Trump denounces Macron’s criticisms of NATO at London summit

By Alex Lantier, 4 December 2019

Bitter conflicts between the United States and the major European powers erupted into the open yesterday, at the start of the two-day NATO summit in London.

NATO bitterly divided as London summit begins

Protesters against London NATO summit speak in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 4 December 2019

At the Socialist Equality Party’s stall in Trafalgar Square, many were attracted by posters calling for Assange’s freedom.

Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!

Democrats’ report confirms anti-Russia axis of impeachment inquiry

By Barry Grey, 4 December 2019

The Democrats’ 300-page report is all about Ukraine and the central role it occupies in the geo-strategic operations of the United States directed against Russia.

House Democrats begin next phase of impeachment drive

US Attorney General William Barr’s brief for presidential dictatorship

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

Assange is facing a “new form of forced rendition”
WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson addresses the Australian press club

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 December 2019

Hrafnsson said Assange’s “rendition” was not taking place “with a sack over the head and an orange jumpsuit, but with the enabling of the UK legal system and with the apparent support of the Australian government.”

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

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

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

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

Trump escalates global trade war

By Nick Beams, 4 December 2019

Responding to a question in London on whether there was a deadline for a trade deal with China, Trump said: “I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal.”

Germany: Far-right AfD’s party conference strengthens völkisch-nationalist “wing”

By Peter Schwarz, 4 December 2019

The nationalist “wing” group (Der Flügel) in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) around Björn Höcke and Andreas Kalbitz has emerged strengthened from its federal party conference.

UK: South West Rail workers begin month-long strike to defend jobs and conditions.

By Robert Stevens, 4 December 2019

The strike is the longest called by the RMT union in a bitter four-year fight by rail workers to stop DOO and is the longest rail strike in British history.

Catalan nationalists negotiate over support for PSOE-led Spanish government

By Alejandro López, 4 December 2019

The Catalan nationalist parties are negotiating with the social democrats, even as the social democrats assault mass protests in Catalonia and target the nationalist parties.

Harry Dunn’s parents take legal action against UK Foreign Office

By Barry Mason, 4 December 2019

Harry Dunn died near Croughton, Northamptonshire August 27 after his motorbike collided head-on with a car driven on the wrong side of the road by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a National Security Agency spy.

Harvard University graduate student union begins strike over pay, conditions

By Kate Randall, 4 December 2019

The HGSU-UAW has made only token appeals to other sections of workers at Harvard to support the grad student workers’ strike and has offered substantial concessions to the university on virtually all issues.

Ontario high school teachers stage one-day walkout Wednesday

By Roger Jordan, 4 December 2019

More than 60,000 Ontario high school teachers will walk off the job today in opposition to the sweeping cuts the provincial Conservative government is making to education and their terms of employment.

Australian government launches “foreign interference” taskforce

By Mike Head, 4 December 2019

The announcement was clearly made to meet demands in the ruling circles for prosecutions under the draconian “foreign interference” laws pushed through parliament last year.

Australian coronial inquiry clears prison officers in death of young Aboriginal man

By Robert Campion, 4 December 2019

References to the need for “greater training” are aimed at covering up the systemic character of state violence against working class, poor and indigenous people thrown into the prison system.

2 December 2019

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

By Shannon Jones, 3 December 2019

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

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

By Jean Shaoul, 3 December 2019

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

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

By Peter Schwarz, 3 December 2019

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

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

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

By Kate Randall, 3 December 2019

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

By Ben Mateus, 3 December 2019

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

By Brunna Machado and Tomas Castanheira, 3 December 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party

Australia: Ongoing health fallout from 2018 toxic chemical blaze

By Margaret Rees, 3 December 2019

Samoa: Death toll mounts in devastating measles epidemic

By Tom Peters, 3 December 2019

New in Norwegian

Stans utleveringen av Julian Assange!
CIA-spionering på Assanges advokater eksponerer den kriminelle operasjonen mot WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren

Eric London, 4. desember 2019

Overvåkningen krenker den århundrer-gamle retten til advokat-klient privilegium og eksponerer påtalemyndigheten og utleveringsbestrebelsen som en illegal justiskonstruksjon.

NATO bittert splittet når London-toppmøtet ble innledet

Alex Lantier, 4. desember 2019

NATOs statssjefer ankom mandag London for et to-dager-langt toppmøte innledet på tirsdag, 70 år etter NATOs etablering, i kjølvannet av andre verdenskrig i 1949.

WikiLeaks-redaktør Kristinn Hrafnsson: «Dersom Julian blir brakt til den Djevleøya på andre siden av Atlanteren, da er hans liv tapt»

Oscar Grenfell og Richard Phillips, 4. desember 2019

I et intervju med WSWS uttalte Hrafnsson: «Julian Assanges sak er, på alle måter, vendepunktet. Det er det største og mest alvorlige angrepet på journalistikk og den frie presse på flere tiår, om ikke 100 år.»

Opponering mot NATO og Trump betyr å slåss for Julian Assanges løslatelse!

Chris Marsden, 4. desember 2019

Trumps og Boris Johnsons mål er enten å få sendt Assange over til USA for å bure ham inne og kaste nøkkelen, eller å få utsatt ham for en slik psykisk og fysisk grusomhet at han dør i fengsel.

Irans regjering dreper hundrevis i forsøk på å undertrykke de verste protester på tiår

Jean Shaoul, 4. desember 2019

Det er ingen tvil om at USA, Saudi-Arabia, Gulf-monarkiene og Israel prøver å utnytte den eskalerende krisen Iran kontronterer.

New in German

Stoppt die Auslieferung von Julian Assange!
CIA-Spionage gegen Assanges Anwälte zeigt kriminellen Charakter der Operation gegen den WikiLeaks- Gründer

Eric London, 4. Dezember 2019

Die Überwachung verstößt gegen das jahrhundertealte Recht auf das Anwaltsgeheimnis. Das Auslieferungsgesuch ist ein verbrecherisches Komplott.

Scharfe Differenzen zu Beginn des Nato-Gipfels

Alex Lantier, 4. Dezember 2019

Am Montag trafen die Nato-Regierungschefs zu einem zweitägigen Gipfeltreffen in London ein, das 70 Jahre nach der Gründung des Militärbündnisses stattfindet.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Tausende fordern sofortigen Rücktritt des maltesischen Regierungschefs

Marianne Arens, 4. Dezember 2019

Seit Tagen fordert eine aufgebrachte Menge in Valletta den sofortigen Rücktritt des Regierungschefs. Er wird mit dem Mord an der Enthüllungsjournalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia in Verbindung gebracht.

Verwaltungsgericht unterstützt NPD-Propaganda

Justus Leicht, 4. Dezember 2019

Das Verwaltungsgericht Gießen hat der faschistischen NPD in einem Streit um das Abhängen von Wahlplakaten Recht gegeben und ausdrücklich seine Unterstützung für ihre rassistische Hetze bekundet.

Vierter globaler Klimastreik: Opposition gegen Kapitalismus und Rechtsruck

Michele Hell, 4. Dezember 2019

Am Vergangenen Freitag strömten zum vierten Male in Folge weltweit Millionen Menschen auf die Straßen, um für den Klimaschutz zu demonstrieren.

New in French

L’OTAN est amèrement divisée au début du sommet de Londres

Alex Lantier, 4 décembre 2019

Les chefs d’État de l’OTAN sont arrivés hier à Londres pour un sommet de deux jours qui commence aujourd’hui, 70 ans après la fondation de l’OTAN au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre mondiale en 1949.

Obama mène une campagne contre la nomination de Sanders comme candidat démocrate à la présidentielle

Patrick Martin, 4 décembre 2019

L’establishment du Parti démocrate veut s’assurer que la question des inégalités sociales ne soit pas un enjeu lors des élections, même sous la forme inoffensive représentée par Sanders et Warren.

S'opposer à l'OTAN et à Trump, c'est lutter pour libérer Julian Assange !

Chri Marsden, 4 décembre 2019

Le but de Trump et Boris Johnson est, soit d’envoyer Assange aux Etats-Unis, de l’enfermer et jeter la clé, soit de le soumettre à un régime de cruauté psychologique et physique telle qu’il meurt en prison

Le budget allemand pour 2020: des milliards pour le réarmement et la guerre

Johannes Stern, 4 décembre 2019

Il y a cinq ans, Berlin annonçait son retour à une politique étrangère agressive, une décision dont les effets se fond sentir dans le budget actuel.

Un juge espagnol interrogera Assange sur l’espionnage illégal de la CIA à l’ambassade d’Équateur

Oscar Grenfell, 4 décembre 2019

Londres a cherché à bloquer l’interview, car l’opération révèle l’illégalité de la campagne menée par les États-Unis contre l’éditeur de WikiLeaks.

Des questions sans réponse sur l’attentat terroriste à Londres

Robert Stevens, 4 décembre 2019

Boris Johnson tente d’exploiter les attentats tout comme les médias de droite, qui évoquent la promesse de Johnson «d’enfermer les terroristes et jeter les clès».

Le gouvernement iranien tue des centaines de personnes pour tenter de réprimer les pires protestations depuis des décennies

Jean Shaoul, 4 décembre 2019

Il ne fait aucun doute que les États-Unis, l'Arabie saoudite, les monarchies du Golfe et Israël cherchent à exploiter la crise croissante à laquelle l'Iran est confronté.

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 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 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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Perspective

Fiat Chrysler workers face off against the UAW, an “FCA-controlled enterprise”

4 December 2019

The concessions forced on GM and Ford workers were imposed by the United Auto Workers, which a lawsuit by GM describes as an organization that was “acquired” by Fiat Chrysler.

Earlier Perspectives »

Book Review

A Warning: A manifesto of the pro-war “Resistance” in the American state

By Andre Damon, 4 December 2019

The book makes clear that the “Resistance” to Trump’s policies within the US government, which forms the basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, centers on claims that Trump is insufficiently aggressive in defending and expanding America’s imperial interests.

Arts Review

Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables: French youth in revolt

By David Walsh, 4 December 2019

Ly’s work, with its strengths and weaknesses, is an honest effort to confront the wretched reality prevailing in the working-class suburbs (banlieues) surrounding Paris.

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

By Kevin Martinez and David Walsh, 3 December 2019

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.

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

Workers Struggles

Australia: Vote ‘no’ to the NSWTF salaries agreement! Form rank-and-file committees to defend public education

By the Committee For Public Education, 4 December 2019

The NSW Teachers Federation is seeking to split and isolate teachers as they meet at hundreds of different venues across the state to hear details of the latest award.

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

Commentary

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

By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2019

Obama spearheads campaign against Sanders’ nomination as Democratic presidential candidate

By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2019

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.

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

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

By Our reporters, 28 November 2019

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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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