Republicans and Democrats prepare bipartisan agenda of social cuts and war

By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2018

Two weeks before the US congressional elections, the outlines of a reactionary deal between the Trump administration and the Democratic Party are coming into view.

Trump’s threat to tear up nuclear pact with Russia met with alarm in Europe, silence from Democrats

By Bill Van Auken, 23 October 2018

The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.

Trump says US will withdraw from Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty

A reply to French daily Libération
Is the WSWS exaggerating the threat of war?

Pentagon report points to US preparations for total war

More on US militarism »

Another US provocation against China: Two warships sail through Taiwan Strait

By Peter Symonds, 23 October 2018

The naval operation follows an inflammatory speech by US Vice-president Mike Pence earlier this month criticising China on all fronts.

Trump administration accelerates war drive against China

Indian court dismisses Maruti Suzuki workers’ bail application

By Keith Jones, 23 October 2018

There is incontrovertible evidence the Maruti Suzuki workers have been jailed for life as the result of a crude frame-up, but the judge callously refused to hear any of it.

Lear auto parts workers speak out against UAW-backed sellout contract proposal

By Marcus Day, 23 October 2018

Details continue to emerge of the sellout deal the UAW attempted to push through at an October 14 ratification vote.

Chicago Lyric Opera musicians’ strike ends with concessions deal

By Brian Brown and Jeff Lusanne, 23 October 2018

Chicago’s Lyric Opera attempted to make drastic cuts to its orchestra, and managed to push through several of its demands despite a five-day strike by orchestra musicians.

Thousands of workers in Glasgow plan strike for equal pay

By Steve James, 23 October 2018

Eight thousand poorly-paid, mostly women workers are due to strike October 23 and 24 in a long-running dispute with Glasgow City Council and its care services agency.

Europe makes delayed criticism of Saudis over Khashoggi murder

By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2018

Britain’s quiescence reflects its dependence on the House of Saud for policing the oil-rich Gulf peninsula.

Gavin Newsom: A California governor groomed by the financial aristocracy

By Dan Conway, 23 October 2018

The Los Angeles Times recently published a report documenting the role of eight wealthy San Francisco families in bankrolling the political career of Democrat Gavin Newsom.

Thousands mourn victims of school shooting in Crimea

By Andrea Peters, 23 October 2018

Twenty-one people are now dead as a result of a mass shooting at a vocational college in the Russian territory of Crimea.

Sharp decline in numbers in latest China Rich List

By Robert Campion, 23 October 2018

The fall reflects the impact of a slowing Chinese economy, the impact of the US trade war measures and sharp falls in China’s share markets this year.

China growth slows to lowest level since financial crisis

New Zealand military covered up killing of Afghan children

By Tom Peters, 23 October 2018

A recent article by journalist Nicky Hager revealed that an elite medic in the SAS combat unit was given a medal after killing two Afghan boys in a firefight.

New in Turkish

Brezilya’da faşizan Bolsonaro’nun yükselişinden kim sorumlu?

Bill Van Auken, 23 Ekim 2018

Büyük mücadeleler kapıda. Brezilya burjuvazisi, faşizmi ya da askeri diktatörlüğü seçim sandığı yoluyla dayatamayacak.

Trump, ABD’nin Orta Menzilli Nükleer Güçler antlaşmasından çekileceğini açıkladı

Alex Lantier, 23 Ekim 2018

1972’den beri ilk kez, büyük güçlerin nükleer silah geliştirmesini sınırlayan hiçbir anlaşma olmayacak.

New in Spanish

La guerra, la censura y la invención de las “noticias falsas”

Por Andre Damon, 23 octubre 2018

Contra el trasfondo de una creciente oposición social y planes de escaladas militares, la élite política estadounidense está censurando el internet con cada vez más osadía.

Trump dice que Estados Unidos se retirará del Tratado de Fuerzas Nucleares de Rango Intermedio

Por Alex Lantier, 23 octubre 2018

Poniendo en su mira a Rusia, China y otras importantes potencias, Washington está desechando todo el marco de control de armas nucleares que emergió de la Guerra Fría.

La caravana centroamericana llega a México cantando “¡Somos trabajadores internacionales!”

Por Andrea Lobo, 23 octubre 2018

La caravana se está volviendo un símbolo del internacionalismo obrero y la denuncian todos los gobiernos de América Central y del Norte.

Primer aniversario del movimiento #Amítambién

Por David Walsh, 23 octubre 2018

El supuesto propósito de ese movimiento es impulsar el progreso social combatiendo el hostigamiento sexual. Sin embargo, sus métodos represivos contradicen sus reclamos progresistas.

New in French

Trump annonce le retrait des États-Unis du traité sur les Forces nucléaires intermédiaires

Alex Lantier, 23 octobre 2018

Alors qu’il prend pour cible la Russie et la Chine et d’autres puissances, Washington abandonne totalement le cadre des contrôles d’armes nucléaires qui émergea de la guerre froide.

Guerre, censure et invention des « fausses nouvelles »

André Damon, 23 octobre 2018

Face à la montée de l’opposition sociale et à l’intensification des projets de conflit militaire, l’establishment politique américain s’emploie à mettre en œuvre de manière encore plus effrontée la censure sur Internet.

Après les descentes policières visant LFI, les médias dénoncent Mélenchon

Alexandre Lantier, 23 octobre 2018

La vision des organes de presse qui dénoncent Mélenchon se résume en peu de mots: la police règne sans conteste en France, et à présent tous doivent s’y plier.

Le régime saoudien admet que Khashoggi a été tué dans son consulat à Istanbul

James Cogan, 23 octobre 2018

La version saoudienne des événements, une tentative grossière de dissimulation, est une compilation de mensonges improbables.

Inondations dans l‘Aude, des morts et des pertes surtout dues à la politique d‘austéritéde l‘UE

Oliver Laurent, 23 octobre 2018

Les récentes inondations meurtrières dans l‘Aude ont révélé une fois de plus l‘état inadéquat et dangereux des infrastructures en France après dix ans d‘austérité profonde de l‘UE et de syphonnage des richesses en direction des super riches

Une discussion avec Helen Pluckrose, une des trois auteurs d’un canular sur les Grievance Studies

Eric London, 23 octobre 2018

Le WSWS s’est entretenu avec l’un des auteurs d’une étude récente sur la charlatanerie qui domine les milieux universitaires obsédés par la modernité.

Kavanaugh, #MeToo et les politiques de colère de la petite-bourgeoisie

David Walsh, 23 octobre 2018

Le New York Times a publié un article d’opinion par la journaliste Rebecca Traister intitule «La fureur est une arme politique. Et les femmes doivent l'utiliser.» L’article est l'un parmi plusieurs de livres et d'articles dans le même sens qui ont paru au cours des semaines et mois passés.

New in German

Krieg, Zensur und die Erfindung von „Fake News“

Andre Damon, 23. Oktober 2018

Vor dem Hintergrund zunehmender sozialer Opposition und eskalierender Pläne für militärische Konflikte bewegt sich das politische Establishment der USA auf eine immer dreistere Internet-Zensur zu.

Trump kündigt Rückzug der USA aus INF-Vertrag an

Alex Lantier, 23. Oktober 2018

Durch seine Konfrontation mit Russland, China und anderen Großmächte zerstört Washington die gesamten Grundlagen der atomaren Rüstungskontrolle, die aus dem Kalten Krieg hervorgegangen sind.

Vor Hessen-Wahl: Tausende demonstrieren gegen Wohnungsnot in Frankfurt

unseren Korrespondenten, 23. Oktober 2018

Vor der Hessen-Wahl wächst die Wut auf die rechte und unsoziale Politik der etablierten Parteien. Auf der Demonstration in Frankfurt/Main am Samstag erntete die Rede des SPD-Spitzenkandidaten Schäfer-Gümbel Buhrufe und Pfiffe.

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Perspective

“Migrants are not criminals, we are international workers!”
The migrant caravan and the fight to unite the international working class

23 October 2018

The caravan is proving that the division of the world into nation states under capitalism is incompatible with the aspirations and material needs of billions of workers.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Amid crisis over Khashoggi murder
US State Department “socialists” discover the war in Yemen

By Barry Grey, 23 October 2018

The ISO and the DSA respond like political weathervanes to shifting winds within the US intelligence agencies in regard to Saudi Arabia’s current ruler.

Saudi regime admits Khashoggi was killed in its Istanbul consulate

Feigning moral outrage, the Times’ Thomas Friedman comes to the defense of the Saudi killer regime

War, censorship, and the invention of “fake news”

By Andre Damon, 22 October 2018

Julian Assange takes legal action against Ecuadorian government

By James Cogan, 22 October 2018

WikiLeaks lawyers will challenge Ecuador’s threat to evict Assange from its London embassy if he does not accept anti-democratic conditions for continuing asylum.

Leading US House Democrat demands that Ecuador’s president “hand over” Julian Assange

As Trump administration prepares to withdraw from nuclear missile treaty
US charges new Russian conspiracy to interfere in midterm elections

More on internet censorship »

Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America hold election rally for Democrats in Chicago

By Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2018

Bernie Sanders tours Michigan to prop up the Democratic Party

Who is responsible for the rise of the fascistic Bolsonaro in Brazil?

By Bill Van Auken, 20 October 2018

One year of the #MeToo movement

By David Walsh, 19 October 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

The Harvard case on racial preferences and the antidemocratic character of affirmative action

A discussion with Helen Pluckrose, co-author of “Grievance Studies” hoax article

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

Arts Review

The Waldheim Waltz: A timely film about the World War II role of the former right-wing Austrian president

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 October 2018

The events surrounding Kurt Waldheim’s campaign and subsequent election in June 1986 played a major role in exposing the foul role played by Austria’s ruling elite during the Second World War.

Paul Greengrass’s 22 July: Neo-fascist mass murder in Norway

By Joanne Laurier, 18 October 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Part 1
An intriguing film festival—above all, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

By David Walsh, 28 September 2018

More arts reviews »

Workers Struggles

Canada: Postal union launches rotating walkout campaign

By Keith Jones, 23 October 2018

Due to privatization, speed-up, service cuts and the shift to parcel delivery, postal workers have experienced a huge erosion in their living standards and working conditions.

Mexican professors strike, Argentine teachers to hold one-day national strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 October 2018

Professors at the Autonomous University of Morelos State and Zacatecas are continuing strike action while teachers in Argentina will hold a one-day strike and mobilization October 24.

Quebec: Nine-month lockout continues, as talks at Alcoa’s ABI smelter collapse

By Laurent Lafrance, 20 October 2018

Vote “no” on the USW-US Steel concessions contract!

By the WSWS Steelworker Newsletter, 22 October 2018

United Steelworkers announces tentative deal with US Steel

The political issues posed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ “Change the Rules” campaign

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 22 October 2018

Layoffs at Fiat Chrysler's Kokomo transmission operations heighten concerns over outsourcing

By Shannon Jones, 19 October 2018

UAW faces growing opposition from Indiana Lear workers following contract rejection

“We voted to go on strike, then they presented us with a BS contract”
Indiana Lear auto parts workers overwhelmingly reject UAW-backed contract proposal

More on autoworkers issues »

“The union rammed all these things down our throats”
UPS prepares to impose contract after Teamsters defy workers ‘no’ vote

By Will Morrow, 22 October 2018

Teamsters for a Democratic Union to UPS workers: “Whatever you do, don’t fight!”

Widespread opposition to Teamsters’ override of UPS workers’ contract rejection

More on the struggle at UPS »

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

One year since the death of Ford worker Jacoby Hennings: The failure of capitalism and the fight of young workers for a future

On Saturday, October 20, SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth and WSWS labor editor Jerry White held a live Q&A online on the conditions facing young workers. Watch the recording above, and follow Niles on Facebook now to participate in the next live event.

Still no investigation into death of young autoworker
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 20 October 2018

More on US autoworkers issues »

Socialist Equality Party Congressional candidate Niles Niemuth visits Detroit hotel workers’ picket line

By our reporter, 18 October 2018

SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth presents socialist solution for health care crisis

Campaign website »

History of the Fourth International

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

19 October 2018

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

By David North, 9 October 2018

Large Colombo audience hears David North’s lecture on the history of the Fourth International

The struggle for socialism and the importance of history: David North interviewed on Radio Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Prime TV News reports on David North’s press conference

Text of David North's remarks to Sri Lankan press conference on Trotskyism

Watch: David North interviewed on Sri Lanka’s English-language Channel Eye TV

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


PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

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

By David North, 3 September 2018

David North, the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, will be speaking in the United States this fall to mark the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.

25 years ago: Massacres begin in Burundi after assassination of president

In the week following the assassination of Burundi’s first Hutu president, Melchior Ndadaye, in an unsuccessful coup by the Tutsi-dominated military, tens of thousands of Tutsis and Hutus were slaughtered.

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50 years ago: Nixon orders aides to block Vietnam peace deal before US election

On October 22, 1968, Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon ordered H. R. Haldeman to conduct secret contacts with the government of South Vietnam to insure that there was no peace deal worked out before the US presidential election.

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75 years ago: Red Army offensive pushes Germans back across Dnieper River

On October 25, 1943, the Soviet Red Army forces crossed the Dnieper River and captured the city of Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine.

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100 years ago: Czechoslovakia declares its independence from Austria-Hungary

On October 28, 1918, the Czechoslovak National Council in Prague declared the formation of a new state from the northernmost territory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Austria-Hungary.

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Mehring Books

Why are they back?
New title from Mehring Books explains resurgence of fascism in Germany

By our reporters, 19 October 2018

Author Christoph Vandreier presented the book in a well-attended lecture at the Frankfurt Book fair last Saturday.

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

Preface to the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend

Book review

DSA covers for unions and Democrats in new book on walkout by West Virginia teachers
55 Strong, Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

By Nancy Hanover, 18 October 2018

A new book promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is centered on the lie that the West Virginia teachers’ strike, which set off the series of strikes nationally last spring, was a “victory” in which the unions played a heroic role.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

San Diego State University and the military-university complex

By Anthony del Olmo with the IYSSE at SDSU, 18 October 2018

Students denounce CIA partnership with University of Illinois Chicago

NYU’s Washington DC campus: Academia aligns with the Department of Defense

Open letter by students condemns right-wing offensive at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 11 October 2018

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon whistleblower Shannon Allen: Celebrated $15 base pay represents pay cut for some workers

By Tom Carter, 16 October 2018

Watch: What do Amazon job applicants think about $15/hr?

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Obituary

Carl Cooley: 1927-2018

By Fred Mazelis, 12 October 2018

Cooley, a former autoworker and high school and college teacher, had considered himself a socialist for most of his adult life. He was the US SEP’s congressional candidate in Maine in the 2004 election.

History

Vadim Rogovin and the sociology of Stalinism

By Andrea Peters, 25 September 2018

September 18 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Soviet Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin, the author of a seven-volume series on Stalinism and the Marxist opposition to the Soviet bureaucracy.

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

By David North, 18 September 2018

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.

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.