Trump administration announces US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

By Daniel de Vries, 2 June 2017

The move, which repudiates even the most modest targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, takes place amidst growing conflicts between the major powers and a raging political crisis within the US.

Over 200 killed in Sri Lankan floods, now cyclone hits Bangladesh

By Rohantha De Silva, 2 June 2017

Thousands of Sri Lankans face the threat of dengue fever, cholera, diarrhea and dysentery due to the lack of basic sanitary and health facilities.

In French legislative elections, Mélenchon moves closer to Macron

By Kumaran Ira, 2 June 2017

The perspective for opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda offered by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the Unsubmissive France movement, is collapsing.

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

As tensions with US mount, Germany reaffirms “strategic partnership” with China

By Johannes Stern, 2 June 2017

The cooperation between Berlin and Beijing on economic and foreign policy issues is bound up with fraying Transatlantic relations, a cornerstone of German foreign policy for 70 years.

Germany turns to Asia

Comey to testify before Congress as Trump-Russia investigation continues

By Josh Varlin, 2 June 2017

Comey’s testimony and new allegations of private meetings between Trump aides and Russian officials occur in the context of a vicious fight in the American ruling class.

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

More on the Trump presidency »

US Supreme Court sides with police who broke into home and shot sleeping couple

By Shelley Connor, 2 June 2017

The court sided with police in a case of illegal search and entry that resulted in Angel Mendez and his pregnant wife being shot 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies.

San Diego children left to fend for themselves after immigrant parents arrested by US Border Patrol

By Kevin Martinez, 2 June 2017

Francisco Duarte and Rosenda Pérez were detained last week after living in the US for more than two decades, leaving their 19-year-old son to take care of his three younger siblings.

Ghanaian woman dies of hypothermia attempting to walk across US-Canada border

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Trump budget proposal signals new attacks, with devastating impact on New York City

By Philip Guelpa, 2 June 2017

Cuts to social programs will severely affect the living conditions of workers who already suffer from poverty and a lack of affordable housing.

After years of neglect, New York City faces transit crisis this summer

By Alan Whyte, 2 June 2017

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned Amtrak’s emergency repair work at Pennsylvania Station will “create a summer of hell” in the city.

Illinois’ largest hospital system plans $200 million in cuts

By Benjamin Mateus and Marcus Day, 2 June 2017

The cuts at Advocate will mean further restriction of patients’ access to health services and an escalation of the attack on the jobs and working conditions of employees.

Prices of US branded prescription drugs rose 13 percent in 2016

By Brad Dixon, 2 June 2017

The rise in drug prices is 318 percent higher than the rise in the costs of goods due to inflation, according to a report by health care technology company Truveris.

Terror scare inflames martial law crisis in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 2 June 2017

Over 22 million Filipinos on the southern island of Mindanao have been living under conditions of military dictatorship for the past week.

Melbourne airport incident raises questions about Australian “terrorism” scare campaigns

By Mike Head, 2 June 2017

The police transformed an episode involving a mentally-ill young man into another major terrorist operation.

Reports expose Australian government coverup of armed attack on Manus Island detainees

By Max Newman, 2 June 2017

The Good Friday assault highlighted the dangers facing the more than 800 male asylum seekers held on the remote island.

New in Russian

Из архива русской революции
Лев Троцкий. Три концепции русской революции (1939)

Лев Троцкий, 2 Июнь 2017 г.

Написанная в качестве приложения к готовившейся Троцким биографии Ленина и включенная в состав незаконченной биографии Сталина, эта работа сопоставляет перспективы русской революции, как они были развиты Плехановым, Лениным и Троцким.

New in Turkish

Almanya ve Amerika arasındaki çatlak: Bir “dönüm noktası”

Nick Beams, 1 Haziran 2017

Almanya Başbakanı Angela Merkel, savaş sonrası istikrara zemin oluşturan Atlantik ötesi ittifakın neredeyse sona erdiğini ilan etti.

Manuel Noriega ve ABD emperyalizmi

Bill Van Auken, 1 Haziran 2017

Panama'nın eski askeri diktatörü ve CIA'in uzun süreli “varlığı” Manuel Noriega, Panama'daki bir hastanede geçirdiği beyin operasyonunun ardından, Pazartesi günü öldü..

Quebec inşaat işçileri grevi: Grev kırıcı yasaları ve tavizleri yenilgiye uğratın! Kamu hizmetlerini savunun!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Kanada), 1 Haziran 2017

Quebec yönetimi bir kez daha inşaat işçilerinin bir grevine suç muamelesi yapıyor. İnşaat işçileri, liberallerin grev karşıtı yasasının doğrudan hedefi ama saldırı altında olan tüm işçi sınıfıdır.

New in French

Le sénateur McCain sollicite un soutien en Australie pour dégager Trump

Par Andre Damon et David North, 2 juin 2017

S’exprimant en Australie devant les hauts fonctionnaires de l’État et de l’armée, le sénateur John McCain a prononcé une réquisitoire accablante contre Donald Trump et a appelé le gouvernement australien à défier son administration.

Attentat majeur à Kaboul alors que Washington réfléchit à une escalade afghane

Par Bill Van Auken, 2 juin 2017

L’énorme camion-bombe a explosé dans une zone de la capitale qui comprend des ambassades étrangères et des ministères, tuant au moins 90 personnes et en blessant plus de 400.

La police dit que le kamikaze de Manchester était finalement un « loup solitaire »

Par Robert Stevens, 2 juin 2017

On a laissé Salman Abedi « passer à travers les mailles du filet » car il était un collaborateur des services de sécurité qui le protégeaient.

France : le maire de Grenoble, des Verts, détruit un camp de réfugiés

Par Athiyan Silva, 2 juin 2017

Plus d’une centaine de policiers du CRS ont rassemblé et expulsé de force les réfugiés du camp de Valmy dans le sud-est de la France.

New in German

Berlins Hinwendung nach Asien

Von Johannes Stern, 1. Juni 2017

Nachdem Bundeskanzlerin Merkel am Sonntag das transatlantische Bündnis in Frage gestellt hat, arbeitet die Bundesregierung systematisch an der Ausweitung der politischen und wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen mit Asien.

Französische Medien begrüßen Macrons Distanzierung von der antirussischen Politik der USA

Von Alex Lantier, 1. Juni 2017

Die französischen und deutschen Zeitungen sprachen von einem „europäischen Moment,“ in dem sich der europäische Kontinent unter der Führung von Deutschland und Frankreich gegen die USA und Großbritannien vereint.

Untersuchungen zu Verbindungen mit Russland auf Trumps Anwalt ausgedehnt

Von Barry Grey, 1. Juni 2017

Die Demokratische Partei hat sich vollständig hinter die fanatisch anti-russischen Fraktionen des Staats gestellt und macht diesen Aspekt der imperialistischen Politik zur Grundlage ihrer Opposition gegen Trump.

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 Great Unraveling: The crisis of the post-war geopolitical order

2 June 2017

The rapid shifts in international politics since President Trump’s visit to Europe point to the disintegration of institutions that have shaped global politics for decades.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

By the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 2 June 2017

With its call for a vote for Labour in the General Election, Britain’s pseudo-left wants the working class to forget the historical experiences it has made with this party.

Senator McCain solicits support in Australia for Trump’s removal

By Andre Damon and David North, 1 June 2017

German Professor Baberowski explains his far-right agenda

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2017

“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 »

Manuel Noriega and US militarism

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

Ex-Amazon worker in Spain speaks out: “My life has been destroyed by Amazon”

By Eric London, 2 June 2017

Thirty-year-old José Antonio Rueda Bermudez’s horror story shows how Amazon’s temporary workforce is exploited and abandoned by the corporate giant.

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

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

Portuguese public sector workers walk out as wave of strikes hit Nigeria
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 June 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers’ strike

By Roger Jordan, 31 May 2017

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launching June sale

1 June 2017

Limited time opportunity for big savings.

Arts

Barry Levinson’s The Wizard of Lies on HBO: The tame, New York Times’ version of the Madoff scandal

By David Walsh, 1 June 2017

The HBO film is an account of the downfall of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff, whose multi-billion-dollar stock and securities fraud unraveled in December 2008.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 30 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 »

The Flint Water Crisis

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

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

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 »

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