Beirut port fire: A crime against Lebanese workers

By Jean Shaoul, 6 August 2020

The blast is a damning indictment of Lebanon’s political elite, which allowed vast quantities of highly explosive ammonium nitrate to be stored in a wharfside warehouse for years without proper safety controls.

Mounting opposition by teachers against drive to reopen schools

By Benjamin Mateus, 6 August 2020

Evidence is growing that the reopening of schools will lead to a massive resurgence of the pandemic, with deadly consequences for teachers and students.

Two Florida teenagers die from COVID-19 as schools push to reopen

By Alex Johnson, 6 August 2020

These harrowing deaths come a month after a 9-year-old, Kimora Lynum, from Putman County, became the youngest child added to Florida’s COVID-19 death toll.

Altered CDC guidelines provide unscientific basis for reopening schools

By Mitch Marcus, 6 August 2020

The CDC guidelines were adjusted in mid-July to suit the demands of the Trump administration that schools reopen, as part the broader campaign to reopen the economy.

Resuming college football driven by financial interests

By Andy Thompson, 6 August 2020

In order to protect billions in revenue, US universities are resorting to threats and cover-ups to keep their plans to play football in the fall on track.

COVID-19 outbreaks at four workplaces in Swindon, UK

By Tony Robson, 6 August 2020

Local officials in Wales and England have sought to minimise any disruption to the operations of the corporations as outbreaks of the virus have flared up.

As negotiations stall on federal coronavirus relief bill
Florida governor admits state unemployment system purposefully designed to pay out “least number of claims”

By Jacob Crosse, 6 August 2020

Republican governor Ron DeSantis had previously claimed nearly all applicants had been paid and blamed jobless workers for incorrectly filling out forms.

Two incumbent House members defeated in primary voting

By Patrick Martin, 6 August 2020

A total of seven representatives, three Democrats and four Republicans, have been denied renomination so far this year.

Anger grows across the US as closed-door talks continue on expired unemployment relief

Gold price surges to record high

By Nick Beams, 6 August 2020

A major gold trading fund now holds gold equal to a quarter of that held at Fort Knox in the US and has more than the gold reserves of the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of India.

Far-right protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Berlin: A put-up job

By Peter Schwarz, 6 August 2020

The protest in Berlin was a predictable, put-up job, which closely resembled the scenario of the Pegida demonstrations held five years ago.

Germany: Right-wing terror in Erfurt

By Marianne Arens, 6 August 2020

On August 1, three Guineans were brutally attacked by neo-Nazis in Erfurt and had to be taken to hospital.

Australia: Victorian hospital admissions soar amid warnings COVID-19 surge will continue for weeks

By Oscar Grenfell, 6 August 2020

It is clear that the Victorian government only introduced sharper lockdown measures, after the state was already on the precipice of a healthcare catastrophe.

NTEU enforces deep pay and job cuts at Australian universities

By Mike Head, 6 August 2020

In the latest outrage, the union is urging Adelaide University staff members to take wage cuts of up to 15 percent and still accept the elimination of 200 jobs.

War crimes in Afghanistan covered up by UK Ministry of Defence

By Jean Shaoul, 6 August 2020

Documents, written by SAS officers and military personnel, provide evidence of war crimes.

Transport for London coronavirus bailout prepares tube privatisation

By Paul Bond, 6 August 2020

The bailout, only half the sum requested, spearheads an assault on TfL’s workforce, in stark contrast to the generous packages offered to the privatised passenger rail franchises.

Quebec to appeal acquittal of fascist, but only on lesser charges

By Hugo Maltais, 6 August 2020

In a brazen attempt to intimidate the media, neo-Nazi Raphaël Lévesque led an invasion of the editorial offices of Vice Quebec .

5 August 2020

House Speaker Pelosi signals readiness to cut unemployment benefits

By Jacob Crosse, 5 August 2020

Widespread protests in Bolivia oppose postponement of elections

By Tomas Castanheira, 5 August 2020

Massive explosion in Beirut kills dozens and injures thousands

By Kevin Reed, 5 August 2020

US teachers defy threats to cut funding for schools that delay in-person learning

By Phyllis Steele, 5 August 2020

Drive to reopen US schools continues despite mounting evidence of deadly consequences

New York educators oppose city and state school reopening plans

By Sandy English, 5 August 2020

Lancet warns of massive resurgence of coronavirus after UK school reopening

By Thomas Scripps, 5 August 2020

Scottish government prepares to reopen schools as new COVID-19 spikes emerge

UK teachers’ pay award: A shoddy deal for all

By Tom Pearce, 5 August 2020

Brazilian teachers oppose back-to-school drive

By our correspondents, 5 August 2020

Fascist networks in German police and military issue new death threats

By Jan Ritter and Max Linhof, 5 August 2020

Pro-US liberal opposition promotes greater power for regional authorities in Russian protests

By Clara Weiss, 5 August 2020

As COVID-19 surges, infected Turkish workers forced back to work

By Barış Demir, 5 August 2020

COVID-19 surges in Spain as government pushes reopening of schools

By Alejandro López, 5 August 2020

Zimbabwe: Government repression as social unrest mounts

By Stephan McCoy, 5 August 2020

US imposes new sanctions on China over alleged Uyghur abuses

By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2020

Hong Kong delays legislative elections amid crackdown on democratic rights

Consecrating an historic crime:
Indian PM Modi to lay cornerstone for Hindu temple at site of razed Ayodhya mosque

By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 August 2020

Facing mounting popular anger over its ruinous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BJP government is doubling down on its Hindu supremacist agenda.

Tropical Storm Isaias causes flooding and power outages across the US east coast

By Aaron Murch, 8 April 2020

Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd’s arrest and murder

By Kevin Martinez, 5 August 2020

“A lot of people really don’t think we should be working right now”
GM Fairfax worker speaks out on spread of COVID-19

By James Tatsch, 5 August 2020

Amazon violates its own health and safety rules in COVID-19 coverup

By Nick Barrickman and Patrick Smith, 5 August 2020

A monstrous betrayal of nearly 10-month struggle
United Steelworkers shuts down strike by Asarco copper miners

By Samuel Davidson, 5 August 2020

Australian meatworks emerge as centres of COVID-19

By Steve Strietberg, 5 August 2020

COVID-19 “state of disaster” imposed across Australian state of Victoria

Islamic Women’s Council calls for transparency from inquiry into New Zealand terrorist attack

By Tom Peters, 5 August 2020

New in German

SEP (USA): Für einen landesweiten Generalstreik gegen die Wiedereröffnung der Schulen

Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (USA), 6. August 2020

Der massive Widerstand der Lehrer gegen die kriminelle Politik der herrschenden Klasse wird Unterstützung aller Arbeiter in den Vereinigten Staaten und auf der ganzen Welt mobilisieren.

Schulöffnungen trotz steigender Corona-Zahlen

Marianne Arens, 6. August 2020

Gegen wissenschaftliche Warnungen treiben alle Landesregierungen und Bundestagsparteien das lebensgefährliche Experiment voran.

Großbritannien: The Lancet warnt vor neuer heftiger Corona-Welle nach Wiedereröffnung der Schulen

Thomas Scripps, 6. August 2020

Ärzte halten die Wiedereröffnung der Schulen für unsicher, weil Tests und Kontaktverfolgung unzureichend sind und die Pandemie wieder aufflammt.

Baden-württembergische Oberbürgermeister hetzen gegen Flüchtlinge

Max Linhof, 6. August 2020

Ein Brief von drei Oberbürgermeistern, darunter der Grüne Rassist Boris Palmer, an die schwarz-grüne Landesregierung unterstreicht, wie stark sich die gesamte offizielle Politik auf der Linie der rechtsextremen AfD befindet.

Internationales Olympisches Komitee wirbt mit Nazi-Propaganda für Olympische Spiele

Stefan Steinberg, 6. August 2020

Das IOC-Video mit dem Hashtag #Strongertogether verwendete Ausschnitte aus dem Propagandafilm Olympia, den Leni Riefenstahl 1936 für die Olympischen Spiele gedreht hatte.

New in Mandarin

社会阶级、资本主义与乔治·弗洛伊德的谋杀

Niles Niemuth, 2020年8月3日

就像过去常常发生的那样,政治建制和媒体在鼓吹一种种族叙事,以此来掩盖警察暴力背后的社会和经济基础,来将大众的愤怒从资本主义制度上转移开来。

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。

New in Portuguese

Os 10 anos da publicação dos arquivos da guerra do Afeganistão pelo WikiLeaks

Oscar Grenfell, 1 Agosto 2020

Os documentos ofereceram à população mundial uma visão inédita dos primeiros crimes de guerra do século XXI.

Carta Aberta de David North, presidente do Conselho Editorial do WSWS, ao CEO da Alphabet, Sundar Pichai

David North, 1 Agosto 2020

Esta carta de David North foi escrita em resposta ao depoimento de Pichai na Comissão do Judiciário da Câmara, onde ele reconheceu as denúncias do WSWS de censura pelo Google.

New in French

Pour une grève générale à l’échelle nationale afin de stopper la campagne de réouverture des écoles!

Déclaration du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (États-Unis), 6 août 2020

L’opposition massive des enseignants aux politiques criminelles de la classe dirigeante va galvaniser le soutien de tous les travailleurs aux États-Unis et dans le monde entier.

Fiat Chrysler a soudoyé l’UAW à coups de dizaines de millions, selon un nouveau dossier judiciaire de GM

Tom Hall, 6 août 2020

Les nouveaux documents déposés au tribunal contiennent des allégations de corruption massive de la part de l’UAW, dépassant tout ce qui avait été mis en lumière jusqu’à présent par l’enquête criminelle parallèle du FBI.

De nombreuses manifestations en Bolivie s'opposent au report des élections

Tomas Castanheira, 6 août 2020

Depuis lundi, un mouvement de grèves et de blocage des grandes routes par les travailleurs et les paysans se propage en Bolivie

Une explosion massive à Beyrouth fait des dizaines de morts et des milliers de blessés

Kevin Reed, 6 août 2020

Une explosion mortelle dans le district portuaire de Beyrouth, au Liban, lundi après-midi, a aplati les bâtiments dans son entourage immédiat et répandu une onde de choc dans toute la ville.

Le Comité international olympique fait la promotion des Jeux olympiques avec de la propagande nazie

Stefan Steinberg, 6 août 2020

L’inclusion d’extraits du film Olympia de Leni Riefenstahl montre clairement que les tentatives d’assainir les crimes des nationaux-socialistes ne se limitent pas aux sphères de la politique et de l’université.

New in Turkish

Beyrut’taki büyük patlamada onlarca ölü ve binlerce yaralı var

Kevin Reed, 6 Ağustos 2020

Lübnan’ın başkenti Beyrut’ta Salı akşamı meydana gelen büyük bir patlamada, onlarca kişi öldü ve binlerce kişi yaralandı.

COVID-19 yayılırken hastalığa yakalanan işçiler çalışmaya zorlanıyor

Barış Demir, 6 Ağustos 2020

Egemen sınıfların pandemi karşısında izlediği ölümcül politika nedeniyle koronavirüs Türkiye’de ve dünya genelinde dizginsizce yayılır ve binlerce ölüme yol açarken, ileriye giden tek yol, işçi sınıfının bağımsız müdahalesinden geçmektedir.

New in Russian

За общенациональную всеобщую забастовку для недопущения открытия школ!

Заявление Партии Социалистической Равенства, 6 августа 2020 г.

Массовое противодействие учителей преступной политике правящего класса вызовет поддержку со стороны всех рабочих в Соединенных Штатах и во всем мире.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Хорватия начинает этническую чистку в отношении сербов

6 августа 2020 г.

4 августа 1995 года хорватская армия начала операцию «Буря», одну из последних крупных военных кампаний на территории бывшей Югославии.

New in Spanish

Un mes de la pandemia de coronavirus: 7,2 millones de contagios y 165.000 muertes

Por Bryan Dyne, 5 agosto 2020

El mes de julio fue el más mortal hasta ahora en la pandemia del COVID-19, la cual sigue devastando a la población global.

La ira crece en los EE. UU. a medida que las conversaciones a puerta cerrada continúan sobre el alivio del desempleo vencido

Por Jacob Crosse, 5 agosto 2020

Millones de trabajadores americanos no saben cómo pagarán el alquiler o de dónde vendrá su próxima comida.

La Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos redada el campo de ayuda humanitaria "No más muertes" en el sur de Arizona

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 agosto 2020

Se presume que la operación de la semana pasada es una represalia por la reciente exposición de la organización sobre la participación de la fuerza paramilitar BORTAC en una redada en 2017.

El "servicio militar voluntario" de Alemania: Reclutas del gobierno para el despliegue del ejército en el país y en el extranjero

Por Johannes Stern, 5 agosto 2020

El programa tiene dos objetivos clave: un gran despliegue del ejército en el interior y el reclutamiento de nuevos soldados para guerras externas.

La retirada de las tropas estadounidenses y el retorno del militarismo alemán

Por Peter Schwarz, 5 agosto 2020

Los planes de retirada estadounidenses sirven a la clase dirigente de Europa y Alemania como excusa para acelerar sus propios planes de rearme.

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

75 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6 August 2020

The anniversary’s significance has never been greater. Behind the backs of the people of the United States and the world, US imperialism is steadily building up a massive nuclear arsenal and pursuing a doctrine of aggressive nuclear war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured

For a nationwide general strike to halt the drive to reopen schools!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 5 August 2020

SEP (US) Congress resolution
The global pandemic, the class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2020

Open Letter from WSWS Chairman David North to Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai

31 July 2020

From Medicare-for-All to “Masks-for-All”: Bernie Sanders and the incredible shrinking “political revolution”

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 August 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear Socialist Equality Party candidates’ appeal in California voting rights case until after ballots are printed

By Shuvu Batta, 6 August 2020

The decision effectively deprives Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz of the right to have their appeal heard on the merits before the ballots are printed.

Socialist Equality Party sues California and Michigan for ballot access

SEP candidates file brief replying to Governor Whitmer in Michigan ballot access appeal

By Kevin Reed, 4 August 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan Trotskyists hold final online election meeting

By our correspondents, 6 August 2020

The Socialist Equality Party held its last meeting on August 2, after a determined election campaign that reached key sections of the Sri Lankan working class and youth.

Vote for SEP candidates in the Sri Lankan national elections! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government and socialist internationalism!

Sri Lanka: TNA election manifesto prepares imperialist-backed deal with President Rajapakse

Sri Lankan SEP to hold online meeting to conclude its election campaign

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

Commentary

Fiat Chrysler bribed UAW with tens of millions, new GM court filing alleges

By Tom Hall, 5 August 2020

Victoria’s COVID-19 catastrophe: An indictment of Australian governments and capitalism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 5 August 2020

One month of the coronavirus pandemic: 7.2 million infected, 165,000 dead

By Bryan Dyne, 4 August 2020

The US troop withdrawal and the return of German militarism

By Peter Schwarz, 4 August 2020

Elon Musk discovers Das Kapital

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

Arts Review

New York Times calls for de facto racial quotas in classical music

By Fred Mazelis, 5 August 2020

The Invisible Man: A woman struck by an “unseen hand”

Workers Struggles

Colombian coal miners protest new work schedule; Phoenix delivery drivers threaten walkout over COVID concerns
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 August 2020

Some 2,200 workers at Cerrejón mine in Northeastern Colombia rallied against threatened job cuts, while US Foods delivery drivers in Phoenix are angry over lack of safety precautions related to coronavirus.

“Most people here think the plant should be shut down”
Workers describe unsafe conditions at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant

By Tim Rivers and George Kirby, 4 August 2020

Teachers protest Jordan government’s closure of union and harsh crackdown

By Jean Shaoul, 4 August 2020

Migrant farmworkers in Spain protest amid COVID-19 surge

By Alice Summers, 4 August 2020

ArcelorMittal lays off hundreds of steelworkers in Indiana, Ohio

By George Gallanis, 4 August 2020

BALPA pilots union enforces sell-out deal at British Airways

By Barry Mason, 4 August 2020

New COVID-19 infections take hold in first week of attempted cruise industry restart

By Tom Casey, 4 August 2020

Montreal dockworkers escalate strike action against speed-up, victimization

By Carl Bronski, 4 August 2020

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

“How war and dictatorship are prepared at universities”
Well-attended online meeting concludes IYSSE election campaign at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

By our reporters, 4 August 2020

Germany: Stop right-wing terror! IYSSE student parliament campaign at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
“The Secret Service is the cockpit of right-wing terrorism”

By our reporter, 30 July 2020

Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski

By Helmut van Heiken, 13 July 2020

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Socialist Equality Party (US) National Congress adopts resolution on the coronavirus pandemic and the fight for socialism

The Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 August 2020

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

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020

25 years ago: Croatia launches ethnic cleansing of Serbs

On August 4, 1995, the Croatian Army launched Operation Storm, one of the last major campaigns of the Bosnian War.

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50 years ago: Egypt-Israel “War of Attrition” ends

On August 7, 1970, the governments of Egypt and Israel accepted a ceasefire agreement that brought an end to the War of Attrition stalemate along the Suez Canal.

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75 years ago: US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States military detonated nuclear bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, in the first wartime use of atomic weapons.

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100 years ago: Soviets reject Allied truce terms with Poland

On August 8, 1920, the Soviet republic refused to grant a 10-day truce to the nationalist Polish government in fighting outside Warsaw, on the conditions proposed by British and French imperialism.

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Internet Censorship

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Google suppressing World Socialist Web Site content in its search results for the New York Times’ 1619 Project

Free Julian Assange

Ten years since WikiLeaks published the Afghan war logs

By Oscar Grenfell, 31 July 2020

UK MPs submit early day motion on Assange

Online documentary exposes the psychological torture of Julian Assange

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Science

Three missions to Mars are now under way

By Don Barrett, 31 July 2020

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

By Philip Guelpa, 27 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

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

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.

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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.