As workers seek higher wages
Billionaire warns of growing class conflict in US

By Jerry White, 9 January 2018

After decades of declining real wages, hundreds of thousands of workers face contract struggles this year in the trucking, warehouse, health care, telecom and entertainment industries.

Deadly influenza outbreak spreads throughout US, most severe in California

By Dan Conway, 9 January 2018

Over the past few weeks, cases of influenza and influenza-related illnesses have skyrocketed, reaching near epidemic level proportions.

San Diego homelessness crisis remains after hepatitis A outbreak

By Emanuele Saccarelli, 9 January 2018

Official reports indicate that more than 9,000 homeless people live on the streets of San Diego, with over a thousand of them being concentrated in the downtown area.

Ten-year-old child among the victims
American Civil Liberties Union sues DC police for attacking inauguration protests

By Harvey Simpkins and Nick Barrickman, 9 January 2018

A civil lawsuit filed by the ACLU alleges protesters were assaulted and deprived of their constitutional rights.

Jury acquits all six defendants in first trial of Inauguration Day protesters

Notes on police violence
US police kill 29 during first week of 2018

By George Gallanis, 9 January 2018

Almost all of the killings follow a general logic: police kill anyone they suspect to be a threat, regardless of how severe or even real the threat.

US police kill over a thousand for fourth year in a row

Kansas police kill unarmed man after false emergency call

More on police violence in America »

Britain's Guardian newspaper registers concern at collapse of high-profile rape cases

By Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens, 9 January 2018

Events that confirm the fundamental importance of the presumption of innocence have been met with undisguised antipathy from those sections of the media most closely involved with the #MeToo campaign.

UK: Social media giants face sanctions if they fail to provide “proof” of Russian interference

By Julie Hyland, 9 January 2018

The select committee’s aim is to manufacture a pretext for imperialist intrigues against Russia while censoring alternative media sources.

New Zealand police refuse to prosecute over Christchurch building collapse

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 9 January 2018

No one has been held accountable for the unsafe design of the CTV building, which collapsed in the 2011 earthquake killing 115 people.

Australian aged care workers confront worsening conditions

By Michelle Stevens, 9 January 2018

Decades of government funding cuts, combined with the rise of corporate profit-making operators, have led to severe under-staffing.

New in Farsi

اعتراضات گسترده علیه ریاضت و نابرابری اجتماعی رژیم ایران را لرزاند

کیت جونز, ۳ ژانویه ۲۰۱۸

طی شش روز گذشته، تظاهرات علیه افزایش قیمت مواد غذایی ، بیکاری گسترده، نابرابری اجتماعی درحال گسترش و برنامه وحشیانه ریاضت اقتصادی و سرکوب سیاسی جمهوری اسلامی، ایران را به لرزه در آورده است.

New in Spanish

La campaña sobre la “incapacidad” de Donald Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 9 enero 2018

Los demócratas han evitado otra vez apelar a la oposición popular contra las políticas derechistas de Trump y los republicanos.

Los sindicatos de la industria química francesa aprueban contrato que infringe el salario mínimo

Por Alex Lantier, 9 enero 2018

Con el respaldo de la Unión Europea, el presidente Emmanuel Macron está utilizando sus decretos laborales para intentar vulnerar los derechos sociales conquistados por la clase obrera.

New in French

Les syndicats laissent les travailleurs de l’industrie chimique payés en-dessous du SMIC

Alexandre Lantier, 9 janvier 2018

Soutenu par l’Union européenne, Macron utilise ses ordonnances pour tenter d’abolir les acquis sociaux fondamentaux de la classe ouvrière.

La campagne sur « l’inaptitude » de Donald Trump

Patrick Martin, 9 janvier 2018

Les démocrates, encore une fois, évitent de faire appel à une opposition populaire aux politiques de droite de Trump et des républicians.

Iran : les manifestations antigouvernementales diminuent face à la répression de masse

Jordan Shilton et Keith Jones, 9 janvier 2018

Aucun des griefs alimentant les protestations de la classe ouvrière qui ont balayé l’Iran ces derniers jours n’a été traité, et encore moins résolu.

New in German

Stoppt die rechte Verschwörung! Für Neuwahlen!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9. Januar 2018

Hinter dem Rücken der Bevölkerung arbeitet die herrschende Klasse daran, die rechteste Regierung in Deutschland seit dem Untergang des Dritten Reichs zu installieren.

Französische Chemiegewerkschaften unterstützen Tarifvertrag unter dem Mindestlohn

Von Alex Lantier, 9. Januar 2018

Unterstützt von der Europäischen Union benutzt Präsident Emmanuel Macron seine Arbeitsgesetzdekrete, um grundlegende soziale Rechte auszuhebeln, die die Arbeiterklasse erkämpft hat.

Was steckt hinter der Kampagne um Trumps „Untauglichkeit“?

Von Patrick Martin, 9. Januar 2018

Die Demokraten vermeiden es wieder einmal, an den Widerstand der Bevölkerung gegen die rechte Politik von Trump und den Republikanern zu appellieren.

Warnstreiks in der Metall- und Elektroindustrie

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 9. Januar 2018

Die IG Metall fordert für die knapp 4 Millionen Beschäftigten in der Metall- und Elektroindustrie sechs Prozent mehr Lohn und die Möglichkeit einer befristeten Arbeitszeitverkürzung.

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Perspective

A crime against humanity
US to deport 262,000 Salvadoran immigrants

9 January 2018

This barbaric action will split up tens of thousands of families and threaten countless deaths among those forced to return to the killing fields of Central America.

Earlier Perspectives »

WSWS Online Webinar

Sign up to participate in the WSWS’s video livestream: “Organizing resistance to Internet censorship”

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North.

Featured Commentary

The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle

3 January 2018

The year 2018—the bicentenary of Marx’s birth—will be characterized, above all, by an immense intensification of social tensions and an escalation of class conflict around the world.

Final reflections on the centennial year of the October Revolution

By David North, 30 December 2017

Arts Review

And the Golden Globe award goes to … Witch hunting!

By Trévon Austin and David Walsh, 9 January 2018

This year’s Golden Globes award ceremony, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was a spectacle of self-absorption and self-pity.

Daphne Merkin’s “Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We Have Misgivings”
The New York Times’ reactionary sexual harassment campaign runs into opposition

All the Money in the World—above all, the “expunging” of Kevin Spacey—and The Shape of Water

The decline and fall of Russian protest art—“Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism”

By Paul Mitchell, 8 January 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Local government election in Sri Lanka: Support SEP campaign against austerity and war! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 January 2018

The SEP is campaigning for the international socialist program needed by workers, youth and the poor, who are increasingly coming into struggle against the government’s attacks on their democratic rights and living standards.

Commentary

The havoc at New York’s JFK Airport and the decay of US infrastructure

By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2018

The chaos produced by a one-day snow storm has laid bare the disastrous state of social infrastructure in the capital of America’s financial oligarchy.

The oligarchy versus society

What does Russian “opposition leader” Alexei Navalny represent?

By Clara Weiss, 9 January 2018

There is a stark disjuncture between the overwhelming support that Navalny receives from the Western media and his near total lack of popularity in Russia itself.

The US government and the Russian election

The campaign over the “unfitness” of Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2018

Tell-all book on Trump White House intensifies US political crisis

Trump “defends” the right to protest in Iran, criminalizes protest in Washington

By E.P. Milligan, 8 January 2018

The working class unrest in Iran: The WSWS replies to an apologist of the Iranian regime

Working class opposition erupts in Iran: A harbinger for the world in 2018

Governments and corporations escalate Internet censorship and attacks on free speech

By Andre Damon, 6 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

Workers Struggles

NLRB rejects UAW appeal of Honeywell lockout
Workers Struggles: The Americas

9 January 2018

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

Zimbabwe graphite miners strike at former German-owned mine

By Dietmar Henning, 8 January 2018

Bangladeshi teachers end “fast-unto-death”

By Nancy Hanover, 8 January 2018

As teachers face new battles against Trump
Lessons of the fight against Obama’s “school reform”—Part 2

By Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 6 January 2018

As teachers face new battles against Trump
Lessons of the fight against Obama’s “school reform”—Part 1

Autoworkers Struggles

French chemical industry unions back contract violating minimum wage laws

By Alex Lantier, 8 January 2018

Macron turns France’s labor decrees on auto workers

Volkswagen plans to dismiss all temporary contract workers in German plants

By Dietmar Henning, 8 January 2018

Romanian Ford workers defiant as company seeks to impose blackmail contract

Romanian Ford workers must make international appeal!

More on autoworkers issues »

Featured Video

Interview: Rómulo Avelíca, undocumented worker released from detention following protests

Rómulo Avelíca-Gonzalez was abducted by ICE agents as he dropped off his daughter at school.

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico, more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria: The class issues

By Genevieve Leigh, 8 January 2018

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Arabic translation of “The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics”

This week in the Russian Revolution
December 25-31: Soviet government nationalizes the banks

27 December 2017

The year 1917 closes with the Russian Revolution in a precarious situation. The new Soviet government is menaced on all sides by hostile armies. Meanwhile, the imperialist war rages on, and the October insurrection catalyzes revolutionary struggles around the world.

Russian television’s Trotsky serial: A degraded spectacle of historical falsification and anti-Semitism

By Fred Williams and David North, 25 November 2017

The eight-part serial is an exhibition of the political, intellectual and cultural depravity of all those involved in its production.

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon begins operations in Australia

By Patrick Kelly, 28 December 2017

Amazon worker dies after vomiting blood at Sacramento, California fulfillment center

By Kristina Betinis, 23 December 2017

OSHA dragging its feet investigating death of Pennsylvania Amazon worker Devan Shoemaker

Amazon conducts total surveillance of workers in new German plant

By Marianne Arens, 16 December 2017

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
One day strike hits German and Italian Amazon distribution centres

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Google Censorship

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

The conspiracy to censor the Internet

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

More on Google Censorship »

IYSSE

IYSSE mounts campaign against university police censorship at University of California, Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017

International Youth and Students for Social Equality launches new website

6 November 2017

The IYSSE’s newly designed website includes an updated Statement of Principles for its US section. We urge all youth and students to join the IYSSE and take up the fight for socialism.