Bombing of detention center in Libya kills at least 44 refugees

By Bill Van Auken, 4 July 2019

The tragedy is the product of the 2011 US-backed war for regime change which has plunged Libya into nearly a decade of civil war and the EU’s war on refugees.

Latest Office of Inspector General report reveals inhumane conditions at US immigrant detention centers

By Matthew Taylor, 4 July 2019

Children are being detained without access to showers or hot meals and in one instance adult immigrants were held in standing room only conditions for a full week.

Mexico deploys National Guard, detains immigrants at record levels

By Alex González, 4 July 2019

Mexico launched its 70,000-member National Guard as immigrant detentions rose by a third since May.

Amid revelations of fascist network at Customs and Border Protection
Ocasio-Cortez, other Congress members threatened by border police

Thousands protest immigrant concentration camps across US

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

German minister of defence to head European Commission

By Peter Schwarz, 4 July 2019

The proposal is aimed at developing the European Union into a military superpower under German-French domination .

Amid mounting opposition, former Michigan Governor Snyder withdraws from Harvard fellowship

By Sheila Brehm, 4 July 2019

The decision came in the face of widespread opposition on the Harvard campus, in Flint, Michigan, and nationally.

Harvard awards fellowship to Rick Snyder, Flint’s poisoner-in-chief

Germany’s Deutsche Bank slashes 20,000 jobs

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 4 July 2019

The plans confirm that workers in the service and banking sectors, like their counterparts in industry, are paying for the preparations for trade war and military conflict.

Bank of England chief issues warnings on global economy

By Nick Beams, 4 July 2019

In a major speech, Mark Carney pointed to a “sea change,” defined as a “profound transformation,” in the global economy, with “worrying” portents.

Australian central bank cuts cash rate to record low

By Mike Head, 4 July 2019

The second cut in two months is a sign of fear in ruling circles of the intensifying impact of the global turmoil on the domestic economy.

US, EU hail election of İstanbul mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu

By Ulas Atesci, 4 July 2019

Whatever hopes workers and youth are encouraged to place in İmamoğlu and his political allies will be rapidly disappointed.

South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status

By Ben McGrath, 4 July 2019

As with other strikes, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is maneuvering to isolate workers.

South Australian teachers strike for better wages and conditions

By Sue Phillips, 4 July 2019

South Australia teachers have joined their counterparts in New Zealand, other Australian states and around the world, to strike against their current, unsustainable wages and conditions.

UK National Education Union and #SchoolCuts hold Together for Education rally

By Tom Pearce, 4 July 2019

The “turning point” in the campaign involves waiting for the autumn budget statement and the local elections in 2020 to put pressure on politicians to change their minds on increasing school funding.

11,000 food service workers vote to strike US airlines

By Kayla Costa, 4 July 2019

Catering workers confront not only the airline corporations but UNITE-HERE and other unions that have forced them to accept poverty level wages.

US Senate votes to give Ukraine $300 million in military aid

By Jason Melanovski, 4 July 2019

The US is escalating its military aid to Ukraine amid preparations for a Third World War and growing tensions with the EU over Russia and Iran.

New in Russian

Ford объявляет об увольнении 12 тысяч рабочих на пяти заводах по всей Европе

Уилл Морроу, 4 июля 2019 г.

Проводится глобальная реструктуризация, в ходе которой все автопроизводители опираются на профсоюзы, стремясь подавить бурную и растущую оппозицию среди рабочих автомобильной промышленности.

New in Portuguese

Os dez anos do golpe em Honduras apoiado pelos EUA

Por Bill Van Auken, 4 Julho 2019

Enquanto os democratas se colocam como defensores dos imigrantes, Obama, o “deportador-chefe”, dirigiu o golpe que devastou Honduras, levando seu povo a fugir do país.

New in Turkish

Sığınmacılara karşı küresel savaş

Will Morrow, 4 Temmuz 2019

Geçtiğimiz iki hafta içinde yaşanan bir dizi olay, tüm dünyadaki kapitalist hükümetlerin sığınmacılara sistematik kötü muamelesine ve acımasızca davranmasına büyük bir öfkeye yol açtı.

New in Norwegian

Den globale krigen mot flyktninger

Will Morrow, 4. juli 2019

Over hele verden blir innvandrere systematisk forfulgt av kapitalistregjeringer som i økende grad adopterer det ekstreme høyres politiske retningslinjer.

Tusener protesterte på tvers av USA mot konsentrasjonsleierer for immigranter

Josh Varlin, 4. juli 2019

Under slagordet «Steng leirene» deltok tusenvis av mennesker i nesten 200 demonstrasjoner mot Trump-administrasjonens innvandringspolitikk.

Frankrikes «gul vest»-protester og gjenoppblussingen av den internasjonale klassekampen

Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 4. juli 2019

Disse protestene er et vendepunkt i Frankrike og internasjonalt, og de markerer arbeiderklassens initielle gjenkomst på den politisk scenen.

New in French

Alors qu’est révélé un réseau fasciste au Service des douanes et de la protection des frontières
Ocasio-Cortez et d'autres parlementaires américains menacés par la police des frontières

Barry Grey, 4 juillet 2019

]La promotion des éléments fascistes dans les agences d'immigration est dirigée depuis la Maison-Blanche.

La guerre planétaire contre les réfugiés

Will Morrow, 4 juillet 2019

Partout dans le monde, les immigrés sont systématiquement persécutés par les gouvernements capitalistes qui adoptent de plus en plus la politique de l'extrême droite.

Des milliers de personnes protestent contre les camps de concentration pour immigrants aux États-Unis

Josh Varlin, 4 juillet 2019

Sous le slogan «Fermez les camps», des milliers de personnes se sont opposées aux politiques d’immigration de l’administration Trump lors de près de 200 manifestations.

Paris : la police anti-émeute asperge de gaz poivré un sit-in contre le changement climatique

Will Morrow, 4 juillet 2019

La police anti-émeute faisait le tour du groupe de manifestants, leur pulvérisant du gaz poivré dans le visage et arrachant leurs lunettes de protection, alors que des spectateurs filmaient avec leurs téléphones.

New in Spanish

La guerra global contra refugiados

Por Will Morrow, 4 julio 2019

En todo el mundo, los inmigrantes están siendo perseguidos sistemáticamente por los Gobiernos capitalistas, los cuales están adoptando cada vez más las políticas d ela extrema derecha.

Ante revelaciones de red fascista en ICE
Ocasio-Cortez y otros legisladores amenazados por la policía fronteriza

Por Barry Grey, 4 julio 2019

La promoción de elementos fascistas en las agencias de inmigración está siendo dirigida por la Casa Blanca.

Miles protestan campos de concentración en Estados Unidos

Por Josh Varlin, 4 julio 2019

Bajo la consigna de “cierren los campos”, miles participaron en casi 200 protestas contra las políticas migratorias del Gobierno de Trump.

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Perspective

Fourth of July 2019: Militarism and the specter of dictatorship

4 July 2019

The official celebration of the Fourth of July holiday in Washington today will be marked by an unprecedented presence of the military.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson calls on journalist Peter Greste to defend Assange

4 July 2019

Ricketson’s “Open Letter” debunks Greste’s claim that Assange is not a journalist and therefore not deserving of support, and calls on him to defend the WikiLeaks founder, as he did Ricketson who was wrongly jailed in Cambodia.

Video: Watch the Sydney Free Assange rally

4 July 2019

The demonstration is one of a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Equality Party to defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning; the next will be in Brisbane on Saturday followed by Melbourne on Sunday July 14.

Video: Protesters at SEP (Australia) rally speak out in defence of Assange and Manning

Australian workers and youth speak out in defence of Assange at SEP rally

By our reporters, 3 July 2019

Australian PM refused to raise persecution of Assange with Trump

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 July 2019

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!

Statement of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 20 June 2019

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) calls rally to demand freedom for Julian Assange

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

"Socialism 2019" conference: A Democratic Party operation

By Alexander Fangmann, 4 July 2019

The featured speakers and panels at the Socialism Conference reveal an event devoted to channeling the leftward movement of workers and youth back into the confines of the Democratic Party.

Leaders of dissolved International Socialist Organization openly embrace Democratic Party politics

US Navy SEAL acquitted of murder and other war crimes by military jury

By Kevin Reed, 3 July 2019

Australian prime minister lines up with Trump at the G20

By Peter Symonds, 3 July 2019

The global war on refugees

By Will Morrow, 3 July 2019

France’s “yellow vest” protests and the resurgence of the international class struggle

By the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 3 July 2019

Washington Post’s Richard Cohen comes to the defense of Linda Fairstein, overseer of the Central Park Five prosecution

By Kate Randall, 3 July 2019

When They See Us: A powerful dramatization of the case of the Central Park Five

History

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

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

The principles of 1776 of open immigration and birthright citizenship are under attack.

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

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Obituary

Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded the attack on autoworkers, dead at 94

By Jerry White, 4 July 2019

The corporate media is lauding the former Chrysler CEO for gutting the wages and jobs of autoworkers in the UAW-backed federal bailout of 1979-1980.

Workers Struggles

Why autoworkers need an international strategy

By Jerry White, 4 July 2019

The fight to unite autoworkers in the US with their class brothers and sisters in Mexico, China and other countries has opened up an important debate over strategy as workers head into the contract battle this September.

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

More on autoworkers struggles »

Amazon’s meat grinder in the Dallas, Texas suburbs

By Tom Carter, 2 July 2019

Chilean unions scramble to quell mass strike movement

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2019

Renewed push towards authoritarian rule in Brazil after exposures in Car Wash probe

IYSSE

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

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4 July 2019

The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Arts Review

The Command (Kursk): A dramatization of the 2000 Russian nuclear submarine disaster

By Joanne Laurier, 4 July 2019

The Kursk’s sinking was bound up with both the decay of the Russian military and the catastrophic impact of Russian capitalism.

Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

A conversation with Todd Tarbox, editor of Marching Song

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

San Francisco School Board votes to destroy left-wing murals they claim are “racist” and “white supremacist”

By Toby Reese, 28 June 2019

”We can’t erase history to suit people’s feelings”
San Francisco residents voice opposition to censorship of George Washington High School murals

By Evan Blake and Alex Gonzalez, 28 June 2019

25 years ago: Rwandan Patriotic Front captures Kigali

On July 4, 1994, the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) captured the country’s capital city of Kigali, a major advance during the Rwandan Civil War.

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50 years ago: Kenyan leader Tom Mboya assassinated

On July 5, 1969, Tom Mboya, Kenya’s Minister of Justice, was shot and killed when leaving a store in Nairobi.

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75 years ago: Red Army captures Minsk

On July 3, 1944, the Red Army captured the city of Minsk, the last major German stronghold on Soviet territory.

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100 years ago: Journal publishes Claude McKay poem in defense of blacks

On July 1, 1919, The Liberator, the left-wing journal edited by Max Eastman, published the iconic poem of the resistance of the oppressed, “If We Must Die,” by Claude McKay.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019

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Book Review

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
The failed removal of Andrew Johnson and the emergence of the American working class

By Eric London, 26 June 2019

Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is a factual and easy-to-read account of one of the most overlooked and poorly understood turning points in American history.

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 June 2019

Mehring Books

Available in English and Spanish
New pamphlet on Matamoros wildcat strikes

6 June 2019

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, The 2019 workers’ rebellion in Matamoros, Mexico by WSWS writer Andrea Lobo.

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

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.