US to separate all families charged with illegal border crossing

By Patrick Martin, 8 May 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative to prosecute everyone detained as an illegal border crosser and to separate children from their parents.

In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
US denies right to asylum

Trump ends temporary protected status for 86,000 Hondurans

Defying the trade unions, Air France workers vote to reject contract

By Alex Lantier, 8 May 2018

Workers defied not only threats from Air France and the government, but also from the union bureaucrats, who demanded that they approve the contract.

Tensions rise with Trump set to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal

By Bill Van Auken, 8 May 2018

With Trump’s allies signaling that he will rip up the agreement, Israel has issued increasingly bellicose threats against Iran.

Washington and Tel Aviv lurching toward a war with Iran

Israeli Knesset debates legal framework for apartheid-style state

By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2018

The bill explicitly defines Israel as a Jewish state, according nationality rights only to its Jewish as opposed to Palestinian citizens.

The slaughter in Gaza and the crisis of Israel on its 70th anniversary

More on the crisis in Gaza »

“There’s an attack on all public workers”
Striking University of California workers speak out

By our reporters, 8 May 2018

On Monday, 24,000 service workers on University of California campuses, members of AFSCME Local 3299, hit the picket lines for the first day of a three-day strike.

Unions isolate striking Pueblo, Colorado teachers

By Bill Kidd and Will Morrow, 8 May 2018

The teachers unions are isolating the striking teachers not only from their counterparts across the US, but throughout Colorado.

After union betrayal in Arizona, teacher militancy continues to build across US

“If the workers united we would be a dominating force”
Arizona teachers oppose union sellout and call for nationwide strike

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Dozens of classes without teachers at Flint, Michigan, high school

By Genevieve Leigh and Sam Wayne, 8 May 2018

The school administration at Flint Southwestern Academy has hidden from parents and the community for months that dozens of their children’s classes are being held without teachers.

Form rank-and-file factory committee to enforce worker safety
UAW and Ford silent as anger simmers in wake of injury at Flat Rock Assembly

By Shannon Jones, 8 May 2018

Details are being withheld by management and the UAW over the injury of a production worker early Friday at the plant that sparked a walkout by second-shift workers.

Ford Flat Rock workers halt production after worker mangled in machinery

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“It is like being tortured in your mind and your body for 10 hours a night”
Injured Amazon worker describes high-tech dystopia inside Texas warehouse

By Tom Carter, 8 May 2018

Shannon Allen described brutal working conditions, authoritarian-style surveillance of workers in the facility, and management demands to maintain frenetic rates of speed.

The case for expropriation
Amazon halts construction in Seattle to protest tax hike

Boston: Amazon HQ2 bid targets working class suburbs

Report: Amazon and Tesla among most dangerous workplaces in the US

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Cafeteria workers at the New School threatened with layoffs

By Philip Guelpa, 8 May 2018

Administrators at the private university in New York City have announced plans to dismiss the entire cafeteria staff and replace them with even lower-paid workers.

Three Chicago Transit Authority workers injured in subway electrical explosion

By Michael Walters, 8 May 2018

Despite the seriousness of the incident, few details have been made public by the unions and the CTA or reported on by the press.

No solution to Italian government crisis

By Marianne Arens, 8 May 2018

The second attempt to form a government failed on May 3 when the leadership of the Democratic Party rejected a coalition with the Five Star Movement.

Italy continues without a government

Italy: Five Star Movement makes a deal with the far-right League

More on the political crisis in Italy »

Danish unions sell-out strike in face of lockout

By Ellis Wynne, 8 May 2018

Public services across the country would have been hit, including healthcare, transport and education provision.

Argentina: Government responds to peso crisis with panic selling of dollar reserves and interest rate increase

By Rafael Azul, 8 May 2018

The Argentinian ruling class, under pressure from Wall Street, is fearful of another situation like the 2001-2002 crisis.

Report underscores Australian rental affordability crisis

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 May 2018

The inflated housing bubble has created a social disaster, especially for recipients of poverty-level government welfare.

New in Turkish

Troçkizm, 21. Yüzyılın Marksizmidir

Joseph Kishore, 8 Mayıs 2018

Toplantıdaki tüm konuşmalar, işçi sınıfını kapitalizme karşı harekete geçirme mücadelesi ile yaklaşık 200 yıl geriye uzanan Marksist hareketin tarihsel deneyimlerini birbirine bağladılar.

1 Mayıs 2018 ve Karl Marx’ın doğumunun 200. yıldönümü

David North, 8 Mayıs 2018

Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nı açan David North, bilimsel sosyalizmin kurucusu Karl Marx’ın, doğumundan 200 yıl sonraki tarihsel önemi üzerine konuştu.

Maruti Suzuki işçileri ve Güney Asya genelinde sınıf mücadelesinin yeniden canlanması

Wije Dias, 8 Mayıs 2018

DEUK’un Sri Lanka şubesinin genel sekreteri ve 50 yılı aşkın süredir emektar bir Troçkist olan Wije Dias, DEUK’un Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda Colombo’dan konuştu.

New in Norwegian

Kapitalisme og revolusjonen i kunstig intelligens

Andre Damon, 8 May 2018

Googles samarbeid med den amerikanske regjeringens dronemordprogram er uttrykk for hvordan den raske utviklingen av kunstig-intelligens-teknologi – med sitt enorme potensial for menneskenes berikelse – blir korrumpert under kapitalismen.

Lærernes opprør fortsetter i Oklahoma og på tvers av USA

Jerry White, 8 May 2018

Mens streiken til Oklahoma-lærerne går inn i sin femte dag, sprer protestene, arbeidsneleggelsene og kravene om statsovergripende læreraksjoner seg i Kentucky, Arizona og andre stater.

«Vi må la oss inspirere av deres mot»
Bilarbeidere uttrykker støtte for lærerkampen

våre reportere, 8 May 2018

Bilarbeidere i det større Detroit-området og Chicago uttrykte støtte til lærerne som trosser fagforeningene for å ta offentlig utdanning i forsvar.

Imperialistmaktenes løgner om Skripal-affæren faller fra hverandre

Robert Stevens, 8 May 2018

Ikke siden Nazi-Tyskland har verden vært vitne til en slik skamløs forfalskning av begivenheter som provokasjonen kokt sammen rundt forgiftningen av den russiske forhenværende dobbeltagenten Sergeij Skripal og hans datter i England.

«Vi må få en slutt på at profitt går foran elever»
Elever uttaler sin støtte for lærerne når Oklahoma-streiken går inn i fjerde dagen

Jerry White, 8 May 2018

De fleste skoledistriktene i delstaten har stengt i dag på grunn av arbeidsnedleggelsen, med mange andre som kansellerer timer til og med fredag.

Babylon Berlin: En påkostet fjernsynserie om 1920-tallets Tyskland

Sybille Fuchs, 8 May 2018

Den hittil dyreste tyske fjernsynsproduksjonen viser Berlin fra året 1929.

New in Spanish

El trotskismo es el marxismo del siglo XXI

Por Joseph Kishore, 8 mayo 2018

El quinto Mitin anual en línea del Día Internacional del Trabajador organizado por el CICI demostró que la Cuarta Internacional representa la continuidad del marxismo.

Día Internacional del Trabajador del 2018 y Bicentenario de Karl Marx
Lecciones de la lucha de clases en América Latina

Por Bill Van Auken, 8 mayo 2018

La clase obrera latinoamericana está asumiendo nuevamente una lucha revolucionaria. Es hora de dar cuenta de las traiciones de luchas pasadas y del papel desempeñado por dirigentes que se dedicaron a desorientar y descarrillar a la clase obrera.

Policía puertorriqueña ataca a miles que protestaban contra la austeridad el primero de mayo

Por Genevieve Leigh, 8 mayo 2018

Pese a reportes de que las protestas eran pacíficas, los manifestantes fueron atacados por la policía con gases lacrimógenos, aerosol de pimienta, balas de goma y porras.

Miembros de la caravana de refugiados se pronuncian
Cobertura en directo desde su campamento en Tijuana

Por Kevin Martinez y Clodomiro Puentes, 8 mayo 2018

Los 200 refugiados que arribaron han sido dejados a esperar en un campamento improvisado en Tijuana, al lado mexicano de la frontera con Estados Unidos.

New in French

Les États-Unis posent un ultimatum à la Chine sur le commerce

Nick Beams, 8 mai 2018

La liste de mesures n’est pas conçue pour servir de base de négociations mais pour intensifier le conflit économique et les tensions militaires.

Le trotskisme est le marxisme du 21e siècle

Joseph Kishore, 8 mai 2018

Le cinquième Rassemblement annuel CIQI sur Internet à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des travailleurs, a démontré que la continuité du marxisme est incarnée dans l’histoire de la Quatrième Internationale.

L’ingérence électorale américaine à l’ère d’Internet
Comment Google, Facebook et Twitter manipulent les élections présidentielles mexicaines – 1ʳᵉ partie

Alex González et Andrea Lobo, 8 mai 2018

Les États-Unis sont maintenant engagés dans des efforts avancés pour exploiter les données sur chaque électeur dans le pays, ainsi que les données des utilisateurs de Google et les sociétés de médias sociaux, pour influencer les élections de leur voisin du Sud.

New in German

Der Trotzkismus ist der Marxismus des 21. Jahrhunderts

Joseph Kishore, 8. Mai 2018

Die fünfte jährliche Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI hat gezeigt, dass die Kontinuität des Marxismus in der Geschichte der Vierten Internationale verkörpert ist.

Von der Leyen fordert schnellere Erhöhung der Militärausgaben

Johannes Stern, 8. Mai 2018

Seit Bekanntgabe des Haushaltsplans läuft in Politik und Medien eine aggressive Kampagne mit dem Ziel, noch viel schneller und umfassender aufzurüsten.

Stoppt den Terror gegen Flüchtlinge

Ulrich Rippert, 8. Mai 2018

Der nächtliche Überfall von mehreren Hundertschaften Polizei auf ein Flüchtlingslager in Ellwangen war eine gezielte staatliche Provokation, um jede Form von Opposition einzuschüchtern.

Video: Flüchtlinge von Ellwangen im Gespräch mit der WSWS

K. Nesan und Ishmael Schardt, 8. Mai 2018

Die solidarische Aktion der Flüchtlinge von Ellwangen, die eine Abschiebung verhinderten, wird für eine beispiellose Hetzkampagne missbraucht. Mehrere Geflüchtete bestätigten unsern Reportern: „Es gab keine Kämpfe in dieser Nacht.“ Allerdings berichten sie von grundlosen Übergriffen der Polizei während der Razzia vom 3. Mai.

Handelsstreit: USA stellen China Ultimatum

Nick Beams, 8. Mai 2018

Die Liste der geforderten Maßnahmen dient nicht als Verhandlungsgrundlage, sondern soll die wirtschaftlichen Konflikte und militärischen Spannungen verschärfen.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
50 лет назад: В Париже вспыхивают студенческие протесты

4 мая 2018 г.

2 мая 1968 года полицейский спецназ попытался усмирить студенческий протест против закрытия колледжа искусств в Университете Париж-Нантер.

New in Arabic

لا لحرب عالمية ثالثة ! وفي سبيل بناء حركة اشتراكية مناهضة للحرب.

١٦ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

خلال الأيام التي مرت منذ قيام الولايات المتحدة والناتو بقصف مدينتي دمشق وحمص السوريتين بأكثر من مائة صاروخ ، صار من الواضح أن القوى الإمبريالية لم تكن راضية عن إراقة الدماء الأخير.

New in Italian

No alla Terza Guerra Mondiale! Per la costruzione di un movimento socialista contro la guerra!

Dichiarazione della redazione editoriale del World Socialist Web Site, 26 aprile 2018

L’assalto da parte delle potenze imperialiste sulla Siria è solo il preludio di un conflitto più ampio e sanguinoso contro Iran, Russia e Cina.

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Perspective

Educators’ struggle in US continues in aftermath of union betrayal in Arizona

8 May 2018

The strikes and protests that have erupted so far this year are initial expressions of a powerful, objective social movement that raises basic political questions for all workers.

Earlier Perspectives »

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

The ICFI’s fifth annual May Day Online Rally demonstrated that the continuity of Marxism is embodied in the history of the Fourth International.

The struggle against militarism and the far right in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the May Day rally by Peter Schwarz, Secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International for the past 32 years, and a leading member of the German section of the ICFI.

Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!

By Johannes Stern, 8 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

The Maruti Suzuki workers and the re-emergence of class struggle across South Asia

By Wije Dias, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

Arts Review

Is The Changeover just Twilight set in New Zealand?

By Tom Peters, 8 May 2018

The Changeover, highly praised in New Zealand, is a formulaic supernatural teen romance imbued with definite class prejudices.

The hypocritical, cowardly expulsion of Roman Polanski from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1977 victim Samantha Geimer: It’s “an ugly and cruel action”

By David Walsh, 7 May 2018

Tully, A Quiet Place, You Were Never Really Here: Every poor film is poor in its own way

By Joanne Laurier, 7 May 2018

Unequivocally, FOR Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and AGAINST Avengers: Infinity War

Artists on the Tate Modern’s David King exhibition, Red Star over Russia: “In essence the exhibition was anti-Trotsky”

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 5
The generally—and genuinely—inadequate character of global filmmaking

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Sri Lanka’s National Defence University Act! No privatisation of education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018

The legislation is a further move toward the privatisation of higher education and increased militarisation of the country.

Workers Struggles

Three-day strike by Mexican teachers in Chiapas and Oaxaca
Workers Struggles: The Americas

8 May 2018

The action included mass protest marches and the occupation of government buildings to press educators demands including the rollback of pro business education reforms and the re-opening of negotiations.

Commentary

US relaunches Second Fleet in war preparations against Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2018

US seizes on missile allegations to ramp up threats against China

Judge says Special Counsel Mueller seeks to oust Trump

Global military spending at record $1.7 trillion

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 4: The Kuzbass today

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship

By our reporters, 5 May 2018

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”

By our correspondents, 5 May 2018

Despite government ban, Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful May Day meeting

By our correspondents, 3 May 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018

Unite the working class against police killings!

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Report shows NSA tripled its domestic surveillance operations in 2017

By E.P. Milligan, 7 May 2018

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

By Andre Damon, 25 April 2018

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2018

For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists

23 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

25 years ago: Man executed after Supreme Court rules it “does not correct errors of fact”

On May 12, 1993, at 4:49 a.m., Leonel Herrera was executed in Huntsville, Texas, after Governor Ann Richards refused a last-minute appeal for clemency and the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that new evidence that might exonerate him was irrelevant.

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50 years ago: General strike in France backs student protests

After two weeks of demonstrations and strikes by French college and high school students, which had witnessed pitched battles on the streets of Paris with police, the most powerful social force in France began to make its presence felt: the working class.

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75 years ago: Axis powers suffer final defeat in North Africa

On May 13, 1943, the remaining German and Italian forces in Tunisia surrendered to British and US troops, marking the end of the North African campaign, a three-year series of battles for control over the geo-strategically critical and resource-rich region.

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100 years ago: Wilson administration circulates “German-Bolshevik conspiracy” slander

On May 9, 1918, Edgar Sisson, an agent of the US propaganda bureaucracy known as the Committee on Public Information (CPI), circulated the first of 68 forged Russian documents that came to form the pamphlet The German-Bolshevik Conspiracy.

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Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

7 April 2018

Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.