Unarmed youth shot down in Detroit suburb as US police killings continue

By Tom Hall, 15 May 2018

A recent study found that victims of police shootings lost more than 100,000 years of life from their average life expectancies in 2015 and 2016, rivaling meningitis and other diseases.

North Carolina police officer assaults man at Waffle House

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Election result in Iraq portends further political and social conflict

By James Cogan, 15 May 2018

No grouping of parties has won anywhere near the support needed to form a government.

Deals by unions to end US teacher strikes funded by regressive taxes, more budget cuts

By Nancy Hanover, 15 May 2018

The meager pay raises and funding increases in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, hailed as “victories” by the unions and their supporters, will be funded through new attacks on workers.

On eve of teachers’ protests in North Carolina and South Carolina
Profits, stock buybacks soar, but “no money” for wages or school books

“Teachers across this country need to organize a national strike”
A letter from an Arizona teacher

How Jacobin and the ISO assisted in the betrayal of the Arizona teachers’ strike

Flint high school teachers criticize deteriorating working conditions

By Genevieve Leigh and Sam Wayne, 15 May 2018

Multiple educators reported that Southwestern Academy high school has held dozens of classes without teachers for months at a time over the course of the current school year.

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

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Two Senate Democrats assure Haspel’s confirmation as CIA director

By Patrick Martin, 15 May 2018

Joe Donnelly of Indiana joined Joe Manchin of West Virginia to give the former torture supervisor a seemingly unassailable margin in the Senate.

US Senate pays homage to CIA torturer

Military coup against a Corbyn Labour government discussed by Daily Telegraph

By Robert Stevens, 15 May 2018

That a military coup is again under serious consideration puts paid to the illusions assiduously cultivated by Corbyn and his apologists that a Labour government led by him will inaugurate a new period of reforms.

German militarization and Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal

By Johannes Stern, 15 May 2018

Following US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, the German bourgeoisie is intensifying its campaign for militarism, rearmament, and war.

US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal drives Ankara into a corner

For a working-class strategy against the imperialist repartition of the Middle East!

Trump torpedoes Iran nuclear accord

Munich: 40,000 demonstrate against new police law

By Markus Salzmann, 15 May 2018

The new Bavarian Police Law is unprecedented in Germany’s history since the fall of the Nazi regime.

Stop the terror directed against refugees in Germany!

French students blockade universities in struggle against selective admissions

By Guillaume Garnier, 15 May 2018

After the March 22 protest of rail and public workers against the privatisation of railways, students launched a movement to blockade universities across France.

Rome: Buses explode due to lack of maintenance

By Allison Smith, 15 May 2018

Last year, 22 buses were destroyed by fire in the Italian capital and 2018 is already on track to being far worse, with four bus fires in a single month.

Nashville, Tennessee construction workers experience deadliest two-year period in decades

By Warren Duzak, 15 May 2018

Sixteen construction workers were killed on projects in Nashville between 2016 and 2017 with two more fatalities so far in 2018.

As profits soar, US construction workers see increase in death and injury on the job

Australian pseudo-left backs union campaign to elect a big business Labor government

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 May 2018

Socialist Alternative is attempting to cover up the fact that Labor and the unions have become the central political instruments of the corporate elite.

New Zealand nurses mount nationwide protests

By our reporters, 15 May 2018

Thousands marched in 15 towns and cities to demand better pay and conditions.

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

New in Russian

Капиталистическая реставрация в России: Итоги
Часть 3

Клара Вайс, 15 мая 2018 г.

В этой серии статей рассматриваются уроки забастовок советских шахтеров 1989 года и капиталистической реставрации в России.

New in Turkish

İsrail 70. yıldönümünü savaş suçlarının ve derinleşen toplumsal krizin ortasında kutluyor

Bill Van Auken, 15 Mayıs 2018

70. kuruluş yıldönümü, İsrail askerlerinin Gazze sınırındaki Filistinli göstericileri vurması ve İran’a karşı savaş ateşininin körüklenmesi ile kutlanıyor.

ABD’nin İran nükleer anlaşmasından çekilmesi Ankara’yı köşeye sıkıştırdı

Halil Celik, 15 Mayıs 2018

ABD’nin İran’a cezalandırıcı ekonomik yaptırımları yeniden, Türkiye’nin krizden dolayı zaten sallanmakta olan ekonomisine büyük bir darbe vurma tehdidi oluşturuyor.

Emperyalizme, karşıdevrime ve savaşa karşı sosyalist bir Ortadoğu için!

Johannes Stern, 15 Mayıs 2018

Aşağıda metnini yayınladığımız konuşma, DEUK'un Almanya Şubesi ve WSWS'nin yayın kurulunun üyelerinden Johannes Stern tarafından, DEUK'un Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs toplantısında yapıldı.

New in French

À la veille des manifestations des enseignants en Caroline du Nord et en Caroline du Sud
Les bénéfices, les rachats d’actions explosent, mais il n’y a « pas d’argent » pour les salaires ou les manuels scolaires

Niles Niemuth, 15 mai 2018

Les 500 plus grandes sociétés américaines vont arroser les riches investisseurs de plus d’argent qu’elles n’alloueront aux investissements de capital et à la recherche et développement.

Israël célèbre son 70ᵉ anniversaire sur fond de crimes de guerre et d’aggravation de la crise sociale

Bill Van Auken, 15 mai 2018

Le retrait unilatéral par Washington du traité nucléaire iranien et le transfert de son ambassade à Jérusalem ont donné à l’État israélien le feu vert pour la guerre contre l’Iran et la répression violente des Palestiniens.

Un mort et quatre blessés samedi soir lors d’un attentat islamiste à Paris

Guillaume Garnier, 15 mai 2018

Lors du samedi soir du 14 mai, peu avant 21h, un jeune homme, armé d’uncouteau, a attaqué des passants en plein Paris.

Un bilan des trahisons du nationalisme de gauche en Amérique latine

Bill Van Auken, 15 mai 2018

Le discours suivant a été prononcé lors du Rassemblement international en ligne de la Journée des travailleurs de 2018 par Bill Van Auken, membre éminent du Parti de l’égalité socialiste aux États-Unis pendant près de 5 décennies et rédacteur en chef du World Socialist Web Site en Amérique latine.

New in Spanish

Israel conmemora su 70º aniversario en medio de crímenes de guerra y una intensificación de la crisis social

Por Bill Van Auken, 15 mayo 2018

La cancelación del acuerdo nuclear iraní por parte de Washington y el traslado de su embajada a Jerusalén le han dado al Estado israelí una luz verde para irse a la guerra con Irán y suprimir violentamente a los palestinos.

En vísperas de protestas docentes en Carolina del Sur y del Norte
Se disparan las ganancias y las recompras de acciones, pero “no hay dinero” para salarios ni libros escolares

Por Niles Niemuth, 15 mayo 2018

Las 500 mayores corporaciones en EUA darán más dinero a sus ricos inversores de lo que dedicarán para gastos capitales o investigación y desarrollo.

Las medidas antiinmigrantes y el asalto contra los puestos y niveles de vida de los trabajadores: dos lados de la misma política de clase

Por Julie Hyland, 15 mayo 2018

Julie Hyland, secretaria nacional adjunta del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), la sección británica del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, pronunció el siguiente discurso en el Mitin Internacional en línea del Día Internacional del Trabajador del CICI. Ha sido una miembro líder del CICI por más de 30 años.

La muerte del reformismo: Corbyn y la “izquierda amplia”

Por Chris Marsden, 15 mayo 2018

El siguiente discurso fue pronunciado por Chris Marsden, secretario nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), la sección británica del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, durante los últimos 20 años.

New in German

Israel feiert 70. Jahrestag inmitten von Kriegsverbrechen und verschärfter sozialer Krise

Bill Van Auken, 15. Mai 2018

Durch den Ausstieg aus dem Atomabkommen mit dem Iran und die Verlegung ihrer Botschaft nach Jerusalem haben die USA dem israelischen Staat grünes Licht für einen Krieg gegen den Iran und die gewaltsame Niederschlagung der Palästinenser gegeben.

DGB übt Schulterschluss mit Bundesregierung

Ulrich Rippert, 15. Mai 2018

Angesichts von Handelskrieg, militärischer Aufrüstung, massiven Sozialkürzungen und wachsendem Widerstand der Beschäftigten verstärkt der Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund seine Zusammenarbeit mit der Bundesregierung.

Weitere Annäherungsversuche im Vorfeld von Trumps Gipfeltreffen mit Nordkorea

James Cogan, 15. Mai 2018

Wie Außenminister Pompeo andeutete, ist das Ziel der USA, das nordkoreanische Regime in ihre Einflusssphäre einzureihen.

Sächsische Regierung plant Polizeistaat

Christopher Lehmann, 15. Mai 2018

Die Koalition aus CDU und SPD, die in Dresden regiert, hat am 17. April 2018 den „Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Neustrukturierung des Polizeirechts des Freistaates Sachsen“ zur Anhörung freigegeben.

Grüner OB in Freiburg abgewählt

Anna Rombach, 15. Mai 2018

Der Grüne Dieter Salomon wurde am 6. Mai als Freiburger Oberbürgermeister deutlich abgewählt. Das Wahlergebnis ist Ausdruck der wachsenden Unzufriedenheit in Baden-Württemberg mit den Grünen.

New in Urdu

سوشلزم اور طبقاتی جدوجہد کی نئی سرگرمی

3 January 2018

2008کا یہ نیا سال جومارکس کی200صد سالگرہ کا ہے اسکی بنیادی خصوصیات سب سے بڑھ کر سماجی تناؤ میں بڑھتی ہوئی شدت اور بین الاقوامی پیمانے پر طبقاتی لڑائی میں اضافہ اور وسعت پر محیط ہو گئی

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Perspective

Mass murder in Gaza

15 May 2018

The shooting dead of at least 60 unarmed protesters in Gaza, along with the wounding of over 2,700 more, is a war crime for which all involved bear collective and personal responsibility.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Israel marks 70th anniversary amid war crimes and deepening social crisis

By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018

As Israel marks its 70th anniversary with the mass murder of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, the WSWS is reposting the analysis written on the Israeli state's 50th anniversary published under the title "Israel’s crisis and the historic contradictions of Zionism."

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.

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

Commentary

The fraud of Mélenchon’s call for a Franco-Russian alliance against war

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 May 2018

Workers cannot rely on an alliance of capitalist powers proposed by pro-war politicians like Jean-Luc Mélenchon to stave off the growing danger of global conflict over Iran.

Two voices of concern over Trump’s “New World Order”

By Nick Beams, 15 May 2018

One has the sense from both articles of the growing fears in ruling circles of the consequences of the US economic and foreign policy agenda for the stability of the world capitalist system.

Ecuador hints it may hand over Julian Assange to Britain and the US

By James Cogan, 12 May 2018

Hillary Clinton demands Australia and New Zealand act against “Chinese interference”

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Stop the raids on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Kevin Mitchell—SEP candidate for House of Representatives (51st District and California), 15 May 2018

This statement was released by Kevin Mitchell in response to the May 8th raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that led to the arrest of Alberto Alonzo Hernandez in National City, California.

Arts Review

Machines: An unflinching look at an Indian textile mill

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 May 2018

Rahul Jain’s austere but effective documentary focuses on one of the hundreds of textile plants in Gujarat state on India’s west coast.

The Jazz Ambassadors: An episode in the history of the American musical form

By Fred Mazelis, 14 May 2018

Kanye West on slavery and Trump: Ignorance and the self-deluding influence of wealth

By Nick Barrickman, 12 May 2018

1945: The horrors of the Holocaust in Hungary

By Joanne Laurier, 11 May 2018

Workers Struggles

Colombian teachers hold nationwide two-day strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 May 2018

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

Chicago Ford workers denounce unsafe working conditions and UAW complicity

By our reporters, 14 May 2018

The Ford Flat Rock accident and the fraud of UAW-management safety oversight

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

US aerospace workers strike at United Launch Alliance

By our reporter, 11 May 2018

IYSSE

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Science

Study finds alarming decline in biodiversity worldwide

By Philip Guelpa, 14 May 2018

25 years ago: Maastricht Treaty to establish European Union passes last hurdles

Denmark ratified the Maastricht Treaty, establishing the European Union, in a referendum vote on May 18, 1993.

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50 years ago: Factory occupations sweep France

Beginning on May 14, 1968, French workers, inspired by mass student protests in the preceding weeks, began a wave of factory occupations that shook capitalist France to its foundations.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Warsaw Ghetto in occupied Poland

On May 16, 1943, Nazi officials in German-occupied Poland officially concluded their brutal suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

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100 years ago: Wilson guts free speech with Sedition Act

On May 16, 1918, US President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the infamous Sedition Act, which outlawed language deemed by state authorities to be “disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive” of the federal government, the military, and the flag.

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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.

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.

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Spain: Facebook to install its “Ministry of Truth” in Barcelona

By Alejandro López, 14 May 2018

Report shows NSA tripled its domestic surveillance operations in 2017

By E.P. Milligan, 7 May 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

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 »

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.