Trump denounces Germany and Europe at NATO summit

By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2018

A month after the collapse of the G7 economic summit, diplomatic and military ties between Washington and the European Union are rapidly disintegrating.

US-Europe conflicts erupt in run-up to NATO summit in Brussels

Trump escalates trade war against China

By Nick Beams, 12 July 2018

The statement issued by the US trade representative was that of an imperial overlord whose word is law, to be obeyed without question, with any opposition to be met by escalating reprisals.

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

Iraq war contractor ran US detention centre for immigrant children

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 12 July 2018

MVM, a private contractor that supplied guards for CIA prisons in Iraq, ran a secret detention site for immigrant children in Phoenix, Arizona.

Trump administration defends missing court deadline to reunite immigrant families

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

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Twenty thousand demonstrate in Düsseldorf, Germany against police state attacks on democratic rights

By our correspondents, 12 July 2018

Last Saturday, 20,000 workers and young people marched from Düsseldorf Central Station to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament to protest the new police law planned by the state government.

German interior minister’s “Master Plan” for refugees: Internment camps and mass deportations

By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2018

With its “Migration Master Plan,” the grand coalition government has adopted the refugee policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany.

Refugees ensnared in European dragnet

Natural gas explosion kills firefighter in Wisconsin

By Jacob Crosse, 12 July 2018

A massive natural gas explosion erupted Tuesday evening in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, killing a volunteer firefighter and injuring 11 other people.

One worker killed, one injured hours apart at Florida’s Walt Disney World

By Jessica Goldstein, 12 July 2018

Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33, was killed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in an accident with a Toro utility cart.

Open letter to NZ nurses’ Facebook group: Reverse the ban on WSWS articles and criticisms of the union

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 12 July 2018

In the lead-up to today’s nationwide strike by health workers, the administrators of “New Zealand, please hear our voice” deleted WSWS articles and many comments criticising the union’s attempt to shut down the movement.

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) to hold online forum: The way forward for nurses and health workers

Australia’s new “foreign interference” laws: A threat to anti-war dissent

By Mike Head, 12 July 2018

The unprecedented laws were demanded by Washington as a model for legislation to demonise and suppress opposition to war, particularly against China.

Ultra-nationalist US demagogue Stephen Bannon hails Australia’s new foreign interference laws

Youth mental health problems and suicides rising sharply in UK

By Alice Summers, 12 July 2018

The consequence of the burdens of stress, debt and lack of prospects, combined with poor access to mental health treatment, is a sharp rise in mental health problems and suicides among young people.

The July 3 Whitstable fire and the Grenfell inferno

Statement by the Grenfell Fire Forum, 12 July 2018

Whitstable House is known as the “tower next door” to Grenfell, which was destroyed on June 14, 2017 in the inferno that claimed 72 lives.

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Les conflits entre les États-Unis et l‘UE éclatent avant le sommet de l‘OTAN à Bruxelles

Alex Lantier, 11 juillet 2018

Un mois après l‘effondrement du sommet du G7 au Québec du aux mesures de guerre commerciales de Washington, Trump et les responsables européens ont échangé des menaces avant le sommet d‘aujourd‘hui.

Efforts concertés pour sauver le gouvernement May et les chances pour un «Brexit doux»

Chris Marsden, 12 juillet 2018

Le président américain Trump n'a pas caché son hostilité à l'égard de l'UE et son désir d'affaiblir ce qu'il voit comme un bloc commercial concurrent et qui vont jusqu’au soutien du Brexit et à l’imposition de sanctions.

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Resistencia arrodillada: la fraudulenta oposición del Partido Demócrata a la nominación de Kavanaugh

Por Patrick Martin, 12 julio 2018

A pesar de asumir la pose de oposición, los senadores demócratas no tienen intención alguna de emprender una lucha seria contra la confirmación del reaccionario juez federal, Brett Kavanaugh, a la Corte Suprema.

Conflictos entre EE UU y Europa surgen en vísperas de la cumbre de la OTAN en Bruselas

Por Alex Lantier, 12 julio 2018

Un mes después de que la cumbre del G7 de Quebec se rompiera sobre las medidas de guerra comercial de Washington, Trump y los funcionarios de la UE intercambiaron amenazas antes de la cumbre de hoy.

La administración Trump defiende su falta de cumplir con la fecha límite para reunificar a las familias inmigrantes

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 12 julio 2018

En una maniobra política calculada y cruel, la administración declaró públicamente que no podía liberar a los niños porque no podía ubicar o investigar a sus padres.

El camino adelante para los trabajadores de UPS

Por Tom Hall, 12 julio 2018

El World Socialist Web Site llama a los trabajadores de UPS a formar comités de base para movilizar a todos los trabajadores de UPS, sean de tiempo parcial o completo, junto con aquellos en Amazon, FedEx, el servicio postal y otras secciones de la clase obrera.

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Keine Verbündeten mehr: Trump eskaliert Drohungen gegen Europa

Andre Damon, 11. Juli 2018

Der NATO-Gipfel in dieser Woche – der eigentlich die europäische Aufrüstung zur Schau stellen sollte – wird von scharfen, unversöhnlichen Spannungen zwischen den USA und Europa überschattet.

Seehofers „Masterplan“: Internierungslager für Flüchtlinge und Massenabschiebungen

Johannes Stern, 11. Juli 2018

Mit dem „Masterplan Migration“ übernimmt die Große Koalition endgültig die Flüchtlingspolitik der rechtsextremen AfD.

Fusion Karstadt–Kaufhof bedroht Tausende Arbeitsplätze

Marianne Arens, 11. Juli 2018

Noch in diesem Monat sollen Karstadt und Kaufhof zu einer Warenhaus AG fusionieren, deren Mehrheitsaktionär der Milliardär René Benko sein wird. Die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft Verdi arbeitet mit Benko seit Jahren zusammen.

Mazedonien: Namensänderung ermöglicht NATO-Erweiterung

John Vassilopoulos, 11. Juli 2018

Hinter dem Abkommen stehen die geopolitischen Interessen des Westens, angeführt von den Vereinigten Staaten, die die Präsenz der NATO in der Region südlich von Russland verstärken wollen.

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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.

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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

The class war over wages

12 July 2018

In an article published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal worries that “rising wages are beginning to eat into the profits of some US companies.”

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Defend Julian Assange!

Ecuador’s government negotiating Julian Assange’s fate with the UK

By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2018

The statements by Ecuador’s president and foreign minister come amid growing signs of Quito’s bowing to pressure from Washington.

Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 July 2018

The speakers included individuals, such as Daniel Ellsberg, who have been persecuted by governments for taking a courageous stand against war and authoritarianism.

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 »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Notes from the campaign trail
The impact of the US-backed war in Yemen on Michigan’s 12th district

By Niles Niemuth, 11 July 2018

“I demand a full and open investigation”
SEP candidate Niles Niemuth extends support to family and friends of Jacoby Hennings

By our reporters, 10 July 2018

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

Commentary

Mutiny on their knees: The Democratic Party’s phony opposition to the Kavanaugh nomination

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2018

Emmanuelle Seigner, Roman Polanski’s wife, calls invitation to join movie Academy “insufferable hypocrisy”

By David Walsh, 11 July 2018

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde accuses actress Susan Sarandon of being Trump’s “asset”

By David Walsh, 10 July 2018

Concerted efforts to save May’s government and the chance of a “soft Brexit”

By Chris Marsden, 11 July 2018

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns to prepare possible Conservative leadership challenge

More on Brexit »

The Thailand cave rescue and the humanitarian hypocrisy of imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2018

The way forward for UPS workers

By Tom Hall, 10 July 2018

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”

Autoworkers struggles

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

“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

More on autoworkers issues »

Arts Review

Soviet-Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dead at 87

By Clara Weiss, 11 July 2018

Rozhdestvensky had a formative influence on Soviet musical life throughout much of the postwar period.

Punk bassist Steve Soto dead at 54

By Josh Varlin, 10 July 2018

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

By David Walsh, 7 July 2018

Workers Struggles

National Grid cuts off healthcare for locked-out workers in Massachusetts

By Kate Randall, 10 July 2018

Australian unions’ bogus campaign over sacking of Longford maintenance workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 July 2018

Ontario salt-mine strikers blockade mine entry
Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP to hold Brisbane meeting on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

3 July 2018

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 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

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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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.