By Jerry White and Joseph Kishore, 2 March 2021
Biden’s unprecedented intervention at Amazon brings to a new stage the corporatist strategy of the ruling class to integrate the unions into the state and corporate management.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2021
The elevation of an increasingly fascistic tendency in American politics is rooted in the reality of capitalism and the homicidal policy of the ruling class in response to the pandemic.
By Marcus Day, 28 February 2021
Biden’s decision to scuttle the minimum wage increase provides further confirmation that his administration is to be one of war and reaction, not social reform.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 February 2021
The act of aggression against Syria and the global escalation of US militarism constitute the foundation of bipartisan unity between Biden and the Republican Party.
By The WSWS Editorial Board, 25 February 2021
Facebook has labeled the WSWS Perspective column, "Washington Post’s 'Wuhan Lab' conspiracy theory stands exposed,” as “misinformation” and blocked users from sharing it.
By Alex Lantier, 24 February 2021
The catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a tragedy, but a comprehensive political and moral failure of the existing social order.
By Andre Damon, 23 February 2021
The Washington Post’s claims that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab have been totally discredited by the findings of the World Health Organization.
Half a million dead in the US from coronavirus pandemic: Catastrophe, crime and historical turning point
By Joseph Kishore, 23 February 2021
The catastrophic loss of life in the US is the outcome of deliberate decisions made by the ruling class and its political representatives to prioritize profit over lives.
By Tom Carter, 21 February 2021
The Texas catastrophe lays bare the real state of class relations in the richest country in the world and makes clear why essential infrastructure can no longer be entrusted to the capitalist oligarchs.
By Bryan Dyne, 20 February 2021
If society operated on the principle of rationality and human need, not the insatiable greed of the rich, the scientific advancements that made possible the Mars rover would be used to end the many ills that plague humanity.
By Kate Randall, 19 February 2021
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that in the first half of 2020, life expectancy dropped by more than one year as COVID-19 ripped through the population.
By Patrick Martin, 18 February 2021
Millions have been without power for days in the state that produces more electricity than any other in the United States.
By Andre Damon, 16 February 2021
In the face of universal scientific consensus on the natural origins of COVID-19, the Biden administration and the US media have doubled down on the lie that the disease was released from a Chinese laboratory.
By Alex Lantier, 16 February 2021
The “anti-separatist” law now set to pass in the National Assembly would allow the state to ban political organizations and prosecute their members.
By Andre Damon, 14 February 2021
The Democrats deliberately protected Trump’s co-conspirators, including the Republican House and Senate members who sought to overturn the election and those forces within the state who worked with Trump to orchestrate a stand-down of federal forces.
Democratic cowardice leaves Trump’s Republican conspirators unscathed
By Joseph Kishore, 13 February 2021
Not a single Democrat had the courage to point an accusing finger at the Republican senators and bluntly state: “All of you who condoned and legitimized Trump’s lies, who supported his claim that the election was stolen, functioned as his political accomplices in the preparation of the coup d’état.”
By Andre Damon, 11 February 2021
The Lancet, one of the world’s premiere medical journals, argues that the dead from COVID-19 in the US should be added to the toll of “missing Americans” whose deaths were attributable to the rise of social inequality over the past four decades.
11 February 2021
Second day of Trump impeachment trial
By Patrick Martin, 10 February 2021
While the Senate impeachment trial is providing devastating evidence of Trump’s criminal role in organizing the January 6 political coup, the Democratic Party is seeking to give Trump’s Republican co-conspirators an amnesty.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 9 February 2021
The video that opened the impeachment trial leaves no doubt that what occurred on January 6 was a coup d’état whose aim was the establishment of a presidential dictatorship.
By Barry Grey, 8 February 2021
It is necessary to expose the vast scope of the conspiracy headed by Trump and the role of all those who either facilitated or directly participated in it.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2021
The editorial published in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical periodicals is a devastating indictment of the policies of governments around the world in response to the pandemic.
By David Walsh, 6 February 2021
By any rational standard that takes public health into account, Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs should not be held at all.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2021
One month after retired and active-duty personnel joined the January 6 Capitol coup attempt, Pentagon brass are acknowledging the growth of fascistic forces in their ranks.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2021
The impeachment brief from the House of Representatives lays out a devastating case against Trump, but the Democrats deliberately conceal the role of leading Republicans as Trump’s accomplices.
By Andre Damon, 3 February 2021
As over 10,000 Chicago teachers and staff are engaged in a struggle to oppose the city’s effort to reopen public schools, the entire US media is waging a campaign to pressure educators to resume in-person schooling.
By Evan Blake, 2 February 2021
The struggle unfolding in Chicago is of monumental significance and must become the spearhead of a broader movement of the entire working class in a nationwide political general strike, which would send shock waves throughout the world and provoke similar struggles globally.
By David North, 31 January 2021
One year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” the response of the ruling class to the pandemic has led to the deaths of more than 2.2 million people.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 January 2021
The more than 102 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic worldwide have provided ample opportunity for the virus to mutate and become even more dangerous.
By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2021
Three weeks after the failed coup attempt by the fascist right, the Democrats have effectively dropped any effort to hold accountable those who are politically responsible.
By Barry Grey, 28 January 2021
In any politically healthy system, the Republican Party would have been irreparably discredited and disgraced by its complicity in the attempted coup. Yet less than three weeks later, it arrogantly and defiantly reasserts its defense of Trump and his fascist supporters.
By Evan Blake, 27 January 2021
Acutely aware of the militancy among educators, the corporate media and political establishment are engaged in a frenzied propaganda campaign to vilify teachers and distort science.
By Andre Damon, 26 January 2021
Facebook backed down in the face of public protests but failed to provide a credible explanation for its actions.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 25 January 2021
Facebook is engaged in an escalating campaign of state-backed internet censorship targeting socialist organizations, including the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
By Andre Damon, 23 January 2021
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 January 2021
Efforts are underway to chloroform the public about the realities of the procapitalist, imperialist politics of the Biden administration and the catastrophic economic and social conditions under which it begins.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 January 2021
Amidst an unprecedented political, social, and economic crisis of the entire capitalist order, Biden delivered remarks filled with cliches, incoherent non sequiturs and the emptiest of abstractions.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 January 2021
The Biden administration is taking office in the midst of an existential crisis of the entire American political, social and economic system.
By Andre Damon, 19 January 2021
While Biden has claimed that he would “listen to the science” in the COVID-19 pandemic, he has in reality pledged to continue the Trump administration’s drive to prematurely open schools and businesses.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2021
Jones is being prosecuted by the state of Florida for exposing its effort to cover up cases of COVID-19 and opposing the state’s policy of prematurely reopening schools.
18 January 2021
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 16 January 2021
The attempts by various left journalists to deny that the events of January 6 were an attempted coup undermines resistance to the danger of fascism.
By Andre Damon, 15 January 2021
To implement its homicidal policy of herd immunity, the ruling class is resorting to ever more violent and dictatorial forms of rule.
By Eric London, 13 January 2021
The Democratic Party’s appeals for compromise with Republican conspirators amid the ongoing coup threat makes clear the need for an independent working class intervention to stop the growth of fascism in America.
13 January 2021
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 12 January 2021
The ongoing threats of far-right violence throughout the United States, focused on Inauguration Day, January 20, must be taken seriously and counteracted by the organization of working class opposition.
By Eric London, 11 January 2021
Trump’s January 6 fascistic insurrection had high level support from within the Republican Party and critical sections of the police and military-intelligence apparatus.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 January 2021
Less than 48 hours after hundreds of people, incited by President Trump and backed by top officials in the Republican Party, stormed the US Capitol, Biden called for “unity” with his “Republican colleagues.”
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 January 2021
The Democratic Party is joining with the Republicans and the Trump administration to cover up for those politically responsible for fascist violence at the US Capitol.
By David North, 7 January 2021
The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.
By Andre Damon, 6 January 2021
The events of this week have made clear that US President Donald Trump is actively engaged in a conspiracy to reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, overthrow the Constitution, and establish a dictatorship in the United States.
By Thomas Scripps, 4 January 2021
A political decision has been reached that upholds the threat to democratic rights represented by the prosecution’s case, leaves Assange in danger of continued persecution, and demands the intensification of the campaign to secure his freedom.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 4 January 2021
The pandemic is a “trigger event” that manifests in a highly concentrated form the contradictions of the global capitalist system and is unleashing long-suppressed forces of social transformation.
By Benjamin Mateus, 31 December 2020
The New York Times has used Dr. Moore’s tragic death to promote its racialist narrative of American society and the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2020
The year is ending amid the greatest economic contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but Wall Street is finishing the year at a record high.
By Andre Damon, 29 December 2020
One year after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in China, December was the deadliest month of the pandemic both in the United States and the world.
By Patrick Martin, 24 December 2020
The four mercenaries, all former Marines, killed 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007 in an unprovoked slaughter in Baghdad.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 December 2020
While the government spends money like water to prop up big business and the Federal Reserve funnels trillions into the stock market, nothing is being done to spare the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 22 December 2020
The most important fact about the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill, which was moving through the US Congress Monday night, is that it is grossly inadequate to meet the vast social needs exposed by the pandemic.
By Robert Stevens, 21 December 2020
With hospitals already overwhelmed throughout the world, scientists are sounding the alarm about a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain and is leading to a major surge in infections.
By David North, 19 December 2020
The Pandemic of 2020 has revealed before the entire world the irreconcilable economic, social and moral chasm that divides the capitalist drive for profit from the most essential needs of the overwhelming majority of mankind.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2020
The massive spread of COVID-19 in the United States is the result of a deliberate policy of sacrificing lives to protect the profit interests of major corporations.
Almost 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths in Germany: The criminal outcome of keeping businesses and schools open
By Christoph Vandreier, 17 December 2020
Despite the horrific number of deaths, all parties in the German parliament continue to put profit before lives and health.
For emergency action to save lives! Close schools and shut down nonessential production! Full compensation for workers!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 16 December 2020
Every day that emergency action is not taken to stop the pandemic means thousands of more deaths.
After Electoral College confirms Democratic Party victory
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2020
In his remarks Monday night, Biden sought to cover over the collapse of American democracy with appeals for “unity.”
By Bryan Dyne, 14 December 2020
Sweden’s response to the pandemic, which involved allowing schools and businesses to stay open while most of the world enacted lockdowns, was hailed as a model by all sections of the US and European political establishment.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 12 December 2020
Hundreds of thousands of lives can be saved if emergency action is taken, but the working class must intervene with its own program in opposition to the ruling class and the capitalist system.
By Johannes Stern, 11 December 2020
Two weeks before Christmas, the COVID-19 pandemic is raging out of control in Europe.
11 December 2020
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2020
The SEP condemns the fascistic police raid on Jones’ home, meant to suppress her work exposing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida and in schools across the US.
By Andre Damon and David North, 9 December 2020
The demand by the political and media establishment that society must prioritize “the economy” over the preservation of human life implies that mass death is essentially necessary and unavoidable.
By Evan Blake, 8 December 2020
The driving force behind the homicidal campaign to open schools and nonessential workplaces is not science or public health, but rather the profit interests of the capitalist class.
By Patrick Martin, 7 December 2020
In his first rally speech since his defeat in the November 2020 presidential election, Trump called for overturning the election result, demanded “revenge” against his political opponents and spoke about sending “the military in” to “radical left” cities.
By Keith Jones, 5 December 2020
Just in the past eleven days, tens of millions have joined strikes or mass protests.
Immediate action is necessary to save hundreds of thousands of lives!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 December 2020
Unless urgent measures are taken to shut down nonessential production, a quarter-million lives could be lost to the COVID-19 pandemic within the next three months.
Facebook speech falsely claims massive vote fraud
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2020
Trump is deliberately inciting fascist forces through his baseless claims of a “stolen election.”
By Eric London, 2 December 2020
As the deaths pile up in every country, the ruling class is taking advantage of the pandemic to orchestrate an unprecedented transfer of wealth from the working class to the rich.
By Andre Damon, 1 December 2020
Despite a months-long media campaign claiming it is safe to reopen schools, every reputable scientific study has shown that closing schools is one of the most effective ways to contain the pandemic.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 November 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement is a warning to the working class in the United States and internationally that even as numerous coronavirus vaccines are nearing completion, workers and youth will continue to be sent into workplaces and schools to needlessly get sick and die.
30 November 2020
By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2020
Born on Nov. 28, 1820, Engels was the co-founder of scientific socialism with his friend Karl Marx, who was two-and-a-half years his senior. Two hundred years later, their life’s work is of burning contemporary relevance.
By Alex Lantier, 27 November 2020
An irrepressible conflict is emerging between the working class and the financial aristocracy, powerful sections of which support building a fascist police state
By Andre Damon, 26 November 2020
Amid mass unemployment, hunger and death, America’s financial oligarchy is celebrating a bumper year.
By Eric London, 25 November 2020
The nomination of a series of right-wing women and minority representatives of the military-intelligence complex encapsulates and exposes the right-wing essence of identity politics.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 November 2020
Even as travel this week is expected to decline from last year, with many citing concerns over COVID-19 as a reason to stay home, the movement of tens of millions across the country threatens to massively accelerate the spread of COVID-19.
By Kate Randall, 23 November 2020
As the rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths continues unabated, working-class families across the US are facing hunger and poverty on a scale not seen since the Great Depression.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2020
The extra-constitutional attempts to nullify the US elections and overturn basic democratic rights cannot be accomplished without massive state repression.
As Europe’s governments preside over mass death, workers must fight for the shutdown of nonessential production and schools
By Jordan Shilton, 20 November 2020
Growing numbers of workers and young people support the demand for the shutdown of nonessential production and ending of in-person teaching in schools to contain the pandemic.
By Jerry White, 19 November 2020
Anger among workers is boiling over as corporations keep operating even though COVID-19 infections are spreading uncontrollably throughout factories and other workplaces.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2020
The bombing of Natanz or any other Iranian nuclear facility would be a war crime of world historic proportions.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2020
The top White House coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, called for the people of Michigan to “rise up” against the new public health measures announced by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 November 2020
Three events over the past three days cast light on the character of Trump’s post-election conspiracies and the social and economic interests driving them.
By Andre Damon, 14 November 2020
All sections of the ruling class are opposed to taking measures necessary to contain the pandemic. That is why workers must take emergency action.
By Will Morrow, 13 November 2020
The thousands of deaths now occurring every day were not inevitable; they are the product of a deliberate policy by the European ruling class.
By Marcus Day, 12 November 2020
Rank-and-file safety committees must be expanded and organized to prepare walkouts to shut down non-essential plants, warehouses and other workplaces.
By Socialist Equality Party (US) Political Committee, 11 November 2020
The events of the past 48 hours have made clear that President Donald Trump is refusing to accept his electoral defeat and is actively engaged in a coup to overturn the elections and establish a personalist dictatorship.
By Andre Damon, 10 November 2020
The announcement of progress on a COVID-19 vaccine makes all the more necessary urgent measures to stop the spread of the virus until the vaccine is widely available.
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2020
This weekend, the world hit 50 million reported cases of COVID-19 and deaths surpassed 1.25 million, as the Americas and Europe faced the worst stage of the pandemic to date.
By Eric London, 8 November 2020
There is a vast gulf between the sentiments driving millions of workers and youth to vote against Trump and the concerns of the faction of the ruling class represented by the Democratic Party.
By Joseph Kishore, 7 November 2020
There are currently intense discussions behind the scenes over how to resolve the unprecedented political crisis in the United States and the makeup of any future Biden administration.