16 July 2018

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2018

Media reports point to the ongoing conspiracy, involving the British, US and Ecuadorian governments, to terminate Assange’s political asylum in violation of international law.

Ecuador’s government negotiating Julian Assange’s fate with the UK

Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus

By Benjamin Mateus and Kristina Betinis, 16 July 2018

Simmering anger over police violence led to protests after police harassed a local barber and shot him in the back as he tried to flee.

Report documents plundering of US wealth through tax cuts for the rich

By John Marion, 16 July 2018

The report's data expose the lie that there is “no money” to fund basic social needs such as decent-paying jobs, health care, education and housing.

Inflation cutting real wages of US workers

The class war over wages

An interview with a part-time UPS worker
We all see “the union being paid out and working with the company”

By Will Morrow, 16 July 2018

Part-time workers make up more than two-thirds of United Parcel Service’s 230,000 employees and are paid as little as $10 per hour.

“Now we’re all slaves, no matter what color you are”
UPS workers oppose sellout contract, warn of union fraud to pass agreement

As workers’ opposition grows
Teamsters union extends UPS contract deadline to impose sell-out deal

The way forward for UPS workers

Participants in the anti-Trump rallies in the UK speak out

By our reporters, 16 July 2018

WSWS reporters spoke to anti-Trump protesters in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Meanwhile, protests continued in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.

Mass protests against Trump’s UK visit

UK mass protests against Trump:
“The Labour Party here and Democratic Party in the US have left a void and the right-wing are trying to fill it”

What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?” The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism

Israel carries out biggest air strikes on Gaza since 2014 war

By Keith Jones, 16 July 2018

In recent days, Israel has stepped up its campaign to crush resistance in Gaza, intensifying its economic blockade, shooting scores of protesters, and mounting massive air strikes.

Mass protests in Iraq’s southern provinces

By Alec Andersen, 16 July 2018

Thousands took part in mass demonstrations in southern Iraq over the weekend against the intolerable economic conditions that prevail 15 years after the US-led war for regime change.

US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran

By Nick Beams, 16 July 2018

The US decision is another major economic blow against the European powers, which had looked to the nuclear agreement with Iran as opening the way for lucrative trade and investment deals.

After 63 years, US reopens Emmett Till murder case

By Trévon Austin, 16 July 2018

The Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi.

Woman dies after New Jersey utility cuts off her electricity

By Mark Ferretti, 16 July 2018

The shutoff occurred as temperatures climbed above 90 degrees, despite the family’s payments and written notifications to the utility company of the woman’s medical condition.

Ford contests token fines for death of electrician Ivan Bridgewater

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2018

The Kentucky state OSHA office report found that Ivan Bridgewater "suffered crushed injuries to include rib fractures and hemorrhaging which killed him.”

German court authorises extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain on embezzlement charges

By Alejandro López, 16 July 2018

In Spain, the newly installed minority Socialist Party (PSOE) government announced it would abide by the ruling, although it is a rebuke to the party's line in the Catalan crisis.

Australian royal commission reveals predatory bank lending to small businesses

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2018

Testimony made clear that the banks routinely provided dubious loans that they knew small business owners and franchisees would have little chance of servicing.

New in French

L’équipe de France remporte la Coupe du Monde de football

Anthony Torres, 16 juillet 2018

Cette Coupe du monde, riche en émotions et en revirements, s’était achevée en un match France-Croatie entre des pays qui étaient loin d’être les favoris au départ.

New in Turkish

Kendisiyle savaş halinde olan NATO, dünyayla savaşmak için yeniden silahlanıyor

Andre Damon, 16 Temmuz 2018

NATO zirvesine ilişkin medya haberlerine, ABD Başkanı Donald Trump ile Washington’ın askeri müttefikleri, özellikle de Almanya arasında derinleşen gerilimler hakim oldu.

Ekvador hükümeti Britanya ile Julian Assange’ın yazgısını görüşüyor

Bill Van Auken, 16 Temmuz 2018

Assange’ın özgürlüğü uğruna ve onu Washington’daki yasal linç çetesinin eline teslim etme yönündeki her türlü girişime karşı mücadeleyi yoğunlaştırmak gerekmektedir.

New in Spanish

Las protestas de masas contra la visita de Trump a Reino Unido

Por Chris Marsden, 16 julio 2018

Las protestas de cientos de miles el viernes en Londres dejan claro que las masas obreras por todo el mundo desdeñan a Trump y todo lo que representa.

La inflación reduce los salarios reales de los trabajadores estadounidenses

Por Barry Grey, 16 julio 2018

El estancamiento salarial en medio de un desempleo relativamente bajo y la aceleración del crecimiento económico es el resultado de una contrarrevolución social de décadas, posibilitada por la represión sindical de la lucha de clases.

El presidente electo de México forma gabinete derechista

Por Alex González, 16 julio 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador ha elegido a figuras de la élite tradicional política como garantía que defenderá los intereses de la clase gobernante.

New in German

Großbritannien: Massenproteste gegen Trumps Besuch

Chris Marsden, 16. Juli 2018

Die Proteste vom vergangenen Freitag in London mit Hunderttausenden Teilnehmern bringen die Verachtung der Arbeitermassen weltweit gegenüber Trump und allem, wofür er steht, zum Ausdruck.

Vor Trump-Besuch bei Putin: 12 russische Offiziere angeklagt

Bill Van Auken, 16. Juli 2018

In den USA wurden 12 russische Offiziere wegen Ausspähens von E-Mails angeklagt. Kurz vor Trumps Treffen mit Putin haben die Demokraten Russland der Einmischung in die US-Politik beschuldigt.

Heftige Proteste gegen das Urteil im NSU-Prozess

Sven Heymanns, 16. Juli 2018

Im Münchener Prozess gegen die NSU wurde mehr vertuscht als aufgedeckt. Insbesondere die Rolle staatlicher V-Leute wurde gezielt ausgeblendet.

Tschechien: Milliardär Babis bildet Regierung mit Sozialdemokraten und Stalinisten

Markus Salzmann, 16. Juli 2018

Mit der Einigung auf eine Minderheitsregierung von Premierminister Andrej Babis eine extrem rechte und flüchtlingsfeindliche Regierung die Geschäfte.

Pentagon und Iran bedrohen sich gegenseitig wegen erneuter Ölsanktionen

Bill Van Auken, 16. Juli 2018

Der US-Imperialismus bereitet sich auf eine militärische Konfrontation mit dem Iran vor, die frühere Blutbäder in dieser Region schnell in den Schatten stellen könnte. Es droht ein regionaler Krieg, der sich zum Weltkrieg ausweiten könnte.

New in Greek

Τρία χρόνια από το δημοψήφισμα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 6 Ιουλίου 2018

Χθες ήταν η τρίτη επέτειος του δημοψηφίσματος για τη λιτότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης που διεξήχθη από την κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ («Συνασπισμός της Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς») στην Ελλάδα.

New in Arabic

آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

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Perspective

Trump vs. the Democrats: Two reactionary factions fight over foreign policy

16 July 2018

Prior to Trump’s upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

France wins football World Cup

By Anthony Torres, 16 July 2018

This Cup, marked by many surprise eliminations of top teams, ended with a match between two countries, France and Croatia, that were far from the favorites to win.

Democrats vow to vote against their own bill to abolish ICE

By Isaac Finn, 16 July 2018

The Democrats never had any intention of abolishing ICE, even though their so-called “abolition” would amount to little more than rebranding the agency.

Only 57 of 3,000 immigrant children have been reunited with parents

Iraq war contractor ran US detention centre for immigrant children

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

More on North American immigration issues »

A quarter century since the Thai toy factory fire

By Richard Phillips, 14 July 2018

UK: The rotten politics of the SWP’s Stand Up to Racism

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018

In run-up to Trump-Putin summit, Mueller charges 12 Russian officers with DNC email hack

By Bill Van Auken, 14 July 2018

Hearing on FBI role in 2016 election erupts in vicious conflict between right-wing politicians

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

NATO, at war with itself, rearms for war with the world

By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018

Trump denounces Germany and Europe at NATO summit

Allies no more: Trump escalates threats against Europe

Trump uses UK visit to heighten political turmoil over Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2018

Concerted efforts to save May’s government and the chance of a “soft Brexit”

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns to prepare possible Conservative leadership challenge

More on Brexit »

Arts Review

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale: Out of steam and it shows

By Ed Hightower, 16 July 2018

The familiar problem of having run out of something to say pervades the second season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

HBO’s Succession: Why are these dreadful people allowed to decide what we see and hear?

By Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2018

25 years ago: Record flood waters devastate the American Midwest

This week in July 1993 marked a high point in the great Midwest flood of that year, as states across the upper-Midwest experienced the highest rainfalls and the highest flood waters on record.

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50 years ago: The July 17 Revolution in Iraq brings Ba’ath Party to power

On July 17, 1968, the Iraqi government of Abd al-Salam Arif fell in a coup known as the July 17 Revolution.

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75 years ago: Major protests in Nazi-occupied Athens

On July 22, 1943, over 100,000 protesters took part in the action organized by the Communist Party of Greece and National Liberation Front against Nazi occupation forces.

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100 years ago: Russian Tsar Nicholas II executed

On the orders of the Bolshevik regime, the deposed tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, along with his family and entourage, were executed in Ekaterinburg in the Urals.

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Literacy and education for all is a social right!

By Niles Niemuth, 14 July 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
Over a thousand signatures from workers attending Wyandotte, Michigan art fair

By Niles Niemuth, 13 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

Workers Struggles

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

By our reporters, 14 July 2018

New Zealand nurses stage first nationwide strike in 30 years

Open letter to NZ nurses’ Facebook group: Reverse the ban on WSWS articles and criticisms of the union

Australia: Victorian bus drivers strike over wages and conditions

By our reporters, 13 July 2018

Defend Julian Assange!

Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 July 2018

The speakers included individuals, such as Daniel Ellsberg, who have been persecuted by governments for taking a courageous stand against war and authoritarianism.

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Autoworkers struggles

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

More on autoworkers issues »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) to hold meetings over new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

3 July 2018

The new legislation has been imposed amidst xenophobic hysteria in the parliament and the media over “Chinese influence” and “interference.”

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

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

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

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.