Trump announces operation to deport “millions” of immigrants from the US

By Niles Niemuth, 19 June 2019

The arrest of millions would require effective martial law in every major city, in a military-style mobilization without precedent in American history.

Mexican government cracks down on immigrants to consummate deal with Trump

Toledo Mercy Health nurses vote down UAW sellout

By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2019

In a sharp rebuke to the UAW, nurses at Mercy Health St Vincent Medical Center rejected a deal the union tried to impose after it shut down their strike.

Michigan teachers rally to “fund our schools” after 20 years of bipartisan cuts

By Lawrence Porter and Jesse Thomas, 19 June 2019

Teachers across Michigan rallied at the state capitol Tuesday voicing their outrage over a generation of budget cuts.

Canada rules out overture to China, vows to extradite Huawei CFO to US

By Roger Jordan, 19 June 2019

The Trudeau government has curtly dismissed the suggestion of former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien that Ottawa use its legal prerogative to block Meng’s extradition.

The Huawei shock

Sri Lankan government moves to criminalise “fake news”

By Naveen Dewage, 19 June 2019

Colombo’s new laws to censor and control the internet and social media are moves towards the establishment of dictatorial forms of rule.

Israel to set pre-election austerity budget

By Jean Shaoul, 19 June 2019

The budget comes two months after an election in which all political parties hid from voters their economic and social programmes.

Three incidents of police brutality spark outrage across US

By Jessica Goldstein, 19 June 2019

Each incident exposes the systematic brutality that workers in all areas of the US suffer at the hands of police on a daily basis.

Police murder in Memphis

New York taxi drivers driven to penury and suicide

By Philip Guelpa, 19 June 2019

Predatory lenders lured taxi drivers into unsustainable debt that drove many into bankruptcy when medallion prices collapsed.

Increased privatisation of UK mental health services jeopardises patient care

By Ajanta Silva, 19 June 2019

Drastic cuts, the shutdown of facilities, and outsourcing have crippled care for the most vulnerable.

New in Chinese

在五四运动一百周年之际向中国的工人与青年问候致意

Peter Symonds, 2019年6月18日

在2019年的五一国际劳动节,第四国际国际委员会(the International Committee of the Fourth International)在五四运动一百周年之际向中国的工人与青年致以问候。这场运动标志着反对帝国主义的抗争迎来了一个历史性的转折点。

New in Bengali

ভারতের জাতীয় নির্বাচনে বিপর্যয়ের মুখোমুখি স্তালীনপন্থী সি-পি-এম এবং সি-পি-আই

-দীপাল জয়শেখরা, ২৭ মে ২০১৯

ভারতের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি)-র নেতৃত্বাধীন সরকারের বিরুদ্ধে এবং তিন দশকের "বাজারমুখী" সংস্কারের ফলে হওয়া ক্ষতির বিরুদ্ধে যখন শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর বিরোধীতা ক্রমে বেড়ে চলেছে, তখন ভারতের প্রধান স্তালীনন্থী দলগুলি - ভারতীয় কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি (মার্কসবাদী) বা সিপিএম এবং তার ছোট কিন্তু তার চেয়ে পুরোনো শরিক ভারতীয় কমিউনিস্ট পার্টি বা সিপিআই নির্বাচনে এক হতাশাজনক ফল করেছে।

ভারতের নির্বাচন এবং কঠোরতা, যুদ্ধ এবং সাম্প্রদায়িক প্রতিক্রিয়ার বিরোধীতা করার জন্য বৈপ্লবিক কর্মসূচি

কিথজোন্‌স্‌, ৮ মে ২০১৯

ভারতের বহু-পর্যায়ের কেন্দ্রীয় নির্বাচনের প্রচার এক ভয়াবহ দৃশ্যদূষণে পরিণত হয়েছে।

New in Russian

Миллионы протестуют в Гонконге против закона об экстрадиции

Бен Макграт, 19 июня 2019 г.

Огромная демонстрация в воскресенье является признаком массового недовольства в Гонконге не только в отношении демократических прав, но и по поводу растущего социального кризиса в городе.

New in Turkish

Mısır’ın eski Cumhurbaşkanı Mursi, göstermelik duruşma sırasında öldü

Alex Lantier, 19 Haziran 2019

Mursi’nin ölümü, General Abdülfettah El Sisi’nin askeri diktatörlüğünün, Washington’ın ve onun Avrupalı emperyalist müttefiklerinin siyasi olarak sorumlu olduğu, soğukkanlılıkla işlenmiş bir devlet cinayetiydi.

Chernobyl dizisi: Sovyet işçi sınıfı Stalinizmin suçlarının bedelini ödüyor

Andrea Peters, 19 Haziran 2019

Chernobyl dizisi, Nisan 1986’da Ukrayna-Belarus sınırı yakınlarındaki bir Sovyet enerji santralinde meydana gelen nükleer felakete ilişkin değerli bir anlatım.

New in Norwegian

USA forbereder «tilslag» mot Iran

Peter Symonds, 19. juni 2019

Jerusalem Post rapporterte at Trump-administrasjonen aktivt planlegger for et «taktisk angrep» på Iran, som ville involvere et massivt luftangrep på et iransk nukleæranlegg.

Ecuadors regjering tilbyr Pentagon en base på Galapagos-øyene

Bill Van Auken, 19. juni 2019

Moreno-regjeringens invitasjon til Pentagon for anvendelse av det verdensrenomerte miljøreservatet som et forankret amerikansk hangarskip, står i ett med sviket av Julian Assange.

Storbritannia: Tory-regjeringen posisjonerer seg som USA mest lojale allierte mot Iran

Chris Marsden, 19. juni 2019

Storbritannia har fore å sende spesialstyrker til Omanbukta. Deres uttalte oppdrag er å beskytte britiske krigsskip i de økende spenningene mellom USA og Iran.

Forhenværende egyptisk president dør under skueprosess

Alex Lantier, 19. juni 2019

Mursis død var en kaldblodig statsmordhandling som det egyptiske militærdiktaturet, Washington og deres europeiske imperialistallierte er politisk ansvarlige for.

New in Spanish

El Gobierno de Ecuador concede base al Pentágono en las islas Galápagos

Por Bill Van Auken, 19 junio 2019

Invitar al Pentágono a utilizar este sitio ambiental de reconocimiento mundial como un portaaviones es parte de la misma agenda como la traición de Julian Assange por parte del Gobierno de Moreno.

Estados Unidos prepara “asalto” contra Irán

por Peter Symonds, 19 junio 2019

El Jerusalem Post reportó que el Gobierno de Trump está planeando activamente un “asalto táctico” contra Irán, involucrando un ataque aéreo masivo contra la instalación nuclear iraní.

Alemania: dirigentes de Los Verdes hacen campaña en defensa de las fuerzas armadas

Por Johannes Stern, 19 junio 2019

Veinte años desde que respaldó el papel de Alemania en bombardear Yugoslavia, los antiguos pacifistas ahora se presentan abiertamente como un partido líder del militarismo alemán.

El New York Times informa sobre ciberataques secretos de Estados Unidos en Rusia

Por Patrick Martin, 19 junio 2019

Las actividades descritas son increíblemente imprudentes, amenazando con escalar en forma de una guerra abierta con una potencia nuclear.

New in French

Des millions de personnes défilent à Hong Kong contre la loi d’extradition

Ben McGrath, 18 juin 2019

La grande manifestation de dimanche est un signe de colère généralisée à Hong Kong, non seulement à propos des droits démocratiques, mais aussi de l’aggravation de la crise sociale de la ville.

À la veille des pourparlers sur les conventions collectives dans le secteur automobile
Les travailleurs de VW du Tennessee rejettent à nouveau les TUA

Jerry White, 18 juin 2019

Les travailleurs de Chattanooga ont eu raison de rejeter, pour la deuxième fois, la «représentation» des Travailleurs unis de l'automobile, un agent corrompu de la direction de l'entreprise.

Le secrétaire d’État américain déclare qu’une «réponse militaire» à l’Iran est «en cours d’examen»

Peter Symonds, 18 juin 2019

De toute évidence, le Japon et l’Allemagne ne croient tout simplement pas aux allégations américaines contre l’Iran et soupçonnent que les attaques des pétroliers pourraient bien être une provocation américaine pour servir de prétexte à la guerre.

La Cour suprême d'Espagne approuve le coup d'État fasciste de 1936

Alejandro López, 18 juin 2019

Si Franco est réhabilité, c'est parce que des factions puissantes de la classe dirigeante envisagent une nouvelle rupture avec la légalité et les formes démocratiques de gouvernement, afin de défendre leurs richesses.

L’anniversaire de l’incendie de Grenfell utilisé par la pseudo-gauche pour promouvoir le parti travailliste et Corbyn

Robert Stevens, 18 juin 2019

Tous les mots mieleux et les mises en scène bien orchestrées par le gouvernement ne peuvent cacher son mépris envers les survivants de Grenfell.

New in German

Der Mord an Lübcke: Eine Warnung

Peter Schwarz, 19. Juni 2019

Die Ermordung des Kasseler Regierungspräsidenten ist das Ergebnis der systematischen Förderung rechtsextremer Kräfte durch den Staat und die herrschenden Eliten. Darin besteht das schmutzige Geheimnis der deutschen Politik.

USA bereiten Angriff auf den Iran vor

Peter Symonds, 19. Juni 2019

Laut Jerusalem Post bereitet die Trump-Regierung einen „taktischen Angriff“ auf den Iran vor, der u.a. einen massiven Luftschlag gegen eine iranische Atomanlage beinhaltet.

Ecuadorianische Regierung gibt Pentagon Basis auf den Galapagos-Inseln

Bill Van Auken, 19. Juni 2019

Die Nutzung des Welterbes Galapagos als US-Militärbasis steht in Zusammenhang mit dem Verrat der Regierung Moreno an Julian Assange.

Kapitänin vor Gericht, weil sie Menschen aus Seenot rettete

Marianne Arens, 19. Juni 2019

Pia Klemp und neun weiteren Crewmitgliedern der „Juventa“ drohen hohe Haft- und Geldstrafen, weil sie Tausende Menschen aus Seenot retteten. Die EU macht derweil die Mittelmeerroute für Flüchtlinge komplett dicht.

Ehemaliger ägyptischer Präsident Mohamed Mursi stirbt bei Schauprozess

Alex Lantier, 19. Juni 2019

Mursis Tod war ein kaltblütiger staatlicher Mord. Die politische Verantwortung dafür tragen die ägyptische Militärdiktatur, Washington und die europäischen imperialistischen Verbündeten.

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Perspective

Washington pushes to the brink of war with Iran

19 June 2019

Behind the backs of the American working class, Washington is preparing a war with catastrophic consequences for the people of Iran, the US and the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

John Pilger urges participation in SEP (Australia) rallies to defend Assange

19 June 2019

“In my career, there has never been a more important case. If we lose Julian and Chelsea Manning to the dungeons of a rogue America, once-liberal societies will never be the same again; democracies will be in name only.”

Prominent Australian journalist Mary Kostakidis calls for campaign to free Assange

French workers, “yellow vest” protesters support fight to free Julian Assange

By Will Morrow, 19 June 2019

For the last two weeks, the Parti de l’égalité socialiste has campaigned in Paris for this Sunday’s public meeting in defense of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

Shrewsbury 24 flying picket Terry Renshaw: “Only the power of the working class, not the official courts, is going to provide any perspective for freeing Julian Assange.”

Germany: Protest vigil in Dusseldorf demands release of Julian Assange

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 »

Commentary

The murder of German politician Walter Lübcke: A warning

By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2019

The assassination of Lübcke has exposed the dirty secret of German politics: the systematic promotion of right-wing extremist forces by the state and the ruling elite.

The murder of Walter Lübcke and the right-wing terror networks in the German state apparatus

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

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

Ecuadorian government gives Pentagon a base in the Galapagos

By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2019

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies during show trial

By Alex Lantier, 17 June 2019

New York Times reports secret US cyberattacks on Russia

By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2019

Bernie Sanders and the myth of Franklin Roosevelt

By Tom Hall, 18 June 2019

Returning to the scene of the crime
Ex-US President Clinton visits Kosovo to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO bombardment of Serbia

By Jordan Shilton, 15 June 2019

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2019

Arts Review

Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die: Not awake in his own particular way

By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2019

The Dead Don't Die is the latest movie by American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. It’s both a quasi-comic horror film and at the same time clearly a comment on what Jarmusch perceives to be the state of the nation.

Behind the cover-up of the 2008 Universal Music Group vault fire

By Kevin Reed, 17 June 2019

Miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster
HBO’s Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 15 June 2019

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

By David Walsh, 12 June 2019

Workers Struggles

Protests by Honduran education and medical workers
Workers Struggles: The Americas

19 June 2019

Protests by Honduran workers last week continued the wave of strikes and demonstrations against the regime of President Juan Orlando Hernández.

Vote no to union sellout of New Zealand teachers! Mobilise the working class against the Ardern Labour government!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 18 June 2019

As UAW stonewalls about contract talks
Faurecia workers voice their anger and determination to fight

By George Kirby and Tim Rivers, 17 June 2019

On eve of auto contract talks, VW workers in Tennessee reject UAW again

By Jerry White, 17 June 2019

Minnesota Nurses Association announces sellout tentative deal at Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis-St. Paul

By Jonas Boquist, 17 June 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject UAW for second time

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2019

French hospital workers strike against Macron’s health cuts

By Anthony Torres, 15 June 2019

“UAW doesn’t care about us!”
Nurses outraged over UAW sellout of hospital strike in Toledo, Ohio

By Jerry White, 14 June 2019

The Grenfell Inferno

Grenfell fire anniversary used by pseudo-left to boost Labour and Corbyn

By Robert Stevens, 17 June 2019

“Everyone is fighting for justice, not only for the people for Grenfell Tower, but all the people around the world”
Family members and supporters of Grenfell fire victims speak to the WSWS

By our reporters, 17 June 2019

25 years ago: The frame-up trial of Jerry Dale Lowe

The frame-up trial of West Virginia coal miner Jerry Dale Lowe extended throughout this week in 1994, in the US District Court in Charleston.

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50 years ago: Students for a Democratic Society breaks up at final convention

The American radical student group Students for a Democratic Society broke up into warring factions at its ninth and final congress, held in Chicago June 18-22, 1969.

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75 years ago: Red Army launches new offensive in Belarussia

On June 23, 1944, the Soviet Army launched a major offensive against Nazi troops in Belarussia, modern-day Belarus.

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100 years ago: Orlando government resigns in Italy

On June 19, 1919, the Italian government of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, in power since October 1917, resigned amid a growing political and economic crisis.

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Investigative Report

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

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

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