Polish teachers strike confronts social disaster wrought by capitalist restoration

By Clara Weiss and Jerry White, 10 April 2019

Hundreds of thousands of educators are continuing their strike against Poland’s extreme right-wing government and its policies of austerity and social reaction.

Polish teachers launch nationwide strike

In meeting with Egyptian dictator, Trump rails against immigrants

By Niles Niemuth, 10 April 2019

Trump launched into a fascistic rant against asylum seekers and other immigrants on Tuesday while sitting side by side in the Oval Office with the butcher of Cairo.

No clear winner in Israeli elections

By Barry Grey, 10 April 2019

Exit polls had conflicting projections, with most giving opposition candidate Benny Gantz a narrow victory over incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel holds most right-wing elections in its history

Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank if re-elected

Norwood Jewell, the UAW and the Flint water crisis

By Jerry White, 10 April 2019

The conviction on bribery charges of Jewell sheds light on the close connections between the UAW and the Democratic politicians responsible for the lead poisoning of an entire city.

“If the UAW was bought, we should get it all back”
Former UAW vice president pleads guilty to conspiracy in bribery scheme

Corruption probe engulfs top UAW executives

New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch

By John Braddock, 10 April 2019

The royal commission will cover up the promotion of far-right extremism by the political establishment and pave the way for further anti-democratic police powers.

“Four Corners” broadcasts further claims of “Chinese interference” in Australia

By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2019

The “Four Corners” program signals a push to enforce the draconian “foreign interference” laws, passed last year with bipartisan support.

EU summit considers extension of Brexit deadline

By Robert Stevens, 10 April 2019

In another public humiliation, UK Prime Minister Theresa May met separately with the German Chancellor and French President, hoping to secure the backing of the EU’s two heavyweight powers.

The political implications of the Corbyn/May Brexit talks

More on Brexit »

German parliament celebrates 70 years of NATO and demands escalation of military rearmament

By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2019

Politicians from the governing and opposition parties took turns in hailing the largest military alliance in history and demanded an escalation of German rearmament.

UK cancer patients’ lives imperilled, suffering deepened by treatment delays

By Ajanta Silva, 10 April 2019

In England alone, more than 127,000 cancer patients have been left waiting more than two months to start their treatment over the last five years.

Greece: Syriza government mobilises riot police against refugees

By John Vassilopoulos, 10 April 2019

In enforcing the European Union’s anti-immigrant policy on the continent’s southern border, Syriza willingly acts as the jailer of all refugees stranded within its country’s borders.

Germany: Tens of thousands demonstrate in Berlin against high rents

By our reporters, 10 April 2019

The demand for the expropriation of real estate companies was at the centre of the demonstration and met with tremendous support among workers and young people.

“We believe in our art and can’t let them take it away”
Chicago symphony musicians defy management offer, continue strike

By Michael Walters and George Marlowe, 10 April 2019

CSO musicians have courageously defied the insulting “last, best, final offer” of management and are continuing their longest-ever strike.

“Music is too powerful to be silenced by tyranny”
Chicago symphony musicians host packed concerts as strike reaches turning point

University of California service and patient care technicians on one-day strike

By Marc Wells, 10 April 2019

University of California’s 25,000 service and patient care technicians are on strike today, for the fourth time in less than a year.

Tennessee teachers organize protests over educational funding and vouchers

Philadelphia Community College teachers face union sellout

Hollywood writers in a battle against powerful talent agencies

By Adam Mclean and David Walsh, 10 April 2019

The Writers Guild of America has set an April 13 deadline for reaching an agreement with the major Hollywood talent agencies on a new code of conduct.

Australia: Another toxic factory fire endangers working-class suburbs

By Peter Byrne, 10 April 2019

Every sphere of social life is now subject to corporate profiteering, including the disposal of hazardous waste.

New in Russian

Польские учителя начали общенациональную забастовку

Клара Вайс, 10 апреля 2019 г.

Более 86 процентов учителей страны из общего числа в 400 тысяч присоединились к первой общенациональной забастовке учителей в Польше за последние 25 лет.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Убийство президента Руанды провоцирует геноцид

10 апреля 2019 г.

6 апреля 1994 года самолет, в котором находились президент Руанды Жювеналь Хабиаримана и президент Бурунди Сиприен Нтарьямира, был сбит при попытке приземлиться в столице Руанды Кигали.

New in Turkish

ABD, İran Devrim Muhafızları’nı terör örgütü ilan etti

Barry Grey, 10 Nisan 2019

Salı günü, Trump yönetimi, görülmemiş bir adımla, İslami Devrim Muhafızları’nı (İDM) yabancı bir terör örgütü olarak tanımlayarak, ABD’yi İran ile askeri çatışmaya yaklaştırdı.

Libya topyekün iç savaşın eşiğinde

Bill Van Auken, 10 Nisan 2019

Halife Hafter’in Libya Ulusal Ordusu’nun (LNA) askerleri ve tankları başkent Trablus’a ilerlerken, bu Kuzey Afrika ülkesini paramparça eden iç çatışmalar çarpıcı biçimde şiddetleniyor.

New in Spanish

El impulso dictatorial detrás de la depuración política de Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 10 abril 2019

El abrupto despido de la secretaria del DHS y el titular del Servicio Secreto es parte de un esfuerzo por parte de Trump para rodearse de una guardia pretoriana leal.

Docentes polacos lanzan una huelga nacional

Por Clara Weiss, 10 abril 2019

Más del 86 por ciento de los 400.000 docentes del país se han unido a la primera huelga nacional docente en Polonia en 25 años.

Israel tiene las elecciones más derechistas de su historia

por Jean Shaoul, 10 abril 2019

Las campañas rivales están inextricablemente vinculadas al proyecto del Gran Israel de expansión sionista del que depende la riqueza de la élite de Israel.

Alemania: el fiscal del estado persigue a grupo de artistas por criticar al partido de extrema derecha AfD

Por Justus Leicht y Peter Schwarz, 10 abril 2019

Por los últimos 16 meses la oficina del fiscal de la ciudad de Gera ha estado investigando una asociación artística conocida como el Centro para la Belleza Política bajo sospecha de “formar una organización criminal”.

En testimonio judicial filtrado, Assange denuncia su detención ilegal

Por Oscar Grenfell, 10 abril 2019

El fundador de WikiLeaks declaró: "Ningún periodista, ningún ciudadano, debe aceptar que lo que hablan puede definirse día a día por razones de conveniencia política".

Estados Unidos califica a la Guardia Revolucionaria de Irán como un grupo terrorista

Por Barry Grey, 10 abril 2019

Trump y Pompeo intentaron amenazar a otros países extranjeros, funcionarios y empresarios con represalias y un posible juicio penal.

La jefa de Seguridad Nacional de EE UU forzada a retirarse mientras la represión contra inmigrantes sigue inminente

Por Eric London, 10 abril 2019

El consejero de Trump Stephen Miller está orquestando una toma de derechas del aparato de deportación federal con el apoyo de una red de agentes fascistas de inmigración y aduanas y oficiales de patrulla fronteriza.

Obama y Pelosi empujan a los demócratas más a la derecha

Por Patrick Martin, 10 abril 2019

Obama, quien encabezó un gobierno imperialista completamente de derecho, y la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Pelosi, casada con un desarrollador de bienes raíces multimillonario, han estado trabajando juntos en un esfuerzo conjunto para frenar las actividades de las "izquierdas" en la bancada demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes.

López Obrador en México ataca a maestros por medio de reforma educativa derechista

Por Alex González, 10 abril 2019

AMLO y Morena adoptaron la legislación educativa de su predecesor, mientras que el sindicato del CNTE busca aislar las luchas de los trabajadores.

New in French

Les enseignants polonais lancent une grève nationale

Clara Weiss, 10 avril 2019

Plus de 86 pour cent des 400.000 enseignants du pays ont rejoint la première grève nationale en Pologne depuis 25 ans.

La Libye au bord de la guerre civile totale

Bill Van Auken, 10 avril 2019

Huit ans après le début de la guerre lancée par les États-Unis et l’OTAN pour changer le régime sous des prétextes humanitaires, les conditions des masses de la population libyenne demeurent catastrophiques.

L’armée algérienne purge les services de renseignement alors que les manifestations contre le régime s’intensifient

Alex Lantier, 10 avril 2019

Au milieu de la méfiance croissante...ant la sanglante guerre civile en Algérie de 1992-2002.

Assange dénonce sa détention illégale dans une fuite de document du tribunal

Oscar Grenfell, 10 avril 2019

Le fondateur de WikiLeaks a déclaré: «Aucun journaliste, aucun citoyen ne devrait accepter que ce dont il parle puisse être défini au jour le jour pour des raisons d’opportunisme politique».

Plus de 10.000 personnes se rassemblent à Toronto contre les compressions des conservateurs en éducation

nos journalistes, 10 avril 2019

Les manifestants ont exprimé leur colère contre les plans du gouvernement de l’Ontario visant à augmenter le nombre d’élèves par classe, à supprimer des milliers de postes d’enseignants, à réduire le financement pour les enfants ayant des besoins spéciaux et à réduire l’aide financière aux étudiants.

New in German

Der diktatorische Impuls hinter Trumps politischer Säuberung

Patrick Martin, 10. April 2019

Die Heimatschutzministerin und der Secret Service-Chef wurden abrupt entlassen – dahinter steht der Wille von Trump, sich mit einer treuen Garde zu umgeben.

Polnische Lehrer im landesweiten Streik

Clara Weiss, 10. April 2019

Mehr als 86 Prozent der 400.000 Lehrer in Polen nehmen an dem ersten landesweiten Lehrerstreik seit 25 Jahren teil.

Spendet für den Wahlkampf der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei!

Ulrich Rippert, 10. April 2019

Die Wahlteilnahme der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei (SGP) ist Teil einer Offensive des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale gegen den wachsenden Nationalismus, die Wiederkehr von Faschisten und die Kriegsvorbereitung in Europa.

Neue Gewerkschaftsbürokratie oder Arbeitermacht?
Lehren aus der Rebellion der Arbeiter von Matamoros: Erster Teil

Andrea Lobo, 10. April 2019

Die Streikwelle an der US-mexikanischen Grenze liefert wichtige Erkenntnisse für die neue Bewegung, die sich in der Arbeiterklasse weltweit entwickelt.

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Perspective

Libya’s descent into civil war: The bitter fruit of the pseudo-left's pro-imperialism

10 April 2019

The escalating civil war in Libya has served as one more demonstration of the criminal role played by the pseudo-left proponents of “humanitarian” imperialist intervention.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Fight Against Fascism

Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist Jörg Baberowski

By David North, 10 April 2019

Jörg Baberowski, the extreme right-wing historian and chairman of the Department of East European Studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University, was invited by Princeton University in March to participate in a closed conference-seminar on the subject of “Dictatorships in Transition.”

Christoph Vandreier kicks off US speaking tour with well-attended meeting at UC Berkeley

By Gabriel Black, 10 April 2019

Christoph Vandreier spoke to an audience of 70 university students and workers, in the first of six meetings on “The Threat Of Fascism And How To Fight It”

“What will be required is a very high level of political and historical awareness”
David North appeals to readers to attend US meetings against fascism

SEP (US) National Chairman David North said, "The visit next month of Comrade Christoph Vandreier to the United States is simply the application of a strategy of the international organization of the working class against the fascist threat. They will not conquer again, we can be certain of that."

David North to address public meetings with Christoph Vandreier: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”

2 April 2019

“In order to fight fascism, we must understand where it comes from.”
Author Christoph Vandreier to tour US

Christoph Vandreier, author of the newly released book Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany, explains the importance of his upcoming speaking tour in the US.

Commentary

Factional provocation, middle-class hysteria, and the collapse of the International Socialist Organization

By the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 2 April 2019

Factionally motivated denunciations of an alleged cover-up of sexual assault in 2013 were revived to instigate a leadership purge and liquidate the ISO.

Bernie Sanders joins Trump’s attack on “open borders”

By Tom Hall, 9 April 2019

The dictatorial impulse behind Trump’s political purge

By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2019

Socialism haunts the American ruling class

By Andre Damon, 8 April 2019

Trump calls for more cheap money for financial markets

By Nick Beams, 8 April 2019

US Homeland Security chief forced out as anti-immigrant crackdown looms

By Eric London, 8 April 2019

Arts Review

Flint, a play at the University of Michigan: Stuck, unfortunately, in the quagmire of racial politics

By Joanne Laurier, 10 April 2019

José Casas’ drama is a response to the horrendous Flint, Michigan water crisis, which began in April 2014. As a result, the city’s poisoned population has suffered disease, death and untold misery.

“Tarrafal Never Again!” exhibition in Lisbon exposes horrors of Portugal’s fascist concentration camp

By Charles Hixson and Paul Mitchell, 9 April 2019

Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike: Provocation and pessimism from the Atlanta rap artist

By Nick Barrickman, 8 April 2019

Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

In leaked court testimony, Assange denounces his illegal detention

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 April 2019

Video: SEP (Australia) Assistant National Secretary Cheryl Crisp calls for defence of Assange

By our reporters, 9 April 2019

Workers and youth in Australia support Julian Assange

By our correspondents, 9 April 2019

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning »

Workers Struggles

Teamsters working with YRC trucking companies to impose concessions contract

By Steve Filips, 9 April 2019

Another steelworker killed at ArcelorMittal in Indiana

By Jessica Goldstein, 6 April 2019

“We are the future. Give us what we need!”
Thousands of Ontario students walk out to protest school cuts

By our reporters, 6 April 2019

Ontario workers need an international socialist program to defend public education and fight austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 6 April 2019

Australia: Tasmanian teachers take strike action

By Frank Gaglioti, 6 April 2019

As Mexican president calls Mussolini a “great leader”
Companies and police violently attack remaining strikes in Matamoros

By Andrea Lobo, 2 April 2019

More on the defense of public education »

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part two

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part three

By Andrea Lobo, 3 April 2019

25 years ago: The suicide of Kurt Cobain

On April 8, 1994, Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle, Washington home, from a gunshot wound to the head.

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50 years ago: Harvard students occupy campus building

On April 9, 1969, Harvard University students began a series of protests against the Vietnam War. About 500 students held an occupation of the school’s administration building.

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75 years ago: Bombay ship explosion kills over 800

On April 14, 1944, the SS Fort Stikine, a British armaments ship, exploded at the Victoria Dock of Bombay, the Indian financial capital now known as Mumbai.

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100 years ago: British massacre hundreds in Punjab

On April 13, 1919, British Indian Army troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired into a crowd of people demonstrating in the Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden in the Punjabi city of Amritsar, site of the Sikh Golden Temple.

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History

One hundred years since the formation of the Communist International

By Peter Schwarz, 20 March 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Abbotsleigh Estate Workers Action Committee and SEP hold powerful conference

By our correspondents, 20 March 2019

Support grows for Sri Lankan plantation workers’ conference

Socialist Equality Party of Germany certified to stand in European elections

By our reporter, 19 March 2019

Socialist Equality Party files lawsuit against German secret service

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

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

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.

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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