As UPS, steel and telecom companies demand wage freezes
Workers in US face growing class battles

By Jerry White, 30 July 2018

Employers are not only refusing to relent on wages, they are doubling down and demanding new givebacks on healthcare, pensions and work rules.

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

US preparing for regime change and war against Iran

By Peter Symonds, 30 July 2018

Following Trump’s belligerent threats against Iran, a national security meeting was convened in Washington to thrash out the next stage in the escalating confrontation.

Trump threatens Iran with a catastrophic war

Extended-stay motel fire kills mother and five children in Michigan

By Joseph Lorenz, 30 July 2018

This tragedy underscores the desperate and dangerous living conditions confronting millions of low-income and unemployed workers across the US.

US midterm election campaign enters final 100 days

By Patrick Martin, 30 July 2018

Both parties are so out of touch with the realities of life for most Americans as to give their campaigns a delusional character.

House Democrats vote for record US military spending

US hospitals fail to prevent unnecessary maternal deaths and injuries

By Brian Dixon, 30 July 2018

Based on recent data, a USA Today article last Thursday concluded that the United States was the most dangerous country in the developed world for women to give birth.

Seven killed, hundreds of homes destroyed as Carr wildfire spreads across Northern California

By Alec Andersen, 30 July 2018

Some 38,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate the area, many of whom have been forced to proceed to hastily-constructed relief centers run by charities.

Mississippi: No charges for police officers who fatally shot worker in address mix-up

By Nick Barrickman, 30 July 2018

The decision to deny charges comes nearly a year after Ismael Lopez’ death sparked protests and opposition within Southaven, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.

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Local councils in England selling off over 4,000 public spaces and buildings per year

By Alice Summers, 30 July 2018

Vital public facilities are being lost to working-class communities, while selling formerly council-owned parks and squares restricts right of access to previous public spaces.

US promotes Taiwanese submarine program, stoking further tensions with China

By Robert Campion, 30 July 2018

The Trump administration, backed by the Democrats and Republicans, is ramping up pressure on China through closer US involvement with Taiwan’s military.

Australian by-elections underscore deepening alienation from political establishment

By Mike Head, 30 July 2018

Despite large swings against the government, the opposition Labor Party’s vote barely rose from its historic lows.

Australia: Report reveals “Harvest Trail” exploitation of overseas workers

By Hugh Peters, 30 July 2018

The exploitative practices are the outcome of the gutting of permanent jobs by employers and successive governments, assisted by the trade unions.

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Macron prévoit 300 milliards d’euros pour l’armée avant 2025

Kumaran Ira, 30 juillet 2018

L'augmentation massive des dépenses militaires souligne que l’austérité imposée aux travailleurs en Europe a comme but de financer de vastes guerres impérialistes.

Julian Assange et la trahison de la "gauche" latino-américaine

Bill Van Auken, 30 juillet 2018

Les négociations du gouvernement Moreno pour livrer Julian Assange à ses persécuteurs correspond au rôle joué par tous les gouvernements de la « vague rose » en Amérique latine et par leur satellites de la pseudo-gauche.

Des centaines d'enfants d’immigrants restent séparés de leurs parents à l'échéance de la date limite de la Cour

Patrick Martin, 30 juillet 2018

La séparation forcée de parents et de leurs enfants par l’administration Trump constitue un enlèvement de masse ainsi qu’un crime contre l’humanité.

La Police nationale d’Haïti et le Sénat préparent la répression

John Marion, 30 juillet 2018

Tandis que le gouvernement annulait une augmentation de 38% du prix de l’essence, une manifestation tenue mardi à Port-au-Prince exigeait la libération inconditionnelle et immédiate de toutes les personnes arrêtées lors des événements du 6 au 8 juillet.

L’entrevue de David Harvey avec Jacobin sur le Capital de Marx
Une promotion de la politique petite-bourgeoise de pseudo-gauche

Nick Beams, 30 juillet 2018

Tout comme l’ensemble du travail de Harvey, cette entrevue ne sert aucunement à mieux comprendre Marx, mais à empêcher toute compréhension de son chef-d’œuvre, afin de l’adapter aux sensibilités politiques et au style de vie d’un public «de gauche» de classe moyenne.

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Die lateinamerikanische „Linke“ lässt Julian Assange im Stich

Bill Van Auken, 30. Juli 2018

Die Verhandlungen der Moreno-Regierung über die Auslieferung Assanges an seine Verfolger zeigt besonders deutlich, welche Rolle die Regierungen der „rosa Flut“ in Lateinamerika und ihre pseudolinken Anhängsel wirklich spielen.

Schwedische Studentin verhindert Abschiebung eines Afghanen

Paul Bond, 30. Juli 2018

Elin Erssons Widerstand gegen die immigrantenfeindliche Politik der Europäischen Union findet in der Bevölkerung Anklang.

Österreich: Freisprüche für rechtsradikale Identitäre Bewegung

Sven Heymanns, 30. Juli 2018

Vor dem Landgericht Graz sind siebzehn Angeklagte der Identitären Bewegung Österreich (IBÖ) in allen Hauptanklagepunkten freigesprochen worden. Das Urteil spricht Bände über die scharfe Rechtswende in Österreich und ganz Europa.

Österreichische Regierung verschärft Arbeitsrecht

Markus Salzmann, 30. Juli 2018

Das Vorgehen gegen Flüchtlinge dient der rechten Regierung als Hebel, um die demokratischen Rechte und sozialen Errungenschaften der gesamten arbeitenden Bevölkerung anzugreifen.

Falsche Antisemitismus-Vorwürfe gegen Corbyn und die Labour-„Linke“

Jean Shaoul und Chris Marsden, 30. Juli 2018

Mit dem Angriff auf Corbyn und seine Anhänger soll Kritik am Staat Israel als Antisemitismus kriminalisiert werden.

Die CIA-Demokraten – Teil 3
Vom Außenministerium nach Capitol Hill

Patrick Martin, 30. Juli 2018

Die Demokratische Partei strebt danach, nicht nur eine Partei für, sondern auch des Pentagon und der CIA zu sein.

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Ekvador, Julian Assange’ın siyasi sığınma haklarına güvence vermeyi reddetti

Mike Head, 28 Temmuz 2018

Assange, Britanya makamları tarafından, büyük ihtimalle ABD’ye iade edilmeyi bekleyeceği iki yıl ya da daha fazla süre hapsedilecek.

Julian Assange’ı savunun! WikiLeaks’in kurucusuna yönelik tehdide karşı harekete geçin!

Paul Mitchell, 28 Temmuz 2018

Uluslararası işçi sınıfının muazzam toplumsal gücü, Assange’a karşı egemen sınıfın arkasında hizaya geçen emperyalizm yanlısı partilerden, sendikalardan ve medya kuruluşlarından bağımsız bir şekilde, onu savunmak için harekete geçirilmelidir.

Küba’nın yeni anayasası “komünizm”e atıfları çıkarıp özel mülkiyeti tanıyor

Alexander Fangmann, 28 Temmuz 2018

İlan edilen değişiklikler, Küba hükümetinin, Fidel Castro’nun küçük burjuva ulusalcı yönetiminin daha önceki bir dönemde yürürlüğe koyduğu radikal reformları kaldırmasında yeni bir aşamayı haber vermektedir.

Yunanistan: Atina yakınlarındaki yangınlarda en az 76 ölü

Katerina Selin, 28 Temmuz 2018

Yunanistan’ın başkenti Atina yakınlarındaki Attika bölgesindeki feci orman yangınları, Pazartesi gününden beri tüm şiddetiyle devam ediyor.

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Julian Assange y la traición de la “izquierda” latinoamericana

Por Bill Van Auken, 30 julio 2018

Las negociaciones del Gobierno de Moreno para entregar a Julian Assange a sus perseguidores fluyen directamente del papel desempeñado por la “marea rosa” latinoamericana y sus satélites pseudoizquierdistas.

Diputados demócratas estadounidenses votan a favor de presupuesto militar récord

Por Patrick Martin, 30 julio 2018

La Casa Blanca de Trump aplaudió la aprobación en la cámara baja de la Ley de Autorización para la Seguridad Nacional, la cual le provee los recursos para las agresiones militares estadounidenses por todo el mundo.

Partido Socialista de España prepara nuevo presupuesto de austeridad, incrementa el gasto militar

Por Alejandro López, 30 julio 2018

La propuesta de los demócratas sociales para ralentizar el ritmo de la austeridad refleja el miedo a una rebelión social por los trabajadores y la juventud en medio de una creciente ola de huelgas en España.

Ocasio-Cortez, DSA buscan darle una cubierta “izquierdista” a un Partido Demócrata derechista

Por Niles, Niemuth, 30 julio 2018

Los partidiarios de Niles Niemuth, el candidato del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad para el Congreso estadounidense en el Distrito 12 de Michigan, distribuirán esta declaración durante la visita del miembro del DSA y candidata demócrata Alexandría Ocasio-Cortez.

Nuevo presidente peruano Vizcarra se alía con oposición fujimorista para imponer austeridad

Por Armando Cruz, 30 julio 2018

El gobierno Vizcarra-Villanueva intenta imponer nuevos recortes al gasto público y nuevos impuestos a la clase trabajadora que están siendo exigidos or las finanzas internacionales.

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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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Perspective

Egypt’s military junta condemns 75 coup protesters to death

30 July 2018

The blood on Sisi’s hands also drenches the palms of political leaders of all the major parties in the US, Europe and other imperialist powers.

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Commentary

Teamsters union blames opposition to sellout contract on “internet trolls”

By Will Morrow, 30 July 2018

The union’s campaign recalls the United Auto Workers’ denunciations of exposures of its 2015 sellout contract as “fake news.”

Julian Assange and the betrayal of Latin America’s “left”

By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2018

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

Autoworkers Struggles

Mobilize the working class behind Indiana autoworkers
Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers: Form a rank-and-file strike committee to fight for jobs and safety!

By the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter, 30 July 2018

If autoworkers are to prevent another sellout by the UAW, they must take control of the struggle into their own hands by electing rank-and-file strike committee.

UAW corruption scandal reaches the top

By Shannon Jones, 27 July 2018

Top aide to former UAW vice president makes plea deal

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

25 years ago: Clinton declares war on social spending programs

In a nationally televised speech, US President Bill Clinton declared war on what he called the “politics of entitlement,” reaffirming his pledges during the 1992 election campaign to “end welfare as we know it.”

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50 years ago: Bratislava Declaration is signed in Czechoslovakia

Six representatives from the Communist parties of the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, and Poland met with the leaders of Czechoslovakia and signed what became known as the Bratislava Declaration.

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75 years ago: Uprising at Treblinka extermination camp

Prisoners at the Treblinka extermination camp launched a heroic uprising against their Nazi jailers, which shook Third Reich forces and inspired workers and youth engaged in the struggle against fascism across Europe.

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100 years ago: French Socialist Party opposes anti-Bolshevik intervention

The national congress of the Section Francaise de l’Internationale Ouvriere rejected intervention by the imperialist Allies against the Bolsheviks in Russia.

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Arts Review

Unexpectedly restrained: Matteo Garrone’s Dogman
Based on a horrific 1988 murder in Rome

By Emanuele Saccarelli, 30 July 2018

Dogman is a serious attempt to deal with a difficult, and in this climate not especially promising subject.

The anniversary of Grenfell Tower: Some musical reappraisals

By Paul Bond, 27 July 2018

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

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

By Matthew MacEgan, 27 July 2018

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

By Matthew Brennan, 25 July 2018

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.”

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

By Mike Head, 27 July 2018

Imminent threat to Julian Assange underscores need for global defence movement

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 »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Ocasio-Cortez, DSA seek to give “left” cover to right-wing Democratic Party

By Niles Niemuth, 28 July 2018

Supporters of Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for the US Congress from Michigan’s 12th District, are distributing this statement at appearances by DSA member and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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

Obituary

“US autoworkers have to accept a culture of poverty”
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, global cost-cutter, dies

By Marcus Day, 28 July 2018

Marchionne, the Italian-born executive who collaborated with the trade unions in brutally attacking the jobs, wages, and working conditions of autoworkers throughout the world, died Wednesday.

Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Twenty-five years since the death of Joy Gardner

By Julie Hyland, 28 July 2018

Behind the actions of the police officers involved, Joy’s killing was the result of deliberate government policy.

The killing of Joy Gardner: A Workers Inquiry is needed

By the International Communist Party (July 1 1995), 28 July 2018

The World Socialist Web Site is republishing here the July 1, 1995 statement by the International Communist Party—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)—calling for the formation of a Workers’ Inquiry into the death of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner.

Workers Struggles

India truck protest enters its eighth day

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Kranti Kumara, 27 July 2018

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

By Jake Silver, 27 July 2018

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

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.

Socialist Equality Party

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.

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 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.

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.