As lame duck Congress convenes
Democrats seek agreements with Trump administration

By Patrick Martin, 13 November 2018

The likely leader of the new Democratic-controlled House, Nancy Pelosi, has dismissed opposition to Trump’s war on immigrants, saying Democrats should not “take the bait.”

After midterm elections, Democrats call for bipartisan unity with Trump

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

“Someone is getting paid millions to provoke racism and hatred”
US autoworkers oppose anti-immigrant campaign

By WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 13 November 2018

Autoworkers in the Detroit area contacted by the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter spoke forcefully against the attempts by the Trump administration to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria.

Fort Wayne GM worker alleges UAW-management collusion in unjust termination

Prosecutor points to UAW “culture of corruption” as union officials face sentencing

More on autoworkers issues »

Following state election defeats
Germany’s grand coalition closes ranks and steps up right-wing offensive

By Johannes Stern, 13 November 2018

Germany’s grand coalition has responded to growing opposition to its policies by intensifying its programme of militarism, rearmament and welfare cuts.

Bitter US-European tensions mark centenary of World War I armistice in Paris

The case of Hans-Georg Maassen and the struggle against police-state repression in Germany

BlackRock boss Merz applies to head Germany’s ruling CDU

Thousands protest Trump’s visit to Paris for centenary of World War I armistice

By our reporters, 13 November 2018

During the US president’s visit on November 11, thousands of people came out on Republic Square to protest war and austerity.

Polish government officials march with the far-right

By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2018

The open alignment of the Polish government with fascist forces is symptomatic of the extreme shift to the right of the European ruling class.

Sri Lankan political crisis deepens: Prime minister splits from president

By W.A. Sunil, 13 November 2018

None of the factions of the ruling class will defend the basic rights of working people, but will ruthlessly impose the austerity dictates of the IMF and big business.

“It’s about safety but the train operating companies want to save money”
UK rail worker speaks to the WSWS about dispute over Driver Only Operated trains

By our reporter, 13 November 2018

Rail workers in the UK have been fighting for over two years against the plans by the private rail franchises to introduce Driver Only Operated (DOO) trains.

Australian Socialist Equality Party National Secretary James Cogan addresses Grenfell Fire Forum

By our reporter, 13 November 2018

Cogan explained that a fire engulfing an entire apartment building could happen in hundreds of cities around the world.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro prepares most right-wing government since end of US-backed dictatorship

By Miguel Andrade, 13 November 2018

While Bolsonaro prepares his extreme right-wing government, the defeated Workers Party is attempting to find common ground with his opponents within Brazil’s ruling circles.

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

Fujimori’s new detention sets reconfiguration of Peruvian politics

By Armando Cruz, 13 November 2018

The leader of Fuerza Popular (FP), Keiko Fujimori, was sentenced to 36 months of “preventive detention” while being investigated in the Odebrecht scandal.

New York teachers union pushes through concessions contract

By Steve Light, 13 November 2018

The United Federation of Teachers rammed through a contract that includes below inflation rate wages in order to prevent a strike in the largest school district in America.

“The UFT says there is no giveback but there is plenty giveback”
New York teachers angry as union hides givebacks in new contract

By Steve Light, 13 November 2018

Quebec: Talks to resume in ABI lockout under threat of state-imposed concessions contract

By Laurent Lafrance, 13 November 2018

USW leaders have repeatedly proclaimed their readiness to make major concessions, and are now signaling they will collaborate with Alcoa in slashing jobs.

Ex-Australian Labor Party leader joins far-right anti-immigrant One Nation

By Mike Head, 13 November 2018

The Hanson-Latham union is another stark example of the intense efforts being made to push the entire parliamentary establishment further in a Trump-style direction.

Australia: Welfare cut leaves asylum seekers facing destitution

By Max Newman, 13 November 2018

A new report shows that nearly 80 percent of those cut off benefits are at risk of homelessness.

New in French

Des tensions âpres entre les États-Unis et l’Europe marquent le centenaire de l’armistice de la Première Guerre mondiale à Paris

Alex Lantier, 13 novembre 2018

Les chefs d’État de 70 pays se sont réunis à Paris pour marquer le centenaire de la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale, mais l’ombre des conflits croissants entre les grandes puissances planait sur ce rassemblement.

Des milliers de manifestants contre la venue de Trump à Paris le 11 novembre

nos reporters, 13 novembre 2018

Pendant la visite du président américain à Paris, dimanche, plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté leur opposition, place de la République.

L’armistice du 11 novembre 1918 et les leçons pour aujourd’hui

Nick Beams, 13 novembre 2018

Quand les armes se sont tues il y a 100 ans, cela n’a pas mis pas fin à l’effusion de sang et au carnage, ce fut simplement la conclusion de la première phase de ce qui allait devenir une guerre internationale de trente ans entre les grandes puissances capitalistes.

Une enseignante mobilisée s'exprime sur l'austérité de Macron et les luttes

nos reporters, 13 novembre 2018

Des journalistes du WSWS ont rencontré Nadia, une enseignante dans un lycée professionnel de la région parisienne mobilisée hier contre les réformes de Macron.

Les enseignants mobilisés face à l'attaque de Macron sur l’Education nationale

Anthony Torres, 13 novembre 2018

C'était le première fois que l'ensemble des syndicats appelaient à une journée de mobilisation dans l'Education nationale depuis 2011.

Les négociations américano-chinoises révélent l’aggravation de l’épreuve de force

Peter Symonds, 13 novembre 2018

Pendant des années, d’abord sous Obama, puis sous Trump, les États-Unis se sont engagés dans un effort agressif pour saper économiquement la Chine et l’encercler militairement en vue d’une guerre.

New in Turkish

I. Dünya Savaşı ateşkesinin 100. yıldönümünde, ABD ile Avrupa arasında sert gerilimler

Alex Lantier, 13 Kasım 2018

Macron, geride bıraktığı 10 milyon ölüyü, 6 milyon sakatı, 3 milyon dulu, 6 milyon yetimi ve milyonlarca sivil kaybı bir kenara atarak, güya Fransa’nın sınıfsal bölünmelerinin üstesinden gelmede yurtseverliğe olanak sağladığı gerekçesiyle savaşı övdü.

New in German

Der Waffenstillstand vom 11. November 1918 und die Lehren für heute

Nick Beams, 13. November 2018

Das Schweigen der Waffen vor 100 Jahren war nicht das Ende des Blutvergießens, sondern nur der Abschluss der ersten Phase dessen, was zu einem dreißigjährigen internationalen Krieg zwischen den kapitalistischen Großmächten werden sollte.

100 Jahre Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs:
Erbitterte amerikanisch-europäische Spannungen zur Feier des Waffenstillstands in Paris

Alex Lantier, 13. November 2018

Die Feiern zum Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs in Paris, an denen Staatsoberhäupter aus siebzig Ländern teilnahmen, waren überschattet von den zunehmenden Konflikten zwischen den Großmächten.

Novemberrevolution 1918: Steinmeier verteidigt Bündnis von SPD und Reaktion

Peter Schwarz, 13. November 2018

In einer Rede im Bundestag zum hundertsten Jahrestag der Novemberrevolution rechtfertigte der Bundestagspräsident die Niederschlagung der sozialistischen Revolution.

Die grüne Staatspartei

Ulrich Rippert, 13. November 2018

Auf ihrem Europa-Parteitag vollzogen die Grünen am vergangenen Wochenende einen deutlichen Rechtsruck.

Münster: Prozess gegen SS-Wachmann im KZ Stutthof hat begonnen

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 13. November 2018

Der ehemalige SS-Mann Johann R. ist der Beihilfe zum hundertfachen Mord im Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslager Stutthof in der Nähe von Danzig angeklagt.

New in Spanish

El armisticio del 11 de noviembre de 1918 y las lecciones para hoy

Por Nick Beams, 13 noviembre 2018

El acallamiento de las armas hace 100 años no puso fin a la sangría y carnicería, sino que fue solo la conclusión de la primera fase de lo que sería una guerra internacional de treinta años entre las principales potencias capitalistas.

Cifra de muertos sube a 31
El incendio forestal en California se convierte en el más letal y destructivo en la historia del estado

Por David Brown, 13 noviembre 2018

La infraestructura social, incluyendo los departamentos de bomberos, han sido vaciados de recursos por décadas, mientras son encauzados billones de dólares a las cuentas bancarias de los ricos.

Amargas tensiones entre Estados Unidos y Europa marcan el centenario del armisticio de la Primera Guerra Mundial en París

Por Alex Lantier, 13 noviembre 2018

Los jefes de estado de 70 países se reunieron en París para conmemorar el centenario del fin de la Primera Guerra Mundial bajo la sombra de los crecientes conflictos entre las grandes potencias.

Negociaciones entre EUA y China dan señal de empeoramiento del conflicto

Por Peter Symonds, 13 noviembre 2018

Por varios años, primero bajo Obama y ahora bajo Trump, Estados Unidos ha estado intentado socavar económicamente a China y rodearla con fuerzas militares en preparación para una guerra.

Ian David Long, el asesino de Thousand Oaks, California:
Probable víctima de Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático

Por Rafael Azul, 13 noviembre 2018

“Entrenamos a una generación a ser lo más violenta posible. Esperamos luego que regresen y estén bien…. no respondemos a sus necesidades.

Al otro lado del viento, de Orson Welles: una película con 48 años de realización

Por David Walsh, 13 noviembre 2018

El 2 de noviembre, Netflix estrenó Al otro lado del viento, una película dirigida por Orson Welles, que murió en 1985. El material fue filmado, con muchas pausas y retrasos y cambios en los lugares de rodaje, de agosto de 1970 a enero de 1976.

New in Norwegian

Våpenhvilen den 11. november 1918 og lærdommene for idag

Nick Beams, 12. november 2018

Opphøret av kanontordenen for 100 år siden var ikke slutten på årelatingen og blodbadet, men ganske enkelt slutten av første fasen av det som skulle bli en trettiårig internasjonal krig mellom de vesentlige kapitalistmaktene.

Bitre USA-Europa spenninger preget hundreårsmarkeringen av våpenhvilen etter Første verdenskrig i Paris

Alex Lantier, 12. november 2018

Statsoverhoder fra 70 land samlet seg i Paris for å markere hundreårsdagen for våpenhvilen etter Første verdenskrig, i skyggen av stigende konflikter mellom stormaktene.

IBMs oppkjøp av Red Hat understreker teknologigigantenes voksende makt

Mike Ingram, 10. november 2018

Med sitt oppkjøp av Red Hat, et åpen-kildekode-Linux-foretak, håper IBM å kunne konkurrere med de rivaliserende teknologigigantene Amazon, Microsoft og Google, spesielt i området militære sky-kontrakter.

New in Russian

Депопуляция Украины

Джейсон Мелановски, 10 ноября 2018 г.

Спустя боле четверти века после упразднения СССР эмиграция из Украины не сокращается, поскольку рабочие уезжают за границу, спасаясь от нищеты и войны.

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.

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Perspective

Great powers commemorate First World War, and plan the next one

13 November 2018

The talk by Merkel and Macron of the “tragedy” and “suicide” of World War I could not hide the fact that the imperialist powers are engaged in active preparations for a new and deadly world military conflict.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The armistice of November 11, 1918 and the lessons for today

By Nick Beams, 12 November 2018

The silencing of the guns 100 years ago was not the end of the bloodshed and carnage but was simply the conclusion of the first phase of what was to become a thirty-year international war between the major capitalist powers.

French President Macron hails fascist dictator Philippe Pétain

By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2018

One hundred years since the November Revolution in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 9 November 2018

History of the Fourth International

David North lecture tour
Nearly 100 attend meeting in New York City on the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 13 November 2018

David North spoke on the need for a scientific understanding of history to an audience at New York University composed of workers, students and professionals from the New York and New Jersey area.

David North lecture tour
More than 100 attend meeting at MIT on anniversary of the Fourth International

By Kate Randall, 9 November 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.

Friday, November 30, 6pm for 6:30. Admission free, please RSVP to Gleebooks.

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

6 November 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

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

13 November 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature

After campaign of threats and intimidation, Teamsters announces “yes” vote on sellout UPS Freight contract

By Will Morrow, 12 November 2018

Break the isolation of UPS Freight workers! Form rank-and-file committees to unite workers against the company!

“The Teamsters union is with the company”
UPS workers oppose Teamsters isolation of freight division, call for united struggle

More on the struggle at UPS »

Trudeau threatens to criminalize Canada Post strike

By Roger Jordan, 10 November 2018

Commentary

Sheffield Labour Students cancels anti-war meeting, citing police investigation of anti-Semitism allegations

By Laura Tiernan, 12 November 2018

US multinationals dodge $180 billion in taxes on foreign profits per year

By Barry Grey, 10 November 2018

Tensions mount over US election contests in Florida, Georgia, Arizona

By Fred Mazelis, 10 November 2018

More on US politics »

Asylum ban: Trump eliminates right to asylum for immigrants crossing without documentation

By Eric London, 9 November 2018

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

More on the attack on immigrants »

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

By Barry Grey, 6 November 2018

Arts Review

The Hate U Give: Police brutality in America and its consequences

By Nick Barrickman, 12 November 2018

House of Cards Season 6: The King is dead, long live the Queen!

By Joanne Laurier, 10 November 2018

25 years ago: Abacha stages military coup in Nigeria

On November 17, 1993, General Sani Abacha, the minister of defense, removed interim President Ernest Shonekan through a military coup and declared himself president.

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50 years ago: US military begins new Laos bombing campaign

On November 15, 1968, the US military began Operation Commando Hunt, with the mission of destroying the Ho Chi Minh trail, the main supply route from North Vietnam through parts of Laos and into South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Nazi troops capture the Greek island of Leros

On November 16, 1943, Allied forces, including British and Italian troops, surrendered control of the Greek island of Leros to Nazi troops after over a month of fighting.

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100 years ago: First American pro-Bolshevik newspaper is published

On November 16, 1918, members of the left wing of the American Socialist Party began to publish the Revolutionary Age to explain the ideas of Bolshevism to socialist-minded American workers.

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Mehring Books

David North in conversation with Nick Beams
Book launch of The Heritage We Defend in Sydney, Australia

9 November 2018

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.

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Significant vote for SEP candidate Niles Niemuth in Michigan’s 12th district

By our reporters, 8 November 2018

Final campaign meeting for Niles Niemuth reviews experiences from campaigning

By our reporters, 7 November 2018

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

Democratic Party mailer removes SEP candidate Niles Niemuth from sample ballot

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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

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

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Watch: Two Hundred Years Since the Birth of Karl Marx

By Nick Beams, 31 October 2018

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

By our reporters, 31 October 2018

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.

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


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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.