By Andre Damon, 20 August 2018
Ever-increasing social inequality in the United States is incompatible with democratic forms of rule.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2018
The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: “It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it.”
By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2018
The warfare within the American state pits against each other two deeply reactionary factions of the capitalist ruling elite, personified by Trump and Brennan.
By Nick Beams, 16 August 2018
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, the growing intensity of economic warfare threatens to collapse the financial house of cards created by the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of the global banking system.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 August 2018
Underlying the reckless and punishing attack by Washington on Turkey’s economy are predatory geostrategic aims that are threatening to drag humanity into a new world war.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 August 2018
A Gallup poll released yesterday found that, for the first time, more young people and Democratic-leaning voters have a favorable view of socialism than they do of capitalism.
By Will Morrow, 13 August 2018
UPS announced its corporate handout the same day that the Teamsters national conference voted to endorse contracts for UPS workers that enforce poverty-level wages and introduce major new concessions.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 August 2018
Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2018
The slaughter of at least 43 children riding a bus is for Washington only a minor incident of “collateral damage” in its drive to war against Iran and hegemony over the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 9 August 2018
The principal aim of censorship has been, and remains, to shut down left-wing opposition to war, inequality and capitalism.
By Robert Stevens, 8 August 2018
The class struggle is reaching a higher stage of development, posing strategic issues before every section of the international working class.
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 Eric London, 6 August 2018
Sanders’ support for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is part of an operation aimed at channeling social opposition behind the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 4 August 2018
Apple, awash in profits extracted from workers all over the world, has become the first corporation to officially reach the $1 trillion milestone.
By Andre Damon, 3 August 2018
Facebook’s censorship of a major anti-fascist rally is a deliberate effort to repress and criminalize left-wing political views.
By Patrick Martin, 2 August 2018
Behind the incessant claims of no money for urgent social needs is the drive by the top 0.1 percent to monopolize all the wealth created by the working class.
By David Brown, 1 August 2018
For the second year in a row, the US state of California is the scene of death and destruction, as wildfires surge throughout the state and drive thousands from their homes.
By Johannes Stern, 31 July 2018
The Welt am Sonntag, a leading German newspaper, has published an article demanding the creation of a nuclear arsenal.
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 Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2018
The Moreno government’s negotiations to hand over Julian Assange to his persecutors are of a piece with the role played by all of the governments of Latin America’s “Pink Tide” and their pseudo-left satellites.
By Shannon Jones, 27 July 2018
The revelation that the just-retired UAW president authorized the illegal use of money from company-funded joint training centers demonstrates that the organization is engaged in a criminal conspiracy against auto workers.
By Eric London, 26 July 2018
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced plans Tuesday for mass workplace raids and the surveillance of tens of thousands of workplaces.
By Barry Grey, 25 July 2018
Despite the hysteria whipped up inside the Beltway and among affluent sections of the upper-middle class, the Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign is finding no significant response among the broad mass of the American people.
By Keith Jones, 24 July 2018
Trump’s tweet was no idle bluster. His administration is pursuing a provocative and reckless drive for regime change in Iran that threatens to ignite a catastrophic war that would set the entire Middle East ablaze.
By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2018
There is no contradiction between the influx of military-intelligence candidates into the Democratic Party and the Democrats’ making use of the services of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez to give the party a “left” cover.
By Barry Grey, 21 July 2018
The passage by the Israeli Knesset of the “Nation-State Law” enshrining Jewish supremacy as the legal foundation of the state marks a new stage in the crisis wracking Israel.
By Eric London, 20 July 2018
At the heart of the Democratic Party-led anti-Russia hysteria is the claim that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, threaten “our democracy.”
By Bill Van Auken, 19 July 2018
The Democrats have adopted a well-worn narrative from the history of the US right, merely changing the word “communism” to “Russia.”
By Eric London, 18 July 2018
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's $150 billion fortune was squeezed out of hundreds of thousands of warehouse, service and delivery workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2018
Trump’s appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki unleashed a wave of denunciations from Democrats and the media, with former top intelligence officials calling for his ouster.
By Andre Damon, 16 July 2018
Prior to Trump’s upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
Friday’s protests by hundreds of thousands of people in London made clear that masses of workers throughout the world despise Trump and everything he stands for.
By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018
All members of NATO reaffirmed their commitment to massive military rearmament, to be paid for with sweeping cuts to public infrastructure and attacks on the social position of the working class.
By Eric London, 12 July 2018
In an article published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal worries that “rising wages are beginning to eat into the profits of some US companies.”
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2018
Despite public posturing, Senate Democrats have no intention of conducting any serious struggle against the confirmation of reactionary federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
By Andre Damon, 10 July 2018
This week’s NATO summit, planned as a showcase of European rearmament, has been overshadowed by increasingly unbridgeable divisions between the US and Europe.
By Johannes Stern and Andre Damon, 9 July 2018
Germany’s establishment parties have agreed to set up mass refugee internment camps inside the country, based on the criminal and racist immigration policies of the neo-fascists.
By Nick Beams, 7 July 2018
On the eve of World War II, Leon Trotsky wrote that that the bourgeoisie “toboggans with closed eyes towards an economic and military catastrophe.” Eighty years on, his words have a profound resonance.
By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2018
Syriza’s repudiation of the Greek workers’ “no” vote on austerity exposed the class gulf separating the workers from pro-capitalist middle-class parties like Syriza.
By Gabriel Black, 5 July 2018
The money-mad fixation of the financial oligarchy on ever rising share values is starving society of resources and preventing any social problem from being addressed.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2018
The most fundamental right asserted by the Declaration of Independence is the right of the people to revolt against tyranny and despotism, a right that this generation will be called on to exercise.
By Eric London, 3 July 2018
The announcement by the Democrats that they will not seek to block Trump’s Supreme Court appointee reveals certain truths about the two-party system.
By Johannes Stern, 2 July 2018
The EU summit at the end of last week marked a dangerous turning point in post-World War II European history.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 June 2018
The coming to power of López Obrador will yield not a way out of the current crisis, but rather its sharp intensification.
By Joseph Kishore, 29 June 2018
Trump’s shaping of the Supreme Court following the resignation of Anthony Kennedy will mark another stage in the consolidation of power by far-right, fascistic forces over the institutions of the American state.
By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2018
A member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez offered not a hint of genuine socialism in her campaign.
By Eric London, 27 June 2018
By upholding Trump’s power to seal the country’s borders, the court has granted the president limitless authority to enact his fascistic policies against immigrants and political opponents.
By Andre Damon, 26 June 2018
The Washington Post and leading Democrats have lined up with Donald Trump in condemning protests against Trump administration officials over human rights violations on the Mexican border.
By Eric London, 25 June 2018
The social force that can and must halt the drive toward dictatorship is the working class, the central target of the assault on democratic rights.
Amid Trump’s war on immigrants and social programs
By Andre Damon, 23 June 2018
Democrats voted overwhelmingly for a bill to vastly expand the US nuclear arsenal, authorize Trump’s planned military parade, and keep the Guantanamo Bay prison camp open.
By Nick Beams, 22 June 2018
As in the 1930s, the re-emergence of trade war and protectionism are accompanied by the most grotesque forms of right-wing xenophobia and authoritarianism.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2018
The brutality and lawlessness of the Trump administration in ripping children from their parents at the US border is part of a global war by capitalist governments against refugees.
By Eric London, 20 June 2018
The attack on immigrants and democratic rights is of urgent importance to the entire working class.
By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2018
The failure of the reform movement headed by Sadlowski in the United Steelworkers and similar efforts in other unions foundered on the conflict between the needs of workers and the pro-capitalist program to which the unions are wedded.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 18 June 2018
The international socialist movement and the working class are the decisive force in the fight for Assange’s freedom and the defense of all democratic rights.
By Eric London, 16 June 2018
The abolition of the agencies responsible for mass deportations, workplace raids and the separation of families is a life or death question for the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2018
The near genocidal war against the impoverished people of Yemen represents one of the greatest war crimes since the end of World War II.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 June 2018
The refusal of the ruling elite to pursue the real criminals guilty of the Grenfell atrocity is in stark contrast to their determination to silence anyone fighting to establish the truth about events.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2018
The meeting between Trump and Kim heralds not a new era of peace in Northeast Asia, but rather the continuing shakeup of the global geopolitical order that is paving the way to war.
By Andre Damon, 12 June 2018
The move marks a major milestone in the efforts of the US intelligence agencies, technology monopolies, and both political parties to undermine free speech.
By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2018
The acrimonious breakdown of the G7 summit gave jarring expression to the tensions ripping apart the crisis-ridden world geopolitical order.
By Andre Damon, 9 June 2018
The bitter denunciations of America’s trade war measures by its closest allies are just one manifestation of the divisions ripping apart the world geopolitical order.
By Eric London, 8 June 2018
State repression against immigrant workers is an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
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 Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018
The events of 1968 marked the effective end of any prospect for liberal reforms under American capitalism.
By Eric London, 5 June 2018
In two separate decisions, the US Supreme Court set back rights for immigrants, the right to abortion, and protections for gay and lesbian couples.
By James Cogan, 4 June 2018
The American state and its allies are seeking to destroy WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in order to intimidate every critical and independent media organisation.
By Peter Schwarz, 2 June 2018
The new Italian government sworn in yesterday in Rome is the most right-wing since the fall of the fascist Duce Benito Mussolini in 1945.
By Andre Damon, 1 June 2018
The response to the staged murder of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko stands as an exposure of the US media.
A social crime and cover-up exposed
By Genevieve Leigh, 31 May 2018
A Harvard study estimating nearly 5,000 deaths of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane María is a damning exposure of the official cover up of death and devastation on the island.
By Andre Damon, 30 May 2018
The demand for the freedom of Julian Assange must be connected to the developing international movement of workers against inequality, oppression and exploitation.
By Patrick Martin, 29 May 2018
The referendum vote demonstrates that working people, and broad sections of the middle class, are fully prepared to fight for the extension and expansion of democratic rights.
By The ICFI and WSWS international editorial board, 28 May 2018
The June 17 demonstration in Sydney will demand that the Australian government immediately act to secure Assange’s unconditional freedom and return to Australia.
By Keith Jones, 26 May 2018
The barbarity of class relations in contemporary India was laid bare in Tuesday’s police massacre of protesters in Tuticorin demanding the closure of a copper smelter that has spewed toxic chemicals for decades.
By Eric London, 25 May 2018
An ACLU report details widespread rape, beatings and neglect by prison guards in America’s immigration jails.
The way forward for French workers
By Alex Lantier, 24 May 2018
In voting to reject privatization, French rail workers are at the forefront of a struggle of the entire working class against the Macron government. This struggle requires a revolutionary perspective.
By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden, 23 May 2018
The witch-hunt and expulsions within Labour will be held up as an example to follow by right-wing forces all over the world, above all in Israel and the United States.
By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2018
The neo-fascist faction of the German parliament opened the first general debate of the legislative period with a racist tirade. This was simply ignored by Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has largely adopted the fascists’ refugee program.
By Eric London, 21 May 2018
The social needs of the working class can be met and its democratic rights defended only by expropriating the wealth of the super-rich.
By Andre Damon, 19 May 2018
The publication of this week’s open letter by leading technology academics protesting Google’s role in drone murder exposes the partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2018
A 4,000-word front-page report in the New York Times paints a picture of an American political system in which the FBI and CIA play a critical and at times decisive role.
By Barry Grey, 17 May 2018
Behind the threadbare trappings of parliamentary procedures, American “democracy” has been reduced to a dictatorship run by a military/intelligence/industrial apparatus.
By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018
The defense by the imperialist powers of Israel’s murder of over 60 Palestinian demonstrators Monday makes clear that they have adopted the mass killing of unarmed civilians as a legitimate policy tool.
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 Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2018
Washington’s ripping up of the Iran nuclear treaty and moving of its embassy to Jerusalem have given the Israeli state a green light for war with Iran and violent suppression of the Palestinians.
By Patrick Martin, 12 May 2018
In a series of rallies in the industrial Midwest, Trump is spreading the poison of economic nationalism and anti-immigrant racism.
By Keith Jones, 11 May 2018
In Iran, as around the world, the struggle against imperialist aggression and war must be founded on the independent political mobilization of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2018
Gina Haspel, nominated by Trump to head the CIA, defended her intimate role in the torture of detainees as “lawful” at her Senate confirmation hearing.
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 Jerry White, 8 May 2018
The strikes and protests that have erupted so far this year are initial expressions of a powerful, objective social movement that raises basic political questions for all workers.
By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018
The ICFI’s fifth annual May Day Online Rally demonstrated that the continuity of Marxism is embodied in the history of the Fourth International.
By Jordan Shilton, 5 May 2018
The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington’s reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.
By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2018
After a quarter century of regional wars, the imperialist powers are rearming for a third world war to redivide the planet.
In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
By Eric London, 3 May 2018
The decision to block nearly 200 Central American immigrants from applying for asylum marks a turning point in the attack on democratic rights.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2018
The aggression that is being prepared by the US and Israel threatens to drag all of the major powers into what could prove a catastrophic world war.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018
On May Day, the day of international working-class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site extend our greetings to workers engaged in struggles all over the world.
As CEO pay, corporate profits and corporate cash hit new highs
By Kate Randall, 30 April 2018
The Trump administration’s latest proposal would impose even greater suffering on families already beset by hunger, poor housing and lack of medical care.
By Alex Lantier and Andre Damon, 28 April 2018
Fifteen years ago, the European powers opposed the US-British invasion of Iraq. Now they are scrambling to serve as junior partners in the new carve-up of the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2018
The nominal “opposition” party paved the way for the installation of an advocate of war, mass surveillance and torture as the new US secretary of state.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2018
In the shadow of US-French discussions on the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel is preparing for a military confrontation with Iran, threatening to ignite a regional and even global war.