Against backdrop of UN General Assembly
By Keith Jones, 25 September 2018
The US sanctions are both manifestly illegal and reckless; under international law, they are tantamount to an act of war.
No to pressure and intimidation against the working class!
By the Socialist Equality Group of Turkey, 25 September 2018
Construction workers framed by the government should be released instantly, and their demands for humane and decent working conditions granted.
By Keith Jones, 24 September 2018
Tehran has accused Washington and its Gulf client states of facilitating Saturday’s attack.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 September 2018
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
By Tom Peters, 21 September 2018
The announcement that troops will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan further demolishes claims that the NZ Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government is a “progressive” alternative.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2018
Russian sources have reported that they tracked missiles launched by a French frigate at the time their aircraft was attacked.
By Jerry White, 17 September 2018
Thousands of workers downed their tools Friday after the latest in a series of fatal and near-fatal accidents at a construction site near Istanbul.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2018
Washington supports Israel's aggression in Syria as part of its strategy to drive back Iranian influence in the country and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2018
The anniversary has coincided with a series of increasingly punishing measures by Washington to back the Netanyahu regime in Israel and starve the Palestinians into submission.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2018
Aid groups have warned that the renewed assault on Hodeidah threatens not only to kill tens of thousands of civilians, but to push millions more into starvation.
By Andre Damon, 12 September 2018
On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new Syrian offensive in defense of Al Qaeda-linked forces.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 September 2018
The drill, which included air assaults backed by artillery fire, underscores that the seven-year war in Syria could rapidly escalate into a direct clash between the major powers.
By Kumaran Ira, 10 September 2018
This blatant attempt to criminalize humanitarian aid to refugees is a devastating exposure of the European Union and Greece’s Syriza government.
By Marianne Arens, 10 September 2018
A fragile truce prevails in the Libyan capital of Tripoli following fierce fighting last week. The city’s Mitiga airport remains closed and fighting is continuing in the south of the city.
By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2018
Afghanistan is another key strategic arena for intensifying geo-political rivalry between the major powers.
Report by Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media undermines claims of chemical attack in Douma
By Paul Bond, 6 September 2018
In the face of the orchestrated attack on the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media as “Apologists for Assad,” the careful work by Paul McKeigue, Jake Mason, David Miller and Piers Robinson is all the more noteworthy.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2018
Claims of “humanitarian” concerns and warnings over the use of chemical weapons signal a growing threat of US intervention in defense of the “rebels.”
As IAEA confirms Iranian compliance with nuclear deal
By Jordan Shilton, 3 September 2018
The latest IAEA findings expose the Trump administration’s provocative policy, which threatens to plunge the entire region into military conflict.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2018
The cutoff of funding is meant to punish Palestinians for protesting Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
3 September 2018
By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2018
The nationality law, enshrining Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, not the state of all its citizens irrespective of religion or ethnicity, is fanning the flames of racial hatred.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 August 2018
Washington has backed the slaughter as part of a region-wide offensive to weaken the influence of Iran and assert US hegemony over the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 August 2018
Threats against the Assad government over the use of chemical weapons have set up the pretext for a sharp escalation of US military intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 August 2018
The barbaric beheadings, like the slaughter of the civilian population in Yemen, are carried out with the blessings of a US government that routinely pursues its predatory policies under the phony banner of human rights.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 August 2018
May’s announcement is a servile response to the demands of Trump, who has reversed his election promise to reduce US involvement in Afghanistan.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2018
The Turkish president vowed to retaliate against “traitors” undermining the economy as the lira slid again precipitously on Monday.
By James Cogan, 10 August 2018
The latest assault, which killed three people, follows repeated threats by the Israeli government to launch another full-scale military intervention.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2018
PayPal’s action is part of a broader censorship drive by US technology and social media giants, working closely with US and Israeli intelligence agencies.
By Peter Symonds, 8 August 2018
Under the banner of “peace,” the US is preparing for trade war and war—not only against Iran, but against all potential rivals, including its European and Asian allies.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2018
In at least three countries where US forces are engaged in combat operations, the Pentagon and its local proxies are allying themselves with ISIS and Al Qaeda in pursuit of strategic interests.
By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2018
The blood on Sisi’s hands also drenches the palms of political leaders of all the major parties in the US, Europe and other imperialist powers.
By Peter Symonds, 30 July 2018
Following Trump’s belligerent threats against Iran, a national security meeting was convened in Washington to thrash out the next stage in the escalating confrontation.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2018
Mass protests have erupted across southern and central Iraq over unemployment, the cutoff of electricity and running water, and the lack of opportunity for young people.
By Keith Jones, 16 July 2018
In recent days, Israel has stepped up its campaign to crush resistance in Gaza, intensifying its economic blockade, shooting scores of protesters, and mounting massive air strikes.
By Alec Andersen, 16 July 2018
Thousands took part in mass demonstrations in southern Iraq over the weekend against the intolerable economic conditions that prevail 15 years after the US-led war for regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018
With 8 million already on the brink of famine and 22 million dependent upon food aid, the paralysis of Hodeidah threatens to claim millions of lives.
By Niles Niemuth, 7 June 2018
Unlike the hysteria generated over the fake gas attack in Douma earlier this year, the revelations of massive US war crimes in Raqqa have been treated as a non-event by the media.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2018
For all their differences with Trump, and evident distaste for Netanyahu, the European leaders did not seek to distance themselves from his demands because they know he speaks for Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2018
The report documents the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the US siege of Raqqa last year, including the massacre of entire families.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2018
The Saudi-led and US-backed assault on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to plunge millions more into famine.
By Barry Mason, 21 May 2018
The US, UK and other western countries have supported the Saudi intervention. Like Saudi Arabia, they regard the war against the Houthis as a proxy conflict with Iran.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 May 2018
The European powers are furious because Trump’s threats cut across their attempts to exploit Iran economically and fear sanctions presage a war that will destabilise the Middle East
By Jean Shaoul, 16 May 2018
The death toll rose above the 58 announced Monday due to two additional shootings and the death of an eight-month-old baby due to gas inhalation.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018
The shooting dead of at least 60 unarmed protesters in Gaza, along with the wounding of over 2,700 more, is a war crime for which all involved bear collective and personal responsibility.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2018
No grouping of parties has won anywhere near the support needed to form a government.
By Halil Celik, 14 May 2018
Washington’s reimposition of punishing economic sanctions on Iran, and its plans to force other countries to follow suit, threatens to roil the already crisis-ridden Turkish economy.
By Jordan Shilton, 12 May 2018
Announced the same day as Israel launched its largest-ever direct assault on Iranian infrastructure in Syria, the sanctions mark a further step by US imperialism in the direction of an all-out military confrontation with Iran.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2018
The Gaza Health Ministry reported that among the hundreds who were wounded in the attack on unarmed, peaceful protestors, 143 were shot with live ammunition.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 May 2018
After Israeli war planes targeted Iranian personnel in Syria for the third time in less than a month, Iranian Quds forces reportedly launched rockets into northern Israel.
By Keith Jones, 9 May 2018
In its reckless and ruinous drive for global hegemony, US imperialism, like the Nazi regime, makes diplomatic agreements only to break them when expedient.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 May 2018
With Trump’s allies signaling that he will rip up the agreement, Israel has issued increasingly bellicose threats against Iran.
By Johannes Stern, 8 May 2018
The following speech was delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2018
Netanyahu’s bellicose speech indicting Iran, following on the heels of missile strikes on Syria, underscores the growing threat of a region-wide war.
By Will Morrow, 28 April 2018
For the fifth Friday in a row, the Israeli army rained gunfire on thousands of unarmed protesters in Gaza, bringing the number killed since March 30 to 45.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2018
With the full support of the US and its allies, Saudi Arabia has been waging an unrelenting war against Yemen for more than three years, killing thousands of civilians.
By Peter Symonds, 17 April 2018
Western governments and media that propagated unsubstantiated claims of a chemical weapons attack to justify illegal missile strikes on Syria are seeking to cover their tracks.
By Barry Grey, 16 April 2018
The bases for new provocations and fresh pretexts for military aggression are already being laid.
By The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 14 April 2018
All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2018
Die Welt demanded the “eradication of the Assad regime” and the deployment of “hundreds of thousands of soldiers” to Syria to “in the worst case scenario, fight Russians and Iranians.”
By Jean Shaoul, 14 April 2018
Yesterday’s casualties follow Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s earlier pledge of a “reaction of the harshest kind.”
By James Cogan, 13 April 2018
The US secretary of state nominee, CIA head Mike Pompeo, left no doubt yesterday that the Putin regime in Russia is the main target behind the war crisis in the Middle East.
By Jordan Shilton, 13 April 2018
The Russian, Turkish and Iranian economies are coming under pressure amid the growing war danger, while Israel is preparing for a wider regional conflict.
By James Cogan, 11 April 2018
The New York Times and Washington Post have sent a clear message to Trump that a limited attack will be denounced as worse than useless.
By Roger Jordan, 11 April 2018
Canada has signalled its support for the coming US attack on Syria, by pledging to work with its “international partners” to punish Syria and “its backers” with “all available means.”
By Halil Celik, 10 April 2018
The alleged chemical weapons attack provides an all-too convenient excuse for both countries to deepen their existing operations in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2018
The rhetoric of the Trump administration indicates that preparations are being made by the Pentagon for stepped-up military operations in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2018
The move came after intense pressure from the Pentagon and much of the corporate media for a more aggressive anti-Russian and anti-Iranian posture.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 March 2018
Demonstrations are set to continue for six weeks until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel and the subsequent war between Israel and her Arab neighbours.
By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2018
The al-Sisi regime has been mobilizing tens of thousands of heavily armed troops and security forces across the country to stifle any protest.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2018
The White House gave the Saudi regime unconditional support for its war in Yemen, while cementing the anti-Iranian alliance between Washington and Riyadh.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2018
Neither the warmongers in Washington and London, nor their media apologists, have been held to account for the greatest crime of the 21st century.
By Halil Celik, 21 March 2018
While drifting away from its NATO partners, Ankara has forged closer relations, including both trade and military ties, with Russia and Iran, two main targets of US imperialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2018
The imminent fall of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has been accompanied by Turkey’s overrunning of Afrin in the north, signaling a new stage in the seven-year-old Syrian war.
By Halil Celik and James Cogan, 14 March 2018
Russia’s top military commander has vowed to retaliate against any attack on its forces in Syria, while Turkey is intensifying its offensive against US-backed rebels.
By Johannes Stern, 8 March 2018
No sooner had the membership of the SPD voted for the continuation of the government alliance with the CDU/CSU, plans for new military operations were announced.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2018
Netanyahu, facing criminal indictment in Israel, and Trump, his administration in deepening crisis, met to discuss plans for an escalation of military aggression against Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 March 2018
The “open letter” was clearly addressed to Washington and its allies, demanding the escalation of their use of armed force against the war-ravaged country.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2018
The orchestrated outcry over civilian deaths in Ghouta and chorus of chemical weapons allegations are aimed at preparing a major new imperialist escalation in the Middle East.
By Chris Marsden, 26 February 2018
Tensions between the United States, Russia, Iran, and Turkey remained high in the wake of a US attack that killed dozens of Russian troops.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2018
US media outlets have seized on the escalation of violence to call for the expansion of Washington’s illegal military intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2018
The Trump administration is threatening to abrogate the Iran nuclear agreement in order to force the European powers to adopt a hard line against Tehran.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2018
The deaths of Russian military contractors under the rain of bombs and missiles unleashed by the Pentagon has sharply escalated war tensions.
By Johannes Stern, 13 February 2018
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced the build-up in the course of her trip to the Middle East last weekend.
By Chris Marsden, 12 February 2018
Israel attacked 12 of the country’s main air defence sites, which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) described as “Iranian targets.”
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2018
The reports of Russian casualties came as Turkey resumed its own air strikes against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2018
Washington’s threat to retaliate over alleged use of chemical weapons comes amid a steady widening of the multi-sided war in Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 February 2018
Israel has a less than one percent success rate for asylum seekers, far below that of European Union countries.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 27 January 2018
India’s burgeoning military-strategic partnership with Israel dovetails with its ever-more pronounced alignment with Washington and its principal Asian allies, Japan and Australia.
By James Cogan, 19 January 2018
The pretext that the motive of the US in Syria was to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been cast aside.
By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2018
Having proclaimed the defeat of ISIS, Washington is determined to prosecute its goal of ousting the Iranian- and Russian-backed Syrian regime.
By Keith Jones, 13 January 2018
Trump insisted he will issue no further waivers of economic sanctions unless the Iran nuclear agreement is rewritten in accordance with his demands.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 January 2018
The move is a violation of free speech and the right of free movement and travel.
By Jordan Shilton and Keith Jones, 8 January 2018
None of the grievances fueling the working class protests that swept across Iran in recent days have been addressed, let alone resolved.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 January 2018
A cut to the budget of the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees would have a devastating impact, particularly in the city of Gaza.
By Keith Jones, 6 January 2018
The WSWS’s attitude toward Iran is based on two fundamental factors: Iran’s character as a historically oppressed country that must be defended against imperialism and the antagonistic relationship between the Iranian bourgeoisie and working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2017
The savage intensification of the Saudi bombing campaign is a function of both Riyadh’s frustration over the stalemate in its war and the unstinting support of Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 December 2017
The report that the US is training former ISIS militants is one more indication that Washington is preparing a new phase of the war in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 December 2017
Washington is deepening the catastrophe in Yemen as part of its war preparations against Iran, threatening the lives of millions.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 December 2017
Egypt’s military junta downplayed Trump’s announcement so as not to further inflame tensions already running high due to soaring food prices and unemployment.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2017
The mass execution constitutes one more war crime in the bloody US-backed war in Iraq and Syria.