12 June 2018

US and North Korea strike a deal in Singapore

By Ben McGrath, 12 June 2018

Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un will heighten already sharp tensions between the US and China.

Recriminations, threats between US and allies continue after collapse of G7 summit

By Barry Grey, 12 June 2018

The level of acrimony and division following the unprecedented failure of the latest in a long line of summits points to a fundamental and irreparable breakdown of the post-World War II economic order.

The G7 summit collapses

“We live in police states, but people don’t realize it”
Quebec City anti-G7 protest forced to “run police gauntlet” its entire route

US-European tensions erupt at the G7 summit

Italian government turns away ship with 629 refugees aboard

By Marianne Arens, 12 June 2018

A decree by the new right-wing Italian government has prevented a ship with more than 600 refugees from landing in Italy. It is the result of the entire EU refugee policy.

Trump administration rescinds right to asylum for victims of gangs and domestic violence

By Eric London, 12 June 2018

The decision is a legal travesty and will result in the rejection of thousands of asylum applications.

Two refugee suicides follow Trump’s “zero-tolerance” order

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

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

Video: Families torn apart by massive Ohio ICE raid

More on North American immigration issues »

Supreme Court upholds Ohio purge of registered voters

By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2018

The Court’s 5-4 decision is the latest in a series rubber-stamping efforts by Republican-controlled state governments to reduce turnout among minority and low-income voters.

A day of reaction at the US Supreme Court

US Justice Department seizes New York Times reporter’s records in leak investigation

By Alec Andersen, 12 June 2018

The DOJ seized telephone and electronic communications records belonging to journalist Ali Watkins during an investigation into suspected leaks of classified information emanating from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

As constitution convention opens, UAW promotes Trump’s trade war and downplays corruption scandal

By Shannon Jones, 12 June 2018

Outgoing union president Dennis Williams repeated the absurd claim that the bribing of UAW negotiators by Fiat Chrysler executives had no impact on the outcome of the 2015 labor agreements.

The Guardian mounts defence of British government lies over Skripals

By Jean Shaoul, 12 June 2018

The Guardian is acutely aware of the widespread and entirely healthy scepticism towards anything the government says on the Skripal case.

Mass layoffs announced at French retail giant Carrefour

By Anthony Torres, 12 June 2018

Carrefour announced last week that it would close down 272 stores it purchased from the Dia retail chain, laying off thousands of workers.

The dissolution of ETA: A political balance sheet of Basque nationalism—Part one

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 12 June 2018

This is the first part of a three-part series on the Basque separatist group, ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna—Basque Homeland and Freedom), announcing its dissolution.

Parents of 43 disappeared Mexican students demand reopening of investigation

By Rafael Azul, 12 June 2018

A panel of judges found that the original investigation of the Ayotzinapa case was incomplete and fraudulent.

Lockout at Quebec aluminum smelter enters sixth month

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 June 2018

The workers are determined to resist ABI’s concessions demands. But the Steelworkers union is adamantly opposed to making their struggle a rallying point for opposition to the big business assault on jobs, wages and working conditions.

New in French

Trump et Kim se préparent au sommet incertain de mardi

Ben McGrath, 12 juin 2018

Quels que soient les résultats de la réunion, elle ne fera qu’exacerber le conflit sous-jacent entre les États-Unis et la Chine.

Le G7 s’effondre

Alex Lantier, 12 juin 2018

L’effondrement acrimonieux du sommet du G7 est le reflet fidèle des tensions explosives qui déchirent l’ordre géopolitique existant.

«On vit dans des États-policiers, mais les gens ne s'en rendent pas compte»
Manifestation anti-G7 à Québec sous étroite surveillance policière

Nos reporters, 12 juin 2018

Le déploiement de type militaire en plein coeur de la capitale québécoise, et la campagne de peur qui l’accompagnait, montrent que l'élite dirigeante au Canada et dans les autres pays du G-7 est prête à criminaliser toute opposition sociale.

Le populiste de droite Doug Ford gagne les élections en Ontario

Keith Jones, 12 juin 2018

Le gouvernement conservateur de l’Ontario, dirigé par Rob Ford, entrera rapidement en conflit ouvert avec la classe ouvrière, alors que l’élite dirigeante va l’utiliser pour pousser la politique canadienne encore plus à droite.

Il y a 50 ans : de Gaulle ordonne la répréssion de la gauche en France

12 juin 2018

Le 12 juin 1968, avec le recul de la vague de grèves, le gouvernement français a annoncé des mesures de grande ampleur pour réprimer les organisations de gauche.

New in German

G7-Gipfel gescheitert

Alex Lantier, 12. Juni 2018

Das Zerwürfnis auf dem G7-Gipfel brachte die Spannungen zum Ausdruck, die die krisengeschüttelte geopolitische Weltordnung zerreißen.

Italienische Regierung weist Flüchtlingsschiff mit 629 Migranten ab

Marianne Arens, 12. Juni 2018

Ein Erlass der neuen rechten Regierung hat verhindert, dass ein NGO-Schiff mit über 600 Flüchtlingen an Bord in Italien landen konnte. Er ist Ergebnis der gesamten EU-Flüchtlingspolitik.

AfD-Politik in der Linkspartei

Peter Schwarz, 12. Juni 2018

Der Parteitag der Linken, der am Wochenende in Leipzig stattfand, wurde von einer heftigen Auseinandersetzung über die Flüchtlingspolitik geprägt.

Argentinische Partido Obrero betreibt „Neugründung“ der Vierten Internationale im Bündnis mit dem Stalinismus

Eric London und Bill Van Auken, 12. Juni 2018

Der Versuch, eine internationale Tendenz zu schaffen, die auf der Unterdrückung der Lehren aus der Geschichte der Vierten Internationale beruht, kann nur zum Verrat an der Arbeiterklasse führen.

Australien ist rechtlich verpflichtet, Julian Assange zu schützen

Richard Hoffman, 12. Juni 2018

Die Turnbull-Regierung muss ihren Ermessensspielraum nutzen, um von Großbritannien die sichere Überführung von Julian Assange nach Australien zu verlangen.

New in Italian

Il governo di estrema destra prende forma in Italia

Marianne Arens, 11 giugno 2018

In Italia, il nuovo governo Lega-M5S prende il potere dopo un voto di fiducia in parlamento mercoledì.

New in Spanish

Colapsa la cumbre del G-7

Por Alex Lantier, 12 junio 2018

El colapso de la cumbre del G-7 dio un reflejo negativo de las tensiones que están rasgando en pedazos un orden geopolítico mundial sumido en crisis.

Australia tiene la obligación legal de proteger a Julian Assange

Por Richard Hoffman, 12 junio 2018

El Gobierno de Turnbull debe ejercer su discreción para solicitar a Gran Bretaña el paso seguro de Assange a Australia.

Prólogo de La escuela de Fráncfort, el posmodernismo y la política de la pseudoizquierda: una crítica marxista
Primera parte

Por David North, 12 junio 2018

Los ensayos polémicos de este tomo examinan la interacción compleja entre la historia, la filosofía y la política. Es un recurso vital para aquellos que busquen profundizar su conocimiento del marxismo clásico.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia
Parte 3—Cómo la JCR de Alain Krivine brindó cobertura a las traiciones del estalinismo

Por Peter Schwarz, 12 junio 2018

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

El presidente español del Partido Socialista nombra un gabinete derechista

Por Alejandro López, 12 junio 2018

La composición del nuevo gabinete refleja una reestructuración de la política burguesa aún más hacia la derecha.

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 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

The end of net neutrality: The US ruling elite escalates campaign of internet censorship

12 June 2018

The move marks a major milestone in the efforts of the US intelligence agencies, technology monopolies, and both political parties to undermine free speech.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

Demands grow that Australian government act to free Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 12 June 2018

Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson insisted that the Turnbull government can and must intervene on behalf of the WikiLeaks editor.

Australian government has obligation to protect Julian Assange

By Richard Hoffman, 11 June 2018

Australian public high school teachers support campaign to free Julian Assange

By our reporters, 12 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party member Will Marshall moved a resolution in defence of Assange at Footscray City College.

Australian workers and youth back June 17 Sydney rally in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 12 June 2018

“Assange is a symbol of freedom of speech and justice for ordinary people. It is critical that we free him.”

Press conference to be held in Sydney ahead of rallies in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 11 June 2018

The pseudo-left stabs Assange in the back

By Andre Damon, 11 June 2018

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

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 June 2018

Free Julian Assange rallies called in Sri Lanka and India

7 June 2018

Sheila Coombes, Professor Tim Hayward and journalist Vanessa Beeley demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 11 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 the campaign to free Julian Assange »

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.

Arts Review

Trump: An American Dream—Documentary traces rise of New York real estate billionaire

By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2018

The series depicts the swamp of financial speculation, capitalist politics and degraded culture out of which Trump emerged to claim the presidency.

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

By David Walsh, 7 June 2018

25 years ago: US military slaughters Somali civilians

On June 11, 1993, six months after US troops landed in Somalia for the supposed purpose of feeding starving people, US warplanes reduced large parts of the capital city, Mogadishu, to rubble, while United Nations troops carried out house-to-house raids and cold-blooded massacres.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle orders repression of the left in France

On June 12, 1968, the French government announced sweeping repressive measures against left-wing organizations as the general strike movement ebbed.

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75 years ago: Hundreds of thousands of US coal miners strike

Hundreds of thousands of coal miners across the United States began indefinite strike action on June 11, 1943, demanding a wage increase and improvements to their working conditions.

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100 years ago: American socialist leader Eugene V. Debs calls on workers to oppose the First World War

On June 16, 1918, 14 months into American participation in the first imperialist war, socialist leader Eugene V. Debs gave his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, calling for the international unity of the working class.

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Workers Struggles

Protests against layoffs across Argentina, Quebec daycare workers strike
Workers Struggles: the Americas

12 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

US special operations soldier killed, four others wounded in Somalia

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2018

New evidence of more Australian special forces’ war crimes in Afghanistan

By Mike Head, 11 June 2018

Trump EPA to shred rules on toxic pollution

By Patrick Martin, 9 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

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

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.