16 January 2018

Greek workers strike against Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity “multi-bill”

By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2018

Syriza aims to further slash living standards while making it illegal for Greek workers to use their constitutionally protected right to strike to defend themselves.

Greek workers stop work in opposition to Syriza anti-strike and austerity measures

US to set up 30,000-strong “border force” in Syria

By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2018

Having proclaimed the defeat of ISIS, Washington is determined to prosecute its goal of ousting the Iranian- and Russian-backed Syrian regime.

Democrats, Republicans resume talks on right-wing budget deal

By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2018

Only four days remain before congressional authorization to fund the government expires, threatening a partial shutdown of government agencies and a halt to federal paychecks.

After Trump’s racist outburst, Democrats plead for anti-immigrant “compromise” with White House

Death toll in Southern California mudslides rises to 20

By Dan Conway, 16 January 2018

Rescuers have all but given up hope of finding anyone else alive in the coastal community of Montecito, transitioning from a “search and rescue phase” to a “search and recovery phase.”

Threat of trade war looming larger

By Nick Beams, 16 January 2018

A series of “anti-dumping” measures initiated by the United States could set in motion retaliatory action and lead to widening trade conflicts.

UK: Election of pro-Corbyn slate to Labour’s National Executive Committee underscores left shift in working class

By Chris Marsden, 16 January 2018

Corbyn is now in control of his cabinet and, following various reshuffles, has a majority of the party membership and now the NEC.

UK: Carillion collapse threatens jobs and pensions, exposing plunder of social assets

By Julie Hyland, 16 January 2018

There are reports of banks shifting Carillion off their balance sheets over the last months in anticipation of its inevitable folding.

Mass protests in Peru over pardoning of Fujimori

By Cesar Uco, 16 January 2018

The deal reached to spare President Kuczynski impeachment in return for the pardoning of Fujimori has only deepened the crisis of bourgeois rule in Peru.

Australian media promotes fascists amid growing racist hysteria over “African gangs”

By Patrick Kelly, 16 January 2018

Channel 7 news aired an “exclusive” report on a meeting of fascistic organisations, promoting their vigilantism as “a kind of neighbourhood watch.”

Australia: Continuing chaos on Sydney’s trains

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 January 2018

Amid ongoing delays and service cancellations, it emerged that Sydney Trains cut the number of station staff by more than a quarter between 2013-14 and last financial year.

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La alerta de misil en Hawái
Treinta y ocho minutos de caos

Por Patrick Martin, 16 enero 2018

La falsa alarma sobre un inminente ataque nuclear aterrorizó a millones el sábado.

Miles marchan para conmemorar el aniversario del derrocamiento de Ben Ali en Túnez

Por Alex Lantier y Kumaran Ira, 16 enero 2018

La nueva ola de protestas acontece a raíz del enojo por el desempleo masivo, la corrupción y la ley financiera del 2018.

Después de la diatriba racista de Trump, los Demócratas suplican a la Casa Blanca por un “compromiso” antiinmigrante

Por Niles Niemuth y Barry Grey, 16 enero 2018

Trump ha respondido a la mezcla de sumisión y falso enojo de los demócratas doblegando sus demandas para disminuir más la inmigración.

El Partido Socialista de Francia ataca a Catherine Deneuve por oponerse a la caza de brujas de #MeToo

Por Alex Lantier, 16 enero 2018

La columna valiente publicada por 100 mujeres en Le Monde que critica la campaña #MeToo (#YoTambién) provocó una respuesta venenosa de la élite gobernante francesa.

La indignación de la crisis de agua potable en Kentucky: otro trabajador estadounidense arrestado por criticar a funcionarios del gobierno

Por Sheila Brehm, 16 enero 2018

A un ex minero de carbón se le impidió quejarse del persistente cierre del suministro de agua potable a las familias en el condado de Martin.

Facebook impide compartir el vídeo del WSWS contra la censura

Por Eric London, 16 enero 2018

El gigante de las redes sociales impide a sus usuarios compartir un vídeo que promociona el encuentro online del 16 de enero “Organizar la resistencia a la censura en Internet”.

New in French

Des milliers de manifestants défilent à l’occasion de l’anniversaire du renversement de Ben Ali en Tunisie

Alex Lantier et Kumaran Ira, 16 janvier 2018

La nouvelle vague de manifestations a été déclenchée par la colère contre le chômage, la corruption et la loi de finance de 2018

Alerte aux missiles à Hawaï
Trente-huit minutes de chaos

Patrick Martin, 16 janvier 2018

Une fausse alerte d’attaque nucléaire imminente a terrorisé des millions de personnes samedi.

160 000 travailleurs de l’industrie font grève en Allemagne

Peter Schwarz, 16 janvier 2018

Alors que la colère monte contre l’inégalité sociale et les licenciements, une lutte résolue prend forme pour des hausses de salaires et de meilleures conditions de travail.

Libérez Julian Assange !

Bill Van Auken, 16 janvier 2018

Les conditions « intenables » dans lesquelles le fondateur de WikiLeaks reste confiné sont le produit d’une incitation implacable par les gouvernements américains et britanniques pour le punir pour avoir révélé les crimes de l’impérialisme.

Des géants de l’aluminium mettent en lock-out plus de 1000 travailleurs d’ABI au Québec

Laurent Lafrance, 16 janvier 2018

ABI, une coentreprise d'Alcoa et de Rio Tinto Alcan, a mis en lock-out 1030 travailleurs à son usine de Bécancour après qu'ils aient massivement rejeté l'offre finale de la compagnie.

New in German

Raketenalarm in Hawaii: 38 Minuten Chaos

Patrick Martin, 16. Januar 2018

Am Samstag schockierte eine falsche Warnung vor einem bevorstehenden Atomangriff Millionen Menschen.

Stahl-Fusion ThyssenKrupp und Tata
Stimmt gegen den Tarifvertrag der IG Metall! Verteidigt alle Arbeitsplätze!

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 16. Januar 2018

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei ruft die Stahl-Beschäftigten von ThyssenKrupp dazu auf, den IGM-Tarifvertrag abzulehnen und Kampfmaßnahmen zur Verteidigung aller Arbeitsplätze vorzubereiten.

Tunesien: Tausende demonstrieren am Jahrestag von Ben Alis Sturz

Alex Lantier und Kumaran Ira, 16. Januar 2018

Die Protestwelle speist sich aus der Wut über Massenarbeitslosigkeit, Korruption und höhere Abgaben durch ein neues Finanzgesetz.

Wien: Großkundgebung gegen die rechtsradikale Regierung

Marianne Arens, 16. Januar 2018

Am Samstag demonstrierten in Wien mehrere zehntausend Teilnehmer gegen den extrem rechten Kurs der neuen ÖVP-FPÖ-Regierung.

Minderjährige bei der Bundeswehr

Stefan Steele, 16. Januar 2018

Bei ihrer Rückkehr zu einer aggressiven Außen- und Großmachtpolitik greift die herrschende Klasse in Deutschland zu immer skrupelloseren Maßnahmen. Diese schließen nunmehr auch die massenweise Rekrutierung von Minderjährigen für den Armeedienst ein.

New in Indonesian

Surat terbuka untuk Google: Berhentikan penyensoran Internet! Berhentikan blacklisting politik terhadap World Socialist Web Site!

16 January 2018

Google memanipulasi mesin pencariannya untuk membatasi kesadaran umum dan akses ke situs internet sosialis, anti-perang dan golongan-golongan kiri.

New in Norwegian

Masseprotester mot arbeidsledighet ryster det tunisiske regimet

Alex Lantier, 15 January 2018

Protester mot arbeidsledighet og nedskjæringsbudsjettet for 2018 i industrielle kjerneområder i det sørlige Tunisia sprer seg nå til hele landet.

Washington forbereder utplassering av «anvendelige» atomvåpen

Bill Van Auken, 15 January 2018

En politisk gjennomgang som skal bekjentgjøres senere denne måneden krever utvikling av nye små atomvåpen til bruk mot Russland.

«Det haster; det må heves stemmer!»
Dokumentarfilmskaperen John Pilgers støtteerklæring for nett-seminaret «Organisering av motstand mot Internett-sensur» den 17. januar kl: 01:00 (norsk tid)

15 January 2018

Denne utsagnet ble sendt av den prisbelønte journalisten og dokumentaristen til støtte for nett-diskusjonen med Chris Hedges og David North.

Tyske konservative og sosialdemokrater forbereder dannelsen av en ytre-høyre regjering

Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2018

Det er krise i regjeringsdannelsen fordi Den kristeligdemokratiske union, Den kristelig sosiale union og sosialdemokratene forbereder et skarpt skifte til høyre, som ikke har noe støtte i befolkningen.

New in Persian

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.

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Perspective

Hawaii’s “false alarm” and the advanced preparations for war against North Korea

16 January 2018

The terror unleashed upon the population of Hawaii cannot be understood outside of the myriad exercises being conducted by the Pentagon in preparation for an invasion of North Korea.

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WSWS Online Webinar

Watch the WSWS’s video livestream: “Organizing resistence to Internet censorship”

Tomorrow, 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. Watch at endcensorship.org

Statement by Julian Assange opposing Internet censorship will be read at WSWS “Organizing Resistance” Webinar

16 January 2018

The webinar featuring David North and Chris Hedges will be broadcast live on January 16 at 7:00 pm EST.

Freedom for Julian Assange!

“The matter is urgent; voices must be raised!”
Documentarian John Pilger issues statement of support for January 16 webinar, “Organizing resistance to Internet censorship”

11 January 2018

This statement was sent by the award-winning journalist and documentarian in support of the online discussion featuring Chris Hedges and David North.

Facebook blocks sharing of WSWS anti-censorship video

By Eric London, 15 January 2018

Facebook announces major plan to censor news content

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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

#MeToo allegations against 95-year-old Marvel comics legend Stan Lee backfire

By Laura Tiernan, 16 January 2018

Allegations of sexual harassment against the creator of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four have met with widespread public derision.

Washington Post columnist goes after Woody Allen’s “lechery”

France’s Socialist Party attacks Catherine Deneuve for opposing #MeToo witch-hunt

French artists rebuff #MeToo witch-hunt

Martin Luther King Day marked with an open racist in the White House

By Fred Mazelis, 16 January 2018

The advent of Trump exposes the reality beneath the hypocritical official tributes to the slain civil rights leader.

Trump’s racist diatribe against “shithole countries” exposes bipartisan conspiracy against immigrants

The missile alert in Hawaii
Thirty-eight minutes of chaos

By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2018

Thousands march to mark anniversary of Ben Ali’s overthrow in Tunisia

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 January 2018

For new elections and a socialist offensive against the grand coalition in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 15 January 2018

Workers Struggles

The merger of Germany’s Thyssen with Tata Steel
Vote “No” on union-backed steel contract! Defend all jobs!

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 January 2018

The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei calls upon steelworkers at ThyssenKrupp to reject the contract negotiated by the IG Metall trade union and to take measures to prepare a struggle to defend all jobs.

Mexican auto parts workers set to strike if wage demand is not met
Workers Struggles: The Americas

16 January 2018

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

German industrial workers continue strikes

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 January 2018

160,000 industrial workers strike in Germany

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25 years ago: Bill Clinton sworn in as 42nd US president

A founding figure of the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council, Clinton’s aim was to adapt the Democratic Party to the policies of austerity and war put forth by the Republicans.

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50 years ago: Britain to withdraw from east of Suez

On January 16, 1968, Britain announced plans to withdraw all its military forces stationed east of the Suez Canal by the end of 1972.

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75 years ago: Soviets establish land corridor to the besieged city of Leningrad

On January 18, 1943, as part of an offensive against the German military, the Red Army’s 372nd Rifle Division and 123rd Rifle Brigade established a land corridor that would provide some relief to the starving population of Leningrad.

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100 years ago: Bolsheviks dissolve Constituent Assembly in Russia

On January 19, the Russian Constituent Assembly, elected the previous November 25, convened in Petrograd. It was dissolved the same day by order of the Bolshevik-dominated Soviet Central Executive Committee.

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NHS Fightback

Virgin Care and other private companies seize another £3.1 billion of NHS assets

By Ajanta Silva, 15 January 2018

By running down National Health Service-run provision across the country, the Tories have opened up new avenues for private companies to cherry pick lucrative areas.

Featured Video

"Capitalism puts a price tag on everything, including lives."

Death and destruction in Puerto Rico

On-the-spot interviews from Caguas, Puerto Rico, where more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria residents lack access to electricity and water, leading to the death of a dialysis patient.

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

The deadly impact of Hurricane María extends to US hospitals
Power outages set off IV bag shortages

Mehring Books

New publication by Mehring Books (UK)
The falsification of David King’s work

12 January 2018

Mehring Books has produced a new pamphlet to memorialise David King, who devoted his extraordinary artistic gifts to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath.

Arts Review

Diego Rivera in the Soviet Union: An exhibition in Mexico City

By Alex González, 12 January 2018

The policies and atmosphere of the second Gilded Age
Metropolitan Museum of Art implements mandatory admission charge for non-New Yorkers

By Fred Mazelis, 11 January 2018

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

By Fred Mazelis, 10 January 2018

Book Review

The crisis of dental care under American capitalism

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, exposes the reality of poor dental health and lack of dental care endured by the working class and poor in the US.

The tragic and needless death of Deamonte Driver, a victim of dental disease

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

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.

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

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

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

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