Trump administration planning massive expansion of jails for immigrant children

By Eric London, 19 June 2018

The administration is building new facilities to house tens of thousands of immigrant children while refusing to process asylum applicants at the US-Mexico border.

“Something must be done quickly”
Child psychology expert warns of life-changing damage from child-parent separation of immigrants

By Eric London, 19 June 2018

Fulbright Scholar Chris Fradkin told the WSWS: “These children, if they are not reunited with their parents in the next week, will suffer because of this for the rest of their lives.”

Five die fleeing US immigration police as children spend Father’s Day in jail

Video shows Border Patrol vehicle fleeing after striking Native American man

Abolish Washington’s immigration Gestapo! Stop the persecution of immigrants!

More on North American immigration issues »

Thousands protest against Italian government’s closure of ports for refugee ships

By Marianne Arens, 19 June 2018

The unspeakable tragedy playing out in the Mediterranean will only be made worse by the new restrictions on rescue ships.

Clashing with Rome, Paris persecutes refugees at Italian border

Rent by crisis, German government adopts far-right refugee policy

By Johannes Stern, 19 June 2018

The statements of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer make clear that the grand coalition is adopting the refugee policy of the neo-fascist AfD.

Australian government denies palliative care to dying refugee

By Max Newman, 19 June 2018

Successive Australian governments have pioneered many of the brutal measures now being taken in Europe and the US.

Nine million truck drivers across India strike over increasing fuel prices

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 19 June 2018

Although fuel price hikes are affecting working people as a whole, the union bureaucrats are blocking any united struggle against this and other government austerity measures.

Battle rages for Hodeidah as Yemen faces threat of mass starvation

By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018

With 8 million already on the brink of famine and 22 million dependent upon food aid, the paralysis of Hodeidah threatens to claim millions of lives.

The siege of Hodeidah, Washington’s war crime in Yemen

Belhaj case lifts the veil on Britain’s dirty wars for regime change: Part one

By Jean Shaoul, 19 June 2018

The purpose of the deal between the UK government and Belhaj was to prevent any further embarrassing disclosures about the government’s collusion with Islamist forces at home and abroad.

Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building destroyed by fire fuelled by profit

By Steve James, 19 June 2018

Within hours, the British and Scottish governments refused to call a public inquiry into a fire which has reduced to ashes—for the second time in four years—a much loved and culturally significant public building.

Trump announces plans for “Space Force” as new military branch

By Tom Hall, 19 June 2018

Trump’s announcement comes out of preparations for war with Russia and China, amid concerns that the United States’ military supremacy in space is eroding.

Washington Post staff sign open letter to Jeff Bezos asking for fair pay and an end to attacks on benefits and conditions

By Alec Andersen, 19 June 2018

More than 400 workers at the paper released an open letter Thursday beseeching the newspaper’s owner and world’s richest man to intervene on their behalf in protracted contract negotiations.

Two hundred nurses at California hospital authorize strike

By Brian Dixon, 19 June 2018

The nurses have raised concerns over understaffing and the failure of the hospital to provide adequate “meal and break relief.”

New in Portuguese

Partido Obrero na Argentina busca “refundar” a Quarta Internacional em aliança com o Stalinismo

Eric London e Bill Van Auken, 19 de junho de 2018

A tentativa de criar uma tendência internacional suprimindo as lições da história da Quarta Internacional só pode resultar na traição da classe trabalhadora.

New in French

Le rassemblement de Sydney pour défendre Julian Assange : un pas en avant important

Linda Tenenbaum, 19 juin 2018

Le mouvement socialiste international et la classe ouvrière sont la force décisive dans la lutte pour la liberté d’Assange et pour tous les droits démocratiques.

En conflit avec Rome, Paris persécute les réfugiés à la frontière italienne

Athiyan Silva et Alex Lantier, 19 juin 2018

Tout en formulant de vaines critiques sur le refus insistant de Rome d’aider 629 réfugiés piégés à bord du navire Aquarius, Macron intensifie l’offensive de la France contre les réfugiés.

Une grève contre la privatisation bloque des sites énergétiques en France

Anthony Torres, 19 juin 2018

147 sites d’Enedis et d’Engie se sont mis en grève dont une centaine de bloqués contre la casse des statuts, pour des augmentations et la défense d’un service public.

New in Spanish

El mitin en Sídney para defender a Julian Assange: un importante paso adelante

Por Linda Tenenbaum, 19 junio 2018

El movimiento socialista internacional y la clase obrera constituyen la fuerza decisiva en la lucha por la libertad de Assange y la defensa de todos los derechos democráticos.

Cinco mueren huyendo de la policía de inmigración de EUA, mientras niños pasan el Día del Padre en la cárcel

Por Eric London, 19 junio 2018

Los cinco inmigrantes murieron en un choque en el sur de Texas, mientras siete otros fueron heridos en lo que la policía llamado “un buen trabajo policial”.

La disolución de ETA: un balance político del nacionalismo vasco—Segunda parte

Por Paul Mitchell y Alejandro López, 19 junio 2018

Esta es la segunda parte de una serie de tres partes sobre el grupo separatista vasco ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna —País Vasco y Libertad) anunciando su disolución.

New in Turkish

Sidney'deki Julian Assange'ı savunma mitingi: İleriye doğru önemli bir adım

Linda Tenenbaum, 19 Haziran 2018

17 Haziran Pazar günü, Sidney'in Belediye Sarayı Meydanı'nda, WikiLeaks'in editörü Julian Assange'ın derhal ve koşulsuz özgürlüğü uğruna mücadele etmek için bir gösteri düzenlendi.

"Malcolm Turnbull'dan Assange'ı savunmasını istemiyor, ona emrediyoruz!"
Video: Sidney'deki Julian Assange'a Özgürlük Mitingi

19 Haziran 2018

Pazar günü Sidney Belediye Sarayı Meydanı'nda Julian Assange'ın güvenli bir şekilde Avustralya'ya geri dönmesini talep etmek için düzenlenen gösteriye yüzlerce kişi katıldı. Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi tarafından örgütlenen mitingde, SEP'in (Avustralya) ulusal sekreteri James Cogan ile bağımsız gazeteci ve film yapımcısı John Pilger birer konuşma yaptı.

Grenfell Yangını Forumu Assange'a özgürlük talep eden gece nöbetlerini destekliyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 19 Haziran 2018

SEP’in önayak olduğu Grenfell Yangını Forumu, Assange'ın karşı karşıya olduğu yakın tehlikeleri tartıştı ve onun özgürlüğünü talep eden kampanyayı destekleyen kararı kabul etti.

New in Russian

1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 5: Центристская линия OCI (1)

Петер Шварц, 18 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.

New in Italian

Il governo italiano respinge la nave Aquarius con 629 profughi a bordo

Marianne Arens, 15 giugno 2018

Un decreto del nuovo governo italiano di destra ha prevenuto che una nave con a bordo più di 600 profughi approdasse in Italia. Questo e il risultato delle politiche dell’UE sui profughi.

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The death of Ed Sadlowski and the demise of trade union reformism

19 June 2018

The failure of the reform movement headed by Sadlowski in the United Steelworkers and similar efforts in other unions foundered on the conflict between the needs of workers and the pro-capitalist program to which the unions are wedded.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Argentina’s Partido Obrero suppresses questions on alliance with Russian Stalinist with ties to neo-fascism

By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018

Presented to the Partido Obrero’s membership as a “comrade” in “refounding” the Fourth International, Darya Mitina has ties to fascists throughout Europe.

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

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Defend Julian Assange!

Support global rallies today to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 19 June 2018

“The vigils being held across the world in solidarity with the WikiLeaks founder are of immense importance.”

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia, to a rally organised by the SEP in defence of Julian Assange last Sunday in Sydney.

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

Addressing last Sunday's SEP rally in Sydney, well-known filmmaker and documentarian, John Pilger exposed the role of Labor and Coalition governments, along with prominent journalists and editors in the ongoing persecution of Julian Assange.

“We’re not asking Malcolm Turnbull to defend Assange, we are telling him!”
Watch: Rally to Free Julian Assange held in Sydney

18 June 2018

More voices from the Sydney rally to free Julian Assange

By our reporters, 19 June 2018

“Freedom of thought and expression is what this kind of rally brings. They’re trying to make an example out of Assange to silence all of us.”

UK residents demand release of Julian Assange, support international vigils

By our reporters, 19 June 2018

Leading up to today’s vigil at the Ecuador Embassy in London, the SEP in Britain has been contacted with messages of support, demanding freedom for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange.

“The media and government want to keep us silent.”
Students and workers in Iowa demand freedom for Julian Assange

By Marcus Day and George Marlowe, 19 June 2018

There is widespread support for Assange and the role he has played in exposing the crimes of American imperialism.

Workers and young people speak out after Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange

By our reporters, 18 June 2018

Worldwide vigils and rallies tomorrow to defend Julian Assange

18 June 2018

Grenfell Fire Forum endorses vigils to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 18 June 2018

Join the June 17 demonstration in Sydney and June 19 rallies to defend WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 16 June 2018

The Sydney rally to defend Julian Assange: An important step forward

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 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 the campaign to free Julian Assange »


By their friends you will know them: The International Socialist Organization and American imperialism

By Joseph Kishore, 15 June 2018

The ISO and the imperialist politics of the pseudo-left

Russian authorities ordered destruction of documents on Stalin’s terror

By Clara Weiss, 18 June 2018

Washington launches trade war measures against China

By Ben McGrath, 16 June 2018

The Democratic National Committee lawsuit against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: A major attack on press freedom

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

Pentagon Papers lawyer James Goodale on DNC lawsuit: “The Democrats are establishing possibly a precedent that diminishes First Amendment freedoms”

By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (UK) meetings on war and censorship: “War preparations are powered by lies”

By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland addressed recent public meetings in England, Scotland and Ireland titled “War, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement.”

Fifty years of the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka
Arm the working class with the program of socialist internationalism and with revolutionary leadership!

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 16 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold lectures to mark its 50th anniversary

Sri Lanka SEP files fundamental rights case against Colombo Municipal Council

Arts Review

The late American novelist Philip Roth attacked as a “misogynist”

By David Walsh, 18 June 2018

The Rachel Divide: A Netflix documentary on the identity politics uproar over “transracial” Rachel Dolezal

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2018

A welcome development:
Actor Geoffrey Rush to return to stage with Melbourne Theatre Company

By Richard Phillips, 14 June 2018

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Help us expose the CIA Democrats! Donate today!

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Thousands gather to mark first anniversary of Grenfell Tower inferno

By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2018

Grenfell Silent Marchers speak
“I have woken up to the fact that class war still exists, it’s alive and kicking”

25 years ago: Supreme Court rules against Haitian refugees

On June 22, 1993, in the case of Sale v. Haitian Centers Council, the US Supreme Court upheld the Bush and Clinton administrations’ policy of intercepting fleeing Haitians at sea and returning them to Haiti without asylum hearings.

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50 years ago: Police assault shuts down the Poor People’s Campaign

On June 24, 1968, after six weeks of protest, Resurrection City, the encampment created by the Poor People’s Campaign on the mall in Washington DC, was forcibly shut down by police.

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75 years ago: Fascists instigate race riots in Detroit

On June 22, 1943, violent clashes took place in Detroit, Michigan, as a result of racist agitation by the Ku Klux Klan and other fascistic groups, whose activities had been tacitly endorsed by the police and government authorities.

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100 years ago: Bolshevik leader Volodarsky assassinated in Petrograd

On June 20, 1918, V. Volodarsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Party’s Petrograd Committee and the editor of the popular Krasnaya Gazeta (Red Gazette), was shot to death.

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

By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018

Autoworkers struggles

Detroit autoworkers speak out on UAW corruption scandal

Read the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter:

“They’re getting more money and we’re losing workers”
In wake of UAW convention, Lordstown GM workers speak out on layoffs

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 June 2018

“Everything they took from us needs to be returned, plus the money they stole”
Growing outrage from autoworkers over UAW bribery scandal

More on autoworkers issues »


Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

14 June 2018

Turkish sympathizing group of the ICFI adopts new name

By the Socialist Equality Group (Turkey), 8 June 2018

Toplumsal Esitlik (TE–the Social Equality Group) has changed its name to Sosyalist Esitlik (SE–Socialist Equality Group).

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

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

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.


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.