Trump calls for “massive cities of tents” and indefinite detention of immigrants

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.

All men are not created equal
The American oligarchy’s attack on birthright citizenship

Trump may send 15,000 troops to US-Mexico border

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Thousands attend funerals for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

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.

Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue
Anti-Semitic violence erupts in America

Thousands protest Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh synagogue following mass shooting

Vigils for victims of Pittsburgh shooting express anger over Trump’s racist incitements

After Pittsburgh massacre: New York Times covers up Trump’s role in instigating fascist violence

Washington calls for Yemen ceasefire as Saudis escalate siege of Hodeidah

By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2018

The hypocritical “peace effort” advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.

Amid crisis over Khashoggi murder
US State Department “socialists” discover the war in Yemen

Amid furor over Khashoggi murder, UN warns millions more face starvation in Yemen

As sanctions tighten, Washington threatens Iran with “military might”

By Keith Jones, 2 November 2018

The US is dramatically escalating its illegal, economic war against Iran, with the aim of crashing its economy and imposing a pro-US regime in Tehran.

Ecuador’s government cuts off all access to Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 2 November 2018

The ban is another warning of the Moreno government’s preparations to terminate the WikiLeaks publisher’s asylum.

The JVP’s fraudulent attempt to capitalise on Sri Lanka’s political crisis

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 2 November 2018

The JVP, a Sinhala supremacist party of the political establishment, is posturing as an opponent of both competing factions of the ruling elite.

Fight for a socialist solution to the political crisis in Sri Lanka

Falling growth rate sparks concern in China’s ruling circles

By Nick Beams, 2 November 2018

A Politburo statement reflected the growing anxiety in Beijing over the economy and the impact of US trade war measures.

A major escalation in the US economic war against China

Japanese PM visits China in bid to improve relations

Chicago Teamsters local announces end to UPS contract extension

By George Marlowe, 2 November 2018

The union is seeking to reach a concessions contract with management while preventing a rebellion among rank-and-file workers.

Teamsters forces UPS Freight workers to vote again on rejected sellout contract

“We should all be fighting together”
Teamsters union isolates 8,500 Chicago UPS workers

After Teamsters overrule “no” vote on contract, UPS earnings up 20 percent

More on the struggle at UPS »

Abigail Spanberger: CIA Democrat for Virginia’s 7th District

By E.P. Milligan, 2 November 2018

Abigail Spanberger is one of the most prominent of the former military and intelligence operatives running as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.

Canada Post workers’ rotating strike briefly extended to Montreal

By our reporters, 2 November 2018

The union’s rotating strike strategy is designed to dissipate workers’ energy, curtail Canada Post’s profits as little as possible, and avoid confrontation with the trade union-supported Liberal government.

Canadian postal workers criticize ineffectual rotating walkouts

Canada: Postal union launches rotating walkout campaign

France to send aircraft carrier to South China Sea to threaten China

By Anthony Torres, 2 November 2018

Amid growing tensions between the major powers, France’s nuclear-armed aircraft carrier is set to travel next year to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.

Turkish ruling parties break planned election alliance

By Barış Demir, 2 November 2018

The AKP and MHP broke their alliance in the 2019 elections amid mounting differences on social anger among workers over the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

100,000 people living in unsafe UK tower blocks

By Barry Mason, 2 November 2018

Building surveyor expert Arnold Tarling, who has examined Large Panel System blocks across London, believes they have fundamental structural flaws.

UK budget: Labour makes clear big business will dictate Corbyn government policies

Australian Labor Party leader outlines militarist foreign policy

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 November 2018

Bill Shorten pledged an expansion of Australian military and economic activities in the Pacific, aimed at countering China’s growing influence in the region.

Australia declares China a threat to military-related university research and infrastructure

New in French

Le patron de BlackRock veut diriger la CDU au pouvoir en Allemagne

Peter Schwarz, 2 novembre 2018

L’élite dirigeante allemande utilise les défaites électorales du gouvernement de grande coalition en Bavière et en Hesse pour faire pression pour un virage à droite.

Les hommes ne sont pas tous créés égaux
L’attaque de l’oligarchie américaine contre le droit du sol

Eric London, 2 novembre 2018

Toutes les factions de la classe dirigeante considèrent les droits démocratiques fondamentaux comme un obstacle à leur quête de richesse et de domination mondiale.

Crise au Sri Lanka: un rassemblement de l'UNP exige la convocation du parlement

nos journalistes, 2 novembre 2018

La manifestation faisait partie d’une campagne visant à reprendre le pouvoir après que le président Sirisena eut limogé le dirigeant de l’UNP, Wickremesinghe, au poste de Premier ministre.

GM réalise un bénéfice trimestriel record tandis que les sociétés américaines accélèrent la réduction des coûts

Jerry White, 2 novembre 2018

Le syndicat UAW a joué un rôle crucial dans la réduction des salaires des travailleurs et l’intensification de leur exploitation dans les usines.

New in Turkish

Brezilya’da Bolsonaro’nun zaferi ve İşçi Partisi’nin bozgunu

Bill Van Auken, 2 Kasım 2018

PT’nin ve onun sahte sol savunucularının bozgunuyla birlikte, belirleyici siyasi görev, işçi sınıfına yönelmek ve onun içinde, sosyalizm ve enternasyonalizm programına dayanan devrimci bir önderlik inşa etmektir.

Çin devlet başkanı, orduya savaşa hazır olma emri verdi

Peter Symonds, 2 Kasım 2018

ABD’nin Çin’e karşı, Obama döneminde başlatılıp Trump yönetimi altında hız verilen savaş yönelimi, küresel kapitalizmin derinleşen ve ABD’de yoğunlaşan krizinin bir ürünüdür.

Ekvador, Julian Assange’ın siyasi sığınmasını sona erdirmeye çalışıyor

Mike Head, 2 Kasım 2018

Assange’a ve WikiLeaks’e karşı yoğunlaşan adımlar, ABD hükümetinin ve büyük teknoloji şirketlerinin internette bir sansür rejimi dayatma; savaş ve hükümet karşıtı, sosyalist görüşlere erişimi kısıtlama yönelimiyle doğrudan bağlantılıdır.

İtalya: Protestolar ve grevler hükümete artan muhalefete işaret ediyor

Allison Smith, 2 Kasım 2018

Ekim ayında İtalya genelinde gerçekleşen grev ve protesto dalgası, Beş Yıldız Hareketi-Lega koalisyon hükümetine yönelik yaygın ve giderek büyüyen muhalefeti ve İtalyanların ezici çoğunluğu için hızla kötüleşen yaşam standartları konusunda artan kaygıları yansıtıyor.

Sri Lanka’daki siyasi krize sosyalist bir çözüm uğruna mücadele

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), 2 Kasım 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), işçi sınıfını, kapitalist partilerin tamamını reddetmeye ve kendi sınıf çıkarları uğruna mücadele etmek üzere bağımsız olarak harekete geçmeye çağırır.

New in German

Video aus dem Ankerzentrum Manching:
Brutaler Security-Einsatz gegen Flüchtlinge

Max Linhof und Marianne Arens, 2. November 2018

Die WSWS hat von Betroffenen ein Amateurvideo erhalten, das die Brutalität im Umgang mit Flüchtlingen hautnah vermittelt.

SPD unterstützt Rechtsruck der CDU

Peter Schwarz, 2. November 2018

Die SPD ist bereit, Merz oder Spahn den Weg ins Kanzleramt und der AfD den Weg in die Regierung zu bahnen, um Neuwahlen zu verhindern.

Nicht alle Menschen sind gleich
Der Angriff der amerikanischen Oligarchie auf die US-Staatsbürgerschaft

Eric London, 2. November 2018

Alle Fraktionen der herrschenden Klasse betrachten die demokratischen Grundrechte als Hindernis bei ihrem Streben nach Reichtum und Weltmacht.

Umfassende Eskalation im US-Wirtschaftskrieg gegen China

Nick Beams, 2. November 2018

Das US-Handelsministerium hat „im Interesse der nationalen Sicherheit“ Einschränkungen für Geschäfte mit dem chinesischen Hightechkonzern Fujian Jinhua eingeführt.

New in Spanish

Todos los hombres no han sido creados iguales
El ataque de la oligarquía estadounidense contra la ciudadanía por nacimiento

Eric London, 2 noviembre 2018

Todas las facciones de la burguesía ven los derechos democráticos como obstáculos para su adquisición de mayores riquezas y dominio global.

GM obtiene ganancias trimestrales récord cuando empresas estadounidenses aceleran reducción de costos

Por Jerry White, 2 noviembre 2018

El sindicato automotor UAW ha desempeñado un papel crítico en la supresión de los salarios de los trabajadores y la intensificación de su explotación en las fábricas.

Trump podría enviar 15.000 soldados a la frontera de Estados Unidos y México

Por Kevin Martinez, 2 noviembre 2018

La declaración de Trump llega una semana después de que el presidente anunció el despliegue inicial de 5.000 tropas en una ofensiva antiinmigrante sin precedentes.

New in Russian

Министр внутренних дел Италии Сальвини распорядился выгнать мигрантов из города Риаче

Марианна Аренс, 31 октября 2018 г.

Правое коалиционное правительство приказало удалить всех беженцев из «деревни гостеприимства» на юге Калабрии.

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Perspective

What is to be done about the plutocrats?

2 November 2018

A new report documents the colossal role of inherited wealth in perpetuating social inequality in America.

Earlier Perspectives »

Exclusive Report

Child detainees speak out: “I just wanted a hug from someone”
The view from inside America’s child immigrant detention shelters

By our reporters, 1 November 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with several immigrant children recently released from child detention shelters about conditions in the facilities.

Featured Commentary

New York Times tries to shame “disillusioned young voters” into supporting the Democrats

By Barry Grey, 2 November 2018

As masses of people grow increasingly disillusioned with capitalism and the two-party system, the Times is doing its best to shore up support for the Democratic Party.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

An open letter to WDIV Local 4 News in Detroit
Stop the censorship of the Socialist Equality Party campaign!

By Niles Niemuth, 2 November 2018

The following open letter was sent to Kim Voet, the news director of WDIV Local 4 News and ClickonDetroit.com, protesting the exclusion of any information about the SEP election campaign from their coverage.

Who are Gary Walkowicz and the Working Class Party?

By Tom Hall and Tim Rivers, 2 November 2018

The Working Class Party, which is running United Auto Workers committeeman Gary Walkowicz for Congress, is an electoral front created by the pseudo-left Spark group.

Obama stumps for Democrats in Michigan: A legacy of social devastation

By Niles Niemuth, 26 October 2018

Oppose Trump’s attacks on immigrants! Defend the migrant caravan!

By Niles Niemuth, 25 October 2018

SEP candidate Niles Niemuth speaks with students and workers in Lincoln Park, Michigan

“It is like a pyramid scheme and we’re the worker ants at the bottom”
Amazon workers in Downriver Michigan speak to SEP candidate Niles Niemuth

Campaign website »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Against the right-wing attacks of university administrators and the far-right
Successful solidarity event for the student union of Humboldt University

By our reporters, 2 November 2018

Two hundred students came to a meeting October 25 at Humboldt University called in solidarity with the RefRat, the student administration.

Arts Review

What do Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life and Jesse Peretz’s Juliet, Naked have in common?

By David Walsh, 1 November 2018

Two short films: The Overcoat, based on the Nikolai Gogol story, and Detainment, about the Jamie Bulger murder case

By David Walsh, 29 October 2018

Interview with photographer Tom Kiefer: “This work is part of the historical documentation of our country’s response to migration”
El Sueño Americano: Exhibition of migrants’ items seized and discarded by US border patrol

By Norisa Diaz, 26 October 2018

Commentary

BlackRock boss Merz applies to head Germany’s ruling CDU

By Peter Schwarz, 1 November 2018

With Merkel’s withdrawal, German grand coalition accelerates lurch to the right

Bolsonaro’s victory and the debacle of Brazil’s Workers Party

By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2018

A wolf in wolf’s clothing: West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda

By Naomi Spencer, 31 October 2018

Geoffrey Rush defamation trial against Murdoch media begins in Sydney

By Linda Tenenbaum, 27 October 2018

New York Times celebrates downfall of 201 “powerful men:” The ugly face of the #MeToo campaign

One year of the #MeToo movement

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

Science

World vertebrate populations have fallen 60 percent since 1970

By Bryan Dyne, 1 November 2018

The latest Living Planet Report demonstrates the far-reaching implications of human activity on both the climate and the degradation of the natural environment.

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Watch: Two Hundred Years Since the Birth of Karl Marx

By Nick Beams, 31 October 2018

This lecture was delivered by Nick Beams, a member of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, at several Australian universities during September and October 2018.

Nick Beams delivers successful lectures on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx at Australian universities

By our reporters, 31 October 2018

History of the Fourth International

David North begins US speaking tour in Michigan to mark 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 25 October 2018

David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, spoke on the lessons of the 20th century, the attack on Marxism and the fight for socialism today.

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

Large Colombo audience hears David North’s lecture on the history of the Fourth International

The struggle for socialism and the importance of history: David North interviewed on Radio Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime TV News reports on David North’s press conference

Text of David North's remarks to Sri Lankan press conference on Trotskyism

Watch: David North interviewed on Sri Lanka’s English-language Channel Eye TV

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

By David North, 3 September 2018

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

19 October 2018

David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, will be speaking in the United States this fall to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

Workers Struggles

Italian and Portuguese public sector workers strike; UK rail strikes continue
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 November 2018

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

GM makes record quarterly profit as US corporations accelerate cost-cutting

By Jerry White, 1 November 2018

Fiat Chrysler workers hit with temporary layoffs across North America

By Jacob Crosse, 1 November 2018

Video: One year since the death of Ford worker Jacoby Hennings—The failure of capitalism and the fight of young workers for a future

Still no investigation into death of young autoworker
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings

Chilean police attack pensioners’ protest in Santiago

By Cesar Uco, 31 October 2018

New Zealand teachers’ union moves to call off strikes

By John Braddock, 31 October 2018

“Conditions are worse today than they were 40 years ago”
Pittsburgh-area workers speak out on USW sellout deal with US Steel

By a WSWS reporting team, 30 October 2018

Vote “no” on the USW-US Steel concessions contract!

United Steelworkers announces tentative deal with US Steel

25 years ago: Maastricht Treaty establishes European Union

On November 1, 1993, the European Economic Community was officially transformed into the European Union as the Treaty on European Union, informally known as the Maastricht Treaty, went into effect.

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50 years ago: Johnson announces temporary halt in bombing of North Vietnam

In a nationally televised speech on October 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson announced that the United States was halting the bombing of North Vietnam, which had been continued more or less without pause since 1965.

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75 years ago: US coal miners win contract in fourth wartime strike

Members of the United Mine Workers union launched their fourth wartime strike after an October 31, 1943 deadline passed without an agreement.

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100 years ago: British poet Wilfred Owen dies in battle

Wilfred Owen, one of the most significant poets of the First World War and one of the great anti-war poets of any time, was killed in action on November 4, 1918 while crossing the Sambre-Oise Canal in northern France.

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Mehring Books

Why are they back?
New title from Mehring Books explains resurgence of fascism in Germany

By our reporters, 19 October 2018

Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.

Mehring Books UK publishes The Heritage We Defend 30th anniversary edition

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

Book review

DSA covers for unions and Democrats in new book on walkout by West Virginia teachers
55 Strong, Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

By Nancy Hanover, 18 October 2018

A new book promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is centered on the lie that the West Virginia teachers’ strike, which set off the series of strikes nationally last spring, was a “victory” in which the unions played a heroic role.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers

By Tom Carter, 16 October 2018

Watch: What do Amazon job applicants think about $15/hr?

More on Amazon »

History

Vadim Rogovin and the sociology of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 25 September 2018

September 18 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Soviet Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin, the author of a seven-volume series on Stalinism and the Marxist opposition to the Soviet bureaucracy.

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin

By David North, 18 September 2018

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

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
The lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal

By Rohantha De Silva and Vilani Peiris, 24 September 2018


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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.

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.