13 December 2019

House Judiciary Committee nears vote to approve articles of impeachment against Trump

By Barry Grey, 13 December 2019

The debate and vote underscored the right-wing basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive.

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

Report unmasks FBI intervention in 2016 elections

India adopts Hindu supremacist citizenship law

By Rohantha De Silva and Keith Jones, 13 December 2019

In the face of widespread popular opposition and warnings that India is rending its “secular” political-constitutional order, the BJP government has rammed through legislation that redefines Indian citizenship in Hindu supremacist terms .

Pentagon chiefs say US troops to stay in Syria for years

By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2019

Less than two months after Trump’s demagogic announcement of a full withdrawal from Syria, the US military has made clear that it has no plans to leave.

US to impose sanctions on companies involved in European Nord Stream 2 pipeline

By Peter Schwarz, 13 December 2019

The sanctions against the joint Russian-Western Europe energy project underscores just how conflict-riven the relations between the members of the world's largest military alliance are.

US announces ”in principle” agreement on “phase one” US-China trade deal

By Nick Beams, 13 December 2019

Any reduction in US tariffs, will be accompanied by a so-called “snapback” provision under which they would be immediately re-imposed if it is determined that China is not abiding by its side of the deal

BBC reporter accused of breaking law by revealing postal vote and commenting negatively on Labour

By Robert Stevens, 13 December 2019

Laura Kuenssberg should have been immediately suspended pending an investigation. Instead the BBC issued a terse statement that it “does not believe it, or its political editor, has breached electoral law.”

The anti-Semitism accusations against Corbyn: A witch-hunt in the service of imperialism

By Jean Shaoul, 13 December 2019

The witch-hunt centres on a concerted attempt to equate opposition to Zionism and the colonial policies of the Israeli state with hatred of the Jewish people in general and the infamous and reactionary anti-Semitism of the Nazis in particular.

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

Wave of teachers strikes confront attacks on pensions and working conditions in Brazil

By Tomas Castanheira, 13 December 2019

Bolsonaro’s government and its Economy Minister Paulo Guedes have made it clear that they aim to privatize all public services, including schools.

Warrant targeting Assange supporter reveals scope of US government campaign against WikiLeaks

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 December 2019

As part of the FBI probe into supposed Russian interference in the 2016 US election, the entire contents of a Google account belonging to Somerset Bean, a WikiLeaks supporter and graphic designer, was subpoenaed by the American government.

Two executions in one week
Blind man dies by electric chair in Tennessee, Texas inmate executed amid claims of false testimony

By Kate Randall, 13 December 2019

The final two executions of 2019 involved cases in which juries were not told about defendants’ mental health struggles and violent upbringing, and trials involving false testimony and faulty jury selection.

US trucking firm goes Celadon bankrupt leaving thousands of drivers stranded

By Steve Filips, 13 December 2019

The major logistics company closed without warning, leaving thousands of drivers stranded across the country and without jobs just before the holidays.

ACLU intervenes in police lawsuit against Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson

By Fred Mazelis, 13 December 2019

The US Supreme Court is being asked to hear an appeal in a case seeking to hold Mckesson liable for injuries caused during a protest after a police killing in Louisiana.

Catastrophic conditions for refugees on Croatian border as authorities close camp

By Markus Salzmann, 13 December 2019

The catastrophic conditions in the Vucjak camp once again highlight the inhumane refugee policies of the European Union.

New Zealand: Warnings about danger of White Island eruption were ignored

By Tom Peters, 13 December 2019

There is growing anger among relatives of those killed and injured that warnings of a volcanic eruption were ignored by tourism companies and government regulators.

Australia: Thousands attend climate change rally in Sydney

By Martin Scott, 13 December 2019

While bushfires ravaged the state, workers and students gathered to protest government inaction on climate change.

Australia: Workers stop work in response to hazardous air conditions

12 December 2019

US House approves bill for record military spending

By Patrick Martin, 12 December 2019

French prime minister vows to impose pension cuts despite growing strikes

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 12 December 2019

Trump signs executive order aimed at suppressing criticism of Israel

By Niles Niemuth, 12 December 2019

Turkey’s Erdoğan threatens to send troops into Libya

By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2019

The Sun forced to delete article promoting fascist propaganda against UK left

By Paul Bond, 12 December 2019

US renews insults and threats against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2019

Amid turmoil in short-term money markets
Fed to keep interest rates lower for longer

By Nick Beams, 12 December 2019

AFL-CIO, Mexican government seek to chain renewed struggles across Matamoros to “independent” trade unions

By Andrea Lobo, 12 December 2019

Mass abstention as UAW forces through Fiat Chrysler contract

By Tom Hall, 12 December 2019

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

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

More on autoworkers struggles »

“The union bosses tell us they are fighting for us while they sell us out”
New York City transit workers denounce union-backed tentative agreement

By Allen Whyte, 12 December 2019

Holiday shipping season begins with deaths of two UPS workers at California airport

By Steve Filips, 12 December 2019

Mass shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey being investigated as anti-Semitic hate-crime

By Matthew Taylor, 12 December 2019

George Zimmerman, killer of Trayvon Martin in 2012, sues his victim’s family for $100 million

By Fred Mazelis, 12 December 2019

New doping provocation against Russia prior to 2020 Olympics

By Kevin Reed, 12 December 2019

World Bank economist warns of worsening crisis in Sri Lanka

By Saman Gunadasa, 12 December 2019

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

Australia: Governments, unions responsible for spate of deaths in Queensland mining industry

By Robert Campion, 12 December 2019

New in German

USA: Die Impeachment-Krise und ihre politischen Folgen

Andre Damon, 13. Dezember 2019

Die Folgen des Amtsenthebungsverfahrens gegen US-Präsident Trump werden reaktionär und gefährlich sein, egal wie das Repräsentantenhaus und der Senat entscheiden werden.

US-Sanktionen gegen Nord Stream 2

Peter Schwarz, 13. Dezember 2019

Die Sanktionen der USA gegen das deutsche Energieprojekt machen deutlich, wie konfliktgeladen die Beziehungen innerhalb des größten Militärbündnisses der Welt sind.

Frankreich: Trotz wachsender Streiks will Premier Philippe die Renten kürzen

Anthony Torres und Alex Lantier, 13. Dezember 2019

Edouard Philippe kündigte in einer Rede an, die geplanten Rentenkürzungen, die zwei Drittel der Bevölkerung ablehnen, dennoch durchzusetzen.

New in Norwegian

Impeachment-krisen og dens politiske konsekvenser

Andre Damon, 13. desember 2019

Uansett det endelige resultatet i Representantenes hus og Senatet vil riksrettsforløpet få reaksjonære og farlige følger.

Tyrkias Erdoğan truer med å sende tropper inn i Libya

Bill Van Auken, 13. desember 2019

Med Ankara og Moskva som støtter rivaliserende regimer i det krigsherjede landet truer enhver opptrapping med å slå over i en langt større og farligere krig.

Storbritannias generalvalg og arbeiderklassens kommende kamp for sosialisme

Chris Marsden, 13. desember 2019

Underliggende for intensiteten i de politiske konflikter er den historisk usette sosiale polariseringen mellom klassene, som nå begynner å finne uttrykk i et globalt utbrudd av klassekampen.

Ny doping provokasjon mot Russland før 2020-Olympiaden

Kevin Reed, 13. desember 2019

Det er pålagt fire-år-utestenging av russiske idrettsutøveres deltakelse i internasjonale konkurranser, inkludert det kommende sommer-OL i 2020 og vinter-OL i 2022.

New in French

Perspectives pour la révolution à venir aux États-Unis: «Race», classe et lutte pour le socialisme

Joseph Kishore, 12 décembre 2019

Ceci est une version révisée de la conférence présentée par le secrétaire national du Parti pour l'égalité socialiste (États-Unis), Joseph Kishore, lors de réunions tenues dans le Michigan et en Californie en réponse au «Projet 1619» du New York Times.

Edouard Philippe veut passer en force sur la réforme des retraites

Anthony Torres et Alexandre Lantier, 12 décembre 2019

Depuis le 5 décembre, les travailleurs du secteur public font grève contre la réforme des retraites, rejetée par deux-tiers des Français.

Le véritable héritage de l’ex-chef de la Banque centrale américaine, Paul Volcker (1927-2019)

Nick Beams, 12 décembre 2019

Un exposé complet révélerait que sa politique, imposée pour le compte de la classe capitaliste américaine, a entraîné une misère sociale indescriptible et la mort prématurée de millions de personnes, non seulement aux États-Unis, mais dans le monde entier.

Londres: dernière réunion du SEP avant l’élection législative au Royaume-Uni
«Nous luttons pour que les travailleurs se basent sur une perspective socialiste et internationaliste ayant ses racines dans une profonde conscience de l’histoire et instruite par ses leçons».

nos journalistes, 12 décembre 2019

En ouvrant le meeting, Thomas Scripps a expliqué que l’un des piliers centraux de la campagne électorale du SEP était la lutte pour libérer Julian Assange, fondateur de WikiLeaks.

Les démocrates rendent publics des articles de destitution contre Trump pour des raisons de «sécurité nationale»

Andre Damon, 12 décembre 2019

Les articles de destitution affirment que le président a «trahi la nation» et «compromis la sécurité nationale des États-Unis» en retardant temporairement l'aide militaire à l'Ukraine.

Il faut défendre les sept ouvriers licenciés de Silao!
Les travailleurs mexicains licenciés par GM publient une lettre ouverte aux travailleurs américains

Le WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 12 décembre 2019

Le WSWS Autoworker Newsletter exhorte les travailleurs à soutenir les ouvriers de General Motors (GM) à l'usine de Silao au Mexique, licenciés pour avoir soutenu la grève de 40 jours des travailleurs de GM aux Etats-Unis.

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 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 Spanish

La crisis del juicio político y sus consecuencias políticas

Andre Damon, 13 diciembre 2019

Independientemente del resultado en la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado, el juicio político tendrá repercusiones reaccionarias y peligrosas.

Las elecciones generales británicas y la próxima lucha de la clase trabajadora por el socialismo

Chris Marsden, 13 diciembre 2019

Subyacente a la intensidad de los conflictos políticos se encuentra una polarización social históricamente sin precedentes entre las clases que ahora comienza a expresarse en una erupción global de la lucha de clases.

¡Defiendan a los siete de Silao!
Los trabajadores despedidos de GM en México envían una carta abierta a los trabajadores de EE. UU.

Boletín de los Trabajadores Automotores del WSWS, 13 diciembre 2019

El Boletín de los Trabajadores Automotores del WSWS urge a los trabajadores a apoyar a los trabajadores de la planta de GM en Silao, México, que fueron despedidos por apoyar la huelga de 40 días de los trabajadores de GM en EE. UU.

Los medios corporativos no dicen nada sobre la carta de los periodistas que exige libertad para Julian Assange

Oscar Grenfell, 13 diciembre 2019

El apagón mediático continúa la colaboración de nueve años de los principales medios de comunicación en la campaña liderada por Estados Unidos para desprestigiar, vilipendiar y silenciar al fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

Trump firma orden ejecutiva para suprimir críticas a Israel

Niles Niemuth, 13 diciembre 2019

El propósito de la orden firmada el miércoles es aplastar la libre expresión en las universidades que reciben fondos públicos, atacando en particular el movimiento propalestino de Boicot, Desinversión y Sanciones.

La guerra sucia contra el Servicio Nacional de Salud:
El documental de John Pilger "va al corazón de la lucha por la democracia hoy”

Jean Shaoul, 13 diciembre 2019

El obra de Pilger es un llamamiento apasionado a la gente trabajadora para que se oponga al asalto encubierto de décadas de duración contra el Servicio Nacional de Salud por los tres partidos principales.

El DSA sobre el juicio político: ¿Cómo el DSA aprendió a dejar de preocuparse y amar a Bolton?

Genevieve Leigh, 13 diciembre 2019

Los Socialistas Demócratas de América han brindado su pleno apoyo a la campaña de juicio político, alineándose detrás de John Bolton y los otros reaccionarios promovidos por el Partido Demócrata.

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

Boeing executives must be held to account

13 December 2019

It has become clear that Boeing executives and government officials repeatedly disregarded warnings of potentially deadly safety lapses by employees that led to the deaths of over 300 people.

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Commentary

The impeachment crisis and its political consequences

By Andre Damon, 12 December 2019

Britain’s general election and the coming struggle of the working class for socialism

By Chris Marsden, 12 December 2019

The sordid deal between former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and his accusers

By David Walsh, 13 December 2019

Weinstein and his bankrupt company have reached a $25 million settlement with dozens of women who charged him with sexual misconduct, various media outlets reported on Wednesday.

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

By Nick Beams, 11 December 2019

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

By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2019

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

By Tom Carter, 9 December 2019

Workers Struggles

Algerian and Palestinian general strikes; Zimbabwe’s striking doctors threats
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

13 December 2019

Workers in Algeria carried out a four-day general strike while Palestinians in Hebron struck and doctors in Zimbabwe are continuing their months-long struggle.

Canada: Saskatchewan oil refinery locks out 800 workers, deploys scabs

By Carl Bronski, 12 December 2019

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 11 December 2019

More on autoworkers struggles »

Arts Review

Twin Flower, about the refugee crisis, from Italy—and Midnight Family, about poverty and health care, from Mexico

By Joanne Laurier, 12 December 2019

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

By Jean Shaoul, 10 December 2019

Pilger’s work is a deeply passionate appeal to working people in the UK to oppose the decades-long, covert assault on the NHS by all three major parties.

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

Free Assange and Manning

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

28 October 2019

The aim of the meetings is to prepare for the political action that must be organised in Australia and internationally in opposition to the legal travesty against Assange that is underway in the British courts.

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.

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 December 2019

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

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

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

Socialist Equality Party announces candidates in UK general election

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

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