Warnings of New Zealand neo-Nazi attack were ignored

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 20 March 2019

The question must be raised: has the far-right been allowed to operate freely because it enjoys sympathy and support from the police and intelligence agencies in Australia and New Zealand?

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

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

US Supreme Court rules government can indefinitely detain immigrants years after release from criminal custody

By Niles Niemuth, 20 March 2019

The ruling emboldens the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement a free hand to detain any migrant who has served time for an offense.

May asks Brussels for Brexit extension amid worsening political crisis

By Chris Marsden, 20 March 2019

If May’s extension is rejected by Brussels at a summit on Thursday, Brexit is set for March 29, in just nine days.

Corbyn props up May government after more Brexit vote defeats

More on Brexit »

Reports underscore how close India and Pakistan came to all-out war in late February

By Keith Jones, 20 March 2019

Just three weeks ago, India and Pakistan became the first nuclear-armed powers to ever attack each other with warplanes.

Days after coming to the brink of all-out war
India and Pakistan stoke chauvinism, exchange threats

Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi face a humanitarian catastrophe in the wake of Cyclone Idai

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 20 March 2019

Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, reported that more than 1,000 people had been killed by high winds and widespread flooding.

Massive Houston chemical fire burns indefinitely, spreading smoke across Texas

By Trévon Austin, 20 March 2019

With at least seven tanks still ablaze, officials have categorized the situation as “volatile.”

California university workers in one-day strike across the state

By Evelyn Rios, 20 March 2019

Thousands of low-paid workers will strike on Wednesday throughout the University of California’s 10-campus system, the largest public institution of higher learning in the world.

Sacramento, California teachers authorize strike

By Dan Conway, 20 March 2019

The overwhelming strike vote in California’s state capital expresses the militancy of teachers across the country fighting the bipartisan assault on public education.

Ontario government savages public education

By Roger Jordan, 20 March 2019

According to teacher union estimates, the Ford government’s education “reform” will result in the elimination of nearly 10,000 teaching jobs and class sizes of up to 40 students.

New in Russian

Молодые участники глобальных климатических протестов высказываются о капитализме, социализме и научном планировании

От наших корреспондентов, 20 марта 2019 г.

Группы корреспондентов Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта взяли интервью у студентов и учащихся, которые протестовали в разных странах мира, требуя действий в ответ на проблему изменения климата.

New in Turkish

Yeni Zelanda terör saldırısı ve uluslararası faşizm tehlikesi

Tom Peters, 20 Mart 2019

DEUK, faşist güçlerin Almanya’da, Avrupa ve dünya genelinde yükseltilmesine karşı mücadelede, tarihin can alıcı derslerini uygulamaya koyma mücadelesine öncülük etmektedir.

New in French

Gouvernements et médias cherchent à cacher qui est responsable de l'attaque fasciste en Nouvelle-Zélande

James Cogan, 20 mars 2019

La démagogie anti-immigrants a été utilisée par la classe dirigeante internationale pour diviser la classe ouvrière et faire des immigrés les boucs-émissaires de l’inégalité sociale.

Mehring Books lance Why are they Back ? à Londres

Nos correspondants, 20 mars 2019

Le livre Warum sind sie Wieder da? (Why are they Back ?- Pourquoi sont-ils de retour?) de Christoph Vandreier documente la promotion de l'extrême droite en Allemagne et la lutte menée contre elle par le CIQI.

Entretien avec un travailleur de l’auto persécuté en Inde, qui mène la lutte pour la libération de travailleurs piégés:
L’emprisonnement à vie des travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki «vise à encourager les capitalistes à réduire davantage la classe ouvrière à l’esclavage»

nos journalistes, 20 mars 2019

Jitender Dhankhar – un travailleur persécuté de Maruti Suzuki qui mène la lutte pour libérer 13 de ses anciens collègues de l’usine d’assemblage de voitures de Manesar, emprisonnés à vie suite à des accusations mensongères – a accordé une entrevue au World Socialist Web Site.

Le silence coupable sur la détention de Chelsea Manning

Andre Damon, 20 mars 2019

L'emprisonnement de Chelsea Manning s'est heurté au silence des médias de l'establishment, de la presse «libérale», de l'aile «progressiste» du Parti démocrate et de la pseudo-gauche bourgeoise.

Québec: les travailleurs de l’ABI rejettent massivement la dernière offre patronale

Laurent Lafrance, 20 mars 2019

Cet acte de courage des travailleurs au Québec fait partie d’une recrudescence des luttes ouvrières à l’échelle internationale contre les grandes compagnies et l’austérité capitaliste.

New in German

Gewerkschaften
Korruptionsskandal erschüttert United Auto Workers in den USA

Jerry White, 20. März 2019

Norwood Jewell ist der höchste Funktionär der United Auto Workers, der bisher wegen des Korruptionsskandals angeklagt wurde, der die gesamte Organisation erfasst hat.

Regierungen und Medien lenken von Mitschuld an faschistischem Anschlag in Neuseeland ab

James Cogan, 20. März 2019

Die herrschende Klasse überall auf der Welt hat auf migrantenfeindliche Demagogie gesetzt, um die Arbeiterklasse zu spalten und Migranten für die soziale Ungleichheit verantwortlich zu machen.

London: Mehring Books präsentiert „Warum sind sie wieder da?“

unserem Reporter, 20. März 2019

Bei der Vorstellung der englischen Ausgabe von Christoph Vandreiers Buch in London ging es um die Art und Weise, wie die Rechtsextremen in Deutschland hofiert werden, und um den Kampf des IKVI dagegen.

Wie öffentliche Bildung durch staatlich sanktioniertes Profitstreben weltweit demontiert wird

Erika Zimmer, 20. März 2019

Rezension über The State, Business and Education, Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Hrsg.) und Alexandra Draxler (Hrsg.), Wissenschaftsverlag Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. 194 Seiten.

New in Portuguese

Trotsky da Netflix: Uma combinação tóxica de falsificação histórica e antissemitismo

Por David North e Clara Weiss, 20 Março 2019

A Netflix está atualmente exibindo mundialmente a virulenta série antissemita Trotsky, que foi originalmente produzida pelo Estado russo em 2017.

Nova pesquisa mostra que juventude dos EUA apoia cada vez mais o socialismo

Por Trévon Austin, 20 Março 2019

O deslocamento à esquerda entre os jovens é uma consequência direta do fracasso do sistema capitalista, que oferece apenas guerra, austeridade e desastre social.

New in Spanish

Los Gobiernos y los medios de comunicación buscan encubrir la culpa del ataque fascista en Nueva Zelanda

Por James Cogan, 20 marzo 2019

La demagogia antiinmigrante es utilizada por la clase gobernante internacionalmente para dividir a la clase obrera y utilizar a los inmigrantes como chivos expiatorios de la desigualdad social.

El Secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos apunta agresivamente a China

Por Peter Symonds, 20 marzo 2019

El enfoque de Shanahan en China como la principal "amenaza" es paralela a las medidas de guerra comercial del gobierno de Trump, destinadas a apuntalar el dominio global de los Estados Unidos.

Macron denuncia los movimientos convergentes de los "chalecos amarillos", para Argelia y el clima

Por Alex Lantier, 20 marzo 2019

Cientos de miles de personas participaron en protestas en Francia este fin de semana contra Macron, la dictadura argelina y el cambio climático.

Millones de estudiantes y jóvenes marchan contra el cambio climático

Por Bryan Dyne, 20 marzo 2019

The internationally coordinated protests, the largest in sixteen years, were organized in response to the failure of world governments and the ruling class to do anything to halt global warming.

Mehring Books lanza la edición en inglés de ¿Por qué están de vuelta? en Londres

Por nuestro reportero, 20 marzo 2019

¿Por qué están de vuelta?, por Christoph Vandreier, documenta la promoción de la extrema derecha en Alemania y la lucha del CICI contra esta.

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Perspective

Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism

20 March 2019

Trump hailed the “shared values” between his government and that of a former military officer, who praises the Brazilian military dictatorship that jailed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of workers and students.

Earlier Perspectives »

History

One hundred years since the formation of the Communist International

By Peter Schwarz, 20 March 2019

One hundred years ago this month, from March 2 to March 6, the founding congress of the Third, Communist International took place in Moscow.

UAW Corruption Scandal

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

By Jerry White, 19 March 2019

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

The Fight Against Fascism

London’s Foyles Bookshop: Attendees discuss UK launch of Why Are They Back?

By our reporters, 20 March 2019

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to attendees at the launch of the English-language edition of  Why Are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany at London’s Foyles bookshop.

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

Arts Review

Captain Marvel: Money, feminism, militarism and previously “independent” filmmakers

By David Walsh, 20 March 2019

The production and release of Captain Marvel, the new science fiction adventure from Marvel and Disney, has a number of remarkable features, but none of them involve the film’s drama, action or characters.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike nears end of first week

Legendary “Wrecking Crew” drummer Hal Blaine dead at 90

By Hiram Lee, 19 March 2019

The Widow: Kate Beckinsale’s journey into African danger

By Joanne Laurier, 18 March 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Abbotsleigh Estate Workers Action Committee and SEP hold powerful conference

By our correspondents, 20 March 2019

Over 100 people participated, including estate workers, workers from a diverse range of trades, students and a delegation from Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged northern province.

Support grows for Sri Lankan plantation workers’ conference

Socialist Equality Party of Germany certified to stand in European elections

By our reporter, 19 March 2019

Socialist Equality Party files lawsuit against German secret service

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

Commentary

Russian Pabloites push for a “broad left” amid growing social discontent, advanced US preparations for regime change

By Clara Weiss, 20 March 2019

The ultimate aim of the Russian Socialist Movement’s proposed “broad left” is to divert the growing social and political opposition within the Russian working class into right-wing channels.

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

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

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

By Shannon Jones, 19 March 2019

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

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 Youth Climate Strike and the fight against global warming

More on climate change »

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

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

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

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 »

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.

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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