London terror suspects were known to police

By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2017

As evidence continued to mount that the attackers received some degree of state protection, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn denounced Prime Minister Theresa May for having allowed “cuts in police numbers.”

Official account of London terror attack unravels

UK security services knew of Manchester suicide bomber’s ISIS connections

UK unions suppress strikes for duration of general election campaign

By Margot Miller, 6 June 2017

The unions have performed this service on behalf of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who wants no association with actual struggles of the working class.

Australian authorities label Melbourne hostage incident a “terrorist” attack

By Will Morrow, 6 June 2017

Before any of the facts were known, newspapers featured front-page stories depicting the incident as an Islamic State assault.

Macron’s En Marche set to win large majority in French legislative elections

By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2017

The newly-elected president intends for the assembly, controlled by his party, to serve as a rubber stamp for unprecedented attacks on social and democratic rights.

US, Australian officials warn China over North Korea, South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2017

The comments were directed not only at China but also Asian nations such as the Philippines that have tilted toward Beijing in a bid to boost economic relations.

Trump unveils plan to privatize air traffic control system

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2017

The plan combines elements proposed by Republican and Democratic administrations over three decades, going back to the attack on the air traffic controllers union in 1981.

Trump calls for $1.7 trillion in social cuts

Putin interview shows bogus character of the US media’s anti-Russia campaign

By Isaac Finn, 6 June 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed to the lack of evidence of Russian hacking in the 2016 election, and to the hypocrisy of US complaints about the manipulation of elections.

After Trump’s withdrawal from Paris accord
Democrats step up campaign on White House-Russia ties

More on the Trump presidency »

While one in six homes have no running water
Billionaire real estate mogul Dan Gilbert cashing in on corporate welfare in Detroit

By Kathleen Martin, 6 June 2017

The Quicken Loans CEO is raking in cash from the city and the state to fund his real estate development enterprises downtown, two and a half years after Detroit's bankruptcy.

“This is a new world we’re seeing with Betsy DeVos”
Detroit-area charter school shuts doors, leaves teachers unpaid

Almost 10,000 Detroit households face water shutoff

Sánchez re-elected as leader of Spain’s Socialist Party

By Alejandro López, 6 June 2017

As part of an effort to contain growing social discontent, the PSOE reinstated Pedro Sánchez after his ouster in an internal party coup last year.

Uncertainty grows over US Fed’s interest rate moves

By Nick Beams, 6 June 2017

Far-reaching structural changes in the economy, above all the rise of low-paid part-time labour, have undermined the assumptions on which the Fed’s policies have been based.

Australian media renews campaign against Chinese “power and influence”

By James Cogan, 6 June 2017

As tensions rise between China on the one hand, and the US and its allies on the other, the Australian establishment is launching, once again, an anti-Chinese campaign.

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

New Zealand: Wellington transport workers face attacks on jobs and conditions

By our correspondents, 6 June 2017

The Labour Party-dominated Wellington Council has awarded bus and rail contracts to private operators to cut costs at the expense of workers.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
29 мая—4 июня: Ленин и Троцкий сближаются на фоне растущих призывов к взятию власти Советами

6 июня 2017 г.

Ленин и Троцкий политически сблизились на почве империалистической мировой войны и хода событий русской революции. Оба лидера настаивают на переходе власти в руки рабочего класса и на окончательном разрыве с националистическими и оппортунистическими тенденциями.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Paris anlaşmasından çekilmesi: İklim değişikliğine sosyalist çözüm

Bryan Dyne, 6 Haziran 2017

Trump’ın Paris iklim değişikliği anlaşmasından çekilme kararı, yönetiminin bütünüyle gerici karakterine örnek oluşturan eylemlere ilişkin uzayan listedeki bir başka adımdır.

ABD destekli Irak kuvvetleri “imha taktikleri” uyguluyor

James Cogan, 6 Haziran 2017

Irak kuvvetleri tarafından işlenen savaş suçları, hiç kuşkusuz, ABD’nin, karadaki danışmanların ve onların hükümetlerinin suç ortaklığı ve bilgisi dahilinde gerçekleşmiştir.

New in French

Une victoire d'En Marche annoncée aux législatives françaises

Par Alexandre Lantier, 6 juin 2017

Macron destine l'Assemblée à servir de chambre d'enregistrement pour des attaques sans précédent contre les acquis sociaux et les droits démocratiques.

La version officielle de l’attaque terroriste de Londres s’effondre

Par Robert Stevens et Chris Marsden, 6 juin 2017

Dans les 24 heures après l’attentat terroriste du samedi au London Bridge, le récit officiel présenté par la Premier ministre britannique Theresa May a commencé à s’effondrer.

Le secrétaire à la défense américain et le premier ministre australien menacent la Corée du Nord et la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 6 juin 2017

La principale conférence asiatique sur des questions stratégiques a pris place alors que les États-Unis menacent la Corée du Nord de guerre et continuent de masser leurs forces militaires dans la région.

Les services de sécurité britanniques connaissaient les liens du kamikaze de Manchester avec l’État islamique

Par Robert Stevens, 6 juin 2017

Salman Abedi a été en contact avec un bataillon de l’État islamique dont les membres étaient impliqués dans la préparation de l’attaque du Bataclan en 2015.

Les questions de principe politique aux élections générales de la Grande-Bretagne

Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Grande Bretagne), 5 juin 2017

Avec son appel à un vote pour le Parti travailliste à l’élection générale, la pseudo-gauche britannique veut que la classe ouvrière oublie les expériences historiques qu’elle a faites avec ce parti.

New in German

Terroranschlag in London: Die offizielle Darstellung gerät ins Wanken

Von Robert Stevens und Chris Marsden, 6. Juni 2017

Schon in den ersten 24 Stunden nach dem Terroranschlag auf der London Bridge geriet die offizielle Version der britischen Premierministerin May ins Wanken.

Gabriel verkündet Bundeswehr-Abzug aus Incirlik

Von Johannes Stern, 6. Juni 2017

Mit dem angekündigten Abzug der Bundeswehr vom türkischen Luftwaffenstützpunkt Incirlik erreichen die Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und der Türkei einen neuen Tiefpunkt.

Studie zeigt: Die Superreichen verstecken 25 Prozent ihres Vermögens in Steueroasen

Von Gabriel Black, 6. Juni 2017

Das jüngste Gutachten des Wirtschaftswissenschaftlers Gabriel Zucman zeigt, dass die globale Ungleichheit viel größer ist als die offiziellen Schätzungen. Der Grund dafür sei die in der Finanzelite weit verbreitete Steuerhinterziehung.

Amazon: Körperliche Schwerstarbeit und digitale Überwachung
Ein Besuch im Amazon-Streiklokal in Rheinberg

Von Dietmar Henning, 6. Juni 2017

Rund 500 Arbeiter haben bei Amazon im niederrheinischen Rheinberg von Donnerstag bis Samstag gestreikt.

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 Saudi offensive against Qatar and the global intensification of geopolitical conflict

6 June 2017

Backed by Egypt and its closest Gulf State allies, Saudi Arabia has announced a series of measures against Qatar, a tiny, energy-rich neighbor, that stop just short of war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Trump, the coal miners and the environment

By Jerry White, 6 June 2017

Stripped of the demagogy and lies, the line of the Trump administration amounts to the proposition that miners must place their full trust and confidence in the benevolence of the coal bosses.

Evergreen College professor harassed, slandered as racist for opposing “exclusion day” on campus

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 June 2017

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

By Sonja Bach and Christoph Vandreier, 3 June 2017

More on the fight for historical truth »

Study: The ultra-rich hide 25 percent of their wealth in tax havens

By Gabriel Black, 5 June 2017

Study shows massive growth of political abstention in 2016 US election

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

In move to compete with Amazon, Walmart asks workers to make deliveries during commute

By Evan Blake, 6 June 2017

The two companies are competing with one another to cut costs and boost profits by increasing the exploitation of their workforces.

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

By Eric London, 2 June 2017

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?

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the International Amazon Workers Voice on Facebook

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017

Floods in Sri Lanka: Government responsible for another social disaster

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 5 June 2017

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

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

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

19 May 2017

Science

New evidence for life-capable environments on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

By Bryan Dyne, 6 June 2017

The Cassini spacecraft has uncovered molecular hydrogen in material erupting from the subsurface ocean of Saturn’s moon.

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launching June sale

1 June 2017

Workers Struggles

Settlement at AT&T West, DirecTV, while Spectrum telecom strike continues
Workers Struggles: the Americas

6 June 2017

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

Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers’ strike

By Roger Jordan, 31 May 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 5-11: Horror on the Western Front

5 June 2017

The Great War, which brought forth the Russian Revolution, continues to rage. In one moment on the Western Front, some 10,000 men and boys are killed or buried alive when the British detonate explosives under German trenches at Messines.

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 »

Arts

The case of punk duo PWR BTTM: The erosion of democratic rights in pop culture

By Norisa Diaz, 5 June 2017

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

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 3 June 2017

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

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

History

Political lessons of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China

By James Cogan, 5 June 2017

Each year, the Stalinist regime mobilises its police state apparatus to prevent any commemoration of the massacre, which was aimed at suppressing a potentially revolutionary movement of the Chinese working class.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Statement of Mitch Abrams, International Youth and Students for Social Equality representative on the EMU student government
Defend the Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers!

5 June 2017

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

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

The Flint Water Crisis

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

By James Brewer, 3 June 2017

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

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 »

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.

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