21 August 2019

Autoworkers determined to fight as UAW contract deadline approaches

By Tom Hall, 21 August 2019

The September 14 contract deadline is fast approaching for more than 150,000 hourly workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler operations in the US.

“That was our money!” Autoworkers livid over UAW corruption scandal

Joe Ashton, UAW VP named in corruption scandal, had long history of selling out auto workers

By Jerry White, 21 August 2019

A lifelong UAW functionary on the payroll of the union’s International staff for 28 years, Ashton epitomizes the social layer at the head of the so-called “American labor movement.”

UAW corruption scandal: Former union VP Joe Ashton reportedly took $550,000 in illegal kickbacks

More on autoworkers struggles »

Trump administration refuses to vaccinate migrants in detention centers

By Alex González, 21 August 2019

The decision to run filthy and disease-ridden detention camps is part of a definite strategy by Trump’s fascistic advisers.

Trump imposes new class-based immigration restrictions

UK government prepares for social unrest following no-deal Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2019

The crisis wracking the ruling elite over Brexit is the most severe since the Second World War.

Twitter purges 200,000 accounts “originating from China”

By Oscar Grenfell, 21 August 2019

The company’s actions are part of a campaign, in collaboration with the US government and intelligence agencies, to censor unfavourable or adverse political content on social media.

Indian assault on Kashmir in third week, thousands arrested

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 21 August 2019

Despite India’s efforts to black out what is happening in Kashmir, information is leaking out that points to both widespread repression and popular resistance.

State of siege in Kashmir: A warning to the international working class

Anger among couriers is growing after Deliveroo quits Germany

By Gregor Link, 21 August 2019

Hundreds of couriers working for the online delivery service were informed in a short e-mail last week that they would be unemployed by Friday.

Sudan opposition leaders form government with the army

By Jean Shaoul, 21 August 2019

The agreement is a shameless betrayal of the months-long protest movement that brought cities across the country to a virtual standstill.

One year after Washington state strikes, layoffs and cuts propel educators into new fight

By Kayla Costa and Diana Green, 21 August 2019

Though teachers are ready to fight to defend jobs and public education, the unions and Democratic Party claim the only way to fund schools is through regressive taxes.

Salvadoran woman exonerated after being sentenced to 30 years in prison over stillbirth

By Andrea Lobo, 21 August 2019

The decision in no way signals a shift away from the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the world, which continue to be enforced by the FMLN.

Glasgow: Lock-change evictions of asylum seekers restarted by Serco

By Steve James, 21 August 2019

Transnational service company Serco has restarted efforts to evict 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow.

New in Portuguese

Partido Obrero da Argentina racha com líder de longa data Jorge Altamira

Por Thomas Scripps, 21 Agosto 2019

Em meio a todas as acusações e contra-acusações dentro do PO, o que aparece mais claramente é que ambas as frações baseiam-se inteiramente em uma orientação nacionalista pequeno-burguesa.

New in Turkish

Suriye’ye yaklaşan askeri harekat öncesinde HDP’li belediye başkanları görevden alındı

Ulaş Ateşçi, 21 Ağustos 2019

HDP’lilere dönük operasyon, Ankara’nın, Suriye’de yeni bir askeri harekat başlatma hazırlıklarının arttığı sırada gerçekleşiyor.

New in Norwegian

Trump oppfordrer til marineblokade av Venezuela

Bill Van Auken, 21. august 2019

Den amerikanske presidentens krav om et militært alternativ gjenspeiler Washingtons økende desperasjon over regimeendringsoperasjonens fallitt.

Julian Assanges far varsler at WikiLeaks-utgiverens helse «forringes raskt» i Belmarsh Prison

Oscar Grenfell, 21. august 2019

«Regjeringen vil velvillig ofre Julians velvære på forlangender fra USA og Storbritannia.»

Tysk filmpris til Margarethe von Trotta, regissør av Rosa Luxemburg (1986) og Rosenstrasse (2003)

Bernd Reinhardt, 21. august 2019

Margarethe von Trotta (Rosa Luxemburg, Rosenstrasse, Hannah Arendt) er en av etterkrigstidens viktigste tyske filmskapere.

New in Spanish

El ataque fascista contra Owen Jones, periodista del Guardian

Por Chris Marsden, 21 agosto 2019

El asalto brutal contra el periodista Owen Jones debe ser tomado como una grave advertencia sobre el peligro que representa la ultraderecha para la clase obrera.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon elogia al gobierno mexicano como encarnación de la "revolución de los ciudadanos"

Por Will Morrow, 21 agosto 2019

El elogiar de Mélenchon al gobierno de AMLO habla mucho sobre qué tipo de gobierno dirigiría, si ganara las elecciones presidenciales en Francia en 2022.

New in French

Plus de 450 réfugiés sont bloqués en Méditerranée depuis des semaines par l'UE

Will Morrow, 21 août 2019

Les gouvernements de l'UE n'ont pas de divergences substantielles avec les politiques fascistes anti-immigrés du ministre italien de l'Intérieur Matteo Salvini.

L'attaque fasciste contre le journaliste Owen Jones du Guardian

Chris Marsden, 21 août 2019

L’agression brutale contre le journaliste du Guardian Owen Jones doit être considérée comme un grave avertissement des dangers que représente l’extrême droite pour la classe ouvrière.

Le père de Julian Assange dit que la santé de son fils emprisonné à Belmarsh «décline rapidement»

Oscar Grenfell, 21 août 2019

«Le gouvernement préfère sacrifier le bien-être de Julian et satisfaire aux exigences des États-Unis et du Royaume-Uni.»

Jean-Luc Mélenchon salue le gouvernement mexicain comme l’incarnation de la «révolution citoyenne»

Will Morrow, 21 août 2019

Le mois dernier, la visite au Mexique de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, le dirigeant de la France insoumise (LFI), en a dit long sur sa politique et sur la nature du gouvernement qu'il dirigerait s'il remportait les élections présidentielles françaises en 2022.

Un quotidien allemand défend le professeur d'extrême droite Jörg Baberowski

Johannes Stern, 21 août 2019

Le Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung est scandalisé parce que des étudiants de l'université Humboldt de Berlin ont bloqué le projet de créer un centre de recherche sur les dictatures.

New in German

Faschistischer Anschlag auf den Guardian-Journalisten Owen Jones

Chris Marsden, 21. August 2019

Der brutale Angriff auf den Journalisten Owen Jones vom britischen Guardian zeigt, welche große Gefahr der Arbeiterklasse von der extremen Rechten droht.

EU verweigert Aufnahme
Hunderte Flüchtlingen sitzen im Mittelmeer fest

Will Morrow, 21. August 2019

Es gibt keine grundlegenden Differenzen zwischen der faschistisch-migrantenfeindlichen Politik des italienischen Innenministers Matteo Salvini und den übrigen europäischen Regierungen.

Syrizas Vermächtnis: Vier Jahre Kürzungen, Privatisierungen, Militarismus und Angriffe auf Flüchtlinge
Teil 2

Katerina Selin, 21. August 2019

In dieser Artikelserie soll aufgezeigt werden, was die vierjährige Regierungspolitik von Syriza für Arbeiter, Jugendliche und Rentner in Griechenland konkret bedeutete.

New York: Richterin fordert Anerkennung der Studierendengruppe „Students for Justice in Palestine“ an Fordham University

Fred Mazelis, 21. August 2019

Das Urteil ist ein kleiner, aber bedeutender Schlag gegen die Kampagne zur Gleichsetzung von Antizionismus und Antisemitismus.

New in Hindi

कश्मीर पर नई दिल्ली का हमला और सांप्रदायिक प्रतिक्रिया, साम्राज्यवाद और युद्ध के खिलाफ लड़ाई

कीथ जोन्स, १० अगस्त २०१९

पिछले सोमवार(5 अगस्त) परमाणु शक्ति सम्पन्न देशों भारत व पाकिस्तान के बीच 70 साल पुरानी सैन्य-रणनीतिक प्रतिद्वंद्विता का केंद्र रहे तथा भारत द्वारा नियंत्रित कश्मीर क्षेत्र के भूभाग से भारतीय हिंदूवादी भारतीय जनता पार्टी (भाजपा) सरकार द्वारा जम्मू-कश्मीर (J& K)की‘अर्द्ध’-स्वायत्तस्थिति को अवैध रूप से समाप्त कर दिया गया।

New in Bengali

কাশ্মীরের ওপর নতুন দিল্লীর আক্রমণও এবং সাম্প্রদায়িক প্রতিক্রিয়া, সাম্রাজ্যবাদ ও যুদ্ধের বিরুদ্ধে লড়াই

কিথ জোন্‌স্‌, ১০ অগাস্ট ২০১৯

গত সোমবার, ভারতের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি) সরকার জম্মু ও কাশ্মীরের বিশেষ, আধা-স্বায়ত্বশাসনের অধিকারকে অবৈধভাবে বাতিল করেছে। এই জম্মু ও কাশ্মীর ভারতের নিয়ন্ত্রণে থাকা কাশ্মীর অঞ্চল, যা গত সাত দশক ধরে পরমাণু শক্তিধর দুই রাষ্ট্র ভারত ও পাকিস্তানের মধ্যে হয়ে চলা সামরিক-কৌশলগত শত্রুতার কেন্দ্রে রয়েছে।

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Perspective

On the 79th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky

21 August 2019

Seventy-nine years after his assassination at the hands of a Stalinist agent, Trotsky remains a towering historical figure with immense contemporary political relevance.

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Free Assange and Manning

Sri Lankan SEP holds “Free Assange” rally and public meeting in Hatton

By our reporters, 21 August 2019

The hour-long morning demonstration won important working-class support in the central province town, which is surrounded by Sri Lanka’s major tea estates.

Julian Assange’s father warns WikiLeaks’ publisher’s health is “declining rapidly” in Belmarsh Prison

By Oscar Grenfell, 20 August 2019

For a worldwide campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

The political crisis in Italy

By Peter Schwarz, 21 August 2019

The problems and tasks facing the international working class as a whole are revealed in Italy as if under a microscope.

The fascist attack on Guardian journalist Owen Jones

By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2019

Police violence the sixth leading cause of death for young men in the US

By Gary Joad and Kate Randall, 20 August 2019

Jean-Luc Mélenchon hails Mexican government as embodiment of “citizens’ revolution”

By Will Morrow, 20 August 2019

German daily defends right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 19 August 2019

American media shuts down the Epstein story

By Patrick Martin, 19 August 2019

Lawyers raise questions after medical examiner declares Epstein committed suicide

Autoworkers Struggles

Detroit to serve as a cheap labor platform
Behind Fiat Chrysler’s $4.5 billion investment in the Motor City

By Kevin Reed, 20 August 2019

Mass layoffs for workers; millions for GM, Ford and Chrysler CEOs

By Andre Damon, 19 August 2019

US farm equipment manufacturer John Deere calls for “organizational efficiency,” threatening jobs

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019

Arts Review

Brian Banks: A false rape accusation and its consequences
Also, Rosie and Angels Are Made of Light

By Joanne Laurier, 21 August 2019

Brian Banks is based on the true story of a black high school football star in Long Beach, California falsely accused of rape at the age of 16. Rosie deals with homelessness in Dublin and Angels Are Made of Light the war in Afghanistan.

German film prize goes to Margarethe von Trotta, director of Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Rosenstrasse (2003)

By Bernd Reinhardt, 19 August 2019

The newest #MeToo atrocity: Opera singer Plácido Domingo comes under attack

By David Walsh, 17 August 2019

Science

New human species discovered in the Philippines

By Frank Gaglioti, 21 August 2019

The latest find adds to our knowledge of the complex evolutionary path of human-like species and fills an important gap in our understanding.

Workers Struggles

Bolivia’s biggest mine and public health sector go on strike

By Andrea Lobo, 20 August 2019

Australian health workers protest assaults on staff

By John Wilson, 17 August 2019

Germany: Plans to break up ThyssenKrupp take shape

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 19 August 2019

The 2020 US Elections

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: #MeToo, McCarthyism and machine politics

By Josh Varlin, 12 August 2019

25 years ago: US Senate approves Clinton crime bill[

On August 25, 1994, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was given final approval by the US Senate after being agreed to by the House.

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50 years ago: Hurricane Camille devastates US Southeast

On August 19-20 Hurricane Camille made its way from the Gulf of Mexico through the southeast US to the state of Virginia, causing an immense loss of life and damage.

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75 years ago: Paris liberated from Nazi occupation

On August 25, 1944, the German military, which had occupied Paris since 1940, surrendered the historic city after a successful offensive of Allied troops and a widespread uprising of the French Resistance.

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100 years ago: Fredrich Ebert becomes first president of the Weimar Republic

On August 21, 1919, German Social-Democratic leader Fredrich Ebert became the first president of the newly established Weimar Republic.

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Socialist Equality Party

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

By David North, 3 August 2019

Featured Report

“It’s not just miners, but all blue-collar workers, like the teachers, who have been mistreated too”
Blackjewel miners in Kentucky vow to continue fight against coal operator

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 August 2019

Kentucky coal miners continue protest as Blackjewel assets auction proceeds

Mehring Books

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

14 August 2019

Mehring Books has just released the new English translation of the second volume of Rogovin’s monumental seven-volume series Was There an Alternative to Stalinism?

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
The Democratic Socialists of America shows its hostility to socialism

By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019

Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Mass protests erupt after Sudan’s military junta guns down school children”

We are publishing in Arabic the article published August 1 on the World Socialist Web Site by Jean Shaoul.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE wins seat in student parliament at Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany

By the IYSSE group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 16 July 2019

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Fund Appeal

International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.