UK prime minister delivers ultimatum to Russia, heightening war danger

By Laura Tiernan, 13 March 2018

May’s speech follows a wave of anti-Russia hysteria unleashed by the media, political and military establishment, including the mobilisation of 180 military personnel in the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Corbyn's Shadow Chancellor says Labour MPs will boycott RT

By Laura Tiernan, 13 March 2018

Anger mounts after Paris tries to crush general strike in Mayotte

By Alex Lantier, 13 March 2018

Strikes erupted afresh on the French Indian Ocean department after police launched a sneak attack on pickets at the port of Longoni.

Germany’s incoming interior minister announces police state measures, mass deportations

By Christoph Vandreier, 13 March 2018

Horst Seehofer’s aggressive tone and far-reaching plans make clear that the grand coalition is preparing for the brutal suppression of all opposition to its policies of militarism and austerity.

As Trump’s education secretary threatens deep education cuts
Teachers’ struggle spreads to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona

By E.P. Milligan, 13 March 2018

After the nine-day strike in West Virginia, educators in other states are coming into conflict with the unions, which are trying to block a unified struggle for increased wages and funding for public education.

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

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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Sri Lanka: Muslims explain how the organised violence occurred

By Rohantha De Silva and K. Gamini, 13 March 2018

Successive governments have promoted anti-Tamil and anti-Muslim chauvinism in order to divide the working class and defend the power and privileges of the Sri Lankan ruling elite.

Oppose Sinhala racist violence against Muslim community in Sri Lanka

Testimony in Flint water hearings details social crime against city residents

By Matthew Brennan, 13 March 2018

At a recent pretrial hearing, a former water plant operator detailed how city and state officials ignored his warnings that the city’s long moth-balled treatment plant could not handle a switch to the polluted Flint River.

Transnational beer corporation creates water crisis in northern Mexico

Students and workers call for the unity of the working class following meeting on Flint water crisis

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New York Times celebrates Metropolitan Opera dismissal of James Levine

By Eric London, 13 March 2018

Without publishing details, the Met concluded an investigation and found “credible evidence” that Levine “engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”

The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

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

Connecticut jury acquits Yale student in campus sexual assault case

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Conviction overturned after Texas judge ordered multiple electric shocks on defendant in court

By Trévon Austin, 13 March 2018

The barbaric use of “stun belts” during trials began in the 1990s, justified as a way of delivering a shock in the event a defendant becomes violent or attempts to escape.

Details emerge about Northern California veterans home shooting suspect

By Alec Andersen, 13 March 2018

Albert Cheung Wong, a 36-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, has been identified as the man who allegedly killed three hostages at the veterans care facility Friday.

Four dead following hostage situation at Northern California veterans home

Mexico’s leading presidential candidates genuflect before bankers

By Don Knowland, 13 March 2018

Supposedly left populist candidate López Obrador assured bankers he will not undermine their interests if elected.

UK: More than a million welfare benefit sanctions imposed against disabled people

By Dennis Moore, 13 March 2018

In 2015, the UK government withheld £132 million from claimants in the form of sanctions.

Australian pseudo-lefts feature at pro-imperialist #SaveGhouta rallies

By Zac Hambides, 13 March 2018

The real purpose of the rallies was to urge the US and other Western imperialist powers to directly militarily intervene into Syria.

A new “left” appeal for imperialist intervention in Syria

Chomsky’s pro-imperialist Afrin petition

Gas profits and China fears drive Australia-Timor boundary treaty

By Mike Head, 13 March 2018

There were concerns in both Canberra and Washington that Australia’s refusal to abide by international law was opening the door for China to acquire greater influence.

New in French

La Virginie occidentale, la lutte des classes et la lutte contre la censure sur Internet

Jerry White, 13 mars 2018

L’utilisation répandue des médias sociaux par les enseignants de la Virginie occidentale et la croissance de la lutte de classe à l’échelle internationale montrent clairement pourquoi le gouvernement américain et les géants technologiques de la Silicon Valley veulent censurer l’Internet.

Après la grève de neuf jours en Virginie occidentale
Les appels d’enseignants à faire grève s’amplifient à travers les Etats-Unis

Nany Hanover, 13 mars 2018

Les enseignants de l’Oklahoma, du Kentucky et de l’Arizona organisent des manifestations et grèves sur les réseaux sociaux afin de s’opposer à des annnées de concessions et coupes budgétaires.

New in German

Der Streik in West Virginia und der Kampf gegen Internetzensur

Jerry White, 13. März 2018

Der Einsatz sozialer Medien durch die streikenden Lehrer von West Virginia sowie das weltweite Anwachsen des Klassenkampfs sind die Gründe dafür, dass die US-Regierung und die Technologiekonzerne das Internet zensieren wollen.

Großmachtpolitik, Militäreinsätze, konsequente Abschiebungen – das rechte Programm der Großen Koalition

Peter Schwarz, 13. März 2018

Die Politik der Großen Koalition wird von Großmachtstreben, Militarismus und heftigen Angriffen auf soziale und demokratische Rechte geprägt sein.

Deutsche Bank und Postbank vernichten weitere 6000 Stellen

Marianne Arens, 13. März 2018

Das größte deutsche Bankhaus will im Zuge seiner Fusion mit der Postbank hunderte Filialen schließen und jeden fünften Arbeitsplatz im Kundengeschäft abbauen. Verdi unterstützt die Pläne.

Frankreich: Front National will „die Macht zu erobern“

Francis Dubois, 13. März 2018

Der Parteitag des Front National am Wochenende hatte das Ziel, die neofaschistische Partei weiter in die offizielle französische und internationale Politik zu integrieren.

New in Spanish

West Virginia, la lucha de clases y el combate contra la censura del Internet

Por Jerry White, 13 marzo 2018

El amplio uso de las redes sociales por los docentes en West Virginia y el crecimiento de la lucha de clases internacionalmente dejan claro por qué el Gobierno estadounidense y los gigantes tecnológicos de Silicon Valley quieren censurar el Internet.

Del Departamento de Estado al Capitolio
Los demócratas de la CIA: tercera parte

Por Patrick Martin, 13 marzo 2018

El Partido Demócrata no solo procura ser un partido que defiende al Pentágono y a la CIA, sino ser el partido del Pentágono y la CIA.

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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The CIA takeover of the Democratic Party

13 March 2018

The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.

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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.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Public conference in Detroit April 22
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

12 March 2018

On Sunday, April 22, the WSWS, Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a public conference in Detroit, Michigan to mobilize the working class against Internet censorship.

WSWS/SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Organizing Resistance 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

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

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

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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.

Arts Review

Sweet Country: Bitter truths about Aboriginal dispossession in Australia

By George Morley, 13 March 2018

Warwick Thornton’s second feature is a visually striking and powerful historical drama, which confronts audiences with some ugly truths about Australia’s colonial past.

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

By Carlos Delgado, 12 March 2018

Berlin film festival: SPD cabinet minister promotes #MeToo campaign

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


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

By Kate Randall, 9 March 2018

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

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

Workers Struggles

Argentine teachers, public workers unions call another limited strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

13 March 2018

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

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

California: 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses authorize strike

“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

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

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.

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.


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

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.