Hundreds of thousands march against Trump’s persecution of immigrants

By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2018

There were protests in more than 700 locations, with the largest in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and New York City.

“This is like the 1930s. We have to come together and oppose it”
Protesting workers and youth defend immigrants

By our reporters, 2 July 2018

Demonstrators in many cities gave their views to the World Socialist Web Site. Below we publish interviews from Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York City.

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

Opposition mounts to Trump administration’s persecution of immigrants

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Australia: Biloela residents continue protests against deportation of Tamil refugee family

By Max Newman, 2 July 2018

A campaign by the people of a small rural Queensland town has brought to light the horrors of Australia’s anti-refugee regime.

Massive victory for Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexican elections

By Rafael Azul, 2 July 2018

The large support for AMLO and his Morena party is the product of widespread hostility to poverty, inequality, corruption and the militarization of society.

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

European Union warns of global trade war if US auto tariffs go ahead

By Nick Beams, 2 July 2018

An EU submission to the US Commerce Department warns of major reprisals if the Trump administration goes ahead with auto tariffs.

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

US financial board spars with Puerto Rican authorities over how best to pillage island

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 July 2018

Wall Street demands a fresh round of budget cuts as the social crisis on the US territory deepens.

Vice-President Pence threatens immigrants, Assange, and Venezuela during Latin America tour

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018

Facing a popular outcry against inhumane treatment of immigrants, Pence pressed for policies that will only exacerbate the desperate conditions pushing thousands to flee north.

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

Attacker stabs nine people at apartment complex housing refugees in Boise, Idaho

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 2 July 2018

According to the Boise police department, the number of victims was the most in a single incident in the city’s history.

Trump under pressure from US intelligence agencies over North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 2 July 2018

The Washington Post, citing unnamed US intelligence officials and undisclosed “evidence,” claimed that North Korea was planning to deceive the US over its pledge to denuclearise.

The NHS 70th anniversary rally in London: A vote of no confidence in Labour and the trade unions

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 2 July 2018

Despite their occasional holiday speeches pledging to defend the NHS, neither the Labour Party nor the trade unions have lifted a finger to prevent its evisceration.

“I believe the NHS is the greatest thing about British society”
British workers speak out in defence of public healthcare

By our reporters, 2 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party members and supporters spoke to people attending Saturday’s demonstration marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of the UK’s National Health Service.

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

Prince William visit seeks to reinforce Britain’s ties with Israel

By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2018

William’s visit was a very visible signal of Britain’s endorsement of Israel’s brutal suppression of the Palestinians and of the arch-criminal Netanyahu himself.

Air pollution leading cause of death among children in sub-Saharan Africa

By Eddie Haywood, 2 July 2018

Recent reports have confirmed the deadly effects of pervasive air pollution, which is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children across Africa every year.

Australian farmers testify to royal commission on predatory activities of banks

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 July 2018

Farmers gave evidence that the terms of their bank loans were changed without notice and that they were forced into near-destitution through foreclosures.

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ПСР Шри-Ланки проводит успешный митинг в честь своего 50-летия

От нашего корреспондента, 2 июля 2018 г.

Митинг начался с того, что была отдана дань памяти первому генеральному секретарю Кирти Баласурия, Вильфреду Перейре и всем тем, что отдал свою жизнь борьбе за троцкизм на Шри-Ланке и в Южной Азии.

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La classe lavoratrice e la guerra globale contro gli immigrati

Bill Van Auken, 2 luglio 2018

La brutalità e illegalità del governo Trump nello strappare bambini dai genitori al confine statunitense è parte di una guerra globale dei governi capitalisti contro I profughi.

New in French

L’Union européenne adopte une politique d’extrême-droite pour les réfugiés

Johannes Stern, 2 juillet 2018

Des centaines de personnes fuyant la pauvreté et la guerre se sont noyées en Méditerranée la semaine dernière suite à la répression réactionnaire de l’UE contre les réfugiés.

Les élections au Mexique et les tâches politiques de la classe ouvrière

Bill Van Auken, 2 juillet 2018

L’arrivée au pouvoir de López Obrador ne permettra pas de sortir de la crise actuelle, mais va l’intensifier fortement.

Podemos rencontre des nationalistes catalans au nom de Madrid

Alejandro López, 2 juillet 2018

Le nouveau gouvernement à Madrid soutenu par Podemos, cherche à donner un visage plus « démocratique » à la brutale répression policière de l’année dernière en Catalogne.

La direction du Partido Obrero argentin maintient le silence sur ses liens avec le nationalisme russe de droite

Bill Van Auken, 2 juillet 2018

A mesure que de plus en plus d’informations émergent sur les relations de la stalinienne russe présentée en tant que « camarade » dans la « refondation de la Quatrième Internationale » avec la droite, la direction du PO maintient un silence total.

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EU adopterer ytrehøyres flyktningepolitikk

Johannes Stern, 2 July 2018

Hundrevis av mennesker på flukt fra fattigdom og krig druknet i Middelhavet i løpet av den siste uka, som følge av EUs reaksjonære tilslag mot flyktninger.

EU støtter antiimmigrantavtale etter italienske trusler om å torpedere Brüssel-toppmøte

Alex Lantier, 2 July 2018

Romas trussel om å tvinge frem en kollaps av EU-toppmøtet peker på dype og voksende konflikter mellom de imperialistiske stormaktene, etter det nylige sammenbruddet av G7-toppmøtet.

New in Turkish

İşçi sınıfını göçmenlere yönelik iki partili saldırıya karşı harekete geçirin!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin bildirisi, 2 Temmuz 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SEP), göçmenlerin savunusunu, uluslararası işçi sınıfının devrimci, sosyalist hareketi ile birleştirme mücadelesine öncülük ediyor.

ABD savunma bakanı Çin’i ziyaret ederken gerilimler sürüyor

Peter Symonds, 2 Temmuz 2018

ABD ile Çin arasında tırmanan ticaret savaşı, söylentilere göre laf arasında tartışılmış olsa da, ekonomik ve askeri çatışmalar birbirlerine derinlemesine bağlıdır.

Partido Obrero önderliği sağcı Rus milliyetçiliği ile bağları konusunda sessizliğini koruyor

Bill Van Auken, 2 Temmuz 2018

Partido Obrero üyeleri, bir Stalinistin neden “Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in yeniden kuruluşu”nda önlerine bir müttefik olarak getirilmiş olduğu konusunda bir yanıtı hak etmektedirler.

Savas Michael’in “Yeni Dönem”inin ölümü

David North, 2 Temmuz 2018

Gerry Healy ile Savas Michael arasındaki bölünme, bu iki Troçkizm döneğinin ve Stalinist Sovyet bürokrasisi dalkavuğunun kirli ortaklığına seviyesiz ve acınası bir nokta koymuştur.

New in Spanish

Las elecciones en México y las tareas políticas de la clase obrera

Por Bill Van Auken, 2 julio 2018

La llegada al poder de López Obrador no representa ninguna salida a la actual crisis, sino su fuerte intensificación.

La Unión Europea adopta una política de refugiados de extrema derecha

Por Johannes Stern, 2 julio 2018

Cientos de personas que escapan de la pobreza y de la guerra se han ahogado en el Mediterráneo a lo largo de la semana pasada como resultado de la represión reaccionaria de la UE a los refugiados.

“Los ataques contra los inmigrantes están dirigidos a toda la clase trabajadora,” dice Niles Niemuth el candidato del PSI

Por nuestros reporteros, 2 julio 2018

Niemuth se unió a los equipos de campaña en Ann Arbor, juntando firmas para asegurar el acceso a la votación.

New in German

EU verschärft Terror gegen Flüchtlinge

Johannes Stern, 2. Juli 2018

Der EU-Gipfel Ende letzter Woche markiert einen gefährlichen Wendepunkt in der europäischen Nachkriegsgeschichte.

Die Wahlen in Mexiko und die politischen Aufgaben der Arbeiterklasse

Bill Van Auken, 2. Juli 2018

Der Wahlsieg von López Obrador wird keinen Ausweg aus der derzeitigen Krise bieten, sondern sie noch weiter verschärfen.

Wachsender Widerstand gegen Trumps Verfolgung von Immigranten

E.P. Milligan und Patrick Martin, 2. Juli 2018

Trumps „Alternative“ zur Trennung von Familien besteht darin, ganze Familien einzusperren. Jugendliche, kleine Kinder und sogar Säuglinge werden zusammen mit ihren Eltern inhaftiert.

Ungarn verfolgt Flüchtlingshelfer

Markus Salzmann, 2. Juli 2018

Das ungarische Parlament hat am 20. Juni mit großer Mehrheit ein Gesetzespaket angenommen, das die Unterstützung von Flüchtlingen unter Strafe stellt.

Partido Obrero unterdrückt Fragen zu Bündnis mit russischer Stalinistin, die Verbindungen zu Neofaschisten unterhält

Bill Van Auken, 2. Juli 2018

Die angebliche „Arbeiterpartei“ Argentiniens betreibt unter pseudolinker Vermittlung eine Annäherung an faschistische Kreise.

Das Ende von Savas Michaels „neuer Ära“

David North, 2. Juli 2018

Diese Analyse und Entlarvung von Savas Michael-Matsas‘ eingefleischtem Opportunismus erschien auf Englisch ursprünglich am 11. August 1989 und wurde in die Zeitschrift Vierte Internationale, Jg. 16, Nr. 3-4 (Juli-Dezember 1989) aufgenommen.

Die #MeToo-Bewegung und die Anklagen gegen Charlie Chaplin: Wie und warum das amerikanische Establishment Sexskandale erfindet

David Walsh, 2. Juli 2018

Mit Hilfe von rechten Klatschkolumnisten heckte das FBI eine aus sexuellen und politischen Aspekten bestehende Verleumdungskampagne gegen Chaplin aus.

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.

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Perspective

European Union intensifies campaign of terror against refugees

2 July 2018

The EU summit at the end of last week marked a dangerous turning point in post-World War II European history.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Ocasio-Cortez on “Meet the Press”: Double-talk, evasion and a disavowal of socialism

By Barry Grey, 2 July 2018

After winning a Democratic congressional nomination in New York City, DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has moved sharply to the right.

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

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

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

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

By Ed Hightower, 30 June 2018

Supreme Court vacancy exposes bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

Supreme Court rules against unions in Janus case

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

“I want a political organization that acknowledges that capitalism is not working”
SEP, IYSSE campaign for congressional candidate Niles Niemuth at pro-immigrant protest in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By our reporters, 2 July 2018

A team of SEP and IYSSE members intervened in Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” rally, collecting over 500 signatures to put Niles on the ballot in November.

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

Watch: SEP member Carlos Delgado addresses pro-immigrant rally in Ann Arbor

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

Arts Review

An interview with Mexican documentarian Juan Francisco Urrusti, director of In Exile: A Family Film
“The world should not be closing itself in—my father’s struggle was against all walls.”

By Kevin Mitchell, 2 July 2018

The WSWS spoke recently with the director of In Exile: A Family Film, a film about the Spanish Civil War and its consequences.

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

By David Walsh, 30 June 2018

25 years ago: Aristide signs US-brokered deal in Haiti

July 3, 1993: Deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide signed an agreement brokered by the US State Department granting a full amnesty to the military thugs responsible for the coup of September 30, 1991.

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50 years ago: Israel artillery barrages kill 31 Egyptian civilians and wound 58

July 8, 1968: Artillery shells fired by Israel across the Suez Canal landed in a populated area of Suez city, killing 31 Egyptian civilians and wounded another 58.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany launches Kursk offensive

July 5, 1943: German Armed Forces launched a major offensive code-named Operation Citadel, aimed at encircling and destroying Soviet forces in the Kursk Salient.

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100 years ago: Left Social Revolutionaries assassinate German ambassador in Moscow and stage revolt

On July 6, 1918, two members of the Left Social Revolutionary Party (Left SRs) assassinated Count Wilhelm von Mirbach, the German Ambassador in Moscow.

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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.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Workers Struggles

“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

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

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 »

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

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.