Release of CIA whistleblower complaint intensifies political civil war in Washington

By Andre Damon, 27 September 2019

The complaint by the CIA agent assigned to the White House alleges that US President Trump “is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.”

Impeachment drive against Trump deepens US political crisis

House Democrats launch formal impeachment inquiry against Trump

Trump delivers fascist tirade at United Nations

GM restores health care to strikers in maneuver to smooth path for UAW sellout

By Tom Hall, 27 September 2019

Media commentators feared the cutoff of healthcare would backfire, with the Detroit Free Press likening it to “pouring gas on the fire,” and only harden workers’ resolve against both GM and the UAW.

UAW keeping workers in the dark as it works to shut down strike against GM

In photo op at GM picket line, Sanders promotes nationalism, covers for Democrats and UAW

As walkout leads to layoffs across North America
Counting on UAW to sabotage strike, GM not budging on concession demands

“It would be wonderful if the strike expanded to the other auto plants”
Michigan auto parts worker speaks in support of GM strike

By our reporter, 27 September 2019

General Motors is seeking to replicate the highly exploitative conditions existing in the auto parts industry into its assembly plants, counting on the collaboration of the UAW.

More layoffs at parts plants as GM, UAW strategize how to defeat strike

South Korean autoworkers join global fight against GM

By Ben McGrath, 26 September 2019

Workers in South Korea, the United States, and around the world face the same fight against GM and other corporations.

GM fires another Mexican worker for aiding strike in the US

Matamoros worker denounces killing of relative and fellow participant in historic strike

Autoworkers need a socialist and internationalist strategy to fight GM and the auto companies

More on autoworkers struggles »

UK pilots’ union BALPA shuts down strikes at two airlines

By our reporter, 27 September 2019

From the beginning, BALPA worked to strangle the struggle of the pilots and prevent a unified offensive by pilots across the industry with other airline staff.

Malta agreement: The dying in the Mediterranean continues

By Marianne Arens, 27 September 2019

The Malta agreement is not intended to resolve the tragedy in the Mediterranean facing refugees fleeing war and poverty, but is only an attempt to remove it from the public eye.

US: Strike of 85,000 Kaiser Permanente workers called off by unions

By Kevin Martinez, 27 September 2019

The strike planned for October 15 has been called off after a tentative agreement was reached without any input from Kaiser Permanente’s 85,000 workers.

Officials cover up lead in water crisis in Newark, New Jersey

By Shuvu Batta, 27 September 2019

Residents of Newark, New Jersey, continue to be exposed to lead in their tap water as their city and state officials attempt to lie their way out of the crisis.

Ontario government’s legal aid cuts trigger widespread protests

By Penny Smith, 27 September 2019

The Ford government’s assault on legal aid is part of a broader austerity agenda targeting all working people, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class.

Alberta’s MacKinnon report provides blueprint for austerity and repression

Protests in Indonesia against new criminal code met with “mass police violence”

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 September 2019

Tens of thousands of students and youth have taken to the streets, in some of the largest student protests since the mass movement that toppled the Suharto dictatorship in 1998.

Underpayment and wage theft rampant in Australia

By Karen Maxwell and Richard Phillips, 27 September 2019

The “underpayment of wages” businesses model is expanding across a range of sectors.

26 September 2019

“We’re all fighting for the same thing!” Striking US GM workers defend fired Mexican workers

By our reporters, 26 September 2019

Victimized Maruti Suzuki workers support striking GM workers

By our reporters, 26 September 2019

Germany: Opel workers support GM strike in the US

By our reporters, 26 September 2019

British MPs return to Parliament after Supreme Court rules prorogation illegal

By Robert Stevens, 26 September 2019

More on Brexit »

Hong Kong’s chief executive launches phony dialogue platform

By Ben McGrath, 26 September 2019

Washington uses UN session to unveil new sanctions against Iran and Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2019

Israel’s President Rivlin calls on Netanyahu to form a new government

By Jean Shaoul, 26 September 2019

Siemens workers resist planned job cuts in Germany

By Gustav Kemper, 26 September 2019

French police launch protests outside Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s headquarters

By Alex Lantier, 26 September 2019

Madrid launches “anti-terror” crackdown in Catalonia

By Alejandro López, 26 September 2019

Podemos backs Madrid’s plans for repression against Catalonia

Bangladesh warns UN officials over Rohingya refugees

By Rohantha De Silva, 26 September 2019

New in Turkish

Otomotiv işçilerinin GM’ye ve otomotiv şirketlerine karşı sosyalist ve enternasyonalist bir stratejiye ihtiyaçları var

Jerry White, 27 Eylül 2019

Uluslararası işçi sınıfının mücadelelerini eşgüdümlü hale getirmeden, bırakın dünya kapitalizmine karşı güçlü bir hareketin geliştirilmesini, etkili bir grevin örgütlenmesi bile mümkün değildir.

Avrupalı güçler ABD’nin İran’a karşı savaş provokasyonlarına onay verdi

Alex Lantier, 27 Eylül 2019

Berlin, Londra ve Paris, Salı günü yaptıkları resmi bir açıklamayla, ABD’nin İran’a karşı askeri saldırı bahanelerini onayladı.

Julian Assange için Londra’daki hapishane dışında düzenlenecek gösteriye katılın!

Muhabirlerimizden, 27 Eylül 2019

Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange, Assange, Wikileaks, ABD, Belmarsh, Ekvador, ABD, Britanya

New in French

Les policiers néo-fascistes manifestent devant le siège de la France insoumise

Alexandre Lantier, 27 septembre 2019

Cette manifestation, organisée avec le soutien du gouvernement Macron, marque une nouvelle étape dangereuse dans le développement d’un État policier.

La campagne de destitution contre Trump aggrave la crise politique américaine

Patrick Martin, 27 septembre 2019

La classe ouvrière doit rompre avec les deux factions réactionnaires: le Parti démocrate, qui est aligné sur l’armée et les agences de renseignement et Wall Street, et le gouvernement Trump.

Madrid déclenche la répression «antiterroriste» en Catalogne

Alejandro López, 27 septembre 2019

La Garde civile espagnole a déclenché une opération de police «antiterroriste» contre les militants nationalistes catalans baptisée «Opération Judes».

Québec: défendons la centaine de grutiers poursuivis pour grève «illégale»!

Louis Girard, 27 septembre 2019

L’assaut sur les grutiers illustre les méthodes anti-démocratiques utilisées par la classe dirigeante pour appliquer son programme de guerre de classe – notamment l’adoption de lois anti-grève pour imposer des baisses de salaires et un démantèlement des services publics.

Le rapport de MacKinnon en Alberta prépare l’austérité et la répression.

Roger Jordan, 27 septembre 2019

Sur un ton impératif, le comité de travail de MacKinnon a fourni au gouvernement du Parti conservateur uni un guide pour l’imposition de coupes budgétaires massives assorties de mesures répressives pour contrer l’opposition de masse de la classe ouvrière.

New in German

Mögliches Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Trump verschärft politische Krise in den USA

Patrick Martin, 27. September 2019

Die Arbeiterklasse muss sich von beiden politischen Fraktionen befreien – der Demokratischen Partei, die mit dem Militär-Geheimdienst-Komplex und der Wall Street verbunden ist, und der Trump-Regierung. Keine ist weniger reaktionär als die andere.

Oberstes Gericht erklärt Aussetzung des britischen Parlaments für illegal: Abgeordnete kehren an die Arbeit zurück

Robert Stevens, 27. September 2019

Nachdem der Supreme Court, das höchste britische Gericht, die Aussetzung des Parlaments vom 10. September für fünf Wochen durch Premierminister Boris Johnson für rechtswidrig erklärt hatte, trat das britische Unterhaus am Mittwoch wieder zusammen.

Ausverkauf bei Siemens
IG Metall stimmt dem Abbau von 1100 Arbeitsplätzen zu

Gustav Kemper, 27. September 2019

Am Mittwoch verkündete der Sprecher von Siemens, man habe sich mit der IG Metall und den Betriebsräten über den Stellenabbau in der Energiesparte geeinigt.

New in Spanish

Campaña de juicio político contra Trump profundiza la crisis política en EUA

Patrick Martin, 27 septiembre 2019

La clase obrera debe romper con ambas facciones políticas reaccionarias, tanto con el Partido Demócrata, el cual está alineado con el aparato militar y de inteligencia y Wall Street, como con Donald Trump.

Washington utiliza sesión de la ONU para revelar nuevas sanciones contra Irán y Venezuela

Bill Van Auken, 27 septiembre 2019

Pompeo dejó en claro que el objetivo de las últimas sanciones no era solo Irán, sino China, que representa la mitad de las exportaciones de petróleo fuertemente reducidas de Irán.

En la sesión de fotos en la línea de huelga de GM, Sanders promociona el nacionalismo, cubre a los demócratas y el UAW

Tom Hall, 27 septiembre 2019

Introducción a la edición en turco de ‘En defensa de León Trotsky’
Los cuatro fatídicos años de León Trotsky en Prinkipo: 1929-1933

David North, 27 septiembre 2019

La siguiente es la introducción de la edición turca recientemente traducida de En defensa de León Trotsky, escrita por el autor del libro, David North, director de la junta editorial internacional del World Socialist Web Site. El libro se publicó originalmente en 2013.

El UAW a los trabajadores de información mientras intenta acabar huelga contra GM

Jerry White, 27 septiembre 2019

La única explicación para el silencio del UAW es que está conspirando para imponer otro contrato proempresarial al que los trabajadores se opondrán.

New in Norwegian

Bilarbeidere trenger en sosialistisk og internasjonalistisk strategi for å slåss mot GM og bilkonsernene

Jerry White, 26. september 2019

Hvis bilselskapene og Wall Street insisterer på at de ikke har råd til de mest grunnleggende av arbeidernes rettigheter, da er det ikke et argument for å godta flere innrømmelser, men for å bli kvitt kapitalismen.

Introduksjon til den tyrkiskspråklige utgaven av Til forsvar for Leo Trotskij
Leo Trotskijs fire skjebnesvangre år i Prinkipo: 1929-1933

David North, 26. september 2019

Det følgende er introduksjonen til den nylige tyrkiske utgaven av In Defence of Leo Trotsky, skrevet av bokas forfatter David North, styreleder for det internasjonale redaksjonsrådet for World Socialist Web Site. Boka ble opprinnelig utgitt i 2013.

Demokratene i Representantenes hus iverksetter formell riksrettsgranskning mot Trump

Patrick Martin, 26. september 2019

Tiltaket er en vesentlig opptrapping av fraksjonskrigen innen den amerikanske styringseliten, som i stor grad dreier seg om meningsforskjeller om utenrikspolitikk.

Trump avleverer en fascisttirade for FN

Andre Damon, 26. september 2019

Som ekko av nynazistiske troper om «utskiftingen» av nasjonal identitet, raljerte den amerikanske presidenten mot sosialisme og truet hele verden med handelskrig og militær vold.

Storbritannias høyesterett dømmer Johnsons suspendering av Parlamentet ulovlig

Robert Stevens og Chris Marsden, 26. september 2019

Britisk politikk entret i går ikke-kartlagte farvann, da UK Supreme Court – Storbritannias høyeste rettsorgan – erklærte statsminister Boris Johnsons autoritære suspendering av Parlamentet for å være ulovlig.

Flere bildelleverandører permitterer mens GM og UAW planlegger hvordan å få nedlagt streiken

Tom Hall, 26. september 2019

UAW er fremfor alt bekymret for hvordan å opprettholde sine egne institusjonelle interesser, samtidig som fagforeningen samspiller for ytterligere tap av arbeidsplasser og nedleggelser av fabrikkanlegg.

Europeiske makter støtter USAs krigsprovokasjoner mot Iran

Alex Lantier, 26. september 2019

Berlin, London og Paris stiller seg bak amerikanske påstander om at det nylige angrepet i Saudi-Arabia var en iransk krigshandling, uten å fremlegge noen konkrete bevis overhodet.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Кастро склоняется перед империализмом по вопросу иммиграции

21 сентября 2019 г.

9 сентября 1994 года между правительствами Кастро и Клинтона было подписано соглашение о предотвращении дальнейшего неконтролируемого потока иммиграции, идущего с Кубы в Соединенные Штаты. Эта сделка стала еще одним шагом в цепи капитуляций буржуазно-националистического режима Кастро перед империализмом.

New in Portuguese

A greve da GM está em perigo

Por Marcus Day, 25 Setembro 2019

Enquanto a greve de uma semana de trabalhadores da GM nos EUA tem conquistado o apoio de trabalhadores em todo o mundo, o UAW está elaborando uma estratégia para estrangulá-la o mais rápido possível.

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Perspective

The socialist answer to Brexit: For the United Socialist States of Europe

27 September 2019

The answer to the Brexit crisis is not unity with the EU, but working class unity in a continent-wide struggle against all of Europe’s governments for the United Socialist States of Europe.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Ad Astra: Traveling long distances but not getting very far

By Joanne Laurier, 27 September 2019

Featuring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, Ad Astra is a space odyssey in which an astronaut son searches for his long-lost astronaut father.

New Met production of Porgy and Bess prompts racialist criticisms of America’s greatest opera

By Barry Grey, 26 September 2019

Singer Placido Domingo’s forced departure from New York’s Metropolitan Opera

By David Walsh, 26 September 2019

Featured Commentary

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

By Barry Grey, 25 September 2019

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Mandarin announcement of Australian lecture series on 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution

27 September 2019

The lectures, which are being held on university campuses across the country, have been organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.

Lectures in Australia and New Zealand on the 1949 Chinese Revolution

IYSSE lecture series in Australia
Seventy years after the Chinese Revolution: How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

9 September 2019

Workers Struggles

Greek civil servants strike; UK postal workers strike ballot; South African bank workers to walk out
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

27 September 2019

Some 500,000 Greek civil servants struck Tuesday against labour law changes, while Royal Mail workers authorized strike action and 27,000 South African Bank workers are set to strike Friday.

How to win the teachers’ fight in Sri Lanka

the Socialist Equality Party teachers group, 25 September 2019

Sri Lankan university workers indefinite strike at a critical juncture

By our correspondents, 24 September 2019

Thousands of Sri Lankan university workers demonstrate in Colombo

Build action committees! Expand the strike!
A socialist perspective for the Sri Lankan university employees’ struggle

Free Assange and Manning

Attend September 28 demonstration at London’s Belmarsh prison to demand freedom for Julian Assange!

By our reporter, 20 September 2019

New York Times publisher warns of a “worldwide assault on journalists” but is silent on Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 26 September 2019

As Trump threatens war on Iran:
Chelsea Manning imprisoned without charge for six months for refusing to testify against Julian Assange

By Kevin Reed and James Cogan, 21 September 2019

Julian Assange: The great unmentionable as Australian leader wines and dines with Trump

By Oscar Grenfell, 20 September 2019

Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange: “Journalism is not a crime!”

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 September 2019

Pamela Anderson defends Assange, challenges McCain’s daughter on US TV

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood visits Assange: “He’s a freedom fighter!”

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Mehring Books

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 2 September 2019

Preview the new publication from Mehring Books
Author’s introduction to Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

By Vadim Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Now available from Mehring Books
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin

History

One hundred years since the Great Steel Strike

By Tom Mackaman, 25 September 2019

The Great Steel Strike of 1919 and its defeat hold crucial strategic lessons for workers as they enter into struggle.

A major exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage
The story of Auschwitz

The New York Times’ 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

“1619” and the myth of white unity under slavery
Book review: Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South by Keri Leigh Merritt

Autoworkers struggles

From the archive of the World Socialist Web Site
Walter Reuther and the rise and fall of the UAW

By Tom Mackaman, 24 September 2019

Walter Reuther’s biography has much to teach workers about the transformation of the trade unions into reactionary adjuncts of the corporations and the government.

Labor Notes, DSA line up with UAW bureaucrats against GM strikers

By Shannon Jones and Barry Grey, 23 September 2019

Wall Street to General Motors: End strike and ram through cuts

By Tom Hall, 21 September 2019

“Go on strike ‘til you get it right!”
Detroit rapper GmacCash supports striking autoworkers

By Kathleen Martin, 21 September 2019

Jeff Pietrzyk, former aide to UAW vice president Joe Ashton, charged with criminal conspiracy

By Jessica Goldstein, 23 September 2019

The UAW’s $760 million strike fund: A bonanza for Solidarity House executives but only $250 per week for striking GM workers

By Eric London, 19 September 2019

“Take control of the struggle!” Logistics workers at UPS and FedEx support GM strike, warn of union treachery

By George Marlowe, 21 September 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public meeting: The political issues at stake in the Indian government’s savage Kashmir lockdown

By the Socialist Equality Party and IYSSE (Sri Lanka), 25 September 2019

UK public meetings—The Socialist answer to Brexit: For the United Socialist States of Europe

18 September 2019

Stop the deportation of the Biloela refugee family from Australia!

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 4 September 2019

German Socialist Equality Party answers legal document from Verfassungsschutz Secret Service

By Peter Schwarz, 28 August 2019

Stop the right-wing conspiracy! Defend the SGP against the Verfassungsschutz secret service!

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019

25 years ago: MS Estonia wreck kills 852 in the Baltic Sea

On September 28, 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea as it carried passengers from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden. It was the worst cruise liner disaster since the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The vessel was operated by Estline, a joint Swedish-Estonian firm.

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50 years ago: Military coup in Bolivia

Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivia’s leading military general, seized the office too of the presidency on September 26, 1969, in a bloodless coup, removing acting president Luis Adolfo Siles. After taking power Ovando announced that the new government would be one of “leftist nationalism.”

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75 years ago: Soviet Army, Yugoslav partisans launch Belgrade offensive

On September 28, 1944, divisions of the Soviet Red Army, along with Yugoslav partisans involved in the resistance to Nazi occupation, launched a major offensive aimed at expelling the forces of the Third Reich from Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia.

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British occupation forces begin withdrawal from Soviet Russia

On September 27, 1919, British soldiers began to withdraw from Arkhangelsk in northern Russia, close to the Arctic Circle. In October they would withdraw from Murmansk, still further north. American troops had withdrawn in June, as the imperialist drive to destroy the Bolshevik Revolution fell apart.

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Science

Stunning discovery of pre-human fossil skull in Ethiopia

By Frank Gaglioti, 19 September 2019

Video: Paleoanthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie explains the significance of the discovery

19 September 2019

Hubble Space Telescope detects water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet

By Bryan Dyne, 13 September 2019

On the anniversary of 9/11

The World Socialist Web Site has an unparalleled record of articles and commentary on the terrorist attacks of September 11, their origins and political consequences. In the 18 years since, the perspective advanced by the WSWS since the day of the attack has been entirely confirmed—a vindication of the power of Marxist analysis and principled politics.

The two articles below were published by the WSWS in the days following the attacks.

The political roots of the terror attack on New York and Washington

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 12 September 2001

Anti-Americanism: The “anti-imperialism” of fools

By David North and David Walsh, 22 September 2001

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
The Democratic Socialists of America shows its hostility to socialism

By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019

Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

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.