15 May 2019

Trump planning nationwide military round-up of 10,000 immigrants

By Eric London, 15 May 2019

The unprecedented scope of the raid would require de facto martial law and serve as a test run for the mass arrest and detention of political dissidents.

Trump administration to evict 55,000 children of immigrants from public housing

Trump rally roars approval for call to “shoot” immigrants

Democrats line up behind Trump’s war on immigrants
NY Times demands: “Give Trump his border money”

Strong support for Toledo hospital workers as UAW isolates strike

By Tom Hall, 15 May 2019

The courageous stand taken by nurses, dietary workers, EMS staff, technicians and other hospital workers has the broad support of workers throughout the Toledo area.

Toledo, Ohio workers complete first week of strike vs. Mercy Health St. Vincent

After shouting “I’m pregnant,” woman fatally shot by Texas police officer

By Marcus Day, 15 May 2019

Video recorded by a bystander and posted to Snapchat quickly went viral, prompting widespread outrage at the horrific killing.

Duterte consolidates hold on Philippine politics in midterm election

By Joseph Santolan, 15 May 2019

The ruling class opponents to Duterte have suffered a historic defeat, securing not a single seat in the Senate.

UK Tory government maintains benefit sanctions as misery and deaths continue

By Paul Bond, 15 May 2019

There are almost daily reports of the savage human toll of the austerity agenda imposed by successive Labour and Conservative governments in the UK.

Germany: Siemens hives off energy and power plant division

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 15 May 2019

Shareholders expect jobs and working conditions to be attacked and dismantled even faster than they have been in order to boost profit rates.

Sri Lankan austerity measures to deepen after terrorist attack

By Saman Gunadasa, 15 May 2019

In its efforts to justify spending cuts, the government has adopted the slogan, “national security first.”

Australia’s central bank slashes growth forecasts

By Mike Head, 15 May 2019

Regardless of whether Labor or the Coalition wins office, the next government will be one of even more severe austerity.

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Una nueva etapa en la guerra comercial entre EUA y China

Por Nick Beams, 15 mayo 2019

La contradicción fundamental e irresoluble del capitalismo mundial, entre la economía mundial y el sistema de Estados nación, yace en el corazón de la aceleración de la guerra comercial entre EUA y China.

Trump da la bienvenida al primer ministro húngaro de extrema derecha, Orbán, a la Casa Blanca

Por Clara Weiss, 15 mayo 2019

El Gobierno de Trump busca enviar una clara señal de respaldo a la extrema derecha durante las próximas elecciones europeas.

El presidente alemán exige en conferencia en Berlín reprimir libre expresión y censurar Internet

por Johannes Stern, 15 mayo 2019

Antes de las elecciones europeas el 26 de mayo, la clase gobernante busca intensificar la censura en línea y silenciar los puntos de vista críticos.

El programa del CICI se intersecta con una nueva oleada de lucha obrera

Por Wije Dias, 15 mayo 2019

Estamos publicando aquí el texto del discurso para el Mitin Internacional En Línea por el Primero de Mayo de 2019 pronunciado por Wije Dias, el Secretario General del PSI en Sri Lanka.

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Washington pousse à la guerre contre l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 15 mai 2019

Le voyage abrupt de Pompeo à Bruxelles et le déploiement d'encore plus de moyens militaires américains dans le golfe Persique laissent présager une escalade calculée d'une crise de guerre par les États-Unis.

Une nouvelle étape dans la guerre commerciale sino-américaine

Nick Beams, 15 mai 2019

La contradiction fondamentale et insoluble du système capitaliste mondial, entre l’économie mondialisée et le système de l’État-nation, est la source de l’accélération de la guerre commerciale sino-américaine.

Grèves des travailleurs américains en 2019: plus fréquentes qu’en 2018

Jerry White, 15 mai 2019

Il y a eu 17 grèves majeures aux États-Unis jusqu'à présent en 2019, impliquant près de 230.000 employés des écoles publiques et des universités, du personnel hospitalier, des employés des supermarchés et d'autres travailleurs.

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Eine neue Stufe im Handelskrieg zwischen den USA und China

Nick Beams, 15. Mai 2019

Hinter dem eskalierenden Handelskrieg zwischen den USA und China steht der grundlegende und unlösbare Widerspruch des Weltkapitalismus zwischen Weltwirtschaft und Nationalstaatensystem.

Washington am Rand eines Kriegs gegen den Iran

Bill Van Auken, 15. Mai 2019

Pompeos Überraschungsbesuch in Brüssel und die Stationierung von weiterem US-Kriegsgerät im Persischen Golf deuten darauf hin, dass die USA die Krise bewusst zu einem Krieg eskalieren.

Berliner Studierende unterstützen Kundgebung für Julian Assange

unseren Reportern, 15. Mai 2019

Am kommenden Samstag organisieren die SGP und IYSSE die Kundgebung „Freiheit für Julian Assange“ in Berlin. An Betrieben, Universitäten und in Wohnvierteln haben Unterstützer und Mitglieder Tausende Flugblätter verteilt und Hunderte Plakate aufgehängt.

Die Verteidigung von Assange und Manning: Speerspitze des Kampfs gegen Imperialismus

Chris Marsden, 15. Mai 2019

Wir veröffentlichen hier Chris Marsdens Rede zur Internationalen Online-Maikundgebung 2019.

Folter bei der Abschiebung

Marianne Arens, 15. Mai 2019

Ein Bericht des europäischen Anti-Folter-Komitees hat aufgedeckt, mit welch brutalen Methoden die Menschen aus Deutschland deportiert werden.

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Streiker i USA overgår nivået for 2018

Jerry White, 14. mai 2019

Så langt i 2019 har det har vært 17 store streiker i USA, av nesten 230 000 lærere i offentlige skoler, universitetsansatte, sykehuspersonale, supermarkedsansatte og andre arbeidere.

Arbeiderklassen og faren for diktatur i USA

Patrick Martin, 14. mai 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi og andre toppdemokrater innrømmer at det er en «konstitusjonell krise», men de nekter å føre en seriøs kamp mot Trumps autoritære handlinger.

Sørafrikanske valg
Ramaphosa valgt til fullperiode som president, med lavt ANC-resultat

Eddie Haywood, 14. mai 2019

Valget markerer første gang i ANCs etter-apartheid-historie at partiets stemmeandel falt til under 60 prosent.

Fremtiden ligger i sosialisme

Joseph Kishore, 14. mai 2019

Vi publiserer her den norske oversettelsen av transkripsjonen av talen Joseph Kishore holdt for 2019 Online International May Day Rally.

Offentlig møte i London med krav om frihet for Julian Assange og Chelsea Manning

vår reporter, 14. mai 2019

Talere omfattet ledere fra Socialist Equality Partier i Storbritannia, Australia, USA og Tyskland, og med Clara Campos som representerte Forsvarskomitéen for Julian Assange (JADC).

“Denne administrasjonen vil åpenbart gå etter journalister”
Chelsea Manning bekrefter igjen sin nekting av å ville vitne mot Julian Assange, med ny storjurystevning som truer

Niles Niemuth, 14. mai 2019

Manning uttalte seg på CNN-programmet «Pålitelige Kilder» bare tre dager etter at hun ble løslatt fra føderalt fengsel, der hun gjorde det klart at hun vil motsette seg den nye storjurystevningen selv om det skulle bety å bli sendt tilbake til fengsel.

Free Assange NZ fordømmer hykleriet på begivenhet for markeringen av Internasjonal dag for pressefrihet

Tom Peters, 14. mai 2019

Alex Hills fra Free Assange New Zealand fordømte den britiske regjeringens «nakne hykleri» og oppfordret mediene til «å få slutt på bakvaskingene og løgnene om en antikrighelt».

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EUA ameaçam Irã com uma guerra

Keith Jones, 13 Maio 2019

O caráter imprudente e criminoso das ações de Washington é enorme. Um ataque dos EUA contra o Irã ameaça provocar uma guerra em todo o Oriente Médio e arrastar rapidamente outros países imperialistas e grandes potências ao conflito.

O “socialismo” nacionalista de Bernie Sanders

Patrick Martin, 13 Maio 2019

Sanders apresenta os trabalhadores chineses, o maior contingente da classe trabalhadora internacional, como os inimigos dos trabalhadores estadunidenses.

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Perspective

No to war against Iran!

15 May 2019

The threat of all-out war in the Middle East is greater than at any time since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and the potential consequences are far graver.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

“The IYSSE will redouble its efforts to build a mass movement of young people in Assange’s defence”

By Alice Summers, 15 May 2019

We are publishing the speech of the IYSSE representative at the May 12 meeting in London in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

“He’s not just a journalist, he’s one of the most significant journalists of all time”
Attendees at London meeting to free Assange and Manning speak out

By our reporters, 15 May 2019

Audience members at last Sunday’s meeting in London in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning spoke to reporters from the World Socialist Web Site .

Sweden reopens “preliminary investigation” and seeks extradition of Julian Assange

By Chris Marsden, 14 May 2019

“This administration clearly wants to go after journalists”
Chelsea Manning restates her refusal to testify against Julian Assange as new grand jury subpoena looms

“The Socialist Equality Party views the defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning as the spearhead of an emerging global struggle against imperialism.”

By Chris Marsden, 14 May 2019

London public meeting demands the freedom of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

Australia: Rally to defend Julian Assange held in Broadmeadows, Melbourne

By our reporters, 14 May 2019

Students in Berlin support this Saturday’s rally to defend Julian Assange

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Hunter “Meet the Candidates” Forum exposes major parties

By our reporters, 15 May 2019

SEP candidate Max Boddy said that “the elephant in this election campaign is the deafening silence on the persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.”

Factory fire symptomatic of social devastation in Calwell electorate

By Peter Byrne: SEP candidate for Calwell, 14 May 2019

A socialist program needed to halt assault on university students and staff

By Mike Head: SEP candidate for Oxley, 14 May 2019

SEP election meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane
Vote Socialist Equality Party! No to War and Austerity! For Socialism and Internationalism!

7 May 2019

Arts Review

Doris Day, prominent postwar American actress and singer, dies at 97

By David Walsh, 15 May 2019

Her most compelling performances came in films such as Young Man with a Horn (1950), Love Me or Leave Me (1955) and, above all, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

San Francisco Board of Education to decide on the fate of historic murals said to be “offensive”

By Toby Reese, 13 May 2019

Wild Nights with Emily: American poet Emily Dickinson undone by gender politics

Commentary

Five years since the poisoning of Flint’s water supply: Part two

By James Brewer, 15 May 2019

This is the second part of a two-part series drawing a balance sheet of five years of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Five years since the poisoning of Flint’s water supply: Part one

How Québec Solidaire abetted the rise of anti-Muslim chauvinism

By Richard Dufour, 15 May 2019

Québec Solidaire’s volte-face on discriminatory measures is to try to cover its tracks under conditions where it is increasingly being discredited as an accomplice of the far right.

Trump says he reported $1.17 billion in losses over 10 years to evade paying taxes

By E.P. Milligan, 14 May 2019

A new stage in the US-China trade war

By Nick Beams, 14 May 2019

Washington pushes to brink of war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2019

Republicans launch “anti-Semitism” smear campaign against Representative Rashida Tlaib

The social crisis and the global eruption of US imperialism

German president calls for clampdown on freedom of speech, internet censorship at Berlin conference

By Johannes Stern, 14 May 2019

The German ruling class fears the spectre of socialism

The working class and the threat of dictatorship in the US

By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2019

Faculty at Chicago’s DePaul University condemn professor’s anti-democratic, militarist comments on Middle East

South African elections
Ramaphosa elected to full term as president amid record low ANC vote

India’s election and the revolutionary program to oppose austerity, war and communal reaction

Science

A million species threatened with extinction, UN-backed report warns

By Daniel de Vries, 14 May 2019

The comprehensive study of biodiversity called for “transformative change” to protect nature and humanity.

International Online May Day Rally 2019

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight for socialism

By David North, 6 May 2019

The future lies in socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 13 May 2019

On May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

Workers Struggles

The teachers’ revolt and the fight for social equality

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 14 May 2019

Three years ago, Detroit teachers were the first to organize sickouts and protests that exposed the crisis of public education to a national and international audience.

“I am ready to stay out and not going back in until we get everything we need”
More than 20,000 participate in Oregon walkouts for public education

Strikes by US workers outpacing rate in 2018

By Jerry White, 13 May 2019

The Uber IPO: Billions for investors, increased exploitation for workers

More on the class struggle in the US »

GM workers denounce deals to “save” token jobs in Lordstown and Oshawa

By Shannon Jones, 10 May 2019

“The UAW sold us down the river”
Fiat Chrysler uses robocall to announce more layoffs at Belvidere, Illinois, plant

More on autoworkers struggles »

25 years ago: Teamsters cut off strike benefits for freight drivers

On May 17, 1994, the executive board of the Teamsters union approved the cutoff of $200-per-week strike pay following the betrayal of the freight drivers’ strike in April.

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50 years ago: Chinese-Malay clashes after Malaysian election

On May 13, 1969, following national elections that resulted in a sharply reduced majority for the ruling Malay-dominated Alliance Party, riots broke out in Kuala Lumpur that targeted and attacked Chinese neighborhoods.

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75 years ago: Stalin deports the Crimean Tatars

On May 17, 1944, the Soviet secret police, at the direction of Stalin, launched a three-day punitive operation rounding up the entire population of 500,000 Crimean Tatars.

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100 years ago: Canadian workers begin general strike in Winnipeg

On May 15, 1919, more than 30,000 workers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, walked off the job in support of a strike by metal tradesmen which began on May 6.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE in US holds successful meetings on postmodernism and identity politics

By our reporters, 10 May 2019

”Dictatorships as alternative political orders?”—We say no!
Student Parliament at Humboldt University condemns Jörg Baberowski’s right-wing think tank

European elections

“Join the fight for a united socialist Europe!”
Socialist Equality Party (SGP) publishes campaign video for European Elections

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 April 2019

The European elections and the revival of class struggle

History

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China—Part One

By Peter Symonds, 4 May 2019

One hundred years since the May 4 movement in China—Part Two

New York Times column falsifies legacy of Eugene Debs

By Tom Mackaman, 30 April 2019

The Fight Against Fascism

“If you agree with our analysis, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do.”
David North speaks on the threat of fascism

By David North, 20 April 2019

Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist Jörg Baberowski

By David North, 10 April 2019

More on the fight against fascism »

Lessons of the Matamoros workers' rebellion

New trade union bureaucracies or rank-and-file workers’ power?
Lessons of the Matamoros workers’ rebellion: Part one

By Andrea Lobo, 25 March 2019

The ongoing strike wave on the US-Mexico border provides critical lessons for the incipient movement of the working class on an international scale.

International Committee of the Fourth International

Indian Trotskyists hold Kolkata public meeting to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Fourth International

By our correspondents, 13 March 2019

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

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

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