WSWS online Q&A with David North and Eric London
By David North and Eric London, 13 February 2021
David North and Eric London speak on the significance of the latest revelations, in the context of the decades-long Security and the Fourth International investigation by the ICFI into Trotsky’s assassination by Stalin’s GPU.
Zac Corrigan, 6 February 2021
Chicago educators are in a fight for their lives, and they need the support of educators and workers everywhere.
By David North, 18 January 2021
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.
“What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Elections?”
By David North, 29 October 2020
North and Reed discussed and debated their views on the unfolding political crisis in the United States and the way forward for the working class, and responded to audience questions at the forum hosted by the San Diego State University.
By David North, 29 October 2020
These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.
26 October 2020
On Sunday, October 11, the Socialist Equality Party (US) help an online discussion with its presidential and vice-presidential candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz, on the political crisis in the United States.
26 October 2020
The changes involved in the relaunch of the WSWS were guided by an understanding that the historic crisis of the world capitalist system, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, is generating an immense resurgence of interest within the working class in socialist politics, history and theory.
By David North and Johannes Stern, 20 October 2020
North spoke with Johannes Stern, a WSWS editor and representative of Mehring Verlag, about the significance of the book and the socialist perspective upon which the analysis contained within it is based.
6 October 2020
A video tweeted by President Trump depicting his return to the White House on October 5, 2020 after being hospitalized with COVID-19 was clearly modeled after Hitler's arrival at the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in the Nazi film Triumph of the Will.
By David North, 1 October 2020
Today the World Socialist Web Site is being relaunched with an entirely new design and with vastly enhanced functionality.
10 September 2020
In a detailed and engaging interview, Dr. Scalice answers the slanders of the Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison.
1 June 2020
Throughout the country, police attacked nonviolent protestors and journalists with batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and even vehicles.
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.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 May 2020
For all of the vapid talk about us all being in it together, the US ruling class views the pandemic as an instrument of war.
By Tomas Castanheira, 9 May 2020
Brazil is rapidly emerging as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, as workers engage in wildcat strikes and protests around the country and beyond.
By Thomas Scripps, 8 May 2020
All those political tendencies and individuals who refused to defend Assange—and who joined in the slander campaign against him—have blood on their hands.
By Ulaş Ateşci, 8 May 2020
The pandemic exposes not only the bankruptcy of the Middle Eastern bourgeoisies, but the true face of imperialism.
By Christoph Vandreier, 7 May 2020
With its criminal back-to-work campaign, the German government is accepting the deaths of millions of workers in order to secure the profits of the rich and continue the bonanza in the financial markets.
By Chris Marsden, 6 May 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” policy has cost the lives of tens of thousands in the UK, with the government lying about the real death rate, and doing nothing to prevent the spread of infection.
By Peter Symonds, 5 May 2020
US efforts to scapegoat China, backed by allies such as Australia, are a crude attempt to deflect attention from its own criminal negligence, amid mounting opposition in the working class.
Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
By David North, 3 May 2020
We are publishing here the text of the opening report to the 2020 International Online May Day Rally delivered by David North.
An interview with Joseph Kishore, Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president
By Zac Corrigan, 11 April 2020
Zac Corrigan spoke with Joseph Kishore, SEP candidate for president in the 2020 US elections, about the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Oscar Grenfell, 9 April 2020
The event was attended by an appreciative audience of more than 190 workers, students and young people.
By Oscar Grenfell, 6 April 2020
The video exposed the criminality of the Iraq war and had a profound impact on the consciousness of millions of workers and young people the world over.
By the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 30 March 2020
On Sunday, March 29, the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party held an online forum, “The COVID-19 pandemic: Capitalism and the making of a social and economic catastrophe.”
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.
20 March 2020
Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president of the United States, 11 March 2020
Teachers, students and parents in California’s Sweetwater school district demonstrated outside a school board meeting.
By Shuvu Batta, 27 February 2020
Dennis Turner bragged that he had made more than 6,000 arrests and that Kaia Rolle had “broken the record” for the youngest child he had ever detained.
By Oscar Grenfell, 27 February 2020
This speech was delivered by Oscar Grenfell, a leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) to a public rally in defence of Julian Assange, held in London on Sunday.
Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate, 26 February 2020
The Socialist Equality Party opposes Assange’s extradition to the United States. We demand immediate freedom for Assange and for whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
By Chris Marsden, 25 February 2020
This speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden to a public rally held in London on Sunday.
David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting
By David North and Joseph Kishore, 24 February 2020
Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.
SGP deputy chairman speaks on the Hanau terrorist attack
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 February 2020
Socialist Equality Party Deputy Chairman Christoph Vandreier spoke at a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate after a right-wing terrorist killed eight people in Hanau, Germany.
4 February 2020
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality spoke to young people throughout the US about their experience with war and its consequences.
Last Week for Mehring Books Holiday Sale
By Eric London, 31 December 2019
Mehring Books is reposting a lecture given by Eric London, author of Agents: The FBI and GPU Infiltration of the Trotskyist Movement, on the book’s subject matter. The book is half off until January 5.
17 December 2019
8 November 2019
31 October 2019
The following lecture was delivered by Peter Symonds at eight campuses in Australia and at meeting in Wellington, New Zealand.
By Richard Tyler, 23 October 2019
SEP national secretary Chris Marsden told demonstrators: “We want the working class to defend a man whose freedom is of paramount importance for every man, woman and child on this planet.”
M.I.A. visits Julian Assange in prison: “It’s about truth—and that’s something people have to uphold and fight for”
By Laura Tiernan, 14 October 2019
Speaking at a press conference outside Belmarsh late Saturday afternoon, M.I.A.—Sri Lankan-born Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam—condemned Assange’s tormentors, indicting the US and UK governments, the courts and the corporate media.
Video: SEP presidential candidate Pani Wijesiriwardena addresses nationally-televised meeting in Sri Lanka
By our reporters, 11 October 2019
Wijesiriwardena’s speech was heard by about 4,000 people at the event and watched by tens of thousands across Sri Lanka on two television networks.
“Go on strike ‘til you get it right!”
By Kathleen Martin, 21 September 2019
The former autoworker spoke to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter about life in the auto plants and why he supports the striking workers.
19 September 2019
The video shows the area in Ethiopia where the human-like skull of Australopithecus anamensis, known as MRD, was found and explains its significance.
By Jerry White, 18 September 2019
Fiat-Chrysler workers in Michigan declare their support for the strike and their desire for a joint struggle with GM workers.
By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 18 September 2019
GM workers in Flint, the site of the 1936–37 sit-down strike, describe the significance of their battle against the giant corporation and decades of concessions accepted by the UAW.
“Now it’s time to give us back what we deserve”
By Marcus Day, 17 September 2019
Campaign teams for the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter spoke with workers on the pickets Monday about the issues motivating their struggle.
By Oscar Grenfell, 13 September 2019
In an interview with the World Socialist Web Site, actress Pamela Anderson says imprisoned journalist Julian Assange is “depending on all of us to save him.”
By our reporters, 3 September 2019
Pilger stated: “By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny.”
“I begged them! I said ‘Please, I’ve never seen this country!’”
By Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2019
Jimmy Aldaoud was born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents and arrived in the US as an infant in 1979. He was deported to Iraq in June and died this week.
“International solidarity would give so much power back to the working class”
By Jessica Goldstein, 19 July 2019
An autoworker at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant raises demands and supports the Autoworker Newsletter’s call for an international strategy to fight the global attack on autoworkers.
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2019
Kellyanne Conway’s outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump’s inner circle.
4 July 2019
The demonstration is one of a series of rallies organised by the Socialist Equality Party to defend Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning; the next will be in Brisbane on Saturday followed by Melbourne on Sunday July 14.
By Will Morrow, 2 July 2019
Riot police strolled around the group, pepper spraying their faces from 20 centimeters away and ripping protective goggles off them, as onlookers filmed with their phones.
2 July 2019
“I came to support Julian because of all the time he has lost to help the poor people and the oppressed around the world.”
By Chris Marsden, 27 June 2019
The speech was delivered by Socialist Equality Party (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden to a meeting hosted by the Parti de l’égalité socialiste on June 23.
24 June 2019
The San Francisco Board of Education is considering either destroying or covering over a series of 13 frescoes on the life of George Washington at a local high school. The WSWS spoke to professor emeritus of history Robert Cherny about the issue.
For the formation of a Global Defense Committee to secure his freedom!
By Statement of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 20 June 2019
An international mass movement must be organized to stop the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.
By Muhammad Khan, 20 June 2019
The fascistic attackers openly carried firearms, which is legal under Michigan’s open carry laws, and threatened festival-goers and pedestrians with violence while police looked on.
On the spot report: Protest outside Westminster Magistrates Court demands freedom for gravely ill Julian Assange
By our reporters, 31 May 2019
Around 100 people demonstrated outside Westminster Magistrates Court Thursday morning to oppose US extradition proceedings targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019
The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.
By Michael Walters, Marcus Day and George Marlowe, 18 May 2019
Workers at the plant are worried that Fiat Chrysler will eliminate another shift later this year, with hundreds or thousands more jobs cut.
“The Socialist Equality Party views the defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning as the spearhead of an emerging global struggle against imperialism.”
By Chris Marsden, 14 May 2019
We are publishing here the speech of Socialist Equality Party (UK) National Secretary Chris Marsden to the May 12 meeting in London in defence of jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
By our reporters, 9 May 2019
The Socialist Equality Party won strong support from workers and youth at its rally demanding the immediate release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
7 May 2019
Two days after Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail, protesters rallied in Sydney’s Martin Place.
By Oscar Grenfell, 7 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 Online International May Day Rally delivered by Oscar Grenfell.
By Peter Symonds, 7 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 Online International May Day Rally delivered by Peter Symonds.
Opening report to Online International May Day Rally
By David North, 5 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the opening report to the 2019 International Online May Day Rally delivered by David North.
4 May 2019
Protesters travelled across the English Channel to demand freedom for the persecuted Wikileaks journalist, who was sentenced Wednesday to spend 50 weeks in Belmarsh Prison while he is threatened with rendition to the United States.
By our correspondents, 30 April 2019
Attendees passionately defended the WikiLeaks publisher for exposing the war crimes, anti-democratic conspiracies and mass surveillance conducted by the US and its allies.
“Join the fight for a united socialist Europe!”
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 April 2019
The Socialist Equality Party (SGP), the German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, is running in the European elections to counter the rise of the extreme right, growing militarism and massive social inequality.
“Everyone should have access to great arts education”
By our reporters, 27 April 2019
As the CSO strike reaches a critical turning point, musicians Emma Gerstein and Max Raimi speak about the strike and in defense of arts and culture.
“Assange can only be defended by an international movement of the working class”
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 April 2019
Christoph Vandreier, Deputy National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany and a candidate in the European elections, addressed a rally in front of the Ecuadorian embassy in Berlin in defense of the Wikileaks publisher.
By our correspondents, 22 April 2019
“We demand the Australian government cease its collaboration with the US vendetta against Assange.”
“If you agree with our analysis, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do.”
By David North, 19 April 2019
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
By Oscar Grenfell, 18 April 2019
A review of WikiLeaks publishing activities demonstrates that Assange has played an unparalleled role in the exposure of wars, diplomatic intrigues and illegal surveillance operations.
By Andre Damon, 17 April 2019
The newspapers, the broadcast news, and, perhaps worst of all, the late-night talk shows have targeted crude insults against a persecuted man who cannot defend himself.
By Oscar Grenfell, 11 April 2019
“Assange’s expulsion from the embassy and his arrest are unprecedented crimes,” said James Cogan, the national secretary of the SEP (Australia). “A journalist and publisher, who has committed no crime, has had his asylum terminated and has been dragged off to prison in violation of repeated UN rulings upholding his status as a political refugee.”
the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 4 April 2019
For the last three years, senior military figures have repeatedly warned that a Corbyn government would be unacceptable because of Corbyn’s previous opposition to war, NATO and the use of nuclear weapons.
Emmy Butlin at London rally to defend Assange
“We need international solidarity to bring about a positive outcome in this struggle for freedom for Julian Assange”
12 March 2019
This speech was delivered by Emmy Butlin of the Julian Assange Defence Committee at the Solidarity Vigil for Julian Assange held outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, on March 10.
Opening remarks to March 3 Sydney rally by Socialist Equality Party leader, Linda Tenenbaum
By Linda Tenenbaum, 5 March 2019
Julian Assange has never been charged with a crime; he has an Australian passport; he is an Australian citizen and, as such, the Morrison government is obligated to defend his democratic rights.
Speech by John Pilger, March 3, 2019
By John Pilger, 4 March 2019
John Pilger gave this speech at a rally organised by the Socialist Equality Party for Julian Assange in Sydney on 3 March.
Video: SEP national secretary James Cogan urges maximum participation in Free Julian Assange rallies
2 March 2019
Cogan demanded the Australian government answer why it does not accept the UN ruling that Julian Assange is being ‘arbitrarily detained.’
SEP national secretary James Cogan calls for maximum participation in rallies to free Julian Assange
25 February 2019
Cogan explains the connection between the fight for Assange’s freedom and the fight against the escalating government attacks in every country against freedom of the press and other basic democratic rights.
By our reporters, 15 February 2019
The event was addressed by Consortium News editor Joe Lauria, SEP national secretary James Cogan and other prominent WikiLeaks defenders.
12 February 2019
28 January 2019
By Kevin Martinez, 22 January 2019
The police claim that the youth made a move toward the officer after he stole an airsoft gun from a neighbor’s truck is at odds with the bodycam footage and the testimony of the truck’s owner.
Video: Christoph Vandreier on “One hundred years since the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht”
By Christoph Vandreier, 16 January 2019
In this video, Christoph Vandreier, the deputy chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) in Germany, speaks on the 100th anniversary of the murder of the two great revolutionaries.
Resolution to the Detroit meeting against GM plant closures
12 December 2018
This resolution was unanimously adopted by delegates to the December 9 meeting in Detroit to oppose GM plant closings and layoffs.
1 December 2018
GM’s planned closure of five plants in the US and Canada would be a death sentence for Detroit, Youngstown, and Oshawa, Ontario. But workers are organizing a fight back.
Detroit-Hamtramck autoworkers want to fight against plant closures
By our reporters, 28 November 2018
Workers expressed their contempt for the UAW, which did not even bother to turn up at the plant for the first shift since the announcement.
23 November 2018
17 October 2018
9 October 2018
David North, the chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site, discussed the 80th anniversary of the Fourth International on “Rise and Shine,” Sri Lanka’s most popular English-language morning television show, on October 8.
By our reporters, 6 October 2018
The Teamsters has declared that it considers its sellout contract ratified despite the fact that more than 54 percent of workers voted “no.”
10 September 2018
Amazon worker Shannon Allen opposes censorship of her video statement by Teamsters-linked Facebook page
By Will Morrow, 11 August 2018
Shannon said the censorship of her video showed that the Teamsters union is fearful of workers from Amazon and UPS forming rank-and-file committees and linking up their struggles.
By Adam Mclean, 6 August 2018
The video of a wildcat walkout by construction workers in Indiana has been shared almost 100,000 times on Facebook.
“Julian fights for peace and defends democratic rights”
By our reporters, 22 June 2018
Workers and young people who attended the SEP’s Sydney rally denounced the persecution of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange and demanded his immediate release.