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Israel massacres dozens in strikes on Rafah refugee camp

The key lesson that must be drawn following the brutal slaughter of at least 45 displaced civilians is that appeals to the powers that be, whether to imperialist governments, the UN, or international courts, to “stop the genocide” will fall on deaf ears. The social force that must be mobilised is the international working class.

Jordan Shilton

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Public school teachers and healthcare workers in Argentina joined protests against government austerity while outside municipal workers in London, Ontario handed their union a surprise contract rejection.

This week in history: May 27-June 2

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

The assault on Rafah and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Securing the US-dominated reorganization of the Middle East requires the systematic crushing of organized resistance by the Palestinian people to Israeli domination, which is only possible through extermination and mass displacement.

Andre Damon

Israeli anti-war activists speak with the WSWS

In the face of a media blackout and intimidation, there is a growing protest movement in Israel against the Netanyahu regime’s war on Gaza. The WSWS spoke with two members of one of the protest groups.

Tom Peters, Jean Shaoul

Ten years of Spain’s pseudo-left Podemos party

The recent departure of Podemos from Spain’s PSOE-Podemos government brought to a close another strategic experience of the international working class with the pseudo-left.

Alejandro López

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan demand abolition of broker system; India: Tea plantation workers in Assam protest unpaid wages; Australia: New South Wales ambulance paramedics strike over rostering; Victorian TAFE teachers escalate action for improved enterprise deal.

The fight against war and the tasks of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei

The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP), German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, held its party congress from 12 to 15 April. We are publishing here the resolution that was unanimously adopted by the delegates.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

National 24-hour strikes of public sector workers in both Greece and Portugal over wages; protests in Iran continue over poor pensions, wages and working conditions; Ghana’s judicial workers begin indefinite walkout over non-payment of allowances

German Foreign Minister Baerbock’s war visit to Kiev

The plans pursued by German Foreign Minister Baerbock and Defence Minister Pistorius for the expansion of air defences in Ukraine are aimed at preparing for direct NATO intervention in the conflict against Russia.

Johannes Stern

The welcome reappearance of actor Kevin Spacey

One unsubstantiated claim, which when tested in a courtroom five years later took a jury 45 minutes to dismiss, led to Spacey being driven out of the film, television and theater world.

David Walsh

League of imperialist criminals denounces the International Criminal Court

US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have joined hands with the fascistic Christian fundamentalist Republicans Mike Johnson and Lindsay Graham to condemn the ICC and assert the right of Israel and the United States to commit war crimes with impunity.

Jordan Shilton, Andre Damon
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