Mounting outrage in US over conditions facing detained immigrants

By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2018

Hunger strikes and lawsuits have exposed the barbaric treatment of refugees and immigrants at detention facilities in the US.

Media, #MeToo silent on widespread sexual assault of detained immigrants

More on North American immigration issues »

Toronto shooting kills three, injures thirteen

By Jake Silver, 25 July 2018

Toronto's Sunday night shooting will be seized upon by the political establishment to ramp up law-and-order policies and promote reaction.

Near unanimous vote to strike by Fiat Chrysler workers in Kokomo, Indiana

By Marcus Day, 24 July 2018

Autoworkers are increasingly seeking to fight back against the deterioration of working conditions, in particular the atrocious treatment of temporary part-time (TPT) workers.

UAW holds strike authorization vote at Fiat Chrysler’s Kokomo, Indiana transmission operations

French presidential scandal: Mélenchon defends the riot police

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 24 July 2018

Mélenchon was careful not to appeal to anger among workers and youth at the arbitrary police violence captured in a viral video of a presidential aide assaulting protesters.

Ryanair workers set to strike across Europe

By Steve James, 24 July 2018

Ryanair pilots based in Ireland are to hold a third 24-hour strike today, while on Wednesday and Thursday, Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain are also due to strike in a coordinated action.

UK minister lies to parliament as debt rises and welfare claimants go unpaid

By Paul Bond, 24 July 2018

By 2022, more than 7 million households are due to move onto Universal Credit, which has a built-in delay period and is paid in arrears after assessment of income.

New Cuban constitution strikes references to “communism,” recognizes private property

By Alexander Fangmann, 24 July 2018

In order to stave off economic collapse, the Cuban regime is preparing to serve up Cuban workers for direct exploitation by international capital.

American justice: New York City cop who killed Eric Garner may lose vacation days

By Daniel de Vries, 24 July 2018

Daniel Pantaleo has remained on the job pending an internal investigation into the 2014 strangling death of Garner.

After overwhelming vote for strike action
Washington, D.C. transit union conspires with Metro officials while keeping members in the dark

By Nick Barrickman, 24 July 2018

Metro workers have been without a contract since 2016, when negotiations broke down over questions of pay cuts, job security and privatization of services.

Australian Defence Department seeks expanded powers over research

By Mike Head, 24 July 2018

Universities would be placed under wartime-style scrutiny, prohibited from undertaking research with countries regarded as US enemies, especially China.

IYSSE blocked from leafleting at Australia’s Macquarie University

By Hugh Peters, 24 July 2018

The attack on democratic rights points to administration fears that years of cuts have produced seething discontent among students and staff.

New Zealand bus drivers take action over work rosters

By our correspondents, 24 July 2018

Bus drivers are facing attacks on jobs, wages and conditions by private operators contracted by the Labour Party-led Wellington Council.

New in French

La loi Israëlienne sur l’État-nation et l’impasse du sionisme

Barry Gray, 24 juillet 2018

L’adoption par la Knesset israélienne de la « loi sur l’Etat-nation » consacrant la suprématie juive en tant que fondement juridique de l’Etat marque une nouvelle étape dans la crise qui secoue Israël.

Bernie Sanders intègre la campagne anti-Russie

Patrick Martin, 24 juillet 2018

Il n’y a pas de contradiction entre l’entrée dans le Parti démocrate des candidats en provenance de l’appareil du renseignement militaire et l’utilisation par les démocrates des services de Sanders et d’Ocasio-Cortez pour donner au parti une couverture de « gauche ».

L‘Égypte développe l‘état d‘urgence et censure les réseaux sociaux

Johannes Stern, 24 juillet 2018

Cinq ans après le coup d’État et le massacre de plus de 1600 personnes dans les rues du Caire, la junte militaire égyptienne soutenue par l’Occident intensifie sa terreur contre-révolutionnaire.

Les Teamsters et l’UAW font la promotion d’un accord pour piller les pensions

Kayla Costa, 24 juillet 2018

La loi Butch-Lewis de 2017, appuyée par les démocrates et les syndicats, n’est qu’un moyen de plus pour réduire les pensions et plonger les retraités dans la pauvreté.

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Bernie Sanders schwenkt auf Anti-Russland-Kampagne ein

Patrick Martin, 24. Juli 2018

Der Zustrom von Kandidaten aus Militär- und Geheimdienstkreisen hindert die Demokratische Partei nicht daran, sich der Dienste von Sanders und Ocasio-Cortez zu bedienen, um sich einen „linken“ Deckmantel zu geben.

Europäische Union stellt Seenotrettung im Mittelmeer ein

Martin Kreickenbaum, 24. Juli 2018

Die Einstellung wird ebenso wie zuvor die Sabotage privater Helfer ganz unmittelbar zu einem massiven Anstieg der Todesopfer führen.

Abschiebungen gegen Gerichtsentscheidung – „grob rechtswidrig“

Justus Leicht, 24. Juli 2018

Die bewusste Missachtung gerichtlicher Entscheidungen ist Teil des Aufbaus autoritärer Staatsstrukturen, der sich heute gegen die Schwächsten der Gesellschaft und morgen gegen die gesamte Arbeiterklasse richten wird.

Israel evakuiert Weißhelme aus Syrien

Bill Van Auken, 24. Juli 2018

Die israelische Armee wurde auf Wunsch Washingtons nach Syrien geschickt, um hunderte Mitglieder der Weißhelme zu retten. Diese Gruppe wird von den USA und Großbritannien finanziert, um in Syrien einen Regimewechsel voranzubringen.

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Bernie Sanders endosa la campaña antirrusa

Por Patrick Martin, 24 julio 2018

No hay contradicción alguna entre la entrada de candidatos provenientes del aparato militar y de inteligencia en el Partido Demócrata y el uso de figuras como Sanders y Ocasio-Cortez para darle una cubierta “izquierdista” al partido.

Se intensifican tensiones comerciales en la reunión del G20

Por Nick Beams, 24 julio 2018

En lugar de abordar cualquiera de los conflictos comerciales que afectan a la economía mundial, el trabajo principal de la reunión del G20 fue redactar una declaración que los evite.

La amenaza inminente contra Julian Assange enfatiza la necesidad de un movimiento global para su defensa

Por Mike Head, 24 julio 2018

Hay planes en marcha para someter al fundador de Wikileaks a un largo encarcelamiento por parte de las autoridades británicas, en preparación para su extradición a los Estados Unidos.

Se expande movimiento huelguístico en Venezuela ante deterioro de condiciones sociales

Por Andrea Lobo, 24 julio 2018

Los partidos y los sindicatos controlados por la oposición están teniendo dificultades para contener la expansión de huelgas y protestas y demandan aumentos salariales.

Al concluir tres meses de manifestaciones, los trabajadores nicaragüenses se enfrentan a más represión y amenazas imperialistas

Por Andrea Lobo, 24 julio 2018

Al finalizar la oleada de protestas, Ortega está criminalizando toda la oposición política, mientras que oficiales estadounidenses retoman los llamados para su salida.

New in Norwegian

$ 3.000 per sekund for Bezos, fattigdomslønninger for Amazon-arbeidere

Eric London, 18 July 2018

Amazons adm. dir. Jeff Bezos’ formue på $ 150 milliarder ble presset ut av hundretusenvis av tjenesteleverandører, lager- og leveransearbeidere.

Trump slår retrett om russisk «innblanding» etter massivt påtrykk

Andre Damon, 18 July 2018

Hele denne simple episoden demonstrerer hvilket grep etterretningsapparatet, med sin innstendige forfølgelse av militærkonflikt med Russland, har på den amerikanske staten, mediene og det politiske etablissementet.

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Что такое «наша демократия»?

Эрик Лондон, 23 июля 2018 г.

В центре возглавляемой Демократической партией США антироссийской истерии стоит утверждение, согласно которому Россия и ее президент Владимир Путин угрожают «нашей демократии».

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Царь Николай II казнен

23 июля 2018 г.

По решению большевистского режима свергнутый российский царь Николай II вместе со своей семьей и слугами был расстрелян в Екатеринбурге.

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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 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.

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Perspective

Trump threatens Iran with a catastrophic war

24 July 2018

Trump’s tweet was no idle bluster. His administration is pursuing a provocative and reckless drive for regime change in Iran that threatens to ignite a catastrophic war that would set the entire Middle East ablaze.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

“I say defend Julian, not just because I’m his mother, but as a citizen and someone who believes in democracy and freedom.”

Defend Julian Assange!—Mobilise against threat to WikiLeaks founder!

By Paul Mitchell, 24 July 2018

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno is in London this week and behind the scenes he is involved in a conspiracy with the British, US and Australian governments to evict WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement

By Mike Head, 23 July 2018

Breaking development:
Protests being organised against imminent eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Commentary

Cynthia Nixon discovers “democratic socialism” in challenge to NY Governor Cuomo

By Fred Mazelis, 24 July 2018

Nixon’s campaign is part of the effort, following the victory of Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to give the Democratic Party a “left” facelift.

Bernie Sanders embraces the anti-Russia campaign

By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2018

There is no contradiction between the influx of military-intelligence candidates into the Democratic Party and the Democrats’ making use of the services of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez to give the party a “left” cover.

The Democratic Socialists of America: Providing a “left” cover for a right-wing Democratic Party

German Left Party leaders prepare to form new right-wing movement

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 July 2018

Oskar Lafontaine and Sahra Wagenknecht are responding to the resurgence of class struggle and efforts by workers to free themselves from the grip of the unions, the SPD and the Left Party.

Rates of black lung highest in 25 years among Appalachian coal miners

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2018

Israel’s Nation-State Law and the dead end of Zionism

By Barry Grey, 21 July 2018

Israel intervenes to extract US-UK-backed White Helmets from Syria

David Harvey’s Jacobin interview on Marx’s Capital
A promotion of the “life-style” politics of the pseudo-left

By Nick Beams, 21 July 2018

Washington Post columnist calls for intervention of the “deep state”

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

What is “our democracy”?

The “treason” charge against Donald Trump

Arts Review

A reply to a comment on the obituary of Sri Lankan filmmaker Lester James Peries

By Pani Wijesiriwardane and Gamini Karunatileka, 24 July 2018

Our basic objective was to examine Peries’s general contribution to Sri Lankan cinema and how he came to be known as its father.

A new film version of Fahrenheit 451: A frightening future world where firefighters set fires

By David Walsh, 23 July 2018

The Yellow Birds: Damaged or destroyed by the Iraq War

Workers Struggles

1,700 Detroit janitors on poverty wages face a July 31 contract expiration
Workers Struggles: The Americas

24 July 2018

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

Protest marks six years since frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers began

By our correspondent, 23 July 2018

Emboldened by the failure of the Stalinist-led unions to come to the Maruti Suzuki workers' defence, the state is now seeking to have their sentences changed from life-in-prison to death by hanging.

Sheffield Supertram workers hold 72-hour strike, as strike ballot in Manchester begins

By Laura Tiernan, 23 July 2018

Sheffield residents voice strong support for Supertram workers’ strike

By our reporters, 23 July 2018

Teamsters union blackmails UPS workers: Approve contract or your wages will be cut

By Will Morrow, 23 July 2018

Democrats, Teamsters and UAW promote deal to continue robbing pensions

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

The way forward for UPS workers

More on the contract struggle at UPS »

25 years ago: Clinton administration proposes anti-immigrant legislation

The administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton announced a new round of attacks on immigrants and democratic rights on July 27, 1993.

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50 years ago: Cleveland under martial law after riots in Glenville

A shootout between police and black nationalists in the east Cleveland neighborhood of Glenville touched off a week of rioting and the occupation of the city by the National Guard, during this week in 1968.

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75 years ago: Royal Air Force destroys Hamburg with fire-bombing

On July 27, 1943, more than 729 British Royal Air Force bombers dropped some 2,326 tons of bombs on the German city of Hamburg.

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100 years ago: Riots begin in Japan against high price of rice

On July 23, fisherwomen in the small seaside village of Uozu, in Toyma Prefecture on the west coast of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, assembled on the beach and began peacefully protesting against the high price.

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Science

Global warming will increase the severity of hurricanes

By Philip Guelpa, 21 July 2018

Superstorms like Hurricane Harvey are now predicted to occur once every 16 years, rather than once every 100 years.

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

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

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

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.