In act of state terror
Indian police kill 12 protesting industrial pollution in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

By Deeepal Jayaskera, 24 May 2018

Indian authorities have justified the killing of protesters who were demanding the closure of a smelter, owned by a billionaire Indian industrialist, that has wreaked havoc on the lives of people in southeast Tamil Nadu.

Testimony to Grenfell Fire inquiry paints devastating picture of social murder

By Robert Stevens, 24 May 2018

The inquiry heard from Hisam Choucair, who lost six members of his family in the inferno and Karim Mussilhy, who lost his uncle, Hesham Rahman.

Grenfell Tower fire: BBC Panorama reveals corporate criminality

By Paul Bond, 24 May 2018

Investigator Richard Bilton says, “We have been advised that the company’s behaviour could amount to corporate manslaughter.”

Two Britains: The Grenfell inquiry and the royal wedding

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

US primaries: Military-intelligence candidates win four Democratic congressional nominations

By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2018

The results from voting Tuesday extend the takeover of the Democratic Party by former operatives of the national security apparatus.

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

Food and hospitality workers at Las Vegas casinos vote to strike

By Shelley Connor, 24 May 2018

Casino workers in Las Vegas voted by 99 percent to authorize a strike when their contract expires June 1.

Video of tasing, arrest of Milwaukee Bucks basketball star sparks national outrage

By Benjamin Mateus, 24 May 2018

Sterling Brown was tased and arrested after being confronted by a gang up of police officers over a minor parking infraction.

Amazon providing facial recognition technology to police agencies for mass surveillance

By Will Morrow, 24 May 2018

The technology allows police to immediately identify and track individuals captured on video in public places.

“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

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

More on Amazon workers struggles »

Puerto Rican students at New York University ask to stay another semester

By Isaac Finn, 24 May 2018

Twenty-seven Puerto Rican students, who are attending NYU through a program to aid survivors of Hurricane Maria, have requested that the NYU administration extend the program.

Trump trade deal comes under anti-China fire

By Nick Beams, 24 May 2018

The delay in imposing tariffs on China has been condemned by both sides of the US Congress as giving in to Beijing.

German Green Party leader Joschka Fischer promotes militarism and war

By Johannes Stern, 24 May 2018

Fischer is leading the campaign for a massive increase in the German defence budget and an aggressive imperialist foreign policy.

CIA terrorist Posada Carriles dead at 90

By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2018

Protected by the US government until the end, Posada Carriles was responsible for the worst terrorist atrocity committed in the Americas in the twentieth century.

CIA terrorist Posada Carriles acquitted in immigration trial

So far from God, so close to the United States…
The second Mexican presidential debate and the crisis of bourgeois rule

By Rafael Azul, 24 May 2018

This second debate indicates, more clearly than the first, that there is nothing here for Mexican workers.

Argentina: Buenos Aires police attack striking transit workers

By Rafael Azul, 24 May 2018

Helmeted riot police, equipped with batons and full-body shields and firing rubber bullets, invaded the subway tunnels.

Joint email signals union-management partnership at Australia’s Macquarie University

By our correspondent, 24 May 2018

The NTEU is proceeding with the “strategic” measures in order to impose savage cost-cutting and restructuring

New in Russian

Милитаризм и фашистская демагогия в парламенте Германии

Иоганнес Штерн, 24 мая 2018 г.

Неофашистская фракция германского парламента, собравшегося в новом составе, открыла первые общие дебаты расистской тирадой. Это было попросту проигнорировано канцлером Ангелой Меркель, которая, по большей части, переняла фашистскую программу в вопросе о беженцах.

New in Spanish

Ken Livingstone es forzado a renunciar al Partido Laborista británico

Por Thomas Scripps y Chris Marsden, 24 mayo 2018

La caza de brujas y las expulsiones serán utilizadas como un ejemplo a seguir por las fuerzas derechistas de todo mundo, ante todo Israel y Estados Unidos.

La Corte Suprema de EUA elimina el derecho de los trabajadores a presentar demandas colectivas contra las empresas

Por Eric London, 24 mayo 2018

El fallo del caso Epic Systems Corp. vs. Lewis resultará en la transferencia de miles de millones de dólares de la clase obrera a los cofres de la oligarquía, la cual controla al Gobierno y a las cortes.

Mientras los bancos estadounidenses declaran ganancias récord
Los Reguladores y el Congreso toman medidas para poner fin a todas las restricciones sobre la especulación de Wall Street

Por Barry Grey, 24 mayo 2018

A medida que se aproxima el décimo aniversario del colapso de Wall Street en septiembre de 2008, las restricciones simbólicas sobre los bancos aprobadas durante la administración Obama están siendo desmanteladas.

Italia: el gobierno más derechista desde Mussolini

Por Peter Schwarz, 24 mayo 2018

El domingo, el movimiento de protesta Cinco Estrellas (M5S) y la Lega de extrema derecha acordaron un programa de gobierno conjunto.

Los trabajadores públicos franceses protestan contra la austeridad y los ataques a sus condiciones

Por Kumaran Ira, 24 mayo 2018

Las huelgas y las 130 protestas por toda Francia son una señal de la creciente oposición a las políticas militaristas y de austeridad de Macron y de la Unión Europea.

Agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza detiene a dos ciudadanos estadounidenses en Montana por hablar en español

Por Alec Andersen, 24 mayo 2018

El incidente se produce mientras la administración de Trump está alentando activamente a elementos derechistas y de ti fascistas, refiriéndose constantemente a los inmigrantes de América Latina como animales, violadores y contrabandistas.

New in Turkish

Venezuela’da Maduro rekor düzeyde düşük katılımla yeniden seçildi

Alexander Fangmann, 24 Mayıs 2018

Maduro’nun büyük farkla zafer kazanmasına rağmen, seçimler, Venezuelalı işçilerin, siyasi sisteme yönelik kitlesel hoşnutsuzluğuna sahne oldu ki bu rekor düzeydeki düşük katılıma yansıdı.

75 yıl önce: Stalinist bürokrasi Komintern’i dağıtıyor

24 Mayıs 2018

Komintern’in resmen dağıtılması, Stalinist bürokrasinin Britanya’yı, Fransa’yı ve ABD’yi kapsayan emperyalist müttefiklerine bir işaret olarak tasarlanmıştı.

New in French

Gouvernement le plus à droite depuis Mussolini en Italie

Peter Schwarz, 24 mai 2018

Dimanche, le groupement contestataire Mouvement Cinq étoiles (M5S) et la Ligue d’extrême droite se sont mis d’accord sur un programme gouvernemental commun.

Ken Livingstone chassé du Parti travailliste britannique

Thomas Scripps et Chris Marsden, 24 mai 2018

La chasse aux sorcières et les expulsions au Parti travailliste vont être présentées par les forces de droite du monde entier comme l’exemple à suivre, surtout en Israël et aux Etats-Unis

La Fête de LO: des charlatans petit-bourgeois luttent contre le trotskysme

Alexandre Lantier, 24 mai 2018

En s’alliant à des forces qu’elle traite de serviteurs des riches tout en se revendiquant du trotskysme, Arthaud sème la confusion et tente de discréditer le trotskyme.

Bernie Sanders défend l’impérialisme américain lors d’une réunion publique sur l’Iran

Tom Hall, 24 mai 2018

Sanders et ses invités ont présenté une critique tout à fait conventionnelle et pro-impérialiste de la décision de l’administration Trump de se retirer de l’accord nucléaire iranien.

New in German

Ken Livingstone aus der britischen Labour Party gedrängt

24. Mai 2018

Die Hexenjagd und Verdrängung von Mitgliedern der Labour Party wird von rechten Kräften auf der ganzen Welt als Vorbild gefeiert werden, vor allem in Israel und den Vereinigten Staaten.

Frankreich: Streiks und Proteste im öffentlichen Dienst

Kumaran Ira, 24. Mai 2018

In ganz Frankreich kam es am Dienstag zu Streiks und über 130 Protestaktionen. Sie sind Ausdruck des wachsenden Widerstands gegen die Austeritäts- und Kriegspolitik Macrons und der EU.

Karl Marx: Vier Ausstellungen in seiner Geburtsstadt Trier

Marianne Arens, 24. Mai 2018

Karl Marx wird in vier Trierer Ausstellungen als Persönlichkeit des 19. Jahrhunderts gewürdigt, aber nicht als sozialistischer Revolutionär mit Bedeutung für heute.

Neue Enthüllungen über Polizei-Provokationen beim Hamburger G20-Gipfel

Christopher Lehmann, 24. Mai 2018

Eine Zeugenaussage verhärtet den Verdacht, dass die Polizei bewusst Provokateure einsetzte, um ihr brutales Vorgehen gegen G20-Demonstranten in Hamburg zu rechtfertigen.

Eine Bilanz der Verrätereien des linken Nationalismus in Lateinamerika

Bill Van Auken, 24. Mai 2018

Diese Rede hielt Bill Van Auken auf der Internationalen Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI. Van Auken ist ein führendes Mitglied der amerikanischen Socialist Equality Party und WSWS-Redakteur.

New in Arabic

ضد الإمبريالية ، والثورة المضادة والحرب ! في سبيل شرق أوسط اشتراكي!

٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

خلال التجمع الدولي الافتراضي الذي نظمته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة قام يوهانس شترن بإلقاء الخطاب التالي والرفيق شترن عضو قيادي في حزب المساواة الاشتراكية ، الفرع الألماني للجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وعضو في هيئة تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية في ألمانيا .

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Perspective

The way forward for French workers
Build rank-and-file committees to oppose Macron’s austerity measures!

24 May 2018

In voting to reject privatization, French rail workers are at the forefront of a struggle of the entire working class against the Macron government. This struggle requires a revolutionary perspective.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Philip Roth and the narrow framework of postwar cultural life

By David Walsh, 24 May 2018

Among Roth’s best known works are Goodbye, Columbus (1959), Letting Go (1962), Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), Zuckerman Unbound (1981), Sabbath’s Theater (1995), American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998) and The Human Stain (2000).

Sri Lankan filmmaker Lester James Peries dies at 99

By Pani Wijesiriwardane and Gamini Karunatileka, 23 May 2018

Corporate: Offensive, pointed satire for a change

By Ed Hightower, 22 May 2018

Commentary

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part one

By Julie Hyland, 24 May 2018

The following is the first part of a three-part interview with Professor Piers Robinson, an academic at the University of Sheffield and a member of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media.

A reply to the communications director of the South Carolina Education Association

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 24 May 2018

The following is an exchange about the May 21 World Socialist Web Site article, “Teachers and public workers protest in South Carolina.”

Ken Livingstone forced out of British Labour Party

By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden, 23 May 2018

US Supreme Court eliminates workers’ right to collectively sue corporations

By Eric London, 23 May 2018

As US banks report record profits
Regulators, Congress move to end all restraints on Wall Street speculation

By Barry Grey, 23 May 2018

Militarism and fascist demagogy in the German parliament

By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2018

An aging liar peddles his wares

By David North, 17 May 2018

Trump offers North Korea “incremental” denuclearisation ahead of planned summit

US Secretary of State Pompeo presents war ultimatum to Iran

White House meeting on probe of Trump campaign informant

The US political police and the 2016 elections

Sunday Times Rich List: Wealth of Britain’s richest grew 10 percent

Wealth-X report shows billionaires gained $1.8 trillion in 2017

Bernie Sanders defends American imperialism at town hall on Iran

Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

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.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 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.

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

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.

Science

Climate scientists warn about “methane time bomb”

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 May 2018

Scientists reveal global warming’s impact on Great Barrier Reef

By Frank Gaglioti, 23 May 2018

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 May 2018

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

Workers Struggles

As unions try to block further walkouts
US education secretary pledges to escalate war on teachers

By Jerry White, 23 May 2018

Teachers and public workers protest in South Carolina

US education secretary attacks separation of church and state

More on US teachers »

French public sector workers strike against austerity and attacks on conditions

By Kumaran Ira, 23 May 2018

AT&T Midwest workers press for strike action as CWA seeks to block struggle

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 22 May 2018

France: PSA uses labor law to sack workers, boost working times in Vesoul plant

By Anthony Torres, 22 May 2018

Autoworkers Struggles

Toyota plans massive cost cutting

By Keisha Gibbs, 23 May 2018

In wake of recent workplace accidents US autoworkers speak out on safety conditions

More on autoworkers struggles »

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange

By our reporters, 21 May 2018

The support for Assange stands in stark contrast to the venomous hostility to the WikiLeaks editor from governments and the corporate media.

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung fuels the campaign against Julian Assange

UK meetings against war, lies and 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 »

25 years ago: Eritrea wins independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

On May 24, 1993, Eritrea was declared an independent and sovereign republic. Four days later the new country was admitted to the United Nations.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle makes television appeal for end to French general strike

On May 24, 1968, French President Charles de Gaulle appeared on national television to plead for an end to the general strike by 10,000,000 workers, the largest and most widespread walkout in world history.

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75 years ago: The Stalinist bureaucracy dissolves the Comintern

On May 22, 1943, the ruling bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, headed by Joseph Stalin, formally dissolved the Communist International (Comintern).

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100 years ago: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established under Menshevik rule

On May 26, 1918, the republic of Georgia declared its independence, coinciding with the dissolution of the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic.

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New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

By our correspondents, 14 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.

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.