India’s Telangana state government gives fresh ultimatum to 48,000 fired strikers

By Kranti Kumara, 5 November 2019

A call to make the defence of the victimized TSRTC workers the spearhead of a working class counter-offensive against privatization and the casualization of work would resonate across India.

India: Growing support for 48,000 Telangana workers fired for striking

Death toll mounts as Iraqi protests defy repression

By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2019

At least 260 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded since protests against unemployment and social inequality erupted last month.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the forgotten history of Iraq

Iraq in flames

US impeachment inquiry releases first transcripts

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2019

The publication of the testimony of two top State Department officials marks a new stage in the impeachment effort.

Democrats, media silent over identification of CIA “whistleblower”

Comparing two impeachments

No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!

Elizabeth Warren unveils her “Medicare for All” electoral gimmick

By Kate Randall, 5 November 2019

The ruling elite will resist to the end any infringement, however minimal, on its ability to accumulate wealth at the expense of the working class.

Chicago teachers denounce union’s sellout agreement as Bernie Sanders, Democrats claim “victory”

By George Marlowe, 5 November 2019

Despite the official celebration, the CTU’s tentative agreement for a five-year contract entirely accepts the terms set by Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Right-wing politics in a “left” wrapper: Elizabeth Warren’s plan for education

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

By Jerry White, 5 November 2019

Details in the indictment against Jones confidante Edward N. Robinson indicate that the FBI likely has undercover recordings of Jones ordering Robinson to destroy evidence and take the fall for him, according to the Detroit News.

Ford autoworkers denounce tentative deal as corruption scandal engulfs UAW leadership

Ford workers must reject deal patterned on UAW-GM sellout

The GM strike and the global class struggle

More on autoworkers struggles »

United Steelworkers, Asarco announce negotiations to resume, as union prepares sell-out contract

By Jessica Goldstein, 4 November 2019

The announcement of Asarco’s decision to issue backpay for a total of $10 million in bonuses denied to workers is part of a strategy to bait workers into accepting a concessions contract.

Halle, Germany: Government moves to establish a police state after fascist attack

By Gregor Link, 5 November 2019

The government is using the attack as a pretext to further arm the state apparatus and implement long-held plans to spy on journalists and Internet users.

Hamburg senate deploys police against student anti-Nazi protest

Forty-nine Malian soldiers dead in Islamic State attack, as protests grow against French-led war

By Alex Lantier, 5 November 2019

The attack came last Friday on a Malian army outpost at Indelimane, near the border with Niger, as the seventh year of the French-led war in Mali was drawing to a close.

Japanese and South Korean parliamentarians broach talks over trade dispute

By Ben McGrath, 4 November 2019

At the heart of the conflict is not the historical issues, but economic tensions as countries turn toward protectionism and trade war.

Australia: Bullied teachers reveal union complicity in victimisations—Part 2

By Sue Phillips and Erika Zimmer, 5 November 2019

The WSWS and Committee for Public Education discuss the crisis in Australia’s public schools, with the founders of Bullied Teachers Support Network.

Australia: Bullied teachers reveal union complicity in victimisations—Part 1

Bipartisan drive to outlaw protest in Australia

By Mike Head, 5 November 2019

Prime Minister Morrison adopted the fascistic language of US President Donald Trump, accusing climate change demonstrators of “economic sabotage.”

Australian state Labor government spearheads anti-protest laws

4 November 2019

UK: Tens of thousands of university and college staff vote to strike
Ballot follows strike votes by postal workers, railway conductors, airline pilots, NHS staff

By Barry Mason, 4 November 2019

UC Berkeley professors discuss the California wildfires and air quality
“Air pollution is arguably the greatest environmental catastrophe in the world today”

By David Levine, 4 November 2019

PG&E "can tell you what to do and you have to pay them money"
Growing outrage over PG&E role in California fire disaster

Hundreds protest police violence in Brooklyn, New York subway

By Josh Varlin, 4 November 2019

Little Rock teachers set to strike against privatization and segregation threats

By Nancy Hanover, 4 November 2016

Wildcat strike by sanitation workers against CHP administration in Maltepe, Turkey

By Ulas Atesci, 4 November 2019

Right-wing campaign unfolds in Spain for November 10 elections

By Alejandro López, 4 November 2019

Former neo-fascist candidate attacks mosque in French city of Bayonne

By Anthony Torres, 4 November 2019

Why the Sri Lankan Tamil parties appeal to the UNP and SLPP presidential candidates

By Pani Wijesiriwardena--presidential candidate of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 November 2019

Protests erupt after Peruvian government approves controversial Tía María mining project

By Cesar Uco, 4 November 2019

New in Arabic

راديكالية الشبيبة العالمية والنضال من أجل الاشتراكية

٢٩ تشرين الأول أكتوبر ٢٠١٩

في جميع أنحاء العالم ، في بلدان مختلفة ثقافياً مثل الإكوادور ولبنان وفرنسا وألمانيا والولايات المتحدة والعراق وتشيلي وهايتي ، دخل جيل جديد من شباب الطبقة العاملة في ساحة المعركة من النضال الطبقي العالمي.

New in German

US-Präsident mischt sich in britischen Wahlkampf ein
Trump attackiert Corbyn

Laura Tiernan, 4. November 2019

Vor kaum vier Monaten hatte bereits US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo gewarnt, die US-Regierung werde keine Regierung unter Corbyn dulden.

Zweierlei Amtsenthebungsverfahren

Barry Grey und Andre Damon, 4. November 2019

Am Donnerstag fasste das US-Repräsentantenhaus den offiziellen Beschluss, die Untersuchungen für ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Präsident Trump fortzuführen. Im Lichte der Ereignisse, die sich nun in Washington abspielen, lohnt es sich, einen Blick zurück zu werfen auf das Verfahren vor 45 Jahren, das zum Rücktritt des damaligen US-Präsidenten Richard Nixon führte.

Roger Waters im Interview mit RT: „Die USA und Großbritannien versuchen Julian Assange umzubringen“

Kevin Reed, 4. November 2019

Der weltweit bekannte Rockmusiker Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) setzt sich energisch für die Freilassung von Julian Assange ein.

New in Portuguese

Peronismo retorna ao poder na Argentina em meio a enorme revolta social

Andrea Lobo, 2 Novembro 2019 2019

Apesar de sua demagogia populista vazia, Fernández já deixou claro que imporá brutalmente as exigências do capital financeiro.

New in French

La fusion entre le Groupe PSA et Fiat Chrysler laisse présager une nouvelle attaque contre les travailleurs de l'automobile

Shannon Jones, 2 novembre 2019

La création du quatrième plus grand constructeur automobile du monde va intensifier la lutte pour les parts de marchés mondiaux et les profits sur fond de signes croissants de guerre commerciale et de récession.

L'interdiction de la publicité politique sur Twitter: Une nouvelle mesure pour censurer l'Internet

Andre Damon, 2 novembre 2019

La décision de Twitter est une capitulation face aux demandes des démocrates du Congrès et des médias qui demandent aux entreprises technologiques de censurer plus agressivement les déclarations politiques, sous prétexte de «vérification des faits».

New in Spanish

Twitter prohíbe anuncios políticos: otro paso en la censura del internet

Andre Damon, 2 noviembre 2019

El paso de Twitter es una capitulación a las demandas de los legisladores demócratas y la prensa de que las empresas tecnológicas censuren más agresivamente las declaraciones políticas, detrás del disfraz de “verificar su veracidad”.

Cámara de Representantes de EE. UU. vota a favor de investigación de juicio político contra Trump

Patrick Martin, 2 noviembre 2019

La resolución prepara el escenario para la celebración del público de audiencias televisadas y la probable redacción de artículos formales de juicio político en el transcurso del próximo mes.

¡Opónganse a la traición de la huelga de maestros en Chicago!
Líderes sindicales de la CTU se preparan a poner fin a la huelga sin dar a los maestros el derecho de votar sobre el contrato entreguista

el Boletín de los Maestros del WSWS, 2 noviembre 2019

La Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) anunció el jueves que pondrá fin a la huelga de 11 días, la más larga en treinta años, y ordenará a los maestros a trabajar hoy antes de darles el derecho a votar sobre un nuevo contrato.

Trump culpa "influencias extranjeras" por levantamiento masivo en Chile

Bill Van Auken, 2 noviembre 2019

El presidente de Estados Unidos expresó su apoyo al intento del gobierno chileno de "restablecer el orden" después de que se vio obligado a suspender la cumbre de APEC programada en Santiago.

Política de derecha en una envoltura de “izquierda”: el plan de educación de Elizabeth Warren

Nancy Hanover, 2 noviembre 2019

Rondando el tope de las encuestas, la candidata presidencial demócrata Elizabeth Warren sigue su contienda populista de “izquierda” con su nuevo plan de la educación.

New in Norwegian

Den globale ungdomsradikaliseringen og kampen for sosialisme

Eric London, 31. oktober 2019

Den politiske oppvåkningen av historiens mest utdannede, urbaniserte og teknologisk sammenkoblede generasjon er av kritisk strategisk betydning for hele arbeiderklassen.

Storbritannia holder generalvalg den 12. desember

Robert Stevens, 31. oktober 2019

Parlamentsrepresentantene stemte for å avholde det som trolig vil bli det mest uforutsigbare valget i britisk etterkrigshistorie.

Tyskland: Studentparlamentet ved Humboldt Universitet støtter rettssak mot ytrehøyre-professoren Baberowski

Christoph Vandreier, 31. oktober 2019

Den juridiske klagen er et viktig skritt for forsvaret av studentenes ytringsfrihet i møtet med en offensiv fra radikale høyreorienterte krefter innen det akademiske miljø.

Stopp studentrådets sensur av sosialistiske synspunkter ved Universitetet i Leipzig

IYSSE Leipzig, 31. oktober 2019

Studentrådet nektet IYSSE offisiell klubbstatus og påla effektivt sett sensur for venstreorienterte og sosialistiske synspunkter på universitetsområdet.

Ukrainas statsminister opptrer på nynazistisk rock-konsert

Jason Melanovski og Clara Weiss, 31. oktober 2019

Den offentlige fremvisningen av statsministerens bånd til nynazister er en kalkulert trussel mot arbeiderklassen, samtidig med forberedelsene til privatiseringer og de pågående internkampene innen styringselitene over utenrikspolitikken.

New in Turkish

GM grevi ve küresel sınıf mücadelesi

Marcus Day, 23 Ekim 2019

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, GM işçilerini, anlaşmaya “hayır” oyu vermeye, tabandan fabrika komiteleri kurmaya ve grevin kontrolünü sendikanın elinden kendi ellerine almaya çağırıyor.

Katalan milliyetçilerine hapis cezası: İspanyol hükümeti bir polis devleti inşa ediyor

Alex Lantier, 23 Ekim 2019

Katalan milliyetçisi partiler seçimlerde, 135 sandalyeli Katalan meclisinde, kıl payı bir çoğunlukla, 70 sandalye kazandılar.

ABD askerleri Suriye’den Irak’a çekildi

Patrick Martin, 23 Ekim 2019

Pazartesi günü yüzlerce ABD askeri, Suriye sınırından Irak’a geçti. Bu, Başkan Donald Trump’ın Washington’da bir siyasi fırtına koparan çekilme emrinin ilk büyük ölçekli yerine getirilmesiydi.

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Perspective

Washington Post and New York Times incite racist campaign against Chinese-Americans

5 November 2019

The newspapers most closely associated with the Democratic Party and the US intelligence agencies are inciting racially-motivated suspicions of Americans of Chinese ancestry.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Modi’s assault on Kashmir and the Indian working class

By Keith Jones, 5 November 2019

The BJP government has dramatically intensified its across-the-board attack on the democratic rights and social position of the working class.

US Attorney General William Barr and the establishment of religion

By Ed Hightower, 5 November 2019

Barr’s speech last month at Notre Dame was effectively a call for the repudiating the First Amendment and abolishing the separation of church and state.

Twitter’s ban on political advertisement: A new move to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 1 November 2019

The Boeing crashes and the criminalization of American capitalism

Trump’s booing at the World Series makes Democrats and the media nervous

Independent pathologist says evidence shows Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a homicide

Fed guarantees more money for Wall Street as attacks on workers intensify

The global youth radicalization and the fight for socialism

Free Assange and Manning

Julian Assange calls for workers to organise in his defence

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 November 2019

Assange’s appeal for workers to form “blocs” in their workplaces is an important call for the mobilisation of the working class to fight for his freedom.

UN rapporteur Nils Melzer warns: Julian Assange may die in a British prison

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 November 2019

Roger Waters on RT: “The US and UK are trying to kill Julian Assange”

By Kevin Reed, 2 November 2019

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning!

28 October 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 1 November 2019

This is the text of the lecture delivered by Tom Mackaman at the University of Michigan on October 22, 2019 as part of a series on the New York Times' "Project 1619."

An interview with the author of The Free State of Jones
Historian Victoria Bynum on the inaccuracies of the New York Times 1619 Project

By Eric London, 30 October 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

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

History

Britain: 180 years since the Newport Rising—Part 2

By Paul Bond, 5 November 2019

Over weeks of careful preparation, workers were recruited across the Welsh valleys from Tredegar to Pontypool. Some 10,000 workers then marched, arms in hand, on Newport.

Britain: 180 years since the Newport Rising—Part 1

By Paul Bond, 4 November 2019

Alexander Reznik’s Trotsky and Comrades: A false account of the emergence and politics of the Left Opposition

By Clara Weiss, 29 October 2019

Arts Review

Judy: Singer-actress Judy Garland’s sad fate brought to the screen
And Harriet: A film biography of abolitionist Harriet Tubman

By Joanne Laurier, 4 November 2019

100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus art school and movement: “A New Era”

Workers Struggles

Ontario elementary teachers return big majority for strike authorization
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 November 2019

Some 83,000 members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario have given a 98 percent strike authorization vote as talks continue with the provincial government.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s budget: Increased policing and austerity on behalf of the financial aristocracy

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 November 2019

Oppose the betrayal of the Chicago teachers strike!
CTU moves to shut down strike without giving teachers right to vote on sellout contract

The way forward in the Chicago teachers strike
The defense of public education and the fight for socialism

Unifor’s attempt to impose concessions contracts on Saskatchewan workers meeting widespread opposition

By Carl Bronski, 4 November 2019

New wildcat strike paralyzes French rail network

By Alex Lantier, 31 October 2019

GM execs gloat over new UAW contract in call with Wall Street investors

By Jerry White, 30 October 2019

GM fires Flint workers over social media posts during strike

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

GM refuses to rehire victimized Mexican workers who supported US strike

Vote no! Reject UAW misinformation! Elect rank-and-file committees to expand the strike!

More on the GM strike »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Stop the censorship of socialist views by the University of Leipzig student council

By the IYSSE Leipzig, 30 October 2019

Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski

By Christoph Vandreier, 25 October 2019

25 years ago: Republican Party wins control of US House for the first time in 40 years

On November 8, 1994, the Republican Party won majorities in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate in the midterm congressional election, picking up eight seats in the Senate and netting a gain of 54 seats in the House.

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50 years ago: 150,000 General Electric workers continue strike, clash with police

The strike by 150,000 General Electric (GE) workers against the world’s largest electronics company continued into a second week, marked by clashes between strikers and police, the mobilization of the National Guard in several areas, and court injunctions aimed at hamstringing effective picketing.

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75 years ago: Report on conference of Trotskyists in Nazi-occupied Europe

On November 4, 1944, the Militant, the newspaper of the American Socialist Workers Party (SWP), then the US Trotskyist party, reported on a conference held by five European Trotskyist parties in France the previous February. The front-page report was published under the headline, “Inspiring news just received of February meeting in France under Nazi Terror.”

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100 years ago: Palmer Raids begin against US immigrants and socialists

On November 7, 1919, after months of planning, agents of the Bureau of Investigation (later the FBI) and local police began a series of raids on the offices of the Union of Russian Workers in 12 American cities. In New York alone over 200 workers were attested at the Russian People’s House.

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Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Australian and New Zealand students speak after lecture on 70th anniversary of Chinese Revolution

By our reporters, 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

Sri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate addresses meetings in war-ravaged north

By our reporters, 30 October 2019

Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful meeting on India’s Kashmir lockdown

Vote for SEP candidate Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election
Build a socialist movement against imperialist war, austerity and dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 October 2019

Socialist Equality Party holds series of public meetings on “The Socialist Answer to Brexit: For the United Socialist States of Europe”

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 25 October 2019

Eightieth birthday tribute to Sri Lankan Trotskyist Nanda Wickremasinghe

By David North, 26 October 2019

Nanda Wickremasinghe, who turned 80 on October 15, is a founding member of the Sri Lankan section of the ICFI.

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

Obituary

Detroit Democrat John Conyers, long-standing fixture in Congress, dies at 90

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2019

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