US Senate backs $708 billion military authorization

By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2018

The 87-10 vote, with 41 Democrats joining 46 Republicans in support, represents final congressional approval for the record-breaking war spending.

Technology giants use Germany’s Network Enforcement Law to delete tens of thousands of comments

By Christoph Vandreier, 3 August 2018

A review of the cases thus far confirms that this is not a struggle against “hate comments” or “fake news,” but the massive restriction of free speech.

“The union is essentially a puppet for the company”
What is life like for a permanent part-time UPS worker?

By Will Morrow, 3 August 2018

The WSWS spoke with Sean, a 32-year-old part-time UPS warehouse worker, who described the conditions for UPS workers, the abuse of workers by management, and the complicity of the Teamsters.

Teamsters union keeps 240,000 UPS workers on the job as contract expires

Teamsters union blames opposition to sellout contract on “internet trolls”

The way forward for UPS workers

Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
More Amazon workers speak out against atrocious working conditions

By Evan Cohen, 3 August 2018

Amazon warehouse workers face staggering rates of injuries, routine harassment, high turnover and authoritarian surveillance.

As UPS, steel and telecom companies demand wage freezes
Workers in US face growing class battles

Bottom 40 percent of Americans have a negative net income

By Gabriel Black, 3 August 2018

A report by Reuters shows that nearly half of the US population does not earn enough money to cover expenses and is increasingly dependent on unsustainable levels of debt to survive.

What is behind the talk of a Brexit “national emergency”?

By Julie Hyland, 3 August 2018

Underlying the febrile atmosphere that has developed since the Brexit referendum vote are explosive class tensions.

Lafarge investigation exposes US-French collusion with ISIS in Syria

By Francis Dubois, 3 August 2018

Former Foreign Secretary Laurent Fabius claimed to know nothing about it, but ties between terrorist groups and the former Socialist Party government are rapidly coming to light.

Facebook deletes 87 accounts linked to Brazilian right as WhatsApp restricts messaging

By Miguel Andrade, 3 August 2018

Facebook, acting in deep coordination with the state and US imperialism, aims to legitimize police-state measures against social unrest and political opposition.

Separated: Children at the Border highlights the horrific human costs of the bipartisan war on immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 3 August 2018

The latest PBS Frontline documentary shows the effect of family separations and traces the roots of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.

Immigration police launch political attack on Portland mayor for backing anti-ICE protests

Hundreds of immigrant children remain separated from parents as court deadline passes

Military-style immigration raids: Coming to a workplace near you

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Long Island Rail Road derailment underscores decay of New York’s transportation infrastructure

By Josh Varlin, 3 August 2018

The derailment affected thousands of commuters well into the evening rush hour.

Facebook censors anti-fascist rally in Washington

UK Parliament “fake news” report demands sweeping internet censorship

More on internet censorship »

Spain’s conservative Popular Party shifts further to the right

By Alejandro López, 3 August 2018

Pablo Casado’s programme is a combination of ultra-Catholic demands, support for the dismantling of the welfare state and intensification of attacks on democratic rights.

Business leaders look to Labor Party after by-elections shake Australian government

By Mike Head, 3 August 2018

Confronted by growing social and political unrest, corporate executives are preparing to pursue their interests via a Labor government.

Australia: Nine-Fairfax Media merger threatens jobs

By Oscar Grenfell, 3 August 2018

The deal marks a new stage in a protracted restructuring of corporate media organisations, dictated by the financial elite.

Bangladesh: Police and government thugs attack protesting students and teachers

By Rohantha De Silva, 3 August 2018

The Awami League-led government has encouraged the ruling party’s notoriously violent youth movement to assault demonstrators.

New in Russian

Резолюция Пятого национального съезда ПСР (США)
Свободу Джулиану Ассанжу!

3 августа 2018 г.

Эта резолюция была единогласно принята съездом Партии Социалистического Равенства США, который состоялся 22-27 июля 2018 года.

New in Spanish

El parasitismo financiero y la oligarquía estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 3 agosto 2018

Detrás de las incesantes afirmaciones de no tener dinero para cubrir las necesidades sociales urgentes, el 0,1 por ciento de estadounidenses más ricos busca monopolizar toda la riqueza creada por la clase trabajadora.

Facebook censura manifestación antifascista en Washington

Por Andre Damon, 3 agosto 2018

La campaña para censurar el internet, presentada inicialmente como una respuesta a la supuesta “injerencia” rusa, pone cada vez más en la mira los puntos de vista políticos de izquierdas.

La amenaza de despido masivo por Ryanair plantea la necesidad de una lucha coordinada a nivel mundial de los trabajadores en aerolíneas

Por Steve James, 3 agosto 2018

El papel de los sindicatos en las aerolíneas y otras industrias es aislar cualquier lucha, imponer las demandas de las compañías y evitar una lucha unificada de toda la clase trabajadora.

New in Turkish

Alman sağı, nükleer “kitle imha silahları” talep ediyor

Johannes Stern, 3 Ağustos 2018

Almanya’daki sağcı koalisyon hükümetinin askeri harcamaları geniş çapta arttırma planını duyurmasından sadece haftalar sonra, büyük bir ulusal gazete, bir nükleer silah cephaneliği oluşturma çağrısı yaptı.

Mısır’daki askeri cunta darbe karşıtı 75 protestocuyu ölüme mahkum etti

Chris Marsden, 3 Ağustos 2018

Cumartesi günü, bir Kahire mahkemesi, 75 sanığı, asılarak idam edilmelerini onaylaması için Mısır’ın büyük müftüsüne sevk etti.

ABD İran’a karşı rejim değişikliğine ve savaşa hazırlanıyor

Peter Symonds, 3 Ağustos 2018

ABD Ulusal Güvenlik Danışmanı John Bulton, İran’ın üstüne gitme yönündeki ABD planlarını tartışmak için üst düzey katılımlı bir toplantı düzenledi.

Yunanistan’daki orman yangını felaketinin toplumsal ve siyasal arka planı

Katerina Selin, 3 Ağustos 2018

Sorumlular, Yunanistan toplumunu son yıllarda yağmalayıp mahveden ve sanık sandalyesinde olması gereken suçlular olan hem AB, Syriza ve tüm eski hükümet partileri hem de büyük şirketler ve bankalardır.

SEP (ABD) Beşinci Ulusal Kongre Kararı
Julian Assange’a özgürlük!

3 Ağustos 2018

WikiLeaks’in ve Julian Assange’ın ABD’nin askeri, diplomatik ve istihbarat dosyalarını yayınlaması, bir suç değildir.

Ekvador devlet başkanı, Julian Assange’ın ABD’ye iade edilmesine izin vermeye hazır

Mike Head, 3 Ağustos 2018

Assange, güvenli bir ülkeye iade edilme hakkından yararlanma şöyle dursun, Britanya’dan, onu talep eden tek ülkeye (ABD) iade edilme olasılığı ile karşı karşıya kalacak.

New in French

Trump se prépare à intensifier la menace tarifaire contre la Chine

Nick Beams, 3 août 2018

Les États-Unis envisagent activement d’augmenter les droits de douane proposés pour 200 milliards de dollars de marchandises chinoises supplémentaires, soit 25 % et non plus 10 % comme il avait été établi initialement.

Le parasitisme financier et l‘oligarchie américaine

Patrick Martin, 3 août 2018

Derrière les affirmations incessantes qu’il n’y a pas d’argent pour les besoins sociaux urgents il y a la campagne du 0,1 pour cent le plus riche pour monopoliser toute la richesse créée par la classe ouvrière.

New in German

Trump plant weiteren Steuernachlass für Reiche in Milliardenhöhe

Patrick Martin, 3. August 2018

Das ständige Geschrei, für dringende soziale Bedürfnisse sei kein Geld da, entspringt dem Bestreben der obersten 0,1 Prozent, den von der Arbeiterklasse geschaffenen Reichtum vollständig zu vereinnahmen.

Facebook zensiert antifaschistische Demonstration in Washington

Andre Damon, 3. August 2018

Die Kampagne zur Zensur des Internets wurde anfangs als Reaktion auf angebliche russische „Einmischung“ dargestellt, richtet sich inzwischen jedoch zunehmend gegen linke Ansichten.

Geheimdienst-Chef soll AfD beraten haben

Ulrich Rippert, 3. August 2018

Der Chef des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz, Hans-Georg Maaßen, soll der damaligen AfD-Vorsitzenden Frauke Petry 2015 bei mehreren Treffen Ratschläge gegeben haben, wie sie eine bundesweite Beobachtung der AfD vermeiden könne.

Ryanair’s Drohung mit Massenentlassungen macht koordinierten Arbeitskampf nötig

Steve James, 3. August 2018

Die Gewerkschaften in der Luftfahrtindustrie und anderswo isolieren alle Kämpfe und setzen die Forderungen der Unternehmen durch.

SEP-Kandidat Niles Niemuth: Ein Sozialist für die US-Kongresswahl im November

unseren Korrespondenten, 3. August 2018

Niles Niemuth kandidiert in Michigan für die Socialist Ecuality Party zur Kongress-Zwischenwahl am 6. November 2018. Er tritt für ein sozialistisches Programm gegen Krieg und Kapitalismus ein.

New in Arabic

المجلس العسكري المصري یمد حالة الطوارئ ويسيطر على وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعیة

٢٢ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٨

بعد خمس سنوات من الانقلاب العسكري الذي وقع في 3 یولیو / تموز 2013 ضد الرئیس الإخواني محمد مرسي والمذبحة التي راح ضحیتها أكثر من 1000 تابعا له في شوارع القاهرة ، یقوم النظام العسكري للدكتاتور عبد الفتاح السیسي ، المدعوم من القوى الغربية ، بتكثیف إرهابه المعادي للثورة.

New in Italian

Cos’è la “nostra democrazia”?

Eric London, 31 luglio 2018

Al centro dell'isteria anti-russa guidata dal Partito Democratico è l'affermazione che la Russia e il suo presidente, Vladimir Putin, minacciano la “nostra democrazia”.

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Perspective

Facebook censorship targets the left

3 August 2018

Facebook’s censorship of a major anti-fascist rally is a deliberate effort to repress and criminalize left-wing political views.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Committee of the Fourth International

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

3 August 2018

The Socialist Equality Party in the United States held its Fifth National Congress July 22-27 in Southeast Michigan.

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
Free Julian Assange!

2 August 2018

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

By Vladimir Volkov, 2 August 2018

Understanding the role Leon Trotsky played in the twentieth century is fundamental to the revival of the heritage of Marxism in the countries of the former Soviet Union, and to the fight to build the International Committee of the Fourth International.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

No challenge filed to Socialist Equality Party candidate’s nominating petition in Michigan

By our reporter, 3 August 2018

The Michigan Board of Elections will not formally decide whether to certify Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth until September 7, but the deadline has passed for any outside group, such as the Democratic Party, to file a challenge.

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP volunteers in Michigan speak on powerful support from workers for a socialist perspective

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

Arts Review

#MeToo turns deadly
Opera singer Anne Sofie von Otter blames #MeToo witch-hunt for her husband’s suicide

By David Walsh, 3 August 2018

Anne Sofie von Otter, the famed Swedish mezzo-soprano, is speaking out to the press for the first time about the March 2018 suicide of her husband, Benny Fredriksson.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?—A new documentary about Fred Rogers and his television program

By Hiram Lee, 2 August 2018

Ronan Farrow’s latest #MeToo “bombshell,” directed against Leslie Moonves of CBS

By David Walsh, 1 August 2018

Geoffrey Rush’s lawyers argue newspaper’s allegations “motivated to harm” the actor

By Richard Phillips, 1 August 2018

Annie Swynnerton—a Victorian artist rediscovered but misinterpreted
An exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery

Unexpectedly restrained: Matteo Garrone’s Dogman
Based on a horrific 1988 murder in Rome

Workers Struggles

Autoworkers speak out against UAW corruption, voice support for Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers

By Jessica Goldstein, 2 August 2018

Mobilize the working class behind Indiana autoworkers
Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers: Form a rank-and-file strike committee to fight for jobs and safety!

UAW corruption scandal reaches the top

More on autoworkers struggles »

New Zealand nurses express frustration, anger in union broadcast

By our reporters, 2 August 2018

New Zealand Defence Force nurses deployed during strike

After nationwide strike: The way forward for New Zealand health workers

Five months after strike, West Virginia teachers say “nothing has changed”

By Nancy Hanover, 31 July 2018

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

More on US teachers struggles »

Ryanair’s mass sacking threat raises need for globally coordinated struggle of airline workers

By Steve James, 2 August 2018

Washington, D.C. metro union seeks to bury members’ strike vote

By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2018

Commentary

Financial parasitism and the American oligarchy

By Patrick Martin, 2 August 2018

German government launches camp system for refugees

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 August 2018

German interior minister’s “Master Plan” for refugees: Internment camps and mass deportations

More on the attack on refugees »

Amid trial of former campaign chairman, Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe “right now”

By Barry Grey, 2 August 2018

California’s burning: The social and political background of the deadly infernos

By David Brown, 1 August 2018

Trump plans a $100 billion tax bonus for the rich

By Niles Niemuth, 1 August 2018

As US workers’ wages continue to fall
Oracle CEO pockets $250 million after Trump tax cut

Seven months after Trump’s tax cut
Corporate tax collection rate at historic low

$3,000 per second for Bezos, poverty wages for Amazon workers

German right demands nuclear “weapons of mass extermination”

By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2018

Far-right Identitarian movement attempts to disrupt IYSSE meeting in Dresden

Acquittal for right-wing extremist Identitarian movement in Austrian court

Politics in bad faith: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns in Michigan

By Andre Damon, 31 July 2018

Ocasio-Cortez, DSA seek to give “left” cover to right-wing Democratic Party

Benalla affair destabilises Macron government in France

French police scandal exposes Mélenchon’s ties to the police state

Egypt’s military junta condemns 75 coup protesters to death

German Left Party leaders prepare to form new right-wing movement

David Harvey’s Jacobin interview on Marx’s Capital
A promotion of the “life-style” politics of the pseudo-left

Defend Julian Assange!

Julian Assange’s lawyer: Australian government has a “duty” to protect him

By Mike Head, 2 August 2018

Jennifer Robinson said the WikiLeaks editor wants to exercise his right to return to Australia, provided he is protected from extradition to the US.

Ecuador’s president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US

By Mike Head, 31 July 2018

Julian Assange and the betrayal of Latin America’s “left”

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Ecuador refuses to give assurance of Julian Assange’s political asylum rights

By Mike Head, 27 July 2018

Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 25 July 2018

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

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

25 years ago: Clinton declares war on social spending programs

In a nationally televised speech, US President Bill Clinton declared war on what he called the “politics of entitlement,” reaffirming his pledges during the 1992 election campaign to “end welfare as we know it.”

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50 years ago: Bratislava Declaration is signed in Czechoslovakia

Six representatives from the Communist parties of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, and Poland met with the leaders of Czechoslovakia and signed what became known as the Bratislava Declaration.

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75 years ago: Uprising at Treblinka extermination camp

Prisoners at the Treblinka extermination camp launched a heroic uprising against their Nazi jailers, which shook Third Reich forces and inspired workers and youth engaged in the struggle against fascism across Europe.

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100 years ago: French Socialist Party opposes anti-Bolshevik intervention

The national congress of the Section Francaise de l’Internationale Ouvriere rejected intervention by the imperialist Allies against the Bolsheviks in Russia.

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Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Twenty-five years since the death of Joy Gardner

By Julie Hyland, 28 July 2018

Behind the actions of the police officers involved, Joy’s killing was the result of deliberate government policy.

The killing of Joy Gardner: A Workers Inquiry is needed

By the International Communist Party (July 1 1995), 28 July 2018

The World Socialist Web Site is republishing here the July 1, 1995 statement by the International Communist Party—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)—calling for the formation of a Workers’ Inquiry into the death of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner.

Science

Evidence of liquid water lakes under polar ice caps on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 26 July 2018

The previous 54 years of Mars space exploration have laid the groundwork for this remarkable discovery.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP member Mohamdiramlage Chandrasiri (1955–2018)

By Wimal Fernando, 19 July 2018

Retired bank worker Chandrasiri will always be remembered for his selfless dedication to Trotskyism, the rights of the working class and the building of the SEP.

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Featured Video

Coby Day: Hundreds memorialize fallen Detroit autoworker Jacoby Hennings

Friends and family of Jacoby Hennings (1995 - 2017) want answers about the circumstances surrounding the young autoworker's death at Ford's Woodhaven stamping plant.

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

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.