17 February 2020

US threatens Europe over Huawei at Munich Security Conference

By Andre Damon, 17 February 2020

After the UK, France and Germany announced they would not ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from their networks, US officials sought to threaten their NATO allies into changing course.

German President Steinmeier calls for German-European great power politics at Munich conference

By Johannes Stern, 17 February 2020

In his opening speech at this year’s Munich Security Conference, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) stressed that the ruling class in Germany is determined to promote the return of militarism by all means.

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2020

Many of the YIVO library’s 400,000 books, newspapers and documents have been rescued from Nazi barbarism, and are indispensable for the study of European Jewish history before the Second World War, the Holocaust and the pre-war revolutionary movement of the Eastern European working class.

Germany’s Left Party appeals for cooperation with Christian Democrats and Free Democratic Party in Thuringia

By Peter Schwarz, 17 February 2020

Although it was the target of the AfD in Thuringia, the Left Party has responded with evasions, concealing the truth, appeasement, and stretching out the hand of cooperation to the CDU and FDP.

Eurozone growth slows to lowest level in seven years

By Nick Beams, 17 February 2020

The chief driving force of the downturn is the fall in industrial production, with Eurostat reporting last week that output fell 2.1 percent in December, bringing the total decline for the year to 4.1 percent.

Australian media maintains an unconscionable blackout on the case of Julian Assange

By James Cogan, 17 February 2020

Meetings should be convened by the staff of every media organisation and resolutions adopted opposing Assange’s extradition and insisting that his case is accurately and honestly reported.

Alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Joshua Schulte on trial in New York

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Canada: Native protests continue to cripple rail network

By Roger Jordan, 17 February 2020

Big business and much of the corporate media are demanding that the Trudeau government ensure speedy resumption of full rail service and “uphold the rule of law”—i.e. order police to violently intervene to dismantle the native barricades.

Student climate change protests across the UK
“Governments are putting profits before people”

By our reporters, 17 February 2020

Manchester protester: “When it comes to politics and elections, you vote for one side and you vote for the other side but there’s the same puppet master pulling the strings.”

Renault announces “no taboos” cuts as planned layoffs in auto industry exceed 100,000

By Tom Hall, 17 February 2020

The phrasing of Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos’ statement recalls the incendiary speech last month by Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, who pledged to slaughter “sacred cows” as the company pursued tens of thousands of layoffs.

Judge rules in favor of Amazon, halts work on JEDI contract by Microsoft

By Kevin Reed, 17 February 2020

The decision by a federal judge to grant Amazon’s request is an indication of bitter conflict within the ruling establishment.

Las Vegas anti-homeless ordinance enforcement begins

By Jacob Crosse, 17 February 2020

Passed by the Las Vegas, Nevada, city council in November, the ordinance makes it a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, for “sleeping or camping” in a public space.

Peruvian students protest threatened shutdown of private universities

By Cesar Uco, 17 February 2020

Thirty-nine private universities and two graduate schools failed to meet basic educational standards, threatening 166,000 students with being thrown in the street.

Sri Lankan government prepares to privatise Kahatagaha graphite mines

By Naveen Dewage, 17 February 2020

Kahatagaha mine workers will face management demands for increased production and job cuts to make the company profitable.

Geo-political conflicts overshadow Vanuatu election

By John Braddock, 17 February 2020

Next month’s election will take place amid deepening tensions across the Pacific as Washington and its allies ramp up preparations for war with China.

14 February 2020

White House orders militarized border patrol unit to carry out raids in “sanctuary cities”

By Andre Damon, 15 February 2020

Trump pledges to veto war powers resolution, uses Pentagon funds to build border wall

Trump continues post-impeachment power grab with Roger Stone intervention

More on the Trump presidency »

Sanders surge in poll sparks backlash in Democratic establishment

By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2020

Sanders wins three-way contest in New Hampshire primary

On eve of New Hampshire primary
Growing attacks on socialism in Democratic presidential race

More on US politics »

Trump administration’s national counterintelligence strategy focuses on “hacktivists, leaktivists and public disclosure organizations”

By Kevin Reed, 15 February 2020

US spied on governments for decades through secret ownership of Swiss encryption firm

The Trump administration’s surveillance dragnet

Coronavirus cases continue to increase and spread internationally

By Benjamin Mateus, 15 February 2020

World Health Organization warns of global risk from coronavirus outbreak

Trump nominee in doubt for Federal Reserve position

By Nick Beams, 15 February 2020

Major Australian bushfires finally extinguished by torrential rain

By Martin Scott, 15 February 2020

US assassinated Suleimani to quash Iran’s talks with Gulf monarchies

By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2020

India: BJP loses Delhi election as voters reject communalism

By Rohantha De Silva, 15 February 2020

“Shoot them down”—India’s government incites violence against opponents of its anti-Muslim citizenship law

Indian budget inflicts more austerity amid job crisis, deepening economic slowdown

Sajid Javid removed as UK chancellor as Johnson readies offensive against working class

By Robert Stevens, 15 February 2020

Chicago high school students hold sit-in in defense of students who refused to stand for national anthem

By Andy Thompson, 15 February 2020

New in Portuguese

O espectro dos anos 1930
Soe o alarme! A conspiração política e o ressurgimento do fascismo na Alemanha

David North e Johannes Stern, 17 Fevereiro 2020

A decisão da semana passada da União Democrata Cristã, no estado da Turíngia, de eleger um governador junto com o partido de extrema direita Alternativa para a Alemanha expõe o estado imundo da política alemã.

New in French

Saskatchewan: La raffinerie FCL exige plus de concessions de ses 750 travailleurs en lock-out

Carl Bronski, 17 février 2020

Encouragée par le soutien indéfectible du gouvernement provincial de Moe, de la police et des tribunaux et par les reculs d'Unifor, la FCL intensifie ses demandes de concessions.

Québec: la page Facebook du premier ministre inondée de messages anti-musulmans

Louis Girard, 17 février 2020

Ce déluge de messages haineux souligne à quel point le chauvinisme de Legault et sa CAQ alimente les éléments les plus réactionnaires.

Les leçons d’octobre: la crise politique au sein du parti bolchévique à la veille de la prise du pouvoir

Chris Marsden, 17 février 2020

La crise qui a éclaté dans le parti bolchévique à la veille de l’insurrection d’octobre nous permet d’examiner la question essentielle du rôle irremplaçable du parti révolutionnaire sous le microscope, et de comprendre plus profondément les tâches de notre parti et de ses cadres aujourd’hui.

New in Norwegian

#MeToo kollaborerer med fascistiske krefter for å blokkere visning av Polanskis film J’Accuse (En offiser og en spion)

Alex Lantier, 17. februar 2020

Alliert med den reaksjonære Macron-regjeringen krever #MeToo-kampanjen sensur av Polanskis strålende beretning om den antisemittiske skueprosessen mot kaptein Alfred Dreyfus, som var en særegen begivenhet i moderne fransk historie.

Sanders’ oppsving i meningsmålingene utløser motangrep fra Det demokratiske partiets etablissement

Patrick Martin, 17. februar 2020

Den økende støtten til en selvbenevnt «demokratisk sosialist» har blitt møtt av antikommunist-raljeringer og bakvaskelser i mediene.

Sikkerhetskonferansen i München 2020
Steinmaier krever tysk-europeisk stormaktspolitikk

Johannes Stern, 17. februar 2020

Styringsklassen i Tyskland vil besluttsomt anvende alle midler for å drive frem tilbakevendingen til militarisme. Det ble understreket av den tyske forbundspresidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) i hans åpningstale på årets sikkerhetskonferanse i München.

President for Berlins Humboldt Universitet forsvarer professor Jörg Baberowskis fysiske angrep på venstreorientert student

Christoph Vandreier, 17. februar 2020

Med sin sympatierklæring, og med avvisningen av klart og tydelig å fordømme angrepet, har administrasjonens presiden Sabine Kunst gitt voldelige høyreekstremister en blankosjekk for å intimidere og angripe deres politiske motstandere ved universitetet.

USA utførte Suleimani-attentatet for å kvele Irans samtaler med Persiabukt-monarkiene

Bill Van Auken, 17. februar 2020

Drapet på Irans øverste general ble utført i forsøk på å hamre sammen igjen Washingtons smuldrende allianser i Midtøsten.

India: BJP taper regionvalg i Dehli, der velgerne avviser kommunalisme

Rohantha De Silva, 17. februar 2020

Delhi har vært et fokuspunkt for de landsdekkende protestene mot BJPs antimuslimske statsborgerskapslov CAA.

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Nach der Ministerpräsidentenwahl in Thüringen
Alarmstufe Rot: Politische Verschwörung ebnet Weg für Wiederkehr des Faschismus

Johannes Stern und David North, 17. Februar 2020

Die Entscheidung von CDU und FDP, in Absprache mit der rechtsextremen AfD am 5. Februar den Ministerpräsidenten in Thüringen zu wählen, wirft ein grelles Licht auf den verkommenen Zustand der offiziellen Politik in Deutschland.

Erfurt: 20.000 demonstrieren gegen Faschismus

unseren Korrespondenten, 17. Februar 2020

Unter dem Slogan „Kein Pakt mit Faschisten – niemals und nirgendwo!“ fand am Samstag in der Hauptstadt Thüringens eine Großdemonstration gegen das Bündnis von AfD, CDU und FDP bei der Wahl des Ministerpräsidenten statt.

Soleimani wurde ermordet, um iranische Verhandlungen mit den Golf-Monarchien zu torpedieren

Bill Van Auken, 17. Februar 2020

Mit der Ermordung des iranischen Generals wollte Washingtons seine bröckelnden Bündnisse im Nahen Osten wieder festigen.

Deutsche Politiker und Kulturschaffende fordern Freilassung von Julian Assange

Peter Schwarz, 17. Februar 2020

130 prominente Erstunterzeichner, darunter neun ehemalige Bundesminister, fordern „eine umgehende Freilassung von Julian Assange aus medizinischen sowie aus rechtsstaatlichen Gründen“.

Gashersteller Linde kündigt trotz Rekordgewinn Stellenabbau an

Markus Salzmann, 17. Februar 2020

Anstatt einen gemeinsamen Kampf der Beschäftigten des globalen Konzerns zu organisieren, spielt die IG Metall die einzelnen Standorte gegeneinander aus.

Heftige Gegenreaktion der führenden Demokraten auf steigende Umfragewerte für Sanders

Patrick Martin, 17. Februar 2020

Die Führung der Demokratischen Partei reagiert auf die zunehmende Unterstützung für den selbst ernannten „demokratischen Sozialisten“ mit antikommunistischen Hetztiraden und Verleumdungskampagnen.

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New in Russian

Правоэкстремистский профессор Йорг Баберовски физически нападает на студента-социалиста

От нашего корреспондента, 15 февраля 2020 г.

Баберовски набросился на Свена Вурма, члена студенческого парламента от ИМССР, 30 января в Берлинском университете имени Гумбольдта. Вурм застал профессора за срыванием с доски объявлений предвыборных плакатов и разрыванием их на куски. Инцидент был заснят на видео.

Сотни тысяч в России потеряли пенсии

Андреа Питерс, 15 февраля 2020 г.

Результатом российской пенсионной реформы, принятой в 2018 году, стало то, что 800 тысяч человек оказались исключены после этого из списков пенсионеров.

Фолк-исполнители из Бангладеш обвиняются в нарушении драконовского закона о цифровой безопасности

Вимал Перера, 15 февраля 2020 г.

Власти пытаются воспретить рабочим и молодежи страны использовать социальные сети для организации и ведения борьбы против атак правительства на социальные условия и демократические права.

Эта неделя в истории
75 лет назад: Cсоюзники начинают смертоносную бомбардировку Дрездена

15 февраля 2020 г.

13 февраля 1945 года британская и американская боевая авиация начала серию налетов на Дрезден, густонаселенную столицу немецкой Саксонии.

New in Spanish

El espectro de los años treinta
¡Suenen la alarma! Una conspiración política y el resurgimiento del fascismo en Alemania

David North and Johannes Stern, 15 febrero 2020

La decisión la semana pasada de la Unión Demócrata Cristiana del estado federal de Turingia de elegir a un mandatario estatal junto a la ultraderechista Alternativa para Alemania expone el estado mugriento de la política alemana.

El presupuesto solicitado por Trump: una nueva ofensiva en la contrarrevolución social

Eric London, 15 febrero 2020

El anuncio comenzó la charada en que el Partido Demócrata pretende estar indignado por los recortes propuestos hasta que accede a muchas de las demandas.

Sanders le dice al New York Times que consideraría un ataque preventivo contra Irán o Corea del Norte

Jacob Crosse y Barry Grey, 15 febrero 2020

Las respuestas dadas por la campaña de Sanders a una encuesta de política exterior publicada este mes por el Times proporcionan una imagen reveladora de la actitud del autodenominado "socialista democrático" hacia el imperialismo y la guerra estadounidenses.

Trump se compromete a vetar la resolución de los poderes de guerra, utiliza los fondos del Pentágono para construir el muro fronterizo

Andre Damon, 15 febrero 2020

Fortalecido por el fracaso del juicio político, el presidente está reclamando aceleradamente poderes presidenciales en todas las esferas.

Estados Unidos presenta nuevos cargos contra el gigante chino de telecomunicaciones Huawei

Nick Beams, 15 febrero 2020

La presentación de nuevas cargas pone de relieve el enfoque distintivo adoptado por el Estado de los Estados Unidos hacia lo que en esencia son controversias comerciales.

New in French

Les démocrates noirs soutiennent Bloomberg après la publication de ses fanfaronnades racistes sur la pratique du stop-and-frisk

Niles Niemuth, 15 février 2020

La réponse immédiate des démocrates afro-américains élus à la révélation des propos racistes du milliardaire Bloomberg a été de le promouvoir comme le seul candidat capable de battre le président Donald Trump en novembre.

Le spectre des années 1930
Il faut sonner l’alarme! La conspiration politique et la résurgence du fascisme en Allemagne

David North et Johannes Stern, 15 février 2020

La décision prise la semaine dernière par l’Union chrétienne-démocrate dans le Land de Thuringe d’élire un premier ministre avec le parti d’extrême-droite Alternative pour l’Allemagne met en évidence l’état infect de la politique allemande.

Sanders déclare au New York Times qu'il envisagerait une frappe préventive contre l'Iran ou la Corée du Nord

Jacob Crosse et Barry Grey, 15 février 2020

Les réponses données par la campagne de Sanders à une enquête sur la politique étrangère publiée ce mois-ci par le «Times» donnent une image révélatrice de l'attitude du soi-disant «socialiste démocrate» face à l'impérialisme américain et à la guerre.

«Abattez-les» - Le gouvernement indien incite à la violence contre les opposants à sa loi sur la citoyenneté qui exclue les musulmans

Wasantha Rupasinghe, 15 février 2020

Le gouvernement BJP a été ébranlé par l’opposition de masse à la loi CAA, qu’il a faite passer en force au Parlement et faite adoptée en décembre dernier

Entretien avec le mannequin international Andreja Pejic: «Je pense que nous devrions tous soutenir Assange et Manning»

Sue Phillips et Will Marshall, 15 février 2020

Le WSWS s'est entretenu avec Andreja Pejic sur la campagne pour la libération de Julian Assange et Chelsea Manning et sur des questions politiques plus générales.

À la veille de la révolution: le parti bolchévique, les comités d’usine, et le mouvement de masse de la classe ouvrière

Tom Carter, 15 février 2020

Cette conférence analysera certaines des formes les plus importantes du mouvement de masse ayant produit la révolution russe, y compris les comités d’usine et le phénomène du contrôle ouvrier.

New in Turkish

Humboldt’taki IYSSE sözcüsü, Profesör Baberowski aleyhine disiplin soruşturması talep etti

Sven Wurm, 12 Şubat 2020

Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi IYSSE sözcüsü Sven Wurm, kendisine fiziksel olarak saldırmasının ardından Profesör Jörg Baberowski aleyhine üniversite yönetimine şikayet dilekçesi sundu.

Avustralya ile Yeni Zelanda’da Assange’a ve Manning’e özgürlük mitingleri düzenleniyor

SEP (Avustralya) ve SEG (Yeni Zelanda), 12 Şubat 2020

SEP, Assange’ın özgürlüğünü sağlamaya ve tüm demokratik hakları savunmaya gerçekten kararlı olan tüm grupların ve bireylerin mitinglere katılmasını memnuniyetle karşılayacaktır.

WRP Troçkizme Nasıl İhanet Etti?
WRP Geri Kalmış Ülkelerdeki Proletaryayı Terk Ediyor

12 Şubat 2020

WRP’nin Ortadoğu’daki burjuva rejimlerle kurduğu ilkesiz ilişkiler, proleter olmayan, yabancı sınıfsal güçlere yönelerek partinin siyasi sorunlarının üstesinden gelme girişimiydi.

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Perspective

Bloomberg’s billions and the politics of oligarchy

17 February 2020

The rallying of officeholders and media pundits to the billionaire candidate exposes the real class character of the Democratic Party.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

New York Times falsifies history to claim Sanders is “transforming” the Democratic Party

By Eric London and Tom Mackaman, 17 February 2020

Georgetown historian Michael Kazin’s February 13 column falsifies history in an attempt to convince an increasingly radical population that they must not break from the Democratic Party.

Spectre of the 1930s
Sound the alarm! Political conspiracy and the resurgence of fascism in Germany

By David North and Johannes Stern, 14 February 2020

#MeToo collaborates with fascistic forces to block showing of Polanski’s film J’Accuse

By Alex Lantier, 15 February 2020

Letter to members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA)

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 14 February 2020

Growing class conflict in the US and the resurgence of socialism

By Joseph Kishore—SEP national secretary and candidate for US president, 13 February 2020

Election 2020

Stop all anti-immigrant raids! Abolish ICE and CBP! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020

The Trump administration’s deployment of militarized police forces to cities throughout the country is aimed at terrorizing immigrant neighborhoods and is a warning to the entire working class.

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore addresses IYSSE election campaign meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University

“The time is now to fight for genuine socialism and an end to capitalist exploitation”
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore opens 2020 campaign with address to students and supporters in Michigan

Arts Review

HBO’s Watchmen: Alternative history that ignores the meaning of the 1921 Tulsa massacre

By Tim Avery, 17 February 2020

A sequel to the 1986 comic book of the same name, Watchmen essentially depicts Tulsa, Oklahoma as the flashpoint for an inevitable race war.

The King: A film drama (insufficiently) inspired by Shakespeare’s work

By Joanne Laurier, 14 February 2020

25 years ago: Algerian regime massacres prisoners after uprising

On February 21, 1995, an uprising by Islamic political prisoners at the Serkadji prison in the Kasbah neighborhood of Algeria began, resulting in the death of four guards.

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50 years ago: Thousands of workers march to support striking Newark teachers

On February 23, 1970, thousands of workers from various sections of industry gathered at the Military Park Hotel and staged a march through downtown Newark.

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75 years ago: US and Japan fight in Battle of Iwo Jima

On February 16, 1945, the US Navy and Marine Corps launched a massive assault on Iwo Jima, a volcanic island about 1,300 kilometers due south of mainland Japan.

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100 years ago: Imperialist powers claim Turkish territory

On February 17, 1920, representatives of Britain, France and Italy declared that the Dardanelles and the Bosporus in Turkey would become “international” territories.

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The Fight Against Fascism in Germany

President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student

By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020

With her declaration of sympathy and refusal to clearly condemn the attack, Kunst has provided violent right-wing extremists with a blank cheque to intimidate and attack their political opponents at the university.

Right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski physically assaults socialist student

By our reporters, 5 February 2020

IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin

Public Meetings

Socialist Equality Party Public Meeting in London:
Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning! No US extradition!

Rallies in Australia and NZ to demand freedom for Assange and Manning. No to US extradition!

SEP builds support for Free Assange and Manning rallies in Australia

Commentary

Trump’s “Blue Collar Boom”: Myth vs Reality

By Tom Hall, 15 February 2020

Sanders tells New York Times he would consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea

By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 14 February 2020

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Autoworkers Struggles

Workers at GM’s Silao, Mexico plant charge union with stuffing ballots during recognition vote

By Andrea Lobo, 14 February 2020

Changes in the car industry threaten Slovakian workers

Ford shakes up management, prepares for more cuts after 99 percent profit decline

More on autoworkers struggles »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

A reply to the American Historical Review’s defense of the 1619 Project

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

The disrespect expressed by editor Alex Lichtenstein toward leading historians reveals the extent to which racialist mythology, which has provided the “theoretical” foundation of middle-class identity politics, has been accepted, and even embraced, by a substantial section of the academic community as a legitimate basis for the teaching of American history.

My Response to Alex Lichtenstein Regarding the 1619 Project

By Victoria Bynum, 31 January 2020

The 1619 Project and the falsification of history: An analysis of the New York Times’ reply to five historians

Free Assange and Manning

After 10 months’ silence, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warns against extradition of Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell and Chris Marsden, 13 February 2020

Petition for Assange’s freedom tabled again in Australian parliament

By Mike Head, 13 February 2020

Rank-and-file teachers in Sydney adopt resolution defending Assange and Manning

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 12 February 2020

The resolution is the outcome of the initiative of the Committee For Public Education, acting independently of the trade union apparatus.

Dr. Lissa Johnson calls for workers and young people to rally in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

11 February 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Book Review

An examination of the anti-immigrant campaign in early 20th century America
The Guarded Gate, by Daniel Okrent (Scribner, 2019)

By Fred Mazelis, 3 February 2020

A century after the imposition of racist immigration quotas in the US, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism are once again on the rise in the US and around the world.

History

An interview with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano

By the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Seventy-five years after World War II: The ideological preparations for fascism and war
IYSSE holds second meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our reporters, 28 January 2020

No to war against Iran! For an international movement against capitalism and war!
IYSSE holds first meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2020

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shell Oil and mass killings in Africa

By Trévon Austin and Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2019

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

“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
An interview with historian Clayborne Carson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

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

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Mehring Books

New pamphlet from Mehring Books on the 1619 Project

24 January 2020

The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.

Vadim Rogovin’s Bolsheviks against Stalinism 1928–1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
A magnificent account of Stalin’s opponents in the USSR

By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2019

Stalin’s rise was neither foreordained nor a natural outgrowth of the October Revolution. The Great Russian chauvinist and bureaucrat secured power in ferocious conflict with the proletariat, peasantry and cadre of the revolutionary socialist movement.

Autoworkers Struggles

GM workers in Mexico thank Australian workers for support

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 10 January 2020

GM workers in Mexico thank US workers for donating to their defense fund

More on autoworkers struggles »

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 Rogovin, 30 August 2019

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

History of the ICFI

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

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