In congressional testimony
Attorney General Barr aggressively defends violent attacks on protesters in Portland

By Barry Grey, 29 July 2020

The White House remains the cockpit of a conspiracy to destroy democratic rights and establish authoritarian rule in the United States.

US Park Police chief defends unconstitutional June 1 assault on protesters outside the White House

By Jacob Crosse, 29 July 2020

Monahan denied that police used “excessive” force to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square despite testimony, video evidence and eyewitness accounts.

Congress prepares to scrap $600 weekly unemployment payment

By Kevin Reed, 29 July 2020

The expiration of the enhanced federal unemployment benefit this week will drive millions of working class people across the US into desperate financial circumstances.

Trump uses quack science to promote back-to school, back-to-work drive

By Kate Randall, 29 July 2020

The US president continues to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 based on disproven scientific claims.

Major League Baseball confronted with major COVID-19 outbreak

By Alan Gilman, 29 July 2020

Seventeen members of the Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19 since the weekend, exposing a complete disregard for basic safety precautions.

GM keeps third shift at Missouri plant as anger mounts over unsafe conditions

By Kristina Betinis, 29 July 2020

Driven by investor demands, GM is bringing in laid-off and temporary workers to keep production moving while refusing to disclose the number of sick workers in the plant.

Michigan Medicine laying off hundreds of workers despite ongoing pandemic

By George Kirby, 29 July 2020

The medical center owned by the University of Michigan is cutting the jobs of hundreds of nurses, emergency technicians and other hospital workers.

Johnson government scientific adviser claims UK schools should never have closed

By Tania Kent, 29 July 2020

The hostility among teachers and parents to the unsafe reopening of schools is being met with propaganda to confuse, disorient and dissipate opposition.

British grandmother dies weighing just 42 pounds after her benefits are withdrawn

By Dennis Moore, 29 July 2020

The benefit system has evolved from its post-war ethos as a “safety net” to one based on punishing the sick and disabled and coercing the unemployed into low-paid work.

Canada’s Liberal government shaken by WE Charity scandal

By Roger Jordan, 29 July 2020

The scandal has exposed a web of corrupt ties between the Liberal government and WE, and between WE and corporations like the Royal Bank of Canada and Dow Chemical.

Six arrested at banned Australian protest against police violence

By Martin Scott, 29 July 2020

COVID-19 public health orders were used to suppress the demonstration in a blatant attack on democratic rights.

Australian treasurer hails Reagan and Thatcher as “inspiration” for government’s economic agenda

By Nick Beams, 28 July 2020

Frydenberg lauded the “success” of the offensive against the working class in the 1980s, just as he announced a record budget deficit of $184.5 billion for this financial year.

Woolworths locks out workers at Australian warehouse

By Terry Cook, 29 July 2020

Strikers at Wyong speak out as the United Workers Union facilitates the attack by isolating them.

New Zealand’s largest retail chain axes 1,080 jobs

By John Braddock, 29 July 2020

Like other corporates, The Warehouse is using the pandemic and resulting economic downturn to accelerate job cuts and destroy working conditions.

28 July 2020

Trump, Republicans demand $400-a-week cut for the unemployed

By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2020

Assange appears in court, as lawyers warn case may be delayed by new US indictment

By Thomas Scripps, 28 July 2020

Trump deploys more federal agents in Portland crackdown

By Jacob Crosse, 28 July 2020

Texas revises its coronavirus death tally upward by 12 percent

By Bryan Dyne, 28 July 2020

Johnson demands two-week UK quarantine for 600,000 Britons holidaying in Spain

By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2020

Working-class opposition emerging amid Australia’s COVID-19 surge

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 July 2020

Concerns mount over financial stability as US dollar falls and gold price soars

By Nick Beams, 28 July 2020

Australian government echoes aggressive US shift on South China Sea

By Mike Head, 28 July 2020

Bath shipyard strike in danger as walkout enters sixth week

By Shannon Jones, 28 July 2020

DENSO workers describe conditions that led to COVID-19 outbreak at Michigan auto parts plant

By Brent Dylan, 28 July 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell attorneys submit motion to block release of documents from 2015 defamation case

By Kevin Reed, 28 July 2020

Toronto tenants protest against looming evictions amid COVID-19 crisis

By Carl Bronski, 28 July 2020

Retail workers strike in France as wage cuts and layoffs spread

By Will Morrow, 28 July 2020

Egypt’s el-Sisi approves troop deployment to Libya against Turkish-backed forces

By Jean Shaoul, 28 July 2020

Mass protests continue in Russian Far East

By Clara Weiss, 28 July 2020

Spain’s Podemos hails €750 billion EU bank bailout for COVID-19 crisis

By Alejandro López, 28 July 2020

Germany’s “voluntary military service”: Government recruits for army deployments at home and abroad

By Johannes Stern, 28 July 2020

WISAG ground services slashes hundreds of jobs at Berlin Tegel Airport

By Gustav Kemper and Wolfgang Weber, 28 July 2020

New in Portuguese

A luta enfrentada por professores contra a pressão de Trump pela reabertura de escolas

Por Evan Blake, 29 Julho 2020

Após anos de greves e protestos contra cortes de salários e do orçamento da educação, educadores nos EUA estão diante de um conflito direto com a administração Trump por causa de sua pressão pela reabertura de escolas.

New in Turkish

Yunan ve Türk savaş gemileri Ege Denizi’nde çatışmanın eşiğine geldi

Alex Lantier, 25 Temmuz 2020

Yunan ve Türk savaş gemilerinin bu hafta güney Ege’de doğrudan bir çatışmanın eşiğine gelmesi ciddi bir uyarıdır.

New in French

Trump et le Congrès condamnent les chômeurs à la famine

Patrick Martin, 25 juillet 2020

Les démocrates et les républicains laissent expirer le supplément fédéral d’indemnisation du chômage de 600 dollars par semaine, coupant ainsi une bouée de sauvetage pour des millions de travailleurs sans emploi.

New in German

US-Regierung verurteilt Arbeitslose zum Hungern

Patrick Martin, 25. Juli 2020

Der Bundeszuschuss für Arbeitslose in Höhe von 600 Dollar pro Woche wird eingestellt. Millionen Familien sind von dieser drastischen Kürzung betroffen.

Wirecard und die Kriminalität des Kapitalismus

Peter Schwarz, 25. Juli 2020

Die Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt wegen gewerbstätigen Bandenbetrugs, Bilanzfälschung, Marktmanipulation, Veruntreuung von Vermögen und Geldwäsche gegen die Führungskräfte des bankrotten Dax-Konzerns.

„Freiwilliger Wehrdienst“: Große Koalition rekrutiert für Einsatz des Militärs im Inneren

Johannes Stern, 25. Juli 2020

Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Entwicklung in den USA und der deutschen Geschichte ist der Einsatz des Militärs im Inneren eine ernste Gefahr.

Mittelmeer: Beinahe-Zusammenstoß zwischen griechischen und türkischen Kriegsschiffen wegen Bohrfeldern

Alex Lantier, 25. Juli 2020

Die imperialistischen Kriege der letzten Jahrzehnte im Nahen Osten und dem Mittelmeerraum haben Konflikte entfesselt, die die NATO jetzt zerstören könnten.

Das Schweigen von Medien und Politikern zum Antisemitismus im polnischen Wahlkampf

Clara Weiss, 25. Juli 2020

In Polen spielte der Antisemitismus im jüngsten Wahlkampf der regierenden PiS eine so große Rolle wie niemals seit der Nazi-Besatzung im Zweiten Weltkrieg.

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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 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 Spanish

Los maestros se enfrentan a una batalla según Trump exige reapertura de escuelas

Por Evan Blake, 29 julio 2020

Después de años de huelgas y protestas contra los recortes al financiamiento escolar y sus salarios, los docentes en EE.UU. ahora se enfrentan directamente al Gobierno de Trump por su impulsar para reabrir las escuelas.

Assange aparece en la corte y abogados advierten que el caso podría prolongarse por nueva imputación de EE.UU.

Por Thomas Scripps, 29 julio 2020

En la actualidad, los tribunales británicos siguen con su proceso para extraditar a Assange utilizando una imputación desactualizada.

Las preocupaciones sobre la estabilidad financiera aumentan a medida que el dólar cae y el precio del oro se dispara

Por Nick Beams, 29 julio 2020

Un informe publicado en el New York Times la semana pasada sobre la crisis de marzo —el detonante de la última ronda de intervención de la Fed— señaló que la actividad especulativa de los fondos de cobertura había empujado a "partes críticas de los mercados financieros de EE.UU." hacia un colapso.

En España Podemos aclama el rescate bancario de €750 mil millones de la UE para la crisis del COVID-19

Por Alejandro López, 29 julio 2020

El rescate de la UE que Iglesias llama “una bocanada de aire fresco” es la implementación en toda Europa del modelo de los rescates griegos después del desplome de 2008, para reembolsar billones de euros entregados a los ricos.

New in Norwegian

Trumps planer om å sende ut paramilitært politi på tvers av USA: Styringsklassen forbereder seg for borgerkrig

Patrick Martin, 23. juli 2020

Trump-administrasjonens planer om å utplassere føderale paramilitære styrker i amerikanske storbyer er en vesentlig opptrapping av angrepet mot demokratiske rettigheter og for oppbyggingen av politistat-styreformer.

EU-toppmøte enes om fond på € 750 milliarder for bankene og storforetakene

Will Morrow, 23. juli 2020

Avtalen tilrettelegger en ny inntektsstrøm for europeiske stater til å besørge utdelinger til storselskaper, og en ny nøysomhetsmekanisme for innstramminger på tvers av kontinentet.

Brev fra en student i Kina om Covid-19-pandemien

en korrespondent, 23. juli 2020

«Folk er bekymret for at de på toppen av vanskelighetene de allerede har gjennomlevd skal møte flere ukjente, langsiktige og negative konsekvenser av pandemien.»

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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Perspective

US adopts policy of regime-change in Beijing

29 July 2020

By declaring the defeat of Chinese “tyranny” the aim of American foreign policy, the Trump administration has greatly intensified confrontation with China, with an all-but explicit call for regime-change.

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SEP US presidential election campaign

Elon Musk discovers Das Kapital

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 29 July 2020

In a tweet Monday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided his summary of Marx’s great work on capitalist political economy: “Das Kapital in a nutshell,” Musk wrote, is “Gib me dat for free.”

SEP files appeal to Federal Sixth Circuit Court in Michigan ballot access case

By Kevin Reed, 25 July 2020

Featured Commentary

Stop Trump’s coup d’état! Mobilize the working class against authoritarianism and dictatorship!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020

Commentary

McCarthyite witch-hunt over alleged anti-Semitism explodes in British Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 29 July 2020

Political opposition to the criminal suppression of the Palestinians by Israel is being officially recast as a form of anti-Semitism, slandering and virtually outlawing a vast swathe of left-wing opinion.

What led Argentina’s Left Workers Front (FIT) to vote for banning criticism of Israel under the guise of combatting anti-Semitism?

By Andrea Lobo, 29 July 2020

The FIT legislators voted for a bill introduced by the right-wing Macristas to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism aimed at criminalizing opposition to Israel.

French state sues mayor for linking police repression to pro-Nazi Vichy regime

By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2020

The lawsuit against Colombes Mayor Patrick Chaimovitch tramples on historical truth and basic democratic rights.

Russian pseudo-left provides neo-Stalinist justification for vendetta against historian Yuri Dmitriev

By Clara Weiss, 29 July 2020

Boris Kagarlitsky’s website Rabkor has published a commentary justifying the frame-up of Dmitriev, who has done valuable work in exposing Stalin’s crimes.

Teachers face battle as Trump pushes school reopenings

By Evan Blake, 28 July 2020

What is BORTAC and why is it patrolling the streets of Portland?

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 July 2020

Arts Review

Shirley: A fictionalized account of writer Shirley Jackson’s life

By David Walsh, 29 July 2020

Even those belonging to certain generations who do not know Jackson’s name will likely recall her disturbing 1948 short story, “The Lottery,” one of the most anthologized pieces of fiction in American history.

What is the New York Times up to at the Detroit Institute of Arts?

By David Walsh, 27 July 2020

Hamilton: An American Musical finally available for broader viewing

By Ed Hightower, 24 July 2020

Italian composer Francesco Lotoro rescues music composed in the concentration camps

By Fred Mazelis, 21 July 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Growing demands that Sri Lankan defence secretary end the military harassment of SEP candidates

By our correspondents, 28 July 2020

SEP election campaign in Sri Lanka: Workers denounce establishment parties

By our reporters, 25 July 2020

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

By our correspondents, 22 July 2020

Workers Struggles

Brazilian autoworkers strike after Renault fires 747 workers

By Tomas Castanheira, 25 July 2020

Vote “NO” to British Airways pilots’ contract! Form rank and file committees to oppose BALPA sell-out!

By Robert Stevens, 27 July 2020

Science

Antarctic ice sheet melting could accelerate rapidly, leading to catastrophic rise in sea level

By Philip Guelpa, 27 July 2020

25 years ago: Congress ends hearings on Waco siege

On August 1, 1995, the United States Congress completed week-long hearings on the Waco siege of 1993, designed to both placate and legitimize extreme right-wing groups which had made the Waco assault a cause célèbre.

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50 years ago: Cesar Chavez ends California strike

On July 29, 1970, the five-year-long Delano grape strike by agricultural workers came to an end.

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75 years ago: Massive US bombardment of Japan

On August 2, 1945, the US Air Force carried out its heaviest raids targeting Japanese cities to that point in World War II, with 800 B-29 bombers dropping an estimated 6,000 tons of incendiary bombs on Japanese cities.

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100 years ago: Communist Party of Great Britain founded

On July 31, 1920, the Communist Unity Convention, held at the Cannon Street Hotel in London, founded the Communist Party of Great Britain.

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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

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

“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

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.