Amid revelations of fascist network at Customs and Border Protection
Ocasio-Cortez, other Congress members threatened by border police

By Barry Grey, 3 July 2019

The promotion of fascist elements in the immigration agencies is being directed from the White House.

Thousands protest immigrant concentration camps across US

By Josh Varlin, 3 July 2019

Under the slogan “Close the camps,” thousands of people at almost 200 protests opposed the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

US Border Patrol agents joke about immigrant deaths in secret Facebook group with 9,500 members

After Democrats fund concentration camps
Trump renews threat of mass immigrant raids “sometime after July Fourth”

No to concentration camps in America!

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

US Navy SEAL acquitted of murder and other war crimes by military jury

By Kevin Reed, 3 July 2019

Edward Gallagher was acquitted of the most serious charges against him, including the unprovoked murder of a wounded teenage ISIS soldier, by a military court martial.

Australian prime minister lines up with Trump at the G20

By Peter Symonds, 3 July 2019

Trump made clear that he expected Morrison and the Australian government to back the US in its confrontations on all fronts—in particular against Iran and China.

Outrage over manslaughter charge facing Alabama woman who miscarried after shooting

By Fred Mazelis, 3 July 2019

The case of Marshae Jones is part of the escalating attacks on abortion rights and the criminalization of the poor.

Boeing outsourced software development for faulty 737 Max 8 to cut costs

By Bryan Dyne, 3 July 2019

These revelations come alongside reports that the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is also under investigation.

Harvard awards fellowship to Rick Snyder, Flint’s poisoner-in-chief

By Sheila Brehm, 3 July 2019

The former Michigan governor, who presided over the lead poisoning of Flint’s water supply, has been awarded a prestigious senior research fellowship at Harvard University.

Trump national security team revives demand for “backdoor” access to encryption

By Kevin Reed, 3 July 2019

A Politico report has revealed that key National Security Council members have debated whether to ask Congress to pass laws that would make end-to-end encryption technologies illegal.

Irish unions sabotage health workers’ strikes

By Dermot Byrne, 3 July 2019

Irish health unions called off the walkouts and have sought to divert anger into appeals to the Labour Court.

German chemical company BASF cuts 6,000 jobs

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 3 July 2019

The wave of mass redundancies is continuing with more and more corporations seeking to boost their profits while preparing for a global economic war.

German IG Metall trade union promotes trade war at rally in Berlin

By Hendrik Paul, 3 July 2019

Germany’s biggest trade union used the demonstration to bang the drum for trade warfare, to promote nationalism and prepare the way for mass job losses.

New Zealand secondary teachers’ union pushes through sellout

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, 3 July 2019

The deal pushed through by the Post-Primary Teachers’ Association, following a similar sellout by the primary teachers’ union, will only see the crisis in schools worsen.

Australia: Hundreds of students and staff protest against trimesters at UNSW

By our reporters, 3 July 2019

“Orientating the uni towards profit rather than education is not a good thing overall for education.”

New in Norwegian

Video: Protesterende ved SEP (Australia) demonstrasjonen uttaler seg til forsvar for Assange og Manning

3. juli 2019

«Jeg kom for å støtte Julian på grunn av all tiden han har ofret for å hjelpe de fattige menneskene og de undertrykte rundt om i verden.»

Australias mediesjefer forsøker å avlede raseri over politiraid

Mike Head, 3. juli 2019

Den voldelige arresteringen av Julian Assange, som åpnet flomportene for et bredere angrep mot ytringsfriheten ble ikke nevnt.

Australias statsminister nektet å ta opp forfølgelsen av Assange med Trump

Oscar Grenfell, 3. juli 2019

På G20-toppmøtet smisket Morrison med Trump, som søker å få fengslet Wikileaks-grunnleggeren for livstid, eller få henrettet ham.

New in French

Des centaines de milliers de personnes manifestent dans les rues de Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 3 juillet 2019

Les manifestations de masse se poursuivent, malgré la suspension de la loi sur l’extradition, ce qui indique une plus profonde crise politique et sociale.

Des chars d’assaut dans les rues de Washington DC pour le 4 juillet

Eric London, 3 juillet 2019

Le déploiement prévu de la force militaire dans la bande de terre qui sépare le Congrès de la Maison-Blanche est une provocation politique délibérée planifiée depuis longtemps par Trump et ses conseillers fascistes.

Le premier ministre australien passe sous silence la persécution d’Assange lors de sa rencontre avec Trump

Oscar Grenfell, 3 juillet 2019

Au sommet du G20, Morrison a louangé Trump qui cherche à emprisonner à vie ou exécuter le fondateur de WikiLeaks.

Reprise des manifestations de masse contre la junte soudanaise

Jean Shaoul, 3 juillet 2019

Les manifestants ont été accueillis dimanche avec des gaz lacrymogènes, des grenades assourdissantes et des balles réelles qui ont tué au moins sept personnes et blessé 181 autres.

Canicule en Europe: la France enregistre un record de chaleur

Will Morrow, 3 juillet 2019

Au moins neuf personnes sont déjà mortes à cause de la chaleur, mais ce nombre devrait augmenter dans les semaines à venir.

New in Spanish

Tanques en las calles de Washington D.C. para el 4 de julio

Por Eric London, 3 julio 2019

El despliegue planeado de fuerza militar en el terreno que separa el Congreso de la Casa Blanca es una provocación política deliberada planeada desde hace mucho por Trump y sus asesores fascistizantes.

Cientos de miles de personas protestan en las calles de Hong Kong

Por Peter Symonds, 3 julio 2019

Las protestas masivas han persistido, pese a la suspensión de la legislación sobre extradiciones, apuntando a una crisis social y política más profunda.

Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos bromean sobre las muertes de inmigrantes en un grupo secreto de Facebook con 9,500 miembros

Por George Marlowe, 3 julio 2019

Un informe publicado el lunes por ProPublica reveló que los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos hicieron bromas sádicas y violentas sobre las inmigrantes así como miembros de Congreso.

Los sindicatos chilenos se apresuran a suprimir movimiento de huelgas masivas

Por Andrea Lobo, 3 julio 2019

La burocracia sindical encabezada por la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Chile y sus apologistas pseudoizquierdistas están trabajando para dividir y poner fin al movimiento huelguístico.

El imperialismo de los derechos humanos, la censura en las redes sociales y el fraude de la "Junta de Supervisión" de Facebook

Por Kevin Reed, 3 julio 2019

Detrás del reciente informe sobre la creación de una Junta de Supervisión para supervisar las "decisiones de contenido" en Facebook, hay un plan para la censura de las redes sociales en defensa del sistema capitalista global.

New in German

Panzer auf den Straßen von Washington am 4. Juli.

Eric London, 3. Juli 2019

Die geplante Demonstration militärischer Macht auf dem Gelände, das den Kongress vom Weißen Haus trennt, ist eine bewusste politische Provokation und lange vorbereitet von Trump und seinen ultrarechten Beratern.

Deutsche Bank baut 20.000 Arbeitsplätze ab

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 3. Juli 2019

Die Pläne zeigen, dass nicht nur Industriearbeiter für die Vorbereitung auf Handelskrieg und Krieg zahlen, sondern auch Beschäftigte im Dienstleistungs- und Bankensektor.

Hunderttausende demonstrieren in Hongkong

Peter Symonds, 3. Juli 2019

Dass die Massenproteste trotz Aussetzung des Auslieferungsgesetzes weitergehen, deutet auf eine tiefergehende soziale und politische Krise.

Frankreich: Was man mit Bernard Arnaults 100 Milliarden Dollar alles machen könnte

Will Morrow, 3. Juli 2019

Der Vorstandschef und Hauptaktionär der französischen Luxusmodekette LVMH hat als dritte Person weltweit ein Vermögen von über 100 Milliarden Dollar angehäuft.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Подписание Версальского договора

1 июля 2019 г.

28 июня 1919 года, в пятую годовщину убийства австро-венгерского эрцгерцога Франца Фердинанда, что послужило политической искрой для начала Первой мировой войны, немецкая делегация на Парижской мирной конференции поставила свою подпись под Версальским договором в Зеркальном зале Версаля под Парижем.

Мини-сериал о ядерной катастрофе 1986 года
Чернобыль HBO: Советский рабочий класс платит за преступления сталинизма

Андреа Питерс, 1 июля 2019 г.

Режиссер Йохан Ренк и автор сценария Крейг Мазин показывают реальность взрыва, в результате которого было выброшено большое количество радиоактивного вещества, распространившегося над обширными территориями западной части СССР и Европы.

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।

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Perspective

The global war on refugees

3 July 2019

All over the world, immigrants are being systematically persecuted by capitalist governments, which are increasingly adopting the policies of the extreme right.

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Commentary

France’s “yellow vest” protests and the resurgence of the international class struggle

By the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 3 July 2019

These protests are a turning point in France and internationally, marking the initial re-entry of the working class onto the political stage.

Washington Post’s Richard Cohen comes to the defense of Linda Fairstein, overseer of the Central Park Five prosecution

By Kate Randall, 3 July 2019

Cohen gushed over Colin Powell’s infamous February 4, 2003 presentation of lies at the UN that formed the justification for the Iraq War.

Tanks on the streets of Washington, DC for the Fourth of July

By Eric London, 2 July 2019

Democrats back Trump’s massive “World War III” military budget

By Andre Damon, 1 July 2019

First Democratic debate: Demagogy on social issues, silence on war

Platitudes at the G20 can’t mask a world on the brink of war

By Nick Beams, 1 July 2019

Ten years since the US-backed coup in Honduras

By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Australian workers and youth speak out in defence of Assange at SEP rally

By our reporters, 3 July 2019

“No other political party, none of the human rights groups are acting. Amnesty is doing nothing! Getup is doing nothing!”

Video: Protesters at SEP (Australia) rally speak out in defence of Assange and Manning

2 July 2019

Australian PM refused to raise persecution of Assange with Trump

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 July 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

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

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meeting
For a global campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

A conversation with Todd Tarbox, editor of Marching Song

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

When They See Us: A powerful dramatization of the case of the Central Park Five

By Kate Randall, 1 July 2019

San Francisco School Board votes to destroy left-wing murals they claim are “racist” and “white supremacist”

By Toby Reese, 28 June 2019

”We can’t erase history to suit people’s feelings”
San Francisco residents voice opposition to censorship of George Washington High School murals

By Evan Blake and Alex Gonzalez, 28 June 2019

Workers Struggles

Amazon’s meat grinder in the Dallas, Texas suburbs

By Tom Carter, 2 July 2019

Chilean unions scramble to quell mass strike movement

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2019

Renewed push towards authoritarian rule in Brazil after exposures in Car Wash probe

Quebec: Alcoa issues ultimatum to locked-out ABI workers

By Keith Jones, 2 July 2019

2,000 workers to lose jobs as Philadelphia refinery shuts down

By Samuel Davidson, 2 July 2019

Contract for more than 20,000 Chicago teachers expires

By Kristina Betinis, 2 July 2019

Sri Lankan railway unions cave in to government’s strike ban

By Saman Gunadasa, 1 July 2019

Ford announces 12,000 layoffs, five plant closures across Europe

By Will Morrow, 28 June 2019

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

UAW rams through sellout deal at Saline, Michigan Faurecia factory

By Shannon Jones, 28 June 2019

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

25 years ago: Rwandan Patriotic Front captures Kigali

On July 4, 1994, the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) captured the country’s capital city of Kigali, a major advance during the Rwandan Civil War.

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50 years ago: Kenyan leader Tom Mboya assassinated

On July 5, 1969, Tom Mboya, Kenya’s Minister of Justice, was shot and killed when leaving a store in Nairobi.

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75 years ago: Red Army captures Minsk

On July 3, 1944, the Red Army captured the city of Minsk, the last major German stronghold on Soviet territory.

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100 years ago: Journal publishes Claude McKay poem in defense of blacks

On July 1, 1919, The Liberator, the left-wing journal edited by Max Eastman, published the iconic poem of the resistance of the oppressed, “If We Must Die,” by Claude McKay.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019

Fund Appeal

History

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

The reprint makes available, after almost 100 years, an important historical document, the fate of which reflects the violent repression by Stalinism of genuine Marxist thought and politics, represented within the Soviet Union by Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition.

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.

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 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 »

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.