Nearly half a million health care workers worldwide infected with coronavirus

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2020

The International Council of Nurses reports that 600 nurses have died in the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates that 450,000 health care workers of all kinds have been infected worldwide.

COVID-19 pandemic exposes a rapidly developing global health crisis

After more than a week of nationwide protests, new charges announced against George Floyd’s murderers

By Jacob Crosse, 4 June 2020

Attorney General Keith Ellison tempered any expectations of justice as thousands continued to defy police and military repression in marches across the country

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends police violence against protesters

Thousands protest in London against police killing of George Floyd

By Robert Stevens, 4 June 2020

Protests were marked by their multi-racial character, with attendees comments confirming that what is taking place in the US is a common experience facing millions across the globe.

Protests across New Zealand over US police murder of George Floyd

“The rich are concerned with keeping their power and keeping the race thing going”
American workers voice support for mass protests against police brutality

By Evan Blake, 4 June 2020

The WSWS spoke with a cross-section of American workers, all of whom voiced immense support for the protests, while denouncing the criminal response of the Trump administration.

Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 June 2020

Had the attack occurred in a country such as China or Iran, the muted response from the Australian political establishment would undoubtedly have been very different.

European media outlets fear bitter class struggles in the US

By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2020

The European press and ruling elite are not especially troubled by Trump’s plan to erect a presidential dictatorship. Rather, they fear the president could provoke class struggles that would endanger the capitalist system and spread to Europe.

Canadian establishment shrugs off Trump’s authoritarian power grab, voices “horror” over mass protests

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 4 June 2020

The Canadian elite, like the US Democratic Party, fears a mass upsurge of the working class against Trump far more than it does his bid to establish a presidential dictatorship.

Use of tear gas by US police may exacerbate COVID-19 pandemic

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 4 June 2020

Tear gas directly attacks the lungs, and its corrosive effects could make people far more susceptible to respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

White supremacist congressman Steve King defeated in Republican primary

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2020

Steve King fell out of favor with his party by saying too blatantly what Trump and his cronies really think.

Anger grows over refusal to bring charges in killing at Omaha protest

By Kristina Betinis, 4 June 2020

The Douglas County attorney reversed himself Wednesday to call for a grand jury investigation into the murder of James Scurlock by a bar owner during a demonstration this weekend.

Georgia police officers charged after brutal assault on college students returning from protest

By Dan Conway, 4 June 2020

The students were viciously assaulted returning from protests against the murder of George Floyd on Saturday night despite doing nothing to provoke the officers or arouse suspicion.

US Federal Bureau of Prisons implements full lockdown amid mass protests across the country

By Sam Dalton, 4 June 2020

Amidst a worsening COVID-19 outbreak and protests over police violence, fears of brewing rebellions lead to the rapid lockdown of federal prisons this week.

Disgraced former UAW President Gary Jones pleads guilty to corruption charges

By Tom Hall, 4 June 2020

Jones’ guilty plea brings the UAW corruption scandal to a new stage.

Economic effects of pandemic to last a decade

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2020

The Congressional Budget Office has reduced its forecast for US growth over the next decade by a cumulative $7.9 trillion, equivalent to 3 percent of gross domestic product.

US nurses speak on dangers of COVID-19 exposure at their workplaces

By Katy Kinner, 4 June 2020

WSWS reporters spoke to nurses across the US who shared their anger and frustration over governmental and employer neglect throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lankan health workers protest wage and transport cuts during pandemic

By W. A. Sunil, 4 June 2020

While hospital workers across all grades and union affiliations participated in the protests the unions are seeking to head off a confrontation with the government.

Nearly 65,000 COVID-19 deaths in UK according to Financial Times

By Barry Mason, 4 June 2020

The FT highlighted the fact that in absolute terms the number of excess deaths in the UK is the highest in Europe, and internationally is only second to the US.

Survey exposes COVID-19 dangers facing call centre workers

By Joe Mount, 4 June 2020

Several call centre workers have lost their lives to COVID-19, with thousands in fear that their health and safety is being jeopardised.

Irish government plans full return to work by August

By Dermot Quinn, 4 June 2020

Ireland is pressing ahead with a five-phase plan to enforce a full return to work by August, while talks for a viciously anti-working class coalition government continue.

Union supports ditching temporary workers at Meyer shipyard in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 4 June 2020

The unions are on the side of those raking in billions in aid to keep the German stock market bubbling.

Australian inquest says “grossly deficient” safety caused death of Anglo American mine worker

By Terry Cook, 4 June 2020

The coronial inquest into the Grasstree Mine workers’ death in 2014 is a damning indictment of Anglo American safety standards.

3 June 2020

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

By Jacob Crosse, 3 June 2020

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

White House Coronavirus Task Force effectively ended by Trump

By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2020

Australian police officers assault Aboriginal boy in Sydney

By Oscar Grenfell, 3 June 2020

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

Democratic Governor Whitmer lifts major COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan

By Kevin Reed, 3 June 2020

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

By Renae Cassimeda, 3 June 2020

Canadian farm and industrial worksites become new coronavirus hotspots

By Carl Bronski, 3 June 2020

Canada’s governments ignored 2006 pandemic preparedness report

By Dylan Lubao, 3 June 2020

Egypt: el-Sisi approves legal framework for military dictatorship

By Jean Shaoul, 3 June 2020

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

By Michael Barnes, 3 June 2020

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

By Andrea Peters, 3 June 2020

Microsoft to replace MSN news production workers with artificial intelligence

By Mike Ingram, 3 June 2020

Australian schools affected by new coronavirus clusters

By Patrick Kelly, 3 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

A call to the working class! Stop Trump’s coup d’état!

4 June 2020

The Trump administration is attempting to carry out a coup against the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship based on the military and the police.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Democrats cover for Trump’s coup d’état

By Andre Damon, 3 June 2020

Trump incites violent police rampage against protesters

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

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

As protests grow, corporate CEOs hypocritically declare opposition to “racism and injustice”

By Jerry White, 4 June 2020

Tech billionaires, Wall Street bankers and auto executives all issued statements this week in hopes of shoring up the battered image of American capitalism.

Tamil nationalists exploit remembrance of war victims to advance pro-imperialist agenda

By Subash Somachandran, 4 June 2020

Last month marked the eleventh anniversary of the bloody end of Sri Lanka’s nearly 30-year war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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

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

Letting the cat out of the bag about American television police shows
Writer on Law & Order: SVU spinoff threatens to kill “looters”

By David Walsh, 4 June 2020

Dick Wolf, the creator and executive producer of the Law & Order franchise, was obliged this week to fire a writer on an upcoming series after the latter posed with a weapon and threatened to kill “looters” in Los Angeles.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 3 June 2020

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

ICFI

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Thomas Scripps, 2 June 2020

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.