22 October 2018

Trump says US will withdraw from Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty

By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2018

As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.

Trump administration accelerates war drive against China

A reply to French daily Libération
Is the WSWS exaggerating the threat of war?

Pentagon report points to US preparations for total war

More on US militarism »

Central American caravan reaches Mexico chanting “We are international workers!”

By Andrea Lobo, 22 October 2018

The caravan is becoming a symbol of working class internationalism and is being denounced by every government in North and Central America.

Pompeo meets with Mexican government as its police attack Honduran migrants

Trump threatens to deploy military to close US-Mexico border

More on the attack on immigrants »

Julian Assange takes legal action against Ecuadorian government

By James Cogan, 22 October 2018

WikiLeaks lawyers will challenge Ecuador’s threat to evict Assange from its London embassy if he does not accept anti-democratic conditions for continuing asylum.

Leading US House Democrat demands that Ecuador’s president “hand over” Julian Assange

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

“The union rammed all these things down our throats”
UPS prepares to impose contract after Teamsters defy workers ‘no’ vote

By Will Morrow, 22 October 2018

Workers have reported that management has already begun to implement the terms of the illegitimate contract.

Teamsters for a Democratic Union to UPS workers: “Whatever you do, don’t fight!”

Widespread opposition to Teamsters’ override of UPS workers’ contract rejection

More on the struggle at UPS »

Bernie Sanders tours Michigan to prop up the Democratic Party

By Matthew Brennan, 22 October 2018

The candidate brought his “revolution” to Ann Arbor Michigan to drum up support for establishment and right-wing political candidates.

Genuine socialism vs. the Democratic Party politics of Bernie Sanders

Hundreds of improperly stored remains found in Detroit funeral homes

By Lawrence Porter, 22 October 2018

Police raids following an anonymous tip and a lawsuit have uncovered dozens of fetuses, several children’s bodies and hundreds of containers of human remains.

New York’s Metropolitan Republican Club hosts leader of fascistic street gang

By Tom Carter, 22 October 2018

This event exposes the close ties between a faction of the Republican Party and the political gutter of open racists, bigots and the “alt-right.”

People’s Vote campaign ups ante against hard Brexit with large London protest

By Robert Stevens, 22 October 2018

The campaign in support of a second referendum on British membership of the EU is a cross-party initiative with significant support and funding from the political and corporate elite.

China growth slows to lowest level since financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 22 October 2018

While the trade war launched by the US has yet to make a significant impact on growth, the official Chinese statement referred to what is called the “severe international situation.”

A color revolution in the making: Vladimir Kara-Murza and Keith Gessen at Columbia University

By Clara Weiss, 22 October 2018

The event at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute was a stark testimony to the advanced preparations for a US-backed color revolution in Russia.

Nineteen sentenced to death over 2004 grenade attack in Bangladesh

By Rohantha De Silva, 20 October 2018

The harsh sentences dovetail with a broader crackdown on political opposition by the Awami League-led government.

The political issues posed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ “Change the Rules” campaign

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 22 October 2018

The very “Fair Work Australia” industrial legislation the unions claim to be fighting to change were imposed with their support.

Australian government suffers major defeat in Wentworth by-election

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 October 2018

The swing against the Liberal candidate was the largest ever against a government candidate in a federal by-election.

New in Turkish

Berlin’deki 250.000 kişilik yürüyüşün ardından
Almanya’da aşırı sağcı tehlikeye karşı mücadelede ileriye giden yol

Ulrich Rippert ve Johannes Stern, 22 Ekim 2018

Tüm egemen seçkinler, seçim sandıklarındaki ve sokaklardaki yaygın muhalefete, daha da sağa kayarak karşılık veriyor. Aşırı sağa karşı koymak için gerekli sosyalist bir strateji sorunu, yenilenmiş bir aciliyetle gündeme gelmiştir.

Boyun Eğmeyen Fransa’ya yönelik baskın ve devlet baskısının dünya çapında yükselişi

Alex Lantier, 22 Ekim 2018

LFI’ya yönelik saldırı, Fransa Devlet Başkanı Emmanuel Macron’un kemer sıkma ve polis devleti politikalarına yönelik daha geniş muhalefetin gözünü korkutmayı amaçlamaktadır.

Suudi rejimi, Kaşıkçı’nın İstanbul konsolosluğunda öldürüldüğünü itiraf etti

James Cogan, 22 Ekim 2018

ABD Dışişleri Bakanı Mike Pompeo, Salı günü, Suudi Kralı Salman ve veliaht prens ile görüşmeler yaptı. Onlar, bu görüşmeler sırasında, Kaçıkçı’ya ne olduğu konusunda sunulacak “açıklama” üzerinde anlaştılar.

Kaşıkçı cinayeti üzerine kriz tırmanırken, Trump Suudi rejimini korumaya uğraşıyor

Barry Grey, 22 Ekim 2018

Muhammet bin Salman’ın muhalif Suudi gazeteci Cemal Kaşıkçı cinayetiyle ilişiği olduğunu gösteren artan haberlerin ortasında, Trump yönetimi, Washington’ın Arap dünyasındaki en yakın müttefikine kalkan olmaya uğraşıyor.

New in Spanish

¿Quién es responsable del ascenso del fascistizante Bolsonaro en Brasil?

Bill Van Auken, 22 octubre 2018

Un conjunto de grupos pseudoizquierdistas, muchos de los cuales se involucraron en la fundación del PT, están llamando a votar por este partido capitalista de derecha contra Bolsonaro.

Pompeo se reúne con el gobierno mexicano mientras su policía ataca a migrantes hondureños

Por Eric London, 22 octubre 2018

Cientos de mujeres y niños resultaron heridos en la represión de un estrecho puente sobre el río que separa a México y Guatemala.

Ingresos récord en 2017 para el uno por ciento más rico en EUA

Gabriel Black, 22 octubre 2018

De acuerdo con un informe del Instituto de Política Económica, en 2017 el uno por ciento de las personas con mayores salarios recibió sueldos récord.

El gobierno indio toma control de un "banco en la sombra" para evitar un posible impacto "catastrófico" en el sistema financiero

Por Kranti Kumara, 22 octubre 2018

Los analistas financieros dijeron que el colapso de IL&FS podría haber sido el "momento Lehman Brothers" de la India, una referencia a la bancarrota de septiembre de 2008 que desencadenó la crisis financiera mundial.

New in French

Pompeo rencontre le gouvernement mexicain alors que sa police attaque des migrants honduriens

Eric London, 22 octobre 2018

Des centaines de femmes et d’enfants ont été blessés dans la répression policière sur un pont étroit au-dessus du fleuve séparant le Mexique et le Guatemala.

La perquisition chez Mélenchon et la montée mondiale de la répression

Alexandre Lantier, 21 octobre 2018

Après le meurtre de Jamal Khashoggi par Riyad, les perquisitions chez LFI soulignent le recours généralisé à la répression policière contre l’opposition politique.

Qui est responsable de la montée du fasciste Bolsonaro au Brésil ?

Bill Van Auken, 22 octobre 2018

Toute une série de groupes de pseudo-gauche, dont beaucoup ont participé à la fondation du PT, ont voté pour ce parti capitaliste de droite contre Bolsonaro.

Instabilité sur Wall Street tandis que l'économie mondiale devient «fragile»

Nick Beams, 22 octobre 2018

L'instabilité des marchés est alimentée par la détérioration des perspectives économiques mondiales et l'escalade des tensions commerciales entre les États-Unis, la Chine et d'autres pays.

Le canular Grievance Studies révèle les charlatans postmodernes

Eric London, 22 octobre 2018

Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay et Peter Boghossian ont porté un coup à point nommé au postmodernisme, un obstacle réactionnaire au développement de la conscience socialiste scientifique.

New in German

Wer ist verantwortlich für den Aufstieg des Faschisten Bolsonaro in Brasilien?

Bill Van Auken, 22. Oktober 2018

Diverse pseudolinke Gruppen, von denen viele bereits an der Gründung der Partido dos Trabalhadores beteiligt waren, stellen eine Stimmabgabe für diese rechte kapitalistische Partei als Kampf gegen Bolsonaro dar.

Saudisches Regime räumt Tötung Kashoggis ein

James Cogan, 22. Oktober 2018

Die saudische Version der Ereignisse ist eine unglaubwürdige Ansammlung von Lügen und Vertuschungsversuchen.

Other Languages

Perspective

War, censorship, and the invention of “fake news”

22 October 2018

Under conditions of mounting social opposition and escalating plans for military conflict, the US political establishment is moving to ever more brazenly implement internet censorship.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

One year since the death of Ford worker Jacoby Hennings: The failure of capitalism and the fight of young workers for a future

On Saturday, October 20, SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth and WSWS labor editor Jerry White held a live Q&A online on the conditions facing young workers. Watch the recording above, and follow Niles on Facebook now to participate in the next live event.

Still no investigation into death of young autoworker
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 20 October 2018

More on US autoworkers issues »

Socialist Equality Party Congressional candidate Niles Niemuth visits Detroit hotel workers’ picket line

By our reporter, 18 October 2018

SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth presents socialist solution for health care crisis

Campaign website »

Commentary

Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America hold election rally for Democrats in Chicago

By Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2018

The pseudo-lefts are collaborating to refurbish the image of the increasingly right-wing Democratic Party, which is running an unprecedented number of CIA agents in the midterms.

Saudi regime admits Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate

By James Cogan, 20 October 2018

Trump scrambles to cover for Saudi regime as crisis over Khashoggi murder mounts

Feigning moral outrage, the Times’ Thomas Friedman comes to the defense of the Saudi killer regime

As Trump administration prepares to withdraw from nuclear missile treaty
US charges new Russian conspiracy to interfere in midterm elections

By Will Morrow, 20 October 2018

More on internet censorship »

Record high income in 2017 for top one percent of wage earners in US

By Gabriel Black, 20 October 2018

Who is responsible for the rise of the fascistic Bolsonaro in Brazil?

By Bill Van Auken, 20 October 2018

One year of the #MeToo movement

By David Walsh, 19 October 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

The Harvard case on racial preferences and the antidemocratic character of affirmative action

The raid on Unsubmissive France and the global rise of state repression

A discussion with Helen Pluckrose, co-author of “Grievance Studies” hoax article

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

After 250,000 people march in Berlin
The way forward in the struggle against the far-right danger in Germany

History of the Fourth International

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

19 October 2018

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

By David North, 9 October 2018

Large Colombo audience hears David North’s lecture on the history of the Fourth International

The struggle for socialism and the importance of history: David North interviewed on Radio Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime TV News reports on David North’s press conference

Text of David North's remarks to Sri Lankan press conference on Trotskyism

Watch: David North interviewed on Sri Lanka’s English-language Channel Eye TV

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
The lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal

By Rohantha De Silva and Vilani Peiris, 24 September 2018


PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 September 2018

David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, will be speaking in the United States this fall to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

Workers Struggles

Vote “no” on the USW-US Steel concessions contract!

By the WSWS Steelworker Newsletter, 22 October 2018

Form rank-and-file committees to mobilize all steelworkers in a common fight!

United Steelworkers announces tentative deal with US Steel

Layoffs at Fiat Chrysler's Kokomo transmission operations heighten concerns over outsourcing

By Shannon Jones, 19 October 2018

UAW faces growing opposition from Indiana Lear workers following contract rejection

“We voted to go on strike, then they presented us with a BS contract”
Indiana Lear auto parts workers overwhelmingly reject UAW-backed contract proposal

More on autoworkers issues »

25 years ago: Massacres begin in Burundi after assassination of president

In the week following the assassination of Burundi’s first Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye, in an unsuccessful coup by the Tutsi-dominated military, tens of thousands of Tutsis and Hutus were slaughtered.

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50 years ago: Nixon orders aides to block Vietnam peace deal before US election

On October 22, 1968, Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon ordered H. R. Haldeman to conduct secret contacts with the government of South Vietnam to insure that there was no peace deal worked out before the US presidential election.

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75 years ago: Red Army offensive pushes Germans back across Dnieper River

On October 25, 1943, the Soviet Red Army forces crossed the Dnieper River and captured the city of Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine.

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100 years ago: Czechoslovakia declares its independence from Austria-Hungary

On October 28, 1918, the Czechoslovak National Council in Prague declared the formation of a new state from the northernmost territory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Austria-Hungary.

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Arts Review

Paul Greengrass’s 22 July: Neo-fascist mass murder in Norway

By Joanne Laurier, 18 October 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Part 6
The Trial and Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz—An early Stalinist frame-up on film and the Nuremberg tribunal against the Nazis

More arts reviews »

Mehring Books

Why are they back?
New title from Mehring Books explains resurgence of fascism in Germany

By our reporters, 19 October 2018

Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.

Mehring Books UK publishes The Heritage We Defend 30th anniversary edition

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

Book review

DSA covers for unions and Democrats in new book on walkout by West Virginia teachers
55 Strong, Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

By Nancy Hanover, 18 October 2018

A new book promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is centered on the lie that the West Virginia teachers’ strike, which set off the series of strikes nationally last spring, was a “victory” in which the unions played a heroic role.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

San Diego State University and the military-university complex

By Anthony del Olmo with the IYSSE at SDSU, 18 October 2018

Students denounce CIA partnership with University of Illinois Chicago

NYU’s Washington DC campus: Academia aligns with the Department of Defense

Open letter by students condemns right-wing offensive at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 11 October 2018

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers

By Tom Carter, 16 October 2018

Watch: What do Amazon job applicants think about $15/hr?

More on Amazon »

Obituary

Carl Cooley: 1927-2018

By Fred Mazelis, 12 October 2018

Cooley, a former autoworker and high school and college teacher, had considered himself a socialist for most of his adult life. He was the US SEP’s congressional candidate in Maine in the 2004 election.

History

Vadim Rogovin and the sociology of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 25 September 2018

September 18 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Soviet Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin, the author of a seven-volume series on Stalinism and the Marxist opposition to the Soviet bureaucracy.

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin

By David North, 18 September 2018

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

By Eric London, 14 August 2018

This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

On August 21, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Fourth International and the co-leader of the Russian Revolution, died from wounds inflicted the day before by an assassin, the Stalinist GPU agent Ramon Mercader.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.