By Niles Williamson, 13 April 2016
The reality of life for millions of Americans is highlighted in a new study relating life expectancy to income.
By Andre Damon, 12 April 2016
Amid well-advanced preparations for a “Second Pacific War,” US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to apologize for America’s use of nuclear weapons in the Second World War during a visit to the city of Hiroshima.
By Chris Marsden, 11 April 2016
Britain stands at the epicentre of an international web of corruption serving the interests of a financial oligarchy that rules the entire planet.
By Nick Beams, 9 April 2016
The International Monetary Fund has called for enhanced global cooperation, but every tendency is heading in the opposite direction, with economic nationalism and militarism on the rise.
By Andre Damon, 8 April 2016
The United States has sharply escalated its standoff with China, leading the New York Times to conclude that a “confrontation seems increasingly likely.”
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2016
The American working class is moving sharply to the left, destabilizing the corporate-controlled two-party system and setting the stage for the eruption of major social struggles.
By Andre Damon, 6 April 2016
The publication of the “Panama Papers” has exposed the criminality that pervades the financial elite and its political representatives.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 April 2016
The police-state measures and summary deportations employed by the Syriza government against refugees are of a piece with its relentless attacks on the Greek working class.
By Alex Lantier, 4 April 2016
The attempt to promote hysteria over terrorism to suppress popular opposition is failing in the face of a growing radicalization of workers and youth.
By Barry Grey, 2 April 2016
Behind the phony economic “recovery,” the entire structure of employment in the United States is being radically altered to reduce the status of workers to that of a super-exploited casual labor force.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 April 2016
The attempt to oust Rousseff and the PT over corruption is driven by the demand of Brazilian and foreign capital for an acceleration of ongoing attacks on workers’ living standards.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 March 2016
While it is not a topic of significant debate among the various candidates contending for the presidential nomination, the growing international war drive, spearheaded by the United States, looms over the election campaign.
By Andre Damon, 30 March 2016
As world leaders gather for this week’s nuclear summit in Washington, leading think tanks are warning of a “new arms race” and the need to plan for “Armageddon.”
By Peter Symonds, 29 March 2016
The implementation of the military legislation is a major step in the revival of Japanese militarism, encouraged by Washington as part of its war preparations against China.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 March 2016
Sanders’ landslide victories in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska are a further expression of the pent-up social anger directed at the entire political establishment.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 March 2016
Behind Obama’s empty human rights rhetoric, Washington is prepared to carry out new and bloodier crimes in Latin America in pursuit of US profit interests.
By Alex Lantier and Andre Damon, 25 March 2016
The extent of state intelligence foreknowledge in the Brussels attack explodes the official narrative that intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots.”
By Robert Stevens, 24 March 2016
There is a stark symmetry between the treacherous and cowardly course of Corbyn’s tenure and the betrayal carried out by the Syriza government in Greece.
By Alex Lantier, 23 March 2016
This horrific attack targeted innocent people in no way responsible for the imperialist wars that have devastated the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2016
Obama’s “human rights” masquerade is aided and abetted not only by the slavish US media, but also by the Castro government itself.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2016
The Democrats will run in the fall campaign as the party of the status quo, complacency and self-satisfaction, essentially conceding the economically discontented to Donald Trump.
By Andre Damon, 19 March 2016
The revelation of widespread lead contamination in drinking water in the US, and the complete indifference of the government to it, have shown where the priorities of American capitalism lie.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2016
The recent “cessation of hostilities” and partial withdrawal of Russian forces will not stop the escalation of US militarism in the region and beyond.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 March 2016
From the beginning, Sanders’ role has been to serve as a lightning rod for social discontent and direct it into the dead end of the Democratic Party.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 March 2016
The Left Party created the conditions that enabled the right-wing nationalist AfD to tap into social frustration and anger and channel it in a reactionary direction.
By Nick Beams, 15 March 2016
The end result of the program of economic nationalism can be seen in the experience of the 1930s, when it brought about social devastation and led to world war.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 14 March 2016
With the eruption of violence inside and outside rallies of billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, American politics has reached a turning point.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2016
Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s thuggery and racist agitation against immigrants must be taken as a warning of the emergence of a fascistic movement out of the putrefaction of the American two-party system.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 March 2016
Large sections of the population look on the brutal conditions of refugees with horror and disgust, but the official political debate takes place within a narrow spectrum ranging from the right to the ultra-right.
By Patrick Martin, 10 March 2016
The glaring failure of media polling to detect the shift in class sentiment is itself a demonstration of the chasm that separates the entire political establishment from the vast majority of the population.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2016
The detention and questioning of the founder of the Workers Party and former president has dramatically intensified the crisis of Brazil’s ruling party.
By Keith Jones, 8 March 2016
Washington is determined to make India a “frontline state” in its drive to strategically isolate, encircle and potentially wage war against China.
By Jerry White, 7 March 2016
The economic nationalist policies promoted by Sanders complement the anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
By Niles Williamson, 5 March 2016
The attack on the pensions of federal employees is a warning that no section of the working class is exempt from the social counterrevolution being carried out in the interests of the financial aristocracy.
By Nick Beams, 4 March 2016
As the “BRICS model” of economic growth disintegrates, conditions are emerging for another financial crisis.
By David North, 3 March 2016
The emergence of Trump marks a new and dangerous stage in the crisis of American democracy.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2016
Leading strategists of US imperialism increasingly see the fomenting of national secessionist movements as a means to destabilize and subjugate the Eurasian land mass.
By James Cogan, 1 March 2016
The militarist agenda spelled out in the White Paper is incompatible with the democratic and social rights of the working class.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International
29 February 2016
By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2016
Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate was a demonstration of the degraded state of American politics and the intellectual and moral decay of the American ruling elite.
By Nick Beams, 26 February 2016
The G-20 meeting in Shanghai is riven by the widening divisions between the major capitalist powers as the crisis of the global economy intensifies.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 February 2016
Amid bitter recriminations over the “cessation of hostilities” brokered by the US and Russia, all the lies used to promote both regime-change in Syria and the “war on terror” are disintegrating.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 February 2016
With its highly public court battle over access to an encrypted phone, the Obama administration is seeking to expand spying powers and counter the popular anger that followed the revelations by Edward Snowden.
By Chris Marsden, 23 February 2016
The first responsibility of a socialist in the referendum on “Brexit” is to reject all appeals for working people to fall in behind one or another faction of the bourgeoisie fighting over which strategy best upholds the interests of British imperialism.
By Joseph Kishore, 22 February 2016
There is no discussion in the US presidential campaign of the preparations of the ruling class for an immense escalation of war following the elections in November.
By Barry Grey, 20 February 2016
Outside of a mass struggle that directly challenges the bases of capitalist rule—private ownership of the corporations and banks and the system of wage slavery—no genuinely progressive changes can be achieved.
By Andre Damon, 19 February 2016
Tuesday’s ruling by a US judge demanding that Apple create a “backdoor” to its mobile device operating system is part of the drive to weaken, or even criminalize, encrypted communications.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 February 2016
If there is a “quagmire” in the Middle East, it is of Washington’s creation, the product of unending wars for regime change aimed at imposing US hegemony over the region and its vast energy resources.
By Alex Lantier, 17 February 2016
France's denunciations of Germany's policy of accepting Middle Eastern refugees fleeing to Europe have exposed deep divisions within the EU.
By Tom Carter, 16 February 2016
The sickening tributes across the official US political and media spectrum to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly on Saturday at the age of 79, are a barometer of the putrefaction of American democracy.
By Barry Grey, 15 February 2016
The widening disparity in life expectancy between the poor and the rich is a stark commentary on the growth of social inequality and class polarization in the United States.
By Bryan Dyne, 13 February 2016
The discovery of gravitational waves is a vindication of science and the ability of human reason to tackle and overcome the most complex problems.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 February 2016
With the war for regime change in Syria on the ropes, Washington and its allies are in feverish discussions over implementing a “Plan B” of direct military intervention.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 February 2016
Sanders does not speak for the working class, but for a section of the ruling class and political establishment that views the growth of social opposition with fear and is seeking some way of containing it.
By Andre Damon, 10 February 2016
The assault on the pension benefits of retirees is an escalation of the decades-long drive to reduce American workers to the conditions of life that existed in the 19th century.
By Nick Beams, 9 February 2016
The growing financial crisis in China, marked by capital flight and mounting concerns over debt levels, is accompanied by increasing doubts about the stability of the entire global banking system.
By Jerry White, 8 February 2016
The struggle to defend the right to education poses political questions that are critical for the entire working class.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2016
Sanders is not the representative of a working class movement. He is rather the temporary beneficiary of a rising tide of popular opposition that is passing through only its initial stages of social and class differentiation.
UN panel condemns detention of WikiLeaks founder
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2016
Despite a ruling that Assange has been subjected to “arbitrary detention,” both the UK and Sweden vow to continue his persecution.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2016
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s preview of the Pentagon budget spelled out Washington’s advanced preparations for war against both Russia and China.
By Patrick Martin, 3 February 2016
The mass support for Sanders explodes the myth, peddled endlessly by the American media, that the American people are unalterably wedded to capitalism.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2016
The opening of the talks was overshadowed by a vicious bombing attack on a Shia shrine outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.
By Patrick Martin, 1 February 2016
Tonight’s Iowa caucuses mark the first primary contest in a presidential election campaign already characterized by political convulsions in both corporate-controlled parties.
By Andre Damon, 30 January 2016
The financial markets responded to a series of reports pointing to a sharp economic downturn in the US by staging a euphoric rally.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2016
Having first devastated Libya in the name of “human rights,” Washington is now about to attack it again on the pretext of fighting terrorism.
By Andre Damon, 28 January 2016
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights the slashing of funds for public infrastructure to pay for war and the enrichment of the financial elite.
By Barry Grey, 27 January 2016
The continued and growing support for Sanders has exploded a whole series of fictions about the American people and American politics.
By Peter Symonds, 26 January 2016
The CSIS report represents the voice of the vast American military establishment, which regards China as the chief threat to untrammelled US strategic dominance in Asia.
By Johannes Stern, 25 January 2016
The basic problem of the Egyptian Revolution was to establish the political independence of the working class from all of the different bourgeois forces.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 January 2016
The shift to the right by the European elites is rooted in explosive social, economic and political contradictions that have been building up since the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.
By Eric London, 22 January 2016
The catastrophe in Michigan, including the lead poisoning of thousands of residents in Flint, has provoked outrage across the country.
By Nick Beams, 21 January 2016
The turmoil on global markets is an expression of the breakdown of the mechanisms and structures that have sustained world capitalism over the past quarter-century.
By Jerry White, 20 January 2016
In a State of the State address, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sought to cover up and evade responsibility for the poisoning of an American city.
By Andre Damon, 19 January 2016
This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland takes place against the backdrop of a deepening global crisis and soaring inequality.
By Barry Grey, 18 January 2016
After more than seven years of bailouts and trillions in virtually free cash for the banks and financial markets, the real economy has not only not recovered from the Wall Street crash of 2008, it is rapidly deteriorating.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2016
Allegations that Syrian government forces are deliberately starving besieged villagers have become the basis for yet another propaganda campaign for regime change.
By Andre Damon, 15 January 2016
The man-made disaster in Flint has revealed the reality of social relations in America behind the official facade constructed by the media and politicians.
By Eric London and Barry Grey, 14 January 2016
There is an objective significance to the reduction of the State of the Union address, an American political tradition that goes back to George Washington, to an empty and cynical media spectacle.
By Jerry White, 13 January 2016
It is no accident that social opposition is taking the form of a rebellion against the trade unions, which have long served as industrial police for the corporations and government.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 January 2016
Unsubstantiated and racist allegations of mass sexual harassment are being used to witch-hunt immigrants and legitimize German preparations for an expanded military intervention in the Middle East.
Bowing to Trump’s racist agitation
By Patrick Martin, 11 January 2016
The White House has rebuffed pleas to call a halt to the summary deportations of women and children fleeing violence in Central America.
By Andre Damon, 9 January 2016
For millions of people, the dream of winning the lottery has replaced the “American Dream” of living a decent life.
By James Brewer and Jerry White, 8 January 2016
The poisoning of the population in the former manufacturing center for General Motors—and the cover-up by state officials—highlights the socially destructive character of American capitalism.
By Patrick Martin, 7 January 2016
Obama professes to mourn for children killed by gun violence while presiding over a never-ending escalation of military violence around the world.
By Johannes Stern, 6 January 2016
The entry of the Luftwaffe into the Syrian war, backed by some 1,200 German soldiers and a frigate, opens a new and ominous chapter in the resurgence of German militarism.
By Barry Grey, 5 January 2016
The indicators of a deepening crisis in production sent shock waves through the financial markets because they portend the looming collapse of a vast speculative house of cards built up since the 2008 Wall Street crash.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 January 2016
The barbaric killing spree carried out by the royal parasites in Riyadh was a calculated political act driven by both domestic and international objectives.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 31 December 2015
It is characteristic of a period of crisis that more and more the essential nature of capitalism—a system of exploitation, inequality, war and repression—comes into alignment with the everyday experiences of broad masses of people.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2015
Economic developments in 2015 were dominated by intensifying recessionary trends throughout the world economy.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 December 2015
US imperialism is expanding its global Special Forces network, preparing new deployments of combat forces to confront Russia and China, and flooding every region of the world with advanced weaponry.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 December 2015
In the last century, great power aspirations, nationalism and fascism made the continent the focus of two world wars, which claimed nearly 100 million victims. Now, these same tendencies are spreading once again.
By Andre Damon, 24 December 2015
The official promotion of the “Christmas spirit” collides against the reality of ever-expanding war, violence and social misery that dominate capitalist society.
By Alex Lantier, 23 December 2015
Podemos, while posing as a populist opponent of austerity, will prove as hostile to the working class as Syriza in Greece.
By Nick Beams, 22 December 2015
The decision to end the Doha Round signifies the end of the multilateralism that formed a crucial foundation of post-World War II economic expansion.
By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2015
The US ruling elite is whipping up an atmosphere of panic after the killings in San Bernardino, laying the ground for a further military escalation in the Middle East and North Africa.
By Nick Beams, 19 December 2015
The growing turbulence in financial markets is a manifestation of deepening recessionary trends in the global economy.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2015
US officials hailed the Saudi monarchy’s proclamation of a Sunni sectarian alliance “against terrorism,” as the Saudi regime prepares another round of beheadings.
By Alex Lantier, 17 December 2015
The ascendant neo-fascist National Front aims to win the 2017 presidential election and emerge atop the police state being built by the Socialist Party.
By Andre Damon, 16 December 2015
Far from fostering the international collaboration that would be required to reverse climate change, capitalist society is increasingly characterized by xenophobia, international conflict and war.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2015
A collection of pseudo-left groups that have promoted the CIA-orchestrated proxy war in Syria as a “revolution” are now agitating for a major escalation.