Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the “wars of the future”

By Andre Damon, 12 June 2019

As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a “united front” against the “threat” of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that “our military capabilities exist for a reason… we stand ready to use force.”

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

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

Rashes, burning throats and eyes, and other symptoms have been reported by thousands of flight attendants following the introduction of new uniforms at several US airlines.

Alabama governor signs chemical castration bill into law

By Jessica Goldstein, 12 June 2019

The mandate, ostensibly to protect children from rape, follows the recent enactment of an Alabama law that prohibits abortion in the vast majority of sexual assault and incest cases.

Australian Labor Party’s hypocrisy on police media raids exposed

By Mike Head, 12 June 2019

The opposition Labor Party has joined hands with the ruling Coalition to pass legislation handing unprecedented powers to the police and intelligence agencies.

Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 June 2019

Andrew Fowler warned: “If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US.”

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest

By Clara Weiss, 12 June 2019

While supporting the US-led persecution of Julian Assange, Western media and politicians, as part of their campaign for regime change in Moscow, decried the arrest of Golunov.

The global war on journalism

At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali

By Will Morrow, 12 June 2019

This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.

Germany: Former union official at Porsche cashes in with €500,000 annual salary

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 12 June 2019

Hück’s trajectory exposes the true character of the Social Democratic Party and its trade union allies.

German parliament passes draconian deportation law

By Peter Schwarz, 12 June 2019

The new law against refugees and immigrants is an integral part of an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.

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

Tory cuts result in 131,000 preventable deaths in the UK

By Barry Mason, 12 June 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research found that austerity measures carried out in the UK since 2012 have led to 131,000 preventable deaths.

Scottish government threatens to seize Irish fishing vessels

By Steve James, 12 June 2019

Last week, the Irish government received a formal letter of notice of the Scottish government’s intention to seize Irish fishing vessels operating within 12 miles of Rockall.

Safety expert says fatal crane collapse in Dallas, Texas could have been avoided

By Tim Rivers, 12 June 2019

Tom Barth, a noted crane safety expert, told the WSWS that the deadly collapse might have been prevented had appropriate precautions been taken.

Quebec premier denounces workers’ “high wages,” supports employer drive to extort concessions

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 June 2019

Quebec Premier François Legault and his right-wing populist Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government are on a collision course with the working class.

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Trump utvider nettverk av konsentrasjonsleirer for immigranter

Eric London, 12. juni 2019

Det demokratiske partiet tilrettelegger for Trumps eskalering av angrep på immigrantarbeidere, så vel som for hans forflytning i retning av ukontrollert presidentmakt.

Sak innmeldt for Den internasjonale straffedomstolen om flyktningpolitikk anklager EU for forbrytelser mot menneskeheten

Casey Gold, 12. juni 2019

Rettsforespørselen detaljerer hvordan europeiske embetsrepresentanter bevisst implementerte en politikk som førte til mer enn 14 000 flyktningers død på Middelhavet de tre siste årene.

USA har levert formell anmodning for Assanges utlevering

Oscar Grenfell, 12. juni 2019

Trump-administrasjonen presser på med sine bestrebelser for å rettsforfølge WikiLeaks-gründeren for hans rolle i avsløringen av amerikanske krigsforbrytelser og diplomatiske konspirasjoner.

Den franske staten krever fire måneders fengsel for «gul vest»-protesterende Eric Drouet

Anthony Torres, 12. juni 2019

Anklagene mot Drouet er ubegrunnede og understreker at politistaten bygges i Frankrike.

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Documento de Corte Penal Internacional sobre política de refugiados acusa a la UE de crímenes de lesa humanidad

Por Casey Gold, 12 junio 2019

La solicitud detalla como los oficiales europeos implementaron conscientemente políticas que produjeron más de 14.000 mueres de refugiados en el Mediterráneo en los últimos tres meses.

Una carta al New York Times sobre el resurgimiento del antisemitismo en Alemania

por David North, 12 junio 2019

El presidente del Consejo Editorial Internacional del WSWS, David North, le envió esta carta al periodista James Angelos en respuesta a su artículo recientemente publicado, “El nuevo antisemitismo alemán”.

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Le commandant américain au Moyen-Orient propose un renforcement militaire permanent contre l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 12 juin 2019

Le chef du Commandement central américain a affirmé que la «menace» de l'Iran reste «imminente» mais a refusé de fournir des preuves ou des détails à l'appui de cette allégation.

Le milieu hospitalier en grève contre la réforme de la santé de Macron

Anthony Torres, 12 juin 2019

La contestation du personnel hospitalier qui a débuté en mars dans les hôpitaux parisiens s’étend maintenant dans toute la France,

Les États-Unis demandent officiellement l’extradition d’Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 12 juin 2019

L’Administration Trump intensifie ses efforts pour poursuivre le fondateur de WikiLeaks pour son rôle dans la dénonciation des crimes de guerre et des complots diplomatiques américains.

Les démocrates et le président mexicain collaborent à la répression anti-immigrée de Trump

Eric London, 12 juin 2019

Les États-Unis ont également annoncé qu'ils allaient placer entre 3000 et 4000 enfants immigrés dans des camps d'internement militaires.

Trump menace l'imposition immédiate de tarifs sur la Chine si Xi ne participe pas au G20

Nick Beams, 12 juin 2019

Dans une interview avec la chaîne de télévision CNBC, Trump s’en est pris aux opposants à ses mesures tarifaires au sein des milieux des affaires, et a renouvelé son offensive contre la Réserve fédérale au sujet de sa politique monétaire et de taux d’intérêt.

Les travailleurs de l’aluminium chez Arconic-Alcoa votent pour la grève

Steve Filips, 12 juin 2019

Près de 5000 travailleurs de l’aluminium ont voté pour la grève après que le syndicat des Métallos a prolongé leur convention collective.

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Trump baut moderne Konzentrationslager für Einwanderer

Eric London, 12. Juni 2019

Die Demokratische Partei unterstützt Trump bei seinem aggressiven Vorgehen gegen eingewanderte Arbeiter sowie seine Schritte in Richtung unkontrollierter Präsidialmacht.

US-Oberbefehlshaber für den Nahen Osten fordert dauerhaften Ausbau der Militärpräsenz gegen den Iran

Bill Van Auken, 12. Juni 2019

Der Oberbefehlshaber des US Central Command behauptete, vom Iran gehe weiterhin eine „unmittelbare Bedrohung“ aus, lieferte aber keine Beweise oder Details, um diesen Vorwurf zu begründen.

„Diktaturen als alternative Ordnungen?“ – Nicht mit uns!
Humboldt-Universität will rechtsradikalen Think-Tank finanzieren

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 12. Juni 2019

Am Dienstag, den 18. Juni, will der Akademische Senat (AS) der Humboldt-Universität über die Finanzierung eines rechten Think-Tanks für Diktaturforschung entscheiden. Initiator und treibende Kraft des Projekts „Diktaturen als alternative Ordnungen“ ist der rechtsradikale Professor und Osteuropa-Historiker Jörg Baberowski.

Aus dem Archiv
Der Trotzkismus und die chinesische Revolution

Editorial der Zeitschrift „Vierte Internationale“ – Januar-Juni 1989, 12. Juni 2019

Das hier veröffentlichte Editorial der Zeitschrift Vierte Internationale vom Januar–Juni 1989 verurteilt die Rolle des Stalinismus und Pablismus, einer opportunistischen Strömung, die nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg innerhalb der Vierten Internationale entstand, vom Standpunkt des orthodoxen Trotzkismus.

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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.

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Perspective

An exposure of “human rights” imperialism
Burma’s Suu Kyi joins Hungary’s Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism

12 June 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi’s meeting with Hungary’s far-right leader Viktor Orbán is an indictment of all those who promoted Suu Kyi as a defender of democratic rights.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

“Dictatorships as alternative orders”: Not on our watch
Berlin’s Humboldt University plans to finance right-wing think tank

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 12 June 2019

Humboldt University's Academic Senate will decide on June 18 whether to finance a think tank on dictatorships initiated by the right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski.

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

German government defends right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo’s police-state preparations

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 June 2019

All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.

Arts Review

Famed film actress Lillian Gish’s name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised

By David Walsh, 12 June 2019

The Ohio university’s cowardly decision is a capitulation to the worst sort of ahistorical moralizing and the current obsession with race and gender politics within the affluent middle class.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 7 June 2019

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.

Free Assange and Manning

SEP (Australia) calls rallies demanding freedom for Julian Assange

11 June 2019

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

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

US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2019

Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps

By Eric London, 11 June 2019

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

More on North American immigrants »

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

By Barry Grey, 11 June 2019

Mueller encourages drive to remove Trump

Revisiting the Central Park Five case in the #MeToo era

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2019

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

Workers Struggles

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

By Evan Blake, 11 June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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.

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