By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2018
The rubber-stamp reelection of Egypt’s dictator General Sisi is symptomatic of a regime beset by insoluble economic, social and political contradictions.
By Niles Niemuth, 29 March 2018
Amid a growing strike wave by workers throughout the country, demonstrations have once again broken out against the reign of police terror that has claimed over 300 lives this year.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2018
From the Zinoviev Letter of 1924 to the alleged poisoning of a double agent in the UK, both US and British intelligence have a long record of employing lies to justify war and reaction.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 March 2018
The Europe-wide police-state structures, which emerged under the pretext of combatting terrorism and cracking down on refugees, are now being deployed against political opponents.
By Eric London, 26 March 2018
The mass demonstrations in the heart of world imperialism point to the intensification of social tensions and the class struggle worldwide.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 March 2018
The simultaneous development of a movement among workers and student youth portends a major eruption of social and class conflict in the United States and internationally.
By Andre Damon, 23 March 2018
The media, working with the intelligence agencies and leading congressional Democrats, is using the scandal as a cover for a crackdown on political opposition on the world’s largest social network.
By Richard Phillips and James Cogan, 22 March 2018
A judge ruled that the Murdoch media could not substantiate the allegations of sexual misconduct it made against acclaimed Australian actor Geoffrey Rush.
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 Jerry White, 20 March 2018
A recent article by a former top executive at the American Federation of Teachers argues that the unions exist to “maintain labor peace” and “tamp down rank-and-file gripes and discord.”
By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2018
Former CIA Director John Brennan replied to the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe by telling Trump: “You will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018
While Democrats and the media have sought to restrict the protests to calls for gun control, there are much broader issues behind the politicization of young people in the US.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.
By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2018
As London and NATO concoct a case for war against Russia based on allegations that Moscow poisoned Sergei Skripal, certain elementary questions must be asked.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018
The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
By Jerry White, 12 March 2018
The widespread use of social media by the West Virginia teachers and the growth of the class struggle internationally make clear why the US government and Silicon Valley tech giants want to censor the Internet.
By Andre Damon, 10 March 2018
Google’s admission that it is aiding and abetting the US military’s illegal assassination program exemplifies the sinister alliance of the technology monopolies with the repressive apparatus of the state.
By Kate Randall, 9 March 2018
The #MeToo movement, with its demand for greater diversity in boardrooms and movie studios, has ignored the disastrous social conditions facing the great majority of the world’s women.
By Jerry White and Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2018
The suppression of the strike is the result of the deliberate effort of the trade unions to prevent the struggle of teachers from developing into a movement of the entire working class against the capitalist system.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 March 2018
Decades of austerity and attacks on democratic rights by the official “left” in Italy, aided and abetted by its pseudo-left apologists, have produced an electoral victory by the far-right parties.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 March 2018
Every major social conflict reveals in the movement of masses of people essential political relations, testing out and evaluating the validity of political conceptions.
By Nick Beams, 5 March 2018
Trump’s trade measures are a major step in the dismantling of the system of economic relations established by Washington itself after World War II.
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2018
The corporate media and the intelligence services are spearheading an attack that has crippled the White House and seems aimed at forcing Trump out.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 March 2018
The rejection by West Virginia teachers of the unions’ efforts to shut down their struggle is one among many signs of growing working-class militancy in the United States.
By Peter Symonds, 1 March 2018
The same social and economic processes that have led to Xi’s elevation in China—above all, the tensions produced by the enormous gulf between rich and poor—are also driving the ruling classes in so-called liberal democracies to autocratic forms of rule.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 February 2018
In Supreme Court arguments, a lawyer for the public-sector union AFSCME argued that without the trade unions there would be “an untold specter of labor unrest throughout the country.”
By Eric London, 27 February 2018
The Democratic Party is allowing immigration officials to round up hundreds of thousands of people while focusing all its energy on its anti-Russia campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 26 February 2018
Letters from the State Department and the Pentagon maintain that no congressional approval is required to extend the US military intervention in the Middle East without limit, either in duration or scale.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 February 2018
The two-day strike by teachers in West Virginia is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition throughout the US and internationally.
By Eric London, 23 February 2018
Thousands of students have joined demonstrations in the aftermath of the latest eruption of homicidal violence. But to stop the killings, they need to understand the deeper social and political roots of these tragedies.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2018
This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2018
The New York Times and the broadcast media have sought to exploit the deaths of 17 high school students to justify US military aggression against Russia and promote Internet censorship.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018
As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.
By Patrick Martin, 19 February 2018
Nothing in the indictment comes close to supporting the wild claims from the media being used to justify a campaign for war and domestic repression.
By Chris Marsden, 17 February 2018
Two things recommend Ramaphosa to the world’s bourgeoisie—his fabulous wealth and the fact that he earned it through a readiness to deal ruthlessly with the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 16 February 2018
The horrifying frequency of mass killings in the United States testifies to the advanced state of societal breakdown.
By Andre Damon, 15 February 2018
Tuesday’s hearing was an exercise in right-wing hysteria aimed at promoting the claim that all social opposition in the United States is the product of foreign subversion.
By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018
As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.
By Will Morrow, 13 February 2018
This Olympics, like those that have preceded it, has been dominated by extreme expressions of nationalism and chauvinism, particularly by the US.
By James Cogan, 12 February 2018
The United Sates is preparing for “great-power conflict” in the Pacific by massively increasing its military presence in the region.
By Eric London, 10 February 2018
The Democratic Party provided the necessary votes to allocate $1.4 trillion for the military.
By Kate Randall, 9 February 2018
The US is wracked by record social inequality, a catastrophic health crisis, and a government health policy aimed at deliberately lowering life expectancy while catering to corporate profit.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2018
The US president’s bid to roll tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue is no mere personal whim. It is bound up with deep-going changes in US society and the capitalist state apparatus.
By Jerry White, 7 February 2018
The corruption revealed in the unfolding scandal is not an aberration, but expresses the very essence of the UAW.
By Peter Symonds, 6 February 2018
US aggression against North Korea would almost certainly trigger retaliation and result in an escalating conflict that would drag in other nuclear-armed powers such as Russia and China.
By Nick Beams, 5 February 2018
Friday’s fall on world stock markets, in response to an uptick in US wages, demonstrates the significance of Marx's labor theory of value, which explains the inner workings of the capitalist economy.
By Barry Grey, 3 February 2018
The increasing market volatility takes place amidst signs of mounting working class resistance.
By Andre Damon, 2 February 2018
Facebook is being transformed into an instrument of censorship and surveillance, monitoring the actions and thoughts of its users.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2018
The degeneration of the State of the Union as an institution is connected to the mounting crisis of American capitalism.
By Peter Schwarz, 31 January 2018
Germany’s biggest strike wave in 15 years is another sign that 2018 will see an intensification of class struggle internationally.
By James Cogan, 30 January 2018
The latest issue of the London weekly declares that the past quarter century of bloody conflicts is just the prelude to an even more horrific future.
By Niles Niemuth, 29 January 2018
In the years since the murder of Michael Brown in August 2014, popular anger against police violence has been channeled behind the Democratic Party by groups such as Black Lives Matter.
By Andre Damon, 27 January 2018
The 47th annual World Economic Forum was dominated by apprehension over every aspect of global politics and economics, from the possibility of a 2008-style financial collapse to the threat of a new world war.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 January 2018
Fiat Chrysler’s bribery of UAW officials involved in contract negotiations exposes the anti-working-class character of the entire trade union apparatus.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2018
In Syria, the Pentagon’s declared shift from the “war on terror” to great power conflict has already been realized in bloody facts on the ground.
By Eric London, 24 January 2018
The spineless character of the Democrats’ supposed defense of immigrant youth stands in stark contrast to the party’s furious efforts to prosecute the anti-Russia campaign.
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists
23 January 2018
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, antiwar, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2018
Through the conflict between two capitalist parties, the whole spectrum of bourgeois politics in America is being shifted further to the right.
By Barry Grey, 20 January 2018
The Democratic Party has spent the past year suppressing and diverting popular resistance to the Trump administration.
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 Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2018
The Global Risk Report released in advance of the World Economic Forum in Davos exposes mounting anxiety in ruling circles over the threat of war and social revolution.
By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2018
The Vermont senator issued an appeal to oppose mounting global inequality that makes no mention of capitalism, socialism, war or the class struggle.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2018
The terror unleashed upon the population of Hawaii cannot be understood outside of the myriad exercises being conducted by the Pentagon in preparation for an invasion of North Korea.
The missile alert in Hawaii
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2018
A false warning of impending nuclear attack terrorized millions on Saturday.
By Andre Damon, 13 January 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the world’s largest social network will deprioritize news content, part of a coordinated effort to block access to information online.
By Jerry White, 12 January 2018
There is something “American” about the treatment of Deyshia Hargrave, who had the temerity to protest pay raises for school officials while teachers and students are starved of resources.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2018
The “untenable” conditions under which the WikiLeaks founder remains confined are the product of an unrelenting drive by the US and British governments to punish him for exposing the crimes of imperialism.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10 January 2018
Behind the backs of the population, the ruling class is working to install the most right-wing government in Germany since the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.
A crime against humanity
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2018
This barbaric action will split up tens of thousands of families and threaten countless deaths among those forced to return to the killing fields of Central America.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2018
The Democrats, once again, avoid any appeal to popular opposition to the right-wing policies of Trump and the Republicans.
By Andre Damon, 6 January 2018
Technology companies and governments all over the world have kicked off the New Year with a massive assault on freedom of expression on the Internet.
By Nick Beams, 5 January 2018
Rather than reflecting economic health, the stock market bubble is a mechanism for the perverse and malignant upward redistribution of social wealth.
By Keith Jones, 4 January 2018
The working class unrest in Iran has already upset the calculations not just of the Iranian elite, but of governments around the world.
3 January 2018
The year 2018—the bicentenary of Marx’s birth—will be characterized, above all, by an immense intensification of social tensions and an escalation of class conflict around the world.
By David North, 30 December 2017
The commemoration of the centenary of the October Revolution reflected the political interests and outlooks of different class forces.
By Alex Lantier, 29 December 2017
The announcement of mass layoffs by Europe’s second-largest automaker is part of a relentless international assault on workers' jobs, working conditions and social rights.
By Barry Grey, 28 December 2017
It is impossible to seriously address a single major social issue without breaking the political and economic stranglehold of the financial oligarchy over society.
By Andre Damon, 27 December 2017
The United States, the most unequal and undemocratic developed country in the world, the leading force for war and dictatorship worldwide, is in no position to lecture others about “democracy.”
By Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 23 December 2017
The Socialist Equality Party condemns the targeting of Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate in the 2016 election, by Democrats in the Senate Intelligence Committee.
By Eric London, 22 December 2017
The fall in US life expectancy reflects the social devastation wrought on the lives of millions of people by decades of bipartisan policies aimed at enriching the wealthy.
Crisis election in Catalonia
By Alex Lantier, 21 December 2017
With today’s election, Madrid aims to provide a “democratic” veneer to the drive for police-state regimes and the rehabilitation of far-right forces across Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2017
The new US National Security Strategy and Trump’s speech Monday constitute a grim warning to humanity that US imperialism is firmly embarked on a road that leads to a nuclear third world war.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 December 2017
Politicians with close ties to the neo-Nazi scene and ultra-right circles now wield power in Austria.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2017
As Congress rushes to pass a tax bill that will transfer trillions of dollars to the financial oligarchy, it is becoming impossible to overlook the all-pervasive scale of social inequality in the United States.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 December 2017
With the initial shock of the campaign beginning to wane, opposition is emerging from some of those targeted, including PBS personality Tavis Smiley.
By Andre Damon, 15 December 2017
Thursday’s move by the US government to end net neutrality seeks to usher in an age when corporations and the government decide what people can and cannot access online.
By Patrick Martin, 14 December 2017
Following the Alabama election and the defeat of Roy Moore, the Democrats are intensifying their campaign against Trump based on allegations of sexual misconduct and anti-Russia hysteria.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2017
The refusal to reveal the level of overseas troop deployments is aimed first and foremost at concealing from the American people the ever expanding global reach of US wars and militarism.
By Jerry White, 12 December 2017
A 41-year-old electrician at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant is the latest victim of the relentless drive for corporate profit in America.
By Andre Damon, 11 December 2017
In the 13 days since North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching large portions of North America, the US has further escalated its war threats.
By David North, 9 December 2017
Working people should steer clear of the right-wing “Me Too” campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 December 2017
Trump’s declaration that he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, an act of political aggression against the Palestinians, is bound up with the drive toward war throughout the Middle East.
By Andre Damon, 7 December 2017
While making no effort to oppose the Trump administration’s offensive on the working class, the Democrats are seeking to lay the groundwork for Trump’s removal over foreign policy differences.
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2017
Last week’s party congress of the Alternative for Germany, the anti-immigrant party of the extreme right, marked a new stage in the legitimization of fascistic politics in Germany.
By David North and David Walsh, 5 December 2017
The decision by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to suspend James Levine, its longtime musical director (1976-2016), from any further conducting engagements is the latest victory for the New York Times and the champions of the new repression.
By Andre Damon, 4 December 2017
The Republican tax plan marks a major escalation in the drive of the US ruling elite to destroy every social gain won by the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2017
There is an element of desperation in the frenzy in Washington to engineer one more transfusion of financial resources from working people into the sclerotic veins of the Wall Street addicts.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2017
The United States is in the advanced stage of planning some form of military operation against North Korea, which, if carried out, would imperil millions of lives.
Amid mounting fears of financial turmoil
Departing Fed chairwoman seeks to reassure markets while warning of debt crisis and social inequality
By Nick Beams, 30 November 2017
Amid surging stock markets and warnings of a new financial bubble, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made her final appearance before Congress.