Anger builds over GM plant closures and layoffs

By Tom Hall, 25 March 2019

With a widening corruption scandal engulfing the United Auto Workers union, workers are demanding new organizations to take forward the struggle against plant closures.

Ford announces 5,000 job cuts in Germany

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 »

Chelsea Manning held in solitary confinement for more than two weeks

By Kevin Reed, 25 March 2019

Manning has been subjected to solitary confinement after refusing to testify before a grand jury empaneled for the purpose of crafting frame-up charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Unsealed documents shed light on state conspiracy against Chelsea Manning

The guilty silence over the jailing of Chelsea Manning

Anti-Brexit “Put it to the People” march mobilises hundreds of thousands

By Robert Stevens, 25 March 2019

The Socialist Equality Party was the only political party at the rally advancing a perspective for the political independence of the working class.

“Brexit is a shambles—it will affect so many people in many ways”

By our reporters, 25 March 2019

Reporters for the World Socialist Web Site spoke to demonstrators at Saturday’s anti-Brexit protest in London.

Answer Brexit with the struggle for socialism throughout Europe!

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

More on Brexit »

French “yellow vest” protests defy threat of army repression

By Anthony Torres, 25 March 2019

As a mass movement of workers and youth threatens to bring down the Algerian military regime, the government is desperate to rapidly strangle protests inside France.

French army receives authorization to shoot “yellow vest” protesters

Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests

More on the "Yellow Vest" protests in France »

After fascist terror attack, New Zealand and Australia stoke tensions with Turkey

By Tom Peters, 25 March 2019

The Australian and New Zealand governments responded furiously to statements by Turkey’s president linking the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch with the Allies’ World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire.

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

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

Trump recognises Israeli sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights

By Jean Shaoul, 25 March 2019

Along with his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Trump has effectively repudiated the entire post-World War II international order in relation to Israel and Palestine.

Record flooding continues to inundate US Midwest

By Jonas Boquist, 25 March 2019

Record flood levels have been registered at 42 locations across six states and the effects are still being felt across the central US.

Massive Hudson Yards real estate project opens in Manhattan

By Fred Mazelis and Mark Witkowski, 25 March 2019

The development is the latest and most extreme expression of the gentrification and inequality that has reached unprecedented levels in the capital of American capitalism.

Spain’s fascist Vox party enlists former generals, calls for banning Marxist parties

By Alejandro López, 25 March 2019

Vox and the army feel emboldened to hail Franco, a fascist mass murderer, because of the reactionary role of the Spanish Socialist Party and of Podemos.

Rutgers University faculty in New Jersey votes to strike

By Owen Mullan, 25 March 2019

Over 3,600 faculty members and teaching assistants at New Jersey’s leading state university voted last week to strike over wages and teaching conditions.

Australia: NSW state election reveals mass hostility and alienation

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 March 2019

The primary votes of the major parties, Labor, the Liberal-National Coalition and the Greens, all fell sharply.

Australia: Striking Chemist Warehouse workers demand higher pay and job permanency

By Steve Streitberg, 25 March 2019

The conditions facing Chemist Warehouse workers are the direct result of cost-cutting agreements between the National Union of Workers and the highly profitable pharmacy retailer.

New in Turkish

Brexit’e, Avrupa genelinde sosyalizm uğruna mücadele ile yanıt verin!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Britanya), 25 Mart 2019

İşçiler ve gençler, Britanya egemen seçkinlerinin ve onların tüm partilerinin bütün hiziplerine karşı sınıf mücadelesi yöntemlerini benimsemeliler.

Fransız ordusuna “sarı yelekli” protestocuları vurma yetkisi verildi

Alex Lantier, 25 Mart 2019

Dün, Paris askeri bölge amiri, France Info’ya, Gözcü Harekatı’nın terörle mücadele görevi askerlerine, bugün “sarı yelekliler”e ateş açma yetkisi verilmiş olduğunu söyledi.

New in Spanish

Veinte años desde el bombardeo estadounidense de Yugoslavia

Bill Van Auken, 25 marzo 2019

El crimen imperialista fue perpetrado por el Gobierno de Clinton, con el respaldo de la pseudoizquierda y bajo la bandera hipócrita de los derechos humanos.

El ejército francés recibe autorización para disparar a manifestantes de los "chalecos amarillos"

Alex Lantier, 25 marzo

El general Bruno Le Ray anunció que las reglas de combate para los soldados enviados hoy contra los "chalecos amarillos" les permiten "ir tan lejos como para abrir fuego".

Gobierno mexicano interviene para romper huelga de Coca-Cola en Matamoros

Alex González, 25 marzo

La acción del gobierno de AMLO muestra abiertamente que los sistemas locales, estatales, federales y judiciales operan de manera conjunta por parte de las corporaciones y en contra de los obreros.

El fiscal especial Robert Mueller entrega un informe de investigación sobre Rusia

Kevin Reed, 25 marzo

El informe al Departamento de Justicia de los EUA a última hora del viernes concluyó la investigación de 22 meses sobre la presunta interferencia de Rusia en las elecciones de 2016.

Capitana Marvel: dinero, feminismo, militarism y cineastas previamente “independientes”

David Walsh, 25 marzo

La producción y el estreno de Capitana Marvel, la nueva aventura de ciencia ficción y superhéroes de Marvel y Disney, tienen una serie de características notables, pero ninguna de ellas tiene que ver con el drama, la acción o los personajes de la película.

New in Norwegian

Fransk armé får autorisasjon til å skyte «gul vest»-protesterende

Alex Lantier, 25. mars 2019

General Bruno Le Ray kunngjorde at engasjeringsreglementet for soldatene utplassert på lørdag mot de «gule vestene» tillater dem «å gå så langt som til å åpne ild».

Meksikansk regjering intervenerer for å få slutt på streiken ved Coca-Cola-tapperiet Matamoros

Alex González, 25. mars 2019

AMLO-administrasjonens handling viser åpent at de lokale, statlige, føderale og rettssystemene opererer i fellesskap på vegne av foretakene og mot arbeiderne.

Tjue år siden den amerikanske bombingen av Jugoslavia

Bill Van Auken, 25. mars 2019

Den imperialistiske forbrytelsen ble lansert av Clinton-administrasjonen – med støtte fra pseudo-venstre – under et hyklersk banner om «menneskerettigheter».

Bokmessa i Leipzig: Mehring Verlag presenterer ny tysk utgave av The Heritage We Defend

våre korrespondenter, 25. mars 2019

David North introduserte den nye tyske utgaven av The Heritage We Defend på Leipzig Bokmesse på lørdag.

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Acte 19: les «gilets jaunes» bravent les menaces de répression par l'armée

Anthony Torres, 25 mars 2019

Face au risque d’un renversement du régime militaire algérien par les travailleurs et les jeunes, le gouvernement tente désespérément d’étouffer la mobilisation en France.

Vingt ans depuis le bombardement de la Yougoslavie par les États-Unis

Bill Van Auken, 25 mars 2019

L’administration Clinton a lancé ce crime impérialiste – avec le soutien de la pseudo-gauche – sous la bannière hypocrite des «droits de l’homme».

Le conseiller spécial Robert Mueller remet son rapport d’enquête sur la Russie

Kevin Reed, 25 mars 2019

Le rapport présenté vendredi soir au ministère américain de la Justice marque la conclusion de 22 mois d’enquête sur l’ingérence présumée de la Russie dans l’élection présidentielle de 2016.

Seule réponse viable au Brexit: la lutte pour le socialisme dans toute l'Europe!

Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Grande-Bretagne), 25 mars 2019

Au lieu de laisser leur sort entre les mains de Merkel, Macron, Juncker et Tusk, les manifestants d’aujourd’hui doivent, au contraire, s’allier à la classe ouvrière européenne qui mène une lutte politique et sociale contre l’UE et les gouvernements de ses États membres.

Le profit avant la sécurité:
La déréglementation au cœur de l’incendie qui a enlevé la vie à sept enfants réfugiés syriens en Nouvelle-Écosse

Frédéric Charlebois, 25 mars 2019

Même si l’installation obligatoire de gicleurs automatisés sauverait des vies, les gouvernements ne veulent pas réduire les juteuses marges de profit dans l’industrie de la construction.

Il y a cent ans était fondée l'Internationale communiste

Peter Schwarz, 25 mars 2019

Il y a cent ans ce mois-ci se tenait, du 2 au 6 mars à Moscou, le congrès fondateur de la Troisième Internationale, l’Internationale communiste.

Unifor annonce un plan bidon de «sauvegarde d'emplois» alors que GM s'apprête à fermer son usine d'Oshawa

Carl Bronski, 25 mars 2019

Unifor suspendra sa campagne publicitaire de «Save Oshawa GM» sur la seule base de la possibilité d'un léger ajustement du calendrier de fermeture de l'usine.

Foire du livre de Leipzig: Mehring Verlag présente la nouvelle édition allemande de L'héritage que nous défendons

Nos correspondants, 25 mars 2019

David North a présenté samedi la nouvelle édition allemande de L'héritage que nous dé fendons à la Foire du livre de Leipzig.

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 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

Mueller report is a political debacle for the Democratic Party

25 March 2019

The findings of the Mueller report cap two years of right-wing anti-Russia hysteria on the part of the Democrats, which has only strengthened the Trump administration.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

Mexican government intervenes to end Coca-Cola strike in Matamoros

Twenty years since the US bombing of Yugoslavia

By Bill Van Auken, 23 March 2019

Democratic Socialists of America endorses Bernie Sanders presidential bid

By Genevieve Leigh, 23 March 2019

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

By David North and Clara Weiss, 8 March 2019

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

Arts Review

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 9
Three Turkish films (A Tale of Three Sisters, Daughters of Two Worlds, Oray)—Hoping for a better life

By Bernd Reinhardt, 25 March 2019

Three films at the Berlinale ​​exude a humanistic spirit of enlightenment and dialogue. They suggest that everyone, regardless of their ethnic, religious or cultural background, has the right to a better life.

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

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

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 »

25 years ago: US troops withdraw from Somalia

On March 25, 1994, the last US troops withdrew from Somalia, ending, “Operation Restore Hope” which was advertised by the media as a humanitarian aid scheme to feed a starving population during civil war.

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50 years ago: Mine disaster in Mexico

On March 31, 1969, 153 of 156 workers were killed in one of the world’s worst mining disasters in Barroterán, Mexico.

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75 years ago: Mass reprisals by Nazis in Rome

On March 30, 1944, an entrance to a section of the caves was uncovered where 335 Romans, ages 14 to 75, had been executed four days earlier by the German SS in reprisal for a partisan attack.

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100 years ago: Mass rallies in New York City to hear Soviet envoy speak

On March 27, 1919, the Central Opera House on 67th Street in Manhattan was filled to overflowing with workers who had come to hear Soviet representative Ludwig Martens speak.

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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!

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

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

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

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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