Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2019

Trump’s absurd lies about Iranian responsibility for an attack on two tankers in the Persian Gulf directly contradicted claims by the owner of one of the ships.

US stages provocation in the Persian Gulf

WikiLeaks publisher Assange faces US extradition trial next February

By Robert Stevens, 15 June 2019

The UK government has made clear that it will do everything possible to expedite Washington’s vindictive attempt to render the courageous journalist to face imprisonment, torture, and execution in the US.

Activist Lauri Love and others speak out in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 15 June 2019

Members of the Julian Assange Defence Committee and the SEP were joined by people from across London and further afield, including two “Yellow Vest” protestors from France.

UK home secretary signs US extradition request for Julian Assange

The global war on journalism

Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject UAW for second time

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2019

The union has been further discredited by revelations that top negotiators took huge payoffs from Fiat Chrysler to obtain favorable contract terms.

Democrats seize on Trump comment to push their anti-Russia campaign

By Fred Mazelis, 15 June 2019

The reaction of the Democrats to Trump’s latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.

Benton Harbor, Michigan: School board votes to oppose governor’s ultimatum to close high school

By Nancy Hanover, 15 June 2019

Thousands of students and residents of Benton Harbor have rallied to the defense of the city’s only high school, opposing the diktat of Michigan’s Democratic governor.

NYPD disciplinary trial of cop who killed Eric Garner concludes

By Sandy English, 15 June 2019

Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD’s trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.

Sudan’s opposition leaders capitulate to the military junta

By Jean Shaoul, 15 June 2019

The AFC has handed the initiative to the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ousted long-term dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April to prevent the overthrow of the entire regime

Austrian billionaire takes over leading German chain store

By Marianne Arens, 15 June 2019

The takeover by René Benko of the major German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will result in more branch closures and cuts to jobs and wages.

French hospital workers strike against Macron’s health cuts

By Anthony Torres, 15 June 2019

Hospital strikes against the deterioration of the health system that began in March in Paris are now spreading throughout France.

Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger talks collapse

By Will Morrow, 15 June 2019

Both companies have stated that the deal was blocked at the final hour by the French government of President Emmanuel Macron.

Accused Christchurch terrorist in court, trial set for next year

By Tom Peters, 15 June 2019

Three months after New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting, public discussion of the political causes of the attack and the role of state agencies is being effectively censored.

Indian prime minister boosts strategic ties with the Maldives and Sri Lanka

By Rohantha De Silva, 15 June 2019

Modi’s visits were to make clear that New Delhi is determined to prevent China regaining influence in the two Indian Ocean island nations.

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Эта неделя в истории
50 лет назад: Жорж Помпиду избран президентом Франции

15 июня 2019 г.

15 июня 1969 года Жорж Помпиду был избран президентом Франции, получив 57 процентов голосов против 42 процента, отданных за Алена Поэра из партии Демократический центр.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin Basra Körfezi’ndeki provokasyonu

Bill Van Auken, 15 Haziran 2019

ABD’nin suçlamaları, Avrasya kara parçasının büyük kısmını bir muharebe alanına dönüştürecek bir savaş tehdidini beraberinde getirmektedir.

“Alternatif düzen olarak diktatörlük”: Bizim gözümüzde değil!
Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi, sağcı düşünce kuruluşunu finanse etmeyi planlıyor

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler (IYSSE), 15 Haziran 2019

Bizler, bütün öğrencileri, Akademik Senato toplantısına katılmaya ve “Alternatif düzen olarak diktatörlük” projesine yönelik muhalefetlerini göstermeye çağırıyoruz.

New in Norwegian

Britisk innenriksminister undertegner amerikansk utleveringsforespørsel for Julian Assange

Mike Head, 15. juni 2019

Trekket kom bare én dag før Assanges første utleveringshøring og gjør det klart at den britiske regjeringens hensikt er å overlevere journalisten til hans forfølgere i Washington.

USA iscenesetter provokasjon i Persiabukta

Bill Van Auken, 15. juni 2019

De ubelagte amerikanske påstandene om at Iran er ansvarlig for angrepene på to tankskip i nærheten av Hormuzstredet satte scenen for en ytterligere eskalering i retning av krig.

To år siden Grenfell-infernoet: Sosialisme på agendaen

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 15. juni 2019

Rettferdighet for Grenfell kan ikke oppnås uten arbeiderklassens frontalangrep på finansoligarkiets rikdom og makt og de som forsvarer det politisk.

New in French

Le ministre de l’Intérieur britannique signe la demande américaine d’extradition de Julian Assange

Mike Head, 15 juin 2019

Cette décision, un jour seulement avant la première audience d'extradition d'Assange, montre que Londres veut remettre le journaliste à ses persécuteurs à Washington.

Washington organise une provocation contre l’Iran dans le golfe Persique

Bill Van Auken, 15 juin 2019

L’allégation infondée de Washington selon laquelle l’Iran serait responsable d’attaques contre deux pétroliers ouvre la voie à une nouvelle escalade vers la guerre.

L'Union européenne menace de sanctionner l'Italie pour son déficit budgétaire

Peter Swharz, 15 juin 2019

Le conflit sur la dette publique italienne s’embrase de nouveau après les élections européennes.

Deux ans depuis l'enfer de Grenfell: les arguments pour le socialisme

Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Royaume-uni), 15 juin 2019

La justice pour Grenfell ne peut pas être obtenue en dehors d'une attaque frontale de la classe ouvrière contre la richesse et le pouvoir de l'oligarchie financière et de ses défenseurs politiques.

New in German

USA inszenieren Provokation im Persischen Golf

Bill Van Auken, 15. Juni 2019

Die haltlosen Vorwürfe, der Iran sei für die Angriffe auf zwei Öltanker in der Nähe der Straße von Hormus verantwortlich, dienen einer weiteren Eskalation in Richtung Krieg.

Britischer Innenminister unterzeichnet US-Auslieferungsgesuch für Julian Assange

Mike Head, 15. Juni 2019

Dass die britische Regierung diesen Schritt nur einen Tag vor Assanges erster Anhörung unternommen hat, macht deutlich, dass sie den Journalisten seinen Verfolgern in Washington ausliefern will.

Protestmahnwache in Düsseldorf fordert Freilassung von Julian Assange

unseren Reportern, 15. Juni 2019

Am Mittwoch organisierte das „Free Assange Committee Germany“ eine Mahnwache vor den Konsulaten Großbritanniens und der USA in Düsseldorf. SGP-Mitglied Dietmar Gaisenkersting sprach auf einer anschließenden Kundgebung.

Rot-Grün-Rot in Bremen

Peter Schwarz, 15. Juni 2019

Nach der Niederlage von SPD und Grünen in Bremen verschafft ihnen die Linkspartei eine parlamentarische Mehrheit und tritt der Landesregierung bei, um ihre verhasste Politik fortzuführen.

Innenministerkonferenz greift demokratische Grundrechte an

Marianne Arens, 15. Juni 2019

Die in Kiel versammelten Innenminister haben diskutiert, wie sie die Polizeibehörden und Geheimdienste weiter aufrüsten und die Abschiebungen verschärfen können.

New in Portuguese

Por que os sindicatos são hostis ao socialismo?

David North, 15 Junho 2019

A seguinte palestra foi realizada em 10 de janeiro de 1998 durante a Escola Internacional de Verão sobre Marxismo e os Problemas Fundamentais do Século XX, organizada pelo Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (Austrália), em Sidney, entre 3 e 10 de janeiro de 1998.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos crea provocación en el golfo Pérsico

Bill Van Auken, 15 junio 2019

Las acusaciones infundadas estadounidenses de que Irán atacó dos barcos petroleros en el estrecho de Ormuz preparan el escenario para otra escalada hacia la guerra.

Conferencia en Cuba adapta a Trotsky a la política del nacionalismo burgués

Bill Van Auken, 15 junio 2019

Un grupo de pseudoizquierdistas y revisionistas pablistas fueron invitados a La Habana para suprimir el contenido revolucionario del trotskismo.

Estados Unidos encarcelará a 1.400 niños inmigrantes en sitio de internamiento de japoneses en la Segunda Guerra Mundial

Eric London, 15 junio 2019

El Gobierno está reviviendo los peores crímenes en la historia de Estados Unidos como política oficial de Estado.

El secretario de interior de Reino Unido firma la solicitud de extradición de los Estados Unidos para Julian Assange

Mike Head, 15 junio 2019

La movida, que viene solo un día antes de la primera audiencia judicial sobre la extradición de Assange, deja en claro la determinación del establecimiento británico de entregar a Assange a sus perseguidores en Washington.

En Salinas, California, obreros de procesamiento de comidas hacen huelga en oposición a sindicato

Rafael Azul, 15 junio 2019

Los trabajadores de las industrias alimenticias de Salinas en pie de lucha contra sus sindicatos, que hacen cumplir sueldos de hambre y condiciones peligrosas.

Auxiliares de vuelo estadounidenses denuncian uniformes que causan padecimientos

Brian Brown y Tom Hall, 15 junio 2019

Salpullidos, irritación en la garganta y los ojos, y otros síntomas han sido reportados por miles de auxiliares de vuelo después de la introducción de nuevos uniformes en varias aerolíneas estadounidenses.

New in Arabic

المستقبل يكمن في الاشتراكية

جوزيف كيشور, ١٢ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو وهو الملتقى السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وفيما يلي كلمة الرفيق جوزيف كيشور السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية فرع الولايات المتحدة.

منظور اشتراكي ضد عودة الفاشية إلى أوروبا

كريستوف فاندراير, ٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو 2019 وهو الملتقى السنوي السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وسيقوم موقع الاشتراكية العالمية بنشر الكلمات التي ألقيت في الملتقى وتجدون أدناه كلمة كريستوف فاندراير نائب السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في ألمانيأ.

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Perspective

Police murder in Memphis

15 June 2019

The conditions in Memphis exemplify the economic and social conditions behind the reign of police violence in working class communities.

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Arts Review

Miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster
HBO’s Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 15 June 2019

Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility’s nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.

“Unfortunately, none of this happened”: Kirill Serebrennikov’s Leto (Summer), a take on the pre- perestroika period in the USSR

By Clara Weiss, 14 June 2019

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

By David Walsh, 12 June 2019

Commentary

Returning to the scene of the crime
Ex-US President Clinton visits Kosovo to celebrate 20th anniversary of NATO bombardment of Serbia

By Jordan Shilton, 15 June 2019

The imperialist onslaught against Yugoslavia was launched by the Clinton administration under the hypocritical banner of “human rights.”

Protest erupts in Memphis, Tennessee after US marshals kill 20-year-old Brandon Webber

By Warren Duzak and Patrick Smith, 14 June 2019

Two years since the Grenfell inferno: The case for socialism

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 June 2019

Michigan Democrats drop all charges against Flint water poisoning conspirators

By Sheila Brehm, 14 June 2019

The Commonwealth Fund’s 2019 Scorecard
Rising US “deaths of despair” driven by health care costs, lack of access to care

By Kate Randall, 14 June 2019

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Guantanamo detainee’s habeas corpus appeal

By Trévon Austin, 14 June 2019

Creating the framework for government-directed online censorship
House Judiciary Committee begins antitrust inquiry into big tech

By Kevin Reed, 14 June 2019

US to jail 1,400 immigrant children at WWII Japanese internment site

By Eric London, 13 June 2019

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

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US gears up for World War III with largest defense contract in history

By Andre Damon, 13 June 2019

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

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2019

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

By Peter Symonds, 12 June 2019

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

By David North, 8 June 2019

“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

Investigative Report

US flight attendants speak out over uniforms that cause illness

By Brian Brown and Tom Hall, 12 June 2019

Free Assange and Manning

New Zealand protest opposes persecution of Julian Assange and Australian journalists

By our reporters, 13 June 2019

Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 June 2019

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

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 »

Workers Struggles

Indian health workers demand fixed salaries; Bangladesh fishermen demonstrate; NZ disability care workers strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 June 2019

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

“UAW doesn’t care about us!”
Nurses outraged over UAW sellout of hospital strike in Toledo, Ohio

By Jerry White, 14 June 2019

Minnesota nursing home workers carry out two-day strike

By Jonas Boquist, 14 June 2019

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

History

The Tiananmen Square massacre, 30 years on

By Peter Symonds, 8 June 2019

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

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

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

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