Theresa May’s Conservative government survives no-confidence vote

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 17 January 2019

What should have been a day of reckoning for May turned out to be a humiliating verdict on every capitulation made by Labour leader Corbyn to his party’s right wing since he became leader in September 2015.

UK parliament votes down Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal

UK People’s Assembly protest shows Corbyn’s role in demobilising the working class

The struggle against austerity and the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe

“All teachers have to get together from all the states”
Los Angeles teachers discuss need to expand strike as UTLA resumes talks to end walkout

By our reporters, 17 January 2019

On the picket lines and at rallies teachers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about a strategy to fight the assault on public education.

As support grows to extend Los Angeles teacher strike, unions colluding with Democrats to end walkout

Los Angeles teachers speak out on political issues in strike

Oakland, California teachers plan a one-day walkout Friday

Denver, Colorado teachers move closer to strike action

For a united struggle to defend public education in California and beyond!

More on teachers' struggles »

Mass strike enters fifth day in Matamoros, Mexico
Thousands gather at mass meeting as maquiladora strike grows

By our reporters, 17 January 2019

Despite threats of mass firings and plant closures by the employers, over 70,000 striking workers are advancing their fight against social inequality.

Mexican, US workers exchange statements of support as Matamoros strike grows

Killing of US troops in Syria feeds furor over withdrawal

By Bill Van Auken, 17 January 2019

The suicide bomb attack took place in Manbij, the flashpoint in the multi-sided conflict created by the US intervention in Syria.

US ratchets up threats against Iran, Turkey amid Syria withdrawal plans

US, Turkey clash over Turkish plan to buy Russian S-400 missiles

House Speaker Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union address

By Niles Niemuth, 17 January 2019

A letter to the White House cited the lack of funding for the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security due to the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week.

US federal judge upholds compulsory unpaid labor during government shutdown

By Daniel de Vries, 17 January 2019

The court denied immediate relief for government workers forced to work during the shutdown.

US shutdown: Sickouts by screeners throw airports into crisis

Trump at the Rubicon

Pentagon extends troop deployment at Mexican border until September

By Matthew Taylor, 17 January 2019

The Trump administration is increasing its repressive measures against immigrants, including doubling the capacity of an immigrant detention center for youth in Homestead, Florida.

More on the Trump presidency »

Ironworker killed at Amazon construction site in California

By Tom Carter, 17 January 2019

Brien Daunt, 45, was killed Saturday at the construction site of a new Amazon fulfillment center near Bakersfield, California.

Amazon hires public relations firm to counter popular hostility to headquarters project in New York City

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Gdańsk mayor and opposition politician Paweł Adamowicz brutally assassinated

By Clara Weiss, 17 January 2019

Political responsibility for the assassination lies squarely with the ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS), which has promoted far-right forces and sentiments for years.

UK: Trial begins of police commander in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster

By Thomas Scripps, 17 January 2019

The trial at Preston Crown Court highlights the immense scale of the state cover-up carried out in regard to the Hillsborough tragedy, in which 96 people died, the worst disaster in British sporting history.

The US boosts military ties with Sri Lanka

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 17 January 2019

US Navy moves to establish a logistics hub at Trincomalee port come as the Trump administration ratchets up its trade war measures against China.

Analysis of Congo election data points to “huge fraud” in vote tally

By Eddie Haywood, 17 January 2019

An extensive set of data leaked to the Financial Times has revealed a clear case of massive electoral fraud.

Australia: Hutchison Ports workers begin work bans in Sydney and Brisbane

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 January 2019

The unions that claim to oppose Hutchison’s latest attacks on wages and conditions have enforced decades of sackings in the stevedoring industry.

New in German

Der globale Klassenkampf im Jahr 2019

Joseph Kishore, 17. Januar 2019

Das Jahr 2019 beginnt mit einer Welle von Streiks, Demonstrationen und anderen Formen des Klassenkampfes auf der ganzen Welt.

Hessen: Weiterer Drohbrief der „NSU 2.0“ gegen Anwältin

Marianne Arens, 17. Januar 2019

Die hessische Anwältin Başay-Yıldız hat ein weiteres, mit „NSU 2.0“ unterzeichnetes Fax erhalten, das sie und ihre Familie bedroht. Es stammt, wie bereits das erste, offenbar von einem Neonazi- Netzwerk im Polizeiapparat.

Frankreich: Arbeiter wegen Demonstrationsaufruf auf Facebook zu sechs Monaten Haft verurteilt

Will Morrow, 17. Januar 2019

Die französische Regierung hat die Polizeistaatsmaßnahmen zur Unterdrückung der „Gelbwesten“-Proteste gegen soziale Ungleichheit verschärft.

New in Spanish

A medida que crece el apoyo para extender la huelga de docentes en Los Ángeles, los sindicatos se unen a los demócratas para terminar con la huelga

Por Jerry White, 17 enero 2019

Con los maestros de Oakland planear un baja colectiva médica para unirse a la lucha, el sindicato United Teachers Los Angeles está trabajando detrás del escenario con el alcalde demócrata y el gobernador para preparar tracionar la huelga.

Esta huelga debe ser a nivel nacional
Maestros, estudiantes y padres de Los Ángeles se manifiestan en el primer día de huelga

Por nuestros reporteros, 17 enero 2019

Maestros, estudiantes y padres de Los Ángeles se manifiestan en el primer día de huelga.

18 mueren en incendio de centro de rehabilitación en Guayaquil, Ecuador

Por Cesar Uco, 17 enero 2019

La tragedia es una consecuencia directa de las políticas de austeridad del gobierno dirigidas a promover la inversión extranjera a expensas de la salud pública y la educación.

Morales de Bolivia y Bolsonaro de Brasil colaboran en la entrega de Cesare Battisti a Italia

Por Bill Van Auken, 17 enero 2019

El papel de Bolivia en lo que equivalió a una versión extrajudicial es simbólico del brusco giro hacia la derecha de lo que queda de los gobiernos de la "marea rosa" de América Latina.

Cómo el Estado francés y las grandes empresas financian a los sindicatos

Por Anthony Torres, 17 enero 2019

Macron y los partidos de la pseudoizquierda vinculados a los sindicatos están exigiendo que los sindicatos tomen el control del movimiento de los “chalecos amarillos”.

Cómo el WRP traicionó al trotskismo:1973-1985
9. El Cuarto Congreso de marzo de 1979

Declaración del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, 17 enero 2019

Este es el texto del análisis realizado en el verano de 1986 por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional sobre el colapso de su sección británica, el Workers Revolutionary Party.

New in French

Un travailleur français condamné à six mois de prison à la suite d'un appel à une manifestation sur Facebook

Will Morrow, 17 janvier 2019

Le gouvernement français a intensifié la répression policière et étatique visant à écraser les protestations des Gilets jaunes contre les inégalités sociales.

La lutte des classes mondiale en 2019

Joseph Kishore, 17 janvier 2019

L’année 2019 commence par une vague de grèves, de manifestations et d’autres expressions de la lutte des classes dans le monde.

Fort soutien pour étendre la grève des enseignants de Los Angeles, les syndicats et les démocrates complotent pour l’arrêter

Jerry White, 17 janvier 2019

Alors que les enseignants d’Oakland se mettent en masse en congé de maladie afin de rejoindre la lutte, le syndicat des enseignants de Los Angeles manoeuvre en coulisse avec le maire et le gouverneur démocrate pour vendre la grève.

50.000 manifestants défilent dans les rues de Los Angeles lors du premier jour de grève des enseignants

Jerry White, 17 janvier 2019

La première grève menée par les enseignants à Los Angeles en trente ans entre en conflit direct avec le Parti démocrate qui soutient la campagne de privatisation de l’enseignement public.

Christoph Vandreier: cent ans après l'assassinat de Rosa Luxemburg et de Karl Liebknecht

Christoph Vandreier, 17 janvier 2019

Dans cette vidéo, Christoph Vandreier, vice-président du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (SGP) en Allemagne, parle du 100e anniversaire du meurtre de ces deux grands révolutionnaires.

Des travailleurs mexicains et américains s’échangent des déclarations de soutien alors que la grève de Matamoros s'intensifie

nos reporters, 17 janvier 2019

L’immense grève à l’échelle de la ville prend de l’ampleur à Matamoros, au Mexique, alors que le syndicat et les employeurs n’ont pas répondu aux demandes des travailleurs.

Les leçons de 1933 et la lutte contre le fascisme aujourd'hui
Lancement réussi de la campagne électorale de l'IYSSE à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin

Nos journalistes, 17 janvier 2019

Une soixantaine d'étudiants ont assisté à la réunion de l’IYSSE à l'Université Humboldt pour discuter de la montée des nazis, des leçons de l'histoire et d'une perspective socialiste pour combattre le fascisme et la guerre aujourd'hui.

New in Hindi

सामाजिक विनाश और उन्नति रोधक राजनीतिक चालों से निबटने के लिए भारतीय श्रमिकों को क्रांतिकारी समाजवादी कार्यक्रम की ज़रूरत

दीपल जयसेकरा एवं कीथ जोन्स द्वारा, ८ जनवरी २०१९

वर्ल्ड सोशलिस्ट वेब साइट भाजपा सरकार से टक्कर लेने के लिए श्रमिकों द्वारा किसी भी जोखिम जैसे वित्तीय बलिदान और यहां तक कि गोलीबारी का सामना करने को भी तैयार रहने के दृढ़ निश्चय का स्वागत करती है।

New in Bengali

শ্রীলঙ্কার সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টির অর্ধশতবর্ষ
শ্রমিক শ্রেণীকে আন্তর্জাতিক সমাজতন্ত্র ও বৈপ্লবিক নেতৃত্বের অস্ত্র দিয়ে সজ্জিত করে তোলো!

১৬ জুন ২০১৮

চতুর্থ আন্তর্জাতিকের আন্তর্জাতিক কমিটির শ্রীলঙ্কার শাখার নাম সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি (এস্‌-ই-পি)। আজ শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর রাজনৈতিক স্বাধীনতার এবং বিশ্ব সমাজতান্ত্রিক বিপ্লবের লড়াইয়ে এস্‌-ই-পি ৫০ বছর পূর্ণ করল। কলম্বোতে ১৯৬৮ খৃষ্টাব্দের ১৬-১৭ই জুন একটি সভায় দলটি রেভলিশনারি কমিউনিস্ট লিগ (আর-সি-এল্‌) হিসাবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছিল। আই-সি-এফ্-আই-এর অন্যান্য বিভাগের সঙ্গে আর-সি-এল্‌-ও ১৯৯৬ সালে এস্‌-ই-পি-তে রূপান্তরিত হয়।

New in Russian

Трамп у Рубикона

Патрик Мартин и Андре Дэймон, 16 января 2019 г.

Введение президентом «чрезвычайного положения» для преодоления оппозиции в Конгрессе может стать перманентным состоянием, представляя собой необратимый разрыв с традициями конституционного правления в Соединенных Штатах.

New in Turkish

ABD ile Türkiye, Rus S-400 alım planı konusunda anlaşamıyor

Barış Demir, 16 Ocak 2019

ABD’li teknik heyetin, Türkiye'nin Rus S-400 hava savunma sistemleri satın almasının Washington için kabul edilemez olduğunu vurgulaması bekleniyor.

ABD, İran’a ve Türkiye’ye karşı tehditleri yoğunlaştırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 16 Ocak 2019

Pompeo, ABD askerlerinin Suriye’de olmamasının, ne ABD’nin IŞİD’e yönelik saldırılarını ne de İran’a yönelik askeri baskısını durduracağını vurguladı.

New in Norwegian

Opprør i Matamoros, Mexico
70.000 arbeidere streiker ved ‘sweatshop’-fabrikkene langs Mexico-USA grensa

Alex González og Eric London, 16. januar 2019

Arbeidere fører en kamp mot pro-foretak fagforeningene og de brutale ‘sweatshop’-betingelsene i «maquiladora»-fabrikkene langs Mexico-grensa mot USA.

Ett hundre år siden Rosa Luxembourg og Karl Liebknecht ble myrdet

Peter Schwarz, 16. januar 2019

Styringsklassen måtte drepe Luxemburg og Liebknecht for å forhindre at revolusjonen som spredte seg som en brannstorm over hele Tyskland i løpet av november 1918 fikk omveltet kapitalismen, som den hadde gjort i Russland.

50.000 demonstrerer på første dagen av Los-Angeles-lærernes streik

Jerry White, 16. januar 2019

LA-lærernes første streik på tre tiår vil ta form av en direkte konflikt med Det demokratiske partiet, som støtter kampanjen for privatisering av offentlig utdanning.

Amerikanske medier gjenoppliver McCarthy-ismens metoder

Patrick Martin, 16. januar 2019

Kampanjen utløst av sist helgs rapporter i New York Times og Washington Post minner om den antikommunistiske heksejakta på 1950-tallet.

Hvordan den franske staten og big business finansierer fagforbundene

Anthony Torres, 16. januar 2019

Macron og pseudo-venstre-partiene tilknyttet fagforbundene oppfordrer nå fagforbundene til å ta kontroll over «gul vest»-bevegelsen.

New in Arabic

أصول ونتائج التحقيق الأمني الذي قامت به الأممية الرابعة

١٣ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٨

تجدون فيما يلي نص وتسجيل لمحاضرة ألقاها إريك لندن في مدينة ديترويت في ولاية ميتشيغان وفيها استعراض للتحقيق الضخم الذي أجرته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة تحت عنوان الأمن والأممية الرابعة.

New in Urdu

سرمایہ دارانہ حکمرانی کا عالمی بحران اور سوشلسٹ انقلاب کی حکمت عملی

جوزف کشوور

قومی خصوصیات خواہ کچھ بھی ہو ں، طبقاتی حکمرانی کا سیاسی بحران ہر ملک میں یکساں عالمگیر پروسس کی وجہ ہے

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Perspective

Mexican strikers show working class answer to capitalist reaction at US-Mexico border

17 January 2019

At the US-Mexico border, the two chief social classes under capitalism—the capitalist class and the working class—are demonstrating the two alternatives for the future of mankind.

Earlier Perspectives »

One hundred years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

By Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2019

Video: Christoph Vandreier on “One hundred years since the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht”

By Christoph Vandreier, 16 January 2019

Featured Commentary

The Strategy of International Class Struggle and the Political Fight Against Capitalist Reaction in 2019

By James Cogan, Joseph Kishore and David North, 3 January 2019

The year 2019 begins amidst the explosive interaction of geopolitical, economic and social crises. All over the world the ruling class is turning to ultra-right and neo-fascist politicians and organizations to defend the capitalist system. The threat of dictatorship and war can be defeated only through the political mobilization of the working class on the basis of an international socialist strategy.

The global class struggle in 2019

By Joseph Kishore, 16 January 2019

The Los Angeles Teachers Strike

A fighting strategy for California teachers

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 17 January 2019

After the initial exhilaration of the first few days of the strike, teachers in Los Angeles are now discussing and debating the way forward in this historic battle to defend public education.

The Fight Against Postmodernism

Widespread student support for beleaguered professor Peter Boghossian

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Portland State University, 17 January 2019

Despite threats of dismissal by Portland State University, Grievance Studies “hoaxer” Peter Boghossian is respected by students for his principled stand against postmodernist philosophy.

Portland State University threatens to fire Peter Boghossian for authoring “Grievance Studies” hoax

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

Commentary

Yellow vest protests expose right-wing politics of Germany’s Left Party

By Isabel Roy and Johannes Stern, 17 January 2019

After initially denouncing the “yellow vest” protests, Left Party leader Sahra Wagenknecht has sought to stamp her right-wing, anti-immigrant policies on the movement.

How the French state and big business finance the unions

The American media revives the methods of McCarthyism

By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2019

The FBI’s police state operation against Trump

14 January 2019

Arts Review

An exhibition of the great 17th century Dutch painter
Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion at the Toledo Museum of Art

By David Walsh, 17 January 2019

The Dutch “Golden Age” produced a host of extraordinary artistic figures, including most prominently Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–69), Hals (c. 1582–1666) and Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675).

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden—Short stories by American author Denis Johnson

We The Workers: A limited documentary about labour rights groups in China

The fight against historical falsification

Right-wing Humboldt University Professor Jorg Baberowski threatens students

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019

Baberowski is using his Twitter and Facebook accounts to incite his right-wing periphery against students who criticize his racist and reactionary statements.

Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
Successful start for IYSSE election campaign at Berlin’s Humboldt University

History

New study finds up to 15,000 Jews killed each day at peak of Holocaust

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2019

Autoworkers struggles

Fight the Ford layoffs! Build rank-and-file committees to unite autoworkers across Europe!

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, Socialist Equality Party and Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 15 January 2019

Ford to lay off thousands, close plants across Europe

Jaguar Land Rover announces nearly 5,000 UK job losses in global restructuring

No layoffs! No concessions!
Autoworkers call for demonstration February 9 to fight GM plant closings

By Jerry White, 12 January 2019

More on autoworkers issues »

Workers Struggles

Quebec: Locked-out ABI workers begin second year on picket line

By Laurent Lafrance, 16 January 2019

Indian transit workers in Mumbai defy authorities, continue strike

By Kranti Kumara, 16 January 2019

Bangladesh government oversees police attacks on protesting garment workers

By Wimal Perera, 16 January 2019

Sri Lankan workers must oppose the witch-hunt of militant plantation workers

By M. Thevarajah, 16 January 2019

India: Daikin air conditioning workers target of police assault, frame-up charges

By Kranti Kumara, 15 January 2019

The political significance of India’s two-day general strike

25 years ago: Northridge earthquake strikes Los Angeles

An earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. on January 17, 1994, centered in the Northridge area of the San Fernando Valley.

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50 years ago: Japanese police storm Tokyo University

Over 8,000 riot police moved onto the campus of Tokyo University on January 20, 1969, at the request of school authorities to crush a student occupation.

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75 years ago: Soviets launch offensive against siege of Leningrad

On January 14, 1944, the Red Army launched the Leningrad-Novgorod offensive aimed at breaking a protracted Nazi blockade of supplies to Leningrad.

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100 years ago: World War I victors open “peace conference” in Paris

On January 18, 1919, the imperialist victors in World War I, Britain, France, Italy, Japan and the United States, convened the infamous Paris Peace Conference to divide up the spoils of the four-year-long bloodbath.

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Editorial Cartoon

Military prepares for post-Brexit civil war in Britain and Northern Ireland

Preparations involve 50,000 troops in mainland Britain and 1,000 more police in Northern Ireland—close to half the current size of the British Army and more than the force sent by the government to invade Iraq.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Socialist Equality Party takes legal action against surveillance by German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019

Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution. The text of the letter is published here.

Obituary

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 2 January 2019

Halil Celik, founder and leader of the Sosyalist Eşitlik group, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died on December 31, 2018 following a serious illness.

Science

Scientific breakthrough promises to increase agricultural productivity by 40 percent

By Philip Guelpa and Thomas H. Douglass, 9 January 2019

ICFI meeting announcement

Indian Trotskyists in Kolkata to celebrate 80 years of the Fourth International

7 January 2019

The Kolkata meeting will review the essential political lessons of the protracted struggle of the Fourth International and their relevance to the fight for socialist internationalism today.

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 11 December 2018

80th anniversary of the Fourth International celebrated in Melbourne with public lecture

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

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.

Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

Socialist Equality Party

Resolution of the SEP (UK) Fourth National Congress
The resurgence of the class struggle and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 December 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, which was held October 27-30, 2018.

Security and the Fourth International

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

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

This is the text and audio of a lecture delivered by Eric London in Detroit, Michigan reviewing the monumental investigation conducted by the International Committee of the Fourth International titled Security and the Fourth International, which exposed the infiltration of the movement by agents of the FBI and Stalinist GPU.

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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.