Ryanair pilots stage European-wide strike

By Marianne Arens and Robert Stevens, 11 August 2018

Pilots at the Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Friday in Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany to demand improvements in working conditions.

Ryanair faces largest pilots’ strike in its history

The Ryanair strike and the resurgence of international class struggle

“We are underpaid slaves”
Growing opposition among UPS workers as Teamsters conference endorses sellout contracts

By Kayla Costa, 11 August 2018

UPS management responded to the Teamsters executives vote by gloating that the contract will provide “greater flexibility” and help “address challenges from competitors.”

Amazon worker Shannon Allen opposes censorship of her video statement by Teamsters-linked Facebook page

By Will Morrow, 11 August 2018

Shannon said the censorship of her video showed that the Teamsters union is fearful of workers from Amazon and UPS forming rank-and-file committees and linking up their struggles.

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

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

More on the struggle at UPS »

Turkish lira plunges as US trade war measures strangle Turkish economy

By Alex Lantier and Halil Celik, 11 August 2018

President Trump is trying to use trade tariffs to compel Ankara to step up attacks on the working class and totally subordinate its foreign policy to US imperialism’s demands.

More deaths and maiming of Palestinians amid latest “ceasefire”

By Jean Shaoul, 11 August 2018

The latest round of fighting could torpedo a four-year truce between Israel and Hamas.

Israel carries out new strikes on Gaza

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

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

Based on bogus charges of anti-Semitism
Details emerge of plot to oust Corbyn or split UK Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 11 August 2018

In their plot to remove Corbyn, Labour’s right wing are reasserting the nakedly neo-liberal and militarist agenda pursued by Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Smearing of Corbyn as an anti-Semite prepares right-wing breakaway from Labour

US-North Korean nuclear deal stalls amid growing recriminations

By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2018

The US is insisting North Korea hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads, without any significant concessions in return.

South Korean government begins phony reform of military intelligence agency

By Ben McGrath, 11 August 2018

The basic framework of a police state will remain in place regardless of the cosmetic changes made by Moon Jae-in’s administration.

Striking Sri Lankan railway workers need a political perspective

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 11 August 2018

Over 4,000 workers, including engine drivers, guards, station masters and supervisory managers, walked out on Wednesday to demand higher pay.

White House and Pentagon advance plan to create a Space Force

By Trévon Austin, 11 August 2018

Vice President Mike Pence announced steps would be taken to create the United States Space Command.

“I would not wish working for Amazon on my worst enemy”
Southern California Amazon worker reports company forcing employees to work despite fire evacuation orders

By Marko Leone and Norisa Diaz, 11 August 2018

Brutal conditions at the Riverside County fulfillment center are compounded by the Southern California Holy Fire and Amazon’s disregard for employees forced to evacuate.

Canada and Saudis in raucous diplomatic spat over Ottawa’s posturing over human rights

By Roger Jordan, 11 August 2018

The events of the past week notwithstanding, Canada—as attested by its $15 billion arms deal with Riyadh—is a staunch ally of the absolutist Saudi regime.

Tennessee carries out first execution in nearly a decade
Inmate “gulped for an extended period of time” and was “choking,” “gasping”

By Kate Randall, 11 August 2018

Irick’s attorneys had argued that their client suffered from severe mental illness and that one of the drugs to be used in his lethal injection could cause severe pain.

Mass exodus of South Carolina teachers continues

By Hiram Lee, 11 August 2018

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, South Carolina will likely face an even greater shortage of teachers than in previous years.

Off-duty Cincinnati police officer uses taser on 11-year old child

By Jacob Crosse, 11 August 2018

Eleven year old Donesha Gowdy was suspected of “petty shoplifting”.

Portland police attack anti-fascist counter-protesters at neo-fascist rally

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

More on police violence in America »

New in Turkish

İnternet sansürüne karşı çıkın!

Andre Damon, 11 Ağustos 2018

İnternette ifade özgürlüğünün savunusu, sosyal haklarını savunma ve eşitsizliğe, savaşa ve kapitalist sisteme karşı çıkma mücadelesine girerken, işçi sınıfı için olmazsa olmazdır.

WikiLeaks: ABD Senatosu İstihbarat Komitesi, Julian Assange’dan kapalı bir mülakat vermesini istedi

Mike Head, 11 Ağustos 2018

Assange, Amerikan makamlarının onun ABD’deki yasal durumunu netleştirmesinde ısrar etmeli ve onu iade ettirip suçlamaya yönelik gizli planları açığa vurmalıdır.

New in German

Dutzende Kinder bei Luftangriff von US-Verbündeten im Jemen getötet

Bill Van Auken, 11. August 2018

Der gewaltsame Tod von mindestens 43 Kindern ist für Washington nur ein „Kollateralschaden“ seiner Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen den Iran und seines Strebens nach Hegemonie über den Nahen Osten.

Europaweiter Streik der Ryanair-Piloten

Marianne Arens und Robert Stevens, 11. August 2018

Die Piloten von Ryanair, die gestern in fünf Ländern gleichzeitig streikten, sind damit konfrontiert, dass die national basierten Gewerkschaften den Streik sabotieren und sich so schnell wie möglich mit Ryanair einigen wollen.

USA verhängen neue Sanktionen gegen Russland

Clara Weiss, 11. August 2018

Russische Kommentatoren warnen vor einem uneingeschränkten Wirtschaftskrieg zwischen Russland und den USA.

Resolution des fünften Parteitags der SEP (USA)
Freiheit für Julian Assange!

Socialist Equality Party (US), 11. August 2018

Diese Resolution wurde auf dem Parteitag der Socialist Equality Party in den USA (22.-27. Juli 2018) einstimmig angenommen.

New in Spanish

EUA cómplice de ataque aéreo que mató a docenas de niños en Yemen

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 agosto 2018

La masacre de al menos 43 niños que viajaban en bus es para Washington tan solo un “daño colateral” menor de su campaña de guerra contra Irán y de hegemonía en Oriente Próximo.

Trump amenaza al mundo con las sanciones a Irán

Peter Symonds, 11 agosto 2018

Bajo el lema de “paz”, EUA prepara un guerra comercial y guerra —no solo contra Irán, sino contra todo rival potencial, incluyendo sus aliados europeos y asiáticos.

Juez federal bloquea intento de Gobierno de Trump de deportar a madre e hijo durante audiencia en corte

Por Eric London, 11 agosto 2018

El Gobierno buscó expulsar a los inmigrantes de EUA mientras sus abogados estaban ocupados defendiéndolos en la corte.

Nueva ronda de sanciones de Estados Unidos contra Rusia

Por Clara Weiss, 11 agosto 2018

Los comentaristas rusos han advertido de una guerra económica a gran escala entre Rusia y los EUA.

Se recrudecen las tensiones entre EUA y Alemania al comenzar construcción de gasoducto Nord Stream 2

Por Richard Tyler, 11 agosto 2018

Pese a que la construcción del Nord Stream 2 ya comenzó, podría enredarse en las políticas de guerra comercial del presidente Trump.

PayPal cierra la cuenta de un grupo propalestino en colusión con el gobierno israelí

Por Jean Shaoul, 11 agosto 2018

Las acciones de Paypal son parte de un esfuerzo más amplio de censura por los gigantes tecnológicos y de redes sociales estadounidenses, trabajando íntimamente con las agencias de inteligencia estadounidenses e israelíes.

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 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

America’s unending reign of police terror

11 August 2018

Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

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

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.

Commentary

German Left Party leaders launch right-wing coalition

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 August 2018

The #StandUp coalition combines anti-corporate demagogy with nationalist and xenophobic positions pioneered by the extreme right.

Missouri referendum vote kills “right-to-work” law

By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2018

The more than two-to-one margin of the vote surprised union officials and shocked the Republican right.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2018

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

By Eric London, 10 August 2018

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

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

By Hiram Lee, 8 August 2018

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

Over 400,000 West Bengal tea plantation workers strike; Alcoa workers walkout in Western Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

11 August 2018

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

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.

More »

 

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.