Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

By Andre Damon, 18 May 2018

Three prominent technology scholars have published an open letter, which has now received over 900 signatures, condemning Google’s collaboration with the Pentagon’s illegal “targeted killing” program.

Google workers demand end to company’s involvement in drone murder

US plans to detain minors on military bases as Trump calls immigrants “animals”

By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2018

A savage new immigration policy will result in tens of thousands of children being separated from their parents and sent to detention centers.

United States Border Patrol neglects counting migrant deaths

US blames China for renewed tensions with North Korea

By James Cogan, 18 May 2018

Citing the “Libyan model,” Trump implied that North Korea would face “total decimation” if no agreement is reached.

Japan maneuvering to prevent being left out on North Korean negotiations

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung fuels the campaign against Julian Assange

By Peter Schwarz, 18 May 2018

The German daily has joined the campaign to justify handing over the WikiLeaks founder to British and American authorities.

WikiLeaks and whistleblowers condemn new allegations against Julian Assange

Conspiracy emerges to push Julian Assange into British and US hands

North Carolina teachers oppose unions’ shutting down of walkout

By Will Morrow, 18 May 2018

While teachers have returned to work, none of the issues that led to yesterday’s walkout have been resolved.

Twenty thousand teachers rally in North Carolina

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

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“He needed help and instead he got five shots”
Friends condemn police killing of Cody Reynolds in Royal Oak, Michigan

By Kathleen Martin, 18 May 2018

The unarmed youth gunned down by a police officer in suburban Detroit is remembered fondly as “the type of person who cared more about other people than himself.”

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

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Trump axes NASA climate research program

By Daniel de Vries, 18 May 2018

The Carbon Monitoring System was the latest target of the Trump administration’s anti-science agenda.

UK: Tories seek to defuse anger over Grenfell fire ahead of official public inquiry

By Robert Stevens, 18 May 2018

The claim by the government, backed by Labour, that adding two panel members to the Grenfell fire inquiry will prevent a whitewash is false.

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India: Varanasi flyover bridge collapse kills 18

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 May 2018

The tragedy is a further indication that government authorities and construction companies are endangering the safety of workers and the public as a whole.

Nine years since Sri Lankan civil war ended in massacre of Tamils

By K. Nesan and V. Gnana, 18 May 2018

Thousands of people around the world are gathering today to mark the anniversary of one of the most infamous massacres of the 21st century.

Australian government “review” prepares deeper public sector cuts

By Terry Cook, 18 May 2018

The review will be a mechanism to justify further privatisations, outsourcing and cuts to jobs and conditions.

Australia: Why is the New South Wales Teachers Federation promoting a new NAPLAN?

By Erika Zimmer, 18 May 2018

Australian teachers have been almost universally hostile to NAPLAN testing which was introduced by the former Rudd Labor government a decade ago.

New in German

Geheimdienstausschuss des US-Senats empfiehlt ehemalige Foltergefängnis-Leiterin als CIA-Chefin

Barry Grey, 18. Mai 2018

Hinter der brüchigen Fassade parlamentarischer Prozesse ist die amerikanische „Demokratie“ zu einer Diktatur geworden, die von einem Komplex aus Militär, Geheimdiensten und Großunternehmen geführt wird.

Europäische Union will das iranische Atomabkommen retten

Jean Shaoul, 18. Mai 2018

Die europäischen Mächte sind empört darüber, dass sich Trump mit seinen Drohungen über ihre Bemühungen hinwegsetzt, den Iran wirtschaftlich auszubeuten. Gleichzeitig fürchten sie, dass die US-Sanktionen die Vorstufe eines Kriegs sind, der den Nahen Osten destabilisiert.

Erfolgreiche Veranstaltung der IYSSE gegen Krieg im Iran

unseren Reportern, 18. Mai 2018

Obwohl das Treffen sehr kurzfristig anberaumt wurde, kamen über 50 Teilnehmer, die über die Kriegsentwicklung besorgt waren und eine sozialistische Perspektive diskutieren wollten.

Der Kampf gegen den Militarismus und die extreme Rechte in Europa

Peter Schwarz, 18. Mai 2018

Rede von Peter Schwarz bei der Online-Maikundgebung des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale. Schwarz ist Sekretär des IKVI und ein führendes Mitglied der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei.

Tödliches Zugunglück in Aichach: Angehöriger macht Bahnvorstand und Bundespolitiker verantwortlich

Wolfgang Weber, 18. Mai 2018

Am 7. Mai 2018 prallte in Aichach bei Augsburg ein Regionalzug fast ungebremst auf einen Güterzug. Zwei Menschen wurden getötet, 14 zum Teil schwer verletzt.

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La commission sénatoriale du renseignement approuve la nomination d’une tortionnaire des «prisons secrètes» à la tête de la CIA

Barry Grey, 18 mai 2018

Derrière la façade usée des procédures parlementaires, la «démocratie» américaine se réduit à une dictature dirigée par l’appareil militaro-industriel et du renseignement.

Un menteur vieillissant colporte ses idées

David North, 18 mai 2018

Alex Steiner tente de justifier sa répudiation du trotskysme en calomniant le Comité international.

Une étude révèle un déclin alarmant de la biodiversité dans le monde

Philip Guelpa, 18 mai 2018

La perte de plus en plus accélérée d’espèces végétales et animales fait craindre une sixième extinction de masse.

New in Spanish

Comisión de Inteligencia del Senado aprueba nominación de torturadora de “cárceles clandestinas” como directora de la CIA

Por Barry Grey, 18 mayo 2018

Detrás de los desgastados procedimientos parlamentarios, la “democracia” estadounidense ha sido reducida a una dictadura presidida por el aparato militar, industrial y de inteligencia.

Emerge una conspiración para poner a Julian Assange en manos de los británicos y los estadounidenses

Por Mike Head, 18 mayo 2018

The Guardian ha instigado una sucia campaña para justificar que Ecuador esté obligando a Assange a abandonar su embajada.

La Organización Socialista Internacional y la política imperialista de la pseudoizquierda

Por Barry Grey, 18 mayo 2018

La Organización Socialista Internacional está preocupada de que los estudiantes y jóvenes radicalizados políticamente y que están interesados en el socialismo también sean hostiles a las intervenciones militares estadounidenses en Siria y otras partes.

Festival de cine de San Francisco 2018:
El tan inadecuado cine mundial

Por David Walsh, 18 mayo 2018

El reciente Festival de cine de San Francisco alumbra formas pensar retrógradas entre los artistas e intelectuales. Aun sufren las obras artísticas del impacto de años de estancación y reaccionarismo.

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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

The US political police and the 2016 elections

18 May 2018

A 4,000-word front-page report in the New York Times paints a picture of an American political system in which the FBI and CIA play a critical and at times decisive role.

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Commentary

Oppose the repression of Polish socialists!

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 18 May 2018

The WSWS condemns the Polish government’s repressive acts against the socialist Władza Rad website and other authoritarian measures targeting left-wing opposition.

New Statesman’s Paul Mason advocates for regime change in Russia

By Thomas Scripps, 18 May 2018

Writing in his New Statesman article, Paul Mason parrots the predatory agenda of British and American imperialism against Russia.

An aging liar peddles his wares

By David North, 17 May 2018

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

By Barry Grey, 17 May 2018

The massacre in Gaza and imperialist war policy

By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018

Protests across UK against Israel’s massacre of Palestinians

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

By Barry Grey, 16 May 2018

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

Arts Review

Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard: The cruelty of the motion picture business

By Joanne Laurier, 18 May 2018

The story of a struggling Hollywood screenwriter and his deadly encounter with a delusional silent film star.

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

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

Workers Struggles

UK college lecturers in London, Bradford, Hull plan strikes as Iranian teachers protest pay in 30 cities
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

18 May 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Caterpillar worker dies after being crushed at South Milwaukee plant

By Shannon Jones, 17 May 2018

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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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

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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.

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.