Algerian regime pledges fraudulent political “transition” as strikes spread

By Will Morrow, 12 March 2019

While Bouteflika has pledged not to seek a fifth term, this is to be achieved by postponing elections and extending his current term indefinitely.

Algerians in France protest in solidarity with strike wave in Algeria

By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 12 March 2019

On Sunday, Algerians organised protests again in Paris and Marseille, a week after a protest of 1,000 Algerians took place in Montreal, Canada.

Nationwide strike shakes Algerian regime

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

Boeing jetliner crashes in Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers and crew

By Eddie Haywood, 12 March 2019

The Ethiopian air disaster comes just five months after an Indonesian Lion Air passenger jet of the same model crashed, killing all 189 on board.

New York Times lines up with anti-China hawks

By Nick Beams, 12 March 2019

The key US demand is that China must make “structural” changes to its economy, including abandoning state subsidies to major industries.

US-China trade deal reported to be in the making

“This is not just about Tchaikovsky, it’s about culture as a whole”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians strike to defend pensions

By Kristina Betinis, 12 March 2019

CSO players and supporters demand funding for the arts, not wars.

Aiming to quash strikes, US teacher union launches campaign to prop up Democrats

By Nancy Hanover, 12 March 2019

Amid increasing strikes and struggles in defense of public education across the US and the world, the teachers’ unions are launching a new initiative to stifle the class struggle and corral teachers behind the capitalist political parties.

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

Teachers speak out at Indianapolis rally to defend public education

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

Kentucky teachers speak against attacks on public education

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 »

Mark Zuckerberg’s “Privacy Manifesto”: A brief for intensifying Internet and social media censorship

By Kevin Reed, 12 March 2019

The new vision for Facebook published by Mark Zuckerberg on March 6 is part of the response by the ruling elite to the role that social media is playing in the growth of class struggle internationally.

The “Museum of Communist Terror”: Institute of historical falsification planned for London

By Thomas Scripps, 12 March 2019

The proponents of the museum hope to bury the popular appeal of socialism under a mountain of lies, to legitimate the far right and provide a spur to a devastating programme of social counterrevolution.

Naming of Australian lawyer police informant highlights top-level involvement

By Mike Head, 12 March 2019

The use of such a well-connected figure as an informer would hardly have occurred without the authorisation of the most senior police commanders.

Canada: Why is the corporate media in a frenzy over the SNC-Lavalin affair?

By Roger Jordan, 12 March 2019

The working class must intervene in opposition to all factions of the capitalist elite and political establishment, advancing a socialist program against austerity and war.

Amid rising protests, Moreno government lays off thousands in Ecuador

By Cesar Uco, 12 March 2019

Some 10,000 workers have been laid off as part of an IMF deal that demands the slashing of 10 percent of the public workforce and other austerity measures.

New in Norwegian

Landsdekkende streik skaker det algeriske regimet

Will Morrow, 12. mars 2019

Bevegelsen mot Bouteflika-regimet går inn i et nytt stadium og arbeiderklassen trer frem som den grunnleggende revolusjonære kraften.

Milano, Italia: 200 000 marsjerer mot rasisme

Marianne Arens, 12. mars 2019

Anslagsvis 200 000 mennesker demonstrerte sist lørdag i Milano mot den høyreorienterte koalisjonsregjeringen, som stenger havner for innvandrerfartøy og lar folk drukne i Middelhavet.

Melbourne-demonstrasjon oppfordrer arbeidere og ungdom til å forsvare Assange og Manning

våre reportere, 12. mars 2019

James Cogan erklærte at «kampen for å befri Assange må bli del av alle av arbeidernes aksjoner.»

Løslat Chelsea Manning!

Andre Damon, 12. mars 2019

Chelsea Manning og WikiLeaks-utgiver Julian Assange er klassekrigsfanger, og deres frihet avhenger av mobiliseringen av arbeiderklassen.

Våke utenfor Ecuadors London-ambassade med krav om frihet for Julian Assange og Chelsea Manning

våre reportere, 12. mars 2019

Det ble holdt en livlig demonstrasjon utenfor Ecuadors London-ambassade på søndag, kalt av Julian Assange Defense Committee og støttet av Socialist Equality Party (UK) og av World Socialist Web Site.

New in Spanish

¡Liberen a Chelsea Manning!

Andre Damon, 11 marzo 2019

Chelsea Manning y el editor de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, son prisioneros de guerra, cuya libertad depende de la movilización de la clase obrera.

La manifestación de Melbourne insta a los trabajadores y jóvenes a defender a Assange y a Manning

nuestros reporteros, 11 marzo

James Cogan declaró que “la lucha para liberar a Assange tiene que formar parte de todas las acciones de los trabajadores”.

Huelga nacional sacude el régimen argelino

Will Morrow, 11 marzo

El movimiento contra el régimen de Bouteflika está entrando en una nueva etapa y la clase obrera está emergiendo como su fuerza revolucionaria básica.

Expuesta como propaganda imperialista afirmación de que ejército venezolano quemó camión con ayuda/a>

Alexander Fangmann, 11 marzo

Las acusaciones de Marco Rubio, John Bolton y otros oficiales estadounidenses de que Maduro ordenó quemar el envío de ayuda han sido reveladas como mentiras que pretenden promover los esfuerzos del Gobierno estadounidense de instigar un golpe de Estado derechista.

Milán, Italia: 200.000 marchan contra el racismo

Marianne Arens, 11 marzo

Unas 200.000 personas se manifestaron el pasado sábado en Milán contra el gobierno de coalición de derecha, que impide la entrada a los puertos a los buques con inmigrantes y deja que las personas se ahoguen en el Mediterráneo.

New in German

Freiheit für Chelsea Manning!

Andre Damon, 12. März 2019

Chelsea Manning und WikiLeaks-Herausgeber Julian Assange sind Gefangene des Klassenkriegs, deren Freiheit von der Mobilisierung der Arbeiterklasse abhängt.

Landesweiter Streik erschüttert das algerische Regime

Will Morrow, 12. März 2019

Die Bewegung gegen das Bouteflika-Regime tritt in eine neue Phase ein, in der sich die Arbeiterklasse zur grundlegenden revolutionären Kraft entwickelt.

Audi und VW kündigen Abbau Tausender Arbeitsplätze an

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 12. März 2019

„Es führt kein Weg daran vorbei, dass wir unsere Personalstruktur überdenken“, heißt es in einem Brief von Audi-Chef Bram Schot an die 90.000-köpfige Belegschaft.

Melbourne: Kundgebung zur Verteidigung von Julian Assange und Chelsea Manning

unseren Reporterns, 12. März 2019

Die Redner an der Rallye vom Sonntag in Melbourne appellierten an Arbeiter und Jugendliche, Julian Assange und Chelsea Manning zu verteidigen. „Die Forderung nach Freiheit für Assange muss Teil jedes Arbeitskampfs werden“, erklärte James Cogan von der SEP Australien.

Graue Eminenz der deutschen Geheimdienste arbeitet für rechtsradikalen österreichischen Innenminister

Justus Leicht, 12. März 2019

Seit März dieses Jahres arbeitet Klaus-Dieter Fritsche, der jahrzehntelang eine führende Rolle bei den deutschen Geheimdiensten spielte, als Berater des österreichischen Innenministeriums.

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 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 %.

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Perspective

A US budget for worldwide war

12 March 2019

The Trump administration is seeking a record $750 billion in military spending, more than the next 14 countries combined.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party files lawsuit against German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019

The SGP calls on all individuals, organizations, and institutions that defend democratic rights to support the suit against the secret service’s attacks.

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

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 12 March 2019

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

By our correspondents, 6 March 2019

Free Assange and Manning!

Free Chelsea Manning!

By Andre Damon, 11 March 2019

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

Workers and young people speak out at Melbourne rally to free Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 12 March 2019

“If Julian doesn’t receive freedom, if Chelsea Manning is not released, then we are going down a slippery slope.”

Chris Marsden at Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange
“Britain now plays the key role in the conspiracy to silence Julian Assange once and for all”

By Chris Marsden, 12 March 2019

This speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden at the Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange held outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on March 10.

Emmy Butlin at London rally to defend Assange
“We need international solidarity to bring about a positive outcome in this struggle for freedom for Julian Assange”

12 March 2019

This speech was delivered by Emmy Butlin of the Julian Assange Defence Committee at the Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange held outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, on March 10.

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

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

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

By our reporters, 11 March 2019

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.

The Fight Against Fascism

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

By Joseph Kishore, 15 February 2019

Arts Review

What lies behind the campaign against famed conductor Daniel Barenboim?

By Clara Weiss, 12 March 2019

A central concern of the drive in Berlin against Barenboim must be his longstanding criticism of Israeli occupation and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

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

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

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

By David Walsh, 6 March 2019

Workers Struggles

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

By WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 12 March 2019

Terrified that wildcat strikes will spread throughout factories in Mexico and into the United States and Canada, the US and other foreign-based corporations and the local ruling elites are responding with mass firings, plant closings and other reprisals.

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

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

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.

More »

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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Commentary

Claims that Venezuelan military burned aid truck exposed as imperialist propaganda

By Alexander Fangmann, 11 March 2019

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

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

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.

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)

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.

Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

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