House Democrats give $4.6 billion for Trump’s concentration camps
Ocasio-Cortez plays critical role in ensuring passage

By Eric London, 28 June 2019

House Democrats voted for a Senate bill that exposes the critical role of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other “progressive” Democrats in facilitating Trump’s crackdown on immigrants.

No to concentration camps in America!

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

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Ford announces 12,000 layoffs, five plant closures across Europe

By Will Morrow, 28 June 2019

A global restructuring is underway, with all the automakers relying on the trade unions to seek to suppress the seething and growing opposition of autoworkers.

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

UAW rams through sellout deal at Saline, Michigan Faurecia factory

By Shannon Jones, 28 June 2019

While UAW officials claim the agreement passed by a wide margin, many workers told the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter they had deep reservations about the deal, which failed to address critical issues related to wages and working conditions.

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

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Lübcke’s murderer was part of vast underground German neo-Nazi terrorist network

By Johannes Stern, 28 June 2019

Stephen Ernst, the assassin of CDU politician Walter Lübcke, acted as part of a neo-Nazi network with close ties to the right-wing terrorist National Socialist Underground.

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

By Johannes Stern, 25 June 2019

All eyes at G20 summit on Trump-Xi meeting

By Nick Beams, 28 June 2019

The sideline meeting is widely viewed as the last chance to restart trade negotiations that broke down in early May.

Pompeo touts Indo-US alliance, bullies New Delhi

By Keith Jones, 28 June 2019

India’s ruling elite is determined to double-down on its reckless gamble that it can realize its great-power ambitions by serving as US imperialism’s junior partner.

Sharp downturn in Sri Lankan economic growth

US Supreme Court halts Trump plan for citizenship question in 2020 census

By Fred Mazelis, 28 June 2019

The delay may only be temporary, as the high court remanded the issue to a lower court, giving the administration a further opportunity to revive its effort to lower the official count of immigrants residing in the United States.

Royal Marines from anti-Russia exercise daubed swastikas on chest

By Thomas Scripps, 28 June 2019

The marines were part of the Future Commando Force (FCF) taking part in Exercise Baltic Protector, described in the UK media as designed “to strike fear” into Putin.

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

More than 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow, Scotland to be evicted

By Steve James, 28 June 2019

Services giant Serco is targeting tenants who have fled war and poverty in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two German fighter jets collide in midair during practice flight

By Marianne Arens, 28 June 2019

Following the collision of two fighter planes, which resulted in the death of one pilot, German media outlets expressed their outrage at the lack of patriotism in the response of the population.

Protesting nurses speak out in Long Beach, California

By Rafael Azul and Kimie Saito, 28 June 2019

“Patients are not numbers! Maximum patients + minimum nurses = maximum profits. And the costs are passed on to the consumers and us.”

Union works to sabotage unity of Minnesota nurses’ struggle

By Matt Rigel, 28 June 2019

The Minnesota Nurses Association is working to sell out nurses in Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region by negotiating contracts at some hospitals while others remain unsettled.

New petrochemical complex could create a “cancer alley” on Ohio River

By John Ashbrook, 28 June 2019

The Trump administration is backing a tri-state effort to build a huge fossil fuel processing facility that threatens public health and the environment.

New in Portuguese

O assassinato de Lübcke e o retorno do “problema do nazismo” na Alemanha

Johannes Stern, 28 Junho 2019

O assassinato do político alemão, Walter Lübcke, pela extrema direita expôs a suja realidade da política alemã: aproximadamente 75 anos depois do fim da Segunda Guerra Mundial e da queda do Terceiro Reich de Hitler, o real problema do nazismo está novamente presente na Alemanha.

New in Spanish

El debate demócrata da inicio a campaña electoral de 2020 con una avalancha de demagogia

Patrick Martin, 28 junio 2019

Todos los candidatos demócratas, así como el mismo presidente Trump, defienden el sistema de ganancias y los intereses mundiales del imperialismo estadounidense.

Trabajadores en huelga de la Coca-Cola se rebelan contra sindicato en Ciudad de México

Andrea Lobo, 28 junio 2019

La huelga es otra señal de que la clase obrera está entrando en lucha contra una de las compañías más poderosas del mundo, independientemente de los sindicatos.

Según demócratas dan miles de millones a Trump para guerra fronteriza
Indignación global contra ofensiva antiimigrante en EUA por imagen de padre e hija ahogados

Barry Grey, 28 junio 2019

El Partido Demócrata votó abrumadoramente a favor de concederle otros $4,5 mil millones para las agencias antiinmigrantes propias de la Gestapo.

Huelga de palestinos contra el “acuerdo del siglo” de Kushner

Bill Van Auken, 28 junio 2019

La “visión” de Jared Kushner es la de transformar Cisjordania y Gaza en un paraíso capitalista para los inversionistas donde el “dinero pueda gotear hacia el pueblo”.

La Universidad de Alicante en España censura artículos académicos sobre la represión fascista

Alejandro López, 28 junio 2019

En medio de la creciente promoción de la política ultraderehcista por parte de la élite gobernante española, esta decisión le abre las puertas a la revisión de la historia sangrienta del fascismo español.

El significado del otorgamiento por Trump de la Medalla de Libertad a Arthur Laffer

Nick Beams, 28 junio 2019

El hecho de que las teorías de Laffer quedaron expuestas como disparates desde un principio, de ninguna manera disminuyó su influencia porque encapsularon la incesante carrera para aumentar la riqueza que ha dominado los círculos financieros.

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Intervention meurtrière de la police pendant la Fête de la musique à Nantes

Anthony Torres, 28 juin 2019

La violence d’une charge police après laquelle une personne tombée dans la Loire est encore portée disparue est la produit de la politique ultra-répressive du pouvoir.

Alors que les démocrates donnent à Trump des milliards de plus pour la guerre frontalière
L’image d’un père et d’une fille noyés suscite l’indignation mondiale face au déchaînement anti-immigrant des États-Unis

Barry Grey, 28 juin 2019

Le Parti démocrate a voté à une écrasante majorité en faveur de l'octroi de 4,5 milliards de dollars supplémentaires pour les agences anti-immigrées de type Gestapo de Trump.

Trump et les démocrates tentent de conclure un accord anti-immigrés

Patrick Martin, 28 juin 2019

Le report des rafles de masse prévues dimanche matin ouvre la voie à l'adoption d'une législation bipartite prévoyant des milliards de dollars supplémentaires pour arrêter et emprisonner les immigrants.

L'Université d'Alicante en Espagne censure des articles scientifiques sur la répression fasciste

Alejandro López, 28 juin 2019

Alors que l'élite dirigeante espagnole fait la promotion de politiques d’extrême droite, cette décision ouvre la porte à des tentatives de révision de l'histoire sanglante du fascisme espagnol.

L'élite dirigeante turque attise le chauvinisme contre les réfugiés de guerre syriens

Barış Demir, 28 juin 2019

Avant la reprise des élections municipales d’Istanbul dimanche, les politiciens de tous les grands partis bourgeois ont tenté de susciter l’hostilité contre les réfugiés syriens en Turquie.

New in Norwegian

Se og hør: Chris Marsdens tale til Paris-møtet med krav om frihet for Assange og Manning

Chris Marsden, 28. juni 2019

Talen ble holdt av Chris Marsden, nasjonalsekretær for Socialist Equality Party (UK), på møtet arrangert av Parti de l'égalité socialiste (PES) den 23. juni.

Streikende Coca-Cola-arbeidere gjør opprør mot fagforeningen i Mexico City

Andrea Lobo, 28. juni 2019

Streiken er nok et tegn på at arbeiderklassen går til kamp mot verdens mektigste foretak, uavhengig av fagforeningene.

Kushners «århundrets avtale» møtt med palestinske streiker og protesterer

Bill Van Auken, 28. juni 2019

Jared Kushners «visjon» er forvandlingen av Vestbredden og Gaza til et kapitalistisk investorparadis, hvor «penger kan dryppe ned til folket».

Multiple studier viser at global oppvarming smelter isbreer raskere

Philip Guelpa, 28. juni 2019

Den akselererende hastigheten av issmelting som forekommer rundt om i verden er et alvorlig varsel om at klimaendringer raskt når vippepunktet der de katastrofale konsekvensene vil bli følt av milliarder av mennesker.

New in German

Demokraten beginnen Wahlkampf für 2020 mit Feuerwerk der Demagogie

Patrick Martin, 28. Juni 2019

Sämtliche Kandidaten der Demokraten verteidigen wie Präsident Trump das Profitsystem und die weltweiten Interessen des amerikanischen Imperialismus.

Der Mordfall Lübcke und die Kontinuität des NSU

Johannes Stern, 28. Juni 2019

Im Fall Lübcke wird immer klarer, dass der Tatverdächtige Stephan E. nicht als Einzeltäter gehandelt hat, sondern ein Neonazi-Netzwerk mit engen Verbindungen zum NSU hinter der Ermordung des Kasseler Regierungspräsidenten und CDU-Politikers steckt.

Bilder von ertrunkenem Vater und Tochter lösen weltweit Empörung über US-Krieg gegen Migranten aus

Barry Grey, 28. Juni 2019

Das Foto der Leichen eines jungen salvadorianischen Arbeiters und seiner dreiundzwanzig Monate alten Tochter, die am Ufer des Rio Grande angespült wurden, haben weltweit Empörung über die sadistischen Angriffe der Trump-Regierung auf ausgelöst, die von der Demokratischen Partei voll unterstützt werden.

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

Ten years since the US-backed coup in Honduras

28 June 2019

While Democrats posture as defenders of immigrants, Obama, the “deporter-in-chief” presided over a coup that devastated Honduras, driving its people from the country.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Watch the Sydney rally to free Assange live!

28 June 2019

The SEP rally is among the first events to be held since the WSWS International Editorial Board called for the formation of a Global Defence Committee to demand freedom for Assange and Manning.

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

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

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

Terry Hicks, father of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, demands freedom for Assange and Manning

28 June 2019

“There’s only one word to describe the victimisation and persecution of Assange and Manning, and that word is barbaric.”

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

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

27 June 2019

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

By Chris Marsden, 27 June 2019

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

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Fund Appeal

Arts Review

San Francisco School Board votes to destroy left-wing murals they claim are “racist” and “white supremacist”

By Toby Reese, 28 June 2019

On Tuesday evening, the San Francisco Unified School Board voted unanimously to destroy or cover over the historic 1936 “Life of George Washington Murals” at a district high school. The vote is a reactionary decision that marks a new stage in the censorship drive that began last December.

”We can’t erase history to suit people’s feelings”
San Francisco residents voice opposition to censorship of George Washington High School murals

By Evan Blake and Alex Gonzalez, 28 June 2019

Numerous residents spoke out against the destruction of art and the need to contextualize the murals for a younger audience.

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

By Ed Hightower, 27 June 2019

“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

Commentary

No more lies!
The way forward in the struggle against the poisoning of Flint

the WSWS editorial board, 28 June 2019

The following statement is being distributed to a community meeting in Flint Friday night.

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

By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2019

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

By Bill Van Auken, 27 June 2019

Facial recognition technology and the US military-intelligence apparatus

By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2019

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

Turkish ruling elite whips up chauvinism against Syrian war refugees

By Barış Demir, 27 June 2019

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

By Andre Damon, 24 June 2019

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

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

By Nick Beams, 25 June 2019

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.

Workers Struggles

Greek dockers plan 24-hour strike; Irish health workers strike; sit-in strike at South African chrome mine
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 June 2019

Greek dock workers have announced a 24-hour strike on Wednesday July 3, which is expected to heavily impact ferry services in the busy tourist season.

Striking Coca-Cola workers rebel against union in Mexico City

By Andrea Lobo, 27 June 2019

Quebec: ABI lockout in its 18th month

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2019

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.

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

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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.