17 August 2018

New CDC estimates: A record 72,000 US drug overdose deaths in 2017

By Kate Randall, 17 August 2010

The catastrophic toll of opioid deaths, which is driving falling life expectancies, casts a grim light on the state of America in the 21st century.

Late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lied to federal investigators about gift to UAW official

By Marcus Day, 17 August 2018

The latest revelation of bribery in the ongoing UAW corruption scandal follows Monday’s statement by lawyers for an indicted Chrysler executive that the conspiracy “started long before” 2009.

UAW bribery predated 2009, lawyer for former Fiat Chrysler executive tells court

Political recriminations as death toll rises in Genoa bridge collapse

By Marianne Arens, 17 August 2018

Leaders of the right-wing coalition government of Lega and the FiveStars Movement rushed to the city to pretend concern for the victims ofthe tragedy.

At least 35 killed in Italy bridge collapse

050 Turkey

17 August 2018

The global implications of the Turkish lira crisis

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

By Andrea Lobo, 17 August 2018

As the Trump administration escalates its onslaught against Venezuela and other countries internationally, technology corporations are stepping up censorship of sites critical of US policy.

Vehicle crashes claim lives of 16 migrant workers in Italy

By Allison Smith, 17 August 2018

The deadly vehicle crashes—caused by sheer greed for profit at the expense of the labourers—are by no means separated from the extremely right-wing course of the government in Rome.

UK artists’ visa refusals highlight tightened legislation against migrants

By Paul Bond, 17 August 2018

Implementation of the repressive Control Order was confirmed in operational guidance to border staff last month.

070 PQ left feint for October elections

17 August 2018

Private prison corporation CoreCivic facing multiple lawsuits for endangering Tennessee inmates

By Keisha Gibbs, 17 August 2018

Nashville-based private prison company CoreCivic continues to reap profits despite numerous lawsuits.

080 Australian government divided over energy policy and tax cuts

17 August 2018

090 Australia: Transport unions call off bus strike

17 August 2018

New in French

Un avocat de l'ex-chef de Fiat Chrysler déclare au tribunal que la corruption de l'UAW est bien antérieure à 2009

Shannon Jones, 16 août 2018

Dans un memorandum sur la détermination des peines, l’avocat d‘Alphons Iacobelli a affirmé que la corruption des responsables du syndicat UAW remontait à « bien des années » avant la période retenue par les procureurs, et qu‘elle impliquait bien plus de responsables

Crise turque et menace de guerre mondiale

Bill Van Auken, 16 août 2018

Derrière l’attaque irresponsable et punitive menée par Washington contre l’économie turque il y a des objectifs géostratégiques prédateurs qui menacent d’entraîner l’humanité dans une nouvelle guerre mondiale.

L'enquête du procureur spécial Mueller cherche à impliquer WikiLeaks et Julian Assange dans « l'ingérence russe »

James Cogan, 16 août 2018

Les prétendues preuves de liens entre les services de renseignement russes, la campagne électorale de Trump et WikiLeaks sont creuses au point d’être ridicules.

Il faut mettre fin au complot des Teamsters et d’UPS! Mobilisez l’opposition à l’entente de trahison!

WSWS UPS Workers Newsletter, 16 août 2018

Le syndicat des Teamsters maintient les travailleurs dans le noir le plus complet, une semaine après avoir donné son appui à l’entente de réduction des coûts.

Conflit diplomatique entre le Canada et l’Arabie saoudite après les remontrances d’Ottawa sur les droits de la personne

Roger Jordan, 16 août 2018

Malgré les événements de la semaine dernière, le Canada – comme en témoigne ses accords de 15 milliards de dollars de ventes d’armes avec Riyad – reste un allié inébranlable du régime absolutiste saoudien.

Erdogan accuse les Etats-Unis de le « poignarder dans le dos » alors que la crise s'intensifie en Turquie

Bill Van Auken, 15 août 2018

Le président turc s'est engagé à exercer des représailles contre les « traîtres » qui minent l'économie alors que la livre a chuté précipitamment lundi.

Qu'est-ce que le socialisme authentique?

Joseph Kishore, 15 août 2018

Un sondage Gallup publié hier a révélé que, pour la première fois, un plus grand nombre de jeunes et d’électeurs plutôt partisans du Parti démocrate ont une vision plus favorable du socialisme qu’ils ne l'ont du capitalisme.

Les sociaux-démocrates allemands lancent une campagne xénophobe à propos des allocations familiales

Christopher Lehmann, 15 août 2018

Au journal télévisé, le maire SPD de Duisbourg a pesté contre les ressortissants de l’UE alléguant qu‘ils se ruaient vers l’Allemagne pour obtenir fraduleusement des prestations sociales.

New in German

Die globalen Auswirkungen der türkischen Lira-Krise

Nick Beams, 17. August 2018

Mit zunehmender Intensität des Wirtschaftskrieges droht zehn Jahre nach der Finanzkrise von 2008 das Kartenhaus zusammenzubrechen, das seither durch die milliardenschwere Rettungsaktion des globalen Bankensystems geschaffen wurde.

Die Krise in der Türkei trifft die Arbeiterklasse

Halil Celik, 17. August 2018

Der freie Fall der türkischen Lira gegenüber dem US-Dollar und dem Euro hat unmittelbare Auswirkungen auf die Preise von Waren und Dienstleistungen.

Pennsylvania: Katholische Priester haben tausende Kinder missbraucht

Patrick Martin, 17. August 2018

Im Bericht der Grand Jury heißt es: „Priester vergewaltigten kleine Jungen und Mädchen. Und die verantwortlichen Gottesmänner haben nicht nur nichts dagegen unternommen, sie haben jahrzehntelang alles vertuscht.“

Das Debakel der Neonazis in Washington

Patrick Martin, 17. August 2018

Nach einer riesigen Medienkampagne tauchten bei der „Kundgebung“ am Sonntag vor dem Weißen Haus nicht einmal zwei Dutzend Neonazis auf.

New in Norwegian

De globale implikasjonene av den tyrkiske lira-krisen

Nick Beams, 16. august 2018

Ti år etter finanskrisen i 2008 truer den økende intensitet av økonomisk krigføring med å kollapse det finansielle korthuset som ble opprettet av multi-billioner-dollar-kausjoneringene av det globale banksystemet.

Den tyrkiske krisen rammer arbeidstakerne

Halil Celik, 16. august 2018

Tyrkiske liras frie fall mot US-dollaren og euroen har umiddelbare konsekvenser for prisene på varer og tjenester.

Storjury påstår: Hundrevis av katolske prester misbrukte tusenvis av barn i Pennsylvania

Patrick Martin, 16. august 2018

Ifølge storjury-rapporten: «Prester voldtok små gutter og jenter, og de Guds menn som var ansvarlige, ikke bare gjorde de ingenting: de dekket over alt sammen. I flere tiår.»

New in Spanish

La crisis turca y la amenaza de una guerra mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 16 agosto 2018

Detrás del imprudente y castigador ataque de Washington contra la economía turca, hay objetivos geoestratégicos predatorios que amenazan con arrastrar a la humanidad hacia una nueva guerra mundial.

La investigación de Mueller busca implicar a WikiLeaks y Julian Assange en la “injerencia rusa”

Por James Cogan, 16 agosto 2018

Las supuestas pruebas de vínculos entre la inteligencia rusa, la campaña de Trump y WikiLeaks están tan raídas que son ridículas.

Cables revelan el papel directo del director de la CIA Haspel de la tortura en un lugar oculto en Tailandia

Por E.P. Milligan, 16 agosto 2018

Los 16 cables de Haspel publicados por el Archivo de Seguridad Nacional contienen escenas dignas un calabozo medieval.

"Tuve que vender mi teléfono celular para pagar por comida"
Trabajador español de Amazon, despedido por una lesión, enfrenta la posibilidad de quedarse sin hogar

Por Eric London, 16 agosto 2018

¡Romped la conspiración de UPS-Teamsters! ¡Movilizar la oposición al contrato de traición!

Por el Boletín de Trabajadores de UPS del WSWS, 16 agosto 2018

El sindicato Teamsters está manteniendo a los trabajadores completamente desinformados, cinco días después de que respaldaran un contrato para recortar costos laborales.

Resolución del Quinto Congreso Nacional del PSI (EUA)
El resurgir de la lucha de clases y las tareas del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad: Tercera Parte

16 agosto 2018

Esta resolución fue adoptada por unanimidad por el Congreso del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, celebrado del 22 al 27 de julio.

New in Russian

Документам кандидата Партии Социалистического Равенства в Мичигане не выдвинуто претензий

От нашего корреспондента, 9 августа 2018 г.

Государственная избирательная комиссия штата Мичиган не ранее 7 сентября примет решение, будет ли кандидат Партии Социалистического Равенства Найлс Нимут включен в избирательные бюллетени. Однако срок подачи претензий со стороны других групп, таких как Демократическая партия, истек.

New in Arabic

المجلس العسكري المصري یمد حالة الطوارئ ويسيطر على وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعیة

٢٢ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٨

بعد خمس سنوات من الانقلاب العسكري الذي وقع في 3 یولیو / تموز 2013 ضد الرئیس الإخواني محمد مرسي والمذبحة التي راح ضحیتها أكثر من 1000 تابعا له في شوارع القاهرة ، یقوم النظام العسكري للدكتاتور عبد الفتاح السیسي ، المدعوم من القوى الغربية ، بتكثیف إرهابه المعادي للثورة.

New in Italian

Cos’è la “nostra democrazia”?

Eric London, 31 luglio 2018

Al centro dell'isteria anti-russa guidata dal Partito Democratico è l'affermazione che la Russia e il suo presidente, Vladimir Putin, minacciano la “nostra democrazia”.

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Perspective

Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA Chief Brennan: Ruling class warfare intensifies

17 August 2018

The warfare within the American state pits against each other two deeply reactionary factions of the capitalist ruling elite, personified by Trump and Brennan.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

German government places Socialist Equality Party on subversive watch-list

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 16 August 2018

Last month Germany’s domestgic intelligence agency added the Socialist Equality Party to its official list of “left-wing extremist” organizations subject to state monitoring.

Security and the Fourth International

205 SecFI pt 4

17 August 2018

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part three

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part two

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district launches website

16 August 2018

Visit our new website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

Tragic house fire takes three lives in Lincoln Park, Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 14 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns among UPS workers in Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 15 August 2018

I spoke with UPS workers who expressed deep anger over their conditions and the sellout contract that the Teamsters union is seeking to impose.

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
Free Julian Assange!

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

Workers Struggles

230 Workers Struggles

17 August 2018

Opposition mounts to UPS-Teamsters conspiracy as union announces contract for airline mechanics

By Will Morrow, 16 August 2018

Break the UPS-Teamsters conspiracy! Mobilize opposition to the sellout contract!

UPS pays out $700 million to stockholders: An object lesson in the operation of capitalism

More on the struggle at UPS »

Fifteen workers hospitalized after explosion at US Steel mill south of Detroit

By Jessica Goldstein, 13 August 2018

Commentary

Australian Daily Telegraph lawyers plead “truth defence” in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

By Richard Phillips, 16 August 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witchhunt »

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

By James Cogan, 15 August 2018

Growing support for socialism in the United States

By Joseph Kishore, 14 August 2018

What the neo-Nazi debacle in Washington showed

By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2018

Defend the Student Council! Stop the right-wing conspiracy at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018

US: The “public charge” rule’s effects on legal immigrant families

By Jill Lux, 13 August 2018

More on the attack on immigrants »

Arts Review

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman: The illogic of racialism

By David Walsh, 16 August 2018

Acoustic Classics—the new old songs of Rodney Crowell

By Hiram Lee, 15 August 2018

Mehring Books

Two new pamphlets from Mehring Books

15 August 2018

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that two new pamphlets—The World Socialist Web Site and the Defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and The 2018 Teacher Rebellion—are available for online purchase.

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I had to sell my cell phone to pay for food”
Spanish Amazon worker, fired for injury, faces prospect of homelessness

By Eric London, 13 August 2018

“I would not wish working for Amazon on my worst enemy”
Southern California Amazon worker reports company forcing employees to work despite fire evacuation orders

Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
More Amazon workers speak out against atrocious working conditions

More on Amazon »

Defend Julian Assange!

Workers and youth in UK speak out against continued persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 13 August 2018

Julian Assange reportedly asked to give secret interview to US Senate Intelligence Committee

By Mike Head, 9 August 2018

Ecuador’s president issues new threat to Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 7 August 2018

Moreno’s threats to “take measures” if Assange “intervenes” in the politics of other countries is a fraudulent attempt to justify turning the journalist over to the war criminals in Washington and London.

Julian Assange’s lawyer: Australian government has a “duty” to protect him

By Mike Head, 2 August 2018

Ecuador’s president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US

By Mike Head, 31 July 2018

Julian Assange and the betrayal of Latin America’s “left”

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 25 July 2018

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

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Science

NASA spacecraft launched for close-up study of the Sun

By Bryan Dyne, 13 August 2018

25 years ago: Clinton unveils health care “reform” to cut costs for corporate employers

In a speech to the National Governors Association on August 16, 1993, President Bill Clinton outlined the substance of his proposed health care reform program.

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50 years ago: Soviet Politburo agrees to invasion of Czechoslovakia

Meeting in Moscow August 17, 1968, members of the Soviet Politburo voted unanimously to “provide assistance and support to the Communist Party and people of Czechoslovakia through the use of armed forces.”

More »

75 years ago: Churchill, Roosevelt meet in Quebec

On August 17, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt, along with military leaders from both countries, met in Quebec for a secret military conference.

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100 years ago: AFL and business leaders discuss how to fight Bolshevism

On August 13, 1918, a top-level conference between officials of the National Civic Federation and AFL President Samuel Gompers discussed “methods of counteracting Bolshevism.”

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International Committee of the Fourth International

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

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

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.