Protesters defy Trump’s threats, expand nationwide movement against police killings

By Jacob Crosse, 3 June 2020

Curfews, mass arrests and police terror have not quelled the powerful movement of youth and workers of all races and ethnicities in response to the police murder of George Floyd.

Trump administration deploys military to the capital as nationwide protests continue

Video: Police on nationwide rampage

Protests in Louisville continue day after local restaurant owner killed

More on police violence »

Brazilian youth join international wave of protests against police violence

By Tomas Castanheira, 3 June 2020

Responding to demonstrations across the US, thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil protesting against police violence, racism and the fascistic president Bolsonaro.

White House Coronavirus Task Force effectively ended by Trump

By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2020

Now that all fifty states have begun reopening in some form, the pandemic is considered over by the US ruling elite even as coronavirus infections and deaths continue to climb.

Australian police officers assault Aboriginal boy in Sydney

By Oscar Grenfell, 3 June 2020

The widespread anger provoked by the attack has prompted nervousness from the political establishment, under conditions of mass protests internationally against police violence.

Thousands rally in Perth, Australia against police violence

Woman pinned down by police officers in London: “I can’t breathe”

By Thomas Scripps, 3 June 2020

Police violence is directed against the working class, particularly its poorest sections, and falls disproportionately on black communities.

Democratic Governor Whitmer lifts major COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan

By Kevin Reed, 3 June 2020

The announcement rescinds the stay-at-home order, along with a series of other restrictions even though most of the state remains in the “flattening” phase of the pandemic.

An interview with a university mental health professional
Anxiety, depression, loneliness grip millions of youth during pandemic

By Renae Cassimeda, 3 June 2020

The WSWS spoke with a university psychotherapist on the psychological impact of the pandemic on college students.

Canadian farm and industrial worksites become new coronavirus hotspots

By Carl Bronski, 3 June 2020

The reckless back-to-work drive across Canada is already producing new outbreaks of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Canada’s governments ignored 2006 pandemic preparedness report

By Dylan Lubao, 3 June 2020

The 550-page “Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector” is further proof that the COVID-19 pandemic was both foreseeable and foreseen.

Egypt: el-Sisi approves legal framework for military dictatorship

By Jean Shaoul, 3 June 2020

Though utilising the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse, only five of the 18 proposed amendments are clearly tied to public health developments.

UK police dismiss spitting case in COVID-19 death of rail worker Belly Mujinga

By Michael Barnes, 3 June 2020

A petition calling for Justice for Belly now has well over half a million signatures.

Sweeping attacks on migrant workers in Russia amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Andrea Peters, 3 June 2020

The Russian government is considering the creation of a vast database that contains foreign workers’ biometric information, health histories, legal and “social” status, and criminal records.

Microsoft to replace MSN news production workers with artificial intelligence

By Mike Ingram, 3 June 2020

Dozens of workers will be replaced with artificial intelligence software that will automatically select content and manage news production.

Australian schools affected by new coronavirus clusters

By Patrick Kelly, 3 June 2020

The cases have exposed state and federal government claims, both Labor and Liberal, that teachers, staff and children are safe to return to school.

2 June 2020

Protests across New Zealand over US police murder of George Floyd

By Tom Peters, 2 June 2020

COVID-19 pandemic exposes a rapidly developing global health crisis

By Benjamin Mateus, 2 June 2020

Coronavirus cases surpass six million globally

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters

By Sam Dalton, 2 June 2020

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

By Thomas Scripps, 2 June 2020

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

By Chris Marsden, 2 June 2020

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

By Margot Miller, 2 June 2020

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

Indian government abandons lockdown measures as coronavirus infections soar

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 2 June 2020

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

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

By Christopher Davion, 2 June 2020

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

By Will McCalliss, 2 June 2020

“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

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

By Nick Barrickman, 2 June 2020

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

By Warren Duzak, 2 June 2020

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

By Mike Head, 2 June 2020

Australian bushfire inquiry examines the terrible impact of smoke inhalation

By John Mackay, 2 June 2020

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

By Laurent Lafrance, 2 June 2020

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

By Kevin Reed, 2 June 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

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.

New in German

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.

New in Portuguese

Golpe de Estado em Washington: Trump declara guerra à Constituição

Declaração do Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (EUA), 3 Junho 2020

Em uma série de atos politicamente criminosos, Trump está estabelecendo uma ditadura presidencial baseada nos militares e policiais.

New in Spanish

Golpe de Estado en Washington: Trump declara guerra contra la Constitución

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 3 junio 2020

En una serie de actos políticamente criminales, Trump está estableciendo una dictadura presidencial con base en el ejército y la policía.

Audiencia administrativa en el caso de extradición de Julian Assange realizado el 1 de junio

Por Oscar Grenfell, 3 junio 2020

Las audiencias han tenido un carácter de farsa, con Assange incapaz de participar debido a los peligros del coronavirus y la prensa frecuentemente excluida.

El Gobierno indio abandona las medidas de bloqueo mientras las infecciones por coronavirus aumentan mucho

Por Wasantha Rupasinghe, 3 junio 2020

Un epidemiólogo que asesora al gobierno en su plan para "reabrir" la economía reconoció alegremente que resultará en una pérdida catastrófica de vidas, declarando que "la India puede ver por lo menos dos millones de muertes".

Después de ignorar la difícil situación de los trabajadores migrantes, la Corte Suprema de la India ahora reconoce el avance de una tragedia social

Por Wasantha Rupasinghe, 3 junio 2020

La intervención del Tribunal Supremo refleja el temor de las autoridades jurídicas de la India de que estalle una creciente ira masiva contra toda la élite capitalista y su Estado.

La oposición derechista rusa intenta beneficiarse de la crisis de COVID-19

Por Andrea Peters, 3 junio 2020

Mientras las cifras de las encuestas del presidente Vladimir Putin caen a niveles históricamente bajos, el líder de la oposición de derecha, Alexei Navalny, trata de presentarse como un defensor de los trabajadores de la salud y "el pueblo".

Los trotskistas brasileños hacen un llamado a la acción de la clase trabajadora contra la pandemia
¿Cuál será el costo de implementar este programa? ¿Quién lo pagará?

Declaración del Grupo Socialista por la Igualdad de Brasil (En solidaridad con el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional), 3 junio 2020

Con la rápida propagación del virus, Brasil ya tiene el segundo mayor número de casos y el sexto mayor número de muertes de cualquier país del mundo.

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

Democrats cover for Trump’s coup d’état

3 June 2020

In contrast to the heroism of the demonstrators, the Democrats have responded to Trump’s dictatorial measures with their typical display of fecklessness, cowardice and complicity.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

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

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 2 June 2020

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.

ICFI

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

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

The Socialist Equality Party opposes the profit-driven “back-to-work” campaign as the global COVID-19 pandemic worsens and fresh outbreaks appear across the country.

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

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

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

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

Commentary

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

By Bryan Dyne, 2 June 2020

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

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

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

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.