Hundreds of neo-Nazis chant anti-Semitic slogans in Dortmund, Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 September 2018

The far-right, xenophobic policies of the grand coalition government are encouraging right-wing extremists and neo-fascists.

“A whiff of 1933”
Sharp rise in far-right attacks in Germany

The fight against fascism in Germany requires a socialist perspective

More on the growth of the extreme right in Europe »

Senate Committee to take testimony on sex assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh

By Barry Grey, 24 September 2018

The Democrats will utilise Christine Blasey Ford’s assault allegations to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation and to advance their campaign for the November congressional elections.

The Kavanaugh hearing: Sexual allegations fuel the Democratic Party’s right-wing politics

Brett Kavanaugh and the role—once again—of sexual misconduct allegations in American politics

Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Socialists of America candidate, covers for CIA Democrats

By Isaac Finn, 24 September 2018

When asked whether she would support CIA Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez avoided a direct answer, saying that she would have to look at their “life experience.”

The strange case of Julia Salazar, Democratic Socialists of America candidate for New York Senate

Twenty-nine killed in attack on military parade in southwestern Iran

By Keith Jones, 24 September 2018

Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday’s attack.

ICE conducts anti-immigrant raids throughout Wisconsin

By Jacob Crosse, 24 September 2018

The families of the workers seized by federal agents have been given little information as to why they were detained or where they are being held.

Trump administration takes aim at immigrants who receive federal benefits

By Harvey Simpkins, 24 September 2018

Even current green card holders could be subject to the new rule and lose their status as lawful permanent residents if, in certain circumstances, they leave the country and try to return.

Notes on Trump’s war against immigrants
Department of Health and Human Services lost track of another 1,500 immigrant children

More on the attack on immigrants »

Michigan governor prepares to deploy National Guard to replace locked-out roadway workers

By Tim Rivers, 24 September 2018

While preparing to deploy troops, Snyder brought in union leaders, who agreed to a "cooling-off" period after meeting with administration officials.

Brazil election campaign preparing rise of right-wing government

By Miguel Andrade, 24 September 2018

With the military expressing its readiness to intervene, the PT is pitching its appeal to the Brazilian ruling class and international finance capital.

Refugees fleeing crisis in Venezuela confront poverty in Peru

By our reporters, 24 September 2018

It is estimated that since 2014 nearly 2.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country to escape a collapsing economy.

India cancels talks with Pakistan, threatens military action

By Keith Jones, 24 September 2018

India’s army chief said “pain” should be inflicted on Pakistan, while applauding New Delhi’s scuttling of foreign ministerial talks with Pakistan.

Financial Times expresses concerns over Sri Lanka taking Chinese loans

By Naveen Dewage, 24 September 2018

The US, with the backing of India and Japan, is increasingly putting pressure on Sri Lanka not to deviate from its efforts to undermine and encircle China.

Australian university students face unprecedented financial pressures

By Martin Scott, 24 September 2018

Students confront a housing affordability crisis, low-paid work and a mountain of tuition debt.

New in French

Beijing annule les négociations commerciales avec Washington après que les États-Unis aient sanctionné la Chine pour leurs achats d’armes

Nick Beams, 24 septembre 2018

Ces mesures marquent une nouvelle escalade des tensions commerciales et militaires entre les États-Unis et la Chine.

Le sommet de l’UE entaché de menaces et d’ultimatums sur le Brexit

Chris Marsden, 24 septembre 2018

L’allocution de Theresa May a été accueillie dans le silence et ses menaces implicites rejetées, alors que les figures principales de l’UE se sont réunis le lendemain pour déclarer sa proposition « inapplicable ».

« Des relents de 1933 »
Forte augmentation des attaques d’extrême droite en Allemagne

Marianne Arens et Ulrich Rippert, 24 septembre 2018

Les attaques racistes et antisémites se multiplient à un rythme alarmant en Allemagne, des actes de violence se produisant presque quotidiennement.

La Cour d’appel de l’Ontario appuie le gouvernement provincial contre le conseil de la ville de Toronto

Roger Jordan, 24 septembre 2018

La décision de mercredi a été soigneusement rédigée pour atténuer la crise politique, soulignant le rôle du pouvoir judiciaire en tant que défenseur implacable et hautement conscient de l’ordre capitaliste.

Cinquante ans depuis la sortie du film de Stanley Kubrick 2001, l’odyssée de l’espace

Joanne Laurier, 24 septembre 2018

«2001, l’odyssée de l’espace» tente d’englober 4 millions d’années d’évolution humaine, des hommes-singes d’Afrique jusqu’aux navigateurs de l’espace du 21e siècle.

Rapport d'ouverture du cinquième Congrès national du Socialist Equality Party (Etats-Unis)

David North, 24 septembre 2018

Ce rapport a été présenté par David North, président national du SEP (Parti de l’égalité socialiste aux États-Unis) pour l'ouverture du cinquième congrès national du parti, qui s'est tenu du 22 au 27 juillet 2018.

New in Spanish

La audiencia de Kavanaugh: acusaciones sexuales atizan política derechista del Partido Demócrata

Por Eric London, 24 septiembre 2018

La promoción de la acusación de Ford contra Kavanaugh consiste en una operación política para empujar a toda la élite política hacia la derecha.

Nuevos documentos sobre las conversaciones de Yeltsin-Clinton revelan aún más la “intromisión” de los Estados Unidos en la política rusa

Por Clara Weiss, 24 septiembre 2018

La Fundación Clinton ha publicado cientos de páginas de documentos sobre conversaciones entre el presidente estadounidense Bill Clinton y el presidente ruso Boris Yeltsin.

UNITE HERE aisla la huelga de los trabajadores de hotel de Chicago e hinca a través de un acuerdo con Marriott

Por Marcus Day, 24 septiembre 2018

La tarde del jueves, el sindicato de hotel y hospitalidad UNITE HERE Local 1 anunció abruptamente que un acuerdo había sido alcanzado con siete hoteles de Chicago, mientras se quedan en huelga trabajadores de 19 otros hoteles.

Notas sobre la guerra de Trump contra los inmigrantes
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos perdió cuenta de otros 1.500 niños inmigrantes

Por nuestros reporteros, 24 septiembre 2018

Además de los niños "perdidos", fondos están siendo desviados de la investigación sobre el SIDA y el cáncer para encarcelar a los niños inmigrantes y el ICE detenía cerca de 1.500 ciudadanos estadounidenses como "alienígenas".

Crashed de Adam Tooze: las limitaciones de un historiador liberal de izquierda

Por Nick Beams, 24 septiembre 2018

El historiador Adam Tooze ha publicado una descripción detallada de los orígenes y el desarrollo de la crisis financiera mundial de 2008 y sus secuelas.

New in German

Die Kavanaugh-Anhörung: Missbrauchsvorwürfe stärken rechte Politik der Demokraten

Eric London, 24. September 2018

Gegen den US-Richter Brett Kavanaugh, den Trump zum Richter am Obersten Gericht machen möchte, führen die Demokraten Missbrauchsvorwürfe von vor 36 Jahren ins Feld. Sie bedienen sich Methoden, die das gesamte Establishment weiter nach rechts rücken.

Faschistische Horden marodieren durch Dortmund
Die rechte Politik der Großen Koalition stärkt Neofaschisten und Antisemiten

Ulrich Rippert, 24. September 2018

Es wird immer offensichtlicher, dass die rechte, ausländerfeindliche Politik der Großen Koalition und die Weiterbeschäftigung des AfD-Anhängers Hans-Georg Maaßen im Innenministerium Rechtsradikale und Neofaschisten ermutigt.

EU-Gipfel: Drohungen und Ultimaten wegen Brexit

Chris Marsden, 24. September 2018

Auf dem Gipfeltreffen in Salzburg nahmen die wichtigsten EU-Regierungen Theresa Mays Vorhaltungen mit Schweigen auf. Anderntags bezeichneten sie in ihrem Kommuniqué die britischen Vorschläge als „undurchführbar“.

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Двадцать лет уходу из жизни марксистского историка и социолога Вадима Роговина

Дэвид Норт, 21 сентября 2018 г.

По случаю двадцатой годовщины смерти Вадима Роговина мы заново публикуем одно из выступлений, посвященных памяти крупнейшего советского и русского марксистского социолога и историка второй половины двадцатого столетия.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Ельцин присваивает себе диктаторские полномочия

21 сентября 2018 г.

21 сентября 1993 года российский президент Борис Ельцин распустил парламент, приостановил действие конституции и присвоил себе диктаторские полномочия, разбив вдребезги претензии на то, что его режим представляет собой развитие «демократии» в России после упразднения СССР.

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Amerika: Garnisonstaten

Andre Damon, 20. september 2018

Mens ofrene for orkanen Florence blir fortalt at det ikke finnes tilgjengelige statsmidler for å hjelpe dem med å gjenoppbygge sine hjem skyflet Senatet i det stille $ 675 milliarder over til det amerikanske militæret.

Den tyske GroKo-regjeringen forfremmer den høyreekstreme sjefen for det hemmelige sikkerhetspolitiet til statssekretær

Ulrich Rippert, 20. september 2018

Storkoalisjonen har svart på masseprotester mot AfD og partiets nyfascistiske provokasjoner med å integrere den foraktede presidenten for den hemmelige etterretningstjenesten og hans pro-AfD-politikk mer direkte inn i regjeringen.

Den militaristiske komponenten i Trumps handelskrig

Nick Beams, 20. september 2018

Mens Kina for øyeblikket er hovedmålet er USA for Trump-administrasjonen involvert i en økonomisk krig mot resten av verden.

Russland impliserer det ukrainske pro-NATO regimet i nedskytingen av MH17

Kumaran Ira, 20. september 2018

Ved hjelp av serienumre fra de europeiske etterforskerne leverte Moskva bevis for at missilen som skjøt ned MH17 ikke var i russisk men i ukrainske styrkers besittelse.

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Perspective

The CIA Democrats and the US midterm elections

24 September 2018

While working people are looking for an alternative to the reactionary policies of the Trump administration, they will not find it in the Democratic Party.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

“History never teaches anyone anything”
Russian neo-Stalinist defends Partido Obrero’s “refounding” of Fourth International

By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2018

Said Gafurov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, defends the PO's policy on the basis that the struggle of Trotskyism against Stalinism has lost all political significance.

History of the Fourth International

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
The lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s Great Betrayal

By Rohantha De Silva and Vilani Peiris, 24 September 2018

This series of articles published by the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka marks the fiftieth anniversary of its foundation in June 1968.

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

By David North, 3 September 2018

The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Historic discovery of Left Opposition manuscripts from the early 1930s

Socialist Equality Party

80th anniversary of the Fourth International and 50th anniversary of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
David North to address meetings in Sri Lanka on the lessons of the history and contemporary struggle for socialism

19 September 2018

Understanding the historic fight waged by the Fourth International and the SEP for the revolutionary leadership of the international working class is vital for the emerging class struggles.

History

Twenty years since the death of Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin

By David North, 18 September 2018

On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Vadim Rogovin, we republish two tributes to the greatest Soviet and Russian Marxist sociologist and historian of the second half of the twentieth century.

Commentary

The ouster of New York Review of Books editor Ian Buruma: The #MeToo movement assaults free speech

By David Walsh, 22 September 2018

In an extraordinary act of political censorship, Buruma was forced out this week after he published an article by Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian radio broadcaster accused of sexual misconduct in 2014.

Beijing cancels trade talks with Washington after US sanctions China for weapons purchases

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018

Manchester “anti-Semitism” protest
Blairites and Tories share platform calling for Corbyn’s removal

By Robert Stevens, 22 September 2018

New York Times claims Deputy Attorney General discussed removing Trump

By Patrick Martin, 22 September 2018

New York Times’ fraudulent “election plot” dossier escalates anti-Russia hysteria

By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2018

The CIA Democrats: A balance sheet of the primaries

By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2018

Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin

America: The garrison state

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As Trump stages photo-ops in the Carolinas
Hurricane flooding exposes mass poverty, class oppression in America

By Ed Hightower and Barry Grey, 20 September 2018

25 years ago: Earthquake kills 10,000 in western India

A powerful earthquake struck the western Indian state of Maharashtra on September 30, 1993, killing nearly 10,000 people and injuring at least 30,000 more.

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50 years: Filibuster begins against US Supreme Court nominee

On September 25, 1968, Republican Senator Robert P. Griffin of Michigan began a filibuster to block the nomination of Abe Fortas to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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75 years ago: Italian anti-fascist insurrection in Naples

On September 30, 1943, the last German troops retreated from the Italian city of Naples and its surrounding districts after failing to put down an insurrection by the city’s working class.

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100 years ago: Meuse-Argonne offensive begins in France

In what would become the last act of the first World War, British, French and American forces began a massive thrust on September 26, 1918, whose goal was the capture of a major railway hub.

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SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate Niles Niemuth speaks to students and youth at Wayne State University

By Tom Hall, 22 September 2018

Campaign events for Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth
Socialism: What it is and how to fight for it

18 September 2018

Vote for Niles! Fight for Socialism!

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, is fighting for genuine revolutionary socialism for workers and youth in Michigan's 12th district and all around the world. Find out more at Niles2018.com

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Socialist Equality Party campaign for Michigan’s 12th congressional district website

16 August 2018

Visit our website to find out how you can get involved in Niles Niemuth’s campaign against war, inequality and dictatorship, and for the socialist transformation of society.

Workers Struggles

UNITE HERE isolates striking Chicago hotel workers, rams through deal with Marriott

By Marcus Day, 22 September 2018

UAW corruption scandal widens as US workers press for wage increases

By Jerry White, 21 September 2018

“Collectively we are powerful beyond measure”
Kokomo Chrysler workers press for strike action

Growing anger over injury of autoworker in Kokomo, Indiana

More on autoworkers struggles »

As Teamsters pushes for “yes” vote on concessions contract
UPS unveils $1 billion cost-cutting “transformation plan”

By Will Morrow, 15 September 2018

What is the Teamsters for a Democratic Union?

More on the struggle at UPS »

International Amazon Workers Voice

“I’ve been wanting to speak up for a long time. I have nothing to lose”
Another homeless grandmother details nightmarish aftermath of Amazon workplace injury

By Eric London, 21 September 2018

“Amazon thinks I’m a piece of trash on the ground and they’ll walk all over me”
Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia

By Eric London and Zac Corrigan, 3 September 2018

Injured Amazon worker Angela: “If workers controlled Bezos’ billions, nobody would be homeless”

The International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) spoke to Angela Shelton, an injured worker at the DFW7 Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where a number of injured workers have recently been made homeless.

Life under capitalism for an American youth
Injured Texas Wal-Mart worker describes how and why she switched to socialism

By Eric London, 5 September 2018

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Book review

Adam Tooze’s Crashed: The limitations of a Left-liberal historian

By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018

The historian Adam Tooze has published a detailed account of the origins and development of the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9—Filmmaker Michael Moore clings to the Democratic Party

By David Walsh, 21 September 2018

IYSSE

US schools hiring private companies to spy on students’ social media

By Trévon Austin, 17 September 2018

Growing support for socialism among students across the US

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 12 September 2018

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and take up the fight for socialism!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 31 August 2018

Mehring Books

Mehring Books UK publishes The Heritage We Defend 30th anniversary edition

15 September 2018

The new edition of the foundational 1988 work by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available for order in the UK and Ireland.

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 21 June 2018

We are posting the new preface written by David North for the soon to be released thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A Contribution to the History of the Fourth International.

Public meetings in Australia

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx

6 September 2018

The lectures will make clear that Marx’s theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.

SEP Australia to livestream meeting in Sydney on the political issues behind the coup against Turnbull

6 September 2018

The meeting on Sunday, September 30 will be addressed by Nick Beams and James Cogan. WSWS readers across Australia and internationally can watch it live or later on the SEP's Facebook page.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
The Resurgence of Class Struggle and the Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

8 August 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held from July 22–27, 2018.

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

By David North, 4 August 2018

Support the Socialist Equality group in Turkey!
Statement of the SE group, in sympathy with the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), on the snap elections in Turkey

Security and the Fourth International

An “Exemplary Comrade”: The Socialist Workers Party’s 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part one

By Eric London, 14 August 2018

This is the first part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party beginning in 1947 of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

Part two | Part three | Part four

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

On August 21, 1940, Leon Trotsky, the founder of the Fourth International and the co-leader of the Russian Revolution, died from wounds inflicted the day before by an assassin, the Stalinist GPU agent Ramon Mercader.

Defend Julian Assange!

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum

By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018

Mueller investigation seeks to implicate WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in “Russian interference”

Protest in London against Ecuadorian President Moreno’s persecution of Julian Assange

The Turnbull government must act to repatriate Australian citizen Julian Assange to Australia

Bringing Julian Assange Home

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.