Trump calls for US troops to wage “war” on drug cartels in Mexico

By Eric London, 6 November 2019

Trump tweeted: “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.”

Uncertainty hangs over US-China trade deal

By Nick Beams, 6 November 2019

There has been no agreement from Washington to withdraw any of the tariff measures already imposed because it wants to ensure China complies with US-dictated terms.

As global economy enters synchronised slowdown
US Federal Reserve starts “quantitative easing forever”

Democrats make gains in off-year elections

By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2019

In the biggest single contest, for governor of Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear unseated incumbent Republican Matt Bevin, despite a last-minute appearance by President Trump.

Comparing two impeachments

No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!

Neo-Nazi would-be synagogue bomber arrested in Colorado

By Julian James, 6 November 2019

In addition to Holzer, at least 12 other people have been arrested in the US for participating in plots to attack Jews since the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October of 2018.

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue
Anti-Semitic violence erupts in America

How Ford and the UAW plan to cut autoworkers’ health care

By Esther Galen, 6 November 2019

The joint Company-Union Committee overseeing health care will make drastic changes to help Ford cut costs.

Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds

Ford workers must reject deal patterned on UAW-GM sellout

The GM strike and the global class struggle

UAW pushes through concessions for 3,600 workers at Mack-Volvo Truck

By Samuel Davidson, 6 November 2019

The United Auto Workers forced through a concessions contract for 3,600 workers at Volvo-Mack Truck plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida after calling off a 12-day strike a week earlier.

More on autoworkers struggles »

Chicago teachers denounce union’s sellout agreement as Bernie Sanders, Democrats claim “victory”

By George Marlowe, 5 November 2019

Despite the official celebration, the CTU’s tentative agreement for a five-year contract entirely accepts the terms set by Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s budget: Increased policing and austerity on behalf of the financial aristocracy

Right-wing politics in a “left” wrapper: Elizabeth Warren’s plan for education

The way forward in the Chicago teachers strike
The defense of public education and the fight for socialism

“Teachers, autoworkers, everybody in this country, should go on strike”
New York City bus and subway workers speak out against concession demands

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 November 2019

The Metropolitan Transit Authority wants to introduce part-timers, outsource work to cheap-labor contractors and reduce overtime pay as it funnels more money to the Wall Street banks and wealthy bondholders.

High lead levels found in many Detroit metropolitan cities

By James Brewer, 6 November 2019

The appearance of the toxin in the tap water of diverse communities in Michigan reveals the broad social character of the lead-in-water issue.

UK: 1,000 Asda supermarket workers threatened with sack for rejecting new contract

By Margot Miller, 6 November 2019

The new contract imposes flexible working, ends long-service benefits, paid tea breaks and time off during bank holidays.

Former Australian PM asked to register under “foreign agent” laws

By Mike Head, 6 November 2019

The initial targeting of alt-right elements sets a precedent for the use of the laws against their intended victims—left-wing and oppositional groups.

5 November 2019

India’s Telangana state government gives fresh ultimatum to 48,000 fired strikers

By Kranti Kumara, 5 November 2019

India: Growing support for 48,000 Telangana workers fired for striking

Death toll mounts as Iraqi protests defy repression

By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the forgotten history of Iraq

Iraq in flames

US impeachment inquiry releases first transcripts

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2019

Democrats, media silent over identification of CIA “whistleblower”

Elizabeth Warren unveils her “Medicare for All” electoral gimmick

By Kate Randall, 5 November 2019

United Steelworkers, Asarco announce negotiations to resume, as union prepares sell-out contract

By Jessica Goldstein, 4 November 2019

Halle, Germany: Government moves to establish a police state after fascist attack

By Gregor Link, 5 November 2019

Hamburg senate deploys police against student anti-Nazi protest

Forty-nine Malian soldiers dead in Islamic State attack, as protests grow against French-led war

By Alex Lantier, 5 November 2019

Japanese and South Korean parliamentarians broach talks over trade dispute

By Ben McGrath, 4 November 2019

Australia: Bullied teachers reveal union complicity in victimisations—Part 2

By Sue Phillips and Erika Zimmer, 5 November 2019

Australia: Bullied teachers reveal union complicity in victimisations—Part 1

Bipartisan drive to outlaw protest in Australia

By Mike Head, 5 November 2019

Australian state Labor government spearheads anti-protest laws

New in Arabic

راديكالية الشبيبة العالمية والنضال من أجل الاشتراكية

٢٩ تشرين الأول أكتوبر ٢٠١٩

في جميع أنحاء العالم ، في بلدان مختلفة ثقافياً مثل الإكوادور ولبنان وفرنسا وألمانيا والولايات المتحدة والعراق وتشيلي وهايتي ، دخل جيل جديد من شباب الطبقة العاملة في ساحة المعركة من النضال الطبقي العالمي.

New in German

US-Präsident mischt sich in britischen Wahlkampf ein
Trump attackiert Corbyn

Laura Tiernan, 4. November 2019

Vor kaum vier Monaten hatte bereits US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo gewarnt, die US-Regierung werde keine Regierung unter Corbyn dulden.

Zweierlei Amtsenthebungsverfahren

Barry Grey und Andre Damon, 4. November 2019

Am Donnerstag fasste das US-Repräsentantenhaus den offiziellen Beschluss, die Untersuchungen für ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Präsident Trump fortzuführen. Im Lichte der Ereignisse, die sich nun in Washington abspielen, lohnt es sich, einen Blick zurück zu werfen auf das Verfahren vor 45 Jahren, das zum Rücktritt des damaligen US-Präsidenten Richard Nixon führte.

Roger Waters im Interview mit RT: „Die USA und Großbritannien versuchen Julian Assange umzubringen“

Kevin Reed, 4. November 2019

Der weltweit bekannte Rockmusiker Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) setzt sich energisch für die Freilassung von Julian Assange ein.

New in Portuguese

Peronismo retorna ao poder na Argentina em meio a enorme revolta social

Andrea Lobo, 2 Novembro 2019 2019

Apesar de sua demagogia populista vazia, Fernández já deixou claro que imporá brutalmente as exigências do capital financeiro.

New in French

La fusion entre le Groupe PSA et Fiat Chrysler laisse présager une nouvelle attaque contre les travailleurs de l'automobile

Shannon Jones, 2 novembre 2019

La création du quatrième plus grand constructeur automobile du monde va intensifier la lutte pour les parts de marchés mondiaux et les profits sur fond de signes croissants de guerre commerciale et de récession.

L'interdiction de la publicité politique sur Twitter: Une nouvelle mesure pour censurer l'Internet

Andre Damon, 2 novembre 2019

La décision de Twitter est une capitulation face aux demandes des démocrates du Congrès et des médias qui demandent aux entreprises technologiques de censurer plus agressivement les déclarations politiques, sous prétexte de «vérification des faits».

New in Spanish

El Washington Post y el New York Times incitan campaña de odio contra chinos-estadounidenses

Por Andre Damon, 6 noviembre 2019

Los periódicos vinculados más estrechamente con el Partido Demócrata y las agencias de inteligencia estadounidenses están incitando sospechas racialmente motivadas contra los estadounidenses de ascendencia china.

El gobierno del estado de Telangana en India da un nuevo ultimátum a 48.000 huelguistas despedidos

Por Kranti Kumara, 6 noviembre 2019

Un llamamiento a hacer de la defensa de los trabajadores de TSRTC acosados la punta de lanza de una contraofensiva obrera contra la privatización y la precarización del trabajo resonaría en toda la India.

El número de muertos aumenta mientras las protestas iraquíes desafían la represión

Por Bill Van Auken, 6 noviembre 2019

Al menos 260 personas han sido matadas y cientos más herido desde que estallaron las protestas contra el desempleo y la desigualdad social en octubre.

Julian Assange pide que los trabajadores se organicen en su defensa

Por Oscar Grenfell, 6 noviembre 2019

El llamamiento de Assange para que los trabajadores formen “bloques” en sus lugares de trabajo es un llamamiento importante para la movilización de la clase trabajadora para luchar por su libertad.

New in Norwegian

Den globale ungdomsradikaliseringen og kampen for sosialisme

Eric London, 31. oktober 2019

Den politiske oppvåkningen av historiens mest utdannede, urbaniserte og teknologisk sammenkoblede generasjon er av kritisk strategisk betydning for hele arbeiderklassen.

Storbritannia holder generalvalg den 12. desember

Robert Stevens, 31. oktober 2019

Parlamentsrepresentantene stemte for å avholde det som trolig vil bli det mest uforutsigbare valget i britisk etterkrigshistorie.

Tyskland: Studentparlamentet ved Humboldt Universitet støtter rettssak mot ytrehøyre-professoren Baberowski

Christoph Vandreier, 31. oktober 2019

Den juridiske klagen er et viktig skritt for forsvaret av studentenes ytringsfrihet i møtet med en offensiv fra radikale høyreorienterte krefter innen det akademiske miljø.

Stopp studentrådets sensur av sosialistiske synspunkter ved Universitetet i Leipzig

IYSSE Leipzig, 31. oktober 2019

Studentrådet nektet IYSSE offisiell klubbstatus og påla effektivt sett sensur for venstreorienterte og sosialistiske synspunkter på universitetsområdet.

Ukrainas statsminister opptrer på nynazistisk rock-konsert

Jason Melanovski og Clara Weiss, 31. oktober 2019

Den offentlige fremvisningen av statsministerens bånd til nynazister er en kalkulert trussel mot arbeiderklassen, samtidig med forberedelsene til privatiseringer og de pågående internkampene innen styringselitene over utenrikspolitikken.

New in Turkish

GM grevi ve küresel sınıf mücadelesi

Marcus Day, 23 Ekim 2019

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, GM işçilerini, anlaşmaya “hayır” oyu vermeye, tabandan fabrika komiteleri kurmaya ve grevin kontrolünü sendikanın elinden kendi ellerine almaya çağırıyor.

Katalan milliyetçilerine hapis cezası: İspanyol hükümeti bir polis devleti inşa ediyor

Alex Lantier, 23 Ekim 2019

Katalan milliyetçisi partiler seçimlerde, 135 sandalyeli Katalan meclisinde, kıl payı bir çoğunlukla, 70 sandalye kazandılar.

ABD askerleri Suriye’den Irak’a çekildi

Patrick Martin, 23 Ekim 2019

Pazartesi günü yüzlerce ABD askeri, Suriye sınırından Irak’a geçti. Bu, Başkan Donald Trump’ın Washington’da bir siyasi fırtına koparan çekilme emrinin ilk büyük ölçekli yerine getirilmesiydi.

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Perspective

Socialist Equality Party to stand in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!

6 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party will stand candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Concert for Assange outside UK Home Office demands “No extradition!”

By Laura Tiernan, 6 November 2019

Hundreds gathered to hear speeches by Assange’s father John Shipton and fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, and a performance by rap artist M.I.A.

Julian Assange calls for workers to organise in his defence

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 November 2019

UN rapporteur Nils Melzer warns: Julian Assange may die in a British prison

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 November 2019

Roger Waters on RT: “The US and UK are trying to kill Julian Assange”

By Kevin Reed, 2 November 2019

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning!

28 October 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP holds presidential election meeting in Hatton

By our correspondents, 6 November 2019

Estate workers, students and youth discussed the necessity for a socialist and internationalist program at a public meeting in the key tea plantation district.

Why the Sri Lankan Tamil parties appeal to the UNP and SLPP presidential candidates

By Pani Wijesiriwardena--presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 November 2019

Vote for SEP candidate Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election
Build a socialist movement against imperialist war, austerity and dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 October 2019

Eightieth birthday tribute to Sri Lankan Trotskyist Nanda Wickremasinghe

By David North, 26 October 2019

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

Arts Review

Pain and Glory from Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar

By David Walsh, 6 November 2019

The new film treats the crisis of a famous Spanish filmmaker, Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), who has ceased being able to create. Salvador suffers from a variety of physical and psychic maladies.

Judy: Singer-actress Judy Garland’s sad fate brought to the screen
And Harriet: A film biography of abolitionist Harriet Tubman

By Joanne Laurier, 4 November 2019

100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus art school and movement: “A New Era”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE meetings in Germany: Stop the shift to the right at the universities!

By our correspondents, 6 November 2019

The meetings are part of a series being organised by the IYSSE across Germany to oppose the rise of the far-right on university campuses and in political life.

Stop the censorship of socialist views by the University of Leipzig student council

By the IYSSE Leipzig, 30 October 2019

Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski

By Christoph Vandreier, 25 October 2019

The New York Times' 1619 Project

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 1 November 2019

This is the text of the lecture delivered by Tom Mackaman at the University of Michigan on October 22, 2019 as part of a series on the New York Times' "Project 1619."

An interview with the author of The Free State of Jones
Historian Victoria Bynum on the inaccuracies of the New York Times 1619 Project

By Eric London, 30 October 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

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

Commentary

Washington Post and New York Times incite racist campaign against Chinese-Americans

By Andre Damon, 5 November 2019

Modi’s assault on Kashmir and the Indian working class

By Keith Jones, 5 November 2019

US Attorney General William Barr and the establishment of religion

By Ed Hightower, 5 November 2019

Twitter’s ban on political advertisement: A new move to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 1 November 2019

History

Britain: 180 years since the Newport Rising—Part 2

By Paul Bond, 5 November 2019

Britain: 180 years since the Newport Rising—Part 1

By Paul Bond, 4 November 2019

Alexander Reznik’s Trotsky and Comrades: A false account of the emergence and politics of the Left Opposition

By Clara Weiss, 29 October 2019

Workers Struggles

UK: Tens of thousands of university and college staff vote to strike
Ballot follows strike votes by postal workers, railway conductors, airline pilots, NHS staff

By Barry Mason, 4 November 2019

Little Rock teachers set to strike against privatization and segregation threats

By Nancy Hanover, 4 November 2016

Wildcat strike by sanitation workers against CHP administration in Maltepe, Turkey

By Ulas Atesci, 4 November 2019

Unifor’s attempt to impose concessions contracts on Saskatchewan workers meeting widespread opposition

By Carl Bronski, 4 November 2019

New wildcat strike paralyzes French rail network

By Alex Lantier, 31 October 2019

GM execs gloat over new UAW contract in call with Wall Street investors

By Jerry White, 30 October 2019

GM fires Flint workers over social media posts during strike

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

GM refuses to rehire victimized Mexican workers who supported US strike

Vote no! Reject UAW misinformation! Elect rank-and-file committees to expand the strike!

More on the GM strike »

25 years ago: Republican Party wins control of US House for the first time in 40 years

On November 8, 1994, the Republican Party won majorities in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate in the midterm congressional election, picking up eight seats in the Senate and netting a gain of 54 seats in the House.

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50 years ago: 150,000 General Electric workers continue strike, clash with police

The strike by 150,000 General Electric (GE) workers against the world’s largest electronics company continued into a second week, marked by clashes between strikers and police, the mobilization of the National Guard in several areas, and court injunctions aimed at hamstringing effective picketing.

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75 years ago: Report on conference of Trotskyists in Nazi-occupied Europe

On November 4, 1944, the Militant, the newspaper of the American Socialist Workers Party (SWP), then the US Trotskyist party, reported on a conference held by five European Trotskyist parties in France the previous February. The front-page report was published under the headline, “Inspiring news just received of February meeting in France under Nazi Terror.”

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100 years ago: Palmer Raids begin against US immigrants and socialists

On November 7, 1919, after months of planning, agents of the Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI) and local police began a series of raids on the offices of the Union of Russian Workers in 12 American cities. In New York alone over 200 workers were attested at the Russian People’s House.

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Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes new ICFI books for İstanbul Book Fair

By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019

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

Obituary

Detroit Democrat John Conyers, long-standing fixture in Congress, dies at 90

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2019

Featured Commentary

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

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

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

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

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

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019