After alleged UK tanker incident in Persian Gulf, EU powers threaten Iran

By Alex Lantier, 12 July 2019

Despite the unpopularity of the US-led war drive, powerful factions of the European ruling class are arguing for Europe to back Trump’s provocations against Iran.

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

Germany’s Grand Coalition intensifies war policy in the Middle East

By Johannes Stern, 12 July 2019

The German government wants to step up the German army’s war mission in Syria.

Germany: How a right-wing conspiracy in the state apparatus is suppressing the investigation of the Lübcke murder case

By Ulrich Rippert, 12 July 2019

Every effort is being made to cover up the close involvement of Lübcke’s assassin with a far-right terrorist network that reaches deep into the secret services and the state apparatus.

Germany: Following the murder of politician Walter Lübcke—the call for a strong state

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House Democrats back facial recognition technology in Washington hearing

By Kevin Reed, 12 July 2019

The plans by the federal police organizations to press forward with facial recognition and biometric identification regardless of any public concerns were made explicit by the panel of those testifying at the hearing.

A mounting attack on democratic rights
FBI and ICE scanning driver’s license photos with facial recognition technology

Building the infrastructure of a police state
Detroit’s facial recognition surveillance system exposed

Roasting on the line: Autoworkers warn of unsafe conditions at US plants as summer heat hits

By Marcus Day, 12 July 2019

Hot, humid weather blanketed much of the central United States on Wednesday, creating miserable and often dangerous work for tens of thousands of workers at auto factories and other plants.

UAW attempts to block WSWS Autoworker Newsletter from covering contract talks

As industry analyst calls UAW-automaker negotiations “Kabuki theatre”
Autoworkers demand substantial improvement in wages and conditions on eve of contract talks

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Major flooding inundates New Orleans as Tropical Storm Barry heads towards landfall

By Aaron Murch, 12 July 2019

Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, the city remains vulnerable to catastrophic flooding.

Russian navy officer: Fire on Russian nuclear submarine could have led to “planetary catastrophe”

By Clara Weiss, 12 July 2019

A Russian newspaper reported that the cause of the fire on the Losharik was an electrical short-circuit that led to an explosion and spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery that had been installed on the submarine.

Fourteen high-ranking Russian navy officers die in fire on nuclear-powered submarine

UN calls on Spain to free jailed Catalan nationalist politicians

By Alejandro López, 12 July 2019

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called for the “immediate release” of Catalan nationalist political prisoners held in a show trial in Madrid.

Spain’s Supreme Court endorses 1936 fascist coup

Spain’s University of Alicante censors scholarly articles on fascist repression

Fascist Tommy Robinson jailed for jeopardising rape trial in Leeds

By Laura Tiernan, 12 July 2019

Robinson’s contempt case has been seized on by an international network of fascist and far-right politicians who have boosted him as a “free speech martyr.”

Sri Lankan writer still detained on bogus blasphemy allegations

By Vimukthi Vidarshana, 12 July 2019

The detention of Shakthika Sathkumara is part of the escalating attack by the Sri Lankan political elite against writers, journalists, artists and more broadly the working class.

Japanese PM pushes constitutional revision ahead of upper house election

By Ben McGrath, 12 July 2019

The opposition parties have formed an electoral bloc designed to divert mounting anger among workers and youth over remilitarization and austerity into safe parliamentary channels.

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Fed signaliserer at sentralbanken vil bøye seg for Wall Streets forlangender

Nick Beams, 12. juli 2019

Fed-formann Powells vitnesbyrd for Kongressen i går ble hjertelig mottatt av finansmarkedene, der Wall Streets S&P-500-indeks på et tidspunkt oversteg 3 000, som er ny rekord.

17 000 Walmart-arbeidere streiker i Chile

Andrea Lobo, 12. juli 2019

Arbeidsnedleggelsen er i respons til masseoppsigelser og utvidelsen av et «multifunksjonelt» arbeidsregime for de gjenværende arbeiderne.

Dommer Emma Arbuthnot nekter å erklære seg inhabil i skueprosessen mot Julian Assange

Thomas Scripps, 12. juli 2019

Assanges skalp skal tas for enhver pris, for å videreføre imperialismens kolonitype erobringer og globale krig mot arbeiderklassens sosiale og demokratiske rettigheter.

Trump truer med nye sanksjoner samtidig med farseaktige fordømmelser av Iran

Bill Van Auken, 12. juli 2019

Washington brukte Det internasjoanle atomenergibyrået (IAEA) som forum for å anklage Iran for å bryte en traktat som USA selv rev opp.

Charité i Krig: En skremmende portrettering av nazismen og dens forbrytelser

Joanne Laurier, 12. juli 2019

Charité i Krig er et tysk fjernsynsdrama, satt i årene fra 1943 til 1945, ved Charité-sykehuset i Berlin, ett av de mest prominente i Europa. Serien skildrer livet under nazistyret.

New in Portuguese

A derrota eleitoral do Syriza: um balanço de uma traição política

Alex Lanetier, 12 Julho 2019

Saudado como uma alternativa “radical” ao capitalismo pela esquerda de classe média, o governo liderado pelo Syriza de Alexis Tsipras implementou durante quatro anos medidas de austeridade em nome da UE.

New in Turkish

Gelecek sosyalizmdedir

Joseph Kishore, 12 Temmuz 2019

Sosyalizme giderek artan bir ilgi söz konusu. 1930’lardan beri, halk kitleleri arasında, tüm toplumsal ve ekonomik sisteme karşı böylesine yaygın bir kuvvetli tepki olmamıştır.

Dünyanın Dört Bir Yanındaki Troçkistlere Açık Mektup – 1953

James P. Cannon, 12 Temmuz 2019

Pablo’nun revizyonizmi ile öğretiye bağlı Troçkizm arasındaki ayrım çizgileri, siyasi ya da örgütsel herhangi bir uzlaşmayı olanaksız kılacak denli derindir.

New in French

La Réserve fédérale annonce qu’elle va céder aux exigences de Wall Street

Nick Beams, 12 juillet 2019

Le témoignage du président de la Réserve fédérale, Powell, devant le Congrès mercredi a été chaleureusement accueilli par les marchés financiers, l’indice S&P500 de Wall Street dépassant à un moment donné les 3.000, un nouveau record.

Trump menace l’Iran de nouvelles sanctions sur fond d’accusations risibles

Bill Van Auken, 12 juillet 2019

Washington a utilisé l’Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique comme un forum pour accuser l’Iran d’avoir violé un traité que les États-Unis ont eux-mêmes renié.

Le syndicat UAW tente d'empêcher le WSWS Autoworker Newsletter de couvrir les négociations contractuelles

Jerry White, 12 juillet 2019

Le syndicat UAW est terrifié par la colère et l'opposition croissantes des travailleurs de l'automobile, qui ont une voix dans le bulletin WSWS Autoworker Newsletter.

La juge Emma Arbuthnot refuse de se récuser dans le simulacre de procès de Julian Assange

Thomas Scripps, 12 juillet 2019

Du point de vue de l’impérialisme, le scalp d’Assange est absolument nécessaire pour poursuivre ses guerres de conquête de style colonial et la guerre mondiale contre les droits sociaux et démocratiques de la classe ouvrière.

New in German

Kämpfe von Lehrern in den USA
Aus dem „Teachers‘ Newsletter“ der amerikanischen WSWS-Redaktion

unserem Korrespondenten, 12. Juli 2019

Seit anderthalb Jahren setzen sich die Lehrer in den USA verstärkt gegen Kürzungen und Verschlechterungen an den Schulen zur Wehr.

Große Koalition verschärft Kriegspolitik in Syrien und Nahost

Johannes Stern, 12. Juli 2019

Die Bundesregierung will den Kriegseinsatz der Bundeswehr in Syrien fortführen. Auch über den Einsatz von Bodentruppen und die Entsendung deutscher und europäischer Kriegsschiffe in die Region wird diskutiert.

US-Notenbank Fed signalisiert, sich den Forderungen der Wall Street zu beugen

Nick Beams, 12. Juli 2019

Die Stellungnahme des Fed-Vorsitzenden Powell vor dem US-Kongress wurde von den Finanzmärkten mit einem neuen Rekord an der Wall Street begrüßt.

USA fabrizieren absurde Anklage gegen Iran und drohen mit neuen Sanktionen

Bill Van Auken, 12. Juli 2019

Washington hat die Internationale Atomenergiebehörde als Forum benutzt, um dem Iran Verstöße gegen einen Vertrag vorzuwerfen, den die USA einseitig aufgekündigt haben.

New in Italian

Conferenza a Cuba adatta Trotsky alla politica del nazionalismo borghese

Bill Van Auken, 11 luglio 2019

Una raccolta di pseudo-sinistre e revisionisti pablisti è statainvitata a L'Avana per sopprimere il contenuto rivoluzionario del trotskismo.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Красная армия овладевает Златоустом, ключевым городом на Урале

11 июля 2019 г.

13 июля 1919 года 5-я армия Красной армии под командованием Михаила Тухачевского взяла Златоуст, ключевой город на Южном Урале, находившийся под контролем контрреволюционных сил адмирала Колчака.

New in Spanish

Reserva Federal promete someterse a las demandas de Wall Street

Nick Beams, 12 julio 2019

El testimonio del presidente de la Reserva Federal al Congreso ayer fue recibido calurosamente por los mercados financieros, con el índice S&P superando los 3,000 puntos, un nuevo récord.

17.000 trabajadores de Walmart lanzan huelga en Chile

Andrea Lobo, 12 julio 2019

El paro es una respuesta a despidos masivos y la expansión de un régimen de trabajo “multifuncional” para los trabajadores restantes.

‘Un espectro se cierne sobre Europa: el mito del judeo-bolchevismo’ de Paul Hanebrink
Parte 1: Contrarrevolución y antisemitismo

Clara Weiss, 12 julio 2019

El libro de Hanebrink se centra en examinar la relación entre el miedo al “espectro del comunismo” cerniéndose sobre Europa, al cual Marx y Engels famosamente aludieron en el Manifiesto Comunista de 1847, y el antisemitismo.

Trump amenaza con nuevas sanciones contra Irán con acusación absurda

Bill Van Auken, 12 julio 2019

Washington utilizó la Agencia Internacional de Energía Atómica como un foro para acusar a Irán de violar el tratado que el EUA mismo deshizo.

‘Los candidatos presidenciales demócratas: una evaluación socialista
Elizabeth Warren adopta políticas nacionalistas económicas alineadas con Donald Trump

Patrick Martin, 12 julio 2019

A pesar de su imagen pública como representante del ala "izquierda" del Partido Demócrata, Warren es una defensora del capitalismo altamente consciente y autodeclarada.

Analista industrial llama negociaciones entre sindicato y empresa “teatro Kabuki”
Trabajadores automotores exigen mejoras salariales y en condiciones importantes en vísperas de contractuales

Jerry White, 12 julio 2019

Con el inicio de las negociaciones el 15 de julio, los trabajadores están decididos a darle vuelta a las décadas de concesiones aceptadas por el sindicato United Auto Workers.

La jefa de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas denuncia condiciones atrozes de inmigrantes en campos de concentración de Estados Unidos

Josh Varlin, 12 julio 2019

Indicando que el gobierno de Estados Unidoes no tiene intención de hacer caso a la declaración de Bachelet, el DHS ha solicitado a otros 1,000 soldados de la Guardia Nacional en la frontera entre Texas y México.

New in Urdu

ایرانی انقلاب۔۔۔۔چالیس سال بعد

کیتھ جونز

یہ سٹالنسٹ تودہ پارٹی اور سٹالنزم کی سیاست ہے جو بنیادی طور پر ایرانی انقلاب کے پٹڑی سے اُتر جانے کی ذِمہ دار ہے۔

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Perspective

Trump’s raids and the stench of fascism

12 July 2019

Beginning Sunday, the Trump administration plans to launch the largest immigration raids in US history, targeting 2,000 families for arrest and deportation.

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Commentary

A postscript on Trotsky conference in Cuba

By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2019

In an interview with a Pabloite publication, the conference’s organizer spells out its explicitly anti-Trotskyist character.

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street’s demands

By Nick Beams, 11 July 2019

The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019

UN human rights chief denounces “outrageous conditions” for immigrants in US concentration camps

Trump’s threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree

Syriza’s election defeat: A balance sheet of a political betrayal

Amazon’s 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation

2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019

Arts Review

Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes

By Joanne Laurier, 11 July 2019

Racialism and money-grubbing: The New York Times explains why “more critics of color” are needed

By David Walsh and Fred Mazelis, 9 July 2019

A conversation with Mike Kaplan, the producer of The Whales of August (1987), Lillian Gish’s final film
The famed actress “was filled with curiosity, creativity and imagination”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2019

Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

A conversation with Todd Tarbox, editor of Marching Song

Obituary

H. Ross Perot, billionaire third-party US presidential candidate, dead at 89

By Fred Mazelis, 10 July 2019

Book Review

Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism

By Clara Weiss, 9 July 2019

Hanebrink’s false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.

Part 1: Counter-revolution and anti-Semitism
Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2019

Workers Struggles

UK hospital in week-long strike; National strike threats on South Africa’s railways and Nigeria’s public sector
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

12 July 2019

Staff at Bradford hospitals struck against plans to transfer them to the employ of a private company, while thousands of South African railroad workers and Nigerian public workers are on strike.

17,000 Walmart workers strike in Chile

By Andrea Lobo, 11 July 2019

Chilean union bureaucracy pleads with teachers to end five-week strike

18-month lockout at aluminum plant ends
Quebec ABI workers’ struggle betrayed by United Steelworkers Union

By Laurent Lafrance, 11 July 2019

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

By Jerry White, 26 June 2019

Help autoworkers gear up for the battle ahead

More on autoworkers struggles »

Free Assange and Manning

Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange

By Thomas Scripps, 11 July 2019

Assange’s scalp must be taken at all costs to further imperialism’s colonial-style wars of conquest and global war on the social and democratic rights of the working class

Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka’s Jaffna University

By our reporters, 9 July 2019

SEP (Australia) holds rally in Brisbane to demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Gary Alvernia, 8 July 2019

Julian Assange’s birthday celebrated at vigils in Australia and New Zealand

By our reporters, 5 July 2019

Video: Watch the Sydney Free Assange rally

4 July 2019

The demonstration is one of a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Equality Party to defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning; the next will be in Brisbane on Saturday followed by Melbourne on Sunday July 14.

Video: Protesters at SEP (Australia) rally speak out in defence of Assange and Manning

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

25 years ago: North Korean Stalinist leader Kim Il-Sung dies

On July 8, 1994, North Korean Stalinist ruler Kim Il-Sung died at the age of 83 from a heart attack. His death was officially announced by the government 30 hours later.

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50 years ago: “Soccer War” breaks out between El Salvador and Honduras

On July 14, 1969 El Salvador’s president Fidel Sánchez Hernández ordered the invasion and bombing of neighboring Honduras.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania

On July 8, 1944, Nazi forces began the liquidation of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania, amid the approach of Red Army troops.

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100 years ago: Red Army takes key Urals city of Zlatoust

On July 13, 1919, the Red Army’s Fifth Army under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky took Zlatoust, a key town in the southern Urals, from the counterrevolutionary forces of Admiral Kolchak.

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History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meetings review political lessons of Australia’s federal election

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

Australian workers and youth discuss SEP election campaign

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

IYSSE

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4 July 2019

The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019

Fund Appeal

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 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

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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.