Five years after police murder of Michael Brown
Police have killed 5,000 Americans since Ferguson protests

By Niles Niemuth, 10 August 2019

Despite popular protests and increased scrutiny in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s killing, US police officers have continued to kill at a rate of more than 1,000 people per year.

Police murder in Memphis

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“I begged them! I said ‘Please, I’ve never seen this country!’”
Detroit man dies after ICE deports him to Iraq

By Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2019

Jimmy Aldaoud was born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents and arrived in the US as an infant in 1979. He was deported to Iraq in June and died this week.

The Mississippi raid: Trump’s attack on immigrants and his Democratic enablers

Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 August 2019

Mark Davis made clear that the corporate media cynically exploited WikiLeaks, before ruthlessly turning on its founder Julian Assange and joining the state campaign against him.

Chelsea Manning faces $441,000 in fines and another year in jail for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

Australian spy and police chiefs say raids on journalists must continue

More on the campaign to free Assange and Manning »

UK growth contraction caps week of economic turbulence

By Nick Beams, 10 August 2019

The British GDP data ended a week of deepening uncertainty in financial markets and growing fears of a recession in major areas of the global economy.

Following AUSMIN talks, Australian politician compares China to Nazi Germany

By James Cogan, 10 August 2019

Andrew Hastie falsely compared the purported failure of Australia to respond to the threat posed by China with France’s lack of response to the “German advance in 1940.”

Canada’s ruling elite whipping up anti-China hysteria to pave way for repression, rearmament and war

By Roger Jordan, 10 August 2019

All the organs of Canadian bourgeois propaganda—government institutions, political parties and corporate media outlets—have united to cast Ottawa as a beleaguered David confronting a Chinese Goliath.

US defence secretary, NATO chief visit New Zealand to strengthen military ties

By Tom Peters, 10 August 2019

The visits by US defence secretary Mark Esper and NATO general secretary Jens Stoltenberg were aimed at incorporating New Zealand further into the military build-up against China, Russia and Iran.

Italy: Salvini seeks coalition with fascist Fratelli d’Italia

By Marianne Arens, 10 August 2019

In a surprise coup, the leader of the Lega is attempting to carry out a shift to the right and to prepare fascistic forms of rule.

German government and Greens promote military mission in Persian Gulf

By Johannes Stern, 10 August 2019

The German ruling class is intensifying its campaign for a European war mission in the Persian Gulf. Especially aggressive are the leaders of the Green party.

More strikes called off by UK airline unions

By Margot Miller, 10 August 2019

Airline staff in many different countries, who are determined to fight to defend their wages, jobs and conditions, face sabotage by trade unions working to isolate and suppress their struggles.

New York judge orders Fordham University to recognize Students for Justice in Palestine club

By Fred Mazelis, 10 August 2019

The decision is a small but significant blow against the campaign to equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

Study finds workplace injuries increase risk of death by suicide, drug overdose

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 August 2019

A recent study found a relationship between work-related injuries and the rapid growth of deaths caused by suicide and drug overdose among workers in New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the US.

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Greve geral sinaliza entrada da classe trabalhadora nos protestos de Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 10 Agosto 2019

Os protestos em massa em Hong Kong, que estão acontecendo há mais de dois meses, são parte de um ressurgimento da classe trabalhadora internacionalmente.

New in Turkish

Hong Kong genelinde on binlerce işçi grevde

Ben McGrath, 10 Ağustos 2019

Hükümete karşı protestolar iki aydır sürüyordu ancak işçilerin açık muhalefet ile protestolara katılması ile daha önemli bir hale geldiler.

New in French

«Vous travaillez si dur et vous pouvez à peine joindre les deux bouts»
Des centaines de travailleurs de Detroit font la queue pour postuler à de nouveaux emplois chez Fiat Chrysler

Jerry White, 10 août 2019

Fiat Chrysler développe ses activités à Détroit, profitant de la baisse importante des salaires et de la baisse des impôts sur les sociétés.

Guerre des monnaies: une nouvelle étape dans l'effondrement capitaliste

Nick Beams, 10 août 2019

Une guerre des monnaies portera à un tout autre niveau la guerre économique menée par les États-Unis contre des «concurrents stratégiques» tels que la Chine et ses alliés.

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La redada en Mississippi: el ataque contra inmigrantes de Trump y sus facilitadores demócratas

Patrick Martin, 10 agosto 2019

Cientos de niños han sido traumados por ser separados de sus padres y, en muchos casos, enviados a prisiones del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas a 250 kilómetros de distancia.

Guerra de divisas: una nueva etapa en el colapso capitalista

Nick Beams, 10 agosto 2019

Un conflicto de divisas global intensificará la guerra económica siendo librada por Estados Unidos contra sus “competidores estratégicos” como China, así como sus aliados nominales a un nuevo nivel.

Mientras Trump llora lágrimas de cocodrilo por las víctimas de la masacre
ICE reúne a casi 700 inmigrantes en redadas de plantas avícolas de Mississippi

Norisa Diaz y Patrick Martin, 10 agosto 2019

La administración Trump ha dado su respuesta real a la masacre fascista en El Paso, Texas, al llevar a cabo la redada más grande de inmigración desde Trump entró en la Casa Blanca.

ONU: la crisis mundial de alimentos y agua amenaza a 3.000 millones de personas

Bryan Dyne, 10 agosto 2019

Un informe nuevo de las Naciones Unidas advierte que el cambio climático antropogénico, si no se controla, hará que una porción cada vez mayor de la Tierra sea esencialmente inhabitable.

El conflicto entre India y Pakistán se agudiza con el ataque de Nueva Delhi a Cachemira

Keith Jones, 10 agosto 2019

Como respuesta a las medidas claramente ilegales y agresivas de la India para fortalecer su control sobre la disputada Cachemira, Pakistán ha tomado un montón de medidas como represalia y lanzó amenazas de guerra apenas veladas.

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FN: Global mat- og vannkrise truer 3 milliarder mennesker

Bryan Dyne, 10. august 2019

En ny rapport fra FN advarer for at menneskeskapte klimaendringer vil gjøre en stadig økende del av jorda i vesentlig grad ubeboelig, dersom de ikke blir hold i sjakk.

Med New Delhis angrep på Kashmir tilspisses konflikten mellom India og Pakistan

Keith Jones, 10. august 2019

Som respons på Indias aggressive og åpenbart illegale trekk for å tilstramme kontrollen over det omstridte Kashmir, har Pakistan gått til en rekke gjengjeldelsestiltak, og har meldt tynt tilslørte krigstrusler.

John Pilger advarer: «Ikke glem Assange. Da mister dere ham.»

Oscar Grenfell, 10. august 2019

Den kjente journalisten skisserte WikiLeaks-grunnleggerens skrantende helsetilstand, og beskrev de drakoniske forholdene han blir holdt under i britisk fengsel.

Jennifer Robinson, ledende medlem av Assanges juridiske team, snakker med WSWS

våre reportere, 10. august 2019

«Det taler bind om Australias posisjon i verden at landet ikke er villig til å ta et standpunkt mot USA, og beskytte en australsk statsborger.»

New in German

Trumps Razzien auf Einwanderer in Mississippi und die Schützenhilfe der Demokraten

Patrick Martin, 10. August 2019

In Mississippi mussten diese Woche hunderte traumatisierte Kinder miterleben, wie ihre Eltern weggeschleppt und in Abschiebelager verbracht wurden.

Italien: Salvini strebt faschistische Regierung an

Marianne Arens, 10. August 2019

Der Lega-Chef versucht, in einem Überraschungscoup einen Rechtsruck durchzusetzen, und bereitet faschistische Herrschaftsformen vor. Dem dient auch die Verabschiedung des neuen Sicherheitsgesetzes, das sich gegen die gesamte Arbeiterklasse richtet.

Chelsea Manning: 441.000 Dollar Geldstrafe und ein weiteres Jahr Haft

Niles Niemuth, 10. August 2019

Ein Bundesrichter hat es abgewiesen, die ruinösen täglichen Geldstrafen zu überdenken. Sie sollen die mutige Whistleblowerin zur Aussage gegen den WikiLeaks-Gründer und -Herausgeber Julian Assange zwingen.

Deutsche Medien und Julian Assange: Schweigen und Verunglimpfung

Gregor Link und Johannes Stern, 10. August 2019

Nachdem die falschen Anschuldigungen gegen Assange von höchstrichterlicher Stelle widerlegt wurden, bringt es kaum eine deutschsprachige Zeitung fertig, über dieses wichtige politische Ereignis zu berichten.

Hannover: Drei-Sterne-General kandidiert für AfD

Christopher Lehmann, 10. August 2019

Am Dienstagabend hat die AfD Hannover den 64-jährigen Joachim Wundrak mit 98 Prozent der Stimmen zu ihrem Kandidaten für die Oberbügermeisterwahl am 27. Oktober nominiert.

Die politischen Ursachen und Folgen der Spaltung von 1982–1986 im Internationalen Komitee der Vierten Internationale

David North, 10. August 2019

Diesen Vortrag hielt David North zur Eröffnung der Sommerschulung der Socialist Equality Party (USA) am 21. Juli 2019. North ist nationaler Vorsitzende der SEP und leitet die internationale Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Германия принимает Веймарскую Конституцию

9 августа 2019 г.

11 августа 1919 года президент Германии, социал-демократ Фридрих Эберт, своей подписью узаконил новую конституцию, которая учредила в Германии демократическую республику.

New in Turkish

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’i “yeniden kurma” konferansından bir yıl sonra
Partido Obrero önderliği ile Jorge Altamira arasında bölünme

Bill Van Auken, 7 Ağustos 2019

PO içindeki tüm suçlamaların ve karşı suçlamaların ortasında kesin bir şekilde ortaya çıkan şey, her iki hizbin de bütünüyle ulusalcı bir yönelime dayandığı; sosyalist enternasyonalizm stratejisini ve ilkelerini en bayağı ulusalcı hesaplara tabi kıldığıdır.

New in French

Le conflit commercial entre les États-Unis et la Chine dégénère en guerre de devises

Nick Beams, 7 août 2019

Les marchés boursiers ont fortement chuté hier dans le monde entier en raison des craintes d'une guerre des devises, après que la Chine a laissé sa monnaie, le renminbi, descendre sous le seuil de 7 pour un dollar américain.

La violence fasciste, la politique fondée sur les origines ethniques et le racisme

Joseph Kishore, 7 août 2019

Fuyant les causes politiques de la réémergence de la violence fasciste, le New York Times promeut le récit ethnique d’une société américaine, axée sur la question «blanche», qui légitime les affirmations réactionnaires de l’extrême droite.

Le dirigeant pabliste Gilbert Achcar a donné des conseils en matière de contre-insurrection à l'armée britannique

Thomas Scripps, 7 août 2019

Les groupes de la pseudo-gauche s’engagent pour le compte de l’armée et de l’appareil sécuritaire, fournissant leur expertise universitaire en rapport avec des nations d’Afriques et du Moyen Orient visées par l’impérialisme.

Les partis du patronat responsables d’une catastrophe sociale dans les États-Unis du 21e siècle

Kate Randall, 7 août 2019

Les démocrates n'ont pas plus l'intention que les républicains d'aborder les questions sociales brûlantes auxquelles la classe ouvrière est confrontée quotidiennement.

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Perspective

New Delhi’s assault on Kashmir and the fight against communal reaction, imperialism, and war

10 August 2019

With the aim of inciting communal reaction against mounting social opposition and strengthening its hand against Pakistan and China, India’s BJP government has illegally stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 August 2019

This lecture was delivered by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, at the opening of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 21, 2019.

Commentary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Wall Street financial vultures: Please be nice to Puerto Rico

By Genevieve Leigh, 10 August 2019

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, has intervened to attempt to contain growing social unrest and anger.

Trump in El Paso: The culprit returns to the scene of the crime

By Eric London, 8 August 2019

Currency war: A new stage in capitalist breakdown

By Nick Beams, 8 August 2019

UN: Global food and water crisis threatens 3 billion people

By Bryan Dyne, 9 August 2019

Large turnout to view George Washington murals slated for destruction by San Francisco school board

By Toby Reese, 7 August 2019

Leading Pabloite Gilbert Achcar provided counter-insurgency advice to British Army

By Thomas Scripps, 6 August 2019

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
The Democratic Socialists of America shows its hostility to socialism

By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019

Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

Arts Review

Ground-breaking documentarian D.A. Pennebaker dies

By Richard Phillips, 10 August 2019

Pennebaker pioneered the use of handheld cameras and editorial comment to achieve an immediacy and closeness not previously achieved in documentary film-making.

Midsommar: Illuminating nothing

By Carlos Delgado, 9 August 2019

South African jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim returns with The Balance

By Hiram Lee, 7 August 2019

Autoworker Struggles

Layoffs in global auto industry hit Mexico, India, China and the US

By Jerry White, 7 August 2019

Layoffs mount as slump in world auto industry deepens

“We are in a war with social injustice that cannot be reversed without an uprising”
Oshawa autoworker speaks on wildcat strikes, Unifor treachery

By Marcus Day, 9 August 2019

Canadian auto parts workers stage wildcat strike as Oshawa GM plant closure looms

“You work so hard and you can barely make ends meet”
Hundreds of Detroit workers line up to apply for new Fiat Chrysler jobs

By Jerry White, 9 August 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Workers Struggles

Bangladesh municipal workers still on strike; Indian telecommunication workers demand salaries; New Zealand vehicle testing workers strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

10 August 2019

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

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority approves plan to cut 2,700 jobs

By Isaac Finn, 9 August 2019

Michigan road workers strike major regional contractor

By Tim Rivers, 8 August 2019

Kentucky coal miners continue protest as Blackjewel assets auction proceeds

By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2019

Kentucky miners block train tracks for sixth day demanding back pay

Free Assange and Manning

John Pilger warns: “Do not forget Assange. Or you will lose him”

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 August 2019

Jennifer Robinson, a leading member of Assange’s legal team, speaks with the WSWS

By our reporters, 9 August 2019

Jailed Sri Lankan writer Shakthika Sathkumara defends Julian Assange

Sri Lanka: Colombo University students call for release of Julian Assange

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!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

The 2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist assessment
Beto O’Rourke: The incredible shrinking empty suit

By Ed Hightower, 6 August 2019

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Kamala Harris: Law-and-order with a dose of identity politics

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Pete Buttigieg: The made-to-order political “outsider”

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump

25 years ago: Senate debate on health care begins

On August 9, 1994, a debate began in the US Senate on health care legislation, the main domestic policy initiative of the Clinton administration.

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50 years ago: Manson group kills eight members of two families in Los Angeles

In the early morning hours of August 9, 1969, members of the cult group headed by Charles Manson broke into the home of a married couple, actress Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski, and killed Tate, her unborn child and four other adults.

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75 years ago: Japanese prisoners of war stage mass escape in Australia

On August 5, 1944, over 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war attempted a mass escape from a detention facility in Cowra, a country town 300 kilometers west of Sydney.

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100 years ago: Germany adopts Weimar Constitution

On August 11, 1919, Germany’s president, Social Democrat Fredrich Ebert, signed a new constitution into law, establishing Germany as a democratic republic.

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New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Mass protests erupt after Sudan’s military junta guns down school children”

We are publishing in Arabic the article published August 1 on the World Socialist Web Site by Jean Shaoul.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE wins seat in student parliament at Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany

By the IYSSE group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 16 July 2019

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

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

Socialist Equality Party Canada

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 July 2019

Canada’s Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine

History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

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

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Fund Appeal

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.