13 April 2018

Momentum builds toward US-led strike on Syria

By James Cogan, 13 April 2018

The US secretary of state nominee, CIA head Mike Pompeo, left no doubt yesterday that the Putin regime in Russia is the main target behind the war crisis in the Middle East.

Opposing forces mobilise for war in Syria

British cabinet agrees on “action” against Syria, bypassing Parliament

By Julie Hyland, 13 April 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May convened her senior ministers with the express purpose of signing off on a major escalation in the seven-year US-led war for regime change in Syria.

UN agency fails to substantiate claims of Russian use of “military grade nerve agent” in Skripal poisoning

By Julie Hyland, 13 April 2018

Macron threatens Syria, pledges to make no concessions to French workers

By Alex Lantier, 13 April 2018

Macron baldly announced he plans to launch unprovoked military attacks against Syria and that he would act with contempt for public opinion and the growing strike movement.

German government supports possible attack on Syria

By Johannes Stern, 13 April 2018

The German government supports the launching of an illegal war of aggression, which could trigger a confrontation between the nuclear powers.

German government supports war preparations against Syria

Escalation of Syria war sends economic and strategic shockwaves across region

By Jordan Shilton, 13 April 2018

The Russian, Turkish and Iranian economies are coming under pressure amid the growing war danger, while Israel is preparing for a wider regional conflict.

Trump signs executive order attacking US social programs

By Matthew Taylor, 13 April 2018

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday requiring his cabinet to target for destruction any social programs that do not have work requirements.

World economy in danger of being “torn apart”

By Nick Beams, 13 April 2018

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that as a result of easy financial conditions, global debt—public and private—has reached an all-time high of $164 trillion.

Algeria military plane crash kills 257

By Eddie Haywood, 13 April 2018

The crash shortly after take-off was the deadliest in the history of the country.

German public service strikers fear sell-out

By Marianne Arens, 13 April 2018

Public sector workers are demanding real change. However, many fear a sell-out by their union, Verdi.

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

Germany: Grand coalition starts national armament programme

By Johannes Stern, 13 April 2018

Barely in office, Germany’s grand coalition government has commenced its programme of massive rearmament as laid down in its coalition agreement.

New pro-EU party planned to oppose Corbyn and Labour

By Julie Hyland, 13 April 2018

The project intends to “borrow” ideas from “both left and right,” promoting divisive identity politics—based on race, gender and sexual orientation—while championing “wealth creation and tighter immigration controls.”

Australian media stokes fears of Chinese military base in Vanuatu

By John Braddock, 13 April 2018

The escalating propaganda war is another sign of deepening tensions across the Asia Pacific that threaten to embroil the entire region into a major war.

Québec Solidaire courts and flatters Aussant even as he rejoins Parti Québécois

By Louis Girard, 13 April 2018

Québec Solidaire seeks to channel growing working class opposition to austerity and war behind the big business PQ and pro-capitalist union apparatuses.

New in Turkish

ABD, Britanya ve Fransa Suriye’ye saldırıya hazırlanıyor

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin Yayın Kurulu, 13 Nisan 2018

ABD ve Avrupalı hükümetler, yağmacı savaş hedeflerini haklı göstermek için hiçbir sınır tanımaksızın yalan söylüyor ve medya, en akıl almaz açıklamaları sorgulamaksızın yayıyor.

Fransa ile Britanya ABD’nin Suriye’deki başlıca askeri ortağı olmak için kavga ediyor

Chris Marsden, 13 Nisan 2018

Fransa, ABD’nin yanında Suriye’ye karşı, Rusya ile doğrudan bir çatışma tehlikesi oluşturan askeri eylem hazırlığında Avrupalılar arasında başrolü oynuyor.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y Francia preparan una ofensiva contra Siria

Declaración del Consejo Editorial del World Socialist Web Site, 13 abril 2018

Las potencias imperialistas, basándose en acusaciones fraudulentas, se encuentran al borde de incurrir otro baño de sangre en Oriente Próximo.

Fuerzas enemigas se movilizan para la guerra en Siria

Por James Cogan, 13 abril 2018

Los peligros enormes y de gran alcance para los derechos democráticos planteados por las medidas de censura de Facebook fueron aclamados unánimemente por todos los congresistas demócratas.

España: el creciente enojo entre los trabajadores de Amazon expone las declaraciones de “victoria” tras la huelga de marzo

Por Alejandro López, 13 abril 2018

Los sindicatos no quieren convocar una huelga por tiempo indeterminado ni apelar a los trabajadores de España y de Europa porque temen que una confrontación así se gane un amplio apoyo popular.

Los medios de información estadounidenses exigen un ataque a gran escala contra Siria

Por James Cogan, 13 abril 2018

El New York Times y el Washington Post le han enviado un mensaje claro a Trump, que un ataque limitado será denunciado como peor que inútil.

El expresidente de Brasil Lula se entrega a la policía después de fallo de la Corte Suprema

Por Miguel Andrade, 13 abril 2018

La oficina del fiscal general brasileño exigió su arresto inmediato por temor a que "manipulara a las masas" y destabalize el país.

Los candidatos al Congreso del Partido Socialisita por la Igualdad inician sus reunions en San Diego y Berkeley

Por Evan Blake, 13 abril 2018

Los candidatos del PSI en las elecciones de medio término en California se pronunciaron discutieron la crisis que enfrentan los trabajadores y los inmigrantes.

New in French

Macron menace la Syrie, droit dans ses bottes contres les grèves en France

Alexandre Lantier, 13 avril 2018

Il a annoncé son intention de lancer des frappes agressives contre la Syrie et de fouler aux pieds l’opinion, qui sympathise de plus en plus avec les grèves contre l’austérité.

Les États-Unis, la Grande-Bretagne et la France préparent un assaut contre la Syrie

le comité de rédaction du World Socialist Web Site, 13 avril 2018

Sur la base d'allégations frauduleuses, les puissances impérialistes sont sur le point de lancer un autre bain de sang au Moyen-Orient.

Manif du 14 avril: Mélenchon tend un piège à l’opposition à Macron

Anthony Torres, 13 avril 2018

La France insoumise essaie de capter les jeunes qui se radicalisent dans un mouvement nationaliste de soutien à une alternative au gouvernement Macron.

La grève menacée en Oklahoma: les enseignants de l’Arizona et du Kentucky veulent eux aussi déclencher la grève

Jerry White, 13 avril 2018

Les enseignants de base ont pris les médias sociaux pour dénoncer l’Association d’Éducation de l’Oklahoma (OEA) pour avoir essayé de réduire la portée de leurs revendications et mettre fin à la grève.

Complicité silencieuse de la pseudo-gauche dans la campagne belliqueuse contre la Syrie et la Russie

Tom Hall, 13 avril 2018

Les principales publications de la pseudo-gauche telles Jacobin et Socialist Worker n’ont rien publié tant sur la guerre impérialiste que sur l’accès à l’Internet coupé de Julian Assange.

New in German

USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich bereiten Angriff auf Syrien vor

der Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site, 13. April 2018

Die imperialistischen Mächte stehen kurz davor, auf der Grundlage betrügerischer Vorwürfe ein weiteres Blutbad im Nahen Osten anzurichten.

Bundesregierung unterstützt möglichen Militärschlag gegen Syrien

Johannes Stern, 13. April 2018

Die deutsche Regierung unterstützt die Vorbereitung eines völkerrechtswidrigen Angriffskriegs, der eine Konfrontation zwischen den Nuklearmächten auslösen könnte.

Deutsch-amerikanische Spannungen über Nord Stream Pipeline

Clara Weiss, 13. April 2018

Die USA drohen mit Sanktionen, um die Gas-Pipeline aus Russland durch die Ostsee zu behindern und den Bau der Anschlusspipelines zu stoppen.

Wie weiter im Streik des öffentlichen Dienstes?

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 13. April 2018

Die Gewerkschaft Verdi setzt alles daran, bis Dienstag einen miesen Deal mit den Arbeitgebern zu präsentieren und die Streiks abzuwürgen.

Gewerkschaften drohen den Lehrerstreik in Oklahoma zu ersticken

Jerry White, 13. April 2018

Die Lehrer brachten ihre Wut über die Gewerkschaft Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) in den Sozialen Medien zum Ausdruck. Die OEA setzt die Lehrer unter Druck, damit diese ihre Forderungen mäßigen und den Streik beenden.

Regierungskrise und Proteste in Tschechien

Markus Salzmann, 13. April 2018

Am Montag kam es in über einem Dutzend Städten der Tschechischen Republik zu Demonstrationen gegen Premierminister Andrej Babis.

New in Russian

Молчаливое соучастие псевдо-левых в войне против Сирии и России

Том Холл, 12 апреля 2018 г.

Ведущие издания псевдо-левых, включая Jacobin и Socialist Worker, ничего не пишут о нагнетании угрозы империалистической войны или о блокировке доступа в Интернет Джулиану Ассанжу.

New in Norwegian

Den internasjonale betydningen av Marsjér-for-våre-liv-demonstrasjonene

Eric London, 11 April 2018

Massedemonstrasjonene i hjertet av verdensimperialismen peker på intensiveringen av sosiale spenninger og klassekampen over hele verden.

«Jeg er motivert for å gjøre den forandringen for våre kommende generasjoner»
Elever, ungdom uttaler seg om krig, ulikhet ved Marsjér-for-våre-liv-demonstrasjonen i Washington DC

11 April 2018

Videregåendeelever og annen ungdom som deltok i demonstrasjonen hadde langt mer på hjertet enn våpenkontroll og midtperiodevalgene – sakene fremmet av media og Det demokratiske partiet.

SGP - Det sosialistiske likestillingspartiet i Tyskland krever umiddelbar løslatelse av Carles Puigdemont

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 11 April 2018

De tyske myndighetenes arrestasjon av Puigdemont er en vilkårlig rettshandling karakteristisk for et autoritært regime.

Avsatt katalansk premier Carles Puigdemont arrestert i Tyskland

Alejandro López, 11 April 2018

Beslutningen om å arrestere Puigdemont i Tyskland, der kriminalloven straffer forsøk på løsrivelse med dommer opp til livstidsfengsel, åpner for utlevering til Spania.

Avskaffelsen av demokratiske rettigheter
Den tyske regjeringens rolle ved fengslingen av Öcalan

Ute Reissner, 11 April 2018

Denne artikkelen publiserte WSWS i 1999 og er oversatt nå i kontekst av Tyrkias invasjon i Syria og i lys av den nylig innsatte storkoalisjonsregjeringen i Tysklands pågripelse av forhenværende og eksilerte regionalpremier i Catalonia Carles Puigdemont.

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Perspective

War, lies and censorship

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.

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The Class Struggle in the United States

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

By Jerry White, 13 April 2018

The formation of rank-and-file committees is the basis for taking the conduct of the struggle out of the hands of the anti-working class organizations that call themselves “unions.”

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

By Niles Niemuth in Oklahoma City, 13 April 2018

Teachers reacted with anger and a determination to continue the strike following a back-to-work order announced by the OEA Thursday afternoon.

Oklahoma walkout in danger as Arizona, Kentucky teachers press for strike action

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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Featured Commentary

US, Britain and France prepare onslaught against Syria

Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 12 April 2018

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

Arts Review

Nor Any Drop to Drink previewed to Flint audience

By James Brewer, 13 April 2018

Central Michigan University sociology professor Cedrick Taylor presented his new documentary at the University of Michigan in Flint.

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

By Nick Barrickman, 13 April 2018

Brendon Whitney (“Alias”) was a founding member of the experimental hip hop/electronic music label Anticon.

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

German public sector workers strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

13 April 2018

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

National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers

By Thomas Scripps, 12 April 2018

Strikes mount as National Assembly opens debate on French rail privatization

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

By Thomas Scripps, 11 April 2018

Students protest against Macron as strikes against austerity mount in France

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 11 April 2018

Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals

By Eddie Haywood, 11 April 2018

Commentary

Trump’s crisis deepens following FBI raid on his lawyer

By Barry Grey, 12 April 2018

The noose tightens around Trump

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

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

More on Internet censorship » »

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.

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