Facebook intensifies censorship ahead of congressional testimony by Zuckerberg

By Andre Damon, 9 April 2018

Zuckerberg announced Friday that his company will “require people who manage large pages to be verified,” i.e., they must provide the company, and by extension the US government, with their real names and locations.

Amid censorship drive, Facebook CEO to testify before Congress

Behind the Facebook data scandal: The drive to censor the Internet

Facebook and Sri Lankan government collaborate on social media censorship

Oklahoma teachers discuss Internet censorship and the unification of workers struggles across the US

Visit wsws.org/endcensorship to register for the April 22 conference "The Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship".

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Trump administration officials try to calm trade war fears

By Nick Beams, 9 April 2018

White House National Trade Council director Peter Navarro underscored the crucial importance of hi-tech development, both for US economic and military supremacy.

China prepares to strike back as US trade war intensifies

Canada’s trade union-backed Liberal government clamps down on steel and aluminum imports

Britain piles on lies to shore up Skripal poisoning accusations against Russia

By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2018

Faced with a devastating exposure of the May government’s concoctions, within the space of a month, the British media is in damage limitation mode.

US sanctions target Russian officials and businessmen

US escalates anti-Russia campaign as contradictions mount in Skripal narrative

Spain responds to German court decision on Puigdemont with threats of stepped-up repression

By Alejandro López, 9 April 2018

The court’s decision is a setback for Madrid, which was confident Puigdemont would be returned to Spain and the possibility of 30 years in jail, with the German government’s tacit agreement.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont released from German prison

As the unions continue talks with the government
French rail workers, students resume strike action against Macron

By Kumaran Ira, 9 April 2018

The trade unions are coordinating with the Macron government to contain the rail workers’ strike movement against the planned privatisation of the French National Railways.

Fifty years after May-June 1968, the class struggle erupts in France

Bogus anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn and Labour reveals its Zionist agenda

By Jean Shaoul, 9 April 2018

The furore over Jewdas confirms that the three-year-long campaign accusing Corbyn of tolerating anti-Semitism is part of an effort to discredit the entire left.

Anti-Semitism accusations against Corbyn aimed at criminalising the left

Isle of Wight Council continues to cut services

By Paul Bond, 9 April 2018

Every aspect of social provision on the island stands as an indictment of the capitalist system.

New York police release video and transcripts from shooting of unarmed man in Brooklyn

By Sandy English, 9 April 2018

In the video compilation, almost no one seems threatened and most people, inches from the man, hardly notice him.

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

More on police violence in America »

Nashville parents, teachers and students decry public school cuts

By Keisha Gibbs and Warren Duzak, 9 April 2018

Public schools in Nashville, Tennessee face cuts to free food programs and elimination of funding to schools with impoverished students.

Lawsuit accuses Washington, D.C. of destroying personal belongings of the homeless

By Harvey Simpkins, 9 April 2018

Plaintiffs allege that their tents, mattresses, food, clothing, electronics and identity documents were either lost or destroyed during numerous city-led clearings of their encampment in 2016 and 2017.

Charities work with UK Home Office to deport rough sleepers

India: Modi government accelerates anti-worker privatization drive

By Kranti Kumara, 9 April 2018

A key aim of the privatization drive is to cut jobs, impose speed-ups, and further erode wages and working conditions, making India more attractive to investors.

Bangladesh garment workers jailed on bogus attempted murder charges

By Wimal Perera, 9 April 2018

The charges follow a series of provocations against workers at the Ashiana Garments plant, south of Dhaka.

Australian tertiary education union imposes cuts to wages and conditions at Murdoch University

By Mike Head, 9 April 2018

Almost half the university’s staff abstained or refused to vote in the postal ballot to accept the NTEU-negotiated agreement.

New in Turkish

Mayıs-Haziran 1968’den 50 yıl sonra Fransa’da sınıf mücadelesi patlıyor

Alex Lantier, 9 Nisan 2018

Mayıs-Haziran 1968’deki Fransa genel grevinden yarım yüzyıl sonra, Fransa’daki sınıf mücadelesi yeni ve patlayıcı bir aşamaya giriyor.

New in Spanish

Cincuenta años desde el mayo-junio de 1968, estalla la lucha de clases en Francia

Por Alex Lantier, 9 abril 2018

Conforme crece la oposición social a los decretos laborales del presidente francés, Emmanuel Macron, la lucha de clases en Europa está entrando en una nueva y explosiva etapa.

China se prepara para contraatacar según la guerra comercial con Estados Unidos se intensifica

Por Nick Beams, 9 abril 2018

En una rueda de prensa en Beijing el viernes por la noche, el portavoz del Ministerio de Comercio de China, Gao Feng, dijo que la movida estadounidense fue “extremadamente inapropiada” y que China prepara una respuesta.

El director ejecutivo de JPMorgan amenaza con alzas de tasas para romper el movimiento por salarios de los trabajadores estadounidenses

Por Barry Grey, 9 abril 2018

El CEO de JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, advirtió sobre el aumento de los salarios y planteó la posibilidad de un fuerte aumento de las tasas de interés para frenar el crecimiento económico y aumentar el desempleo.

Estados Unidos sanciona a funcionarios y empresarios rusos

Por Andre Damon, 9 abril 2018

Aun cuando se resquebraja la narrativa de EUA y Reino Unido sobre el presunto envenenamiento de un exespía ruso, Washington sigue escalando su campaña de provocación contra Rusia.

Antes de las elecciones mexicanas, las compañías de redes sociales y la prensa corporativa lanzan una operación de censura

Por Alex González, 9 abril 2018

La campaña #Verificado2018 fue lanzada supuestamente para proteger a los electores de intervenciones rusas en las próximas elecciones del 1 de julio.

Trump ordena la detención indefinida de inmigrantes en la frontera mientras el despliegue de tropas se cierne a la distancia

Por Eric London, 9 abril 2018

Un memorando publicado viernes en la noche exige asignar “todos los recursos disponibles legalmente para construir, operar, controlar o modificar … instalaciones para detener a inmigrantes”.

New in French

Les cheminots poursuivent la grève contre la privatisation de la SNCF

Kumaran Ira, 9 avril 2018

L’opposition sociale contre le gouvernement Macron se développe alors que les cheminots entament quatrième jour de grève contre la privatisation de la SNCF.

La Chine s’apprête à riposter alors que la guerre commerciale américaine s’intensifie

Nick Beams, 9 avril 2018

Lors d’un point de presse à Pékin vendredi soir, le porte-parole chinois du ministère du commerce, Gao Feng, a dit que l’action américaine était « extremement mauvaise » et que la Chine allait riposter.

Au quatrième jour de la grève de l’Oklahoma, les étudiants soutiennent les enseignants

Jerry White, 9 avril 2018

Alors que la grève de l’Oklahoma entre dans sa cinquième journée, les protestations, les arrêts et les demandes de débrayages à l’échelle de l’État par les enseignants se répandent dans le Kentucky, en Arizona et dans d’autres États.

L’Organisation socialiste internationale couvre la trahison des syndicats dans les grèves des enseignants

Tom Hall, 9 avril 2018

Dans un article récent, l’auteur Lee Sustar de l’ISO appelle les syndicats à travailler avec le pseudo-gauche pour leur fournir une couverture « de gauche ».

Des reporters du WSWS bannis de la page Facebook «Infirmières en mouvement» pour leur critique des syndicats

Louis Girard, 9 avril 2018

Les infirmières au Canada doivent avoir accès à la seule tendance politique qui encourage la formation de comités de base pour mobiliser les travailleurs contre l’austérité capitaliste

Lettre ouverte aux modérateurs de la page Facebook «Infirmières en mouvement»

Louis Girard, 9 avril 2018

«Les travailleurs qui entrent en lutte ont besoin d’avoir accès à un large éventail d’idées et de pouvoir en débattre librement».

Le gouvernement libéral canadien, soutenu par les syndicats, sévit contre les importations d'acier et d'aluminium

Roger Jordan, 9 avril 2018

Les mesures protectionnistes de Trudeau, qui viennent renforcer la guerre de tarifs imposée par Trump, incluent des initiatives corporatistes qui visent à accroitre l'intégration des syndicats avec les grandes entreprises et l'État.

New in German

50 Jahre nach Mai-Juni 1968: Rückkehr des Klassenkampfs in Frankreich

Alex Lantier, 9. April 2018

Mit dem wachsenden Widerstand gegen die Arbeitsmarktdekrete des französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron tritt der Klassenkampf in Europa in eine neue, explosive Phase ein.

Der soziale und politische Hintergrund der Amokfahrt von Münster

Christoph Vandreier, 9. April 2018

Auch wenn Hinweise auf persönliche Motive für die Tat hindeuten, können Verbindungen ins rechtsextreme Milieu nicht ausgeschlossen werden. In jedem Fall wirft die schreckliche Tat ein Schlaglicht auf eine zunehmend brutalisierte Gesellschaft.

USA verhängen Sanktionen gegen russische Regierungsvertreter und Unternehmer

Andre Damon, 9. April 2018

Obwohl sich das amerikanisch-britische Narrativ vom Giftanschlag auf einen ehemaligen russischen Spion in Großbritannien als Lüge entpuppt, verschärft Washington seine provokative Kampagne gegen Russland.

Rechtsruck im deutschen Bildungsbürgertum
Die „Gemeinsame Erklärung“, Die Zeit und Jörg Baberowski

Christoph Vandreier, 9. April 2018

In einer Situation, in der sich die sozialen Gegensätze verschärfen und die Bundesregierung zum Militarismus zurückkehrt, schwenkt das deutsche Bildungsbürgertum nach rechts.

Vor Gesprächen mit Nordkorea:
USA und Südkorea veranstalten Militärmanöver

Andre Damon, 9. April 2018

Der Umfang der gemeinsamen Übungen hat sich zwar verringert, doch sie werden trotzdem mehr als 300.000 Soldaten und hochmoderne Waffen umfassen, während sich die Spannungen auf der koreanischen Halbinsel verschärfen.

New in Russian

Учитель из Северной Калифорнии была отправлена в вынужденный отпуск после проведения в классе дискуссии о школьных акциях протеста

Дэн Конвей, 7 апреля 2018 г.

Учитель истории в средней школе города Роклин Джулианна Бензел была подвергнута наказанию после проведения на уроке дискуссии о протестах против массовых расстрелов в американских школах.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Саммит Клинтона-Ельцина разрабатывает план распродажи российской экономики

7 апреля 2018 г.

4 апреля 1993 года на саммите, проведенном в канадском Ванкувере, президент США Билл Клинтон выразил свою полную политическую поддержку российскому президенту Борису Ельцину. Одновременно он предложил более 1 миллиарда долларов помощи в обмен на гарантии разграбления того, что осталось от общественного богатства Советского Союза.

New in Norwegian

Protestene mot skoleskytinger og veksten av klassekampen

Joseph Kishore, 24 March 2018

Den samtidige utviklingen av en bevegelse blant arbeidere og skoleungdom varsler et vesentlig utbrudd av sosial konflikt og klassekamp i USA og internasjonalt.

Russland etter valget: Rop om «reformer» og forhandlinger med imperialistmaktene blir høyere innen oligarkiet

Clara Weiss, 24 March 2018

Det russiske oligarkiet ser Putins valgseier først og fremst som en styrking av sin stilling i de desperate forsøkene på å få en forhandlingsløsning med amerikansk og europeisk imperialisme.

USA truer Kina med handelskrig

Nick Beams, 23 March 2018

Trump-administrasjonen har foreslått investeringsforbud rettet mot 10 viktige kinesiske bransjer og har utarbeidet en liste over mer enn 1000 produkter som kan rammes.

Tyske Bundestag følger ytrehøyrekursen til Alternative für Deutschland

Peter Schwarz, 23 March 2018

Det sentrale tema i Bundestag-debatten om det nye regjeringsprogrammet var avgrensning og deportasjon av flyktninger.

En WSWS-analyse fra innledningen av Putins første presidentperiode
Politiske og historiske årsaker for Russlands angrep på Tsjetsjenia

Redaksjonsrådet, 17 January 2000

Denne artikkelen publiserte WSWS for atten år siden og den postes i kontekst av det nylig avholdte presidentvalget i Russland. Mye vann har rent i havet, men innhold og analyse står ved lag.

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Perspective

CIA stages gas attack pretext for Syria escalation

9 April 2018

The rhetoric of the Trump administration indicates that preparations are being made by the Pentagon for stepped-up military operations in Syria.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Unions seek to hijack, shut down Oklahoma teachers strike as support for expanded struggle grows

By the Socialist Equality Party, 9 April 2018

As the strike by tens of thousands of Oklahoma teachers and support staff enters its second week, workers face a critical crossroads.

International Socialist Organization covers for union treachery in the teachers’ strikes

New York City bus drivers support striking Oklahoma teachers

Build rank-and-file committees to unite with teachers in Arizona and Kentucky!
Mobilize the working class behind striking Oklahoma educators!

More on US teachers »

Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms

By Eric London, 7 April 2018

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution

By Andre Damon, 6 April 2018

Google workers demand end to company’s involvement in drone murder

JPMorgan CEO threatens rate hikes to break wages movement by US workers

By Barry Grey, 7 April 2018

The New York Times on race and class
What determines social mobility in America?
Part two

By Eric London, 6 April 2018

The New York Times on race and class: What determines social mobility in America?
Part one

Fifty years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

7 April 2018

Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.

Arts Review

Restored version of Fassbinder’s working class drama Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day showing in US

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 9 April 2018

The result is surprisingly optimistic and confident, not what one might have expected from Fassbinder, known for his emotionally dark, harsh and even cynical films.

Japanese animation filmmaker Isao Takahata, director of Grave of the Fireflies, dies at 82

By Elle Chapman and David Walsh, 7 April 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 8
Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931): Two films dealing with the workers movement

By Bernd Reinhardt, 6 April 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
A fresh look at German cinema in the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933)

Babylon Berlin: A lavish television series about 1920s’ Germany

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

By David Walsh, 4 April 2018

25 years ago: Riots erupt after ANC leader assassinated in South Africa

On April 10, 1993, Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party of South Africa and the Umkhonto we Sizwe militia arm of the African National Congress, was gunned down outside his home in the racially-mixed suburb of Boksburg.

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50 years ago: Student demonstrations, street fighting, in West Germany after failed assassination

On April 11, 1968, the near-killing of West German radical student youth leader Alfred Willi Rudolf “Rudi” Dutschke by an anti-communist gunman caused an eruption of demonstrations and fighting across West Germany.

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75 years ago: Nazis carry out mass murder of Jews in modern-day Ukraine

On April 9, 1943, Nazi officials at the Zborow concentration camp in Eastern Poland carried out a mass killing of Jewish workers, children and the elderly. An estimated 2,300 people were shot to death of the first day of the massacre, followed by further murders throughout the week.

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100 years ago: Germany occupies Helsinki, crushes Finnish revolution

On April 12, 1918, thousands of German soldiers, moving from land and sea, attacked the Finnish capital of Helsinki and moved to crush the Red Guards and militant workers that had, in the preceding months, led the Finnish Revolution.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Chicago Ford workers speak out against treatment of temporary part-timers

By Marcus Day and Jessica Goldstein, 9 April 2018

Ford Chicago Assembly Plant workers raised questions over the UAW’s claim that 224 temporary part-time workers will be converted to full-time.

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Ahead of Mexican elections, social media companies, corporate press launch censorship operation

By Alex González, 5 April 2018

Oklahoma teacher: “With social media we can organize without somebody telling us what to do”

As striking teachers in the US are using social media to communicate across state boundaries, the ruling class is censoring the Internet.

Visit wsws.org/endcensorship to register for the April 22 conference “The Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship.”

Journalists, filmmakers, artists demand end to persecution of Julian Assange

2 April 2018

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

“The people are behind you!”
Students, faculty and staff at University of Michigan oppose persecution of Julian Assange

April 8, public meeting in Chennai, India
Oppose Internet censorship! Defend freedom of speech!

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

More on Internet censorship » »

Socialist Equality Party

Halt the thuggery of non-academic union bureaucrats against WSWS reporters

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 4 April 2018

A WSWS journalist and photographer was violently attacked by union officials at a meeting of striking non-academic employees in the Colombo suburbs on March 27.

SEP 2018 election campaign

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

3 April 2018

David Moore, SEP candidate for the US Senate, and Kevin Mitchell, SEP candidate in the 51st Congressional District, will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in California and around the world.

New dates in Newark and Tracy
Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

3 April 2018

Workers Struggles

Windsor, Ontario casino workers strike after voting down sellout deal

By Carl Bronski, 7 April 2018

Strikes by railway workers and aircrews paralyze France

By our correspondents, 4 April 2018

Teachers across the UK vote for industrial action

By Thomas Scripps, 4 April 2018

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents draw connection between Grenfell and Kemerovo fires

By our reporters, 7 April 2018

UK: Grenfell fire inquiry withholds vital evidence from the bereaved and survivors

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Education Fightback Forum

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds online meeting for education workers and students

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Education Fightback forum hears special needs teacher: “A 30 percent increase in class size with the same level of staffing”

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Education Fightback forum:UK lecturer speaks on casualisation of Higher Education sector

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Donate to support coverage of mass rallies!

The WSWS and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organized real-time social media news coverage of the mass rallies against the epidemic of school shootings in the US, and provided a political perspective for a new generation of workers and young people entering into political life.

Donate now so that we can continue this work!

Protest Against School Shootings in the US

Tens of thousands protest mass shootings in New York, Michigan, Boston and the southern United States

By Tom Hall, 27 March 2018

“This can be turned around by people who want to build a new society”
California: Protesters denounce war and social inequality

By our reporters, 27 March 2018

“I am motivated to make that change for our future generations”
Students, youth speak about war, inequality at DC March for Our Lives rally

“No more wars, no more violence!”
Over 80,000 youth and students in Chicago protest against mass violence

The international significance of the March for Our Lives demonstrations

By Eric London, 26 March 2018

The protests against school shootings and the growth of the class struggle

Now available from Mehring Books
New pamphlet: The social and political roots of mass shootings in America

By Shannon Jones, 24 March 2018

There is a growing awareness that something is deeply amiss with the present social order.

NHS Fightback

NHS FightBack: Reject health trade unions’ sellout NHS pay deal!

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party, 23 March 2018

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History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.

The CIA and the Democratic Party

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
Introduction

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018

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.

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.