French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters

By Alex Lantier, 23 March 2019

General Bruno Le Ray announced that the rules of engagement for soldiers sent today against the “yellow vests” allow them to “go as far as opening fire.”

Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests

More on the "Yellow Vest" protests in France »

Australian PM seeks to cover up political roots of fascist attack in New Zealand

By Mike Head, 23 March 2019

While the events in Christchurch have come as a shock to many working class people, the record shows that the evolution of an Australian fascist is hardly accidental.

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

Warnings of New Zealand neo-Nazi attack were ignored

The New Zealand terrorist attack and the international danger of fascism

Fall River, Massachusetts: Jewish cemetery vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

By Kate Randall, 23 March 2019

The anti-Semitic incident in Fall River took place just days after the March 15 attack at two Muslim mosques in New Zealand.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers Russia probe inquiry report

By Kevin Reed, 23 March 2019

The report to the US Justice Department late Friday brings to a conclusion the 22-month investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Indiana teachers shot ‘execution style’ with plastic pellets during school shooting drill

By George Marlowe, 23 March 2019

Teachers in Indiana were subject to a violent school shooting drill by law enforcement officials in January which left them bleeding and bruised for weeks.

Mexican government intervenes to end Coca-Cola strike in Matamoros

By Alex González, 23 March 2019

The AMLO administration’s action openly shows that the local, state, federal and court systems are jointly operating on behalf of the corporations and against the workers.

Ford announces 5,000 job cuts in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 23 March 2019

The mass lay-offs are a component of Ford’s global onslaught on jobs known as the Fitness Programme, which aims to eliminate 25,000 jobs around the world.

Unifor announces bogus ‘job saving’ plan as GM moves to close Oshawa plant

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Canada extends military missions in Ukraine and Mideast, allies with Trump in refugee crackdown

By Roger Jordan, 23 March 2019

The Trudeau government’s right-wing, militarist policies underscore yet again the Liberal Party’s role in advancing the predatory interests of Canadian imperialism.

New in Portuguese

Trump, Bolsonaro e o perigo do fascismo

Patrick Martin, 23 Março 2019

Trump saudou os “valores compartilhados” entre seu governo e o do ex-capitão do exército, que elogia a ditadura militar brasileira que prendeu, torturou e assassinou milhares de estudantes e trabalhadores.

O atentado terrorista na Nova Zelândia e o perigo internacional do fascismo

Tom Peters, 23 Março 2019

O atirador preparou e realizou a atrocidade terrorista em nome de uma rede internacional de fascistas e supremacistas brancos.

New in Spanish

Macron despliega ejército francés contra protestas antiausteridad

Alex Lantier, 23 marzo 2019

Tras la colisión mortal de dos aviones ha quedado claro que Boeing subordinó las consideraciones de seguridad a los dictados del lucro y su participación en el mercado.

Histórico desastre humanitario en el sureste de África por ciclón Idai

Niles Niemuth, 23 marzo

La poderosa tormenta ha expuesto trágicamente las graves condiciones sociales y económicas que enfrentan millones en Mozambique, Zimbabue, Malawi y Madagascar.

Documentos secretos del Gobierno recientemente hechos públicos revelan la conspiración estatal contra Chelsea Manning

Kevin Reed, 23 marzo

Documentos secretos del Gobierno recientemente hechos públicos revelan las medidas desesperadas a las que recurrió el Gobierno de Estados Unidos persiguiendo un pretexto legal para procesar a Julian Assange.

New in Norwegian

Boeing-katastrofene: ytterligere 346 ofre for kapitalismen

Bryan Dyne, 22. mars 2019

I kjølvannet av to fatale flyulykker har det blitt klart at Boeing har underordnet sikkerhetshensyn til profittens og markedsandelenes diktater.

Macron skal utplassere den franske hæren mot «gul vest»-protester

Anthony Torres, 22. mars 2019

Dette er første gang siden Algeriekrigen fra 1954 til 1962 at hæren skal mobiliseres for politioperasjoner på fransk jord mot befolkningen.

Ubesvarte spørsmål om fransk politis rolle i «gul vest»-sammenstøt

Anthony Torres og Alex Lantier, 22. mars 2019

Macron-regjeringens eskalering av undertrykking etter lørdagens sammenstøt med...emlagt for at volden var forårsaket av «gul vest»-protesterende. Men Élysée-palasset forsøker å rive istykker retten til å protestere på grunnlag av disse uavklarte begivenhetene, som deler av statsapparatet selv har tilskrevet ytrehøyrekrefter.

Under oppløpet til presidentvalget
Ukrainsk ytrehøyre mobilisert i internslåssing mellom oligarker

Jason Melanovski og Clara Weiss, 22. mars 2019

Sittende president Petro Porosjenko inntar for tiden tredjeplassen på meningsmålingene før valget den 31. mars.

Ett hundre år siden dannelsen av Den kommunistiske internasjonale

Peter Schwarz, 22. mars 2019

For ett hundre år siden denne måneden, fra den 2. til den 6. mars, ble stiftelseskongressen for Den tredje, Den kommunistiske internasjonale avholdt i Moskva.

New in French

En pleine crise économique et politique, la Turquie organise des élections locales

Ulas Atesci, 22 mars 2019

L’AKP au pouvoir est confronté à d’âpres tensions avec Washington et les autres alliés de l’OTAN et à une crise économique déclenchée par les mesures de guerre commerciale de l’administration Trump.

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario s’attaque à l’éducation publique

Roger Jordan, 22 mars 2019

Selon les estimations des syndicats d’enseignants, la «réforme» de l’enseignement du gouvernement Ford entraînera l’élimination de près de 10.000 postes d’enseignants et augmentera la taille des classes jusqu’à 40 élèves.

New in German

Die Boeing-Katastrophen: 346 weitere Opfer des Kapitalismus

Bryan Dyne, 22. März 2019

Nach zwei tödlichen Flugzeugabstürzen ist klar geworden, dass Boeing Sicherheitsaspekte dem Diktat von Gewinn und Marktanteilen untergeordnet hat.

Macron plant Militäreinsatz gegen Gelbwesten-Proteste

Anthony Torres, 22. März 2019

Erstmals seit dem Algerienkrieg von 1954-1962 soll das französische Militär für Polizeieinsätze auf dem eigenen Staatsgebiet gegen die Bevölkerung mobilisiert werden.

Leipziger Buchmesse
Mehring Verlag präsentiert Neuauflage von „Das Erbe, das wir verteidigen“

unseren Korrespondenten, 22. März 2019

David North wird sein Buch am Samstag, den 23. März, persönlich auf der Leipziger Buchmesse vorstellen.

Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei versucht algerische Protestbewegung in die Irre zu führen

Will Morrow und Alex Lantier, 22. März 2019

In Algerien streiken Arbeiter gegen das Regime, und im ganzen Land gehen Millionen Menschen auf die Straße. Die kleinbürgerliche Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei (PST) versucht, die Bewegung gegen die Militärdiktatur in die Irre zu führen.

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.

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Perspective

Twenty years since the US bombing of Yugoslavia

23 March 2019

The imperialist crime was launched by the Clinton administration—with the backing of the pseudo-left—under the hypocritical banner of “human rights.”

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

Leipzig Book Fair: Mehring Verlag presents new German edition of The Heritage We Defend

By our correspondents, 23 March 2019

David North introduced the new German edition of The Heritage We Defend at the Leipzig Book Fair on Saturday.

“I think it’s the capitalists who are doing this”
Workers in Leipzig speak against the growth of the far-right

By our reporters, 22 March 2019

For the last two weeks, members of the SEP and IYSSE have been speaking with workers and youth throughout Leipzig about today’s meeting, “The lessons of the 1930s and the fight against the extreme right.”

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

Trump, Bolsonaro and the danger of fascism

By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2019

Commentary

Democratic Socialists of America endorses Bernie Sanders presidential bid

By Genevieve Leigh, 23 March 2019

The predictable decision by the DSA, a faction of the Democratic Party, to back Sanders in the 2020 election was made official at Thursday’s meeting of the National Political Committee.

Answer Brexit with the struggle for socialism throughout Europe!

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 23 March 2019

Far from trusting their fate to Merkel, Macron, Juncker and Tusk, those protesting today must ally themselves with the European working class now waging political and social battles against the EU and its member state governments.

European Union leaders grant May extra time to pass Brexit deal in UK parliament

More on Brexit »

Historic humanitarian disaster unfolds in southeast Africa in the wake of Cyclone Idai

By Niles Niemuth, 22 March 2019

US studies: More misery brought to you by Big Pharma
Sharp rise in fentanyl overdose deaths, ADHD-drug-induced psychosis, prescription drug rationing due to cost

By Kate Randall, 22 March 2019

Warner Bros. CEO’s resignation sheds revealing light on Hollywood and #MeToo campaign

By David Walsh, 22 March 2019

The Boeing disasters: 346 more victims of capitalism

By Bryan Dyne, 21 March 2019

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

By David North and Clara Weiss, 8 March 2019

Arts Review

Don McCullin at Tate Britain in London
Veteran photographer calls on young people to chronicle today’s “social wars”

By Paul Mitchell, 23 March 2019

“There isn’t a city in England you can’t go to and find some poverty and unhappiness and tragedies.”—Don McCullin

Season 5 of animated series BoJack Horseman addresses #MeToo campaign, with mixed results

By Josh Varlin, 22 March 2019

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

By Stefan Steinberg, 21 March 2019

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

By David Walsh, 20 March 2019

UAW Corruption Scandal

How Norwood Jewell and the UAW pushed through the 2015 contract

By Jerry White, 22 March 2019

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

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

History

One hundred years since the formation of the Communist International

By Peter Schwarz, 20 March 2019

Free Assange and Manning!

Unsealed documents shed light on state conspiracy against Chelsea Manning

By Kevin Reed, 22 March 2019

The guilty silence over the jailing of Chelsea Manning

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

By our correspondent, 21 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 »

Workers Struggles

Midday meal workers protest in Telangana, India; Telstra technicians implement work bans across Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 March 2019

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

Amazon software engineer in second month of protests against conditions

By Paul Fuller and Kayla Costa, 22 March 2019

Report details suicide crisis inside Amazon facilities

More on Amazon »

Houston chemical fire: Residents ordered to “shelter-in-place” due to benzene danger

By Jacob Crosse, 22 March 2019

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

By Michael Walters, 21 March 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student workers go on strike

By Andy Thompson, 21 March 2019

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

By Evelyn Rios, 21 March 2019

Sacramento, California teachers authorize strike

Nationwide strike by primary school educators in the Netherlands

By Harm Zonderland, 18 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

Socialist Equality Party

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

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 »

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

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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