10 July 2018

Trump chooses second ultra-right Supreme Court justice

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is a reactionary in the mold of Trump’s first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns to prepare possible Conservative leadership challenge

By Chris Marsden, 10 July 2018

Unlike David Davis, who stressed that he remained loyal to Theresa May, Johnson quit in a manner designed to inflict maximum damage to the prime minister.

Resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis prompts talk of leadership contest, British general election

“Nerve agent” death of Dawn Sturgess raises fresh questions over UK Skripal affair

By Thomas Scripps, 10 July 2018

In marked contrast to the hospitalisation of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, the fatality of Dawn Sturgess—apparently also through “novichok” poisoning—has met with a more muted response.

New Zealand nurses reject union-backed sellout, prepare nationwide strike

By Tom Peters, 10 July 2018

Nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives in public hospitals are preparing for a nationwide strike on Thursday, after rejecting a sellout offer recommended by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

New Zealand nurses speak to WSWS opposing sellout deal

New Zealand nurses denounce union promotion of sellout deal

Trump administration misses deadline to reunite immigrant children with parents

By Alec Andersen, 10 July 2018

The administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite all undocumented immigrant children under the age of five with their parents, with more than half remaining in detention Tuesday.

Hundreds more immigrant children detained than previously reported

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

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Germany: Tens of thousands demonstrate against inhumane anti-refugee policies

By Gustav Kemper, 10 July 2018

The protests Saturday were organised within the space of a few days almost exclusively via social media.

Famed geneticist Francisco Ayala resigns following unsubstantiated allegations of sexual harassment

By Kimie Saito, 10 July 2018

The rapid removal of Ayala from his position at the University of California has provoked opposition from academics in the US and Europe.

Violent Haitian protests triggered by IMF austerity measures

By John Marion, 10 July 2018

The cuts in government fuel subsidies would have raised the cost of gas by 38 percent and the cost of kerosene even more, in a country where gas costs almost as much as a day’s wages.

US provocatively sends two warships through Taiwan Strait

By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2018

The naval transit coincided with the escalating trade war between the US and China, marked by the implementation of the Trump administration’s 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports.

After nuclear talks, North Korea denounces Washington’s “gangster-like” demands

Amnesty International denounces Australia’s “foreign interference” laws

By Richard Phillips, 10 July 2018

“The core message from Amnesty International on these laws is that we will not be changing the way we operate.”

National Grid cuts off healthcare for locked-out workers in Massachusetts

By Kate Randall, 10 July 2018

The company is continuing operations with management personnel and contractors, threatening public safety due to the dangerous nature of working with live gas lines.

Ontario’s new Tory government slashes social spending, scapegoats refugees

By Roger Jordan, 10 July 2018

Employing the rhetoric of Trump and the European far right Doug Ford is accusing refugees of imperiling Ontarian’s access to housing and social support.

Floods and landslides in Japan leave more than 100 dead

By Ben McGrath, 10 July 2018

Natural disasters in Japan are increasing as a result of climate change, but nothing is being done to address this crisis.

Australian unions’ bogus campaign over sacking of Longford maintenance workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 July 2018

The unions now claim to be leading a “struggle” in defence of the workers, having enforced the destruction of their jobs 12 months ago.

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Réfugiés pris au piège par l’UE

Johannes Stern et André Damon, 10 juillet 2018

Les partis de l’establishment allemand se sont mis d’accord pour mettre en place des camps d’internement de réfugiés à l’intérieur du pays, basés sur la politique d’immigration criminelle et raciste des néofascistes.

New in German

Flüchtlinge im Fahndungsnetz der EU

Johannes Stern und Andre Damon, 10. Juli 2018

Die etablierten Parteien in Deutschland haben sich darauf geeinigt, auf Grundlage der kriminellen und rassistischen Flüchtlingspolitik der Neofaschisten Internierungslager innerhalb des Landes einzurichten.

Nach den Atomverhandlungen:
Nordkorea wirft Washington Forderungen in „Gangstermanier“ vor

Peter Symonds, 10. Juli 2018

Angesichts der fehlenden Fortschritte zu einer Einigung zwischen Washington und Pjöngjang könnte es sehr schnell wieder zu Konfrontationen und Krieg kommen.

USA verhängen Sanktionen gegen Iran um Regimewechsel herbeizuführen

Peter Symonds, 10. Juli 2018

Unternehmen, die noch nach dem 4. November iranisches Öl kaufen, sehen sich damit konfrontiert vom US-Finanzsystem ausgeschlossen zu werden.

Düsseldorf: 20.000 demonstrieren gegen Polizeistaat

unseren Korrespondenten, 10. Juli 2018

Am vergangenen Samstag zogen 20.000 Arbeiter und Jugendliche vom Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof zum nordrhein-westfälischen Landtag, um gegen das von der Landesregierung geplante neue Polizeigesetz zu demonstrieren.

Thyssenkrupp – Konzernzerschlagung im Interesse der Hedgefonds

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10. Juli 2018

Die Ausgliederung und Fusion des Stahlbereichs von ThyssenKrupp mit Tata Steel Europe leitet die Zerschlagung des traditionsreichen Industriekonzerns ein, mit katastrophalen Konsequenzen für die Beschäftigen.

Polen: Konflikt zwischen Regierung und Opposition über Oberstes Gericht eskaliert

Clara Weiss, 10. Juli 2018

Der Konflikt zwischen der PiS und der liberalen Opposition geht auf scharfe Differenzen um die Stoßrichtung der Außenpolitik zurück und dreht sich um die Frage, wie der soziale und politische Widerstand in der Arbeiterklasse unterdrückt werden soll.

New in Spanish

Refugiados atrapados en red policial europea

Por Johannes Stern y Andre Damon, 10 julio 2018

Los partidos de la élite alemana han acordado establecer campos de internamiento masivos dentro del país con base en las políticas migratorias criminales y racistas de los neofascistas.

El “antifascismo” de Podemos: una cubierta para el Gobierno antiobrero del PSOE

Por Alejandro López, 10 julio 2018

El Gobierno minoritario del Partido Socialista en España, respaldado por Podemos, está anunciando medidas simbólicas respecto al régimen fascista de Francisco Franco.

A menos de 100 días de las elecciones, la mitad de los brasileros no tiene un candidato

Por Miguel Andrade, 10 julio 2018

Con el actual president Michel Temer marcando apenas un 3 por ciento de aprobación, hay una desconfianza generalizada en un sistema politico que está virando fuertemente a la derecha.

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Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает Найлса Нимута кандидатом в Конгресс США по 12 округу в Мичигане

Партия Социалистического Равенства, 9 июля 2018 г.

В преддверии промежуточных выборов в Конгресс, которые состоятся 6 ноября, Найлс будет вести кампанию на основе социалистической, антивоенной и антикапиталистической программы в интересах рабочего класса Мичигана и всего мира.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Левые эсеры убивают в Москве германского посла и поднимают мятеж

9 июля 2018 г.

6 июля 1918 года два члена Партии левых социалистов-революционеров (левых эсеров) убили графа Вильгельма фон Мирбаха, германского посла в Москве.

New in Turkish

Ticaret savaşı ve işçi sınıfının siyasi bağımsızlığı

Nick Beams, 9 Temmuz 2018

Ekonomik ulusalcılığın bütün biçimlerine karşı siyasi mücadele yürütülmeli ve bu tür bir politikanın işçilerin işlerini ve yaşam standartlarını koruyabileceği yalanı reddedilmelidir.

Syriza’nın AB kemer sıkma programı üzerine referandumunun üçüncü yılı

Alex Lantier, 9 Temmuz 2018

Syriza’ya oy vermiş işçiler, sağcı kemer sıkma politikaları dayatmaya, demokratik haklara saldırmaya ve emperyalist savaşı desteklemeye kararlı bir hükümetle karşılaştılar.

Avusturya: Viyana’da 100.000 kişi çalışma “reformları”na karşı gösteri yaptı

Markus Salzmann, 9 Temmuz 2018

Hükümet politikaları halkın büyük kısmı tarafından reddedilirken, sendikalar ve sosyal demokratlar toplumsal muhalefeti ve öfkeyi zararsız kanallara yönlendirmeye çalışıyor.

WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange’a yönelik zulüm sürüyor

James Cogan, 9 Temmuz 2018

Assange’ı savunma mücadelesi, uluslararası işçi sınıfını, temel demokratik haklara yönelik süregiden saldırılara ve diktatörlük ve savaş tehlikesine karşı uyarıp harekete geçirme mücadelesinden ayrılamaz.

New in Arabic

آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

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Perspective

Allies no more: Trump escalates threats against Europe

10 July 2018

This week’s NATO summit, planned as a showcase of European rearmament, has been overshadowed by increasingly unbridgeable divisions between the US and Europe.

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Commentary

The Thailand cave rescue and the humanitarian hypocrisy of imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2018

The outpouring of human solidarity, international cooperation and the employment of unlimited resources in the efforts to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave complex stands in stark contrast to the routine treatment of youth by global capitalism.

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde accuses actress Susan Sarandon of being Trump’s “asset”

By David Walsh, 10 July 2018

Sarandon’s great crime? Failing to endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and instead calling for a vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party.

The way forward for UPS workers

By Tom Hall, 10 July 2018

The World Socialist Web Site calls on UPS workers to form rank and file committees to mobilize all UPS workers, part-time and full-time, along with Amazon, FedEx, USPS and other sections of workers.

Refugees ensnared in European dragnet

By Johannes Stern and Andre Damon, 9 July 2018

The “anti-fascism” of Podemos: A cover for Spain’s anti-worker Socialist Party government

By Alejandro López, 9 July 2018

The ISO’s Socialism 2018 Conference: Socialist phraseology in the service of American imperialism

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 July 2018

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2018

Leadership of Argentina’s Partido Obrero maintains silence on ties to right-wing Russian nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

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

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Autoworkers struggles

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

Fiat Chrysler workers in Ohio and Indiana sent messages to the family of Jacoby Hennings, who held a memorial picnic Sunday for the young autoworker who died last year.

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

“I demand a full and open investigation”
SEP candidate Niles Niemuth extends support to family and friends of Jacoby Hennings

By our reporters, 10 July 2018

Niles and supporters attended a memorial picnic Sunday for the young autoworker who died at the Ford Woodhaven Stamping plant on October 20, 2017.

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

Workers Struggles

Ontario salt-mine strikers blockade mine entry
Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 July 2018

Striking workers at Compass Minerals’ salt mine in Goderich, Ontario set up a blockade last week to halt replacement workers in a job action that has been ongoing since April.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP to hold meetings in Melbourne and Newcastle on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

3 July 2018

The new legislation has been imposed amidst xenophobic hysteria in the parliament and the media over “Chinese influence” and “interference.”

Australia’s foreign interference laws threaten whistleblowers and media freedom

By James Cogan, 9 July 2018

In 2010, Assange and WikiLeaks had committed no crime for informing millions about US war crimes. Today, under the new legislation, such courageous actions could attract a penalty of decades in jail.

Persecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange continues

Following passage of “foreign interference” laws
Australia pushes Pacific Pact to combat China

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Arts Review

Punk bassist Steve Soto dead at 54

By Josh Varlin, 10 July 2018

Soto was best known for his work with the seminal hardcore punk band Adolescents.

Killing Eve: A television series about a soulless psychopath and her pursuer

By David Walsh, 7 July 2018

Mary Shelley: Prometheus trivialized

By Joanne Laurier, 5 July 2018

The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People: More of the same selfish, racial politics

International Committee of the Fourth International

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

25 years ago: US helicopter gunships kill scores in Somalia

A US attack force of 17 Cobra helicopter gunships and Blackhawk helicopters struck a neighborhood in the center of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

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50 years ago: Jobless youth protest in New York City

On July 10, 1968, youth seeking jobs through President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” programs began protests in New York City against cuts in the program ordered by Mayor John V. Lindsay.

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75 years ago: Allied forces invade Sicily

On July 9, 1943, the military forces of the Allied powers began the invasion of the Italian island of Sicily.

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100 years ago: German army makes last large offensive in Second Battle of the Marne

On July 15, 1918, the Imperial German Army made its last large-scale attack on the Western Front, initiating a conflict that became known as the Second Battle of the Marne.

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Defend Julian Assange!

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London’s Grenfell Tower disaster: The cost of cuts and privatisation in firefighting

By Paul Bond, 3 July 2018

Grenfell Tower inferno: Experts’ reports highlight “culture of non-compliance” on fire safety

Police to investigate London Fire Brigade over Grenfell fire: The real criminals remain at large

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Britain's National Health Service

The NHS 70th anniversary rally in London: A vote of no confidence in Labour and the trade unions

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 2 July 2018

“I believe the NHS is the greatest thing about British society”
British workers speak out in defence of public healthcare

Stop the NHS sell-off: Build rank-and-file committees
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

More on Britain's National Health Service »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose right-wing censorship at Frankfurt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018

With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.

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

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

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.