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.
By Kate Randall, 8 November 2013
Obama’s claim that the health bill will provide anything approaching “universal health care” is an insult to the intelligence of the American people.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2013
The 2013 off-year US election witnessed an attempt by various pseudo-left groups to overcome increasing popular disillusionment with the Democratic Party.
By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2013
The capitalist oligarchy, terrified of popular opposition to attacks on democratic rights and its policies of obscene self-enrichment, sees press freedom as an unacceptable threat.
By Peter Symonds, 5 November 2013
The NSA surveillance operations are seamlessly connected to US preparations for cyber-war and military conflict against China.
Food assistance cut for 48 million Americans
By Andre Damon, 4 November 2013
As the US government moves to slash food assistance for tens of millions, approval for the Obama administration has hit a record low.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 November 2013
Underlying the crisis over the latest NSA revelations is a deep fear within the ruling elite over the political consequences of exposures of its global spying apparatus.
By Kate Randall, 1 November 2013
Policy papers arguing that Americans live too long and undermine US military spending by receiving pensions and medical care give a glimpse of the reactionary interests driving Obamacare.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2013
Washington will largely ignore the anniversary of this criminal war of aggression, which was waged on the false pretense of humanitarian intervention.
By Joseph Kishore, 30 October 2013
Over the course of the past week, the Obama administration has been rocked by an escalating international diplomatic scandal sparked by a new series of revelations from Edward Snowden.
By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 29 October 2013
Food assistance benefits for over 45 million Americans will be slashed starting Friday.
By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2013
Alexander’s statements underscore the prevalence within the highest echelons of the American state of a police state mentality that is utterly hostile to any conception of democratic rights.
By Ulrich Rippert, 26 October 2013
The future government will not simply be a repetition of the grand coalition of 2005-2009, but impose deeper social cuts and adopt a more aggressive foreign policy.
By Andre Damon, 25 October 2013
The extreme growth of social inequality, expressed in this week’s CEO pay figures, exposes with ever greater clarity the historical bankruptcy of the capitalist system.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 October 2013
The “Leonarda affair” in France has revealed the crucial role played by pseudo-left forces in subordinating social protest to bourgeois rule.
By Joseph Kishore, 23 October 2013
Transit unions in the California Bay Area called off a four-day strike Monday night on the basis of an agreement that accepts all of management’s main concessions demands.
By Julie Hyland, 22 October 2013
The concerted campaign by the British government to silence the Guardian newspaper, due to its publication of the Edward Snowden revelations, is indicative of the move toward dictatorial forms of rule by the ruling elite.
By Barry Grey, 21 October 2013
The American financial elite, like the aristocracies of old, is immune from the laws that apply to the lower orders.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 October 2013
For the second time in less than four months, Bay Area Rapid Transit workers have shut down the fifth-largest public transportation system in the United States.
By Andre Damon, 18 October 2013
The latest budget crisis has been used to set the stage for sweeping attacks to Social Security and Medicare.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 October 2013
From the outside, the EU is like a fortress before whose walls thousands of migrants lose their lives, while inside it resembles a prison, with rising poverty and exploitation.
By Kate Randall and Barry Grey, 16 October 2013
In both Detroit and Chicago, city workers are being robbed of their health benefits and shunted onto Obamacare exchanges.
By Jerry White, 15 October 2013
The Obama administration has intervened to uphold the power of the federal bankruptcy court to gut the benefits of public employees and sell off public assets, including masterpieces at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
By Andre Damon, 14 October 2013
The ongoing government shutdown and threat of a federal default is being used to create the political framework for another stage in the assault on the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 12 October 2013
Coming on top of the postponed attack on Syria, Obama’s cancelled trip disconcerted US allies and raised questions throughout Asia about Washington’s ability to meet its commitments.
By Jerry White, 11 October 2013
The unauthorized walkout by hundreds of school bus drivers reflects social tensions that are building up not only in Boston, but throughout the United States.
By Nick Beams, 10 October 2013
Even if a US default is averted, the latest IMF World Economic Outlook report points to deepening recessionary trends in the world economy
By Jerry White, 9 October 2013
Five years into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, American workers, like their counter-parts throughout the world, are facing unprecedented conditions of social misery and exploitation.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2013
The target of the US kidnapping operation in Libya was someone who had previously enjoyed the collaboration and protection of Washington and its allies.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 7 October 2013
Hundreds of workers and youth attended the demonstration called by the Socialist Equality Party, in the first expression of mass opposition to the demands of Detroit’s emergency manager.
By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2013
The talks announced deployments of hi-tech US weaponry to Japan and a green light for Japanese remilitarisation, in the framework of “a more robust alliance”.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 October 2013
The financial and political crisis in Europe has re-emerged with renewed intensity after the German federal elections.
By Joseph Kishore, 3 October 2013
On Friday, the Socialist Equality Party is holding a demonstration outside the Detroit Institute of Arts, the first stage in the party’s campaign to oppose the threatened sale of the museum’s treasures.
By Barry Grey, 2 October 2013
As with previous artificially engineered government crises, a phony war between the two corporate-controlled parties is being used to escalate the relentless and very real war against the living standards of the working class.
By Kate Randall, 1 October 2013
After more than five years of promotion, lobbying and political wrangling, health insurance exchanges are opening for business today across the country as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
By Joseph Kishore, 30 September 2013
Obama administration officials visited Detroit to provide a fig leaf of “reform” to the emergency manager’s plans to slash pensions and health care and sell off art from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
By Christoph Dreier, 28 September 2013
Golden Dawn has been deliberately built up by the ruling class to spearhead the violent suppression of the working class.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2013
Behind the largely stage-managed facade of “partisan gridlock,” the Democratic and Republican Parties are united in attacking the social conditions and living standards of working people.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2013
Combining a doctrine of aggressive war with proposals for negotiations with Iran and Syria, Obama’s speech underscored his administration’s crisis in the face of popular opposition to military intervention.
By Joseph Kishore, 25 September 2013
The fight against the sale of artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts is of the highest importance to the working class in Detroit, throughout the United States and internationally.
By Ulrich Rippert, 24 September 2013
Merkel’s election victory is primarily the result of the political bankruptcy of her opponents in the election: the SPD, the Left Party and the Greens.
By Nick Beams, 23 September 2013
The central concern of the Fed is not the real economy and the worsening conditions faced by hundreds of millions of working people, but the need to maintain the inflation of asset prices.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 September 2013
The incoming German government will intensify austerity across Europe and declare war on the working class in Germany.
By Kate Randall, 20 September 2013
The health care legislation has been increasingly exposed as a regressive measure tailored to cut costs for the government and corporations at the expense of medical care for ordinary Americans.
By Andre Damon, 19 September 2013
Two reports this week show how the financial elite parasitically enriches itself through the impoverishment of the great majority of the population.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 September 2013
Five years after the economic collapse of 2008, young people have suffered a decline on a global level that in many ways is without historical precedent.
By Barry Grey, 17 September 2013
President Obama marked the fifth anniversary of the Wall Street crash with a speech that only underscored the chasm that separates the political establishment from the broad mass of working people.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2013
The deal reached between the US and Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons has not put an end to the US war drive in the Middle East, but only sets the stage for a more violent eruption of American militarism.
By Nick Beams, 14 September 2013
The historic character of the financial crisis is signified by the fact that rather than removing the threat of a further meltdown, the very measures put in place by governments and financial authorities are creating the conditions for a new catastrophe.
By Jerry White, 13 September 2013
Recently released figures document the growth of social inequality in America to levels not seen in nearly a century.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2013
Tuesday night’s speech signaled what is at most a postponement of Washington’s continuing plans for a war of aggression against Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2013
The lie that US imperialism is endowed with some global mission to uphold democratic rights was forever refuted by the 1973 coup in Chile.
By Patrick O’Connor, 10 September 2013
The Australian Labor Party was thrown out of office in last Saturday’s national election, having suffered its lowest vote in 110 years.
By Alex Lantier, 9 September 2013
The US government and media are preparing a massive propaganda blitz to intimidate popular opposition and stampede the public into a far-reaching Middle East war.
By Barry Grey and Tom Carter, 7 September 2013
The US drive to war presents a spectacle of international gangsterism and lying not seen since the heyday of the military dictatorships and fascist regimes of the 1930s.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 September 2013
The impending US aggression against Syria underscores the fraud of Washington’s war on terror, whose main achievement has been the toppling of secular Arab regimes hostile to Al Qaeda.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 September 2013
The Obama administration, with the backing of the political and media establishment, is driving toward a war that is opposed by the overwhelming majority of the American people.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 September 2013
The US administration’s turn to Congress on Syria signals the launching of a war that goes far beyond what the US and world public have been led to expect.
By Nick Beams, 3 September 2013
Speculative capital is on the move in anticipation of Fed “tapering.”
By Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 2 September 2013
The SEP and the ICFI call on workers and youth in the United States, Europe and throughout the world to mobilize their collective strength against the plans of the Obama administration and its allies for a military assault on Syria.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 August 2013
The Obama administration is moving rapidly forward to launch a war against Syria in the face of mass popular opposition.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 August 2013
In their attempt to make a case for a US attack on Syria, the Obama administration and the US media find no lie too stupid, no contradiction too glaring.
Fifty years after the March on Washington
By Tom Eley, 29 August 2013
President Obama’s attempt to drape his administration in the mantle of Martin Luther King is a grotesque falsification of history.
By David North and Alex Lantier, 28 August 2013
The Syrian war must be seen not as a disconnected event, but as part of an escalating crisis of the international capitalist system.
On the eve of war with Syria
By Alex Lantier, 27 August 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement preparing public opinion for a war with Syria recalls his predecessor Colin Powell’s infamous 2003 presentation falsely claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
By Alex Lantier, 26 August 2013
The allegations concocted to justify a war of aggression against Syria are no less grotesque than the lies used ten years ago to justify the US invasion of Iraq.
By Julie Hyland, 24 August 2013
Events of the last week provide chilling confirmation of the police state apparatus built up by successive British governments on the pretext of the “war on terror.”
By Alex Lantier and David North, 23 August 2013
The US-backed Egyptian military junta’s release of Mubarak symbolizes the advance of counterrevolution in Egypt since the July 3 coup.
By Eric London, 22 August 2013
The sentencing of whistleblower Bradley Manning to a 35-year prison term will be remembered as a milestone in the collapse of American democracy.
By Andre Damon, 21 August 2013
Earlier this year, the British Economist magazine reported that, according to its analysis, fully one quarter of the world’s young people are neither employed nor studying.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2013
The detention and interrogation of the partner of Glenn Greenwald makes clear that the build-up of police powers since 9/11 has been directed not against terrorism, but against political opposition to the reactionary policies of the ruling class.
By Nick Beams, 19 August 2013
Lower growth and mounting financial problems in the “emerging markets” are a new source of instability in the world economy.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 August 2013
The mainstream political parties have conspired to exclude every serious issue from the German election campaign.
By Johannes Stern, 16 August 2013
Wednesday’s massacre of hundreds of protesters by the US-backed Egyptian military junta shatters Washington’s hypocritical claims that its Middle East policy is based on democracy and human rights.
By Julie Hyland, 15 August 2013
A new study by the UK’s House of Commons Library finds that European workers’ wages have fallen drastically since the Wall Street crash five years ago.
By David Walsh, 14 August 2013
The threat to the DIA speaks to the threat to culture and all of the social rights of working people posed by the existing social order.