US-Europe conflicts erupt in run-up to NATO summit in Brussels

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2018

A month after the G7 summit in Quebec broke down over Washington’s trade war measures, Trump and EU officials exchanged threats before today’s summit.

Allies no more: Trump escalates threats against Europe

Trump administration defends missing court deadline to reunite immigrant families

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 11 July 2018

In a calculated and cruel political maneuver, the administration stated that it could not release children because it could not locate or vet their parents.

Trump administration misses deadline to reunite immigrant children with parents

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

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Latest volley aimed at gutting health care for workers
Trump administration freezes “risk adjustment” payments to health insurers

By Kate Randall, 11 July 2018

Over the last year, the White House has issued executive orders and undertaken administrative actions to undercut the program popularly known as Obamacare.

Concerted efforts to save May’s government and the chance of a “soft Brexit”

By Chris Marsden, 11 July 2018

US President Trump has made no secret of his hostility to the EU and desire to weaken what he considers a rival trade bloc, including by supporting Brexit and imposing sanctions.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns to prepare possible Conservative leadership challenge

Resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis prompts talk of leadership contest, British general election

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More inconsistencies in account of second UK novichok poisoning

By Thomas Scripps, 11 July 2018

The theory advanced by the government is that “Russia has committed an attack on British soil which has seen the death of a British citizen.”

“Nerve agent” death of Dawn Sturgess raises fresh questions over UK Skripal affair

US judge rules literacy is “not a right”

By Phyllis Steele, 11 July 2018

A Detroit District Court judge has dismissed a suit charging Michigan officials with systematically defunding and mismanaging schools.

Nicaragua sees bloodiest clashes yet after months of protest

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2018

Sandinista President Daniel Ortega publicly rejected calls for early elections as security forces and armed government supporters forcibly dismantled protesters’ barricades.

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) to hold online forum: The way forward for nurses and health workers

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 11 July 2018

The online meeting will discuss a socialist strategy to fight for decent and well-funded public health services, in opposition to the Labour Party-led government and the nurses’ union.

New Zealand nurses reject union-backed sellout, prepare nationwide strike

Ultra-nationalist US demagogue Stephen Bannon hails Australia’s new foreign interference laws

By James Cogan, 11 July 2018

The legislation is particularly admired by America’s far right, the Trump administration and the US military-intelligence establishment.

Amnesty International denounces Australia’s “foreign interference” laws

Australia’s foreign interference laws threaten whistleblowers and media freedom

Nauru government bans ABC journalists ahead of Pacific summit

By Patrick O’Connor, 11 July 2018

Backed by the Australian government, Nauru’s president, Baron Waqa, has established a virtual dictatorship.

New Zealand defence policy targets China, Russia

By John Braddock, 11 July 2018

In line with the US Trump administration, the NZ Labour-led government is preparing for war abroad and class war at home.

US provocatively sends two warships through Taiwan Strait

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A Versailles, Macron donne sa feuille de route pour une économie de guerre

Francis Dubois, 11 juillet 2018

Dans son discours devant les chambres du parlement réunies à Versailles, Macron a prôné une politique de répression à l’intérieur et de guerre à l’extérieur.

C’en est fini des alliés : Trump accentue les menaces contre l’Europe

Andre Damon, 11 juillet 2018

Le sommet de l’OTAN de cette semaine, prévu comme une vitrine du réarmement européen, a été éclipsé par des divisions de plus en plus infranchissables entre les États-Unis et l’Europe.

Sauvetage d’enfants dans une grotte en Thaïlande et hypocrisie humanitaire de l’impérialisme

Bill Van Auken, 11 juillet 2018

L’effusion de solidarité humaine, la coopération internationale et l’emploi de ressources illimitées dans les efforts pour sauver 12 garçons thaïlandais et leur entraîneur d’un complexe de grottes inondées, contrastent fortement avec le traitement routinier de la jeunesse par le capitalisme mondial.

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Dejan de ser aliados: Trump intensifica sus amenazas contra Europa

Por Andre Damon, 11 julio 2018

La cumbre de la OTAN esta semana, planeada como una muestra de rearme europeo, se ha visto eclipsada por divisiones cada vez más irreparables entre EUA y Europa.

Continúa el trauma para los niños inmigrantes detenidos en los Estados Unidos

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 11 julio 2018

Los horrores que enfrentan los niños inmigrantes en los centros de detención continúan incesantes, traumatizando a los más vulnerables entre una sección de la sociedad ya victimizada.

Amnistía Internacional denuncia las leyes australianas de "injerencia extranjera"

Por Richards Phillips, 11 julio 2018

“El mensaje principal de Amnistía Internacional sobre estas leyes es que no cambiaremos la forma en que operamos”.

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Keine Verbündeten mehr: Trump eskaliert Drohungen gegen Europa

Andre Damon, 11. Juli 2018

Der NATO-Gipfel in dieser Woche – der eigentlich die europäische Aufrüstung zur Schau stellen sollte – wird von scharfen, unversöhnlichen Spannungen zwischen den USA und Europa überschattet.

Seehofers „Masterplan“: Internierungslager für Flüchtlinge und Massenabschiebungen

Johannes Stern, 11. Juli 2018

Mit dem „Masterplan Migration“ übernimmt die Große Koalition endgültig die Flüchtlingspolitik der rechtsextremen AfD.

Fusion Karstadt–Kaufhof bedroht Tausende Arbeitsplätze

Marianne Arens, 11. Juli 2018

Noch in diesem Monat sollen Karstadt und Kaufhof zu einer Warenhaus AG fusionieren, deren Mehrheitsaktionär der Milliardär René Benko sein wird. Die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft Verdi arbeitet mit Benko seit Jahren zusammen.

Mazedonien: Namensänderung ermöglicht NATO-Erweiterung

John Vassilopoulos, 11. Juli 2018

Hinter dem Abkommen stehen die geopolitischen Interessen des Westens, angeführt von den Vereinigten Staaten, die die Präsenz der NATO in der Region südlich von Russland verstärken wollen.

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Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает Найлса Нимута кандидатом в Конгресс США по 12 округу в Мичигане

Партия Социалистического Равенства, 9 июля 2018 г.

В преддверии промежуточных выборов в Конгресс, которые состоятся 6 ноября, Найлс будет вести кампанию на основе социалистической, антивоенной и антикапиталистической программы в интересах рабочего класса Мичигана и всего мира.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Левые эсеры убивают в Москве германского посла и поднимают мятеж

9 июля 2018 г.

6 июля 1918 года два члена Партии левых социалистов-революционеров (левых эсеров) убили графа Вильгельма фон Мирбаха, германского посла в Москве.

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Ticaret savaşı ve işçi sınıfının siyasi bağımsızlığı

Nick Beams, 9 Temmuz 2018

Ekonomik ulusalcılığın bütün biçimlerine karşı siyasi mücadele yürütülmeli ve bu tür bir politikanın işçilerin işlerini ve yaşam standartlarını koruyabileceği yalanı reddedilmelidir.

Syriza’nın AB kemer sıkma programı üzerine referandumunun üçüncü yılı

Alex Lantier, 9 Temmuz 2018

Syriza’ya oy vermiş işçiler, sağcı kemer sıkma politikaları dayatmaya, demokratik haklara saldırmaya ve emperyalist savaşı desteklemeye kararlı bir hükümetle karşılaştılar.

Avusturya: Viyana’da 100.000 kişi çalışma “reformları”na karşı gösteri yaptı

Markus Salzmann, 9 Temmuz 2018

Hükümet politikaları halkın büyük kısmı tarafından reddedilirken, sendikalar ve sosyal demokratlar toplumsal muhalefeti ve öfkeyi zararsız kanallara yönlendirmeye çalışıyor.

WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange’a yönelik zulüm sürüyor

James Cogan, 9 Temmuz 2018

Assange’ı savunma mücadelesi, uluslararası işçi sınıfını, temel demokratik haklara yönelik süregiden saldırılara ve diktatörlük ve savaş tehlikesine karşı uyarıp harekete geçirme mücadelesinden ayrılamaz.

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آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

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Perspective

Mutiny on their knees: The Democratic Party’s phony opposition to the Kavanaugh nomination

11 July 2018

Despite public posturing, Senate Democrats have no intention of conducting any serious struggle against the confirmation of reactionary federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Notes from the campaign trail
The impact of the US-backed war in Yemen on Michigan’s 12th district

By Niles Niemuth, 11 July 2018

The SEP’s congressional candidate has spoken to immigrant families on the issue of war and the impact of US imperialism on their lives.

“I demand a full and open investigation”
SEP candidate Niles Niemuth extends support to family and friends of Jacoby Hennings

By our reporters, 10 July 2018

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

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

Commentary

Emmanuelle Seigner, Roman Polanski’s wife, calls invitation to join movie Academy “insufferable hypocrisy”

By David Walsh, 11 July 2018

In her open letter, Seigner angrily writes, “This proposal is one insult too many. I cannot remain silent any longer. You offend me while claiming to want to protect women!”

Trump chooses second ultra-right Supreme Court justice

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2018

The Thailand cave rescue and the humanitarian hypocrisy of imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2018

The Guardian’s Marina Hyde accuses actress Susan Sarandon of being Trump’s “asset”

By David Walsh, 10 July 2018

The way forward for UPS workers

By Tom Hall, 10 July 2018

Refugees ensnared in European dragnet

By Johannes Stern and Andre Damon, 9 July 2018

The “anti-fascism” of Podemos: A cover for Spain’s anti-worker Socialist Party government

By Alejandro López, 9 July 2018

Leadership of Argentina’s Partido Obrero maintains silence on ties to right-wing Russian nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Arts Review

Soviet-Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dead at 87

By Clara Weiss, 11 July 2018

Rozhdestvensky had a formative influence on Soviet musical life throughout much of the postwar period.

Punk bassist Steve Soto dead at 54

By Josh Varlin, 10 July 2018

Killing Eve: A television series about a soulless psychopath and her pursuer

By David Walsh, 7 July 2018

Mary Shelley: Prometheus trivialized

By Joanne Laurier, 5 July 2018

The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People: More of the same selfish, racial politics

Autoworkers struggles

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

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Workers Struggles

National Grid cuts off healthcare for locked-out workers in Massachusetts

By Kate Randall, 10 July 2018

Australian unions’ bogus campaign over sacking of Longford maintenance workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 July 2018

Ontario salt-mine strikers blockade mine entry
Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP to hold meetings in Melbourne and Newcastle on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

3 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

25 years ago: US helicopter gunships kill scores in Somalia

A US attack force of 17 Cobra helicopter gunships and Blackhawk helicopters struck a neighborhood in the center of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

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50 years ago: Jobless youth protest in New York City

On July 10, 1968, youth seeking jobs through President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” programs began protests in New York City against cuts in the program ordered by Mayor John V. Lindsay.

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75 years ago: Allied forces invade Sicily

On July 9, 1943, the military forces of the Allied powers began the invasion of the Italian island of Sicily.

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100 years ago: German army makes last large offensive in Second Battle of the Marne

On July 15, 1918, the Imperial German Army made its last large-scale attack on the Western Front, initiating a conflict that became known as the Second Battle of the Marne.

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Defend Julian Assange!

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

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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.