As Democrats give Trump billions more for border war
Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

By Barry Grey, 27 June 2019

The Democratic Party has voted overwhelmingly to grant another $4.5 billion dollars for Trump’s Gestapo-like anti-immigrant agencies.

Boston: Hundreds protest Wayfair’s profiting from sales to immigrant detention centers

By Kate Randall, 27 June 2019

No to concentration camps in America!

Horror across US-Mexico border with multiple parents, infants dead

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Striking Coca-Cola workers rebel against union in Mexico City

By Andrea Lobo, 27 June 2019

The strike is yet another sign that the working class is moving into struggle against the world’s most powerful companies, independently of the unions.

“This contract is crap!”
Faurecia workers denounce UAW sellout agreement

By Tim Rivers, 27 June 2019

Auto parts workers are livid over the way the UAW has rushed through a contract vote without giving workers time to study and discuss the four-year agreement.

Palestinians strike, protest against Kushner’s “deal of the century”

By Bill Van Auken, 27 June 2019

Jared Kushner’s “vision” is that of the transformation of the West Bank and Gaza into a capitalist investors’ paradise, where “money can trickle down to the people.”

Spain’s University of Alicante censors scholarly articles on fascist repression

By Alejandro López, 27 June 2019

Amid the growing promotion of far-right politics by the Spanish ruling elite, this decision opens the door to attempts to revise the bloody history of Spanish fascism.

Turkish ruling elite whips up chauvinism against Syrian war refugees

By Barış Demir, 27 June 2019

Before the re-run of the Istanbul elections on Sunday, politicians from every major bourgeois party tried to whip up hostility against Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Turkey’s ruling AKP defeated in re-run of İstanbul mayoral election

Facial recognition technology and the US military-intelligence apparatus

By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2019

The banning of facial recognition software by major California cities has exposed the advanced use of biometrics and artificial intelligence by the domestic surveillance state and the Pentagon war machine.

US House votes down amendment to block NSA collection of the personal communications of American citizens

Quebec: ABI lockout in its 18th month

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2019

Having isolated the ABI workers and promoted the lie that Quebec’s right-wing premier would come to their aid, the union is now turning to Québec Solidaire to give it a “left” cover.

Five government officials killed in alleged coup attempt as Ethiopia’s “democratic” facade cracks

By Joe Williams, 27 June 2019

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has endeared himself to Western politicians and business interests by opening up the Ethiopian economy to foreign exploitation.

Sharp downturn in Sri Lankan economic growth

By Dilruwan Vithanage, 27 June 2019

International credit rating agency Moody’s revised down its prediction for this year from 3.4 percent to 2.6 percent.

Far-right Australian senator disbands party in favour of Coalition government

By Mike Head, 27 June 2019

Bernardi’s decision underscores the ongoing refashioning of the political establishment in a right-wing populist direction to try to divert seething social discontent.

New in French

Grève du personnel navigant taïwanais: la colère monte chez les travailleurs des lignes aériennes dans le monde

Ben McGrath, 27 juin 2019

Les compagnies aériennes cherchent dans le monde entier à augmenter de plus en plus leurs profits en sabrant les salaires et augmentant les heures de travail

Non aux camps de concentration en Amérique !

Eric London, 27 juin 2019

Des centaines de millions de personnes dans le monde sont écœurées par les crimes sadiques de Trump contre les immigrés qui ont révélé la pourriture au cœur même du capitalisme américain.

Trois cent mille personnes manifestent contre le gouvernement de droite à Prague

Markus Salzmann, 27 juin 2019

Lors de la plus grande manifestation en République tchèque depuis la soit-disant Révolution de velours de 1989, les participants ont exigé la démission du premier ministre milliardaire Andrei Babiš, fondateur du parti néo-libéral de droite ANO.

L'assassinat de Lübcke et le retour du « problème nazi » en Allemagne

Johannes Stern, 27 juin 2019

L'assassinat de l'homme politique allemand Walter Lübcke par l'extrême droite a révélé la sale vérité de la politique allemande: près de 75 ans après la Seconde Guerre mondiale et la chute du Troisième Reich hitlérien, l'Allemagne a de nouveau un très réel problème nazi.

Que faudrait-il faire des 100 milliards de Bernard Arnault ?

Will Morrow, 27 juin 2019

Le PDG et actionnaire majoritaire du groupe de mode de luxe français LVMH est devenu la troisième personne de l’histoire à faire partie du club des cent-milliardaires.

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Nei til konsentrasjonsleirer i Amerika!

Eric London, 27. juni 2019

Hundremillionervis av mennesker rundt om i verden er forferdet og vemmes over Trumps sadistiske forbrytelser mot immigranter, som har eksponert fordervelsen ved kjernen av den amerikanske kapitalismen.

Honduransk militær invaderer universitet og skyter ned studenter

Andrea Lobo, 27. juni 2019

Den nyligste militærundertrykkingen påminner mer enn noe annet om metodene anvendt mot radikaliserte studenter og arbeidere på 1980-tallet.

New in German

Streik der Flugbegleiter in Taiwan zeigt wachsenden Unmut der Arbeiter in der globalen Luftfahrtbranche

Ben McGrath, 27. Juni 2019

Die Fluggesellschaften weltweit wollen immer höhere Profite durch Lohnsenkungen und längere Arbeitszeiten erzielen.

Absturz zweier Kampfjets der Bundeswehr

Marianne Arens, 27. Juni 2019

Nach dem Absturz zweier Kampfjets über der Mecklenburgischen Seenplatte kritisieren die Medien Forderungen, diese Übungen einzustellen.

Nein zu Konzentrationslagern in Amerika!

Eric London, 27. Juni 2019

Hunderte Millionen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt sind angewidert von Trumps sadistischen Terror gegen Einwanderer, der den völlig verrotteten Charakter des amerikanischen Kapitalismus offenbart.

Wahlerklärung der IYSSE Karlsruhe:
Gegen Militarismus, Faschismus und Krieg! Für Sozialismus! Wählt IYSSE!

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27. Juni 2019

Die IYSSE treten zu den Wahlen des Studierendenparlaments (StuPa) am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) an, die vom 8. bis 12. Juli stattfinden.

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¡No a los campos de concentración en Estados Unidos!

Por Eric London, 27 junio 2019

Cientos de millones de personas en todo el mundo sienten repugnancia por los crímenes sádicos de Trump contra los inmigrantes, los cuales han expuesto la putrefacción de la médula misma del capitalismo estadounidense.

La huelga de los asistentes de vuelo taiwaneses apunta a un creciente descontento de los trabajadores en la industria aérea global

por Ben McGrath, 27 junio 2019

Las compañías aéreas de todo el mundo persiguen extraer ganancias cada vez mayores recortando salarios y aumentando el número de horas de trabajo.

Ejército hondureño invade universidad y dispara a estudiantes

Por Andrea Lobo, 27 junio 2019

La represión militar más reciente rememora los métodos empleados contra los estudiantes y trabajadores radicalizados durante los años ochenta.

Horror a través de la frontera de EUA y México con varios padres, bebés muertos

Por Eric London, 27 junio 2019

Durante el fin de semana, dos jóvenes padres y cuatro niños pequeños murieron cruzando el desierto en casos separados, mientras que la policía mexicana disparó a un joven migrante en la cabeza.

Francia: ¿Qué se debe hacer con los $100 mil millones de Arnault?

Por Will Morrow, 27 junio 2019

El director ejecutivo y principal accionista del grupo minorista de ropa de moda de lujo LVMH se convirtió en la tercera persona en la historia en unirse al club de los cienmilmillonarios.

Cuatro hombres acusados de asesinato en base a una investigación farsa del MH-17

Por Clara Weiss, 27 junio 2019

Acusaciones contra separatistas promoscovitas fueron presentadas basadas en una “investigación” influida por el régimen ucraniano, que no produjo pruebas de implicación rusa en el derribo del vuelo MH-17.

Cuenta regresiva para la lucha contractual
Los ejecutivos y el UAW tienen un plan: ¿qué harán los trabajadores automotores?

Por Jerry White, 27 junio 2019

“GM quiere contratar más trabajadores temporales, quienes reciben menos y no están en el mismo plan de salud”, reporta Automotive News.

Dirigentes de la disuelta Organización Internacional Socialista apoyan abiertamente la política del Partido Demócrata

Por David Walsh, 27 junio 2019

La muerte de la ISO ha permitido que sus líderes y miembros se integren más firme y decididamente a la política burguesa.

Miniserie sobre el desastre nuclear de 1986
Chernobyl de HBO: El proletariado soviético paga por los crímenes del estalinismo

Por Andrea Peters, 27 junio 2019

Johan Renk, director, y Craig Mazin, guionista, capturan nítidamente la realidad de esa explosión que acabó con el nucleo del reactor y esparció radioactividad sobre una enorme zona del oeste de la URRS y de Europa.

New in Portuguese

Por uma campanha mundial para impedir a rendição de Julian Assange aos EUA! Pela formação de um Comitê Global de Defesa para garantir sua liberdade!

Declaração do Conselho Editorial Internacional do World Socialist Web Site, 25 Junho 2019

Um movimento de massas internacional deve ser organizado para impedir a extradição de Julian Assange aos EUA.

New in Chinese

在五四运动一百周年之际向中国的工人与青年问候致意

Peter Symonds, 2019年6月18日

在2019年的五一国际劳动节,第四国际国际委员会(the International Committee of the Fourth International)在五四运动一百周年之际向中国的工人与青年致以问候。这场运动标志着反对帝国主义的抗争迎来了一个历史性的转折点。

New in Bengali

ভারতের জাতীয় নির্বাচনে বিপর্যয়ের মুখোমুখি স্তালীনপন্থী সি-পি-এম এবং সি-পি-আই

-দীপাল জয়শেখরা, ২৭ মে ২০১৯

ভারতের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি)-র নেতৃত্বাধীন সরকারের বিরুদ্ধে এবং তিন দশকের "বাজারমুখী" সংস্কারের ফলে হওয়া ক্ষতির বিরুদ্ধে যখন শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর বিরোধীতা ক্রমে বেড়ে চলেছে, তখন ভারতের প্রধান স্তালীনন্থী দলগুলি - ভারতীয় কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি (মার্কসবাদী) বা সিপিএম এবং তার ছোট কিন্তু তার চেয়ে পুরোনো শরিক ভারতীয় কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি বা সিপিআই নির্বাচনে এক হতাশাজনক ফল করেছে।

ভারতের নির্বাচন এবং কঠোরতা, যুদ্ধ এবং সাম্প্রদায়িক প্রতিক্রিয়ার বিরোধীতা করার জন্য বৈপ্লবিক কর্মসূচি

কিথজোন্‌স্‌, ৮ মে ২০১৯

ভারতের বহু-পর্যায়ের কেন্দ্রীয় নির্বাচনের প্রচার এক ভয়াবহ দৃশ্যদূষণে পরিণত হয়েছে।

New in Russian

Миллионы протестуют в Гонконге против закона об экстрадиции

Бен Макграт, 19 июня 2019 г.

Огромная демонстрация в воскресенье является признаком массового недовольства в Гонконге не только в отношении демократических прав, но и по поводу растущего социального кризиса в городе.

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Perspective

Democratic debate begins the 2020 election campaign with a blast of demagogy

27 June 2019

All of the Democratic candidates, like President Trump, defend the profit system and the worldwide interests of American imperialism.

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Featured Commentary

The Lübcke murder and the return of the “Nazi problem” in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 25 June 2019

Minutes to disaster: Lessons to be learned from the confrontation with Iran

By Andre Damon, 24 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Join the Sydney rally this Saturday demanding freedom for Julian Assange!

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 June 2019

The demonstration will insist that the Australian government take immediate action to prevent the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the US, where he faces life imprisonment or the death penalty.

Watch: Chris Marsden’s speech to Paris meeting to demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Chris Marsden, 27 June 2019

The speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden to a meeting hosted by the Parti de l’égalité socialiste on June 23.

Parti de l’égalité socialiste meeting in Paris demands freedom for Julian Assange

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meeting
For a global campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!

27 June 2019

On June 20 the WSWS issued a call for the formation of a Global Defence Committee to secure freedom for Wikileaks founder and class-war prisoner Julian Assange.

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson to speak at SEP rally in defence of Assange

26 June 2019

For a worldwide campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!

Statement of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 20 June 2019

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) calls rally to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 25 June 2019

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

11 June 2019

SEP Australia meetings on Labor’s election debacle and the defence of Assange

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

History

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

The reprint makes available, after almost 100 years, an important historical document, the fate of which reflects the violent repression by Stalinism of genuine Marxist thought and politics, represented within the Soviet Union by Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition.

Arts Review

HBO’s Barry: From war veteran to hitman to…actor

By Ed Hightower, 27 June 2019

Barry follows a discharged Marine-turned-assassin as he attempts to shed the moral baggage of his military service, with tragi-comic results.

“The Short Films of Raymundo Gleyzer”: Works by left-wing filmmaker murdered by Argentine military junta

By Kevin Martinez, 26 June 2019

Artists, writers, film scholars protest Bowling Green State University decision to remove Lillian Gish’s name

By David Walsh, 25 June 2019

Workers Struggles

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

By Jerry White, 26 June 2019

Vote “No” on UAW sellout agreement!
Build rank-and-file committees to unite Faurecia and all autoworkers in a national strike

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 25 June 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Strike by Taiwanese flight attendants points to growing workers’ discontent in global airline industry

By Ben McGrath, 26 June 2019

Book Review

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
The failed removal of Andrew Johnson and the emergence of the American working class

By Eric London, 26 June 2019

Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is a factual and easy-to-read account of one of the most overlooked and poorly understood turning points in American history.

Commentary

300,000 demonstrate in Prague against right-wing Czech government

By Markus Salzmann, 26 June 2019

Leaders of dissolved International Socialist Organization openly embrace Democratic Party politics

By David Walsh, 24 June 2019

Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 25 June 2019

The significance of Trump’s awarding of the Freedom Medal to Arthur Laffer

By Nick Beams, 25 June 2019

25 years ago: US government reopens Guantanamo Bay prison for Haitian refugees

On June 27, 1994, the US Coast Guard intercepted and detained over 1,300 Haitian refugees fleeing north in small boats across the ocean towards Florida, the largest number in a year.

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50 years ago: Gays clash with police outside Stonewall Inn in New York City

On the night of June 28, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn and residents of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City clashed with police after a raid on the bar, known for openly serving gay, lesbian, and transgender customers.

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75 years ago: Copenhagen workers battle Nazi occupation

On June 26, 1944, opposition to the German occupation forces exploded in Copenhagen as workers launched strikes and demonstrations against Nazi executions, including a death sentence against 13 railway workers in Jutland.

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100 years ago: Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

On June 28, 1919, the fifth anniversary of the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the political spark for the First World War, the German delegation to the Paris Peace Conference put its signature to the Treaty of Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, outside Paris.

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Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 June 2019

The accelerating rate of ice melting occurring around the world is a grave warning that climate change is rapidly reaching the point at which its catastrophic consequences will be felt by billions of people.

Mehring Books

Available in English and Spanish
New pamphlet on Matamoros wildcat strikes

6 June 2019

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, The 2019 workers’ rebellion in Matamoros, Mexico by WSWS writer Andrea Lobo.

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

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

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

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.