Media, Democrats silent as US Supreme Court rules immigrants can be indefinitely detained

By Eric London, 28 February 2018

The decision sets up the pseudo-legal framework for the expansion of immigrant internment camps.

Trump’s reign of terror on California immigrants

US airstrike kills dozens amid mounting Western war propaganda over Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2018

The orchestrated outcry over civilian deaths in Ghouta and chorus of chemical weapons allegations are aimed at preparing a major new imperialist escalation in the Middle East.

Tensions over Syria further undermine Turkish-NATO relations

Anger mounts over sellout of West Virginia teachers’ strike

By Jerry White, 28 February 2018

Union leaders announced Tuesday evening they were shutting down the statewide strike and ordering educators back to the classrooms Thursday.

“Stand up for what you believe in and for what you deserve”
Workers, students speak out in support of West Virginia teachers

By our reporters, 28 February 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to teachers, auto workers, students and other workers about the ongoing strike by teachers in West Virginia.

Demand a statewide vote before any return to work!
Reject the sellout of West Virginia teachers’ strike!

By Jerry White, 28 February 2018

There is widespread anger among teachers over the sellout deal agreed to by the West Virginia Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia.

All-out support for the West Virginia teachers!

West Virginia teachers defiant as unions, governor scramble to end walkouts

“The politicians don’t want to fund education; they’d rather fund war”
Teachers speak out on the struggle in West Virginia

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UK lecturers and students speak out during second week of strikes over pensions

By our reporters, 28 February 2018

WSWS reporters spoke to lecturers, other university staff and students at picket lines and rallies around the UK on Monday and Tuesday.

University of Illinois graduate student workers go on strike

French President Macron turns his labor decrees against rail workers

By Alex Lantier, 28 February 2018

On Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans to end the French rail workers' statute and privatize the French National Railways.

India’s highest court upholds life sentences for framed-up Pricol workers

By Kranti Kumara, 28 February 2018

There are striking parallels between the company-state frame-up of the Pricol workers and the victimization of Maruti Suzuki workers—13 of whom have been jailed for life.

Alabama death row inmate’s lawyer: “This was clearly a botched execution that can only be accurately described as torture”

By Kate Randall, 28 February 2018

Doyle Hamm was subjected to about two-and-a-half hours of torture Thursday night in Alabama’s death chamber before prison officials called off the execution.

Tennessee death row inmates challenge plan to fast-track executions

Johns Hopkins researchers find toxic levels of heavy metals in e-cigarette vapors

By Benjamin Mateus, 28 February 2018

Electronic cigarettes have high concentrations of heavy and toxic metals in their vapors caused by the release of these metals from the heating coils.

US Senate report details funding of patient advocacy groups by opioid manufacturers

Greek rent subsidy scandal forces resignation of two Syriza ministers

By Alex Lantier, 28 February 2018

The wealthy couple had a yearly income of over $500,000 but claimed €23,000 in rent subsidies for an apartment in Athens’ upscale Kolonaki area that they in fact owned.

German Left Party leader backs new attack on immigrants

By Christoph Vandreier, 28 February 2018

Sahra Wagenknecht defended the decision of Essen Tafel to restrict its food handouts to German citizens only.

Right-wing media launch witch-hunt against Grenfell activist Joe Delaney

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 28 February 2018

The accusation should be met with contempt by the thousands of residents who know Delaney, and all those in the UK and internationally who have solidarized with the Grenfell victims.

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

As Liberal-National government implodes
Australia’s corporate media promote Labor’s “new Keating”

By Mike Head, 28 February 2018

Two prominent interviews with Labor’s shadow treasurer Chris Bowen have touted his vows to revive the Hawke-Keating “reform” agenda.

Australian government instability intensifies after deputy prime minister’s removal

Australian prime minister expands war commitments during Washington trip

New in French

Soutien total aux enseignants de Virginie-Occidentale!

Jerry White, 28 février 2018

Le World Socialist Web Site appelle à la mobilisation urgente de toutes les sections de la classe ouvrière pour soutenir les enseignants de Virginie-Occidentale en grève.

Trump fait règner la terreur contre les immigrés en Californie

Eric London, 28 février 2018

Le Parti démocrate permet aux agents de l’immigration de faire des rafles de disaines de milliers de personnes alors qu’il concentre toute son énergie sur sa campagne anti-Russie

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Union lawyer tells US Supreme Court: “Union security is the tradeoff for no strikes”

28 February 2018

In Supreme Court arguments, a lawyer for the public-sector union AFSCME argued that without the trade unions there would be “an untold specter of labor unrest throughout the country.”

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The Italian elections: A perspective for the working class

By Peter Schwarz, 28 February 2018

All the political problems that confront workers and young people across Europe are expressed in concentrated form in the elections to be held in Italy this Sunday.

Ex-CIA head John Brennan hired as news analyst by NBC

By Julian James, 28 February 2018

Brennan is implicated in some of the most criminal policies enacted under the Bush and Obama administrations, including the CIA torture program and the drone assassination program.

Australian and New Zealand transport workers must unite their struggles

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 28 February 2018

The trade unions in both New Zealand and Australia are seeking to isolate workers in each country from each other in order to facilitate further attacks on jobs, wages and conditions.

US military, Trump administration claim unlimited powers to wage war in Syria

By Patrick Martin, 26 February 2018

Fighting continues in Syria after another UN ceasefire

The New York Times and the strange case of Quinn Norton

By Will Morrow, 22 February 2018

A reply to a proponent of “Iranian Islamic socialism”
The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

By Keith Jones, 14 February 2018

Book Review

Daniel Golden’s Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and foreign intelligence secretly exploit America’s universities

By Clara Weiss, 28 February 2018

The new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden is an important contribution toward understanding the military-intelligence-university complex in the United States.

Arts Review

Arts editor David Walsh speaks on the centenary of the October Revolution
What the Russian Revolution meant for modern art and culture

By David Walsh, 28 February 2018

This talk was given in Chicago and in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, Michigan, in late 2017 and early 2018 to mark the centenary of the October Revolution.

2013 Berlin Film Festival prize winner dies in poverty

By Stefan Steinberg, 26 February 2018

Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx

By Peter Schwarz, 15 March 2017

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: A hollow “defining moment” cloaked in identity politics

By Nick Barrickman, 22 February 2018

Twenty years of the WSWS

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.

WSWS/SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Opposition grows among students and youth to Internet censorship

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

The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

WSWS Chairperson David North interviewed on Chris Hedges’ “On Contact”

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International Committee of the Fourth International

Parti de l'égalité socialiste holds meeting in Paris against militarism and austerity

By our reporters, 27 February 2018

The meeting exposed the militaristic plans underlying attempts to form a Grand Coalition government in Germany working closely with President Emmanuel Macron.

Workers Struggles

National strike in Argentina
Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 February 2018

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

UK lecturers stage second day of national strikes

By Robert Stevens, 24 February 2018

Lecturers and students stage united protests in Sheffield and Southampton

“This is a political attack”
Striking UK lecturers speak on struggle against assault on pensions

Nova Scotia teachers vote massively in favour of “illegal” strike

By Roger Jordan, 23 February 2018

Air France workers strike to demand pay increase

By Anthony Torres, 23 February 2018


IYSSE meeting draws together Flint, Puerto Rico, Kentucky workers to discuss water crisis

By our reporter, 23 February 2018

The meeting provided a forum for workers and youth to discuss the root causes of the mounting water crisis in the US and internationally and a socialist perspective to fight back.

Students and workers call for the unity of the working class following meeting on Flint water crisis

By our reporters, 23 February 2018

The coal slurry disaster of 2000
The story behind the water crisis in Martin County, Kentucky

25 years ago: Terrorist bombing of World Trade Center in New York

Far-right Islamic terrorists detonated a bomb in a parking area beneath the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing six deaths and over 1,000 injuries and sicknesses.

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50 years ago: Kerner Commission issues report on US riots

The report laid the blame for the 1967 riots on grinding poverty, police brutality and "white racism."

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75 years ago: American Communist Party defends murders of Polish socialists

On February 27, 1943, the newspaper of the American Communist Party came to the defense of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for his 1941 murder of two prominent Polish socialists.

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100 years ago: Germany breaks truce, invades Soviet Russia

On March 3, 1918, G.Y. Sokolnikov signed the Brest-Litovsk treaty on terms dictated by German imperialism, officially ending Russia’s participation in World War I.

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party public meeting in Melbourne
The class issues behind the racist “African gang” campaign

26 February 2018

The government has promoted a lurid media campaign, seeking to elevate a few instances of petty crime into a virtual national security threat.

Autoworkers Struggles

Canadian auto parts workers set to strike Windsor plants

By Carl Bronski, 26 February 2018

Four months since the death of a young Ford worker
Still no serious investigation into death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 22 February 2018

The Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary

By our reporter, 19 February 2018

Failed by the State co-writer and presenter Ish: “I wasn’t trying to push agendas, I was just trying to tell the truth about Grenfell.”

By Robert Stevens, 16 February 2018

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Featured Interview

An interview with David North
Socialism or Barbarism: Reflections on Global Disorder

6 February 2018

In October 2017, David North delivered a lecture on the centenary of the October Revolution at St. Andrews College in Scotland. Prior to the lecture, he was interviewed by Adam Stromme, the editor in chief of the St Andrews Economist, the official publication of the St Andrews Economics Society.

Mehring Books

The Heritage We Defend and other important books by David North and the ICFI published in Turkish

By Halil Celik, 20 January 2018

In a country where the working class and socialist movement in general has been dominated by Stalinism, Maoism and petty-bourgeois nationalist tendencies for decades, these books are of prime importance in developing socialist consciousness among workers and youth.

New publication by Mehring Books (UK)
The falsification of David King’s work

12 January 2018

Mehring Books has produced a new pamphlet to memorialise David King, who devoted his extraordinary artistic gifts to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath.

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.”

We are publishing here, in one part, the Arabic translation of the two-part article series, “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.” This was first published on the World Socialist Web Site on November 7/8, 2017.