EU backs anti-immigrant deal after Italy threatens to torpedo Brussels summit

By Alex Lantier, 29 June 2018

The EU has largely adopted the anti-refugee positions of far-right regimes in Italy, Austria and several Eastern European countries.

Ahead of Brussels summit, EU steps up attacks on refugees

Thousands of refugees forced onto death march into Sahara desert

More on the refugee crisis »

Anti-China “foreign interference” bills rammed through Australian parliament

By Mike Head, 29 June 2018

Totalling some 150 pages, the two bills constitute a far-reaching assault on fundamental legal and democratic rights.

New York Times restates Washington’s anti-China agenda in Sri Lanka

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 29 June 2018

The article is a warning to the politically divided Sri Lankan ruling elite not to deviate from Washington’s military-strategic script.

Unaccompanied immigrant children sent to New York are “disappeared” by ICE

By Steve Light, 29 June 2018

As refugee children were separated from parents at the southern border while seeking asylum in the United States, some were transferred almost 2,000 miles to New York City.

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

Five killed and others injured in Annapolis, Maryland Capital Gazette shooting

By Trévon Austin, 29 June 2018

Politicians responded to the latest mass killing with typical empty platitudes and condolences.

Teamsters resort to lies and intimidation to push sellout deal at UPS

By Hector Cordon, 29 June 2018

Teamsters officials are slandering opponents of the deal, which will introduce a new lower-paid tier of “hybrid drivers”

AT&T colludes with the NSA to carry out massive illegal surveillance

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 June 2018

A new investigative report by the Intercept reveals the highly institutionalized collusion between AT&T and the National Security Agency, enabling massive Internet surveillance.

Technology giants hold censorship meeting with US intelligence agencies

“Teachers will be in the classroom…there will be no labor activity”
Pennsylvania judge breaks teachers’ strike

By Adam Mclean, 29 June 2018

Less than 24 hours after teachers struck on June 19 in the small town of Dallas, a Luzerne County judge ordered them back to work.

UK: Haringey Council tower block residents lived in danger for 30 years

By Paul Bond, 29 June 2018

More than 200 families must leave their homes in Broadwater Farm, north London, as their tower blocks are at risk of collapse in the event of a gas explosion or even a vehicle impact.

UK: Residents lobby Haringey Labour council to oppose plans to demolish residential homes

By our reporters, 29 June 2018

A councillor from the Corbyn-supporting Momentum group was met with hostility from angry residents who shouted her remarks were “rubbish” and called her a “liar.”

Australian government pushes cuts to student loan scheme

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 June 2018

The Liberal-National government is seeking to force increasingly poverty-stricken young people to repay student debts.

New in Russian

Митинг в Сиднее в защиту Джулиана Ассанжа: Важный шаг вперед

29 июня 2018 г.

Международное социалистическое движение и рабочий класс являются решающими силами в борьбе по освобождению Джулиана Ассанжа и защите всех демократических прав.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Советское правительство национализирует ведущие отрасли промышленности

29 июня 2018 г.

Декрет Совета народных комиссаров от 28 июня 1918 года национализировал все предприятия добывающей отрасли, машиностроения, текстильной, электротехнической, лесопильной, деревообделочной, табачной, стекольной, керамической, кожевенной, резиновой и цементной промышленности, а также предпринятая железнодорожного транспорта, — с основным капиталом в один миллион рублей и более.

New in French

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

ABD'deki toplama kampları

Eric London, 29 Haziran 2018

Sosyalizm altında, işçiler, tacizlerin, gözaltıların ve sınırdışıların olmadığı bir dünyada diledikleri yere yolculuk edecek maddi kaynaklara ve yasal hakka sahip olacaklar.

AB sığınmacılara yönelik saldırıları arttırıyor

Alex Lantier, 29 Haziran 2018

AB'nin saldırısına karşı koymak, işçilerin göçmenlere ve sığınmacılara yönelik polis baskınlarına karşı direnişi ve grevleri örgütleyecek işyeri ve mahalle komitelerinde örgütlenmesini gerektirmektedir.

Sri Lanka SEP, 50. yıldönümü için güçlü bir toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 29 Haziran 2018

Sri Lanka’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SEP), 22 Haziran’da Colombo’da, 50. yıldönümünü kutlamak için başarılı bir toplantı düzenledi.

SEP’in Sri Lanka’daki 50. yıldönümü toplantısı göçmen karşıtı saldırıları mahkum etti

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), 29 Haziran 2018

Aşağıdaki karar, Sri Lanka’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin bu ay Colombo’da düzenlenen 50. yıldönümü toplantısında oybirliği ile kabul edildi.

David North’un Sri Lanka SEP’in 50. yıldönümü toplantısına gönderdiği kutlama mesajı

David North, 29 Haziran 2018

Sadece Sri Lanka’da değil ama Asya genelinde önümüzde duran mücadelelerde muazzam bir tarihsel rol oynamak SEP’in yazgısıdır.

New in German

EU verschärft Angriffe auf Flüchtlinge

Alex Lantier, 29. Juni 2018

Im Vorfeld des zweitägigen EU-Gipfels in Brüssel beginnen die EU-Mächte mit faschistischen Angriffen auf Flüchtlinge, die sich letztlich gegen die gesamte Arbeiterklasse richten.

New York: Die Bedeutung des Wahlsiegs von Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Patrick Martin, 29. Juni 2018

Ocasio-Cortez ist Mitglied der Democratic Socialists of America. In ihrer Wahlkampagne fand sich indessen nicht einmal eine Spur von echtem Sozialismus.

Das Erbe, das wir verteidigen – Vorwort zur Neuauflage zum 30. Jahrestag

David North, 29. Juni 2018

Am 5. August erscheint bei Mehring Books die englischsprachige Jubiläumsausgabe von Das Erbe, das wir verteidigen: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Vierten Internationale, von David North. Die Neuauflage der deutschen Übersetzung ist ebenfalls in Vorbereitung.

New in Spanish

El significado de la victoria de Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez en las primarias neoyorquinas

Por Patrick Martin, 28 junio 2018

Ocasio-Cortez de los Socialistas Democráticos de América no ofreció ni una pizca de socialismo auténtico en su campaña.

Candidato ultraderechista elegido cuando Colombia se convierte en “socio global” de la OTAN

Por Andrea Lobo, 28 junio 2018

En paralelo con el auge de fuerzas de la extrema derecha en Europa y EUA, la llegada al poder de Iván Duque representa una seria advertencia para los trabajadores en Colombia.

Sindicato docente termina “huelga indefinida” de 80.000 maestros en vísperas de las elecciones mexicanas

Por Alex González, 29 junio 2018

Los docentes estuvieron en huelga como parte de una lucha continua para la revocación de la legislación educativa nacional de 2013.

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

Supreme Court vacancy exposes bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

29 June 2018

Trump’s shaping of the Supreme Court following the resignation of Anthony Kennedy will mark another stage in the consolidation of power by far-right, fascistic forces over the institutions of the American state.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Leadership of Argentina’s Partido Obrero maintains silence on ties to right-wing Russian nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

As more information emerges about the right-wing connections of the Russian Stalinist introduced as a “comrade” in “refounding the Fourth International,” the leadership of the PO has maintained complete silence.

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

By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2018

Supreme Court rules against unions in Janus case

By Jerry White, 28 June 2018

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

By James Cogan, 28 June 2018

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

By David Walsh, 27 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

29 June 2018

Growing opposition to the attack on immigrants and democratic rights requires a clear political focus and policy.

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.

Science

Physics, poetry and the search for quantum gravity: Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2018

Rovelli’s works on modern physics combine a materialist approach to science with a popular approach of explanation that is informed by a knowledge of literature and philosophy.

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

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Final two days of strike action by French rail workers

29 June 2018

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

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

Trump proposes to privatize the US Postal Service

Sri Lanka: Striking postal workers criticise the trade unions

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.

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 »

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

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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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.

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.