Hundreds of immigrant children remain separated from parents as court deadline passes

By Patrick Martin, 27 July 2018

The forcible separation of parents and children by the Trump administration is an act of mass kidnapping and a crime against humanity.

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

Trump administration deported up to 463 immigrant parents without their children

More on North American immigration issues »

Political warfare in Washington escalates with subpoena of Trump organization CFO

By Alec Andersen, 27 July 2018

The subpoena comes in the wake of an abortive effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by Republican members of the House Freedom Caucus.

Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign leaves most Americans unmoved

Ecuador refuses to give assurance of Julian Assange’s political asylum rights

By Mike Head, 27 July 2018

The Moreno government’s response is a further warning of secretive plans with the British and American authorities to hand the WikiLeaks editor over to them.

Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement

Qualcomm deal scuttled: China hits back at US in trade war

By Nick Beams, 27 July 2018

The collapse of the takeover has far-reaching implications for other high-tech companies that had been waiting for the outcome of the Qualcomm-NXP deal before proceeding with their own plans.

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

Trade tensions intensify at G20 meeting

EU and Japan sign trade deal

Amid charges of massive irregularities
Right-wing Islamic populist Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections

By Sampath Perera, 27 July 2018

It is widely expected the new government will have to turn to the IMF for a bailout and will be tasked by it with imposing a new round of savage austerity measures.

India truck protest enters its eighth day

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Kranti Kumara, 27 July 2018

A nationwide indefinite protest launched July 20 by the All India Motor Transport Congress, a lorry-owners’ association, has paralyzed truck-transportation of goods across India.

Worker sets himself on fire in Gaza amid strike against mass layoffs

By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2018

A massive cut in US funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has led to the layoffs, part of an intensifying drive to starve Gazans into submission.

Israel shoots down Syrian jet over occupied Golan Heights

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

Democrats visit Flint: Hypocrisy, lies and cover-up

By Sheila Brehm, 27 July 2018

During a press conference in Flint, Michigan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose to attack Trump not for gutting the EPA or aid to hungry families but for “Russian meddling”

Ontario government passes draconian law to end five-month York University strike

By Jake Silver, 27 July 2018

The union, which in late June offered to voluntarily submit "major outstanding issues" to arbitration, immediately complied with the legislation.

Australian by-elections threaten to deepen political instability

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 July 2018

The five simultaneous elections are part of a mounting crisis of the official parliamentary establishment.

Japan passes phony “work-style reform” bills

By Kurt Brown, 27 July 2018

The so-called reform bills will result in further attacks on workers, rather than improving their conditions.

New in French

L’appareil judiciaire vise les jeunes violentés par Alexandre Benalla

Francis Dubois, 27 juillet 2018

Le Parquet de Paris demande une enquête pour «violences contre la police» contre les victimes des violences d’Alexandre Benalla, le 1er mai à Paris.

Rafles d'immigrés de type militaire près de chez vous

Eric London, 27 juillet 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a annoncé mardi des plans pour des rafles de masse sur les lieux de travail et la surveillance de dizaines de milliers de lieux de travail.

L'accord Trump-Junker: une manoeuvre dans la guerre commerciale mondiale

Nick Beams, 27 juillet 2018

Washington n’a pas renoncé à sa menace de tarifs de 25 pour cent sur les importations d’automobiles mais n’a fait que la suspendre pendant que les négociations continuent.

New in German

Razzien am Arbeitsplatz: US-Polizei auf Migrantenjagd

Eric London, 27. Juli 2018

Die US-Einwanderungsbehörde hat Massenrazzien in Betrieben angekündigt.

Abkommen zwischen Trump und Juncker: Ein Manöver im globalen Handelskrieg

Nick Beams, 27. Juli 2018

Washington hat seine Drohung mit einem 25-prozentigen Zoll auf Autoimporte nicht zurückgenommen, sondern nur für die Dauer der Verhandlungen über weitere Handelsbeziehungen ausgesetzt.

Die sozialen und politischen Hintergründe der Waldbrandkatastrophe in Griechenland

Katerina Selin, 27. Juli 2018

Die Darstellung der Waldbrände als unvermeidliches Naturphänomen dient dazu, die politischen und sozialen Hintergründe der Ereignisse zu vertuschen. Zehn Jahre Spardiktat der Europäischen Union haben in Griechenland zum völligen Zerfall der öffentlichen Grundversorgung geführt.

Die CIA-Demokraten – Teil 1
Einleitung

Patrick Martin, 27. Juli 2018

Diese Artikelserie untersucht die außergewöhnlichen Verbindungen zwischen der Demokratischen Partei und den Geheimdiensten. Dutzende ehemalige Agenten treten in diesem Jahr als Kandidaten in den Vorwahlen der Demokraten an.

New in Spanish

Las redadas migratorias: llegarán pronto a sus centros de trabajo

Por Eric London, 27 julio 2018

El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas anunció planes el martes para llevar a cabo allanamientos masivos en los lugares de trabajo y el monitoreo en decenas de miles de centros laborales.

El acuerdo de Trump-Juncker: una maniobra en la guerra comercial mundial

Por Nick Beams, 27 julio 2018

La amenaza de Washington de imponer un arancel del 25 por ciento a las importaciones de automóviles no se ha eliminado, sino que solo se ha suspendido mientras se llevan a cabo negociaciones sobre relaciones comerciales más amplias.

Después de la huelga nacional: el camino a seguir para los trabajadores de la salud de Nueva Zelanda

Por el Grupo Socialista por la Igualdad (Nueva Zelanda), 27 julio 2018

El Grupo Socialista por la Igualdad llama a los trabajadores de la salud a romper con los sindicatos y formar comités obreros para unir la clase obrera contra las medidas de austeridad del gobierno laborista.

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

UAW corruption scandal reaches the top

27 July 2018

The revelation that the just-retired UAW president authorized the illegal use of money from company-funded joint training centers demonstrates that the organization is engaged in a criminal conspiracy against auto workers.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

The anniversary of Grenfell Tower: Some musical reappraisals

By Paul Bond, 27 July 2018

The video accompanying Lowkey’s song, “Ghosts of Grenfell 2,” ends with powerful shots of survivors and local residents holding banners demanding answers from the political elite and companies responsible for manufacturing and overseeing the fitting of Grenfell Tower’s flammable cladding.

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

More on the Grenfell fire »

David Byrne’s American Utopia: Fighting difficulties with false cheerfulness

By Matthew MacEgan, 27 July 2018

The album is intended to be the musical component of a larger multimedia project entitled Reasons to Be Cheerful, which is an attempt at spreading “positivity” in the wake of the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency.

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

Workers Struggles

Biggest strike in Ryanair history; South African footwear strike continues
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

27 July 2018

Workers at Irish budget airline Ryanair are fighting for improved pay and seniority rights, while 10,000 South African footwear workers are continuing their strike with further factories closing.

New Zealand Nurses Organisation presents fifth sell-out pay offer

By John Braddock, 26 July 2018

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

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 »

Commentary

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

By Gabriel Black, 26 July 2018

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

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

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 »

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.