Twenty thousand teachers rally in North Carolina

By Rosa Shahnazarian and Will Morrow, 17 May 2018

While teachers expressed their determination for a united struggle, the unions called the rally to avert a strike and channel opposition behind the Democratic Party.

Build rank-and-file committees! Prepare a nationwide strike to defend public education!
North Carolina and the next stage of the teachers’ revolt

Deals by unions to end US teacher strikes funded by regressive taxes, more budget cuts

“Teachers across this country need to organize a national strike”
A letter from an Arizona teacher

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WikiLeaks and whistleblowers condemn new allegations against Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 17 May 2018

Beside WikiLeaks and the WSWS, only a handful of other websites and individuals have stepped forward to denounce the Guardian for serving as the conduit for the anti-Assange vendetta.

Conspiracy emerges to push Julian Assange into British and US hands

Caterpillar worker dies after being crushed at South Milwaukee plant

By Shannon Jones, 17 May 2018

A 60-year-old Caterpillar worker died Monday of injuries he suffered at Caterpillar’s global mining equipment facility, which has been targeted by the company’s cost-reduction effort.

Michigan auto parts plant explosion highlights brutal conditions in supplier industry

The Ford Flat Rock accident and the fraud of UAW-management safety oversight

Chicago Ford workers denounce unsafe working conditions and UAW complicity

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US primary elections show deepening political polarization

By Patrick Martin, 17 May 2018

While working people are moving to the left, the Democratic Party is promoting as its main candidates for federal offices individuals drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus.

Protests across UK against Israel’s massacre of Palestinians

By our reporters, 17 May 2018

“We need an anti-war movement. We now stand on the brink of a major war.”

More Palestinian deaths as Israel attacks protests in Gaza and West Bank

Striking workers and students in France denounce war, Gaza massacre

European Union tries to salvage Iran nuclear accord from US unilateralism

By Jean Shaoul, 17 May 2018

The European powers are furious because Trump’s threats cut across their attempts to exploit Iran economically and fear sanctions presage a war that will destabilise the Middle East

German Chancellor Merkel announces major rearmament program

By Christoph Vandreier, 17 May 2018

Facing a deepening conflict with the United States, Berlin is seeking to use its armed forces to pursue its geo-strategic interests around the world.

New Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan takes belligerent stand on Nagorno-Karabakh

By Clara Weiss, 17 May 2018

Pashinyan’s reckless moves toward military conflict expose the fraudulent character of the Western media coverage of Armenia’s supposed “democratic revolution.”

The terrible effects on children of Labour’s austerity measures in Bristol

By Mark Blackwood, 17 May 2018

Recent figures reveal that half of all children living in the Lawrence Hill area are struggling just to eat.

Little room for manoeuvre in US-China trade talks

By Nick Beams, 17 May 2018

A letter signed by 32 Democrats stated that “America’s national security must not be signed away as bargaining chip in trade negotiations.”

Japan maneuvering to prevent being left out on North Korean negotiations

By Ben McGrath, 17 May 2018

Japan is trying to justify ongoing military pressure on North Korea, and ultimately China, in the event of an agreement between Pyongyang and Washington.

North Korea denounces US “provocation” and threatens to cancel talks with Trump

Sri Lankan government imposes IMF-dictated increases on essential items

By Saman Gunadasa, 17 May 2018

The deeply-divided government has become a virtual prisoner of the IMF and its social austerity demands.

Thousands of Sri Lankan fishermen protest over fuel price rises

By our correspondents, 17 May 2018

Boycotts and strike action by fishermen are another expression of a growing anti-government movement of Sri Lankan workers and the poor.

New in Urdu

سوشلزم اور طبقاتی جدوجہد کی نئی سرگرمی

3 January 2018

2008کا یہ نیا سال جومارکس کی200صد سالگرہ کا ہے اسکی بنیادی خصوصیات سب سے بڑھ کر سماجی تناؤ میں بڑھتی ہوئی شدت اور بین الاقوامی پیمانے پر طبقاتی لڑائی میں اضافہ اور وسعت پر محیط ہو گئی

New in French

Le massacre de Gaza et la politique de guerre impérialiste

André Damon, 17 mai 2018

La défense par les puissances impérialistes du meurtre de plus de 60 manifestants palestiniens par Israël montre clairement qu'ils ont adopté comme outil politique légitime l'assassinat en masse de civils non armés.

Une conspiration se fait jour pour livrer Julian Assange aux gouvernments britannique et américain

Mike Head, 17 mai 2018

Le Guardian est l’instigateur d’une campagne odieuse pour justifier l’expulsion d’Assange par l’Equateur de son ambassade

Construisez des comités de base ! Préparez une grève nationale pour défendre l’éducation publique !
La Caroline du Nord et la prochaine étape de la révolte des enseignants

le Bulletin des enseignants du WSWS, 17 mai 2018

Des milliers d’enseignants et de leurs partisans défilaient hier à Raleigh, en Caroline du Nord, pour réclamer des salaires et des prestations décents et une hausse du financement des écoles.

Le NPA fait le silence sur le danger de guerre avec l’Iran et la Syrie

Kumaran Ira, 17 mai 2018

Le Nouveau parti anticapitaliste, qui a salué les guerres en Libye et en Syrie, porte une lourde responsabilité dans les menaces de guerre actuelles contre l’Iran.

Les étudiants français bloquent les facultés en lutte contre la loi ORE

Guillaume Garnier, 17 mai 2018

Après la manifestation des cheminots et des fonctionnaires publics contre la privatisation de chemins de fers le 22 mars, des étudiants ont commencé un mouvement afin de bloquer des facultés à travers la France

New in Spanish

La masacre en Gaza y la política de guerras imperialistas

Por Andre Damon, 17 mayo 2018

La defensa de las potencias imperialistas del asesinato de 60 manifestantes palestinos el lunes por parte de Israel deja en claro que han adoptado los asesinatos masivos de ciudadanos desarmados como una política legítima.

¡Construyan comités de base! ¡Preparen una huelga nacional para defender la educación pública!
Carolina del Norte y la próxima etapa de la lucha de los maestros

Por Boletín informativo docente del WSWS, 17 mayo 2018

Miles de docentes y simpatizantes suyos están marchando hoy en Raleigh, North Carolina para exigir salarios y prestaciones dignos y el aumento de la financiación de las escuelas.

El Departamento de Estado de los EUA acusa a China de “chantaje económico”

Por Mike Head, 17 mayo 2018

Los medios australianos destacaron el informe provocador, que acusa a China de usar “diplomacia de libro de deuda” para conquistar países de Asia y del Pacífico.

¡Basta ya de redadas contra los inmigrantes! ¡Por una política socialista de fronteras abiertas!

Por Kevin Mitchell, candidato del PSI para la Cámara de Representantes (Distrito 51 en California), 17 mayo 2018

Esta declaración fue publicada por Kevin Mitchell en respuesta a la redada del 8 de mayo que llevó al arresto de Alberto Alonzo Hernández a manos del ICE en National City, California.

New in Russian

Капиталистическая реставрация в России: Итоги
Часть 4: Кузбасс сегодня

Клара Вайс, 17 мая 2018 г.

В этой серии статей рассматриваются уроки забастовок советских шахтеров 1989 года и капиталистической реставрации в России.

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Perspective

Senate Intelligence Committee approves “black site” torturer to head CIA

17 May 2018

Behind the threadbare trappings of parliamentary procedures, American “democracy” has been reduced to a dictatorship run by a military/intelligence/industrial apparatus.

Earlier Perspectives »

Israel's massacre in Gaza

The massacre in Gaza and imperialist war policy

By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018

Mass murder in Gaza

Israel marks 70th anniversary amid war crimes and deepening social crisis

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

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Commentary

An aging liar peddles his wares

By David North, 17 May 2018

Alex Steiner attempts to justify his repudiation of Trotskyism by slandering the International Committee.

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

By Barry Grey, 16 May 2018

London demonstration underscores decline of Trades Union Congress

By Robert Stevens, 16 May 2018

The fraud of Mélenchon’s call for a Franco-Russian alliance against war

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 May 2018

Two voices of concern over Trump’s “New World Order”

By Nick Beams, 15 May 2018

Election result in Iraq portends further political and social conflict

By James Cogan, 15 May 2018

Unarmed youth shot down in Detroit suburb as US police killings continue

By Tom Hall, 15 May 2018

North Carolina police officer assaults man at Waffle House

More on police violence in America »

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: Free Julian Assange!

Meeting in Brisbane May 20: Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

Spain: Facebook to install its “Ministry of Truth” in Barcelona

By Alejandro López, 14 May 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 »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Oppose the slaughter of Palestinians! Oppose imperialist war!

By David Moore—SEP candidate for Senate in California, 17 May 2018

The Democratic senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, has a long record of support for the Israeli government’s war crimes.

Arts Review

Revisiting Hollywood’s Censor: Joseph I. Breen & The Production Code Administration (2007)
How the American establishment censored Hollywood during its “Golden Age”

By Charles Bogle, 17 May 2018

The bulk of Thomas Doherty’s work covers the period from 1934 to 1954, when his subject was the enforcer of the Production Code.

Machines: An unflinching look at an Indian textile mill

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 May 2018

The Jazz Ambassadors: An episode in the history of the American musical form

By Fred Mazelis, 14 May 2018

Kanye West on slavery and Trump: Ignorance and the self-deluding influence of wealth

By Nick Barrickman, 12 May 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Science

Study finds alarming decline in biodiversity worldwide

By Philip Guelpa, 14 May 2018

25 years ago: Maastricht Treaty to establish European Union passes last hurdles

Denmark ratified the Maastricht Treaty, establishing the European Union, in a referendum vote on May 18, 1993.

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50 years ago: Factory occupations sweep France

Beginning on May 14, 1968, French workers, inspired by mass student protests in the preceding weeks, began a wave of factory occupations that shook capitalist France to its foundations.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Warsaw Ghetto in occupied Poland

On May 16, 1943, Nazi officials in German-occupied Poland officially concluded their brutal suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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100 years ago: Wilson guts free speech with Sedition Act

On May 16, 1918, US President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the infamous Sedition Act, which outlawed language deemed by state authorities to be “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive” of the federal government, the military, and the flag.

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New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution” that was delivered by David North at the University of Leipzig in Germany in March.

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.

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.