Italian president considers installing neo-fascist government

By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2018

President Sergio Mattarella said he would not install a technocratic government without first trying to form a coalition between the Five Star Movement and the far-right Lega party.

Naming of technocratic government plunges Italy into crisis of class rule

Teamsters scuttle Canadian Pacific Rail strike, laud Trudeau

By Keith Jones, 31 May 2018

The Teamsters have provided no details of the proposed four-year agreement, let alone given the striking train drivers and conductors the opportunity to study and vote on it prior to forcing them back to work.

Three thousand Canadian railway workers strike against long hours and speed-up

Canadian rail workers, Las Vegas casino workers set to strike as class conflict widens across North America

French rail workers protest privatization plans

By V. Gnana and Senthooran Ravee, 31 May 2018

Rail workers were sympathetic to the Socialist Equality Party’s call for the formation of committees of action to unify the struggles against President Macron.

French rail workers demonstrate after voting against Macron’s privatization

The way forward for French workers
Build rank-and-file committees to oppose Macron’s austerity measures!

Actor Morgan Freeman’s attorney demands retraction of CNN’s sexual harassment allegations

By Niles Niemuth, 31 May 2018

The attorney’s letter sent Tuesday describes last week’s report as “the product of malicious intent, falsehoods, slight-of-hand , an absence of editorial control, and journalistic malpractice.”

#MeToo witch-hunt targets veteran actor Morgan Freeman

New York Times whips up lynch-mob atmosphere
Producer Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, charged in New York City

Trump sets out timetable for anti-China tariffs

By Nick Beams, 31 May 2018

The White House measures are aimed at China’s efforts to develop high-tech industries.

Growing tensions over New Zealand’s ties to China

By John Braddock, 31 May 2018

New Zealand governments have sought to maintain an ever-more fraught balancing act between its traditional military alliance with the US and economic reliance on China.

US and Europe line up behind Israel over Gaza rocket attacks

By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2018

Israel’s armed forces carried out 65 air strikes on Tuesday and pre-dawn Wednesday in its biggest military attack on Gaza since 2014.

General strike in Greece against Syriza’s latest austerity package

By Robert Stevens, 31 May 2018

The stoppage, nearly the 50th general strike since 2010, saw transport and services in Greece grind to a halt.

Over 10,000 jobs at risk at Deutsche Bank

By Gustav Kemper, 31 May 2018

Germany’s crisis-ridden Deutsche Bank has already slashed 6,000 jobs and closed 188 branches in the past few years.

Strike by 50,000 Las Vegas workers looms as casino owners resist pay demands

By Trévon Austin, 31 May 2018

The Culinary Workers Union and the two largest casino operators—MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. are reportedly $110 million apart on wage and benefits.

Notes on Police Violence
Jersey Shore beachgoer beaten after refusing to give last name

By Adam Mclean, 31 May 2018

Not a day goes by without someone in the US being killed by law enforcement or subjected to an egregious beating.

Rohingya refugees face catastrophe in Bangladesh

By Rohantha De Silva, 31 May 2018

Despite hypocritical statements of concern by the major world powers, Rohingya are at risk from landslides, floods and epidemics this monsoon season.

Two workers killed at Australian paper mill

By Paul Bartizan, 31 May 2018

The cause of the gas exposure is still unclear.

New in Turkish

Tuticorin katliamı ve Modi’nin Hindistan’ı

Keith Jones, 31 Mayıs 2018

Hindistanlı işçilerden ve emekçilerden yükselen toplumsal muhalefet, devlet baskısıyla ve topluluksal gericiliğin ve tehlikeli kast politikasının kışkırtılmasıyla karşılaşmaktadır.

Aşırı sağcı Almanya İçin Alternatif’e karşı mücadele sosyalist bir perspektifi gerektiriyor

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin ve Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler’in açıklaması, 31 Mayıs 2018

İnsanlık tarihindeki en korkunç suçlara yol açmış olan faşist politika bir daha asla egemen olmamalı! Geçmişin barbarlığı ve felaketleri yinelenmemeli!

John Pilger, Julian Assange’ı savunmak için Sidney’de düzenlenecek gösteriyi destekliyor

31 Mayıs 2018

Dünya çapında takdir gören araştırmacı gazeteci ve belgesel film yapımcısı John Pilger, Julian Assange’ın koşulsuz özgürlüğünü destekleyen aşağıdaki açıklamayı yayınladı.

New in French

La désignation d’un gouvernement technocratique plonge l'Italie dans une crise de régime

Alex Lantier, 31 mai 2018

Les marchés financiers paniquent et des manifestations s’organisent alors que de virulentes divisions au sein de la bourgeoise italienne éclatent en plein jour

La classe ouvrière doit se mobiliser pour la libération de Julian Assange!

André Damon, 31 mai 2018

L’exigence que Julian Assange soit libéré doit être liée au mouvement international des travailleurs en train de se développer contre les inégalités, l'oppression et l'exploitation.

Les cheminots se mobilisent contre les réformes négociées avec Matignon

V. Gnana et Senthooran Ravee, 31 mai 2018

Les cheminots ont témoigné de leur sympathie pour les appels du Parti de l’égalité à la formation de comités d’action pour unifier les luttes contre Macron.

1968: grève générale et révolte étudiante en France
Troisième partie: Comment la JCR d’Alain Krivine a couvert la trahison du stalinisme (1)

Peter Schwarz, 31 mai 2018

Il y a cinquante ans, une grève générale en France a presque abouti à une révolution prolétarienne. Cette série en huit parties décrit les événements et tire les leçons politiques pour aujourd’hui.

New in German

Die Arbeiterklasse muss den Kampf für die Freiheit von Julian Assange führen!

Andre Damon, 31. Mai 2018

Die Forderung nach Freiheit für Julian Assange muss mit der wachsenden internationalen Bewegung von Arbeitern gegen Ungleichheit, Unterdrückung und Ausbeutung verbunden werden.

Nach den Krokodilstränen von Solingen: Regierung plant neue Abschiebezentren und Massendeportationen von Flüchtlingen

Marianne Arens, 31. Mai 2018

Während die Politiker in Solingen scheinheilige Reden gegen „Fremdenfeindlichkeit“ hielten, setzte der Innenausschuss in Berlin mit der Sondersitzung zur „Bamf-Affäre“ den rechten Regierungskurs fort.

Polizei fahndet europaweit nach G20-Demonstranten

Christopher Lehmann, 31. Mai 2018

Am Dienstag morgen führte die Polizei Razzien und Durchsuchungen in Italien, Spanien, Frankreich und der Schweiz in Privatwohnungen wie auch in Treffpunkten der linken Szene durch.

Italien: Ernennung von Technokratenregierung löst Krise der Klassenherrschaft aus

Alex Lantier, 31. Mai 2018

Die Finanzmärkte verfallen in Panik und Protestaktionen werden ausgerufen, während die erbitterten Konflikte innerhalb der italienischen Bourgeoisie offen zutage treten.

Demonstration in Sydney am 17. Juni
Freiheit für Julian Assange!

James Cogan, 31. Mai 2018

Assanges Lage ist direkt darauf zurückzuführen, dass die australische Regierung ihrem Staatsbürger jeden Schutz verweigert.

New in Spanish

¡La clase obrera debe movilizarse para liberar a Julian Assange!

Por Andre Damon, 31 mayo 2018

El movimiento en desarrollo de la clase obrera internacional contra la desigualdad, la opresión y la explotación debe abanderar la demanda de liberar a Julian Assange.

El nombramiento del Gobierno tecnocrático sumerge a Italia en una crisis de gobierno

Por Alex Lantier, 31 mayo 2018

Los mercados financieros están en pánico y se están convocando protestas, mientras amargas divisiones en el seno de la burguesía italiana brotan a la superficie.

La crisis de la corrupción genera demanda de elecciones anticipadas en España

Por Alejandro López y Paul Mitchell, 31 mayo 2018

Unas nuevas elecciones en España serían las terceras desde diciembre de 2015, todas las cuales produjeron parlamentos sin mayoría absoluta.

Guerra, propaganda y difamaciones: una entrevista con el profesor Piers Robinson

Por Julie Hyland, 31 mayo 2018

La siguiente es la tercera y última parte de la entrevista con el profesor Piers Robinson, académico de la Universidad de Sheffield y miembro del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Siria, Propaganda y Medios de Comunicación.

New in Italian

Italia: economista del FMI per formare un governo tecnico

Peter Schwarz, 30 maggio 2018

Per il momento, il tentativo di Movimento 5 Stelle e l’estrema destra di Lega di formare un governo è fallito.

New in Arabic

الرأسمالية و ثورة الذكاء الاصطناعي

٥ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

في الشهر الماضي، وقع أكثر من 3,000 موظف من غوغل على رسالة تتخذ موقفا ضد تواطؤ غوغل مع برنامج الولايات المتحدة للاغتيال بالطائرات بدون طيار، الذي أدى إلى قتل وتشويه عشرات الآلاف من الناس في جميع انحاء الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا.

New in Norwegian

For internasjonal handling til forsvar av Julian Assange!

ICFI og WSWS’ internasjonale redaksjonsråd, 30 May 2018

Demonstrasjonen i Sydney den 17. juni vil kreve at den australske regjeringen umiddelbart treffer tiltak for å sikre Assanges betingelsesløse frihet og gjenkomst til Australia.

Tysklands Süddeutsche Zeitung bidrar til kampanjen mot Julian Assange

Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2018

Den tyske dagsavisa har sluttet seg til kampanjen for å rettferdiggjøre overleveringen av WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren til britiske og amerikanske myndigheter.

WikiLeaks og varslere fordømmer nye uverifiserte påstander mot Julian Assange

James Cogan, 30 May 2018

Ved siden av WikiLeaks og WSWS har bare en håndfull andre nettsteder og enkeltpersoner stått frem for å fordømme Guardian for å tjene som redskap for antiAssange-vendettaen.

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Perspective

A social crime and cover-up exposed
Five thousand deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

31 May 2018

A Harvard study estimating nearly 5,000 deaths of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane María is a damning exposure of the official cover up of death and devastation on the island.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Report

“Government propaganda and the war on terror from 9/11 to Syria”
Journalists and academics expose UK’s criminal actions in the Middle East

By Julie Hyland, 31 May 2018

Despite media smears and government censorship, Media on Trial held an important and successful event exposing the connection between press propaganda and government warmongering.

Defend Julian Assange!

Break the silence on the danger facing Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 31 May 2018

A profound shift has taken place among a layer that previously postured as “liberal,” “left” and even “socialist.”

“The government is after him because he’s telling the truth”
Detroit autoworkers call for Julian Assange’s freedom

By Will Morrow, 31 May 2018

Workers opposed the persecution of Assange and the broader drive to silence political dissent and censor the Internet.

The working class must mobilize to free Julian Assange!

By Andre Damon, 30 May 2018

“I don’t think Assange will be forgiven by our rulers because he educated the world”
Join the June 19 London vigil demanding freedom for Julian Assange!

By Robert Stevens, 30 May 2018

Demand freedom for Julian Assange! Join the demonstration in Sydney on June 17!

By James Cogan, 29 May 2018

John Pilger endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration in defence of Julian Assange

29 May 2018

“Julian is a courageous editor persecuted for exercising a right enshrined in the United States Constitution.”

For international action to defend Julian Assange!

The ICFI and WSWS international editorial board, 28 May 2018

Julian Assange “in jeopardy” of being forced into UK and US detention

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: Free Julian Assange!

For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists

23 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

Featured Commentary

The cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s television series

By David Walsh, 31 May 2018

On Tuesday, ABC television cancelled the revived Roseanne after its star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet.

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

History

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 3—How Alain Krivine’s JCR covered for the betrayals of Stalinism

By Peter Schwarz, 31 May 2018

Fifty years ago, in May–June 1968, a general strike brought France to the brink of proletarian revolution. This eight-part series describes the events and draws the political lessons for today.

Commentary

Brazilian truck drivers reject union-government attempt to shut down strike

By Eric London and Miguel Andrade, 30 May 2018

Amazon, Microsoft and Google compete for Pentagon Cloud warfighter project

By Will Morrow, 30 May 2018

New effort to cover up impact of lead poisoning in Flint

By James Brewer, 30 May 2018

The abortion vote in Ireland: A blow against reaction

By Patrick Martin, 29 May 2018

Germany: Twenty-five years since the arson attack in Solingen

By Marianne Arens and Elisabeth Zimmermann, 30 May 2018

The fight against the far-right Alternative for Germany requires a socialist perspective

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 28 May 2018

“Never again!”
Tens of thousands protest in Berlin against far-right AfD

Leading Democratic activists accidentally share photos of immigrants detained under Obama administration

By Genevieve Leigh, 29 May 2018

The nightmare inside America’s child immigrant jails

More on North American immigrant issues »

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part three

By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2018

Arts Review

Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music

By Hiram Lee, 28 May 2018

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s on view in New York City

By Fred Mazelis, 26 May 2018

Workers Struggles

New Zealand nurses vote for nationwide strike

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2018

Support for strike action at UPS as Teamsters union prepares sell-out contract

By Tom Hall, 29 May 2018

UAW President Dennis Williams backs Trump’s policies of militarism and trade war

By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2018

More on autoworkers struggles »

Workers’ unrest in the Netherlands

By Harm Waling, 28 May 2018

25 years ago: German neo-Nazis kill five Turkish immigrants in Solingen

On the night of May 28-29, 1993, five members of a Turkish family in Solingen, in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, died in a house fire set by a gang of neo-Nazi youth.

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50 years ago: Dozens arrested in Poor People’s Campaign

On May 29, 1968, participants in the Poor People’s Campaign marched on the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., to protest a high court ruling that affirmed limits on Indian fishing rights in several rivers of Washington state.

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75 years ago: French Committee of National Liberation established

On June 3, 1943, French military forces in North Africa, headed by generals Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud, formed the French Committee of National Liberation.

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100 years ago: Sixty-nine Sinn Fein leaders deported from Ireland

On May 30, 1918, Edward Shortt, chief secretary for Ireland, announced in the British House of Commons that sixty-nine leaders of the bourgeois nationalist Sinn Fein society had been deported from Ireland for internment in England.

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Support the National City teachers! Defend public education!

By Kevin Mitchell—SEP candidate for US Congress in California, 26 May 2018

Teachers in the San Diego community have joined a growing wave of teachers’ strikes taking place nationally.

Oppose Google’s collaboration in US war crimes!

By David Moore—SEP Candidate for Senate in California, 25 May 2018

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Science

Climate scientists warn about “methane time bomb”

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 May 2018

Scientists reveal global warming’s impact on Great Barrier Reef

By Frank Gaglioti, 23 May 2018

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 May 2018

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.