Mass anger erupts throughout the US in protests against police murder of George Floyd

By Anthony Bertolt, 29 May 2020

The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has set off a wave of social anger, sparking demonstrations in Kentucky, Colorado, California, Ohio and other states throughout the country.

Cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis had record of brutality

By Kristina Betinis, 29 May 2020

Police attack on unarmed woman in Ypsilanti, Michigan sparks three days of protests

By James Brookfield, 29 May 2020

The murder of George Floyd and the fight against police violence in the US

Attorney Lee Merritt speaks on conspiracy to cover-up Ahmaud Arbery’s murder

By Matthew MacEgan, 29 May 2020

Merritt spoke to the WSWS Wednesday about developments in the Arbery case and what has been exposed about the efforts of the police and prosecutors to whitewash the killing.

Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted

By Bryan Dyne and Benjamin Mateus, 29 May 2020

The actual number of COVID-19 dead in the United States is likely to be at least 150,000, 50 percent more than what has been officially reported.

Ontario takes over five nursing homes after military exposes systematic negligence

By Roger Jordan, 29 May 2020

Decades of austerity, privatizations and the gutting of workers’ wages and conditions have resulted in a massive loss of life from COVID-19 in Canada’s long-term care facilities.

Reports question undercounting of COVID-19 deaths in US and globally

White House considers expelling Chinese graduate students and researchers

By Shuvu Batta, 29 May 2020

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to expel some three to five thousand Chinese graduate students and researchers.

Trump intrudes in China-India border standoff

By Keith Jones, 29 May 2020

US President Donald Trump intruded into the tense border standoff between China and India Wednesday with a spurious offer to mediate and even “arbitrate” “their now raging border dispute.”

US exploits Hong Kong protests for anti-China campaign

Local television stations broadcast fake news stories scripted by Amazon

By Douglas Lyons and Nick Barrickman, 29 May 2020

Reporters at nearly a dozen local news stations in the US dutifully read from scripts prepared by Amazon while broadcasting public relations videos prepared and edited by the company.

California Governor Gavin Newsom ramps up reopening despite serious public health threats

By Norissa Santa Cruz and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 May 2020

The Democratic governor is accelerating the re-opening of the state, allowing resumption of business for shopping malls, dine-in restaurants, and large gatherings, despite the enormous dangers of COVID-19.

New York governor exempts nursing home operators from criminal liability after taking millions from the industry

By Philip Guelpa, 29 May 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo took millions in donations from hospital and nursing home executives and then protected them from responsibility for deadly criminal actions regarding COVID-19.

Nursing union NYSNA provides cover for Cuomo’s push to reopen the economy

By Ali Elhassan, 29 May 2020

The New York State Nurses Association is promoting the illusion that the political establishment responsible for jeopardizing the health of the population and frontline health care workers can be pressured into adopting socially responsible policies.

Russia’s right-wing opposition tries to gain from COVID-19 crisis

By Andrea Peters, 29 May 2020

As President Vladimir Putin’s poll numbers fall to historically low levels, right-wing opposition leader Alexei Navalny seeks to present himself as a defender of health care workers and “the people.”

Amid worsening economic downturn, European Union moves to set up bailout fund

By Nick Beams, 29 May 2020

The move to establish the new fund comes amid warnings that the effects of the pandemic on the European economy are far more serious than had been initially anticipated.

UK: Weston General Hospital shuts due to coronavirus outbreak among staff

By Robert Stevens and Ben Trent, 29 May 2020

The outbreak reveals the enormous dangers to the health and lives of National Health Service workers.

UK: Johnson government forced to retreat over attacks on migrant NHS workers

By Tony Robson, 29 May 2020

The government had insisted that only doctors, nurses, and paramedics would be made exempt from the NHS surcharge and that only their families qualified for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) in the event of their death.

Child poverty and hunger set to spike in Puerto Rico

By Alberto Escalera, 29 May 2020

Even before the pandemic, the island was reeling from a decade-long economic recession, chronically low labor force participation rates and a public debt crisis that served as a pretext for years of severe austerity policies.

With support from the teacher unions, Trump demands the unsafe reopening of schools “ASAP”

By Nancy Hanover, 29 May 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in 24 states, Trump is recklessly demanding the immediate reopening of schools, while the American Federation of Teachers has pledged its full support.

Letter from an American teacher: “In a pandemic, no one is safe unless we are all safe.”

29 May 2020

The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received this letter from a high school AP Biology teacher in the Bay Area, California for publication.

City University of New York to lay off thousands of adjunct faculty amid financial crisis

By Elliott Murtagh, 29 May 2020

The City University of New York system is beginning to implement sweeping budget cuts triggered by New York state’s estimated $13.3 billion loss in tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lankan government responds to rising COVID-19 infections by abandoning expatriate workers

By Saman Gunadasa, 29 May 2020

The Rajapakse government’s ruthless attitude towards the stranded migrant workers is matched by its hostility to ordinary people inside Sri Lankan.

Financial press hails Australian government’s union-employer offensive against workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 May 2020

The unions have committed to a sweeping pro-business overhaul of workplace conditions and industrial relations on the pretext of the pandemic.

Australian PM launches union-employer offensive against workers

28 May 2020

Over 62,300 US health workers infected and 291 dead from COVID-19

By Katy Kinner, 28 May 2020

Thousands continue to protest in Minneapolis over the brutal police murder of George Floyd

By Anthony Bertolt, 28 May 2020

Trump threatens to close social media platforms after Twitter puts fact-check warnings on his tweets

By Kevin Reed, 28 May 2020

US sets stage for anti-China sanctions over Hong Kong

By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2020

Mumbai health care system overwhelmed as COVID-19 surges across India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 May 2020

COVID-19 destroys almost half a million tourism jobs in Sri Lanka

By our reporters, 28 May 2020

Yemen’s health care system collapses under weight of pandemic

By Jean Shaoul, 28 May 2020

British ruling class fears Dominic Cummings crisis undermines “social contract”

By Thomas Scripps, 28 May 2020

UK: Johnson government to unveil second multi-billion bailout of big business

By Robert Stevens, 28 May 2020

UK: students charged rent, threatened with eviction during coronavirus pandemic

By Peter Reydt and Laura Tiernan, 28 May 2020

With US states facing a $230 billion loss in education funding, Betsy DeVos channels public assets to private schools

By Evan Blake, 28 May 2020

Governor Whitmer calls for whitewash investigation into central Michigan dam failures

By JT Asher, 28 May 2020

Australian university union’s national deal collapses in face of widespread opposition

By Mike Head, 28 May 2020

Canadian court rules extradition trial of top Huawei executive can proceed

By Roger Jordan, 28 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

George Floyd cinayeti ve ABD’de polis şiddetine karşı mücadele

Joseph Kishore—SEP’in ABD Başkanı Adayı, 29 Mayıs 2020

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SEP), George Floyd’un Minneapolis, Minnesota’da Anma Günü’nde öldürülmesini kınar ve cinayetten sorumlu polis memurlarının yargılanmasını talep eder.

ABD’de ve dünyada COVID-19 ölüm sayılarının doğruluğu sorgulanıyor

Bryan Dyne, 29 Mayıs 2020

Koronavirüs yayılmaya devam edip ülkeler insanları işe dönmeye zorlarken, pandeminin neden olduğu gerçek ölümlerin resmi olarak bildirilen sayıların yaklaşık üç katı olduğunu dair kanıtlar artıyor.

New in Russian

Система здравоохранения Йемена рушится под тяжестью пандемии

Джин Шаул, 29 мая 2020 г.

ООН предупредила, что если ее программы будут закрыты, то «мир станет свидетелем того, что происходит в стране без функционирующей системы здравоохранения, борющейся с COVID-19».

New in Portuguese

Assassinato de George Floyd e luta contra violência policial nos EUA

Joseph Kishore - candidato dos SEP à presidência dos EUA, 29 Maio 2020

O assassinato de Floyd por policiais do estado de Minneapolis é o último de uma longa série de assassinatos e de abusos enraizados no sistema capitalista.

New in Spanish

El asesinato de George Floyd y la lucha contra la violencia policial en EE.UU.

Joseph Kishore, 29 mayo 2020

El asesinato de Floyd a manos de los oficiales policiales de Minneapolis es el más reciente de una larga serie de asesinatos y abusos cuyos orígenes residen en el sistema capitalista.

Más de 62,300 trabajadores de salud estadounidenses infectados y 291 muertos por COVID-19

Katy Kinner, 29 mayo 2020

La negligencia generalizada de los empleadores y los gobiernos en cuanto a las protecciones básicas de seguridad es la causa del aumento masivo de las tasas de infección y de las muertes entre los trabajadores de la salud.

Trump amenaza con cerrar las plataformas de redes sociales después de que Twitter pone advertencias de verificación de hechos en sus tuits

Kevin Reed, 29 mayo 2020

El presidente Trump amenazó el miércoles con cerrar las plataformas de redes sociales después de que Twitter colocó una advertencia de verificación de hechos en dos de sus tuits del martes, que hicieron afirmaciones descabelladas y sin fundamento sobre las boletas por correo.

Cientos de miles de estadounidenses enfrentan falta de vivienda durante la pandemia a medida que los estados comienzan a levantar las restricciones contra los desalojos

Trévon Austin, 29 mayo 2020

En todo Estados Unidos, las moratorias en los procedimientos de desalojo y las ejecuciones hipotecarias de viviendas, establecidas durante el inicio de la pandemia, se han levantado o expiran a principios del próximo.

New in French

Plus de 62.300 travailleurs de la santé américains infectés par le COVID-19 et 291 morts

Katy Kinner, 29 mai 2020

La négligence généralisée des employeurs et des gouvernements en matière de protection de base est responsable de l’augmentation massive des taux d’infection et des décès parmi les travailleurs de la santé.

Les États-Unis préparent des sanctions contre la Chine à propos de Hong Kong

Peter Symonds, 29 mai 2020

La décision du secrétaire d’État américain que Hong Kong n’est pas autonome de Pékin est une étape de plus dans l’accélération de la campagne anti-Chine de Trump.

La politique suédoise «d'immunité collective» produit l'un des taux de mortalité les plus élevés au monde

Jordan Shilton, 29 mai 2020

La politique de la Suède a été acclamée par les forces politiques réactionnaires et par les médias de la grande entreprise afin de soutenir leur campagne criminelle de retour au travail.

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

Die Ermordung von George Floyd und der Kampf gegen Polizeigewalt in den USA

Joseph Kishore – Nationaler Sekretär und Präsidentschaftskandidat der SEP, 29. Mai 2020

Der Mord an Floyd durch Polizisten aus Minneapolis ist der jüngste in einer langen Serie von Morden und Misshandlungen, die ihre Wurzeln im kapitalistischen System haben.

Steuermilliarden für die Deutsche Bahn – Lohnkürzungen für die Belegschaft

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 29. Mai 2020

Die Bundesregierung, die Deutsche Bahn, die Gewerkschaft EVG und der Konzernbetriebsrat haben ein „Bündnis für unsere Bahn“ vereinbart, das die Folgen der Coronakrise auf die Belegschaft abwälzt.

USA bereiten wegen Hongkong Sanktionen gegen China vor

Peter Symonds, 29. Mai 2020

Das US-Außenministerium bezeichnet Hongkong offiziell als „nicht mehr von China autonom“. Das ist ein weiterer Schritt in der anti-chinesischen Kampagne der Trump-Regierung.

Arbeiter berichten über Corona-Ansteckungsgefahr in Betrieben

Ulrich Rippert, 29. Mai 2020

Neue wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse legen nahe, dass neben der Tröpfcheninfektion die Aerosolinfektion bei der Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus eine stärkere Rolle spielt, als bisher bekannt.

Erzieher widerspricht Propaganda von der „sicheren“ Kita-Öffnung

Marianne Arens, 29. Mai 2020

Immer lauter protestieren Erzieher und Eltern gegen eine Politik der raschen Öffnung aller Kindergärten, die bewusst neue Covid-19-Ausbrüche riskiert.

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

American ruling class exploits the pandemic to escalate assault on jobs and wages

29 May 2020

Major US corporations that have received billions in government bailout money are slashing thousands of jobs while protecting their corporate executives and biggest shareholders.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

Dow Jones hits 25,000 as pandemic death toll reaches 100,000

By David North, 27 May 2020

British Trotskyists issue call for working class action against pandemic

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

The global pandemic and global war on immigrants and refugees

By Bill Van Auken, 26 May 2020

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

By Andre Damon, 22 May 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

Commentary

Howie Hawkins and the Green Party: Capitalist politics in the guise of “ecosocialism”

By Evan Blake, 29 May 2020

Following Bernie Sanders’s endorsement of Biden, the Green Party and its presumptive presidential nominee Hawkins are presenting themselves as the continuation of Sanders’s “political revolution.”

Germany: Defend climate activist group “Ende Gelände” against the secret service

By Peter Schwarz, 29 May 2020

An official secret service report classifies the climate change movement “Ende Gelände” (“End of the Road”), which has organized several mass protests against opencast lignite mining, as “left-wing extremist.”

Trump bizarrely accuses television talk show host Joe Scarborough of 2001 murder

By David Walsh, 28 May 2020

Angling for VP nomination, Warren holds fundraiser for Biden, drops “Medicare for All”

By Jacob Crosse, 28 May 2020

As Brazil leads world in new COVID-19 deaths, Workers Party and pseudo-lefts rally behind capitalist state

By Miguel Andrade, 28 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

the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2020

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Arts Review

Singer Johnny Cash’s first wife: My Darling Vivian shows us the woman who walked the line

By Erik Schreiber, 29 May 2020

An often-touching documentary recounts how Cash’s first wife coped with unwanted media attention, her husband’s increasing emotional distance and racist threats.

Pessimism and the Unhuman: The Overstory by Richard Powers

By James McDonald, 28 May 2020

Cultural resources wiped out by COVID-19 crisis: 13 percent of museums worldwide may never reopen

Workers Struggles

Spanish Nissan strike against job losses; Italian electrical workers threaten stoppage against redundancies; South African hospital wildcat strike for PPE
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

29 May 2020

An indefinite strike by 40 Spanish autoworkers at Nissan’s Zona Franca and Montcada sites in Barcelona began on May 4.

Automakers expand US production, even as COVID-19 cases increase

By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2020

The almost daily exposure of new COVID-19 cases in auto plants has not slowed the rush to increase production by North American carmakers, who face enormous pressure from financial markets.

UAW official seeks to defuse worker anger as more infections reported at US auto plants

More on autoworkers struggles »

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Oppose the rush to reopen Australian schools! Form safety action committees of teachers and staff!

By the Committee for Public Education (CFPE), 28 May 2020

At stake is not just the immediate public safety concerns in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, but the future of the education system.

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) to hold online lectures on history of Trotskyism

27 May 2020

Amid the breakdown of capitalism triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, the lectures will outline the contemporary significance of the Trotskyist movement’s decades-long fight for a socialist and internationalist perspective.

25 years ago: Sakhalin earthquake kills 2,000

On May 28, 1995, an earthquake struck the island of Sakhalin in Russia’s Far East. Neftegorsk, an oil and coal-producing town in the north, was devastated.

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50 years ago: Sri Lanka Freedom Party wins election with LSSP support

On May 27, 1970, elections held in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) resulted in the victory of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), led by Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

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75 years ago: US bombers destroy Yokohama

On May 29, 1945, US air force’s XXI Bomber Command carried out its last raid on a major Japanese city, creating a massive firestorm that obliterated almost half of Yokohama and led to thousands of deaths.

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100 years ago: Socialist leader Eugene V. Debs runs for president from federal prison

On May 29, 1920, Eugene V. Debs accepted the nomination of the Socialist Party for US president from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary where he had been incarcerated for opposing US entry into World War I.

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SEP US presidential election campaign

Oppose the Trump administration’s deportation of 1,000 immigrant children!

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020

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

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

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

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

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

More on the defense of public education »

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