By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2015
The top US commander has said that US troops may invade Syria to fight alongside Islamist militias, even as they are waging war against similar forces across the border in Iraq.
By Jerry White, 5 March 2015
Encouraged by the treachery of the United Steelworkers union, global oil giant Shell has announced that it will train strikebreakers to resume full production at its Texas and Louisiana plants.
By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 4 March 2015
Police killings are only the most visible expression of the brutality of social relations in the United States.
By David North, 3 March 2015
The assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov arises out of the US-Russia confrontation and the struggle now underway within the Russian state.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2015
The Wisconsin governor has repeatedly said that the struggle against the working class at home is a critical component of Washington’s militarist policy abroad.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2015
Not only did Britain’s security service MI5 carefully track the movements of “Jihadi John,” it carried out an active campaign to recruit him as an informant and covert agent.
By Andre Damon, 27 February 2015
The Guardian newspaper has revealed the existence of a “black site” on the West Side of Chicago, where police detain, beat and torture prisoners.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2015
As US armored vehicles paraded within sight of the Russian border, a senior American commander stressed that Washington has nuclear weapons at the ready to prosecute its conflict with Moscow.
By Jerry White, 25 February 2015
The struggles of oil and dockworkers in the US and strikes by German and Australian rail workers point to the need for an international strategy for the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2015
The escalation of a war declared less than two months ago to have reached “a responsible conclusion” is part of the global eruption of US militarism.
By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 February 2015
It has taken less than one month for the Syriza government in Greece to repudiate its anti-austerity election program and betray, totally and utterly, the impoverished working people whose votes placed it in power.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2015
A report in the Guardian has revealed that a leading interrogator at Guantanamo Bay had used torture to extract false confessions as a police detective in Chicago.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2015
With all the talk about confronting the “root causes” of terrorism, not a word was spoken about the chain of catastrophes unleashed by US imperialism over the past decade.
By Peter Symonds, 19 February 2015
The Japanese ruling class increasingly views the post-war constitution as an intolerable impediment to pursuing its imperialist ambitions in Asia and internationally.
By Christoph Dreier and Barry Grey, 18 February 2015
The ruling class has taken the measure of Syriza, viewing it not as the representative of insurgent masses, but as a supplicant speaking for failing Greek capitalists.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 February 2015
The disaster in Libya and throughout the Middle East and North Africa arises from the criminal operations of the United States and the other imperialist powers.
By Andre Damon, 16 February 2015
The government’s human rights rhetoric is not only at odds with American imperialist foreign policy, it is belied by the reality of life within the United States itself.
By Andre Damon, 14 February 2015
The attack on pensions is proceeding with complete disregard for the law, riding roughshod over state constitutional provisions protecting benefits that employees have earned over decades of toil.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 February 2015
The Minsk agreement between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine only came about because the regime in Kiev has its back to the wall and urgently needs a respite.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 February 2015
The Authorization for Use of Military Force presented to Congress by the White House yesterday aims to establish a new legal framework for war throughout the Middle East and beyond.
By Alex Lantier, 11 February 2015
No one is stating clearly the cost in lives that a broader conflict between NATO and Russia over Ukraine might be.
By Jerry White, 10 February 2015
The strike is a harbinger of a renewal of open class struggle in the United States with far-reaching implications in the US and internationally.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 February 2015
The United States is ratcheting up pressure for military escalation in Ukraine, and thus risking a war with Russia.
By Alex Lantier, 7 February 2015
“Unfortunately, war with Russia is conceivable,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at the Munich Security Conference.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2015
Sworn testimony and affidavits filed in federal court shed light on the role of the Saudi monarchy in the 9/11 attacks, long covered up by the US military/intelligence apparatus.
By Barry Grey, 5 February 2015
Prior to the 2003 US invasion, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq. The organization, the forerunner of ISIS, arose on the ruins of Iraqi society at the hands of US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2015
The budget document released Monday is another attempt by President Obama to disguise his program of war and austerity with populist phrases.
By Alex Lantier, 3 February 2015
US plans to spend billions of dollars to equip the far-right Kiev regime with offensive weapons threaten to unleash ethnic massacres in eastern Ukraine and full-scale war between NATO and Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 2 February 2015
The execution of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is a criminal act, which plays into the hands of Japan's ever-more aggressive militarist agenda. The Abe government immediately seized on the killing to justify its agenda of militarism and war.
By Andre Damon, 31 January 2015
The official response to protests across the US against police murders has been repression, the whitewashing of killer cops, and the linking of political opposition to terrorism.
By Robert Stevens, 30 January 2015
The bourgeois character of the new Greek government is exposed first of all in Syriza’s political alliance with the Independent Greeks, a right-wing nationalist party.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2015
Peña Nieto told Mexicans to get over the fate of the 43 students so he can move ahead with a “reform” agenda backed by Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 January 2015
The anniversary’s observance was overshadowed by a new drive toward world war and the threat of historic crimes to come.
By Chris Marsden, 27 January 2015
Syriza has come to power based upon a programme that articulates the interests of a powerful section of the Greek bourgeoisie and more privileged sections of the upper-middle class.
By Patrick Martin, 26 January 2015
The close collaboration between Washington and the Saudi regime speaks volumes about the nature of American intervention in the Middle East.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 January 2015
Despite its left-wing facade, Syriza is a bourgeois party that rests on affluent layers of the middle class.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2015
On virtually every continent, US imperialism is engaged in reckless militarist interventions that threaten to provoke a new world war.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 22 January 2015
The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is perhaps matched only by its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 21 January 2015
A group of people who can fit into a double-decker bus control more wealth than 3.5 billion people, equivalent to the combined populations of China, India, the United States and the European Union.
By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 20 January 2015
By opening its pages to Le Pen, the New York Times has signaled that powerful sections of the ruling class view anti-Muslim racism as a legitimate part of the public debate.
By Jerry White, 19 January 2015
Several leading newspapers and think tanks have pointed to the long-term stagnation of wages as the catalyst for a potentially explosive movement over wages by the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 January 2015
The terrorist attacks in Paris, like the alleged plot in Belgium, are the direct products of decades of imperialist intervention in the Middle East.
By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 16 January 2015
The events of the past week in France have a troubling historical resonance with an earlier period of French history, when the French ruling class collaborated directly with the Nazi regime in Germany.
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2015
With the state-financed publication of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, the “war on terror” is ever more openly acquiring a racist character.
By Chris Marsden, 14 January 2015
For decades, the US, France and other imperialist powers have rained down bombs on defenceless civilians, carried out assassinations, and committed horrible war crimes.
By Peter Symonds, 13 January 2015
No one should accept the explanations of police and intelligence agencies that the perpetrators of the attack on Charlie Hebdo simply slipped through the net.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 12 January 2015
What has unfolded since Sirisena deserted Rajapakse’s government is a US-sponsored regime-change operation.
By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2015
French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on Charlie Hebdo to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship.
By David North, 9 January 2015
In the aftermath of the shootings in Paris, the state is utilizing the opportunity provided by the terrorists to whip up support for authoritarianism and militarism.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2015
One month after its release, official Washington and the American media have suppressed any discussion of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s detailed and grisly exposure of CIA torture.
By Wije Dias, 7 January 2015
Washington’s intervention in the election is bound up with the accelerating pace of its “pivot to Asia” and preparations for war against China.
By Andre Damon, 6 January 2015
One would never know from reading the American press, watching the evening news, or listening to the statements of politicians that hunger, poverty and long-term joblessness remain at their highest levels in decades.
By David North and Joseph Kishore, 5 January 2015
The twenty-first century is no longer a novelty. As we begin the New Year, the past fifteen years provide sufficient data to allow us to identify the principal economic, geopolitical and social processes and tendencies that will determine the nature and direction of events in 2015 and the years ahead.
By Johannes Stern, 3 January 2015
International finance capital looks to the Egyptian military with enthusiasm not only for what it is doing in Egypt, but for the model the financial markets favor for every country.
By Alex Lantier, 31 December 2014
With all of the principal parties of bourgeois rule deeply discredited, the ruling class is turning to SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left,” in an effort to head off a revolutionary crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 December 2014
The shabby little ceremony Sunday in which a US commander hauled down one battle flag and ran up another only confirmed that the US war in Afghanistan continues.
By Patrick Martin, 29 December 2014
The funeral Saturday for a policeman shot to death in New York City was used to intimidate widespread popular opposition to police brutality and violence.
By Nick Beams, 27 December 2014
The ever-widening gap between financial markets and the real economy is creating the conditions for economic turmoil and the eruption of social and political struggles.
By Andre Damon, 24 December 2014
The police, media and politicians have seized on the shooting of two cops in Brooklyn last weekend to denounce any opposition to police violence as illegitimate.
By Patrick Martin and David North, 23 December 2014
An editorial published Monday reveals a deep-going political crisis within the American ruling elite.
By Patrick Martin, 22 December 2014
The current US propaganda campaign against North Korea follows a familiar template: the demonization of countries and leaders targeted by Washington over the past two decades.
By Chris Marsden, 20 December 2014
The European powers have issued only pro-forma and self-serving statements on the US Senate report into torture and extraordinary rendition by the US and its allies.
By Bill Van Auken and David North, 19 December 2014
Hailed by governments and corporations as a historic turning point, the move to “normalize” US-Cuban ties raises profound historical questions for the working class and the socialist movement.
By Alex Lantier, 18 December 2014
As imperialism encircles and financially strangles Russia, the catastrophic consequences of the dissolution of the USSR are being made all too clear.
By Jerry White, 17 December 2014
Coming on the heels of the Detroit bankruptcy, the pension “reform” passed as part of last week’s bipartisan budget resolution will open the floodgates to the gutting of retirement benefits for millions of workers.
By Peter Symonds, 16 December 2014
The Australian government transformed a serious, but relatively straightforward, police matter into a national crisis to justify a shift in foreign and domestic policy.
By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2014
The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners.
By Barry Grey, 13 December 2014
That the spy agency head issued the Obama administration’s rebuttal to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture makes clear who is really in control of the American state.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 December 2014
The release of the CIA torture report in the midst of nationwide protests over US police killings has exposed a corrupt system in which state criminals at every level enjoy absolute impunity.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 December 2014
The response of the Obama administration and the political establishment to the Senate report on CIA torture makes clear that none of those responsible for heinous crimes will be arrested, indicted or prosecuted for their actions.
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2014
The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted?
By Joseph Kishore, 9 December 2014
In response to popular anger over police violence in the US, the Obama administration has strengthened the apparatus of repression while deploying the practitioners of identity politics to obscure the basic class issues at stake.
By Tom Carter, 8 December 2014
From CIA torture abroad to unrestrained police violence at home, the American ruling class is facing a deep crisis of political legitimacy, with revolutionary implications.
By Patrick Martin, 6 December 2014
The latest Global Wage Report by the International Labor Organization documents the international working class’s declining share of world income.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 December 2014
Once again, a police officer has been let off without charges for killing an unarmed man on the streets of an American city.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 December 2014
The blackout, attributed to the failure of a single cable on the city’s municipal power grid, speaks to the decline of Detroit and the decay of infrastructure throughout the country.
By Andre Damon, 3 December 2014
The ongoing militarization of local police forces is a major component of the assault on democratic rights in the United States.
By Nick Beams, 2 December 2014
Energy companies, financial markets and whole economies are being severely impacted by the oil price slide following the decision by OPEC not to cut production.
By Alex Lantier, 1 December 2014
The acquittal of the deposed Egyptian dictator underscores the determination of the Egyptian bourgeoisie to drown the revolutionary struggles of the working class in blood.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2014
As documented by the UN Committee Against Torture, the US, which claims the right to attack any country in the world in the name of “human rights” and “democracy,” is guilty of the most heinous crimes.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2014
Saturday marks the first anniversary of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union.
Britain joins campaign to revoke passports
By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2014
Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 November 2014
Monday’s announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the killing of Michael Brown is the outrageous, but not surprising, outcome of a judicial travesty.
By Jerry White, 25 November 2014
Recent reports highlight the historic reversal in the living standards of American workers that underlies Obama’s supposed economic recovery.
By Andre Damon, 24 November 2014
The protracted wait for a grand jury proceeding has been accompanied by intimidation and threats on the part of local, state and federal officials.
By Patrick Martin, 22 November 2014
The executive action issued by the White House treats undocumented immigrants as criminals and maintains their status as super-exploited workers without elementary democratic rights.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2014
A new US Senate report documents yet another aspect of the criminality that pervades the American and global financial system.
By Nick Beams, 20 November 2014
Economic stagnation in Europe and the fourth Japanese recession in six years show that the world economy is in a downward spiral.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 November 2014
Backed by the Obama administration, the governor of Missouri has declared that the mere possibility of protests requires extraordinary powers and the activation of the National Guard.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2014
The danger that the NATO powers’ military threats against Russia could erupt into open warfare is growing by the day.
By James Cogan, 17 November 2014
Every word Obama spoke about the economic and political agenda of American imperialism was a lie.
By Bryan Dyne, 15 November 2014
The landing of Philae is an important reminder that humanity is capable of great things—capabilities that are constrained not by the productive capacity of mankind, but by the organization of society.
By Nick Beams, 14 November 2014
US trade policy is based on a drive to secure domination of the world economy, using both military and economic means.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 November 2014
The low voter turnout in last week’s US election reflects popular hostility toward the Obama administration, the political establishment and both big-business parties.
By Jerry White, 12 November 2014
The federal bankruptcy judge’s ruling sets a precedent to use the pretext of a “financial emergency” to suspend democratic rights and impose unpopular measures on the working class.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2014
The official ceremonies in Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall presented a grotesque falsification of both history and current social-political reality.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 November 2014
The Republican victory last Tuesday was not the result of a surge in popular support for the Republican Party or its right-wing policies. It was the result of the collapse of the Democrats.
By Nick Beams, 8 November 2014
The growing financial madness underscores that the crisis that erupted in 2008 was a breakdown of the global capitalist economy, not a conjunctural downturn from which there would be a “recovery.”
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2014
The push for a new Authorization of the Use of Military Force is aimed at preparing a war that will be far wider and even more protracted than those launched over a decade ago.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 November 2014
The 2014 US midterm election results are a reflection of widespread disaffection and hostility toward the Obama administration and the entire political system.