Police launch mass arrests on Bastille Day in Paris

By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 15 July 2019

President Emmanuel Macron was booed and jeered as he drove in the motorcade down the Champs-Elysées on the traditional military parade Sunday morning.

Police crack down on undocumented workers occupying Paris Pantheon

House Democrats ratify $733 billion for US military

By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2019

The bill was passed with more than a dozen amendments, all of which will eventually be removed, to ensure the support of Democratic “progressives.”

“We want to get back everything we gave up”
Autoworkers determined to fight as contract talks open

By Jerry White, 15 July 2019

With the formal negotiations starting today autoworkers want to recoup years of UAW-backed wage and benefit concessions and substantially improve their wages and working conditions.

Thousands march in Chicago to demand end to US immigrant detention camps, raids and deportations

By Kristina Betinis, 15 July 2019

The event was aimed at containing the enormous social opposition to the extreme-right policies of the Trump administration and the Republicans, within the confines of the Democratic Party,

Voices from the protests against Trump’s attack on immigrants

By our reporters, 15 July 2019

The WSWS spoke with hundreds across the country, including Kare, a paralegal in New York City, who said, “Change certainly won’t be coming from the top. This has been going on too long, and now that people are aware of it, we have to stand up.”

Thousands protest immigrant concentration camps at vigils across the US

Trump’s raids and the stench of fascism

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Manhattan blackout affects tens of thousands of New Yorkers

By Josh Varlin, 15 July 2019

While its public infrastructure decays, New York City is home to the largest number of billionaires and millionaires in the world.

Hurricane Barry makes landfall in Louisiana as New Orleans avoids danger

By Tom Hall, 15 July 2019

The storm demonstrated the grossly inadequate level of disaster preparedness and infrastructure in what is supposedly the richest country on earth.

Strikes get “silent treatment” at NEA convention, as candidates take center stage

By Nancy Hanover, 15 July 2019

The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, met to promote the Democrats in 2020.

Talisman Sabre: US and Australia prepare for war with China

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2019

The massive military exercise in northern Australia, in preparation for conflict in the Indo-Pacific, has been treated as a non-event by the political and media establishment.

US-China trade negotiations at virtual standstill

By Nick Beams, 15 July 2019

While Beijing continues to maintain that it is open to discussions, the evidence indicates it has all but given up on any prospect of reaching an agreement.

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

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Podemos calls internal vote to enter PSOE-led Spanish government

By Alejandro López, 15 July 2019

Aware that its falling electoral support reflects growing social opposition to the entire political establishment, Podemos is seeking to obtain as many posts as possible.

Sri Lankan prime minister promotes US defence agreement

By Vijith Samarasinghe and K. Ratnayake, 15 July 2019

Although Wickremesinghe has tabled a planned Status of Forces Agreement with the US, its contents and political implications remain a secret for millions of Sri Lankans.

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Tres meses desde el arresto del editor de WikiLeaks
Gobierno británico celebra conferencia de la “libertad de prensa” mientras encarcela a Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 15 julio 2019

La conferencia de la “libertad de prensa” fue celebrada a solo 11 kilómetros de la prisión de Belmarsh, donde el periodista perseguido más famoso del mundo se encuentra detenido.

Miles protestan los campos de concentración para inmigrantes en vigilias en Estados Unidos

nuestros reporteros, 15 julio 2019

Las vigilias fueron un evento internacional, con al menos un evento que se llevó a cabo en cada uno de los estados de los Estados Unidos y en los cinco continentes.

“Panorama” de la BBC: la caza de brujas contra Corbyn y el Partido Laborista de falsos cargos de antisemitismo

Richard Tyler, 15 julio 2019

El programa fue el juicio por los medios de comunicación, proporcionando una plataforma para que los antiguos miembros del personal del Partido Laborista, políticamente hostiles, presentaran sus alegaciones conta el líder laborista.

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Le candidat de Trump au plus haut poste militaire américain appelle à renforcer les capacités nucléaires pour contrer la Chine

Bill Van Auken, 15 juillet 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. Le général Milley, proposé pour le poste de président des Chefs d'état-major conjoints des États-Unis, a prédit que les États-Unis seraient en confrontation avec la Chine au cours des 100 prochaines années.

Trois mois depuis l'arrestation de l'éditeur de WikiLeaks
Le gouvernement britannique organise une conférence sur la «liberté des médias» alors qu’il retient Assange en prison

Oscar Grenfell, 15 juillet 2019

La conférence «Liberté des médias» s’est tenue à quelques kilomètres de la prison de Belmarsh, où est emprisonné le journaliste persécuté le plus célèbre du monde.

Twitter supprime le compte de l'organisation de défense d'Assange

Mike Head, 15 juillet 2019

Unity4J, qui fait campagne contre la persécution du fondateur de WikiLeaks, n’a reçu aucune raison pour cette suspension.

«Amazon est un meurtrier et doit être arrêté»
Un travailleur du centre d’appel Amazon à Rabat au Maroc dénonce le harcèlement de l’entreprise

Will Morrow, 15 juillet 2019

Ismaila N’Diaye, un employé de 32 ans du service clientèle d’Amazon à Rabat, a dit que sa vie familiale a été détruite par l’entreprise.

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Drei Monate nach der Verhaftung des WikiLeaks-Herausgebers
Britische Regierung veranstaltet Konferenz zur „Medienfreiheit“, während Assange im Gefängnis sitzt

Oscar Grenfell, 15. Juli 2019

Der Konferenzort lag nur sieben Meilen vom Hochsicherheitsgefängnis Belmarsh entfernt, wo der berühmteste verfolgte Journalist der Welt einsitzt.

Trumps künftiger Generalstabschef fordert atomare Aufrüstung gegen China

Bill Van Auken, 15. Juli 2019

Laut General Milley, der als künftiger Vorsitzender der Joint Chiefs of Staff gilt, wird die Konfrontation zwischen den USA und China die nächsten 100 Jahre andauern.

Polizei vertreibt Arbeiter ohne Papiere mit Gewalt aus dem Pariser Panthéon

Alex Lantier, 15. Juli 2019

Am Freitagnachmittag besetzten etwa 700 Migranten ohne Papiere friedlich den Pariser Panthéon. Sie forderten die sofortige Anerkennung ihres Aufenthaltsrechts in Frankreich.

Schauprozess gegen Julian Assange
Richterin Emma Arbuthnot lehnt Rücktritt wegen Befangenheit ab

Thomas Scripps, 15. Juli 2019

Assanges Kopf muss um jeden Preis rollen, damit die kolonialen Eroberungskriege und der globale Krieg gegen die Arbeiterklasse geführt werden kann.

IWF: Deutschland gehört zu den ungleichsten Ländern der Welt

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15. Juli 2019

Die Exportstärke der deutschen Wirtschaft hat die Spaltung der Gesellschaft verstärkt. Das geht aus dem jüngsten Deutschland-Bericht des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) hervor.

Mehr als 6500 junge Lehrer und tausende Reinigungskräfte an Schulen im Sommer arbeitslos

Harold Hambacher, 15. Juli 2019

Auch 2019 sind vor den Sommerferien tausende, meist junge Lehrer trotz des bundesweit hohen Personalbedarfs in die Arbeitslosigkeit geschickt worden.

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Perspective

As Trump launches immigration raids
Democrats back mass deportations

15 July 2019

Regardless of immigration status, all workers must understand that they are the ultimate target of the anti-democratic methods used against immigrants.

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Free Assange and Manning

Rally in Melbourne demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 15 July 2019

Amid cold and wet weather, about 130 people rallied with determination to demand Assange’s freedom.

Melbourne rally participants speak in defence of Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 15 July 2019

UK: SEP wins support for Julian Assange at Durham Miners’ Gala

By our reporters, 15 July 2019

The gala is an annual labour movement event. Held for the first time in 1871, it attracts an estimated 200,000 attendees in celebration of the town’s coal mining heritage.

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

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

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The 2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Pete Buttigieg: The made-to-order political “outsider”

By Tom Hall, 15 July 2019

The sudden elevation of Buttigieg is an effort to shift the Democratic presidential campaign to the right, particularly on issues related to national security.

Socialist Equality Party Canada

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 July 2019

To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.

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

Arts Review

Sexual assault case in Massachusetts against actor Kevin Spacey threatens to fall apart

By Kayla Costa, 15 July 2019

The dismissal of the case would be a blow to the witch-hunt as a whole, which has ruined or threatened dozens of artists’ careers, creating an atmosphere of censorship and intimidation.

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

By Hiram Lee, 13 July 2019

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

By Joanne Laurier, 11 July 2019

25 years ago: Synagogue bombing kills 85 in Argentina

In the worst terrorist attack in the history of Argentina, a bomb blast on July 18, 1994, killed at least 85 people.

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50 years ago: Mary Jo Kopechne killed in accident at Chappaquiddick

After leaving a party on the night of July 18, 1969, on Chappaquiddick Island off the coast of Massachusetts, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into the water, resulting in the death of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

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75 years ago: Hitler escapes assassination attempt by military officers

On July 20, 1944, German military officers unsuccessfully sought to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as part of a failed attempt to overthrow his regime.

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100 years ago: Woodrow Wilson begins campaign for US ratification of Treaty of Versailles

On July 16, 1919, American President Woodrow Wilson invited 15 leading Republican senators to the White House for a series of discussions on the Treaty of Versailles and the establishment of the League of Nations, which many of them opposed.

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Commentary

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

By David Walsh, 13 July 2019

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

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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

Workers Struggles

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

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

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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.