26 September 2018

Trump delivers fascistic tirade at the United Nations

By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2018

Repeatedly invoking “sovereignty” and “patriotism,” while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump’s speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.

US-China trade war intensifies

By Nick Beams, 26 September 2018

The escalation of the conflict and the growing recognition that it is not a temporary spat, which can be solved through negotiations, has led to concerns in sections of the financial media.

Against backdrop of UN General Assembly
Trump to intensify economic war on Iran

UK Labour conference passes Brexit motion with option for “people’s vote”

By Thomas Scripps, 26 September 2018

Labour Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, speaking for the Blairites and dominant sections of British business, sees the latest compromise as a step toward committing Labour to retaining membership of the EU.

UK military step up marches and parades on streets of Britain

By Thomas Scripps, 26 September 2018

The show of force in Inverness, Scotland is one particularly extreme example of a succession of military parades that have taken place across Britain in the last few months.

As new flooding forces evacuations in South Carolina
Hurricane Florence unleashes coal ash, hog waste pollution

By Ed Hightower, 26 September 2018

The areas around Conway and Georgetown in coastal South Carolina continue to see massive flooding as rivers surge from last week’s record rains.

Snyder administration backs strikebreaking threat by Michigan road construction contractors

By Shannon Jones, 26 September 2018

The Snyder administration and road construction contractors are preparing to hire strikebreakers to replace some 2,000 locked out heavy equipment operators.

Pro-US candidate wins Maldives presidential election

By Rohantha De Silva, 26 September 2018

Yameen’s electoral defeat will be used by the US and India to boost their political and strategic influence in the Maldives which will heighten regional geopolitical tensions.

Australian royal commission reveals predatory practices of insurance companies

By Oscar Grenfell, 26 September 2018

Testimony indicated that the major insurance companies had breached their own regulations more than 30,000 times without incurring any substantial penalties.

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Avisa Guardian fordømmes for publisering av «bevisste løgner» om Julian Assange

James Cogan, 26. september 2018

Den tidligere britiske varsleren Craig Murray knytter avisas påstander direkte til Mueller-undersøkelsen i USA.

Den tyske storkoalisjonen holder på den forhenværende sjefen for den hemmelige etterretningen som forsvarte nynazistene.

Peter Schwarz, 26. september 2018

Beslutningen om å beholde Hans-Georg Maaßen i innenriksdepartementet sender en klar melding til ytrehøyrekreftene om at de nyter storkoalisjonens fulle støtte.

MI5s antiCorbyn-kampanje og bakvaskingen av Michael Foot

Chris Marsden, 26. september 2018

Det som avsløres av den fornyede svertekampanjen mot Foot er sikkerhetstjenestenes skitne plott for å velte en Labour-regjering, hadde den vunnet 1983-valget, som nå er å lese som førpremieren på dagens kampanje mot Corbyn.

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À l’assemblée générale de l’ONU
Trump va annoncer un redoublement de la guerre économique contre l’Iran

Keith Jones, 26 septembre 2018

Les sanctions américaines sont manifestement illégales et imprudentes. en droit international, elles équivalent à un acte de guerre.

L’abattoir de l’industrie américain

Jerry White, 26 septembre 2018

Le coût non dit du boom de la bourse et des profits en plein essor des grandes entreprises est la dévastation des vies de travailleurs à cause des bkessures et accidents mortels au travail.

La grande coalition allemande soutient le chef des services secrets, défenseur de néonazis

Peter Schwarz, 26 septembre 2018

La décision de maintenir Hans-Georg Maassen au ministère de l'Intérieur envoie un message clair à l'extrême droite: elle bénéficie du soutien de la grande coalition.

Quelle est la signification du gain en popularité de Québec solidaire?

Richard Dufour, 26 septembre 2018

La montée de QS dans les sondages est l’expression déformée de l’appétit des travailleurs et des jeunes pour un rejet de l’austérité capitaliste: mais ces espoirs seront cruellement déçus.

Deuxième série d’allégations d’agression sexuelle contre Kavanaugh avancée par les démocrates

Eric London, 26 septembre 2018

La campagne des démocrates contre Kavanaugh vise à renforcer leur campagne électorale, à faire taire les critiques de la gauche à l’encontre du candidat et à attaquer le principe de la présomption d’innocence.

Le WSWS exige que la Turquie libère Max Zirngast, Hatice Göz et Mithatcan Türetken

Le Comité de rédaction du World Socialist Web Site, 26 septembre 2018

Zirngast, un étudiant et journaliste autrichien, a été arrêté le 11 septembre avec les deux militants de gauche turcs sous des accusations de terrorisme inventées de toutes pièces.

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Das Auftrumpfen der Neonazis und die Verantwortung der Historiker

Christoph Vandreier, 26. September 2018

Der 52. Historikertag findet in einer Situation statt, in der Fragen der Geschichte mit Macht zurückkommen. Die rechtsextremen Aufmärsche in Chemnitz wurden durch die Verharmlosung der Nazi- Verbrechen vorbereitet.

Trump will Wirtschaftskrieg gegen Iran verschärfen

Keith Jones, 26. September 2018

Die amerikanischen Sanktionen sind nicht nur offen rechtswidrig und rücksichtslos, sondern kommen völkerrechtlich einer Kriegshandlung gleich.

Die Arbeitswelt in Amerika: ein Schlachthof

Jerry Weiss, 26. September 2018

Die Aktienmärkte und Unternehmensgewinne boomen auf den Knochen der Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter. Massen von Menschen verlieren ihr Leben am Arbeitsplatz oder werden schwer verletzt.

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İran’daki askeri geçit törenine yönelik saldırıda en az 29 kişi öldürüldü

Keith Jones, 25 Eylül 2018

Tahran, İran’a karşı yıkıcı ekonomik yaptırımları yeniden uygulamaya koyan Washington’ı ve onun Körfez’deki bağımlı devletlerini, saldırıya olanak sağlamakla suçladı.

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Los demócratas de la CIA y las elecciones legislativas en Estados Unidos

Por Patrick Martin, 25 septiembre 2018

La clase trabajadora busca una alternativa a las políticas reaccionarias del Gobierno de Trump, pero no la encontrará en el Partido Demócrata.

Fahrenheit 11/9—El cineasta Michael Moore se aferra al Partido Demócrata

Por David Walsh, 25 septiembre 2018

A pesar de varias críticas hacia los dirigentes demócratas y la élite liberal estadounidense como un todo, Moore urge a su audiencia a retener —o quizás recuperar— su confianza en el Partido Demócrata.

Beijing cancela negociaciones comerciales con Washington tras sanciones de EUA por compra de armas

Por Nick Beams, 25 septiembre 2018

En la Catedral Nacional se reunieron algunos de los más notorios perpetradores de crímenes de guerra que se remontan a hace más de medio siglo.

Veintinueve muertos en ataque a desfile militar en el suroeste de Irán

Por Keith Jones, 25 septiembre 2018

Teherán acusó a Washington y sus Estados clientelares del golfo Pérsico de facilitar el ataque del sábado.

“He querido contarlo por mucho tiempo. No tengo nada que perder”
Otra abuela sin hogar detalla su pesadilla después de lesionarse trabajando en Amazon

Eric London, 25 septiembre 2018

Tammy Edgar dice que se quedó sin casa después de que se cayó en el trabajo cuando esquivaba una máquina pesada que le brincó de la mesa.

Se debate juicio político contra Macron mientras dimiten más ministros

Por Francis Dubois, 25 septiembre 2018

Dos semanas después de que Macron llamara a un “frente común” de todos sus ministros al inicio del año escolar, los ministros renuncian uno tras otro, poniendo en cuestión la longevidad del Gobierno.

La campaña electoral de Brasil prepara el ascenso de un gobierno de derecha

Por Miguel Andrade, 25 septiembre 2018

Con el ejército expresando su disposición para intervenir, el PT apela a la clase dominante brasileña y al capital financiero internacional.

Refugiados que huyen de la crisis en Venezuela enfrentan pobreza en Perú

Por nuestros reporteros, 25 septiembre 2018

Se estima que desde 2014 cerca de 2,5 millones de venezolanos han huido de su país para escapar de una economía que colapsa.

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Двадцать лет уходу из жизни марксистского историка и социолога Вадима Роговина

Дэвид Норт, 21 сентября 2018 г.

По случаю двадцатой годовщины смерти Вадима Роговина мы заново публикуем одно из выступлений, посвященных памяти крупнейшего советского и русского марксистского социолога и историка второй половины двадцатого столетия.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Ельцин присваивает себе диктаторские полномочия

21 сентября 2018 г.

21 сентября 1993 года российский президент Борис Ельцин распустил парламент, приостановил действие конституции и присвоил себе диктаторские полномочия, разбив вдребезги претензии на то, что его режим представляет собой развитие «демократии» в России после упразднения СССР.

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Perspective

“Keep out your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
Trump administration moves to impose class-based restrictions on immigration

26 September 2018

The explicit formalization of a class-based immigration system marks a turning point that will substantially alter the state of social relations in favor of the rich.

Earlier Perspectives »

History of the Fourth International

David North Fall Meeting Series
Eighty Years of the Fourth International (1938-2018): The class struggle, revolution, and socialism in the 21st century

26 September 2018

David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, will be speaking in the United States this fall to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
From the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal to the founding of the RCL

By Wije Dias, 26 September 2018

This is the second in a series of articles published by the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka to mark the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation in June 1968.

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
The lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal

80th anniversary of the Fourth International and 50th anniversary of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
David North to address meetings in Sri Lanka on the lessons of the history and contemporary struggle for socialism

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 September 2018

The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Historic discovery of Left Opposition manuscripts from the early 1930s

Arts Review

Why is HBO’s Game of Thrones so popular?

By Sandy English, 26 September 2018

Game of Thrones, which premiered in 2011, is a complex and well-acted drama for the most part, but lacks resonance or genuine substance in relation to the big problems faced by its audience.

There was far more to Leonard Bernstein than mere charisma

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2018

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross claims that Bernstein’s legacy is being exaggerated.

Science

Japanese space agency lands two rovers on surface of asteroid

By Bryan Dyne, 26 September 2018

Although an asteroid was first landed on in 2001, the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission is the first to successfully deploy rovers on the surface of one.

History

Vadim Rogovin and the sociology of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 25 September 2018

September 18 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Soviet Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin, the author of a seven-volume series on Stalinism and the Marxist opposition to the Soviet bureaucracy.

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin

By David North, 18 September 2018

Commentary

WSWS demands Turkey release Max Zirngast, Hatice Göz and Mithatcan Türetken

By the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 25 September 2018

Release the framed-up Istanbul airport workers!
No to pressure and intimidation against the working class!

By the Socialist Equality Group of Turkey, 25 September 2018

“History never teaches anyone anything”
Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero’s “refounding” of Fourth International

By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2018

Democrats push second round of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

By Eric London, 25 September 2018

Senate Committee to take testimony on sex assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh

The Kavanaugh hearing: Sexual allegations fuel the Democratic Party’s right-wing politics

German grand coalition backs secret service head who defended neo-Nazis

By Peter Schwarz, 25 September 2018

The fight against fascism in Germany requires a socialist perspective

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

America’s industrial slaughterhouse

By Jerry White, 25 September 2018

The New York Times promotes the Democratic Socialists of America

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 September 2018

Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Socialists of America candidate, covers for CIA Democrats

The strange case of Julia Salazar, Democratic Socialists of America candidate for New York Senate

The ouster of New York Review of Books editor Ian Buruma: The #MeToo movement assaults free speech

By David Walsh, 22 September 2018

The CIA Democrats and the US midterm elections

By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2018

The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries

Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin

America: The garrison state

More on US politics »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Oppose Michigan National Guard deployment against operating engineers!

By Niles Niemuth, 25 September 2018

The administration of Governor Snyder is preparing to deploy National Guard troops in a strikebreaking operation against thousands of locked out roadway construction workers.

Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate Niles Niemuth speaks to students and youth at Wayne State University

By Tom Hall, 22 September 2018

Campaign events for Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth
Socialism: What it is and how to fight for it

18 September 2018

Vote for Niles! Fight for Socialism!

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, is fighting for genuine revolutionary socialism for workers and youth in Michigan's 12th district and all around the world. Find out more at Niles2018.com

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Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district website

16 August 2018

Visit our website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

IYSSE

US spy agencies come to Northern Virginia Community College

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NOVA, 25 September 2018

Growing support for socialism among students across the US

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and take up the fight for socialism!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018

Book review

Dopesick by Beth Macy
Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

By Gary Joad, 25 September 2018

Author Beth Macy paints a searing and heartbreaking portrait of the Appalachian victims of the current opioid epidemic in the United States.

Adam Tooze’s Crashed: The limitations of a Left-liberal historian

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018

The historian Adam Tooze has published a detailed account of the origins and development of the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.

25 years ago: Earthquake kills 10,000 in western India

A powerful earthquake struck the western Indian state of Maharashtra on September 30, 1993, killing nearly 10,000 people and injuring at least 30,000 more.

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50 years: Filibuster begins against US Supreme Court nominee

On September 25, 1968, Republican Senator Robert P. Griffin of Michigan began a filibuster to block the nomination of Abe Fortas to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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75 years ago: Italian anti-fascist insurrection in Naples

On September 30, 1943, the last German troops retreated from the Italian city of Naples and its surrounding districts after failing to put down an insurrection by the city’s working class.

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100 years ago: Meuse-Argonne offensive begins in France

In what would become the last act of the first World War, British, French and American forces began a massive thrust on September 26, 1918, whose goal was the capture of a major railway hub.

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Workers Struggles

UNITE HERE isolates striking Chicago hotel workers, rams through deal with Marriott

By Marcus Day, 22 September 2018

UAW corruption scandal widens as US workers press for wage increases

By Jerry White, 21 September 2018

More on autoworkers struggles »

As Teamsters pushes for “yes” vote on concessions contract
UPS unveils $1 billion cost-cutting “transformation plan”

By Will Morrow, 15 September 2018

What is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union?

More on the struggle at UPS »

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I’ve been wanting to speak up for a long time. I have nothing to lose”
Another homeless grandmother details nightmarish aftermath of Amazon workplace injury

By Eric London, 21 September 2018

“Amazon thinks I’m a piece of trash on the ground and they’ll walk all over me”
Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia

By Eric London and Zac Corrigan, 3 September 2018

Injured Amazon worker Angela: “If workers controlled Bezos’ billions, nobody would be homeless”

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) spoke to Angela Shelton, an injured worker at the DFW7 Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a number of injured workers have recently been made homeless.

Life under capitalism for an American youth
Injured Texas Wal-Mart worker describes how and why she switched to socialism

By Eric London, 5 September 2018

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Mehring Books

Mehring Books UK publishes The Heritage We Defend 30th anniversary edition

15 September 2018

The new edition of the foundational 1988 work by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available for order in the UK and Ireland.

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

Public meetings in Australia

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx

6 September 2018

The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.

SEP Australia public meeting in Sydney: The key political issues behind the coup against Turnbull

6 September 2018

As international relations and parliamentary forms of rule break down, the ruling elite is terrified of the growing left-wing sentiment among workers and young people.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

By Eric London, 14 August 2018

This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

On August 21, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Fourth International and the co-leader of the Russian Revolution, died from wounds inflicted the day before by an assassin, the Stalinist GPU agent Ramon Mercader.

Defend Julian Assange!

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

Bringing Julian Assange Home

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.