14 May 2018

On eve of teachers’ protests in North Carolina and South Carolina
Profits, stock buybacks soar, but “no money” for wages or school books

By Niles Niemuth, 14 May 2018

The 500 largest corporations in the US will funnel more money into the pockets of wealthy investors than they will allocate for capital expenditures and research and development.

“Teachers across this country need to organize a national strike”
A letter from an Arizona teacher

14 May 2018

In this letter to the WSWS, an Arizona teacher describes the aftermath of the union’s betrayal of the six-day statewide teachers’ strike.

How Jacobin and the ISO assisted in the betrayal of the Arizona teachers’ strike

Alabama teacher salaries unchanged for ten years

By Shelley Connor, 14 May 2018

The Alabama legislature approved a 2.5 percent raise for teachers and other state employees earlier in the year, the first cost of living raise for the state’s teachers in a decade.

As Pueblo teachers strike continues
Colorado Democrats slash teacher and public employee pensions

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Overtures continue ahead of Trump-North Korea summit

By James Cogan, 14 May 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo indicated that the US objective is to bring the North Korean regime within its sphere of influence.

One dead, four injured Saturday night in Islamist terror attack in Paris

By Guillaume Garnier, 14 May 2018

The assailant did not have a police record, but he was known to the French intelligence services.

US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal drives Ankara into a corner

By Halil Celik, 14 May 2018

Washington’s reimposition of punishing economic sanctions on Iran, and its plans to force other countries to follow suit, threatens to roil the already crisis-ridden Turkish economy.

Hillary Clinton demands Australia and New Zealand act against “Chinese interference”

By Mike Head, 14 May 2018

Clinton’s whipping up of anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia and New Zealand was accompanied by her appeals to affluent feminist layers.

Spain: Facebook to install its “Ministry of Truth” in Barcelona

By Alejandro López, 14 May 2018

The 500 new employees in Barcelona will join Facebook’s 20,000 censors working for the company’s “security” and “moderation” departments.

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

Chicago Ford workers denounce unsafe working conditions and UAW complicity

By our reporters, 14 May 2018

Workers at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant described hazardous conditions and indifference from the company and UAW towards their safety concerns.

The Ford Flat Rock accident and the fraud of UAW-management safety oversight

More on autoworkers struggles »

Trump speech on prescription drug prices cheers pharmaceutical giants

By Brian Dixon, 14 May 2018

Trump’s speech made clear that his administration will take no action that might interfere with the drug industry’s ability to price drugs as high as the market will bear.

New Zealand Labour government makes “left” feint on education

By John Braddock, 14 May 2018

Some 50,000 NZ teachers are set to follow their counterparts in the United States and other countries in the fight for jobs, decent wages and working conditions.

Seven killed in South Africa gold mine collapse

By Eddie Haywood, 14 May 2018

The May 3 incident comes amid an overall rise in fatal mining accidents across the country in recent years.

The JVP’s empty posturing over Sri Lanka’s executive presidency

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 14 May 2018

The campaign is a ploy to divert the growing social opposition of workers, rural poor and youth to the government and the capitalist system.

New in French

L’Équateur laisse entendre qu’il pourrait livrer Julian Assange à la Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis

James Cogan, 14 mai 2018

Il y a un silence presque universel et condamnable de la part des organisations et des individus qui prétendaient autrefois défendre Assange et « WikiLeaks ».

Sur fond de guerre politique à Washington, Trump intensifie ses appels fascisants

Patrick Martin, 14 mai 2018

Dans une série de rassemblements du Midwest industriel, Trump dissémine le poison du nationalisme économique et du racisme anti-immigrants.

La Ligue et le Mouvement 5 étoiles préparent un gouvernement commun en Italie

Peter Schwarz, 14 mai 2018

En Italie, la Ligue, d’extrême droite, et le Mouvement 5 étoiles de protestation négocient la formation d’un gouvernement commun. Le résultat est attendu au début de la semaine prochaine.

New in Spanish

Ante guerra política en Washington, Trump redobla apelaciones de tinte fascista

Por Patrick Martin, 14 mayo 2018

Frente a distintas audiencias en el medio oeste industrial de EUA, Trump fomentó los venenos de nacionalismo económico y racismo antiinmigrante.

El resurgimiento de la lucha de clases: más huelgas en los EUA en cuatro meses de 2018 que todo el año pasado

Por Jerry White, 14 mayo 2018

Los sindicatos han tratado de bloquear todas las huelgas y, cuando no pueden, las aíslan para desgastar a los huelguistas y terminarla antes de que tengan la oportunidad de propagarse.

La lucha contra el militarismo y la ultraderecha en Europa

Por Peter Schwarz, 14 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado en el Mitin Internacional en línea del Día del Trabajador por Peter Schwarz, secretario del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional por los últimos 32 años y dirigente de la sección alemana del CICI.

Lecciones de la huelga general de mayo-junio de 1968 en Francia

Por Alex Lantier, 14 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado en el Mitin Internacional en línea por Alex Lantier, dirigente de la sección francesa del CICI, el Parti de l’égalité socialiste (PES), fundado en noviembre de 2016.

El socialismo y la lucha contra la censura en Internet

Por Andre Damon, 14 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado por Andre Damon, un dirigente del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de los EUA.

Estados Unidos aumenta la presión sobre Irán con una nueva ronda de sanciones

Por Jordan Shilton, 14 mayo 2018

Anunciadas el mismo día en que Israel lanzaba su mayor ataque directo hasta ahora a las infraestructuras iraníes en Siria, las sanciones marcan un paso más del imperialismo estadounidense rumbo a una confrontación militar total con Irán.

Argentina hará un nuevo acuerdo con el FMI en medio de un creciente descontento social

Por Eric London, 14 mayo 2018

Se estima que el 75 por ciento de los argentinos se oponen al acuerdo del gobierno con el FMI, que se lleva a cabo junto con la ampliación de las huelgas entre los docentes y otros trabajadores.

“Seremos austeros… firmes… rigurosos”
Presidente de Costa Rica amenaza a trabajadores con nuevos ataques sociales en discurso inaugural

Por Andrea Lobo, 14 mayo 2018

Alvarado, un exgerente de mercadeo regional para la transnacional P&G, dio el tipo de “charla” que normalmente le dan los ejecutivos a los trabajadores antes de un despido masivo.

New in German

Trump reagiert mit faschistischer Propagandatour auf internen Krieg in Washington

Patrick Martin, 14. Mai 2018

Auf Kundgebungen im industriellen Mittleren Westen versprüht Trump Wirtschaftsnationalismus und Ausländerfeindlichkeit.

Ecuador stellt Auslieferung von Julian Assange an Großbritannien und die USA in Aussicht

James Cogan, 14. Mai 2018

Organisationen und Einzelpersonen, die Assange und WikiLeaks früher verteidigt haben, schweigen sich nun aus.

USA verhängen neue Sanktionen gegen Iran

Jordan Shilton, 14. Mai 2018

Mit den neuen Sanktionen erhöhen die USA ihren Druck auf den Iran. Am gleichen Tag, als sie bekannt wurden, flog Israel seinen bisher verheerendsten Angriff auf iranische Stellungen in Syrien.

Eine Antwort an einen Verfechter des „iranischen islamischen Sozialismus“
Der Kampf gegen den Imperialismus und für die Arbeitermacht im Iran – Teil 3

Keith Jones, 14. Mai 2018

Die einzige Grundlage für den Widerstand gegen den Imperialismus ist die revolutionäre Mobilisierung der Arbeiter und Werktätigen Irans und des Nahen Ostens auf der Grundlage eines internationalen sozialistischen Programms.

40.000 demonstrieren gegen Polizeigesetz in München

Markus Salzmann, 14. Mai 2018

Das neue bayerische Polizeigesetz (PAG) ist in der deutschen Geschichte seit dem Nazi-Regime beispiellos.

Lehren aus dem Generalstreik vom Mai-Juni 1968 in Frankreich

Alex Lantier, 14. Mai 2018

Die folgende Rede hielt Alex Lantier von der französischen Parti de l'égalité socialiste (PES), auf der internationalen Online-Kundgebung des Internationalen Komitees des Vierten Internationale 2018. Die PES wurde im November 2016 als französische Sektion des IKVI gegründet.

New in Russian

Капиталистическая реставрация в России: Итоги
Часть 2: Что случилось с забастовкой шахтеров

Клара Вайс, 12 мая 2018 г.

В этой серии статей рассматриваются уроки забастовок советских шахтеров 1989 года и капиталистической реставрации в России.

New in Urdu

سوشلزم اور طبقاتی جدوجہد کی نئی سرگرمی

3 January 2018

2008کا یہ نیا سال جومارکس کی200صد سالگرہ کا ہے اسکی بنیادی خصوصیات سب سے بڑھ کر سماجی تناؤ میں بڑھتی ہوئی شدت اور بین الاقوامی پیمانے پر طبقاتی لڑائی میں اضافہ اور وسعت پر محیط ہو گئی

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Perspective

Israel marks 70th anniversary amid war crimes and deepening social crisis

14 May 2018

Washington’s ripping up of the Iran nuclear treaty and moving of its embassy to Jerusalem have given the Israeli state a green light for war with Iran and violent suppression of the Palestinians.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

A balance sheet of the betrayals of left nationalism in Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Bill Van Auken, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in the US for nearly 5 decades, and Latin America editor of the World Socialist Web Site.

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

Arts Review

The Jazz Ambassadors: An episode in the history of the American musical form

By Fred Mazelis, 14 May 2018

US foreign policy officials concluded that “jazz could give America an edge in the Cold War,” with mostly African-American musicians, “serv[ing] as Cold War cultural ambassadors.”

Kanye West on slavery and Trump: Ignorance and the self-deluding influence of wealth

By Nick Barrickman, 12 May 2018

1945: The horrors of the Holocaust in Hungary

By Joanne Laurier, 11 May 2018

IYSSE

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

The meeting commemorated the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, addressing his legacy and continuing relevance.

Science

Study finds alarming decline in biodiversity worldwide

By Philip Guelpa, 14 May 2018

The increasingly rapid loss of plant and animal species threatens a sixth mass global extinction.

25 years ago: Maastricht Treaty to establish European Union passes last hurdles

Denmark ratified the Maastricht Treaty, establishing the European Union, in a referendum vote on May 18, 1993.

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50 years ago: Factory occupations sweep France

Beginning on May 14, 1968, French workers, inspired by mass student protests in the preceding weeks, began a wave of factory occupations that shook capitalist France to its foundations.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Warsaw Ghetto in occupied Poland

On May 16, 1943, Nazi officials in German-occupied Poland officially concluded their brutal suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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100 years ago: Wilson guts free speech with Sedition Act

On May 16, 1918, US President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the infamous Sedition Act, which outlawed language deemed by state authorities to be “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive” of the federal government, the military, and the flag.

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Commentary

Ecuador hints it may hand over Julian Assange to Britain and the US

By James Cogan, 12 May 2018

US steps up pressure on Iran with new round of sanctions

By Jordan Shilton, 12 May 2018

Israeli army kills one, wounds hundreds during latest round of Gaza protests

By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2018

Amid political warfare in Washington, Trump steps up his fascistic appeal

By Patrick Martin, 12 May 2018

The downfall of New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman

By David Walsh and Eric London, 12 May 2018

The resurgence of class struggle: More strikes in the US so far in 2018 than all of last year

By Jerry White, 11 May 2018

Back to the 19th century
Trump administration preparing green light to child labor

By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2018

Stop the terror directed against refugees in Germany!

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 May 2018

US Senate pays homage to CIA torturer

By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2018

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution” that was delivered by David North at the University of Leipzig in Germany in March.

Workers Struggles

US aerospace workers strike at United Launch Alliance

By our reporter, 11 May 2018

University of California three-day strike ends without any resolution for workers

By Kayla Costa, 10 May 2018

The way forward for New Zealand nurses: Break from the unions! Unite the working class against the Labour government!

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 10 May 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018

More than 50,000 UC workers on strike
For a political movement of the entire working class against inequality and capitalism!

Unite the working class against police killings!

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Sri Lanka’s National Defence University Act! No privatisation of education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship

By our reporters, 5 May 2018

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”

By our correspondents, 5 May 2018

Despite government ban, Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful May Day meeting

By our correspondents, 3 May 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Report shows NSA tripled its domestic surveillance operations in 2017

By E.P. Milligan, 7 May 2018

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

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 »

Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

7 April 2018

Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.

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.