By Jerry White, 1 October 2014
Judge Steven Rhodes openly stated the operating principle that guides the ruling class the world over.
By Patrick Martin, 30 September 2014
The American population is overwhelmingly indifferent to the November 4 US elections, which will decide 34 US Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and the governorships of most states.
By Jerry White, 29 September 2014
The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2014
Obama’s claim that “this is the best time in human history to be born,” is a self-deluded absurdity.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2014
The epidemic now devastating West Africa is not a natural calamity, but a social one: it is a product of colonialism and imperialist oppression.
By Barry Grey, 25 September 2014
What above all distinguished Obama's speech was the complete disconnect between its assertions and political reality.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2014
The perfunctory character of Obama’s statement Tuesday made it clear that Washington no longer feels obliged to even explain, much less defend, its military interventions abroad before the American people.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2014
The political victimization of Salaita in the name of “democracy” is another chilling warning that core democratic rights, including academic freedom, are incompatible with a society dominated by social inequality and the drive to war.
By Nick Beams, 22 September 2014
The frenzy surrounding the Alibaba IPO, which saw the accumulation of vast fortunes based on a company that has invented nothing and developed no new technology, is an expression of the parasitism at the centre of the global economic system.
By Nick Beams, 20 September 2014
Within hours of Australia’s largest-ever anti-terror operation, US Secretary of State Kerry invoked the lurid news reports to justify the US war in Iraq and Syria.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 September 2014
There are now 2,325 billionaires in the world, and their combined wealth has increased 12 percent from last year, according to a new report from Wealth-X and UBS bank.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 18 September 2014
The Socialist Equality Party’s call for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum is based on the fundamental principle of the unity of the international working class.
By Jerry White, 17 September 2014
After reaching settlements with key players over the past week, the federal bankruptcy court is moving quickly to approve the anti-working class restructuring plan.
By Chris Marsden and Robert Stevens, 16 September 2014
The immense tensions generated by the Scottish referendum point to an unprecedented crisis of rule, whatever the outcome of Thursday’s ballot.
By Nick Beams, 15 September 2014
Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world economy has not only failed to recover, the conditions for a new financial catastrophe are in the making.
By Barry Grey, 13 September 2014
The new war represents a massive escalation of US imperialist aggression in the entire Middle East and beyond.
By Patrick Martin, 12 September 2014
In his nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Obama outlined a program of perpetual war, with ISIS a convenient pretext.
Thirteen years after the September 11 attacks
By Joseph Kishore, 11 September 2014
Recent events have confirmed that the highest levels of the US government and American intelligence authorized the most barbaric forms of torture.
By Barry Grey, 10 September 2014
The war on ISIS is camouflage for an unstated agenda, at the center of which is the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
By Andre Damon, 9 September 2014
The Fed report is only the latest in a series of studies on the continuing growth of poverty and social inequality in the midst of what is billed as a recovery from the crash of 2008.
By Barry Grey, 8 September 2014
In a series of speeches and press conferences in Europe last week, President Obama publicly committed the United States to go to war against Moscow to defend the Baltic states that border Russia.
By Nick Beams, 6 September 2014
Just as in the period prior to 1914, a deepening breakdown of the global capitalist system is fuelling the drive to a new world war.
By Andre Damon, 5 September 2014
The wave of reckless speculation in the US financial system and the drive to war have a common root: the domination of the financial oligarchy over society.
By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2014
American imperialism has built up reactionary Islamic fundamentalist groups in the Middle East for more than half a century.
By Andre Damon, 3 September 2014
The chasm between working people and the political establishment was exemplified by the Labor Day speeches of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 September 2014
The politics of the European bourgeoisie is a mixture of ruthless aggression and desperation. Confronted with the hopeless crisis of their system, they are rushing toward a catastrophe, just as they did in 1914 and 1939.
By Barry Grey, 1 September 2014
Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia.
By Jerry White, 30 August 2014
If Detroit is the epicenter of social counterrevolution in America, Ferguson revealed the repressive measures the ruling class is prepared to use against all opposition to its policies.
By Alex Lantier, 29 August 2014
The entire framework of official “left” politics in France and across Europe is collapsing.
By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2014
After years of relative restraint, Germany is intervening to assert its global economic and geostrategic interests by military means.
By Andre Damon, 27 August 2014
Two weeks after the eruption of protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the police murder of Michael Brown, the Obama administration is hoping to bury popular opposition to its policies together with the young man’s body.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 August 2014
The principled and courageous denunciation of the slaughter of Palestinians is symptomatic of a terminal crisis of Zionism.
By Patrick Martin, 25 August 2014
The Obama administration is preparing a further explosion of imperialist aggression in both Iraq and Syria.
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2014
The Obama administration’s latest settlement with Bank of America imposes a wrist-slap fine and shields bankers from prosecution.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 August 2014
The vicious execution of the American journalist has been seized upon as the pretext for launching new US wars of aggression in the Middle East.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 August 2014
A column by former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has provoked a howl of protest from political representatives of the upper-middle class who are heavily invested in racial politics, including the International Socialist Organization.
By Barry Grey, 20 August 2014
The resort to police state methods in Ferguson is the outcome of the protracted decay of American democracy.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 August 2014
No struggle against inequality and the police state apparatus in America can be successful unless it is based on the understanding that what is involved is a struggle against capitalism.
By Barry Grey, 18 August 2014
The events in Ferguson are a concentrated expression of the real state of social and political relations in America.
By Peter Symonds, 16 August 2014
Even as the US engages in provocations against Russia and in the Middle East, the Obama administration is proceeding with its “pivot to Asia” against China.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 August 2014
The military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri has ripped aside the veneer of democracy to expose an incipient police state. This is what martial law looks like.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2014
The Pentagon is embracing the doctrine that the next major US military interventions will most likely be against the populations of major urban centers.
By Jerry White, 13 August 2014
Yet another family and community in the United States have been traumatized by the death of an innocent young man at the hands of the police.
By Andre Damon, 12 August 2014
While Obama and the political establishment proclaim economic “recovery,” new reports show that the majority of US households are worse off now than they were five years ago.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2014
The United States has gone to war again in Iraq, in defiance of popular opposition and without even a pretense of democratic debate.
By Barry Grey, 9 August 2014
The emergence of ISIS is the outcome of the catastrophe inflicted on Iraq by US imperialism.
By Nick Beams, 8 August 2014
The policies pursued by the US Fed and other central banks are creating the conditions for another financial crash.
By Nick Beams, 7 August 2014
Australia’s commemorations are part of a global offensive to condition the population to the deepening drive to war.
By Patrick Martin, 6 August 2014
A new report proposes a much more aggressive Pentagon policy, including preparing for war against nuclear-armed opponents.
By Nick Beams, 5 August 2014
The only progressive solution was not the victory of one or another imperialist power, but the overthrow of the capitalist system.
By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2014
The war crimes being carried out in Gaza today are the most brutal expression of what is being prepared against the international working class.
By Patrick Martin, 2 August 2014
The president declared his “full confidence” in CIA Director John Brennan one day after the agency admitted it had engaged in illegal spying on a Senate committee investigating its Bush-era torture program.
By Eric London, 1 August 2014
An admission by the CIA that its employees spied on the US Senate as part of the cover-up of torture highlights the unchecked power of the military-intelligence apparatus in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2014
As the horrific images of the latest massacres emerged from Gaza, newspapers carried the report that the Obama administration had agreed with the EU to impose sweeping sanctions—not against Israel, but against Russia.
By David North and Alex Lantier, 30 July 2014
This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2014
The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war.
By Andre Damon, 28 July 2014
The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy.
By Kate Randall, 26 July 2014
The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.
By The WSWS International Editorial Board, 25 July 2014
What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism.
By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2014
The response of the American media and state to the crash of flight MH17 follows a modus operandi US imperialism has repeatedly used to railroad the population into war.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2014
The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2014
The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 21 July 2014
In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration.
By Alex Lantier, 19 July 2014
The remarks Friday by President Barack Obama on the tragic crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine raised far more questions than they answered.
By Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 July 2014
The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2014
The “message” sent by Obama with the first planeload of child deportees sent back to Honduras is that Washington is as contemptuous of international law at home as it is abroad.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 July 2014
The brutal actions against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine are meant to terrorise all those who oppose the political and social aims of the regime in Kiev.
By Andre Damon, 15 July 2014
A series of press reports document the fact that torture is widespread in America’s sprawling prison system.
By Tom Carter, 14 July 2014
The Obama administration’s refusal to bring charges underscores the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus.
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2014
There is a close connection between the violence being carried out by the Israeli government in Gaza and the emergence of fascistic elements within Israel capable of brutally murdering an innocent Palestinian youth.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2014
Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex.
By Nick Beams, 10 July 2014
Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Australia announced to the world that Japan is breaking from the shackles of the post-war “pacifist” constitution.
By Tom Carter, 9 July 2014
The US Supreme Court’s recent decisions upholding the “religious liberty” of corporations and other institutions signal a more aggressive repudiation of the country’s democratic and secular traditions.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2014
The Obama administration, the Republican Party and the corporate media have all sought to criminalize immigrant workers, including the tens of thousands of children who have recently arrived on the southern border of the US.
By Nick Beams, 7 July 2014
Explosive contradictions in global finance are building up as stock markets continue to rise.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2014
The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership.
By Joseph Kishore, 4 July 2014
The social, political and cultural state of present-day America make a mockery of the principles that are recalled and celebrated on July 4.
By Peter Symonds, 3 July 2014
Abe’s constitutional “reinterpretation” is a major step toward ending any legal restraint on the ability of Japanese imperialism to wage wars of aggression.
By Nick Beams, 2 July 2014
The Bank for International Settlements has warned that the supply of ultra-cheap money to financial markets is creating the conditions for another crash.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2014
While the political establishment never loses the opportunity to declare there is no money for health care or education, billions of dollars are made available to equip the police with the latest instruments of violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 June 2014
The destruction wrought by US imperialism in Iraq, Libya and Syria is an indictment not merely of a set of policies, but of an entire corrupt, predatory social order.
By David North, 28 June 2014
Today marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that triggered the outbreak of World War I.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2014
A UN agency has issued a statement condemning the city’s decision to cut off water service to tens of thousands of poor and unemployed.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 June 2014
The US secretary of state’s emergency trip to the region only underscored the hypocritical and criminal policies that have led to the current debacle in Iraq.
By Barry Grey, 25 June 2014
The long-suppressed Justice Department memo released Monday establishes that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in the most calculated and criminal manner, oversaw the murder of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 June 2014
The Obama White House has responded to a humanitarian crisis of its own making with the methods of police repression.
By Joseph Kishore, 23 June 2014
While divided over tactics in the pursuit of global power, the different factions of the US state and military apparatus are united on at least one issue: they bear no responsibility for anything.
By David Walsh, 21 June 2014
The opera company’s decision to cancel its global video and radio transmission of John Adams’ work is a scandalous and cowardly capitulation to right-wing forces.
By Barry Grey, 20 June 2014
The Federal Reserve cut its estimate of US economic growth this year and scaled back its longer-term projection, a virtual admission that slump and falling living standards for the masses of people are here to stay.
Two years of asylum in Ecuadorian embassy
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2014
Assange’s sole “crime” was to publish secret documents exposing war crimes carried out by the US government in Iraq and Afghanistan and conspiracies hatched by the US State Department in countries around the world.
By Alex Lantier, 18 June 2014
The spreading civil war in Iraq is a shipwreck of massive dimensions for US foreign policy, with far-reaching political implications.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 June 2014
A column written by Chelsea (Bradley) Manning from his prison cell points to the criminal role played by the US media in foisting the Iraq War onto the American people.
By Patrick Martin, 16 June 2014
Eleven years after initiating the worst bloodbath of the 21st century, American imperialism is preparing to compound its crimes in Iraq.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2014
The events in Iraq represent not merely a foreign policy failure, but an exposure of the criminal and reckless nature of the US government and the American capitalist ruling elite.
By Jerry White, 13 June 2014
A Los Angeles court ruling that long-standing job protection rights won by teachers are “unconstitutional” under California law marks a new stage in the war against public education in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 June 2014
The fall of Mosul to Al Qaeda-linked militias underscores the crimes of US imperialism in Iraq and throughout the region.
By Richard Phillips, 11 June 2014
Popular hostility to the budget measures has brought the issue of social equality to centre stage.
By Jerry White, 10 June 2014
A large majority of the world’s population lacks essential social protections, leading to the preventable deaths of 18,000 children each day.
By Jerry White, 9 June 2014
In every respect, the auto union convention exhibited the antidemocratic and anti-working class character of the organization.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2014
The presence of a dwindling band of survivors of World War II—the greatest exercise in mass killing in the history of the planet—only underscored the boundless hypocrisy of the official ceremonies.