Free Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning!

Today, March 28, marks one full year since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was cut off from the internet and his ability to communicate with the outside world. Assange remains confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted political asylum in 2012. There he is subject to constant and invasive surveillance…

March 29 will mark three weeks since Chelsea Manning, who in 2010 provided WikiLeaks with documents exposing US war crimes, was jailed for contempt of court by a federal judge. Manning’s alleged “crime” is refusing to testify in a secret grand jury hearing against Assange. She is being held in solitary confinement, isolated 22 hours a day.

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Older people keep working due to economic necessity in Australia
21 September 2019
The development of technology should mean working lives are shortened, but under the capitalist profit system people are forced to work longer.
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
21 September 2019
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
Bushfires in Australia: Another symptom of climate change
21 September 2019
Early spring fires are an “omen” of an unprecedented and disastrous season ahead due to hot, windy and dry conditions.
Climate strike protesters speak out: “There’s willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism”
21 September 2019
WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.

Eighty Years of the Fourth International: The Lessons of History and the Struggle for Socialism Today

On October 7, David North, International Editorial Board chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered the following lecture to a well-attended public meeting in Colombo, organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka). The meeting, the second of two held in Sri Lanka, was called to celebrate the 80thanniversary of the Fourth International and the 50th anniversary of the SEP in Sri Lanka. Click here to read the lecture

Millions march against climate change, capitalism and war
21 September 2019
“Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system.”
Australian workers and youth back striking US autoworkers
19 September 2019
“I think there’s a common stream connecting workers all over the world. This is something we are all fighting for.”
Claims of Chinese “hacking” add to US pressure on Australian government
18 September 2019
Unnamed sources accused the Morrison government of covering up China’s role for fear of disrupting lucrative trade relations with Beijing.
Accidental drug overdose deaths continue to rise in Australia
18 September 2019
As in the US, the pharmaceutical companies are taking advantage of social misery to addict the population on deadly drugs.