By Peter Schwarz, 28 August 2015
The horrors facing refugees are compounded by the day. On Thursday, two boats capsized near Libya, with hundreds feared dead. This follows the death of up to 50 Syrian refugees in a truck in Austria.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 August 2015
The tragedy that struck the city of New Orleans, along with coastal areas from Florida to Texas, was not simply a natural disaster, but a social and political crime.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 August 2015
ISIS and the current bloodshed across Syria and Iraq are the direct products of acts of sociocide on the part of US imperialism.
By Jerry White, 25 August 2015
The United Auto Workers is proposing to expand its retiree trust fund to include active hourly and salaried workers in order to slash health care costs for the auto giants.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2015
The global stock market selloff reflects the inability of governments and central banks to address the fundamental contradictions of the capitalist system that led to the Wall Street crash of 2008–2009.
By Barry Grey, 22 August 2015
The meltdown on equity markets is being driven by signs that the world economy is sliding into a new recession or outright depression.
By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2015
Millions have been made homeless and thrown into grinding poverty as a result of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 August 2015
Seventy-five years after his death, Trotsky emerges ever more clearly as a world historical figure who not only influenced the course of the 20th century, but whose writings and ideas remain an essential guide for orienting the working class today.
By Barry Grey, 19 August 2015
Seven years after the Wall Street crash, fears are growing within ruling circles internationally that the world capitalist economy is descending into depression.
By Andre Damon, 18 August 2015
The media has maintained near-total silence on last week’s revelation that prisoners were tortured in Upstate New York with the apparent involvement of governor Andrew Cuomo.
US contract deadlines in auto and steel
By Jerry White, 17 August 2015
The convergence of these contract expirations poses the potential and the necessity for a joint struggle against the corporate-government attack on the working class.
By James Cogan, 15 August 2015
The promises that the Chinese masses would ultimately benefit from rampant capitalist development are lying in tatters.
By Jerry White, 14 August 2015
Transnational corporations like Toyota, VW, GM, Nissan and Ford are driven to slash labor costs to satisfy the unrelenting appetite of global finance capital.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Nick Beams, 12 August 2015
Stock markets and commodity prices fell sharply in the wake of the decision to devalue the yuan, reflecting concerns about the perilous state of the Chinese and world economy.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2015
The 1,165-page document elaborates a legal rationale for mass killings, detention of civilians and persecution of journalists, among other criminal actions.
By Andre Damon, 10 August 2015
The epidemic of police killings in the US is an expression of a diseased society in which unending violence abroad is combined with vast inequality and financial parasitism at home.
By Andre Damon, 8 August 2015
Last year’s events in Ferguson, Missouri exposed the reign of police violence in the US and the militarized repression with which the ruling class responds to social opposition.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2015
The US president took the extraordinary step of going public in warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus are determined to go to war against Iran.
By Peter Symonds, 6 August 2015
Washington’s use of the atomic weapons was aimed at terrorising not just the Japanese regime, but above all the Soviet Union, and ensuring post-war American global dominance.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2015
Through all its dizzying contradictions and the mass of lies employed to sell it, the war’s only consistent features are the predatory aims and methods of US imperialism.
By Nick Beams, 4 August 2015
The latest US economic data show a contraction in investment amid the lowest wage increases in more than 30 years.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2015
A few dozen super-rich contributors are bankrolling—and thereby controlling—the 2016 presidential election campaign.
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2015
By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza.
By Kate Randall, 31 July 2015
Medicare, one of the last vestiges of social reform from a previous era, today faces a bipartisan assault aimed at undermining and ultimately destroying it.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 30 July 2015
Political developments in Greece in recent months are a striking confirmation of the WSWS's analysis of “pseudo-left” tendencies.
By Patrick Martin, 29 July 2015
The New York Times has retracted its claim that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, without revealing which government officials made the false allegation.
By Peter Symonds, 28 July 2015
The political crisis in Sri Lanka is an acute expression of the breakdown of global capitalism, which is fueling bitter geo-political rivalries and social counterrevolution against the working class.
By Nick Beams, 27 July 2015
Anglo American’s decision to cut one-third of its workforce is symptomatic of the job destruction ripping through the global mining industry as commodity prices plunge.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made more money Thursday than 300,000 US workers earn in an entire year.
By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2015
Aware that their brutal austerity policies will provoke mass anger as they go into effect in the coming months, Syriza officials are coming forward to defend their record.
By Andre Damon, 23 July 2015
The July 13 death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, in an East Texas jail cell has once again brought the issues of police violence and attacks on democratic rights to the forefront of political life in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2015
In advocating mass internment of “radicalized” Americans, Clark speaks for powerful layers within the state and ruling oligarchy who fear the growth of social opposition.
By Keith Jones, 21 July 2015
Obama’s “engagement” with Iran is a strategic bet that through a combination of pressure and inducements US imperialism will be able to harness Tehran to its predatory agenda.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2015
The 2016 US presidential election will be decided, not by the votes of the people, but by a flood of dollars from a small number of billionaires.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 July 2015
By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2015
The flyby of Pluto by the spacecraft New Horizons—a scientific achievement of the first order—stands in contrast to the seemingly intractable social crises on our own planet.
By Jerry White, 16 July 2015
The opening of talks on new contracts covering 140,000 US autoworkers was marked by a grotesque display of UAW-corporate unity on plans to boost company profits and increase exploitation.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 July 2015
Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself.
By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 July 2015
The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.
By Barry Grey, 13 July 2015
The EU is demanding terms that will condemn large sections of the Greek working class to destitution and turn the country into a virtual colony.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2015
With extraordinary speed, the Syriza-led government has repudiated the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum by proposing €13 billion in austerity measures.
By Andre Damon, 10 July 2015
Nearly eight years since the first signs the global financial crisis, the world economy is mired in slump and faces another financial collapse.
By Andre Damon, 9 July 2015
The prevalence of “Depression-era” youth unemployment goes virtually unmentioned by the American corporate media and political establishment.
By Nick Beams, 8 July 2015
The Chinese regime sought to create a social base of support in better-off sections of the middle class, which are now being hammered by the stock market plunge.
By Chris Marsden, 7 July 2015
In response to the vote by Greek workers against austerity, the EU is demanding that its program of cuts be implemented, while Syriza lurches further to the right.
By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2015
Yesterday’s “no” vote in Greece is a massive popular repudiation of the EU and the austerity agenda it has pursued across Europe since the 2008 economic crisis.
On eve of referendum
By Alex Lantier, 4 July 2015
Statements by retired military officers calling for a “yes” vote in Sunday’s Greek referendum carry the implied threat of a coup.
By Alex Lantier, 3 July 2015
Syriza has called the referendum to provide political cover for its last-ditch effort to work out an agreement on austerity policy with the European Union.
By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2015
The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.
By Nick Beams, 1 July 2015
The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.”
By Joseph Kishore, 30 June 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward.
By Alex Lantier, 29 June 2015
The decision of European financial authorities to terminate the bailout of Greece and limit the flow of credit to banks has brought the country to the brink of an economic and financial meltdown.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2015
The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals.
By Alex Lantier, 26 June 2015
Having built its entire policy around denying the possibility of socialist revolution, Syriza is proposing ever deeper attacks on the working class under the EU’s direction.
By James Cogan, 25 June 2015
Prime Minister Abbott will accept nothing less than the complete refashioning of the ABC into an unabashed propaganda arm of his government.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 23 June 2015
The political establishment has seized upon the tragedy in Charleston to promote the conception that race is the fundamental category in American society.
By James Cogan, 22 June 2015
The Obama administration has signalled that it is indifferent to Iraq’s sovereignty and even its existence.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2015
The wave of mass shootings in the United States can be understood only in the context of the unending violence perpetrated by the US government around the world.
By David Walsh, 19 June 2015
The impact of endless war and militarism on backward layers of the population in the US is a central driving force behind horrific episodes like the Charleston bloodbath.
By Andre Damon, 18 June 2015
A series of recent court rulings highlight the drive of the American financial aristocracy to assert the untrammeled domination of private capital over the public interest.
By James Cogan, 17 June 2015
The brutal measures used against refugees are a warning to workers of the anti-democratic methods being prepared against the working class as a whole.
By Alex Lantier, 16 June 2015
Workers across Europe and internationally must oppose the assault on the Greek working class by the European Union and its political defenders.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2015
Speaking before an audience of Democratic Party hacks and union officials, Clinton combined empty demagogy with contempt for the intelligence of the population.
By Alex Lantier, 13 June 2015
Behind the apparent contradiction in the treatment of Greece and Ukraine stand the reactionary class interests of finance capital in the leading imperialist powers.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2015
The right-wing government of Ukraine, installed in a coup spearheaded by neo-fascists, is now being proclaimed the front line of the “free world.”
By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2015
The catastrophe of its own making is drawing US imperialism into an escalating military intervention in the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2015
The young man’s imprisonment and torture stand as an indictment of America’s criminal “justice” system.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 June 2015
Whatever the newspaper’s intentions, the New York Times article on Seal Team 6 exposes a US government that is ever more dependent on the operations of death squads.
By Andre Damon, 8 June 2015
Despite polls showing overwhelming popular opposition to social inequality, these sentiments find no genuine expression in official US politics.
By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2015
No aspect of life is exempt from the impact of mounting economic, political and military antagonisms—and there is no limit to what the US is prepared to do to impose its will.
By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2015
No other event could have better exposed the “human rights” pretenses of the German ruling class than the official reception of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2015
The press coverage has falsely portrayed the USA Freedom Act as a major effort to curb police-state surveillance methods in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 June 2015
Underlying the massive rearmament of ISIS forces with captured US weapons are the contradictory and vastly destructive policies pursued by US imperialism.
By Andre Damon, 2 June 2015
Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, the world economy has become the object of unremitting plunder by the global financial aristocracy.
By Peter Symonds, 1 June 2015
If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war.
By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2015
Whether Section 215 of the Patriot Act is extended or allowed to expire, the vast US government apparatus for spying on the American people will continue unabated.
By Nick Beams, 29 May 2015
An article in the Wall Street Journal this week has pointed to the growing role of share buybacks as a source of profit accumulation.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 May 2015
The US defense secretary’s charge that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” has evoked counter-charges that Washington has no real desire to crush ISIS.
By Andre Damon, 27 May 2015
The Obama administration’s toothless settlement with the Cleveland police is an expression of ruling-class support for the right of police to kill with impunity.
By Peter Symonds, 26 May 2015
Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Nick Beams, 25 May 2015
The rise in stock markets expresses not the health, but rather the deepening sickness, of the global economic order.
By Robert Stevens, 23 May 2015
The European Union is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder former imperialist colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem.”
By Andre Damon, 22 May 2015
Behind the threadbare trappings of democracy, America increasingly resembles an aristocratic society.
By Jordan Shilton, 21 May 2015
There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2015
The threat of both a sectarian bloodbath and region-wide war is the byproduct of Washington’s predatory interventions in the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 19 May 2015
US President Obama reaffirmed his support Monday for the federal programs that have transferred billions of dollars in military hardware to local police departments.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2015
No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China.
By Andre Damon, 16 May 2015
Tuesday’s derailment of an Amtrak train on America’s busiest rail route has exposed before the whole world the dilapidated state of infrastructure in the United States.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2015
Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2015
From Europe, to Asia, to the Americas, the world is witnessing growing numbers of refugees and a wave of state violence directed at denying them their fundamental democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2015
The latest exposure by Seymour Hersh dismantles the official story of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, exposing systematic lying by the US government and the media.
By Jerry White, 12 May 2015
The relentless fixation on race is aimed at preventing any serious examination of the deep class divisions in American society, which are at the root of police violence.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 11 May 2015
Workers have deserted the Labour Party because they view it as a Conservative Party Mark Two, with almost one-third of the electorate seeing no point in voting at all.
By Fred Williams, 9 May 2015
The boycott of the May 9 celebrations in Moscow by the US and Germany is bound up with their alliance with fascistic forces and their virulently anti-Russian foreign policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 May 2015
The visit by Kerry underscored Washington’s reliance on the most tyrannical and blood-soaked regimes to pursue its predatory interests in the region.
By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 7 May 2015
The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Katie Rhodes in Glasgow Central and David O’Sullivan in Holborn & St. Pancras, offer the only genuine alternative for workers and young people.
By Andre Damon, 6 May 2015
On average, the 25 top-earning hedge fund managers last year took home $400 million, or more than 10,000 times the median household income in the United States.
By the WSWS Editorial Board, 5 May 2015
The rally provided a comprehensive analysis of the causes of war and outlined a political program for a renewed anti-imperialist and socialist movement of the international working class.