US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site

By Eric London, 13 June 2019

The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps

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

Mistrial in case against “No More Deaths” volunteer charged with aiding immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 13 June 2019

Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.

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Police crackdown against Hong Kong protesters opposing extradition bill

By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2019

Beijing fears the spread of the protests into China, as social inequality and tensions rise in both Hong Kong and the mainland.

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong

Trump asserts new privilege claim as House committee passes contempt resolution

By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2019

The twin actions Wednesday concern the Trump administration’s efforts to rig the 2020 census so as to undercount areas with large immigrant populations.

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report

Mueller encourages drive to remove Trump

CIA’s murky ties to North Korean leader’s slain half-brother

By Peter Symonds, 13 June 2019

If nothing else, the revelation that the CIA held meetings with Kim Jong-nam demonstrates, once again, just how extensive are its efforts to spy on, and intervene in, every country.

UK police seek to prosecute 1,130 Extinction Rebellion climate change protestors

By Alice Summers, 13 June 2019

The moves against peaceful climate protesters are aimed at criminalizing political dissent.

French prime minister announces further social cuts and attacks on immigrants

By Will Morrow, 13 June 2019

Édouard Philippe’s announcement of the Macron government’s “Act II” shows that its response to the European elections is a further shift to the right.

Wildcat strike by Salinas, California food processing workers

By Rafael Azul, 13 June 2019

Salinas food industry workers are being driven into struggle against the unions, which enforce poverty wages and dangerous conditions.

Union halts New Jersey teachers’ strike after one day

By Erik Schreiber, 13 June 2019

Union officials in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey are negotiating behind the backs of educators to impose a sellout contracts.

Los Angeles schools superintendent warns of “reckoning” after failure of property tax measure

By Dan Conway, 13 June 2019

In an effort to justify its shutdown of the LA teacher strike in January, the unions told educators to look to the Democratic Party-backed tax measure to increase school funding.

Minneapolis police officer sentenced to over 12 years in prison for murder of Justine Damond

By Anthony Bertolt, 13 June 2019

A month-long trial in April resulted in Noor being found guilty of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Australia’s industrial tribunal maintains poverty-level minimum wage

By Terry Cook, 13 June 2019

The ruling is part of a decades-long assault on workers’ pay and conditions enforced by successive governments and the trade unions.

New in Arabic

المستقبل يكمن في الاشتراكية

جوزيف كيشور, ١٢ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو وهو الملتقى السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وفيما يلي كلمة الرفيق جوزيف كيشور السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية فرع الولايات المتحدة.

منظور اشتراكي ضد عودة الفاشية إلى أوروبا

كريستوف فاندراير, ٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو 2019 وهو الملتقى السنوي السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وسيقوم موقع الاشتراكية العالمية بنشر الكلمات التي ألقيت في الملتقى وتجدون أدناه كلمة كريستوف فاندراير نائب السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في ألمانيأ.

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Европейские выборы и возрождение классовой борьбы

Алекс Лантье, 13 июня 2019 г.

Выборы в Европарламент выявили глубокую дискредитацию политического истеблишмента и его невосприимчивость к растущим требованиям рабочего класса, жаждущего политических перемен.

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Revisitando o caso dos “Cinco do Central Park” na era do #MeToo

Por Andre Damon, 13 Junho 2019

Trinta anos depois de o New York Times e o Washington Post terem ajudado a levar cinco adolescentes inocentes para a prisão, esses jornais continuam a empreender uma campanha contra a presunção da inocência.

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ABD’nin Ortadoğu komutanı, İran’a karşı kalıcı yığınak yapmayı önerdi

Bill Van Auken, 13 Haziran 2019

Trump yönetimi, 2015 İran nükleer anlaşmasını bir yıl önce tek taraflı olarak feshetmesinden beri, İran’a karşı tarihteki en cezalandırıcı yaptırım rejimini uygulamaya koymuş durumda.

Otuzuncu yılında Tiananmen Meydanı katliamı

Peter Symonds, 13 Haziran 2019

Tank destekli ağır silahlı Çin birliklerinin 3-4 Haziran 1989’da Pekin’in kenar mahallelerinden geçip yüzlerce, belki de binlerce silahsız sivili katletmesinin üzerinden otuz yıl geçti.

New in Norwegian

En eksponering av «menneskerettighets» imperialisme
Burmas Suu Kyi samstemmer med Ungarns Orbáns promotering av antimuslimsk sjåvinisme

Peter Symonds, 13. juni 2019

Aung San Suu Kyis møte med Ungarns ytrehøyreleder Viktor Orbán setter alle som fremmet Suu Kyi som en forsvarer av demokratiske rettigheter under tiltale.

Australsk journalist oppfordrer kolleger til å forsvare Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 13. juni 2019

Andrew Fowler advarer: «Dersom Assange blir etterlatt dinglende i brisen vil det være en åpen invitasjon for utlevering til USA av enhver journalist, fra hvor som helst i verden.»

Russisk journalist Ivan Golunov løslatt etter kampanje mot hans arrestering

Clara Weiss, 13. juni 2019

Vestlige medier og politikere skrek opp om arresteringen av Golunov mens de støtter den USA-ledede forfølgelsen av Julian Assange, som del av deres kampanje for regimskifte i Moskva.

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Le parlement allemand adopte une loi draconienne sur la déportation

Peter Shwarz, 13 juin 2019

La nouvelle loi contre les refugiés et les immigrants fait partie intégrante de l’attaque contre les droits démocratiques de toute la classe ouvrière

L’impérialisme des «droits de l’homme» démasqué
La Birmane Suu Kyi se joint au Hongrois Orbán pour encourager le chauvinisme antimusulman

Peter Symonds, 13 juin 2019

La rencontre d’Aung San Suu Kyi avec le leader hongrois d’extrême droite, Viktor Orbán, est une condamnation de tous ceux qui ont promu Suu Kyi comme une championne des droits démocratiques.

Un journaliste australien appelle ses collègues à défendre Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 13 juin 2019

Andrew Fowler a prévenu que «si on laissait tomber Assange, ce serait une invitation ouverte à l’extradition de n’importe quel journaliste, ou qu’il soit dans le monde, vers les États-Unis».

« Les dictatures en tant qu'ordres d’alternative »: pas avec nous !
Berlin: l'Université Humboldt veut financer un groupe de réflexion droitier

L'International Youth and Students for Social Equality et IYSSE et Etudiants et jeunes internationalistes pour l'égalité sociale, 13 juin 2019

Le Sénat académique de l'Université Humboldt doit décider le 18 juin si l’université financera un groupe de réflexion sur les dictatures lancé par le professeur d'extrême droite Jörg Baberowski.

Le premier ministre du Québec dénonce les «salaires élevés» des travailleurs et soutient l'initiative du patronat pour extorquer des concessions

Laurent Lafrance, 13 juin 2019

Le premier ministre du Québec, François Legault, et son gouvernement populiste de droite sous la Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), s’apprêtent à entrer en collision avec la classe ouvrière.

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Milliardär René Benko übernimmt Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof komplett

Marianne Arens, 13. Juni 2019

Die Komplettübernahme durch René Benko bedeutet für die Verkäuferinnen und Verkäufer weitere Filialschließungen, Stellenstreichungen und Lohnsenkung.

Menschenrechtsimperialismus entlarvt
Myanmars Regierungschefin Suu Kyi und Ungarns Staatschef Orbán schüren anti-muslimische Hetze

Peter Symonds, 13. Juni 2019

Das Treffen von Aung San Suu Kyi mit dem rechtsextremen ungarischen Staatschef Viktor Orbán entlarvt all jene, die Suu Kyi als Verfechterin demokratischer Rechte gefeiert haben.

EU droht Italien mit Defizitverfahren

Peter Schwarz, 13. Juni 2019

Nach der Europawahl ist der Streit über die italienische Staatsverschuldung wieder aufgeflammt.

USA: Demokratische Kandidaten fordern Vorbereitung auf „Kriege der Zukunft“

Andre Damon, 13. Juni 2019

Während der ehemalige Vizepräsident Joe Biden eine „Einheitsfront“ gegen die „Bedrohung“ durch China fordert, erklärt Pete Buttigieg: „Unsere militärischen Kapazitäten existieren nicht grundlos ... wir sind bereit, Gewalt anzuwenden.“

New in Spanish

Suu Kyi de Birmania se une a Orbán de Hungría para promover el chauvinismo antimusulmán

Por Peter Symonds, 13 junio 2019

La reunión de Aung San Suu Kyi con el líder ultraderechista húngaro, Viktor Orbán, es una condena a todos los que promovieron a Suu Kyi como una defensora de los derechos democráticos.

Los candidatos demócratas exigen que los Estados Unidos se preparen para librar las “guerras del futuro”

por Andre Damon, 13 junio 2019

A medida que la Administración Trump intensifica el conflicto con China y rearma al ejército de EUA en preparación para el conflicto de "gran poder", los principales candidatos demócratas se están alineando para demostrar su compromiso con las "guerras del futuro" de Estados Unidos.

Parlamento alemán aprueba ley de deportación draconiana

Por Peter Schwarz, 13 junio 2019

La nueva ley dirigida contra los refugiados e inmigrantes es parte integral de un ataque sistemático a los derechos democráticos de toda la clase obrera.

Seis meses de AMLO: Jacobin defiende al presidente mexicano

Por Alex González, 13 junio 2019

Jacobin declara que la “agenda progresista” de Andrés Manuel López Obrador está siendo restringida por los partidos de oposición y el capital financiero.

La masacre de la Plaza Tiananmen, 30 años después

Por Peter Symonds, 13 junio 2019

Lo que les faltó a las protestas de 1989 no fue determinación, audacia ni coraje, ni cantidad, sino dirección revolucionaria —el problema esencial al que se enfrentó la clase trabajadora de todo el mundo en el siglo XX.

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Perspective

US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history

13 June 2019

The Pentagon announced Monday its single largest arms purchase ever, agreeing to buy nearly 500 F-35 fighter aircraft at a total cost of $34 billion.

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Commentary

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2019

A collection of pseudo-lefts and Pabloite revisionists was invited to Havana to suppress the revolutionary content of Trotskyism.

An exposure of “human rights” imperialism
Burma’s Suu Kyi joins Hungary’s Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism

By Peter Symonds, 12 June 2019

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

By David North, 8 June 2019

“Dictatorships as alternative orders”: Not on our watch
Berlin’s Humboldt University plans to finance right-wing think tank

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 12 June 2019

German parliament passes draconian deportation law

Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the “wars of the future”

By Andre Damon, 12 June 2019

US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran

Investigative Report

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

New Zealand protest opposes persecution of Julian Assange and Australian journalists

By our reporters, 13 June 2019

Tom Peters of the Socialist Equality Group warned that press freedom and democratic rights are “not compatible with endless war and endless attacks on living standards.”

Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 June 2019

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

The global war on journalism

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

11 June 2019

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

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 »

History

The Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo’s police-state preparations

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 June 2019

Arts Review

Famed film actress Lillian Gish’s name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised

By David Walsh, 12 June 2019

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

By Joanne Laurier, 7 June 2019

Workers Struggles

Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California

By Evan Blake, 11 June 2019

Reject NHTA sellout! Expand the strike to defend public education!

By the World Socialist Web Site Teacher Newsletter, 11 June 2019

New Zealand: Teacher at impoverished school speaks out against conditions that led to last month’s historic strike

Former ArcelorMittal steelworker speaks out on safety conditions and union repression

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 June 2019

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

By Jonas Boquist, 10 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

Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers’ strike

By Ben McGrath, 10 June 2019

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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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.

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

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

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

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

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.

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