17 June 2019

Millions march in Hong Kong against extradition law

By Ben McGrath, 17 June 2019

The huge demonstration on Sunday is an indication of widespread anger in Hong Kong, not only over democratic rights, but the city’s worsening social crisis.

US secretary of state declares “military response” to Iran “being considered”

By Peter Symonds, 17 June 2019

Clearly Japan and Germany simply do not believe the US allegations against Iran and suspect that the tankers attacks could well be a US provocation to provide the pretext for war.

Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran

US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf

Spain’s Supreme Court endorses 1936 fascist coup

By Alejandro López, 17 June 2019

If Franco is rehabilitated, it is because powerful factions of the ruling class are considering another break with legality and democratic forms of rule, in order to defend their wealth.

Grenfell fire anniversary used by pseudo-left to boost Labour and Corbyn

By Robert Stevens, 17 May 2019

All the saccharine words and carefully orchestrated scenes on the part of the government cannot conceal the contempt it has for the Grenfell survivors.

“Everyone is fighting for justice, not only for the people for Grenfell Tower, but all the people around the world”
Family members and supporters of Grenfell fire victims speak to the WSWS

By our reporters, 17 June 2019

Hamid expressed the frustration of all the bereaved Grenfell families that they have still not been given answers as to why their loved ones perished and who is responsible.

Fed under pressure to indicate cut in interest rates

By Nick Beams, 17 June 2019

The push for an interest rate cut has increased, after Morgan Stanley’s Business Conditions Index revealed a record decline for June, falling to its lowest level since the financial crisis in December 2008.

As UAW stonewalls about contract talks
Faurecia workers voice their anger and determination to fight

By George Kirby and Tim Rivers, 17 June 2019

Faurecia workers face near-poverty level wages that force many workers to work two full-time jobs, for a total of at least 80 hours a week, just to make ends meet.

Minnesota Nurses Association announces sellout tentative deal at Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis-St. Paul

By Jonas Boquist, 17 June 2019

It has been many decades since the unions have launched a nationwide strike in any industry. In its place they have adopted the program of union-management collaboration."

Suicide rates for doctors and young physicians among highest in the US population

By Alex Johnson, 17 June 2019

Doctors are often hesitant to seek treatment, due to the stigma associated with mental health problems.

Left Party to enter state government in West Germany for the first time

By Peter Schwarz, 17 June 2019

Following the recent defeat of the SPD and Greens in Bremen, the Left Party is securing both parties a majority and joining the state government to continue their despised policies.

German police threaten climate change protesters

By Harold Hambacher, 17 June 2019

Police are treating youth concerned about climate change like criminals.

Two protesters arrested at Melbourne rally in defence of Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 June 2019

The arrests were aimed at intimidating supporters of WikiLeaks and preventing broader layers from joining the campaign to defend Assange and all democratic rights.

Australia: Another Sydney apartment block evacuated over major structural cracks

By John Wilson, 17 June 2019

The event underlines the escalating crisis in housing and apartment building and the cost-cutting methods used during the past two decades.

New in Turkish

Küba’daki konferans Troçki’yi burjuva ulusalcı politikaya uyarlıyor

Bill Van Auken, 17 Haziran 2019

Kapitalizm her zamankinden daha açık bir şekilde ülke ekonomisine yön verirken, Pablocuların Küba’yı bir “işçi devleti” olarak resmetme girişimleri bütünüyle teşhir olmuştur.

New in Norwegian

Trump skrur opp løgnene om Iran

Bill Van Auken, 17. juni 2019

Trumps absurde løgner om iransk ansvar for angrepene på to tankskip i Persiabukta blir direkte motsagt av eieren av ett av skipene.

WikiLeaks-utgiver Assange konfronterer amerikansk utleveringssak neste februar

Robert Stevens, 17. juni 2019

Den britiske regjeringen har gjort det klart at den vil gjøre alt som er mulig for å fremskynde Washingtons hevngjerrige forsøk på å føre den modige journalisten til å stå overfor fengsel, tortur og henrettelse i USA.

Aktivisten Lauri Love og andre snakker ut til forsvar for Assange

våre reportere, 17. juni 2019

Medlemmer av Julian Assange Defense Committee og SEP fikk tilslutning av mennsker fra hele London og lengre unna, deriblant to «Gul Vest»-protesterende fra Frankrike.

Tilbake på åstedet
Tidligere amerikansk president Clinton besøker Kosovo for feiring av 20-års-markeringen for NATOs bombing av Serbia

Jordan Shilton, 17. juni 2019

Clinton-administrasjonen lanserte imperialistangrepet mot Jugoslavia under det hyklerske banneret av «menneskerettigheter».

Sudans opposisjonsledere kapitulerer for militærjuntaen

Jean Shaoul, 17. juni 2019

AFC har overlatt initiativet til Det militære overgangsrådet (TMC), som i april skjøv ut den langtidige diktatoren president Omar al-Bashir for å forhindre omveltingen av hele regimet

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El asesinato policial en Memphis

Barry Grey, 17 junio 2019

Las condiciones en Memphis ejemplifican las condiciones económicas y sociales detrás del régimen de violencia policial en las comunidades de clase obrera.

Volviendo a la escena del crimen
Expresidente estadounidense Clinton visita Kosovo para celebrar el 20 aniversario del bombardeo de la OTAN contra Serbia

Jordan Shilton, 17 junio 2019

La arremetida imperialista contra Yugoslavia fue lanzada por el Gobierno de Clinton bajo la bandera hipócrita de los “derechos humanos”.

A dos años del incendio de Grenfell: la defensa del socialismo

Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), 17 junio 2019

No se puede hacer justicia a Grenfell más que con un ataque frontal de la clase trabajadora a la riqueza y el poder de la oligarquía financiera y sus defensores políticos.

Trump añade mentiras de Estados Unidos sobre Irán

Bill Van Auken, 17 junio 2019

Las mentiras absurdas de Trump sobre la responsabilidad iraní por el ataque contra dos barcos petroleros en el golfo Pérsico contradicen directamente las afirmaciones de uno de los propietarios de los barcos.

New in French

Trump remet une couche de mensonges sur l’Iran

Bill Van Auken, 17 juin 2019

Les mensonges absurdes de Trump à propos de la responsabilité d’Iran dans l’attaque sur les deux pétroliers dans le golfe persique contredisent les affirmations du propriétaire de l’un des navire.

L'extradition de Julian Assange vers les États-Unis sera jugée en février prochain

Robert Stevens, 17 juin 2019

Le gouvernement britannique a clairement fait savoir qu’il fera tout son possible pour accélérer la tentative vindicative de Washington de rendre le courageux journaliste passible d’emprisonnement, de torture et d’exécution aux États-Unis.

Meurtre policier à Memphis

Barry Grey, 17 juin 2019

Les conditions à Memphis illustrent les conditions économiques et sociales derrière le règne de la violence policière dans les communautés ouvrières.

Les dirigeants de l'opposition soudanaise capitulent devant la junte militaire

Jean Shaoul, 17 juin 2019

L'AFC a remis l'initiative au Conseil militaire de transition (TMC), qui a évincé le président dictateur de longue date Omar el-Béchir en avril pour empêcher le renversement de l'ensemble du régime.

Les négociations sur la fusion Fiat Chrysler-Renault s’effondrent

Will Morrow, 17 juin 2019

Les deux sociétés ont déclaré que la transaction a été bloquée à la dernière heure par le gouvernement français du président Emmanuel Macron.

New in German

Polizeimord in Memphis

Barry Grey, 17. Juni 2019

In Memphis zeigt sich, welche wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Verhältnisse hinter der Polizeigewalt in US-amerikanischen Arbeitervierteln stehen.

Trump bringt immer neue US-Lügen über den Iran

Bill Van Auken, 17. Juni 2019

Trumps absurde Lügen, der Iran sei für einen Angriff auf zwei Tanker im Persischen Golf verantwortlich, wird von der Aussage des Besitzers eines der beschädigten Schiffe widerlegt.

Verfahren um die Auslieferung des WikiLeaks-Herausgebers Assange für Februar 2020 anberaumt

Robert Stevens, 17. Juni 2019

Die britische Regierung hat deutlich gemacht, dass sie alles in ihrer Macht Stehende tun wird, um Washingtons Rachefeldzug zu unterstützen und den mutigen Journalisten in die USA zu überstellen. Dort drohen ihm Haft, Folter oder schlimmstenfalls die Todesstrafe.

Grüne Özdemir und Lindner werben für Bundeswehr

Johannes Stern, 17. Juni 2019

Nach zwanzig Jahren Kriegspolitik steht die Parteifarbe der Grünen ausschließlich für das olivgrüne Flecktarn des Militärs.

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Эта неделя в истории
50 лет назад: Жорж Помпиду избран президентом Франции

15 июня 2019 г.

15 июня 1969 года Жорж Помпиду был избран президентом Франции, получив 57 процентов голосов против 42 процента, отданных за Алена Поэра из партии Демократический центр.

New in Portuguese

Por que os sindicatos são hostis ao socialismo?

David North, 15 Junho 2019

A seguinte palestra foi realizada em 10 de janeiro de 1998 durante a Escola Internacional de Verão sobre Marxismo e os Problemas Fundamentais do Século XX, organizada pelo Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (Austrália), em Sidney, entre 3 e 10 de janeiro de 1998.

New in Arabic

المستقبل يكمن في الاشتراكية

جوزيف كيشور, ١٢ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو وهو الملتقى السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وفيما يلي كلمة الرفيق جوزيف كيشور السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية فرع الولايات المتحدة.

منظور اشتراكي ضد عودة الفاشية إلى أوروبا

كريستوف فاندراير, ٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو 2019 وهو الملتقى السنوي السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وسيقوم موقع الاشتراكية العالمية بنشر الكلمات التي ألقيت في الملتقى وتجدون أدناه كلمة كريستوف فاندراير نائب السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في ألمانيأ.

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Perspective

On eve of auto contract talks, VW workers in Tennessee reject UAW again

17 June 2019

Workers in Chattanooga were correct to reject, for the second time, “representation” by the United Auto Workers, a corrupt agent of corporate management.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Returning to the scene of the crime
Ex-US President Clinton visits Kosovo to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO bombardment of Serbia

By Jordan Shilton, 15 June 2019

A letter to the New York Times on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany

By David North, 8 June 2019

“Dictatorships as alternative orders”: Not on our watch
Berlin’s Humboldt University plans to finance right-wing think tank

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 12 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Germany: Protest vigil in Dusseldorf demands release of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 17 June 2019

“Assange’s surrender to the US would mean that war crimes, spying on the population, or government intrigues and conspiracies would no longer be reported.”

Activist Lauri Love and others speak out in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 15 June 2019

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

11 June 2019

SEP Australia meetings on Labor’s election debacle and the defence of Assange

Free Julian Assange! Free Chelsea Manning!
Attend UK public meetings to demand freedom of Assange and Manning!

27 May 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Behind the cover-up of the 2008 Universal Music Group vault fire

By Kevin Reed, 17 June 2019

The recent exposure of Universal Music Group's concealment of the loss of a huge trove of postwar popular music reveals the corruption of the corporate elite, as well as the compliance of news media.

Miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster
HBO’s Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 15 June 2019

Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility’s nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.

“Unfortunately, none of this happened”: Kirill Serebrennikov’s Leto (Summer), a take on the pre- perestroika period in the USSR

By Clara Weiss, 14 June 2019

Famed film actress Lillian Gish’s name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised

By David Walsh, 12 June 2019

25 years ago: The frame-up trial of Jerry Dale Lowe

The frame-up trial of West Virginia coal miner Jerry Dale Lowe extended throughout this week in 1994, in the US District Court in Charleston.

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50 years ago: Students for a Democratic Society breaks up at final convention

The American radical student group Students for a Democratic Society broke up into warring factions at its ninth and final congress, held in Chicago June 18-22, 1969.

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75 years ago: Red Army launches new offensive in Belarussia

On June 23, 1944, the Soviet Army launched a major offensive against Nazi troops in Belarussia, modern-day Belarus.

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100 years ago: Orlando government resigns in Italy

On June 19, 1919, the Italian government of Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, in power since October 1917, resigned amid a growing political and economic crisis.

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Commentary

Police murder in Memphis

By Barry Grey, 15 June 2019

Protest erupts in Memphis, Tennessee after US marshals kill 20-year-old Brandon Webber

Two years since the Grenfell inferno: The case for socialism

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 June 2019

Michigan Democrats drop all charges against Flint water poisoning conspirators

By Sheila Brehm, 14 June 2019

US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site

By Eric London, 13 June 2019

Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump’s anti-immigrant crackdown

More on North American immigrants »

US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history

By Andre Damon, 13 June 2019

Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the “wars of the future”

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2019

Investigative Report

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

Workers Struggles

Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject UAW for second time

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2019

French hospital workers strike against Macron’s health cuts

By Anthony Torres, 15 June 2019

Indian health workers demand fixed salaries; Bangladesh fishermen demonstrate; NZ disability care workers strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 June 2019

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

“UAW doesn’t care about us!”
Nurses outraged over UAW sellout of hospital strike in Toledo, Ohio

By Jerry White, 14 June 2019

Minnesota nursing home workers carry out two-day strike

By Jonas Boquist, 14 June 2019

Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California

By Evan Blake, 11 June 2019

Reject NHTA sellout! Expand the strike to defend public education!

By the World Socialist Web Site Teacher Newsletter, 11 June 2019

New Zealand: Teacher at impoverished school speaks out against conditions that led to last month’s historic strike

History

The Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo’s police-state preparations

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 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 »

The Fight Against Fascism

Successful book presentation of Why Are They Back? at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin

By our reporter, 30 May 2019

“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
Video: Christoph Vandreier’s full lecture at Wayne State

By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019

The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.

The Social Crisis in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan: “I don’t like the idea of selling my blood plasma for money, but I have to do what I’ve got to do”
US blood plasma industry targets poor and working class

By Carlos Delgado, 28 May 2019

“It feels like your whole life is a constant crisis”
US millennials describe life on the brink

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2019

The millennial generation in the US: Life on the brink

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.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018