CEO pay up 17 percent while US workers’ wages stagnate

By Matthew Taylor and Barry Grey, 18 August 2018

The typical CEO of a large firm in the US makes in a single day almost as much as the typical worker earns in an entire year.

Google employees protest plans to build censored search engine in China

By Andre Damon, 18 August 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed Thursday that the company has worked to develop a censored version of its search engine in collaboration with the Chinese state.

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Fight back against internet censorship!

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The brutality of borders
Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range

By Norisa Diaz, 18 August 2018

The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.

UK artists’ visa refusals highlight tightened legislation against migrants

Vehicle crashes claim lives of 16 migrant workers in Italy

US: The “public charge” rule’s effects on legal immigrant families

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London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

If forced out, Assange faces arrest by British police and imprisonment on bail infringement charges relating to a case dropped by Sweden over a year ago.

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul

By Jordan Shilton, 18 August 2018

Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.

UK: Westminster “terror incident” remains unclear

By Paul Bond, 18 August 2018

While the authorities are not yet able to confirm that the incident was a terrorist attack, it will be used to intensify policing powers and surveillance across the capital.

Amidst Turkish crisis Indian rupee falls to all-time low

By Deepal Jayasekera, 18 August 2018

The decline of Indian rupee is a part of a global rush by investors away from so-called emerging markets.

US escalates trade war against Turkey as Ankara moves to attack workers

The global implications of the Turkish lira crisis

Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s sellout: Build rank-and-file committees! Unite the working class against the Labour government!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 18 August 2018

The sellout of the nurses’ struggle by the union bureaucracy raises the need for rank-and-file committees and a fight to unite the working class against austerity and for socialism.

Pentagon chief promotes anti-China agenda in Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 18 August 2018

Mattis’ four-nation tour was aimed at countering China’s influence and building up ties between the US and Latin American military commands.

Presidential slates chosen for Brazil’s general elections: a warning to the working class

By Miguel Andrade, 18 August 2018

Whatever the result of the elections, the Brazilian political system will swing violently to the right, deepening the class war austerity measures initiated by the Workers Party’s (PT).

On eve of strike deadline for 9,000 VW workers
Mexican farmers blame Volkswagen for drought near assembly plant

By Alex González, 18 August 2018

To guarantee their demands for high wages and fully funded social services, autoworkers and farmers are each other’s most natural allies.

Sixty-one-year-old worker dies in horrific fall into vat of oil near Disney World

By Jessica Goldstein, 18 August 2018

John Korody was killed shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning when he slipped on a grate and fell into a vat of oil.

Australian police killed mentally ill young woman seconds after arriving at scene

By Martin Scott, 18 August 2018

The Coroner’s Court was told that 42 percent of those shot by police in Australia between 1989 and 2011 were suffering from a mental illness.

Alcoa workers strike in Western Australia

By Terry Cook, 18 August 2018

The stoppage expresses growing opposition to the corporate giant’s global cost-cutting operation.

New in French

Les États-Unis intensifient la guerre commerciale contre la Turquie alors qu'Ankara s'attaque aux travailleurs

Alex Lantier, 18 août 2018

Washington mène une guerre commerciale contre la Turquie alors même que l’effondrement financier de la lire déchire l’économie turque.

Le gouvernement allemand place le Parti de l'égalité socialiste sur une liste de surveillance de groupes subversifs

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 18 août 2018

Le mois dernier, l’agence du renseignement allemand a ajouté le Parti de l’égalité socialiste à sa liste officielle des organisations «extrémistes de gauche» soumises au contrôle de l’État.

Trump révoque l'autorisation de sécurité de l'ancien chef de la CIA Brennan: la guerre au sein de la classe dirigeante s'intensifie

Patrick Martin, 18 août 2018

La guerre au sein de l'État américain oppose deux factions profondément réactionnaires de l'élite dirigeante capitaliste, personnifiées par Trump et Brennan.

Un récent rapport documente la montée en flèche des inégalités sociales au Canada

Louis Girard, 18 août 2018

C’est le résultat de politiques délibérées visant à faire payer les travailleurs pour la crise capitaliste.

New in Spanish

Trump revoca credencial de seguridad del exdirector de la CIA, Brennan: se agudiza la guerra dentro de la clase gobernante

Por Patrick Martin, 18 agosto 2018

La guerra intraestatal enfrenta a dos facciones profundamente reaccionarias de la elite gobernante capitalista en EUA, personificadas por Trump y Brennan.

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

18 agosto 2018

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

Facebook censura a Telesur y Venezuela Analysis

Por Andrea Lobo, 18 agosto 2018

A medida que el Gobierno de Trump escala su ofensiva contra Venezuela, las corporaciones tecnológicas están intensificando su censura de páginas críticas de la política estadounidense.

Nueve muertos, 107 envenenados en pueblo andino en Perú

Por Cesar Uco, 18 agosto 2018

Esta tragedia en un pueblo campesino de los Andes sirve como un recordatorio de la pobreza extrema a la que se enfrentan millones de peruanos.

New in German

Ruhrtriennale 2018: Eine abstoßende Kontroverse über angeblichen Antisemitismus

Sybille Fuchs, 18. August 2018

Die diesjährige Ruhrtriennale und ihre Intendantin Stefanie Carp sind zum Opfer einer internationalen Kampagne geworden, die jeden als Antisemiten denunziert, der die Politik des Staates Israel kritisiert.

Ankerzentren: Bund und Länder dehnen Lagersystem auf ganz Deutschland aus

Marianne Arens, 18. August 2018

Bisher gibt es acht so genannte „Ankerzentren“ in Bayern und Sachsen. Doch auch Bundesländer, die sich offiziell dagegen verwahren, betreiben ähnliche Einrichtungen.

Antisemitismus-Kampagne gegen Corbyn verbindet Opposition gegen Israels Verbrechen mit Unterstützung für den Terrorismus

Chris Marsden, 18. August 2018

Der Führer der britischen Labour Party will seine Widersacher besänftigen statt sie herauszufordern. Deren Angriff gründet sich auf die Behauptung, Opposition gegen Israel sei gleichbedeutend mit Antisemitismus.

Wagenknecht und Lafontaine: #Aufstehen für Rechts

Christoph Vandreier, 18. August 2018

Am Wochenende lancierten die beiden Linken-Politiker Interviews in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung und Die Welt, in denen sie das fremdenfeindliche und nationalistische Programm ihrer Bewegung vorstellten.

Türkei: Erdogan reagiert auf verschärften US-Handelskrieg mit sozialen Angriffen

Alex Lantier, 18. August 2018

Die US-Regierung setzt ihren Handelskrieg gegen die Türkei fort, obwohl der Kollaps der Lira deren Wirtschaft zugrunde richtet.

Wachsende Fraktionskämpfe innerhalb der herrschenden Klasse der USA
Trump entzieht ehemaligem CIA-Chef Brennan die Sicherheitsfreigabe

Patrick Martin, 18. August 2018

Im Fraktionskampf innerhalb des amerikanischen Staatsapparats stehen zwei zutiefst reaktionäre Gruppierungen der kapitalistischen herrschenden Elite, verkörpert durch Trump und Brennan, einander gegenüber.

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.

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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.

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Perspective

Former CIA Director John Brennan’s brief for dismantling democracy

18 August 2018

The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: “It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it.”

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Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

German government places Socialist Equality Party on subversive watch list

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 17 August 2018

Last month Germany’s domestic intelligence agency added the Socialist Equality Party to its official list of “left-wing extremist” organizations subject to state monitoring.

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part four

By Eric London, 17 August 2018

This is the final part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party, beginning in 1947, of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part three

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part two

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

Arts Review

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)—A tribute to the Queen of Soul

By Hiram Lee, 18 August 2018

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died August 16 at the age of 76. She was a major figure, one of the great performers of the second half of the twentieth century.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman: The illogic of racialism

By David Walsh, 16 August 2018

Acoustic Classics—the new old songs of Rodney Crowell

By Hiram Lee, 15 August 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district launches website

16 August 2018

Visit our new website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

Tragic house fire takes three lives in Lincoln Park, Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 14 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns among UPS workers in Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 15 August 2018

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

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

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

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

Workers Struggles

Thousands of beedi cigarette workers strike in India, Sri Lankan tea plantation workers demand higher pay, South Korea finance workers plan national walkout
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

18 August 2018

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

Australia: Transport union cancels Victorian bus drivers strike

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 August 2018

Opposition mounts to UPS-Teamsters conspiracy as union announces contract for airline mechanics

By Will Morrow, 16 August 2018

Break the UPS-Teamsters conspiracy! Mobilize opposition to the sellout contract!

UPS pays out $700 million to stockholders: An object lesson in the operation of capitalism

More on the struggle at UPS »

Fifteen workers hospitalized after explosion at US Steel mill south of Detroit

By Jessica Goldstein, 13 August 2018

Commentary

Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA chief Brennan: Ruling class warfare intensifies

By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2018

New CDC estimates: A record 72,000 US drug overdose deaths in 2017

By Kate Randall, 17 August 2018

Seoul and Pyongyang prepare for September summit while US intensifies campaign against North Korea

By Ben McGrath, 17 August 2018

Australian Daily Telegraph lawyers plead “truth defence” in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

By Richard Phillips, 16 August 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witchhunt »

Growing support for socialism in the United States

By Joseph Kishore, 14 August 2018

What the neo-Nazi debacle in Washington showed

By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2018

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

Autoworkers Issues

Late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lied to federal investigators about gift to UAW official

By Marcus Day, 17 August 2018

UAW bribery predated 2009, lawyer for former Fiat Chrysler executive tells court

More on autoworkers issues »

Mehring Books

Two new pamphlets from Mehring Books

15 August 2018

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that two new pamphlets—The World Socialist Web Site and the Defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and The 2018 Teacher Rebellion—are available for online purchase.

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I had to sell my cell phone to pay for food”
Spanish Amazon worker, fired for injury, faces prospect of homelessness

By Eric London, 13 August 2018

“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

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

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Defend Julian Assange!

Workers and youth in UK speak out against continued persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 13 August 2018

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 »

Science

NASA spacecraft launched for close-up study of the Sun

By Bryan Dyne, 13 August 2018

25 years ago: Clinton unveils health care “reform” to cut costs for corporate employers

In a speech to the National Governors Association on August 16, 1993, President Bill Clinton outlined the substance of his proposed health care reform program.

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50 years ago: Soviet Politburo agrees to invasion of Czechoslovakia

Meeting in Moscow August 17, 1968, members of the Soviet Politburo voted unanimously to “provide assistance and support to the Communist Party and people of Czechoslovakia through the use of armed forces.”

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75 years ago: Churchill, Roosevelt meet in Quebec

On August 17, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt, along with military leaders from both countries, met in Quebec for a secret military conference.

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100 years ago: AFL and business leaders discuss how to fight Bolshevism

On August 13, 1918, a top-level conference between officials of the National Civic Federation and AFL President Samuel Gompers discussed “methods of counteracting Bolshevism.”

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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.