WSWS reporters spoke to workers in Britain who sent their support and solidarity to Volvo workers.
Reinstate London bus driver David O’Sullivan!
O’Sullivan, 57, was sacked on February 3, after he sounded the alarm over the spread of COVID-19 infections at Cricklewood bus garage in north west London. The rate of fatalities among London bus drivers is three times the national average, with the families of those killed demanding answers.
That a Conservative government so determined to end the “last lockdown” on “Freedom Day” in a week’s time has been forced to make even such a limited gesture points to the serious dangers posed to the working class by the resurgent pandemic.
Globally recognised artist Ai Weiwei has said the decision by British visual arts organisation Firstsite to exclude an artwork invited from him is an attempt to silence his continued support for Julian Assange.
The struggle at JDE against fire and rehire is at the crossroads. A new strategy is needed to win.
The May Day rally both reflected and anticipated enormous changes in the world situation produced by the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Committee of the Fourth International will mark May Day with an online rally to issue a call for the formation of the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees (IWA-RFC).
With a new wave of COVID-19 infections engulfing the world, governments are abandoning even the limited public health measures previously adopted to contain the disease.
More than one year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the disease is once again surging around the world.
Workers all over the world are opposed to the continued operations of nonessential workplaces as the pandemic still rages. But workers need new organizations of struggle because the unions have sanctioned this homicidal policy.
The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Parties are assisting workers everywhere in the building of an interconnected network of rank-and-file committees in key industries and workplaces, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, and prepare for a political general strike.
Workers in Britain must reject all forms of racism and nationalism and link their struggles with workers in Europe and throughout the world. Against the European Union and its pro-business governments, we stand for workers’ rule across the continent.
From the beginning of the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016, the SEP called for an active boycott, opposing both the nationalist calls for an 'independent' Britain and the capitalist European Union, which has dictated savage austerity, militarism and attacks on refugees across the continent.
Almost two decades after the United States launched the “war on terror,” the entire world is being dragged into an ever-expanding maelstrom of imperialist violence. Millions have been killed by the wars of US imperialism and its allies in the Middle East and Africa, and tens of millions maimed or turned into refugees. A century after the end of World War I, these conflicts are once again metastasizing toward a catastrophic global conflagration.
The ICFI and SEP are fighting to build a new international anti-war movement of the working class. The fight against war is the fight against its source, the capitalist profit system.
Leon Trotsky founded the Fourth International as the World Party of Socialist Revolution in 1938, to oppose the Stalinist degeneration of the Communist (Third) International.
The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) is the British section of the Fourth International, the world party of socialist revolution founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938 and led today by the International Committee. The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) represents the continuity of the struggle waged by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky to forge an independent revolutionary party of the working class for the overthrow of the capitalist profit system.
The Biden administration is seeking to extradite Julian Assange, an award-winning Australian journalist, to face charges of espionage that carry a life sentence and possible death penalty. His only “crime” is the publication of document exposing the war crimes and diplomatic intrigues of US imperialism and its allies.
We urge all defenders of democratic rights and opponents of imperialist war to get involved and join the fight to free Julian Assange!
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In virtually every country, governments are seeking to crack down on the internet, prevent the spread of socialist and left-wing views, and stop workers from being able to communicate and organize online. They are collaborating with the giant social media and technology corporations including Facebook, Google and Twitter to engage in censorship.
Unprecedented levels of social inequality, continuous wars and the drive to great-power conflict are incompatible with the maintenance of democratic forms of rule. Around the world, capitalist governments are building up the state apparatus, surveillance and censorship directed at the population.
From the United States to Germany, fascist forces are being systematically promoted by the ruling class. Their elevation is part of preparations to violently suppress mass opposition in the working class to social inequality and war.
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is the student and youth movement of the Socialist Equality Party. It fights to unite students and young people for peace, equality, the rights of the working class and socialism.