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For breaking news, political developments, etc. especially from Lefty sources.

wsws spammer – post here or get fucked


We can merge his posts here tbh.


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The stench of eugenics at the White House
>Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday that the fact that COVID-19 predominantly kills people who are “unwell to begin with” is “encouraging news.”

"As a 73-year-old with "comorbidities" but who is generally otherwise in good health and compos mentis, I deeply abhor the government's gall in trying to reduce me to the status of a "waste of space". I am not a waste of space. Nobody should be considered a waste of space. We all–all of us–have more to give and more to learn. Why in hell anybody should have to justify their life as a component on the balance sheet of some greedy barbarian in any way at all is monstrous. What right have these overweening, delusional, vaguely humanoid rats to make any such judgement about anybody?

This must end. These maniacs must be stopped."


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A New Year’s appeal from the World Socialist Web Site
>The fight against COVID is a fight against capitalism! Support the World Socialist Web Site! Unite the working class! Take up the fight for World Socialism in 2022!

“But in demanding that teachers report to schools and workers remain on the job, the capitalists are acknowledging that the working class is indispensable to the functioning of society.”
Exactly! It is the working class that generates all wealth. They, the capitalists, need the working class. Does the working need the capitalists? NO! NO! NO!
Does the working class need the Nation State?
Workers of the world you have nothing to lose but you chains and everything to gain.


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From Paris to Chicago: The global fight to close schools and save lives
>Amid a record surge of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, a growing movement of the working class is developing internationally to stop the pandemic and save lives.

In its perspective document, in 1998, the ICFI wrote, “However, given the new features of capitalist development, even the form of the class struggle must assume an international character.” This has been completely confirmed by the present struggle of educators. The pandemic has created a global crisis, and the response of the workers and oppressed also should be international. Under these conditions, workers are forced to act disregarding the nation-state divisions by the objective conditions. As the article shows, while the US and French teachers are at the forefront, the educators from a number of other countries also have joined the struggle. They are in conflict with the unions and building the rank-and-file committees shows the explosive, revolutionary nature of the present situation.


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Price surge slashes workers’ living standards
>Seven percent inflation in 2021 resulted in a real wage reduction of an average 2.4 percent for US workers.

The ruling classes are all blaming it on the supply disruptions during the pandemic as the primary cause for these growing inflationary pressures in America and elsewhere. However they do not care to mention the trillions of dollars of cheap money coming from the Fed and other central banks that has vastly increased the collective wealth of the existing oligarchy during this period. This not only worsened the inequality levels, but has made living conditions particularly among the working class people unbearable to say the least. Now in the midst of all this they are preparing the ground for interest rate hikes as a prelude against the growing calls of wage rise coming from the labor.


Labor shortage? Florida man applies for 60 jobs, gets 1 interview
I was reading elsewhere that a lot of job opening might just be posted to comply with COVID relief requirements put on Businesses by the Fed.


Journalist TRACKED DOWN Source Behind SOS Note, Discovered Chinese NETWORK Of Forced Labor Camps
XiBros, I don't feel so good…


Is this actually true ?
They have made up claims like that before. The video also denies US private prisons using prison labor, despite that being the case. I don't know if this is credible.


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Stewart Rhodes and Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy
>The arrest of fascist Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes and 10 other Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy explodes the claim that January 6 was merely an unruly protest and not a conspiracy by Trump to overturn the 2020 election result and establish a dictatorship.

"In the aftermath of the November 3 election, Trump advisor Stephen Bannon set up a 'command center' at the Willard Hotel, where Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer John Eastman and other conspirators met to coordinate Trump’s plan to remain in power."

Every one of them should be indicted for sedition, along with all the congressional Republicans who facilitated the delays and voted against the certification of the votes.


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R.I.P. never forget


not breaking news but yeah
Gary Webb never forget 1312


One of the good ones


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US and NATO escalation of conflict with Russia is leading to war
>The US and its European allies are on the precipice of plunging the world into a war with Russia of catastrophic proportions.

NATO destroyed Afghanistan and Libya. So yeah, that founding document that NATO is defensive… utter nonsense.


you don’t have to tell it to us, we all know


China warns west against rapid interest rate rise
China bros, I don't feel so good.


>China bros, I don't feel so good.

Raising the interest rate will fuck over debtors, like third world countries with IMF loans, and some of these countries are doing bad enough that they will default on their debts, then get kicked out of Swift because they can't accept any further IMF debt restructuring and austerity, and eventually end up using China's CIPS system.

I don't know this seems more like Xi Jinpin warning the West to not stick the fork into the electrical socket.


I think the IMF loans are made to cause countries to go into default anyway so the US can sweep in and liquidate everything.
Have you not heard of Evergrande? Xi's trying to save his own ass.


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America’s COVID-19 nightmare
>As the media and political establishment works tirelessly to downplay the dangers of COVID-19, America’s health care system is buckling under the weight of mass infection and death.

All social conditions are set for a new Arab Spring, a new 1905 rapidly morphing into a 1917 very soon. When and where, even the most calculating bourgeois minds and simulations of social conflicts in state super computers, cannot fathom. Only the socio- political shock of the event will be visible.


>I think the IMF loans are made to cause countries to go into default anyway so the US can sweep in and liquidate everything.
Dude China is a net creditor, this will "sweep" more liquidity into the Chinese financial system
>Have you not heard of Evergrande?
Yes china is cutting it up into little peaces, bailing out the parts that are important for building projects, and letting the rest, that is tied to real-estate speculation, fail in a slow and controlled manor so that it doesn't disturb their economic system. They also made the Evergrande CEO pay off Evergrande debt with his own fortune. They defused that financial mine like a pro.


Evergrande has not been defused, they're just kicking the can down the road.


>Evergrande has not been defused, they're just kicking the can down the road.
kinda they are spreading the process of dismantling it over time, that's an elegant way of defusing any potential volatility.


Evergrande, and Chinese real estate in general, is a Ponzi scheme. All Xi has done is put their foot down and not let them binge on credit, like they've been doing for years.
They're never going to build those units, and even if they did those units will never find buyers.
When they start writing shit off like Obama did with GM, then you'll have something.


Oh my fucking god that's not what eugenics is holy shit. Absolutely braindead


Airlines warn against “catastrophic” 5G rollout
How in the fuck was something like this not sorted out before hand? What is even happening to burgerland?


>How in the fuck was something like this not sorted out before hand?
It's probably fine


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“Inequality kills”: Capitalism and the COVID-19 pandemic
>On Monday, the British charity Oxfam published a report documenting the malignant growth of social inequality during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Oxfam report should scare the living daylights out of the pseudo-left. They hope to join the feasting table gorging themselves on the exploitation of the only productive class in society. This report sweeps the ground from under their feet.


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Biden at one year: A government of mass death and political crisis
>Addressing a news conference on the eve of his first anniversary in office, the US president had no answers for the escalating pandemic, the danger of fascism or the threat of world war.

This country is screwed. And Biden knows it. He's an old dog who can't learn new tricks. None of these Anachronistic politicians who belong in the 90's can. I always put the fall of Capitalism around 2100. They talk about Socialism like it's a failed idea, but just the collapse of Capitalism threatens to take the whole world with it. I just hope to see a future in where people like Trump and Biden are just as admonished Hitler and Stalin.


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The global struggle to close schools and stop the pandemic
>The fight against school reopenings is once again the spearhead of the global class struggle as masses of youth and educators are unwilling to accept further infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

In communicating with students, educators, and all workers worldwide the simple but potent slogan 'Zero Covid' can be used, From this seemingly simple phrase, all of the necessary measures to stop covid in its tracks - economic support for staying at home for two or three months, closure of all schools and non-essential businesses, and mass testing and contact tracing and isolation of cases - follows. It is an irrefutable fact that no other strategy such as mitigation or herd immunity or living with the virus, can work. Only zero covid provides a way forward.


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Australia’s COVID explosion shows workers must fight for global elimination of the virus
>The shift in the world situation finds sharp expression in countries that previously suppressed transmission with public health measures, but have since adopted the “live with the virus” program with disastrous results.

The bourgeoisie have nothing left. The best they could do was at first pretend it wasn't happening. And then , when it was too obvious, the moved into half measures and trying to control the amount of sickness and death. Then they counted on vaccines to save everyone.

And now what?

Well now they have thrown their hands up and figure they can allow the virus to spread unchecked in the hopes that everyone just accepts the sickness and death.

At every stage the bourgeoisie have failed. We are told that capitalism is the best way to organize society. The capitalism can rise to the occasion… We guess what, hate to say we told you so, but it can't.

If the working class gets it's act together the would build work place rank and file committees, local workers counsels and a revolutionary party.

Somewhere in there everyone fits in.


hey mods this seems suspcious


what was the post? it's gone now


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On eve of January 6 attack, Trump lawyers drafted order requiring military to seize ballots
>The draft order was a charter for presidential dictatorship. It would have declared a state of emergency, suspended the constitution, and placed the country under military rule.

Reagan has more to answer for than even most people realize. I am not surprised that NEA allowed Reagan to implement a directive called "Rex84". Obviously he thought he was a king.

For a lot more on Reagan, I recommend the book "Subversives" by Seth Rosenfeld.


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Why the US and NATO want war with Russia
>The ruling classes in the United States and Europe confront a series of intractable economic, social and political crises, all of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. They are turning to war in a desperate attempt to find a way out.

US Colonel […] declared: “Why is this important to the American public? It’s important because we’re about to have the largest war in Europe since World War II."

This military moron speaks about world war as he would a hiking trip. Does he realise that WW2 directly killed at least 50 million people, not counting famine? He is also a liar. The American public is opposed to war. They are far more interested in health, education, decent jobs and equality, ie, socialism.

Covid has killed nearly 20 million in 2 years.

Who benefits from mass death in war? The same capitalist class who benefits from mass death during the covid pandemic. Why? They own the means of production: banks, arms manufacture, big oil, big pharma. Do they want the killing to stop? Not on your life! Their profits increase by hundreds of percentage points during such times. And their bonus? Their political representatives can set up a police state to quell public opposition.

Socialist revolution is the only way to counter this by putting the working class in charge. The alternative is mass death by disease and war. The example of the 1917 October Revolution must be studied, its lessons assimilated and put into practice.


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American capitalism demands the infection of China
>On Tuesday, a day that the United States recorded nearly 3,000 COVID-19 deaths, the New York Times published an op-ed calling China’s decision to prioritize saving lives from COVID-19 a “mistake,” and extolling the benefits of “natural immunity through infection.”

American capitalism is "dying of its own poison" Well said. The fact that these authors would dare attempt to make the case that 800,000 plus deaths is a model for anyone is a measure of the depravity of the entire ruling class. That the Times would publish this vomit is a Nuremburg level crime.


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Judge imposes strike ban on 17,000 BNSF railway workers
>While the United States never tires of lecturing other countries about their violation of “human rights” and “democracy,” the US government regularly runs roughshod over the basic rights of workers, including their right to strike and their right to a safe and healthy work environment.

"So what's it to be then?"
Workers lives and livelihoods, or the profit and war imperatives of the capitalist class? Life versus mass death.

On the left: railways & transport workers, auto & factory workers, nurses, teachers, parents: the world's working class, which potentially includes military personnel.

On the right: the capitalists, billionaires, multi-millionaires, mainstream political parties of all stripes & their bureaucrats, the top 5%, the media, police, courts, unions and, not least, the military brass & officers.

While the capitalist class draws up battle lines between the US, NATO & allies against Russia and China; the international working class must see this as an existential fight, draw up its own forces and prepare for epic struggles.


Biden about to speak on infrastructure in Pittsburgh after a bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh.



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US-NATO escalate war threats against Russia: Are you ready for World War III?
>The drive to war is fueled by an utterly toxic mixture of deranged geopolitical ambitions and insoluble internal crisis.

Thank you for this very timely and disturbing article. As was plainly stated in this article, no where is there any discussion of the ramifications of a war with Russia being discussed. The most important of which would be the utter destruction of the U.S., as well as, Western Europe. However, even without the corporate media discussing the spectre of nuclear war, there are indications that there is a "silent majority" of Americans and Europeans that want nothing to do with war with Russia. Recently on the morning talk show C-Span Washington Journal the topic of U.S. involve ment in Ukraine was discussed. Although one caller stated that the U.S. should send in "a couple of divisions of Army airborne" to support the current Ukrainian government, most of the callers provided comments a long the line of "What would the U.S. do if Russia placed their troops along our border?" or expressed fears of any conflict escalating into a nuclear war. U. S. citizens are well aware of what will happen if the U.S. gets into a conflict with Russia. But at this point they are paralyzed as to what to do about it. I will share this article with as many people as I can.


Kek holy shit. I was sleeping but what's the original link to this?


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With 900,000 dead from COVID-19, US capitalism doubles down on mass infection
>Even as thousands die each day, the Biden administration and US media demand the end of any remaining restrictions on the spread of COVID-19.

"The modus operandi of the ruling class and its media apologists is clear: The COVID-19 pandemic is to continue in perpetuity. Hundreds of thousands of people – predominantly the sick and elderly – will die, and the health of millions more will be compromised, each year. Deaths and cases will be reported less and less each day, and the media will, day by day, stop reporting on it".
Basically the ruling class factions and their media apologists are suggesting that the criminal policy of mass infection should be the only realistic solution in dealing with the pandemic. Having said that, however, the Zero Covid policy that Chinese authorities are implementing since the beginning of pandemic is seen as anathema for them since it undermines the profit interests of both big corporations and Oligarchs who are about to meet in Davos in the coming days. As we can see non of the pressing issues humanity is facing today can be addressed within this reactionary mindset of the existing social order. For this reason we demand a change of the system.


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The Democratic Party spearheads war drive against Russia
>While public opinion overwhelmingly opposes war with Russia over Ukraine, the Democrats are leading a bipartisan campaign of economic, political and military provocations that threatens to trigger a nuclear war.

Perpetual war for perpetual profits. Create threats out of thin air, literally. Brainwash gullible suckers via capitalist media. Fear mongers, charlatans and liars in service to imperialism. Perpetuate the culture of militarism. Defund education and infrastructure. Tolerate super spreaders of pestilence. Kardashianism as popular culture. Is this Weimar Germany reincarnated ? We shall soon find out.


thank you based WSWSanon


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Trump admits aim of January 6 plot was to “overturn election” and “change results”
>Trump’s statement not only explodes the claim that January 6 was nothing more than an out-of-control protest, it also reveals the type of fascistic regime he planned to establish had the plot succeeded.

Victoria Nuland has a LOT to answer for. What a toxic influence she is in world affairs.


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Far-right “Freedom Convoy” besieges Canada’s parliament—an inflection point in the breakdown of Canadian democracy
>Powerful sections of Canada’s ruling elite have incited a far-right, extra-parliamentary movement that is now encamped menacingly outside the national parliament and vows to remain until its demands are met.

Thank you for this article, Keith and Roger.
In Nashville, Tennessee as elsewhere there are those who understand the importance of Canada's situation.
There are also some who talk of "going to Canada" if things get worse in the U.S., like some of my generation who did during the Vietnam War. But this is not 1968. Canada will not be a haven for anti-war resisters. That time has passed.
Trotsky warned German workers in the early 1930s in "What is National Socialism?" that fascism cannot be avoided by slipping across a national border. "There are not enough passports," he wrote. All that what was left was a period of "pityless struggle" against fascism.
And so, it is for our brothers and sisters in Canada, as it is for their brothers and sister in America


fake news


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When the protest started like 5 chemtrails were deployed. Also there are retards at the protest but its decentralized, not everyone there is in right wing facebook groups and many are just regular workers fighting neoliberalism


>Chentrail hokem



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Deepening crisis of American capitalism as national debt hits $30 trillion
>The endless rise of the national debt, now $7 trillion more than the size of the entire US economy, is the outcome of deeply rooted processes whereby profits are increasingly obtained through stock market and other financial operations.

How are they going to do that?They've been intensifying the exploitation of the working class for 50 years. Can't even buy a house anymore. And job portals are virtual black holes. You send your resume and you get nothing back most of the time. Don't even know if they even read your application. What exactly is there left to take that they haven't done so already?


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The COVID-19 cover-up: Hear no deaths, see no deaths, speak no deaths
>As thousands of Americans die every single day from COVID-19, the Biden administration carries out a campaign, through media propaganda and the manipulation of data, to cover up the pandemic and accustom the population to mass death in perpetuity.

"All over the world, the working class has begun to mobilize in opposition to the ruling class’s policy of mass death and demand the elimination and eradication of COVID-19. The central political task is to arm this growing movement with a political leadership based in the perspective of international socialism, whose central aim will be to end the capitalist system that profits and feeds on human death and misery".
Absolutely instead of eliminating the Covid health crisis the ruling classes are trying to cover-up their own criminal policy responses from the public perception. This is why the profit system needs to be replaced.


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To the shock of absolutely no one.


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Olympics open under clouds of war
>The 2022 Winter Olympics in China are being staged in a world wracked by disease and poised on the edge of global conflict.

Why is this article enjoyable?
Because it argues the undeniable case for world revolution amidst the terminal decline of capitalism. And John Malvar does it well.


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US death toll from COVID-19 heading toward 1 million
>America’s COVID-19 death toll stands as an indictment of a capitalist social order completely indifferent to the death and suffering of the working population.

A "cruel lesson" indeed! The capitalist class seems hell-bent on teaching workers that they can expect nothing but mass death, brutal exploitation, and imperialist war in this life. We are to accept that all of this is inevitable, just "the way things are". For those of us who manage to get a glimpse of what a better world might be like, say by reading WSWS, it is all quite excruciating!


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The far-right occupation of Ottawa: January 6 conspiracy hits Canada
>Absent the political intervention of the working class, all possible outcomes to the current standoff in Ottawa will only produce a further lurch to the right, imperiling the most fundamental democratic and social rights of the working class.

This is an excellent article from the Canadian SEP. It brings out important connections between the Canadian government, their use of far right fascist thugs, & the anti-working class character of the trades unions and so-called left parties of the upper middle class.

The harnessing of the far right has direct support from the US fascist movement, many of whom are anti-vaxxers. Their ignorance, jingoism, racism and support for violence match perfectly the fascistic desires of the capitalists for suppressing the working class with an iron fist, outlawing a science-based approach to stopping covid infections, while continuing with stock market bail-outs and imperialist war mongering.

The SEP will attract advanced workers in Canada like iron filings to a magnet. This is what is required to galvanize the working class into action against capitalism and for international socialism.


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Biden’s task force on unionization: A corporatist agenda for austerity and war
>The task force proposals are all aimed at the strengthening of a labor police force, comprised of upper-middle class executives, to enforce the dictates of the ruling class.

The increasing unionization under these conditions would follow the agenda of the existing political forces in question, and it would be a ruling class response against the rank and file movement of working class that has started to gain momentum ever since last year.


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From “herd immunity” to “endemic”: The ruling class policy of perpetual mass death
>Throughout the world, capitalist politicians are scrapping all remaining public health measures that slow the spread of COVID-19 by falsely claiming that the virus has become “endemic.”

Who could possibly believe that this virus is going to disappear or even become manageable, just a routine part of life? How many millions will die before the truth is undeniable, before the homicidal indifference of the capitalist class can no longer be ignored, before the horrific crimes of the politicians can no longer be covered up? Who but the international working class, through the leadership of the ICFI, can hold these monsters accountable?


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As inflation surges, unions impose cuts in real wages
>US inflation rose at a 7.5 percent annual rate in January as unions worked in tandem with employers and the Biden administration to reduce the real wages of workers.

The printing of trillions of dollars ever since start of the health crisis had sparked massive increase in asset prices of all kinds which directly benefited the tech and finance oligarchy. Of course this influx of money from the Fed has exacerbated the inflation which is now directly effecting purchasing power of the working class. In response to all this the corrupt union bosses in collaboration with the ruling classes are making sure wages remain bellow inflationary rate. For this reason the rank and file committee of labor would be the only program in the midst of this growing social upheaval.


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The collapse of the “mitigation” strategy exposes the class issues in the fight against the pandemic
>The significance of the dismantling of mitigation measures throughout the world is that it expresses, in the form of pandemic policy, the lining up of class forces.

There is a really toxic article in the Atlantic by one Yascha Mounk entitled "Open Everything" that is sickening in the extreme. You can read it here:



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Oppose the US-NATO drive to war with Russia in Ukraine!
>The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) and the World Socialist Web Site unequivocally oppose the reckless drive of Washington and its NATO allies to instigate a war with Russia, using the fraudulent claim of an imminent invasion of Ukraine as a pretext.

One of the central thesis statement coming from this brilliant perspective is that the growing contradictions within global Capitalism have been exposed by the recent pandemic, and this is pushing imperialist states most notably the US into war direction. The ruling classes from all countries know full well that these growing trends could very likely lead to strife or a revolution with this level of deep ideological divisions. For this reason they are now trying their best to distract the public from their own shortcomings back home. In addition to that as the authors have mentioned they seek to control the Eurasian continent from a possible emerging rival state. So in light of all these events the WSWS staff is now urging the formation of a new international anti-war movement that could help unite all working men and women of all nationalities and backgrounds against the common threat of militarism and war. For this to happen we need to see a clear Socialist political vision that could help people withstand against all these reactionary plots. Once again I personally salute the WSWS staff and comrades for reaching out to people in these critical historical times.


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What’s at stake in the struggle by US rail and oil workers
>Over the last several weeks, railroad and oil refinery workers in the United States have come to the forefront of a growing movement in the working class against exhausting and dangerous work schedules and the explosive rise in the cost of living.

The “Hi Viz” policy allots each worker 30 points and deducts points for every time that a worker takes off from work, regardless of the reason. To earn points back, workers must be on call 24 hours per day for at least two weeks straight. The policy is being used to discipline or fire workers who lose their points and to ensure that workers are available for duty virtually around the clock.

Technically it's a mechanism for an employer to gain an economic good from their workers (on call 24 hours per day) in exchange for non economic goods (workers earning points back).

Otherwise known as getting something (in return) for nothing.

As in slavery.

"You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it."

Theft too.

The Taliban government in Kabul denounced the Biden decision. “The theft and seizure of money held/frozen by the United States of the Afghan people represents the lowest level of human and moral decay of a country and a nation,” Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem said on Twitter. -US steals billions in Afghan bank funds


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Biden’s Russia speech: Hypocrisy, lies and warmongering
>On Tuesday, the day before the United States claimed Russia would launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, US President Joe Biden gave a speech in which he doubled down on his threats of a “bloody, destructive war” despite the fact that no Russian invasion was forthcoming.

The blatant lies and threats coming from Biden are criminally barbaric. The violence that he seems to enjoy stirring up is sickening. It's probably like Viagra for him and the other old bastards in the Pentagon with their war games and endless plotting, like mad scientists in a science fiction story, to rule the world. How long this will be allowed to continue is as yet unknown but it will not end well. The human race is in mortal danger as long as this kind of terrorism is allowed to continue. Yes. Terrorism. What else would you call it?


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The war that must be waged is the war on COVID-19
>While no cost is too great for the American ruling elites to wage imperialist war, there has been a full-scale capitulation to COVID-19 during the Omicron surge.

For the past two years in a row the response and measures taken by major Capitalist governments in regards to Covid-19 can be seen as complete disaster in every respect. They have intentionally implemented the policy of herd immunity and this has lead to wave after wave of infections and death almost everywhere. Now in the midst of all this human suffering they are preparing the ground for possible confrontation against Russia and China for the sake of global domination.


>The war that must be waged is the war on COVID-19
because imperialist wars don't create war exhaustion, but the war against COVID has, their is only so much war exhaustion a population will put up with before they give up


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Blinken at the UN: A Colin Powell moment
>Developments over the past 24 hours make clear that the Biden administration, speaking for dominant sections of the American ruling class, is determined to escalate the confrontation with Russia, even to the point of triggering a world war.

Russia fought off the Germans in two world wars, the second, with no help from the US or UK "allies" costing c. 27 million Russian lives. During these wars the US lost zero property and fewer than a million soldiers (pls correct if wrong I can't be bothered looking it up). Now the US wants to foment a war between Ukraine (previously part of USSR) and Russia. Russia is almost completely encircled by NATO but according to the US gov it is Russia that "wants war." History speaks loud and clear.


your right about the US not losing much in WW2 but they did help the USSR. While lend lease and bombing of Germany didn't win the Soviets the war it was very helpful and allowed them to advance much more rapidly in 1943 and 1944 then they would be able to without it. Most historians estimate that without US help the USSR would have won the war in 1946 and at the cost of more dead soldiers. Though this is hard to measure as the important parts of the lend lease were trucks, fuel, machine parts, and grain so its hard to know how important or unimportant it was. Lend lease though didn't end with the war, with the most notable example being Dnieper Hydroelectric Station generators being supplied by the US in 1946.


>rapidly in 1943 and 1944

war was over in 1943-44 sweaty, also the advance wasn't fast for some reason


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California’s “endemic plan” sets the stage for unending COVID-19 infections and deaths
>The propaganda campaign is driven not by science, but by the demands of the corporations and financial elite. The aim is to fabricate a narrative that COVID-19 is harmless, in order to maximize the production of profits under the guise of a “return to normalcy.”

Covid is real. Long term sickness and death are real. Mutations are real. New variants are real. Waning effectiveness of the 2020 vaccines is real. Life is not a game wherein arbitrary risks can be taken and longevity automatically ensues. Only the most ignorant in society can believe that one can "live with covid."

The capitalist class are using their control of the media and the institutions of the ruling class, such as the misnamed CDC, & including the unions (pushed by the Democrats), to create the illusion that covid has gone away.

You cannot hide 1 million dead Americans. You cannot hide hundreds of thousands of long covid sufferers. You cannot hide the grief of the 1000s of families who have lost a child to covid.

The wrath of workers is steadily increasing and it will not be contained by the lies of the politicians and trade unions. Another covid wave is coming. This is what the capitalists fear: it is driving them to start world war 3. We must head off this insanity with a mass movement for socialism. We must take power.


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Stop the drive to World War 3!
>Amid a pandemic that has killed nearly one million people in the US and continues to kill more than 2,000 every day, the Biden administration is focusing all attention on an increasingly hysterical campaign for war against Russia.

Thank you the WSWS International Editorial Board. War3 must be prevented by all means to safeguard the international working .class that faced massive genocides in the WAR1 and WAR2. Jews because they were a distinct group with its own identity of the global population faced near extermination in the hands of the Nazi HiHitler. He also focussed on destroying communism in Russia and in that callous attempt millions of Russians, 37 millions in toto, were assasinated. Hitler's mania to rule Europe ended in his suicide. Again Nazis are the second force in Bundestag today and the country's bourgeois political establishment has welcomed it in that status while SGP, the Marxist/Trotskyst party based on democratic centralism is blacklisted! This our world under bourgeois rule! Biden's aim to contain growing working class anger domestically by forcing the class into destructive nationalist framework by trumpeting war drum against Russia is condemnable. As the representative of the American bourgeoisie Biden plans to cretate unity within bypartisan polity aiming counterrevolution domestically and war against Russia to kill the iron will of the revolutionary working class in America, Europe and internationally by joining hands with the ruling bourgeoisie in Europe. These plans must be defeated decisively by the party of the world socialist revolution, ICFI/SEPs using the prowess IWA-RFC/WSWS. Long live the international socialist revolution. Down with the imperialist bourgeoisie!


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The political and historical background to the US war drive against Russia
>In light of the major escalation Monday of the conflict between the United States and Russia, we are republishing excerpts from the 2016 statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, “Socialism and the Fight Against War.”

It would be really interesting to watch the upcoming online webinar scheduled this Saturday about the immediate steps needed to prevent the formation of World War 3. For one thing is becoming clear now is that the removal of the last remaining Covid-19 measures coincides with the growing focus on war and confrontation emanating from Capitalist governments. No doubt this ongoing conflict that we are witnessing now in Eastern Ukraine is years in the making, but it is worth pointing out the motives behind the latest round of escalation that is taking place now. As we can see the deflating stock markets, rising inflation to decades high and deteriorating health crisis in all countries is giving the ruling classes the conviction that social explosion has become more inevitable under these conditions. That is why they are pushing for aggressive geopolitical and economical policies against Russia for they believe a possible conflict with Kremlin would spare them from all the contradictions that they are facing back home. Now more then ever an international anti-war movement is urgently needed to stop all these imperialist wars from taking form and shape. This requires a clear Socialist perspective because all national bourgeois parties of today are in one way or the other supporting their state agendas very much like they had done during the outbreak of World war 1.


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Who in the Lord’s name gave the US the right? A question for Mr. Biden
>This is a question, however, that much of the world would like Biden himself to answer. The “flagrant violation of international law” that Biden accused Russia of perpetrating is precisely what the United States is doing, with Biden directly and personally involved.

“Who in the Lord’s name does Putin think gives him the right to declare new so-called ‘countries’ on territory that belongs to his neighbors?”

Answer: the democratic aspirations and desire for safety from military bombardment by the ethnic Russian population of East Ukraine, who have been thrust into a civil war by the US sponsored 2014 coup in Ukraine. And why is Biden mixing religion and politics? And what about Israel's theft of Palestine?

"… twisted rewrite of history, going back more than a century…"

Let's see: Philippines, Central and South America, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Yemen… why not take the mic to the workers and peasants in these countries to see how they view their newfound "liberty, democracy, peace and human rights" following repeated interference and outright war by the US military?

Mr Biden, you, Sir, are a liar, hypocrite and warmonger.


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Judge upholds strike injunction at BNSF: US capitalism disciplines the working class while preparing for war
>Faced with a resurgence of the class struggle, the capitalist ruling class is reviving all the anti-democratic methods that it used to crush workers’ resistance in previous generations.

Where are the railroaders? It would be great to read their comments here. If the working class is to get anywhere, there must be two-way communication between the workers and the leaders. The leaders by themselves don't have all of the answers.

Lining up the unions with the companies is liking sending a boxer representing the railroaders into the ring against two opponents, one for the company, and one for the union.




Cambodia sets marriage age limit for foreign husbands


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What the fuck


Interesting. Vegans couldn't object to this. The animals are indeed no longer suffering.


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Did this just drop?


Fake and gay.


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Just building those productive forces, socialist Paradise any day now.


They are getting bonuses and benefits. This is no different than google offices having laundry services for workers that want to stay overnight.


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>Having to compare China to google to justify its actions.

Not a good look boss.


These are the same people who think China's economic rise has more to do with socialism than capitalism.


Healthy dose of US state dept. brainwashing too, I bet.
What endless opportunities(TM) our "socialist" "comrades" grant US imperialist monopoly capital… They really learned too little from the fall of the USSR (Gorbachev, who Deng considered a great improvement in leadership, was overthrown by US imperialist capital domestically destabilizing the Union…).


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Historically the development of productive forces in any society in any form they take will eventually require some type of struggle between the dominate and subjugated classes. Those with power over and those with out power over the means of production. This struggle will take no particular form and China isn't much different. Socialism isn't really an ideal buy a constant movement towards itself.


Apparently trump considered bombing mexico over the drug war, kek.



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People in #Shanghai are panicking, trying to withdraw all their money from the bank.


So what is the context
Is this because of quarantines or what ?

>people who think China's economic rise has more to do with socialism than capitalism
Well these people are right, China and India were at the same level of development in the beginning of the 20th century. China had a socialist revolution while India did not.
The Socialist system created the industrial base and the needed social infrastructure, that enabled the economic rise. But even after the market economy elements were introduced, China continues economic planning to this day, and that is the main driver of economic growth. The market was about trading labor-power for technology. That was a very important factor in producing the economic rise of China but that should not be confused with the ideological component of letting private capital dictate the structure of the economy. If the capitalist elements in China had gained control over politics or industrial development, china would have become just another broken country in the periphery struggling with extreme poverty and low development, like all the other capitalist countries in the periphery


>So what is the context
>Is this because of quarantines or what ?
The entire Chinese economy and their booming growth has been built on real estate and infrastructure projects that no one needs or wants. This is causing a liquidity crisis and bank runs.


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China's economic rise has everything to do with capitalism not socialism. China has let billionaires like Musk and Cook exploit their people's labor to make fucking billions even getting closer to Musk during the pandemic. Also goes to show how little you know about history because you tried to compare India (a country with no history of long lasting centralized unity) to China (a country with multiple long lasting periods of centralized unity) of course China is doing better. How many times do dengoids need to get their ass beat to understand this?


China has the largest productive sector on earth tho, so what you are saying is wrong. Also infrastructure investments tend to be among the most productive ones. There is a neoliberal ideological aversion against infrastructure but you know neolibs are opposed to recognizing objective material reality.

>muh culture
The differences between Chinese culture and Indian culture doesn't account for the economic differences. Before the communists took over the reigns, China was really backwards and it was ideologically motivated communists that modernized the country. That's what put them on the road to success. India did not have such a modernization because the ruling classes in India did not want to do away with the backwardness, they found it too useful to enforce class division.

Even currently China's successes are because the CPC disciplines the capitalist class and keeps them politically and economically subservient to societal development goals. It is true that China let western capitalists exploit Chinese labor, but that let them close the technological gap to the capitalist imperial powers. That came at a price but in the end the Chinese bourgeoisie failed to overthrow the CPC and the imperialist capitalists are not strong enough to take on China. So it looks like in the long run Socialism is going to win in China.

I know it's ideologically annoying that they used markets but there are no capitalist countries who in similar conditions can boast such economic and developmental successes, proving once again that socialists are better at economy and advancing societies.


>just trust the cpc they will totally not abandon socialism more than they already have
Why did China not industrialize like you know the soviets instead they sucked off western capitalists (who are still exploiting Chinese people's labor for billions like Elon Musk) and are integrating into the capitalist world system. The reality is China is not socialist and will probably never be (unless you believe their socialism by 2100 bullshit).


>I know it's ideologically annoying that they used markets but there are no capitalist countries who in similar conditions can boast such economic and developmental successes, proving once again that socialists are better at economy and advancing societies.
So you agree that China's economic success has to do with capitalism not socialism then? It's not "ideologically annoying" it's sickeningly funny because Chinese workers have been making billions of dollars for western capitalists off their exploited labour which was and is being incestived by a supposedly socialist state. I did not even mention the "communist billionaires" in China, I do not have any allegiance or good will to nations that exploit the working class like China is doing.


>just trust the cpc they will totally not abandon socialism
When the rate of profit declines the Chinese bourgeoisie will try very hard to do to China what the neo-liberals did to the west. That would undermine the CPC politically and the social stability in China. The CPC has shown no hesitation to burn every capitalist that tried to go in that direction, because that would threaten their political survival. I'm just trusting that they aren't fools.
>Why did China not industrialize like you know the soviets
Mostly because of the Sino Soviet split.

>So you agree that China's economic success has to do with capitalism not socialism then
The economic success of China is because of it's socialist elements, not the capitalist ones. There are no capitalist countries that have achieved what China did. The only other country that had a comparable economic rise, was the Soviet Union. So the success can clearly be attributed to the socialist side.

>Chinese workers have been making billions of dollars for western capitalists off their exploited labour

China is trading labor power for advanced technology. The capitalists win in the short term but China will win in the long term. I don't like that strategy either but it does work. Chinese workers are paying a steep price no doubt, but their reward will be that in about 1 (at most 2) decades China will be untouchable. China had a very bitter past of having imperial boots on their neck. Try to understand their motivations in a historical context.

>I did not even mention the "communist billionaires" in China

There a no billionaires in the higher echelons of the CPC, billionaires don't have political power over there.




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Do they have an onion? If not, they should.
The sound like the next up and coming wiki-leaks


Download it before it's memory holed forever.


Payrolls increased 528,000 in July, much better than expected in a sign of strength for jobs market


Isn't the fed trying to kill the labor market? What a binch of evil fuck heads. It's not even our fault the market is fucked up it's theirs.


Anyone else skip this thread because it's stickied and they can't tell when it's updated? Perhaps we should unstickie it?


>Anyone else skip this thread because it's stickied and they can't tell when it's updated?
I know I am.


cope harder


Why is there a corporate Trump shill on here?


the queen of bongland is dead


Holy fuck hahahahahahaha. FUCK THAT BITCH





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