The American gulag
US Navy planning to build military camps to jail 120,000 immigrants

By Alec Andersen, 23 June 2018

The government is preparing massive military detention camps where immigrants—and ultimately opponents of the government—will be kept in “austere” conditions.

US court documents reveal
Immigrant children tied down, hooded, beaten, stripped and drugged

The working class and the global war on immigrants

More on North American immigration issues »

After tariff measures against China
Trump threatens to escalate trade war with Europe

By Nick Beams, 23 June 2018

Central bankers at a meeting in Sintra, Portugal, voiced their concerns about the developing global trade war.

Trade war and the eruption of economic nationalism

Italy’s interior minister announces plan to register Roma and Sinti

By Marianne Arens, 23 June 2018

Salvini’s project of a Roma card index recalls one of the darkest periods in European history, drawing its inspiration directly from the vicious measures of Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime.

Right-wing smears against refugee aid workers in the Mediterranean

Teamsters reach sellout agreement “in principle” with UPS

By Tom Hall, 23 June 2018

The agreement would create a two-tier system for drivers and keep part-time wages at poverty levels.

“If people on the shop floor had more power, things would be a whole lot better”
With UAW complicity, layoffs take effect at GM Lordstown Complex in Ohio

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 June 2018

The elimination of some 1,500 jobs at the Lordstown plant will have a devastating impact in the Youngstown-Warren region, which already struggles with high levels of poverty.

Postal workers defy Sri Lankan government and continue national strike

By our correspondents, 23 June 2018

Four thousand postal workers protested in central Colombo on Monday to oppose government-imposed salary cuts and changes in recruitment policies.

Ontario’s Ford-led government initiates class-war assault

By Roger Jordan, 23 June 2018

As a down payment on its plans to slash public services, Ontario’s incoming Conservative government has imposed a public sector hiring freeze.

UK: Lush workers oppose attempt to gag campaign against police undercover operations

By Margot Miller, 23 June 2018

The campaign aimed to highlight the decades-long infiltration by undercover police into political, environmental and animal rights groups.

UK: Education unions sabotage struggle against academisation and low pay

By Tom Pearce, 23 June 2018

Despite the rhetoric from union representatives, no fight is being waged against the ongoing privatisation of education.

Australia: Telstra announces another 9,500 job cuts

By Oscar Grenfell, 23 June 2018

The telecommunications company is seeking to impose one of the largest mass sackings in Australian corporate history.

Over 193 feared dead in another Indonesian ferry disaster

By John Harris, 23 June 2018

The wooden ferry was reportedly carrying over five times its legal capacity of 43 passengers and there were only 45 life jackets on-board.

State of emergency declared following unrest in Papua New Guinea

By John Braddock, 23 June 2018

Deepening austerity following last year’s discredited election is fuelling unrest and an explosive situation across the impoverished country.

New in Arabic

الأول من أيار 2018 والذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس

٥ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

سيتم استثمار يوم الأول من مايو 2018 من خلال إضفاء دلالة خاصة لأننا لا نحتفل باليوم الدولي لتضامن الطبقة العاملة وحسب ، بل نحتفل أيضاً بالذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس.

New in Spanish

La guerra comercial y la erupción del nacionalismo económico

Por Nick Beams, 23 junio 2018

Al igual que en los años treinta, el resurgimiento del proteccionismo y una guerra económica se ha producido de la mano con formas grotescas de xenofobia y autoritarismo.

Documentos judiciales estadounidenses revelan
Niños inmigrantes atados, encapuchados, golpeados, despojados y drogados

Por Patrick Martin, 23 junio 2018

Los centros de detención de inmigrantes estadounidenses están aplicando las técnicas de la Bahía de Guantánamo y de las prisiones de tortura de la CIA a adolescentes e incluso a chicos más jóvenes.

Sindicatos y pseudoizquierda en Argentina hacen esfuerzos desesperados por prevenir explosión social

Por Andrea Lobo, 23 junio 2018

Mientras que el Gobierno de Macri despliega sus fuerzas armadas para reprimir una intensificación de las luchas obreras, los sindicatos, el peronismo y el Frente de Izquierda y los Trabajadores forman nuevas coaliciones para traicionar a la clase obrera.

Maestros peruanos desafían la prohibición de su huelga indefinida por parte del gobierno

Por Cesar Uco, 23 junio 2018

A la huelga de maestros públicos se unieron huelgas de ferroviarios, transporte urbano y trabajadores del sector salud a medida que las condiciones económicas continúan deteriorándose en Perú.

New in French

Le ministre équatorien des affaires étrangères prévient que l’asile politique de Julian Assange « n’est pas pour toujours »

Oscar Grenfell, 23 juin 2018

Les commentaires de Valencia sont une autre indication d’un complot en vue de forcer le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks de l’ambassade équatorienne et vers une incarcération britannique et américaine.

La guerre commerciale et l’éruption du nationalisme économique

Nick Beams, 23 juin 2018

Comme dans les années 1930, la réapparition de la guerre commerciale et du protectionnisme s’accompagne des formes les plus grotesques de xénophobie et d’autoritarisme de droite.

New in Norwegian

SEP-leder Julie Hyland taler ved London-våken med krav om frihet for Julian Assange

våre reportere, 20 June 2018

Omkring 200 personer, som inkluderte arbeidere, ungdommer og pensjonister, deltok i en våke utenfor den ekvadorianske ambassaden i London på tirsdag kveld med krav om frihet for WikiLeaks-redaktøren Julian Assange.

Amerikanske protester krever løslatelse av Julian Assange

våre reportere, 20 June 2018

Det ble holdt protester i New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C. og i andre byer i USA.

Demonstrasjoner i Sri Lanka og India med krav om frihet for Julian Assange

våre reportere, 20 June 2018

Kampanjen for Assanges løslatelse «er uadskillelig forbundet med kampen for forsvaret av demokratiske rettigheter, og kampen mot undertrykkelsen av arbeiderklassens grunnleggende rettigheter.»

Bring Julian Assange Hjem

John Pilger, 19 June 2018

I sin tale på SEP-demonstrasjonen i Sydney søndag den 17. juni eksponerte den kjente filmskaperen og dokumentaristen John Pilger rollen som Labor- og koalisjonsregjeringer, sammen med fremtredende journalister og redaktører, har spilt i den pågående forfølgelsen av Julian Assange.

New in German

Handelskrieg und wirtschaftlicher Nationalismus

Nick Beams, 23. Juni 2018

Wie in den 1930er Jahren gehen Handelskrieg und Protektionismus mit grotesken Formen der Fremdenfeindlichkeit und des Autoritarismus einher.

Neue Angriffe der EU auf Flüchtlinge und Migranten

Marianne Arens, 23. Juni 2018

Wieder kreuzt ein NGO-Schiff mit geretteten Menschen ohne Landeerlaubnis auf dem Mittelmeer. Gleichzeitig bereitet der EU-Sondergipfel vom Sonntag eine noch stärkere Abschottung der „Festung Europa“ und Konzentrationslager in Nordafrika vor.

Flüchtlingskinder in den USA schwer misshandelt

Patrick Martin, 23. Juni 2018

In den Haftanstalten für Immigranten sind Kinder und Jugendliche Foltermethoden wie in Guantanamo Bay und CIA-Gefängnissen ausgesetzt.

Neuer Bamf-Präsident steht für konsequente Abschiebungen und restriktive Asylpolitik

Martin Kreickenbaum, 23. Juni 2018

Mit Hans-Eckhard Sommer installiert Innenminister Seehofer einen Vertrauten an der Spitze der Migrationsbehörde, der die flüchtlingsfeindliche Politik seines neuen Dienstherrn durchsetzen soll.

Ecuadors Außenminister: Julian Assanges politisches Asyl gilt „nicht für immer“

Oscar Grenfell, 23. Juni 2018

Die Drohung von Ecuadors Außenminister ist ein weiterer Hinweis auf eine Verschwörung mit dem Ziel, den WikiLeaks-Redakteur aus der ecuadorianischen Botschaft und in ein britisch-amerikanisches Gefängnis zu zwingen.

Am Vorabend der türkischen Wahlen: Erdogan bereitet neue Intrigen und eine große Repressionswelle vor

Halil Celik, 23. Juni 2018

In einem kurzen Video bittet Erdogan seine Kader, die AKP-Mehrheiten in den Wahlkampfbeobachtungsausschüssen zu sichern und „die Arbeit in Istanbul zu beenden, bevor sie überhaupt begonnen hat“.

New in Russian

Российские власти уничтожают документы о сталинском терроре

Клара Вайс, 22 июня 2018 г.

Архивные материалы о людях, которые стали узниками системы принудительных трудовых лагерей Советского Союза и впоследствии были освобождены, систематически уничтожаются на основании секретного приказа, принятого в феврале 2014 года.

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Perspective

Amid Trump’s war on immigrants and social programs
Democrats back massive Pentagon budget for war and repression

23 June 2018

Democrats voted overwhelmingly for a bill to vastly expand the US nuclear arsenal, authorize Trump’s planned military parade, and keep the Guantanamo Bay prison camp open.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Committee of the Fourth International

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

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

Commentary

The foul role of Spiked in the demonization of Julian Assange

By Thomas Scripps, 23 June 2018

Spiked has echoed the propaganda of the British government and a compliant media in demanding the prosecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.

How the DSA bolsters the Democratic Party establishment: The case of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Isaac Finn, 23 June 2018

The DSA congressional candidate in a New York City district is sowing illusions that the Democratic Party establishment can be pushed to the left.

Grenfell fire: Local resident Joe Delaney speaks out against attack by Andrew O’Hagan on those seeking justice

By Alice Summers, 23 June 2018

In this interview, Joe Delaney replies to O’Hagen’s essay that demonizes local activists, residents and firefighters, and offers hymns of praise to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council, who played a critical role in turning Grenfell Tower into a death trap.

Argentina’s Partido Obrero suppresses questions on alliance with Russian Stalinist with ties to neo-fascism

By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018

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

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Podemos: Midwife of Spain’s new PSOE government

By Alejandro López, 22 June 2018

Trump administration plans sweeping government restructure to cut social programs

By Matthew Taylor, 22 June 2018

Assets of world’s “high net wealth” millionaires surged to $70 trillion in 2017

By Barry Grey, 20 June 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose right-wing censorship at Frankfurt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018

With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.

Arts Review

In Exile: A Family Film—Refugees from the Spanish Civil War

By Kevin Mitchell, 23 June 2018

An unusual documentary was recently released that traces the journey of the filmmaker’s grandparents and parents to Mexico in 1939 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War.

Survivors Guide to Prison: The American nightmare

By Joanne Laurier, 22 June 2018

“Unfortunately, none of this happened”: Kirill Serebrennikov’s Summer (Leto), a take on the pre-perestroika period in the USSR

By Clara Weiss, 21 June 2018

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech to the International Committee of the Fourth International's Online May Day Rally by David North.

Defend Julian Assange!

Ecuadorian foreign minister warns that Julian Assange’s political asylum is “not forever”

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2018

“Julian fights for peace and defends democratic rights”
Watch: Workers at SEP rally in Sydney demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 22 June 2018

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

Assange is being punished for exposing state secrecy and the reality of war

By Linda Tenenbaum, 21 June 2018

The persecution of Assange is an attempt to silence mass anti-war sentiment

By Evrim Yazgin, 21 June 2018

Educators internationally must stand up for Julian Assange

By Sue Phillips, 21 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party leader Julie Hyland speaks at London vigil to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

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

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

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

Workers Struggles

Indian transport workers strike in Uttarakhand, 20,000 health workers continue indefinite walkout in Haryana state
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 June 2018

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

Peruvian teachers strike in defiance of government ban

By Cesar Uco, 22 June 2018

New Zealand nurses reject third sellout deal, prepare to strike

By Tom Peters, 22 June 2018

History

25 years since the Mack Avenue Fire Inquiry

By Shannon Jones, 22 June 2018

The Workers League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party (US), campaigned to expose the terrible social conditions, created by capitalism, that killed seven young children in Detroit.

Socialist Equality Party

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

By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018

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

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Help us expose the CIA Democrats! Donate today!

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The Grenfell Tower Fire

Labour and unions seek to corral social anger over Grenfell fire behind official inquiry

By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2018

UK: Protesters speak at demonstration to mark first anniversary of Grenfell fire

Thousands gather to mark first anniversary of Grenfell Tower inferno

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

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.

More »

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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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 »

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

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.