Strike by Taiwanese flight attendants points to growing workers’ discontent in global airline industry

By Ben McGrath, 26 June 2019

Airline companies around the world are seeking to extract ever-greater profits by slashing wages and increasing working hours.

300,000 demonstrate in Prague against right-wing Czech government

By Markus Salzmann, 26 June 2019

At the biggest demonstration in the Czech Republic since the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989, participants demanded the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrei Babiš, founder of the right-wing neo-liberal party ANO.

Honduran military invades university and shoots down students

By Andrea Lobo, 26 June 2019

The most recent military repression recalls nothing so much as the methods employed against radicalized students and workers during the 1980s.

US House votes down amendment to block NSA collection of the personal communications of American citizens

By Kevin Reed, 26 June 2019

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to reject a bipartisan proposal to halt warrantless collection of the personal communications of citizens under provisions of Section 702 of the FISA Act.

US schools erecting a massive digital surveillance infrastructure, choking dissent and free speech

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

Trump plan will slash Medicaid and food stamps

By Norisa Diaz, 26 June 2019

The Trump administration is pursuing a change in the way the federal government calculates inflation to cut hundreds of thousands of people from basic social services.

“This is a class question… All students should have equal access to education”
Second of two “Fund Our School” rallies held in Michigan

By Phyllis Steele, 26 June 2019

The small turnout at the protest, organized by the unions to back the budget proposal of the state’s new Democratic governor, was only a pale reflection of the deep discontent over decades of school funding cuts.

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

UK: Department of Work and Pensions “followed policy” denying benefits to dying Liverpool man

By Dennis Moore, 26 June 2019

Stephen Smith was acutely emaciated when he was found to be fit for work.

Interview with advice worker Terry Craven on the DWP review
“The DWP, Amber Rudd and the officers that trawled through the information regarding Stephen have got blood on their hands”

By our reporter, 26 June 2019

Craven represented Stephen Smith during his struggle against the Department of Work and Pensions.

France: What should be done with Arnault’s $100 billion?

By Will Morrow, 26 June 2019

The CEO and leading shareholder of French luxury fashion retail group LVMH became the third person in history to join the centi-billionaires club.

Siemens cuts another 2,700 jobs in the energy sector

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 June 2019

Shareholders are demanding that attacks on jobs and working conditions be stepped up in the name of increasing profits.

Fridays for Future: Tens of thousands demonstrate on climate change in Aachen, Germany

By our reporters, 26 June 2019

Under the slogan, “Climate Justice Without Borders—United for a Future,” about 40,000 young people in Aachen demanded a rapid shutdown of coal-fired power plants and other measures.

New Zealand primary teacher union pushes through sellout pay deal

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, 26 June 2019

The ramming through of the sellout by the NZ Educational Institute will intensify pressure on secondary teachers to accept the rotten agreement, which will freeze wages and intensify the crisis in schools.

Australian teachers establish new Facebook “support network” against ongoing victimisation

By Erika Zimmer, 26 June 2019

Three victimised teachers have launched a new “Bullied Teachers Support Network,” under conditions where nearly 25 percent of NSW high school teachers claim to have been bullied.

New in Portuguese

Por uma campanha mundial para impedir a rendição de Julian Assange aos EUA! Pela formação de um Comitê Global de Defesa para garantir sua liberdade!

Declaração do Conselho Editorial Internacional do World Socialist Web Site, 25 Junho 2019

Um movimento de massas internacional deve ser organizado para impedir a extradição de Julian Assange aos EUA.

New in Norwegian

Straffende bøter truer varsleren Chelsea Manning med konkurs

Oscar Grenfell, 25. juni 2019

Manning holdes fengslet for forakt for retten og blir nå bøtlagt med $ 500 dagen for at hun nekter å vitne for en storjury med formål å pønske ut anklager mot Julian Assange og WikiLeaks.

Fire menn anklaget for mord basert på fordreid MH-17-etterforskning

Clara Weiss, 25. juni 2019

Anklagene mot pro-Moskva separatister ble fremlagt basert på en «etterforskning» påvirket av det ukrainske regimet, som ikke produserte noe bevis for russisk involvering i nedskytingen av Malaysian Airlines MH-17.

Minutter før katastrofe: Lærdommer å trekke fra konfrontasjonen med Iran

Andre Damon, 25. juni 2019

På torsdag kom USA innen minutter av å starte en krig uten noen seriøs vurdering av dens militære konsekvenser.

Kampanje til forsvar for historisk serie av fresker i San Franscisco over «Washingtons liv»

25. juni 2019

Undervisningsrådet i San Francisco vurderer å ødelegge eller tildekke en serie av 13 fresker over George Washingtons liv ved en lokal hugh school. WSWS snakket med historieprofessor emeritus Robert Cherny om saken.

New in French

Trump aggrave les menaces de guerre après qu’un drone américain est abattu sur l’Iran

Bill Van Auken, 25 juin 2019

Le New York Times a rapporté que le président américain a autorisé des frappes militaires contre l'Iran jeudi avant de les annuler de manière inattendue.

Les dirigeants de l'Organisation socialiste internationale dissoute adoptent ouvertement les politiques du Parti démocrate

David Walsh, 25 juin 2019

La disparition de l'ISO a permis aux dirigeants et aux membres en général de s'intégrer plus fermement et plus résolument dans le cadre de la politique bourgeois.

New in German

Lübcke-Mord: Bundesregierung heuchelt Opposition gegen rechts

Johannes Stern, 25. Juni 2019

Nachdem sie tagelang geschwiegen hatten, versuchten sich führende Regierungsvertreter am Wochenende wenig überzeugend als Vorkämpfer gegen neonazistische Terrornetzwerke darzustellen.

Haarscharf an der Katastrophe vorbei: Lehren aus der Konfrontation mit dem Iran

Andre Damon, 25. Juni 2019

Am Donnerstag vergangener Woche standen die Vereinigten Staaten unmittelbar davor, einen Krieg vom Zaun zu brechen, ohne die militärischen Folgen zu bedenken.

Türkei
Niederlage für AKP bei der Neuwahl des Istanbuler Bürgermeisters

Ulas Atesci, 25. Juni 2019

AKP-Kandidat Binali Yıldırım gestand am Sonntagabend seine Niederlage ein. Zuvor hatte die AKP nach einer knappen Niederlage den ersten Wahlgang am 31. März für ungültig erklären lassen.

Prag: 300.000 demonstrieren gegen Regierungschef

Markus Salzmann, 25. Juni 2019

Auf der größten Demonstration in der Tschechischen Republik seit der sogenannten Samtenen Revolution von 1989 forderten die Teilnehmer den Rücktritt von. Andrej Babiš.

New in Spanish

Trump y los demócratas persiguen un acuerdo antiinmigrante

Patrick Martin, 25 junio 2019

La postergación de los allanamientos masivos planeados para el domingo en la mañana prepara la aprobación de leyes que proveen miles de millones de dólares más para arrestar y encarcelar inmigrantes.

Enorme apagón afecta a cincuenta millones de personas en Argentina y Uruguay

Rafael Azul, 25 junio 2019

La red eléctrica atraviesa décadas de inatención, a pesar de enormes subsidios y aumentos de tarifas.

¿Por qué está utilizando las redes sociales el Gobierno estadounidense para monitorear al público?

Kevin Reed, 25 junio 2019

La denuncia de New Sanctuary Coalition y otros grupos dice que ICE marcó a individuos específicos para su deportación para suprimir su discurso político.

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

No to concentration camps in America!

26 June 2019

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are sickened by Trump’s sadistic crimes against immigrants, which have exposed the rot at the core of American capitalism.

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Featured commentary

The Lübcke murder and the return of the “Nazi problem” in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 25 June 2019

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

By Andre Damon, 24 June 2019

Autoworkers Struggles

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

By Jerry White, 26 June 2019

GM wants to "hire more temporary workers who are paid less and aren’t on the same health care plan," reports Automotive News.

Vote “No” on UAW sellout agreement!
Build rank-and-file committees to unite Faurecia and all autoworkers in a national strike

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 25 June 2019

Faurecia and Ford workers denounce UAW sabotage of auto parts strike

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 June 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Free Assange and Manning

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson to speak at SEP rally in defence of Assange

26 June 2019

“We must do all in our power to prevent Assange’s extradition to the US. Signing petitions is not enough. We must make our presence felt in the streets at vigils and demonstrations.”

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) calls rally to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 25 June 2019

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

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 »

Book Review

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
The failed removal of Andrew Johnson and the emergence of the American working class

By Eric London, 26 June 2019

Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is a factual and easy-to-read account of one of the most overlooked and poorly understood turning points in American history.

Arts Review

“The Short Films of Raymundo Gleyzer”: Works by left-wing filmmaker murdered by Argentine military junta

By Kevin Martinez, 26 June 2019

Abducted and murdered by the Argentine junta in 1976, the documentarian made numerous films about the working class that have sadly been forgotten. Their strengths and weaknesses deserve to be considered.

Artists, writers, film scholars protest Bowling Green State University decision to remove Lillian Gish’s name

By David Walsh, 25 June 2019

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

24 June 2019

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

Commentary

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

“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 »

Horror across US-Mexico border with multiple parents, infants dead

By Eric London, 25 June 2019

Trump, Democrats seek anti-immigrant deal

Report highlights mistreatment of refugee children in US internment camps

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Leaders of dissolved International Socialist Organization openly embrace Democratic Party politics

By David Walsh, 24 June 2019

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

Trump imposes new sanctions amid continuing war threat against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 25 June 2019

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

The significance of Trump’s awarding of the Freedom Medal to Arthur Laffer

By Nick Beams, 25 June 2019

More on US militarism »

Workers Struggles

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

By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2019

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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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.

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 »

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.