25 April 2019

US-backed Saudi regime beheads 37 political prisoners

By Bill Van Auken, 25 April 2019

The barbaric bloodbath exposes the criminality of not only the House of Saud, but also US imperialism, which counts it as its principal pillar in the Arab world.

Murder in Istanbul

Sri Lankan president calls “all-party conference” to rubberstamp emergency powers

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 25 April 2019

Following Sunday’s terrorist bombings, the conference has been called to shore up capitalist rule amid an acute political crisis.

Severe police-state measures come into force in Sri Lanka

After terrorist bombings, Sri Lankan government imposes draconian national emergency

As union seeks to end walkout
Polish teachers speak out on why they are striking

By Will Morrow, 25 April 2019

The main teachers’ union has called for the suspension of the powerful strike to allow students to complete their exams.

Unions scramble to contain Polish teachers’ strike as 40,000 social workers prepare to stop work

More on the defense of public education »

Protest in London’s Parliament Square demands release of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 25 April 2019

The lively demonstration organised by the Julian Assange Defence Campaign was supported by the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site.

Julian Assange was denied access to lawyers, visitors in Britain’s Belmarsh prison

US court orders Chelsea Manning to remain in prison

Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US

More on the campaign to free Assange and Manning »

Conflict mounts between White House and Congress over subpoenas

By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2019

President Trump has ordered lower-ranking officials to refuse to testify or supply documents to any investigation by the House of Representatives into his business and political activities.

The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia

Pennsylvania woman killed in factory meat grinder

By Tom Eley, 25 April 2019

Jill Greninger, 35, was working alone when the accident took place.

Rutgers University faculty union blocks strike by professors and teaching assistants

By Owen Mullan, 25 April 2019

The American Federation of Teachers acted to prevent a coordinated fight by educators against the Democrats’ austerity measures.

Scotland: Union suppresses teachers strike as lecturers fight on

Grenfell fire survivors forced onto general housing waiting list

By Alice Summers, 25 April 2019

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council has announced the ending of the programme to rehouse Grenfell survivors.

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Australian rugby player Israel Folau challenges sacking over social media posts

By John Braddock, 25 April 2019

The moves to sack Folau over his social media posts are an attack on the player’s basic rights and on freedom of speech.

New in German

Der US-Imperialismus kehrt zur Monroe-Doktrin zurück

Bill Van Auken, 25. April 2019

Die Rückbesinnung auf die fast zweihundert Jahre alte Richtschnur imperialistischer Politik zeigt, dass Washington sich auf eine verstärkte militärische Intervention in Lateinamerika vorbereitet.

Julian Assange darf im Gefängnis Belmarsh keine Anwälte oder Besucher empfangen

Oscar Grenfell, 25. April 2019

Dass dem WikiLeaks-Gründer mehr als eine Woche lang das Recht auf Gespräche mit seinem Anwalt vorenthalten wurde, macht das Rechtsstaatsprinzip zur Farce.

Sri Lanka setzt massive Polizeistaatsmaßnahmen in Kraft

Pani Wijesiriwardena and K. Ratnayake, 25. April 2019

Unter dem Vorwand der Terrorismusbekämpfung stärkt die Regierung in Colombo ihre Sicherheitskräfte gegen das Wiederaufleben von Kämpfen der Arbeiterklasse.

Polen: Gewerkschaften wollen Lehrerstreik eindämmen, 40.000 Sozialarbeiter bereiten Ausstand vor

Clara Weiss, 25. April 2019

Der Lehrerstreik ist der erste landesweite Streik seit 1993 und einer der größten seit der Restauration des Kapitalismus in Polen 1989.

„Jahrestag der Revolution“ – abendfüllender Dokumentarfilm über die Russische Revolution wiederhergestellt

Gregor Link, 25. April 2019

Der sowjetische Filmemacher Dsiga Wertow produzierte 1918 einen abendfüllenden Dokumentarfilm über die Russische Revolution, der über hundert Jahre später wieder veröffentlicht werden konnte.

Neue Gewerkschaftsbürokratie oder Arbeitermacht?
Lehren aus der Rebellion der Arbeiter von Matamoros: Vierter Teil

Andrea Lobo, 25. April 2019

US-amerikanische und europäische Wirtschaftsführer fördern in Mexiko mehrere selbsternannte „unabhängige“ Gewerkschaften. Diese arbeiten eng mit der US-Dachorganisation AFL-CIO zusammen, von der sie finanziert werden und in einigen Fällen sogar gegründet wurden.

New in French

À la prison de Belmarsh, on refuse à Julian Assange l’accès à ses avocats et aux visiteurs

Oscar Grenfell, 25 avril 2019

La décision de priver le fondateur de WikiLeaks de son droit à consulter son conseil juridique tourne en dérision les normes légales

L'impérialisme américain ressuscite la doctrine Monroe

Bill Van Auken, 25 avril 2019

L’invocation répétée de cette règle vieille de deux siècles de la politique impérialiste américaine constitue un signe comme quoi Washington est en train de préparer une intervention militaire intensifiée dans la région.

Pologne: grève prévue de 40.000 travailleurs sociaux, les syndicats se démènent pour endiguer celle des enseignants

Clara Weiss, 25 avril 2019

La grève des enseignants, la première grève nationale depuis 1993, est l'une des plus importantes depuis la restauration du capitalisme en Pologne en 1989.

Le gouvernement malien s’effondre sur fond de manifestations contre l'occupation franco-allemande

Stéphane Hugues et Alex Lantier, 25 avril 2019

Le gouvernement malien s’est effondré alors que se déroulent des grèves et des manifestations de masse suite à l’horrible massacre ethnique du 23 mars dans le village d’Ogossagou.

George Galloway se rallie au Parti du Brexit de Nigel Farage

Chris Marsden, 25 avril 2019

Ayant passé plus de trois ans à louanger Corbyn comme la renaissance de gauche du Labour, Galloway répète maintenant sans cesse que la politique de Farage exprime les opinions de la classe ouvrière sur la question du jour dont il insiste qu‘elle est la plus importante – le Brexit

New in Portuguese

Após ataques terroristas, governo do Sri Lanka impõe estado de emergência nacional draconiano

Por K. Ratnayake e Peter Symonds, 25 Abril 2019

O WSWS condena os horríveis ataques, que mataram indiscriminadamente homens, mulheres e crianças inocentes, e já ofereceu o pretexto para amplas medidas antidemocráticas.

New in Spanish

El imperialismo estadounidense revive la doctrina Monroe

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 abril 2019

La invocación repetida del canon de dos siglos de edad de la política imperialista estadounidense constituye una advertencia de que Washington está preparando intensificar sus intervenciones militares en la región.

Julian Assange sin acceso a abogados ni visitas en prisión británica de Belmarsh

Por Oscar Grenfell, 25 abril 2019

Los reportes de que el fundador de WikiLeaks ha sido negado consultar a sus asesores legales por más de una semana pone en tela de juicio su derecho a un debido proceso.

Los sindicatos luchan por contener la huelga de docentes polacos mientras 40.000 trabajadores sociales se preparan para dejar de trabajar

por Clara Weiss, 25 abril 2019

La huelga docente, el primer paro nacional desde 1993, es una de las huelgas más grandes desde la restauración del capitalismo en Polonia en 1989.

Ante indignación pública, el FBI arresta a líder de las milicias que detuvieron a cientos de migrantes en la frontera

Por Norisa Díaz, 25 abril 2019

El arresto del líder de los vigilantes fronterizos, Larry Hopkins, el sábado es un esfuerzo por parte de los agentes federales y la CBP de distanciarse públicamente de las milicias derechistas con las que colaboran de manera rutinaria.

Lo que el Tribunal Supremo está repudiando
La Ilustración, la Revolución estadounidense y la prohibición del castigo cruel e inusual

Por Ed Hightower, 25 abril 2019

Los recientes fallos de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos en casos de pena de muerte representan un enorme retroceso cultural, legal y político antidemocrático.

New in Norwegian

Etter terroristbombingene innfører den srilankiske regjeringen drakonisk nasjonal unntakstilstand

K. Ratnayake og Peter Symmonds, 24. april 2019

World Socialist Web Site fordømmer de forferdelige bombeangrepene, som ukritisk drepte uskyldige menn, kvinner og barn, og allerede har gitt påskudd for vidtrekkende antidemokratiske tiltak.

Amerikansk domstol beordrer Chelsea Manning til å forbli i fengsel

Niles Niemuth, 24. april 2019

Den modige varsleren har blitt holdt i fengsel siden den 8. mars i et forsøk på å tvinge henne til å vitne mot WikiLeaks-grunnleggeren Julian Assange.

Washington strammer til sanksjonene for å kutte Irans oljeeksport til «null»

Bill Van Auken, ...nvilget fem land som har importert betydelige mengder iransk olje representerer en farlig opptrapping av den amerikanske økonomiske krigføringen mot Teheran.

Nytt polititilslag i Frankrike, med Macron som annonserer ytterligere nedskjæringer

Will Morrow, 24. april 2019

På siste lørdagens «gul vest»-protester ble politiet igjen gitt frie tøyler for voldelig å angripe og arrestere protesterende.

SEP-valgkandidater (Australia) får sterk støtte for umiddelbar løslatelse av Julian Assange og Chelsea Manning

våre korrespondenter, 24. april 2019

Socialist Equality Party (SEP) er det eneste politiske partiet i valget som forsvarer Julian Assange og den amerikanske varsleren Chelsea Manning og slåss for å mobilisere arbeidere og ungdom for kravet om deres umiddelbare løslatelse fra fengsel.

New in Russian

Внушительная победа Зеленского над Порошенко на президентских выборах в Украине

Джейсон Мелановски, 23 апреля 2019 г.

Результаты выборов отражают огромную враждебность украинского рабочего класса по отношению к правой националистической политике режима Порошенко.

New in Turkish

Sri Lanka’daki bombalı terör saldırılarında en az 290 kişi öldürüldü

K. Ratnayake, 23 Nisan 2019

Bu iğrenç saldırı, sorumlusu kim ve dürtüleri ne olursa olsun, siyaset kurumu tarafından, polis devleti aygıtını güçlendirmek ve temel demokratik haklara yönelik saldırıyı ileriye taşımak için kullanılacaktır.

Ukrayna devlet başkanlığı seçiminde Zelenskiy ezici bir zafer elde etti

Jason Melanovski, 23 Nisan 2019

Seçim sonuçları, her şeyden önce, 2014’te emperyalist güçlerin Rusya’ya karşı savaş hazırlıklarının mızrak başı bir kukla rejim olarak kurmuş olduğu Poroşenko yönetiminin sağcı milliyetçi ve militarist politikalarına yönelik devasa halk muhalefetini yansıtmaktadır.

New in Bengali

মারুতি সুজুকি ১৩-শ্রমিকদের মুক্ত করো!
এক ভয়াবহ ষড়যন্ত্রে গাড়ি কারখানার শ্রমিকদের ভারতীয় আদালত যাবজ্জীবন কারাদন্ড দেবার দু-বছর

কিথ জোন্‌স্‌, ১৮ মার্চ ২০১৯

ভারত ও পাকিস্তান, দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার দুই পারমাণবিক অস্ত্রধারী রাষ্ট্র, এই মুহূর্তে এক পূর্ণ মাত্রার সামরিক সংঘর্ষের কিনারায় দোদুল্যমান।

ভারত ও পাকিস্তান এক বিধ্বংসী যদ্ধের মুখে দোদুল্যমান

কিথ জোনস্‌, ২ মার্চ ২০১৯

ঠিক দুই বছর আগে আজকের দিনে, এক ভারতীয় আদালত ষড়যন্ত্র করে করা মিথ্যা খুনের মামলায় উত্তর ভারতের হরিয়ানার মানেসারে মারুতি সুজুকির গাড়ি তৈরীর কারখানার ১৩ জন সংগ্রামী শ্রমিকদের যাবজ্জীবন কারাদন্ডে দন্ডিত করে।

New in Arabic

ترامب يعترف بضم إسرائيل لمرتفعات الجولان : ضوء أخضر لحرب شاملة

٢٥ آذار مارس ٢٠١٩

خلال الاختتام المتعجل لاحتفال البيت الأبيض الذي وقع فيه دونالد ترامب مرسوم اعتراف الولايات المتحدة الرسمي بضم إسرائيل غير القانوني لمرتفعات الجولان السورية هو فعل ، يبدو سطحياً أنه يغير القليل من الوقائع على الأرض في الشرق الأوسط لكن لا يجب على شخص ما بخس تقدير تداعياته بعيدة المدى الشاملة.

New in Urdu

نیوزی لینڈ پر دہشتگردی کا حملہ اور فاشزم کا بین الاقوامی خطرہ

ٹوم پیٹر

مسلح شخص نے جو دہشتگردی کی کارروائی کی اْسے تیار کیاگیا تھا جسے فاشسٹوں کے بین الاقوامی نیٹ ورک اور سفید نسل پرستوں کی جانب سے عمل میں لایاگیا ۔

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Perspective

The election of Zelenskyi in Ukraine and the way forward for the working class

25 April 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyi won the Ukrainian presidential elections Sunday in a massive repudiation of the incumbent president and the imperialist-orchestrated coup that brought him to power.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Online May Day Rally 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International is holding its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Register today!

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

The Australian government must act to free Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell: SEP candidate for Parramatta, 25 April 2019

Assange’s brutal arrest and the attempts to extradite him to the US are an attack on the working class.

Video: IYSSE (Australia) members at University of Melbourne demand freedom for Julian Assange

By our correspondents, 22 April 2019

SEP (Australia) to hold election rally and meetings in defence of Assange

22 April 2019

SEP (Australia) election candidates win strong support for the immediate release of Assange and Manning

Support the Socialist Equality Party in the 2019 Australian Federal Election
No to Militarism and War! For Socialism and Internationalism!

By the SEP (Australia), 16 April 2019

The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the 2019 Australian election

By the SEP (Australia), 16 April 2019

Commentary

US imperialism resurrects the Monroe Doctrine

By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2019

George Galloway declares for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

By Chris Marsden, 24 April 2019

What the Supreme Court is repudiating
The Enlightenment, the American Revolution and the ban on cruel and unusual punishment

By Ed Hightower, 24 April 2019

Industry publication floats idea of UAW calling a “targeted” strike

By Shannon Jones, 24 April 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike
Socialism and the defense of culture

By Kristina Betinis, 22 April 2019

An assembly of political bankrupts: Historical Materialism and Jacobin host “Socialism in Our Time” conference

By Joseph Kishore, 16 April 2019

Who funded the ISO? An analysis of the financial basis of pseudo-left politics

By Eric London, 15 April 2019

Factional provocation, middle-class hysteria, and the collapse of the International Socialist Organization

The reactionary role of national opportunist politics in Latin America
WSWS rejects invitation to conference of political bankrupts in Buenos Aires

By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2019

The Fight Against Fascism

“If you agree with our analysis, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do.”
David North speaks on the threat of fascism

By David North, 20 April 2019

North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.

The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It
North and Vandreier conclude US tour at New York University

By our reporters, 20 April 2019

Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist Jörg Baberowski

By David North, 10 April 2019

More on the fight against fascism »

Free Assange and Manning

“We’re all in this together. That is how I see it.”
Detroit Fiat Chrysler autoworkers defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By a WSWS reporting team, 20 April 2019

Why the defense of Julian Assange is necessary for all workers

By the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Rank-and-File Committees

“Without truth and a free press we are doomed to further oppression”
Teachers demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

Arts Review

How Did Lubitsch Do It?: Joseph McBride’s engaging study of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch

By David Walsh, 24 April 2019

An interview with film historian and biographer Joseph McBride, author of How Did Lubitsch Do It?

By David Walsh, 24 April 2019

Singer-songwriter Scott Walker (1943-2019): A gifted and intriguing artist

By Matthew Brennan, 22 April 2019

The stagnation of American poetry: The Best American Poetry 2018

By James McDonald, 20 April 2019

25 years ago: Raboteau massacre ignites renewed threats of US military action in Haiti

On April 22, 1994, soldiers and paramilitary forces raided the Raboteau neighborhood of Gonaïves, Haiti, executing residents thought to be in support of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was ousted in a 1991 military coup.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle resigns after losing French referendum vote

On April 28, 1969, the 78-year-old former general Charles de Gaulle ended his ten-year rule as president of France.

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75 years ago: Churchill crushes uprising in Greek Middle East Army

On April 23, 1944, an uprising of the Greek Middle East Army and Navy in Egypt against the return of the Greek king to power ended in violence.

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100 years ago: Paris conference supports League of Nations

On April 28, 1919, a plenary session of the Paris Peace Conference, the conference staged by the victorious imperialist powers after the First World War to restabilize the world capitalist order, unanimously approved a Covenant as the basis of a League of Nations, to be formally established the following year.

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Book Review

Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri: A compendium of pseudo-left and anti-Marxist politics

By Emanuele Saccarelli, 22 April 2019

Assembly is saturated with reactionary postmodern conceptions, recycles worn-out anarchist recipes as innovative and progressive experiments and endorses virtually every political dead end of the recent and not-so-recent past.

Yabu Bilyana

Twenty years since the death of Australian Trotskyist and Aboriginal worker, Comrade Yabu Bilyana

Message of condolence from David North
“He based his life on the ideals of justice, equality and human solidarity”

Yabu Bilyana addresses ICFI World Conference: “Genocide of indigenous peoples is still practiced throughout Australia”

Workers Struggles

UFCW orders New England Stop & Shop strikers back to work without seeing contract

By Kate Randall, 23 April 2019

31,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers strike at over 240 supermarkets in New England

USW forces rotten deal on Harley-Davidson workers in Wisconsin

By Jacob Crosse, 19 April 2019

Science

First imagery of black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 11 April 2019

The results from the planet-wide array of radio telescopes are the first direct measurements of the structure of a black hole and its surrounding environment.

History

One hundred years since the formation of the Communist International

By Peter Schwarz, 20 March 2019

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

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

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

History of the ICFI

From the arsenal of Trotskyism
The Political Report by David North to the International Committee of the Fourth International—February 11, 1984

12 February 2019

Thirty-five years ago this week, David North, then the national secretary of the Workers League (predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party), presented at a meeting of the International Committee of the Fourth International a critique of the British Workers Revolutionary Party’s abandonment of key theoretical conceptions and programmatic principles of Trotskyism.

Halil Celik, 1961-2018

Halil Celik, a fighter for socialism (1961-2018)

By Peter Schwarz, 1 February 2019

On December 31, 2018, Halil Celik, founder and leader of the group Sosyalist Eşitlik, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died of cancer at the age of 57. This obituary presents an overview of his life.

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

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