Shangri La Dialogue: US Defence Secretary, Australian PM threaten North Korea, China

By Peter Symonds, 3 June 2017

The premier Asian strategic conference is taking place as the US threatens war against North Korea and continues its relentless military build-up.

Senator McCain solicits support in Australia for Trump’s removal

Behind the US war drive against North Korea

France, Germany seize upon US withdrawal from climate pact to push geopolitical interests

By Peter Schwarz, 3 June 2017

Merkel and Macron are seeking to build up the EU to make it a global power capable of competing with the US for markets, investment opportunities and strategic influence.

Study shows massive growth of political abstention in 2016 US election

By Eric London, 3 June 2017

The percentage of registered voters who said they abstained because they disliked “candidates or campaign issues” doubled from 2012.

The Nation blames white workers for Trump's election
Once again on race and the 2016 elections

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

GM announces more layoffs as US auto sales decline

By Shannon Jones, 3 June 2017

General Motors announced 300 job cuts at its Warren, Michigan transmission plant amid continuing signs of a slowdown in US auto sales after a seven-year boom.

US auto profits soar as sales slowdown threatens more layoffs

Three Wisconsin workers die in corn mill explosion, several more seriously injured

By Gary Joad, 3 June 2017

Federal agencies have cited the company for multiple safety and environmental violations as far back as the early 2000s.

Trump rule denies birth control coverage to hundreds of thousands of women

By Kate Randall, 3 June 2017

The new rule greatly expands the number of employers and insurance companies that could qualify for an exemption to the ACA mandate, simply by claiming a moral or religious objection.

Amid protests against right-wing figures on US campuses
Wisconsin legislators seek to punish student protesters at public universities

By Nick Barrickman, 3 June 2017

The bill is a draconian response by public officials to a series of recent incidents in which students have booed, protested or shouted down right-wing speakers.

Tuition hikes implemented throughout the United States, placing ever growing financial burden on students

By Kayla Costa, 3 June 2017

Students returning to school can expect to pay even more on top of already unaffordable tuition rates.

Amid deepening crisis, Temer turns to Brazil’s military

By Gabriel Lemos, 3 June 2017

The growing reliance on the military coincides with the government’s attempt to push through the deeply unpopular labor and pension “reforms.”

Brazil crisis threatens second impeachment in less than a year

UK: Attack on NHS would continue under Labour government

By Jean Shaoul, 3 June 2017

Labour has made no commitment to reversing £20 billion in NHS cuts imposed by Conservative-led governments so far, or ending them.

Huge job losses loom in India’s IT sector

By Joy Bose and Kranti Kumara, 3 June 2017

According to industry reports, India’s IT sector could eliminate 600,000 jobs over the next three years.

Australian city council locks out electricians for imposing work bans

By Ellen Blake, 3 June 2017

The Brisbane City Council’s aggressive action underscores the determination of governments and employers across the country to dismantle workers’ conditions.

New Zealand budget deepens austerity

By Tom Peters, 3 June 2017

The election-year budget, fraudulently portrayed as a boon for working families, deepens the assault on health, education and other basic services.

New in Russian

Немецкий профессор Баберовски разъясняет свои крайне правые взгляды

Петер Шварц, 3 июня 2017 г.

В интервью газете Neue Zürcher Zeitung профессор берлинского Университета имени Гумбольдта Йорг Баберовски выражает недовольство «культурной гегемонией левых» и призывает к «отмене табу» на взгляды крайне правых.

New in Turkish

Almanya Asya’ya dönüyor

Johannes Stern, 3 Haziran 2017

Almanya’nın hedefi, bu patlamaya hazır bölgeye müdahale etmek; jeostratejik ve ekonomik çıkarları peşinde koşmaktır.

Raoul Peck’in Genç Karl Marx filmi

Peter Schwarz, 3 Haziran 2017

Film, eksik yönlerine rağmen, gençleri Marksizmi incelemeye teşvik etmesi durumunda, önemli bir görevi yerine getirmiş olacaktır.

New in French

Le grand écroulement : la crise de l'ordre géopolitique mondial

Par Alexandre Lantier, 3 juin 2017

Des relations et des institutions qui ont structuré la vie économique et la politique internationales pendant des décennies sont en train de s'écrouler rapidement.

Trump annonce le retrait américain de l’accord de Paris sur le climat

Par Daniel Vries, 3 juin 2017

L’action, qui répudie même les plus modestes des engagements pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, a lieu en plein milieu des conflits entre les grandes puissances et une crise politique violente aux États-Unis.

Élections législatives françaises : Mélenchon se rapproche de Macron

Par Kumaran Ira, 3 juin 2017

La perspective d’opposition au programme du président Emmanuel Macron proposée par Jean-Luc Mélenchon, chef de file du mouvement de la France insoumise, est en train de s’effondrer.

Le gouvernement du Québec adopte une loi pour briser la grève des travailleurs de la construction

Par Roger Jordan, 3 juin 2017

Tandis que 175 000 travailleurs syndiqués de la construction retournaient au travail mercredi, le premier ministre du Québec jurait de s'attaquer encore plus à leurs droits.

L’Allemagne se tourne vers l’Asie

Par Johannes Stern, 3 juin 2017

Dans un contexte de crise historique dans les relations transatlantiques, Berlin travaille de façon systématique à l’élargissement de ses relations politiques et économiques avec l’Asie.

Ex-travailleur: J’étais au bord du coup de chaleur et Amazon m’a forcé à continuer de travailler

Par nos journalistes, 3 juin 2017

Les travailleurs d’Amazon partagent leurs histoires d’horreur d’exploitation par la société et discutent comment s’unir internationalement pour lutter.

New in German

Rolle rückwärts: Die Krise der geopolitischen Nachkriegsordnung

Von Alex Lantier, 3. Juni 2017

Die rasanten diplomatischen Verschiebungen seit Trumps Europa-Besuch spiegeln die Auflösung der Institutionen wider, die Jahrzehnte lang die Weltpolitik geprägt haben.

Klimapolitik und Weltmachtpolitik

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Juni 2017

Merkel und Macron nutzen Trumps Rückzug aus dem Klimaabkommen, um die EU zu einer Großmacht aufzubauen, die mit den USA um globale Märkte, Investitionsmöglichkeiten und strategischen Einfluss konkurrieren kann.

Trump verkündet Rückzug aus Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen

Von Daniel de Vries, 3. Juni 2017

Die US-Regierung verabschiedet sich selbst von den äußerst moderaten Zielen für die Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen. Hintergrund der Entscheidung sind die wachsenden Konflikte zwischen den Großmächten und die schwere innenpolitische Krise der USA.

Jörg Baberowski verliert in allen Punkten gegen Bremer Studierende

Von Sonja Bach und Christoph Vandreier, 2. Juni 2017

Der Professor der Berliner Humboldt-Universität ist mit seinem Versuch gescheitert, Kritik an seinen rechtsradikalen Standpunkten gerichtlich verbieten zu lassen.

Neues Betriebsrentengesetz: Ein Geschenk an Unternehmer und Gewerkschaftsfunktionäre

Von Marianne Arens, 3. Juni 2017

Am 1. Juni hat der Bundestag Andrea Nahles‘ neues Gesetz zur Betriebsrente verabschiedet. Es stärkt vor allem Versicherungen und börsennotierte Pensionfonds.

Wahl zur französischen Nationalversammlung
Mélenchon sucht Nähe zu Macron

Von Kumaran Ira, 3. Juni 2017

Jean-Luc Mélenchon fällt als Oppositionsführer gegen Präsident Emmanuel Macron aus.

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

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement: The socialist solution to climate change

3 June 2017

A serious response to the dangers posed by climate change is not possible within the framework of the capitalism and the nation-state system.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Professor Jörg Baberowski loses on all counts in suit against University of Bremen students

By Sonja Bach and Christoph Vandreier, 3 June 2017

The attempt of the professor from Berlin’s Humboldt University to use the courts to ban criticism of his radical right-wing views has completely failed.

German Professor Baberowski explains his far-right agenda

More on the fight for historical truth »

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

By Alex Lantier, 2 June 2017

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

Trump administration announces US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement

More on the Trump presidency »

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

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

Arts

Silence in the Courts—a film about judicial corruption in Sri Lanka

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 3 June 2017

Prasanna Vithanage’s documentary deals with the sexual assault of two village women by a magistrate and the subsequent cover-up.

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

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

By Joanne Laurier, 30 May 2017

The Flint Water Crisis

Poisoned Water: “NOVA” science series broadcasts segment on Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 3 June 2017

The Public Broadcasting Service presented an engaging and informative documentary on the science behind 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 »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

What we have said:
The World Socialist Web Site and the Maruti Suzuki workers

By Usman Khan, 3 June 2017

The WSWS has covered the struggle of the Maruti Suzuki workers over many years, explaining its international significance and providing a political perspective to fight the workers’ persecution by Indian authorities.

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 »

Workers Struggles

Class struggle developing on Indian sub-continent
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

3 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

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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Socialist Equality Party

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

19 May 2017

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launching June sale

1 June 2017

Limited time opportunity for big savings.

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 »

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