Union rams through deal to end Los Angeles teachers strike

By Jerry White, 23 January 2019

Before educators had time to study the deal, the United Teachers Los Angeles rushed through a vote that ignores teachers’ demands for improved wages and school funding and lower class sizes.

Los Angeles teachers denounce UTLA betrayal of strike

By our reporters, 23 January 2019

The conspiracy by United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and the Democratic Party to ram through a new contract to end the six-day strike by 33,000 educators provoked widespread anger from teachers.

An Oklahoma teacher speaks on the Los Angeles educators strike

By Andrea Peters, 23 January 2019

Scottish teachers balloted for strike action in pay dispute

By Darren Paxton, 23 January 2019

Los Angeles teachers have the right to know the details of the negotiations

A fighting strategy for California teachers

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Amid growing calls by workers for an international struggle
Companies, union appeal for federal intervention against strike in Matamoros

By our reporters, 23 January 2019

The ruling class is desperate to prevent millions of workers in the rest of Mexico and internationally from adopting the example of Matamoros.

Thousands of striking Matamoros, Mexico workers march to border to appeal to US workers

Matamoros strike threatens to shut down North American auto industry

Workers call for election of committees
Auto companies scared, parts run low across North America as strike grows in Matamoros, Mexico

Ninety three dead and dozens in critical condition from Mexico pipeline explosion

By Andrea Lobo, 23 January 2019

The tragedy is a direct result of the reactionary and militaristic policies of the López Obrador government to accelerate the privatization of the country’s oil.

US government shutdown enters second month

By Daniel de Vries, 23 January 2019

As another missed payday approaches, the warring factions of the American ruling class are no closer to settling the partial government shutdown.

Democrats reject Trump proposal to fund border wall and end US government shutdown

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Germany, France step up military, police alliance with Aachen treaty

By Alex Lantier, 23 January 2019

The treaty aims to build a German-French axis as the centre of a European Union rivaling America militarily and planning the repression of workers across Europe.

New York governor announces L train will not shut down while repairs go ahead

By Alan Whyte, 23 January 2019

The plan to keep the subway tunnel open during the repair of damage from Hurricane Sandy was unveiled by the governor without consultation with the MTA.

New Jersey state agency hands $11 billion in tax breaks to businesses and developers

By Erik Schreiber, 23 January 2019

The Economic Development Authority has provided tax incentives, supposedly to promote more jobs, without verifying whether awardees have fulfilled their obligations.

Sri Lankan president praises Philippine-style “war on drugs”

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 23 January 2019

Sirisena’s support for Duterte’s death squads and police-state violence points to Sri Lankan preparations for dictatorial methods of rule.

Minister’s resignation highlights unravelling of Australia’s ruling Coalition

By Mike Head, 23 January 2019

Kelly O’Dwyer’s announcement is another sign of political instability.

New Zealand Labour government entrenches anti-worker measures

By John Braddock, 23 January 2019

The plummeting social position of the working class is an indictment of the Labour-led government and the trade unions.

New in Russian

Стратегия интернациональной классовой борьбы и политическая борьба с капиталистической реакции в 2019 году

Джеймс Коган и Джозеф Кишор и Дэвид Норт, 23 января 2019 г.

2019 год начинается в условиях взрывного наложения геополитического, экономического и социального кризиса. По всему миру правящий класс поворачивает в сторону ультраправых и неофашистских политиков и организаций для защиты капиталистической системы. Угроза диктатуры и войны может быть остановлена только путем политической мобилизации рабочего класса на основе интернациональной социалистической стратегии.

New in Turkish

Küresel seçkinler Davos’ta toplanırken
Oxfam: 26 milyarder, insanlığın en yoksul yarısınınki kadar servete sahip

Nick Beams, 23 Ocak 2019

Rapor, geçtiğimiz yıl, dünya nüfusunun yarısını oluşturan 3,8 milyar insanın serveti yüzde 11 azalırken, dünyadaki milyarderlerin servetinin 900 milyar dolar ya da yüzde 12 arttığını gösterdi.

Meksika’da grevde olan on binlerce işçi, ABD’li işçilere seslenmek için sınıra yürüdü

Alex González, 23 Ocak 2019

İşçiler, Matamoros’taki bazı fabrikalarda, mücadeleyi yönetmek ve sendikaların bu davayı boş vaatlerle boğmasını önlemek için tabandan temsilciler seçerek ve kent çapında yeni, demokratik bir grev komitesi inşa ederek oluşturulan modeli izlemeliler.

New in Spanish

Élites globales se reúnen en Davos
Oxfam: 26 milmillonarios controlan tanta riqueza como la mitad más pobre de la humanidad

Por Nick Beams, 23 enero 2019

La caridad británica, Oxfam International reportó que la riqueza de los milmillonarios en el mundo aumentó $900 mil millones el año pasado, un aumento del 12 por ciento, mientras que la mitad de la población vio su riqueza caer 11 por ciento.

Miles de huelguistas en Matamoros, México marchan hacia la frontera para hacer un llamado a los trabajadores estadounidenses

Por Alex González, 23 enero 2019

Los obreros se reunieron en el puente fronterizo entre Matamoros, México y Brownsville, Tejas para hacer un llamado para un apoyo internacional.

China registra la tasa de crecimiento más baja desde 1990

Por Nick Beams, 23 enero 2019

El jefe de la Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas, Ning Jizhe, dijo que la economía enfrentaba una "presión a la baja" y apuntaba a un "ambiente externo complicado y severo" como resultado de la guerra comercial de Estados Unidos.

“Hecho en China 2025” en el centro de la guerra económica entre Estados Unidos y China

Por Gabriel Black, 23 enero 2019

EE.UU. considera al programa “Hecho en China 2025” como una importante amenaza a su propia dominación económica y global.

Apoyo a la huelga de maestros de Los Ángeles
Los estudiantes y la lucha por defender la educación pública

Por Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la Igualdad Social (Estados Unidos), 23 enero 2019

Los estudiantes tienen un papel crucial que desempeñar a medida que se unen a sus maestros en una lucha contra todo el sistema capitalista y el establecimiento político que impulsan el asalto a la educación pública.

Cómo el WRP traicionó al trotskismo:1973-1985
14. Todo el poder al Concejo Metropolitano del Gran Londres (GLC)

Declaración del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, 23 enero 2019

Este es el texto del análisis realizado en el verano de 1986 por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional sobre el colapso de su sección británica, el Workers Revolutionary Party.

New in Norwegian

Titusenvis av streikende arbeidere i Matamoros i Mexico marsjerer til grensa for å appellere til amerikanske arbeidere

Alex González, 23. januar 2019

Arbeidere samlet seg ved grenseovergangen mellom Matamoros i Mexico og Brownsville i Texas, USA for å appellere om internasjonal støtte.

Mens globale eliter samles i Davos
Oxfam: 26 milliardærer kontrollerer like mye rikdom som den fattigste halvparten av menneskene

Nick Beams, 23. januar 2019

Den britisk-baserte veldedighetsorganisasjonen Oxfam International rapporterer at verdens milliardærers formuer vokste med $ 900 milliarder i fjor, en økning på 12 prosent, mens 3,8 milliarder mennesker – halvparten av verdens befolkning – så sin fellesformue reduseres med 11 prosent.

Med voksende trusler om kupp bønnfaller Maduro Trump om dialog

Bill Van Auken, 23. januar 2019

I morgentimene på mandag undertrykte venezuelanske sikkerhets- og etterretningsagenter et kuppforsøk av en enhet fra Nasjonalgarden, og utløste gateprotester.

De franske «gule vestene» stepper opp sine protester samtidig som Macrons «store nasjonaldebatt» innledes

Anthony Torres, 23. januar 2019

Der de forkastet Macrons tilbud fra forrige uke om en «stor nasjonaldebatt», mobiliserte «de gule vestene» i store mengder for siste lørdagens protester.

Rapport til Davos-møtet peker på den globale kapitalismens tilspissende motsetninger

Nick Beams, 23. januar 2019

Globale eliter samles og WEF-president Børge Brende gjør oppmerksom på voksende internasjonal klassekamp og stadig mer utbredt «sosialt sinne».

New in French

Des dizaines de milliers de travailleurs en grève à Matamoros, au Mexique, marchent à la frontière pour faire appel aux travailleurs américains

Alex González, 23 janvier 2019

Les travailleurs se sont rassemblés au poste frontalier entre Matamoros, au Mexique, et Brownsville, au Texas, pour demander un soutien international.

Alors que les élites mondiales se réunissent à Davos
Oxfam: 26 milliardaires contrôlent autant de richesse que la moitié la plus pauvre de l’humanité

Nick Beams, 23 janvier 2019

L’organisation caritative Oxfam International a révélé que la richesse des milliardaires mondiaux a augmenté de 900 milliards de dollars l’année dernière, une augmentation de 12 pour cent, tandis que 3,8 milliards de personnes – la moitié de la population mondiale – ont vu leur richesse diminuée de 11 pour cent.

Royaume-Uni : Corbyn approuve un deuxième référendum après que May bloque le débat sur son plan pour le Brexit

Chris Marsden, 23 janvier 2019

À seulement 67 jours du Brexit prévu pour le 29 mars, Corbyn, une fois de plus, fait marche arrière, et s’unit à son aile droite.

Soutien à la grève des enseignants de Los Angeles
Les étudiants et la lutte pour défendre l’éducation publique

les Étudiants et jeunes internationalistes pour l’égalité sociale (États-Unis), 23 janvier 2019

Les étudiants peuvent jouer un rôle crucial en se joignant aux enseignants dans la lutte contre l’ensemble du système capitaliste et l’establishment politique menant l’assaut contre l’éducation publique.

New in German

Zum Wirtschaftsgipfel in Davos
Oxfam: 26 Milliardäre besitzen so viel Vermögen wie die ärmere Hälfte der Weltbevölkerung

Nick Beams, 23. Januar 2019

Der Oxfam-Bericht zeige, dass das Vermögen der Milliardäre dieser Welt im vergangenen Jahr um 900 Milliarden Dollar oder 12 Prozent gestiegen ist, während 3,8 Milliarden Menschen 11 Prozent ihres Vermögens eingebüßt haben.

Mexiko
Streikende aus Mexiko marschieren an die US-Grenze und appellieren an amerikanische Arbeiter

Alex González, 23. Januar 2019

Zehntausende Arbeiter versammelten sich am Grenzübergang zwischen Matamoros (Mexiko) und Brownsville (Texas) und riefen zu internationaler Unterstützung auf.

Tarifrunde der Länder: ein festgelegtes Ritual

Marianne Arens, 23. Januar 2019

Die eingespielten Tarifverhandlungen der Länder, die am Montag in Potsdam begonnen haben, dienen vor allem dem Ziel, einen wirklichen Kampf zu verhindern.

New in Hindi

सामाजिक विनाश और उन्नति रोधक राजनीतिक चालों से निबटने के लिए भारतीय श्रमिकों को क्रांतिकारी समाजवादी कार्यक्रम की ज़रूरत

दीपल जयसेकरा एवं कीथ जोन्स द्वारा, ८ जनवरी २०१९

वर्ल्ड सोशलिस्ट वेब साइट भाजपा सरकार से टक्कर लेने के लिए श्रमिकों द्वारा किसी भी जोखिम जैसे वित्तीय बलिदान और यहां तक कि गोलीबारी का सामना करने को भी तैयार रहने के दृढ़ निश्चय का स्वागत करती है।

New in Bengali

শ্রীলঙ্কার সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টির অর্ধশতবর্ষ
শ্রমিক শ্রেণীকে আন্তর্জাতিক সমাজতন্ত্র ও বৈপ্লবিক নেতৃত্বের অস্ত্র দিয়ে সজ্জিত করে তোলো!

১৬ জুন ২০১৮

চতুর্থ আন্তর্জাতিকের আন্তর্জাতিক কমিটির শ্রীলঙ্কার শাখার নাম সোশ্যালিস্ট ইকুয়ালিটি পার্টি (এস্‌-ই-পি)। আজ শ্রমিক শ্রেণীর রাজনৈতিক স্বাধীনতার এবং বিশ্ব সমাজতান্ত্রিক বিপ্লবের লড়াইয়ে এস্‌-ই-পি ৫০ বছর পূর্ণ করল। কলম্বোতে ১৯৬৮ খৃষ্টাব্দের ১৬-১৭ই জুন একটি সভায় দলটি রেভলিশনারি কমিউনিস্ট লিগ (আর-সি-এল্‌) হিসাবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়েছিল। আই-সি-এফ্-আই-এর অন্যান্য বিভাগের সঙ্গে আর-সি-এল্‌-ও ১৯৯৬ সালে এস্‌-ই-পি-তে রূপান্তরিত হয়।

New in Arabic

أصول ونتائج التحقيق الأمني الذي قامت به الأممية الرابعة

١٣ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٨

تجدون فيما يلي نص وتسجيل لمحاضرة ألقاها إريك لندن في مدينة ديترويت في ولاية ميتشيغان وفيها استعراض للتحقيق الضخم الذي أجرته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة تحت عنوان الأمن والأممية الرابعة.

New in Urdu

سرمایہ دارانہ حکمرانی کا عالمی بحران اور سوشلسٹ انقلاب کی حکمت عملی

جوزف کشوور

قومی خصوصیات خواہ کچھ بھی ہو ں، طبقاتی حکمرانی کا سیاسی بحران ہر ملک میں یکساں عالمگیر پروسس کی وجہ ہے

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Perspective

The way forward for US government workers in the fight against the shutdown

23 January 2019

The anger of US government workers locked out or forced to work without pay is growing, but neither the AFL-CIO nor the government employee unions has called for independent action by workers to fight the shutdown.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Two years of the Trump administration

By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2019

The conflict in Washington is between different right-wing factions of the ruling class. The only progressive opposition to Trump comes from the working class.

Trump at the Rubicon

More on the Trump presidency »

The Brexit crisis and the struggle for socialism

By Chris Marsden, 23 January 2019

The answer to austerity is not a pro-capitalist Labour government dedicated to rebuilding “national unity” across the Brexit divide, but the unification of workers in Britain with the working class across the continent in the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe.

Arts Review

The 2019 Academy Award nominations: Filmmaking, money and identity politics

By David Walsh, 23 January 2019

The 91st awards ceremony will be held February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Leeds’ Opera North commemorates end of World War I—Part 2
Silent Night, Songs of Love and Battle, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Last Days, Not Such Quiet Girls

By Barbara Slaughter, 23 January 2019

Opera North staged a week of performances November 30-December 7 to commemorate the end of World War I. Included were two new commissions by the company and the British premier of Silent Night.

Leeds’ Opera North commemorates end of World War I—Part 1
Silent Night, Songs of Love and Battle, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Last Days, Not Such Quiet Girls

Commentary

As global elites gather at Davos
Oxfam: 26 billionaires control as much wealth as poorest half of humanity

By Nick Beams, 22 January 2019

The Strategy of International Class Struggle and the Political Fight Against Capitalist Reaction in 2019

By James Cogan, Joseph Kishore and David North, 3 January 2019

The year 2019 begins amidst the explosive interaction of geopolitical, economic and social crises. All over the world the ruling class is turning to ultra-right and neo-fascist politicians and organizations to defend the capitalist system. The threat of dictatorship and war can be defeated only through the political mobilization of the working class on the basis of an international socialist strategy.

The global class struggle in 2019

By Joseph Kishore, 16 January 2019

One hundred years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

By Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2019

Who is Democratic Senator Kamala Harris?

By David Brown, 22 January 2019

Detroit auto show protest over GM plant closings
DSA and pseudo-left provide cover for the UAW, Democrats

By Shannon Jones, 22 January 2019

Science and social crisis in 2019

By Bryan Dyne, 19 January 2019

US-born anchor for Iranian TV jailed without charges

By Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2019

Security and the Fourth International

New book now available
Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement

By Mehring Books, 21 January 2019

The WSWS announces the release of a new book, Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, by Eric London.

The origins and findings of the Security and the Fourth International investigation

By Eric London, 14 November 2018

Seventy-eight years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

By Eric London and David North, 21 August 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Support for LA teachers’ strike
Students and the fight to defend public education

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 22 January 2019

Students have a critical role to play as they join their teachers in a fight against the entire capitalist system and political establishment that drives the assault on public education.

Autoworkers Struggles

No layoffs! No concessions!
Autoworkers call for demonstration February 9 to fight GM plant closings

By Jerry White, 12 January 2019

Ford workers at Bridgend in Wales facing 1,000 job losses

By Barry Mason, 21 January 2019

Fight the Ford layoffs! Build rank-and-file committees to unite autoworkers across Europe!

More on autoworkers issues »

Workers Struggles

“We’re the ones doing the work, moving the packages and moving the world”
Rockford, Illinois UPS workers outraged by sellout Teamsters contract

By George Marlowe, 21 January 2019

Seven-month National Grid lockout ends with USW-backed concessions

By John Marion, 21 January 2019

“Amazon is really cold-hearted to its workers”
Injured Amazon worker forced to work to avoid being fired

Ironworker killed at Amazon construction site in California

More on Amazon »

25 years ago: Framed Greyhound striker Roger Cawthra enters plea

On January 21, 1994, Roger Cawthra, a Greyhound bus driver framed up for shooting at a scab driver during the 1990 Greyhound strike, entered an Alford plea (essentially no-contest) in Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut.

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50 years ago: State of emergency declared in Spain

On January 24, 1969, Francisco Franco, Spain’s fascist dictator since 1939, declared a state of emergency that suspended civil rights in the country.

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75 years ago: Allied forces stage landings at Anzio

On January 22, 1944, Allied forces under the command of British General John Lucas began amphibious landings near the city of Anzio in Italy.

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100 years ago: Workers in Glasgow, Scotland begin general strike

On January 27, 1919, 40,000 workers in Glasgow struck, demanding a reduction in the workweek from 47 hours to 40 hours.

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The Fight Against Postmodernism

Widespread student support for beleaguered professor Peter Boghossian

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Portland State University, 17 January 2019

Portland State University threatens to fire Peter Boghossian for authoring “Grievance Studies” hoax

The “Grievance Studies” hoax exposes postmodernist charlatans

The fight against historical falsification

Right-wing Humboldt University Professor Jorg Baberowski threatens students

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019

Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
Successful start for IYSSE election campaign at Berlin’s Humboldt University

History

New study finds up to 15,000 Jews killed each day at peak of Holocaust

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2019

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Socialist Equality Party takes legal action against surveillance by German secret service

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2019

Dr. Peer Stolle, the lawyer for the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, has submitted formal notice in writing to the German Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution. The text of the letter is published here.

Obituary

In memory of Halil Celik (1961–2018)

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 2 January 2019

Halil Celik, founder and leader of the Sosyalist Eşitlik group, which supports the International Committee of the Fourth International in Turkey, died on December 31, 2018 following a serious illness.

Science

Scientific breakthrough promises to increase agricultural productivity by 40 percent

By Philip Guelpa and Thomas H. Douglass, 9 January 2019

ICFI meeting announcement

Indian Trotskyists in Kolkata to celebrate 80 years of the Fourth International

7 January 2019

The Kolkata meeting will review the essential political lessons of the protracted struggle of the Fourth International and their relevance to the fight for socialist internationalism today.

International Committee of the Fourth International

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEP (Sri Lanka)
Victory of the Trotskyists in the 1985–1986 split in the ICFI

By Saman Gunadasa and K. Ratnayake, 29 December 2018

David North addresses New Zealand meeting celebrating 80 years of the Fourth International

By our reporters, 11 December 2018

80th anniversary of the Fourth International celebrated in Melbourne with public lecture

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

By David North, 9 October 2018

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

Book Review

Rohini Hensman’s Indefensible: The ISO discovers its muse—the CIA

By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018

Rohini Hensman’s book, issued by the International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) Haymarket Books publishing house, is an endorsement of imperialist war.

Part one | Part two | Part three | Part four

Socialist Equality Party

Resolution of the SEP (UK) Fourth National Congress
The resurgence of the class struggle and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 December 2018

This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, which was held October 27-30, 2018.