“I saw officers with assault rifles, dogs and helicopters everywhere”
Mass immigration raids shatter Ohio communities

By Eric London and Will Morrow, 7 June 2018

Tuesday’s Gestapo-style raid is a warning to the entire working class.

Military-style raids sweep up 114 immigrant workers in Ohio

Trump administration holds mass trials of immigrants under “Zero Tolerance” policy

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G7 conflict set to deepen at leaders’ summit

By Nick Beams, 7 June 2018

The G7 has been called the G6 plus one, as Canada, the EU and Japan seek to coordinate their response to US tariffs.

US primary elections in eight states confirm rightward shift by Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

At least five candidates with a background in the national-security apparatus won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, continuing a year-long trend.

Socialist Equality Party wins significant vote in California primary elections

By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018

David Moore, the SEP candidate for Senate, won 14,465 votes, or 0.4 percent, and Kevin Mitchell, the SEP candidate for House in the 51st district, received 900 votes, or 1.9 percent.

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Judge in Stanford sexual assault case recalled from office following law-and-order campaign

By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018

There is nothing remotely progressive in the campaign to recall judge Aaron Persky, which was centered on demands for harsher sentencing of those convicted of sexual assault.

The right-wing campaign over the Stanford University sexual assault case

Oxford Union debating society threatened with legal action over censoring criticism of CIA

By Thomas Scripps, 7 June 2018

The February 27 event is not being censored on legal grounds or on the basis that “sensitive information” has been revealed, but because it is deemed necessary to suppress critical opposition to the US security apparatus and its activities.

Israel’s Netanyahu tours Europe to advocate action against Iran

By Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2018

For all their differences with Trump, and evident distaste for Netanyahu, the European leaders did not seek to distance themselves from his demands because they know he speaks for Washington.

Notes on police violence
Cop who punched woman on New Jersey beach will not face charges

By Trévon Austin, 7 June 2018

In a video viewed over 7,000,000 times, an officer can be seen punching the woman twice.

Notes on Police Violence
Jersey Shore beachgoer beaten after refusing to give last name

Video of Chelsea Manning “wellness check” highlights threat posed by police to mentally ill in US

More on police violence in America »

Australia’s disability scheme prepares to restrict access for people with autism

By Max Newman, 7 June 2018

The move to reduce autism services underscores the cost-cutting character of the NDIS.

Vote no to sellout of New Zealand nurses! Build rank-and-file committees!

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 7 June 2018

The SEG calls on health workers to break from the unions, build new organisations and fight to unite the working class against the Labour government’s pro-business agenda.

New in Russian

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 3: Как JCR Алена Кривина покрывала предательства сталинизма

Петер Шварц, 7 июня 2018 г.

Пятьдесят лет назад, в мае-июне 1968 года, всеобщая забастовка поставила Францию ​​на грань пролетарской революции. Данная серия статей, состоящая из восьми частей, описывает эти события и рассматривает их политические уроки для сегодняшнего дня.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Чехословацкий корпус поддерживает создание первого антисоветского правительства в России

7 июня 2018 г.

8 июня 1918 года первое на территории России антисоветское правительство было образовано под покровительством Чехословацкого корпуса — вооруженной силы численностью около 60 тысяч человек из числа бывших военнопленных, захваченных царской армией в годы Первой мировой войны.

New in French

Un rapport d'Amnesty International trouve que les États-Unis sont coupables de crimes de guerre en Syrie

Bill Van Auken, 7 juin 2018

Le rapport documente la mort de centaines de civils lors du siège de Raqqa par les Etats-Unis l'année dernière dont le massacre de familles entières.

L'assassinat de Robert F. Kennedy et la fin du libéralisme américain

Patrick Martin, 7 juin 2018

Les événements de 1968 ont marqué la fin effective de toute perspective de réforme sociale du capitalisme américain

En réponse à Macron, Merkel appelle au militarisme européen et à l’austérité financière

Alex Lantier, 7 juin 2018

Si Merkel a approuvé les appels du président français au militarisme et aux attaques contre les réfugiés, elle a peu soutenu sa demande pour plus d’investissements et de garanties contre de nouvelles crises de la dette.

Licenciement de masse chez le géant de la distribution Carrefour

Anthony Torres, 7 juin 2018

Environ 2.000 salariés risquent de perdre leur postes, seuls 29 des 273 magasins ex-Dia dont Carrefour veut se séparer ayant trouvé des acheteurs.

Le SEP tient une réunion à Paris sur le cinquantenaire de la grève générale de Mai 1968

nos journalistes, 7 juin 2018

Dimanche à Paris, le Parti de l’égalité socialiste a tenu une réunion publique pour discuter les leçons politiques de la grève générale de mai 1968.

New in German

Der Mord an Robert F. Kennedy und das Ende des amerikanischen Liberalismus

Patrick Martin, 7. Juni 2018

Die Ereignisse von 1968 markierten das Ende jeder Aussicht auf liberale Reformen unter dem amerikanischen Kapitalismus.

Merkels Antwort auf Macron: mehr EU-Militär und Sparprogramme

Alex Lantier, 7. Juni 2018

Merkel unterstützt zwar die französischen Forderungen nach Aufrüstung und Angriffen auf Flüchtlinge, aber sie schlägt nur wenige Investitionen und keine Garantien bei Finanzkrisen vor.

Süditalien: Erntehelfer aus Mali erschossen

Marianne Arens, 7. Juni 2018

Nur wenige Stunden, nachdem die rassistische Regierung vereidigt war, wurde der afrikanische Erntehelfer und Gewerkschaftsaktivist Soumaila Sacko in den Kopf geschossen.

Amnesty International: USA haben in Syrien Kriegsverbrechen begangen

Bill Van Auken, 7. Juni 2018

Der Bericht dokumentiert den Tod von hunderten ziviler Opfer während der US-Belagerung Rakkas, darunter Massaker an ganzen Familien.

Facebook- Sicherheitschef: „Nicht alle Informationen sind gleichwertig.“

Andre Damon, 7. Juni 2018

Ein Facebook-Vertreter erklärte letzte Woche bei einer Militärkonferenz, der Zensurapparat seines Unternehmens gehe gegen Gruppen vor, die sich „ignoriert oder unterdrückt fühlen“ und deren „Ziel“ es sei, „radikale Politik zu fördern“.

New in Spanish

El asesinato de Robert F. Kennedy y el fin del liberalismo estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 7 junio 2018

Los eventos de 1968 marcaron el fin efectivo de cualquier posibilidad de reformas liberales bajo el capitalismo estadounidense.

Informe de Amnistía Internacional declara a Estados Unidos culpable de crímenes de guerra en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 7 junio 2018

El reporte documenta la muerte de cientos de civiles en el sitio de Raqqa por parte de los EUA el año pasado, incluyendo la masacre de familias enteras.

Jefe de Petrobras renuncia mientras que los camioneros brasileños acaban la huelga

Por Miguel Andrade, 7 junio 2018

Los bloqueos de los camioneros tuvieron un abrumador apoyo mayoritario como acto de Resistencia contra el sufrimiento económico por cientos de millones de brasileños.

1968: La huelga general y la revuelta estudiantil en Francia

Por Peter Schwarz, 7 junio 2018

Hace cincuenta años, en mayo-junio de 1968, una huelga general llevó a Francia al borde de una revolución proletaria. Esta serie de ocho partes describe los acontecimientos y extrae las lecciones políticas para hoy.

New in Arabic

لبناء استراتيجية الطبقة العاملة في مواجهة إعادة تقسيم الشرق الأوسط من قبل الإمبريالية

١٠ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

قامت إمبريالية الولايات المتحدة بالتنسيق مع شريكتها الصغيرة إسرائيل بإشعال فتيل هجوم واسع النطاق على المستوى السياقعسكري وديبلوماسي واقتصادي ضد إيران.

New in Italian

L’estrema destra al potere in Italia

Peter Schwarz, 4 giugno 2018

Il nuovo governo, inaugurato venerdì a Roma, è il più a destra da quando nel 1945 crollò il regime fascista del Duce Benito Mussolini.

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Perspective

US war crimes in Syria exposed

7 June 2018

Unlike the hysteria generated over the fake gas attack in Douma earlier this year, the revelations of massive US war crimes in Raqqa have been treated as a non-event by the media.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Workers Party in Argentina seeks to “refound” Fourth International in alliance with Stalinism

By Eric London and Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2018

The attempt to create an international tendency based on suppressing the lessons of the history of the Fourth International can result only in the betrayal of the working class.

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

By David North, 7 June 2018

This examination and exposure of the inveterate opportunism of Savas Michael-Matsas, was originally published on August 11, 1989 and appeared in the Fourth International magazine.

Defend Julian Assange!

Free Julian Assange rallies called in Sri Lanka and India

7 June 2018

The SEP and supporters of the ICFI will demonstrate in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, and Sriperumbudur, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka: Filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage and author Aruna Premarathne endorse Julian Assange campaign

7 June 2018

“Only those who are anti-democratic or against humanity could say what Julian did is a crime.”

Sri Lankan workers and students defend Julian Assange

By our correspondents, 7 June 2018

Many of those who spoke to the WSWS compared the attacks on WikiLeaks to the Sri Lankan government’s measures against journalists.

Demand freedom for Julian Assange! Join the demonstration in Sydney on June 17!

Ten weeks incommunicado: Conspiracy builds to force Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy

Ecuadorian foreign minister asserts treatment of Assange is “not censorship”

Free Julian Assange! Support the June 19 vigil in London

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 June 2018

“I don’t think Assange will be forgiven by our rulers because he educated the world”
Join the June 19 London vigil demanding freedom for Julian Assange!

By Robert Stevens, 30 May 2018

For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists

23 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

Arts Review

The #MeToo movement and the case against Charlie Chaplin: How and why the American establishment constructs sex scandals

By David Walsh, 7 June 2018

With the help of the American media, J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI concocted a sexual and political smear campaign that damaged Chaplin’s film career, isolating him from his audience and eventually forcing him to leave the US in 1952.

Solo: A Star Wars Story—Adventure without much substance

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 June 2018

Commentary

“I’m not Bob Rae”
Horwath seeks to disingenuously disassociate Canada’s NDP from its right-wing record

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 7 June 2018

With her absurd claim that the anti-worker policies pursued by the only ever Ontario NDP government were an aberration, Horwath is seeking to conceal the fact that social democratic governments the world over have played a key role in enforcing capitalist austerity.

Amnesty International report finds US guilty of war crimes in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2018

“Absolute right to pardon myself”
Trump expands claims of autocratic power

By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018

Germany: AfD leader Gauland and the hypocritical response to Nazi rehabilitation

By Ulrich Rippert, 6 June 2018

Extreme-right Italian government takes shape

By Marianne Arens, 6 June 2018

Merkel calls for EU militarism, financial austerity in reply to Macron

By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2018

A day of reaction at the US Supreme Court

By Eric London, 5 June 2018

Facebook security officer: Not all speech is “created equal”

By Andre Damon, 5 June 2018

History

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the end of American liberalism

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 8—The centrist line of the OCI (4)

By Peter Schwarz, 6 June 2018

Fifty years ago, in May–June 1968, a general strike brought France to the brink of proletarian revolution. This eight-part series describes the events and draws the political lessons for today.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

By our correspondent, 6 June 2018

SEP holds Paris meeting on 50 years since May 1968 general strike

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

Workers Struggles

“If they could, they would hire us for $1 an hour”
UPS workers vote to authorize strike as anger grows over company concession demands

By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2018

CWA continues token strikes at AT&T Midwest—workers demand decisive struggle

By Shannon Jones, 4 June 2018

One million Indian bank employees and thousands of Sri Lankan railway workers strike

By our correspondents, 1 June 2018

French rail workers strike at a crossroads

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 1 June 2018

The way forward for French workers
Build rank-and-file committees to oppose Macron’s austerity measures!

General strike in Greece against Syriza’s latest austerity package

By Robert Stevens, 31 May 2018

Featured Report

“Government propaganda and the war on terror from 9/11 to Syria”
Journalists and academics expose UK’s criminal actions in the Middle East

By Julie Hyland, 31 May 2018

War, propaganda and smears: An interview with Professor Piers Robinson
Part three

25 years ago: Eight immigrants die in wreck of Golden Venture on Rockaway Beach

On June 6, 1993, the wreck of the freighter Golden Venture revealed how Chinese immigrant workers were packed into the holds of ships and smuggled into the United States to work as sweatshop labor.

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50 years ago: Yugoslav students protest over jobs and inequality

Throughout the week of June 3-10, 1968, students at the University of Belgrade began marching against economic reforms that had created high unemployment and holding meetings to debate and discuss the political situation.

More »

75 years ago: Military coup in Argentina

On June 4, 1943, military forces staged a coup d’état, overthrowing the Argentine government of President Ramón Castillo and preventing the installation of his hand-picked successor.

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100 years ago: Czech Legion backs formation of first anti-Soviet government in Russia

On June 8, 1918, the first anti-Soviet government was established on Russian territory under the protection of the Czech Legion, an armed force of some 60,000 former prisoners of war captured by Tsarist armies in World War I.

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May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 May 2018

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.