By Bryan Dyne, 28 January 2020
The outbreak in China has exposed the vulnerability of contemporary society to new strains of infectious disease, dangers for which no capitalist government has adequately prepared.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 January 2020
Auschwitz was at the heart of the machinery of industrialised mass murder that spanned the entire continent. Jews, Sinti, political opponents of the Nazi regime and others were deported to the death camp from every part of occupied Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2020
Among the hundreds of thousands who filled the streets of Baghdad were workers and youth whose entire lives have been shaped by the crimes of US imperialism.
By Andre Damon, 24 January 2020
Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.
By James Cogan, 23 January 2020
The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has opened the floodgates for a global war on independent and critical journalism and the imposition of sweeping censorship.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2020
The public and vicious campaign by Democratic Party leaders against Sanders only underscores the political bankruptcy of his perspective of reforming this organization.
By Niles Niemuth, 21 January 2020
The bankers, corporate executives and heads of state attending the World Economic Forum this week look on with fear at the eruption of social opposition all over the world.
By James Cogan, 20 January 2020
For all the proclamations by corporations and governments that they accept the need to reduce fossil fuel use, carbon emissions rose to the highest ever level in 2019.
By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2020
The Berlin meeting is reminiscent of the infamous Congo Conference, also held in Berlin in 1884-85 and aimed at the complete colonization of Africa.
By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2020
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump’s increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
By Keith Jones, 16 January 2020
The killing of the military leader, widely viewed as second only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran’s power structure, constitutes a dramatic escalation of the Trump administration’s campaign of “maximum pressure” on Iran.
By Barry Grey, 15 January 2020
Following Trump’s order for the murder of Iranian General Suleimani, his denunciations of political opponents for “taking the side of terrorists” can only be interpreted as a threat of violence.
By Eric London and Thomas Scripps, 14 January 2020
The prosecution of Assange is a travesty of justice that will forever stain the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and Ecuador.
By Andre Damon, 13 January 2020
The normalization of extrajudicial killing is the outcome of the “war on terror” and decades of continuous war.
By Keith Jones, 11 January 2020
Tens of millions of workers, youth and rural toilers participated in Wednesday’s all-India one-day general strike, transcending communal, caste and ethno-linguistic divides.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2020
On Thursday, House Democrats backed a “concurrent” resolution that places no meaningful restrictions on Trump’s ability to launch a war against Iran.
By Bill Van Auken and David North, 9 January 2020
The media falsely claims that Trump’s failure to order immediate strikes against Iran signals an opening for peace.
By James Cogan, 8 January 2020
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will go down in history as the political leader who secretly went on holiday to Hawaii while the country burned.
By Andre Damon and David North, 7 January 2020
To present with any degree of honesty the life of Major General Qassem Suleimani would require acknowledging the criminal role the United States has played in subverting the interests of the people of Iran and the entire Middle East for upwards of 70 years.
By The International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 January 2020
Trump’s provocation of a war with Iran is an attempt to find a way out of the increasingly desperate crisis of American capitalism—international and domestic—through spectacular acts of violence.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 January 2020
In a reckless and criminal act, the Trump administration has effectively declared war on Iran, threatening to drag the whole world into a catastrophic conflict.
By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2020
The 2010s were years of intensifying capitalist crisis, which set into motion a global resurgence of class conflict. The 2020s will witness the immense growth of the international movement of the working class for socialism.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2019
The ferocity with which the entire US national security apparatus responded to a temporary delay in sending anti-tank missiles and radar to Ukraine raises the question: Is there a timetable for using these weapons in combat against Russia?
By Patrick Martin, 30 December 2019
A new report documents the gruesome record of the Navy Seal commander Trump has praised and pardoned.
By Barry Grey, 28 December 2019
The wealth of the world’s 500 richest people rose 25 percent in 2019, reaching a combined net worth of $5.9 trillion.
By Andre Damon, 27 December 2019
Amid a global upsurge of political protests and strikes, governments all over the world are shutting down the internet in desperate bids to stem the tide of popular opposition.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 December 2019
At a time when the ruling elite is celebrating the continued rise in the stock market and patting themselves on the back for historically low unemployment figures, the number of people who are being thrown out on the streets is on the rise.
By Patrick Martin and Andre Damon, 23 December 2019
The move makes clear that, despite the bitter foreign policy differences at the heart of the impeachment drive, the two parties of American capitalism are united on fundamental issues.
By Keith Jones, 21 December 2019
India has been convulsed by a growing wave of mass protests in opposition to the Modi government’s Hindu supremacist citizenship law.
By Alex Lantier, 20 December 2019
This week General Pierre de Villiers called for more “firmness” in repressing the weeks-long mass strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s austerity agenda.
The impeachment crisis
By Patrick Martin and Andre Damon, 19 December 2019
Despite the ferocity of conflict over impeachment, the Democrats and Republicans represent the twin imperatives of American imperialism: the drive toward war and fascistic authoritarianism.
By Eric London, 18 December 2019
Yesterday, the whistleblower celebrated her 32nd birthday in a prison cell.
By Alex Lantier, 17 December 2019
The strike movement in France is part of a global upsurge of the class struggle that has led to mass strikes and protests on every continent.
By Patrick Martin, 16 December 2019
In the midst of the impeachment inquiry, congressional Democrats are collaborating with Trump on trade war, attacks on immigrants, and a massive military build-up.
By Statement of the WSWS Editorial Board, 14 December 2019
The electoral debacle suffered by the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn in the UK general election is yet another example of the political bankruptcy of what passes for the left and labour organisations.
By Bryan Dyne, 13 December 2019
Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration were well aware of deadly safety problems of the 737 Max 8 aircraft that cost 346 human lives.
By Andre Damon, 12 December 2019
Regardless of the its final outcome in the House and Senate, the impeachment proceedings will have reactionary and dangerous repercussions.
By Nick Beams, 11 December 2019
A full accounting would reveal that his policies, imposed on behalf of the American capitalist class, resulted in untold social misery and the premature death of millions of people, not only in the US but around the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2019
The documents published by the Washington Post constitute a damning indictment of both major parties as well as the media for lying to the American people for two decades.
By Tom Carter, 9 December 2019
Five years after the release of the Senate report on CIA torture, the gruesome drawings contained in the Seton Hall Law School paper on “How America Tortures” are a powerful indictment of the entire US political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 7 December 2019
The working class faces a fight to bring down the Macron government, drawing into struggle ever broader layers of workers and youth in France and internationally.
By Kate Randall, 6 December 2019
The Trump Administration announced Wednesday a rule change that will deprive nearly 700,000 people of benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, increasing hunger for countless families.
By Alex Lantier, 5 December 2019
Explosive conflicts over trade and military policy between Washington and its main European allies erupted this week at the NATO summit in London.
By Jerry White, 4 December 2019
The concessions forced on GM and Ford workers were imposed by the United Auto Workers, which a lawsuit by GM describes as an organization that was “acquired” by Fiat Chrysler.
Halt the extradition of Julian Assange!
By Eric London, 3 December 2019
The surveillance violates the centuries-old right to attorney-client privilege and exposes the prosecution and extradition effort as an illegal frame-up.
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2019
The Democratic Party establishment wants to ensure that issues of social inequality are not a focal point in the elections, even in the toothless form represented by Sanders and Warren.
By Oscar Grenfell, 30 November 2019
The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2019
The announcement of 9,500 job cuts by the German automaker Audi is part of a global offensive against the jobs and living standards of autoworkers all over the world.
By Niles Niemuth, 28 November 2019
A study published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that the fall in life expectancy in the US is the product of a decades-long assault on the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2019
The unprecedented intervention in defense of Navy Seal Edward Gallagher is aimed not just at facilitating war crimes abroad, but at preparing forces to be used against the working class at home.
By Chris Marsden, 26 November 2019
The doctors’ action marks a new stage in the struggle to free Assange because it has been taken independently by a group of professional workers, animated by profound concern for his fate and for democratic rights.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 November 2019
A whistleblower’s memo establishes that the July 2018 OPCW report on the alleged chemical attack in Douma falsified the findings of investigators to justify the attack on Syrian government forces carried out by the US, the UK and France.
By Andre Damon, 23 November 2019
The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.
By Eric London, 22 November 2019
The extraordinary lawsuit filed by General Motors peels back the curtain on the “purchase” of the United Auto Workers by Fiat Chrysler and the other automakers.
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2019
The principal crime revealed in the impeachment hearings is how American imperialism conducts itself towards smaller and less powerful nations such as Ukraine.
By Oscar Grenfell, 20 November 2019
The discrediting of the Swedish investigation, which played a linchpin role in the US-led pursuit of Assange, exposes the lawless character of the entire operation against the WikiLeaks founder.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 November 2019
The US media has remained largely silent as more than 330 unarmed demonstrators have been killed in the streets of the Iraqi capital.
By Andre Damon, 18 November 2019
A report published Friday confirms many of the central allegations made by the World Socialist Web Site in 2017 regarding Google’s censorship of the internet.
By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2019
The public hearings on impeachment have brought to light bitter recriminations within the US ruling elite sparked by the failure of its anti-Russia efforts in Ukraine.
By Alex Lantier, 15 November 2019
With its anti-worker policies, the “left populist” party Podemos allows the neo-fascists to grow by posturing as the only opposition to a corrupt political establishment.
By Barry Grey, 14 November 2019
The American financial oligarchy is indignant over any possibility of having to give up a part of their fortune to pay for things such as health care, education, housing and a livable environment.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2019
Backed by Washington, the violent coup in Bolivia has been facilitated by the political cowardice and treachery of the Morales government and its ruling MAS party.
By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2019
Vox is part of a broad trend in European capitalist politics toward the promotion of neo-fascist parties, nationalism and the furious public legitimization of fascist dictators.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 November 2019
In a hypocritical address invoking a worldwide crusade for “freedom,” Pompeo escalated US threats of global war.
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2019
While couched in demagogic language accusing Facebook of “profiting” off of “disinformation,” the Democrats’ campaign for internet censorship is aimed at silencing political opposition and dissent.
By Tom Hall, 8 November 2019
The United Auto Workers is currently trying to ram through a concessions contract at Ford following the shutdown of the GM strike, even as its president faces imminent charges for stealing workers’ money.
By Johannes Stern, 7 November 2019
In a lecture on the theme of “Germany’s role in a globalised world,” the president of the parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, called for a return to a foreign policy of military violence.
Socialist Equality Party stands in UK general election: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!
By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 November 2019
The Socialist Equality Party is standing candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.
By Andre Damon, 5 November 2019
The newspapers most closely associated with the Democratic Party and the US intelligence agencies are inciting racially-motivated suspicions of Americans of Chinese ancestry.
By Oscar Grenfell, 4 November 2019
Melzer’s statements confirm that the British government, acting on behalf of the US administration of President Donald Trump, is seeking nothing less than Assange’s psychological and physical destruction.
By Barry Grey and Andre Damon, 2 November 2019
In light of Thursday’s vote in the House of Representatives to formalize the impeachment inquiry against Trump, it is worth contrasting the events now unfolding in Washington to those that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon 45 years ago.
By Andre Damon, 1 November 2019
The move by Twitter is a capitulation to demands by congressional Democrats and the media that technology companies more aggressively censor political statements, in the guise of “fact-checking.”
By Bryan Dyne, 31 October 2019
At House and Senate hearings this week, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg acknowledged that he knew of the dangers of the 737 Max 8, yet not a single congressman or senator suggested that he should be criminally prosecuted.
By Eric London, 30 October 2019
The political awakening of the most educated, urbanized and technologically interconnected generation in history is of critical strategic significance for the entire working class.
By Andre Damon, 29 October 2019
Whether Baghdadi was an enemy of the United States, a CIA asset, or both, one thing is certain: the rise of ISIS was the byproduct of criminal actions by the US government spanning four decades.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 October 2019
The targeted assassination of the ISIS leader was politically timed to deflect criticism within the US ruling establishment and its military and intelligence apparatus of Trump’s Syria policy.
By Tom Carter, 26 October 2019
The epidemic of police brutality in the US, which enjoys the full backing of the state, is a product of a social and economic system in deep crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 October 2019
The past week has seen a new stage in the eruption of the global class struggle, with mass protests bringing two seemingly disparate countries to a halt over what are undeniably similar grievances that are rooted in the historic and systemic crisis of the global capitalist system.
By Oscar Grenfell, 24 October 2019
The appearance of Assange, ill and defenceless, before a magistrate who showed contempt for the law, makes clear that the persecution of the award-winning journalist has been a pseudo-legal travesty from the beginning.
By Andrea Lobo, 23 October 2019
The military-police crackdown on protests in Chile is only one of the most shocking expressions of the global turn toward dictatorship by governments throughout the world.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2019
In a full-page editorial in its Sunday edition, the New York Times engaged in a vicious anti-Chinese rant, warning of a “dangerous and growing threat” by the “aggressive … Communist state.”
By Marcus Day, 21 October 2019
The strike by 48,000 US General Motors is part of an eruption of social struggle throughout the United States and the world.
As global economy enters synchronised slowdown
By Nick Beams, 19 October 2019
The entire global financial system has become so dependent upon and addicted to the endless supply of ultracheap money that even the slightest move to reduce it threatens to set off a crisis.
By Tom Hall, 18 October 2019
The UAW is attempting to force through concessions that will set a new benchmark for exploitation for generations to come.
By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2019
The Spanish Supreme Court’s sentencing Monday of a dozen Catalan nationalists to a decade in prison for sedition is a politically illegitimate ruling that will live in infamy.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 October 2019
The Democratic Party’s saber-rattling response to the Syrian fiasco helps Trump fraudulently posture as an opponent of war.
By Jerry White, 15 October 2019
The United Auto Workers’ isolation of the month-long strike by GM workers can be broken if workers take the conduct of the struggle into their own hands, call out Ford and Fiat Chrysler and unify with Mack Truck strikers, copper miners and other workers.
By the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party, 14 October 2019
The defeat of Trump’s efforts to create an extreme rightwing authoritarian regime and the defense of democratic rights require the political mobilization of the working class.
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 October 2019
While Assange is subjected to what amounts to torture in a British prison, the war criminals he has done so much to expose walk free.
The irrationality of capitalism: Millions cut off from electricity, lives endangered by California utility PG&E
By Evan Blake, 11 October 2019
The forced blackouts affecting over two million people and businesses across 34 counties in Northern California serve as a stark example of the irrationality of the capitalist system.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2019
Whatever his immediate intentions, Trump has admitted that successive US governments have engaged in war crimes resulting in mass murder.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2019
The Democrats have chosen quite deliberately to base their opposition to Trump on the most reactionary, anti-democratic grounds possible: support for the intelligence agencies and American imperialism.
Expand the strike to Ford and FCA!
By Eric London, 8 October 2019
The outcome of the strike will determine conditions of life for millions of workers across not just the auto industry, but all workplaces for years to come.
By James Cogan, 7 October 2019
John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, has warned that his son “may die” as a result of the conditions under which he is being imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 October 2019
Iraqi security forces opened fire on unarmed civilians for the fourth day in a row Friday as protesters poured into the streets once again in defiance of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s declaration of a round-the-clock curfew.
By Alex Lantier, 4 October 2019
The Trump administration’s announcement of tariffs on $7.5 billion on EU goods is only the latest shot in a spiraling trade war that is dragging the global economy toward recession.
By Eric London, 3 October 2019
According to the New York Times, Trump called for electrifying the border fence and shooting immigrants as they entered the US.
By Jerry White, 2 October 2019
Although the strike has won popular support and hit the company’s bottom line, it cannot be won unless rank-and-file workers take the conduct of the struggle out of the hands of the UAW.
Seventy years since the Chinese Revolution
By Peter Symonds, 1 October 2019
The political heirs of Mao Zedong cannot explain how and why the aspirations of working people for a socialist future, for which so many sacrificed 70 years ago, have resulted in the dead end of capitalism today.
By Andre Damon, 30 September 2019
While the Democrats declare that “Congress must do all it can to protect… all whistleblowers,” they support exile and prison for the men and women who have exposed the crimes of US imperialism.