British general election delivers seismic political shock

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 9 June 2017

Though the election result in part reflected concern over May’s hard Brexit strategy, the overwhelming issue was hostility to Tory austerity measures.

The issues of political principle in the UK general election

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

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US surpasses most of the world in health care inequality

By Kate Randall, 9 June 2017

While poor and working-class Americans have access to substandard care, if they can get health care at all, a growing number of health care companies are catering to the rich.

Deaths from drug overdoses see largest increase in US history

Rally held in solidarity with children of immigrant parents arrested by US Border Patrol in San Diego

By our reporters, 9 June 2017

A rally of 100 supporters was held Tuesday evening in National City, where the four children and their lawyer called for the immediate release of their parents.

More than 10,000 immigrants detained each year in California are parents of US citizens

“Watergate pales compared to what we’re confronting now”
Former US director of national intelligence campaigns against Trump in Australia

By James Cogan, 9 June 2017

No journalist asked James Clapper the obvious question: why should any credibility be given to any claim he makes?

Comey statement ignites new media firestorm against Trump

Turkey prepares to send troops to Qatar in conflict with Saudi Arabia

By Halil Celik and Alex Lantier, 9 June 2017

With the tacit consent of imperialist powers in Europe, Turkey is siding with Qatar in a conflict with Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration.

The Saudi offensive against Qatar and the global intensification of geopolitical conflict

EU sets up joint military command centre and European defence fund

By Johannes Stern, 9 June 2017

Under growing transatlantic tensions and the departure of Britain from the EU, the 27 remaining member states are pushing ahead with the establishment of an independent military policy.

With permanent state of emergency, Macron plans authoritarian rule in France

By Kumaran Ira, 9 June 2017

Press reports yesterday confirmed that the government of newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron intends to pass a law making the state of emergency permanent.

German police beat demonstrators attempting to prevent deportation

By Sven Heymanns, 9 June 2017

Police brutally attacked protesters May 31 as they sought to prevent the deportation of a student from Afghanistan studying at a training school in the city of Nuremberg.

US secretary of state visits New Zealand to counter China

By Tom Peters, 9 June 2017

New Zealand’s government has aligned itself more closely with the US military encirclement of China and threats of war against North Korea.

India: Madhya Pradesh police shoot protesting farmers

By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 June 2017

Mass demonstrations by farmers are intensifying the crisis of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Two charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in Oakland Ghost Ship fire

By Evan Blake, 9 June 2017

While the two men clearly bear responsibility, their prosecution is meant to deflect blame from equally culpable city officials and others responsible for creating the housing crisis in the Bay Area.

Homelessness sharply increases in Los Angeles County

By Thomas Gaist and Marc Wells, 9 June 2017

The number of homeless living in Los Angeles County grew by 23 percent over the last year, rising to 58,000.

Los Angeles shelter director confirms gravity of recent increase in homelessness

By Marc Wells, 9 June 2017

New in Russian

Осмысление геополитики терроризма

Билл Вэн Оукен, 9 Июнь 2017 г.

Хотя СМИ постоянно изображают терроризм в качестве проявления абсолютного зла и результатом действий безумцев, за этими актами насилия стоят вполне определенные геополитические отношения и цели.

New in Spanish

El gran derrumbamiento: La crisis del orden geopolítico de la posguerra

Por Alex Lantier, 9 junio 2017

Los rápidos giros en la política internacional desde que Trump visitó Europa reflejan la desintegración de las instituciones que han definido la política global por décadas.

Manuel Noriega y el militarismo estadounidense

Por Bill Van Auken, 9 junio 2017

La invasión estadounidense de Panamá en diciembre de 1989 y el derrocamiento de Noriega marcaron la pauta para una serie de guerras e incursiones estadounidenses que le siguieron.

El abandono de Trump del acuerdo de París: La solución socialista al cambio climático

Por Bryan Dyne, 9 junio 2017

Una respuesta seria a los peligros del cambio climático no es posible bajo el marco del capitalismo y el sistema de Estado Nación.

El senador McCain pide apoyo en Australia para remoción de Trump

Por Andre Damon y David North, 9 junio 2017

Ante altos funcionarios estatales y militares en Australia, el senador estadounidense, John McCain, lanzó fuertes acusaciones contra Trump y solicitó que el gobierno australiano lo desafíe.

Oficialista PRI gana estrecha e importante elección en el Estado de México

Por Alex González, 9 junio 2017

El PRI venció por lo mínimo a su contendiente de “izquierda” en comicios estatales considerados el preludio a las elecciones generales del 2018.

Sánchez reelegido como líder del PSOE

Por Alejandro López, 9 junio 2017

Como parte de un intento para contener el aumento en el descontento social, el PSOE ha reinstaurado a Pedro Sánchez tras haberlo destituido en un golpe interno el año pasado.

Los muertos de Manchester: Las víctimas de las operaciones de cambio de régimen británicas en Oriente Medio

Por Robert Stevens, 9 junio 2017

Ninguna explicación inocente puede justificar el hecho que el atacante suicida de Manchester, Salman Abedi, pudo viajar a Libia, Siria y Turquía sin ninguna interferencia británica.

Investigación de los lazos entre la Casa Blanca y Rusia se expande al abogado personal de Trump

Por Barry Grey, 9 junio 2017

El Partido Demócrata se ha alineado con los sectores más agresivamente antirrusos del Estado y han hecho de esta cuestión de política imperialista el pilar de su oposición a Trump.

Alemania toma un giro hacia Asia

Por Johannes Stern, 9 junio 2017

En medio de una crisis histórica en las relaciones transatlánticas, Berlín está tomando pasos sistemáticamente para expandir sus lazos políticos y económicos con Asia.

El presupuesto educativo de Trump exige el desmantelamiento de programas básicos, promueve vales y escuelas chárter

Por Evan Blake, 9 junio 2017

El presupuesto federal para la educación de Trump y DeVos busca reducir en $9200 millones el gasto a través de la eliminación de 22 programas importantes y recortes en muchos otros.

Francia y Alemania aprovechan retirada de EE.UU. del pacto climático para impulsar sus intereses geopolíticos

Por Peter Schwarz, 9 junio 2017

Merkel y Macron buscan convertir la UE en un poder global capaz de competir con EE.UU. por mercados, oportunidades de inversión e influencia estratégica.

Salen derrotados todos los cargos del profesor Jörg Baberowski contra los estudiantes de la Universidad de Bremen

Por Sonja Bach y Cristoph Vandreier, 9 junio 2017

El intento del profesor de la Universidad Humboldt en Berlín de utilizar las cortes para prohibir las críticas a sus puntos de vista ultraderechistas ha fracasado.

Extrabajador de Amazon alza la voz: “Mi vida fue destruida por Amazon”

Por Eric London, 9 junio 2017

La historia de horror de José Antonio Rueda Bermudez, de 30 años de edad, demuestra que la fuerza laboral temporal de Amazon es explotada y luego abandonada por el gigante corporativo.

“Lo escalofriante es que empiezas a pensar en cualquier posibilidad…”
Artistas que fueron hostigados en la frontera de EE.UU. alzan la voz

Por David Walsh, 9 junio 2017

Los artistas Aaron Gach, nacido en EE.UU., y Cherine Amr, nacida en Egipto, hablaron con WSWS sobre sus experiencias.

Día Internacional del Trabajador 2017
El auge del nacionalismo económico y el proteccionismo

Por Nick Beams, 9 junio 2017

La crisis histórica del sistema capitalista global está generando las mismas condiciones que desencadenaron los conflictos económicos en los años treinta y la guerra en 1939.

New in French

Comprendre la géopolitique du terrorisme

Par Bill Van Auken, 9 juin 2017

Alors que les médias dépeignent systématiquement le terrorisme comme une manifestation du mal et l’œuvre de fous, il existe des relations et des objectifs géopolitiques définis qui sous-tendent ces actes.

L’élection britannique sous la menace croissante de la répression d’État

Par Chris Marsden, 9 juin 2017

Les conservateurs ont utilisé les attentats de Manchester et Londres pour mettre au centre du débat électoral des accusations que le chef du Parti travailliste, Jeremy Corbyn, serait une menace à la sécurité nationale.

L’Allemagne retire ses avions de la Turquie

Par Johannes Stern, 9 juin 2017

Le gouvernement allemand a réagi à l’aggravation des tensions avec la Turquie, qui est censée être son alliée dans le cadre de l’OTAN, en retirant ses moyens militaires de la base d’Incirlik en Turquie.

New in German

Die Geopolitik des Terrors

Von Bill Van Auken, 9. Juni 2017

Die Medien präsentieren den Terrorismus als Manifestation des Bösen als das Werk von Verrückten. Dabei liegen dem Terror geopolitische Interessen und Ziele zu Grunde.

EU richtet gemeinsame Kommandozentrale und Europäischen Verteidigungsfonds ein

Von Johannes Stern, 9. Juni 2017

Unter Bedingungen wachsender transatlantischer Spannungen und des Ausscheidens Großbritanniens aus der Europäischen Union treiben die 27 verbliebenen Mitgliedsstaaten den Aufbau einer eigenständigen Militärpolitik zügig voran.

Bernie Sanders erklärt seine Unterstützung für Jeremy Corbyn

Von Thomas Scripps, 9. Juni 2017

Im US-Wahlkampf 2016 versuchte Sanders, den Widerstand der Bevölkerung gegen den Kapitalismus auf die Mühlen der Demokratischen Partei zu leiten. Heute hofft er, dass Corbyn eine ähnliche Rolle für die Labour Party spielen wird.

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

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Perspective

Comey’s Senate testimony: A political circus in Washington

9 June 2017

There is nothing progressive in the Democratic Party’s campaign to bring down Trump on the basis of anti-Russian propaganda.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

New Anti-capitalist Party (NPA) election meeting in Paris: The dead end of the pseudo-left

By Alex Lantier, 9 June 2017

Despite the war crisis and growing social anger among workers, NPA leader Alain Krivine insisted that internationalist opposition to capitalism would find no popular support.

The political fraud of the People’s Summit in Chicago: Sanders, unions seek to refurbish Democrats

By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 9 June 2017

The effort to rebrand the Democrats as a “people’s party” is aimed at preventing the emergence of a mass working-class movement against American capitalism.

Fifty years since the Six Day Arab-Israeli War

By Jean Shaoul, 9 June 2017

The Israeli military victory over Egypt, Jordan and Syria, far from bringing a new period of peace and prosperity, brought oppression, further wars and social misery to working people in both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Understanding the geopolitics of terrorism

By Bill Van Auken, 8 June 2017

Terror attack in Iran exacerbates war tensions in Gulf

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE demands Humboldt University retract its defense of right-wing radical Jorg Baberowski

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 9 June 2017

The university leadership can no longer sustain the assertion that it is protecting the freedom of academic inquiry and defending a scholar “whose integrity is beyond doubt.”

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

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!

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 »

Workers Struggles

Reject unacceptable workloads and standardised testing! Take a stand for public education!
Vote No to the AEU-Labor government sell-out deal in Victoria!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 9 June 2017

The chronic underfunding, under-resourcing and under-staffing of public schools is driving many parents to send their children to private schools.

Arts

Roger Waters’ Is This the Life We Really Want?: An angry, depressed protest against war and nationalism

By Kevin Reed, 9 June 2017

In 12 tracks and 55 minutes, Waters paints a picture of a desperate world and he issues an angry protest—if also a disheartened outburst—against the things that make it so.

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 2017 British Election

UK election dominated by growing threat of state repression

By Chris Marsden, 8 June 2017

Bernie Sanders declares his support for Jeremy Corbyn

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 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

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

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 »

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

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 »

The Flint Water Crisis

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

By Shannon Jones, 8 June 2017

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