18 July 2018

Under massive pressure, Trump backpedals on Russia “meddling”

By Andre Damon, 18 July 2018

This entire sordid episode demonstrates the degree to which the intelligence apparatus, with its single-minded pursuit of military conflict with Russia, holds sway over the American state, media, and political establishment.

After Helsinki, Democrats incite “deep state” action against Trump

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

Police beat up Amazon strikers in Spain

By James Lerner and Paul Mitchell, 18 July 2018

Until the police attack, the Amazon workers and their supporters had been peacefully picketing as police escorted trucks and scabs into the warehouse.

As Jeff Bezos’ wealth reaches $150 billion
Unions strangle strike efforts by European Amazon workers on Prime Day

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Tensions over Syria deepen following Helsinki summit

By Bill Van Auken, 18 July 2018

The Trump administration has signaled that US troops will remain in Syria to confront Iran.

UK: May government in meltdown over Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2018

May’s attempted compromise over Brexit has blown up, due not simply to events in Britain, but also to the antagonisms between the US and Europe.

Trump uses UK visit to heighten political turmoil over Brexit

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California Democratic Party leadership snubs Feinstein in reelection bid

By Dan Conway, 18 July 2018

The California Democratic Party leadership endorsed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s opponent, State Senator Kevin de Leon, although Feinstein is still heavily favored in the November election.

“Profit over people? The people make those profits possible”
UPS workers respond to surge in company stock following Teamsters’ sellout contract

By Kayla Costa, 18 July 2018

A driver with 12 years told the WSWS the union was “making deals with the company to suit them, not the members.”

Wall Street celebrates Teamsters deal with UPS

The way forward for UPS workers

More on the contract struggle at UPS »

Auto parts workers strike in Germany
IG Metall accepts mass redundancies and plant closures

By Marianne Arens, 18 July 2018

The IG Metall union has long since abandoned the factory in Leipzig.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agrees to contract with city’s largest union

By Ali Elhassan, 18 July 2018

The three-year deal, covering 100,000 workers, contains a paltry raise that will be paid for by increased out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Washington, D.C., metro workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike action

By Nick Barrickman, 18 July 2018

The “yes” vote by 8,000 Washington, D.C., transit workers sets the stage for a possible strike in the US capital, the first in 40 years, amid threats of jail time by the Democratic Party city administration.

Germany: Angry protests against verdicts in trial of neo-Nazi NSU

By Sven Heymann, 18 July 2018

Protests took place in several cities over the weekend against the verdicts in the trial of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground.

Intelligence inquiry whitewashes New Zealand’s spying in the Pacific

By John Braddock, 18 July 2018

The inquiry was part of a damage limitation campaign following revelations by Edward Snowden.

Australia: Another fire at Melbourne recycling plant

By Eric Ludlow, 18 July 2018

Toxic blazes continue to erupt at Australian recycling plants as companies stockpile tonnes of dangerous waste material.

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Demokrater egger til «dyp-stat»-tiltak mot Trump etter Helsingfors

Bill Van Auken, 18 July 2018

Trumps opptreden sammen med Russlands president Vladimir Putin i Helsingfors utløste en bølge av fordømmelser fra demokrater og mediene, der tidligere topprepresentanter fra etterretningstjenestene formante at han måtte fjernes.

Trump mot demokratene: To reaksjonære fraksjoner slåss om utenrikspolitikk

Andre Damon, 18 July 2018

Før Trumps kommende møte med Putin har Det demokratiske partiet, media og etterretningstjenestene krevd at kampanjen mot Russland intensiveres.

New in French

Les États-Unis refusent que l’UE soit exemptée des sanctions imposées à l’Iran

Nick Beams, 18 juillet 2018

La décision américaine est un autre coup économique majeur porté contre les puissances européennes, qui considéraient l’accord nucléaire avec l’Iran comme ouvrant la voie à des accords lucratifs en matière de commerce et d’investissement.

Après Helsinki, les démocrates incitent à une action de « l’Etat profond » contre Trump

Bill Van Auken, 18 juillet 2018

L’apparition de Trump aux côtés du président russe Vladimir Poutine à Helsinki a déclenché une vague de dénonciations de la part des démocrates et des médias : les anciens hauts responsables du renseignement appelent à son éviction.

Le gouvernement irakien, soutenu par les États-Unis, abat des manifestants

Patrick Martin, 18 juillet 2018

Des manifestations de masse ont éclaté dans le sud et le centre de l’Irak à cause du chômage, des coupures d’électricité, d’eau courante et du manque d’opportunités pour les jeunes.

New in German

Nach dem Helsinki-Gipfel
US-Demokraten mobilisieren Staatsapparat gegen Trump

Bill Van Auken, 18. Juli 2018

Trumps Auftritt an der Seite des russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin in Helsinki löste eine Welle von heftigen Vorwürfen auf Seiten der Demokratischen Partei und der Medien aus.

Irak: US- Marionettenregime lässt demonstrierende Arbeiter niederschießen

Patrick Martin, 18. Juli 2018

Im Süd- und Zentralirak gibt es Proteste gegen Arbeitslosigkeit, die Abschaltung von Strom und Wasser sowie die Perspektivlosigkeit der Jugend.

Jeff Bezos 150-facher Milliardär
Amazon Prime Day: Gewerkschaften unterlaufen Streiks in Europa

Will Morrow und Genevieve Leigh, 18. Juli 2018

Der Amazon-Konzern preist seinen Prime Day als besonderen Schnäppchentag an, aber für die Amazon-Beschäftigten und überhaupt alle Logistikarbeiter ist es ein Tag extremer Ausbeutung.

Willkürliche Razzien gegen Datenschützer und linke Gruppen

Justus Leicht, 18. Juli 2018

Ziel der Razzien waren Organisationen, die einer lückenlosen Überwachung der Internetkommunikation im Weg stehen.

New in Spanish

Tras cumbre en Helsinki, los demócratas promueven acción del “Estado profundo” contra Trump

Por Bill Van Auken, 18 julio 2018

La comparecencia de Trump junto al presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, en Helsinki, desató una avalancha de denuncias por parte de demócratas y la prensa, con altos exfuncionarios de inteligencia exigiendo su salida.

Gobierno iraquí respaldado por EUA mata a tiros a obreros manifestándose

Por Patrick Martin, 18 julio 2018

Se produjeron manifestaciones de masas en el sur y centro de Irak por los niveles de desempleo, los cortes de luz y agua y la falta de oportunidades para los jóvenes.

Wall Street celebra el acuerdo de los Teamsters con UPS

Por Kayla Costa, 18 julio 2018

Los trabajadores de UPS están en una lucha directa con el sindicato Teamsters, el cual busca imponer los dictados de la gerencia y defender los intereses financieros de los ejecutivos sindicales.

New in Greek

Τρία χρόνια από το δημοψήφισμα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ για τη λιτότητα της ΕΕ στην Ελλάδα

Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 6 Ιουλίου 2018

Χθες ήταν η τρίτη επέτειος του δημοψηφίσματος για τη λιτότητα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης που διεξήχθη από την κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ («Συνασπισμός της Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς») στην Ελλάδα.

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: The richest man in modern history

18 July 2018

The existence of such extreme levels of inequality raises the urgent need for socialist revolution. Society cannot afford the capitalist system.

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP volunteers in Michigan speak on powerful support from workers for a socialist perspective

By our reporters, 18 July 2018

Supporters and members of the Socialist Equality Party share their stories from campaigning to put Niles Niemuth on the ballot in November for Michigan’s 12th congressional district.

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP campaign volunteers reflect on talking to thousands of workers in Michigan’s 12th District

Notes from the campaign trail
Over a thousand signatures from workers attending Wyandotte, Michigan art fair

Literacy and education for all is a social right!

By Niles Niemuth, 14 July 2018

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

Arts Review

Actress Scarlett Johansson attacked for representing a “group to which she doesn’t belong”

By David Walsh, 18 July 2018

There is nothing positive or progressive about Johansson’s announcement that she is withdrawing from Rub & Tug, a film project about a transgender massage parlor owner with underworld connections.

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale: Out of steam and it shows

By Ed Hightower, 16 July 2018

HBO’s Succession: Why are these dreadful people allowed to decide what we see and hear?

By Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

SEP to hold meetings in Melbourne and Newcastle on new “foreign interference” laws: A move towards dictatorship and war

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) holds online health workers’ meeting

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

The SEG’s forum, which included New Zealand and Australian workers, discussed the political lessons of the July 12 strike by 30,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and midwives.

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

New Zealand nurses stage first nationwide strike in 30 years

Open letter to NZ nurses’ Facebook group: Reverse the ban on WSWS articles and criticisms of the union

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Commentary

US-backed Iraqi government guns down protesting workers

By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2018

Mass protests in Iraq’s southern provinces

As protests continue, Chicago police release footage of Harith Augustus’ murder

By our reporters, 17 July 2018

Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus

More on police violence in America »

Democrats vow to vote against their own bill to abolish ICE

By Isaac Finn, 16 July 2018

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

More on North American immigration issues »

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2018

Report documents plundering of US wealth through tax cuts for the rich

By John Marion, 16 July 2018

France wins football World Cup

By Anthony Torres, 16 July 2018

US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran

By Nick Beams, 16 July 2018

UK: The rotten politics of the SWP’s Stand Up to Racism

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018

Workers Struggles

Goodyear Mexico fires workers who attempted to form independent union
Workers Struggles: The Americas

17 July 2018

Around 50 workers from Goodyear’s San Luis Potosi factory have been fired in the wake of attempts by workers to oust the corrupt Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM).

Australia: Victorian bus drivers strike over wages and conditions

By our reporters, 13 July 2018

Autoworkers struggles

Ford contests token fines for death of electrician Ivan Bridgewater

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2018

“Like you, I want justice for Jacoby!”
Workers honor young Ford worker who died at Detroit-area plant

10 July 2018

“Coby was loved by so many people”
Outpouring of support to honor Jacoby Hennings, young autoworker who died in October

By Jerry White, 9 July 2018

More on autoworkers issues »

25 years ago: Record flood waters devastate the American Midwest

This week in July 1993 marked a high point in the great Midwest flood of that year, as states across the upper-Midwest experienced the highest rainfalls and the highest flood waters on record.

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50 years ago: The July 17 Revolution in Iraq brings Ba’ath Party to power

On July 17, 1968, the Iraqi government of Abd al-Salam Arif fell in a coup known as the July 17 Revolution.

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75 years ago: Major protests in Nazi-occupied Athens

On July 22, 1943, over 100,000 protesters took part in the action organized by the Communist Party of Greece and National Liberation Front against Nazi occupation forces.

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100 years ago: Russian Tsar Nicholas II executed

On the orders of the Bolshevik regime, the deposed tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, along with his family and entourage, were executed in Ekaterinburg in the Urals.

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Defend Julian Assange!

Prominent whistleblowers and journalists defend Julian Assange at online vigil

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 July 2018

The speakers included individuals, such as Daniel Ellsberg, who have been persecuted by governments for taking a courageous stand against war and authoritarianism.

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 »

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

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.