By John Burton, 25 January 2019
The US Supreme Court by judicial fiat has overruled lower court injunctions and reinstated President Trump’s ban on transgender personnel in the US military.
“People are still being deported and thrown into detention centres”
By Margot Miller, 25 January 2019
Melanie Strickland is one of the anti-deportation campaigners found guilty of endangering safety at an airport in contravention of the 1990 Aviation and Maritime Security Act, part of Britain’s anti-terror laws.
By Max Newman, 24 January 2019
Former Manus Island detention centre security staff members have filed cases alleging physical and psychological harm.
By Kevin Martinez, 22 January 2019
The police claim that the youth made a move toward the officer after he stole an airsoft gun from a neighbor’s truck is at odds with the bodycam footage and the testimony of the truck’s owner.
“If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”
Four “No More Deaths” volunteers convicted for providing humanitarian aid to migrants crossing US border
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 22 January 2019
A Federal Judge in Arizona has rendered a guilty verdict against four volunteers from “No More Deaths” for the crime of leaving water and food in the Arizona desert to help migrants.
By Marianne Arens, 22 January 2019
Lawyer Basay-Yildiz has received another message threatening her and her family apparently originating from the neo-Nazi network located in Germany’s police apparatus.
Chicago police officer sentenced to less than seven years for murder of Laquan McDonald; three officers acquitted in cover-up
By Michael Walters, 21 January 2019
Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October 2018 of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, one for every bullet he unloaded into McDonald’s body.
By John Harris, 21 January 2019
The article implied that the victory of a Chinese-born student in a university election expressed the dangers of “Chinese interference” at Australian campuses.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2019
The police state style abduction and imprisonment of Marzieh Hashemi is part of Washington’s wider preparations for war against Iran.
By Thomas Scripps, 17 January 2019
The trial at Preston Crown Court highlights the immense scale of the state cover-up carried out in regard to the Hillsborough tragedy, in which 96 people died, the worst disaster in British sporting history.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Portland State University, 17 January 2019
Despite threats of dismissal by Portland State University, Grievance Studies “hoaxer” Peter Boghossian is respected by students for his principled stand against postmodernist philosophy.
By our reporters, 16 January 2019
Footage of 74-year-old Danny Lim being set upon by three police officers provoked anger on social media.
By Rebecca Campbell, 15 January 2019
The sickouts are one reflection of growing anger and determination to take action against uncompensated, compulsory labor for 420,000 workers and the lockout of another 380,000.
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2019
The campaign sparked by reports over the weekend by the New York Times and Washington Post harks back to the anti-communist witch-hunt of the 1950s.
By Will Moreau, 11 January 2019
The outpouring of popular support for Dettinger has triggered a hysterical campaign by the Macron government against the ex-boxer and those supporting him.
By Marianne Arens, 11 January 2019
On Monday night, a further 36 refugees were deported to Kabul, including a number who had lived and worked for years in Germany and had no idea they were at risk.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 January 2019
On Saturday, in freezing temperatures, about 10,000 people demonstrated again in Budapest against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Victor Orbán.
By Niles Niemuth, 8 January 2019
A review of the circumstances leading to the death of each person in ICE custody reveals that nearly all died as the result of criminal neglect or abuse.
By Robert Stevens, 7 January 2019
Leaked documents indicate that the moves against Russia over the Skripal affair were scripted well in advance.
By George Gallanis, 7 January 2019
The relentless wave of killings is an indictment of identity politics and the pseudo-left groups who promote racialist politics as an antidote to police violence.
By Mike Head, 5 January 2019
The Moreno government’s investigation into the granting of the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum and Ecuadorian citizenship is clearly designed to repudiate both.
By Fred Mazelis, 5 January 2019
The internationally known prisoner has steadfastly maintained his innocence of the murder of a Philadelphia police officer.
By Mike Head, 5 January 2019
Prakash’s case has set a far-reaching precedent because the government has proceeded even though Fijian authorities rejected Canberra’s declaration that he is a citizen of that country.
By Anthony Torres, 4 January 2019
The ruling elite is sending a signal that it aims to criminalize and persecute all expressions of genuine political opposition.
By James Cogan, 4 January 2019
Not a word about Rudy Giuliani’s Fox News interview has been said by the political and media establishment in the US, Europe or Australia.
By Niles Niemuth, 3 January 2019
Border patrol agents fired three volleys of gas at a group of approximately 150 people as they sought to cross over a border fence from Tijuana into the United States.
By Mike Head, 21 December 2018
As part of an internationally-coordinated operation, the US Justice Department has published indictments of two Chinese men.
By Robert Stevens, 21 December 2018
With the working class unable to articulate its own independent interests, a crisis-ridden Tory government is moving to rapidly enact its reactionary Brexit agenda.
By Eric London, 21 December 2018
The policy announced Thursday is a historically unprecedented attack on workers and peasants fleeing violence and inequality caused by decades of US imperialist intervention and corporate exploitation.
By Oscar Grenfell, 21 December 2018
The raid is the latest chapter in an ongoing attempt by the political and media establishment to whip-up a wartime atmosphere and xenophobia against China.
By Benjamin Mateus, 21 December 2018
A statistical analysis of every police killing in the United States during 2017 demonstrates that socio-economic class, not race, plays the most decisive role.
US media demands stepped-up domestic spying over Russian “meddling”
By Andre Damon, 20 December 2018
In a revealing comment, the New York Times argues that the present hysteria over Russian “subversion” can roll back the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelation of illegal mass government surveillance.
By John Burton, 20 December 2018
The First Step Act will have only a marginal impact on the brutal and overcrowded US prison system.
By Alexander Fangmann, 20 December 2018
The leadership of the Columbia College Chicago’s part-time faculty union has convened a special committee to discipline members who question the union’s authority.
By Trévon Austin, 19 December 2018
Therese Patricia Okoumou explained that the treatment of children at the US-Mexico border prompted her to make a brash statement by climbing the monument in New York City.
By Marianne Arens, 19 December 2018
Evidence has emerged that a neo-fascist cell active in the German police has threatened immigrant families and their children.
By James Cogan, 19 December 2018
Rush, as he waits for a ruling on legal action he took in late 2017 to defend himself, now faces a new attack on his character.
By Mike Head, 18 December 2018
Shorten unequivocally restated Labor’s intent to keep using the navy to push back refugee boats and to retain the “offshore processing” regime of detaining asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands.
By our reporters, 18 December 2018
The protests in Sydney and Melbourne will demand that the government take immediate action to secure Assange’s return to Australia, with a guarantee against extradition to the US.
By Margot Miller, 17 December 2018
The defendants, who are preparing to appeal the verdict, potentially face life in prison for preventing the departure of an immigration removal flight.
By Max Newman, 17 December 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières said the mental health problems were among the worst it had ever seen anywhere in the world.
By our reporters, 15 December 2018
“The Australian government’s role in the attacks on Assange has been pathetic, gutless, disgraceful. They just do what the US deep state tells them to do.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 14 December 2018
The WikiLeaks publisher, whose health appears to be deteriorating, made the comments at a hearing against the Ecuadorian government’s “Special Protocol,” aimed at forcing him into British and US custody.
By Patrick Martin, 13 December 2018
The magazine’s “Person of the Year” went to journalists facing persecution for their efforts to uncover the truth, but only those whose efforts were aligned with US foreign policy.
By James Cogan, 13 December 2018
Far from protecting the “safety” of an Australian overseas, Labor has lined up completely with Washington and placed itself at the forefront of the attack on the WikiLeaks publisher.
By Barry Grey, 12 December 2018
Trump’s embrace of murder, his defense of fascists, his racist attacks on immigrants are blowing up an ideological pillar of US imperialist foreign policy—the pretense that the United States is a bulwark of human rights and democracy.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 December 2018
The president’s threat was followed by a tense meeting in the Oval Office with Democratic leaders where he threatened a government shutdown over funding for the wall.
By Leslie Murtagh, 12 December 2018
The New York City officer who choked Garner to death in 2014, Daniel Pantaleo, has avoided any criminal charges.
By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2018
The smears and innuendo against Pierre Yang are part of a campaign aimed at silencing any criticism or opposition to the escalating US war drive against China.
Outrage spreads over video showing police ripping child from mother’s arms at Brooklyn food stamp office
By Fred Mazelis, 11 December 2018
The young mother, after being mistreated and brutalized, is being held without bail and facing four separate charges, including resisting arrest.
By Oscar Grenfell, 11 December 2018
The University of Sydney’s suspension of Tim Anderson is aimed at intimidating students and academics opposed to escalating militarism and war.
By Kumaran Ira, 10 December 2018
Macron tries to intimidate the “yellow vests” by persecuting one of the founders of the movement.
By Julie Hyland, 10 December 2018
Robinson is being attacked for his research on Syria, including probing questions regarding the predatory imperialist aims of the “war on terror,” which is verboten for the official state propagandists in Britain and the US.
By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 9 December 2018
The French president’s attempts to staunch the protests through a combination of phony concessions and state violence have clearly failed.
By Josh Varlin, 8 December 2018
NYU faculty closed a December 3 meeting by overwhelmingly supporting a resolution supporting the creation of an independent faculty committee to defend academic freedom.
By Will Morrow, 8 December 2018
An article in Jacobin argues that Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have become damaging to the health of the population, are “destructive for the left,” and should be done away with.
By James Cogan, 6 December 2018
The lack of any case against WikiLeaks explains the scurrilous allegations by the Guardian newspaper last week.
By Mike Head, 6 December 2018
The anti-democratic legislation hands extraordinary powers to the spy and police forces, setting a global precedent for accessing computers and encrypted private data.
By Mike Head, 5 December 2018
As well as vetoing peer-reviewed research grants, the government has imposed a more stringent “national interest” test.
By Andre Damon, 5 December 2018
Sections of the press in France and the United States have seized upon the “yellow vest” demonstrations to directly demand the suppression of popular opposition on social media.
The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 3 December 2018
This weekend’s anti-austerity demonstrations in France have shown the working class to be not just an oppressed class, but a revolutionary class.
By Kayla Costa, 1 December 2018
While CNN has not provided a full explanation, the firing of Marc Lamont Hill came one day after he made public statements critical of Israeli policy against Palestinians.
By Mike Head, 1 December 2018
Labor is working hand-in-glove with the Liberal-National Coalition to push through a series of draconian laws.
By Thomas Scripps, 30 November 2018
The evidence points to Abedi having been viewed as an intelligence asset, allowed free rein to participate in jihadist formations aligned with British imperialism.
By James Cogan, 28 November 2018
The newspaper has the nerve to declare that it serves to “give a voice to those less heard, challenge the powerful, and hold them to account.”
By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2018
The rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) was made possible by huge contributions from billionaire August von Finck, whose father financed Hitler and made a fortune by “Aryanising” Jewish property.
The military-police assault at San Ysidro
By Eric London, 27 November 2018
The Socialist Equality Party (US) condemns the US government’s military operation at the US-Mexico border Sunday as a horrific crime against humanity.
Trump campaigns for Mississippi Senate candidate Hyde-Smith as Democratic challenger shifts to the right
By Patrick Martin, 27 November 2018
At an event at Mississippi State University, Hyde-Smith expressed support for efforts to suppress voter turnout on other campuses—i.e., the historically black universities in the state.
By Oscar Grenfell, 27 November 2018
The hearing pointed to the political establishment seeking to suppress mounting opposition to war, austerity and authoritarianism.
By Alex Lantier, 26 November 2018
The French Interior Ministry claimed that 106,000 people participated in over a thousand protests across France, including 8,000 demonstrators on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
By our reporters, 26 November 2018
Over 200 people attended a rally just hours before the US Customs and Border Protection shut down the crossing and fired tear gas at immigrants seeking to enter the US.
By Shelley Connor, 26 November 2018
In one video, a man screamed, as officers stood over Bradford’s body, “That boy didn’t shoot at nobody. He’s dead!” and, “They just killed that black boy for no reason…” The suspect remains at large.
By Mike Head, 26 November 2018
The legislation is aimed at criminalising opposition to Australia’s central role in the US-led preparations for war with China.
By Martin Scott, 23 November 2018
The Northern Territory facility, repeatedly deemed unfit for children, has been the scene of years of state-sanctioned abuse and violence.
By Robert Stevens, 21 November 2018
UN special rapporteur: “We are witnessing the gradual disappearance of the postwar British welfare state.”
By Mike Head, 21 November 2018
Amid another anti-Muslim scare campaign, the Labor Party defended its “fine record of bipartisanship on national security.”
By Alex Lantier, 20 November 2018
After hundreds of thousands protested anti-worker tax hikes this weekend, the French government announced plans to begin drafting youth as early as next summer.
By James Cogan, 20 November 2018
The sealed US charges underscore the danger facing Assange and the perfidy of those who support his persecution.
By a reporter, 20 November 2018
Christopher Precopia faced life in prison on false charges of assault on a former girlfriend.
By Alice Summers, 20 November 2018
The long-term police operations against left-wing organisations are an anti-democratic and morally degraded attack and reveal a serious and present threat to the entire working class.
By Tom Scripps, 17 November 2018
The banning of Norman Geras’ essay under anti-terrorism legislation is a police state measure that has, for the first time, targeted an article discussing socialism and revolution.
By James Cogan, 17 November 2018
The relentless persecution of Assange is intended to intimidate and silence all critical and independent journalists and media organisations, as well as would-be whistleblowers.
By Linda Tenenbaum and Richard Phillips, 15 November 2018
Bruce McClintock SC likened the methods of the Daily Telegraph to those of newspapers published by Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook, as described by British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in 1931.
Washington’s censorship regime goes global
By Andre Damon, 14 November 2018
Facebook is acting as an agent of the US intelligence agencies, which see the growing audience for international socialism as an obstacle to their efforts to exploit ethnic divisions in developing countries.
By Kevin Reed, 8 November 2018
Facebook shut down 115 accounts and Twitter deleted 10,000 accounts on the eve of the 2018 elections, engaging in blatant censorship.
By Mike Head, 8 November 2018
Morrison’s remarks are the first direct statement by the government of its support for the drive by the US government to get its hands on the WikiLeaks publisher.
By Simon Whelan, 8 November 2018
Reports show that from 2000 to April, 2018 there have been 35 deaths, 14 of which were self-inflicted.
By Johannes Stern, 8 November 2018
The latest revelations surrounding the dismissal of the long-time president of the German secret service, Hans-Georg Maassen, confirms that the German domestic intelligence agency has been run by a right-wing extremist since 2012.
By Tom Hall, 6 November 2018
The latest round of slanders is aimed at preparing public opinion for an eventual indictment of the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 6 November 2018
Justice Wigney sharply warned that the presence of a previously unheard of witness would “egregiously prejudice Mr Rush.”
By Eric London, 5 November 2018
The Democrats are either silent or supportive of police state measures that are putting the lives of immigrants in imminent danger and preparing the way for violent attacks on all workers.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 November 2018
The spontaneous outpourings of solidarity across Jewish and Muslim communities for the victims of the Pittsburgh atrocity are anathema to the Netanyahu government.
By Robert Stevens, 5 November 2018
The pro-Zionist fanatics have only been able to pursue their campaign to remove Labour leader Corbyn because of his refusal to oppose them.
By Alejandro López, 5 November 2018
The trials, organised under the Socialist Party-led government, are expected to begin in early 2019.
By Alice Summers, 3 November 2018
Since last year, police firearms operations have risen by nearly 20 percent nationally, with some areas seeing an increase of 53 percent.
By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2018
A new report documents the colossal role of inherited wealth in perpetuating social inequality in America.
By Samuel Davidson, 2 November 2018
Pittsburgh residents who spoke to the World Socialist Web Site denounced the president’s anti-immigrant tirades, which created the climate for the deadliest act of anti-Semitic violence in US history.
By Eric London, 2 November 2018
The right-wing demagogue described a hellish vision of concentration camps to imprison helpless men, women, and children, and urged the thousands of troops being rushed to America’s southern border to open fire on unarmed crowds.
By Mike Head, 2 November 2018
The ban is another warning of the Moreno government’s preparations to terminate the WikiLeaks publisher’s asylum.
By Mike Head, 1 November 2018
A report by the government-funded Australian Strategic Policy Institute alleges that Chinese military-linked researchers are working “undercover” in US and allied universities.