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6 months ago

The US war in Afghanistan: A historic crime

9 hours ago

WHO reports 1 million coronavirus deaths in Europe as cases surge

12 hours ago

Hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases as Michigan Governor Whitmer resists calls for statewide restrictions

10 hours ago

Chicago releases video of police executing 13-year-old Adam Toledo

8 hours ago

Defense rests case in murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as protests continue in Brooklyn Center

9 hours ago

Amid mounting tensions, US imposes sanctions on Russia

8 hours ago

U.S. Capitol Police inspector general testifies police leadership withheld crowd control weapons during January 6 coup

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Cryptocurrency bubble accelerates as Coinbase goes public

8 hours ago

United Steelworkers union continues to isolate, muzzle ATI strikers as health care cutoff looms

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Federal government selects former US banking regulator as UAW monitor

9 hours ago

US announces deal with Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras to use military against migrants

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From global pandemic to global class struggle -- 2021 International May Day Online Rally -- An online rally with speakers from throughout the world, streamed live from wsws.org/mayday. -- Register

3 days ago

Documents expose Brazilian dictatorship's plot to overthrow Allende in Chile

10 hours ago

160 years since the attack on Fort Sumter: The beginning of the American Civil War

3 days ago

The sentencing of Bernard Madoff

10 hours ago

Hemingway on PBS: The American writer who sought "the truest sentence that you know"

6 days ago

The murder of Daunte Wright and the class issues in the fight against police violence

2 days ago

The RWDSU's debacle at Amazon

6 days ago

Divisive "rape culture" campaign launched against UK schools

3 days ago

As pandemic surges in Michigan, Governor Whitmer refuses to close schools

4 days ago

Eric London interviewed by Ryan Knight on Amped Up podcast

4 days ago

Tennessee bill grants governor the power to unilaterally keep schools open as pandemic surges

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As districts press to fully reopen, American Federation of Teachers endorses three-foot distancing in schools

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Rank-and-file teacher opposes Randi Weingarten's fraud and capitulation

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Chicago Teachers Union holds remote work stunt action as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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US teachers describe the deadly impacts of COVID-19 on children

3 days ago

Alabama loses another beloved educator to COVID-19

3 days ago

Colorado high school lays off all teachers, tells them to reapply for their own jobs

3 days ago

US teachers denounce Biden's deadly school reopening drive amid pandemic surge

6 days ago

Chicago Public Schools, teachers union prepare to reopen high schools

6 days ago

Global class struggle

1 month ago

Yes, Columbia University has the resources to meet graduate workers' needs

12 hours ago

Injured worker gives damning evidence to inquiry into Australia's Grosvenor Mine disaster

8 hours ago

Sri Lankan workers denounce Alton Estate witch hunt

8 hours ago

Hypocrisy from UMWA President Cecil Roberts after rebuke by Warrior Met coal miners in Alabama

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"The unions say we need to compromise. No, we don't!" Nurses support St. Vincent strikers in Worcester, Mass.

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meeting calling for a network of rank-and-file action committees

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GMB union betrays British Gas strike as deadline passes and hundreds are dismissed

1 day ago

UAW works overtime to end Columbia graduate strike before NYU graduate struggles begin

1 day ago

Worker in Canada's oil and gas industry speaks out over Alberta work camp and worksite COVID-19 outbreaks

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German government introduces new Infection Protection Act, continuing its herd immunity policy

1 day ago

US Supreme Court again exempts religious gatherings from COVID-19 regulations

1 day ago

High COVID-19 infection rates in Barnsley: National disparity mirrors map of social inequality

1 day ago

Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam on the COVID-19 pandemic and a strategy to eliminate the virus

2 days ago

Lawsuit reveals deadly conditions for Washington D.C. jail inmates during the pandemic

3 days ago

Long COVID sufferer describes her experience: "I do not recognize my body. I feel like a prisoner in it"

3 days ago

In "third wave," coronavirus cases surging in France

4 days ago

California Governor Newsom halts COVID-19 tiered restriction system, plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000

4 days ago

German billionaires enrich themselves in the pandemic

12 hours ago

Workforce at MAN Truck & Bus in Austria votes against plans to sell the factory

10 hours ago

Germany: WISAG workers hold rally at Frankfurt Airport

12 hours ago

UK further and higher education staff suffer attacks on pay and conditions

12 hours ago

Protests erupt in Spanish migrant camps at PSOE-Podemos repression

1 day ago

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Greensill lobbying scandal

2 days ago

UK government accelerates National Health Service privatisation under the cover of the pandemic

2 days ago

Albanian government deploys military against striking air traffic controllers

3 days ago

French mosque defaced with fascist graffiti amid Macron's anti-Muslim campaign

3 days ago

Free Julian Assange!

1 month ago

Julian Assange mural unveiled in Berlin

12 hours ago

Australian Labor Party conference passes mealy-mouthed motion "defending" Assange

1 day ago

Australian Labor leader criticises Assange's imprisonment, privately

1 month ago

Assange's partner exposes ongoing denial of his legal and democratic rights

1 month ago

Australian workers and youth demand freedom for Julian Assange

1 month ago

Assange denied bail after extradition blocked, will appeal to UK High Court

1 month ago

After British extradition verdict, Australian government still refuses to defend Assange

1 month ago

New Zealand protest demands freedom for Julian Assange

1 month ago

Medical doctors respond to Assange extradition ruling: "He must be released without delay"

1 month ago

Asia and the Pacific

1 month ago

North and South Korea

1 month ago

Flooded mine in China traps 29 workers

8 hours ago

Australia Post workers oppose union's collaboration with management over new enterprise agreement

1 day ago

Cyclone Seroja wreaks death and destruction in Indonesia, East Timor and Western Australia

1 day ago

Pakistan: Unions shut down Balochistan government workers' strike as state threatens crackdown

2 days ago

Ongoing job cuts at Australian universities as restructuring deepens

2 days ago

Exxon Mobil plans closure of another Australian oil refinery

2 days ago

Australia's most decorated Afghan veteran accused of covering up war crimes

3 days ago

Australia: Thousands protest Aboriginal deaths in custody

3 days ago

School students strike in New Zealand over inaction on climate change

3 days ago

Arts and Culture

1 month ago

Television and Miniseries

1 month ago

Theater, Opera and Dance

1 month ago

Interviews with Directors and Artists

1 month ago

Veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (1941–2021): In genuine appreciation

1 day ago

What makes these lives so difficult: A Leave from South Korea and Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché from Britain

2 days ago

Natalie Shapero's poetry: Popular Longing and the "look outward"

3 days ago

A performer with many personal demons: Rapper and entertainer DMX dead at age 50

4 days ago

Winfred Rembert, artist whose work was rooted in the Jim Crow US South, is dead at the age of 75

8 days ago

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal and the blight of social inequality

9 days ago

The art world in 2021: Artists struggle for rent and food, billionaire collectors thrive

11 days ago

Turner's Modern World at the Tate Britain: J.M.W. Turner's artistic depiction of early capitalism

13 days ago

The New York Times' 1619 Project

1 month ago

The New York Times' 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History: A significant political and intellectual event

6 days ago

Republican state legislators move to ban the New York Times' 1619 Project from schools

1 month ago

The Trump Administration's 1776 Report: The far-right attempts to seize opening from the 1619 Project

2 months ago

A politically motivated smear: Canada's Globe and Mail blames "Marxists" for discredited racialist 1619 Project

1 month ago

The Johns Hopkins slavery "scandal"

1 month ago

Introduction to The New York Times' 1619 Project and the Racialist Falsification of History

1 month ago

Lincoln, the Dakota 38 and the racialist falsification of history

1 month ago

The World Socialist Web Site's exposure of the 1619 Project and the defense of historical truth

1 month ago

The significance of the July 4 online discussion, "The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future"

1 month ago

WSWS Online Meeting -- 150 years since the Paris Commune -- A discussion about the first time in history that the working class took power. -- Watch the video

12 days ago

The historic and contemporary significance of the 1871 Paris Commune

11 days ago

150 years since the Paris Commune

29 days ago

Lessons of the Paris Commune

21 days ago

Paris Workers' Revolution and Thiers' Reactionary Massacres

15 days ago

France capitulates and the government of Thiers

16 days ago

Introduction by Friedrich Engels to The Civil War in France

17 days ago

The experience of the Paris Commune of 1871: Marx's analysis

18 days ago

From the July Days to the Kornilov coup: Lenin's The State and Revolution

16 days ago

In memory of the Commune

20 days ago

War and militarism

1 month ago

Major powers respond to Israel's criminal attack on Natanz with a shrug of the shoulders

1 day ago

Biden announces US military withdrawal from Afghanistan

1 day ago

Taiwan threatens to shoot down Chinese drones amid mounting US-China conflict

8 days ago

Russia conducts nationwide military exercises as Ukraine, NATO prepare for war

8 days ago

Biden threatens unspecified retaliation against Russia

29 days ago

UK's new military policy: More nuclear missiles, more wars, targeting China and Russia

29 days ago

Rocket attack on base in Iraq raises threat of US escalation

1 month ago

Senate hearings for Biden's security cabinet expose bipartisan unity on war and reaction

1 month ago

Yellen takes aggressive stance on China in treasury secretary confirmation hearing

1 month ago

Major evolution of the human brain correlated with tool-making leap

2 days ago

Dinosaur fossil found sitting on eggs in a nest reveals well-developed parental care

30 days ago

One year of the COVID-19 pandemic: A disaster caused by capitalism

1 month ago

CDC issues relaxed guidelines for gatherings of fully vaccinated people

1 month ago

More virulent strains of COVID-19 threaten spring surge

1 month ago

A Dominant Character: New biography of British scientist J.B.S. Haldane

1 month ago

Texas, Mississippi abandon coronavirus restrictions as CDC warns of variant-induced surge

1 month ago

Dr. Mateus answers teachers' questions about ventilation and COVID-19 at Alabama rank-and-file meeting

1 month ago

Perseverance rover returns videos from its descent to the Martian surface

1 month ago

Taiwan, semiconductor manufacture and the US conflict with China

2 days ago

Surging global food and fuel prices add further hardships for workers

2 days ago

Fraud concerns raised over Gupta group of companies

3 days ago

Semiconductor shortage continues to roil global auto industry, fueling geopolitical tensions

7 days ago

IMF upgrades growth forecast but "vulnerabilities" remain

9 days ago

Big Dirty Money: "White-collar crime" and the nature of capitalism

11 days ago

IMF chief warns of debt crisis for developing countries

15 days ago

Big banks hit by investment fund collapse

16 days ago

Bond market nervousness continues

24 days ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

13 hours ago

Brutal conflict in Tigray threatens breakup of Ethiopia

3 days ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

7 days ago

US Special Forces sent into Mozambique amid growing civil war

10 days ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

14 days ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 days ago

Moroccan government, police violently assault protesting teachers

24 days ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 days ago

His House: The ghosts of an African civil war

29 days ago

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer charged in killing of Daunte Wright

1 day ago

Maryland state trooper kills 16-year-old student who held a toy gun

1 day ago

Biden administration admitting record low number of refugees into US

1 day ago

Health care calamity looms as COVID-19 cases surge across Canada

1 day ago

Democrats look to corporate CEOs in Georgia attack on voting rights

3 days ago

Prosecutors and media smear 13-year-old killed by Chicago police

4 days ago

The campaign over racism at General Motors and the class character of identity politics

8 days ago

Southern California mass shooting leaves four dead, including nine-year-old boy

9 days ago

Torrential rain and flash floods kill seven people in Nashville and middle Tennessee

10 days ago

History of the Fourth International

1 month ago

The 1917 Russian Revolution

1 month ago

This Week in History

1 month ago

This week in history: April 12-18

4 days ago

Chicago mayor targets monuments to Civil War, American Revolution

1 month ago

150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

1 month ago

200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels

1 month ago

Vernon Jordan, African American pillar of the establishment, dead at 85

1 month ago

Spanish media promote Morenoite CRT amid mass youth protests

1 month ago

Stalinist CPP attacks Dr. Scalice's upcoming lecture on the 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing in the Philippines

1 month ago

Thirty-five years since the "People Power" ouster of Marcos in the Philippines

1 month ago

Biden unveils proposed $769 billion domestic budget

6 days ago

After the January 6 coup attempt, Republicans escalate attack on voting rights

20 days ago

Republicans introduce 253 bills to restrict voting rights in states across the US

22 days ago

Number of deaths counted from Texas blackout catastrophe approaches 200

6 days ago

Washington state Supreme Court allows right-wing recall campaign to proceed against Kshama Sawant

10 days ago

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland: The integration of the Native American elite with the Democratic Party

13 days ago

Drone war whistleblower Daniel Hale pleads guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act

13 days ago

Ocasio-Cortez says left-wing opponents of Biden's immigration policy are doing "a profound disservice to the cause of justice"

13 days ago

Republican voter suppression bills advance as Democrats promote illusions in Congress

14 days ago

Socialist publisher Mehring Books launches Australian website -- Mehring Books Australia will feature works by the great socialist fighters and theoreticians of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Leon Trotsky, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Georgi Plekhanov and Rosa Luxemburg. -- For more information

18 days ago

Youth and Students

1 month ago

Sri Lankan IYSSE to commemorate 150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth

11 days ago

Columbia graduate workers: Organize opposition to the UAW strike "pause"!

11 days ago

Columbia graduate worker strike at a crossroads

17 days ago

Support grows among workers for striking Columbia University graduate students

18 days ago

NYU strike authorization vote begins as graduate workers continue strike at Columbia University

23 days ago

UAW seeks to isolate Columbia and New York University graduate student struggles

24 days ago

An Open Letter to Columbia Graduate Students from the IYSSE at University of Michigan

24 days ago

Columbia University Board of Trustees: Wall Street billionaires and Democratic Party operatives

25 days ago

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US) establishes new club at Appalachian State University

1 month ago

Trump's January 6 coup d'état

15 days ago

US Capitol Police inspector general report confirms police stand-down during January 6 coup attempt

1 day ago

Internal Pentagon document confirms military standdown during January 6 coup attempt

4 days ago

January 6 fascist thug has been working with FBI since 2018, lawyer claims

15 days ago

House Speaker Pelosi names D.C. National Guard Commander William Walker new Sergeant-at-Arms

18 days ago

Trump reiterates support for January 6 Capitol siege

20 days ago

Prosecutors release online chats detailing 'alliance' between fascist groups ahead of January 6 assault on US Capitol

22 days ago

Former federal prosecutor says facts support sedition charges against leaders of January 6 assault on US Congress

24 days ago

US government charges four Proud Boys with conspiracy in January 6 assault on Capitol

27 days ago

Army command opposed D.C. request for National Guard presence days before January 6 coup attempt

30 days ago

Latin America and the Caribbean

1 month ago

57 years after the 1964 coup, Brazil again confronts specter of dictatorship

3 days ago

36-year-old Salvadoran mother killed by Mexican police officer

15 days ago

Mexico reports 417,002 excess deaths during the pandemic

17 days ago

Dozens subpoenaed under Brazil's "national security" law for calling Bolsonaro "genocidal"

17 days ago

Bolsonaro sacks military command to consolidate authoritarian rule in Brazil

15 days ago

US officials visit Mexico to organize intensified assault on asylum seekers

21 days ago

Hurricanes, unchecked pandemic produce humanitarian disaster in Nicaragua

23 days ago

Facing COVID-19 outbreaks and privatization, oil workers shut down refineries in Brazil

24 days ago

After a century of plunder, US imperialism turns away Central American refugees

25 days ago

Democrats and Republicans use House hearing on social media "disinformation and extremism" to advance internet censorship

20 days ago

Facebook threatens teachers' groups opposing unsafe school reopenings

22 days ago

Workers and youth speak out against Facebook's Australian news ban and corporate media cash grab

1 month ago

Facebook shuts down group with 90,000 cruise ship crew members

1 month ago

Facebook moves forward with "depoliticization" of News Feed

2 months ago

Emmy Butlin and Maxine Walker of the UK Committee to Defend Julian Assange oppose Facebook censorship of the Socialist Equality Party/IYSSE

1 month ago

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg says company will "depoliticize" its News Feed

1 month ago

WSWS's fight against Facebook censorship draws international support

2 months ago

Facebook restores service to socialist pages, claiming the purge was an "automation error"

1 month ago

Washington brings Syria's Al Qaeda in from the cold

8 days ago

The Suez Canal blockage and the globalization of production

18 days ago

Suez Canal blocked by grounded ship

21 days ago

The devastating impact of the 10-year US-orchestrated war on Syria

1 month ago

Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education meets to oppose school reopenings in Turkey

29 days ago

Millions at risk in expected Istanbul earthquake

1 month ago

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

1 month ago

UK cuts aid to Yemen as UN warns of country's "death sentence"

1 month ago

Israeli human rights organization declares Israel an apartheid state

1 month ago

One year of the coronavirus pandemic -- March 11 marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We are republishing below statements and articles from the WSWS analyzing the response to the pandemic and calling for emergency measures to contain it. -- Read more

1 month ago

For a globally coordinated emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic!

1 month ago

Capitalism is at war with society

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Message from big business on coronavirus pandemic: Save profits, not lives

1 month ago

Trump's campaign to reopen businesses risks hundreds of thousands of lives

1 month ago

"Back to work" campaign in the US will lead to surge in coronavirus deaths

1 month ago

The murderous pseudoscience of "herd immunity"

1 month ago

What must be done to fight the coronavirus pandemic

1 month ago

Recent WSWS and SEP Online Events

1 month ago

150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg

1 month ago

Sylvia Ageloff and the assassination of Leon Trotsky

2 months ago

The Trump coup and the rise of fascism: Where is America going?

2 months ago

The Crisis Elections: 1860 & 2020

4 months ago

David North and Adolph Reed discuss US political crisis at online forum

1 month ago

Introductory remarks to "What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Election?"

5 months ago

The sickness in the White House

4 months ago

Socialist Equality Party

1 month ago

Socialist Equality Party launches campaign for 2021 German federal election

1 month ago

Support the SGP's campaign for the German federal election!

1 month ago

SEP meeting in Australia discusses political issues facing locked-out Coles workers and the need for independent rank-and-file organisations

1 month ago

Turkish Trotskyists hold international online meeting on student protests

1 month ago

Sri Lankan IYSSE holds well-attended online lecture on 200th anniversary of Friedrich Engels' birth

1 month ago

More workers and youth speak on the life and political legacy of Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson

1 month ago

SEP meeting honours the life and political legacy of Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson

1 month ago

Watch: Meeting commemorates decades-long Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson

1 month ago

Australian Trotskyist Barry Jobson dies aged 78

1 month ago

Ten years since the Egyptian Revolution -- To mark the anniversary of the 2011 revolution in Egypt, we present a selection of key statements and analyses produced by the WSWS in the course of the events of that year and their aftermath. -- Read more

2 months ago

Academic Joseph Scalice's exposure of the Philippine Maoists

1 month ago

Watch lecture video "Three Grenades in August: Fifty Years since the Bombing of Plaza Miranda in the Philippines"—another devastating exposure of Stalinism

1 month ago

Joseph Scalice responds to Stalinist attacks over Diliman Commune article

2 months ago

Historian Joseph Scalice to deliver public lecture on 50th anniversary of Plaza Miranda bombing

1 month ago

Philippine Stalinists try to cover their tracks after promoting Navalny

2 months ago

What are the real lessons of the Diliman Commune?

2 months ago

Philippine Stalinists line up behind right-wing Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny

2 months ago

Communist Party of the Philippines resurrects urban hit squads

1 month ago

Statements of support from Sri Lanka in defence of Dr. Scalice against Stalinist slanders

1 month ago

A video statement by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North -- Welcoming the relaunch of the World Socialist Web Site -- The WSWS has been relaunched with an entirely new design and with vastly enhanced functionality.

6 months ago

The relaunch of the World Socialist Web Site and the future of socialism

5 months ago

Closing remarks from SEP national secretary Joseph Kishore

5 months ago

The approach of the World Socialist Web Site to science

5 months ago

"The WSWS has not only commented on the struggles of the working class it has been an active participant in them"

5 months ago

From the Marxist Library -- Thirty years since the reunification of Germany -- To mark the 30th anniversary of the German reunification, the WSWS is presenting a special exhibit of documents and statements produced by the International Committee of the Fourth International amidst the crisis of Stalinism in the former GDR.

6 months ago

Asia emerges as a new epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic

7 days ago

The true toll of the coronavirus pandemic

8 days ago

The case for expropriation: Billionaires' wealth surged 60 percent in first year of pandemic

9 days ago

Modern Monetary Theory and the crisis of capitalism: Part one

1 month ago

Wilmington's Lie: The 1898 white supremacist coup in North Carolina

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

The Kill Chain: A new era of world war

1 month ago

Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street at 100

1 month ago

The campaign to smear novelist Charles Dickens as a racist

1 month ago

The Room Where it Happened: John Bolton's account of the "palace coup" opposition to Trump

1 month ago

Capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascism in southeastern Europe since 1989

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

The ICFI and the Crisis of Stalinism

6 months ago

China: Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square massacre

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

The International Committee's response to the "End of History": The March 1992 Plenum of the ICFI

6 months ago