Jailing of ex-Trump campaign manager signals new stage in Washington's political wars

By Barry Grey, 16 June 2018

The jailing of Manafort expresses the ferocious character of the struggle that is raging between rival factions in the US capitalist class and its state apparatus.

The US political police and the 2016 elections

The noose tightens around Trump

Washington launches trade war measures against China

By Ben McGrath, 16 June 2018

The decision by the Trump Administration to initiate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies will contribute to the already growing tensions and danger of military conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.

The G7 summit collapses

German government rent by deepening crisis

By Peter Schwarz, 16 June 2018

A fierce conflict over refugee policy between the conservative sister parties CDU and CSU threatens to blow apart the grand coalition.

Detroit autoworkers speak out on UAW corruption scandal

Read the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter: wsws.org/autoworkers

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

“They’re getting more money and we’re losing workers”
In wake of UAW convention, Lordstown GM workers speak out on layoffs

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 June 2018

Autoworkers at the GM Lordstown assembly plant expressed their disgust at both the company and the UAW as next Friday’s shutdown of the second shift looms.

More on autoworkers issues »

Thousands across US rally against Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant families

By Dan Conway, 16 June 2018

Rallies took place across the country on Thursday and Friday as reports spread of the breakup of immigrant families and imprisonment of children.

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

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Report documents abuse of Chinese workers at Foxconn supplier plant for Amazon

By Alec Andersen, 16 June 2018

China Labor Watch has exposed the barbaric and illegal practices on which Amazon relies to boost its profits.

Thousands gather to mark first anniversary of Grenfell Tower inferno

By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2018

SEP campaigners won a warm response to the WSWS Perspective on the anniversary of the fire, distributed along with a statement calling for attendance at the June 19 vigil to demand the freedom of Julian Assange.

Grenfell Silent Marchers speak
“I have woken up to the fact that class war still exists, it’s alive and kicking”

By our reporters, 16 June 2018

Attendees at the Silent March on June 14 in commemoration of Grenfell fire victims spoke to the WSWS.

London Review of Books publishes scurrilous account of Grenfell Tower fire

One year since the Grenfell inferno

British government extends censorship of online activity

By Simon Whelan, 16 June 2018

The personal information held by MI5 on 20,000 British “suspected” citizens is to be declassified and shared with local authorities, police “and others.”

Despite rising social anger, Macron pledges to step up austerity attacks in France

By Alex Lantier, 16 June 2018

The multimillionaire banker-president denounced the “crazy amounts of money” he claims France spends on the poor.

Political cartoonist fired by right-wing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editors over anti-Trump cartoons

By Kayla Costa, 16 June 2018

After rejecting nineteen of his cartoons since March, the newspaper’s editors fired Rob Rogers for not complying with their efforts to shift content to the right.

Omaha Public Schools board cuts $29 million from budget

By Michael Walters, 16 June 2018

The slashing of funding for the largest school district in Nebraska will result in the elimination of positions in the central office as well as bus drivers, student support liaisons, accountants and IT professionals.

New in French

Le siège d’Al Hudaydah, le crime de guerre de Washington au Yémen

Bill Van Auken, 16 juin 2018

La guerre quasi-génocidaire contre le peuple appauvri du Yémen représente l’un des plus grands crimes de guerre depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

L'extrême droite détermine la politique européenne des réfugiés

Peter Schwarz, 16 juin 2018

Après l’entrée des partis d’extrême droite dans les gouvernements autrichien et italien, l’Union européenne et tous les autres gouvernements européens adoptent leur politique brutale anti-réfugiés.

New in Norwegian

Dødlig beleiring av Jemens havneby Hodeida innledes med Washingtons bistand og godkjenning

Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2018

Wall Street Journal rapporterte onsdag at Pentagon jobber direkte med Saudi- og UAE-styrkenes valg av mål i havnebyen ved Rødehavet.

Den australske filmskaperen Curtis Levy støtter Sydney demonstrasjonen den 17. juni til Julian Assanges forsvar

14 June 2018

«Jeg oppfordrer alle, spesielt mine kolleger i media, til å delta på denne viktige begivenheten.»

President Putins «åpen-linje»-diskusjon var dominert av krigsfare og sosial krise

Vladimir Volkov og Clara Weiss, 14 June 2018

Putins positive vurdering av situasjonen i landet står i sterk kontrast til den sosiale krisen som det store flertallet av den russiske befolkningen konfronterer.

Filmregissør Ken Loach: «Forfølgelsen av Julian Assange må opphøre»

våre reportere, 14 June 2018

Ken Loach er en av verdens mest respekterte filmregissører, og hans produksjon viser hans sosialistiske overbevisning og en dypfølt sympati for arbeiderklassen.

Professor Piers Robinson krever frihet for Julian Assange

14 June 2018

Robinson, et ledende medlem av Arbeidsgruppen for Syria, Propaganda og Medier og for Media-on-Trial-organisasjonen, har opponert mot regimeendringskriger på Balkan og i Midtøsten.

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 German

Die Belagerung von Hodeidah: Washingtons Kriegsverbrechen im Jemen

Bill Van Auken, 16. Juni 2018

Der Krieg gegen die verarmten Menschen im Jemen nimmt das Ausmaß eines Völkermords an und wird zu einem der größten Kriegsverbrechen seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

SEP Australien fordert von der Regierung, sich für die Freilassung von Julian Assange einzusetzen

James Cogan, 16. Juni 2018

Seit WikiLeaks unter dem Codenamen Vault-7 Geheimdaten zur CIA veröffentlicht hat, ist der US-Staatsapparat entschlossener denn je, Assange zum Schweigen zu bringen.

Regierungskrise in Berlin

Peter Schwarz, 16. Juni 2018

Nur drei Monate nach ihrer Amtsübernahme steht die vierte Regierung von Angela Merkel vor dem möglichen Aus. Ein heftiger Konflikt zwischen CDU und CSU über die Flüchtlingspolitik droht die Große Koalition zu sprengen

Nato und Bundesregierung errichten Blitzkrieg-Strukturen in Europa

Gregor Link, 16. Juni 2018

Die Nato, das größte Militärbündnis der Welt, baut die gemeinsamen militärischen Strukturen derzeit so massiv aus, wie seit dem Kalten Krieg nicht mehr.

Studierende in Deutschland verteidigen Julian Assange

unseren Reportern, 16. Juni 2018

Reporter der World Socialist Web Site und Mitglieder der IYSSE sprachen mit Studenten an mehreren Universitäten in Deutschland über die Situation von Julian Assange.

New in Spanish

El asedio en Hodeida, un crimen de guerra de Washington en Yemen

Por Bill Van Auken, 16 junio 2018

La guerra casi genocida contra el empobrecido pueblo yemení es uno de los mayores crímenes de guerra desde el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

El Gobierno se prepara para detener a inmigrantes en campamentos de carpas
Aumenta enojo hacia política de Trump de separación forzada de padres e hijos refugiados

Por Norisa Diaz y Patrick Martin, 16 junio 2018

Un reporte de McClatchy News de esta semana devela los planes del Gobierno para tratar el desbordamiento de niños detenidos depositándolos en tiendas de campaña en bases militares.

Los conflictos geoestratégicos se intensificarán después de la cumbre entre Corea del Norte y Estados Unidos

Por Ben McGrath, 16 junio 2018

Los desacuerdos en Washington son sobre la mejor manera de proceder con la planificación de la guerra contra China y Rusia.

Mientras el escándalo de corrupción envuelve al sindicato, los altos ejecutivos obtienen un aumento de sueldo
UAW llamado "coconspirador" en un intriga para desviar fondos

Por Jerry White, 16 junio 2018

La convención constitucional de cuatro días, que finaliza hoy en Detroit, fue una exhibición de la corrupción de la UAW y su desprecio por los trabajadores automotores de base.

Por sus amigos los conocerá: la Organización Internacional Socialista y el imperialismo estadounidense

Por Joseph Kishore, 16 junio 2018

Un libro publicado recientemente por Haymarket Books de la ISO contiene una serie de respaldos de partidarios abiertos de la agresiva intervención militar de EUA en Siria.

Estudio señala “ramificaciones devastadoras” de la “ley mordaza global” antiaborto de Trump

Por Benjamin Mateus, 16 junio 2018

La “Política de Ciudad de México” reinstaurada Trump, conocida por sus críticos como la “ley mordaza global”, esencialmente bloquea el financiamiento federal estadounidense a organizaciones internacionales que provean asesoramiento, referencias o servicios para abortos en naciones de bajos ingresos.

La extrema derecha determina la política de refugiados de Europa

Por Peter Schwarz, 16 junio 2018

Tras la entrada de los partidos de extrema derecha en los gobiernos austríaco e italiano, la Unión Europea y todos los demás gobiernos europeos están adoptando su despiadada política de refugiados.

Bloqueos de calle paralizan Nicaragua y Washington envía representante especial

Por Andrea Lobo, 16 junio 2018

Ante la intensificación de la explosión social y la paralización de la economía, Washington ha enviado a un comisionado especial para presionar por una resolución política más pronta.

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

Abolish Washington’s immigration Gestapo! Stop the persecution of immigrants!

16 June 2018

The abolition of the agencies responsible for mass deportations, workplace raids and the separation of families is a life or death question for the working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Join the June 17 demonstration in Sydney and June 19 rallies to defend WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 16 June 2018

The rallies and vigils will be important contributions to the development of an ongoing campaign to secure Assange’s freedom.

Film critic, cinema professor and journalist Joseph McBride: Julian Assange “should be freed”

16 June 2018

Joseph McBride is one of the most honest and interesting film critics and historians in the US. He has written studies of Frank Capra, Steven Spielberg, John Ford, Orson Welles and Ernst Lubitsch, among other works.

Writer Steven Brust on Assange: “I salute his personal courage and integrity”

16 June 2018

Steven Brust is a prominent fantasy and science fiction writer, the author of 31 books, as well as a musician. He is perhaps best known for his series of novels about the assassin Vlad Taltos, one of a group of humans living on a world called Dragaera.

Sri Lankan artists speak out in defence of Julian Assange

16 June 2018

Lakshman Mendis, Bertie B. Kudahetti, Ratnasiri Paranawithana and Bartholameuse Wimalaratne endorse the international campaign to free Julian Assange.

UK workers demand release of Julian Assange, support international vigils

By our reporters, 16 June 2018

“Assange has been imprisoned for more than a third of my lifetime. Teenagers of today have grown up in a world of fear, censorship and the presence of a police state.”

Ecuador in talks to remove Julian Assange from London embassy

By Mike Head, 15 June 2018

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

14 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 »

Socialist Equality Party

Fifty years of the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka
Arm the working class with the program of socialist internationalism and with revolutionary leadership!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 16 June 2018

The fulcrum of the 50-year struggle of the RCL/SEP has been the fight for the political independence of the working class and the program of permanent revolution.

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

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

6 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

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

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

Commentary

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

By Joseph Kishore, 15 June 2018

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

The far right determine Europe’s refugee policy

By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2018

The siege of Hodeidah, Washington’s war crime in Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2018

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

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

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

Workers Struggles

Chinese truck drivers protest in several provinces, thousands of Sri Lankan postal workers resume national strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 June 2018

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

Arts Review

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

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2018

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

By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2018

ICFI

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

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).

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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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.