By David Walsh, 30 August 2016
A sharp polarization has emerged among African Americans over the past four decades. The privileged layer that has been produced forms an important basis for racialist politics.
By Patrick Martin, 29 August 2016
The rollout of the new organization founded by Sanders and his campaign makes crystal clear that its purpose is to direct young people and workers into the blind alley of the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 27 August 2016
One month after the failed coup, the vice president met with Erdogan.
By Nick Beams, 26 August 2016
The central bankers and financial authorities gathered at Jackson Hole have no economic answer to the crisis of the profit system over which they preside.
By Socialist Equality Party of Germany, 25 August 2016
The “Civil Defence Concept” presented by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday proposes a range of measures to prepare the population for war.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2016
Vice President Biden said Washington’s commitment to militarily defend the tiny states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia was a matter of America’s “sacred honor.”
By Jerry White, 23 August 2016
The Clintons’ welfare bill marked the complete abandonment by the Democratic Party of the policy of liberal reform associated with Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s and Johnson’s War on Poverty in the mid-1960s.
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2016
Last week’s reshuffle has put the Trump campaign under the leadership of an ultra-right publisher linked to “white nationalist” and other fascistic tendencies.
By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2016
Seventy-six years after his assassination at the hands of a Stalinist agent, Trotsky remains not only a towering historical personality, but also a figure of acute contemporary political relevance.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 August 2016
The saturation of the airwaves and the press with images of a five-year-old child in Aleppo should be taken as a warning that Washington is preparing public opinion for a major military escalation.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2016
In the 2016 elections, the consequences of record inequality, unending war and the protracted crisis of American capitalism are coming to a head.
By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2016
Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, the social infrastructure and the US political system are no more prepared for a natural disaster.
By Niles Niemuth, 16 August 2016
The growth of poverty and inequality, the eruption of social anger and the build-up of the police forces are interrelated components of the same class dynamic.
By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2016
Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a vast expansion of militarist violence and an intensification of the assault on the social and political rights of the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2016
The terrorist attack in Crimea and ratcheting up of the war threat in Eastern Europe have exposed the real purpose of the anti-Putin hysteria in both the US election campaign and the Rio Olympics.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 August 2016
The DOJ report on Baltimore is another in a series of investigations that will do nothing to stop the violence meted out by police on a daily basis.
By Andre Damon, 11 August 2016
Behind the continuing slump in productivity and business investment is an immense growth of financial speculation.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2016
Fifteen years after launching a “global war on terror” in the name of wiping out Al Qaeda, Washington is arming and funding its associates in Syria to counter Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2016
A letter against Trump from 50 former top military-intelligence officials of Republican administrations is an unprecedented intervention into a presidential campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 August 2016
The Olympics are being held under conditions of military occupation in Brazil, one of the world’s must unequal countries, wracked by economic, social and political crises.
By Patrick Martin, 6 August 2016
The Clinton campaign is seeking to direct all anti-Trump sentiment in a right-wing, pro-war direction.
“Thinking Through the Unthinkable”
By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2016
The RAND Corporation study provides further evidence that a US war against China is being planned and prepared in the upper echelons of the American military-intelligence apparatus.
By Joseph Santolan, 4 August 2016
US Secretary of State Kerry pledged $32 million to fund Philippine President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, involving death squads, police murders and concentration camps, in order to secure support for Washington’s war drive against China.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2016
The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party are seeking to use their Republican opponent Donald Trump as a foil for legitimizing their deeply unpopular program of militarism and war.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 August 2016
The bombing of the Libyan coastal city of Sirte was ordered amid an explosive escalation of American militarism.
By Andre Damon, 1 August 2016
A campaign to accuse the Putin government of hacking into Democratic Party servers is aimed at creating the conditions for military escalation in Syria and against Russia itself.
After the Democratic and Republican conventions
By Socialist Equality Party, 30 July 2016
In the face of an immense economic, social and political crisis, neither Clinton nor Trump has anything to offer but austerity, war and the continued assault on democratic rights.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2016
The Obama administration has marked the return of the Democrats to their roots as the premier party of US imperialism.
By Tom Hall, 28 July 2016
The full support of Bernie Sanders for the nomination of Hillary Clinton confirms the analysis made by the World Socialist Web Site from the inception of his campaign.
By Andre Damon, 27 July 2016
The great unmentionable in the 2016 election is the far-advanced US preparation for military conflict against Russia and China.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 July 2016
In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, an array of organizations in the orbit of the Democratic Party are meeting this week to discuss a new political trap for the working class.
By Barry Grey, 25 July 2016
The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2016
Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 July 2016
The tumultuous events in Turkey have exposed the interconnection between the worldwide eruption of US militarism and the global breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
By Alex Lantier, 21 July 2016
Amid a deep crisis of bourgeois democracy and seething social tensions across Europe, the ruling elite aims to transition from democratic to dictatorial forms of rule.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 July 2016
In the long and protracted decay of American democracy and the political culture of the United States, a fundamental boundary is being crossed.
By Patrick Martin, 19 July 2016
A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 July 2016
The attempted seizure of power by the military in Turkey, a key NATO member and sixth largest economy in Europe, is indicative of far broader dangers across the globe.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2016
The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 July 2016
Syriza’s ceaseless collaboration in the implementation of brutal austerity measures has vindicated the warnings made by the WSWS even before the pseudo-left party came to power.
By Peter Symonds, 14 July 2016
The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2016
The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.”
By Nick Beams, 12 July 2016
With all efforts to return global economic growth to pre-2008 levels having failed, the ruling class’s economic theorists have turned to the promotion of protectionism and nationalism.
By The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 11 July 2016
The campaign to portray the United States as riven by racial hatred serves definite and reactionary social and political aims.
By Alex Lantier, 9 July 2016
NATO policy in Eastern Europe aims to permanently threaten Russia with all-out war while seeking to contain the alliance’s own escalating internal divisions.
By Andre Damon, 8 July 2016
Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States.
By Julie Hyland, 7 July 2016
The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands.
By Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 6 July 2016
The ruling elites, whether in Australia or around the world, cannot return to the stable and predictable parliamentary forms through which they governed in the past.
By Johannes Stern, 5 July 2016
The European Union has reacted to the outcome of the referendum on UK membership of the European Union by calling for the militarization of the continent.
By Andre Damon, 4 July 2016
The American Revolution provided the ideological and political impetus for the French Revolution and all subsequent democratic, egalitarian and socialist movements.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 July 2016
The figures released by the White House on civilian victims of illegal US drone strikes are a fraction of the numbers documented by independent investigations.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 July 2016
The identification of all three suicide bombers as having come from Russia and former Soviet republics points to broader geo-strategic forces underlying the terrorist attack.
By Barry Grey, 30 June 2016
The sorry and reactionary outcome of Sanders’ “political revolution” is not only his own total integration into the Democratic Party, but his emergence as spokesman for its most nationalist wing.
By Jerry White, 29 June 2016
While the immediate trigger for the floods was record-setting rainfall, like all natural disasters, the extent of the damage and its human impact were determined by conditions that are man-made.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 28 June 2016
With the ruling elite facing its deepest political crisis since World War 2, the highest echelons of the British state have concluded that no oppositional sentiment to austerity, militarism and war can be tolerated.
By Statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 June 2016
The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.”
By Neil Hardt, 25 June 2016
The resurgence of class struggle expressed in the protests of Mexican teachers is part of a growing radicalization of workers internationally.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 June 2016
The frustration expressed by the 51 State Department signatories is with the failure not just of Obama’s Syria policy, but of US imperialism’s entire Middle East strategy.
By Chris Marsden, 23 June 2016
To conceal both camps’ policies of class war, trade war and military war, and to sow divisions within the working class, the referendum has increasingly focused on whipping up nationalism and xenophobia.
By Barry Grey, 22 June 2016
The war against the Soviet Union expressed the essence of the Nazi regime, which had been brought to power by the German bourgeoisie to destroy the workers movement and end the threat of socialist revolution.
By Andre Damon, 21 June 2016
The Obama administration’s $1 trillion nuclear modernization program is clearing the way for nuclear weapons to be used in combat.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 June 2016
The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party.
By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2016
The murder of Cox has starkly revealed the fascistic character of the forces being whipped up around this week’s referendum on British membership in the EU, particularly by the Leave campaign.
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2016
Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments on Wednesday pointed to the emergence of “secular stagnation” in the global economy, a term first developed in the 1930s.
By Neil Hardt, 16 June 2016
The pro-capitalist, bourgeois nationalist policies of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela have produced a social catastrophe for Venezuelan workers.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2016
The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder?
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016
Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.
By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016
There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.
By Johannes Stern, 11 June 2016
Germany’s Armed Forces are playing an increasingly prominent role in the NATO deployment in Eastern Europe, which serves to openly prepare a war against Russia.
By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016
The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 June 2016
In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
By James Cogan, 8 June 2016
The humanitarian disaster that is unfolding in Fallujah is the product of the US-led invasion in 2003 and Washington’s deliberate stoking of sectarian conflict in the face of determined Iraqi resistance.
By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2016
The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war.
By David Walsh, 6 June 2016
The former heavyweight boxing champion, who died June 3, made his chief mark on history and popular consciousness by his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War.
By Nick Beams, 4 June 2016
The global economy is increasingly marked by the return of the types of economic nationalism that had such devastating consequences in the 1930s.
By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2016
The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections.
By Jerry White, 2 June 2016
The CWA and IBEW conspired with the Obama administration to prevent a unified struggle of workers against declining real wages and the explosion of social inequality.
By Andre Damon, 1 June 2016
The resurgence of the class struggle is undermining the intellectual charlatanry that underpinned the ideological dominance of various forms of anti-Marxism over the past half-century.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2016
With estimates of up to 900 refugees drowning, the past week has been the deadliest so far this year.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2016
A conspiracy of silence reigns over the preparations for war, aimed at deadening the consciousness of the population to the rising risks of nuclear conflict.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 May 2016
The visit to Hiroshima displayed in full the hypocrisy for which the Nobel Prize-winning president is so well known, but in this case magnified through the lens of one of history’s greatest war crimes.
By Nick Beams, 27 May 2016
The G7 nations are seeking to ramp up military pressure against China, amid a deepening economic slump and divisions within their own ranks.
By Alex Lantier, 26 May 2016
The most powerful ally of workers struggling against pro-austerity governments in France, Belgium and Greece is the European and international working class.
By Nick Beams, 25 May 2016
The aim of the “structural reforms” demanded by the IMF and the financial elites is the destruction of all the social gains of the European working class won in the past seven decades.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2016
Obama’s lifting of the four-decade-old arms embargo is aimed at preparing new and even more bloody wars in Asia.
By Andre Damon and Alex Lantier, 23 May 2016
Underlying the global breakdown of democratic institutions is the world economic crisis, the growth of militarism and war, and, above all, the intensification of the class struggle.
By Barry Grey, 21 May 2016
The revival of the class struggle is finding political expression in the turn by workers against all of the parties of the official “left” that are backed by the trade unions.
By Kate Randall, 20 May 2016
The priority of the ruling class and its political representatives is not the protection and wellbeing of the vast majority of Americans, but funding the gigantic US military apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2016
The political and media uproar over the Nevada state Democratic Party convention is an entirely manufactured provocation.
By Tom Carter, 18 May 2016
The actions of the Democrats with respect to the North Carolina “bathroom bill” reflect their strategy of using identity politics to provide a cover for their right-wing and anti-democratic policies.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 17 May 2016
The month-long strike by 40,000 workers at Verizon Communications in the eastern United States is at a critical juncture.
By David North, 16 May 2016
The Obama administration embodies the institutionalization of war as the foundation of US foreign policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2016
The sharp turn to the right in Brazil and the immense dangers confronting the working class were prepared for over a decade by the politics of the Workers Party.
By Andre Damon, 13 May 2016
The American president will travel to Hiroshima not to apologize for past crimes, but to prepare new ones.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2016
The Democratic Party establishment is promoting a false racial narrative to obscure the real reasons for Sanders’ landslide victory in West Virginia.
By Joseph Santolan, 11 May 2016
The election of the fascistic Duterte is the product of mounting social tensions bound up with the US-led transformation of East Asia into an armed camp directed against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2016
A century after the Sykes-Picot agreement dividing the Middle East between imperialist powers, the volcanic eruption of US militarism has shattered the nation-state system created by that accord.
By Christoph Vandreier, 9 May 2016
The renewal of struggle by the Greek working class must take as its point of departure the political lessons of the bitter experiences with the Syriza government in 2015.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 7 May 2016
Trump is able to win support among sections of workers because of the treachery of the unions and their subordination of the working class to the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 6 May 2016
President Obama’s callous declaration that poisoned children in Flint, Michigan “will be fine” expresses the contempt felt by America’s financial oligarchy for the great mass of society.