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.
Acutely aware of the militancy among educators, the corporate media and political establishment are engaged in a frenzied propaganda campaign to vilify teachers and distort science.
Biden’s ceaseless appeals for “unity,” which began two days after the January 6 coup attempt when he argued for maintaining a “strong Republican Party,” have emboldened the fascistic forces promoted by the Republican Party and Trump.
Statements of support, social media posts and shares, news reports and messages sent directly to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denouncing the political censorship of the socialist left played a decisive role in the restoration of the University of Michigan IYSSE Facebook page and the accounts of leading members of the SEP.
Shaken by yesterday’s events, the BJP government has ordered additional security forces be deployed in Delhi, and placed Haryana and the Punjab under “high alert.”
More people have now died in the UK from COVID-19 than its civilian death toll in World War II.
Dr. Arthur Caplan is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at NYU’s Langone Medical Center and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics.
Chief responsibility lies with the governments in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Vienna and The Hague, which have blocked all legal avenues to Europe.
Despite over new 1,000 admissions to ICU beds in the last 48 hours, the French education minister doubled down on lies to justify keeping schools open.
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.
Any assertion that the ruling classes as a whole and the dominant financial oligarchy have no need for fascist bands, let alone a coup, because they are continuing to make money, ignores both the lessons of history and the explosive contradictions within the very heart of American capitalism and its financial system.
Even if Biden gets everything he asks for, his plan will be totally insufficient to meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A revealing episode
The Chicago Teachers Union’s support for the Anti-Defamation League’s specious attack on high school teacher Stu Abram highlights the CTU’s complicity in the reopening of schools, and its downplaying both the severity of the pandemic and the danger of the far right.
The rise and rise in the shares of the “barely profitable” electric car company Tesla “seemingly beyond all reason” is an expression of the “market craziness” resulting from the injection of trillions of dollars into the financial system by the Fed.
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.
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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An online meeting with historians James Oakes, Richard Carwardine and Tom Mackaman. Moderated by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) meeting discussion addresses critical issues on the failure of Corbynism
SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the meeting, “Jeremy Corbyn describes politics as some sort of cricket match. He encourages us to say, ‘Well, this isn’t fair’. Well, politics isn’t a cricket match, politics is war.”
This was the final election meeting organised by the Socialist Equality Party as part of its campaign in the 2020 US elections.
These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.
The relaunch of the WSWS and the growth of its influence reflect a process of mass political radicalization under conditions of the greatest crisis since the 1930s.
The WSWS has exhaustively documented and analyzed the political crisis and historical decay of American democracy.
The WSWS was the only publication to warn very early on the dangers the working class faced if the coronavirus became a pandemic.
“The WSWS has not only commented on the struggles of the working class it has been an active participant in them”
In the vast archive of the WSWS, the working class will find the most critical lessons from the history of the global class struggle and an international socialist perspective needed to conduct its fight against world capitalism today.
The WSWS has been relaunched with an entirely new design and with vastly enhanced functionality.
The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International
This lecture was delivered by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, at the opening of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 21, 2019.
Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements
This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka
The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988
This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 23, 2019 by Andre Damon, regular writer for the World Socialist Web Site and leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.
This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 24, 2019 by Barry Grey, US national editor of the World Socialist Web Site and leading member of the Socialist Equality Party in the US.