31,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers strike at over 240 supermarkets in New England

By Kate Randall, 15 April 2019

Supermarket workers at Stop & Shop, owned by retailer Ahold Delhaize, have struck the supermarket chain for the first time in 30 years.

“It seems to be class warfare”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Bruce Yeh speaks on musicians strike

By George Marlowe, 15 April 2019

Clarinetist and striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musician John Bruce Yeh spoke on the major issues of the strike as well as broader questions of social inequality and authoritarianism.

Chicago symphony musicians strike defies aristocratic principle

“We believe in our art and can’t let them take it away”
Chicago symphony musicians defy management offer, continue strike

UK Labour leads “rape” smears against Julian Assange demanding Swedish extradition

By Laura Tiernan, 15 April 2019

This is the Blairites’ answer to global public outrage over Assange’s brutal seizure from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday.

German media denounce Assange

By Peter Schwarz, 15 April 2019

Protest outside London’s Belmarsh prison demands release of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 15 April 2019

The WikiLeaks founder has been held at the maximum-security prison since his forcible seizure and arrest last Thursday.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) member Robert Stevens speaks at rally to demand release of Assange from Belmarsh prison

By our reporter, 15 April 2019

Supporters protesting outside Belmarsh prison speak out in defense of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 15 April 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Bernie Sanders silent on Assange, vocal in promoting nationalism at Michigan rally

By Tom Hall, 15 April 2019

Sanders’ silence on Assange signals his support for the persecution of the former WikiLeaks editor.

Bernie Sanders joins Trump’s attack on “open borders”

Trump, ultra-right media target Representative Ilhan Omar

By Patrick Martin, 15 April 2019

The ongoing campaign of anti-Muslim vilification is an incitement to violence.

Palestinian leader of campaign to boycott Israel denied entry to US

By Fred Mazelis, 15 April 2019

The action taken against Omar Barghouti is another illustration of the close policy coordination between the ultra-right regimes of Trump and Netanyahu.

Australia: Kimberly-Clark to shut Ingleburn plant and axe over 200 jobs.

By Terry Cook, 15 April 2019

The closure of the south-west Sydney plant is part of a global restructuring plan that will see 10 facilities shut down internationally and the elimination of over 5,000 jobs.

New in Arabic

مائة عام على الأممية الشيوعية

بيتر شفارتز

قبل مائة عام ، بين 2-6 مارس 1919 عقد المؤتمر التأسيسي للأممية الشيوعية الثالثة في موسكو. وعلى الرغم من أن الرحلة كانت صعبة بسب الحرب الأهلية الشرسة والحصار الإمبريالي شارك 51 مندوب في المؤتمر وكان لدى 35 منهم حقوق كاملة في التصويت ومثلوا 17 منظمة ، و16 مندوب لهم صوت استشاري مثلوا 16 منظمة أخرى. وعلى مدى الأعوام التالية سينضم ملايين العمال من أصحاب الآراء الثورية حول العالم إلى الأحزاب الشيوعية وإلى الأممية الثالثة.

New in Portuguese

A descida da Líbia em direção à guerra civil: o fruto amargo do pró-imperialismo da pseudo-esquerda

Bill Van Auken, 15 Abril 2019

A escalada da guerra civil na Líbia serviu como mais uma demonstração do papel criminoso desempenhado pelos proponentes da pseudo-esquerda da intervenção imperialista “humanitária”.

New in Norwegian

Julian Assanges liv er i fare

Eric London, 15. april 2019

Den amerikanske regjeringens offisielle tiltale mot Assange er en gjennomskuelig løgn, med siktemål å gi Storbritannia en juridisk dekning for å utlevere WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren.

Protestsamlinger avholdt av SEP (Australia) krever frihet for Julian Assange

våre reportere, 15. april 2019

«Assange har utført sin plikt som journalist for arbeidere, for ungdom, for massen av vanlige mennesker rundt om i verden. Nå er vi forpliktet til å tilbakebetale den gjelden vi skylder ham.»

SGP-styreleder Ulrich Rippert talte på en protestsamling for Julian Assange i Berlin

15. april 2019

Ulrich Rippert, styreleder for Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP), talte til et møte foran den britiske ambassaden i Berlin, Tyskland, og krevde frihet for WikiLeaks-utgiveren Julian Assange.

Arresteringen av Assange er en advarsel fra historien

Kommentar fra John Pilger, 15. april 2019

John Pilger, den kjente filmskaperen og gravejournalisten, publiserte følgende uttalelse om arresteringen av WikiLeaks-utgiveren Julian Assange i den ekvadorianske ambassaden i London den 11. april.

Den prominente australske journalisten Mary Kostakidis snakker ut på vegne av Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 15. april 2019

«Journalister over hele verden, som har publisert materiale som WikiLeaks gjorde tilgjengelig, må stå opp for Julians rettigheter.»

Både den australske statsministeren og Labor-Party-lederen avviste ethvert forsvar av Julian Assange

Mike Head, 15. april 2019

På åpningsdagen for den føderale valgkampen ble en kvalmende gjensidig avtale stilt til skue om å bidra til å overlevere WikiLeaks-utgiveren til Trump-administrasjonen.

Hvilken vei fremover for kampen mot Algeries militærdiktatur

Alex Lantier, 15. april 2019

Etter 2011-oppstanden og 2013-militærkuppet i Egypt, er det en vidtrekkende fornemmelse om at kun militante masseprotester ikke kan velte en forankret styringsklasse.

«Kampen starter nå for å forhindre hans utlevering til USA»
Supportere samler seg til forsvar for Assange utenfor Belmarsh Prison, London

våre reportere, 15. april 2019

Protestene organisert av Forsvarskomitéen for Julian Assange, og støttet av Socialist Equality Party (UK) og WSWS, ble avholdt fra kl. 16:00 på lørdag.

Tysklands innenriksminister legger frem «Autoriseringslov» for etterretningstjenestene

Wolfgang Weber, 15. april 2019

Den nye loven vil gi de tre etterretningsagenturene nesten ubegrensede fullmakter til å overvåke og spionere på innenlandske og utenlandske borgere.

Chicago-symfonimusikernes streik trosser det aristokratiske prinsipp

Kristina Betinis, 15. april 2019

Der CSO-streiken går inn i sin sjette uke blir det mønstret en høyreorientert presskampanje for å tvinge musikerne til innrømmelser på sine pensjoner.

Nye fagforeningsbyråkratier eller grunnplanarbeidernes makt?
Lærdommer av Matamoros-arbeidernes opprør: Del tre

Andrea Lobo, 15. april 2019

Etter hvert som spontanstreikene begynte å spre seg, kavet regjeringen, bedriftene og fagforeningene for å undertrykke hver ny kamp og forhindre dem fra å forenes og spre seg internasjonalt.

New in French

Des responsables de Trump ont discuté de l’utilisation de l’armée pour gérer les camps de détention

Barry Grey, 15 avril 2019

Trump a été en mesure de réaliser sa politique anti-immigrants, malgré une opposition populaire, car les démocrates n’ont rien fait pour s’y opposer sérieusement.

La vie de Julian Assange est en danger

Eric London, 15 avril 2019

L’acte d’accusation officiel du gouvernement américain contre Assange est un mensonge transparent, visant à fournir au Royaume-Uni une couverture légale pour extrader le fondateur de WikiLeaks.

Le PES intervient au rassemblement pour la défense d’Assange à Paris

Anthony Torres, 15 avril 2019

Des militants du Parti de l’égalité socialiste sont intervenus au rassemblement samedi en défense d’Assange sur l’invitation du journal alternatif Le Grand Soir.

New in Turkish

Princeton Üniversitesi, sağcı tarihçi ve propagandacı Jörg Baberowski’ye 300.000 dolar fon sağlıyor

David North, 15 Nisan 2019

Baberowski, Almanya’nın tarihi saptırmasıyla kötü bir üne sahip tarihçisi olan Ernst Nolte’nin Nazi yanlısı düşüncelerinin kararlı bir savunucusudur. Buna karşın, o, Amerikan akademi camiasının en üst kademeleri içinde dikkate değer bir desteğe sahip.

Cezayir’deki askeri diktatörlüğe karşı mücadelede ileriye giden yol hangisi?

Alex Lantier, 15 Nisan 2019

Cezayir diktatörlüğüne karşı ileriye giden yol, gelişen uluslararası işçi sınıfı hareketine devrimci önderlik sağlama mücadelesinden geçmektedir.

Sudan’da egemenleri korumak için önleyici askeri darbe

Jean Shaoul, 15 Nisan 2019

Sudan’da demokratik bir rejim kurmanın tek yolu, işçi sınıfı önderliğinde iktidarı alma ve tüm egemen sınıfın haksız servetini kamulaştırma mücadelesinden geçmektedir.

New in German

Julian Assange in Lebensgefahr

Eric London, 15. April 2019

Die offizielle Anklage der US-Regierung gegen Assange ist eine durchsichtige Lüge. Sie zielt darauf ab, Großbritannien einen juristischen Vorwand für die Auslieferung des WikiLeaks-Gründers zu liefern.

Starker Wahlauftakt der SGP zu den Europawahlen

unseren Reportern, 15. April 2019

Führende Vertreter der Vierten Internationale verteidigten Julian Assange, warnten vor der Rückkehr von Faschismus und Krieg, sprachen zum Anwachsen des Klassenkampfs und riefen zum Aufbau der Vierten Internationale als neuer Massenpartei der sozialistischen Revolution auf.

Julian Assanges Verhaftung: Eine Warnung der Geschichte

John Pilger, 15. April 2019

John Pilger, ein bekannter und angesehener Filmemacher und investigativer Journalist, gab am 11. April zur Verhaftung von WikiLeaks-Herausgeber Julian Assange in London die hier publizierte Erklärung ab.

IT- Sicherheitsgesetz 2.0 – ein weiterer Schritt zur Errichtung eines Polizeistaats

Wolfgang Weber, 15. April 2019

Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) soll laut Seehofers Plänen zu einer Behörde des Angriffs, des Hackens und der Manipulation von IT-Systemen aufgerüstet werden.

US-Regierung will Internierungslager für Migranten von Militär betreiben lassen

Barry Grey, 15. April 2019

Trump konnte sein immigrantenfeindliches Programm gegen die Opposition aus der Bevölkerung durchsetzen, weil die Demokraten keinen ernsthaften Widerstand dagegen geleistet haben.

New in Spanish

La vida de Julian Assange corre riesgo

Eric London, 15 abril 2019

La acusación oficial del Gobierno de EUA contra Assange es una mentira transparente que busca proveer a Reino Unido una tapadera legal para extraditar al fundador de WikiLeaks.

Oficiales de Gobierno de Trump discuten uso de tropas para administrar campos de detención para migrantes

Barry Grey, 15 abril 2019

Trump ha podido llevar a cabo su programa antiinmigrante a pesar de la oposición popular porque los demócratas no han hecho nada para oponerse seriamente.

El papel reaccionario de la política nacional-oportunista en América Latina
El WSWS rechaza invitación a conferencia en Buenos Aires de políticos en quiebra

Bill Van Auken, 15 abril 2019

La conferencia en Buenos Aires fue convocada para formar “una nueva izquierda, sin ataduras y sin condicionamientos de ninguna ‘sagrada escritura’”.

La prominente periodista australiana, Mary Kostakidis, habla en defensa de Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 15 abril 2019

“Todos los periodistas del mundo que han publicado material que WikiLeaks puso a su disposición deben defender los derechos de Julian”.

“¡Tarrafal nunca más!”: exposición en Lisboa revela los horrores del capo de concentración fascista de Portugal

Charles Hixson y Paul Mitchell, 15 abril 2019

La exhibición del museo incluye fotografías de la árida y aislada prisión, los dosieres del Gobierno portugués que detallan las vidas y muertes de varios prisioneros bajo las condiciones más miserables, así como testimonios desgarradores de los sobrevivientes.

El arresto de Assange es una advertencia de la historia

Comentario de John Pilger, 15 abril 2019

John Pilger, un cineasta y periodista investigativo bien conocido, emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el arresto del editor de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, en la embajada de Ecuador en Londres el 11 de abril.

España busca cargos de rebelión contra los catalanes que se quejen de la violencia policial

Alejandro López, 15 abril 2019

En la atmósfera orwelliana que está avivando la clase gobernante en el período previo a las elecciones generales del 28 de abril, son las víctimas de la brutalidad policial las que son denunciadas como agresoras.

El ministro del Interior alemán posterga "Ley de habilitación" para servicios de inteligencia

Wolfgang Weber, 15 abril 2019

La nueva ley les proveería a las tres agencias de inteligencia facultades casi irrestrictas para monitorear y espiar a ciudadanos tanto extranjeros como nacionales.

New in Russian

Британская полиция арестовала Джулиана Ассанжа в эквадорском посольстве

Оскар Гренфелл, 12 апреля 2019 г.

«Изгнание Ассанжа из посольства и его арест — беспрецедентные преступления, — сказал Джеймс Коган, национальный секретарь ПСР (Австралия). — Журналисту и издателю, который не совершил никакого преступления, было отказано в убежище, и его забрали в тюрьму в нарушение неоднократных решений ООН, подтверждающих его статус политического беженца».

Забастовка польских учителей против социальной катастрофы, вызванной капиталистической реставрацией

Клара Вайс и Джерри Уайт, 12 апреля 2019 г.

Сотни тысяч работников образования продолжают свою забастовку против крайне правого правительства Польши и его политики жесткой экономии и социальной реакции.

New in Urdu

نیوزی لینڈ پر دہشتگردی کا حملہ اور فاشزم کا بین الاقوامی خطرہ

ٹوم پیٹر

مسلح شخص نے جو دہشتگردی کی کارروائی کی اْسے تیار کیاگیا تھا جسے فاشسٹوں کے بین الاقوامی نیٹ ورک اور سفید نسل پرستوں کی جانب سے عمل میں لایاگیا ۔

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Perspective

Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange!

15 April 2019

What is being presented as an extradition request by the US is so loaded with illegality that it would be more precise to call it an extraordinary rendition.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Who funded the ISO? An analysis of the financial basis of pseudo-left politics

By Eric London, 15 April 2019

The now defunct International Socialist Organization was funded by government-linked think tanks, wealthy Democrats and right-wing conservative groups.

Factional provocation, middle-class hysteria, and the collapse of the International Socialist Organization

Free Assange and Manning

Falsifying history and repudiating democratic rights: Floyd Abrams’ attack on WikiLeaks

By David North, 15 April 2019

We are reposting David North’s essay, first published over eight years ago, in defense of Julian Assange against efforts by the US media and government to discredit the WikiLeaks founder after the 2010 release of the Iraq War Logs.

Workers and youth speak out at SEP (Australia) rallies in defence of Assange

By our reporters, 15 April 2019

“What they are doing though won’t stop us. We will find a way to free Julian and any other journalists who come under attack.”

SEP (Australia) rallies demand freedom for Julian Assange

New Zealand rally demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 15 April 2019

Tom Peters from the Socialist Equality Group (NZ) told the rally that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s life will be in danger if he is extradited from Britain to the US.

Julian Assange’s life is in danger

Free Julian Assange!

Worldwide outrage over arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

The Assange arrest is a warning from history

Comment by John Pilger, 13 April 2019

John Pilger, well-known filmmaker and investigative journalist, issued the following statement on the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11.

Prominent Australian journalist Mary Kostakidis speaks out for Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 April 2019

“Journalists, all over the world, who have published material that WikiLeaks made available, should stand up for Julian’s rights.”

Australian PM and Labor Party leader both reject any defence of Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 13 April 2019

SEP (Australia) condemns the arrest of Julian Assange

Video: SEP (Australia) Assistant National Secretary Cheryl Crisp calls for defence of Assange

Westminster Magistrates Court
Former UK ambassador Craig Murray denounces arrest and conviction of Julian Assange

More on the campaign to free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Mexican musician, writer Armando Vega Gil commits suicide after #MeToo allegation

By David Walsh, 15 April 2019

Vega Gil, born in Mexico City, was a bassist and a co-founder of Botellita de Jerez, one of the more influential Mexican rock ’n’ roll bands. He was also the author of novels, short stories and volumes of poetry.

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation lawsuit against Murdoch media

By Linda Tenenbaum, 12 April 2019

Ash is the Purest White: Finding one’s way in “the new ‘capitalist’ China”
And Working Woman from Israel

“Tarrafal Never Again!” exhibition in Lisbon exposes horrors of Portugal’s fascist concentration camp

Commentary

The reactionary role of national opportunist politics in Latin America
WSWS rejects invitation to conference of political bankrupts in Buenos Aires

By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2019

The conference in Buenos Aires has been called to found “a new left” with “no strings attached and no constraints of any ‘holy scriptures.’”

College admissions scandal in the US: An inevitable product of malignant levels of social inequality

By David Walsh, 12 April 2019

Trump officials discussed using troops to run migrant detention camps

By Barry Grey, 13 April 2019

The dictatorial impulse behind Trump’s political purge

More on North American immigrant issues »

Which way forward for the struggle against Algeria’s military dictatorship?

By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2019

Libya’s descent into civil war: The bitter fruit of the pseudo-left's pro-imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2019

Norwood Jewell, the UAW and the Flint water crisis

By Jerry White, 10 April 2019

Corruption probe engulfs top UAW executives

Socialist Equality Party

Twenty years since the death of Australian Trotskyist and Aboriginal worker, Comrade Yabu Bilyana

By Linda Tenenbaum, 15 April 2019

On April 5, 1999, Yabu Bilyana, the first indigenous Australian to join the International Committee of the Fourth International, died at the age of 54. This obituary was written by then Socialist Equality Party assistant national secretary, Linda Tenenbaum, and published by the WSWS on April 7, 1999.

Message of condolence from David North
“He based his life on the ideals of justice, equality and human solidarity”

15 April 2019

“Had he not been so tragically disabled by illness, Yabu undoubtedly would have played a major role in the expansion of the party’s influence in the working class.”

Yabu Bilyana addresses ICFI World Conference: “Genocide of indigenous peoples is still practiced throughout Australia”

By Yabu Bilyana, 15 April 2019

Bilyana exposed the ongoing oppression of Australia’s Aboriginal population and the whitewash carried out by the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody.

25 years ago: Fascists enter Italian government for the first time since Mussolini

On April 16, 1994, members of Italy’s right-wing Freedom Alliance coalition were elected to head both houses of parliament.

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50 years ago: Gustáv Husák replaces Alexander Dubcek as head of Czechoslovak government

On April 17, 1969, the Central Committee of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia (KSC) voted to remove Alexander Dubcek as First Secretary.

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75 years ago: Amid series of offensives, Soviet troops capture Tarnopol

On April 15, 1944, Soviet troops expelled Nazi forces from Tarnopol, in German-occupied Poland.

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100 years ago: French sailors mutiny in the Black Sea

On April 19, 1919, sailors on the French battleship France, anchored near the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, revolted over orders to shovel 700 tons of coal during the Easter weekend.

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The Fight Against Fascism

Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist Jörg Baberowski

By David North, 10 April 2019

Christoph Vandreier kicks off US speaking tour with well-attended meeting at UC Berkeley

By Gabriel Black, 10 April 2019

“What will be required is a very high level of political and historical awareness”
David North appeals to readers to attend US meetings against fascism

SEP (US) National Chairman David North said, "The visit next month of Comrade Christoph Vandreier to the United States is simply the application of a strategy of the international organization of the working class against the fascist threat. They will not conquer again, we can be certain of that."

David North to address public meetings with Christoph Vandreier: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”

2 April 2019

“In order to fight fascism, we must understand where it comes from.”
Author Christoph Vandreier to tour US

Christoph Vandreier, author of the newly released book Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany, explains the importance of his upcoming speaking tour in the US.

Australian intelligence chief says no need for “reset” after New Zealand fascist attack

By Mike Head, 13 April 2019

Australian police dismissed death threat by Christchurch terrorist

New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch

Science

First imagery of black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 11 April 2019

The results from the planet-wide array of radio telescopes are the first direct measurements of the structure of a black hole and its surrounding environment.

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

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

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

Workers Struggles

Arbitrary wage cuts imposed on Sri Lankan estate workers

By W.A. Sunil, 12 April 2019

Quebec premier backs ABI in extorting massive concessions from locked-out workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 April 2019

Lower turnout for second one-day strike at California universities and health systems

By Evelyn Rios, 11 April 2019

University of California service and patient care technicians on one-day strike

A letter from a young US Postal Service worker

By Côme Crozier, 11 April 2019

Teamsters working with YRC trucking companies to impose concessions contract

By Steve Filips, 9 April 2019

History

One hundred years since the formation of the Communist International

By Peter Schwarz, 20 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 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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