9 June 2018

Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution

By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2018

The chemical industry is writing the rules that will regulate its discharge of toxins.

Mental health, substance abuse, life stresses and economic despair fuel crisis
US suicides increased by 25 percent from 1999 to 2016

By Kate Randall, 9 June 2018

The dramatic increase in suicides shows that, despite claims of the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009, increasing numbers of people are facing incredible personal and financial hardships.

Cincinnati, Ohio area fentanyl overdoses increase by one thousand percent over the last five years

By Matthew Taylor, 9 June 2018

The surge of fentanyl related deaths in Ohio’s third largest city exposes the depth of the social crisis which continues to rage across the United States.

US drug executives testify before Congress on opioid crisis

Trump administration to send 1,600 ICE detainees to federal prisons

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 9 June 2018

The government is carrying out the first large scale transfer of immigrants to federal detention facilities under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.

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

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.

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

More on North American immigration issues »

Mexico responds to Trump’s trade war measures with tariffs on US goods

By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2018

Retaliating against US steel and aluminum import tariffs, the government of Mexico imposed tariffs on 71 products exported by the United States.

Japan’s ruling party calls for a doubling of military expenditure

By Kurt Brown, 9 June 2018

Tokyo’s agenda increases the danger of war and the suppression of democratic rights at home.

Julian Assange named as threat
Australian “foreign interference” bills seek to protect “US secrets”

By Mike Head, 9 June 2018

Andrew Hastie’s comments underscore the intense pressure being applied to the Turnbull government by the US military-intelligence establishment.

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

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

More on Internet censorship »

Italy: Immigrant harvest worker shot dead

By Marianne Arens, 9 June 2018

Young immigrant shot just hours after Italy’s new far-right government took office.

Brexit constitutional stand-off reaches UK Supreme Court

By Steve James, 9 June 2018

The escalation of tensions risks becoming a conflict not only between England, Scotland and Wales, but between London and Brussels.

House of Lords Brexit revolt hits Conservatives and Labour

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

By Paul Bond, 9 June 2018

The announcement is part of a cover-up by the authorities, aimed at shifting responsibility away from those responsible for the disaster onto those who attempted to stop the blaze—the firefighters.

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Right-wing populist Doug Ford wins Ontario’s election

By Keith Jones, 9 June 2018

Ontario’s Ford-led Conservative government will quickly come into headlong conflict with the working class, as the ruling elite uses it to push politics across Canada far to the right.

As UAW Constitutional Convention opens: The class issues facing autoworkers

By Shannon Jones, 9 June 2018

The UAW 37th Constitutional Convention is being held against a backdrop of rising worker militancy under conditions where the union is more discredited than ever.

Teachers must prepare for struggle when schools reopen
Oakland Education Association announces contract negotiation impasse

By Jonathan Burleigh, 9 June 2018

Oakland teachers must draw the lessons of this year’s teachers strikes to prepare their own struggle when schools reopen.

Nashville teachers, school workers denounce pay freeze

By Warren Duzak, 9 June 2018

At a public hearing earlier this week, school employees denounced city officials for handing out corporate tax cuts while starving the public schools of resources.

Illinois Governor calls for reinstatement of the death penalty

By Michael Walters, 9 June 2018

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to gun control legislation which would, if approved, make the killing of two or more people or police officers capital crimes.

New in Russian

Книга Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого» вышла на русском языке

Владимир Волков, 9 июня 2018 г.

Немецкое издательство Mehring Verlag опубликовало на русском языке книгу Дэвида Норта «В защиту Льва Троцкого». Это важный шаг в деле построения троцкистского движения в России.

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 4: Как JCR Алена Кривина покрывала предательства сталинизма (2)

Петер Шварц, 9 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.

New in Turkish

Sri Lanka’da ve Hindistan’da Assange’a özgürlük eylemleri çağrısı yapıldı

Muhabirlerimizden, 9 Haziran 2018

Sri Lanka’daki ve Hindistan’daki Troçkistler, Julian Assange’a özgürlük için süregiden uluslararası kampanyanın bir parçası olarak, 19 Haziran’da Colombo’da ve Tamil Nadu eyaletinin başkenti Chennai yakınlarında protestolar düzenleyecekler.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi Kaliforniya ön seçimlerinde dikkate değer bir oy elde etti

Jonathan Burleigh, 9 Haziran 2018

Kaliforniya ön ara seçimlerindeki ilk sayımlara göre, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (SEP) Senato adayı David Moore 14.504 (yüzde 0,4), 51. Seçim Bölgesi’nden Temsilciler Meclisi adayı Kevin Mitchell ise 900 (yüzde 1,9) oy aldı.

New in Spanish

Las redadas antiinmigrantes propias de la Gestapo en Ohio: una advertencia urgente para la clase obrera

Por Eric London, 9 junio 2018

La represión estatal contra los trabajadores inmigrantes constituye un ataque contra los derechos democráticos de toda la clase obrera.

Proyecto de ley contra “noticias falsas” le otorga poderes irrestrictos de censura en línea al Estado francés

Por Alex Lantier, 9 junio 2018

Los jueces tendrán permitido obligar a los proveedores de Internet a bajar contenidos en línea simplemente afirmando que los consideran “noticias falsas”.

El candidato presidencial mejicano López Obrador llega a un entendimiento con los magnates empresariales

Por Don Knowland, 9 junio 2018

Tras meses de arremetidas de ida y vuelta, el candidato favorito para ganar las elecciones presidenciales y los representantes de las gran patronal declararon una tregua.

El Gobierno de Guatemala ignoró llamados para evacuar antes de la mortal erupción del volcán de Fuego

Por Andrea Lobo, 9 junio 2018

Con al menos 101 personas fallecidas y 196 desaparecidas, la indiferencia y negligencia de la respuesta oficial se está volviendo cada vez más clara.

Australia: el libro “Invasión Silenciosa” aboga por la guerra contra China

Por Mike Head, 9 junio 2018

Un nuevo libro busca fomentar al chauvinismo antichino, acusar de traición toda disidencia e insistir en un compromiso incondicional con los planes bélicos estadounidenses.

New in French

Coupé du monde extérieur depuis dix semaines
Un complot est en voie de forcer Assange à quitter l'ambassade équatorienne

James Cogan, 9 juin 2018

Les manifestations et vigiles doivent être comprises non pas comme des manifestations passagères, mais comme le renouvellement d'une campagne déterminée pour libérer Assange.

Rafles d’immigrés à la manière de la Gestapo en Ohio : un avertissement urgent pour la classe ouvrière

Eric London, 9 juin 2018

La répression de l’État contre les travailleurs immigrés est une attaque contre les droits démocratiques de toute la classe ouvrière.

Il y a 100 ans : La Légion tchéque soutien la formation du premier gouvernement anti-soviétique en Russie

9 juin 2018

Sous la protection de la Légion tchèque, ce gouvernement opposé aux bolcheviques était influencé par les officiers français.

1968: grève générale et révolte étudiante en France
Septième partie: la ligne centriste de l'OCI (3)

Peter Schwarz, 9 juin 2018

Il y a cinquante ans, une grève générale en France a presque abouti à une révolution prolétarienne. Cette série en huit parties décrit les événements et tire les leçons politiques pour aujourd’hui.

New in German

Gestapo-ähnliche Razzien in Ohio: Eine dringende Warnung an die Arbeiterklasse

Eric London, 9. Juni 2018

In den USA macht der Staat Jagd auf eingewanderte Arbeiter. Die Razzien, Verhaftungen und Abschiebungen stellen einen Angriff auf die demokratischen Rechte der gesamten Arbeiterklasse dar.

Scharfe Spnnungen vor dem G7-Gipfel in Kanada

Peter Schwarz, 9. Juni 2018

Der G7-Gipfel, der gestern in der kanadischen Provinz Quebec begann, ist von ungewöhnlich scharfen Spannungen zwischen den Teilnehmern geprägt.

Tragischer Mord wird für rechte Hetze missbraucht

Marianne Arens, 9. Juni 2018

Der Umgang von Medien und Politikern mit dem tragischen Tod der 14-jährigen Susanna Feldmann aus Mainz erinnert an die schlimmste Nazi-Propaganda.

Frankreich: Gesetz gegen „Fake News“ verleiht dem Staat uneingeschränkte Zensurbefugnis

Alex Lantier, 9. Juni 2018

Nach dem neuen Gesetz dürfen Richter Provider dazu zwingen, im Internet gepostetes Material zu löschen. Sie müssen nur erklären, dass sie es für „Fake News“ halten.

Demonstration gegen Innenministerkonferenz und flüchtlingsfeindliche Politik der Regierung in Halle

unseren Reportern, 9. Juni 2018

Am Mittwoch demonstrierten in Halle hunderte junge Flüchtlinge, Schüler und Studenten gegen die Abschiebung und Kasernierung von Flüchtlingen.

Chris Hedges unterstützt Demonstration für Julian Assange

Socialist Equality Party, 9. Juni 2018

Der Gewinner des Pulitzer Preises, Chris Hedges, unterstützt die Kundgebung am 17. Juni in Sydney für Julian Assange.

IYSSE-Veranstaltung an der Uni Bonn
Die Aktualität des Marxismus

unserem Korrespondenten, 9. Juni 2018

Nach erfolgreichen Veranstaltungen in Berlin, Bochum und München kamen auch in Bonn mehr als 100 Teilnehmer, um über die Grundfragen des Marxismus zu diskutieren.

Angriffe auf Migranten und auf Arbeitsplätze und den Lebensstandard der Arbeiter: Zwei Seiten der gleichen Klassenpolitik

Julie Hyland, 9. Juni 2018

Die folgende Rede hielt Julie Hyland auf der Internationalen Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI 2018. Hyland ist die stellvertretende nationale Sekretärin der Socialist Equality Party (UK) und seit mehr als 30 Jahren führendes Mitglied des IKVI.

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

US-European tensions erupt at the G7 summit

9 June 2018

The bitter denunciations of America’s trade war measures by its closest allies are just one manifestation of the divisions ripping apart the world geopolitical order.

Earlier Perspectives »

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!

Australian officials visit Julian Assange as campaign to free him expands

By James Cogan, 9 June 2018

The meeting occurred within the context of a growing international campaign to defend the WikiLeaks’ editor.

Professor Stuart Rees, former director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, calls for Assange’s liberty

9 June 2018

“Julian Assange has worked tirelessly to support free speech and to expose abuses of power by governments.”

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

8 June 2018

“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

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

More on Internet censorship »

Workers Struggles

Uttar Pradesh childcare workers demand teachers’ pay rates, Sri Lankan water supply workers strike for pay increase
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 June 2018

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

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

By Jacob Crosse, 8 June 2018

“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

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

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

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

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).

Commentary

G7 conflict set to deepen at leaders’ summit

By Nick Beams, 7 June 2018

US demands swift passage of Australian “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 8 June 2018

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

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 June 2018

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

By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018

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

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

More on the 2018 SEP election campaign »

US war crimes in Syria exposed

By Niles Niemuth, 7 June 2018

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

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.

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.

More »

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

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.