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Union sends Oregon Tech faculty back to work with sellout agreement

Oregon Tech American Association of University Professors (OT-AAUP) is celebrating the agreement as a “historic first contract,” but in reality, it is a sellout contract that will be used to enforce job insecurity, inadequate pay and unsafe work conditions over its five-year period.

Kayla Costa, David Fitzgerald

This week in history: May 3-9

25 years ago: Bosnian war crimes trials open in The Hague On May 7, 1996, the first in a series of war crimes trials stemming from the war in Bosnia opened in the international court at The Hague, Netherlands. Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, stood accused of carrying out atrocities against Bosnian civilians, including murder, rape and torture.

150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

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.

Peter Schwarz

Columbia graduate worker strike at a crossroads

The bargaining committee is employing many well-known mechanisms to try to browbeat the students into accepting a sellout proposal.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US)

Britain looks to establish digital currency

As with virtually every other economic question, the introduction of a central bank digital currency is being analysed and discussed within the framework of a conflict with China.

Nick Beams

Cryptocurrency bubble accelerates as Coinbase goes public

This week’s public launch of Grab Holdings, valued at $40 billion, and that of the cryptocurrency trader Coinbase, valued at around $85 billion, are the latest expressions of the speculative bubble fuelled by cheap money.

Nick Beams

Biden extends Trump anti-Chinese TikTok policy

The Biden administration is weighing its options for continuing the anti-Chinese propaganda campaign launched by the Trump White House regarding the purported threat to national security posed by the Beijing-based social media platform TikTok.

Kevin Reed

Julian Assange mural unveiled in Berlin

The Captain Borderline mural is a powerful reminder of the real issues involved in the persecution of Assange, and of the real forces being deployed against him.

Paul Bond

Indefinite walkout by Georgian manganese miners in Chiatura over pay and conditions; pay strikes across the Netherlands in metal and electronics industries; teachers’ disputes in France and England over lack of COVID safety and privatisation

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Indefinite walkout by 3,000 Georgian manganese miners and supporters in Chiatura over pay and conditions; pay strikes across the Netherlands in metal and electronics industries over employers’ 1.1 percent offer; teachers’ disputes in France and England over lack of COVID safety, privatisation and victimisations.

Spanish steelworkers at Tubacex in Alva province continue strike against redundancies; UK bus strikes continue at Go North West in Manchester and London United; Italian students at high school in Naples boycott classes over lack of Covid safety; delivery gig workers’ strike in Nantes, France

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Spanish steelworkers at Tubacex in Alva province continue strike begun February against redundancies; UK bus strikes continue at Go North West in Manchester and London United over fire and rehire and attacks on pay and conditions; Italian students at high school in Naples refuse in person and online lessons over lack of Covid safety; delivery workers at Uber Eats and Deliveroo strike in Nantes, France over low pay

One year of the coronavirus pandemic

March 11 marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We are republishing below statements and articles from the WSWS analyzing the response to the pandemic and calling for emergency measures to contain it.

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150 years since the Paris Commune

A discussion about the first time in history that the working class took power.

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Russian foreign minister warns of a new “cold war”

Despite the recent pullback of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, the conflict between Washington and Moscow continues and the New York Times continues to promote the right-wing oppositionist Alexei Navalny.

Andrea Peters

The Washington Post’s phony campaign on Uyghur “genocide”

With astonishing speed, the US media has swung into action churning out a growing deluge of propaganda with lurid horror stories of life in the detention camps in Xinjiang, calls for the US to boycott the Winter Olympics in Beijing, and demands for tougher measures against China.

Peter Symonds
Socialist publisher Mehring Books launches Australian website

Mehring Books Australia will feature works by the great socialist fighters and theoreticians of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Leon Trotsky, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Georgi Plekhanov and Rosa Luxemburg.

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Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky
With David North and Eric London

North and London discussed the significance of the latest revelations of the the Security and the Fourth International investigation into Trotsky’s assassination.

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150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

The meeting examined Luxemburg’s role as a Marxist theoretician and political leader, and discussed the significance of her legacy to the contemporary struggle to build a Marxist leadership.

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150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

The meeting examined Luxemburg’s role as a Marxist theoretician and political leader, and discussed the significance of her legacy to the contemporary struggle to build a Marxist leadership.

Peter Schwarz, Ulrich Rippert, David North, Johannes Stern

WSWS online Q&A with David North and Eric London

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

The Trump coup and the rise of fascism: Where is America going?

This essay is based on the transcript of the remarks made by David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), in opening an online discussion held January 17 on the significance of the fascist assault on the Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021.

David North

The Crisis Elections: 1860 & 2020

An online meeting with historians James Oakes, Richard Carwardine and Tom Mackaman. Moderated by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.

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
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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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.

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.

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