160,000 industrial workers strike in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 11 January 2018

Amid widespread anger over social inequality and corporate job-cutting, there is a growing determination to fight for improvements in wages and working conditions.

Workers must demand new elections in Germany!

Mass protests against austerity, unemployment shake Tunisia

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

"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 Hurrican Maria residents lack access to electricity and water, leading to the death of a dialysis patient.

Democrats bray for immigration deal with Trump as judge halts DACA rescission

By Niles Niemuth, 11 January 2018

The first year of the Trump administration starkly illustrates the fact that neither the courts nor the Democratic Party can be trusted to protect immigrants.

El Salvador’s government bows to Washington over threat to deport 262,000

By Andrea Lobo, 11 January 2018

In response to the threat of mass deportations, the Salvadoran FMLN government has sought to curry favor with the Trump administration.

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

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

Death toll in Southern California mudslides rises to 17

By Dan Conway, 11 January 2018

Rescuers continued to search for survivors in the upscale community of Montecito, California Wednesday after rivers of mud and debris had raged through the area a day earlier.

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

UK: Cabinet reshuffle leaves May’s government impotent and divided

By Chris Marsden, 11 January 2018

The crisis in the Tory party over Britain’s exit from the European Union is behind a renewed offensive to shape the Labour Party as the leadership of a pro-Remain government.

Upturn in global economy will not last, says World Bank

By Nick Beams, 11 January 2018

The bank warned of “particularly worrying” longer-term risks associated with “subdued productivity and potential growth.”

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

US Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Mississippi’s discriminatory “religious freedom” law

By Matthew Taylor and Ed Hightower, 11 January 2018

The effect of the Supreme Court’s inaction is to encourage blatant discrimination against LGBT persons and all except Biblical literalists.

Rental costs rising beyond reach in Nashville

By Warren Duzak, 11 January 2018

Hedge funds and other big investors are transforming private homes into rental properties, driving housing costs beyond the reach of working class and lower-middle class families.

Australian minister lashes out at China over Pacific aid

By Peter Symonds, 11 January 2018

Fierravanti-Wells declared that China was “duchessing” politicians in the Pacific, lending funds on unfavourable terms and financing worthless construction projects.

Prolonged fall in average Australian living standards

By Mike Head, 11 January 2018

The ever-greater gap between the fortunes of the wealthy and the deteriorating circumstances of working class families is escalating class tensions.

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 Spanish

¡Los trabajadores tienen que demandar nuevas elecciones en Alemania!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 11 enero 2018

A espaldas de la población, la clase gobernante está tomando pasos hacia instalar el Gobierno más derechista de Alemania desde la caída del Tercer Reich de Hitler.

El Presidente del Gobierno Rajoy intenta impedir que los nacionalistas catalanes formen gobierno

Por Alejandro López y Paul Mitchell, 11 enero 2018

El Tribunal Supremo está planeando emitir órdenes en contra de otras 11 personas vinculadas al gobierno catalán depuesto por su papel en la organización del referendum independentista el pasado octubre.

Los demócratas se acobardan cuando Trump promete ataques antiinmigrantes en una reunión en la Casa Blanca

Por Eric London, 11 enero 2018

Un patético espectáculo se dio en Washington ayer, cuando el Partido Demócrata y el presidente Donald Trump sentaron las bases para un intenso ataque contra los inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos.

New in French

Une centaine d'artistes françaises réfutent la chasse aux sorcières #MeToo

Linda Tenenbaum, 11 janvier 2018

La décision des signataires de ce texte de prendre position contre #MeToo et d'autres campagnes réactionnaires de ce genre est un acte de courage politique.

Les travailleurs de Ford en Roumanie doivent lancer un appel international!

le Bulletin d'information des travailleurs de l'automobile du WSWS, 11 janvier 2018

Le succès de la lutte des travailleurs de Craiova sera déterminé par leur capacité à préserver leur indépendance à l'égard des syndicats et des partis bourgeois, et par leur capacité à briser l'isolation de leur grève et à créer des liens avec leurs camarades travailleurs chez Ford à l'international.

Et le prix Golden Globe va à... la chasse aux sorcières!

Trévon Austin et David Walsh, 11 janvier 2018

La cérémonie de remise des Golden Globes de cette année, organisée par la Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a été un spectacle d’égocentrisme et d’apitoiement sur soi.

New in German

Politische Fragen im Tarifkampf der Metall- und Elektroindustrie

Peter Schwarz, 11. Januar 2018

In den vergangenen drei Tagen haben sich rund 160.000 Beschäftigte der Metall- und Elektroindustrie an Warnstreiks beteiligt, zu denen die IG Metall aufgerufen hat.

Warnstreiks in der Metallindustrie – Stimmen von Arbeitern
„Eigentlich bräuchten wir einen Generalstreik“

unseren Korrespondenten, 11. Januar 2018

Seit Jahren verschlechtern sich die Arbeitsbedingungen für Millionen Beschäftigte in der Metall- und Elektroindustrie immer weiter.

Massenproteste gegen Kürzungen und Arbeitslosigkeit in Tunesien

Bill Van Auken, 11. Januar 2018

Nach den Unruhen im Iran gehen nun die Unterdrückten in Tunesien auf die Straße. Weltweit bahnt sich ein Aufschwung des Klassenkampfs an.

Paracelusus- Kliniken melden Insolvenz an

Markus Salzmann, 11. Januar 2018

Wenige Tage vor Weihnachten meldete der private Klinikbetreiber Paracelsus aus Osnabrück Insolvenz in Eigenregie an.

PSA-Konzern zerstört Arbeitsplätze mit Hilfe der Gewerkschaften

Alex Lantier, 11. Januar 2018

PSA Peugeot-Citroën baut in Frankreich und ganz Europa Stellen ab. Im eigenen Land benutzt er dazu die Möglichkeiten, die ihm Präsident Emmanuel Macrons Arbeitsmarktdekrete einräumen.

Other Languages


Freedom for Julian Assange!

11 January 2018

The “untenable” conditions under which the WikiLeaks founder remains confined are the product of an unrelenting drive by the US and British governments to punish him for exposing the crimes of imperialism.

Earlier Perspectives »

WSWS Online Webinar

“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.

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


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

By Alex Lantier, 11 January 2018

The courageous column published by 100 women in Le Monde criticizing the #MeToo campaign has provoked a venomous response from the French state machine.

French artists rebuff #MeToo witch-hunt

“Sexual misconduct” witch-hunt targets conductor Charles Dutoit, director Max Stafford-Clarke and actor Ed Westwick

By Paul Bond, 11 January 2018

Just before Christmas, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it had cancelled appearances by its artistic director, 81-year-old conductor Charles Dutoit.

And the Golden Globe award goes to … Witch hunting!

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.

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

Twitter censors German satirical magazine

By Johannes Stern, 10 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

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

Arts Review

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

The new policy embodies what one critic called “the continual degrading and privatizing of public space.”

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.

Workers Struggles

French automaker PSA colludes with unions to prepare mass job cuts

By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2018

Macron turns France’s labor decrees on auto workers

India: Bus strike cripples Tamil Nadu transport services

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 January 2018

Striking Tamil Nadu bus workers speak out

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

By Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 4 January 2018

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

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

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

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

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?

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the International Amazon Workers Voice on Facebook

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 »