Roger Waters and John Pilger make powerful defence of Julian Assange in London

By our reporters, 3 September 2019

Pilger stated: “By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny.”

Roger Waters holds concert on Monday
Take forward the fight to free Julian Assange!

Tens of thousands join first day of Hong Kong protest strike

By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2019

The union confederation is doing all it can to limit action by workers and confine their demands to those of the official pro-capitalist opposition in Hong Kong.

Two-day strike begins in Hong Kong following weekend of protests

Hong Kong mass rally banned as Chinese troops deployed in show of force

“It’s our time”: US autoworkers denounce UAW corruption, vow to fight as contract deadline approaches

By our reporter, 3 September 2019

The exposure of widespread corruption in the United Auto Workers leadership has only hardened the resolve of US autoworkers to make gains in the upcoming contract fight.

Autoworkers conclude near-unanimous strike votes as corruption scandal targets charity run by UAW president

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Hurricane Dorian kills five in the Bahamas as it moves slowly on to Florida

By Kevin Reed, 3 September 2019

Hurricane Dorian lashed the Bahamas all day Monday as it sat nearly motionless and battered the low-lying islands.

Hurricane Dorian devastates northern Bahamas, reaches Category 5

Eight dead, 26 missing in deadly boat fire off Southern California coast

By Norisa Diaz, 3 September 2019

Given the high likelihood that the remaining passengers will not be found alive, the fire on the Conception will rank among the deadliest maritime tragedies in California and US history.

Far-right Alternative for Germany makes gains in state elections

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 September 2019

The fascistic party was the main beneficiary in the collapse in support for the parties that make up the ruling grand coalition.

Germany: Xenophobic and anti-Semitic offences are rising sharply

Courts back Trump administration as ICE continues to force-feed immigrants

By Adam McLean, 3 September 2019

Force-feeding typically can causes excruciating pain, is dangerous when performed on unwilling participants, and is recognized by international doctors’ associations as a form of torture.

New York cook arrested by ICE after filing lawsuit for $200,000 in stolen wages

By Owen Mullan, 3 September 2019

There is no doubt that the agency was tipped off on Xue Hui Zhang’s whereabouts in order to make his suit for repayment more difficult.

CWA shuts down strike of 22,000 AT&T workers across US South

Australia: Whistleblower trials proceed despite outcry

By Mike Head, 3 September 2019

The Morrison government rejects calls to drop the prosecution of people who exposed the criminal activities of the country’s US-linked spy agencies and armed forces.

Australian worker killed in fall on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 3 September 2019

Mohamad Riche, who died in an avoidable accident on August 21, was the sixth construction worker in Australia to lose his life on worksites this year.

New in Turkish

II. Dünya Savaşı’nın başlamasının sekseninci yıldönümü

Bill Van Auken, 3 Eylül 2019

Dünya geneline yayılacak ve 1945’te sona erene kadar altı yıl sürecek olan İkinci Dünya Savaşı, tarifsiz bir gaddarlıkla yürütüldü ve insanlığın kolektif hafızasında tarihteki en barbarca olay olarak yer etti.

II. Dünya Savaşı’nın Nedenleri ve Sonuçları

David North, 3 Eylül 2019

II. Dünya Savaşı’nın nedenlerine ilişkin her değerlendirmenin, 1939 ile 1945 yılları arasındaki küresel askeri çatışmanın, 1914-1918 arasında yaşanmış olan ilk küresel çatışmadan yalnızca yirmi beş yıl sonra gerçekleştiği gerçeğinden yola çıkması gerekir.

Roger Waters konseri
Julian Assange’a özgürlük mücadelesini ileriye taşıyın!

Joseph Kishore, 3 Eylül 2019

Basçı, şarkıcı ve söz yazarı Roger Waters ile gazeteci John Pilger, WikiLeaks’in yayıncısı ve gazeteci Julian Assange’a özgürlük talep etmek için 2 Eylül günü Londra’da son derece önemli bir etkinlik çağrısı yaptılar.

Rus Devrimi ve Tamamlanmamış Yirminci Yüzyıl’ın Türkçe basımına önsöz

David North, 3 Eylül 2019

1917 Ekim Devrimi’ne ilham veren perspektif, mevcut tarihsel dönemde yakıcı güncelliğini korumaktadır. Bu temel tarihsel çelişkilerden kaynaklanan küresel kriz, yalnızca küresel proletaryanın siyasi iktidarı ele geçirmesi yoluyla çözüme kavuşturulabilir.

New in Spanish

¡Adelante la lucha por liberar a Julian Assange!

Joseph Kishore, 3 septiembre 2019

Julian Assange y Chelsea Manning son víctimas de una conspiración criminal monstruosa que involucró a los Gobiernos más poderosos en el mundo, las agencias de inteligencia y la prensa corporativa.

Los trabajadores del automóvil concluyen las votaciones por la huelga casi por unanimidad mientras el escándalo de corrupción afecta a organizaciones benéficas dirigidas por el presidente de la UAW

Joseph Kishore, 3 septiembre 2019

Las votaciones por la huelga el fin de semana pasado han registrado la determinación de los trabajadores del automóvil por luchar, con votaciones casi unánimes en Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee y Kentucky, del 94 al 99 por ciento para autorizar la huelga.

Exfuncionario del Banco Federal pide al banco central que ponga fin a la acomodación con Trump

Nick Beams, 3 septiembre 2019

Una extraordinaria intervención del ex presidente de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York Bill Dudley refleja crecientes tensiones políticas, alimentadas por la creciente perspectiva de una recesión en Estados.

New in Urdu

نئی دہلی کا کشمیر پر حملہ اور فرقہ وارانہ ردِعمل، سامراجیت اور جنگ کے خلاف لڑائی؛۔

کیتھ جونز

فرقہ وارانہ ردعمل کو بڑی سماجی حزب اختلاف کے خلاف ابھارتے ہوئے اورپاکستان اور چین کیخلاف اپنے ہاتھ کو مضبوط بنانا کے مقصد کے تحت انڈیا کی بی جے پی کی حکومت نے غیر قانونی طور پر کشمیر کی خصوصی حیثیت کا خاتمہ کردیا ہے۔

New in Norwegian

Åtti år etter utbruddet av andre verdenskrig

Bill Van Auken, 2. september 2019

Den offisielle seremonien som markerte den mest barbariske begivenheten i verdenshistorien var en feiring av den typen militarisme og høyreorientert nasjonalisme som ledsaget utbruddet.

Presentasjon av Mehring Books’ nye publisering
Presentasjon av Mehring Books’ nye publisering Forfatterens innledning til Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

Vadim Z. Rogovin, 2. september 2019

Her presenteres den norske oversettelsen av innledningen forfattet av den avdøde russiske marxisten, historikeren og sosiologen Vadim Z. Rogovin, fra den ferske engelske oversettelsen av den andre boka av hans syvbindsverk med tittelen Var det et alternativ til stalinisme?

Tidligere Fed-representant oppfordrer sentralbanken til en slutt på innordning til Trump

Nick Beams, 2. september 2019

En ekstraordinær intervensjon fra Bill Dudley, tidligere president for New York avdelingen av US Federal Reserve, gjenspeiler voksende politiske spenninger drevet frem av voksende utsikter for en amerikansk resesjon.

Standard & Poor’s påstår Argentina har «misligholdt» sin gjeld

Andrea Lobo, 2. september 2019

En argentinsk bankier referert av Financial Times sa at det erindret om streikene, opptøyene og bank-runs under det forrige misligholdet i 2001, og at de var «veldig redde for hva som skal skje».

New in Portuguese

Bolsonaro ameaça Glenn Greenwald e intensifica discursos fascistas

Miguel Andrade, 31 Agosto 2019

Bolsonaro está empenhado na construção de um movimento fascista baseado nas forças de segurança, e se sente encorajado pelo amplo consenso nos círculos dominantes em torno de sua agenda econômica.

New in French

Un rassemblement de masse à Hong Kong est interdit alors que les troupes chinoises font une démonstration de force

Mike Head, 31 août 2019

Beijing est bien conscient que les protestations qui se poursuivent sont motivées par les préoccupations sous-jacentes des étudiants et de la classe ouvrière concernant l'aggravation des inégalités sociales.

La suspension du Parlement par Johnson: la classe dirigeante britannique déclare la guerre aux droits démocratiques

Chris Marsden, 31 août 2019

La décision du Premier ministre britannique Boris Johnson d'une prorogation (suspension) de «la Mère de tous les Parlements» et de gouverner par décret fait partie d’un virage vers de formes de régimes dictatoriaux par les classes dirigeantes du monde entier.

Il y a 75 ans: Toulon et Marseille libérées de l'occupation nazie

31 août 2019

New in German

80 Jahre seit Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs

Bill Van Auken, 2. September 2019

Die offizielle Zeremonie zum barbarischsten Ereignis der Weltgeschichte ist eine Feier genau der Art von Militarismus und Nationalismus, die seinerzeit den Ausbruch des Krieges begleitete.

Landtagswahlen in Sachsen und Brandenburg
Rechte Regierungspolitik von CDU, SPD und Linkspartei stärkt AfD

Ulrich Rippert, 2. September 2019

In beiden Bundesländern wurde die AfD zur zweitstärksten Partei, in einigen Regionen auch zur stärksten Partei.

USA: Autoarbeiter stimmen nahezu einstimmig für Streik

Joseph Kishore, 2. September 2019

Die Urabstimmungen in der letzten Woche haben die Kampfbereitschaft der Autoarbeiter gezeigt. In Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee und Kentucky stimmten zwischen 94 und 99 Prozent für einen Streik.

Gründe, Folgen und Lehren des Zweiten Weltkriegs

David North, 2. September 2019

Im Folgenden veröffentlichen wir einen Vortrag, der ursprünglich am 5. Oktober 2009 an der San Diego State University in Kalifornien gehalten wurde.

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Perspective

The World Socialist Web Site reaches 75,000 English articles

3 September 2019

Last week the World Socialist Web Site passed a major milestone, having published 75,000 articles on its English-language pages since the International Committee of the Fourth International launched the WSWS on February 14, 1998.

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Featured Commentary

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 3 September 2019

PART ONE | PART TWO | COMBINED
The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times, presents racism and racial conflict as the essential feature and driving force of American history.

Mehring Books

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

Vadim Rogovin, author of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
In memory of Vadim Z. Rogovin

By David North

Commentary

Star quarterback Andrew Luck stuns National Football League by retiring at 29

By Alan Gilman, 2 September 2019

Only one-third of Americans believe Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide—so why does the New York Times?

By David Walsh, 31 August 2019

The Democratic Socialists of America Convention: A marketing gimmick for the Democratic Party

By Joseph Kishore, 30 August 2019

German Socialist Equality Party answers legal document from Verfassungsschutz Secret Service

By Peter Schwarz, 28 August 2019

Stop the right-wing conspiracy! Defend the SGP against the Verfassungsschutz secret service!

Free Assange and Manning

Roger Waters to perform in London Monday in defense of Julian Assange

By Kevin Reed, 31 August 2019

Clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson: They are trying to break Assange “physically and psychologically”

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 August 2019

For a worldwide campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Workers Struggles

Colombian public-school teachers strike, protest for two days
Workers Struggles: The Americas

3 September 2019

The nationwide strike by educators over education cuts was aimed at pressuring the right-wing government of Iván Duque to reverse its course.

Twenty-five-year-old miner crushed to death in Pennsylvania coal mine

By Samuel Davidson, 2 September 2019

Featured Interview

“The stress in healthcare is at a tipping point”
An interview with nurse scientist Judy Davidson on rising nurse suicides

By Alex Johnson, 2 September 2019

New studies reveal growing epidemic of nurse suicides in the US

Arts Review

Twenty years of the Young Euro Classic festival: Beethoven caught between rebellion and EU propaganda

By Verena Nees, 2 September 2019

Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A creative “genius” suppresses herself

By David Walsh, 30 August 2019

The Photographer of Mauthausen: Documenting Nazi crimes in a wartime concentration camp

By Benjamin Mateus, 28 August 2019

Autoworkers struggles

India: Motherson autoworkers strike indefinitely in Tamil Nadu

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 2 September 2019

Day after FBI raids of UAW, autoworkers cast near unanimous vote to strike

FBI raid of UAW president exposes union as criminal syndicate

“The cost of living is constantly going up while the chance to live is going down”
Autoworkers vote overwhelmingly for strike at Ford, GM, and Chrysler plants

By Jerry White, 28 August 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

25 years ago: Sani Abacha crushes anti-government strike in Nigeria

On September 5, 1994, bowing to ferocious pressure from Nigeria’s military junta headed by President Sani Abacha, oil union leaders called off a two-month strike of 200,000 workers.

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50 years ago: Ho Chi Minh dies

Ho Chi Minh, leader of the Vietnamese independence movement and a founder of the communist party in Vietnam, died in office on September 2, 1969, at the very height of the Vietnamese struggle against American imperialism.

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75 years ago: Fourth International warns against persecution of Uruguayan Trotskyists

This week in September 1944, the theoretical journal carried an editorial warning against the persecution of Trotskyists in Uruguay as part of a broader crackdown on the movement internationally.

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100 years ago: Jan Smuts becomes prime minister of South Africa

On September 3, 1919, Jan Smuts became the second prime minister of the Union of South Africa, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire.

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History

The Causes and Consequences of World War II

By David North, 31 August 2019

Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The future is socialism, but it must be fought for

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 27 August 2019

Students and youth must fight to build an independent political movement of the working class, in opposition to all the parties and organizations that support capitalism.

Science

New human species discovered in the Philippines

By Frank Gaglioti, 21 August 2019

The 2020 US Elections

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: #MeToo, McCarthyism and machine politics

By Josh Varlin, 12 August 2019

Socialist Equality Party

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

By David North, 3 August 2019

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
The Democratic Socialists of America shows its hostility to socialism

By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019

Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

Fund Appeal

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.