25 February 2020

Fears grow of pandemic as coronavirus takes hold internationally

By Benjamin Mateus, 25 February 2020

The 2019-nCoV virus, or COVID-19, has proven to be a much more complex pathogen than virologists have experienced in the past.

As Trump embraces Modi, communal violence convulses India’s capital

By Keith Jones, 25 February 2020

Modi is politically responsible and elements in his BJP directly culpable of instigating communal violence that has killed at least 10 people.

Sanders on “60 Minutes” spells out willingness to use US military power

By Patrick Martin, 25 February 2020

The Democratic presidential frontrunner said he would go to war in support of NATO and other US military allies, and to defend Taiwan against China.

Democratic Party deploys Russian meddling smear against Sanders

Sanders wins sweeping victory in Nevada

Germany: Tens of thousands take to the streets against right-wing terror

By our reporters, 25 February 2020

Many demonstrators pointed to the complicity of the security agencies and the right-wing policies of all the establishment parties, which paved the way for the neo-Nazi terror.

Tens of thousands protest all over Germany against right-wing terror

SGP deputy chairman speaks on the Hanau terrorist attack
Video: “To stop right terror, you need to know where it comes from”

More on the fight against fascism »

German right-wing and far-right parties suffer defeat in Hamburg state election

By Peter Schwarz, 25 February 2020

Four days after the right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau, the Christian Democrats and Free Democrats, the parties that formed an alliance with the far-right Alternative for Germany to elect the minister president in Thuringia, lost large numbers of votes in Hamburg.

Russia seeks to ease tensions with Belarus over energy dispute

By Andrea Peters, 25 February 2020

Russia will compensate Belarus $300 million to offset energy price hikes, as Moscow works to preserve its alliance with Minsk.

Four months before 2020 contract fight: Detroit schools superintendent tells teachers “no increases”

By Nancy Hanover, 25 February 2020

Four years after Detroit teachers organized wildcat sickouts, the city’s schools remain on the brink.

EU police departments preparing massive international facial recognition database

By Kevin Reed, 25 February 2020

Leaked internal documents reveal that the EU and police organizations within its member nations are developing the technology and legislative framework for integrating facial recognition profiles into a massive biometric database to be shared between countries and with the US.

Brazilian oil workers’ unions shut down strike to “negotiate” with Labor Court

By Gabriel Lemos, 25 February 2020

The oil workers union federations ended the three-week strike at state-owned oil giant Petrobras just as it threatened to impact Brazil’s economy.

Two impoverished teenagers die working in an illegal Peruvian mine

By Cesar Uco, 25 February 2020

The deaths of the 14- and 17-year-old brothers of gas poisoning in the mine are part of a nationwide toll from the exploitation of workers in illegal and unsafe mines.

Sri Lanka: IMF presses new government to implement austerity

By Saman Gunadasa, 25 February 2020

The Rajapakse government is desperately trying to patch up the ailing economy, which registered just 2.6 percent growth in 2019—the lowest since 2002.

“A disaster waiting to happen”
Two train drivers killed in derailment on Australia’s main interstate line

By Noel Holt, 25 February 2020

Drivers have complained for decades about poor track quality on the Melbourne to Sydney line, resulting in rough riding, mud holes and speed restrictions.

Waiting times for aged care in Australia quadruple over past decade

By Clare Bruderlin, 25 February 2020

Such is the contempt of the ruling elite for the working class that many elderly people have died while waiting for a home care package.

24 February 2020

US defense secretary launches simulated nuclear attack against Russia in Pentagon war game

By Andre Damon, 24 February 2020

Australian government expands northern air base for US military use against China

By Mike Head, 24 February 2020

Cities quarantined in Italy, Iran, South Korea as coronavirus spreads globally

By Alex Lantier, 24 February 2020

Coronavirus cases outside China are alarming, global health officials say

Iran elections show growing alienation from bourgeois-clerical regime

By Jordan Shilton, 24 February 2020

Following right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau
German government strengthens intelligence agencies and right-wing networks in state apparatus

By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2020

Hesse, Germany: Right-wing extremist propaganda at state expense

By Peter Schwarz, 24 February 2020

“They would privatize everything if they could.”
Striking Ontario teachers speak out against Ford’s savage cuts

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 February 2020

Two hundred thousand Canadian teachers strike, as global worker counter-offensive continues

Ontario teachers require a socialist program to defeat austerity, defend public education

Hundreds of San Diego teachers slated to receive layoff notices due to $30 million budget deficit

By Evelyn Rios, 24 February 2020

OECD sounds corporate debt warning

By Nick Beams, 24 February 2020

Trump to promote anti-China strategic alliance in visit to India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 24 February 2020

Control of offshore gas and oil provokes conflicts in eastern Mediterranean

By Jean Shaoul, 24 February 2020

Philippine President Duterte ends US Visiting Forces Agreement

By Joseph Santolan, 24 February 2020

Washington, D.C., transit police engaged in competitions for highest number of arrests in the metro system

By Dmitri Church, 24 February 2020

Third round of layoffs in two months at Chicago Stamping Plant

By George Gallanis, 24 February 2020

Oberlin College in Ohio plans to lay off 108 dining and custodial workers

By Isaac Finn, 24 February 2020

Real estate broker fees remain in place in New York City after judge issues restraining order

By Erik Schreiber and Fred Mazelis, 24 February 2020

New in French

Le premier ministre canadien proclame que «les barricades doivent maintenant être levées»

Roger Jordan, 24 février 2020

Le gouvernement libéral de Trudeau, répondant aux demandes de ses maîtres des grandes entreprises, exhorte la police à démanteler les barrages ferroviaires autochtones.

Alors que la contre-offensive mondiale des travailleurs se poursuit, 200.000 enseignants canadiens font la grève

une équipe de reporters du WSWS, 24 février 2020

Si les travailleurs de l'éducation se retrouvent en première ligne de la lutte contre l'austérité, c'est parce que les gouvernements capitalistes considèrent le démantèlement de l'éducation publique comme un élément clé de leur programme régressif.

Un «cessez-le-feu» dans la débâcle de Washington en Afghanistan

Bill Van Auken, 24 février 2020

Après 18 ans de guerre, la mort de près de 2400 soldats et le gaspillage d’environ mille milliards de dollars, Washington négocie un accord qu’il aurait pu passer avec les talibans sans qu’un coup de feu soit tiré.

Les combats s’intensifient alors que Washington soutient l’attaque turque contre la Syrie et la Russie

Alex Lantier, 24 février 2020

Les opérations militaires turques soutenues par les États-Unis qui visent des unités syriennes et russes en Syrie pourraient dégénérer en un affrontement total entre la Russie et l’ensemble de l’alliance de l’OTAN.

Une équipe de juristes européens va demander l'asile en France pour Julian Assange

Alex Lantier, 24 février 2020

Les membres de l’équipe juridique du journaliste de WikiLeaks emprisonné, Julian Assange, ainsi que le père d’Assange, John Shipton, ont organisé une conférence de presse jeudi à Paris.

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes manifestent dans toute l'Allemagne contre le terrorisme de droite

nos reporters, 24 février 2020

Les gens dans plus 50 villes ont participé aux veillées et manifestations à la mémoire des victimes de l'attaque fasciste à Hanau.

Les marchés montent en flèche alors que les entreprises annoncent des licenciements massifs

Nick Beams, 24 février 2020

L'appauvrissement de la classe ouvrière n'est pas le résultat accidentel de l'accumulation de richesses par une oligarchie financière rapace: les deux sont directement liés.

Québec: le gouvernement de la CAQ s’arroge plus de pouvoirs pour imposer des coupes majeures en éducation

Laurent Lafrance, 24 février 2020

La loi 40, adoptée sous bâillon par la CAQ à la veille des négociations collectives du secteur public, suscite une vive opposition parmi les enseignants.

New in Spanish

Un “cese al fuego” en la debacle de Washington en Afganistán

Bill Van Auken, 24 febrero 2020

Después de 18 años de guerra, la muerte de casi 2.400 tropas y el derrocamiento de casi $1 billón, Washington está negociando un acuerdo que pudo haber alcanzado con los talibanes sin un tiro.

Conferencia de invierno de los Jóvenes Socialistas Democráticos de EE. UU. apuntala al Partido Demócrata

Genevieve Leigh, 24 febrero 2020

Se les dijo a los asistentes que se integren totalmente en la campaña electoral de las primarias demócratas de Bernie Sanders. El principal objetivo de los organizadores del acto era desengañar a los jóvenes de la noción de que el socialismo implica una lucha independiente por el poder político.

Agencias de inteligencia de EE. UU. se entrometen en las primarias de Nevada contra Sanders

Barry Grey, 24 febrero 2020

En vísperas de las primarias demócratas en Nevada, el Washington Post reportó varios “funcionarios estadounidenses” le dijeron a Sanders que el Gobierno ruso está intentando ayudar su campaña.

Huelga de doscientos mil docentes canadienses, mientras continúa la contraofensiva global de trabajadores

equipo de reporteros, 24 febrero 2020

Si los trabajadores de la educación se encuentran a la vanguardia de la lucha contra la austeridad, es porque los gobiernos capitalistas ven el desmantelamiento de la educación pública como un elemento clave de su agenda regresiva.

Manifestaciones en toda California en apoyo de la huelga “salvaje” de los asistentes de clases de posgrado de la Universidad de California en Santa Cruz

Anthony del Olmo, 24 febrero 2020

Las manifestaciones del viernes se denominaron "Doomsday Strike" en referencia a la fecha límite de 11:59 pm establecida para que los TAs de UCSC envíen calificaciones del semestre de otoño o sean despedidos.

New in German

Stoppt den rechten Terror!

Peter Schwarz, 21. Februar 2020

Ein rechtsextremer Terrorist hat am Mittwochabend in der hessischen Stadt Hanau neun Menschen erschossen und sechs weitere Personen verletzt, eine davon schwer.

Zehntausende protestieren in ganz Deutschland gegen rechten Terror

unseren Reportern, 21. Februar 2020

Am Donnerstag nahmen in über 50 Städten insgesamt zehntausende Menschen an spontanen Mahnwachen und Demonstrationen in Gedenken an die Opfer des Anschlags von Hanau teil. Allein in Hanau versammelten sich Tausende, um ihrem Entsetzen und ihrer Wut über den rechten Terror Ausdruck zu verleihen.

Stellvertretender SGP-Vorsitzender zum Terroranschlag von Hanau
"Um den rechten Terror zu stoppen, muss man wissen, wo er herkommt"

Christoph Vandreier, 21. Februar 2020

Der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei über den rechten Terroranschlag von Hanau und die Verantwortung der etablierten Parteien, die ihn mit ihrer rechten Politik ideologisch vorbereitet haben.

Wachsende Unterstützung für Julian Assange am Vorabend der Auslieferungsanhörungen

Oscar Grenfell, 21. Februar 2020

Der Kampf für die Befreiung Assanges erfordert die Mobilisierung der Arbeiterklasse – nicht moralische Appelle an kapitalistische Politiker.

Chelsea Mannings Anwälte beantragen erneut ihre Freilassung

Kevin Reed, 21. Februar 2020

Mannings Anwälte haben vor einem Bundesgericht erneut die Freilassung der mutigen Whistleblowerin beantragt. Sie sitzt seit elf Monaten in Haft, weil sie sich weigert, vor einer geheimen Grand Jury gegen Julian Assange auszusagen.

Alstom und Bombardier: Konzentrationsprozess in der Bahnindustrie

Gustav Kemper, 21. Februar 2020

Der französische Bahnkonzern Alstom will durch den Kauf des Konkurrenten Bombardier Transportation eine dominierende Stellung auf dem Weltmarkt für Bahntechnik erobern.

New in French

L'équipe de défense d'Assange: « L'empire appelle ça de l'espionnage. Nous appelons ça du journalisme »

Thomas Scripps, 20 février 2020

Une conférence de presse a été tenue devant une salle comble par le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, l'avocate Jennifer Robinson et les députés australiens Andrew Wilkie et George Christensen.

Washington soutient la Turquie alors que les affrontements frontaliers s'intensifient avec la Syrie et la Russie

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 février 2020

Washington encourage les opérations de l’armée turque en Syrie, au risque d’un affrontement direct entre l’OTAN et les principaux alliés du gouvernement syrien, la Russie et l’Iran.

Les enseignants de l'Ontario et les travailleurs de la raffinerie de Regina en lock-out doivent mener une lutte politique ouvrière

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 février 2020

Pour l'emporter dans la lutte pour défendre leurs emplois, leurs salaires et leurs droits sociaux, les travailleurs doivent reconnaître qu'ils sont confrontés non seulement à un employeur particulièrement impitoyable ou à un gouvernement de droite, mais aussi à un assaut de guerre de classe et à une lutte politique.

La montée de Sanders dans les sondages déclenche de nouvelles provocations des médias et de l’establishment démocrate

Barry Grey, 20 février 2020

L’inquiétude grandit dans l’appareil du parti et dans une grande partie de l’élite patronale que des victoires de Sanders au Nevada et en Caroline du Sud pourrait rendre sa nomination irréversible.

New in Russian

Представитель ИМССР подает дисциплинарную жалобу против правого экстремистского профессора Университета им. Гумбольдта в Берлине

Свен Вурм, 19 февраля 2020 г.

После физического нападения профессора Йорга Баберовски на Свена Вурма, представителя ИМССР в Гумбольдтском университете, Вурм подал официальную дисциплинарную жалобу в университетскую администрацию.

New in Portuguese

O espectro dos anos 1930
Soe o alarme! A conspiração política e o ressurgimento do fascismo na Alemanha

David North e Johannes Stern, 17 Fevereiro 2020

A decisão da semana passada da União Democrata Cristã, no estado da Turíngia, de eleger um governador junto com o partido de extrema direita Alternativa para a Alemanha expõe o estado imundo da política alemã.

New in Norwegian

#MeToo kollaborerer med fascistiske krefter for å blokkere visning av Polanskis film J’Accuse (En offiser og en spion)

Alex Lantier, 17. februar 2020

Alliert med den reaksjonære Macron-regjeringen krever #MeToo-kampanjen sensur av Polanskis strålende beretning om den antisemittiske skueprosessen mot kaptein Alfred Dreyfus, som var en særegen begivenhet i moderne fransk historie.

Sanders’ oppsving i meningsmålingene utløser motangrep fra Det demokratiske partiets etablissement

Patrick Martin, 17. februar 2020

Den økende støtten til en selvbenevnt «demokratisk sosialist» har blitt møtt av antikommunist-raljeringer og bakvaskelser i mediene.

Sikkerhetskonferansen i München 2020
Steinmaier krever tysk-europeisk stormaktspolitikk

Johannes Stern, 17. februar 2020

Styringsklassen i Tyskland vil besluttsomt anvende alle midler for å drive frem tilbakevendingen til militarisme. Det ble understreket av den tyske forbundspresidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) i hans åpningstale på årets sikkerhetskonferanse i München.

President for Berlins Humboldt Universitet forsvarer professor Jörg Baberowskis fysiske angrep på venstreorientert student

Christoph Vandreier, 17. februar 2020

Med sin sympatierklæring, og med avvisningen av klart og tydelig å fordømme angrepet, har administrasjonens presiden Sabine Kunst gitt voldelige høyreekstremister en blankosjekk for å intimidere og angripe deres politiske motstandere ved universitetet.

USA utførte Suleimani-attentatet for å kvele Irans samtaler med Persiabukt-monarkiene

Bill Van Auken, 17. februar 2020

Drapet på Irans øverste general ble utført i forsøk på å hamre sammen igjen Washingtons smuldrende allianser i Midtøsten.

India: BJP taper regionvalg i Dehli, der velgerne avviser kommunalisme

Rohantha De Silva, 17. februar 2020

Delhi har vært et fokuspunkt for de landsdekkende protestene mot BJPs antimuslimske statsborgerskapslov CAA.

New in Turkish

Humboldt’taki IYSSE sözcüsü, Profesör Baberowski aleyhine disiplin soruşturması talep etti

Sven Wurm, 12 Şubat 2020

Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi IYSSE sözcüsü Sven Wurm, kendisine fiziksel olarak saldırmasının ardından Profesör Jörg Baberowski aleyhine üniversite yönetimine şikayet dilekçesi sundu.

Avustralya ile Yeni Zelanda’da Assange’a ve Manning’e özgürlük mitingleri düzenleniyor

SEP (Avustralya) ve SEG (Yeni Zelanda), 12 Şubat 2020

SEP, Assange’ın özgürlüğünü sağlamaya ve tüm demokratik hakları savunmaya gerçekten kararlı olan tüm grupların ve bireylerin mitinglere katılmasını memnuniyetle karşılayacaktır.

WRP Troçkizme Nasıl İhanet Etti?
WRP Geri Kalmış Ülkelerdeki Proletaryayı Terk Ediyor

12 Şubat 2020

WRP’nin Ortadoğu’daki burjuva rejimlerle kurduğu ilkesiz ilişkiler, proleter olmayan, yabancı sınıfsal güçlere yönelerek partinin siyasi sorunlarının üstesinden gelme girişimiydi.

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Perspective

The show trial of Julian Assange begins

25 February 2020

The first day of the British court hearing yesterday to determine if WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States left no doubt that what is taking place is a legal travesty that threatens both Assange’s life and fundamental democratic rights.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP 2020 Election Meeting

David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 25 February 2020

Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.

Featured Commentary

FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request by SEP National Chairman David North

By WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The US government declares that the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site chairman’s request for documents obtained through surveillance of his political activities threatens “national security and foreign intelligence.”

Why did Princeton University provide funding for the German right-wing extremist Jörg Baberowski?

By David North, 22 February 2020

Free Assange and Manning

“Victories are not won through political cowardice, but in struggle”

By Chris Marsden, 25 February 2020

This speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden to a public rally held in London on Sunday.

Assange extradition trial opens in London

By Thomas Scripps and Laura Tiernan, 25 February 2020

Amid growing popular outrage over the railroading of Assange to a US prison, lawyers for the Department of Justice sought to reframe the charges against him.

Hundreds protest outside Woolwich Crown Court to demand Assange’s freedom

By our reporters, 25 February 2020

Protesters were not allowed anywhere near the building, kept behind barricades and an imposing steel fence by security and police.

Rally and march in Melbourne, Australia demands freedom for Julian Assange

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 February 2020

Many people in the city centre expressed support for the march as it passed, with some joining the demonstration.

“The release of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning is up to us”
Australian and New Zealand demonstrations demand freedom for WikiLeaks founder and US whistleblower

By our reporters, 24 February 2020

The weekend rallies point to growing international support for Assange and Manning and a deeper political understanding and determination to fight by important layers of students, workers and youth.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds London rally in defence of Assange and Manning

By our reporter, 24 February 2020

The meeting was attended by more than 130 workers, youth and students who came from all over the UK.

Demonstration to free Julian Assange this Monday in Montreal

By Richard Dufour, 22 February 2020

“This case is tremendously important and holds serious implications for journalism, free speech and human rights around the world,” demonstration organizer Elizabeth Leier told the WSWS.

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Arts Review

#MeToo-style attack on star of West Side Story revival fizzles on Broadway

By Fred Mazelis, 25 February 2020

The producers and the colleagues of Amar Ramasar are standing by the latest target #MeToo hysteria.

Echo in the Canyon: The “California sound” of the mid-1960s

By Joanne Laurier, 24 February 2020

Echo in the Canyon, a documentary, celebrates the music and performers who came out of Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-1960s.

“One must not forget”: A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis

By Verena Nees, 21 February 2020

Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture, directed by Stephen Bennett

By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2020

Election 2020

SEP (US) announces speaking tour featuring presidential candidate Joseph Kishore
Socialism and the 2020 elections: the international class struggle and the strategy of world socialist revolution

Mobilize the working class to defend the grad students at University of California-Santa Cruz

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP vice presidential candidate, 20 February 2020

Stop all anti-immigrant raids! Abolish ICE and CBP! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

Commentary

After the massacre in Hanau
Stop the right-wing terror in Germany!

By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2020

Young Democratic Socialists of America’s winter conference props up the Democratic Party

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020

Trump pardons ruling class criminals

By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2020

More on the Trump presidency »

“For once we actually know where the money is coming from”
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams covers for the billionaire Bloomberg

By Niles Niemuth, 20 February 2020

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 1

By Robert Stevens, 19 February 2020

Claire Mercer speaks on the campaign to abolish UK smart motorways—Part 2
“The more you find out, the more you discover that people have been dying on these things for years and years.”

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Workers Struggles

Mexican media workers strike, Montreal stevedores authorize strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

25 February 2020

Media in the Mexican state of Baja California (Notimex) went on strike February 21 while dockworkers in the port of Montreal have given overwhelming authorization for strike.

Demonstrations throughout California in support of wildcat strike by UC-Santa Cruz graduate teaching assistants

By Anthony del Olmo, 22 February 2020

UC Santa Cruz graduate students defy administration ultimatum, vote to continue strike

By Our reporters, 22 February 2020

Support for UC Santa Cruz strike spreads to other campuses, faculty

More on the defense of public education »

25 years ago: Professor Vadim Rogovin launches US lecture tour, “Was there an alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?”

On February 27, 1995, Professor Vadim Zakharovich Rogovin, a leading Marxist historian in the former Soviet Union, began a US tour with a lecture delivered at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

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50 years ago: Rightist leads in 1970 Guatemalan general election

On March 1, 1970 Guatemalans voted in the general elections to select a president and representatives to Congress. No candidate received over 50 percent of the vote.

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75 years ago: Soviet Red Army secures a series of victories over the Nazis

This week in February 1945, the Soviet Union’s Red Army won a series of significant victories over German troops occupying Eastern Europe.

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100 years ago: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari premiers in Berlin

On February 26, 1920, the silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premiered in front of a Berlin audience at the Marmorhaus theatre.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student

By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020

Right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski physically assaults socialist student

IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Tom Mackaman interviewed on 1619 Project by history podcast

18 February 2020

A reply to the American Historical Review’s defense of the 1619 Project

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

The disrespect expressed by editor Alex Lichtenstein toward leading historians reveals the extent to which racialist mythology, which has provided the “theoretical” foundation of middle-class identity politics, has been accepted, and even embraced, by a substantial section of the academic community as a legitimate basis for the teaching of American history.

History

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2020

An interview with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano

By the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Book Review

An examination of the anti-immigrant campaign in early 20th century America
The Guarded Gate, by Daniel Okrent (Scribner, 2019)

By Fred Mazelis, 3 February 2020

A century after the imposition of racist immigration quotas in the US, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism are once again on the rise in the US and around the world.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2020

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shell Oil and mass killings in Africa

By Trévon Austin and Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2019

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

“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
An interview with historian Clayborne Carson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Mehring Books

New pamphlet from Mehring Books on the 1619 Project

24 January 2020

The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.

Vadim Rogovin’s Bolsheviks against Stalinism 1928–1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
A magnificent account of Stalin’s opponents in the USSR

By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2019

Stalin’s rise was neither foreordained nor a natural outgrowth of the October Revolution. The Great Russian chauvinist and bureaucrat secured power in ferocious conflict with the proletariat, peasantry and cadre of the revolutionary socialist movement.

Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

History of the ICFI

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019