Against backdrop of UN General Assembly
Trump to intensify economic war on Iran

By Keith Jones, 25 September 2018

The US sanctions are both manifestly illegal and reckless; under international law, they are tantamount to an act of war.

Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran

Democrats push second round of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

By Eric London, 25 September 2018

The Democrats’ campaign against Kavanaugh aims to bolster their election campaign, silence left-wing criticism of the nominee and eviscerate the presumption of innocence.

Senate Committee to take testimony on sex assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh

The CIA Democrats and the US midterm elections

The Kavanaugh hearing: Sexual allegations fuel the Democratic Party’s right-wing politics

Amid media frenzy, Rosenstein to meet with Trump on Thursday

By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2018

The deputy attorney general, who supervises the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has denied plotting Trump’s removal via the 25th Amendment.

New York Times claims Deputy Attorney General discussed removing Trump

German grand coalition backs secret service head who defended neo-Nazis

By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2018

The decision to retain Hans-Georg Maassen in the interior ministry sends a clear message to the extreme right that it enjoys the full backing of the grand coalition.

Hundreds of neo-Nazis chant anti-Semitic slogans in Dortmund, Germany

“A whiff of 1933”
Sharp rise in far-right attacks in Germany

The fight against fascism in Germany requires a socialist perspective

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Guardian newspaper condemned for publishing “deliberate lies” about Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 25 September 2018

Former British whistleblower Craig Murray linked the newspaper’s allegations directly to the Mueller investigation in the United States.

At conference of British Labour Party
Corbyn and trade unions block deselection of right-wing MPs

By Chris Marsden, 25 September 2018

Anger was generated among Labour Party conference delegates by the rotten compromise stitched up by the National Executive Committee in a two-day meeting prior to the conference.

MI5’s anti-Corbyn campaign and the slandering of Michael Foot

By Chris Marsden, 25 September 2018

What is revealed by the renewed slander campaign against Foot is a dirty plot by the security services to bring down a Labour government, had it won the 1983 general election, that now reads like a dry run for today’s campaign against Corbyn.

Manchester “anti-Semitism” protest
Blairites and Tories share platform calling for Corbyn’s removal

Costa Rican public-sector strike enters third week

By Andrea Lobo, 25 September 2018

The response of the ruling class to a coming economic avalanche has been to prepare the largest economic plundering of the working class in Costa Rican history.

Massachusetts: Lawrence residents speak out on the Columbia Gas explosions

By John Marion, 25 September 2018

What should be basic human rights—safe housing, hot water, and cooking facilities—have been replaced with a militarized force and unsafe appliances.

UN expert advises Sri Lankan government about social impact of austerity measures

By Saman Gunadasa, 25 September 2018

The statements are a warning to the government and international finance capital that the worsening living conditions of the working people in Sri Lanka will produce a social explosion.

Australia: Call for united action blocked at Newcastle university rally

By our correspondent, 25 September 2018

NTEU leaders at the University of Newcastle attempted to physically block a member of the Committee For Public Education (CFPE) from speaking at a campus union meeting.

New in Turkish

İran’daki askeri geçit törenine yönelik saldırıda en az 29 kişi öldürüldü

Keith Jones, 25 Eylül 2018

Tahran, İran’a karşı yıkıcı ekonomik yaptırımları yeniden uygulamaya koyan Washington’ı ve onun Körfez’deki bağımlı devletlerini, saldırıya olanak sağlamakla suçladı.

New in French

Des centaines de néonazis scandent des slogans antisémites à Dortmund, en Allemagne

Ulrich Rippert, 25 septembre 2018

La politique xénophobe d’extrême droite du gouvernement de grande coalition encourage les extrémistes de droite et les néo-fascistes.

Les démocrates de la CIA et les élections américaines de mi-mandat

Patrick Martin, 25 septembre 2018

Alors que les travailleurs cherchent une alternative aux politiques réactionnaires de Trump, ils ne la trouveront pas dans le Parti démocrate.

50ᵉ anniversaire de la fondation du PES (Sri Lanka)
Les leçons de la grande trahison du parti Lanka Sama Samaja

Rohantha De Silva et Vilani Peiris, 25 septembre 2018

C’est le premier d’une série d’articles publiés par le Parti de l’égalité socialiste au Sri Lanka à l’occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de sa fondation en juin 1968.

New in Norwegian

Valgkampanjen i Brasil tilrettelegger for høyreorientert regjering

Miguel Andrade, 25. september 2018

Mens militæret uttrykker sin beredskap for å gripe inn retter PT sin appell til den brasilianske styringsklassen og den internasjonale finanskapitalen.

India kansellerer samtaler med Pakistan og truer med militæraksjoner

Keith Jones, 25. september 2018

Indias hærsjef uttalte at Pakistan burde påføres «smerte», mens han applauderte New Delhis kansellering av utenriksdepartementets samtaler med Islamabad.

New in Spanish

Los demócratas de la CIA y las elecciones legislativas en Estados Unidos

Por Patrick Martin, 25 septiembre 2018

La clase trabajadora busca una alternativa a las políticas reaccionarias del Gobierno de Trump, pero no la encontrará en el Partido Demócrata.

Fahrenheit 11/9—El cineasta Michael Moore se aferra al Partido Demócrata

Por David Walsh, 25 septiembre 2018

A pesar de varias críticas hacia los dirigentes demócratas y la élite liberal estadounidense como un todo, Moore urge a su audiencia a retener —o quizás recuperar— su confianza en el Partido Demócrata.

Beijing cancela negociaciones comerciales con Washington tras sanciones de EUA por compra de armas

Por Nick Beams, 25 septiembre 2018

En la Catedral Nacional se reunieron algunos de los más notorios perpetradores de crímenes de guerra que se remontan a hace más de medio siglo.

Veintinueve muertos en ataque a desfile militar en el suroeste de Irán

Por Keith Jones, 25 septiembre 2018

Teherán acusó a Washington y sus Estados clientelares del golfo Pérsico de facilitar el ataque del sábado.

“He querido contarlo por mucho tiempo. No tengo nada que perder”
Otra abuela sin hogar detalla su pesadilla después de lesionarse trabajando en Amazon

Eric London, 25 septiembre 2018

Tammy Edgar dice que se quedó sin casa después de que se cayó en el trabajo cuando esquivaba una máquina pesada que le brincó de la mesa.

Se debate juicio político contra Macron mientras dimiten más ministros

Por Francis Dubois, 25 septiembre 2018

Dos semanas después de que Macron llamara a un “frente común” de todos sus ministros al inicio del año escolar, los ministros renuncian uno tras otro, poniendo en cuestión la longevidad del Gobierno.

La campaña electoral de Brasil prepara el ascenso de un gobierno de derecha

Por Miguel Andrade, 25 septiembre 2018

Con el ejército expresando su disposición para intervenir, el PT apela a la clase dominante brasileña y al capital financiero internacional.

Refugiados que huyen de la crisis en Venezuela enfrentan pobreza en Perú

Por nuestros reporteros, 25 septiembre 2018

Se estima que desde 2014 cerca de 2,5 millones de venezolanos han huido de su país para escapar de una economía que colapsa.

New in German

Die CIA-Demokraten und die US-Zwischenwahlen

Patrick Martin, 25. September 2018

Arbeiter suchen nach einer Alternative zu der reaktionären Politik der Trump-Regierung. In der Demokratischen Partei werden sie diese allerdings nicht finden.

Große Koalition hält an Maaßen fest

Peter Schwarz, 25. September 2018

Das Festhalten an Maßen ist ein klares Signal an die AfD und all ihre Sympathisanten und Mitglieder im Staatsapparat, dass sie die volle Rückendeckung der Großen Koalition haben.

Niederlande: Streik- und Protestwelle im öffentlichen Dienst

Harm Zonderland und Dietmar Henning, 25. September 2018

In den Niederlanden wächst, ausgehend von Grundschullehrern, der Widerstand gegen die unsoziale Politik der etablierten Parteien und der Gewerkschaften. Wie die Forderungen nach mehr Personal, weniger Arbeitsbelastung und höheren Löhnen erfüllt werden können, wird in den sozialen Netzwerken heiß debattiert.

29 Tote bei Anschlag auf Militärparade im Iran

Keith Jones, 25. September 2018

Teheran wirft Washington und seinen Klientelstaaten am Golf vor, den Anschlag am Samstag ermöglicht zu haben.

Frankreich: Mélenchons Berater begrüßt Wagenknechts Sammlungsbewegung „Aufstehen“

Alex Lantier, 25. September 2018

Djordje Kuzmanovic, Berater von Jean-Luc Mélechon, hat die fremdenfeindliche Linie von „Aufstehen“ gelobt und nahegelegt, dass auch das „Unbeugsame Frankreich“ mit einer solchen Strategie Stimmen gewinnen könnte.

New in Russian

Двадцать лет уходу из жизни марксистского историка и социолога Вадима Роговина

Дэвид Норт, 21 сентября 2018 г.

По случаю двадцатой годовщины смерти Вадима Роговина мы заново публикуем одно из выступлений, посвященных памяти крупнейшего советского и русского марксистского социолога и историка второй половины двадцатого столетия.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Ельцин присваивает себе диктаторские полномочия

21 сентября 2018 г.

21 сентября 1993 года российский президент Борис Ельцин распустил парламент, приостановил действие конституции и присвоил себе диктаторские полномочия, разбив вдребезги претензии на то, что его режим представляет собой развитие «демократии» в России после упразднения СССР.

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Perspective

America’s industrial slaughterhouse

25 September 2018

The unspoken cost of the booming stock market and soaring corporate profits is the wreckage of workers’ lives shattered by workplace deaths and injuries.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

WSWS demands Turkey release Max Zirngast, Hatice Göz and Mithatcan Türetken

By the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 25 September 2018

Zirngast, an Austrian graduate student and journalist, was arrested September 11 together with the two Turkish leftists on trumped-up terrorism charges.

Release the framed-up Istanbul airport workers!
No to pressure and intimidation against the working class!

By the Socialist Equality Group of Turkey, 25 September 2018

Construction workers framed by the government should be released instantly, and their demands for humane and decent working conditions granted.

The New York Times promotes the Democratic Socialists of America

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 September 2018

On Saturday the New York Times featured an article in their online edition headlined with the question: “Are You a Democratic Socialist?”

“History never teaches anyone anything”
Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero’s “refounding” of Fourth International

By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2018

Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.

Arts Review

There was far more to Leonard Bernstein than mere charisma

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2018

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross claims that Bernstein’s legacy is being exaggerated.

Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9—Filmmaker Michael Moore clings to the Democratic Party

By David Walsh, 21 September 2018

History

Vadim Rogovin and the sociology of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 25 September 2018

September 18 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Soviet Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin, the author of a seven-volume series on Stalinism and the Marxist opposition to the Soviet bureaucracy.

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin

By David North, 18 September 2018

On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Vadim Rogovin, we republish two tributes to the greatest Soviet and Russian Marxist sociologist and historian of the second half of the twentieth century.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Oppose Michigan National Guard deployment against operating engineers!

By Niles Niemuth, 25 September 2018

The administration of Governor Snyder is preparing to deploy National Guard troops in a strikebreaking operation against thousands of locked out roadway construction workers.

Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate Niles Niemuth speaks to students and youth at Wayne State University

By Tom Hall, 22 September 2018

Campaign events for Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth
Socialism: What it is and how to fight for it

18 September 2018

Vote for Niles! Fight for Socialism!

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, is fighting for genuine revolutionary socialism for workers and youth in Michigan's 12th district and all around the world. Find out more at Niles2018.com

Share this video widely: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube

Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district website

16 August 2018

Visit our website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

IYSSE

US spy agencies come to Northern Virginia Community College

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NOVA, 25 September 2018

On September 26, NOVA will host a job and internship fair aimed at recruiting college students at its Annandale campus to the CIA, DHS, NSA and FBI.

Growing support for socialism among students across the US

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and take up the fight for socialism!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018

Book review

Dopesick by Beth Macy
Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

By Gary Joad, 25 September 2018

Author Beth Macy paints a searing and heartbreaking portrait of the Appalachian victims of the current opioid epidemic in the United States.

Adam Tooze’s Crashed: The limitations of a Left-liberal historian

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018

The historian Adam Tooze has published a detailed account of the origins and development of the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.

History of the Fourth International

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
The lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal

By Rohantha De Silva and Vilani Peiris, 24 September 2018

This series of articles published by the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka marks the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation in June 1968.

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 September 2018

The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Historic discovery of Left Opposition manuscripts from the early 1930s

Socialist Equality Party

80th anniversary of the Fourth International and 50th anniversary of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
David North to address meetings in Sri Lanka on the lessons of the history and contemporary struggle for socialism

19 September 2018

Understanding the historic fight waged by the Fourth International and the SEP for the revolutionary leadership of the international working class is vital for the emerging class struggles.

Commentary

Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Socialists of America candidate, covers for CIA Democrats

The strange case of Julia Salazar, Democratic Socialists of America candidate for New York Senate

The ouster of New York Review of Books editor Ian Buruma: The #MeToo movement assaults free speech

By David Walsh, 22 September 2018

In an extraordinary act of political censorship, Buruma was forced out this week after he published an article by Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian radio broadcaster accused of sexual misconduct in 2014.

Beijing cancels trade talks with Washington after US sanctions China for weapons purchases

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018

New York Times’ fraudulent “election plot” dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria

By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2018

The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2018

Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin

America: The garrison state

More on US politics »

25 years ago: Earthquake kills 10,000 in western India

A powerful earthquake struck the western Indian state of Maharashtra on September 30, 1993, killing nearly 10,000 people and injuring at least 30,000 more.

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50 years: Filibuster begins against US Supreme Court nominee

On September 25, 1968, Republican Senator Robert P. Griffin of Michigan began a filibuster to block the nomination of Abe Fortas to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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75 years ago: Italian anti-fascist insurrection in Naples

On September 30, 1943, the last German troops retreated from the Italian city of Naples and its surrounding districts after failing to put down an insurrection by the city’s working class.

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100 years ago: Meuse-Argonne offensive begins in France

In what would become the last act of the first World War, British, French and American forces began a massive thrust on September 26, 1918, whose goal was the capture of a major railway hub.

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Workers Struggles

Class struggle escalates in Dominican Republic
Workers Struggles: the Americas

25 September 2018

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

UNITE HERE isolates striking Chicago hotel workers, rams through deal with Marriott

By Marcus Day, 22 September 2018

UAW corruption scandal widens as US workers press for wage increases

By Jerry White, 21 September 2018

“Collectively we are powerful beyond measure”
Kokomo Chrysler workers press for strike action

Growing anger over injury of autoworker in Kokomo, Indiana

More on autoworkers struggles »

As Teamsters pushes for “yes” vote on concessions contract
UPS unveils $1 billion cost-cutting “transformation plan”

By Will Morrow, 15 September 2018

What is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union?

More on the struggle at UPS »

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I’ve been wanting to speak up for a long time. I have nothing to lose”
Another homeless grandmother details nightmarish aftermath of Amazon workplace injury

By Eric London, 21 September 2018

“Amazon thinks I’m a piece of trash on the ground and they’ll walk all over me”
Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia

By Eric London and Zac Corrigan, 3 September 2018

Injured Amazon worker Angela: “If workers controlled Bezos’ billions, nobody would be homeless”

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) spoke to Angela Shelton, an injured worker at the DFW7 Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a number of injured workers have recently been made homeless.

Life under capitalism for an American youth
Injured Texas Wal-Mart worker describes how and why she switched to socialism

By Eric London, 5 September 2018

More on Amazon »

Mehring Books

Mehring Books UK publishes The Heritage We Defend 30th anniversary edition

15 September 2018

The new edition of the foundational 1988 work by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available for order in the UK and Ireland.

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

Public meetings in Australia

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx

6 September 2018

The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.

SEP Australia to livestream meeting in Sydney on the political issues behind the coup against Turnbull

6 September 2018

The meeting on Sunday, September 30 will be addressed by Nick Beams and James Cogan. WSWS readers across Australia and internationally can watch it live or later on the SEP's Facebook page.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

By Eric London, 14 August 2018

This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

On August 21, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Fourth International and the co-leader of the Russian Revolution, died from wounds inflicted the day before by an assassin, the Stalinist GPU agent Ramon Mercader.

Defend Julian Assange!

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

Bringing Julian Assange Home

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.