Deadly siege of Yemeni port of Hodeidah begins with Washington’s aid and approval

By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2018

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Pentagon is working directly with Saudi and UAE forces in selecting targets in the Red Sea port city.

US war crimes in Syria exposed

As corruption scandal engulfs union, top execs get pay raise
UAW named “co-conspirator” in illegal funds-siphoning scheme

By Jerry White, 14 June 2018

The four-day constitutional convention, which wraps up in Detroit today, was a showcase for the corruption of the UAW and its contempt for rank-and-file autoworkers.

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

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

As UAW Constitutional Convention opens: The class issues facing autoworkers

Geo-strategic conflicts set to intensify following US-North Korea summit

By Ben McGrath, 14 June 2018

The disagreements in Washington are over how best to proceed with planning for war against China and Russia.

The Singapore summit and the growing war threat

Democrats choose former CIA agent for congressional nomination

By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2018

Abigail Spanberger is one of three candidates from the national security apparatus who won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, bringing the total to 27.

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

The CIA Democrats: Part one
Introduction

US Citizenship and Immigration Services unveils new initiative targeting naturalized citizens

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 June 2018

The goal of the new office is to remove the citizenship rights of naturalized immigrants who “cheated” on their applications in civil court proceedings, while also prosecuting them on the charge of criminal fraud.

Trump administration rescinds right to asylum for victims of gangs and domestic violence

Trump administration holds mass trials of immigrants under “Zero Tolerance” policy

Military-style raids sweep up 114 immigrant workers in Ohio

More on North American immigration issues »

Road barricades bring Nicaragua to a halt as Washington sends special envoy

By Andrea Lobo, 14 June 2018

As the social explosion intensifies and the economy grinds toward a halt, Washington has sent a special envoy to push for a faster political settlement.

Unions call four-day strike at Air France

By Kumaran Ira, 14 June 2018

The strike call comes amid rising anger in the workforce after workers voted to reject a concessions contract negotiation by the unions and Air France management.

Austria closes mosques and deports imams

By Markus Salzmann, 14 June 2018

The measure is a fundamental attack on the freedom of religion and expression and serves to stir up anti-Islamic and xenophobic sentiments.

Italian government turns away ship with 629 refugees aboard

Russian President Putin’s “direct line” discussion dominated by war danger and social crisis

By Vladimir Volkov and Clara Weiss, 14 June 2018

Putin’s positive evaluation of the situation in the country stands in stark contrast to the social crisis confronting the vast majority of the Russian population.

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

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 14 June 2018

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

Australian government demands fast-track passage of anti-democratic “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 14 June 2018

The anti-China offensive sees a bipartisan front to ram through powers to crack down on political dissent.

US demands swift passage of Australian “foreign interference” bills

New in Turkish

Türkiye’deki Sosyalist Eşitlik grubunun 24 Haziran erken seçimleri üzerine açıklaması

Sosyalist Eşitlik, 14 Haziran 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik, bu seçimlere, işçi sınıfı için bir siyasi alternatif inşa etmek üzere müdahale ediyor.

New in French

Le sommet de Singapour et le danger croissant de guerre

Bill Van Auken, 14 juin 2018

La rencontre entre Trump et Kim n'annonce pas une nouvelle ère de paix en Asie du Nord-Est, mais bien plutôt le bouleversement continu de l'ordre géopolitique mondial ouvrant la voie à la guerre.

Suite au sommet du G7 Merkel appelle au réarmement européen

Johannes Stern, 14 juin 2018

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a déclaré que l’Allemagne devait promouvoir les principes et valeurs de l’Europe, « potentiellement en alliance avec le Canada ou le Japon ».

Le gouvernement australien a l'obligation de protéger Julian Assange

Richard Hoffman, 14 juin 2018

Le gouvernement Turnbull doit exercer son pouvoir discrétionnaire pour demander à la Grande-Bretagne le passage en toute sécurité de Julian Assange en Australie.

1968: grève générale et révolte étudiante en France
Huitième partie: la ligne centriste de l'OCI (4)

Peter Schwarz, 14 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 Norwegian

Singapore-toppmøtet og den voksende krigstrusselen

Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2018

Møtet mellom Trump og Kim åpner ikke for en ny æra av fred i Nordøst-Asia, men snarere for en videre omkalfatring av den globale geopolitiske orden som baner veien til krig.

Etter G7-toppmøtet oppfordrer Merkel til europeisk gjenopprusting

Johannes Stern, 14 June 2018

Tysklands kansler Angela Merkel erklærte at Tyskland «må fremme våre prinsipper og verdier i Europa, potensielt i allianse med Canada eller Japan».

Tysklands die Linke omfavner ytrehøyrepartiet AfDs politikk

Peter Schwarz, 14 June 2018

Die Linkes kongress, som fant sted i Leipzig i helgen, var dominert av e...liten eskalerer kampanjen for internettsensur

Andre Damon, 14 June 2018

Trekket markerer en vesentlig milepæl i tiltakene for å undergrave ytringsfriheten fra amerikanske etterretningstjenester, teknologimonopoler og begge de politiske partiene.

Kravene vokser for at Australias regjering handler for Julian Assanges løslatelse

Mike Head, 14 June 2018

Assanges advokat Jennifer Robinson insisterte på at Turnbull-regjeringen kan og må gripe inn på vegne av WikiLeaks-redaktøren.

Trump: En amerikansk drøm – Dokumentar skisserer New-York-eiendomsmilliardærens vekst

Fred Mazelis, 14 June 2018

Serien skildrer sumpen av økonomisk spekulasjon, kapitalistisk politikk og forringet kultur som Trump dukket opp fra, til å hevde presidentskapet.

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

La cumbre en Singapur y la creciente amenaza de guerra

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 junio 2018

La reunión entre Trump y Kim no pregona una era de paz en el noreste asiático, sino el continuo reajuste del orden geopolítico mundial que está preparando el camino a la guerra.

Después de la cumbre del G-7, Merkel demanda un rearme europeo

Por Johannes Stern, 14 junio 2018

La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, declaró que Alemania “debe promover nuestros principios y valores en Europa, potencialmente en alianza con Canadá y Japón.

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

Por David North, 14 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

One year since the Grenfell inferno

14 June 2018

The refusal of the ruling elite to pursue the real criminals guilty of the Grenfell atrocity is in stark contrast to their determination to silence anyone fighting to establish the truth about events.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

SEP Australia national secretary demands Australian government act to free Julian Assange

14 June 2018

In the wake of the Vault 7 leaks, the US state apparatus is even more determined to silence WikiLeaks and silence Assange.

Film director Ken Loach: “The persecution of Julian Assange must end”

By our reporters, 14 June 2018

Ken Loach is one of the world’s most respected film directors, whose body of work demonstrate his socialist convictions and a deeply felt sympathy for the working class.

Professor Piers Robinson demands freedom for Julian Assange

14 June 2018

A leading member of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and of the Media on Trial organisation, Robinson has opposed regime change wars in the Balkans and the Middle East

Australian filmmaker Curtis Levy endorses June 17 Sydney rally to defend Assange

14 June 2018

“I urge everybody, especially my colleagues in the media, to attend this important event.”

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

The pseudo-left stabs Assange in the back

By Andre Damon, 11 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.

Commentary

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

14 June 2018

On June 24, more than 59 million voters will go to the polls in snap parliamentary and presidential elections called by the Turkish government.

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

By Barry Grey, 13 June 2018

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

The G7 summit collapses

The Guardian mounts defence of British government lies over Skripals

By Jean Shaoul, 12 June 2018

Arts Review

A welcome development:
Actor Geoffrey Rush to return to stage with Melbourne Theatre Company

By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2018

Rush, the target of unsubstantiated allegations by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, will play Malvolio in Twelfth Night.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 13 June 2018

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

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold lectures to mark its 50th anniversary

By our reporters, 14 June 2018

The SEP lecture series will discuss the significance of the party’s half-century struggle for Trotskyism.

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

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

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

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).

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.