Dozens drown in Mediterranean as Europe cracks down on immigrants

By Eric London, 4 June 2018

At least 55 people died at sea over the weekend—the direct product of the anti-immigrant policies implemented by the governments of Europe.

Libyan militias shoot 15 dead after mass escape from migrant torture camp

By Marianne Arens, 4 June 2018

French riot police launch mass expulsions of refugees from Paris

By Athiyan Silva, 4 June 2018

More on the refugee crisis »

Trump lawyers claim unlimited presidential authority

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2018

The purpose of the January letter was to respond to pressure from the special counsel for Trump to testify under oath about a range of issues.

Florida jury awards $4 to family of man killed by police

By our reporter, 4 June 2018

Gregory Hill was only 30 years old, and leaves behind three young children.

Multiple police officers cleared of charges in several recent killings

More on police violence in America »

Deep divisions over US trade policies at G7 finance ministers meeting

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2018

The statement from the G7, agreed to by Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan, pointed to the “negative impact of the unilateral trade actions of the United States.”

US ramps up threats to China and North Korea

By Mike Head, 4 June 2018

Whatever the outcome of a Trump-Kim summit, the US confrontation with China will escalate.

Lies and contradictions pile up on Ukraine’s faked murder of Babchenko

By Clara Weiss, 4 June 2018

Western governments and media outlets fear that the crudity of Ukraine’s state operation will discredit their anti-Russia campaign.

The New York Times and the murder that wasn’t

Facebook expands censorship of news organizations with restrictions on political ads

By Marcus Day, 4 June 2018

Facebook’s new restrictions on political ads have begun to affect news and media organizations, including the World Socialist Web Site.

Papua New Guinea government plans to block access to Facebook

By John Braddock, 4 June 2018

The threatened month-long ban is part of a shift toward more authoritarian forms of rule, aimed at suppressing opposition to austerity measures and official corruption.

Petrobras chief resigns as Brazilian truckers end strike

By Miguel Andrade, 4 June 2018

The truckers' blockades were supported by an overwhelming majority as an act of resistance against the economic suffering endured by hundreds of millions of Brazilians.

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

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

Union announces deals to prevent strike by Las Vegas casino workers

By Adam McLean and Kayla Costa, 4 June 2018

Workers should demand the full contract and sufficient time to study and discuss it before any ratification vote.

Union blocks strike by 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers

US Border Patrol execution of undocumented Guatemalan woman sparks anger and nationwide protests

By Alec Andersen, 4 June 2018

Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, 19, was summarily executed by a Border Patrol agent in the border town of Rio Bravo near Laredo, Texas, on May 23.

CWA continues token strikes at AT&T Midwest—workers demand decisive struggle

By Shannon Jones, 4 June 2018

One CWA worker in Detroit told WSWS reporters: “People are getting tired and they’re saying we’re not going to wait for the union anymore. We have to do this ourselves.”

UK: Grenfell victims’ relatives unable to commemorate loved-ones due to government anti-immigration policies

By Simon Whelan, 4 June 2018

Government policies bringing about heartache for Grenfell relatives are having the very impact the government desired—making it more difficult for them to testify at the public inquiry.

New in Italian

L’estrema destra al potere in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 4 giugno 2018

Il nuovo governo, inaugurato venerdì a Roma, è il più a destra da quando nel 1945 crollò il regime fascista del Duce Benito Mussolini.

New in French

Espagne : le gouvernement du Parti populaire tombe après un vote de censure

Paul Mitchell, 4 juin 2018

C’est le parti pseudo de gauche Podemos qui a joué le rôle clé pour amener au pouvoir un gouvernement voué à des mesures austéritaires dirigées contre la classe ouvrière.

L'extrême droite au pouvoir en Italie

Peter Schwarz, 4 juin 2018

Le nouveau gouvernement italien assermenté le 1er juin à Rome est le plus à droite depuis la chute en 1945 du Duce fasciste Benito Mussolini.

Retour de bâton pour les États-Unis sur les tarifs douaniers

Nick Beams, 4 juin 2018

L’Union européenne va de l’avant avec des contre-mesures visant les États-Unis. Elle prévoit d’annoncer une liste finale de produits à cibler plus tard ce mois-ci.

Le Parti des travailleurs socialistes argentin (PTS) dénonce la grève des chauffeurs routiers brésiliens

Eric London, 4 juin 2018

Le PTS a dénoncé la grève comme un mouvement de droite, prenant parti pour les mesures répressives du gouvernement

Naomi Klein fait la promotion du NPD, parti proguerre et proaustérité, en tant qu’antidote contre la droite populiste

Roger Jordan, 4 juin 2018

Dans des circonstances de résurgence mondiale de la lutte des classes, Klein est intervenue dans les élections ontariennes afin de tenter de ressusciter les prétentions de «gauche» en lambeaux du NPD et de remettre de l’avant les illusions d’une perspective nationale-réformiste.

1968: grève générale et révolte étudiante en France
Sixième partie: la ligne centriste de l'OCI (2)

Peter Schwarz, 4 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.

Il y a 75 ans : création du Comité français de libération nationale

4 juin 2018

New in Spanish

La extrema derecha toma poder en Italia

Por Peter Schwarz, 4 junio 2018

El nuevo Gobierno italiano juramentado el viernes en Roma es el más derechista desde la caída del duce fascista Benito Mussolini en 1945.

Cae el Gobierno del Partido Popular en España tras una moción de censura

Por Paul Mitchell, 4 junio 2018

El pseudoizquierdista Podemos jugó un papel clave en lograr que asuma un Gobierno comprometido con medidas de austeridad de gran envergadura dirigidas contra la clase trabajadora.

Al menos ocho muertos por ataque a tiros contra marcha del Día de la Madre en Nicaragua

Por Andrea Lobo, 4 junio 2018

El ataque violento contra posiblemente la manifestación más grande desde 1979 es una señal de que la crisis política seguirá intensificándose.

Heather Marsh, panelista del Oxford Union confirma que debate fue censurado para proteger a la CIA

Por Zach Reed, 4 junio 2018

Pareciera que la descripción de la CIA como un “sindicato de crimen organizado” y la mención de una parte de sus crímenes fueron razón de censura.

"Necesitamos unir a los trabajadores en todas partes"
Los trabajadores de base de Lake Orion organizan oposición al acuerdo GM-UAW para utilizar mano de obra subcontratada y a bajos salarios

Por Shannon Jones, 4 junio 2018

La ira hierve a fuego lento en la planta de Lake Orion después de la revelación de que la UAW firmó un memorándum secreto, sin un voto de los trabajadores de base, cuyo fin es reemplazar a los trabajadores veteranos con subcontratistas a bajos salarios.

New in German

Gegenreaktion auf US-Zölle

Nick Beams, 4. Juni 2018

Die Europäische Union treibt Maßnahmen gegen die USA voran. Sie wird voraussichtlich noch im Juni die endgültige Liste der Produkte bekannt geben, die sie ihrerseits mit Strafzöllen belegen will.

Aufbruch nach rechts – die Sammelbewegung von Lafontaine und Wagenknecht

Ulrich Rippert, 4. Juni 2018

Die #fairLand-Initiative verfolgt das Ziel, einen Damm gegen die Wiederbelebung des Klassenkampfs zu errichten und rechte Elemente dagegen zu mobilisieren.

Spanien: Misstrauensvotum bringt PP-Regierung zu Fall

Paul Mitchell, 4. Juni 2018

Die pseudolinke Podemos hat die entscheidende Rolle bei der Machtübernahme einer Regierung gespielt, die umfassende Sparmaßnahmen gegen die Arbeiterklasse durchsetzen wird.

Philip Roth und das beengte kulturelle Leben im Nachkriegsamerika

David Walsh, 4. Juni 2018

Der am 22. Mai verstorbene amerikanische Schriftsteller Philip Roth beschäftigte sich immer wieder mit der amerikanischen Nachkriegsgesellschaft. Viele Werke fanden auch in deutscher Übersetzung weite Verbreitung.

1968 – Generalstreik und Studentenrevolte in Frankreich
Teil 6: Der zentristische Kurs der OCI (2)

Peter Schwarz, 4. Juni 2018

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

Kapitalistische Restauration in Russland: Eine Bilanz
Teil 2: Was wurde aus dem Bergarbeiterstreik?

Clara Weiss, 4. Juni 2018

Dies ist der zweite Artikel einer vierteiligen Serie. Der erste Teil wurde am 2. Juni 2018 veröffentlicht.

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

Lift the ban on communications! Free Julian Assange!

4 June 2018

The American state and its allies are seeking to destroy WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in order to intimidate every critical and independent media organisation.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Singer-songwriter Roger Waters calls for defence of Assange

By our reporters, 4 June 2018

Waters emailed the World Socialist Web Site last month to convey his support for international action to defend Julian Assange.

Lawyer Julian Burnside endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration for Assange’s freedom

4 June 2018

“The Turnbull government must help Julian Assange now. He must be helped to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy without being arrested.”

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

The working class must mobilize to free Julian Assange!

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

“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!

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 »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Vote for David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, Socialist Equality Party candidates, in the June 5 California midterm elections!

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 4 June 2018

The Socialist Equality Party is running Moore for US Senate and Mitchell for US House in the 51st District to fight for a socialist program for workers and youth. Elections are on June 5.

Commentary

US media turns blind eye to the death of 5,000 Puerto Ricans

By Genevieve Leigh, 4 June 2018

The Harvard study on the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico is a damning exposure of one of the most monstrous cover-ups in US history.

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

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

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

By Paul Mitchell, 2 June 2018

Extreme right takes power in Italy

By Peter Schwarz, 2 June 2018

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

By Will Morrow, 2 June 2018

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

By David Walsh, 2 June 2018

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

Remembrance Day in Sri Lanka exposes dead end of Tamil nationalism

25 years ago: Eight immigrants die in wreck of Golden Venture on Rockaway Beach

On June 6, 1993, the wreck of the freighter Golden Venture revealed how Chinese immigrant workers were packed into the holds of ships and smuggled into the United States to work as sweatshop labor.

More »

50 years ago: Yugoslav students protest over jobs and inequality

Throughout the week of June 3-10, 1968, students at the University of Belgrade began marching against economic reforms that had created high unemployment and holding meetings to debate and discuss the political situation.

More »

75 years ago: Military coup in Argentina

On June 4, 1943, military forces staged a coup d’état, overthrowing the Argentine government of President Ramón Castillo and preventing the installation of his hand-picked successor.

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100 years ago: Czech Legion backs formation of first anti-Soviet government in Russia

On June 8, 1918, the first anti-Soviet government was established on Russian territory under the protection of the Czech Legion, an armed force of some 60,000 former prisoners of war captured by Tsarist armies in World War I.

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History

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 6—The centrist line of the OCI (2)

By Peter Schwarz, 4 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.

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

Arts Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story—Adventure without much substance

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 June 2018

The fourth Star Wars film released by Disney serves as a shallow adventure story with some reference to world politics, but very little that will be challenging to viewers.

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

By Zac Corrigan, 1 June 2018

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

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

By our correspondents, 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!

General strike in Greece against Syriza’s latest austerity package

By Robert Stevens, 31 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

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.