Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the US South
Hospitals overwhelmed in California and Alabama as national death toll approaches 100,000

By Bryan Dyne, 23 May 2020

The spike in cases in such divergent areas of the country is another indication that, contrary to official policy, the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is not slowing but increasing.

UK university team predicts doubling or tripling of US death toll over the next two months

As COVID-19 spreads throughout southern US
Florida scientist was fired for ‘refusing to manipulate’ COVID-19 data

South America a “new epicenter” of COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns

By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2020

The number of new deaths on the continent is surpassing Europe, and Brazil is rapidly overtaking Russia as the country with the second most infections after the US.

Strikes and protests by Brazilian nurses amid explosion of COVID-19 cases

Brazil records 1,179 COVID-19 deaths in a single day amid spiraling political crisis

Auto companies continue opposition to mass testing as COVID-19 spreads in factories

By Shannon Jones, 23 May 2020

As more confirmed cases of COVID-19 are discovered at auto plants, the drive to restart production is being exposed as a reckless course of action that will inevitably lead to the needless deaths of workers.

Georgetown, Kentucky Toyota plant remains open as autoworker tests positive for COVID-19

“We need our jobs, but our lives and health are more important”
COVID-19 cases at Ford plants in Detroit, Chicago as anger grows over inadequate safety measures

Ford Chicago Assembly worker tests positive for COVID-19 after North American auto plants reopen

More on autoworkers struggles »

Hydroxychloroquine: New scientific study refutes the quack-in-chief

By Benjamin Mateus, 23 May 2020

President Trump claimed this week he had been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure. His statements demonstrate both ignorance and hostility to science.

Three UK meat processing workers die of COVID-19

By Barry Mason, 23 May 2020

The three died in different sections of Cranswick Convenience Foods factory in Wombwell, Barnsley.

UK local councils face financial collapse due to pandemic

By Dennis Moore, 23 May 2020

Social care spending could face a shortfall of £3.5 billion, placing up to 225,000 adult social care places at risk in the coming year.

As hundreds across Europe die daily from coronavirus
European Union pushes reopening of beach resorts and hotels for summer holiday season

By Jordan Shilton, 23 May 2020

Piling one lie on another, the EU Commission claimed its guidelines would restore “transport services across the EU while protecting the health of transport workers and passengers.”

Representatives from Germany’s parliamentary parties support far-right protests against coronavirus policies

By Christoph Vandreier, 23 May 2020

The far-right demonstrations in Germany are being used to drum up support for the dangerous policy of easing coronavirus pandemic restrictions and intimidate all opposition.

Widespread opposition to unsafe reopening of schools and day-care facilities in Germany

By Andy Niklaus and Ulrich Rippert, 23 May 2020

Social distancing has been abandoned in schools and no safety measures such as face masks are being provided.

Air Canada announces layoff of up to 22,800 workers

By Roger Jordan, 23 May 2020

Air Canada’s mass layoff announcement exposes the fraudulent claim, boosted by the unions, that the government’s Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program will protect workers’ jobs.

Central Michigan residents speak on dam failures that sparked historic flooding

By Luke Galvin, 23 May 2020

The flooding has displaced over 10,000 residents and washed out multiple bridges and roads, forcing many to gather at emergency shelters.

Dam collapse in central Michigan sparks historic flooding

Uber lays off 6,700 white-collar workers as it continues restructuring

By Shuvu Batta, 23 May 2020

Uber has slashed jobs for its white-collar workers while it restructures its business in response to its fall in share values and drop in ride requests.

Detroit literacy case enters legal quagmire

By J. Cooper, 23 May 2020

In a highly unusual and partisan move, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has decided to rehear the case that has been settled between the plaintiffs and the state of Michigan.

“The US is prioritizing money above human life”
Detroit, Michigan teacher speaks on public education during the pandemic

By Nancy Hanover, 23 May 2020

Michigan is threatening mass layoffs of teachers and existential cuts to public schools while planning to reopen schools in the fall despite lack of COVID-19 safety measures.

The US opioid crisis in the era of COVID-19

By Katy Kinner, 23 May 2020

According to a report from the American Medical Association, over 20 states have reported an increase in opioid-related mortality since the official declaration of the pandemic.

US Agriculture Department outlines program to aid farmers hit by pandemic

By Alex Findijs, 23 May 2020

The design of the program will inevitably lead to a disproportionate share of funding flowing to large firms.

Sri Lankan government understates COVID-19 figures to recklessly reopen economy

By Naveen Dewage, 23 May 2020

The low number of infections in Sri Lanka is because few COVID-19 tests are being conducted—an average of less than 600 per day between February 18 and May 20.

Australian governments fully reopen schools despite intense opposition

By Erika Zimmer, 23 May 2020

The danger of sending up to a million children back full-time in New South Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic is compounded by the public transport crisis.

New Zealand unions enforce school returns, mass layoffs and wage cuts

By John Braddock, 23 May 2020

Unions are helping to implement deep inroads into jobs, wages and conditions and to ensure the reopening of businesses and schools regardless of safety risks from COVID-19.

22 May 2020

Nearly 1.5 million health care workers laid off in pandemic-fueled jobs massacre

By Gary Joad, 22 May 2020

“Obamagate” claims spark new round in internal US political warfare

By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2020

NY Governor Cuomo shields nursing homes from prosecutions related to 5,600 COVID-19 deaths

By Erik Schreiber, 22 May 2020

US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty, heightening danger of war with Russia

By Clara Weiss, 22 May 2020

Trump issues new threats as Iranian tankers approach Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2020

Chilean government violently represses demonstrations against hunger

By Mauricio Saavedra, 22 May 2020

The economic impact of the pandemic on young workers in Wayne County, Michigan

By Helen Halyard and Kevin Reed, 22 May 2020

Third man charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

By Matthew MacEgan, 22 May 2020

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia autopsy report shows Ahmaud Arbery shot three times

Washington incites India in tense border dispute with China

By Keith Jones, 22 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan kills over 90 and devastates wide areas of eastern India and Bangladesh

By Arun Kumar, 22 May 2020

Further details emerge on the extent of the mid-March financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 22 May 2020

Merkel and Macron’s European bailout: €500 billion for trade war and austerity

By Peter Schwarz, 22 May 2020

UK Labour council, Community union reject appeal to close ASOS warehouse after confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Tony Robson, 22 May 2020

UK: Johnson’s criminal “back-to-work” drive depends on the trade unions

”We want to be back, but not at the costs of people’s lives”
UK teachers speak on government’s back-to-school plan

By our reporters, 22 May 2020

Letter from UK teaching assistant against reopening of schools

New Zealand government stokes tensions with China

By Tom Peters, 22 May 2020

Australian unions back pay cuts for fast food workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 May 2020

New in Mandarin

华尔街以死亡为宴

大卫.诺斯, 2020年5月3日

昨天,4月14日,全球因COVID-19大流行造成的死亡总数超过126,000。在美国,周二有2400多人死亡,使全国受害者总数达到26000。这些官方数字无疑大大低于因冠状病毒感染而死亡的实际人数。

伦敦工人拼死与冠毒作战 富豪纷纷撤离

Michael Barnes, 2020年5月9日

早在新冠病毒大流行之前,伦敦就已是英国丑恶的不平等的中心。如今它不可避免地成为英国疫情的震中。这座城市是整个英国社会阶级分化的集中范例。

New in Turkish

Kapitalizm bilime karşı: 36 saatlik Moderna aşısı taşkınlığının dersleri

Benjamin Mateus, 22 Mayıs 2020

Moderna aşısıyla ilgili yapılan taşkınlıktan çıkan başlıca ders, COVID-19’la mücadelenin iki cephede ilerleyeceğidir. Bunlardan biri tıp cephesi, diğeri ise kapitalist sisteme karşı toplumsal-siyasi mücadeledir.

Yabancı güçler Libya iç savaşını körüklemeyi sürdürürken sivil zayiat artıyor

Alberto Escalera, 22 Mayıs 2020

Libya’nın başkenti Trablus’ta ve çevresinde sivil alanları ve temel altyapıyı hedef alan yoğun bombardıman geçtiğimiz haftalarda şiddetlendi.

New in Russian

Создавайте комитеты действия на предприятиях и рабочих местах, чтобы предотвратить передачу вируса COVID-19 и спасти жизни людей!

Заявление Партии Социалистического Равенства (США), 22 мая 2020 г.

Правительство и корпорации требуют возвращения к работе в разгар пандемии, которая каждую неделю уносит тысячи жизней. Для них стремление к прибыли стоит выше здоровья и безопасности работников и их семей.

New in Portuguese

A pseudociência assassina da “imunidade de rebanho”

Por Andre Damon, 20 Maio 2020

Aqueles que defendem a política de “imunidade de rebanho” argumentam que as medidas para conter a COVID-19 devem ser abandonadas, permitindo que a doença infecte milhares de milhões de pessoas e mate milhões.

A Grande Mentira de Trump, acusando a China de espalhar a COVID-19, é um prelúdio da guerra dos EUA contra a China

Por Peter Symonds, 20 Maio 2020

Os esforços dos Estados Unidos para fazer a China de bode expiatório, apoiados por aliados como a Austrália, são uma tentativa grosseira de desviar a atenção de sua própria negligência criminosa diante da crescente oposição da classe trabalhadora.

New in Spanish

¡Construyan comités de base en las fábricas y lugares de trabajo para prevenir la transmisión del COVID-19 y salvar vidas!

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EE.UU.), 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno y las empresas están exigiendo un regreso al trabajo en media pandemia, lo que cobrará miles de vidas cada semana. Se prioriza su afán de lucro por encima de la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores y sus familias.

Trabajador de armadora de Ford en Chicago da positivo al COVID-19 tras reapertura de plantas automotrices en América del Norte

Shannon Jones, 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno de Trump está encabezando una campana a favor del regreso al trabajo, eliminando cualquier pretension sobre combater la propagación del virus.

Brasil registra 1.179 muertes de COVID-19 en un solo día en medio de una crisis política recrudecida

Miguel Andrade, 22 mayo 2020

A pesar de que cierra filas detrás de la campaña de regreso al trabajo de Bolsonaro, la clase dominante brasileña es consciente de que está llevando a Brasil al borde de un estallido social.

Un nuevo análisis predice que las muertes por coronavirus en Estados Unidos se triplicarán para fin de año

Bryan Dyne, 22 mayo 2020

Hay pruebas de que el gobierno de Florida, y posiblemente otros, están censurando los datos necesarios para estudiar con precisión el desarrollo de la pandemia

Policía brasileña masacra a 13 en brutal operación en Río de Janeiro

Tomas Castanheira, 22 mayo 2020

En lugar de enviar médicos y enfermeras para proteger a los residentes del COVID-19, el gobierno envía policías, vehículos blindados y helicópteros para matarnos.

New in French

Macron prépare des attaques sur l’emploi face à la crise du COVID-19

Anthony Torres, 22 mai 2020

L’État, les banques et le patronat coordonnent avec les appareils syndicaux des attaques historiques contre l’emploi et les droits sociaux pendant le déconfinement.

La pandémie du Covid-19 menace l’île de Mayotte

Jacques Valentin, 22 mai 2020

Abandonnée des pouvoirs publics français, le département d’outre-mer dans l’Océan indien fait face à l’épidémie dans des conditions sociales et sanitaires déplorables.

Le New York Times démasque le journaliste et militant #MeToo Ronan Farrow en tant qu’imposteur hypocrite

David Walsh, 22 mai 2020

Farrow a été l’enfant chéri des médias américains depuis la publication de son supposé exposé d’Harvey Weinstein dans le New Yorker en octobre 2017.

L'opposition officielle du Canada attaque Trudeau pour son attitude d’«apaisement» à l'égard de la Chine

Roger Jordan, 22 mai 2020

Le commentaire incendiaire du chef conservateur Scheer, qui compare la politique du gouvernement libéral à l'égard de Pékin à la tentative de l'impérialisme britannique de trouver un compromis avec l'Allemagne nazie, marque un nouveau jalon dans la campagne frénétique de l'élite canadienne contre la Chine

New in Norwegian

Etabler grunnplankomitéer på fabrikker og arbeidsplasser for å forhindre overføring av Covid-19-virus og redde liv!

Uttalelse fra Socialist Equality Party (USA), 22. mai 2020

Regjeringen og selskapene krever gjenopptakelse av arbeid midt under en pandemi, som hver uke krever flere tusen liv. Deres pådriv for profitter prioriterer ikke arbeideres og deres familiers helse og sikkerhet.

Trump-administrasjonen gjør Taiwan til sin seneste front i antiKina-kampanjen

Peter Symonds, 22. mai 2020

USA har provoserende hyllet gjenvalget av den taiwanske presidenten Tsai Ing-wen og presset på for Taiwans sak under det årlige ministermøtet for Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO).

USA forbereder antiRussland-krigsspill midt under pandemien

Andrea Peters, 22. mai 2020

Om litt mer enn to uker vil 6 000 amerikanske og polske tropper simulere bakke og luftbårne angrep ca. 56 kilometer fra det russiske territoriet Kaliningrad.

Covid-19-pandemien avslører Frankrikes Nytt Antikapitalistisk Parti

Alex Lantier, 22. mai 2020

Pandemien setter arbeidere i alle land opp i en uforsonlig konflikt med de pro-imperialistiske middelklassepartiene som styringsklassen lenge har fremstilt som venstresiden.

New in German

US-Präsident Trump leugnet wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse

Patrick Martin, 16. Mai 2020

Mit dem Angriff auf den medizinischen Berater Dr. Anthony Fauci mobilisiert Trump die rückständigsten Kräfte der Gesellschaft, um Unterstützung für die tödliche „Öffnung“ der amerikanischen Wirtschaft zu erhalten.

US-Whistleblower warnt: Voreilige Rückkehr an die Arbeit wird zu „nie dagewesenem Anstieg von Erkrankten und Todesopfern“ führen

Bryan Dyne, 16. Mai 2020

Laut Dr. Rick Bright hat die Coronavirus-Pandemie „das Potenzial, die durch die Spanische Grippe von 1918 ausgelöste Katastrophe mit mehr als 50 Millionen Toten in den Schatten zu stellen“.

Corona-Pandemie: Wachsender Widerstand gegen Rückkehr an die Schulen

Andy Niklaus und Carola Kleinert, 16. Mai 2020

In Sachsen und Nordrhein-Westfalen werden die Abstandsregeln in Schulgebäuden außer Kraft gesetzt und Lehrkräfte in Risikogruppen zurück in die Schulen beordert.

Die Ultima Ratio der EU: Mit Schießbefehl und Coronavirus gegen Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Katerina Selin, 16. Mai 2020

Griechische Soldaten setzen Tränengas, Blendgranaten, Gummigeschosse und auch scharfe Munition gegen Flüchtlinge ein, die im Niemandsland zwischen den beiden Nachbarländern Griechenland und Türkei festsitzen.

Schweden: Verzicht auf Covid-19-Maßnahmen führt zu Massensterben in Seniorenheimen

Jordan Shilton, 16. Mai 2020

Schwedens hohe Sterblichkeitsrate ist auf den offiziellen Widerstand gegen eine Abriegelung und Massentests zurückzuführen. Auch hat die jahrzehntelange Sparpolitik das Gesundheitswesen und andere wichtige Dienstleistungen ruiniert.

Geschichtsfälschung im Dienst der Identitätspolitik: „Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution“ von Brendan McGeever
Teil 1

Clara Weiss, 16. Mai 2020

Das Buch verfälscht die Geschichte und argumentiert für Identitätspolitik und gegen eine sozialistische Revolution als Vorbedingung für die Überwindung von Rassismus und Antisemitismus.

New in Italian

La classe lavoratrice, il socialismo e la lotta contro la pandemia

David North, 1 aprile 2020

Gli scioperi e le proteste dei lavoratori di Instacart, Amazon e Whole Foods sono in risposta alla criminale subordinazione della sicurezza dei lavoratori ai profitti aziendali.

Other Languages

Perspective

Wealth of US billionaires soars as pandemic expands, nearly 40 million unemployed

23 May 2020

The class logic at play in the homicidal push to reopen the US economy before the spread of the coronavirus has been controlled is becoming increasingly clear.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

Build rank-and-file factory and workplace committees to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus and save lives!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 21 May 2020

Saving Wall Street, not lives
US pandemic cover-up responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands

By Andre Damon, 22 May 2020

COVID-19 pandemic exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

By Alex Lantier, 21 May 2020

Capitalism vs. science: The lessons of the 36-hour Moderna vaccine frenzy

By Benjamin Mateus, 20 May 2020

Market and profits impede COVID-19 vaccine effort

By Frank Gaglioti, 18 May 2020

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

By Andre Damon, 16 May 2020

Capitalist economics and the politics of death

By David North, 11 May 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

SEP US presidential election campaign

Oppose the Trump administration’s deportation of 1,000 immigrant children!

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020

International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.

No to the anti-China campaign! For international solidarity against the pandemic and capitalism!

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 22 May 2020

Joseph Kishore interviewed on PRIMO NUTMEG program

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

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

Commentary

Bernie Sanders threatens delegates with removal if they criticize Biden

By Genevieve Leigh, 23 May 2020

Since ending his second bid for the presidency, Sanders has worked to browbeat his supporters into backing Joe Biden.

On “This Week” news show, Sanders urges supporters to vote for Biden

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Biden-Sanders “unity task force” ahead of 2020 elections

After the New York Times’ critique: Former NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer takes Ronan Farrow to task

By David Walsh, 22 May 2020

The New York Times exposes journalist, #MeToo crusader Ronan Farrow as a dishonest fraud

More than three million individual readers have accessed the World Socialist Web Site since the beginning of 2020

By David North and Andre Damon, 27 April 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 decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Arts Review

Social problems begin to come to the fore in Billie Eilish’s debut album

By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 23 May 2020

The 18-year-old pop star’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was the most popular album on the planet in 2019.

World on Fire: Dramas of World War II

By Joanne Laurier, 22 May 2020

Lost Girls: The everyday cruelty of American life

By David Walsh, 21 May 2020

Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider: The pioneer of electronica (1947-2020)

By Paul Bond, 19 May 2020

Television adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere: Small change, in fact

By Joanne Laurier, 18 May 2020

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COVID-19 pandemic spreads to former colonial countries

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Over 200 strikes and job actions in US during pandemic so far

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Workers Struggles

Indian police detain thousands of sacked migrant workers; Pakistani health workers demand unpaid wages and allowances
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 May 2020

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

“They can more than afford to let us keep it permanently”
Amazon workers react to elimination of pandemic hazard pay

By Douglas Lyons, 21 May 2020

Education unions and Labour councils ready back-door imposition of Johnson government’s “back to school” plan

By Laura Tiernan, 21 May 2020

Food delivery workers call for a national strike in Brazil

By Letícia Silva, 20 May 2020

25 years ago: Clinton and Republicans move forward with historic budget cuts

On May 18, 1995, the United States House of Representatives passed its version of the deficit reduction plan by a vote of 238 to 193, with eight Democrats joining the Republican majority.

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50 years ago: East and West German leaders hold summit

On May 21, 1970, Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany and Premier Willi Stoph of East Germany met in Kassel, a city in the West German state of Hesse near the border with East Germany.

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75 years ago: British wartime coalition government ends

On May 21, 1945, the British Labour Party voted to withdraw support for the Conservative Party government of Winston Churchill, ending a de facto wartime coalition.

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100 years ago: Battle between coal miners and company thugs in Matewan, West Virginia

On May 19, 1920, West Virginia coal miners confronted agents from the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency who had been hired by the Stone Mountain Coal Company to evict miners and their families from company housing.

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Science

Thirty years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 2 May 2020

Trump executive order asserts US property rights in outer space

Science vs. Trump: The dangerous promotion of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19

By Benjamin Mateus, 13 April 2020

International May Day Online Rally

Governments worldwide respond to COVID-19 by saving profits, not lives

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 12 May 2020

The ruling elite’s efforts to enforce a return to work—and impose a massive restructuring of class relations to pay for the bailout of Wall Street—will encounter enormous opposition from the working class.

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The COVID-19 pandemic: A trigger event in world history

By David North, 4 May 2020

We are publishing here the text of the opening report to the 2020 International Online May Day Rally delivered by David North.

On May 2, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

History

Russian court keeps historian of Stalinist massacres jailed amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Clara Weiss, 12 May 2020

The vendetta against Dmitriev is part of the campaign by Russia’s state and ruling oligarchy to suppress all efforts to uncover the truth about the crimes of Stalinism.

One Hundred and Fifty Years Since the Birth of Lenin

By David North, 22 April 2020

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in the Russian city of Simbirsk on April 22, 1870. Known in history under the name of Lenin, he was the founder of the Bolshevik Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution and, undoubtedly, a towering figure in the political and intellectual history of the twentieth century.

Fifty years since the massacre of students at Kent State

By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2020

The New York Times' 1619 Project

The Times’ 1619 Project is damned with faint praise
Hannah-Jones receives Pulitzer Prize for personal commentary, not historical writing

By Tom Mackaman and David North, 9 May 2020

The Pulitzer awards took no notice of the New York Times’ pretentious claims that the 1619 Project is an important contribution to the understanding of American history. It granted Hannah-Jones an award for “Commentary.”

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

27 February 2020

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

26 February 2020

Free Julian Assange

Declassified Mueller investigation transcripts confirm no evidence WikiLeaks colluded with Russia

By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020

The “Russian connection” was baldly asserted by the Democratic Party, US intelligence officials and the corporate media

Assange extradition hearing rescheduled for September

By Thomas Scripps, 5 May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed following defence appeal

By Thomas Scripps, 28 April 2020

Application for delay in Assange extradition hearing as COVID-19 sweeps through UK prisons

By Alice Summers, 27 April 2020

A year since the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Ten years since WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder

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Book Review

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part two

By Clara Weiss, 13 April 2020

This is the second part of a two-part review.

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part one

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

By our reporters, 13 April 2020

SEP General Secretary Wije Dias exposed the Rajapakse government’s reactionary response to the disaster and outlined a revolutionary socialist program for the working class.

Coronavirus crisis in Sri Lanka: A program for the working class

the Socialist Equality Party, 28 March 2020

Fight for an international socialist program against war, social devastation and dictatorship
Vote Socialist Equality Party in the Sri Lankan general election

Manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 21 March 2020

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes Turkish-language edition of The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

By Ulaş Ateşçi, 30 March 2020

First published by the WSWS in February 2018, The Struggle against Imperialism and for Workers’ Power in Iran—A Reply to a Proponent of “Iranian Islamic Socialism” advances a socialist strategy for the working class in a country that has been the target of US imperialist aggression for decades.

Preface to the Turkish edition of The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

By Keith Jones, 30 March 2020

A viable strategy to defeat imperialism can only be founded on the working class, and requires its independent political mobilization against all factions of the Iranian bourgeoisie.

Amazon

As more workers test positive for COVID-19, Amazon ignores demands to close warehouses

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

South Carolina Amazon worker speaks on loss of his health, benefits and job

By Ed Hightower and Michael Walters, 21 March 2020

Donald Thrift Jr was left jobless with $27,000 in medical debt after contracting double pneumonia while working in an Amazon fulfillment center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Amazon workers in New York City shut down warehouse after worker tests positive for coronavirus

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

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

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Trotskyism and China

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