Opposition mounts to Trump administration’s persecution of immigrants

By E.P. Milligan and Patrick Martin, 30 June 2018

The Trump “solution” to the cruelty of family separation is the provocation of family imprisonment, jailing teenagers, younger children, even babies along with their parents.

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

29 June 2018

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

Trump administration planning massive expansion of jails for immigrant children

Trump executive order: Indefinite detention of immigrant families, 2,300 children to remain separated from parents

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European Union adopts far-right refugee policy

By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2018

Hundreds of people fleeing poverty and war have drowned in the Mediterranean over the past week as a result of the EU’s reactionary crackdown on refugees.

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

Ahead of Brussels summit, EU steps up attacks on refugees

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Who are Trump’s 25 candidates for the Supreme Court?

By Ed Hightower, 30 June 2018

Trump’s possible nominees span the ideological spectrum, from the far right to the arch-reactionary.

Ex-spy and lawyer face jail for exposing Australian bugging operation in East Timor

By Mike Head, 30 June 2018

The ruling establishment regards the exposure of the illegal surveillance as a threat to the US-led “Five Eyes” global spy network.

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

US sanctions against Iran aimed at regime change

By Peter Symonds, 30 June 2018

Companies that fail to stop buying Iranian oil by November 4 face being excluded from the US financial system.

Quebec construction unions shut down week-long wildcat strike by crane operators

By Laurent Lafrance, 30 June 2018

The Quebec Liberal government intervened aggressively against the strike, threatening to prosecute strikers and demanding the unions suppress it.

Europe’s unions pledge unity with big business as trade war escalates

By Robert Stevens, 30 June 2018

While framed around Brexit, the underlying impulse of the joint statement between the union federations and business groups is the developing trade war between the United States and the European Union.

Expert witness on Grenfell Fire: Cladding on Grenfell Tower was “a major hazard”

By Trevor Johnson, 30 June 2018

Fire safety specialist, Dr. Barbara Lane, testifies to Grenfell inquiry that safety systems were either compromised or completely absent.

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

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

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New Zealand: Staff cuts and library closures at the University of Auckland

By Sam Price, 30 June 2018

University of Auckland authorities have responded to a funding freeze by the Labour government by announcing the shutdown of three specialist libraries and job cuts.

New in Arabic

آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

New in Norwegian

EU stepper opp angrep på flyktninger før Brüssel-toppmøtet

Alex Lantier, 28 June 2018

Når EU i dag åpner et to-dagers toppmøte i Brüssel lanseres det et fascistisk angrep mot flyktninger som i siste instans er rettet mot hele arbeiderklassen.

Demokratiske senatorer krever Julian Assanges utkastelse fra den ekvadorianske ambassaden i London

James Cogan, 28 June 2018

Ledende demokratiske senatorer, inkludert Diane Feinstein og Mark Warner, har erklært at de er «ekstremt bekymret over at Ecuador gir asyl til WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren Julian Assange.»

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.

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US-Demokraten lassen Trump am Obersten Gerichtshof freie Hand

Joseph Kishore, 30. Juni 2018

Nach dem Rückzug von Anthony Kennedy festigt Trump die Kontrolle faschistischer Kräfte über die Institutionen des amerikanischen Staats.

EU übernimmt Flüchtlingspolitik der extremen Rechten

Johannes Stern, 30. Juni 2018

Nach dem Gipfel von Brüssel steht die EU so weit rechts, dass sie von nationalistischen und rechtsextremen Kräften in ganz Europa bejubelt wird.

Nach Italiens Veto-Drohung: EU unterstützt Deal gegen Immigranten

Alex Lantier, 30. Juni 2018

Die EU übernimmt die flüchtlingsfeindliche Haltung der rechtsextremen Regimes in Italien, Österreich und mehrerer osteuropäischer Staaten.

EU-Gipfel kriminalisiert NGO-Seenotretter

Marianne Arens, 30. Juni 2018

Die EU-Staaten sind dabei, sich vom Völkerrecht, der Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention und der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention zu verabschieden.

Berliner Polizei erhält mobile Wachen

Sven Heymanns, 30. Juni 2018

Mit der Aufstellung mobiler Polizeiwachen an zentralen Plätzen der Hauptstadt bereiten sich SPD, Grüne und Linkspartei darauf vor, sozialen Widerstand und Protest im Keim zu ersticken.

Verteidigt alle Arbeitsplätze bei Halberg-Guss

Christoph Vandreier, 30. Juni 2018

Während die Arbeiter von NHG ihre Arbeitsplätze verteidigen wollen, geht es der IG Metall darum, den VW Konzern auf Kosten der Beschäftigten im Preiskampf mit Zulieferern zu unterstützen.

IYSSE-Veranstaltung in Karlsruhe
Die Aktualität des Marxismus

unseren Korrespondenten, 30. Juni 2018

Die Reihe zum 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx wurde am 27. Juni mit einer Veranstaltung am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie fortgesetzt.

New in Spanish

La vacante en la Corte Suprema expone la bancarrota del Partido Demócrata

Por Joseph Kishore, 30 junio 2018

Tras la renuncia de Anthony Kennedy, la reconfiguración de la Corte Suprema por parte de Trump marca otra etapa en la consolidación del poder en manos de fuerzas ultraderechistas y de tinte fascista.

Dirigencia del Partido Obrero argentino mantiene silencio sobre lazos con nacionalismo derechista ruso

Por Bill Van Auken, 30 junio 2018

Mientras sigue apareciendo información sobre las conexiones derechistas de la estalinista rusa presentada como una “compañera” en la “refundación de la Cuarta Internacional”, los dirigentes del PO se mantienen en silencio.

¡Movilizar la clase trabajadora contra el ataque antiinmigrante de los dos partidos burgueses!
Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (SEP)

30 junio 2018

La creciente oposición al ataque contra los inmigrantes y los derechos democráticos requiere un foco político claro y una política definida.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 7—La línea centrista de la OCI (3)

Peter Schwarz, 30 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.

Antes de la cumbre de Bruselas, la UE intensifica sus ataques contra refugiados

Por Alex Lantier, 30 junio 2018

La UE ha adoptado en gran medida las posiciones antirrefugiados de los regímenes ultraderechistas en Italia, Austria y varios países de Europa del este.

Syriza y la UE planean décadas de medidas de austeridad y privatizaciones

Por Katerina Selin, 30 junio 2018

En una reunión de ministros de finanzas de países de la UE el 21 de junio, los Estados de la UE llegaron a un acuerdo sobre la retirada formal de Grecia de los llamados “programas de rescate” de la Unión Europea.

AT&T colabora con la NSA para llevar a cabo un espionaje ilegal masivo

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 30 junio 2018

Un nuevo informe de investigación por parte de The Intercept revela la confabulación altamente institucionalizada entre AT&T y la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad, lo que permite una vigilancia masiva del Internet.

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Perspective

The elections in Mexico and the political tasks of the working class

30 June 2018

The coming to power of López Obrador will yield not a way out of the current crisis, but rather its sharp intensification.

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth says “the attacks on immigrants are aimed at the entire working class”

By our reporters, 30 June 2018

Niemuth joined Socialist Equality Party campaign teams in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, collecting signatures to secure ballot access.

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

Stop the NHS sell-off: Build rank-and-file committees
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

30 June 2018

No confidence can be placed in the trade unions or the Labour Party to reverse NHS underfunding and privatisation, much less defend the principle of socialised health care.

Arts Review

The Seagull: Is there a “Chekhovian mood” at present?

By David Walsh, 30 June 2018

Michael Mayer has directed a new film version of Russian writer Anton Chekhov’s play, The Seagull, written in 1895 and first produced in 1896.

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

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.

Supreme Court vacancy exposes bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

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

By Trévon Austin, 29 June 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Thousands of West Bengal textile workers locked out; New Zealand nurses union cancels planned strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

30 June 2018

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

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

By Adam Mclean, 29 June 2018

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

By Hector Cordon, 29 June 2018

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

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.

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 »

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

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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.