West Virginia teachers unions ram through sell-out deal to end strike

By Will Morrow, 7 March 2018

The deal does not address the central demand of teachers—an end to soaring health care costs—while it pays for inadequate wage increases through cuts to Medicaid and other social programs.

Reject the sellout deal that robs Medicaid from school children
West Virginia teachers have the right to vote on any return to work!

The West Virginia teachers strike and the rebellion against the trade unions

Why Richard Ojeda is not a fighter for the working class

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Trump economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns over tariff decision

By Niles Niemuth, 7 March 2018

Among those reportedly opposed to Trump’s trade war policy are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and retired Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense.

Parasitism and “tax reform”: Trump’s corporate tax cuts fuel stock buybacks, not investment

The historic significance of Trump’s trade war measures

“West Virginia teachers have shown us team effort and organization”
Oklahoma teachers to discuss strike strategy

By Nancy Hanover, 7 March 2018

Oklahoma teachers are demanding statewide strike action to reverse years of declining living standards, increasing class sizes and budget cuts to K-12 education.

Australian teachers salute courageous stand of striking teachers in West Virginia

By our reporters, 7 March 2018

Teachers in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia’s two most populous states, have expressed powerful support for the struggle being waged by their counterparts in West Virginia.

UK lecturers speak in support of West Virginia teachers

By our reporters, 7 March 2018

Canada: 3,000 contract teachers and graduate assistants strike York University

By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2018

CUPE is doing all it can to ensure the strike remains isolated and does not become the starting point for a broader mobilization.

Argentine teachers begin school year with a national strike

By Andrea Lobo, 7 March 2018

The action was staged in protest against cuts in public education spending and attempts by the government to drastically reduce the real wages of teachers.

Kenya lecturers’ strike paralyzes public universities

North Korea offers to enter talks to denuclearise

By Peter Symonds, 7 March 2018

Trump reacted positively to the announcement of possible talks with North Korea, but maintained Washington’s threats against the Pyongyang regime.

UK general calls for hike in military budget and cuts in social spending

By Steve James, 7 March 2018

General Sir Gordon Messenger, who holds the second most senior position in the British Armed Forces, insisted that an increase in arms spending beyond the current 2 percent of GDP is “a necessity and a duty to the nation.”

Income losses of British millennials second only to those in Greece

By Simon Whelan, 7 March 2018

Research reveals that in 2014 British millennials earned 13 percent less than those born in and around 1970 at the same stage in life.

Sri Lankan president declares emergency rule amid violence against Muslims

By K. Ratnayake, 7 March 2018

The national unity government, which is in a sharp crisis, is exploiting the racist provocations to strengthen its hand by imposing the state of emergency.

Netanyahu, Trump discuss war preparations against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2018

Netanyahu, facing criminal indictment in Israel, and Trump, his administration in deepening crisis, met to discuss plans for an escalation of military aggression against Iran.

US Border Patrol uses pretext of “human trafficking” to separate immigrant children from parents

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 March 2018

The Department of Homeland Security is using a legal pretext to separate children from their parents so the parents can be jailed.

Impoverished California parents arrested, charged with raising children in substandard conditions

Canadian ruling elite reacts to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2018

Signaling the Canadian ruling elite’s readiness to support Washington in a trade war against China and other rivals, Ottawa is pleading for an exemption from Trump’s tariffs.

New Zealand opposition leadership change reflects tensions over social unrest and drive to war

By Tom Peters, 7 March 2018

National Party leader Bill English’s resignation followed criticism from the US ambassador of his government’s refusal to fully endorse Trump’s warmongering against North Korea.

New in Italian

Le elezioni in Italia intensificano la crisi dell'Unione Europea

Peter Schwarz, 7 marzo 2018

A meno che i sondaggi non si rivelino errati, le elezioni parlamentari di domani in Italia introdurranno una nuova fase nella crisi e nell'instabilità dell'Unione Europea.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın ticaret savaşı önlemlerinin tarihsel önemi

Nick Beams, 7 Mart 2018

Trump’ın çelik ve alüminyum ithalatına kapsamlı gümrük vergileri getirmeyi ilan etmesi, 1 Mart 2018’i ekonomi tarihinde yankılanacak bir tarih olarak işaretlemektedir.

New in Spanish

Los partidos derechistas se benefician de la ira hacia la austeridad y la desigualdad
Una derrota histórica para los socialdemócratas en las elecciones italianas

Por Marianne Arens, 7 marzo 2018

En medio de un aumento en la desafección popular respecto a los partidos de centroizquierda y sus apologistas pseudoizquierdistas, las elecciones parlamentarias del domingo resultaron en una victoria para las fuerzas derechistas y ultraderechistas.

Surge un parlamento sin mayoría en Italia al tiempo que el voto socialdemócrata colapsa

Por Alex Lantier, 7 marzo 2018

Las elecciones generales de ayer en Italia produjeron un parlamento sin mayoría y un colapso histórico del socialdemócrata gobernante Partido Democrático.

Miles se manifiestan en el capitolio estatal en apoyo a la huelga de maestros de West Virginia

Por Jerry White, 7 marzo 2018

Maestros, conductores de autobuses y conserjes de todo el estado se reunieron en Charleston, mientras continúa la huelga de 33.000 trabajadores escolares.

El Congreso Nacional del Pueblo de China instalará a Xi como caudillo

Por Peter Symonds, 7 marzo 2018

El PCCh gobierna a través de un régimen de Estado policial que está entregando poderes extraordinarios a Xi, impulsado por temores de que se enfrentará a un creciente descontento social y peligro de guerra.

New in French

L’Union européenne exige que Google et Facebook intensifient la censure sur Internet

Kumaran Ira, 7 mars 2018

L’appel de l’UE à la supression automatique de contenu en ligne fait partie d’une tentative internationale de censurer l’opposition sociale à la guerre et à l’austérité.

La signification historique des mesures de guerre commerciale de Trump

Nick Beams, 7 mars 2018

Les mesures commerciales de Trump sont une étape majeure dans le démantèlement du système de relations économiques établi par Washington lui-même après la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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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Why the far-right won in Italy

7 March 2018

Decades of austerity and attacks on democratic rights by the official “left” in Italy, aided and abetted by its pseudo-left apologists, have produced an electoral victory by the far-right parties.

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The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

By Richard Hoffman, 7 March 2018

Recent calls by the New York Times for complaints and exposures of “gray-zone sex” experiences are based on the abandonment of centuries-old legal principles.

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.

Foreign “meddling” in elections—Yankee imperialist style

By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2018

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

By Keith Jones, 14 February 2018

Arts Review

At the University of Michigan
Racialist attacks mar landmark performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

By Barry Grey, 7 March 2018

Given the generally deplorable state of culture and intellectual life in contemporary America, it was perhaps inevitable that this remarkable event would be tarnished by the purveyors of racialist conceptions of art.

90th Academy Awards: Banal, conformist and 10,000 miles from reality

By David Walsh, 6 March 2018

The Oscar speech we’d like to hear Sunday night: “Members of the Academy, what hypocrites and conformists so many of you are!”

American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs—A fatally flawed documentary

By Fred Mazelis, 5 March 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

German Green Party-aligned newspaper defends far-right Professor Baberowski

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), 6 March 2018

Workers Struggles

Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks

By Saman Gunadasa, 6 March 2018

West Virginia telecommunications workers continue strike, support teachers

By our reporters, 5 March 2018

Unifor scuttles Windsor auto parts strikes

By Carl Bronski, 6 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

Featured video

Watch: IYSSE member addresses rally in West Virginia

25 years ago: Yeltsin survives impeachment vote

On March 10, 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin survived an impeachment vote in the Congress of People’s Deputies.

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50 years ago: Anti-Stalinist protests begin in Poland

This week in 1968 a growing wave of protests by students and working class youth rocked the Stalinist regime of the Polish People’s Republic.

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75 years ago: US government censors Trotskyist newspaper

On March 7, 1943, the Postmaster General of the United States revoked the second class mailing rights of The Militant, then the newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party, the American section of the world Trotskyist movement.

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100 years ago: British force begins imperialist occupation of Soviet Russia

On March 6, British Royal Marines landed in Murmansk, in the far north of Soviet Russia, marking the beginning of the imperialist intervention in the Russian Civil War.

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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

Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary

By our reporter, 19 February 2018

Failed by the State co-writer and presenter Ish: “I wasn’t trying to push agendas, I was just trying to tell the truth about Grenfell.”

By Robert Stevens, 16 February 2018

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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.