Netanyahu, indicted on corruption charges, refuses to resign

By Jean Shaoul, 23 November 2019

The prime minister’s aim has been to incite his far-right supporters and encourage them to take to the streets on his behalf.

GM bribery lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler fueling growing outrage among autoworkers over UAW corruption

By Tom Hall, 23 November 2019

The lawsuit is part of a ruthless struggle over market share in the auto industry, under conditions of an accelerating global downturn and an escalation of the attack on autoworkers.

GM lawsuit: UAW engaged in criminal conspiracy with FCA to cut labor costs

“We want back all the money that was taken from us”
Fiat Chrysler workers react as further corruption allegations rock UAW in midst of contract talks

More on autoworkers struggles »

Trump administration begins deporting asylum seekers to Guatemala

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 November 2019

Migrants from Honduras and El Salvador will be forced to seek asylum in Guatemala, even if they make it to an official US port of entry.

US activist who sheltered migrants found not guilty in second trial

“We are all Julian Assange”
Interviews with Alice Springs workers and youth about public meeting to defend Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 23 November 2019

Popular support in Alice Springs for imprisoned journalist Julian Assange is matched by a deep distrust of government authorities and the major parliamentary parties.

Sydney Morning Herald columnist defends Swedish frame-up of Assange

Conference at European Parliament defends Julian Assange

Collapse of Swedish “sexual misconduct” frame-up exposes political conspiracy against Assange

Allegations of racist incidents lead to virtual shutdown of campus at Syracuse University

By Genevieve Leigh, 23 November 2019

The university has accepted the demands of students, including moves toward the segregation of dorms based on race, but the campus has been effectively closed through the end of the semester.

West Midland Trains workers escalate fight against strike-breaking operation

By Michael Barnes, 23 November 2019

The WMT strike is the latest in an almost four-year battle by workers at the UK’s private rail franchises to forge a unified struggle between drivers and conductors.

As corporate Canada calls for strike-breaking legislation
CN Rail workers continue fight against onerous working conditions

Over 3,000 Canadian National Railway workers strike across Canada

Striking Dutch healthcare workers speak about first ever nationwide strike

By Daniel Woreck and Harm Zonderland, 23 November 2019

The WSWS spoke to striking healthcare workers at a rally in Utrecht about their working conditions and strike amid an international resurgence of class struggles.

OECD cuts global growth forecast

By Nick Beams, 23 November 2019

The chief economist of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that “things are not really moving” and there was a danger that low growth could become “entrenched.”

Scottish court authorises eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers by Serco

By Steve James, 23 November 2019

Dorrian’s ruling is an example of class justice, upholding Serco’s interests against vulnerable, stressed and insecure people.

Leaked audio of top Colombian officials exposes failure of US coup operation in Venezuela

By Andrea Lobo, 23 November 2019

The picture that emerges is that of a US vassal state panicking that, amid growing opposition from below, it also faces a civil war within Washington’s foreign-policy establishment.

National strike shakes Colombia’s right-wing government

Historically low number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits due to increasing restrictions

By Jacob Crosse, 23 November 2019

Restrictions enacted by state and federal governments following the Great Recession have prevented millions from receiving their deserved benefits and discouraged those in need from applying.

Rising seas threaten US Pacific nuclear dump

By John Braddock, 23 November 2019

A concrete dome, a relic of the US nuclear testing program, is breaking up and beginning to spill deadly nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean.

Australian bushfire crisis spreads as PM denies climate change link

22 November 2019

US, EU gave over $20 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine since 2014

By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2019

The impeachment crisis and American imperialism

The Trump impeachment and US policy in Ukraine

NATO riven by tensions between major powers

By Alex Lantier, 22 November 2019

Trump overrides Navy’s bid to evict war criminal from SEALS

By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2019

Naval command challenges President Trump’s war crimes pardon

Bernie Sanders dispenses with his “political revolution” at fifth Democratic presidential debate

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2019

In the face of attacks by billionaires, Obama
Elizabeth Warren backpedals on “Medicare for All”

UK Labour Party manifesto: A blueprint to save capitalism

By Robert Stevens, 22 November 2019

Corbyn’s “left” pretensions exposed in UK general election debate

Corbyn tells British industry executives: “It’s sometimes claimed that I’m anti-business. That is complete nonsense”

Labour Party candidates pledge to ignore Corbyn’s Brexit policy and campaign for Remain

UK covered up war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2019

New Zealand military’s unexploded bombs killed Afghan civilians

By Tom Peters, 22 November 2019

Former Australian spy chief steps up anti-China campaign

By Nick Beams, 22 November 2019

Hamburg: Social Democrats and Greens plan new police law

By Tino Jacobson, 22 November 2019

German big business continues its new scramble for Africa

By Peter Schwarz, 22 November 2019

New in Russian

По поводу смерти советского диссидента Владимира Буковского (1942–2019)

Клара Вайс, 23 ноября 2019 г.

Жизнь и политическая роль Буковского за последние полвека должны быть поняты в более широком контексте развития Октябрьской революции 1917 года и сталинистской реакции против нее.

New in Arabic

راديكالية الشبيبة العالمية والنضال من أجل الاشتراكية

إريك لندن, ٢٩ تشرين الأول أكتوبر ٢٠١٩

في جميع أنحاء العالم ، في بلدان مختلفة ثقافياً مثل الإكوادور ولبنان وفرنسا وألمانيا والولايات المتحدة والعراق وتشيلي وهايتي ، دخل جيل جديد من شباب الطبقة العاملة في ساحة المعركة من النضال الطبقي العالمي.

New in Turkish

İsveç’in “cinsel istismar” entrikasının çökmesi, Assange’a karşı siyasi komployu açığa vuruyor

Oscar Grenfell, 23 Kasım 2019

On yıllık süreçte üç kez düşürülen ve hiçbir zaman “ön” aşamayı geçememiş olan soruşturmanın yüz kızartıcı bir şekilde çökmesi, onu bir devlet entrikası ve kirli operasyon olarak damgalamaktadır.

Wall Street Journal’ın araştırması, Google sansürünü doğruluyor

Andre Damon, 23 Kasım 2019

Siyaset kurumunun tüm hizipleri tarafından teşvik edilen aralıksız siyasi sansür çabalarını güdüleyen, tüm dünyada işçi sınıfı muhalefetinin büyümesinden ve onunla bağlantılı olarak sosyalizme giderek artan ilgiden duyulan korkudur.

İran yönetimi protestoların ardından interneti kesti

Keith Jones, 23 Kasım 2019

İran’da bir işçi cumhuriyeti uğruna mücadelenin, Ortadoğu genelinde işçi sınıfını ve ezilenleri Washington’a ve bir bütün olarak emperyalizme karşı harekete geçirme mücadelesiyle birleştirilmesi gerekiyor.

New in French

L’OTAN déchirée par les tensions entre les grandes puissances

Alex Lantier, 23 novembre 2019

Le sommet des ministres des Affaires étrangères de l’OTAN à Bruxelles s’est penché sur les retombées politiques de la déclaration du président français Macron selon laquelle l’alliance américano-européenne est «en mort cérébrale».

Manifeste du Parti travailliste britannique: un projet pour sauver le capitalisme

Robert Stevens, 23 novembre 2019

Il est extraordinaire que dans des conditions où des millions de jeunes cherchent une nouvelle voie socialiste, ni la préface de Corbyn, ni le manifeste lui-même de 107 pages ne mentionnent le mot «socialisme».

Les grandes entreprises allemandes poursuivent leur nouvelle ruée vers l’Afrique

Peter Schwarz, 23 novembre 2019

Les grandes entreprises allemandes sont à la recherche de nouveaux marchés, de matières premières, d’occasions d’investissement et de main-d’œuvre bon marché.

New in Norwegian

Nasjonalstreik ryster Colombias høyreorienterte regjering

Evan Blake, 23. november 2019

I det siste utbruddet av den globale klassekampen marsjerte hundretusener, i mer enn 100 byer med krav om president Duques avgang.

NATO ridd av stormaktspenninger

Alex Lantier, 23. november 2019

Toppmøtet mellom NATOs utenriksministere i Brüssel tar opp politiske konsekvenser av den franske presidenten Macrons uttalelse om at den amerikansk-europeiske alliansen er «hjernedød».

Over $ 20 milliarder i militær og økonomisk bistant til Ukraina fra USA og EU siden 2014

Patrick Martin, 23. november 2019

Vitnesbyrd under den siste riksretthøringen bekreftet det massive omfanget av imperialistoperasjoner i Ukraina, siktet inn mot å undergrave og angripe Russland.

Britiske Labour Partys valgmanifest: Et planskrift for å redde kapitalismen

Robert Stevens, 23. november 2019

Det er ekstraordinært at hverken Corbyns forord til valgmanifestet eller den faktiske teksten i det 107-sider-lange dokumentet nevner ordet «sosialisme», under forhold der millioner av unge mennesker søker et sosialistisk alternativ.

New in German

Bundeswehr-Offizier Franco A. wird wegen Terrorverdachts angeklagt

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 23. November 2019

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat beschlossen, dass gegen Franco A. doch Anklage erhoben werden muss. Die nun öffentlich gewordenen Einzelheiten legen nahe, dass es sich bei dem 30-jährigen Ex-Bundeswehr-Offizier um einen rechtsextremen Terroristen handelt.

Lufthansa lässt Schlichtung mit Ufo platzen

Marianne Arens, 23. November 2019

Am Mittwoch hat der Lufthansa-Konzern die bereits beschlossene Schlichtung mit der Unabhängigen Flugbegleiter Organisation (Ufo) wieder rückgängig gemacht.

Zerreißprobe in der Nato wegen Spannungen zwischen den Großmächten

Alex Lantier, 23. November 2019

Bei ihrem Gipfeltreffen in Brüssel befassten sich die Außenminister der Nato-Staaten mit den politischen Folgen von Präsident Macrons Erklärung, das amerikanisch-europäische Bündnis sei „hirntot“.

USA und EU haben der Ukraine seit 2014 über 20 Milliarden Dollar zur Verfügung gestellt

Patrick Martin, 23. November 2019

Die Zeugenaussagen bei der abschließenden Impeachment-Anhörung bestätigen das massive Ausmaß der imperialistischen Operationen in der Ukraine, die darauf abzielen, Russland zu untergraben und anzugreifen.

New in Spanish

Denuncia de GM: UAW participó en conspiración criminal con FCA para recortar costos laborales

Eric London, 23 noviembre 2019

La extraordinaria denuncia presentada por General Motors expone la “compra” del sindicato United Auto Workers por parte de Fiat Chrysler y las otras automotrices.

EE. UU. y la Unión Europea otorgaron más de $20 mil millones en ayuda militar y económica a Ucrania desde 2014

Patrick Martin, 23 noviembre 2019

El testimonio en la audiencia final de “impeachment” confirmó la enorme escala de las operaciones imperialistas en Ucrania, con el fin de socavar y atacar a Rusia.

OTAN dividida por tensiones entre grandes potencias

Alex Lantier, 23 noviembre 2019

Los cancilleres de la OTAN en Bruselas trataron las consecuencias políticas de la declaración del presidente Macron de que la alianza entre EE. UU. y Europa sufrió una “murte cerebral”.

Extensión de la Ley Patriota ocultada en proyecto de ley de financiación aprobado por diputados demócratas

Barry Grey, 23 noviembre 2019

New in Spanish

Denuncia de GM: UAW participó en conspiración criminal con FCA para recortar costos laborales

Eric London, 23 noviembre 2019

La extraordinaria denuncia presentada por General Motors expone la “compra” del sindicato United Auto Workers por parte de Fiat Chrysler y las otras automotrices.

EE. UU. y la Unión Europea otorgaron más de $20 mil millones en ayuda militar y económica a Ucrania desde 2014

Patrick Martin, 23 noviembre 2019

El testimonio en la audiencia final de “impeachment” confirmó la enorme escala de las operaciones imperialistas en Ucrania, con el fin de socavar y atacar a Rusia.

OTAN dividida por tensiones entre grandes potencias

Alex Lantier, 23 noviembre 2019

Los cancilleres de la OTAN en Bruselas trataron las consecuencias políticas de la declaración del presidente Macron de que la alianza entre EE. UU. y Europa sufrió una “murte cerebral”.

Extensión de la Ley Patriota ocultada en proyecto de ley de financiación aprobado por diputados demócratas

Barry Grey, 23 noviembre 2019

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

Who decided the US should fight a “hot war” with Russia?

23 November 2019

The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.

Earlier Perspectives »

Fund Appeal

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North appeals for support

The WSWS is launching its 2019-2020 New Year's fund appeal. Watch the appeal and donate today.

Arts Review

#MeToo launches fascistic attack on Polanski’s film J’accuse

By Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019

The #MeToo campaign is aligning itself with the French state, slandering anyone who views or admires this magnificent retelling of the Dreyfus Affair as a rape apologist.

J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy): Roman Polanski’s masterpiece on the Dreyfus Affair

Atlantics: The cruel fate of African youth

By Joanne Laurier, 22 November 2019

The Unwanted: 80 years since the tragic odyssey of the MS St. Louis

By Verena Nees, 21 November 2019

Michael Winterbottom’s Greed: A searing indictment of the super-rich

By Thomas Scripps, 18 November 2019

Commentary

Spanish pseudo-lefts try to block opposition to Podemos-PSOE regime

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019

Middle-class parties in Spain are peddling illusions in factions of Podemos even after it has agreed to govern with the Socialist Party on a program of austerity and repression.

Protests continue across Bolivia as the MAS submits to coup

US puts new Sri Lankan president on notice

By K. Ratnayake, 20 November 2019

Former top military official wins Sri Lankan presidential election

Epstein scandal engulfs Britain’s Royal family after BBC interview with Prince Andrew

By Chris Marsden, 20 November 2019

Two New York prison guards charged in connection with Epstein death

By Matthew Taylor, 20 November 2019

The bloodbath in Baghdad

By Bill Van Auken, 19 November 2019

Wall Street Journal investigation confirms Google operates censorship blacklist

By Andre Damon, 18 November 2019

The New York Times' 1619 Project

IYSSE holds meeting on “Race, Class, and the fight for Socialism” at New York University

By Owen Mullan and Sandy English, 21 November 2019

An interview with historian James Oakes on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 18 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.

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the South Pacific

23 November 2019

Workers in the Punjab rallied and blocked traffic after a 15-year-old labourer was brutally beaten to death at a plywood factory.

More than 15,000 Indiana teachers walk off job against low wages and attacks on public education

By George Marlowe, 20 November 2019

Dutch health care strike: The defense of health care requires a socialist perspective

By Parwini Zora and Harm Zonderland, 20 November 2019

India: The indefinite strike by 48,000 Telangana transport workers at crossroads

By Kranti Kumara, 19 November 2019

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

Unifor imposes concessions contracts on Saskatchewan Crown Corporation workers

By Carl Bronski, 19 November 2019

Obituary

On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)

By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2019

An understanding of Bukovsky’s life and role in politics over the past half century must be placed within the broader context of the development of the October Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist reaction against it.

Socialist Equality Party (UK)

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

By our reporter, 18 November 2019

The SEP is waging a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

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.

Socialist Equality Party campaign team attends University College London strike of outsourced workers

By Thomas Scripps, 21 November 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Attend “Free Assange and Manning” meetings this weekend in Australia and New Zealand

By our reporter, 22 November 2019

All those who value and uphold core democratic principles, and who support the freedom of Assange and Manning, should attend the meetings this weekend.

Sweden drops investigation into bogus sexual misconduct allegations against Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2019

UN special rapporteur exposes Swedish sexual misconduct frame-up of Assange

Julian Assange appears in court via video link: Legal rights denied by judge

By Thomas Scripps, 19 November 2019

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Meeting defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning in Melbourne this Sunday

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

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

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 »

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.

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

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

25 years ago: Hurricane Gordon dissipates after two weeks of destruction

On November 21, 1994, Hurricane Gordon dissipated over South Carolina after nearly two weeks of destruction throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean. The hurricane hit parts of Central America, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the Turks and Caicos islands, the Bahamas, and the southeastern US coast for nearly two weeks.

More »

50 years ago: Native American group begins occupation of Alcatraz island

On November 20, 1969, a group of about 90 Native Americans led by Richard Oakes sailed small boats across San Francisco Bay and began an occupation of Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which had closed in 1963.

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75 years ago: Allied forces capture German town

On November 19, 1944, the British Second Army secured control of Geilenkirchen, a German town in North Rhine-Westphalia, near the border with the Netherlands. The successful offensive, aimed at establishing a base of operations for further incursions into Germany, underscored the military crisis of the Nazi regime and heightened the anticipation of a full-scale Allied invasion.

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100 years ago: US Senate fails to ratify Treaty of Versailles

On November 19, 1919, The United States Senate failed to secure the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, which had been negotiated by the Allied imperialist victors of World War I at the Paris Peace Conference that June.

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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

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

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