19 July 2019

Drug companies poured 76 billion opioid pills into US neighborhoods in just six years

By Genevieve Leigh, 19 July 2019

Newly released data shows that between 2006 and 2012, as the drug epidemic spiraled out of control, drug companies flooded the country with oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills.

Over 100,000 in Puerto Rico demand resignation of governor as protests continue

By Julio Patron, 19 July 2019

The protests demanding the ouster of the Governor of Puerto Rico are the culmination of years of austerity measures enacted by the Obama administration and enforced by the Puerto Rican government.

Protests erupt in Puerto Rico after leaked texts from governor reveal conspiracy to loot island

US stokes war danger in Middle East following alleged downing of Iranian drone

By Jordan Shilton, 19 July 2019

The regularity of incidents between the US and Iran underscores how great is the danger of a military conflagration in the region, which would quickly draw in the major powers and endanger the entire planet.

French intelligence strategy document warns of “insurrectional violence”

By Will Morrow, 19 July 2019

The “road map” establishes the target of France’s counterterrorism agencies as “subversive movements” and potential “insurrectional violence” in the population.

United Nations report finds global hunger on the rise for third year in row

By E.P. Milligan, 19 July 2019

The rise in hunger and food insecurity around the world is inextricably linked to the rise of social inequality, the outbreak of new wars and the disastrous effects of climate change.

US investigators identify 70 current and former immigration agents in far-right, racist Facebook groups

By Kevin Martinez, 19 July 2019

The announcement came after several Facebook groups connected to Customs and Border Protection agents were discovered to contain vulgar and sexually explicit posts.

Trump abolishes right to asylum on US southern border

As Trump launches immigration raids
Democrats back mass deportations

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

“International solidarity would give so much power back to the working class”
Chicago Ford worker discusses issues in 2019 contract fight

By Jessica Goldstein, 19 July 2019

An autoworker at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant raises demands and supports the Autoworker Newsletter’s call for an international strategy to fight the global attack on autoworkers.

Wall Street Journal warns job threats might not prevent rebellion by autoworkers

As auto talks begin, UAW and companies conspire to enforce new wave of concessions on workers

More on autoworkers struggles »

Trade union sells out Walmart strike in Chile

By Andrea Lobo, 19 July 2019

The SIL union unilaterally imposed an agreement which achieved none of workers’ demands.

Thousands protest in central China against proposed waste incinerator

By Robert Campion, 19 July 2019

The Wuhan protests are an expression of the growing social discontent throughout China, occurring at the same time as the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong.

After three-month cover-up, investigation into police assault of “yellow vest” Geneviève Legay transferred to Lyon

By Francis Dubois, 19 July 2019

The police assault on the septuagenarian in Nice is part of the erection of a police state by the government of the financial aristocracy headed by Macron.

German Christian Democrat leader Kramp-Karrenbauer to become new defence minister

By Ulrich Rippert, 19 July 2019

The decision part of a shift to the right characterised by a vast programme of military rearmament.

Gulf between wealthy and poor widening in Australia

By Mike Head, 19 July 2019

Successive governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, have enriched the corporate elite at the expense of the working class.

New in German

Amerikas politische Gefangene:
Die Rachekampagne gegen Chelsea Manning

Niles Niemuth, 19. Juli 2019

Die täglich fälligen Bußgelder, die gegen Manning verhängt wurden, weil sie die Aussage gegen Julian Assange verweigerte, haben sich am Dienstag verdoppelt. Dadurch droht der mutigen Whistleblowerin die persönliche Zahlungsunfähigkeit. Manning sitzt seit ihrer Verhaftung vor über 4 Monaten hinter Gittern.

Trump lobt Demokraten und hetzt auf Wahlveranstaltung gegen Kongressabgeordnete

Eric London, 19. Juli 2019

Trump setzte seine faschistische Kampagne gegen den Sozialismus fort und attackierte Kongressabgeordnete als „Linksextremisten, die alles ablehnen, wofür unsere Nation steht“.

Trump-Sprecherin fragt jüdischen Reporter: „Was ist dein ethnischer Hintergrund?“

Patrick Martin, 19. Juli 2019

Der Ausbruch von Kellyanne Conway vermittelt einen Einblick in die faschistische Atmosphäre im Weißen Haus. Die Neonazis sind begeistert.

Bei Opel werden weitere 1100 Stellen abgebaut

Marianne Arens, 19. Juli 2019

Nach Art der „Salamitaktik“ führen Opel-Vorstand und Betriebsrat immer neue Angriffe auf die Arbeitsplätze und Löhne der Autoarbeiter.

New in Norwegian

Den hevngjerrige kampanjen mot Chelsea Manning, Amerikas politiske fange

Niles Niemuth, 19. juli 2019

Dagsbøtene pålagt Manning for å nekte å vitne mot Julian Assange ble doblet på tirsdag, og truer den modige varsleren med personlig konkurs. Hun har nå vært fengslet i mer enn fire måneder.

Kampanjesamling in Nord-Carolina
Trump roser Det demokratiske parti og fordømmer kongresskvinner, mens mengden skriker: «Send henne tilbake!»

Eric London, 19. juli 2019

I videreføringen av sin fascistiske kampanje mot sosialisme fordømte Trump «venstreorienterte ekstremister som avviser alt som vår nasjon står for».

Trump-medarbeider forlanger av jødisk reporter: «Hva er din etnisitet?»

Patrick Martin, 19. juli 2019

Kellyanne Conways utbrudd, som har blitt hyllet av nynazistgrupper, gir et glimt av det fascistiske klimaet innen Trumps indre krets.

Protester bryter ut på Puerto Rico etter guvernørens lekkede tekster avslører komplott for plyndring av øya

Julio Patron, 19. juli 2019

Tekstene spenner fra det barnslige og respektløse til gangsterlignende vitser om dødsfallene fra orkanen Maria, som: «Har ikke vi noen kadavre for å mate kråkene våre?»

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Rassemblement de campagne en Caroline du Nord
Trump félicite le Parti démocrate sur la question de la destitution et dénonce les représentantes du Congrès sur fond de hurlements de la foule, «Renvoyez-la!»

Eric London, 19 juillet 2019

Dans la lignée de sa compagne fascisante contre le socialisme, Trump a dénoncé «les extrémistes de gauche qui rejettent tout ce que notre nation représente».

La campagne vindicative contre Chelsea Manning, prisonnière politique américaine

Niles Niemuth, 19 juillet 2019

Les amendes quotidiennes infligées à Manning pour avoir refusé de témoigner contre Julian Assange ont doublé mardi, menaçant la courageuse lanceuse d’alerte d’une faillite personnelle. Elle est emprisonnée depuis plus de quatre mois.

L'Union européenne étend sa guerre contre les réfugiés

Marianne Arens, 19 juillet 2019

Alors que la colère grandit face au nombre de réfugiés qui meurent en Méditerranée, les politiciens de l'UE exigent des opérations militaires en Libye.

Les candidats démocrates à la présidence: une évaluation socialiste
Elizabeth Warren adopte une politique économique nationaliste alignée sur celle de Donald Trump

Patrick Martin, 19 juillet 2019

Malgré son image publique de représentante de l’aile «gauche» du Parti démocrate, Warren est une partisane ultra-consciente du capitalisme et qui se déclare comme telle

Les travailleurs forestiers de la Colombie-Britannique entament leur troisième semaine de grève

Jean LaChance, 19 juillet 2019

Le syndicat est déterminé à isoler les travailleurs et à négocier un compromis pourri avec la direction de Western Forest Products.

Deuxième partie: stalinisme, communisme et antisémitisme
Un spectre hante l'Europe: le mythe du judéo-bolchevisme, de Paul Hanebrink

Clara Weiss, 19 juillet 2019

La fausse équation faite par Hanebrink entre stalinisme et communisme mène, dans sa discussion sur la réémergence de l'antisémitisme en Europe de l'Est après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale et dans le monde aujourd'hui, à une omission importante et trompeuse.

New in Turkish

Almanya Savunma Bakanı, AB Komisyonu Başkanı oluyor

Peter Schwarz, 18 Temmuz 2019

Von der Leyen’in AB Komisyonu Başkanlığı’na seçilmesi, Avrupa egemen sınıfının daha fazla sağa kaydığına işaret etmektedir.

New in Russian

Постскриптум к конференции о Троцком на Кубе

Билл Вэн Оукен, 18 июля 2019 г.

В интервью паблоистскому изданию организатор конференции признал ее открыто антитроцкистский характер.

New in Spanish

La campaña vengativa contra Chelsea Manning, la presa política de Estados Unidos

Niles Niemuth, 19 julio 2019

Las multas diarias contra Manning por rehusarse a rendir testimonio contra Julian Assange se duplicaron el martes, amenazando a la valiente denunciante con la quiebra personal. Lleva más de cuatro meses tras las rejas.

Una asistenta de Trump le pregunta a un reportero judío: “¿Cuál es su origen étnico?”

Patrick Martin, 19 julio 2019

El arrebato de Kellyanne Conway, que ha sido aclamado por grupos neonazis, deja entrever el clima de tipo fascista que hay en el círculo íntimo de Trump.

Mitin de campaña en Carolina del Norte
Trump elogia al Partido Demócrata respecto a juicio político, denuncia a congresistas mientras la multitud grita: “¡Envíenlas de vuelta!”

Eric London, 19 julio 2019

El libro de Hanebrink se centra en examinar la relación entre el miedo al “espectro del comunismo” cerniéndose sobre Europa, al cual Marx y Engels famosamente aludieron en el Manifiesto Comunista de 1847, y el antisemitismo.

Protestas en Puerto Rico tras revelación de mensajes del gobernador sobre conspiración para saquear la isla

Julio Patron, 19 julio 2019

Los textos pasan de ser chistes infantiles y profanos a gansteriles sobre la cifra de muertes por el huracán María como, “¿No tenemos algún cadáver para alimentar a nuestros cuervos?”.

New in Portuguese

A estratégia fascista de Donald Trump

Eric London, 19 Julho 2019

Trump está agindo de acordo com uma deliberada estratégia política elaborada pelos cérebros fascistas da Casa Branca.

New in Arabic

احتجاجات السترات الصفراء فيفرنسا والانبعاث الشامل للصراع الطبقي.

آليكس لانتييه, ٨ أيار مايو ٢٠١٩

في يوم السبت الواقع في 4 مايو نظمت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة الملتقى الافتراضي الدولي للاحتفال بيوم الأول من مايو وهو الملتقى السادس الذي تنظمه اللجنة الدولية وهي الحركة التروتسكية العالمية. وفي ما يلي كلمة السكرتير الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في فرنسا.

New in Bengali

প্রবল সাম্প্রদায়িক মোদি ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী হিসাবে দ্বিতীয়বার শপথ নিলেন

দীপাল জয়শেখারা, ১ জুন ২০১৯

বৃহস্পতিবার হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি)-র নরেন্দ্র মোদি দ্বিতীয়বার ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রীর পদে আনুষ্ঠানিক শপথ গ্রহণ করেন। ভারতের রাষ্ট্রপতি রামনাথ কোবিন্দ প্রধানমন্ত্রী ছাড়াও আরও ৫৭ জন মন্ত্রী - যাদের মধ্যে ৪ জন বাদে সবাই বিজেপি-র - যারা মোদির নেতৃত্বাধীন বিজেপি-র জাতীয় গণতান্ত্রিক জোট বা এন-ডি-এ সরকারে দায়িত্ব পালন করবেন, তাদের সকলের শপথ গ্রহণও পরিচালনা করেন ভারতের রাষ্ট্রপতি রামনাথ কোবিন্দ।

New in Hindi

जूलियन असांज को अमेरिका प्रत्यर्पण से रोकने के लिए एक विश्वव्यापी आंदोलन के हित में
उनके स्वतंत्रता को सुरक्षित रखने के लिए एक वैश्विक रक्षा समिति के गठन!

विश्व समाजवादी वेब-साइट के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संपादकीय बोर्ड का बयान, २० जून २०१९

विश्व समाजवादी वेब-साइट और समाजवादी समानता दल, जो फोर्थ इंटरनेशनल के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय समिति से संबद्धयुक्त है, एक सार्वत्रिक आंदोलन के लिए एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय आह्वान कर रहे है, जो संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका में विकीलीक्स के संस्थापक जूलियन असांज के प्रत्यर्पण को रोकने और व्हिसलब्लोअर चेल्सी मैनिंग की स्वतंत्रता सुरक्षित करने के लिए है।

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Perspective

Trump appeals to Democratic establishment and attacks the left

19 July 2019

Trump’s praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.

Earlier Perspectives »

The 2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Kamala Harris: Law-and-order with a dose of identity politics

By Dan Conway, 19 July 2019

At heart, Harris is a ruthless servant of US imperialism who seeks to conceal her right-wing politics with hollow social demagogy and references to her gender and racial identity.

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Pete Buttigieg: The made-to-order political “outsider”

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump

Commentary

A blow to the #MeToo sexual witch-hunt: The ignominious collapse of the case against actor Kevin Spacey

By David Walsh, 19 July 2019

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe in Massachusetts announced Wednesday that his office was dropping its sexual assault case against Spacey.

Socialism 2019: The ex-International Socialist Organization embraces the Democratic Party

By Alexander Fangmann, 19 July 2019

Amid Trump’s threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.

Amazon Web Services and Northern Virginia Community College launch courses to train US Marines

By Nick Barrickman, 17 July 2019

A postscript on Trotsky conference in Cuba

By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2019

Cuba conference tailors Trotsky to the politics of bourgeois nationalism

Workers Struggles

UK London airports to be hit by strikes; unofficial go-slow at South African ports; Zimbabwe public sector strike threat
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

19 July 2019

Some 4,000 staff at London’s Heathrow airport are set for six days of strikes while workers in at South African ports face a court ban on their job action and public workers in Zimbabwe are preparing to launch nationwide walkout over pay.

British Columbia forestry workers strike enters third week

By Jean LaChance, 17 July 2019

Nurse shortages persist after UAW sellout of Mercy Health St. Vincent strike

By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2019

Amazon workers internationally protest against conditions on Prime Day

By Kayla Costa, 16 July 2019

Amazon’s 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation

More on Amazon »

Free Assange and Manning

The vindictive campaign against Chelsea Manning, America’s political prisoner

By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2019

Indian Trotskyists to hold “Free Julian Assange” rallies in Chennai and Kolkata

19 July 2019

Rallies in two of India’s biggest cities will take forward the call issued by the World Socialist Web Site international editorial board for the formation of a Global Defence Committee.

National strike against Ecuadorian government demands Assange’s freedom

By Andrea Lobo, 17 July 2019

CNN peddles intelligence agencies’ lies against Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 July 2019

The Assange precedent: Journalists in Britain threatened with Official Secrets Act

Australian government seeking to prosecute journalists over exposure of war crimes

SEG (New Zealand) holds rally in defence of Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 16 July 2019

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Beanpole (Dylda): Disturbing scenes of postwar Soviet life

By Clara Weiss, 17 July 2019

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE wins seat in student parliament at Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany

By the IYSSE group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 16 July 2019

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Socialist Equality Party Canada

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 July 2019

To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.

Canada’s Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine

25 years ago: Synagogue bombing kills 85 in Argentina

In the worst terrorist attack in the history of Argentina, a bomb blast on July 18, 1994, killed at least 85 people.

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50 years ago: Mary Jo Kopechne killed in accident at Chappaquiddick

After leaving a party on the night of July 18, 1969, on Chappaquiddick Island off the coast of Massachusetts, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy drove his car off a bridge and into the water, resulting in the death of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

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75 years ago: Hitler escapes assassination attempt by military officers

On July 20, 1944, German military officers unsuccessfully sought to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler as part of a failed attempt to overthrow his regime.

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100 years ago: Woodrow Wilson begins campaign for US ratification of Treaty of Versailles

On July 16, 1919, American President Woodrow Wilson invited 15 leading Republican senators to the White House for a series of discussions on the Treaty of Versailles and the establishment of the League of Nations, which many of them opposed.

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Book Review

Part 1: Counter-revolution and anti-Semitism
Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2019

Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism

History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meetings review political lessons of Australia’s federal election

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

Australian workers and youth discuss SEP election campaign

By our reporters, 6 July 2019

Fund Appeal

International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.