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.
In any politically healthy system, the Republican Party would have been irreparably discredited and disgraced by its complicity in the attempted coup. Yet less than three weeks later, it arrogantly and defiantly reasserts its defense of Trump and his fascist supporters.
Chicago educators are in the forefront of the resistance of educators across the US to the campaign by the Biden administration and the corporate media to reopen schools.
When Chicago Public Schools demanded Chicago teachers return to teach in unsafe pandemic conditions, hundreds refused and the district retaliated by locking more than 150 educators out.
The report comes amid new revelations of high-level coordination between the Trump’s inner-circle and Republican politicians on the eve of the attempted coup
The GameStop phenomenon is only the most egregious expression of the speculative bubble which has been fuelled by the US government and, above all, the Fed.
Elevating longtime defender of US imperialism John Kerry as his international “climate envoy,” Biden proposes to “rally the world” to fight climate change by isolating China and conducting military exercises on Russia’s newly-melted Arctic Ocean coast.
The Vermont senator and self-styled “socialist” voted to confirm Biden’s choices to head the Pentagon, State Department and US intelligence apparatus.
The government’s COVID-19 prevention and control system is facing tremendous pressure and fuelling popular discontent.
The blame for the explosion of cases and deaths in Spain lies squarely on the shoulders of the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, which has refused point-blank to take any serious measures to control the pandemic.
This statement was adopted by a meeting of the Network of Action Committees for Safe Education.
The online meeting in Germany adopted a powerful resolution against the return to workplaces, schools and day-care centres under conditions of a widening pandemic.
The promises of US President Joseph Biden to pull away from Trump’s fascistic migration policies have quickly become exposed, as the Democratic Party administration doubles down on the war on immigrants and asylum seekers.
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.
Jacobin presents the Democratic Party and its political operatives as if they are naive and cowardly figures who wish to do the right thing, if only they had the brains and courage.
The Labour left’s stance has nothing to do with defending the rights of Uighur Muslims, much less the super-exploited Chinese working class. It articulates the interests of a layer of the upper middle class, represented by the Labour and trade union bureaucracy, which advocate economic protectionism to defend British capitalism
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.
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.