25 May 2018

Trump calls off summit with North Korea

By James Cogan, 25 May 2018

Even as it threatens nuclear war, the Trump administration has not given up on trying to draw North Korea into a rapprochement.

Julian Assange “in jeopardy” of being forced into UK and US detention

By Mike Head, 25 May 2018

Reports allege that the WikiLeaks founder could be removed from Ecuador’s London embassy “any day now.”

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: Free Julian Assange!

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange

Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Brussels as European Union and Facebook intensify internet censorship

By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2018

Under the guise of fighting “fake news” and Russian interference in elections, Facebook is carrying out a vast programme of internet censorship

Amazon providing facial recognition technology to police agencies for mass surveillance

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Fearful of widening mass anger over police shootings
Indian authorities shut down polluting copper plant in Tuticorin

By Deepal Jayasekera, 25 May 2018

Sections of the ruling elite fear the police attacks in Tuticorin will fuel already volatile social tensions across India.

In act of state terror
Indian police kill 12 protesting industrial pollution in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

NFL issues new policy forbidding anthem protests by players

By Matthew Taylor, 25 May 2018

The action was a capitulation to President Trump’s bullying, as well as an expression of the owners’ own hostility to players’ protests against police violence.

Video of tasing, arrest of Milwaukee Bucks basketball star sparks national outrage

Congressional leaders receive briefing on Trump campaign informant

By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2018

After initially barring Democrats from the briefing, the White Houseretreated and agreed to two bipartisan sessions.

White House meeting on probe of Trump campaign informant

Trump orders “national security” probe into auto industry

By Nick Beams, 25 May 2018

The investigation was directly linked to statements about economic preparations for war.

A curious incident involving the Oxford Union’s Whistleblowing Panel

By Zach Reed, 25 May 2018

According to an anonymous submission to the World Socialist Web Site, a “Whistleblowing Panel” event at the Oxford Union has been censored, with no account of the meeting made available and no transcripts or a video published of it as is standard.

The social upheaval in Nicaragua and the struggle against imperialism and the national bourgeoisie

By Andrea Lobo, 25 May 2018

As the Sandinista government shows the true face of “left” nationalism by trying to drown in blood the protests against austerity, anger and protests have continued to mount across Nicaragua.

Windsor casino workers continue strike following contract rejection

By Shannon Jones, 25 May 2018

Casino workers courageously defied the Unifor union, which has isolated the seven-week walkout and tried to starve the 2,300 workers into submission.

Food and hospitality workers at Las Vegas casinos vote to strike

Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Company’s profits surge

By Isaac Finn, 25 May 2018

The iconic company announced that profits had experienced a massive 53 percent increase to $142 million in the first three months of this year, with sales exceeding $1 billion.

Billionaires’ wealth grows faster in France than in any other country

By Guillaume Garnier and Alex Lantier, 25 May 2018

As President Emmanuel Macron slashes wages and conditions across France, the country’s 13 wealthiest people have raked in $27.6 billion since the start of 2018.

Conflicts intensify between Europe and US

By Peter Schwarz, 25 May 2018

The German foreign minister, who was in Washington for an inaugural visit on Wednesday, was rebuffed on every controversial issue.

US-China tensions expose rifts in Australian ruling circles

By Mike Head, 25 May 2018

A parliamentary committee chairman threw a “grenade” into government efforts to overcome a chill in relations with China.

University of South Florida one of the most militarized in United States

By Alex Johnson, 25 May 2018

The public university in Tampa, Florida is one of the country’s leading schools in military officer training and veteran enrollment.

Abandoned landfill threatens health of rural Tennessee residents

By Warren Duzak, 25 May 2018

The 42-acre site in Camden, Tennessee has been nicknamed “Black Mountain” by those who live in the area because of toxic sludge leaking out of the 30-foot-high landfill.

New in Turkish

Sosyalizm uğruna mücadelede gençliğin rolü

Genevieve Leigh, 25 Mayıs 2018

Aşağıdaki konuşma, IYSSE’nin ABD’deki önde gelen üyelerinden Genevieve Leigh tarafından, DEUK’un 2018 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yapıldı.

New in Spanish

El camino hacia adelante para los trabajadores franceses
¡La construcción de comités de base para enfrentar las medidas de austeridad de Macron!

Por Alex Lantier, 25 mayo 2018

Al votar en contra de la privatización, los trabajadores ferroviarios se encuentran al frente de la lucha de toda la clase obrera contra el Gobierno de Macron. Esta lucha exige una perspectiva revolucionaria.

El incendio de la Torre Grenfell: Panorama de la BBC revela la criminalidad corporativa

Por Paul Bond, 25 mayo 2018

El investigador Richard Bilton dice, “Se nos informó de que el comportamiento de la compañía podría equivaler a un homicidio culposo corporativo”.

Amazon ofrece tecnología para el reconocimiento facial a las agencias de policía para la vigilancia de masas

Por Will Morrow, 25 mayo 2018

Esta tecnología le permite a la policía identificar y rastrear inmediatamente a individuos filmados en lugares públicos.

Tan lejos de Dios, tan cerca de los Estados Unidos...
El segundo debate presidencial mexicano y la crisis de gobierno burgués

Por Rafael Azul, 25 mayo 2018

Este segundo debate indica, más claramente que el primero, que aquí no hay nada para los trabajadores mexicanos.

François Hollande se une a la causa de Lula de Brasil

Por Miguel Andrade, 25 mayo 2018

La esperanza entre las capas que apoyan al PT es que la presión del imperialismo convenza a la burguesía brasileña de colocar a este partido nuevamente en el poder.

New in German

Der Weg nach vorn für die Arbeiter in Frankreich
Baut Aktionskomitees gegen Macrons Sparmaßnahmen auf!

Alex Lantier, 25. Mai 2018

Mit der Ablehnung der Privatisierung stehen die französischen Eisenbahner an der Spitze des Kampfes der gesamten Arbeiterklasse gegen die Regierung Macron. Dieser Kampf erfordert eine revolutionäre Perspektive.

Transatlantische Konflikte spitzen sich zu

Peter Schwarz, 25. Mai 2018

Der deutsche Außenminister Heiko Maas, der am Mittwoch zu einem offiziellen Antrittsbesuch in Washington weilte, holte sich in allen umstrittenen Fragen eine Abfuhr.

Zuckerberg-Anhörung: Facebook und EU verschärfen Zensur des Internets

Johannes Stern, 25. Mai 2018

Unter dem Deckmantel des Kampfs gegen „Fake-News“ und die angebliche Einmischung Russlands in Wahlen, findet eine massive Verschärfung der Internet-Zensur statt.

Die „Bamf-Affäre“ – Stimmungsmache gegen Flüchtlinge

Marianne Arens, 25. Mai 2018

Die reißerische Kampagne über Missstände im Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge ist Teil einer üblen Medienhetze, um den Regierungskurs weiter nach rechts zu treiben.

Ein Akt von Staatsterrorismus
Indische Polizei tötet in Tuticorin 12 Demonstranten gegen giftige Industrieabfälle

Deeepal Jayasekera, 25. Mai 2018

Die indischen Behörden rechtfertigen die Ermordung von Demonstranten, die die Schließung des Hüttenwerks in Tuticorin forderten. Es gehört einem milliardenschweren indischen Industriellen und hat der Bevölkerung im Südosten von Tamil Nadu schweren Schaden zugefügt.

Während US-Banken Rekordgewinne melden
Aufhebung aller Beschränkungen für Börsenspekulationen in den USA

Barry Grey, 25. Mai 2018

Wenige Monate vor dem zehnten Jahrestag des Wall-Street-Crashs vom September 2008 werden die geringfügigen Auflagen für Banken, die unter Obama erlassen worden waren, wieder aufgehoben.

Der scheinheilige, feige Ausschluss Roman Polanskis aus der Academy of Motion Picture
Samantha Geimer, sein Opfer von 1977: „Das ist hässlich und grausam.“

David Walsh, 25. Mai 2018

Die Academy, die den Oscar verleiht, hat die Entscheidung getroffen, den Regisseur Roman Polanski auszuschließen. Es ist der vorerst letzte Akt in einer beispiellosen sexuellen Hexenjagd.

New in Russian

Милитаризм и фашистская демагогия в парламенте Германии

Иоганнес Штерн, 24 мая 2018 г.

Неофашистская фракция германского парламента, собравшегося в новом составе, открыла первые общие дебаты расистской тирадой. Это было попросту проигнорировано канцлером Ангелой Меркель, которая, по большей части, переняла фашистскую программу в вопросе о беженцах.

New in Arabic

ضد الإمبريالية ، والثورة المضادة والحرب ! في سبيل شرق أوسط اشتراكي!

٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

خلال التجمع الدولي الافتراضي الذي نظمته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة قام يوهانس شترن بإلقاء الخطاب التالي والرفيق شترن عضو قيادي في حزب المساواة الاشتراكية ، الفرع الألماني للجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وعضو في هيئة تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية في ألمانيا .

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Perspective

The nightmare inside America’s child immigrant jails

25 May 2018

An ACLU report details widespread rape, beatings, and neglect by prison guards in America’s immigration jails.

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Commentary

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part two

By Julie Hyland, 25 May 2018

The following is the second part of a three-part interview with Professor Piers Robinson, an academic at the University of Sheffield and a member of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media. Part one was posted on May 24.

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part one

Northwestern University roundtable discusses regime change in Russia

By Marcus Day and Kristina Betinis, 25 May 2018

The Buffet Institute of Global Studies’ main speaker was Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, president of the Brookings Institution and architect of US imperialist strategy.

The way forward for French workers
Build rank-and-file committees to oppose Macron’s austerity measures!

By Alex Lantier, 24 May 2018

Testimony to Grenfell Fire inquiry paints devastating picture of social murder

By Robert Stevens, 24 May 2018

Grenfell Tower fire: BBC Panorama reveals corporate criminality

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Oppose Google’s collaboration in US war crimes!

By David Moore—SEP Candidate for Senate in California, 25 May 2018

The collaboration of tech firms like Google with the US military and intelligence agencies poses a direct threat to democracy around the world.

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.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

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

Workers Struggles

French rail and public sector workers strike, Nigerian health workers defy strikebreaking order
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

25 May 2018

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

As unions try to block further walkouts
US education secretary pledges to escalate war on teachers

By Jerry White, 23 May 2018

Teachers and public workers protest in South Carolina

US education secretary attacks separation of church and state

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Arts Review

Philip Roth and the narrow framework of postwar cultural life

By David Walsh, 24 May 2018

Sri Lankan filmmaker Lester James Peries dies at 99

By Pani Wijesiriwardane and Gamini Karunatileka, 23 May 2018

Corporate: Offensive, pointed satire for a change

By Ed Hightower, 22 May 2018

Science

Climate scientists warn about “methane time bomb”

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 May 2018

Scientists reveal global warming’s impact on Great Barrier Reef

By Frank Gaglioti, 23 May 2018

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 May 2018

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

Autoworkers Struggles

Toyota plans massive cost cutting

By Keisha Gibbs, 23 May 2018

In wake of recent workplace accidents US autoworkers speak out on safety conditions

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

By Alejandro López, 14 May 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

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25 years ago: Eritrea wins independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

On May 24, 1993, Eritrea was declared an independent and sovereign republic. Four days later the new country was admitted to the United Nations.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle makes television appeal for end to French general strike

On May 24, 1968, French President Charles de Gaulle appeared on national television to plead for an end to the general strike by 10,000,000 workers, the largest and most widespread walkout in world history.

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75 years ago: The Stalinist bureaucracy dissolves the Comintern

On May 22, 1943, the ruling bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, headed by Joseph Stalin, formally dissolved the Communist International (Comintern).

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100 years ago: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established under Menshevik rule

On May 26, 1918, the republic of Georgia declared its independence, coinciding with the dissolution of the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic.

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New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

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.

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.