As Trump escalates war on immigrants
US watchdog finds 900 immigrants jammed into jail designed for 125

By Barry Grey, 1 June 2019

The inspector general found detainees “standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets.”

Mueller encourages drive to remove Trump

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

“It’s immoral. It’s unethical. It’s torture”
US uses solitary confinement as weapon against detained immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 1 June 2019

An International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report documents the widespread use of solitary confinement by the US government against detained immigrants.

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Trump’s Mexican tariff threat hits global markets

By Nick Beams, 1 June 2019

In pursuit of his political agenda, Trump has made clear he is prepared to resort to the unprecedented use of economic measures, with far-reaching international ramifications.

Tensions with China to escalate following Trump’s visit to Japan

China considering “rare earths” retaliation in conflict with the US

More on North American immigrant issues »

At least 12 dead in Virginia Beach mass shooting

By Bryan Dyne, 1 June 2019

Mass shootings in America are a product of mounting social inequality at home and unending wars abroad.

France illegally arming Libyan coastguards to stop refugees from Africa

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 1 June 2019

The policy has been condemned by multiple human rights organizations because of the prevalence of torture, rape, slavery and murder in the camps.

Australia: Children detained in adult watch houses in Queensland

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Germany: Left Party suffers massive vote loss in European elections

By Gregor Link, 1 June 2019

The Left Party is rightly perceived, not as an opposition to the reactionary policies of the German government, but as part of them.

The German government prepares military intervention in Syria

Following European elections: EU summit haggles over top jobs

The European elections and the resurgence of the class struggle

UK Labour Party’s civil war blows up in aftermath of European election debacle

By Robert Stevens, 1 June 2019

In the absence of any genuine attempt to overcome the divisions sown in the working class by the 2016 referendum, the European elections became a de facto plebiscite on Brexit.

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Arch-communalist Modi sworn-in as India’s prime minister for second time

By Deepal Jayasekera, 1 June 2019

Big business, reports the Economic Times, wants the government placed on a “war footing” to rapidly implement “investor friendly reforms.”

Indian big business propels Modi and his Hindu supremacist BJP to a second term

Stalinist CPM and CPI suffer meltdown in India’s national election

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Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2019

The “20/32” election campaign was deliberately orchestrated to channel workers’ collective anger into the safe and acceptable channels of electoral politics.

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

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Ignoring workers overwhelming strike vote
UAW extends contract for Saline, Michigan Faurecia workers

By Tim Rivers, 1 June 2019

Without offering any explanation, the union announced it had decided, without consulting the membership, to grant the company a three-week extension.

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

Ford layoffs provoke widespread anger

Fiat-Chrysler announces merger, threatens jobs bloodbath

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UAW calls for contract vote by Mercy Health support and technical staff in a bid to isolate nurses

By Shannon Jones, 1 June 2019

If the contract is ratified, medical technicians could return to work after Monday, in what is effectively an attempt by the union to force workers to cross the picket line.

Russian health care workers protest over wages and staffing

University of Chicago graduate student union plans three-day picket

By George Gallanis, 1 June 2019

Graduate students must take this struggle out of the hands of the American Federation of Teachers-backed Graduate Students United union and form rank-and-file committees.

University of Chicago graduate student union authorizes strike action

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Fifty-five inmates killed in Brazilian prisons

By Gabriel Lemos, 1 June 2019

This escalating slaughter has been caused by a 300 percent increase in the prison population in the last two decades.

Australian billionaires celebrate soaring wealth, while wage case leaves millions in poverty

By Mike Head, 1 June 2019

The annual Rich List, along with the outcome of the latest minimum wage case, underscore the acceleration of social inequality in Australia and around the world.

New Zealand budget delivers billions for the military, starves public services

By Tom Peters, 1 June 2019

The Labour Party-led coalition government’s “well-being budget” deepens the program of austerity and militarism supported by all the parties in parliament.

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Mídia brasileira, PT e pseudo-esquerda procuram desviar oposição a Bolsonaro

Miguel Andrade, 1 Junho 2019

A atitude militante de centenas de milhares de jovens da classe trabalhadora que lotaram as manifestações de professores aterrorizou os supostos opositores de Bolsonaro.

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Demokrat-guvernør undertegner abortforbud basert på et fosters «hjerteslag»

Kate Randall, 1. juni 2019

Louisiana er den femte staten, etter Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi og Ohio, som innfører forbud mot abort basert på registreringen av fosterhjerteslag

Stedsrapport: Protest utenfor Westminster Magistrates Court med krav om frihet for en alvorlig syk Julian Assange

våre reportere, 1. juni 2019

Rundt 100 personer demonstrerte utenfor Westminster Magistrates Court på torsdag morgen for å opponere mot USAs utleveringsprosedyrer rettet mot WikiLeaks-gründeren Julian Assange.

John Pilger snakker ut:
«Idag er det Julian Assange, i morgen kan det være deg»

våre reportere, 1. juni 2019

Gravejournalisten, kringkasteren og filmskaperen John Pilger snakket om Assange-saken med mediene utenfor Westminster Magistrates Court.

Joseph Farrell, ambassadør for WikiLeaks: «Å gå inn i et fengsel er en stor, truende, undertrykkende fornemmelse»

våre reportere, 1. juni 2019

WSWS snakket med Joseph A. Farrell, en WikiLeaks-ambassadør og styremedlem for Sentret for undersøkende journalistikk

Israelsk nyvalgt etter at Netanyahu mislykkes med å danne regjering

Jean Shaoul, 1. juni 2019

Kallingen av et nyvalg er uttrykk for krisen for borgerlig styre, fremprovosert av det doble trykket av en tiår-lang militærundertrykking av det palestinske folket og den utdypende sosiale ulikheten innen Israel selv.

Etter Europa-valgene: EU-toppmøte kjiver over toppjobbene

Peter Schwarz, 1. juni 2019

De europeiske regjeringssjefene møttes i Brüssel på tirsdag for et toppmøte der de diskuterte om det fremtidige lederpersonalet for Den europeiske union (EU).

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El editor de Jacobin, Bhaskar Sunkara hace el ridículo

Joseph Kishore, 1 junio 2019

Cualquiera bajo la impresión de que Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin o los Socialistas Democráticos de Estados Unidos (DSA) tengan algo que ver con el socialismo deberían escuchar la entrevista con Sunkara publicada por el New York Times el jueves.

Gobernador demócrata de Luisiana firma prohibición de aborto si hay “latido” fetal

Kate Randall, 1 junio 2019

Luisiana es el quinto estado que aprueba abortos basados en la detección de un latido fetal, después de Georgia, Kentucky, Misisipi y Ohio.

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Alman hükümeti Suriye’ye askeri müdahaleye hazırlanıyor

Peter Schwarz, 1 Haziran 2019

Alman hükümeti, Suriye’nin kuzeyinde, ABD’nin kurmayı planladığı bir “güvenli bölge”ye askeri destek sağlamaya hazırlanıyor.

John Pilger: “Bugün Julian Assange, yarın siz olabilirsiniz”

Muhabirlerimizden, 1 Haziran 2019

Araştırmacı gazeteci, yayıncı ve film yapımcısı John Pilger, Westminster Sulh Ceza Mahkemesi’nin dışında, Assange hakkında açıklamada bulundu.

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Les États-Unis intensifient la menace de recours à la force contre l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 1 juin 2019

Des menaces de recours à la «force» et d'une «réponse très ferme» ont accompagné les affirmations non fondées de Washington sur la responsabilité de l'Iran dans les attaques au Moyen-Orient.

Le rédacteur en chef de Jacobin, Bhaskar Sunkara, se ridiculise

Joseph Kishore, 1 juin 2019

Quiconque a l'impression que Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin ou les Democratic Socialists of America ont quelque chose à voir avec le socialisme, devrait écouter l’interview avec Sunkara parue jeudi dans le New York Times.

Une manifestation devant le tribunal de Westminster exige la libération de Julian Assange, gravement malade

nos journalistes, 1 juin 2019

Une centaine de personnes ont manifesté devant le tribunal de première instance de Westminster jeudi matin pour s’opposer à la procédure d’extradition américaine qui vise Julian Assange, fondateur de WikiLeaks.

Le gouvernement allemand prépare une intervention militaire en Syrie

Peter Schwarz, 1 juin 2019

Le soutien militaire d'une «zone de sécurité» dans le nord de la Syrie signifierait une escalade massive de la participation de l'Allemagne à la guerre syrienne.

Après les élections européennes: Le sommet de l’UE marchande sur les postes de dirigeants

Peter Schwarz, 1 juin 2019

Les chefs de gouvernement européens se sont réunis mardi à Bruxelles pour un sommet afin de discuter des futurs dirigeants de l’Union européenne.

Le gouvernement hondurien réprime la grève des enseignants, des médecins et des infirmières

Andrea Lobo, 1 juin 2019

Les syndicats et les partis d’opposition ont tout fait en leur pouvoir afin d’éviter que les travailleurs unifient leur lutte à celle de la classe ouvrière internationale contre l’impérialisme.

New in German

Jacobin-Herausgeber Bhaskar Sunkara macht sich zum Narren

Joseph Kishore, 1. Juni 2019

Wer glaubt, dass Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin oder die Demokratischen Sozialisten Amerikas etwas mit Sozialismus zu tun haben, sollte sich ein Interview mit Sunkara anhören, das am Donnerstag von der New York Times veröffentlicht wurde.

Pompeo-Besuch: Scharfe Spannungen zwischen Deutschland und den USA

Peter Schwarz, 1. Juni 2019

Im wesentlichen diente der Besuch des US-Außenministers Pompeo in Berlin dazu, altbekannte Differenzen und Drohungen zu wiederholen. Zu einer Annäherung oder zu Beschlüssen kam es nicht.

Bericht vor Ort: Demonstranten vor dem Amtsgericht Westminster fordern Freiheit für schwerkranken Julian Assange

unserem Reporter, 1. Juni 2019

Am Donnerstagmorgen demonstrierten etwa 100 Menschen vor dem Amtsgericht von Westminster gegen die drohende Auslieferung von WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange an die USA.

John Pilger warnt: „Heute geht es gegen Julian Assange, morgen vielleicht gegen Sie“

unserem Reporter, 1. Juni 2019

Der investigative Journalist, Fernsehreporter und Filmemacher John Pilger sprach vor dem Amtsgericht von Westminster über Assanges Fall.

WikiLeaks-Botschafter Joseph Farrell: „Eingesperrt zu werden ist schwer, bedrohlich und bedrückend“

unserem Reporter, 1. Juni 2019

Die WSWS sprach mit Joseph A. Farrell, einem Botschafter von WikiLeaks und Vorstandsmitglied des Centre for Investigative Journalismus.

Ermittlungen zum Oktoberfestattentat sollen eingestellt werden

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 1. Juni 2019

Die Wiederaufnahme des Ermittlungsverfahrens verfolgte nicht das Ziel, die wahren Hintergründe des Oktoberfestattentats aufzudecken, sondern „jedem Vertrauensverlust gegenüber der Tätigkeit staatlicher Ermittlungsbehörden“ entgegenzuwirken.

New in Russian

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 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

United Nations Special Rapporteur: Julian Assange is being tortured

1 June 2019

Yesterday’s statement by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, stands as an indictment of all those who have persecuted Assange and sought to poison public opinion against him.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

American educators demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 1 June 2019

The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received many statements from educators in support of 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

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

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

“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

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 »

Featured Commentary

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

By Joseph Kishore, 31 May 2019

Workers Struggles

Democrat Tony Thurmond fails to shut down New Haven teachers strike in California

By Evan Blake, 1 June 2019

After facilitating the betrayal of the Oakland and Los Angeles teachers strikes, Thurmond has been brought in by the New Haven Teachers Association to end their strike.

“What we need to do is storm Sacramento”
New Haven teachers speak on conditions

By David Brown, 1 June 2019

Teachers across the New Haven School District spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the strike and the difficult conditions they face as educators.

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

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

More on the defense of public education »

Thousands of childcare workers demonstrate in Karnataka; South Korean shipyard workers protest downsizing; NZ secondary teachers maintain industrial action
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

1 June 2019

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Commentary

Democratic governor signs Louisiana fetal “heartbeat” abortion ban

By Kate Randall, 31 May 2019

Mobilize the working class in defense of abortion rights

Alabama abortion ban: Back to barbarism

Fresh Israeli elections after Netanyahu fails to form a government

By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2019

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

“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

Arts Review

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

By David Walsh, 31 May 2019

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

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.

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