Hundreds more immigrant children detained than previously reported

By Eric London, 7 July 2018

The parents of 19 children under the age of 5 have already been deported. Many will never see their children again.

Trauma continues for immigrant children in US detention

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 July 2018

The horrors faced by immigrant children in detention centers continue unabated, traumatizing the most vulnerable amongst an already victimized section of society.

US war on immigrants continues
Trump using separated children to force “voluntary” deportations

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

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German Social Democratic Party backs brutal offensive against refugees

By Marianne Arens, 7 July 2018

The SPD has lined up behind the refugee policy of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer: sealing off the country’s borders, accelerating deportations and establishing closed detention camps.

Wall Street rebounds after federal jobs report shows continued wage stagnation

By Alec Andersen, 7 July 2018

U.S. stock indexes saw a significant increase Friday in response to the June jobs report, which showed continuing wage stagnation.

OECD report details
A global economic “recovery” without wage increases

Following passage of “foreign interference” laws
Australia pushes Pacific Pact to combat China

By Mike Head, 7 July 2018

The two regional imperialist powers are seeking to shore up their dominance in the southwest Pacific, in partnership with the US.

SEP to hold meetings in Melbourne and Newcastle on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

Anti-China “foreign interference” bills rammed through Australian parliament

Detroit water shutoffs to resume in midst of punishing heat wave

By Debra Watson, 7 July 2018

Detroit water shutoffs will resume this week, after a one-week pause, though extremely high temperatures and heat advisories in Detroit are expected to continue throughout the summer.

Study shows 144,000 US inmates denied care for hepatitis C

By E.P. Milligan, 7 July 2018

If left untreated, the condition can potentially mean a slow and agonizing death sentence.

French auto giant PSA announces new cuts at Opel

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 7 July 2018

The PSA board intends to sell off large parts of the International Technical Development Centre (ITEZ) in Rüsselsheim, threatening the jobs of thousands of technicians, engineers and developers

Conflict between Polish government and opposition escalates over Supreme Court

By Clara Weiss, 7 July 2018

Behind the conflict between PiS and the liberal opposition are divisions within the bourgeoisie over the direction of foreign policy and how to divert and suppress social resistance.

US defense secretary demands UK hike military spending

By Robert Stevens, 7 July 2018

The parliamentary Defence Committee said that military spending must rise by 50 percent—an additional £20 billion per year—to protect Britain’s position within NATO.

Macedonia name change agreement paves way for NATO expansion

By John Vassilopoulos, 7 July 2018

Behind the signing of the Macedonian agreement are wider geopolitical interests of the Western powers led by the US, which is keen to bolster NATO’s presence in the region as part of its military expansion on Russia’s border.

New in French

Trump tire le premier dans la guerre commerciale contre la Chine

Nick Beams, 7 juillet 2018

Le président américain a déjà menacé d’imposer des droits de douane supplémentaires sur des produits chinois allant jusqu’à 400 milliards de dollars si Pékin riposte.

Trois ans depuis le référendum de Syriza sur l’austérité en Grèce

Alexandre Lantier, 7 juillet 2018

En répudiant le «non» des Grecs à l’austérité dans son référendum, Syriza a dévoilé le gouffre de classe qui sépare les partis petit-bourgeois comme Syriza des travailleurs.

La classe dirigeante américaine prend la mesure de la victoire de López Obrador au Mexique

Bill Van Auken, 7 juillet 2018

Les trois journaux américains les plus influents ont réagi avec la même crainte, non pas à l’égard de López Obrador, mais plutôt face aux dizaines de millions de Mexicains qui ont voté pour lui.

Il y a 25 ans : Aristide signe un accord sous l’égide des États-Unis en Haïti

WSWS, 7 juillet 2018

Le 3 juillet 1993, pour la première fois d’une longue série de capitulations, le président Haïtien déchu Jean-Bertrand Aristide a signé un accord sous l’égide du ministère américain des affaires étrangères qui accordait une amnistie compléte aux voyous de l’armée responsables du coup d’État du 30 septembre 1991.

New in Spanish

Tres años después del referéndum de Syriza sobre la austeridad de la UE en Grecia

Por Alex Lantier, 7 julio 2018

El rechazo por parte de Syriza del voto de los trabajadores griegos en contra de la austeridad expuso la brecha de clase que separa a los trabajadores de partidos procapitalistas de la clase media como Syriza.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 8—La línea centrista de la OCI (4)

Por Peter Schwarz, 7 julio 2018

Hace cincuenta años, en mayo-junio de 1968, una huelga general llevó a Francia al borde de una revolución proletaria. Esta serie de ocho partes describe los eventos y extrae las lecciones políticas para hoy.

Trump dispara el primer tiro en la guerra comercial contra China

Por Nick Beams, 7 julio 2018

El presidente de Estados Unidos ya amenazó con imponer aranceles adicionales sobre bienes chinos por un valor de hasta $400 mil millones si Beijing toma represalias.

El gobierno alemán resuelve disputa a expensas de los refugiados

Por Peter Schwarz, 7 julio 2018

Los "centros de tránsito”, "plataformas de desembarco" y "centros de control” se está creando una infraestructura técnica y legal que permitirá encerrar a las fuerzas de oposición y las minorías indeseables en el futuro.

El presidente electo mexicano López Obrador es calurosamente acogido por los titanes empresariales de México

Por Don Knowland, 7 julio 2018

Ahora que AMLO ha ganado las elecciones, él y los empresarios más poderosos de México están haciendo un gran esfuerzo en prometer que trabajarán juntos por el "bien mayor".

El Bloque de Izquierda en Portugal teme una reacción violenta por su papel de apoyar al Partido Socialista

Por Paul Mitchell, 7 julio 2018

Catarina Príncipe, un miembro destacado del Bloque de Izquierdas, expresa su preocupación de que ha sido expuesta al ayudar a resucitar el Partido Socialista y su programa de austeridad.

New in German

Drei Jahre seit Syrizas Referendum über die Sparpolitik der EU in Griechenland

Alex Lantier, 7. Juli 2018

Als sich Syriza über das „Nein“ im Referendum hinwegsetzte, wurde deutlich, welche unüberbrückbare Kluft die Arbeiter von prokapitalistischen Parteien des Kleinbürgertums wie Syriza trennt.

SPD stimmt „beschleunigtem Grenzverfahren“ zu

Marianne Arens, 7. Juli 2018

Die SPD hat dem Asylpaket von CDU und CSU zugestimmt. Damit unterstützt sie eine Politik von Abschottung, beschleunigten Abschiebungen und der Einrichtung geschlossener Lager.

Trump löst Handelskrieg gegen China aus

Nick Beams, 7. Juli 2018

Der US-Präsident hat bereits mit weiteren Zöllen auf chinesische Waren im Wert von bis zu 400 Milliarden Dollar gedroht, falls Peking Vergeltungsmaßnahmen ergreift.

Großbritannien wirft Russland erneut Nowitschok-Anschlag vor

Chris Marsden, 7. Juli 2018

Die Umstände der jüngsten Vorwürfe sind ebenso zweifelhaft und haltlos wie die Anschuldigungen, die Anfang März im Zusammenhang mit dem Doppelagenten Skripal und seiner Tochter erhoben wurden.

New in Russian

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 7: Центристская линия OCI (3)

Петер Шварц, 4 июля 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.

New in Italian

La classe lavoratrice e la guerra globale contro gli immigrati

Bill Van Auken, 2 luglio 2018

La brutalità e illegalità del governo Trump nello strappare bambini dai genitori al confine statunitense è parte di una guerra globale dei governi capitalisti contro I profughi.

New in Arabic

آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

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Perspective

Trade war and the political independence of the working class

7 July 2018

On the eve of World War II, Leon Trotsky wrote that that the bourgeoisie “toboggans with closed eyes towards an economic and military catastrophe.” Eighty years on, his words have a profound resonance.

Earlier Perspectives »

Workers Struggles

New Zealand nurses speak to WSWS opposing sellout deal

By Tom Peters, 7 July 2018

Nurses denounced the union-backed proposed agreement, which keeps wages low and maintains severe under-staffing of hospitals.

New Zealand nurses denounce union promotion of sellout deal

Outrage over union’s cancellation of New Zealand nurses’ strike

Delhi Metro rail threatened with India’s essential services laws; New Zealand teachers vote in favour of strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

7 July 2018

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

Arts Review

Killing Eve: A television series about a soulless psychopath and her pursuer

By David Walsh, 7 July 2018

A slightly bored British intelligence officer takes on a new, more “exciting” assignment, pursuing a female assassin.

Mary Shelley: Prometheus trivialized

By Joanne Laurier, 5 July 2018

The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People: More of the same selfish, racial politics

Commentary

The ISO’s Socialism 2018 Conference: Socialist phraseology in the service of American imperialism

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 July 2018

Three years since Syriza’s referendum on EU austerity in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2018

Persecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange continues

By James Cogan, 5 July 2018

Portugal’s Left Bloc fears backlash for its role propping up Socialist Party

By Paul Mitchell, 6 July 2018

The Case of Sobchak: A film by, about and for the Russian oligarchy

By Clara Weiss, 6 July 2018

UK mounts fresh offensive against Russia following second alleged novichok poisoning

By Chris Marsden, 6 July 2018

Pentagon and Iran trade threats over renewed oil sanctions

Mexican president-elect López Obrador embraced by Mexico’s business titans

Ten years after the Wall Street crash, record stock buybacks and mergers

Trump pressed aides, Latin American leaders on US invasion of Venezuela

Leadership of Argentina’s Partido Obrero maintains silence on ties to right-wing Russian nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

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

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Autoworkers struggles

“This is a day to honor Coby”
Family of Jacoby Hennings to celebrate young autoworker’s life

By Jerry White, 5 July 2018

Family and friends are holding a memorial picnic on July 8 in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe to honor the young Ford worker who died on October 20, 2017.

More on autoworkers issues »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth says “the attacks on immigrants are aimed at the entire working class”

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

Science

Large Hadron Collider resumes operations

By Joe Mount, 4 July 2018

Physics, poetry and the search for quantum gravity: Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2018

International Committee of the Fourth International

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

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

Defend Julian Assange!

More support from Sri Lanka for WikiLeaks editor

By our correspondents, 4 July 2018

Vice-President Pence threatens immigrants, Assange, and Venezuela during Latin America tour

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018

US Democratic senators demand eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy

Sri Lankan artists, translators and workers endorse international campaign to defend Julian Assange

“Julian fights for peace and defends democratic rights”
Watch: Workers at SEP rally in Sydney demand freedom for Julian Assange

Ecuadorian foreign minister warns that Julian Assange’s political asylum is “not forever”

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

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

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

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London’s Grenfell Tower disaster: The cost of cuts and privatisation in firefighting

By Paul Bond, 3 July 2018

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

Police to investigate London Fire Brigade over Grenfell fire: The real criminals remain at large

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Britain's National Health Service

The NHS 70th anniversary rally in London: A vote of no confidence in Labour and the trade unions

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 2 July 2018

“I believe the NHS is the greatest thing about British society”
British workers speak out in defence of public healthcare

Stop the NHS sell-off: Build rank-and-file committees
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

More on Britain's National Health Service »

25 years ago: Aristide signs US-brokered deal in Haiti

July 3, 1993: Deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide signed an agreement brokered by the US State Department granting a full amnesty to the military thugs responsible for the coup of September 30, 1991.

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50 years ago: Israel artillery barrages kill 31 Egyptian civilians and wound 58

July 8, 1968: Artillery shells fired by Israel across the Suez Canal landed in a populated area of Suez city, killing 31 Egyptian civilians and wounded another 58.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany launches Kursk offensive

July 5, 1943: German Armed Forces launched a major offensive code-named Operation Citadel, aimed at encircling and destroying Soviet forces in the Kursk Salient.

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100 years ago: Left Social Revolutionaries assassinate German ambassador in Moscow and stage revolt

On July 6, 1918, two members of the Left Social Revolutionary Party (Left SRs) assassinated Count Wilhelm von Mirbach, the German Ambassador in Moscow.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose right-wing censorship at Frankfurt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018

With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.

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

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.

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

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.