After 96 percent strike vote, UAW picks GM workers to try to push through first concessions contract

By Jerry White, 4 September 2019

Instead of “targeting” General Motors, the United Auto Workers is targeting GM workers for more givebacks that will set the pattern for Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

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

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

Unifor tries to keep Canadian autoworkers in the dark about US contract battle

By Carl Bronski, 4 September 2019

The Unifor bureaucrats are terrified that the impending struggle of US Detroit Three workers could trigger a unified cross-border offensive by autoworkers.

More on autoworkers struggles »

Vast destruction revealed as Hurricane Dorian leaves the Bahamas

By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2019

The two main islands in the northern Bahamas, Abaco and Grand Bahama, have been inundated, with most homes and other structures destroyed or heavily damaged.

Imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond called to testify before US grand jury, most likely against Julian Assange

By Kevin Reed, 4 September 2019

WikiLeaks published information obtained by Hammond that exposed corporate collaboration in sweeping government surveillance of domestic political activity .

Massive blast hits Kabul as US envoy announces draft deal with Taliban

By Bill Van Auken, 4 September 2019

The draft agreement would reportedly include a phased, “conditions-based” withdrawal of US troops.

British lawmakers win vote to debate bill authorising Brexit delay

By Robert Stevens, 4 September 2019

MPs voted Tuesday evening to pursue the passage of a cross-party bill to prevent the Conservative government leaving the EU without a trade and customs deal.

Sri Lankan university unions threaten indefinite national strike over wages and benefits

By our correspondents, 4 September 2019

Following last week’s two-day strike by non-academic workers, unions covering all university employees have threatened an indefinite national walkout on September 10.

Russia and Turkey intensify military cooperation over US objections

By Ulas Atesci, 4 September 2019

Turkish purchases of Russian missiles and possibly fighter jets are fuelling tensions between Turkey and its imperialist allies in Washington and Europe.

Strike wave paralyses transport system in Spain

By Alejandro López, 4 September 2019

There is deep, growing anger among workers over the massive growth of social inequality and worsening working conditions.

Israel: Netanyahu courts far right in election bid to avoid jail

By Jean Shaoul, 4 September 2019

This month’s election was triggered by Netanyahu’s inability to assemble a governing coalition, despite Likud winning 35 seats in the April 9 election.

New York transit agency seeks casualization of its workforce

By Alan Whyte, 4 September 2019

Management’s demands are nothing less than a declaration of war and an attempt to institute slave-labor conditions.

Chicago Cambria Hotel workers continue strike

By Benjamin Mateus, 4 September 2019

Cambria workers remain on strike, their struggle isolated by UNITE HERE, as they battle against the hotel owners, OPERS, the public employee pension fund managed by several unions.

New in French

75 000 articles publiés sur le World Socialist Web Site en anglais

Patrick Martin, 4 septembre 2019

La semaine dernière a vu le World Socialist Web Site marquer une étape majeure en atteingnant les 75 000 articles publiés en anglais depuis le lancement du WSWS par le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale le 14 février 1998.

L’AfD d’extrême droite fait des gains dans les élections régionales en Allemagne

Ulrich Rippert, 4 septembre 2019

Le parti fasciste est celui qui a le plus profité de l’effondrement de l’appui pour les partis qui forment la grande coalition.

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes se joignent au premier jour de grève de protestation à Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 4 septembre 2019

La confédération syndicale fait tout son possible pour limiter l’action des travailleurs et limiter leurs revendications à celles de l’opposition officielle procapitaliste de Hong Kong.

New in Russian

Восемьдесят лет с начала Второй мировой войны

Билл Вэн Оукен, 4 сентября 2019 г.

Официальная церемония памяти по поводу самого варварского события в мировой истории стала празднованием милитаризма и правого национализма, неотступно сопровождавшего начало войны.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Основана Коммунистическая партия США

4 сентября 2019 г.

1 сентября 1919 года в Чикаго часть левого крыла Социалистической партии основала Коммунистическую партию США.

New in Norwegian

World Socialist Web Site passerer 75 000 publiserte artikler på engelsk

Patrick Martin, 4. september 2019

Forrige uke passerte World Socialist Web Site en vesentlig milepæl, der nettstedet passert 75 000 publiserte artikler på sine engelskspråklige sider siden ICFI den 14. februar 1998 lanserte WSWS.

Roger Waters og John Pilger leverer kraftig forsvar for Julian Assange i London

våre reportere, 4. september 2019

Pilger uttalte: «Ved å forsvare Julian Assange forsvarer vi våre helligste rettigheter. Snakk opp nå, eller våkn opp en dag til tausheten av en ny type tyranni.»

Trump innfører nye tolltariffer mot Kina

Nick Beams, 4. september 2019

De nye tiltakene, som skal følges opp med ytterligere utvidelser i desember, har rammet et bredt spekter av forbrukerprodukter, samtidig som det er voksende bekymringer for en resesjon i verdensøkonomien og i USA.

Protester over hele landet mot Johnsons planlagte suspendering av Parlamentet

Robert Stevens, 4. september 2019

Det fant sted demonstrasjoner i rundt 80 byer. De ble organisert av en koalisjon av krefter som enten er direkte motstandere av Brexit, eller en no-deal som Johnson truer med.

Storbritannia: Demonstranter fordømte Johnsons suspendering av Parlamentet. «En vakker dag våkner vi og alle våre rettigheter er borte, hvis vi ikke reiser oss og slåss.»

våre reportere, 4. september 2019

WSWS-reportere snakket med deltakere på antiJohnson-protester i London, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds og Bristol.

Ytrehøyrepartiet AfD – Alternative für Deutschland – vant terreng i tyske delstatsvalg

Ulrich Rippert, 4. september 2019

Det fascistiske partiet trakk veksler på kollapsen av støtte for de lokale regjeringspartiene, som også utgjør den føderale GroKo-regjeringskoalisjonen.

Australia: Varslerrettssaker videreføres til tross for ramaskrik

Mike Head, 4. september 2019

Morrison-regjeringen avviser oppfordringer om å henlegge rettsforfølgelsen av de som eksponerte den kriminelle virksomheten til landets USA-tilknyttede spionagenturer og de væpnede styrkene.

«Stressnivået innen helsesystemet er ved et vippepunkt»
Intervju med Judy Davidson, forsker i sykepleie, om den økende hyppigheten av sykepleierselvmord

Alex Johnson, 4. september 2019

Judy Davidson er del av det psykiatriske forskerteamet som nylig avdekket den høye forekomsten av selvmord innen amerikansk sykepleie.

New in Spanish

El World Socialist Web Site llega a 75.000 artículos en inglés

Por Patrick Martin, 4 septiembre 2019

La semana pasada, el World Socialist Web Site logró el importante hito de publicar 75.000 artículos en sus páginas en inglés desde que el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional lazó el WSWS el 14 de febrero de 1998.

Prefacio a la edición turca de La Revolución rusa y el siglo veinte inconcluso

Por David North, 4 septiembre 2019

Hoy estamos publicando el prefacio a la edición turca de La Revolución rusa y el siglo veinte inconcluso de David North.

New in Russian

Восемьдесят лет с начала Второй мировой войны

Билл Вэн Оукен, 4 сентября 2019 г.

Официальная церемония памяти по поводу самого варварского события в мировой истории стала празднованием милитаризма и правого национализма, неотступно сопровождавшего начало войны.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Основана Коммунистическая партия США

4 сентября 2019 г.

1 сентября 1919 года в Чикаго часть левого крыла Социалистической партии основала Коммунистическую партию США.

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 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 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.

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Perspective

German president silent on the Holocaust at WWII memorial

4 September 2019

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier failed to utter a word about the extermination of the Jews at a ceremony in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of World War II.

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Featured Commentary

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 4 September 2019

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

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

The World Socialist Web Site reaches 75,000 English articles

By Patrick Martin, 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.

Socialist Equality Party

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 September 2019

The fight to defend refugees can only advance through a struggle by the working class against the right-wing nationalist policies of the entire political establishment, including Labor and the Greens.

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

By David North, 3 August 2019

Free Assange and Manning

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

By our reporters, 3 September 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!

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

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

Arts Review

A 21st-century “Hunger Games”
Alone: The Arctic (Season 6)—Surviving reality television

By Carl Bronski, 4 September 2019

In all, five of the nine runners-up of Season 6 of Alone were medically evacuated. Others voluntarily withdrew due to the effects of starvation, psychological breakdown or the loss of shelter.

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

Commentary

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.

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

By Adam McLean, 3 September 2019

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!

Workers Struggles

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

By Samuel Davidson and Ed Hightower, 28 August 2019

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

By Owen Mullan, 3 September 2019

Australia: Whistleblower trials proceed despite outcry

By Mike Head, 3 September 2019

Australian worker killed in fall on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 3 September 2019

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

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

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.