14 April 2018

Anger grows over union effort to sabotage Oklahoma teachers strike

By Jerry White, 14 April 2018

Thousands of teachers showed up at the state capitol Friday in a show of defiance against the unions and school officials trying to break their two-week strike.

Union seeks to shut down strike: The way forward for Oklahoma teachers

“The unions are trying to shut down a growing nationwide movement”
Oklahoma teachers denounce Oklahoma Education Association’s move to end strike

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

Watch: Oklahoma teachers and students speak out

As the Oklahoma teachers strike continues, students and teachers speak on the impossible financial situation facing teachers, and the effect of budget cuts on the arts.

Watch: Oklahoma teacher explains why the strike should continue

"In Oklahoma and all across the nation educators are rising up and saying that we've had enough."

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Comey memoir ignites new round in anti-Russia campaign against Trump

By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2018

Portions of the book, leaked to the press in advance of publication, have dominated US media coverage since Thursday.

Trump’s crisis deepens following FBI raid on his lawyer

The noose tightens around Trump

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

More on the crisis of the Trump administration »

War fever grips German media

By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2018

Die Welt demanded the “eradication of the Assad regime” and the deployment of “hundreds of thousands of soldiers” to Syria to “in the worst case scenario, fight Russians and Iranians.”

US, Britain and France prepare onslaught against Syria

German government supports possible attack on Syria

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Israeli troops again target peaceful protests with live ammunition and tear gas

By Jean Shaoul, 14 April 2018

Yesterday’s casualties follow Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s earlier pledge of a “reaction of the harshest kind.”

US media’s silent complicity in Israeli massacre in Gaza

US Department of Homeland Security compiling database of world’s journalists

By Will Morrow, 14 April 2018

The Trump administration is collecting and monitoring the “sentiments” and personal information of journalists and “media influencers” around the world.

Trump to consider rejoining TPP to step up pressure on China

By Nick Beams, 14 April 2018

The apparent turnaround is motivated by two immediate considerations: the need to be seen as taking action to alleviate pressure on US farmers threatened by the China tariffs, and the search for international allies against China.

The historic significance of Trump’s trade war measures

US and North Korean officials discuss Trump-Kim summit

By Peter Symonds, 14 April 2018

The cynical character of Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong-un is underscored by the fact that two militarists—Pompeo and Bolton—are in charge of preparing the summit.

US and South Korea hold war games ahead of talks

More on the war threat against North Korea »

Another Australian prime minister faces serious crisis

By Mike Head, 14 April 2018

At the heart of the worsening political instability are mounting economic and geo-strategic pressures.

Australian media stokes fears of Chinese military base in Vanuatu

Spanish government promotes militarism in schools

By Alejandro López, 14 April 2018

The reactionary syllabus includes the need to respect the army, the police, the flag, the anthem and the King and to uphold the unity of Spain.

14,000 AT&T workers authorize strike as contract expirations loom

By Samuel Davidson, 14 April 2018

The over 90 percent vote to strike is part of a growing movement of the working class.

More US states imposing Medicaid work requirements

By Kate Randall, 14 April 2018

Some states are considering expanding Medicaid while at the same time imposing work requirements, premium payments and drug testing of recipients.

Trump signs executive order attacking US social programs

Two police killings in Billings, Montana in two days

By Bryan Dyne, 14 April 2018

More than 360 people have been killed by police in the US so far this year.

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

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

More on police violence in America »

New in Turkish

Savaş, yalanlar ve sansür

Andre Damon, 14 Nisan 2018

ABD, Britanya ve Fransa, Ortadoğu’da yeni bir katliam hazırlıklarının son aşamalarındalar. Emperyalist savaş, askerlerden ve füzelerden daha çok yalanlarla beslenmektedir.

Parlamentoyu atlayan Britanya hükümeti Suriye’ye karşı “eylem” konusunda anlaştı

Julie Hyland, 14 Nisan 2018

Britanya bakanlar kurulu kimyasal silah saldırısından Esad hükümetinin sorumlu olduğuna ilişkin düzmece iddialar temelinde, Suriye’ye karşı “harekete geçme” konusunda oybirliğiyle anlaştı.

New in Spanish

Guerra, mentiras y censura

Por Andre Damon, 14 abril 2018

El New York Times, el Washington Post y otras fuentes noticiosas no operan como medios periodísticos, sino como propagandistas para el impulso de guerra de EUA y la OTAN contra Siria.

Va ganando fuerza un ataque encabezado por Estados Unidos contra Siria

Por James Cogan, 14 abril 2018

El nominado como secretario de Estado de los EUA, el jefe de la CIA Mike Pompeo, no dejó dudas ayer de que el régimen de Putin en Rusia es el principal objetivo detrás la crisis de guerra de Medio Oriente.

La economía mundial en peligro de ser “destrozada”

Por Nick Beams, 14 abril 2018

La directora del FMI Christine Lagarde dijo que como resultado de condiciones financieras fáciles, la deuda global —pública y privada— ha alcanzado un máximo histórico de $164 billones.

New in Norwegian

Sisis valgsvindel og Den egyptiske revolusjonens skjebne

Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2018

Gummistempel-gjenvalget av Egypts diktator general Sisi er symptomatisk for et regime som er ridd av uløselige økonomiske, sosiale og politiske motsetninger.

Spansk rettsvesen anklager forhenværende katalanske regionalpremier Puigdemont for å «mobilisere massene»

Peter Schwarz, 30 March 2018

Hvis den tyske regjeringen utleverer Puigdemont til Spania vil den sette presedens for undertrykkelse av alle former for protest og motstand.

Arizona-lærere protesterer mens Oklahoma-skoleansatte slåss mot fagforeningssabotasje

Jerry White, 29 March 2018

Tusenvis av lærere marsjerte mot delstatens capitolbygning i Phoenix i Arizona på onsdag, mens bølgen av lærerkamper sprer seg videre på tvers av USA og internasjonalt.

Ecuador stenger Julian Assanges tilgang til omverden

Mike Head, 29 March 2018

Julian Assanges innesperring i den ecuadorianske ambassaden ligner mer og mer på fengsling.

New in French

Une attaque dirigée par les États-Unis contre la Syrie est de plus en plus probable

James Cogan, 14 avril 2018

Le candidat au poste de secrétaire d’État des États-Unis, le chef de la CIA Mike Pompeo, n’a laissé aucun doute hier que le régime de Poutine est la cible principale dans la crise au Moyen-Orient.

La guerre, les mensonges et la censure

Andre Damon, 14 avril 2018

Le New York Times, le Washington Post et les autres grands médias ne fonctionnent pas comme des journalistes, mais comme des propagandistes pour les guerres des États-Unis et de l’OTAN. contre la Syrie.

Les étudiants mobilisent contre la guerre et pour les cheminots contre Macron

Alexandre Lantier, 14 avril 2018

Après les menaces de guerre en Syrie de Macron hier sur TF1, les étudiants ont manifesté hier alors que les cheminots recommençaient deux journées de grève.

Bloomberg: L'Équateur a coupé l'accès Internet d'Assange afin d'entrer dans les «bonnes grâces des investisseurs internationaux»

Eric London, 14 avril 2018

Le président Lenin Moreno œuvre avec l'administration Trump afin d'accroitre l'influence militaire et économique des États-Unis en Amérique du Sud.

New in German

Krieg, Lügen und Zensur

Andre Damon, 14. April 2018

Die New York Times, die Washington Post und andere Mainstream-Medien betreiben keinen Journalismus, sondern Propaganda für einen Krieg der USA und der Nato gegen Syrien.

US-Militärschlag gegen Syrien rückt näher

James Cogan, 14. April 2018

Der Kriegskurs im Nahen Osten zielt letztlich auf das Putin-Regime in Russland ab. Das hat der neue Außenminister Mike Pompeo am Donnerstag deutlich gemacht.

Deutsche Medien im Kriegstaumel

Peter Schwarz, 14. April 2018

Die Welt, fordert, man solle „das Assad-Regime mit einem Waffengang auslöschen“ und „mit Hunderttausenden von Soldaten“ nach Syrien ziehen, um „im schlimmsten Fall gegen Russen und Iraner zu kämpfen“.

Volkswagen: Betriebsrat übernimmt Schlüsselrolle beim Konzernumbau

Dietmar Henning, 14. April 2018

Gesamtbetriebsratschef Bernd Osterloh lobt die Vorstandspläne, die massive Einsparungen bei Arbeitsplätzen und eine Verschärfung der Arbeitsbedingungen bringen werden.

Große Unterstützung für Tarifkampf im öffentlichen Dienst

Marianne Arens und Martin Nowak, 14. April 2018

Laut ZDF-Politbarometer unterstützen drei Viertel aller Befragten die Forderungen der aktuellen Warnstreiks im öffentlichen Dienst – aber die Gewerkschaften sind bereit, am Wochenende einen Ausverkauf zu unterzeichnen.

WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange seit zwei Wochen zum Schweigen gezwungen

Niles Niemuth, 14. April 2018

Es ist kein Zufall, dass Assange gerade jetzt von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten wird. Die USA und ihre Verbündeten unterdrücken kritische Stimmen, um eine Verschärfung des Syrienkrieges vorzubereiten.

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Perspective

US and imperialist allies launch strikes against Syria

14 April 2018

All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy.

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Featured Commentary

War, lies and censorship

By Andre Damon, 13 April 2018

The New York Times, Washington Post and other mainstream news outlets function not as journalists, but as propagandists for the US/NATO war drive against Syria.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Public Meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

14 April 2018

The silencing of Assange coincides with Washington’s escalation of war in Syria and preparations for confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.

John Pilger and Julian Burnside denounce silencing of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

By Niles Niemuth, 12 April 2018

Two weeks since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange silenced by Ecuador

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

Bloomberg: Ecuador cut Assange’s Internet to win “good graces of international investors”

By Eric London, 12 April 2018

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

Facebook CEO presents plans for mass censorship at Senate hearing

By Andre Damon, 11 April 2018

Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution

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

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".

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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World economy in danger of being “torn apart”

By Nick Beams, 13 April 2018

Arts Review

Nor Any Drop to Drink previewed to Flint audience

By James Brewer, 13 April 2018

The death of rapper-producer Alias and the fate of “avant-garde” hip hop

By Nick Barrickman, 13 April 2018

At the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Frankenstein: Exciting production marks 200 years since publication of Mary Shelley’s work

By Margot Miller, 12 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

Workers Struggles

Thousands of oil tanker drivers in Odisha, India to strike next week for higher pay
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 April 2018

The Odisha tanker drivers are employed by contractors for the state-owned oil corporations and are only paid about $US115 per month.

German public service strikers fear sell-out

By Marianne Arens, 13 April 2018

Strikes in Germany’s public sector as anger mounts over wages and working conditions

National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers

By Thomas Scripps, 12 April 2018

UK higher education and university staff oppose union sellout ahead of ballot result

Students protest against Macron as strikes against austerity mount in France

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 11 April 2018

Strikes mount as National Assembly opens debate on French rail privatization

Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals

By Eddie Haywood, 11 April 2018

Commentary

Geoffrey Rush’s career “irreparably damaged” by media allegations

By Richard Phillips, 12 April 2018

Trade war issues come into sharper focus

By Nick Beams, 12 April 2018

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

New Zealand barrister defends principle of presumption of innocence

By John Braddock, 11 April 2018

New Anti-capitalist Party seeks to strangle French rail strikes

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2018

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

SEP 2018 election campaign

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

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 12 April 2018

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump’s anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 10 April 2018

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

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers’ inquiry presents findings on Meethotamulla garbage disaster

By our correspondents, 12 April 2018

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

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 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

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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

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.

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.