By Shannon Jones, 13 June 2016
A coterie of pseudo-left groups that operate in the orbit of the Democratic Party are more and more being called into service to prop up the unions.
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2016
The Left Party has responded to the announcement by federal President Joachim Gauck that he will be retiring next year “on age grounds” by moving further to the right.
By Miguel Andrade, 10 June 2016
The emergence of Guilherme Boulos as the foremost spokesman of the post-“coup” protest movement is an indictment of Brazil’s entire pseudo-left milieu.
By Patrick Martin, 2 June 2016
There are mounting signs frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose the crucial primary in the most populous US state, putting her nomination in jeopardy.
By Alex Lantier, 2 June 2016
The emergence of the working class as the central force in struggle against France's Socialist Party government refutes the anti-working class perspective of the NPA.
By Eric London, 2 June 2016
Based on what is known about what took place the question must be raised: why has the coverage of the event been largely devoid of empathy for the child's parents?
By Johannes Stern and Peter Schwarz, 18 May 2016
The pseudo-left groups which either work in or around the Left Party have assumed the task of defending its rightward shift.
By Alex Lantier, 13 May 2016
The most politically conscious and advanced layers of workers and youth must prepare themselves not only for the mass struggles that will erupt, but for socialist revolution.
By Sheila Brehm, 13 May 2016
A spokesman for the foundations claim the money—to be distributed over five years—is intended to provide “a sense of hope” for the residents of Flint.
By Kumaran Ira, 10 May 2016
Lying through her teeth, Power hailed the Sri Lankan regime Washington installed in Colombo as part of the “pivot to Asia” for overseeing a flowering of democracy.
By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016
For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2016
The political, media and entertainment elite stage this annual celebration of wealth and influence.
By Chris Marsden, 7 April 2016
The following is an amended version of a report delivered March 26 by Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to a party aggregate in Sheffield.
By Niles Williamson, 5 April 2016
Amid mounting signs that interest in socialism is on the rise, Kristof is doing his best to promote racialist politics to divide the working class and block the development of class consciousness.
By Nick Beams, 31 March 2016
The imposition of austerity is determined not by a lack of economic resources, but by the relentless logic of the profit system.
By Alex Lantier, 12 March 2016
Amid bitter disputes within the American state over Obama’s Syria policy, the ISO is seeking to build broader support for an escalation of US involvement in the Middle East war.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 10 March 2016
The support of the dominant sections of Britain’s financial and business elite for remaining in the European Union is based on maintaining trade links within the world’s largest single market.
By Tom Peters, 10 March 2016
At protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the opposition parties have promoted Maori identity politics to block a unified struggle by workers against austerity and war.
By Eric London, 9 March 2016
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s March 5 article papers over the Democratic Party’s own role in creating the conditions for Trump to win popular support.
By David Walsh, 9 March 2016
The American political and media establishment has responded in predictably fawning and dishonest fashion to the death of Nancy Reagan on March 6.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 February 2016
Tens of thousands of refugees who have escaped the hell of war in the Middle East are being deprived of all rights and used as pawns in conflicts between the European states.
Solitary confinement and the brutality of the US prison system
By Kate Randall, 23 February 2016
The circumstances surrounding Woodfox’s trial and incarceration epitomize the brutality of the United States prison system, and the arbitrary and sadistic manner in which judicial authorities mete out their punishments.
By Nick Beams, 23 February 2016
The lowering of interest rates, quantitative easing and now negative interest rates are only compounding financial instability and laying the basis for another crisis.
By Johannes Stern, 12 February 2016
While the hysterical campaign over the events of New Year’s Eve at Cologne’s main train station has subsided somewhat in the bourgeois media, it continues in pseudo-left circles undiminished.
By David Walsh, 30 January 2016
It is no exaggeration to point out that, in ideological terms, Cara Buckley in the New York Times and others, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
By Eric London, 24 December 2015
Efforts to create a phony “left” veneer for sections of the political establishment have become an increasingly important axis upon which the fate of capitalism relies.
By Marcus Day, 16 December 2015
The ISO has sought to obscure the class issues surrounding police murder in Chicago, promote racial politics and prevent a break with the Democratic Party.
By Jerry White, 15 December 2015
Facing a rebellion over efforts to push through another rotten contract, a UAW International executive took to Facebook to denounce autoworkers and the WSWS.
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 12 December 2015
The “Not in Our Name” manifesto signed by leading members of Podemos omits any mention of the imperialist foreign policy of the current Popular Party government and the war-mongering of the Socialist Party.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 December 2015
A lengthy article published over the weekend on the rise of ISIS in Libya neglects to mention the Times’ enthusiastic support for the war that made it possible.
By David Walsh, 9 November 2015
The supposed murder of Joseph Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake, Illinois Police Department, the massive manhunt it generated and the exposure of his death as a suicide is a telling episode.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 November 2015
Ahmed Chalabi, the convicted embezzler who played a leading role in providing the phony “intelligence” used to justify the US invasion of Iraq, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Baghdad.
By Halil Celik and Peter Schwarz, 31 October 2015
Under the impact of the global economic crisis and the Syrian civil war, bourgeois rule in Turkey is in deep crisis in the run-up to elections on November 1.
By Eric London, 31 October 2015
The pseudo-left group says that the election of a slate of Democrats to the Seattle City Council “would be a big step forward.”
By Nick Beams, 23 October 2015
China’s economic slowdown will heighten deflationary and recessionary trends throughout the world economy.
By Keith Jones, 17 October 2015
Canada’s election campaign has illustrated the extent to which the traditional political structures are impervious to the needs of working people, and the ruling elite indifferent and hostile to fundamental democratic principles.
By Tom Hall, 17 October 2015
The call by Sanders for Snowden to be jailed for his exposure of illegal NSA spying starkly reveals his support for the American military-intelligence apparatus.
By Christoph Dreier, 3 October 2015
In a manner typical of the radical right, Baberowski attempts to incite the poorest layers of society against immigrants.
By David Walsh, 21 September 2015
The handcuffing and arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed for bringing a digital clock to school in Irving, Texas, a Dallas suburb, was a repugnant act that smelled of racism and xenophobia.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 September 2015
The “newspaper of record” has devoted yet another column slandering opponents of the Jade Helm 15 military exercises.
By Paul Stuart and Paul Mitchell, 15 July 2015
Stathis Kouvelakis, the leader of the Left Platform within Syriza, said at a rally in London that it is impermissible to describe the government’s endorsement of savage austerity as a betrayal.
By Shannon Jones, 6 July 2015
The UAW is attempting to slander and intimidate workers who refuse to pay union dues under terms of Michigan’s “Right to Work” law.
By Nick Beams, 29 June 2015
Financial parasitism is leading to the destruction of the productive forces upon which the livelihoods of the world working class depend.
By Andre Damon, 29 June 2015
President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder.
By Jerry White, 17 June 2015
The cover story of Sunday’s New York Times Magazine promotes the myth that the unions waged a determined struggle against Wisconsin Governor, and likely Republican presidential candidate, Scott Walker.
By Joseph Santolan, 13 June 2015
The CPP is bent on mobilizing its social base behind the US drive to war against China in the name of national sovereignty.
By Barry Grey, 10 June 2015
The fact that billionaire bankers and hedge fund operators bankroll universities is not a small factor in the stultifying conformism and cowardice that dominate academia.
By David Walsh, 2 May 2015
The protesting PEN members have thrown a monkey wrench into the works of a right-wing political operation, provoking screams of outrage from ex-left and ex-liberal circles.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2015
The pseudo-left organizations that served as cheerleaders for imperialist intervention in North Africa and the Middle East share responsibility for the latest disaster.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2015
The Left Party is firmly backing Tsipras precisely at the point when he is uncritically accepting the line of the German government and the austerity policy of the European banks.
By Sybille Fuchs, 23 March 2015
The greed and ignorance of the super-rich and the operations of unprincipled entrepreneurs are threatening public access to many art works.
By Jerry White and Kevin Reed, 21 March 2015
The ISO does not even pretend to criticize the USW, which from the beginning of the strike worked to prevent it from developing into a broader movement of the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2015
With the media poised to jump on candidates’ slightest “gaffes,” there are virtually no reports on Graham’s vow to “use the military” to push through a Pentagon budget.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 March 2015
A recent conference convened by the Green Party’s Heinrich Böll Foundation consisted of four hours of hysterical warmongering against Russia.
By K. Ratnayake, 6 March 2015
The grubbier the political whitewash, the bigger the lies and historical falsifications—and it so proves to be the case with NSSP leader Karunaratne.
By David North, 24 February 2015
This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the European banks.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 February 2015
The meeting on Tuesday was to launch a further escalation of German militarism in the name of human rights and civilian intervention.
By Christoph Dreier, 9 January 2015
On Monday, approximately 15,000 people took part in the right-wing, anti-Islam Pegida demonstrations in Dresden, Germany.
By Christoph Dreier, 3 January 2015
The right-wing movement "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West" (Pegida) was largely manufactured by the establishment parties and the media.
By Wije Dias, 27 December 2014
December 26 marked the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in which some 230,000 people lost their lives. We repost here a speech that was delivered by Wije Dias, the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka, on February 4, 2005.
By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2014
Brand is attacked because his message, however confused, is closer to political reality and the sentiments of broad layers of the young people who are his main audience than the thousands of column inches produced by the innumerable media hacks assembled against him.
By Don Knowland, 14 November 2014
The disappearance of 43 rural teaching students has contributed to a growing popular rejection of the major political parties in Mexico.
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism
By Saman Gunadasa, 10 October 2014
The second of four articles on the political lessons of the entry of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party into the Sri Lankan government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike in June 1964.
By Keith Jones, 17 September 2014
As in Scotland today, in the run-up to the 1995 Quebec referendum, the unions and pseudo-left played a critical role in giving a “progressive” coloring to the reactionary project for an independent capitalist Quebec.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 September 2014
The Counterfire group, a split-off from Britain’s Socialist Workers Party, has published a political apologia for the Scottish National Party and Scottish nationalism.
By Jordan Shilton, 12 August 2014
The British Socialist Workers Party is consciously lining up behind the creation of a minor imperialist state in Scotland.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 5 August 2014
The Berlin political scientist Herfried Münkler is conducting a fierce campaign against Fritz Fischer, who has been a major influence on the understanding of German responsibility for the First World War.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 August 2014
One hundred years ago, the social democracy’s vote for war credits in World War I sounded the death knell of the epoch of national programs for the working class.
By Lawrence Porter—Chairman of the Detroit Workers Committee, 15 July 2014
Up to 150,000 households—behind on their bills by as little as two months, or $150—have been targeted for water shutoffs.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 July 2014
The witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative is aimed at intimidating opponents of the Abbott government.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 June 2014
The EU does not preserve European peace. It is a breeding ground for social inequality, nationalism and war.
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2014
The NPA is seeking to cover up its responsibility in pressing for imperialism to arm Sunni Islamist militias in the region, while downplaying the risk of a wider war.
By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2014
The German bourgeoisie is responding to the debacle of US imperialism in Iraq by intensifying its campaign for militarism and war.
21 June 2014
All claims that “independence” is a democratic demand, offering an alternative to cuts and austerity, are lies.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 June 2014
The recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum presents an extremely narrow, one-sided narrative that severely distorts both the causes and consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
By Peter Symonds, 16 June 2014
Hockey’s speech was a desperate attempt to defend the indefensible, marked by evasions, lies and fiddled statistics.
By Nick Beams, 30 May 2014
The Financial Times’ scurrilous attack on Thomas Piketty has been opposed by those working in the field of economic and social inequality.
By Tom Peters, 23 May 2014
The pseudo-left groups, already part the Maori-nationalist Mana party, are integrating even more closely into the New Zealand political establishment.
By David Walsh, 21 May 2014
The dismissal of the New York Times’ first female executive editor on May 14 lifted the lid, briefly and partially, on the US media establishment and its personnel.
By Marianne Arens, 21 May 2014
The role of Janine Wissler is to provide a “left” face for the right wing course of the Left Party.
By the Socialist Equality Party Australia, 17 May 2014
A genuine struggle against the budget cannot be based on swapping one set of capitalist politicians for another within the parliamentary establishment.
By Zac Hambides, 13 May 2014
The incident provided a foretaste of the diversionary campaigns that will be organised by the pseudo-left as tonight’s budget measures provoke opposition.
As geopolitical tensions grow with China
By James Cogan, 12 May 2014
The language used by Sheridan resonates with his portrayal of US and Australian foreign policy as a justified response to China’s “military build-up.”
By Alejandro López, 30 April 2014
This is the first of a two-part comment on the formation of a new party, Podemos, by the pseudo-left in Spain.
By Kumaran Ira, 8 April 2014
The petty-bourgeois “left” parties seek to block popular opposition to the shift to the right being prepared by the newly-installed Socialist Party government.
By Kumaran Ira, 29 March 2014
The New Anti-capitalist Party has responded to the rising neo-fascist vote in the municipal elections by endorsing France’s bourgeois “left” parties.
By Ognjen Markovic and Paul Mitchell, 22 March 2014
Protests in Bosnia last month originated in the working class district of Tuzla, after the closure of four privatized bankrupt factories threw thousands out of a job without redundancy pay.
By Johannes Stern, 14 March 2014
Gerhard Schröder described Putin’s actions in Ukraine as a violation of international law, but the former German chancellor also accepted that he had been in breach of international law in Yugoslavia.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 March 2014
The March 2 meeting, sponsored by liberal and “left” supporters of the Democratic Party, called on Detroit pensioners to appeal to the Obama administration to defend them.
By Steve James, 28 January 2014
The Scottish Radical Independence Campaign plays a critical role in attempting to provide some form of left camouflage for a divisive, right-wing policy.
By Jerry White, 21 January 2014
Socialist Alternative conceives of an “independent” party as a political mechanism for applying pressure on the Democratic Party.
By Jerry White, 10 January 2014
In the aftermath of the defeat of the Boeing workers at the hands of International Association of Machinists, the International Socialist Organization has published a commentary that whitewashes the role of the IAM and seeks to prevent workers from drawing any political lessons from this latest betrayal by the unions.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 December 2013
The draft program of the Left Party for the European elections contains a vehement defence of the European Union and its bailout regime.
By Paul Mitchell, 25 November 2013
The Socialist Party’s Socialism 2013 conference was a desperate exercise in covering the exposed rear of the trade union bureaucracy.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2013
In the wake of last June’s massive popular demonstrations, a group of pseudo-left parties in Brazil are engaged in political maneuvers aimed at cobbling together a “left front” coalition for the 2014 elections.
By Kate Randall, 6 November 2013
The Times and the well-off layers that it represents continue their support of Obamacare with calls for reducing “unnecessary” medical services for working families and the poor.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party
4 November 2013
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are organizing a Workers Inquiry as the next stage in the Battle of Detroit in opposition to the entire political establishment.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 November 2013
The Left Party has joined official German and international political circles calling for a strengthening of Germany’s counter-intelligence capacities.
By Jerry White, 28 October 2013
A foul spectacle is being played out in bankruptcy court in Detroit that has ominous implications for workers throughout the United States and internationally.
By Johannes Stern, 21 October 2013
The Left Party openly advocates foreign military missions and a more active military policy for German imperialism.