BREAKING: Vance Pearson, top lieutenant to UAW president Gary Jones, arrested for embezzlement

By Tom Hall, 12 September 2019

The arrest, the 10th so far in the FBI corruption probe, greatly increases the possibility of criminal indictments against UAW President Gary Jones.

UAW threatens workers with starvation strike pay as contract deadline at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler looms

By Tom Hall, 12 September 2019

While workers are preparing for strike action, the UAW, which forced through concessions for years in exchange for company bribes, is doing everything it can to sabotage a struggle.

The struggle of autoworkers against GM, Ford, and Chrysler requires a global strategy

“It would be great for workers from different countries to band together”
As auto contract deadline approaches, GM Detroit-Hamtramck workers determined to fight

How Detroit Democrats handed Fiat-Chrysler $400 million for a new assembly plant

More on autoworkers struggles »

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood visits Assange: “He’s a freedom fighter!”

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 September 2019

Westwood stated that Assange is “an innocent man” who has been “persecuted for nine years for telling the truth.”

Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected

By Jean Shaoul, 12 September 2019

Israel has illegally occupied and built settlements in the West Bank, as well as in Syria’s Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, since capturing them in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Scottish court rules Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful

By Robert Stevens, 12 September 2019

Scotland’s highest court, the Edinburgh Court of Session, ruled on appeal yesterday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proroguing of parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

The Financial Times lays down the law to Labour’s Corbyn

Two-day strike by 4,000 British Airways pilots concludes

By Will Morrow, 12 September 2019

The strike demonstrated the immense objective power of the working class. It cancelled 1,700 flights over two days, affecting 300,000 passengers.

Corbyn addresses Trades Union Congress in a display of cynicism and hypocrisy

By Richard Tyler, 12 September 2019

Corbyn might believe that the support of the trade unions can be spun as a pro-worker endorsement, but millions know better.

Australian establishment demands removal of alleged “pro-China” member of parliament

By James Cogan, 12 September 2019

Gladys Liu has views that are at odds with the propaganda being promoted in Australia to justify the alliance with US imperialism and war preparations against China.

With union support, Trudeau’s big business Liberals vie for re-election in fall vote

By Keith Jones, 12 September 2019

Whichever party or combination of parties forms Canada’s government after October 21, it will be a government of austerity, reaction and war.

Italy: Conte wins vote of confidence

By Marianne Arens, 12 September 2019

The Conte II cabinet will continue the previous government’s murderous refugee policy, militarisation, and austerity measures dictated by the EU and Italian banks.

German Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Greens negotiating right-wing coalition agreement in Saxony

By Martin Nowak and Johannes Stern, 12 September 2019

A new coalition would continue the right-wing policies pursued by the former CDU/SPD government, which strengthened the far-right Alternative for Germany.

Greek police detain 143 migrants in Athens raid

By George Gallanis, 12 September 2019

The vice president of Greece’s Police Union said the fascistic crackdown on refugees in Athens was like a finger turning on a “silent vacuum cleaner that will sweep up garbage.”

As Brexit deadline nears
UK government intensifies attack on freedom of movement

By Margot Miller, 12 September 2019

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced last week that government policy on movement to and from the EU would be “tougher” after October 31.

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part III: The class issues posed by state foreknowledge of Islamist attacks

By Alejandro López, 12 September 2019

Revelations of state foreknowledge of the terror attack in Barcelona point to the premeditated, counterrevolutionary class policy pursued by the financial aristocracy.

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part II: The Barcelona daily La Vanguardia tries to discredit Público

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part I: Podemos and the Catalan nationalists cover for Spanish intelligence

Australian incarceration rate rising despite drop in crime

By Martin Scott, 12 September 2019

Indigenous Australians are now more likely to be imprisoned than African Americans.

Sri Lankan university workers continue indefinite strike

By W. A. Sunil, 12 September 2019

The unions are looking for any excuse to call off the strike, but workers are calling for an expansion of the struggle.

11 September 2019

Trump fires Bolton as national security advisor

By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2019

New York Times: Main source for anti-Russia campaign may have been a “double agent”

By Andre Damon, 11 September 2019

Local reports claim thousands dead in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian

By Nick Barrickman, 11 September 2019

Trump blocks refugees from Bahamas as humanitarian catastrophe unfolds

Government Internet shutdowns on the rise internationally

By Kevin Reed, 11 September 2019

Ontario education unions disarm teachers, support staff facing attack on jobs and conditions

By Roger Jordan, 11 September 2019

France and Germany escalate occupation of Mali and the Sahel

By Will Morrow, 11 September 2019

Russia: Stalinist and far-right candidates win with backing from Navalny

By Clara Weiss, 11 September 2019

Virgin Australia axes 750 jobs

By Terry Cook, 11 September 2019

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank demands commercial banks provide cheaper credit

By Saman Gunadasa, 11 September 2019

New in French

La fuite d'un document révèle l'espionnage d'Etat
Le FBI cible les groupes qui s'opposent aux camps de concentration de Trump en les qualifiant d' «extrémistes».

Eric London, 10 septembre 2019

Alors que le fasciste à la Maison-Blanche poursuit ses mesures dictatoriales à la frontière, un groupe bipartite de politiciens et d'agents de renseignement œuvre à incriminer l'opposition politique.

Aux manifestants de Hong Kong: Tournez-vous vers la classe ouvrière chinoise et non pas vers l'impérialisme américain

Peter Symonds, 10 septembre 2019

Tout virage vers les États-Unis fait directement le jeu de Pékin, qui cherche à calomnier les protestations de Hong Kong comme l'œuvre des agitateurs radicaux et de la «main noire» de Washington.

Ouragan Dorian: Des dizaines de milliers de sans-abri aux Bahamas et des dégâts sur la côte est canadienne

Nick Barrickman, 10 septembre 2019

La tempête post-tropicale Dorian continue de détruire les maisons et les moyens de subsistance le long de la côte atlantique du Canada alors que la catastrophe humanitaire s'intensifie aux Bahamas.

Alexei Navalny, avec le soutien des pablistes russes, se tourne vers un soutien au PCRF stalinien

Clara Weiss, 10 septembre 2019

Navalny, un pantin de droite de l’impérialisme américain, s’apprête à former une alliance avec les tendances les plus expérimentées dans la désorientation politique de la classe ouvrière ; les staliniens et les pablistes.

Préface à l'édition turque de La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé

David North, 10 septembre 2019

Nous publions aujourd'hui la préface de l'édition turque de La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé, de David North.

New in Portuguese

Timor Leste: pobreza em massa e desemprego desmentem promessas de “libertação nacional”

Patrick O'Connor, 10 Setembro 2019

A criação de um novo estado capitalista não conseguiu promover os interesses sociais e os direitos democráticos da classe trabalhadora e dos camponeses pobres timorenses.

O bicentenário de Frederick Douglass

Fred Mazelis, 10 Setembro 2019

O mais importante abolicionista negro escapou da escravidão na juventude e, anos depois, aconselhou Abraham Lincoln na Guerra Civil.

Queimadas na Amazônia expõem a falácia da política do capitalismo “verde”

Miguel Andrade, 10 Setembro 2019

Enquanto Bolsonaro invoca o chauvinismo da ditadura, as potências mundiais estão usando as queimadas para levar adiante seus próprios interesses estratégicos.

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La lucha de los trabajadores automotores contra GM, Ford y Chrysler requiere una estrategia global

Por Jerry White, 12 septiembre 2019

A pocos días antes de que los 158.000 trabajadores automotores de Estados Unidos se enfrenten a la expiración de su contrato, los trabajadores de GM en Corea y México han entrado en lucha, subrayando la necesidad de unir a los trabajadores automotores más allá de las fronteras nacionales.

New York Times: La fuente principal para la campaña contra Rusia puede haber sido de un "agente doble"

Por Andre Damon, 12 septiembre 2019

La última acusación informó por el New York Times es una nueva exposición de las acusaciones inventadas de los demócratas de la "subversión" rusa del sistema político estadounidense.

Conferencia en línea del 12 de septiembre
En vísperas de la batalla contractual en GM, Ford y Chrysler: una estrategia de lucha para los trabajadores automotores

Por el Boletín de los Trabajadores Automotores del WSWS, 12 septiembre 2019

El 12 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m. hora CDT o de Ciudad de México, el Boletín de los Trabajadores Automotores estará realizando una conferencia en línea para discutir la estrategia y perspectiva necesarias para organizar la oposición a las corporaciones y el sindicato UAW. Visita wsws.org/autocall para participar.

Estalla el escándalo por la exposición de Público de la compicidad del Estado en el atentado de Barcelona
Segunda parte: El diario barcelonés La Vanguardia intenta desacreditar a Público

Por Alejandro López, 12 septiembre 2019

La punta de lanza del contraataque de la élite gobernante por las revelaciones de Público fue una serie de artículos unilaterales y provocadores en La Vanguardia.

Los incendios consumen más de 4.2 millones de acres de bosques de Bolivia

Por Cesar Uco, 12 septiembre 2019

Un decreto para expandir la deforestación para criar ganado y para la explotación por parte del sector agroindustrial fue una traición a las promesas electorales del presidente Evo Morales y su gobierno del Partido MAS.

New in Norwegian

Bilarbeideres kamp mot GM, Ford og Chrysler krever en global strategi

Jerry White, 12. september 2019

Bare dager før 158 000 amerikanske bilarbeidere kontronterer sin kontraktfrist trer GM-arbeidere i Sør-Korea og Mexico inn i slaget, og dét understreker nødvendigheten av å forene bilproduksjonsarbeiderne over landegrensene.

Trump sparker Bolton som nasjonal sikkerhetsrådgiver

Patrick Martin, 12. september 2019

Uenighet om en foreslått avtale med Taliban i Afghanistan var tilsynelatende det siste strået i internkonflikten i Det hvite hus.

New York Times: Hovedkilden for antiRussland-kampanjen kan ha vært «dobbeltagent»

Andre Damon, 12. september 2019

Den siste påstanden rapportert av New York Times er en ytterligere avsløring av demokratenes sammenkok av påstander om russisk «undergraving» av det amerikanske politiske systemet.

Financial Times utlegger loven for Labours Corbyn

Thomas Scripp, 12. september 2019

Financial Times er seg meget bevisst at en Labour-regjering kan komme til makten, eller at Labour kan bli avgjørende for å få dannet en «nasjonal enhetsregjering».

Toronto International Filmfestival 2019: Part 1Paris Stalingrad: Flyktningers situasjon i den franske hovedstaden, en gang «en av de beste byene»

David Walsh, 12. september 2019

Det synes allerede berettiget å hevde at de mest interessante og seriøse filmene på årets festival angår immigranter og flyktninger, og betingelser i Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika.

Et intervju med regissøren av Paris Stalingrad: «Det er ikke en film om flyktninger, det er en film om mennesker»

David Walsh, 12. september 2019

Dokumentaren fokuserer på asylsøkeres situasjon på gatene i den franske hovedstaden.

New in German

Italien: Conte gewinnt Vertrauensabstimmung

Marianne Arens, 11. September 2019

Das Kabinett Conte II wird die mörderische Flüchtlingspolitik fortsetzen, die Gesellschaft weiter militarisieren und das Spardiktat der EU und der italienischen Banken verschärfen.

CDU, SPD und Grüne sondieren rechte „Kenia“-Koalition in Sachsen

Martin Nowak und Johannes Stern, 11. September 2019

Eine Kenia-Koalition würde die rechte Regierungspolitik von CDU und SPD fortsetzen, die bei den Wahlen vor allem die rechtsextreme AfD gestärkt hat.

Trotz humanitärer Katastrophe
Trump weist Flüchtlinge aus den Bahamas ab

Kate Randall, 11. September 2019

Der massive Hurrikan, der auf den Bahamas tobte, hat infolge sozialer Ungleichheit und politischer Gleichgültigkeit eine Katastrophe ausgelöst.

Großbritannien: Premierminister Boris Johnson setzt das Parlament aus

Robert Stevens, 11. September 2019

Durch die undemokratische Beurlaubung des Parlaments will Johnson verhindern, dass oppositionelle Abgeordnete seine Pläne, Großbritannien notfalls ohne Abkommen aus der EU zu führen, vereiteln können.

8.000 GM-Autoarbeiter in Südkorea streiken

James Cogan, 11. September 2019

Bei dem Streik der koreanischen Arbeiter geht es um Fragen, die Autoarbeiter weltweit betreffen.

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 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

US study shows: Poverty and social inequality are killers

12 September 2019

A study by the Government Accountability Office released this week shows that poor Americans are nearly twice as likely to die before they reach old age as rich Americans.

Earlier Perspectives »

On the anniversary of 9/11

The World Socialist Web Site has an unparalleled record of articles and commentary on the terrorist attacks of September 11, their origins and political consequences. In the 18 years since, the perspective advanced by the WSWS since the day of the attack has been entirely confirmed—a vindication of the power of Marxist analysis and principled politics.

The two articles below were published by the WSWS in the days following the attacks.

The political roots of the terror attack on New York and Washington

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 12 September 2001

Anti-Americanism: The “anti-imperialism” of fools

By David North and David Walsh, 22 September 2001

Featured

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2019

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

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

“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

Commentary

The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 2

By Katerina Selin, 12 September 2019

The Syriza government did not choose its coalition partner Anel despite, but rather because of, its reactionary nationalism, aggressive militarism and xenophobia.

The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 1

Democratic Socialists of America launches nationwide campaign for Bernie Sanders

By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2019

The DSA is a faction of the Democratic Party, which is backing the Sanders campaign as it seeks to divert opposition among workers and youth into safe channels.

Unsubmissive France summer school promotes Islamophobia

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 12 September 2019

The move by considerable sections of LFI toward essentially racist positions underscores the reactionary character of its populist and nationalist political orientation.

UK government to target “far left” in revised Counter Extremism Strategy

By Laura Tiernan, 10 September 2019

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

By Eric London, 9 September 2019

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

By Peter Symonds, 9 September 2019

Autoworkers struggles

September 12 online meeting
On the eve of the contract battle at GM, Ford, and Chrysler: A fighting strategy for autoworkers

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 11 September 2019

On September 12 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter is hosting an online meeting to discuss the strategy and perspective needed to organize opposition to the corporations and the UAW. To participate, visit wsws.org/autocall.

UAW apologists try to cover up corruption scandal

By Jerry White, 10 September 2019

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

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

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2019

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

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 6 September 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Part 1
Paris Stalingrad: The plight of refugees in the French capital, once “one of the best cities”

By David Walsh, 11 September 2019

An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: “It’s not a film about refugees, it’s a film about human beings”

By David Walsh, 11 September 2019

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Sandy English, 7 September 2019

Free Assange and Manning

India: Kolkata students and workers demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Ritwik Mitter and Arun Kumar, 11 September 2019

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 September 2019

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 »

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Build action committees! Expand the strike!
A socialist perspective for the Sri Lankan university employees’ struggle

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10 September 2019

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 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!

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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History

The Causes and Consequences of World War II

By David North, 31 August 2019

Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II

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

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

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.