COVID-19 cases reach 15 million worldwide with 4 million in the US alone

By Benjamin Mateus, 22 July 2020

The United States is in the unique position of being the only developed nation to face such a disastrous and expanding outbreak.

US indicts Chinese nationals on trumped-up hacking charges

By Jacob Crosse, 22 July 2020

Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi are accused by the US government of hacking private computer networks with assistance from the Chinese government in order to steal intellectual property, including COVID-19 research.

EU Summit agrees to €750 billion fund for the banks and corporations

By Will Morrow, 22 July 2020

The agreement will provide a new revenue stream for European states to give handouts to corporations, and a new mechanism for austerity across the continent.

Germany: The “riots” in Frankfurt and the right-wing network in the police

By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2020

The Frankfurt “riots” are being used by the German government to increase police powers and justify and strengthen radical right-wing structures in the state apparatus.

Doctors warn National Health Service will be “overwhelmed” as Johnson scraps UK lockdown measures

By Laura Tiernan, 22 July 2020

The R-rate, which the government previously said must stay below 1.0 to prevent exponential growth, has risen to 1.0 in almost every area.

Letter from a student in China on the COVID-19 pandemic

By a correspondent, 22 July 2020

“People are worried that on top of the hardship they have already gone through, they would face more unknown, long-term, and negative consequences from the pandemic.”

COVID-19 cases surging again in Japan

By Ben McGrath, 22 July 2020

As during the earlier stages of the pandemic, the government is refusing to make the necessary resources available to properly protect people and their livelihoods.

Australian government slashes pandemic payments to workers after suspending parliament

By Mike Head, 22 July 2020

The blatant purpose of the cuts is to give workers no choice but to go back into unsafe workplaces regardless of the rising danger of COVID-19 infection.

Report exposes crisis in American university health care systems as coronavirus cases skyrocket

By Joe Williams, 22 July 2020

The response of university administrators over the poor state of health care on college campuses is to seek immunity from any legal accountability.

Despite withdrawal of ICE ruling, international students in the US remain at risk

By Sam Dalton, 22 July 2020

Amid an intensifying anti-immigrant and anti-China campaign, Trump’s tactical retreat from the July 6 ruling putting international students at risk of deportation is not any cause for celebration.

US Postal Service takes major step toward privatization

By Shuvu Batta, 22 July 2020

USPS outlined steps toward privatization in a memo announcing that mail deliveries would be delayed, and another directive prohibiting overtime and promising “more to come.”

ASOS: Fast fashion makes a killing in the UK during the pandemic

By Joe Mount, 22 July 2020

ASOS engaged in profiteering during the health emergency, continuing its operations in defiance of restrictions that only “essential” workplaces should remain open.

Alberta’s right-wing government adopts draconian anti-protest law

By Riksen Stewart and Roger Jordan, 22 July 2020

As it launches a fresh assault on workers’ wages and social rights, the Kenney government has passed a law that could be used to criminalize and suppress virtually any demonstration.

21 July 2020

President Trump sending federal police agents into major American cities

By Kevin Reed, 21 July 2020

As opposition mounts to reopening of the schools
Missouri governor says children infected with COVID-19 will “get over it”

By Evan Blake, 21 July 2020

Growing signs of deep and prolonged global recession

By Nick Beams, 21 July 2020

Health and safety of medical workers jeopardized by world leaders’ negligent response to the pandemic

By Benjamin Mateus, 21 July 2020

Ireland heading for second COVID-19 wave

By Steve James, 21 July 2020

Coronavirus cases rise sharply in Austria

By Markus Salzmann, 21 July 2020

Australian coronavirus surge hits Sydney

By Patrick O’Connor, 21 July 2020

University of Akron announces plan to eliminate 178 professors, staff and contract professionals

By Isaac Finn, 20 July 2020

Executives reap millions in bonuses as US retail apocalypse escalates

By Trévon Austin, 21 July 2020

Cover-up continues of Manchester Arena suicide bombing

By Margot Miller, 21 July 2020

Mauritian seafarers, workers and youth oppose Jugnauth government corruption and austerity

By Tom Casey, 21 July 2020

Bangladeshi government cracks down on opposition to jute mill privatisation

By Wimal Perera, 21 July 2020

Samoan government amends constitution to elevate traditional “custom”

By John Braddock, 21 July 2020

New in Russian

Трамп использует меры полицейского насилия в Портленде, штат Орегон

Патрик Мартин, 22 июля 2020 г.

Подавление демонстрантов фашистскими агентами силовых структур Трампа — это последний шаг в многолетних атаках его администрации на демократические права в Соединенных Штатах.

Нарастающие признаки глубокой и продолжительной глобальной рецессии

Ник Бимс, 22 июля 2020 г.

Многие крупные американские компании пришли к выводу, что принятые ими меры оказались недостаточными, и что увеличение числа случаев COVID-19 и связанные с этим карантинные меры разрушили надежды на быстрое восстановление.

New in Turkish

2019 Verfassungsschutz Raporu: Alman gizli servisi Nazi terörü tehdidini önemsiz gibi gösteriyor ve sosyalist politikaya saldırıyor

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 22 Temmuz 2020

Rapor, demokratik haklara yönelik en büyük tehlikenin Almanya’nın gizli servisinden ve devletin diğer güvenlik kurumlarından geldiğini açıkça ortaya koymaktadır.

Yemen savaşın, çökmüş ekonominin ve COVID-19’un basıncı altında eziliyor

Jean Shaoul, 22 Temmuz 2020

Beş yıldır devam eden Yemen savaşı, Ortadoğu’nun en yoksul ülkesinde devasa bir yıkıma yol açıyor.

New in Mandarin

一个中国学生关于COVID-19疫情的来信

a correspondent, 2020年7月22日

这次疫情激起的危机还将造成怎样的长期的决定性的负面影响。

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 French

Le président Trump envoie les forces de police fédérales dans les grandes villes américaines

Kevin Reed, 22 juillet 2020

Trump a déclaré lundi qu’il étendait l’usage de forces de police fédérales aux villes de New York, Chicago, Philadelphie, Detroit, Baltimore et Oakland pour l’arrestation de manifestants parce qu’«on n’ pas tolérer qu’on fasse cela à notre pays».

Démocrates et Républicains se préparent à sabrer le complément à l’allocation chômage

Shannon Jones, 22 juillet 2020

Les Démocrates et les Républicains du Congrès se préparent à sabrer ou à supprimer carrément le complément hebdomadaire de 600 dollars à l’allocation chômage qui a été pendant la pandémie la bouée de sauvetage pour des millions de travailleurs licenciés.

Signes croissants d’une récession mondiale profonde et prolongée

Nick Beams, 22 juillet 2020

De nombreuses grandes entreprises américaines auraient déterminé que les mesures prises précédemment ne seront pas suffisantes et que l'augmentation des cas de COVID-19 et les arrêts de production qui en découlent ont anéanti les espoirs d'une reprise rapide.

La santé et la sécurité du personnel soignant menacées par la réponse négligente des dirigeants mondiaux à la pandémie

Benjamin Mateus, 22 juillet 2020

Les travailleurs de la santé ont fait face à la violence de la pandémie, avec des dizaines de milliers d’entre eux touchés par le coronavirus et des milliers de décès en portant des soins aux patients infectés du COVID-19.

L’acquittement d’un fasciste québécois pour intimidation ira en appel – mais pas sur le fond

Hugo Maltais, 22 juillet 2020

L’appel logé par le procureur de la Couronne ne remet pas en question l’acquittement du néo-nazi Raphaël Lévesque sur les chefs d’accusation d’intimidation et de harcèlement à l’égard d’un journaliste.

Il y a 75 ans: ouverture du procès du maréchal Pétain, dirigeant du régime de Vichy

22 juillet 2020

Le compositeur italien Francesco Lotoro se consacre à la sauvegarde de la musique composée dans les camps de concentration

Fred Mazelis, 22 juillet 2020

Depuis trois décennies Lotoro recherche et fait découvrir la musique écrite et interprétée en dépit de la barbarie nazie.

New in German

USA
Demokraten und Republikaner wollen Arbeitslosenhilfe streichen

Keith Jones, 22. Juli 2020

Demokraten und Republikaner im US-Kongress sind dabei, die wöchentliche Arbeitslosenhilfe von 600 Dollar zu kürzen oder abzuschaffen. Diese ist für viele Millionen Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter, die während der Pandemie ihren Job verloren haben, die letzte Rettung.

Präsident Trump entsendet Bundespolizei in amerikanische Großstädte

Kevin Reed, 22. Juli 2020

Trump sagte am Montag, dass er den Einsatz von Bundespolizisten auf New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore und Oakland ausdehnt, um Demonstranten festzunehmen.

Kramp-Karrenbauer ruft nach Aufrüstung, Militarismus und Krieg

Johannes Stern, 22. Juli 2020

Wer verstehen will, woher die rechtsextremen Netzwerke in der Bundeswehr und in den Sicherheitsbehörden kommen, sollte das aktuelle Interview mit Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in der Zeit lesen.

Drastische Urteile im Hamburger G20-Prozess

Marianne Arens, 22. Juli 2020

Die Verurteilung von Teilnehmern der Proteste gegen den G20-Gipfel 2017 dient dazu, das demokratische Grundrecht auf Versammlungsfreiheit auszuhebeln.

Die fahrlässige Reaktion der Regierungen auf die Pandemie gefährdet Gesundheit und Sicherheit von Pflegekräften

Benjamin Mateus, 22. Juli 2020

Medizinische Fachkräfte hatten am meisten unter der Pandemie zu leiden. Zehntausende von ihnen haben sich während der Behandlung von Infizierten selbst mit dem Coronavirus angesteckt, Tausende sind daran gestorben.

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

El presidente Trump envía a agentes policiales federales a las grandes ciudades estadounidenses

Por Kevin Reed, 22 julio 2020

Trump dijo el lunes que ampliaría el uso de oficiales federales en la ciudad de Nueva York, Chicago, Filadelfia, Detroit, Baltimore y Oakland para arrestar a manifestantes.

Signos crecientes de recesión global profunda y prolongada

Por Nick Beams, 22 julio 2020

Según se informa, muchas grandes empresas estadounidenses han determinado que las medidas anteriores no serán suficientes y que el aumento de los casos de COVID-19 y los cierres conexos han frustrado las esperanzas de una rápida recuperación.

Las muertes bajo custodia de ICE aumentan mientras la pandemia se desata en los Estados Unidos

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 22 julio 2020

El ICE informó de la muerte de dos hombres en custodia durante la última semana, al menos uno de los cuales había dado positivo en COVID-19 a principios de julio.

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 plan to send paramilitary police throughout the US: The ruling class prepares for civil war

22 July 2020

The Trump administration’s plans to deploy federal paramilitary forces in major American cities is a sharp escalation of the assault on democratic rights and the establishment of police state forms of rule.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP US presidential election campaign

California judge rules that SEP candidates must collect physical signatures during pandemic or be excluded from ballot

By Kevin Reed, 22 July 2020

Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee handed down a ruling on Tuesday against the lawsuit filed by the SEP, which argues that California’s ballot access laws are “effectively impossible” to satisfy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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.

Commentary

The “Strike for Black Lives” protest stunt

By Tom Hall, 22 July 2020

The “strike” was a union-organized stunt endorsed by business, the corporate media and the Democratic Party to divert anger over police violence and unsafe working conditions along racial lines.

Democrats, Republicans prepare to slash workers’ unemployment supplement

By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2020

Trump’s police-state attack in Portland, Oregon

By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2020

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

20 July 2020

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

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP election meeting discusses working-class response to COVID-19 pandemic

By our correspondents, 22 July 2020

More than 2,000 people—in Sri Lanka and internationally—have watched SEP’s online event, posting comments and questions about the party’s program.

Arts Review

Italian composer Francesco Lotoro rescues music composed in the concentration camps

By Fred Mazelis, 21 July 2020

Lotoro has devoted three decades to the research and discovery of music written and performed in defiance of Nazi barbarism.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 18 July 2020

Sinclair Lewis’s novel Main Street at 100

By James McDonald, 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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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 »

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

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.