Fascist terrorists murder 49 in Christchurch, New Zealand

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, 16 March 2019

The attack is the outcome of the rise of far-right, fascistic networks that have developed around the world, with the collusion of the state apparatus.

Millions of students and youth march against climate change

By Bryan Dyne, 16 March 2019

The internationally coordinated protests, the largest in sixteen years, were organized in response to the failure of world governments and the ruling class to do anything to halt global warming.

The Youth Climate Strike and the fight against global warming

The fallacies and evasions of the Green New Deal

Youth at global climate protests speak out on capitalism, socialism and scientific planning

By our reporters, 16 March 2019

Reporting teams from the World Socialist Web Site interviewed students who protested in countries around the world for action on climate change.

Tens of thousands of Australian students join climate strike protest

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 March 2019

Labor, the Greens and the unions are seeking to head-off a mass political radicalisation of students and young people.

Australian students speak out at climate strike

By our reporters, 16 March 2019

More on climate change »

Anti-Semitic propaganda distributed at Polish parliament as government witch-hunts Holocaust historians

By Clara Weiss, 16 March 2019

The Polish government is engaged in an unprecedented witch-hunt of historians of the Holocaust and promotion of anti-Semitism.

The political issues raised by the media ban on UK far-right leader Tommy Robinson

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Israel mounts savage air bombardment on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 16 March 2019

Hamas denied any responsibility for the two ineffectual rockets launched against Tel Aviv.

Corbyn props up May government after more Brexit vote defeats

By Robert Stevens, 16 March 2019

Ever since May took office as a minority dependent on the DUP, she has headed a government of permanent crisis, with her survival dependent on Labour leader Corbyn’s suppression of the class struggle amid a rising tide of anti-Tory sentiment.

UK: May’s Brexit deal rejected by parliament again

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Over one million protest extension of Bouteflika’s term in Algeria

By Will Morrow, 16 March 2019

Reports indicate that the demonstrations were even larger than last Friday, when more than one million people protested in Algiers alone.

California governor announces moratorium on death penalty

By Alan Gilman, 16 March 2019

The 737 condemned inmates in the nation’s largest death row will have their death sentences stayed for the duration of a moratorium issued by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Canada: Train derailment kills three, exposes terrible working conditions

By Penny Smith, 16 March 2019

CP Rail is lobbying Transport Canada to abandon a new rule it introduced following last month’s derailment, calling it too "time-consuming."

"Precision Scheduled Railroading” brings layoffs and cuts to US railroads

More on transport workers struggles »

Dreams for Change: A San Diego shelter for the vehicular homeless

By Marko Leone and Kevin Martinez, 16 March 2019

An increasing number of homeless families, students and workers are relying on nonprofits to find a safe space to sleep and live in their cars.

Strike looms for University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students

By George Gallanis, 16 March 2019

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) is determined to avoid a strike at all costs and ram through a sellout agreement.

More on the defense of public education »

New in Turkish

Volkswagen, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
Küresel otomotiv sektöründeki iş kıyımı

Jerry White, 16 Mart 2019

Dünyanın en büyük ikinci otomobil üreticisi olan Volkswagen Group (VW), kar oranlarını arttırma ve acımasız bir maliyet düşürme dürtüsünün parçası olarak, 7.000 kadar işçiyi işten çıkarıyor.

ABD’li, Kanadalı ve Meksikalı işçilerin ortak eylemi için
Matamoros işçilerini savunun!

WSWS Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 16 Mart 2019

Fiili grev dalgasının başlamasının üzerinden iki ay geçerken, Meksika egemen sınıfının yanı sıra, ABD’li ve diğer yabancı şirketler, cesur işçilere karşı toplu cezalandırma gerçekleştiriyorlar.

New in Russian

Недавний опрос показывает растущую поддержку социализма среди американской молодежи

Тревон Остин, 16 марта 2019 г.

Сдвиг влево среди молодежи является прямым следствием краха капиталистической системы, которая способна предложить только войну, меры суровой экономии и социальную катастрофу.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Cаммит G-7 по «созданию рабочих мест» в Детройте

16 марта 2019 г.

14 марта 1994 года министры труда и финансов семи ведущих промышленно развитых стран встретились в Детройте, штат Мичиган, фальшиво обещая о «создании рабочих мест» в условиях наихудшего экономического спада и самого высокого уровня безработицы во всем мире со времен Великой депрессии.

New in Spanish

VW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
La masacre de trabajos en la industria global automotriz

Jerry White, 16 marzo 2019

Los recientes recortes anunciados por VW son parte de una masacre continua de trabajos en la industria global automotriz que buscan satisfacer el voraz apetito de la oligarquía financiera.

Pompeo recluta a los conglomerados de energía de Estados Unidos para guerra mundial por petróleo

Bill Van Auken, 16 marzo

El discurso del secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos expresó en términos estrictos el giro de Washington al conflicto de "gran poder" mundial en el que el control del petróleo sigue siendo un componente clave.

Los trabajadores automotores en China enfrentan pérdidas de empleos y cierres

Gary Alvernia, 16 marzo

Una desaceleración de la economía china y de la venta de automóviles, agravada por las medidas de guerra comercial de los Estados Unidos, ha resultado en que los fabricantes de automóviles nacionales y extranjeros cierren fábricas y despidan trabajadores.

El escándalo en el sistema de admisiones y su manipulación en las universidades elitistas

Gabriel Black, 16 marzo

El escándalo en torno a cargos contra 50 personas, incluidos 33 padres, permite dar un vistazo al carácter antidemocrático del mundo de los procesos de admisión en la educación superior.

New in German

VW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
Jobmassaker in der globalen Autoindustrie

Jerry White, 16. März 2019

Der kürzlich angekündigte Abbau bei VW ist Teil eines laufenden Jobmassakers, das darauf abzielt, die Raffgier der Finanzoligarchie zu befriedigen.

Trump hält Notstandsdekret durch Veto aufrecht

Patrick Martin, 16. März 2019

Nachdem der amerikanische Senat am Donnerstagnachmittag mit 59 zu 41 Stimmen für eine Resolution zur Aufhebung des nationalen Notstands gestimmt hat, legte Trump am Freitag sein Veto dagegen ein.

Ungarn: Streik im Öffentlichen Dienst und in der Automobilindustrie

Markus Salzmann, 16. März 2019

Ungarn wird gegenwärtig von einer Welle von Streiks erfasst. Neben dem Öffentlichen Dienst ist auch die Autozulieferindustrie betroffen.

Stuttgart: 3000 Bosch-Arbeiter protestieren gegen Stellenabbau

K. Nesan, 16. März 2019

Der Konzern nutzt die Umstellung auf Elektromobilität für den größten Stellenabbau seiner Unternehmensgeschichte.

69. Berlinale: Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben – drei türkische Filme

Bernd Reinhardt, 16. März 2019

„A Tale of Three Sisters“, „Töchter zweier Welten“ und „Oray“ diskutieren auf einfühlsame Weise die sozialen Grundlagen von kulturellen Unterschieden und treten dafür ein, dass jeder das Recht auf ein besseres Leben haben soll.

New in Norwegian

VW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
Blodbad for arbeidsplasser i den globale bilindustrien

Jerry White, 16. mars 2019

VWs nylig annonserte nedskjæringer er del av et pågående blodbad for arbeidsplassene i den globale bilindustrien, som er rettet inn mot å tilfredsstille finansoligarkiets umettelige appetitt.

Federal Aviation Administration anklaget for samspill med Boeing i kjølvannet av 737-flykrasjene

Dan Conway, 16. mars 2019

I USA ble flyene tilslutt satt på bakken på onsdag, etter at FAA gjentatte ganger forsikret allmennheten om at de var trygge å fly.

Bilarbeidere i Kina konfronterer tap av arbeidsplasser og fabrikknedleggelser

Gary Alvernia, 16. mars 2019

En svekkende kinesisk økonomi og lavere bilsalg, forsterket av amerikanske handelskrigstiltak, har resultert i at innenlandske og utenlandske bilprodusenter stenger fabrikker og sier opp arbeidere.

De politiske spørsmålene reist av medieforbudet mot den britiske ytrehøyrelederen Tommy Robinson

Thomas Scripps, 16. mars 2019

Sensurtiltakene som blir anvendt uten effekt mot Tommy Robinson blir tilrettelagt for anvendelse mot venstresiden.

New in French

Volkswagen annonce des milliers de licenciements

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 15 mars 2019

L’élimination de 7000 emplois par le deuxième constructeur automobile mondial fait partie d’un assaut grandissant sur les emplois de l’industrie mondiale de l’auto.

La grève des jeunes et la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique

Bryan Dyne, 15 mars 2019

Le fait que la manifestation de vendredi ait suscité une large réaction témoigne à la fois de la gravité de la crise écologique et de la radicalisation de la jeunesse dans le monde entier.

La fermeture de l’usine Ford au Brésil éliminerait jusqu’à 27.000 emplois

Miguel Andrade, 15 mars 2019

La fermeture de l’usine a mis à nu la situation économique épouvantable du Brésil et offert aux syndicats une nouvelle occasion de répandre le poison nationaliste.

Il y a 75 ans
La Résistance française adopte un programme pour l'établissement d'une république bourgeoise

15 mars 2019

Le 15 mars 1944, le Conseil national de la Résistance adoptait formellement un programme pour l'établissement d'une république bourgeoise après le renversement des forces fascistes.

New in Portuguese

O fechamento da fábrica da GM em Lordstown

Jerry White, 11 Março 2019

O fechamento da icônica fábrica, que foi palco de inúmeras greves selvagens e outras lutas militantes no início dos anos 1970, é o resultado de meio século de traições realizadas pelo sindicato UAW.

As lições políticas da manifestação pela liberdade de Assange de 3 de Março

Comitê Político do Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (Austrália), 11 Março 2019

A manifestação em Sidney ganhou amplo apoio a partir da mobilização da classe trabalhadora para defender os direitos democráticos e os prisioneiros da guerra de classes como Julian Assange.

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Perspective

In vetoing bill to overturn national emergency, Trump makes fascist appeal

16 March 2019

Trump is seeking to establish an authoritarian regime outside of the normal constitutional and political channels and largely independent of both traditional big-business parties.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

Mehring Books exhibits at London Book Fair

By our reporters, 16 March 2019

The Mehring Books stand attracted a great deal of attention and interest, and the association of Mehring Books with the heritage of Trotskyism and its concern with fundamental historical questions was apparent.

Attend March 17 London Book Launch of Why Are They Back?

Socialist Equality Party April meeting series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it”
Christoph Vandreier, German Trotskyist and prominent opponent of fascism, to speak in US

By our reporters, 5 March 2019

Updated: Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference

ISO and DSA bar Socialist Equality Party panel on the fight against fascism from upcoming Historical Materialism conference

Commentary

The Beto O’Rourke campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination: “Nothing will come of nothing”

By David Walsh, 16 March 2019

On Thursday, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke became the 15th declared candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. The 15th so far .

Socialist Workers Party seeks to derail movement against Algerian regime

By Will Morrow and Alex Lantier, 16 March 2019

Algeria’s Socialist Workers’ Party seeks to tie protests to discredited bourgeois parties and block a revolutionary working class challenge to the regime.

The working class enters into struggle in Algeria

More on Algeria »

Federal Aviation Administration accused of colluding with Boeing in wake of 737 crashes

By Dan Conway, 15 March 2019

US grounds Boeing 737s involved in Indonesian, Ethiopian crashes

Netflix’s Trotsky: A toxic combination of historical fabrication and blatant anti-Semitism

By David North and Clara Weiss, 8 March 2019

Free Assange and Manning!

“Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange now!”
Support continues to pour in for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 16 March 2019

Students and workers across the United States and internationally continue to speak out against the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning and the ongoing persecution of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

IYSSE holds rally at University of Michigan to defend Chelsea Manning

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at University of Michigan, 14 March 2019

Free Chelsea Manning!

By Andre Damon, 11 March 2019

Students and youth across the US demand freedom for Chelsea Manning

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party

Support grows for Sri Lankan plantation workers’ conference

By our correspondents, 16 March 2019

Campaign teams hold discussions with workers on estates across the country’s central hill district.

Socialist Equality Party files lawsuit against German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019

The Socialist Equality Party’s lawsuit against Germany’s secret service

SEP meetings launch Tamil edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By our correspondents, 6 March 2019

Arts Review

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
German films: Economic and social tensions on the rise

By Bernd Reinhardt, 16 March 2019

The pursuit of naked profit interests and government-imposed austerity dominate an ever broader swath of life. Some of the German films at this year’s Berlinale point to the consequences.

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya: A satire from Macedonia “between anger and melancholy”

By Verena Nees, 13 March 2019

69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Slave labour and new forms of capitalist exploitation in the 21st century

Lady J (Mademoiselle de Joncquières): A scorned woman takes revenge, or attempts to

By David Walsh, 15 March 2019

What lies behind the campaign against famed conductor Daniel Barenboim?

By Clara Weiss, 12 March 2019

Workers Struggles

Over 35,000 jute mill workers strike in Bangladesh; 200,000 Sri Lankan teachers and principals walk out for higher pay; Telstra technicians strike in Australia
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 March 2019

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

VW, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia
Jobs bloodbath in the global auto industry

By Jerry White, 15 March 2019

Auto workers in China face job losses and closures

Volkswagen announces thousands of layoffs

Closure of Brazil Ford plant to destroy up to 27,000 jobs

Workers and residents denounce GM Lordstown closure

By Tim Rivers, 15 March 2019

More demagogy and bluster as UAW bargaining convention adjourns

For joint action of US, Canadian and Mexican workers
Defend the Matamoros workers!

By WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 12 March 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Report details suicide crisis inside Amazon facilities

By E.P. Milligan, 15 March 2019

More on Amazon »

Kohler Company to shut Wisconsin generator plant and eliminate 325 jobs

By Jacob Crosse, 15 March 2019

Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike nears end of first week

By Michael Walters and Kristina Betinis, 15 March 2019

SEP in Sri Lanka wins strong support for plantation workers’ conference

By our reporters, 9 March 2019

Demand the unconditional reinstatement of Sri Lankan plantation worker S. Balasubramaniyam!

By M. Thevarajah and W.A. Sunil, 7 March 2019

The social crisis in America

Free dental clinic draws hundreds in Nashville, Tennessee

By Warren Duzak and Keisha Gibbs, 14 March 2019

A joint effort of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry and Remote Area Medical Corps provided more than $162,000 in services to more than 330 patients last Saturday.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

New York University student paper joins in “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt against critics of Israel

By Josh Varlin and Sandy English, 13 March 2019

Cambridge University’s planned involvement with military propaganda programme exposed

By Emanuele Saccarelli and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 13 March 2019

New poll shows American youth are increasingly supportive of socialism

By Trévon Austin, 13 March 2019

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

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

25 years ago: G-7 “job creation” summit held in Detroit

On March 14, 1994, the labor and finance ministers of the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries met in Detroit, Michigan on the false promise of “creating jobs” amid the worst economic downturn and highest unemployment rates worldwide since the Great Depression.

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50 years ago: Nixon administration steps up Cold War militarism

On March 14, 1969 US President Richard Nixon announced the implementation of the Safeguard Program, part of a broader escalation in the scale of various cold war military conflicts.

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75 years ago: French Resistance adopts program for the establishment of a bourgeois republic

On March 15, 1944, the National Council of the Resistance, an umbrella body which oversaw the struggle against the Nazi occupation of France under the direction of the Allied powers—the United States, Britain and Canada—formally adopted a program for the establishment of a bourgeois republic following the overthrow of the fascist forces.

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100 years ago: Don Cossacks revolt against Soviets in Russian Civil War

On March 11, 1919, 30,000 Cossacks in Ukraine’s northern Donbas region revolted in the rear of the Red Army. The revolt was centered in the village of Vyoshenskaya and led by Pavel Kudinov.

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History of the ICFI

From the arsenal of Trotskyism
The Political Report by David North to the International Committee of the Fourth International—February 11, 1984

12 February 2019

Thirty-five years ago this week, David North, then the national secretary of the Workers League (predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party), presented at a meeting of the International Committee of the Fourth International a critique of the British Workers Revolutionary Party’s abandonment of key theoretical conceptions and programmatic principles of Trotskyism.

History

How the ruling elite sought to suppress revolution
Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs

By Paul Mitchell, 22 February 2019

Halil Celik, 1961-2018

Halil Celik, a fighter for socialism (1961-2018)

By Peter Schwarz, 1 February 2019

On December 31, 2018, Halil Celik, founder and leader of the group Sosyalist Eşitlik, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died of cancer at the age of 57. This obituary presents an overview of his life.

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

Book Review

Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: The ISO discovers its muse—the CIA

By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018

Rohini Hensman’s book, issued by the International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) Haymarket Books publishing house, is an endorsement of imperialist war.

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