US autoworkers take matters into their own hands
Auto plants shut down throughout North America in response to wave of wildcats over coronavirus

By Tom Hall, 19 March 2020

Thousands of autoworkers throughout the US Midwest downed their tools Wednesday morning, the latest in a worldwide wave of wildcat strikes against the continuation of non-essential production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers shut production in auto plants throughout Michigan and Ohio, in defiance of UAW and management

By Tom Hall, 18 March 2020

As world toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 200,000, American hospitals at risk of being overrun

By Bryan Dyne and Patrick Martin, 19 March 2020

A new analysis from Harvard University shows that cities across America will need up to nine times as many hospital beds as they currently have to treat victims of local coronavirus outbreaks.

Front-line nurses and doctors face dire shortages of personal protective equipment

By Benjamin Mateus, 19 March 2020

There are mounting fears among health care workers that they are running unacceptable risks because of the lack of equipment.

Markets plunge again in rush to cash

By Nick Beams, 19 March 2020

Measures taken by central banks have failed to quell the market turmoil with calls for even greater quantitative easing.

Life for immigrants in the US during COVID-19 pandemic
ICE raids continue, asylum seekers turned away, and detention facilities remain potential hotbeds for coronavirus

By Genevieve Leigh, 19 March 2020

“We do not have access to hand sanitizer or masks, or anything else that could protect as we are all stuck together in close quarters.”

New York University gives students 36 hours’ notice to leave dormitories, leaving many students facing homelessness

By Sam Dalton, 19 March 2020

The evictions place thousands of students in a dire situation with many, especially international students and those from working class families, facing the immediate prospect of homelessness.

Amid growing coronavirus pandemic
Student organized investigation finds that Pomona College in California has denied 70 percent of housing requests

Washington imposes new sanctions as Iran’s COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

By Bill Van Auken, 19 March 2020

The global pandemic is viewed by US imperialism as a weapon in its war for hegemony in the Middle East.

Working class in China bears brunt of Beijing’s COVID-19 response

By Ben McGrath, 19 March 2020

The police state measures used by Beijing to curtail the COVID-19 outbreak make clear the necessity for the working class to take control of the response of the pandemic.

Canadian government’s Coronavirus response: Tens of billions for business, a pittance for healthcare and workers

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 19 March 2020

While the Liberal government is handing the corporate elite virtually unlimited supplies of cash, it is placing working people and their families on rations amid a global pandemic.

As coronavirus pandemic grows, anger rises against German companies

By Marianne Arens, 19 March 2020

While the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced that the health risk posed by COVID-19 is “high”, VW announced its production lines would operate until Friday.

Union calls off UK Royal Mail strike citing national interest during coronavirus pandemic

By Thomas Scripps, 19 March 2020

The CWU has used the coronavirus crisis not only as a cover for a sellout it had already intended, but as an opportunity to prove its unswerving allegiance to Royal Mail and the British state.

Hungarian government uses coronavirus epidemic to promote racism

By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2020

As throughout Europe, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Hungary.

Ukrainian government uses coronavirus crisis to pass IMF-backed reforms

By Jason Melanovski, 19 March 2020

Ukraine’s ruling class is exploiting the devastating pandemic to escalate its attacks on the working class.

Australian teachers call for “immediate, tangible action” over coronavirus

By the Committee For Public Education, 19 March 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak serves only to underscore that workers must take matters into their own hands.

Australian doctors condemn government response to COVID-19 “disaster”

By Mike Head, 19 March 2020

Letters, signed by thousands of doctors, warn that a catastrophe “worse” than Italy’s can only be averted by a lockdown and the urgent pouring of resources into hospitals.

Pacific Islands nations threatened with disaster by coronavirus

By John Braddock, 19 March 2020

The recent measles outbreak in Samoa underscores that COVID-19 could be catastrophic for the indigenous populations of the Pacific.

Hospitals lack water, power, masks
IMF denies loan to Venezuela as it braces for COVID-19

By Andrea Lobo, 19 March 2020

The loan request is only the latest appeal by the Maduro government for foreign finance and signal to world finance capital that it will defend profit interests.

18 March 2020

London’s Imperial College predicts millions to die from coronavirus pandemic in UK and US

By Bryan Dyne, 18 March 2020

Going into lockdown, Europe overtakes China as coronavirus epicenter

By Alex Lantier, 18 March 2020

As US Fed seeks to rescue financial markets and corporations demand bailouts
Workers hit by job losses and pay cuts

By Nick Beams, 18 March 2020

Merkel’s response to coronavirus: Draconian measures for German population, unlimited loans for corporations

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 March 2020

UK: Johnson grants £350 billion COVID-19 handout to business and nothing for the working class

By Thomas Scripps, 18 March 2020

Biden sweeps three primaries amid coronavirus crisis

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2020

Israeli government uses emergency powers to authorize cellphone tracking of coronavirus patients

By Kevin Reed, 18 March 2020

US service industry workers face unemployment as businesses close due to coronavirus

By Kathleen Martin, 18 March 2020

“These companies are willing to kill us on the line”
As UAW keeps plants open, Indiana Fiat Chrysler and Lear workers take action over deadly coronavirus

By Jerry White, 18 March 2020

Modi feigns concern for regional cooperation to fight coronavirus, as pandemic spreads across South Asia

By Wasantha Rupasingha, 18 March 2020

Sri Lankan government responds to COVID-19 by mobilising the military and helping the financial elite

By Saman Gunadasa, 18 March 2020

Australian workers face mass job cuts amid coronavirus crisis

By Oscar Grenfell, 18 March 2020

New Zealand government predicts COVID-19 recession, gives billions to business

By Tom Peters, 18 March 2020

Bolsonaro tells workers to work or starve as COVID-19 spreads in Brazil

By Tomas Castanheira, 18 March 2020

Canada: Coronavirus threatens to ravage Toronto’s swelling homeless population

By Omar Ali, 18 March 2020

Pregnant migrant teenager dies after falling from US border wall in southern Texas

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 18 March 2020

University of Michigan terminates provost amid unspecified sexual misconduct allegations

By James Brookfield, 18 March 2020

Pan Am 103 Lockerbie bombing: Fresh appeal launched to clear Megrahi

By Steve James, 18 March 2020

Australian government to use “foreign interference” laws against China-linked targets

By Mike Head, 18 March 2020

17 March 2020

As lockdowns mount over COVID-19 worldwide, WHO pleads for more testing

By Bryan Dyne, 17 March 2020

As Europe becomes the new epicenter of pandemic
Trump administration official admits coronavirus could kill millions in US

Temporary work stoppage at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren Truck plant as wildcat strikes spread in global auto industry

By Jerry White, 17 March 2020

“They will keep doing this unless we stop production on our own”
US autoworkers demand industry shutdown to fight coronavirus

By Tom Hall, 17 March 2020

US automakers, UAW deploy threats and lies to keep workers on the job during pandemic

“They don’t care if you die. All they want is output”
Autoworkers denounce official coronavirus response, call for plant shutdowns

Despite massive Fed intervention, market plunge continues

By Nick Beams, 17 March 2020

As credit markets start to freeze
US Fed slashes rates to zero and returns to “quantitative easing”

Turbulent week on Wall Street ends with market surge

UK: NHS anticipates year-long coronavirus crisis and 8 million hospitalised

By Thomas Scripps, 17 March 2020

UK government uses coronavirus pandemic to ready military in “public order” role

London postal workers take strike action over coronavirus concerns

UK doctors speak out on coronavirus pandemic

By our reporters, 17 March 2020

UK Johnson government denounced for COVID-19 “herd immunity” policy

US threatens military escalation as Iraq confronts COVID-19 and oil price shock

By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2020

Democratic Party debate dominated by coronavirus pandemic

By Patrick Martin, 17 March 2020

Spain deploys army to impose coronavirus lockdown

By Alejandro López, 17 March 2020

Army enters Paris as Macron announces coronavirus lockdown in France

By Alex Lantier and Jacques Valentin, 17 March 2020

The impact of the coronavirus crisis in Florence

By our reporter, 17 March 2020

Scandinavian Airlines lays off 10,000 airline workers as coronavirus triggers global jobs massacre

By Jordan Shilton, 17 March 2020

Wildcat strikes erupt across Italy to demand idling of plants during coronavirus pandemic

Health official warns that 150,000 Australians could die in coronavirus pandemic

By Mike Head, 17 March 2020

Australian universities exploit COVID-19 crisis to cut jobs and courses

Australian governments invoke emergency powers amid COVID-19 disaster

By Mike Head, 17 March 2020

As coronavirus cases surge in Canada, Trudeau prioritizes tougher border controls

By Roger Jordan, 17 March 2020

Canadian workers launch work-safety job actions amid rapid spread of coronavirus

By Carl Bronski, 17 March 2020

After handful of tests, West Virginia officials claim zero coronavirus cases

By Naomi Spencer, 17 March 2020

Amid coronavirus pandemic Nevada gaming commission announces “no plans” to close casinos

By Jacob Crosse, 17 March 2020

ICE officials running unchecked facial recognition searches on Maryland drivers

By Dmitri Church, 17 March 2020

Bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee introduces bill that censors online content and attacks encryption

By Kevin Reed, 17 March 2020

New Zealand cabinet minister Shane Jones continues to stoke racism

By John Braddock, 17 March 2020

Australia: Queensland coroner finds Ardent Leisure culpable for Dreamworld theme park deaths

By Terry Cook, 17 March 2020

Italian

La risposta della classe dirigente alla pandemia di coronavirus: una maligna negligenza

Alex Lantier e Andre Damon, 16 marzo 2020

I governi di tutto il mondo stanno prendendo una decisione deliberata per ridurre al minimo la loro risposta alla pandemia, minacciando la vita di milioni di persone.

New in German

Die Antwort des US-Kapitalismus auf die Corona-Pandemie:
Nichts für die Gesundheitsversorgung, unbegrenztes Geld für die Wall Street

Andre Damon, 17. März 2020

US-Präsident Trump kündigte am Sonntagabend ein weiteres umfassendes Geschenk an die Finanzoligarchie an. Zugleich machten die Demokraten im Kongress deutlich, dass sie den von der Pandemie betroffenen Arbeitern keine Lohnfortzahlung im Krankheitsfall gewähren werden.

Merkels Antwort auf die Krise: Notstandsmaßnahmen für die Bevölkerung – unbeschränkte Kredite für Konzerne und Banken

Ulrich Rippert, 17. März 2020

Während die Bewegungsfreiheit der Bevölkerung drastisch eingeschränkt wird, unternimmt die Regierung so gut wie nichts, um die gefährlichen Corona-...us: Berliner Schüler und Lehrer großer Gefahr ausgesetzt

Carola Kleinert, 17. März 2020

Lehrer, Schüler und Eltern reagieren mit Wut auf die viel zu späten und inkonsequenten Schulschließungen in Berlin.

Coronavirus: Griechische Flüchtlingslager werden zu Todeslagern

Martin Kreickenbaum, 17. März 2020

Die unhaltbaren hygienischen Zustände in den Internierungslagern verhindern selbst einfachste Schutzmaßnahmen.

Johnson-Regierung wegen ihrer Politik der „Herdenimmunität“ gegen COVID-19 in der Kritik

Robert Stevens, 17. März 2020

Trotz ihrer verspäteten und halbherzigen Dementis beweist die Johnson-Regierung durch ihr Vorgehen, dass sie nicht die Absicht hat, auch nur einen Finger zu rühren, um die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus einzudämmen.

New in Portuguese

Bolsonaro assina acordo militar com Trump

Bill Van Auken, 14 Março 2020

A reunião dos dois presidentes fascistas na Flórida teve o objetivo de aumentar a agressão contra a Venezuela, mesmo quando os EUA e o Brasil continuam divididos em questões econômicas.

New in French

La crise de la pandémie de coronavirus s’intensifie
Le capitalisme est en guerre contre la société

Joseph Kishore et David North, 14 mars 2020

La propagation du coronavirus a exposé les conséquences désastreuses de décennies de concentration massive de richesses et d’inégalités engendrées par le capitalisme.

Les marchés boursiers plongent dans la plus forte chute depuis le krach d'octobre 1987

Nick Beams, 14 mars 2020

La chute des marchés boursiers génère une crise dans tout le système financier

La pandémie de coronavirus s’intensifie en Europe

Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 14 mars 2020

Des milliers d...kiLeaks, Julian Assange, a été libérée mercredi après sa tentative de suicide.

Le producteur hollywoodien Harvey Weinstein condamné à 23 ans de prison: la conclusion «obscène» d’un simulacre de procès

David Walsh, 14 mars 2020

Le juge Burke a prononcé la peine la plus sévère possible. On a trouvé Weinstein coupable le 24 février d’un acte sexuel criminel au premier degré et d’un viol au troisième degré.

Le 70e Festival international du film de Berlin – Deuxième partie
«Speer goes to Hollywood»: Un avertissement sur le danger de banaliser les crimes nazis

Verena Nees, 14 mars 2020

Le titre du documentaire de Vanessa Lapa, «Speer Goes to Hollywood», et son slogan, «L'incroyable deuxième carrière du bon nazi», suffisent à semer l’intérêt.

New in Italian

Cosa bisogna fare per combattere la pandemia di coronavirus

Dichiarazione del Partito dell’Eguaglianza Socialista (Stati Uniti), 7 marzo 2020

Le risorse e la tecnologia esistono per fermare una malattia che minaccia di uccidere oltre cento milioni di persone. Non si può permettere che il capitalismo sia un ostacolo per salvare vite umane!

New in Spanish

Cómo combatir la pandemia

Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 7 marzo 2020

La victoria de Biden muestra nuevamente que es imposible transformar al Partido Demócrata capitalista en un vehículo para la política socialista.

Tribunal internacional aprueba investigación de crímenes de guerra estadounidenses en Afganistán

Bill Van Auken, 7 marzo 2020

El muy postergado fallo del TPI desafía las amenazas y la prepotencia de Washington.

Otro giro a la baja en Wall Street

Nick Beams, 7 marzo 2020

Los giros en los mercados bursátiles mundiales han centrado la atención en las tendencias subyacentes que están creando las condiciones para otra crisis financiera en la escala de 2008 o incluso más.

El número de individuos ultrarricos está creciendo dramáticamente a escala mundial

Kevin Reed, 7 marzo 2020

Un nuevo informe de la firma consultora Knight Frank muestra que se proyecta que el número de personas súper ricas en el mundo, aquellas con más de $30 millones en activos, aumente en un 27 por ciento en los próximos cinco años.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Профессор Вадим Роговин начинает лекционный тур по США «Была ли альтернатива сталинизму в СССР?»

29 февраля 2020 г.

27 февраля 1995 года профессор Вадим Захарович Роговин, ведущий историк-марксист в бывшем Советском Союзе, начал турне по США с лекции, прочитанной в Мичиганском государственном университете в Ист-Лансинге.

New in Norwegian

For en globalt koordinert nødrespons til koronaviruspandemien!

Den internasjonale komitéen av den fjerde internasjonale, 29. februar 2020

Massive ressurser må umiddelbart mobiliseres for å få begrenset og kontrollert spredningen av sykdommen, for å behandle og ivareta de som er smittet og for å sikre levebrødet for de hundrevis av millioner mennesker som vil bli rammet av de økonomiske konsekvensene.

Spredningen av koronaviruset utløser «blodbad» på Wall Street

Nick Beams, 29. februar 2020

Wall Street er mer enn 10 prosent ned fra rekordnivåene den siste uka, og S&P 500-indeksen har opplevd sitt skarpeste fall noensinne fra et all-time high .

Dommer beslutter at Assange ikke får sitte med advokatene under utleveringshøringene

Thomas Scripps og Laura Tiernan, 29. februar 2020

Den første uka av utleveringshøringen i saken USA vs.Julian Assange ble avsluttet torsdag i rettslokalet Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, der dommer Vanessa Baraitser avviste en innmelding fra Assanges advokater om at han måtte tillates å sitte sammen med dem i retten.

Tyrkia bomber Syria etter å at dusinvis av soldater døde i syrisk-russiske flyangrep

Alex Lantier, 29. februar 2020

Faren vokser for at en krig i fullskala kan bryte ut mellom NATO-alliansen og den syriske regjeringens vesentlige internasjonale støttespillere, Iran og Russland.

New in Turkish

Gezi Parkı davasındaki beraat kararının ardından baskı sürüyor

Barış Demir, 27 Şubat 2020

Gezi Parkı davasında söz konusu olan, bir yandan Türk devletinin emperyalist güçlerle ve onların Ortadoğu’daki savaş politikalarıyla gergin olan ilişkilerini idare ederken diğer yandan ülke içindeki toplumsal muhalefeti sindirip itibarsızlaştırmayı amaçlayan siyasi bir kan davasıydı.

New in French

L'équipe de défense d'Assange: « L'empire appelle ça de l'espionnage. Nous appelons ça du journalisme »

Thomas Scripps, 20 février 2020

Une conférence de presse a été tenue devant une salle comble par le rédacteur en chef de WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson, l'avocate Jennifer Robinson et les députés australiens Andrew Wilkie et George Christensen.

Washington soutient la Turquie alors que les affrontements frontaliers s'intensifient avec la Syrie et la Russie

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 février 2020

Washington encourage les opérations de l’armée turque en Syrie, au risque d’un affrontement direct entre l’OTAN et les principaux alliés du gouvernement syrien, la Russie et l’Iran.

Les enseignants de l'Ontario et les travailleurs de la raffinerie de Regina en lock-out doivent mener une lutte politique ouvrière

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 février 2020

Pour l'emporter dans la lutte pour défendre leurs emplois, leurs salaires et leurs droits sociaux, les travailleurs doivent reconnaître qu'ils sont confrontés non seulement à un employeur particulièrement impitoyable ou à un gouvernement de droite, mais aussi à un assaut de guerre de classe et à une lutte politique.

La montée de Sanders dans les sondages déclenche de nouvelles provocations des médias et de l’establishment démocrate

Barry Grey, 20 février 2020

L’inquiétude grandit dans l’appareil du parti et dans une grande partie de l’élite patronale que des victoires de Sanders au Nevada et en Caroline du Sud pourrait rendre sa nomination irréversible.

Other Languages

Perspective

Reject capitalist xenophobia! For international socialist solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic!

19 March 2020

Seeking to draw attention from their own disastrous response to the pandemic, governments are attempting to direct the population’s fears into xenophobia and national hatreds.

Earlier Perspectives »

The coronavirus pandemic

How to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: A program of action for the working class

the National Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 17 March 2020

“Amazon puts us at risk:” Warehouse workers discuss company’s inaction in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

By Tom Carter, 19 March 2020

For workers in the the online retail giant’s facilities, few precautions have been taken beyond making hand sanitizer available and posting signs instructing workers to wash their hands.

Mounting anger as workers demand protection from unsafe conditions

By Tom Hall and Joseph Kishore, 18 March 2020

Shut down the auto industry to halt the spread of coronavirus!

the Socialist Equality Party, 14 March 2020

US capitalism’s response to the pandemic: Nothing for health care, unlimited cash for Wall Street

By Andre Damon, 16 March 2020

The response of the ruling elite to the coronavirus pandemic: Malign neglect

By Alex Lantier and Andre Damon, 14 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic crisis intensifies
Capitalism is at war with society

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 March 2020

Trump’s coronavirus address: Ignorance, xenophobia and helplessness

By James Cogan and Andre Damon, 12 March 2020

The response of the working class to the coronavirus pandemic

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 11 March 2020

What must be done to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (United States), 6 March 2020

For a globally coordinated emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 28 February 2020

Election 2020

Bernie Sanders draws his campaign to an end: The political lessons

Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020

For the second time in four years, Sanders has diverted popular hostility to the capitalist system back within the framework of the corporate-controlled two-party system.

Sweetwater teachers and students protest impending mass firing of teachers

Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for vice president of the United States, 11 March 2020

David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 25 February 2020

Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.

Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections

The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!

Free Assange and Manning

Doctors condemn Australian government’s refusal to defend Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 19 March 2020

Doctors4Assange has restated its demand that the Australian government immediately fulfil its obligations to Assange, under conditions in which his life is imperilled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia: Melbourne teachers vote to defend Assange and Manning

By the Committee For Public Education (CFPE), 14 March 2020

International Bar Association condemns British attacks on Assange’s legal rights

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 March 2020

Sri Lankan SEP hold rally in defence of Assange and Manning

By our correspondents, 5 March 2020

Sri Lanka: Prominent journalist and cartoonist call for Julian Assange’s freedom

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Workers Struggles

Uruguayan teachers strike; Saskatchewan teachers begin job action
Workers Struggles: The Americas

17 March 2020

Lecturers and students rally during last week of UK national strike

By our reporters, 12 March 2020

After ending oil workers strike in Brazil, union approves plant closure and layoffs

By Tomas Castanheira, 12 March 2020

Commentary

Close Australian schools to stave off coronavirus! Form action committees of teachers and school staff!

By the Committee for Public Education, 18 March 2020

The Committee for Public Education insists that in the face of a public health emergency, the voices of teachers and education workers must be heard!

New York Times hypocritically accuses Russia of “weaponizing race” in 2020 elections

By Eric London, 14 March 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 US government declares that the Socialist Equality Party and World Socialist Web Site chairman’s request for documents obtained through surveillance of his political activities threatens “national security and foreign intelligence.”

The decade of socialist revolution begins

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020

Arts Review

Max von Sydow (1929-2020): The long shadow of a great actor

By Paul Bond, 19 March 2020

For more than six decades, the Swedish-born von Sydow, who has died at 90, was a standard bearer for serious, thoughtful acting in a remarkable range of work.

70th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
Curveball—Germany’s role in the Iraq war—and the horrors of the concentration camp in Persian Lessons

By Stefan Steinberg, 18 March 2020

Leading orchestras and musicians move to free online performances in response to the coronavirus pandemic

By Clara Weiss, 17 March 2020

An appreciation of jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, 1938-2020

By Matthew Brennan, 16 March 2020

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP to launch election campaign with live streamed online public meeting

18 March 2020

The SEP is fighting for the independent mobilisation of the working class for international socialism and against deepening social inequality, imperialist war and the threat of dictatorship.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein attempts to slither away from central 1619 Project fabrication

By Tom Mackaman, 16 March 2020

Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein is attempting to palm off a minor semantic change as a cure for a totally false presentation of the American Revolution.

New York Times ignored objections raised by 1619 Project fact-checker

By Eric London, 9 March 2020

A reply to the American Historical Review’s defense of the 1619 Project

By David North and Tom Mackaman, 31 January 2020

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

25 years ago: Sarin gas attack in Tokyo subway

On March 20, 1995, a sarin gas attack by a terrorist group on the Tokyo subway system killed 13 people, injured over 50, and caused temporary vision loss for over 1,000 others.

More »

50 years ago: US postal workers launch nationwide wildcat strike

On March 18, 1970 workers of the US Post Office went on strike. In total, over 200,000 workers walked out in the first ever national strike by federal workers.

More »

75 years ago: Hitler signs “Nero Decree”

On March 19, 1945, amid rapid Allied advances into Germany, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler issued a decree entitled “Demolitions on Reich Territory.”

More »

100 years ago: Workers councils form central leadership body during Germany’s “Ruhr Uprising”

On March 20, 1920, in Germany’s highly industrialized Ruhr Valley representatives of workers’ councils assembled in Essen to elect a central leadership.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

German student newspaper “Unauf” defends far-right violence against students

the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 16 March 2020

Following the refusal of Humboldt University management to condemn the physical attack by right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski on a left-wing student, the “independent student newspaper at Humboldt University” has followed suit.

No to right-wing “anti-Semitism” lawsuit against New York University!

the IYSSE at New York University, 12 March 2020

Book Review

Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand’s Leaky Buildings Disaster
How profit-gouging and government deregulation created New Zealand’s home-building catastrophe

By John Braddock, 12 March 2020

Peter Dyer’s book explains how Labour and National Party governments created New Zealand’s “leaky homes” scandal.

Defend public education!

No Layoffs! No Cuts!
A fighting strategy to defend public education in San Diego’s Sweetwater Union High School district

By Evelyn Rios, 9 March 2020

The Socialist Equality Party calls on teachers, students and parents to form independent rank-and-file and neighborhood committees throughout the city to organize opposition to austerity and social inequality.

San Ysidro, California high school students walk out to oppose attacks on public education

Joseph Kishore – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 7 March 2020

On Friday, March 6, hundreds of students at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California walked out to oppose budget cuts and attacks on public education.

As support for wildcat strike spreads
Unions work to defeat UC-Santa Cruz grad student strike

By Jonathan Burleigh, 27 February 2020

More on the defense of public education »

The New York Times' 1619 Project

Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for social equality

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2020

The New York Times’ “1619 Project”
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shell Oil and mass killings in Africa

By Trévon Austin and Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2019

The New York Times’s 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history

By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 6 September 2019

“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
An interview with historian Clayborne Carson on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

1619 Project director speaks at New York University
Nikole Hannah-Jones, race theory and the Holocaust

By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019

More on the New York Times’ 1619 Project »

History

YIVO Institute for Jewish research in New York fires all its librarians

By Clara Weiss, 17 February 2020

An interview with Auschwitz survivor Esther Bejarano

the editorial board, 27 January 2020

Seventy-five years since the liberation of Auschwitz

Obituary

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dead at 90

By Jerry White, 27 February 2020

Hosni Mubarak, US-backed dictator of Egypt for 30 years, dead at 91

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2020

Mehring Books

New pamphlet from Mehring Books on the 1619 Project

24 January 2020

The response of David North and Eric London to the New York Times’ rebuff of five eminent historians’ objections to the 1619 Project is now available as an illustrated pamphlet.

Vadim Rogovin’s Bolsheviks against Stalinism 1928–1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition
A magnificent account of Stalin’s opponents in the USSR

By Andrea Peters, 21 December 2019

Stalin’s rise was neither foreordained nor a natural outgrowth of the October Revolution. The Great Russian chauvinist and bureaucrat secured power in ferocious conflict with the proletariat, peasantry and cadre of the revolutionary socialist movement.

Socialist Equality Party

Video: 70 years after the Chinese Revolution—How the struggle for socialism was betrayed

31 October 2019

Introduction to the 1955 SWP resolution “The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath”

From the archives
SWP resolution: The Third Chinese Revolution and its Aftermath

Introduction to the 1951 report to the Fourth International by Chinese Trotskyist Peng Shuzhi

From the archives
The Causes of the Victory of the Chinese Communist Party over Chiang Kai-Shek, and the CCP’s Perspectives

History of the ICFI

Drawing the lessons of the ICFI split—International Strategy and National Tactics: The change in the ICFI’s approach to national liberation movements

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 September 2019

This lecture was delivered to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Summer School on July 25, 2019 by Deepal Jayasekera, Assistant Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka

Introduction to the Turkish language edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky’s four fateful years in Prinkipo: 1929-1933

By David North, 23 September 2019

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

The World Capitalist Crisis and the Tasks of the Fourth International: An analysis of the ICFI Perspectives resolution of 1988

The International Committee’s response to the “End of History”: The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

The Dissolution of the USSR and the Unipolar Moment of US Imperialism

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Political Origins and Consequences of the 1982–86 Split in the International Committee of the Fourth International

The 2020 US Elections

Joe Biden: A familiar face, a deeply reactionary record

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019

Amy Klobuchar: The favorite Democrat of Senate Republicans

By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019