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Hier — 20 juillet 2019World Socialist Web Site

An interview with veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier about actress Lillian Gish and director D. W. Griffith

French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight, Coup de Torchon, Life and Nothing But, It All Starts Today, In the Electric Mist) is one of the most admirable figures in cinema over the past 45 years.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

US immigration agents use children to inflict terror on migrant families

Three recent incidents highlight the depravity of the US government’s bipartisan war on immigrants, spearheaded by the Trump administration.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Mixed signals on rate cut prompts Trump to demand the Fed enlist in US trade war against rivals

Trump is demanding that the Fed drop all pretence of “independence” and openly serve as an instrument of Washington’s economic war against its global competitors.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Scottish National Party supports the witch-hunting of Julian Assange

The statements of Scottish National Party representatives on the hounding and torture of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange make clear the party supports his jailing and extradition.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Explosion at electrical substation in Madison, Wisconsin, leaves thousands without power on hottest day of the year

No official explanation has been given as to the cause of the explosion that left, by some estimates, over 13,000 people without power throughout the day Friday.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Iran seizes UK tanker in Strait of Hormuz as danger of Middle East war mounts

Chief responsibility for the growing war danger in the Persian Gulf rests squarely with US imperialism, which has relentlessly escalated its provocations against Iran.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Canada’s Trudeau postures as opponent of Trump following US president’s fascist outburst

Trudeau’s theatrics notwithstanding, his government is an enthusiastic accomplice of Trump in implementing some of his administration’s most reactionary and belligerent policies.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Plastic waste from foreign nations dumped in East Java village

With China blocking imports of recyclable waste, developed countries have now resorted to illegally smuggling plastic into Indonesia and other parts of South East Asia.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Consortium News website taken down by a malware attack after streaming program defending Julian Assange

The independent investigative journalism website Consortium News was brought down on Monday by a malware attack following the inaugural episode of CN Live!
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Fifty years since the first Moon landing

The first Moon landing remains an epoch-making scientific, technical and organizational achievement.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Publico reports Spanish intelligence facilitated 2017 Barcelona terror attack

The report is prima facie evidence of criminal behavior by the Spanish state, abetted by other NATO powers, to create the climate to build a fascistic police-state regime.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

UK intelligence agencies exonerated of responsibility in London Bridge terror attack

The families of the victims presented evidence before the inquest showing that the attacks could and should have been prevented.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Protests demanding resignation of governor continue in Puerto Rico

Friday marked the seventh consecutive day of protests in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Roselló.
  • 20 juillet 2019 à 07:00
À partir d’avant-hierWorld Socialist Web Site

US investigators identify 70 current and former immigration agents in far-right, racist Facebook groups

The announcement came after several Facebook groups connected to Customs and Border Protection agents were discovered to contain vulgar and sexually explicit posts.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Gulf between wealthy and poor widening in Australia

Successive governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, have enriched the corporate elite at the expense of the working class.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Chicago Ford worker discusses issues in 2019 contract fight

An autoworker at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant raises demands and supports the Autoworker Newsletter’s call for an international strategy to fight the global attack on autoworkers.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Over 100,000 in Puerto Rico demand resignation of governor as protests continue

The protests demanding the ouster of the Governor of Puerto Rico are the culmination of years of austerity measures enacted by the Obama administration and enforced by the Puerto Rican government.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

After three-month cover-up, investigation into police assault of “yellow vest” Geneviève Legay transferred to Lyon

The police assault on the septuagenarian in Nice is part of the erection of a police state by the government of the financial aristocracy headed by Macron.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Socialism 2019: The ex-International Socialist Organization embraces the Democratic Party

Amid Trump’s threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

German Christian Democrat leader Kramp-Karrenbauer to become new defence minister

The decision part of a shift to the right characterised by a vast programme of military rearmament.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Thousands protest in central China against proposed waste incinerator

The Wuhan protests are an expression of the growing social discontent throughout China, occurring at the same time as the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

United Nations report finds global hunger on the rise for third year in row

The rise in hunger and food insecurity around the world is inextricably linked to the rise of social inequality, the outbreak of new wars and the disastrous effects of climate change.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

A blow to the #MeToo sexual witch-hunt: The ignominious collapse of the case against actor Kevin Spacey

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe in Massachusetts announced Wednesday that his office was dropping its sexual assault case against Spacey.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

French intelligence strategy document warns of “insurrectional violence”

The “road map” establishes the target of France’s counterterrorism agencies as “subversive movements” and potential “insurrectional violence” in the population.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Indian Trotskyists to hold “Free Julian Assange” rallies in Chennai and Kolkata

Rallies in two of India’s biggest cities will take forward the call issued by the World Socialist Web Site international editorial board for the formation of a Global Defence Committee.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Drug companies poured 76 billion opioid pills into US neighborhoods in just six years

Newly released data shows that between 2006 and 2012, as the drug epidemic spiraled out of control, drug companies flooded the country with oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Trump appeals to Democratic establishment and attacks the left

Trump’s praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Trade union sells out Walmart strike in Chile

The SIL union unilaterally imposed an agreement which achieved none of workers’ demands.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Kamala Harris: Law-and-order with a dose of identity politics

At heart, Harris is a ruthless servant of US imperialism who seeks to conceal her right-wing politics with hollow social demagogy and references to her gender and racial identity.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

US stokes war danger in Middle East following alleged downing of Iranian drone

The regularity of incidents between the US and Iran underscores how great is the danger of a military conflagration in the region, which would quickly draw in the major powers and endanger the entire planet.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Some 4,000 staff at London’s Heathrow airport are set for six days of strikes while workers in at South African ports face a court ban on their job action and public workers in Zimbabwe are preparing to launch nationwide walkout over pay.
  • 19 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Riot police attack Athens protest against Airbnb as housing costs soar

The attack by riot police came one day after Draconian law-and-order plans were unveiled by the newly elected conservative New Democracy government.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Trump aide demands of Jewish reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?”

Kellyanne Conway’s outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump’s inner circle.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Alaska governor cuts $400 million from education, social services

The 41 percent reduction in the state budget for the University of Alaska will result in the elimination of dozens of degree programs and jeopardize climate research.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Trump’s trade war against China hits Asian economies

Because it functions as a transhipment hub for final destinations in the rest of Asia, a sharp decline in exports from Singapore last month points to an economic slowdown across the region.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

The vindictive campaign against Chelsea Manning, America’s political prisoner

Daily fines placed on Manning for refusing to testify against Julian Assange doubled on Tuesday, threatening the courageous whistleblower with personal bankruptcy. She has been jailed for more than four months.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Canada’s Liberal government steps up internet censorship with creation of new media fund

Drawing on the language used by Google to justify its censorship, the Trudeau government plans to dispense $600 million to media outlets deemed to be producing “authoritative content.”
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

US Justice Department will not bring charges in 2014 police murder of Eric Garner

The failure to charge Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death is an endorsement of lethal police violence against the working class, under conditions of growing social unrest.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Protests erupt in Puerto Rico after leaked texts from governor reveal conspiracy to loot island

The texts range from the childish and profane to gangster-like jokes about the death toll from Hurricane Maria like, “don't we have some cadavers to feed our crows?"
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Australian aged care inquiry hears damning evidence of abuse

Testimony by care workers, patients and family members has underscored how the cost-cutting drive for profit jeopardises the health, safety and quality of life of elderly people.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna calls for removal of Sri Lankan government

Under conditions of political crisis, in which the main parties of government are widely discredited, the JVP is proposing itself as the party capable of saving the capitalist system.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, “Send her back!”

Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced “left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for.”
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

The European Union expands its war against refugees

As anger grows at the number of refugees dying in the Mediterranean, EU politicians are demanding military operations in Libya.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

France: Delevoye report prepares the slashing of pensions by Macron

Despite the growing opposition expressed in the “yellow vest” protests, the Macron government is accelerating its assault on the social rights of the working class.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

UK: Bed shortages cause increasing reliance on emergency beds in NHS hospitals

Over the past 30 years, NHS bed capacity has been halved by Labour and Conservative governments.
  • 18 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Massive photo databases secretly gathered in US and Europe to develop facial recognition

Large digital face and “selfie” photo databases have been used by state agencies, software engineers and researchers involved in perfecting AI algorithms and image pattern analyses.
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 07:00

India’s pro-business BJP government tables austerity budget

The budget was tabled amid a mounting economic crisis and competing demands by domestic and foreign business, on the one hand, and the rating agencies and IMF, on the other.
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 07:00

British Columbia forestry workers strike enters third week

The USW is determined to isolate the forest workers and reach a rotten compromise with WFP management.
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 07:00

Donald Trump’s fascist strategy

Trump is proceeding according to a deliberate political strategy worked out with the White House’s fascist brain trust.
  • 17 juillet 2019 à 07:00
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