As CEO compensation soars to new heights
Fifty-one million US households cannot afford “survival budget”

By Kate Randall, 26 May 2018

Four in 10 US adults are a $400 expense away from financial ruin, and the typical employee would have to work 275 years to earn the average compensation of a top-200 CEO.

Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Company’s profits surge

Anger grows as layoff approaches for 1,500 auto workers at Lordstown GM plant

By Samuel Davidson, 26 May 2018

Lordstown workers are seething over a deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers to layoff the second shift at the plant while hiring subcontractors at lower pay and benefits.

Trump orders “national security” probe into auto industry

Toyota plans massive cost cutting

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

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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Afghanistan

By Shelley Connor, 26 May 2018

On Thursday, President Trump bestowed the Medal of Honor on former Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski, who has admitted to ordering the killing of unarmed Afghan men.

Dekalb County Georgia school bus drivers continue fight for reinstatement of fired colleagues

By Kranti Kumara, 26 May 2018

Workers are continuing their courageous and principled fight in the face of arrogant and provocative statements by the district’s superintendent.

Ruling confirms US government withheld evidence to malign J20 defendants

By E.P. Milligan, 26 May 2018

A Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors withheld crucial evidence that would likely have led to the acquittal of six defendants arrested during protests against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

UK plans deployment of hundreds more troops as part of US-led Afghan build-up

By Barry Mason, 26 May 2018

The US-led war, now in its seventeenth year, has resulted in catastrophe. It has cost at least £40 billion, with 450 UK armed forces personnel killed and tens of thousands left wounded, ill or psychologically damaged.

Turkey’s petty-bourgeois left lines up behind bourgeois pro-NATO opposition

By Halil Celik, 26 May 2018

Turkish pseudo-left parties and organisations are lining up behind the pro-NATO and pro-EU bourgeois opposition parties in the upcoming election.

UK: Nearly half a million young people not in receipt of minimal state support

By Joe Mount, 26 May 2018

Many youth struggle to access Job Centre services due to lack of proper documentation or other bureaucratic hurdles. Others lack a bank account, internet access or sufficient literacy. Others are carers for older relatives.

Australian government delays by-elections for nine weeks

By Mike Head, 26 May 2018

Four of the five by-elections result from the latest “dual citizenship” disqualifications—a witch-hunt that is ousting from parliament anyone deemed to lack sole loyalty to the nation.

Australian feminists deny mental health crisis behind Margaret River murder-suicide

By Cheryl Crisp, 26 May 2018

The proponents of feminist identity politics provide a cover for the social conditions that led to the tragedy.

Sri Lankan president showers praises on the military

By K. Ratnayake, 26 May 2018

President Sirisena used his addressing to an official celebration of the 2009 defeat of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to eulogise the military and issue Sinhala chauvinist appeals.

New in Turkish

Sosyalizm uğruna mücadelede gençliğin rolü

Genevieve Leigh, 25 Mayıs 2018

Aşağıdaki konuşma, IYSSE’nin ABD’deki önde gelen üyelerinden Genevieve Leigh tarafından, DEUK’un 2018 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yapıldı.

New in Russian

Италия: Самое правое правительство со времен Муссолини

Петер Шварц, 26 мая 2018 г.

Протестное «Движение пяти звезд» и право-экстремитская Лига согласовали общую правительственную программу.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Провозглашена Грузинская демократическая республика под руководством меньшевиков

26 мая 2018 г.

26 мая 1918 года провозгласила свою независимость Грузинская демократическая республика, что произошло одновременно с упразднением Закавказской демократической федеративной республики.

New in French

Julian Assange « en danger » d'être détenu par le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis

Mike Head, 26 mai 2018

Des informations indiquent qu’on pourrait faire partir le fondateur de Wikileaks de l’ambasade équatorienne à Londres « à tout moment ».

François Hollande se rallie à la cause de Lula au Brésil

Miguel Andrade, 26 mai 2018

L’espoir parmi les couches soutenant le PT est que la pression impérialiste convaincra la bourgeoisie brésilienne de remettre le parti au pouvoir.

New in German

Der Alptraum in den US-Gefängnissen für jugendliche Einwanderer

Eric London, 26. Mai 2018

Ein Bericht der American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) zeigt detailliert auf, dass Vergewaltigungen und körperliche Gewalt durch Wärter sowie Verwahrlosung in amerikanischen Einwanderergefängnissen zum Alltag gehören.

Trump sagt Gipfel mit Nordkorea ab

James Cogan, 26. Mai 2018

Mit der Annullierung soll der militärische und wirtschaftliche Druck auf Nordkorea erhöht werden.

Italien: Designierter Premier besucht die Notenbank

Marianne Arens, 26. Mai 2018

Giuseppe Conte hat den Auftrag, eine Regierung der Fünf Sterne und der Lega aufzustellen. Als erstes besuchte der designierte Premier der „Anti-Establishment-Partei“ die italienische Notenbank.

Milliarden für Bildung und Arbeit statt für Rüstung und Krieg!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 26. Mai 2018

Man kann die sozialen Probleme nicht lösen ohne die Vermögen und die Macht der Spekulanten, Banken und der Reichen anzutasten – d.h. ohne für ein sozialistisches Programm zu kämpfen.

Streik bei Berliner Klinikbetreiber Vivantes

Markus Salzmann, 26. Mai 2018

Seit mehr als sechs Wochen kommt es bei dem Berliner Klinikbetreiber Vivantes immer wieder zu Streiks. Die 340 Mitarbeiter der ausgegliederten Vivantes-Service GmbH (VSG) kämpfen dabei um höhere Löhne.

1968 – Generalstreik und Studentenrevolte in Frankreich
Teil 1: Eine revolutionäre Situation entsteht

Peter Schwarz, 26. Mai 2018

Vor fünfzig Jahren, im Mai/Juni 1968, brachte ein Generalstreik Frankreich an den Rand der proletarischen Revolution. Diese Serie schildert die Ereignisse und zieht die politischen Lehren für heute daraus.

Die Rolle der Jugend im Kampf für den Sozialismus

26. Mai 2018

Genevieve Leigh, ein führendes Mitglied der International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in den USA, hielt folgende Rede im Rahmen der internationalen Online-Kundgebung des IKVI zum Maifeiertag 2018.

New in Spanish

La pesadilla dentro de las cárceles para niños inmigrantes en Estados Unidos

Por Eric London, 26 mayo 2018

Un reporte de la ACLU detalla el sufrimiento generalizado de violaciones, palizas, y negligencia por parte de los guardias en las cárceles para inmigrantes en EUA.

Los conflictos se intensifican entre Europa y los EUA

Por Peter Schwarz, 26 mayo 2018

El ministro alemán de exteriores, que estuvo en Washington para una visita inaugural el miércoles, fue rechazado en cada tema polémico.

Nicaragua: la convulsión social y la lucha contra el imperialismo y la burguesía nacional

Por Andrea Lobo, 26 mayo 2018

Mientras el Gobierno sandinista muestra la verdadera cara del nacionalismo de “izquierda” buscando ahogar las protestas contra la austeridad en sangre, han continuado creciendo las manifestaciones y el enojo en toda Nicaragua.

Posada Carriles, terrorista de la CIA muere a los 90

Por Bill Van Auken, 26 mayo 2018

Protegido por el Gobierno estadounidense hasta su último día, Posada Carriles fue responsable de la mayor atrocidad terrorista del siglo veinte en toda América.

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 Tuticorin massacre and Modi’s India

26 May 2018

The barbarity of class relations in contemporary India was laid bare in Tuesday’s police massacre of protesters in Tuticorin demanding the closure of a copper smelter that has spewed toxic chemicals for decades.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

New York Times whips up lynch-mob atmosphere
Producer Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged in New York City

By David Walsh, 26 May 2018

The surrender to police and charging of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have provided a further opportunity for the American media to exhibit its hypocrisy, deceit and bloodlust.

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

By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2018

The following is the third 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.

Julian Assange “in jeopardy” of being forced into UK and US detention

By Mike Head, 25 May 2018

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

The nightmare inside America’s child immigrant jails

By Eric London, 25 May 2018

Northwestern University roundtable discusses regime change in Russia

By Marcus Day and Kristina Betinis, 25 May 2018

Conflicts intensify between Europe and US

By Peter Schwarz, 25 May 2018

Billionaires’ wealth grows faster in France than in any other country

By Guillaume Garnier and Alex Lantier, 25 May 2018

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

Testimony to Grenfell Fire inquiry paints devastating picture of social murder

By Robert Stevens, 24 May 2018

Grenfell Tower fire: BBC Panorama reveals corporate criminality

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Support the National City teachers! Defend public education!

By Kevin Mitchell—SEP candidate for US Congress in California, 26 May 2018

Teachers in the San Diego community have joined a growing wave of teachers’ strikes taking place nationally.

Oppose Google’s collaboration in US war crimes!

By David Moore—SEP Candidate for Senate in California, 25 May 2018

Arts Review

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s on view in New York City

By Fred Mazelis, 26 May 2018

The timeliness of this work hardly needs restating amid the social and political crisis on both sides of the Atlantic.

Philip Roth and the narrow framework of postwar cultural life

By David Walsh, 24 May 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Indian port workers to walk out, 30,000 municipal workers remain on strike in Haryana state
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

26 May 2018

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

Windsor casino workers continue strike following contract rejection

By Shannon Jones, 25 May 2018

Food and hospitality workers at Las Vegas casinos vote to strike

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Brussels as European Union and Facebook intensify internet censorship

By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2018

Amazon providing facial recognition technology to police agencies for mass surveillance

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 »

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.

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.