FBI raids home, office of Trump’s personal attorney

By Patrick Martin, 10 April 2018

The political conflict within the US ruling elite has reached unprecedented dimensions, with the FBI and the White House openly at war.

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

Mass turnout at state capitol as Oklahoma teachers’ strike enters second week

By Jerry White, 10 April 2018

The walkout shut down schools serving at least 500,000 of the state’s 700,000 public school students on Monday, and scores of districts have announced that schools will be closed Tuesday.

Unions seek to hijack, shut down Oklahoma teachers strike as support for expanded struggle grows

Build rank-and-file committees to unite with teachers in Arizona and Kentucky!
Mobilize the working class behind striking Oklahoma educators!

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UK and French forces on ground in Syria as US prepares wider war

By Halil Celik, 10 April 2018

The alleged chemical weapons attack provides an all-too convenient excuse for both countries to deepen their existing operations in Syria.

Turkish, Russian and Iranian presidents meet in Ankara

By Halil Celik, 10 April 2018

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran came together in Ankara April 4 to discuss developments in Syria as well as the relations between the three countries.

CIA stages gas attack pretext for Syria escalation

Strikes mount as National Assembly opens debate on French rail privatization

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2018

Air France workers are taking strike action today over wage demands, after rail workers mounted a fourth day of rotating strikes yesterday.

As the unions continue talks with the government
French rail workers, students resume strike action against Macron

French government launches brutal attack on environmental protest camp

By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2018

On Monday morning the National Gendarmerie deployed nearly 2,500 heavily armed officers to assault an environmentalist camp in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes.

Right-wing nationalist Orban wins Hungarian election

By Peter Schwarz, 10 April 2018

Expectations that the Fidesz Party would lose support due to corruption scandals and claims by pollsters that the mood in the country was shifting did not materialise.

Top Trump aide lays out driving forces of trade war against China

By Nick Beams, 10 April 2018

Trump’s key trade adviser Peter Navarro declared that China’s move into high-tech development was a direct threat to US economic and military dominance.

Trump administration officials try to calm trade war fears

Brazil’s ex-president Lula turns himself in to police after supreme court ruling

By Miguel Andrade, 10 April 2018

The Brazilian attorney general’s office demanded his immediate arrest out of fear he would “manipulate the masses” and destabalize the country.

Japan activates first Marine brigade since World War II

By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2018

The new Marine brigade is not simply defensive in character but could be used during a Japanese war of aggression far from its shores.

Germany: The social and political background of the fatal rampage in Münster

By Christoph Vandreier, 10 April 2018

Even if the evidence points to personal motives for the crime, links to the right-wing extremist milieu cannot be excluded.

Bavaria revives Germany’s notorious “Radicals Decree”

By Justus Leicht, 10 April 2018

The district administration in Upper Bavaria denied a candidate teacher a post as trainee because he was a member of the student and youth organisation of the Left Party.

UK’s Open University to be decimated, as more jobs are eliminated

By Simon Whelan, 10 April 2018

Hundreds of jobs are threatened in the largest restructuring and redundancy programme in university history.

Police kill man at Portland homeless shelter for allegedly refusing to drop knife

By Alec Andersen, 10 April 2018

The murder of John Elifritz Saturday night is yet another demonstration of the fact that police violence in the United States is fundamentally an issue of class, not race.

New York police release video and transcripts from shooting of unarmed man in Brooklyn

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

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Tuition hikes at Portland State University spark outrage

By Kayla Costa, 10 April 2018

Students contrasted the six-figure salaries of university officials with the heavy burden on working class students.

East Kentucky residents hit by rate hikes and shutoffs of undrinkable water

By Phyllis Steele, 10 April 2018

The Public Service Commission announced a rate increase and water surcharge fee for Martin County residents who have been fighting contaminated water and service interruptions.

Australian universities integrated into military build-up

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 April 2018

A report last month documented the proliferation of ties between Australian universities, government-backed military research, and private contractors, including arms dealers.

New in Russian

Губернатор Тулеев уходит в отставку после пожара в Кемерово

Клара Вайс, 10 апреля 2018 г.

Кемеровский пожар беспощадно обнажил классовые отношения в России и дал дополнительный толчок развивающемуся в стране политическому кризису.

New in Turkish

CIA Suriye’ye müdahale için gaz saldırısı bahanesi tezgahlıyor

Patrick Martin, 10 Nisan 2018

ABD medyası, Suriye’de rejim değişikliği savaşının daha fazla tırmanması için sivillere yönelik zehirli gaz saldırısı düzenlendiği yönündeki en son iddialara sarıldı.

New in Spanish

La CIA monta pretexto de ataque con gas para escalar conflicto en Siria

Por Patrick Martin, 10 abril 2018

La agresión estadounidense contra Corea del Norte sin duda provocaría medidas de represalia y conduciría a una escalada del conflicto que podría involucrar a otras potencias nucleares como Rusia y China.

New York Times: ¿etnia o clase?
¿Qué impulsa la movilidad social estadounidense? Primera Parte

Por Eric London, 10 abril 2018

El Times hace referencia a un artículo de la agencia Equality of Opportunity para demostrar que, en vez de las clases, las divisiones étnicas fundamentan el estatus social. ¿Cuál es la evidencia?

Facebook intensifica la censura antes del testimonio en el Congreso de Zuckerberg

Por Andre Damon, 10 abril 2018

Zuckerberg anunció el viernes que su compañía “requerirá que se verifique a la gente que gestiona páginas grandes”, es decir, que den sus nombres reales y su localización a la compañía y por extensión al gobierno estadounidense.

La Organización Internacional Socialista encubre traiciones sindicales en las huelgas docentes

Por Tom Hall, 10 abril 2018

En un artículo reciente, el escritor del ISO, Lee Sustar, apela a los sindicatos para que colaboren con la pseudoizquierda para que ésta les pueda proveer una tapadera “izquierdista”.

La falsa campaña antisemita contra Corbyn y el laborismo revela su agenda sionista

Por Jean Shaoul, 10 abril 2018

En un artículo reciente, el escritor del ISO, Lee Sustar, apela a los sindicatos para que colaboren con la pseudoizquierda para que ésta les pueda proveer una tapadera “izquierdista”.

New in French

Facebook intensifie la censure avant le témoignage de Zuckerberg au Congrès

Andre Damon, 10 avril 2018

Zuckerberg a annoncé vendredi que son entreprise « exigera que les personnes qui gèrent de grandes pages soient vérifiées », c’est-à-dire qu’elles doivent fournir à l’entreprise, et par extension au gouvernement américain, leurs vrais noms et emplacements.

La CIA fabrique un prétexte d’attaque au gaz pour une escalade en Syrie

Patrick Martin, 10 avril 2018

La rhétorique du gouvernement Trump indique que des préparatifs du Pentagone sont en cours pour une intervention militaire accrue en Syrie.

Les syndicats cherchent à prendre le contrôle et à stopper la grève des enseignants de l’Oklahoma alors que le soutien pour la lutte se développe

Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Etats-Unis), 10 avril 2018

Alors que la grève en Oklahoma de dizaines de milliers d’enseignants et du personnel scolaire entame sa deuxième semaine, les travailleurs son à une dangereuse croisée des chemins.

Les mensonges des puissances impérialistes s’écroulent dans l’affaire Skripal

Robert Stevens, 10 avril 2018

Il faut remonter à l’Allemagne nazie pour trouver une falsification aussi éhontée que la provocation concoctée dans l’affaire de l’empoisonnement en Angleterre de l’ancien agent double Sergei Skripal et de sa fille.

Le Parti de l'égalité socialiste annonce ses candidats aux élections de mi-mandat de la Californie

10 avril 2018

David Moore, candidat du SEP au Sénat des États-Unis et Kevin Mitchell, candidat du SEP au 51e district du Congrès, feront campagne sous un programme socialiste, antiguerre et anticapitaliste dans l'intérêt de la classe ouvrière californienne et à travers le monde.

New in German

CIA inszeniert Gasangriff als Vorwand für Eskalation in Syrien

Patrick Martin, 10. April 2018

Der Ton der Trump-Regierung zeigt an, dass sich das Pentagon auf eine Verschärfung der Militäroperationen in Syrien vorbereitet.

Orbán gewinnt ungarische Parlamentswahl

Peter Schwarz, 10. April 2018

Erwartungen, Fidesz werde wegen zahlreicher Korruptionsskandale und einer von Demoskopen ausgemachten Wechselstimmung im Land an Einfluss verlieren, erfüllten sich nicht.

Große Koalition beginnt nationale Rüstungsoffensive

Johannes Stern, 10. April 2018

Kaum im Amt, setzt die Große Koalition die im Koalitionsvertrag vereinbarten Aufrüstungspläne in die Tat um.

Noch vor Zuckerbergs Anhörung im Kongress:
Facebook verschärft Zensur

Andre Damon, 10. April 2018

Zuckerberg gab am Freitag bekannt, seine Firma „werde verlangen, dass diejenigen, die umfangreiche Webseiten verwalten, sich ausweisen“, d.h. sie müssen seiner Firma und im weiteren Sinne der US- Regierung ihren wirklichen Namen und ihr Adresse mitteilen.

Oklahoma, USA
Unterstützung für Ausweitung des Lehrerstreiks wächst, doch Gewerkschaft will Streik beenden

Socialist Equality Party, 10. April 2018

Nach einer Woche steht der Streik zehntausender Lehrer in Oklahoma am Scheideweg.

New in Norwegian

Protestene mot skoleskytinger og veksten av klassekampen

Joseph Kishore, 24 March 2018

Den samtidige utviklingen av en bevegelse blant arbeidere og skoleungdom varsler et vesentlig utbrudd av sosial konflikt og klassekamp i USA og internasjonalt.

Russland etter valget: Rop om «reformer» og forhandlinger med imperialistmaktene blir høyere innen oligarkiet

Clara Weiss, 24 March 2018

Det russiske oligarkiet ser Putins valgseier først og fremst som en styrking av sin stilling i de desperate forsøkene på å få en forhandlingsløsning med amerikansk og europeisk imperialisme.

USA truer Kina med handelskrig

Nick Beams, 23 March 2018

Trump-administrasjonen har foreslått investeringsforbud rettet mot 10 viktige kinesiske bransjer og har utarbeidet en liste over mer enn 1000 produkter som kan rammes.

Tyske Bundestag følger ytrehøyrekursen til Alternative für Deutschland

Peter Schwarz, 23 March 2018

Det sentrale tema i Bundestag-debatten om det nye regjeringsprogrammet var avgrensning og deportasjon av flyktninger.

En WSWS-analyse fra innledningen av Putins første presidentperiode
Politiske og historiske årsaker for Russlands angrep på Tsjetsjenia

Redaksjonsrådet, 17 January 2000

Denne artikkelen publiserte WSWS for atten år siden og den postes i kontekst av det nylig avholdte presidentvalget i Russland. Mye vann har rent i havet, men innhold og analyse står ved lag.

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Perspective

On the brink of war: US and NATO prepare military strike on Syria

10 April 2018

The American and European ruling elites see in war a means not only to reverse a series of geopolitical setbacks in the Middle East, but also to crack down on domestic political opposition.

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Commentary

The pseudo-left’s silent complicity in the drive to war against Syria and Russia

By Tom Hall, 10 April 2018

The major publications of the pseudo-left, including Jacobin and Socialist Worker, have written nothing on the imperialist war drive or on the shutdown of Internet access for Julian Assange.

New Anti-capitalist Party seeks to strangle French rail strikes

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2018

Fifty years after the 1968 general strike, the Pabloite NPA insists workers should take orders from organizations it admits support the attacks on rail workers.

Fifty years after May-June 1968, the class struggle erupts in France

Report details massive growth of inequality worldwide

By Eric London, 10 April 2018

The report found that if inequality grows at its present rate, the world’s billionaires will eventually “own 100 percent of the world’s wealth.”

The New York Times on race and class
What determines social mobility in America?
Part two

Britain piles on lies to shore up Skripal poisoning accusations against Russia

By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2018

Spain responds to German court decision on Puigdemont with threats of stepped-up repression

By Alejandro López, 9 April 2018

JPMorgan CEO threatens rate hikes to break wages movement by US workers

Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms

Fifty years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Facebook intensifies censorship ahead of congressional testimony by Zuckerberg

By Andre Damon, 9 April 2018

Behind the Facebook data scandal: The drive to censor the Internet

Oklahoma teachers discuss Internet censorship and the unification of workers struggles across the US

Visit wsws.org/endcensorship to register for the April 22 conference "The Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship".

More on internet censorship »

Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution

By Andre Damon, 6 April 2018

Google workers demand end to company’s involvement in drone murder

Journalists, filmmakers, artists demand end to persecution of Julian Assange

2 April 2018

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

“The people are behind you!”
Students, faculty and staff at University of Michigan oppose persecution of Julian Assange

WSWS/SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Organizing Resistance 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

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SEP 2018 election campaign

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 10 April 2018

The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the California midterm elections spoke on the crisis confronting workers and immigrants.

New dates in Newark and Tracy
Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

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

3 April 2018

David Moore, SEP candidate for the US Senate, and Kevin Mitchell, SEP candidate in the 51st Congressional District, will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in California and around the world.

Workers Struggles

Teachers rebel in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 April 2018

As teachers in Oklahoma and other US states strike and protest, a wave of teacher struggles is spreading throughout Latin America.

Bangladesh garment workers jailed on bogus attempted murder charges

By Wimal Perera, 9 April 2018

Windsor, Ontario casino workers strike after voting down sellout deal

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.

Arts Review

Restored version of Fassbinder’s working class drama Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day showing in US

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 9 April 2018

Japanese animation filmmaker Isao Takahata, director of Grave of the Fireflies, dies at 82

By Elle Chapman and David Walsh, 7 April 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 8
Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931): Two films dealing with the workers movement

By Bernd Reinhardt, 6 April 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
A fresh look at German cinema in the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933)

Babylon Berlin: A lavish television series about 1920s’ Germany

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

By David Walsh, 4 April 2018

25 years ago: Riots erupt after ANC leader assassinated in South Africa

On April 10, 1993, Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party of South Africa and the Umkhonto we Sizwe militia arm of the African National Congress, was gunned down outside his home in the racially-mixed suburb of Boksburg.

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50 years ago: Student demonstrations, street fighting, in West Germany after failed assassination

On April 11, 1968, the near-killing of West German radical student youth leader Alfred Willi Rudolf “Rudi” Dutschke by an anti-communist gunman caused an eruption of demonstrations and fighting across West Germany.

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75 years ago: Nazis carry out mass murder of Jews in modern-day Ukraine

On April 9, 1943, Nazi officials at the Zborow concentration camp in Eastern Poland carried out a mass killing of Jewish workers, children and the elderly. An estimated 2,300 people were shot to death of the first day of the massacre, followed by further murders throughout the week.

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100 years ago: Germany occupies Helsinki, crushes Finnish revolution

On April 12, 1918, thousands of German soldiers, moving from land and sea, attacked the Finnish capital of Helsinki and moved to crush the Red Guards and militant workers that had, in the preceding months, led the Finnish Revolution.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Chicago Ford workers speak out against treatment of temporary part-timers

By Marcus Day and Jessica Goldstein, 9 April 2018

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

Socialist Equality Party

Halt the thuggery of non-academic union bureaucrats against WSWS reporters

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 4 April 2018

A WSWS journalist and photographer was violently attacked by union officials at a meeting of striking non-academic employees in the Colombo suburbs on March 27.

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents draw connection between Grenfell and Kemerovo fires

By our reporters, 7 April 2018

UK: Grenfell fire inquiry withholds vital evidence from the bereaved and survivors

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

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Education Fightback Forum

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds online meeting for education workers and students

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Education Fightback forum hears special needs teacher: “A 30 percent increase in class size with the same level of staffing”

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Education Fightback forum:UK lecturer speaks on casualisation of Higher Education sector

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Donate to support coverage of mass rallies!

The WSWS and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organized real-time social media news coverage of the mass rallies against the epidemic of school shootings in the US, and provided a political perspective for a new generation of workers and young people entering into political life.

Donate now so that we can continue this work!

NHS Fightback

NHS FightBack: Reject health trade unions’ sellout NHS pay deal!

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party, 23 March 2018

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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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality! Take up the fight for socialism!

By the IYSSE (Australia), 14 March 2018

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) distributed the following statement at university orientation week events across Australia and in New Zealand.

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.