Federal judge blocks Trump administration attempt to deport mother and child during court hearing

By Eric London, 10 August 2018

The government sought to remove the immigrants from the US while their lawyers were preoccupied arguing the case in court.

Over 130 immigrant workers arrested in ICE raids in Minnesota and Nebraska

More on the attack on immigrants »

Heat wave and climate change drive California fires, now largest in state history

By David Brown, 10 August 2018

Last month was the hottest July on record for California going back 124 years, contributing to the drying out of vegetation and setting the stage for a record fire season.

Israel carries out new strikes on Gaza

By James Cogan, 10 August 2018

The latest assault, which killed three people, follows repeated threats by the Israeli government to launch another full-scale military intervention.

PayPal closes pro-Palestinian group’s account in collusion with Israeli government

Mass protest led by Druze against Israel’s Nation State law

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

Arrest of Republican congressman on corruption charges heightens political conflict in Washington

By Barry Grey, 10 August 2018

The prosecution of Chris Collins is a political shot by the US intelligence agencies across Trump’s bow.

Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign leaves most Americans unmoved

New round of US sanctions against Russia

By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2018

Russian commentators have warned of a full-scale economic war between Russia and the US.

Teamsters for a Democratic Union-linked Facebook page censors Amazon worker’s video calling for a united struggle with UPS workers

By Will Morrow, 10 August 2018

The Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a dissident faction of the union apparatus, is terrified of Amazon and UPS workers linking up in a common struggle.

Ryanair faces largest pilots’ strike in its history

9 August 2018

The Ryanair strike and the resurgence of international class struggle

Sixty-three-year-old pipeline worker killed in blast in Texas

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 August 2018

Bud Taylor, a 63-year-old pipeline worker, was killed in a natural gas pipeline blast in Texas that left six others seriously injured.

US media, retired officers tout youth fitness as necessary to boost military recruitment

By Warren Duzak, 10 August 2018

Newspaper columns are proposing the creation of a pool of potential recruits for the US military as an important physical educational goal.

US-German tensions rise as construction starts on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

By Richard Tyler, 10 August 2018

Although the construction of Nord Stream 2 has begun, it could yet fall afoul of US President’s Trump’s trade war policies.

US threatens to nix IMF bailout of Pakistan

By Sampath Perera, 10 August 2018

The 12 previous loans Pakistan has obtained from the IMF were all conditional on the imposition of brutal “structural readjustment” measures.

Government-backed thugs attack student protests in Bangladesh

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 10 August 2018

Demonstrations involving thousands of teenage students erupted in Dhaka and continued for nine days.

Indian government threatens to end citizenship for millions of Assam residents

Inquest shows Australian governments directly responsible for refugee’s death

By Max Newman, 10 August 2018

Coroner rules Hamid Khazaei’s death was a “preventable” outcome of “the policy of offshore processing.”

New in Spanish

¡Luchemos contra la censura en línea!

Por Andre Damon, 10 agosto 2018

El objetivo principal de la censura ha sido y sigue siendo silenciar la oposición izquierdista a la guerra, la desigualdad y el capitalismo.

Resolución del Quinto Congreso Nacional del PSI (EUA)
El resurgir de la lucha de clases y las tareas del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad: Primera Parte

10 agosto 2018

Esta resolución fue aprobada por unanimidad por el Congreso del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, celebrado del 22 al 27 de julio de 2018.

Trabajadores de UPS: ¡Organicen comités de base para preparar la oposición al contrato! mundial

Por WSWS UPS Worker Newsletter, 10 agosto 2018

No se debe permitir que el sindicato de los Teamsters retengan la iniciativa y continúen su conspiración aliados la compañía contra los trabajadores sin oposición.

Más de 130 trabajadores inmigrantes arrestados en redadas de ICE en Minnesota y Nebraska

Por Alec Andersen, 10 agosto 2018

Cientos de agentes de migración y de la policía vestidos con equipo militar realizaron detenciones propias de la Gestapo en aproximadamente una docena de lugares de trabajo agrícolas.

El presidente electo mexicano promete una única condonación de deudas de electricidad

Por Alex González, 10 agosto 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador prometió una condonación limitada a un solo estado como un esfuerzo para tratar de ocultar el nombramiento de una figura que ayudó llevar a cabo fraude en las elecciones presidenciales de 1988.

Podemos respalda encubrimiento estatal de atentado terrorista en Barcelona

Por Alex Lantier, 10 agosto 2018

El partido pseudoizquierdista está demandando que el rey español pueda encabezar la ceremonia conmemorativa.

New in French

Ryanair fait face à la plus grande grève des pilotes de son histoire

Marianne Arens, 10 août 2018

Vendredi, des grèves simultanées auront lieu contre Ryanair dans plusieurs pays européens. Alors que la colère des travailleurs monte, les syndicats font tout leur possible pour isoler la grève.

Podemos se fait l’écho des mensonges d’Etat sur les attentats de Barcelone

Alex Lantier, 10 août 2018

Le parti de pseudo-gauche exige que le Roi espagnol soit autorisé à diriger la manifestation pour commémorer les victimes pour le premier anniversaire de l’attentat.

Sanctions américaines contre l‘Iran : Trump menace le monde

Peter Symonds, 10 août 2018

Sous le drapeau de la « paix », l‘administration Trump prépare la guerre commerciale et la guerre – non seulement avec l‘Iran, mais aussi avec tous les rivaux potentiels des États-Unis, y compris leurs alliés d’Asie et d’Europe.

Après le reportage sur l’entrepôt du Texas par l’IAWV
D’autres travailleurs d’Amazon s’expriment contre leurs conditions de travail atroces

Evan Cohen, 10 août 2018

Les travailleurs d’entrepôt d’Amazon font face à des taux de blessures ahurissants, à un harcèlement routinier, à un fort taux de roulement ainsi qu’à une surveillance autoritaire.

New in German

Assange offenbar aufgefordert, vor Geheimdienstausschuss des US-Senats auszusagen

Mike Head, 10. August 2018

WikiLeaks soll eine Anfrage erhalten haben, ob Assange bereit wäre, über die angebliche „russische Einmischung“ bei der Wahl von 2016 auszusagen.

Wirtschaftlicher Aufschwung kommt bei Arbeitern nicht an

Dietmar Henning, 10. August 2018

Trotz Wirtschaftswachstum und steigenden Beschäftigungszahlen explodiert in Deutschland die Armut, wie das Jahresgutachten des Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverbands aufzeigt.

Kampf der Internetzensur!

Andre Damon, 10. August 2018

Das Hauptziel der Zensur war von Anfang an die Unterdrückung von linkem Widerstand gegen Krieg, Ungleichheit und Kapitalismus.

New in Russian

Документам кандидата Партии Социалистического Равенства в Мичигане не выдвинуто претензий

От нашего корреспондента, 9 августа 2018 г.

Государственная избирательная комиссия штата Мичиган не ранее 7 сентября примет решение, будет ли кандидат Партии Социалистического Равенства Найлс Нимут включен в избирательные бюллетени. Однако срок подачи претензий со стороны других групп, таких как Демократическая партия, истек.

New in Arabic

المجلس العسكري المصري یمد حالة الطوارئ ويسيطر على وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعیة

٢٢ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٨

بعد خمس سنوات من الانقلاب العسكري الذي وقع في 3 یولیو / تموز 2013 ضد الرئیس الإخواني محمد مرسي والمذبحة التي راح ضحیتها أكثر من 1000 تابعا له في شوارع القاهرة ، یقوم النظام العسكري للدكتاتور عبد الفتاح السیسي ، المدعوم من القوى الغربية ، بتكثیف إرهابه المعادي للثورة.

New in Italian

Cos’è la “nostra democrazia”?

Eric London, 31 luglio 2018

Al centro dell'isteria anti-russa guidata dal Partito Democratico è l'affermazione che la Russia e il suo presidente, Vladimir Putin, minacciano la “nostra democrazia”.

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Perspective

US complicit in air strike that murdered dozens of children in Yemen

10 August 2018

The slaughter of at least 43 children riding a bus is for Washington only a minor incident of “collateral damage” in its drive to war against Iran and hegemony over the Middle East.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Video

Amazon worker Shannon Allen: “What we need is a socialist program!”

Shannon Allen, a homeless Amazon worker who lives in her car in the Amazon parking lot, was recently featured in a political ad for Bernie Sanders. But she has more to say than what was included by the Sanders team...

Featured Commentary

Defend the Student Council! Stop the right-wing conspiracy at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018

The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party: Part Three

10 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
Free Julian Assange!

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

Commentary

Spanish army hails record of fascist dictator Francisco Franco

By Alejandro Lopez, 10 August 2018

A group of 181 retired Spanish army officers issued a statement hailing fascist dictator Francisco Franco for "saving" Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Fight back against internet censorship!

By Andre Damon, 9 August 2018

The demise of another Bernie Sanders fraud

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018

Primary results show rightward shift of both Republican and Democratic parties

Bernie Sanders holds rallies to prop up the Democratic Party in Michigan

Politics in bad faith: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns in Michigan

German government plans reintroduction of military conscription

By Noah Windstein, 9 August 2018

No money for wages, schools, health care, but…
Stock buybacks will hit $1 trillion in 2018

By Barry Grey, 8 August 2018

Class exploitation and the market: The secret of the $1 trillion corporation

The New York Times defends Sarah Jeong after racist tweets come to light

By Hiram Lee, 8 August 2018

Washington allies with ISIS as great power conflict trumps “war on terror”

US launches economic war on Iran, roils Mideast and world geopolitics

Why did New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger meet with Trump?

UPS workers struggles

UPS workers: Build rank-and-file committees to organize opposition to the contract!

By the WSWS UPS Worker Newsletter, 9 August 2018

Amid growing outrage from workers, Teamsters release sellout UPS Freight contract agreement

Construction workers building UPS super-hub in Indianapolis walk off job

More on the struggle at UPS »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

By Niles Niemuth, 8 August 2018

“You have a perspective from the working man, not from the corporate media”
Workers and young people speak to SEP campaigners at Sanders rallies in southeast Michigan

By Tom Hall, 6 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan’s 12th congressional district

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

No challenge filed to Socialist Equality Party candidate’s nominating petition in Michigan

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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Railworkers strike in UK while Iranian rail strike continues

10 August 2018

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

Arizona teachers return to classrooms with limited gains and broken promises

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2018

Five months after strike, West Virginia teachers say “nothing has changed”

More on the Defense of Public Education »

UK: Unite suspends strike action on Sheffield Supertram to recommend sellout deal

By Tony Robson, 8 August 2018

New Zealand Nurses Organisation rams through sellout pay deal

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 8 August 2018

The fight to defend jobs and the lessons of the 1972 Lordstown strike

By Carl Bronski, 8 August 2018

Who is UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada?

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Australia: Telstra seeks to slash wages after announcing massive job cuts

By Terry Cook, 8 August 2018

Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
More Amazon workers speak out against atrocious working conditions

By Evan Cohen, 3 August 2018

Defend Julian Assange!

Julian Assange reportedly asked to give secret interview to US Senate Intelligence Committee

By Mike Head, 9 August 2018

Ecuador’s president issues new threat to Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 7 August 2018

Moreno’s threats to “take measures” if Assange “intervenes” in the politics of other countries is a fraudulent attempt to justify turning the journalist over to the war criminals in Washington and London.

Julian Assange’s lawyer: Australian government has a “duty” to protect him

By Mike Head, 2 August 2018

Ecuador’s president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US

By Mike Head, 31 July 2018

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

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

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 »

Arts Review

Jazz goes country—the music of Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams

By Hiram Lee, 7 August 2018

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story—“Do good anyway. … Think big anyway. … Build anyway”

By Joanne Laurier, 6 August 2018

#MeToo turns deadly
Opera singer Anne Sofie von Otter blames #MeToo witch-hunt for her husband’s suicide

By David Walsh, 3 August 2018

25 years ago: Coalition government in Japan excludes former ruling party

On August 9, 1993, an eight-party coalition government was formed in Japan, without the Liberal Democratic Party, which had ruled in Tokyo continuously for the previous 38 years.

More »

50 years ago: Nine coal miners killed in an explosion in Greenville, Kentucky

On August 7, 1968 an explosion inside the River Queen No. 1 Coal Mine killed nine men who had been working under the surface.

More »

75 years ago: Soviet troops launch offensive against German forces

On August 7, 1943, Russian troops launched a significant military offensive against German troops in the Smolensk and Bryansk regions of the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: Japanese troops land in Vladivostok

Over 12,000 Japanese troops poured into the Siberian city of Vladivostok on the Pacific, only about 80 miles (127 km) north of Korea, which the Japanese had occupied in 1895, as a part of the Allied Siberian expedition.

More »

NHS Fightback

NHS trade unions’ “best deal in eight years” revealed as a fraud

By Ajanta Silva, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 4 August 2018

The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

Sri Lankan SEP member Mohamdiramlage Chandrasiri (1955–2018)

By Wimal Fernando, 19 July 2018

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

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.

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

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.