US autoworkers shut down production at GM in nationwide strike

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 16 September 2019

Nearly 50,000 autoworkers have struck the biggest of the US-based automakers in the most significant strike by US industrial workers in decades.

“They’re stealing from us, who have nothing!”
Autoworkers react to UAW betrayal of GM, Ford, Chrysler contract fight

By our reporters, 14 September 2019

The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter encountered widespread opposition among workers to the UAW-company conspiracy in the course of campaigns at auto plants on Saturday.

UAW President Jones, former President Williams identified as co-conspirators in corruption scandal one day before contracts expire

By Tom Hall, 14 September 2019

With only hours to go before the expiration of the auto contract, the current and former presidents of the UAW have been exposed as gangsters and the “union” as a criminal syndicate.

On eve of contract expiration: Vance Pearson, top lieutenant to UAW president Gary Jones, arrested for embezzlement

The struggle of autoworkers against GM, Ford, and Chrysler requires a global strategy

US autoworkers want all out strike as contract deadline approaches at GM, Ford and Chrysler

By Shannon Jones, 14 September 2019

As the contract deadline for 158,000 autoworkers nears its expiration this weekend, workers at the Detroit automakers say they are ready to walk out to win back decades of concessions.

Hundreds of autoworkers discuss contract fight with GM, Ford and Chrysler in online meeting

UAW threatens workers with starvation strike pay as contract deadline at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler looms

More on autoworkers struggles »

British judge jails Assange indefinitely, despite end of prison sentence

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 September 2019

The ruling, which confines Assange to prison indefinitely, is the latest in a series of attacks on his legal and democratic rights by the British judiciary.

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

French transit workers strike against attack on pensions

By Will Morrow, 14 September 2019

The trade unions are seeking to prevent any struggle against Macron’s attack through a series of isolated one-day actions over the next month.

Defending pensions against Macron requires an international political strategy

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2019

The way forward to defend pensions and oppose the well-advanced drive towards fascistic police state rule is to turn to the international working class.

Fascistic elements in Republican Party threaten Democrats O’Rourke and Ocasio-Cortez

By Matthew Taylor, 14 September 2019

Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.

Ohio jury acquits young woman on murder charges in baby’s death

By Casey Gold, 14 September 2019

The jury’s verdict comes as a rejection of barbaric laws and the common practice of prosecutors excessively charging individuals for what amounts to non-criminal behavior.

No letup in Trump’s war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody

By Kevin Martinez, 14 September 2019

The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.

Leaked document reveals state spying
FBI targets groups opposing Trump’s concentration camps as “Extremists”

The bipartisan attack on the right to asylum

More on North American immigrant issues »

Two workers crushed to death at Michigan granite supplier

By Kathleen Martin, 14 September 2019

The fire department immediately shut down the Stone Warehouse shop after the accident for multiple safety violations.

Boston transit system limps along as MBTA carries out disruptive repairs

By Andrew Timon, 14 September 2019

After five train derailments so far this year—and an astounding 43 from 2014 to 2018—along with mass delays and commuter outrage over fare hikes, the MBTA is in crisis mode.

Labour Party revokes Electronic Intifada journalist’s press pass in bid to suppress left-wing criticism

By Jean Shaoul, 14 September 2019

Labour’s censorship of Electronic Intifada is bound up with the Labour right’s efforts to silence critics of its slanderous witch-hunt of party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s left-wing supporters.

Billionaire Duke of Westminster carrying out social cleansing of working class residents in London

By Charles Hixson, 14 September 2019

Of the 141 people being evicted, eight are disabled, with some having lived in the blocks for as long as 40 years.

Fire destroys another residential tower block in London

Russia, Ukraine carry out high-profile prisoner exchange

By Jason Melanovski, 14 September 2019

The prisoner exchange was strongly backed by France and Germany with media reports suggesting that French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, played a central role.

IG Metall plays treacherous role in the Riva steelworkers strike

By Marianne Arens, 14 September 2019

The allies of striking Riva workers are not union officials but workers across Germany and internationally that are facing similar attacks.

New Zealand opposition National Party attacked over relations with China

By John Braddock, 14 September 2019

The campaign by the Labour Party-led government and its supporters against “Chinese influence” is part of escalating preparations for a US-led war in the Pacific.

Sri Lanka: Tamil People’s Council calls rally to stir up Tamil nationalism

By M. Thevarajah, 14 September 2019

The reactionary “Rise up Tamils” campaign aims to divide Sri Lankan workers along ethnic lines as they are coming into struggle against Colombo’s austerity measures.

13 September 2019

UK: “Operation Yellowhammer” details savage austerity and confirms plans for state repression post-Brexit

By Thomas Scripps, 13 September 2019

Scottish court rules Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful

Corbyn addresses Trades Union Congress in a display of cynicism and hypocrisy

The Financial Times lays down the law to Labour’s Corbyn

As Brexit deadline nears
UK government intensifies attack on freedom of movement

More on Brexit »

Fascism and militarism characterise debate in the German Bundestag

By Johannes Stern, 13 September 2019

German Christian Democrats, Social Democrats, Greens negotiating right-wing coalition agreement in Saxony

Former US intelligence officials say Israel spied on the White House

By Kevin Reed, 13 September 2019

Netanyahu pledges to annex Jordan Valley if re-elected

Trump administration and California Democrats conspire to place the homeless in internment camps

By Rafael Azul, 13 September 2019

Trump administration announces plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes

By Benjamin Mateus, 13 September 2019

Wave of anti-immigrant violence strikes South Africa amid deepening economic crisis

By Eddie Haywood, 13 September 2019

Canada’s Liberals spending tens of billions on battleships, warplanes

By Louis Girard, 13 September 2019

Australian election survey refutes myths surrounding Labor Party debacle

By Mike Head, 13 September 2019

Australian establishment demands removal of alleged “pro-China” member of parliament

New Zealand police destroyed Pike River mine disaster evidence

By Tom Peters, 13 September 2019

New in Portuguese

A luta dos trabalhadores contra a GM, Ford e Chrysler requer uma estratégia global

Jerry White, 14 Setembro 2019

A poucos dias do vencimento do contrato de 158.000 trabalhadores automotivos dos EUA, os trabalhadores da GM na Coreia do Sul e no México iniciaram suas lutas contra a empresa, reforçando a necessidade de unir os trabalhadores através das fronteiras nacionais.

New in Russian

Кандидаты сталинистов и крайне правых, поддержанные Навальным, добиваются успеха на региональных выборах в России

Клара Вайс, 14 сентября 2019 г.

Западные СМИ отчаянно пытаются скрыть правый характер политических сил, которые добились успехов на выборах в Москве и Хабаровске.

Годовщина терактов 9/11
Антиамериканизм — «антиимпериализм» дураков

Дэвид Норт и Дэвид Уолш, 14 сентября 2019 г.

Есть две Америки — Америка Буша, Клинтона и других мерзавцев, и есть другая Америка — трудящихся. Марксисты всегда отличались от обычных радикалов своей глубокой верой в революционный потенциал американского пролетариата.

New in Turkish

Hong Konglu protestocular: Çin işçi sınıfına yönelin, ABD emperyalizmine değil

Peter Symonds, 14 Eylül 2019

ABD emperyalizmi, demokratik hakları savunmak için değil ama kendi yağmacı ekonomik ve stratejik çıkarlarını ilerletmek için protesto hareketlerini teşvik etme ve onlardan yararlanma konusunda uzun bir sicile sahiptir.

Washington İran’a karşı “azami baskı” kampanyasını tırmandırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 14 Eylül 2019

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri tarafından alınan önlemler, İran’ın 83 milyon kişilik nüfusuna karşı suç oluşturan bir toplu cezalandırma eylemidir.

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi 75.000 İngilizce makaleye ulaştı

Patrick Martin, 14 Eylül 2019

WSWS, burjuva medyada ve küçük burjuva ve sahte sol web sitelerinin yayınlarında hakim olan faydacı izlenimciliğin tersine, günlük gelişmeleri uygun tarihsel bağlamlarının içine yerleştirmektedir.

New York ve Washington terör saldırılarının siyasi kökenleri

David North ve David Walsh, 14 Eylül 2019

11 Eylül kabusunun temellerini atan, ABD’nin izlediği ve egemen seçkinlerin stratejik ve mali çıkarları eliyle yönlendirilen politikalardır.

Otomotiv işçileri UAW’nin komplosuna karşı koymak için taban komiteleri kurmalı

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 14 Eylül 2019

Otomotiv işçilerinin önünde duran acil görev, yozlaşmış Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri (UAW) sendikasından bağımsız bir şekilde örgütlenmek ve otomotiv işçilerine karşı gerçek bir mücadeleye hazırlanmaktır.

Aleksey Navalni Rus Pablocularla birlikte Stalinist RFKP’ye arka çıkıyor

Clara Weiss, 14 Eylül 2019

Bu güçlerin sosyalist bir işçi sınıfı hareketinin ortaya çıkmasına karşı yan yana dizilmesi, oligarşinin ve uşaklarının bir toplumsal mücadele patlaması karşı ileri derecede hazırlık yaptığına ilişkin bir uyarı olarak anlaşılmalıdır.

Medya Roger Waters’ın Assange’ı savunma konserini sansürledi

Oscar Grenfell, 14 Eylül 2019

Başlıca haber kaynaklarının hiçbiri Assange’a destek mitingiyle ilgili kısa bir haber bile yapmamıştır. Bu, olağanüstü bir siyasal sansürden başka bir şey değildir.

New in Norwegian

USAs angrep på retten til asyl, fra begge partier

Eric London, 14. september 2019

Den amerikanske høyesterettsavgjørelsen opphever retten til asyl for hundretusener som flykter fra imperialistkrig og vold.

Pamela Anderson forsvarer Julian Assange: «Journalistikk er ikke en forbrytelse!»

Oscar Grenfell, 14. september 2019

I et intervju med World Socialist Web Site sier skuespiller Pamela Anderson at den fengslede journalisten Julian Assange er «avhengig av oss alle, for at vi redder ham».

Storbritannia: «Operasjon Yellowhammer» detaljerer brutale innstramminger og bekrefter planer for statsrepresjon post-Brexit

Thomas Scripp, 14. september 2019

Dokumentet, som er datert 10 dager etter Johnsons tiltredelse som statsminister, bekrefter at Yellowhammer er det forventede resultat av en no-deal Brexit.

Sør-Afrika rammet av bølge av antiimmigrantvold, samtidig med utdypende økonomisk krise

Eddie Haywood, 14. september 2019

ANC, sammen med andre deler av styringsklassen, har over år spilt en betydelig rolle for oppildning til giftig antiimmigrantbigotteri, og forsøk på å gjøre syndebukker av immigranter som årsak til landets økonomiske elendighet.

New in French

Royaume-Uni: l'opération Yellowhammer détaille l'austérité brutale et confirme les plans de répression étatique pour l'après Brexit

Thomas Scripps, 14 septembre 2019

Le document est daté de 10 jours après la prise de fonctions de Johnson comme Premier ministre, ce qui confirme que Yellowhammer est le scénario prévu en cas de Brexit sans accord.

Le fascisme et le militarisme caractérisent le débat au Bundestag allemand

Johannes Stern, 14 septembre 2019

Alors que l'opposition à la guerre et au fascisme est énorme parmi les travailleurs et les jeunes, même 80 ans après le début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la classe dirigeante revient à ses traditions autoritaires, militaristes et racistes.

Fin de la convention collective chez GM, Ford et Fiat Chrysler: l’UAW menace d’affamer les travailleurs en cas de grève

Tom Hall, 14 septembre 2019

Alors que les travailleurs se préparent à la grève, l’UAW, qui pendant des années a imposé des abandons d’acquis en échange de pots-de-vin des constructeurs, fait tout ce qu’elle peut pour saboter une lutte.

États-Unis: l'attaque bipartite contre le droit d'asile

Eric London, 14 septembre 2019

La décision de la Cour suprême américaine abolit le droit d’asile de centaines de milliers de personnes fuyant la guerre et la violence impérialistes.

A la veille de l'expiration de la convention collective
Vance Pearson, premier lieutenant du président de l’UAW Gary Jones, arrêté pour détournement de fonds

Tom Hall, 14 septembre 2019

Cette arrestation, la dixième à ce jour dans l’enquête du FBI sur la corruption, augmente considérablement la possibilité de poursuites pénales contre Jones.

Visite de la créatrice de mode Vivienne Westwood à Assange: «C’est un combattant de la liberté!»

Oscar Grenfell, 14 septembre 2019

Westwood a déclaré qu’Assange était «un homme innocent» qu’on a «persécuté pendant neuf ans pour avoir dit la vérité».

Avec l'appui des syndicats, les libéraux de Trudeau cherchent à se faire réélire aux élections cet automne

Keith Jones, 14 septembre 2019

Quel que soit le parti ou la combinaison de partis qui formera le gouvernement du Canada après le 21 octobre, ce sera un gouvernement d'austérité, de réaction et de guerre.

Les syndicats de l’éducation en Ontario désarment leurs membres devant les attaques sur leurs emplois et conditions de travail

Roger Jordan, 14 septembre 2019

Les syndicats cherchent à bloquer une grève des enseignants, puisqu’ils craignent qu’elle puisse pousser la classe ouvrière à défier le gouvernement Ford et son programme d’austérité.

New in Spanish

El ataque bipartidista contra el derecho al asilo

Eric London, 14 septiembre 2019

La decisión de la Corte Suprema de EUA anula el derecho al asilo de cientos de miles que escapan las guerras imperialistas y la violencia.

Cientos de trabajadores del automóvil discuten la lucha por el contrato con GM, Ford y Chrysler en una reunión en línea

Marcus Day, 14 septiembre 2019

Más de 300 trabajadores de la industria automotriz asistieron a un acto en línea organizado por el Boletín de los Trabajadores Automotores del WSWS el jueves para discutir una estrategia para la lucha por el contrato en 2019.

El legado de Syriza: cuatro años de austeridad, privatizaciones, militarismo y ataques a refugiados—Segunda parte

Katerina Selin, 14 septiembre 2019

LEl Gobierno de Syriza no eligió su socio de coalición Anel a pesar o, mejor dicho, por su nacionalismo reaccionario, militarismo agresivo y xenofobia.

Estalla el escándalo por la exposición de Público de la complicidad del Estado en el atentado de Barcelona
Tercera parte: Los asuntos de clase planteados por el conocimiento previo por parte del Estado de los atentados islamistas

Alejandro López, 14 septiembre 2019

Las revelaciones del conocimiento previo por parte del Estado del ataque terrorista de Barcelona apuntan a una política de clase contrarrevolucionaria premeditada perseguida por la aristocracia financiera.

Gobierno de Trump y demócratas de California conspiran para enviar personas sin hogar a campos de internamiento

Rafael Azul, 14 septiembre 2019

Los oficiales demócratas y republicanos se reunieron esta semana en Los Ángeles para discutir la remoción de personas sin hogar de la segunda mayor ciudad en EUA.

New in German

USA: Republikaner und Demokraten greifen das Asylrecht an

Eric London, 14. September 2019

Das Oberste Gericht der USA hat eine Entscheidung getroffen, die das Asylrecht außer Kraft setzt. Sie wird hunderttausende Menschen betreffen, die vor imperialistischem Krieg und Gewalt auf der Flucht sind.

Krise der Autoindustrie
IG Metall schließt Pakt mit Konzernchefs und Regierung gegen Arbeiter

Ulrich Rippert, 14. September 2019

Parallel zur Frankfurter Automobilausstellung findet die so genannte „Woche der Industrie“ statt, in der eine Vielzahl von Treffen hochrangiger Regierungsvertreter, Industriebosse und Gewerkschaftsfunktionäre stattfinden.

Hunderte GM-, Ford- und Chrysler-Arbeiter diskutieren online über bevorstehenden Arbeitskampf

Marcus Day, 14. September 2019

Über 300 Autoarbeiter und Beschäftigte von Amazon und anderen Konzernen nahmen am Donnerstagabend an einem Online-Meeting des US-amerikanischen WSWS Autoworker Newsletter teil.

„Operation Yellowhammer“: soziale Angriffe und staatliche Repression nach hartem Brexit

Thomas Scripps, 14. September 2019

In der „Operation Yellowhammer“ werden die Pläne der britischen Regierung für einen harten Brexit beschrieben.

Pamela Anderson verteidigt Julian Assange: „Journalismus ist kein Verbrechen!“

Oscar Grenfell, 14. September 2019

Die Schauspielerin Pamela Anderson erklärte in einem Interview mit der World Socialist Web Site, Julian Assange „ist auf uns alle angewiesen, damit wir ihn retten“.

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The Democratic presidential debate: A million miles from American social reality

14 September 2019

The 10 candidates on the stage in Houston avoided any discussion of the deepening social crisis in America and the growing opposition to social inequality.

Earlier Perspectives »


The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2019

This lecture was delivered by Bill Van Auken, senior writer for the World Socialist Web Site, at the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019.

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2019

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

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 3 September 2019

“1619” and the myth of white unity under slavery
Book review: Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt

By Eric London, 9 September 2019


Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback group covers for Steelworkers’ betrayal of ABI workers

By Félix Gauthier and Richard Dufour, 14 September 2019

Fightback’s miserable apologetics for the union bureaucracy goes hand in hand with its promotion of Quebec nationalism.

The Legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 3

By Katerina Selin, 13 September 2019

The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 2

The legacy of Syriza: Four years of austerity, privatizations, militarism and attacks on refugees—Part 1

US study shows: Poverty and social inequality are killers

By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2019

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part III: The class issues posed by state foreknowledge of Islamist attacks

By Alejandro López, 12 September 2019

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part II: The Barcelona daily La Vanguardia tries to discredit Público

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part I: Podemos and the Catalan nationalists cover for Spanish intelligence

Trump fires Bolton as national security advisor

By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2019

New York Times: Main source for anti-Russia campaign may have been a “double agent”

By Andre Damon, 11 September 2019

Democratic Socialists of America launches nationwide campaign for Bernie Sanders

By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2019

Unsubmissive France summer school promotes Islamophobia

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 12 September 2019

Hong Kong protesters: Turn to the Chinese working class, not US imperialism

By Peter Symonds, 9 September 2019

Workers Struggles

Jammu & Kashmir power workers demand outstanding salaries; Pakistan tourism workers oppose job cuts
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

14 September 2019

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

Sri Lankan university workers continue indefinite strike

By W. A. Sunil, 12 September 2019

Two-day strike by 4,000 British Airways pilots concludes

By Will Morrow, 12 September 2019

Ontario education unions disarm teachers, support staff facing attack on jobs and conditions

By Roger Jordan, 11 September 2019

On the anniversary of 9/11

The World Socialist Web Site has an unparalleled record of articles and commentary on the terrorist attacks of September 11, their origins and political consequences. In the 18 years since, the perspective advanced by the WSWS since the day of the attack has been entirely confirmed—a vindication of the power of Marxist analysis and principled politics.

The two articles below were published by the WSWS in the days following the attacks.

The political roots of the terror attack on New York and Washington

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 12 September 2001

Anti-Americanism: The “anti-imperialism” of fools

By David North and David Walsh, 22 September 2001

Free Assange and Manning

Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange: “Journalism is not a crime!”

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 September 2019

Pamela Anderson defends Assange, challenges McCain’s daughter on US TV

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood visits Assange: “He’s a freedom fighter!”

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 September 2019

India: Kolkata students and workers demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By Ritwik Mitter and Arun Kumar, 11 September 2019

Peter Greste’s panel discussion in Sydney: Support for censorship and throwing Assange to the wolves

By James Cogan, 7 September 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Official Secrets: A whistleblower attempts to prevent the Iraq War

By Tim Avery, 13 September 2019

Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Part 1
Paris Stalingrad: The plight of refugees in the French capital, once “one of the best cities”

By David Walsh, 11 September 2019

An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: “It’s not a film about refugees, it’s a film about human beings”

By David Walsh, 11 September 2019

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Sandy English, 7 September 2019


Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet

By Bryan Dyne, 13 September 2019

Autoworkers struggles

As union prepares sell-out of their struggle
Unifor President Jerry Dias addresses Nemak workers in Windsor

By Carl Bronski, 13 September 2019

With union support, Trudeau’s big business Liberals vie for re-election in fall vote

How Detroit Democrats handed Fiat-Chrysler $400 million for a new assembly plant

By Kevin Reed, 11 September 2019

“It would be great for workers from different countries to band together”
GM Detroit-Hamtramck workers determined to fight as auto contract deadline approaches

UAW apologists try to cover up corruption scandal

By Jerry White, 10 September 2019

Countdown to contract fight: In final week before contract expires, autoworkers gear up for struggle against companies and UAW

By Tom Hall, 9 September 2019

UAW to autoworkers: We won’t tell you anything, but don’t read the World Socialist Web Site

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2019

Autoworkers must form rank-and-file committees to counter UAW conspiracy

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 6 September 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE lecture series in Australia
Seventy years after the Chinese Revolution: How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

9 September 2019

While the revolution vastly transformed international relations and class relations within China, the Communist Party, based on the Stalinist program of “Socialism in One Country,” deformed the newly-created state from the outset.

Socialist Equality Party

Build action committees! Expand the strike!
A socialist perspective for the Sri Lankan university employees’ struggle

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10 September 2019

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 September 2019

German Socialist Equality Party answers legal document from Verfassungsschutz Secret Service

By Peter Schwarz, 28 August 2019

Stop the right-wing conspiracy! Defend the SGP against the Verfassungsschutz secret service!

25 years ago: Castro bows to imperialism on immigration

On September 9, 1994, the Castro and Clinton governments signed an agreement to halt further uncontrolled immigration to the United States from Cuba. The deal marked a further step in the capitulation to imperialism by the bourgeois-nationalist Castro regime.

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50 years ago: US government conducts underground nuclear test in Colorado

On September 10, 1969 the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) set off a nuclear blast as part of research into two different projects, Operation Mandrel and Operation Plowshare.

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75 years ago: Greek resistance fighters defeat Nazi collaborators at battle of Meligalas

On September 15, 1944, partisans of the Greek People’s Liberation Army, the Communist popular resistance movement against the German occupation of the country, defeated security forces that had collaborated with the Nazis in the southwestern town of Meligalas.

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100 years ago: Italian nationalists seize Fiume on Yugoslav coast

On September 12, 1919, an armed detachment led by the proto-fascist poet and aviator Gabriele D’Annunzio took Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia), a city then with a largely Italian-speaking population, disputed by Italy and the newly established state of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia.

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The Causes and Consequences of World War II

By David North, 31 August 2019

Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II

Mehring Books

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

Vadim Rogovin, author of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
In memory of Vadim Z. Rogovin

By David North

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

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

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.