By David North, 4 May 2015
This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.
By Andre Damon, 2 May 2015
The ongoing global economic slump is inseparable from the parasitic activities of the financial oligarchy, aided and abetted by the state.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 May 2015
The military-police mobilization in Baltimore, Maryland has laid bare the class divide in America and the bankruptcy of the entire political system.
By Peter Symonds, 30 April 2015
Abe’s address to the US Congress was pitched at cementing US-Japanese military collaboration in Asia against an unstated enemy—China.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 29 April 2015
The eruption of mass anger in Baltimore, Maryland over the police murder of Freddie Gray, and the subsequent military-police takeover of the city have revealed the reality of social life in America.
By Nick Beams, 28 April 2015
The meetings of the SEP (Australia), held in the teeth of an official campaign to glorify militarism and attempts to prevent them from taking place, gave conscious political expression to opposition to war and attacks on democratic rights.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 April 2015
An article that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday describes a drone assassination program that has become bureaucratized and institutionalized and enjoys the support of the entire political establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2015
President Obama’s admission that CIA drone missiles killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda has evoked no significant questioning of the program of targeted killings.
By Andre Damon, 24 April 2015
The horrific police murder of Freddie Gray encapsulates the brutal and exploitative character of social relations in America.
By Johannes Stern, 23 April 2015
The European powers are seizing on the mass drownings in the Mediterranean to further their plans for the recolonization of Africa.
By Nick Beams, 22 April 2015
The attempt to block the SEP meeting shows the fear in ruling circles of mass anti-war sentiment being provided with a socialist and revolutionary political program.
By Jerry White, 21 April 2015
Detroit officials are getting ready to cut off water to as many as 73,000 households.
By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2015
The horrific death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is a direct consequence of the militaristic policies of the US government, backed by its European allies, in the Middle East and Africa.
By Nick Beams and Barry Grey, 18 April 2015
Official reports prepared by the International Monetary Fund show that the global economy is not on the cusp of a recovery, but moving deeper into crisis.
By Kate Randall, 17 April 2015
The new Medicare bill, which takes aim at health care for seniors, has been hatched as a conspiracy behind the backs of the American people.
By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2015
This week’s sentencing of four Blackwater mercenaries for the murder of 17 Iraqis only begs the question: Why have no top US officials been held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands?
By James Cogan, 15 April 2015
Everything indicates that discussions have taken place, at far higher levels of the political establishment than the Burwood Council, to ban the SEP’s anti-war meeting.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2015
The Cuban leader praised Obama for his “humility” and “honesty,” while exonerating him for all the crimes of US imperialism.
By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 13 April 2015
Not since 1939, on the eve of World War II, has the danger of world war been so immediate, nor a mass movement of the working class against imperialism so necessary.
By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2015
Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rivals are seeking the support of the billionaire financiers who will determine the course of the 2016 campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2015
Washington is arming and directing a war by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies against the poorest country in the Middle East.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 April 2015
A video released Tuesday shows police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed Walter Scott in the back—the latest in an unending series of police murders in the US.
By Chris Marsden, 8 April 2015
Behind the smokescreen provided by its apologists, Syriza is making its preparations for the time when rhetoric will no longer suffice to cover for its imposition of austerity.
By Kristina Betinis and Patrick Martin, 7 April 2015
The phony “populist” campaign of “Chuy” Garcia has been mounted, under conditions of mass disaffection from the two-party system, to head off the emergence of a politically independent movement of the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 6 April 2015
The agreement with Iran does not represent a US turn towards peace, but is aimed at buttressing Washington’s position as it plans for war with Russia and China.
By Eric London, 4 April 2015
The attack on anti-discrimination laws is part of a drive to erode gains made through the social struggles of the working class, including the fight against segregation.
By Jerry White, 3 April 2015
The conviction of Atlanta educators on “racketeering” charges takes place in a country where bankers and other corporate criminals ravage the lives of tens of millions with impunity.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 April 2015
With increasing brazenness, the United States functions as the spearhead of militarism and reaction all over the world.
By Nick Beams, 1 April 2015
The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism.
Twelve years after Iraq invasion
By Bill Van Auken, 31 March 2015
With the entire region engulfed by war, Washington’s pursuit of seemingly contradictory policies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere has provoked charges of “strategic incoherence.”
By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2015
The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia.
By Niles Williamson, 28 March 2015
The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2015
The psychotic militarism of the Bush administration’s ambassador to the UN is seen by the political establishment as a legitimate approach to US foreign policy.
By Barry Grey, 26 March 2015
The revival of execution methods most people had long considered relics of a more barbaric past exposes the real state of class relations in America.
By Nick Beams, 25 March 2015
There are an increasing number of warnings that financial markets could be headed for a “liquidity crunch” if major players head for the exits at the same time.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 March 2015
With his explicit rejection of the so-called “two-state solution,” the Israeli prime minister exposed the fraud of US policy, cutting across Washington’s interests in the region.
By Andre Damon, 23 March 2015
In few places anywhere on the globe is the systematized, ruthless cruelty of the ruling class—facilitated by all factions of the political establishment—so flagrantly on display as in Detroit.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 March 2015
There is near-universal agreement among Democrats and Republicans in Washington to substantially increase funding for the already gargantuan Pentagon war machine.
By Kate Randall, 20 March 2015
The political establishment’s continued support for state-sanctioned killing reflects the barbaric and exploitative character of social relations in the United States.
By Nick Beams, 19 March 2015
The British decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has opened the way for other European powers to sign up, despite intense opposition from the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2015
If right-wing forces can once again openly agitate for a military coup, it is thanks to the reactionary role of the PT and the various pseudo-left groups that have sought to promote illusions in this capitalist party.
By Jerry White, 17 March 2015
The oil refinery strike has pitted 30,000 workers against some of the richest and most politically connected corporations in the world.
By Niles Williamson, 16 March 2015
The atrocities committed by American-backed units in Iraq, including beheadings and the desecration of corpses, expose the hypocritical claims that the war against ISIS is being waged in defense of human rights.
By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2015
The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2015
The United States is entering a 2016 presidential election campaign that demonstrates the narrow basis of the two-party system and the oligarchical character of American society.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 March 2015
The regularity of police murders in the United States has reached the point where it is appropriate to speak of the victims as casualties in a war against the country’s poor and working people.
By Nick Beams, 11 March 2015
Remarks on the Greek debt crisis by the head of the Belgian central bank, Luc Coene, expose the fictions of parliamentary democracy.
By Andre Damon, 10 March 2015
In working-class communities across the United States, police brutalize and kill with impunity, demonstrated once again in the killing of Anthony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin.
By Fred Mazelis and Joseph Kishore, 9 March 2015
Obama’s commemoration of “Bloody Sunday” was a political farce aimed at sanctifying a corrupt apparatus with the blood of those who made great sacrifices as part of the civil rights movement.
By Andre Damon, 7 March 2015
The report documents systematic and wanton brutality, violence and outright criminality on the part of police in Ferguson, Missouri.
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.