Democratic governor signs Louisiana fetal “heartbeat” abortion ban

By Kate Randall, 31 May 2019

Louisiana is the fifth state to pass bans on abortions based on detection of a fetal heartbeat, following Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.

Mobilize the working class in defense of abortion rights

Alabama abortion ban: Back to barbarism

After the Mueller statement
Trump to impose tariff on Mexico in attack on immigrants as Democrats denounce Russia

By Eric London, 31 May 2019

The working class has no ally in the faction fight between reactionary partisans of US imperialism.

Mueller encourages drive to remove Trump

US escalates threat of force against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2019

Threats of “force” and a “very strong response” have accompanied Washington’s unsubstantiated claims of Iranian responsibility for attacks in the Middle East.

A further step towards war with Iran
Trump deploys 1,500 troops to Middle East, sells weapons to Gulf allies

The German government prepares military intervention in Syria

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2019

Military support of a “safe zone” in northern Syria would mean a massive escalation of Germany’s participation in the Syrian war.

Fresh Israeli elections after Netanyahu fails to form a government

By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2019

The calling of new elections expresses the crisis of bourgeois rule provoked by the twin pressures of the decades-long military suppression of the Palestinian people and deepening social inequality within Israel itself.

Netanyahu—unable to form a government—threatens new Israeli elections

Following European elections: EU summit haggles over top jobs

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2019

The European heads of government met for a summit in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the future leading personnel in the European Union.

As teachers union abandons demands and calls in Democrats
New Haven, California teachers strike at a crossroads

By Evan Blake and David Brown, 31 May 2019

The New Haven Teachers Association is working with state Democrats to end the teachers strike as quickly as possible with a sellout contract

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“All the companies should go on strike together”
Faurecia auto parts workers await contract expiration in Saline, Michigan

By Tim Rivers, 31 May 2019

Workers at the factory near Detroit voted 97 percent earlier this month to authorize strike action at the plant, which produces door panels, consoles, instrument panels and other plastic parts.

Russian health care workers protest over wages and staffing

By Andrea Peters, 31 May 2019

Part of a wave of ongoing protests against the deplorable state of public health services in Russia, workers in Penza oblast staged a “work-to-rule” strike in late May.

Pakistan government prepares savage austerity following IMF “bailout”

By Sampath Perera, 31 May 2019

Washington is seeking to exploit Pakistan’s fiscal and economic crisis to disrupt Islamabad’s growing economic and strategic ties with China.

Australia: Children detained in adult watch houses in Queensland

By John Harris, 31 May 2019

Children as young as ten have been held in maximum security facilities, where they have been subjected to horrific abuses.

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Правительство Гондураса расправляется с бастующими учителями, врачами и медсестрами

Андреа Лобо, 31 мая 2019 г.

Профсоюзы и оппозиционные партии делают все возможное, чтобы удержать рабочих от призывов к общей борьбе международного рабочего класса против империализма.

New in Turkish

İstanbul’da “Julian Assange’a ve Chelsea Manning’e Özgürlük” toplantısı düzenlendi

Muhabirlerimizden, 31 Mayıs 2019

Toplantıda, Assange’ın ABD’ye iade edilmesine karşı çıkan ve işçileri ve gençleri Assange’ın ve Manning’in özgürlüğü uğruna mücadeleye katılmaya çağıran bir karar önerisi oybirliği ile kabul edildi.

Sağlık durumu kötüleşen Assange, Belmarsh Cezaevi revirine nakledildi

Oscar Grenfell, 31 Mayıs 2019

WikiLeaks’in kurucusu ve yayıncısı Julian Assange, tutuklanmasından bu yana destekleyicilerine yönelik yayınlanan ilk açıklamasını yaptı.

Guardian’a mektup: Julian Assange hakkındaki asılsız iddianızı geri çekin

Chris Marsden, 31 Mayıs 2019

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) Ulusal Sekreteri Chris Marsden’in Guardian gazetesine gönderdiği ve Julian Assange hakkında yayınladıkları bir başyazıda yer alan yalanları düzeltmelerini ve bunun için özür dilemelerini talep eden mektup.

Avrupa seçimleri ve sınıf mücadelesinin canlanması

Alex Lantier, 31 Mayıs 2019

Avrupa seçimleri, siyaset kurumunun son derece gözden düşmüş ve işçi sınıfının siyasi değişim yönünde artan taleplerine kapalı olduğunu ortaya koydu.

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¿Por qué callan los Socialistas Democráticos de Estados Unidos sobre la persecución de Julian Assange?

Por Andre Damon, 31 mayo 2019

DSA y su publicación afiliada, Jacobin, han guardado un silencio cómplice sobre la imputación de Assange bajo la Ley de espionaje.

Ante problema de salud grave, Assange transferido al ala médica de la prisión Belmarsh

Por Oscar Grenfell, 31 mayo 2019

El WSWS exige la liberación inmediata de Assange de la prisión de máxima seguridad y que sea transferido a un hospital con el mejor cuidado médico disponible y con los doctores de su elección.

El verdugo del Oriente Próximo: el régimen egipcio, respaldado por los Estados Unidos, impone casi 2.500 condenas a muerte

Por Bill Van Auken, 31 mayo 2019

Según las cortes de Al Sisi reparten penas de muerte, incluso contra niños, Washington está derramando ayuda militar que será utilizada para perpetrar crímenes de guerra.

El Gobierno hondureño reprime huelga de maestros, doctores y enfermeros

por Andrea Lobo, 31 mayo 2019

Los sindicatos y los partidos de oposición han hecho todo lo posible para prevenir que los trabajadores apelen a una lucha conjunta de la clase obrera internacional contra el imperialismo.

La Agrupación Nacional ultraderechista de Le Pen gana elección europea en Francia

Por Will Morrow, 31 mayo 2019

Ambos partidos que han gobernado Francia por medio siglo, el Partido Socialista y Los Republicanos, recibieron un combinado de 14 por ciento de los votos.

Elecciones europeas: los votantes alemanes registran una fuerte oposición a la gran coalición

Por Ulrich Rippert, 31 mayo 2019

La ira de los votantes alemanes hacia las condiciones laborales intolerables, el aumento en la renta y la escalada de militarismo no pudo hallar ninguna expresión política dentro del marco de las elecciones de la UE.

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EU-valgene og gjenoppblussingen av klassekampen

Alex Lantier, 31. mai 2019

EU-valgene avslørte den dype mistroen til det politiske etablissementet og den ubøyelige avvisningen av arbeiderklassens voksende forlangender om politisk endring.

Assange overført til medisinsk avdeling i Belmarsh Prison, med seriøse bekymringer for hans helsetilstand

Oscar Grenfell, 31. mai 2019

WSWS krever Assanges umiddelbare løslatelse fra maksimalsikkerhetsfengselet og overføring til et sykehus med best mulig medisinsk ekspertise, og med leger etter hans eget valg.

Midtøstens bøddel: Det USA-støttede regimet i Egypt avleverer dødsdommer for 2 500

Bill Van Auken, 31. mai 2019

Mens al-Sisis domstoler kverner ut dødsdommer, også mot barn, pøser Washington på med militærhjelp som anvendes til krigsforbrytelser.

Julian Assange og britiske Guardians nedrige opptreden

Robert Stevens, 31. mai 2019

Mens WikiLeaks-journalisten konfronterer livstidsfengsling eller det som verre er, får ikke Guardian seg til å forsvare ham.

Brev til Guardian krever dementi av falsk påstand om at Julian Assange står overfor «voldtektsanklage»

Chris Marsden, 31. mai 2019

Følgende er et brev til den britiske avisa Guardian fra SEPs nasjonalsekretær Chris Marsden med krav om at de dementerer og beklager løgnene de publiserte i en redksjonell lederartikkel om Julian Assange.

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Bundesregierung bereitet Kriegseinsatz in Syrien vor

Peter Schwarz, 31. Mai 2019

Berlin ist bereit, eine von den USA geplante „Schutzzone“ im Norden Syriens militärisch zu unterstützen. Entsprechende Pläne will sie heute mit US-Außenminister Pompeo besprechen.

Die Europawahl und die Rückkehr des Klassenkampfs

Alex Lantier, 31. Mai 2019

Die Europawahl hat gezeigt, dass das politische Establishment vollkommen diskreditiert ist und den wachsenden Forderungen der Arbeiterklasse nach einem politischen Wandel feindlich gegenübersteht.

Gesundheit von Julian Assange verschlechtert sich
Wikileaks-Gründer in Krankenflügel des Gefängnisses Belmarsh verlegt

Oscar Grenfell, 31. Mai 2019

Die WSWS fordert die sofortige Freilassung von Julian Assange aus dem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis und seine Verlegung in ein Krankenhaus, mit der bestmöglichen medizinischen Versorgung von Ärzten seiner Wahl.

Mueller regt Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Trump an

Barry Grey, 31. Mai 2019

Am Mittwoch lieferte US-Sonderermittler Robert Mueller der Fraktion in der amerikanischen herrschenden Klasse, die Trump noch vor den Wahlen 2020 aus dem Amt entheben will, neue Munition.

New in Arabic

الحرب الإمبريالية ، انتفاضة الطبقة العاملة في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا ، واستراتيجية الثورة الدائمة

يقلم كيث جونز, ٩ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

ثمة نقطة مركزية في منظور اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وفي استراتيجيتها الثورية هي الاعتراف بأن الانهيار الرأسمالي الشامل المنهجي الذي يدفع القوى الإمبريالية نحو العدوان والحرب هو بالتحديد الذي يغذي ثورة اجتماعية.

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Perspective

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

31 May 2019

Anyone under the impression that Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin or the Democratic Socialists of America have anything to do with socialism should listen to an interview with Sunkara published by the New York Times on Thursday.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

On the spot report: Protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court demands freedom for gravely ill Julian Assange

By our reporters, 31 May 2019

Around 100 people demonstrated outside Westminster Magistrates Court Thursday morning to oppose US extradition proceedings targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

John Pilger speaks out:
“Today it’s Julian Assange, tomorrow it could be you”

By our reporters, 31 May 2019

Investigative journalist, broadcaster and film maker John Pilger spoke to the media outside the Westminster Magistrates Court about Assange’s case.

WikiLeaks ambassador Joseph Farrell: “Going into prison is a big, ominous, oppressive feeling”

By our reporter, 31 May 2019

The WSWS spoke to Joseph A. Farrell, a WikiLeaks ambassador and a Centre for Investigative Journalism board member.

“We are told that we live in a democratic society, but this proves it’s not the case”
Protesters speak out in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 31 May 2019

WSWS reporters spoke to some of those protesting outside Westminster Magistrates Court against efforts to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.

Amid grave concerns for his health, Assange transferred to Belmarsh Prison medical wing

By Oscar Grenfell, 30 May 2019

Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

As Assange faces 170-year sentence, Trump proposes pardoning US war criminals

Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange?

By Andre Damon, 29 May 2019

Julian Assange and the degraded spectacle of Britain’s Guardian

By Robert Stevens, 30 May 2019

Letter to Guardian demands retraction of false claim that Julian Assange faces “rape charge”

By Chris Marsden, 30 May 2019

Istanbul public meeting calls for the defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our correspondents, 30 May 2019

Free Julian Assange! Free Chelsea Manning!
Attend UK public meetings to demand freedom of Assange and Manning!

27 May 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote: Terry Gilliam’s latest tribute to non-conformism

By David Walsh, 31 May 2019

Gilliam has famously been attempting to make a film inspired by Don Quixote, the 17th century novel by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, for decades.

Director of Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning and other films focusing on the African-American working class and poor
Film director John Singleton dead at age 51

By Nick Barrickman, 29 May 2019

The end of Game of Thrones: Spectacle versus art

By Gabriel Black, 27 May 2019

Commentary

The hangman of the Middle East: US-backed regime in Egypt hands down nearly 2,500 death sentences

By Bill Van Auken, 30 May 2019

The European elections and the resurgence of the class struggle

By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2019

“It’s been hell for the world”
US Army tweet provokes outpouring of antiwar sentiment

By George Marlowe, 28 May 2019

Why ISIS launched a terror attack on Sri Lanka

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 29 May 2019

The Fight Against Fascism

Successful book presentation of Why Are They Back? at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin

By our reporter, 30 May 2019

“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
Video: Christoph Vandreier’s full lecture at Wayne State

By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019

The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

31 May 2019

State train drivers conducted a nationwide strike on May 28 to oppose government plans to increase the pension age in increments over the next five years.

52,000 teachers strike in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2019

New Zealand teachers’ strike: Break from Labour and the unions! Unite the working class against austerity!

Honduran government cracks down on strike by teachers, doctors and nurses

By Andrea Lobo, 29 May 2019

University of Chicago graduate student union authorizes strike action

By George Gallanis, 29 May 2019

Police and military crack down on spontaneous taxi strike in Matamoros, Mexico

By Eric London, 25 May 2019

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

The Social Crisis in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan: “I don’t like the idea of selling my blood plasma for money, but I have to do what I’ve got to do”
US blood plasma industry targets poor and working class

By Carlos Delgado, 28 May 2019

“It feels like your whole life is a constant crisis”
US millennials describe life on the brink

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2019

The millennial generation in the US: Life on the brink

Socialist Equality Party

Aftermath of terrorist attack: Sri Lankan SEP public meeting warns about threat of dictatorship

By our reporters, 27 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party wins important support in Australian federal election

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 May 2019

Australian voters speak out
Workers and youth condemn major parliamentary parties

SGP European election candidate Andreas Niklaus speaks to Berlin bus drivers
“A war must be prevented at all costs”

By our reporters, 25 May 2019

A socialist perspective against fascism and war: Successful SGP election meeting in Berlin

25 years ago: Democratic Representative Dan Rostenkowski indicted

On May 31, 1994, powerful Democratic Party Congressman Dan Rostenkowski of Chicago was indicted on 17 felony counts in a massive abuse of office to plunder over $600,000 from the public treasury.

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50 years ago: General strike begins in Cordoba, Argentina

On May 29, 1969, workers and students in the industrial city of Cordoba, Argentina began a general strike that would become known as “El Cordobazo.”

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75 years ago: Allied forces approach Rome as Hitler calls for retreat

On June 2, 1944, Allied forces, led by British and US troops, succeeded in breaching the Caesar C line, the last defensive German positions leading to Nazi-occupied Rome.

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100 years ago: American aircraft makes first transatlantic flight

On May 27, 1919, the military plane dubbed Navy-Curtis 4, which had set off with two other American military planes, Navy-Curtis 1 and 3, from Long Island in New York on May 8, landed in Lisbon, Portugal.

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International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

History

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China

By Peter Symonds, 4 May 2019

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China—Part Two

New York Times column falsifies legacy of Eugene Debs

By Tom Mackaman, 30 April 2019

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018