Five die fleeing US immigration police as children spend Father’s Day in jail

By Eric London, 18 June 2018

The five immigrants died in a car crash in south Texas, while seven others were wounded in what police called “good police work.”

Video shows Border Patrol vehicle fleeing after striking Native American man

By Norisa Diaz, 18 June 2018

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Conflict escalates over FBI role in 2016 elections

By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2018

While the lead investigator in the Clinton and Trump-Russia probes was anti-Trump, pro-Trump FBI agents were in secret communication with congressional Republicans.

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

Rural school closings devastate Wisconsin communities

By Jacob Crosse, 18 June 2018

Along with school closings, Wisconsin teachers saw a 21 percent decrease in wages and benefits between 2011 and 2016.

Phoenix police shootings on track to double in 2018

By Trévon Austin, 18 June 2018

Phoenix police have shot 23 people so far in 2018, 11 fatally.

NATO, Germany build up for war against Russia

By Gregor Link, 18 June 2018

NATO, the world’s largest military alliance, is currently engaged in the biggest build-up of its military structures since the Cold War.

Clashing with Rome, Paris persecutes refugees at Italian border

By Athiyan Silva and Alex Lantier, 18 June 2018

While making empty criticisms of Rome’s callous refusal to help 629 refugees trapped aboard the Aquarius, Macron is stepping up France’s offensive against refugees.

Russian authorities ordered destruction of documents on Stalin’s terror

By Clara Weiss, 18 June 2018

Archival material about people who were kept in the Soviet forced labor camp system and subsequently released has been systematically destroyed, on the basis of a secret decree from February 2014.

Union-management partnership at Australia’s Macquarie University will create “two-tier” workforce

By our correspondent, 18 June 2018

The NTEU is collaborating with management to introduce the “jobs families” plan that will force huge workloads onto 25 percent of teaching staff.

New in Russian

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 5: Центристская линия OCI (1)

Петер Шварц, 18 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 Turkish

Hudeyde kuşatması ve Washington’ın Yemen’deki savaş suçu

Bill Van Auken, 18 Haziran 2018

Hudeyde’de başlatılan kuşatma, bir BM tahminine göre, bu kalabalık kentte yaşayan çeyrek milyon insanın yaşamına mal olabilir.

WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange'ı savunmak için 17 Haziran Sidney gösterisine ve 19 Haziran eylemlerine katılın

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Avustralya), 18 Haziran 2018

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi okurlarını, Julian Assange'ın derhal serbest bırakılmasını talep etmek için önümüzdeki günlerde düzenlenecek gösterilere ve nöbet eylemlerine katılmaya çağırır.

Film yönetmeni Ken Loach: “Julian Assange’a yönelik zulüm sona ermeli”

Muhabirlerimizden, 18 Haziran 2018

Julian Assange’a yönelik zulüm sona ermeli. Onu, ABD’ye iade edilme korkusuyla Ekvador Büyükelçiliği’nde kalmaya zorlamak, açıkça siyasidir.

1968: Fransa’da genel grev ve öğrenci isyanı
2. Bölüm: PCF’nin ve CGT’nin ihaneti

Peter Schwarz, 18 Haziran 2018

Mayıs 1968'de Fransa’da yaşam durur. Tüm ücretlilerin üçte ikisi genel greve katılır; öğrenciler üniversiteleri işgal eder. Bu noktada, de Gaulle’ün ve hükümetinin yazgısı Fransız Komünist Partisi'nin ve CGT sendikasının elindedir.

New in French

Le gouvernement allemand déchiré par une crise qui s’approfondit

Peter Schwarz, 18 juin 2018

Un conflit féroce sur la politique des réfugiés entre les partis frères conservateurs CDU et CSU menace de détruire la grande coalition.

Abolissez la Gestapo de Washington ! Arrêtez la persécution des immigrés !

Eric London, 18 juin 2018

L’abolition des agences responsables des déportations massives, des descentes sur les lieux de travail et de la séparation des familles est une question de vie ou de mort pour la classe ouvrière.

Canada: Le lock-out à l'aluminerie ABI dure maintenant depuis plus de six mois

Laurent Lafrance, 18 juin 2018

Les travailleurs sont déterminés à résister aux demandes de concessions d'ABI. Mais le syndicat des Métallos ne fait rien pour mobiliser la classe ouvrière au Québec, à travers le Canada et dans le monde en défense des travailleurs d'ABI ou pour faire de leur lutte un point de rassemblement de l'opposition à l'assaut du patronat contre les emplois, les salaires et les conditions de travail.

New in Spanish

¡Abolan la Gestapo migratoria de Washington! ¡Detengan la persecución de los inmigrantes!

Por Eric London, 18 junio 2018

La abolición de las agencias responsables de las deportaciones en masivas, las redadas en los lugares de trabajo y la separación de familias es una tarea de vida o muerte para la clase obrera.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 4–Como la JCR de Alain Krivine cubrió las traiciones del estalinismo (2)

Por Peter Schwarz, 18 junio 2018

Hace cincuenta años, en mayo-junio de 1968, una huelga general llevó a Francia al borde de la revolución proletaria. Esta serie de ocho partes describe los eventos y extrae las lecciones políticas para hoy.

El Gobierno alemán desgarrado al profundizarse la crisis

Por Peter Schwarz, 18 junio 2018

Un conflicto feroz sobre la política acerca de los refugiados entre los partidos conservadores hermanos CDU y CSU amenaza con hacer añicos la gran coalición.

Un informe documenta el abuso a los trabajadores chinos en la planta Foxconn, proveedora de Amazon

Por Alec Andersen, 18 junio 2018

China Labor Watch ha denunciado las prácticas bárbaras e ilegales en las que se basa Amazon para aumentar sus ganancias.

New in German

Washingtons Immigrations-Gestapo muss aufgelöst werden! Schluss mit der Verfolgung von Einwanderern!

Eric London, 18. Juni 2018

Die Behörden, die Massenabschiebungen, Razzien am Arbeitsplatz und die Trennung von Familien betreiben, müssen abgeschafft werden.

Washington startet Handelskriegsmaßnahmen gegen China

Ben McGrath, 18. Juni 2018

Die Entscheidung der Trump-Regierung, einen Handelskrieg zwischen den beiden größten Volkswirtschaften der Welt anzuzetteln, wird die ohnehin wachsenden Spannungen und die Gefahr militärischer Konflikte im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum verschärfen.

Italien: Tausende protestieren gegen Schließung der Häfen für Flüchtlingsschiffe

Marianne Arens, 18. Juni 2018

Am 10. Juni hat die neue italienische Regierung aus Lega und Fünf Sternen beschlossen, alle Häfen für NGO-Flüchtlingsschiffe zu schließen. Dagegen gab es in ganz Italien Demonstrationen mit der Forderung: „Öffnet die Häfen!“.

Macron kündigt weitere Sozialkürzungen an

Alex Lantier, 18. Juni 2018

Der millionenschwere Präsident und Ex-Banker schimpfte, Frankreich würdige „irrsinnige Summen“ für die Armen ausgeben.

Syriza-Regierung peitscht viertes Sparprogramm durchs Parlament

Katerina Selin, 18. Juni 2018

Fast drei Jahre nachdem die griechische Regierungspartei Syriza (Koalition der radikalen Linken) das überwältigende „Nein“ im Referendum über die Sparpolitik mit Füßen trat, holt sie erneut zum Schlag gegen die griechischen Arbeiter, Rentner und Jugendlichen aus.

Unterstützt die Sozialistische Gleichheitsgruppe in der Türkei!
Erklärung der SE-Gruppe, Unterstützer des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale (IKVI), zu den vorgezogenen Wahlen in der Türkei

18. Juni 2018

Am 24. Juni sind mehr als 59 Millionen Wähler zur Teilnahme an den von der Regierung anberaumten Parlaments- und Präsidentschaftswahlen aufgerufen.

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.

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Perspective

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

18 June 2018

The international socialist movement and the working class are the decisive force in the fight for Assange’s freedom and the defense of all democratic rights.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

“We’re not asking Malcolm Turnbull to defend Assange, we are telling him!”
Watch: Rally to Free Julian Assange held in Sydney

18 June 2018

Hundreds of people participated in Sunday's demonstration in Sydney Town Hall Square to demand Julian Assange's safe return to Australia. The rally, organised by the Socialist Equality Party, featured speeches from SEP Australia national secretary James Cogan and independent journalist and filmmaker John Pilger.

Workers and young people speak out after Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange

By our reporters, 18 June 2018

“We need heroes like Assange to continue this work and tell us the truth.”

Worldwide vigils and rallies tomorrow to defend Julian Assange

18 June 2018

SEP (UK) Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland will speak in London and SEP National Secretary James Cogan will speak in Melbourne at demonstrations calling for Assange’s safe return to Australia.

Grenfell Fire Forum endorses vigils to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 18 June 2018

The Grenfell Fire Forum met just three days after commemorations to mark the first anniversary of the inferno.

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.

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

SEP (UK) meetings on war and censorship: “War preparations are powered by lies”

By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland addressed recent public meetings in England, Scotland and Ireland titled “War, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement.”

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

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

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

Arts Review

The late American novelist Philip Roth attacked as a “misogynist”

By David Walsh, 18 June 2018

In the wake of writer Philip Roth’s death May 22, numerous commentaries have appeared accusing him of misunderstanding or being hostile to women and related failings.

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

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Help us expose the CIA Democrats! Donate today!

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The Grenfell Tower Fire

Thousands gather to mark first anniversary of Grenfell Tower inferno

By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2018

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

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

Washington launches trade war measures against China

By Ben McGrath, 16 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

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

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

25 years ago: Supreme Court rules against Haitian refugees

On June 22, 1993, in the case of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council, the US Supreme Court upheld the Bush and Clinton administrations’ policy of intercepting fleeing Haitians at sea and returning them to Haiti without asylum hearings.

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50 years ago: Police assault shuts down the Poor People’s Campaign

On June 24, 1968, after six weeks of protest, Resurrection City, the encampment created by the Poor People’s Campaign on the mall in Washington DC, was forcibly shut down by police.

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75 years ago: Fascists instigate race riots in Detroit

On June 22, 1943, violent clashes took place in Detroit, Michigan, as a result of racist agitation by the Ku Klux Klan and other fascistic groups, whose activities had been tacitly endorsed by the police and government authorities.

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100 years ago: Bolshevik leader Volodarsky assassinated in Petrograd

On June 20, 1918, V. Volodarsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Party’s Petrograd Committee and the editor of the popular Krasnaya Gazeta (Red Gazette), was shot to death.

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History

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

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

Autoworkers struggles

Detroit autoworkers speak out on UAW corruption scandal

Read the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter: wsws.org/autoworkers

“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

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

More on autoworkers issues »

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).

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.