Over 130 immigrant workers arrested in ICE raids in Minnesota and Nebraska

By Alec Andersen, 9 August 2018

Hundreds of immigration agents and police in military gear carried out Gestapo-style roundups at roughly a dozen agricultural job sites.

Ryanair faces largest pilots’ strike in its history

By Marianne Arens, 9 August 2018

On Friday, simultaneous strikes against Ryanair will take place in several European countries. While workers’ anger has grown, the unions are doing everything to isolate the strike.

The Ryanair strike and the resurgence of international class struggle

Primary results show rightward shift of both Republican and Democratic parties

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018

The congressional primaries confirmed the headlong move to the right by the Democratic Party signaled by the rise of a cadre of former military and intelligence operatives running as Democratic candidates for Congress.

Julian Assange reportedly asked to give secret interview to US Senate Intelligence Committee

By Mike Head, 9 August 2018

WikiLeaks said it received a request for Assange to answer questions about supposed “Russian interference” in the 2016 election.

US-China trade war escalates

By Nick Beams, 9 August 2018

The US has threatened to impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese products, possibly by the beginning of September following public hearings to be held later this month.

UK: Boris Johnson makes anti-Muslim pitch for Tory Party leadership

By Julie Hyland, 9 August 2018

In publishing his views, Johnson is counting on the fetid anti-migrant atmosphere being whipped up by all political parties.

Podemos backs state cover-up in Barcelona terror attack

By Alex Lantier, 9 August 2018

The pseudo-left party is demanding that the Spanish king be allowed to lead this year’s remembrance ceremony.

German government plans reintroduction of military conscription

By Noah Windstein, 9 August 2018

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party conference is scheduled to adopt a decision to reintroduce military service.

Latin American elites respond to trade war with desperate “roadmap” for regional trade bloc

By Andrea Lobo, 9 August 2018

The escalating trade-war measures between the major global economies are accentuating the rabid competition between Latin American ruling elites for investments and trade.

PayPal closes pro-Palestinian group’s account in collusion with Israeli government

By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2018

PayPal’s action is part of a broader censorship drive by US technology and social media giants, working closely with US and Israeli intelligence agencies.

Mass protest led by Druze against Israel’s Nation State law

Israel’s Nation-State Law and the dead end of Zionism

Indian government threatens to end citizenship for millions of Assam residents

By Rohantha De Silva, 9 August 2018

The Bharatiya Janata Party is whipping up Hindu chauvinism, not just in Assam state, but throughout India.

Australian hospital staff have to raise money for patients’ basic needs

By E. Ballesteros, 9 August 2018

Footscray Hospital is one of three acute and sub-acute hospitals managed servicing a major working-class region of the Victorian state capital.

New in Russian

Документам кандидата Партии Социалистического Равенства в Мичигане не выдвинуто претензий

От нашего корреспондента, 9 августа 2018 г.

Государственная избирательная комиссия штата Мичиган не ранее 7 сентября примет решение, будет ли кандидат Партии Социалистического Равенства Найлс Нимут включен в избирательные бюллетени. Однако срок подачи претензий со стороны других групп, таких как Демократическая партия, истек.

New in French

La grève chez Ryanair et la résurgence de la lutte des classes internationale

Bill Van Auken, 9 août 2018

La lutte de classe atteint un nouveau stade de développement, posant des problèmes stratégiques à chaque section de la classe ouvrière internationale.

Portugal: le chef du Bloc de gauche démissionne après la révélation d’une fortune due à la spéculation immobilière

Paul Mitchell, 9 août 2018

Toute l’affaire impliquant Robles révèle, encore une fois, la nature intéressée et hypocrite de la classe moyenne supérieure qui constitue la base sociale de la pseudo-gauche

New in Spanish

La huelga en Ryanair y el resurgimiento de la lucha de clases internacional

Por Robert Stevens, 9 agosto 2018

La lucha de clases está llegando a una etapa más alta de desarrollo, planteando cuestiones estratégicas ante cada sección de la clase obrera internacional.

No hay dinero para salarios, escuelas, atención médica, pero...
Las recompras de acciones alcanzarán $1 billón en 2018

Por Barry Grey, 9 agosto 2018

Se están desperdiciando billones de dólares al inflar los precios de la bolsa de valores de Nueva York (NYSE) y los bonos de los CEOs y los grandes inversores, mientras que los salarios reales de los trabajadores estadounidenses continúan disminuyendo.

EUA lanza guerra económica contra Irán, sacudiendo Oriente Próximo y la geopolítica mundial

Por Keith Jones, 9 agosto 2018

Trump firmó una orden ejecutiva el lunes reimponiendo ruinosas sanciones económicas contra Irán que fueron suspendidas en 2016 como parte del acuerdo nuclear con Irán.

Administración de Trump planea restringir ciudadanía para 20 millones de inmigrantes legales

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 9 agosto 2018

Este paso constituye un ataque contra la clase obrera en general y pregona una intensificación de los recortes sociales en los que dependen millones de personas.

Protesta masiva encabezada por drusos contra la ley del Estado nación en Israel

Por Jean Shaoul, 9 agosto 2018

Se reporta que 150.000 personas participaron en la manifestación, convirtiéndola en el mitin druso más grande de la historia.

Informe de apertura al Quinto Congreso Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de los EUA

Por David North, 9 agosto 2018

Este informe fue pronunciado por David North, el presidente nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EUA), para abrir el Quinto Congreso Nacional del PSI, celebrado entre el 22 y el 27 de julio de 2018.

New in German

Der Ryanair-Streik und die Wiederkehr des internationalen Klassenkampfes

Robert Stevens, 9. August 2018

Der Klassenkampf erreicht eine höhere Entwicklungsstufe und stellt die gesamte internationale Arbeiterklasse vor strategische Fragen.

Iran-Sanktionen: Trump bedroht die ganze Welt

Peter Symonds, 9. August 2018

Im Namen des „Weltfriedens“ bereiten die USA Handelskrieg und Krieg vor – nicht nur gegen den Iran, sondern gegen alle potentiellen Rivalen, darunter ihre europäischen und asiatischen Verbündeten.

Verteidigt den RefRat! Stoppt die rechtsextreme Verschwörung an der Berliner Humboldt- Universität!

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality und der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 9. August 2018

Die IYSSE und die SGP verurteilen die Angriffe von HU- Präsidentin Sabine Kunst (SPD) auf den RefRat (AStA) der Berliner Humboldt-Universität und ihre Komplizenschaft mit der rechtsextremen AfD.

Nationalismus und Ausländerfeindschaft
Lafontaine und Wagenknecht starten ihre Sammlungsbewegung

Ulrich Rippert, 9. August 2018

Mit großem Medienrummel stellten die beiden Linken- Politiker am vergangen Wochenende die Internetpräsentation der neuen politischen Sammlungsbewegung „#aufstehen“ vor.

Gewerkschaften wollen internationalen Streik bei Ryanair isolieren

Marianne Arens, 9. August 2018

Am kommenden Freitag werden in mehreren Ländern Europas gleichzeitig Streiks gegen die Fluggesellschaft Ryanair stattfinden. Während die Wut der Arbeiter wächst, setzen die Gewerkschaften alles daran, den Streik zu isolieren.

Kein Geld für Löhne, Schulen, Gesundheitsversorgung, aber...
Aktienrückkäufe in Billionenhöhe im Jahr 2018

Barry Grey, 9. August 2018

Während Billionen dafür verschleudert werden, die Aktienpreise und die Vermögen der Vorstandschefs und Großinvestoren zu erhöhen, sinken die Reallöhne der amerikanischen Arbeiter immer weiter.

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

Fight back against internet censorship!

9 August 2018

The principal aim of censorship has been, and remains, to shut down left-wing opposition to war, inequality and capitalism.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Video

Amazon worker Shannon Allen: “What we need is a socialist program!”

Shannon Allen, a homeless Amazon worker who lives in her car in the Amazon parking lot, was recently featured in a political ad for Bernie Sanders. But she has more to say than what was included by the Sanders team...

Featured Commentary

Defend the Student Council! Stop the right-wing conspiracy at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018

The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.

The demise of another Bernie Sanders fraud

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018

The latest effort by Sanders—with the assistance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—to give a “progressive” gloss to the corporate-controlled Democratic Party has reached its predictable end in Michigan and Kansas.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party: Part Two

9 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

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

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

UPS workers struggles

UPS workers: Build rank-and-file committees to organize opposition to the contract!

By the WSWS UPS Worker Newsletter, 9 August 2018

The Teamsters must not be allowed to retain the initiative and continue its conspiracy with the company against the workers unopposed.

Amid growing outrage from workers, Teamsters release sellout UPS Freight contract agreement

Construction workers building UPS super-hub in Indianapolis walk off job

More on the struggle at UPS »

Commentary

No money for wages, schools, health care, but…
Stock buybacks will hit $1 trillion in 2018

By Barry Grey, 8 August 2018

Class exploitation and the market: The secret of the $1 trillion corporation

The New York Times defends Sarah Jeong after racist tweets come to light

By Hiram Lee, 8 August 2018

Bernie Sanders holds rallies to prop up the Democratic Party in Michigan

By Eric London, 6 August 2018

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

Washington allies with ISIS as great power conflict trumps “war on terror”

By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2018

Why did New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger meet with Trump?

By E.P. Milligan, 6 August 2018

Who is UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada?

By Tim Rivers, 6 August 2018

More on the attack on immigrants »

Workers Struggles

Arizona teachers return to classrooms with limited gains and broken promises

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2018

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

More on the Defense of Public Education »

UK: Unite suspends strike action on Sheffield Supertram to recommend sellout deal

By Tony Robson, 8 August 2018

New Zealand Nurses Organisation rams through sellout pay deal

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 8 August 2018

The fight to defend jobs and the lessons of the 1972 Lordstown strike

By Carl Bronski, 8 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!

More on autoworkers struggles »

Australia: Telstra seeks to slash wages after announcing massive job cuts

By Terry Cook, 8 August 2018

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

By Evan Cohen, 3 August 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

By Niles Niemuth, 8 August 2018

“You have a perspective from the working man, not from the corporate media”
Workers and young people speak to SEP campaigners at Sanders rallies in southeast Michigan

By Tom Hall, 6 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan’s 12th congressional district

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

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

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

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

Jazz goes country—the music of Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams

By Hiram Lee, 7 August 2018

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story—“Do good anyway. … Think big anyway. … Build anyway”

By Joanne Laurier, 6 August 2018

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

By David Walsh, 3 August 2018

25 years ago: Coalition government in Japan excludes former ruling party

On August 9, 1993, an eight-party coalition government was formed in Japan, without the Liberal Democratic Party, which had ruled in Tokyo continuously for the previous 38 years.

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50 years ago: Nine coal miners killed in an explosion in Greenville, Kentucky

On August 7, 1968 an explosion inside the River Queen No. 1 Coal Mine killed nine men who had been working under the surface.

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75 years ago: Soviet troops launch offensive against German forces

On August 7, 1943, Russian troops launched a significant military offensive against German troops in the Smolensk and Bryansk regions of the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Japanese troops land in Vladivostok

Over 12,000 Japanese troops poured into the Siberian city of Vladivostok on the Pacific, only about 80 miles (127 km) north of Korea, which the Japanese had occupied in 1895, as a part of the Allied Siberian expedition.

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NHS Fightback

NHS trade unions’ “best deal in eight years” revealed as a fraud

By Ajanta Silva, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 4 August 2018

The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.

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

Sri Lankan SEP member Mohamdiramlage Chandrasiri (1955–2018)

By Wimal Fernando, 19 July 2018

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Defend Julian Assange!

Ecuador’s president issues new threat to Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 7 August 2018

Moreno’s threats to “take measures” if Assange “intervenes” in the politics of other countries is a fraudulent attempt to justify turning the journalist over to the war criminals in Washington and London.

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

By Mike Head, 2 August 2018

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

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 »

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.

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

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.