11 May 2018

The resurgence of class struggle: More strikes in the US so far in 2018 than all of last year

By Jerry White, 11 May 2018

The unions have sought to block any strikes, and, where unable, to isolate them, wear down strikers and then shut down the walkouts before they have a chance to spread.

Educators’ struggle in US continues in aftermath of union betrayal in Arizona

Back to the 19th century
Trump administration preparing green light to child labor

By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2018

The Labor Department wants to lift longstanding restrictions on use of heavy equipment, including chain-saws, by 16- and 17-year-olds.

“We are not robots, we are people!”
Autoworkers want answers about injury of veteran worker at Ford Flat Rock Assembly in Michigan

By Shannon Jones, 11 May 2018

The injury of Lynn Hagood is the latest in a series of fatal and near fatal incidents at auto factories in recent years, highlighting the hazardous conditions creating by incessant cost-cutting.

Ford Flat Rock plant injury highlights deadly conditions for US workers

More on autoworkers struggles »

US aerospace workers strike at United Launch Alliance

By our reporter, 11 May 2018

Management is offering the workers a tiny wage increase that will be offset by higher medical co-pays and is demanding draconian changes to work rules.

Japan, China and South Korea hold talks on North Korea and trade

By Ben McGrath, 11 May 2018

While North Korea dominated the summit, concerns over US protectionist measures may result in improved relations between the three Asian neighbors.

Malaysian election: A political shock in South East Asia

By John Roberts, 11 May 2018

The ousting of the 61-year UMNO-led government will have ramifications beyond Malaysia.

US trade war claims China’s ZTE as first victim

By Nick Beams, 11 May 2018

ZTE operates on a global scale, doing business in more than 160 countries with over 74,000 employees, and generating revenues of $17 billion last year.

Louisiana: 20,000 nursing home residents face eviction as state legislature slashes Medicaid

By Matthew Taylor, 11 May 2018

Recent budget cuts passed by the Louisiana House of Representatives would force tens of thousands of elderly and disabled citizens onto the streets.

Podemos calls for alliance with right-wing Citizens Party in Spain

By Paul Mitchell, 11 May 2018

Errejón insists Podemos drop its “original sin” of rejecting agreements with other parties in favour of an alliance “democratic forces” in the PSOE and Ciudadanos.

Australian Labor leader replies to budget with empty populism

By Mike Head, 11 May 2018

Bill Shorten postured as a champion of “Australians doing it tough,” while denouncing the government for not cutting the budget deficit enough to prepare for “global bad news.”

Australian unions promote Labor Party at “Change the Rules” rally in Melbourne

By our reporters, 11 May 2018

Between 60,000 and 100,000 workers marched in central Melbourne.

New in Russian

Капиталистическая реставрация в России: Итоги
Часть 1

Клара Вайс, 11 мая 2018 г.

В этой серии статей рассматриваются уроки забастовок советских шахтеров 1989 года и капиталистической реставрации в России.

New in French

Le référendum d’entreprise à la SNCF: les syndicats tentent d’étrangler la lutte

Alexandre Lantier, 11 mai 2018

Avec le référendum du 14-21 mai qu’elle prépare sur la réforme de Macron, l’intersyndicale dirige les cheminots dans une impasse.

Le Moyen-Orient au bord d’une guerre régionale après le retrait des États-Unis de l’accord sur le nucléaire iranien

Jordan Shilton, 11 mai 2018

Après que des avions de chasse israéliens ont ciblé du personnel iranien en Syrie pour la troisième fois en moins d’un mois, les forces Al-Qods iraniennes auraient apparemment lancé des missiles dans le nord d’Israël.

Les puissances européennes condamnent l’annulation par Trump du traité nucléaire iranien

Alex Lantier et Johannes Stern, 11 mai 2018

L’abandon par Trump du traité de 2015 a révélé des divisions profondes et explosives entre Washington et ses alliés impérialistes en Europe.

L’expulsion hypocrite et lâche de Roman Polanski de l’Académie des arts et des sciences du cinéma
La victime de 1977, Samantha Geimer: c’est «un acte horrible et cruel»

David Walsh, 11 mai 2018

La décision de l’Académie, l’organisme de l’ industrie cinématographique qui distribue les Oscars, d’expulser le cinéaste Roman Polanski est la dernière atrocité imputable à la chasse aux sorcières sexuelle lancée en octobre dernier.

New in German

Europäische Mächte verurteilen Trumps Aufkündigung des iranischen Atomabkommens

Alex Lantier und Johannes Stern, 11. Mai 2018

Trumps Aufkündigung des Abkommens von 2015 hat tiefe und explosive Spaltungen zwischen Washington und seinen imperialistischen Verbündeten in Europa offenbart.

Nach Rückzug der USA aus dem Iran-Abkommen:
Der Nahe Osten am Rande eines regionalen Krieges

Jordan Shilton, 11. Mai 2018

Nachdem israelische Kampfflugzeuge zum dritten Mal innerhalb eines Monats iranische Ziele in Syrien angegriffen haben, feuerten iranische al-Quds-Brigaden angeblich Raketen auf den Norden Israels ab.

Eine Antwort an einen Verfechter des „iranischen islamischen Sozialismus“
Der Kampf gegen den Imperialismus und für die Arbeitermacht im Iran – Teil 2

Keith Jones, 11. Mai 2018

Mazaheri setzt die Islamische Republik mit der „demokratischen volksnahen“ Erhebung von 1978 und 1979 gleich. Doch in Wirklichkeit waren daran antagonistische Klassenkräfte beteiligt, mit sehr unterschiedlichen Klassenzielen und -bestrebungen.

New in Spanish

El Senado de Estados Unidos rinde tributo a torturadora de la CIA

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 mayo 2018

Gina Haspel, quien fue nominada por Trump para presidir la CIA, defendió su íntimo papel en la tortura de detenidos, describiéndolo como “legal” en su audiencia de confirmación ante el Senado.

Oriente Próximo al borde de una guerra regional tras retiro estadounidense de acuerdo con Irán

Por Jordan Shilton, 11 mayo 2018

Después de que aviones de guerra israelíes atacaran a personal iraní en Siria por tercera vez en menos de un mes, se reporta que la Fuerza Quds iraní lanzó misiles al norte de Israel.

Las potencias europeas condenan la cancelación del tratado nuclear con Irán por parte de Trump

Por Alex Lantier y Johannes Stern, 11 mayo 2018

Al romper el tratado del 2015 con Irán, Trump ha expuesto divisiones profundas y explosivas entre Washington y sus aliados imperialistas en Europa.

El Primero de Mayo de 2018 y el bicentenario del nacimiento de Karl Marx

Por David North, 11 mayo 2018

Dando inicio al Mitin Internacional en línea del CICI el sábado 5 de mayo, David North, el director del Consejo Editorial Internacional del WSWS y presidente del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de EUA, habló sobre el significado histórico de Karl Marx, el fundador del socialismo científico, a 200 años de su nacimiento. Durante la semana que viene, el WSWS estará publicando los otros 14 discursos pronunciados en el mitin.

Día Internacional del Trabajador del 2018 y Bicentenario de Karl Marx
Los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki y el resurgimiento de la lucha de clases en el sur de Asia

Por Wije Dias, 11 mayo 2018

Wije Dias, secretario general de la sección de Sri Lanka del CICI y un veterano trotskista con más de 50 años de experiencia, pronunció este discurso desde Colombo para el Mitin en línea del CICI del Día Internacional del Trabajador.

¡Contra el imperialismo, la contrarrevolución y la guerra! ¡Por un Oriente Próximo socialista!

Por Johannes Stern, 11 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado en el Mitin Internacional en línea del CICI por Johannes Stern, miembro destacado del Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, la sección alemana del CICI y el consejo editorial del World Socialist Web Site en Alemania.

New in Arabic

لينين ، تروتسكي وماركسية ثورة أكتوبر

دافيد نورث, ١٨ آذار مارس ٢٠١٨

هذا نص المحاضرة التي ألقاها دافيد نورث، رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية ورئيس حزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في جامعة لايبزيغ في ألمانيا في 16 مارس .

New in Italian

No alla Terza Guerra Mondiale! Per la costruzione di un movimento socialista contro la guerra!

Dichiarazione della redazione editoriale del World Socialist Web Site, 26 aprile 2018

L’assalto da parte delle potenze imperialiste sulla Siria è solo il preludio di un conflitto più ampio e sanguinoso contro Iran, Russia e Cina.

Other Languages

Perspective

For a working-class strategy against the imperialist repartition of the Middle East!

11 May 2018

In Iran, as around the world, the struggle against imperialist aggression and war must be founded on the independent political mobilization of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution.

Earlier Perspectives »

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

For a socialist movement against war throughout the Asia-Pacific region

By James Cogan, 11 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia).

The death of reformism: Corbyn and the “broad left”

By Chris Marsden, 11 May 2018

The following speech was delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), the British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, for the past 20 years.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution” that was delivered by David North at the University of Leipzig in Germany in March.

Commentary

Stop the terror directed against refugees in Germany!

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 May 2018

The night-time raid last week by hundreds of police on a refugee camp in Ellwangen was a deliberate state provocation aimed at intimidating anyone who dares to oppose the aggressive and often illegal deportation measures of the German state.

Billionaire Bloomberg and union chief Weingarten join forces to undermine teachers’ struggle

US Senate pays homage to CIA torturer

By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2018

Republican reactionaries, CIA Democrats win primary nominations

Middle East teeters on brink of region-wide war after US withdrawal from Iran deal

By Jordan Shilton, 10 May 2018

No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

“Do you work your best when you work for peanuts?” ask Pueblo teachers
First teachers’ strike in Colorado since 1994 now in third day

By Bill Kidd and Nancy Hanover, 10 May 2018

More on US teachers »

Labour’s John McDonnell mounts Stalinist platform to misrepresent Marx

By Thomas Scripps, 10 May 2018

Arts Review

1945: The horrors of the Holocaust in Hungary

By Joanne Laurier, 11 May 2018

It soon comes to light that certain townspeople had a hand in the deportation of Jews from the Hungarian village to concentration camps and benefited in the confiscation of their property.

Christian Petzold’s Transit: The condition of refugees as hell on earth

By Stefan Sternberg, 9 May 2018

The hypocritical, cowardly expulsion of Roman Polanski from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1977 victim Samantha Geimer: It’s “an ugly and cruel action”

By David Walsh, 7 May 2018

Workers Struggles

Airline and rail strikes continue in France as educators in South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe join worldwide teacher revolt
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

11 May 2018

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

University of California three-day strike ends without any resolution for workers

By Kayla Costa, 10 May 2018

More than 50,000 UC workers on strike
For a political movement of the entire working class against inequality and capitalism!

India: Tamil Nadu government arrests hundreds of protesting teachers and public sector workers

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 10 May 2018

The way forward for New Zealand nurses: Break from the unions! Unite the working class against the Labour government!

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 10 May 2018

14,000 AT&T Midwest workers still without a contract

By Samuel Davidson, 10 May 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018

Unite the working class against police killings!

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

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Sri Lanka’s National Defence University Act! No privatisation of education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship

By our reporters, 5 May 2018

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”

By our correspondents, 5 May 2018

Despite government ban, Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful May Day meeting

By our correspondents, 3 May 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Report shows NSA tripled its domestic surveillance operations in 2017

By E.P. Milligan, 7 May 2018

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

By Andre Damon, 25 April 2018

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2018

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 »

25 years ago: Man executed after Supreme Court rules it “does not correct errors of fact”

On May 12, 1993, at 4:49 a.m., Leonel Herrera was executed in Huntsville, Texas, after Governor Ann Richards refused a last-minute appeal for clemency and the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that new evidence that might exonerate him was irrelevant.

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50 years ago: General strike in France backs student protests

After two weeks of demonstrations and strikes by French college and high school students, which had witnessed pitched battles on the streets of Paris with police, the most powerful social force in France began to make its presence felt: the working class.

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75 years ago: Axis powers suffer final defeat in North Africa

On May 13, 1943, the remaining German and Italian forces in Tunisia surrendered to British and US troops, marking the end of the North African campaign, a three-year series of battles for control over the geo-strategically critical and resource-rich region.

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100 years ago: Wilson administration circulates “German-Bolshevik conspiracy” slander

On May 9, 1918, Edgar Sisson, an agent of the US propaganda bureaucracy known as the Committee on Public Information (CPI), circulated the first of 68 forged Russian documents that came to form the pamphlet The German-Bolshevik Conspiracy.

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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.

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.