28 May 2020

Over 62,300 US health workers infected and 291 dead from COVID-19

By Katy Kinner, 28 May 2020

Widespread employer and governmental neglect of basic safety protections are to blame for the massive increase in infection rates and deaths among health care workers.

Thousands continue to protest in Minneapolis over the brutal police murder of George Floyd

By Anthony Bertolt, 28 May 2020

Surveillance video footage shows that Floyd was being compliant moments before he was pinned to the ground and choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer.

Trump threatens to close social media platforms after Twitter puts fact-check warnings on his tweets

By Kevin Reed, 28 May 2020

President Trump issued a threat to shut down social media companies on Wednesday after Twitter placed a fact-checking label on two of his tweets making unsubstantiated claims about mail-in ballots.

US sets stage for anti-China sanctions over Hong Kong

By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2020

The determination by the US Secretary of State that Hong Kong is not autonomous from Beijing is a further step in the Trump administration’s accelerating anti-China campaign.

Yemen’s health care system collapses under weight of pandemic

By Jean Shaoul, 28 May 2020

The UN has warned that if its programmes close, “the world will have to witness what happens in a country without a functioning health system battling COVID-19”.

British ruling class fears Dominic Cummings crisis undermines “social contract”

By Thomas Scripps, 28 May 2020

Johnson used the phrase “move on” five times in 20 minutes when appearing before the Commons Liaison Committee.

UK: Johnson government to unveil second multi-billion bailout of big business

By Robert Stevens, 28 May 2020

Project Birch follows on from the handing over of nearly a trillion pounds in the form of quantitative easing of £645 billion and £330 billion in business loans.

UK students threatened with eviction during coronavirus pandemic

By Peter Reydt and Laura Tiernan, 28 May 2020

Eighty percent of students are worried about how they will cope financially. Even before the pandemic, soaring rents were creating social distress.

With US states facing a $230 billion loss in education funding, Betsy DeVos channels public assets to private schools

By Evan Blake, 28 May 2020

Facing an unprecedented budget crisis in every state, the ruling class is working to impose the full burden of the pandemic on the working class through massive austerity, including an evisceration of K-12 public education.

Governor Whitmer calls for whitewash investigation into central Michigan dam failures

By JT Asher, 28 May 2020

Whitmer’s call for an investigation is an effort by to save face while covering up the deliberate negligence of the owner of the private dams as well as all the state and federal government agencies that issued numerous safety violations over decades.

Australian university union’s national deal collapses in face of widespread opposition

By Mike Head, 28 May 2020

Despite its debacle, the NTEU will intensify its collaboration with university managements to try and impose deep cuts to jobs, wages and conditions.

Mumbai health care system overwhelmed as COVID-19 surges across India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 May 2020

”It’s a war zone,” said a doctor employed at one of the main hospitals in India’s second largest city.

Canadian court rules extradition trial of top Huawei executive can proceed

By Roger Jordan, 28 May 2020

Yesterday’s ruling strengthens Washington and Ottawa in their virulent anti-China campaign, which has been ratcheted up still further with mendacious claims that Beijing is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 destroys almost half a million tourism jobs in Sri Lanka

By our reporters, 28 May 2020

Big tourist companies demand more funds to revive their businesses, not out of sympathy for workers, but to boost profits.

27 May 2020

FBI investigating Georgia officials who failed to arrest Ahmaud Arbery’s killers

By Matthew MacEgan, 27 May 2020

Police in the US fire tear gas at protest against brutal Memorial Day murder

By Kevin Reed, 27 May 2020

Reports question accuracy of COVID-19 death counts in US and globally

By Bryan Dyne, 27 May 2020

Coronavirus spreads into rural America
Trump cheers on mass gatherings as US pandemic death toll hits 100,000

US corporations, government cover up workplace infections and deaths

By Jerry White, 27 May 2020

Washington state farmworkers fight unsafe conditions as unions move to shut down strikes

With his poll numbers falling, Trump denounces November election as “rigged”

By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2020

Protests by medical workers grow as hospitals overwhelmed across Mexico

By Andrea Lobo, 27 May 2020

JBS meatpacking plant reopens in Brazil as Latin America becomes COVID-19 epicenter

By Gabriel Lemos, 27 May 2020

South America a “new epicenter” of COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns

UAW official seeks to defuse worker anger as more infections reported at US auto plants

By Shannon Jones, 27 May 2020

“This is not a game that I want to play with my life”: US autoworkers denounce premature return to work

More on autoworkers struggles »

US exploits Hong Kong protests for anti-China campaign

By Peter Symonds, 27 May 2020

UK: Johnson government crisis worsens after Dominic Cummings press conference

By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden, 27 May 2020

Boris Johnson defends key adviser over flouting UK lockdown rules

Sweden’s “herd immunity” policy produces one of world’s highest fatality rates

By Jordan Shilton, 27 May 2020

East Africa: Millions face triple disasters of floods, locusts and COVID-19

By Stephan McCoy, 27 May 2020

Indonesia experiences major surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Owen Howell, 27 May 2020

Australian PM launches union-employer offensive against workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 May 2020

Quebec Premier accelerates return to work in Montreal—Canada’s COVID-19 epicenter

By Richard Dufour, 27 May 2020

Automakers, Unifor and Ontario government push plant reopenings as COVID-19 continues to spread

Thomson Reuters actively helping Trump administration target immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 27 May 2020

US state and local budget crisis looms

By Jessica Goldstein, 27 May 2020

Unemployment skyrockets among youth

By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2020

US juvenile detention centers record 474 COVID-19 cases

Cruise ship workers protest government and cruise line inaction

By Tom Casey, 27 May 2020

Pennsylvania reopens despite gross mishandling of COVID-19 data

By Ben Collyer, 27 May 2020

Tech giants discuss restructuring amid mass layoffs and pay cuts

By Mike Ingram, 27 May 2020

New in Mandarin

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 Turkish

Kapitalizm bilime karşı: 36 saatlik Moderna aşısı taşkınlığının dersleri

Benjamin Mateus, 22 Mayıs 2020

Moderna aşısıyla ilgili yapılan taşkınlıktan çıkan başlıca ders, COVID-19’la mücadelenin iki cephede ilerleyeceğidir. Bunlardan biri tıp cephesi, diğeri ise kapitalist sisteme karşı toplumsal-siyasi mücadeledir.

Yabancı güçler Libya iç savaşını körüklemeyi sürdürürken sivil zayiat artıyor

Alberto Escalera, 22 Mayıs 2020

Libya’nın başkenti Trablus’ta ve çevresinde sivil alanları ve temel altyapıyı hedef alan yoğun bombardıman geçtiğimiz haftalarda şiddetlendi.

New in Russian

Создавайте комитеты действия на предприятиях и рабочих местах, чтобы предотвратить передачу вируса COVID-19 и спасти жизни людей!

Заявление Партии Социалистического Равенства (США), 22 мая 2020 г.

Правительство и корпорации требуют возвращения к работе в разгар пандемии, которая каждую неделю уносит тысячи жизней. Для них стремление к прибыли стоит выше здоровья и безопасности работников и их семей.

New in Portuguese

Frigorífico da JBS é reaberto no Brasil enquanto América Latina se torna epicentro da COVID-19

Por Gabriel Lemos, 28 Maio 2020

Os governos do Partido dos Trabalhadores financiaram a transformação da JBS em uma transnacional, cujos frigoríficos se tornaram focos de contágio da COVID-19 tanto no Brasil quanto nos EUA.

New in Spanish

El índice Dow Jones llega a 25.000 puntos, mientras las muertes pandémicas a 100.000

Por David North, 28 mayo 2020

El alza en Wall Street anticipa la eliminación de todas las restricciones a las operaciones corporativas y lucro capitalista.

Policía en EE.UU. lanza gases lacrimógenos a protesta contra un brutal asesinato el Día de los Caídos

Por Kevin Reed, 28 mayo 2020

Un video publicado en redes sociales muestra que George Floyd fue asesinado por un policía que se arrodilló sobre su cuello mientras Floyd era sometido en el suelo.

La planta empacadora de carne JBS reabre sus puertas en Brasil a medida que América Latina se convierte en el epicentro COVID-19

Por Gabriel Lemos, 28 mayo 2020

Los gobiernos del Partido de los Trabajadores financiaron la transformación de JBS en una multinacional, cuyas plantas se han convertido en focos de COVID-19 tanto en Brasil como en EE.UU.

Brasil supera los 350.000 casos mientras los políticos promueven la rápida reapertura de la economía

Por Tomas Castanheira, 28 mayo 2020

Por primera vez, Brasil anunció un mayor número de muertes por COVID-19 en un solo día que los Estados Unidos.

Crecen las protestas de trabajadores de salud, mientras se saturan los hospitales en México

Por Andrea Lobo, 28 mayo 2020

Las protestas son parte de una ola internacional de oposición entre los trabajadores médicos que exigen equipos de protección, medicamentos, ventiladores, pruebas y más personal.

Informes cuestionan la precisión de los recuentos de muertes de COVID-19 en EE. UU. Y en todo el mundo

Por Bryan Dyne, 28 mayo 2020

Hay más pruebas de que las muertes reales causadas por la pandemia son hasta tres veces las cifras reportadas oficialmente.

Las deportaciones criminales de Washington a Haití amenazan con provocar una pandemia

Por Alberto Escalera, 28 mayo 2020

Además de deportar a los detenidos con coronavirus positivos, Washington quiere devolver al infame líder de los escuadrones de la muerte y “activo” de la CIA, Emmanuel “Toto” Constant.

El nuevo Gobierno de Israel planea la guerra contra los palestinos y la clase trabajadora

Por Jean Shaoul, 28 mayo 2020

El nuevo Gobierno de Emergencia Nacional, encabezado por un primer ministro imputado, Benjamin Netanyahu, y su adjunto Benny Gantz, ha asumido el cargo en medio de una crisis política sin precedentes en los 72 años de historia del país.

EE.UU. amenaza con “desconectar” a Australia si se desvía del conflicto con China

Por Mike Head, 28 mayo 2020

La intervención acosadora de Pompeo es parte de una campaña intensiva de Washington para enfrentar a China económicamente y militarmente.

Los países del sur de Asia reducen los cierres a pesar del fuerte aumento de las infecciones por COVID-19

Por nuestros corresponsales, 28 mayo 2020

La ausencia de una infraestructura de atención de la salud en toda la región significa que un gran número de casos pasan desapercibidos y muchos mueren debido a la falta de atención médica básica.

New in French

Macron prépare des attaques sur l’emploi face à la crise du COVID-19

Anthony Torres, 22 mai 2020

L’État, les banques et le patronat coordonnent avec les appareils syndicaux des attaques historiques contre l’emploi et les droits sociaux pendant le déconfinement.

La pandémie du Covid-19 menace l’île de Mayotte

Jacques Valentin, 22 mai 2020

Abandonnée des pouvoirs publics français, le département d’outre-mer dans l’Océan indien fait face à l’épidémie dans des conditions sociales et sanitaires déplorables.

Le New York Times démasque le journaliste et militant #MeToo Ronan Farrow en tant qu’imposteur hypocrite

David Walsh, 22 mai 2020

Farrow a été l’enfant chéri des médias américains depuis la publication de son supposé exposé d’Harvey Weinstein dans le New Yorker en octobre 2017.

L'opposition officielle du Canada attaque Trudeau pour son attitude d’«apaisement» à l'égard de la Chine

Roger Jordan, 22 mai 2020

Le commentaire incendiaire du chef conservateur Scheer, qui compare la politique du gouvernement libéral à l'égard de Pékin à la tentative de l'impérialisme britannique de trouver un compromis avec l'Allemagne nazie, marque un nouveau jalon dans la campagne frénétique de l'élite canadienne contre la Chine

New in Norwegian

Etabler grunnplankomitéer på fabrikker og arbeidsplasser for å forhindre overføring av Covid-19-virus og redde liv!

Uttalelse fra Socialist Equality Party (USA), 22. mai 2020

Regjeringen og selskapene krever gjenopptakelse av arbeid midt under en pandemi, som hver uke krever flere tusen liv. Deres pådriv for profitter prioriterer ikke arbeideres og deres familiers helse og sikkerhet.

Trump-administrasjonen gjør Taiwan til sin seneste front i antiKina-kampanjen

Peter Symonds, 22. mai 2020

USA har provoserende hyllet gjenvalget av den taiwanske presidenten Tsai Ing-wen og presset på for Taiwans sak under det årlige ministermøtet for Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO).

USA forbereder antiRussland-krigsspill midt under pandemien

Andrea Peters, 22. mai 2020

Om litt mer enn to uker vil 6 000 amerikanske og polske tropper simulere bakke og luftbårne angrep ca. 56 kilometer fra det russiske territoriet Kaliningrad.

Covid-19-pandemien avslører Frankrikes Nytt Antikapitalistisk Parti

Alex Lantier, 22. mai 2020

Pandemien setter arbeidere i alle land opp i en uforsonlig konflikt med de pro-imperialistiske middelklassepartiene som styringsklassen lenge har fremstilt som venstresiden.

New in German

US-Präsident Trump leugnet wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse

Patrick Martin, 16. Mai 2020

Mit dem Angriff auf den medizinischen Berater Dr. Anthony Fauci mobilisiert Trump die rückständigsten Kräfte der Gesellschaft, um Unterstützung für die tödliche „Öffnung“ der amerikanischen Wirtschaft zu erhalten.

US-Whistleblower warnt: Voreilige Rückkehr an die Arbeit wird zu „nie dagewesenem Anstieg von Erkrankten und Todesopfern“ führen

Bryan Dyne, 16. Mai 2020

Laut Dr. Rick Bright hat die Coronavirus-Pandemie „das Potenzial, die durch die Spanische Grippe von 1918 ausgelöste Katastrophe mit mehr als 50 Millionen Toten in den Schatten zu stellen“.

Corona-Pandemie: Wachsender Widerstand gegen Rückkehr an die Schulen

Andy Niklaus und Carola Kleinert, 16. Mai 2020

In Sachsen und Nordrhein-Westfalen werden die Abstandsregeln in Schulgebäuden außer Kraft gesetzt und Lehrkräfte in Risikogruppen zurück in die Schulen beordert.

Die Ultima Ratio der EU: Mit Schießbefehl und Coronavirus gegen Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Katerina Selin, 16. Mai 2020

Griechische Soldaten setzen Tränengas, Blendgranaten, Gummigeschosse und auch scharfe Munition gegen Flüchtlinge ein, die im Niemandsland zwischen den beiden Nachbarländern Griechenland und Türkei festsitzen.

Schweden: Verzicht auf Covid-19-Maßnahmen führt zu Massensterben in Seniorenheimen

Jordan Shilton, 16. Mai 2020

Schwedens hohe Sterblichkeitsrate ist auf den offiziellen Widerstand gegen eine Abriegelung und Massentests zurückzuführen. Auch hat die jahrzehntelange Sparpolitik das Gesundheitswesen und andere wichtige Dienstleistungen ruiniert.

Geschichtsfälschung im Dienst der Identitätspolitik: „Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution“ von Brendan McGeever
Teil 1

Clara Weiss, 16. Mai 2020

Das Buch verfälscht die Geschichte und argumentiert für Identitätspolitik und gegen eine sozialistische Revolution als Vorbedingung für die Überwindung von Rassismus und Antisemitismus.

New in Italian

La classe lavoratrice, il socialismo e la lotta contro la pandemia

David North, 1 aprile 2020

Gli scioperi e le proteste dei lavoratori di Instacart, Amazon e Whole Foods sono in risposta alla criminale subordinazione della sicurezza dei lavoratori ai profitti aziendali.

Other Languages

Perspective

The murder of George Floyd and the fight against police violence in the US

28 May 2020

The murder of Floyd by Minneapolis police officers is the latest in a long string of killings and abuse which have their roots in the capitalist system.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

Dow Jones hits 25,000 as pandemic death toll reaches 100,000

By David North, 27 May 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

The global pandemic and global war on immigrants and refugees

By Bill Van Auken, 26 May 2020

Saving Wall Street, not lives
US pandemic cover-up responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands

By Andre Damon, 22 May 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Commentary

Trump bizarrely accuses television talk show host Joe Scarborough of 2001 murder

By David Walsh, 28 May 2020

The unhinged tweets concern the July 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, 28, a Scarborough staffer, who fainted due to an undiagnosed heart condition and struck her head, according to the coroner.

Angling for VP nomination, Warren holds fundraiser for Biden, drops “MedicareFor All”

By Jacob Crosse, 28 May 2020

Within the last two weeks, the self-styled progressive has backtracked on two corecampaign pledges

As Brazil leads world in new COVID-19 deaths, Workers Party and pseudo-lefts rally behind capitalist state

By Miguel Andrade, 28 May 2020

The so-called opposition has brought impeachment articles against Bolsonaro for harming “internal security” in his handling of the pandemic.

Biden’s “gaffe” and the black vote

By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2020

More than three million individual readers have accessed the World Socialist Web Site since the beginning of 2020

By David North and Andre Damon, 27 April 2020

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

the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Oppose the rush to reopen Australian schools! Form safety action committees of teachers and staff!

By the Committee for Public Education (CFPE), 28 May 2020

At stake is not just the immediate public safety concerns in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but the future of the education system.

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) to hold online lectures on history of Trotskyism

27 May 2020

Amid the breakdown of capitalism triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the lectures will outline the contemporary significance of the Trotskyist movement’s decades-long fight for a socialist and internationalist perspective.

Arts Review

Pessimism and the Unhuman: The Overstory by Richard Powers

By James McDonald, 28 May 2020

The Overstory is a novel about trees and our relationship with them, revealing through narrative, argument and richly informative detail just how dependent humans are upon arboreal nature.

Cultural resources wiped out by COVID-19 crisis: 13 percent of museums worldwide may never reopen

By Clare Hurley, 27 May 2020

“Lost our connection after the war”
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band—a documentary film

By James Brewer, 25 May 2020

Social problems begin to come to the fore in Billie Eilish’s debut album

By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 23 May 2020

World on Fire: Dramas of World War II

By Joanne Laurier, 22 May 2020

Workers Struggles

25 years ago: Sakhalin earthquake kills 2,000

On May 28, 1995, an earthquake struck the island of Sakhalin in Russia’s Far East. Neftegorsk, an oil and coal-producing town in the north, was devastated.

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50 years ago: Sri Lanka Freedom Party wins election with LSSP support

On May 27, 1970, elections held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) resulted in the victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), led by Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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75 years ago: US bombers destroy Yokohama

On May 29, 1945, US air force’s XXI Bomber Command carried out its last raid on a major Japanese city, creating a massive firestorm that obliterated almost half of Yokohama and led to thousands of deaths.

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100 years ago: Socialist leader Eugene V. Debs runs for president from federal prison

On May 29, 1920, Eugene V. Debs accepted the nomination of the Socialist Party for US president from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary where he had been incarcerated for opposing US entry into World War I.

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SEP US presidential election campaign

Oppose the Trump administration’s deportation of 1,000 immigrant children!

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020

No to the anti-China campaign! For international solidarity against the pandemic and capitalism!

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 22 May 2020

Joseph Kishore interviewed on PRIMO NUTMEG program

Bernie Sanders draws his campaign to an end: The political lessons

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020

Featured Videos

COVID-19 pandemic spreads to former colonial countries

With Bill Van Auken

Over 200 strikes and job actions in US during pandemic so far

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The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

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Science

Thirty years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 2 May 2020

Trump executive order asserts US property rights in outer space

Science vs. Trump: The dangerous promotion of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19

By Benjamin Mateus, 13 April 2020

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

The New York Times' 1619 Project

The Times’ 1619 Project is damned with faint praise
Hannah-Jones receives Pulitzer Prize for personal commentary, not historical writing

By Tom Mackaman and David North, 9 May 2020

The Pulitzer awards took no notice of the New York Times’ pretentious claims that the 1619 Project is an important contribution to the understanding of American history. It granted Hannah-Jones an award for “Commentary.”

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

27 February 2020

Hosni Mubarak, US-backed dictator of Egypt for 30 years, dead at 91

26 February 2020

Free Julian Assange

Declassified Mueller investigation transcripts confirm no evidence WikiLeaks colluded with Russia

By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020

The “Russian connection” was baldly asserted by the Democratic Party, US intelligence officials and the corporate media

Assange extradition hearing rescheduled for September

By Thomas Scripps, 5 May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed following defence appeal

By Thomas Scripps, 28 April 2020

Application for delay in Assange extradition hearing as COVID-19 sweeps through UK prisons

By Alice Summers, 27 April 2020

A year since the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Ten years since WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Book Review

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part two

By Clara Weiss, 13 April 2020

This is the second part of a two-part review.

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part one

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

By our reporters, 13 April 2020

SEP General Secretary Wije Dias exposed the Rajapakse government’s reactionary response to the disaster and outlined a revolutionary socialist program for the working class.

Coronavirus crisis in Sri Lanka: A program for the working class

the Socialist Equality Party, 28 March 2020

Fight for an international socialist program against war, social devastation and dictatorship
Vote Socialist Equality Party in the Sri Lankan general election

Manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 21 March 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

As more workers test positive for COVID-19, Amazon ignores demands to close warehouses

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

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.

Amazon workers in New York City shut down warehouse after worker tests positive for coronavirus

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

Defend public education!

No Layoffs! No Cuts!
A fighting strategy to defend public education in San Diego’s Sweetwater Union High School district

By Evelyn Rios, 9 March 2020

The Socialist Equality Party calls on teachers, students and parents to form independent rank-and-file and neighborhood committees throughout the city to organize opposition to austerity and social inequality.

San Ysidro, California high school students walk out to oppose attacks on public education

Joseph Kishore – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 7 March 2020

On Friday, March 6, hundreds of students at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California walked out to oppose budget cuts and attacks on public education.

As support for wildcat strike spreads
Unions work to defeat UC-Santa Cruz grad student strike

By Jonathan Burleigh, 27 February 2020

More on the defense of public education »

Trotskyism and China

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