19 January 2018

Massive raids threatened against immigrants in California

By Bill Van Auken, 19 January 2018

Plans have been revealed to pour immigration agents from all over the country into Northern California cities to round up at least 1,500 undocumented immigrants.

US House passes short-term budget bill, but federal shutdown looms

By Patrick Martin, 19 January 2018

There appears to be little prospect of the Senate approving the House bill, which has no provisions dealing with the fate of young immigrants who are losing protection from deportation.

As US government shutdown looms, Democrats push punitive immigration deal

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Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds marks major escalation in Middle East

By Halil Celik, 19 January 2018

The attack on Syria’s Afrin region is Turkey’s hostile response to the US announcement that it will continue supporting Kurdish forces as its key proxies in Syria.

US to set up 30,000-strong “border force” in Syria

Sharp fall in bitcoin price a sign of growing financial turbulence

By Nick Beams, 19 January 2018

The speculative rise, and now the plunges, in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are indicative of broader processes in the global financial system.

“Fractures, Fears and Failures:” World’s ruling elites stare into the abyss

The contradictions of the bitcoin-blockchain frenzy

“It’s all about putting money over our lives”
Flint residents speak out on Kentucky water crisis

By Sheila Brehm, 19 January 2018

Flint workers discuss eastern Kentucky, where many families still lack water.

“The state trooper choked me because I was telling the truth”
Former coal miner in Eastern Kentucky speaks about police assault at public meeting

Kentucky water crisis outrage: Another US worker arrested for criticizing government officials

Texas carries out first US execution of 2018

By Kate Randall, 19 January 2018

Anthony Allen Shore, 55, was killed by a lethal injection of one dose of pentobarbital, a short-acting barbiturate.

Deadly flu season likely to worsen internationally

By Shelley Connor, 19 January 2018

On the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu pandemic, a particularly deadly flu season is peaking.

“If we can’t support patients coming in emergency rooms…more people are going to die”
Flu epidemic exposes scandalous state of US health care system

UK: Labour’s John McDonnel pledges to buy out PFI contracts after Carillion collapse

By Jean Shaoul, 19 January 2018

In the wake of Carillion’s collapse, 14 hospital trusts have had to trigger emergency plans, with six deploying additional staff to maintain essential services.

Carillion’s collapse in UK and the East Coast bailout: What would ending the “Private Financial Initiative rip-off” entail?

UK: Southwark Labour Council’s gentrification plans meet widespread opposition

By Robert Stevens, 19 January 2018

The gentrification plans involve the construction of around 1,000 new luxury homes that are unaffordable to the local working class population.

”You cannot disperse communities and expect people to be fine with that”
Protesters denounce social cleansing by Southwark Labour council

By our reporters, 19 January 2018

Germany: SPD leadership steps up pressure for coalition with Merkel

By Johannes Stern, 19 January 2018

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party is trying to close party ranks and pave the way for a renewal of its grand coalition with the CDU/CSU leading up to the SPD special congress.

German trade unions beat the drums for another grand coalition

Macron prepares draconian new French anti-immigrant law

By Athiyan Silva, 19 January 2018

The bill represents a drastic assault on the right to asylum, effectively handing police authorities the power to deport refugees without any serious hearing whatsoever.

With Indo-Pacific tensions rising, Japan and Australia strengthen military ties

By Mike Head, 19 January 2018

Turnbull’s visit to Tokyo constitutes another warning that all the major powers in the region are preparing for war.

Australia: NSW state government axes longstanding reading program from public schools

By Erika Zimmer, 19 January 2018

“Reading Recovery” has been taught for more than 30 years, achieving significant results in improving literacy among disadvantaged students across New South Wales.

New in Farsi

ناآرامی طبقه کارگر در ایران: پاسخ تارنمای سوسیالیسم جهانی (WSWS) به یک مدافع رژیم ایران

کیت جونز,۶ ژانویه ۲۰۱۸

رامین مظاهری خبرنگار برون مرزی ایرانی که برای شبکه بین المللی تحت حمایت دولت - پرس تی وی کار میکند در یک قطعه انتقادی طولانی تارنمای سوسیالیسم جهانی را متهم به تخطی از "اصول سوسیالیستی“ خودش و کمک به امپریالیسم میکند.

New in Russian

Мировой Социалистический Веб Сайт призывает к созданию международной коалиции социалистических и антивоенных веб-сайтов для противостояния цензуре в Интернете

Найлс Нимут, 19 января 2018 г.

МСВС провел прямую трансляцию дискуссии между Дэвидом Нортом и Крисом Хеджесом, в рамках которой обсуждался политический контекст усилий по введению цензуры в Интернете, а также были рассмотрены необходимые шаги для эффективного сопротивления этим мерам.

New in Norwegian

Bernie Sanders søker å avspore voksende opposisjon mot kapitalisme

Patrick Martin, 17 January 2018

Senatoren fra Vermont leverte en appell om å opponere mot voksende global ulikhet helt uten referanser til kapitalisme, sosialisme, krig eller klassekamp.

Falsk alarm om missilangrep i Japan

Peter Symonds, 17 January 2018

Den falske alarmen, dager etter en lignende hendelse på Hawaii, fremhever USA og landets alliertes avanserte forberedelser for krig med Nord-Korea.

New in French

Le World Socialist Web Site appelle à une coalition de sites web socialistes et antiguerre pour contrer la censure sur Internet

Niles Niemuth, 19 janvier 2018

Le WSWS a organisé une discussion en direct entre David North et Chris Hedges qui a passé en revue le contexte politique de la censure d'Internet et les actions qui sont nécessaires pour une riposte efficace.

« Fractures, Peurs et Echecs » : Les élites dirigeantes du monde plongent leur regard dans l’abîme

Bill Van Auken, 19 janvier 2018

Le Rapport sur les risques mondiaux publié en avance du Forum économique mondial à Davos révèle l’angoisse croissante dans les milieux des élites dirigeantes quant à la menace de guerre et révolution sociale

Déclaration envoyée au webinaire du World Socialist Web Site
Julian Assange qualifie la tentative des grandes entreprises de contrôler le discours sur Internet de «menace existentielle pour l'humanité»

Julian Assange, 19 janvier 2018

Cette déclaration a été envoyée par le fondateur de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, au webinaire du 16 janvier, «Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship».

New in German

„Brüche, Ängste und Scheitern“: Die herrschenden Eliten der Welt blicken in den Abgrund

Bill Van Auken, 19. Januar 2018

Laut dem Global Risk Report, der im Vorfeld des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos veröffentlicht wurde, wächst in herrschenden Kreisen die Angst vor Krieg und sozialer Revolution.

World Socialist Web Site ruft zu internationaler Koalition sozialistischer und Anti-Kriegs-Websites gegen Internetzensur auf

Niles Niemuth, 19. Januar 2018

Die WSWS war Gastgeber einer Livestream-Diskussion zwischen David North und Chris Hedges. North und Hedges diskutierten die Zensurversuche im Internet, deren politischen Kontext und die notwendigen Schritte für eine effektive Gegenwehr.

IYSSE ziehen erneut ins Studierendenparlament der Humboldt-Universität ein

von den IYSSE an der HU Berlin, 19. Januar 2018

Nach einem erfolgreichen Wahlkampf ziehen die International Youth and Students for Social Equality mit zwei Abgeordneten erneut ins Studierendenparlament der HU ein.

Arbeiter sind keine Bettler, sie haben Rechte!
Der Kampf gegen die Massenentlassungen bei Siemens und Bombardier erfordert ein sozialistisches Programm.

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 19. Januar 2018

In Görlitz protestieren heute Tausende gegen die angekündigten Werksschließungen bei Siemens und Bombardier. Die SGP ruft zur Bildung von unabhängigen Aktionskomitees auf, um alle Arbeitsplätze zu verteidigen.

New in Spanish

“Fracturas, temor y fracasos”: las élites globales miran firmemente al abismo

Por Bill Van Auken, 19 enero 2018

El informe sobre riesgos globales (Global Risks Report) presentado en anticipación al Foro Económico Mundial en Davos expone la ansiedad en los círculos gobernantes ante la amenaza de la guerra y la revolución social.

Declaración para el seminario en línea del World Socialist Web Site
Julian Assange llama un esfuerzo de las corporaciones para controlar el discurso en el Internet "una amenaza existencial para la humanidad"

19 enero 2018

La siguiente declaración fue enviada por el fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, al seminario web organizado el 16 de enero “Organizando la resistencia a la censura en Internet”.

El World Socialist Web Site llama a una coalición internacional de sitios web socialistas y antiguerra para combatir la censura del Internet

Por Niles Niemuth, 19 enero 2018

El WSWS organizó una discusión transmitida en vivo entre David North y Chris Hedges que abordó el contexto político de los esfuerzos para censurar el Internet y los pasos necesarios para combatirlo con eficacia.

Facebook y Google detallan su censura masiva sin precedentes ante una audiencia en el Senado estadounidese

Por Andre Damon, 19 enero 2018

Facebook está planeando duplicar su ejército de censuradores a casi 20.000 personas para fines del año, según testificó un oficial de la compañía ante legisladores el jueves.

Reino Unido: la elección de la lista favorable a Corbyn en el Comité Nacional Ejecutivo Laborista evidencia el desplazamiento a la izquierda de la clase trabajadora

Por Chris Marsden, 19 enero 2018

Corbyn ahora controla su gabinete y, siguiendo varias reorganizaciones, tiene la mayoría de los miembros del partido y ahora el NEC.

La Corte Suprema de Brasil suspende los indultos navideños mientras la población carcelaria llega el tercer lugar más alto del mundo

Por Miguel Andrade, 19 enero 2018

En sólo los últimos tres años, 100.000 personas han terminado en los calabozos del sistema de apartheid social de Brasil.

El primer ministro rumano renuncia en medio de tensiones sociales crecientes

Por Andrei Tudora y Tina Zamfir, 19 enero 2018

Hay un ánimo militante creciente entre los trabajadores rumanos, con los trabajadores automotores de la Ford trabados en una lucha contra la patronal, el sindicato y el gobierno.

Trabajadores hindúes defienden a partidarios del WSWS contra ataque sindical

Por nuestro equipo de redacción, 19 enero 2018

Qué los trabajadores de Tamil Nadu hayan decidido defender a los partidarios del WSWS refleja un creciente apoyo hacia la perspectiva socialista e internacionalista del WSWS y un gran repudio hacia la burocracia estalinista.

Sindicatos indios traicionan huelga de transporte

Por Wasantha Rupasinghe, 19 enero 2018

Para calmar la inquina de muchísimos obreros ante la traición, los sindicatos falsamente cantan victoria.

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Perspective

US announces indefinite deployment of military forces in Syria

19 January 2018

The pretext that the motive of the US in Syria was to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been cast aside.

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

World Socialist Web Site calls for international coalition of socialist and anti-war websites to counter Internet censorship

By Niles Niemuth, 18 January 2018

The WSWS hosted a livestreamed discussion between David North and Chris Hedges that reviewed the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and the necessary steps for an effective fight-back.

Statement to the World Socialist Web Site webinar
Julian Assange calls effort of corporations to control Internet discourse “an existential threat to humanity”

Facebook and Google outline unprecedented mass censorship at US Senate hearing

By Andre Damon, 18 January 2018

Facebook blocks sharing of WSWS anti-censorship video

Facebook announces major plan to censor news content

Featured Commentary

The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle

3 January 2018

The year 2018—the bicentenary of Marx’s birth—will be characterized, above all, by an immense intensification of social tensions and an escalation of class conflict around the world.

Final reflections on the centennial year of the October Revolution

By David North, 30 December 2017

Commentary

The working class moves against Greece’s Syriza government

By Alex Lantier, 19 January 2018

The working class is fighting to defend its social and democratic rights against all the organizations that for decades passed for the “far left” of the political establishment.

Greek workers strike against Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity “multi-bill”

German newspaper Die Zeit and SPD back #MeToo witch-hunt

By Verena Nees, 19 January 2018

It is no accident that the German #MeToo campaign is being led by a newspaper close to the SPD, which has adopted the issue in the wake of its disastrous result in last autumn’s federal election.

#MeToo allegations against 95-year-old Marvel comics legend Stan Lee backfire

False alarm of incoming missile in Japan

By Peter Symonds, 17 January 2018

Bernie Sanders seeks to derail growing working class opposition to capitalism

By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2018

Hawaii’s “false alarm” and the advanced preparations for war against North Korea

Canada joins US in stepping up threats against North Korea at Vancouver summit

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

One hundred and fifty attend IYSSE event at Humboldt University on Karl Marx bicentenary

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 January 2018

About 150 students attended the International Youth and Students for Social Equality meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin Monday, in support of the IYSSE campaign for the student parliament elections.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: SEP holds first local election meeting in plantation area

By our correspondents, 19 January 2018

Speakers explained that growing social unrest in Sri Lanka, including strike action by key public sector workers, was part of an international radicalisation of the working class.

Indian Trotskyists hold Russian Revolution centenary meeting in Kolkata

By Ritwik Mitter, 18 January 2018

Local government election in Sri Lanka: Support SEP campaign against austerity and war! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government!

On the 30th anniversary of the death of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya

Arts Review

Delores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, dead at age 46

By Nick Barrickman, 19 January 2018

O’Riordan was pronounced dead on January 15 in her London hotel room.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A vengeful mother stands up to the local “patriarchy”

By Kevin Martinez, 18 January 2018

Steven Spielberg’s The Post: To reveal government secrets and lies or not?

By Joanne Laurier, 17 January 2018

Workers Struggles

Further strikes by German engineering workers
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

19 January 2018

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

Two key players in UAW corruption scandal to enter guilty pleas

By Shannon Jones, 18 January 2018

The merger of Germany’s Thyssen with Tata Steel
Vote “No” on union-backed steel contract! Defend all jobs!

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 January 2018

German industrial workers continue strikes

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The Grenfell Tower Fire

Families and survivors hold seven-month commemoration of Grenfell Tower fire

By our reporters, 17 January 2018

Fraud of official inquiry into Grenfell fire exposed by forced withdrawal of project management adviser

UK government refuses to pay for essential safety improvements six months after Grenfell fire

25 years ago: Bill Clinton sworn in as 42nd US president

A founding figure of the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council, Clinton’s aim was to adapt the Democratic Party to the policies of austerity and war put forth by the Republicans.

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50 years ago: Britain to withdraw from east of Suez

On January 16, 1968, Britain announced plans to withdraw all its military forces stationed east of the Suez Canal by the end of 1972.

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75 years ago: Soviets establish land corridor to the besieged city of Leningrad

On January 18, 1943, as part of an offensive against the German military, the Red Army’s 372nd Rifle Division and 123rd Rifle Brigade established a land corridor that would provide some relief to the starving population of Leningrad.

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100 years ago: Bolsheviks dissolve Constituent Assembly in Russia

On January 19, the Russian Constituent Assembly, elected the previous November 25, convened in Petrograd. It was dissolved the same day by order of the Bolshevik-dominated Soviet Central Executive Committee.

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NHS Fightback

Virgin Care and other private companies seize another £3.1 billion of NHS contracts

By Ajanta Silva, 15 January 2018

Puerto Rico

“Capitalism puts a price tag on everything, including lives”

Death and destruction in Puerto Rico

On-the-spot interviews from Caguas, Puerto Rico, where more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria residents lack access to electricity and water, leading to the death of a dialysis patient.

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Puerto Rico, more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria: The class issues

The deadly impact of Hurricane María extends to US hospitals
Power outages set off IV bag shortages

Mehring Books

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.

Book Review

The crisis of dental care under American capitalism

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, exposes the reality of poor dental health and lack of dental care endured by the working class and poor in the US.

The tragic and needless death of Deamonte Driver, a victim of dental disease

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.”

We are publishing here, in one part, the Arabic translation of the two-part article series, “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.” This was first published on the World Socialist Web Site on November 7/8, 2017.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon begins operations in Australia

By Patrick Kelly, 28 December 2017

Amazon worker dies after vomiting blood at Sacramento, California fulfillment center

By Kristina Betinis, 23 December 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Google Censorship

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

The conspiracy to censor the Internet

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

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