Impeachment hearing opens with Democratic Party blast against Russia

By Patrick Martin, 5 December 2019

The opening statement by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler set the tone for a hearing that repeatedly returned to the bogus allegations of massive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats’ report confirms anti-Russia axis of impeachment inquiry

US Attorney General William Barr’s brief for presidential dictatorship

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

Nearly 700,000 to lose food stamp benefits under new Trump Administration rule

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 December 2019

The rule will lead to 688,000 losing their SNAP benefits in the coming year.

UAW sanctions “perma-temps” in Fiat-Chrysler tentative agreement

By Tom Hall, 5 December 2019

The deal reached with FCA does not even include the fig leaf “pathway” for temporary workers to regular employment found in the GM and Ford contracts.

Fiat Chrysler workers face off against the UAW, an “FCA-controlled enterprise”

On eve of FCA contract votes, US Attorney says federal takeover of UAW still possible

Maoist union leaders isolate striking Motherson autoworkers in India

By Arun Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 5 December 2019

Union leaders are attempting to divert Motherson workers along reactionary Tamil nationalist lines.

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

Pompeo vows intervention against “riots” in Washington’s “own backyard”

By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2019

Immediately following Pompeo’s provocative speech, the US slapped new sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, which the secretary of state accused of fomenting violence.

Honduran court sentences seven men for killing of Berta Cáceres

By Andrea Lobo, 5 December 2019

The court ruling provides window-dressing for the authoritarian forms of rule introduced with the 2009 coup backed by the Obama administration.

Doctors condemn failure of British government to answer letter demanding medical care for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 5 December 2019

The doctors state that “the UK government’s refusal to take the required measures to protect Mr Assange’s rights, health and dignity appears...unlawfully and unnecessarily exposes Mr Assange to potentially irreversible medical risks.”

Mueller probe accessed the Google account of Assange supporter Somerset Bean

By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2019

Somerset Bean, an artist and political activist, who has been a staunch supporter of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, revealed on Monday that Google was compelled by court order to provide the US authorities access to his online account.

Assange is facing a “new form of forced rendition”
WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson addresses the Australian press club

Halt the extradition of Julian Assange!
CIA spying on Assange’s lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

Thousands of teachers strike in Croatia

By Markus Salzmann, 5 December 2019

The teachers, on strike for over a month, are demanding increased wages and improved working conditions in schools and colleges.

Thousands of Sri Lankan estate workers strike over workloads and wages

By M. Thevarajah and K. Kandipan, 5 December 2019

Strikes have erupted already in tea plantations following last month’s presidential election.

The ignominious fall of Kamala Harris

By Evan Blake, 5 December 2019

While attempting to strike a middle ground among the Democratic candidates, Harris never successfully convinced working class voters that she was progressive at all.

PG&E failed to do inspections and maintenance on power lines for years, report finds

By Kevin Martinez, 5 December 2019

The 700-page report found that the company had systemic failures when it came to updating and fixing its infrastructure leading up to the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 85 people.

Australian media’s “Chinese spy defection” story unravels

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 December 2019

The collapse of Wang Liqiang’s story, and the revelation that he is most likely “the spy who wasn’t,” is an object lesson in the fraudulent character of the entire anti-China campaign.

4 December 2019

Trump denounces Macron’s criticisms of NATO at London summit

By Alex Lantier, 4 December 2019

NATO bitterly divided as London summit begins

Protesters against London NATO summit speak in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 4 December 2019

Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!

Trump escalates global trade war

By Nick Beams, 4 December 2019

Germany: Far-right AfD’s party conference strengthens völkisch-nationalist “wing”

By Peter Schwarz, 4 December 2019

UK: South West Rail workers begin month-long strike to defend jobs and conditions.

By Robert Stevens, 4 December 2019

Catalan nationalists negotiate over support for PSOE-led Spanish government

By Alejandro López, 4 December 2019

Harry Dunn’s parents take legal action against UK Foreign Office

By Barry Mason, 4 December 2019

Harvard University graduate student union begins strike over pay, conditions

By Kate Randall, 4 December 2019

Harvard University grad students set to strike over pay, grievance procedures, healthcare

Ontario high school teachers stage one-day walkout Wednesday

By Roger Jordan, 4 December 2019

Australian government launches “foreign interference” taskforce

By Mike Head, 4 December 2019

Australian coronial inquiry clears prison officers in death of young Aboriginal man

By Robert Campion, 4 December 2019

Police massacre nine youth in repression of dance in Sao Paulo favela

By Brunna Machado and Tomas Castanheira, 3 December 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party

New in German

Fiat Chrysler-Arbeiter sind mit der korrupten UAW-Gewerkschaft konfrontiert

Jerry White, 5. Dezember 2019

Die Einschnitte, die den Autoarbeitern bei GM und Ford auferlegt wurden, hat die UAW durchgesetzt, die sich von den Konzernen systematisch bestechen lässt.

Gipfeltreffen in London: Trump weist Macrons Kritik an der Nato zurück

Alex Lantier, 5. Dezember 2019

Zu Beginn des zweitägigen Nato-Gipfels in London traten scharfe Konflikte zwischen den USA und den europäischen Großmächten offen zutage.

Juso-Chef Kühnert verteidigt Große Koalition

Ulrich Rippert, 5. Dezember 2019

In einem langen Interview mit der Rheinischen Post warnt der Vorsitzende der SPD-Jugendorganisation „vor den Folgen eines vorschnellen Ausstiegs“ aus der Großen Koalition.

Betriebsversammlung bei Daimler, Stuttgart
IG Metall kündigt weitere Angriffe auf die Beschäftigten an

K. Nesan, 5. Dezember 2019

Der Autobauer will mit Hilfe von IG Metall und Betriebsrat bis 2022 mindestens 10.000 Stellen abbauen.

New in Turkish

NATO’ya ve Trump’a karşı çıkmak, Julian Assange’ın özgürlüğü için mücadele demektir!

Chris Marsden, 5 Aralık 2019

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, bugün NATO’yu ve ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın Britanya ziyaretini protesto eden herkesi, savaşa karşı uluslararası bir mücadelenin mızrak başı olarak WikiLeaks’in kurucusu Julian Assange’ın özgürlüğünü talep etmeye çağırır.

İran hükümeti protestoları bastırmak için yüzlerce kişiyi öldürdü

Jean Shaoul, 5 Aralık 2019

Uluslararası hak örgütlerinin, muhalefet gruplarının ve yerel gazetecilerin haberlerine göre, güvenlik güçleri, 15 Kasım’da kitlesel işçi ve gençlik protestolarının patlak vermesinden bu yana 400’den fazla kişiyi öldürdü.

New in French

Au sommet de Londres, Trump attaque les critiques de Macron à l’égard de l’OTAN

Alex Lantier, 5 décembre 2019

Des conflits acerbes entre les États-Unis et les principaux pouvoirs européens ont éclaté au grand jour mardi, au début du sommet de l’OTAN à Londres.

Grève du 5 décembre: construisons des comités d’action indépendants pour mener la lutte politique contre Macron!

Anthony Torres, 5 décembre 2019

La grève du 5 décembre fait partie d’une vaste résurgence internationale de la lutte des classes qu’il faut organiser indépendamment des appareils syndicaux.

Allemagne: la conférence du parti d'extrême droite AfD renforce «l’Aile» nationaliste-raciale

Peter Swcharz, 5 décembre 2019

Dans l’AfD d’extrême droite, le groupe nationaliste-racial de l’« Aile » autour de Björn Höcke et Andreas Kalbitz s’est renforcé à l’issue de la conférence fédérale du parti

Les nationalistes catalans négocient un soutien au gouvernement espagnol dirigé par le PSOE

Alejandro López, 5 décembre 2019

Les partis nationalistes catalans négocient avec les sociaux-démocrates, alors même que ceux-ci attaquent les manifestations de masse en Catalogne et ciblent les partis nationalistes.

Les enseignants des écoles secondaires de l'Ontario organisent une grève d'une journée

Roger Jordan, 5 décembre 2019

Plus de 60.000 enseignants du secondaire de l'Ontario faisaient grève mercredi pour s'opposer aux compressions radicales que le gouvernement conservateur provincial impose à l'éducation et à leurs conditions d'emploi.

New in Spanish

Los trabajadores de Fiat Chrysler se enfrentan al UAW, una “empresa controlada por FCA”

Por Jerry White, 5 diciembre 2019

Las concesiones de los trabajadores de GM y Ford fueron impuestas por el sindicato United Auto Workers, el cual fue descrito en una denuncia legal de GM como una organización “comprada” por Fiat Chrysler.

Trump denuncia las críticas de Macron a la OTAN en la cumbre de Londres

Por Alex Lantier, 5 diciembre 2019

Afloraron ayer a la superficie conflictos resentidos entre los Estados Unidos y las principales potencias europeas, al arrancar la cumbre de dos días de la OTAN en Londres.

Atlantique: la cruel fortuna de la juventud africana

Por Joanne Laurier, 5 diciembre 2019

Atlantique, es un film emocionante y muy recordable, que trata de manera fantástica la juventud senegalesa perdida en el mar cuando toman viajes largos y peligrosos a Europa por razones económicas, así como a los que quedan atrás.

Perspectivas para la próxima revolución en Norteamérica: raza, clase y la lucha por el socialismo

Por Joe Kishore, 5 diciembre 2019

Esta es una versión editada de un informe entregado por el Secretario Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, Joseph Kishore, a reuniones en Michigan y California sobre el "Proyecto 1619" del New York Times.

New in Norwegian

Stans utleveringen av Julian Assange!
CIA-spionering på Assanges advokater eksponerer den kriminelle operasjonen mot WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren

Eric London, 4. desember 2019

Overvåkningen krenker den århundrer-gamle retten til advokat-klient privilegium og eksponerer påtalemyndigheten og utleveringsbestrebelsen som en illegal justiskonstruksjon.

NATO bittert splittet når London-toppmøtet ble innledet

Alex Lantier, 4. desember 2019

NATOs statssjefer ankom mandag London for et to-dager-langt toppmøte innledet på tirsdag, 70 år etter NATOs etablering, i kjølvannet av andre verdenskrig i 1949.

WikiLeaks-redaktør Kristinn Hrafnsson: «Dersom Julian blir brakt til den Djevleøya på andre siden av Atlanteren, da er hans liv tapt»

Oscar Grenfell og Richard Phillips, 4. desember 2019

I et intervju med WSWS uttalte Hrafnsson: «Julian Assanges sak er, på alle måter, vendepunktet. Det er det største og mest alvorlige angrepet på journalistikk og den frie presse på flere tiår, om ikke 100 år.»

Opponering mot NATO og Trump betyr å slåss for Julian Assanges løslatelse!

Chris Marsden, 4. desember 2019

Trumps og Boris Johnsons mål er enten å få sendt Assange over til USA for å bure ham inne og kaste nøkkelen, eller å få utsatt ham for en slik psykisk og fysisk grusomhet at han dør i fengsel.

Irans regjering dreper hundrevis i forsøk på å undertrykke de verste protester på tiår

Jean Shaoul, 4. desember 2019

Det er ingen tvil om at USA, Saudi-Arabia, Gulf-monarkiene og Israel prøver å utnytte den eskalerende krisen Iran kontronterer.

New in Russian

Дэвид Норт представляет турецкое издание В защиту Льва Троцкого на книжной ярмарке в Стамбуле

От нашего корреспондента, 3 декабря 2019 г.

Издательство Mehring Yayıncılık анонсировало публикацию пяти важных работ Международного Комитета Четвертого Интернационала (МКЧИ) на международной книжной ярмарке в Стамбуле, включая две работы, автором которых является Дэвид Норт.

New in Portuguese

Cresce onda de apoio ao editor do WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 Dezembro 2019

A onda de apoio a Assange é um golpe bem-vindo à conspiração de silêncio em torno de sua perseguição, que é imposta por governos, partidos do establishment e pela mídia corporativa em todo o mundo.

Bolsonaro lança programa Verde e Amarelo para impulsionar “competitividade”

Tomas Castanheira, 2 Dezembro 2019

O próprio presidente brasileiro admitiu que o programa de emprego, que faz referência às cores nacionais, possui o objetivo de “reduzir os custos da mão de obra” para atrair investimentos.

New in Chinese

数十万人走上香港街头抗议

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

昨天,超过五十万人走上香港的街头抗议市政府的反民主举措,并纪念1971年7月1日这个英国把其前殖民地移交给中国的日子。

总罢工标志着工人阶级加入香港的抗议之中

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

在这场被政府的引渡法律触发的日益扩大的群众性抗议里,香港工人在星期一的总罢工标志着一个新的阶段。来自各行各业的上万名工人——包括铁路、机场、公共事务,工程,建筑,金融和银行——参与了抗议。这些抗议干扰中断了这座城市的交通系统,并限制了其国际机场的运作。

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 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".

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Perspective

NATO summit dominated by growing inter-state conflicts

5 December 2019

Explosive conflicts over trade and military policy between Washington and its main European allies erupted this week at the NATO summit in London.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

French public sector strike: Build independent committees of action for political struggle against Macron

By Anthony Torres, 5 December 2019

The December 5 strike is part of a vast international resurgence of class struggle in opposition to social inequality and military-police repression.

The DSA on impeachment or: How the DSA learned to stop worrying and love Bolton

Obama spearheads campaign against Sanders’ nomination as Democratic presidential candidate

Arts Review

Opera singer Plácido Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment allegations

By David Walsh, 5 December 2019

In an interview with the Spanish online publication El Confidencial, opera legend Domingo explained that these “have been the most difficult months of my life.”

Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables: French youth in revolt

By David Walsh, 4 December 2019

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: A gangster’s life and claims

By Kevin Martinez and David Walsh, 3 December 2019

Mehring Books

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.

Free Assange and Manning

Australian teenagers call for support for Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 5 December 2019

“The only way to help Assange is a mass of people having his back and supporting him so that they have to release him because the people are against it.”

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: “If Julian is taken to that Devil’s Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost”

By Oscar Grenfell and Richard Phillips, 3 December 2019

Doctors’ open letter defending Julian Assange wins global support

By Laura Tiernan, 27 November 2019

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

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP candidate Thomas Scripps addresses UK Somali community hustings

By our reporters, 5 December 2019

The November 30 meeting was attended by representatives of voluntary and campaigning organisations. The Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties and Plaid Cymru also sent representatives.

“You are the luckiest generation in history because you have the opportunity to change the world”
Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting

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.

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.

Book Review

A Warning: A manifesto of the pro-war “Resistance” in the American state

By Andre Damon, 4 December 2019

The book makes clear that the “Resistance” to Trump’s policies within the US government, which forms the basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, centers on claims that Trump is insufficiently aggressive in defending and expanding America’s imperial interests.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 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.

“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

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

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

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

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Workers Struggles

Australia: Vote ‘no’ to the NSWTF salaries agreement! Form rank-and-file committees to defend public education

By the Committee For Public Education, 4 December 2019

The NSW Teachers Federation is seeking to split and isolate teachers as they meet at hundreds of different venues across the state to hear details of the latest award.

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE, student unions defend students in Germany against right-wing attacks

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.

25 years ago: Over 300 killed in fire in China

On December 8, 1994, a fire in a crowded theater in the northwest Chinese oil town of Karamay in Xinjiang province took the lives of 323 school children and their teachers.

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50 years ago: Black Panther leader Fred Hampton murdered by Chicago police

Fred Hampton, chairman of the Chicago branch of the Black Panther Party and member of the Panther Central Committee, was shot and killed by Chicago police officers while he slept in his bed on December 4, 1969, at the group’s headquarters.

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75 years ago: British troops open fire on Greek protesters

On December 3, 1944, British soldiers and Greek police opened fire on a mass demonstration of workers and youth in Athens, killing at least 28 and wounding an estimated 100.

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100 years ago: Senators demand US prepare to invade Mexico

On December 3, 1919, two members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Republican Albert Fall of New Mexico and Democrat Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska, announced they would visit President Woodrow Wilson to ascertain his attitude on the breaking of diplomatic relations with Mexico, the first step toward a declaration of war.

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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.

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

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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

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