The United States nears a new one-day high of COVID-19 infections

By Benjamin Mateus, 25 June 2020

The United States neared a new one-day high in new cases of COVID-19, with 38,386 new infections, only a few hundred below the high set back on April 24 with 39,072 cases.

US indictment of Assange based on testimony of FBI assets, convicted child molester

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 June 2020

The indictment paints a picture of US operatives pouring through decade-old tabloid gossip and dredging up the most unsavoury creatures of their own intelligence agencies to fling mud at Assange.

As the pandemic spirals out of control, Trump attacks testing, holds indoor rally in Phoenix

COVID-19 cases rapidly surge in Texas

By Trévon Austin, 25 June 2020

Texas confirmed over 5,000 cases for the first time on Tuesday.

IMF downgrades forecast for global economy

By Nick Beams, 25 June 2020

The global economy is predicted to take a $12 trillion hit over 2020 and 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic having a “catastrophic” effect on the world labour market.

Brazilian government hides scale of COVID-19 pandemic to promote criminal reopening

By Tomas Castanheira, 25 June 2020

Different studies point to severe underreporting of COVID-19 cases and deaths, as outbreaks at working places spread across Brazil.

India rapidly emerging as epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic in Asia

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 25 June 2020

As a result of the Modi government’s abandonment of lockdown measures, the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire in both urban slums and rural areas.

As COVID-19 spreads in Minnesota, Wisconsin warehouses
Amazon worker’s job in limbo after seeking to take time off for injury

By Nick Barrickman, 25 June 2020

Seeking to take time off after breaking his wrist in a fall, the worker was denied access to his jobsite and had his identification card deactivated.

Detroit nurses’ lawsuit exposes horrific conditions at Sinai-Grace Hospital as COVID-19 deaths spiked

By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020

Four nurses who worked at Sinai-Grace Hospital have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Tenet corporation that operates the facility where dozens of people died from COVID-19 due to management’s cost-cutting.

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb throughout US
Hundreds of thousands of Illinois workers forced to risk health for profits under “Phase 4” of economic reopening

By Jessica Goldstein, 25 June 2020

A real answer to mass unemployment does not require putting hundreds of thousands of more workers’ lives at risk.

Tuesday primaries show rising popular discontent with Democratic Party establishment

By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2020

Voter turnout swelled despite the coronavirus threat, with many voters choosing to vote early or cast mail-in ballots.

Beset by crisis, Kremlin holds “victory parade”

By Clara Weiss, 25 June 2020

The parade and the reopening of the economy have been timed to precede by one week the national referendum on constitutional changes proposed by Putin earlier this year.

Johnson announces end of UK’s lockdown

By Robert Stevens, 25 June 2020

The bulk of the UK economy, barring “close proximity” venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools and spas, will reopen July 4. All schools will reopen in September.

London bus drivers’ lives threatened by union collusion on inadequate COVID-19 measures

By Laura Tiernan, 25 June 2020

The Unite union is playing a crucial role for the government and Transport for London in policing the back-to-work drive and concealing the immense dangers facing bus and transport workers.

Unite union facilitates cover-up of COVID-19 outbreak in UK meat processing plants

By Tony Robson, 25 June 2020

Meat processing factories across the world have become a breeding ground for the virus, and working in them is a potential death sentence.

Following “night of violence” in Stuttgart
German media and politicians stoke massive campaign for a police state

By Jan Ritter and Johannes Stern, 25 June 2020

The campaign is aimed at establishing an authoritarian state in which even journalistic and satirical criticisms of the police are prohibited.

New COVID-19 outbreaks in Germany and Berlin’s inhumane quarantine conditions

By Lisa Lachlan, 25 June 2020

Since June 13, 369 households, each containing one to 10 people, have been quarantined as a result of COVID-19 infections in one of Berlin’s poorest districts.

US Appeals Court orders case against Michael Flynn dismissed

By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020

A three-judge panel ruled by two-to-one on Wednesday that the perjury charges against the former Trump national security advisor—to which he had already pleaded guilty—should be quashed immediately.

California Democrats collaborate with state employees union to cut workers’ wages by 11 percent

By Alan Gilman, 25 June 2020

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 agreed to a two-year wage cut of over 11 percent for 96,000 custodians, administrators and nurses employed by the state government.

Canada: Media report says Ford may target Oakville assembly plant for closure

By Carl Bronski, 25 June 2020

Just weeks before contract negotiations are set to begin for almost 20,000 Canadian Detroit Three autoworkers, the media is reporting that Ford may phase out production at its Oakville assembly plant in coming years.

Escalating economic and political crisis hits Fiji

By John Braddock, 25 June 2020

The government’s resort to authoritarian measures reflects growing social tensions as the economy nosedives.

NSSP leader contests Sri Lankan elections on United National Party slate

By Vilani Peiris—leader of the SEP slate for Colombo district, 25 June 2020

The NSSP’s decision to contest with the UNP is a further expression of the right-wing political degeneration of this middle-class formation and other pseudo-left groups internationally.

24 June 2020

France backs Egypt’s threat to intervene against Turkey in Libyan war

By Alex Lantier, 24 June 2020

More than 1,500 COVID-19 infections at pork processing plant in Germany

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 24 June 2020

Pandemic intensifies unemployment and poverty among Turkish workers

By Ozan Özgür, 24 June 2020

Australia: Coronavirus infections spike in Melbourne’s working class suburbs

By Patrick O’Connor, 24 June 2020

US: Bath shipyard workers strike over subcontracting and job cuts

By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2020

Siberian Arctic records temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit

By Bryan Dyne, 24 June 2020

US police received over $760 million of military gear in the past two years

By Trévon Austin, 24 June 2020

Fascist US Army soldier faces terrorism-related charges

By Jacob Crosse, 24 June 2020

Trump signs reactionary proclamation expanding immigration restrictions

By Kevin Reed, 24 June 2020

Tennessee legislature passes anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill

By Warren Duzak, 24 June 2020

Boris Johnson reinforces imperialist agenda of Britain’s overseas aid

By Jean Shaoul, 24 June 2020

Johnson used pandemic to step up privatisation of UK public sector

By Margot Miller, 24 June 2020

All schools in England to open in September

By Tom Pearce, 24 June 2020

Australian police assault Aboriginal man with taser

By Oscar Grenfell, 24 June 2020

Canada’s New Democrats prop up pro-austerity, pro-war Liberals

By Roger Jordan, 24 June 2020

New in German

Die Corona-Pandemie und die Notlage von Flüchtlingen und Migranten weltweit

Jordan Shilton, 25. Juni 2020

Die Corona-Pandemie, die weiterhin auf der ganzen Welt wütet, trifft mit besonderer Härte Millionen Flüchtlinge und Vertriebene.

Wirecard: Deutsche Wirtschaft versinkt in Kriminalität

Peter Schwarz, 25. Juni 2020

Mit dem Finanzdienstleister Wirecard ist ein weiterer DAX-Konzernen in einen Strudel von Affären, Betrug und Kriminalität geraten.

Berlin: Trotz Virusausbrüchen Rückkehr zum Regelbetrieb

Carola Kleinert, 25. Juni 2020

Unmittelbar vor den Sommerferien steigen die Covid-19-Infektionen bundesweit rasant an. Dennoch wird die Aufhebung von Schutzmaßnahmen überall rigoros vorangetrieben.

Frankreich unterstützt die Drohung Ägyptens, gegen die Türkei in den Libyenkrieg einzugreifen

Alex Lantier, 25. Juni 2020

Während Millionen Menschen in Afrika von Covid-19 bedroht sind, riskieren die Nato-Mächte, dass ihre seit neun Jahren andauernde Aufteilung Libyens zu einem regionalen oder sogar globalen Konflikt eskaliert.

New in Russian

Индо-китайский конфликт угрожает внешнеполитическим интересам России

Клара Вайс, 24 июня 2020 г.

В то время как США агрессивно вмешались в события на стороне Индии, Россия рассматривает столкновение как серьезный вызов своим геостратегическим интересам и стремится к переговорам по урегулированию конфликта.

Болтон призывает правых республиканцев порвать с Трампом по вопросам внешней политики

Патрик Мартин, 24 июня 2020 г.

Бывший советник Трампа по национальной безопасности дал множество антитрамповских интервью прессе, чтобы разрекламировать свои недавно опубликованные —и прибыльные — мемуары о пребывании в Белом доме.

New in Turkish

Türk ordusu Irak Kürdistanı’na kara harekatı başlattı

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 Haziran 2020

Büyük güçler ve bölgesel güçler arasında Libya, Doğu Akdeniz ve Suriye üzerine artan uluslararası çatışmaların ortasında, Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri (TSK) Irak Kürdistanı’na askeri harekat başlattı.

New in Mandarin

工人阶级、社会主义与抗击大流行病

David North, 2020年6月18日

在第四国际创始文件《过渡纲领》中,列昂·托洛茨基将1936-1937年大萧条期间在美国爆发的静坐罢工描述为 “美国工人为了将自己提升到历史给予他们的那些任务的水准所做的本能努力”。

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 French

Un mois après la réouverture: la COVID-19 fait des ravages dans les États et les lieux de travail américains

Jerry White, 20 juin 2020

Le conditionnement de la viande aux États-Unis, les usines automobiles et d’autres importants lieux de travail ont été un vecteur important de la propagation de cette maladie mortelle.

De nouvelles demandes d’allocations de chômage indiquent une récession prolongée aux États-Unis

Shannon Jones, 20 juin 2020

Les nouvelles demandes pour la semaine qui se termine le 13 juin se sont élevées à 1,5 million, soit une baisse marginale par rapport aux semaines précédentes, ce qui indique que le choc produit par la pandémie a déclenché un effondrement plus vaste de l’économie.

Un général français de haut rang annonce les préparatifs de guerres «État contre État»

Will Morrow, 20 juin 2020

Faisant une analogie avec la pandémie de coronavirus, Burkhard a déclaré que l’éruption d’une guerre majeure «ne manque que la patient zéro de l’epidémie guerrière».

L’armée turque lance des attaques terrestres au Kurdistan irakien pour cibler le PKK

Ulaş Ateşci, 20 juin 2020

Au milieu de conflits internationaux croissants sur la Libye, la Méditerranée orientale et la Syrie, la Turquie a envahi le nord de l’Irak pour attaquer les milices nationalistes kurdes.

Comment les syndicats canadiens et le NPD ont ouvert la voie à un projet de loi imposant le retour au travail en pleine pandémie

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 20 juin 2020

La législation proposée appauvrirait et criminaliserait les travailleurs qui refusent de risquer leur vie et celle de leur famille pour le profit du patronat.

New in Spanish

COVID-19 se desata a través de plantas de procesamiento de alimentos, almacenes e instalaciones de fabricación

Por Jerry White, 24 junio 2020

Más de 24.000 empacadores de la carne han sido infectados y al menos 91 han muerto.

Autopartista estadounidense despide a docenas de trabajadores en Matamoros, México, por exigir verdad sobre brote de COVID-19

Por Andrea Lobo, 24 junio 2020

Tridonex Cardone ha despedido a docenas de trabajadores que exigieron que la gerencia les dijera la verdad sobre la propagación del virus y la muerte de trabajadores en las plantas de la empresa en México.

¡Oponganse a todos los recortes presupuestarios de educación pública, despidos y la reapertura insegura de las escuelas! ¡Por un programa socialista para financiar completamente y expandir enormemente la educación pública!

Por Joseph Kishore—candidato del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad para presidente de EEUU, 24 junio 2020

Como candidato del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad a la presidencia en las elecciones de EE.UU. de 2020, condeno los ataques generalizados a la educación pública implementados por los demócratas y los republicanos.

New in Portuguese

Por uma ação internacional da classe trabalhadora contra a pandemia de COVID-19!

Declaração do Comitê Internacional da Quarta Internacional, 24 Junho 2020

Apenas uma intervenção política independente da classe trabalhadora internacional contra o sistema capitalista pode acabar com as mortes em massa causadas pela pandemia de COVID-19.

Os fundamentos malthusianos da estratégia de “imunidade de rebanho” de Boris Johnson

Por Thomas Scripps, 24 Junho 2020

As principais figuras da elite dominante consideram hoje em dia as vítimas da pandemia um “controle” supostamente natural de setores da população considerados um prejuízo para os lucros.

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.

Other Languages

Perspective

Racial-communalist politics and the second assassination of Abraham Lincoln

25 June 2020

In the one month since the killing of George Floyd, the mass, multi-racial and international demonstrations against police violence are in danger of being hijacked by a faction of the ruling class that is aggressively promoting a brand of racial-communal politics.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Hands off the monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant!

By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020

For international working class action against the COVID-19 pandemic!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 June 2020

Only an independent political intervention by the international working class against the capitalist system can put an end to the mass deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global plight of refugees and migrant workers

By Jordan Shilton, 24 June 2020

Book Review

Yellow Star, Red Star
Capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascism in southeastern Europe since 1989

By Clara Weiss, 20 June 2020

Though fatally flawed by its equation of Stalinism with communism, and the author’s reluctance to discuss the social character of the restoration of capitalism, the book exposes the close relationship between capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascist forces.

Commentary

New York Times column: Pandemic shows need to curtail “unnecessary” and “wasteful” doctor’s visits

By Kate Randall, 25 June 2020

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar makes the remarkable argument that patients who have stopped going to the doctor during the COVID-19 outbreak “seem to have done OK,” and concludes that Americans have too much access to health care.

Ten years since the US-backed coup against Australian Labor PM

By Mike Head, 24 June 2020

Responding to mass protests against police brutality, Germany’s Left Party appeals for a police state

By Peter Schwarz and Johannes Stern, 22 June 2020

Johnson government mounts offensive against mass opposition to police violence and racism

By Thomas Scripps, 20 June 2020

The UAW’s Juneteenth stunt

By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 June 2020

Arts Review

The coronavirus crisis, the government’s aid package and the attempt to strangle German art

By Verena Nees, 25 June 2020

On closer inspection, the German government’s aid package proves to be a sham and a step towards neutering and strangling a diverse cultural landscape.

Antigone from Canada recounts the struggle of an immigrant youth to defend her brother against state violence

By Laurent Lafrance, 24 June 2020

The Strokes’ The New Abnormal and Hamilton Leithauser’s The Loves Of Your Life: Two decades on from the rise of “indie rock”

By Matthew Brennan, 23 June 2020

“It’s bigger than black and white, it’s a problem with the whole way of life”
Rapper Lil Baby’s new single begins to address “The Bigger Picture”

By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 22 June 2020

Quebec film distributors censor Roman Polanski’s J’accuse

By Louis Girard, 20 June 2020

Seven Days in May (1964): When American filmmaking envisioned a military coup

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 19 June 2020

SEP US presidential election campaign

The fight to put the SEP on the ballot continues as Illinois court denies challenge to relaxed ballot access rules

By Kristina Betinis, 23 June 2020

An appeals court denied a challenge to an April ruling that the pandemic and social distancing presented a “nearly insurmountable hurdle” to the in-person collection of tens of thousands of signatures.

Socialist Equality Party challenges undemocratic ballot access laws in Michigan

By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020

SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan

SEP launches petition to appear on the presidential ballot in Illinois

Oppose all public education budget cuts, layoffs and the unsafe reopening of schools! For a socialist program to fully fund and vastly expand public education!

By Joseph Kishore--Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 23 June 2020

Andreja Pejić interviews Joseph Kishore on Instagram

The Socialist Equality Party US presidential candidate spoke about the multiracial protests against police violence, identity politics, and the way forward for the international working class.

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP to hold first election rally online on June 28

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 24 June 2020

The SEP meeting will discuss the crucial political developments in Sri Lanka and internationally and the tasks before the Sri Lankan working class.

Sri Lankan SEP holds online meeting on global protests against police murders

By Wije Dias, 22 June 2020

Wije Dias, General Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka, delivered the main speech at an online meeting on the global protests against the police killings and moves towards autocratic methods of rule.

The New York Times' 1619 Project

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

Workers Struggles

As COVID ravages Latin America, workers continue to protest response
Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 June 2020

Bridgestone workers in Argentina, hospital workers in Peru and delivery drivers in Brazil were just some of the workers joining protests this past week.

“For the elite, lives are expendable”
Canadian nurse denounces budget cuts, government neglect and reckless back-to-work drive

By our reporter, 18 June 2020

Australian pseudo-left groups protect university union from revolt against pay-cutting plans

By a correspondent, 18 June 2020

Mehring Books

Introduction to The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

By Joseph Kishore, 19 June 2020

We are publishing here the introduction to the upcoming book The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995. The book consists of lectures on the development of the perspective and program of the International Committee of the Fourth International in the aftermath of the split with the British Workers Revolutionary Party in February 1986.

Free Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s fiancé calls on the Australian government to secure his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020

Journalists expose CIA spying on Assange and demand his freedom

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 June 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

25 years ago: Germany sends troops into the Balkans

On June 26, 1995, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced the decision to deploy German troops into the Balkans for the first time since Hitler’s Wehrmacht invaded the region in 1941.

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50 years ago: Alexander Dubček expelled from the Communist Party

Alexander Dubček, former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, was expelled from membership on June 26, 1970.

More »

75 years ago: Victory parade in Moscow celebrates defeat of Nazi Germany

On June 24, 1945, more than 40,000 Red Army soldiers marched through Moscow in one of the largest military parades held to that point in the Soviet Union.

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100 years ago: British gunboats kill 1,000 in Turkish city of Izmit

On June 26, 1920, the British Royal Navy bombarded the city of Izmit on the shore of the Sea of Marmara, killing over 1,000 Turkish nationalist troops.

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Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

SEP (Australia) June 23 online lecture
The ICFI and the war against Pabloism

19 June 2020

The lecture will review the international political context of the emergence of Pabloism, a national-opportunist tendency within the Fourth International.

June 7 Online Meeting

History

Book Review
Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2020

The History Channel’s Grant

By Tom Mackaman, 1 June 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan president establishes military taskforce: Another step toward dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 June 2020

The coronavirus pandemic

The Malthusian underpinnings of Boris Johnson’s “herd immunity” strategy

By Thomas Scripps, 8 June 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

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

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

British Trotskyists issue call for working class action against pandemic

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 May 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

Oppose the premature lifting of COVID-19 safety restrictions!

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

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

By Laura Tiernan, 5 June 2020

More on the coronavirus pandemic »

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.