Washington steps up threats against Iran over strikes on Saudi oil facilities

By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2019

The Pentagon has provided the Trump White House with a series of options for military aggression against Iran.

Washington’s rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks

Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran

Striking GM workers arrested in Spring Hill, Tennessee for blocking scab truck

By Tom Hall, 18 September 2019

Police arrested at least five pickets as GM steps up its strikebreaking efforts against nearly 50,000 autoworkers participating in the third day of their national strike.

Video: Fiat Chrysler workers support GM strike, demand joint fight

By Jerry White, 18 September 2019

Fiat-Chrysler workers in Michigan declare their support for the strike and their desire for a joint struggle with GM workers.

Trump administration intervenes in bid to shut down GM strike

By Tom Hall, 18 September 2019

Autoworkers must be warned: the intervention by the Trump administration is not in their interests. All of their demands will be swept aside on the basis of lying promises about “saving” American jobs.

GM hiring scabs to replace strikers at Missouri and Texas assembly plants

By Tom Hall, 17 September 2019

Autoworkers at the Wentzville, Missouri and Arlington, Texas assembly plants confirmed that GM is hiring strikebreakers to operate the plant during the strike.

US autoworkers shut down General Motors

Video: Striking GM workers in Flint, Michigan discuss key issues in their fight

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 18 September 2019

GM workers in Flint, the site of the 1936–37 sit-down strike, describe the significance of their battle against the giant corporation and decades of concessions accepted by the UAW.

Video: GM workers speak out on strike

By our reporters, 16 September 2019

“We will not accept an increase in production”
GM workers in Mexico hold assembly to discuss strike in the United States

By our reporters, 18 September 2019

A worker at the GM plant in Silao appealed to US workers: “Keep us informed and we'll inform people here to decide what we'll do. There are people supporting us and we just have to keep fighting. If more people support us, we'll move forward.”

Hundreds of thousands of Indian auto workers face sackings and wage cuts

By Saman Gunadasa, 18 September 2019

The assault on Indian workers is part of the escalating global attack on the jobs, wages and working conditions of auto workers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

What is at stake in the British Supreme Court’s ruling on the proroguing of Parliament?

By Thomas Scripps, 18 September 2019

The Supreme Court has to decide whether the courts can legitimately pass judgement on prorogation and, if so, whether Johnson’s suspension of parliament was legal.

Boris Johnson gets short shrift from European Union leaders in Brexit talks

The Brexit crisis and the struggle for the unity and political independence of the working class

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UK lecturers and academic staff ballot to strike against huge pension and pay cuts

By Alice Summers, 18 September 2019

This latest strike ballot comes only 18 months after lecturers and academic staff took 14 days of industrial action that included a rebellion against the union leaders.

Uruguayan defense minister warns of “military conflict in Venezuela”

By Andrea Lobo, 18 September 2019

In an escalation of the US-led regime-change operation in Venezuela, the Organization of American States has invoked the 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance.

Purdue Pharma, accused of deliberately fueling deadly US opioid crisis, files for bankruptcy

By Kate Randall, 18 September 2019

An agreement with plaintiffs would absolve the Sackler family of culpability for the hundreds of thousands of deaths linked to promotion and sale of OxyContin.

As Indian economy sinks, Modi government scrambles to respond

By Kranti Kumara, 18 September 2019

With the growth rate falling sharply, India’s government has announced a slew of new economic measures, just weeks after tabling its budget.

Claims of Chinese “hacking” add to US pressure on Australian government

By Mike Head, 18 September 2019

Unnamed sources accused the Morrison government of covering up China’s role for fear of disrupting lucrative trade relations with Beijing.

Student union at Australian university attempts to bar Chinese students from elections

Accidental drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Australia

By Clare Bruderlin, 18 September 2019

As in the US, the pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of social misery to addict the population on deadly drugs.

Australian government pushes drug testing for welfare recipients

17 September 2019

Inspector general report details Trump’s abuse of immigrant children

By Patrick Martin, 17 September 2019

No letup in Trump’s war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody

The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum

More on North American immigrant issues »

US Attorney General Barr invokes “state secrets” to cover up Saudi involvement in 9/11

By Barry Grey, 17 September 2019

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians reject contract proposals, launch strike

By Dmitri Church and Harvey Simpkins, 17 September 2019

Teachers set to strike in southern Alaska

By Dan Conway, 17 September 2019

Widodo plans to move Indonesian capital to Borneo

By Owen Howell, 17 September 2019

Bupa’s aged care homes failing official standards across Australia

By Jenny Campbell, 17 September 2019

New in Russian

Предисловие к турецкому изданию книги Русская революция и незавершенное двадцатое столетие

Дэвид Норт, 18 сентября 2019 г.

Сегодня мы печатаем Предисловие к турецкому изданию книги Дэвида Норта Русская революция и незавершенное двадцатое столетие, вышедшую на английском языке в 2014 году.

New in Turkish

Washington İran’ı suçlamak için Suudilere yönelik saldırıların üstüne atlıyor

Bill Van Auken, 18 Eylül 2019

Washington bu kez, İran’a karşı savaş bahanesi olarak Cumartesi günü Suudi tesislerine yapılan saldırılara sarılmış durumda.

ABD’li otomotiv işçileri General Motors’ta şalteri indirdi

WSWS Yayın Kurulu, 18 Eylül 2019

46 bin General Motors (GM) işçisi Pazar gece yarısı greve çıktı. İşçiler, bu mücadeleye koyulurken, savaş alanının haritasını çıkarmalı ve müttefiklerinin ve düşmanlarının kim olduğuna ilişkin bir kavrayış temelinde bir strateji geliştirmeliler.

Yüzlerce otomotiv işçisi GM, Ford ve Chrysler’deki toplu sözleşme mücadelesini tartıştı

Marcus Day, 18 Eylül 2019

Perşembe akşamı WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni’nin düzenlediği toplantıya, 300’ü aşkın otomotiv işçisinin yanı sıra Amazon’dan ve başka sektörlerden işçiler katıldı.

Pamela Anderson Julian Assange'ı savunuyor: “Gazetecilik suç değildir!”

Oscar Grenfell, 18 Eylül 2019

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange, Assange, Wikileaks, ABD

New in Spanish

Washington se apresura a culpar a Irán por ataques a Arabia Saudita

Por Bill Van Auken, 18 septiembre 2019

Sin presentar evidencia alguna, el Gobierno de Trump acusó a Teherán de ataques que ofrecen el pretexto para otra guerra estadounidense en Oriente Próximo.

Trabajadores alemanes apoyan a huelguistas de GM en Estados Unidos

Por nuestros reporteros, 18 septiembre 2019

Las noticias de la huelga de casi 50,000 trabajadores de GM en los Estados Unidos se extendieron ayer como un incendio forestal a través de las fábricas alemanas y evocó un poderoso apoyo.

New in French

Trump profite des attaques sur les installations pétrolières saoudiennes pour brandir la menace d'une guerre contre l'Iran

Peter Symonds, 18 septembre 2019

Dans une annonce menaçante contre l'Iran, Trump a tweeté plus tard: «Je pense que nous connaissons le coupable», et «nous sommes prêts à l’attaque», insinuant que des frappes militaires étaient imminentes.

Washington s'empresse d'inculper l'Iran pour des attaques saoudiennes

Bill Van Auken, 18 septembre 2019

Sans présenter une once de preuve, l’administration Trump a accusé Téhéran d’être responsable d’attaques qui servent de prétexte à une nouvelle guerre américaine au Moyen-Orient.

«Tous les responsables syndicaux devraient être remis sur la chaîne de montage et travailler dix ans comme travailleur temporaire à temps partiel»
Les travailleurs de GM déterminés à se battre et ceux de Ford et de Chrysler font pression pour se joindre à la grève

Jerry White, 18 septembre 2019

À leur première journée sur les lignes de piquetage, les travailleurs de General Motors expriment leur détermination à combattre le géant de l'automobile. Les travailleurs obtiennent un large soutien populaire dans leur défense des régimes d’assurance maladie et dans leur demande qu’on mette fin aux mauvais traitements infligés aux jeunes travailleurs de deuxième niveau et aux travailleurs temporaires à temps partiel (TTP).

Les travailleurs allemands soutiennent les grévistes de GM aux États-Unis

nos correspondants, 18 septembre 2019

La nouvelle de la grève de près de 50.000 travailleurs de GM aux États-Unis s'est propagée comme une traînée de poudre dans les usines allemandes et suscite un puissant soutien.

Les médias canadiens se joignent aux conservateurs pour demander à la GRC de jouer un rôle clé dans les élections

Roger Jordan, 18 septembre 2019

Le gouvernement Trudeau est un gouvernement pro austérité, proguerre auquel la classe ouvrière doit s’opposer implacablement. Mais ce faisant, elle ne doit pas soutenir les intrigues réactionnaires des conservateurs et de leurs alliés dans les médias.

New in Norwegian

Washingtons hast med å anklage Iran for angrep mot Saudi-Arabia

Bill Van Auken, 18. september 2019

Uten å presentere et fnugg av bevis beskyldte Trump-administrasjonen Teheran for å være ansvarlig for angrepene, som byr påskudd for nok en amerikansk krig i Midtøsten.

«Sett alle forbundsrepresentantene tilbake ved samlebåndet, for ti år som TPT-ere»
GM-arbeidere besluttsomme for kamp, og arbeidere ved Ford og Chrysler presser på for streik

Jerry White, 18. september 2019

På den første dagen som streikevakter uttrykker General Motors-arbeidere sin besluttsomhet for å slåss mot bilgiganten. Arbeiderne vinner bred folkelig støtte for deres posisjon til forsvar for helserettigheter og en slutt på overgrep mot yngre TPT-arbeidere – ansatt på nivå-2, og som midlertidige på deltid.

Video: GM-arbeidere snakker ut om streik

våre reportere, 18. september 2019

Bilarbeidere snakket med World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter utenfor Renaissance Center på søndag, der UAW kunngjorde en landsomfattende streik ved General Motors.

New in German

Washington beschuldigt Iran und bereitet weiteren Nahostkrieg vor

Bill Van Auken, 18. September 2019

Ohne den geringsten Beweisen vorzulegen, gibt die Trump-Regierung Teheran die Schuld für Angriffe in Saudi-Arabien, die den Vorwand für einen weiteren US-Krieg im Nahen Osten liefern können.

„Alle Gewerkschaftsfunktionäre sollten zurück ans Band und zehn Jahre Teilzeit arbeiten müssen“
GM-Arbeiter kampfbereit: Ford- und Chrysler-Arbeiter wollen sich dem Streik anschließen

Jerry White, 18. September 2019

Bereits am ersten Tag ihres Streiks äußerten die Arbeiter von General Motors ihre Entschlossenheit, dem Autokonzern Widerstand zu leisten. Sie erhalten in der Öffentlichkeit große Unterstützung für ihren Kampf.

Daimler-Benz-Arbeiter unterstützen streikende Autobauer von GM und rechnen mit Konzernleitung und IG Metall ab

Gregor Link und K. Nesan, 18. September 2019

In der Autostadt Stuttgart stößt der Streik von 46.000 Arbeitern bei General Motors in den USA auf große Unterstützung.

Wie Verfassungsschutz und AfD gegen „linksunten.indymedia“ vorgingen

Peter Schwarz, 18. September 2019

Zwei Jahre nach dem Verbot der Internetplattform „linksunten.indymedia“ hat die Staatsanwaltschaft sämtliche Strafverfahren gegen die mutmaßlichen Betreiber der Website eingestellt.

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Perspective

The strike at General Motors: Class struggle vs. the reactionary politics of racial division

18 September 2019

The strike by American autoworkers refutes all those who have proclaimed the end of the class struggle, supposedly replaced by conflicts centered on race, gender and sexual orientation.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

By David Walsh, 17 September 2019

This lecture was delivered by David Walsh, Arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site, at the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 26, 2019.

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2019

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

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Part 2
Love Child, Hearts and Bones, Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story—Some of the social traumas of our time

By Joanne Laurier, 18 September 2019

In different ways, filmmakers are trying to come to terms with certain harsh realities. Love Child, Hearts and Bones and Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story are sincere efforts.

Toronto International Film Festival 2019
An interview with director Eva Mulvad: “You can…come a bit closer to having a more rounded understanding of the world”

By Joanne Laurier, 18 September 2019

The WSWS spoke in Toronto to Eva Mulvad, Danish filmmaker and director of Love Child, about an Iranian refugee family in Turkey and its problems.

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

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

Official Secrets: A whistleblower attempts to prevent the Iraq War

Socialist Equality Party

UK public meetings—The Socialist answer to Brexit: For the United Socialist States of Europe

18 September 2019

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of meetings outlining the socialist answer to Brexit.

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!

History

A major exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage
The story of Auschwitz

By Fred Mazelis, 17 September 2019

The fundamental lesson of a study of the Holocaust is that the alternatives before humanity remain those of socialism or barbarism.

Workers Struggles

French transit workers strike against attack on pensions

By Will Morrow, 14 September 2019

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2019

Commentary

The Democratic presidential debate: A million miles from American social reality

By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2019

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback group covers for Steelworkers’ betrayal of ABI workers

By Félix Gauthier and Richard Dufour, 14 September 2019

The Legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 3

By Katerina Selin, 13 September 2019

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

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

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

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

Autoworkers struggles

Hundreds of autoworkers discuss contract fight with GM, Ford and Chrysler in online meeting

By Marcus Day, 13 September 2019

UAW President Jones, former President Williams identified as co-conspirators in corruption scandal one day before contracts expire

By Tom Hall, 14 September 2019

On eve of contract expiration: Vance Pearson, top lieutenant to UAW president Gary Jones, arrested for embezzlement

As union prepares sell-out of their struggle
Unifor President Jerry Dias addresses Nemak workers in Windsor

By Carl Bronski, 13 September 2019

UAW apologists try to cover up corruption scandal

By Jerry White, 10 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 »

25 years ago: Clinton orders US invasion of Haiti

On September 19, 1994, the Clinton administration launched “Operation Uphold Democracy” in Haiti, sending troops to occupy the Caribbean island under the guise of fighting against dictatorship in an effort to restore ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the presidency.

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50 years ago: Strike wave in Western Europe

European strikes continued to build momentum this week in 1969. On September 18, thousands of West German public service workers walked off the job in West Berlin, Munich, and Nuremburg. The unauthorized strikes, carried out before the expiration of contracts, included bus, subway, and sanitation workers.

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75 years ago: Danish workers strike against Nazi occupation

This week in September 1944, Nazi authorities launched a wave of repression in Denmark in a bid to quell a strike that had erupted against the German occupation of the country.

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100 years ago: Boston Police Commissioner refuses to rehire striking cops

On September 17, 1919, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Curtis announced that striking policemen would not be rehired and that he intended to establish an entirely new police force in the city, amid fears that the week-old walkout could lead to a citywide general strike.

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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

Free Assange and Manning

British judge jails Assange indefinitely, despite end of prison sentence

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 September 2019

Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange: “Journalism is not a crime!”

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 September 2019

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

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 September 2019

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

By Ritwik Mitter and Arun Kumar, 11 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 »

Science

Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet

By Bryan Dyne, 13 September 2019

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.

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.