At the beginning of October, 2020, the World Socialist Web Site, after 22 years of continuous publication, relaunched its site with far-reaching changes in design and functionality. The transformations to the site were guided by an understanding that the historic crisis of the world capitalist system, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, is generating an immense resurgence of interest within the working class in socialist politics, history and theory.
On Sunday October 25, the WSWS hosted an international online rally to welcome and celebrate the relaunch. The relaunch of the WSWS marks a historic advance for the international socialist movement. At this international rally, leading members of the ICFI throughout the world explained its significance in the context of the crisis of world capitalism, the breakdown of democratic forms of rule, and the growth of social conflict and class struggle throughout the world.