Honduran government cracks down on strike by teachers, doctors and nurses

By Andrea Lobo, 29 May 2019

The trade unions and opposition parties have done everything possible to keep workers from appealing for a common struggle of the international working class against imperialism.

Despite Assange’s ill health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 May 2019

The ruling is the latest example of the international legal vendetta being perpetrated against the WikiLeaks founder.

As Assange faces 170-year sentence, Trump proposes pardoning US war criminals

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

European elections: German voters register strong opposition to grand coalition

By Ulrich Rippert, 29 May 2019

German voters’ anger over unbearable working conditions, rising rents and the growth of militarism could find no political expression within the framework of the EU elections.

Le Pen’s far-right National Rally wins European election vote in France

By Will Morrow, 29 May 2019

The two parties that have ruled France for half a century, the Socialist Party and the Republicans, received a combined 14 percent of the vote.

The bankruptcy of Lutte ouvrière’s European election campaign

Nationalism, militarism dominate final European election debate in France

Widespread damage in Dayton, Ohio area after series of tornadoes

By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2019

The devastating tornadoes that hit the area this week are compounding the city's social crisis.

University of Chicago graduate student union authorizes strike action

By George Gallanis, 29 May 2019

The vote is in response to the U of C administration’s anti-democratic attempt to block the recognition of the graduate student union for nearly two years.

New Haven, California teacher strike enters second week

San Diego Sweetwater High School District to lay off 82 educators and staff amid investigation of budgetary fraud

More on the Defense of Public Education »

Police intimidation and violence used against UK fracking protestors

By Dennis Moore, 29 May 2019

A police monitoring report highlights how large numbers of officers have been using aggressive and confrontational tactics, most notably in Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

UK ambulance staff quitting in record numbers

By Ben Trent, 29 May 2019

The departure of ambulance staff is part of a wave of medical professionals abandoning the National Health Service.

Venezuelan refugees face desperate conditions in Colombia

By Julian James, 29 May 2019

The greatest influx of refugees has been to Colombia, where an estimated 1.1 million Venezuelans survive on the margins of society.

Why ISIS launched a terror attack on Sri Lanka

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 29 May 2019

The US has, over the past four years, taken steps to transform Sri Lanka into an important base for its military operations throughout the region, including the Middle East.

Tens of thousands join climate strike in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 29 May 2019

While organisers called for “pressure” to be placed on the parliamentary parties, many students agreed climate change could not be addressed without abolishing capitalism.

Australian youth speak out at climate change rallies

New in Russian

Правящие консерваторы и социал-демократы терпят крах на выборах в ЕС

Алекс Лантье, 29 мая 2019 г.

В Германии, Франции, Великобритании и других странах Европы эти партии когда-то безраздельно доминировали в парламенте. Теперь же они, вместе взятые, не смогли набрать даже половины голосов.

New in Turkish

İran’la savaşa doğru yeni bir adım
Trump, Ortadoğu’ya 1.500 asker konuşlandırıyor

Jacob Crosse ve Jordan Shilton, 29 Mayıs 2019

İran’la, hızla nükleer silahlarla yapılacak bir üçüncü dünya savaşına dönüşebilecek bir savaş tehlikesi, yalnızca, işçi sınıfının savaşa ve onun kaynağı olan kapitalist kar sistemine karşı mücadelede siyasi seferberliği yoluyla engellenebilir.

New in French

Fiat-Chrysler annonce une fusion et menace un bain de sang des emplois

Tom Hall, 29 mai 2019

Bien que Chrysler ait nié que la fusion entraînerait la fermeture d’usines, les avantages économiques de la fusion ne peuvent se concrétiser que par des licenciements massifs.

Podemos s'effondre lors des élections européennes, régionales et municipales en Espagne

Alejandro López, 29 mai 2019

Un facteur majeur du déclin de Podemos a été l'expérience des travailleurs et des gens de la classe moyenne avec ce parti comme il dirigeait de nombreuses mairies.

Un groupe Facebook des gilets jaunes avec 350.000 membres gelé le jour des élections européennes

Will Morrow, 29 mai 2019

Les gilets jaunes utilisent la page du groupe pour organiser des manifestations, pour partager des articles de presse, des déclarations politiques, et des vidéos sur la violence policière.

Le syndicat sabote la grève de 2000 débardeurs à Vancouver en Colombie-Britannique

Roger Jordan, 29 mai 2019

Malgré un vote de grève des débardeurs à 98 p. 100, le président de l’International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada a annulé la grève quelques heures avant son début.

New in Norwegian

«Det har vært et helvete for verden»
En US-Army-tweet fremprovoserer en foss av antikrigsentiment

George Marlow, 29. mai 2019

US Army publiserte en tweet i forrige uke som utløste en foss av antikrigraseri fra tusenvis av soldatveteraner og arbeidere som beskrev hvordan Amerikas kriger hadde etterlatt dem kvestet, nedbrutte og tilbøyelige til selvmord.

Den australske regjeringens og opposisjonens taushet om spionasjeanklagene mot Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 29. mai 2019

Labor Party og Koalisjonsregjeringen signaliserer sin støtte til den USA-ledede forfølgelsen av Assange, for hans avsløring av krigsforbrytelser og diplomatiske sammensvergelser.

Fiasko-valg for britiske Tory-er og Labour til Europa-parlamentet

Robert Stevens, 29. mai 2019

De regjerende britiske konservative led sitt verste valgresultat noensinne og Labour pådro seg en nesten like fullstendig fiasko.

I Spania kollapset Podemos i kombinasjonsvalgene til EU-parlamentet, regionalbyråd og kommunestyrer

Alejandro López, 29. mai 2019

En vesentlig faktor i nedgangen av velgeroppslutning for Podemos har vært arbeideres og middelklassens erfaringer med partiet, der det har ledet mange byrådsregjeringer og regionalrådhus.

New in German

“Es war die Hölle für die Welt“
Tweet der US-Armee setzt Antikriegsstimmungen frei

George Marlowe, 29. Mai 2019

Ein Tweet, der letzte Woche von der US-Armee veröffentlicht wurde, löste eine Welle von Antikriegsstatements unter Veteranen und Arbeitern aus. Sie beschrieben, wie Amerikas Kriege sie verstümmelt, gebrochen und mit Selbstmordgedanken zurückgelassen haben.

Österreich: Kanzler Kurz stürzt nach Misstrauensvotum

Markus Salzmann, 29. Mai 2019

Während sich die im Parlament vertretenen Parteien heftig bekämpfen, gibt es für die Arbeiterklasse keine Möglichkeit, ihre Interessen zur Geltung zu bringen.

Linkspartei verliert bei der Europawahl massiv Stimmen

Gregor Link, 29. Mai 2019

Die Linkspartei wird zurecht nicht als Opposition zur rechten Politik der Großen Koalition, sondern als Teil davon wahrgenommen.

„Gelbwesten“- Facebook-Gruppe mit 350.000 Mitgliedern am Europawahltag gesperrt

Will Morrow, 29. Mai 2019

Über die Facebook-Gruppe werden „Gelbwesten- Demonstrationen“ organisiert sowie Nachrichtenartikel, politische Erklärungen und Videos von Polizeigewalt verbreitet.

New in Arabic

الحرب الإمبريالية ، انتفاضة الطبقة العاملة في الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا ، واستراتيجية الثورة الدائمة

يقلم كيث جونز, ٩ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

ثمة نقطة مركزية في منظور اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وفي استراتيجيتها الثورية هي الاعتراف بأن الانهيار الرأسمالي الشامل المنهجي الذي يدفع القوى الإمبريالية نحو العدوان والحرب هو بالتحديد الذي يغذي ثورة اجتماعية.

New in Spanish

“Ha sido un infierno para el mundo”
Tuit del Ejército estadounidense provoca amplia respuesta antibélica

George Marlowe, 29 mayo 2019

Un tuit publicado la semana pasada por el Ejército estadounidense desató una avalancha de enojo contra las guerras entre miles de veteranos y trabajadores que describieron cómo las guerras los dejaron lisiados, rotos y suicidas.

Conservadores y socialdemócratas oficialistas colapsan en las elecciones de la UE

Alex Lantier, 29 mayo 2019

En Alemania, Francia, Reino Unido y otros países por toda Europa, estos partidos que alguna vez formaban un duopolio en el Parlamento no obtuvo ni el 50 por ciento del voto combinado.

Exasesor de Trump presenta plan para una guerra económica total contra China

Nick Beams, 29 mayo 2019

Steve Bannon pidió que Huawei, la firma de telecomunicaciones china, sea expulsada de EUA y Europa, declarando que esto es diez veces más importante que cualquier acuerdo comercial.

Podemos se desploma en las elecciones municipales, comunitarias y europeas en España

Alejandro López, 29 mayo 2019

Un importante factor en el declive de Podemos ha sido la experiencia de los trabajadores y la clase media con este partido mientras gestionaba numerosos ayuntamientos de pueblos y ciudades.

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Perspective

Why is the Democratic Socialists of America silent on the persecution of Julian Assange?

29 May 2019

The DSA and its affiliated publication Jacobin have maintained a complicit silence on Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Social Crisis in America

Kalamazoo, Michigan: “I don’t like the idea of selling my blood plasma for money, but I have to do what I’ve got to do”
US blood plasma industry targets poor and working class

By Carlos Delgado, 28 May 2019

An increasing number of US workers are selling their plasma to cover basic necessities like food, rent, gas and diapers.

“It feels like your whole life is a constant crisis”
US millennials describe life on the brink

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2019

The millennial generation in the US: Life on the brink

Arts Review

Director of Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning and other films focusing on the African-American working class and poor
Film director John Singleton dead at age 51

By Nick Barrickman, 29 May 2019

At his best, Singleton’s work shows warmth and concern for his films’ struggling and imperfect characters.

The end of Game of Thrones: Spectacle versus art

By Gabriel Black, 27 May 2019

Knock Down the House and the Democratic Party politics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 May 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Australian government, Labor opposition silent on espionage charges against Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 May 2019

Labor and the Coalition are signalling their support for the US-led persecution of Assange, for his exposure of war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

Free Julian Assange! Free Chelsea Manning!
Attend UK public meetings to demand freedom of Assange and Manning!

27 May 2019

“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 May 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

The Fight Against Fascism

“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
Video: Christoph Vandreier’s full lecture at Wayne State

By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019

The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.

Commentary

“It’s been hell for the world”
US Army tweet provokes outpouring of antiwar sentiment

By George Marlowe, 28 May 2019

“Many of us are a shell of who we were before”
Memorial Day 2019: US Army tweet prompts outpouring of antiwar sentiment

European election debacle for Conservatives and Labour

By Robert Stevens, 28 May 2019

Podemos collapses in European, regional and municipal elections in Spain

“Yellow Vest” Facebook group with 350,000 members frozen on European election day

Leaked OPCW engineering report concludes alleged 2018 chemical attack in Syria was staged

By Paul Bond, 28 May 2019

Former Trump adviser lays out plan for all-out economic war against China

By Nick Beams, 25 May 2019

Stalinist CPM and CPI suffer meltdown in India’s national election

By Deepal Jayasekera, 27 May 2019

Workers Struggles

New Zealand teachers’ strike: Break from Labour and the unions! Unite the working class against austerity!

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 28 May 2019

The nationwide strike by 52,000 primary and secondary teachers points to the intensifying struggle against the Labour Party-led government’s austerity measures.

Police and military crack down on spontaneous taxi strike in Matamoros, Mexico

By Eric London, 25 May 2019

More on the Matamoros workers rebellion »

UAW continues to isolate workers
Mercy Health workers continue strike as management digs in

By Shannon Jones, 25 May 2019

Chicago Teachers Union prepares to back new Democratic mayor’s austerity demands

By Marcus Day, 25 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Aftermath of terrorist attack: Sri Lankan SEP public meeting warns about threat of dictatorship

By our reporters, 27 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party wins important support in Australian federal election

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 May 2019

Australian voters speak out
Workers and youth condemn major parliamentary parties

SGP European election candidate Andreas Niklaus speaks to Berlin bus drivers
“A war must be prevented at all costs”

By our reporters, 25 May 2019

A socialist perspective against fascism and war: Successful SGP election meeting in Berlin

25 years ago: Democratic Representative Dan Rostenkowski indicted

On May 31, 1994, powerful Democratic Party Congressman Dan Rostenkowski of Chicago was indicted on 17 felony counts in a massive abuse of office to plunder over $600,000 from the public treasury.

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50 years ago: General strike begins in Cordoba, Argentina

On May 29, 1969, workers and students in the industrial city of Cordoba, Argentina began a general strike that would become known as “El Cordobazo.”

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75 years ago: Allied forces approach Rome as Hitler calls for retreat

On June 2, 1944, Allied forces, led by British and US troops, succeeded in breaching the Caesar C line, the last defensive German positions leading to Nazi-occupied Rome.

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100 years ago: American aircraft makes first transatlantic flight

On May 27, 1919, the military plane dubbed Navy-Curtis 4, which had set off with two other American military planes, Navy-Curtis 1 and 3, from Long Island in New York on May 8, landed in Lisbon, Portugal.

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International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

History

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China

By Peter Symonds, 4 May 2019

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China—Part Two

New York Times column falsifies legacy of Eugene Debs

By Tom Mackaman, 30 April 2019

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

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

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

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

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