14 December 2019

Homeland Security memo exposes appalling medical mistreatment of immigrants in US custody

By Kate Randall, 14 December 2019

Men, women and children have been subject to delayed treatment for medical and mental health conditions, unnecessary surgeries, forcible medication, and other mistreatment resulting in unnecessary suffering and death.

Southern Poverty Law Center report highlights abusive conditions in US immigration detention centers

By Adam Mclean, 14 December 2019

More on North American immigrant issues »

US tests INF-banned missile after Democrats rubber-stamp Trump’s nuclear build-up

By Andre Damon, 14 December 2019

The test comes just days after congressional Democrats voted for a massive military spending bill that stripped out language limiting the development of dangerous new nuclear weapons.

US House approves bill for record military spending

Pentagon chiefs say US troops to stay in Syria for years

More on US militarism »

House Judiciary Committee votes to approve articles of impeachment against Trump

By Barry Grey, 13 December 2019

The debate has underscored the right-wing basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive.

The impeachment crisis and its political consequences

Report unmasks FBI intervention in 2016 elections

French strikers protest prime minister’s pledge to impose pension cuts

By Anthony Torres, 14 December 2019

Anger is mounting among workers after Edouard Philippe stressed he would push through his regressive program despite widespread strike action and popular opposition.

French prime minister vows to impose pension cuts despite growing strikes

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

By Thomas Scripps, 14 December 2019

It is clear that the fundamental legal rights of the WikiLeaks founder and world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an extraordinary rendition.

Warrant targeting Assange supporter reveals scope of US government campaign against WikiLeaks

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Feds subpoena security camera footage and visitor logs in investigation of July fire at Detroit UAW headquarters

By Jessica Goldstein, 14 December 2019

The details of the subpoena were revealed just two weeks after US Attorney Matthew Schneider said government oversight of the UAW was a “definite possibility” under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

AFL-CIO, Mexican government seek to chain renewed struggles across Matamoros to “independent” trade unions

Mass abstention as UAW forces through Fiat Chrysler contract

“They are jamming this down our throats:” Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW for rushing vote on sellout contract

GM sends termination notices to 48 TPT workers in Indiana less than two months after UAW signs concessions contract

More on autoworkers struggles »

NDP props up Trudeau, joins Conservatives in demanding tougher anti-China stance

By Keith Jones, 14 December 2019

The true character of the NDP’s “opposition” to the Liberals and the Conservatives—the Canadian ruling class’ traditional parties of national government—was laid bare in two recent parliamentary votes.

Australian voters’ trust in political system falls to historic low

By Mike Head, 14 December 2019

People are drawing conclusions from decades of bitter experiences under successive Labor and Liberal-National governments.

Australia: Thousands attend climate change rally in Sydney

Report highlights social crisis confronting Australian youth on welfare

By John Harris, 14 December 2019

Hundreds of thousands of working-class youth and students confront soaring housing and utility costs, and a deepening jobs crisis.

13 December 2019

Johnson wins majority in UK election after collapse of Labour vote

By Chris Marsden, 13 December 2019

The Sun forced to delete article promoting fascist propaganda against UK left

US renews insults and threats against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2019

India adopts Hindu supremacist citizenship law

By Rohantha De Silva and Keith Jones, 13 December 2019

US to impose sanctions on companies involved in European Nord Stream 2 pipeline

By Peter Schwarz, 13 December 2019

US announces ”in principle” agreement on “phase one” US-China trade deal

By Nick Beams, 13 December 2019

Amid turmoil in short-term money markets
Fed to keep interest rates lower for longer

World Bank economist warns of worsening crisis in Sri Lanka

BBC reporter accused of breaking law by revealing postal vote and commenting negatively on Labour

By Robert Stevens, 13 December 2019

The anti-Semitism accusations against Corbyn: A witch-hunt in the service of imperialism

By Jean Shaoul, 13 December 2019

Labour’s pose as defender of the National Health Service exposed

Wave of teachers strikes confront attacks on pensions and working conditions in Brazil

By Tomas Castanheira, 13 December 2019

Two executions in one week
Blind man dies by electric chair in Tennessee, Texas inmate executed amid claims of false testimony

By Kate Randall, 13 December 2019

US trucking firm Celadon goes bankrupt leaving thousands of drivers stranded

By Steve Filips, 13 December 2019

ACLU intervenes in police lawsuit against Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson

By Fred Mazelis, 13 December 2019

George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin in 2012, sues his victim’s family for $100 million

Catastrophic conditions for refugees on Croatian border as authorities close camp

By Markus Salzmann, 13 December 2019

New Zealand: Warnings about danger of White Island eruption were ignored

By Tom Peters, 13 December 2019

Australia: Workers stop work in response to hazardous air conditions

New in Portuguese

Bolsonaro cria partido fascista

Miguel Andrade, 14 Dezembro 2019

A criação do partido aconteceu depois de o presidente brasileiro ameaçar implementar medidas de estado policial caso manifestações em massa como aquelas no Chile aconteçam no Brasil.

O Projeto 1619 do New York Times: Uma falsificação racialista da história dos EUA e do mundo

Niles Niemuth e Tom Mackaman e David North, 14 Dezembro 2019

O Projeto 1619, lançado pelo New York Times, apresenta o racismo e o conflito racial como as características essenciais e as forças motoras da história dos Estados Unidos.

New in French

Johnson remporte les élections britanniques après l'effondrement du vote travailliste

Chris Marsden, 14 décembre 2019

Le retour au pouvoir de Johnson consolide le gouvernement le plus à droite dans l’histoire britannique d’après guerre, avec des conséquences dévastatrices pour la classe ouvrière.

Les dirigeants de Boeing doivent rendre des comptes

Brian Dyne, 14 décembre 2019

Il s’avère que les dirigeants de Boeing et responsables gouvernementaux ont ignoré maintes fois les avertissements des employés à l’égard de lacunes de sécurités mortelles qui ont coûté la vie à plus de 300 personnes.

Les États-Unis vont imposer des sanctions aux entreprises impliquées dans le gazoduc européen Nord Stream 2

Peter Schwarz, 14 décembre 2019

Les sanctions prises à l'encontre du projet énergétique commun de la Russie et de l'Europe occidentale montrent à quel point les relations entre les membres de la plus grande alliance militaire du monde sont marquées par les conflits.

New in Spanish

Los ejecutivos de Boeing deben rendir cuentas

Bryan Dyne, 14 diciembre 2019

Ha quedado claro que los ejecutivos de Boeing y los oficiales gubernamentales ignoraron repetidamente las advertencias de sus empleados de lapsos potencialmente mortales que terminaron cobrando más de 300 vidas.

El PSI celebra su última reunión en Londres antes de elecciones británicas

nuestro reportero, 14 diciembre 2019

Dando inicio al mitin, Thomas Scripps explicó que uno de los pilares centrales de la campaña electoral del PSI es la lucha para liberar al fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

EE. UU. impondrá sanciones a empresas involucradas en gasoducto europeo Nord Stream 2

Peter Schwarz, 14 diciembre 2019

Las sanciones contra el proyecto energético conjunto de Rusia y Europa Occidental subraya lo conflictivas que son las relaciones entre los miembros de la mayor alianza militar del mundo.

Ola de huelgas de docentes se enfrenta a ataques a pensiones y condiciones de trabajo en Brasil

Tomás Castanheira, 14 diciembre 2019

El gobierno de Bolsonaro y su ministro de economía Paulo Guedes han dejado claro que tienen como objetivo privatizar todos los servicios públicos, incluyendo las escuelas.

Las acusaciones de antisemitismo contra Corbyn: una caza de brujas al servicio del imperialismo

Jean Shaoul, 14 diciembre 2019

ELa caza de brujas se centra en un intento concertado de equiparar la oposición al sionismo y las políticas coloniales del estado israelí con el odio al pueblo judío en general y al infame y reaccionario antisemitismo de los nazis en particular.

La AFL-CIO y el Gobierno mexicano buscan encadenar nuevas luchas en Matamoros a sindicatos “independientes”

Andrea Lobo, 14 diciembre 2019

Tras las huelgas espontáneas históricas a principios del 2019, el peligro de que las nuevas luchas se encarrilen detrás de la burocracia sindical presenta inmensos peligros para la clase obrera.

New in German

Boeing-Manager müssen zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden

Bryan Dyne, 14. Dezember 2019

Führungskräfte des US-Flugzeugherstellers Boeing und die amerikanische Regierung haben wiederholt Warnungen missachtet, die auf gravierende Sicherheitsmängel in der Flugzeugfertigung hindeuteten. Dies hatte den Absturz zweier Flugzeuge des Typs Boeing 737 Max 8 innerhalb von sechs Monaten zur Folge.

Britische Parlamentswahl:
Johnson gewinnt Mehrheit – Schlechtestes Ergebnis für Labour

Chris Marsden, 14. Dezember 2019

Johnsons Wahlsieg konsolidiert die rechteste Regierung der britischen Nachkriegsgeschichte, mit verheerenden Folgen für die Arbeiterklasse.

Linkspartei unterstützt neue SPD-Führung und Große Koalition

Johannes Stern, 14. Dezember 2019

Die Wahl der neuen SPD-Vorsitzenden Norbert Walter-Borjans und Saskia Esken hat in der Führung der Linkspartei einen regelrechten Jubelsturm ausgelöst.

Thyssenkrupp-Stahl: Werksschließungen und Arbeitsplatzabbau

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 14. Dezember 2019

Am Standort Bochum verlieren 1200 Arbeiter ihren Job. Das gleiche Schicksal droht den 800 Stahlarbeitern im Duisburger Süden. Die IG Metall unterstützt die Pläne.

Vorstellung von „Warum sind sie wieder da?“ trifft in Australien auf große Resonanz

unserem Reporter, 14. Dezember 2019

Auf der Buchvorstellung in Sydney ging es um das politische Klima, welches das Wiederaufleben von Faschismus und Militarismus in Deutschland und international begünstigt.

Justizausschuss des Repräsentantenhauses bewilligt Anklagepunkte gegen Trump

Barry Grey, 14. Dezember 2019

Die Debatte und die Abstimmung haben die rechte Grundlage des Amtsenthebungsverfahrens der Demokraten gezeigt.

New in Norwegian

Impeachment-krisen og dens politiske konsekvenser

Andre Damon, 13. desember 2019

Uansett det endelige resultatet i Representantenes hus og Senatet vil riksrettsforløpet få reaksjonære og farlige følger.

Tyrkias Erdoğan truer med å sende tropper inn i Libya

Bill Van Auken, 13. desember 2019

Med Ankara og Moskva som støtter rivaliserende regimer i det krigsherjede landet truer enhver opptrapping med å slå over i en langt større og farligere krig.

Storbritannias generalvalg og arbeiderklassens kommende kamp for sosialisme

Chris Marsden, 13. desember 2019

Underliggende for intensiteten i de politiske konflikter er den historisk usette sosiale polariseringen mellom klassene, som nå begynner å finne uttrykk i et globalt utbrudd av klassekampen.

Ny doping provokasjon mot Russland før 2020-Olympiaden

Kevin Reed, 13. desember 2019

Det er pålagt fire-år-utestenging av russiske idrettsutøveres deltakelse i internasjonale konkurranser, inkludert det kommende sommer-OL i 2020 og vinter-OL i 2022.

New in Turkish

Hükümet HDP’ye ve Demirtaş’a baskıyı arttırıyor

Ulaş Ateşçi, 11 Aralık 2019

Kürt politikacılara yönelik bu baskı, özellikle Ankara ile Kürdistan İşçi Partisi (PKK) arasındaki “barış süreci”nin sona ermesinden bu yana tırmanmış durumda.

New in Dutch

Nederlandse zorgstaking: De verdediging van de gezondheidszorg vereist een socialistisch perspectief

Door Parwini Zora en Harm Zonderland, 20 november 2019

Na 25 stakingen in Nederland dit jaar alleen al, mobiliseert de allereerste landelijke gezondheidszorgstaking een geschatte 150.000 werknemers bij 119 zorginstellingen, 83 ziekenhuizen, 32 poliklinieken en vier revalidatiecentra.

New in Russian

Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает кандидатов на всеобщих выборах в Великобритании

От нашего корреспондента, 7 декабря 2019 г.

ПСР ведет политическую борьбу против мер жесткой экономии, авторитарного правления, милитаризма и войны.

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 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

The election of Boris Johnson and the failure of Corbynism

14 December 2019

The electoral debacle suffered by the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn in the UK general election is yet another example of the political bankruptcy of what passes for the left and labour organisations.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Defend the Silao Seven!
Fired Mexican GM workers issue open letter to American workers

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 11 December 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Arts Review

Queen & Slim: An African-American couple on the run

By Joanne Laurier, 14 December 2019

In Queen & Slim, a racist white policeman is killed in the act of assaulting two young black people. Relying on certain aspects of reality, the film creates a largely mythological picture to justify a strand of rabid identity politics.

Twin Flower, about the refugee crisis, from Italy—and Midnight Family, about poverty and health care, from Mexico

By Joanne Laurier, 12 December 2019

The Dirty War on the National Health Service: John Pilger documentary “goes to the heart of the struggle for democracy today”

By Jean Shaoul, 10 December 2019

Commentary

New York Times uses racial politics to promote charter schools

By Nancy Hanover, 14 December 2019

The New York Times recently published a dishonest article promoting racial politics in defense of charter schools.

Recording reveals pseudo-left La France Insoumise collusion with Macron in 2016

By Francis Dubois, 14 December 2019

The manoeuvres of LFI deputy François Ruffin with the former banker and future president have recently been exposed.

Boeing executives must be tried for murder

By Bryan Dyne, 13 December 2019

Britain’s general election and the coming struggle of the working class for socialism

By Chris Marsden, 12 December 2019

The sordid deal between former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his accusers

By David Walsh, 13 December 2019

The true legacy of US central banker Paul Volcker (1927–2019)

The “Afghanistan papers”: The criminality and disaster of a war based upon lies

America’s torturers and their co-conspirators must be prosecuted

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

“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 »

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE to hold public meeting on how to fight the new Rajapakse regime

14 December 2019

We urge workers, young people, intellectuals and everyone concerned about these vital issues to attend our meeting and participate in this important political discussion.

SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo: Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

14 December 2019

We urge all workers, youth and all those who cherish democratic rights to come forward and defeat the attack on Assange and Manning.

Workers must adopt a socialist internationalist program to oppose Sri Lanka’s authoritarian, communalist Rajapakse regime

London: Attendees at Socialist Equality Party’s general election rally speak
“The Socialist Equality Party has one goal and that’s what I feel most inclined toward, the class struggle”

By our reporters, 11 December 2019

SEP holds final UK election meeting in London
“Our fight is for workers to base themselves on a socialist and internationalist perspective, one rooted in a profound concern for history and informed by its lessons”

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

Workers Struggles

Tens of thousands Bangladeshi jute mill workers protest; Jetstar pilots and workers strike in Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

14 December 2019

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

Canada: Saskatchewan oil refinery locks out 800 workers, deploys scabs

By Carl Bronski, 12 December 2019

“The union bosses tell us they are fighting for us while they sell us out”
New York City transit workers denounce union-backed tentative agreement

By Alan Whyte, 12 December 2019

Holiday shipping season begins with deaths of two UPS workers at California airport

By Steve Filips, 12 December 2019

Australia: Governments, unions responsible for spate of deaths in Queensland mining industry

By Robert Campion, 12 December 2019

Free Assange and Manning

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

28 October 2019

The aim of the meetings is to prepare for the political action that must be organised in Australia and internationally in opposition to the legal travesty against Assange that is underway in the British courts.

Corporate media silent on journalists’ letter demanding freedom for Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 December 2019

The media blackout continues the nine-year collaboration of major outlets in the US-led campaign to smear, vilify and silence the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Australian doctor condemns Britain’s denial of adequate medical care to Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 December 2019

UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer: “With censorship inevitably comes tyranny”

By Johannes Stern, 9 December 2019

Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden condemns persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By Kevin Reed, 9 December 2019

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

Meeting of Australian teachers passes resolutions in defence of Julian Assange

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Mehring Books

Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back?

By our reporter, 10 December 2019

The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.

Mehring Books Holiday Sale feature
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition—Translator’s Foreword

6 December 2019

During its Holiday Sale, Mehring Books is offering this volume at a sharply reduced price of $15 for the black and white version or $20 for the color version.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The Reiss Center at NYU’s Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party
Part 2: The Reiss Center’s role in the impeachment crisis and anti-Russia campaign

By the New York University IYSSE, 11 December 2019

The Reiss Center embodies the convergence of the interests of finance capital, the Democratic Party, and the military and intelligence apparatus.

The Reiss Center at NYU’s Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party
Part 1: Obama’s national security apparatus in exile

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

By our reporters, 2 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.

25 years ago: Yeltsin launches First Chechen War

On December 11, 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered troops into Chechnya, a province in the Caucuses that had been part of the Russian Federation but had declared independence in 1991 amidst the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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50 years ago: New fighting between Israel and Arab neighbors

Starting on December 9, 1969 a series of skirmishes on the borders of Israel’s occupied territories took place. The fighting continued the prolonged “War of Attrition” that had been fought mostly between Israel and Egypt for control over the economically important Suez Canal zone.

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75 years ago: Battle of Mindoro in the Philippines

On December 13, 1944, the US military launched an amphibious invasion of Mindoro, the seventh-largest island in the Philippines and a crucial launching base for further incursions into the country’s north.

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100 years ago: Seventh Congress of Soviets held in Petrograd

On December 9, 1919, the Seventh All-Russia Congress of Soviets of Workers, Peasants, Red Army and Working Cossack Deputies closed in Petrograd after four days of sessions.

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Science

Skin Deep, Journey in the Divisive Science of Race, by Gavin Evans

By Philip Guelpa, 9 December 2019

The overwhelming weight of scientific research demonstrates that “race” does not exist as a valid biological category, but is a social construct.

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.

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!

By 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.

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 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

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