Washington considers direct intervention in siege of Yemeni port city

By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2018

The Saudi-led and US-backed assault on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to plunge millions more into famine.

US special forces operations in Yemen presage wider regional war

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

By Andre Damon, 5 June 2018

Facebook’s censorship apparatus is targeting people promoting “radical politics” because they “feel they have been ignored or oppressed,” the Facebook official told a military conference last week.

Facebook expands censorship of news organizations with restrictions on political ads

Papua New Guinea government plans to block access to Facebook

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

By James Cogan, 5 June 2018

Assange is not only being censored, but faces imminent danger of being forced into the hands of his persecutors.

Lift the ban on communications! Free Julian Assange!

Death toll rises as volcanic eruption buries entire towns in Guatemala

By Andrea Lobo, 5 June 2018

When such natural disasters strike a society built on capitalist exploitation and extreme inequality, the poorest and most vulnerable always pay the heaviest price.

Jordan’s prime minister resigns amid massive protests against IMF-dictated austerity

By Jean Shaoul, 5 June 2018

On Saturday, despite King Abdullah’s announcement suspending price increases for fuel, electricity and water, some 200,000 took to the streets.

“My mum and my sister were murdered and cremated on 14 June last year”
UK: Final tributes to victims of Grenfell fire denounce corporate and political elite

By Robert Stevens, 5 June 2018

Testimony has repeatedly included denunciations of the ruling elite for the social murder that claimed at least 72 lives last June 14.

UK: Grenfell victims’ relatives unable to commemorate loved-ones due to government anti-immigration policies

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 June 2018

Leaked photograph reveals on-going mass trials of immigrants.

US Border Patrol execution of undocumented Guatemalan woman sparks anger and nationwide protests

White House press release on MS-13 backs Trump’s labeling immigrants as “violent animals”

Nashville, Tennessee charter school teachers victimized as school’s finances investigated

By Zachary Thorton, 5 June 2018

New Vision Academy is under investigation by the city’s school district for financial irregularities and noncompliance with federal law after teachers came forward as whistleblowers to report the activities.

Toronto Star endorses NDP-led government in Ontario

By Keith Jones, 5 June 2018

The Star’s endorsement signals that an important faction of Canada’s ruling elite now believes an NDP-led Ontario government will be the best means to suppress the class struggle, while boosting the “competitiveness” of big business.

Naomi Klein promotes pro-war, pro-austerity NDP as antidote to populist far-right

Australian unions shut down state Labor conference to suppress discussion of anti-refugee policy

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 June 2018

The CFMMEU, presented as a “left-wing” and “militant” union, blocked a motion that questioned the brutal repression of asylum seekers.

Australia: Private health giant Healthscope axes 400 jobs

By Margaret Rees, 5 June 2018

The company is shutting down two hospitals in order to help secure a more favourable takeover bid.

New in French

Divisions profondes sur les politiques commerciales américaines lors de la réunion des ministres des Finances du G7

Nick Beams, 5 juin 2018

La déclaration du G7, acceptée par le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, l’Allemagne, la France, l’Italie et le Japon, soulignait « l’impact négatif des actions commerciales unilatérales des Etats-Unis ».

Levez l’interdiction des communications ! Libérez Julian Assange !

James Cogan, 5 juin 2018

L’Etat américain et ses alliés cherchent à détruire WikiLeaks et Julian Assange afin d’intimider tout média critique et indépendant.

Sommet du G7: le gouvernement canadien prépare une répression massive

Louis Girard, 5 juin 2018

Le gouvernement veut utiliser le G7 pour habituer la population à des mesures répressives et peaufiner les techniques policières face à la colère sociale montante.

New in Spanish

¡Levanten la prohibición de sus comunicaciones! ¡Liberen a Julian Assange!

Por James Cogan, 5 junio 2018

Estados Unidos y sus aliados están intentando acabar con WikiLeaks y Julian Assange para intimidar a todos los medios de comunicación críticos e independientes.

Facebook amplía la censura de las organizaciones de noticias con restricciones a los anuncios políticos

Por Marcus Day, 5 junio 2018

Las nuevas restricciones de Facebook a los anuncios políticos han empezado a afectar a las organizaciones de noticias y medios, incluyendo al World Socialist Web Site.

Los medios estadounidenses hacen la vista gorda ante la muerte de 5.000 puertorriqueños

Por Genevieve Leigh, 5 junio 2018

El estudio de Harvard sobre el impacto del huracán María en Puerto Rico es una denuncia condenatoria de una de las más monstruosas tapaderas en la historia estadounidense.

New in German

Schluss mit dem Kommunikationsverbot! Freiheit für Julian Assange!

James Cogan, 5. Juni 2018

Der amerikanische Staat und seine Verbündeten wollen WikiLeaks und Julian Assange vernichten und damit alle kritischen und unabhängigen Medien einschüchtern.

Gauland und die Heuchler

Ulrich Rippert, 5. Juni 2018

Am Wochenende griff AfD-Chef Alexander Gauland erneut in die rechtsradikale Propagandakiste, um die Verbrechen der Nazis zu beschönigen und zu relativieren.

Erneut dutzende Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeer ertrunken

Eric London, 5. Juni 2018

Mindestens 58 Menschen sind am Wochenende auf dem Mittelmeer umgekommen. Das ist die direkte Folge der migrantenfeindlichen Politik der europäischen Regierungen.

Slowenien: Rechter Ex-Premier Jansa gewinnt Parlamentswahl

Markus Salzmann, 5. Juni 2018

Die ausländerfeindliche Demokratische Partei (SDS) von Janez Jansa hat am Sonntag die slowenische Parlamentswahl gewonnen, verfügt aber über keine Regierungsmehrheit.

Musiker Roger Waters ruft zur Verteidigung von Assange auf

unseren Reportern, 5. Juni 2018

Letzten Monat hatte Waters bereits in einer Mail an die World Socialist Web Site angekündigt, eine internationale Kampagne zur Verteidigung von Julian Assange zu unterstützen.

Tiefe Zerwürfnisse wegen US-Handelspolitik auf Tagung der G7-Finanzminister

Nick Beams, 5. Juni 2018

Kanada, Großbritannien, Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien und Japan weisen in der G7-Erklärung auf die „negativen Folgen der einseitigen Handelsmaßnahmen der Vereinigten Staaten“ hin.

1968 – Generalstreik und Studentenrevolte in Frankreich
Teil 7: Der zentristische Kurs der OCI (3)

Peter Schwarz, 5. Juni 2018

Vor fünfzig Jahren, im Mai/Juni 1968, brachte ein Generalstreik Frankreich an den Rand der proletarischen Revolution. Diese Serie schildert die Ereignisse und zieht die politischen Lehren für heute daraus.

Kapitalistische Restauration in Russland: Eine Bilanz
Teil 3

Clara Weiss, 5. Juni 2018

Dies ist der dritte Artikel einer vierteiligen Serie.

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.

New in Arabic

الرأسمالية و ثورة الذكاء الاصطناعي

٥ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

في الشهر الماضي، وقع أكثر من 3,000 موظف من غوغل على رسالة تتخذ موقفا ضد تواطؤ غوغل مع برنامج الولايات المتحدة للاغتيال بالطائرات بدون طيار، الذي أدى إلى قتل وتشويه عشرات الآلاف من الناس في جميع انحاء الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا.

New in Norwegian

For internasjonal handling til forsvar av Julian Assange!

ICFI og WSWS’ internasjonale redaksjonsråd, 30 May 2018

Demonstrasjonen i Sydney den 17. juni vil kreve at den australske regjeringen umiddelbart treffer tiltak for å sikre Assanges betingelsesløse frihet og gjenkomst til Australia.

Tysklands Süddeutsche Zeitung bidrar til kampanjen mot Julian Assange

Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2018

Den tyske dagsavisa har sluttet seg til kampanjen for å rettferdiggjøre overleveringen av WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren til britiske og amerikanske myndigheter.

WikiLeaks og varslere fordømmer nye uverifiserte påstander mot Julian Assange

James Cogan, 30 May 2018

Ved siden av WikiLeaks og WSWS har bare en håndfull andre nettsteder og enkeltpersoner stått frem for å fordømme Guardian for å tjene som redskap for antiAssange-vendettaen.

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Perspective

A day of reaction at the US Supreme Court

5 June 2018

In two separate decisions, the US Supreme Court set back rights for immigrants, the right to abortion, and protections for gay and lesbian couples.

Earlier Perspectives »

Defend Julian Assange!

John Pilger and Courage Foundation announce “urgent campaign” to free Assange

5 June 2018

The Courage Foundation, which raises funds for the legal defence of persecuted whistleblowers and journalists, has endorsed protests and vigils in defence of Julian Assange later this month.

Terry Hicks, father of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, supports Julian Assange

5 June 2018

“We pulled apart all the government and media lies and character assassination against David and we never gave up. This is what we have to do for Assange.”

Singer-songwriter Roger Waters calls for defence of Assange

By our reporters, 4 June 2018

Lawyer Julian Burnside endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration for Assange’s freedom

John Pilger endorses June 17 Sydney demonstration in defence of Julian Assange

The working class must mobilize to free Julian Assange!

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

“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!

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 »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Vote for David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, Socialist Equality Party candidates, in the June 5 California midterm elections!

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 4 June 2018

The Socialist Equality Party is running Moore for US Senate and Mitchell for US House in the 51st District to fight for a socialist program for workers and youth. Elections are on June 5.

History

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 7—The centrist line of the OCI (3)

By Peter Schwarz, 5 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.

1968: The general strike and the student revolt in France
Part 6—The centrist line of the OCI (2)

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our reporters, 5 June 2018

The Socialist Equality Party of France held a meeting on the political lessons of the May 1968 general strike on Sunday in Paris.

Commentary

US media turns blind eye to the death of 5,000 Puerto Ricans

By Genevieve Leigh, 4 June 2018

A social crime and cover-up exposed
Five thousand deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria

Trump lawyers claim unlimited presidential authority

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2018

Deep divisions over US trade policies at G7 finance ministers meeting

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2018

Petrobras chief resigns as Brazilian truckers end strike

By Miguel Andrade, 4 June 2018

Youth suicide rate up 56 percent from 2007 to 2016
Government report shows sharp rise in US teen deaths

By Kate Randall, 2 June 2018

Lies and contradictions pile up on Ukraine’s faked murder of Babchenko

By Clara Weiss, 4 June 2018

Workers Struggles

Windsor casino strike ends, teachers protest in Mexico City
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 June 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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

Arts Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story—Adventure without much substance

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 June 2018

Donald Glover’s hit music video “This is America”

By Zac Corrigan, 1 June 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.