Democrats begin impeachment hearings with denunciations of Russia

By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2019

The first day of public, televised hearings demonstrates that in the impeachment conflict two right-wing factions of the ruling class are fighting out differences over foreign policy.

Public impeachment hearings to escalate political warfare in Washington

Facebook and YouTube remove posts naming CIA impeachment whistleblower

Comparing two impeachments

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Trump’s decision to end DACA

By Ed Hightower, 14 November 2019

The right-wing bloc appeared ready to serve up 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth to the Trump administration’s fascistic deportation machine.

Dozens of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2019

The escalation against Gaza serves the political needs of Netanyahu, who is desperately seeking a “unity government” to avoid being driven from power and facing criminal prosecution.

UK High Court bans strike by 110,000 Royal Mail postal workers

By Robert Stevens, 14 November 2019

In response to the ruling, unofficial walkouts by postal workers must be organised and linked up with other workers throughout the delivery and communication industry and other sectors coming into struggle.

US court rules routine border search and seizure of electronic devices unconstitutional

By Kevin Reed, 14 November 2019

The court ruled that routine searches and seizures of electronic devices at US ports of entry without “reasonable suspicion” are a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.

Ford workers describe UAW’s intimidation tactics to pass Ford contract

By Tom Hall, 14 November 2019

Although the UAW and corporate media are gloating over the prospect of getting the new Ford contract ratified, 42 percent of the workers have voted “No” and thousands more are boycotting the vote out of disgust with the UAW.

Ford Kentucky Truck workers speak out against contract: “The people on the floor don’t trust the UAW”

The expanding UAW corruption scandal and the case for rank-and-file committees

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

More on autoworkers struggles »

Union-backed Chicago Sun-Times attacks Chicago teachers

By Michael Walters and George Gallanis, 14 November 2019

The Sun-Times, co-owned by the Chicago Federation of Labor, published several articles smearing and attacking Chicago teachers for fighting for improved schools and wages.

As contract vote approaches, DSA defends sellout by Chicago Teachers Union

Australia: Bushfires continue to ravage New South Wales and Queensland

By Martin Scott, 14 November 2019

Four people are dead and more than 300 homes have been lost in catastrophic fires.

New Zealand cabinet minister echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

By John Braddock, 14 November 2019

The NZ First MP’s calculated rant, with its fixation on “birth rates” and scare-mongering over “legions” of immigrants, mirror the Christchurch terrorist’s fascist screed.

11 November 2019

Podemos agrees to back Spanish social-democratic government

By Alex Lantier, 13 November 2019

The Spanish elections and the rise of the fascistic Vox party

Far-right Vox declares itself main opposition party as Spanish government talks begin

Trump threatens “substantial” increase in anti-China tariffs

By Nick Beams, 13 November 2019

Arizona: Second trial begins of pro-immigrant “No More Deaths” volunteer

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 13 November 2019

Hong Kong protests defy police violence and mass arrests

By Mike Head, 13 November 2019

Blairite MP Margaret Hodge refuses to back Corbyn as prime minister

By Thomas Scripps, 13 November 2019

Corbyn refuses to fight ramped-up bogus “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt

Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention

University of California union attempts to wear down workers with a sixth 24-hour strike

By Evelyn Rios, 13 November 2019

Missouri officials tracked women’s menstrual periods in effort to shut down state’s last abortion provider

By Jessica Goldstein, 13 November 2019

Former Israeli soldiers tour US to speak out against occupation of Palestinian territories

By Fred Mazelis, 13 November 2019

Australian aged care report: “A shocking tale of neglect”

By Cheryl Crisp, 13 November 2019

Germany: Berlin rent cap—a deceptive manoeuvre

By Tino Jacobson and Markus Salzmann, 13 November 2019

New in Turkish

Bolivya’da ABD destekli darbe

Bill Van Auken, 14 Kasım 2019

Güney Amerika’nın en yoksul ülkesi Bolivya, Pazar günü Devlet Başkanı Evo Morales’in,ve hükümet yetkililerinin istifasına yol açan ABD destekli darbenin ardından bir iç savaşın eşiğinde bulunuyor.

Almanya’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, Berlin Duvarı’nın yıkılmasının yıldönümü üzerine toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 14 Kasım 2019

Gerçekte Demokratik Alman Cumhuriyeti’nin kurulması, sosyalizmin gerçekleştirilmesi ile ilgili değil, Batı’da kapitalizmin istikrara kavuşturulması ile ilgiliydi

New in Norwegian

Trump truer med «substansiell» heving av antiKina tariffer

Nick Beams, 14. november 2019

I en tale til New York Economic Club hevdet Trump, samtidig med fallende BNP-tall, at hans administrasjon hadde «utløst en økonomisk boom vi aldri har sett maken til.»

Det USA-støttede kuppet i Bolivia

Bill Van Auken, 14. november 2019

Det voldelige Washington-støttede kuppet i Bolivia ble tilrettelagt av den politiske feigheten og forræderiet begått av Morales-regjeringen og hans regjerende parti MAS.

Podemos er villig til å støtte spansk sosialdemokratisk regjering

Alex Lantier, 14. november 2019

Podemos er klar over at PSOE organiserer en voldelig undertrykking i Catalonia som styrker det fascistiske partiet Vox, og støtter PSOE på dette grunnlaget.

New in German

Der US-gestützte Putsch in Bolivien

Bill Van Auken, 14. November 2019

Der von den USA unterstützte Staatsstreich in Bolivien wurde durch die politische Feigheit und den Verrat der Morales-Regierung und ihrer regierenden MAS-Partei ermöglicht.

Bundeswehr: Kriegsschwur vor dem Reichstagsgebäude

Gregor Link, 14. November 2019

Der Aufmarsch der deutschen Streitkräfte vor dem Bundestag ist ein Alarmsignal.

Bundestagsfraktion der Linken wählt neue Führung

Peter Schwarz, 14. November 2019

Die Grabenkämpfe innerhalb der Linkspartei sind das Ergebnis von Spannungen und Reibereien, die sich aus dem Rechtsruck der Partei ergeben.

Spanien: Podemos unterstützt sozialdemokratische Regierung

Alex Lantier, 14. November 2019

Podemos ist sich bewusst, dass die PSOE in Katalonien eine brutale Unterdrückungspolitik betreibt und damit die faschistische Vox stärkt. Doch genau auf dieser Grundlage unterstützt sie die PSOE.

New in Arabic

يتنافس خمسة مرشحين على الانتخابات الجزائرية في 12 كانون الأول / ديسمبر وسط معارضة جماهيرية

قمران آيرة, ٦ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

وسط احتجاجات جماهيرية مستمرة ضد المؤسسة الحاكمة الجزائرية والانتخابات الرئاسية في 12 كانون الأول / ديسمبر ، أعلنت الهيئة الانتخابية الجزائرية أن خمسة مرشحين يخوضون الانتخابات.

New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছে

মোসেস রাজকুমার ও শশী কুমার, ২৫ অক্টোবর ২০১৯

মাসারসন অটোমোটিভ টেকনোলজিস অ্যান্ড ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং (এম-এ-টি-ই বা মেট)-এর শ্রমিকদের দ্বারা সংগঠিত অনির্দিষ্টকালের ধর্মঘট এখন তৃতীয় মাসে পড়ল।

মার্কিন ফ্যাসিবাদকে এক বলিষ্ট না! ট্রাম্পকে গদিচ্যূত করতে গণআন্দোলন গড়ে তুলুন!

সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি-র রাজনৈতিক কমিটি, ১৪ অক্টোবর ২০১৯

সন্দেহের ওপর ভিত্তি করে যে তদন্ত কংগ্রেস শুরু করেছিল তার পরিপ্রেক্ষিতে রাষ্ট্রপতি ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্পের প্রতিক্রিয়া প্রকাশ্যেই সম্পূর্ণ ফ্যাসিবাদী চরিত্রের। গত সপ্তাহে মিনিয়াপোলিস, মিনেসোটা ও লেক চার্লসে ট্রাম্প প্রকাশ্যে বিদেশীদের প্রতি আতঙ্ক, জাতিগত বিদ্বেষ এবং ইহুদি-বিদ্বষের স্বপক্ষে কথা বলেছে।

New in Spanish

El golpe de Estado respaldado por EE. UU. en Bolivia

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 noviembre 2019

Con el apoyo de Washington, el violento golpe en Bolivia fue facilitado por la cobardía y traición políticas del Gobierno de Morales y su partido MAS.

Las audiencias públicas de acusación intensifican la guerra política en Washington

Por Barry Gray, 14 noviembre 2019

El conflicto amargo dentro del Estado es entre dos facciones de derecha que han estado luchando entre sí sobre cuestiones de política exterior desde la nominación de Trump para presidente.

Podemos acepta respaldar un gobierno socialdemócrata en España

Por Alex Lantier, 14 noviembre 2019

Podemos es consciente de que el PSOE está organizando una violenta represión en Cataluña que fortalece al partido fascista Vox, y apoya al PSOE sobre esta base.

Trump amenaza un aumento "sustancial" en aranceles anti-China

Por Nick Beams, 14 noviembre 2019

En un discurso frente el Club Económico de Nueva York, Trump afirmó, en medio de la disminución de las cifras del PIB, que su administración había "lanzado un auge económico como nunca antes habíamos visto".

Ex soldados israelíes recorren Estados Unidos para denunciar la ocupación de territorios palestinos

Por Fred Mazelis, 14 noviembre 2019

Las propias experiencias de los soldados los han llevado a rebelarse contra las políticas criminales del gobierno israelí.

New in French

Podemos accepte de soutenir le gouvernement social-démocrate espagnol

Alex Lantier, 14 novembre 2019

Podemos est conscient de ce que le PSOE organise une répression violente en Catalogne, qui renforce le parti fasciste Vox, et soutient le PSOE sur cette base.

Le coup d'État soutenu par les Etats-Unis en Bolivie

Bill Van Auken, 14 novembre 2019

Soutenu par Washington, le coup d’État violent a été facilité par la lâcheté et la traîtrise politique du gouvernement Morales et son parti au pouvoir, le MAS

Les audiences publiques de destitution intensifieront la lutte politique à Washington

Barry Grey, 14 novembre 2019

L'âpre conflit au sein de l'État oppose deux factions de droite de la classe dirigeante qui se battent sur des questions de politique étrangère depuis la nomination de Trump comme candidat républicain à la présidence.

Sri Lanka: le candidat du SEP à la présidentielle démasque le programme pro-capitaliste de la pseudo-gauche lors d’un débat à l’université

nos journalistes, 14 novembre 2019

Wijesiriwardena a expliqué les principes sous-jacents de l’internationalisme socialiste du Parti de l’égalité socialiste et la nécessité d’une mobilisation indépendante de la classe ouvrière dans chaque pays.

New in Portuguese

O golpe na Bolívia apoiado pelos EUA

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 Novembro 2019

Apoiado por Washington, o violento golpe na Bolívia foi facilitado pela covardia política e traição do governo de Morales e seu partido MAS.

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Perspective

Bloomberg and his fellow oligarchs lay down the law: Not a penny more in taxes

14 November 2019

The American financial oligarchy is indignant over any possibility of having to give up a part of their fortune to pay for things such as health care, education, housing and a livable environment.

Earlier Perspectives »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

“Opposition to slavery has also been an important theme in American history”
An interview with historian James McPherson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 14 November 2019

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to McPherson, professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

An interview with the author of The Free State of Jones
Historian Victoria Bynum on the inaccuracies of the New York Times 1619 Project

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

“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

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

The “Irrepressible Conflict:” Slavery, the Civil War and America’s Second Revolution

By Eric London, 9 November 2019

Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 1 November 2019

History

David North introduces Turkish-language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky at Istanbul Book Fair

By our reporter, 11 November 2019

Mehring Yayıncılık announced the publication of five major works by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) at its Istanbul Book Fair stall, including two authored by David North.

Arts Review

“Vietnam was the first and last war with no censorship”
Veteran photojournalist Tim Page discusses his “21” exhibition

By Richard Phillips, 14 November 2019

The “21” exhibition is just a small sample of the diverse and humane character of Page’s work.

New manuscript discovered of The Tale of Genji, the 11th century Japanese novel

By Sandy English, 13 November 2019

Filmmaker Errol Morris provides the extreme-right’s Stephen Bannon a platform in American Dharma

By David Walsh, 11 November 2019

Commentary

Remembrance Day and Rearmament:
Why Canada’s elite finally turned on notorious right-wing hockey commentator Don Cherry

By Carl Bronski, 14 November 2019

Don Cherry, the long-time intermission commentator on the iconic “Hockey Night in Canada” television broadcast, was fired Monday after delivering the latest in a decades-long string of right-wing, xenophobic rants.

The US-backed coup in Bolivia

By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2019

Bolivia’s Evo Morales forced out by coup

Mass protests spread to Bolivia after a disruption in electoral broadcasts

The Democrats’ campaign for internet censorship: Who is to determine what are “lies”?

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2019

In Berlin Wall speech, Pompeo advances crusade against Russia and China

By Bill Van Auken, 11 November 2019

One year since the Northern California Camp Fire
An accounting of a crime

By Toby Reese, 11 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Pary Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: SEP presidential candidate exposes pseudo-lefts’ pro-capitalist program at university debate

By our correspondents, 13 November 2019

Vote for Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election! Rally to fight for international socialism!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

More on the 2019 Sri Lankan SEP election campaign »

Free Assange and Manning

Australian workers and youth speak-out in support of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 13 November 2019

“Governments are trying to hide the truth and lie to the people. That’s why they are unfairly persecuting Assange and confining him to prison.”

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning!

28 October 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Autoworkers Struggles

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

How Ford and the UAW plan to cut autoworkers’ health care

Science

Social inequality in Early Bronze Age Europe

By Philip Guelpa, 12 November 2019

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

Socialist Equality Party stands in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

Workers Struggles

Flight attendants to take further strike action at Lufthansa

Vote “no” on the tentative teachers' contract! Form rank-and-file committees to defend public education in Chicago!

By Alexander Fangmann, 7 November 2019

With voting set to begin on the tentative agreement, teachers and other educators in Chicago are approaching a critical juncture in the fight to defend public education.

Chicago teachers denounce union’s sellout agreement as Bernie Sanders, Democrats claim “victory”

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s budget: Increased policing and austerity on behalf of the financial aristocracy

The way forward in the Chicago teachers strike
The defense of public education and the fight for socialism

India: 48,000 striking Telangana transport workers defy back to work order

By Kranti Kumara, 7 November 2019

“Teachers, autoworkers, everybody in this country, should go on strike”
New York City bus and subway workers speak out against concession demands

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 November 2019

Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds

Australia: Mobilise students, staff and academics against the closure of Macquarie University’s human sciences faculty

By the Committee for Public Education, 7 November 2019

UK: Tens of thousands of university and college staff vote to strike
Ballot follows strike votes by postal workers, railway conductors, airline pilots, NHS staff

Little Rock teachers set to strike against privatization and segregation threats

Wildcat strike by sanitation workers against CHP administration in Maltepe, Turkey

Unifor’s attempt to impose concessions contracts on Saskatchewan workers meeting widespread opposition

25 years ago: Memoirs of Soviet Left Oppositionist Nadezhda Joffe published in English

On November 15, 1994, the US Trotskyist publishing house Labor Publications released Back In Time: My Life, My Fate, My Epoch, the memoirs of Soviet Left Oppositionist Nadezhda Joffe. The daughter of Adolf Abramovich Joffe, a leading figure in the October Revolution and close friend of Leon Trotsky, Nadezhda herself was a partisan of the Left Opposition and an active participant in the struggle against the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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50 years ago: Massive demonstrations against the Vietnam War

On November 15, 1969 over 500,000 people gathered in Washington DC to march against the Vietnam War. Demonstrations were held in other cities. Collectively the “Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam” protests constituted the largest political rallies in US history up to that point, with a total of about two million joining. They followed by one month a demonstration in Washington DC that drew 250,000.

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75 years ago: German troops ousted from Greece

On November 11, 1944, the last German troops in Greece were evacuated, marking the end of the Nazi occupation of the country that had claimed roughly 400,000 lives and provoked mass resistance.

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100 years ago: IWW member Wesley Everest lynched in Centralia, Washington

On November 11, 1919, Wesley Everest, a worker and a member of the revolutionary syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies), was lynched by members of the American Legion in Centralia, Washington.

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Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE meetings in Germany: Stop the shift to the right at the universities!

By our correspondents, 6 November 2019

Stop the censorship of socialist views by the University of Leipzig student council

Germany: Humboldt University student parliament supports lawsuit against far-right Professor Baberowski

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes new ICFI books for İstanbul Book Fair

By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019

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

Obituary

Detroit Democrat John Conyers, long-standing fixture in Congress, dies at 90

By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2019

Featured Commentary

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

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

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019