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Hier — 25 octobre 2020World Socialist Web Site

Activist with ties to Ohio Republican legislators plotted to kidnap and kill Governor Mike DeWine

Renea Turner is a Trump supporter linked to a group of state legislators who have threatened to impeach DeWine or have him “arrested” for his coronavirus lockdown actions.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00
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Russian court extends prison sentence for historian of Stalinist terror to 13 years

The brutal vendetta against Dmitriev speaks to the enormous fear of the Russian oligarchy about the growing interest in the historical truth about the October revolution and the Stalinist terror in broad sections of the population.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Thai protesters demand the resignation of the prime minister

Protesters have given the government three days to meet their demands or the demonstrations will continue.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Boogaloo adherent charged by FBI with shooting Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protests

Ivan Hunter, 26, is charged with inciting a riot; the affidavit also alleges Hunter communicated with several other boogaloo boys currently facing federal prosecution.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Modern Monetary Theory and the crisis of capitalism: Part one

Modern Monetary Theory is the latest in a long line of attempts by “left” theorists to maintain that capitalism can be made to work for society if only outmoded thinking about the monetary system is abandoned.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7: An important historical episode

The film deals with the court proceedings in 1969–70 in which organizers of protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago faced charges of conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Worker in UK speaks out on the unsafe reopening of schools

Colin spoke to the WSWS after participating in a recent meeting of the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee in the UK.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Protests erupt in Waukegan, Illinois after fatal police shooting of teenager

Protesters in the city north of Chicago are calling for justice and answers after police killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinette and wounded his girlfriend Tafarra Williams.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

With nearly a half-million COVID cases daily, WHO warns world is at a critical juncture

With daily COVID-19 cases reaching nearly one-half million, the WHO warns if measures are not immediately taken to stem the exponential growth of the pandemic the health crisis will become catastrophic.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Catastrophic increase of coronavirus infections in Germany

Since January, over 380,000 people in Germany have been infected with COVID-19, more than one in ten within the last seven days.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Chicago officials plan to reopen schools for 20,000 students

The plan to shift from online learning to a daily in-person schedule was announced as Illinois’ seven-day average COVID-19 testing positivity rate surpassed five percent for the first time since early June.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Australia: University of Melbourne IYSSE holds successful AGM despite anti-democratic measures

Held amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the meeting reflected the growing radicalisation among youth and students.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Canada’s trade unions and NDP rush to the rescue of the big-business Liberal government

Recent weeks have demonstrated that Canada’s ruling elite is relying on a de facto coalition between the NDP, the trade unions, and the Liberals to keep the economy “open” amid a resurgent pandemic, press forward with rearmament and step up attacks on the working class.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Public webinar: For a socialist program against the New Zealand Labour government's right-wing agenda

The Socialist Equality Group (NZ) is holding a webinar on November 8 to expose the right-wing, pro-imperialist agenda of Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party government, which is being falsely glorified as a progressive alternative to right-wing governments internationally.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Spain’s “left populist” Podemos separates migrant children from their parents

A dozen children in the Canary Islands had been separated from their mothers or relatives for months, while DNA testing was carried out to verify they were related.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Detroit City government insists demolitions go forward, ignoring health dangers and unmet housing needs

The City of Detroit is pushing ahead with its home demolition program despite a critical shortage of affordable housing.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

As US election approaches, New York Times intensifies its anti-Russia disinformation campaign

The propaganda campaign by the Times and US intelligence agencies is aimed at fighting out conflicts within the ruling class over foreign policy while distracting attention from Trump’s ongoing conspiracies.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Thousands of furloughed US aviation workers see no relief from US Congress

Tens of thousands of airline workers remain furloughed as relief remains stalled in by US Congress.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

UK COVID-19 deaths surge to more than 1,100 over last week

It was the premature ending of the national lockdown from June onwards, and the opening of schools, colleges and workplaces to facilitate the profitmaking of big business, that produced this disastrous situation.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

“Entire healthcare system at risk of another capacity crisis,” warn leading Michigan doctors in open letter

The letter was signed by 28 Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers across Michigan, representing 110 of the state’s 137 hospitals.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Mounting evidence of systemic Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

The atrocities flowed inevitably from the nature of the war—a brutal operation to crush all resistance to the US military occupation of the impoverished country.
  • 24 octobre 2020 à 07:00

It is all just a metaphor: The New York Times attempts yet another desperate defense of its discredited 1619 Project

In spite of Times editor Jake Silverstein’s deletion of the “true founding” claim and his other word changes, the Times’ essential position remains the same: The American Revolution was a retrograde event in which the defense of slavery was the primary motivation.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Right-wing groups sue Michigan over ban on weapons at polling stations

Three right-wing organizations have filed a lawsuit to overturn Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s order banning open carry of firearms at polling stations.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Nigerian government clamps down on protests

The deployment of Nigeria’s army followed its announcement last week that it was ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with “subversive elements and troublemakers.”
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

50 years since Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act

During the October Crisis, the Canadian state, led by Trudeau, exploited two terrorist kidnappings to carry out a coup de force, jailing and intimidating left-wing government opponents amid a growing working class upsurge.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Electoral defeat in Vienna for Austria’s far-right Freedom Party

The extreme right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has suffered a major defeat in the state and municipal elections in the Austrian capital of Vienna on October 11.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

GM announces new investments in electric vehicles as job cuts loom

General Motors announced a major $2 billion investment plan to build electric vehicles at six US plants last week, stating that the investment will not include new jobs.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Trump storms out of interview when asked about ties to Michigan conspiracy

By walking out of the interview with 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl, Trump revealed that he views the fascist plot as a massive political liability while a new report confirms the threat of fascist election violence.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Support for socialism jumps by nearly 10 percent among US youth amid pandemic depression

These statistics quantitatively express a significant shift in political mood and perspective that has occurred over just the last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the US and the world.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Corporate America puts its money on Biden and the Democrats

Biden and the Democrats have significantly outraised Trump and the Republicans, with cash from Wall Street and Silicon Valley accounting for much of the difference.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

New Zealand markets, business welcome Labour’s election victory

Labour and the Greens both used the election to reassure the corporate elite they would continue to meet their demands.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Over 100 teachers launch wildcat sickout strike in Houston

The drive by Texas Democrats to reopen Houston schools coincides with the platform of the Biden-Harris campaign, which fraudulently claim that this can be done “safely” while the pandemic spirals out of control.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Nigerian Federal airport workers stage one-day warning strike under conditions of mass unemployment, poverty and inequality in Africa’s largest country—which has fueled mass protests against state violence.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Israel’s growing anti-Netanyahu protests face increasing right-wing and police attacks

The increasing violence in confrontations between anti- and pro-Netanyahu demonstrators have caused several commentators to warn of the descent into civil war.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Fiat Chrysler covered up dozens of infections and two deaths at Jefferson North Assembly Plant

According to a leaked report, there have been about 60 COVID infections at the FCA Jefferson North plant and at least two workers have died since May.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Goldman Sachs fined $2.9 billion over role in 1MDB corruption case

The case involved the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the 1MDB fund, including by two Goldman bankers.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Australian universities pseudo-left “network” postpones forum at NTEU’s behest

The NHEAN is opposed to any action that would threaten the role of the unions that have presided over the destruction of 90,000 university jobs since March.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

UK parent speaks out about catastrophic “herd immunity” policy of Johnson government

“Achieving herd immunity properly means protecting people through vaccination. It has never been shown that herd immunity can be achieved by allowing people to catch a virus and die.”
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Anti-Muslim hysteria dominates French political establishment after terrorist killing of Samuel Paty

The anti-Muslim hysteria of the French political establishment is continuing, a week after the terrorist killing of Samuel Paty, a middle-school history and geography teacher in Conflans, on October 16.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Final presidential debate: Candidates silent on Trump threat of political coup

The candidates made no reference to the plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or the growing threat of fascist violence encouraged by the White House.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches an asteroid, attempts sample collection

High drama unfolded to a worldwide audience Tuesday as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made a safe and seemingly successful “touch and go” sample collection from its target, asteroid 101955 Bennu. It will return a sample from the asteroid to Earth in September 2023.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Germany’s Left Party embraces “herd immunity” policy

“I am preparing myself for the fact that we must learn to live with coronavirus,” Left Party State Premier Bodo Ramelow said last week.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Ten years since WikiLeaks and Julian Assange published the Iraq War Logs

The publication was an imperishable contribution to the fight against imperialist militarism, for which the war criminals and their political representatives have never forgiven Assange.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Catastrophic job losses continue in the US as nearly 800,000 new unemployment claims reported

Over 65 million claims have been filed since mid-March as state and federal assistance expires for millions.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Record wildfires continue to expand across Colorado

Colorado erupted this week as the main hotspot for wildfires in the western United States. Firefighting resources are being stretched thin as fires continue to break out late in the season.
  • 23 octobre 2020 à 07:00

SUNY Cortland continues pause on in-person instruction following continued outbreak

Cortland has already been in a two-week pause after recording more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in a two-week period. School plans to reopen were foiled after a major outbreak days before the end of the temporary pause
  • 20 octobre 2020 à 07:00

The pianist Igor Levit and the defense of culture against fascism

Levit has emerged as a powerful voice against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany, which finds its most putrid expression in the growing political power of the Alternative für Deutschland.
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Australian corporate elite demands lifting of all coronavirus safety restrictions

A hysterical campaign is underway, insisting that any public health measures are an unacceptable impost on the wealth and profits of the financial aristocracy.
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 07:00

Houston schools reopen as COVID-19 surges in Texas

The push to reopen the largest district in the state, and seventh-largest in the country, takes place as the coronavirus pandemic is raging in Texas, which has over 881,000 confirmed cases and 17,646 deaths, the second highest numbers in the country.
  • 22 octobre 2020 à 07:00
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