Trump administration deported up to 463 immigrant parents without their children

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2018

The admission by government lawyers raises the prospect that hundreds of parents separated under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy might never see their children again.

Mounting outrage in US over conditions facing detained immigrants

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Israel shoots down Syrian jet over occupied Golan Heights

By Bill Van Auken, 25 July 2018

The shoot-down is part of the escalation of both Israeli and US aggression aimed at Syria and Iran.

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

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

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.

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 25 July 2018

WSWS reporters interviewed Latin American migrants and exiles condemning the new President’s abandonment of Julian Assange.

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

Top aide to former UAW vice president makes plea deal

By Shannon Jones, 25 July 2018

Nancy Johnson pleaded guilty to charges related to the illegal payout of more than $1.5 million by Fiat Chrysler aimed at securing favorable contract terms from the United Auto Workers.

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

Verizon and CWA cut a deal to shift healthcare costs to workers

By our reporter, 25 July 2018

In an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2016 strike, the Communications Workers of America has agreed to a deal that will impose further healthcare givebacks.

Hospital workers go on strike in Rhode Island

By John Marion, 25 July 2018

Workers called the strike after rejecting a new contract by vote last week.

UK signs off on US death penalty for “ISIS Beatles”: What are the implications?

By Julie Hyland, 25 July 2018

Not only has the government abandoned blanket opposition to the death penalty, but it has also overturned its publicly stated opposition to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Greece: 76 dead in wildfires near Athens

By Katerina Selin, 25 July 2018

The devastating wildfires are raging in the Greek region of Attica near the capital Athens.

UK: Thirteen months after Grenfell fire, police conduct just three interviews

By Alice Summers, 25 July 2018

It is an indictment of the police investigation that no arrests have been made and no charges laid for the social murder of 72 people.

More on the Grenfell fire »

Wealthiest 500 French people own 30 percent of the country’s GDP

By Kumaran Ira, 25 July 2018

The vast fortunes accumulated by the financial aristocracy are the product of the social plunder of the working class that President Emmanuel Macron is accelerating.

Australian government boosts pro-US institutes on eve of ministerial talks in California

By Mike Head, 25 July 2018

Having just enacted draconian “foreign interference” bills, the government has now handed millions of dollars to think-tanks devoted to pro-US propaganda.

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

After nationwide strike: The way forward for New Zealand health workers

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 25 July 2018

The SEG calls on health workers to break from the pro-capitalist trade unions and form rank-and-file committees to unite the working class against the Labour-led government’s austerity policies.

Extreme weather in Japan has deadly impact on the elderly

By Gary Alvernia, 25 July 2018

The elderly are consistently the most affected victims of heat waves, floods, and other disasters, pointing to the social neglect of the aged by the Japanese government.

New in Russian

Закон о национальном еврейском государстве Израиль и тупик сионизма

Бэрри Грей, 25 июля 2018 г.

Принятие израильским Кнессетом закона о «национальном государстве еврейского народа», закрепляющим еврейское превосходство как юридическую основу государства, знаменует собой новый этап в развитии кризиса в Израиле.

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L’affaire Benalla déstabilise le gouvernement Macron

Francis Dubois, 25 juillet 2018

La fronde de la police et de l’opposition parlementaire à Macron vise à défendre l’appareil policier et soutient la politique militariste et austéritaire du président.

Trump menace l’Iran d’une guerre catastrophique

Keith Jones, 25 juillet 2018

Le tweet de Trump n’était pas une fanfaronnade creuse. Son gouvernement poursuit une poussée provocatrice et téméraire pour un changement de régime en Iran qui menace de déclencher une guerre catastrophique qui embraserait le Moyen-Orient tout entier.

Les 500 grandes fortunes françaises possèdent 30 pour cent du PIB français

Kumaran Ira, 25 juillet 2018

La fortune accumulée par l’aristocratie financière est le produit du pillage social de la classe ouvrière auquel Macron veut donner un grand coup d’accélérateur.

Une fusillade à Toronto fait 3 morts et 13 blessés

Jake Silver, 25 juillet 2018

Quelle que soit la cause immédiate et la motivation derrière la tragédie sociale, elle sera utilisée par l’establishment politique pour accélérer les mesures répressives d’ordre public aux niveaux fédéral, provincial et municipal.

Le Canada accroît son soutien aux missions de l’OTAN dirigées par les États-Unis dans les pays baltes et en Irak

Roger Jordan, 25 juillet 2018

Les nouveaux engagements de Trudeau n’ont pas réussi à satisfaire l’appétit de l’élite dirigeante pour un réarmement et une militarisation accrue de la politique étrangère canadienne.

New in Turkish

AB ve Japonya ticaret anlaşması imzaladı

Nick Beams, 25 Temmuz 2018

Taraflardan herhangi biri Trump’tan söz etmemiş olsa da, onun AB’yi uluslararası ticaretteki bir “düşman” olarak adlandırmasının ardından gelen bu mesajın kime yönelik olduğu konusunda kuşku yoktu.

İsrail, ABD-Britanya destekli Beyaz Miğferler’i Suriye’den çıkartmak için müdahale etti

Bill Van Auken, 25 Temmuz 2018

El Nusra güçleri ile birlikte silah taşıyan ve Suriye hükümeti askerlerine karşı vahşetlere katılan Beyaz Miğferler üyelerini gösteren videolar su yüzüne çıkmış durumda.

Trump İran’ı yıkıcı bir savaşla tehdit ediyor

Keith Jones, 25 Temmuz 2018

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump, Pazar gecesi geç saatlerde, İran’a karşı kan dondurucu bir topyekün savaş tehdidinde bulundu.

Julian Assange’a yönelik yakın tehdit, küresel bir savunma hareketi gerekliliğini vurguluyor

Mike Head, 25 Temmuz 2018

Güvenilir haberler, Ekvador hükümetinin, WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange’a tanımış olduğu siyasi sığınmadan vazgeçmek ve muhtemelen birkaç gün içinde, onu Britanya polisine teslim etmek üzere olduğunu belirtiyor.

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Trump amenaza a Irán con una guerra catastrófica

Por Keith Jones, 25 julio 2018

El tuit de Trump no fue una bravata aislada. Su Gobierno está persiguiendo una marcha provocativa e imprudente por un cambio de régimen en Irán que amenaza con desatar una catastrófica guerra que se propagaría en Oriente Próximo como un fósforo.

Aumenta la indignación en EUA por las condiciones de inmigrantes detenidos

Por Patrick Martin, 25 julio 2018

Las huelgas de hambre y las demandas legales han expuesto el trato barbárico de los refugiados e inmigrantes en los centros de detención en EUA.

Nueva constitución cubana ataca al "comunismo", y reconoce la propiedad privada

Por Alexander Fangmann, 25 julio 2018

Para evitar el colapso económico, el régimen cubano se prepara para servir a los trabajadores cubanos para su explotación directa por parte del capital internacional.

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Trump droht Iran mit katastrophalem Krieg

Keith Jones, 25. Juli 2018

Trumps Tweet ist kein leeres Geschrei. Seine Regierung verfolgt den provokanten und rücksichtslosen Plan eines Regimewechsels im Iran. Der damit verbundene Krieg droht, den gesamten Nahen Osten in Brand zu setzen.

Griechenland: 76 Tote bei Brandkatastrophe nahe Athen

Katerina Selin, 25. Juli 2018

Dass die Katastrophe so dramatische Ausmaße annimmt, ist nicht nur das Ergebnis der Wetterverhältnisse, sondern hat gesellschaftliche Ursachen.

Akute Gefahr für Julian Assange – eine weltweite Bewegung zu seiner Verteidigung nötig

Mike Head, 25. Juli 2018

Die britischen Behörden planen, den WikiLeaks-Herausgeber für lange Zeit wegzusperren und danach an die USA auszuliefern.

Skandal um französischen Präsidenten: Mélenchon verteidigt Bereitschaftspolizei

Francois Dubois und Alex Lantier, 25. Juli 2018

Mélenchon unterstützt nicht die Wut von Arbeitern und Jugendlichen über die willkürliche Polizeigewalt, nachdem ein virales Video den Angriff eines engen Mitarbeiters von Präsident Macron auf Demonstranten zeigt.

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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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

Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign leaves most Americans unmoved

25 July 2018

Despite the hysteria whipped up inside the Beltway and among affluent sections of the upper-middle class, the Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign is finding no significant response among the broad mass of the American people.

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.”

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 »

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

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

Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You: A “ladder-climber” in the corporate world

By Matthew Brennan, 25 July 2018

The film is a dark comedy written and directed by Boots Riley, artist, political activist and rapper from Oakland, California. He is best-known as a longtime member of the music group The Coup.

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

By Pani Wijesiriwardane and Gamini Karunatileka, 24 July 2018

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

Commentary

Trump threatens Iran with a catastrophic war

By Keith Jones, 24 July 2018

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

By Fred Mazelis, 24 July 2018

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 July 2018

Bernie Sanders embraces the anti-Russia campaign

By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2018

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

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

By Tom Hall, 23 July 2018

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

Workers Struggles

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

By Marcus Day, 24 July 2018

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

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

By our correspondent, 23 July 2018

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

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.

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 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.