24 January 2019

Matamoros strike set to expand as ruling class boosts unions

By Eric London and Andrea Lobo, 24 January 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has intervened on behalf of the corporations to call on the unions take “control” of the situation.

“I want the working class, the class that drives society, to fight for a better life”
Matamoros, Mexico maquiladora worker speaks out

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 24 January 2019

Miguel described working conditions and social services that are common to workers all around the world.

Amid growing calls by workers for an international struggle
Companies, union appeal for federal intervention against strike in Matamoros

Thousands of striking Matamoros, Mexico workers march to border to appeal to US workers

Virginia and Denver teachers set to strike as educators struggles continue to spread

By Shelley Connor and Nancy Hanover, 24 January 2019

Teachers are entering into struggle after decades of bipartisan defunding of public schools, accompanied by the promotion of privatization and charter schools.

An Oklahoma teacher speaks on the Los Angeles educators strike

More on teachers' struggles »

Trump accepts delay in State of the Union speech

By Patrick Martin, 24 January 2019

The traditional rituals of the US political system are collapsing under the impact of the mounting conflict within the ruling elite.

“I think we should take action like the L.A. teachers”
Federal workers and contractors demand action to end shutdown as second missed payday approaches

By our reporters, 24 January 2019

WSWS reporters spoke to workers Wednesday at a rally in Washington, D.C. and hiring event in Fairfax, Virginia.

The way forward for US government workers in the fight against the shutdown

US government shutdown enters second month

Democrats reject Trump proposal to fund border wall and end US government shutdown

More on the Trump presidency »

Julian Assange issues “urgent” legal challenge against US extradition plans

By Mike Head, 24 January 2019

The WikiLeaks founder is seeking to block a concerted operation to terminate his political asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy.

China-US rifts widen on eve of trade talks

By Nick Beams, 24 January 2019

The top-level meeting will be crucial in determining whether the US proceeds to impose a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods when the March 1 deadline for negotiations expires.

“Rather than strike, the union sold us out”
UPS workers in Rockford continue to speak out against sellout contract

By George Marlowe, 24 January 2019

Workers in the economically depressed Midwestern city of Rockford, Illinois, are seething with anger at the sellout contract imposed upon them by the Teamsters.

Shopko retail chain files for bankruptcy, 105 stores across US to close

By Jacob Crosse, 24 January 2019

After decades of loyal service Shopko employees are to be laid off and their pensions raided so that wealthy executives can reap millions of dollars in bonuses and fees.

Ontario guts financial aid for low-income students

By Roger Jordan, 24 January 2019

Outraged students have called a rally in Toronto tomorrow to protest the gutting of student aid—the latest volley in the Ford government’s war on the working class.

UK: More troubling questions emerge in the Skripal case

By Robert Stevens, 24 January 2019

Nothing has been heard from the Skripals since they were spirited out of hospital months ago in a military-type operation and taken to a secret location.

Australia: BlueScope steelworkers vote to strike at Port Kembla

By Oscar Grenfell, 24 January 2019

The Australian Workers Union is trying to isolate the workers and impose a sell-out enterprise agreement.

Lawsuits against Australian government reveal horror in refugee camp

By Max Newman, 24 January 2019

Former Manus Island detention centre security staff members have filed cases alleging physical and psychological harm.

New in Spanish

El camino a seguir para los trabajadores gubernamentales de EUA en la lucha contra el cierre

Por Niles Niemuth, 24 enero 2019

Se está expandiendo el enojo de los trabajadores gubernamentales que sufren un cierre patronal o están siendo obligados a trabajar sin paga, pero ni el AFL-CIO ni los sindicatos del sector público han solicitado una acción independiente de los trabajadores para combatir el cierre.

Alemania y Francia refuerzan alianza militar y policial con el tratado de Aquisgrán

Por Alex Lantier, 24 enero 2019

El tratado apunta a construir un eje franco-alemán como el centro de una Unión Europea que rivaliza militarmente con Estados Unidos y planea la represión de los trabajadores en toda Europa.

A dos años de la administración de Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 24 enero 2019

El conflicto en Washington es entre diferentes facciones de derecha de la clase dominante. La única oposición progresista a Trump proviene de la clase obrera.

Los “chalecos amarillos” franceses intensifican las protestas al comenzar el “debate nacional” de Macron

Por Antonio Torres, 24 enero 2019

Rechazando la trampa del “gran debate nacional” por Macron que comenzó esta semana, los manifestantes del "chaleco amarillo" se movilizaron en gran número este sábado.

España: El gobierno del PSOE arresta a activistas catalanes

Por Alejandro López, 24 enero 2019

Como si fuera una operación antiterrorista, policías de civil con pasamontañas se abalanzaron hacia los individuos y se los llevaron en coches sin matrícula.

Las conversaciones secretas entre el sindicato, el distrito escolar y el alcalde provocaron indignación entre los maestros de Los Ángeles

Por Jerry White y Dan Conway, 24 enero 2019

A medida que la huelga de 33,000 maestros de Los Ángeles entra en su segunda semana, las sospechas están creciendo que los Maestros Unidos los Ángeles (UTLA) se está preparando para aceptar un compromiso podrido.

La huelga de Matamoros se expande mientras la clase dominante promueve a los sindicatos

Por Eric London y Andrea Lobo, 24 enero 2019

El presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador ha intervenido para pedir a los sindicatos que tomen el "control" de la situación.

Entre más llamados de trabajadores a una lucha internacional
Las empresas, el sindicato piden una intervención federal contra la huelga en Matamoros

Por nuestros reporteros, 24 enero 2019

La burguesía busca desesperadamente prevenir que millones de trabajadores en el resto de México e internacionalmente adopten el ejemplo de Matamoros.

Según se intensifican las amenazas de un golpe de Estado en Venezuela, Maduro le pide a Trump dialogar

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 enero 2019

Los agentes de seguridad e inteligencia venezolanos suprimieron una revuelta abortada por una unidad de la Guardia Nacional en las primeras horas del lunes, provocando protestas.

New in Turkish

Mehring Books’tan yeni kitap
Troçkist Harekete Sızan FBI ve GPU Ajanları

Mehring Books, 24 Ocak 2019

Kitap, Stalinist GPU’nun Lev Troçki suikastını nasıl gerçekleştirdiğini ve FBI’ın İkinci Dünya Savaşı’ndan sonra Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Amerika şubesine sızmasını nasıl derinleştirdiğini ortaya koyuyor.

New in French

Alors que de plus en plus de travailleurs appellent à une lutte internationale
Les entreprises et les syndicats demandent une intervention fédérale contre la grève à Matamoros

Nos journalistes, 24 janvier 2019

La classe dirigeante veut désespérément empêcher que des millions de travailleurs dans le reste du Mexique et sur la scène internationale suivent l'exemple de Matamoros.

La voie à suivre pour les employés du gouvernement américain dans la lutte contre le « shutdown »

Niles Niemuth, 24 janvier 2019

La colère des employés du gouvernement américain lock-outés ou obligés de travailler sans rémunération s’accroît mais ni la Fédération syndicale AFL-CIO, ni le syndicat des employés n’ont appelé à leur mobilisation pour combattre le « shutdown »

New in German

Der Weg vorwärts für die Beschäftigten der US-Regierung im Kampf gegen den Shutdown

Niles Niemuth, 24. Januar 2019

Obwohl die Wut der Arbeiter wächst, die aufgrund des US-Shutdowns im Zwangsurlaub sind oder unbezahlt arbeiten müssen, haben die Gewerkschaften nicht zu Arbeitskämpfen aufgerufen.

Zum Start von Macrons „nationaler Debatte“ intensivieren die Gelbwesten ihre Proteste

Anthony Torres, 24. Januar 2019

Die Gelbwesten haben Macrons Angebot einer „großen nationalen Debatte“ abgelehnt und stattdessen am letzten Samstag erneut große Demonstrationen organisiert.

Wahlabschlussveranstaltung der IYSSE an der Humboldt- Universität Berlin
Wie kann der Aufstieg der extremen Rechten gestoppt werden?

unseren Reportern, 24. Januar 2019

Über 50 Studierende und junge Arbeiter nahmen am Dienstag an der Abschlussveranstaltung der IYSSE zur Wahl des Studierendenparlaments an der Humboldt-Universität teil.

Wissenschaft und soziale Krise im Jahr 2019

Bryan Dyne, 24. Januar 2019

Während der Kapitalismus die Menschheit in Krieg und Barbarei stürzt, lassen bahnbrechende wissenschaftliche Fortschritte das Potenzial einer progressiven Entwicklung der Menschheit erkennen.

Loveparade Duisburg: Landgericht schlägt Prozess-Einstellung vor

Elisabeth Zimmermann und Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 24. Januar 2019

Letzte Woche hat der Vorsitzende Richter des Landgerichts Duisburg allen Beteiligten im Loveparade-Prozess vorgeschlagen, das Verfahren ohne Urteil zu beenden. Die Hinterbliebenen der 21 Todesopfer sind schockiert.

New in Russian

Стратегия интернациональной классовой борьбы и политическая борьба с капиталистической реакции в 2019 году

Джеймс Коган и Джозеф Кишор и Дэвид Норт, 23 января 2019 г.

2019 год начинается в условиях взрывного наложения геополитического, экономического и социального кризиса. По всему миру правящий класс поворачивает в сторону ультраправых и неофашистских политиков и организаций для защиты капиталистической системы. Угроза диктатуры и войны может быть остановлена только путем политической мобилизации рабочего класса на основе интернациональной социалистической стратегии.

New in Norwegian

Titusenvis av streikende arbeidere i Matamoros i Mexico marsjerer til grensa for å appellere til amerikanske arbeidere

Alex González, 23. januar 2019

Arbeidere samlet seg ved grenseovergangen mellom Matamoros i Mexico og Brownsville i Texas, USA for å appellere om internasjonal støtte.

Mens globale eliter samles i Davos
Oxfam: 26 milliardærer kontrollerer like mye rikdom som den fattigste halvparten av menneskene

Nick Beams, 23. januar 2019

Den britisk-baserte veldedighetsorganisasjonen Oxfam International rapporterer at verdens milliardærers formuer vokste med $ 900 milliarder i fjor, en økning på 12 prosent, mens 3,8 milliarder mennesker – halvparten av verdens befolkning – så sin fellesformue reduseres med 11 prosent.

Med voksende trusler om kupp bønnfaller Maduro Trump om dialog

Bill Van Auken, 23. januar 2019

I morgentimene på mandag undertrykte venezuelanske sikkerhets- og etterretningsagenter et kuppforsøk av en enhet fra Nasjonalgarden, og utløste gateprotester.

De franske «gule vestene» stepper opp sine protester samtidig som Macrons «store nasjonaldebatt» innledes

Anthony Torres, 23. januar 2019

Der de forkastet Macrons tilbud fra forrige uke om en «stor nasjonaldebatt», mobiliserte «de gule vestene» i store mengder for siste lørdagens protester.

Rapport til Davos-møtet peker på den globale kapitalismens tilspissende motsetninger

Nick Beams, 23. januar 2019

Globale eliter samles og WEF-president Børge Brende gjør oppmerksom på voksende internasjonal klassekamp og stadig mer utbredt «sosialt sinne».

New in Hindi

सामाजिक विनाश और उन्नति रोधक राजनीतिक चालों से निबटने के लिए भारतीय श्रमिकों को क्रांतिकारी समाजवादी कार्यक्रम की ज़रूरत

दीपल जयसेकरा एवं कीथ जोन्स द्वारा, ८ जनवरी २०१९

वर्ल्ड सोशलिस्ट वेब साइट भाजपा सरकार से टक्कर लेने के लिए श्रमिकों द्वारा किसी भी जोखिम जैसे वित्तीय बलिदान और यहां तक कि गोलीबारी का सामना करने को भी तैयार रहने के दृढ़ निश्चय का स्वागत करती है।

New in Bengali

শ্রীলঙ্কার সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টির অর্ধশতবর্ষ
শ্রমিক শ্রেণীকে আন্তর্জাতিক সমাজতন্ত্র ও বৈপ্লবিক নেতৃত্বের অস্ত্র দিয়ে সজ্জিত করে তোলো!

১৬ জুন ২০১৮

চতুর্থ আন্তর্জাতিকের আন্তর্জাতিক কমিটির শ্রীলঙ্কার শাখার নাম সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি (এস্‌-ই-পি)। আজ শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর রাজনৈতিক স্বাধীনতার এবং বিশ্ব সমাজতান্ত্রিক বিপ্লবের লড়াইয়ে এস্‌-ই-পি ৫০ বছর পূর্ণ করল। কলম্বোতে ১৯৬৮ খৃষ্টাব্দের ১৬-১৭ই জুন একটি সভায় দলটি রেভলিশনারি কমিউনিস্ট লিগ (আর-সি-এল্‌) হিসাবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছিল। আই-সি-এফ্-আই-এর অন্যান্য বিভাগের সঙ্গে আর-সি-এল্‌-ও ১৯৯৬ সালে এস্‌-ই-পি-তে রূপান্তরিত হয়।

New in Arabic

أصول ونتائج التحقيق الأمني الذي قامت به الأممية الرابعة

١٣ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٨

تجدون فيما يلي نص وتسجيل لمحاضرة ألقاها إريك لندن في مدينة ديترويت في ولاية ميتشيغان وفيها استعراض للتحقيق الضخم الذي أجرته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة تحت عنوان الأمن والأممية الرابعة.

New in Urdu

سرمایہ دارانہ حکمرانی کا عالمی بحران اور سوشلسٹ انقلاب کی حکمت عملی

جوزف کشوور

قومی خصوصیات خواہ کچھ بھی ہو ں، طبقاتی حکمرانی کا سیاسی بحران ہر ملک میں یکساں عالمگیر پروسس کی وجہ ہے

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Perspective

Washington engineers right-wing coup in Venezuela

24 January 2019

The backing by governments in Latin America and internationally for the US-orchestrated coup attempt are part of a global drive toward the right and dictatorship.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Warsaw Ghetto archive on the screen

By Clara Weiss, 24 January 2019

Roberta Grossman’s film is an important contribution to a wider discussion about the significance of historical truth in the struggle against fascism.

February 9 demonstration against GM plant closings

No layoffs! No concessions!
Autoworkers call for demonstration February 9 to fight GM plant closings

By Jerry White, 12 January 2019

IYSSE

Final IYSSE election meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin
How can the rise of the far-right be stopped?

By our reporters, 24 January 2019

More than 50 students and young workers participated in the IYSSE’s final meeting in its campaign for the student parliament election at Humboldt University.

Commentary

The Matamoros auto strike and internet censorship

By Andre Damon, 24 January 2019

The ongoing strike by over 70,000 workers in Matamoros, Mexico has been met with a media blackout by the major print and broadcast outlets.

Two years of the Trump administration

By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2019

Trump at the Rubicon

Detroit auto show protest over GM plant closings
DSA and pseudo-left provide cover for the UAW, Democrats

More on the Trump presidency »

The Brexit crisis and the struggle for socialism

By Chris Marsden, 23 January 2019

Germany, France step up military, police alliance with Aachen treaty

By Alex Lantier, 23 January 2019

As global elites gather at Davos
Oxfam: 26 billionaires control as much wealth as poorest half of humanity

By Nick Beams, 22 January 2019

The Strategy of International Class Struggle and the Political Fight Against Capitalist Reaction in 2019

By James Cogan, Joseph Kishore and David North, 3 January 2019

The year 2019 begins amidst the explosive interaction of geopolitical, economic and social crises. All over the world the ruling class is turning to ultra-right and neo-fascist politicians and organizations to defend the capitalist system. The threat of dictatorship and war can be defeated only through the political mobilization of the working class on the basis of an international socialist strategy.

The global class struggle in 2019

By Joseph Kishore, 16 January 2019

One hundred years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

By Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2019

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

Autoworkers Struggles

Ford workers at Bridgend in Wales facing 1,000 job losses

By Barry Mason, 21 January 2019

Fight the Ford layoffs! Build rank-and-file committees to unite autoworkers across Europe!

More on autoworkers issues »

Workers Struggles

“We’re the ones doing the work, moving the packages and moving the world”
Rockford, Illinois UPS workers outraged by sellout Teamsters contract

By George Marlowe, 21 January 2019

Seven-month National Grid lockout ends with USW-backed concessions

By John Marion, 21 January 2019

“Amazon is really cold-hearted to its workers”
Injured Amazon worker forced to work to avoid being fired

Ironworker killed at Amazon construction site in California

More on Amazon »

25 years ago: Framed Greyhound striker Roger Cawthra enters plea

On January 21, 1994, Roger Cawthra, a Greyhound bus driver framed up for shooting at a scab driver during the 1990 Greyhound strike, entered an Alford plea (essentially no-contest) in Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut.

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50 years ago: State of emergency declared in Spain

On January 24, 1969, Francisco Franco, Spain’s fascist dictator since 1939, declared a state of emergency that suspended civil rights in the country.

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75 years ago: Allied forces stage landings at Anzio

On January 22, 1944, Allied forces under the command of British General John Lucas began amphibious landings near the city of Anzio in Italy.

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100 years ago: Workers in Glasgow, Scotland begin general strike

On January 27, 1919, 40,000 workers in Glasgow struck, demanding a reduction in the workweek from 47 hours to 40 hours.

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The Fight Against Postmodernism

Widespread student support for beleaguered professor Peter Boghossian

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Portland State University, 17 January 2019

Portland State University threatens to fire Peter Boghossian for authoring “Grievance Studies” hoax

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

The fight against historical falsification

Right-wing Humboldt University Professor Jorg Baberowski threatens students

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019

Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
Successful start for IYSSE election campaign at Berlin’s Humboldt University

History

New study finds up to 15,000 Jews killed each day at peak of Holocaust

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2019

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Socialist Equality Party takes legal action against surveillance by German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019

Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution. The text of the letter is published here.

Obituary

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 2 January 2019

Halil Celik, founder and leader of the Sosyalist Eşitlik group, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died on December 31, 2018 following a serious illness.

Science

Scientific breakthrough promises to increase agricultural productivity by 40 percent

By Philip Guelpa and Thomas H. Douglass, 9 January 2019

ICFI meeting announcement

Indian Trotskyists in Kolkata to celebrate 80 years of the Fourth International

7 January 2019

The Kolkata meeting will review the essential political lessons of the protracted struggle of the Fourth International and their relevance to the fight for socialist internationalism today.

International Committee of the Fourth International

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 11 December 2018

80th anniversary of the Fourth International celebrated in Melbourne with public lecture

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

By David North, 9 October 2018

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

Book Review

Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: The ISO discovers its muse—the CIA

By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018

Rohini Hensman’s book, issued by the International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) Haymarket Books publishing house, is an endorsement of imperialist war.

Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

Socialist Equality Party

Resolution of the SEP (UK) Fourth National Congress
The resurgence of the class struggle and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 December 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, which was held October 27-30, 2018.