Trump kicks off 2020 presidential campaign with fascistic rally
While Biden pledges to protect billionaires

By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2019

Trump has one political advantage: that his nominal opposition is the Democratic Party, just as committed to the defense of big business as the Republicans.

Growing war danger as Pentagon presents new “evidence” Iran struck tankers

By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2019

Testimony by top administration officials suggests that the Trump administration is preparing to invoke the post-9/11 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to attack Iran.

Washington pushes to the brink of war with Iran

Obama paid $600,000 for a single speech

By Trévon Austin, 20 June 2019

The former president’s post-White House career as a friend of the corporate elite epitomizes the revolving door relationship between the US government and the private sector.

Further Hong Kong protests planned against extradition law

By Peter Symonds, 20 June 2019

The widespread opposition reflects deep fears that the bill, which will allow extradition proceedings to mainland China, will enable Beijing to seize political dissidents.

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong

US Federal Reserve signals readiness for interest rate cut

By Nick Beams, 20 June 2019

Fed chairman Jerome Powell gave a clear indication that rate cuts were on the table, pointing to “significant changes” in the statement of its policy-making body.

As Washington threatens to punish Ankara over Russian S-400 missile purchase
US-Turkey conflict nears breaking point

By Ulas Atesci, 20 June 2019

Ankara’s S-400 purchase is a flashpoint for more significant and intractable geopolitical differences with Washington, including over the US war drive against Iran.

Punk band files lawsuit against surveillance by German intelligence agency

By Martin Nowak, 20 June 2019

The injunction seeks to ensure that the 2018 intelligence agency report, which lists the band in the category “left-wing extremist music scene,” should no longer be published.

General Practitioners surgery closures in UK at record high

By Ben Trent, 20 June 2019

The only way to counter the privatisation of the NHS is the mobilisation of health care workers in the UK and internationally against capitalism.

Brazilian unions sabotage one-day general strike

By Miguel Andrade, 20 June 2019

After telling workers to “stay home” during the general strike, union officials spoke in favor of the reactionary pension reform Bolsonaro sent to Congress.

Italy: Captain in court for saving people in distress at sea

By Marianne Arens, 20 June 2019

Pia Klemp, who has rescued about 5,000 people in distress in a total of six missions, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and heavy fines.

Video shows neo-Nazis attacking woman at Detroit Pride festival while police look on

By Muhammad Khan, 20 June 2019

The fascistic attackers openly carried firearms, which is legal under Michigan’s open carry laws, and threatened festival-goers and pedestrians with violence while police looked on.

Australia: NSW government unveils thousands of public sector job cuts

By Oscar Grenfell, 20 June 2019

The state budget includes 3,000 retrenchments, a deepening offensive against social services and massive handouts to big business.

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Minissérie sobre o desastre nuclear de 1986
Chernobyl da HBO: A classe trabalhadora soviética paga pelos crimes do stalinismo

Por Andrea Peters, 20 Junho 2019

O diretor Johan Renck e o roteirista Craig Mazin capturam a realidade da explosão de um dos reatores da usina nuclear, que lançou material radioativo em grandes áreas do oeste da URSS e da Europa.

New in Turkish

Washington İran ile savaşın eşiğinde

Bill Van Auken, 20 Haziran 2019

ABD’nin İran ile cepheleşmesi, dünyayı, yıkıcı bir küresel çatışmaya, 1962’deki Küba Füze Krizi’nden bu yana hiç olmadığı kadar yaklaştırmış durumda.

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Trump anuncia una operación para deportar a "millones" de inmigrantes de los EUA

Por Niles Niemuth, 20 junio 2019

El arresto de millones requeriría una ley marcial efectiva en cada una de las ciudades grandes, en una movilización de estilo militar sin precedente en la historia americana.

¡Movilice a la clase obrera para combatir el ataque bipartidista hacia la educación pública!
¡Por una política socialista para financiar completamente las escuelas públicas!

por El WSWS Teacher Newsletter (Boletín de Maestros), 20 junio 2019

La siguiente declaración se distribuye a los maestros y sus simpatizantes que asisten al rally "Red for Ed" en Lansing, Michigan.

Bernie Sanders y el mito de Franklin Rooosevelt

Por Tom Hall, 20 junio 2019

El discurso de Sanders expone el esfuerzo de Sanders de combinar una retórica populista y “socialista” con una defensa del capitalismo estadounidense y del Partido Demócrata.

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Le Canada exclut toute ouverture envers la Chine et jure d'extrader aux États-Unis la directrice financière de Huawei

Roger Jordan, 20 juin 2019

Le gouvernement Trudeau a sèchement écarté la suggestion de l’ancien premier ministre Jean Chrétien qui voulait qu’Ottawa utilise ses prérogatives juridiques pour bloquer l’extradition de Meng.

Washington au bord d‘une guerre avec l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 20 juin 2019

Dans le dos de la classe ouvrière américaine, Washington prépare une guerre aux conséquences catastrophiques pour le peuple iranien, les États-Unis et le monde.

Mesures du gouvernement sri-lankais pour criminaliser les « fausses nouvelles »

Naveen Dewage, 20 juin 2019

Les nouvelles lois de Colombo pour censurer et contrôler l'Internet et les médias sociaux sont un pas vers l'établissement de formes dictatoriales de gouvernement.

Appel urgent de John Pilger à participer aux meetings du SEP (Australie) en défense d’Assange

20 juin 2019

« Dans ma carrière, il n'y a jamais eu un cas plus important. Si nous perdons Julian et Chelsea Manning dans les oubliettes d'un État américain voyou, les sociétés autrefois libérales ne seront plus jamais les mêmes; les démocraties n’en auront plus que le nom. »

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Washington presser på til kanten av krig med Iran

Bill Van Auken, 20. juni 2019

Bak ryggen på den amerikanske arbeiderklassen forbereder Washington en krig med katastrofale konsekvenser for befolkningen i Iran, USA og verden.

Trump annonserer operasjon for utvisning av «millioner» av immigranter fra USA

Niles Niemuth, 20. juni 2019

Arrestering av millioner ville kreve innføring av unntakstilstand i hver en storby og en mobilisering av militær karakter, uten presedens i amerikansk historie.

Franske arbeidere og «gul vest»-protesterende støtter kampen for å få løslatt Julian Assange

Will Morrow, 20. juni 2019

De siste to ukene har Parti de l'égalité socialiste (PES) ført kampanje i Paris for kommende søndagens offentlige møte til forsvar for Julian Assange og Chelsea Manning.

John Pilger oppfordrer til deltakelse på SEP-samlingene i Australia til forsvar for Assange

20. juni 2019

«I min karriere har det aldri vært en viktigere sak. Hvis vi mister Julian og Chelsea Manning til fangehullene i et forbrytersk Amerika, vil en-gang-liberale samfunn aldri bli de samme igjen; demokratier vil bare være i navnet.»

Mordet på den tyske politikeren Walter Lübcke: en advarsel

Peter Schwarz, 20. juni 2019

Attentatet på Lübcke har eksponert tysk politikks skitne hemmelighet: statens og styringselitens systematiske promotering av høyreradikale ekstremistkrefter.

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Washington treibt die Welt an den Rand eines Kriegs mit dem Iran

Bill Van Auken, 20. Juni 2019

Hinter dem Rücken der amerikanischen Arbeiterklasse bereitet Washington einen Krieg mit katastrophalen Folgen für die Bevölkerung des Iran, der USA und der Welt vor.

Trump kündigt Abschiebung von Millionen Immigranten an

Niles Niemuth, 20. Juni 2019

Die Verhaftung von Millionen Einwanderern würde die Ausrufung des Kriegsrechts in allen Großstädten und eine Mobilmachung erfordern, wie es sie in der Geschichte Amerikas noch nie gegeben hat.

Packt das Übel bei der Wurzel!
Kämpft für ein sozialistisches Programm!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE), 20. Juni 2019

Am 21. Juni findet in Aachen eine internationale „Fridays for Future“-Demonstration statt. Die IYSSE verteilen dort den folgenden Aufruf.

Tschechien: Massenproteste gegen Regierung

Markus Salzmann, 20. Juni 2019

Am 4. Juni demonstrierten in Prag rund 120.000 Menschen. Es war eine der größten Demonstrationen seit der sogenannten „samtenen Revolution“ Ende 1989.

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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.

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Perspective

For a worldwide campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!

20 June 2019

An international mass movement must be organized to stop the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Professor Stuart Rees to speak at SEP rally to defend Julian Assange

20 June 2019

“The rally must increase public awareness of the outrageous injustice if Julian is extradited to the US to face a possible 170 years in prison.”

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

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

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

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!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Minding the Gap: Skateboarding to “get away” in decayed Rockford, Illinois

By Frank Anderson and George Marlowe, 20 June 2019

The documentary film about Rockford, Illinois follows the lives of three young working-class men, trapped by harsh social circumstances, who love to skateboard.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2019

Commentary

UK sociologist Noah Carl and the cultivation of the far right in academia

By Thomas Scripps, 20 June 2019

We are posting today the speech by International Youth and Students for Social Equality member Thomas Scripps at a June 9 public meeting in Cambridge, England on the eugenicist Noah Carl and the far right in academia.

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

By Niles Niemuth, 19 June 2019

Mexican government cracks down on immigrants to consummate deal with Trump

The murder of German politician Walter Lübcke: A warning

By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2019

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

Workers Struggles

Toledo Mercy Health nurses vote down UAW sellout

By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2019

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

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