Inflation cutting real wages of US workers

By Barry Grey, 14 July 2018

Wage stagnation amidst relatively low unemployment and accelerating economic growth is the outcome of a decades-long social counterrevolution, made possible by the trade unions’ suppression of the class struggle.

The class war over wages

UK mass protests against Trump:
“The Labour Party here and Democratic Party in the US have left a void and the right-wing are trying to fill it”

By our reporters, 14 July 2018

The turnout at the UK protests showed the extent of popular opposition to the anti-democratic and fascistic policies of the Trump presidency.

In run-up to Trump-Putin summit, Mueller charges 12 Russian officers with DNC email hack

By Bill Van Auken, 14 July 2018

The announcement of the criminal charges against the 12 Russians provoked a wave of hysteria from the US television news networks and Democratic Party officials.

Only 57 of 3,000 immigrant children have been reunited with parents

By Trévon Austin, 14 July 2018

Children and parents were scattered nationwide including Maryland, Texas, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona and Illinois.

Iraq war contractor ran US detention centre for immigrant children

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

By our reporters, 14 July 2018

The first cross-department public sector strike for over a decade, was held three days before the 24-hour nationwide nurses’ strike.

New Zealand nurses stage first nationwide strike in 30 years

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

“Now we’re all slaves, no matter what color you are”
UPS workers oppose sellout contract, warn of union fraud to pass agreement

By Kayla Costa, 14 July 2018

The union and company are seeking to impose a major new concession on workers after UPS posted $7.5 billion in profits in 2017.

As workers’ opposition grows
Teamsters union extends UPS contract deadline to impose sell-out deal

The way forward for UPS workers

Widow of UAW vice president Holiefield, guilty of corruption, gets token sentence

By Shannon Jones, 14 July 2018

After pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegally diverted UAW-Chrysler training funds Monica Morgan faces just 18 months in jail, a $25,000 fine and one year supervised release.

Trump pardons far-right Oregon ranchers

By Alec Andersen, 14 July 2018

The pardons are part of the administration’s appeal to reactionary social layers as it prepares for war and further attacks on the working class.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh backed US militarism in his appeals court rulings

By John Burton, 14 July 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a long record expanding US war powers during his 12 years as a DC Circuit judge.

Brett Kavanaugh: A reliably reactionary jurist

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

Mexican president-elect assembles right-wing cabinet

By Alex González, 14 July 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has selected establishment figures to reassure the ruling elite that their interests will be defended.

Human right groups reveal French complicity in torture in Egypt

By Francis Dubois, 14 July 2018

French corporations and governments are active accomplices in the bloody Egyptian military junta’s mass surveillance and repression of the Egyptian people.

Grenfell Tower Fire inquiry testimony reveals tragic consequences of fire service cuts

By Barry Mason, 14 July 2018

Firefighters put themselves at risk by going into flats to search for people without water and negotiating the lower floors without using their breathing apparatuses to conserve them for higher floors.

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

The new legislation has been imposed amidst xenophobic hysteria in the parliament and the media over “Chinese influence” and “interference.”

In the name of combating foreign interference
Australia’s new secrecy laws block exposure of government crimes

By Mike Head, 14 July 2018

The government is seeking to prevent access to critical information that the public has the right to know.

Australian lawyers association warns foreign interference laws violate rights to free speech

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

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

New in Greek

Τρία χρόνια από το δημοψήφισμα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 6 Ιουλίου 2018

Χθες ήταν η τρίτη επέτειος του δημοψηφίσματος για τη λιτότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης που διεξήχθη από την κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ («Συνασπισμός της Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς») στην Ελλάδα.

New in Turkish

“Trump’ı Durdurun” gerçekte ne anlama geliyor? İşçi sınıfı kapitalizme karşı ve sosyalizm uğruna harekete geçirilmeli

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) açıklaması, 14 Temmuz 2018

Trump, yalnızca ABD’deki değil, Britanya’daki, Avrupa’daki ve dünya genelindeki siyasi ve toplumsal yaşamda iğrenç ve gerici olan ne varsa temsil etmektedir.

Trump, NATO zirvesinde Almanya’yı ve Avrupa’yı suçladı

Alex Lantier, 14 Temmuz 2018

İki günlük NATO zirvesi, dün, Brüksel’de, ABD Başkanı Donald Trump Almanya’yı ve NATO ittifakındaki diğer Avrupa ülkelerini suçladığı için, bir kriz atmosferinde başladı.

Almanya: On binler sığınmacı karşıtı insanlık dışı politikalara karşı gösteri yaptı

Gustav Kemper, 14 Temmuz 2018

Milyonlarca insanın yurtlarından kaçmasına neden olan savaşlardan ve toplumsal yoksunluktan sorumlu olan çürüyen kapitalist sistem içinde, sığınmacı krizine bir çözüm getirilemez.

Nikaragua protesto aylarından sonraki en kanlı çatışmalara sahne oldu

Bill Van Auken, 14 Temmuz 2018

Nikaragua, güvenlik güçleri ve hükümetin silahlı destekleyicileri protestocuların kurduğu barikatları zorla kaldırmak üzere harekete geçerken, en kanlı çatışmalara sahne oldu.

New in Spanish

La OTAN, en guerra consigo misma, se rearma para conflicto con el mundo

Por Andre Damon, 14 julio 2018

Todos los miembros de la OTAN reafirmaron su compromiso con un rearme militar masivo costeado con recortes a la infraestructura pública y ataques contra la posición social de la clase obrera.

Trump denuncia a Alemania y Europa en la cumbre de la OTAN

Por Alex Lantier, 14 julio 2018

Un mes después del colapso de la cumbre económica del G7, las relaciones diplomáticas y militares entre Washington y la Unión Europea se están desintegrando rápidamente.

Trump intensifica la guerra comercial contra China

Por Nick Beams, 14 julio 2018

La declaración emitida por el representante comercial de los Estados Unidos era la de un señor imperial cuya palabra es la ley, que debe obedecerse sin cuestionamientos, con cualquier oposición que se resuelva mediante una escalada de represalias.

Emiratos Árabes Unidos y Estados Unidos culpables de crímenes de guerra en centros de tortura en Yemen, según Amnistía Internacional

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 julio 2018

El reporte de Amnistía documenta las desapariciones forzosas, la torturo y otros crímenes perpetrados por las fuerzas de la UAE como parte de la guerra respaldad por EUA en Yemen.

¿Qué significa realmente “detener a Trump”? La clase obrera debe movilizarse contra el capitalismo y en lucha por el socialismo

Por Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), 14 julio 2018

Esta declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido) está siendo distribuida en las protestas contra el presidente Trump en Londres y otras ciudades británicas.

New in French

L’OTAN, en guerre contre elle-même, se réarme pour faire la guerre avec le monde

André Damon, 14 juillet 2018

Tous les membres de l’OTAN ont réaffirmé leur engagement en faveur d’un réarmement massif, à financer par des coupes claires dans les infrastructures publiques et par des attaques contre la position sociale de la classe ouvrière.

Il y a 100 ans : début de la Seconde bataille de la Marne
La dernière grande offensive allemande de la Première guerre mondiale

14 juillet 2018

Le 15 juillet 1918, l’armée impériale allemande a lancé sa dernière grande offensive sur le front Ouest, engageant une bataille qu’on allait appeler la Seconde bataille de la Marne.

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

Mass protests against Trump’s UK visit

14 July 2018

Friday’s protests by hundreds of thousands of people in London made clear that masses of workers throughout the world despise Trump and everything he stands for.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Literacy and education for all is a social right!

By Niles Niemuth, 14 July 2018

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, issued a statement condemning the June 29 court ruling in Detroit that there is “no right to literacy.”

Notes from the campaign trail
Over a thousand signatures from workers attending Wyandotte, Michigan art fair

By Niles Niemuth, 13 July 2018

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

Commentary

A quarter century since the Thai toy factory fire

By Richard Phillips, 14 July 2018

The Kader fire exposed the rapacious character of global capitalism, which was not improving factory conditions but further undermining them.

UK: The rotten politics of the SWP’s Stand Up to Racism

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018

The Socialist Workers Party’s aim is to promote the “progressive” credentials of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and of the Trades Union Congress.

Hearing on FBI role in 2016 election erupts in vicious conflict between right-wing politicians

By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2018

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

NATO, at war with itself, rearms for war with the world

By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018

Trump denounces Germany and Europe at NATO summit

Allies no more: Trump escalates threats against Europe

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

By our correspondents, 12 July 2018

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

What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?” The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 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

Trump uses UK visit to heighten political turmoil over Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2018

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

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

More on Brexit »

Workers Struggles

Thirty thousand coconut fibre workers strike in India; Chinese workers protest closure of Sanding housekeeping company
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 July 2018

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

Australia: Victorian bus drivers strike over wages and conditions

By our reporters, 13 July 2018

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

Arts Review

HBO’s Succession: Why are these dreadful people allowed to decide what we see and hear?

By Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2018

The HBO television series, Succession, is a sharply drawn portrait of a family that runs a global media conglomerate.

Soviet-Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dead at 87

By Clara Weiss, 11 July 2018

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

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 »

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

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.