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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Where is America going? Trump’s coup and the rise of fascism
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An appeal from WSWS International Editorial Board chairman David North
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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