Mass reopenings worldwide have accelerated the coronavirus pandemic

By Bryan Dyne, 5 June 2020

There are now more than 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus around the world each day, and at least 3,000 new deaths.

White House Coronavirus Task Force effectively ended by Trump

New US weekly unemployment claims near 2 million as foreclosures, hunger loom

By Shannon Jones, 5 June 2020

The economic meltdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving into a deep and long economic slump.

Ten thousand people have been arrested across the US as protests against police violence continue to expand

By Kevin Reed, 5 June 2020

Protests have taken place in more than 500 cities and towns across the US over the past ten days in the face of the deployment of riot police, the National Guard and Trump's threat of military intervention.

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

Trump administration deploys unmarked paramilitary units in Washington, D.C.

By Zac Thorton, 5 June 2020

The appearance of largely unmarked paramilitary units in Washington, D.C., has underscored the growing threat of a military takeover in the United States.

Thousands of US medical workers join protests against police violence

By Clara Weiss, 5 June 2020

Protests by health care workers expanded significantly Thursday, with more demonstrations planned for Friday and Saturday.

Austin, Texas police critically injure young protesters with “less lethal” beanbag rounds

By Matthew Taylor, 5 June 2020

College student Justin Howell was hospitalized on Sunday with a fractured skull and brain damage after being shot in the head while participating in a demonstration against police violence.

Inmate dies after being pepper sprayed by guards at Brooklyn federal detention center

By Sam Dalton, 5 June 2020

Jamel Floyd was declared dead shortly after guards responded to an incident in his cell and subdued him with a noxious chemical agent.

New details emerge in hearing for three charged in murder of Ahmaud Arbery

By Matthew MacEgan, 5 June 2020

The judge in the Arbery case found probable cause against all three defendants and declared that all of their cases would move forward to trial.

Protests erupt in France against police violence and Trump’s coup d’état

By Alex Lantier, 5 June 2020

After the anti-constitutional threats by Trump to deploy the military against protests in the United States, 20,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday.

Brazilian youth join international wave of protests against police violence

German protests in solidarity with George Floyd and against police violence

By Jan Ritter and Noah Windstein, 5 June 2020

The brutal video-recorded murder has shocked people in Germany and many have taken to the streets in protest.

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

More on police violence »

Nissan confirms job cuts as strike against Spanish plant closures continues

By Alejandro López, 5 June 2020

Thousands of Nissan workers, their families and sympathisers are striking, protesting and blocking roads to protest the automaker’s decision to shut down its Barcelona plant.

UAW withholds information six days after Louisville Ford worker tests positive for COVID-19

By Steve Filips, 4 June 2020

Workers were outraged at the United Auto Workers union for concealing information about the spread of the deadly disease at the Kentucky Truck Plant.

US colleges prepare full opening of campuses in the name of football

By Andy Thompson, 5 June 2020

Over the past several decades college sports has become a multibillion-dollar industry and has made athletics the center of revenue and funding plans in most major US universities.

Protests spread in Chile as hospitals reach saturation point

By Mauricio Saavedra, 5 June 2020

The loss of life is the outcome of decades of pro-corporate policies that have led to a chronically underfunded health system, now on the verge of collapse and extreme poverty.

Canadian farm and industrial worksites become new coronavirus hotspots

Alberta’s hard-right premier dismisses coronavirus as “influenza”

By Janet Browning, 5 June 2020

Kenney’s callous remark is part of his government’s reckless back-to-work policy, and underscores the broad support within Canada’s ruling elite for a criminal “herd immunity” strategy.

European Central Banks boosts support for financial markets

By Nick Beams, 5 June 2020

The decision by the ECB to lift its emergency asset purchasing program to €1.35 trillion was warmly welcome in financial circles.

Philippines begins lifting lockdown despite rising infection rates

By Owen Howell, 5 June 2020

President Duterte is seeking to suppress any opposition to the premature reopening through the extension of his emergency powers and a new anti-terrorism bill.

Opposition builds to re-opening of UK schools

By Tania Kent, 5 June 2020

In response to a Zoom webinar held by the National Education Union on Wednesday—two days after the re-opening of schools—many educators on Facebook expressed hostility to the inaction of the union.

NTEU helps Australian universities escalate job and wage cuts

By Mike Head, 5 June 2020

University managements are exploiting the union’s stifling of university workers’ outrage and opposition.

Australia: NSW government pushes public sector wage freeze

By Martin Scott, 5 June 2020

The government is now asking the Industrial Relations Commission to deny nurses, teachers, paramedics, and other essential workers a promised 2.5 percent wage increase.

Hundreds of jobs axed as News Corp Australia shuts regional and suburban newspapers

By Richard Phillips, 5 June 2020

The Murdoch-owned company, like other media conglomerates, has seized on the COVID-19 crisis to drastically restructure operations and drive up profits.

Zambia’s bid for IMF rescue deal thwarted by Washington’s anti-China campaign

By Jean Shaoul and Stephan McCoy, 5 June 2020

Zambia has been caught in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump’s reckless campaign to undermine China, which he views as a threat to US global dominance.

4 June 2020

Nearly half a million health care workers worldwide infected with coronavirus

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2020

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

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 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

Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 June 2020

European media outlets fear bitter class struggles in the US

By Peter Schwarz, 4 June 2020

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

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 4 June 2020

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

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 4 June 2020

White supremacist congressman Steve King defeated in Republican primary

By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2020

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

By Kristina Betinis, 4 June 2020

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

By Dan Conway, 4 June 2020

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

By Sam Dalton, 4 June 2020

Disgraced former UAW President Gary Jones pleads guilty to corruption charges

By Tom Hall, 4 June 2020

Economic effects of pandemic to last a decade

By Nick Beams, 4 June 2020

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

By Katy Kinner, 4 June 2020

Sri Lankan health workers protest wage and transport cuts during pandemic

By W. A. Sunil, 4 June 2020

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

By Barry Mason, 4 June 2020

Survey exposes COVID-19 dangers facing call centre workers

By Joe Mount, 4 June 2020

Irish government plans full return to work by August

By Dermot Quinn, 4 June 2020

Union supports ditching temporary workers at Meyer shipyard in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 4 June 2020

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

By Terry Cook, 4 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

Trump intensifies campaign to brand domestic opposition as terrorism

5 June 2020

The White House’s planned use of anti-terrorism units to apprehend “agitators” is aimed at criminalizing opposition to police violence and the policies of the oligarchy.

Earlier Perspectives »

June 7 Online Meeting

Featured Commentary

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

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 June 2020

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.

The coronavirus pandemic

Swedish health officials admit “herd immunity” policy led to “too many” deaths

By Jordan Shilton, 5 June 2020

Sweden’s policy has been lauded internationally by mouthpieces for the financial elite and big business, who were determined to force working people back to their jobs as soon as multi-billion bailouts for the financial oligarchy were completed.

Turkish Trotskyists call for independent working-class action against the pandemic

By Sosyalist Eşitlik (in solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International), 5 June 2020

Sosyalist Eşitlik opposes the reckless back-to-work campaign and the reopening of non-essential workplaces and schools as the pandemic continues to spread.

London bus drivers face COVID-19 disaster: Build rank-and-file safety committees!

By Laura Tiernan, 5 June 2020

Unite has signed off on the Johnson government’s COVID-19 transport plan despite the serious and imminent danger it poses to drivers and the travelling public.

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

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

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

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

By Benjamin Mateus, 1 June 2020

The murderous pseudoscience of “herd immunity”

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 »

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

SEP (Australia) holding online lecture on the history of the Left Opposition this Tuesday

5 June 2020

The lecture will outline the intense relevance of the program of world socialist revolution defended by the Left Opposition, amid a global crisis of capitalism and the emergence of international struggles by the working class.

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

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

Fight for an international socialist program against war, social devastation and dictatorship
Vote Socialist Equality Party in the Sri Lankan general election

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

Arts Review

The Eddy: Struggling musicians in Paris—how unprepared artists are for the present situation!

By David Walsh, 5 June 2020

The eight-part series focuses on an expatriate American musician-composer and his attempts to keep his nightspot open and confront some of the problems in his personal life.

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

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

Workers Struggles

Spanish workers protest Nissan job losses; South African Macsteel metalworkers walk out against pay cut; strike threats by hospital workers in UK, Iceland
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

5 June 2020

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Commentary

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

By Jerry White, 4 June 2020

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

By Subash Somachandran, 4 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

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

By Matthew Brennan, 1 June 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

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

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.