In racist, anti-immigrant diatribe, Trump declares, “I am a nationalist”

By Barry Grey, 24 October 2018

In speeches in the run-up to the November 6 mid-term elections, Trump has seized on the Central American caravan to step up his appeal to fascistic elements in the Republican base.

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

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 »

As refugee caravan heads north
Trump administration prepares draconian new anti-immigrant measures

By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2018

Amid Trump’s demagogy about deploying the army to the border and cutting all aid to Central America, US immigration officials are preparing new repressive measures against refugees.

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

Turkish president brands Khashoggi killing a premeditated murder

By Peter Symonds, 24 October 2018

While Erdogan had promised to expose the “naked truth,” his less-than-full account of the killing indicates that he is exploiting the issue to further Turkish interests in the Middle East.

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

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

One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings
Woodhaven Stamping worker describes brutal atmosphere under UAW-Ford regime
“Temporary part-timers are treated like slaves”

By Jerry White, 24 October 2018

A veteran worker describes the oppressive conditions at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping plant, which contributed to the tragic death of young autoworker Jacoby Hennings.

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

By Jerry White

More on US autoworkers issues »

Nearly 150,000 New York City public school students are homeless

By Philip Guelpa, 24 October 2018

The rate of homelessness among public school students in America’s largest city and financial center is the highest ever recorded.

New report counts 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools

Brazil’s pseudo-left pushes for social media censorship ahead of presidential run-off

By Miguel Andrade, 24 October 2018

Brazil’s presidential run-off is marked by a frenzied rush to the right by the so-called “anti-fascist” front.

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

Australia: Over 150,000 workers protest against assault on wages and conditions

By our reporters, 24 October 2018

The unions called the rallies to divert widespread anger in the working class behind the election of state and federal Labor governments committed to the dictates of big business.

Australian workers at mass rallies speak on growing inequality, denounce Labor

By our reporters, 24 October 2018

Frankfurt, Germany: Thousands protest against housing shortage and high rents

By our correspondents, 24 October 2018

Days before the state elections in Hesse, the opposition against the right-wing policies of the establishment parties is growing.

European Commission rejects Italy’s 2019 budget

By Alexandre Lantier and Marianne Arens, 24 October 2018

The EU’s first-ever decision to formally strike down the budget of a member state points to growing class and international tensions tearing the EU apart.

UK: Report reveals widespread soil contamination after Grenfell Tower fire

By Alice Summers, 24 October 2018

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council and government health agencies have downplayed the significance of the report and refused to investigate further.

Swiss building workers strike in Ticino and Geneva

By Marianne Arens, 24 October 2018

The Swiss unions are organising toothless protests and limited strikes aimed at dissipating the militancy of workers.

PSOE and Podemos jointly present Spanish budget to the European Union

By Alejandro López, 24 October 2018

Faced with growing strikes, the PSOE-Podemos government, in a cynical attempt to win support, is proposing wage increases in a budget it knows will be voted down.

Australia: Victorian Labor government makes election pitch to big business

By David Cohen, 24 October 2018

The state Labor government has cut corporate tax rates, slashed social spending and presided over a major build-up of the police force.

New in Norwegian

En fargerevolusjon under utvikling: Vladimir Kara-Murza og Keith Gessen ved Colombia University

Clara Weiss, 22. oktober 2018

Arrangementet ved Columbia Universitys Harriman Institute var et sterkt vitnesbyrd om de fremskredne forberedelsene for en USA-støttet fargerevolusjon i Russland.

Warum sind sie wieder da?Ny bok fra Mehring-Verlag forklarer gjenkomsten av fascisme i Tyskland

våre reportere, 19. oktober 2018

Forfatteren Christoph Vandreier presenterte boka på en velbesøkt forelesning under Bokmessa i Frankfurt forrige lørdag.

New in Spanish

Los republicanos y demócratas preparan agenda bipartidista de recortes sociales y guerras

Por Patrick Martin, 24 octubre 2018

Dos semanas antes de las elecciones legislativas en Estados Unidos, se perfila en el horizonte un acuerdo reaccionario entre el Gobierno de Trump y el Partido Demócrata.

New in French

La menace par Trump de dénoncer l’accord nucléaire avec la Russie provoque l’inquiétude en Europe, les démocrates se taisent

Bill Van Auken, 24 octobre 2018

La seule critique du Parti démocrate envers Trump est qu’il n’a pas réussi à présenter une stratégie claire pour l’affrontement entre les deux puissances nucléaires majeures du monde.

« Les migrants ne sont pas des criminels, nous sommes des travailleurs internationaux ! »
La caravane de migrants et la lutte pour unir la classe ouvrière internationale

Eric London, 24 octobre 2018

La caravane prouve que la division du monde en États-nations sous le capitalisme est incompatible avec les aspirations et les besoins matériels de milliards de travailleurs.

Au milieu de la crise sur le meurtre de Khashoggi
Les « socialistes » du département d’État américain découvrent la guerre au Yémen

Barry Grey, 24 octobre 2018

L’ISO et la DSA réagissent comme une girouette politique aux vents changeants des agences de renseignement américaines en ce qui concerne le dirigeant actuel de l’Arabie saoudite.

Canada: Le syndicat des postiers lance une campagne de grève rotative

Keith Jones, 24 octobre 2018

En raison de la privatisation, de l'accélération du rythme de travail, des coupures de services et du passage à la distribution de colis, les travailleurs postaux ont subi une érosion considérable de leur niveau de vie et de leurs conditions de travail.

New in German

“Migranten sind keine Kriminellen, wir sind internationale Arbeiter!"
Die Migrantenkarawane und der Kampf für die Vereinigung der internationalen Arbeiterklasse

Eric London, 24. Oktober 2018

Die Aufteilung der Welt in Nationalstaaten unter dem Kapitalismus ist unvereinbar mit den Bestrebungen und materiellen Bedürfnissen von Milliarden von Arbeiterinnen und Arbeitern.

Trumps angedrohter Rücktritt vom INF-Vertrag löst Unruhe in Europa aus

Bill Van Auken, 24. Oktober 2018

Der einzige Kritikpunkt der Demokratischen Partei an Trump ist, dass er keine klare Strategie für eine Konfrontation zwischen den beiden größten Atommächten der Welt vorgelegt hat.

„Trident Juncture“: NATO und Bundeswehr proben Krieg gegen Russland

Philipp Frisch, 24. Oktober 2018

Das Großmanöver „Trident Juncture“ in Norwegen erhöht die Gefahr eines umfassenden Kriegs zwischen der NATO und Russland. Die Bundeswehr ist mit 10.000 Truppen und 100 Kampfpanzern daran beteiligt.

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.

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Perspective

US missile treaty withdrawal: “Prepare for nuclear war”

24 October 2018

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the INF treaty has put the world closer to nuclear annihilation than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Season in France: The human cost of the refugee crisis

By Joanne Laurier, 24 October 2018

Having assured his kids they will be welcomed in France, Abbas, a refugee from the Central African Republic, encounters the opposite: a horrible web of bureaucracy and personal abasement.

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

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

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

More arts reviews »

Commentary

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

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

Workers Struggles

Canada: Postal union launches rotating walkout campaign

By Keith Jones, 23 October 2018

Chicago Lyric Opera musicians’ strike ends with concessions deal

By Brian Brown and Jeff Lusanne, 23 October 2018

Indian court dismisses Maruti Suzuki workers’ bail application

By Keith Jones, 23 October 2018

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.

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?

More on Amazon »

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.