Trump, Roger Stone call for violence and repression after Election Day

By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2020

The US president and his oldest political crony called for a police-military crackdown to back his continued rule.

University of Michigan graduate students vote to extend strike as opposition erupts at campuses throughout the US

By Genevieve Leigh, 14 September 2020

The reopening of campuses is driving an expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, with 19 of the 25 largest outbreaks in communities with colleges that have started in-person learning.

“A general strike is a must to stop this back-to-work and back-to-school madness”
Autoworkers support University of Michigan strikers

By our reporters, 14 September 2020

Like the herding of workers into the auto factories, the drive to reopen schools and colleges even as the pandemic continues to rage is entirely driven by profit interests.

Greece buys billions in French arms amid war tensions with Turkey

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2020

The purchase of a squadron of fighter jets and four warships marks a major escalation in the military standoff between Greece, backed by France, and Turkey.

“In the end, it is all about profit"
University of Illinois Hospital nurses strike over staff shortages, unsafe conditions

By Benjamin Mateus and George Gallanis, 14 September 2020

UIH nurses in Chicago walked out Saturday to demand patient limits and safe work environments.

University of Illinois at Chicago workers go on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions

By Kylie Rose and Andy Thompson, 14 September 2020

Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly through college campuses.

More than 15,000 attend University of Texas football game amidst coronavirus pandemic

By Chase Lawrence, 14 September 2020

A UT Austin spokesperson confirmed that only 1,198 attendees were tested before the game. Out of these, 95 tested positive, or nearly 8 percent.

Millions in the US choke on hazardous air as West Coast fires continue to rage

By Kayla Costa, 14 September 2020

With 33 dead and over 4.6 million acres burned, the unprecedented fires in California, Oregon and Washington have quickly spiraled into a catastrophe affecting the lives of millions.

Wildcat strike over COVID-19 at Lear auto parts plant in Indiana

By Marcus Day, 14 September 2020

Lear workers refused to work for several hours Friday night after learning of potential COVID-19 cases in the facility, halting production also at the nearby Ford Chicago Assembly Plant.

Floods inundate Sudan amid escalating economic crisis

By Jean Shaoul, 14 September 2020

The hardest hit has been the capital Khartoum, where the Blue and White Nile Rivers meet, as the Nile burst its banks, demolishing everything in its way.

Australian government exploits family funeral to push for end to coronavirus border restrictions

By Patrick O’Connor, 14 September 2020

The government aims to shift public opinion against border restrictions, which corporate Australia now wants scrapped.

Australia: Unions silent as dozens of New South Wales schools are affected by COVID-19

By Martin Scott, 14 September 2020

Even teachers over the age of 70, or with serious health conditions, have been forced back to front-line teaching since late May.

Three postal workers test positive at UK Royal Mail’s Medway Mail Centre

By Paul Lee, 14 September 2020

The outbreak at the “state-of-the-art” delivery office demonstrates that workers’ health is being imperilled in an ongoing scramble for profit.

UK firms announce hundreds of thousands of redundancies

By Barry Mason, 14 September 2020

There is a fear among some bourgeois commentators and political representatives that a sudden end to the Jobs Furlough scheme could lead to social upheaval.

In fascistic Independence Day speech, Brazil’s Bolsonaro condemns “strikes, social disorder”

By Miguel Andrade, 14 September 2020

Bolsonaro’s rant rooted Brazil’s national identity in “fear of god, respect for the family” and the struggle for “liberty” against “communism.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks mailing out of absentee ballots pending ruling on Green Party ballot access

By Jacob Crosse, 14 September 2020

The Democratic party has led the charge in purging third-party candidates, including the Greens, from the November ballot.

Tennessee law seeks to criminalize protests on public property

By Warren Duzak, 14 September 2020

Protests on Tennessee state property could mean up to six years in prison under a new law.

COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters

By Joe Williams, 14 September 2020

The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class’s disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.

Tens of thousands in southwest Louisiana remain without power two weeks after Hurricane Laura

By J. L’Heureau, 14 September 2020

With Tropical Storm Sally on track to hit Louisiana early this week the social and ecological crisis wrought in the wake of the last major storm is still coming into focus.

Congressional investigation opened into deaths of 27 soldiers this year at Fort Hood, Texas

By Chase Lawrence, 14 September 2020

The military newspaper Stars and Stripes has dubbed the base the US Army’s “most crime ridden post.”

12 September 2020

Wildfires devastate US West Coast

By Linda Rios, 12 September 2020

Oregon governor declares state of emergency calling wildfires a “once-in-a-generation event”

University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US back-to-school drive

By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2020

University of Michigan strikers speak out: “We need to resist going back to normal. Normal no longer exists”

By our reporters, 12 September 2020

Revelation of US government conspiracy on COVID-19 exposes EU herd immunity policy

By Alex Lantier, 12 September 2020

Latin America, epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, on the brink of social explosion

By Tomas Castanheira, 12 September 2020

As Congress rejects renewal of unemployment benefits
US jobless claims top 884,000 for second week in a row

By Jacob Crosse, 12 September 2020

As Trump incites police, fascist attacks on social protests
Biden pledges to keep troops in the Middle East and maintain record military spending

By Barry Grey, 12 September 2020

Speaking before auto union bureaucrats in Michigan, Biden makes nationalist appeal

“I don’t want to be a typhoid Mary!”
Jacksonville, Florida teacher speaks out against deadly school reopenings

By Nancy Hanover and Matthew MacEgan, 12 September 2020

New York City educators launch safety committee to halt the reopening of schools

More on the back to school drive »

Infected students denounce administration guidelines, amidst rising COVID-19 cases at Southern California universities

By Melody Isley and Emiri Ochiai, 12 September 2020

Why did so many poor New Yorkers die of COVID-19?

By Josh Varlin, 12 September 2020

Mexico runs out of death certificates with 122,765 “excess deaths” reported during pandemic

By Norissa Santa Cruz and Carlos Reed, 12 September 2020

Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases raise fears of uncontrolled outbreaks across the Pacific

By John Braddock, 12 September 2020

Full classes, full buses—German schools are becoming a coronavirus trap

By Marianne Arens, 12 September 2020

India-China border conflict remains on knife’s edge

By Jordan Shilton and Keith Jones, 12 September 2020

Australian raids on Chinese journalists mark escalation of US-led witch hunt

By Mike Head, 12 September 2020

Constitutional amendment aims to provide Sri Lankan president with authoritarian powers

By Sanjaya Jayasekera and Deepal Jayasekera, 12 September 2020

Mauritian cruise ship crews strike to demand repatriation

By Tom Casey, 12 September 2020

State University of New York scapegoats students for COVID outbreaks, prepares repressive measures

By Alex Findijs, 12 September 2020

Brexit crisis intensifies after Johnson government tears up agreement with Brussels

By Robert Stevens, 12 September 2020

UK Tories use Extinction Rebellion protests to argue for savage political repression

By Richard Tyler, 12 September 2020

UK government’s “Operation Moonshot”—a trojan horse for herd immunity policy

By Thomas Scripps, 12 September 2020

Thousands sleeping rough after the burning down of Moria refugee camp on Lesbos

By John Vassilopoulos, 12 September 2020

UK Conservative government votes down Grenfell Tower safety recommendations as inquiry resumes

By Charles Hixson, 12 September 2020

Russia holds regional elections amidst growing political crisis

By Andrea Peters, 12 September 2020

Trade unions confer with big business Liberals on how to revive Canadian capitalism

By Roger Jordan, 12 September 2020

Amazon uses former government agents to spy on workers

By Shuvu Batta, 12 September 2020

New in Chinese

第一次是悲剧,第二次是滑稽剧:马科斯,杜特尔特与菲律宾的两个共产党

作者: Joseph Scalice, 2020年9月14日

8月26日,Joseph Scalice博士在新加坡的南洋理工大学举行了这场讲座。这场讲座的内容是:菲律宾共产党(CPP)及跟随其政治路线的各路组织在2016年对菲律宾总统罗德里戈·杜特尔特的支持。

New in Portuguese

América Latina, no epicentro da pandemia de COVID-19, à beira da explosão social

Tomas Castanheira, 12 setembro 2020

A América Latina atingiu nesta semana o sinistro marco de 300.000 mortes por COVID-19 e 8 milhões de casos.

New in Russian

Показания очевидца: Смерть Майкла Рейноля, протестующего из Портленда, была преднамеренным убийством

Патрик Мартин, 12 сентября 2020 г.

Разыскиваемый за убийство фашистского линчевателя в Портленде Рейноль шел к своей машине, когда четверо полицейских без предупреждения открыли по нему огонь, изрешетив его пулями.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: International Workers Bulletin впервые доступен в интернете

12 сентября 2020 г.

11 сентября 1995 года газета International Workers Bulletin, американский предшественник Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, впервые стала полностью доступна в Интернете.

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Основана Коммунистическая партия Турции

12 сентября 2020 г.

10 сентября 1920 года в Баку, столице недавно созданного Советского Азербайджана, была основана Коммунистическая партия Турции в качестве турецкой секции Коммунистического Интернационала.

New in French

La conspiration autour du coronavirus: que savaient-ils et quand l'ont-ils su?

Andre Damon, 12 septembre 2020

Si Trump est le premier responsable américain à admettre avoir délibérément menti à la population américaine sur les dangers que représente la pandémie, il n’a pas agi seul.

Témoignage d’un témoin oculaire: le manifestant de Portland, Michael Reinoehl, a été exécuté par la police

Patrick Martin, 12 septembre 2020

Recherché pour le meurtre d’un justicier fasciste à Portland, Oregon, Reinoehl marchait vers sa voiture lorsque quatre policiers ont ouvert le feu sur lui sans prévenir, le criblant de balles.

La dernière année de Trotsky
Cinquième partie

David North, 12 septembre 2020

Une évaluation, à l'occasion du quatre-vingtième anniversaire de l'assassinat de Trotsky, des travaux du grand théoricien et stratège de la Révolution socialiste mondiale durant la dernière année de sa vie.

«Pratiquement tous les enfants, d'une manière ou d'une autre, seront infectés»
Le gouvernement espagnol exige la réouverture des écoles alors que les décès liés au COVID-19 augmentent

Alice Summers, 12 septembre 2020

Le gouvernement PSOE-Podemos met en oeuvre consciemment une politique dangereuse et criminelle qui aboutira à une explosion de cas et beaucoup de décès inutiles.

Assange ciblé pour ses opinions politiques dans une «menace terrifiante pour le Premier amendement», selon des témoins experts

Laura Tiernan et Thomas Scripps, 12 septembre 2020

Les révélations faites par WikiLeaks sur les victimes civiles en Irak et en Afghanistan avait joué «probablement le rôle le plus important» en catalysant l’opposition publique à ces deux guerres.

New in Spanish

La conspiración de coronavirus: ¿qué sabían y desde cuándo?

Andre Damon, 12 septiembre 2020

Mientras que Trump es el primer oficial estadounidense en admitir que le mintió deliberadamente a la población estadounidense sobre los peligros presentados por la pandemia, no actuó solo.

El último año de Trotsky
Sexta parte

David North, 12 septiembre 2020

Una valoración, con motivo del ochenta aniversario del asesinato de Trotsky, de la obra del gran teórico y estratega de la Revolución Socialista Mundial durante el último año de su vida.

Testimonio de testigo: la muerte del manifestante de Portland Michael Reinoehl fue un asesinato selectivo

Patrick Martin, 12 septiembre 2020

Buscado por el tiroteo de un vigilante fascista en Portland, Oregón, Reinoehl caminaba hacia su coche cuando cuatro policías abrieron fuego contra él sin avisar, acribillándolo a balazos.

Más de 10.500 niños de Florida salen positivo al COVID-19 tras reapertura escolar

Matthew McEgan, 12 septiembre 2020

Los casos de COVID-19 entre los niños de edad escolar en Florida han aumentado 34 por ciento desde que las escuelas reabrieron el 10 de agosto.

Fuerzas de seguridad colombianas masacran a 10 jóvenes que protestaban asesinato policial

Andrea Lobo, 12 septiembre 2020

La masacre en Bogotá refleja la disposición de la élite gobernante colombiana a recurrir a un gobierno autoritario para aplastar la oposición social en medio de una pandemia descontrolada.

Riqueza del CEO de Amazon Jeff Bezos sobrepasa los $200 mil millones

Tom Carter, 12 septiembre 2020

Según el Índice de milmillonarios de Bloomberg, las 500 personas más ricas del mundo han acumulado 809.000 millones de dólares adicionales en lo que va de año, aumentando su riqueza total en alrededor de un 14 por ciento.

Las perturbaciones humanas de las zonas silvestres aumentan la probabilidad de futuras pandemias

Philip Guelpa, 12 septiembre 2020

La deforestación y otras incursiones humanas en zonas silvestres disminuyen la biodiversidad y promueven el crecimiento de especies que son reservorios de posibles enfermedades zoonóticas.

New in German

Die Coronavirus-Verschwörung: Was wussten die US-Regierung, der Kongress und die Medien, und wann?

Andre Damon, 12. September 2020

Zwar gibt Trump zu, dass er die Öffentlichkeit gezielt belogen und seine kriminelle Politik unterdessen fast 200.000 Menschen das Leben gekostet hat. Es ist jedoch klar, dass er nicht allein gehandelt hat.

Linkspartei auf Regierungs- und Kriegskurs

Johannes Stern, 12. September 2020

Nachdem sich der Fraktionsvorsitzende Dietmar Bartsch im August offen hinter die Nato und die Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr gestellt hat, legt nun auch der außenpolitische Sprecher und Gründervater der Linkspartei Gregor Gysi nach.

Neue Enthüllungen über rechtsextreme Terrornetzwerke in der Polizei

Gregor Link, 12. September 2020

Nicht nur die hessische Polizei ist in die Erstellung von „NSU 2.0“-Drohschreiben verstrickt. Kürzlich wurden vier Polizeibeamte aus Hamburg und Berlin als Verdächtige vernommen.

„Praktisch alle Kinder werden sich in irgendeiner Form infizieren“
Spanische Regierung fordert Schulöffnung trotz steigender Covid-19-Todesfälle

Alice Summers, 12. September 2020

Die Regierung aus PSOE und Podemos setzt eine Politik durch, die zu einer Explosion der Fallzahlen und unzähligen, vermeidbaren Todesopfern führen wird.

New in Turkish

Küresel koronavirüs ölüm tahminleri, sürü bağışıklığı politikasının fütursuzca uygulandığını gösteriyor

Benjamin Mateus, 10 Eylül 2020

Günlük ölümlerin 1 Ekim’den sonra tırmanmaya başlaması ve 1 Kasım’dan sonra sert biçimde yükselmesi bekleniyor.

100 yıl önce: Türkiye Komünist Partisi kuruldu

10 Eylül 2020

Türkiye Komünist Partisi (TKP), 10 Eylül 1920’de, kısa süre önce kurulan Sovyet Azerbaycan’ın başkenti Bakü’de, Komünist Enternasyonal’in Türkiye şubesi olarak kuruldu.

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Perspective

The California wildfires, climate change and capitalism

14 September 2020

The wildfires ripping through California and Oregon have exposed yet again the dangers posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to deal with it.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

No to a Greek-Turkish war in the eastern Mediterranean!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 12 September 2020

The coronavirus conspiracy: What did they know, and when did they know it?

By Andre Damon, 11 September 2020

The plot against America and the world: How the US government and the media suppressed the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic

By Bryan Dyne and Andre Damon, 10 September 2020

80 Years Since the Assassination of Leon Trotsky

Trotsky’s Last Year
Part six

By David North, 8 September 2020

An appraisal, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, of the work of the great theoretician and strategist of World Socialist Revolution during the final year of his life.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five

The US Election

The Civil War Election

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Political Committee, 9 September 2020

University of Michigan graduate students take a stand for life against profit

By Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 11 September 2020

Supreme Court refuses to hear SEP challenge to Michigan ballot access denial

By Kevin Reed, 9 September 2020

The politics of oligarchy: Federal appeals court blocks SEP challenge to anti-democratic ballot access laws in California

By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 8 August 2020

The Socialist Equality Party denounces Trump’s mass arrest of 2,000 immigrants!

By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 4 September 2020

The socialist answer to the paltry $600 million Flint settlement

By Joseph Kishore—SEP Presidential Candidate, 24 August 2020

The Persecution of Julian Assange

Australian government, Labor opposition silent on sadistic British show-trial of Julian Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 September 2020

The Australian political and media establishment has largely responded to the vicious attacks on Assange’s legal and democratic rights by pretending that they are not occurring.

US attempting to block Spanish investigation into CIA spying on Assange

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 September 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

Socialist Equality Party

Stop the dangerous “routine operation” of schools in Germany! Prepare a nationwide general strike!
Set up independent action committees for the safety of teachers, pupils and parents!

By the Action Committees for Safe Education, 14 September 2020

The completely unsafe routine operation of schools threatens the health and lives of millions of educators, parents, children, young people and their families.

“It’s not safe for my kids but they are forcing me to send them to school”
UK Educators Rank-and-File Committee holds initial meeting

By our reporter, 9 September 2020

Socialist Equality Group in Turkey condemns attack against TİP deputy after threats from interior minister

By Sosyalist Eşitlik, 3 September 2020

Commentary

Dr. Joseph Scalice responds to Jose Maria Sison’s Stalinist lies and slanders

By our reporter, 14 September 2020

Sison hails “Stalin’s great achievements,” and Anakbayan prints this statement without any attempt to distance itself from such an assertion.

CPP founder Sison regurgitates Stalinist lies about Trotskyism

By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2020

Watch: Lecture exposes role of Communist Party of the Philippines in propping up Duterte regime

World Socialist Web Site interviews historian Dr. Joseph Scalice

German Left Party preparing to enter government and support war

By Johannes Stern, 14 September 2020

In August, the Left Party’s parliamentary leader Dietmar Bartsch backed the German Army’s foreign deployments. Now foreign affairs spokesperson Gregor Gysi is going further.

As pandemic death toll approaches 200,000, American oligarchs celebrate their wealth

By Niles Niemuth, 12 September 2020

NYU’s Center for Social Media & Politics: A think tank for a frightened ruling class

By Elliott Murtagh, 12 September 2020

Two decades of US “war on terror” responsible for displacing at least 37 million people and killing up to 12 million

By Jacob Crosse, 9 September 2020

Once more: What has happened to the #MeToo witch-hunt?

By David Walsh, 8 September 2020

Oppose the unsafe reopening of New York University!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 8 September 2020

Student paper defends plan for segregated living spaces at New York University

The unanswered questions in the latest Russian “meddling” allegations

By Andre Damon, 7 September 2020

End the blacklist of the World Socialist Web Site on Reddit!

The New York Times slanders left-wing opposition to Biden as “Russian propaganda”

The Movement for a People’s Party: No program, no principles, no future

By Jacob Crosse and Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2020

The global campaign to reopen schools and the international strategy of the working class

By Evan Blake, 4 September 2020

For a general strike against the reopening of schools!

Attend the UK online education forum Saturday September 5, 2pm
Form independent rank-and-file safety committees of teachers, educators, parents and students! For a general strike against the reopening of schools!

SEP (US) Congress resolution
The global pandemic, the class struggle, and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

1 August 2020

Arts Review

Beyoncé’s Black is King: A self-absorbed ode to “blackness”

By Nick Barrickman, 14 September 2020

The US singer-songwriter’s musical film and visual album seeks to focus its lens on the African continent and its diaspora, with decidedly limited effects.

Australia’s brutal immigration policy in Stateless: “What is my crime?”

By Joanne Laurier, 12 September 2020

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences plan for racial and gender criteria: A right-wing attack on artistic freedom

By David Walsh, 11 September 2020

Film version of Jack London’s Martin Eden: An artist who loses touch with everyday life

By David Walsh, 11 September 2020

Two novellas on the #MeToo issue: Mary Gaitskill’s This is Pleasure and James Lasdun’s Afternoon of a Faun

By Sandy English, 9 September 2020

25 years ago: Clinton, Congress “end welfare as we know it”

On September 19, 1995, the United States Senate voted 87-12 to terminate the federal assistance program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and to slash $70 billion from Food Stamps and other welfare programs.

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50 years ago: 344,000 General Motors workers go on strike

On September 15, 1970 about 344,000 General Motors auto workers went on strike after the previous contract expired.

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75 years ago: Allied powers hold first trial of Nazi war criminals

On September 17, 1945, the Allied powers, in the wake of their victory over Germany and Japan in World War II, began the first of several trials that would reveal some of the war crimes and atrocities carried out over the preceding years.

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100 years: Bomb kills 36 on Wall Street

On September 16, 1920, a powerful bomb exploded at noon outside the headquarters of the leading American banker, J.P. Morgan.

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Science

Smoking in the age of COVID: Some immunological considerations

By Henry Hakamaki, 12 September 2020

Human disturbances of wild areas increase the likelihood of future pandemics

By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2020

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Youth and students: Oppose the deadly reopening of schools! Take a stand on the side of the teachers and the working class!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 3 September 2020

“How war and dictatorship are prepared at universities”
Well-attended online meeting concludes IYSSE election campaign at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

By our reporters, 4 August 2020

History

The lessons of the 1953 mass uprising (hartal) in Sri Lanka

By Saman Gunadasa, 2 September 2020

The 2020 US election

Trump incites vigilante violence against peaceful protests in Wisconsin

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 31 August 2020

In the face of increasing government, fascist attacks
Protests against police violence continue across the US

DSA member in Spokane, Washington detained by unidentified officers before police violence protest

Social crisis, class struggle and the 2020 election

By Andre Damon, 29 August 2020

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP thanks those who supported its defence campaign

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 1 September 2020

Sri Lankan SEP to hold online lecture on how to fight Rajapakse’s dictatorial moves

After the Sri Lankan election, president moves towards dictatorial rule

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

The coronavirus pandemic, the crisis of capitalism and the tasks of the SEP

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 26 August 2020

Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

Free Julian Assange! Defend Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden!

SEP (Australia) holds successful fifth national congress

Book Review

The Kill Chain: A new era of world war

By Shuvu Batta, 29 August 2020

Obituary

Bernard Bailyn, historian of American colonial and revolutionary periods, 1922–2020

By Tom Mackaman, 13 August 2020

Socialist Equality Party (US)

Now available
The Fourth International and the Perspective of World Socialist Revolution: 1986–1995

12 August 2020

The paperback edition of this critical book on the history of the Fourth International is now available.

Internet Censorship

Open Letter from WSWS Chairman David North to Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai

31 July 2020

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Google suppressing World Socialist Web Site content in its search results for the New York Times’ 1619 Project