Fighting mounts as Washington backs Turkish attack on Syria, Russia

By Alex Lantier, 21 February 2020

US-backed Turkish military operations targeting Syrian and Russian units in Syria could escalate into an all-out clash between Russia and the entire NATO alliance.

Washington backs Turkey as border clashes mount with Syria and Russia

Las Vegas debate reveals deepening Democratic Party crisis

By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2020

All five rivals of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders indicated they would deny him the nomination even if he won the most votes in the primaries.

Sanders’ surge in the polls triggers new provocations by media, Democratic establishment

“This is the Dreyfus case of our age”
UK Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison

By Oscar Grenfell, 21 February 2020

McDonnell described the Assange case as “one of the most important and significant political trials of this generation,” but made clear that his party will do nothing to mobilise the immense popular support that exists for the WikiLeaks publisher.

Australian MPs visit Julian Assange at Belmarsh Prison

Growing support for Julian Assange on eve of extradition hearings

Veteran “Four Corners” journalist Andrew Fowler denounces Australian government’s refusal to defend Assange

By Richard Phillips and James Cogan, 21 February 2020

“The persecution of Assange is an attack on anyone who speaks out against the power and authority of the United States. It is a warning to every journalist: ‘Pull your head in. Shut up. Don’t question.’”

Assange defence team: “The empire calls it espionage. We call it journalism”

German politicians and cultural professionals demand release of Julian Assange

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

EU agrees to new military mission against Libya

By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2020

The foreign ministers of all 27 EU countries agreed on a new military mission in Libya on Monday.

Support for UC Santa Cruz strike spreads to other campuses, faculty

By Jonathan Burleigh, 21 February 2020

The Faculty Senate passed a resolution in favor of striking students and demonstrations have spread to at least four other UC campuses.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion climate change fund

By Kevin Reed, 21 February 2020

In response to growing opposition within Amazon, as well as society as a whole, to the growing climate crisis and the role of super-rich billionaires in it, Bezos, the world’s richest person, has launched a new philanthropic fund.

Michael Grimes, former top UAW administrative assistant, sentenced to 28 months for role in kickback scheme

By Tom Hall, 21 February 2020

Grimes and other UAW officials pocketed millions of dollar in kickbacks from vendors of union-branded merchandise in an operation run out the UAW-General Motors Center for Human Resources.

“What happened to the eight hour day?”
GM workers in Lansing oppose forced overtime, UAW treachery

Ukrainian President Zelensky reshuffles staff amid political crisis

By Jason Melanovski, 21 February 2020

Underlying the reshuffling of Zelensky’s staff and the crisis of his government are intense conflicts within the Ukrainian oligarchy over domestic and foreign policy and growing class tensions.

UK Johnson government rolls out restrictive “points-based” immigration system

By Richard Tyler, 21 February 2020

Those in the trade union bureaucracy who advocated for Brexit, including various Stalinists in the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and “Blue Labour” ideologues such as Paul Embery, together with their accomplices such as the Socialist Party, are politically responsible for this outcome.

Brazilian Army general takes over as Bolsonaro’s chief of staff

By Tomas Castanheira, 21 February 2020

The Brazilian military now holds 9 of 22 cabinet seats—including all of those with offices in the Planalto presidential palace—and has gained a presence in practically every ministry.

Sri Lankan school teachers join rising opposition to Rajapakse government

By Kapila Fernando and Pradeep Ramanayake, 21 February 2020

In opposition to racist provocations whipped up by Sri Lanka’s ruling elite, teachers from the north and east of the island participated in the Colombo protest.

Qantas threatens to replace pilots with outside crews

By Terry Cook, 21 February 2020

Qantas has issued an ultimatum to its long-haul pilots, while its low-cost Jetstar airline confronts its pilots and ground crews.

19 February 2020

Trump pardons ruling class criminals

By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2020

Trump emerges strengthened after Democrats’ impeachment debacle

Two thousand former US Justice Department officials call for resignation of William Barr

Trump pledges to veto war powers resolution, uses Pentagon funds to build border wall

Wall Street celebrates Milken pardon

By Nick Beams, 20 February 2020

More on the Trump presidency »

Lawyers file new motion demanding release of Chelsea Manning

By Kevin Reed, 20 February 2020

German Education Minister Karliczek supports right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 20 February 2020

Erfurt, Germany: 20,000 demonstrate against fascism

Germany: Left Party proposes a Christian Democrat as state premier in Thuringia

By Ulrich Rippert, 20 February 2020

Labor Party leads Australian attack on British government over Huawei

By Mike Head, 20 February 2020

US slaps sanctions on Russian oil company trading with Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2020

Tens of thousands of UK university staff begin 14 days of strikes

By Simon Whelan and Robert Stevens, 20 February 2020

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 2
“The more you find out, the more you discover that people have been dying on these things for years and years.”

By our reporter, 20 February 2020

Canada’s NDP rushes to Trudeau’s rescue amid “national crisis” over pipeline protests

By Roger Jordan, 20 February 2020

Quebec Premier’s Facebook page flooded with anti-Muslim messages

By Louis Girard, 20 February 2020

Quebec: Students protest against CAQ’s chauvinist “secularism” law

14,000 Safeway workers in Northern California prepare for possible strike

By Evan Winters, 20 February 2020

20,000 flee Kazakhstan after inter-ethnic violence claims 11 lives

By David Levine, 20 February 2020

East Timor’s coalition government collapses

By Patrick O’Connor, 20 February 2020

New in French

La ministre allemande de l'Éducation soutient le professeur d'extrême droite Jörg Baberowski

Johannes Stern, 21 février 2020

Le gouvernement allemand défend le professeur d'extrême droite après qu'il eut menacé et agressé physiquement le porte-parole de l'IYSSE, Sven Wurm, sur le campus de l'université Humboldt de Berlin.

Le soutien s’accroit pour Julian Assange à la veille des audiences d'extradition

Oscar Grenfell, 21 février 2020

La lutte pour libérer Julian Assange nécessite la mobilisation de la classe ouvrière, et non pas des appels moraux aux politiciens capitalistes.

Des députés australiens rendent visite à Julian Assange à la prison de Belmarsh

Oscar Grenfell, 21 février 2020

Andrew Wilkie et George Christensen ont affirmé qu’ils étaient en accord avec l’évaluation de Nils Melzer, rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies, selon laquelle Assange est victime de torture psychologique.

New in German

Stoppt den rechten Terror!

Peter Schwarz, 21. Februar 2020

Ein rechtsextremer Terrorist hat am Mittwochabend in der hessischen Stadt Hanau neun Menschen erschossen und sechs weitere Personen verletzt, eine davon schwer.

Zehntausende protestieren in ganz Deutschland gegen rechten Terror

unseren Reportern, 21. Februar 2020

Am Donnerstag nahmen in über 50 Städten insgesamt zehntausende Menschen an spontanen Mahnwachen und Demonstrationen in Gedenken an die Opfer des Anschlags von Hanau teil. Allein in Hanau versammelten sich Tausende, um ihrem Entsetzen und ihrer Wut über den rechten Terror Ausdruck zu verleihen.

Stellvertretender SGP-Vorsitzender zum Terroranschlag von Hanau
"Um den rechten Terror zu stoppen, muss man wissen, wo er herkommt"

Christoph Vandreier, 21. Februar 2020

Der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei über den rechten Terroranschlag von Hanau und die Verantwortung der etablierten Parteien, die ihn mit ihrer rechten Politik ideologisch vorbereitet haben.

Wachsende Unterstützung für Julian Assange am Vorabend der Auslieferungsanhörungen

Oscar Grenfell, 21. Februar 2020

Der Kampf für die Befreiung Assanges erfordert die Mobilisierung der Arbeiterklasse – nicht moralische Appelle an kapitalistische Politiker.

Chelsea Mannings Anwälte beantragen erneut ihre Freilassung

Kevin Reed, 21. Februar 2020

Mannings Anwälte haben vor einem Bundesgericht erneut die Freilassung der mutigen Whistleblowerin beantragt. Sie sitzt seit elf Monaten in Haft, weil sie sich weigert, vor einer geheimen Grand Jury gegen Julian Assange auszusagen.

Alstom und Bombardier: Konzentrationsprozess in der Bahnindustrie

Gustav Kemper, 21. Februar 2020

Der französische Bahnkonzern Alstom will durch den Kauf des Konkurrenten Bombardier Transportation eine dominierende Stellung auf dem Weltmarkt für Bahntechnik erobern.

New in French

L'équipe de défense d'Assange: « L'empire appelle ça de l'espionnage. Nous appelons ça du journalisme »

Thomas Scripps, 20 février 2020

Une conférence de presse a été tenue devant une salle comble par le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, l'avocate Jennifer Robinson et les députés australiens Andrew Wilkie et George Christensen.

Washington soutient la Turquie alors que les affrontements frontaliers s'intensifient avec la Syrie et la Russie

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 février 2020

Washington encourage les opérations de l’armée turque en Syrie, au risque d’un affrontement direct entre l’OTAN et les principaux alliés du gouvernement syrien, la Russie et l’Iran.

Les enseignants de l'Ontario et les travailleurs de la raffinerie de Regina en lock-out doivent mener une lutte politique ouvrière

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 février 2020

Pour l'emporter dans la lutte pour défendre leurs emplois, leurs salaires et leurs droits sociaux, les travailleurs doivent reconnaître qu'ils sont confrontés non seulement à un employeur particulièrement impitoyable ou à un gouvernement de droite, mais aussi à un assaut de guerre de classe et à une lutte politique.

La montée de Sanders dans les sondages déclenche de nouvelles provocations des médias et de l’establishment démocrate

Barry Grey, 20 février 2020

L’inquiétude grandit dans l’appareil du parti et dans une grande partie de l’élite patronale que des victoires de Sanders au Nevada et en Caroline du Sud pourrait rendre sa nomination irréversible.

New in Spanish

Los mercados se disparan con anuncios de despidos

Por Nick Beams, 20 febrero 2020

El empobrecimiento de la clase obrera no es un resultado accidental de la acumulación de riqueza a manos de una rapaz oligarquía financiera, ambos están directamente vinculados.

El Lancet publica una carta de médicos: "Poner fin a la tortura y la desatención a la salud de Julian Assange"

Por Laura Tiernan, 20 febrero 2020

La destacada revista médica mundial publica una carta de 117 médicos de 18 países que piden acción urgente para salvarle la vida al editor de WikiLeaks.

¡Detengan todas las redadas antiinmigrantes! ¡Abolir ICE y CBP! ¡Por una política socialista de fronteras abiertas!

Por Norissa Santa Cruz, 20 febrero 2020

El despliegue de la policía de Trump de fuerzas policiales militarizadas en ciudades de todo el país tiene como objetivo aterrorizar a los vecindarios inmigrantes y es una advertencia para toda la clase trabajadora. a toda la clase trabajadora.

El peronismo se apoya en el FIT-U para implementar austeridad del FMI en Argentina

Por Andrea Lobo, 20 febrero 2020

Ante un creciente enojo popular, los partidos y sindicatos peronistas están dependiendo del Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores-Unidad (FIT-U) para prevenir que los trabajadores se movilicen independientemente contra la austeridad del FMI.

New in Russian

Представитель ИМССР подает дисциплинарную жалобу против правого экстремистского профессора Университета им. Гумбольдта в Берлине

Свен Вурм, 19 февраля 2020 г.

После физического нападения профессора Йорга Баберовски на Свена Вурма, представителя ИМССР в Гумбольдтском университете, Вурм подал официальную дисциплинарную жалобу в университетскую администрацию.

New in Portuguese

O espectro dos anos 1930
Soe o alarme! A conspiração política e o ressurgimento do fascismo na Alemanha

David North e Johannes Stern, 17 Fevereiro 2020

A decisão da semana passada da União Democrata Cristã, no estado da Turíngia, de eleger um governador junto com o partido de extrema direita Alternativa para a Alemanha expõe o estado imundo da política alemã.

New in Norwegian

#MeToo kollaborerer med fascistiske krefter for å blokkere visning av Polanskis film J’Accuse (En offiser og en spion)

Alex Lantier, 17. februar 2020

Alliert med den reaksjonære Macron-regjeringen krever #MeToo-kampanjen sensur av Polanskis strålende beretning om den antisemittiske skueprosessen mot kaptein Alfred Dreyfus, som var en særegen begivenhet i moderne fransk historie.

Sanders’ oppsving i meningsmålingene utløser motangrep fra Det demokratiske partiets etablissement

Patrick Martin, 17. februar 2020

Den økende støtten til en selvbenevnt «demokratisk sosialist» har blitt møtt av antikommunist-raljeringer og bakvaskelser i mediene.

Sikkerhetskonferansen i München 2020
Steinmaier krever tysk-europeisk stormaktspolitikk

Johannes Stern, 17. februar 2020

Styringsklassen i Tyskland vil besluttsomt anvende alle midler for å drive frem tilbakevendingen til militarisme. Det ble understreket av den tyske forbundspresidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) i hans åpningstale på årets sikkerhetskonferanse i München.

President for Berlins Humboldt Universitet forsvarer professor Jörg Baberowskis fysiske angrep på venstreorientert student

Christoph Vandreier, 17. februar 2020

Med sin sympatierklæring, og med avvisningen av klart og tydelig å fordømme angrepet, har administrasjonens presiden Sabine Kunst gitt voldelige høyreekstremister en blankosjekk for å intimidere og angripe deres politiske motstandere ved universitetet.

USA utførte Suleimani-attentatet for å kvele Irans samtaler med Persiabukt-monarkiene

Bill Van Auken, 17. februar 2020

Drapet på Irans øverste general ble utført i forsøk på å hamre sammen igjen Washingtons smuldrende allianser i Midtøsten.

India: BJP taper regionvalg i Dehli, der velgerne avviser kommunalisme

Rohantha De Silva, 17. februar 2020

Delhi har vært et fokuspunkt for de landsdekkende protestene mot BJPs antimuslimske statsborgerskapslov CAA.

New in Turkish

Humboldt’taki IYSSE sözcüsü, Profesör Baberowski aleyhine disiplin soruşturması talep etti

Sven Wurm, 12 Şubat 2020

Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi IYSSE sözcüsü Sven Wurm, kendisine fiziksel olarak saldırmasının ardından Profesör Jörg Baberowski aleyhine üniversite yönetimine şikayet dilekçesi sundu.

Avustralya ile Yeni Zelanda’da Assange’a ve Manning’e özgürlük mitingleri düzenleniyor

SEP (Avustralya) ve SEG (Yeni Zelanda), 12 Şubat 2020

SEP, Assange’ın özgürlüğünü sağlamaya ve tüm demokratik hakları savunmaya gerçekten kararlı olan tüm grupların ve bireylerin mitinglere katılmasını memnuniyetle karşılayacaktır.

WRP Troçkizme Nasıl İhanet Etti?
WRP Geri Kalmış Ülkelerdeki Proletaryayı Terk Ediyor

12 Şubat 2020

WRP’nin Ortadoğu’daki burjuva rejimlerle kurduğu ilkesiz ilişkiler, proleter olmayan, yabancı sınıfsal güçlere yönelerek partinin siyasi sorunlarının üstesinden gelme girişimiydi.

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Perspective

After the massacre in Hanau
Stop the right-wing terror in Germany!

21 February 2020

A right-wing extremist terrorist shot and killed nine people in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request by SEP National Chairman David North

the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The US government declares that the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site chairman’s request for documents obtained through surveillance of his political activities threatens “national security and foreign intelligence.”

Young Democratic Socialists of America’s winter conference props up the Democratic Party

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020

Those who attended were told to integrate themselves fully into the Democratic primary election campaign of Bernie Sanders. The fundamental aim of the event organizers was to disabuse young people of the notion that socialism entails an independent struggle for political power.

Arts Review

“One must not forget”: A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis

By Verena Nees, 21 February 2020

A moving concert paid tribute to four Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra who were forced into exile or murdered after Hitler came to power in 1933.

Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture, directed by Stephen Bennett

By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2020

Free Assange and Manning

Socialist Equality Party Public Meeting in London:
Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning! No US extradition!

Rallies in Australia and NZ to demand freedom for Assange and Manning. No to US extradition!

SEP builds support for Free Assange and Manning rallies in Australia

Australia: Students and workers demand release of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 20 February 2020

Courage Foundation holds public meeting in New York City in defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Fred Mazelis, 18 February 2020

Support grows for New Zealand rallies to free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By Tom Peters, 18 February 2020

Rank-and-file teachers in Sydney adopt resolution defending Assange and Manning

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 12 February 2020

The resolution is the outcome of the initiative of the Committee For Public Education, acting independently of the trade union apparatus.

Dr. Lissa Johnson calls for workers and young people to rally in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

11 February 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Workers Struggles

Ontario teachers require a socialist program to defeat austerity, defend public education

the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 21 February 2020

For the first time in over two decades, 200,000 Ontario teachers and school support staff are united in a province-wide one-day strike.

Greece: 24-hour stoppage by public sector workers; Italian dockers boycott ships carrying arms bound for Yemen war; threats of further strikes in Zimbabwe
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 February 2020

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

Election 2020

Mobilize the working class to defend the grad students at University of California-Santa Cruz

Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP vice presidential candidate, 20 February 2020

UC Santa Cruz graduate students call for expansion of wildcat strike

SEP (US) announces speaking tour featuring presidential candidate Joseph Kishore
Socialism and the 2020 elections: the international class struggle and the strategy of world socialist revolution

Socialist Equality Party (US), 18 February 2020

Stop all anti-immigrant raids! Abolish ICE and CBP! For a socialist policy of open borders!

Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Letter to members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA)

President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student

By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020

Right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski physically assaults socialist student

IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin

Commentary

“For once we actually know where the money is coming from”
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams covers for the billionaire Bloomberg

By Niles Niemuth, 20 February 2020

Markets soar as companies announce mass layoffs

By Nick Beams, 19 February 2020

Sanders fails to get endorsement from Chicago Teachers Union

By Kristina Betinis, 19 February 2020

New York Times falsifies history to claim Sanders is “transforming” the Democratic Party

By Eric London and Tom Mackaman, 17 February 2020

Peronism leans on the pseudo-left FIT-U to implement IMF austerity in Argentina

By Andrea Lobo, 19 February 2020

US-Europe conflict erupts at Munich

By Andre Damon, 18 February 2020

Spectre of the 1930s
Sound the alarm! Political conspiracy and the resurgence of fascism in Germany

By David North and Johannes Stern, 14 February 2020

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Tom Mackaman interviewed on 1619 Project by history podcast

18 February 2020

A reply to the American Historical Review’s defense of the 1619 Project

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

The disrespect expressed by editor Alex Lichtenstein toward leading historians reveals the extent to which racialist mythology, which has provided the “theoretical” foundation of middle-class identity politics, has been accepted, and even embraced, by a substantial section of the academic community as a legitimate basis for the teaching of American history.

History

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2020

An interview with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano

the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Seventy-five years after World War II: The ideological preparations for fascism and war
IYSSE holds second meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our reporters, 28 January 2020

No to war against Iran! For an international movement against capitalism and war!
IYSSE holds first meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University

25 years ago: Algerian regime massacres prisoners after uprising

On February 21, 1995, an uprising by Islamic political prisoners at the Serkadji prison in the Kasbah neighborhood of Algeria began, resulting in the death of four guards.

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50 years ago: Thousands of workers march to support striking Newark teachers

On February 23, 1970, thousands of workers from various sections of industry gathered at the Military Park Hotel and staged a march through downtown Newark.

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75 years ago: US and Japan fight in Battle of Iwo Jima

On February 16, 1945, the US Navy and Marine Corps launched a massive assault on Iwo Jima, a volcanic island about 1,300 kilometers due south of mainland Japan.

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100 years ago: Imperialist powers claim Turkish territory

On February 17, 1920, representatives of Britain, France and Italy declared that the Dardanelles and the Bosporus in Turkey would become “international” territories.

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Book Review

An examination of the anti-immigrant campaign in early 20th century America
The Guarded Gate, by Daniel Okrent (Scribner, 2019)

By Fred Mazelis, 3 February 2020

A century after the imposition of racist immigration quotas in the US, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism are once again on the rise in the US and around the world.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2020

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shell Oil and mass killings in Africa

By Trévon Austin and Bill Van Auken, 18 December 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

“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
An interview with historian Clayborne Carson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

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

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Mehring Books

New pamphlet from Mehring Books on the 1619 Project

24 January 2020

The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.

Vadim Rogovin’s Bolsheviks against Stalinism 1928–1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
A magnificent account of Stalin’s opponents in the USSR

By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2019

Stalin’s rise was neither foreordained nor a natural outgrowth of the October Revolution. The Great Russian chauvinist and bureaucrat secured power in ferocious conflict with the proletariat, peasantry and cadre of the revolutionary socialist movement.

Autoworkers Struggles

GM workers in Mexico thank Australian workers for support

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 10 January 2020

GM workers in Mexico thank US workers for donating to their defense fund

More on autoworkers struggles »

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

History of the ICFI

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