Two refugee suicides follow Trump’s “zero-tolerance” order

By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2018

The deaths are a direct consequence of the attack on refugees and immigrants ordered by the White House.

Undocumented worker in ICE custody after delivering food to Army base in New York City

By Mark Ferretti and Philip Guelpa, 11 June 2018

Trump administration to send 1,600 ICE detainees to federal prisons

Gestapo-style immigration raids in Ohio: An urgent warning to the working class

Video: Families torn apart by massive Ohio ICE raid

More on North American immigration issues »

Trump and Kim prepare for Tuesday’s unpredictable summit

By Ben McGrath, 11 June 2018

No matter the results of the meeting, it will only exacerbate the underlying US conflict with China.

US special operations soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2018

The threat is emerging that Somalia will become the arena for the same kind of US-backed bloodbath that is being carried out, on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen.

New evidence of more Australian special forces’ war crimes in Afghanistan

By Mike Head, 11 June 2018

After years of official cover-up, a third closed-door inquiry is being conducted in an attempt to whitewash the abuses.

Spanish Socialist Party Prime Minister Sánchez appoints right-wing cabinet

By Alejandro López, 11 June 2018

The makeup of the new cabinet indicates a restructuring of bourgeois politics even further to the right.

“We live in police states, but people don’t realize it”
Quebec City anti-G7 protest forced to “run police gauntlet” its entire route

By our reporters, 11 June 2018

The massive military-style deployment in Quebec’s capital underscores that Canada’s ruling elite, like those of its G-7 allies, is intent on criminalizing social opposition.

US-European tensions erupt at the G7 summit

G7 conflict set to deepen at leaders’ summit

Videos show recent beatings committed by Mesa, Arizona, police officers

By Matthew Verhoven, 11 June 2018

In a press conference Friday, Police Chief Ramon Batista claimed that incidents such as these “would not be tolerated.” But another whitewash is being prepared.

Allegheny Technologies steelworker speaks out on teachers’ strikes

By Evan Winters, 11 June 2018

A longtime steelworker, and veteran of the bitter Allegheny Technologies lockout of 2015-2016, explains her support for the struggles being waged by teachers.

More than half of Australian workers in part-time insecure employment

By Terry Cook, 11 June 2018

Decades of job destruction have produced a “gig economy,” with many young workers unlikely to ever hold a full-time job.

New in Italian

Il governo di estrema destra prende forma in Italia

Marianne Arens, 11 giugno 2018

In Italia, il nuovo governo Lega-M5S prende il potere dopo un voto di fiducia in parlamento mercoledì.

New in Russian

Книга Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого» вышла на русском языке

Владимир Волков, 9 июня 2018 г.

Немецкое издательство Mehring Verlag опубликовало на русском языке книгу Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого». Это важный шаг в деле построения троцкистского движения в России.

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 4: Как JCR Алена Кривина покрывала предательства сталинизма (2)

Петер Шварц, 9 июня 2018 г.

Пятьдесят лет назад, в мае-июне 1968 года, всеобщая забастовка поставила Францию ​​на грань пролетарской революции. Данная серия статей, состоящая из восьми частей, описывает эти события и рассматривает их политические уроки для сегодняшнего дня.

New in Norwegian

Spenninger bryter ut mellom USA og Europa på G7-toppmøtet

Andre Damon, 11 June 2018

De bitre fordømmelsene av USA handelspolitiske tiltak fra landets nærmeste allierte er bare én manifestering av splittelsene som river i stykker den geopolitiske verdensorden.

Australske konsulære representanter besøker Julian Assange mens kampanjen for hans frihet vokser

James Cogan, 11 June 2018

Møtet fant sted i kontekst av en voksende internasjonal kampanje til forsvar for WikiLeaks-redaktøren.

Julian Assange navngitt som trussel
Australske lovforslag om «utenlandsk innblanding» søker å beskytte «amerikanske hemmeligheter»

Mike Head, 11 June 2018

Andrew Hasties kommentarer understreker det intense presset som anvendes mot Turnbull-regjeringen av det amerikanske militær-etterretningsetablissementet.

Professor Stuart Rees, forhenværende direktør for Sydney Peace Foundation, oppfordrer til Assanges frihet

11 June 2018

«Julian Assange har jobbet utrettelig for å støtte ytringsfriheten og avsløre regjeringers maktmisbruk.»

New in French

l’EPA de Trump va abandonner les règles sur la pollution aux toxines

Patrick Martin, 11 juin 2018

L’industrie chimique est en train d’écrire les règles qui réguleront son rejet de toxines.

Les tensions américano-européennes éclatent au sommet du G7

André Damon, 11 juin 2018

Les dénonciations amères des mesures de guerre commerciale de l’Amérique par ses alliés les plus proches ne sont qu’une manifestation des divisions qui déchirent l’ordre géopolitique mondial.

Des travailleurs d’un restaurant Wendy’s du Wisconsin débrayent et exigent un salaire décent

Jacob Crosse, 11 juin 2018

Huit travailleurs ont fermé un restaurant Wendy’s la semaine dernière après avoir décidé qu’ils ne toléreraient plus les conditions de travail dangereuses, les bas salaires et les heures de travail excessives.

Le professeur Stuart Rees, ancien directeur de la Sydney Peace Foundation, demande la liberté pour Assange

Le professeur Stuart Rees, 11 juin 2018

« Julian Assange a travaillé sans relâche pour soutenir la liberté d’expression et dénoncer les abus de pouvoir de la part des gouvernements. »

Le journaliste Chris Hedges, lauréat du prix Pulitzer, appuie la manifestation du 17 juin à Sydney pour défendre Julian Assange

11 juin 2018

La défense d’Assange est «à la pointe de la lutte contre l’oppression gouvernementale des droits démocratiques les plus fondamentaux.»

New in Spanish

Estallan las tensiones entre EUA y Europa en la cumbre del G-7

Por Andre Damon, 11 junio 2018

Las enconadas denuncias a las medidas de guerra comercial de EUA contra sus aliados más cercanos son una manifestación más de las divisiones que están desgarrando el orden geopolítico mundial.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 2–La traición del PCF y la CGT

Por Peter Schwarz, 11 junio 2018

Hace cincuenta años, en mayo-junio de 1968, una huelga general llevó a Francia al borde de la revolución proletaria. Esta serie de ocho partes describe los eventos y extrae las lecciones políticas para hoy.

La EPA de Trump eliminará las reglas sobre contaminación tóxica

Por Patrick Martin, 11 junio 2018

La industria química está escribiendo las reglas que regularán su descarga de toxinas.

La Administración de Trump enviará a 1.600 detenidos de ICE a las cárceles federales

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 11 junio 2018

El Gobierno de EUA está llevando a cabo la primera transferencia a gran escala de inmigrantes a las cárceles federales bajo la política "cero tolerancia" de la Administración de Trump.

México responde a las medidas de guerra comercial de Trump con aranceles sobre bienes estadounidenses

Por Rafael Azul, 11 junio 2018

Tomando represalias contra los aranceles que ha puesto Estados Unidos a la importación de acero y de aluminio, el gobierno de México ha impuesto aranceles a 71 productos exportados por los Estados Unidos.

New in German

Australische Diplomaten besuchen Julian Assange

James Cogan, 11. Juni 2018

Das Treffen fand vor dem Hintergrund einer wachsenden internationalen Kampagne zur Verteidigung des WikiLeaks-Gründers statt.

Vorwahlen in Kalifornien: Erfolg für die Socialist Equality Party

Jonathan Burleigh, 11. Juni 2018

Bei den Vorwahlen zu den Kongresswahlen im Bundesstaat Kalifornien hat die SEP einen wichtigen Erfolg erzielt. Ihr Kandidat für den Senat David Moore erhielt 14.465 Stimmen (0,4 %), und ihr Kandidat für das Repräsentantenhaus im 51. Distrikt, Kevin Mitchell, erhielt 900 Stimmen (1,9 %).

Die Geschichte der Linken Opposition gegen den Stalinismus: Buchreihe „Gab es eine Alternative?“ jetzt auch als E-Book

Mehring Verlag, 11. Juni 2018

80 Jahre nach dem dritten Moskauer Prozess und 20 Jahre nach dem Tod Rogowins sind seine Werke über die Geschichte der Linken Opposition gegen den Stalinismus jetzt auch als Epub und Mobi (Kindle) im Mehring Verlag erhältlich.

Einführung zur Reihe „Gab es eine Alternative?“

Wadim S. Rogowin, 11. Juni 2018

Die grundlegendste Frage, die von der Oktoberrevolution und ihren Folgeerscheinungen aufgeworfen wurde, betrifft den Zusammenhang zwischen Bolschewismus und Stalinismus.

New in Arabic

لبناء استراتيجية الطبقة العاملة في مواجهة إعادة تقسيم الشرق الأوسط من قبل الإمبريالية

١٠ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

قامت إمبريالية الولايات المتحدة بالتنسيق مع شريكتها الصغيرة إسرائيل بإشعال فتيل هجوم واسع النطاق على المستوى السياقعسكري وديبلوماسي واقتصادي ضد إيران.

New in Italian

L’estrema destra al potere in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 4 giugno 2018

Il nuovo governo, inaugurato venerdì a Roma, è il più a destra da quando nel 1945 crollò il regime fascista del Duce Benito Mussolini.

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Perspective

The G7 summit collapses

11 June 2018

The acrimonious breakdown of the G7 summit gave jarring expression to the tensions ripping apart the crisis-ridden world geopolitical order.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Australian government has obligation to protect Julian Assange

By Richard Hoffman, 11 June 2018

The Turnbull government must exercise its discretion to request from Britain the safe passage of Julian Assange to Australia.

Press conference to be held in Sydney ahead of rallies in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 11 June 2018

Canberra must meet its obligations to protect Julian Assange, as it did for Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste.

The pseudo-left stabs Assange in the back

By Andre Damon, 11 June 2018

Despite initially voicing opposition to the attack on Assange, the entire gamut of the middle-class “left” has either ignored, downplayed or supported Assange’s persecution.

Sheila Coombes, Professor Tim Hayward and journalist Vanessa Beeley demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 11 June 2018

Three prominent individuals associated with the Media on Trial group have sent statements to the World Socialist Web Site supporting the campaign to free Julian Assange.

Demand freedom for Julian Assange! Join the demonstration in Sydney on June 17!

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 June 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 the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Featured Commentary

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

By Eric London and Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2018

The attempt to create an international tendency based on suppressing the lessons of the history of the Fourth International can result only in the betrayal of the working class.

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

By David North

This examination and exposure of the inveterate opportunism of Savas Michael-Matsas, was originally published on August 11, 1989 and appeared in the Fourth International magazine.

Arts Review

Trump: An American Dream—Documentary traces rise of New York real estate billionaire

By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2018

The series depicts the swamp of financial speculation, capitalist politics and degraded culture out of which Trump emerged to claim the presidency.

The #MeToo movement and the case against Charlie Chaplin: How and why the American establishment constructs sex scandals

By David Walsh, 7 June 2018

25 years ago: US military slaughters Somali civilians

On June 11, 1993, six months after US troops landed in Somalia for the supposed purpose of feeding starving people, US warplanes reduced large parts of the capital city, Mogadishu, to rubble, while United Nations troops carried out house-to-house raids and cold-blooded massacres.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle orders repression of the left in France

On June 12, 1968, the French government announced sweeping repressive measures against left-wing organizations as the general strike movement ebbed.

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75 years ago: Hundreds of thousands of US coal miners strike

Hundreds of thousands of coal miners across the United States began indefinite strike action on June 11, 1943, demanding a wage increase and improvements to their working conditions.

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100 years ago: American socialist leader Eugene V. Debs calls on workers to oppose the First World War

On June 16, 1918, 14 months into American participation in the first imperialist war, socialist leader Eugene V. Debs gave his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, calling for the international unity of the working class.

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Workers Struggles

Uttar Pradesh childcare workers demand teachers’ pay rates, Sri Lankan water supply workers strike for pay increase
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 June 2018

Workers at Wisconsin Wendy’s restaurant walk out, demand living wage

By Jacob Crosse, 8 June 2018

“If you don’t like it, they say, 'hit the road'”
UPS loaders describe working conditions and union-management collusion

By Kayla Costa and Hector Cordon, 8 June 2018

“If they could, they would hire us for $1 an hour”
UPS workers vote to authorize strike as anger grows over company concession demands

Vote no to sellout of New Zealand nurses! Build rank-and-file committees!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 7 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

By our correspondent, 6 June 2018

SEP holds Paris meeting on 50 years since May 1968 general strike

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

ICFI

Turkish sympathizing group of the ICFI adopts new name

By the Socialist Equality Group (Turkey), 8 June 2018

Toplumsal Esitlik (TE–the Social Equality Group) has changed its name to Sosyalist Esitlik (SE–Socialist Equality Group).

Commentary

Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution

By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2018

US demands swift passage of Australian “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 8 June 2018

Study notes “devastating ramifications” of Trump’s anti-abortion “global gag rule”

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 June 2018

“Absolute right to pardon myself”
Trump expands claims of autocratic power

By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018

US primary elections in eight states confirm rightward shift by Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

More on the 2018 SEP election campaign »

US war crimes in Syria exposed

By Niles Niemuth, 7 June 2018

History

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the end of American liberalism

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 8—The centrist line of the OCI (4)

By Peter Schwarz, 6 June 2018

Fifty years ago, in May–June 1968, a general strike brought France to the brink of proletarian revolution. This eight-part series describes the events and draws the political lessons for today.

Featured Report

“Government propaganda and the war on terror from 9/11 to Syria”
Journalists and academics expose UK’s criminal actions in the Middle East

By Julie Hyland, 31 May 2018

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

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

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.

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.