After nuclear talks, North Korea denounces Washington’s “gangster-like” demands

By Peter Symonds, 9 July 2018

The lack of progress towards any agreement between Washington and Pyongyang threatens a rapid slide back towards confrontation and war.

Australia’s foreign interference laws threaten whistleblowers and media freedom

By James Cogan, 9 July 2018

In 2010, Assange and WikiLeaks had committed no crime for informing millions about US war crimes. Today, under the new legislation, such courageous actions could attract a penalty of decades in jail.

SEP to hold meetings in Melbourne and Newcastle on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

Persecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange continues

Following passage of “foreign interference” laws
Australia pushes Pacific Pact to combat China

Four Thai boys trapped in flooded cave brought to safety

By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2018

Eight boys and their soccer coach still remain trapped as international rescue efforts intensify.

Resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis prompts talk of leadership contest, British general election

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 9 July 2018

Fear of triggering a general election is all that continues to hold the Tory party together, such is the depth of the rift over Europe.

Federal judge denies Trump administration request for extension to reunite migrant families

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 9 July 2018

The corporate media has effectively dropped coverage of the 3,000 children languishing in immigration detention facilities across the country.

Hundreds more immigrant children detained than previously reported

Trauma continues for immigrant children in US detention

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

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Assault on port of Hodeidah resumes as US escalates Yemen intervention

By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2018

Fighting over the weekend killed at least 165 people in the US-backed offensive against the port city that serves as the only lifeline for three quarters of Yemen’s population.

US prosecutors dismiss charges for all remaining J20 defendants

By E.P. Milligan, 9 July 2018

The decision to drop charges against those arrested for opposing Trump's inauguration, exposes the fraud of the trials themselves.

State of California reeling from record high temperatures, early wildfire season

By Dan Conway, 9 July 2018

Record high temperatures in California last weekend caused energy demand to reach an all-time high, leaving many tens of thousands without power, and fires across the state.

Use of heavy sedative by Minneapolis police under investigation

By Anthony Bertolt, 9 July 2018

Details were leaked last month from a report which details multiple instances where police directed paramedics to inject ketamine into individuals who were already restrained and/or handcuffed.

Paramedic’s suicide points to crisis in Australian ambulance services

By John Mackay and Cheryl Crisp, 9 July 2018

Tony Jenkins, 54, took his own life following a meeting with senior management in the New South Wales Ambulance Service.

Another Indonesian ferry disaster, 34 confirmed dead

By John Harris, 9 July 2018

The tragedy is the third in a month, highlighting the woefully inadequate maritime infrastructure and regulatory apparatus that is the responsibility of successive governments.

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Les ONG dénoncent la complicité de la France dans la torture en Egypte

Francis Dubois, 9 juillet 2018

Un rapport publié par des organisations humanitaires documente la participation depuis 2013 de sociétés et de l‘Etat français à la répression des travailleurs en Egypte.

La guerre commerciale et l’indépendance politique de la classe ouvrière

Nick Beams, 9 juillet 2018

À la veille de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Léon Trotsky écrivait que la bourgeoisie « marche maintenant les yeux fermés à la catastrophe économique et militaire ». Quatre-vingts ans après, ses mots ont une résonance profonde.

New in Spanish

La guerra comercial y la independencia política de la clase obrera

Por Nick Beams, 9 julio 2018

En vísperas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, León Trotsky escribió que la burguesía “se desliza como por un tobogán con los ojos cerrados hacia una catástrofe económica y militar”. Sus palabras reverberan fuertemente ocho décadas más tarde.

Cientos de niños inmigrantes más detenidos de lo que se informó anteriormente

Por Eric London, 9 julio 2018

Los padres de 19 niños que son menores de cinco años ya han sido deportados. Muchos nunca volverán a ver sus hijos

Detalles del informe de la OCDE
“Recuperación" económica mundial sin aumentos salariales

Por Patrick Martin, 9 julio 2018

Una investigación del grupo de los treinta y seis países mejor desarrollados del mundo informa que el aumento de empleos mal pagados y a tiempo parcial ha frenado el crecimiento de ingresos para los obreros.

Partido Socialdemócrata alemán apoya ofensiva brutal contra refugiados

Por Marianne Arens, 9 julio 2018

El SPD se ha atrincherado detrás de la política sobre refugiados del ministro del Interior, Horst Seehofer, de sellar las fronteras del país, acelerar las deportaciones y establecer campos de detención.

Conflicto entre Gobierno polaco y oposición por control de Suprema Corte se intensifica

Por Clara Weiss, 9 julio 2018

Detrás del conflicto entre el PiS y la oposición liberal, hay divisiones en la burguesía sobre la dirección de la política exterior y sobre cómo desviar y suprimir la resistencia social.

Después de aprobar las leyes contra la “interferencia extranjera”
Australia promueve un Pacto del Pacífico para luchar contra China

Por Mike Head, 9 julio 2018

Las dos potencias imperialistas regionales buscan reforzar su domino en el Pacífico suroeste, en alianza con EE UU.

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Konzentrationslager in Deutschland und Europa

Johannes Stern, 9. Juli 2018

Neben der brutalen Abschottung der „Festung Europa“ und Massenabschiebungen sieht die Flüchtlingspolitik der Bundesregierung und der EU auch die Errichtung regelrechter Konzentrationslager für Flüchtlinge in Deutschland und ganz Europa vor.

Handelskrieg und die politische Unabhängigkeit der Arbeiterklasse

Nick Beams, 9. Juli 2018

Am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs schrieb Leo Trotzki, dass die Bourgeoisie „mit geschlossenen Augen in eine wirtschaftliche und militärische Katastrophe“ schlittere. Achtzig Jahre später sind seine Worte hochaktuell.

Tausende demonstrieren gegen menschenverachtende Flüchtlingspolitik

Gustav Kemper, 9. Juli 2018

Am Samstag demonstrierten tausende Menschen unter der Losung „Stoppt das Sterben im Mittelmeer“ gegen die menschenverachtende Flüchtlingspolitik der Bundesregierung und der Europäischen Union.

Verfolgung von Wikileaks-Gründer Julian Assange geht weiter

James Cogan, 9. Juli 2018

Die Regierungen der USA, Großbritanniens und Australiens nutzen die ecuadorianische Regierung, um Assange körperlich und geistig zu brechen, indem sie ihm jeden Kontakt nach außen und den Empfang von Besuch verweigern.

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Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает Найлса Нимута кандидатом в Конгресс США по 12 округу в Мичигане

Партия Социалистического Равенства, 9 июля 2018 г.

В преддверии промежуточных выборов в Конгресс, которые состоятся 6 ноября, Найлс будет вести кампанию на основе социалистической, антивоенной и антикапиталистической программы в интересах рабочего класса Мичигана и всего мира.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Левые эсеры убивают в Москве германского посла и поднимают мятеж

9 июля 2018 г.

6 июля 1918 года два члена Партии левых социалистов-революционеров (левых эсеров) убили графа Вильгельма фон Мирбаха, германского посла в Москве.

New in Turkish

Ticaret savaşı ve işçi sınıfının siyasi bağımsızlığı

Nick Beams, 9 Temmuz 2018

Ekonomik ulusalcılığın bütün biçimlerine karşı siyasi mücadele yürütülmeli ve bu tür bir politikanın işçilerin işlerini ve yaşam standartlarını koruyabileceği yalanı reddedilmelidir.

Syriza’nın AB kemer sıkma programı üzerine referandumunun üçüncü yılı

Alex Lantier, 9 Temmuz 2018

Syriza’ya oy vermiş işçiler, sağcı kemer sıkma politikaları dayatmaya, demokratik haklara saldırmaya ve emperyalist savaşı desteklemeye kararlı bir hükümetle karşılaştılar.

Avusturya: Viyana’da 100.000 kişi çalışma “reformları”na karşı gösteri yaptı

Markus Salzmann, 9 Temmuz 2018

Hükümet politikaları halkın büyük kısmı tarafından reddedilirken, sendikalar ve sosyal demokratlar toplumsal muhalefeti ve öfkeyi zararsız kanallara yönlendirmeye çalışıyor.

WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange’a yönelik zulüm sürüyor

James Cogan, 9 Temmuz 2018

Assange’ı savunma mücadelesi, uluslararası işçi sınıfını, temel demokratik haklara yönelik süregiden saldırılara ve diktatörlük ve savaş tehlikesine karşı uyarıp harekete geçirme mücadelesinden ayrılamaz.

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

Refugees ensnared in European dragnet

9 July 2018

Germany’s establishment parties have agreed to set up mass refugee internment camps inside the country, based on the criminal and racist immigration policies of the neo-fascists.

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Autoworkers struggles

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

Hundreds of family members, friends and co-workers attended a memorial picnic in suburban Detroit Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life of the young autoworker who died at the Woodhaven Stamping plant last October.

“This is a day to honor Coby”
Family of Jacoby Hennings to celebrate young autoworker’s life

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Commentary

The “anti-fascism” of Podemos: A cover for Spain’s anti-worker Socialist Party government

By Alejandro López, 9 July 2018

Spain’s minority Socialist Party government, backed by Podemos, is announcing symbolic measures targeting Francisco Franco’s fascist regime.

The ISO’s Socialism 2018 Conference: Socialist phraseology in the service of American imperialism

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 July 2018

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2018

Wall Street rebounds after federal jobs report shows continued wage stagnation

The Case of Sobchak: A film by, about and for the Russian oligarchy

Three years since Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece

Portugal’s Left Bloc fears backlash for its role propping up Socialist Party

UK mounts fresh offensive against Russia following second alleged novichok poisoning

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”

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

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

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

25 years ago: US helicopter gunships kill scores in Somalia

A US attack force of 17 Cobra helicopter gunships and Blackhawk helicopters struck a neighborhood in the center of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

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50 years ago: Jobless youth protest in New York City

On July 10, 1968, youth seeking jobs through President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” programs began protests in New York City against cuts in the program ordered by Mayor John V. Lindsay.

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75 years ago: Allied forces invade Sicily

On July 9, 1943, the military forces of the Allied powers began the invasion of the Italian island of Sicily.

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100 years ago: German army makes last large offensive in Second Battle of the Marne

On July 15, 1918, the Imperial German Army made its last large-scale attack on the Western Front, initiating a conflict that became known as the Second Battle of the Marne.

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Workers Struggles

New Zealand nurses speak to WSWS opposing sellout deal

By Tom Peters, 7 July 2018

Nurses denounced the union-backed proposed agreement, which keeps wages low and maintains severe under-staffing of hospitals.

New Zealand nurses denounce union promotion of sellout deal

Outrage over union’s cancellation of New Zealand nurses’ strike

Arts Review

Killing Eve: A television series about a soulless psychopath and her pursuer

By David Walsh, 7 July 2018

Mary Shelley: Prometheus trivialized

By Joanne Laurier, 5 July 2018

The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People: More of the same selfish, racial politics

Science

Large Hadron Collider resumes operations

By Joe Mount, 4 July 2018

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

By Bryan Dyne, 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!

More support from Sri Lanka for WikiLeaks editor

By our correspondents, 4 July 2018

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

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018

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

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

“Julian fights for peace and defends democratic rights”
Watch: Workers at SEP rally in Sydney demand freedom for Julian Assange

Ecuadorian foreign minister warns that Julian Assange’s political asylum is “not forever”

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London’s Grenfell Tower disaster: The cost of cuts and privatisation in firefighting

By Paul Bond, 3 July 2018

Grenfell Tower inferno: Experts’ reports highlight “culture of non-compliance” on fire safety

Police to investigate London Fire Brigade over Grenfell fire: The real criminals remain at large

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Britain's National Health Service

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.