Amnesty International report finds US guilty of war crimes in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2018

The report documents the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the US siege of Raqqa last year, including the massacre of entire families.

Washington considers direct intervention in siege of Yemeni port city

Military-style raids sweep up 114 immigrant workers in Ohio

By Eric London, 6 June 2018

The raids, which included 200 agents in military gear with aerial support, are an attack on the entire working class.

Trump administration holds mass trials of immigrants under “Zero Tolerance” policy

“Absolute right to pardon myself”
Trump expands claims of autocratic power

By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018

Trump’s assertion of supreme power comes in the context of a massive and unprecedented assault on democratic rights by the entire political establishment.

“If they could, they would hire us for $1 an hour”
UPS workers vote to authorize strike as anger grows over company concession demands

By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2018

While the vote expresses the determination of workers to fight, the Teamsters will do everything in its power to suppress and betray a genuine struggle against the package delivery giant.

Support for strike action at UPS as Teamsters union prepares sell-out contract

Germany: AfD leader Gauland and the hypocritical response to Nazi rehabilitation

By Ulrich Rippert, 6 June 2018

At the weekend, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Alexander Gauland again took up the right-wing propaganda campaign to gloss over and relativise the crimes of the Nazis.

Militarism and fascist demagogy in the German parliament

Extreme-right Italian government takes shape

By Marianne Arens, 6 June 2018

In Italy, the new government of the Lega and the Five Star Movement is due to take power following a final vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday.

Extreme right takes power in Italy

Merkel calls for EU militarism, financial austerity in reply to Macron

By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2018

While Merkel endorsed French calls for militarism and attacks on refugees, she gave little support for Macron’s calls for more investment and guarantees against new debt crises.

Canadian authorities prepare mass repression of anti-G7 protests

By Louis Girard, 6 June 2018

Canada’s Liberal government is mounting a massive police-military “security” operation around the G7 Summit, which takes place this Friday and Saturday in a small municipality 150 kilometers east of Quebec City.

Video of Chelsea Manning “wellness check” highlights threat posed by police to mentally ill in US

By Matthew Verhoven, 6 June 2018

In a comment given to the Intercept, Manning said of the video, “This is what a police state looks like. Guns drawn during a ‘wellness’ check.”

Trump rescinds Philadelphia Eagles’ White House invitation in latest provocation against NFL players

By Alan Gilman, 6 June 2018

On Monday, the day before the football team was to be honored for their Super Bowl championship at the White House, President Donald Trump disinvited the team.

UK: Students protest cuts to mental health services and increase in youth suicide rate

By Thomas Scripps, 6 June 2018

As of 2017, one in four adults in the UK each year could expect to suffer some form of mental illness; three quarters of these begin before a person reaches his or her 18th birthday.

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

By our correspondent, 6 June 2018

The legal action against the May Day meeting ban seeks to further expose the government’s anti-democratic attacks on working people.

Fear of working-class unrest triggers Australian minimum pay increase

By Mike Head, 6 June 2018

The industrial judges voiced concerns that record poor wages growth has generated dangerous discontent.

New in Arabic

لبناء استراتيجية الطبقة العاملة في مواجهة إعادة تقسيم الشرق الأوسط من قبل الإمبريالية

١٠ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

قامت إمبريالية الولايات المتحدة بالتنسيق مع شريكتها الصغيرة إسرائيل بإشعال فتيل هجوم واسع النطاق على المستوى السياقعسكري وديبلوماسي واقتصادي ضد إيران.

New in Spanish

Un día de reacción en la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos

Por Eric London, 6 junio 2018

En dos fallos distintos, la Corte Suprema de EUA retrocedió los derechos de los inmigrantes, el derecho al aborto y las protecciones para parejas gays y lesbianas.

Oficial de seguridad de Facebook: no todos los discursos son “creados iguales”

Por Andre Damon, 6 junio 2018

El aparato de censura de Facebook se centra en personas que promueven “políticas radicales” porque ellos “sienten que han sido ignorados u oprimidos”, dijo el funcionario de Facebook a una conferencia militar la semana pasada.

Canciller ecuatoriano afirma que el trato de Assange “no es censura”

Por James Cogan, 6 junio 2018

A Assange no solo lo están censurando, sino que además se enfrenta al peligro inminente de ser puesto en manos de sus perseguidores.

La cifra de muertos aumenta tras erupción volcánica que soterró comunidades enteras en Guatemala

Por Andrea Lobo, 6 junio 2018

Cuando desastres naturales como estos golpean a una sociedad construida con base en la explotación capitalista y la desigualdad extrema, los más pobres y vulnerables siempre pagan el mayor precio.

La Administración de Trump realiza juicios masivos de inmigrantes bajo su política de "cero tolerancia"

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 6 junio 2018

Una fotografía filtrada revela los juicios masivos en marcha de los inmigrantes.

New in French

Le directeur de sécurité de Facebook : les discours ne sont pas tous « créés égaux »

Andre Damon, 6 juin 2018

L’appareil de censure de Facebook cible les personnes qui font la promotion d’une « politique radicale » parce qu’elles « ont l’impression d’avoir été ignorées ou opprimées », a déclaré le responsable de Facebook lors d’une conférence militaire la semaine dernière.

Une journée de réaction à la Cour suprême des États-Unis

Eric London, 6 juin 2018

Dans deux jugements séparés, la Cour suprême des Etats-Unis a porté atteinte aux droits des immigrés, au droit de l’avortement, et aux protections pour les couples gay et lesbiens.

Les CRS lancent des expulsions massives de réfugiés de Paris

Athiyan Silva, 6 juin 2018

Mercredi dernier, au petit matin, des centaines de policiers CRS ont attaqué et démoli l’un des plus grands campements de réfugiés de France, le long du canal Saint-Denis, dans le 19ᵉ arrondissement de Paris.

John Pilger et la Courage Foundation annoncent une « campagne urgente » pour libérer Assange

John Pilger, 6 juin 2018

La Courage Foundation, qui recueille des fonds pour la défense juridique des lanceurs d’alerte et des journalistes persécutés, a approuvé des manifestations et des vigiles en défense de Julian Assange plus tard ce mois-ci.

Terry Hicks, père de l’ancien prisonnier de Guantánamo Bay David Hicks, soutient Julian Assange

Terry Hicks, 6 juin 2018

Terry Hicks, le père de l’ancien prisonnier de Guantanamo David Hicks, a fait la déclaration suivante sur le World Socialist Web Site, approuvant la manifestation du 17 juin sur la place de la mairie de Sydney exigeant la liberté pour l’éditeur de WikiLeaks.

L'auteur-compositeur-interprète Roger Waters appelle à la défense d'Assange

Nos journalistes, 6 juin 2018

Waters a envoyé un courriel au World Socialist Web Site le mois dernier pour exprimer son soutien à l'action internationale en faveur de Julian Assange.

New in Turkish

İletişim yasağını kaldırın! Julian Assange’a özgürlük!

James Cogan, 6 Haziran 2018

6 Haziran’da, Ekvador hükümetinin WikiLeaks’in editörü Julian Assange’ın kişisel ziyaretçi kabulü dahil dış dünya ile tüm iletişimini kesmesinden bu yana 10 hafta geçmiş olacak.

Julian Assange’ın karşı karşıya olduğu tehlikeye yönelik sessizliği bozun

James Cogan, 6 Haziran 2018

Egemen seçkinler, işçi sınıfının toplumsal eşitsizliğe karşı yükselen hareketinin doğrudan doğruya kapitalist sisteme karşı bir mücadeleye dönüşeceği korkusuyla muhalefeti susturmaya çalışıyor.

Şarkıcı-söz yazarı Roger Waters Assange’ı savunma çağrısı yaptı

Muhabirlerimizden, 6 Haziran 2018

“Julian Assange’ı Susturma Girişimine Karşı Koyun” mesajı, müzisyen Roger Waters’ın Almanya’nın Berlin kentindeki “Biz + Onlar 2018” konserinin sahnesinde gösterildi.

Reformizmin ölümü: Corbyn ve “geniş sol”

Chris Marsden, 6 Haziran 2018

Aşağıdaki konuşma, 2018 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda, DEUK’un Britanya şubesinin 20 yıldır ulusal sekreteri olan Chris Marsden tarafından yapıldı.

5 Haziran’daki Kaliforniya ara seçimlerinde Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi adaylarına oy verin!

David Moore ve Kevin Mitchell, 6 Haziran 2018

SEP, tüm destekleyicilerini, 5 Haziran Salı günü düzenlenecek olan 2018 Kaliforniya ara seçimlerinde David Moore’a ve Kevin Mitchell’e sınıf bilinçli oylar vermeye çağırır.

Ürdün başbakanı kemer sıkma karşıtı büyük protestoların ortasında istifa etti

Jean Shaoul, 6 Haziran 2018

Ürdün Başbakanı Hani Mulki, Amman’da ve diğer büyük kentlerde günlerdir devam eden hükümet karşıtı protestoların ardından, dün istifa etti.

1968: Fransa’da genel grev ve öğrenci isyanı
I. Bölüm: Devrimci bir durum gelişiyor

Peter Schwarz, 6 Haziran 2018

1968 olaylarından yarım yüzyıl sonra, bu devrimci döneme ait dersler çok büyük bir öneme sahiptir. Sınıfsal çelişkiler artık zapt edilemeyecek bir noktaya ulaşmıştır.

New in German

Ein Tag des gesellschaftlichen Rückschritts vor dem Obersten Gerichtshof der USA

Eric London, 6. Juni 2018

Der Oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten hat gestern zwei reaktionäre Urteile gefällt. Sie richten sich gegen die Möglichkeit, abzutreiben, beschränken die Rechte von inhaftierten Einwanderern und die Bürgerrechte von Lesben und Schwulen.

Neue italienische Regierung ist komplett

Marianne Arens, 6. Juni 2018

Das neue italienische Kabinett wird aller demagogischen Wahlversprechen zum Trotz die Arbeiterklasse frontal angreifen und versuchen, den sozialen Widerstand auf Flüchtlinge abzulenken.

Anwalt: Angeblicher Asyl-Skandal beim Bamf ist ein „Stück aus dem Tollhaus“

Martin Kreickenbaum, 6. Juni 2018

Die beispiellose Medienkampagne über einen angeblichen Bamf-Skandal dient vor allem dem Zweck, das Recht auf Asyl immer weiter einzuschränken und der rechtsextremen Politik der AfD den Boden zu bereiten.

Studierendenparlament der Humboldt-Universität lehnt rechte Offensive ab

unseren Reportern, 6. Juni 2018

Am vergangenen Mittwoch sind rechte Fraktionen erneut damit gescheitert, politisch aktive Studierende unter Druck zu setzen und linke Politik zu kriminalisieren.

1968 – Generalstreik und Studentenrevolte in Frankreich
Teil 8: Der zentristische Kurs der OCI (4)

Peter Schwarz, 6. Juni 2018

Vor fünfzig Jahren, im Mai/Juni 1968, brachte ein Generalstreik Frankreich an den Rand der proletarischen Revolution. Diese Serie analysiert die Ereignisse und zieht die politischen Lehren für heute daraus.

Kapitalistische Restauration in Russland: Eine Bilanz
Teil 4: Der Kusbass heute

Clara Weiss, 6. Juni 2018

Dies ist der letzte Artikel einer vierteiligen Serie. Aus Anlass des verheerenden Brands in einem Einkaufszentrum in Kemerowo werden die Folgen der kapitalistischen Restauration insbesondere für die Kohlereviere in Sibirien aufgezeigt.

New in Italian

L’estrema destra al potere in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 4 giugno 2018

Il nuovo governo, inaugurato venerdì a Roma, è il più a destra da quando nel 1945 crollò il regime fascista del Duce Benito Mussolini.

New in Norwegian

For internasjonal handling til forsvar av Julian Assange!

ICFI og WSWS’ internasjonale redaksjonsråd, 30 May 2018

Demonstrasjonen i Sydney den 17. juni vil kreve at den australske regjeringen umiddelbart treffer tiltak for å sikre Assanges betingelsesløse frihet og gjenkomst til Australia.

Tysklands Süddeutsche Zeitung bidrar til kampanjen mot Julian Assange

Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2018

Den tyske dagsavisa har sluttet seg til kampanjen for å rettferdiggjøre overleveringen av WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren til britiske og amerikanske myndigheter.

WikiLeaks og varslere fordømmer nye uverifiserte påstander mot Julian Assange

James Cogan, 30 May 2018

Ved siden av WikiLeaks og WSWS har bare en håndfull andre nettsteder og enkeltpersoner stått frem for å fordømme Guardian for å tjene som redskap for antiAssange-vendettaen.

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Perspective

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

6 June 2018

The events of 1968 marked the effective end of any prospect for liberal reforms under American capitalism.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Ten weeks incommunicado: Conspiracy builds to force Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy

By James Cogan, 6 June 2018

Demonstrations and vigils must be understood not as one-off protests, but the renewal of a determined campaign to win Assange’s freedom.

Ecuadorian foreign minister asserts treatment of Assange is “not censorship”

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 June 2018

Workers and young people must demand that the Conservative government of Theresa May end its persecution of Assange, drop the bail-related issues against him and allow him to leave the embassy and, if he chooses, the UK, without fear of arrest.

“I don’t think Assange will be forgiven by our rulers because he educated the world”
Join the June 19 London vigil demanding freedom for Julian Assange!

Journalist Antony Loewenstein: “Heavy pressure” needed to win freedom and justice for Assange

6 June 2018

The following statement was sent by journalist and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein, a consistent defender of WikiLeaks.

US activist Kevin Zeese calls for demonstrations against the persecution of Julian Assange

6 June 2018

“Freedom of speech and freedom of the press is being defined by the treatment of Julian Assange.”

More endorsements:

John Pilger and Courage Foundation announce “urgent campaign” to free Assange

Terry Hicks, father of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, supports Julian Assange

Singer-songwriter Roger Waters calls for defence of Assange

Lawyer Julian Burnside endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration for Assange’s freedom

John Pilger endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration in defence of Julian Assange

Demand freedom for Julian Assange! Join the demonstration in Sydney on June 17!

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 Internet censorship »

Commentary

A day of reaction at the US Supreme Court

By Eric London, 5 June 2018

Facebook security officer: Not all speech is “created equal”

By Andre Damon, 5 June 2018

US media turns blind eye to the death of 5,000 Puerto Ricans

By Genevieve Leigh, 4 June 2018

A social crime and cover-up exposed
Five thousand deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

Trump lawyers claim unlimited presidential authority

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2018

Deep divisions over US trade policies at G7 finance ministers meeting

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2018

Petrobras chief resigns as Brazilian truckers end strike

By Miguel Andrade, 4 June 2018

Youth suicide rate up 56 percent from 2007 to 2016
Government report shows sharp rise in US teen deaths

By Kate Randall, 2 June 2018

Lies and contradictions pile up on Ukraine’s faked murder of Babchenko

By Clara Weiss, 4 June 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Vote for David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, Socialist Equality Party candidates, in the June 5 California midterm elections!

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 4 June 2018

History

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 8—The centrist line of the OCI (4)

By Peter Schwarz, 6 June 2018

Fifty years ago, in May–June 1968, a general strike brought France to the brink of proletarian revolution. This eight-part series describes the events and draws the political lessons for today.

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 7—The centrist line of the OCI (3)

Arts Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story—Adventure without much substance

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 June 2018

Donald Glover’s hit music video “This is America”

By Zac Corrigan, 1 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP holds Paris meeting on 50 years since May 1968 general strike

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

Workers Struggles

Windsor casino strike ends, teachers protest in Mexico City
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 June 2018

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

CWA continues token strikes at AT&T Midwest—workers demand decisive struggle

By Shannon Jones, 4 June 2018

One million Indian bank employees and thousands of Sri Lankan railway workers strike

By our correspondents, 1 June 2018

French rail workers strike at a crossroads

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 1 June 2018

The way forward for French workers
Build rank-and-file committees to oppose Macron’s austerity measures!

General strike in Greece against Syriza’s latest austerity package

By Robert Stevens, 31 May 2018

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

25 years ago: Eight immigrants die in wreck of Golden Venture on Rockaway Beach

On June 6, 1993, the wreck of the freighter Golden Venture revealed how Chinese immigrant workers were packed into the holds of ships and smuggled into the United States to work as sweatshop labor.

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50 years ago: Yugoslav students protest over jobs and inequality

Throughout the week of June 3-10, 1968, students at the University of Belgrade began marching against economic reforms that had created high unemployment and holding meetings to debate and discuss the political situation.

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75 years ago: Military coup in Argentina

On June 4, 1943, military forces staged a coup d’état, overthrowing the Argentine government of President Ramón Castillo and preventing the installation of his hand-picked successor.

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100 years ago: Czech Legion backs formation of first anti-Soviet government in Russia

On June 8, 1918, the first anti-Soviet government was established on Russian territory under the protection of the Czech Legion, an armed force of some 60,000 former prisoners of war captured by Tsarist armies in World War I.

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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

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 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.