Middle East teeters on brink of region-wide war after US withdrawal from Iran deal

By Jordan Shilton, 10 May 2018

After Israeli war planes targeted Iranian personnel in Syria for the third time in less than a month, Iranian Quds forces reportedly launched rockets into northern Israel.

Washington and Tel Aviv lurching toward a war with Iran

No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

European powers condemn Trump’s cancellation of Iran nuclear treaty

By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 10 May 2018

Trump’s scrapping of the 2015 treaty has revealed deep and explosive divisions between Washington and its imperialist allies in Europe.

Trump torpedoes Iran nuclear accord

North Korea releases American prisoners ahead of summit with Trump

By James Cogan, 10 May 2018

Trump hailed the release as another step forward in his administration’s push to bring North Korea under US influence.

Ford Flat Rock plant injury highlights deadly conditions for US workers

By Jerry White, 10 May 2018

The injured worker, identified by co-workers as Lynn Hagood, had her legs crushed by heavy machinery after falling into a pit on the trim and final assembly line.

“This is the deadliest plant I’ve ever worked in”
Injured Flat Rock Ford worker was shifted to dangerous job with almost no training

Two injured in massive fire, explosion at Michigan auto parts plant

More on autoworkers struggles »

Google, Amazon assist in blocking encrypted communications

By Will Morrow, 10 May 2018

Google and Amazon are assisting authoritarian governments in the Middle East aligned with Washington to censor the Internet and prevent the use of encrypted communications by their populations.

“Do you work your best when you work for peanuts?” ask Pueblo teachers
First teachers’ strike in Colorado since 1994 now in third day

By Bill Kidd and Nancy Hanover, 10 May 2018

Pueblo, Colorado teachers continue their strike as District 60 begins opening schools.

Educators’ struggle in US continues in aftermath of union betrayal in Arizona

Republican reactionaries, CIA Democrats win primary nominations

By Patrick Martin, 10 May 2018

Democratic and Republican nominees were chosen Tuesday for three governorships, three Senate seats, and 41 congressional districts.

University of California three-day strike ends without any resolution for workers

By Kayla Costa, 10 May 2018

The health and service workers now face the efforts of the union to isolate their struggle and push a sellout contract.

More than 50,000 UC workers on strike
For a political movement of the entire working class against inequality and capitalism!

Sympathy strike expands University of California picket lines

US drug executives testify before Congress on opioid crisis

By Brian Dixon, 10 May 2018

The drug company heads shed crocodile tears over the opioid epidemic they helped create, including by shipping large numbers of opioids to pill mills in West Virginia.

Australian High Court citizenship ruling disqualifies five more MPs

By Mike Head, 10 May 2018

The ruling takes to a new level a purge of parliament to clear out anyone lacking “unqualified allegiance” to Australia.

Argentine financial crisis could signal broader turbulence

By Nick Beams, 10 May 2018

Countries with high debts are coming under pressure because of rising interest rates and an appreciation in the value of the US dollar.

Argentina to make new IMF agreement amid growing social discontent

By Eric London, 10 May 2018

An estimated 75 percent of Argentinians oppose the move, which takes place alongside broadening strikes among teachers and other workers.

House of Lords Brexit revolt hits Conservatives and Labour

By Paul Mitchell, 10 May 2018

Theresa May’s Conservative government suffered another defeat in the House of Lords on Tuesday, as peers voted for an amendment to the European Union withdrawal bill.

New in Arabic

لينين ، تروتسكي وماركسية ثورة أكتوبر

دافيد نورث, ١٨ آذار مارس ٢٠١٨

هذا نص المحاضرة التي ألقاها دافيد نورث، رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية ورئيس حزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في جامعة لايبزيغ في ألمانيا في 16 مارس .

New in Spanish

Trump hunde acuerdo nuclear con Irán

Por Keith Jones, 10 mayo 2018

En su descabellada y desastrosa campaña para afianzar su hegemonía global, el imperialismo estadounidense, al igual que el régimen nazi, está firmando acuerdos diplomáticos solo para romperlos cuando sea conveniente.

La Casa Blanca y ex jefes de inteligencia imponen a una veterana torturadora como directora de la CIA

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 mayo 2018

Con una audiencia pública en el Senado prevista para el miércoles, los simpatizantes de Gina Haspel para el cargo de directora de la CIA aducen que su papel en el programa de tortura de la agencia tiene más peso que sus antecedentes anti-rusos.

Funcionarios de ICE irrumpen en una casa en San Diego para detener a un trabajador inmigrante delante de sus cinco hijos

Por Kevin Martinez y Genevieve Leigh, 10 mayo 2018

Un inmigrante de San Diego fue detenido por la fuerza por oficiales armados de ICE tras irrumpir en su casa el martes por la tarde mientras sus cinco hijos miraban.

Más de 50.000 trabajadores de UC en huelga
¡Por un movimiento político de toda la clase trabajadora contra la desigualdad y el capitalismo!

Por David Moore, 10 mayo 2018

La huelga de trabajadores de la universidad en California es parte de una oelada creciente de luchas obreras en torno a la educación y la sanidad.

Desafiando a los sindicatos, los trabajadores de Air France votan para rechazar el contrato

Por Alex Lantier, 10 mayo 2018

Los trabajadores desafiaron no solo las amenazas de Air France y el gobierno, sino además las de los burócratas sindicales, que exigían que aprobaran el contrato.

Facebook censura el grupo del comité de base de los educadores de Arizona

Por Jerry White, 10 mayo 2018

Facebook ha inhabilitado el grupo Comité de Base de los Educadores de Arizona, que ofrecía un foro para que los docentes se opusieran a la traición de sus luchas por parte de los sindicatos.

La restauración capitalista en Rusia: un balance histórico
Parte II: ¿Qué pasó con la huelga de mineros?

Por Clara Weiss, 10 mayo 2018

En esta serie de artículos revisamos las lecciones de la huelga de los mineros soviéticos de 1989 y la restauración capitalista en Rusia.

La importancia global del resurgimiento de la lucha de clases en los Estados Unidos

Por Jerry White, 10 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado en el Rally internacional en línea del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional (CICI) en mayo de 2018 por Jerry White, editor laboral del World Socialist Web Site.

New in Turkish

Trump İran nükleer anlaşmasını baltaladı

Keith Jones, 10 Mayıs 2018

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump, dün, Amerika’nın İran nükleer anlaşmasından çekildiğini, İran’a felç edici ekonomik yaptırımları yeniden uygulayacağını duyurdu.

ABD’deki eğitimcilerin mücadelesi devam ediyor

Jerry White, 10 Mayıs 2018

Acil görev, ABD’de ve dünya çapında, işçi sınıfının her kesimi içinde sosyalist bir siyasi önderlik geliştirmektir.

Avrupa’da militarizme ve aşırı sağa karşı mücadele

Peter Schwarz, 10 Mayıs 2018

Aşağıdaki konuşma, DEUK’un Sekreteri ve Almanya şubesinin önde gelen bir üyesi olan Peter Schwarz tarafından 1 Mayıs toplantısında yapıldı.

New in French

Trump torpille l'accord sur le nucléaire iranien

Keith Jones, 10 mai 2018

Dans sa course à l'hégémonie mondiale irresponsable et ruineuse, l'impérialisme américain, comme le régime nazi, ne fait des accords diplomatiques que pour les rompre quand il le juge opportun.

Défiant les syndicats, les travailleurs d'Air France votent pour rejeter le contrat

Alex Lantier, 10 mai 2018

Les travailleurs ont défié non seulement les menaces d’Air France et du gouvernement, mais aussi celles des bureaucrates syndicaux qui avaient exigé qu’ils approuvent le contrat.

New in Russian

Троцкизм — это марксизм XXI века

Джозеф Кишор, 9 мая 2018 г.

Пятый ежегодный Первомайский онлайновый митинг МКЧИ продемонстрировал, что преемственность марксизма воплощена в истории Четвертого Интернационала.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Германский империализм создает марионеточные режимы на Украине и в Финляндии

9 мая 2018 г.

В конце апреля — начале мая 1918 года германская военная интервенция приводит к созданию вассальных государств на Украине и в Финляндии, во главе которых встают правые националисты.

New in German

Eine Antwort an einen Verfechter des „iranischen islamischen Sozialismus“
Der Kampf gegen den Imperialismus und für die Arbeitermacht im Iran

Keith Jones, 10. Mai 2018

Die Geschichte Irans und der globale Kampf gegen den Imperialismus zeigen, dass eine lebensfähige antiimperialistische Strategie nur auf der unabhängigen politischen Mobilisierung der Arbeiterklasse im Gegensatz zu allen Fraktionen der Bourgeoisie beruhen kann.

Opel-Arbeiter im Gespräch mit der WSWS:
„IG Metall und Betriebsrat verteidigen uns nicht“

Marianne Arens, 10. Mai 2018

Der Sanierungsplan, den PSA-Konzern, Opel-Vorstand und IG Metall-Betriebsrat durchsetzen, bedeutet für die Opel-Arbeiter Stellenstreichungen, Werksschließungen, Kurzarbeit, Lohnverzicht und gnadenlose Arbeitshetze.

Trump torpediert Atomabkommen mit dem Iran

Keith Jones, 10. Mai 2018

Wie schon das NS-Regime trifft auch der US-Imperialismus in seinem rücksichtslosen Streben nach Weltherrschaft diplomatische Vereinbarungen nur, um sie bei passender Gelegenheit wieder zu brechen.

US-Lehrerstreik: Facebook zensiert die Gruppe „Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee“

Jerry White, 10. Mai 2018

Facebook hat die Gruppe „Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee“ gesperrt, die den Lehrern als Forum diente, um sich gegen den Verrat der Gewerkschaften zur Wehr zu setzen.

Die Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter und das Wiederaufleben des Klassenkampfes in Südasien

Wije Dias, 10. Mai 2018

Wije Dias, Generalsekretär der srilankischen Sektion des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale (IKVI) und seit mehr als 50 Jahren Mitglied der trotzkistischen Bewegung, sprach aus Colombo zur internationalen Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI.

New in Norwegian

Femti år etter mai-juni 1968 bryter klassekampen ut i Frankrike

Alex Lantier, 9 April 2018

Med den voksende motstanden mot den franske presidenten Emmanuel Macrons arbeidsdekreter går klassekampen i Europa inn i et nytt og eksplosivt stadium.

Kina forbereder mottiltak mens den amerikanske handelskrigen intensiveres

Nick Beams, 9 April 2018

På en briefing med journalister i Beijing fredag kveld sa Gao Feng, det kinesiske handelsdepartementets talsmann, at USAs trekk var «ekstremt feil», og at Kina forbereder mottrekk.

JPMorgans adm. dir. truer med renteøkning for å bryte amerikanske arbeideres lønnsbevegelse

Barry Grey, 9 April 2018

Jamie Dimon, administrerende direktør for JPMorgan, advarte om økende lønninger og pekte på muligheten for en kraftig renteheving for å bremse den økonomiske veksten og øke ledigheten.

Sosialmediene og foretakspressen lanserer sensurtiltak før valgene i Mexico

Alex Gonzáles, 9 April 2018

#Verificado2018-kampanjen ble lansert angivelig for å beskytte velgerne mot russisk innblanding i de kommende generalvalgene den 1. juli.

New in Italian

No alla Terza Guerra Mondiale! Per la costruzione di un movimento socialista contro la guerra!

Dichiarazione della redazione editoriale del World Socialist Web Site, 26 aprile 2018

L’assalto da parte delle potenze imperialiste sulla Siria è solo il preludio di un conflitto più ampio e sanguinoso contro Iran, Russia e Cina.

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Perspective

US Senate pays homage to CIA torturer

10 May 2018

Gina Haspel, nominated by Trump to head the CIA, defended her intimate role in the torture of detainees as “lawful” at her Senate confirmation hearing.

Earlier Perspectives »

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

The role of the youth in the fight for socialism

By Genevieve Leigh, 10 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Genevieve Leigh, a leading member of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in the US.

The laws of capitalism and the breakdown of the global economy

By Nick Beams, 10 May 2018

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Nick Beams, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture “Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution” that was delivered by David North at the University of Leipzig in Germany in March.

Commentary

Labour’s John McDonnell mounts Stalinist platform to misrepresent Marx

By Thomas Scripps, 10 May 2018

Labour’s John McDonnell is very aware that the political temper of workers and young people to whom Jeremy Corbyn is appealing is militant, anti-austerity and often anti-capitalist.

Billionaire Bloomberg and union chief Weingarten join forces to undermine teachers’ struggle

By Fred Mazelis and Steve Light, 9 May 2018

“It is like being tortured in your mind and your body for 10 hours a night”
Injured Amazon worker describes high-tech dystopia inside Texas warehouse

By Tom Carter, 8 May 2018

Report: Amazon and Tesla among most dangerous workplaces in the US

More on Amazon »

Dozens of classes without teachers at Flint, Michigan, high school

By Genevieve Leigh and Sam Wayne, 8 May 2018

More on US teachers »

Oppose the brutal police crackdown on refugees in Germany

By Christoph Vandreier, 9 May 2018

Workers Struggles

India: Tamil Nadu government arrests hundreds of protesting teachers and public sector workers

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 10 May 2018

The demonstrators’ main demand is for the scrapping of a regressive new pension system.

The way forward for New Zealand nurses: Break from the unions! Unite the working class against the Labour government!

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 10 May 2018

The fight by nurses and other health workers for decent wages and conditions must be consciously directed against the Labour Party government and the pro-capitalist trade unions.

14,000 AT&T Midwest workers still without a contract

By Samuel Davidson, 10 May 2018

More than three weeks after the April 14 deadline, the CWA is keeping AT&T workers on the job despite the telecom giant’s demands for sweeping concessions.

NYC New School worker-students strike against poverty wages

By Alan Whyte, 9 May 2018

Ontario Liberals attempt to legislate end to York University strike

By Roger Jordan, 9 May 2018

Strike breaks out at Goodyear factory in central Mexico

By Alex González, 9 May 2018

Defying the trade unions, Air France workers vote to reject contract

By Alex Lantier, 8 May 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018

Unite the working class against police killings!

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

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

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

Arts Review

Christian Petzold’s Transit: The condition of refugees as hell on earth

By Stefan Sternberg, 9 May 2018

Is The Changeover just Twilight set in New Zealand?

By Tom Peters, 8 May 2018

The hypocritical, cowardly expulsion of Roman Polanski from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1977 victim Samantha Geimer: It’s “an ugly and cruel action”

By David Walsh, 7 May 2018

Tully, A Quiet Place, You Were Never Really Here: Every poor film is poor in its own way

Unequivocally, FOR Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and AGAINST Avengers: Infinity War

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Sri Lanka’s National Defence University Act! No privatisation of education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship

By our reporters, 5 May 2018

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”

By our correspondents, 5 May 2018

Despite government ban, Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful May Day meeting

By our correspondents, 3 May 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Report shows NSA tripled its domestic surveillance operations in 2017

By E.P. Milligan, 7 May 2018

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

By Andre Damon, 25 April 2018

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2018

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 »

25 years ago: Man executed after Supreme Court rules it “does not correct errors of fact”

On May 12, 1993, at 4:49 a.m., Leonel Herrera was executed in Huntsville, Texas, after Governor Ann Richards refused a last-minute appeal for clemency and the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that new evidence that might exonerate him was irrelevant.

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50 years ago: General strike in France backs student protests

After two weeks of demonstrations and strikes by French college and high school students, which had witnessed pitched battles on the streets of Paris with police, the most powerful social force in France began to make its presence felt: the working class.

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75 years ago: Axis powers suffer final defeat in North Africa

On May 13, 1943, the remaining German and Italian forces in Tunisia surrendered to British and US troops, marking the end of the North African campaign, a three-year series of battles for control over the geo-strategically critical and resource-rich region.

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100 years ago: Wilson administration circulates “German-Bolshevik conspiracy” slander

On May 9, 1918, Edgar Sisson, an agent of the US propaganda bureaucracy known as the Committee on Public Information (CPI), circulated the first of 68 forged Russian documents that came to form the pamphlet The German-Bolshevik Conspiracy.

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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.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

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.

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.