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Tuesday’s discussion in the Supreme Court—essentially on the issue of how much voter suppression is permissible—should serve as another warning that American democracy is on life support.

Ed Hightower

Amazon workers expressed a wide range of views about the ongoing union recertification vote at the company’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.

Kayla Costa, Nick Barrickman

The CCP regime has, in recent years, been deepening its attacks on the democratic rights of workers and using all means to prevent them from demanding their unpaid wages—through legislation, vilification and arrests.

Lily Zhao
Sunday, March 7, 1pm US Eastern Time
150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live.

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Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky
By Eric London, February 2021

On August 20, 1940, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by Stalinist agent Ramón Mercader in the Mexico City suburb of Coyoacán. Mercader’s access to Trotsky was made possible through his relationship with Sylvia Ageloff.

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Kunduz massacre goes unpunished

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a suit filed by Abdul Hanan, whose sons were killed in an airstrike ordered by a German colonel in Afghanistan in 2009.

Justus Leicht

UK Chancellor Sunak announces class war budget

The ruling elite were assured that the state coffers would always be available to them, with Sunak promising “if further action is needed as the situation evolves—I hope the whole House knows, I will not hesitate to act.”

Robert Stevens

Worcester, Mass. nurses set March 8 strike date

The 800 MNA nurses at St. Vincent Hospital have been negotiating for a new contract since November 2019. Nurses will strike the hospital at 6 a.m. on Monday, March 8 if an agreement is not reached.

Ben Oliver

Join the IYSSE and take up the fight for international socialism!

The developments of the past 12 months have proven that students and youth face a future of misery and dictatorship under capitalism. The only alternative is the fight for revolutionary socialism.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia)

Argentina: The death of ex-president Carlos Saúl Menem

While the various pseudo-lefts distanced themselves from the official honors for the dead former president, they avoided any mention of their own political betrayals that facilitated his attacks upon the working class.

Rafael Azul

Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky

David North and Eric London speak on the significance of the latest revelations, in the context of the decades-long Security and the Fourth International investigation by the ICFI into Trotsky’s assassination by Stalin’s GPU.

David North, Eric London

This week in history: March 1-7

25 years ago: Spanish right wins narrow victory On March 3, 1996, the right-wing Popular Party won a narrow victory in Spain’s national elections. It was only the second time in history that power passed from one party to another since the Spanish Civil War and the coming to power of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

Life instead of profits! Socialism instead of capitalist barbarism!

Support the SGP’s campaign for the German federal election!

Workers in every country around the world confront the same problems and can only oppose exploitation, militarism and fascism by uniting. This is why the SGP’s election campaign is not restricted to Germany, but addresses itself to workers throughout Europe!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei

Democrats’ impeachment cover-up leaves coup-plotter Trump emboldened

The Democrats deliberately protected Trump’s co-conspirators, including the Republican House and Senate members who sought to overturn the election and those forces within the state who worked with Trump to orchestrate a stand-down of federal forces.

Andre Damon

Democratic cowardice leaves Trump’s Republican conspirators unscathed

Republicans acquit coup plotter Trump after Democrats refuse to call witnesses

Not a single Democrat had the courage to point an accusing finger at the Republican senators and bluntly state: “All of you who condoned and legitimized Trump’s lies, who supported his claim that the election was stolen, functioned as his political accomplices in the preparation of the coup d’état.”

Joseph Kishore

Second day of Trump impeachment trial

Democrats seek to whitewash Republican Party role in January 6 coup

While the Senate impeachment trial is providing devastating evidence of Trump’s criminal role in organizing the January 6 political coup, the Democratic Party is seeking to give Trump’s Republican co-conspirators an amnesty.

Patrick Martin

The Johns Hopkins slavery “scandal”

The feigned outrage over “revelations” that Hopkins owned slaves serves to obscure the class issues that are the real irrepressible conflict in American society.

Dominic Gustavo
Ten years since the Egyptian Revolution

To mark the anniversary of the 2011 revolution in Egypt, we present a selection of key statements and analyses produced by the WSWS in the course of the events of that year and their aftermath.

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WSWS New Year statement
The political lessons of the pandemic and the fight for socialism in 2021
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 4 January 2021

The pandemic is a “trigger event” that manifests in a highly concentrated form the contradictions of the global capitalist system and is unleashing long-suppressed forces of social transformation.

International online meeting
Where is America going? Trump’s coup and the rise of fascism
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

British gas engineers resume strike action after company refuses to budge over “fire and rehire”; UK London bus drivers strike over pay cut; one-day national action in South Africa over unemployment, poverty and inequality

Portuguese teachers strike; national strike planned against South Africa’s ANC government

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Portuguese teachers strike against unsafe return to schools order; national strike planned against South Africa’s ANC government over the erosion of workers’ rights, unemployment, corruption, inequality and poverty.

South African government puts vaccination programme on hold

Ramaphosa’s government faces a mounting public health crisis, widespread criticisms of its handling of the pandemic and the vaccination rollout, allegations of corruption over Covid-19 spending, near-daily electricity blackouts and soaring debt amid shrinking coffers.

Jean Shaoul
An appeal from WSWS International Editorial Board chairman David North
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The fascist coup of January 6

The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.

David North

Remove coup plotter Trump immediately!

Thousands of Trump supporters have stormed the Capitol and halted the congressional certification of Trump’s defeat in the presidential election.

Patrick Martin, David North
The Legacy of Friedrich Engels

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels, the WSWS is presenting some of his most important works, as well as essays and tributes to Engels by other leading Marxists.

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20-40 percent off selected books and e-books
Mehring Books Holiday Sale

Mehring Books imprints are 40 percent off; other publishers 20 percent off. Pre-order The New York Times’ 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History for $19.95.

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Donald Trump’s Mein Kampf

Trump is deliberately inciting fascist forces through his baseless claims of a “stolen election.”

Patrick Martin
A video statement by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North
Welcoming the relaunch of the World Socialist Web Site

The WSWS has been relaunched with an entirely new design and with vastly enhanced functionality.

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The sickness in the White House
A discussion on the political crisis in the United States and the way forward for the working class, with SEP presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2020 US elections, Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz.
From the Marxist Library
Thirty years since the reunification of Germany
To mark the 30th anniversary of the German reunification, the WSWS is presenting a special exhibit of documents and statements produced by the International Committee of the Fourth International amidst the crisis of Stalinism in the former GDR.

Democrats torpedo $15 minimum wage hike

Biden’s decision to scuttle the minimum wage increase provides further confirmation that his administration is to be one of war and reaction, not social reform.

Marcus Day
80 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky
Trotsky’s Last Year
By David North, August-September 2020
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.

The Kill Chain: A new era of world war

The Kill Chain exposes US imperialism’s advanced war preparations against China, with Silicon Valley playing a critical role.

Shuvu Batta