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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.

Thomas Scripps

Manitoba nurses vote for strike; Argentine protesters hit with tear gas

Workers Struggles: The Americas

About 12,000 nurses in the Canadian province of Manitoba have voted in favor of strike action while a protest in Buenos Aires by social groups demanding jobs, decent wages and vaccinations was met by tear gas.

With the blessings of the Biden administration

Republican-led states begin cutting off federal unemployment benefits

As part of the drive by the ruling class to blackmail workers back into dangerous and low-paying factories and work locations, four states ended federal unemployment benefits over the weekend, nearly three months before they are set to expire nationally.

Jacob Crosse

Crisis: The big pharmaceuticals’ “Holy Grail”

The film’s three interconnected segments deal with the drug business, legal and illegal. One of the narrative strands is particularly hard-hitting and compelling, pointing to the profiteering and homicidal operations of the giant pharmaceutical companies.

Joanne Laurier

Trump seizes on “Wuhan lab” lies in North Carolina speech

Ex-president Donald Trump appeared as the keynote speaker of the state Republican Party convention in North Carolina Saturday night, embracing the lies against China that have dominated the American corporate media for the past two weeks.

Patrick Martin

Craig Murray contempt of court appeal refused by Scottish High Court

Craig Murray has been refused leave to appeal his conviction for contempt of court to the UK Supreme Court. Murray was found in contempt for his reporting of the trial former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond during a bitter factional feud in the Scottish National Party.

Steve James

The American working class must come to Assange’s defence!

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been subjected to more than a decade of vicious uninterrupted persecution by the imperialist powers. He is currently in London’s Belmarsh maximum-security prison, fighting extradition to the US.

Thomas Scripps

This week in history: June 14-20

25 years ago: New Democratic Party selects business ally Howard Hampton as leaderOn June 21-23, 1996, the Ontario wing of Canada’s New Democratic Party met in Hamilton to select a successor to former Premier Bob Rae, who headed a first-ever NDP government in Ontario that was so right-wing and anti-working class that it was overwhelmingly defeated in the 1995 provincial elections. The union-based party nonetheless moved further to the right, selecting pro-business candidate Howard Hampton as its new party leader.

Cliff Slaughter: 1928–2021

Cliff Slaughter, que entre 1957 e 1985 desempenhou um papel de liderança no Comitê Internacional da Quarta Internacional e sua seção britânica, morreu na segunda-feira aos 92 anos de idade.

David North

Craig Murray contempt of court appeal refused by Scottish High Court

Craig Murray has been refused leave to appeal his conviction for contempt of court to the UK Supreme Court. Murray was found in contempt for his reporting of the trial former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond during a bitter factional feud in the Scottish National Party.

Steve James

As inflation rises, eyes turn to Fed meeting

While there is general support for the Fed’s policies within financial and media circles, there is rising criticism that the central bank risks setting off runaway inflation.

Nick Beams

Inflation on the agenda at Fed and European Central Bank

So far, the official view at the Fed and the ECB is that price rises are transitory and the present levels of support for financial markets should be maintained, but there are concerns this could lead to major problems.

Nick Beams

Greek workers’ 24-hour strikes against draconian labour laws; stoppages in hospitals across France over pay and staff shortages; trade unions betray Spanish bank workers’ dispute, accept 2,700 job losses; Lesotho garment workers enter third week of pay strike

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Greek workers’ 24-hour strikes against draconian labour laws; stoppages in hospitals across France over pay and staff shortages; trade unions betray Spanish bank workers’ dispute, accept 2,700 job losses; Lesotho garment workers enter third week of pay strike.

Trump seizes on “Wuhan lab” lies in North Carolina speech

Ex-president Donald Trump appeared as the keynote speaker of the state Republican Party convention in North Carolina Saturday night, embracing the lies against China that have dominated the American corporate media for the past two weeks.

Patrick Martin

Greek workers’ 24-hour strikes against draconian labour laws; stoppages in hospitals across France over pay and staff shortages; trade unions betray Spanish bank workers’ dispute, accept 2,700 job losses; Lesotho garment workers enter third week of pay strike

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Greek workers’ 24-hour strikes against draconian labour laws; stoppages in hospitals across France over pay and staff shortages; trade unions betray Spanish bank workers’ dispute, accept 2,700 job losses; Lesotho garment workers enter third week of pay strike.

China successfully lands rover Zhurong on Mars

The China National Space Administration achieved a new landmark in planetary exploration—having a successful orbiter, lander and rover as part of the agency’s first mission to Mars, an immense scientific and technical achievement.

Bryan Dyne
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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WSWS Online Meeting
150 years since the Paris Commune

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

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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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Global pandemic heightens danger of another world war

The international working class alone is capable of halting the drive to war, as it is the only social force able to overthrow capitalism and its outmoded system of rival nation-states.

Peter Symonds

150 years since the Paris Commune

On Saturday, April 3, the WSWS hosted an international online meeting to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871.

David North, Alex Lantier, Barry Grey, Therese LeClerc

Video interview

Eric London interviewed by comedian Lee Camp

World Socialist Web Site writer Eric London appeared yesterday on comedian Lee Camp’s livestream program to discuss the WSWS’s coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defense of Joe Biden and attacks on socialism.

Eric London
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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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.

G7 summit issues threats against China and Russia

While spending trillions on their armed forces, the world’s wealthiest countries refused to do anything to seriously combat the pandemic, which is claiming millions of lives.

Robert Stevens

Making the case for exploiting Russia’s internal crisis

Political scientist Timothy Frye argues that the crude and facile character of the anti-Russia crusade in the Western media is causing misunderstandings about the Kremlin and Russian society that could result in tactical mistakes and missed opportunities to promote regime change.

Andrea Peters