Technology giants hold censorship meeting with US intelligence agencies

By Will Morrow, 27 June 2018

The Washington Post described the meeting as a “new overture by the technology industry to develop closer ties to law enforcement.”

US Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion fanatics who operate fake health centers

By Tom Carter, 27 June 2018

Yesterday’s decision is yet another victory for Christian fundamentalists and the campaign to use “freedom of religion” to undermine the separation of church and state, legalize discrimination and obstruct access to health care.

Supreme Court narrowly protects privacy of cellphone location data

DSA member Ocasio-Cortez beats incumbent Congressman in New York Democratic Party primary

By Isaac Finn, 27 June 2018

In a major political upset, Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic Party primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District against incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley.

Citing tariffs, Harley-Davidson to move US production to Europe

By Jacob Crosse, 27 June 2018

In response to the developing trade war between the US and Europe, motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said it is shifting some production to international facilities.

Another suicide in Australian immigration prison camp

By Max Newman, 27 June 2018

A tragic death shows how desperate and vulnerable people are being deliberately subjected to inhuman conditions to deter others from seeking asylum in Australia.

Thousands of refugees forced onto death march into Sahara desert

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Podemos meets with Catalan nationalists on behalf of Madrid

By Alejandro López, 27 June 2018

The new, Podemos-backed government Madrid is seeking to put a more “democratic” face on last year’s brutal police crackdown in Catalonia.

Lopez Obrador maintains large lead in Mexican presidential election polls

By Don Knowland, 27 June 2018

Morena and its coalition could sweep Congress, and threaten the continued viability of other parties.

Far-right candidate elected as Colombia becomes NATO “global partner”

By Andrea Lobo, 27 June 2018

Parallel to the rise of far-right forces in Europe and the US, the coming to power of Iván Duque represents a stark warning for workers in Colombia.

Mexican teachers union ends “indefinite strike” of 80,000 teachers on the eve of national elections

By Alex González, 27 June 2018

The teachers struck as part of a continuing struggle for the repeal of the 2013 national education legislation.

UK: Corporations seek to evade responsibility for role in Grenfell Tower fire

By Trevor Johnson, 27 June 2018

The inquiry is revealing how unsafe Grenfell Tower was for human habitation on the night of June 14, 2017, due to the actions of the local council and corporations.

EU citizens must register, carry ID cards, in post-Brexit Britain

By Steve James, 27 June 2018

As the Home Office scheme currently stands, EU citizens will be required to carry identity cards, which have never been enforced in Britain.

New Zealand’s “First Baby” fuels media frenzy

By John Braddock, 27 June 2018

The orchestrated fawning over the “First Child” is designed to divert attention from the sharpening class struggle within New Zealand and increasing global turmoil.

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Les syndicats tentent d’étrangler la grève des cheminots

Anthony Torres, 27 juin 2018

La CGT et Sud Rail tentent à présent de mettre fin au mouvement en recentrant la lutte sur la négociation à court terme de la convention collective.

En défense du Red Hen

André Damon, 27 juin 2018

Le Washington Post et les principaux démocrates se sont alignés sur Donald Trump pour condamner les manifestations contre les responsables de l’administration Trump au sujet des violations des droits de l’Homme à la frontière mexicaine.

Des milliers de réfugiés contraints de marcher jusqu’à la mort dans le désert du Sahara

Bill Van Auken, 27 juin 2018

Les atrocités perpétrées par le gouvernement algérien s’inscrivent dans le cadre d’une attaque mondiale menée contre les immigrés par les grandes puissances capitalistes en Europe et aux États-Unis.

Des documents d’un tribunal des États-Unis révèlent:
Des enfants immigrants menottés, cagoulés, battus, déshabillés et drogués

Patrick Martin, 27 juin 2018

Des centres de détention d'immigrants américains utilisent des techniques de Guantanamo Bay et de prisons de torture de la CIA contre des adolescents et même des enfants plus jeunes.

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Zur Verteidigung der „Red Hen“

Andre Damon, 27. Juni 2018

Die Washington Post und führende Demokraten haben sich mit Donald Trump zusammengetan, um Proteste gegen die Trump-Regierung wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen an der mexikanischen Grenze zu verurteilen.

Europäische Verteidigungsminister unterzeichnen „Interventionsinitiative“

Peter Schwarz, 27. Juni 2018

Die „Europäische Interventionsinitiative“ soll europäische Mächte in die Lage versetzen, im Rahmen einer „Koalition der Willigen“ kurzfristig militärisch zu intervenieren und Kriege zu führen.

NGO-Schiff „Lifeline“ treibt im Mittelmeer

Marianne Arens, 27. Juni 2018

Die „Lifeline“ wird vom italienischen Innenminister der Lega, Matteo Salvini, des „Menschenschmuggels“ bezichtigt. Derweil trifft sich derselbe Salvini mit den Milizen der libyschen Küstenwache, die als Folterer und Menschenhändler berüchtigt sind.

Algerien
Tausende Flüchtlinge durch die Sahara getrieben

Bill Van Auken, 27. Juni 2018

Die Grausamkeiten der algerischen Regierung sind Teil des weltweiten Angriffs der kapitalistischen Großmächte in Europa und Amerika auf Immigranten.

Erdogan gewinnt türkische Wahlen mit geschrumpfter Mehrheit

Halil Celik, 27. Juni 2018

Der Wahlerfolg von Erdogan und seiner AKP ist hauptsächlich auf den Bankrott und den arbeiterfeindlichen Charakter der Opposition zurückzuführen.

Bayern: Kommunen und Gewerkschaften schreiben Bedingungen im Nahverkehr auf Jahre hinaus fest

unserem Korrespondenten, 27. Juni 2018

Die Gewerkschaften Verdi und NahVG haben sich auf einen neuen Tarifvertrag geeinigt, der für Fahrer im öffentlichen Nahverkehr die niedrigen Löhne auf Jahre hinaus festschreibt und Arbeitskämpfe bis 2020 ausschließt.

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En defensa del restaurante Red Hen

Por Andre Damon, 27 junio 2018

El Washington Post y dirigentes demócratas se han alineado con Donald Trump en condenar las protestas contra los oficiales de su Gobierno por violaciones de derechos humanos en la frontera con México.

Miles de refugiados forzados a una marcha de la muerte en el desierto del Sahara

Por Bill Van Auken, 27 junio 2018

Las atrocidades que se reporta que lleva a cabo el gobierno argelino son parte de un ataque global a los inmigrantes por parte de las principales potencias capitalistas de Europa y América.

Temor a una guerra comercial afecta los mercados globales

Por Nick Beams, 27 junio 2018

El Gobierno de Trump presuntamente planea reclamar poderes presidenciales para imponer sanciones y justificarlas con la declaratoria de una “emergencia nacional”.

Obreros Argentinos protagonizan huelga masiva contra las medidas de austeridad de Macri

Por Rafael Azul, 27 junio 2018

El lunes, un paro total cerró el transito municipal, los bancos y aeropuertos a través de la Argentina.

New in Russian

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 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

The new Dred Scott: Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

27 June 2018

By upholding Trump’s power to seal the country’s borders, the court has granted the president limitless authority to enact his fascistic policies against immigrants and political opponents.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Elections

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

Socialist Equality Party, 27 June 2018

In the November 6 midterm elections, Niles will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in Michigan and around the world.

Commentary

Sex and the New York Times: When “Her Too” isn’t “Me Too”

By David Walsh, 27 June 2018

The New York Times discovers nuance in sexual behavior when it involves a reporter and a valuable source.

In defense of the Red Hen

By Andre Damon, 26 June 2018

Concentration camps in America

German government crisis: The working class needs its own strategy against anti-refugee agitation, militarism and war

By Johannes Stern, 26 June 2018

Teachers and the political struggle

By Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 26 June 2018

The British UCU Congress and the impossibility of reforming the trade unions

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 26 June 2018

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

By Andre Damon, 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”

Socialist Equality Party

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

The meeting began by paying tribute to the party’s founding general secretary Keerthi Balasuriya, Wilfred Pereira and all those who gave their lives to the fight for Trotskyism in Sri Lanka and South Asia.

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

Greetings from David North to the 50th anniversary meeting of the Sri Lankan SEP

By David North, 27 June 2018

For a half century, the party that was founded in 1968 by an extraordinary group of young revolutionaries has upheld the banner of the International Committee of the Fourth International.

SEP anniversary meeting in Sri Lanka denounces anti-immigrant attacks

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 27 June 2018

The following resolution was unanimously endorsed at the Sri Lankan Socialist Equality Party’s 50th anniversary meeting, held in Colombo this month.

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

Arts Review

Everything is Love? Beyoncé and Jay-Z flaunt their wealth

By Hiram Lee, 27 June 2018

The new album from music industry power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z is primarily a repugnant celebration of their own wealth and acquisitiveness.

Dominican-American author Junot Díaz: the latest artist victimized by the #MeToo campaign

By Sandy English, 26 June 2018

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

By Kevin Mitchell, 23 June 2018

Defend Julian Assange!

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

By our correspondents, 25 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

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 »

Workers Struggles

Argentine workers stage massive general strike against Macri’s austerity policies

By Rafael Azul, 26 June 2018

Trump proposes to privatize the US Postal Service

By Hector Cordon, 26 June 2018

Sri Lanka: Striking postal workers criticise the trade unions

By our correspondents, 26 June 2018

Australia: Toys ‘R’ Us closure to destroy 700 jobs

By Terry Cook, 26 June 2018

Chilean copper miners to strike against layoffs; Crane workers strike in Quebec
Workers Struggles: The Americas

26 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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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.

Science

Martian dust storm covers the entire planet

By Bryan Dyne, 25 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.

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

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.

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

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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.