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

By Barry Grey, 26 May 2020

Despite certain tactical differences, the entire political establishment, including the Democratic Party, accepts the basic framework of an unsafe return to work that is articulated most brutally and crudely by Trump.

Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the US South
Hospitals overwhelmed in California and Alabama as national death toll approaches 100,000

Hundreds of thousands of Americans face homelessness during pandemic as states begin lifting restrictions on evictions

By Trévon Austin, 26 May 2020

Across the US, moratoriums on eviction proceedings and home foreclosures, set in place during the onset of the pandemic, have either been lifted or are set to expire early next month.

Nearly 1,200 workers contract COVID-19 at remote Siberian goldmine

By Andrea Peters, 26 May 2020

About 20 percent of the workforce at the Olimpiada mining and processing plant, which is owned by the 24-year-old son of a Russian oligarch, have contracted coronavirus.

Brazil surpasses 350,000 cases as politicians promote rapid reopening of economy

By Tomas Castanheira, 26 May 2020

For the first time, Brazil announced a larger number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day than the United States.

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

Washington’s criminal deportations to Haiti threaten to ignite pandemic

By Alberto Escalera, 26 May 2020

In addition to slating coronavirus-positive detainees for deportation, Washington is seeking to ship back infamous death squad leader and CIA “asset” Emmanuel “Toto” Constant.

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

By Kayla Costa, 26 May 2020

The conditions in which agricultural workers are forced to live and work have heightened their risk of transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19.

US Agriculture Department outlines program to aid farmers hit by pandemic

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

By our reporters, 26 May 2020

In the last week alone, cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at several auto plants in Detroit, Chicago, Kentucky, New York and Indiana.

After French bailout, Renault-Nissan announces global jobs massacre

By Alex Lantier, 26 May 2020

Four plants in France, three in Spain and tens of thousands of jobs worldwide are targeted amid a savage restructuring of the global auto industry.

Auto companies continue opposition to mass testing as COVID-19 spreads in factories

More on autoworkers struggles »

Germany’s Left Party spearheading deadly back-to-work drive

By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2020

After voting for the multi-billion-euro coronavirus bailout package in the federal parliament, the Left Party is now supporting the grand coalition’s reopening of the economy.

Representatives from Germany’s parliamentary parties support far-right protests against coronavirus policies

Thyssenkrupp in Germany to be broken up

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 26 May 2020

With the approval of hedge funds and the IG Metall trade union, the supervisory board of Germany’s Thyssenkrupp company has decided to break up the industrial group.

Romanian harvest workers in Germany strike for promised wages

By Marianne Arens, 26 May 2020

The workers ’ protests and a demonstration on May 18 shed further light on the unspeakable working conditions facing e astern European seasonal workers.

Postal workers stop work in Peterborough and High Wycombe, England, over COVID-19 safety fears

By Paul Lee, 26 May 2020

The threat to safety in the two offices are replicated in delivery and sorting offices all over the country and internationally.

UK: Johnson government opposes pay increase for nurses

By Rory Woods, 26 May 2020

Boris Johnson and other ministers busy hailing nurses and doctors as “heroes” have again made clear they are bitter enemies of all health care workers.

UK local councils face financial collapse due to pandemic

Reopened schools close across France as coronavirus found among students and staff

By Will Morrow, 26 May 2020

Two weeks after the reopening of schools began in France, more than 70 schools have been forced to close as coronavirus cases have been found among students and teachers.

Israel’s new government plans war on Palestinians and working class

By Jean Shaoul, 26 May 2020

The new National Emergency Government, headed by an indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his deputy Benny Gantz, has taken office amid a political crisis unprecedented in the country’s 72-year history.

US threatens to “disconnect” Australia if it strays from conflict with China

By Mike Head, 26 May 2020

Pompeo’s bullying intervention is part of an intensifying campaign by Washington to confront China economically and militarily.

Australian governments rush to end lockdowns in line with business demands

By Oscar Grenfell, 26 May 2020

Thousands of students and teachers are returning to schools, crowded public transport services are operating and millions of workers are being herded back onto the job.

Online meeting reveals union complicity in attacks on Australia Post workers

By Jim Franklin, 26 May 2020

Union officials prevented workers from speaking or moving motions, in a warning that they are preparing to enforce the management’s sweeping pro-business restructure.

Sri Lankan Everbest garment workers protest job and wage cuts

By our reporters, 26 May 2020

The trade unions, like the counterparts around the world, are assisting the government and the employers.

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

By Carl Bronski, 26 May 2020

The premature back-to-work drive in Canada’s auto industry is being spearheaded by hard-right Ontario Premier Doug Ford, in concert with the automakers, the financial oligarchy and the union Unifor.

Maryland Democratic Party officials cite coronavirus crisis to impose sweeping budget cuts on workers

By Ray Coleman, 26 May 2020

Democratic Party officials in Montgomery County seized upon the COVID-19 crisis to impose austerity upon county employees, many of whom are working on the front lines of the pandemic.

25 May 2020

COVID-19 spreads, deaths rise in US following return to work

By Marcus Day, 25 May 2020

South Asian countries ease COVID-19 lockdowns despite sharp rise in infections

By our correspondents, 25 May 2020

Chinese leadership drops economic growth target

By Nick Beams, 25 May 2020

“The company is covering up the situation to keep the plant from closing, while they are killing us”
Maquiladora workers expose deadly COVID-19 outbreak in Matamoros, Mexico

By Andrea Lobo, 25 May 2020

White House coronavirus task force labels Washington, D.C. area a hot spot as region begins reopening

By Nick Barrickman, 25 May 2020

Minnesota buys a warehouse to store bodies of expected COVID-19 victims

By Gary Joad, 25 May 2020

Minnesota nurses oppose retaliation over demands for protective equipment

By Anthony Bertolt, 25 May 2020

Democratic governor extends Michigan stay-at-home order to June 12 while relaxing social distancing restrictions

By Stephen Fuller, 25 May 2020

Global rental car giant Hertz added to growing list of US corporations filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

By Jessica Goldstein, 25 May 2020

High COVID-19 infection rates among doctors and nurses in Germany

By Markus Salzmann, 25 May 2020

Boris Johnson defends key adviser over flouting UK lockdown rules

By Robert Stevens, 25 May 2020

Project Restart: English Premier League puts profit first, players’ health a poor second

By Paul Bond, 25 May 2020

US aviation workers face massive job cuts amid talk of airline bankruptcies

By Steve Filips, 25 May 2020

US juvenile detention centers record 474 COVID-19 cases

By Sam Dalton, 25 May 2020

More US grocery workers die from COVID-19

By Bill Frost, 25 May 2020

Dozens of Nashville, Tennessee, construction workers test positive for COVID-19

By Warren Duzak, 25 May 2020

Central Michigan flooding exposes criminal neglect of dam safety

By Lily Zhao, 25 May 2020

Baltimore police officer shoots man dead, injures another after nuisance call

By Dominic Gustavo, 25 May 2020

Canadian medical experts warn COVID-19 will spike due to back-to-work push

By Roger Jordan, 25 May 2020

Gulf States force India and other South Asian states to repatriate impoverished migrant workers

By Shuvu Batta, 25 May 2020

Ninety-seven die in Pakistan International Airline crash

By Sampath Perera, 25 May 2020

Australian government’s JobKeeper fraud starts to unravel

By Mike Head, 25 May 2020

New Zealand opposition leadership change points to political instability

By Tom Peters, 25 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

A pseudociência assassina da “imunidade de rebanho”

Por Andre Damon, 20 Maio 2020

Aqueles que defendem a política de “imunidade de rebanho” argumentam que as medidas para conter a COVID-19 devem ser abandonadas, permitindo que a doença infecte milhares de milhões de pessoas e mate milhões.

A Grande Mentira de Trump, acusando a China de espalhar a COVID-19, é um prelúdio da guerra dos EUA contra a China

Por Peter Symonds, 20 Maio 2020

Os esforços dos Estados Unidos para fazer a China de bode expiatório, apoiados por aliados como a Austrália, são uma tentativa grosseira de desviar a atenção de sua própria negligência criminosa diante da crescente oposição da classe trabalhadora.

New in Spanish

¡Construyan comités de base en las fábricas y lugares de trabajo para prevenir la transmisión del COVID-19 y salvar vidas!

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EE.UU.), 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno y las empresas están exigiendo un regreso al trabajo en media pandemia, lo que cobrará miles de vidas cada semana. Se prioriza su afán de lucro por encima de la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores y sus familias.

Trabajador de armadora de Ford en Chicago da positivo al COVID-19 tras reapertura de plantas automotrices en América del Norte

Shannon Jones, 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno de Trump está encabezando una campana a favor del regreso al trabajo, eliminando cualquier pretension sobre combater la propagación del virus.

Brasil registra 1.179 muertes de COVID-19 en un solo día en medio de una crisis política recrudecida

Miguel Andrade, 22 mayo 2020

A pesar de que cierra filas detrás de la campaña de regreso al trabajo de Bolsonaro, la clase dominante brasileña es consciente de que está llevando a Brasil al borde de un estallido social.

Un nuevo análisis predice que las muertes por coronavirus en Estados Unidos se triplicarán para fin de año

Bryan Dyne, 22 mayo 2020

Hay pruebas de que el gobierno de Florida, y posiblemente otros, están censurando los datos necesarios para estudiar con precisión el desarrollo de la pandemia

Policía brasileña masacra a 13 en brutal operación en Río de Janeiro

Tomas Castanheira, 22 mayo 2020

En lugar de enviar médicos y enfermeras para proteger a los residentes del COVID-19, el gobierno envía policías, vehículos blindados y helicópteros para matarnos.

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 global pandemic and global war on immigrants and refugees

26 May 2020

As with attacks on the working class as a whole and the drive to war, capitalist ruling classes the world over have responded to the pandemic by intensifying the brutal assault on migrant workers.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

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

Executives of vaccine developer Moderna cash in, cut corners

By Benjamin Mateus, 26 May 2020

In March, while the global economy was facing an implosion, CEO Stéphane Bancel became a billionaire based on the valuation of his nine percent stake in the publicly traded company.

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

By Andre Damon, 22 May 2020

Memorial Day in America: 100,000 COVID-19 deaths surpass combined US combat fatalities in Korea and Vietnam

By Barry Grey, 25 May 2020

Wealth of US billionaires soars as pandemic expands, nearly 40 million unemployed

By Niles Niemuth, 23 May 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Commentary

Biden’s “gaffe” and the black vote

By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2020

The verbal outburst against host Charlamagne Tha God gave a glimpse of the cynical calculations that underlie the Democratic presidential campaign.

Bernie Sanders threatens delegates with removal if they criticize Biden

By Genevieve Leigh, 23 May 2020

After the New York Times’ critique: Former NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer takes Ronan Farrow to task

By David Walsh, 22 May 2020

The New York Times exposes journalist, #MeToo crusader Ronan Farrow as a dishonest fraud

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

Arts Review

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

By James Brewer, 25 May 2020

Robbie Robertson: “The story of the Band is beautiful. It was so beautiful it went up in flames.”

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

Health care workers in Colombia protest over protective equipment
Workers Struggles: The Americas

26 May 2020

Colombian health care workers staged a protest last week in the capital Bogotá to protest lack of adequate provision of personal protective equipment.

“They can more than afford to let us keep it permanently”
Amazon workers react to elimination of pandemic hazard pay

By Douglas Lyons, 21 May 2020

Education unions and Labour councils ready back-door imposition of Johnson government’s “back to school” plan

By Laura Tiernan, 21 May 2020

Food delivery workers call for a national strike in Brazil

By Letícia Silva, 20 May 2020

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

International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.

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

With Jerry White

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