By Peter Schwarz and David North, 7 March 2014
It is becoming clearer every day that the United States and Germany instigated the crisis in Ukraine with the intention of provoking a confrontation with Russia.
By Julie Hyland, 6 March 2014
For the first time since 1945, an avowedly anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi party controls key levers of state power in a European capital, courtesy of US and European imperialism.
By Barry Grey and David North, 5 March 2014
The fact that Washington has chosen to provoke a direct confrontation with a nuclear power must be taken by the people of the world as a stark warning.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 4 March 2014
In the wake of the right-wing coup in Ukraine organized by the United States and the European powers, the American media is unleashing a torrent of lies and propaganda.
By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 3 March 2014
The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine following the right-wing coup engineered by the United States and Germany and the intervention of Russia into Crimea has created the most dangerous international confrontation since the end of World War II.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 March 2014
Who are Obama and Kerry to lecture Moscow on “stability” and “territorial integrity” after US imperialism has promoted mayhem and the breakup of states in the region?
By Peter Symonds, 28 February 2014
US imperialism, following its wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, is preparing for a new and more terrible conflict against China.
By Jerry White, 27 February 2014
The rejection of the United Auto Workers union by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee has provoked an outpouring of handwringing and despair from liberal and pseudo-left publications.
By Julie Hyland, 26 February 2014
The subordination of fundamental democratic rights to an omnipotent state runs as a constant thread through the ruling that deems David Miranda’s detention lawful.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 February 2014
What has seemed unthinkable since 1945 has come to pass: while the US and Germany ruthlessly destabilized Ukraine, fascists have become the decisive force on the ground.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 February 2014
The “plan of adjustment” released by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is a massive assault on the city’s working class.
By Andre Damon, 22 February 2014
A report published this week by the Brookings Institution documents the immense growth of social inequality in major US cities, including those that are supposedly economic success stories.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2014
That a minor increase in the minimum wage provokes such controversy in the political establishment only underscores the bankruptcy of the entire political system and its contempt for the great majority of the population.
By Peter Schwarz, 20 February 2014
Political leaders in Washington, Berlin and Brussels are prepared to split Ukraine, drive the country into civil war and risk a conflagration in the entire region to achieve their geopolitical goals.
By Andre Damon, 19 February 2014
The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is a case in point for the necessity of putting major corporations under public ownership.
By Jerry White, 18 February 2014
The vote was a verdict on the UAW, which is correctly seen by workers as a tool of the auto companies.
By Peter Symonds, 17 February 2014
Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in Asia, the US is seeking to press home its advantage, regardless of the consequences.
By Robert Stevens, 15 February 2014
Developments in the European Parliament have demonstrated that the pseudo-left organisations are part of bourgeois politics. For them, the fate of whistle-blower Edward Snowden is of no consequence.
By World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 14 February 2014
On Saturday, the Socialist Equality Party in the US is holding an Inquiry to reveal the social and political roots of the Detroit bankruptcy and provide workers with the information they need to fight back.
By James Cogan, 13 February 2014
The situation facing car workers in Australia is a devastating historical verdict on all national programs and the profit system itself.
By Tom Carter, 12 February 2014
If the government can order the assassination of US citizens in the name of national security, what can it not do? All the methods of a police state dictatorship become equally possible.
By Andre Damon, 11 February 2014
Speaking Friday in advance of signing a bill slashing $8.7 billion from the food stamp program, President Obama hailed the dismal jobs report for January.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2014
The leaked tape of a phone call between the State Department’s Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine provides an unvarnished expression of the gangster methods employed by US imperialism.
By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2014
The denial of crimes such as the Rape of Nanking has only one meaning—it is the ideological preparation for new wars and new atrocities.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2014
Today, President Obama will sign a bill to cut $8.7 billion from the food stamp program.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 February 2014
Barely 70 years after the collapse of the Third Reich and 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German imperialism is once again revealing its historical roots.
By Alex Lantier, 5 February 2014
The “Open letter on the future of Ukraine” issued by Western academics and foreign policy operatives is a vile defense of the ongoing far-right protests in Ukraine.
By Jerry White, 4 February 2014
The city’s “plan of adjustment” outlines a savage assault that will set a precedent to escalate the attacks on the working class throughout the US and internationally.
By Patrick O’Connor, 3 February 2014
The attacks on Snowden by Abbott and Bishop demonstrate the utter servility of the Australian government to Washington.
By Nick Beams, 1 February 2014
The roots of the “emerging markets” crisis lie in the policies initiated by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks after the global financial crisis of 2008.
By Jerry White, 31 January 2014
US corporations had another windfall year for profits in 2013, thanks to low wages spearheaded by the Obama administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 January 2014
Obama’s State of the Union speech was a piece of cynical propaganda, a ruling establishment speaking to itself as it prepares a new wave of assaults on the population.
By Peter Symonds, 29 January 2014
Asia in 2014 bears chilling resemblance to Europe in 1914.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 January 2014
This evening, Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address, an annual political tradition that over the years has become a hollow ritual, with little or no relationship between the president’s words and the actual state of American society.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 January 2014
Those threatening to kill Snowden are themselves guilty of the massive crimes that have been exposed by the former NSA contractor.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2014
On January 25, 2011, mass revolutionary struggles erupted in Egypt against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
By Thomas Gaist and Joseph Kishore, 24 January 2014
In the wake of Obama’s speech on NSA spying programs, the American political establishment is escalating its witch-hunt of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
By Patrick O’Connor, 23 January 2014
The talks underway in Switzerland make clear that Washington has not backed away from its regime-change policy.
By Kate Randall, 22 January 2014
The execution of Dennis McGuire’s in Ohio Thursday, and details of the gruesome manner in which authorities carried out his death sentence, have evoked revulsion in the US and internationally.
By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 21 January 2014
On the eve of the annual spectacle of parasitic wealth and power that is the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Oxfam charity has issued a report warning of the unprecedented growth of social inequality throughout the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2014
The real content of Obama’s “reform” of the NSA was made clear Sunday when politicians of both parties followed his lead and renewed the witch-hunt of Edward Snowden.
By Eric London and Barry Grey, 18 January 2014
As Obama’s speech underscored, for the US ruling elite, the Constitution and its Bill of Rights are virtually dead letters.
By Nick Beams, 17 January 2014
At a speech in Washington on Wednesday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that strengthening deflationary trends posed a threat to the global economy.
By Keith Jones, 16 January 2014
Obama’s claim that he aims to “give peace a chance” is a lie. Washington has not retreated one inch from its rapacious drive to assert hegemony in the Middle East and Asia.
By Andre Damon, 15 January 2014
The release of a toxic coal-treatment chemical into the drinking water in West Virginia is only the latest disaster resulting from the dismantling of corporate regulation.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2014
While the US pursues negotiations on Syria and Iran’s nuclear program to facilitate its “pivot to Asia,” the catastrophe that Washington has unleashed in the Middle East threatens to metastasize into a regional war.
The real content of Obama’s “progressive” agenda
By Patrick Martin, 13 January 2014
Congressional Democrats this week publicly offered to join Republicans in cutting back extended benefits for the unemployed and slashing food stamp benefits for the poorest sections of the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 11 January 2014
As the world marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, the danger of another global catastrophe erupting in Asia has become increasingly acute.
By Andre Damon, 10 January 2014
Announcing his “economic promise zone” initiative on Thursday, President Obama gave a performance that expressed the cynical and contemptuous attitude of his administration and the entire ruling class to the plight of working people in America.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2014
A decade after the US military waged two barbaric sieges of Fallujah, the Iraqi city is once again the scene of a bloody armed conflict.
By Tom Mackaman, 8 January 2014
President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” declared 50 years ago Wednesday, proved to be liberal reformism's last gasp.
By Chris Marsden, 7 January 2014
The Middle East stands as proof of the malignant role of imperialism in imposing grinding poverty, brutal levels of exploitation and the ever growing danger of war.
As 2014 begins
By Nick Beams, 6 January 2014
The Financial Times chose to start the New Year with an editorial entitled “Reflections on the Great War”, drawing parallels between the present geo-political situation and that which led to the catastrophe 100 years ago.
By Jerry White, 4 January 2014
The payoff to the UAW is being financed out of the sweat and blood of Chrysler workers, who have been subjected to savage wage cuts and speedup over the last four years.
By Kate Randall, 3 January 2014
Obama’s health care “reform” was aimed from the start at cutting costs for the government and corporations, resulting in reduced medical care and rationing for the vast majority of Americans.
By Tom Carter, 31 December 2013
US District Judge William H. Pauley’s ruling in the case of ACLU v. Clapper on December 27, which sanctions NSA surveillance of the telephone records of the entire country’s population, has immense significance for democratic rights.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2013
Rather than an upturn taking shape, warnings of “secular stagnation” are proliferating.
By Kate Randall and Barry Grey, 28 December 2013
The cutoff of benefits threatens millions of unemployed workers and their families with poverty.
By Peter Symonds, 27 December 2013
Abe’s visit to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine to Japan’s war dead is part of his campaign to whitewash past war crimes in order to prepare for new ones.
By Nick Beams, 24 December 2013
Far from providing a cure for the crisis of the global capitalist system, the Fed’s policies are boosting the growth of a giant economic cancer.
By Peter Symonds, 23 December 2013
Whatever the immediate reasons for the turmoil, the chief responsibility for the political upheaval lies not in Pyongyang, but in Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2013
President Obama used an end-of-the-year press conference to deliver an Orwellian defense of the massive spying operations of the National Security Agency.
By Mike Head, 20 December 2013
The ending of production in an entire country is a concentrated expression of the ongoing, ruthless restructuring of the global auto industry.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 December 2013
The convergence within the ruling class as it prepares to meet rising social resistance stands in inverse relation to the widening of divisions within German society.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2013
The ruling by Judge Richard Leon, while doing nothing to curb the NSA’s mass spying operations, nonetheless acknowledges that they embody the methods of a police state.
By Nick Beams, 17 December 2013
The global economy is increasingly coming to resemble an inverted pyramid, with ever-increasing financial wealth sitting atop a contracting real economy.
By Patrick O’Connor, 16 December 2013
The US-backed, Islamist-dominated “rebel” militias are responsible for multiple chemical attacks against Syrian soldiers and civilians.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 December 2013
The absence of the working class as an independent and self-conscious force is bound up with the reactionary legacy of Stalinism.
By Andre Damon, 13 December 2013
This week’s bipartisan budget agreement represents yet another attack on working people in the US.
By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2013
Australia, along with Japan, is rapidly being transformed into a giant base for future US military operations in the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2013
The attempt by the US president to cloak himself in the legacy of Mandela’s years of sacrifice and persecution was an obscene exercise in hypocrisy.
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2013
Hersh’s detailed account exposes as a calculated fraud the propaganda churned out by the administration and uncritically repeated by the media to provide a pretext for a military attack on Syria.
Obama’s minimum wage fraud
By Andre Damon, 9 December 2013
In the face of plummeting approval ratings, the Obama administration has launched a public relations campaign to present itself as an opponent of inequality.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2013
Governments that once denounced Nelson Mandela as a “terrorist” and supported the Apartheid regime that sentenced him to life imprisonment now hail him as a global icon of peace and reconciliation.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 December 2013
The protests in Ukraine bear the label “Made in Germany,” “Made in the EU” and “Made in America.”
By Jerry White, 5 December 2013
The Detroit bankruptcy ruling handed down Tuesday is a turning point in class relations in the United States.
By Keith Jones, 4 December 2013
What the media describe as Obama’s “turn toward diplomacy” is an attempt to reposition US imperialism to confront China and Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2013
The prime responsibility for last week’s flare-up of tensions in the East China Sea lies with Obama’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at undermining China economically and militarily.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 December 2013
In precise legal language, a motion filed in bankruptcy court to demand the sale of DIA art exposes the unions as full participants in the bankers’ conspiracy against the working class.
By Robert Stevens, 30 November 2013
Cameron’s witch-hunt against immigrants is part of a broader effort by European governments to whip up racism and xenophobia as a means of dividing the working class.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2013
The German grand coalition agreement demonstrates that it is impossible for working people to defend their interests within the existing parties and political system.
By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 28 November 2013
Even as food banks across the country report increasing demand and dwindling supplies, the US media is obsessed with snowstorms, travel delays and Black Friday sales.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2013
Underlying the public spat between Washington and its puppet Karzai are deep-going tensions over the US bid to establish permanent bases in Afghanistan.
By John Chan, 26 November 2013
Beijing’s creation of a new zone in the East China Sea is a response to Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and Japan’s rearmament.
By Andre Damon, 25 November 2013
The stock market surge is not a sign of economic recovery. Rather, it reflects an unprecedented transfer of wealth from working people to the super-rich.
By Chris Marsden, 23 November 2013
Responsibility for the rise of the far right rests with the bourgeois “left” and pseudo-left parties, which have collaborated in the imposition of austerity measures while blocking working class struggles.
By David North, 22 November 2013
It may be the case that the American people will never know who killed Kennedy. But the deeper causes of his death can be explained.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2013
Underlying the military mobilization in response to Typhoon Haiyan are both the long and bloody history of US intervention in the Philippines and Washington’s aim to use the country as a base in its confrontation with China.
By Kate Randall, 20 November 2013
The health care overhaul is aimed at drastically reducing medical services for ordinary Americans, resulting in a deterioration of the health of workers and their families and needless disease, suffering and death.
By Tom Mackaman, 19 November 2013
President Obama has spurned invitations to the gathering commemorating America’s most famous political speech.
By Nick Beams, 18 November 2013
Hopes for global growth are being dashed as economic tensions intensify.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 November 2013
The Bush administration backed Israel to the hilt, vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s decision to get rid of Arafat.
By Jerry White, 15 November 2013
Defying company threats to their jobs, Boeing workers in the state of Washington resoundingly defeated an eight-year contract extension demanded by the union and state Democrats.
By Jerry White, 14 November 2013
Behind the façade of impartial justice, what has been discussed in the Detroit bankruptcy court is plain and simple: theft on a monumental scale.
By Joseph Santolan, 13 November 2013
The social catastrophe in the Philippines, in which over 10,000 people lost their lives, was entirely preventable. The basic cause of the death and destruction was global capitalism, which creates grotesque levels of social inequality.
By Kate Randall, 12 November 2013
Every day brings new proof that the promises President Obama made about his health care “reform” were lies aimed at sugarcoating an historic assault on health care for working people.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2013
Even as workers in the US and other countries have seen their incomes plummet, the combined net worth of the world’s billionaires has reached $6.5 trillion, according to a report published Tuesday.
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2013
SAC Capital Advisors, one of the most profitable hedge funds in history, has pleaded guilty in a massive insider trading case, but its owner faces no criminal charges and retains his vast fortune.