Rank-and-file safety committee demands immediate shut down
COVID-19 out of control at Toledo Jeep plant

By Jerry White, 16 July 2020

With at least 40 confirmed cases in the plant, rank-and-file workers are demanding an immediate halt to production and universal testing.

UK excluding Huawei from 5G network

By Thomas Scripps, 16 July 2020

US President Donald Trump was quick to boast of his administration’s responsibility for the UK’s volte face.

White House in disarray as coronavirus numbers explode

By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2020

The one-day total of infections has set a new record of 71,670 and deaths are once again climbing.

Federal agents in Portland, Oregon shoot and critically injure protester

By Hector Cordon and Julio Patron, 16 July 2020

Portland is being used by the Trump administration as a test case for the deployment of heavily armed federal agents to suppress popular protests against police brutality.

Real economy plunges but financial profits surge

By Nick Beams, 16 July 2020

Major US banks are raking in billions of dollars through speculative operations financed by the massive intervention of the Fed into all corners of the financial markets.

Trump and Democratic Party establishment retain grip in primary contests

By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2020

Air Force helicopter pilot and war veteran Mary Jennings Hegar, a former Republican, will be the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Texas.

Charter schools cash in on “small business” Paycheck Protection Program

By Mitch Marcus, 16 July 2020

PPP has been a boondoggle of monumental proportions, funneling essentially free cash to major corporations.

“We’re just cannon fodder. This is a policy about economics not safety.”
Teachers, educators and parents speak out against UK September school reopening

By our reporters, 16 July 2020

The Johnson government plans to fully reopen schools nationally in September despite the heightened risks from COVID-19 transmission.

Transport for London downplayed COVID-19 dangers to bus, rail and tube workers in critical early months

By Laura Tiernan, 16 July 2020

New documents reveal that TfL focused on operational efficiency at the expense of workers’ lives.

Quarter of a million threatened with homelessness by UK government’s lifting of evictions ban

By Dennis Moore, 16 July 2020

Almost 230,000 tenants across England have fallen behind with rent payments since the start of the pandemic.

Germany: Racist “family tree research” and police state measures in Stuttgart

By Max Linhof and Jan Ritter, 16 July 2020

Stuttgart’s police chief Franz Lutz said “nationwide searches” would be conducted at registry offices, “to determine the migration background (of individual suspects).”

Canada refuses to repatriate illegally jailed citizens accused of ISIS ties

By Laurent Lafrance, 16 July 2020

Trudeau’s politically motivated refusal to repatriate children and others illegally detained in Kurdish military prisons in Syria is an attack on the citizenship rights of all Canadians.

Australian governments reject lockdowns, as Victoria hits highest daily infection toll

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2020

Infections are spiralling out of control, because governments are refusing to implement measures that would impinge on the profits of the corporate elite.

Nearly 70,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in US prisons

By Sam Dalton, 16 July 2020

As the virus’s spread in prisons continues unabated, a new study shows the COVID-19 death rate for US inmates is triple the population at large.

Harley-Davidson slashes 700 jobs worldwide as stock price continues to rise

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2020

Harley-Davidson’s restructuring plan will lead to a further casualization of its global workforce and the lowering of their wages.

Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves anti-encryption EARN IT Act

By Kevin Reed, 16 July 2020

The bipartisan vote passed to the floor of the Senate a redraft of the bill which exploits online child sexual abuse as a cover to attack free speech and encrypted electronic communications.

Lawsuit claims Washington, DC police participated in June raid on Lafayette Square protest

By Ray Coleman, 16 July 2020

The latest amendments to the lawsuit filed by the ACLU implicate the Democratic administration of DC Mayor Bowser in the June 1 assault ordered by President Trump.

15 July 2020

Record single-day COVID-19 deaths in Florida, Alabama and Utah

By Benjamin Mateus, 15 July 2020

Coronavirus infections skyrocket in the US
Bipartisan back-to-work campaign produces catastrophe

US government carries out first execution of federal prisoner in 17 years

By Kate Randall, 15 July 2020

US secretary of state denounces China over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 15 July 2020

Death of Arizona teacher exposes lies about safely reopening schools

By Phyllis Steele, 15 July 2020

Haphazard plans to reopen US schools spur growing opposition among educators

By Renae Cassimeda, 15 July 2020

Further details emerge on far-right views of Canadian army reservist who tried to kill Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 15 July 2020

Erdoğan’s conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque and the danger of war

By Ulaş Ateşci and Alex Lantier, 15 July 2020

UNICEF report: COVID-19 exacerbating hunger and other maladies facing South Asia’s children

By Naveen Dewage, 15 July 2020

French nurses denounce sellout as thousands protest on Bastille Day

By Will Morrow, 15 July 2020

Academy of Medical Sciences warns 251,000 more people could die of COVID-19 in Britain

By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2020

Large coronavirus outbreak at Rook Row Farm in Britain

By Thomas Scripps, 15 July 2020

Jennifer Jones speaks on UK Boycott Return To Unsafe Schools campaign

By Tom Pearce, 15 July 2020

Australian teachers and school staff condemn return to classrooms in Victoria

By Sue Phillips, 15 July 2020

Australian authorities sought to cover-up asbestos removal at Newcastle school

By Robert Campion, 15 July 2020

Judge denies bail for Ghislaine Maxwell, charged with aiding Epstein’s abuse of underage girls

By Kevin Reed, 15 July 2020

COVID-19 outbreak at Battle Creek, Michigan auto parts plant

By Brent Dylan and Joseph Lorenz, 15 July 2020

Workers on unemployment stunned as Arizona abruptly cuts off payments

By Chase Lawrence, 15 July 2020

USDA food box program fails to deliver significant share of much needed aid

By Alex Findijs, 15 July 2020

Southeastern US experiencing harrowing rise in coronavirus infections

By Cordell Gascoigne, 15 July 2020

Yemen fragmenting under pressure of war, collapsing economy and COVID-19

By Jean Shaoul, 15 July 2020

The blinding of Gustavo Gatica and the return to unrestrained police state violence in Chile

By Mauricio Saavedra, 15 July 2020

German state intelligence agency deletes data of right-wing extremists

By Christoph Vandreier, 15 July 2020

German Green Party programme: Police-state repression and militarism

By Max Linhof and Jan Ritter, 15 July 2020

Germany halts preliminary proceedings on 1980 Oktoberfest attack

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 15 July 2020

Protests erupt in Serbia over official handling of COVID-19 pandemic

By Alex Lantier, 15 July 2020

Tens of thousands protest in Russia’s far east after Kremlin removes governor

By Clara Weiss, 15 July 2020

New Zealand aluminium smelter to close, axing 1,000 jobs

By John Braddock, 15 July 2020

New in German

Von den USA erzwungene Wiedereröffnung führt zu Todeswelle in Lateinamerika

Eric London, 16. Juli 2020

Obwohl Massenarmut und Ungleichheit Lateinamerika besonders anfällig für die Corona-Pandemie machen, ist die steigende Zahl der Todesopfer auch das Ergebnis der „Back-to-Work“-Politik der Wall Street in der gesamten Region.

Absurde Sachsen-Studie zur Rechtfertigung von Schulöffnungen

Marianne Arens, 16. Juli 2020

Der jüngste Nachweis aus Dresden, dass Schulen nicht zu Corona-Hotspots werden könnten, ist ein Gefälligkeitsdienst für die sächsische Landesregierung und Industrie.

Erdoğans Umwandlung der Hagia Sophia in eine Moschee und die Kriegsgefahr

Ulaş Ateşci und Alex Lantier, 16. Juli 2020

Die Regierungen der Großmächte verschärfen durch das Schüren religiöser und nationaler Spannungen den Kriegskurs im Mittelmeer und dem Nahen Osten.

New in Portuguese

Impulso à "volta ao trabalho" liderado pelos EUA espalha a morte pela América Latina

Por Eric London, 16 Julho 2020

Apesar da pobreza e desigualdade massivas terem tornado a região vulnerável ao coronavírus, o crescimento do número de mortes na América Latina é também produto da política de Wall Street de volta ao trabalho em todo o hemisfério.

New in Turkish

Ayasofya’nın camiye dönüştürülmesi ve savaş tehlikesi

Ulaş Ateşci ve Alex Lantier, 16 Temmuz 2020

Bu karar, sınıfsal çelişkileri bastırmayı, işçi sınıfını dinsel ve ulusal eksenlerde bölmeyi ve büyük güçler arasında savaş tehlikesinin giderek arttığı koşullarda milliyetçi temelde destek elde etmeyi amaçlamaktadır.

75 yıl önce: Müttefik güçlerin önderleri Potsdam Konferansı’nda toplandı

16 Temmuz 2020

17 Temmuz 1945’te, Britanya, ABD ve Sovyetler Birliği liderleri, İkinci Dünya Savaşı’nın son büyük Müttefik konferansında, Almanya’nın Potsdam kentinde bir araya geldiler.

New in Spanish

"Regreso al trabajo" impulsado por EE.UU. extiende las muertes por Latinoamérica

Por Eric London, 16 julio 2020

A pesar de que la pobreza masiva y la desigualdad vuelven a la región vulnerable al coronavirus, el aumento de muertes en Latinoamérica también es el producto de la política hemisférica de Wall Street de regreso al trabajo.

El récord más alto de muertes de COVID-19 en un solo día en Florida, Alabama y Utah

Por Benjamin Mateus, 16 julio 2020

Las hospitalizaciones han aumentado un 43 por ciento en California. Texas y Arizona están preparando camiones refrigerados para almacenar el desborde de cuerpos de las morgues inundadas.

El cegamiento de Gustavo Gatica y el regreso a la violencia policial estatal desenfrenada en Chile

Por Mauricio Saavedra, 16 julio 2020

Las fuerzas de seguridad chilenas gozan de un nivel de impunidad que no se había visto desde los 17 años de dictadura militar, cuando miles de personas fueron detenidas, torturadas, asesinadas y desaparecidas.

Diecisiete estados y decenas de universidades presentan demandas contra ataque de ICE contra estudiantes internacionales

Por Sam Dalton, 16 julio 2020

Incluso si el actual conjunto de demandas tuviera éxito, los derechos migratorios y educativos de los estudiantes internacionales siguen estando bajo amenaza.

Penetración masiva neo-nazi del ejército y la policía alemana

Por Jordan Shilton, 16 julio 2020

El gobierno alemán teme cada vez más los preparativos para un golpe de estado derechista.

Ministra de defensa alemán planea una organización más efectiva de la ultraderechista fuerza de élite del ejército

Por Peter Schwarz, 16 junio 2020

Después de que salieran a la luz nuevos detalles sobre las redes terroristas de extrema derecha dentro del Comando de las Fuerzas Especiales, el ministro de defensa alemán anunció la reestructuración de la unidad de élite del ejército de 1.600 efectivos.

El partido de extrema derecha Vox lanzará un sindicato fascista en España

Por Alejandro López, 16 junio 2020

Vox se propone aprovechar del papel reaccionario que desempeñan los principales sindicatos de España, que apoyan la política de austeridad de los partidos gobernantes Podemos y Socialista.

New in French

La campagne de «retour au travail» menée par les États-Unis sème la mort dans toute l’Amérique latine

Eric London, 16 juillet 2020

Bien que la pauvreté de masse et l’inégalité aient rendu la région vulnérable au coronavirus, le nombre croissant des décès en Amérique latine est également le produit de la politique de retour au travail de Wall Street.

Les soignants français dénoncent l’accord au rabais lors de manifestations le 14 juillet

Will Morrow, 16 juillet 2020

L’accord a été salué par le gouvernement Macron et les médias à l‘international comme un signe « historique » que le personnel de santé a obtenu la reconnaissance méritée pour ses sacrifices

Le second tour des municipales marqué par une abstention record

Anthony Torres, 16 juillet 2020

Initialement prévue le 22 mars, le second tour des municipales s’est tenue dimanche 28 juin dans le contexte de la pandémie mondiale de COVID-19.

Le gouverneur démocrate de Californie affirme que le fait de permettre aux candidats du SEP de participer au scrutin serait «une entrave au processus démocratique»

Isaac Finn, 16 juillet 2020

Joseph Kishore et Norissa Santa Cruz poursuivent la Californie parce que l’État veut faire respecter une obligation de recueillir 200.000 signatures. Lundi, les candidats ont fait appel de la décision d'un juge du Michigan à leur encontre devant la Cour d'appel du sixième circuit.

La conversion de Sainte-Sophie en mosquée par Erdoğan et le danger de guerre

Ulaş Ateşci et Alex Lantier, 16 juillet 2020

Le fait que les principaux gouvernements attisent des tensions religieuses et nationales accélère le mouvement vers la guerre dans toute la Méditerranée et tout le Moyen-Orient.

La mort d’un travailleur de 14 ans met en lumière le travail des enfants au Canada

Frédéric Charlebois, 16 juillet 2020

Pour certaines grandes compagnies telles que McDonald's ou Tim Horton's, les adolescents représenteraient plus de 50% de leur main-d’œuvre.

New in Russian

Десятки тысяч протестуют на Дальнем Востоке после того, как Кремль отстраняет губернатора

Клара Вайс, 16 июля 2020 г.

Губернатор от крайне правой ЛДПР Фургал был арестован сотрудниками ФСБ и обвинен в причастности к убийству нескольких бизнесменов.

New in Mandarin

支持国际工人阶级对抗COVID-19大流行病的行动!

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

工人阶级、社会主义与抗击大流行病

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”。

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 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.

Other Languages

Perspective

Markets soar as the corpses pile up

16 July 2020

The massive run-up in stock prices has only one explanation: The capitalist state has put at the disposal of its masters in the financial oligarchy unlimited amounts of money.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

Verfassungsschutz Report 2019: German secret service downplays threat of Nazi terrorism and attacks socialist politics

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 July 2020

The year 2019, on which the report focuses, was characterised by a surge in right-wing terrorism, but hardly a word on this threat is to be found in the Verfassungsschutz report.

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

As support widens for SEP defence campaign
Sri Lanka army commander says allegations of military harassment of northern election candidates are “false”

By our correspondents, 16 July 2020

Army commander Shavendra Silva’s claims and his refusal to acknowledge the detailed evidence provided by the SEP are a veiled threat against all election candidates in the North.

Letters demand Sri Lankan defence secretary stop military harassment of SEP candidates

By our correspondents, 9 July 2020

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

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

Featured

Amid Sri Lankan elections, YouTube censors Tamil-language WSWS posts

By V. Gnana, 16 July 2020

The move aims to prevent the Socialist Equality Party of Sri Lanka from alerting Tamil-speaking workers internationally in a timely fashion of the political dangers they face.

US-led “back to work” drive spreads death across Latin America

By Eric London, 15 July 2020

Committee for Public Education and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia)
Public forum: COVID-19 and the escalating assault on educators and students

13 July 2020

#MeToo to “Me Who?”: US media has turned off the sexual witch-hunt for the moment

By David Walsh, 13 July 2020

Haymarket Books “Abolitionist Teaching” forum: A call to promote racial division among teachers

By Renae Cassimeda and Norissa Santa Cruz, 13 July 2020

Demands mount for racial quotas at elite US universities

By Jonathan Burleigh, 13 July 2020

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 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 Legacy of the American Revolution and Civil War

The two American Revolutions in world history

By David North, 4 July 2020

An interview with Ed Achorn, author of Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

By Shannon Jones, 10 July 2020

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

By Niles Niemuth, 7 July 2020

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020

Arts Review

Sinclair Lewis’s novel Main Street at 100

By James McDonald, 16 July 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Main Street, the breakthrough work of an author who would become, in 1930, the first American awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

RTJ4: Run the Jewels melds “rebellion” with reaction

By Erik Schreiber, 14 July 2020

Free Julian Assange

Online documentary exposes the psychological torture of Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2020

UN official Nils Melzer stated that Assange’s persecution was “about intimidating all other journalists and publishers and making sure that no-one does what he has done, because that’s what states are afraid of.”

Online book launch of The Most Dangerous Man in the World defends Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 July 2020

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

SEP US presidential election campaign

Democratic California Governor Newsom argues that allowing SEP candidates on the ballot would cause “frustration of the democratic process”

By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2020

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

Michigan court rules that SEP must gather signatures despite pandemic

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 10 July 2020

act.tv's Julianna Forlano interviews Joseph Kishore

With Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 9 July 2020

An important discussion of the pandemic, the crisis of capitalism, class forces in politics, police violence, and the need for a unified international socialist movement.

Workers Struggles

Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage

By the Toledo Assembly Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 11 July 2020

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski

By Helmut van Heiken, 13 July 2020

25 years ago: Detroit newspaper workers go on strike

On July 13, 1995, 2,500 Detroit Free Press and Detroit News workers went on strike, facing the most concentrated union-busting attack in the city in decades.

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50 years ago: British dock workers begin strike

On July 15, 1970, nearly 50,000 dock workers in the United Kingdom walked off the job and began a strike, refusing to load and unload ships coming into the country’s major ports.

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75 years ago: Allied leaders gather at Potsdam Conference

On July 17, 1945, leaders from Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union gathered in the German city of Potsdam in the last of the major Allied conferences of the Second World War.

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100 years ago: Second Congress of the Communist International opens

On July 19, 1920, the Second Congress of the Communist International was opened in Petrograd by Grigori Zinoviev, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Communist International.

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History

“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 (Australia)

Oppose the Melbourne public housing towers lock-in! For a health and welfare response, not a police mobilisation!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 9 July 2020

The SEP calls for the formation of local safety committees, both within the tower blocks and more broadly, to organise measures to protect the residents and the working class as a whole.

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

Science

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.