Comey statement ignites new media firestorm against Trump

By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2017

The fired FBI director describes extensive efforts by the US president to block the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections.

NSA contractor charged with leaking report on alleged Russian election hacking

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

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UK election dominated by growing threat of state repression

By Chris Marsden, 8 June 2017

The Tories have used the terrorist outrages in Manchester and London to shift the general election narrative onto charges that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a threat to national security.

Terror attack in Iran exacerbates war tensions in Gulf

By Keith Jones, 8 June 2017

Iranian authorities charged that Saudi Arabia and Washington orchestrated yesterday’s attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.

War must be part of Canada’s future, foreign minister declares

By Roger Jordan, 8 June 2017

Freeland vowed that more “treasure” will be expended on “hard power” to assert Canada’s imperialist interests around the globe.

State official resigns after using racial slur, expressing contempt for Flint and Detroit workers

By Shannon Jones, 8 June 2017

In the audio recording, Stair rants at length against working class residents of Flint, black and white, whom he calls “f**kin’ deadbeats.”

Congressional Republicans seek to obliterate record of CIA torture

By Tom Carter, 8 June 2017

The fate of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, which exposed the most sadistic and depraved crimes perpetrated by the Central Intelligence Agency, is a milestone in the collapse of the rule of law and the emergence of a police state.

Germany to withdraw military aircraft from Turkey

By Johannes Stern, 8 June 2017

The German government has responded to deepening tensions with Turkey, nominally its NATO ally, by withdrawing its military assets from the country’s Incirlik airbase.

Following new UN sanctions, North Korea tests more missiles

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2017

A US nuclear-powered attack submarine docked in South Korea on Tuesday—the latest step in Washington’s military build-up near the Korean Peninsula.

Tensions between US and China threaten catastrophe for Africa

By Eddie Haywood and Thomas Gaist, 8 June 2017

China’s expansion of economic investment in Africa is part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, through which Beijing seeks to revive a modern day Silk Road connecting China and Asia with Europe.

Australian economy barely avoids contraction

By Mike Head, 8 June 2017

Without spending by deeply-indebted households, the country would officially be in recession.

Sri Lankan flood victims denounce government response to disaster

By our correspondents, 8 June 2017

Flood and landslide survivors say they have not received adequate emergency food supplies and fear destitution.

New in Urdu

جنگ کے بادل جنوبی ایشیاء پر منڈ لارہے ہیں

27 May 2017

جنوبی ایشیاء کو انڈیا کے امریکی سامراج کے ساتھ اتحاد اور پاکستان کو بیجنگ کی پشت پناہی کے درمیان جیو پولٹیکلی تقسیم کردیا ہے

New in Russian

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
От кронштадтских матросов, солдат и рабочих — революционному народу Петрограда и всей России

Лев Троцкий, 8 июня 2017 г.

Данная прокламация, написанная Троцким, была опубликована от имени председателя кронштадтского Исполнительного комитета Совета рабочих и солдатских депутатов А.Н. Ломанова в газете «Правда» 13 июня (31 мая по ст. ст.) 1917 года.

New in Turkish

Britanya’daki kriz seçimi ve işçi sınıfının karşı karşıya olduğu görevler

Chris Marsden, 8 Haziran 2017

İşçi Partisi'nden kopmayı ve devrimci sosyalist-enternasyonalist bir perspektifle donanmış yeni bir önderliğin inşasını gerektiren patlayıcı sınıf mücadeleleri kapımızda.

Katar’a karşı Suudi saldırısı ve jeopolitik çatışmanın küresel yoğunlaşması

Keith Jones, 8 Haziran 2017

Mısır ve en yakın Körfez devleti müttefikleri tarafından desteklenen Suudi Arabistan, enerji zengini küçük komşusu Katar’a karşı diplomatik ve ekonomik bir saldırı başlattı.

ABD destekli güçler Rakka’ya girdi

Bill Van Auken, 8 Haziran 2017

ABD özel operasyon askeri birliklerinin eşlik ettiği, Halk Savunma Birlikleri’nin (YPG) baskın olduğu bir silahlı güç, Salı günü doğudan, Suriye’deki Rakka kentine girdi.

Londra terör saldırısına ilişkin resmi açıklama çöküyor

Robert Stevens ve Chris Marsden, 8 Haziran 2017

Londra Köprüsü’nde Cumartesi günü gerçekleşen terör saldırısından sonraki 24 saat içinde, Britanya Başbakanı Theresa May tarafından sunulan resmi anlatı paramparça olmaya başladı.

New in French

Les forces soutenues par les États-Unis entrent dans la ville syrienne de Raqqa

Par Bill Van Auken, 8 juin 2017

L’offensive contre la ville contrôlée par l’État islamique a été accompagnée d’une escalade de la présence militaire américaine en Syrie et de nouveaux affrontements avec des forces soutenues par le gouvernement.

L’élection britannique en pleines crises et les tâches auxquelles la classe ouvrière est confrontée

Par Chris Marsden, 8 juin 2017

La Grande-Bretagne est en proie à la déstabilisation économique, politique et sociale à mesure que le capitalisme mondial plonge dans sa plus grande crise depuis la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.

Une partie de Paris verrouillée après une attaque contre un policier

Par notre rapporteur, 8 juin 2017

Le gouvernement du président Emmanuel Macron s’est emparé d’un attentat dans lequel un policier a été légèrement blessé pour demander l’extension de l’état d’urgence en France.

Sánchez réélu président du Parti socialiste espagnol

Par Alejandro López, 8 juin 2017

Dans le cadre d’un effort pour contenir le mécontentement social croissant, le PSOE a réintégré Pedro Sánchez après son renvoi par un coup d’état interne du parti l’année dernière.

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste participe aux élections en Allemagne : Contre le militarisme et la guerre ! Pour le socialisme !

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l’égalité socialiste, Allemagne), 8 juin 2017

Un programme socialiste contre la guerre et le capitalisme et qui articule les véritables intérêts de la classe ouvrière est au cœur de la campagne électorale du Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP).

New in German

Die Arbeiterklasse und die Wahlen in Großbritannien

Von Chris Marsden, 8. Juni 2017

Die tiefste Krise des Kapitalismus seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hinterlässt ihre Spuren: Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft in Großbritannien geraten aus den Fugen.

Bundeswehr will Tornados von Incirlik nach Jordanien verlegen

Von Johannes Stern, 8. Juni 2017

Die Truppenverlegung ist eine außenpolitische Zäsur. Zum ersten Mal zieht ein Mitglied der Nato seine Soldaten aufgrund von heftigen politischen Konflikten vom Stützpunk eines anderen Mitgliedsstaats ab.

Syrien: US-Stellvertretertruppen erobern Rakka

Von Bill Van Auken, 8. Juni 2017

Die Offensive gegen die Hauptstadt des IS wurde von einer wachsenden US-Militärpräsenz in Syrien und erneuten Zusammenstößen mit regierungsnahen Truppen begleitet.

Humboldt-Universität: IYSSE fordern Rücknahme der Stellungnahme für Baberowski

Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE an der HU Berlin, 8. Juni 2017

Nachdem Jörg Baberowski mit seiner Klage gegen den Bremer Asta gescheitert ist, fordern die IYSSE die Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität in einem offenen Brief auf, ihre Unterstützungserklärung für den rechtsradikalen Professor zurückzunehmen.

Parlamentswahlen in Frankreich:
Deutliche Mehrheit für Macrons En Marche erwartet

Von Alex Lantier, 8. Juni 2017

Wenige Tage vor der ersten Runde der Parlamentswahlen wird der Partei des neugewählten französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron eine deutliche Mehrheit in der nächsten Nationalversammlung prognostiziert.

Italien steuert auf vorgezogene Wahlen zu

Von Marianne Arens, 8. Juni 2017

Die vier größten Parteien Italiens haben sich auf ein neues Wahlrecht geeinigt und streben vorgezogene Wahlen im Herbst an. Die Börsen reagieren mit großer Nervosität.

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Perspective

Understanding the geopolitics of terrorism

8 June 2017

While the media routinely portrays terrorism as a manifestation of evil and the work of madmen, there are definite geopolitical relations and aims underlying these acts.

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Commentary

Bernie Sanders declares his support for Jeremy Corbyn

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 2017

Sanders, who in the 2016 US election sought to channel popular opposition to capitalism back into the Democratic Party, hopes Corbyn will play a similar role for the Labour Party.

Deaths from drug overdoses see largest increase in US history

By Genevieve Leigh, 7 June 2017

The New York Times uses “diversity” to find common ground with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

By Nancy Hanover, 7 June 2017

US-backed forces enter Syrian city of Raqqa

Trump, the coal miners and the environment

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

The 2017 British Election

Britain’s crisis election and the tasks facing the working class

By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2017

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

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

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

22 May 2017

UK Labour Party adopts pro-business, militarist election manifesto

By Robert Stevens, 13 May 2017

Science

Evolutionary divergence between apes and humans may have occurred in Europe, not Africa

By Philip Guelpa, 8 June 2017

Fossil specimens from Greece and Bulgaria may represent very early members of the hominin lineage.

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

California Amazon worker speaks out
“They told us to work harder, promised ‘a cookie’ to fastest worker”

By Marc Wells, Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 7 June 2017

Striking German Amazon workers describe grueling conditions and digital surveillance

By Dietmar Henning, 7 June 2017

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

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

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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Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan students demand release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 7 June 2017

Kelaniya University students denounced the jailing of the Indian autoworkers and supported the international campaign to free them.

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

By Usman Khan, 3 June 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 »

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

By our reporters, 23 May 2017

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Workers Struggles

Airgas workers in New England walk out over health care and pensions

By John Marion, 7 June 2017

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

By our correspondents, 6 June 2017

Quebec government adopts law to break construction workers’ strike

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

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

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

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

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 »

History

Political lessons of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China

By James Cogan, 5 June 2017

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