Kicking off his presidential campaign
Biden makes right-wing plea for “unity” with Republicans

By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2019

At the kickoff rally for his campaign, the Democratic frontrunner avoided any mention of the growth of social inequality or the domination of a financial aristocracy over America.

Trump manoeuvres in economic war against China

By Nick Beams, 20 May 2019

US intelligence chiefs have held meetings with major American companies, providing them with classified information to warn of the dangers of doing business in China.

Far-right Alternative for Germany sets the tone for German Grand Coalition government

By Johannes Stern, 20 May 2019

With its new legislative package, the grand coalition government of the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) is implementing the policy of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Missouri becomes the latest state to pass punitive anti-abortion legislation

By Kate Randall, 20 May 2019

Trump's appointment of two anti-abortion justices to the high court has emboldened anti-abortion zealots, who hope this action will shift the court in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade.

As UAW starts closed-door talks with management
Toledo hospital strikers call for broader mobilization

By Shannon Jones, 20 May 2019

The hospital workers, members of the UAW, who have been supported on their picket line by other sections of UAW workers, must break through the union's straitjacket and broaden their struggle further.

Amid declining real wages, strikes in US escalate

Strong support for Toledo hospital workers as UAW isolates strike

Teachers rally in Nashville, Tennessee to demand pay raises

By Warren Duzak, 20 May 2019

More than 1,000 teachers and school employees called in sick last week in the latest protests by educators in the US.

New Jersey education budget reallocation threatens hundreds of jobs

Detroit teachers demand action on pay, class sizes and testing

The teachers’ revolt and the fight for social equality

More on education in the US »

Death of a Los Angeles dockworker

By Rafael Azul, 20 May 2019

The death of Joseph Santoyo and severe injury to Pedro Chavarin at the Los Angeles port of San Pedro occurred in the midst of speed-ups and the destruction of working conditions.

Ethiopian Airlines tells Boeing, FAA to stop blaming dead pilots for 737 crashes

By Trévon Austin, 20 May 2019

While neither the carriers nor the pilots had been informed of the existence of a new anti-stall system, Federal Aviation Administration officials are trying to scapegoat those pilots who died trying to overcome the airplane's design flaws .

Supreme Court justices battle over execution delays

By John Burton, 20 May 2019

In opinions last week, the three most extreme right-wing Supreme Court justices lashed out at two fellow members of the five-vote right-wing bloc.

Police escort workers out of closed plant in Central Pennsylvania

By Samuel Davidson, 20 May 2019

Police were called to stand by as nearly 1,000 workers were abruptly thrown out of their jobs at this Central Pennsylvania factory

Video: Mass layoffs hit Illinois Fiat Chrysler plant

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

New in Portuguese

A estreia da Uber na bolsa: bilhões para investidores, maior exploração para trabalhadores

Shannon Jones, 18 Maio 2019

As greves e protestos globais dos motoristas da Uber e da Lyft, que estão acontecendo em meio a um enorme enriquecimento dos acionistas, ressaltam a necessidade de trabalhadores adotarem uma estratégia socialista internacional.

New in Spanish

La marcha hacia la guerra contra Irán y el conflicto con Europa

Alex Lantier, 18 mayo 2019

En medio de los crecientes conflictos con sus rivales estratégicos, incluyendo sus “aliados” de la Unión Europea, Washington está buscando reorganizar la geopolítica eurasiática, comenzando con una campaña militar contra Irán.

Más muertes de migrantes, mientras Trump anuncia cuota clasista de inmigración

Eric London, 18 mayo 2019

Trump anunció el nuevo plan, mientras el ejército acordó a construir seis nuevos campos de internamiento a lo largo de la frontera de EUA y México.

"Preferiría morir de hambre antes que cambiar mi opinión"
Chelsea Manning encarcelada nuevamente tras negarse a declarar contra WikiLeaks

Niles Niemuth, 18 mayo 2019

Manning ha insistido de manera valiente y principista que nunca declarará ante ningún gran jurado sobre sus posibles contactos con Assange y WikiLeaks o ningún otro tema.

New in German

Die Kriegsvorbereitungen der USA gegen den Iran und der Konflikt USA-Europa

Alex Lantier, 18. Mai 2019

Mit dem Feldzug gegen den Iran beginnen die USA eine Reorganisierung ihrer Geopolitik in Eurasien. Dies führt zu heftigen Konflikten mit ihren vormaligen Verbündeten in der Europäischen Union.

„Ich würde lieber verhungern, als meinen Standpunkt aufzugeben“
Chelsea Manning erneut in Haft wegen Weigerung, gegen WikiLeaks auszusagen

Niles Niemuth, 18. Mai 2019

Manning hält daran fest, dass sie grundsätzlich vor keiner Grand Jury aussagen wird. Eine solche Vernehmung würde dazu dienen, ein Strafverfahren gegen Julian Assange vorzubereiten.

Stimmt für die Socialist Equality Party! Nehmt den Kampf für den sozialistischen Internationalismus auf!

Socialist Equality Party (Australien), 18. Mai 2019

Die SEP tritt an, um eine revolutionäre sozialistische Bewegung der Arbeiterklasse gegen das gesamte parlamentarische Establishment und das von ihm verteidigte kapitalistische System aufzubauen.

New in Turkish

Emperyalist savaş, Ortadoğu ile Kuzey Afrika’daki işçi sınıfı kabarması ve Sürekli Devrim stratejisi

Keith Jones, 17 Mayıs 2019

Cezayir’de ve bölge genelinde yaşanan işçi sınıfı kabarması, can alıcı perspektif ve strateji sorunlarını; en önemlisi de, işçi sınıfını Sürekli Devrim programı ile siyasi olarak donatma gerekliliğini gündeme getirmektedir.

New in French

Washington ordonne au personnel américain de quitter l'Irak tandis que s’intensifient les préparatifs de guerre contre l’Iran

Bill Van Auken, 17 mai 2019

L'ordre d'évacuation a été donné alors qu'un haut général britannique a déclaré qu'il n'y avait pas de menace accrue des forces soutenues par l'Iran dans la région.

Le Pentagone menace l'Europe à propos du projet d’une armée européenne

Alex Lantier, 17 mai 2019

La lettre a été divulguée sur fond de tensions grandissantes entre Washington et ses rivaux impérialistes européens à propos des menaces de guerre américaines contre l’Iran.

La France accueille «l’Appel de Christchurch» pour intensifier la censure de l’Internet

Will Morrow, 17 mai 2019

Sous la bannière de la lutte contre le terrorisme, les géants des médias sociaux et les États capitalistes cherchent à censurer les médias sociaux pour bannir les opinions de gauche et antiguerre.

New in Russian

Лидер германского «Союза молодых социалистов» вызывает бурю дебатов о социализме

Петер Шварц, 16 мая 2019 г.

Будучи беззастенчивым карьеристом, Кюнерт может выдавать себя за социалиста лишь потому, что он опирается на неопытность и недостаток знаний у сегодняшнего молодого поколения.

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Perspective

The Australian Labor Party’s election debacle and the fight against the far-right

20 May 2019

The election outcome exposes the bankrupt claims by the unions and the pseudo-left that the rise of the extreme right can be opposed by supporting pro-business centre-left parties such as the Australian Labor Party.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Socialist Equality Party holds rally in Berlin to demand freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 20 May 2019

Some 300 people attended the demonstration and heard greetings and speeches from representatives of the Socialist Equality Parties in Germany, Britain, the US and Australia.

Speech by Ulrich Rippert to London meeting
“Defending Julian Assange requires the mobilisation of the working class in a struggle against capitalism”

20 May 2019

We are publishing the speech of Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany, at the May 12 public meeting in London in defence of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

SEP campaign teams in UK win support for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 20 May 2019

The campaigns followed last week’s public meeting in London that resolved to redouble efforts to secure Assange and Manning’s freedom.

“I would rather starve to death than change my opinion”
Chelsea Manning jailed again after refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

By Niles Niemuth, 17 May 2019

Speech by Niles Niemuth to London meeting
“What is it that Manning and Assange are being persecuted for? Revealing the truth”

London meeting to free Assange and Manning
Attendees from Scotland speak out: “Workers have to make their voices heard”

Speech by Oscar Grenfell
Millions in Australia “view Assange as a hero who is being attacked for revealing the truth.”

Clara Campos of the Julian Assange Defence Committee:
“We must act now in mobilising to free him. He is one of us.”

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Arts Review

Avengers: Endgame: A waste of time, money and talent

By Josh Varlin, 20 May 2019

Endgame is more of a business enterprise than a work of art or cultural artifact.

The Eyes of Orson Welles: A markedly political approach to the American filmmaker …
… and John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (about John Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine )

By Joanne Laurier, 17 May 2019

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

By David Walsh, 15 May 2019

Commentary

The assault on the Venezuelan embassy

By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2019

Columnist urges more female involvement in “building, deployment, targeting and use of nuclear weapons”
New York Times promotes a woman’s right to annihilate millions

By David Walsh, 18 May 2019

The US war drive against Iran and the conflict with Europe

By Alex Lantier, 17 May 2019

Saudi bombs kill Yemeni civilians, raising war tensions in Persian Gulf

Washington orders US personnel out of Iraq amid war buildup against Iran

No to war against Iran!

Dominated by communalist appeals and threats
India’s multi-phase election concludes

By Keith Jones, 18 May 2019

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

George Galloway tried to become Brexit Party candidate—and failed

By Robert Stevens, 17 May 2019

Alabama abortion ban: Back to barbarism

By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2019

More migrant deaths as Trump unveils class-based immigration quota

By Eric London, 17 May 2019

ICE conducts armed raid on student pastor’s home in Chicago, abducts three

More on the attacks against immigrants »

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

By James Brewer, 14 May 2019

25 years ago: Southern Yemen declares independence

After the outbreak of a civil war and several weeks of fighting, on May 21, 1994, leaders of southern Yemen announced secession and declared the Democratic Republic of Yemen.

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50 years ago: Military coup brings Nimeiry to power in Sudan

On May 25, 1969, Sudanese Army Colonel Gaffar Nimeiry launched a coup to overthrow the civilian government and replace it with the rule of the Revolutionary Command Council.

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75 years ago: German surprise attack on Tito’s headquarters

On May 25, 1944, German bomber and fighter planes attacked the small industrial town of Drvar in Bosnia, near the headquarters of Josip Broz-Tito, leader of the Yugoslavian Communist Party and the anti-fascist partisan movement.

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100 years ago: British air force raids Kabul

On May 24, 1919, British bombers struck the Afghan capital of Kabul to secure supply lines from attacking Afghan forces.

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Only socialist policies can resolve the Australian public education crisis

By the Committee for Public Education, 18 May 2019

Vote 1 Socialist Equality Party! Take up the fight for socialist internationalism!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 17 May 2019

The Socialist Equality Party candidates in the 2019 Australian election

Mass unemployment, climate change and a toxic dump in Oxley

Strong response to SEP’s socialist program at final election meetings

Workers and youth discuss Julian Assange, social conditions and war at SEP election meetings

Obituary

Bob Hawke, former Australian Labor prime minister, 1929-2019
Ruling elites pay tribute to a favourite servant

By Nick Beams, 18 May 2019

Some of the most hated figures in world politics have come together to praise Hawke and laud his achievements.

Featured Report

Muslim victims of violence in Sri Lanka speak to the WSWS

By our reporters, 17 May 2019

European elections

Socialist Equality Party in Germany to hold central meeting of European election campaign in Berlin

By the Socialist Equality Party (SGP), 17 May 2019

“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

Workers Struggles

With contract deadline approaching, Michigan auto parts workers vote by 97 percent to strike global parts maker

By James McDonald, 17 May 2019

University of California unions wear down workers with fifth one-day strike

By Evelyn Rios, 17 May 2019

One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil

By Miguel Andrade, 18 May 2019

Socialist Equality Party

Defeat the government’s police-military dictatorial plans
SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo on Sri Lankan emergency declaration

17 May 2019

The meeting will discuss the revolutionary socialist perspective needed to defend the democratic and social rights of working people.

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.

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 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

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