11 December 2019

Democrats release articles of impeachment against Trump on “national security” grounds

By Andre Damon, 11 December 2019

The articles of impeachment assert that the president “betrayed the nation” and “compromised the national security of the United States” by temporarily delaying military aid to Ukraine.

Report unmasks FBI intervention in 2016 elections

Democrats, White House position themselves for impeachment vote

Pelosi announces Democrats to begin drafting impeachment charges against Trump

Mass marches and strikes against Macron’s pension cuts continue across France

By Alex Lantier, 11 December 2019

Rail, mass transit and broader sections of the French public sector continued strikes begun on December 5 in an emerging trial of strength between the workers and Macron.

Protest marches called this week as French public sector strike continues

The way forward for the mass strike in France

Sri Lankan president appoints former military officers to head state institutions

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 11 December 2019

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapakse confronts a deepening economic crisis and widespread anti-government sentiment among workers, youth and the rural masses.

Workers must adopt a socialist internationalist program to oppose Sri Lanka’s authoritarian, communalist Rajapakse regime

Labour’s pose as defender of the National Health Service exposed

By Robert Stevens, 11 December 2019

Labour’s claim to be the only party that will defend the NHS is the main reason many support the party. But like most of its main pledges, this too is without genuine substance.

The Dirty War on the National Health Service: John Pilger documentary “goes to the heart of the struggle for democracy today”

Germany: SPD congress backs grand coalition government as class struggle intensifies

By Ulrich Rippert, 11 December 2019

The new SPD leadership is making hollow reformist promises in the hope of controlling growing anti-capitalist sentiment in the working class.

Strikes continue in Finland after Social Democrat prime minister resigns

By Jordan Shilton, 11 December 2019

The broad support for the postal workers was driven by sustained austerity measures implemented by successive governments.

Union ends Fairfax connector strike, agrees to cost-cutting deal

By Nick Barrickman, 11 December 2019

The Amalgamated Transit Union’s deal with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaves open the possibility of low pay and attacks working conditions.

PG&E reaches minimal $13.5 billion settlement with victims of Californian fires

By Evan Blake, 11 December 2019

If approved, the deal will do nothing to make victims and their families whole, and will position PG&E to qualify for a $21 billion state wildfire fund to bail them out of future liabilities.

Californian graduate students on wildcat strike

By Evelyn Rios, 11 December 2019

Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz are demanding raises to meet the cost of living in one of the country's most expensive regions.

New York University charges food-insecure students for ‘free’ meals

By Sam Dalton, 11 December 2019

Last semester 1,933 students, nearly 10 percent of the school’s undergraduates, utilized the Courtesy Meals Program.

Brazilian Workers Party backs Bolsonaro’s draconian “anti-crime” bill

By Miguel Andrade, 11 December 2019

The vote has shattered the year-long claim by Bolsonaro’s opposition that it represents some kind of democratic “resistance”.

Australia: Workers stop work in response to hazardous air conditions

By James Cogan, 11 December 2019

Air quality in Sydney yesterday registered over 11 times the official “hazardous level” due to smoke blowing in from bushfires in surrounding areas.

Growing poverty and inequality in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 11 December 2019

Despite the Labour Party’s promises, poverty, housing unaffordability and food insecurity have increased significantly in the past two years.

9 December 2019

The “Afghanistan papers”: The criminality and disaster of a war based upon lies

By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2019

November US jobs report in perspective: Most jobs “added” to US economy are low wage

By Jessica Goldstein, 10 December 2019

Paris summit on Ukraine overshadowed by inter-imperialist conflicts

By Clara Weiss, 10 December 2019

Ukraine: Three-year-old boy killed in attempted political assassination by the far right

Multiple deaths from New Zealand volcanic eruption

By Tom Peters, 10 December 2019

Germany: IG Metall union announces further attacks on Daimler workers

By K. Nesan, 10 December 2019

Unions demand jailed Catalan leader support Spain’s PSOE-Podemos government

By Alejandro López, 10 December 2019

Turkish government blocks care of Kurdish HDP’s jailed ex-leader Demirtaş

By Ulas Atesci, 10 December 2019

Harvard grad student strike in second week

By Kate Randall, 10 December 2019

Harvard University retaliates against striking graduate students

Thousands of children in New Jersey found to have elevated blood lead levels

By Erik Schreiber, 10 December 2019

Australian doctor condemns Britain’s denial of adequate medical care to Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 December 2019

Hundreds of journalists around the world sign open letter demanding freedom for Assange

Doctors condemn failure of British government to answer letter demanding medical care for Julian Assange

Worker killed in horrendous incident on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 10 December 2019

Australian economy remains in slump as trade tensions mount

By Mike Head, 10 December 2019

New in Turkish

Hükümet HDP’ye ve Demirtaş’a baskıyı arttırıyor

Ulaş Ateşçi, 11 Aralık 2019

Kürt politikacılara yönelik bu baskı, özellikle Ankara ile Kürdistan İşçi Partisi (PKK) arasındaki “barış süreci”nin sona ermesinden bu yana tırmanmış durumda.

New in Dutch

Nederlandse zorgstaking: De verdediging van de gezondheidszorg vereist een socialistisch perspectief

Door Parwini Zora en Harm Zonderland, 20 november 2019

Na 25 stakingen in Nederland dit jaar alleen al, mobiliseert de allereerste landelijke gezondheidszorgstaking een geschatte 150.000 werknemers bij 119 zorginstellingen, 83 ziekenhuizen, 32 poliklinieken en vier revalidatiecentra.

New in German

Amerikas Folterer und ihre Mitverschwörer müssen angeklagt werden

Tom Carter, 10. Dezember 2019

Fünf Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung des Senatsberichts über CIA-Folter sind die grausigen Zeichnungen in dem Dokument der Seton Hall Law School darüber, „Wie Amerika foltert“, eine eindringliche Anklage gegen das gesamte politische Establishment der USA.

Der SPD-Parteitag und die Verschärfung des Klassenkampfs

Ulrich Rippert, 10. Dezember 2019

Der Berliner SPD-Parteitag hielt an der Großen Koalition fest. Gleichzeitig propagiert die neue Parteiführung ein paar minimale soziale Reformen, in der Hoffnung, dadurch den anhaltenden Niedergang der Partei abzubremsen.

Diese Woche in Frankreich: Weitere Massenproteste und Streiks im öffentlichen Dienst

Alex Lantier, 10. Dezember 2019

In Frankreich wurde der öffentliche Dienst auch am gestrigen Montag weiter bestreikt. Hunderttausende demonstrierten gegen die Rentenkürzungen der Macron-Regierung.

Steuergeschenke an Erbschafts-Millionäre begünstigen extreme Ungleichheit

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10. Dezember 2019

In Deutschland werden Erbschafts-Millionäre steuerlich stark begünstigt oder ganz verschont. Heute besitzen 40 Familien mehr als die ärmere Hälfte der Bevölkerung. Eine Hauptverantwortung dafür trägt die SPD.

Hunderte Journalisten aus der ganzen Welt unterzeichnen offenen Brief für Assanges Freilassung

Oscar Grenfell, 10. Dezember 2019

Die Unterzeichner erklären: „Als Journalisten und Journalistenorganisationen, die an Menschenrechte, Informationsfreiheit und das Recht der Öffentlichkeit auf Wahrheit glauben, fordern wir die sofortige Freilassung von Julian Assange.“

Bundesregierung will NetzDG verschärfen

Justus Leicht, 10. Dezember 2019

Bundesjustizministerin Christine Lambrecht (SPD) und Innenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) haben sich auf eine weitreichende Verschärfung des sogenannten Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetztes geeinigt.

Sri Lanka: Im Kampf gegen Rajapakse brauchen Arbeiter ein sozialistisches, internationales Programm

der Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 10. Dezember 2019

Nach seinem Sieg in der srilankischen Präsidentschaftswahl strebt Gotabhaya Rajapakse nach autoritären Vollmachten. Dazu ist er bereit, die Verfassung zu ändern.

New in Russian

Партия Социалистического Равенства выдвигает кандидатов на всеобщих выборах в Великобритании

От нашего корреспондента, 7 декабря 2019 г.

ПСР ведет политическую борьбу против мер жесткой экономии, авторитарного правления, милитаризма и войны.

New in Norwegian

1,5 millioner marsjerte og titusener streiket i Frankrike, mot innsparinger og sosial ulikhet

Anthony Torres og Alex Lantier, 7. desember 2019

Titusenvis av jernbanearbeidere og ansatte i offentlig sektor og utdanningsvesenet gikk til streik mot den franske presidenten Emanuel Macrons planer om å kutte pensjonene.

USA forbereder utplassering av tusenvis flere tropper mot Iran

Bill Van Auken, 7. desember 2019

Mens Pentagon benektet en rapport om at ytterligere 14 000 tropper blir sendt til Persiabukta, gjorde forsvardepartementet det klart at en større opptrapping diskuteres.

Mehring Books’ sesongtilbudBolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition – Oversetterens forord

7. desember 2019

Under sesongens tilbudsperiode [‘Holiday Sale ’] tilbyr Mehring Books dette bindet, nylig utgitt for første gang på engelsk, til sterkt reduserte priser, der versjonen med svart-hvitt fotografier tilbys for $ 15 og den delvis med fargefotografier for $ 20 .

New in French

Au sommet de Londres, Trump attaque les critiques de Macron à l’égard de l’OTAN

Alex Lantier, 5 décembre 2019

Des conflits acerbes entre les États-Unis et les principaux pouvoirs européens ont éclaté au grand jour mardi, au début du sommet de l’OTAN à Londres.

Grève du 5 décembre: construisons des comités d’action indépendants pour mener la lutte politique contre Macron!

Anthony Torres, 5 décembre 2019

La grève du 5 décembre fait partie d’une vaste résurgence internationale de la lutte des classes qu’il faut organiser indépendamment des appareils syndicaux.

Allemagne: la conférence du parti d'extrême droite AfD renforce «l’Aile» nationaliste-raciale

Peter Swcharz, 5 décembre 2019

Dans l’AfD d’extrême droite, le groupe nationaliste-racial de l’« Aile » autour de Björn Höcke et Andreas Kalbitz s’est renforcé à l’issue de la conférence fédérale du parti

Les nationalistes catalans négocient un soutien au gouvernement espagnol dirigé par le PSOE

Alejandro López, 5 décembre 2019

Les partis nationalistes catalans négocient avec les sociaux-démocrates, alors même que ceux-ci attaquent les manifestations de masse en Catalogne et ciblent les partis nationalistes.

Les enseignants des écoles secondaires de l'Ontario organisent une grève d'une journée

Roger Jordan, 5 décembre 2019

Plus de 60.000 enseignants du secondaire de l'Ontario faisaient grève mercredi pour s'opposer aux compressions radicales que le gouvernement conservateur provincial impose à l'éducation et à leurs conditions d'emploi.

New in Spanish

Los “documentos de Afganistán”: la criminalidad y el desastre de una guerra basada en mentiras

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 diciembre 2019

Los documentos publicados por el Washington Post constituyen una condena de ambos partidos en EE. UU. y la prensa por mentirle al pueblo estadounidense por dos décadas.

Informe desenmascara la intervención del FBI en las elecciones de 2016

Por Patrick Martin, 11 diciembre 2019

La verdadera amenaza para la democracia estadounidense proviene del estado de seguridad nacional y la élite gobernante capitalista, no de ningún país extranjero.

Informe de empleos de noviembre en Estados Unidos en perspectiva: La mayoría de los empleos "agregados" a la economía de Estados Unidos son de bajos salarios

Por Jessica Goldstein, 11 diciembre 2019

Existe un marcado contraste entre las cifras oficiales de los informes de empleos de EE. UU. y la realidad de que muchos de los empleos disponibles son de baja calidad y el resultado de la traición de los sindicatos.

Relator de la ONU sobre la tortura Nils Melzer: “Con la censura viene inevitablemente la tiranía”

Por Johannes Stern, 11 diciembre 2019

El World Socialist Web Site entrevistó a Nils Melzer, quien denunció el papel de los gobiernos y los principales medios de comunicación en la persecución de Julian Assange y advirtió de las peligrosas consecuencias de la erosión de los derechos democráticos.

Denunciante de la NSA, Edward Snowden condena la persecución de Julian Assange y Chelsea Manning

Por Kevin Reed, 11 diciembre 2019

Edward Snowden dio una entrevista en video a los premios The Right Livelihood en Estocolmo, en la que defendió categóricamente al editor Julian Assange y a la denunciante encarcelada, Chelsea Manning.

Campaña de odio derechista en Alemania contra el ganador del Premio Nobel Peter Handke

Por Bernd Reinhardt y Peter Schwarz, 11 diciembre 2019

Las invectivas dirigidas contra Handke se parecen a los despotriques de criminales resueltos a encubrir sus propias huellas.

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 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 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".

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Perspective

The true legacy of US central banker Paul Volcker (1927–2019)

11 December 2019

A full accounting would reveal that his policies, imposed on behalf of the American capitalist class, resulted in untold social misery and the premature death of millions of people, not only in the US but around the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free Assange and Manning

Corporate media silent on journalists’ letter demanding freedom for Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 December 2019

The media blackout continues the nine-year collaboration of major outlets in the US-led campaign to smear, vilify and silence the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer: “With censorship inevitably comes tyranny”

By Johannes Stern, 9 December 2019

Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden condemns persecution of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning

By Kevin Reed, 9 December 2019

WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: “If Julian is taken to that Devil’s Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost”

Meeting of Australian teachers passes resolutions in defence of Julian Assange

Autoworkers Struggles

Defend the Silao Seven!
Fired Mexican GM workers issue open letter to American workers

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 11 December 2019

The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter urges workers to support the GM workers at the Silao, Mexico factory, who were fired for supporting the 40-day strike by GM workers in the US.

“They are jamming this down our throats:” Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW for rushing vote on sellout contract

By Jerry White, 10 December 2019

Vote “no” on the FCA contract! Form rank and file committees to oppose UAW sellout!

GM sends termination notices to 48 TPT workers in Indiana less than two months after UAW signs concessions contract

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

By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2019

From the archive of the WSWS
What is the UAW?

By Shannon Jones, 12 November 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Socialist Equality Party

London: Attendees at Socialist Equality Party’s general election rally speak
“The Socialist Equality Party has one goal and that’s what I feel most inclined toward, the class struggle”

By our reporters, 11 December 2019

WSWS reporters spoke to some of those who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s general election rally in London on Sunday.

SEP holds final UK election meeting in London
“Our fight is for workers to base themselves on a socialist and internationalist perspective, one rooted in a profound concern for history and informed by its lessons”

SEP (UK) candidate Chris Marsden speaks on Kashmir and Palestine at Sheffield mosque hustings

“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

SEP (UK) candidate Dennis Leech speaks at hustings in Manchester

By our reporter, 11 December 2019

Leech emphasised the global campaign to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and prevent his extradition to the US.

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!

Mehring Books

Appreciative audience at Australian launch of Why Are They Back?

By our reporter, 10 December 2019

The Sydney event probed the political climate behind the re-emergence of fascism and militarism in Germany and internationally.

Mehring Books Holiday Sale feature
Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition—Translator’s Foreword

6 December 2019

During its Holiday Sale, Mehring Books is offering this volume at a sharply reduced price of $15 for the black and white version or $20 for the color version.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

The Reiss Center at NYU’s Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party
Part 2: The Reiss Center’s role in the impeachment crisis and anti-Russia campaign

By the New York University IYSSE, 11 December 2019

The Reiss Center embodies the convergence of the interests of finance capital, the Democratic Party, and the military and intelligence apparatus.

The Reiss Center at NYU’s Law School: A think tank for the national security establishment and the Democratic Party
Part 1: Obama’s national security apparatus in exile

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

By our reporters, 2 December 2019

Commentary

America’s torturers and their co-conspirators must be prosecuted

By Tom Carter, 9 December 2019

Seton Hall Law School report exposes new details of CIA torture program

By Kevin Reed, 6 December 2019

Former head of German Secret Service publishes fascist manifesto

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 7 December 2019

Seattle schools propose race-centric “ethnomathematics” curriculum

By Kayla Costa and Nancy Hanover, 6 December 2019

Arts Review

Mariss Jansons, famed conductor, dead at 76

By Fred Mazelis, 10 December 2019

Dark Waters: American capitalism poisons its population

By Joanne Laurier, 9 December 2019

Right-wing hate campaign in Germany against Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke

By Bernd Reinhardt and Peter Schwarz, 9 December 2019

On the centenary of the composer Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996)

By Clara Weiss, 6 December 2019

Opera singer Plácido Domingo defends himself against sexual harassment allegations

By David Walsh, 5 December 2019

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.

25 years ago: Yeltsin launches First Chechen War

On December 11, 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered troops into Chechnya, a province in the Caucuses that had been part of the Russian Federation but had declared independence in 1991 amidst the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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50 years ago: New fighting between Israel and Arab neighbors

Starting on December 9, 1969 a series of skirmishes on the borders of Israel’s occupied territories took place. The fighting continued the prolonged “War of Attrition” that had been fought mostly between Israel and Egypt for control over the economically important Suez Canal zone.

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75 years ago: Battle of Mindoro in the Philippines

On December 13, 1944, the US military launched an amphibious invasion of Mindoro, the seventh-largest island in the Philippines and a crucial launching base for further incursions into the country’s north.

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100 years ago: Seventh Congress of Soviets held in Petrograd

On December 9, 1919, the Seventh All-Russia Congress of Soviets of Workers, Peasants, Red Army and Working Cossack Deputies closed in Petrograd after four days of sessions.

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Science

Skin Deep, Journey in the Divisive Science of Race, by Gavin Evans

By Philip Guelpa, 9 December 2019

The overwhelming weight of scientific research demonstrates that “race” does not exist as a valid biological category, but is a social construct.

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

“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

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

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.

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Book Review

A Warning: A manifesto of the pro-war “Resistance” in the American state

By Andre Damon, 4 December 2019

The book makes clear that the “Resistance” to Trump’s policies within the US government, which forms the basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, centers on claims that Trump is insufficiently aggressive in defending and expanding America’s imperial interests.

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.

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