20 June 2018

Assets of world’s “high net wealth” millionaires surged to $70 trillion in 2017

By Barry Grey, 20 June 2018

The stock market boom and the entire process of social plunder have depended on the suppression of working class opposition and a savage attack on workers’ living standards.

Trump escalates trade war with new tariff threat against China

By Nick Beams, 20 June 2018

The latest moves by the US administration brought a fall in stock markets amid growing concerns that trade war will have a significant impact on investment and global supply chains.

Mexican immigrants seek asylum amidst growing social inequality and crime

By Clodomiro Puentes, 20 June 2018

The majority are forced to make the long and risky journey to seek political asylum in the US, due to cartel-related crime and violence in Mexico.

Trump administration planning massive expansion of jails for immigrant children

“Something must be done quickly”
Child psychology expert warns of life-changing damage from child-parent separation of immigrants

More on North American immigration issues »

Trump administration restricts visas for Chinese students

By Will Morrow, 20 June 2018

Statements by intelligence officials and the media have argued that over 2 million Chinese nationals residing in the US are a potential fifth column.

US becomes first nation to quit UN human rights body

By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2018

The decision came after the head of the council condemned both Washington’s policy of separating children from their families at the border and the US-backed war in Yemen.

Merkel, Macron call for more EU militarism at Meseberg conference

By Alex Lantier, 20 June 2018

Merkel and Macron signed an agreement for a drastic expansion of EU militarism and joint attacks on immigrants together with far-right governments in Italy and Austria.

Rent by crisis, German government adopts far-right refugee policy

On the eve of Turkish elections: Erdogan prepares new intrigues and a major crackdown

By Halil Celik, 20 June 2018

In a short video, Erdogan asks his cadres to secure AKP majorities on ballot box monitoring committees, to “finish the job in Istanbul before it has even started.”

Labour and unions seek to corral social anger over Grenfell fire behind official inquiry

By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2018

Workers and youth nationally suffer the same devastating austerity, cost-cutting, and deregulation policies, including cuts to local fire services, as those who lived in Grenfell.

UK: Protesters speak at demonstration to mark first anniversary of Grenfell fire

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

Some of those attending the rally marking the first anniversary of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire spoke to reporters from the World Socialist Web Site to express their outrage over the continuing cover-up of the tragedy.

Belhaj case lifts the veil on Britain’s dirty wars for regime change: Part two

By Jean Shaoul, 20 June 2018

The deal between the UK government and Belhaj was aimed at preventing any further embarrassing disclosures about the government’s collusion with Islamist forces.

Belhaj case lifts the veil on Britain’s dirty wars for regime change: Part one

Staff at Australia’s Macquarie University vote for unified fight against government cuts

By our correspondent, 20 June 2018

The vote indicates the emergence of highly significant opposition to the decades-long betrayals of the trade unions.

New in Russian

Тысячи людей собрались, чтобы отметить первую годовщину пожара в Гренфелл-тауэр

Роберт Стивенс, 20 июня 2018 г.

Сторонники ПСР встретили теплый отклик в отношении заявления МСВС к годовщине пожара, которое распространялось вместе с заявлением с призывом прийти на пикет 19 июня, чтобы потребовать освобождения Джулиана Ассанжа.

New in French

L’administration Trump planifie une expansion massive des prisons pour les enfants d’immigrants

Eric London, 20 juin 2018

L’administration est en train de construire de nouvelles installations pour accueillir des dizaines de milliers d’enfants immigrés en même temps qu’elle refuse de traiter les demandes d’asile à la frontière des États-Unis et du Mexique.

La mort d’Ed Sadlowski et la fin du réformisme syndical

Shannon Jones, 20 juin 2018

L’échec du mouvement réformiste dirigé par Sadlowski dans le syndicat United Steelworkers (Syndicat des Métallos) et des efforts similaires dans d’autres syndicats est lié à l’incompatibilité entre les besoins des travailleurs et le programme pro-capitaliste auquel les syndicats adhèrent.

Déchiré et en crise, le gouvernement allemand adopte une politique d’extrême droite contre les réfugiés

Johannes Stern, 20 juin 2018

Les déclarations de la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel et du ministre de l’Intérieur Horst Seehofer montrent clairement que la grande coalition adopte la politique de l’AfD néo-fasciste concernant les réfugiés.

New in German

Ed Sadlowskis Tod und das Ende des Gewerkschaftsreformismus

Shannon Jones, 20. Juni 2018

Am 10. Juni verstarb der amerikanische Gewerkschaftsaktivist Ed Sadlowski. Er spielte in der Gewerkschaftsbewegung der 1970er Jahre eine kurze, aber wichtige Rolle. Bezeichnenderweise scheiterten seine Reformversuche am Konflikt zwischen den Interessen der Stahlarbeiter und dem pro-kapitalistischen Programm, auf dem die Gewerkschaften beruhen.

Trump-Regierung will mehr Einwandererkinder ins Gefängnis stecken

Eric London, 20. Juni 2018

Die Regierung baut neue Einrichtungen, um tausende Einwandererkinder unterzubringen. Gleichzeitig weigert sie sich, Asylanträge an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze entgegenzunehmen.

Rechte Hetze gegen Flüchtlingshelfer auf dem Mittelmeer

Marianne Arens, 20. Juni 2018

Die NGO-Schiffe auf dem Mittelmeer werden immer stärker unter Druck gesetzt. Rechte Politiker und Medien beschimpfen sie als Menschenschmuggler oder machen sie für die Situation der Flüchtlinge verantwortlich.

Deutsche Autoindustrie steht vor gewaltigen Erschütterungen

Dietmar Henning, 20. Juni 2018

Mit dem Ausbruch wirtschaftlicher Konflikte, insbesondere zwischen den USA und Europa, geraten die deutschen Hersteller gleichzeitig an mehreren Fronten unter Beschuss.

Gegen rechte Zensur an der Uni Frankfurt

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20. Juni 2018

Mit diesem offenen Brief protestieren die IYSSE gegen das Verbot ihrer Veranstaltung zur Aktualität des Marxismus durch den AstA der Uni Frankfurt. In einer Email hatte der AStA die Zensurmaßnahme mit haltlosen Verleumdungen begründet.

New in Spanish

La muerte de Ed Sadlowski y el fin del reformismo sindicalista

Por Shannon Jones, 20 junio 2018

El fracaso del movimiento reformista encabezado por Sadlowski del sindicato siderúrgico USW y los esfuerzos similares en otros sindicatos que naufragaron a raíz del conflicto entre las necesidades de los trabajadores y el programa procapitalista al que están casados los sindicatos.

Desgarrado por la crisis, el gobierno alemán adopta la política de refugiados de la extrema derecha

Por Johannes Stern, 20 junio 2018

Las declaraciones de la canciller alemana Angela Merkel y el ministro del Interior Horst Seehofer dejan claro que la gran coalición está adoptando la política de refugiados de la neofascista AfD.

El Partido Obrero de Argentina acalla cuestionamiento sobre su alianza con una estalinista rusa con vínculos neofascistas

Por Bill Van Auken, 20 junio 2018

Presentada ante los miembros del Partido Obrero como una “compañera” en la “refundación” de la Cuarta Internacional, Darya Mitina, mantiene lazos con fascistas por toda Europa.

New in Portuguese

Partido Obrero na Argentina busca “refundar” a Quarta Internacional em aliança com o Stalinismo

Eric London e Bill Van Auken, 19 de junho de 2018

A tentativa de criar uma tendência internacional suprimindo as lições da história da Quarta Internacional só pode resultar na traição da classe trabalhadora.

New in Turkish

Sidney'deki Julian Assange'ı savunma mitingi: İleriye doğru önemli bir adım

Linda Tenenbaum, 19 Haziran 2018

17 Haziran Pazar günü, Sidney'in Belediye Sarayı Meydanı'nda, WikiLeaks'in editörü Julian Assange'ın derhal ve koşulsuz özgürlüğü uğruna mücadele etmek için bir gösteri düzenlendi.

"Malcolm Turnbull'dan Assange'ı savunmasını istemiyor, ona emrediyoruz!"
Video: Sidney'deki Julian Assange'a Özgürlük Mitingi

19 Haziran 2018

Pazar günü Sidney Belediye Sarayı Meydanı'nda Julian Assange'ın güvenli bir şekilde Avustralya'ya geri dönmesini talep etmek için düzenlenen gösteriye yüzlerce kişi katıldı. Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi tarafından örgütlenen mitingde, SEP'in (Avustralya) ulusal sekreteri James Cogan ile bağımsız gazeteci ve film yapımcısı John Pilger birer konuşma yaptı.

Grenfell Yangını Forumu Assange'a özgürlük talep eden gece nöbetlerini destekliyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 19 Haziran 2018

SEP’in önayak olduğu Grenfell Yangını Forumu, Assange'ın karşı karşıya olduğu yakın tehlikeleri tartıştı ve onun özgürlüğünü talep eden kampanyayı destekleyen kararı kabul etti.

New in Italian

Il governo italiano respinge la nave Aquarius con 629 profughi a bordo

Marianne Arens, 15 giugno 2018

Un decreto del nuovo governo italiano di destra ha prevenuto che una nave con a bordo più di 600 profughi approdasse in Italia. Questo e il risultato delle politiche dell’UE sui profughi.

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Perspective

The United States of America: Land of internment camps

20 June 2018

The attack on immigrants and democratic rights is of urgent importance to the entire working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Socialist Equality Party leader Julie Hyland speaks at London vigil to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

Around 200 people, including workers, youth and retirees, attended a vigil outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London Tuesday evening to demand the freedom of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.

Pickets in Sri Lanka and India demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our correspondents, 20 June 2018

The campaign to free Assange “is inseparably bound with the struggle for the defence of democratic rights and against the repression of the basic rights of the working class.”

New Zealand rally demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

Tom Peters from the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) addressed a rally outside the Australian High Commission in Wellington to demand that the Australian government secure Assange’s freedom.

Australian vigils held in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

Speaking in Melbourne, SEP national secretary James Cogan indicted the Australian political and media establishment for their attacks on Assange and called for a turn to the working class.

Protesters demand release of Julian Assange at US vigils

By our reporters, 20 June 2018

Protests occurred in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C. and in other cities across the US.

Support global rallies today to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 19 June 2018

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists

23 January 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Featured Commentary

Argentina’s Partido Obrero suppresses questions on alliance with Russian Stalinist with ties to neo-fascism

By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018

Presented to the Partido Obrero’s membership as a “comrade” in “refounding” the Fourth International, Darya Mitina has ties to fascists throughout Europe.

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Commentary

Left Forum gathering’s “strategy for the left”: Support the Democratic Party

By Sandy English, 20 June 2018

This year’s Left Forum held in New York City exhibited an even closer support by the Democratic Socialist of America for the Democratic Party.

The death of Ed Sadlowski and the demise of trade union reformism

By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2018

By their friends you will know them: The International Socialist Organization and American imperialism

By Joseph Kishore, 15 June 2018

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

Russian authorities ordered destruction of documents on Stalin’s terror

By Clara Weiss, 18 June 2018

Washington launches trade war measures against China

By Ben McGrath, 16 June 2018

The Democratic National Committee lawsuit against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: A major attack on press freedom

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

Pentagon Papers lawyer James Goodale on DNC lawsuit: “The Democrats are establishing possibly a precedent that diminishes First Amendment freedoms”

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

Arts Review

Ocean’s 8: A “gender-swapped” caper

By Carlos Delgado, 20 June 2018

The film stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, a professional criminal who concocts a plan to steal a $150 million diamond necklace during New York City’s Met Gala.

The late American novelist Philip Roth attacked as a “misogynist”

By David Walsh, 18 June 2018

The Rachel Divide: A Netflix documentary on the identity politics uproar over “transracial” Rachel Dolezal

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2018

A welcome development:
Actor Geoffrey Rush to return to stage with Melbourne Theatre Company

By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2018

Workers Struggles

Argentine teachers and students occupy campus, Halifax Shipyard workers reject contract
Workers Struggles: The Americas

20 June 2018

Teachers and students in Argentina occupied the Río Cuarto campus of the National University, in Córdoba province while shipyard workers in Halifax, Canada voted down a union-backed deal.

Nine million truck drivers across India strike over increasing fuel prices

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 19 June 2018

Two hundred nurses at California hospital authorize strike

By Brian Dixon, 19 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (UK) meetings on war and censorship: “War preparations are powered by lies”

By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018

Fifty years of the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka
Arm the working class with the program of socialist internationalism and with revolutionary leadership!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 16 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold lectures to mark its 50th anniversary

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

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The Grenfell Tower Fire

Thousands gather to mark first anniversary of Grenfell Tower inferno

By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2018

Grenfell Silent Marchers speak
“I have woken up to the fact that class war still exists, it’s alive and kicking”

25 years ago: Supreme Court rules against Haitian refugees

On June 22, 1993, in the case of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council, the US Supreme Court upheld the Bush and Clinton administrations’ policy of intercepting fleeing Haitians at sea and returning them to Haiti without asylum hearings.

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50 years ago: Police assault shuts down the Poor People’s Campaign

On June 24, 1968, after six weeks of protest, Resurrection City, the encampment created by the Poor People’s Campaign on the mall in Washington DC, was forcibly shut down by police.

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75 years ago: Fascists instigate race riots in Detroit

On June 22, 1943, violent clashes took place in Detroit, Michigan, as a result of racist agitation by the Ku Klux Klan and other fascistic groups, whose activities had been tacitly endorsed by the police and government authorities.

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100 years ago: Bolshevik leader Volodarsky assassinated in Petrograd

On June 20, 1918, V. Volodarsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Party’s Petrograd Committee and the editor of the popular Krasnaya Gazeta (Red Gazette), was shot to death.

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History

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the end of American liberalism

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

Autoworkers struggles

Detroit autoworkers speak out on UAW corruption scandal

Read the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter: wsws.org/autoworkers

“They’re getting more money and we’re losing workers”
In wake of UAW convention, Lordstown GM workers speak out on layoffs

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 June 2018

“Everything they took from us needs to be returned, plus the money they stole”
Growing outrage from autoworkers over UAW bribery scandal

More on autoworkers issues »

ICFI

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

14 June 2018

Turkish sympathizing group of the ICFI adopts new name

By the Socialist Equality Group (Turkey), 8 June 2018

Toplumsal Esitlik (TE–the Social Equality Group) has changed its name to Sosyalist Esitlik (SE–Socialist Equality Group).

Featured Report

“Government propaganda and the war on terror from 9/11 to Syria”
Journalists and academics expose UK’s criminal actions in the Middle East

By Julie Hyland, 31 May 2018

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part three

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.