The targeted bombing of Prof. Refaat al-Ar’eer by the US-backed Israel Defense Forces is a warning to workers and youth throughout the world that opposition to genocide will not be tolerated.
We are publishing here the tribute to Helen Halyard given by Marianne Arens, a longstanding member of the Trotskyist movement in Germany and member of the National Committee of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party).
We are publishing here the tribute to Helen Halyard given by Bryan Dyne on behalf of the “Party kids.” Bryan is a science writer for the WSWS.
Hunter Biden, the 53-year-old son of President Joe Biden, was charged Thursday by a federal grand jury on nine counts related to his failure to file and pay taxes between 2015 and 2019, and for filing false tax returns in 2020.
“Governments around the world are not for the people. It is disheartening to see thousands coming out into the streets in Australia, but the government doesn’t listen.”
The MNA’s termination of Singh expresses the broader political role of the trade unions to prop up the pro-war Democratic Party and suppress the growing opposition of workers to the economic and political situation.
Australian school students strike against Gaza genocide, but pseudo-left advance dead end of protest politics
The pseudo-left organisers of the school strikes, including Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance, are seeking to suppress discussion of the fundamental issues of political perspective required to halt the genocide and war.
Labor governments, their Departments of Education, Zionist organisations and the corporate media have worked to whip up a frenzied atmosphere of intimidation, including through false allegations of antisemitism.
On the floor of parliament, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese blurted out something about the private conversations that he and Opposition leader Peter Dutton conduct constantly behind the backs of the population.
While many people across the Philippines are repulsed by the barbaric crimes taking place in Gaza, petty-bourgeois layers in the country are working to derail the protest movement that has emerged.
The sudden emergence of JN.1 as its own distinct variant marks the fourth time that the CDC has deliberately concealed the emergence of a new, dangerous variant from the American and world population.
SEP (US) National Secretary Joe Kishore addresses “Centenary of Trotskyism” public meeting at Sri Lanka’s Peradeniya University
“It is impossible to develop an orientation in any particular country based on the national peculiarities of that country,” Kishore told the meeting.
The Board of Governors, packed with trade union officials and leading Democratic Party operatives, refused to take up a Student Senate resolution calling for the university to divest from companies complicit in Gaza genocide.
The strike emerges against a backdrop of growing crisis in the news media industry and within the economy more broadly.
In opposing real wage cuts and the dismantling and privatization of public services, the Quebec public sector workers are challenging the class war agenda of the entire ruling class in Quebec and throughout Canada.
Workers evacuated from future Toyota electric battery production mega-site in North Carolina after being overcome by fumes
Severe illness and hospitalizations of numerous workers expose the indifference to workers’ safety at the top levels of the project.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools District recently uncovered a $17 million budget hole, leaving the district on the edge of a state takeover.
The policy of “social partnership” has turned all trade unions into an auxiliary police force for the corporations and government. What the GDL union sells as a clever ploy to wrest higher wages for train drivers in the face of staff shortages actually amounts to dividing rail workers.
Several thousand people in Guernica formed an enormous mosaic with their bodies to protest the genocide in Gaza.
India: Maharashtra childcare workers on indefinite strike; Pakistani doctors in government hospitals on strike over sackings; Australia: Virgin Airlines cabin crews ready to strike for pay rise; Regional public transport rail workers in Victoria to walk out on Monday
As Erdoğan continues to condemn Israel’s genocide in Gaza, it has been exposed that his own son and his party members are involved in the critical trade he has allowed to continue with Israel.
School, college and university students walked out of classes across Britain on Thursday, in opposition to Israel’s onslaught in Gaza. In the capital, around 500 protested in Whitehall, across the road from Downing Street.
The threat of a personalist Trump dictatorship is now being acknowledged by the Democrats and the corporate media, but they offer no way out of the crisis of American capitalism except imperialist war.
Stellantis announces 3,680 layoffs at Detroit and Toledo Jeep plants, as automakers escalate job cuts under new UAW contracts
Stellantis has announced that it will cut as many as 2,465 jobs at its Detroit Assembly Complex-Mack and 1,225 jobs at the Toledo Assembly Complex, with the layoffs coming as early as February 5.
With a few cosmetic changes, the Nazi rally could have been called by Labor or the Liberal-National Coalition, both of which are engaged in a racist campaign against oppressed refugees.
In his final X/Twitter posts, which have gone viral globally, Dr. al-Ar’eer correctly blamed the Biden administration and Democratic Party for the ongoing genocide.
Growing tensions between Ukrainian President and army leadership as staggering death toll comes into view
Following the disastrous failure of the “counteroffensive” the Zelensky regime is facing a disastrous political situation as Western funding fades and internal hostilities with the military leadership escalate.
The change is part of longstanding restructuring plans, aimed at slashing costs and transforming the publicly owned mail service into a parcel delivery business, with the ultimate goal of full or partial privatisation.
The timing of the strike during the holiday peak season and the strategic significance of the facility creates the potential for a broader struggle to bring DHL and other logistics companies to their knees. But that requires the rank and file organize themselves independently of the union apparatus, taking the initiative out of pro-corporate union officials' hands.
“Helen was our comrade, friend and fighter. She was an indefatigable fighter for the working class and socialism”
We are publishing here the tribute given by Larry Porter, the assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to Helen Halyard.
“The attack by two SLPP thugs shows the pathetic state of the ruling Wickremesinghe regime which resorts to physical violence to stop the cultivation of socialist consciousness among workers and youth.” Andrei Ritsky, Young Guard of Bolshevik-Leninists from the former Soviet Union.
“The cowardly thugs—trade union bureaucrats who serve as the hirelings of the capitalist regime—stupidly believe that they can intimidate our party with such reactionary tactics. In fact, they draw upon themselves the contempt of the working class.”
The strikers are demanding pay increases and wage adjustments for inflation, improved visa and financial support for international researchers, better benefits and healthcare for fellows and increased transparency on authorship and intellectual property.
The $25 trillion US Treasury market, where government debt is bought and sold, forms the key foundation for the global financial system.
Backed by a foul witch hunt against refugees and immigrants, the Labor government and the Coalition are lurching further and further toward authoritarian methods of rule.
While the Maduro administration is carrying out an entirely reactionary policy, US imperialism has been the main player stoking up tensions in recent years.
The following tribute to Helen Halyard was sent by Gary Tyler, whom Helen fought tenaciously to free for decades.
The DSA has been an integral component of the Democrats’ attempted rehabilitation of the UAW apparatus, while other pseudo-left organizations are coming forward as an additional line of defense.
To prevail against the big business CAQ government, workers must wrest control of their struggle from the pro-capitalist union apparatuses and transform it into a unified political offensive of the entire working class against the Quebec and Canadian ruling elite’s agenda of austerity and war.
The Pogues were one of the finest bands of the 1980s, infusing Irish traditional music with punk to give new voice to a young Irish diaspora. This owed very much to the poetic songwriting of Shane MacGowan.
Protesters denounced the bourgeois French media’s role in promoting phony "humanitarian pauses” as Israeli prepared to expand its bombing campaign to justify their murderous assault on the Gazan population.
Questions focussed on Johnson’s actions from the summer of 2020 through to January 2022. Attention was drawn repeatedly to the influence of “economic” concerns on government decision making.
Healthcare workers in Italy including doctors, nurses and midwives in 24-hour strike over staff shortages and austerity budget; three thousand workers at Isfahan Steel Company in Iran walk out for improved pay and pay parity with other steelworkers; doctors and dentists begin stoppage in six counties in Kenya for pay rise and improved conditions
Telefónica’s announcement is part of a global offensive against telecommunications workers.
Ten years ago, Dave Hyland, a leading figure in the British Trotskyist movement, died on December 8, 2013, at the age of 66. Below we republish the remarks of comrade David North to a January 18, 2014, memorial meeting honouring comrade Hyland.
US and Israeli mass rape propaganda, without credible evidence, is being used to justify Gaza genocide
The campaign over alleged mass rape is timed to coincide with the resumption of the Israeli war on Gaza, following the brief “pause.”
Yellow’s asset auction raised more than enough funds to pay off its nearly $1.6 billion in debt.
Barbara Slaughter, the longest-running active member of the International Committee of the Fourth International, paid tribute to the half-century-plus struggle of Comrade Helen to educate workers and young people in the international socialist principles of Trotskyism.
Biden’s Education Department expands scope of investigations into alleged antisemitism on college campuses
Over 20 Title VI Shared Ancestry Investigations have been initiated by the Department of Education since October 7.
We are publishing here the tribute to Helen Halyard given by Cheryl Crisp, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia, to a memorial meeting for Comrade Helen held by the Socialist Equality Party (US) and the International Committee of the Fourth International on Sunday, December 3.
The deliberate targeting of the healthcare infrastructure in Gaza is intended to allow “slow death” by starvation, dehydration and disease to kill the population.
The meeting, in Sydney and online, will discuss the revolutionary socialist perspective required to end the genocide and its source, the capitalist system.
Protesters rallied outside parliament on Tuesday after the incoming National Party-NZ First-ACT coalition government issued statements continuing to justify Israel’s genocidal bombing and siege of Gaza as a defensive action.
There is concern that an Evergrande liquidation could severely impact the ability of other corporations, not only highly indebted real estate developers, to raise money in international financial markets.
Multiple people killed at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in Austin, Texas as 2023 breaks record for mass shootings
Several people were shot during an active shooter attack at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas a day after six people were killed during a killing spree in Austin.
Behind the UAW unionization campaign: Containing the class struggle on behalf of Biden and auto bosses
The UAW has launched what it calls and “unprecedented” effort to unionize nonunion auto plants under conditions of growing militancy and class struggle in an effort to contain this movement in a corporatist straitjacket.
Both Washington and Tokyo are challenging the “One China” policy in order to provoke a clash with Beijing and launch long-standing plans for war against China.
When only a little more than a third of the membership bothers to vote in such circumstances, this has to be considered a vote of non-confidence in the union leadership.
No to censorship of opponents of war! Stop the genocide in Gaza! Protest December 12 at Ruhr University Bochum!
While a deliberate massacre of the women and children of Gaza is being committed before the eyes of the whole world, the RUB has banned the International Youth and Students for Social Equality group from organising an event entitled "Stop the genocide in Gaza!"
The reaction of the German state to pro-Palestinian protests betrays the ruling class’s fear of a mass movement of the working class against war and exploitation.
Families gathered to protest on the day former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose policies led to over 233,000 deaths in Britain, was beginning two days of testimony.
When Johnson voiced his indifference to mass death, declaring “Let the bodies pile high in their thousands!”, he spoke as the authentic representative of the ruling class and its political and scientific flunkeys.
The SEG in Turkey held a public meeting in Istanbul on Sunday titled “Stop Israel’s genocide in Gaza! Socialist internationalism and the struggle against Zionism and imperialism.”
This misery stands in the shadow of the monumental residences of the rich. Perhaps the most obscene example is at Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms, southwest London, where, 10 storeys up, sits the “Sky Pool”, described as the world’s first swimming-pool bridge, connecting two sections of the luxury development.
Emerging from a tense and angry meeting with members of the “war cabinet” on Tuesday, they denounced the government, saying it had no plan to secure the release of the remaining hostages and that its tactics were endangering their lives.
The deal backed by the UAW is virtually unchanged from the previous three union-endorsed agreements that Lear workers rejected since early August, by 95 percent, 75 percent, and 72 percent respectively.
In a video interview, Kishore spoke about the significance of the meetings being held in Sri Lanka and the connection between the capitalist crisis and the history of the Trotskyist movement.
“Helen’s achievements live on in our fight today under conditions of the emergence of the international working class.”
One of Helen’s oldest and closest comrades paid tribute to her unflagging attention to the education and training of the party membership, particularly the youth.
On the fifth day of the Zionist regime’s savage onslaught after it unilaterally declared an end to the week-long pause in fighting, the United Nations said it was impossible to ensure “so-called safe zones” for civilians anywhere in Gaza due to the ferocity and scope of air and ground attacks.
Support Australian school strikes! Build a socialist anti-war movement to stop the genocide and war!
The perspective of pressuring governments is a dead-end. Instead we need to build a movement of the working class against them and the system responsible for the genocide, capialism.
Unify the faculty and entire workforce at California State University in joint strike action! Build rank-and-file committees!
After delivering a 95 percent strike authorization, the California Faculty Association has organized only isolated one-day strikes over four days.
US politicians and university presidents slander anti-genocide protesters, Roger Waters as antisemites
Seeking to curb democratic rights and chill public displays of opposition to the genocide in Gaza, right-wing House members questioned university presidents for over three hours on the false premise that mass opposition by young people and students to Israeli genocide and Zionism was an expression of antisemitism.
The American and world population are now flying blind into what could be a catastrophic winter storm of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Workers and youth at Peradeniya University discuss upcoming meetings to be addressed by SEP(US) National Secretary Joseph Kishore, on “Leon Trotsky and the fight for socialism in the 21st century.”
In attacking actors, whose only “crime” was to wear Arabic scarves during a curtain call, the proponents of Israel’s genocide have inadvertently pointed to the bogus character of their entire campaign.
Economists warn of significant economic and financial consequences unless central banks around the world start reducing interest rates.
The announced resumption of peace talks was the product of nearly two years of secret negotiations with the aim of ending domestic armed conflict so the Philippine military can focus on preparations for war with China.
The Biden administration is doing its utmost to play down and contain the fallout from the explosive DOJ indictment, so as to ensure that the anti-China Indo-US “global strategic partnership” can continue to expand at full throttle.
Thousands turned out at protests in Toronto and across the country over the weekend to denounce the resumption of Israel’s mass slaughter of Palestinians and demand an immediate ceasefire.
Three homeless men were murdered last week in Los Angeles. Their killings were the outcome of sustained ruling class efforts to demonize the homeless population in the nation’s second largest city.
The Chavurah group at Penn faces discipline after showing a film critical of Israel.
Ever since the Supreme Court struck down the climate fund as unconstitutional, leaving a shortfall amounting to billions in the budget, the government has been preparing to claw this back through massive cuts in social spending.
US Department of Labor charges poultry processor a measly $3.8 million for child labor violations, wage theft and retaliation by firing
A California corporation paid a small fine for its crimes and for the ability to operate business as usual.
Starmer’s paragraph on Thatcher also praises how Tony Blair “reimagined a stale, outdated Labour Party into one that could seize the optimism of the late 90s”.
Britain’s military role in the region is maintained to ensure its ruling elite profit from the spoils of genocide and war, as the trusted partners of US imperialism.
Pseudo-left parties of the affluent middle class are shielding Podemos and Sumar by blocking a movement in the working class against Spain’s capitalist government in which they sit as coalition partners of the Socialist Party (PSOE).
Before the eyes of the whole world, Israel is carrying out a crime of monumental proportions: a deliberate and systematic massacre of the women and children of Gaza.
The financial emergency comes after the dismal failure of the Ukrainian military offensive against Russian defenses in the south.
Striking New Jersey nurses determined not to settle as union announces tentative agreement, prepares betrayal
Having isolated more than 1,700 nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for four months without strike pay, the United Steelworkers is preparing to sell them short with an inadequate agreement.
American Airlines flight attendants voted 99.5 percent in favor of a strike, but the National Mediation Board refused to release them from legally-mandated negotiations.
The rapid development of ports, such as the one in Savannah, is aimed at providing shippers with increased flexibility, eliminating supply chain bottlenecks and positioning them to deal with work stoppages. It is also a major part of the Biden administration’s drive to World War III.
After striking Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan workers have been kept in the dark for three months, the United Auto Workers bureaucracy is seeking to push through a proposed four-year agreement at ratification meetings on Tuesday.
The statement released by top US, British and Australian defence officials makes clear that preparations for providing Australia with a nuclear submarine fleet are proceeding apace.
Two months ago, Texas Republicans were photographed meeting with neo-Nazi Nicholas J. Fuentes at a far-right consulting firm in Fort Worth.
In partnership with the Liberal-National Coalition, the Labor government rammed the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Repudiation) Bill 2023 through the House of Representatives in a single day last week and is demanding that the Senate rubberstamp it by this Thursday.
“What is so good about our ‘democracy’ when it is supporting genocide and failing the people here as well.”
The SEP calls upon workers, youth and students in Sri Lanka and internationally to defend our party’s democratic right to freely engage in its political activities.
The Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee, which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers, has kept the workers separated from other postdocs in the same local and is preparing a betrayal.
Saõ Paulo transit carried out a one-day strike November 28 against privatizations and budget cuts while 1,600 MGM Grand Detroit Casino workers are back on the job after being saddled with a totally inadequate 64-month agreement.
This significant cultural event highlighted films that take a sharp look at postwar American life.
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