General strike against military regime brings Sudan to a standstill

By Niles Niemuth, 10 June 2019

Photos and video posted on social media showed empty streets and shuttered markets across the country.

Military junta launches counter-revolution in Sudan

Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump’s anti-immigrant crackdown

By Eric London, 10 June 2019

The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.

Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs

Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers

Three immigrants die in US custody in three days

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Market surge continues on prospect of Fed rate cut

By Nick Beams, 10 June 2019

One financial analyst told the Wall Street Journal the markets were a “slave to liquidity, and when the Fed is accommodative, it’s a good sign for the markets.”

US stocks surge as Fed signals rate cut

US job growth down sharply, wages stagnate

By Jerry White, 10 June 2019

US workers have seen a mere 1.1 percent increase in real wages over the last year.

Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers’ strike

By Ben McGrath, 10 June 2019

The Korean Metal Workers Union is incapable of defending workers whose positions are being slashed as part of a global assault on jobs.

Australia: Telstra to destroy 10,000 contract jobs over two years

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 June 2019

The announcement of new sackings targeting contractors coincided with reports that Telstra has already eliminated many of the 9,500 permanent jobs it is seeking to destroy by 2022.

Greens make gains in Ireland’s European and local elections

By Dermot Byrne, 10 June 2019

Irish results in the European elections showed setbacks for Sinn Fein and the pseudo-left groups.

Despite decline in vote
Far-right Alternative for Germany wins European election in eastern Germany

The European elections and the resurgence of the class struggle

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Former ArcelorMittal steelworker speaks out on safety conditions and union repression

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 June 2019

ArcelorMittal and the USW union work together to prevent safety hazards from being addressed so as not to cut into profit margins.

Schneider Electric lays off over 300 in Peru, Indiana

Aluminum workers vote to strike Arconic-Alcoa

Minnesota nurses seek united struggle as contracts for 13,000 Twin Cities hospital workers expire

By Jonas Boquist, 10 June 2019

Allina, which provoked a 37-day strike in 2016 that was betrayed by the union, is once again spearheading the attack on nurses.

Homelessness surges in southern California

By Adam Mclean, 10 June 2019

In Los Angeles the growth of homelessness is driven by an exorbitantly high cost of living, dominated by rent.

New in Russian

Президент Украины ищет поддержки Запада

Джейсон Мелановски, 10 июня 2019 г.

Украинский президент встретился с представителями ЕС и НАТО, декларируя свое стремление добиться членства в обеих этих организациях.

New in Portuguese

Teórico referência do PT ataca “lixo branco” brasileiro

Miguel Andrade, 10 Junho 2019

O uso desse termo reacionário para descrever brancos pobres expõe o caráter anti-classe trabalhadora do PT.

New in Turkish

Almanya’da Musevi karşıtlığının canlanması üzerine New York Times’a mektup

David North, 10 Haziran 2019

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi Uluslararası Yayın Kurulu Başkanı David North, bu mektubu, gazeteci James Angelos’a, New York Times Magazine’de yayınlanan “Yeni Alman Musevi Karşıtlığı” makalesine yanıt olarak gönderdi.

New in Norwegian

Massakren på Tiananmen-plassen, 30 år etter

Peter Symmonds, 10. juni 2019

Under 1989-protestene manglet det ikke på besluttsomhet, dristighet og mot, og heller ikke på antall, men på revolusjonært lederskap – det essensielle problemet den internasjonale arbeiderklassen sto overfor i det 20. århundre.

Bernie Sanders anvender kronikk i New York Times til å berolige big business

Tom Hall, 10. juni 2019

Sanders gjør det klart at han ikke har til hensikt å utfordre profittsystemet eller styringsklassens besittelser, som respons på angrep på sosialisme fra innen Det demokratiske partiet, så vel som fra Trump og republikanerne.

Sosialdemokratene tilbake i regjering i Danmark med fremmedfiendtlig program

Diemar Geisenkersting, 10. juni 2019

Sosialdemokratene vil begrense innvandring fra ikke-vestlige stater og etablere mottakssentre for asylsøkere utenfor landet.

New in French

Trump reporte ses tarifs douaniers, le Mexique déploiera 6000 soldats à sa frontière sud

Alex González, 10 juin 2019

Aucune faction de la classe dirigeante, américaine ou mexicaine, ne représente une oppose réelle aux attaques lancées contre les migrants et les droits démocratiques.

Le régime saoudien appuyé par les Etats-Unis torture des dissidents avant de les décapiter

Bill Van Auken, 10 juin 2019

Parmi ceux pressentis pour être exécutés il y a Murtaja Qureiris, arrêté à l’âge de 13 ans pour avoir participé à une manifestation pacifique contre la monarchie

Malgré une baisse du nombre de voix
Le parti d'extrême droite AfD remporte l’élection européenne dans l’est de l’Allemagne

Martin Nowak, 10 juin 2019

Les électeurs de l’est de l’Allemagne ont manifesté leur forte opposition aux partis politiques établis lors de l’élection européenne du 26 mai.

Le gouvernement conservateur uni de l'Alberta attaque les travailleurs et récompense les entreprises avec des réductions d'impôt

Roger Jordan et Riksen Stewart, 10 juin 2019

L'ancien gouvernement néo-démocrate, appuyé par les syndicats, a ouvert la voie au nouveau gouvernement de droite de l'Alberta.

New in Spanish

Revisitando el caso “Los cinco de Central Park” en la era #MeToo

Andre Damon, 10 junio 2019

Treinta años después de que el New York Times y el Washington Post ayudaran a enviar a cinco adolescentes inocentes a prisión, los periódicos siguen librando una campaña contra la presunción de inocencia.

De los archivos:
El trotskismo y la revolución china

Editorial de la revista Fourth International, 10 junio 2019

El siguiente editorial del ejemplar de enero-junio de 1989 de la revista Fourth International sobre la masacre de la Plaza Tiananmen es una condena del estalinismo y sus apologistas oportunistas desde el punto de vista del trotskismo ortodoxo.

Huelgas en Chile, Costa Rica y Honduras
Detonan las luchas docentes en América Latina

Andrea Lobo, 10 junio 2019

La respuesta de la clase gobernante a la resistencia encabezada por los docentes ha sido la misma en todas partes: la afirmación de que “no hay dinero” y la represión policial-estatal.

XY Chelsea: un retrato sumamente defectuoso de Chelsea Manning, la informante del ejército de los Estados Unidos

Jeanne Shaoul, 10 junio 2019

El filme registra la vida de Chelsea Manning tras el inesperado indulto de su vengativa pena de prisión de 35 años por parte del presidente Barack Obama en enero de 2017.

México despliega 6.000 tropas en la frontera sur, según Trump pospone aranceles

Alex González, 10 junio 2019

Ninguna facción de la clase gobernante estadounidense y mexicana se opone a los ataques contra los inmigrantes y los derechos democráticos.

Tres inmigrantes mueren bajo custodia estadounidense en tres días

Niles Niemuth, 10 junio 2019

Los inmigrantes están siendo sometidos a un trato inhumano —durante el proceso de una serie de eventos— garantizando que habrá más muertes.

FMI advierte sobre la creciente guerra comercial

Nick Beams, 10 junio 2019

La amenaza de Trump de emplear aranceles contra México sobre un asunto de inmigración ha reverberado por todo el sistema comercial internacional porque deja en claro que EUA está preparado para utilizar medidas de guerra económica y comercial para perseguir todos sus objetivos políticos.

El régimen saudí respaldado por Estados Unidos tortura a disidentes en vísperas de decapitaciones amenazadas

Bill Van Auken, 10 junio 2019

Entre los que se enfrentan a la decapitación se encuentra Murtaja Qureiris, quien fue arrestado a la edad de 13 años por protestar pacíficamente contra la monarquía.

La administración de Trump recorta los fondos de educación y recreación para niños inmigrantes en centros de detención

Shelley Connor, 10 junio 2019

La Oficina de Asentamiento de Refugiados ya ha detenido el flujo de fondos para cualquier actividad que considere que "no sea directamente necesaria para la protección de la vida y la seguridad, incluyendo servicios de educación, servicios legales y recreación".

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

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong

10 June 2019

The fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong will go forward only to the extent that it turns to and champions the struggles of the Chinese workers for their democratic and social rights.

Earlier Perspectives »

History

The Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2019

What was lacking in the 1989 protests was not determination, audacity and courage, nor numbers, but revolutionary leadership—the essential problem facing the international working class in the 20th century.

Featured Commentary

A letter to the New York Times on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany

By David North, 8 June 2019

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North sent this letter to journalist James Angelos in response to his recently published article “The New German Anti-Semitism.”

German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski

More on the fight against fascism »

Revisiting the Central Park Five case in the #MeToo era

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 10 June 2019

“Assange is a genius and a hero and if it wasn’t for him, people around the world would not know about government war crimes and other illegal things that they have been doing.”

Australian police chief links media raids to US-led “Five Eyes” spy network

“Is there going to be a future for journalism?”
Australian media workers denounce police raids

The global war on journalism

WikiLeaks warns US Justice Department preparing more charges against Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 7 June 2019

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

Sri Lankan Trotskyists win strong support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our correspondents, 7 June 2019

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

25 years ago: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered

On June 13, 1994, the wife of former professional football player and movie actor OJ Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson, was found brutally murdered outside her Brentwood, Los Angeles home, along with her friend Ron Goldman.

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50 years ago: Georges Pompidou elected as president of France

On June 15, 1969, Georges Pompidou was elected President of France, defeating Alain Poher of the Democratic Centre Party (CD) by 57 to 42 percent.

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75 years ago: Germany launches V1 weapons

On June 12, 1944, the first 10 German V1 rockets were launched from northern France. Four landed in London, causing six deaths and damaging railways, factories, hospitals and homes.

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100 years ago: American troops cross border into Mexico

On June 15, 1919, 3,600 American cavalry and infantry crossed the Santa Fe Bridge from El Paso, Texas to Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican side of the border in pursuit of the revolutionary army of Pancho Villa.

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Commentary

Six months of AMLO: Jacobin defends the Mexican president

By Alex González, 8 June 2019

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the rising threat of imperialist war

By Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2019

Responding to attacks on socialism
Bernie Sanders uses NY Times op-ed to reassure big business

By Tom Hall, 7 June 2019

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

By Chris Marsden, 4 June 2019

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Free Reis Morris! Grenfell Tower campaigner imprisoned while those guilty of social murder walk free

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 8 June 2019

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Attend June 9 public meeting in Cambridge: UK Sociologist Noah Carl and the rise of the far right

7 June 2019

The meeting will discuss the issues raised by events at Cambridge University, providing a rebuttal of the claims made by Carl’s defenders and proposing a socialist perspective with which to take on the right-wing ideologues.

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.

Workers Struggles

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

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 4 June 2019

Ford to close Bridgend engine plant in Wales, eliminating 1,700 jobs

More on autoworkers struggles »

UE union and Wabtec reach wage-cutting deal at Pennsylvania locomotive plant

By Nick Barrickman, 8 June 2019

Michigan governor announces closure of Benton Harbor High School

By Joseph Lorenz and JT Asher, 7 June 2019

Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education!

New Zealand secondary teachers’ union cancels industrial action

By Tom Peters, 7 June 2019

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

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

By Kristina Betinis, 5 June 2019

University of Chicago graduate student union plans three-day picket

By George Gallanis, 1 June 2019

French rail workers protest one year after rail privatization

By Anthony Torres, 6 June 2019

“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

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2019

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

Arts Review

Rocketman (Elton John) and Pavarotti, about the operatic tenor: Two lives in music

By Joanne Laurier, 7 June 2019

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

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