17 July 2018

US-backed Iraqi government guns down protesting workers

By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2018

Mass protests have erupted across southern and central Iraq over unemployment, the cutoff of electricity and running water, and the lack of opportunity for young people.

Mass protests in Iraq’s southern provinces

As protests continue, Chicago police release footage of Harith Augustus’ murder

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

The footage was released very quickly, against official protocol, as the city attempts to defuse popular anger over the shooting and police aggression towards protesters.

Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus

More on police violence in America »

Wall Street celebrates Teamsters deal with UPS

By Kayla Costa, 17 July 2018

UPS workers are in a direct fight with the Teamsters union, which is seeking to impose management’s dictates and defend the financial interests of the union executives.

An interview with a part-time UPS worker
We all see “the union being paid out and working with the company”

As workers’ opposition grows
Teamsters union extends UPS contract deadline to impose sell-out deal

The way forward for UPS workers

More on the contract struggle at UPS »

As Jeff Bezos’ wealth reaches $150 billion
Unions strangle strike efforts by European Amazon workers on Prime Day

By Will Morrow and Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2018

Prime Day is treated as a virtual public holiday by the corporate media, akin to Black Friday, but it is synonymous with increased exploitation for Amazon and other shipping workers.

More on Amazon »

Vermont Medical Center nurses fight low pay and understaffing

By Mike Ingram, 17 July 2018

Nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center held a 48-hour strike last week after months of stalled negotiations for a new contract.

Pharmaceutical distributors flooded Missouri with opioids

By Shelley Connor, 17 July 2018

A Senate report found that three pharmaceutical companies shipped a total of 1.6 billion doses of opioids into Missouri between 2012 and 2017.

Families forced to rely on charity after Wisconsin explosion

By Jacob Crosse, 17 July 2018

The investigation into last week's explosion in Sun Prairie that killed one firefighter is still “ongoing,” with little information being released to the public.

Anti-Russia campaign revived in UK with alleged discovery of “novichok” in perfume bottle

By our reporter, 17 July 2018

The narrative being developed by the police is that a “container” of novichok was likely discarded by Russian state-sponsored agents who had attempted to assassinate double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.

European powers fear loss of influence in Balkans after London summit failure

By Julie Hyland, 17 July 2018

The failure to integrate the west Balkan countries into the European Union has created opportunities for Europe's competitors.

Australian government prepares “foreign interference” prosecutions

By Mike Head, 17 July 2018

Australia’s political establishment, under mounting pressure from Washington to take a more aggressive stand against China, is already selecting targets to test the new laws.

New Zealand foreign minister: “Great Power competition is back”

By John Braddock, 17 July 2018

Peters’ speech underscored the strengthening alliance between the Labour-led government and the US in confronting China across the Asia-Pacific.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif arrested in run-up to election

By Sampath Perera, 17 July 2018

Pakistani state authorities banned all public gatherings in Sharif’s home town prior to his arrival, suspended mobile services, and deployed thousands of police and paramilitary Rangers.

New in French

Le gouvernement de l’Équateur négocie le sort de Julian Assange avec le Royaume-Uni

Bill Van Auken, 17 juillet 2018

La déclaration faite par le président de l’Équateur et son ministre des Affaires étrangères survient dans un moment où certains signes laissent croire que Quito cède aux pressions de Washington.

Trump contre les Démocrates : deux factions réactionnaires se battent sur la politique étrangère

Andre Damon, 17 juillet 2018

À la veille de la prochaine rencontre de Trump avec Poutine, le Parti démocrate, les médias et les agences de renseignement ont exigé que la campagne anti-Russie soit intensifiée.

New in Turkish

Ücretler uğruna sınıf savaşı

Eric London, 17 Temmuz 2018

Şirket karlarındaki yükseliş, ücretleri baskılamaya ve işçi sınıfının sömürüsünü yoğunlaştırmaya dayanıyor.

Dünya Kupası’nı Fransa kazandı

Anthony Torres, 17 Temmuz 2018

Başlıca takımların birçoğunun sürpriz bir şekilde elenmesiyle damgalanan bu Dünya Kupası turnuvası, kazanma favorisi olmaktan çok uzak iki takım; Fransa ile Hırvatistan arasındaki bir maçla sona erdi.

New in Spanish

Trump contra demócratas: dos facciones reaccionarias disputan política exterior

Por Andre Damon, 17 julio 2018

Previo a la reunión de Trump con Putin, el Partido Demócrata, la prensa y las agencias de inteligencia han exigido una intensificación de la campaña antirrusa.

Informe documenta el saqueo de la riqueza estadounidense a través de recortes de impuestos para los ricos

Por John Marion, 17 julio 2018

Los datos proporcionados en el informe exponen la mentira de que no hay "dinero" para financiar las necesidades sociales básicas, como empleos decentes, atención médica, educación y vivienda.

Solo 57 de 3.000 niños inmigrantes han sido reunidos con sus padres

Por Trévon Austin, 17 julio 2018

Los niños y los padres fueron esparcidos por todo el país incluyendo Maryland, Texas, Nueva York, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona e Illinois.

Protestas de masas en provincias del sur de Irak

Por Alec Andersen, 17 julio 2018

Miles participaron en manifestaciones de masas en el sur de Irak el fin de semana contra las intolerables condiciones económicas que han prevalecido tras 15 años de la guerra de cambio de régimen encabezada por EUA.

New in German

Trump und die Demokraten: Zwei reaktionäre Fraktionen im Streit über die Außenpolitik

Andre Damon, 17. Juli 2018

Im Vorfeld des Treffens von Trump und Putin haben die US-Demokraten, die Medien und Geheimdienste ein noch härteres Vorgehen gegen Russland gefordert.

Julian Assange droht Ausweisung aus ecuadorianischer Botschaft

Oscar Grenfell, 17. Juli 2018

Britische und ecuadorianische Behörden verhandeln über Julian Assanges Schicksal. Unter Druck der USA könnten sie Assange aus der Londoner Botschaft ausweisen, obwohl dies das Völkerrecht verletzen würde.

Bonn: Antisemitismus-Opfer von Polizei verprügelt

Syblle Fuchs, 17. Juli 2018

Der an der Universität in Baltimore (USA) lehrende Philosophieprofessor Yitzhak Melamed wurde am letzten Mittwoch in Bonn erst Ofer eines antisemitischen Angriffs und anschließend von Bonner Polizeibeamten brutal geschlagen.

Gazastreifen: Israel fliegt schwerste Luftangriffe seit 2014

Keith Jones, 17. Juli 2018

In den letzten Tagen hat Israel seine Unterdrückung des Widerstands im Gazastreifen verschärft und dafür die Wirtschaftsblockade ausgeweitet, zahlreiche Demonstranten erschossen und massive Luftangriffe geflogen.

Ventimiglia: Tausende demonstrieren gegen Asylpolitik von Salvini und Macron

Marianne Arens, 17. Juli 2018

An der italienisch-französischen Grenze gingen am Samstag etwa 4000 Menschen aus Italien, Frankreich und Spanien gegen die Asylpolitik der EU-Regierungen auf die Straße.

New in Greek

Τρία χρόνια από το δημοψήφισμα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 6 Ιουλίου 2018

Χθες ήταν η τρίτη επέτειος του δημοψηφίσματος για τη λιτότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης που διεξήχθη από την κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ («Συνασπισμός της Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς») στην Ελλάδα.

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

After Helsinki, Democrats incite “deep state” action against Trump

17 July 2018

Trump’s appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki unleashed a wave of denunciations from Democrats and the media, with former top intelligence officials calling for his ouster.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP campaign volunteers reflect on talking to thousands of workers in Michigan’s 12th District

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

Supporters and members of the SEP share their stories from campaigning to put Niles Niemuth on the November ballot for Michigan’s 12th congressional district.

Notes from the campaign trail
Over a thousand signatures from workers attending Wyandotte, Michigan art fair

Literacy and education for all is a social right!

By Niles Niemuth, 14 July 2018

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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

The Sydney meeting was the first public event held by an Australian political party against the anti-democratic legislation since it was rushed through parliament late last month.

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

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) holds online health workers’ meeting

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

The SEG’s forum, which included New Zealand and Australian workers, discussed the political lessons of the July 12 strike by 30,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives.

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

New Zealand nurses stage first nationwide strike in 30 years

Open letter to NZ nurses’ Facebook group: Reverse the ban on WSWS articles and criticisms of the union

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Commentary

Trump vs. the Democrats: Two reactionary factions fight over foreign policy

By Andre Damon, 16 July 2018

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2018

Report documents plundering of US wealth through tax cuts for the rich

By John Marion, 16 July 2018

France wins football World Cup

By Anthony Torres, 16 July 2018

Democrats vow to vote against their own bill to abolish ICE

By Isaac Finn, 16 July 2018

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

More on North American immigration issues »

US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran

By Nick Beams, 16 July 2018

UK: The rotten politics of the SWP’s Stand Up to Racism

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018

Workers Struggles

Goodyear Mexico fires workers who attempted to form independent union
Workers Struggles: The Americas

17 July 2018

Around 50 workers from Goodyear’s San Luis Potosi factory have been fired in the wake of attempts by workers to oust the corrupt Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM).

Australia: Victorian bus drivers strike over wages and conditions

By our reporters, 13 July 2018

Autoworkers struggles

Ford contests token fines for death of electrician Ivan Bridgewater

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2018

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

More on autoworkers issues »

Arts Review

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale: Out of steam and it shows

By Ed Hightower, 16 July 2018

HBO’s Succession: Why are these dreadful people allowed to decide what we see and hear?

By Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2018

25 years ago: Record flood waters devastate the American Midwest

This week in July 1993 marked a high point in the great Midwest flood of that year, as states across the upper-Midwest experienced the highest rainfalls and the highest flood waters on record.

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50 years ago: The July 17 Revolution in Iraq brings Ba’ath Party to power

On July 17, 1968, the Iraqi government of Abd al-Salam Arif fell in a coup known as the July 17 Revolution.

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75 years ago: Major protests in Nazi-occupied Athens

On July 22, 1943, over 100,000 protesters took part in the action organized by the Communist Party of Greece and National Liberation Front against Nazi occupation forces.

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100 years ago: Russian Tsar Nicholas II executed

On the orders of the Bolshevik regime, the deposed tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, along with his family and entourage, were executed in Ekaterinburg in the Urals.

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Defend Julian Assange!

Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 July 2018

The speakers included individuals, such as Daniel Ellsberg, who have been persecuted by governments for taking a courageous stand against war and authoritarianism.

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 »

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

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.