Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue

By Jacob Crosse, 2 June 2020

Trump’s dictatorial moves to quash protests against the police murder of George Floyd signal an escalation of state violence.

Protests in Louisville continue day after local restaurant owner killed

By Jerry White, 2 June 2020

Claims that David McAtee was killed after police and National Guard troops “returned fire” from protesters fell apart after the Louisville mayor declared there was no body camera footage of the incident.

Protests across New Zealand over US police murder of George Floyd

By Tom Peters, 2 June 2020

Thousands rallied in solidarity with those protesting police killings in the United States, and many expressed opposition to the further militarisation of the New Zealand Police.

Thousands rally in Perth, Australia against police violence

By Oscar Grenfell, 2 June 2020

The protest was a rebuke of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s declaration that “There’s no need to import things happening in other countries here to Australia.”

COVID-19 pandemic exposes a rapidly developing global health crisis

By Benjamin Mateus, 2 June 2020

The pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the delivery of health care in fragile health systems the world over.

Coronavirus cases surpass six million globally

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters

By Sam Dalton, 2 June 2020

In a news conference Saturday night, de Blasio defended police who drove their cruisers into a crowd of peaceful protesters earlier that evening in Brooklyn.

Julian Assange unable to attend court hearing due to illness as legal travesty continues

By Thomas Scripps, 2 June 2020

Assange has a chronic lung condition and his health has been ruined by years of psychological torture and medical neglect.

More than half of parents defy UK school reopening:Education unions seek to demobilise popular opposition

By Chris Marsden, 2 June 2020

The Socialist Equality Party calls for the building of action committees, independent from the trade unions, to safeguard the health of children, teachers and the entire working class.

UK: Allowing mass-attended sporting events to go ahead led to COVID-19 deaths

By Margot Miller, 2 June 2020

Ignoring the WHO’s announcement on January 30 that the emergence of the novel coronavirus represented a “public health emergency of international concern,” the Conservative government made no preparations to stop its spread in Britain.

UK: Official figures inflate COVID-19 testing rate by more than a million

Germany and EU expand military deployment in Africa

By Gregor Link, 2 June 2020

German imperialism sees the crisis as an opportunity to assert its global geopolitical interests by force of arms.

Indian government abandons lockdown measures as coronavirus infections soar

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 2 June 2020

An epidemiologist who is advising the government on its plan to “reopen” the economy blithely acknowledged that it will result in a catastrophic loss of life, declaring that “India may see at least two million deaths.”

After ignoring migrant workers’ plight, the Indian Supreme Court now acknowledges unfolding social tragedy

Nurses at HCA Healthcare across the US protest job cuts and lack of PPE

By Alex Johnson, 2 June 2020

Nurses protests are erupting under conditions where hospitals across the country are denying access to personal protective equipment in the pandemic and have already laid off thousands of health care workers.

COVID-19 outbreaks continue surge in meatpacking plants following forced reopenings

By Christopher Davion, 2 June 2020

Meatpacking plants continue to be a major source of COVID-19 transmission in US Midwestern states.

Thousands of retail jobs eliminated in Sprint and T-Mobile telecom merger

By Kevin Reed, 2 June 2020

The merger of the wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile has already resulted in the loss of 6,000 retail jobs as the combined firm is moving aggressively to close down as many as 2,000 Metro prepaid phone stores across the country.

Nearly half of all teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts receive pink slips

By Will McCalliss, 2 June 2020

With a maximum $6.3 million deficit looming, Brookline lays off $20 million’s worth of teachers in the name of “flexibility.”

“When push comes to shove to make cuts, education is on the cut list.”
Massachusetts school district gets rid of art, music and PE teachers for coming school year

Flooding in central Michigan exposes decades of Dow Chemical’s environmental crimes

By Luke Galvin and Lily Zhao, 2 June 2020

A major health crisis threatens residents of central Michigan after last week’s flooding that displaced more than 10,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Washington, DC area begins reopening as coronavirus infections top 100,000

By Nick Barrickman, 2 June 2020

Public officials throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area are rushing to reopen the region’s businesses, even as medical experts warn of the dangers of resuming normal economic activity.

Tennessee government to stop sharing information on known COVID-19 infections

By Warren Duzak, 2 June 2020

The Republican governor Bill Lee’s decision will place first responders such as paramedics, police and social workers at risk of catching the deadly infection.

Australia’s richest “Top 20” soar further in wealth during pandemic

By Mike Head, 2 June 2020

The results illustrate the immense concentration of wealth since governments bailed out the financial elite after the 2008–09 economic breakdown.

Australian bushfire inquiry examines the terrible impact of smoke inhalation

By John Mackay, 2 June 2020

The number of deaths caused by smoke was more than ten times the number killed directly by the bushfires.

Trudeau government exploits pandemic to renew $14 billion arms deal with despotic Saudi regime

By Laurent Lafrance, 2 June 2020

With the attention of most Canadians focused on preventing COVID-19 from infecting their family and friends, Canada’s Liberal government saw the opportunity to resume issuing permits for the export of armoured vehicles to the Saudi absolutist regime.

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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

Brezilya’da salgın şiddetlenirken İşçi Partisi ve sahte sol kapitalist devletin arkasında hizaya geçiyor

Miguel Andrade, 30 Mayıs 2020

Brezilya egemen sınıfının –PT tarafından temsil edilenler dahil olmak üzere– bütün hiziplerinin başlıca amacı, Bolsonaro’ya karşı yükselen muhalefeti kapitalist devletin arkasına yöneltmek ve kapitalist kâr arayışına eşlik etmesi gereken otoriterleşme karşısında işçileri silahsızlandırmaktır.

Trump protestocuları vurmak üzere orduyu seferber etme tehdidi savuruyor
Polisin George Floyd’u öldürmesine karşı ABD genelinde kitlesel öfke patlak verdi

Anthony Bertolt, 30 Mayıs 2020

ABD’deki sınıfsal gerilimler bir kırılma noktasına ulaşırken, egemen sınıf her zamankinden daha dolaysız bir şekilde baskı aygıtını seferber etmeye yöneliyor.

COVID-19’un sanatçılar üzerindeki yıkıcı etkisi

Clare Hurley, 30 Mayıs 2020

Americans for the Arts adlı oluşum tarafından yakın zamanda yayımlanan bir araştırmaya göre, ABD’deki sanat emekçilerinin yüzde 95’i mevcut kriz nedeniyle gelirini kaybetti; yüzde 62’si artık işsiz.

New in Russian

США выходят из Договора по открытому небу, усиливая опасность войны с Россией

Клара Вайс, 30 мая 2020 г.

Выход США из Договора по открытому небу представляет собой преднамеренную эскалацию военной напряженности не только с Россией, но и с крупнейшими европейскими империалистическими державами.

Российская правая оппозиция пытается извлечь выгоду из кризиса COVID-19

Андреа Питерс, 30 мая 2020 г.

На фоне падения уровня поддержки президента Владимира Путина до исторически минимального уровня лидер правой оппозиции Алексей Навальный пытается представить себя в качестве защитника медицинских работников и «народа».

Бразилия лидирует в мире по новым смертям от COVID-19, а Партия трудящихся и псевдо-левые сплачиваются вокруг капиталистического государства

Мигель Андраде, 30 мая 2020 г.

Так называемая оппозиция выдвинула против Болсонару документ об импичменте за нанесение ущерба «внутренней безопасности» в его действиях против пандемии.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Сахалинское землетрясение уносит более 2 тысяч человеческих жизней

30 мая 2020 г.

28 мая 1995 года на российском дальневосточном острове Сахалин произошло землетрясение. Нефтегорск, город на севере острова, жители которого занимались добычей нефти и угля, был почти полностью уничтожен.

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Herrschende Klasse in den USA nutzt Pandemie, um Angriffe auf Arbeitsplätze und Löhne auszuweiten

Jerry White, 30. Mai 2020

Während die Vermögen der Führungskräfte und Großaktionäre geschützt werden, bauen die Konzerne Tausende Arbeitsplätze ab.

Starker Anstieg rechtsextremer und antisemitischer Gewalttaten in Deutschland

Peter Schwarz, 30. Mai 2020

Die Übergriffe auf Menschen jüdischen Glaubens erreichten 2019 den höchsten Stand seit dem Beginn ihrer statistischen Erfassung vor zwanzig Jahren. Im Durchschnitt wurden an jedem Tag fünf bis sechs antisemitische Straftaten verübt.

Meyer-Werft: Betriebsrat unterstützt Abbau von Leiharbeitern

Marianne Arens, 30. Mai 2020

Der Corona-Ausbruch nach einer Restaurant-Eröffnung in Ostfriesland wirft ein Licht auf die enge Kumpanei von Geschäftsführung und Betriebsrat der Meyer-Werft.

Massenproteste gegen den Polizeimord an George Floyd

Anthony Bertolt, 30. Mai 2020

Der Polizeimord an George Floyd in Minneapolis hat eine Welle der Entrüstung ausgelöst. Es kam zu landesweit zu Demonstrationen.

New in French

Trump menace de mobiliser l’armée pour tirer sur les manifestants
Une colère de masse éclate à travers les États-Unis pour protester contre le meurtre de George Floyd par la police

Anthony Bertolt, 30 mai 2020

Le meurtre par la police de George Floyd à Minneapolis a déclenché une vague de colère sociale, provoquant des manifestations dans le Kentucky, le Colorado, la Californie, l’Ohio et d’autres États du pays.

La classe dirigeante américaine exploite la pandémie pour s’attaquer encore plus aux emplois et aux salaires

Jerry White, 30 mai 2020

Les grandes entreprises américaines qui ont reçu des milliers de milliards de dollars en fonds de sauvetage du gouvernement suppriment des milliers d’emplois tout en protégeant leurs dirigeants et leurs plus gros actionnaires.

Sur fond de grave ralentissement économique, l'Union européenne met en place un fonds de sauvetage

Nick Beams, 30 mai 2020

La décision d’établir un nouveau fonds intervient après des avertissements que les effets de la pandémie sur l’économie européenne sont beaucoup plus graves que ceux anticipés initialement.

Alors que le Brésil compte le plus grand nombre de décès quotidiens de COVID-19
Le Parti des travailleurs et la pseudo-gauche se rallient à l’État capitaliste

Miguel Andrade, 30 mai 2020

La prétendue opposition a déposé des articles de mise en accusation contre Bolsonaro pour avoir porté atteinte à la «sécurité intérieure» dans sa gestion de la pandémie.

Un tribunal canadien décide que le procès d'extradition de la dirigeante de Huawei peut se poursuivre

Roger Jordan, 30 mai 2020

La décision de mercredi renforce Washington et Ottawa dans leur virulente campagne anti-Chine, qui s'est encore intensifiée avec des allégations mensongères selon lesquelles Pékin serait responsable de la pandémie de coronavirus.

L'Ontario prend en charge la gestion des foyers pour aînés où l'armée a constaté une négligence systématique

Roger Jordan, 30 mai 2020

Des décennies d'austérité, de privatisations et de réduction des salaires et des conditions de travail ont entraîné une perte massive de vies humaines à cause du COVID-19 dans les établissements de soins de longue durée du Canada.

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La clase gobernante explota la pandemia para intensificar su ataque contra empleos y salarios

Jerry White, 30 mayo 2020

Las principales corporaciones estadounidenses que han recibido miles de millones de dólares de rescates gubernamentales están eliminando miles de empleos mientras protegen a sus ejecutivos y mayores accionistas.

Trump amenaza con enviar militares para dispararles a los manifestantes
Enojo masivo en protestas por todo EE.UU. contra el asesinato policial de George Floyd

Anthony Bertolt, 30 mayo 2020

El asesinato policial de George Floyd en Minneapolis ha desatado una ola de enojo social, provocando manifestaciones en Kentucky, Colorado, California, Ohio y otros estados en todo el país.

El aumento de las muertes atribuidas a la neumonía sugiere que la cifra oficial de muertes por coronavirus en los EE. UU. es muy baja

Bryan Dyne y Benjamin Mateus, 30 mayo 2020

Es probable que el número real de muertos de COVID-19 en Estados Unidos sea de al menos 150,000, un 50 por ciento más de lo que se ha informado oficialmente.

La pobreza infantil y el hambre aumentarán en Puerto Rico

Alberto Escalera, 30 mayo 2020

Incluso antes de la pandemia, la isla se tambaleaba por una recesión económica que duró un decenio, unas tasas de participación en la fuerza de trabajo crónicamente bajas y una crisis de la deuda pública que sirvió de pretexto para años de severas políticas de austeridad.

Los trabajadores agrícolas del estado de Washington luchan contra condiciones inseguras mientras los sindicatos intentan parar las huelgas

Kayla Costa, 30 mayo 2020

Las condiciones en las que los trabajadores agrícolas se ven obligados a vivir y trabajar han aumentado el riesgo de transmitir el virus que causa el 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 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.

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Perspective

Coup d’état in Washington: Trump declares war on the Constitution

2 June 2020

In a series of politically criminal acts, Trump is establishing a presidential dictatorship based on the military and police.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Trump incites violent police rampage against protesters

Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 June 2020

Hundreds of thousands stage multiracial demonstrations against police violence in a powerful show of working-class unity

No to American fascism! Build a mass movement to force Trump out!

Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party, 14 October 2019

The World Socialist Web Site first published this statement on October 14, 2019. It warned that “Trump is utilizing the power of the presidency to create an unconstitutional and illegal dictatorship.” In light of the recent nationwide military/police crackdown, the WSWS is republishing this crucial document.

Commentary

SpaceX launch of astronauts marks new stage of the privatization of space exploration

By Bryan Dyne, 2 June 2020

The fact that the event was so heavily promoted by SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk, the American media and President Donald Trump should give the excitement around the launch pause.

AFL-CIO, pseudo-left groups seek to derail opposition of Mexican workers to COVID-19 pandemic

By Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2020

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

By Evan Blake, 29 May 2020

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

By Peter Schwarz, 29 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

ICFI

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

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

In defending their rights, workers cannot rely on the trade unions which have become appendages of big business.

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

With the virus spreading rapidly, Brazil already has the second highest number of cases and sixth highest number of deaths of any country in the world.

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

Arts Review

Unorthodox: Netflix series tells story of young woman’s flight from Hasidic community in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 3 June 2020

Esty Shapiro, a 19-year-old unhappily married woman in Brooklyn, leaves her Jewish ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, traveling to Berlin to find her mother and begin a new life.

The “experience of the pandemic has made me more aware that it comes down to capitalism”
Impact of COVID-19 and George Floyd killing on artistic life: An interview with a young artist-actor in Brooklyn, New York

By Clare Hurley, 2 June 2020

Artist and actor Bamoozie (his artist moniker) spoke with the WSWS about the impact of the pandemic on his economic situation, artistic work and political perspective, as well as his thoughts on the police murder of George Floyd.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Impressive raw material, but a non-committal approach

By Matthew Brennan, 1 June 2020

The Accident unambiguously indicts the corporate elite

By Joanne Laurier, 30 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic

Discredited policy of coronavirus “herd immunity” placed in stark relief

By Benjamin Mateus, 1 June 2020

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

Online meeting
COVID-19: Organise rank-and-file health and safety committees for bus and transport workers!

1 June 2020

No to the reopening of schools! Build action committees to safeguard children and teachers!

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30 May 2020

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

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

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

By Jerry White, 29 May 2020

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

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

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Workers Struggles

Protests as COVID-19 outbreak surges in Latin America
Workers Struggles: The Americas

2 June 2020

Health care workers in Argentina and Brazil have staged protests against government neglect as COVID-19 surges throughout the region.

25 years ago: US fighter jet shot down as Bosnian war escalates

On June 2, 1995, a United States Air Force F-16 jet was shot down by Bosnian Serb forces over Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it was patrolling a NATO no-fly zone.

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50 years ago: Nixon and intelligence chiefs draw up “Huston Plan”

On June 5, 1970 US President Richard Nixon met with four heads of American intelligence agencies to draw up a new domestic spying plan.

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75 years ago: Pope Pius XII warns of the threat of revolution in Europe

On June 2, 1945, Pope Pius XII warned in an address to the College of Cardinals that the “fragile peace” established in Europe with defeat of the Nazi regime by the Allied powers could give way to socialist revolutions of the working class.

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100 years ago: Ku Klux Klan launches recruitment drive

On June 7, 1920, William Simmons, the Imperial Wizard of the fascist Ku Klux Klan (KKK), hired the Southern Publicity Association and Mary Elizabeth Tyler to conduct a systematic recruitment drive for new members.

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History

The History Channel’s Grant

By Tom Mackaman, 1 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

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.

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.

SEP US presidential election campaign

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

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 28 May 2020

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

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

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

Neither chloroquine nor hydroxychloroquine has been proven to deliver any benefit against the impact of the coronavirus.

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.”

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

Assange

Declassified Mueller investigation transcripts confirm no evidence WikiLeaks colluded with Russia

By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020

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

Book Review

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

By Clara Weiss, 11 April 2020

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

By Clara Weiss, 13 April 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

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.

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

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