Three immigrants die in US custody in three days

By Niles Niemuth, 6 June 2019

Immigrants are being subjected to inhumane treatment all along the line, guaranteeing that there will be more deaths in federal detention centers across the US.

Lutheran student pastor Betty Rendón deported back to Colombia less than a month after being detained by ICE

By Jacob Crosse, 6 June 2019

Pleas from community members and family fell on deaf ears as the Trump administration escalates its war on immigrants.

As Trump escalates war on immigrants
US watchdog finds 900 immigrants jammed into jail designed for 125

More on North American immigrants »

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Julian Assange could die in prison

By Kevin Reed, 6 June 2019

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture said in an Australian radio interview on June 1 that Julian Assange could die in jail if his persecution is not ended here and now.

A gathering of warmongers marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England

By Robert Stevens, 6 June 2019

Nothing could obscure the fact that the commemoration was held against the backdrop of a historic breakdown in relations between the major powers.

Trump escalates his pro-Brexit agenda during UK state visit

Mass protests as Trump visits the UK
The fight against Trump must become the struggle for socialism

Strong indications of right-wing extremist involvement in murder of German regional politician

By Peter Schwarz, 6 June 2019

Walter Lübcke, a regional German politician in the city of Kassel, Hesse, was murdered after receiving death threats from the far right.

Michigan attorney general seizes cell phone of former governor Snyder in probe of Flint water crisis

By James Brewer, 6 June 2019

The cell phones, iPads and laptops of former governor Rick Snyder and 65 other state officials are being gathered as evidence in the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis.

Military junta launches counter-revolution in Sudan

By Jean Shaoul, 6 June 2019

The counter-revolutionary bloodbath has killed some 100 people, including an eight-year old child, and injured hundreds more since Monday.

Military massacres protesters in Sudan

French rail workers protest one year after rail privatization

By Anthony Torres, 6 June 2019

With anger growing among rail workers over station closures and worsening working conditions, the unions felt compelled to organize a symbolic one-day strike.

Trump administration issues new restrictions on US travel to Cuba

By Alexander Fangmann, 6 June 2019

The White House aims is to exacerbate an economic crisis on the island that has already produced shortages and rationing of food and energy.

Sri Lankan Muslim ministers resign amid growing threats of anti-Muslim violence

By K. Ratnayake, 6 June 2019

Every faction of the ruling elite is systematically using Islamophobia to divide the working class along ethnic and religious lines as part of its preparations for autocratic forms of rule.

Schneider Electric lays off over 300 in Peru, Indiana

By Michael Walters, 6 June 2019

The closure of the plant by the French multinational will devastate the town of 11,000 in central Indiana.

Canada: Alberta wildfires force evacuations, threaten air quality

By Janet Browning, 6 June 2019

Even as Alberta’s premier dismissed any link between climate change and the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, smoke forced him to cancel an outdoor Calgary event.

New in Russian

Не менее 116 пострадавших от взрывов на заводе в Дзержинске

Клара Вайс, 6 июня 2019 г.

Взрывы на заводе, производящем взрывчатку для российской армии, выбили стекла в сотнях домов и зданий в радиусе 3 километров3 километров.

New in Turkish

Sudan’da ordu protestocuları katlediyor

Bill Van Auken, 6 Haziran 2019

Sudan’da güvenlik güçleri, beş ayı aşkın süredir devam eden oturma eylemini sona erdirmek için gerçek mühimmat kullanarak bir katliam gerçekleştirdi.

Alman hükümeti, aşırı sağcı Profesör Jörg Baberowski’yi savunuyor

Johannes Stern, 6 Haziran 2019

Hükümete göre, Hitler’in önemsizleştirilmesi ve Alman militarizminin geri dönüşüne destek uyandırılması gibi “görüşler” anayasada korunurken, belli ki bu görüşlerin eleştirilmesi korunmuyor.

New in French

Manifestations de masse lors de la visite de Trump au Royaume-Uni
La lutte contre Trump doit devenir une lutte pour le socialisme

Chris Marsden, 6 juin 2019

Les travailleurs et jeunes à la recherche d’un moyen pour lutter contre le danger croissant de guerre et de dictature, illustré par les menaces de Trump contre la Chine et la Russie, doivent rejeter tout appel à une alliance avec des puissances rivales et des partis capitalistes

Un an après la réforme ferroviaire en France, les cheminots manifestent

Anthony Torres, 6 juin 2019

Face à la colère des cheminots contre la fermeture des gares et la dégradation des conditions de travail, les syndicats ont appelé à une mobilisation le 4 juin.

Alors que Trump arrive au Royaume-Uni
Les États-Unis menacent de rompre l'Alliance Atlantique au sujet de l'armée européenne

Alex Lantier, 6 juin 2019

US officials have indicated that if the plans of Berlin and Paris for an EU army proceed, Washington might not defend the EU against a hypothetical Russian attack.

L'armée algérienne suspend les élections présidentielles du 4 juillet

Will Morrow, 6 juin 2019

L’Armée a pris la décision au milieu des protestations hebdomadaires de masse des travailleurs et des jeunes dans les villes d’Algérie, qui s’opposaient aux élections, au président par intérim Bensalah, et à la dictature militaire.

Dans une victoire juridique pour Assange, un tribunal suédois se prononce contre l’extradition

Oscar Grenfell, 6 juin 2019

Bien que les procureurs suédois aient enquêté sur Julian Assange sur de fausses allégations d’inconduite sexuelle pendant huit ans, ils ne l’ont jamais accusé.

Le gouvernement allemand défend le professeur d'extrême droite Jörg Baberowski

Johannes Stern, 6 juin 2019

Le soutien ouvert du gouvernement à Baberowski confirme les mises en garde du Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l'égalité socialiste, SGP) et du World Socialist Web Site.

New in Norwegian

Det globale angrepet på arbeidsplasser

Jerry White, 6. juni 2019

Det australske telekommunikasjonsselskapet Telstras kutting av arbeidsplasser er del av en bølge av internasjonale permitteringer som peker på det presserende behovet for arbeiderklassens globalt koordinert respons.

Fra arkivene
Stopp den stalinistiske terroren mot kinesiske arbeidere

Erklæring fra Den internasjonale komitéen av den fjerde internasjonale, 6. juni 2019

ICFI-erklæringen «Stopp den stalinistiske terroren mot kinesiske arbeidere» ble publisert den 22. juni 1989, da omfanget av politiets slepenot og undertrykking av arbeidere og studenter ble utvidet i kjølvannet av massakren på Den himmelske freds plass.

New in Spanish

El ataque global contra los empleos

Por Jerry White, 6 junio 2019

Los recortes de puestos en la empresa de telecomunicaciones australiana, Telstra, es parte de una ola de despidos internacional que apunta urgentemente a la necesidad de una respuesta coordinada de la clase obrera.

Estados Unidos requiere que los solicitantes de visas revelen información de sus redes sociales

por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 6 junio 2019

La implementación de un nuevo “filtro extremo” constituye otra intensificación de la guerra del Gobierno de Trump contra los inmigrantes.

La huelga nacional del 29 de mayo y la crisis económica, política y social de Argentina

Por Rafael Azul, 6 junio 2019

Huelgas y protestas nacionales se han vuelto rituales cínicos, diseñados para mantener a los trabajadores bajo el control del aparato sindical y la clase gobernante.

De los archivos:
Detener el terror estalinista contra los trabajadores chinos

Declaración del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, 6 junio 2019

La declaración del CICI titulada “Detener el terror estalinista contra los trabajadores chinos” fue publicada al 22 de junio de 1989, mientras el alcance de las redes policiales y la represión contra los trabajadores y estudiantes se espandía tras la masacre de la Plaza Tiananmen.

New in German

Staatsbesuch in Großbritannien: Trump treibt seine Unterstützung für den Brexit voran

Robert Stevens, 6. Juni 2019

Trump schwebt ein Handelsabkommen mit Großbritannien vor, das den US-Konzernen sämtliche Vorteile einräumt. Gleichzeitig verschärft er die Handelskriegsmaßnahmen gegen Amerikas Konkurrenten im Rest der Welt.

Der globale Angriff auf Arbeitsplätze

Jerry White, 6. Juni 2019

Der Stellenabbau des australischen Telekommunikationsunternehmens Telstra ist Teil einer globalen Entlassungswelle, gegen die sich die Arbeiterklasse nur zur Wehr setzen kann, indem sie sich international zusammenschließt.

Australien: Polizeirazzien gegen Journalisten wegen der Enthüllung von Überwachung und Kriegsverbrechen

Oscar Grenfell, 6. Juni 2019

Die Razzien gegen einen News-Corp-Journalisten und die Büros der Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney sind Teil der weltweiten Angriffe auf die Pressefreiheit und die demokratischen Grundrechte.

Mord an Regierungspräsident Lübcke: Deutliche Hinweise auf Rechtsradikale

Peter Schwarz, 6. Juni 2019

Die Hinweise, dass Lübcke zum Ofer von Rechtsextremen wurde, sind erdrückend. Ob Staatsanwaltschaft und LKA bereit sind, dies restlos aufzuklären, ist aber alles andere als sicher.

New in Arabic

الحرب الإمبريالية ، انتفاضة الطبقة العاملة في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا ، واستراتيجية الثورة الدائمة

يقلم كيث جونز, ٩ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

ثمة نقطة مركزية في منظور اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وفي استراتيجيتها الثورية هي الاعتراف بأن الانهيار الرأسمالي الشامل المنهجي الذي يدفع القوى الإمبريالية نحو العدوان والحرب هو بالتحديد الذي يغذي ثورة اجتماعية.

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Perspective

The global war on journalism

6 June 2019

The arrest of Julian Assange has set a precedent for the state persecution of journalists, triggering police raids in Australia and France against reporters documenting government crimes and corruption.

Earlier Perspectives »

History

WSWS republishes ICFI statements on Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 1989

4 June 2019

Thirty years after the brutal military crackdown on unarmed workers and students in Beijing, these documents contain the essential political lessons for the revolutionary struggles ahead.

From the archives:
Trotskyism and the Chinese Revolution

By Editorial of the Fourth International magazine

The following editorial in the January-June 1989 edition of the Fourth International magazine on the Tiananmen Square massacre is an indictment of Stalinism and its opportunist apologists from the standpoint of orthodox Trotskyism.

From the archives:
Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

The ICFI statement entitled “Stop Stalinist Terror Against Chinese Workers” was issued on June 22, 1989, as the scope of the police dragnet and repression against workers and students expanded following the Tiananmen Square massacre.

From the archives:
Victory to the Political Revolution in China

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

The following statement was published on June 8, 1989, just four days after the Chinese government’s brutal military crackdown on students and workers in Tiananmen Square.

Mehring Books

Available in English and Spanish
New pamphlet on Matamoros wildcat strikes

6 June 2019

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, The 2019 workers’ rebellion in Matamoros, Mexico by WSWS writer Andrea Lobo.

Commentary

German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2019

Dr. King and Mr. Garrow

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2019

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

By Joseph Kishore, 31 May 2019

The global assault on jobs

By Jerry White, 5 June 2019

US stocks surge as Fed signals rate cut

By Barry Grey, 5 June 2019

As China-FedEx row heats up
Warnings mount that trade war could bring recession

Algerian army suspends July 4 presidential elections

By Will Morrow, 4 June 2019

Arts Review

All Is True: Kenneth Branagh’s vision of William Shakespeare’s final days

By David Walsh, 5 June 2019

XY Chelsea: A deeply flawed portrait of US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning

By Jean Shaoul, 4 June 2019

Amazing Grace: A film about American singer Aretha Franklin’s most popular album

By Matthew Brennan, 3 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

In legal victory for Assange, Swedish court rules against extradition

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 June 2019

Britain and Australia dismiss UN report that Assange has been tortured

SEP Australia meetings on Labor’s election debacle and the defence of Assange

4 June 2019

Free Julian Assange! Free Chelsea Manning!
Attend UK public meetings to demand freedom of Assange and Manning!

27 May 2019

Protests in London and Edinburgh demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 3 June 2019

Sydney Peace Prize recipients demand Australian government defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 3 June 2019

United Nations Special Rapporteur: Julian Assange is being tortured

By Oscar Grenfell, 1 June 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Workers Struggles

A call to action
Autoworkers must take contract fight into their own hands!

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 4 June 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

“We went out with the nurses, we should go back with the nurses”
Mercy Health strikers in Toledo, Ohio denounce UAW sabotage of their struggle

By Shannon Jones, 3 June 2019

As new Democratic mayor takes office
Chicago Public Schools lay off hundreds of teachers and staff

By Kristina Betinis, 5 June 2019

New Haven teachers strike enters third week

By David Brown and Evan Blake, 4 June 2019

University of Chicago graduate student union plans three-day picket

By George Gallanis, 1 June 2019

52,000 teachers strike in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 30 May 2019

New Zealand teachers’ strike: Break from Labour and the unions! Unite the working class against austerity!

More on the defense of public education »

Aluminum workers vote to strike Arconic-Alcoa

By Steve Filips, 3 June 2019

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2019

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

25 years ago: OECD calls for deeper attack on the working class

On June 7-8, 1994, finance, trade and labor ministers met in Paris at the annual conference of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, to discuss and agree upon a draft report of the organization.

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50 years ago: Nixon announces token Vietnam troop withdrawal

Amidst great fanfare, President Richard Nixon announced June 8, 1969 that 25,000 US soldiers would be withdrawn from South Vietnam by the end of August, out of a total force of 540,000.

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75 years ago: Allied powers launch D-Day landings in Normandy

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces, led by Britain and the United States, landed at several locations in Normandy, France, in the opening shot of their successful invasion of Nazi-occupied western Europe.

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100 years ago: British troops shoot protesters on Malta

On June 7, 1919, British troops fired into a crowd of protesters in front of a newspaper office in Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean island of Malta, injuring about 50 people and killing three.

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The Fight Against Fascism

Successful book presentation of Why Are They Back? at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin

By our reporter, 30 May 2019

“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
Video: Christoph Vandreier’s full lecture at Wayne State

By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019

The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.

The Social Crisis in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan: “I don’t like the idea of selling my blood plasma for money, but I have to do what I’ve got to do”
US blood plasma industry targets poor and working class

By Carlos Delgado, 28 May 2019

“It feels like your whole life is a constant crisis”
US millennials describe life on the brink

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2019

The millennial generation in the US: Life on the brink

Socialist Equality Party

Aftermath of terrorist attack: Sri Lankan SEP public meeting warns about threat of dictatorship

By our reporters, 27 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party wins important support in Australian federal election

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 May 2019

Australian voters speak out
Workers and youth condemn major parliamentary parties

SGP European election candidate Andreas Niklaus speaks to Berlin bus drivers
“A war must be prevented at all costs”

By our reporters, 25 May 2019

A socialist perspective against fascism and war: Successful SGP election meeting in Berlin

International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018