After years of austerity measures, “radical left” Syriza suffers devastating defeat in Greek elections

By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2019

Mass disaffection with the entire political establishment resulted in a 42 percent abstention, the highest in Greece since parliamentary democracy was re-established 45 years ago.

Syriza poised to hand over power to New Democracy in Greece’s July 7 elections

Trump aide threatens one million immigrants with deportation

By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2019

While the White House escalates its attacks on immigrants, congressional Democrats are deepening their collaboration with Trump.

Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees

By Tom Peters, 8 July 2019

The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration’s concentration camps for migrants and refugees.

“We can definitely unite with Central American workers!”
Detroiters oppose Trump’s war on immigrants at Fourth of July protest

As economic conflicts intensify
One year since the start of US trade war against China

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2019

Under conditions of its relative economic decline, the US regards China's industrial and technological development as intolerable, and will use all methods necessary to prevent it.

Two major earthquakes strike in two days: Why aren’t California’s cities ready for the “big one”?

By Dan Conway, 8 July 2019

Although there was no significant injury or loss of life, the quakes caused significant damage to homes and small businesses in in the city of Ridgecrest, 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Hack of Department of Homeland Security contractor exposes government surveillance of drivers on US roads and border crossings

By Kevin Reed, 8 July 2019

A group of transparency advocates hacked and published the extensive infrastructure of government surveillance of drivers on roadways and at border crossings.

UK’s GCHQ spy centre seeks new powers to circumvent encryption

Mass protests against police shooting of Ethiopian Israeli

By Jean Shaoul, 8 July 2019

The authorities arrested the off-duty police officer before releasing him into “protective custody” under house arrest, further inflaming tensions over the killing.

Massive forest fire in Germany exposes deadly legacy of World War II

By Marianne Arens, 8 July 2019

The forest area near Lübtheen is not the only one littered with old munitions: in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania alone, 38,000 hectares are contaminated with munitions.

Sri Lankan president signs four death warrants

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 8 July 2019

The signing of the death warrants comes at a time when the Sri Lankan ruling elite is turning towards more dictatorial forms of rule.

Sri Lankan president calls for autocratic executive presidency

Giant US healthcare corporations fear hostile takeover by high-tech companies

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 July 2019

While the US population has expanded by 75 percent since 1960, to approximately 325 million people, healthcare expenditure, in constant dollars, has risen approximately 2000 percent.

New in Norwegian

Trumps 4. juli: Et kriseridd systems militaristiske svulstigheter

Joseph Kishore, 8. juli 2019

Ment å skulle demonstrere den amerikanske kapitalismens evige makt og storhet, var det i stedet en beleiret og isolert styringsklasse som ble eksponert i den groteske forestillingen.

Storbritannias Royal Marines beslaglegger iransk oljetanker etter ordre fra USA

Chris Marsden, 8. juli 2019

Storbritannias beslaglegging av en iransk supertanker som fører 2 millioner fat olje er regelrett sjørøveri og en vesentlig eskalering av spenninger som truer med å spinne ut av kontroll.

Syriza satt til å overlevere makten til Nytt Demokrati i valget i Hellas den 7. juli

Alex Lantier, 8. juli 2019

Syriza kalte for et tidlig valg for å gi makten over til fascistiske, høyreorienterte krefter, samtidig med voksende opposisjon blant arbeidere mot hans reaksjonære politikk.

Madrid truer redningsfartøy for migranter med massive bøter

Alejandro López, 8. juli 2019

Spanias sosialdemokratiske regjering har advart for at den vil bøtlegge fartøy som redder migranter i havsnød på Middelhavet med hundre-tusenvis av euro.

Tyskland: Etter mordet på politikeren Walter Lübcke – ropet på en sterk stat

Johannes Stern, 8. juli 2019

BfVs 2018-rapport – den hemmelige innenlandsetterretningen – beskriver igjen Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) som «venstreekstremistisk» og et «objekt for overvåking».

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei har meldt søksmål mot Tysklands hemmelige innenlandsetterretning

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP), 8. juli 2019

SGP oppfordrer alle enkeltpersoner, organisasjoner og institusjoner som forsvarer demokratiske rettigheter til å støtte søksmålet mot den hemmelige etterretningstjenestens angrep.

Storbritannias GCHQ søker nye maktbefordringer for å omgå kryptering

Thomas Scripps, 8. juli 2019

De nye overvåkningstiltakene, kjent som en «spøkelsesprotokoll», ville tillate en regjeringsagent å «sitte inn» på angivelig sikre privatsamtaler uten at andre deltakere vet det.

New in Spanish

El 4 de julio de Trump: alarde militarista de un sistema en crisis

Joseph Kishore, 8 julio 2019

Con la intención de demostrar al poder y grandeza eternos del capitalismo estadounidense, lo que expuso fue más bien en el grotesco espectáculo es a una clase gobernante asediada y aislada.

Así nos ven: una poderosa reconstrucción del caso de “los cinco de Central Park”

Kate Randall, 8 julio 2019

La miniserie de Netflix dramatiza el caso de cinco jóvenes negros y latinos que fueron condenados injustamente en el caso de la violación de le Corredora de Jogging de Central Park de 1989.

Una respuesta al crítico del UAW, Brian Keller
Por qué los trabajadores automotrices necesitan una estrategia internacional

Jerry White, 8 julio 2019

La lucha por unir a los trabajadores automotrices de EUA junto con sus hermanos y hermanas de clase en México, China y otros países ha abierto un importante debate sobre cómo debe ser la estrategia a medida que se acerca la batalla por los contratos este setiembre.

Los infantes de la Marina Real confiscan petrolero iraní bajo órdenes de EE.UU.

Chris Marsden, 8 julio 2019

La incautación británica de un superpetrolero iraní que lleva 2 millones de barriles de petróleo es un acto de piratería y una gran escalada de tensiones que amenazan con salirse de control.

Madrid amenaza buque de rescate de migrantes con masivas multas

Alejandro López, 8 julio 2019

Gobierno socialdemócrata español advirtió que impondrá cientos de miles de euros en multas sobre buques por rescatar a refugiados en el Mediterráneo.

México despliega Guardia Nacional, detiene a inmigrantes en números récord

Alex González, 8 julio 2019

México inauguró su Guardia Nacional de 70.000 miembros mientras que las detenciones de inmigrantes aumentaron por un tercio desde mayo.

Syriza listo para entregarle el poder a la Nueva Democracia de Grecia en las nuevas elecciones del 7 de julio

Alex Lantier, 8 julio 2019

Syriza convocó elecciones anticipadas para entregar el poder a las fuerzas fascistizantes y de derecha en medio de la creciente oposición entre los trabajadores a sus políticas reaccionarias.

El jefe del Banco de Inglaterra emite advertencias sobre la economía global

Nick Beams, 8 julio 2019

En un discurso importante, Mark Carney señaló un “cambio radical”, definido como una “transformación profunda” en la economía global, con “presagios peligrosos”.

New in French

Les Royal Marines s'emparent d'un pétrolier iranien sous les ordres des États-Unis

Chris Marsden, 8 juillet 2019

La saisie par la Grande-Bretagne d'un superpétrolier iranien transportant 2 millions de barils de pétrole est un acte de piraterie et une escalade majeure des tensions qui menace de dégénérer.

Le 4 juillet de Trump: la rhétorique militariste d'un système en crise

Joseph Kishore, 8 juillet 2019

Destiné à être une démonstration du pouvoir éternel et de la grandeur du capitalisme américain, ce qui a été exposé dans ce spectacle grotesque, c'est une classe dirigeante assiégée et isolée.

Allemagne: après l'assassinat du politicien Walter Lübcke – des appels à un État fort

Johannes Stern, 8 juillet 2019

Le rapport des services secrets de 2018 décrit de nouveau le Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l’égalité socialiste) comme étant «extrémiste de gauche» et «sujet à surveillance».

Réplique à Brian Keller, un critique de l'UAW
Pourquoi les travailleurs de l'auto ont besoin d'une stratégie internationale

Jerry White, 8 juillet 2019

La lutte pour unir les travailleurs de l'automobile aux États-Unis avec leurs frères et sœurs de classe au Mexique, en Chine et dans d'autres pays a ouvert un débat important sur la stratégie alors que les travailleurs entreront en lutte en septembre concernant leur contrat de travail.

New in German

Der 4. Juli des Donald Trump: Militaristischer Bombast eines Systems in der Krise

Joseph Kishore, 8. Juli 2019

Geplant als Demonstration ewiger Macht und Größe des amerikanischen Kapitalismus, offenbarte das groteske Spektakel eine isolierte herrschende Klasse unter Belagerung.

Auf Befehl der USA: Royal Marines kapern iranischen Tanker

Chris Marsden, 8. Juli 2019

Die Beschlagnahme des iranischen Supertankers mit zwei Millionen Barrel Öl durch Großbritannien ist ein Akt der Piraterie und eine deutliche Eskalation der schon vorhandenen Spannungen, die außer Kontrolle zu geraten drohen.

Madrid droht Seenotrettern mit massiven Geldstrafen

Alejandro López, 8. Juli 2019

Die sozialdemokratische spanische Regierung hat gedroht, gegen Schiffe, die im Mittelmeer Flüchtlinge retten, Geldstrafen in sechsstelliger Höhe zu verhängen.

New in Urdu

ایرانی انقلاب۔۔۔۔چالیس سال بعد

کیتھ جونز

یہ سٹالنسٹ تودہ پارٹی اور سٹالنزم کی سیاست ہے جو بنیادی طور پر ایرانی انقلاب کے پٹڑی سے اُتر جانے کی ذِمہ دار ہے۔

New in Turkish

ILO raporu, ücretlere artan saldırıyı belgeliyor

Nick Beams, 6 Temmuz 2019

Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütü’nün (ILO) Perşembe günü yayınladığı rapor işçilerin küresel gelir içindeki payının önemli ölçüde düştüğünü gösteriyor.

New in Russian

За всемирную кампанию против выдачи Джулиана Ассанжа в США!
За формирование Глобального комитета защиты для его освобождения!

Заявление международной редакционной коллегии Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, 6 июля 2019 г.

Необходимо организовать массовое движение, чтобы не допустить экстрадикции Джулиана Ассанжа в Соединенные Штаты.

New in Portuguese

Banalidades no G20 não conseguem esconder um mundo à beira da guerra

Nick Beams, 5 Julho 2019

As teatrais propostas de paz de Trump à Coréia do Norte após a cúpula do G20 foram desmentidas pela aprovação pelo Senado do maior orçamento militar na história dos EUA.

Revelações contra a Operação Lava Jato levam a nova investida em direção a um governo autoritário no Brasil

Miguel Andrade, 5 Julho 2019

A publicação de mensagens vazadas relacionadas ao julgamento de Lula fez o governo Bolsonaro realizar ameaças de repressão e acusações de conluio com a inteligência russa.

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Perspective

Amazon’s 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation

8 July 2019

The technology and infrastructure behind Amazon’s meteoric trajectory and the biggest individual fortune in modern history must be turned towards the needs and aspirations of the world’s population as a whole.

Earlier Perspectives »

WSWS Autoworker Newsletter

Help autoworkers gear up for the battle ahead

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

Lee Iacocca, who spearheaded the attack on autoworkers, dead at 94

Book Review

Part 1: Counter-revolution and anti-Semitism
Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2019

Hanebrink’s book focuses on examining the relationship between the fear of the “specter of communism” haunting Europe—to which Marx and Engels famously alluded in their Communist Manifesto of 1847—and of anti-Semitism.

Free Assange and Manning

SEP (Australia) holds rally in Brisbane to demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Gary Alvernia, 8 July 2019

Despite downpours of rain, workers and young people came from far afield to join the event, demonstrating the underlying support for the WikiLeaks founder and the courageous whistleblower.

Julian Assange’s birthday celebrated at vigils in Australia and New Zealand

By our reporters, 5 July 2019

Video: Watch the Sydney Free Assange rally

4 July 2019

The demonstration is one of a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Equality Party to defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning; the next will be in Brisbane on Saturday followed by Melbourne on Sunday July 14.

Video: Protesters at SEP (Australia) rally speak out in defence of Assange and Manning

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

25 years ago: North Korean Stalinist leader Kim Il-Sung dies

On July 8, 1994, North Korean Stalinist ruler Kim Il-Sung died at the age of 83 from a heart attack. His death was officially announced by the government 30 hours later.

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50 years ago: “Soccer War” breaks out between El Salvador and Honduras

On July 14, 1969 El Salvador’s president Fidel Sánchez Hernández ordered the invasion and bombing of neighboring Honduras.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania

On July 8, 1944, Nazi forces began the liquidation of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania, amid the approach of Red Army troops.

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100 years ago: Red Army takes key Urals city of Zlatoust

On July 13, 1919, the Red Army’s Fifth Army under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky took Zlatoust, a key town in the southern Urals, from the counterrevolutionary forces of Admiral Kolchak.

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Arts Review

A conversation with Mike Kaplan, the producer of The Whales of August (1987), Lillian Gish’s final film
The famed actress “was filled with curiosity, creativity and imagination”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2019

The Command (Kursk): A dramatization of the 2000 Russian nuclear submarine disaster

By Joanne Laurier, 4 July 2019

Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

A conversation with Todd Tarbox, editor of Marching Song

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold Free Assange meetings and demonstrations

6 July 2019

SEP meetings review political lessons of Australia’s federal election

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

Australian workers and youth discuss SEP election campaign

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

The principles of 1776 of open immigration and birthright citizenship are under attack.

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Commentary

Trump’s Fourth of July: The militarist bombast of a crisis-ridden system

By Joseph Kishore, 6 July 2019

American injustice: Trump and cronies protect a murderous US Navy SEAL

By Jacob Crosse, 6 July 2019

Germany: Following the murder of politician Walter Lübcke—the call for a strong state

By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2019

More on the fight against fascism »

Madrid threatens migrant rescue ship with massive fines

By Alejandro López, 6 July 2019

More on the attack on refugees »

International Labour Organization report documents growing assault on wages

By Nick Beams, 5 July 2019

Trump unleashes torrent of militarism in Fourth of July speech

By Tom Hall, 5 July 2019

Fourth of July 2019: Militarism and the specter of dictatorship

Was the Australian army placed on alert during last year’s political crisis?

By Mike Head, 5 July 2019

"Socialism 2019" conference: A Democratic Party operation

By Alexander Fangmann, 4 July 2019

Leaders of dissolved International Socialist Organization openly embrace Democratic Party politics

German minister of defence to head European Commission

By Peter Schwarz, 4 July 2019

Amid mounting opposition, former Michigan Governor Snyder withdraws from Harvard fellowship

By Sheila Brehm, 4 July 2019

Harvard awards fellowship to Rick Snyder, Flint’s poisoner-in-chief

US Navy SEAL acquitted of murder and other war crimes by military jury

By Kevin Reed, 3 July 2019

France’s “yellow vest” protests and the resurgence of the international class struggle

By the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 3 July 2019

Washington Post’s Richard Cohen comes to the defense of Linda Fairstein, overseer of the Central Park Five prosecution

By Kate Randall, 3 July 2019

When They See Us: A powerful dramatization of the case of the Central Park Five

Workers Struggles

Bus drivers in Massachusetts strike over wages and healthcare

By Elliott Vernon, 6 July 2019

Furniture retailer Conforama announces 1,900 job cuts in France in 2020

By Anthony Torres, 5 July 2019

11,000 food service workers vote to strike US airlines

By Kayla Costa, 4 July 2019

South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status

By Ben McGrath, 4 July 2019

South Australian teachers strike for better wages and conditions

By Sue Phillips, 4 July 2019

UK National Education Union and #SchoolCuts hold Together for Education rally

By Tom Pearce, 4 July 2019

Amazon’s meat grinder in the Dallas, Texas suburbs

By Tom Carter, 2 July 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

IYSSE

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4 July 2019

The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019

Fund Appeal

The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
The failed removal of Andrew Johnson and the emergence of the American working class

By Eric London, 26 June 2019

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 June 2019

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 »

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.