Macron to deploy French army against “yellow vest” protests

By Anthony Torres, 21 March 2019

This is the first time since the 1954–1962 Algerian war that the army is to be mobilized in policing operations on French soil against the population.

Unanswered questions on French police role in Saturday “yellow vest” clashes

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 21 March 2019

“Yellow vest” protesters support revolutionary movement in Algeria

Far right attacks on UK Muslims following New Zealand massacre

By Paul Mitchell, 21 March 2019

The attacks were preceded by the claim of Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Policing, that “there is no intelligence linking these appalling events in Christchurch to the UK.”

Warnings of New Zealand neo-Nazi attack were ignored

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

On the eve of the presidential elections
Ukrainian far right mobilized in inter-oligarchic infighting

By Jason Melanovski and Clara Weiss, 21 March 2019

Incumbent president Petro Poroshenko currently occupies third place in polls leading up to the March 31 election.

Amid deepening economic and political crisis, Turkey holds local elections

By Ulas Atesci, 21 March 2019

The ruling AKP faces bitter tensions with Washington and Turkey’s other NATO allies and an economic crisis triggered by the Trump administration’s trade war measures.

Thousands hold one-day strike at University of California schools and health systems

By Evelyn Rios, 21 March 2019

Yesterday, thousands of the lowest paid workers struck throughout the University of California’s ten campus system, the largest public higher education institution in the world.

California university workers in one-day strike across the state

Sacramento, California teachers authorize strike

Striking musician: “Art is what makes us human”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians strike in its second week

By Michael Walters, 21 March 2019

As the strike by CSO musicians in opposition to concessions entered week two, the Democratic Party and the trade unions feigned support for the strike.

University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student workers go on strike

By Andy Thompson, 21 March 2019

Graduate student workers walked out Tuesday to demand increases to pay and benefits and a reduction in fees.

Historic flooding across US Midwest leaves thousands homeless, four dead

By Jacob Crosse, 21 March 2019

At least four people have died, thousands remain in emergency shelters or trapped in their homes, and states of emergency have been declared in four states.

Amid scandal and federal investigations, Nashville, Tennessee charter school closes in the middle of the school year

By Zachary Thorton, 21 March 2019

The largely unregulated charter school edu-business industry took another hit with the sudden closure of the scandal-ridden New Vision Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

Massive police presence for trial of cop in murder of Antwon Rose

By Samuel Davidson, 21 March 2019

A massive show of police force is being staged for the trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who killed 17-year-old Woodland High School honor student Antwon Rose last year, shooting him three times in the back.

Officials, media call for school militarization, censorship after mass shooting in Brazilian school

By Miguel Andrade, 21 March 2019

The tragic school shooting has exposed the Brazilian establishment’s indifference to the social distress engulfing wide layers of the population.

Australian state election dominated by alienation and discontent

By Mike Head, 21 March 2019

Years of widening social inequality and deteriorating living conditions have created widespread social disaffection, which finds no voice in the official political setup.

Australia: DP World stevedoring workers set to take industrial action

By Terry Cook, 21 March 2019

Facing deepening competition, DP World is stepping up its drive to slash costs at the expense of its workforce.

New in German

Trump, Bolsonaro und die Gefahr des Faschismus

Patrick Martin, 21. März 2019

Donald Trump hob die „Werte“ hervor, die seine Regierung mit derjenigen des Ex-Offiziers Bolsonaro gemeinsam habe. Dieser lobt die brasilianische Militärdiktatur, die Zehntausende von Arbeitern und Studenten eingesperrt, gefoltert und ermordet hat.

Neuseeland: Warnungen vor Neonazi-Anschlag wurden ignoriert

John Braddock und Tom Peters, 21. März 2019

Es muss die Frage gestellt werden, ob die extreme Rechte ungehindert handeln konnte, weil sie die Sympathie und Unterstützung der australischen und neuseeländischen Polizei und Geheimdienste genießt.

Ford kündigt 5000 Stellenstreichungen in Deutschland an

Marianne Arens, 21. März 2019

Der Konzern ist dabei, mit Hilfe der Gewerkschaften seine Aktivität in ganz Europa massiv abzubauen. IG Metall und Betriebsrat treiben einen Keil zwischen Stammbelegschaft und Arbeiter der Leih-, Fremd- und Zulieferfirmen.

Brandenburg: Die Linke verabschiedet schärferes Polizeigesetz

Gregor Link, 21. März 2019

Die Linkspartei hat am vergangenen Mittwoch im brandenburgische Landtag für ein neues Polizeigesetz gestimmt, das die Voraussetzungen für den Aufbau eines Polizeistaats schafft.

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 Portuguese

A expansão de dez anos do mercado de ações

Por Nick Beams, 21 Março 2019

Na última década, como resultado das políticas do governo dos EUA, das autoridades financeiras e do Federal Reserve dos EUA, trilhões de dólares foram injetados nos mercados financeiros, elevando os índices Dow e S&P 500 em mais de 300%.

Fechamento da fábrica da Ford em São Bernardo destruirá até 27 mil empregos

Por Miguel Andrade, 20 Março 2019

O devastador fechamento expôs claramente a situação econômica no Brasil e ofereceu mais uma oportunidade para os sindicatos espalharem o veneno nacionalista.

New in Spanish

Trump, Bolsonaro y el peligro del fascismo

Por Patrick Martin, 21 marzo 2019

Trump celebró los “valores compartidos” entre su Gobierno y el de un exoficial militar que ha rendido tributo a la dictadura militar brasileña que encarceló, torturó y asesinó a decenas de miles de trabajadores y estudiantes.

Las advertencias del ataque neo-nazi de Nueva Zelanda fueron ignoradas

Por John Braddock y Tom Peters, 21 marzo 2019

Se debe plantear la pregunta: ¿se ha permitido a la extrema derecha operar sin interferencias porque goza de simpatía y conexiones con la policía y las agencias de inteligencia en Australia y Nueva Zelanda.

Sri Lanka: el Comité de Acción de Trabajadores de Abbotsleigh y el PSI celebran una poderosa conferencia

por nuestros corresponsales, 21 marzo 2019

Más de 100 personas participaron, incluidos trabajadores de las haciendas, de diversos oficios, estudiantes y una delegación de la provincia del norte de Sri Lanka devastada por la guerra.

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Perspective

The Boeing disasters: 346 more victims of capitalism

21 March 2019

In the wake of two deadly airplane crashes, it has become clear that Boeing subordinated considerations of safety to the dictates of profit and market share.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

After far-right terror attack, New York Times glorifies New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

By Tom Peters, 21 March 2019

Internationally, the media is covering up the Labour Party-led government’s encouragement of xenophobia and its alliance with the right-wing nationalist, anti-immigrant NZ First Party.

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism

By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2019

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

By our reporters, 20 March 2019

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

By our reporter, 19 March 2019

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

Vandreier is the deputy national secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (SGP) and author of the newly published book, Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany.

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

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Plantation workers demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and for jailed Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondent, 21 March 2019

Last Sunday’s conference in Sri Lanka’s central hills district endorsed resolutions condemning the persecution of Assange, Manning and Maruti-Suzuki workers in India.

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

By our correspondents, 20 March 2019

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

Arts Review

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 8
Increasing pressures on Chinese filmmakers

By Stefan Steinberg, 21 March 2019

In February, the deputy director of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Propaganda Department declared that the country’s filmmakers “must have a clear ideological bottom line and cannot challenge the political system.”

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

By David Walsh, 20 March 2019

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

Commentary

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

By Niles Niemuth, 20 March 2019

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

By Clara Weiss, 20 March 2019

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.

More »

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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