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.
By Shannon Jones, 16 October 2013
In so far as the report presents any explanation for the crisis in the city, it is to suggest that overly generous wages and benefits are to blame.
On the 80th anniversary of the DIA’s Rivera Court
By Tim Rivers, 30 September 2013
An exhibition of 14 mural panels commemorating the completion eighty years ago, in March 1933, of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes opened September 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2013
The Syrian opposition groups supported by the Left Party are the loudest advocates of US military intervention to topple the Assad regime.
By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013
The recent events in Egypt represent a defeat for the masses, but this does not mean the end of the revolution, it is rather the end of its initial stages.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 September 2013
The visit of German President Joachim Gauck to the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, where the Waffen-SS killed 642 civilians during World War II, gave French President Francois Hollande backing for his plans for war against Syria.
the WSWS International Editorial Board, 27 August 2013
Greek leftist Savas Michael-Matsas and academic Constantinos Moutzouris are the targets of a legal frame-up orchestrated by Greek fascists and their allies in the state.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 27 August 2013
A panel discussion at the University of Frankfurt exposed the contempt for the working class of the social democrats, Greens and Left Party.
By Fred Mazelis, 24 August 2013
The 50-year commemoration of the March on Washington is a mockery of the struggles and sacrifices embodied in the mass civil rights movement.
By Eric London, 24 August 2013
The American “left” exposes its contempt for democratic rights in its coverage of the Snowden revelations and the response of the Obama administration.
By David North, 20 August 2013
All constitutional issues are seen by Obama not as matters of legal substance but, rather, merely problems of public perception. It is not the actions of the state that need to be changed, but the perceptions of the American people.
By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2013
The Revolutionary Socialists have played a vital part in a political conspiracy against the Egyptian working class.
Patrick O’Connor—SEP Senate candidate for Victoria, 17 August 2013
The GMH agreement sets a new benchmark for the corporate assault on workers’ wages and conditions.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 August 2013
The New York Times columnist assures the former NSA contractor that the US system “will not allow an authentic whistle-blower to be unfairly punished.”
By Shannon Jones, 15 August 2013
In the wake of the Detroit bankruptcy filing, the UAW is calling for sacrifices to be imposed on workers in line with the 2009 forced bankruptcy and restructuring of the auto industry.
Gabriela Zabala—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 27 July 2013
The NTEU is backing the Greens, the very party that has propped up the minority Labor government since 2010.
By Johannes Stern, 26 July 2013
As the military regime in Egypt intensifies its crackdown on all opposition, and as the former elements of the Mubarak dictatorship are integrated into positions of power, the counter-revolutionary role of the “left” supporters of the coup is ever more clearly exposed.
By Jerry White, 26 July 2013
The bankruptcy filing by Detroit’s unelected emergency manager last week is the outcome of an anti-democratic conspiracy conducted by top political officials from both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
By David Walsh, 23 July 2013
The American news and entertainment media went into a frenzy Monday on reports that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labor and later in the day gave birth to a baby boy.
By Johannes Stern, 22 July 2013
The integration of “independent” trade unions into Egypt’s military regime exposes the anti-democratic role of groups like the Revolutionary Socialists, which have promoted them.
By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2013
The pseudo-left stands condemned by its own words and actions as political agents of imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013
In a July 5 interview, ISO leader Ahmed Shawki declared his support for the military government that took power in Egypt on July 3.
By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013
From the first line to the last, Professor Stone’s letter confirms the WSWS’s frequent warning that the entire political establishment, including its “liberal” sections, is openly hostile to democratic principles.
By Eric London and Jerry White, 8 July 2013
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin attempted to strip the American Civil War of its revolutionary significance in her keynote speech at celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
By Peter Schwarz, 3 July 2013
The deputy chair of the German Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, has spoken out against educating young unemployed people from other European countries.
By Anthony Torres, 27 June 2013
The NPA is trying to bring the popular opposition to the Socialist Party’s austerity policies into the dead end of support for the Left Front and the union bureaucracy.
By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 26 June 2013
The “People’s Assembly Against Austerity”, held in London last Saturday, was an attempt by its Labour Party and pseudo-left organisers to provide a cover for the reactionary role of the trade union bureaucracy.
By Peter Symonds, 24 June 2013
The SEP was alone in warning that the 2010 coup was bound up with a fundamental sea-change in geo-politics and a deepening assault on the basic democratic rights of the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 22 June 2013
Marx 21 is spreading lies about the character of the war in Syria, backing the efforts by the imperialist powers to re-colonise the entire Middle East.
By David Brown, 18 June 2013
Although presented as a “progressive” union by various pseudo-left groups, the California Nurses Association has suppressed the struggles of health care workers while subordinating them to the Democratic Party.
By John Chan, 17 June 2013
Edward Snowden’s revelations of criminal NSA cyber operations against China have exposed the imperialist character of the entire policy of the US “pivot to Asia.”
Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 15 June 2013
Like its counterparts around the world, the Australian political establishment is scapegoating asylum seekers.
By Johannes Stern, 27 May 2013
The Left Party has worked closely with other bourgeois parties and the security services to defend the bourgeois state from the escalating neo-Nazi NSU scandal.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2013
The ceremony in Leipzig is completely directed towards the ruling elite, with the SPD eager to confirm that it will faithfully represent its interests at a time of crisis.
By Marianne Arens, 22 May 2013
On May 14, Beppe Grillo published a racist blog post appealing to far-right forces.