Erdogan charges US “stab in the back” as Turkey crisis deepens

By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2018

The Turkish president vowed to retaliate against “traitors” undermining the economy as the lira slid again precipitously on Monday.

World markets brace for impact of Turkish lira crisis

Puerto Rican teachers’ anger builds against privatization, firings and lack of pay raises

By Shelley Connor, 14 August 2018

Teachers have had no pay raises in the past 10 years, classes are overcrowded and hundreds of teachers are starting the school year with no knowledge of where they will be placed.

Arizona teachers return to classrooms with limited gains and broken promises

Five months after strike, West Virginia teachers say “nothing has changed”

More on the defense of public education »

Break the UPS-Teamsters conspiracy! Mobilize opposition to the sellout contract!

By the WSWS UPS Workers Newsletter, 14 August 2018

The Teamsters union is keeping workers totally in the dark, five days after its endorsement of the cost-cutting contract.

UPS pays out $700 million to stockholders: An object lesson in the operation of capitalism

“We need joint strike action, nationwide!”
Autoworkers call for united struggle with UPS workers against low-pay and part-time jobs

Amazon worker Shannon Allen opposes censorship of her video statement by Teamsters-linked Facebook page

Teamsters for a Democratic Union-linked Facebook page censors Amazon worker’s video calling for a united struggle with UPS workers

UPS workers: Build rank-and-file committees to organize opposition to the contract!

More on the struggle at UPS »

Horizon Air worker dead after stealing airplane, crashing near Tacoma, Washington

By Alec Andersen, 14 August 2018

Asked why he stole the plane, Russell told air traffic controllers, “Minimum wage, we'll chalk it up to that. Maybe that will grease some gears a little bit with the higher-ups.”

Unsubmissive France summer school: Mélenchon invites the right wing

By Anthony Torres, 14 August 2018

Mélenchon’s attempts to ally with the political right must serve as a warning to workers that he plans to carry out a violently anti-worker policy.

German Social Democrats launch xenophobic campaign about child benefits

By Christopher Lehmann, 14 August 2018

On the “Tagesthemen” TV news program, the SPD mayor ranted against EU nationals who were allegedly flocking to Germany to fraudulently obtain social welfare payments.

German Left Party leaders launch right-wing coalition

Scotland: Protests force Serco to halt asylum seeker evictions

By Steve James, 14 August 2018

Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict “former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK.”

International artists’ visa refusals highlight UK government’s “hostile environment” against migrants

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against far-right attacks on refugee rescue ships

Hundreds of asylum seekers face imminent eviction in Glasgow

More on refugees »

UK government warned of dangers of flammable cladding three years before Grenfell fire

By Tom Pearce, 14 August 2018

The warnings are further evidence of the vast criminality committed at Grenfell by the political and corporate elite.

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

500 Trane Co. workers strike in La Crosse, Wisconsin

By Michael Walters and George Gallanis, 14 August 2018

The strike at Trane is in danger of being smothered by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Allentown, Pennsylvania credit union employees strike over wages and health care

By Samuel Davidson, 14 August 2018

Employees of People First Federal Credit Union went on strike against the company’s demand to shift health care costs onto the backs of already low paid employees.

A second “summer of hell” for riders of New Jersey Transit

By Mark Ferretti, 13 August 2018

Understaffing, inadequate pay for employees, and underfunding are contributing to a rash of delays and cancellations that leave reliable and safe travel on New Jersey Transit in doubt.

New York City Council caps Uber

By Clare Hurley, 14 August 2018

A temporary glitch for the app-based ride hailing service, the legislation will do little to address the underlying crisis of public transportation in the largest US metropolis.

Peru’s President Vizcarra calls for referendum amid corruption scandals

By Cesar Uco, 14 August 2018

In his speech to the nation, Vizcarra admitted that “the judicial system has collapsed” and the country faces “serious corruption of public administrative institutions.”

Former Japanese defense minister announces challenge to Abe

By Ben McGrath, 14 August 2018

Ishiba is challenging current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a move designed to push him even further to the right.

Australia: Socialist Alternative promotes right-wing Labor leader Bill Shorten

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 August 2018

Amid a deepening crisis of the political establishment, the pseudo-left organisations are seeking to channel growing discontent back behind Labor and the unions.

New in Spanish

UPS desembolsa $700 millones a sus accionistas: una lección objetiva sobre el capitalismo

Por Will Morrow, 14 agosto 2018

La empresa anunció el pago a corporativos el mismo día en que la conferencia nacional de los Teamsters votó a favor de respaldar contratos que continúan los salarios de pobreza y entregan importantes concesiones.

Resolución del Quinto Congreso Nacional del PSI (EUA)
El resurgir de la lucha de clases y las tareas del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad: Segunda Parte

14 agosto 2018

Esta resolución fue adoptada por unanimidad por el Congreso del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, celebrado del 22 al 27 de julio.

“¡Necesitamos una huelga conjunta, a nivel nacional!”
Trabajadores automotores llaman a una lucha unida con trabajadores de UPS contra empleos de bajos salarios y medio tiempo

Tim Rivers, 14 agosto 2018

Los trabajadores automotores expresaron su apoyo a la oposición amplia de obreros de UPS a los contratos entreguistas respaldados el jueves pasado por medio de una reunión nacional de oficiales de los Teamsters.

Los mercados mundiales se preparan para el impacto de la crisis de la lira turca

Por Nick Beams, 14 agosto 2018

El Banco Central Europeo ha estado vigilando a los principales bancos europeos con alta exposición a la deuda turca.

New in French

Les marchés mondiaux se préparent à l'impact de la crise monétaire turque

Nick Beams, 14 août 2018

La Banque centrale européenne a mis sous surveillance de grandes banques européennes fortement exposées à la dette turque.

UPS verse 700 millions de dollars aux actionnaires: une leçon de chose sur le fonctionnement du capitalisme

Will Morrow, 14 août 2018

UPS a annoncé son cadeau aux riches le jour même où la conférence nationale du syndicat des Teamsters votait en faveur d’un accord qui impose des salaires de misère aux travailleurs d’UPS et fait de nouvelles concessions majeures.

Préface à l'édition russe de Défense de Léon Trotsky

VladimirVolkov, 14 août 2018

Comprendre le rôle joué par Leon Trotsky au XXe siècle est fondamental pour faire renaitre l’héritage marxiste dans les pays de l’ancienne Union Soviétique et dans la lutte pour construire le Comité international de la Quatrième internationale.

New in German

UPS zahlt 700 Millionen Dollar an Aktionäre aus: Eine Lehrstunde des Kapitalismus

Will Morrow, 14. August 2018

UPS gab sein Geschenk an die Aktionäre am selben Tag bekannt, an dem die nationale Konferenz der Teamsters-Gewerkschaft die neuen Tarifverträge für UPS-Mitarbeiter befürwortete. Sie sollen Löhne auf Armutsniveau durchsetzen und weitreichende Zugeständnisse einführen.

Weltmärkte zittern vor Auswirkungen der türkischen Lira-Krise

Nick Beams, 14. August 2018

Mit der Wiederaufnahme des Handels zu Beginn dieser Woche ist der Kurs der türkischen Lira gestern weiter gesunken. Zwischenzeitlich stand der Wechselkurs bei einem US-Dollar zu 7,24 Lira, so hoch wie nie zuvor. Die Börse in Istanbul brach zeitweise um mehr als vier Prozent ein.

Apulien: 16 Tagelöhner bei Verkehrsunfällen getötet

Allison Smith, 14. August 2018

Die tödlichen Unfälle, verursacht durch nackte Profitgier auf Kosten der Wanderarbeiter, sind nicht vom Kurs der rechtsextremen Regierung in Rom zu trennen.

„Ich musste mein Handy verkaufen, um Lebensmittel zu bezahlen“
Spanien: Amazon-Arbeiter wegen Verletzung entlassen – jetzt ohne feste Bleibe

Eric London, 14. August 2018

José Antonio Rueda Bermudez steht mit seiner Familie vor der Obdachlosigkeit, weil Amazon sich weigerte, die Kosten für seine schwere Berufsverletzung zu übernehmen.

New in Russian

Документам кандидата Партии Социалистического Равенства в Мичигане не выдвинуто претензий

От нашего корреспондента, 9 августа 2018 г.

Государственная избирательная комиссия штата Мичиган не ранее 7 сентября примет решение, будет ли кандидат Партии Социалистического Равенства Найлс Нимут включен в избирательные бюллетени. Однако срок подачи претензий со стороны других групп, таких как Демократическая партия, истек.

New in Arabic

المجلس العسكري المصري یمد حالة الطوارئ ويسيطر على وسائل الاعلام الاجتماعیة

٢٢ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٨

بعد خمس سنوات من الانقلاب العسكري الذي وقع في 3 یولیو / تموز 2013 ضد الرئیس الإخواني محمد مرسي والمذبحة التي راح ضحیتها أكثر من 1000 تابعا له في شوارع القاهرة ، یقوم النظام العسكري للدكتاتور عبد الفتاح السیسي ، المدعوم من القوى الغربية ، بتكثیف إرهابه المعادي للثورة.

New in Italian

Cos’è la “nostra democrazia”?

Eric London, 31 luglio 2018

Al centro dell'isteria anti-russa guidata dal Partito Democratico è l'affermazione che la Russia e il suo presidente, Vladimir Putin, minacciano la “nostra democrazia”.

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Perspective

Growing support for socialism in the United States

14 August 2018

A Gallup poll released yesterday found that, for the first time, more young people and Democratic-leaning voters have a favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

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

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds Fifth National Congress

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
Free Julian Assange!

Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky

Commentary

What the neo-Nazi debacle in Washington showed

By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2018

After a huge media buildup, less than two dozen white supremacists showed up for Sunday’s “rally” outside the White House.

On anniversary of fascist killing in Charlottesville
Washington police mobilize to protect handful of neo-Nazis

Defend the Student Council! Stop the right-wing conspiracy at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018

US: The “public charge” rule’s effects on legal immigrant families

By Jill Lux, 13 August 2018

More on the attack on immigrants »

Missouri referendum vote kills “right-to-work” law

By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2018

US complicit in air strike that murdered dozens of children in Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2018

Fight back against internet censorship!

By Andre Damon, 9 August 2018

The demise of another Bernie Sanders fraud

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Tragic house fire takes three lives in Lincoln Park, Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 14 August 2018

The victims of the fire that engulfed a house in the early morning hours Saturday include a woman two months pregnant, a family caretaker and a four-year-old boy.

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

By Niles Niemuth, 8 August 2018

“You have a perspective from the working man, not from the corporate media”
Workers and young people speak to SEP campaigners at Sanders rallies in southeast Michigan

By Tom Hall, 6 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan’s 12th congressional district

Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan

By our reporter, 19 July 2018

No challenge filed to Socialist Equality Party candidate’s nominating petition in Michigan

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP volunteers in Michigan speak on powerful support from workers for a socialist perspective

Socialist Equality Party to run Niles Niemuth for Michigan’s 12th Congressional district

Workers Struggles

Fifteen workers hospitalized after explosion at US Steel mill south of Detroit

By Jessica Goldstein, 13 August 2018

UK National Health Service pay deal fuels growing rebellion against unions

By Ajanta Silva, 13 August 2018

Coca-Cola workers in Alabama on strike for better wages, health insurance

By Shelley Connor, 13 August 2018

Sri Lankan unions sell out railway workers and call off strike

By W.A. Sunil, 13 August 2018

Ryanair pilots stage European-wide strike

By Marianne Arens and Robert Stevens, 11 August 2018

The Ryanair strike and the resurgence of international class struggle

The fight to defend jobs and the lessons of the 1972 Lordstown strike

By Carl Bronski, 8 August 2018

More on autoworkers struggles »

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I had to sell my cell phone to pay for food”
Spanish Amazon worker, fired for injury, faces prospect of homelessness

By Eric London, 13 August 2018

“I would not wish working for Amazon on my worst enemy”
Southern California Amazon worker reports company forcing employees to work despite fire evacuation orders

Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
More Amazon workers speak out against atrocious working conditions

More on Amazon »

Defend Julian Assange!

Workers and youth in UK speak out against continued persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 13 August 2018

Julian Assange reportedly asked to give secret interview to US Senate Intelligence Committee

By Mike Head, 9 August 2018

Ecuador’s president issues new threat to Julian Assange

By Mike Head, 7 August 2018

Moreno’s threats to “take measures” if Assange “intervenes” in the politics of other countries is a fraudulent attempt to justify turning the journalist over to the war criminals in Washington and London.

Julian Assange’s lawyer: Australian government has a “duty” to protect him

By Mike Head, 2 August 2018

Ecuador’s president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US

By Mike Head, 31 July 2018

Julian Assange and the betrayal of Latin America’s “left”

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 25 July 2018

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

By James Cogan, 19 June 2018

Bringing Julian Assange Home

By John Pilger, 19 June 2018

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Science

NASA spacecraft launched for close-up study of the Sun

By Bryan Dyne, 13 August 2018

25 years ago: Clinton unveils health care “reform” to cut costs for corporate employers

In a speech to the National Governors Association on August 16, 1993, President Bill Clinton outlined the substance of his proposed health care reform program.

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50 years ago: Soviet Politburo agrees to invasion of Czechoslovakia

Meeting in Moscow August 17, 1968, members of the Soviet Politburo voted unanimously to “provide assistance and support to the Communist Party and people of Czechoslovakia through the use of armed forces.”

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75 years ago: Churchill, Roosevelt meet in Quebec

On August 17, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt, along with military leaders from both countries, met in Quebec for a secret military conference.

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100 years ago: AFL and business leaders discuss how to fight Bolshevism

On August 13, 1918, a top-level conference between officials of the National Civic Federation and AFL President Samuel Gompers discussed “methods of counteracting Bolshevism.”

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Arts Review

Jazz goes country—the music of Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams

By Hiram Lee, 7 August 2018

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story—“Do good anyway. … Think big anyway. … Build anyway”

By Joanne Laurier, 6 August 2018

#MeToo turns deadly
Opera singer Anne Sofie von Otter blames #MeToo witch-hunt for her husband’s suicide

By David Walsh, 3 August 2018

NHS Fightback

NHS trade unions’ “best deal in eight years” revealed as a fraud

By Ajanta Silva, 4 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing “foreign interference” laws

By our reporters, 4 August 2018

The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.

SEP (Australia) holds Sydney meeting against new “foreign interference” laws

Sri Lankan SEP member Mohamdiramlage Chandrasiri (1955–2018)

By Wimal Fernando, 19 July 2018

SEP in Sri Lanka holds powerful 50th anniversary meeting

By our correspondents, 27 June 2018

Socialist Equality Party (Britain)

Twenty-five years since the death of Joy Gardner

By Julie Hyland, 28 July 2018

Behind the actions of the police officers involved, Joy’s killing was the result of deliberate government policy.

The killing of Joy Gardner: A Workers Inquiry is needed

By the International Communist Party (July 1 1995), 28 July 2018

The World Socialist Web Site is republishing here the July 1, 1995 statement by the International Communist Party—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)—calling for the formation of a Workers’ Inquiry into the death of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner.

Featured Video

Coby Day: Hundreds memorialize fallen Detroit autoworker Jacoby Hennings

Friends and family of Jacoby Hennings (1995 - 2017) want answers about the circumstances surrounding the young autoworker's death at Ford's Woodhaven stamping plant.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

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

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.

History

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.