US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2019

The head of the US Central Command claimed that the “threat” from Iran remains “imminent” but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 June 2019

The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder over his role in the exposure of US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger

By Kevin Reed, 11 June 2019

The merger plan announced on Sunday will create a colossal military contractor valued at $100 billion.

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report

By Barry Grey, 11 June 2019

Rather than seriously challenging Trump’s authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.

Trump threatens immediate imposition of China tariffs if Xi does not attend G20

By Nick Beams, 11 June 2019

In an interview with CNBC, Trump attacked opponents of his tariff measures within US business groups and renewed his offensive against the Federal Reserve on interest rates and monetary policy.

Market surge continues on prospect of Fed rate cut

US job growth down sharply, wages stagnate

International Criminal Court filing on refugee policy charges EU with crimes against humanity

By Casey Gold, 11 June 2019

The request details how European officials consciously implemented policies that led to more than 14,000 refugee deaths in the Mediterranean in the last three years.

French state demands four months’ jail for “yellow vest” protester Eric Drouet

By Anthony Torres, 11 June 2019

The charges against Drouet are unfounded and underscore that a police state is being built in France.

German Interior Ministry attacks press freedom

By Gregor Link, 11 June 2019

Under the guise of the new secret service law, the uncovering of state crimes and preparations for dictatorship in Germany is now to be criminalized.

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens “push-back” to prevent a Corbyn Labour government

By Robert Stevens, 11 June 2019

Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

East London fire guts six-storey residential block on eve of Grenfell Tower inferno’s second anniversary

By Daniel O’Flynne, 11 June 2019

The Barking fire confirms the failure of the Conservative government, Labour-controlled authorities and private corporations to end the threat from substandard accommodation and the gutting of fire-safety regulations.

Free Reis Morris! Grenfell Tower campaigner imprisoned while those guilty of social murder walk free

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California

By Evan Blake, 11 June 2019

After striking for 14 days, New Haven teachers were pressured heavily to vote for the union’s sellout contract.

Reject NHTA sellout! Expand the strike to defend public education!

By the World Socialist Web Site Teacher Newsletter, 11 June 2019

The following statement was distributed to teachers in the New Haven school district in northern California who were voting Sunday on a union-backed deal that cuts real wages and opens the door to deep budget cuts.

New Zealand: Teacher at impoverished school speaks out against conditions that led to last month’s historic strike

By Tom Peters, 11 June 2019

The WSWS interviewed a New Zealand teacher, who revealed the growing crisis facing severely under-resourced schools in rural towns.

Australia: Worst economic slowdown since global financial crisis

By Mike Head, 11 June 2019

US-China trade war fears are compounding the impact of falling house prices, plunging construction work and declining real wages.

Australia: Telstra to destroy 10,000 contract jobs over two years

New in Russian

Американские и российские военные корабли едва не столкнулись в Филиппинском море

Кевин Рид, 11 июня 2019 г.

Совпав по времени с визитом в Россию президента Китая Си Цзиньпина, американский крейсер едва не столкнулся с российским противолодочным кораблем в Филиппинском море.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: ОЭСР призывает к углублению атак на рабочий класс

11 июня 2019 г.

С 7 по 8 июня 1994 года в Париже состоялась ежегодная конференция Организации экономического сотрудничества и развития, на которой собрались министры финансов, торговли и труда ведущих стран мира, чтобы обсудить и согласовать проект отчета организации.

New in Turkish

Çin’in ekonomik yavaşlaması: İşçi sınıfının karşı karşıya olduğu siyasi meseleler

Peter Symonds, 11 Haziran 2019

Eğer iade yasasına karşı mevcut protestolar ileriye taşınacaksa, geçmiş deneyimlerin derslerinin çıkarılması gerekiyor. Bunlar arasında da en başta, uğruna mücadele edilmesi gereken siyasi perspektif geliyor.

Matamoros’taki fiili grevler üzerine yeni broşür

11 Haziran 2019

Mehring Books, WSWS yazarı Andrea Lobo’nun yeni broşürü 2019 Matamoros İşçi Başkaldırısı ’nın yayınlandığını duyurmaktan memnuniyet duyar.

Normandiya Çıkarması’nın 75. yıldönümü ve artan emperyalist savaş tehlikesi

Bill Van Auken, 11 Haziran 2019

Avustralya Federal Polisi yetkilileri, savaş suçları üzerine haber yapan gazetecilerin gözünü korkutmak amacıyla, basın özgürlüğüne yönelik apaçık bir saldırı gerçekleştirerek, iki ayrı haber bürosuna baskın yaptılar.

New in Spanish

Protestas masivas estallan en Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 11 junio 2019

La lucha por los derechos democráticos en Hong Kong solo avanzará en la medida en que esté orientada y apoye las luchas de los trabajadores chinos por sus derechos democráticos y sociales.

Huelga general contra el régimen militar paraliza Sudán

Niles Niemuth, 11 junio 2019

Las fotos y los videos publicados en las redes sociales mostraban calles vacías y mercados cerrados por todo el país.

Los Demócratas y el presidente mexicano colaboran con la represión antiinmigrante de Trump

Eric London, 11 junio 2019

Estados Unidos también anunció que alberga entre 3.000 y 4.000 niños inmigrantes en campos de internamiento en bases militares.

New in French

Une grève générale contre le régime militaire paralyse le Soudan

Niles Niemuth, 11 juin 2019

Des photos et des vidéos affichées sur les médias sociaux montraient des rues vides et des marchés fermés à travers le pays.

Des manifestations de masse éclatent à Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 11 juin 2019

La lutte pour les droits démocratiques à Hong Kong n’ira de l’avant que dans la mesure où elle se tournera vers les travailleurs chinois et défendra leurs droits démocratiques et sociaux.

Pour l’acte 30, les «gilets jaunes» réclament une transformation sociale

Anthony Torres, 11 juin 2019

10.000 manifestants selon le ministère de l’Intérieur, et 19.654 selon les «gilets jaunes» qui contestent les chiffres officiels, se sont mobilisés samedia pour l’acte XXX.

4 mois de prison requis contre le «gilet jaune» Eric Drouet

Anthony Torres, 11 juin 2019

Ces accusations à l’encontre de Drouet sont totalement dénuées de fondement et témoignent du fait qu’un État policier s’est développé en France.

New in Norwegian

Masseprotester bryter ut i Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 11. juni 2019

Kampen for demokratiske rettigheter i Hong Kong vil bare kunne føres videre i den grad den orienterer seg til, og taler for kinesiske arbeideres kamper for deres demokratiske og sosiale rettigheter.

Generalstreik mot miltærregimet bringer Sudan til stillstand

Niles Niemuth, 11. juni 2019

Bilder og video publisert på sosialmedier viste tomme gater og stengte markeder over hele landet.

Den tyske regjeringen forsvarer høyreekstremistprofessoren Jörg Baberowski

Johannes Stern, 11. juni 2019

Regjeringens klare stadfesting av Baberowski bekrefter advarslene fra Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) , og World Socialist Web Site.

Et brev til New York Times om gjenoppblussingen av antisemittisme i Tyskland

David North, 11. juni 2019

David North, internasjonal styreleder for redaksjonsrådet for World Socialist Web Site sendte dette brev til journalisten James Angelos som respons på hans nylig publiserte artikkel «Den nye tyske antisemittismen.»

New in German

Massenproteste in Hongkong

Peter Symonds, 11. Juni 2019

Der Kampf für demokratische Rechte in Hongkong hat nur Aussicht auf Erfolg, wenn er mit den Kämpfen der chinesischen Arbeiter um ihre demokratischen und sozialen Rechte zusammenkommt.

Bundestag verabschiedet verschärftes Abschiebegesetz

Peter Schwarz, 11. Juni 2019

Das neue Gesetz richtet sich vordergründig gegen Flüchtlinge und Migranten, ist aber Bestandteil eines systematischen Angriffs auf die demokratischen Rechte der gesamten Arbeiterklasse.

Sudan: Generalstreik gegen das Militärregime bringt das Land zum Erliegen

Niles Niemuth, 11. Juni 2019

Fotos und Videos in den sozialen Medien zeigen, dass im ganzen Land die Straßen leer und die Märkte geschlossen blieben.

Stoppt den stalinistischen Terror gegen die chinesischen Arbeiter!

Internationales Komitee der Vierten Internationale, 11. Juni 2019

Erklärung des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale 22. Juni 1989

New in Portuguese

Teórico referência do PT ataca “lixo branco” brasileiro

Miguel Andrade, 10 Junho 2019

O uso desse termo reacionário para descrever brancos pobres expõe o caráter anti-classe trabalhadora do PT.

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Perspective

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps

11 June 2019

The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump’s escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.

Earlier Perspectives »

History

The Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2019

What was lacking in the 1989 protests was not determination, audacity and courage, nor numbers, but revolutionary leadership—the essential problem facing the international working class in the 20th century.

Featured Commentary

A letter to the New York Times on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Germany

By David North, 8 June 2019

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North sent this letter to journalist James Angelos in response to his recently published article “The New German Anti-Semitism.”

German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski

More on the fight against fascism »

Revisiting the Central Park Five case in the #MeToo era

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

11 June 2019

The protests will demand that the Australian government take immediate action to prevent the WikiLeaks founder's extradition to the US and secure his complete freedom.

SEP Australia meetings on Labor’s election debacle and the defence of Assange

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 10 June 2019

Sri Lankan Trotskyists win strong support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

Australian police chief links media raids to US-led “Five Eyes” spy network

“Is there going to be a future for journalism?”
Australian media workers denounce police raids

The global war on journalism

Free Julian Assange! Free Chelsea Manning!
Attend UK public meetings to demand freedom of Assange and Manning!

27 May 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong

By Peter Symonds, 10 June 2019

General strike against military regime brings Sudan to a standstill

By Niles Niemuth, 10 June 2019

Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump’s anti-immigrant crackdown

By Eric London, 10 June 2019

More on North American immigrants »

Six months of AMLO: Jacobin defends the Mexican president

By Alex González, 8 June 2019

Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara makes a fool of himself

The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the rising threat of imperialist war

Responding to attacks on socialism
Bernie Sanders uses NY Times op-ed to reassure big business

Workers Struggles

Mexican teachers hold vigil over pay issues
Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 June 2019

Teachers in the state of Michoacán have begun a protest over millions of pesos in back pay, blockading streets around the Finance Secretariat in the capital Morelia.

Former ArcelorMittal steelworker speaks out on safety conditions and union repression

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 June 2019

Minnesota nurses seek united struggle as contracts for 13,000 Twin Cities hospital workers expire

By Jonas Boquist, 10 June 2019

“We went out with the nurses, we should go back with the nurses”
Mercy Health strikers in Toledo, Ohio denounce UAW sabotage of their struggle

Union sabotaging South Korean shipbuilding workers’ strike

By Ben McGrath, 10 June 2019

A call to action
Autoworkers must take contract fight into their own hands!

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 4 June 2019

Ford to close Bridgend engine plant in Wales, eliminating 1,700 jobs

More on autoworkers struggles »

Michigan governor announces closure of Benton Harbor High School

By Joseph Lorenz and JT Asher, 7 June 2019

Stop the closure of Benton Harbor schools! Defend public education!

Arts Review

Rocketman (Elton John) and Pavarotti, about the operatic tenor: Two lives in music

By Joanne Laurier, 7 June 2019

All Is True: Kenneth Branagh’s vision of William Shakespeare’s final days

XY Chelsea: A deeply flawed portrait of US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning

25 years ago: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered

On June 13, 1994, the wife of former professional football player and movie actor OJ Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson, was found brutally murdered outside her Brentwood, Los Angeles home, along with her friend Ron Goldman.

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50 years ago: Georges Pompidou elected as president of France

On June 15, 1969, Georges Pompidou was elected President of France, defeating Alain Poher of the Democratic Centre Party (CD) by 57 to 42 percent.

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75 years ago: Germany launches V1 weapons

On June 12, 1944, the first 10 German V1 rockets were launched from northern France. Four landed in London, causing six deaths and damaging railways, factories, hospitals and homes.

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100 years ago: American troops cross border into Mexico

On June 15, 1919, 3,600 American cavalry and infantry crossed the Santa Fe Bridge from El Paso, Texas to Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican side of the border in pursuit of the revolutionary army of Pancho Villa.

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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

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

The Fight Against Fascism

Successful book presentation of Why Are They Back? at the Heinrich Böll Library in Berlin

By our reporter, 30 May 2019

“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
Video: Christoph Vandreier’s full lecture at Wayne State

By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019

The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.

The Social Crisis in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan: “I don’t like the idea of selling my blood plasma for money, but I have to do what I’ve got to do”
US blood plasma industry targets poor and working class

By Carlos Delgado, 28 May 2019

“It feels like your whole life is a constant crisis”
US millennials describe life on the brink

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2019

The millennial generation in the US: Life on the brink

Socialist Equality Party

Aftermath of terrorist attack: Sri Lankan SEP public meeting warns about threat of dictatorship

By our reporters, 27 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party wins important support in Australian federal election

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 May 2019

Australian voters speak out
Workers and youth condemn major parliamentary parties

SGP European election candidate Andreas Niklaus speaks to Berlin bus drivers
“A war must be prevented at all costs”

By our reporters, 25 May 2019

A socialist perspective against fascism and war: Successful SGP election meeting in Berlin

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.

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018