22 May 2020

US unemployment claims approach 40 million since March

By Niles Niemuth, 22 May 2020

According to some estimates, the real unemployment rate has already hit 22.5 percent, which is nearing levels reached during the depths of the Great Depression in 1933.

Nearly 1.5 million health care workers laid off in pandemic-fueled jobs massacre

By Gary Joad, 22 May 2020

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 43,000 health care workers lost their jobs in March, while 1.4 million more lost their jobs in April.

UK university team predicts doubling or tripling of US death toll over the next two months

By Benjamin Mateus, 22 May 2020

The Imperial College projection predicts that community transmission of the virus will accelerate in the US over the next two months, with the death toll rising to 2–3 times the current total.

Strikes and protests by Brazilian nurses amid explosion of COVID-19 cases

By Tomas Castanheira, 22 May 2020

Over the last 15 days, there have been dozens of protests and strikes by health care workers across Brazil, as more nurses are dying than anywhere else in the world.

Food delivery workers call for a national strike in Brazil

“Obamagate” claims spark new round in internal US political warfare

By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2020

There is no progressive or democratic side in the conflict between Trump and the Democrats.

NY Governor Cuomo shields nursing homes from prosecutions related to 5,600 COVID-19 deaths

By Erik Schreiber, 22 May 2020

The Democratic governor simultaneously praised his administration’s response to the pandemic and asserted that “nobody” should be held accountable for the tremendous number of needless deaths.

US withdraws from Open Skies Treaty, heightening danger of war with Russia

By Clara Weiss, 22 May 2020

US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty is a deliberate escalation of military tensions not only with Russia, but also with the major European imperialist powers.

Trump issues new threats as Iranian tankers approach Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2020

The Trump administration has vowed to take unspecified “measures” to block the shipment of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, raising the threat of state piracy on the high seas.

Chilean government violently represses demonstrations against hunger

By Mauricio Saavedra, 22 May 2020

The ultra-right government of Sebastian Piñera has responded to an outbreak of hunger protests across Chile with repression and mass arrests

Georgetown, Kentucky Toyota plant remains open as autoworker tests positive for COVID-19

By George Gallanis, 22 May 2020

In the absence of testing, it is likely that many more infected workers are in the auto plants, unaware that they are carriers.

Ford Chicago worker tests positive for COVID-19 after North American auto plants reopen

The economic impact of the pandemic on young workers in Wayne County, Michigan

By Helen Halyard and Kevin Reed, 22 May 2020

The WSWS spoke with Karissa, 27, about her experiences over the past eight weeks since she and her fiancé lost their jobs when the coronavirus pandemic hit the Detroit area.

Third man charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

By Matthew MacEgan, 22 May 2020

William Bryan, who recorded video of Arbery being shot and killed by Travis McMichael in February, was arrested Thursday and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Georgia autopsy report shows Ahmaud Arbery shot three times

Washington incites India in tense border dispute with China

By Keith Jones, 22 May 2020

Washington’s vocal support for New Delhi is in marked contrast with its stance during the 2017 Indo-China border dispute, and is part of a dramatic escalation of its anti-China offensive.

Cyclone Amphan kills over 90 and devastates wide areas of eastern India and Bangladesh

By Arun Kumar, 22 May 2020

Millions of people have been evacuated from cyclone-hit areas in South Asia, but their relocation into overcrowded temporary shelters place them in real danger of contracting COVID-19.

Further details emerge on the extent of the mid-March financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 22 May 2020

While the Fed has taken limited measures to try to curb some of the riskier activities of the banks that sparked the 2008 crash, the dangers have simply been shifted to other areas of the financial system.

Merkel and Macron’s European bailout: €500 billion for trade war and austerity

By Peter Schwarz, 22 May 2020

Merkel and Macron see the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to strengthen their countries’ position in the world market and reorganise the European economy in the interests of the major corporations.

UK Labour council, Community union reject appeal to close ASOS warehouse after confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Tony Robson, 22 May 2020

The defence of ASOS workers’ lives requires a fight against the veto that such corporations enjoy over workplace safety.

UK: Johnson’s criminal “back-to-work” drive depends on the trade unions

”We want to be back, but not at the costs of people’s lives”
UK teachers speak on government’s back-to-school plan

By our reporters, 22 May 2020

The WSWS spoke with teachers this week about their opposition to the Johnson government’s reopening of schools.

Letter from UK teaching assistant against reopening of schools

New Zealand government stokes tensions with China

By Tom Peters, 22 May 2020

New Zealand, a de facto American ally and member of the US-led Five Eyes intelligence network, is integrated into the anti-China build-up.

Australian unions back pay cuts for fast food workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 May 2020

The attack on some of the lowest-paid workers, on the pretext of the coronavirus pandemic, is a precedent for a broader pro-business restructuring.

21 May 2020

Dam collapse in central Michigan sparks historic flooding

By Matthew Brennan, 21 May 2020

The Trump administration makes Taiwan latest front in anti-China campaign

By Peter Symonds, 21 May 2020

Australian government falsely claims credit for global COVID-19 inquiry

By Mike Head, 21 May 2020

Brazil records 1,179 COVID-19 deaths in a single day amid spiraling political crisis

By Miguel Andrade, 21 May 2020

“We need our jobs, but our lives and health are more important”
COVID-19 cases at Ford plants in Detroit, Chicago as anger grows over inadequate safety measures

By Jessica Goldstein and Jerry White, 21 May 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout southern US
Florida scientist was fired for ‘refusing to manipulate’ COVID-19 data

By Bryan Dyne, 21 May 2020

US courts revoke emergency protections in coronavirus pandemic

“They can more than afford to let us keep it permanently”
Amazon workers react to elimination of pandemic hazard pay

By Douglas Lyons, 21 May 2020

Petition demanding pandemic hazard pay for UPS workers gains 300,000 signatures

US government to file antitrust lawsuit against Google this summer

By Kevin Reed, 21 May 2020

US prepares anti-Russian war games amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Andrea Peters, 21 May 2020

The policy of “malign neglect”: How the Russian oligarchy sacrifices the health and lives of the people

Pandemic crisis: Tens of thousands of UK job losses announced

By Margot Miller, 21 May 2020

Education unions and Labour councils ready back-door imposition of Johnson government’s “back to school” plan

By Laura Tiernan, 21 May 2020

The Berries of Wrath: Prince Charles demands “hard graft” from furloughed workers

By Robert Stevens, 21 May 2020

Coronavirus infections surging in German refugee shelters

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 21 May 2020

Mass sackings as German department store group closes up to 80 stores

World Health Organisation warns pandemic could “turn the clock back” on other killer diseases in Africa

By Stephan McCoy, 21 May 2020

Deaths and illness among youth raise concerns as schools plan to reopen

By Sam Wayne, 21 May 2020

Almost no US prisoners have been released since the beginning of the pandemic

By Sam Dalton, 21 May 2020

Missouri executes 64-year-old man convicted on flimsy evidence

By Warren Duzak, 21 May 2020

Florida stalls jobless pay to force workers back to work

By Alex Johnson, 21 May 2020

Canada’s official opposition attacks Trudeau for “appeasing” China

By Roger Jordan, 21 May 2020

Australia: Twelve fast food outlets closed in Melbourne after coronavirus outbreak

By Martin Scott, 21 May 2020

Sri Lankan president demands legal immunity for the military

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 21 May 2020

New in Mandarin

华尔街以死亡为宴

大卫.诺斯, 2020年5月3日

昨天,4月14日,全球因COVID-19大流行造成的死亡总数超过126,000。在美国,周二有2400多人死亡,使全国受害者总数达到26000。这些官方数字无疑大大低于因冠状病毒感染而死亡的实际人数。

伦敦工人拼死与冠毒作战 富豪纷纷撤离

Michael Barnes, 2020年5月9日

早在新冠病毒大流行之前,伦敦就已是英国丑恶的不平等的中心。如今它不可避免地成为英国疫情的震中。这座城市是整个英国社会阶级分化的集中范例。

New in Turkish

Kapitalizm bilime karşı: 36 saatlik Moderna aşısı taşkınlığının dersleri

Benjamin Mateus, 22 Mayıs 2020

Moderna aşısıyla ilgili yapılan taşkınlıktan çıkan başlıca ders, COVID-19’la mücadelenin iki cephede ilerleyeceğidir. Bunlardan biri tıp cephesi, diğeri ise kapitalist sisteme karşı toplumsal-siyasi mücadeledir.

Yabancı güçler Libya iç savaşını körüklemeyi sürdürürken sivil zayiat artıyor

Alberto Escalera, 22 Mayıs 2020

Libya’nın başkenti Trablus’ta ve çevresinde sivil alanları ve temel altyapıyı hedef alan yoğun bombardıman geçtiğimiz haftalarda şiddetlendi.

New in Russian

Создавайте комитеты действия на предприятиях и рабочих местах, чтобы предотвратить передачу вируса COVID-19 и спасти жизни людей!

Заявление Партии Социалистического Равенства (США), 22 мая 2020 г.

Правительство и корпорации требуют возвращения к работе в разгар пандемии, которая каждую неделю уносит тысячи жизней. Для них стремление к прибыли стоит выше здоровья и безопасности работников и их семей.

New in Portuguese

A pseudociência assassina da “imunidade de rebanho”

Por Andre Damon, 20 Maio 2020

Aqueles que defendem a política de “imunidade de rebanho” argumentam que as medidas para conter a COVID-19 devem ser abandonadas, permitindo que a doença infecte milhares de milhões de pessoas e mate milhões.

A Grande Mentira de Trump, acusando a China de espalhar a COVID-19, é um prelúdio da guerra dos EUA contra a China

Por Peter Symonds, 20 Maio 2020

Os esforços dos Estados Unidos para fazer a China de bode expiatório, apoiados por aliados como a Austrália, são uma tentativa grosseira de desviar a atenção de sua própria negligência criminosa diante da crescente oposição da classe trabalhadora.

New in Spanish

¡Construyan comités de base en las fábricas y lugares de trabajo para prevenir la transmisión del COVID-19 y salvar vidas!

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EE.UU.), 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno y las empresas están exigiendo un regreso al trabajo en media pandemia, lo que cobrará miles de vidas cada semana. Se prioriza su afán de lucro por encima de la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores y sus familias.

Trabajador de armadora de Ford en Chicago da positivo al COVID-19 tras reapertura de plantas automotrices en América del Norte

Shannon Jones, 22 mayo 2020

El Gobierno de Trump está encabezando una campana a favor del regreso al trabajo, eliminando cualquier pretension sobre combater la propagación del virus.

Brasil registra 1.179 muertes de COVID-19 en un solo día en medio de una crisis política recrudecida

Miguel Andrade, 22 mayo 2020

A pesar de que cierra filas detrás de la campaña de regreso al trabajo de Bolsonaro, la clase dominante brasileña es consciente de que está llevando a Brasil al borde de un estallido social.

Un nuevo análisis predice que las muertes por coronavirus en Estados Unidos se triplicarán para fin de año

Bryan Dyne, 22 mayo 2020

Hay pruebas de que el gobierno de Florida, y posiblemente otros, están censurando los datos necesarios para estudiar con precisión el desarrollo de la pandemia

Policía brasileña masacra a 13 en brutal operación en Río de Janeiro

Tomas Castanheira, 22 mayo 2020

En lugar de enviar médicos y enfermeras para proteger a los residentes del COVID-19, el gobierno envía policías, vehículos blindados y helicópteros para matarnos.

New in French

Macron prépare des attaques sur l’emploi face à la crise du COVID-19

Anthony Torres, 22 mai 2020

L’État, les banques et le patronat coordonnent avec les appareils syndicaux des attaques historiques contre l’emploi et les droits sociaux pendant le déconfinement.

La pandémie du Covid-19 menace l’île de Mayotte

Jacques Valentin, 22 mai 2020

Abandonnée des pouvoirs publics français, le département d’outre-mer dans l’Océan indien fait face à l’épidémie dans des conditions sociales et sanitaires déplorables.

Le New York Times démasque le journaliste et militant #MeToo Ronan Farrow en tant qu’imposteur hypocrite

David Walsh, 22 mai 2020

Farrow a été l’enfant chéri des médias américains depuis la publication de son supposé exposé d’Harvey Weinstein dans le New Yorker en octobre 2017.

L'opposition officielle du Canada attaque Trudeau pour son attitude d’«apaisement» à l'égard de la Chine

Roger Jordan, 22 mai 2020

Le commentaire incendiaire du chef conservateur Scheer, qui compare la politique du gouvernement libéral à l'égard de Pékin à la tentative de l'impérialisme britannique de trouver un compromis avec l'Allemagne nazie, marque un nouveau jalon dans la campagne frénétique de l'élite canadienne contre la Chine

New in Norwegian

Etabler grunnplankomitéer på fabrikker og arbeidsplasser for å forhindre overføring av Covid-19-virus og redde liv!

Uttalelse fra Socialist Equality Party (USA), 22. mai 2020

Regjeringen og selskapene krever gjenopptakelse av arbeid midt under en pandemi, som hver uke krever flere tusen liv. Deres pådriv for profitter prioriterer ikke arbeideres og deres familiers helse og sikkerhet.

Trump-administrasjonen gjør Taiwan til sin seneste front i antiKina-kampanjen

Peter Symonds, 22. mai 2020

USA har provoserende hyllet gjenvalget av den taiwanske presidenten Tsai Ing-wen og presset på for Taiwans sak under det årlige ministermøtet for Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO).

USA forbereder antiRussland-krigsspill midt under pandemien

Andrea Peters, 22. mai 2020

Om litt mer enn to uker vil 6 000 amerikanske og polske tropper simulere bakke og luftbårne angrep ca. 56 kilometer fra det russiske territoriet Kaliningrad.

Covid-19-pandemien avslører Frankrikes Nytt Antikapitalistisk Parti

Alex Lantier, 22. mai 2020

Pandemien setter arbeidere i alle land opp i en uforsonlig konflikt med de pro-imperialistiske middelklassepartiene som styringsklassen lenge har fremstilt som venstresiden.

New in German

US-Präsident Trump leugnet wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse

Patrick Martin, 16. Mai 2020

Mit dem Angriff auf den medizinischen Berater Dr. Anthony Fauci mobilisiert Trump die rückständigsten Kräfte der Gesellschaft, um Unterstützung für die tödliche „Öffnung“ der amerikanischen Wirtschaft zu erhalten.

US-Whistleblower warnt: Voreilige Rückkehr an die Arbeit wird zu „nie dagewesenem Anstieg von Erkrankten und Todesopfern“ führen

Bryan Dyne, 16. Mai 2020

Laut Dr. Rick Bright hat die Coronavirus-Pandemie „das Potenzial, die durch die Spanische Grippe von 1918 ausgelöste Katastrophe mit mehr als 50 Millionen Toten in den Schatten zu stellen“.

Corona-Pandemie: Wachsender Widerstand gegen Rückkehr an die Schulen

Andy Niklaus und Carola Kleinert, 16. Mai 2020

In Sachsen und Nordrhein-Westfalen werden die Abstandsregeln in Schulgebäuden außer Kraft gesetzt und Lehrkräfte in Risikogruppen zurück in die Schulen beordert.

Die Ultima Ratio der EU: Mit Schießbefehl und Coronavirus gegen Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Katerina Selin, 16. Mai 2020

Griechische Soldaten setzen Tränengas, Blendgranaten, Gummigeschosse und auch scharfe Munition gegen Flüchtlinge ein, die im Niemandsland zwischen den beiden Nachbarländern Griechenland und Türkei festsitzen.

Schweden: Verzicht auf Covid-19-Maßnahmen führt zu Massensterben in Seniorenheimen

Jordan Shilton, 16. Mai 2020

Schwedens hohe Sterblichkeitsrate ist auf den offiziellen Widerstand gegen eine Abriegelung und Massentests zurückzuführen. Auch hat die jahrzehntelange Sparpolitik das Gesundheitswesen und andere wichtige Dienstleistungen ruiniert.

Geschichtsfälschung im Dienst der Identitätspolitik: „Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution“ von Brendan McGeever
Teil 1

Clara Weiss, 16. Mai 2020

Das Buch verfälscht die Geschichte und argumentiert für Identitätspolitik und gegen eine sozialistische Revolution als Vorbedingung für die Überwindung von Rassismus und Antisemitismus.

New in Italian

La classe lavoratrice, il socialismo e la lotta contro la pandemia

David North, 1 aprile 2020

Gli scioperi e le proteste dei lavoratori di Instacart, Amazon e Whole Foods sono in risposta alla criminale subordinazione della sicurezza dei lavoratori ai profitti aziendali.

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Perspective

Saving Wall Street, not lives
US pandemic cover-up responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands

22 May 2020

On Wednesday, researchers from Columbia University posted a study showing that the massive US death toll, now approaching 100,000, is a direct consequence of decisions made by the Trump administration.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Statement

Build rank-and-file factory and workplace committees to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus and save lives!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 21 May 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

No to the anti-China campaign! For international solidarity against the pandemic and capitalism!

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 22 May 2020

The SEP rejects the chauvinistic attacks by the Trump administration and Democrats aimed at shifting responsibility for the mass death due to the coronavirus pandemic from the American ruling class.

Joseph Kishore interviewed on PRIMO NUTMEG program

Bernie Sanders draws his campaign to an end: The political lessons

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

By Alex Lantier, 21 May 2020

Capitalism vs. science: The lessons of the 36-hour Moderna vaccine frenzy

By Benjamin Mateus, 20 May 2020

Trump official blames high US coronavirus death toll on the diversity that “unfortunately” exists in the population

By Jacob Crosse, 19 May 2020

World health conference dominated by US-China conflict as coronavirus spreads across the globe

By Bill Van Auken, 19 May 2020

Market and profits impede COVID-19 vaccine effort

By Frank Gaglioti, 18 May 2020

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

By Andre Damon, 16 May 2020

Capitalist economics and the politics of death

By David North, 11 May 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Featured Videos

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

With Andre Damon

Trump’s “Bay of Pigs” in Venezuela

With Bill Van Auken

Over 200 strikes and job actions in US during pandemic so far

With Jerry White

The Trump administration’s war against society

With Joseph Kishore

Commentary

After the New York Times’ critique: Former NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer takes Ronan Farrow to task

By David Walsh, 22 May 2020

Lauer was abruptly fired in late 2017 following complaints by an NBC employee, with whom he was having an affair, about his alleged sexual misbehavior.

The New York Times exposes journalist, #MeToo crusader Ronan Farrow as a dishonest fraud

By David Walsh, 20 May 2020

More than three million individual readers have accessed the World Socialist Web Site since the beginning of 2020

By David North and Andre Damon, 27 April 2020

FBI and Department of Justice reject Freedom of Information Act document request by SEP National Chairman David North

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Arts Review

World on Fire: Dramas of World War II

By Joanne Laurier, 22 May 2020

World on Fire, a seven-episode series, is set at the beginning of World War II and follows characters from five countries. Colored by anti-war and anti-fascist views, it takes place in France, Britain, Germany and Poland.

Lost Girls: The everyday cruelty of American life

By David Walsh, 21 May 2020

Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider: The pioneer of electronica (1947-2020)

By Paul Bond, 19 May 2020

Television adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere: Small change, in fact

By Joanne Laurier, 18 May 2020

25 years ago: Clinton and Republicans move forward with historic budget cuts

On May 18, 1995, the United States House of Representatives passed its version of the deficit reduction plan by a vote of 238 to 193, with eight Democrats joining the Republican majority.

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50 years ago: East and West German leaders hold summit

On May 21, 1970, Chancellor Willy Brandt of West Germany and Premier Willi Stoph of East Germany met in Kassel, a city in the West German state of Hesse near the border with East Germany.

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75 years ago: British wartime coalition government ends

On May 21, 1945, the British Labour Party voted to withdraw support for the Conservative Party government of Winston Churchill, ending a de facto wartime coalition.

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100 years ago: Battle between coal miners and company thugs in Matewan, West Virginia

On May 19, 1920, West Virginia coal miners confronted agents from the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency who had been hired by the Stone Mountain Coal Company to evict miners and their families from company housing.

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Workers Struggles

UK postal workers in Peterborough walk out; unions back reopening of French Amazon; Belgian medics protest
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

22 May 2020

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

UK: COVID-19 confirmed among ASOS warehouse workers

By Tony Robson, 14 May 2020

ASOS worker in UK speaks on unsafe conditions in warehouse

Australian pseudo-left groups try to rescue university union from outrage over sellout deal

By Carolyn Kennett and Mike Head, 14 May 2020

Ohio University lays off 140 workers amid massive statewide cuts to higher education

By Katy Kinner, 14 May 2020

Mounting worker opposition to Quebec’s reckless back-to-work drive

By Louis Girard, 14 May 2020

New York University grad students go on three-day sickout
For the formation of rank-and-file strike committees! Break with the UAW and the Democratic Party!

Science

Thirty years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 2 May 2020

Trump executive order asserts US property rights in outer space

Science vs. Trump: The dangerous promotion of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19

By Benjamin Mateus, 13 April 2020

International May Day Online Rally

Governments worldwide respond to COVID-19 by saving profits, not lives

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 12 May 2020

The ruling elite’s efforts to enforce a return to work—and impose a massive restructuring of class relations to pay for the bailout of Wall Street—will encounter enormous opposition from the working class.

Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
The COVID-19 pandemic: A trigger event in world history

By David North, 4 May 2020

We are publishing here the text of the opening report to the 2020 International Online May Day Rally delivered by David North.

On May 2, the International Committee of the Fourth International held its annual International May Day Online Rally, with speakers and participants from throughout the world. Readers can listen to the entire rally here.

History

Russian court keeps historian of Stalinist massacres jailed amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Clara Weiss, 12 May 2020

The vendetta against Dmitriev is part of the campaign by Russia’s state and ruling oligarchy to suppress all efforts to uncover the truth about the crimes of Stalinism.

One Hundred and Fifty Years Since the Birth of Lenin

By David North, 22 April 2020

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in the Russian city of Simbirsk on April 22, 1870. Known in history under the name of Lenin, he was the founder of the Bolshevik Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution and, undoubtedly, a towering figure in the political and intellectual history of the twentieth century.

Fifty years since the massacre of students at Kent State

By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2020

The New York Times' 1619 Project

The Times’ 1619 Project is damned with faint praise
Hannah-Jones receives Pulitzer Prize for personal commentary, not historical writing

By Tom Mackaman and David North, 9 May 2020

The Pulitzer awards took no notice of the New York Times’ pretentious claims that the 1619 Project is an important contribution to the understanding of American history. It granted Hannah-Jones an award for “Commentary.”

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

27 February 2020

Hosni Mubarak, US-backed dictator of Egypt for 30 years, dead at 91

26 February 2020

Free Julian Assange

Declassified Mueller investigation transcripts confirm no evidence WikiLeaks colluded with Russia

By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020

The “Russian connection” was baldly asserted by the Democratic Party, US intelligence officials and the corporate media

Assange extradition hearing rescheduled for September

By Thomas Scripps, 5 May 2020

Assange extradition hearing delayed following defence appeal

By Thomas Scripps, 28 April 2020

Application for delay in Assange extradition hearing as COVID-19 sweeps through UK prisons

By Alice Summers, 27 April 2020

A year since the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

Ten years since WikiLeaks published Collateral Murder

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Book Review

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part two

By Clara Weiss, 13 April 2020

This is the second part of a two-part review.

Brendan McGeever’s Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution: Distorting history in the service of identity politics
Part one

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on COVID-19 pandemic

By our reporters, 13 April 2020

SEP General Secretary Wije Dias exposed the Rajapakse government’s reactionary response to the disaster and outlined a revolutionary socialist program for the working class.

Coronavirus crisis in Sri Lanka: A program for the working class

the Socialist Equality Party, 28 March 2020

Fight for an international socialist program against war, social devastation and dictatorship
Vote Socialist Equality Party in the Sri Lankan general election

Manifesto of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 21 March 2020

Mehring Books

Mehring Yayıncılık publishes Turkish-language edition of The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

By Ulaş Ateşçi, 30 March 2020

First published by the WSWS in February 2018, The Struggle against Imperialism and for Workers’ Power in Iran—A Reply to a Proponent of “Iranian Islamic Socialism” advances a socialist strategy for the working class in a country that has been the target of US imperialist aggression for decades.

Preface to the Turkish edition of The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran

By Keith Jones, 30 March 2020

A viable strategy to defeat imperialism can only be founded on the working class, and requires its independent political mobilization against all factions of the Iranian bourgeoisie.

Amazon

As more workers test positive for COVID-19, Amazon ignores demands to close warehouses

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

South Carolina Amazon worker speaks on loss of his health, benefits and job

By Ed Hightower and Michael Walters, 21 March 2020

Donald Thrift Jr was left jobless with $27,000 in medical debt after contracting double pneumonia while working in an Amazon fulfillment center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Amazon workers in New York City shut down warehouse after worker tests positive for coronavirus

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

Defend public education!

No Layoffs! No Cuts!
A fighting strategy to defend public education in San Diego’s Sweetwater Union High School district

By Evelyn Rios, 9 March 2020

The Socialist Equality Party calls on teachers, students and parents to form independent rank-and-file and neighborhood committees throughout the city to organize opposition to austerity and social inequality.

San Ysidro, California high school students walk out to oppose attacks on public education

Joseph Kishore – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 7 March 2020

On Friday, March 6, hundreds of students at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California walked out to oppose budget cuts and attacks on public education.

As support for wildcat strike spreads
Unions work to defeat UC-Santa Cruz grad student strike

By Jonathan Burleigh, 27 February 2020

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Trotskyism and China

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

History of the ICFI

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

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

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International