27 February 2020

Julian Assange condemns court for preventing him from speaking to lawyers

By Thomas Scripps and Laura Tiernan, 27 February 2020

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange issued a defiant protest in court yesterday, opposing the flagrant abuse of his legal rights in extradition proceedings brought against him by the United States government.

Persecuted journalist Assange handcuffed, stripped naked on first day of extradition trial

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Attacks against Sanders intensify ahead of South Carolina primary

By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2020

Sanders’ opponents are warning that he may take an insurmountable lead in delegates in the 14 states voting next Tuesday.

Sanders on “60 Minutes” spells out willingness to use US military power

Democratic Party deploys Russian meddling smear against Sanders

Federal appeals court backs Trump’s attack on sanctuary cities

By Kevin Reed, 27 February 2020

A federal appeals court overturned previous lower court rulings and upheld the Trump administration’s plan to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities.

US Supreme Court grants border police a license to kill

Germany: Nazi terrorist group planned mass murder of Muslims

By Gregor Link, 27 February 2020

German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.

Many unanswered questions following attack on carnival procession in Germany

After the massacre in Hanau
Stop the right-wing terror in Germany!

Germany: Tens of thousands take to the streets against right-wing terror

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After walkout of 200,000 teachers and support staff
Ontario’s education unions “suspend” most job actions

By Roger Jordan, 27 February 2020

Citing various pretexts, three of Ontario’s four teachers unions have called off planned walkouts this week.

Mass workplace shooting at Milwaukee, Wisconsin brewery leaves six dead including gunman

By Jacob Crosse, 27 February 2020

An as-of-yet unnamed 51-year-old Molson Coors Beverage employee opened fire Wednesday morning, killing five coworkers before committing suicide.

Video shows Florida school police officer boasting after arresting six-year-old

By Shuvu Batta, 27 February 2020

Dennis Turner bragged that he had made more than 6,000 arrests and that Kaia Rolle had “broken the record” for the youngest child he had ever detained.

As support for wildcat strike spreads
Unions work to defeat UC-Santa Cruz grad student strike

By Jonathan Burleigh, 27 February 2020

The UAW declared in an open letter at Berkeley that it would not defend the UCSC strikers or any UC Berkeley students who took sympathy wildcat action.

UC-Santa Cruz grad students continue wildcat strikes

California governor to collaborate with Trump against the homeless

Water shutoffs continue in Detroit in the face of growing opposition

By James Brewer, 27 February 2020

The Democratic administrations of both the city and the state insist that water shutoffs in Detroit remain as a “collection tool of last resort.”

Four months before 2020 contract fight: Detroit schools superintendent tells teachers “no increases”

Tennessee carries out fifth electric chair execution since 2018

By Warren Duzak, 27 February 2020

Nicholas Todd Sutton, convicted and sentenced to death in 1986 for the stabbing death of a fellow prisoner, had spent his entire adult life in prison.

British Tory government’s general practitioner contracts intensify assault on healthcare

By Ben Trent, 27 February 2020

Over a 12 month period, 55 million patients had to wait longer than a fortnight to see a GP.

New study reveals growing health crisis in Greece

By George Gallanis, 27 February 2020

The health of Greek workers continues to deteriorate after years of austerity measures imposed by Syriza and previous capitalist governments.

In alliance with Workers’ Party, Bolsonaro sends Brazilian army to contain police strike

By Tomas Castanheira, 27 February 2020

Bolsonaro’s use of the army for domestic repression and his granting troops a license to kill with impunity are in continuity with policies pursued by the PT when it was in power.

Brazilian oil workers’ unions shut down strike to “negotiate” with Labor Court

Sri Lanka: New Tamil alliance declares pro-US agenda

By R. Shreeharan, 27 February 2020

Though this alliance proclaims itself an “alternative” to the discredited TNA, all of its constituent parties and groups have closely associated with the TNA in the past.

Sri Lanka: IMF presses new government to implement austerity

Australian bushfire inquiry: Damage-control, cover-up and a push for military powers

By Mike Head, 27 February 2020

The central purpose of the royal commission is to absolve the federal and state governments of responsibility for the disaster, and to introduce unprecedented national emergency powers.

26 February 2020

Wall Street falls as coronavirus spreads

By Nick Beams, 26 February 2020

Fears grow of pandemic as coronavirus takes hold internationally

China auto sales plummet as coronavirus threatens to trigger global downturn

By Marcus Day, 26 February 2020

China expels three Wall Street Journal journalists

By Ben McGrath, 26 February 2020

As Trump embraces Modi, communal violence convulses India’s capital

By Keith Jones, 25 February 2020

Trump to promote anti-China strategic alliance in visit to India

Germany: Left Party embraces Christian Democrats in Thuringia

By Ulrich Rippert, 26 February 2020

Irish pseudo-left groups back Sinn Féin-led coalition

By Steve James, 26 February 2020

Third election in a year deepens Israel’s political crisis

By Jean Shaoul, 26 February 2020

After acquittal in Gezi Park trial, Turkish state re-launches prosecution

By Barış Demir, 26 February 2020

The fix is in: Kenneth Feinberg to oversee payouts to Boeing crash victims

By Bryan Dyne, 26 February 2020

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Россия стремится ослабить трения с Беларусью, вызванные разногласиями по поводу энергоносителей

Андреа Питерс, 27 февраля 2020 г.

Россия предложила Беларуси 300 миллионов долларов, чтобы компенсировать последствия изменений в экспортные пошлины на нефть и сохранить союзнические отношения с Минском.

New in Turkish

Gezi Parkı davasındaki beraat kararının ardından baskı sürüyor

Barış Demir, 27 Şubat 2020

Gezi Parkı davasında söz konusu olan, bir yandan Türk devletinin emperyalist güçlerle ve onların Ortadoğu’daki savaş politikalarıyla gergin olan ilişkilerini idare ederken diğer yandan ülke içindeki toplumsal muhalefeti sindirip itibarsızlaştırmayı amaçlayan siyasi bir kan davasıydı.

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Gewalt in Indien: Trump preist Modi, während Regierungsanhänger Neu-Delhi in Brand setzen

Keith Jones, 27. Februar 2020

Der indische Premierminister Narendra Modi, Trumps „wahrer Freund“, und seine Regierung sind für die hinduistische Gewalt in Neu-Delhi verantwortlich, wo bisher mindestens 20 Menschen gestorben sind.

Die CDU-Führungsdebatte und die anhaltende politische Rechtsentwicklung

Ulrich Rippert, 27. Februar 2020

Die Auseinandersetzung über den CDU-Vorsitz dreht sich um die Frage, wie die rechte Offensive am besten gegen den Widerstand der Bevölkerung durchgesetzt werden kann.

Erster Tag des Auslieferungsprozesses: Assange in Handschellen gelegt und nackt ausgezogen

Thomas Scripps und Laura Tiernan, 27. Februar 2020

Kurz vor Beginn des Prozesses erklärte ein Gerichtsdiener gegenüber WikiLeaks-Chefredakteur Kristinn Hrafnsson, dass er nicht auf der Zuschauertribüne Platz nehmen dürfe.

Sanders erklärt seine Bereitschaft zum Einsatz des US-Militärs

Patrick Martin, 27. Februar 2020

Der Spitzenkandidat der Demokraten bei den Vorwahlen hat erklärt, er würde zur Unterstützung der Nato und anderer militärischer Verbündeter der USA sowie zur Verteidigung von Taiwan gegen China Krieg führen.

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La crainte d’une pandémie grandit à mesure que le coronavirus s’impose au niveau international

Benjamin Mateus, 26 février 2020

Le virus 2019-nCoV, ou COVID-19, s’est révélé être un pathogène beaucoup plus complexe que ce que les virologistes ont connu dans le passé.

Début du procès-spectacle de Julian Assange

James Cogan, 26 février 2020

Le premier jour des audiences au tribunal britannique pour déterminer si l’éditeur de Wikileaks Julian Assange sera extradé aux Etats-Unis n’a laissé aucun doute quant à la parodie de justice en cours qui menace tant la vie d’Assange que les droits démocratiques fondamentaux.

Sanders sur l’émission «60 Minutes» explique la volonté d’utiliser la puissance militaire américaine

Patrick Martin, 26 février 2020

Le candidat présidentiel démocrate en tête a déclaré qu’il ferait la guerre pour soutenir l’OTAN et d’autres alliés militaires des États-Unis, et pour défendre Taïwan contre la Chine.

Les partis allemands de droite et d’extrême droite subissent une défaite aux élections législatives de Hambourg

Peter Schwarz, 26 février 2020

Quatre jours après l’attaque terroriste de droite à Hanau, les démocrates-chrétiens et les démocrates libres, les partis qui ont formé une alliance avec l’Alternative pour l’Allemagne d’extrême droite pour élire le ministre-président en Thuringe, ont perdu un grand nombre de voix à Hambourg.

Alors que Trump fait l’éloge de Modi, la violence communautaire secoue la capitale indienne

Keith Jones, 26 février 2020

Modi est politiquement responsable de la violence communautaire qui a fait au moins dix morts et qui a été fomentée par des éléments de son parti le BJP qui est directement coupable.

L'OCDE sonne l'alarme sur le surendettement des entreprises

Nick Beams, 26 février 2020

L'OCDE a souligné une «accumulation sans précédent de la dette obligataire des entreprises» depuis la crise financière de 2008, avec une augmentation de 2,1 billions de dollars pour la seule année 2019.

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Inicia la farsa judicial contra Julian Assange

Por James Cogan, 26 febrero 2020

El primer día de la audiencia en las cortes británicas ocurrió ayer para determinar si el editor de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, será extraditado a EE. UU., y no dejó dudas de que está en marcha una farsa legal que atenta contra la vida de Assange y los derechos democráticos fundamentales.

Sanders en el programa de TV "60 minutos" explica la voluntad de usar el poder militar de los EE. UU.

Por Patrick Martin, 26 febrero 2020

El favorito presidencial demócrata dijo que iría a la guerra en apoyo de la OTAN y otros aliados militares estadounidenses, y para defender Taiwán contra China.

Los partidos alemanes de derecha y de extrema derecha sufren la derrota en las elecciones estatales de Hamburgo

Por Peter Schwarz, 26 febrero 2020

Cuatro días después del ataque terrorista de derecha en Hanau, los democristianos y los demócratas libres, los partidos que formaron una alianza con la Alternativa para Alemania de extrema derecha eligiera al ministro presidente en Turingia, perdieron un gran número de votos en Hamburgo.

Dos adolescentes empobrecidos mueren trabajando en una mina peruana ilegal

Por Cesar Uco, 26 febrero 2020

La muerte de los hermanos de intoxicación por gas de 14 y 17 años en la mina es parte de un peaje a nivel nacional por la explotación de trabajadores en minas ilegales e inseguras.

"Las victorias no se ganan a través de la cobardía política, sino en la lucha”

Por Chris Marsden, 26 febrero 2020

Este discurso fue pronunciado por el Secretario Nacional del Partido Socialista de la Igualdad Chris Marsden en una manifestación pública celebrada en Londres el domingo 23 de febrero.

Proceso de extradición de Assange se abre en Londres

Por Thomas Scripps y Laura Tiernan, 26 febrero 2020

En medio de la creciente indignación popular por el tramitar rápidamente a Assange de una prisión estadounidense, los abogados del Departamento de Justicia trataron de replantear los cargos en su contra.

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L'équipe de défense d'Assange: « L'empire appelle ça de l'espionnage. Nous appelons ça du journalisme »

Thomas Scripps, 20 février 2020

Une conférence de presse a été tenue devant une salle comble par le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, l'avocate Jennifer Robinson et les députés australiens Andrew Wilkie et George Christensen.

Washington soutient la Turquie alors que les affrontements frontaliers s'intensifient avec la Syrie et la Russie

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 février 2020

Washington encourage les opérations de l’armée turque en Syrie, au risque d’un affrontement direct entre l’OTAN et les principaux alliés du gouvernement syrien, la Russie et l’Iran.

Les enseignants de l'Ontario et les travailleurs de la raffinerie de Regina en lock-out doivent mener une lutte politique ouvrière

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 février 2020

Pour l'emporter dans la lutte pour défendre leurs emplois, leurs salaires et leurs droits sociaux, les travailleurs doivent reconnaître qu'ils sont confrontés non seulement à un employeur particulièrement impitoyable ou à un gouvernement de droite, mais aussi à un assaut de guerre de classe et à une lutte politique.

La montée de Sanders dans les sondages déclenche de nouvelles provocations des médias et de l’establishment démocrate

Barry Grey, 20 février 2020

L’inquiétude grandit dans l’appareil du parti et dans une grande partie de l’élite patronale que des victoires de Sanders au Nevada et en Caroline du Sud pourrait rendre sa nomination irréversible.

New in Norwegian

Skuerettssaken mot Julian Assange begynner

James Cogan, 26. februar 2020

Mandagen, som var den første dagen av den britiske rettshøringen for å avgjøre om WikiLeaks-utgiver Julian Assange blir utlevert til USA, etterlot ingen tvil om at det som foregår er en juridisk perversjon som truer både Assanges liv og grunnleggende demokratiske rettigheter.

David North og Joseph Kishore taler til et internasjonalt publikum på et rådhusmøte i anledning 2020-valgkampanjen til Socialist Equality Party

Soocialist Equality Party (US), 26. februar 2020

Se opptaket av det vellykkede rådhusmøtet for valgkampanjen, som ble live-streamet til arbeidere og supportere over hele verden.

Utleveringsrettssaken mot Assange åpnet i London

Thomas Scripps and Laura Tiernan, 26. februar 2020

Samtidig med et voksende folkelig raseri over styringen av Assange over til et amerikansk fengsel, prøvde advokater for justisdepartementet (DoJ) å omforme anklagene mot ham.

New in Portuguese

O espectro dos anos 1930
Soe o alarme! A conspiração política e o ressurgimento do fascismo na Alemanha

David North e Johannes Stern, 17 Fevereiro 2020

A decisão da semana passada da União Democrata Cristã, no estado da Turíngia, de eleger um governador junto com o partido de extrema direita Alternativa para a Alemanha expõe o estado imundo da política alemã.

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Perspective

The coronavirus pandemic and the need for global socialized medicine

27 February 2020

A planned, rational deployment of worldwide medical and industrial resources is essential to keep the disease from potentially claiming millions of lives.

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Featured Commentary

The New York Times gloats over the destruction of “the Monster” Weinstein

By Eric London, 26 February 2020

Weinstein’s conviction has established the “breakthrough” principle that a criminal conviction can be secured without reliable and verifiable evidence. The working class and poor will suffer the consequences.

New York Times posts anti-Semitic caricature of Harvey Weinstein

By David North and Andre Damon, 26 February 2020

The illustration, which has multiple characteristics associated with anti-Semitic depictions of Jewish people by the Nazis, strikingly resembles an image published in October 1936 in the Nazi propaganda magazine Der Stürmer.

FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request by SEP National Chairman David North

By WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The US government declares that the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site chairman’s request for documents obtained through surveillance of his political activities threatens “national security and foreign intelligence.”

Why did Princeton University provide funding for the German right-wing extremist Jörg Baberowski?

By David North, 22 February 2020

SEP 2020 Election Meeting

David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 25 February 2020

Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.

Free Assange and Manning

“The fight for Assange’s freedom requires the political mobilisation of the working class”

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 February 2020

This speech was delivered by Oscar Grenfell, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) to a public rally in defence of Julian Assange, held in London on Sunday.

Free Assange and Manning! SEP and IYSSE to hold demonstration in Colombo

27 February 2020

Assange and Manning are being persecuted because they dared to expose US war crimes and government corruption.

Montreal: Demonstration outside US consulate demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 27 February 2020

Speakers denounced the persecution of Assange as a major threat to democratic rights, exposed the complicity of Canada’s ruling elite and stressed the importance of a global mobilization of the working class to secure his freedom.

SEP US presidential candidate Joseph Kishore: “Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!”

By Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate, 26 February 2020

The Socialist Equality Party opposes Assange’s extradition to the United States. We demand immediate freedom for Assange and for whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

The show trial of Julian Assange begins

By James Cogan, 25 February 2020

Assange extradition trial opens in London

Hundreds protest outside Woolwich Crown Court to demand Assange’s freedom

SEG (New Zealand) rally in Wellington demands freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 26 February 2020

“Victories are not won through political cowardice, but in struggle”

By Chris Marsden, 25 February 2020

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds London rally in defence of Assange and Manning

Rally and march in Melbourne, Australia demands freedom for Julian Assange

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 February 2020

“The release of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is up to us”
Australian and New Zealand demonstrations demand freedom for WikiLeaks founder and US whistleblower

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

By Jerry White, 27 February 2020

From 1983 to 1995, Bieber presided over the final demise of the UAW as an organization that conducted a limited defense of the day-to-day interests of autoworkers and its transformation into what it is today: a direct arm of corporate management.

Hosni Mubarak, US-backed dictator of Egypt for 30 years, dead at 91

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2020

Overthrown in 2011 by a mass revolt of the Egyptian people, he died with his criminal legacy secured by a military regime that is even more repressive than the one he headed.

Commentary

New Zealand: Pseudo-left ISO promotes illusions in right-wing Labour-led government

By Tom Peters, 27 February 2020

Despite two-and-a-half years of worsening social inequality, stronger police-state measures, and deepening ties with US imperialism, the pseudo-left ISO claims that the Labour Party-led government can change course and “help the working class.”

Trump hails Modi as his supporters engulf Delhi in communal violence

By Keith Jones, 26 February 2020

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 1

By Robert Stevens, 19 February 2020

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 2
“The more you find out, the more you discover that people have been dying on these things for years and years.”

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

#MeToo-style attack on star of West Side Story revival fizzles on Broadway

By Fred Mazelis, 25 February 2020

The producers and the colleagues of Amar Ramasar are standing by the latest target #MeToo hysteria.

Arts Review

National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood—How the US military and CIA go about their propaganda operations

By Charles Bogle, 27 February 2020

The book, by Matthew Alford and Tom Secker, presents extensive evidence that US government departments and agencies use multiple means to manipulate content and even block production of Hollywood films.

Michael Winterbottom’s Greed: A searing indictment of the super-rich

By Thomas Scripps, 26 February 2020

Echo in the Canyon: The “California sound” of the mid-1960s

By Joanne Laurier, 24 February 2020

“One must not forget”: A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis

By Verena Nees, 21 February 2020

Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture, directed by Stephen Bennett

By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2020

Science

2020 began with the hottest January in recorded history

By Philip Guelpa, 26 February 2020

Election 2020

SEP (US) announces speaking tour featuring presidential candidate Joseph Kishore
Socialism and the 2020 elections: the international class struggle and the strategy of world socialist revolution

Mobilize the working class to defend the grad students at University of California-Santa Cruz

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP vice presidential candidate, 20 February 2020

Stop all anti-immigrant raids! Abolish ICE and CBP! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

Workers Struggles

Mexican media workers strike, Montreal stevedores authorize strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

25 February 2020

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Demonstrations throughout California in support of wildcat strike by UC-Santa Cruz graduate teaching assistants

By Anthony del Olmo, 22 February 2020

UC Santa Cruz graduate students defy administration ultimatum, vote to continue strike

By Our reporters, 22 February 2020

Support for UC Santa Cruz strike spreads to other campuses, faculty

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25 years ago: Professor Vadim Rogovin launches US lecture tour, “Was there an alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?”

On February 27, 1995, Professor Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin, a leading Marxist historian in the former Soviet Union, began a US tour with a lecture delivered at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

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50 years ago: Rightist leads in 1970 Guatemalan general election

On March 1, 1970 Guatemalans voted in the general elections to select a president and representatives to Congress. No candidate received over 50 percent of the vote.

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75 years ago: Soviet Red Army secures a series of victories over the Nazis

This week in February 1945, the Soviet Union’s Red Army won a series of significant victories over German troops occupying Eastern Europe.

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100 years ago: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari premiers in Berlin

On February 26, 1920, the silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premiered in front of a Berlin audience at the Marmorhaus theatre.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student

By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020

Right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski physically assaults socialist student

IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Tom Mackaman interviewed on 1619 Project by history podcast

18 February 2020

A reply to the American Historical Review’s defense of the 1619 Project

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

The disrespect expressed by editor Alex Lichtenstein toward leading historians reveals the extent to which racialist mythology, which has provided the “theoretical” foundation of middle-class identity politics, has been accepted, and even embraced, by a substantial section of the academic community as a legitimate basis for the teaching of American history.

History

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2020

An interview with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano

By the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Book Review

An examination of the anti-immigrant campaign in early 20th century America
The Guarded Gate, by Daniel Okrent (Scribner, 2019)

By Fred Mazelis, 3 February 2020

A century after the imposition of racist immigration quotas in the US, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism are once again on the rise in the US and around the world.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2020

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shell Oil and mass killings in Africa

By Trévon Austin and Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2019

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

“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
An interview with historian Clayborne Carson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

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

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Mehring Books

New pamphlet from Mehring Books on the 1619 Project

24 January 2020

The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.

Vadim Rogovin’s Bolsheviks against Stalinism 1928–1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
A magnificent account of Stalin’s opponents in the USSR

By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2019

Stalin’s rise was neither foreordained nor a natural outgrowth of the October Revolution. The Great Russian chauvinist and bureaucrat secured power in ferocious conflict with the proletariat, peasantry and cadre of the revolutionary socialist movement.

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

History of the ICFI

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