NATO bitterly divided as London summit begins

By Alex Lantier, 3 December 2019

NATO heads of state arrived yesterday in London for a two-day summit beginning today, 70 years after NATO’s foundation in the aftermath of World War II in 1949.

Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!

By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2019

The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.

House Democrats begin next phase of impeachment drive

By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2019

The White House is refusing to participate in the first formal impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, set for Wednesday.

US Attorney General William Barr’s brief for presidential dictatorship

Trump’s war crime pardons: Cultivating a fascistic base in the military

On eve of FCA contract votes, US Attorney says federal takeover of UAW still possible

By Shannon Jones, 3 December 2019

In a rare interview with the Detroit News, US Attorney Matthew Schneider, who is leading the investigation into UAW corruption, said a federal takeover of the union “shouldn’t be taken off the table.”

Anger mounts among FCA workers as UAW prepares to ram through sellout deal

A socialist response to the global jobs massacre in the auto industry

More on autoworkers struggles »

Canada: Labour board greenlights closure of Nemak’s Windsor auto casting plant

By Carl Bronski, 3 December 2019

Unifor officials feigned shock over the arbitrator’s decision. But time and again the union has imposed concessions in exchange for “ironclad” job guarantees that quickly proved worthless.

Iranian government kills hundreds in bid to suppress the worst protests in decades

By Jean Shaoul, 3 December 2019

There is no doubt that the US, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf monarchies and Israel are seeking to exploit the escalating crisis confronting Iran.

Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests

US carries out fresh massacre in Afghanistan, killing entire family with drone strike

By Bill Van Auken, 3 December 2019

The bloody attack came in the wake of Trump’s claim that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed.

New leadership in German SPD: Fresh faces—same right-wing policies

By Peter Schwarz, 3 December 2019

Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken have been elected as the new co-leaders of the Social Democratic Party. They unexpectedly defeated the current vice-chancellor, Olaf Scholz.

Harvard University grad students set to strike over pay, grievance procedures, healthcare

By Kate Randall, 3 December 2019

Harvard officials’ hard line in relation to collective bargaining on grad students’ pay is in line with a recent NLRB proposal that would curb the establishment of graduate student unions at private universities.

Retiring Chicago Police Chief Superintendent fired after video shows police body-slamming a mentally ill man

By Ben Mateus, 3 December 2019

Democratic mayor Lori Lightfoot offered a standard prepared statement noting that the ensuing investigation “will be comprehensive and expedited so that the public may gain a complete picture.”

Police massacre nine youth in repression of dance in Sao Paulo favela

By Brunna Machado and Tomas Castanheira, 3 December 2019

The slaughter in Sao Paulo came as Bolsonaro is advancing an act granting a license to kill for military personnel acting to “guarantee law and order”.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party

Australia: Ongoing health fallout from 2018 toxic chemical blaze

By Margaret Rees, 3 December 2019

Firefighters and residents are continuing to suffer ill effects from the huge fire in Melbourne’s West Footscray.

Samoa: Death toll mounts in devastating measles epidemic

By Tom Peters, 3 December 2019

The entirely preventable outbreak, which has killed 55 people, is an indictment of the governments of Samoa and also New Zealand, where the outbreak originated.

2 December 2019

Many unanswered questions as Tories exploit London terror attack

By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2019

Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 December 2019

British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.

Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

Germany’s budget for 2020: Billions for rearmament and war

By Johannes Stern, 2 December 2019

Right-wing German Army officer Franco A. to be charged for terrorism

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 2 December 2019

Ten trillion dollars of US corporate debt set off alarm bells

By Nick Beams, 2 December 2019

Pro-Beijing parties suffer heavy defeat in Hong Kong district elections

By Peter Symonds, 2 December 2019

Coup regime in Bolivia announces “final phase of pacification”

By Andrea Lobo, 2 December 2019

Australian government defeat on “integrity” bill points to underlying political crisis

By Mike Head, 2 December 2019

New in Russian

Дэвид Норт представляет турецкое издание В защиту Льва Троцкого на книжной ярмарке в Стамбуле

От нашего корреспондента, 3 декабря 2019 г.

Издательство Mehring Yayıncılık анонсировало публикацию пяти важных работ Международного Комитета Четвертого Интернационала (МКЧИ) на международной книжной ярмарке в Стамбуле, включая две работы, автором которых является Дэвид Норт.

New in French

Un forum sur la sécurité parrainé par le gouvernement canadien complote contre la Chine et la Russie

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 3 décembre 2019

Le conseiller de Trump pour la sécurité nationale a exigé que le Canada augmente massivement ses dépenses militaires, restreigne Huawei et militarise l'Arctique pour contrer la Chine et la Russie.

Mercedes-Benz supprime plus de 10 000 emplois

K.Nesan, 2 décembre 2019

L’annonce fait partie d’un assaut international de grande envergure contre les emplois dans le secteur de l’automobile.

Vague de soutien à l’éditeur de WikiLeaks Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 décembre 2019

Le soutien en faveur d’Assange porte un coup à la conspiration du silence qui entoure sa persécution par les gouvernements à travers le monde.

Le premier ministre irakien démissionne après la répression sanglante des manifestations

Bill Van Auken, 2 décembre 2019

L'annonce d'Adel Abdul Mahdi fait suite au massacre de manifestants dans deux villes du sud de l'Irak et dans la capitale Bagdad, qui a fait au moins 62 morts.

Des centaines de personnes assistent à la réunion de Londres pour exiger la liberté de Julian Assange

nos journalistes, 2 décembre 2019

La plus grande réunion tenue à ce jour à Londres reflète l’opposition croissante au projet du gouvernement américain d’extrader et d’emprisonner Assange.

New in Norwegian

Spansk dommer skal utspørre Assange om illegal spionering i den ekvadorianske ambassaden

Oscar Grenfell, 3. desember 2019

Britiske myndigheter har tidligere forsøkt å blokkere intervjuet fordi spioneringsoperasjonen avslører ulovligheten i hele den USA-ledede kampanje mot WikiLeaks-forleggeren.

Kuppregimet i Bolivia annonserer «sluttfasen av pasifiseringen»

Andrea Lobo, 3. desember 2019

Bolivianske arbeidere, småbønder og ungdommer har motsatt seg kuppet med enorm tapperhet, mens MAS og fagforeningene har underkastet seg det.

Brasils Bolsonaro stifter nytt fascistisk parti

Miguel Andrade, 3. desember 2019

Partistiftelsen kommer etter gjentatte trusler om å gjennomføre politistattiltak dersom demonstrasjoner av storskala som de i Chile, også skulle bryte ut i Brasil.

New in Spanish

Obama encabeza una campaña contra la nominación de Sanders como candidato presidencial demócrata

Patrick Martin, 3 diciembre 2019

La cúpula del Partido Demócrata quiere asegurarse de que ningún tema vinculado a la desigualdad social sea un foco de atención en las elecciones, incluso en la forma desdentada representada por Sanders y Warren.

Derrota de partidos pro-Beijing en las elecciones distritales de Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 3 diciembre 2019

La victoria del bando llamado prodemocrático también revela una enajenación amplia respecto a los principales partidos pandemócratas, pese a conservar su influencia política al no haber una alternativa socialista.

Deuda corporativa en EE. UU. de diez billones de dólares activa alarmas

Nick Beams, 3 diciembre 2019

Uno de los aspectos más significativos de la acumulación de deuda actual es el aumento en la compra de acciones propias para aumentar sus precios, un gasto de $3 billones en los últimos cinco años.

El estudio de la Unión de Brigadas de Bomberos expone décadas de desregulación y reducción de costos que llevaron al infierno de la Torre Grenfell: Parte 1

Alice Summers, 3 diciembre 2019

El estudio de la FBU es aún más importante en el contexto de una campaña de difamación concertada por parte de los medios de comunicación y la investigación oficial de la Torre Grenfell, que se han propuesto encubrir las causas principales del incendio y echar la culpa a los bomberos de Londres.

Régimen golpista boliviano anuncia “fase final de pacificación”

Andrea Lobo, 3 diciembre 2019

Los trabajadores, campesinos y jóvenes bolivianos han resistido al golpe con enorme valentía, mientras el MAS y los sindicatos se han sometido completamente.

New in German

Obama torpediert Sanders Bewerbung um die Präsidentschaftskandidaten der US-Demokraten

Patrick Martin, 3. Dezember 2019

Die Mehrheit der Demokratischen Partei will verhindern, dass das Thema soziale Ungleichheit im Wahlkampf auch nur ansatzweise zur Sprache kommt.

AfD-Parteitag stärkt völkischen „Flügel“

Peter Schwarz, 3. Dezember 2019

Der völkisch-nationalistische „Flügel“ um Björn Höcke und Andreas Kalbitz ist gestärkt aus dem Bundesparteitag der Alternative für Deutschland hervorgegangen, der am vergangenen Wochenende in Braunschweig stattfand.

Edelstahl-Produzent Outokumpu vernichtet fast 400 Arbeitsplätze in Deutschland

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 3. Dezember 2019

Betriebsrat und Konzernspitze haben sich hinter dem Rücken der Belegschaft schon auf Details verständigt, die sie den Arbeitern vorenthalten. Der Abbau der Jobs stellt der Betriebsrat als alternativlos dar.

Lehrerstreik in Kroatien

Markus Salzmann, 3. Dezember 2019

Seit mehr als einem Monat streiken Tausende Lehrer in Kroatien. Es ist der größte Arbeitskampf seit der Unabhängigkeit Kroatiens vor fast 30 Jahren.

Trotz ungeklärter Fragen: Torys schlachten Terroranschlag von London aus

Robert Stevens, 3. Dezember 2019

Boris Johnson und die Tory-nahen Medien schlachten den brutalen Mord an zwei jungen Studierenden aus. In der Sunday Times erklärte Johnson, er werde „die Terroristen einsperren und den Schlüssel wegwerfen“.

„Prekarität tötet!“
Frankreich: Zwei Suizidversuche lösen Jugendproteste aus

Francis Dubois, 3. Dezember 2019

Nach der Selbstverbrennung von Anas K. kam es in ganz Frankreich zu Demonstrationen, an denen viele Tausende Studierende teilnahmen.

New in Portuguese

Cresce onda de apoio ao editor do WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 Dezembro 2019

A onda de apoio a Assange é um golpe bem-vindo à conspiração de silêncio em torno de sua perseguição, que é imposta por governos, partidos do establishment e pela mídia corporativa em todo o mundo.

Bolsonaro lança programa Verde e Amarelo para impulsionar “competitividade”

Tomas Castanheira, 2 Dezembro 2019

O próprio presidente brasileiro admitiu que o programa de emprego, que faz referência às cores nacionais, possui o objetivo de “reduzir os custos da mão de obra” para atrair investimentos.

New in Turkish

Ordunun katliamının ardından Irak başbakanı istifasını sundu

Bill Van Auken, 2 Aralık 2019

Şili'den Lübnan'a kadar milyonlar halinde sokaklara dökülen işçilerin taleplerinde olduğu gibi Iraklı kitlelerin talepleri de, kapitalizmin dünya çapında yıkılması dışında bir yolla çözülemez.

New in Chinese

数十万人走上香港街头抗议

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

昨天,超过五十万人走上香港的街头抗议市政府的反民主举措,并纪念1971年7月1日这个英国把其前殖民地移交给中国的日子。

总罢工标志着工人阶级加入香港的抗议之中

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

在这场被政府的引渡法律触发的日益扩大的群众性抗议里,香港工人在星期一的总罢工标志着一个新的阶段。来自各行各业的上万名工人——包括铁路、机场、公共事务,工程,建筑,金融和银行——参与了抗议。这些抗议干扰中断了这座城市的交通系统,并限制了其国际机场的运作。

New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছেবাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের বিচার ভারতের সুপ্রিম কোর্ট হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী হিংসাকে বৈধতা দিল

Keith Jones, ১১ নভেম্বর ২০১৯

উত্তর প্রদেশের অযোধ্যায় একটি বিখ্যাত মসজিদকে ধ্বংস করতে এবং তার জায়গায় পৌরাণিক হিন্দু দেবতা শ্রীরামের একটি মন্দির গড়তে ভারতের শাসক দল ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি) এবং তাদের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী মিত্ররা দশকের পর দশক ধরে যে হিংসার আশ্রয় নিয়েছে, গত শনিবারের এক আদেশে, ভারতের সর্বোচ্চ আদালত সেই হিংসাকে ন্যায্য বলে শিলমোহর দিয়েছে।

New in Telugu

భారతదేశంలోని తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రంలో సమ్మె చేస్తున్న రవాణా కార్మికులపై పోలీసు హింస, 5,000 మందికి పైగా అరెస్టు

క్రాంతి కుమార, 11 నవంబర్ 2019

48,000 మంది తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ (ఆర్టీసీ) కార్మికులు ఐదు వారాలుగా సమ్మె చేస్తున్నారు. ఆ సమ్మెకు నాయకత్వం వహిస్తున్న కార్మిక ఐక్య కార్యాచరణ కమిటీ (జేఏసీ) నాయకులతో సహా 5,000 మందికి పైగా కార్మికులను శుక్రవారం తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం"ముందస్తు జాగ్రత్తగా అదుపులోకి" (“preventive custody”) తీసుకుంది.

New in Arabic

الأصول السياسية وتداعيات انشقاق اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة خلال 1982- 1986

By بقلم دافيد نورث, ٢ آب أغسطس ٢٠١٩

هذه محاضرة قدمها دافيد نورث في افتتاح المدرسة الصيفية لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في 21 يوليو/ تموز 2019 . نورث هو الرئيس الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية وهو رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية .

حمام الدم في بغداد

١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

ارتفع عدد القتلى في الاحتجاجات الجماهيرية التي هزت العراق خلال الأسابيع السبعة الماضية إلى أكثر من 330 ، مع ما يقدر بنحو خمسة عشر ألف جريح. واصل الشباب العراقيين التدفق إلى الشوارع في تحد للقمع العنيف للضغط على مطالبهم بالوظائف والمساواة الاجتماعية ووضع حد للنظام السياسي الفاسد الذي أوجده الاحتلال الأمريكي الذي أعقب الغزو الأمريكي الإجرامي عام 2003.

الولايات المتحدة تعلن أن المستوطنات الإسرائيلية لم تعد غير قانونية

By بقلم جين شاعول, ١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

أعلن وزير الخارجية مايك بومبيو يوم الاثنين أن الولايات المتحدة لم تعد تنظر إلى المستوطنات الإسرائيلية على الأراضي الفلسطينية التي تم الاستيلاء عليها خلال الحرب العربية الإسرائيلية عام 1967باعتبارها غير قانونية.

جنود إسرائيليون سابقون يقومون بجولة في الولايات المتحدة لإستنكار احتلال الأراضي الفلسطينية

By بقلم فريد مازليس, ١٢ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

تقوم مجموعة من الجنود الإسرائيليين السابقين في خضم جولة أمريكية للتحدث عن حقيقة الاحتلال الطويل الأمد للأراضي الفلسطينية. تم تنظيم الجولة ، التي بدأت في فيلادلفيا الأسبوع الماضي ، من قبل "كسر الصمت" ، وهي منظمة من الجنود المخضرمين الذين "أخذوا على عاتقهم تعريض الجمهور لواقع الحياة اليومية في الأراضي المحتلة".

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Halt the extradition of Julian Assange!
CIA spying on Assange’s lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder

3 December 2019

The surveillance violates the centuries-old right to attorney-client privilege and exposes the prosecution and extradition effort as an illegal frame-up.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: “If Julian is taken to that Devil’s Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost”

By Oscar Grenfell and Richard Phillips, 3 December 2019

In an interview with the WSWS, Hrafnsson stated: “The case of Julian Assange is, in all senses, the turning point. It is the biggest and the most serious attack on journalism and the free press in decades, if not 100 years.”

Doctors’ open letter defending Julian Assange wins global support

By Laura Tiernan, 27 November 2019

The significance of the doctors’ open letter in defence of Julian Assange

An open letter from doctors: Julian Assange “could die in prison”

24 November 2019

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

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE, student unions defend students in Germany against right-wing attacks

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.

Commentary

The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton

By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2019

The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.

Obama spearheads campaign against Sanders’ nomination as Democratic presidential candidate

By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2019

Arts Review

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: A gangster’s life and claims

By Kevin Martinez and David Walsh, 3 December 2019

Scorsese’s new film The Irishman sets out to dramatize the life of Frank Sheeran, a member of a Pennsylvania crime family and a Teamsters union official. On his deathbed, Sheeran “confessed” to having killed Jimmy Hoffa.

Modern-day philistinism and reaction: the New York Times considers “canceling” French painter Paul Gauguin

#MeToo launches fascistic attack on Polanski’s film J’accuse

J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy): Roman Polanski’s masterpiece on the Dreyfus Affair

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 2019

This is an edited version of a report delivered by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore to meetings in Michigan and California on 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.

“When the Declaration says that all men are created equal, that is no myth”
An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 28 November 2019

Gordon Wood is professor emeritus at Brown University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, as well as Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815.

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Fund Appeal

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North appeals for support

The WSWS is launching its 2019-2020 New Year's fund appeal. Watch the appeal and donate today.

Mehring Books

Christoph Vandreier and David North to speak at Sydney Gleebooks launch of Why Are They Back?

27 November 2019

Vandreier’s and North’s discussion will focus on the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.

Socialist Equality Party

“You are the luckiest generation in history because you have the opportunity to change the world”
Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting

By our reporter, 2 December 2019

Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.

Socialist Equality Party campaigns at Chalcot Estate in North London
Britain's cladding crisis

By Our reporters, 28 November 2019

Most of the Chalcot Estate’s 717 homes, roughly 3,000 people, were evacuated in June 2017 after fire experts told the local council they could not guarantee the tower blocks they lived in were safe. They are still not safe.

SEP election teams in Britain win warm response

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

By our reporter, 18 November 2019

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.

25 years ago: Over 300 killed in fire in China

On December 8, 1994, a fire in a crowded theater in the northwest Chinese oil town of Karamay in Xinjiang province took the lives of 323 school children and their teachers.

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50 years ago: Black Panther leader Fred Hampton murdered by Chicago police

Fred Hampton, chairman of the Chicago branch of the Black Panther Party and member of the Panther Central Committee, was shot and killed by Chicago police officers while he slept in his bed on December 4, 1969, at the group’s headquarters.

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75 years ago: British troops open fire on Greek protesters

On December 3, 1944, British soldiers and Greek police opened fire on a mass demonstration of workers and youth in Athens, killing at least 28 and wounding an estimated 100.

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100 years ago: Senators demand US prepare to invade Mexico

On December 3, 1919, two members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Republican Albert Fall of New Mexico and Democrat Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska, announced they would visit President Woodrow Wilson to ascertain his attitude on the breaking of diplomatic relations with Mexico, the first step toward a declaration of war.

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Book Review

The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality

By Andre Damon, 30 November 2019

Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.

Workers Struggles

Teamsters for a Democratic Union endorses ex-Hoffa lieutenant for union president

By Steve Filips and Tom Hall, 28 November 2019

After union surrenders, Telangana mobilizes police to bar “fired” TSRTC workers’ return

By Kranti Kumara, 28 November 2019

The unions instructed the 48,000 TSRTC workers to end their courageous anti-privatization strike and report for work Tuesday. But the government, intent on purging the workforce, barred their way.

Teamsters shut down CN Rail strike, praise Canada’s big business Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 27 November 2019

Democratic Party calls on Washington Metro Transit Authority to intervene against striking transit workers

By Nick Barrickman, 26 November 2019

Obituary

On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)

By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2019

An understanding of Bukovsky’s life and role in politics over the past half century must be placed within the broader context of the development of the October Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist reaction against it.

The Socialist Equality Party Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan presidential election: Workers must prepare to fight moves towards police-state rule

By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2019

Vote for Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election! Rally to fight for international socialism!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

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History

David North introduces Turkish-language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky at Istanbul Book Fair

By our reporter, 11 November 2019

Mehring Yayıncılık announced the publication of five major works by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) at its Istanbul Book Fair stall, including two authored by David North.

Autoworkers Struggles

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

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

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

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

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 Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Now available from Mehring Books
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin

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