International May Day Online Rally

International May Day Online Rally 2018

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

David North

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally 2018, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

The Maruti Suzuki workers and the re-emergence of class struggle across South Asia

Wije Dias

Wije Dias, general secretary of the Sri Lankan section of the ICFI, and a veteran Trotskyist of more than 50 years standing, spoke from Colombo to the ICFI’s International Online May Day Rally. 

The struggle against militarism and the far right in Europe

Peter Schwarz

The following speech was delivered to the May Day rally by Peter Schwarz, Secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International for the past 32 years, and a leading member of the German section of the ICFI.

Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!

Johannes Stern

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

The global significance of the resurgence of class struggle in the United States

Jerry White

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Jerry White, labor editor of the World Socialist Web Site.

Socialism and the struggle against Internet censorship

Andre Damon

The following speech was delivered by Andre Damon, a leader of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.

The role of the youth in the fight for socialism

Genevieve Leigh

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Genevieve Leigh, a leading member of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in the US.

The laws of capitalism and the breakdown of the global economy

Nick Beams

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Nick Beams, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia.

For a socialist movement against war throughout the Asia-Pacific region

James Cogan

The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia).

The death of reformism: Corbyn and the “broad left”

Chris Marsden

The following speech was delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), the British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, for the past 20 years.

Anti-migrant measures and the assault on workers’ jobs and living standards: Two sides of the same class policy

Julie Hyland

Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), the British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the ICFI’s Online May Day Rally. She has been a leading member of the IC for more than 30 years.

Lessons of the May–June 1968 general strike in France

Alex Lantier

The following speech was delivered to the International Committee of the Fourth International’s May Day 2018 International Online Rally by Alex Lantier, leader of the French section of the ICFI, the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, (PES) founded in November 2016. 

International May Day Online Rally 2017

Lessons of history and the fight for socialism

David North

This speech was delivered by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to open the 2017 International May Day Online Rally, held on April 30.

The fight for international socialism in South Asia

Wije Dias

The region is caught up in the whirlpool of geo-political tensions produced by the drive towards another imperialist war, amid rising class struggle.

The rise of economic nationalism and protectionism

Nick Beams

The historic crisis of the global capitalist system is now producing the very conditions that led to the economic conflicts of the 1930s and the eruption of war in 1939.

The perspective for the working class in the French presidential election

Alex Lantier

The PES' campaign for an active boycott of the election is the revolutionary alternative to the impotent parliamentary maneuvers proposed by Mélenchon.

Oppose the persecution of immigrants and refugees

Julie Hyland

The rising tide of national chauvinist poison is a damning expression of the bankruptcy of the nation state system to which capitalism is tied.

Defend the 13 framed-up Indian Maruti Suzuki workers

Keith Jones

The Maruti Suzuki workers have been framed-up and sentenced to life imprisonment through a conspiracy between the company, the police, the courts and India’s main parties.

The danger of nuclear war in North East Asia

Peter Symonds

The threats against North Korea are part of a broader confrontation with China, which the US regards as the chief obstacle to its global hegemony.

The Growth of German Militarism and the Rewriting of History

Sven Wurm

In order to wage new imperialist wars and commit fresh crimes, history must be rewritten, and the criminal role of German imperialism minimised and denied.

The Crisis of the European Union

Peter Schwarz

Europe is bristling with social tensions, as the danger of war between Europe and the United States, and within Europe itself, is growing.

Militarism, social reaction, and authoritarianism in the United States

Kristina Betinis

The Trump administration, the rule of the oligarchy in naked form, is setting the pace for the turn by all capitalist governments to policies of extreme reaction.

The class issues in the British election

Chris Marsden

With trade and military war comes the attack on wages, working conditions and the destruction of essential services.

The fight for socialist internationalism in Latin America

Bill Van Auken

The overall impact of Castroism, and, even more decisively, that of the revisionist tendencies which promoted it, was to hold back the socialist revolution.

International May Day Online Rally 2016

Introductory report by David North

David North

We are publishing here the introductory remarks to the International Online May Day Rally by David North, chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US).

The international working class is an immense social force

Joseph Kishore

Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered these concluding remarks to the International Online May Day Rally.

War and the 2016 US elections

Jerry White

Jerry White, the SEP (US) presidential candidate, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The Brexit referendum and the struggle against nationalism and war

Chris Marsden

Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) , delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The refugee crisis and the age of perpetual war

Julie Hyland

Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The crisis of the European Union and the drive towards war

Peter Schwarz

Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

Once again, German militarism is rearing its ugly head

Ulrich Rippert

Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The US-China conflict and the political crisis in Latin America

Bill Van Auken

Bill Van Auken, Latin America editor of the WSWS, delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

Oppose the drive to war in the Asia-Pacific

James Cogan

James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The glorification of war and the preparation for future conflicts

Cheryl Crisp

Cheryl Crisp, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

The political tasks facing the workers and toilers of the Indian sub-continent

Wije Dias

Wije Dias, general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), delivered the following speech to the International Online May Day Rally.

International May Day Online Rally 2015

Socialism and the struggle against war

David North

This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

Mediterranean migrants and the crimes of imperialism

Julie Hyland

This speech was delivered by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

War in the Middle East, imperialism and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

Johannes Stern

This speech was delivered by Johannes Stern, leading member of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The political independence of the working class in China

James Cogan

This speech was delivered by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The US “pivot to Asia” and the drive to war against China

Tom Peters

This speech was delivered by Tom Peters, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party group in New Zealand, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

Latin America and the fight for revolutionary leadership

Bill Van Auken

This speech was delivered by Bill Van Auken, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The UK general election and the growth of class antagonisms

Chris Marsden

This speech was delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The fight against militarism, war and the falsification of history

Ulrich Rippert

This speech was delivered by Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally

The European Union and the return of European militarism

Peter Schwarz

This speech was delivered by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

South Asia, the US “pivot” and the perspective of permanent revolution

Wije Dias

This speech was delivered by Wije Dias, the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The world capitalist crisis and the drive to world war

Nick Beams

This speech was delivered by Nick Beams, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

The reemergence of class struggle in the United States

Joe Kishore

This speech was delivered by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), as the concluding remarks to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.

International May Day Online Rally 2014

The capitalist crisis and the fight for socialist internationalism

David North

This is the text of the speech given by David North to open the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.

May Day 2014 and the breakdown of world capitalism

Nick Beams

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the SEP of Australia, to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.

The European Union and the United Socialist States of Europe

Peter Schwarz

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the International Online May Day Rally.

The international struggles of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution

Wije Dias

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Wije Dias, national secretary of the SEP of Sri Lanka, to the International Online May Day Rally.

The struggle against militarism and war

Ulrich Rippert

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Ulrich Rippert, national secretary of the PSG in Germany, to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.

Ukraine crisis—A turning point in world history

Chris Marsden

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the SEP (UK), to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.

The US pivot and the threat of war in Asia

James Cogan

With staggering recklessness, US imperialism, supported by Japan and Australia, is pursuing an agenda that threatens to provoke war with China.

The socially criminal consequences of austerity in Europe

Julie Hyland

The European bourgeoisie seized on the 2008 crisis to destroy the social gains won by the working class and increase its competitiveness against its Eastern European and Asian rivals.

Young people must fight for the socialist future

Andre Damon

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Andre Damon, national secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.

May Day and the American working class

Joseph Kishore

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the SEP (US), to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.