Millions in the US face disaster as $600 federal unemployment aid set to end this week

By Jacob Crosse, 20 July 2020

The extended weekly payment has been the target of venomous attacks by big business as a “disincentive” to work and is unlikely to be reinstated by Congress in its current form.

Trump administration expands assault on coronavirus testing

By Bryan Dyne, 20 July 2020

There are 14.6 million confirmed cases and 608,000 deaths worldwide, including just under 3.9 million cases and more than 143,000 deaths in the United States alone.

US hits record 74,987 new daily COVID-19 cases

Eighty-five infants infected with COVID-19 in Corpus Christi, Texas

By Chase Lawrence, 20 July 2020

Nueces County, Texas saw the number of new COVID-19 cases skyrocket in July, infecting dozens of babies, and killing a baby less than six months old.

White House declares that “science should not stand in the way” of reopening schools

Israeli police deploy tear gas and water cannon against anti-Netanyahu demonstrators

By Jean Shaoul, 20 July 2020

Around 2,000 people protested outside Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem in one of a series of demonstrations demanding his resignation.

Barcelona residents told to stay at home as COVID-19 resurges across Europe

By Alejandro López, 20 July 2020

Regional authorities have asked over 4 million people not to leave their homes, as the back-to-work campaigns accelerates the contagion of COVID-19 across Europe.

Toledo Jeep workers demand immediate shutdown as COVID-19 continues to spread in auto industry

By Jessica Goldstein, 20 July 2020

Toledo Jeep workers report that there are more than 60 cases at the assembly complex, but FCA and the UAW refuse to halt production

US automakers continue cover-up of COVID-19 outbreaks as workers call for action

Workers disproportionately affected by coronavirus pandemic in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 20 July 2020

The disease particularly affects workers who do not have the opportunity to remain at home and maintain social distancing.

Fire damages historic Nantes cathedral in France

By Will Morrow, 20 July 2020

While the structure of the building so far appears to have been saved, the greatest losses are the organ and stained-glass windows behind it, which were destroyed.

Dutch unions sell out three-week strike against steel layoffs

By Harm Zonderland and Parwini Zora, 20 July 2020

Tata Steel has revived its long-standing “reorganisation plans,” exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to eliminate an estimated 1,250 to 3,000 jobs.

Australian coronavirus surge hits workplaces, factories

By Paul Bartizan, 20 July 2020

Some 80 percent of all COVID-19 transmissions in the state of Victoria over the last two months have occurred in workplaces.

Australian medical experts call for workplace and school shutdowns as Victoria’s COVID-19 surge escalates

Deaths in ICE custody rise as pandemic rages across the United States

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 20 July 2020

ICE reported the deaths of two men in custody over the last week, at least one of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 in early July.

More than 3,300 Arkansas meatpacking workers infected with coronavirus

By Cordell Gascoigne, 20 July 2020

At poultry giant Tyson, whose headquarters are located in Springdale, Arkansas, 13 percent of the workforce has contracted the virus.

Tönnies meat-processing plant in Germany restarted despite ongoing danger from COVID-19

By Marianne Arens, 20 July 2020

At the Tönnies plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, and the district of Gütersloh where it is located, 244 people are still registered as sick due to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 outbreak hits central Michigan flood recovery migrant workers

By Luke Galvin, 20 July 2020

The workers were housed in cramped hotel rooms, with upwards of five workers per room.

Trudeau government failed to enforce COVID-19 protections for migrant farm workers

By Janet Browning, 20 July 2020

While claiming that temporary migrant farm workers would be safeguarded from COVID-19, the Liberal government stopped all in-person worksite inspections.

Driver plunges bus into a Chinese reservoir, killing 21

By Lily Zhao, 20 July 2020

The tragedy is a product of the social crisis confronting millions of workers throughout the country.

Australian bushfire victims still suffering six months on

By Cheryl Crisp, 20 July 2020

Hundreds of people who lost their homes are living in tents, caravans or shipping containers in what is now the dead of winter.

Campaign continues against New Zealand visa processing delays

By Tom Peters, 20 July 2020

One migrant from South Africa told the WSWS that being sent back would put her in extreme poverty and at risk of dying from COVID-19.

18 July 2020

Brazil surpasses two million coronavirus cases as reopening drive continues

By Tomas Castanheira, 18 July 2020

Federal agents in Portland, Oregon shoot and critically injure protester

By Hector Cordon and Julio Patron, 16 July 2020

Australia: Hundreds of health workers in Victoria contract COVID-19

By Clare Bruderlin, 18 July 2020

US escalates economic warfare against Russia and China

By Nick Beams, 18 July 2020

US moving to ban China-based TikTok social media app

By Kevin Reed, 18 July 2020

A grim week on federal death row: Three men sent to their deaths in Terre Haute, Indiana

By Kate Randall, 18 July 2020

Hawaii officials push unsafe reopening of schools despite outcry by educators and parents

By Renae Cassimeda and Liz Laliberte, 18 July 2020

Michigan teen sent to juvenile detention for failing to do her homework

By Will McCalliss and Nancy Hanover, 18 July 2020

COVID-19 spread accelerates across Europe as EU summit opens

By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 18 July 2020

New terrorist threats against politicians, artists and journalists
Neo-Nazi network in police covered up at highest levels of German state and politics

By Christoph Vandreier, 18 July 2020

German automaker Daimler plans fresh assault on jobs and conditions

By K. Nesan, 18 July 2020

Unsubmissive France leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon calls for massive French military build-up

By Will Morrow, 18 July 2020

Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes threaten broader war in Caucasus

By Ulas Atesci, 18 July 2020

Nearly 650,000 jobs lost in UK during pandemic, with much worse to come

By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2020

Johnson’s return-to-work speech: UK ruling class opts for mass murder

By Laura Tiernan, 18 July 2020

New delivery workers demonstration in Brazil exposes unions and their allies

By Miguel Andrade, 18 July 2020

American Airlines announces 25,000 job cuts

By Steve Filips, 18 July 2020

Destruction of full-time jobs intensifies in Australia

By Mike Head, 18 July 2020

New Zealand’s opposition National Party in turmoil after another leadership change

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 18 July 2020

New in Portuguese

Nova manifestação de entregadores no Brasil expõe o sindicatos e seus aliados

Miguel Andrade, 20 Julho 2020

Depois de uma greve massiva de dimensão continental no dia 1o de julho, entregadores brasileiros estão sendo encorajados a colocar seus destinos nas mãos dos sindicatos e do Congresso Nacional.

New in Spanish

EE.UU. inventa acusación de que Rusia robó investigaciones sobre el virus

Barry Grey, 20 julio 2020

Estados Unidos está persiguiendo un curso descaradamente nacionalista para enriquecer a los oligarcas estadounidenses y utilizar la vacuna como un arma contra los países en conflicto con el imperialismo estadounidense, no salvar vidas.

Nuevas amenazas terroristas contra políticos, artistas y periodistas
Los más altos niveles de la política y Estado alemanes encubren red neonazi en la policía

Cristoph Vandreier, 20 julio 2020

Las amenazas pretenden intimidar la amplia oposición a las políticas de derecha de la gran coalición, conformada por los demócratas cristianos (CDU/CSU) y los socialdemócratas (SPD).

Brasil supera los dos millones de casos de coronavirus mientras continúa la campaña de reapertura

Tomas Castanheira, 20 julio 2020

"No podemos seguir sofocando la economía", dijo el presidente Jair Bolsonaro, cuando Brasil sufrió el mayor número de muertes en un solo día en el mundo.

EE.UU. intensifica guerra económica contra Rusia y China

Nick Beams, 20 julio 2020

Tras lograr que el Gobierno británico prohíba la participación de la firma china Huawei en su instalación de la 5G, Estados Unidos está presionando al Gobierno de Merkel en Alemania para que tome la misma decisión.

Agentes federales en Portland, Oregon, disparan y lesionan gravemente a un manifestante

Hector Cordon y Julio Patron, 20 julio 2020

El gobierno de Trump está utilizando a Portland como un caso de prueba para el despliegue de agentes federales fuertemente armados para suprimir las protestas populares contra la brutalidad policial.

EE.UU. alcanza el récord de 74.987 nuevos casos diarios de COVID-19

Benjamin Mateus, 20 julio 2020

El número de nuevos casos diarios en los Estados Unidos se ha triplicado desde hace un mes en medio de un resurgimiento masivo de la pandemia.

El líder de Francia Insumisa, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, llama a un masivo incremento de las fuerzas armadas francesas

Will Morrow, 20 julio 2020

La crítica de Mélenchon a la administración de Macron es de derecha: que no es suficientemente agresiva en su búsqueda de los intereses del imperialismo francés.

New in German

Corona-Forschung: USA verbreiten erfundene Behauptungen über „russischen Hackerangriff“

Barry Grey, 20. Juli 2020

In der Impfstoffforschung verfolgen die Vereinigten Staaten einen offen nationalistischen Kurs. Ziel ist, die amerikanischen Oligarchen zu bereichern und das Medikament nicht als lebensrettendes Heilmittel einzusetzen, sondern als Waffe gegen Länder, die sich im Fadenkreuz des US-Imperialismus befinden.

Brasilien: Trotz mehr als zwei Millionen Coronavirus-Fällen wird der Kurs auf Wiedereröffnung beibehalten

Tomas Castanheira, 20. Juli 2020

Am selben Tag, an dem Brasilien die höchste tägliche Zahl an Todesopfern weltweit zu beklagen hatte, erklärte Präsident Jair Bolsonaro: „Wir dürfen die Wirtschaft nicht weiter abwürgen.“

Starker Anstieg der Corona-Fälle in Österreich

Markus Salzmann, 20. Juli 2020

Nachdem die österreichische Regierung sämtliche Einschränkungen zur Eindämmung des Coronavirus aufgehoben hat, steigen die Infektionszahlen wieder stark an.

Frankreich: Jean-Luc Mélenchon fordert massive militärische Aufrüstung

Will Morrow, 20. Juli 2020

Der Parteichef von La France insoumise („Unbeugsames Frankreich“) kritisiert die Macron-Regierung von rechts. Er wirft ihr vor, die Interessen des französischen Imperialismus nicht aggressiv genug durchzusetzen.

Britische Abgeordnete stellen Antrag zur Unterstützung von Julian Assange

Thomas Scripps, 20. Juli 2020

Die Unterzeichner haben bisher in krimineller Weise über Assanges Verfolgung geschwiegen oder, wie der ehemalige Labour-Parteichef Jeremy Corbyn, erst nach dem Verlust ihrer Führungspositionen ihre Stimmen erhoben.

Stoppt den rechten Terror! Onlineveranstaltungen der IYSSE zur StuPa-Wahl in Karlsruhe

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality am KIT, 20. Juli 2020

Die IYSSE laden zu zwei Online-Veranstaltungen im Rahmen der Wahlen zum Studierendenparlament am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ein.

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 French

Le comité de sécurité de la base exige une fermeture immédiate
Le COVID-19 hors de contrôle à l'usine Jeep de Toledo

Jerry White, 17 juillet 2020

Avec au moins 40 cas confirmés dans l’usine, les travailleurs de la base exigent un arrêt immédiat de la production et des tests pour tous.

Crise COVID-19: Castex appelle à intensifier la politique d’État policier

Alexandre Lantier, 17 juillet 2020

Le nouveau premier ministre français a présenté le 15 juillet à l’Assemblée nationale la ligne politique fixée par Macron à travers son dialogue avec Angela Merkel.

Les marchés s’envolent alors que les cadavres s’entassent

Andre Damon, 17 juillet 2020

La hausse massive des prix des actions n’a qu’une seule explication: l’État capitaliste a mis à la disposition de ses maîtres de l’oligarchie financière des sommes d’argent illimitées.

Le Rapport 2019 du renseignement intérieur banalise la menace terroriste nazie et attaque la politique socialiste

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l’égalité socialiste), 17 juillet 2020

L’année 2019, sur laquelle se concentre le rapport du ‘Verfassungsschutz’, a été caractérisée par une recrudescence du terrorisme d’extrême droite, mais cette menace est à peine mentionnée dans le rapport.

Alors que le soutien s’élargit pour la campagne de défense du PES
Le commandant de l’armée sri-lankaise déclare que les allégations de harcèlement militaire des candidats aux élections du Nord sont «fausses»

nos journalistes, 17 juillet 2020

Les affirmations du commandant de l’armée, Shavendra Silva, et son refus de reconnaître les preuves détaillées fournies par le PES constituent une menace voilée contre tous les candidats aux élections dans le Nord.

New in Russian

Низовой комитет безопасности требует немедленной остановки производства
COVID-19 вышел из-под контроля на сборочном заводе джипов в Толедо

Джерри Уайт, 17 июля 2020 г.

Имея по меньшей мере 40 подтвержденных случаев заболевания на заводе, рядовые рабочие требуют немедленной остановки производства и проведения всеобщего тестирования.

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

Trump’s police-state attack in Portland, Oregon

20 July 2020

The crackdown on demonstrators by Trump’s fascistic border agents is the latest move in his administration’s years-long assault on democratic rights in the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

From Selma to the CIA
John Lewis, civil rights militant turned big-business politician, dies at 80

20 July 2020

The outpouring of tributes from reactionaries and war criminals demonstrates the class role that Lewis came to play, despite his youthful part in asserting the democratic rights of African Americans.

US pushes fabricated claims of Russian hacking of virus research

By Barry Grey, 18 July 2020

Facing mounting crisis, US lashes out against China

By Peter Symonds, 17 July 2020

Markets soar as the corpses pile up

By Andre Damon, 16 July 2020

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

By V. Gnana, 16 July 2020

Featured Statement

As COVID-19 spreads at Toledo Jeep and other plants
Build rank-and-file safety committees at every workplace to save lives!

By the FCA Jefferson North, Sterling Heights and Toledo Jeep Rank-and-File Safety Committees, 18 July 2020

The number of COVID-19 infections is rising all across the US, and emergency action has to be taken.

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

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

25 years ago: “Taiwan Strait Crisis” between US and China

On July 21, 1995, the People’s Republic of China conducted the first in a series of missile tests in the Taiwan Strait setting into motion what would later be known as the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis.

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50 years ago: Aswan High Dam completed in Egypt

After a decade of construction, the Aswan High Dam was completed on July 21, 1970. The dam was an immense feat of engineering that would give Egypt both new electric power and the ability to regulate flooding in the Nile Valley.

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75 years ago: Trial of Marshal Pétain, leader of the Vichy regime, begins in France

On July 23, 1945, the trial of Marshal Philippe Pétain, who had headed the extreme right-wing Vichy regime through most of World War II, began in France.

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100 years ago: Britain annexes East African Protectorate

On July 23, 1920, the British Empire annexed the East African Protectorate, which it had administered since 1895, giving the British Crown more control over the area and conferring more legal rights to British settlers.

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Arts Review

#Anne Frank Parallel Stories: The young victim of the Nazis

By Joanne Laurier, 18 July 2020

#Anne Frank Parallel Stories is a documentary streaming on Netflix that retraces the life of Anne Frank, as well as five living women who survived the Nazi concentration camps in World War II.

Sinclair Lewis’s novel Main Street at 100

By James McDonald, 16 July 2020

Free Julian Assange

UK MPs submit early day motion on Assange

By Thomas Scripps, 18 July 2020

The signatories have all either hitherto kept a criminal silence over Assange’s persecution, or, in the case of Corbyn, McDonnell, Abbott and Long-Bailey, found their voice only after losing leading positions in the Labour Party.

Online documentary exposes the psychological torture of Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2020

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 July 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

SEP US presidential election campaign

SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz respond to California state officials in ballot access lawsuit

By Alan Gilman, 17 July 2020

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.

History

“Palace letters” point to the plotting behind the 1975 constitutional coup in Australia

By Mike Head, 17 July 2020

Together with the military coup in Chile in 1973, the Labor government’s dismissal was one of the first acts in what became an international counter-offensive against the working class.

“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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds lecture series on the history of Trotskyism

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 July 2020

The lectures, now all available online, reviewed some of the fundamental lessons of the protracted struggle by the Trotskyist movement for socialist internationalism.

Tamil National Alliance offers to support Sri Lankan president’s autocratic rule

By Paramu Thirugnanasambanthar—lead SEP candidate for Jaffna district, 17 July 2020

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

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 July 2020

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

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

Workers Struggles

“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

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

By Laura Tiernan, 16 July 2020

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

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski

By Helmut van Heiken, 13 July 2020

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

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.