While Trump cries crocodile tears over massacre victims
ICE rounds up nearly 700 immigrants in sweep through Mississippi poultry plants

By Norisa Diaz and Patrick Martin, 8 August 2019

The Trump administration has given its real response to the fascist massacre in El Paso, Texas by carrying out the largest immigration raid since Trump entered the White House.

In wake of El Paso slaughter, Mexican government continues to do Trump’s bidding

Fascist violence and the politics of race and racism

Another governor ousted in Puerto Rico as protests continue

By Andrea Lobo, 8 August 2019

Thousands took to the streets around the governor’s mansion to celebrate Pierluisi’s ouster.

To enforce Monday’s constitutional coup
India dramatically intensifies repression in Kashmir

By Keith Jones, 8 August 2019

India’s ruling elite has rallied behind the BJP-led state assault on Jammu and Kashmir, even while conceding that it is a “roll of the dice” fraught with domestic and geopolitical “risk.”

India’s Hindu supremacist government abrogates Kashmir’s autonomy

As German industrial production records “devastating” fall
Bond markets point to global recession

By Nick Beams, 8 August 2019

The signs of a global slowdown, if not an outright recession, are most evident in Germany and the Asia-Pacific region, where three central banks cuts their interest rates yesterday.

General strike signals entry of working class into Hong Kong protests

Amid Turkish war threats, Ankara and Washington to build “safe zone” in Syria

By Ulas Atesci, 8 August 2019

The Turkish government is seeking US approval to invade Syria and target Kurdish nationalist militias that serve as key US proxies in the Middle East.

What lies behind the fatal attack at Frankfurt Central Rail Station?

By Sven Wurm, 8 August 2019

While the media and establishment politicians stoke up racism and call for borders to be tightened, the suspect’s background indicates a severe psychological disorder.

French police assault Nantes protest against police drowning of Steve Caniço

By Anthony Torres, 8 August 2019

Thirty people were arrested and 34 detained preventatively by police, who fired water cannon and waves of tear gas grenades against protesters.

US military testing domestic wide-area surveillance with high-altitude balloons

By Kevin Reed, 8 August 2019

The balloons also have high-resolution cameras capable of recording panoramic images that are then stitched together to provide a wide-area view of entire cities.

Australian spy and police chiefs say raids on journalists must continue

By Mike Head, 8 August 2019

In a blunt intervention, Director-General of National Intelligence Nick Warner used the language of war to defend the targeting of journalists.

New Zealand: Maori nationalist parties exploit protest against property development

By Tom Peters, 8 August 2019

There is broad support for one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, but the organisers are promoting illusions in the political establishment and the Maori tribal elites.

Lowe’s lays off thousands of workers as “retail apocalypse” continues

By Trévon Austin, 8 August 2019

The recent string of store closures and layoffs is part of a broader trend since the Great Recession.

Michigan road workers strike major regional contractor

By Tim Rivers, 8 August 2019

Michigan road workers have been on strike since July 31 to fight for back pay and job protections.

New in Portuguese

A violência fascista e a política racial e do racismo

Por Joseph Kishore, 8 Agosto 2019

Evitando as causas políticas do ressurgimento da violência fascista, o New York Times promove uma narrativa racialista da sociedade estadunidense, centrada na “branquitude”, que legitima as reivindicações reacionárias da extrema direita.

New in German

Generalstreik in Hongkong: Arbeiterklasse betritt die Bühne der Proteste

Peter Symonds, 8. August 2019

Die Massenproteste in Hongkong, die seit mehr als zwei Monaten andauern, sind Teil des Wiederauflebens des internationalen Klassenkampfs.

Mexiko, Indien, China, Europa und die USA von Entlassungen in der globalen Autoindustrie betroffen

Jerry White, 8. August 2019

Die globalen Autokonzerne vernichten angesichts sinkender Umsätze und des zunehmend brutalen Konkurrenzkampfs um den Markt für Elektroautos und andere neue Technologien Hunderttausende Arbeitsplätze.

Bundesregierung und Grüne werben für Militärmission im Persischen Golf

Johannes Stern, 8. August 2019

Nach der offiziellen Absage an einen US-geführten Militäreinsatz im Persischen Golf treibt die herrschende Klasse ihre Kampagne für eine europäische Kriegsmission in der Region aktiv voran. Besonders aggressiv gebärden sich dabei die Grünen.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei beantwortet Schriftsatz des Verfassungsschutzes

Peter Schwarz, 8. August 2019

Der Verfassungsschutz missbrauche „seinen gesetzlichen Auftrag in rechtlich unzulässiger Weise“, wenn er Kritik am kapitalistischen Wirtschaftssystem als „verfassungsfeindlich“ stigmatisiere, heißt es in der Antwort der SGP.

New in Spanish

Huelga general anuncia entrada de la clase obrera en las protestas en Hong Kong

Por Peter Symonds, 8 agosto 2019

Las protestas masivas en Hong Kong, que han continuado por más de dos meses, son parte de un resurgimiento de la clase obrera internacionalmente.

Despidos en la industria automotriz mundial azotan a México, India, China y los EUA

Por Jerry White, 8 agosto 2019

Los fabricantes mundiales de automóviles están destruyendo cientos de miles de puestos de trabajo a medida que caen las ventas y se desarrolla una competencia brutal para dominar el mercado de los vehículos eléctricos y otras nuevas tecnologías.

Decenas de miles de trabajadores hacen huelga en todo Hong Kong

Por Ben McGrath, 8 agosto 2019

Las clases dominantes en todo el mundo temen profundamente la extensión de descontento social, a medida que la clase trabajadora se mueve en la lucha abierta para sus derechos sociales y democráticos.

A raíz de la matanza de El Paso, el gobierno mexicano continúa haciendo lo que le solicita Trump

Por Don Knowland, 8 agosto 2019

El presidente mexicano dijo el domingo, “No queremos interferir en los asuntos de otros países; vamos a seguir apegándonos a los principios de no intervención”.

El conflicto comercial entre EUA y China escala a una guerra de divisas

Por Nick Beams, 8 agosto 2019

Los mercados bursátiles cayeron bruscamente en todo el mundo ayer, en medio de temores de una guerra comercial después de que China permitiera que sus divisa, el renminbi, superara la tasa de referencia de 7 por cada dólar.

Las autoridades puertorriqueñas luchan por proporcionar una cobertura democrática para la instalación del gobernador de Wall Street

Por Andrea Lobo, 8 agosto 2019

El intento de instalar a Pedro Pierluisi, un abogado para la Junta financiera de EE.UU., como el nuevo gobernador de Puerto Rico ha profundizado aún más la crisis política y la masiva oposición social.

Mientras se estanca la economía mexicana, el partido gobernante de Morena impone una ley estatal para reprimir las protestas sociales

Por Don Knowland, 8 agosto 2019

El gobierno del presidente mexicano López Obrador recurre cada vez más a medidas autoritarias.

New in Russian

Бреттон-Вудское соглашение: 75 лет спустя

Ник Бимс, 7 августа 2019 г.

Участники конференции остро осознавали, что главная опасность при обсуждении вопроса о создании нового мирового экономического порядка заключается в угрозе выживанию их собственного правления.

New in Turkish

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’i “yeniden kurma” konferansından bir yıl sonra
Partido Obrero önderliği ile Jorge Altamira arasında bölünme

Bill Van Auken, 7 Ağustos 2019

PO içindeki tüm suçlamaların ve karşı suçlamaların ortasında kesin bir şekilde ortaya çıkan şey, her iki hizbin de bütünüyle ulusalcı bir yönelime dayandığı; sosyalist enternasyonalizm stratejisini ve ilkelerini en bayağı ulusalcı hesaplara tabi kıldığıdır.

New in Norwegian

Fascistvold og etnisitets- og rasisme politikk

Joseph Kishore, 7. august 2019

New York Times unngår de politiske årsakene til fascistvold og fremmer et rasistisk narrativ om det amerikanske samfunnet sentrert rundt «hvithet», som legitimerer det ekstreme høyres reaksjonære påstander.

Titusenvis av arbeidere streiket på tvers av Hong Kong

Ben McGrath, 7. august 2019

Styringsklassen over hele verden er dypt skremt for spredningen av sosial misnøye når arbeiderklassen går til åpen kamp for sine demokratiske og sosiale rettigheter.

Indias hindu-overherredømme-regjering opphever Kashmirs autonomi

Keith Jones, 7. august 2019

Mandagens handlinger vil oppildne spenninger med Pakistan, og utgjøre et ytterligere trinn i den indiske styringselitens dreining mot autoritære styreformer og promotering av hindu-kommunalistisk reaksjon.

Myndighetene på Puerto Rico slåss for å få installert Wall Streets guvernør

Andrea Lobo, 7. august 2019

Bestrebelsene for å installere Pedro Pierluisi, advokat for den amerikanske finansjuntaen, som Puerto Ricos nye guvernør har ytterligere utdypet den politiske krisen og den sosiale masseopposisjonen.

Sri Lanka: Studenter ved Colombo University krever Julian Assanges løslatelse

våre reportere, 7. august 2019

«Amerikansk imperialisme søker nå sin hevn mot Assange fordi han fortalte sannheten.»

Fengslet srilankisk forfatter forsvarer Julian Assange

våre reportere, 7. august 2019

«Systemet som har satt Assange bak murene er det samme systemet som er ansvarlig for å ha satt meg bak murene her på Sri Lanka.»

New in French

Le conflit commercial entre les États-Unis et la Chine dégénère en guerre de devises

Nick Beams, 7 août 2019

Les marchés boursiers ont fortement chuté hier dans le monde entier en raison des craintes d'une guerre des devises, après que la Chine a laissé sa monnaie, le renminbi, descendre sous le seuil de 7 pour un dollar américain.

La violence fasciste, la politique fondée sur les origines ethniques et le racisme

Joseph Kishore, 7 août 2019

Fuyant les causes politiques de la réémergence de la violence fasciste, le New York Times promeut le récit ethnique d’une société américaine, axée sur la question «blanche», qui légitime les affirmations réactionnaires de l’extrême droite.

Le dirigeant pabliste Gilbert Achcar a donné des conseils en matière de contre-insurrection à l'armée britannique

Thomas Scripps, 7 août 2019

Les groupes de la pseudo-gauche s’engagent pour le compte de l’armée et de l’appareil sécuritaire, fournissant leur expertise universitaire en rapport avec des nations d’Afriques et du Moyen Orient visées par l’impérialisme.

Les partis du patronat responsables d’une catastrophe sociale dans les États-Unis du 21e siècle

Kate Randall, 7 août 2019

Les démocrates n'ont pas plus l'intention que les républicains d'aborder les questions sociales brûlantes auxquelles la classe ouvrière est confrontée quotidiennement.

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Perspective

Trump in El Paso: The culprit returns to the scene of the crime

8 August 2019

The trip to Texas and Ohio was a dishonest attempt to evade responsibility for the fact that Trump instigated and bears principal political responsibility for what took place.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

By David North, 3 August 2019

This lecture was delivered by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, at the opening of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 21, 2019.

Commentary

Currency war: A new stage in capitalist breakdown

By Nick Beams, 8 August 2019

A global currency conflict will take the economic warfare being waged by the US against “strategic competitors” such as China as well as its nominal allies to a new level.

US-China trade conflict escalates to currency war

Layoffs in global auto industry hit Mexico, India, China and the US

By Jerry White, 7 August 2019

Layoffs mount as slump in world auto industry deepens

Large turnout to view George Washington murals slated for destruction by San Francisco school board

By Toby Reese, 7 August 2019

Washington orders international embargo on Venezuela, threatens invasion

By Andrea Lobo, 7 August 2019

Leading Pabloite Gilbert Achcar provided counter-insurgency advice to British Army

By Thomas Scripps, 6 August 2019

What is the German secret service concealing about the Lübcke murder?

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 6 August 2019

Book Review

Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part I
The DSA’s dishonest and self-serving account of the US teachers’ strikes

By Nancy Hanover, 8 August 2019

A new book by Democratic Socialists of America member Eric Blanc reviewing the role of the DSA during the teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona aims to boost the credibility of the unions and the Democratic Party.

Arts Review

South African jazz musician Abdullah Ibrahim returns with The Balance

By Hiram Lee, 7 August 2019

Free Assange and Manning

Protests in Australia continue to break official silence on Julian Assange

By our reporters, 7 August 2019

Sri Lanka: Colombo University students call for release of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 6 August 2019

Jailed Sri Lankan writer Shakthika Sathkumara defends Julian Assange

By our reporters, 6 August 2019

For a worldwide campaign to prevent Julian Assange’s rendition to the US!
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

Workers Struggles

Kentucky coal miners continue protest as Blackjewel assets auction proceeds

By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2019

Kentucky miners block train tracks for sixth day demanding back pay

Canadian auto parts workers stage wildcat strike as Oshawa GM plant closure looms

By Carl Bronski, 7 August 2019

Judge lets bribe-taking UAW bureaucrat Norwood Jewell off with a slap on the wrist

“Paid for by Fiat Chrysler:” Prosecutors outline UAW corruption for Norwood Jewell sentencing hearing

More on autoworkers struggles »

The 2020 US Elections

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist assessment
Beto O’Rourke: The incredible shrinking empty suit

By Ed Hightower, 6 August 2019

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Kamala Harris: Law-and-order with a dose of identity politics

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Pete Buttigieg: The made-to-order political “outsider”

The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump

25 years ago: Senate debate on health care begins

On August 9, 1994, a debate began in the US Senate on health care legislation, the main domestic policy initiative of the Clinton administration.

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50 years ago: Manson group kills eight members of two families in Los Angeles

In the early morning hours of August 9, 1969, members of the cult group headed by Charles Manson broke into the home of a married couple, actress Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski, and killed Tate, her unborn child and four other adults.

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75 years ago: Japanese prisoners of war stage mass escape in Australia

On August 5, 1944, over 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war attempted a mass escape from a detention facility in Cowra, a country town 300 kilometers west of Sydney.

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100 years ago: Germany adopts Weimar Constitution

On August 11, 1919, Germany’s president, Social Democrat Fredrich Ebert, signed a new constitution into law, establishing Germany as a democratic republic.

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New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Mass protests erupt after Sudan’s military junta guns down school children”

We are publishing in Arabic the article published August 1 on the World Socialist Web Site by Jean Shaoul.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE wins seat in student parliament at Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany

By the IYSSE group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 16 July 2019

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!

Students block right-wing think tank on “Dictatorship Research” at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Socialist Equality Party Canada

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 July 2019

To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.

Canada’s Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine

History

American Independence Day 2019: From the “asylum for mankind” to the land of concentration camps

By Tom Mackaman, 4 July 2019

Destroyed 1923 pamphlet on Red Army, commissioned by Trotsky, reprinted in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 27 June 2019

Fund Appeal

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.