Governments and media seek to cover up culpability for fascist attack in New Zealand

By James Cogan, 19 March 2019

Anti-immigrant demagogy has been used by the ruling class internationally to divide the working class and scapegoat migrants for social inequality.

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

“Think of how many lives and families were ruined”
Autoworkers react to new UAW corruption charges

By Marcus Day, 19 March 2019

The announcement of charges against former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell has provoked widespread disgust and anger among workers.

Victimized Indian autoworker and leader of fight to free framed-up workers speaks to WSWS:
Jailing the Maruti Suzuki workers for life “is meant to encourage the capitalists to further enslave the working class”

By our reporters, 18 March 2019

Jitender Dhankhar—a victimized Maruti Suzuki worker and leader of the fight to free the 13 of his former co-workers at the Manesar car assembly plant who have been jailed for life on frame-up charges—has provided the following interview to the World Socialist Web Site.

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

US defence secretary takes aim at China

By Peter Symonds, 19 March 2019

Shanahan’s focus on China as the chief “threat” parallels the Trump administration’s trade war measures, aimed at shoring up US global dominance.

Three killed, five injured in Netherlands shooting

By Will Morrow, 19 March 2019

Before any substantive information came to light, Dutch and European authorities were alleging the shooter was linked to terrorism and religious extremism.

Trump administration expands leasing for oil, gas, coal extraction

By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2019

The latest assault on the environment took place on the day of worldwide protests over climate change.

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

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

Australian government targets China in new “foreign influence” register

By Mike Head, 19 March 2019

More than 700 political parties, universities, lobbying firms, media companies and politicians have been warned of serious legal consequences if they fail to register.

Hungary hit by strikes in public sector and auto industry

By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2019

Nearly 10,000 public sector employees went on strike in Hungary last Thursday, protesting poverty wages and government policy.

Germany: 3,000 Bosch workers protest in Stuttgart against job cuts

By K. Nesan, 19 March 2019

The Bosch company is using the introduction of electric-powered autos to press ahead with the biggest job cuts in its history.

Volkswagen announces thousands of layoffs

“Yellow vest” protesters support revolutionary movement in Algeria

By our reporters, 19 March 2019

At protests coinciding with the end of Macron’s fraudulent “grand debate,” “yellow vests” supported the developing struggle by Algerian workers and youth.

Macron denounces growing wave of protests in France

Grocery workers in Colorado vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike action

By Jesica Goldstein, 19 March 2019

The strike authorization vote covering over 12,000 grocery workers at King Soopers and City Market stores is an expression of the mounting class struggle beginning to erupt across the United States.

Thousands of US Stop & Shop workers in New England vote for strike action

New in Spanish

El atentado terrorista en Nueva Zelanda y el peligro internacional del fascismo

Tom Peters, 19 marzo 2019

El atacante preparó y llevó a cabo la atrocidad terrorista en nombre de una red internacional de fascistas y supremacistas blancos.

El salario medio de un Gerente General (CEO) en los Estados Unidos supera el $1 millón al mes

Patrick Martin, 19 marzo

Los ataques a los trabajadores están dando sus frutos para los jefes de Ford, Boeing, Blue Cross Blue Shield y otras corporaciones gigantescas.

El silencio culpable sobre el encarcelamiento de Chelsea Manning

Andre Damon, 19 marzo

El encarcelamiento de Chelsea Manning ha sido recibido con silencio en los medios de comunicación del establecimiento, la prensa "liberal", el ala "progresista" del Partido Demócrata y la pseudoizquierda de clase media.

New in French

En opposant son veto au projet de loi visant à annuler l'urgence nationale, Trump lance un appel fasciste

Barry Grey, 19 mars 2019

Trump cherche à établir un régime autoritaire en dehors des voies constitutionnelles et politiques normales et largement indépendant des deux partis traditionnels de la grande entreprise.

L'attentat terroriste de Nouvelle-Zélande et le danger international du fascisme

Tom Peters, 19 mars 2019

L’assassin a préparé et commis cette atrocité terroriste pour le compte d’un réseau international de fascistes et suprémacistes blancs.

Le gouvernement allemand veut son propre porte-avions

Johannes Stern, 19 mars 2019

Les plans militaires et de réarmement de l’actuelle grande coalition en Allemagne ne laissent aucun doute sur le fait que la classe dirigeante se prépare une fois de plus à une guerre à grande échelle.

Lancement à Londres de « Why are they Back ? »

Nos correspondants, 19 mars 2019

Environ 150 personnes, dont des travailleurs, des étudiants et des professionnels, ont entendu les discours de Christoph Vandreier, vice-président du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Allemagne), et de David North, président du Comité de rédaction international du World Socialist Web Site.

Libérez les Treize de Maruti Suzuki!
Il y a deux ans, un tribunal indien condamna ces travailleurs de l’automobile à la prison à vie dans une monstrueuse machination judiciaire

Keith Jones, 19 mars 2019

Les treize ouvriers de Maruti Suzuki sont des prisonniers de la guerre des classes ; ils ont déjà dû endurer six ans et demi de cauchemar dans le système pénal indien.

Le Canada de plus en plus impliqué dans la tentative de coup d'État américain au Venezuela

Laurent Lafrance, 19 mars 2019

Comme son partenaire américain, l'impérialisme canadien convoite les vastes ressources pétrolières du Venezuela et est déterminé à empêcher la Russie, la Chine et d'autres «rivaux stratégiques» d'étendre leur influence en Amérique latine.

New in German

Der Terroranschlag in Neuseeland und die internationale Gefahr des Faschismus

Tom Peters, 19. März 2019

Der Täter beging den grausamen Terroranschlag im Namen eines internationalen Netzwerks von Faschisten und Rassisten.

Macron verurteilt wachsende Protestwelle in Frankreich

Alex Lantier, 19. März 2019

Am Wochenende nahmen in Frankreich Hunderttausende an Demonstrationen gegen Macron, die Diktatur in Algerien und den Klimawandel teil.

Neue Angriffe auf Flüchtlinge

Marianne Arens, 19. März 2019

Die Große Koalition will mit einer weiteren Gesetzesverschärfung immer mehr Asylbewerber in den Erstaufnahmeeinrichtungen dauerhaft festhalten.

Stahlindustrie: IG Metall vereinbart Reallohnkürzungen

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 19. März 2019

Die IG Metall hat am Wochenende für die Beschäftigten der nordwestdeutschen Stahlindustrie eine Senkung des Reallohns sowie einen 26-monatigen Streikverzicht vereinbart.

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Perspective

UAW corruption scandal expands to Vice President Norwood Jewell, who rammed through 2015 sellout

19 March 2019

Norwood Jewell is the highest United Auto Workers official to be indicted to date in the corruption scandal engulfing the entire organization.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

Mehring Books launches English-language edition of Why Are They Back? in London

By our reporter, 19 March 2019

Why Are They Back? by Christoph Vandreier documents the promotion of the extreme right in Germany and the ICFI’s struggle against it.

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party of Germany certified to stand in European elections

By our reporter, 19 March 2019

The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party), German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, will appear on the ballot throughout Germany in the May 26 European elections.

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

Support grows for Sri Lankan plantation workers’ conference

By our correspondents, 16 March 2019

Commentary

Trump presses UAW to impose immediate concessions in bid to reopen Lordstown GM plant

By Shannon Jones, 19 March 2019

In an exchange of tweets between Trump, General Motors and UAW officials over the weekend, the billionaire president called for reopening the UAW contract to “save” the Lordstown plant.

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

Workers and residents denounce GM Lordstown closure

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Median CEO pay in US tops $1 million a month

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2019

Israel mounts savage air bombardment on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 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

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

Science

Ocean degradation accelerated by global warming

By Henry Allan, 19 March 2019

The decline in oceanic oxygen caused by climate change is at least as dangerous to marine life as ocean acidification.

The Youth Climate Strike and the fight against global warming

The fallacies and evasions of the Green New Deal

Thousands of New Zealand students join climate change protests

More voices from the Australian climate strike

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

More on climate change »

Arts Review

Legendary “Wrecking Crew” drummer Hal Blaine dead at 90

By Hiram Lee, 19 March 2019

Drummer Hal Blaine died March 11, one month past his 90th birthday. Blaine was an incredibly prolific studio musician who appeared on countless recordings during the 1960s and 1970s.

The Widow: Kate Beckinsale’s journey into African danger

By Joanne Laurier, 18 March 2019

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

Free Assange and Manning!

The guilty silence over the jailing of Chelsea Manning

By Andre Damon, 18 March 2019

“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

Free Chelsea Manning!

By Andre Damon, 11 March 2019

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

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

By Valery Tsekov, 18 March 2019

Obesity-related cancers rise among US millennials

By Alex Johnson, 18 March 2019

Right-wing campaign targets student critics of Chelsea Clinton

By Josh Varlin, 18 March 2019

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

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

Workers Struggles

Striking Salta, Argentina teachers mobilize against their union
Workers Struggles: The Americas

19 March 2019

Thousands of striking teachers in Salta protested against their union after rejecting a wage deal negotiated behind their backs

Nationwide strike by primary school educators in the Netherlands

By Harm Zonderland, 18 March 2019

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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