Fiat Chrysler bribed UAW with tens of millions, new GM court filing alleges

By Tom Hall, 5 August 2020

The new documents contain allegations of massive corruption on the part of the UAW, exceeding anything brought to light so far by the parallel criminal probe by the FBI.

House Speaker Pelosi signals readiness to cut unemployment benefits

By Jacob Crosse, 5 August 2020

Congress continues to quibble over a new bill as the crisis deepens for millions of workers and their families.

Widespread protests in Bolivia oppose postponement of elections

By Tomas Castanheira, 5 August 2020

Since Monday, a movement of strikes and blockades of main roads by workers and peasants has been spreading in Bolivia.

Massive explosion in Beirut kills dozens and injures thousands

By Kevin Reed, 5 August 2020

A deadly explosion in the port district of Beirut, Lebanon Tuesday evening flattened buildings in the immediate vicinity and sent a shock wave across the city.

US teachers defy threats to cut funding for schools that delay in-person learning

By Phyllis Steele, 5 August 2020

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states are moving to cut funding and outsource the jobs of teachers if schools do not open with full in-person learning.

Drive to reopen US schools continues despite mounting evidence of deadly consequences

New York educators oppose city and state school reopening plans

By Sandy English, 5 August 2020

Teachers in New York are determined to prevent the unsafe reopening of schools by the Democratic mayor and governor.

Lancet warns of massive resurgence of coronavirus after UK school reopening

By Thomas Scripps, 5 August 2020

Medical professionals warn that schools cannot be reopened safely when testing and tracing are grossly inadequate and there is already a resurgence of the pandemic.

Scottish government prepares to reopen schools as new COVID-19 spikes emerge

UK teachers’ pay award: A shoddy deal for all

By Tom Pearce, 5 August 2020

The offer is divisive and paltry. It will not be funded nationally by the Johnson government, but out of school budgets which are chronically under-funded.

Brazilian teachers oppose back-to-school drive

By our correspondents, 5 August 2020

Amid intense opposition from teachers and parents, private schools were reopened last month in the state of Amazonas and this week in Rio de Janeiro.

Fascist networks in German police and military issue new death threats

By Jan Ritter and Max Linhof, 5 August 2020

A growing number of threatening e-mails and faxes, almost all signed NSU 2.0, have been sent to left-wing artists, immigrants, politicians, journalists and lawyers.

Pro-US liberal opposition promotes greater power for regional authorities in Russian protests

By Clara Weiss, 5 August 2020

The political intervention of the pro-US “liberal” opposition is aimed, above all, at turning sections of the upper-middle class and the oligarchy against Putin and winning them for a right-wing “palace coup.”

As COVID-19 surges, infected Turkish workers forced back to work

By Barış Demir, 5 August 2020

The coronavirus is again spreading unrestrainedly in Turkey due to the criminal back-to-work policies of the ruling class.

COVID-19 surges in Spain as government pushes reopening of schools

By Alejandro López, 5 August 2020

The return to school is a criminal policy exposing children, teachers, families and neighbourhoods to serious illness and death.

Zimbabwe: Government repression as social unrest mounts

By Stephan McCoy, 5 August 2020

The crackdown gives the lie to the claims that Mnangagwa would bring an end to tyranny, corruption, and social misery.

US imposes new sanctions on China over alleged Uyghur abuses

By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2020

US propaganda now includes allegations of Uyghur “genocide,” based on sensational accounts of forced birth control and the sterilization of Uyghur women in Xinjiang province.

Hong Kong delays legislative elections amid crackdown on democratic rights

Consecrating an historic crime:
Indian PM Modi to lay cornerstone for Hindu temple at site of razed Ayodhya mosque

By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 August 2020

Facing mounting popular anger over its ruinous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BJP government is doubling down on its Hindu supremacist agenda.

Tropical Storm Isaias causes flooding and power outages across the US east coast

By Aaron Murch, 8 April 2020

The storm is certain to have an exacerbating effect in areas already ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd’s arrest and murder

By Kevin Martinez, 5 August 2020

The harrowing footage, not meant for public distribution, was leaked to the Daily Mail this week.

“A lot of people really don’t think we should be working right now”
GM Fairfax worker speaks out on spread of COVID-19

By James Tatsch, 5 August 2020

Last week saw the highest number of new recorded cases for the Kansas City metro area since the start of the pandemic.

Amazon violates its own health and safety rules in COVID-19 coverup

By Nick Barrickman and Patrick Smith, 5 August 2020

Amazon continues to withhold the number of reported coronavirus infections from its own workers and the public, placing countless lives in danger.

A monstrous betrayal of nearly 10-month struggle
United Steelworkers shuts down strike by Asarco copper miners

By Samuel Davidson, 5 August 2020

In a monstrous betrayal, the union has closed down picket lines and ordered striking miners to accept any job offered by the company or risk losing their unemployment benefits and any recall rights.

Australian meatworks emerge as centres of COVID-19

By Steve Strietberg, 5 August 2020

Amid growing infections throughout the industry, cold storage workers at the JBS plant in Melbourne refused to begin work last week, demanding safe working conditions.

COVID-19 “state of disaster” imposed across Australian state of Victoria

Islamic Women’s Council calls for transparency from inquiry into New Zealand terrorist attack

By Tom Peters, 5 August 2020

The WSWS spoke with Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women’s Council, which is concerned about secrecy surrounding the royal commission into last year’s fascist attack.

3 August 2020

Anger grows across the US as closed-door talks continue on expired unemployment relief

By Jacob Crosse, 4 August 2020

Congress of millionaires robs the unemployed

“Most people here think the plant should be shut down”
Workers describe unsafe conditions at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant

By Tim Rivers and George Kirby, 4 August 2020

Trump installs ex-general and anti-Islam bigot in top Pentagon post

By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2020

Teachers protest Jordan government’s closure of union and harsh crackdown

By Jean Shaoul, 4 August 2020

Migrant farmworkers in Spain protest amid COVID-19 surge

By Alice Summers, 4 August 2020

ArcelorMittal lays off hundreds of steelworkers in Indiana, Ohio

By George Gallanis, 4 August 2020

Stricter lockdown reimposed in Philippines as cases top 100,000

By Joseph Santolan, 4 August 2020

Amid COVID-19 “disaster,” Australian state government announces limited workplace closures

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 August 2020

Mass unemployment to worsen in Australia following Victorian lockdown

By Mike Head, 4 August 2020

Britain’s jobs massacre continues

By Margot Miller, 4 August 2020

BALPA pilots union enforces sell-out deal at British Airways

By Barry Mason, 4 August 2020

New COVID-19 infections take hold in first week of attempted cruise industry restart

By Tom Casey, 4 August 2020

California’s Apple Fire burns 20,000 acres, forces thousands from their homes

By Peter Ross, 4 August 2020

COVID-19 takes hold in Papua New Guinea

By John Braddock, 4 August 2020

Montreal dockworkers escalate strike action against speed-up, victimization

By Carl Bronski, 4 August 2020

New in German

Bilanz eines Monats: 7,2 Millionen Coronafälle, 165.000 Tote

Bryan Dyne, 5. August 2020

Die Covid-19-Pandemie breitet sich weiter in der Weltbevölkerung aus: Der Juli war bisher der tödlichste Monat.

In den USA wächst die Wut
Corona-Zuschuss für Arbeitslose weiter ungeklärt

Jacob Crosse, 5. August 2020

Millionen von Arbeitern in Amerika wissen nicht, wie sie ihre Miete zahlen sollen oder wo sie die nächste Mahlzeit herbekommen.

Rechter Terror in Erfurt

Marianne Arens, 5. August 2020

Nach einem lebensbedrohlichen Überfall auf drei Männer aus Guinea ließen die Thüringer Behörden alle mutmaßlichen Täter, zwölf stadtbekannt Neonazi-Schläger, schon nach wenigen Stunden wieder frei.

Stimmt für die Kandidaten der SEP bei den Wahlen in Sri Lanka!
Kämpft für eine Arbeiter- und Bauernregierung und sozialistischen Internationalismus!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 5. August 2020

Die SEP ist die einzige Partei, die ein internationales sozialistisches Programm zur Bekämpfung der Covid-19-Krise, zur Verteidigung der demokratischen Rechte und zum Widerstand gegen den imperialistischen Krieg vorlegt.

New in Mandarin

社会阶级、资本主义与乔治·弗洛伊德的谋杀

Niles Niemuth, 2020年8月3日

就像过去常常发生的那样,政治建制和媒体在鼓吹一种种族叙事,以此来掩盖警察暴力背后的社会和经济基础,来将大众的愤怒从资本主义制度上转移开来。

一个中国学生关于COVID-19疫情的来信

a correspondent, 2020年7月22日

这次疫情激起的危机还将造成怎样的长期的决定性的负面影响。

支持国际工人阶级对抗COVID-19大流行病的行动!

第四国际国际委员会的声明, 2020年6月29日

只有一场来自国际工人阶级的反对资本主义的独立政治干预 才能结束COVID-19大流行带来的大规模死亡

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。

New in Portuguese

Os 10 anos da publicação dos arquivos da guerra do Afeganistão pelo WikiLeaks

Oscar Grenfell, 1 Agosto 2020

Os documentos ofereceram à população mundial uma visão inédita dos primeiros crimes de guerra do século XXI.

Carta Aberta de David North, presidente do Conselho Editorial do WSWS, ao CEO da Alphabet, Sundar Pichai

David North, 1 Agosto 2020

Esta carta de David North foi escrita em resposta ao depoimento de Pichai na Comissão do Judiciário da Câmara, onde ele reconheceu as denúncias do WSWS de censura pelo Google.

New in French

Trump évoque la possibilité de repousser les élections
Et les deux partis exigent que l’armée fasse l’arbitre

Eric London, 1 août 2020

Trump a affirmé sans fondement que l'élection serait entachée de fraude électorale alors que son nombre d’électeurs atteint un plancher historique.

Lettre ouverte de David North, président du WSWS, à Sundar Pichai, directeur général d'Alphabet

1 août 2020

Cette lettre de David North a été écrite en réponse au témoignage de Pichai, mercredi devant le Comité de la Chambre des représentants du Congrès sur le pouvoir judiciaire, dans lequel il reconnaît les plaintes du WSWS concernant la censure exercée par Google.

Des millions de gens font face à un désastre économique et social tandis que Wall Street fait la fête

Jerry White, 1 août 2020

Alors même que l’économie américaine a subi la plus forte contraction de son histoire et que le nombre de décès dus à la pandémie a dépassé 155.000, la fortune privée des milliardaires américains continue d’augmenter.

Les profits des sociétés avant la vie: les politiques de relance de l'Europe mettent en danger des millions de vies

Johannes Stern, 1 août 2020

Six mois après que l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a déclaré que le coronavirus était une urgence sanitaire mondiale, la situation en Europe est de nouveau hors de contrôle.

Malgré la pandémie, les grandes fortunes françaises ont triplé depuis 2010

Kumaran Ira, 1 août 2020

L’accumulation de richesses faramineux par une petite aristocratie financière est le produit de l’austérité imposée par tous les gouvernements successifs.

Québec: des extrémistes de droite prennent contrôle d’une manifestation d’employés de la santé – un avertissement aux travailleurs

nos reporters, 1 août 2020

La manifestation du 18 juillet dernier en banlieue de Montréal, initialement convoquée par des préposés aux bénéficiaires, a été envahie par une horde d’éléments ultra-nationalistes, brandissant des pancartes contre le port du masque et une marée de drapeaux québécois.

La France hébergerait de nombreux génocidaires rwandais

Jacques Valentin, 1 août 2020

Aloys Ntiwiragabo, chef des renseignements militaires du régime pro-français lors du génocide en 1994, vivait en France et recevait des courriers à son nom.

New in Turkish

Dünya Kapitalist Krizi ve Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Görevleri: DEUK’un 1988 Perspektifler Kararı’nın analizi

Andre Damon, 30 Temmuz 2020

Bu konferans, Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin düzenli yazarı ve ABD’deki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin önde gelen üyesi Andre Damon tarafından, 23 Temmuz 2019’da, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Yaz Okulu’nda verildi.

New in Russian

«Грамота — это чистые стекла на весь мир»
100 лет с момента создания Всероссийской чрезвычайной комиссии по ликвидации безграмотности

Патрик О'Коннор, 30 июля 2020 г.

Советская кампания по ликвидации безграмотности остается самой масштабной и успешной в мировой истории.

New in Spanish

Un mes de la pandemia de coronavirus: 7,2 millones de contagios y 165.000 muertes

Por Bryan Dyne, 5 agosto 2020

El mes de julio fue el más mortal hasta ahora en la pandemia del COVID-19, la cual sigue devastando a la población global.

La ira crece en los EE. UU. a medida que las conversaciones a puerta cerrada continúan sobre el alivio del desempleo vencido

Por Jacob Crosse, 5 agosto 2020

Millones de trabajadores americanos no saben cómo pagarán el alquiler o de dónde vendrá su próxima comida.

La Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos redada el campo de ayuda humanitaria "No más muertes" en el sur de Arizona

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 agosto 2020

Se presume que la operación de la semana pasada es una represalia por la reciente exposición de la organización sobre la participación de la fuerza paramilitar BORTAC en una redada en 2017.

El "servicio militar voluntario" de Alemania: Reclutas del gobierno para el despliegue del ejército en el país y en el extranjero

Por Johannes Stern, 5 agosto 2020

El programa tiene dos objetivos clave: un gran despliegue del ejército en el interior y el reclutamiento de nuevos soldados para guerras externas.

La retirada de las tropas estadounidenses y el retorno del militarismo alemán

Por Peter Schwarz, 5 agosto 2020

Los planes de retirada estadounidenses sirven a la clase dirigente de Europa y Alemania como excusa para acelerar sus propios planes de rearme.

New in Norwegian

Trumps planer om å sende ut paramilitært politi på tvers av USA: Styringsklassen forbereder seg for borgerkrig

Patrick Martin, 23. juli 2020

Trump-administrasjonens planer om å utplassere føderale paramilitære styrker i amerikanske storbyer er en vesentlig opptrapping av angrepet mot demokratiske rettigheter og for oppbyggingen av politistat-styreformer.

EU-toppmøte enes om fond på € 750 milliarder for bankene og storforetakene

Will Morrow, 23. juli 2020

Avtalen tilrettelegger en ny inntektsstrøm for europeiske stater til å besørge utdelinger til storselskaper, og en ny nøysomhetsmekanisme for innstramminger på tvers av kontinentet.

Brev fra en student i Kina om Covid-19-pandemien

en korrespondent, 23. juli 2020

«Folk er bekymret for at de på toppen av vanskelighetene de allerede har gjennomlevd skal møte flere ukjente, langsiktige og negative konsekvenser av pandemien.»

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

For a nationwide general strike to halt the drive to reopen schools!

5 August 2020

Mass opposition by teachers to the criminal policies of the ruling class will galvanize support among all workers in the United States and throughout the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured

SEP (US) Congress resolution
The global pandemic, the class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2020

Open Letter from WSWS Chairman David North to Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai

31 July 2020

Commentary

From Medicare-for-All to “Masks-for-All”: Bernie Sanders and the incredible shrinking “political revolution”

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 August 2020

Under conditions of the greatest political, economic, social, and health catastrophe in US history, Sanders’ proposal amounts to less than a Band-Aid for a bullet wound.

Victoria’s COVID-19 catastrophe: An indictment of Australian governments and capitalism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 5 August 2020

The surge in coronavirus deaths and infections is the outcome of the pro-business reopening of the economy enforced by governments, the corporations and the trade unions.

One month of the coronavirus pandemic: 7.2 million infected, 165,000 dead

By Bryan Dyne, 4 August 2020

The US troop withdrawal and the return of German militarism

By Peter Schwarz, 4 August 2020

Elon Musk discovers Das Kapital

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 29 July 2020

Arts Review

New York Times calls for de facto racial quotas in classical music

By Fred Mazelis, 5 August 2020

Anthony Tommasini now opposes the use of blind auditions.

The Invisible Man: A woman struck by an “unseen hand”

SEP US presidential election campaign

Socialist Equality Party sues California and Michigan for ballot access

SEP candidates file brief replying to Governor Whitmer in Michigan ballot access appeal

By Kevin Reed, 4 August 2020

Workers Struggles

Colombian coal miners protest new work schedule; Phoenix delivery drivers threaten walkout over COVID concerns
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 August 2020

Some 2,200 workers at Cerrejón mine in Northeastern Colombia rallied against threatened job cuts, while US Foods delivery drivers in Phoenix are angry over lack of safety precautions related to coronavirus.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

“How war and dictatorship are prepared at universities”
Well-attended online meeting concludes IYSSE election campaign at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

By our reporters, 4 August 2020

Germany: Stop right-wing terror! IYSSE student parliament campaign at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
“The Secret Service is the cockpit of right-wing terrorism”

By our reporter, 30 July 2020

Humboldt University student parliament condemns radical right-wing Professor Baberowski

By Helmut van Heiken, 13 July 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: TNA election manifesto prepares imperialist-backed deal with President Rajapakse

By Saman Gunadasa, 5 August 2020

Vote for SEP candidates in the Sri Lankan national elections! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government and socialist internationalism!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 3 August 2020

Sri Lankan SEP to hold online meeting to conclude its election campaign

1 August 2020

Growing demands that Sri Lankan defence secretary end the military harassment of SEP candidates

By our correspondents, 28 July 2020

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Socialist Equality Party (US) National Congress adopts resolution on the coronavirus pandemic and the fight for socialism

The Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 August 2020

Stop Trump’s coup d’état! Mobilize the working class against authoritarianism and dictatorship!

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020

25 years ago: Croatia launches ethnic cleansing of Serbs

On August 4, 1995, the Croatian Army launched Operation Storm, one of the last major campaigns of the Bosnian War.

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50 years ago: Egypt-Israel “War of Attrition” ends

On August 7, 1970, the governments of Egypt and Israel accepted a ceasefire agreement that brought an end to the War of Attrition stalemate along the Suez Canal.

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75 years ago: US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States military detonated nuclear bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively, in the first wartime use of atomic weapons.

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100 years ago: Soviets reject Allied truce terms with Poland

On August 8, 1920, the Soviet republic refused to grant a 10-day truce to the nationalist Polish government in fighting outside Warsaw, on the conditions proposed by British and French imperialism.

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Internet Censorship

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Google suppressing World Socialist Web Site content in its search results for the New York Times’ 1619 Project

Free Julian Assange

Ten years since WikiLeaks published the Afghan war logs

By Oscar Grenfell, 31 July 2020

UK MPs submit early day motion on Assange

Online documentary exposes the psychological torture of Julian Assange

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Science

Three missions to Mars are now under way

By Don Barrett, 31 July 2020

Antarctic ice sheet melting could accelerate rapidly, leading to catastrophic rise in sea level

By Philip Guelpa, 27 July 2020

Featured Statement

As COVID-19 spreads at Toledo Jeep and other plants
Build rank-and-file safety committees at every workplace to save lives!

By the FCA Jefferson North, Sterling Heights and Toledo Jeep Rank-and-File Safety Committees, 18 July 2020

The number of COVID-19 infections is rising all across the US, and emergency action has to be taken.

Rank-and-file safety committee demands immediate shut down
COVID-19 out of control at Toledo Jeep plant

Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage

History

“Palace letters” point to the plotting behind the 1975 constitutional coup in Australia

By Mike Head, 17 July 2020

“Literacy is a clean window onto the world ...”
100 years since formation of Soviet Extraordinary Commission for the Liquidation of Illiteracy

By Patrick O’Connor, 8 July 2020

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) holds lecture series on the history of Trotskyism

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 July 2020

The lectures, now all available online, reviewed some of the fundamental lessons of the protracted struggle by the Trotskyist movement for socialist internationalism.

Tamil National Alliance offers to support Sri Lankan president’s autocratic rule

By Paramu Thirugnanasambanthar—lead SEP candidate for Jaffna district, 17 July 2020

Verfassungsschutz Report 2019: German secret service downplays threat of Nazi terrorism and attacks socialist politics

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 16 July 2020

As support widens for SEP defence campaign
Sri Lanka army commander says allegations of military harassment of northern election candidates are “false”

By our correspondents, 16 July 2020

Letters demand Sri Lankan defence secretary stop military harassment of SEP candidates

By our correspondents, 9 July 2020

Hands off the Sri Lankan Trotskyists
SEP demands military stops harassing its election candidates in Jaffna

July 4th Online Discussion

The World Socialist Web Site celebrated the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five eminent historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood. The event was moderated by Kings College professor Tom Mackaman and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.

The significance of the July 4 online discussion, “The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future”

By David Walsh, 6 July 2020

The Legacy of the American Revolution and Civil War

The two American Revolutions in world history

By David North, 4 July 2020

An interview with Ed Achorn, author of Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

By Shannon Jones, 10 July 2020

Democrats’ denunciation of America’s revolutionary heritage provides an opening for Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 7 July 2020

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Twenty-five years since the death of Ed Winn

By Fred Mazelis, 26 June 2020

Twice the presidential candidate of the Workers League, Ed Winn fought for Marxist principles throughout the American and international working class. He was a New York City transit worker for 22 years.

Book Review

The Room Where it Happened: John Bolton’s account of the “palace coup” opposition to Trump

By Andre Damon, 26 June 2020

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

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.

June 7 Online Meeting

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 »

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

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.