Leaked document reveals state spying
FBI targets groups opposing Trump’s concentration camps as “Extremists”

By Eric London, 9 September 2019

As the fascist in the White House continues his dictatorial measures on the border, a bipartisan group of politicians and intelligence agents is working to criminalize political opposition.

Countdown to contract fight: In final week before contract expires, autoworkers gear up for struggle against companies and UAW

By Tom Hall, 9 September 2019

A ferment is taking hold among autoworkers, who are determined to win back everything that has been taken from them.

“We all know they are lying!”
Workers furious as UAW stonewalls contract discussion with GM, Ford, and Chrysler

Fearing rebellion of autoworkers against UAW, Trump holds White House meeting with General Motors CEO

More on autoworkers struggles »

Trump breaks off talks on end to US war in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2019

The US president announced that he had called off plans for a secret Camp David meeting with the Taliban and the Afghan president to conclude a peace deal.

Hurricane Dorian: Tens of thousands homeless in the Bahamas as damage assessed on Canadian coast

By Nick Barrickman, 9 September 2019

Post-tropical storm Dorian continues to destroy homes and livelihoods along Canada’s Atlantic coast as a humanitarian disaster intensifies in the Bahamas.

“Unimaginable” death toll predicted in Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Death toll mounts in Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian lingers off Carolina coast

The issues raised by climate change in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

By Bryan Dyne, 9 September 2019

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian further supports the prediction that global warming will cause more destructive tropical storms.

US agency warns of lung illness epidemic among young people, attributed to e-cigarettes

By Benjamin Mateus, 9 September 2019

The FDA has issued a public warning of a rapidly developing epidemic of severe lung illnesses associated with “vaping,” with 450 cases confirmed spanning 33 states.

Alexei Navalny, with backing of Russian Pabloites, shifts toward support for Stalinist KPRF

By Clara Weiss, 9 September 2019

Navalny, a right-wing stooge of US imperialism, is turning toward an alliance with those most experienced in politically disorienting the working class: the Stalinists and the Pabloites.

Florida teen hangs himself in Broward County maximum-security jail

By Casey Gold, 9 September 2019

Sonny Rugani, 17, had been charged as an adult and was detained at the Broward County main jail. He had told his arresting officers that he planned to hang himself in prison.

“Horrendous” increase in New Zealand suicide rates

By John Braddock, 9 September 2019

As social conditions deteriorate, suicide deaths reached 685 last year, the highest number since records began.

Official report exposes dire conditions in New Zealand prisons

7 September 2019

French unions meet with Macron administration to organize attack on pensions

By Will Morrow, 7 September 2019

Another police-state raid in Australia to protect spy agencies

By Mike Head, 7 September 2019

Jury finds one defendant not guilty, deadlocked on second in 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire case

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 September 2019

New York court hears argument from “John Doe” that documents related to Jeffrey Epstein should remain sealed

By Kevin Reed, 7 September 2019

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

Colombian government renews civil war amid growing social unrest

By Julian James, 7 September 2019

As negotiations drag on
Chicago teachers union sets September 26 date for strike authorization vote

By Kristina Betinis, 7 September 2019

Report shows advanced decay of New York City subway stations

By Isaac Finn, 7 September 2019

Central Maine Power embroiled in billing scandal

By Ryan Scott, 7 September 2019

New in Norwegian

UAW til bilproduksjonsarbeidere: Vi forteller dere ingen ting, men ikke les World Socialist Web Site

Joseph Kishore, 9. september 2019

Med kontrakter som utløper denne uka ved Ford, GM og Fiat Chrysler, er UAW skrekkslagne for at opposisjon blant bilproduksjonsarbeiderne skal bryte ut utenfor deres kontroll.

«Vi vet alle at de lyver!»
Arbeidere er rasende, mens UAW er tause om kontraktsdiskusjoner med GM, Ford og Chrysler

Tom Hall, 9. september 2019

Et brev sendt til lokale fagforeningsrepresentanter gjør det klart at UAW vil skjule den nye kontrakten til etter at ellevte time allerede er passert.

Storbritannia: Johnson hyller politiet som «samfunnets grunnfjell», mens Brixit-krisen intensiveres

Robert Stevens, 9. september 2019

Johnsons lovprising av politiet må forstås i kontekst av regjeringens planer, under Operasjon Yellowhammer, om å anvende statens fulle makt for å kontrollere sosial uro post-Brexit.

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwes lengesittende president, dør i en alder av 95

Bill Van Auken, 9. september 2019

Mugabe var den lengst overlevende lederen av Afrikas antikoloniale kamper som kom til makten i en nylig uavhengig nasjon.

New in French

Royaume-Uni: Johnson salue la police comme «le socle de la société» alors que la crise du Brexit s'intensifie

Robert Stevens, 9 septembre 2019

L’éloge de Johnson à la gloire de la police doit être compris dans le cadre des plans du gouvernement, illustré par l’Opération Yellowhammer, de déployer toute les forces de l’Etat pour contenir des troubles civils post-Brexit

L'épidémie de suicides d'infirmiers et la crise des soins de santé aux États-Unis

Kate Randall, 9 septembre 2019

La hausse tragique des suicides d'infirmiers est le résultat de l'intersection de la vie et du travail de cette main-d'œuvre avec la brutalité du système capitaliste, qui valorise le profit avant tout et la santé de la population.

L’UAW aux travailleurs de l'automobile: Nous ne vous dirons rien, mais ne lisez pas le World Socialist Web Site

Joseph Kishore, 9 septembre 2019

À moins d'une semaine de l'expiration des conventions collectives chez Ford, GM et Fiat Chrysler, le syndicat UAW est terrifié à l'idée que l'opposition des travailleurs de l'automobile ne se manifeste hors de son contrôle.

Robert Mugabe, président pendant de longues années du Zimbabwe, décède à l'âge de 95 ans

Bill Van Auken, 9 septembre 2019

Mugabe était le dernier dirigeant survivant des luttes anticoloniales en Afrique qui accéda au pouvoir de la nation nouvellement indépendante.

New in Spanish

La epidemia de suicidios de enfermeros y la crisis de salud en Estados Unidos

Kate Randall, 9 septiembre 2019

El aumento trágico de suicidios de enfermeros es el resultado de la intersección de las vidas y trabajo de esta fuerza laboral con la brutalidad del sistema capitalista, el cual valora las ganancias más que la salud de la población.

UAW a los trabajadores automotores: no les diremos nada, pero no lean el World Socialist Web Site

Joseph Kishore, 9 septiembre 2019

Con menos de una semana antes de la expiración de los contratos en Ford, GM y Fiat Chrysler, el UAW está aterrorizado porque la oposición entre los trabajadores del automóvil estalle fuera de su control.

Gobierno colombiano reaviva guerra civil en medio de crecientes protestas sociales

Julian James, 9 septiembre 2019

Al menos 150 excombatientes de las FARC y sus miembros familiares han sido asesinados desde la fira del acuerdo con el Gobierno colombiano.

Robert Mugabe, presidente por largo tiempo de Zimbabue muere a los 95 años

Bill Van Auken, 9 septiembre 2019

Mugabe era el último líder superviviente de las luchas anticoloniales africanas que subsecuentemente llegó al poder en una nación independizada.

El Proyecto 1619, del New York Times: una falsificación racialista de la historia estadounidense y mundial—Parte 1

Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman y David North, 9 septiembre 2019

El Proyecto 1619, lanzado por el New York Times, presenta el racismo y el conflicto racial como la característica esencial y la fuerza motriz de la historia estadounidense.

Las causas y consecuencias de la Segunda Guerra Mundial

David North, 9 septiembre 2019

David North, presidente de la junta editorial internacional del WSWS, pronunció la siguiente conferencia en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego el 5 de octubre de 2009, marcando el 70 aniversario del comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

New in German

UN-Sonderberichterstatter Nils Melzer: An Julian Assange soll ein Exempel statuiert werden

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 9. September 2019

In einem Interview mit der Süddeutschen Zeitung erklärt der Schweizer Jurist: „Wenn nun aber das Aufdecken von Verbrechen zum Verbrechen wird, dann leben wir fortan unter Zensur und Tyrannei.“

Krise des US-Gesundheitswesens führt zu Selbstmordwelle bei Beschäftigten

Kate Randall, 9. September 2019

Das Profitstreben im Gesundheitswesen hat überall auf der Welt tragische Folgen. In den USA ist die Selbstmordrate unter Pflegekräften in die Höhe geschnellt, weil die körperlichen und seelischen Belastungen unerträglich werden.

Frankreich: Gewerkschaften und Macron-Regierung planen Angriff auf Renten

Will Morrow, 9. September 2019

Bei einem Treffen zwischen Arbeitgebern, Gewerkschaften und Regierung wurde darüber diskutiert, wie der Widerstand der Arbeiterklasse gegen den historischen Angriff der Macron-Regierung unterdrückt werden kann.

Großbritannien: Brexit-Krise verschärft sich
Premier Johnson rühmt Polizei als „Fundament der Gesellschaft“

Robert Stevens, 9. September 2019

Hintergrund von Johnsons Lobeshymne auf die Polizei sind die als „Operation Yellowhammer“ bezeichneten Pläne zur Niederschlagung sozialer Unruhen im Gefolge eines ungeregelten Austritts Großbritanniens aus der EU.

New in Italian

Ferma la cospirazione di destra! Difendi il SGP contro i servizi segreti del Verfassungsschutz!

Partito dell’Eguaglianza Socialista (Germania) - SGP, 7 settembre 2019

Il Verfassungsschutz tedesco ha prodotto una risposta di 56 pagine alla causa intentata dal Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Partito socialista per l'uguaglianza-SGP) per contestare la sua designazione ufficiale come organizzazione "estremista di sinistra" soggetta a sorveglianza statale. La risposta del governo è una diatriba arrabbiata contro il marxismo e ogni forma di pensiero socialista e progressista.

New in Portuguese

A Convenção dos Socialistas Democráticos dos EUA: um truque de marketing para o Partido Democrata

Joseph Kishore, 7 Setembro 2019

As principais resoluções adotadas na convenção centraram-se no apoio político dos DSA ao Partido Democrata e em sua dedicação ao fortalecimento dos sindicatos anti-classe trabalhadora.

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

ABD’nin itirazlarına rağmen Rusya ve Türkiye askeri işbirliğini yoğunlaştırıyor

Ulaş Ateşçi, 5 Eylül 2019

Türkiye ile Rusya arasında gitgide sıkılaşan ilişkiler, Ankara ile Batılı müttefikleri arasında var olan ve Washington ile Berlin’in desteğiyle Erdoğan’a karşı 2016’da düzenlenen başarısız darbe girişimiyle doruk noktasına ulaşan belli başlı anlaşmazlık noktalarının hiçbirinin çözülmediğini gösteriyor.

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Perspective

Hong Kong protesters: Turn to the Chinese working class, not US imperialism

9 September 2019

Any turn to the United States plays directly into the hands of Beijing, which seeks to malign the Hong Kong protests as the work of radical agitators and the “black hand” of Washington.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

“1619” and the myth of white unity under slavery
Book review: Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt

By Eric London, 9 September 2019

Merritt’s research refutes the New York Times’ Project 1619 claim that poor whites benefited from slavery.

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.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE lecture series in Australia
Seventy years after the Chinese Revolution: How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

9 September 2019

While the revolution vastly transformed international relations and class relations within China, the Communist Party, based on the Stalinist program of “Socialism in One Country,” deformed the newly-created state from the outset.

Free Assange and Manning

Pamela Anderson defends Assange, challenges McCain’s daughter on US TV

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 September 2019

Anderson’s powerful refutation of the official smears against Assange demonstrated why the corporate media has instituted an almost universal blackout on the WikiLeaks founder.

Peter Greste’s panel discussion in Sydney: Support for censorship and throwing Assange to the wolves

By James Cogan, 7 September 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis

By Kate Randall, 7 September 2019

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime president, dies at 95

By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2019

Mugabe was the last surviving leader of Africa’s anticolonial struggles who subsequently came to power in a newly independent nation.

German president silent on the Holocaust at WWII memorial

By Peter Schwarz, 4 September 2019

The World Socialist Web Site reaches 75,000 English articles

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2019

Leslie Gelb dies at 82: The revolving door between the New York Times and the State Department

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 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!

Socialist Equality Party

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

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

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

By David North, 3 August 2019

25 years ago: Castro bows to imperialism on immigration

On September 9, 1994, the Castro and Clinton governments signed an agreement to halt further uncontrolled immigration to the United States from Cuba. The deal marked a further step in the capitulation to imperialism by the bourgeois-nationalist Castro regime.

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50 years ago: US government conducts underground nuclear test in Colorado

On September 10, 1969 the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) set off a nuclear blast as part of research into two different projects, Operation Mandrel and Operation Plowshare.

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75 years ago: Greek resistance fighters defeat Nazi collaborators at battle of Meligalas

On September 15, 1944, partisans of the Greek People’s Liberation Army, the Communist popular resistance movement against the German occupation of the country, defeated security forces that had collaborated with the Nazis in the southwestern town of Meligalas.

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100 years ago: Italian nationalists seize Fiume on Yugoslav coast

On September 12, 1919, an armed detachment led by the proto-fascist poet and aviator Gabriele D’Annunzio took Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia), a city then with a largely Italian-speaking population, disputed by Italy and the newly established state of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia.

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Autoworkers struggles

UAW to autoworkers: We won’t tell you anything, but don’t read the World Socialist Web Site

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2019

With just less than a week before the expiration of contracts at Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler, the UAW is terrified that opposition among autoworkers will erupt outside of its control.

Allentown, Pennsylvania Advance Auto Parts distribution workers on strike

Ten days before contract expiration, top aide to UAW GM negotiators pleads guilty to taking $2 million in kickbacks

FBI raid of UAW president exposes union as criminal syndicate

Australian teachers and educators back US autoworkers’ fight

By our reporters, 7 September 2019

Autoworkers must form rank-and-file committees to counter UAW conspiracy

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 6 September 2019

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Arts Review

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Sandy English, 7 September 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison wrote several significant novels, but as a public figure turned to the selfish racialist politics of the upper middle class.

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

By Carl Bronski, 4 September 2019

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

By Verena Nees, 2 September 2019

History

The Causes and Consequences of World War II

By David North, 31 August 2019

Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II

Workers Struggles

India: Maharashtra health workers protest; Sri Lankan government workers demand higher pay; New Zealand casino workers extend strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

7 September 2019

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

Vote “No” on the CWA’s sellout contract with AT&T!

By Casey Gold and Ed Hightower, 6 September 2019

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

Australian worker killed in fall on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 3 September 2019

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

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

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.