Line-up of reaction and militarism at McCain memorial

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2018

Assembled in the National Cathedral were a “who’s who” of imperialist war criminals, with a bloody record stretching back more than half a century.

The canonization of John McCain: Media, political establishment turn warmonger into saint

As union seeks to wrap up strikes, Washington teachers rally and call for statewide walkout

By Nancy Hanover, 3 September 2018

Educators demand statewide strike action in Washington state, while the union seeks to quash walkouts and prevent new ones.

Los Angeles teachers vote 98 percent for strike authorization

For a statewide strike in Washington to defend public education!
Build rank-and-file committees to unify educators, parents and students

“In Germany, of all places, we should know better”
Tens of thousands protest across Germany against neo-Nazi violence in Chemnitz

By our reporters, 3 September 2018

Following a neo-Nazi rampage in Chemnitz last Sunday and Monday, tens of thousands have demonstrated across Germany against the far right.

Fascist rampage in Germany exposes ties between right-wing extremists and the state

Who is to blame for the neo-Nazi rampage in Chemnitz, Germany?

Trump hits out at China over North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2018

Trump’s criticism of China comes amid growing signs that talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, have stalled.

As IAEA confirms Iranian compliance with nuclear deal
Washington and Tehran trade threats over the Strait of Hormuz

By Jordan Shilton, 3 September 2018

The latest IAEA findings expose the Trump administration’s provocative policy, which threatens to plunge the entire region into military conflict.

“Amazon thinks I’m a piece of trash on the ground and they’ll walk all over me”
Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia

By Eric London and Zac Corrigan, 3 September 2018

Carol's story exposes the nightmarish conditions and brutal exploitation that has fueled the growth of online retailers like Amazon.

“This is a class issue, and it’s a social issue”
Memorial service held for six of ten children killed in Chicago Little Village house fire

By our reporters, 3 September 2018

About 200 people attended the funeral, with many traveling long distances from throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

Media smears family of victims of Chicago house fire

By George Marlowe, 3 September 2018

The press continues to demonize the victims of the Chicago house fire in the Little Village neighborhood, deflecting blame from the political establishment.

“Everything started failing for us”
An interview with a relative of Chicago house fire victim

Father of Mollie Tibbetts tells Trump administration: Stop using my daughter’s death in racist attack on immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 3 September 2018

There have been numerous studies by academics and think tanks in recent years that have clearly shown that there is no correlation between immigration and crime.

The assault on immigrants becomes the assault on citizens
US citizens along southern border denied passports, accused of fraudulent birth certificates

More on North American immigrants »

Nashville’s shuttering of women’s health clinic leaves only one abortion facility in the city

By Warren Duzak and Keisha Gibbs, 3 September 2018

Despite the billions invested in healthcare, and dozens of Nashville area hospitals, poor and working class women are limited to one small clinic for elective abortions.

Trump administration ends funding for Palestinian refugees

By Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2018

The cutoff of funding is meant to punish Palestinians for protesting Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US and Japan increase efforts to undercut Chinese influence in Sri Lanka

By Rohantha De Silva, 3 September 2018

The US, Japan and India are continuing to publicly voice their concerns over Colombo’s relations with Beijing.

IMF pushes for more social cuts in Ukraine

By Jason Melanovski, 3 September 2018

Amid growing strikes of miners and other workers, the IMF is using the corruption of the Ukrainian oligarchy to push for social cuts.

Australian government rushes to deport Vietnamese refugees

By Max Newman, 3 September 2018

After a manhunt in a Queensland rainforest, 17 Vietnamese men were rounded up for deportation “at the first available opportunity.”

New in Turkish

Almanya’nın Chemnitz kentindeki neo-Nazi saldırısından kim sorumlu?

Johannes Stern, 3 Eylül 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, tüm işçileri ve gençleri, saflarına katılmaya ve kapitalizme, faşizme ve savaşa karşı mücadeleye girişmeye çağırır.

Almanya Dışişleri Bakanı Maas: Avrupa, ABD’nin tavrına karşı “kırmızı çizgiler” belirlemeli

Ulrich Rippert ve Peter Schwarz, 3 Eylül 2018

Alman hükümetinin önde gelen temsilcileri, uzun bir süredir, Almanya’nın dış politikaya ve askeri konulara daha fazla müdahil hale gelmesi gerektiğini açıklıyorlar.

Rusya, II. Dünya Savaşı'ndan bu yana en büyük savaş tatbikatlarını başlatıyor

Alex Lantier, 3 Eylül 2018

Bu ay, yüz binlerce Rus, NATO ve Çin askeri, Avrasya genelinde, düello tarzı savaş tatbikatlarında seferber edilecek.

Arsen Çakaryan (1916–2018): Manukyan Grubu’nun direniş mücadelesi
I. Bölüm: Direniş savaşçılarının siyasi kökenleri ve askeri sicili

Francis Dubois ve Alex Lantier, 3 Eylül 2018

Manukyan Grubu, Nazilerin 1941’de Sovyetler Birliği’ni istila etmesiyle ve Fransız işbirlikçi rejimin Musevilere yönelik giderek şiddetlenen ve en sonunda soykırım halini alan baskısı karşısında silaha sarılma kararı aldı.

New in French

Menacée par l’OTAN, la Russie lance les plus grands exercies militaires depuis 1945

Alexandre Lantier, 3 septembre 2018

Ce mois, des centaines de milliers de troupes russes, chinoises et de l’OTAN se mobilisent pour des exercices militaires rivaux à travers l’Eurasie.

La canonisation de John McCain : les médias et l’élite politique transforment le belliciste en saint

Joseph Kishore, 3 septembre 2018

Depuis cinq jours les médias et l’establishment politique américains se livrent à une débauche d’hypocrisie morale, d’incantations et se lancent dans la création d’un mythe à l’occasion de la mort du sénateur américain John McCain.

Pourquoi la classe politique est-elle obsédée par la démission de Hulot?

Francis Dubois, 3 septembre 2018

Cette insistance à parler de Hulot sur tous les tons laisse de côté le danger de guerre et l’impopularité de l’austérité virulente projetée par Macron contre les travailleurs.

Le déchaînement fasciste en Allemagne révèle les liens entre les extrémistes de droite et l’État

Johannes Stern, 3 septembre 2018

Après l’émeute des néo-nazis dimanche et lundi à Chemnitz à l’est de l’Allemagne, de nouveaux détails éclatent au grand jour en rapport avec la coordination étroite entre les extrémistes de droite, la police et l’appareil d’État.

Les tensions commerciales augmentent alors que les pourparlers entre les États-Unis et le Canada dépassent la date limite

Nick Beams, 3 septembre 2018

Trump a averti que si le Canada n’acceptait pas les conditions des États-Unis, «la chose la plus facile que nous pouvons faire est de tarifer leurs voitures qui entrent», une menace qu’il a répétée dans ses remarques vendredi.

Podemos minimise l’importance de l’appel des officiers espagnols franquistes

Alejandro Lopez et Alexandre Lantier, 3 septembre 2018

Podemos veut empêcher les sympathies ouvertement fascistes des généraux de porter atteinte aux prétensions «humanitaires» des guerres impérialistes de l’OTAN.

Canada: un ex-candidat à la direction des conservateurs crée un nouveau parti de droite

Félix Gauthier, 3 septembre 2018

Une section croissante de l’establishment canadien adopte le discours anti-musulmans et anti-immigrants que Maxime Bernier ne fait qu’articuler plus explicitement.

Résolution du Cinquième Congrès national du SEP (É.-U.)
La résurgence de la lutte des classes et les tâches du Socialist Equality Party
Première partie

3 septembre 2018

Cette résolution a été adoptée à l’unanimité par le Cinquième Congrès national du Socialist Equality Party (É.-U.), qui s’est tenu du 22 au 27 juillet 2018.

New in Spanish

La canonización de John McCain: la prensa, grupos de poder santifican a un instigador belicista

Por Joseph Kishore, 3 de septiembre 2018

La prensa y la élite política estadounidense han dedicado cinco días para un ejercicio de hipocresía moral, doblez y mitología en torno a la muerte del senador estadounidense, John McCain.

El 98 por ciento de los maestros de Los Angeles votan autorizando declararse en huelga

Por Kimie Saito, 03 de septiembre 2018

Por primera vez en casi 30 años, los maestros de Los Ángeles votan abrumadoramente por la huelga.

Podemos se une a encubrimiento de homenaje militar a dictadura franquista

Por Alejandro López y Alex Lantier, 03 de septiembre 2018

El interés de Podemos es prevenir que las develadas inclinaciones fascistas de los generales no desacrediten los pretextos “humanitarios” de las guerras imperialistas de la OTAN.

New in German

Der Kampf gegen den rechten Terror erfordert eine sozialistische Perspektive

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 3. September 2018

Die Demonstrationen gegen Rechts sind wichtig. Doch moralische Empörung reicht nicht aus, um den braunen Mob aufzuhalten. Um ihm wirkungsvoll entgegenzutreten, muss man die politischen Ursachen für sein arrogantes Auftreten verstehen.

Zehntausende protestieren gegen rechtsradikalen Terror in Chemnitz

unseren Reportern, 3. September 2018

Nach den Neonazi-Ausschreitungen in Chemnitz in der letzten Woche protestierten in ganz Deutschland Zehntausende gegen Rechts.

Massiver Nato- Aufmarsch und größtes russisches Militärmanöver seit Zweitem Weltkrieg

Alex Lantier, 3. September 2018

Die Militärübungen finden in einer Situation eskalierender Konflikte und Spannungen in Eurasien statt. Sie bergen das Risiko eines direkten Zusammenstoßes zwischen den beiden größten Atommächten der Welt.

„Man kann über alles diskutieren – nicht über Seenotrettung“

unseren Reportern, 3. September 2018

Über 1000 Menschen haben am Samstag in Duisburg an der Demonstration des Aktionsbündnisses „Seebrücke“ teilgenommen. Sie wandten sich gegen die europäische und deutsche Flüchtlingspolitik.

Vom Kriegstreiber zum Heiligen: Medien und politisches Establishment preisen John McCain

Joseph Kishore, 3. September 2018

Der Tod von US-Senator John McCain wurde von den amerikanischen Medien und dem politischen Establishment zum Anlass genommen, sich tagelang in moralischer Heuchelei, Scheinheiligkeit und Mythenbildung zu üben.

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Perspective

Labor Day 2018: The growth of the class struggle and the case for rank-and-file committees

3 September 2018

This year, Labor Day takes place amid a resurgence of class struggle in the US, bringing workers into direct conflict with the corporatist and anti-working class trade unions.

Earlier Perspectives »

History of the Fourth International

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

By David North, 3 September 2018

The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Historic discovery of Left Opposition manuscripts from the early 1930s

Book Review

Seymour Hersh’s Reporter: A life exposing government lies and crimes

By Andre Damon, 3 September 2018

Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who played a leading role in exposing the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Bush Administration’s torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib, has published a long-awaited autobiography.

Growing poverty in cities and growing wealth at the top
A review of The Divided City by Alan Mallach

25 years ago: US helicopter gunships murder hundreds in Somalia

On September 9, 1993, two US Cobra helicopter gunships swooped down on a large crowd of Somali civilians protesting at a checkpoint in Mogadishu.

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50 years ago: US casualties escalate in Vietnam

The Pentagon announced on September 5, 1968 that US casualties in Vietnam totaled 408 for the last week in August, the highest weekly figure in three months.

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75 years ago: Allied forces invade Italy

On September 3, 1943, the Allied powers began a full-scale invasion and occupation of Italy with large detachments of British and Canadian troops.

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100 years ago: Red Army launches attack on Kazan

On September 7, 1918, the Red Army began shelling Kazan, the most important city held by the counterrevolutionary forces opposed to the Bolshevik regime.

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Arts Review

Young Euro Classic 2018—a display of boundless musical virtuosity and symphonic poetry

By Verena Nees, 3 September 2018

The 20 nearly sold-out concerts by international youth orchestras struck a clear musical counterpoint to the xenophobic and nationalist policies of the global political elites.

100 years since the birth of American filmmaker Robert Aldrich
Including an interview with film historian Tony Williams

By David Walsh, 31 August 2018

Hostiles: A US soldier accompanies a Native American chief home in 1892 …
… and homelessness in Seattle in The Road to Nickelsville

By Joanne Laurier, 30 August 2018

One of the greatest musical figures of the 20th century
The centenary of Leonard Bernstein—Part 2

By Fred Mazelis, 25 August 2018

One of the greatest musical figures of the 20th century
The centenary of Leonard Bernstein—Part 1

Commentary

Amid NATO threats, Russia launches largest war games since World War II

By Alex Lantier, 1 September 2018

Is the Mueller investigation preparing to indict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange?

By James Cogan, 1 September 2018

Widespread opposition to Australian government ban on Chelsea Manning

Oppose the ban on Chelsea Manning speaking in Australia!

Podemos joins cover-up of Spanish army brass’ hailing of Franco dictatorship

By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, 1 September 2018

Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing!

By Chris Marsden, 31 August 2018

German government places Socialist Equality Party on subversive watch list

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 17 August 2018

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

How the secret service and the far-right AfD control German politics

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Workers Struggles

Teamsters head to UPS workers: Don’t complain, creating new tiers is “what we’ve always done”

By Will Morrow, 1 September 2018

“The Teamsters is not a voice for us”
UPS workers respond to Teamsters campaign of blackmail

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

More on the struggle at UPS »

Steelmakers in US demand historic concessions as contracts for 31,000 workers set to expire

By Samuel Davidson, 31 August 2018

With US Steel and Arcelor demanding deep givebacks, the United Steelworkers union has made it clear it is opposed to any strike.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan

By Niles Niemuth, 1 September 2018

Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.

Abolish student debt! Public education is a social right!

By Niles Niemuth, 31 August 2018

Notes from the campaign trail
SEP candidate speaks with incoming students at Wayne State University in Detroit

By Niles Niemuth, 29 August 2018

Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district launches website

16 August 2018

Visit our new website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

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

History

Fifty years since the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia: Part one
Establishment of a deformed workers’ state in Czechoslovakia

By Clara Weiss, 28 August 2018

On August 20-21, 1968, tens of thousands of troops of the Warsaw Pact states invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” and stifle a nascent movement of the working class. This is the first part of a four-part series.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Obituary

Arsène Tchakarian (1916-2018): the Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle
Part 2: Who betrayed the Manouchian Group?

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 31 August 2018

There is no doubt that the Stalinists’ decision to sacrifice the Manouchian Group was bound up with their genocidal onslaught against Trotskyism and the Left Opposition.

Arsène Tchakarian (1916–2018): The Manouchian Group’s resistance struggle
Part 1: The political origins and military record of the resistance fighters

IYSSE

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and take up the fight for socialism!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018

Join the IYSSE, the only organization fighting against war, authoritarianism and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

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

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.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon unleashes army of Twitter trolls to improve its image

By Erik Schreiber, 27 August 2018

Amazon Prime Day produces 209 percent increase in UK health and safety complaints

By Steve James, 24 August 2018

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

“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 »

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the new preface written by David North for the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

Autoworkers Issues

Late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lied to federal investigators about gift to UAW official

By Marcus Day, 17 August 2018

UAW bribery predated 2009, lawyer for former Fiat Chrysler executive tells court

More on autoworkers issues »

Mehring Books

Two new pamphlets from Mehring Books

15 August 2018

Mehring Books is pleased to announce that two new pamphlets—The World Socialist Web Site and the Defense of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and The 2018 Teacher Rebellion—are available for online purchase.

Defend Julian Assange!

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

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

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

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 »

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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.

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.