White House appears increasingly isolated in impeachment crisis

By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2019

The CIA-instigated impeachment inquiry will begin public hearings next week with a parade of State Department witnesses.

Comparing two impeachments

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

UAW officials try to bully workers for opposing Ford deal at Michigan meeting

By Tim Rivers, 8 November 2019

Several workers who attended a meeting Wednesday said United Auto Workers Local 600 officials ejected a veteran autoworker who raised questions about the UAW-backed deal.

Chicago Ford workers reject UAW agreement

By Jerry White, 7 November 2019

In the first major Ford assembly plant to vote, 1,497 workers (62 percent) voted “no” on the deal and 913 (38 percent) voted “yes,” according to figures released by UAW Local 551.

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

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

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

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

More on autoworkers struggles »

US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2019

Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.

For a kinder, gentler assault on immigrants
Bernie Sanders unveils immigration plan

By Kevin Martinez, 8 November 2019

The Democratic presidential candidate rhetorically attacks theworst of Trump’s immigration policies but would keep the border regimeintact.

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

A tale of two UK Labour MPs—Chris Williamson and Tom Watson

By Laura Tiernan and Chris Marsden, 8 November 2019

Williamson, a Labour Party member for 43 years, has been Corbyn’s most prominent defender against the efforts by Labour’s Blairite wing to remove him as leader.

Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention

Britain set for December 12 general election

More on Brexit »

Spanish election candidates denounce socialism, back repression in TV debate

By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2019

As Podemos and the social democrats back austerity, nationalism and militarism, the ruling class is creating the conditions for the fascistic Vox party to rise rapidly.

Beijing looks to end Hong Kong protest movement

By Ben McGrath, 8 November 2019

Youth and students fighting to defend democratic rights in Hong Kong must turn to the international working class as their only allies in this struggle.

New Zealand military to expand Pacific presence

By John Braddock, 8 November 2019

The new Defence Paper extends the military’s engagement in the region in line with Washington’s war drive against China.

Australia: Woolworths admits to massively underpaying staff

By Terry Cook, 8 November 2019

In one of the most glaring examples of the widespread practice of wage theft, Australia’s largest supermarket chain has admitted to underpaying thousands of staff by $300 million over the past decade.

7 November 2019

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks for British ruling elite in his attack on Grenfell fire victims

By Robert Stevens, 7 November 2019

Flight attendants to take further strike action at Lufthansa

By Marianne Arens, 7 November 2019

Largest Brazilian media group implicates Bolsonaro in death squad execution of Marielle Franco

By Miguel Andrade, 7 November 2019

Five candidates contest December 12 Algerian election amid mass opposition

By Kumaran Ira, 7 November 2019

New Zealand Labour-led government extends draconian anti-terror laws

By John Braddock, 7 November 2019

Geoffrey Rush defamation victory contested in Sydney’s Federal Court

By Linda Tenenbaum, 7 November 2019

Australia: One third of Mascot Tower owners face bankruptcy over $20 million repair bill

By John Wilson, 7 November 2019

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

Thüringen: CDU-Funktionäre fordern Zusammenarbeit mit Höcke-AfD

Marianne Arens, 7. November 2019

In Thüringen werden Stimmen in der CDU lauter, die eine offene Zusammenarbeit mit der rechtsextremen AfD fordern. Die Linke bemüht sich indessen um ein Bündnis mit der CDU. So rückt das gesamte politische Spektrum nach rechts.

Socialist Equality Party kandidiert bei den britischen Parlamentswahlen: Nein zu Sozialkürzungen, Militarismus und Krieg! Freiheit für Julian Assange! Für Klassenkampf und sozialistischen Internationalismus!

der Socialist Equality Party (GB), 7. November 2019

Die Socialist Equality Party tritt bei den britischen Parlamentswahlen am 12. Dezember an, um einen politischen Kampf gegen Sparpolitik, autoritäre Herrschaft, Militarismus und Krieg zu führen.

Trump fordert US-Truppen für „Krieg“ gegen Drogenkartelle in Mexiko

Eric London, 7. November 2019

Trump twitterte: „Es ist Zeit, dass Mexiko mit Hilfe der Vereinigten Staaten KRIEG gegen die Drogenkartelle führt und sie vom Angesicht der Erde tilgt.“

Konzert für Assange vor britischem Innenministerium: „Keine Auslieferung!“

Laura Tiernan, 7. November 2019

Hunderte Besucher kamen zu dem Konzert. Neben dem Auftritt der Rapperin M.I.A. sprachen auch Julian Assanges Vater, John Shipton, und die Modeschöpferin Vivienne Westwood.

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 Partido Socialista por la Igualdad participa en las elecciones generales británicas: ¡No a la austeridad, el militarismo y la guerra! ¡Libertad a Julian Assange! ¡Por la lucha de clases y el internacionalismo socialista!

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), 7 noviembre 2019

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad postulará candidatos en las elecciones generales del 12 de diciembre en Reino Unido para librar una lucha política contra la austeridad, el autoritarismo, el militarismo y la guerra.

Trump llama a las tropas estadounidenses a emprender una “guerra” contra los carteles de la droga en México

Por Eric London, 7 noviembre 2019

Trump tuiteó: “Este es el momento para que México, con la ayuda de los Estados Unidos, libre una GUERRA contra los cárteles de la droga y los borre de la faz de la tierra.”

La investigación sobre la denuncia de Estados Unidos publica las primeras transcripciones

Por Patrick Martin, 7 noviembre 2019

La publicación del testimonio de dos altos funcionarios del Departamento de Estado marca una nueva etapa en el esfuerzo de juicio político.

New in Norwegian

Usikkerhet henger over USA-Kina handelsavtale

Nick Beams, 7. november 2019

Washington har ikke sagt seg enig om å heve noen av de allerede pålagte tolltariffene, fordi de vil forsikre seg om at Kina overholder USAs dikterte vilkår.

Socialist Equality Party stiller i det britiske valget: Nei til innstramminger, militarisme og krig! Løslat Julian Assange! For klassekamp og sosialistisk internasjonalisme

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 7. november 2019

Socialist Equality Party stiller kandidater i generalvalget i Storbritannia den 12. desember, for å føre en politisk kamp mot innstramminger, autoritært styre, militarisme og krig.

Trump oppfordrer til at amerikanske tropper fører «krig» mot narkokartell i Mexico

Eric London, 7. november 2019

Trump tvitret: «Tiden er inne for at Mexico, med USAs bistand, fører KRIG mot narkokartellene og feier dem av jordas overflate.»

Konsert for Assange foran Storbritannias innenriksdepartement krevde «Ingen utlevering!»

Laura Tiernan, 7. november 2019

Hundrevis samlet seg for å høre taler fra Assanges far John Shipton og moteikonet Vivienne Westwood, og en opptreden av rap-artisten M.I.A.

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

The expanding UAW corruption scandal and the case for rank-and-file committees

8 November 2019

The United Auto Workers is currently trying to ram through a concessions contract at Ford following the shutdown of the GM strike, even as its president faces imminent charges for stealing workers’ money.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Pabloites prepare new betrayal of the Chilean working class

By Andrea Lobo, 8 November 2019

The PTR, while rhetorically glorifying the spontaneity of the protests, has worked to channel them behind the Stalinist PCCH and the Broad Front.

Growing inequality risks social revolution, hedge fund chief warns

By Nick Beams, 8 November 2019

With one eye clearly on the upsurge in the class struggle around the world over the past months, including in the United States, hedge fund chief Ray Dalio told a business conference the growth of social inequality was a national emergency and urgent steps had to be taken to address it.

Wall Street at record highs as global growth slows

German imperialism’s new drive for world power

By Johannes Stern, 7 November 2019

Democrats’ gains in Tuesday’s elections reflect shifts within the upper-middle class

Democrats make gains in off-year elections

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

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

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

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 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.

Free Assange and Manning

Australian Greens member demands party leader defend Julian Assange

7 November 2019

“Assange is being held as a political prisoner. That is undeniable now, and still no action from the Greens... Ultimately, you have abandoned Assange.”

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Meeting defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning in Melbourne this Sunday

28 October 2019

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

By Laura Tiernan, 6 November 2019

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Jojo Rabbit: A misguided comedy about Nazis
Edward Norton’s neo-film noir, Motherless Brooklyn

By Joanne Laurier, 8 November 2019

Jojo Rabbit is a would-be satirical comedy about Nazi Germany. Set in 1957, Motherless Brooklyn follows a gumshoe protagonist with Tourette syndrome on the trail of crimes that lead directly to New York’s City Hall.

Pain and Glory from Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar

By David Walsh, 6 November 2019

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

Socialist Equality Pary (Sri Lanka)

An appeal from Pani Wijesiriwardena, SEP (Sri Lanka) presidential candidate
Defend the striking transport workers in Telengana, India

8 November 2019

“Workers in India, Sri Lanka, throughout South Asia and internationally must not allow capitalist governments to unleash these reactionary social attacks on any section of the working class.”

Sri Lankan SEP holds presidential election meeting in Hatton

By our correspondents, 6 November 2019

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

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

Eightieth birthday tribute to Sri Lankan Trotskyist Nanda Wickremasinghe

By David North, 26 October 2019

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Zimbabwe nurses join doctors’ stoppage; One-day nationwide strike by Dutch teachers

8 November 2019

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

Vote “no” on the tentative teachers' contract! Form rank-and-file committees to defend public education in Chicago!

By Alexander Fangmann, 7 November 2019

With voting set to begin on the tentative agreement, teachers and other educators in Chicago are approaching a critical juncture in the fight to defend public education.

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

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

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

India: 48,000 striking Telangana transport workers defy back to work order

By Kranti Kumara, 7 November 2019

“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

Australia: Mobilise students, staff and academics against the closure of Macquarie University’s human sciences faculty

By the Committee for Public Education, 7 November 2019

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

Little Rock teachers set to strike against privatization and segregation threats

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

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

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

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

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

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

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

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