17 March 2018

Teachers in Jersey City begin strike as demands for walkouts expand across the US

By our reporters, 17 March 2018

The Jersey City strike is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition in the US, following the shutdown of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this month.

Oklahoma Senate rejects pay raise as teachers ready for strike

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

“Everybody’s skeptical of the task force”
West Virginia teachers angry deal to end strike ignored soaring medical costs

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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The role of the UCU Left in the effort to shut down the UK lecturers strike

By Robert Stevens, 17 March 2018

From its formation, the UCU Left pledged to work with the right wing within the UCU leadership, and has served to suppress opposition and bolster the authority of the unions.

UK: Lecturers and students speak on struggle to fight savage pension cuts

By our reporters, 17 March 2018

WSWS reporters spoke to striking lecturers and students on picket lines and at rallies Thursday and Friday in London and Glasgow.

UK lecturers resume strike following rebellion against UCU sellout agreement

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

Striking UK lecturers speak out after rejecting union sell-out deal

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

More on the UK lecturers strike »

As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
Frontier hires Pinkerton agents, obtains restraining order

By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018

The injunction is based on accusations made by hired Pinkerton agents of alleged "abuse" on the part of striking workers toward strikebreakers.

CWA isolates Frontier Communications strikers

A travesty of justice that must not stand!
One year since India’s courts condemned framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers to jail for life

By Keith Jones, 17 March 2018

The thirteen’s only “crime” is to have rebelled against the sweatshop conditions that prevail in India’s new, globally connected auto industry.

Indian authorities intensify vendetta against framed-up Maruti-Suzuki workers

More on the struggle of Maruti Suzuki auto workers »

Pentagon concealed role of US special forces in deadly Niger offensive

By Eddie Haywood, 17 March 2018

On December 6 last year, Green Berets coordinating a military operation with Nigerien forces, killed 11 militants near the town of Diffa, close to the Nigerian border.

“They are waging war when necessary”
Niger defense minister exposes US military role in West Africa

New German foreign minister threatens Russia and intensifies militarism

By Johannes Stern, 17 March 2018

In his inaugural address, the new foreign minister stressed that the third grand coalition under Angela Merkel would accelerate Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.

German grand coalition takes office as most right-wing government since 1945

Germany: Merkel’s re-election and the fight against militarism, welfare cuts and dictatorship

Death toll rises to six in Miami bridge collapse as new information emerges about contractors

By Matthew Taylor, 17 March 2018

As rescue operations continue, new information has emerged about the companies responsible for the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday

Alabama and Georgia carry out executions, Oklahoma to begin using nitrogen gas

By Alec Andersen, 17 March 2018

Two successive executions by lethal injection Thursday night followed the announcement that death row prisoners in Oklahoma would soon be killed through asphyxiation.

In name of fighting sex trafficking, US Congress set to pass internet censorship law

By Will Morrow, 17 March 2018

The bill will enable the prosecution of online platforms based on content posted by individual users.

Australian government to push through anti-democratic “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 17 March 2018

Submissions to a parliamentary committee provided chilling examples of how the legislation will eviscerate freedom of political expression and organisation.

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry

By John Braddock, 17 March 2018

Tonga’s autocratic political system is under increasing pressure from the regional powers, Australia and New Zealand, over growing Chinese influence.

Sri Lankan government continues to use draconian terror laws

By Minusha Fernando, 17 March 2018

A Human Rights Watch report reveals that torture and other brutal methods are still in use in Sri Lanka under President Maithripala Sirisena.

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El significado de las protestas de masas estudiantiles en EUA contra la violencia con armas de fuego

Por Genevieve Leigh, 17 marzo 2018

Mientras que los demócratas y la prensa han buscado limitar las protestas al tema del control de armas, hay cuestiones mucho más amplias detrás de la politización de los jóvenes en EUA.

Trump despedirá al consejero de Seguridad Nacional McMaster mientras el cerco personalista se estrecha

Por Eric London, 17 marzo 2018

La presidencia de Donald Trump se parece cada vez menos a una administración presidencial y cada vez más a una camarilla personalista de personas designadas para servir a su líder.

“¡Si tan solo hubieran más mujeres multimillonarias!”—New York Times

Por David Walsh, 17 marzo 2018

La sección de opinión del New York Times destacó un artículo de Susan Chira, la corresponsal y editora senior de temas de género, intitulado “El dinero es poder. Y las mujeres necesitan más de ambos”.

El líder del partido La Izquierda alemán apoya un nuevo ataque contra los inmigrantes

Por Christoph Vandreier, 17 marzo 2018

Sahra Wagenknecht defendió la decisión de Essen Tafel de restringir los donativos de alimentos solo a los ciudadanos alemanes.

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Washington impose des sanctions contre la Russie

Bill Van Auken, 17 mars 2018

Les sanctions contre les cyberattaques présumées et « l’ingérence » russe dans les élections américaines ont eu lieu lorsque Washington a rejoint le Royaume-Uni, la France et l’Allemagne en accusant Moscou d’avoir empoisonné un ancien espion russe.

La portée de la grande manifestation lycéenne contre les violences par armes à feu en Amérique

Genevieve Leigh, 17 mars 2018

Alors que les démocrates et les médias cherchent à limiter les manifestaions à des appels de contrôle des armes à feu, il y a des questions plus importantes qui motivent la politisation des jeunes américains.

Trump va congédier le conseiller à la sécurité nationale McMaster, son cercle personnaliste se resserre

Eric London, 17 mars 2018

La présidence de Donald Trump ressemble de moins en moins à une Administration présidentielle et plutôt une clique personnaliste de personnes nommées au service de leur chef.

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Slowakei: Regierungschef tritt nach Journalistenmord zurück

Markus Salzmann, 17. März 2018

Der brutale Mord an dem Journalisten Jan Kuciak und seiner Verlobten hat in der Slowakei eine Regierungskrise ausgelöst.

Demos gegen Waffengewalt
Die Bedeutung der Schülerproteste in Amerika

Genevieve Leigh, 17. März 2018

Demokraten und Medien verengen die Proteste auf die Forderung nach einem schärferen Waffenrecht. Doch hinter der Politisierung junger Menschen in den USA stecken viel größere Fragen.

Washington verhängt Sanktionen gegen Russland

Bill Van Auken, 17. März 2018

Washington verhängte Sanktionen wegen angeblicher russischer Cyberattacken und der „Einmischung“ in die US-Wahlen. Gleichzeitig machen die USA gemeinsam mit Großbritannien, Frankreich und Deutschland Moskau für den Giftanschlag auf einen ehemaligen russischen Spion verantwortlich.

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 campaign over the Skripal poisoning: An international war provocation

17 March 2018

The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.

Earlier Perspectives »


New York Times chides Trump for insufficient aggression against Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2018

The Times editorial underscore the newspaper’s role as a propaganda organ for leading elements in the US military and intelligence apparatus that are pressing for war.

The CIA takeover of the Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 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.

The CIA Democrats: Part one

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018

Trump to fire National Security Adviser McMaster as personalist circle tightens

By Eric London, 16 March 2018

Seven days in March: The Trump administration and the breakdown of American democracy

The significance of the mass student protests against gun violence in America

By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018

The social and political roots of mass shootings in America

One million students walk out of class to protest gun violence and mass shootings in the US

Pseudo-left groups form new “Victorian Socialists” electoral front in Australia

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 15 March 2018

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

Arts Review

Wonder Wheel: Woody Allen’s latest film—and the campaign to drive him out of the film industry

By Joanne Laurier, 17 March 2018

Woody Allen’s newest film, Wonder Wheel, set in the 1950s, involves four characters whose unhappy lives become entwined in Coney Island—New York’s iconic amusement park.

“A Weinsteinian sex pest”?
In defence of poet Robert Burns: “Ye know, and dare maintain, the Royalty of Man”

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

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 2
The shattering of what’s left of the American Dream: Generation Wealth, Game Girls, Lemonade

By Stefan Steinberg, 16 March 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
The 2018 Berlinale and the #MeToo campaign

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers’ inquiry meeting to announce findings on garbage disaster

By the Independent Workers Inquiry Committee, 17 March 2018

The meeting will discuss the political reasons for last April’s tragedy that killed more than 30 residents from Meethotamulla, a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Colombo.

Australia: SEP meeting discusses government-media campaign over “African gangs”

By our reporters, 17 March 2018

The SEP has led a fight within the working class against the provocative hysteria against young people of African origin.

Workers Struggles

Forty thousand Indian railway workers march on parliament
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

17 March 2018

The workers were protesting against the introduction of a mandatory employee-contribution pension scheme.

New Zealand: Reject the union sellout of Wellington rail workers!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 16 March 2018

Australia: Unions preside over anti-democratic ballot to sell out NSW rail workers

“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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

13 March 2018

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

More on Internet censorship » »

The Grenfell Tower fire

“It’s certainly not going to shut me up”
Grenfell fire: Joe Delaney answers right-wing media witch-hunt

By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2018

Right-wing media launch witch-hunt against Grenfell activist Joe Delaney

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »


Cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

By Bryan Dyne, 15 March 2018

Hawking, who lived much of his life debilitated by Lou Gehrig’s disease, was one of the world’s most significant cosmologists and a renowned popularizer of physics.

WSWS 20th anniversary fund

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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.

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.

An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung

12 March 2018

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

More on US teachers »

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

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