Movement for teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Jersey and Arizona
Spreading wave of working class unrest in the US follows West Virginia teachers strike

By Will Morrow, 10 March 2018

The ruling class and the trade unions are desperately seeking to control social opposition and prevent demands for walkouts from developing in the direction of a general strike.

As teacher struggles spread, unions redouble effort to suppress class struggle

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

Fiat-Chrysler minivan plant impacted
Windsor auto parts workers defy Unifor and strike

By Carl Bronski and Shannon Jones, 10 March 2018

Workers at ZF-TRW are taking a stand against decades of concessions imposed with the support of the unions that have eroded living standards and working conditions.

Nearly 30,000 Los Angeles School District support staff to vote for strike authorization

By Dan Conway, 10 March 2018

Jersey City teachers poised to strike

Reject the sellout on tuition waivers—for free higher education for all
Striking Illinois grad students speak out against attacks on higher education

“If we all band together, there’s no fight we can’t win.”
Striking West Virginia telecom workers call for unified struggle

As teacher walkouts spread across the country, Frontier telecommunication workers in West Virginia continue to strike for job security and health care.

US-North Korean talks still a tentative prospect

By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2018

Even if the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un proceeds, it could rapidly break down, creating an even more explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump accepts North Korean offer of talks, on US terms

US “allies” scramble for tariff exemptions

By Nick Beams, 10 March 2018

The European Union is “counting” on being exempted from the Trump tariff measures but may get short shrift.

Australian government obtains “national security” exemption from Trump’s trade war measures

By Mike Head, 10 March 2018

The government argued that retaining steel production in Australia was vital for its $200 billion military spending program.

Trump, risking trade war, signs off on steel and aluminium tariffs

Aircraft carrier visit cements Vietnam’s alignment with Washington

By James Cogan, 10 March 2018

Vietnam’s strategic importance to US imperialism stems primarily from how it can be used against China.

Germany: The new Social Democratic ministers

By Peter Schwarz, 10 March 2018

The SPD will play a key role in the new cabinet, after rank-and- file members approved the right-wing coalition agreement by a clear two-thirds majority.

Still no facts in UK/Russia double agent poisoning case

By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2018

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition after allegedly being exposed to what has been described only as a “nerve agent.”

Russian economy stagnates as presidential election approaches

By Andrea Peters, 10 March 2018

Russians will head to the polls on March 18, as the Kremlin touts an economic recovery that leaves millions behind.

Four dead following hostage situation at Northern California veterans home

By Alec Andersen, 10 March 2018

The hostages were employees of the nonprofit organization Pathway House, which provides services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

“On top of taking my family, they are branded as criminals”
Video of Border Patrol agents dragging mother away from children sparks outrage

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Clodomiro Puentes, 10 March 2018

Perla Morales Luna had stepped out with her three daughters to pay their rent last weekend when she was suddenly grabbed and dragged away by federal agents.

US Border Patrol uses pretext of “human trafficking” to separate immigrant children from parents

Hospital workers protest layoffs in Michigan

By Carlos Delgado and Esther Galen, 10 March 2018

Two giant hospital chains, Ascension and Tenet, have announced layoffs and unit closures

YouTube threatens to shut down right-wing Infowars channel

By Trévon Austin, 10 March 2018

The move sets a dangerous precedent that will be turned against left-wing news outlets.

French neo-fascist Marine Le Pen indicted for tweeting pictures of IS killings

Transnational beer corporation creates water crisis in northern Mexico

By Alex González, 10 March 2018

Constellation Brands set up beer manufacturing plants in drought-prone cities and is threatening the region with a water crisis.

Britain: 15,000 jobs in retail and leisure under threat, as jobs go throughout economy

By Richard Tyler, 10 March 2018

The high street retail and leisure sectors have been impacted by uncertainty over the consequences of Brexit and online shopping.

New in Portuguese

Trump e Jerusalém: o fim da farsa no processo de paz do Oriente Médio

Bill Van Auken, 10 de março de 2018

A declaração de Trump de que ele iria mudar a embaixada dos EUA em Israel para Jerusalém, um ato de agressão política contra os palestinos, está ligada aos movimentos em direção à guerra por todo o Oriente Médio.

Conflitos dentro da classe dominante dos EUA se intensificam após Flynn declarar-se culpado

Andre Damon, 10 de março de 2018

Ao mesmo tempo que não fazem quaisquer esforços para se opor à ofensiva da administração Trump sobre a classe trabalhadora, os Democratas estão procurando criar uma base para a remoção de Trump por conta das discordâncias sobre a política externa.

A extrema-direita e a virada em direção ao militarismo na Alemanha

Johannes Stern, 10 de março de 2018

O congresso da semana passada da Alternativa para a Alemanha, o partido anti-imigrante da extrema-direita, marcou uma nova etapa na legitimação da política fascista na Alemanha.

O governo Trump intensifica as ameaças de “destruição total” da Coréia do Norte

Joseph Kishore, 10 de março de 2018

Os Estados Unidos estão em um estado avançado de preparação para alguma forma de operação militar contra a Coreia do Norte, a qual, se realizada, colocaria em perigo milhões de vidas.

New in Italian

Perché l’estrema destra ha vinto in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 9 marzo 2018

Decadi di austerità e attacchi ai diritti democratici da parte della “sinistra” ufficiale, coadiuvata e favorita dai suoi apologeti di pseudo-sinistra, hanno prodotto una vittoria elettorale dell’estrema destra.

New in Turkish

Batı Virginia öğretmenler grevinin dersleri

Jerry White ve Joseph Kishore, 9 Mart 2018

Öğretmenler, eyalet meclisinden geçen sendika destekli anlaşmanın şartlarına yönelik artan öfkenin ortasında, tüm eyalette işe döndüler.

İtalya’da neden aşırı sağ kazandı

Peter Schwarz, 9 Mart 2018

İtalya, Avrupa ve uluslararası işçi sınıfının devrimci potansiyelini harekete geçirmek için, artık her şey Marksist bir partinin inşa edilmesine bağlıdır.

Grevi yaymak için taban komiteleri kurun!
Batı Virginia öğretmenleri için ileriye giden yol

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (ABD), 9 Mart 2018

Grev, şu en temel siyasi soruyu gündeme getirmektedir: Toplumsal ve ekonomik politikayı kimin çıkarları belirleyecek?

Batı Virginia öğretmen sendikaları greve son vermek için satış anlaşmasını dayattı

Will Morrow, 9 Mart 2018

Sendikaların onayladığı ve bir zafer olduğunu iddia ettiği anlaşma, 33.000 okul çalışanının cesur mücadelesine bir ihanettir.

Britanya’daki öğretim üyeleri Batı Virginia’daki öğretmenleri destekliyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 9 Mart 2018

WSWS muhabirleri, bu haftaki dört günlük grevin ilk iki gününde, Britanya’da grevde olan öğretim üyeleri ve diğer üniversite çalışanlarıyla konuştular.

New in Spanish

La condición de las mujeres de la clase obrera en el Día Internacional de la Mujer

Por Kate Randall, 10 marzo de 2018

El movimiento #MeToo, con su demanda de una mayor diversidad en los salones de junta y estudios cinematográficos, ha ignorado las condiciones sociales que encara la gran mayoría de las mujeres del mundo.

A medida que las luchas de los docentes se extienden, los sindicatos redoblan sus esfuerzos para reprimir la lucha de clases

Por Jerry White, 10 marzo 2018

Después de la huelga de nueve días de los maestros de West Virginia, el presidente de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros, Randi Weingarten, dijo que los sindicatos son necesarios para contener la oposición.

Los demócratas de la CIA

Por Patrick Martin, 10 marzo 2018

Docenas de exoficiales militares y de la CIA están compitiendo como candidatos demócratas para el Congreso en el 2018.

El Gobierno australiano revela proyectos de ley draconianos de "interferencia extranjera"

Por Michael Head, 10 marzo 2018

La legislación, que apunta a la supuesta "influencia indebida" de China y otros "Estados extranjeros", tendrá consecuencias de gran alcance para la libertad de expresión y la disidencia política.

New in French

Les luttes des enseignants se propagent, les syndicats redoublent d’efforts pour réprimer la lutte de classe

Jerry White, 10 mars 2018

Après neuf jours de grève des enseignants de Virginie occidentale, la présidente de la Fédération américaine des Enseignants, Randi Weingarten, a dit que les syndicats sont necéssaires pour contenir l’opposition.

Journée internationale de la femme : la condition des femmes de la classe ouvrière

Kate Randall, 10 mars 2018

Le mouvement #MeToo, avec sa demande d’une plus grande diversité dans les conseils d’administration et les studios de cinéma, ignore les conditions sociales désastreuses auxquelles est confrontée la grande majorité des femmes du monde.

Grève générale à Tahiti et à Mayotte contre la réforme des retraites

Anthony Torres, 10 mars 2018

Alors que Macron impose une casse généralisée du Code du Travail et des services publics, un silence de mort sur ces luttes règne dans les appareils syndicaux français.

SNCF: Besancenot propose une coalition avec le PS, LO et Mélenchon

Alexandre Lantier, 10 mars 2018

Le NPA prépare un piège pour les travailleurs, en proposant de développer les luttes sous le contrôle de forces issues du PS, un parti bourgeois militariste et austéritaire.

L'élite dirigeante canadienne réagit aux tarifs sur l’acier et l'aluminium de Trump

Roger Jordan, 10 mars 2018

L'annonce de tarifs par le gouvernement Trump représente un virage par les États-Unis vers un type de mesures protectionnistes qui ont caractérisé les années 1930 et la Grande Dépression.

Pour un mouvement socialiste unifié des maîtres de conférence et des étudiants!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 10 mars 2018

Une lutte pour construire la solidarité entre les maîtres de conférence et les étudiants implique une lutte politique contre le Syndicat des Collèges et des Universités (UCU), le Syndicat national des étudiants (NUS) et d’autres directions traîtres.

New in German

Die Lage der arbeitenden Frauen am Weltfrauentag

Kate Randall, 10. März 2018

Die #MeToo-Bewegung mit ihren Forderungen nach größerer Diversität in den Vorstandsetagen und Filmstudios ignoriert die katastrophalen sozialen Bedingungen, unter denen die große Mehrheit der Frauen auf der Welt leben.

Die neuen Minister der SPD

Peter Schwarz, 10. März 2018

Der SPD fällt im neuen Kabinett eine Schlüsselrolle zu, nachdem die Mitglieder dem rechten Koalitionsvertrag mit einer deutlichen Zweidrittelmehrheit zugestimmt haben.

Trump riskiert Handelskrieg: Einfuhrzölle auf Stahl und Aluminium

Nick Beams, 10. März 2018

Trumps Strafzölle zeigen, dass sich die USA den protektionistischen Maßnahmen zuwenden, die charakteristisch für die Zeit der Großen Depression der 1930er Jahre waren.

Stimmen an der Basis widersprechen rechter Kampagne um Essener Tafel

Philipp Frisch, 10. März 2018

Die flüchtlingsfeindliche Kampagne um die Entscheidung der Essener Tafel, nur noch Deutsche für die Essensausgabe zu registrieren, basiert auf Auslassungen und Lügen. Das zeigt sich, wenn man mit den Betroffenen und den Helfern vor Ort spricht.

Der SPD- Mitgliederentscheid und der rechte Charakter der Sozialdemokratie

Ulrich Ripper, 10. März 2018

Die hohe Zustimmung der SPD-Mitgliedschaft für den Koalitionsvertrag hat einmal mehr den rechten, bürgerlichen Charakter der Sozialdemokratie enthüllt.

Ein Gespräch mit Raoul Peck, dem Regisseur von „Der junge Karl Marx“

Fred Mazelis, 10. März 2018

Der Regisseur Raoul Peck diskutiert über sein filmisches Porträt von Marx und Engels.

Arbeitsplatzabbau trotz Rekordprofit bei Airbus

Gustav Kemper, 10. März 2018

Mitte Februar hatte der Airbus-Konzern noch einen Rekordprofit von 2,9 Milliarden Euro vermeldet. Jetzt kündigt Konzernchef Tom Enders die Streichung von 3720 Arbeitsplätzen in den europäischen Werken an.

Einmischung in Wahlen anderer Länder nach Art des Yankee-Imperialismus

Bill Van Auken, 10. März 2018

Unablässig ereifern sich die Demokratische Partei und die Medien über die angebliche Einmischung Russlands in die US-Wahlen 2016. Kaum erwähnt wird dagegen die offene Einmischung des US- Imperialismus in Wahlen südlich des Rio Grandes.

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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Perspective

Google’s alliance with the military: The ruling class responds to social unrest in America

10 March 2018

Google’s admission that it is aiding and abetting the US military’s illegal assassination program exemplifies the sinister alliance of the technology monopolies with the repressive apparatus of the state.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The CIA Democrats: Part one
Introduction

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018

This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.

The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

By Richard Hoffman, 7 March 2018

Featured Interview

Watch: WSWS Labor Editor Jerry White speaks on lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

White discussed the strike on The Robust Opposition with Lauren Steiner.

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Sinhala racist violence against Muslim community in Sri Lanka

By the Socialist Equality Party, 10 March 2018

The government and the ruling elite are using anti-Muslim communalism to divert and divide the working people.

Arts Review

Berlin film festival: SPD cabinet minister promotes #MeToo campaign

By Katerina Selin, 10 March 2018

The media circus at this year’s Berlinale was all centred on one topic: #MeToo. Virtually every interview, meeting and media report mentioned the sexual misconduct campaign in one way or another.

The New York Times procures salacious details of “gray-zone sex”

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin: A fatally ill-conceived “black comedy”

By David Walsh, 9 March 2018

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

By Sandy English, 8 March 2018

Commentary

The condition of working-class women on International Women’s Day

By Kate Randall, 9 March 2018

Anger mounts over video of police beating unarmed man in North Carolina

By Alec Andersen, 9 March 2018

Jacobin, International Socialist Organization claim “victory” in West Virginia teachers sellout

By Eric London, 9 March 2018

More on US teachers »

Mental health crisis descends on Puerto Rico’s working class

By Ali Abu Elhassan, 9 March 2018

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

Foreign “meddling” in elections—Yankee imperialist style

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

10 March 2018

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

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

By our reporters, 8 March 2018

West Virginia telecommunications workers continue strike, support teachers

“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

Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

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

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

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

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

History

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.