Investigation of White House-Russia ties expands to Trump’s personal lawyer

By Barry Grey, 31 May 2017

The Democratic Party has completely aligned itself with the most rabidly anti-Russian factions of the state and made this question of imperialist policy the basis of its opposition to Trump.

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

Senator John McCain visits Australia to reinforce US alliance

By James Cogan, 31 May 2017

McCain issued appeals and warnings to the Australian ruling class not to deviate from its strategic alignment with the US.

US anti-missile test sends warning to North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2017

The successful interception of a dummy ICBM demonstrates to North Korea and also China that the US can launch a nuclear attack and counter any attempt to retaliate.

Behind the US war drive against North Korea

French media hail Macron’s moves away from US anti-Russian policies

By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2017

French and German newspapers pointed to a “European moment,” in which continental Europe led by Germany and France would unite against the United States and Britain.

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

As US-German rift widens
Left Party campaigns for German imperialism

By Johannes Stern, 31 May 2017

Leading Left Party representatives have praised the speech given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bavaria Sunday, which called Germany’s alliance with the US into question.

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

Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers’ strike

By Roger Jordan, 31 May 2017

Nearly 175,000 Canadian construction workers have been forced back to work today, with the Quebec premier pledging to go even further in stripping workers of their rights.

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

As Tories slip in the polls, British media goes on the offensive against Corbyn

By Robert Stevens, 31 May 2017

The televised questioning of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was an exercise in opinion-forming on behalf of Britain’s ruling elite.

UK: Green Party stands aside for pro-European Union candidates

By Steve James, 31 May 2017

The Green manifesto exposes their role as an instrument of the most pro-European Union factions of the British ruling class.

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

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

Watch: “If they can poison the people of Flint, they can poison anyone!”

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Watch: Anger erupts at Flint City Council meeting

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

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Inhuman conditions on US airlines driven by Wall Street pressure

By Gabriel Black, 30 May 2017

After four years of record profit-making, airline profits have begun to dip and their major investors are now squeezing the companies for every drop of value.

Thousands of workers on strike at Freeport mine in Papua

By Oscar Grenfell, 31 May 2017

The industrial action at the second-largest copper mine in the world reflects mounting social unrest in Indonesia.

Kenyan doctors union threatens strike over stalled March agreement

By Eddie Haywood, 31 May 2017

After multiple delays the union has given the government a final deadline of June 14 to implement the terms agreed to earlier this year before calling another strike.

New in Spanish

Detrás de la campaña de guerra de EE.UU. contra Corea del Norte

Por Peter Symonds, 31 mayo 2017

Una guerra para destruir al régimen en Pyongyang tendría como objetivo debilitar y socavar a China, que siempre ha considerado a Corea del Norte como una importante barrera.

New in French

Le gouvernement du Québec décrète une loi «spéciale» qui criminalise la grève dans la construction

Par Keith Jones, 31 mai 2017

Le gouvernement libéral se donne de vastes pouvoirs dans le processus d'arbitrage pour s'assurer que les demandes de concessions des patrons de la construction soit imposées.

Au-delà d’une guerre américaine contre la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symond, 31 mai 2017

Une guerre pour détruire le régime de Pyongyang viserait à affaiblir et à miner la Chine, qui a toujours considéré la Corée du Nord comme un important tampon.

Allemagne : les sociaux‑démocrates et Die Linke appuient Merkel contre les États‑Unis

Par Peter Schwarz, 31 mai 2017

L’establishment politique et médiatique en Allemagne tire profit de l’indignation suscitée par la conduite arrogante du président américain Trump pour rassembler un soutien derrière une politique indépendante de grande puissance.

Révélations sur l’attentat de Manchester : le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis tentent de limiter les dégâts

Par Robert Stevens, 31 mai 2017

Dans le cadre des révélations selon lesquelles le kamikaze, Salmand Abedi, était surveillé de près par les renseignements britanniques, le MI5 a ouvert une enquête sur son dernier « échec des renseignements ».

L’armée irakienne soutenue par les États-Unis utilise des « tactiques d’annihilation » à Mossoul

Par James Cogan, 31 mai 2017

Le secrétaire à la Défense Mattis a laissé entendre que ces « tactiques » comprennent l’exécution extrajudiciaire de combattants de l’ÉI blessés ou capturés, ce qui constituerait un crime de guerre.

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 German

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) tritt zur Bundestagswahl 2017 an
Gegen Militarismus und Krieg! Für Sozialismus!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 31. Mai 2017

Im Mittelpunkt des Wahlkampfs der SGP steht ein sozialistisches Programm, das sich gegen Krieg und Kapitalismus richtet.

Die Hintergründe des US-Kriegskurses gegen Nordkorea

Von Peter Symonds, 31. Mai 2017

Das Ziel eines Kriegs gegen das Regime in Pjöngjang bestünde darin, China zu schwächen und zu schädigen. Nordkorea war für Beijing immer als ein wichtiger Puffer.

Nach Merkels Bierzeltrede: Linkspartei wirbt für deutschen Imperialismus

Von Johannes Stern, 31. Mai 2017

Die Linkspartei spielt eine Schlüsselrolle dabei, die weitverbreitete Abscheu gegen die rechte Politik von US-Präsident Donald Trump in Unterstützung für eine eigenständige deutsche Großmachtpolitik umzumünzen.

Macron geht bei Treffen mit Putin auf Abstand zu Washingtons Anti-Russland-Politik

Von Alex Lantier, 31. Mai 2017

Macron vertritt ein aggressives imperialistisches Eingreifen in der Syrien- und Ukraine-Krise. Gleichzeitig kündigte er eine entscheidende Wende in Frankreichs Außenpolitik an.

Lebhafte Unterstützung für Wahlkampagne der SGP

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 31. Mai 2017

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei sammelt derzeit in NRW, Berlin, Leipzig und Frankfurt tausende Unterschriften, um an der Bundestagswahl im September teilzunehmen. Sie findet große Resonanz.

Berlin: Rot-rot-grün zentralisiert Sicherheitsapparat

Von Verena Nees, 31. Mai 2017

Die rot-rot-grüne Regierung in Berlin will noch vor der Sommerpause einen Antrag durch das Parlament peitschen, der den Sicherheitsapparat zentralisiert und mit mehr Macht ausrüstet.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
29. Mai – 4. Juni: Lenin und Trotzki verbünden sich. Der Ruf: „Alle Macht den Sowjets“ wird lauter

31. Mai 2017

Der imperialistische Weltkrieg und die Revolution in Russland haben Lenin und Trotzki zusammengebracht. Beide fordern die Übertragung der ganzen Macht auf die Sowjets und einen entschiedenen Bruch mit den Nationalisten und Opportunisten.

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

Manuel Noriega and US militarism

31 May 2017

The December 1989 US invasion of Panama and toppling of Noriega set the pattern for the escalating series of US wars and interventions that were to follow.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

German Professor Baberowski explains his far-right agenda

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2017

In an interview in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski complains of the “cultural hegemony of the left” and calls for the “removal of taboos” on far-right positions.

“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 »

Why did the New York Times hire neoconservative columnist Bret Stephens?

By Tom Hall, 31 May 2017

The Times’ hiring of a rabidly pro-war Republican critic of Donald Trump demonstrates the reactionary character of the “liberal” Democratic Party milieu for which it speaks.

School privatization critic Diane Ravitch offers advice to the Democrats

By Nancy Hanover, 30 May 2017

UK and US mount damage control operation over Manchester bombing

By Robert Stevens, 30 May 2017

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

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

By James Cogan, 30 May 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

German Amazon worker denounces company’s collective punishment tactics

By our reporters, 31 May 2017

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAVW), launched by the WSWS to unite Amazon workers worldwide in a fight against the company, has met with great interest among Amazon workers in Germany.

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

By Eric London, 30 May 2017

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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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

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

Workers Struggles

Gasoline and chemical truck drivers strike in France

By Francis Dubois, 30 May 2017

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

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 »

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