Ahead of Brussels summit, EU steps up attacks on refugees

By Alex Lantier, 28 June 2018

As the European Union opens a two-day summit in Brussels today, it is launching a fascistic assault on refugees ultimately aimed at the entire working class.

Supreme Court rules against unions in Janus case

By Jerry White, 28 June 2018

Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case is a defeat for the union bureaucracy, not the workers.

Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement from Supreme Court

By Ed Hightower and Eric London, 28 June 2018

The retirement of the “swing vote” justice gives Trump the opportunity to shift the court to the far-right.

The new Dred Scott: Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

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

Syriza and EU plan decades of austerity measures and privatizations

By Katerina Selin, 28 June 2018

At a meeting of euro finance ministers on June 21, the EU states came to an agreement on the formal withdrawal of Greece from the European Union’s so-called “rescue programs.”

Tensions continue as US defence secretary visits China

By Peter Symonds, 28 June 2018

While both sides sought to put a positive spin on the trip, relations have deteriorated as a result of Washington’s confrontational stance toward Beijing.

Trump goes with Mnuchin plan on Chinese investment

By Nick Beams, 28 June 2018

The move appears to have been motivated to a considerable extent by Wall Street’s reaction to a more hardline proposal that prompted the Dow to fall at one point by 500 points on Monday.

US assault on immigrants continues as Democrats denounce protests against Trump officials

By Alec Andersen, 28 June 2018

While Trump is escalating his fascistic attacks on immigrants, the Democrats are seeking to contain public opposition to his immigration policies.

Leaked manual reveals ICE informants posing as attorneys, clergy

In defense of the Red Hen

Concentration camps in America

Eritrean teenagers commit suicide in UK while awaiting permission to stay

By Thomas Scripps, 28 June 2018

The suicides of three Eritrean teenage refugees in the UK in just six months tragically demonstrates the human cost of Europe’s “border security.”

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

Another suicide in Australian immigration prison camp

Thousands of refugees forced onto death march into Sahara desert

More on the refugee crisis »

Murder charges filed against East Pittsburgh police officer in shooting death of teenager

By Samuel Davidson, 28 June 2018

Michael Rosfeld shot and killed a 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. last week as he ran from a car after it was pulled over by police.

US primaries choose Democratic, Republican nominees in seven states

By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2018

Four more candidates with backgrounds in the military-intelligence apparatus won Democratic nominations Tuesday in competitive congressional seats.

New laws tabled in Australia to deploy troops to suppress domestic unrest

By Mike Head, 28 June 2018

The “war on terrorism” is again being exploited to expand powers to call out the military at home.

Sri Lankan unions betray national postal strike

By W.A. Sunil, 28 June 2018

The unions called off the indefinite walkout after accepting vague promises from government authorities.

New in Russian

Аргентинская Рабочая партия пытается «реконструировать» Четвертый Интернационал в союзе со сталинизмом

Эрик Лондон и Билл Вэн Оукен, 28 июня 2018 г.

Попытка создать международную тенденцию, основываясь на подавлении уроков истории Четвертого Интернационала, может привести только к предательству рабочего класса.

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Le nouveau Dred Scott: la Cour suprême confirme l’interdiction de voyager de Trump

Eric London, 28 juin 2018

En confirmant le pouvoir de Trump de boucler hermétiquement les frontières du pays, le tribunal a accordé au président une autorité illimitée pour dicter la politique fascisante qu’il dirige contre les migrants et les opposants politiques.

Le PES au Sri Lanka tient une réunion forte pour son 50e anniversaire

Nos correspondants, 28 juin 2018

La réunion a débuté par un hommage au secrétaire général fondateur du parti, Keerthi Balasuriya, à Wilfred Pereira et à tous ceux qui ont donné leur vie pour la lutte pour le trotskysme au Sri Lanka et en Asie du Sud.

New in Turkish

Binlerce sığınmacı Sahra Çölü’ne doğru ölüm yürüyüşüne zorlanıyor

Bill Van Auken, 28 Haziran 2018

Hem Avrupa'daki hem de ABD'deki “göçmen krizi”, işçi sınıfını bölmeyi ve kapitalizmin yaratmış olduğu kötüleşen koşulların suçunu nüfusun en fazla ezilen kesimlerinin üstüne atmayı amaçlayan tehlikeli bir siyasi yalandır.

İtalya sığınmacı gemisi Lifeline'ı zor durumda bıraktı

Alex Lantier, 28 Haziran 2018

Avrupa Birliği (AB) içindeki artan çatışmaların ortasında, İtalya hükümeti, 23 Haziran Cumartesi günü, Alman kurtarma gemisi Mission Lifeline'ı, 239 sığınmacı ile birlikte zor durumda bıraktı.

Frankfurt Üniversitesi’ndeki sağcı sansüre karşı çıkın

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler, 28 Haziran 2018

Frankfurt Üniversitesi’nde sağcı ve aşırı sağcı gruplara öğrenci birliğinin odaları verilirken, solcu, Marksist bir grub olan IYSSE sansürleniyor.

New in German

Oberster US-Gerichtshof bestätigt Trumps Einreiseverbot

Eric London, 28. Juni 2018

Mit der Bekräftigung von Trumps Einreiseverbot hat das Oberste Gericht dem US-Präsidenten grenzenlose Vollmachten verliehen, um seine faschistische Politik gegen Immigranten und politische Gegner durchzusetzen.

USA: Technologiekonzerne diskutieren mit Geheimdiensten über Internetzensur

Will Morrow, 28. Juni 2018

Die Washington Post beschrieb das Treffen als „neuen Versuch der Technologiebranche, engere Beziehungen zu den Strafverfolgungsbehörden zu entwickeln“.

Linkspartei unterstützt flüchtlingsfeindliche Regierungspolitik

Johannes Stern, 28. Juni 2018

Während die SPD den flüchtlingsfeindlichen Kurs vorantreibt, die Grünen sich hinter Merkel und die EU stellen, bringt es die Linkspartei sogar fertig, die Große Koalition von rechts anzugreifen.

Fünfzig Jahre Socialist Equality Party Sri Lanka
Bewaffnet die Arbeiterklasse mit dem Programm des sozialistischen Internationalismus und einer revolutionären Führung!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 28. Juni 2018

Im Zentrum des 50-jährigen Kampfs der RCL/SEP steht ihr Eintreten für die politische Unabhängigkeit der Arbeiterklasse und das Programm der Permanenten Revolution.

Grüße von David North an die Versammlung zum 50. Jahrestag der srilankischen SEP

David North, 28. Juni 2018

Seit einem halben Jahrhundert hält die Partei, die 1968 von einer außergewöhnlichen Gruppe junger Revolutionäre gegründet wurde, das Banner des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale aufrecht.

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El nuevo Dred Scott: la Corte Suprema ratifica veto a viajantes de Trump

Por Eric London, 28 junio 2018

La ratificación del poder de Trump para cerrar las fronteras del país le ha concedido una autoridad irrestricta para implementar sus políticas de tinte fascista contra los inmigrantes y oponentes políticos.

Podemos se reúne con los nacionalistas catalanes en nombre de Madrid

Por Alejandro López, 28 junio 2018

El nuevo gobierno de Madrid, respaldado por Podemos, está buscando darle una cara más “democrática” a la brutal represión policial del año pasado en Cataluña.

López Obrador mantiene una gran ventaja en las encuestas para las elecciones presidenciales mexicanas

Por Don Knowland, 28 junio 2018

Morena y su coalición podría barrer el Congreso y amenazar la viabilidad continuada de otros partidos.

Manual filtrado revela que informantes del ICE se hacen pasar por abogados, clérigos

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 28 junio 2018

Un manual nuevo del ICE ha expuesto las políticas de la organización para llevar a cabo operaciones ilegales encubiertas contra los inmigrantes.

Los docentes y la lucha política

Por Nancy Hanover y Jerry White, 28 junio 2018

Tras la traición sindical de sus huelgas y protestas, los maestros se están postulando para escaños en los cuerpos legislativos estatales en números sin precedentes, presentando cuestiones políticas fundamentales para la clase obrera.

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

What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

28 June 2018

A member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez offered not a hint of genuine socialism in her campaign.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Elections

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth wins support from workers and youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By our reporter, 28 June 2018

Students and workers who signed to put Niles on the ballot spoke out against the attacks on immigrants and imperialist war.

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

Socialist Equality Party, 27 June 2018

Defend Julian Assange!

US Democratic senators demand eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy

By James Cogan, 28 June 2018

Leading Democratic senators, including Diane Feinstein and Mark Warner, have declared they are “extremely concerned about Ecuador providing asylum for WikiLeaks founder 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 »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 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!

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

Commentary

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

By David Walsh, 27 June 2018

Technology giants hold censorship meeting with US intelligence agencies

By Will Morrow, 27 June 2018

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

By Steve James, 27 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”

Arts Review

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

By Hiram Lee, 27 June 2018

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

By Sandy English, 26 June 2018

Science

Martian dust storm covers the entire planet

By Bryan Dyne, 25 June 2018

Workers Struggles

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

By Alex González, 27 June 2018

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.

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

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.