10 December 2019

Report unmasks FBI intervention in 2016 elections

By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2019

The real threat to American democracy comes from the national-security state and the capitalist ruling elite, not from any foreign country.

Democrats, White House position themselves for impeachment vote

Pelosi announces Democrats to begin drafting impeachment charges against Trump

November US jobs report in perspective: Most jobs “added” to US economy are low wage

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 December 2019

A stark contrast exists between the official US jobs report numbers and the reality that many of the jobs available are of low quality and the result of betrayal by the trade unions.

Paris summit on Ukraine overshadowed by inter-imperialist conflicts

By Clara Weiss, 10 December 2019

The escalation of warfare within the US ruling class and the intensification of the conflicts between the imperialist powers occur amid the unraveling of the strategy that US imperialism has pursued in the region since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

Ukraine: Three-year-old boy killed in attempted political assassination by the far right

Multiple deaths from New Zealand volcanic eruption

By Tom Peters, 10 December 2019

Tourism companies have carried out highly profitable operations on White Island, despite the known risk of a volcanic eruption.

Germany: IG Metall union announces further attacks on Daimler workers

By K. Nesan, 10 December 2019

With the help of the unions and their works council representative, the auto manufacturer wants to destroy 10,000 jobs by 2022.

Unions demand jailed Catalan leader support Spain’s PSOE-Podemos government

By Alejandro López, 10 December 2019

Spain’s two largest trade unions are directly complicit with the attempt by Podemos and the Socialist Party to install a pro-austerity, police-state regime.

Turkish government blocks care of Kurdish HDP’s jailed ex-leader Demirtaş

By Ulas Atesci, 10 December 2019

Ankara is broadly cracking down on Kurdish politicians, including Kurdish mayors elected this year, amid growing ethnic conflicts linked to the imperialist war in Syria.

“They are jamming this down our throats:” Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW for rushing vote on sellout contract

By Jerry White, 10 December 2019

Just days after dumping the thousand-page contract on its web site, the UAW is holding a series of snap votes which it plans to conclude by Wednesday.

“All you have given us is a slap in the face”
Fiat Chrysler autoworkers denounce UAW sellout at informational meetings

Vote “no” on the FCA contract! Form rank and file committees to oppose UAW sellout!

GM sends termination notices to 48 TPT workers in Indiana less than two months after UAW signs concessions contract

UAW sanctions “perma-temps” in Fiat-Chrysler tentative agreement

More on autoworkers struggles »

Harvard grad student strike in second week

By Kate Randall, 10 December 2019

The UAW’s isolation of the strike is part of a deliberate strategy to defeat the struggle of graduate students.

Harvard University retaliates against striking graduate students

Thousands of children in New Jersey found to have elevated blood lead levels

By Erik Schreiber, 10 December 2019

The New Jersey Department of Health’s annual report shows that scandalous levels of lead contamination in public water are not limited to the city of Newark, where local officials’ criminal response made headlines this year.

Australian doctor condemns Britain’s denial of adequate medical care to Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 December 2019

Dr Chesterfield-Evans said that prior to the Assange case, he had “never seen governments completely wipe their hands of an individual, lock people up and refuse to give them medical treatment.”

Hundreds of journalists around the world sign open letter demanding freedom for Assange

Doctors condemn failure of British government to answer letter demanding medical care for Julian Assange

Worker killed in horrendous incident on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 10 December 2019

The latest tragic death brings the number of fatalities in the sector for 2019 to 22.

Australian economy remains in slump as trade tensions mount

By Mike Head, 10 December 2019

Corporate profits and share prices have soared in 2019, but at the expense of falling real wages and rising unemployment.

9 December 2019

Protest marches called this week as French public sector strike continues

By Alex Lantier, 9 December 2019

The way forward for the mass strike in France

Over 40 workers killed in Indian factory fire

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 9 December 2019

India: Congress Party brings fascistic Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra

By Kranti Kumara, 9 December 2019

New Sri Lankan president visits India amid growing geo-political tensions

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 9 December 2019

Wisconsin Democrats double down on Foxconn con job

By Jacob Crosse, 9 December 2019

Worker injured in New Orleans hotel collapse deported by ICE

By Aaron Murch, 9 December 2019

Samoa: Anger grows over escalating measles toll

By John Braddock, 9 December 2019

Australian PM defends secret “national security” trials

By Mike Head, 9 December 2019

Youth demonstrating in Australia speak out against climate change and war

By our reporters, 9 December 2019

New in German

Amerikas Folterer und ihre Mitverschwörer müssen angeklagt werden

Tom Carter, 10. Dezember 2019

Fünf Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung des Senatsberichts über CIA-Folter sind die grausigen Zeichnungen in dem Dokument der Seton Hall Law School darüber, „Wie Amerika foltert“, eine eindringliche Anklage gegen das gesamte politische Establishment der USA.

Der SPD-Parteitag und die Verschärfung des Klassenkampfs

Ulrich Rippert, 10. Dezember 2019

Der Berliner SPD-Parteitag hielt an der Großen Koalition fest. Gleichzeitig propagiert die neue Parteiführung ein paar minimale soziale Reformen, in der Hoffnung, dadurch den anhaltenden Niedergang der Partei abzubremsen.

Diese Woche in Frankreich: Weitere Massenproteste und Streiks im öffentlichen Dienst

Alex Lantier, 10. Dezember 2019

In Frankreich wurde der öffentliche Dienst auch am gestrigen Montag weiter bestreikt. Hunderttausende demonstrierten gegen die Rentenkürzungen der Macron-Regierung.

Steuergeschenke an Erbschafts-Millionäre begünstigen extreme Ungleichheit

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10. Dezember 2019

In Deutschland werden Erbschafts-Millionäre steuerlich stark begünstigt oder ganz verschont. Heute besitzen 40 Familien mehr als die ärmere Hälfte der Bevölkerung. Eine Hauptverantwortung dafür trägt die SPD.

Hunderte Journalisten aus der ganzen Welt unterzeichnen offenen Brief für Assanges Freilassung

Oscar Grenfell, 10. Dezember 2019

Die Unterzeichner erklären: „Als Journalisten und Journalistenorganisationen, die an Menschenrechte, Informationsfreiheit und das Recht der Öffentlichkeit auf Wahrheit glauben, fordern wir die sofortige Freilassung von Julian Assange.“

Bundesregierung will NetzDG verschärfen

Justus Leicht, 10. Dezember 2019

Bundesjustizministerin Christine Lambrecht (SPD) und Innenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) haben sich auf eine weitreichende Verschärfung des sogenannten Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetztes geeinigt.

Sri Lanka: Im Kampf gegen Rajapakse brauchen Arbeiter ein sozialistisches, internationales Programm

der Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10. Dezember 2019

Nach seinem Sieg in der srilankischen Präsidentschaftswahl strebt Gotabhaya Rajapakse nach autoritären Vollmachten. Dazu ist er bereit, die Verfassung zu ändern.

New in Russian

Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает кандидатов на всеобщих выборах в Великобритании

От нашего корреспондента, 7 декабря 2019 г.

ПСР ведет политическую борьбу против мер жесткой экономии, авторитарного правления, милитаризма и войны.

New in Turkish

NATO zirvesine devletler arasında artan anlaşmazlıklar yön verdi

Alex Lantier, 7 Aralık 2019

Washington ile onun başlıca Avrupalı müttefikleri arasında ticari ve askeri politika üzerine var olan patlayıcı anlaşmazlıklar, bu hafta Londra’da düzenlenen NATO zirvesinde patlak verdi.

New in Norwegian

1,5 millioner marsjerte og titusener streiket i Frankrike, mot innsparinger og sosial ulikhet

Anthony Torres og Alex Lantier, 7. desember 2019

Titusenvis av jernbanearbeidere og ansatte i offentlig sektor og utdanningsvesenet gikk til streik mot den franske presidenten Emanuel Macrons planer om å kutte pensjonene.

USA forbereder utplassering av tusenvis flere tropper mot Iran

Bill Van Auken, 7. desember 2019

Mens Pentagon benektet en rapport om at ytterligere 14 000 tropper blir sendt til Persiabukta, gjorde forsvardepartementet det klart at en større opptrapping diskuteres.

Mehring Books’ sesongtilbudBolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition – Oversetterens forord

7. desember 2019

Under sesongens tilbudsperiode [‘Holiday Sale ’] tilbyr Mehring Books dette bindet, nylig utgitt for første gang på engelsk, til sterkt reduserte priser, der versjonen med svart-hvitt fotografier tilbys for $ 15 og den delvis med fargefotografier for $ 20 .

New in French

Au sommet de Londres, Trump attaque les critiques de Macron à l’égard de l’OTAN

Alex Lantier, 5 décembre 2019

Des conflits acerbes entre les États-Unis et les principaux pouvoirs européens ont éclaté au grand jour mardi, au début du sommet de l’OTAN à Londres.

Grève du 5 décembre: construisons des comités d’action indépendants pour mener la lutte politique contre Macron!

Anthony Torres, 5 décembre 2019

La grève du 5 décembre fait partie d’une vaste résurgence internationale de la lutte des classes qu’il faut organiser indépendamment des appareils syndicaux.

Allemagne: la conférence du parti d'extrême droite AfD renforce «l’Aile» nationaliste-raciale

Peter Swcharz, 5 décembre 2019

Dans l’AfD d’extrême droite, le groupe nationaliste-racial de l’« Aile » autour de Björn Höcke et Andreas Kalbitz s’est renforcé à l’issue de la conférence fédérale du parti

Les nationalistes catalans négocient un soutien au gouvernement espagnol dirigé par le PSOE

Alejandro López, 5 décembre 2019

Les partis nationalistes catalans négocient avec les sociaux-démocrates, alors même que ceux-ci attaquent les manifestations de masse en Catalogne et ciblent les partis nationalistes.

Les enseignants des écoles secondaires de l'Ontario organisent une grève d'une journée

Roger Jordan, 5 décembre 2019

Plus de 60.000 enseignants du secondaire de l'Ontario faisaient grève mercredi pour s'opposer aux compressions radicales que le gouvernement conservateur provincial impose à l'éducation et à leurs conditions d'emploi.

New in Spanish

Los trabajadores de Fiat Chrysler se enfrentan al UAW, una “empresa controlada por FCA”

Por Jerry White, 5 diciembre 2019

Las concesiones de los trabajadores de GM y Ford fueron impuestas por el sindicato United Auto Workers, el cual fue descrito en una denuncia legal de GM como una organización “comprada” por Fiat Chrysler.

Trump denuncia las críticas de Macron a la OTAN en la cumbre de Londres

Por Alex Lantier, 5 diciembre 2019

Afloraron ayer a la superficie conflictos resentidos entre los Estados Unidos y las principales potencias europeas, al arrancar la cumbre de dos días de la OTAN en Londres.

Atlantique: la cruel fortuna de la juventud africana

Por Joanne Laurier, 5 diciembre 2019

Atlantique, es un film emocionante y muy recordable, que trata de manera fantástica la juventud senegalesa perdida en el mar cuando toman viajes largos y peligrosos a Europa por razones económicas, así como a los que quedan atrás.

Perspectivas para la próxima revolución en Norteamérica: raza, clase y la lucha por el socialismo

Por Joe Kishore, 5 diciembre 2019

Esta es una versión editada de un informe entregado por el Secretario Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, Joseph Kishore, a reuniones en Michigan y California sobre el "Proyecto 1619" del New York Times.

New in Portuguese

Cresce onda de apoio ao editor do WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 Dezembro 2019

A onda de apoio a Assange é um golpe bem-vindo à conspiração de silêncio em torno de sua perseguição, que é imposta por governos, partidos do establishment e pela mídia corporativa em todo o mundo.

Bolsonaro lança programa Verde e Amarelo para impulsionar “competitividade”

Tomas Castanheira, 2 Dezembro 2019

O próprio presidente brasileiro admitiu que o programa de emprego, que faz referência às cores nacionais, possui o objetivo de “reduzir os custos da mão de obra” para atrair investimentos.

New in Chinese

数十万人走上香港街头抗议

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

昨天,超过五十万人走上香港的街头抗议市政府的反民主举措,并纪念1971年7月1日这个英国把其前殖民地移交给中国的日子。

总罢工标志着工人阶级加入香港的抗议之中

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

在这场被政府的引渡法律触发的日益扩大的群众性抗议里,香港工人在星期一的总罢工标志着一个新的阶段。来自各行各业的上万名工人——包括铁路、机场、公共事务,工程,建筑,金融和银行——参与了抗议。这些抗议干扰中断了这座城市的交通系统,并限制了其国际机场的运作。

New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছেবাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের বিচার ভারতের সুপ্রিম কোর্ট হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী হিংসাকে বৈধতা দিল

Keith Jones, ১১ নভেম্বর ২০১৯

উত্তর প্রদেশের অযোধ্যায় একটি বিখ্যাত মসজিদকে ধ্বংস করতে এবং তার জায়গায় পৌরাণিক হিন্দু দেবতা শ্রীরামের একটি মন্দির গড়তে ভারতের শাসক দল ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি) এবং তাদের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী মিত্ররা দশকের পর দশক ধরে যে হিংসার আশ্রয় নিয়েছে, গত শনিবারের এক আদেশে, ভারতের সর্বোচ্চ আদালত সেই হিংসাকে ন্যায্য বলে শিলমোহর দিয়েছে।

New in Telugu

భారతదేశంలోని తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రంలో సమ్మె చేస్తున్న రవాణా కార్మికులపై పోలీసు హింస, 5,000 మందికి పైగా అరెస్టు

క్రాంతి కుమార, 11 నవంబర్ 2019

48,000 మంది తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ (ఆర్టీసీ) కార్మికులు ఐదు వారాలుగా సమ్మె చేస్తున్నారు. ఆ సమ్మెకు నాయకత్వం వహిస్తున్న కార్మిక ఐక్య కార్యాచరణ కమిటీ (జేఏసీ) నాయకులతో సహా 5,000 మందికి పైగా కార్మికులను శుక్రవారం తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం"ముందస్తు జాగ్రత్తగా అదుపులోకి" (“preventive custody”) తీసుకుంది.

New in Arabic

الأصول السياسية وتداعيات انشقاق اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة خلال 1982- 1986

By بقلم دافيد نورث, ٢ آب أغسطس ٢٠١٩

هذه محاضرة قدمها دافيد نورث في افتتاح المدرسة الصيفية لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في 21 يوليو/ تموز 2019 . نورث هو الرئيس الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية وهو رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية .

حمام الدم في بغداد

١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

ارتفع عدد القتلى في الاحتجاجات الجماهيرية التي هزت العراق خلال الأسابيع السبعة الماضية إلى أكثر من 330 ، مع ما يقدر بنحو خمسة عشر ألف جريح. واصل الشباب العراقيين التدفق إلى الشوارع في تحد للقمع العنيف للضغط على مطالبهم بالوظائف والمساواة الاجتماعية ووضع حد للنظام السياسي الفاسد الذي أوجده الاحتلال الأمريكي الذي أعقب الغزو الأمريكي الإجرامي عام 2003.

الولايات المتحدة تعلن أن المستوطنات الإسرائيلية لم تعد غير قانونية

By بقلم جين شاعول, ١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

أعلن وزير الخارجية مايك بومبيو يوم الاثنين أن الولايات المتحدة لم تعد تنظر إلى المستوطنات الإسرائيلية على الأراضي الفلسطينية التي تم الاستيلاء عليها خلال الحرب العربية الإسرائيلية عام 1967باعتبارها غير قانونية.

جنود إسرائيليون سابقون يقومون بجولة في الولايات المتحدة لإستنكار احتلال الأراضي الفلسطينية

By بقلم فريد مازليس, ١٢ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

تقوم مجموعة من الجنود الإسرائيليين السابقين في خضم جولة أمريكية للتحدث عن حقيقة الاحتلال الطويل الأمد للأراضي الفلسطينية. تم تنظيم الجولة ، التي بدأت في فيلادلفيا الأسبوع الماضي ، من قبل "كسر الصمت" ، وهي منظمة من الجنود المخضرمين الذين "أخذوا على عاتقهم تعريض الجمهور لواقع الحياة اليومية في الأراضي المحتلة".

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Perspective

The “Afghanistan papers”: The criminality and disaster of a war based upon lies

10 December 2019

The documents published by the Washington Post constitute a damning indictment of both major parties as well as the media for lying to the American people for two decades.

Earlier Perspectives »

Mehring Books

Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back?

By our reporter, 10 December 2019

The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.

Mehring Books Holiday Sale feature
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition—Translator’s Foreword

6 December 2019

During its Holiday Sale, Mehring Books is offering this volume at a sharply reduced price of $15 for the black and white version or $20 for the color version.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP holds final UK election meeting in London
“Our fight is for workers to base themselves on a socialist and internationalist perspective, one rooted in a profound concern for history and informed by its lessons”

By our reporters, 10 December 2019

Opening the rally, Thomas Scripps explained that one of the central pillars of the SEP’s election campaign is the fight to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

SEP (UK) candidate Chris Marsden speaks on Kashmir and Palestine at Sheffield mosque hustings

By our reporter, 7 December 2019

Marsden told the attentive audience, “Kashmir has been a terrible victim of the partition of India on religious and communal lines.”

“You are the luckiest generation in history because you have the opportunity to change the world”
Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

By our reporter, 18 November 2019

Socialist Equality Party stands in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

Commentary

The Dirty War on the National Health Service: John Pilger documentary “goes to the heart of the struggle for democracy today”

By Jean Shaoul, 10 December 2019

Pilger’s work is a deeply passionate appeal to working people in the UK to oppose the decades-long, covert assault on the NHS by all three major parties.

America’s torturers and their co-conspirators must be prosecuted

By Tom Carter, 9 December 2019

Five years after the release of the Senate report on CIA torture, the gruesome drawings contained in the Seton Hall Law School paper on “How America Tortures” are a powerful indictment of the entire US political establishment.

Seton Hall Law School report exposes new details of CIA torture program

By Kevin Reed, 6 December 2019

Former head of German Secret Service publishes fascist manifesto

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 7 December 2019

Maassen’s article contains a thinly-veiled call for building a fascist movement to crush working class opposition to social inequality and militarism.

Workers must adopt a socialist internationalist program to oppose Sri Lanka’s authoritarian, communalist Rajapakse regime

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 7 December 2019

Seattle schools propose race-centric “ethnomathematics” curriculum

By Kayla Costa and Nancy Hanover, 6 December 2019

Arts Review

Mariss Jansons, famed conductor, dead at 76

By Fred Mazelis, 10 December 2019

Jansons, who died November 30 at the age of 76, was one of the world’s greatest conductors, and at the same time one of the most beloved, by audiences and above all by the musicians he led.

Dark Waters: American capitalism poisons its population

By Joanne Laurier, 9 December 2019

Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters is a retelling of the nearly 20-year legal battle against the massive toxic chemical contamination of Parkersburg, West Virginia by the DuPont chemical company.

Right-wing hate campaign in Germany against Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke

By Bernd Reinhardt and Peter Schwarz, 9 December 2019

The tirades levelled against Handke resemble the rantings by criminals intent on covering up their own tracks.

On the centenary of the composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996)

By Clara Weiss, 6 December 2019

Opera singer Plácido Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment allegations

By David Walsh, 5 December 2019

Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables: French youth in revolt

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman: A gangster’s life and claims

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The Reiss Center at NYU’s Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party
Part 1: Obama’s national security apparatus in exile

By the New York University IYSSE, 10 December 2019

The Reiss Center embodies the convergence of the interests of finance capital, the Democratic Party and the military and intelligence apparatus.

IYSSE, student unions defend students in Germany against right-wing attacks

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.

Fund Appeal

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North appeals for support

The WSWS is launching its 2019-2020 New Year's fund appeal. Watch the appeal and donate today.

Workers Struggles

Ontario teachers plan new work stoppage
Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 December 2019

The walkout by Ontario public high school teachers and school support staff set for December 11 follows the first province-wide teachers strike held last week.

Thousands of Sri Lankan estate workers strike over workloads and wages

By M. Thevarajah and K. Kandipan, 5 December 2019

A socialist response to the global jobs massacre in the auto industry

UK: South West Rail workers begin month-long strike to defend jobs and conditions.

By Robert Stevens, 4 December 2019

Free Assange and Manning

UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer: “With censorship inevitably comes tyranny“

By Johannes Stern, 9 December 2019

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed Nils Melzer, who denounced the role of governments and the mainstream media in the persecution of Julian Assange and warned of the dangerous consequences of the erosion of democratic rights.

Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden condemns persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By Kevin Reed, 9 December 2019

Edward Snowden gave an interview via live video link to The Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm, in which he categorically defended WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: “If Julian is taken to that Devil’s Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost”

Meeting of Australian teachers passes resolutions in defence of Julian Assange

25 years ago: Yeltsin launches First Chechen War

On December 11, 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered troops into Chechnya, a province in the Caucuses that had been part of the Russian Federation but had declared independence in 1991 amidst the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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50 years ago: New fighting between Israel and Arab neighbors

Starting on December 9, 1969 a series of skirmishes on the borders of Israel’s occupied territories took place. The fighting continued the prolonged “War of Attrition” that had been fought mostly between Israel and Egypt for control over the economically important Suez Canal zone.

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75 years ago: Battle of Mindoro in the Philippines

On December 13, 1944, the US military launched an amphibious invasion of Mindoro, the seventh-largest island in the Philippines and a crucial launching base for further incursions into the country’s north.

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100 years ago: Seventh Congress of Soviets held in Petrograd

On December 9, 1919, the Seventh All-Russia Congress of Soviets of Workers, Peasants, Red Army and Working Cossack Deputies closed in Petrograd after four days of sessions.

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Science

Skin Deep, Journey in the Divisive Science of Race, by Gavin Evans

By Philip Guelpa, 9 December 2019

The overwhelming weight of scientific research demonstrates that “race” does not exist as a valid biological category, but is a social construct.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 2019

“When the Declaration says that all men are created equal, that is no myth”
An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 28 November 2019

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site

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

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

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Australian teenagers call for support for Julian Assange

Mueller probe accessed the Google account of Assange supporter Somerset Bean

By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2019

Halt the extradition of Julian Assange!
CIA spying on Assange’s lawyers exposes criminal operation against WikiLeaks founder

Protesters against London NATO summit speak in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 4 December 2019

Opposing NATO and Trump means fighting to free Julian Assange!

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Stop the US extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange! Free Assange and Manning!

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Book Review

A Warning: A manifesto of the pro-war “Resistance” in the American state

By Andre Damon, 4 December 2019

The book makes clear that the “Resistance” to Trump’s policies within the US government, which forms the basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, centers on claims that Trump is insufficiently aggressive in defending and expanding America’s imperial interests.

Obituary

On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)

By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2019

An understanding of Bukovsky’s life and role in politics over the past half century must be placed within the broader context of the development of the October Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist reaction against it.

The Socialist Equality Party Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan presidential election: Workers must prepare to fight moves towards police-state rule

By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2019

Vote for Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election! Rally to fight for international socialism!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

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History

David North introduces Turkish-language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky at Istanbul Book Fair

By our reporter, 11 November 2019

Mehring Yayıncılık announced the publication of five major works by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) at its Istanbul Book Fair stall, including two authored by David North.

Autoworkers Struggles

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

How Ford and the UAW plan to cut autoworkers’ health care

Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds

Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes new ICFI books for İstanbul Book Fair

By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019

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 Z. Rogovin, 30 August 2019

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

Featured Commentary

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

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

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

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