Mass protests against austerity, unemployment shake Tunisia

By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2018

Coming in the wake of similar upheavals by the most oppressed layers of workers and youth in Iran, the Tunisian events are indicative of a rising tide of global class struggle.

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

Democrats grovel as Trump pledges anti-immigrant attacks in White House meeting

By Eric London, 10 January 2018

A pathetic spectacle unfolded in Washington yesterday as the Democratic Party and President Donald Trump laid the basis for an escalated assault on immigrants in the US.

An interview with Javier Luengo-Garrido, Coordinator at ACLU-Massachusetts’ Immigrant Protection Project

By Julian James, 10 January 2018

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

Louisiana teacher jailed for speaking out at school board meeting

By Nancy Hanover, 10 January 2018

Deyshia Hargrave was removed from a meeting, handcuffed and taken to jail for opposing a large pay hike for the school superintendent while employees have had no raise in a decade.

French artists rebuff #MeToo witch-hunt

By Linda Tenenbaum, 10 January 2018

An open letter signed by actress Catherine Deneuve and other prominent women emphasizes the anti-democratic nature of the #MeToo movement and its repudiation of due process.

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

Two Koreas hold talks amid continuing acute tensions

By Peter Symonds, 10 January 2018

The meeting produced an agreement for North Korea to participate in the Winter Olympics, but did nothing to end the dangerous standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.

US President Trump backs meeting between two Koreas

Trump threatens North Korea with nuclear war

At least 13 dead as rainfall in Southern California triggers mudslides and flooding

By Dan Conway, 10 January 2018

The deaths were primarily due to mudslides triggered by heavy rains in areas largely denuded by massive wildfires only a few weeks before.

Canada: Ontario Liberals impose two-tier employment on autoworkers

By Carl Bronski, 10 January 2018

The unions’ hypocritical hand-wringing over the anti-worker legislation cannot disguise the fact that Unifor helped elect successive Liberal governments in Ontario.

Right-wing wins Chile election as “left” Broad Front joins the establishment

By Andrea Lobo, 10 January 2018

With only one-fourth of the electorate voting for Piñera, the results reflect overwhelming hostility to the entire establishment and herald a new stage in the political crisis.

French automaker PSA colludes with unions to prepare mass job cuts

By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2018

PSA Peugeot-Citroën is slashing jobs across Europe and in France, where it is using provisions of President Emmanuel Macron’s antidemocratic labor decrees.

Macron turns France’s labor decrees on auto workers

French chemical industry unions back contract violating minimum wage laws

Twitter censors German satirical magazine

By Johannes Stern, 10 January 2018

The German censorship law is part of a comprehensive global campaign to control the Internet.

Germany’s “Network Enforcement Law” goes into effect: A move to censor the Internet

Governments and corporations escalate Internet censorship and attacks on free speech

More on Internet censorship »

Spanish PM Rajoy seeks to prevent Catalan nationalists from forming government

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 10 January 2018

The Supreme Court is planning to issue writs against a further 11 people linked to the deposed Catalan government for their part in organising last October’s independence referendum.

Fuel tanker collision in East China Sea

By Robert Campion, 10 January 2018

The vessel could leak large quantities of oil into the East China Sea and threaten widespread pollution of coastal waters.

Australia: Port Kembla Coal Terminal locks out workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 January 2018

The move is part of a stepped-up offensive against mining, haulage and ports workers.

India: Bus strike cripples Tamil Nadu transport services

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 January 2018

While the trade unions offer to compromise, the strikers have defied court orders, media propaganda and government threats to hire outside drivers and conductors.

Striking Tamil Nadu bus workers speak out

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 10 January 2018

New in Arabic

100 سنه بعد وعد بلفور

جان شاول, ٦ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٧

قبل 100 سنه، في 9 تشرين الثاني، 1917، نشرت صحيفة التايمز اللندنية رسالة قصيرة من وزير الخارجية البريطاني اللورد آرثر جيمس بلفور إلى اللورد والتر روتشيلد والاتحاد الصهيوني.

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 German

Ein Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit
USA wollen 262.000 Einwanderer aus El Salvador abschieben

Patrick Martin, 10. Januar 2018

Der barbarische Akt wird zehntausende Familien auseinanderreißen und das Leben von zahllosen Menschen gefährden, wenn sie erzwungernermaßen in die Kampfgebiete Mittelamerikas zurückkehren.

Was vertritt der russische „Oppositionsführer“ Alexei Nawalny?

Clara Weiss, 10. Januar 2018

Während Nawalny von den meisten westlichen Medien unterstützt wird, genießt er in Russland kaum Rückhalt in der Bevölkerung.

CSU-Politiker verkündet „finale Lösung der Flüchtlingsfrage“

Marianne Arens und Martin Kreickenbaum, 10. Januar 2018

Der Angriff auf Flüchtlinge dient als Dreh- und Angelpunkt, um die demokratischen Grundrechte der gesamten Arbeiterklasse auszuhöhlen.

Ärzteverbände warnen vor Altersfeststellung bei jungen Geflüchteten

Carola Kleinert, 10. Januar 2018

Der Beziehungsmord einer 15-Jährigen wird für die Forderung missbraucht, alle unbegleiteten jungen Flüchtlinge zwangsweise einer medizinischen Altersfeststellung zu unterziehen. Viele Ärzte warnen vor „gefährlicher Stimmungsmache“.

Other Languages

Perspective

Workers must demand new elections in Germany!

10 January 2018

Behind the backs of the population, the ruling class is working to install the most right-wing government in Germany since the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

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

Commentary

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

By Jerry White, 9 January 2018

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

By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2018

The oligarchy versus society

What does Russian “opposition leader” Alexei Navalny represent?

By Clara Weiss, 9 January 2018

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

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.”

We are publishing here, in one part, the Arabic translation of the two-part article series, “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.” This was first published on the World Socialist Web Site on November 7/8, 2017.

Arts Review

Robert Mann (1920-2018), founder of the Juilliard String Quartet

By Fred Mazelis, 10 January 2018

Mann championed the collaborative musical form of the string quartet, and helped train generations of famed musicians.

And the Golden Globe award goes to … Witch hunting!

By Trévon Austin and David Walsh, 9 January 2018

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

Workers Struggles

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

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

More on Puerto Rico »

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.