Trump, Democrats seek anti-immigrant deal

By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2019

The postponement of mass raids set for Sunday morning sets the stage for the passage of bipartisan legislation to provide billions more to arrest and imprison immigrants.

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

Report highlights mistreatment of refugee children in US internment camps

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Punitive fines threaten whistleblower Chelsea Manning with bankruptcy

By Oscar Grenfell, 24 June 2019

Manning is being held in contempt and fined $500 a day for her refusal to testify before a grand jury aimed at concocting charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Anger and disgust over UAW betrayal of Mercy St. Vincent nurses strike in Toledo, Ohio

By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2019

The union’s claim that a return to the bargaining table would lead to an improved deal, was nothing but a cynical ploy.

Toledo Mercy Health nurses vote down UAW sellout

Faurecia and Ford workers denounce UAW sabotage of auto parts strike

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 June 2019

The UAW shut down the strike at the critical auto parts supplier only nine hours after it began.

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

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Turkey’s ruling AKP defeated in re-run of İstanbul mayoral election

By Ulas Atesci, 24 June 2019

The candidate of Erdoğan’s AKP, Binali Yıldırım, conceded the election Sunday night. The AKP forced the cancellation of the first election result on March 31 after suffering a narrow defeat.

Four men charged with murder based on bogus MH-17 investigation

By Clara Weiss, 24 June 2019

Charges against pro-Moscow separatists were laid based on an “investigation” influenced by the Ukrainian regime, that produced no proof of Russian involvement in downing flight MH-17.

Far-right German police arrested for hoarding ammunition

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 24 June 2019

Although the authorities were aware of the activities of police officers involved in far-right networks two years ago, the group was allowed to continue unhindered.

Who was behind the murder of German politician Walter Lübcke?

The murder of German politician Walter Lübcke: A warning

Why is the US government using social media to monitor the public?

By Kevin Reed, 24 June 2019

The lawsuit filed by New Sanctuary Coalition and other groups, says that ICE specifically targeted individuals for deportation, to suppress their political speech.

Britain at centre of international “corporate tax haven network”

By Simon Whelan, 24 June 2019

The Tax Justice Network reports that tax haven territories linked to Britain are responsible for approximately a third of the world’s corporate tax avoidance.

New Zealand neo-Nazi jailed for 21 months for sharing video of mosque shootings

By Tom Peters, 24 June 2019

The trial was a test case for anti-democratic legislation that can and will be used to suppress mounting social opposition from the working class.

Australia: NSW government tries to minimise political and economic fallout over unsafe apartments

By John Wilson, 24 June 2019

Hundreds of Mascot Tower residents still have no idea when the structurally unsafe building will be repaired, so that they can finally return to their homes.

Australian Labor MPs push for huge tax cuts for wealthy

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Trump va ordonner des rafles anti-immigrantes de style militaire à travers les États-Unis ce week-end

Eric London, 24 juin 2019

Ces rafles sont un signe que Trump tente de renforcer son administration en crise par la terreur policière et des appels à sa base fasciste.

Les frappes avortées de Trump sur l'Iran: à dix minutes de la Troisième Guerre mondiale

Bill Van Auken, 24 juin 2019

L’affirmation de Trump selon laquelle la machine de guerre américaine était sur le point d’attaquer l’Iran reste en vigueur: tout incident, réel ou fabriqué, pourrait déclencher la guerre.

Trudeau aligne le Canada derrière l’effort de guerre de Trump contre l'Iran

Roger Jordan, 24 juin 2019

Les commentaires de Trudeau à la Maison-Blanche annoncent explicitement que lorsque l'impérialisme américain décidera de lancer une attaque militaire contre l'Iran, l'impérialisme canadien soutiendra son «plus proche allié».

Qui sont derrière l'assassinat de l'homme de politique Walter Lübcke?

Peter Schwarz, 24 juin 2019

Après l'arrestation du néonazi Stephan Ernst, qui a un long casier judiciaire, comme principal suspect dans cette affaire, des témoins ont laissé entendre que d'autres personnes avaient participé au crime.

Québec: le lock-out à l’ABI entre dans son 18e mois

Laurent Lafrance, 24 juin 2019

Le syndicat cherche à cacher la faillite de sa stratégie en faisant appel à Québec solidaire pour lui donner une couverture «de gauche».

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El ataque abortado contra Irán: diez minutos para la Tercera Guerra Mundial

Bill Van Auken 24 junio 2019

La afirmación de Trump de que la máquina de guerra estadounidense estuvo a punto de atacar Irán sigue vigente. Cualquier incidente, sea real o inventado, es capaz de ser el detonante.

Trump lanzará redadas contra los inmigrantes de estilo militar en todo el país este fin de semana

Eric London, 24 junio 2019

Las redadas son una señal de que Trump está apoyando su administración plagada de crisis con terror policial y apelaciones a su base fascista.

La guerra contra el periodismo es una guerra contra las humanidades

Monika Eisenhauer, 24 junio 2019

El World Socialist Web Site recibió esta declaración de la historiadora y medievalista en Alemania, Monika Eisenhauer, en oposición a la persecución de Julian Assange.

Informe devela el maltrato a los niños refugiados en campos de internamiento de los Estados Unidos

Fred Mazelis, 24 junio 2019

Un equipo de abogados entrevistó a 60 jóvenes detenidos que reportaron descuido, así como el suministro de alimentos, agua y saneamiento inadecuados.

La huelga de los mineros chilenos del cobre desafía la violencia policial

Rafael Azul, 24 junio 2019

El martes pasado, la policía atacó a los mineros del cobre en huelga en la mina Chiquicamata en Chile.

Revelada: confabulación directa del Guardian con la censura de los medios por parte de los servicios secretos

Thomas Scripps, 24 junio 2019

Los hechos ofrecen pruebas condenatorias de la total integración del Guardian en el ala propagandística del Ministerio de Defensa tras su implicación en las publicaciones de los expedientes de WikiLeaks y Snowden.

Biden bajo fuego por comentarios sobre colaborar con senadores segregacionistas

Patrick Martin, 24 junio 2019

La controversia ha centrado atención en el papel de los demócratas sureños en defender la discriminación racial hasta los años setenta.

Represión con apoyo de EUA del ejército hondureño deja cuatro muertos

Andrea Lobo, 24 junio 2019

Después de disparar ráfagas de municiones reales contra los manifestantes el miércoles, el ejército fue desplegado por todo el país.

¿Quién estuvo detrás del asesinato del político alemán Walter Lübcke?

Peter Schwarz, 24 junio 2019

Después del arresto del neonazi Stephan Ernst, quien tiene un historial criminal largo, como principal sospechoso en el caso, los testigos han sugerido que otros individuos participaron en el crimen.

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Trumps abgebrochener Angriff auf den Iran: Zehn Minuten vor dem Dritten Weltkrieg

Bill Van Auken, 24. Juni 2019

Trumps Behauptung, dass die US-Kriegsmaschine am Rande eines Angriffs auf den Iran stand, bleibt bestehen – wobei das Weiße Haus jeden Vorfall, ob echt oder fabriziert, nutzen wird, um den Auslöser zu drücken.

Kanada: Trudeau unterstützt Trump in seinem Kriegskurs gegen den Iran

Roger Jordan, 24. Juni 2019

Trudeau erklärte im Weißen Haus ausdrücklich, dass der kanadische Imperialismus seinen „engsten Verbündeten“, die USA, bei einem Angriff auf den Iran unterstützen wird.

Siemens streicht weitere 2700 Arbeitsplätze in der Energiesparte

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 24. Juni 2019

Bei den Angriffen auf die Arbeitsplätze hat der Siemens-Vorstand die uneingeschränkte Unterstützung von IG Metall und Betriebsräten.

Washington droht Ankara mit Strafen wegen des Kaufs russischer S-400-Raketen

Ulaş Ateşci, 24. Juni 2019

Ankaras Entscheidung zum Kauf der S-400-Raketen ist ein Ausdruck von viel bedeutenderen und unlösbaren geopolitischen Konflikten mit den USA, nicht zuletzt wegen des Kriegskurses gegen den Iran.

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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

Minutes to disaster: Lessons to be learned from the confrontation with Iran

24 June 2019

On Thursday, the United States came within minutes of launching a war, without any serious examination of its military consequences.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Leaders of dissolved International Socialist Organization openly embrace Democratic Party politics

By David Walsh, 24 June 2019

The demise of the ISO has permitted leading figures and the membership generally to integrate themselves more firmly and decisively into the bourgeois political set-up.

Factional provocation, middle-class hysteria, and the collapse of the International Socialist Organization

25 years ago: US government reopens Guantanamo Bay prison for Haitian refugees

On June 27, 1994, the US Coast Guard intercepted and detained over 1,300 Haitian refugees fleeing north in small boats across the ocean towards Florida, the largest number in a year.

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50 years ago: Gays clash with police outside Stonewall Inn in New York City

On the night of June 28, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn and residents of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City clashed with police after a raid on the bar, known for openly serving gay, lesbian, and transgender customers.

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75 years ago: Copenhagen workers battle Nazi occupation

On June 26, 1944, opposition to the German occupation forces exploded in Copenhagen as workers launched strikes and demonstrations against Nazi executions, including a death sentence against 13 railway workers in Jutland.

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100 years ago: Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

On June 28, 1919, the fifth anniversary of the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the political spark for the First World War, the German delegation to the Paris Peace Conference put its signature to the Treaty of Versailles in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, outside Paris.

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Arts Review

Campaign to defend historic, Depression-era “Life of Washington” murals in San Francisco

24 June 2019

The San Francisco Board of Education is considering either destroying or covering over a series of 13 frescoes on the life of George Washington at a local high school. The WSWS spoke to professor emeritus of history Robert Cherny about the issue.

San Francisco Board of Education to decide on the fate of historic murals said to be “offensive”

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

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 June 2019

The accelerating rate of ice melting occurring around the world is a grave warning that climate change is rapidly reaching the point at which its catastrophic consequences will be felt by billions of people.

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

Facebook blocks ad for PES meeting in Paris to defend Assange

By Alex Lantier, 22 June 2019

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

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

By Bill Van Auken, 22 June 2019

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

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

Ecuadorian government gives Pentagon a base in the Galapagos

More on US militarism »

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

By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2019

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

By Niles Niemuth, 21 June 2019

Biden under fire over comments about working with segregationist senators

Bernie Sanders and the myth of Franklin Roosevelt

By Tom Hall, 18 June 2019

More on US politics »

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

More on the fight against fascism »

Workers Struggles

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

By Robert Stevens, 22 June 2019

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

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

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

By Jessica Goldstein, 22 June 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians locked out

By Harvey Simpkins, 22 June 2019

Striking Chilean copper miners defy police violence

By Rafael Azul, 21 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

More on the Grenfell Tower Fire »

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