Italian army drafted to transport corpses as coronavirus deaths surge in Europe

By Alex Lantier, 20 March 2020

Health systems in Italy, the European epicenter of the disease, are so overwhelmed that they cannot process the corpses of the dead, let alone tend to the sick.

Going into lockdown, Europe overtakes China as coronavirus epicenter

California governor orders statewide lockdown as US coronavirus deaths top 200

By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2020

The number of Americans with coronavirus is nearing 15,000, and more than 200 have died.

Massive social disaster looms as worldwide job losses from coronavirus pandemic expected to reach 25 million

By Jerry White, 20 March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is now metastasizing into an immense economic and social crisis.

As US Fed seeks to rescue financial markets and corporations demand bailouts
Workers hit by job losses and pay cuts

Italy’s death toll overtakes China’s
Coronavirus crisis cripples Italy’s health care system

By Marc Wells, 20 March 2020

Italy now counts more deaths from the coronavirus pandemic than any other country in the world.

Stock markets hold steady but global dollar shortage looms

By Nick Beams, 20 March 2020

Major interventions by the world’s central banks have come in response to the passage of financial markets into a kind of through-the-looking-glass world in which everything is reversed.

Facing mask shortage, US doctors told to use bandanas

By Benjamin Mateus, 20 March 2020

The CDC recommends that when facemasks are no longer available, health care workers may have to improvise, using scarves or bandanas to protect themselves when treating patients suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19.

Some US auto companies announce plant closures, others remain open in wake of worker job actions over coronavirus

By Shannon Jones, 20 March 2020

Following work stoppages over coronavirus concerns Wednesday by Fiat Chrysler workers, many major North American carmakers have announced the temporary closure of their factories.

US autoworkers take matters into their own hands
Auto plants shut down throughout North America in response to wave of wildcats over coronavirus

Ontario Toyota worker describes company inaction in the face of coronavirus pandemic

By Carl Bronski, 20 March 2020

Toyota announced closures throughout North America, which will not take effect until Monday, only after the sudden growth of wildcat actions in the United States and Canada to force a halt to production.

Drivers shut down Detroit bus system with sick-out over health and safety concerns during coronavirus outbreak

By Kevin Reed, 20 March 2020

Bus drivers took matters into their own hands in Detroit on Tuesday morning and shut down the city’s public transportation system to demand sanitary conditions.

New York City now the epicenter of coronavirus pandemic in the US

By Josh Varlin, 20 March 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering a “shelter in place” order in response to the skyrocketing COVID-19 case numbers.

New York University gives students 36 hours’ notice to leave dormitories, leaving many students facing homelessness

First ICE officer tests positive for COVID-19
Immigrants in US detention facilities plead for help as coronavirus pandemic spreads

By Genevieve Leigh, 20 March 2020

The lack of medical care and the extremely close quarters in America’s detention camps create excellent conditions for the coronavirus to spread rapidly if even a single person catches the disease.

CIA veterans endorse Biden for president—and so does Tulsi Gabbard

By Jacob Crosse, 20 March 2020

The nominally antiwar congresswoman joined more than 80 former spies and intelligence agents in offering her “full support” to Biden.

Biden sweeps three primaries amid coronavirus crisis

UK: Johnson government uses coronavirus crisis to seize dictatorial powers

By Robert Stevens, 20 March 2020

Britain’s ruling elite is using the enormous danger to public health posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to implement a raft of anti-democratic measures they have long planned to impose.

UK: Johnson grants £350 billion COVID-19 handout to business and nothing for the working class

Retired UK welfare advice worker Terry Craven: “If they are going to build a herd immunity, they already know it’s going to kill thousands of people”

By our reporters, 20 March 2020

Retired welfare advice worker Terry Craven contacted the WSWS to express his concerns about the lack of provision for people in the UK on social security benefits showing symptoms of Covid-19.

Growing anger among Brazilian workers to response of government and unions to coronavirus crisis

By Tomas Castanheira, 20 March 2020

In the Brazilian auto plants, the life of the workers is being put at risk on a daily basis to ensure that the corporations continue to extract profits.

Bolsonaro tells workers to work or starve as COVID-19 spreads in Brazil

Qantas spearheads mass layoffs in Australia as pandemic worsens

By Mike Head, 20 March 2020

The federal and state governments are handing billions of dollars to the banks and corporate elite as they unleash massive job losses.

Syriza leader Tsipras offers collaboration with New Democracy against refugees and Turkey

By John Vassilopoulos and Chris Marsden, 20 March 2020

Tsipras is signing off on a policy of brutal repression of refugees waged jointly by the government, fascist thugs who have benefited most from the stoking up of chauvinism and xenophobia, and the European Union.

Australian government to use “foreign interference” laws against China-linked targets

Australian government continues to imprison Tamil refugee family

By Max Newman, 20 March 2020

Despite legal challenges and widespread opposition, the government remains determined to deport the family to Sri Lanka.

19 March 2020

As world toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 200,000, American hospitals at risk of being overrun

By Bryan Dyne and Patrick Martin, 19 March 2020

Front-line nurses and doctors face dire shortages of personal protective equipment

By Benjamin Mateus, 19 March 2020

Markets plunge again in rush to cash

By Nick Beams, 19 March 2020

Washington imposes new sanctions as Iran’s COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

By Bill Van Auken, 19 March 2020

Working class in China bears brunt of Beijing’s COVID-19 response

By Ben McGrath, 19 March 2020

Canadian government’s Coronavirus response: Tens of billions for business, a pittance for healthcare and workers

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 19 March 2020

As coronavirus pandemic grows, anger rises against German companies

By Marianne Arens, 19 March 2020

Union calls off UK Royal Mail strike citing national interest during coronavirus pandemic

By Thomas Scripps, 19 March 2020

Hungarian government uses coronavirus epidemic to promote racism

By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2020

Ukrainian government uses coronavirus crisis to pass IMF-backed reforms

By Jason Melanovski, 19 March 2020

Australian teachers call for “immediate, tangible action” over coronavirus

By the Committee For Public Education, 19 March 2020

Australian doctors condemn government response to COVID-19 “disaster”

By Mike Head, 19 March 2020

Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus

By John Braddock, 19 March 2020

Hospitals lack water, power, masks
IMF denies loan to Venezuela as it braces for COVID-19

By Andrea Lobo, 19 March 2020

New in Italian

Il capitalismo è in guerra con la società

Joseph Kishore e David North, 20 marzo 2020

La diffusione del coronavirus ha messo a nudo le conseguenze disastrose di decenni di massiccia concentrazione di ricchezza e disuguaglianza generata dal capitalismo.

La risposta della classe dirigente alla pandemia di coronavirus: una maligna negligenza

Alex Lantier e Andre Damon, 16 marzo 2020

I governi di tutto il mondo stanno prendendo una decisione deliberata per ridurre al minimo la loro risposta alla pandemia, minacciando la vita di milioni di persone.

Cosa bisogna fare per combattere la pandemia di coronavirus

Dichiarazione del Partito dell’Eguaglianza Socialista (Stati Uniti), 7 marzo 2020

Le risorse e la tecnologia esistono per fermare una malattia che minaccia di uccidere oltre cento milioni di persone. Non si può permettere che il capitalismo sia un ostacolo per salvare vite umane!


New in Portuguese

Bolsonaro assina acordo militar com Trump

Bill Van Auken, 14 Março 2020

A reunião dos dois presidentes fascistas na Flórida teve o objetivo de aumentar a agressão contra a Venezuela, mesmo quando os EUA e o Brasil continuam divididos em questões econômicas.

New in French

La crise de la pandémie de coronavirus s’intensifie
Le capitalisme est en guerre contre la société

Joseph Kishore et David North, 14 mars 2020

La propagation du coronavirus a exposé les conséquences désastreuses de décennies de concentration massive de richesses et d’inégalités engendrées par le capitalisme.

Les marchés boursiers plongent dans la plus forte chute depuis le krach d'octobre 1987

Nick Beams, 14 mars 2020

La chute des marchés boursiers génère une crise dans tout le système financier

La pandémie de coronavirus s’intensifie en Europe

Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 14 mars 2020

Des milliers d...kiLeaks, Julian Assange, a été libérée mercredi après sa tentative de suicide.

Le producteur hollywoodien Harvey Weinstein condamné à 23 ans de prison: la conclusion «obscène» d’un simulacre de procès

David Walsh, 14 mars 2020

Le juge Burke a prononcé la peine la plus sévère possible. On a trouvé Weinstein coupable le 24 février d’un acte sexuel criminel au premier degré et d’un viol au troisième degré.

Le 70e Festival international du film de Berlin – Deuxième partie
«Speer goes to Hollywood»: Un avertissement sur le danger de banaliser les crimes nazis

Verena Nees, 14 mars 2020

Le titre du documentaire de Vanessa Lapa, «Speer Goes to Hollywood», et son slogan, «L'incroyable deuxième carrière du bon nazi», suffisent à semer l’intérêt.

New in Spanish

Cómo combatir la pandemia

Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 7 marzo 2020

La victoria de Biden muestra nuevamente que es imposible transformar al Partido Demócrata capitalista en un vehículo para la política socialista.

Tribunal internacional aprueba investigación de crímenes de guerra estadounidenses en Afganistán

Bill Van Auken, 7 marzo 2020

El muy postergado fallo del TPI desafía las amenazas y la prepotencia de Washington.

Otro giro a la baja en Wall Street

Nick Beams, 7 marzo 2020

Los giros en los mercados bursátiles mundiales han centrado la atención en las tendencias subyacentes que están creando las condiciones para otra crisis financiera en la escala de 2008 o incluso más.

El número de individuos ultrarricos está creciendo dramáticamente a escala mundial

Kevin Reed, 7 marzo 2020

Un nuevo informe de la firma consultora Knight Frank muestra que se proyecta que el número de personas súper ricas en el mundo, aquellas con más de $30 millones en activos, aumente en un 27 por ciento en los próximos cinco años.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Профессор Вадим Роговин начинает лекционный тур по США «Была ли альтернатива сталинизму в СССР?»

29 февраля 2020 г.

27 февраля 1995 года профессор Вадим Захарович Роговин, ведущий историк-марксист в бывшем Советском Союзе, начал турне по США с лекции, прочитанной в Мичиганском государственном университете в Ист-Лансинге.

New in Norwegian

For en globalt koordinert nødrespons til koronaviruspandemien!

Den internasjonale komitéen av den fjerde internasjonale, 29. februar 2020

Massive ressurser må umiddelbart mobiliseres for å få begrenset og kontrollert spredningen av sykdommen, for å behandle og ivareta de som er smittet og for å sikre levebrødet for de hundrevis av millioner mennesker som vil bli rammet av de økonomiske konsekvensene.

Spredningen av koronaviruset utløser «blodbad» på Wall Street

Nick Beams, 29. februar 2020

Wall Street er mer enn 10 prosent ned fra rekordnivåene den siste uka, og S&P 500-indeksen har opplevd sitt skarpeste fall noensinne fra et all-time high .

Dommer beslutter at Assange ikke får sitte med advokatene under utleveringshøringene

Thomas Scripps og Laura Tiernan, 29. februar 2020

Den første uka av utleveringshøringen i saken USA vs.Julian Assange ble avsluttet torsdag i rettslokalet Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, der dommer Vanessa Baraitser avviste en innmelding fra Assanges advokater om at han måtte tillates å sitte sammen med dem i retten.

Tyrkia bomber Syria etter å at dusinvis av soldater døde i syrisk-russiske flyangrep

Alex Lantier, 29. februar 2020

Faren vokser for at en krig i fullskala kan bryte ut mellom NATO-alliansen og den syriske regjeringens vesentlige internasjonale støttespillere, Iran og Russland.

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.

New in French

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.

Other Languages


US imperialism exploits coronavirus as a weapon of war

20 March 2020

The maintenance and tightening of punishing economic sanctions against Iran as it confronts one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the coronavirus constitutes a US war crime.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

Reject capitalist xenophobia! For international socialist solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic!

By Andre Damon and David North, 19 March 2020

Media blackout of wildcat strikes in US auto industry

By Tom Hall, 20 March 2020

Within hours after wildcat strikes in Fiat Chrysler plants in Michigan and Ohio forced a temporary shutdown of much of the North American auto industry during the coronavirus pandemic, the corporate media entered into full cover-up mode.

National interests stand in the way of a coronavirus vaccine

By Peter Schwarz, 20 March 2020

The dispute over the German biotech company CureVac shows how national and profit interests hinder the rapid development of a vaccine against COVID-19.

German Chancellor Merkel’s address to the nation: A declaration of criminal irresponsibility

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2020

The central message delivered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her address to the nation Wednesday evening was that the federal government will do nothing to avert a catastrophe for the population.

Merkel’s response to coronavirus: Draconian measures for German population, unlimited loans for corporations

Close Australian schools to stave off coronavirus! Form action committees of teachers and school staff!

By the Committee for Public Education, 18 March 2020

London’s Imperial College predicts millions to die from coronavirus pandemic in UK and US

By Bryan Dyne, 18 March 2020

How to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: A program of action for the working class

the National Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 17 March 2020

“Amazon puts us at risk:” Warehouse workers discuss company’s inaction in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

By Tom Carter, 19 March 2020

Mounting anger as workers demand protection from unsafe conditions

By Tom Hall and Joseph Kishore, 18 March 2020

Shut down the auto industry to halt the spread of coronavirus!

the Socialist Equality Party, 14 March 2020

US capitalism’s response to the pandemic: Nothing for health care, unlimited cash for Wall Street

By Andre Damon, 16 March 2020

The response of the ruling elite to the coronavirus pandemic: Malign neglect

By Alex Lantier and Andre Damon, 14 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic crisis intensifies
Capitalism is at war with society

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 March 2020

The response of the working class to the coronavirus pandemic

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 11 March 2020

What must be done to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (United States), 6 March 2020

For a globally coordinated emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 28 February 2020

Arts Review

Emma. and Jane Austen’s realism

By Joanne Laurier, 20 March 2020

Emma. has an added punctuation mark, according to de Wilde, “because it’s a period piece.” This facetious comment, unhappily, threatens to sum up the entire project.

Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue: Documentary about war crimes and historical revisionism in Japan

By Isabel Roy, 20 March 2020

Miki Dezaki interviews revisionists from far-right circles in Japan, politicians and historians who have studied “comfort women,” as well as activists working for the recognition of the victimised women.

Max von Sydow (1929-2020): The long shadow of a great actor

By Paul Bond, 19 March 2020

70th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
Curveball—Germany’s role in the Iraq war—and the horrors of the concentration camp in Persian Lessons

By Stefan Steinberg, 18 March 2020

Leading orchestras and musicians move to free online performances in response to the coronavirus pandemic

By Clara Weiss, 17 March 2020

Election 2020

Bernie Sanders draws his campaign to an end: The political lessons

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020

Sweetwater teachers and students protest impending mass firing of teachers

Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president of the United States, 11 March 2020

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.

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!


New York Times hypocritically accuses Russia of “weaponizing race” in 2020 elections

By Eric London, 14 March 2020

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

the 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.”

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Workers Struggles

Strikes in Italy and Iran against exposure to coronavirus at work; South African bus strike threat over pay
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

20 March 2020

Workers in Iran and Italy, two countries heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, have staged job action over work exposure to the disease, while South African transport workers have issued a strike threat over failed contract talks.

Free Assange and Manning

Doctors condemn Australian government’s refusal to defend Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 19 March 2020

Australia: Melbourne teachers vote to defend Assange and Manning

By the Committee For Public Education (CFPE), 14 March 2020

International Bar Association condemns British attacks on Assange’s legal rights

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 March 2020

Sri Lankan SEP hold rally in defence of Assange and Manning

By our correspondents, 5 March 2020

Sri Lanka: Prominent journalist and cartoonist call for Julian Assange’s freedom

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP to launch election campaign with live streamed online public meeting

18 March 2020

The SEP is fighting for the independent mobilisation of the working class for international socialism and against deepening social inequality, imperialist war and the threat of dictatorship.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein attempts to slither away from central 1619 Project fabrication

By Tom Mackaman, 16 March 2020

Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein is attempting to palm off a minor semantic change as a cure for a totally false presentation of the American Revolution.

New York Times ignored objections raised by 1619 Project fact-checker

By Eric London, 9 March 2020

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

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

25 years ago: Sarin gas attack in Tokyo subway

On March 20, 1995, a sarin gas attack by a terrorist group on the Tokyo subway system killed 13 people, injured over 50, and caused temporary vision loss for over 1,000 others.

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50 years ago: US postal workers launch nationwide wildcat strike

On March 18, 1970 workers of the US Post Office went on strike. In total, over 200,000 workers walked out in the first ever national strike by federal workers.

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75 years ago: Hitler signs “Nero Decree”

On March 19, 1945, amid rapid Allied advances into Germany, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler issued a decree entitled “Demolitions on Reich Territory.”

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100 years ago: Workers councils form central leadership body during Germany’s “Ruhr Uprising”

On March 20, 1920, in Germany’s highly industrialized Ruhr Valley representatives of workers’ councils assembled in Essen to elect a central leadership.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

German student newspaper “Unauf” defends far-right violence against students

the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 16 March 2020

Following the refusal of Humboldt University management to condemn the physical attack by right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski on a left-wing student, the “independent student newspaper at Humboldt University” has followed suit.

No to right-wing “anti-Semitism” lawsuit against New York University!

the IYSSE at New York University, 12 March 2020

Book Review

Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand’s Leaky Buildings Disaster
How profit-gouging and government deregulation created New Zealand’s home-building catastrophe

By John Braddock, 12 March 2020

Peter Dyer’s book explains how Labour and National Party governments created New Zealand’s “leaky homes” scandal.

Defend public education!

No Layoffs! No Cuts!
A fighting strategy to defend public education in San Diego’s Sweetwater Union High School district

By Evelyn Rios, 9 March 2020

The Socialist Equality Party calls on teachers, students and parents to form independent rank-and-file and neighborhood committees throughout the city to organize opposition to austerity and social inequality.

San Ysidro, California high school students walk out to oppose attacks on public education

Joseph Kishore – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 7 March 2020

On Friday, March 6, hundreds of students at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California walked out to oppose budget cuts and attacks on public education.

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

By Jonathan Burleigh, 27 February 2020

More on the defense of public education »

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 »


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

the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz


Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

By Jerry White, 27 February 2020

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

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2020

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