Administration preparing to hold immigrants in tent camps
Outcry mounts against Trump policy of forced separation of refugee children and parents

By Norisa Diaz and Patrick Martin, 15 June 2018

A report by McClatchy News this week revealed the administration plans to deal with the overflow by warehousing children in tent camps on military bases.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services unveils new initiative targeting naturalized citizens

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

More on North American immigration issues »

“Everything they took from us needs to be returned, plus the money they stole”
Growing outrage from autoworkers over UAW bribery scandal

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 June 2018

Autoworkers at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit spoke to the WSWS about the naming of the UAW as a “co-conspirator” in the corruption scandal.

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

Inspector general’s report fuels Trump-FBI conflict

By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2018

The report found that FBI Director James Comey violated Justice Department guidelines in his public statements during the 2016 election campaign about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Ecuador in talks to remove Julian Assange from London embassy

By Mike Head, 15 June 2018

Whatever the backroom machinations involve exactly, Assange is in great danger.

Brexit crisis intensifies as “Remain” Tories reject bogus compromise on parliament having “meaningful vote”

By Chris Marsden, 15 June 2018

Divisions within the Tories were matched by those in Labour, as 90 Labour MPs rebelled against leader Jeremy Corbyn.

London Review of Books publishes scurrilous account of Grenfell Tower fire

By Alice Summers, 15 June 2018

The Tower was written by Andrew O’Hagan, the same individual who did a hatchet job on Julian Assange’s life in 2011.

One year since the Grenfell inferno

Trump administration supports lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s pre-existing conditions protections

By Kate Randall, 15 June 2018

The action is the latest effort to chip away at the legislation after two failures to repeal it outright.

US prosecutors drop charges against additional eight J20 defendants

By E.P. Milligan, 15 June 2018

The motion to dismiss charges, far from signifying a change of heart, is a temporary strategic retreat by the prosecution.

The far right determine Europe’s refugee policy

By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2018

Following the entry of extreme right-wing parties into the Austrian and Italian governments, the European Union and all other European governments are adopting their ruthless refugee policy.

Austria closes mosques and deports imams

Italian government turns away ship with 629 refugees aboard

New Zealand Labour government to extend bans on strikes

By John Braddock, 15 June 2018

The “Fair Pay Agreements” framework, supported by the unions, will outlaw stoppages across entire industries during wage negotiations.

New in Italian

Il governo italiano respinge la nave Aquarius con 629 profughi a bordo

Marianne Arens, 15 giugno 2018

Un decreto del nuovo governo italiano di destra ha prevenuto che una nave con a bordo più di 600 profughi approdasse in Italia. Questo e il risultato delle politiche dell’UE sui profughi.

New in French

Le siège meurtrier du port yéménite de Hodeïda commence avec l’aide et le feu vert de Washington

Bill Van Auken, 15 juin 2018

Le Wall Street Journal a rapporté mercredi que le Pentagone travaillait directement avec les forces saoudiennes et des Émirats arabes unis (EAU) pour sélectionner des cibles dans la ville portuaire de la mer Rouge.

Un an après le brasier d'enfer de Grenfell

Déclaration du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (UK), 15 juin 2018

Le refus de l’élite dirigeante de poursuivre les vrais criminels coupables de l’atrocité de Grenfell est en contraste frappant avec leur détermination à faire taire quiconque se bat pour établir la vérité sur les événements.

Le secrétaire national du PES Australie exige que le gouvernement australien agisse pour libérer Julian Assange

James Cogan, 15 juin 2018

Suite aux fuites de Vault 7, l'appareil étatique américain est encore plus déterminé à faire taire WikiLeaks et Assange.

La pseudo-gauche poignarde Assange dans le dos

Andre Damon, 15 juin 2018

Bien que s’étant initialement opposée à l’attaque contre Assange, toute la gamme de la «gauche» de la classe moyenne ignore, minimise ou soutient même la persécution d’Assange.

Le réalisateur Ken Loach: «La persécution de Julian Assange doit cesser»

Nos journalistes, 15 juin 2018

Ken Loach est l'un des cinéastes les plus respectés au monde et dont le travail démontre ses convictions socialistes et une profonde sympathie pour la classe ouvrière.

Le professeur Piers Robinson exige la libération de Julian Assange

15 juin 2018

Membre de premier plan du Groupe de travail sur la Syrie, la propagande et les médias ainsi que de Media on Trial, Robinson s'est opposé aux guerres de changement de régime aux Balkans et au Moyen-Orient.

Le cinéaste australien Curtis Levy donne son appui au rassemblement du 17 juin à Sydney pour défendre Assange

15 juin 2018

«J'exhorte tout le monde, en particulier mes collègues des médias, à participer à cet événement important.»

New in German

Ein Jahr seit dem Grenfell-Inferno

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 15. Juni 2018

Die Weigerung der herrschenden Elite, die wahren Kriminellen zu verfolgen, die sich der Gräueltat von Grenfell schuldig gemacht haben, steht in krassem Gegensatz zu ihrer Entschlossenheit, jeden zum Schweigen zu bringen, der für die Wahrheit über die Ereignisse kämpft.

Regisseur Ken Loach: „Die Verfolgung von Julian Assange muss aufhören“

unseren Reportern, 15. Juni 2018

Ken Loach ist ein weltweit anerkannter Regisseur, dessen Lebenswerk seine sozialistische Überzeugung und seine aufrichtige Sympathie für die Arbeiterklasse zum Ausdruck bringt.

Washington unterstützt tödliche Belagerung der Hafenstadt Hodeidah im Jemen

Bill Van Auken, 15. Juni 2018

Wie das Wall Street Journal am Mittwoch berichtete, arbeitet das Pentagon bei der Auswahl von Zielen in der Hafenstadt am Roten Meer direkt mit dem saudischen Militär sowie den Streitkräften der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate zusammen.

Deutschland beschafft Kampfdrohnen

Johannes Stern, 15. Juni 2018

Am Mittwoch stimmte der Haushaltsausschuss des Bundestages dem Plan des Verteidigungsministeriums zu, Kampfdrohnen anzuschaffen.

New in Spanish

Un año desde el infierno de Grenfell

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), 15 junio 2018

La negativa de la élite gobernante a obligar a los verdaderos responsables de la atrocidad de la torre Grenfell a rendir cuentas marca un enorme contraste con su determinación para silenciar a cualquiera que luche por establecer los hechos.

El Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos revela una nueva iniciativa dirigida a ciudadanos naturalizados

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 15 junio 2018

El objetivo final de la oficina es eliminar los derechos de ciudadanía de dichos inmigrantes que “hicieron trampas” en sus solicitudes en procedimientos judiciales civiles, mientras simultáneamente los enjuician por el delito de fraude criminal.

La disolución de ETA: el balance político del nacionalismo vasco—Primera parte

Por Paul Mitchell y Alejandro López, 15 junio 2018

Esta es la primera de tres partes de una serie sobre el anuncio de la disolución del grupo separatista vasco, ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna—País Vasco y Libertad).

La oligarquía gobierna: Amazon y otras corporaciones derogó impuesto para enfrentar falta de viviendas en Seattle

Por Will Morrow, 15 junio 2018

En solo cuatro semanas, el Ayuntamiento, controlado por el Partido Demócrata, capituló completamente ante la campaña de Amazon y otras empresas.

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 siege of Hodeidah, Washington’s war crime in Yemen

15 June 2018

The near genocidal war against the impoverished people of Yemen represents one of the greatest war crimes since the end of World War II.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Indian workers and students demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 15 June 2018

Indian Trotskyists campaigned last week in Kolkata and Sriperumbudur as part of the international struggle to defend the WikiLeaks editor.

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

14 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

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 »

Commentary

By their friends you will know them: The International Socialist Organization and American imperialism

By Joseph Kishore, 15 June 2018

A book published recently by the ISO’s Haymarket Books contains a series of endorsements from open supporters of aggressive US military intervention in Syria.

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

US war crimes in Syria exposed

The Democratic National Committee lawsuit against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: A major attack on press freedom

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

Should the Democratic Party prevail, journalists could face criminal prosecution and civil damages any time they reported on unlawful government or corporate activity.

Pentagon Papers lawyer James Goodale on DNC lawsuit: “The Democrats are establishing possibly a precedent that diminishes First Amendment freedoms”

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

“What the DNC has done in its infinite wisdom is undermine the New York Times defense by saying that WikiLeaks, the leakee, has conspired with the person who is subject to the Espionage Act, namely, the leaker.”

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

By Eric London and Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2018

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

By David North

Arts Review

The Rachel Divide: A Netflix documentary on the identity politics uproar over “transracial” Rachel Dolezal

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2018

The film delves into the uproar surrounding Dolezal, a white woman who chose to identify as African American, while also examining the effects the notoriety has had on her and her family.

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

By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Russian steel workers protest shut-down for world cup, French and UK rail workers continue action
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

15 June 2018

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

Lockout at Quebec aluminum smelter enters sixth month

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 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.

More »

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.

More »

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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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.