“I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp”
Nurse alleges forced sterilizations, medical malpractice at Georgia immigrant detention center

By Niles Niemuth, 16 September 2020

The chilling report provides further evidence of the sadistic abuse meted out by the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants.

Trump stages sham Mideast “peace” ceremony on White House lawn

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2020

The overriding significance of the Israel-UAE-Bahrain accords is the further consolidation of a US-led anti-Iran axis in the Middle East.

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks Green Party presidential campaign from 2020 ballot

By Kevin Reed, 16 September 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to reject a lawsuit by the Green Party candidates seeking an injunction against the distribution of ballots to voters without their names on them.

Acting US Homeland Security secretary refuses to appear before congressional committee

By Jacob Crosse, 16 September 2020

In defiance of Congress and the Constitution, Chad Wolf said he would not testify before a House committee on September 17.

University of Michigan graduate student workers’ strike at critical turning point

By Matthew Brennan, 16 September 2020

With threats of a court injunction and the taking over negotiations by the American Federation of Teachers, the strike by more than 1,200 graduate students is in danger.

Defying injunction threats, striking University of Michigan grad students call for “larger mobilization of working people”

By our reporters, 16 September 2020

Striking graduate students at the University of Michigan are continuing their walkout in defiance of the strikebreaking threats by top administrators.

Who is on the University of Michigan Board of Regents?

By Matthew Brennan, 16 September 2020

The governing body of the University of Michigan is a nexus of powerful political, military and corporate interests

Strike by University of Illinois at Chicago nurses and workers continues, as Illinois Democratic governor threatens to decimate state budget

By James Martin and Kristina Betinis, 16 September 2020

A virtual blackout of the strikes at UIC and its hospital in the national press indicates the growing fear in ruling circles over the development of working class opposition.

West Coast fires and evacuations expected to fuel the spread of COVID-19

By Kevin Martinez, 16 September 2020

Tens of thousands of people fleeing fires have been forced to live in makeshift shelters, making effective social distancing measures nearly impossible.

The Moria catastrophe and the European Union’s war on refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 16 September 2020

The inhumane treatment of the desperate people on Lesbos is the product of deliberate policies being pursued by the European Union and its member states.

Schools at epicentre of UK’s coronavirus explosion

By Robert Stevens, 16 September 2020

The virus is resurgent in workplaces, schools, and communities, with the R (reproduction) value rising above 1 across the UK.

COVID-19 cases escalate with school re-openings: Build educators rank-and-file safety committees!

By Tom Pearce and Julie Hyland, 16 September 2020

With Labour Party support, the National Education Union is complicit in abandoning its 450,000 members and those they teach to the government’s policy of “herd immunity”.

France imposes return to school without protections against COVID-19

By Jacques Valentin, 16 September 2020

With over 1,200 schools and universities affected, France faces a resurgent pandemic provoked by the reopening drive by the highest state authorities.

The political significance of the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee: “Change is coming in the working class”

By our reporters, 16 September 2020

The formation of the committee shows that bus workers are starting to draw a balance sheet from their experiences over the past six months and are ready to fight back.

London bus drivers launch rank-and-file safety committee to fight renewed threat from COVID-19

By the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 16 September 2020

“We are not cattle and will not be sacrificed to protect the profits of the corporations and banks who have made a financial killing during the pandemic,” states the resolution passed by the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee.

“It’s immoral and irresponsible to bring students to campus and to conduct in-person classes”
NYU faculty and students denounce unsafe reopening of campus

By IYSSE at New York University, 16 September 2020

The reopening of NYU, the largest private university in the US, is utterly reckless and places the lives of students, workers and residents in the area in immense danger.

San Diego State University seeks to shift blame to students for coronavirus outbreaks following reopening

By Melody Isley and Norissa Santa Cruz, 16 September 2020

As the virus spreads on campus, students have watched in horror as peers are taken away to isolation dorms by staff dressed in hazmat gear.

“It is really up to the teachers to take their safety into their own hands.”
One-third of schools in Knox County, Tennessee have at least one positive COVID-19 case

By Isaac Finn, 16 September 2020

The growing spread of the deadly virus is the direct outcome of the “herd immunity” policies that have been pursued by every level of government in the US.

Reactionary Massachusetts ruling paves way for Andover public schools to open in-person

By Mike Ingram, 16 September 2020

The state Department of Labor Relations board ruled that Andover teachers had engaged in an illegal strike by refusing to enter school buildings

Yoshihide Suga replaces Abe as Japanese prime minister

By Ben McGrath, 16 September 2020

LDP support for Suga indicates that the Japanese ruling class views him as the most capable of carrying out its agenda, in the face of a growing economic and social crisis.

Indian police and BJP government extend witch-hunt against anti-CAA protesters to filmmaker Rahul Roy

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 16 September 2020

Monday’s interrogation of Roy and his wife comes after the Delhi police spuriously implicated prominent cultural and political figures in the BJP-fomented communal violence.

US defence secretary phones Sri Lankan president about increased military cooperation

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 16 September 2020

Washington wants enhanced military relations with the strategically-located island in order to intensify its war drive against China.

Woodward revelations: Canada’s political elite implicated in Trump’s suppression of COVID-19 threat

By Omar Ali and Roger Jordan, 16 September 2020

Given Canada’s intimate military-strategic partnership with Washington, it is inconceivable that the Trudeau government was not privy to the intelligence Trump and the top Democrats received about the pandemic.

Australian CEO pay hits record high, boosted by JobKeeper subsidies

By Jason Quill, 16 September 2020

Large companies have exploited government COVID-19 bailout schemes to increase executive rewards.

15 September 2020

New cases of COVID-19 reach a one-day high of nearly 308,000 worldwide

By Benjamin Mateus and Patrick Martin, 15 September 2020

Israel becomes first country to impose second national COVID-19 lockdown

By Jean Shaoul, 15 September 2020

University of Michigan president seeks court injunction to force graduate student instructors back to work

By Sam Wayne and Genevieve Leigh, 15 September 2020

Four thousand University of Illinois at Chicago staff join striking nurses

By Kristina Betinis and Marcus Day, 15 September 2020

As Bloomberg pledges $100 million, Wall Street boosts Biden campaign

By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2020

Protests continue against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

By Markus Salzmann, 15 September 2020

Exposure of Trump’s lies on COVID-19 implicates Spain’s Podemos party

By Alejandro López, 15 September 2020

Indian workers speak out against Modi, trade unions on COVID-19 pandemic

By Sasi Kumar and V. Gnana, 15 September 2020

Dramatic spike in Philippines’ coronavirus death toll

By Owen Howell, 15 September 2020

White House announces Oracle Corporation as “trusted tech partner” of TikTok

By Kevin Reed, 15 September 2020

US farmworkers labor under unsafe conditions as West Coast fires continue to rage

By Rafael Azul, 15 September 2020

Lancaster, Pennsylvania police assault protesters after killing mentally ill man

By Douglas Lyons, 15 September 2020

Los Angeles Sheriff threatens violence, reporter arrested after shooting of deputies

By John Andrews, 15 September 2020

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University students and staff unite to oppose in-person learning

By Andy Thompson, 15 September 2020

Mounting opposition to school reopenings as 55 New York City teachers test positive for COVID-19

By Alberto Escalera, 15 September 2020

More on the back to school drive »

Dangers mount as Detroit implements a “hybrid” return to school

By the Detroit Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 15 September 2020

Washington, DC mayor calls for reopening of public schools amid pandemic

By Nick Barrickman, 15 September 2020

Hospital merger between Beaumont and Advocate-Aurora Health faces internal opposition

By Kevin Reed, 15 September 2020

Management and NTEU prepare to cut jobs and conditions at Australia’s Newcastle University

By John Harris, 15 September 2020

New in German

Widerstand in der Arbeiterklasse wächst gegen die Wiederöffnung der Wirtschaft

Jerry White, 16. September 2020

Am Montag traten fast 4.000 Beschäftigte der Universität von Illinois spontan in den Ausstand. 800 Pfleger in einem Universitätskrankenhaus in Chicago und fast 2.000 Studenten an der Universität von Michigan legten ebenfalls die Arbeit nieder.

EU verweigert obdachlosen Flüchtlingen auf Lesbos jede Hilfe

Martin Kreickenbaum, 16. September 2020

Die unmenschliche Behandlung der verzweifelten Menschen auf Lesbos ist das Ergebnis einer bewussten Politik der EU und der europäischen Regierungen.

Covid-19: Fast 308.000 Neuinfektionen in 24 Stunden

Benjamin Mateus und Patrick Martin, 16. September 2020

Weltweit haben sich nahezu 30 Millionen Menschen mit Covid-19 infiziert. Über 930.000 sind gestorben, fast 200.000 davon allein in den Vereinigten Staaten.

Israel führt als erstes Land den zweiten landesweiten Lockdown ein

Jean Shaoul, 16. September 2020

Israel nimmt mittlerweile bei den Covid-19-Fällen pro Kopf der Bevölkerung weltweit die erste Stelle ein.

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

As eleições de guerra civil

Declaração do Comitê Político do Partido Socialista pela Igualdade (EUA), 16 Setembro 2020

As eleições nos Estados Unidos, marcadas para daqui a menos de dois meses, estão entrando nas suas etapas finais sob condições de crise social, econômica e política sem precedentes.

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

Crece la resistencia de la clase obrera a la campaña de regreso al trabajo

Por Jerry White, 16 septiembre 2020

El lunes, casi 4.000 trabajadores de servicios en la Universidad de Illinois detuvieron sus laborales, uniéndose a las huelgas de 800 enfermeros en el hospital de dicha universidad en Chicago y casi 2.000 instructores-estudiantes de posgrado de la Universidad de Michigan.

Nuevo récord de casi 308.000 casos diarios de COVID-19 en el mundo

Por Benjamin Mateus y Patrick Martin, 16 septiembre 2020

La cifra de casos nuevos de COVID-19 alcanzó su máximo diario de casi 308.000 a nivel mundial, llevando el total global a casi 30 millones de casos y 930.000 muertes. Estados Unidos pro sí solo alcanzará las 200.000 muertes para mediados de esta semana.

Bloomberg dona $100 millones según Wall Street impulsa la campaña de Biden

Por Patrick Martin, 16 septiembre 2020

El anuncio de Bloomberg es solo la donación más grande de la oligarquía financiera a la campaña demócrata.

Miles duermen a la intemperie tras incendio de campo de refugiados Moria en Lesbos

Por John Vassilopoulos, 16 septiembre 2020

Imágenes impactantes muestran a refugiados de todas las edades durmiendo en las calles y colinas, rodeados por sus escasas pertenencias.

"Prácticamente todos los niños, de una u otra manera, serán afectados"
El gobierno español demanda que se abran las escuelas mientras aumentan las muertes por COVID-19

Por Alice Summers, 16 septiembre 2020

El gobierno del PSOE y Podemos está implementando deliberadamente una política temeraria y criminal que llevará a una explosión de casos y muchas muertes innecesarias.

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

Trump incites fascistic violence as US election approaches

16 September 2020

The great issues confronting workers in this election cannot be resolved on the basis of an electoral strategy. They can be resolved only through the revolutionary movement of the working class and the conquest of state power.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Working-class resistance mounts to back-to-work campaign

By Jerry White, 15 September 2020

Bernie Sanders offers left gloss to Biden’s right-wing campaign

By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 15 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

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

International Committee of the Fourth International, 12 September 2020

The Persecution of Julian Assange

Assange faces life imprisonment in politically motivated trial, witnesses argue

By Thomas Scripps, 16 September 2020

Both expert witnesses shared the view that the prosecution of Assange is politically motivated—which, if found to be true, would bar his extradition.

London bus drivers resolve to fight for Assange’s freedom

By the London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 16 September 2020

The first action of the newly formed London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee was to pass a resolution calling for the defence of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange would not have fair US trial, witness tells Old Bailey

By Thomas Scripps, 15 September 2020

More on the campaign to defend Julian Assange »

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

Arts Review

An interview with Michael Fitzgerald, producer of Waiting for the Barbarians

By David Walsh, 16 September 2020

Fitzgerald has a history in movies extending back to the late 1970s. He first produced two films with John Huston, Wise Blood (1979) and Under the Volcano (1984).

Defend Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist slanders

Stalinist leader Joma Sison doubles down on Big Lie that the CPP never supported Philippine President Duterte

By Tom Peters, 15 September 2020

Jose Maria Sison has not even attempted to refute the evidence presented by Dr. Joseph Scalice that the Communist Party of the Philippines supported the fascistic president Rodrigo Duterte in 2015-2016.

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

WSWS publishes Chinese translation of Dr. Joseph Scalice’s lecture exposing the betrayals of the Communist Party of the Philippines

More statements defending Dr. Joseph Scalice against Stalinist attacks

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

CPP founder Sison regurgitates Stalinist lies about Trotskyism

World Socialist Web Site interviews historian Dr. Joseph Scalice

Commentary

Suppression of wages in US at centre of widening social inequality

By Nick Beams, 16 September 2020

The reduction in labour’s share of the national income by eight percentage points over five decades means that workers would be receiving $1.12 trillion more had the previous distribution between wages and profits applied.

The California wildfires, climate change and capitalism

By Bryan Dyne, 14 September 2020

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

By Patrick Martin, 14 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

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

By Kevin Reed, 5 September 2020

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

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

Attend SEP (Australia) online forum: The COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis of capitalism and the way forward for health workers

15 September 2020

Science

The precedents for disease eradication through international cooperation
Part two

By Frank Gaglioti, 16 September 2020

Vaccines have been successfully developed for both polio and the measles, but global elimination of the diseases lags.

The precedents for disease eradication through international cooperation
Part one

By Frank Gaglioti, 15 September 2020

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

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

Oppose 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

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

“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

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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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