Median CEO pay in US tops $1 million a month

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2019

Attacks on workers are paying off for the bosses at Ford, Boeing, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other giant corporations.

Nationwide strike by primary school educators in the Netherlands

By Harm Zonderland, 18 March 2019

The militant struggle of teachers in the Netherlands is part of an international strike wave among educators spanning five continents.

Free the Maruti Suzuki Thirteen!
Two years since Indian court condemned autoworkers to life-in-prison in monstrous frame-up

By Keith Jones, 18 March 2019

The Maruti Suzuki 13 are class war prisoners, who have already had to endure six and a half years in the nightmare that is India’s penal system.

No training for pilots on new automated system
Boeing, FAA, pilots unions complicit in rushing doomed jets into service

By Trévon Austin, 18 March 2019

Southwest pilots union official: “They were building the airplane and still designing it.”

Federal Aviation Administration accused of colluding with Boeing in wake of 737 crashes

Millions of American youth attend schools with police but no support staff

By Valery Tsekov, 18 March 2019

The “Cops and No Counselors” report released last week by the ACLU reveals the decay of American public schools and the growing militarization of society.

Obesity-related cancers rise among US millennials

By Alex Johnson, 18 March 2019

One of the principal factors contributing to the rise in obesity rates among American adults is the lack of access to healthful foods among low-income and rural populations.

Macron denounces growing wave of protests in France

By Alex Lantier, 18 March 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in demonstrations in France this weekend: against Macron, the Algerian dictatorship, and climate change.

German government wants its own aircraft carrier

By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2019

The current German grand coalition’s military and rearmament plans leave no doubt that the ruling class is preparing once again for large-scale warfare.

Thousands of New Zealand students join climate change protests

By our reporters, 18 March 2019

Students defied pressure from school principals and the media to join climate strike walkouts on Friday in cities across New Zealand.

More voices from the Australian climate strike

By our reporters, 18 March 2019

“We have people in power, not just the government, but massive corporations, who are about profit and power.”

Tens of thousands of Australian students join climate strike protest

Voices from UK climate change protests
“Climate change is a class question—we need socialism”

By our reporters, 18 March 2019

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of the demonstrators attending last Friday’s climate change protests in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Bournemouth.

Millions of students and youth march against climate change

The Youth Climate Strike and the fight against global warming

The fallacies and evasions of the Green New Deal

More on climate change »

Protesters speak out at UN Anti-Racist Day rally in London

By our reporters, 18 March 2019

The United Nations Anti-Racism Day march was held just hours after fascist terrorists murdered 50 people at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Australian royal commission into aged care begins second hearing

By Clare Bruderlin, 18 March 2019

Government cost-cutting has led to chronic under-staffing and poor care, particularly in facilities run for profit.

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Fascist-terrorister drepte 49 i Christchurch på New Zealand

Tom Peters og John Braddock, 18. mars 2019

Angrepet er resultat av fremveksten av ytrehøyre fascistiske nettverk som har utviklet seg rundt om i verden, med statsapparatets medvirkning.

Antisemittisk propaganda distribuert ved det polske parlament, og regjeringen driver heksejakt på Holocaust-historikere

Clara Weiss, 18. mars 2019

Den polske regjeringen er engasjert i en uforlignelig heksejakt på Holocaust-historikere og promoteringen av antisemittisme.

Millioner av skoleelever og ungdommer demonstrerte mot klimaendring

Bryan Dyne, 18. mars 2019

De internasjonalt koordinerte protestene, de største på seksten år, ble organisert som en respons på verdens regjeringers og styringsklassens mangel på tiltak for å bremse global oppvarming.

Over en million protesterer mot forlengelsen av Bouteflikas periode i Algerie

Will Morrow, 18. mars 2019

Rapporter viser at demonstrasjonene var enda større enn forrige fradag, da mer enn én million mennesker protesterte bare i Alger.

Med sitt veto mot lovforslaget som avviser den nasjonale nødssituasjonen kommer Trump med en fascistappell

Barry Grey, 18. mars 2019

Trump søker å etablere et autoritært regime utenfor de vanlige konstitusjonelle og politiske kanalene, og i stor grad uavhengig av begge de tradisjonelle big-business-partiene.

Sosialistisk Arbeiderparti forsøker å avspore bevegelsen mot det algeriske regimet

Will Morrow og Alex Lantier, 18. mars 2019

Algeries Sosialistiske Arbeiderparti forsøker å knytte protestene til de diskrediterte borgerlige partiene, og blokkere arbeiderklassens revolusjonære utfordring av regimet.

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Al vetar el proyecto de ley que anularía la emergencia nacional, Trump hace llamado fascistizante

Barry Grey, 18 marzo 2019

Trump está buscando establecer el régimen autoritario fuera de los canales constitucionales y políticos normales y en gran parte independientes de ambos partidos tradicionales.

Los ataques a Green Book y la infección racialista de la clase media acomodada

David Walsh, 18 marzo

La decisión de otorgar el Óscar a mejor película a Green Book: una amistad sin fronteras (dirigida por Peter Farrelly) en los premios de la Academia del 24 de febrero desencadenó una respuesta furiosa en los medios de comunicación estadounidenses.

Terroristas fascistas asesinan a 49 personas en Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

Tom Peters y John Braddock, 18 marzo

El ataque es el resultado del surgimiento de redes ultraderechistas y fascistizantes en todo el mundo con la colusión del aparato estatal.

El Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores busca descarrilar el movimiento contra el régimen argelino

Will Morrow y Alex Lantier, 18 marzo

El Partido Socialista de los Trabajadores busca vincular las protestas a los partidos burgueses desacreditados y bloquear un desafío revolucionario de clase obrera al régimen.

La huelga de los docentes argentinos

Rafael Azul, 18 marzo

El paro de tres días este año, como el de dos días y las movilizaciones en 2018, no obtuvieron aumentos salariales para compensar la inflación.

La unión del militarismo, las grandes empresas y el mundo académico en el norte de Virginia

Nick Barrickman, 18 marzo

La integración del imperialismo estadounidense, el mundo académico y las corporaciones estadounidenses increpan la necesidad de expropiar compañías masivas como Amazon y colocarlas bajo el control democrático.

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Trump legt Veto gegen Aufhebung des nationalen Notstands ein und appelliert an faschistische Kräfte

Barry Grey, 18. März 2019

Trump versucht, außerhalb der normalen verfassungsmäßigen und politischen Kanäle und weitgehend unabhängig von beiden traditionellen Big-Business-Parteien ein autoritäres Regime zu errichten.

Christchurch, Neuseeland: 49 Tote bei faschistischem Terroranschlag

Tom Peters and John Braddock, 18. März 2019

Der Anschlag ist das Ergebnis der weltweiten Ausbreitung rechtsextremer faschistischer Netzwerke mit Duldung der Staatsapparate.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei zur Europawahl zugelassen

Von unserem Reporter, 18. März 2019

Von 41 zugelassenen Parteien vertritt die SGP als einzige ein sozialistisches Programm.

100 Jahre seit der Gründung der Kommunistischen Internationale

Peter Schwarz, 18. März 2019

Vor 100 Jahren, vom 2. bis 6. März 1919, tagte in Moskau der Gründungskongress der Dritten, Kommunistischen Internationale.

Millionen von Schülern und Jugendlichen demonstrieren gegen den Klimawandel

Bryan Dyne, 18. März 2019

Die international koordinierten Proteste waren die größten seit sechzehn Jahren. Sie sind eine Antwort auf das Versagen der Regierungen und der herrschenden Klasse im Umgang mit der globalen Erwärmung.

Klimaproteste: Was Jugendliche über Kapitalismus, Sozialismus und Wissenschaft denken

unseren Reportern, 18. März 2019

Vergangenen Freitag demonstrierten Schüler und Jugendliche auf der ganzen Welt gegen den Klimawandel. Hier einige Stimmen aus Großbritannien, Frankreich, Deutschland, USA und Kanada.

Mehring Books auf der Londoner Buchmesse

unseren Reportern, 18. März 2019

Der Stand von Mehring Books stieß in London auf großes Interesse. Der Verlag konzentriert sich im Wesentlichen auf das trotzkistische Erbe und grundlegende historische Fragen.

Nach Protest gegen Verfassungsschutz: Bußgelder gegen Musikgruppe „Lebenslaute“

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 18. März 2019

Am 20. August letzten Jahres hatte die Gruppe „Lebenslaute“ in Köln mit klassischer Musik gegen den Verfassungsschutz protestiert. Nun sind gegen zwanzig von ihnen Bußgelder verhängt worden.

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Perspective

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

18 March 2019

The gunman prepared and carried out the terrorist atrocity on behalf of an international network of fascists and white supremacists.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

English-language edition of Why are they Back? launched in London

By our reporter, 18 March 2019

Around 150 people, including workers, students and professionals, heard speeches from Christoph Vandreier, deputy chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), and David North, chairperson of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board.

Mehring Books exhibits at London Book Fair

Socialist Equality Party April meeting series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it”
Christoph Vandreier, German Trotskyist and prominent opponent of fascism, to speak in US

By our reporters, 5 March 2019

Anti-Semitic propaganda distributed at Polish parliament as government witch-hunts Holocaust historians

By Clara Weiss, 16 March 2019

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Updated: Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference

ISO and DSA bar Socialist Equality Party panel on the fight against fascism from upcoming Historical Materialism conference

Free Assange and Manning!

The guilty silence over the jailing of Chelsea Manning

By Andre Damon, 18 March 2019

The jailing of Chelsea Manning has been met with silence in the establishment media, the “liberal” press, the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party, and the middle-class pseudo-left.

“Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange now!”
Support continues to pour in for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 16 March 2019

IYSSE holds rally at University of Michigan to defend Chelsea Manning

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at University of Michigan, 14 March 2019

Students and youth across the US demand freedom for Chelsea Manning

Free Chelsea Manning!

By Andre Damon, 11 March 2019

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Right-wing campaign targets student critics of Chelsea Clinton

By Josh Varlin, 18 March 2019

Two New York University students who confronted Chelsea Clinton have been piled upon by Donald Trump, Jr., Bill de Blasio and a significant portion of the international media.

New York University student paper joins in “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt against critics of Israel

By Josh Varlin and Sandy English, 13 March 2019

Cambridge University’s planned involvement with military propaganda programme exposed

New poll shows American youth are increasingly supportive of socialism

Arts Review

The Widow: Kate Beckinsale’s journey into African danger

By Joanne Laurier, 18 March 2019

Amazon Video and British ITV’s new eight-episode series is a political thriller set primarily in the war-torn and impoverished Democratic Republic of Congo.

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
German films: Economic and social tensions on the rise

By Bernd Reinhardt, 16 March 2019

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya: A satire from Macedonia “between anger and melancholy”

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Slave labour and new forms of capitalist exploitation in the 21st century

Lady J (Mademoiselle de Joncquières): A scorned woman takes revenge, or attempts to

By David Walsh, 15 March 2019

What lies behind the campaign against famed conductor Daniel Barenboim?

By Clara Weiss, 12 March 2019

Commentary

In vetoing bill to overturn national emergency, Trump makes fascist appeal

By Barry Grey, 16 March 2019

The Beto O’Rourke campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination: “Nothing will come of nothing”

By David Walsh, 16 March 2019

Israel mounts savage air bombardment on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 16 March 2019

Corbyn props up May government after more Brexit vote defeats

By Robert Stevens, 16 March 2019

More on Brexit »

Socialist Workers Party seeks to derail movement against Algerian regime

By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 16 March 2019

Over one million protest extension of Bouteflika’s term in Algeria

The working class enters into struggle in Algeria

More on Algeria »

Netflix’s Trotsky: A toxic combination of historical fabrication and blatant anti-Semitism

By David North and Clara Weiss, 8 March 2019

25 years ago: Workers Inquiry into the death of Aboriginal youth Daniel Yock

On March 19, 1994, the Socialist Labor League, Australian section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, held a Workers Inquiry into the Death of Daniel Yock in Brisbane.

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50 years ago: British police and troops stage “invasion” of Anguilla

On March 18, 1969, England sent just under 300 paratroopers and special police forces to the small Caribbean island of Anguilla. The British encountered no resistance and immediately brought the island under their control.

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75 years ago: Nazi troops occupy Hungary

On March 19, 1944, eight German divisions entered Hungary to carry out Operation Margarethe, ordered by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler earlier in the month.

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100 years ago: Soviet republic declared in Hungary

On March 21, 1919, the Hungarian Communist Party, which had recently united with the Social Democratic Party, declared a Soviet republic in Budapest.

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The social crisis in America

Dreams for Change: A San Diego shelter for the vehicular homeless

By Marko Leone and Kevin Martinez, 16 March 2019

Free dental clinic draws hundreds in Nashville, Tennessee

By Warren Duzak and Keisha Gibbs, 14 March 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Support grows for Sri Lankan plantation workers’ conference

By our correspondents, 16 March 2019

Campaign teams hold discussions with workers on estates across the country’s central hill district.

Socialist Equality Party files lawsuit against German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019

The Socialist Equality Party’s lawsuit against Germany’s secret service

SEP meetings launch Tamil edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By our correspondents, 6 March 2019

Workers Struggles

Over 35,000 jute mill workers strike in Bangladesh; 200,000 Sri Lankan teachers and principals walk out for higher pay; Telstra technicians strike in Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 March 2019

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

VW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
Jobs bloodbath in the global auto industry

By Jerry White, 15 March 2019

Auto workers in China face job losses and closures

Volkswagen announces thousands of layoffs

Closure of Brazil Ford plant to destroy up to 27,000 jobs

Workers and residents denounce GM Lordstown closure

By Tim Rivers, 15 March 2019

More demagogy and bluster as UAW bargaining convention adjourns

For joint action of US, Canadian and Mexican workers
Defend the Matamoros workers!

By WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 12 March 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Report details suicide crisis inside Amazon facilities

By E.P. Milligan, 15 March 2019

More on Amazon »

Kohler Company to shut Wisconsin generator plant and eliminate 325 jobs

By Jacob Crosse, 15 March 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike nears end of first week

By Michael Walters and Kristina Betinis, 15 March 2019

SEP in Sri Lanka wins strong support for plantation workers’ conference

By our reporters, 9 March 2019

Demand the unconditional reinstatement of Sri Lankan plantation worker S. Balasubramaniyam!

By M. Thevarajah and W.A. Sunil, 7 March 2019

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

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

History of the ICFI

From the arsenal of Trotskyism
The Political Report by David North to the International Committee of the Fourth International—February 11, 1984

12 February 2019

Thirty-five years ago this week, David North, then the national secretary of the Workers League (predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party), presented at a meeting of the International Committee of the Fourth International a critique of the British Workers Revolutionary Party’s abandonment of key theoretical conceptions and programmatic principles of Trotskyism.

History

How the ruling elite sought to suppress revolution
Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs

By Paul Mitchell, 22 February 2019

Halil Celik, 1961-2018

Halil Celik, a fighter for socialism (1961-2018)

By Peter Schwarz, 1 February 2019

On December 31, 2018, Halil Celik, founder and leader of the group Sosyalist Eşitlik, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died of cancer at the age of 57. This obituary presents an overview of his life.

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

Book Review

Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: The ISO discovers its muse—the CIA

By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018

Rohini Hensman’s book, issued by the International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) Haymarket Books publishing house, is an endorsement of imperialist war.

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