15 November 2019

Popular resistance mounts against Bolivian coup

By Andrea Lobo, 15 November 2019

Thousands of workers and peasants in Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, the neighboring district of El Alto and in Cochabamba have taken to the streets in defiance of police-military repression.

The US-backed coup in Bolivia

Canada abets US-sponsored coup in Bolivia

By Roger Jordan, 15 November 2019

Canada’s union-backed, ostensibly “progressive” Liberal government is once again assisting Washington in ousting a Latin American government deemed insufficiently pliant to imperialist interests.

Leaked emails reveal Trump aid Stephen Miller’s fascist politics

By Trévon Austin, 15 November 2019

Emails published by the Southern Poverty Law Center show Stephen Miller, White House senior adviser in charge of immigration policy, espousing racist views and promoting white supremacist and neo-Nazi publications.

Two killed, three injured in Santa Clarita, California school shooting

By Dan Conway, 15 November 2019

The victims were aged 14 to 16 with the suspected shooter also admitted to the hospital with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Following Georgia execution
Protests mount vs. planned execution of Texas inmate Rodney Reed

By Kate Randall, 15 November 2019

In the case of both Ray Cromartie and Rodney Reed, state authorities and courts have ruled against new DNA testing that could prove their innocence.

Growth continues to slow in major economies

By Nick Beams, 15 November 2019

In its report on the latest figures from China, the world’s second largest economy, Bloomberg said the “engines of China’s economies are spluttering with exports falling, factory output slowing, investment at a record low and consumption coming off the boil.”

Corbyn and main union backer McCluskey oppose Labour conference free movement pledge on immigration

By Robert Stevens, 15 November 2019

McCluskey intervened to ensure that it is the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s position that is reflected in this year’s election manifesto.

Blairite MP Margaret Hodge refuses to back Corbyn as prime minister

Corbyn refuses to fight ramped-up bogus “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt

Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention

Erdoğan-Trump meeting resolves none of US-Turkish conflicts

By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2019

While Trump described the meeting as “wonderful,” there were no indications of any substantive agreements on Syria, Russian S-400s or any other issue.

“We’re all in the same boat all over the world, fighting these greedy billionaires”
Michigan Ford engine plant workers denounce UAW sellout, plant closure

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 November 2019

Workers at Ford’s Romeo Engine plant were livid over the union sanctioning the shutdown of the factory

Ford workers describe UAW’s intimidation tactics to pass Ford contract

Ford Kentucky Truck workers speak out against contract: “The people on the floor don’t trust the UAW”

The expanding UAW corruption scandal and the case for rank-and-file committees

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

More on autoworkers struggles »

The German government’s “basic pension” bluff

By Marianne Arens, 15 November 2019

The new measure will not improve the lot of poor pensioners. Rather, the grand coalition government hopes to secure its survival so as to pursue its great power policies and militarist aims.

Acting UAW chief unveils bogus “anti-corruption” reforms

By Tom Hall, 15 November 2019

The measures amount to window dressing, implemented by the members of the same criminal bureaucracy.

Ford workers complain of extreme temperatures Chicago plants amid record-setting freeze

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 November 2019

Workers at Chicago Ford Assembly Plant in Chicago and Chicago Ford Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois complained of extreme variations of the temperature in the plants earlier this week as record low temperatures swept across the Midwestern US. Workers complained that some parts of the plants were bitterly cold while others were overheated.

Las Vegas, Nevada city council passes punitive anti-homeless ordinance

By Jacob Crosse, 15 November 2019

Passed by a 5-2 vote, the ordinance enforcement mechanisms include up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens use of dictatorship-era law against Lula for “inciting violence”

By Miguel Andrade, 15 November 2019

Bolsonaro and the military brass met immediately after Lula was allowed to leave prison while appealing a corruption sentence.

Mass protests after police shoot and kill Aboriginal teenager in remote Australian town

By Eric Ludlow, 15 November 2019

The police killing of Kumanjayi Walker in the poverty-stricken Northern Territory community of Yuendumu has led to widespread protests across Australia.

14 November 2019

Democrats begin impeachment hearings with denunciations of Russia

By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2019

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Trump’s decision to end DACA

By Ed Hightower, 14 November 2019

Dozens of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2019

UK High Court bans strike by 110,000 Royal Mail postal workers

By Robert Stevens, 14 November 2019

US court rules routine border search and seizure of electronic devices unconstitutional

By Kevin Reed, 14 November 2019

Union-backed Chicago Sun-Times attacks Chicago teachers

By Michael Walters and George Gallanis, 14 November 2019

As contract vote approaches, DSA defends sellout by Chicago Teachers Union

Australia: Bushfires continue to ravage New South Wales and Queensland

By Martin Scott, 14 November 2019

New Zealand cabinet minister echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

By John Braddock, 14 November 2019

New in Russian

Одиннадцать тысяч ученых предупреждают о чрезвычайной климатической ситуации

Даниэль де Врис, 15 ноября 2019 г.

Сорок лет переговоров по поводу изменения климата между капиталистическими правительствами не сделали ничего для того, чтобы изменить траекторию движения в сторону экологической и гуманитарной катастрофы.

New in Norwegian

Demokratene innlederer riksrettshøringer med fordømmelser av Russland

Patrick Martin, 15. november 2019

Den første dagen med offentlige, fjernsynskringkastede impeachment-høringer demonstrerte at i riksrettskonflikten utkjemper to av styringsklassen høyreorienterte fraksjoner sine meningsforskjeller over utenrikspolitikk.

USA’s Høyesterett hører muntlige argumenter for Trumps beslutning om å avslutte DACA

Ed Hightower, 15. november 2019

Den høyreorienterte blokka i US Supreme Court syntes beredt til å utlevere 800 000 ikke-dokumenterte immigrantungdommer til Trump-administrasjonens fascistiske deporteringsmaskin.

Dusiner av palestinere drept i israelske angrep på Gaza

Bill Van Auken, 15. november 2019

Opptrappingen mot Gaza tjener Netanyahus politiske behov, som desperat søker en «enhetsregjering» for å unngå å bli drevet fra makten og måtte konfrontere kriminaltiltale.

Med American Dharma besørger filmskaper Errol Morris det-ekstreme-høyres Stephen Bannon en plattform

David Walsh, 15. november 2019

Morris behandler i det store-og-hele Bannon med barnehansker.

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Macron mène une offensive agressive pour un noyau militaire européen

Francis Dubois, 15 novembre 2019

Sur fond de crise politique de l’UE, Macron propose une politique extérieure non discutée avec Berlin, en opposition à Washington, de rapprochement avec Moscou.

Des dizaines de Palestiniens tués lors des frappes israéliennes sur Gaza

Bill Van Auken, 15 novembre 2019

L'intensification de l’assaut contre Gaza répond aux besoins politiques de Nétanyahou, qui cherche désespérément un «gouvernement d'unité» pour éviter d'être chassé du pouvoir et d'être poursuivi au pénal.

L’aristocratie financière française a doublé sa richesse en une décennie

Anthony Torres, 15 novembre 2019

Un an après le début du mouvement des «gilets jaunes», la fortune des plus riches en France a doublé en dix ans.

La Haute Cour du Royaume-Uni interdit la grève de 110.000 postiers du Royal Mail

Robert Stevens, 15 novembre 2019

En réponse au jugement, des grèves sauvages de postiers doivent être organisées et coordonnées avec d’autres travailleurs des secteurs de la grande distribution et des télécommunications et tous ceux qui entrent en lutte.

New in Spanish

Bloomberg y otros oligarcas dictan: ni un centavo más en impuestos

Barry Grey, 15 noviembre 2019

La oligarquía financiera estadounidense está indignada hacia la posibilidad de tener que entregar parte de sus fortunas para pagar por la provisión de salud, educación, vivienda y un ambiente habitable.

La Corte Suprema de EE. UU. escucha argumentos orales sobre la decisión de Trump de terminar con DACA

Ed Hightower, 15 noviembre 2019

El bloc de los jueces derechista parece listo dejar a 800,000 jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados a merced de la máquina de deportación fascista de los Estados Unidos.

Chicago Sun-Times, respaldado por sindicato, ataca a maestros de Chicago

Michael Walters y George Gallanis, 15 noviembre 2019

El Sun-Times, copropiedad de la Federación del Trabajo de Chicago, publicó varios artículos que difaman y atacan a los maestros de Chicago por luchar por mejores escuelas y salarios.

Tribunal de EE. UU. dictamina que la búsqueda y confiscación rutinaria de dispositivos electrónicos es inconstitucional

Kevin Reed, 15 noviembre 2019

La corte dictaminó el martes que las búsquedas y la incautación de dispositivos electrónicos de viajeros internacionales sin sospecha por parte del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) en los aeropuertos de EE. UU. y otros puertos de entrada son inconstitucionales y violan la Cuarta Enmienda.

New in German

Nicht einen Cent mehr für Steuern: Bloomberg und US-Oligarchen bestimmen das Gesetz

Barry Grey, 15. November 2019

Die amerikanische Finanzoligarchie wehrt sich mit Händen und Füßen gegen den bloßen Gedanken, einen Teil ihres Vermögens aufgeben zu müssen, um für Gesundheitsversorgung, Bildung, Wohnen und eine lebenswerte Umwelt zu bezahlen.

Daimler-Chef Källenius will Personalkosten um 1,4 Milliarden Euro senken

Dietmar Henning, 15. November 2019

Der neue Vorstandsvorsitzende des Autoherstellers Ola Källenius kündigte gestern in London ein drastisches Sparprogramm und massiven Arbeitsplatzabbau an.

Lufthansa: Ufo akzeptiert Schlichtung und beendet alle Streiks

Marianne Arens, 15. November 2019

Die Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation Ufo hat alle Streiks ausgesetzt und sich mit dem Lufthansa-Vorstand auf einen unbefristeten Schlichtungsprozess geeinigt.

Demokraten eröffnen Anhörungen zu Amtsenthebungsverfahren mit Hetze gegen Russland

Patrick Martin, 15. November 2019

Der erste Tag der öffentlichen Anhörungen zum Amtsenthebungsverfahrens, die auch im Fernsehen übertragen wurden, hat deutlich gemacht, dass es sich um einen Konflikt zwischen zwei rechten Fraktionen der herrschenden Klasse um außenpolitische Fragen handelt.

New in Turkish

Bolivya’da ABD destekli darbe

Bill Van Auken, 14 Kasım 2019

Güney Amerika’nın en yoksul ülkesi Bolivya, Pazar günü Devlet Başkanı Evo Morales’in,ve hükümet yetkililerinin istifasına yol açan ABD destekli darbenin ardından bir iç savaşın eşiğinde bulunuyor.

Almanya’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, Berlin Duvarı’nın yıkılmasının yıldönümü üzerine toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 14 Kasım 2019

Gerçekte Demokratik Alman Cumhuriyeti’nin kurulması, sosyalizmin gerçekleştirilmesi ile ilgili değil, Batı’da kapitalizmin istikrara kavuşturulması ile ilgiliydi

New in Arabic

يتنافس خمسة مرشحين على الانتخابات الجزائرية في 12 كانون الأول / ديسمبر وسط معارضة جماهيرية

قمران آيرة, ٦ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

وسط احتجاجات جماهيرية مستمرة ضد المؤسسة الحاكمة الجزائرية والانتخابات الرئاسية في 12 كانون الأول / ديسمبر ، أعلنت الهيئة الانتخابية الجزائرية أن خمسة مرشحين يخوضون الانتخابات.

New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছে

মোসেস রাজকুমার ও শশী কুমার, ২৫ অক্টোবর ২০১৯

মাসারসন অটোমোটিভ টেকনোলজিস অ্যান্ড ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং (এম-এ-টি-ই বা মেট)-এর শ্রমিকদের দ্বারা সংগঠিত অনির্দিষ্টকালের ধর্মঘট এখন তৃতীয় মাসে পড়ল।

মার্কিন ফ্যাসিবাদকে এক বলিষ্ট না! ট্রাম্পকে গদিচ্যূত করতে গণআন্দোলন গড়ে তুলুন!

সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি-র রাজনৈতিক কমিটি, ১৪ অক্টোবর ২০১৯

সন্দেহের ওপর ভিত্তি করে যে তদন্ত কংগ্রেস শুরু করেছিল তার পরিপ্রেক্ষিতে রাষ্ট্রপতি ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্পের প্রতিক্রিয়া প্রকাশ্যেই সম্পূর্ণ ফ্যাসিবাদী চরিত্রের। গত সপ্তাহে মিনিয়াপোলিস, মিনেসোটা ও লেক চার্লসে ট্রাম্প প্রকাশ্যে বিদেশীদের প্রতি আতঙ্ক, জাতিগত বিদ্বেষ এবং ইহুদি-বিদ্বষের স্বপক্ষে কথা বলেছে।

New in Portuguese

O golpe na Bolívia apoiado pelos EUA

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 Novembro 2019

Apoiado por Washington, o violento golpe na Bolívia foi facilitado pela covardia política e traição do governo de Morales e seu partido MAS.

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Perspective

The Spanish election crisis and the treachery of Podemos

15 November 2019

With its anti-worker policies, the “left populist” party Podemos allows the neo-fascists to grow by posturing as the only opposition to a corrupt political establishment.

Earlier Perspectives »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

“Opposition to slavery has also been an important theme in American history”
An interview with historian James McPherson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 14 November 2019

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

The New York Times’s 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

The “Irrepressible Conflict:” Slavery, the Civil War and America’s Second Revolution

By Eric London, 9 November 2019

History

David North introduces Turkish-language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky at Istanbul Book Fair

By our reporter, 11 November 2019

Mehring Yayıncılık announced the publication of five major works by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) at its Istanbul Book Fair stall, including two authored by David North.

Free Assange and Manning

Petition calling for Julian Assange’s freedom tabled in Australian parliament

By James Cogan, 15 November 2019

The number of people who have signed the petition is a measure of the broader support and sympathy for Assange.

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning!

Australian workers and youth speak-out in support of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 13 November 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

The Socialist Equality Pary Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan SEP holds final presidential election meeting

By our correspondents, 15 November 2019

The SEP and IYSSE campaigned extensively in Colombo’s working-class neighbourhoods, and amongst students and the urban poor, in the lead-up to the meeting.

Sri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate exposes pseudo-lefts’ pro-capitalist program at university debate

By our correspondents, 13 November 2019

Vote for Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election! Rally to fight for international socialism!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

More on the 2019 Sri Lankan SEP election campaign »

Arts Review

Harbor (Jeter l’ancre un seul jour): A young refugee in need finds allies

By David Walsh, 15 November 2019

In 23-year-old Paul Marques Duarte’s short film, a teacher helps “smuggle” an undocumented immigrant from France to England on board a ferry.

“Vietnam was the first and last war with no censorship”
Veteran photojournalist Tim Page discusses his “21” exhibition

By Richard Phillips, 14 November 2019

New manuscript discovered of The Tale of Genji, the 11th century Japanese novel

Filmmaker Errol Morris provides the extreme-right’s Stephen Bannon a platform in American Dharma

Workers Struggles

Record low numbers participate in 24-hour stunt strike at University of California schools and health system

By Evelyn Rios, 15 November 2019

The dismal participation in the strike—with only 2 percent of the 25,000 workers taking part—is not a reflection of any lack of desire to fight, but of a vote of no confidence in the union.

University of California union attempts to wear down workers with a sixth 24-hour strike

Little Rock, Arkansas teachers stage one-day strike

By Nancy Hanover, 15 November 2019

In their first strike in 32 years, teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas, walked out to oppose privatization.

National strike of postal workers in Finland; mass strikes in Algeria; struggles continue in Lebanon and Zimbabwe
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

15 November 2019

About 9,000 Finnish postal workers at the state-owned Posti walked out Monday while mass protests continue in Algeria and Lebanon and the strike by Zimbabwe doctors has spread following sackings.

Vote “no” on the tentative teachers' contract! Form rank-and-file committees to defend public education in Chicago!

By Alexander Fangmann, 7 November 2019

India: 48,000 striking Telangana transport workers defy back to work order

By Kranti Kumara, 7 November 2019

Commentary

Bloomberg and his fellow oligarchs lay down the law: Not a penny more in taxes

By Barry Grey, 14 November 2019

Remembrance Day and Rearmament:
Why Canada’s elite finally turned on notorious right-wing hockey commentator Don Cherry

By Carl Bronski, 14 November 2019

The Spanish elections and the rise of the fascistic Vox party

By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2019

The Democrats’ campaign for internet censorship: Who is to determine what are “lies”?

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2019

In Berlin Wall speech, Pompeo advances crusade against Russia and China

By Bill Van Auken, 11 November 2019

One year since the Northern California Camp Fire
An accounting of a crime

By Toby Reese, 11 November 2019

Autoworkers Struggles

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

How Ford and the UAW plan to cut autoworkers’ health care

Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds

Science

Social inequality in Early Bronze Age Europe

By Philip Guelpa, 12 November 2019

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

Socialist Equality Party to stand in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party will stand candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

25 years ago: Memoirs of Soviet Left Oppositionist Nadezhda Joffe published in English

On November 15, 1994, the US Trotskyist publishing house Labor Publications released Back In Time: My Life, My Fate, My Epoch, the memoirs of Soviet Left Oppositionist Nadezhda Joffe. The daughter of Adolf Abramovich Joffe, a leading figure in the October Revolution and close friend of Leon Trotsky, Nadezhda herself was a partisan of the Left Opposition and an active participant in the struggle against the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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50 years ago: Massive demonstrations against the Vietnam War

On November 15, 1969 over 500,000 people gathered in Washington DC to march against the Vietnam War. Demonstrations were held in other cities. Collectively the “Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam” protests constituted the largest political rallies in US history up to that point, with a total of about two million joining. They followed by one month a demonstration in Washington DC that drew 250,000.

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75 years ago: German troops ousted from Greece

On November 11, 1944, the last German troops in Greece were evacuated, marking the end of the Nazi occupation of the country that had claimed roughly 400,000 lives and provoked mass resistance.

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100 years ago: IWW member Wesley Everest lynched in Centralia, Washington

On November 11, 1919, Wesley Everest, a worker and a member of the revolutionary syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies), was lynched by members of the American Legion in Centralia, Washington.

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Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE meetings in Germany: Stop the shift to the right at the universities!

By our correspondents, 6 November 2019

Stop the censorship of socialist views by the University of Leipzig student council

Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes new ICFI books for İstanbul Book Fair

By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 2 September 2019

Preview the new publication from Mehring Books
Author’s introduction to Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

By Vadim Z. Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Now available from Mehring Books
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin

Obituary

Detroit Democrat John Conyers, long-standing fixture in Congress, dies at 90

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2019

Featured Commentary

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019