12 March 2018

After nine-day West Virginia strike
Demands for teacher strike action expand across the US

By Nancy Hanover, 12 March 2018

Educators in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are organizing protests and strikes on social media to oppose years of concessions and budget cuts.

Movement for teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Jersey and Arizona
Spreading wave of working class unrest in the US follows West Virginia teachers strike

As teacher struggles spread, unions redouble effort to suppress class struggle

Nearly 30,000 Los Angeles School District support staff to vote for strike authorization

Jersey City teachers poised to strike

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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California: 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses authorize strike

By Brian Dixon, 12 March 2018

The not-for-profit organization gained net income of $3.6 billion in 2017, but uses none of these fund to address the issues driving nurses to authorise a strike.

Hospital workers protest layoffs in Michigan

On eve of Pennsylvania vote
Trump, Democrats race to the right

By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2018

Trump made fascistic remarks at a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, while Democrats attacked him from the right, on both trade and policy towards North Korea.

US-North Korean talks still a tentative prospect

Trump accepts North Korean offer of talks, on US terms

Trump calls for execution of drug dealers at Pennsylvania rally

By Nick Barrickman, 12 March 2018

Despite recommendations from a bipartisan commission established last March, the Trump administration has failed to address the social devastation responsible for the crisis.

Unifor shuts down ZF-TRW auto parts strike in Windsor, Canada

By Carl Bronski, 12 March 2018

The brief walkout halted production Saturday at the giant Fiat Chrysler Canada Windsor Assembly Plant, but the union pushed through the same wage terms already rejected by a 62 percent margin.

Fiat-Chrysler minivan plant impacted
Windsor auto parts workers defy Unifor and strike

Connecticut jury acquits Yale student in campus sexual assault case

By Eric London, 12 March 2018

Twenty-five-year-old Saifullah Khan’s attorney said the defense team used the case to challenge “the outer limits of the #MeToo movement,” which is “a form of mass hysteria.”

France’s fascist National Front congress sets out “to take power”

By Francis Dubois, 12 March 2018

The weekend congress of the National Front set out to deepen the neo-fascist party’s integration into official politics in France and internationally.

Trump administration approves punitive work requirements for Arkansas Medicaid program

By Shelley Connor, 12 March 2018

Arkansas’ new eligibility requirements, scheduled to begin on June 1, are some of the strictest since CMS began granting waivers this year.

Cluster of 125 people infected with HIV and syphilis discovered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By Benjamin Mateus, 12 March 2018

While health advocates have called the outbreak an epidemic requiring immediate attention, city officials have been slow to respond to the situation.

Nissan layoffs impact 550 workers at Cuernavaca, Mexico assembly plant

By Alex González, 12 March 2018

The layoffs will have a ripple effect through the area, affecting the region’s production of tires, auto parts, and transportation of finished cars.

Confusion over US tariff exemptions

By Nick Beams, 12 March 2018

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer could give his EU and Japanese counterparts no indication of the criteria for gaining an exemption.

Trade disputes further erode Turkish-US-relations

By Halil Celik, 12 March 2018

New US tariffs threaten the economy of Turkey, whose steel exports to the US were worth $1.2 billion last year, while aluminum exports reached $78.5 million.

Increase in social deprivation hits tens of thousands of children in UK

By Liz Smith, 12 March 2018

That so many are in poverty is a result of the unions’ refusal to oppose successive governments’ austerity and pay freeze agendas.

Britain: 15,000 jobs in retail and leisure under threat, as jobs go throughout economy

UK “gig economy” worker’s death tied to no sick pay, no sick leave

Sleeping rough in the UK: “I never expected to be on the streets”

UK motorists sue Volkswagen over diesel emissions fraud

By Stephen Alexander, 12 March 2018

An estimated 40,000 premature deaths occur in the UK every year due to air pollution, amounting to a staggering £20 billion in public health costs.

Kenyan universities petition court to declare lecturers strike illegal

By Eddie Haywood, 12 March 2018

At the heart of the walkout are lecturers’ low salaries and overall deteriorating conditions of the Kenyan public university system.

New Zealand’s “Pacific reset” aims to reassert imperialist dominance

By Tom Peters, 12 March 2018

Prime Minister Ardern’s government has outlined a strategy to reassert neo-colonial hegemony over the South Pacific and push back Chinese influence.

Rising anger over aid delays in Papua New Guinea’s catastrophic quake disaster

By John Roberts, 12 March 2018

The humanitarian crisis resulting from the earthquake exposes the inadequate response of the PNG and Australian governments.

Vote “no” in the postal ballot!
Australia: Rail authorities, unions push sellout deal in NSW train dispute

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 March 2018

The agreement provides for continuous pro-business restructuring, job cuts and the elimination of working conditions.

New in Turkish

Google’ın ordu ile ittifakı: Egemen sınıf ABD’deki toplumsal huzursuzluğa yanıt veriyor

Andre Damon, 12 Mart 2018

Dev internet ve iletişim şirketleri ile devletin baskı aygıtları arasındaki çok yakın ilişki gözler önüne serildi.

Afrin istilasında ölü sayısı artarken AKP hükümeti muhalefete baskıyı arttırıyor

Halil Celik, 12 Mart 2018

Büyüyen yoksulluğa yönelik halk öfkesiyle birlikte Afrin istilasındaki ölü sayısı artarken, AKP hükümeti polis devleti baskısını daha da tırmandırıyor.

Dünya Emekçi Kadınlar Günü'nde işçi sınıfı kadınlarının durumu

Kate Randall, 12 Mart 2018

Kadın hakları uğruna mücadele, sınıf mücadelesi alanında çözülmesi gereken toplumsal bir sorundur.

Genç Karl Marx’ın yönetmeni Raoul Peck ile söyleşi

Fred Mazelis, 12 Mart 2018

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin (WSWS), Genç Karl Marx filminin yönetmeni Raoul Peck ile kısa süre önce yaptığı röportaj.

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Le Pen remet le cap sur le pouvoir au congrès du FN à Lille

Francis Dubois, 12 mars 2018

La visite de Steve Bannon au congrès à Lille marque une tentative d'approfondir l'intégration du Front national à la politique officielle en France et à l'international.

Alliance de Google avec l’armée : la classe dirigeante répond aux troubles sociaux en Amérique !

Andre Damon, 12 mars 2018

L’aveu de Google selon lequel il aide et encourage le programme d’assassinat illégal de l’armée américaine illustre la sinistre alliance des monopoles technologiques avec l’appareil répressif de l’État.

Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Jersey et Arizona : les grèves d’enseignants se propagent
Une vague d’agitation de la classe ouvrière aux États-Unis suit la grève des enseignants en Virginie occidentale

Will Morrow, 12 mars 2018

La classe dirigeante et les syndicats cherchent désespérément à contrôler l’opposition sociale et à empêcher que les demandes de débrayages de ne se développent vers une grève générale.

Allemagne : les nouveaux ministres sociaux-démocrates

Peter Schwarz, 12 mars 2018

Le SPD jouera un rôle clé dans le nouveau gouvernement suite au vote d’approbation par deux tiers du parti de l’accord de gouvernement de coalition de droite.

New in German

Das Bündnis zwischen Google und Militär: Eine Reaktion der herrschenden Klasse auf den sozialen Unmut in den USA

Andre Damon, 12. März 2018

Google unterstützt die illegalen Morde des US-Militärs: ein unheilvolles Bündnis zwischen Technologiemonopolen und staatlichem Repressionsapparat.

Horst Seehofer kündigt Überwachung, Polizeistaat und Massendeportationen an

Christoph Vandreier, 12. März 2018

Seehofers aggressiver Ton und seine weitreichenden Pläne machen deutlich, dass sich die Große Koalition auf die brutale Unterdrückung jedweder Opposition gegen ihre Politik des Militarismus und der Sozialkürzungen vorbereitet.

Trumps Einfuhrzölle: Amerikas „Verbündete“ drängen auf Ausnahmen

Nick Beams, 12. März 2018

Die Europäische Union „zählt darauf“, von Trumps Einfuhrzöllen ausgenommen zu werden, könnte aber bestenfalls eine Galgenfrist bekommen.

Putins Rede zur Lage der Nation unterstreicht Krise der russischen Oligarchie

Clara Weiss, 12. März 2018

Vom US-Imperialismus bedroht und von der Wirtschaftskrise gebeutelt, befindet sich der russische Staat in einer historischen Sackgasse.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung auf AfD-Kurs

Marianne Arens, 12. März 2018

Die Neue Zürcher Zeitung wandelt sich vom marktliberalen und konservativen Organ der Schweizer Bourgeoisie mehr und mehr zu einem rechtspopulistischen Hetzblatt.

New in Spanish

La alianza de Google con los militares: la burguesía responde al descontento social en EUA

Por Andre Damon, 12 marzo 2018

La admisión de Google de ayudar e impulsar el programa ilegal de asesinatos del ejército estadounidense ejemplifica la alianza de los monopolios tecnológicos con el aparato represivo del Estado.

Docentes reclaman huelgas en Oklahoma, Kentucky, Nueva Jersey y Arizona
La huelga de docentes de West Virginia ha hecho eco produciendo conmoción en la clase trabajadora de EUA

Por Will Morrow, 12 marzo 2018

La clase dominante y los sindicatos están buscando desesperadamente controlar la oposición social e impedir que se desarrollen nuevos llamados de huelgas con el potencial de una huelga general.

Cincuenta años desde el informe de la Comisión Kerner
Los disturbios urbanos de los sesenta y la reconstrucción de la ideología racial en EUA

Por Tom Mackaman, 12 marzo 2018

Pese a documentar las condiciones devastadores en las ciudades estadounidenses, el reporte hizo la fraudulenta conclusión de que las razas y no las clases representan la división básica de la sociedad estadounidense.

El Departamento de Justicia presenta una demanda contra las leyes "santuario" de California

Por Patrick Martin, 12 marzo 2018

El fiscal general de EUA, Jefferson Sessions, viajó a Sacramento a pronunciar un ataque vitriólico contra los inmigrantes.

Crisis de salud mental desciende sobre la clase trabajadora de Puerto Rico

Por Ali Abu Elhassan, 12 marzo 2018

Los suicidios han aumentado un 30 por ciento en la isla desde que el huracán María atravesó la isla hace seis meses.

México: el país más peligroso para los periodistas después de las zonas de guerra

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 12 marzo 2018

El número creciente de desaparecidos y de asesinatos selectivos de periodistas han hecho de México el país más peligroso para la prensa fuera de las zonas de guerra.

Planta de minivanes Fiat-Chrysler afectada
Los trabajadores de autopartes de Windsor desafían a Unifor y se declaran en huelga

Por Carl Bronski y Shannon Jones, 12 marzo 2018

Los trabajadores de ZF-TRW se oponen a décadas de concesiones impuestas con el apoyo de los sindicatos que han erosionado los niveles de vida y las condiciones de trabajo.

Los Demócratas de la CIA: segunda parte

Por Patrick Martin, 12 marzo 2018

Muchos exempleados militares y de la CIA presentan sus candidaturas al Congreso en 2018 por el Partido Demócrata.

New in Farsi

برای یک ائتلاف بین المللی جهت مبارزه با سانسور اینترنت

۳ بهمن ۱۳۹۶

نامه سرگشاده از طرف هیئت مدیره بین الملللی تار نمای جهانی سوسیالیست به تارنما های سوسیالیست، ضد جنگ، چپ و پیشرو، سازمان ها و فعالان

New in Arabic

الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس

٢ كانون الثاني يناير ٢٠١٨

يصادف هذا العام الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس ، منشئ المفهوم المادي للتاريخ ومؤلف رأس المال، ومؤسس الحركة الاشتراكية الثورية الحديثة بالتعاون مع فريدريك انجلز.

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West Virginia, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

12 March 2018

The widespread use of social media by the West Virginia teachers and the growth of the class struggle internationally make clear why the US government and Silicon Valley tech giants want to censor the Internet.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The CIA Democrats: Part one

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018

This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.

The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

By Richard Hoffman, 7 March 2018

The New York Times procures salacious details of “gray-zone sex”

Arts Review

Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya: Confessions of a media pariah

By Carlos Delgado, 12 March 2018

The film depicts the life and times of Tonya Harding, the former Olympic figure skater who became the center of a media firestorm after the assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

Berlin film festival: SPD cabinet minister promotes #MeToo campaign

By Katerina Selin, 10 March 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin: A fatally ill-conceived “black comedy”

By David Walsh, 9 March 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung

12 March 2018

The following letter was sent by the IYSSE to the editors of the German daily Tageszeitung, after it published a defence of right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski and defamed his critics.

The West Virginia Teachers Strike

Watch: WSWS Labor Editor Jerry White speaks on lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

White discussed the strike on The Robust Opposition with Lauren Steiner.

Jacobin, International Socialist Organization claim “victory” in West Virginia teachers sellout

By Eric London, 9 March 2018

Watch: IYSSE member addresses rally in West Virginia

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25 years ago: Italian political corruption scandal spreads

On March 16, 1993, the third head of a major Italian party stepped down amidst a spreading corruption scandal that shook the entire political order.

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50 years ago: Worldwide panic in gold markets

On March 15, 1968, Britain closed its London gold market following a week of panic buying that threatened to destroy the $35-per-ounce gold standard.

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75 years ago: Imperialists contest over French Guiana

On March 16, 1943, demonstrations erupted against the Vichyite administration in the colony of French Guiana.

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100 years ago: Soviet Congress meets over Brest-Litovsk Treaty

On March 14, 1918, an extraordinary Fourth All-Russia Congress of Soviets was convened in Moscow for the purpose of ratifying the Brest-Litovsk Treaty ending Russian participation in World War I.

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Mehring Books

Now available on Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution? Volume II: Toward Workers’ Power and World Socialist Revolution

The second volume includes the final four lectures in the ICFI lecture series, tracing the course of the revolution from the July Days through the conquest of power by the working class under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party in October.


Google’s alliance with the military: The ruling class responds to social unrest in America

By Andre Damon, 10 March 2018

The condition of working-class women on International Women’s Day

By Kate Randall, 9 March 2018

Anger mounts over video of police beating unarmed man in North Carolina

By Alec Andersen, 9 March 2018

Mental health crisis descends on Puerto Rico’s working class

By Ali Abu Elhassan, 9 March 2018

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

Foreign “meddling” in elections—Yankee imperialist style

A reply to a proponent of “Iranian Islamic socialism”
The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

Workers Struggles

“If we all band together, there’s no fight we can’t win.”
Striking West Virginia telecom workers call for unified struggle

As teacher walkouts spread across the country, Frontier telecommunication workers in West Virginia continue to strike for job security and health care.

As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
Striking West Virginia Frontier telecom workers speak out

West Virginia telecommunications workers continue strike, support teachers

“The issues we are facing are not just related to university teachers, but affect the entire working class”
An interview with a striking York University contract faculty member

Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Sinhala racist violence against Muslim community in Sri Lanka

By the Socialist Equality Party, 10 March 2018


Fifty years since the Kerner Commission report
The urban riots of the 1960s and the remaking of American racial ideology

By Tom Mackaman, 5 March 2018

Mehring Books

Death on the Picket Line, the story of John McCoy
Book traces history of West Virginia miners’ struggles

2 March 2018

West Virginia teachers and their supporters will find in this work an important resource for gaining insight into the broader issues they face.

The Heritage We Defend and other important books by David North and the ICFI published in Turkish

By Halil Celik, 20 January 2018

In a country where the working class and socialist movement in general has been dominated by Stalinism, Maoism and petty-bourgeois nationalist tendencies for decades, these books are of prime importance in developing socialist consciousness among workers and youth.

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.

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.

WSWS/SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Opposition grows among students and youth 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

The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

WSWS Chairperson David North interviewed on Chris Hedges’ “On Contact”

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New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the WSWS perspective article, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle”. This article by WSWS International Editorial Board chairperson, David North, was first published on January 3, 2018.

Autoworkers Struggles

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

Right-wing media launch witch-hunt against Grenfell activist Joe Delaney

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 28 February 2018

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

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Featured Interview

An interview with David North
Socialism or Barbarism: Reflections on Global Disorder

6 February 2018

In October 2017, David North delivered a lecture on the centenary of the October Revolution at St. Andrews College in Scotland. Prior to the lecture, he was interviewed by Adam Stromme, the editor in chief of the St Andrews Economist, the official publication of the St Andrews Economics Society.