Sanders wins sweeping victory in Nevada

By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2020

Despite the intervention of the intelligence agencies, the corporate media and the Democratic Party establishment, young and working class voters gave overwhelming support to Sanders.

Two hundred thousand Canadian teachers strike, as global worker counter-offensive continues

By a WSWS reporting team, 22 February 2020

If education workers find themselves in the forefront of the fight against austerity, it is because capitalist governments view the dismantling of public education as a key element of their regressive agenda.

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

US intelligence agencies meddle in Nevada primary to sabotage Sanders

By Barry Grey, 22 February 2020

On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that “US officials” told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.

Las Vegas debate reveals deepening Democratic Party crisis

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

Demonstrations throughout California in support of wildcat strike by UC-Santa Cruz graduate teaching assistants

By Anthony del Olmo, 22 February 2020

Friday’s demonstrations were dubbed the “Doomsday Strike” in reference to the 11:59pm deadline set for UCSC TAs to submit Fall semester grades or be fired.

UC Santa Cruz graduate students defy administration ultimatum, vote to continue strike

By our reporters, 22 February 2020

While grad students, facing threats of dismissal and deportation, voted overwhelmingly to continue their wildcat strike, the UAW is seeking to contain the strike and prevent an open struggle against the Democrats.

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

More on the defense of public education »

Tens of thousands protest all over Germany against right-wing terror

By our reporters, 22 February 2020

People in over 50 cities have taken part in spontaneous vigils and demonstrations in memory of the victims of the fascist attack in Hanau.

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

SGP deputy chairman speaks on the Hanau terrorist attack
Video: “To stop right terror, you need to know where it comes from”

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 February 2020

Socialist Equality Party Deputy Chairman Christoph Vandreier spoke at a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate after a right-wing terrorist killed eight people in Hanau, Germany.

Erfurt, Germany: 20,000 demonstrate against fascism

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

More on the fight against fascism »

Canadian PM proclaims indigenous “barricades must now come down”

By Roger Jordan, 22 February 2020

The Trudeau Liberal government, acting on the demands of its big business masters, is exhorting police to dismantle the indigenous railway blockades.

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

Coronavirus cases outside China are alarming, global health officials say

By Benjamin Mateus, 22 February 2020

Though new cases of Covid-19 cases appear to be declining in Hubei province in China, officials are concerned that the epidemic may be expanding into other Asian countries and continents.

Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union stumps for “anybody but Bernie”

By Adam McLean, 22 February 2020

The CWU’s attack on Sanders’ proposal for “Medicare for All” is motivated by its financial interests in the health care fund that it operates.

General Motors receives 75 percent local tax abatement for Lordstown battery plant

By Tom Hall, 22 February 2020

The new battery plant will employ only 1,100 workers making between $15 and $17 per hour—only a quarter of the number who once worked at the now-shuttered Lordstown Assembly Plant.

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

UAW quashes effort to force direct election of union officers

By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2020

Labor Notes and the Democratic Socialists of America are backing UAWD in order to promote the illusion that the UAW can be reformed through the direct election of union officials.

More on autoworkers struggles »

Sabisky eugenics scandal exposes fascist core of UK Tories

By Thomas Scripps, 22 February 2020

Sabisky’s resignation is meaningless and all the questions now being raised in the media about “vetting processes” are irrelevant.

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

UK: Grenfell fire inquiry finalises moves to grant corporations immunity from prosecution

By Charles Hixson, 22 February 2020

Giannino Gottardi, who lost his son in the blaze, stated, “These companies put profit ahead of everything. They want to save the name of the company and don’t care about anything else.”

“Robodebt” assault on Australian welfare recipients deliberately targeted the vulnerable

By Margaret Rees, 22 February 2020

The government knew the scheme was illegal long before it conceded that was the case in the Federal Court last November.

20 February 2020

Fighting mounts as Washington backs Turkish attack on Syria, Russia

By Alex Lantier, 21 February 2020

Washington backs Turkey as border clashes mount with Syria and Russia

“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

Lawyers file new motion demanding release of Chelsea Manning

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

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion climate change fund

By Kevin Reed, 21 February 2020

Ukrainian President Zelensky reshuffles staff amid political crisis

By Jason Melanovski, 21 February 2020

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

By Tomas Castanheira, 21 February 2020

Sri Lankan school teachers join rising opposition to Rajapakse government

By Kapila Fernando and Pradeep Ramanayake, 21 February 2020

Qantas threatens to replace pilots with outside crews

By Terry Cook, 21 February 2020

New in French

Canada: Manifestation pour la libération de Julian Assange ce lundi à Montréal

Richard Dufour, 22 février 2020

«Cette affaire est extrêmement importante et a de sérieuses implications pour le journalisme, la liberté d’expression et les droits de l’homme dans le monde entier», a confié au WSWS l’organisatrice de la manifestation, Elizabeth Leier.

Après le massacre de Hanau
Halte au terrorisme de l’extrême droite en Allemagne!

Peter Schwarz, 22 février 2020

Un terroriste d’extrême droite a tué neuf personnes mercredi soir dans la ville de Hanau en Allemagne.

New in Spanish

Masacre en Hanau
¡Detengan el terrorismo de derecha en Alemania!

Peter Schwarz, 22 febrero 2020

Un terrorista extremista de derecha asesinó a nueve personas en la ciudad alemana de Hanau el miércoles por la noche.

Premios de la Academia 2020: Parásitos, de Bong Joon-ho, de Corea del Sur, gana premios importantes

David Walsh, 22 febrero 2020

Parásitos merecía ganar los premios más serios, siendo notablemente superior a cualquier otra película para su consideración. El esfuerzo de Bong es un trabajo complejo y preocupante.

"No hay que olvidar": Un homenaje musical en Berlín a los miembros judíos de la orquesta Deutsche Oper perseguido por los nazis

Verena Nees, 22 febrero 2020

Un emotivo concierto rindió homenaje a cuatro miembros judíos de la orquesta Deutsche Oper que fueron forzados al exilio o asesinados después de que Hitler llegó al poder en 1933.

Abogada (2019): "Una mujer enojada y optimista" en busca de justicia para los palestinos

Jean Shaoul, 22 febrero 2020

Abogada expone la bancarrota de la búsqueda de justicia para los palestinos a través de los tribunales israelíes.

Este es el caso Dreyfus de nuestra época"
El canciller británico de la sombra John McDonnell visita a Julian Assange en la prisión de Belmarsh

Oscar Grenfell, 22 febrero 2020

McDonnell describió el caso de Assange como “uno de los juicios políticos más importantes y significativos de esta generación”, pero dejó en claro que su partido no hará nada para movilizar el inmenso apoyo popular que existe para el editor de WikiLeaks.

Combates aumentan según Washington respalda ataque turco contra Siria, Rusia

Alex Lantier, 22 febrero 2020

Las operaciones militares turcas respaldadas por EE. UU. contra unidades sirias y rusas en Siria podrían intensificar y convertirse en un combate total entre Rusia y la alianza entera de la OTAN.

El debate en Las Vegas revela la profundización de la crisis del Partido Demócrata

Patrick Martin, 22 febrero 2020

Los cinco rivales del senador de Vermont, Bernie Sanders, indicaron que le negarían la nominación incluso si ganaba la mayoría de los votos en las primarias.

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 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

A “ceasefire” in Washington’s Afghanistan debacle

22 February 2020

After 18 years of war, the killing of nearly 2,400 troops and the squandering of roughly $1 trillion, Washington is negotiating a deal it could have had with the Taliban without a shot being fired.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Why did Princeton University provide funding for the German right-wing extremist Jörg Baberowski?

By David North, 22 February 2020

Princeton University has never explained the reasons for and nature of its collaboration with Jörg Baberowski, who has exploited his position at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany to rationalize Nazi crimes and legitimatize extreme right-wing politics.

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.”

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

By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2020

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

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020

Election 2020

Monday, February 24 at 7 PM eastern
David North and Joseph Kishore to address live stream campaign town hall meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By the Socialist Equality Party (US), 22 February 2020

The working class is the social force that can replace capitalism with international socialism. Sign up to attend Monday’s town hall campaign meeting and join the fight for socialism!

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

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

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!

Free Assange and Manning

European legal team will seek asylum for Julian Assange in France

By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2020

Members of imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange’s legal team, together with Assange’s father John Shipton, held a press conference on Thursday in Paris.

New conflict of interest evidence against UK judge in charge of Assange extradition process

By Kevin Reed, 22 February 2020

Fresh evidence has emerged that the chief magistrate overseeing the extradition trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has received financial benefits from organizations connected to the UK Foreign Office.

Demonstration to free Julian Assange this Monday in Montreal

By Richard Dufour, 22 February 2020

“This case is tremendously important and holds serious implications for journalism, free speech and human rights around the world,” demonstration organizer Elizabeth Leier told the WSWS.

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

The SEP (UK) urges all readers of the World Socialist Web Site to attend our public meeting in London on Sunday February 23, in defence of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

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

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Workers Struggles

Tamil Nadu public transport workers demonstrate; Sacked Sri Lankan government workers protest; Jetstar baggage handlers on strike in Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

22 February 2020

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

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

By Simon Whelan and Robert Stevens, 20 February 2020

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

By Evan Winters, 20 February 2020

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

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

By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2020

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

Trump pardons ruling class criminals

By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2020

More on the Trump presidency »

“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

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 1

By Robert Stevens, 19 February 2020

Claire Mercer is leading a fight to end the use of “smart motorways” after her husband, Jason, was tragically killed on a smart motorway near Sheffield, on June 7, 2019.

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.”

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