The struggle against war
By Andre Damon, 24 January 2020
Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.
By Trévon Austin, 17 January 2020
“We know who war benefits. It benefits the rich, and it’s always the poor and the working class who suffer the consequences. My father fought in World War II and the Korean War and it totally destroyed him.”
No to war against Iran! For an international movement against capitalism and war!
IYSSE holds first meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University
By our reporters, 17 January 2020
The meeting focused on the dangerous developments in the Middle East since the beginning of the year and the need for a socialist and internationalist programme to put an end to war.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2020
On Thursday, House Democrats backed a “concurrent” resolution that places no meaningful restrictions on Trump’s ability to launch a war against Iran.
By Tom Peters, 10 January 2020
New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government has backed the US assassination of Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani and refused to withdraw NZ troops from Iraq.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 January 2020
While the European governments have called for de-escalation, they have refused to condemn as a war crime the targeted killing of a high-ranking representative of a sovereign country.
By Kayla Costa and Julio Patron, 6 January 2020
On Twitter and other social media platforms, youth from every region of the globe expressed their opposition to war and the possibility of nuclear annihilation.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 December 2019
The Turkish deployment in Libya will escalate increasing tensions involving Washington, Moscow and NATO.
By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2019
The Trump administration has made clear that it has no intention of meeting North Korea’s end-of-year deadline for meaningful talks, thus setting the stage for confrontation and conflict.
By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2019
The aim of Trump and Boris Johnson is to either send Assange to the US, lock him up and throw away the key, or subject him to such psychological and physical cruelty that he dies in prison.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 December 2019
The bloody attack came in the wake of Trump’s claim that peace talks with the Taliban had resumed.
By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2019
Washington has a long record of cynically exploiting “human rights” to justify regime-change operations, military provocations and wars, while ignoring the gross abuses of key allies.
By Andre Damon, 23 November 2019
The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 November 2019
In a hypocritical address invoking a worldwide crusade for “freedom,” Pompeo escalated US threats of global war.
By Oscar Grenfell, 4 November 2019
Melzer’s statements confirm that the British government, acting on behalf of the US administration of President Donald Trump, is seeking nothing less than Assange’s psychological and physical destruction.
By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 14 October 2019
As Ankara seeks a militarist solution to ethnic and class conflicts inflamed by decades of imperialist interventions, the Middle East and the world are on the brink of all-out war.
By David North, 31 August 2019
David North, the chairman of the WSWS international editorial board, delivered the following lecture at San Diego State University on October 5, 2009, marking the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2019
After withdrawing from the INF treaty, the US is accelerating its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China or Russia by testing and stockpiling dangerous new weapons in a nuclear arms race.
By James Cogan, 13 August 2019
The ruling elite requires Australia’s incorporation into US war preparations to be accompanied by slandering any public opposition as the product of “Chinese interference.”
By Will Morrow, 31 July 2019
The implication, covered over by the media and political establishment, is that the French ruling class is preparing for war against militarily-advanced, nuclear-armed powers.
By Ben McGrath, 26 July 2019
Beijing ultimately fears that the growth of working class anger will fuel similar mass protests throughout China.
By Marianne Arens, 26 July 2019
On Monday a man from Eritrea was gunned down on the street and seriously injured in the town of Wächtersbach in the state of Hesse.
By Peter Symonds, 11 July 2019
The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 July 2019
Israel carried out one of its most intense raids in Syria Monday amid speculation that Tel Aviv is preparing to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2019
Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the largest US military budget ever in a bill that gives Trump a green light for war with Iran and backs his “state of emergency” on the border.
EU powers build joint “Future Combat Air System”
By Johannes Stern, 21 June 2019
At the Le Bourget air show the defence ministers of Germany, France and Spain signed major agreements to develop a joint European air combat system.
By Robert Campion, 21 June 2019
Washington deepens ties with Taipei in preparation for war against mainland China.
By Peter Symonds, 17 June 2019
Clearly Japan and Germany simply do not believe the US allegations against Iran and suspect that the tankers attacks could well be a US provocation to provide the pretext for war.
By our reporters, 17 June 2019
“Assange’s surrender to the US would mean that war crimes, spying on the population, or government intrigues and conspiracies would no longer be reported.”
By Paul Bond, 28 May 2019
The Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media research group conclude that its findings “establish beyond reasonable doubt that the alleged chemical attack in Douma… was staged.”
“Many of us are a shell of who we were before”
By George Marlowe, 27 May 2019
The horrors and crimes of US imperialism were detailed in a torrent of responses after the US Army asked its Twitter followers how military service had impacted them.
By Eric London, 27 May 2019
Trump’s suggestion to pardon US war criminals exposes the class character of the bipartisan campaign against Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2019
The threat of all-out war in the Middle East is greater than at any time since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and the potential consequences are far graver.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2019
Pompeo’s abrupt trip to Brussels and the deployment of more US military assets to the Persian Gulf point to a calculated US escalation of a war crisis.
Preparing for World War Three
By Niles Niemuth, 30 April 2019
Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, the world’s capitalist elite, led by the United States, are preparing for a devastating conflict of global proportions.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2019
The killings in Raqqa, like those in Mosul, Iraq, constituted massive war crimes committed in the so-called war against ISIS.
By Will Morrow, 26 April 2019
French security services have summoned Disclose journalists for questioning over their April 15 report documenting French arms supplies to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
By Tim Rivers, 1 April 2019
Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.
By Kevin Reed, 22 March 2019
The unsealed documents shine a light on the desperate measures to which the US government has resorted in pursuing a legal pretext to prosecute Julian Assange.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 March 2019
The US secretary of state’s speech laid out in stark terms Washington’s turn to global “great power” conflict in which control of the world’s oil remains a key component.
By Eric London, 25 February 2019
The threat of a disaster of world historic proportions looms as the US moves toward war in Venezuela.
By John Marion, 22 February 2019
The MIT president announced the university’s commitment to maintaining relationships with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of the Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2019
A half-century after the Cuban Missile crisis brought humanity to within a hair’s breadth of destruction, Washington is fueling an even more dangerous global nuclear standoff.
Munich Security Conference
By Johannes Stern, 16 February 2019
Almost 75 years after the end of World War II, the imperialist powers are openly preparing for a new round of military conflicts.
By Peter Schwarz, 15 February 2019
The conference will be dominated by the preparations of the US and its allies for war against Russia and China, and the deepening conflicts between the Western allies.
After US withdrawal from INF nuclear treaty with Russia
By Will Morrow, 8 February 2019
The operation lasted 11 hours and included “all phases” of what was referred to as a “nuclear dissuasion mission,” except for the detonation of an actual nuclear warhead.
By Alex Lantier, 14 December 2018
Hensman’s arguments tend inescapably in one direction: That US wars have been the main liberating force over the last quarter century.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 December 2018
While charging Moscow with violating the accord, US imperialism’s real aim is to build up its own forces for aggressive war against both Russia and China.
By Clara Weiss, 26 November 2018
A military escalation in the Azov Sea was prepared over months, with a series of provocations by the Ukrainian regime that enjoyed the support of the EU and US imperialism.
By Andre Damon, 13 November 2018
The talk by Merkel and Macron of the “tragedy” and “suicide” of World War I could not hide the fact that the imperialist powers are engaged in active preparations for a new and deadly world military conflict.
By Andre Damon, 24 October 2018
The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the INF treaty has put the world closer to nuclear annihilation than at any time since the end of the Cold War.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 October 2018
The sole criticism from the Democratic Party is that Trump has failed to articulate a clear strategy for confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2018
Under conditions of mounting social opposition and escalating plans for military conflict, the US political establishment is moving to ever more brazenly implement internet censorship.
By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2018
As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.
A reply to French daily Libération
By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2018
While admitting the WSWS accurately reports US military measures aimed at Russia and China, Libération claims that we are overstating US preparations for “total war.”
By Kumaran Ira, 20 September 2018
Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.
By Ulrich Rippert and Peter Schwarz, 29 August 2018
More clearly than government officials have done so far, Maas describes the US as a major obstacle to a new German drive to become a world power again.
By Ben McGrath, 21 August 2018
Given that Okinawa is a major staging pointing for US military action in Asia, opposition to the base is intimately bound up with the struggle against militarism.
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.
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 Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018
Socialist Equality Party (UK) Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland addressed recent public meetings in England, Scotland and Ireland titled “War, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement.”
By Ben McGrath, 14 June 2018
The disagreements in Washington are over how best to proceed with planning for war against China and Russia.
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 Will Morrow, 2 June 2018
The decision is a response to widespread opposition among employees and the public to Google’s role in the illegal US drone murder program.
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.
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 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 Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 17 April 2018
The assault by the imperialist powers on Syria is only the prelude to a far broader and bloodier conflict with Iran, Russia, and China.
“I feel repulsed and outraged about last night’s attack on Syria—it was completely unnecessary”
By our reporters, 16 April 2018
Anti-war protester: “There should have been a referendum on whether to go to war! They are asking us to go to war with no evidence.”
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 Alejandro López, 14 April 2018
The reactionary syllabus includes the need to respect the army, the police, the flag, the anthem and the King and to uphold the unity of Spain.
By Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 12 April 2018
The imperialist powers, based on fraudulent allegations, are on the verge of launching another bloodbath in the Middle East.
By James Cogan, 12 April 2018
Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon stressed Moscow’s repeated warnings that it will retaliate against any attack that threatens its personnel in Syria.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 April 2018
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas have made it clear that they unreservedly support US, French and British military action against Syria.
By Tom Hall, 10 April 2018
The major publications of the pseudo-left, including Jacobin and Socialist Worker, have written nothing on the imperialist war drive or on the shutdown of Internet access for Julian Assange.
Tens of thousands protest mass shootings in New York, Michigan, Boston and the southern United States
By Tom Hall, 27 March 2018
IYSSE members and supporters spoke to demonstrators at a large number of demonstrations throughout the country.
“This can be turned around by people who want to build a new society”
By our reporters, 27 March 2018
The large turnout in the most populous US state reflects a political shift, as a new generation of young people are being thrust into politics for the first time.
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.
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By Shannon Jones, 24 March 2018
There is a growing awareness that something is deeply amiss with the present social order.
By Chris Marsden, 22 March 2018
Tuesday was the day the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats and their families, while May chaired a session of the national security council to discuss further actions against Russia.
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 Peter Symonds, 5 March 2018
Despite appeals from South Korea, there is no sign that the Trump administration is prepared to make any concessions to enable negotiations with North Korea to proceed.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2018
In a belligerently nationalistic speech Thursday, Putin boasted about advances in Russia’s nuclear arsenal and played a video depicting a nuclear strike on the United States.
By Nick Beams, 24 February 2018
Two major initiatives by the Trump administration over the past month have ratcheted up global tensions, bringing the threat of retaliatory actions from the European Union and China.
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 Alex Lantier, 15 February 2018
Macron's alliance with Berlin is aimed at converting Europe into an aggressive militarist bloc.
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 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 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 Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2018
Little more than two weeks after Hawaii’s 1.5 million people received a false alert of impending nuclear disaster, the media has quietly shelved the story.
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 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 Robert Stevens, 25 January 2018
The statement by General Sir Nick Carter of the “need” to project land warfare capability up to 2,000 km is a direct threat to Russia with a horrifying historical parallel.
By Peter Symonds, 5 December 2017
The document reflects the rising anxieties in ruling circles over the breakdown of the post-World War II order and the emergence of “a more competitive and contested world.”
By Andre Damon, 16 November 2017
Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the use of nuclear weapons highlighted the acute danger of the eruption of a war that could kill hundreds of millions of people.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2017
The mass arrests in Saudi Arabia, combined with the kidnapping of Lebanon’s prime minister and the escalation of the war against Yemen, point to immense instability.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 November 2017
According to Brown University’s latest “Costs of War” report, the Pentagon has squandered nearly $6 trillion over the past 16 years of US invasions, occupations and military interventions.
By Andre Damon, 24 October 2017
Amid a standoff with North Korea and tensions with Russia and China, Washington is preparing to return its fleet of B-52 nuclear bombers to 24-hour alert for the first time since 1991.