18 June 2019

US preparing “assault” against Iran

By Peter Symonds, 18 June 2019

The Jerusalem Post reported that the Trump administration is actively planning a “tactical assault” on Iran, involving a massive air attack on an Iranian nuclear facility.

UK: Tory government positions itself as most loyal US ally against Iran

By Chris Marsden, 18 June 2019

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

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

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi dies during show trial

By Alex Lantier, 17 June 2019

Mursi’s death was a cold-blooded act of state murder, for which the Egyptian military dictatorship, Washington and its European imperialist allies are politically responsible.

New York Times reports secret US cyberattacks on Russia

By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2019

The activities described are incredibly reckless, threatening to escalate into open warfare with a nuclear-armed power.

French police interrogate donors to “yellow vest” protester

By Will Morrow, 18 June 2019

Police are questioning some of the 8,800 people who donated to support Christophe Dettinger, the protester and former boxer who punched a riot police officer.

German police threaten climate change protesters

Australian whistleblower trials shrouded in secrecy

By Mike Head, 18 June 2019

The government’s determination to block any public scrutiny of these crucial hearings constitutes wartime-like censorship.

Germany: Green Party leaders campaign for the armed forces

By Johannes Stern, 18 June 2019

Twenty years after backing Germany’s role in the bombing of Yugoslavia, the former pacifists now openly present themselves as the leading party of German militarism.

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report

Mobilize the working class to fight the bipartisan attack on public education!
For a socialist policy to fully fund public schools!

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 18 June 2019

The following statement is being distributed to teachers and their supporters who are attending the “Red for Ed” rally in Lansing, Michigan today.

Baltimore teachers’ contract set to expire at end of month

By Ron Barzel and E.P. Milligan, 18 June 2019

Neither one of the factions fighting for control of the Baltimore Teachers Union offers educators any way forward to fight the bipartisan attack on public education.

Mexican government cracks down on immigrants to consummate deal with Trump

By Alex González, 18 June 2019

The stepped-up persecution claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from El Salvador on Friday.

Massive blackout affects 50 million in Argentina and Uruguay

By Rafael Azul, 18 June 2019

The Argentine electrical grid is suffering from decades of neglect, despite massive subsidies to electric utilities and substantial hikes in electricity rates.

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En vísperas de negociaciones contractuales automotrices, trabajadores de VW en Tennessee rechazan otra vez el UAW

Jerry White, 18 junio 2019

Los trabajadores en Chattanooga hicieron lo correcto en rechazar, por segunda vez, la “representación” del sindicato United Auto Workers (UAW), una agencia corrupta de la gerencia corporativa.

Millones marchan en Hong Kong contra la ley de extradición

Ben McGrath, 18 junio 2019

La manifestación enorme el domingo pone de manifiesto el enojo generalizado en Hong Kong no solo en relación con sus derechos democráticos, sino también con la crisis social cada vez más profunda en la ciudad.

El Tribunal Supremo de España respalda el golpe fascista de 1936

Alejandro López, 18 junio 2019

Si se rehabilita a Franco, es porque facciones poderosas de la clase gobernante están considerando otra ruptura con la legalidad y las formas democráticas de gobierno para defender su riqueza.

El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos declara que "la respuesta militar" a Irán "está siendo considerada"

Peter Symonds, 18 junio 2019

Claramente, Japón y Alemania simplemente no creen las acusaciones de los EUA y sospechan que los ataques conta los petroleros bien podría ser una provocación organizada por los EUA como pretexto para justificar una guerra contra Irán.

Más “muertes por desesperación” en EUA por costo y falta de acceso a la salud

Kate Randall, 18 junio 2019

Un nuevo estudio muestra que una de las principales causas subyacentes de las “muertes por desesperación” es la desigualdad social, en particular la falta de acceso a la salud y las dificultades asociadas.

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Des millions de personnes défilent à Hong Kong contre la loi d’extradition

Ben McGrath, 18 juin 2019

La grande manifestation de dimanche est un signe de colère généralisée à Hong Kong, non seulement à propos des droits démocratiques, mais aussi de l’aggravation de la crise sociale de la ville.

À la veille des pourparlers sur les conventions collectives dans le secteur automobile
Les travailleurs de VW du Tennessee rejettent à nouveau les TUA

Jerry White, 18 juin 2019

Les travailleurs de Chattanooga ont eu raison de rejeter, pour la deuxième fois, la «représentation» des Travailleurs unis de l'automobile, un agent corrompu de la direction de l'entreprise.

Le secrétaire d’État américain déclare qu’une «réponse militaire» à l’Iran est «en cours d’examen»

Peter Symonds, 18 juin 2019

De toute évidence, le Japon et l’Allemagne ne croient tout simplement pas aux allégations américaines contre l’Iran et soupçonnent que les attaques des pétroliers pourraient bien être une provocation américaine pour servir de prétexte à la guerre.

La Cour suprême d'Espagne approuve le coup d'État fasciste de 1936

Alejandro López, 18 juin 2019

Si Franco est réhabilité, c'est parce que des factions puissantes de la classe dirigeante envisagent une nouvelle rupture avec la légalité et les formes démocratiques de gouvernement, afin de défendre leurs richesses.

L’anniversaire de l’incendie de Grenfell utilisé par la pseudo-gauche pour promouvoir le parti travailliste et Corbyn

Robert Stevens, 18 juin 2019

Tous les mots mieleux et les mises en scène bien orchestrées par le gouvernement ne peuvent cacher son mépris envers les survivants de Grenfell.

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Am Vorabend der Tarifverhandlungen:
VW-Arbeiter in Tennessee stellen sich erneut gegen Gewerkschaft

Jerry White, 18. Juni 2019

Die Arbeiter in Chattanooga hatten Recht damit, zum zweiten Mal die „Vertretung“ durch die United Auto Workers, einen korrupten Agenten der Unternehmensführung, abzulehnen.

Der Mord an Lübcke und die rechtsradikalen Terrornetzwerke im Staatsapparat

Johannes Stern und Peter Schwarz, 18. Juni 2019

Der Mord an Lübcke ist eine Warnung. Er ist das Ergebnis der systematischen Rehabilitierung faschistischer Politik durch die herrschende Klasse.

Hongkong: Millionen demonstrieren gegen Auslieferungsgesetz

Ben McGrath, 18. Juni 2019

Die riesige Demonstration von Sonntag ist ein Ausdruck der weit verbreiteten Wut in Hongkong, die sich nicht nur an fehlenden demokratischen Rechten, sondern auch an der zunehmenden sozialen Krise entzündet.

Sachsen: Punkband verklagt Verfassungsschutz

Martin Nowak, 18. Juni 2019

Die Punkband „Dr. Ulrich Undeutsch“ will erreichen, dass der sächsische Verfassungsschutz sie nicht mehr unter der Kategorie „Linksextremistische Musikszene“ anführen darf.

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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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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.

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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

Ecuadorian government gives Pentagon a base in the Galapagos

18 June 2019

Inviting the Pentagon to use the world-renowned environmental site as a US aircraft carrier is of a piece with the Moreno government’s betrayal of Julian Assange.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

The murder of Walter Lübcke and the right-wing terror networks in the German state apparatus

By Johannes Stern and Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2019

The murder of Lübcke, who became a target of the extreme right after he defended refugees in 2015, is the outcome of the systematic rehabilitation of fascist politics by the ruling class.

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

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

Bernie Sanders and the myth of Franklin Roosevelt

By Tom Hall, 18 June 2019

Sanders’ speech last week at George Washington University exposed his effort to combine populist and “socialist” rhetoric with a defense of American capitalism and the Democratic Party.

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

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Prominent Australian journalist Mary Kostakidis calls for campaign to free Assange

18 June 2019

“We must not wait till it is too late to recognise the broader significance of the persecution of Julian Assange and fail to defend his human rights.”

Shrewsbury 24 flying picket Terry Renshaw: “Only the power of the working class, not the official courts, is going to provide any perspective for freeing Julian Assange.”

18 June 2019

The former building worker explains, “To defend class war prisoners like Julian Assange, the perspective has got to be to raise the awareness and mobilise the masses.”

Two protesters arrested at Melbourne rally in defence of Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 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 »

Workers Struggles

Vote no to union sellout of New Zealand teachers! Mobilise the working class against the Ardern Labour government!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 18 June 2019

Following last month’s historic strike, the primary and secondary teacher unions are seeking to impose a sellout deal and shut down the teachers’ struggle.

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

By George Kirby and Tim Rivers, 17 June 2019

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

By Jerry White, 17 June 2019

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

By Jonas Boquist, 17 June 2019

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

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

By Jerry White, 14 June 2019

The Grenfell Inferno

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

By Robert Stevens, 17 May 2019

“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

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.

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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Investigative Report

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

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