Nationwide strike shakes Algerian regime

By Will Morrow, 11 March 2019

The movement against the Bouteflika regime is entering a new stage and the working class is emerging as its basic revolutionary force.

Hundreds of thousands march in Algeria to demand fall of Bouteflika regime

Claims that Venezuelan military burned aid truck exposed as imperialist propaganda

By Alexander Fangmann, 11 March 2019

Accusations by Marco Rubio, John Bolton and other US officials that Maduro ordered the burning of the aid shipment have been revealed as lies, aimed at promoting US government efforts to foment a right-wing coup.

Report reveals that armed troops were mobilized to force through US aid provocation on Venezuelan border

“We may walk out because we need drastic change”
Indiana teachers rally against low pay, attacks on public education

By George Marlowe, 11 March 2019

While more than a thousand Indiana teachers rallied in the state Capitol against a decline in teacher salaries over the last 20 years, the unions are actively working to prevent any mass walkouts.

Teachers speak out at Indianapolis rally to defend public education

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

Teachers attending Saturday’s rally denounced low pay, the promotion of charter schools and other privatization schemes, while chanting "strike!" multiple times.

As teacher anger explodes across US
How to fight for public education in Indiana

By WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 11 March 2019

Kentucky teachers speak against attacks on public education

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

Teachers in Kentucky are holding discussions and seeking to develop their fight for pension rights and the defense of public education in the face of sabotage by the state and local teacher unions.

Democratic Socialists of America and Jacobin cover for union sellout of Oakland teachers strike

The betrayal of the Oakland teacher strike and the way forward for students

More on the defense of public education »

US jobs numbers highlight global growth concerns

By Nick Beams, 11 March 2019

Last week the OECD cut its growth forecast for advanced economies in 2019 from 1.8 percent to 1 percent, with Europe taking the brunt of the downward revision.

Some economic and political conclusions
The ten-year stock market bull run

European Central Bank announces major policy reversal

Joint US-South Korean war games amid rising tensions with North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 11 March 2019

While there is no return as yet to Trump’s previous bellicose threats of war, negotiations are clearly stalled, if not unravelling.

Milan, Italy: 200,000 march against racism

By Marianne Arens, 11 March 2019

Some 200,000 people demonstrated last Saturday in Milan against the right-wing coalition government, which closes ports to immigrant vessels and lets people drown in the Mediterranean.

Lawyer charged for exposing Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

By Mike Head, 11 March 2019

A former Australian military legal officer faces lengthy imprisonment for leaking damning documents.

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.

New in Norwegian

Noen økonomiske og politiske konklusjoner
Den ti-år-lange børsoppturen

Nick Beams, 11. mars 2019

I løpet av det siste tiåret har billioner av dollar blitt pumpet inn i finansmarkeder, med politiske tiltak gjennomført av den amerikanske regjeringen, finansmyndighetene og US Federal Reserve, og har hevet indeksene Dow og S&P 500 med over 300 prosent.

Chelsea Manning fengslet for å nekte å vitne mot WikiLeaks

Patrick Martin, 11. mars 2019

Den modige varsleren har allerede vært fengslet i syv år og har vært utsatt for innesperring i isolat og tortur, for eksponeringen av amerikanske krigsforbrytelser i Irak og Afghanistan.

Hundretusenvis marsjerer i Algerie med krav om Bouteflika-regimets fall

Will Morrow, 11. mars 2019

Videoer på sosialmedier viser bølger av overveiende unge mennesker som roper «Folket vil ha regimets fall» og «Tyver, dere har spist opp landet!»

Kinas statsminister advarer for alvorlige farer og utfordringer på horisonten

Peter Symonds, 11. mars 2019

I en tale til forrige ukes Nasjonale folkeforsamling refererte Li Keqiang til «offentlig misnøye på mange områder», samtidig med en oppbremsing av den kinesisk økonomien og stigende geo-politiske spenninger.

Etter opphevelsen av INF-traktaten
Pentagon eskalerer oppbyggingen ved Russlands grenser

Bill Van Auken, 11. mars 2019

USAs øverstkommanderende i Europa fortalte et senatspanel at Pentagon trenger flere tropper og flere krigsskip for å motvirke påståtte russiske «trusler».

Skuespilleren Bruno Ganz, prominent på scenen og lerretet i mer enn 40 år: en nekrolog

Sybille Fuchs, 11. mars 2019

Den 16. februar døde den sveitsisk-fødte skuespilleren Bruno Ganz av kreft i en alder av 77 år, i sitt hjem ved Zürichsjøen. Ganz var en av de ledende personlighetene i den moderne tyskspråklige teater- og filmverden.

New in French

Avant la fin du débat national, L’État réprime le rassemblement ds «gilets jaunes» à Paris

Anthony Torres, 11 mars 2019

L’acte 17 des «gilets jaunes» s’est déroulé une semaine avant la grande mobilisation prévue pour la fin du «grand débat national» de Macron le 16 mars.

Le Trotsky de Netflix: un mélange toxique de mensonges historiques et d’antisémitisme flagrant

David North et Clara Weiss, 11 mars 2019

Netflix présente actuellement à son public mondial la série télévisée antisémite et virulente Trotsky, produite à l’origine par l’État russe en 2017.

Chelsea Manning emprisonnée pour avoir refusé de témoigner contre WikiLeaks

Patrick Martin, 11 mars 2019

La courageuse dénonciatrice a déjà purgé une peine de prison pendant sept ans et a subi la cellule d’isolement et la torture pour avoir dénoncé et exposé des crimes de guerre américains en Irak et en Afghanistan.

Quelques conclusions économiques et politiques
Sur le plus fort mouvement haussier du marché boursier depuis dix ans

Nick Beams, 11 mars 2019

Au cours de la dernière décennie, grâce aux politiques menées par le gouvernement américain, les autorités financières et la Réserve fédérale américaine, des milliers de milliards de dollars ont été injectés dans les marchés financiers, ce qui a fait grimper les indices Dow et S&P 500 de plus de 300 %.

New in German

Einige Schlüsse zu Wirtschaft und Politik
Zehn Jahre Börsenboom

Nick Beams, 11. März 2019

In den letzten zehn Jahren haben die Maßnahmen der US- Regierung, der Finanzbehörden und der US-Notenbank Billionen von Dollar in die Finanzmärkte gepumpt. Sie haben den Dow Jones und den S&P 500 um mehr als 300 Prozent angehoben.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei reicht Klage gegen Verfassungsschutz ein

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 11. März 2019

Die SGP hat vor dem Verwaltungsgericht Berlin Klage gegen das Bundesinnenministerium erhoben, weil das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz sie rechtswidrig als „linksextremistisch“ einstuft und geheimdienstlich beobachtet.

Die Klage der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei gegen den Verfassungsschutz

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP), 11. März 2019

Die folgende Klage reichte Rechtsanwalt Dr. Peer Stolle am 24. Januar beim Verwaltungsgericht Berlin gegen das Bundesinnenministerium ein, um die Nennung der SGP im Verfassungsschutzbericht zu unterbinden.

Chelsea Manning in Beugehaft wegen ihrer Weigerung, gegen WikiLeaks auszusagen

Patrick Martin, 11. März 2019

Die mutige Whistleblowerin war bereits sieben Jahre im Gefängnis und musste Isolationshaft und Folter erleiden, weil sie amerikanische Kriegsverbrechen im Irak und Afghanistan aufgedeckt hatte.

Tarifverhandlungen in der Stahlindustrie: Arbeiter fordern Streik

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 11. März 2019

Heute werden mehrere Tausend Stahlarbeiter vor ihre Werkstore treten, um ihre Bereitschaft zu unterstreichen, für mehr Geld und Urlaub zu kämpfen. Die IG Metall versucht dagegen, die Tarifauseinandersetzung möglichst schnell zu Ende zu bringen.

Sri Lanka: Großes Interesse an Plantagenarbeiterkonferenz der SEP

unseren Reportern, 11. März 2019

Bericht einer Gruppe von SEP- und IYSSE-Mitgliedern über ihre Diskussionen mit Plantagenarbeitern. Diese begrüßen die bevorstehende Konferenz und äußern sich voller Wut darüber, dass die Plantagengewerkschaften ihren Streik im letzten Dezember ausverkauft haben.

69. Berlinale: Deutsche Filme – wirtschaftlicher Druck und gesellschaftliche Kälte

Bernd Reinhardt, 11. März 2019

Einige der deutschen Filme auf der diesjährigen Berlinale bringen zum Ausdruck, wie sich der zunehmende wirtschaftliche Druck negativ auf das gesellschaftliche Leben und die Familien auswirkt.

New in Spanish

Algunas conclusiones económicas y políticas
La racha alcista de diez años en la bolsa de valores

Nick Beams, 11 marzo 2019

Durante la última década, como resultado de las políticas llevadas a cabo por el Gobierno estadounidense, las autoridades financieras y la Reserva Federal de EUA, los mercados financieros recibieron billones de dólares, aumentando los índices Dow y S&P 500 más de 300 por ciento.

Chelsea Manning encarcelada por negarse a declarar contra WikiLeaks

Patrick Martin, 11 marzo

La valiente denunciante ya ha sido encarcelada durante siete años y sometida a confinamiento solitario y tortura por exponer crímenes de guerra estadounidenses en Irak y Afganistán.

Gobierno de Trump creó base de datos secreta de periodistas y activistas de migración en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México

Kevin Martínez, 11 marzo

Más de 50 personas fueron espiadas, incluyendo periodistas que documentaron la caravana de migrantes centroamericanos el año pasado.

Después de romper el tratado INF
La expansión del Pentágono en las fronteras de Rusia

Bill Van Auken, 11 marzo

El principal comandante de Estados Unidos en Europa le dijo a un panel del Senado que el Pentágono necesita más tropas y más buques de guerra para contrarrestar las supuestas "amenazas" rusas

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Perspective

Free Chelsea Manning!

11 March 2019

Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange are class-war prisoners, whose freedom depends on the mobilization of the working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning!

Melbourne rally calls on workers and youth to defend Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

James Cogan declared that “the fight to free Assange must become part of all the actions by workers.”

Vigil outside London Ecuadorian embassy demands freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

A spirited rally was held yesterday outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, called by the Julian Assange Defence Committee and supported by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and World Socialist Web Site.

The political lessons of the March 3 Free Assange rally

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Political Committee, 5 March 2019

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Featured Commentary

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

By David North and Clara Weiss, 8 March 2019

Netflix is currently presenting to its worldwide audience the virulently anti-Semitic television series, Trotsky, which was originally produced by the Russian state in 2017.

Arts Review

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

By Stefan Steinberg, 11 March 2019

The 69th Berlin film festival took place against a background of growing working class militancy in Germany and worldwide.

Actor Bruno Ganz, prominent on stage and screen for more than 40 years: an obituary

By Sybille Fuchs, 9 March 2019

The attacks on Green Book and the racialist infection of the affluent middle class

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 8 March 2019

Behind the racist backlash against Green Book

Why is there so little media skepticism about Leaving Neverland and its allegations against Michael Jackson?

By David Walsh, 6 March 2019

WSWS Archives

From Lordstown to Vietnam and Back

By David North, 7 March 2019

In the wake of the iconic plant’s final day of production Tuesday the WSWS is posting an interview with a GM Lordstown worker published February 12, 1973 in the Bulletin, the weekly organ of the Workers League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party.

The shutdown of GM’s Lordstown plant

The Fight Against Fascism

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

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

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

By Joseph Kishore, 15 February 2019

Commentary

After ripping up of INF treaty
Pentagon escalating buildup on Russia’s borders

By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2019

Amazon HQ2’s campus connection
The marriage of militarism, big business and academia in Northern Virginia

By Nick Barrickman, 9 March 2019

More on Amazon »

Chinese premier warns of grave risks and challenges ahead

By Peter Symonds, 9 March 2019

Democrats push through resolution branding Rep. Omar’s criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitic”

By Barry Grey, 8 March 2019

Trump administration kept secret database targeting journalists and immigration activists at US-Mexico border

By Kevin Martinez, 9 March 2019

London Metropolitan Police cite Grenfell Inquiry to justify not pressing criminal charges
End collaboration with the inquiry now!

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 9 March 2019

The assault on Jeremy Corbyn is a warning that must be heeded

By Chris Marsden, 6 March 2019

Labour Party investigated for anti-Semitism by UK government human rights commission

UK Labour Party members rebel against suspension of Chris Williamson MP for bogus claims of anti-Semitism

“Deaths of despair” continue to soar
US deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide at all-time high

By Kate Randall, 8 March 2019

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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Workers Struggles

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

By our reporters, 9 March 2019

UE orders return to work at Erie, Pennsylvania locomotive plant

By Shannon Jones, 8 March 2019

Jefferson County, Kentucky teachers continue sickouts in defiance of unions

By our reporter, 8 March 2019

Atlanta School Board prepares a fresh assault on public education

By Kranti Kumara, 8 March 2019

Germany: Opposition growing among teachers, public sector workers to Verdi’s sell-out agreement

By Ulrich Rippert, 8 March 2019

Teachers strike wave spreads across five continents

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

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

ICFI meeting

Trotskyists campaign in Kolkata for 80th anniversary of the Fourth International meeting
Students and workers discuss India-Pakistan military tensions and the necessity for socialist internationalism

By our correspondents, 8 March 2019

The campaign for the Kolkata meeting is being conducted as military tensions between India and Pakistan intensify.

Socialist Equality Party

Germany: Socialist Equality Party submits candidates for the European elections

By our reporters, 6 March 2019

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

By our correspondents, 6 March 2019

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Eastern Michigan University’s privatization schemes!

By IYSSE at Eastern Michigan University, 5 March 2019

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)

February 9 demonstration against GM plant closings

Watch: March to Fight GM Plant Closures

Autoworkers and supporters from across the Midwest marched on February 9 in Detroit to oppose General Motors’ plans for plant closings and layoffs in the US and Canada.

Autoworkers must prepare fight as UAW plans new givebacks in 2019 contracts

By Shannon Jones, 14 February 2019

Striking workers in Matamoros, Mexico support Detroit demonstration against auto layoffs

In this video, striking auto parts workers at Fisher Dynamics in Matamoros, Mexico send their support to last weekend’s demonstration against mass layoffs in the US auto industry called by the Socialist Equality Party.

“It is necessary to base our struggle not on one company or on one nation, but by mobilizing the workers of the world”
Maruti Suzuki workers in India send greetings to February 9 protest

Autoworkers, supporters demonstrate in Detroit to oppose GM closures and layoffs

February 9 demonstration against auto plant closures in Detroit
The program and strategy to defend jobs

Book Review

The State, Business and Education: How rapacious corporations are dismantling public education globally

By Erika Zimmer, 16 February 2019

Billionaires, global tech companies and national governments are imposing a profit-driven, user-pays system.

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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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

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