US war on immigrants continues
Trump using separated children to force “voluntary” deportations

By Alec Andersen, 5 July 2018

The Trump administration has responded to a court-ordered “family reunification” process by forcing immigrant parents with separated children into signing a document agreeing to deportation back to their country of origin.

Germany: Largest ever mass deportation of refugees to Afghanistan

By Marianne Arens, 6 July 2018

In the early hours of July 4, 69 refugees were deported in the largest ever mass deportation to Afghanistan.

Sponsors of migrant children battle financial costs and bureaucratic red tape

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 July 2018

The steep financial costs of trying to obtain the release of migrant children held by the government puts a further burden on poor immigrant families.

Trump administration rescinds right of detained immigrants to in-person court appearances in New York City

By Guillaume Garnier, 5 July 2018

ICE has stopped allowing detained immigrants in its Manhattan facility to appear in person at court hearings.

Private prison companies thrive as thousands of immigrants detained

Hundreds of thousands march against Trump’s persecution of immigrants

Mobilize the working class against the bipartisan attack on immigrants!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

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Riots erupt in Nantes in western France after police murder

By Alex Lantier, 5 July 2018

Multiple witnesses to the killing, including journalists, stated that police coldly executed the victim at point-blank range even though he posed no danger to them.

Trump pressed aides, Latin American leaders on US invasion of Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 5 July 2018

The report from a senior US official on Trump’s statements points to the threat of Washington unleashing a new war in Latin America.

Persecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange continues

By James Cogan, 5 July 2018

The US, British and Australian governments are utilising the Ecuadorian government to try and break Assange by denying him any external communication or visitors.

Trump withdraws Obama guidances backing racial preferences in school admissions

By Barry Grey, 5 July 2018

There is nothing progressive or democratic about the policy of racial preferences, which has been used to cultivate privileged elites within minority populations.

Report: Lower-income New Yorkers suffer the greatest mass transit hardships

By Alan Whyte, 5 July 2018

An independent study by two Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists concludes that the city’s lower income residents experience more transit interruptions and delays than those with higher incomes.

Britain’s role in US rendition and torture revealed

By Steve James, 5 July 2018

The sheer number of abuse and torture cases testifies to a level of criminal depravity far greater than previously admitted.

British government imposes collective punishment by evicting families from public housing

By Simon Whelan, 5 July 2018

The measures create a two-tier and entirely arbitrary system, whereby families are to be made homeless simply because they live in a council home.

Austria: 100,000 demonstrate in Vienna against labour “reforms”

By Markus Salzmann, 5 July 2018

Last Saturday saw the biggest demonstration in the Austrian capital since the 2003 protests against pension reforms.

India: Victims of police attack on Tuticorin protests speak out

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 5 July 2018

WSWS reporters interviewed survivors of the police assault on demonstrators demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper smelter.

Former Malaysian prime minister arrested and charged

By Peter Symonds, 5 July 2018

The 1MDB corruption affair is bound up with tensions fuelled by global economic instability and geo-political conflicts, especially between the US and China.

East Timorese government sworn in, instability escalates

By Patrick O’Connor, 5 July 2018

The new government confronts an escalating political and economic crisis, exacerbated by rising geo-political tensions and the efforts of the US and its allies to counter China’s influence.

New in French

Des émeutes éclatent à Nantes après le meurtre d’un jeune par la police

Alexandre Lantier, 4 juillet 2018

De multiples témoins du meurtre, dont des journalistes ont témoigné que les CRS l’ont froidement abattu au volant de sa voiture alors qu’il ne représentait aucun danger.

Les sociaux-démocrates soutiennent les plans des conservateurs pour des camps de concentration en Allemagne

Johannes Stern, 5 juillet 2018

Les principaux responsables politiques du SPD se sont félicités de l'accord réactionnaire des partis conservateurs en faveur de camps de concentration pour les réfugiés.

New in German

Amerika am Unabhängigkeitstag: Von Thomas Jefferson zu Donald Trump

Patrick Martin, 5. Juli 2018

Vor 242 Jahren, am 4. Juli 1776, erklärte der Kongress im Namen von 13 an der Ostküste des nordamerikanischen Kontinents gelegenen Kolonien einstimmig seine Unabhängigkeit von Großbritannien und der britischen Krone.

Britischer Labour-Vorsitzender Jeremy Corbyn empfängt Syriza-Chef Alexis Tsipras

Robert Stevens, 5. Juli 2018

Der Labour-Parteichef lobte die Syriza-Regierung, die nur wenige Tage zuvor neue Kürzungen durchgesetzt und ihre weitere Unterstützung für die brutalen Maßnahmen der EU gegen Immigranten zugesagt hatte.

Bisher größte Sammelabschiebung nach Afghanistan

Marianne Arens, 5. Juli 2018

In der Nacht vom 3. auf den 4. Juli brachte ein Lufthansa-Flug 69 afghanische Flüchtlinge nach Kabul. Die bisher größte Sammelabschiebung bringt den rechten Charakter der jüngsten Regierungsübereinkunft von CDU, CSU und SPD zum Ausdruck.

New in Spanish

Día de la Independencia de EUA: de Thomas Jefferson a Donald Trump

Por Eric London, 5 julio 2018

El derecho más fundamental afirmado por la Declaración de Independencia es el derecho del pueblo a rebelarse contra la tiranía y el despotismo, un derecho que esta generación será llamada a ejercer.

La clase dominante de Estados Unidos toma la medida de la victoria de AMLO en México

Por Bill Van Auken, 5 julio 2018

Los tres principales periódicos estadounidenses "de registro" respondieron con el mismo temor, no de López Obrador, sino más bien de las decenas de millones de mexicanos que votaron por él.

“Esto es como la década de 1930. Tenemos que unirnos y oponernos”
Los trabajadores y los jóvenes en defensa los inmigrantes

Por nuestros reporteros, 5 julio 2018

Manifestantes en muchas ciudades dieron su opinión al World Socialist Web Site. Abajo publicamos entrevistas de Los Ángeles, Washington DC, y de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

Partido La Izquierda apoya políticas contra refugiados del Gobierno alemán

Por Johannes Stern, 5 julio 2018

En la cumbre de la Unión Europea la semana pasada, se discutieron medidas contra refugiados que rememoran el periodo más oscuro de la historia alemana y europea.

La oposición se suma a la persecución de inmigrantes por parte de la administración Trump

Por E.P. Milligan y Patrick Martin, 5 julio 2018

La "solución" de Trump a la crueldad de la separación de la familias es la provocación del encarcelamiento de la familias, encarcelando a adolescentes, a niños más jóvenes, incluso a bebés junto con sus padres.

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1968: Всеобщая забастовка и восстание студентов во Франции
Часть 7: Центристская линия OCI (3)

Петер Шварц, 4 июля 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

La classe lavoratrice e la guerra globale contro gli immigrati

Bill Van Auken, 2 luglio 2018

La brutalità e illegalità del governo Trump nello strappare bambini dai genitori al confine statunitense è parte di una guerra globale dei governi capitalisti contro I profughi.

New in Arabic

آلاف اللاجئين أجبروا على مسيرة موت في الصحراء

٢٥ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٨

أكثر من 13,000 لاجئ ومهاجر ، بما في ذلك النساء الحوامل والأطفال ، قد أجبروا على السير إلى الصحراء من قبل قوات الأمن الجزائرية على مدى الأشهر الأربعة عشر الماضية ، حيث مات العديد منهم بسبب الجوع والتعرض.

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Perspective

Ten years after the Wall Street crash, record stock buybacks and mergers

5 July 2018

The money-mad fixation of the financial oligarchy on ever rising share values is starving society of resources and preventing any social problem from being addressed.

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Autoworkers struggles

“This is a day to honor Coby”
Family of Jacoby Hennings to celebrate young autoworker’s life

By Jerry White, 5 July 2018

Family and friends are holding a memorial picnic on July 8 in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe to honor the young Ford worker who died on October 20, 2017.

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Commentary

The ISO’s Socialism 2018 Conference: Socialist phraseology in the service of American imperialism

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 July 2018

The International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) annual Socialism conference this weekend features several speakers who support the US-led regime-change war in Syria.

America on the Fourth of July: From Thomas Jefferson to Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2018

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hails Alexis Tsipras of Syriza

By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2018

Democrats fast-track Trump’s Supreme Court pick

By Eric London, 3 July 2018

Who are Trump’s 25 candidates for the Supreme Court?

US ruling class takes measure of AMLO’s victory in Mexico

By Bill Van Auken, 4 July 2018

Mexico’s election deals devastating blow to old ruling parties

Ocasio-Cortez on “Meet the Press”: Double-talk, evasion and a disavowal of socialism

By Barry Grey, 2 July 2018

What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

Leadership of Argentina’s Partido Obrero maintains silence on ties to right-wing Russian nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2018

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

The Demise of Savas Michael’s “New Era”

Arts Review

Mary Shelley: Prometheus trivialized

By Joanne Laurier, 5 July 2018

A new film biography of Mary Shelley, directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour, coincides with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus.

The second season of Netflix’s Dear White People: More of the same selfish, racial politics

By Nick Barrickman, 4 July 2018

An interview with Mexican documentarian Juan Francisco Urrusti, director of In Exile: A Family Film
“The world should not be closing itself in—my father’s struggle was against all walls.”

By Kevin Mitchell, 2 July 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks on Michigan Radio

By our reporters, 4 July 2018

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth says “the attacks on immigrants are aimed at the entire working class”

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

Workers Struggles

Two XPO Logistics workers killed near Buffalo, New York

By Steve Filips, 4 July 2018

Australia: Prosecutors drop blackmail charges against construction union officials

By Terry Cook, 4 July 2018

Science

Large Hadron Collider resumes operations

By Joe Mount, 4 July 2018

Physics, poetry and the search for quantum gravity: Carlo Rovelli’s Reality Is Not What It Seems

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2018

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

Defend Julian Assange!

More support from Sri Lanka for WikiLeaks editor

By our correspondents, 4 July 2018

Vice-President Pence threatens immigrants, Assange, and Venezuela during Latin America tour

By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018

US Democratic senators demand eviction of Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy

Sri Lankan artists, translators and workers endorse international campaign to defend Julian Assange

“Julian fights for peace and defends democratic rights”
Watch: Workers at SEP rally in Sydney demand freedom for Julian Assange

Ecuadorian foreign minister warns that Julian Assange’s political asylum is “not forever”

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.

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

By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) to hold meetings over new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

3 July 2018

Anti-China “foreign interference” bills rammed through Australian parliament

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London’s Grenfell Tower disaster: The cost of cuts and privatisation in firefighting

By Paul Bond, 3 July 2018

Grenfell Tower inferno: Experts’ reports highlight “culture of non-compliance” on fire safety

Police to investigate London Fire Brigade over Grenfell fire: The real criminals remain at large

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Britain's National Health Service

The NHS 70th anniversary rally in London: A vote of no confidence in Labour and the trade unions

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 2 July 2018

“I believe the NHS is the greatest thing about British society”
British workers speak out in defence of public healthcare

Stop the NHS sell-off: Build rank-and-file committees
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

More on Britain's National Health Service »

25 years ago: Aristide signs US-brokered deal in Haiti

July 3, 1993: Deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide signed an agreement brokered by the US State Department granting a full amnesty to the military thugs responsible for the coup of September 30, 1991.

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50 years ago: Israel artillery barrages kill 31 Egyptian civilians and wound 58

July 8, 1968: Artillery shells fired by Israel across the Suez Canal landed in a populated area of Suez city, killing 31 Egyptian civilians and wounded another 58.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany launches Kursk offensive

July 5, 1943: German Armed Forces launched a major offensive code-named Operation Citadel, aimed at encircling and destroying Soviet forces in the Kursk Salient.

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100 years ago: Left Social Revolutionaries assassinate German ambassador in Moscow and stage revolt

On July 6, 1918, two members of the Left Social Revolutionary Party (Left SRs) assassinated Count Wilhelm von Mirbach, the German Ambassador in Moscow.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose right-wing censorship at Frankfurt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 June 2018

With this open letter, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is protesting against the banning of its meeting on the contemporary relevance of Marxism by the student union at the University of Frankfurt.

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

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.

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

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.