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US Supreme Court abolishes constitutional right to abortion

For the first time in American history, the Supreme Court eliminated a fundamental constitutional right broadly recognized and supported by the overwhelming majority of the country’s population.

Thousands of dockworkers at Germany’s major ports walked off the job on Thursday, the second 24-hour warning strike in ongoing contract bargaining.

Ulrich Rippert

The US Navy provocatively flew a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane over the Taiwan Strait yesterday to underscore its rejection of Chinese claims that the Taiwan Strait falls within its jurisdiction.

Peter Symonds

NATO’s Baltic blockade opens new front in war against Russia

Lithuania’s imposition of a blockade against Russia, traditionally seen as an act of war, is part of a deliberate effort by the US and European powers to expand the war beyond the territory of Ukraine, transforming the conflict ever more openly into a NATO war with Russia.

Andre Damon

Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic

Family of Detroit autoworker who died of COVID-19 demands answers

In this video testimony, Catherine Pace’s family describes the working conditions which led to her death and the deaths of countless other autoworkers during the still-raging pandemic.

Jerry White, James Brewer

Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

India: Haryana childcare workers hold three-day protest; Pakistan: Health care workers in Islamabad oppose privatisation; Australia: Sydney commuter rail workers impose bans; Australian airline pilots vote to strike at Regional Express.

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Indian workers and students speak out on NATO-Russia war

Supporters of the ICFI in India spoke to workers and youth about the need to build an anti-war movement of the working class based on socialist internationalism amid the proxy war waged by the US and its NATO allies against Russia.

Arun Kumar

Texas teen who wanted abortion prevented by state-funded clinic

The Washington Post profiled this week Brooke Alexander, 18, a Corpus Christi, Texas teen who found out two days before the state’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban went into effect on September 1, 2021 that she was pregnant.

Chase Lawrence

Fed chief admits rate hikes could bring recession

Rate hikes will do nothing to bring down fuel and food prices, as Powell acknowledged in his testimony to Congress, but are aimed at suppressing the growing wages movement of the working class.

Nick Beams

Australian central bank aims at real wage cuts for years

A speech by RBA governor Philip Lowe yesterday and his response to questions contained a thinly veiled threat that if wages rose any faster than a sub-inflation rate, the bank would accelerate its interest rate hikes and drive the economy into recession if that proved necessary.

Nick Beams

Crypto currency meltdown points to deeper financial crisis

The flood of money into the financial system in response to the March 2020 meltdown of the global financial system—central banks led by the US Fed have pumped in at least $16 trillion—has meant that the crypto turmoil has broad implications.

Nick Beams

The Fallout: A high school shooting and its aftermath

The Fallout focuses on the aftermath of a high school shooting in an unnamed American city. With only a handful of films having taken up this thorny and painful subject, the filmmakers deserve credit for addressing the issue.

Joanne Laurier

Ukraine bans largest opposition party

The outlawing of the country’s biggest opposition party is part of an ongoing campaign of repression aimed at ensuring that Kiev can fulfill its role as an imperialist proxy in the war against Russia.

Jason Melanovski

Sri Lankan police arrest 21 anti-government protesters

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Socialist Equality condemn Monday’s arrests and the ongoing police witch hunt of anti-government protesters.

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This week in history: June 20-26

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago

Statement of the Editorial Board
For a Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Inquest is necessary to break through the cover-up, lies and misinformation that have been used to justify policies responsible for the avoidable deaths of millions.

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“We were asking people to come to restaurants and risk community health, just to ensure businesses stayed open”

Canadian restaurant worker speaks to the Global Workers Inquest

Robin, a restaurant worker from Vancouver, recently spoke to the Global Workers Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic about dangerous working conditions in the hospitality sector and his experience with being twice infected by COVID-19.

Malcolm Fiedler
May Day 2022: The NATO-Russia war and the tasks of the international working class

In his introduction to the International May Day Online Rally, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North reviews the historical origins of the US-NATO war drive against Russia and outlines the political strategy of the working class to oppose the danger of World War III.

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Biden sends US troops back into Somalia

The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism’s control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.

Alex Findijs
Timeline of thirty years of war: The historical background to the US-NATO conflict with Russia

This interactive timeline presents some of the most important events that have brought humanity to the brink of World War III. It includes links to critical articles and statements produced by the International Committee of the Fourth International over the past 30 years.

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The fight for Trotskyism and the political foundations of the World Socialist Web Site

The WSWS is publishing the report delivered by David North 25 years ago, on February 1, 1997, motivating the proposal to end publication of the SEP’s printed newspaper and replace it with an international website; as well as North’s reply to the National Committee ‘s discussion of the proposal.

Stop censoring the opponents of war!

On Saturday, Facebook deleted a video posted by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany opposing the German government’s participation in the US-led NATO proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.

Christoph Vandreier

US seizes PressTV.com and 32 other Iranian media website domains

In a provocative act of censorship and imperialist gangsterism, the Biden administration took control of three dozen internet domains and shut down websites affiliated with Iran-based media organizations on unsubstantiated grounds of “disinformation campaigns and malign influence operations.”

Kevin Reed
WSWS Review
Thirty years since the dissolution of the USSR

Review the most critical essays, lectures and letters produced by the ICFI in the course of its intervention in response to the crisis of Stalinism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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US-China tensions flare over Taiwan Strait

The US Navy provocatively flew a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane over the Taiwan Strait yesterday to underscore its rejection of Chinese claims that the Taiwan Strait falls within its jurisdiction.

Peter Symonds

Student parliament elections at Humboldt University of Berlin

For a socialist movement against fascism and war! Vote IYSSE on July 12th!

On the basis of the following statement, the IYSSE are running in this year's Student Parliament elections at Humboldt University of Berlin on July 12.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, Humboldt University

UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee denounces court ruling upholding designation of Germany's Socialist Equality Party as “left wing extremists”

The Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK) passed a resolution Monday condemning the ruling of the Berlin Administrative Court, which on November 18, 2021, upheld the designation of the German security service of the German section of the ICFI as “left wing extremists”.

Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK)
100 years since the birth of Jean Brust

August 31, 2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Jean Brust, a leading figure in the Trotskyist movement. Comrade Jean, who died November 24, 1997 at the age of 76, joined the Trotskyist-led Young Peoples Socialist League as a teenager in 1937.

Washington Post promotes Trump’s other “big lie”: The Wuhan Lab theory

The same day that the House Select January 6 Committee documented how Trump used his “big lie” about the 2020 election to justify an attempted fascist coup, the Washington Post published an editorial promoting Trump’s other big lie: The claim that COVID-19 is a man-made virus created by China.

Andre Damon
Twenty years since the September 11 terror attacks

The horrific massacre of civilians was immediately exploited by the imperialist powers, led by the United States government itself, to justify far-reaching attacks on the democratic rights of their own populations, and the launching of decades-long wars in the Middle East and Africa.

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Cliff Slaughter: A political biography (1928-1963)
By David North

Cliff Slaughter died on May 3, 2021, in Leeds, England, at the age of 92. His enduring contribution in the 1960s to the defense of Trotskyism stands in tragic contrast with his subsequent political opportunism and repudiation of revolutionary Marxism.

Eighty years since the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union

The WSWS has published a feature page incorporating a selection of essential essays from its own archives, and other documents produced contemporaneously by the Fourth International.

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Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky
With David North and Eric London

North and London discussed the significance of the latest revelations of the the Security and the Fourth International investigation into Trotsky’s assassination.

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Introduction to new book Pike River: The Crime and Cover-up

Pike River: The Crime and Cover-up, published by Mehring Books, examines the causes of the 2010 New Zealand mine disaster, which killed 29 people, and the decade-long cover-up by successive governments and the judicial system, which have shielded the company leadership from prosecution.

Tom Peters
150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

The meeting examined Luxemburg’s role as a Marxist theoretician and political leader, and discussed the significance of her legacy to the contemporary struggle to build a Marxist leadership.

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