Social Democrats back conservative parties’ plan for concentration camps in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2018

Leading SPD politicians have welcomed the reactionary agreement by conservative parties for concentration camps for refugees.

German government settles dispute at refugees’ expense

Left Party supports anti-refugee policies of German government

More than 200 people drown in the Mediterranean at the weekend

By Marianne Arens, 4 July 2018

Since the beginning of this year, the number of people drowning while attempting to enter Europe has risen to over a thousand.

Private prison companies thrive as thousands of immigrants detained

By Shelley Connor, 4 July 2018

The Trump administration’s detention of hundreds of thousands of migrants has been a windfall for private prison companies.

Voices of the June 30 protests: Stop Trump’s persecution of immigrants!

3 July 2018

Hundreds of thousands march against Trump’s persecution of immigrants

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

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US ruling class takes measure of AMLO’s victory in Mexico

By Bill Van Auken, 4 July 2018

All three major US newspapers “of record” responded with the same fear, not of López Obrador, but rather of the tens of millions of Mexicans who voted for him.

Mexico’s election deals devastating blow to old ruling parties

The elections in Mexico and the political tasks of the working class

Trudeau beats nationalist drum as Canada imposes retaliatory tariffs against US

By Roger Jordan, 4 July 2018

Ottawa is waging trade war not to defend workers and their livelihoods, but to protect the markets and profits of Canadian big business.

Escalating trade war starts to make economic impact

Two XPO Logistics workers killed near Buffalo, New York

By Steve Filips, 4 July 2018

Two warehouse workers unloading 800 pound slabs of Dupont countertop material were killed when the slabs toppled over onto them.

Trump’s attack on the Department of Education

By Nancy Hanover, 4 July 2018

Trump and Education Secretary DeVos are calling for the merger of the Departments of Education and Labor in the name of “shrinking government” and “workforce development.”

Killing of 45-year-old postal worker by Portland State University police draws protests

Right-wing German army officer Franco A: No charges for terrorist plans

By Sven Heymann, 4 July 2018

All the evidence indicates that Franco A. and his accomplices are only a small part of a much larger neo-Nazi network within the German military and state apparatus.

Homeless man jailed for picking up London Marathon number and crossing finishing line

By Barry Mason, 4 July 2018

Stanislaw Skupian is a victim of vindictive class justice, punished for his poverty and for problems that spiralled out of his control.

Australian teenager sentenced to 12 years in prison on trumped-up terror charges

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 July 2018

The case is the latest in a series of high-profile “terror” prosecutions which have not revealed any specific terror attack or plan.

Australia: Prosecutors drop blackmail charges against construction union officials

By Terry Cook, 4 July 2018

The CFMMEU had worked to prevent the eruption of a struggle by construction workers against the laying of the criminal charges.

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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 French

Des centaines de milliers de personnes manifestent contre la persécution des immigrants par Trump

Patrick Martin, 4 juillet 2018

Des manifestations ont eu lieu à plus de 700 endroits, les plus importantes étant à Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington et New York.

Die Linke soutient les politiques anti-réfugiés du gouvernement allemand

Johannes Stern, 4 juillet 2018

Lors du sommet de l’UE la semaine dernière, des mesures contre les réfugiés ont été discutées qui rappellent la période la plus sombre de l’histoire allemande et européenne.

New in German

Demokraten winken Trumps Kandidaten für den Obersten Gerichtshof durch

Eric London, 4. Juli 2018

Die Entscheidung der US-Demokraten, den von Trump gewählten Obersten Richter nicht zu blockieren, sagt alles über das Zwei-Parteien-System in den USA.

SPD unterstützt Unionsvorschlag für Konzentrationslager in Deutschland

Johannes Stern, 4. Juli 2018

Am Dienstag haben führende Sozialdemokraten die reaktionäre Einigung im Streit zwischen CDU und CSU begrüßt, die die Einrichtung von De-facto-Konzentrationslagern für Flüchtlinge in Deutschland beinhaltet.

Die Wahl in Mexiko – ein verheerender Schlag für die alten Regierungsparteien

Don Knowland, 4. Juli 2018

Der Erdrutschsieg von López Obrador und seiner Koalition ist ein Debakel für die PRI, die das Land von 1929 bis 2000 und nochmals ab 2012 regierte.

Wien: 100.000 demonstrieren gegen Arbeitsgesetz der Regierung

Markus Salzmann, 4. Juli 2018

Am vergangenen Samstag fand in der österreichischen Hauptstadt die größte Demonstration seit den Protesten gegen die Rentenreform 2003 statt.

Demonstration von 18.000 Bauarbeitern in Zürich

unseren Korrespondenten, 4. Juli 2018

Die Bauarbeiter kämpfen für die Beibehaltung einer Frührente mit 60, die der Schweizer Baumeisterverband abschaffen oder massiv beschneiden will.

NSU-Brandexperte gestorben – Todesursache unklar

Dietmar Henning, 4. Juli 2018

Der Brandsachverständige Stolt war bei den Ermittlungen zu den Terrormorden des NSU als Experte und Gutachter herangezogen worden und galt als Kritiker der polizeilichen Brandermittler.

New in Spanish

Los demócratas aceleran selección de juez por Trump para la Corte Suprema

Por Eric London, 4 julio 2018

El anuncio de los demócratas de que no bloquearán el nombramiento de Trump a la Corte Suprema devela ciertas verdades sobre el sistema bipartidista.

Elecciones mexicanas asestan golpe demoledor a viejos partidos gobernantes

Por Don Knowland, 4 julio 2018

El barrido electoral de López Obrador y su coalición encabezada por MORENA significa una debacle para el PRI, que gobernó el país entre 1929 y el 2000, volviendo al poder durante los últimos seis años.

Voces de las protestas del 30 de junio: ¡detengan la persecución de inmigrantes por parte de Trump!

Por un equipo de reportaje, 4 julio 2018

Cientos de miles se volcaron el sábado en manifestaciones por todo Estados Unidos para defender los derechos de los inmigrantes y los solicitantes de asilo. Abajo publicamos entrevistas con manifestantes de Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh y otras ciudades.

Cientos de miles marchan en contra de la persecución de inmigrantes bajo Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 4 julio 2018

Hubo protestas en más de 700 lugares, con los más grandes en Los Ángeles, Chicago, Washington y Nueva York.

"Nos quieren divididos. Los trabajadores necesitan unirse en todas partes"
A raíz de los despidos de Lordstown, UAW fomenta nacionalismo antimexicano

Por Shannon Jones, 4 julio 2018

El UAW está denunciando la decisión de GM de construir su nuevo modelo de SUV Chevrolet Blazer en México para distraer de la complicidad del sindicato en la destrucción de 1.500 puestos de trabajo en la planta de ensamblaje de Lordstown, Ohio.

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

America on the Fourth of July: From Thomas Jefferson to Donald Trump

4 July 2018

The most fundamental right asserted by the Declaration of Independence is the right of the people to revolt against tyranny and despotism, a right that this generation will be called on to exercise.

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Commentary

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hails Alexis Tsipras of Syriza

By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2018

The Labour leader praised Syriza only days after it enforced the latest round of austerity and pledged further services to the EU’s vicious anti-migrant measures.

Democrats fast-track Trump’s Supreme Court pick

By Eric London, 3 July 2018

Who are Trump’s 25 candidates for the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court vacancy exposes bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

Ocasio-Cortez on “Meet the Press”: Double-talk, evasion and a disavowal of socialism

By Barry Grey, 2 July 2018

What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

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”

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

The Socialist Equality Party candidate spoke with workers and young people in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and was interviewed on public radio Tuesday.

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

Several results from the accelerator have been published in the last 12 months, including recent and more detailed studies of the Higgs boson.

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

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2018

Arts Review

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

By Nick Barrickman, 4 July 2018

The second season picks up where the first season left off: focused on the petty and self-centered exploits of a group of African American students at a fictional upscale university.

An interview with Mexican documentarian Juan Francisco Urrusti, director of In Exile: A Family Film
“The world should not be closing itself in—my father’s struggle was against all walls.”

By Kevin Mitchell, 2 July 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

“WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange courageously exposes the criminality of the US, its machinations, lies and cover-ups.”

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

3 July 2018

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

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

Autoworkers struggles

Detroit autoworkers speak out on UAW corruption scandal

Read the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter: wsws.org/autoworkers

“They’re getting more money and we’re losing workers”
In wake of UAW convention, Lordstown GM workers speak out on layoffs

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 June 2018

“Everything they took from us needs to be returned, plus the money they stole”
Growing outrage from autoworkers over UAW bribery scandal

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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.

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.