The Trump-Juncker agreement: A manoeuvre in the global trade war

By Nick Beams, 26 July 2018

The threat by Washington to impose a 25 percent tariff on auto imports has not been removed, but only suspended while negotiations go ahead on broader trade relations.

Trade tensions intensify at G20 meeting

EU and Japan sign trade deal

Seven months after Trump’s tax cut
Corporate tax collection rate at historic low

By Gabriel Black, 26 July 2018

The trillions in deficits created by the tax cuts for the rich will be used to justify further slashes to critical social programs that millions of Americans rely on.

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

New Zealand Nurses Organisation presents fifth sell-out pay offer

By John Braddock, 26 July 2018

The latest offer to public hospital nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives is virtually identical to offers they rejected before the July 12 nationwide strike.

Indian government backs mob lynchings targeting Muslims and minorities

By Pradeep Ramayake, 26 July 2018

These attacks are the result of provocations by Hindu extremist groups, supported by the BJP government.

US and Australian ministers agree to intensify military integration against China

By Mike Head, 26 July 2018

The joint AUSMIN statement reaffirmed a “steadfast and enduring” alliance dating back to World War I.

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

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

Trader Joe’s manager killed by Los Angeles police in shootout

By John Burton, 26 July 2018

Melyda Corado was killed Saturday afternoon by a police officer shooting at a suspect fleeing into the store.

More on police violence in America »

European Union reduces maritime rescue operations in the Mediterranean

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 26 July 2018

The halting of official rescue operations, like the sabotage of those conducted by private organisations, will lead to a massive rise in fatalities.

Corbyn outlines nationalist, anti-migrant pitch for Labour government

By Robert Stevens, 26 July 2018

Under conditions of a worsening crisis for Theresa May’s Conservative government, Corbyn sought to reassure business that Labour was the party it could trust to navigate troubled waters ahead.

UK: South Western Railway conductors to strike over Driver Only Operation

By Tom Holling, 26 July 2018

South Western Railway is Britain’s busiest commuter train network and transports more than 4 million passengers a week in and out of London Waterloo.

Pursuit of rapper Valtònyc reveals widespread censorship in Spain

By Alejandro López, 26 July 2018

The unrelenting pursuit of rapper Josep Miquel Beltrán (stage name Valtònyc) is further evidence of the growing assault on free speech in Spain and throughout Europe.

Josep Valtònyc: “What’s happening to me could happen to anyone.”

By Alejandro López, 26 July 2018

More than 20 killed and hundreds missing from dam disaster in Laos

By John Harris, 26 July 2018

An earth-filled dam collapsed on July 24, sending around 5 billion cubic metres of water into the valley below.

New in French

Washington aurait déporté 463 parents immigrés sans leurs enfants

Tom Hall, 26 juillet 2018

Des centaines de parents séparés de leurs enfants à cause de la politique de «tolérance zéro» de Trump risquent de ne jamais revoir leurs enfants.

La campagne anti-russe des démocrates laisse la plupart des américains insensibles

Barry Gray, 26 juillet 2018

Malgré l'hystérie fomentée chez les élites politiques et médiatiques et dans les sections aisées de la classe moyenne supérieure, la campagne anti-russe des démocrates ne trouve pas de réponse significative dans la grande masse du peuple américain.

Les dirigeants du Parti de gauche allemand se préparent à former un nouveau mouvement de droite

Ulrich Rippert, 26 juillet 2018

Oskar Lafontaine et Sahra Wagenknecht réagissent à la résurgence de la lutte des classes et aux efforts de la classe ouvrière pour se libérer de l’emprise des syndicats, du SPD et du Parti de gauche.

Christine Assange, la mère du rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks: « Je n‘ai pas pu parler à mon fils depuis quatre mois »

Richard Phillips, 26 juillet 2018

« Je dis, défendez Julian, pas parce que je suis sa mère mais comme citoyenne et comme quelqu’un qui croit en la démocratie et en la liberté »

New in German

Anti-Russland-Kampagne der Demokraten lässt die meisten Amerikaner kalt

Barry Grey, 26. Juli 2018

Trotz der Hysterie, die im politischen Establishment und der oberen Mittelklasse verbreitet wird, findet die Anti-Russland- Kampagne der Demokraten keine große Resonanz in der amerikanischen Bevölkerung.

Israel schießt syrischen Kampfjet über besetzten Golanhöhen ab

Bill Van Auken, 26. Juli 2018

Der Abschuss des syrischen Flugzeugs ist Teil der verschärften Aggression der USA und Israels gegen Syrien und den Iran.

Der Streik bei Halberg-Guss und die Rolle der IG Metall

Ulrich Rippert, 26. Juli 2018

Die Verteidigung der Arbeitsplätze, Löhne und Arbeitsbedingungen ist nicht mit, sondern nur gegen die Gewerkschaften möglich. Sie erfordert den gemeinsamen Kampf der Arbeiter über betriebliche und nationale Grenzen hinweg.

New in Spanish

La campaña antirrusa deja indiferente a la mayoría de estadounidenses

Por Barry Grey, 26 julio 2018

A pesar de la histeria promovida dentro de las esferas gobernantes estadounidenses y entre secciones pudientes de la clase media-alta, la campaña antirrusa de los demócratas no está encontrando respuesta alguna en las amplia masas de la población.

Gobierno de Trump ha deportado a 463 padres inmigrantes sin sus hijos

Por Tom Hall, 26 julio 2018

La admisión de los abogados del Gobierno expone la posibilidad de que cientos de padres separados por la política de “tolerancia cero” de Trump nunca verán a sus hijos de nuevo.

Los 500 franceses más ricos poseen el 30 por ciento del PIB del país

Por Kumaran Ira, 26 julio 2018

Las vastas fortunas acumuladas por la aristocracia financiera son el producto del saqueo social de la clase trabajadora que el presidente Emmanuel Macron está acelerando.

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.

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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Perspective

Military-style immigration raids: Coming to a workplace near you

26 July 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced plans Tuesday for mass workplace raids and the surveillance of tens of thousands of workplaces.

Earlier Perspectives »

Science

Evidence of liquid water lakes under polar ice caps on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 26 July 2018

The previous 54 years of Mars space exploration have laid the groundwork for this remarkable discovery.

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.”

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

By our reporters, 25 July 2018

Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement

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

Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign leaves most Americans unmoved

By Barry Grey, 25 July 2018

Bernie Sanders embraces the anti-Russia campaign

Trump administration deported up to 463 immigrant parents without their children

By Tom Hall, 25 July 2018

Mounting outrage in US over conditions facing detained immigrants

More on North American immigration issues »

Israel shoots down Syrian jet over occupied Golan Heights

By Bill Van Auken, 25 July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workers Struggles

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

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

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

By our reporter, 25 July 2018

Hospital workers go on strike in Rhode Island

By John Marion, 25 July 2018

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

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 »

Autoworkers Struggles

Top aide to former UAW vice president makes plea deal

By Shannon Jones, 25 July 2018

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

Arts Review

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

By Matthew Brennan, 25 July 2018

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

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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the Grenfell Tower inferno

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

By Alice Summers, 25 July 2018

More on the Grenfell fire »

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.