Former US Secretary of State Kissinger points to danger of “catastrophic” conflict between US and China

By Nick Beams, 16 November 2019

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of an inevitable “conflict” between the US and China that “will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation.”

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

Seeking to cultivate fascistic base, Trump pardons two war criminals and promotes a third

By Evan Blake, 16 November 2019

Trump’s unprecedented pardoning of war criminals highlights the authoritarian character of his administration.

Roger Stone conviction affirms he lied about having connections with WikiLeaks

By Kevin Reed, 16 November 2019

The conviction of Roger Stone on all seven federal offenses shows, contrary to the fabrications in the corporate media, that he lied about having a relationship with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

United Auto Workers declares sellout Ford contract ratified amidst widespread opposition

By Tom Hall, 16 November 2019

The vote, in which more workers voted “no” or abstained than voted in favor, is a declaration of no confidence in the UAW.

“We’re all in the same boat all over the world, fighting these greedy billionaires”
Michigan Ford engine plant workers denounce UAW sellout, plant closure

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

Lessons of the GM autoworkers strike

More on autoworkers struggles »

Morales’ MAS in talks with Bolivia coup regime on how to quell unrest

By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2019

The agreement to enter discussions came as masses of workers and peasants continue to stream into La Paz demanding the downfall of the self-proclaimed “interim president.”

Popular resistance mounts against Bolivian coup

Canada abets US-sponsored coup in Bolivia

The US-backed coup in Bolivia

Political and economic turmoil escalates in Lebanon

By Jean Shaoul, 16 November 2019

According to the World Bank, a further devaluation of the Lebanese pound could push up to half the country’s six million people below the official poverty line.

School closures threatened as Chicago teachers vote on widely-hated tentative agreement

By George Marlowe, 15 November 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey wrote a letter threatening school closures by Mayor Lightfoot as teachers vote on an agreement favored by Wall Street and widely opposed by new and veteran educators.

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

Union-backed Chicago Sun-Times attacks Chicago teachers

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

Strike against Asarco copper enters second month

By Samuel Davidson, 16 November 2019

The strike by 2,000 copper miners in Arizona and Texas against massive concessions demands has entered its second month, while the United Steelworkers seeks to isolate and betray the strike.

Notes on police violence
No charges against US Park Police in 2017 shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar

By Harvey Simpkins, 16 November 2019

US Park Police in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., gunned down the unarmed 25-year old in his vehicle after he was the victim of a minor traffic incident.

Germany: Left Party parliamentary group elects new leadership

By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2019

The trench warfare within the Left Party expresses tensions and friction stemming inevitably from the right-wing turn undertaken by the whole party.

Glasgow helicopter crash inquiry scapegoats pilot

By Steve James, 16 November 2019

After six years waiting, the verdict of a Fatal Accident Inquiry has pinned responsibility for the Clutha helicopter crash solely on the aircraft’s pilot, David Traill, who was one of those killed.

New Zealand police introduce new armed units

By Tom Peters, 16 November 2019

The Labour Party-led government is exploiting the Christchurch terrorist attack to further arm the police and increase their anti-democratic powers.

New Zealand cabinet minister echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

15 November 2019

Leaked emails reveal Trump aide Stephen Miller’s fascist politics

By Trévon Austin, 15 November 2019

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

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

Two killed, three injured in Santa Clarita, California school shooting

By Dan Conway, 15 November 2019

Following Georgia execution
Protests mount vs. planned execution of Texas inmate Rodney Reed

By Kate Randall, 15 November 2019

Growth continues to slow in major economies

By Nick Beams, 15 November 2019

Corbyn and main union backer McCluskey oppose Labour conference free movement pledge on immigration

By Robert Stevens, 15 November 2019

Blairite MP Margaret Hodge refuses to back Corbyn as prime minister

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

Trump targets Corbyn in UK election intervention

Erdoğan-Trump meeting resolves none of US-Turkish conflicts

By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada city council passes punitive anti-homeless ordinance

By Jacob Crosse, 15 November 2019

The German government’s “basic pension” bluff

By Marianne Arens, 15 November 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens use of dictatorship-era law against Lula for “inciting violence”

By Miguel Andrade, 15 November 2019

Mass protests after police shoot and kill Aboriginal teenager in remote Australian town

By Eric Ludlow, 15 November 2019

New in Norwegian

Folkelig motstand vokser mot kuppet i Bolivia

Andrea Lobo, 16. november 2019

Tusener av arbeidere og småbønder har tatt til gatene i Bolivias hovedstad La Paz, det nærliggende distriktet El Alto og i byen Cochabamba, i en trossing av politi-militær undertrykking.

Den spanske valgkrisen og Podemos’ forræderi

Alex Lantier, 16. november 2019

Med partiets antiarbeiderpolitikk tillater det «venstrepopulistiske» Podemos nyfascistene å vokse ved å la dem posere som den eneste opposisjonen til et korrupt politisk etablissement.

New in French

La résistance populaire monte contre le coup d'État bolivien

Andrea Lobo, 16 novembre 2019

Des milliers de travailleurs et paysans sont descendus dans les rues de la capitale La Paz et dans le quartier avoisinant d’El Alto et dans Cochabamba, défiant la répression de l’armée et de la police.

«Il peut toujours m’appeler»: une députée néo-démocrate propose de se joindre au gouvernement libéral du Canada

Roger Jordan, 16 novembre 2019

L’offre de la députée de l’Alberta de joindre le cabinet de Trudeau s’inscrit dans la continuité de la campagne électorale du NPD, lequel désirait former une alliance gouvernementale avec les Libéraux pro grande entreprise.

Un entretien avec l'auteure de The Free State of Jones
L'historienne Victoria Bynum sur les inexactitudes du Projet 1619 du New York Times

Eric London, 16 novembre 2019

Bynum est une experte de l'attitude des pauvres et des paysans blancs du Sud envers l'esclavage.

New in German

Die Wahlen in Spanien und der Verrat von Podemos

Alex Lantier, 16. November 2019

Die Zusage der „linkspopulistischen“ Podemos, sich im Rahmen einer Koalitionsregierung an Sozialkürzungen zu beteiligen und das Diktat der Banken umzusetzen, zeigt erneut, dass die pseudolinken Parteien in Wirklichkeit auf der politischen Rechten angesiedelt sind.

In Bolivien wächst der Widerstand gegen den Putsch

Andrea Lobo, 16. November 2019

In der bolivianischen Hauptstadt La Paz, in El Alto und in Cochabamba demonstrieren tausende Arbeiter und Bauern gegen Polizei und Militär.

Volkswagen zahlt Betriebsräten Millionen

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 16. November 2019

Die Staatsanwaltschaft Braunschweig hat gegen vier VW- Manager Anklage erhoben. Sie sollen überhöhte Gehälter und Boni an fünf Betriebsräte zur Zahlung angewiesen haben. Allein der VW- Gesamtbetriebsratschef Bernd Osterloh erhielt in fünf Jahren über 3,1 Millionen Euro.

New in Spanish

La crisis electoral española y la traición de Podemos

Alex Lantier, 16 noviembre 2019

Con sus políticas antiobreras, el partido “populista de izquierda” Podemos permitió que los neofascistas crecieran presentándose como la única oposición a la corrupta élite política.

Aumenta la resistencia popular contra el golpe en Bolivia

Andrea Lobo, 16 noviembre 2019

Miles de trabajadores y campesinos en la capital Boliviana, La Paz, en el vecino distrito de El Alto y en Cochabamba se han volcado a las calles desafiando la represión policial y militar.

"La oposición a la esclavitud también ha sido un tema importante en la historia de Estados Unidos"
Una entrevista con el historiador James McPherson sobre el Proyecto 1619 del New York Times

Tom Mackaman, 16 noviembre 2019

El WSWS habló recientemente con James McPherson, profesor emérito de historia de la Universidad de Princeton, sobre el Proyecto 1619 del New York Times.

Los demócratas comienzan audiencias de juicio político con denuncias de Rusia

Barry Grey, 16 noviembre 2019

El primer día de audiencias públicas y televisadas demuestra que en el conflicto de impeachment dos facciones de derecha de la clase dominante están luchando sobre diferencias sobre la política exterior.

Decenas de palestinos muertos en ataques israelíes en Gaza

Bill Van Auken, 16 noviembre 2019

La escalada contra Gaza sirve las necesidades políticas de Netanyahu, que está buscando desesperadamente un “gobierno de unidad” para evitar ser echado del poder y enfrentarse a un proceso criminal.

Correos electrónicos filtrados revelan que el asesor de Trump, Stephen Miller ayuda a la política fascista

Trévon Martin, 16 noviembre 2019

Los correos electrónicos muestran que Stephen Miller, asesor principal de la Casa Blanca a cargo de la política de inmigración, patrocinando puntos de vista racistas y publicaciones supremacistas blancas y neonazis.

El New York Times incluye su obsesión racial en comentarios culinarios

Trévon Austin, 16 noviembre 2019

Las ideas reaccionarias del artículo de Eligon están vinculadas a la insistencia del Times y de los otros elementos que giran alrededor del Partido Demócrata en que las identidades raciales, sexuales y de género son las principales divisiones en la sociedad estadounidense.

Autoridades de Missouri rastrearon los períodos menstruales de las mujeres en un esfuerzo por cerrar el último proveedor de aborto del estado

Jessica Goldstein, 16 noviembre 2019

Una hoja de cálculo del estado contenía información confidencial no médica, como los nombres de los pacientes y los números de identificación médica, los cuales le permitían al estado utilizarlos para identificarlos y localizarlos, espiando así efectivamente a los pacientes.

New in Russian

Одиннадцать тысяч ученых предупреждают о чрезвычайной климатической ситуации

Даниэль де Врис, 15 ноября 2019 г.

Сорок лет переговоров по поводу изменения климата между капиталистическими правительствами не сделали ничего для того, чтобы изменить траекторию движения в сторону экологической и гуманитарной катастрофы.

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 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 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

The Trump impeachment and US policy in Ukraine

16 November 2019

The public hearings on impeachment have brought to light bitter recriminations within the US ruling elite sparked by the failure of its anti-Russia efforts in Ukraine.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Socialist Equality Party Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan presidential election: Workers must prepare to fight moves towards police-state rule

By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2019

Calls by the major candidates for “strong government”—code-words for the development of dictatorial methods—are a response to the growing opposition of workers and the poor to government austerity.

Sri Lankan SEP holds final presidential election meeting

By our correspondents, 15 November 2019

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 »

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

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

Arts Review

Parasite: An unusual director with his antenna attuned to social class
The Lighthouse: A gothic horror film

By Joanne Laurier, 16 November 2019

Parasite is a dark comedy from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho that concerns itself with income inequality and its implications. The Lighthouse is a pointless horror film set in the late 1800s in New England.

Harbor (Jeter l’ancre un seul jour): A young refugee in need finds allies

By David Walsh, 15 November 2019

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

By Richard Phillips, 14 November 2019

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

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

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.

Free Assange and Manning

Petition calling for Julian Assange’s freedom tabled in Australian parliament

By James Cogan, 15 November 2019

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

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

By our reporters, 13 November 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Workers Struggles

Indian Honda contract workers still on strike; West Bengal teachers demand pay rise; maintenance workers take industrial action at Australian paper mill
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

16 November 2019

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

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

By Robert Stevens, 14 November 2019

Record low numbers participate in 24-hour stunt strike at University of California schools and health system

By Evelyn Rios, 15 November 2019

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

Little Rock, Arkansas teachers stage one-day strike

By Nancy Hanover, 15 November 2019

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

By Kranti Kumara, 7 November 2019

Commentary

The Spanish election crisis and the treachery of Podemos

By Alex Lantier, 15 November 2019

The Spanish elections and the rise of the fascistic Vox party

Democrats begin impeachment hearings with denunciations of Russia

By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2019

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

By Barry Grey, 14 November 2019

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

By Carl Bronski, 14 November 2019

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

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2019

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

By Toby Reese, 11 November 2019

Autoworkers Struggles

Acting UAW chief unveils bogus “anti-corruption” reforms

Ford workers complain of extreme temperatures in Chicago plants amid record-setting freeze

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

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

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

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

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.

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