COVID-19 rages through food processing plants, warehouses and manufacturing facilities

By Jerry White, 23 June 2020

More than 24,000 meatpacking workers have been infected and at least 91 have died.

WHO warns coronavirus pandemic entering a “dangerous phase”

Global outrage over violent police arrest of 50-year-old French nurse Farida

“You risk your life when you go back to work”
Ford workers express health concerns as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

By Tim Rivers and George Kirby, 23 June 2020

Ford workers spoke to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter about returning to work during the pandemic.

Companies vow no more shutdowns for COVID-19 as US auto plants resume full production

Death of two workers sparks wildcat strike by 3,200 workers at auto parts plant in Matamoros, Mexico

US-owned auto parts maker fires dozens of workers in Matamoros, Mexico for demanding truth about COVID-19 outbreak

By Andrea Lobo, 23 June 2020

Tridonex Cardone management has fired dozens of workers who demanded the truth about the spread of infection and death at the US company’s Mexican plants.

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Bolton appeals for right-wing Republicans to break with Trump on foreign policy

By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2020

The former Trump national security advisor has given numerous anti-Trump press interviews to promote his newly launched—and lucrative—White House memoir.

Reading terror suspect fought in US-British proxy war to overthrow Libya’s Gaddafi

By Robert Stevens, 23 June 2020

Saadallah and his family have connections to the British-based group of Libyans who were opposed to the rule of the country’s then-leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

Walkout by sorting office workers at Barnsley Royal Mail after coronavirus outbreak

By Thomas Scripps, 23 June 2020

Royal Mail workers at the central post sorting office in Barnsley, England walked out yesterday after colleagues tested positive for coronavirus.

UK students in precarious situation during the pandemic

By Ioan Petrescu, 23 June 2020

An online petition demanding the reimbursement of all this year’s fee due to the pandemic has gathered 345,731 signatures as of the time of writing. Another one, that only asks for refunds for the third semester, has 109,282 signatures.

India-China conflict threatens to undermine Russian foreign policy

By Clara Weiss, 23 June 2020

While the US has intervened aggressively on the side of India, Russia sees the clash as a challenge to its geo-strategy and is seeking to negotiate a resolution to the conflict.

US stokes India-China conflict, blames Chinese “aggression” for border clash

Germany seeks to tighten European asylum law

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 23 June 2020

The core elements are the internment of refugees at the EU’s external borders and the implementation of fast-track asylum procedures.

The scandal surrounding German MP Philipp Amthor: What is Augustus Intelligence?

By Peter Schwarz, 23 June 2020

The question arises whether Augustus Intelligence is a genuine commercial enterprise or rather a covert intelligence service operation.

Sri Lankan soldiers kill Tamil youth in Jaffna

By Wimal Perera, 23 June 2020

The shooting of Thiraviyam Ramalingam is part of the army occupation of the North and East and President Rajapakse’s increasing militarisation of his rule.

Quarantine bungles in New Zealand threaten new COVID-19 outbreak

By Tom Peters, 23 June 2020

The Ardern government has placed the military in charge of quarantine hotels after health authorities allowed travellers to leave without being cleared of COVID-19.

Canada presses ahead with final phase of back-to-work drive

By Frédéric Charlebois, 23 June 2020

Contrary to the ruling elite’s claim of a return to “normality,” everything indicates that the drop in COVID-19 infections in Quebec and across Canada is temporary.

Australian High Court rules tear-gassed youth detainees entitled to damages

By Martin Scott, 23 June 2020

Little has changed at the infamous Don Dale Youth Detention Centre since the high-profile 2014 incident.

22 June 2020

Trump in Tulsa: Fascist ranting and political debacle

By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2020

World coronavirus cases rocket past 9 million as pandemic accelerates

By Bryan Dyne, 22 June 2020

Coronavirus spreading among agriculture and seafood workers in the US

By Emma Arceneaux, 22 June 2020

Former Amazon worker Jana Jumpp says the nearly 1,600 COVID-19 cases she has counted in warehouses are “just the tip of the iceberg”

By Tom Carter, 22 June 2020

Nationwide protests against police violence continue as LA County sheriffs kill two more

By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2020

More on the police murder of George Floyd »

India and China rush troops, weaponry to disputed border region

By Keith Jones, 22 June 2020

COVID-19 flares again in China

By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2020

Germany: Trial begins in murder of CDU politician Walter Lübcke

By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 22 June 2020

NATO grants Ukraine enhanced status as US steps up military aid

By Jason Melanovski, 22 June 2020

Suspected assailant in Reading terrorist attack was known to UK intelligence agencies

By Robert Stevens, 22 June 2020

Corporations continue to slash workforces in Britain

By Barry Mason, 22 June 2020

US school districts posture as opponents of militarized schools

By Alexander Fangmann, 22 June 2020

New York Governor Cuomo reopens economy as COVID-19 infection rate rises across US

By Philip Guelpa, 22 June 2020

Further evidence of the criminality of the New York Democratic administration response to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Clara Weiss, 22 June 2020

Tens of thousands rally in French-occupied Mali for resignation of president

By Will Morrow, 22 June 2020

Western Massachusetts psychiatric units facing imminent closure

By Ben Oliver, 22 June 2020

University of Chicago grad students disaffiliate from the American Federation of Teachers

By Andy Thompson, 22 June 2020

Quebec Solidaire backs Canadian elites’ disastrous handling of COVID-19 pandemic

By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 22 June 2020

Australian government steps up attack on university students and workers

By Mike Head, 22 June 2020

Australian university lecturers voice concerns about their conditions and the role of the NTEU

By our correspondent, 22 June 2020

New in Turkish

Türk ordusu Irak Kürdistanı’na kara harekatı başlattı

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 Haziran 2020

Büyük güçler ve bölgesel güçler arasında Libya, Doğu Akdeniz ve Suriye üzerine artan uluslararası çatışmaların ortasında, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri (TSK) Irak Kürdistanı’na askeri harekat başlattı.

New in Mandarin

工人阶级、社会主义与抗击大流行病

David North, 2020年6月18日

在第四国际创始文件《过渡纲领》中,列昂·托洛茨基将1936-1937年大萧条期间在美国爆发的静坐罢工描述为 “美国工人为了将自己提升到历史给予他们的那些任务的水准所做的本能努力”。

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 Russian

Представитель «Социалистической альтернативы» Кшама Савант выступает за реформу местной полиции и поддерживает политику Демократической партии

Хулио Патрон и Кайла Коста, 20 июня 2020 г.

Настаивая на том, что полиция может быть радикально реформирована в рамках капитализма, член городского совета Сиэтла Кшама Савант скрывает фундаментальный характер полиции как инструмента капиталистического государства.

Лидер немецкой Левой партии Сара Вагенкнехт призывает к деглобализации

Петер Шварц, 20 июня 2020 г.

«Защита рабочих и отечественных поставщиков от дешевого импорта и враждебных поглощений является не националистической, а демократической обязанностью», — заявляет Вагенкнехт.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Чеченские боевики освободили захваченных заложников

20 июня 2020 г.

20 июня 1995 года чеченские боевики освободили последнюю группу из более чем 1 тысячи человек, удерживавшихся в течение пяти дней в качестве заложников в Буденновске, и возвратились в Чечню в соответствии с соглашением, заключенным с российским премьер-министром Виктором Черномырдиным.

New in French

Un mois après la réouverture: la COVID-19 fait des ravages dans les États et les lieux de travail américains

Jerry White, 20 juin 2020

Le conditionnement de la viande aux États-Unis, les usines automobiles et d’autres importants lieux de travail ont été un vecteur important de la propagation de cette maladie mortelle.

De nouvelles demandes d’allocations de chômage indiquent une récession prolongée aux États-Unis

Shannon Jones, 20 juin 2020

Les nouvelles demandes pour la semaine qui se termine le 13 juin se sont élevées à 1,5 million, soit une baisse marginale par rapport aux semaines précédentes, ce qui indique que le choc produit par la pandémie a déclenché un effondrement plus vaste de l’économie.

Un général français de haut rang annonce les préparatifs de guerres «État contre État»

Will Morrow, 20 juin 2020

Faisant une analogie avec la pandémie de coronavirus, Burkhard a déclaré que l’éruption d’une guerre majeure «ne manque que la patient zéro de l’epidémie guerrière».

L’armée turque lance des attaques terrestres au Kurdistan irakien pour cibler le PKK

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 juin 2020

Au milieu de conflits internationaux croissants sur la Libye, la Méditerranée orientale et la Syrie, la Turquie a envahi le nord de l’Irak pour attaquer les milices nationalistes kurdes.

Comment les syndicats canadiens et le NPD ont ouvert la voie à un projet de loi imposant le retour au travail en pleine pandémie

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 juin 2020

La législation proposée appauvrirait et criminaliserait les travailleurs qui refusent de risquer leur vie et celle de leur famille pour le profit du patronat.

New in Spanish

Un mes tras el desconfinamiento: el COVID-19 hace estragos en muchos estados y centros laborales de EE.UU.

Jerry White, 20 junio 2020

Los frigoríficos, plantas automotrices y otros centros laborales grandes se han vuelto importantes vectores de propagación de la mortal enfermedad.

El desastre del desempleo en EE.UU. se intensifica, según 1.5 millones de personas solicitaron beneficios por desempleo la semana pasada

Shannon Jones, 20 junio 2020

El desempleo masivo en los EE.UU. no se ha visto desde la Gran Depresión de los años 30.

Las protestas masivas contra la violencia policial se expanden antes de las manifestaciones del 15 de junio en los EE. UU.

Kevin Reed, 20 junio 2020

Se han realizado manifestaciones en 1,670 pueblos y ciudades de los Estados Unidos en respuesta al asesinato de George Floyd, otros actos de violencia asesina por parte de la policía y la represión de los manifestantes.

Una entrevista con la Dra. Mona Masood, fundadora de la Línea de Apoyo Médico

Kate Randall, 20 junio 2020

El WSWS habló con la Dra. Mona Masood sobre su experiencia en la creación de una línea de apoyo de psiquiatras para atender las necesidades de salud mental de los médicos durante la pandemia de coronavirus.

La CIA reconoce que WikiLeaks expuso su tesoro de herramientas de guerra cibernética en 2017

Kevin Reed, 20 junio 2020

Porciones de un informe interno de la CIA sobre la exposición de 2017 han sido publicadas por el senador de Oregón, Ron Wyden, miembro del Comité de Inteligencia del Senado.

New in German

Covid-19 verbreitet sich in den USA in Fabriken und Betrieben

Jerry White, 20. Juni 2020

Einen Monat nach der Wiederaufnahme der Produktion zeichnet sich ein starker Anstieg der tödlichen Lungenkrankheit ab. Besonders die Fleischverarbeitungsindustrie und Autofabriken sind betroffen, aber auch weitere Großbetriebe.

Mordprozess im Fall Lübcke hat begonnen

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 20. Juni 2020

Am Dienstag hat das Frankfurter Oberlandesgericht den Mordprozess gegen Stephan Ernst und Markus Hartmann eröffnet. Die Rolle des Verfassungsschutzes und der neonazistischen Szene in Kassel bleiben außen vor.

Nein zur Wiedereröffnung der Schulen!
Gründet Aktionskomitees zum Schutz von Schülern und Lehrern!

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 20. Juni 2020

Die IYSSE lehnen die Wiedereröffnung der Schulen in Deutschland und Europa unter unsicheren Bedingungen inmitten der Covid-19-Pandemie strikt ab.

Französischer Stabschef gibt Kriegsvorbereitungen bekannt

Will Morrow, 20. Juni 2020

General Thierry Burkhard, Stabschef der französischen Landstreitkräfte, erklärte, dass für den Ausbruch eines großen Kriegs „nur noch der Patient Null der Kriegsepidemie“ fehlt.

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New in Portuguese

O conflito na fronteira Índia-China e o quadro inflamável da geopolítica mundial

Keith Jones, 19 Junho 2020

A disputa da fronteira indochinesa é apenas um dos inúmeros focos de conflito globais onde a agressão norte-americana tem incitado ou agravado conflitos entre Estados e os transformado em potenciais catalisadores de uma conflagração mundial.

A violência policial e a dominação de classe

Niles Niemuth e Joseph Kishore, 19 Junho 2020

O que não está presente em nenhum dos comentários da mídia sobre a violência policial, ou nas declarações dos políticos burgueses, é qualquer exame do que é a polícia e da sua relação com a sociedade capitalista.

"Eles acham seus lucros mais importantes que a vida humana"
Operários mexicanos dizem que a General Motors está encobrindo surto de COVID-19 na fábrica de Silao

Andrea Lobo, 19 Junho 2020

O encobrimento dos casos da COVID-19 pela GM e centenas de outras fabricantes em todo o México não só é sancionado pelo governo López Obrador, mas faz parte de uma política oficial de subnotificação de casos.

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 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.

Other Languages

Perspective

For international working class action against the COVID-19 pandemic!

23 June 2020

Only an independent political intervention by the international working class against the capitalist system can put an end to the mass deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

The fight to put the SEP on the ballot continues as Illinois court denies challenge to relaxed ballot access rules

By Kristina Betinis, 23 June 2020

An appeals court denied a challenge to an April ruling that the pandemic and social distancing presented a “nearly insurmountable hurdle” to the in-person collection of tens of thousands of signatures.

Socialist Equality Party challenges undemocratic ballot access laws in Michigan

By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020

SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan

SEP launches petition to appear on the presidential ballot in Illinois

Oppose all public education budget cuts, layoffs and the unsafe reopening of schools! For a socialist program to fully fund and vastly expand public education!

By Joseph Kishore--Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 23 June 2020

As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for president in the 2020 US elections, I condemn the widespread attacks on public education implemented by Democrats and Republicans.

Andreja Pejić interviews Joseph Kishore on Instagram

The Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate spoke about the multiracial protests against police violence, identity politics, and the way forward for the international working class.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

The New York Times’s 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

Arts Review

The Strokes’ The New Abnormal and Hamilton Leithauser’s The Loves Of Your Life: Two decades on from the rise of “indie rock”

By Matthew Brennan, 23 June 2020

Two of the more notable bands to emerge from the early 2000s “indie rock” music scene, which was centered in New York City, have recently produced new albums.

“It’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life”
Rapper Lil Baby’s new single begins to address “The Bigger Picture”

By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 22 June 2020

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has released a new song about the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.

Quebec film distributors censor Roman Polanski’s J’accuse

By Louis Girard, 20 June 2020

Seven Days in May (1964): When American filmmaking envisioned a military coup

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 19 June 2020

Workers Struggles

As COVID ravages Latin America, workers continue to protest response
Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 June 2020

Bridgestone workers in Argentina, hospital workers in Peru and delivery drivers in Brazil were just some of the workers joining protests this past week.

“For the elite, lives are expendable”
Canadian nurse denounces budget cuts, government neglect and reckless back-to-work drive

By our reporter, 18 June 2020

Australian pseudo-left groups protect university union from revolt against pay-cutting plans

By a correspondent, 18 June 2020

Commentary

Responding to mass protests against police brutality, Germany’s Left Party appeals for a police state

By Peter Schwarz and Johannes Stern, 22 June 2020

Germany’s Left Party has responded with open hostility to the mass protests against police violence that have spread around the world following the police murder of George Floyd.

Johnson government mounts offensive against mass opposition to police violence and racism

By Thomas Scripps, 20 June 2020

The UAW’s Juneteenth stunt

By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 June 2020

Mehring Books

Introduction to The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

By Joseph Kishore, 19 June 2020

We are publishing here the introduction to the upcoming book The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995. The book consists of lectures on the development of the perspective and program of the International Committee of the Fourth International in the aftermath of the split with the British Workers Revolutionary Party in February 1986.

Free Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s fiancé calls on the Australian government to secure his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020

The “60 Minutes” program was the first substantive examination of Assange’s plight by the Australian media since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 June 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on global protests against police murders

By Wije Dias, 22 June 2020

Wije Dias, General Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka, delivered the main speech at an online meeting on the global protests against the police killings and moves towards autocratic methods of rule.

25 years ago: Germany sends troops into the Balkans

On June 26, 1995, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced the decision to deploy German troops into the Balkans for the first time since Hitler’s Wehrmacht invaded the region in 1941.

More »

50 years ago: Alexander Dubček expelled from the Communist Party

Alexander Dubček, former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, was expelled from membership on June 26, 1970.

More »

75 years ago: Victory parade in Moscow celebrates defeat of Nazi Germany

On June 24, 1945, more than 40,000 Red Army soldiers marched through Moscow in one of the largest military parades held to that point in the Soviet Union.

More »

100 years ago: British gunboats kill 1,000 in Turkish city of Izmit

On June 26, 1920, the British Royal Navy bombarded the city of Izmit on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, killing over 1,000 Turkish nationalist troops.

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Book Review

Yellow Star, Red Star
Capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascism in southeastern Europe since 1989

By Clara Weiss, 20 June 2020

Though fatally flawed by its equation of Stalinism with communism, and the author’s reluctance to discuss the social character of the restoration of capitalism, the book exposes the close relationship between capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascist forces.

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

SEP (Australia) June 23 online lecture
The ICFI and the war against Pabloism

19 June 2020

The lecture will review the international political context of the emergence of Pabloism, a national-opportunist tendency within the Fourth International.

June 7 Online Meeting

History

Book Review
Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2020

The History Channel’s Grant

By Tom Mackaman, 1 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan president establishes military taskforce: Another step toward dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 June 2020

The coronavirus pandemic

The Malthusian underpinnings of Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” strategy

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 2020

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

Brazilian Trotskyists issue call for working-class action against pandemic
What will be the cost of implementing this program? Who will pay for it?

Statement of the Brazilian Socialist Equality Group (In Solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 2 June 2020

Turkish Trotskyists call for independent working-class action against the pandemic

By Sosyalist Eşitlik (in solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 5 June 2020

British Trotskyists issue call for working class action against pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 May 2020

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls for action committees to counter COVID-19 and defend jobs

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 June 2020

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 3 June 2020

London bus drivers face COVID-19 disaster: Build rank-and-file safety committees!

By Laura Tiernan, 5 June 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Science

Thirty years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 2 May 2020

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

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

By Jerry White, 27 February 2020

From 1983 to 1995, Bieber presided over the final demise of the UAW as an organization that conducted a limited defense of the day-to-day interests of autoworkers and its transformation into what it is today: a direct arm of corporate management.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 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

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.

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

By Tom Carter, 25 March 2020

At least three Amazon workers in Shepherdsville, Kentucky tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, following the discovery of COVID-19 cases in New York, Florida and Michigan warehouses.

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

By Shuvu Batta, 21 March 2020

The discovery that an Amazon worker in Queens had tested positive for coronavirus sparked work stoppages which shut the processing facility Thursday night.