As contract deadline looms in US, 8,000 GM autoworkers strike in South Korea

By James Cogan, 10 September 2019

The issues over which the Korean workers are striking are ones that their American co-workers will readily identify with.

GM fires and harasses Mexican workers to speed up production

By Andrea Lobo, 10 September 2019

“We all know they are lying!”
Workers furious as UAW stonewalls contract discussion with GM, Ford, and Chrysler

More on autoworkers struggles »

Washington Post pushes xenophobic campaign against Chinese-Americans

By Andre Damon, 10 September 2019

The Washington Post has published an editorial giving its stamp of approval to a report by the Hoover institution arguing that Chinese nationals and ethnic Chinese Americans potentially pose a national security threat to the United States.

Strike by thousands of pilots shuts down British Airways

By Richard Tyler, 10 September 2019

British Airways’ main base at Heathrow, Terminal 5, was described as a “ghost town,” as 4,000 BA pilots began a two-day strike on Monday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogues Parliament

By Robert Stevens, 10 September 2019

Johnson’s anti-democratic suspension of Parliament was carried out to prevent opposition MPs from taking control of Parliament’s order paper over the next five weeks and derailing his plans to withdraw the UK from the European Union, without a deal if necessary.

Representatives of the German establishment parties vote for fascist candidate

By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2019

The election of neo-Nazi Stefan Jagsch as local mayor in the Wetterau municipality of Altenstadt highlights the sharp turn to the right by the ruling class in Germany.

Federal court says secret US terrorism watchlist is unconstitutional

By Kevin Reed, 10 September 2019

A ruling on September 4 in the US Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said that the Terrorist Screening Database violates the due process and equal protection rights of US citizens.

Scandal erupts over Público exposure of state complicity in Barcelona attack
Part I: Podemos and the Catalan nationalists cover for Spanish intelligence

By Alejandro López, 10 September 2019

The exposure of NATO intelligence agencies’ complicity in Islamist networks’ August 2017 terrorist attack in Barcelona has provoked a deep political crisis in Spain.

Greek riot police attack child asylum seekers and refugees at Moria camp

By John Vassilopoulos, 10 September 2019

The protestors were part of the 300 unaccompanied child asylum seekers recently interned at the camp.

Fires consume more than 4.2 million acres of Bolivia’s forests

By Cesar Uco, 10 September 2019

A decree to expand deforestation for livestock and the agribusiness sector was a betrayal of the campaign promises made by President Evo Morales and his MAS ruling party.

Household incomes dropping in Australia as economy slides toward recession

By Mike Head, 10 September 2019

Working class living standards are continuing a seven-year fall, setting the scene for class conflict.

9 September 2019

Leaked document reveals state spying
FBI targets groups opposing Trump’s concentration camps as “Extremists”

By Eric London, 9 September 2019

Countdown to contract fight: In final week before contract expires, autoworkers gear up for struggle against companies and UAW

By Tom Hall, 9 September 2019

Trump breaks off talks on end to US war in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2019

Hurricane Dorian: Tens of thousands homeless in the Bahamas as damage assessed on Canadian coast

By Nick Barrickman, 9 September 2019

The issues raised by climate change in the wake of Hurricane Dorian

By Bryan Dyne, 9 September 2019

US agency warns of lung illness epidemic among young people, attributed to e-cigarettes

By Benjamin Mateus, 9 September 2019

Alexei Navalny, with backing of Russian Pabloites, shifts toward support for Stalinist KPRF

By Clara Weiss, 9 September 2019

Florida teen hangs himself in Broward County maximum-security jail

By Casey Gold, 9 September 2019

“Horrendous” increase in New Zealand suicide rates

By John Braddock, 9 September 2019

New in French

La fuite d'un document révèle l'espionnage d'Etat
Le FBI cible les groupes qui s'opposent aux camps de concentration de Trump en les qualifiant d' «extrémistes».

Eric London, 10 septembre 2019

Alors que le fasciste à la Maison-Blanche poursuit ses mesures dictatoriales à la frontière, un groupe bipartite de politiciens et d'agents de renseignement œuvre à incriminer l'opposition politique.

Aux manifestants de Hong Kong: Tournez-vous vers la classe ouvrière chinoise et non pas vers l'impérialisme américain

Peter Symonds, 10 septembre 2019

Tout virage vers les États-Unis fait directement le jeu de Pékin, qui cherche à calomnier les protestations de Hong Kong comme l'œuvre des agitateurs radicaux et de la «main noire» de Washington.

Ouragan Dorian: Des dizaines de milliers de sans-abri aux Bahamas et des dégâts sur la côte est canadienne

Nick Barrickman, 10 septembre 2019

La tempête post-tropicale Dorian continue de détruire les maisons et les moyens de subsistance le long de la côte atlantique du Canada alors que la catastrophe humanitaire s'intensifie aux Bahamas.

Alexei Navalny, avec le soutien des pablistes russes, se tourne vers un soutien au PCRF stalinien

Clara Weiss, 10 septembre 2019

Navalny, un pantin de droite de l’impérialisme américain, s’apprête à former une alliance avec les tendances les plus expérimentées dans la désorientation politique de la classe ouvrière ; les staliniens et les pablistes.

Préface à l'édition turque de La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé

David North, 10 septembre 2019

Nous publions aujourd'hui la préface de l'édition turque de La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé, de David North.

New in Portuguese

Timor Leste: pobreza em massa e desemprego desmentem promessas de “libertação nacional”

Patrick O'Connor, 10 Setembro 2019

A criação de um novo estado capitalista não conseguiu promover os interesses sociais e os direitos democráticos da classe trabalhadora e dos camponeses pobres timorenses.

O bicentenário de Frederick Douglass

Fred Mazelis, 10 Setembro 2019

O mais importante abolicionista negro escapou da escravidão na juventude e, anos depois, aconselhou Abraham Lincoln na Guerra Civil.

Queimadas na Amazônia expõem a falácia da política do capitalismo “verde”

Miguel Andrade, 10 Setembro 2019

Enquanto Bolsonaro invoca o chauvinismo da ditadura, as potências mundiais estão usando as queimadas para levar adiante seus próprios interesses estratégicos.

New in Spanish

Manifestantes en Hong Kong: viren hacia la clase obrera china, no al imperialismo estadounidense

Peter Symonds, 10 septiembre 2019

Cualquier giro hacia Estados Unidos beneficia directamente a Beijing, que está buscando difamar a los manifestantes en Hong Kong como agitadores radicales y la “mano negra” de Washington.

Huracán Dorian: Decenas de miles de personas sin hogar en las Bahamas según se evalúan los daños en la costa canadiense

Nick Barrickman, 10 septiembre 2019

La tormenta postropical continúa destruyendo hogares y vidas en la costa atlántica canadiense, mientras el desastre humanitario se intensifica en Bahamas.

El FBI apunta a grupos que se oponen a los campos de concentración de Trump como "extremistas"

Eric London, 10 septiembre 2019

Mientras el fascista en la Casa Blanca continúa con sus medidas dictatoriales, un grupo bipartidista de políticos y agentes de inteligencia están trabajando para aplastar la disidencia.

Los problemas planteados por el cambio climático tras el huracán Dorian

Bryan Dyne, 10 septiembre 2019

La destrucción causada por el huracán Dorian da más credibilidad a la predicción de que el calentamiento global causará tormentas tropicales más destructivas.

New in Norwegian

Hong Kongs demonstranter: Henvend dere til den kinesiske arbeiderklassen, ikke til amerikansk imperialisme

Peter Symonds, 10. september 2019

Enhver vending til USA spiller direkte i hendene på Beijing, som prøver å demonisere Hong Kong-protestene som radikale agitatorers og Washintons «sorte hånds» verk.

Lekkede dokumenter avslører statlig spionering
FBI målretter grupper som motsetter seg Trumps konsentrasjonsleirer som «Ekstremister»

Eric London, 10. september 2019

Samtidig som fascisten i Det hvite hus fortsetter sine diktatoriske tiltak langs grensa jobber en tverrpartigruppe av politikere og etterretningsagenter for å kriminalisere politisk opposisjon.

Med støtte fra russiske pabloister forflytter Alexeij Navalnij seg i retning av det stalinistiske partiet KPRF

Clara Weiss, 10. september 2019

Navalnij, en høyreorienteret marionett for amerikansk imperialisme, dreier i retning av en allianse med de mest erfarne med arbeiderklassens politisk desorientering: stalinistene og pabloistene.

New in German

Demonstranten in Hongkong: Wendet Euch an die chinesische Arbeiterklasse, nicht an den US-Imperialismus

Peter Symonds, 10. September 2019

Jede Hinwendung zu den Vereinigten Staaten spielt Peking direkt in die Hände, das versucht, die Proteste in Hongkong als Werk radikaler Agitatoren und der „schwarzen Hand“ von Washington zu verleumden.

Geleakte Dokumente enthüllen staatliche Überwachung:
FBI stuft Gegner von Trumps Konzentrationslagern als „Extremisten“ ein

Eric London, 10. September 2019

Während der Faschist im Weißen Haus seine diktatorischen Maßnahmen an der Grenze fortsetzt, arbeitet eine parteiübergreifende Gruppe von Politikern und Geheimdienstagenten daran, politischen Widerstand zu kriminalisieren.

Der Streik bei Riva und die Rolle der IG Metall

Marianne Arens, 10. September 2019

In Trier und Horath (Rheinland-Pfalz) streiken die Stahlarbeiter von Riva seit dreizehn Wochen. Sie kämpfen gegen Armutslöhne und fordern „gleichen Lohn für gleiche Arbeit“.

Simbabwes Ex-Präsident Robert Mugabe stirbt mit 95

Bill van Auken, 10. September 2019

Robert Mugabe, erster gewählter Präsident Simbabwes, der das Land nahezu vier Jahrzehnte regierte, starb am 6. September im Alter von 95 Jahren.

New in Italian

Ferma la cospirazione di destra! Difendi il SGP contro i servizi segreti del Verfassungsschutz!

Partito dell’Eguaglianza Socialista (Germania) - SGP, 7 settembre 2019

Il Verfassungsschutz tedesco ha prodotto una risposta di 56 pagine alla causa intentata dal Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Partito socialista per l'uguaglianza-SGP) per contestare la sua designazione ufficiale come organizzazione "estremista di sinistra" soggetta a sorveglianza statale. La risposta del governo è una diatriba arrabbiata contro il marxismo e ogni forma di pensiero socialista e progressista.

New in Russian

Восемьдесят лет с начала Второй мировой войны

Билл Вэн Оукен, 4 сентября 2019 г.

Официальная церемония памяти по поводу самого варварского события в мировой истории стала празднованием милитаризма и правого национализма, неотступно сопровождавшего начало войны.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Основана Коммунистическая партия США

4 сентября 2019 г.

1 сентября 1919 года в Чикаго часть левого крыла Социалистической партии основала Коммунистическую партию США.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin itirazlarına rağmen Rusya ve Türkiye askeri işbirliğini yoğunlaştırıyor

Ulaş Ateşçi, 5 Eylül 2019

Türkiye ile Rusya arasında gitgide sıkılaşan ilişkiler, Ankara ile Batılı müttefikleri arasında var olan ve Washington ile Berlin’in desteğiyle Erdoğan’a karşı 2016’da düzenlenen başarısız darbe girişimiyle doruk noktasına ulaşan belli başlı anlaşmazlık noktalarının hiçbirinin çözülmediğini gösteriyor.

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Perspective

Trump blocks refugees from Bahamas as humanitarian catastrophe unfolds

10 September 2019

The massive hurricane that unleashed its wrath on the Bahamas earlier this month has produced a catastrophe as a result of social inequality and political indifference.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

By Peter Symonds, 10 September 2019

This lecture was delivered by Peter Symonds at the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019. Symonds is a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national WSWS editor of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia).

UK government to target “far left” in revised Counter Extremism Strategy

By Laura Tiernan, 10 September 2019

Amid the most acute crisis of capitalist rule since the 1930s, the report is preparation for state repression against the working class and its revolutionary vanguard.

“1619” and the myth of white unity under slavery
Book review: Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt

By Eric London, 9 September 2019

Merritt’s research refutes the New York Times’ Project 1619 claim that poor whites benefited from slavery.

The New York Times’ 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 3 September 2019

PART ONE | PART TWO | COMBINED
The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times, presents racism and racial conflict as the essential feature and driving force of American history.

Hong Kong protesters: Turn to the Chinese working class, not US imperialism

By Peter Symonds, 9 September 2019

Autoworkers struggles

UAW apologists try to cover up corruption scandal

By Jerry White, 10 September 2019

Organizations and publications in and around the UAW apparatus have responded to the expanding corruption scandal by trying to buttress its political stranglehold over autoworkers.

UAW to autoworkers: We won’t tell you anything, but don’t read the World Socialist Web Site

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2019

Allentown, Pennsylvania Advance Auto Parts distribution workers on strike

FBI raid of UAW president exposes union as criminal syndicate

Autoworkers must form rank-and-file committees to counter UAW conspiracy

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 6 September 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE lecture series in Australia
Seventy years after the Chinese Revolution: How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

9 September 2019

While the revolution vastly transformed international relations and class relations within China, the Communist Party, based on the Stalinist program of “Socialism in One Country,” deformed the newly-created state from the outset.

Socialist Equality Party

Build action committees! Expand the strike!
A socialist perspective for the Sri Lankan university employees’ struggle

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10 September 2019

Non-academic university staff, who are beginning an indefinite strike today, should expand their struggle by appealing to other sections of the working class.

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 September 2019

German Socialist Equality Party answers legal document from Verfassungsschutz Secret Service

By Peter Schwarz, 28 August 2019

Stop the right-wing conspiracy! Defend the SGP against the Verfassungsschutz secret service!

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 August 2019

Workers Struggles

UFCW announces deal ahead of strike deadline in Southern California grocery dispute
Workers Struggles: the Americas

10 September 2019

The union representing some 46,000 grocery workers announced a deal Sunday ahead of a September 9 strike deadline at four major chains, with voting set for this week.

Vote “No” on the CWA’s sellout contract with AT&T!

By Casey Gold and Ed Hightower, 6 September 2019

CWA shuts down strike of 22,000 AT&T workers across US South

Free Assange and Manning

Pamela Anderson defends Assange, challenges McCain’s daughter on US TV

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 September 2019

Anderson’s powerful refutation of the official smears against Assange demonstrated why the corporate media has instituted an almost universal blackout on the WikiLeaks founder.

Peter Greste’s panel discussion in Sydney: Support for censorship and throwing Assange to the wolves

By James Cogan, 7 September 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Commentary

The epidemic of nurse suicides and the US healthcare crisis

By Kate Randall, 7 September 2019

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s longtime president, dies at 95

By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2019

Mugabe was the last surviving leader of Africa’s anticolonial struggles who subsequently came to power in a newly independent nation.

German president silent on the Holocaust at WWII memorial

By Peter Schwarz, 4 September 2019

The World Socialist Web Site reaches 75,000 English articles

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2019

Leslie Gelb dies at 82: The revolving door between the New York Times and the State Department

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2019

25 years ago: Castro bows to imperialism on immigration

On September 9, 1994, the Castro and Clinton governments signed an agreement to halt further uncontrolled immigration to the United States from Cuba. The deal marked a further step in the capitulation to imperialism by the bourgeois-nationalist Castro regime.

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50 years ago: US government conducts underground nuclear test in Colorado

On September 10, 1969 the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) set off a nuclear blast as part of research into two different projects, Operation Mandrel and Operation Plowshare.

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75 years ago: Greek resistance fighters defeat Nazi collaborators at battle of Meligalas

On September 15, 1944, partisans of the Greek People’s Liberation Army, the Communist popular resistance movement against the German occupation of the country, defeated security forces that had collaborated with the Nazis in the southwestern town of Meligalas.

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100 years ago: Italian nationalists seize Fiume on Yugoslav coast

On September 12, 1919, an armed detachment led by the proto-fascist poet and aviator Gabriele D’Annunzio took Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia), a city then with a largely Italian-speaking population, disputed by Italy and the newly established state of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, later renamed Yugoslavia.

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Arts Review

Obituary: African-American novelist Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Sandy English, 7 September 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison wrote several significant novels, but as a public figure turned to the selfish racialist politics of the upper middle class.

A 21st-century “Hunger Games”
Alone: The Arctic (Season 6)—Surviving reality television

By Carl Bronski, 4 September 2019

Twenty years of the Young Euro Classic festival: Beethoven caught between rebellion and EU propaganda

By Verena Nees, 2 September 2019

History

The Causes and Consequences of World War II

By David North, 31 August 2019

Eighty years since the outbreak of World War II

Mehring Books

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 2 September 2019

Preview the new publication from Mehring Books
Author’s introduction to Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

By Vadim Z. Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Now available from Mehring Books
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin

Vadim Rogovin, author of Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
In memory of Vadim Z. Rogovin

By David North

Featured Interview

“The stress in healthcare is at a tipping point”
An interview with nurse scientist Judy Davidson on rising nurse suicides

By Alex Johnson, 2 September 2019

New studies reveal growing epidemic of nurse suicides in the US

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The future is socialism, but it must be fought for

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 27 August 2019

Students and youth must fight to build an independent political movement of the working class, in opposition to all the parties and organizations that support capitalism.

Science

New human species discovered in the Philippines

By Frank Gaglioti, 21 August 2019

The 2020 US Elections

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: #MeToo, McCarthyism and machine politics

By Josh Varlin, 12 August 2019

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
The Democratic Socialists of America shows its hostility to socialism

By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019

Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

Fund Appeal

International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.