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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Trial begins over 2015 anti-government protest on Nauru
19 November 2019
The trial of fifteen activists and former politicians involved in an anti-government protest has been condemned as a sham.
Australian establishment up-in-arms after Beijing bans visit by two MPs
19 November 2019
The hypocrisy of the latest anti-China outburst is underscored by the Australian government refusal to allow Chelsea Manning, the American whistleblower and defender of democratic rights, to travel to
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
16 November 2019
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
New Zealand police introduce new armed units
16 November 2019
The Labour Party-led government is exploiting the Christchurch terrorist attack to further arm the police and increase their anti-democratic powers.

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


New Zealand cabinet minister echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto
14 November 2019
The NZ First MP’s calculated rant, with its fixation on “birth rates” and scare-mongering over “legions” of immigrants, mirror the Christchurch terrorist’s fascist screed.
Australia: Bushfires continue to ravage New South Wales and Queensland
14 November 2019
Four people are dead and more than 300 homes have been lost in catastrophic fires.
Australian workers and youth speak-out in support of Julian Assange
13 November 2019
“Governments are trying to hide the truth and lie to the people. That’s why they are unfairly persecuting Assange and confining him to prison.”
Australian aged care report: “A shocking tale of neglect”
13 November 2019
The inquiry’s “urgent” recommendations do nothing to address the underlying reasons for these appalling conditions.