Erdogan wins Turkish elections with reduced majority

By Halil Celik, 25 June 2018

The electoral success of Erdogan and his AKP is mainly due to the bankruptcy and anti-working-class character of the opposition.

Millions of Americans face poverty in retirement

By Kate Randall, 25 June 2018

More than four in 10 Americans have less than $10,000 in savings, while 14 percent have absolutely nothing saved for retirement.

Italy strands rescue ship Lifeline as EU refugee summit collapses

By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2018

This is only one of the horrors taking place in Mediterranean waters between Italy and Libya, as the EU moves to block refugee flows.

“Nobody knows what is going to happen next”
Residents of Salem, Ohio, remain in shock after immigration raid

By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 25 June 2018

The raid last week by federal agents has traumatized the immigrant community, ripping families apart and making others afraid to leave their homes.

As public anger grows over childhood detention centers
Thousands participate in San Diego protest against treatment of immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 25 June 2018

The protest was led by groups with ties to the Democratic Party, which has facilitated and prepared the way for Trump’s fascistic attack on immigrants.

Open letter by Amazon workers opposes contracts with immigration and police agencies

By Kayla Costa, 25 June 2018

The Amazon workers wrote that they were “deeply concerned” that the company was implicated in Trump’s immoral immigration policy and was “providing infrastructure and services that enable ICE and DHS.”

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

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 »

“The rank and file was absolutely not involved in these contract discussions”
UPS workers denounce sellout deal “in principle” between company, Teamsters

By our reporters, 25 June 2018

The Teamsters are seeking to impose historic givebacks on UPS workers, who voted by 93 percent to authorize a strike against the giant corporation.

Protests continue in Pittsburgh over police killing of unarmed teen

By Samuel Davidson, 25 June 2018

Hundreds of people continue to hold daily demonstrations to express their outrage over the murder of unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. last week.

US House approves massive reductions in food stamp benefits

By Dan Conway, 25 June 2018

The Farm Bill’s main aim is to slash food assistance to the more than 42 million people currently receiving aid.

Report finds majority of Australian youth favour socialism

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2018

The poll showed that the growing attraction to socialism is closely related to a rise of anti-capitalist sentiments.

Growing concern in Canberra over PNG links with China

By John Braddock, 25 June 2018

Claims of Chinese influence in Papua New Guinea are being ramped up ahead of November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby.

State of emergency declared following unrest in Papua New Guinea

Bangladesh government intensifies “anti-drug” crackdown

By Wimal Perera, 25 June 2018

The crackdown is being used to target political opponents and suppress the mounting popular opposition to Hasina’s big business policies.

Peru’s new president Vizcarra joins with Fujimorista opposition to impose austerity

By Armando Cruz, 25 June 2018

The Vizcarra-Villanueva government intends to impose the new cuts to government spending and new taxes on the working population being demanded by international finance.

Cross party campaign holds pro-EU march in London

By Robert Stevens, 25 June 2018

The pro-European Union march was presented as a “grassroots” movement to conceal its main agenda of facilitating the interests of powerful sections of big business.

Egyptian dictator el-Sisi intensifies state repression

By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2018

President el-Sisi has unleashed an extensive crackdown on all forms of dissent and political expression that far exceeds the worst excesses of Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown by the mass uprising in February 2011.

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Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Известный большевик Володарский убит в Петрограде

25 июня 2018 г.

20 июня 1918 года был застрелен В. Володарский, один из лидеров Петроградского комитета большевистской партии и редактор популярной Красной газеты.

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 6: Центристская линия OCI (2)

Петер Шварц, 25 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

Ticaret savaşı ve ekonomik ulusalcılık patlaması

Nick Beams, 25 Haziran 2018

Küresel kapitalist sistemin çöküşünden ve ona eşlik eden tüm dehşetlerden tek çıkış yolu, uluslararası işçi sınıfının siyasi iktidar ve dünyanın sosyalist dönüşümü uğruna birleşik mücadelesidir.

İşçi sınıfı ve göçmenlere yönelik küresel savaş

Bill Van Auken, 25 Haziran 2018

ABD'deki göçmenlere yönelik saldırı, göçün Avrupa'da ve diğer ülkelerde giderek artan şekilde politikanın başlıca odağı haline geldiği küresel bir gelişmenin parçasıdır.

Ekvador Dışişleri Bakanı uyardı: Julian Assange’ın siyasi sığınması “sonsuza kadar değil”

Oscar Grenfell, 25 Haziran 2018

Savaşa ve temel hakların ortadan kaldırılmasına karşı mücadelenin parçası olarak Assange’ın acil savunusu, işçi sınıfının ve gençliğin harekete geçmesi gerektiğini göstermektedir.

Assange’a yönelik zulüm, kitlesel savaş karşıtı duyarlılığı susturmaya yönelik bir girişimdir

Evrim Yazgın, 25 Haziran 2018

IYSSE Melbourne Üniversitesi'ndeki başkanı Evrim Yazgın’ın 17 Haziran’da Sidney’de düzenlenen mitingde yaptığı konuşmayı yayınlıyoruz.

New in French

Après les tarifs douaniers contre la Chine
Trump menace d’accentuer la guerre commerciale avec l’Europe

Nick Beams, 25 juin 2018

Lors d’une réunion à Sintra, au Portugal, les banquiers centraux ont fait part de leurs préoccupations au sujet de la guerre commerciale mondiale qui se développe.

Sur fond de la guerre de Trump contre les migrants et les programmes sociaux
Les démocrates soutiennent le budget massif du Pentagone pour la guerre et la répression

André Damon, 25 juin 2018

Les démocrates ont voté massivement pour un projet de loi pour élargir considérablement l’arsenal nucléaire américain, autoriser le défilé militaire prévu par Trump, et maintenir ouvert le camp de détention de la baie de Guantanamo.

Québec: Une grève des grutiers paralyse d’importants chantiers de construction

Laurent Lafrance, 25 juin 2018

Malgré les menaces du gouvernement, une campagne frénétique des médias et les appels des syndicats de retour au travail, les grutiers du Québec ont poursuivi leur grève «illégale» durant le week-end.

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En medio de la guerra de Trump contra los inmigrantes y programas sociales
Los demócratas apoyan un presupuesto masivo de guerra y represión para el Pentágono

Por Andre Damon, 25 junio 2018

Los demócratas votaron abrumadoramente a favor del proyecto de ley para expandir enormemente el arsenal nuclear de EUA, autorizando el desfile militar de Trump y dejando la prisión en Guantánamo abierta.

El gulag americano
Trump amenaza con escalar la guerra comercial con Europa

Por Alec Andersen, 25 junio 2018

El gobierno está preparando masivos campos de detención militar donde los inmigrantes —y en última instancia los opositores del gobierno— serán mantenidos en condiciones “austeras”.

Después de medidas arancelarias contra China
La Marina de los EUA planea construir campos militares para encarcelar a 120.000 inmigrantes

Por Nick Beams, 25 junio 2018

Los banqueros centrales en una reunión en Sintra, Portugal, expresaron sus preocupaciones sobre el desarrollo de la guerra comercial global.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 6—La línea centrista de la OCI (2)

Por Peter Schwarz, 25 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 ministro del Interior de Italia anuncia un plan para censar a los romanís y a los sinti

Por Marianne Arens, 25 junio 2018

El proyecto de Salvini de un censo de los romanís recuerda a los períodos más oscuros de la historia europea, que se inspira directamente en las feroces medidas del régimen fascista de Benito Mussolini.

La disolución de ETA: un balance político del nacionalismo vasco —Tercera parte

Por Paul Mitchell y Alejandro López, 25 junio 2018

Esta es la última entrega de una serie de tres partes sobre el anuncio del grupo separatista vasco ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna —Patria Vasca y Libertad) de su disolución.

New in German

Regierungskrise: Für eine unabhängige Strategie der Arbeiterklasse gegen Flüchtlingshetze, Militarismus und Krieg

Johannes Stern, 25. Juni 2018

In der gegenwärtigen Auseinandersetzung zwischen CDU und CSU geht es nicht darum ob, sondern wie das reaktionäre Koalitionsprogramm gegen die wachsende Opposition in der Bevölkerung durchgesetzt wird.

US-Demokraten unterstützen gigantischen Militäretat

Andre Damon, 25. Juni 2018

Eine überwältigende Mehrheit der Demokraten unterstützt den deutlichen Ausbau des amerikanischen Atomarsenals, Trumps geplante Militärparade und die Weiterführung des Gefangenenlagers Guantanamo Bay.

Trump droht mit Eskalation des Handelskriegs gegen Europa

Nick Beams, 25. Juni 2018

Bei einem Treffen im portugiesischen Sintra äußerten Zentralbanker ihre Bedenken wegen des beginnenden globalen Handelskriegs.

IYSSE-Veranstaltungen in Leipzig und Frankfurt am Main
Die Aktualität des Marxismus

Korrespondenten, 25. Juni 2018

In beiden Städten trotzten die IYSSE rechten Tendenzen in den Studierendenvertretungen und machten die Veranstaltung zum Erfolg.

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.

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Perspective

Concentration camps in America

25 June 2018

The social force that can and must halt the drive toward dictatorship is the working class, the central target of the assault on democratic rights.

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

Science

Martian dust storm covers the entire planet

By Bryan Dyne, 25 June 2018

The Curiosity rover and the constellation of satellites orbiting Mars are using the storm to study Martian weather and climate.

Defend Julian Assange!

Sri Lankan artists, translators and workers endorse international campaign to defend Julian Assange

By our correspondents, 25 June 2018

More Sri Lankan academics, writers and workers have spoken out in support of the International Committee of the Fourth International’s campaign in defence of the WikiLeaks editor.

“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

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 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 »

Commentary

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

By Andre Damon, 23 June 2018

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

By Marianne Arens, 23 June 2018

The foul role of Spiked in the demonization of Julian Assange

By Thomas Scripps, 23 June 2018

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

By Isaac Finn, 23 June 2018

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

By Alice Summers, 23 June 2018

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

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

By Barry Grey, 20 June 2018

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

By Joseph Kishore, 15 June 2018

25 years ago: Bill Clinton orders cruise missile strikes on Baghdad

June 27, 1993: The US military unleashed 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, in what President Bill Clinton intended as a show of “toughness” against the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

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50 years ago: The CIA begins Phoenix Program assassinations in Vietnam

Following the political debacle suffered the United States in the Vietnamese Tet Offensive (January-February 1968), Washington turned to increasingly savage and desperate measures to turn the war to their favor.

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75 years ago: Uprising of Jewish workers in Poland drowned in blood by the Nazis

On June 25, 1943, Jewish workers and youth launched a heroic uprising against their Nazi jailers in the Częstochowa Ghetto in German-occupied Poland.

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100 years ago: Soviet government nationalizes basic industries

A decree of June 28, 1918, by the Soviet Council of People’s Commissars nationalized all mining, engineering, textile, electrical, wood, tobacco, glass, ceramics, leather, rubber, cement and transport industries worth over half a million rubles.

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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.

“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

Survivors Guide to Prison: The American nightmare

By Joanne Laurier, 22 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.

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.

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”

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.