Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon

By Alex Lantier, 13 July 2019

Late yesterday afternoon, approximately 700 undocumented immigrant workers held a peaceful demonstration and occupied Paris’ historic Panthéon building, demanding an immediate recognition of their right to reside in France.

Bombing of detention center in Libya kills at least 44 refugees

Madrid threatens migrant rescue ship with massive fines

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Thousands protest immigrant concentration camps at vigils across the US

By our reporters, 13 July 2019

The vigils were an international event, with at least one event taking place in every US state and across five continents, expressing the broad popular opposition to the persecution of immigrants.

Trump’s raids and the stench of fascism

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

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Trump’s nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China

By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2019

General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.

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

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

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

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Twitter removes account of Assange defence organisation

By Mike Head, 13 July 2019

Unity4J, which campaigns against the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder, was given no reason for the suspension.

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Seventeen-year-old girl fatally shot by police on California freeway

By Alan Gilman, 13 July 2019

Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.

“Amazon is a murderer and has to be stopped”
Amazon call center worker in Rabat, Morocco speaks out against company harassment

By Will Morrow, 13 July 2019

Ismaila N’Diaye, a 32-year-old former Amazon customer service employee in Rabat, said the life of his family has been torn apart by the company.

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

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European regulator uncovers autopilot problem on Boeing 737 Max

By Bryan Dyne, 13 July 2019

A leaked document from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency lists five different reasons to keep the 737 Max 8 aircraft grounded.

Talks continue after workers at Cascade Steel Rolling Mills in Oregon vote overwhelmingly to strike

By Jessica Goldstein, 13 July 2019

With a possible strike date of August 1, the United Steel Workers and management are maneuvering to impose a new round of concessions on workers.

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

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BBC Panorama witch-hunts Corbyn and Labour Party on bogus anti-Semitism charges

By Richard Tyler, 13 July 2019

The programme was trial by media, providing a platform for politically hostile former Labour Party staff members to air their allegations against the Labour leader.

Canada’s Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine

By Roger Jordan, 13 July 2019

Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on “affirming Ukraine’s sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression.”

Elderly poor suffering hypothermia in Australia

By Margaret Rees, 13 July 2019

The “Cold and Lonely” study points to an often-hidden social crisis—the avoidance or under-consumption of heating by people who must ration their energy use so they can pay their bills.

Euthanasia bill before New Zealand parliament

By John Braddock, 13 July 2019

The bill, which would make assisted suicide legal, is sponsored by leader of the far-right ACT party amid a sharpening social crisis.

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Conferência “Socialismo 2019”: uma operação do Partido Democrata

Alexander Fangmann, 13 Julho 2019

Os palestrantes e painéis da Conferência “Socialismo” revelam um evento com o objetivo de canalizar o movimento à esquerda dos trabalhadores e da juventude de volta aos limites do Partido Democrata.

Provação entre frações, histeria de classe média e o colapso da Organização Socialista Internacional

Comitê Político do Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (EUA), 13 Julho 2019

As denúncias de uma fração em relação a um suposto encobrimento de uma agressão sexual em 2013 foram revividas para instigar um expurgo da liderança e liquidar a ISO.

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Las redadas de Trump y el hedor a fascismo

Eric London, 13 julio 2019

Comenzando el domingo, el Gobierno de Trump planea lanzar las mayores redadas migratorias en la historia estadounidense, poniendo en la mira a 2.000 familias para su arresto y deportación.

Un epílogo de la conferencia sobre Trostky en Cuba

Bill Van Auken, 13 julio 2019

En una entrevista con la publicación pablista, el organizador de la conferencia describió su carácter explícitamente antitrotskista.

Después del presunto incidente de un petrolero británico en el golfo Pérsico, las potencias de la UE amenazan a Irán

Alex Lantier, 13 julio 2019

A pesar de la impopularidad del impulso de guerra liderado por Estados Unidos, poderosas facciones de la clase dirigente europea están abogando por que Europa respalde las provocaciones de Trump contra Irán.

Gran Coalición alemana intensifica política de guerras en Oriente Próximo

Johannes Stern, 13 julio 2019

El Gobierno alemán busca intensificar la misión de guerra del ejército alemán en Siria.

La ONU pide a España que libere a los políticos nacionalistas catalanes

Alejandro López, 13 julio 2019

El Grupo de Trabajo de las Naciones Unidas sobre la detención arbitraria ha pedido la “liberación inmediata” de los presos políticos nacionalistas catalanes tras un falso juicio en Madrid.

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Trumps Razzien verströmen den Gestank des Faschismus

Eric London, 13. Juli 2019

Ab Sonntag plant die Trump-Regierung die größten Razzien gegen Einwanderer in der Geschichte der USA. 2.000 Familien müssen mit Verhaftungen und Abschiebungen rechnen.

Nach angeblichem Zwischenfall mit britischem Tanker
EU-Mächte drohen dem Iran

Alex Lantier, 13. Juli 2019

Obwohl der Kriegskurs der USA unpopulär ist, treten einflussreiche Teile der europäischen herrschenden Klasse dafür ein, dass Europa Trumps Provokationen gegen den Iran unterstützt.

Gastbeitrag für die Freiheit von Julian Assange
Der Krieg gegen den Journalismus ist ein Krieg gegen die Geisteswissenschaften

Monika Eisenhauer, 13. Juli 2019

Die unabhängige Historikerin Monika Eisenhauer erklärt die Bedeutung der Verteidigung von Julian Assange und fordert seine sofortige Freilassung.

„Deutschlandatlas“: Verfestigte Ungleichheit

Marianne Arens, 13. Juli 2019

Der „Deutschlandatlas“ der Bundesregierung lässt deutliche soziale und ökonomische Spaltungen erkennen.

Ein Nachtrag zur Trotzki-Konferenz in Kuba

Bill Van Auken, 13. Juli 2019

In einem Interview mit einer pablistischen Publikation macht der Organisator der Konferenz keinen Hehl aus deren explizit antitrotzkistischer Stoßrichtung.

Ehrenpreis für Margarethe von Trotta

Bernd Reinhardt, 13. Juli 2019

Bei der Verleihung der Deutschen Filmpreise Anfang Mai wurde die Regisseurin Margarethe von Trotta mit dem Ehrenpreis ausgezeichnet. Sie gehört zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Filmschaffenden der Nachkriegszeit.

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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 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.

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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 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 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

Three months since arrest of WikiLeaks publisher
UK government holds “media freedom” conference while imprisoning Assange

13 July 2019

The “media freedom” conference was held seven miles from Belmarsh Prison, where the world’s most famous persecuted journalist is jailed.

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Commentary

The case of Jeffrey Epstein and the depravity of America’s financial elite

By David Walsh, 13 July 2019

The resignation of Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump’s secretary of labor, is the latest development in the widening scandal surrounding American financier and “money manager for the super-rich” Jeffrey Epstein.

A postscript on Trotsky conference in Cuba

By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2019

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

House Democrats back facial recognition technology in Washington hearing

By Kevin Reed, 12 July 2019

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

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

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

More on the fight against fascism »

Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street’s demands

The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez

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

Arts Review

Bossa Nova pioneer, songwriter and musician João Gilberto dead at 88

By Hiram Lee, 13 July 2019

Together with the composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gilberto pioneered a “new wave” in Brazilian popular music during the mid-to-late 1950s that had a worldwide impact.

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

Free Assange and Manning

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

By Thomas Scripps, 11 July 2019

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 »

Workers Struggles

Indian aeronautic workers threaten national walkout; Pakistan power workers demand safe, permanent jobs; Taiwan union ends flight attendants’ strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

13 July 2019

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

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

By Marcus Day, 12 July 2019

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

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

Help autoworkers gear up for the battle ahead

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17,000 Walmart workers strike in Chile

By Andrea Lobo, 11 July 2019

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

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

Book Review

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

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

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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Obituary

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

By Fred Mazelis, 10 July 2019

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

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.