30 May 2017

German Social Democrats, Left Party back Merkel’s anti-US stance

By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2017

The political and media establishment in Germany is exploiting outrage at US President Trump’s arrogant behaviour to mobilise support behind an independent great power policy.

The rift between Germany and America: A “watershed” moment

In meeting with Putin, Macron distances France from Washington’s anti-Russia policy

By Alex Lantier, 30 May 2017

While advancing an aggressive imperialist intervention in the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, Macron signaled a broad shift in France’s foreign policy.

US-backed Iraqi forces carry out “annihilation tactics” in Mosul

By James Cogan, 30 May 2017

Secretary of Defense Mattis implied that the “tactics” included the extra-judicial execution of wounded or captured alleged ISIS militants, which would constitute a war crime.

UK and US mount damage control operation over Manchester bombing

By Robert Stevens, 30 May 2017

Amid revelations that suicide bomber Salmand Abedi was closely monitored by British intelligence, MI5 has launched an investigation into its latest “intelligence failure.”

What did the UK government know?
British intelligence received warnings that Manchester bomber was plotting attacks

Manchester’s dead: Victims of British regime-change operations in the Middle East

Quebec introduces “emergency” bill outlawing construction strike

By Keith Jones, 30 May 2017

The Liberal government is giving itself sweeping powers to shape the arbitration process to ensure the construction bosses’ concession demands are imposed.

Gasoline and chemical truck drivers strike in France

By Francis Dubois, 30 May 2017

The unions are insisting that this strike should be limited to action in one industry and are seeking to avoid any serious interruption of industry and transport.

ICE arrested 190 immigrants in Southern California “public safety” operation

By Genevieve Leigh, 30 May 2017

The portrayal of the ongoing crackdown on immigrants as a “public safety” operation is a campaign of fear-mongering that lacks any factual basis.

Texas state representative calls ICE on pro-immigrant protesters

By Genevieve Leigh, 30 May 2017

ICE agents raid immigrant kitchen staff after dining at Ann Arbor, Michigan restaurant

Massive tuition increase at Oregon public universities

By Hector Cordon, 30 May 2017

52,000 students at two Oregon colleges will resume school in the fall burdened with hundreds of dollars in additional tuition, fees, housing and food costs.

Japanese government pushes “anti-conspiracy” laws through lower house

By Gary Alvernia, 30 May 2017

Defying public opposition, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing ahead with the bill that defines 277 types of crimes to which criminal conspiracy can apply.

New in Turkish

Güney Asya’da savaş bulutları

Keith Jones, 30 Mayıs 2017

Hindistan-Pakistan ve Çin-Hindistan stratejik rekabetlerinin Amerikan emperyalizmi ile Çin arasındaki cepheleşme ile sarılması, nükleer güçler arasındaki zaten patlamaya hazır olan anlaşmazlıklara son derece patlayıcı yeni unsurlar ekliyor.

NATO zirvesine Avrupa ile Amerika arasındaki anlaşmazlık yön verdi

Johannes Stern, 30 Mayıs 2017

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın ilk Avrupa gezisi, NATO ittifakı içindeki derin çatlağı gözler önüne serdi.

New in Spanish

Las nubes de guerra se ciernen sobre el sur de Asia

Por Keith Jones, 30 mayo 2017

La región se está polarizando políticamente entre una India aliada con el imperialismo estadounidense y un Pakistán respaldado por Beijing.

El conflicto entre Europa y EE.UU. domina la cumbre de la OTAN

Por Johannes Stern, 30 mayo 2017

La primera visita del presidente estadounidense a Europa expuso la profunda grieta que corre a lo largo de la alianza transatlántica.

Tensiones transatlánticas dominan la cumbre del G7

Por Peter Schwarz, 30 mayo 2017

Casi una década después de la crisis financiera global en 2008, los conflictos de intereses entre las potencias imperialistas han alcanzado un punto en el que ya no pueden reconciliarse.

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad lanza su boletín Voz Internacional de los Trabadores de Amazon

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 30 mayo 2017

Este boletín será una plataforma de oposición para los trabajadores de Amazon, exponiendo las condiciones dictatoriales en sus lugares de trabajo, introduciéndolos al socialismo y presentando regularmente noticias y análisis sobre política internacional.

Conversaciones con la secretaria de Joseph Goebbels
Una vida alemana: La élite de poder Nazi en la mirada

Por Bernd Reinhardt y Verena Nees, 30 mayo 2017

Este documental es sobre Brunhilde Pomsel (1911 al 2017), secretaria entre 1942 y 1945 de la oficina del ministro nazi de propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

New in French

Macron rencontre Poutine à Versailles

Par Alexandre Lantier, 30 mai 2017

Tout en prônant une politique impérialiste agressive sur les dossiers syrien et ukrainien, Macron a pris ses distances vis-à-vis des politiques voulues par Washington.

Le désaccord entre l’Allemagne et l’Amérique : un tournant historique

Par Nick Beams, 30 mai 2017

Bien qu’il y ait eu des divergences lors des précédentes réunions du G7, cette année, les participants n’ont pas pu dissimuler leurs divergences dans le communiqué final.

Les services britanniques savaient que le kamikaze de Manchester préparait un attentat

Par Laura Tiernan, 30 mai 2017

Le kamikaze a pu se déplacer dans le monde sans entrave, malgré le fait que les services britanniques savaient qu'il envisageait d'assassiner des hommes politiques.

Le Parti travailliste britannique monte dans les sondages, les plans des blairistes pour une scission avancent

Par Robert Stevens, 30 mai 2017

À l’approche des élections législatives anticipées du 8 juin, l’ancien chef du Parti travailliste Tony Blair et ses partisans avancent ouvertement des plans pour monter une nouvelle formation politique de droite.

La guerre politique à Washington se concentre maintenant sur les rencontres de Jared Kushner avec les Russes

Par Barry Grey, 30 mai 2017

L’attaque à cor et à cri sur la prétendue proposition de Kushner pour une communication secrète avec la Russie est une fausse piste.

Allemagne : les travailleurs d’Amazon soutiennent l’appel à une coopération internationale

Par nos correspondants, 30 mai 2017

Un tract annonçant la création de la Voix internationale des travailleurs d’Amazon (International Amazon Workers Voice) fut distribué le 26 mai à Bad Hersfeld parmi les travailleurs d’Amazon en grève. L’initiative en vue d’une coordination de la résistance à l’échelle mondiale reçut un large soutien.

La population américaine massivement ouverte au mariage interracial

Par Niles Niemuth, 30 mai 2017

Contrairement au discours voulant que la société américaine soit désespérément déchirée par des divisions raciales, le nombre de mariages interraciaux et leur acceptation dans la population atteignent des sommets au États-Unis.

New in German

Der Bruch zwischen Deutschland und den USA – ein „Wendepunkt“

Von Nick Beams, 30. Mai 2017

Der G7-Gipfel in Italien endete am Wochenende mit einem offenen Zerwürfnis zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und den großen europäischen Mächten.

SPD und Linke unterstützen Merkels Kurs gegen die USA

Von Peter Schwarz, 30. Mai 2017

Die Parteien und Medien Deutschlands nutzen die Empörung über das arrogante Verhalten von US-Präsident Donald Trump, um Unterstützung für eine eigenständige Großmachtpolitik zu mobilisieren.

Was wusste die britische Regierung?
Britischer Geheimdienst erhielt Warnungen über Anschlagspläne des Attentäters von Manchester

Von Laura Tiernan, 30. Mai 2017

Der Selbstmordattentäter konnte ungehindert um die Welt reisen, obwohl der britische Geheimdienst über dessen Pläne, Politiker zu ermorden, informiert war.

Ein Arbeiter berichtet über die Arbeitsbedingungen bei Amazon Leipzig

Von unseren Reportern, 30. Mai 2017

Der Online Newsletter International Amazon Workers Voice der WSWS stößt unter den Beschäftigten von Amazon in Deutschland auf großes Interesse.

New in Urdu

سری لنکا کے وزیر اعظم نے امریکی اتحادیوں کے ساتھ تعلقات کو مزید تقویت دی ہے

11 May 2017

اسکے باوجو د کہ سری لنکا کو چین کی سرمایہ کاری کی اشد ضرورت ہے لیکن وہ ابھی تک ایشیاء میں امریکی قیادت میں فوجی اقدامات کا اتحادی ہے

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Perspective

Behind the US war drive against North Korea

30 May 2017

A war to destroy the Pyongyang regime would be aimed at weakening and undermining China, which has always regarded North Korea as an important buffer.

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Arts

Netflix’s War Machine: A hard-hitting attack on America’s military madness

By Joanne Laurier, 30 May 2017

The film admirably revives a venerable tradition of anti-military and anti-war drama and comedy in the US.

“The chilling effect of it is that you begin to think of any and every possibility…”
Artists who were harassed at the US border speak out

By David Walsh, 29 May 2017

Conversations with Joseph Goebbels’s secretary
A German Life: A glimpse into the Nazi inner circle

By Bernd Reinhardt and Verena Nees, 27 May 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon ordered employee to work despite heatstroke risk, sought to cover up incident

By Eric London, 30 May 2017

The young Virginia worker told the International Amazon Workers Voice that she has still not received medical attention despite suffering long-term health effects.

Socialist Equality Party launches International Amazon Workers Voice newsletter

By the Socialist Equality Party, 24 May 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Commentary

School privatization critic Diane Ravitch offers advice to the Democrats

By Nancy Hanover, 30 May 2017

While Ravitch highlights the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party in criticizing the Trump administration's attack on public education, she has herself been an unswerving supporter of the Democrats.

New eruption of political warfare in Washington focuses on Jared Kushner’s meetings with Russians

By Barry Grey, 29 May 2017

Trump education budget calls for dismantling core programs, promotes vouchers and charter schools

More on the Trump presidency »

As Labour rises in UK polls, Blairite breakaway party plans gather pace

By Robert Stevens, 29 May 2017

Corbyn makes his appeal to become Britain’s next prime minister

The class issues in the UK snap election
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

War clouds over South Asia

By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017

Fifty years after racist anti-miscegenation laws struck down
American public overwhelmingly accepting of interracial marriage

By Niles Niemuth, 26 May 2017

Workers Struggles

Doctors in Guyana strike over intolerable and unsafe conditions
Workers Struggles: The Americas

30 May 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature by emailing information to comments@wsws.org.

Quebec construction strike: Defeat strikebreaking laws and concessions! Defend public services!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 29 May 2017

Quebec premier amplifies threat to outlaw 175,000-strong construction strike

Quebec construction strike rattles Canada’s ruling elite

Obituary

Zbigniew Brzezinski, architect of the catastrophe in Afghanistan, dead at 89

By Bill Van Auken, 29 May 2017

“What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe?” the former national security adviser said of the CIA alliance with Al Qaeda.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
May 29 – June 4: Lenin and Trotsky move toward unity as calls for Soviet power spread

29 May 2017

Lenin and Trotsky have been brought together politically by the imperialist world war and the course of the Russian Revolution. Both insist on the transfer of power to the Soviets and for a final break with the nationalist and opportunist socialist tendencies.

From the archives of the Revolution
Speech at a Session of the Petrograd Soviet on reports by the socialist ministers

By Leon Trotsky, 27 May 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lanka: SEP holds meeting and picket in Hatton for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 27 May 2017

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 5: Judge Goyal mangles the law to sustain the legal vendetta

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 18 May 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Book Reviews

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign
The Democratic Convention, anti-Russian hysteria, and Clinton’s concession
Part Two

By Eric London, 27 May 2017

A new book provides insight into how the Democratic Party attempted to manipulate popular opposition to war and inequality to advance the interests of the American financial aristocracy.

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign
An inside look at Bernie Sanders’s role in the Democratic Party primaries
Part One

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
The class issues in Britain’s snap election: Austerity, dictatorship and war

19 May 2017

The Flint water crisis

Watch: Anger erupts at Flint City Council meeting

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Watch: Flint family threatened for refusing to pay for poisoned water

Three years after the lead poisoning of Flint, residents face water shutoffs, home foreclosures

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

IYSSE

International Youth and Students for Social Equality member wins student senate seat at New York University

By our reporters, 23 May 2017

Isaac Oseas, a member of the IYSSE, has won the position of student senator for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU, which includes 4,000 graduate students at the university.

NYU involved in Department of Defense supercomputer project
No to militarism and surveillance! NYU must reveal all ties to military and spy agencies!

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

“A declaration of hostility towards the principles of humanity”
Professor Mario Kessler publishes comment criticizing views of right-wing professor Jörg Baberowski

More on the fight for historical truth »

The ICFI's International May Day Online Rally

May Day 2017: Lessons of history and the fight for socialism

By David North, 1 May 2017

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A political appraisal of the ICFI’s 2017 International May Day Online Rally