Anger mounts among FCA workers as UAW prepares to ram through sellout deal

By Jerry White, 2 December 2019

The UAW plans to get local officials to rubber stamp the deal on Wednesday and start ratification votes by the end of the week.

Mercedes-Benz to cut more than 10,000 jobs

A socialist response to the global jobs massacre in the auto industry

Automaker Audi slashes 9,500 jobs in Germany

More on autoworkers struggles »

Many unanswered questions as Tories exploit London terror attack

By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2019

The brutal murder of the two young students was seized on by Boris Johnson and the pro-Tory media, with the Sunday Times leading on a promise from the prime minister to “lock terrorists up and throw away the key.”

Spanish judge to question Assange over illegal CIA spying in Ecuadorian embassy

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 December 2019

British authorities had previously sought to block the interview, because the spying operation exposes the illegality of the entire US-led campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher.

Greater Manchester Unite community branch hears report on fight to free Julian Assange

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

The branch listened attentively as an SEP member reported the growing public concern over the plight of Assange and his declining health.

Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange

John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: “Look how you frighten them!”

More on the fight to free Assange and Manning »

Germany’s budget for 2020: Billions for rearmament and war

By Johannes Stern, 2 December 2019

Five years ago the grand coalition announced Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign and great power policy. The far-reaching consequences of such a policy are increasingly reflected in the current budget.

German government plans new military interventions, massive rearmament

Right-wing German Army officer Franco A. to be charged for terrorism

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 2 December 2019

The details now made public strongly suggest that the 30-year-old ex-Army officer is a neo-Nazi terrorist.

Ten trillion dollars of US corporate debt set off alarm bells

By Nick Beams, 2 December 2019

One of the most significant features of the debt binge is the rise in purchase by companies of their own stock in order to boost share market valuations, with companies spending more than $3 trillion over the past five years for this purpose.

Pro-Beijing parties suffer heavy defeat in Hong Kong district elections

By Peter Symonds, 2 December 2019

The victory of the so-called pro-democracy camp also revealed widespread alienation from the major pan-democrat parties, which continue to hold political sway, however, in the absence of a socialist alternative.

Trump signs Hong Kong “democracy” bill

The lessons of the Hong Kong protests for the working class

US media ramps up anti-China campaign over Uyghur “human rights”

Coup regime in Bolivia announces “final phase of pacification”

By Andrea Lobo, 2 December 2019

Bolivian workers, peasants and youth have resisted with enormous bravery, while the MAS and trade unions have submitted to the coup.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party

By Miguel Andrade, 2 December 2019

The party’s founding follows repeated threats to impose police state measures if large-scale demonstrations like those in Chile erupt in Brazil.

Australian government defeat on “integrity” bill points to underlying political crisis

By Mike Head, 2 December 2019

The bill’s rejection has left the government’s agenda in tatters, just six months after it barely scraped back into office at the May 18 election.

30 November 2019

Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath

By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2019

Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests

By Jordan Shilton, 30 November 2019

After student sets himself on fire, French youth protest: “Precariousness kills”

By Francis Dubois, 30 November 2019

Hillsborough families denied justice for 96 deaths after 30 years, as ex-police chief walks free

By Robert Stevens, 30 November 2019

Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost-cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 2

By Alice Summers, 30 November 2019

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Berlin Tax Office withdraws charitable status from Nazi victims’ organisation

By Justus Leicht, 30 November 2019

Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes

By Jacob Crosse, 30 November 2019

John Deere demands further job cuts through “voluntary separation program”

By George Gallanis, 30 November 2019

Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal condemns government’s treatment of indigenous children

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 30 November 2019

Australian bank chief resigns over money laundering charges

By Mike Head, 30 November 2019

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
75 лет назад: Гиммлер отдает приказ уничтожить крематории Освенцима

2 декабря 2019 г.

26 ноября 1944 года Генрих Гиммлер, глава немецкой полиции и имперского министерства внутренних дел нацистского режима Адольфа Гитлера, распорядился начать подготовку к разрушению крематориев в концентрационном лагере Освенцим, где было убито около миллиона евреев.

New in Portuguese

Cresce onda de apoio ao editor do WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 Dezembro 2019

A onda de apoio a Assange é um golpe bem-vindo à conspiração de silêncio em torno de sua perseguição, que é imposta por governos, partidos do establishment e pela mídia corporativa em todo o mundo.

Bolsonaro lança programa Verde e Amarelo para impulsionar “competitividade”

Tomas Castanheira, 2 Dezembro 2019

O próprio presidente brasileiro admitiu que o programa de emprego, que faz referência às cores nacionais, possui o objetivo de “reduzir os custos da mão de obra” para atrair investimentos.

New in Turkish

Ordunun katliamının ardından Irak başbakanı istifasını sundu

Bill Van Auken, 2 Aralık 2019

Şili'den Lübnan'a kadar milyonlar halinde sokaklara dökülen işçilerin taleplerinde olduğu gibi Iraklı kitlelerin talepleri de, kapitalizmin dünya çapında yıkılması dışında bir yolla çözülemez.

New in Norwegian

Grunnplanbølge av støtte for Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2. desember 2019

Bølga av støtte for Assange er et kjærkomment slag mot taushetskonspirasjonen rundt forfølgelsen av ham, håndhevet av regjeringer, etablissementspartier og foretaksmedier rundt om i verden.

Mercedes-Benz vil kutte mer enn 10 000 jobber

K. Nesan, 2. desember 2019

Kunngjøringen er del av et omfattende angrep på jobber i den internasjonale bilindustrien.

Hundrevis på London-møte med krav om frihet for Julian Assange

våre reportere, 2. desember 2019

Det hittil største møtet avholdt i London gjenspeiler voksende motstand mot den amerikanske regjeringens planer om å få utlevert og fengslet Assange for å ha eksponert krigsforbrytelser, illegal masseovervåkning og statskorrupsjon.

John Pilger besøkte Julian Assange i Belmarsh Prison: «Se som du skremmer dem!»

vår reporter, 2. desember 2019

Følgende tale ble holdt av veterangravejournalisten John Pilger til et offentlig møte i London den 28. november, i St Pancras New Church.

Urettferdighetens triumf, av Emmanuel Saez og Gabriel Zuckman: Hvordan skattekutt for de rike driver frem ulikhet

Andre Damon, 2. desember 2019

Saez og Zucman hevder at den systematiske reduksjonen av beskatning av de rike og foretaks utbredte skatteunndragelse har vært vesentlige faktorer for veksten av sosial ulikhet.

New in Spanish

El clamor público a favor del editor de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2 diciembre 2019

El surgimiento de apoyo por Assange es un bienvenido golpe a la conspiración de silencio en torno a su persecución en la que se han involucrado los Gobiernos, los partidos de la élite política y la prensa corporativa en todo el mundo.

Mercedes-Benz recortará más de 10.000 empleos

K. Nesan, 2 diciembre 2019

El anuncio es parte de un ataque generalizado contra los empleos en la industria automotriz internacional.

El primer ministro iraquí ofrece renunciar después de que el ejército desata un baño de sangre

Bill Van Auken, 2 diciembre 2019

El anuncio siguió a la masacre de manifestantes en dos ciudades al sur de Irak y en la capital de Bagdad, donde murieron al menos 62 personas.

Cientos de personas asisten a un acto en Londres para exigir la libertad de Julian Assange

nuestros reporteros, 2 diciembre 2019

El acto más grande celebrado en Londres hasta la fecha refleja la oposición creciente a los planes del gobierno estadounidense de extraditar y encarcelar a Assange por revelar crímenes de guerra, vigilancia masiva ilegal y corrupción estatal.

Las potencias imperialistas intensifican su presión sobre el régimen iraní ante protestas

Jordan Shilton, 2 diciembre 2019

El imperialismo estadounidense es el principal culpable del tenso enfrentamiento en el golfo Pérsico. Pero las afirmaciones del régimen iraní de que “la seguridad colectiva” se puede alcanzar por medio de una alianza militar más cercana a Beijing y Moscú son reaccionarias.

Más de 250 estudiantes arrestados en Michigan por ICE en una estafa universitaria

Jacob Crosse, 2 diciembre 2019

Después de arrestar a 161 estudiantes en enero y febrero más temprano este año, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de EE. UU. reveló que había detenido a 91 estudiantes más en una operación encubierta conducido por la agencia federal.

New in German

Welle der Solidarität mit Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 2. Dezember 2019

Weltweit wächst der Widerstand gegen den Rachefeldzug, den der US-Imperialismus gegen den WikiLeaks Gründer führt. Das Schweigen um die gnadenlose Vendetta der Regierungen und bürgerlichen Parteien und Medien ist endlich durchbrochen.

Parteispitze der SPD: Neue Gesichter – gleiche rechte Politik

Peter Schwarz, 2. Dezember 2019

Norbert Walter-Borjans und Saskia Esken sind zu den neuen Vorsitzenden der SPD gewählt worden. Sie schlugen überraschend den amtierenden Vizekanzler Olaf Scholz.

Finanzinvestoren fordern Zerschlagung von Thyssenkrupp

Elisabeth Zimmermann und Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 2. Dezember 2019

Während die Aktionäre fordern, den Industriekonzern mit 160.000 Beschäftigten „aufzuräumen oder abzuwickeln“, sorgen IG Metall und die Betriebsräte dafür, dass die Interessen der Aktionäre gewahrt werden.

Kämpft gegen die Entlassungen bei Ford! Bildet Aktionskomitees, um die Arbeiter in ganz Europa zu vereinen!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei und Socialist Equality Party (UK) und Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 2. Dezember 2019

Die Arbeiterklasse darf das „Recht“ der Konzerne nicht akzeptieren, Werke zu schließen, ganze Stadtgebiete und das Leben Zehntausender Arbeiter zu zerstören.

Daimler streicht mehr als 10.000 Stellen

K. Nesan, 2. Dezember 2019

Die Ankündigung ist Teil eines umfassenden Angriffs auf die Arbeitsplätze in der internationalen Autoindustrie.

Nach blutigem Massaker im Irak: Regierungschef bietet Rücktritt an

Bill Van Auken, 2. Dezember 2019

Kurz vor der Ankündigung von Adel Abdul Mahdi hat die irakische Armee im Südirak und in Bagdad mindestens 62 Demonstranten getötet.

New in Chinese

数十万人走上香港街头抗议

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

昨天,超过五十万人走上香港的街头抗议市政府的反民主举措,并纪念1971年7月1日这个英国把其前殖民地移交给中国的日子。

总罢工标志着工人阶级加入香港的抗议之中

作者: Peter Symonds, 2019年11月29日

在这场被政府的引渡法律触发的日益扩大的群众性抗议里,香港工人在星期一的总罢工标志着一个新的阶段。来自各行各业的上万名工人——包括铁路、机场、公共事务,工程,建筑,金融和银行——参与了抗议。这些抗议干扰中断了这座城市的交通系统,并限制了其国际机场的运作。

New in Bengali

ভারতে মাদারসন মোটরগাড়ি শ্রমিকদের ধর্মঘটকে মাওবাদী ইউনিয়ন নেতৃত্ব ক্রমাগত বিচ্ছিন্ন করে রাখছেবাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের বিচার ভারতের সুপ্রিম কোর্ট হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী হিংসাকে বৈধতা দিল

Keith Jones, ১১ নভেম্বর ২০১৯

উত্তর প্রদেশের অযোধ্যায় একটি বিখ্যাত মসজিদকে ধ্বংস করতে এবং তার জায়গায় পৌরাণিক হিন্দু দেবতা শ্রীরামের একটি মন্দির গড়তে ভারতের শাসক দল ভারতীয় জনতা পার্টি (বিজেপি) এবং তাদের হিন্দু আধিপত্ববাদী মিত্ররা দশকের পর দশক ধরে যে হিংসার আশ্রয় নিয়েছে, গত শনিবারের এক আদেশে, ভারতের সর্বোচ্চ আদালত সেই হিংসাকে ন্যায্য বলে শিলমোহর দিয়েছে।

New in Telugu

భారతదేశంలోని తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రంలో సమ్మె చేస్తున్న రవాణా కార్మికులపై పోలీసు హింస, 5,000 మందికి పైగా అరెస్టు

క్రాంతి కుమార, 11 నవంబర్ 2019

48,000 మంది తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర రోడ్డు రవాణా సంస్థ (ఆర్టీసీ) కార్మికులు ఐదు వారాలుగా సమ్మె చేస్తున్నారు. ఆ సమ్మెకు నాయకత్వం వహిస్తున్న కార్మిక ఐక్య కార్యాచరణ కమిటీ (జేఏసీ) నాయకులతో సహా 5,000 మందికి పైగా కార్మికులను శుక్రవారం తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ప్రభుత్వం"ముందస్తు జాగ్రత్తగా అదుపులోకి" (“preventive custody”) తీసుకుంది.

New in Arabic

الأصول السياسية وتداعيات انشقاق اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة خلال 1982- 1986

By بقلم دافيد نورث, ٢ آب أغسطس ٢٠١٩

هذه محاضرة قدمها دافيد نورث في افتتاح المدرسة الصيفية لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية في الولايات المتحدة في 21 يوليو/ تموز 2019 . نورث هو الرئيس الوطني لحزب المساواة الاشتراكية وهو رئيس مجلس تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية .

حمام الدم في بغداد

١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

ارتفع عدد القتلى في الاحتجاجات الجماهيرية التي هزت العراق خلال الأسابيع السبعة الماضية إلى أكثر من 330 ، مع ما يقدر بنحو خمسة عشر ألف جريح. واصل الشباب العراقيين التدفق إلى الشوارع في تحد للقمع العنيف للضغط على مطالبهم بالوظائف والمساواة الاجتماعية ووضع حد للنظام السياسي الفاسد الذي أوجده الاحتلال الأمريكي الذي أعقب الغزو الأمريكي الإجرامي عام 2003.

الولايات المتحدة تعلن أن المستوطنات الإسرائيلية لم تعد غير قانونية

By بقلم جين شاعول, ١٩ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

أعلن وزير الخارجية مايك بومبيو يوم الاثنين أن الولايات المتحدة لم تعد تنظر إلى المستوطنات الإسرائيلية على الأراضي الفلسطينية التي تم الاستيلاء عليها خلال الحرب العربية الإسرائيلية عام 1967باعتبارها غير قانونية.

جنود إسرائيليون سابقون يقومون بجولة في الولايات المتحدة لإستنكار احتلال الأراضي الفلسطينية

By بقلم فريد مازليس, ١٢ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٩

تقوم مجموعة من الجنود الإسرائيليين السابقين في خضم جولة أمريكية للتحدث عن حقيقة الاحتلال الطويل الأمد للأراضي الفلسطينية. تم تنظيم الجولة ، التي بدأت في فيلادلفيا الأسبوع الماضي ، من قبل "كسر الصمت" ، وهي منظمة من الجنود المخضرمين الذين "أخذوا على عاتقهم تعريض الجمهور لواقع الحياة اليومية في الأراضي المحتلة".

New in French

La grève du 5 décembre contre la réforme des retraites s'annonce massive

Anthony Torres, 28 novembre 2019

Il s’agit d’ôter le contrôle de la grève aux syndicats, de former des comités d’action indépendants et lutter pour l’expropriation de l’aristocratie financière internationale.

Les agriculteurs français mobilisés contre le diktat de la grande distribution

nos reporters, 28 novembre 2019

Des centaines de tracteurs ont bloqué des axes routiers à Paris et à Lyon hier, alors que les agriculteurs manifestaient contre les bas prix imposés par la grande distribution.

Les étudiants français manifestent suite à l’immolation d’Anas K.

Francis Dubois, 28 novembre 2019

La précarité de centaines de milliers d’étudiants en France les place dans les mêmes conditions qui poussent les jeunes à entrer en lutte à travers le monde entier.

Le Chili paralysé par une troisième grève nationale alors que la menace de dictature augmente

Andrea Lobo, 28 novembre 2019

Les syndicats ont recours à des grèves intermittentes pour enrayer l’élan social, comme ils l'ont fait en trahissant toutes les grandes actions collectives de classe depuis la dictature de Pinochet.

Les Teamsters mettent fin à la grève du CN et font l'éloge du gouvernement libéral du Canada

Keith Jones, 28 novembre 2019

Tout porte à croire que le syndicat a abandonné la plupart, sinon la totalité, des revendications clés des travailleurs du CN dans sa hâte de mettre fin à la grève et d'éviter une confrontation avec le gouvernement libéral fédéral.

Le constructeur automobile Audi supprime 9 500 emplois en Allemagne

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 28 novembre 2019

Les suppressions d’emplois font partie d’une offensive contre les travailleurs de l’automobile, qui pourrait voir la perte de 15 pour cent des 820 000 travailleurs du secteur de l’automobile et des pièces détachées en Allemagne.

Les étudiants à Paris-Tolbiac critiquent Macron et la précarité

nos correspondants, 28 novembre 2019

Lors du rassemblement contre la précarité à la faculté de Tolbiac à Paris, des étudiants ont critiqué les conditions de vie des étudiants et l’indifférence des pouvoirs publics.

La lettre ouverte des médecins défendant Julian Assange obtient un soutien mondial

Laura Tiernan, 28 novembre 2019

Une lettre ouverte de médecins appelant à agir de façon urgente pour sauver la vie de Julian Assange, l’éditeur emprisonné de WikiLeaks, a reçu une couverture médiatique internationale et a suscité un soutien croissant parmi les médecins.

Le premier ministre australien rejette l’appel de Pamela Anderson pour que son gouvernement défende Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 28 novembre 2019

Le refus de la Coalition et du Parti travailliste de défendre les droits du citoyen australien Assange est indissolublement lié à leur soutien de l’alliance avec les États-Unis et à leur propre recours à des mesures d’État policier.

La directrice du Projet 1619 parle à l'Université de New York
Nikole Hannah-Jones, la théorie raciale et l’Holocauste

Eric London et David North, 28 novembre 2019

Aucune des déclarations faites par Hannah-Jones devant son auditoire de l’Université de New York sur des enjeux historiques ne résiste à un examen rigoureux.

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Perspective

Obama spearheads campaign against Sanders’ nomination as Democratic presidential candidate

2 December 2019

The Democratic Party establishment wants to ensure that issues of social inequality are not a focal point in the elections, even in the toothless form represented by Sanders and Warren.

Earlier Perspectives »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism

By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 2019

This is an edited version of a report delivered by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Joseph Kishore to meetings in Michigan and California on the New York Times’ “1619 Project.”

SEP and IYSSE meeting series in the United States
Race, Class and the Fight for Socialism: Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America

This meeting series will refute the historical falsifications advanced in the New York Times “1619 Project,” explain their underlying political motivations and present the strategy for socialist revolution in America today.

“When the Declaration says that all men are created equal, that is no myth”
An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Tom Mackaman, 28 November 2019

Gordon Wood is professor emeritus at Brown University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, as well as Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815.

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

Audio recording refutes Hannah-Jones’ claim that she was falsely quoted by the World Socialist Web Site

The New York Times’s 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Free Assange and Manning

SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

“Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me”—Margaret Richardson

Central Australian residents speak out in defence of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

“Assange is a journalist, he’s done nothing wrong and we need to get him back to Australia. There should be marches, rallies, protests and that sort of thing everywhere.”

Doctors’ open letter defending Julian Assange wins global support

By Laura Tiernan, 27 November 2019

The significance of the doctors’ open letter in defence of Julian Assange

An open letter from doctors: Julian Assange “could die in prison”

24 November 2019

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
Meeting defending Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning in Melbourne this Sunday

More on the campaign to Free Assange and Manning »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE, student unions defend students in Germany against right-wing attacks

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

Last week, nearly 100 students at Berlin’s Humboldt University and representatives of student organisations from numerous other universities met to protest against right-wing and militaristic teaching and defend students who criticize it from right-wing attacks.

Mehring Books

Christoph Vandreier and David North to speak at Sydney Gleebooks launch of Why Are They Back?

27 November 2019

Vandreier’s and North’s discussion will focus on the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.

Fund Appeal

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North appeals for support

The WSWS is launching its 2019-2020 New Year's fund appeal. Watch the appeal and donate today.

Socialist Equality Party

“You are the luckiest generation in history because you have the opportunity to change the world”
Warm reception for SEP candidate Chris Marsden at Sheffield student meeting

By our reporter, 2 December 2019

Marsden told students that Britain has the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is being targeted because he exposed war crimes, locked up in a maximum-security prison and intends to ship him to America to face 175 years in prison.

Socialist Equality Party campaigns at Chalcot Estate in North London
Britain's cladding crisis

By Our reporters, 28 November 2019

Most of the Chalcot Estate’s 717 homes, roughly 3,000 people, were evacuated in June 2017 after fire experts told the local council they could not guarantee the tower blocks they lived in were safe. They are still not safe.

SEP election teams in Britain win warm response

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

By our reporter, 18 November 2019

Socialist Equality Party stands in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!

Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 November 2019

The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.

Commentary

US Attorney General William Barr’s brief for presidential dictatorship

By Tom Carter, 2 December 2019

Even by the degraded standards of American political discourse at present, Barr’s speech was exceptional for its essentially anti-democratic and fascistic content.

In defiance of repression, Colombian workers mount second national strike in the past week

Social counterrevolution and the decline in US life expectancy

Trump’s war crime pardons: Cultivating a fascistic base in the military

Growing concerns over stability of the international monetary system

Leaked email on alleged chemical attack shows 2018 strikes against Syria based on lies

25 years ago: Over 300 killed in fire in China

On December 8, 1994, a fire in a crowded theater in the northwest Chinese oil town of Karamay in Xinjiang province took the lives of 323 school children and their teachers.

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50 years ago: Black Panther leader Fred Hampton murdered by Chicago police

Fred Hampton, chairman of the Chicago branch of the Black Panther Party and member of the Panther Central Committee, was shot and killed by Chicago police officers while he slept in his bed on December 4, 1969, at the group’s headquarters.

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75 years ago: British troops open fire on Greek protesters

On December 3, 1944, British soldiers and Greek police opened fire on a mass demonstration of workers and youth in Athens, killing at least 28 and wounding an estimated 100.

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100 years ago: Senators demand US prepare to invade Mexico

On December 3, 1919, two members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Republican Albert Fall of New Mexico and Democrat Gilbert Hitchcock of Nebraska, announced they would visit President Woodrow Wilson to ascertain his attitude on the breaking of diplomatic relations with Mexico, the first step toward a declaration of war.

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Book Review

The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality

By Andre Damon, 30 November 2019

Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.

Arts Review

Scott Z. Burns’ The Report  exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats

By Joanne Laurier, 29 November 2019

Ford v Ferrari: Life at high speed

By Joanne Laurier, 27 November 2019

Modern-day philistinism and reaction: the New York Times considers “canceling” French painter Paul Gauguin

By David Walsh, 25 November 2019

#MeToo launches fascistic attack on Polanski’s film J’accuse

By Alex Lantier, 23 November 2019

J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy): Roman Polanski’s masterpiece on the Dreyfus Affair

Workers Struggles

Teamsters for a Democratic Union endorses ex-Hoffa lieutenant for union president

By Steve Filips and Tom Hall, 28 November 2019

After union surrenders, Telangana mobilizes police to bar “fired” TSRTC workers’ return

By Kranti Kumara, 28 November 2019

The unions instructed the 48,000 TSRTC workers to end their courageous anti-privatization strike and report for work Tuesday. But the government, intent on purging the workforce, barred their way.

Teamsters shut down CN Rail strike, praise Canada’s big business Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 27 November 2019

Democratic Party calls on Washington Metro Transit Authority to intervene against striking transit workers

By Nick Barrickman, 26 November 2019

Obituary

On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)

By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2019

An understanding of Bukovsky’s life and role in politics over the past half century must be placed within the broader context of the development of the October Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist reaction against it.

The Socialist Equality Party Election Campaign in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan presidential election: Workers must prepare to fight moves towards police-state rule

By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2019

Vote for Pani Wijesiriwardena in the Sri Lankan presidential election! Rally to fight for international socialism!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 November 2019

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History

David North introduces Turkish-language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky at Istanbul Book Fair

By our reporter, 11 November 2019

Mehring Yayıncılık announced the publication of five major works by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) at its Istanbul Book Fair stall, including two authored by David North.

Autoworkers Struggles

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

Former UAW-GM VP Joe Ashton charged in corruption scheme

How Ford and the UAW plan to cut autoworkers’ health care

Feds may have secretly recorded UAW President Gary Jones ordering cover-up of embezzlement of union funds

Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes new ICFI books for İstanbul Book Fair

By Ulas Atesci, 29 October 2019

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 2 September 2019

Preview the new publication from Mehring Books
Author’s introduction to Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

By Vadim Z. Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Now available from Mehring Books
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition by Vadim Z. Rogovin

Featured Commentary

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

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

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019