11 September 2018

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2018

National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened jurists and prosecutors of the ICC with financial and legal sanctions, including even arrest and imprisonment, if they sought to bring charges against Americans.

Swedish election results in gridlock and growth of the far-right

By Gabriel Black, 11 September 2018

The neo-fascist Swedish Democrats won a hearing only because of the bankruptcy of the ruling parties, which have overseen decades of cuts and social decay.

German neo-Nazis attack Jewish restaurant during far-right riot in Chemnitz

By Alex Lantier, 11 September 2018

Police authorities in Saxony hushed up the attack against Schalom, which only came to light in media reports in Die Welt over the weekend.

The fight against fascism in Germany requires a socialist perspective

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Critically injured Kokomo Fiat Chrysler worker faces protracted recovery

By Shannon Jones, 11 September 2018

The auto worker suffered severe, crippling injuries and faces a long and difficult recovery.

UAW silent after Fiat Chrysler worker injured at Kokomo casting plant

More on autoworkers issues »

Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter 72 hours after shooting neighbor in his own apartment

By Harvey Simpkins, 11 September 2018

Texas Rangers interviewed officer Amber Guyger and told the police department to “hold off” on arresting her supposedly to investigate the matter further.

Six thousand University of Michigan nurses voting on strike authorization

By Acchutta Veeraiah, 11 September 2018

Nursing staff at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor are working without a contract amid threats of cuts to staffing, wages, retirement benefits and opposition to a new tier-system for care.

Massive student protests hit Mexico City universities

By Don Knowland, 11 September 2018

Students denounced attacks by violent right-wing student shock groups directed by politicians and authorities.

Huge rise in deaths of homeless people in the UK

By Dennis Moore, 11 September 2018

Across Britain, it is common to see tents and encampments set up in cleared wooded areas, underneath bridges, underpasses, or the less noisy areas of city centres.

Wonga payday loans collapse shows extent of UK poverty

By Dennis Moore, 11 September 2018

Under conditions of deeper austerity and growing financial insecurity, the collapse of Wonga will not bring an end to the payday lending crisis for millions of people.

Australian parliament resumes for first time after leadership coup

By James Cogan, 11 September 2018

The Morrison government has flagged its loyalty to the US alliance and a common anti-China agenda.

Australian university union elections point to seething discontent

By Mike Head, 11 September 2018

Amid an escalating assault on staff and students, more than a third of the votes rejected the NTEU leadership’s candidate.

Duterte deepens economic ties with China

By Joseph Santolan, 11 September 2018

Manila is seeking funding from Beijing for the most ambitious infrastructure campaign in Philippine history.

India: Kerala residents face ongoing impact of floods

By Arun Kumar, 11 September 2018

Over a million people remain in 2,780 relief camps, with little hope of returning to normal life in the near future.

New in German

Eine Krisenwoche in der zunehmend gestörten US- Politik

Patrick Martin, 11. September 2018

Im Konflikt zwischen Trump und seinen Gegnern im Establishment gibt es keine fortschrittliche Seite. Die Trump-Regierung ist von inneren Spannungen zerrissen. Gleichzeitig bereiten führende Demokraten mit Hilfe bürgerlicher Medien und des Staatsapparats eine Palastrevolte vor.

Bundesregierung plant Kampfeinsatz der Bundeswehr gegen Syrien

Johannes Stern, 11. September 2018

Hinter dem Rücken der Bevölkerung bereitet die Große Koalition einen massiven Kampfeinsatz der Bundeswehr gegen die syrische Assad-Regierung vor.

Syrien: USA reagieren mit Militärmanöver auf bevorstehende Idlib-Offensive

Jordan Shilton, 11. September 2018

Im Syrien-Krieg droht eine Eskalation zwischen den Großmächten. Im Südosten des Landes führen die USA Militärübungen mit simulierten Luftangriffen durch, während russische Kampfjets die syrische Regierungsoffensive gegen Idlib unterstützen.

US-Stahlarbeiter: Einstimmiges Votum für Streik

Jessica Goldstein, 11. September 2018

In mehreren amerikanischen Stahlwerken haben die Arbeiter letzte Woche geschlossen für Streik gestimmt. Jetzt geht es darum, sowohl die beispiellosen Zumutungen der Stahlbarone zurückzuweisen, als auch den Kampf gegen den Verrat der USW aufzunehmen.

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Les services secrets allemands nient les violences néo-nazies à Chemnitz

Johannes Stern, 11 septembre 2018

Après le déchaînement de plusieurs milliers de néo-nazis à Chemnitz à l’est de l’Allemagne le mois dernier, effectuant des saluts hitlériens et agressant des étrangers, des élements dominants de l’Etat allemand et de l’establishment politique se portent à la défense des fascistes.

Une semaine de crise et de disfonctionnement croissant dans la politique américaine

Patrick Martin, 11 septembre 2018

Il n’y a pas de camp progressiste ou démocratique dans le conflit entre Trump et ses opposants au sein de l’appareil militaire et du renseignement, des médias institutionnels et du Parti démocrate.

Syriza emprisonne la nageuse syrienne Sara Mardini pour avoir aidé des réfugiés en Grèce

Kumaran Ira, 11 septembre 2018

Cette tentative flagrante de criminaliser l’aide humanitaire aux réfugiés est une révèle la réalité de l’Union européenne et du gouvernement grec de Syriza de manière dévastatrice.

Québec: l’affaire SLĀV-Kanata et la politique réactionnaire de l’identité

Richard Dufour, 11 septembre 2018

Loin d’être dirigée contre l’oppression et l’inégalité, la campagne alimentée par les médias contre l’«appropriation culturelle» a propagé des vues rétrogrades et anti-démocratiques.

New in Spanish

Una semana de crisis y disfunción en la política estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 11 septiembre 2018

No hay ningún bando progresista o democrático en el conflicto entre Trump y sus oponentes dentro del aparato militar y de inteligencia, la prensa corporativa y el Partido Demócrata.

Funcionarios estadounidenses se reunieron con militares venezolanos para discutir un plan golpista

Por Alexander Fangmann, 11 septiembre 2018

La implicación de Washington en otro nuevo complot golpista en América Latina evidencia la hipocresía de las afirmaciones sobre la “injerencia” rusa de sectores de la burguesía estadounidense y los medios.

Podemos propone “cogobernar” junto con el gobierno socialista de España

Por Alejandro López, 11 septiembre 2018

Podemos les está indicando a los bancos que intentará estabilizar el gobierno proausteridad actual, con el cual tiene a lo sumo pequeñas diferencias.

New in Turkish

1968: Fransa’da genel grev ve öğrenci isyanı
3. Bölüm: Alain Krivine’in JCR’si Stalinizmin ihanetlerini nasıl gizledi (2)

Peter Schwarz, 11 Eylül 2018

Pablocular Stalinistler ile çatışmalardan dikkatle kaçınıyorlardı. Onlar, işçi sınıfı ile Stalinist önderlik arasındaki ilişkileri kötüleştirecek ve PCF için bir krize zemin hazırlayacak her türlü siyasi girişimden uzak durdular.

New in Romanian

Ca consecință a coborârii ratingului, se apropie disponibilizări masive la Ford

De Shannon Jones, 10 septembrie 2018

Coborârea ratingului la Ford la aproape un statut gunoi este o avertizare de la Wall Street pentru a presa patronatul ca să intensifice atacurile la muncitori.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Красная армия начинает наступление на Казань

10 сентября 2018 г.

7 сентября 1918 года Красная армия начала обстрел Казани, наиболее важного города, оказавшегося под контролем контрреволюционных сил, боровшихся против большевистского режима.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والهمجية: تأملات في الفوضى الشاملة.

٥ شباط فبراير ٢٠١٨

في شهر أكتوبر 2017 ، ألقى دافيد نورث محاضرة بمناسبة مئوية ثورة أكتوبر في معهد سانت أندروز في سكوتلاندا، وقبل المحاضرة أجرى معه آدم ستروم ، رئيس تحرير الصحيفة الرسمية الناطقة باسم جمعية سانت أندروز الاقتصادية هذه المقابلة ونحن نعيد نشر المقابلة التي سبق أن نشرت في الموقع الإلكتروني للصحيفة في السادس والعشرين من شهر نوفمبر 2017.

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Perspective

Venezuela and the hypocrisy of US imperialism

11 September 2018

While the US ruling establishment promotes aggression against Russia with claims of election “meddling,” it plots the overthrow of elected governments and military invasions.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

A week of crisis and deepening dysfunction in US politics

By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2018

There is no progressive or democratic side in the conflict between Trump and his opponents within the military-intelligence apparatus, the corporate media, and the Democratic Party.

German Secret Service denies neo-Nazi violence in Chemnitz

By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2018

After thousands of neo-Nazis rampaged through the East German city of Chemnitz late last month, dominant sections of the German state and political establishment have come to the defence of the fascists.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Teachers must link up their fight with educators nationally and internationally!

By Niles Niemuth, 11 September 2018

Educators across the US have returned to the classrooms under conditions of unrelenting assault on public education.

Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth on ballot for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District

By our reporter, 5 September 2018

Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district website

16 August 2018

Visit our website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan

Workers Struggles

National Grid’s lockout of Massachusetts gas workers in third month

By John Marion, 11 September 2018

Locked-out workers have suffered through the summer with no pay, health insurance that is either nonexistent, inadequate or exorbitantly expensive, and isolation from workers, which has been enforced by the unions.

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Teachers in Argentina vote for limited strike actions

11 September 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Chicago hotel workers’ strike enters fourth day

By Marcus Day, 10 September 2018

Seattle Education Association pushes through sellout deal

By Evan Blake, 10 September 2018

Thousands of rank-and-file US Steel workers cast unanimous votes to strike

By Jessica Goldstein, 8 September 2018

What is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union?

By Tom Mackaman, 8 September 2018

Teamsters announces October 5 vote deadline
Vote “no” on the UPS-Teamsters sellout contract! Form rank-and-file committees to organize opposition!

By the WSWS UPS Workers Newsletter, 6 September 2018

Break the UPS-Teamsters conspiracy! Mobilize opposition to the sellout contract!

More on the struggle at UPS »

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) forum reviews lessons of nursing union sellout

International Amazon Workers Voice

Injured Amazon worker Angela: “If workers controlled Bezos’ billions, nobody would be homeless”

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) spoke to Angela Shelton, an injured worker at the DFW7 Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a number of injured workers have recently been made homeless.

“Amazon thinks I’m a piece of trash on the ground and they’ll walk all over me”
Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia

By Eric London and Zac Corrigan, 3 September 2018

Life under capitalism for an American youth
Injured Texas Wal-Mart worker describes how and why she switched to socialism

By Eric London, 5 September 2018

More on Amazon »

Commentary

Podemos proposes to “co-govern” with Spain’s Socialist Party government

By Alejandro López, 10 September 2018

Syriza jails Syrian swimmer Sara Mardini for helping refugees in Greece

By Kumaran Ira, 10 September 2018

US officials met with Venezuelan military to discuss coup plot

By Alexander Fangmann, 10 September 2018

New York Times covers up Google’s censorship

By Andre Damon, 7 September 2018

A warning to the working class
Facebook’s partnership with the Atlantic Council

In Senate hearing, Facebook pledges to replace “bad speech” with “alternative facts”

A record $31.5 trillion hoarded by corporate oligarchs

The Socialist Equality Party and the anti-Corbyn coup plot: A reply to a reader

By Chris Marsden, 5 September 2018

Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing!

IYSSE

CIA out of University of Illinois Chicago!

By IYSSE at University of Illinois at Chicago, 8 September 2018

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and take up the fight for socialism!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018

Join the IYSSE, the only organization fighting against war, authoritarianism and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

Arts Review

Bisbee ’17: The deportation of Arizona copper miners is a “still-polarizing event”

By Joanne Laurier, 10 September 2018

Leave No Trace: An Iraq War veteran looks to leave the world behind

By Kevin Martinez, 6 September 2018

100 years since the birth of American filmmaker Robert Aldrich
Including an interview with film historian Tony Williams

By David Walsh, 31 August 2018

One of the greatest musical figures of the 20th century
The centenary of Leonard Bernstein—Part 2

By Fred Mazelis, 25 August 2018

One of the greatest musical figures of the 20th century
The centenary of Leonard Bernstein—Part 1

25 years ago: Clinton begins campaign for NAFTA ratification

On September 14, 1993, the US administration of President Bill Clinton began its efforts to win ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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50 years ago: 300,000 participate in silent march in Mexico City

On September 13, 1968, the student-led National Strike Council organized a silent march through Mexico City, which mobilized some 300,000 protesters.

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75 years ago: German troops expand occupation of Italy

On September 10, 1943, German troops invaded Naples, Rome and other Italian cities.

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100 years ago: Trotsky appeals to Czechoslovak troops

On September 13, 1918, in an appeal written days after the capture of Kazan by the Red Army, Leon Trotsky issued a special appeal to the Czechoslovak forces fighting on the side of the counterrevolution.

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History of the Fourth International

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 September 2018

The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Historic discovery of Left Opposition manuscripts from the early 1930s

Teachers Struggles

Reject the sellout in Seattle! For a statewide and national teachers strike!

By WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 8 September 2018

The WSWS Teacher Newsletter urges Seattle teachers meeting today to vote “no” and immediately constitute themselves as an independent rank-and-file committee to plan a serious struggle.

Striking Tacoma, Washington, teachers demand better pay, funding for education

Tacoma teachers strike as walkouts spread across Washington

Seattle Education Association orders teachers to work without contract vote

Science

Waste plastics poison the food chain and contribute to global warming

By Philip Guelpa, 7 September 2018

Public meetings in Australia

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx

6 September 2018

The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.

SEP Australia public meeting in Sydney: The key political issues behind the coup against Turnbull

6 September 2018

As international relations and parliamentary forms of rule break down, the ruling elite is terrified of the growing left-wing sentiment among workers and young people.

Book Review

Olen Steinhauer’s The Middleman: An American uprising, darkly imagined

By James Brookfield, 5 September 2018

At the outset of The Middleman a group of approximately 400 Americans scattered throughout the country suddenly disappear from their day-to-day lives without telling friends and family.

Seymour Hersh’s Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes

By Andre Damon, 3 September 2018

Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who played a leading role in exposing the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Bush Administration’s torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has published a long-awaited autobiography.

History

Fifty years since the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia: Part one
Establishment of a deformed workers’ state in Czechoslovakia

By Clara Weiss, 28 August 2018

On August 20-21, 1968, tens of thousands of troops of the Warsaw Pact states invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” and stifle a nascent movement of the working class. This is the first part of a four-part series.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Obituary

Arsène Tchakarian (1916–2018): The Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle
Part 1: The political origins and military record of the resistance fighters

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 30 August 2018

Arsène Tchakarian (1916-2018): the Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle
Part 2: Who betrayed the Manouchian Group?

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

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

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

By Eric London, 14 August 2018

This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

On August 21, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Fourth International and the co-leader of the Russian Revolution, died from wounds inflicted the day before by an assassin, the Stalinist GPU agent Ramon Mercader.

Defend Julian Assange!

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

Bringing Julian Assange Home

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

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.

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.