Amid silence from Democrats on attacks on immigrants
Trump moves to restrict asylum

By Alec Andersen, 19 July 2018

While the Democrats and the media are obsessing over Trump’s supposed pro-Russian “treason,” the administration is escalating its assault on the right to asylum.

Democrats vow to vote against their own bill to abolish ICE

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

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EU and Japan sign trade deal

By Nick Beams, 19 July 2018

The deal was five years in the making but the impetus to have it finalised was increased by the US trade war measures that have targeted both parties.

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

Claiming that the war on poverty has been won, Trump administration works to gut social programs

By Shelley Connor, 19 July 2018

The White House report doubles down on the one consistent theme of the Trump administration: that the poor are imagining their poverty, and that all they lack is self-sufficiency and the impetus to work.

“We should be governing ourselves in this fight”
UPS workers’ opposition grows to Teamsters sellout

By Will Morrow, 19 July 2018

The proposed deal maintains poverty level wages for part-time workers, introduces a new lower-paid “hybrid” worker, and does nothing to address unsafe working conditions.

“Profit over people? The people make those profits possible”
UPS workers respond to surge in company stock following Teamsters’ sellout contract

Wall Street celebrates Teamsters deal with UPS

The way forward for UPS workers

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American Federation of Teachers convention devoted to boosting Democratic Party candidates

By Nancy Hanover, 19 July 2018

In the aftermath of the biggest teachers’ strike wave in 40 years, the American Federation of Teachers bureaucracy is seeking to head off a militant movement and defend its interests by promoting the Democrats in the mid-term elections.

General strike and ongoing protests in Panama against electricity rate hike

By Andrea Lobo, 19 July 2018

As militancy grows among construction workers, teachers and the public sector as a whole, the trade unions are struggling to contain social opposition against new rate hikes and social austerity.

Fascist assault on UK union leader Steve Hedley

By Julie Hyland, 19 July 2018

The brutal assault on Steve Hedley, assistant general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union by fascist thugs on Saturday is an outrage.

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

Spain’s Socialist Party prepares new austerity budget, boosts military spending

By Alejandro López, 19 July 2018

The social democrats’ proposals to slow the pace of austerity reflect fear of a social rebellion by workers and youth amid a growing strike wave in Spain.

Australia’s new espionage laws target whistleblowers and political opponents

By Mike Head, 19 July 2018

The “anti-interference” legislation goes far beyond spying by foreign agents.

Australian PM promotes racist campaign over “African gangs”

By Oscar Grenfell, 19 July 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s remarks are part of a broader attempt to whip up nationalism and anti-immigrant xenophobia.

New in Turkish

Ağır basınç altındaki Trump Rusya “müdahalesi” konusunda çark etti

Andre Damon, 19 Temmuz 2018

Hem siyaset ve medya kurumu içinden hem de ordu ve istihbarat aygıtından gelen amansız ve genel baskı ile karşı karşıya kalan Trump, hızla geri çekilmeye zorlandı.

Irak’ın güney illerinde kitlesel protestolar

Alec Andersen, 19 Temmuz 2018

Ağırlıklı olarak Şii olan güneyde patlak veren protestolar, Şiilerin hakim olduğu, ABD destekli hükümeti hedef alıyor. Protestolara, mezhepsel duygular değil sınıfsal meseleler yön veriyor.

Britanya ve Ekvador makamları Julian Assange’ı Londra büyükelçiliğinden çıkarmak için görüşüyor

Oscar Grenfell, 19 Temmuz 2018

Assange, milyonlarca işçi ve genç tarafından, haklı olarak, savaş suçlarını ve halkın haklarına karşı hükümet komplolarını açığa vurmuş cesur bir kişilik olarak görülüyor.

Suriye üzerine gerilimler Helsinki zirvesinin ardından şiddetleniyor

Bill Van Auken, 19 Temmuz 2018

ABD emperyalizminin yönelimi, Ortadoğu’da, kaçınılmaz olarak dünyanın iki büyük nükleer gücünü çatışma içine çekecek olan çok daha geniş ve kanlı bir savaş yönündedir.

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Sous une pression massive, Trump fait volte-face sur « l’ingérence » de la Russie

Andre Damon, 19 juillet 2018

Tout cet épisode sordide démontre à quel point l’appareil du renseignement, avec sa poursuite obstinée du conflit militaire avec la Russie, domine l’État américain, les médias et l’establishment politique.

Jeff Bezos, PDG d’Amazon : l’homme le plus riche de l’histoire moderne

Eric London, 19 juillet 2018

L’existence de tels niveaux extrêmes d’inégalité soulève le besoin urgent d’une révolution socialiste. La société ne peut plus en assumer le coût du système capitaliste.

Les puissances européennes craignent une perte d’influence dans les Balkans après l’échec du sommet de Londres

Julie Hyland, 19 juillet 2018

L’échec de l’intégration des pays des Balkans occidentaux dans l’Union européenne a créé des circonstances opportunes pour les concurrents européens.

New in Spanish

El CEO de Amazon, Jeff Bezos: la persona más rica en la historia moderna

Por Eric London, 19 julio 2018

La existencia de niveles tan extremos de desigualdad corresponde a la urgente necesidad de una revolución socialista. La sociedad no puede costear más el sistema capitalista.

Bajo presión masiva, Trump da marcha atrás sobre el “entrometimiento” de Rusia

Por Andre Damon, 19 julio 2018

Todo este episodio sórdido demuestra hasta que punto el aparato de inteligencia, con su búsqueda implacable de un conflicto militar con Rusia, tiene el control del Estado, los medios de comunicación y el sistema político estadounidense.

La policía ataca a huelguistas de Amazon en España

Por James Lerner y Paul Mitchell, 19 julio 2018

Hasta que la policía atacó, los trabajadores de Amazon y sus simpatizantes realizaban un piquete pacífico mientras la policía escoltaba camiones y esquiroles hacia la planta.

New in German

3.000 Dollar pro Sekunde für Jeff Bezos – Armutslöhne für Amazon-Arbeiter

Eric London, 19. Juli 2018

Amazon-Chef Jeff Bezos hat sein Vermögen von 150 Milliarden Dollar aus hunderttausenden Arbeitern gepresst, die in den Logistik-, Kundenservice- oder Paketverteilzentren von Amazon schuften.

US-Kampagne gegen „russische Einmischung“: Trump gibt unter massivem Druck nach

Andre Damon, 19. Juli 2018

Die hysterische Kampagne nach Trumps Treffen mit Putin zeigt, welche Macht die Geheimdienste mit ihrem Kriegskurs gegen Russland über den amerikanischen Staat, das politische Establishment und die etablierten Medien haben.

Dresden: Rechtsextreme Identitäre greifen IYSSE-Versammlung an

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19. Juli 2018

Die rechtsextreme Identitäre Bewegung hat am 12. Juli eine Versammlung der IYSSE an der Technischen Universität Dresden zum Thema „200 Jahre Marx“ angegriffen. Der Angriff misslang, weil die Veranstaltung kurzfristig in einen größeren Saal verlegt worden war.

Pflegenotstand: Die soziale Wut wächst

Anna Rombach und Marianne Arens, 19. Juli 2018

Eine Kanzlerin, die im Altenheim aushilft, ein Gesundheitsminister, der versichert: „Wir haben verstanden!“ – mit zynischen Aktionen versucht zurzeit die Regierung, die soziale Wut über den wachsenden Pflegenotstand einzudämmen.

Amazon Spanien: Polizei greift Streikende an

James Lerner und Paul Mitchell, 19. Juli 2018

Die Polizei griff einen friedlichen Streikposten am Madrider Amazon-Werk an und begann, Streikbrecher ins Werk zu schleusen.

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 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 “treason” charge against Donald Trump

19 July 2018

The Democrats have adopted a well-worn narrative from the history of the US right, merely changing the word “communism” to “Russia.”

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, formally filed for ballot access Wednesday, submitting nearly 6,000 signatures from residents of Michigan's 12th district.

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP volunteers in Michigan speak on powerful support from workers for a socialist perspective

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

Obituary

Sri Lankan SEP member Mohamdiramlage Chandrasiri (1955–2018)

By Wimal Fernando, 19 July 2018

Retired bank worker Chandrasiri will always be remembered for his selfless dedication to Trotskyism, the rights of the working class and the building of the SEP.

Featured Video

Coby Day: Hundreds memorialize fallen Detroit autoworker Jacoby Hennings

Friends and family of Jacoby Hennings (1995 - 2017) want answers about the circumstances surrounding the young autoworker's death at Ford's Woodhaven stamping plant.

Commentary

In South Africa speech deploring “exploding inequality”
Obama boasts: “I’m surprised how much money I got”

By Barry Grey, 19 July 2018

Obama may be surprised at his recent entry into the American financial oligarchy, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part to “join the club.”

$3,000 per second for Bezos, poverty wages for Amazon workers

By Eric London, 18 July 2018

Police beat up Amazon strikers in Spain

As Jeff Bezos’ wealth reaches $150 billion
Unions strangle strike efforts by European Amazon workers on Prime Day

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Under massive pressure, Trump backpedals on Russia “meddling”

By Andre Damon, 18 July 2018

After Helsinki, Democrats incite “deep state” action against Trump

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

UK: May government in meltdown over Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2018

Trump uses UK visit to heighten political turmoil over Brexit

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

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

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) holds online health workers’ meeting

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

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

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Arts Review

Actress Scarlett Johansson attacked for representing a “group to which she doesn’t belong”

By David Walsh, 18 July 2018

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale: Out of steam and it shows

By Ed Hightower, 16 July 2018

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

By Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2018

Workers Struggles

Auto parts workers strike in Germany
IG Metall accepts mass redundancies and plant closures

By Marianne Arens, 18 July 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees to contract with city’s largest union

By Ali Elhassan, 18 July 2018

Washington, D.C., metro workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike action

By Nick Barrickman, 18 July 2018

Australia: Victorian bus drivers strike over wages and conditions

Autoworkers struggles

Ford contests token fines for death of electrician Ivan Bridgewater

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2018

“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 »

25 years ago: Record flood waters devastate the American Midwest

This week in July 1993 marked a high point in the great Midwest flood of that year, as states across the upper-Midwest experienced the highest rainfalls and the highest flood waters on record.

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50 years ago: The July 17 Revolution in Iraq brings Ba’ath Party to power

On July 17, 1968, the Iraqi government of Abd al-Salam Arif fell in a coup known as the July 17 Revolution.

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75 years ago: Major protests in Nazi-occupied Athens

On July 22, 1943, over 100,000 protesters took part in the action organized by the Communist Party of Greece and National Liberation Front against Nazi occupation forces.

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100 years ago: Russian Tsar Nicholas II executed

On the orders of the Bolshevik regime, the deposed tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, along with his family and entourage, were executed in Ekaterinburg in the Urals.

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Defend Julian Assange!

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 »

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

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.