Israeli parliament passes apartheid-style “Nation-State” law

By Bill Van Auken, 20 July 2018

The measure enshrines the de facto discrimination and segregation practiced against Palestinians in a quasi-constitutional basic law.

Trump repeats threat to impose auto tariffs

By Nick Beams, 20 July 2018

If the auto tariffs go ahead, they would be the largest trade war measure invoked by the Trump administration so far.

EU and Japan sign trade deal

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

UK poisonings: New allegations expose more contradictions

By Steve James, 20 July 2018

Despite incessant media hysteria over “novichok,” no evidence has been presented to back the claim of a second round of poisonings in Salisbury, England.

Anti-Russia campaign revived in UK with alleged discovery of “novichok” in perfume bottle

Spain abandons attempt to extradite Puigdemont from Germany

By Alex Lantier, 20 July 2018

Puigdemont had fled Catalonia last autumn during the brutal police crackdown launched by Madrid against the Catalan independence referendum he had organized.

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

Australia’s “foreign influence” register will attack basic democratic rights

By Mike Head, 20 July 2018

The FITS Act will require registration by all individuals and organisations deemed to collaborate with overseas entities in any political activity.

New Zealand Labour-aligned Daily Blog posts pro-war, anti-China tirade

By John Braddock, 20 July 2018

The on-line blog hails the government’s military upgrade in preparation to join US-led aggression against China.

UK: Sheffield Supertram workers set to continue strike

By Tony Robson, 20 July 2018

Through its passive approach to the blatant intimidation being meted out to its members, Unite is signalling that it remains the most reliable option in blocking a resurgence of militant opposition in its ranks.

Germany: Anti-Semitism victim beaten by police in Bonn

By Sybille Fuchs, 20 July 2018

Professor of Philosophy Yitzhak Melamed, who teaches at t he University of Baltimore in the US, was brutally beaten in Bonn in an anti-Semitic attack and subsequently beaten by police.

Report exposes rise in alcohol-related deaths among Millennials in US

By Isaac Finn, 20 July 2018

The increase is one part of a rising number of “deaths of despair” caused by suicide and drug and alcohol abuse, which have contributed to declining life expectancy in the US.

Executions in Texas and Ohio

By Kate Randall, 20 July 2018

Both condemned inmates suffered traumatic childhoods, committed heinous murders, expressed remorse for their crimes, and were executed by the state.

Construction accident claims the life of another New York worker

By Mark Witkowski, 20 July 2018

The death of Angel Espinosa is the latest in a growing number of workplace fatalities in the state with fatalities steadily increasing over the last two decades.

Indian elite alarmed as Maldives gravitates toward China

By Rohantha De Silva, 20 July 2018

The rivalry between India and China over the Maldives underscores the geo-political tensions created by Washington’s offensive against Beijing.

New in Spanish

La acusación de “traición” contra Donald Trump

Por Bill Van Auken, 20 julio 2018

Los demócratas han adoptado la misma narrativa desgastada de la derecha estadounidense, simplemente substituyendo “Rusia” por la palabra “comunista”.

En medio del silencio de los demócratas sobre los ataques a los inmigrantes
Trump restringe el asilo

Por Alec Andersen, 20 julio 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.

Huelga general y protestas en Panamá contra tarifazo en electricidad

Por Andrea Lobo, 20 julio 2018

A medida que aumenta la militancia entre trabajadores de la construcción, maestros y el sector público, los sindicatos están teniendo cada vez más dificultades para contener la oposición social.

Convención de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros se dedica a promover a candidatos del Partido Demócrata

Por Nancy Hanover, 20 julio 2018

Después de la ola huelguista más grande en 40 años, la burocracia de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros busca prevenir un movimiento militante y defender sus intereses al promover a los demócratas en las elecciones de medio término.

Los demócratas prometen votar contra su propio proyecto de ley sobre abolición de ICE

Por Isaac Finn, 20 julio 2018

Los demócratas nunca tuvieron la intención de abolir ICE, a pesar de que su llamada "abolición" se limitara a cambiar el nombre de la agencia.

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.

New in French

En tenue de CRS, un proche d’Emmanuel Macron tabasse des manifestants

Anthony Torres, 20 juillet 2018

Alexandre Benalla, un proche collaborateur de Macron, a violemment agressé et tabassé deux manifestants sans défense le 1er mai, après avoir revêtu illégalement la tenue d’un CRS.

L'accusation de «trahison» contre Donald Trump

Bill Van Auken, 20 juillet 2018

Les démocrates ont adopté un récit rebattu de l'histoire de la droite américaine, en changeant tout simplement le mot «communisme» par «Russie».

Les tensions sur la Syrie s’aggravent après le sommet d’Helsinki

Bill Van Auken, 20 juillet 2018

L’Administration Trump a signalé que les troupes américaines resteront en Syrie pour affronter l’Iran.

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

What is “our democracy”?

20 July 2018

At the heart of the Democratic Party-led anti-Russia hysteria is the claim that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, threaten “our democracy.”

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Democrats abstain on House resolution praising ICE thugs

By Andy Thompson, 20 July 2018

The Republican resolution in support of Immigration and Customs Enforcement passed with only 38 Democrats opposing.

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

More on North American immigration issues »

The “treason” charge against Donald Trump

By Bill Van Auken, 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.”

Under massive pressure, Trump backpedals on Russia “meddling”

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

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

By Barry Grey, 19 July 2018

$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

More on Amazon »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Far-right Identitarian movement attempts to disrupt IYSSE meeting in Dresden

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20 July 2018

On July 12 the far-right Identitarian movement attempted to disrupt a meeting of the IYSSE on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx at the University of Technology in Dresden. The action failed because the meeting was switched to a larger room shortly before it began.

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

Arts Review

The Yellow Birds: Damaged or destroyed by the Iraq War

By Joanne Laurier, 20 July 2018

The Yellow Birds is based on the 2012 novel of the same title by Kevin Powers. The story revolves around three American soldiers and the devastating impact of the Iraq War on their lives and psyches.

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

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

Workers Struggles

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

By Will Morrow, 19 July 2018

“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

More on the contract struggle at UPS »

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

By Nick Barrickman, 18 July 2018

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.

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

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.

More »

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.