Google admits collaboration with illegal US drone murder program

By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018

The company’s involvement in the “targeted killing” program shows its pivotal role in US government attacks on democratic rights.

Trade conflict heats up

By Nick Beams, 8 March 2018

The European Union hopes to avert the Trump tariff measures but at a press conference Trump singled out the EU for attack.

Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns over tariff decision

The historic significance of Trump’s trade war measures

Justice department files suit against California “sanctuary” laws

By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Sacramento to deliver a vitriolic attack on immigrants.

As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
Striking West Virginia Frontier telecom workers speak out

By our reporters, 8 March 2018

Thursday marks the fifth day of a strike by over 1,400 Frontier telecommunication workers in Virginia and West Virginia.

West Virginia telecommunications workers continue strike, support teachers

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 8 March 2018

A fight to build solidarity between lecturers and students involves a political struggle against the University and College Union, National Union of Students and other false leaderships.

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

“The issues we are facing are not just related to university teachers, but affect the entire working class”
An interview with a striking York University contract faculty member

By our reporter, 8 March 2018

Around 3,000 contract faculty and support staff are on their fourth day of strike action at Toronto’s York University over poverty wages and job security.

Canada: 3,000 contract teachers and graduate assistants strike York University

US emergency departments report significant increase in opioid overdoses among all age groups, including infants

By Shelley Connor, 8 March 2018

Recent studies demonstrate that emergency department visits for opioid overdose increased by 30 percent across the United States in 2017.

Anti-Russia campaign follows alleged poisoning of former UK/Russian double agent and daughter

By Robert Stevens, 8 March 2018

Sergei Skripal is a former colonel in Russia’s GRU, the military intelligence service. He spent four years in jail in Russia after being found guilty in 2006 of passing secrets to the British MI6.

Germany: Grand coalition expands foreign operations in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Johannes Stern, 8 March 2018

No sooner had the membership of the SPD voted for the continuation of the government alliance with the CDU/CSU, plans for new military operations were announced.

After Burkina Faso bombing, France pledges to step up war in Sahel

By Francis Dubois, 8 March 2018

The capital of Ouagadougou was shaken on March 2 by an attack by two commando squads on the French embassy and Burkinabe army headquarters.

Social media giants work with Indian government to censor Internet

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 8 March 2018

The Modi government’s measures are part of escalating efforts by governments around the world to silence political dissent.

Indian Stalinists routed in Tripura bastion

By Arun Kumar, 8 March 2018

Whenever the Stalinist Left Front has formed government in one of India’s states over the past quarter century, it has pursued right-wing, “pro-investor” policies.

Australia: Anger erupts over privatised bus services in Newcastle

By Max Newman, 8 March 2018

Amid an ongoing state government attack on public transport workers’ jobs and conditions, a packed public meeting voices outrage over poor service and major delays.

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I partiti di destra beneficiano della rabbia per l'austerità, la disuguaglianza
Sconfitta storica per i socialdemocratici nelle elezioni italiane

Marianne Arens, 8 marzo 2018

Fra crescente disaffezione popolare con i partiti di centro-sinistra e gli apologeti della pseudo-sinistra, le elezioni parlamentari di domenica hanno provocato una vittoria per i partiti di destra e di estrema destra.

New in Norwegian

Vest-Virginia lærernes streik og opprøret mot fagforeningene

Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2018

Hver større sosialkonflikt avslører – ved massene av menneskers bevegelser – viktige politiske relasjoner, der gyldigheten til politiske forestillinger settes på prøve og evalueres.

Den historiske betydningen av Trumps handelskrig-tiltak

Nick Beams, 8 March 2018

Trumps handelstiltak er et viktig skritt i demonteringen av systemet for økonomiske relasjoner som Washington selv etablerte etter andre verdenskrig.

Etabler grunnplan-komitéer for å utvide streiken!
Veien fremover for lærerne i Vest-Virginia

Socialist Equality Party, 8 March 2018

SEP oppfordrer streikende lærere og skoleansatte til å gå fra improviserte møter og samlinger til valg av grunnplan-streikekomitéer for å mobilisere hele arbeiderklassen.

Som respons på amerikanske trusler proklamerer Russlands presidenten Putin atomvåpenkappløp

Andre Damon, 8 March 2018

I en krigersk nasjonalistisk tale torsdag skrøyt Putin av fremskritt for Russlands nukleære arsenal og viste video som skildret et kjernefysisk anslag mot USA.

New in Spanish

Por qué ganó la ultraderecha en Italia

Por Peter Schwarz, 8 marzo 2018

Las décadas de austeridad y ataques contra los derechos democráticos por parte de la “izquierda” oficial en Italia, respaldado y promovidos por sus apologistas pseudoizquierdistas, han producido una victoria electoral para los partidos ultraderechistas.

La huelga docente en West Virginia y la rebelión contra los sindicatos

Por Joseph Kishore, 8 marzo 2018

Todo conflicto social importante devela relaciones políticas esenciales en el movimiento de las masas, poniendo a prueba y evaluando la validez de las concepciones políticas.

El discurso sobre el estado de la nación de Putin evidencia la crisis de la oligarquía rusa

Por Clara Weiss, 8 marzo 2018

Amenazado por el imperialismo estadounidense y atrapado por la crisis económica, el Estado ruso, bajo el liderazgo de Putin, no ofrece una solución al impasse histórico que enfrenta el país.

420.000 profesores argentinos votaron por hacer una huelga de tiempo limitado por salarios y otras demandas
Luchas de los trabajadores: las Américas

8 marzo 2018

El World Socialist Web Site invita a trabajdores y otros lectores a contribuir a este recurso publicado regularmente.

New in French

Les syndicats d'enseignants de la Virginie-Occidentale imposent un accord pourri pour mettre fin à la grève

Will Morrow, 8 mars 2018

L'accord ne répond pas à la revendication centrale des enseignants - une fin à la flambée des coûts des soins – et impose des coupes sociales qui grignotent les augmentations inadéquates.

Pourquoi l’extrême droite a gagné en Italie

Peter Schwarz, 8 mars 2018

Des décennies d’austérité et d’attaques contre les droits démocratiques par la “gauche” officielle ont abouti à une victoire de l’extrême droite.

L’état d'urgence décrété au Sri Lanka sur fond de violences antimusulmanes

K. Ratnayake, 8 mars 2018

Le gouvernement d'union nationale, en crise aiguë, exploite les provocations racistes pour renforcer sa position en imposant l'état d'urgence.

Le Far-West juridique de la campagne #MeToo

Richard Hoffman, 8 mars 2018

Les appels récents du New York Times à ce qu’on lui envoie des plaintes et des révélations d’expériences de « sexe de zone grise » sont basés sur l’abandon de principes juridiques vieux de plusieurs siècles.

New in Farsi

برای یک ائتلاف بین المللی جهت مبارزه با سانسور اینترنت

۳ بهمن ۱۳۹۶

نامه سرگشاده از طرف هیئت مدیره بین الملللی تار نمای جهانی سوسیالیست به تارنما های سوسیالیست، ضد جنگ، چپ و پیشرو، سازمان ها و فعالان

New in Arabic

الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس

٢ كانون الثاني يناير ٢٠١٨

يصادف هذا العام الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس ، منشئ المفهوم المادي للتاريخ ومؤلف رأس المال، ومؤسس الحركة الاشتراكية الثورية الحديثة بالتعاون مع فريدريك انجلز.

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Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

8 March 2018

The suppression of the strike is the result of the deliberate effort of the trade unions to prevent the struggle of teachers from developing into a movement of the entire working class against the capitalist system.

Earlier Perspectives »

Mehring Books

Now available on Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution? Volume II: Toward Workers’ Power and World Socialist Revolution

The second volume includes the final four lectures in the ICFI lecture series, tracing the course of the revolution from the July Days through the conquest of power by the working class under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party in October.


The CIA Democrats: Part two
Agents and war commanders

By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018

Dozens of former CIA and military operatives are running as Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018.

The CIA Democrats: Part one

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

By Mike Head, 8 March 2018

A new book seeks to whip up anti-Chinese chauvinism, brand any dissent as treasonous, and insist on unconditional commitment to US war plans.

West Virginia teachers unions ram through sell-out deal to end strike

By Will Morrow, 7 March 2018

More on US teachers »

The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

By Richard Hoffman, 7 March 2018

Foreign “meddling” in elections—Yankee imperialist style

By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 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

Arts Review

Ursula K. Le Guin: Prominent science fiction and fantasy writer (1929-2018)

By Sandy English, 8 March 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most significant and popular English-language writers of speculative fiction, associated with feminism and utopianism, died January 28 at the age of 88.

At the University of Michigan
Racialist attacks mar landmark performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

By Barry Grey, 7 March 2018

90th Academy Awards: Banal, conformist and 10,000 miles from reality

By David Walsh, 6 March 2018

The Oscar speech we’d like to hear Sunday night: “Members of the Academy, what hypocrites and conformists so many of you are!”

American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs—A fatally flawed documentary

By Fred Mazelis, 5 March 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

German Green Party-aligned newspaper defends far-right Professor Baberowski

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), 6 March 2018

Workers Struggles

“West Virginia teachers have shown us team effort and organization”
Oklahoma teachers to discuss strike strategy

By Nancy Hanover, 7 March 2018

Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks

By Saman Gunadasa, 6 March 2018

Unifor scuttles Windsor auto parts strikes

By Carl Bronski, 6 March 2018


Fifty years since the Kerner Commission report
The urban riots of the 1960s and the remaking of American racial ideology

By Tom Mackaman, 5 March 2018

Featured video

Watch: IYSSE member addresses rally in West Virginia

25 years ago: Yeltsin survives impeachment vote

On March 10, 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin survived an impeachment vote in the Congress of People’s Deputies.

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50 years ago: Anti-Stalinist protests begin in Poland

This week in 1968 a growing wave of protests by students and working class youth rocked the Stalinist regime of the Polish People’s Republic.

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75 years ago: US government censors Trotskyist newspaper

On March 7, 1943, the Postmaster General of the United States revoked the second class mailing rights of The Militant, then the newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party, the American section of the world Trotskyist movement.

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100 years ago: British force begins imperialist occupation of Soviet Russia

On March 6, British Royal Marines landed in Murmansk, in the far north of Soviet Russia, marking the beginning of the imperialist intervention in the Russian Civil War.

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Mehring Books

Death on the Picket Line, the story of John McCoy
Book traces history of West Virginia miners’ struggles

2 March 2018

West Virginia teachers and their supporters will find in this work an important resource for gaining insight into the broader issues they face.

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.

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”

More on Internet censorship » »

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the WSWS perspective article, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle”. This article by WSWS International Editorial Board chairperson, David North, was first published on January 3, 2018.

Autoworkers Struggles

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

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

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 28 February 2018

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

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.