“A lot of people oppose this war, but others get sucked into anti-Russia and anti-China hate… We need to unite Russian and Ukrainian workers, and workers everywhere, against the war.”
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is the student and youth movement of the Socialist Equality Parties.
We insist that all the great problems confronting humanity in the 21st century—war, poverty and social inequality, the drive toward fascism and dictatorship by governments internationally—are the outcome of capitalism, and can only be addressed through the taking of political power by the working class and its establishment of a socialism, founded on genuine equality.
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The government is actively encouraging discussion in schools about the war in Ukraine, but only if it toes the official line—relying on the compliant news media as an information source for educators.
This letter was sent by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to a friend who requested North’s opinion on a recent online discussion held at a US college on the Russia-Ukraine war.
Colleges and universities across the United States, particularly in the Northeast, have reinstated mask mandates and returned to online learning in response to a recent surge of COVID-19 infections on campuses, marking the third straight academic year disrupted by the coronavirus.
The disruption caused by the Johnson government’s “let it rip” policy is robbing children, particularly those who attend state schools and pre-school, of their basic right to learn in a safe environment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) avoids a serious explanation about its slashing of 416 child deaths and 72,277 deaths overall from its COVID Data Tracker.
After carrying out Boris Johnson’s criminal policy to “let the bodies pile high in their thousands”, universities had the nerve to threaten us with expulsions, suspensions and fines if we broke COVID rules.
The CDC report points to a dramatic growth in psychological and emotional trauma among youth over the past two years from the pandemic which has been allowed to run rampant, killing at least 1 million Americans.
Michigan schools have the nation’s second-worst student-to-counselor ratio, 691 to 1, under conditions of a deepening mental health emergency nationally.
The opposition Labor Party voted for the federal budget, which targets higher education for further steep cuts, on top of the elimination of up to 90,000 jobs in the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UIC graduate students: Vote no on the GEO-AFT sellout tentative agreement! Form rank-and-file committees to expand the struggle for a living wage!
The tentative agreement reached by the GEO-AFT with the University of Illinois Chicago would mean further economic devastation for grad student workers.
GEO shuts down University of Illinois Chicago grad workers strike, seeking to push through sellout agreement
Announcing the deal to end the strike in a tweet shortly after midnight, GEO stated that grad workers had “won,” pointing to an abysmal minimum pay of over $24,000 by the end of the contract.
Throughout their struggle, Columbia University student workers confronted two hostile forces: the university administration, run by millionaires with close ties to the Democratic Party, and the United Auto Workers.
While this second TA has been hailed by the leadership on both sides as a “historic deal,” it is nothing of the sort.
The four-year deal will result in an effective wage cut for exploited student-workers at the world’s wealthiest university.
Graduate student workers have not had a university-wide wage increase since 2014 while tuition fees and living expenses have continued to rise.
Columbia’s threats not to rehire striking workers raises the urgency for student workers to expand their strike.
Throughout the course of the strike, many students admirably asserted that their fight was not only about the health and safety of themselves, but of the community as a whole.
On March 18, 1871, the armed working class districts of Paris rose up and established the first workers state in world history, the Paris Commune.
This article presents 10 key moments from the World Socialist Web Site’s live discussion with David North and Eric London, co-moderated by Joseph Kishore and Tom Mackaman, on the latest series in the International Committee of the Fourth International’s Security and the Fourth International investigation.
Born on Nov. 28, 1820, Engels was the co-founder of scientific socialism with his friend Karl Marx, who was two-and-a-half years his senior. Two hundred years later, their life’s work is of burning contemporary relevance.
Rosa Luxemburg, who was born on 5 March, 1871, was among the most important revolutionary Marxists of the 20th century, and her work contains vital lessons for today.
An appraisal, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, of the work of the great theoretician and strategist of World Socialist Revolution during the final year of his life.