Trump, risking trade war, signs off on steel and aluminium tariffs

By Nick Beams, 9 March 2018

Trump’s tariff announcement expresses the turn by the United States to the types of protectionist measures that characterised the 1930s Great Depression.

Trade conflict heats up

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

By Jerry White, 9 March 2018

In the aftermath of the nine-day strike by West Virginia teachers, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said that the unions are necessary to contain opposition.

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.

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

Jersey City teachers poised to strike

By Mark Ferretti, 9 March 2018

The rising cost of health benefits is making life in Jersey City less affordable for teachers, who are closer to a strike than they have been in 20 years.

Reject the sellout on tuition waivers—for free higher education for all
Striking Illinois grad students speak out against attacks on higher education

By Andy Thompson and Jessica Goldstein, 9 March 2018

The Graduate Employees Organization is desperately trying to shut-down the strike of 2,700 graduate student workers at the University of Illinois.

Trump accepts North Korean offer of talks, on US terms

By James Cogan, 9 March 2018

The Pyongyang regime’s decades-long perspective has been to reach an accommodation with US imperialism and the South Korean ruling class.

Anger mounts over video of police beating unarmed man in North Carolina

By Alec Andersen, 9 March 2018

Although the beating of Johnnie Rush occurred in August, the public was not informed until police body camera footage was leaked to a local newspaper this week.

Democrats embrace major cut in corporate taxes

By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018

The Democrats’ endorsement of Trump’s tax cuts follows the vote by a large number of Senate Democrats to loosen the weak regulations on major banks enacted after the 2008 Wall Street crash.

Mental health crisis descends on Puerto Rico’s working class

By Ali Abu Elhassan, 9 March 2018

Suicides have increased by 30 percent on the island of Puerto Rico since Hurricane María made landfall almost six months ago.

Money paid to college basketball players reveals the profit greed of the NCAA

By Alan Gilman, 9 March 2018

The widespread corruption that has become the norm in college basketball shows how its unpaid “student-athletes” have been exploited by a multibillion-dollar enterprise.

Turkish government escalates crackdown on opposition as toll of Afrin invasion mounts

By Halil Celik, 9 March 2018

More than 200 Turkish journalists are behind bars, while another 2,500 have lost their jobs following a media purge by the Erdogan government.

Israel imprisons Eritrean asylum seekers who refuse deportation orders

By Jean Shaoul, 9 March 2018

Netanyahu announced that Israel is seeking to expel at least 600 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers each month, a total of 7,200 a year, and 20,000 by 2020.

French ruling class promotes memoirs of neo-fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen

By Francis Dubois, 9 March 2018

As French imperialism prepares for new wars, a vast operation is underway to rehabilitate the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime and France’s colonial war in Algeria.

Corbyn opposes Momentum leader Jon Lansman’s bid for Labour’s general secretary post

By Julie Hyland, 9 March 2018

Far from marking a breach in the bureaucratic apparatus, the contest between two supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn underscores the anti-democratic, right-wing character of Labour.

Dozens of fatalities during European cold snap

By Tom Pearce and Robert Stevens, 9 March 2018

According to reports, more than 60 people, including many homeless people, have perished across the continent, with 29 dying in Poland alone.

New in Italian

Perché l’estrema destra ha vinto in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 9 marzo 2018

Decadi di austerità e attacchi ai diritti democratici da parte della “sinistra” ufficiale, coadiuvata e favorita dai suoi apologeti di pseudo-sinistra, hanno prodotto una vittoria elettorale dell’estrema destra.

New in Turkish

Batı Virginia öğretmenler grevinin dersleri

Jerry White ve Joseph Kishore, 9 Mart 2018

Öğretmenler, eyalet meclisinden geçen sendika destekli anlaşmanın şartlarına yönelik artan öfkenin ortasında, tüm eyalette işe döndüler.

İtalya’da neden aşırı sağ kazandı

Peter Schwarz, 9 Mart 2018

İtalya, Avrupa ve uluslararası işçi sınıfının devrimci potansiyelini harekete geçirmek için, artık her şey Marksist bir partinin inşa edilmesine bağlıdır.

Grevi yaymak için taban komiteleri kurun!
Batı Virginia öğretmenleri için ileriye giden yol

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (ABD), 9 Mart 2018

Grev, şu en temel siyasi soruyu gündeme getirmektedir: Toplumsal ve ekonomik politikayı kimin çıkarları belirleyecek?

Batı Virginia öğretmen sendikaları greve son vermek için satış anlaşmasını dayattı

Will Morrow, 9 Mart 2018

Sendikaların onayladığı ve bir zafer olduğunu iddia ettiği anlaşma, 33.000 okul çalışanının cesur mücadelesine bir ihanettir.

Britanya’daki öğretim üyeleri Batı Virginia’daki öğretmenleri destekliyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 9 Mart 2018

WSWS muhabirleri, bu haftaki dört günlük grevin ilk iki gününde, Britanya’da grevde olan öğretim üyeleri ve diğer üniversite çalışanlarıyla konuştular.

New in French

Google admet collaborer au programme américain illégal d’assassinats par drones

Andre Damon, 9 mars 2018

L’implication de l’entreprise dans le programme d’ «assassinats ciblés» démontre son rôle essentiel dans les attaques du gouvernement américain contre les droits démocratiques.

Les leçons de la grève des enseignants de Virginie-Occidentale

Jerry White et Joseph Kishore, 9 mars 2018

La répression de la grève est le résultat des efforts délibérés des syndicats pour empêcher que la lutte des enseignants ne se transforme en un mouvement de toute la classe ouvrière contre le système capitaliste.

Les conflits commerciaux s’intensifient

Nick Beams, 9 mars 2018

L’Union européenne espère éviter les mesures tarifaires de Trump, mais lors d’une conférence de presse, Trump s’en est pris à l’UE directement.

L’«ingérence» étrangère dans les élections à la façon impérialiste yankee

Bill Van Auken, 9 mars 2018

Avec toute la campagne hystérique menée par les démocrates et les médias à propos d’une prétendue «ingérence» russe dans les élections américaines, qui prête attention aux activités des États-Unis au sud de leur frontière?

New in German

Lehren aus dem Lehrerstreik in West Virginia

Von Jerry White und Joseph Kishore, 9. März 2018

Die Gewerkschaften haben den Lehrerstreik vorsätzlich unterdrückt, weil sie verhindern wollten, dass er sich zu einer Bewegung der ganzen Arbeiterklasse gegen das kapitalistische System entwickelt.

Handelskrieg verschärft sich

Von Nick Beams, 9. März 2018

Am Donnerstag verhängte US-Präsident Donald Trump Strafzölle auf Stahl und Aluminium. Auf einer Pressekonferenz machte Trump jedoch deutlich, dass die Maßnahmen vor allem gegen die EU gerichtet sind.

Hohe Haftstrafen im Prozess gegen die Gruppe Freital

Von Dietmar Henning, 9. März 2018

Das Oberlandesgericht Dresden verurteilte Mitglieder der „Gruppe Freital“, die Sprengstoffanschlägen auf Flüchtlingsunterkünfte und politische Gegner verübt hatte, wegen der Bildung einer terroristischen Vereinigung zu langen Haftstrafen.

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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Perspective

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

9 March 2018

The #MeToo movement, with its demand for greater diversity in boardrooms and movie studios, has ignored the disastrous social conditions facing the great majority of the world’s women.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Video

“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.

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.

Commentary

The CIA Democrats: Part three
From the State Department to Capitol Hill

By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018

The Democratic Party is seeking to be not only the party for the Pentagon and CIA, but the party of the Pentagon and CIA.

Jacobin, International Socialist Organization claim “victory” in West Virginia teachers sellout

By Eric London, 9 March 2018

Jacobin and the ISO’s role in the West Virginia teachers strike is an instructive example of how the pseudo-left stifles working-class opposition and directs it behind the trade unions and Democratic Party.

More on US teachers »

Google admits collaboration with illegal US drone murder program

By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

By Mike Head, 8 March 2018

The lawless frontier of the #MeToo campaign

By Richard Hoffman, 7 March 2018

The New York Times procures salacious details of “gray-zone sex”

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

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

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

By David Walsh, 9 March 2018

Ianucci’s new film about the demise of the gravedigger of the Russian Revolution is not so much maliciously anticommunist as it is, above all, historically clueless.

Ursula K. Le Guin: Prominent science fiction and fantasy writer (1929-2018)

By Sandy English, 8 March 2018

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

By Barry Grey, 7 March 2018

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

By David Walsh, 6 March 2018

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

By Fred Mazelis, 5 March 2018

Workers Struggles

Tension high in Zimbabwe as doctors begin national strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

9 March 2018

Civil servants in Zimbabwe are threatening to strike over poverty wages as doctors continue a national walkout over unpaid wages and shortages of supplies.

As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
Striking West Virginia Frontier telecom workers speak out

By our reporters, 8 March 2018

West Virginia telecommunications workers continue strike, support teachers

“The issues we are facing are not just related to university teachers, but affect the entire working class”
An interview with a striking York University contract faculty member

By our reporter, 8 March 2018

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

By Nancy Hanover, 7 March 2018

Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks

By Saman Gunadasa, 6 March 2018

Unifor scuttles Windsor auto parts strikes

By Carl Bronski, 6 March 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK), 8 March 2018

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

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

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

History

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”

More on Internet censorship » »

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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.