As Trump demands full reopening of schools
US coronavirus case count soars past 3 million

By Bryan Dyne, 8 July 2020

Cities across the United States are being forced to ration coronavirus testing and are in danger of being compelled to ration treatment.

Florida orders schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases surge

By David Brown, 8 July 2020

The Florida Department of Education is ordering schools to physically open in August, threatening the lives of teachers and students.

Striking nurses in Joliet, Illinois denounce unsafe conditions at AMITA hospital

By Benjamin Mateus, 8 July 2020

Striking nurses spoke to WSWS reporters about their demands for adequate staffing and safe working conditions.

Canadian establishment downplays failed attempt to assassinate Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 8 July 2020

Hurren’s assassination attempt raise troubling questions about his political motivations, the degree to which he was active in far-right circles and whether he acted alone.

Brazil’s fascistic President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

By Tomas Castanheira, 8 July 2020

Amidst the catastrophic pandemic, Bolsonaro reaffirms his criminal message: “Life goes on, Brazil has to produce, it has to put the economy to work.”

Peru lifts quarantine restrictions as coronavirus infections pass 300,000 mark

By Cesar Uco, 8 July 2020

“Phase three” aligns the government and all political parties with the interest of big business and against the working class.

South Africa sees surge in COVID-19 as restrictions lifted

By Stephan McCoy, 8 July 2020

South Africa is now the country with the second highest number of deaths on the African continent, behind Egypt, and the largest number of cases.

UK: Coronavirus exposes Leicester’s sweatshops and government hypocrisy

By Thomas Scripps, 8 July 2020

Government ministers have struck a pose of outrage at a situation they have ignored for years and want to replicate across the country.

UK meat processing factories involved in COVID-19 outbreak back up and running

By Tony Robson, 8 July 2020

Local authorities and the trade unions have worked to conceal the criminality of the corporations so as not interfere with the premature re-opening of the economy.

French bus driver left brain-dead after asking passengers to wear masks

By Will Morrow, 8 July 2020

Philippe Monguillot, a 59-year-old bus driver in Bayonne, was assaulted by one or multiple passengers after he said they could not ride the bus without a face mask.

Spanish unions isolate Nissan workers’ struggle

By Alice Summers, 8 July 2020

As assaults on jobs and conditions mount across Spain, the unions are trying to suppress autoworkers’ opposition to the closure of Nissan’s Barcelona factory.

Limited lockdown imposed in Melbourne as COVID-19 surges in Australia

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 July 2020

The spike in Victoria refutes the claims of federal and state governments that the coronavirus could be locally-contained as they “reopen the economy.”

Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante Ghislaine Maxwell relocated to federal jail in New York City

By Kevin Reed, 8 July 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell is to appear in court on July 14 on charges of enticing minors to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.

New York City EMS worker commits suicide

By Ali Elhassan, 8 July 2020

The warnings by mental health experts about the traumatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health care workers are now being tragically borne out.

US billionaires, politicians cash in on “small business” loan program

By Jacob Crosse, 8 July 2020

Information released Monday by the US Treasury and Small Business Administration reveals how the well-connected and rich helped themselves to billions of taxpayer dollars.

Bombing of Turkey’s Watiya base escalates Franco-Italian proxy war in Libya

By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2020

The decade-long civil war between rival imperialist-backed warlords triggered by the 2011 NATO war in Libya is spiraling out of control.

UK set to ban Huawei from 5G network

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2020

The key factor in the decision was the move by the Trump administration in May to ban the use of US software in Huawei’s operating systems.

India takes economic reprisals against China as border frictions continue

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 8 July 2020

Although several rounds of talks have been held, both New Delhi and Beijing continue to maintain an enhanced military presence along their disputed border.

Immigrant worker with COVID-19 dies after being sent home by Tennessee hospital

By Warren Duzak, 8 July 2020

Miguel Ordoñez died last month after being told by doctors at the Erlanger Medical Center to go home with nothing else but a prescription for Tylenol.

Chicago mayor uses rise in social distress, violent crime to advance “law and order” policing

By Kristina Betinis, 8 July 2020

The spurt in violent crime, coinciding with the ongoing protests against police violence, is being used to justify a heightening of police repression.

US Border Patrol deployed against anti-police violence protestors

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 July 2020

Federal law enforcement agencies under the direction of the Trump administration are currently working with the Portland Police Bureau to suppress peaceful protests.

New York City Democrats ensure budget protects NYPD and guts social services

By Sam Dalton, 8 July 2020

An examination of the budget makes clear that highly publicized $1 billion “cut” to the New York Police Department is a complete sham.

Duterte signs draconian anti-terrorism law in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 8 July 2020

The new law authorizes surveillance and arrests without warrant of anyone the administration terms ‘a terrorist’

7 July 2020

As cutoff of $600 weekly benefit and wave of evictions loom, Congress takes a holiday

By Shannon Jones, 7 July 2020

Coronavirus pandemic threatens lives of at least one million people at risk from AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

By Bryan Dyne, 7 July 2020

“How many of us have to die to build their Jeep Cherokees?”
Detroit FCA workers call on workers at GM, Ford and other companies to set up rank-and-file safety committees

By Jerry White, 7 July 2020

Joliet, Illinois nurses remain determined as union moves to end strike

By Jessica Goldstein, 7 July 2020

Canada’s migrant workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections

By Matthew Richter and Roger Jordan, 7 July 2020

Dozens of immigrants drown in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van

By Barış Demir, 7 July 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surge as oil price slump deepens social crisis

By Stephan McCoy, 7 July 2020

Pandemic spirals out of control in South Africa, India, Brazil

Scientist warns Istanbul earthquake could kill hundreds of thousands

By Ozan Özgür, 7 July 2020

Nearly 200,000 jobs lost in the UK amid pandemic

By Robert Stevens, 7 July 2020

Worker at German meat processing plant dismissed for sharing critical video

By Marianne Arens, 7 July 2020

Germany’s Commerzbank plans to cut 11,000 jobs

By Gustav Kemper, 7 July 2020

Macron administration announces new French cabinet

By Will Morrow, 7 July 2020

Modi government prosecutes anti-CAA protest leaders on bogus terrorism charges

By Kranti Kumar and Shuvu Batta, 7 July 2020

Growing opposition to Australian police lockdown of Melbourne public housing residents

By Oscar Grenfell, 7 July 2020

ICE threatens international students with deportation unless their college resumes in-person classes

By Sam Dalton, 7 July 2020

Supreme Court rules Electoral College members must follow state vote in presidential elections

By Alan Gilman, 7 July 2020

Illinois and Chicago offer paltry COVID-19 assistance program to residents

By Brian Green, 7 July 2020

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer pushes unsafe reopening of Michigan schools

By Mitch Marcus, 7 July 2020

COVID-19 outbreak surges among Michigan farm workers in rural counties

By Brent Dylan, 7 July 2020

Australian court rejects Murdoch appeal against Geoffrey Rush defamation verdict

By Linda Tenenbaum, 7 July 2020

Thousands more jobs destroyed in Australia

By Terry Cook, 7 July 2020

New in Russian

«Нью-Йорк Таймс» фабрикует легенду о российских убийствах

Патрик Мартин, 6 июля 2020 г.

Поток исступленных обвинений Вашингтона против России был спровоцирован лживой пропагандистской кампанией, инициированной газетой «Нью-Йорк Таймс».

Голосование по конституционным поправкам в России:
Кремль резко усиливает власть президента

Владимир Волков и Клара Вайс, 6 июля 2020 г.

1 июля завершилось семидневное голосование по конституционным поправкам, впервые предложенным президентом России Владимиром Путиным в январе этого года.

Пандемия неравенства: Как американский капитализм ставит прибыли выше жизней

Андре Деймон, 6 июля 2020 г.

Возрождение COVID-19 является результатом политики, проводимой администрацией Трампа, но поддерживаемой всем политическим и медийным истеблишментом. Она состоит в подчинении потребностей общества интересам финансовой олигархии.

New in Spanish

Las dos revoluciones estadounidenses en la historia mundial

David North, 6 julio 2020

Hoy marca el 244º aniversario de la proclamación pública de la Declaración de Independencia, el 4 de julio de 1776, que estableció los Estados Unidos de América. No fue solo el impacto político directo; más bien, fueron los principios que proclamó los que definieron su estatura histórica mundial.

Millones en EE.UU. se enfrentan a catástrofe al expirar ayuda federal por desempleo en medio del crecimiento de la pandemia

Kevin Reed, 6 julio 2020

El impacto económico combinado de la pandemia en curso y la inminente eliminación de la asistencia federal semanal de $600 está engendrando una catástrofe para millones en todo el país.

"Estamos en nuestro punto de ruptura"
Trabajadores de FCA Toledo Jeep apoyan el llamado a comités de seguridad de base

Marcus Day, 6 julio 2020

La ira está llegando a un punto de ebullición por la negativa de la dirección y del UAW a revelar información sobre los casos de COVID-19.

La pandemia se sale de control en Sudáfrica, India, Brasil

Bryan Dyne, 6 julio 2020

Los recuentos oficiales en cada país de los casos de coronavirus confirmados diariamente han llegado a ser exponenciales, lo que indica que las medidas de contención que se aplicaron para detener la propagación del virus se han derrumbado esencialmente.

Miles de repartidores hacen huelga en todo Brasil y otros países de América Latina

Brunna Machado y Letícia Silva, 6 julio 2020

Miles de repartidores se declararon en huelga el miércoles para exigir mejores condiciones de trabajo en más de 10 capitales brasileñas, así como en ciudades de Argentina y México.

El gobierno australiano busca poner al país en pie de guerra

Mike Head, 6 julio 2020

El primer ministro Scott Morrison ha identificado el Indo-Pacífico como el escenario probable para otra guerra mundial, dirigida contra China.

New in Portuguese

Brasil atinge 1,5 milhões de casos de coronavírus e desemprego recorde

Tomas Castanheira, 6 Julho 2020

De março a maio, cerca de oito milhões de trabalhadores perderam seus empregos no país e mais da metade da população está desocupada.

New in Turkish

Dünya tarihindeki iki Amerikan Devrimi

David North, 6 Temmuz 2020

4 Temmuz, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ni kuran Bağımsızlık Bildirgesi’nin ilan edilmesinin 244. yıldönümü.

Karl Marx’tan 4 Temmuz’a

James P. Cannon, 6 Temmuz 2020

James P. Cannon’ın 16 Temmuz 1951’de Militant gazetesinde yayımlanan ilk Amerikan Devrimi üzerine yazısını okurlarımızın dikkatine sunuyoruz.

New in French

Les deux révolutions américaines dans l’histoire du monde

David North, 6 juillet 2020

Samedi marquait le 244e anniversaire de la proclamation de la Déclaration d’indépendance qui a créa les États-Unis d’Amérique, le 4 juillet 1776. Ce n’est pas seulement l’impact politique direct de ce document, mais plutôt les principes qu’il proclamait qui lui ont donné sa stature historique mondiale.

La crise du COVID-19 s'aggrave, les syndicats français collaborent avec les employeurs pour imposer des licenciements collectifs

Will Morrow, 6 juillet 2020

Alors qu’une vague internationale de licenciements et de fermeture d’usines touche également la France, les syndicats collaborent étroitement avec Macron et les employeurs pour réprimer l’opposition des travailleurs à cette offensive.

La devise de l’Allemagne pour la présidence du Conseil de l’UE: Pour le militarisme et la guerre

Johannes Stern, 6 juillet 2020

La devise du gouvernement allemand pour la présidence du Conseil de l’UE est «Gemeinsam. Europa wieder stark machen» («Ensemble. Rendre l’Europe forte à nouveau»), le pendant berlinois du «Make America Great Again» de Trump.

Ne touchez pas à Lincoln et au mémorial Émancipation! Il faut défendre l'héritage de la guerre civile!

Niles Niemuth, 6 juillet 2020

La décision unanime de la commission des arts de Boston d'enlever la statue d'Abraham Lincoln et d'un esclave libéré qui commémore l'émancipation est une attaque réactionnaire contre l'héritage progressiste de la guerre civile.

La campagne américaine contre la Chine intensifie les conflits entre factions au sein de l'élite dirigeante canadienne

Roger Jordan, 6 juillet 2020

Qualifiant la Chine de «menace réelle pour le Canada», l'ancien premier ministre conservateur Brian Mulroney a appelé à la création d'un comité «sélect» pour redéfinir la politique du Canada à l'égard de la Chine.

New in German

Die Stellung der beiden amerikanischen Revolutionen in der Weltgeschichte

David North, 6. Juli 2020

Am 4. Juli 1776 wurden die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gegründet. Die welthistorische Bedeutung der Unabhängigkeitserklärung ergibt sich nicht nur aus ihren unmittelbaren politischen Folgen, sondern mehr noch aus ihren Grundsätzen.

Trotz drohender weiterer Ausbreitung der Corona-Pandemie:
Trump setzt Auftritt am Mount Rushmore durch

Barry Grey, 6. Juli 2020

In seiner faschistischen Tirade nutzte Trump die Angriffe auf Denkmäler der amerikanischen Revolutionsführer, um Jugendliche, die gegen Polizeimorde demonstrieren, als „linksradikale Faschisten“ zu brandmarken. Er lobte Polizisten und rechte Milizen und kündigte ein noch härteres Durchgreifen an.

Tönnies-Mitarbeiterin wegen kritischem Video gekündigt
Zahl der Corona-Infektionen in Deutschland steigt wieder an

Marianne Arens, 6. Juli 2020

Der Masseninfektion in der nordrhein-westfälischen Fleischfabrik Tönnies, wo sich über 1500 Arbeiter mit Covid-19 ansteckten, ist zum Symbol für die Rücksichtslosigkeit geworden, mit der Unternehmer und Politiker die Arbeiterklasse der Pandemiegefahr aussetzen.

Frankreich: Macron ernennt neuen Premierminister

Alex Lantier, 6. Juli 2020

Jean Castex soll gemeinsam mit den Gewerkschaften die drakonischen Austeritätsmaßnahmen koordinieren, die Macron und die Banken trotz Corona-Pandemie durchsetzen wollen.

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第四国际国际委员会的声明, 2020年6月29日

只有一场来自国际工人阶级的反对资本主义的独立政治干预 才能结束COVID-19大流行带来的大规模死亡


David North, 2020年6月18日

在第四国际创始文件《过渡纲领》中,列昂·托洛茨基将1936-1937年大萧条期间在美国爆发的静坐罢工描述为 “美国工人为了将自己提升到历史给予他们的那些任务的水准所做的本能努力”。


大卫.诺斯, 2020年5月3日


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


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 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.

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US war drive against China accelerates

8 July 2020

Confronting crisis at home, with growing opposition among workers to the reckless back-to-work drive, Trump is seeking to divert these immense social tensions outward at an external enemy.

Earlier Perspectives »

July 4th Online Discussion

The World Socialist Web Site celebrated the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five eminent historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood. The event was moderated by Kings College professor Tom Mackaman and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.

The Legacy of the American Revolution and Civil War

Democrats’ denunciation of America’s revolutionary heritage provides an opening for Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 7 July 2020

The significance of the July 4 online discussion, “The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2020

The two American Revolutions in world history

By David North, 4 July 2020

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020

New York Times’ Charles Blow demands the removal of monuments to Washington and other “amoral monsters”

By Niles Niemuth, 1 July 2020

Arts Review

Ennio Morricone, among the greatest composers for the cinema, is dead at 91

By Marc Wells, 8 July 2020

Ennio Morricone will undoubtedly be mourned by millions of people around the world. He composed scores for 70 award-winning films, and more than 70 million recordings of his music had been sold by 2016.

An appreciation of British painter Leon Kossoff (1926-2019)

By Clare Hurley, 7 July 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

Hands off international students! Oppose ICE deportation of foreign college students!

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 8 July 2020

The Trump administration’s xenophobic attempts to terrorize and scapegoat international students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic must be opposed.

Workers, young people denounce undemocratic efforts to keep Socialist Equality Party off the ballot in Michigan

By our reporters, 2 July 2020

Michigan Governor Whitmer argues SEP candidates should have petitioned for ballot status during the peak of the pandemic

Socialist Equality Party challenges undemocratic ballot access laws in Michigan

SEP presidential candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access restrictions in California

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP Vice Presidential Candidate, 2 July 2020

The fight to put the SEP on the ballot continues as Illinois court denies challenge to relaxed ballot access rules

By Kristina Betinis, 23 June 2020


“Literacy is a clean window onto the world ...”
100 years since formation of Soviet Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy

By Patrick O’Connor, 8 July 2020

The Soviet literacy campaign remains the largest and most successful in world history.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan Trotskyists hold first online election rally

By our correspondent, 7 July 2020

Vote SEP in the Sri Lankan general election
Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to hold second online election rally

6 July 2020

Hands off the Sri Lankan Trotskyists
SEP demands military stops harassing its election candidates in Jaffna

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 30 June 2020

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on global protests against police murders

Sri Lankan president establishes military taskforce: Another step toward dictatorship


Organise teachers, parents and school staff committees to oppose reckless school reopening in Melbourne!

By the Committee for Public Education (Australia), 7 July 2020

“Deep cleaning” in Australian schools: Image and reality

The New York Times fabricates Russian murder plot

By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2020

Expand autoworkers’ struggle to stop the coronavirus and save lives! Form rank-and-file safety committees!

By the Jefferson North Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 27 June 2020

Hands off Fiat Chrysler workers fighting the COVID-19 disease!

By the Jefferson North and Sterling Heights Rank-and-File Safety Committees, 1 July 2020

For international working class action against the COVID-19 pandemic!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 June 2020


The COVID-19 vaccine and the drive for profit

By Frank Gaglioti, 8 July 2020

As the pandemic rages across the planet, the struggle to develop a vaccine has become an urgent task. But the vaccines will be weaponized for geopolitical purposes, not to provide the treatments equitably on a global scale.

Contact tracing and capitalism’s response to the pandemic

By Benjamin Mateus, 27 June 2020

Workers Struggles

Thousands of delivery workers strike across Brazil and other Latin American countries

By Brunna Machado and Letícia Silva, 4 July 2020

Bath Iron shipyard workers face stepped-up attacks as strike continues

By Shannon Jones, 4 July 2020

Riverside, California: HCA nurses strike continues as coronavirus takes its toll

By Alex Johnson, 4 July 2020

HPAE union betrays New Jersey nurses’ fight for PPE and better pay

By Erik Schreiber, 4 July 2020

25 years ago: Thousands killed at Srebrenica massacre

On July 11, 1995, the Bosnian Serb takeover of the besieged town of Srebrenica began, leading to a mass killing of Bosnian Muslims that lasted the entire week.

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50 years ago: Police shoot 46 in Asbury Park riot

On July 7, 1970, police shot at demonstrators protesting against inequality and unemployment in the beach resort city of Asbury Park, New Jersey, wounding as many as 46.

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75 years ago: Soviet Union hands West Berlin to Britain and the US

On July 12, 1945, British and US troops took control of West Berlin, after it was formally relinquished by the Soviet Union the day before.

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100 years ago: Martial law in Beijing

On July 10, 1920, authorities under Duan Qirui, leader of the Anhui Clique of warlords, declared martial law in Beijing as forces from the Zhili Clique, led by Cao Kun, converged on the city.

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Socialist Equality Party (US)

Twenty-five years since the death of Ed Winn

By Fred Mazelis, 26 June 2020

Twice the presidential candidate of the Workers League, Ed Winn fought for Marxist principles throughout the American and international working class. He was a New York City transit worker for 22 years.

Book Review

The Room Where it Happened: John Bolton’s account of the “palace coup” opposition to Trump

By Andre Damon, 26 June 2020

The New York Times' 1619 Project

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

Mehring Books

Introduction to The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

By Joseph Kishore, 19 June 2020

We are publishing here the introduction to the upcoming book The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995. The book consists of lectures on the development of the perspective and program of the International Committee of the Fourth International in the aftermath of the split with the British Workers Revolutionary Party in February 1986.

Free Julian Assange

US indictment of Assange based on testimony of FBI assets, convicted child molester

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2020

Julian Assange’s fiancé calls on the Australian government to secure his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020

Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 June 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

June 7 Online Meeting

The coronavirus pandemic

The Malthusian underpinnings of Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” strategy

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 2020

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

Brazilian Trotskyists issue call for working-class action against pandemic
What will be the cost of implementing this program? Who will pay for it?

Statement of the Brazilian Socialist Equality Group (In Solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 2 June 2020

Turkish Trotskyists call for independent working-class action against the pandemic

By Sosyalist Eşitlik (in solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 5 June 2020

British Trotskyists issue call for working class action against pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 May 2020

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls for action committees to counter COVID-19 and defend jobs

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 June 2020

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 3 June 2020

London bus drivers face COVID-19 disaster: Build rank-and-file safety committees!

By Laura Tiernan, 5 June 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

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.


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


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

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.


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.

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

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

At least three Amazon workers in Shepherdsville, Kentucky tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, following the discovery of COVID-19 cases in New York, Florida and Michigan warehouses.

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

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

The discovery that an Amazon worker in Queens had tested positive for coronavirus sparked work stoppages which shut the processing facility Thursday night.