Nationalism or socialism in Latin America
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2013
The kind of “alternative” that is envisioned here is one that is imposed from above, not arising from the politically independent movement of the working class itself, striving to establish its own organs of power.
By Isaac Finn, 14 March 2013
Jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan is discussing a US-backed peace plan with the Turkish government.
By Pierre Mabut, 14 March 2013
Some 100 PSA Citroën car workers from the Aulnay plant near Paris occupied the Engineering Employers Federation’s Paris offices to protest plans to close their plant.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 March 2013
Obama’s newly confirmed defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, confronted suicide bombings, an “insider” attack and vitriolic criticism from the US-backed puppet, Hamid Karzai.
By Naomi Spencer, 12 March 2013
David Petraeus and other top US officials were involved in developing “El Salvador-style” death squads that tortured and murdered thousands in US-occupied Iraq.
By Jerry White, 12 March 2013
After a five-month trial a jury on Monday found Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, guilty of 22 corruption charges.
By Trent Novak, 12 March 2013
Last Wednesday, the Maryland State Senate voted in favor of repealing the state death penalty.
By Vicky Short, 12 March 2013
The Urdangarin scandal has raised questions over the future of the monarchy in Spain.
By Ernst Wolff and Johannes Stern, 12 March 2013
Workers protested in Berlin after the Swedish energy firm Vattenfall announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs by the end of 2014.
By Barry Mason, 12 March 2013
The Unison and Unite unions are working to wind down a strike by National Health Service workers at the Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust, with the aid of the pseudo-left.
By Marcus Day, 11 March 2013
Building and food service workers at University of Illinois voted down a proposed contract over the weekend and walked off the job Monday morning.
By Joseph Kishore, 7 March 2013
The administration claims the power to order extrajudicial assassination of citizens within the US under undefined “extraordinary circumstances.”
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2013
The trial is the first to deal with the coordinated state terror campaign launched by Latin America’s US-backed dictatorships.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 March 2013
The Coalition for the Homeless reports an average nightly total of more than 50,000 in New York’s shelters, a record “since modern homelessness emerged three decades ago.”
By Dave Hyland, 7 March 2013
The results of last week's by-election in Eastleigh, England confirm the deep unpopularity of Conservative Party and Liberal Democrat coalition partners
By Sven Heymanns and Johannes Stern, 7 March 2013
The German Trade Union Federation is publicly backing the increasingly aggressive role of the German army.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 7 March 2013
The six-year struggle of workers at Goodyear’s Amiens-Nord tyre plant against company threats of a plant closure and mass sackings is at a crossroads.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 March 2013
After Chokri Belaïd’s assassination, Paris is seeking to advance the petty-bourgeois Popular Front to advance its imperialist interests in Tunisia.
By Thomas Gaist, 7 March 2013
Deceptive claims of expanded coverage for poor and working class families are an attempt to cover over the real impact of the ACA.
By Peter Reydt, 7 March 2013
The establishment of a “community” library in Friern Barnet demonstrates how the politics of Occupy play into the hands of the ruling elite.
By Kate Randall, 5 March 2013
The media presentation of the sequester as a symptom of “gridlock” and bitter policy differences between the Democrats and Republicans is a cynical fraud.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 March 2013
The Obama administration is “markedly widening its role” in the French-led neo-colonial war in Mali.
By Lawrence Porter, 5 March 2013
Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s declaration of a “financial emergency” in Detroit is paving the way for the gutting of city services and a fire sale of public assets.
By Mike Jones, 5 March 2013
Opposition grows to the killing of 27-year-old taxi driver, Mido Macia, by South African police on February 27.
By Trevor Johnson, 5 March 2013
Six of the local wards in Greater Manchester are among the 60 most deprived wards in the UK.
By Clara Weiss, 5 March 2013
Russian president Putin is using an anti-corruption campaign to reorganise the Russian ruling elite and channel the anger of the middle class.
By Jake Dean and Justin Jones, 5 March 2013
San Diego ranks third in the nation after New York and Los Angeles in the size of its homeless population.
By James Brewer, 5 March 2013
As a utility company maintenance crew worked on a “civic improvement project,” an apparent gas leak caused an explosion that was felt for miles.
By Alexander Fangmann, 5 March 2013
AFSCME has agreed to a pay freeze in the first year of the contract.
By Chris Marsden, 28 February 2013
In advance of today’s Friends of Syria meeting in Rome, US and Europe could begin openly providing arms to opposition forces in pursuit of regime-change.
By John Burton, 28 February 2013
In dismissing the suit, the Supreme Court majority adopted the positions urged by Obama administration lawyers in their briefs and at oral argument last October.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2013
Joseph Ratzinger made his last appearance as Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday, delivering a farewell oration.
By Barry Grey, 28 February 2013
The real beneficiaries of the policy Bernanke reaffirmed was reflected in the surge of share values on global stock markets.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 February 2013
Tensions between France and its Qatari ally are rising amid accusations that Qatar is funding Al Qaeda-linked militants fighting France in Mali.
By Keith Jones, 28 February 2013
Using a phony “national” Education Summit as a backdrop, Quebec’s Parti Québecois government announced Tuesday that henceforth university tuition fees will rise annually by at least 3 percent.
By Adam Sagitov, 28 February 2013
A house fire claimed the lives of three children and one adult Thursday in a Washington, DC suburb.
By Sampath Perera, 26 February 2013
Indian opposition to the transfer of the Pakistani port to China points to the explosive geo-political tensions triggered by the US “pivot to Asia.”
By Jordan Shilton, 26 February 2013
As the new Cypriot government of Nikos Anastasiades pledges further austerity, the financial crisis gripping the island threatens the stability of the euro zone.
By David Levine, 26 February 2013
A series of events over the past two months point to a marked deterioration in US-Russian relations.
By Fred Mazelis, 26 February 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed complaints that the city had turned away homeless families from municipal shelters.
By Bryan Dyne, 26 February 2013
Lack of sewerage treatment contributes to contamination problems for the majority of the world’s population.
By Dave Hyland, 26 February 2013
Attacks on workers being prepared by the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in South Yorkshire, England also threaten medical care in this working class area.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2013
US President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to implement billions in spending cuts to head off the so-called “sequestration” scheduled to take effect at the end of the month.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013
Tens of thousands of Greek workers went on strike on Wednesday to protest government austerity measures and attacks on the right to strike.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013
The Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has expelled one of its members from a parliamentary committee after he distanced himself from anti-Turkish chauvinism and the Greek army.
By Naomi Spencer, 21 February 2013
A second miner has been killed in the same mine where a fatal accident occurred just two weeks ago.
By Shannon Jones, 21 February 2013
A state review panel declared a financial emergency in Detroit, setting the stage for new attacks on workers throughout the city.
By Emma Bode, 21 February 2013
On February 14, a squad of police forcibly evicted a family of five from their home in Berlin.
By Marc Milton, 21 February 2013
Twelve London stations are slated to close beginning in October, eliminating 520 jobs.
By Dave Hyland, 21 February 2013
Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to distance himself from the illegal phone-hacking scandal engulfing his media empire has suffered a serious setback.
By Johannes Stern, 19 February 2013
Renewed strikes and protests have swept Egypt since January 25, the second anniversary of the outbreak of the Egyptian revolution that toppled long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak.
By Kate Randall, 19 February 2013
Undocumented immigrants would have to wait an estimated eight years for the chance to receive a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa.
By Christoph Dreier, 19 February 2013
The Socialist Alternative group is aiding IG Metall by attempting to sow illusions that the union can be transformed into a fighting organisation.
By Marcus Day, 19 February 2013
In response to overcrowding and deteriorating prison conditions, inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center have launched a hunger strike.
Billionaire views Scottish independence as a “management buy-out”
By Steve James, 19 February 2013
The pseudo-left tendencies are committed to fraudulently promoting Scottish independence as a supposed means to alleviate the crisis caused by the bourgeoisie’s austerity policies.
By Allison Smith and Marc Wells, 19 February 2013
A federal court convicted the former president of an SEIU affiliate on 14 criminal counts, including embezzlement of thousands of dollars of union funds.
By Clement Daly, 19 February 2013
Two more US coal miners were killed last week, bringing the nation’s coal mining fatalities to five this year.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2013
A US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday killed 10 civilians, including five children.
By Alejandro López, 14 February 2013
The scandal has outraged a population already suffering from mass unemployment, low wages and the destruction of social services.
By Antoine Lerougetel and Pierre Mabut, 14 February 2013
Some 800 workers from the Goodyear Tire plant in Amiens Nord, supported by more than 1,000 workers from other parts of France, protested outside the company’s French headquarters in Paris.
By Dietmar Henning, 14 February 2013
In response to spontaneous walkouts by the workers, the unions intensified their cooperation with Ford.
By Sybille Fuchs, 14 February 2013
A recent report provides a shocking exposure of the contempt shown by local authorities and church institutions in Dortmund for workers from southeast Europe.
By Naomi Spencer, 14 February 2013
A single homeless shelter in the nation’s capital is crowded with nearly 1,000 residents.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 February 2013
Governor Brown’s agenda includes a restructuring of health care programs to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the budget.
By Chris Marsden, 14 February 2013
The politics of the anti-leadership faction has been incubated by the SWP. These forces draw on positions advocated for years by the party.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 14 February 2013
The SEP calls for the independent mobilization of the entire working class to oppose all school closings.
On eve of State of the Union speech
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2013
Obama is calling for further deficit-reduction measures, including cuts in core social programs.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 February 2013
Tactical differences have emerged within the Obama administration over how best to prosecute its strategy for regime-change in Syria.
By Marc Wells, 12 February 2013
Rifondazione is joining the Citizens’ Revolution alliance of prosecutor Antonio Ingroia, completing its transformation into a bourgeois party.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 12 February 2013
The murder last Wednesday of anti-Islamist politician Chokri Belaïd has undermined the government coalition, whose main component is the Islamist Ennahda Party.
By Wolfgang Weber, 12 February 2013
Germany is expanding its participation in the French colonial war in Mali from week to week.
By Barry Mason, 12 February 2013
A European Union-wide health alert has been issued after Findus France recalled products.
By Dan Brennan, 12 February 2013
Mayor Bloomberg’s attack on school bus workers’ job security is not merely a matter of individual cold-bloodedness, but rather the product of a decades-long process of deregulation and privatization.
By Shannon Jones, 12 February 2013
A family of three could lose up to $300 a year in food benefits this coming November.
By Rick Wilson, 12 February 2013
The coalition government is to press ahead with serious cuts to heath services in south east London.
By Lawrence Porter, 12 February 2013
A series of brutal budget cuts to the Detroit Fire Department and other social services is producing the foreseeable outcome: the death of Detroit residents.
By Christoph Dreier, 7 February 2013
The criminalization of striking workers harks back to the police state conditions that prevailed under the fascist regime of the Greek colonels some 40 years ago.
By James Brewer, 7 February 2013
The postmaster general announced a $2 billion cost-cutting measure that would end Saturday mail service by August.
By Dermot Quinn, 7 February 2013
The attempt to bring Ireland’s main “left” groups together has come to a swift end.
By Dave Hyland, 7 February 2013
British undercover police used the identities of dead children.
By Clara Weiss, 7 February 2013
The budget for 2013-2015 provides for massive cuts in the spheres of culture, education and health, while the share going to military spending will rise to 6.1 percent of GDP.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2013
US financial regulators increasingly rely on “independent investigators” who, in the guise of helping regulators find wrongdoing, help financial firms cover up their fraudulent activities.
By Jerry White, 7 February 2013
The strike by nearly 9,000 New York City school bus workers entered its fourth week today with the Bloomberg administration preparing to accept bids from private school bus contractors without long-standing job and wage protections.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2013
Pretending to support both striking bus workers and parents, New York City’s Democratic politicians have joined the union in calling for a “cooling-off period” and negotiations on cost-cutting givebacks.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 February 2013
Secret legal arguments prepared by the government are part of an effort to expand cyberwar strikes against other countries, particularly Iran and China.
By Christoph Dreier, 5 February 2013
The Greek government has announced that it intends to ban a strike by ferry workers against wage cuts and sackings and place the workers under martial law.
By David Walsh, 5 February 2013
The standoff between authorities and Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old Vietnam War veteran who shot a school bus driver and then abducted a five-year-old boy, ended Monday afternoon.
By Tony Robson, 5 February 2013
The closure of the Accident & Emergency unit at Trafford General Hospital in Greater Manchester, the hospital where the National Health Service was founded, has been approved.
By Joe Mount, 5 February 2013
Youth unemployment continues to rise in the UK, with a new study forecasting that 86,000 more workers under the age of 25 will be without jobs this year.
By Mike Ingram, 5 February 2013
Supermarket chain Stop & Shop has set up scab hiring centers in preparation for the February 23 expiration of a contract covering 36,000 workers.
By Barry Grey, 31 January 2013
The Commerce Department report highlights the disconnect between the bleak economic conditions facing working people and the staggering rise in corporate profits and stock and bond prices.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 January 2013
With the death toll in Egypt’s protests having climbed to near 60, the head of the main bourgeois opposition coalition has called for talks with President Mursi.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 31 January 2013
The CGT and other unions are negotiating with PSA and Peugeot-Citroen on arrangements for plant closures and new competitiveness deals.
By Lawrence Porter, 31 January 2013
Anger is growing over the death of a six-year-old boy in a Southwest Detroit house fire.
By Nancy Hanover, 31 January 2013
There has been an explosive growth of a new business model organized by a variety of exploitive American entrepreneurs.
By Helen Halyard and Shannon Jones, 31 January 2013
In recent years, Davis has been brought forward as part of an effort to give an oppositional gloss to the Democratic Party.
By Robert Stevens, 31 January 2013
This latest case of adulterated food products demonstrates how the search for higher profits has compromised public health.
By Dan Conway, 31 January 2013
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown used the speech to present himself as a reliable proponent of austerity.
By Nick Barrickman and Jerry White, 31 January 2013
While parents, teachers and students want to fight the school closures, the WTU declares that its job is to be the advocate for those who “will ultimately be displaced.”
By Chris Marsden, 31 January 2013
With the eruption of the mass movements against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the RS came forward as the chief advocate of a united movement of the Islamists and liberal bourgeois parties to block social revolution.