Trump to launch military-style immigration raids nationwide this weekend

By Eric London, 22 June 2019

The raids are a sign that Trump is propping up his crisis-ridden administration with police terror and appeals to his fascist base.

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

By Niles Niemuth, 19 June 2019

Report highlights mistreatment of refugee children in US internment camps

By Fred Mazelis, 22 June 2019

A team of lawyers interviewed 60 young detainees being held outside El Paso, Texas, who reported neglect as well as the provision of inadequate food, water and sanitation.

‘Severe form of human trafficking’: Five charged in federal indictment over scheme that spread from Georgia to Wisconsin

By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2019

The charges stem from a multi-year investigation between various federal agencies and the Racine Police Department located in southeastern Wisconsin.

Who was behind the murder of German politician Walter Lübcke?

By Peter Schwarz, 22 June 2019

Following the arrest of neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst, who has a lengthy criminal record, as the prime suspect in the case, witnesses have suggested that additional individuals participated in the crime.

The murder of German politician Walter Lübcke: A warning

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

Saline, Michigan Faurecia workers outraged after UAW shuts down their strike

By Shannon Jones, 22 June 2019

The walkout had the potential to quickly shut down auto assembly operations nationwide at Detroit automakers and at Tesla.

Less than three months to Big Three auto contract expiration
UAW sabotages strike by Faurecia auto parts workers in Michigan

After Bridgend strike vote in opposition to plant closure
Ford workers in Wales must adopt an international strategy

By Robert Stevens, 22 June 2019

In a vote last week, over 80 percent of Unite trade union members at the Bridgend plant voted to oppose closure.

As Trump ramps up trade war, US Steel to idle three blast furnaces in the US and Europe

By Jessica Goldstein, 22 June 2019

Because of the furnace shutdowns, hundreds or even thousands of workers could eventually lose their jobs worldwide.

Trudeau lines Canada up behind Trump’s war drive against Iran

By Roger Jordan, 22 June 2019

Trudeau’s White House comments explicitly declare that when US imperialism decides to launch a military onslaught on Iran, Canadian imperialism will support its “closest ally.”

US-backed repression by Honduran military leaves four dead

By Andrea Lobo, 22 June 2019

After shooting volleys of live rounds against protesters on Wednesday, the military was deployed across the country.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians locked out

By Harvey Simpkins, 22 June 2019

If the lockout continues until September and the summer session is not reinstated, the musicians will lose more than $2.5 million in wages and benefits.

Australian Labor MPs push for huge tax cuts for wealthy

By Mike Head, 22 June 2019

The wealthiest layers of society would enjoy the biggest tax handouts since the Hawke and Keating Labor governments of 1983 to 1996.

Australian Labor Party leader determined to expel building union official

New in Portuguese

Governo do Equador dá ao Pentágono base em Galápagos

Bill Van Auken, 22 Junho 2019

O convite para o Pentágono usar a reserva natural conhecida mundialmente como uma pista de pouso dos EUA é inseparável da traição de Julian Assange pelo governo Moreno.

Conferência em Cuba adapta Trotsky à política do nacionalismo burguês

Bill Van Auken, 22 Junho 2019

Um grupo de representantes da pseudo-esquerda e revisionistas pablistas foi convidado a Havana para suprimir o conteúdo revolucionário do trotskismo.

New in Norwegian

Trump eskalerer krigstrusler etter dronenedskyting over Iran

Bill Van Auken, 22. juni 2019

New York Times rapporterte at den amerikanske presidenten på torsdag godkjente militærangrep mot Iran, før godkjenningen uventet ble kansellert.

EU-maktene bygger felles «Fremtidig luftforsvarssystem»
Den europeiske union gjenoppruster for en tredje verdenskrig

Johannes Stern, 22. juni 2019

På flymessen Le Bourget undertegnet forsvarsministrene fra Tyskland, Frankrike og Spania store avtaler om å utvikle et felles europeisk luftvåpensystem.

Krigen mot journalistikken er en krig mot samfunnsvitenskapene

Monika Eisenhauer, 22. juni 2019

World Socialist Web Site mottok denne støtteerklæringen til forsvarskampanjen for Julian Assange fra Monika Eisenhauer, en uavhengig historiker og middelalderforsker bosatt i Tyskland.

Australske arbeidere og ungdommer støtter SEP-samlingene til forsvar for Assange

våre reportere, 22. juni 2019

Vanlige menneskers fiendtlighet mot de amerikanske bestrebelsene på å rettsforfølge Assange står i sterk kontrast til den offisielle politikkens og medieetablissementets medskyldighet.

New in Spanish

¿Por qué se han avanzado las reparaciones por esclavitud como tema en las elecciones de 2020 en EUA?

Niles Niemuth, 22 junio 2019

En un momento en que la desigualdad social está motivando un movimiento cada vez más amplio de trabajadores y jóvenes, las razas está siendo avanzadas para desviar la oposición al capitalismo e intentar bloquear el creciente interés en el socialismo.

Trump intensifica amenazas de guerra tras derribo de dron sobre Irán

Bill Van Auken, 22 junio 2019

El New York Times reporte que el presidente estadounidense autorizó ataques militares contra Irán el jueves antes de cancelaros inesperadamente.

Potencias de la UE construyen un “Sistema de Combate Aéreo Futuro”
La Unión Europea se rearma para la Tercera Guerra Mundial

Johannes Stern, 22 junio 2019

En la demostración aérea Le Bourget, los ministros de Defensa de Alemania, Francia y España firmaron nuevos acuerdos para desarrollar un sistema de combate aéreo europeo conjunto.

Estados Unidos nombra a Taiwán como un "país", alimentando las tensiones con China

Robert Campion, 22 junio 2019

Washington profundiza lazos con Taipéi en preparación para la guerra contra China continental.

Obama recibió $600,000 dólares por un solo discurso

Trévon Martin, 22 junio 2019

La lucrativa carrera de Obama post-Casa Blanca como amigo de la élite corporativa es la personificación de la relación de la puerta giratoria entre el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y el sector privado.

New in German

Für eine weltweite Kampagne gegen die Überstellung von Julian Assange an die USA!
Baut ein Globales Verteidigungskomitee auf!

Erklärung der internationalen Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site, 22. Juni 2019

Um die Auslieferung von Julian Assange an die Vereinigten Staaten zu verhindern und ihm seine Freiheit zurückzugeben, ist eine internationale Massenbewegung notwendig.

Fridays for Future: Zehntausende demonstrieren in Aachen

unseren Reportern, 22. Juni 2019

An der ersten internationalen Großdemonstration von Fridays for Future beteiligten sich in Aachen gestern 40.000 Schülerinnen und Schüler aus mehreren Ländern Europas.

Nach Abschuss einer US-Drohne: Trump verschärft Kriegsdrohungen gegen den Iran

Bill Van Auken, 22. Juni 2019

Laut der New York Times hat Trump am Donnerstag Militärschläge gegen den Iran angeordnet und sie plötzlich wieder abgesagt.

Studierende stoppen rechtsradikalen Think-Tank für Diktaturforschung an der Humboldt-Universität

der Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE an der HU, 22. Juni 2019

Der rechtsradikale Professor und Osteuropahistoriker Jörg Baberowski ist mit seinem Versuch gescheitert, einen rechten Think-Tank für Diktaturforschung an der Berliner Humboldt-Universität (HU) aufzubauen.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Vier rechtsextreme Polizisten wegen Horten von Munition verhaftet

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 22. Juni 2019

Obwohl seit zwei Jahren bekannt war, dass die jetzt verhafteten Polizisten in rechten Netzwerken aktiv waren, konnten sie ihre rechten Umtriebe ungehindert fortführen.

Warum werden Entschädigungen für Sklaverei bei den US-Wahlen 2020 zum Thema gemacht?

Niles Niemuth, 22. Juni 2019

Während die soziale Ungleichheit eine zunehmende Bewegung unter Arbeitern und Jugendlichen auslöst, wird die Rassenfrage in den Vordergrund gerückt, um den Widerstand gegen den Kapitalismus in eine Sackgasse zu lenken und das wachsende Interesse am Sozialismus abzublocken.

New in French

Trump donne le coup d'envoi de la campagne présidentielle 2020 avec un rassemblement fascisant
Et Biden s'engage à protéger les milliardaires

Patrick Martin, 21 juin 2019

Trump a un avantage politique: le fait que sa supposée opposition soit le Parti démocrate, tout aussi engagé dans la défense des grandes entreprises que les républicains.

Pour une campagne mondiale contre la restitution de Julian Assange aux Etats-Unis! Pour la formation d'un Comité de Défense Global pour assurer sa liberté!
Déclaration du Comité éditorial international du World Socialist Web Site

21 juin 2019

Il est à présent essentiel d’organiser un mouvement international de masse pour bloquer l’extradition de Julian Assange vers les États-Unis.

De nouvelles «preuves» du Pentagone que l'Iran aurait attaqué des pétroliers attisent le danger de guerre

Bill Van Auken, 21 juin 2019

Des témoignages de hauts responsables du gouvernement suggèrent que Trump s’apprête à invoquer l’Autorisation pour l’usage de force militaire datant des attentats du 11-Septembre pour attaquer l’Iran.

Ouvriers et «gilets jaunes» soutiennent la lutte pour libérer Julian Assange

Will Morrow, 21 juin 2019

Depuis deux semaines, le Parti de l’égalité socialiste fait campagne à Paris pour sa réunion publique en défense de Julian Assange et de Chelsea Manning, ce dimanche.

Terry Renshaw, des «24 de Shrewsbury»: «Seul le pouvoir de la classe ouvrière, pas les tribunaux officiels, peut rendre possible la libération de Julian Assange.»

21 juin 2019

L’ancien travailleur de la construction explique: «Pour défendre des prisonniers de la guerre des classes comme Julian Assange, il faut lutter pour sensibiliser et mobiliser les masses.»

Washington menace de punir Ankara pour l’achat de missiles russes S-400
Le conflit entre les États-Unis et la Turquie au point de rupture

Ulas Atesci, 21 juin 2019

L’achat du S-400 d’Ankara est l’étincelle qui menace de faire éclater les divergences géopolitiques plus importantes et insolubles avec Washington, y compris au sujet de l’effort de guerre américain contre l’Iran.

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.

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.

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Perspective

Trump’s aborted strikes on Iran: Ten minutes to World War III

22 June 2019

Trump’s’ assertion that the US war machine was on the brink of attacking Iran remains the case, with the White House set to use any incident, real or manufactured, to pull the trigger.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

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!

Statement of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 20 June 2019

The war on journalism is a war on the humanities

By Monika Eisenhauer, 21 June 2019

The Guardian’s direct collusion with media censorship by secret services exposed

By Thomas Scripps, 22 June 2019

The facts provide damning proof of the Guardian’s total integration into the propaganda wing of the Ministry of Defence following its involvement in the WikiLeaks and Snowden files releases.

Facebook blocks ad for PES meeting in Paris to defend Assange

By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2019

The Parti de l’égalité socialiste calls on its supporters to share its material and support the freeing of journalist Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Australian workers and youth support SEP rallies defending Assange

By our reporters, 21 June 2019

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

20 June 2019

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

Prominent Australian journalist Mary Kostakidis calls for campaign to free Assange

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 »

Commentary

Why are reparations for slavery being made an issue in the 2020 US elections?

By Niles Niemuth, 21 June 2019

EU powers build joint “Future Combat Air System”
European Union rearms for World War III

By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2019

US names Taiwan a “country,” stoking tensions with China

By Robert Campion, 21 June 2019

Biden under fire over comments about working with segregationist senators

By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2019

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

By Thomas Scripps, 20 June 2019

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

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

Ecuadorian government gives Pentagon a base in the Galapagos

By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2019

Workers Struggles

National strike by Indian doctors; Taiwanese flight attendants launch indefinite strike; Sydney Harbour ferry crews walk out again
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

22 June 2019

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

As contract talks set to begin
GM throws down gauntlet to autoworkers

By Jerry White, 21 June 2019

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

Striking Chilean copper miners defy police violence

By Rafael Azul, 21 June 2019

Arts Review

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

By Frank Anderson and George Marlowe, 20 June 2019

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

By Joanne Laurier, 19 June 2019

Brazilian unions sabotage one-day general strike

By Miguel Andrade, 20 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.

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