As report shows teachers spending hundreds of dollars on school supplies
Wave of US educator walkouts hits North Carolina today

By Will Morrow, 16 May 2018

Today’s walkout in North Carolina is the latest in an ongoing wave of strikes by teachers across the United States and internationally.

Deals by unions to end US teacher strikes funded by regressive taxes, more budget cuts

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

Build rank-and-file committees! Prepare a nationwide strike to defend public education!
North Carolina and the next stage of the teachers’ revolt

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 16 May 2018

Thousands of teachers and their supporters are marching in Raleigh, North Carolina today to demand decent wages and benefits and increased school funding.

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Conspiracy emerges to push Julian Assange into British and US hands

By Mike Head, 16 May 2018

The Guardian has instigated a foul campaign to justify Ecuador forcing Assange to leave its embassy.

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

More Palestinian deaths as Israel attacks protests in Gaza and West Bank

By Jean Shaoul, 16 May 2018

The death toll rose above the 58 announced Monday due to two additional shootings and the death of an eight-month-old baby due to gas inhalation.

Striking workers and students in France denounce war, Gaza massacre

By Alex Lantier, 16 May 2018

Rail workers and students protesting selective admissions at universities denounced French bombings in Syria and the Israeli army’s massacre of unarmed Palestinians.

North Korea denounces US “provocation” and threatens to cancel talks with Trump

By James Cogan, 16 May 2018

The Trump administration has, to a great extent, boxed both itself and North Korea into a corner.

US State Department accuses China of “economic blackmail”

By Mike Head, 16 May 2018

The Australian media highlighted the provocative report, which alleges that China is using “debtbook diplomacy” to take over Asian and Pacific countries.

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

Michigan auto parts plant explosion highlights brutal conditions in supplier industry

By Tim Rivers, 16 May 2018

In recent years the company has been cited for more than half a dozen safety violations, including several incidents where workers suffered serious burns.

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

Chicago Ford workers denounce unsafe working conditions and UAW complicity

Union sellout facilitates South Korean General Motors restructuring plans

By Ben McGrath, 16 May 2018

The KMWU isolated workers and forced through the approval of an agreement enabling a pro-business restructuring by the auto corporation.

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United States Border Patrol neglects counting migrant deaths

By Trévon Austin, 16 May 2018

For the last 20 years, the agency has consistently underreported the number of people who die attempting to cross the US-Mexico border.

Germany’s Left Party demands independent German-European imperialist policy

By Johannes Stern, 16 May 2018

Like the Greens 20 years ago, the Left Party now stands ready to paint the return of German imperialism to the world stage “in the brightest possible colours.”

Trade unions in lock step with the German government

By Ulrich Rippert, 16 May 2018

The unions act as company police, intimidating workers and developing their own rationalization plans.

India’s BJP government creates new category of workers who can be fired at will

By Kranti Kumara, 16 May 2018

Even the appellation “fixed-term employment” is a misnomer, since an employer can terminate a worker’s contract at any time and without providing a rupee in severance pay.

New in French

Massacre à Gaza

Bill Van Auken, 16 mai 2018

L'assassinat par balles de 59 manifestants non armés à Gaza et les blessures infligées à plus de 2.700 autres sont un crime de guerre dont tous ceux qui y sont mêlés portent la responsabilité, collective et individuelle.

Cheminots et étudiants en lutte dénoncent la guerre et le massacre à Gaza

Alexandre Lantier, 16 mai 2018

Les violences meurtrières et arbitraires des grandes puissances au Moyen Orient font monter la colère des travailleurs et des jeunes mobilisés contre l’austériét en France.

Irak: des résultats électoraux qui annoncent un regain de conflits politiques et sociaux

James Cogan, 16 mai 2018

Tous les blocs politiques sont restés bien en deça du minimum de voix nécessaires à la formation d‘un gouvernement

La fraude de l'appel de Mélenchon à une alliance franco-russe contre la guerre

Alex Lantier et Kumaran Ira, 16 mai 2018

Les travailleurs ne peuvent pas compter sur une alliance de puissances capitalistes proposée par des politiciens pro-guerre comme Jean-Luc Mélenchon pour parer au danger grandissant d’un conflit mondial à propos de l’Iran.

New in German

Massenmord in Gaza

Bill Van Auken, 16. Mai 2018

Das israelische Militär hat am Montag in Gaza zig unbewaffnete palästinensische Demonstranten abgeschlachtet und Tausende weitere verletzt.

Merkel kündigt umfassende Aufrüstung an

Christoph Vandreier, 16. Mai 2018

Angesichts der wachsenden Konflikte mit den Vereinigten Staaten rüstet die Bundesregierung massiv auf, um Deutschland in die Lage zu versetzen, seine wirtschaftlichen und geostrategischen Interessen auf der ganzen Welt mit Waffengewalt zu verfolgen.

IG BAU vereinbart lange Friedenspflicht

Dietmar Henning, 16. Mai 2018

Die Laufzeit von 26 Monaten ist eine bewusste politische Entscheidung für einen Betriebs- und Burgfrieden, der der Regierung den Rücken für soziale Angriffe und militärische Aufrüstung freihält.

Wahl im Irak offenbart tiefe politische und soziale Krise

James Cogan, 16. Mai 2018

Die Parlamentswahl vom 12. Mai hat die instabile Lage im Irak enthüllt. Kein Parteienbündnis erhielt genug Unterstützung, um eine Regierung zu bilden.

Der Sturz des New Yorker Generalstaatsanwalts Eric Schneiderman

David Walsh und Eric London, 16. Mai 2018

Wenige Stunden, nachdem das Magazin New Yorker am 7. Mai einen Artikel mit dem Titel „Vier Frauen bezichtigen Generalstaatsanwalt von New York des körperlichen Missbrauchs“ veröffentlicht hatte, gab der Betroffene, Eric Schneiderman, seinen Rücktritt mit Wirkung vom folgenden Tag bekannt. Zugleich stritt er die Vorwürfe ab.

New in Spanish

Masacre en Gaza

Por Bill Van Auken, 16 mayo 2018

El asesinato a tiros de al menos 60 manifestantes desarmados en Gaza, dejando a más de 2.700 heridos, es un crimen de guerra en el que todos los involucrados son responsables colectiva y personalmente.

Dos voces de preocupación sobre el “Nuevo Orden Mundial” de Trump

Por Nick Beams, 16 mayo 2018

Los dos artículos te dejan la sensación de temores crecientes en los círculos gobernantes de las consecuencias de la agenda de política económica y exterior estadounidense para la estabilidad del sistema capitalista mundial.

El Daily Telegraph baraja un Golpe militar contra un gobierno laborista de Corbyn

Por Robert Stevens, 16 mayo 2018

Que otra vez se esté barajando seriamente un golpe militar desbarata las ilusiones asiduamente cultivadas por Corbyn y sus apologistas de que un Gobierno laborista dirigido por él abrirá una nueva época de reformas.

El papel de la juventud en la lucha por el socialismo

Por Genevieve Leigh, 16 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado en el Mitin Internacional en línea del CICI por el Primero de Mayo de 2018, por Genevieve Leigh, destacado miembro de Juventud y Estudiantes Internacionales por la Igualdad Social (IYSSE) en los EUA.

Por un movimiento socialista contra la guerra en toda la región de Asia-Pacífico

Por James Cogan, 16 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado por James Cogan, secretario nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Australia), para el Mitin Internacional en línea del Día Internacional del Trabajador del 2018 organizado por el CICI.

New in Russian

Капиталистическая реставрация в России: Итоги
Часть 3

Клара Вайс, 15 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

The massacre in Gaza and imperialist war policy

16 May 2018

The defense by the imperialist powers of Israel’s murder of over 60 Palestinian demonstrators Monday makes clear that they have adopted the mass killing of unarmed civilians as a legitimate policy tool.

Earlier Perspectives »

Israel's massacre in Gaza

Mass murder in Gaza

By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018

The shooting dead of at least 60 unarmed protesters in Gaza, along with the wounding of over 2,700 more, is a war crime for which all involved bear collective and personal responsibility.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018

As Israel marks its 70th anniversary with the mass murder of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, the WSWS is reposting the analysis written on the Israeli state's 50th anniversary published under the title "Israel’s crisis and the historic contradictions of Zionism."

Featured Commentary

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

By Barry Grey, 16 May 2018

The International Socialist Organization is concerned that politically radicalized students and youth who are attracted to socialism are hostile to American military interventions in Syria and elsewhere.

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.

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

Commentary

London demonstration underscores decline of Trades Union Congress

By Robert Stevens, 16 May 2018

Saturday’s demonstration amounted to a damage-control operation, as the trade union bureaucracy, Corbyn and their pseudo-left cheerleaders attempted to buttress the flagging authority of the unions.

Two Senate Democrats assure Haspel’s confirmation as CIA director

By Patrick Martin, 15 May 2018

Unarmed youth shot down in Detroit suburb as US police killings continue

By Tom Hall, 15 May 2018

North Carolina police officer assaults man at Waffle House

More on police violence in America »

Flint high school teachers criticize deteriorating working conditions

By Genevieve Leigh and Sam Wayne, 15 May 2018

Dozens of classes without teachers at Flint, Michigan, high school

The fraud of Mélenchon’s call for a Franco-Russian alliance against war

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 May 2018

Two voices of concern over Trump’s “New World Order”

By Nick Beams, 15 May 2018

Election result in Iraq portends further political and social conflict

By James Cogan, 15 May 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Stop the raids on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Kevin Mitchell—SEP candidate for House of Representatives (51st District and California), 15 May 2018

This statement was released by Kevin Mitchell in response to the May 8th raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that led to the arrest of Alberto Alonzo Hernandez in National City, California.

Arts Review

Machines: An unflinching look at an Indian textile mill

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 May 2018

Rahul Jain’s austere but effective documentary focuses on one of the hundreds of textile plants in Gujarat state on India’s west coast.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 14 May 2018

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

Science

Study finds alarming decline in biodiversity worldwide

By Philip Guelpa, 14 May 2018

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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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.

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

By Alejandro López, 14 May 2018

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.