Youth suicide rate up 56 percent from 2007 to 2016
Government report shows sharp rise in US teen deaths

By Kate Randall, 2 June 2018

The new statistics on deaths among US children and teens expose the social crisis confronting America’s youth in the form of gun violence, suicide, the opioid crisis, poverty and war.

Spain’s Popular Party government falls after no-confidence vote

By Paul Mitchell, 2 June 2018

The pseudo-left Podemos played the key role in bringing to office a government committed to sweeping austerity measures directed against the working class.

Google says it will not renew Project Maven—but collaboration with Pentagon will continue

By Will Morrow, 2 June 2018

The decision is a response to widespread opposition among employees and the public to Google’s role in the illegal US drone murder program.

YouTube removes “drill” music videos at request of London’s Metropolitan Police

Backlash against US over tariffs

By Nick Beams, 2 June 2018

The European Union is pushing ahead with counter-measures against the US. It is expected to announce its final list of products to be targeted later this month.

US imposes steel and aluminium tariffs
Trump administration takes major step toward global trade war

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

Far right promotes UK fascist Tommy Robinson as free-speech “martyr”

By Laura Tiernan, 2 June 2018

Robinson’s media stunt is an attempt on his part to stake a leading role in an ongoing recruitment of Britain’s far-right.

At least eight dead after shooters fire on mass Mother’s Day demonstration in Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 2 June 2018

The violent crackdown on what was likely the largest single demonstration since 1979 is a growing sign of escalation.

Union blocks strike by 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers

By a WSWS reporting team in Las Vegas, 2 June 2018

Union leaders have made clear that the tentative contract does not include significant improvements to wages and working conditions.

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

“We need to unite workers everywhere”
Rank-and-file Lake Orion workers organize opposition to GM-UAW deal to hire low wage subcontract labor

By Shannon Jones, 2 June 2018

Anger is simmering in the plant following the revelation that the UAW signed a secret memorandum, without a vote by workers, to replace veteran workers with low-wage subcontractors.

Germany: IG Metall union and works councils agree to job and wage cuts at Opel

By Dietmar Henning, 2 June 2018

The union and works councils have signed up to almost every demand of PSA boss Carlos Tavares and Opel chief Michael Lohscheller.

Australian government vows to pass “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 2 June 2018

Thousands of people could be forced to list themselves on a register because they communicate with “foreign” individuals or groups.

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh “anti-drug” crackdown

By Wimal Perera, 2 June 2018

Hundreds of police and Rapid Action Battalion personnel are being mobilised against slum dwellers.

New in Italian

Il programma anti-classe lavoratrice del nuovo governo populista e neofascista italiano

Marc Wells, 2 giugno 2018

La politica adottata nel programma del nuovo governo riflette il carattere neofascista della Lega e l’approccio reazionario di legge e ordine di M5S.

New in French

L'administration Trump fait un grand pas vers la guerre commerciale dans le monde

Nick Beams, 2 juin 2018

L'Union européenne a déclaré qu'elle prendrait des mesures immédiates pour riposter et avertit d'une dépression comme celle des années 1930.

Le New York Times et le meurtre qui n'en était pas un

Andre Damon, 2 juin 2018

La réponse à la mise en scène du meurtre du journaliste russe Arkady Babchenko dévoile la nature même des médias américains

Le syndicat des cheminots étouffe la grève du Canadien Pacifique et fait l’éloge de Trudeau

Keith Jones, 2 juin 2018

Le syndicat des Teamsters n'a fourni aucun détail de l'entente de principe de quatre ans, sans mentionner le fait qu'il n'a pas donné l'occasion aux cheminots d'étudier l’entente et de voter avant de leur ordonner de retourner au travail.

Le Jour du souvenir au Sri Lanka montre l'impasse du nationalisme tamoul

K. Nesan, 2 juin 2018

Des responsables de l’Alliance nationale tamoule (TNA) ont été expulsés de la journée commémorative du massacre du 18 mai, par lequel s’est terminée la guerre civile sri-lankaise, alors que la colère monte dans les masses contre la TNA.

1968: grève générale et révolte étudiante en France
Cinquième partie: La ligne centriste de l'OCI (1)

Peter Schwarz, 2 juin 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 Spanish

El New York Times y el asesinato que no sucedió

Por Andre Damon, 2 junio 2018

La respuesta al asesinato escenificado del periodista ruso, Arkady Babchenko, representa una desenmascaramiento de la prensa estadounidense.

Estados Unidos impone aranceles al acero y aluminio
La Administración de Trump da un gran paso hacia la guerra comercial global

Por Nick Beams, 2 junio 2018

La Unión Europea dijo que tomaría medidas inmediatas para tomar represalias, advirtiendo de una depresión al estilo de los años treinta.

El Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) de Argentina denuncia la huelga de camioneros brasileños

Por Eric London, 2 junio 2018

El PTS tachó de derechista la huelga, solidarizándose con las medidas represivas del Gobierno.

Rompamos el silencio sobre el peligro que confronta Julian Assange

Por James Cogan, 2 junio 2018

Un cambio profundo ha tomado lugar en una clase que previamente se autoproclamó como “liberal”, “izquierdista” e incluso “socialista”.

El programa antiobrero del nuevo Gobierno populista y neofascista de Italia

Por Marc Wells, 2 junio 2018

Las políticas adoptadas en el programa del nuevo Gobierno reflejan el carácter neofascista de la Lega así como el enfoque de ley y orden del Movimiento Cinco Estrellas.

Los niños migrantes siendo separados de sus padres llenan los centros de detención de EUA

Por Trévon Austin, 2 junio 2018

El aumento en detenciones de niños es el resultado de una nueva política anunciada el mes pasado que busca enjuiciar penalmente a todos los inmigrantes indocumentados que crucen la frontera.

New in German

Ultrarechte übernehmen Regierung in Italien

Peter Schwarz, 2. Juni 2018

Die neue italienische Regierung, die gestern Nachmittag in Rom vereidigt wurde, ist die rechteste seit 1945 der faschistische Duce Benito Mussolini gestürzt wurde.

USA verhängen Einfuhrzölle auf Stahl und Aluminium
Trump-Regierung unternimmt großen Schritt zu globalem Handelskrieg

Nick Beams, 2. Juni 2018

Die Europäische Union hat sofortige Vergeltungsmaßnahmen angekündigt und riskiert damit eine Depression wie in den 1930ern.

Der Mord, der keiner war

Andre Damon, 2. Juni 2018

Die Berichterstattung über den angeblichen Mord an Arkadi Babtschenko entlarvt die Mainstreammedien in den USA und Europa.

Libyen: 15 Menschen bei Massenausbruch aus Folterlager erschossen

Marianne Arens, 2. Juni 2018

In libyschen Gefangenenlagern leben zehntausende Flüchtlinge unter grauenvollen Zuständen. Die EU arbeitet mit der libyschen Küstenwache zusammen und begünstigt und finanziert KZ- ähnliche Zustände.

Italien: Das arbeiterfeindliche Programm der neuen populistischen und neofaschistischen Regierung

Marc Wells, 2. Juni 2018

Im politischen Programm der neuen Regierung kommen der neofaschistische Charakter der Lega und das Law-and-Order-Konzept der Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung zum Ausdruck.

Generalstreik in Griechenland gegen das jüngste Sparpaket von Syriza

Robert Stevens, 2. Juni 2018

Der Generalstreik brachte am Mittwoch den Verkehr und den öffentlichen Dienst in Griechenland zum Erliegen.

Kapitalistische Restauration in Russland: Eine Bilanz
Teil 1

Clara Weiss, 2. Juni 2018

Dies ist der erste Artikel einer vierteiligen Serie.

1968 – Generalstreik und Studentenrevolte in Frankreich
Teil 5: Der zentristische Kurs der OCI (1)

Peter Schwarz, 2. Juni 2018

Vor fünfzig Jahren, im Mai/Juni 1968, brachte ein Generalstreik Frankreich an den Rand der proletarischen Revolution. Diese Serie analysiert die Ereignisse und zieht die politischen Lehren für heute daraus.

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 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

Extreme right takes power in Italy

2 June 2018

The new Italian government sworn in yesterday in Rome is the most right-wing since the fall of the fascist Duce Benito Mussolini in 1945.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Australian students support June 17 Sydney rally demanding freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 1 June 2018

“The governments know that by attacking Assange, it will have a ripple effect. They want every single student who is against war to be intimidated.”

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

Break the silence on the danger facing Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 31 May 2018

“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

The working class must mobilize to free Julian Assange!

“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!

John Pilger endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration in defence of 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 »

Commentary

The campaign against comedian Samantha Bee over her comments on Ivanka Trump

By David Walsh, 2 June 2018

The attack on Bee comes only days after Roseanne Barr’s television series was cancelled after the actress posted a racist tweet.

The cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s television series

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

The New York Times and the murder that wasn’t

By Andre Damon, 1 June 2018

French rail workers strike at a crossroads

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 1 June 2018

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

Naomi Klein promotes pro-war, pro-austerity NDP as antidote to populist far-right

By Roger Jordan, 1 June 2018

Argentina’s Socialist Workers Party (PTS) denounces Brazilian truckers strike

By Eric London, 1 June 2018

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

Remembrance Day in Sri Lanka exposes dead end of Tamil nationalism

By K. Nesan, 1 June 2018

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

By Genevieve Leigh, 31 May 2018

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

By Niles Niemuth, 31 May 2018

US and Europe line up behind Israel over Gaza rocket attacks

By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2018

History

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 5—The centrist line of the OCI (1)

By Peter Schwarz, 2 June 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.

Arts Review

Donald Glover’s hit music video “This is America”

By Zac Corrigan, 1 June 2018

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

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Facebook blocks ads in midst of US primary elections

By David Moore—SEP candidate for Senate in California, 1 June 2018

As part of the campaign against “Russian influence,” Facebook implemented new advertising rules that heavily favor established candidates.

Support the National City teachers! Defend public education!

Oppose Google’s collaboration in US war crimes!

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

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

Workers Struggles

Indian garment workers demand higher pay, teachers demonstrate in China
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

2 June 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

One million Indian bank employees and thousands of Sri Lankan railway workers strike

By our correspondents, 1 June 2018

General strike in Greece against Syriza’s latest austerity package

By Robert Stevens, 31 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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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.