Mercedes-Benz to cut more than 10,000 jobs

By K. Nesan, 30 November 2019

The announcement is part of a sweeping assault on jobs in the international auto industry.

A socialist response to the global jobs massacre in the auto industry

Automaker Audi slashes 9,500 jobs in Germany

More on autoworkers struggles »

Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath

By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2019

Adel Abdul Mahdi’s announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.

Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 30 November 2019

The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.

John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: “Look how you frighten them!”

By our reporter, 30 November 2019

The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.

Australian Labor Party shuts down parliamentary discussion on Assange

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests

By Jordan Shilton, 30 November 2019

US imperialism is chiefly responsible for the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf. But the claims of the Iranian regime that “collective security” can be achieved by establishing a closer military alliance with Beijing and Moscow are reactionary.

After student sets himself on fire, French youth protest: “Precariousness kills”

By Francis Dubois, 30 November 2019

Anas K.’s desperate action and his scathing denunciation of the Macron government and of capitalism have reverberated powerfully among tens of thousands of students who face the same dire conditions.

Hillsborough families denied justice for 96 deaths after 30 years, as ex-police chief walks free

By Robert Stevens, 30 November 2019

David Duckenfield, former match commander of the South Yorkshire Police, was found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.

Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost-cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 2

By Alice Summers, 30 November 2019

The FBU’s lengthy study is all the more important in the context of a concerted smear campaign by the media, the police investigation and the official Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which have set out to cover up the principal causes of the fire and shift the blame to the London Fire Brigade.

Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 1

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Berlin Tax Office withdraws charitable status from Nazi victims’ organisation

By Justus Leicht, 30 November 2019

The decision is tantamount to a ban, depriving the organisation of tax concessions vital to fund its work.

Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes

By Jacob Crosse, 30 November 2019

The Port Neches plant, owned by the Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has been out of compliance for years and fined multiple times by the Environmental Protection Agency.

John Deere demands further job cuts through “voluntary separation program”

By George Gallanis, 30 November 2019

The “voluntary separation program” was announced just prior to Deere’s posting of lower net income during its fourth quarterly earnings call.

Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal condemns government’s treatment of indigenous children

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 30 November 2019

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.

Australian bank chief resigns over money laundering charges

By Mike Head, 30 November 2019

This latest scandal does not directly involve cheating customers, but centres on allegations of evading official transaction-tracking measures.

29 November 2019

Trump signs Hong Kong “democracy” bill

By Nick Beams, 29 November 2019

The lessons of the Hong Kong protests for the working class

US media ramps up anti-China campaign over Uyghur “human rights”

Australian establishment’s anti-China campaign goes into overdrive

Australian media and intelligence agencies reveal “Chinese spy” defection

Canadian government-sponsored Security Forum rails against “strategic adversaries” China and Russia

Podemos party backs Spanish internet censorship law

By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, 29 November 2019

Calls grow for mass December 5 protest strike against French pension cuts

By Anthony Torres, 29 November 2019

Sri Lankan president appoints minority government and puts security forces on alert

By Saman Gunadasa, 29 November 2019

Delay in publication of UK security report used to feed anti-Russian campaign

By Paul Bond, 29 November 2019

UK’s chief rabbi aids right-wing campaign against Corbyn

German government plans new military interventions, massive rearmament

By Johannes Stern, 29 November 2019

Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam

By Jacob Crosse, 29 November 2019

Trump threatens to designate Mexican cartels as “terrorists”

Brookings Institution study finds a staggering 44 percent of US workers earn low wages

By Jessica Goldstein, 29 November 2019

Renewed surge in US mergers

Some production resumes as US copper miners’ strike drags on

By Samuel Davidson, 29 November 2019

Workers underpaid by $1.35 billion a year
Low wage rises in Australia “become the new normal”

By Nick Beams, 29 November 2019

New in Arabic

الأصول السياسية وتداعيات انشقاق اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة خلال 1982- 1986

By بقلم دافيد نورث, ٢ آب أغسطس ٢٠١٩

هذه محاضرة قدمها دافيد نورث في افتتاح المدرسة الصيفية لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في 21 يوليو/ تموز 2019 . نورث هو الرئيس الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية وهو رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية .

حمام الدم في بغداد

١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

ارتفع عدد القتلى في الاحتجاجات الجماهيرية التي هزت العراق خلال الأسابيع السبعة الماضية إلى أكثر من 330 ، مع ما يقدر بنحو خمسة عشر ألف جريح. واصل الشباب العراقيين التدفق إلى الشوارع في تحد للقمع العنيف للضغط على مطالبهم بالوظائف والمساواة الاجتماعية ووضع حد للنظام السياسي الفاسد الذي أوجده الاحتلال الأمريكي الذي أعقب الغزو الأمريكي الإجرامي عام 2003.

الولايات المتحدة تعلن أن المستوطنات الإسرائيلية لم تعد غير قانونية

By بقلم جين شاعول, ١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

أعلن وزير الخارجية مايك بومبيو يوم الاثنين أن الولايات المتحدة لم تعد تنظر إلى المستوطنات الإسرائيلية على الأراضي الفلسطينية التي تم الاستيلاء عليها خلال الحرب العربية الإسرائيلية عام 1967باعتبارها غير قانونية.

جنود إسرائيليون سابقون يقومون بجولة في الولايات المتحدة لإستنكار احتلال الأراضي الفلسطينية

By بقلم فريد مازليس, ١٢ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

تقوم مجموعة من الجنود الإسرائيليين السابقين في خضم جولة أمريكية للتحدث عن حقيقة الاحتلال الطويل الأمد للأراضي الفلسطينية. تم تنظيم الجولة ، التي بدأت في فيلادلفيا الأسبوع الماضي ، من قبل "كسر الصمت" ، وهي منظمة من الجنود المخضرمين الذين "أخذوا على عاتقهم تعريض الجمهور لواقع الحياة اليومية في الأراضي المحتلة".

New in Chinese


作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日



作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日


New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছেবাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের বিচার ভারতের সুপ্রিম কোর্ট হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী হিংসাকে বৈধতা দিল

Keith Jones, ১১ নভেম্বর ২০১৯

উত্তর প্রদেশের অযোধ্যায় একটি বিখ্যাত মসজিদকে ধ্বংস করতে এবং তার জায়গায় পৌরাণিক হিন্দু দেবতা শ্রীরামের একটি মন্দির গড়তে ভারতের শাসক দল ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি) এবং তাদের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী মিত্ররা দশকের পর দশক ধরে যে হিংসার আশ্রয় নিয়েছে, গত শনিবারের এক আদেশে, ভারতের সর্বোচ্চ আদালত সেই হিংসাকে ন্যায্য বলে শিলমোহর দিয়েছে।

New in Telugu

భారతదేశంలోని తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రంలో సమ్మె చేస్తున్న రవాణా కార్మికులపై పోలీసు హింస, 5,000 మందికి పైగా అరెస్టు

క్రాంతి కుమార, 11 నవంబర్ 2019

48,000 మంది తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ (ఆర్టీసీ) కార్మికులు ఐదు వారాలుగా సమ్మె చేస్తున్నారు. ఆ సమ్మెకు నాయకత్వం వహిస్తున్న కార్మిక ఐక్య కార్యాచరణ కమిటీ (జేఏసీ) నాయకులతో సహా 5,000 మందికి పైగా కార్మికులను శుక్రవారం తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం"ముందస్తు జాగ్రత్తగా అదుపులోకి" (“preventive custody”) తీసుకుంది.

New in Turkish

Şili diktatörlük tehditlerinin ortasında üçüncü genel grevle felç edildi

Andrea Lobo, 28 Kasım 2019

Augusto Pinochet’in CIA destekli faşist darbesinden kırk altı yıl sonra, Şili oligarşisi, yüz binlerce işçinin ve gencin büyüyen protestolarını bastırmak için diktatörlük yönetimine geri dönüyor.

DEUK’taki bölünmenin derslerinin çıkarılması—Uluslararası Strateji ve Ulusal Taktikler: DEUK’un ulusal kurtuluş hareketlerine yaklaşımındaki değişim

Deepal Jayasekera, 28 Kasım 2019

RCL’nin ulusal sorun üzerine siyasi çizgisi, doğru bir şekilde uluslararası stratejiye ulusal taktikler karşısında üstünlük veren DEUK ile yapılan kapsamlı tartışmalardan ortaya çıktı.

New in Norwegian

Trumps benådning av krigsforbrytelser: Kultivering av en fascistisk base i militæret

Bill Van Auken, 28. november 2019

Den uforlignelige intervensjonen til forsvar for Navy Seal Edward Gallagher er innrettet ikke bare på å lette krigsforbrytelser i utlandet, men forberedelsen av styrker til bruk mot arbeiderklassen på hjemmebane.

Legers åpne brev til forsvar for Julian Assange vinner global støtte

Laura Tiernan, 28. november 2019

Det åpne brevet fra leger som forlanger tiltak for å redde livet til den fengslede WikiLeaks-utgiveren Julian Assange har fått internasjonal medieomtale og vunnet økende støtte fra leger.

Australias statsminister avviser Pamela Andersons appell om at hans regjering forsvarer Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 28. november 2019

Avvisningen fra både regjeringskoalisjonen og Labor-opposisjonen om å stå opp for Assanges rettigheter som australsk statsborger, er uløselig knyttet til deres støtte for alliansen med USA og deres egen dreining til politistat-tiltak.

Fire år etter Paris-avtalen
FN-rapport oppfordrer til «radikale transformasjoner» for å unngå global klimakatastrofe

Bryan Dyne, 28. november 2019

Økende globale utslipp av klimagasser demonstrerer den manglende evnen til å takle klimaendringer under kapitalismen.

Chile lammet av den tredje nasjonalstreiken, med voksende fare for diktatur

Andrea Lobo, 28. november 2019

Fagforeningene anvender periodiske streiker for å slite ned det sosiale oppsvinget, akkurat som de har gjort for å bedra alle store klasseaksjoner siden Pinochet-diktaturet.

New in French

La grève du 5 décembre contre la réforme des retraites s'annonce massive

Anthony Torres, 28 novembre 2019

Il s’agit d’ôter le contrôle de la grève aux syndicats, de former des comités d’action indépendants et lutter pour l’expropriation de l’aristocratie financière internationale.

Les agriculteurs français mobilisés contre le diktat de la grande distribution

nos reporters, 28 novembre 2019

Des centaines de tracteurs ont bloqué des axes routiers à Paris et à Lyon hier, alors que les agriculteurs manifestaient contre les bas prix imposés par la grande distribution.

Les étudiants français manifestent suite à l’immolation d’Anas K.

Francis Dubois, 28 novembre 2019

La précarité de centaines de milliers d’étudiants en France les place dans les mêmes conditions qui poussent les jeunes à entrer en lutte à travers le monde entier.

Le Chili paralysé par une troisième grève nationale alors que la menace de dictature augmente

Andrea Lobo, 28 novembre 2019

Les syndicats ont recours à des grèves intermittentes pour enrayer l’élan social, comme ils l'ont fait en trahissant toutes les grandes actions collectives de classe depuis la dictature de Pinochet.

Les Teamsters mettent fin à la grève du CN et font l'éloge du gouvernement libéral du Canada

Keith Jones, 28 novembre 2019

Tout porte à croire que le syndicat a abandonné la plupart, sinon la totalité, des revendications clés des travailleurs du CN dans sa hâte de mettre fin à la grève et d'éviter une confrontation avec le gouvernement libéral fédéral.

Le constructeur automobile Audi supprime 9 500 emplois en Allemagne

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 28 novembre 2019

Les suppressions d’emplois font partie d’une offensive contre les travailleurs de l’automobile, qui pourrait voir la perte de 15 pour cent des 820 000 travailleurs du secteur de l’automobile et des pièces détachées en Allemagne.

Les étudiants à Paris-Tolbiac critiquent Macron et la précarité

nos correspondants, 28 novembre 2019

Lors du rassemblement contre la précarité à la faculté de Tolbiac à Paris, des étudiants ont critiqué les conditions de vie des étudiants et l’indifférence des pouvoirs publics.

La lettre ouverte des médecins défendant Julian Assange obtient un soutien mondial

Laura Tiernan, 28 novembre 2019

Une lettre ouverte de médecins appelant à agir de façon urgente pour sauver la vie de Julian Assange, l’éditeur emprisonné de WikiLeaks, a reçu une couverture médiatique internationale et a suscité un soutien croissant parmi les médecins.

Le premier ministre australien rejette l’appel de Pamela Anderson pour que son gouvernement défende Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 28 novembre 2019

Le refus de la Coalition et du Parti travailliste de défendre les droits du citoyen australien Assange est indissolublement lié à leur soutien de l’alliance avec les États-Unis et à leur propre recours à des mesures d’État policier.

La directrice du Projet 1619 parle à l'Université de New York
Nikole Hannah-Jones, la théorie raciale et l’Holocauste

Eric London et David North, 28 novembre 2019

Aucune des déclarations faites par Hannah-Jones devant son auditoire de l’Université de New York sur des enjeux historiques ne résiste à un examen rigoureux.

New in German

Trump begnadigt Kriegsverbrecher, um eine faschistische Basis im Militär aufzubauen

Bill Van Auken, 28. November 2019

Trumps beispielloses Eingreifen zugunsten des Navy-Seals Edward Gallagher dient nicht nur dazu, Kriegsverbrechen im Ausland zu erleichtern, sondern auch Einsätze der Streitkräfte gegen die Arbeiterklasse im Inland vorzubereiten.

Finanzamt entzieht Verfolgten des Naziregimes die Gemeinnützigkeit

Justus Leicht, 28. November 2019

Die Entscheidung, der VVN-BdA den Status der Gemeinnützigkeit zu entziehen, könnte im Ergebnis einem kalten Verbot gleichkommen.

„30 Jahre Mauerfall – Eine marxistische Einschätzung“
Veranstaltungen der SGP in Stuttgart, Dresden und Frankfurt am Main

unseren Korrespondenten, 28. November 2019

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei führt gegenwärtig eine Veranstaltungsreihe zum Ende der DDR durch. Sie begann am 9. November in Berlin, wurde in Stuttgart, Dresden und Frankfurt am Main fortgesetzt und endet am kommenden Samstag in München.

Die Leiterin des „Projekts 1619“ sprach an der New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, der Mythos der Rasse und der Holocaust

Eric London und David North, 28. November 2019

Hannah-Jones machte keine einzige Aussage zu historischen Fragen, die einer ernsthaften Prüfung standhält.

Österreichs Grüne vor Regierungseintritt

Markus Salzmann, 28. November 2019

Mit einer möglichen ÖVP-Grünen-Regierung wäre keine Abkehr von der extrem rechten Politik der Vorgängerregierung verbunden. Die Grünen würden die Rolle der rechtsextremen FPÖ übernehmen und deren Politik fortsetzen.

New in Spanish

Los indultos por crímenes de guerra: Trump cultiva su base fascistizante en el ejército

Por Bill Van Auken, 28 noviembre 2019

La intervención sin precedentes en defensa del Seal de la Armada, Edward Gallagher, no solo busca facilitar los crímenes de guerra en el extranjero, sino preparar las fuerzas que serán utilizadas contra la clase obrera en casa.

El fabricante de automóviles Audi recorta 9.500 empleos en Alemania

Por Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 28 noviembre 2019

La destrucción de empleo es parte de una ofensiva global contra los trabajadores de la industria automotriz, que podría costar al menos el 15 por ciento de los empleos a los 820.000 trabajadores alemanes de las industrias de la fabricación de automóviles y de partes.

La ola de huelgas en Perú aviva los temores de la clase dominante sobre el "contagio" chileno

Por Cesar Uco y Bill Van Auken, 28 noviembre 2019

En medio de su crisis política más profunda, los indicadores económicos del Perú se han reducido drásticamente y la lucha de clases se está calentando.

Carta abierta de los doctores defendiendo a Julian Assange gana apoyo global

Por Laura Tiernan, 28 noviembre 2019

Una carta abierta de médicos que insta a tomar medidas para salvar la vida del editor encarcelado de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, ha recibido cobertura mediática internacional, ganando un creciente apoyo entre los médicos.

Los médicos exigen una intervención médica "urgente" para salvar la vida de Julian Assange

Por Laura Tiernan, 28 noviembre 2019

Más de 65 médicos eminentes del Reino Unido y de todo el mundo emitieron una carta abierta pidiendo medidas urgentes para proteger la vida del fundador encarcelado de WikiLeaks y periodista, Julian Assange.

Crecientes preocupaciones sobre la estabilidad del sistema monetario internacional

Por Nick Beams, 28 noviembre 2019

Las preocupaciones sobre una posible crisis del sistema monetario están siendo alimentadas por las experiencias de la última década de política monetaria.

Bernie Sanders prescinde de su "revolución política" en el quinto debate presidencial demócrata

Por Niles Niemuth, 28 noviembre 2019

Sanders declaró en el debate del miércoles por la noche que estaba de acuerdo con Obama en que no era necesario "derribar el sistema y rehacerlo".

Manifiesto del Partido Laborista del Reino Unido: un plan para salvar el capitalismo

Por Robert Stevens, 28 noviembre 2019

Es extraordinario que, en condiciones en las que millones de jóvenes buscan una alternativa socialista, ni el prólogo de Corbyn al manifiesto ni el texto real del documento de 107 páginas menciona la palabra "socialismo".

La directora del Proyecto 1619 habla en la Universidad de Nueva York
Nikole Hannah-Jones, la teoría de la raza y el Holocausto

Por Eric London y David North, 28 noviembre 2019

No hubo una sola declaración hecha por Hannah-Jones en la Universidad de Nueva York sobre temas de historia que resistiera un serio escrutinio.

Una entrevista con el historiador James Oakes sobre el Proyecto 1619 del New York Times

Por Tom Mackaman, 28 noviembre 2019

El World Socialist Web Site habló recientemente con James Oakes, profesor distinguido de Historia y profesor de Humanidades de la Escuela de Graduados del Centro de Graduados de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, sobre el Proyecto 1619 del New York Times.

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 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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Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

30 November 2019

The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Book Review

The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality

By Andre Damon, 30 November 2019

Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.

Mehring Books

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.


“When the Declaration says that all men are created equal, that is no myth”
An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 28 November 2019

Gordon Wood is professor emeritus at Brown University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, as well as Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815.

“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

An interview with historian James Oakes 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

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

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

There was not a single statement made by Hannah-Jones at NYU on historical issues that withstands serious examination.

Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site

By Eric London, 27 November 2019

In defiance of repression, Colombian workers mount second national strike in the past week

By Evan Blake, 28 November 2019

Chile paralyzed by third national strike amid mounting threats of dictatorship

Social counterrevolution and the decline in US life expectancy

By Niles Niemuth, 28 November 2019

Trump’s war crime pardons: Cultivating a fascistic base in the military

By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2019

US navy secretary fired in case of pardoned SEAL war criminal

Growing concerns over stability of the international monetary system

By Nick Beams, 27 November 2019

Leaked email on alleged chemical attack shows 2018 strikes against Syria based on lies

By Niles Niemuth, 25 November 2019

Arts Review

Scott Z. Burns’ The Report  exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats

By Joanne Laurier, 29 November 2019

Ford v Ferrari: Life at high speed

By Joanne Laurier, 27 November 2019

Modern-day philistinism and reaction: the New York Times considers “canceling” French painter Paul Gauguin

By David Walsh, 25 November 2019

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

By Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019

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

Workers Struggles

Indian auto parts workers demand union rights; Bangladesh cargo workers on indefinite strike; French Polynesia hotel workers expand walkout
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

30 November 2019

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

Teamsters for a Democratic Union endorses ex-Hoffa lieutenant for union president

By Steve Filips and Tom Hall, 28 November 2019

After union surrenders, Telangana mobilizes police to bar “fired” TSRTC workers’ return

By Kranti Kumara, 28 November 2019

The unions instructed the 48,000 TSRTC workers to end their courageous anti-privatization strike and report for work Tuesday. But the government, intent on purging the workforce, barred their way.

Teamsters shut down CN Rail strike, praise Canada’s big business Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 27 November 2019

Democratic Party calls on Washington Metro Transit Authority to intervene against striking transit workers

By Nick Barrickman, 26 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

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

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

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party campaigns at Chalcot Estate in North London
Britain's cladding crisis

By Our reporters, 28 November 2019

Most of the Chalcot Estate’s 717 homes, roughly 3,000 people, were evacuated in June 2017 after fire experts told the local council they could not guarantee the tower blocks they lived in were safe. They are still not safe.

Christoph Vandreier and David North to speak at Sydney Gleebooks launch of Why Are They Back?

27 November 2019

Vandreier’s and North’s discussion will focus on the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.

SEP election teams in Britain win warm response

By our reporters, 27 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in Sheffield Central, Manchester Central and Holborn and St. Pancras in London.

Thousands of UK university staff begin eight-day strike with support of students

Lecturers and students speak out in UK university strike
”Whether you’re in Hong Kong, Bolivia, Chile or Lebanon, in Britain or in Italy, it’s the same fight…against social inequality and social injustice”

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

By our reporter, 18 November 2019

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.

Free Assange and Manning

Australian PM rejects Pamela Anderson’s appeal that his government defend Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 November 2019

The refusal of the Coalition and Labor to uphold Assange’s rights as an Australian citizen is inextricably tied to their support for the US alliance and their own turn to police state measures.

Doctors’ open letter defending Julian Assange wins global support

By Laura Tiernan, 27 November 2019

An open letter by doctors urging action to save the life of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has received international media coverage, winning growing support among doctors.

The significance of the doctors’ open letter in defence of Julian Assange

An open letter from doctors: Julian Assange “could die in prison”

24 November 2019

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand pass resolutions demanding freedom of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporter, 26 November 2019

Attendees at meetings in Australia and NZ support campaign for release of Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 26 November 2019

Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson addresses public meetings in Australia

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 »

25 years ago: US House passes General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

On November 30, 1994, the US House of Representatives passed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) by a 288 to 146 vote. The lame-duck meeting of the Democratic-controlled House sent President Bill Clinton’s legislation to implement an expanded GATT to the Senate for a final vote. Majorities of both Democrats and Republicans supported the trade pact.

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50 years ago: Trial and cover-up of the My Lai Massacre

On November 25, 1969, the first reports emerged in the press that a low-ranking US Army officer, Lieutenant William Calley Jr., would be charged by a military court for killing 109 men, women and children at My Lai, South Vietnam, in March 1968. The charges against Calley were an attempt at damage control after the massacre at My Lai had been made public by journalist Seymour Hersh one week earlier.

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75 years ago: Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz crematoria

On November 26, 1944, Heinrich Himmler, the chief of German police and director of the Reich Main Security Office for the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler, ordered preparations to be made for destruction of the crematoria at the Auschwitz concentration camp, at which nearly one million Jews had been murdered.

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100 years ago: Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allied imperialist powers and Balkan states

On November 27, 1919, as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in the aftermath of the First World War, the Kingdom of Bulgaria signed a treaty with France, Britain, the United States and surrounding states such as Yugoslavia, Greece and Romania at Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris.

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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.

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!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

More on the 2019 Sri Lankan SEP election campaign »


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

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 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