Court sanction of AT&T-Time Warner merger strengthens corporate grip on news and entertainment

By Barry Grey, 13 June 2018

Coming just one day after the termination of net neutrality, the federal court ruling sets the stage for the further consolidation of monopoly control and suppression of oppositional points of view.

The end of net neutrality: The US ruling elite escalates campaign of internet censorship

After G7 summit, Merkel calls for European rearmament

By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Germany “must promote our principles and values in Europe, potentially in alliance with Canada or Japan”

Recriminations, threats between US and allies continue after collapse of G7 summit

The G7 summit collapses

US-European tensions erupt at the G7 summit

Canadian establishment rallies behind Trudeau in trade war with US

By Roger Jordan, 13 June 2018

The collapse of last weekend’s G7 summit into acrimony and recrimination has thrown the Canada-US alliance into unprecedented crisis.

The oligarchy rules: Amazon and corporations veto Seattle homelessness tax

By Will Morrow, 13 June 2018

It took just four weeks for the Democratic Party-controlled city council to completely capitulate to the campaign by Amazon and other corporations.

Lordstown GM worker speaks out against pending layoffs
“Workers all over the world need to unite together”

By Samuel Davidson, 13 June 2018

Some 1,500 Auto workers are set to be laid off June 22 at the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

As constitution convention opens, UAW promotes Trump’s trade war and downplays corruption scandal

Las Vegas casino workers to vote on sellout deals

By Adam Mclean and Kayla Costa, 13 June 2018

The Culinary Workers Union is pushing through contracts with Caesars and MGM without giving casino workers time to read and study the agreements before voting June 14 and 19.

University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility provides cover for Internet censorship campaign

By Sam Wayne and Genevieve Leigh, 13 June 2018

The new program has been established to provide the theoretical backing and material resources needed to further the ongoing efforts to censor the Internet.

Memphis, Tennessee: A portrait of inequality and social crisis in the southern US

By Jimmy Smith and Naomi Spencer, 13 June 2018

The headquarters of global shipping giant FedEx, Memphis also holds the dubious distinction of being number one in the country in child poverty.

Germany’s Left Party embraces policies of far-right AfD

By Peter Schwarz, 13 June 2018

The Left Party’s congress, which took place in Leipzig over the weekend, was dominated by a bitter conflict over refugee policy.

The dissolution of ETA: A political balance sheet of Basque nationalism—Part two

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 13 June 2018

This is the second part of a three-part series on the Basque separatist group ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna—Basque Homeland and Freedom) announcing its dissolution.

The dissolution of ETA: A political balance sheet of Basque nationalism—Part one

Thousands of jobs to go as UK retail chains rationalise operations

By Barry Mason, 13 June 2018

The latest threats to retail jobs come on top of mounting closures and retrenchments in the retail and food industry.

New in French

La fin de la neutralité du Net : l’élite dirigeante américaine intensifie la campagne de censure sur Internet

André Damon, 13 juin 2018

Cette décision marque une étape importante dans les efforts déployés par les agences de renseignement américaines, les monopoles technologiques et les deux partis politiques pour saper la liberté d’expression.

New in Turkish

G7 zirvesi çöktü

Alex Lantier, 13 Haziran 2018

G7 görüşmelerinde gözler önüne serilen şey, büyük emperyalist devletler arasındaki diplomatik ve ekonomik ilişkilerde tarihsel bir çöküştür.

Sahte sol Assange’ı sırtından bıçaklıyor

Andre Damon, 13 Haziran 2018

Sahte sol grupların Assange’ı terk etmesi, özünde, onların sınıfsal temellerinin bir yansımasıdır. Onlar, sosyalist söylemleri ne olursa olsun, Amerikan emperyalizmini ve kapitalist sistemi destekliyorlar.

Assange’a özgürlük kampanyası genişlerken Avustralyalı yetkililer onu ziyaret etti

James Cogan, 13 Haziran 2018

Julian Assange’a ve WikiLeaks’e yönelik zulmün sona ermesini talep etmek için Britanya’da, Avustralya’da, ABD’de ve dünya çapında en fazla baskının uygulanması, son derece önemli.

Assange’ı savunma mitingleri öncesinde Sidney’de basın toplantısı düzenlenecek

Muhabirlerimizden, 13 Haziran 2018

Avustralya hükümeti, uluslararası ve ulusal hukuka göre, yurttaşını zulme ve haksız muameleye karşı savunmakla yükümlüdür.

New in German

Australische Lehrer unterstützen Kampagne zur Befreiung von Julian Assange

unseren Reportern, 13. Juni 2018

An einem College in Melbourne wurde eine Resolution für die weltweiten Aktionen zur Befreiung von Assange verabschiedet.

Österreich schließt Moscheen und weist Imame aus

Markus Salzmann, 13. Juni 2018

Die Maßnahme ist ein fundamentaler Angriff auf die Religions- und Meinungsfreiheit und dient dazu, antiislamische und ausländerfeindliche Stimmungen zu schüren.

Ende der Netzneutralität: USA treiben Internet-Zensur voran

Andre Damon, 13. Juni 2018

Das Ende der Netzneutralität bedeutet einen heftigen Angriff auf ein freies und offenes Internet sowie auf die Meinungsfreiheit.

Schuldzuweisungen und Drohungen nach dem Scheitern des G7-Gipfels

Barry Grey, 13. Juni 2018

Durch das erste völlige Scheitern des Gipfels ist ein beispielloses Maß an Verbitterung und Spaltung sichtbar geworden. Dies deutet auf einen fundamentalen und irreparablen Zusammenbruch der Wirtschaftsordnung hin, die von den Vereinigten Staaten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg errichtet wurde.

New in Spanish

El fin de la neutralidad de la red: la élite gobernante estadounidense intensifica su campaña de censura del Internet

Por Andre Damon, 13 junio 2018

El paso marca un hito clave en los esfuerzos de las agencias de inteligencia estadounidenses, los monopolios tecnológicos, y ambos partidos políticos para socavar la libre expresión.

Recriminaciones y amenazas entre EUA y sus aliados continúan después del colapso de la cumbre del G7

Por Barry Grey, 13 junio 2018

La acritud y división que siguió al fracaso sin precedentes de la última cumbre apuntan a un colapso fundamental e irreparable del orden económico posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

El Gobierno de Trump rescinde derecho de asilo para víctimas de pandillas y violencia doméstica

Por Eric London, 13 junio 2018

La decisión es una farsa legal y resultará en el rechazo de miles de solicitudes de asilo.

Dos refugiados se suicidan siguiendo la orden de "cero tolerancia" de Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 13 junio 2018

Las muertes son una consecuencia directa del ataque ordenado por la Casa Blanca contra refugiados e inmigrantes.

Amazon, Microsoft y Google compiten por un proyecto de nube de guerra del Pentágono

Por Will Morrow, 13 junio 2018

El gigante tecnológico que asegure el contrato se integrará totalmente a las operaciones de lucha del ejército de Estados Unidos.

Prólogo de La escuela de Fráncfort, el posmodernismo y la política de la pseudoizquierda: una crítica marxista
Segunda parte

Por David North, 13 junio 2018

Los ensayos polémicos de este tomo examinan la interacción compleja entre la historia, la filosofía y la política. Es un recurso vital para aquellos que busquen profundizar su conocimiento del marxismo clásico.

New in Italian

Il governo di estrema destra prende forma in Italia

Marianne Arens, 11 giugno 2018

In Italia, il nuovo governo Lega-M5S prende il potere dopo un voto di fiducia in parlamento mercoledì.

New in Russian

Книга Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого» вышла на русском языке

Владимир Волков, 9 июня 2018 г.

Немецкое издательство Mehring Verlag опубликовало на русском языке книгу Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого». Это важный шаг в деле построения троцкистского движения в России.

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 4: Как JCR Алена Кривина покрывала предательства сталинизма (2)

Петер Шварц, 9 июня 2018 г.

Пятьдесят лет назад, в мае-июне 1968 года, всеобщая забастовка поставила Францию ​​на грань пролетарской революции. Данная серия статей, состоящая из восьми частей, описывает эти события и рассматривает их политические уроки для сегодняшнего дня.

New in Arabic

استقالة رئيس الوزراء الأردني وسط احتجاجات ضخمة ضد التقشف الذي فرضه صندوق النقد الدولي

٤ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

استقال رئيس الوزراء الأردني هاني الملقي أمس الأحد بعد أيام من الاحتجاجات المناوئة للحكومة في عمان وغيرها من المدن الكبرى. وكانت الاحتجاجات ضد قانون جديد يخفض عتبة ضريبة الدخل ، وارتفاعا في ضريبة المبيعات ، وزيادات في تكلفة الوقود والكهرباء والمياه.

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Perspective

The Singapore summit and the growing war threat

13 June 2018

The meeting between Trump and Kim heralds not a new era of peace in Northeast Asia, but rather the continuing shakeup of the global geopolitical order that is paving the way to war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

New report reveals Assange under 24/7 surveillance in Ecuadoran embassy

By Eric London, 13 June 2018

The Spanish El Diario writes: “The government of Ecuador spied on every movement of Julian Assange in its embassy in London.”

Committee For Public Education urges participation in June 17 Assange rally

13 June 2018

The governments attempting to silence Assange are attacking the right of students and educators to a fully-resourced public education.

Artists Tony Garnett, Davide Dormino and Costantino Ciervo demand freedom for Julian Assange

13 June 2018

Film and TV producer Tony Garnett said defending Julian Assange “is part of the fight for freedom, for the rights of the individual against state oppression.”

Australian government has obligation to protect Julian Assange

By Richard Hoffman, 11 June 2018

The pseudo-left stabs Assange in the back

By Andre Damon, 11 June 2018

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

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 June 2018

Free Julian Assange rallies called in Sri Lanka and India

7 June 2018

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 the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Featured Commentary

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

By Eric London and Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2018

The attempt to create an international tendency based on suppressing the lessons of the history of the Fourth International can result only in the betrayal of the working class.

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

By David North

This examination and exposure of the inveterate opportunism of Savas Michael-Matsas, was originally published on August 11, 1989 and appeared in the Fourth International magazine.

Arts Review

Fifty years since the release of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

By Joanne Laurier, 13 June 2018

2001: A Space Odyssey attempts to encompass four million years of human evolution, from prehuman man-apes in Africa, through to 21st-century space travelers.

Trump: An American Dream—Documentary traces rise of New York real estate billionaire

By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2018

The #MeToo movement and the case against Charlie Chaplin: How and why the American establishment constructs sex scandals

By David Walsh, 7 June 2018

25 years ago: US military slaughters Somali civilians

On June 11, 1993, six months after US troops landed in Somalia for the supposed purpose of feeding starving people, US warplanes reduced large parts of the capital city, Mogadishu, to rubble, while United Nations troops carried out house-to-house raids and cold-blooded massacres.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle orders repression of the left in France

On June 12, 1968, the French government announced sweeping repressive measures against left-wing organizations as the general strike movement ebbed.

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75 years ago: Hundreds of thousands of US coal miners strike

Hundreds of thousands of coal miners across the United States began indefinite strike action on June 11, 1943, demanding a wage increase and improvements to their working conditions.

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100 years ago: American socialist leader Eugene V. Debs calls on workers to oppose the First World War

On June 16, 1918, 14 months into American participation in the first imperialist war, socialist leader Eugene V. Debs gave his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, calling for the international unity of the working class.

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Workers Struggles

Lockout at Quebec aluminum smelter enters sixth month

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 June 2018

Protests against layoffs across Argentina, Quebec daycare workers strike
Workers Struggles: the Americas

12 June 2018

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

Workers at Wisconsin Wendy’s restaurant walk out, demand living wage

By Jacob Crosse, 8 June 2018

“If you don’t like it, they say, 'hit the road'”
UPS loaders describe working conditions and union-management collusion

By Kayla Costa and Hector Cordon, 8 June 2018

“If they could, they would hire us for $1 an hour”
UPS workers vote to authorize strike as anger grows over company concession demands

Vote no to sellout of New Zealand nurses! Build rank-and-file committees!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 7 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

By our correspondent, 6 June 2018

SEP holds Paris meeting on 50 years since May 1968 general strike

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

ICFI

Turkish sympathizing group of the ICFI adopts new name

By the Socialist Equality Group (Turkey), 8 June 2018

Toplumsal Esitlik (TE–the Social Equality Group) has changed its name to Sosyalist Esitlik (SE–Socialist Equality Group).

Commentary

The Guardian mounts defence of British government lies over Skripals

By Jean Shaoul, 12 June 2018

US special operations soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2018

New evidence of more Australian special forces’ war crimes in Afghanistan

By Mike Head, 11 June 2018

Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution

By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2018

US demands swift passage of Australian “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 8 June 2018

Study notes “devastating ramifications” of Trump’s anti-abortion “global gag rule”

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 June 2018

“Absolute right to pardon myself”
Trump expands claims of autocratic power

By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018

US primary elections in eight states confirm rightward shift by Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

More on the 2018 SEP election campaign »

US war crimes in Syria exposed

By Niles Niemuth, 7 June 2018

History

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the end of American liberalism

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 8—The centrist line of the OCI (4)

By Peter Schwarz, 6 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.

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

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

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.