Trump steps up anti-immigrant campaign on eve of US election

By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2018

The move to shut down DACA is the latest effort to attack the democratic rights of immigrants.

US escalates illegal economic war on the people of Iran

By Keith Jones, 6 November 2018

Speaking like a mafia don, Pompeo offered Iran “a choice” between making a “180-degree turn from its outlaw course of action” and seeing “its economy crumble.”

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

US expands illegal, unilateral sanctions against Iran

New York Times ramps up smear campaign against Julian Assange

By Tom Hall, 6 November 2018

The latest round of slanders is aimed at preparing public opinion for an eventual indictment of the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges.

Ecuador’s government cuts off all access to Julian Assange

More on the campaign to free Julian Assange »

Chinese president denounces “law of the jungle” on trade

By Nick Beams, 6 November 2018

The Chinese president’s speech was an attempt to secure allies in the deepening trade war with the US.

Sri Lankan crisis: SLFP holds rally to defend political coup

By K. Ratnayake, 6 November 2018

Sirisena and Rajapakse appeared on the same platform, praising each other to the hilt, as major global powers press for the reconvening of parliament.

Sri Lankan political crisis: Pseudo-left NSSP promotes UNP campaign

Fight for a socialist solution to the political crisis in Sri Lanka

Wigneswaran’s Tamil People’s Alliance: A trap for Sri Lankan workers

By K. Nesan and V. Gnana, 6 November 2018

Amid an international radicalization of the working class, the TPA aims to divide workers along ethnic lines and block the growth of the Socialist Equality Party.

More on the crisis in Sri Lanka »

Judge rejects push by Daily Telegraph to amend its defence in Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

By Linda Tenenbaum, 6 November 2018

Justice Wigney sharply warned that the presence of a previously unheard of witness would “egregiously prejudice Mr Rush.”

Geoffrey Rush defamation trial against Murdoch media begins in Sydney

School support workers vote to strike in rural district in Washington state

By Hector Cordon, 6 November 2018

This action comes roughly two months after a wave of walkouts and strike votes in the state were isolated and defeated by the unions.

Homelessness in London: Rough sleeping increases, removal of families from the city doubles

By Paul Bond, 6 November 2018

Labour mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged to build a paltry 10,000 council homes over the next four years while there are around 250,000 Londoners on housing waiting lists.

Spanish media promotes far-right VOX party

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 6 November 2018

VOX has no mass base. According to the latest polls by the state-funded CIS, the party would poll just 1.6 percent if Spanish national elections were called now.

Catalan separatists indicted for rebellion, facing jail for up to 25 years

New Caledonia referendum rejects independence from France

By John Braddock, 6 November 2018

The vote against independence will do nothing to resolve the legacy of colonialism and deep social divisions in the French Pacific territory.

Australian union officials use Newcastle rally to whitewash their betrayals

By Terry Cook, 6 November 2018

Speakers presented a series of sell-outs and regressive enterprise agreements as “victories.”

Australian workers at union rally oppose attacks on conditions, criticise Labor Party

By Terry Cook, 6 November 2018

New in Portuguese

A vitória de Bolsonaro e o colapso do Partido dos Trabalhadores

Bill Van Auken, 6 de novembro de 2018

A eleição do fascista ex-capitão do exército sinaliza uma grande guinada à direita da classe dominante brasileira.

Quem é responsável pela ascensão do fascista Bolsonaro no Brasil?

Bill Van Auken, 6 de novembro de 2018

Uma série de grupos da pseudo-esquerda, muitos dos quais envolvidos na fundação do PT, estão defendendo o voto nesse partido capitalista de direita contra Bolsonaro.

O caminho na luta contra o perigo da extrema-direita na Alemanha

Ulrich Rippert e Johannes Stern, 6 de novembro de 2018

A enorme manifestação do último final de semana em Berlin expressou ampla oposição popular ao retorno do fascismo e do militarismo na Alemanha.

A ameaça da extrema-direita no Brasil e a responsabilidade do Partido dos Trabalhadores

Bill Van Auken, 6 de novembro de 2018

Os impressionantes 46% de votos válidos obtido pelo fascista ex-capitão do exército Jair Bolsonaro no primeiro turno da eleição brasileira é o resultado de décadas de traições do Partido dos Trabalhadores e seus cúmplices e defensores da pseudo-esquerda.

New in French

En invitant Trump à Paris, Macron évoque le fascisme et les années 1930

Alexandre Lantier, 6 novembre 2018

Macron invite le président d’extrême-droite américain, tout en critiquant le néo-fascisme européen comme un danger pour les intérêts impérialistes européens.

Élections de mi-mandat aux États-Unis: Les enjeux politiques auxquels la classe ouvrière est confrontée

Joseph Kishore, 6 novembre 2018

Quel que soit le résultat, les élections ouvriront la voie à un nouveau glissement de la politique américaine vers la droite.

L’Europe et l’Amérique s’opposent au sujet de la guerre économique de Washington contre l’Iran

Keith Jones, 6 novembre 2018

L’imposition par Washington de nouvelles sanctions radicales à l’Iran – visant à étrangler son économie et à provoquer un « changement de régime » – constitue une géopolitique mondiale en ébullition.

Les séparatistes catalans accusés de rébellion risquent une peine de 25 ans de prison

Alejandro López, 6 novembre 2018

Les procès, organisés sous le gouvernement dirigé par le Parti socialiste, devraient commencer au début de 2019.

Royaume-Uni : la police ouvre une enquête sur un prétendu antisémitisme au sein du Parti travailliste

Robert Stevens, 6 novembre 2018

Les fanatiques pro-sionistes ont été en mesure de poursuivre leur campagne pour éjecter le leader travailliste Jeremy Corbyn uniquement à cause du refus de ce dernier de s’y opposer.

New in Spanish

En víspera de las elecciones legislativas en EUA: los problemas políticos para la clase obrera

Por Joseph Kishore, 6 noviembre 2018

Independientemente del resultado, las elecciones darán paso a un giro a la derecha en la política estadounidense.

Europa y Estados Unidos en forcejeo por guerra económica de Washington contra Irán

Por Keith Jones, 6 noviembre 2018

La imposición de Washington de nuevas y devastadores sanciones contra Irán que buscan ahorcar su economía y provocar un cambio de régimen está estremeciendo la geopolítica mundial.

Dos trabajadores murieron al colapsar una pared en una bodega de Amazon en Baltimore

Por E.P. Milligan, 6 noviembre 2018

Las precauciones básicas de seguridad son ignoradas rutinariamente en las instalaciones de Amazon en todo el mundo.

Doscientos años desde el nacimiento de Karl Marx

Por Nick Beams, 6 noviembre 2018

Esta conferencia fue pronunciada por Nick Beams, un miembro del Consejo Editorial Internacional del World Socialist Web Site, en varias universidades australianas en septiembre y octubre de 2018.

New in German

Zeltstädte für Immigranten und rechter Terror: Der neue Normalzustand in Amerika

Eric London, 5. November 2018

Widerstand gegen die zunehmende politische Gewalt und die Diktaturvorbereitungen setzt voraus, mit der Demokratischen Partei zu brechen und die amerikanische und internationale Arbeiterklasse zu mobilisieren.

Erfolgreiche Veranstaltung zum 80. Jahrestag der Vierten Internationale in Berlin

unseren Reportern, 5. November 2018

David North zeigte auf, dass all die Fragen, die vor 80 Jahren zur Gründung der Vierten Internationale führten, heute auf einem globalen Level wieder aufbrechen.

Europawahl 2018
Gegen die EU, soziale Ungleichheit, Faschismus und Krieg!Für Sozialismus und die Einheit der europäischen Arbeiterklasse!

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 5. November 2018

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei hat auf einem Parteitag am 20./21. Oktober beschlossen, an der Europawahl vom 26. Mai 2019 teilzunehmen, und die Kandidaten für die bundesweite Wahlliste gewählt. Die folgende Resolution erklärt, welche Ziele die SGP dabei verfolgt und welche Aufgaben sie sich stellt.

Italien: Proteste und Streiks gegen die Regierung

Allison Smith, 5. November 2018

Vergangene Woche kam es in ganz Italien zu Streiks und Protesten gegen die Koalitionsregierung aus Lega und Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung. In Rom demonstrierten fast 10.000 Menschen gegen die Bürgermeisterin Virginia Raggi (M5S).

Ungarn erklärt Obdachlose zu Kriminellen

Markus Salzmann, 5. November 2018

Mit Haftstrafen für Obdachlose und Zwangsarbeit für Sozialhilfeempfänger knüpft die ungarische Regierung von Viktor Orbán an die barbarischen Praktiken des Faschismus und des Frühkapitalismus an.

New in Norwegian

Teltbyer for innvandrere og høyreorientert terror: Den nye normen i USA

Eric London, 3. november 2018

For å få stoppet veksten av politisk vold og dreiningen mot diktatur må det et brudd til med Det demokratiske partiet, og en mobilisering av den enorme makten i den amerikanske og internasjonale arbeiderklassen.

Washington pålegger Venezuela og Cuba nye sanksjoner

Bill Van Auken, 3. november 2018

Boltons tale om Trump-administrasjonens Latin-Amerika-politikk var så godt som et krav om regimeendring i Cuba, Venezuela og Nicaragua.

Trump-manøvrer i forkant av samtaler med Kinas president Xi

Nick Beams, 3. november 2018

Målet er enten å presse frem store kinesiske innrømmelser, eller om ikke det går, skape de beste betingelsene for en fortsettelse med handelskrigstiltak.

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Perspective

White House report on socialism
The specter of Marx haunts the American ruling class

6 November 2018

The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

On the eve of the US midterm elections: The political issues facing the working class

By Joseph Kishore, 5 November 2018

Regardless of the outcome, the elections will set the stage for a further shift of US politics to the right.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Vote Niles Niemuth, Socialist Equality Party, for US House of Representatives in Michigan’s 12th district!

6 November 2018

The WSWS urges all its readers who reside in the 12th Congressional District of Michigan to cast a class-conscious vote for the only socialist candidate in the 2018 elections.

Democratic Party mailer removes SEP candidate Niles Niemuth from sample ballot

By our reporter, 5 November 2018

Christine Assange, mother of persecuted WikiLeaks publisher, endorses Niles Niemuth, SEP candidate for Congress

By our reporter, 3 November 2018

Who are Gary Walkowicz and the Working Class Party?

Obama stumps for Democrats in Michigan: A legacy of social devastation

Oppose Trump’s attacks on immigrants! Defend the migrant caravan!

“It is like a pyramid scheme and we’re the worker ants at the bottom”
Amazon workers in Downriver Michigan speak to SEP candidate Niles Niemuth

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Commentary

ISO covers up Workers Party role in Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil

By Miguel Andrade and Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2018

The ISO views the Brazilian events through the prism of its own support for the Democrats and its cover-up of the reactionary basis of their opposition to Trump.

Bolsonaro’s victory and the debacle of Brazil’s Workers Party

Democratic candidates praise Trump’s attacks on immigrants as troops arrive at the border

By Eric London, 5 November 2018

New York Times tries to shame “disillusioned young voters” into supporting the Democrats

By Barry Grey, 2 November 2018

Abigail Spanberger: CIA Democrat for Virginia’s 7th District

A wolf in wolf’s clothing: West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda

What is to be done about the plutocrats?

By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2018

Washington calls for Yemen ceasefire as Saudis escalate siege of Hodeidah

By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2018

One year of the #MeToo movement

By David Walsh, 19 October 2018

New York Times celebrates downfall of 201 “powerful men:” The ugly face of the #MeToo campaign

Exclusive Report

Child detainees speak out: “I just wanted a hug from someone”
The view from inside America’s child immigrant detention shelters

By our reporters, 1 November 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The way forward for young people: Not Democratic Party politics, but the fight for socialism!

By Genevieve Leigh, 6 November 2018

The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.

Against the right-wing attacks of university administrators and the far-right
Successful solidarity event for the student union of Humboldt University

By our reporters, 2 November 2018

Workers Struggles

Work stoppages by Argentine air cabin crew members lead to flight cancellations
Workers Struggles: The Americas

6 November 2018

A surprise walkout by workers at three airlines on November 2 over downsizing led to number of flight cancellations at Jorge Newbery terminal outside of Buenos Aires.

Chicago charter school teachers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike

By Kristina Betinis, 5 November 2018

As workers’ opposition grows to Teamsters contract, UPS Freight prepares for strike

By Will Morrow, 3 November 2018

Chicago Teamsters local announces end to UPS contract extension

More on the struggle at UPS »

“They are trying to outsource to cut costs and pit us against each other”
Allison Transmission workers speak out on UAW-management collaboration

By George Kirby and Shannon Jones, 3 November 2018

GM makes record quarterly profit as US corporations accelerate cost-cutting

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

More on autoworkers issues »

As US Steel and ArcelorMittal announce booming profits, the United Steelworkers pushes sellout deals

By our reporters, 3 November 2018

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

More on Steelworkers Struggles »

Canada Post workers’ rotating strike briefly extended to Montreal

By our reporters, 2 November 2018

Canadian postal workers criticize ineffectual rotating walkouts

Canada: Postal union launches rotating walkout campaign

History of the Fourth International

David North begins US speaking tour in Michigan to mark 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 25 October 2018

David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, spoke on the lessons of the 20th century, the attack on Marxism and the fight for socialism today.

Meetings this week in Cambridge and New York!

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.

Indian Trotskyists to hold meeting on 80 years of the Fourth International

6 November 2018

The meeting in Chennai, which will also mark 50 years of Sri Lanka’s SEP, will outline the lessons of the protracted struggle for Trotskyism in South Asia and internationally.

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

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

By David North, 3 September 2018

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

19 October 2018

Arts Review

HBO’s The Night Of: An intelligent, gripping legal drama

By Carlos Delgado, 5 November 2018

The Wife: A Nobel Prize winner exposed

By Benjamin Mateus, 3 November 2018

What do Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life and Jesse Peretz’s Juliet, Naked have in common?

Two short films: The Overcoat, based on the Nikolai Gogol story, and Detainment, about the Jamie Bulger murder case

25 years ago: Castro speech, “We are becoming bourgeois”

In a speech to an audience of foreign businessmen on November 6, 1993, Cuban President Fidel Castro declared that his government was learning the ways of the capitalist world but still had extensive work to do in enforcing discipline on the Cuban working class.

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50 years ago: Nixon wins US presidential election

Republican nominee Richard Nixon won the US presidential election held on November 5, 1968, with only a narrow margin in the popular vote, but with a comfortable margin of 301 to 191 in the Electoral College.

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75 years ago: Soviet Red Army liberates Kiev

On November 6, 1943, the Red Army took control of decisive sections of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, amid heavy fighting with German forces which had occupied the city for the previous three years.

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100 years ago: Germany signs armistice with Allies, ending the First World War

On November 11, 1918, the German government, now a republic led by Friedrich Ebert, a Social Democrat who had supported the war aims of German imperialism, capitulated to the overwhelming power of an Allied offensive on the Western Front and signed a formal surrender.

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Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Watch: Two Hundred Years Since the Birth of Karl Marx

By Nick Beams, 31 October 2018

This lecture was delivered by Nick Beams, a member of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, at several Australian universities during September and October 2018.

Nick Beams delivers successful lectures on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx at Australian universities

By our reporters, 31 October 2018

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

Science

World vertebrate populations have fallen 60 percent since 1970

By Bryan Dyne, 1 November 2018

The latest Living Planet Report demonstrates the far-reaching implications of human activity on both the climate and the degradation of the natural environment.

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 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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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

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

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.