11 July 2019

17,000 Walmart workers strike in Chile

By Andrea Lobo, 11 July 2019

The walkout is in response to mass firings and the expansion of a “multifunctional” work regime for the remaining workers.

Chilean union bureaucracy pleads with teachers to end five-week strike

Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange

By Thomas Scripps, 11 July 2019

Assange’s scalp must be taken at all costs to further imperialism’s colonial-style wars of conquest and global war on the social and democratic rights of the working class

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2019

Washington used the International Atomic Energy Agency as a forum for charging Iran with violating a treaty that the US itself ripped up.

Court orders UK to suspend Saudi Arabia arms sales over Yemen war

By Jean Shaoul, 11 July 2019

The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.

The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019

The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the “lefts,” but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.

UAW attempts to block WSWS Autoworker Newsletter from covering contract talks

By Jerry White, 11 July 2019

The UAW is terrified of the growing anger and opposition of autoworkers, who have a voice in the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter.

As industry analyst calls UAW-automaker negotiations “Kabuki theatre”
Autoworkers demand substantial improvement in wages and conditions on eve of contract talks

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Prominent Australian academic suggests building nuclear weapons

By Peter Symonds, 11 July 2019

The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.

Refugee death toll rises in Mediterranean Sea graveyard

By Marianne Arens, 11 July 2019

The courageous action of ship captain Carola Rackete has again focused public attention on the plight of refugees seeking to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.

18-month lockout at aluminum plant ends
Quebec ABI workers’ struggle betrayed by United Steelworkers Union

By Laurent Lafrance, 11 July 2019

The unions isolated the workers at ABI and collaborated with the corporation to impose a defeat that will be used to attack working conditions throughout the industry.

New in Italian

Conferenza a Cuba adatta Trotsky alla politica del nazionalismo borghese

Bill Van Auken, 11 luglio 2019

Una raccolta di pseudo-sinistre e revisionisti pablisti è statainvitata a L'Avana per sopprimere il contenuto rivoluzionario del trotskismo.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Красная армия овладевает Златоустом, ключевым городом на Урале

11 июля 2019 г.

13 июля 1919 года 5-я армия Красной армии под командованием Михаила Тухачевского взяла Златоуст, ключевой город на Южном Урале, находившийся под контролем контрреволюционных сил адмирала Колчака.

New in Norwegian

USA skrur opp trusler der Iran går ut over avtalegrensene for urananrikning

Bill Van Auken, 11. juli 2019

Irans regjering overtrådte bevisst avtalen for å presse de resterende undertegnerne av atomenergiavtalen til å motsette seg de kriminelle amerikanske økonomiske sanksjonene.

Australsk politi overvåker journalisters reise- og internettdata

Mike Head, 11. juli 2019

Nye rapporter viser en eskalerende innsats for å kriminalisere eksponeringer av viktige operasjoner utført av militæret og etterretningsagenturene.

New in Spanish

Trump amenaza con ignorar a la Corte Suprema sobre censo: la marcha hacia gobernar por decreto

Por Eric London, 11 julio 2019

La principal ventaja de Trump es la irresponsable falta de carácter del Partido Demócrata, cuyo registro ha sido de total aquiescencia a los intensificados ataques de Trump contra principios democráticos básicos.

Se intensifica el ataque a los derechos democráticos
El FBI y ICE escanean fotos de licencias de conducir con tecnología de reconocimiento facial

Por Kevin Reed, 11 julio 2019

Detrás de las espaldas del público, las redes integradas, bases de datos y tecnologías de inteligencia artificial están siendo empleados para acumular información en la forma de perfiles digitales sobre cada ciudadano.

Burocracia sindical chilena pide a maestros poner fin a huelga de cinco semanas

Por Andrea Lobo, 11 julio 2019

Los docentes que están haciendo huelga en defensa de la educación pública recibieron la orden del sindicato, “repleguemos el movimiento, depongamos el paro y volvamos a clases justo antes de vacaciones”.

New in Turkish

İran uranyum zenginleştirme sınırını aşarken, ABD tehditleri arttırıyor

Barry Grey, 11 Temmuz 2019

Pazartesi günü, Uluslararası Atom Enerjisi Kurumu (UAEK), İran’ın, 2015’te yapılan nükleer anlaşmada izin verilen uranyum zenginleştirme sınırını geçtiğini doğruladı.

Etiyopya kökenli İsraillinin polis tarafından vurulmasına karşı kitlesel protestolar

Jean Shaoul, 11 Temmuz 2019

Trump’ın twitter mesajı, zor yoluyla toprak edinmeyi yasadışı kılan uluslararası hukuku ihlal ediyor.

New in French

La Haut-Commissaire aux droits de l’homme des Nations Unies dénonce les «conditions scandaleuses» pour les immigrants dans les camps de concentration américains

Josh Varlin, 11 juillet 2019

Indiquant que le gouvernement américain n’a pas l’intention de faire suite à la déclaration de Bachelet, le DHS a exigé que 1000 soldats de la Garde nationale soient envoyés à la frontière entre le Texas et le Mexique.

Trump menace d’ignorer la Cour Suprême sur le recensement: la marche vers le gouvernement par décrets

Eric London, 11 juillet 2019

Le plus grand atout de Trump est l’abdication d’un Parti démocrate qui n’a cessé d’approuver entièrement ses attaques de plus en plus virulentes des principes démocratiques fondamentaux.

Relations anglo-américaines au plus bas après des critiques fuitées de Trump par l'ambassade britannique

Chris Marsden, 11 juillet 2019

L’attaque de May par Trump au sujet du Brexit est la dernière en date pour soutenir son probable successeur, Boris Johnson, et l’éclatement de l’Union européenne

Washington approuve un important programme d’armement pour Taïwan

Ben McGrath, 11 juillet 2019

L’accord avec Taïwan fait partie d’une campagne intensifiée de Washington pour armer ses alliés de la région dans le cadre de sa préparation à la guerre contre la Chine.

Première partie: Contre-révolution et antisémitisme
Un spectre hante l'Europe: le mythe du judéo-bolchevisme, de Paul Hanebrink

Clara Weiss, 11 juillet 2019

Le livre de Hanebrink se concentre sur la relation entre la peur du « spectre du communisme » qui hante l'Europe – auquel se référaient Marx et Engels dans leur Manifeste communiste de 1847 – et l'antisémitisme.

New in German

Trump droht, das Oberste Gericht in Fragen des Zensus zu missachten
Die USA auf dem Weg zur Präsidialherrschaft

Eric London, 11. Juli 2019

Der größte Vorteil des US-Präsidenten ist die Unfähigkeit der Demokratischen Partei, die Trumps Angriffen auf die grundlegenden demokratischen Prinzipien nichts entgegenzusetzen hat.

Mordfall Lübcke: Wie eine rechtsradikale Verschwörung im Staatsapparat die Aufklärung unterdrückt

Ulrich Rippert, 11. Juli 2019

Es wird alles getan, um die enge Verflechtung des Lübcke-Attentäters mit einem rechtsextremen Terrornetzwerk zu vertuschen, das tief in die Geheimdienste und den Staatsapparat reicht.

Beziehungen zwischen USA und Großbritannien auf dem Tiefpunkt:
Britischer Botschafter in den USA tritt nach Kritik an Trump zurück

Chris Marsden, 11. Juli 2019

Trumps Angriff auf May wegen des Brexit ist nur die jüngste Breitseite, mit der der US-Präsident ihren wahrscheinlichen Nachfolger Boris Johnson und ein Auseinanderbrechen der Europäischen Union fördert.

Konferenz auf Kuba strickt Trotzki für die Politik des bürgerlichen Nationalismus zurecht

Bill Van Auken, 11. Juli 2019

Pseudolinke und pablistische Revisionisten sind Anfang Mai nach Havanna eingeladen worden, um den revolutionären Inhalt des Trotzkismus zu unterdrücken.

New in Portuguese

O 4 de Julho de Trump: discurso militarista de um sistema em crise

Por Joseph Kishore, 10 Julho 2019

Planejado como uma demonstração do eterno poder e grandeza do capitalismo estadunidense, o que foi exposto no espetáculo grotesco é uma classe dominante sitiada e isolada.

New in Urdu

ایرانی انقلاب۔۔۔۔چالیس سال بعد

کیتھ جونز

یہ سٹالنسٹ تودہ پارٹی اور سٹالنزم کی سیاست ہے جو بنیادی طور پر ایرانی انقلاب کے پٹڑی سے اُتر جانے کی ذِمہ دار ہے۔

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Perspective

Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street’s demands

11 July 2019

Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony to Congress yesterday was warmly welcomed by the financial markets, with Wall Street’s S&P 500 index at one point surpassing 3,000, a new record.

Earlier Perspectives »

2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019

Despite her public image as a representative of the “left” wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.

Arts Review

Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes

By Joanne Laurier, 11 July 2019

Charité at War  is a German television drama, set in the years 1943 to 1945 at Berlin’s Charité hospital, one of the most prominent in Europe. The series depicts life under Nazi rule.

Racialism and money-grubbing: The New York Times explains why “more critics of color” are needed

By David Walsh and Fred Mazelis, 9 July 2019

A conversation with Mike Kaplan, the producer of The Whales of August (1987), Lillian Gish’s final film
The famed actress “was filled with curiosity, creativity and imagination”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2019

Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years

By David Walsh, 2 July 2019

A conversation with Todd Tarbox, editor of Marching Song

Obituary

H. Ross Perot, billionaire third-party US presidential candidate, dead at 89

By Fred Mazelis, 10 July 2019

The Texas tycoon won the biggest support for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

Book Review

Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism

By Clara Weiss, 9 July 2019

Hanebrink’s false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.

Part 1: Counter-revolution and anti-Semitism
Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2019

Workers Struggles

Countdown to contract fight
Auto execs, UAW have a game plan: What will autoworkers do?

By Jerry White, 26 June 2019

Hundreds quit union as UAW pushes through sellout deal at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio

Help autoworkers gear up for the battle ahead

More on autoworkers struggles »

Bus drivers in Massachusetts strike over wages and healthcare

By Elliott Vernon, 6 July 2019

Commentary

UN human rights chief denounces “outrageous conditions” for immigrants in US concentration camps

By Josh Varlin, 10 July 2019

Trump’s threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree

By Eric London, 10 July 2019

Syriza’s election defeat: A balance sheet of a political betrayal

By Alex Lantier, 9 July 2019

Amazon’s 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2019

As economic conflicts intensify
One year since the start of US trade war against China

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2019

Trump’s Fourth of July: The militarist bombast of a crisis-ridden system

By Joseph Kishore, 6 July 2019

Germany: Following the murder of politician Walter Lübcke—the call for a strong state

By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2019

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Free Assange and Manning

Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka’s Jaffna University

By our reporters, 9 July 2019

SEP (Australia) holds rally in Brisbane to demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Gary Alvernia, 8 July 2019

Julian Assange’s birthday celebrated at vigils in Australia and New Zealand

By our reporters, 5 July 2019

Video: Watch the Sydney Free Assange rally

4 July 2019

The demonstration is one of a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Equality Party to defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning; the next will be in Brisbane on Saturday followed by Melbourne on Sunday July 14.

Video: Protesters at SEP (Australia) rally speak out in defence of Assange and Manning

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

25 years ago: North Korean Stalinist leader Kim Il-Sung dies

On July 8, 1994, North Korean Stalinist ruler Kim Il-Sung died at the age of 83 from a heart attack. His death was officially announced by the government 30 hours later.

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50 years ago: “Soccer War” breaks out between El Salvador and Honduras

On July 14, 1969 El Salvador’s president Fidel Sánchez Hernández ordered the invasion and bombing of neighboring Honduras.

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75 years ago: Nazis liquidate Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania

On July 8, 1944, Nazi forces began the liquidation of the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania, amid the approach of Red Army troops.

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100 years ago: Red Army takes key Urals city of Zlatoust

On July 13, 1919, the Red Army’s Fifth Army under the command of Mikhail Tukhachevsky took Zlatoust, a key town in the southern Urals, from the counterrevolutionary forces of Admiral Kolchak.

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History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meetings review political lessons of Australia’s federal election

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

Australian workers and youth discuss SEP election campaign

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

IYSSE

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4 July 2019

The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University, 29 June 2019

Fund Appeal

Science

Multiple studies demonstrate global warming is melting glaciers faster

By Philip Guelpa, 24 June 2019

Mehring Books

Available in English and Spanish
New pamphlet on Matamoros wildcat strikes

6 June 2019

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new pamphlet, The 2019 workers’ rebellion in Matamoros, Mexico by WSWS writer Andrea Lobo.

Matamoros workers run for office: The political questions

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

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International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.