Pandemic surpasses 10 million COVID-19 cases and over 500,000 deaths globally

By Benjamin Mateus, 29 June 2020

COVID-19 cases in the United States have careened out of control, with health care systems in Texas, Florida and Arizona nearing collapse.

“Back to work” campaign in the US has led to surge in COVID-19

Citing COVID-19 spread, EU denies US citizens entry to Europe

By Alex Lantier, 29 June 2020

The American ruling elite’s catastrophic handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is undermining Washington’s position overseas, with far-reaching implications.

COVID-19 cases surging rapidly in Florida

By Alex Johnson, 29 June 2020

The swelling of cases demonstrates the disastrous and homicidal nature of the back-to-work campaign and lifting of social distancing measures.

Arkansas continues to be ravaged by COVID-19

By Cordell Gascoigne, 29 June 2020

The state government has been pressing forward with reopening the economy at the expense of worker safety even as confirmed infections and deaths have been rising.

Trump retweets video of supporter shouting, “White Power”

By Jacob Crosse, 29 June 2020

Seeking to bolster an administration in crisis by appealing to the most backward and reactionary elements in society, Trump left the video on his timeline for over three hours before deleting it.

One person killed in attack on anti-police violence protest in Louisville, Kentucky

By Warren Duzak, 29 June 2020

The suspected shooter, Steven Lopez, had been arrested by police earlier this month and was known to be in possession of a handgun and ammunition.

Netanyahu prepares Israel’s annexation of large slice of West Bank

By Jean Shaoul, 29 June 2020

Netanyahu’s plans are a declaration of war against the Palestinians and a broader war in the Middle East, where Israel acts as Washington’s proxy force.

Australian Labor Party intent on ousting MP from parliament over “Chinese agent” claims

By Mike Head, 29 June 2020

Labor wants to remove Shaoquett Moselmane despite his denunciation of his “political lynching.”

Warnings of a second coronavirus wave in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 29 June 2020

Following an outbreak of coronavirus infections in the Tönnies meat factory in East Westphalia, the virus is spreading rapidly to other companies and regions.

Germany: Lufthansa and the bankruptcy of the unions

By Peter Schwarz, 29 June 2020

Lufthansa will receive €9 billion in government aid, which will be used to restructure the airline, costing thousands of jobs and worsening pay and conditions.

Polish president fails to secure absolute majority in first round of elections

By Clara Weiss, 29 June 2020

The result is universally seen as a defeat for Duda and PiS.

Sudanese asylum seeker shot dead in Glasgow

By Steve James, 29 June 2020

The tragedy is the consequence of the brutal treatment handed out to asylum seekers in the city and throughout the UK.

UK government ends lockdown: Feigned official outrage over beaches, raves, and football celebrations

By Laura Tiernan, 29 June 2020

Neither Johnson’s glib and deceitful comments, nor the filthy headlines of the press can conceal their role as the real authors of these dangerous scenes.

Onslaught on jobs and conditions at British Telecom

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 29 June 2020

Slashing offices from 300 to 30 comes on top of proposals to cut BT's 100,000-strong workforce by around 13,000.

Health care collapses in Bolivia after coup regime reopens economy

By Tomas Castanheira, 29 June 2020

COVID-19 cases have tripled in Bolivia since the country began reopening economic activities less than a month ago.

World Bank pushes privatized distance learning in Brazil

By Eduardo Parati, 29 June 2020

The São Paulo secretary of education’s declared intention of “facilitating teachers’ work” is actually aimed at furthering a shift to distance learning.

Ontario accelerates “reopening” of the economy as COVID-19 cases rise

By Matthew Richter, 29 June 2020

The Ford government announced that workers who test positive can be made to remain on the job if they show no symptoms, meaning that workplaces will become centres of mass infection.

Republicans introduce Senate bill to abolish strong encryption on consumer devices

By Kevin Reed, 29 June 2020

Three Republican Senators introduced a draft bill that would force tech companies to decrypt private consumer data on-demand for law enforcement.

University of Michigan Flint cuts 41 percent of lecturers

By Sheila Brehm and Sam Wayne, 29 June 2020

“I think higher education is over for the working class,” sociology lecturer Laura MacIntyre told the WSWS.

Australian paper mill workers locked out as company moves to slash wages

By Steve Strietberg, 29 June 2020

The company wants a two-tier wage system, with 15 percent lower pay rates for new employees.

Legal settlement lets Australian military off the hook over PFAS pollution

By Patrick Davies, 29 June 2020

The settlement will see victims share just $126 million of a $212 million payout and releases the Defence Department from any further claim over financial loss.

27 June 2020

Work stoppages against COVID-19 spread to FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

By Jerry White, 28 June 2020

Nurses, farmworkers, autoworkers strike for safe working conditions
Detroit Fiat Chrysler workers halt production for second day to demand COVID-19 protection

By Jessica Goldstein, 27 June 2020

Riverside Community Hospital nurses strike in California

By Kevin Martinez, 26 June 2020

Brazilian health care workers strike for PPE and risk bonus

By Brunna Machado, 27 June 2020

More on autoworkers struggles »

As pandemic rages, Trump administration calls on Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare

By Kate Randall, 27 June 2020

New York City police commissioner defends vehicular assault on protesters

By Erik Schreiber, 27 June 2020

New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported

By Sam Dalton, 27 June 2020

COVID-19 cases rise in Louisiana but governor refuses to reverse economic reopening

By Emma Arceneaux, 27 June 2020

WHO warns of “very significant” coronavirus resurgence in Europe

By Will Morrow, 27 June 2020

British government suppressed daily pandemic death toll by thousands

By Simon Whelan, 27 June 2020

Back-to-work policy accelerates spread of COVID-19 in Turkey

By Çetin Akın, 27 June 2020

Indonesia passes 50,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Owen Howell, 27 June 2020

Dole Foods in Ohio hit by 230 COVID-19 cases as food processing plants globally are ravaged by infections

By Alex Findijs, 27 June 2020

Australia’s US-backed anti-China witch hunt escalates with raid on MP’s home

By Mike Head, 27 June 2020

CIA releases TV recruiting ad for streaming video services

By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2020

Why the rush to end the Canadian military’s deployment in coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes?

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2020

British Airways workers denounce company “offer” to slash pay and conditions

By John Newham and Laura Tiernan, 27 June 2020

UK government refuses support to unemployed migrant workers facing destitution during pandemic

By Harvey Singh, 27 June 2020

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer uses bogus anti-Semitism accusation to sack Rebecca Long-Bailey

By Robert Stevens, 27 June 2020

Global trade unions issue empty calls for cruise and shipping seafarer action

By Tom Casey, 27 June 2020

Against public opposition, Michigan Democrats and Republicans push for unsafe reopening of schools

By Mitch Marcus, 27 June 2020

US professional sports confront an opponent that may be unbeatable: COVID-19

By Alan Gilman, 27 June 2020

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Верховный суд США постановил, что запрашивающие статус беженца не имеют права habeas corpus или на надлежащую правовую процедуру

Эрик Лондон, 27 июня 2020 г.

Как и в деле «Дред Скотт против Сэндфорда», Верховный суд вынес самое радикальное антидемократическое решение из всех возможных.

Сибирская Арктика фиксирует температуру выше 37 градусов по Цельсию

Брайан Дайн, 27 июня 2020 г.

Таяние вечной мерзлоты в Арктике является одним из нескольких «переломных моментов», которые могут спровоцировать еще большие климатические катастрофы.

Эта неделя в истории
75 лет назад: В Москве состоялся Парад Победы, празднующий поражение нацистской Германии

27 июня 2020 г.

24 июня 1945 года около 40 тысяч солдат Красной армии прошли маршем в Москве во время одного из крупнейших военных парадов, проведенных на тот момент в Советском Союзе.

New in Turkish

Irksal-toplulukçu politika ve Abraham Lincoln’e düzenlenen ikinci suikast

Niles Niemuth ve David North, 27 Haziran 2020

Lincoln anıtlarına, Amerikan Devrimi’nin ve İç Savaş’ın önderlerini onurlandıran diğer anıtlara yönelik saldırılar, ırksal düşmanlıkları kışkırtmayı amaçlamaktadır.

“Yeni normal” ile birlikte COVID-19 vakaları artıyor

Çetin Akın, 27 Haziran 2020

Türkiye’de ve uluslararası ölçekte işçi sınıfı için ileriye giden yol, egemen sınıfın pandemi karşısında izlediği öldürücü politikaya karşı bağımsız olarak müdahale etmekten geçiyor.

New in French

Alors que les cas de COVID-19 triplent en un mois, les élites latino-américaines poursuivent leur campagne de retour au travail

Andrea Lobo, 27 juin 2020

Les classes dirigeantes de la région la plus inégale du monde ont basé leur réponse à la pandémie et à la crise économique qu’elle a provoquée sur la protection à tout prix de leurs richesses et de leurs privilèges.

Les travailleurs arrêtent la production à l’usine automobile Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North de Detroit à cause du COVID-19

Shannon Jones, 27 juin 2020

Les travailleurs de l’usine d’assemblage Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North à Detroit ont arrêté la production jeudi suite aux trois cas de COVID-19 déclarés parmi les ouvriers de l’usine.

Dans une lettre au Lancet, des médecins condamnent la torture d'Assange et exigent sa libération

Oscar Grenfell, 27 juin 2020

Les médecins notent que depuis leur dernière lettre à la prestigieuse revue médicale en février, l’abus des droits du fondateur de WikiLeaks n’a fait que s’intensifier.

Le coronavirus s’accélère en Afrique avec plus de 300.000 cas

Stephan McCoy, 27 juin 2020

L’Organisation mondiale de la santé a prévenu que jusqu’à 10 millions d’habitants seront infectés au cours des trois à six prochains mois et que 300.000 personnes perdront la vie sur le continent africain.

Introduction de «La Quatrième Internationale et la perspective de la révolution socialiste mondiale: 1986-1995»

Joseph Kishore, 27 juin 2020

Nous publions l'introduction du prochain livre La Quatrième Internationale et la perspective de la révolution socialiste mondiale: 1986–1995. Le livre est composé de conférences sur le développement de la perspective et du programme du Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale à la suite de la scission avec le Workers Revolutionary Party britannique en février 1986.

Sept jours en mai (1964): Quand le cinéma américain imaginait un coup d'État militaire

Joanne Laurier et David Walsh, 27 juin 2020

Réalisé par John Frankenheimer et mettant en scène Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster et Fredric March, le film envisage une tentative de renverser l’ordre constitutionnel aux États-Unis. Où en sommes-nous 56 ans plus tard?

New in German

Lateinamerika: Covid-19-Fälle innerhalb eines Monats verdreifacht

Andrea Lobo, 27. Juni 2020

Die herrschenden Eliten reagieren auf die Ausbreitung der Pandemie und die dadurch ausgelöste Wirtschaftskrise mit einer aggressiven Back-to-Work-Kampagne, um ihren Reichtum und ihre Privilegen zu schützen.

Militärischer Abschirmdienst deckt rechtsextreme Netzwerke

Gregor Link, 27. Juni 2020

Die Bundeswehr-Eliteeinheit KSK ist vom Militärgeheimdienst über Ermittlung informiert und über Durchsuchungen vorgewarnt worden.

Oberster Gerichtshof der USA: Asylsuchende haben kein Recht auf Habeas Corpus oder rechtmäßiges Verfahren

Eric London, 27. Juni 2020

Genau wie im berüchtigten Fall Dredd Scott vs Sandford, bei dem ein Sklave erfolglos für seine Freiheit klagte, hat der Oberste Gerichtshof auch diesmal ein weitreichendes, undemokratisches Urteil möglich gemacht.

Neuer Ärzte-Apell für Assange im Lancet
„Das Schweigen muss gebrochen werden“

Oscar Grenfell, 27. Juni 2020

Die Ärzte schreiben, dass die Rechte des WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange seit ihrem letzten Brief an die medizinische Fachzeitschrift vom Februar immer schlimmer missachtet würden.

New in Mandarin

工人阶级、社会主义与抗击大流行病

David North, 2020年6月18日

在第四国际创始文件《过渡纲领》中,列昂·托洛茨基将1936-1937年大萧条期间在美国爆发的静坐罢工描述为 “美国工人为了将自己提升到历史给予他们的那些任务的水准所做的本能努力”。

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 Spanish

Al triplicarse los casos de COVID-19, las élites latinoamericanas avanzan la campaña de regreso al trabajo

Andrea Lobo, 27 junio 2020

Las clases gobernantes en la región más desigual del mundo han basado su respuesta a la pandemia y la crisis económica que desencadenó protegiendo su riqueza y privilegios a toda costa.

La Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos dictamina que los solicitantes de asilo recientes no tienen derecho al hábeas corpus o al debido proceso

Eric London, 27 junio 2020

Al igual que en el caso Dred Scott contra Sandford, la Corte Suprema tomó la decisión antidemocrática más amplia posible.

El coronavirus se propaga a lo largo de los EE. UU., aumentando al mayor número de casos nuevos en un solo día

Kevin Reed, 27 junio 2020

El número de nuevos casos de coronavirus confirmados en los EE.UU. marcó un récord de un día el jueves mientras la pandemia se extendía y aumentaba en los estados del sur y el oeste.

Veinticinco años desde la muerte de Ed Winn

Fred Mazelis, 27 junio 2020

El dos veces candidato presidencial de la Liga Obrera, Ed Winn luchó por los principios marxistas en toda la clase obrera estadounidense e internacional. Fue un trabajador de tránsito de la ciudad de Nueva York durante 22 años.

La economía alemana se hunde en la criminalidad

Peter Schwarz, 27 junio 2020

El director general de la empresa fue arrestado en relación con la desaparición de 1.900 millones de euros (2.000 millones de dólares).

Otros 1,5 millones de trabajadores estadounidenses solicitan beneficios de desempleo

Jerry White, 27 junio 2020

El Departamento de Trabajo de los EE.UU. registró un récord de catorce semanas seguidas en las que el número de solicitudes de ayuda por desempleo superó el millón.

En una carta a The Lancet, médicos condenan la tortura de Assange y exigen su liberación

Oscar Grenfell, 27 junio 2020

Los médicos señalan que desde la última vez que escribieron a la prestigiosa revista médica en febrero, el abuso de los derechos del fundador de WikiLeaks no ha hecho más que intensificarse.

Se acelera el coronavirus en África, donde ya hay más de 300.000 casos

Stephan McCoy, 27 junio 2020

La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha advertido de que hasta 10 millones de personas se infectarán en los próximos tres a seis meses y de que 300.000 personas morirán en el continente africano.

New in Portuguese

Enquanto casos de COVID-19 triplicam em um mês, elites da América Latina impulsionam campanha de retorno ao trabalho

Andrea Lobo, 27 Junho 2020

As classes dominantes na região mais desigual do mundo têm baseado sua resposta à pandemia e à crise econômica estimulada por ela na proteção de suas riquezas e privilégios a todo custo.

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 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.

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Perspective

Autoworkers initiate new wave of struggles in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

29 June 2020

Workers are forming new democratic organizations in order to protect their lives.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Statements

Expand autoworkers’ struggle to stop the coronavirus and save lives! Form rank-and-file safety committees!

By the Jefferson North Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 27 June 2020

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020

Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020

For international working class action against the COVID-19 pandemic!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 June 2020

Commentary

Another anti-Russian smear from the New York Times

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2020

The front-page article claiming the Russian government offered “bounties” for the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan offers not a single fact to support its charges.

YDSA develops ties with SYRIZA youth, Greek party of austerity and police repression

By Sam Wayne, 27 June 2020

The Salisbury Poisonings: Skripal drama framed as anti-Russian propaganda

By Thomas Scripps, 27 June 2020

As COVID-19 cases triple in a month, Latin American elites press ahead with back-to-work campaign

By Andrea Lobo, 26 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global plight of refugees and migrant workers

New York Times column: Pandemic shows need to curtail “unnecessary” and “wasteful” doctor’s visits

Ten years since the US-backed coup against Australian Labor PM

By Mike Head, 24 June 2020

25 years ago: British Tory crisis deepens following John Major electoral victory

On July 4, 1995, British Prime Minister John Major was reelected as leader of the Conservative Party against Secretary of State for Wales John Redwood.

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50 years ago: NYC hospital union settles for 25 percent wage increase

With a strike deadline of July 1 for tens of thousands of hospital workers in New York City, their union reached a tentative settlement with the League of Voluntary Hospitals that fell far short of winning the demands of the rank and file.

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75 years ago: Landslide Labour victory in British general election

In a general election held on July 5, 1945, the British Labour Party won a landslide victory, sweeping the Conservatives from office and decimating the Liberal Party.

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100 years ago: Conflict between German, French and British imperialism at Spa conference

On July 4, 1920, representatives of German imperialism met with the Allied powers for the first time since signing the humiliating Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

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Arts Review

British actor Ian Holm (1931–2020): Classical performance adapted for the screen

By Paul Bond, 27 June 2020

Veteran curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum latest to come under racialist attack
Institution accused of “white supremacy and culture of systemic racism”

By David Walsh, 26 June 2020

Science

Contact tracing and capitalism’s response to the pandemic

By Benjamin Mateus, 27 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Twenty-five years since the death of Ed Winn

By Fred Mazelis, 26 June 2020

Twice the presidential candidate of the Workers League, Ed Winn fought for Marxist principles throughout the American and international working class. He was a New York City transit worker for 22 years.

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

SEP (Australia) June 30 online lecture
The 1985–86 split with the WRP and the renaissance of Marxism

27 June 2020

The split ranks among the most crucial strategic experiences of the Trotskyist movement and the international working class.

Book Review

The Room Where it Happened: John Bolton’s account of the “palace coup” opposition to Trump

By Andre Damon, 26 June 2020

Workers Struggles

Indian and Pakistani health workers strike over coronavirus safety; Australia Paper maintenance workers locked out
Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

27 June 2020

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

As COVID-19 spreads in Minnesota, Wisconsin warehouses
Amazon worker’s job in limbo after seeking to take time off for injury

By Nick Barrickman, 25 June 2020

Detroit nurses’ lawsuit exposes horrific conditions at Sinai-Grace Hospital as COVID-19 deaths spiked

By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb throughout US
Hundreds of thousands of Illinois workers forced to risk health for profits under “Phase 4” of economic reopening

By Jessica Goldstein, 25 June 2020

London bus drivers’ lives threatened by union collusion on inadequate COVID-19 measures

By Laura Tiernan, 25 June 2020

Unite union facilitates cover-up of COVID-19 outbreak in UK meat processing plants

By Tony Robson, 25 June 2020

California Democrats collaborate with state employees union to cut workers’ wages by 11 percent

By Alan Gilman, 25 June 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

The fight to put the SEP on the ballot continues as Illinois court denies challenge to relaxed ballot access rules

By Kristina Betinis, 23 June 2020

An appeals court denied a challenge to an April ruling that the pandemic and social distancing presented a “nearly insurmountable hurdle” to the in-person collection of tens of thousands of signatures.

Socialist Equality Party challenges undemocratic ballot access laws in Michigan

By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020

SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan

SEP launches petition to appear on the presidential ballot in Illinois

Oppose all public education budget cuts, layoffs and the unsafe reopening of schools! For a socialist program to fully fund and vastly expand public education!

By Joseph Kishore--Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 23 June 2020

Andreja Pejić interviews Joseph Kishore on Instagram

The Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate spoke about the multiracial protests against police violence, identity politics, and the way forward for the international working class.

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on global protests against police murders

By Wije Dias, 22 June 2020

The New York Times' 1619 Project

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

Mehring Books

Introduction to The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

By Joseph Kishore, 19 June 2020

We are publishing here the introduction to the upcoming book The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995. The book consists of lectures on the development of the perspective and program of the International Committee of the Fourth International in the aftermath of the split with the British Workers Revolutionary Party in February 1986.

Free Julian Assange

US indictment of Assange based on testimony of FBI assets, convicted child molester

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2020

Julian Assange’s fiancé calls on the Australian government to secure his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020

Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 June 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

June 7 Online Meeting

History

Book Review
Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2020

The History Channel’s Grant

By Tom Mackaman, 1 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan president establishes military taskforce: Another step toward dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 June 2020

The coronavirus pandemic

The Malthusian underpinnings of Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” strategy

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 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

Brazilian Trotskyists issue call for working-class action against pandemic
What will be the cost of implementing this program? Who will pay for it?

Statement of the Brazilian Socialist Equality Group (In Solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 2 June 2020

Turkish Trotskyists call for independent working-class action against the pandemic

By Sosyalist Eşitlik (in solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 5 June 2020

British Trotskyists issue call for working class action against pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 May 2020

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls for action committees to counter COVID-19 and defend jobs

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 June 2020

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 3 June 2020

London bus drivers face COVID-19 disaster: Build rank-and-file safety committees!

By Laura Tiernan, 5 June 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

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

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

By Jerry White, 27 February 2020

From 1983 to 1995, Bieber presided over the final demise of the UAW as an organization that conducted a limited defense of the day-to-day interests of autoworkers and its transformation into what it is today: a direct arm of corporate management.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 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.

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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.

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

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

At least three Amazon workers in Shepherdsville, Kentucky tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, following the discovery of COVID-19 cases in New York, Florida and Michigan warehouses.

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

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

The discovery that an Amazon worker in Queens had tested positive for coronavirus sparked work stoppages which shut the processing facility Thursday night.