Trump reviewing target lists as Iran war threat mounts

By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo described Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil installations as “an act of war,” attributing them—still with no evidence—to Iran.

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

GM shuts off healthcare for striking autoworkers, begins to use scabs in attempt to break strike

By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 September 2019

Autoworkers are fighting not only General Motors executives, but also Wall Street and powerful global investors who demand further attacks on the working class to fuel the endless rise on the stock markets.

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

“The union is a company now”
Striking GM autoworkers call for expansion of strike to Ford and Fiat Chrysler, denounce UAW sabotage

By Tom Hall, 19 September 2019

Workers are determined to fight the auto companies but have no confidence in the United Auto Workers to carry out a struggle.

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

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

Trump administration intervenes in bid to shut down GM strike

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

By Jerry White, 18 September 2019

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

Video: GM workers speak out on strike

“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

Australian workers and youth back striking US autoworkers

Unifor shuts down Nemak auto parts strike in Windsor, Canada

By Carl Bronski, 19 September 2019

Bitterly opposed to mobilizing tens of thousands of Canadian and striking US autoworkers in support of Nemak workers, Unifor has handed the initiative back to the company and the state.

More on autoworkers struggles »

As GM tries to cut health benefits for workers on strike, Federal Reserve prepares more handouts to Wall Street

By Andre Damon, 19 September 2019

The federal government wants unlimited amounts of cash to be provided to the financial system in the event of a stock market downturn.

Strike date of October 14 set for 80,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers across US

By Kevin Martinez, 19 September 2019

The walkout would be the largest strike in the US since 1997 and follow close on the heels of the strike by 46,000 GM autoworkers which began at midnight Sunday.

Inconclusive second elections intensify Israel’s political crisis

By Jean Shaoul, 19 September 2019

Tuesday’s election results have dealt a potentially fatal blow to the political career of Israel’s likely soon-to-be-indicted prime minister and close Trump ally, Benjamin Netanyahu.

UK “justice” system tortures Julian Assange, treats fascist Tommy Robinson with kid gloves

By Thomas Scripps, 19 September 2019

The polar opposite treatment of Assange and Robinson by the British state underscores the bogus character of attempts by the far right to equate the two.

Election set for November 10 as attempts to form Spanish government collapse

By Alejandro López, 19 September 2019

King Felipe VI declared that social-democratic Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had failed to secure enough support to be confirmed as premier.

Mass protests erupt against Algerian army’s call for December elections

By Kumaran Ira, 19 September 2019

Protesters demanded no election take place as long as stooges of the ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika remain in power.

US seeks to intimidate Beijing in the South China Sea

By James Cogan, 19 September 2019

The US Navy has now carried out two “freedom of navigation” incursions into Chinese-claimed waters in less than three weeks.

Thousands of Sri Lankan university workers demonstrate in Colombo

By our correspondents, 19 September 2019

In contrast to the efforts of the unions to shut down the strike, workers’ opposition is growing, not only to the government but also to the unions and capitalist parties.

18 September 2019

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

By Saman Gunadasa, 18 September 2019

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

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

By Alice Summers, 18 September 2019

Uruguayan defense minister warns of “military conflict in Venezuela”

By Andrea Lobo, 18 September 2019

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

By Kate Randall, 18 September 2019

As Indian economy sinks, Modi government scrambles to respond

By Kranti Kumara, 18 September 2019

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

By Mike Head, 18 September 2019

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

Australian government pushes drug testing for welfare recipients

New in Russian

Новая книга издательства Mehring Books
Большевики против сталинизма, 1928-1933: Лев Троцкий и Левая оппозиция Вадима Роговина

19 сентября 2019 г.

Издательство Mehring Books недавно опубликовало новый английский перевод второго тома монументальной семитомной серии Роговина под названием Была ли альтернатива сталинизму?

Анонс новой публикации издательства Mehring Books
Авторское предисловие к книге Большевики против сталинизма, 1928-1933: Лев Троцкий и Левая оппозиция

19 сентября 2019 г.

Мы публикуем предисловие Вадима Роговина, марксистского историка и социолога, ко второму тому его семитомной серии Была ли альтернатива сталинизму?, английский перевод которого недавно вышел из печати.

New in Spanish

La huelga en General Motors: la lucha de clases contra la política reaccionaria de división racial

Por Joseph Kishore, 19 septiembre 2019

La huelga de los trabajadores automotores estadounidenses refuta a todos aquellos que proclamaron que la lucha de clases había llegado a su fin, siendo reemplazada supuestamente por conflictos centrados en razas, géneros y orientaciones sexuales.

Ministro de defensa uruguayo advierte de un "conflicto militar en Venezuela"

Por Andrea Lobo, 19 septiembre 2019

En una escalada de la operación de cambio de régimen liderada por Estados Unidos en Venezuela, la Organización de los Estados Americanos ha invocado el Tratado Interamericano de Asistencia Recíproca de 1947.

Informe del inspector general detalla el abuso de Trump de niños inmigrantes

Por Patrick Martin, 19 septiembre 2019

Miles de niños han sido sometidos a intensos traumas en los centros de detención de la administración Trump.

New in French

La grève chez General Motors: Lutte des classes contre la politique réactionnaire de la division raciale

Joseph Kishore, 19 septembre 2019

La grève des travailleurs de l’automobile américains réfute tous ceux qui ont proclamé la fin de la lutte des classes, prétendument remplacée par des conflits centrés sur la race, le genre et l’orientation sexuelle.

Quels sont les enjeux de la décision de la Cour suprême britannique sur la prorogation du Parlement?

Thomas Scripps, 19 septembre 2019

La Cour suprême doit décider si les tribunaux peuvent légitimement se prononcer sur la prorogation et, le cas échéant, si la suspension du Parlement par Johnson était légale.

New in Norwegian

Streiken ved General Motors: Klassekamp kontra reaksjonær etnisitetsbasert splittelsespolitikk

Joseph Kishore, 19. september 2019

Amerikanske bilarbeideres streik motbeviser alle de som har hevdet en slutt på klassekampen, som angivelig skulle være erstattet av konflikter sentrert rundt etnisitet, hudfarge, kjønn og seksuallegning.

Trump-administrasjonen griper inn for å få lagt ned GM-streiken

Tom Hall, 19. september 2019

Bilarbeidere må advares: intervensjonen fra Trump-administrasjonen er ikke i deres interesser. Alle deres krav vil bli feid til side med løgnaktige løfter om å «redde» amerikanske arbeidsplasser.

Washington trapper opp trusler mot Iran over angrep på saudiarabiske oljeanlegg

Bill Van Auken, 19. september 2019

Pentagon har gitt Trumps Hvite hus en rekke alternativer for militæraggresjon mot Iran.

Video: Streikende GM-arbeidere i Flint, Michigan diskuterer sentralanliggender for deres kamp

WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 19. september 2019

GM-arbeidere i Flint, åsted for sitt-ned-streikene i 1937 og 1938, beskriver betydningen av deres kamp mot gigantkonsernet og tiår med innrømmelser godtatt av UAW.

«Vi vil ikke akseptere en opptrappet produksjon»
GM-arbeidere i Mexico avholder forsamling for å diskutere streiken i USA

våre reportere, 19. september 2019

En arbeider ved GM-anlegget i Silao melder en oppfordring til amerikanske arbeidere: «Hold oss informerte, så vil vi informere folk her, for at vi kan avgjøre hva vi skal gjøre. Det er folk her som støtter oss, og vi må opprettholde kampen. Dersom flere støtter oss her, da går vi frem.»

Hundretusener av indiske bilarbeidere truet av oppsigelser og lønnskutt

Saman Gunadasa, 19. september 2019

Angrepet på indiske arbeidere er del av det eskalerende globale angrepet på arbeidsplassene, lønningene og arbeidsvilkårene til bilarbeidere i USA, Canada, Mexico, Europa og Asia.

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 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 UAW’s $760 million strike fund: A bonanza for Solidarity House executives but only $250 per week for striking GM workers

19 September 2019

The UAW’s refusal to provide adequate financial support for the strike exposes the unbridgeable conflict of interests between the union management and the rank and file.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

Commentary

The only solution to climate change is world socialism

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 September 2019

The millions marching against global warming must turn to the international working class to solve the unfolding environmental catastrophe.

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 »

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

By Thomas Scripps, 18 September 2019

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

More on Brexit »

Science

Stunning discovery of pre-human fossil skull in Ethiopia

By Frank Gaglioti, 19 September 2019

As a near complete skull 3.8 million years old, the find opens the road to future research that will allow scientists to look back to more primitive species, while being able to reassess the transition to true humans.

Video: Paleoanthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie explains the significance of the discovery

19 September 2019

The video shows the area in Ethiopia where the human-like skull of Australopithecus anamensis, known as MRD, was found and explains its significance.

Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet

By Bryan Dyne, 13 September 2019

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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 »

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.