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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.”
By 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.
By David Walsh, 17 May 2013
During his recent trip to the US, Britain’s Prince Harry had time for a polo match in Greenwich, Connecticut.
By Chris Marsden, 15 May 2013
In a letter explaining his decision to pull out of Israel’s Presidential conference, noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking explained that Israeli government policy “is likely to lead to disaster.”
By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 10 May 2013
At a recent conference in Romania, pseudo-left forces praised the right-wing Hungarian government led by Victor Orban.
By David Walsh, 10 May 2013
New information has surfaced about the level of cooperation between Mark Boal, who wrote the script for Kathryn Bigelow’s pro-torture Zero Dark Thirty, and the US intelligence apparatus.
By Julie Hyland, 9 May 2013
A campaign for a new “left” party has been launched by sections of Britain’s pseudo-left, modelled on SYRIZA in Greece.
By David Walsh, 26 April 2013
The dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center was an opportunity for the US political elite, Democratic and Republican wing alike, to express its essential unity and singleness of purpose.
By Patrick O’Connor, 25 April 2013
The pseudo-left organisation Socialist Alternative functions as a prop for the trade unions and an accomplice of the federal Labor government.
By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2013
The petty-bourgeois “left” has reacted to the publication of detailed reports on the CIA’s role in backing Islamist forces for the US proxy war in Syria by intensifying their support for the war.
By Steve James, 6 April 2013
The pseudo-left parties in the UK are using opposition to the introduction of the “bedroom tax” to help the trade unions, Labour Party and Scottish National Party posture as opponents of austerity.
By David Walsh, 20 March 2013
The Steubenville, Ohio rape case is a tragedy, which has been immeasurably worsened by the intervention of the American media, and in particular its so-called left elements.
By Julie Hyland, 18 March 2013
The rights of Bulgarian and Romanian citizens have been targeted by the European Union.
By Naomi Spencer, 2 March 2013
At Thursday’s hearing, Bradley Manning revealed this extraordinary fact: before sending files to WikiLeaks, he contacted both the Washington Post and the New York Times, but neither paper responded.
By David Walsh, 22 February 2013
The release of Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained in the latter part of 2012 ignited an intense and still ongoing media debate on the films’ respective merits and related historical issues.
By Charles Bogle and Fred Mazelis, 18 February 2013
A review article on A People’s History of the US in the current issue of American Educator lays bare the union leadership’s slavish support for American capitalism.
By David Walsh, 16 February 2013
The response of the International Socialist Organization to Barack Obama’s February 12 State of the Union address is telling about the group’s evolution.
By David Walsh, 13 February 2013
The liberal-left downplays the threat to basic rights and expresses continued support for the Obama administration and the Democratic Party.
By Socialist Equality Party, 4 February 2013
The SEP is calling for the formation of rank-and-file committees made up of school bus workers as well as parents, teachers and other workers to defend the strikers and oppose the assault on public education.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 January 2013
In a comment by leading columnist Robert Dreyfuss, the Nation magazine has jumped to the defense of Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, the former chief of the administration’s drone assassination program.
By Paul Stuart, 26 January 2013
The UK Socialist Party web site boasted of a meeting with Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Britain’s largest trade union UNITE.
By Chris Marsden and Christoph Dreier, 25 January 2013
Boasts of a “united front” against Golden Dawn in Greece are aimed at presenting establishment parties and the trade unions as a bulwark against fascism.
By David Walsh, 23 January 2013
Armstrong apparently operated a type of mini-Mafia in cycling, bringing to the sport the very worst of American predatory entrepreneurship.
By Peter Symonds, 19 January 2013
The ex-lefts play a politically insidious role in subordinating workers to the unions, as the latter collaborate with governments and employers to slash jobs, wages and conditions.
By John Chan, 31 December 2012
Economic and political power in China is concentrated in the hands of a tiny super-rich elite associated with the Communist Party.
By Steve James, 29 December 2012
In alliance with wealthy social layers in Britain, the Scottish Socialist Party, as part of "Yes Scotland," advances a pro-capitalist perspective to divide the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 21 December 2012
Last week leading figures of the German Left Party signed a statement calling for intervention in Syria.
By Dietmar Henning, 19 December 2012
The Left Party has sprung into action to divert workers’ opposition into a dead end and provide support to the IG Metall trade union.
By Kate Randall, 19 December 2012
In the latest installment of its editorial campaign for sweeping cuts in health care, the Times promotes patient “self care” and “community aides” as substitutes for doctors.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 December 2012
The United Left Alliance’s “alternative budget” for Ireland makes clear that the pseudo-left is lining up to defend capitalism against growing opposition within the working class.
By Steve James, 14 December 2012
The Radical Independence Conference, held in Glasgow late November, was neither radical nor independent.
By Cristoph Dreier, 7 December 2012
A class gulf separates workers from the affluent political operators who gathered at the Left Party youth congress in Cologne, Germany and took Greece’s pro-austerity SYRIZA party as a model.
By International Youth Students for Social Equality (Canada), 3 December 2012
Continuing the nationalist-protest perspective that resulted in the Quebec student strike being suppressed, the organizers of the Nov. 22nd protest made no mention of the newly introduced PQ austerity budget.
By David North, 27 November 2012
We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress, given July 8, 2012 by SEP National Chairman David North.
By Johannes Stern, 10 November 2012
The NPA’s cynical “anti-imperialist” criticisms of Le Monde’s calls for war with Syria show that it shares the pro-war views of figures that the NPA itself calls imperialists.
By Dave Hyland, 8 November 2012
This is the second of a three-part article on the distortions of the lessons of Spanish history by En Luncha’s Andy Durgan.
By Dave Hyland, 7 November 2012
This is the first of a three-part article on the distortions of the lessons of Spanish history by En Lucha’s Andy Durgan.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2012
The McGovern campaign marked the rise of identity politics as the principal platform of the Democratic Party.
Statement by Phyllis Scherrer, SEP US vice presidential candidate
By Phyllis Scherrer (SEP US vice presidential candidate), 26 October 2012
The following statement was issued by Phyllis Scherrer, the Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate in the 2012 elections. Scherrer is a teacher in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
By David Walsh, 25 October 2012
The ISO operates as an advocacy group in and around the Democratic Party, seeking to improve opportunities for the middle class social layers for which it speaks.
Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president
25 October 2012
The following statement addressed to auto workers was issued by Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president.
Imperialism in the garb of human rights:
By Keith Jones, 17 October 2012
The Obama administration, the US media and US imperialism’s Pakistani satraps are seeking to manipulate the outrage over the Pakistan Taliban’s attempted assassination of a schoolgirl to legitimize intensification of the AfPak War.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 October 2012
Two leading European politicians have written a joint manifesto titled “For Europe”, which argues for a strong European Union and a federal Europe with a powerful central government.
By Nancy Hanover, 3 October 2012
The recently released documentary Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit is a moving and powerful tribute to the impoverished city’s embattled firefighters.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 September 2012
After more than a month-long silence on the events in Syria, the International Socialist Organization has resumed its depiction of a bloody sectarian civil war stoked by imperialist intervention as the “Syrian Revolution.”
By Barry Grey, 19 September 2012
The video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser posted Monday has provided a revealing glimpse of what the financial magnates think and what they say to one another in the privacy of their board rooms and mansions.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 September 2012
Today’s rally is being organized under a veil of secrecy. The Chicago Teachers Union is trying to get teachers back to work by Monday, but is saying nothing about the concessions it has agreed to.
By Peter Schwarz, 14 September 2012
With its ruling Wednesday in favour of the European Stability Mechanism, the German Constitutional Court has given a green light to new attacks on the working class.
By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2012
David Ignatius of the Washington Post draws a revealing parallel between the CIA operation in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the current war in Syria.
Perspectives of the Socialist Equality Party
4 September 2012
Published here are the resolutions adopted by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held July 8-12, 2012.