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

By Laura Tiernan, 29 May 2017

The suicide bomber was allowed to move around the globe without hindrance, despite British intelligence receiving information that he was planning to assassinate a political figure.

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

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

By Robert Stevens, 29 May 2017

Ahead of the June 8 snap general election, former Labour Party leader Tony Blair and his supporters are brazenly advancing plans to establish a new right-wing political formation.

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)

North Korea tests missile as US deploys third aircraft carrier

By James Cogan, 29 May 2017

The test follow steps by the US and its allies that would have heightened fears in the North Korean regime of the possibility of attack.

US warship carries out “freedom of navigation” exercise in Chinese-claimed waters

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

By Barry Grey, 29 May 2017

The hue and cry over Kushner’s alleged proposal for a secret line of communication with Russia is a red herring.

Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner under investigation in probe of Russia ties

Ex-CIA director’s testimony fuels new round of anti-Russian agitation

Over 150 dead and half a million displaced in Sri Lankan floods

By our correspondents, 29 May 2017

While flooding and landslides are annual events, successive governments have failed to develop any serious mitigation measures or emergency responses.

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

By Evan Blake, 29 May 2017

The Trump-DeVos federal education budget seeks to cut $9.2 billion in spending through the elimination of 22 major programs and significant reductions in many others.

Trump calls for $1.7 trillion in social cuts

US education chief Betsy DeVos plots school privatization with venture capitalists

Trump administration grants brief extension of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian immigrants

By John Marion, 29 May 2017

While the Trump administration threatens to deport almost 60,000 Haitian immigrants next summer, workers’ struggles in Haiti are growing.

More on the Trump presidency »

One third of American households cannot afford water bills
Mass water shutoffs continue for Detroit households

By Kathleen Martin, 29 May 2017

Recent reports show major sustainability issues, with rising costs of water and affordability for millions of US households.

Two men stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon anti-Muslim incident

By Toby Reese, 29 May 2017

Two men in Portland, Oregon were killed by Jeremy Joseph Christian as they attempted to stop him from yelling ethnic, racial, and religious-based obscenities at passengers on a commuter train.

India’s boycott of China’s Belt and Road summit highlights deepening tensions

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 29 May 2017

New Delhi, acting in concert with the US, is aggressively seeking to block Beijing’s activities.

Australia’s billionaires celebrate a “wealth boom”

By Mike Head, 29 May 2017

During 2016, the total wealth of the Rich 200 List mushroomed from $197.3 billion to $233.1 billion—a rise of about 18 percent—while average real wages fell.

New in Spanish

Presidente de Brasil es forzado a retirar orden que llamaba al ejército contra los manifestantes

Por Bill Van Auken, 29 mayo 2017

El giro de 180 grados de Temer sobre una medida que otorgaba al ejército poderes policíacos vino después de una ola de críticas de la medida como ilegítima y nuevos llamados por la destitución del presidente.

La crisis brasileña puede tener su segunda destitución en menos de un año

Por Miguel Andrade, 29 mayo 2017

La participación de la Fiscalía y la Corte Suprema en esta operación para incriminar al presidente refleja el colapso cada vez mayor del Estado constitucional.

El plan de salud republicano dejaría a 23 millones de personas sin seguro, dice la oficina de presupuesto

Por Kate Randall, 29 mayo 2017

La ley AHCA haría que 23 millones pierdan su seguro para el 2026, recortaría $824 millones de Medicaid y les subiría las primas a los estadounidenses de mayor edad y aquellos con condiciones preexistentes.

La incriminación de los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki —Quinta Parte: El juez Goyal pisotea las leyes para cumplir con la venganza legal

Por Eric London y Keith Jones, 29 mayo 2017

Quinta parte de una serie sobre el montaje legal, la confabulación entre la empresa y la policía, la fabricación de evidencia, las declaraciones tramadas y las decisiones judiciales contra los obreros de Maruti Suzuki.

New in French

Les transporteurs de matières dangereuses font grève en France

Par Francis Dubois, 29 mai 2017

La grève, bien suivie, est pourtant menée isolément des autres secteurs par des syndicats qui ne veulent à aucun prix déstabiliser le gouvernement Macron.

Grève de la construction au Québec
Pour une contre-offensive de la classe ouvrière contre les lois spéciales et pour la défense des services publics!

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 29 mai 2017

Les travailleurs de la construction sont la cible immédiate de la loi anti-grève des libéraux. Mais c’est toute la classe ouvrière qui est sous attaque.

Guerre à l'horizon en Asie du Sud

Par Keith Jones, 29 mai 2017

L'Asie du Sud devient de plus en plus géopolitiquement polarisée entre une Inde alliée à l'impérialisme américain et un Pakistan soutenu par Pékin.

Les tensions transatlantiques dominent le sommet du G7

Par Peter Schwarz, 29 mai 2017

Près d'une décennie après la crise financière de 2008, les intérêts conflictuels des puissances impérialistes ont atteint un point où elles ne peuvent plus être conciliées par les négociations et la diplomatie.

Corbyn plaide pour devenir le prochain premier ministre de la Grande-Bretagne

Par Robert Stevens, 29 mai 2017

Le chef du Parti travailliste Jeremy Corbyn a réagi à l’attentat-suicide de Manchester vendredi alors que le récit officiel du gouvernement au sujet de l’attaque devenait de moins en moins crédible.

Sri Lanka: Le SEP organise une réunion et un piquet à Hatton pour la libération des travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki

Par nos correspondants, 29 mai 2017

Les travailleurs de la plantation, les jeunes et les ménagères de Hatton, et les domaines des plantations ont participé à la campagne du SEP.

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste lance l’infolettre de la Voix internationale des travailleurs d’Amazon

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 29 mai 2017

L’infolettre sera une plateforme d’opposition pour les travailleurs d’Amazon en exposant les conditions de travail dictatoriales, en introduisant les travailleurs au socialisme et en fournissant des nouvelles et analyses régulières des politique mondiales.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2011

L’année a débuté avec l’éclatement de luttes révolutionnaires en Tunisie et en Égypte et des soulèvements populaires partout dans le monde arabe et qui ont été suivis par des luttes de masse en Europe et dans l’État du Wisconsin aux États-Unis.

New in German

Kriegswolken über Südasien

Von Keith Jones, 29. Mai 2017

In Südasien zeichnet sich immer deutlicher eine Polarisierung ab: Auf der einen Seite steht Indien, das mit dem US-Imperialismus paktiert, und auf der andern das von China unterstützte Pakistan.

Die Toten von Manchester sind Opfer der Regimewechsel-Operationen im Nahen Osten

Von Robert Stevens, 29. Mai 2017

Es gibt keine unschuldige Erklärung dafür, dass der Selbstmordattentäter von Manchester ungehindert zwischen Libyen, Syrien, der Türkei und Großbritannien hin- und herreisen konnte.

Brasilien
Präsident Temer muss Befehl zum Einsatz der Armee gegen Demonstranten widerrufen

Von Bill van Aucken, 29. Mai 2017

Der brasilianische Präsident Temer musste nach massiver Kritik seine Anordnung zurücknehmen, die der Armee Polizeibefugnisse verleihen sollte. Erneut kamen Forderungen nach der Absetzung des Präsidenten auf.

Bildung in den USA: Teilzeitdozenten der Eastern Michigan University drohen Gehaltskürzungen bis zu 25 Prozent

Von Joseph Lorenz, 29. Mai 2017

Die Eastern Michigan University versucht, die Bezahlung von neu eingestellten Teilzeitdozenten um 25 Prozent zu senken und Beförderungen, sowie die allgemeine Jobsicherheit für Angestellte herabzusetzen.

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

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

29 May 2017

While there have been divergences at previous G7 meetings, this year the participants were unable to paper over their differences in the final communiqué.

Earlier Perspectives »

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 »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon workers speak out
Ex-worker: I was close to heatstroke and Amazon forced me to keep working

By our reporters, 29 May 2017

Amazon workers are sharing their horror stories of exploitation by the corporation and discussing how to unite internationally to fight back.

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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Workers Struggles

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

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

Construction workers are the immediate target of the Liberals’ antistrike law, but it is the entire working class that is under attack.

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

Quebec construction strike rattles Canada’s ruling elite

Arts

“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

US-born artist Aaron Gach and Egyptian-born musician Cherine Amr speak to the WSWS about their experiences.

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

Commentary

War clouds over South Asia

By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017

South Asia is becoming more and more geo-politically polarized between an India allied with US imperialism and a Pakistan backed by Beijing.

Anthony Bourdain in Laos
A rare media examination of the US saturation bombing of Laos

By Walter Gilberti, 27 May 2017

Transatlantic tensions dominate G7 summit

By Peter Schwarz, 27 May 2017

Conflict between Europe and America dominates NATO summit

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

By Niles Niemuth, 26 May 2017

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