UN report on food security
One in every nine human beings goes hungry

By Patrick Martin, 13 September 2018

Wars and civil wars, generally instigated or fueled by the US and other imperialist powers, climate change and poverty are the leading causes of deepening food insecurity.

Five million deaths a year due to poor-quality health care

By Kate Randall, 13 September 2018

As social inequality continues to widen, millions are dying because adequate resources are not allocated to promote public health.

China and Russia strengthen ties to counter US threats

By Peter Symonds, 13 September 2018

After their meeting, neither Xi nor Putin named Trump but they left no doubt that their closer ties are a reaction to Washington’s punitive measures.

“Monster” Hurricane Florence approaches South Carolina

By Ed Hightower, 13 September 2018

A major regional energy firm warned that up to 75 percent of its 4 million customers in North and South Carolina could lose power during the storm.

Fiat Chrysler Kokomo casting plant cited for safety violations before latest worker injury

By Marcus Day, 13 September 2018

The plant where a Fiat Chrysler worker was severely injured last week was cited for several serious safety violations last year by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Critically injured Kokomo Fiat Chrysler worker faces protracted recovery

UAW silent after Fiat Chrysler worker injured at Kokomo casting plant

More on autoworkers issues »

Over 1,000 Ryanair cabin crew and pilots strike in Germany

By our reporters, 13 September 2018

While the workers are fighting for wage increases and better working conditions, the trade unions want to cut a deal with Ryanair as quickly as possible.

The Ryanair strike and the resurgence of international class struggle

In new cost-cutting move, PSA subcontracts Opel operation in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 13 September 2018

The subcontracting of research and development operations in Rüsselsheim is another significant step towards the dismantling of Opel.

Teachers strike in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

By our reporter, 13 September 2018

The district’s teachers are being asked to shoulder increased health care costs.

Nearly 200 clean-up workers sickened or dead from 2008 Tennessee coal ash spill

By Warren Duzak and Zackary Thorton, 13 September 2018

A press investigation has exposed what can only be called a social crime against the working class in eastern Tennessee.

Bloody siege of Yemeni port resumes as US certifies Saudi concern for civilians

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2018

Aid groups have warned that the renewed assault on Hodeidah threatens not only to kill tens of thousands of civilians, but to push millions more into starvation.

Washington and Pyongyang in talks for second summit

By Ben McGrath, 13 September 2018

Trump is under pressure to ramp up the offensive against the targets of US imperialism.

British nationalist Nigel Farage addresses co-thinkers in Australia

By James Cogan, 13 September 2018

Farage was sponsored by corporate interests and welcomed by prominent powerbrokers within the governing Liberal Party.

Chelsea Manning speaks in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 13 September 2018

After being denied entry to Australia, Manning spoke to audiences in New Zealand about her decision to leak US military documents, her time in prison and her political activism over the past year.

Workers and youth oppose Australian government ban on Chelsea Manning

By our reporters, 13 September 2018

New in French

La police démantèle le camp de réfugiés de Grande Synthe

Francis Dubois, 13 septembre 2018

Les néofascistes français ont salué l’évacuation brutale du camp par le gouvernement Macron, la qualifiant de «vraie victoire politique» pour le parti de Marine Le Pen.

Dix-sept ans après le 11 septembre: de la « guerre contre le terrorisme » au « conflit entre grandes puissances »

André Damon, 13 septembre 2018

Au jour anniversaire des attentats terroristes du 11 septembre 2001, Washington est sur le point de lancer une nouvelle offensive massive en Syrie pour défendre les forces liées à Al-Qaïda.

Le gouvernement allemand prépare une mission de combat contre la Syrie

Johannes Stern, 13 septembre 2018

Derrière le dos du peuple allemand, le gouvernement de la grande coalition prépare une mission de combat massive contre le régime syrien du président Bachar al-Assad.

Le congrès des syndicats britanniques (TUC) reste muet sur le complot anti-Corbyn

Robert Stevens, 13 septembre 2018

Le TUC s’est vanté que le congrès de cette année célébrait le 150e anniversaire depuis sa fondation, mais pas un seul dirigeant ne s’est aventuré à mentionner l’attaque contre le dirigeant du parti fondé par les syndicats

Six mille infirmières de l'Université du Michigan votent cette semaine pour une autorisation de grève

Acchutta Veeraiah, 13 septembre 2018

Les infirmières de Michigan Medicine à Ann Arbor sont sans contrat de travail et se voient menacées de coupes dans les effectifs, les salaires, les pensions et de l’imposition d’un nouveau système de santé à deux vitesses.

New in Spanish

Diecisiete años desde los atentados del 11 de setiembre: de “guerra contra el terrorismo” a “conflictos de grandes potencias”

Por Andre Damon, 13 septiembre 2018

En el aniversario de los atentados terroristas, Washington está a punto de iniciar una nueva ofensiva en Siria en defensa de fuerzas vinculadas con Al Qaeda.

Huelga en hotel de Chicago enfrenta a trabajadores contra el multimillonario candidato demócrata a gobernador

Por Jerry White, 13 septiembre 2018

Los huelguistas están en una batalla contra los principales operadores hoteleros, incluido Hyatt, propiedad de la familia Pritzker.

Partido de los Trabajadores descarta a Lula como candidato a la Presidencia en Brasil

Por Miguel Andrade, 13 septiembre 2018

Enfrentándose a una fecha límite legal, el PT substituyó al exalcalde de São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, por el expresidente preso.

Cincuenta años desde la invasión de Checoslovaquia por el Pacto de Varsovia: cuarta parte
La ruptura con el OCI y la degeneración del WRP

Por Clara Weiss, 13 septiembre 2018

La intervención del Secretariado Internacional pablista en Europa del Este en 1968-1985 estuvo facilitada por la degeneración del Workers Revolutionary Party británico.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Красная армия начинает наступление на Казань

10 сентября 2018 г.

7 сентября 1918 года Красная армия начала обстрел Казани, наиболее важного города, оказавшегося под контролем контрреволюционных сил, боровшихся против большевистского режима.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والهمجية: تأملات في الفوضى الشاملة.

٥ شباط فبراير ٢٠١٨

في شهر أكتوبر 2017 ، ألقى دافيد نورث محاضرة بمناسبة مئوية ثورة أكتوبر في معهد سانت أندروز في سكوتلاندا، وقبل المحاضرة أجرى معه آدم ستروم ، رئيس تحرير الصحيفة الرسمية الناطقة باسم جمعية سانت أندروز الاقتصادية هذه المقابلة ونحن نعيد نشر المقابلة التي سبق أن نشرت في الموقع الإلكتروني للصحيفة في السادس والعشرين من شهر نوفمبر 2017.

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Perspective

Hurricane Florence exposes disastrous state of US infrastructure

13 September 2018

Trump’s self-congratulation for his response to last year’s devastation of Puerto Rico, even as Carolina residents brace for one of the worst Atlantic storms in history, sums up the callousness and criminality of the American ruling class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Ronan Farrow’s #MeToo campaign brings down Leslie Moonves at CBS

By Fred Mazelis, 13 September 2018

The ousting of Moonves is part of an ongoing struggle for power and wealth within the media and entertainment industries.

UK: Rival Socialist Party members vie for position as deputy leader of civil servants union

By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2018

The sordid episode demonstrates that the pseudo-left organisations have no independence from the trade union bureaucracy.

Seventeen years after 9/11: From “war on terror” to “great power conflict”

By Andre Damon, 12 September 2018

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

Fifteen thousand protest throughout Germany against war, police repression and the fascist right

By our reporters, 12 September 2018

German neo-Nazis attack Jewish restaurant during far-right riot in Chemnitz

The fight against fascism in Germany requires a socialist perspective

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Trades Union Congress in Britain silent on anti-Corbyn coup plot

By Robert Stevens, 12 September 2018

The Socialist Equality Party and the anti-Corbyn coup plot: A reply to a reader

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

Venezuela and the hypocrisy of US imperialism

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

“Why the working class needs socialism” Large turnout to hear SEP candidate Niles Niemuth at University of Michigan

By our reporters, 13 September 2018

The meeting addressed by Niemuth, who is running for Congress in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, reflected the growing interest in socialism among students and young people.

Teachers must link up their fight with educators nationally and internationally!

By Niles Niemuth, 11 September 2018

Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth on ballot for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District

By our reporter, 5 September 2018

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

16 August 2018

Visit our 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.

Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan

Workers Struggles

Australia: Reject NTEU sellout at Macquarie University! For a unified national struggle against cuts!

By the Committee For Public Education, 13 September 2018

The rush for a vote on the union-negotiated agreement is a warning of its thrust and content.

Chicago hotel strike pits workers against Democrats’ billionaire candidate for governor

By Jerry White, 12 September 2018

“Gas, rent and milk goes up and we’re still making the same money”
Striking Chicago hotel workers speak out

Chicago hotel workers’ strike enters fourth day

What is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union?

By Tom Mackaman, 8 September 2018

Teamsters announces October 5 vote deadline
Vote “no” on the UPS-Teamsters sellout contract! Form rank-and-file committees to organize opposition!

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

More on the struggle at UPS »

Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) forum reviews lessons of nursing union sellout

IYSSE

Growing support for socialism among students across the US

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018

CIA out of University of Illinois Chicago!

By IYSSE at University of Illinois at Chicago, 8 September 2018

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

Injured Amazon worker Angela: “If workers controlled Bezos’ billions, nobody would be homeless”

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) spoke to Angela Shelton, an injured worker at the DFW7 Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a number of injured workers have recently been made homeless.

“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

Life under capitalism for an American youth
Injured Texas Wal-Mart worker describes how and why she switched to socialism

By Eric London, 5 September 2018

More on Amazon »

Public meetings in Australia

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx

6 September 2018

The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.

SEP Australia public meeting in Sydney: The key political issues behind the coup against Turnbull

6 September 2018

As international relations and parliamentary forms of rule break down, the ruling elite is terrified of the growing left-wing sentiment among workers and young people.

Arts Review

Poor and unhealthy: Australia’s artists in social free-fall

By Kaye Tucker, 12 September 2018

Bisbee ’17: The deportation of Arizona copper miners is a “still-polarizing event”

By Joanne Laurier, 10 September 2018

Leave No Trace: An Iraq War veteran looks to leave the world behind

By Kevin Martinez, 6 September 2018

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

By David Walsh, 31 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

25 years ago: Clinton begins campaign for NAFTA ratification

On September 14, 1993, the US administration of President Bill Clinton began its efforts to win ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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50 years ago: 300,000 participate in silent march in Mexico City

On September 13, 1968, the student-led National Strike Council organized a silent march through Mexico City, which mobilized some 300,000 protesters.

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75 years ago: German troops expand occupation of Italy

On September 10, 1943, German troops invaded Naples, Rome and other Italian cities.

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100 years ago: Trotsky appeals to Czechoslovak troops

On September 13, 1918, in an appeal written days after the capture of Kazan by the Red Army, Leon Trotsky issued a special appeal to the Czechoslovak forces fighting on the side of the counterrevolution.

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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

Teachers Struggles

Reject the sellout in Seattle! For a statewide and national teachers strike!

By WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 8 September 2018

The WSWS Teacher Newsletter urges Seattle teachers meeting today to vote “no” and immediately constitute themselves as an independent rank-and-file committee to plan a serious struggle.

Striking Tacoma, Washington, teachers demand better pay, funding for education

Tacoma teachers strike as walkouts spread across Washington

Seattle Education Association orders teachers to work without contract vote

Science

Waste plastics poison the food chain and contribute to global warming

By Philip Guelpa, 7 September 2018

Book Review

Olen Steinhauer’s The Middleman: An American uprising, darkly imagined

By James Brookfield, 5 September 2018

At the outset of The Middleman a group of approximately 400 Americans scattered throughout the country suddenly disappear from their day-to-day lives without telling friends and family.

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.

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 1: The political origins and military record of the resistance fighters

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 30 August 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Bringing Julian Assange Home

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

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.