“Our money is literally being stolen”
Teacher sickout shuts Detroit Public Schools

By Shannon Jones, 3 May 2016

Nearly all of the Detroit schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the announcement by DPS Emergency Manager Steven Rhodes that they will not be paid over the summer months.

Video: Detroit teachers denounce attacks on public education

By our reporters, 3 May 2016

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday.

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Detroit, Michigan resumes mass water shutoffs

By Nick Rodriguez, 3 May 2016

Detroit, which lies next to one of the largest bodies of fresh water on the planet, is resuming a policy that denies thousands access to one of the most basic requirements of life.

German labour minister cuts social assistance to EU immigrants

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 3 May 2016

New legislation seeks to deny social assistance and Hartz IV benefits to European immigrants who enter Germany to look for work.

British government refuses asylum for refugee children

By Jean Shaoul, 3 May 2016

The government’s refusal to accept even a few hundred children follows its attempts to prevent unaccompanied minors trapped in France from being re-united with their families.

Eighty-four migrants missing in new sinking off Libyan coast

Austria abolishes right to asylum

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Australia: Pseudo-lefts promote the Greens’ posturing on refugees

By Patrick Kelly, 3 May 2016

Amid widespread public outrage, the rally organised in Melbourne on Saturday served as a thinly veiled election campaign event for the Greens.

Australian government defies PNG refugee ruling

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Scandal deepens over Hillsborough disaster cover-up

By Paul Mitchell, 3 May 2016

The verdict that 96 Liverpool Football Club supporters were unlawfully killed in 1989 is a vindication of the campaign waged by their families, friends and supporters to uncover the truth.

May Day protest in Seattle results in nine arrests

By George Gallanis, 3 May 2016

News reports indicate that the protesters, dressed in black, threw rocks and bricks, among other things. Nine arrests were reported.

Forty thousand public sector workers strike against Costa Rican government

By Andrea Lobo, 3 May 2016

Workers spoke to the WSWS in opposition to a set of government reforms attacking their incomes and democratic rights.

Deflation spreads to Australia

By Mike Head, 3 May 2016

Last week’s cost-of-living statistics showed the emergence of deflation for the first time since the 2008–09 global financial crisis.

Malaysian investment fund default intensifies political instability

By John Roberts, 3 May 2016

The latest development in the 1MDB scandal is a further blow to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s hold on power.

New in Turkish

İş yasası protestoları hız kazanırken Fransız demiryolu işçileri bir günlük grev düzenledi

Stéphane Hugues ve Alex Lantier, 3 Mayıs 2016

26 Nisan Salı günü, Fransız Ulusal Demiryolları’ndaki sendikalar, demiryolları işçilerinin koşullarına saldıran yeni devlet kararnamesine karşı bir günlük protesto grevi çağrısında bulundu.

Obama Almanya’da: Yeni ortak saldırganlık ve artan emperyalist rekabet

Johannes Stern, 3 Mayıs 2016

Almanya Başbakanı Angela Merkel ile ABD Başkanı Barack Obama arasında son günlerde yaşanan karşılıklı dalkavukluğunun ve dostluk açıklamalarının arkasında son derece kaygı verici bir gelişme gizli.

New in French

Le régime irakien secoué par l'assaut de la « Zone verte » à Bagdad

Par Thomas Gaist, 3 mai 2016

Dans un effort désespéré pour soutenir son régime fantoche défaillant, Washington s’apprête à répondre à l'opposition, comme l’a dit le secrétaire à la Défense Carter, « avec toute la force de l'armée américaine ».

Contre la chasse aux sorcières visant Ken Livingstone

Par Robert Stevens et Chris Marsden, 3 mai 2016

Ken Livingstone, accusé d’antisémitisme, est la cible d’une campagne de dénigrement dont le but est de discréditer toute critique d’Israël et de pousser le Parti travailliste encore plus à droite

New in German

Das Ende von Sanders‘ „politischer Revolution“

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Mai 2016

Sanders‘ gesamter Wahlkampf war darauf ausgelegt zu verhindern, dass der wachsende Widerstand der amerikanischen Bevölkerung der Kontrolle der Demokratischen Partei entgleitet.

Die AfD gibt sich ein Programm

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Mai 2016

Auf ihrem Stuttgarter Parteitag hat die AfD den Antiislamismus zu ihrem Markenzeichen gemacht.

Dritte Internationale Maikundgebung stößt auf große Resonanz

Von Shannon Jones, 3. Mai 2016

Im Zentrum der Online-Kundgebung stand der Aufbau einer globalen Bewegung von Arbeitern, Studenten und Jugendlichen gegen imperialistischen Krieg. Die Zuhörer kamen aus mehr als 90 Ländern.

May Day 2016: Einleitung von David North

Von David North, 3. Mai 2016

Mit dem hier veröffentlichten Bericht leitete David North, der Chefredakteur der WSWS und Vorsitzende der Socialist Equality Party in den USA, die internationale Online-Maiversammlung des IKVI ein.

„Die Frankfurter Schule, die Postmoderne und die Politik der Pseudolinken“ in Deutsch erschienen

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Mai 2016

Das Buch von David North handelt von der vielschichtigen Beziehung zwischen Geschichte, Philosophie und Politik.

Drastische Zunahme rechtsextremer Straftaten in Deutschland

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 3. Mai 2016

Der Lagebericht des BKA für das erste Quartal 2016 belegt eine drastische Zunahme von rechtsextremen Angriffen auf Asylbewerberunterkünfte, Flüchtlinge und ihre Unterstützer.

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The 9/11 cover-up continues

3 May 2016

Over the weekend, CIA Director John Brennan denied allegations of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the September 11 terror attacks and demanded that documents pointing to its complicity remain hidden from the American people.

Earlier Perspectives »

International May Day 2016

May Day 2016: The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent

By Wije Dias, 3 May 2016

Wije Dias, general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

May Day 2016: Introductory report by David North

By David North, 2 May 2016

Third International May Day Online Rally evokes powerful response

By Shannon Jones, 2 May 2016

Socialism and the Fight Against War
Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 February 2016


Lech Wałęsa: A Stalinist agent in the Solidarity movement

By Dorota Niemitz, 3 May 2016

The Institute of National Remembrance has published secret documents showing that the former Solidarity leader and president of Poland was a Stalinist informer.

David Walsh speaks on “Art, War and Social Revolution” at meetings in California

By Evan Blake and Jake Dean, 3 May 2016

Walsh presented the history of 20th century anti-war cinema and sought to uncover the roots behind the present cultural stagnation in the light of the eruption of American imperialism.

Socialist Alternative: Charlatanry and lies in support of Sanders’ “political revolution”

By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016

For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign.

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Oppose the witch-hunt of Ken Livingstone!

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 2 May 2016

Political prisoner Gary Tyler freed from Angola prison after 41 years

By Helen Hayes, 2 May 2016

Gary Tyler’s frame-up and decades-long incarceration expose the brutal class character of the American judicial system and its vast prison complex.

White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism

By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2016

US senators demand escalation of military confrontation with China

By James Cogan, 2 May 2016

More on the South China Sea crisis »

IMF, European Union, Syriza government prepare more austerity in Greece

Obama touts an economic "legacy" of inequality and poverty

SEP (US) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party announces presidential campaign
Support White, Niemuth in 2016!

22 April 2016

The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent

More on the SEP (US) election campaign »

Arts Review

Songs My Brothers Taught Me: The plight of a Lakota youth

By Norisa Diaz and Kevin Martinez, 2 May 2016

Class Divide: A close-up look at gentrification, inequality in New York City

Prince (1958-2016)

The Verizon Strike

The Communications Workers of America, corporatism and the Verizon strike

By Shannon Jones, 3 May 2016

To oppose the sabotage of their battle by the CWA and the IBEW, Verizon workers need to be armed with a clear understanding of the nature of these organizations.

Verizon steps up strikebreaking after “last, best and final” offer

By Nick Barrickman, 2 May 2016

“This is the turning point for all of us”
Verizon strikers react to company ultimatum

International Socialist Organization covers for union treachery in Verizon strike

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Socialist Equality Party

Meeting in Paris May 15
The socialist struggle against war and the bankruptcy of Tamil nationalism

3 May 2016

SEP (Sri Lanka) Assistant Secretary Deepal Jayasekera will speak at a May 15 meeting in Paris on the struggle against imperialist war.

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

4 April 2016

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

3 May 2016

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

25 years: South Korean workers and students clash with government over murder of union leader

On May 6, 1991, the body of South Korean union leader Park Chang-soo was found on the street outside Anyang Hospital.

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50 years ago: Nasser threatens Saudi Arabia

On May 1, 1966, in a speech marking May Day, Egyptian President Gamel Abdel Nasser threatened to invade and occupy parts of Saudi Arabia.

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75 years ago: Iraq rebels against British occupation

On May 2, 1941 Iraqi military forces launched an artillery assault on the British Royal Air Force at the Habbania air base, situated on the Euphrates River just west of Baghdad.

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100 years ago: Leaders of Easter Uprising in Ireland executed

Beginning on May 3, 1916, and continuing until May 12, British authorities carried out the execution by firing squad of 15 leaders of the failed Easter Uprising for Irish independence.

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The 2016 US Elections

Hundreds protest outside Trump campaign events in California

By Barry Grey, 30 April 2016

Trump’s “America First” speech and the US war election

Sanders’ phony “Medicare for All” proposal

By Esther Galen, 30 April 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Berlin elections: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 28 April 2016

Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! Vote against war and militarism!

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 25 April 2016

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE meetings in Germany oppose militarism and war

By our correspondents, 29 April 2016

Successful IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand against the drive to war

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 27 April 2016

Oppose the drive to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights!
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!