Anti-“fake news” bill gives French state unchecked Internet censorship powers

By Alex Lantier, 8 June 2018

Judges will be allowed to force service providers to take down material posted on the Internet simply by asserting that they believe it to be “fake news.”

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

Facebook expands censorship of news organizations with restrictions on political ads

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US demands swift passage of Australian “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 8 June 2018

US officials “sought assurances” of parliamentary support for the laws directed against China and free speech.

Families torn apart by massive Ohio ICE raid

WSWS reporters spoke to children whose parents were abducted at work this week in the largest single ICE raid of the Trump administration so far.

Study notes “devastating ramifications” of Trump’s anti-abortion “global gag rule”

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 June 2018

Trump’s revised Mexico City Policy, known by its critics as the global gag rule, essentially blocks US federal funding for international organizations that provide counseling, referrals or services for abortion in low-income nations.

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

Twenty-year-old construction worker killed in Baltimore trench collapse

By Jessica Goldstein, 8 June 2018

Kyle Hancock was killed Tuesday after being crushed by dirt and debris that had collapsed on top of him while working on a backed-up sewage line in Northeast Baltimore’s Clifton Park.

Workers at Wisconsin Wendy’s restaurant walk out, demand living wage

By Jacob Crosse, 8 June 2018

Eight workers shut down a Wendy’s restaurant last week after deciding they could no longer tolerate unsafe working conditions, low wages and excessive hours.

“If you don’t like it, they say, 'hit the road'”
UPS loaders describe working conditions and union-management collusion

By Kayla Costa and Hector Cordon, 8 June 2018

With the contract covering 230,000 United Parcel Service workers is set to expire on July 31. The WSWS spoke with two loaders who work in suburban Portland, Oregon.

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

UK: Bureaucrats walk out of University and College Union congress

By Alice Summers, 8 June 2018

Union leaders walked out of the UCU congress after motions were put forward criticising their sell-out of the lecturers’ strike.

Grenfell Tower inferno: Experts’ reports highlight “culture of non-compliance” on fire safety

By Paul Bond, 8 June 2018

Manufacturer Arconic, which produced the Reynobond PE panels used at Grenfell Tower, accepted that the cladding “was not of limited combustibility,” and that this “should have been obvious to any construction professional.”

Guatemalan government ignored calls for evacuation ahead of deadly Fuego volcano eruption

By Andrea Lobo, 8 June 2018

With at least 101 people dead and another 196 missing, the indifference and negligence of the official response becomes increasingly clear.

Mexican presidential candidate López Obrador reaches understanding with business magnates

By Don Knowland, 8 June 2018

After months of charges and countercharges, the overwhelming favorite to win the Mexican presidential election and the representatives of big business declared a truce.

New Zealand Labour government’s budget fails to address health crisis

By Sam Price, 8 June 2018

Patients across the country are suffering because successive governments have starved the healthcare system of funds.

New in Russian

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 3: Как JCR Алена Кривина покрывала предательства сталинизма

Петер Шварц, 7 июня 2018 г.

Пятьдесят лет назад, в мае-июне 1968 года, всеобщая забастовка поставила Францию ​​на грань пролетарской революции. Данная серия статей, состоящая из восьми частей, описывает эти события и рассматривает их политические уроки для сегодняшнего дня.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Чехословацкий корпус поддерживает создание первого антисоветского правительства в России

7 июня 2018 г.

8 июня 1918 года первое на территории России антисоветское правительство было образовано под покровительством Чехословацкого корпуса — вооруженной силы численностью около 60 тысяч человек из числа бывших военнопленных, захваченных царской армией в годы Первой мировой войны.

New in French

Le conflit au sein du G7 va s’envenimer lors su sommet des dirigeants

Nick Beams, 8 juin 2018

Le G7 s’est fait appeler le G6+1, le Canada, l'UE et le Japon cherchant à coordonner leur réponse aux tarifs américains.

Crimes de guerre américains en Syrie

Niles Niemuth, 8 juin 2018

Contrairement à l'hystérie engendrée par la fausse attaque au gaz à Douma au début de cette année, les révélations de crimes de guerre massifs commis par les États-Unis à Raqqa ont été traitées comme un non-événement par les médias.

«J'ai vu partout des officiers avec des fusils d'assaut, des chiens et des hélicoptères»
Des raids anti-immigrants brisent des communautés de l'Ohio

Eric London et Will Morrow, 8 juin 2018

Les raids de mardi, dignes de la Gestapo, sont un avertissement pour toute la classe ouvrière.

New in German

US-Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien aufgedeckt

Niles Niemuth, 8. Juni 2018

Anfang des Jahres lösten Meldungen über angebliche Giftgasangriffe in Duma eine wahre Hysterie in den Medien aus. Ganz anders die jüngsten Enthüllungen über massive US-Kriegsverbrechen in Rakka: Die Medien behandeln sie als Non-Event.

Konflikt innerhalb der G7 vertieft sich

Nick Beams, 8. Juni 2018

Die G7 wurden als G6 plus 1 bezeichnet, da Kanada, die EU und Japan versuchen, ihre Reaktion auf die US-Zölle zu koordinieren.

„Ich sah überall Beamte mit Sturmgewehren, Hunde und Hubschrauber“
Massenrazzien gegen Einwanderer erschüttern Kommunen in Ohio

Eric London und Will Morrow, 8. Juni 2018

Die Razzia am Dienstag, die Erinnerungen an die Gestapo weckt, ist eine Warnung an die gesamte Arbeiterklasse.

Zum Tarifkampf der Berliner Busfahrer

Andy Niklaus, 8. Juni 2018

Mit dem für Mitte Juni erwarteten Abschluss wird sich die Lage der 14.500 Berliner Nahverkehrsarbeiter keineswegs verbessern. Dank Verdis Kollaboration steigt die Arbeitsbelastung und die Einkommen bleiben niedrig.

„Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis“ von David North auf Russisch erschienen

Wladimir Wolkow, 8. Juni 2018

Der Mehring Verlag hat das Buch „Verteidigung Leo Trotzkis“ von David North nun auch in russischer Übersetzung herausgegeben. Das ist ein bedeutender Schritt im Aufbau der trotzkistischen Bewegung in Russland.

New in Spanish

Los crímenes de guerra estadounidenses en Siria son expuestos

Por Niles Niemuth, 8 junio 2018

A diferencia de la histeria generada por el ataque con gas falso en Duma más temprano este año, las revelaciones de crímenes de guerra masivos estadounidenses en Raqqa han sido tratados como eventos insignificantes por la prensa.

“Vi a los oficiales con rifles de asalto, perros y helicópteros en todas partes”
Incursiones masivas de inmigración rompen las comunidades de Ohio

Por Eric London y Will Morrow, 8 junio 2018

La redada del martes al estilo de la Gestapo es una advertencia a toda la clase trabajadora.

Incursiones de estilo militar barren a 114 trabajadores inmigrantes en Ohio

Por Eric London, 8 junio 2018

Las incursiones, que incluyeron a 200 agentes con equipamiento militar y apoyo aéreo, son una clase a toda la clase trabajadora.

El Partido Obrero en Argentina busca “refundar” la Cuarta Internacional en alianza con el estalinismo

Por Eric London y Bill Van Auken, 8 junio 2018

El intento de crear una tendencia internacional con base en la supresión de las lecciones de la historia de la Cuarta Internacional tan solo puede resultar en la traición de la clase trabajadora.

El fin de la “Nueva Era” de Savas Michael

Por David North, 8 junio 2018

Este examen y exposición del oportunismo inveterado de Savas Michael-Matsas, se publicó originalmente el 11 de agosto de 1989 y apareció en la revista Fourth International.

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 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.

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Perspective

Gestapo-style immigration raids in Ohio: An urgent warning to the working class

8 June 2018

State repression against immigrant workers is an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.

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Featured Commentary

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

By Eric London and Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2018

The attempt to create an international tendency based on suppressing the lessons of the history of the Fourth International can result only in the betrayal of the working class.

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

By David North

This examination and exposure of the inveterate opportunism of Savas Michael-Matsas, was originally published on August 11, 1989 and appeared in the Fourth International magazine.

Defend Julian Assange!

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration in defense of Julian Assange

8 June 2018

Assange’s “defense is the cutting edge of the fight against government suppression of the most fundamental democratic rights,” said Hedges.

“Julian Assange has done us a very great service”
New York City transit workers demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 8 June 2018

Train operators and bus drivers expressed strong opposition to the persecution of Assange, linking the fight for his freedom to the defense of democratic rights and free speech.

Free Julian Assange rallies called in Sri Lanka and India

7 June 2018

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

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

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

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

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ICFI

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).

Arts Review

The #MeToo movement and the case against Charlie Chaplin: How and why the American establishment constructs sex scandals

By David Walsh, 7 June 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story—Adventure without much substance

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 June 2018

Commentary

G7 conflict set to deepen at leaders’ summit

By Nick Beams, 7 June 2018

“I saw officers with assault rifles, dogs and helicopters everywhere”
Mass immigration raids shatter Ohio communities

By Eric London and Will Morrow, 7 June 2018

Military-style raids sweep up 114 immigrant workers in Ohio

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

A day of reaction at the US Supreme Court

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US primary elections in eight states confirm rightward shift by Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

More on the 2018 SEP election campaign »

“I’m not Bob Rae”
Horwath seeks to disingenuously disassociate Canada’s NDP from its right-wing record

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 7 June 2018

US war crimes in Syria exposed

By Niles Niemuth, 7 June 2018

Amnesty International report finds US guilty of war crimes in Syria

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 6 June 2018

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

By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2018

History

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

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

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.

Workers Struggles

Iranian lorry drivers’ strike spreads as shop and farm workers strike in South Africa
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

8 June 2018

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

Vote no to sellout of New Zealand nurses! Build rank-and-file committees!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 7 June 2018

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

By Shannon Jones, 4 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

By our correspondent, 6 June 2018

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

By our reporters, 5 June 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.