By Bill Van Auken, 25 October 2011
University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole claims the revolting murder of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as “vindication” for the imperialist war against Libya that he championed.
By Nick Beams, 22 October 2011
A significant feature of the movement, at least in the US, is that it has developed largely out of the control of the various pseudo-left groups, all of which spent the past three decades promoting various forms of sexual and identity politics as they wrote off the revolutionary role of the working class.
By Barry Grey, 18 October 2011
One day after hundreds of thousands of people around the world demonstrated against inequality and the domination of society by the banks, President Barack Obama invoked the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. to preach the “common humanity” of the oppressor and the oppressed.
the WSWS editorial board, 14 October 2011
However large or small, the initial global protests this weekend reflect the elementary awareness that the working class everywhere confronts common problems and a common enemy.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2011
In back-to-back pieces by its leading columnists, the New York Times proclaims NATO’s war in Libya as a new model for “humanitarian” interventionism.
By Stefan Steinberg, 27 August 2011
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj iek has launched a vicious attack on the youth involved in the riots.
Socialist Equality Party, 20 August 2011
Verizon workers should reject and oppose the attempt by the CWA and the IBEW to end their strike. It is the first step in selling out all the demands of the workers and imposing a disastrous defeat.
By Johannes Stern, 18 August 2011
The petty-bourgeois Socialist Alternative grouping has revealed its true class character by backing the Left Party’s election campaign and the social devastation it has wrought in Berlin.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 August 2011
In response to the World Socialist Web Site’s demand for a retraction of his slanders, Juan Cole offers an unserious reply, proving himself incapable of answering our arguments or defending his support for the imperialist war against Libya.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2011
A critique of Obama in the Sunday Review section of the August 7 New York Times leaves out one essential factor: the class interests which the US president serves.
Socialist Equality Party (UK), 11 August 2011
The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the police assault that has been unleashed against young people in Britain and demands the immediate withdrawal of riot police from the areas they now occupy.
By Paul Stuart, 11 August 2011
In an attack on democratic rights, an August 4 public meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party was banned on political grounds by management at Vital Regeneration who are contracted to run residents meeting halls by Westminster local authority, London.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2011
The World Socialist Web Site demands that Professor Cole retract his slanderous claim that the WSWS supports a massacre in Libya.
Socialist Equality Party (UK), 6 August 2011
Conductors at London Midland private rail franchise are currently voting on a restructuring package agreed between the Rail Maritime Transport Workers Union and the company. The SEP is distributing this statement to workers at London Midland depots.
By David Walsh, 4 August 2011
The Nation and the International Socialist Organization (ISO) divert attention from the central lessons of the recent crisis and continue to encourage illusions in one faction or another of the Democratic Party.
By Joseph Santolan, 23 July 2011
As tensions between China and the United States mount over the disputed South China Sea, the various parties of the Philippine ‘left’ have been thoroughly exposed as lackeys of different sections of the local bourgeoisie.
Reject appeals to government ministers:
Socialist Equality Party, 23 July 2011
Almost 1,500 jobs are set to go at the Bombardier factory in Derby, England.
SEP holds meeting in Berlin
By a correspondent, 20 July 2011
At a meeting in Berlin last Saturday the chairman of the German Socialist Equality Party described the threat of the default by Greece as an expression of the global crisis of capitalism.
By David Walsh, 18 July 2011
The International Socialist Organization (ISO) posted an editorial July 13 on the subject of Barack Obama’s proposal for massive budget cuts, referring to those who aroused expectations in Obama.
By Tom Carter, 7 July 2011
In the aftermath of the collapse of the prosecution’s case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the New York Times is conducting a rearguard action to justify the conduct of the prosecutor.
By Stephen Alexander, 24 June 2011
On June 30, a number of trade unions dominated by ex-left tendencies plan to hold a limited strike across England and Wales.
By Jonathan Aswan, 10 June 2011
On May 27, hundreds of thousands workers and youth demonstrated across Egypt against the military junta which took power after Mubarak's ouster on February 11.
Unite all sections of the working class! Public education is a social right!
By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 10 June 2011
Students, teachers, parents and the working class as a whole must mobilize to reject the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.
By International Students for Social Equality, 6 June 2011
This summer, as schools go on break, and millions of students graduate from high school and college, young people throughout the United States are confronted with a basic problem: there are no jobs.
By Tony Robson and Chris Marsden, 6 June 2011
The agreement with British Airways endorsed by the Unite trade union sets up a scabs charter.
By Ulrich Rippert, 4 June 2011
The Socialist Alternative group has defended the union bureaucracy in Germany and attacked the WSWS.
Support the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party in Berlin! For a socialist answer to welfare cuts, racism and war!
2 June 2011
The campaign of the Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) in the September 18 Berlin elections is being waged to build a socialist alternative to today’s conformist politics and party landscape.
By David Walsh, 23 May 2011
The response of the Nation magazine and the International Socialist Organization (ISO) to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges.
By Niall Green, 23 May 2011
In his remarks in Washington on Friday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took aim at Republicans who have threatened the position of the union bureaucracy, while praising President Obama as he pushes through trillions in spending cuts.
Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 May 2011
The formation by the Scottish National Party of a majority administration in the Holyrood parliament raises issues of serious concern for the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 12 May 2011
On May 5 Olivier Besancenot, the long-time spokesman of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA), announced that he would not run in the 2012 presidential campaign.
After first bowing to Zionist McCarthyism:
By Fred Mazelis, 12 May 2011
The City University of New York board initially voted to deny Kushner a degree after one trustee objected to his alleged hostility to Israel and Zionism.
By Peter Schwarz, 9 May 2011
With its decision to halt the expulsion procedures against Thilo Sarrazin and to keep this blatant racist in the ranks of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), German social democracy has moved sharply to the right.
By Lucas Adler, 7 May 2011
The Left Party is using the war against Libya to move closer to the German government and shield it against popular opposition.
By Tom Eley, 23 April 2011
This is the third installment in a four-part WSWS series marking the first anniversary of the BP Gulf oil disaster. The catastrophic ecological and human health consequences will last for decades.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) council election campaign
By Robert Skelton, 16 April 2011
Robert Skelton is the Socialist Equality Party candidate for the Ardwick ward.
By Robert Stevens, 13 April 2011
Britain’s Guardian newspaper has responded to the March 26 half-million strong Trades Union Congress demonstration against the government’s £100 billion austerity programme with barely concealed hostility.
A guest commentator:
By Virginia Smith, 13 April 2011
In a recent letter to the Yale community, President Rick Levin announced final agreement with the National University of Singapore to create a new liberal arts college based on the Yale model.
Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 8 April 2011
The Socialist Equality Party distributed this statement in the form of a leaflet to demonstrators on a protest of teachers in Berlin, April 5.
6 April 2011
The Socialist Equality Party (UK) has launched its campaign for the May 5 local authority elections in Sheffield and Manchester.
6 April 2011
Robert Skelton and Simon Walker are standing as the Socialist Equality Party’s candidates in the May 5 local authority elections in Manchester and Sheffield.
Reject the AFL-CIO and Democratic Party
Socialist Equality Party, 4 April 2011
Supporters of the SEP are distributing the following statements at the “We Are One” demonstrations organized by the AFL-CIO in Madison, Wisconsin and other locations in the US.
Socialist Equality Party (UK), 26 March 2011
Today’s demonstration was fraudulently billed by Trades Union Congress head Brendan Barber as the start of a fight-back against the coalition government’s austerity measures.
By Marianne Arens, 26 March 2011
On Sunday, March 27, citizens of Hesse will decide whether there should be a public-borrowing prohibition clause in the state constitution.
By Alex Lantier, 26 March 2011
Lévy uses his bogus “human rights” credentials to bolster the propaganda of the French government—which claims to be intervening in Libya in a limited campaign designed to protect the lives of rebel National Council supporters.
By David Walsh, 24 March 2011
On March 21, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, a principal voice of the American liberal-left in the mainstream media, offered a defense of the Obama administration and its role in launching a military assault on Libya.
15 March 2011
This document, The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), was adopted unanimously at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP), held in Manchester between October 22 and 25, 2010. It reviews and examines the most critical political experiences of the British working class, centring in particular on the post-war history of the Trotskyist movement. It is being published on the WSWS in 11 parts.
By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2011
WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, published by the Guardian newspaper, is a politically-motivated hatchet job aimed at discrediting Assange and facilitating his persecution.
By Chris Marsden, 4 March 2011
A survey commissioned by the anti-fascist group Searchlight has been given saturation media coverage in Britain.
By Ulrich Rippert, 28 February 2011
Right-wing political and media forces are demagogically exploiting the extraordinary arrogance of Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to further undermine democratic rights in Germany.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 February 2011
The return of the German SPD to political prominence serves to prepare fresh attacks on the working population, which will put all previous attacks in the shade.
By Chris Marsden, 12 February 2011
It is in order to ensure that a mounting strike wave involving millions does not threaten the survival of the pro-Western military regime in Egypt that the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) poses as an ally of Egyptian workers.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 February 2011
The Left Party in Germany has reacted to the development of the burgeoning revolution in the Middle East by closing ranks with the government and offering its support.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 11 February 2011
WSWS reporters attended a February 9 meeting of France’s New Anti-Capitalist Party in Paris, titled “Tunisia-Egypt, from revolt to revolution.”
Oppose all cuts in public spending
Socialist Equality Party (UK), 10 February 2011
The cuts being imposed by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government in Britain represent the most sustained attack on the living standards and social rights of the working class in over 80 years.
From the archive of the WSWS
By David North, 7 February 2011
The centennial of Reagan’s birth has prompted a new round of mythologizing of the life and career of the 40th US president. Everything that needs to be said about the mendacious attempt to whitewash Reagan’s disastrous presidency was written in a political obituary after his death in 2004 by International Editorial Board chairman David North.
By David Walsh, 3 February 2011
The New York Times posted a lengthy piece January 26 by Bill Keller, its executive editor, on the subject of the newspaper’s relations with WikiLeaks and its co-founder, Julian Assange.
By Tom Carter, 3 February 2011
Secret WikiLeaks cables expose the ugly alliance between Washington and major US corporations to advance their interests in every corner of the world.
Statement Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 31 January 2011
The Socialist Equality Party calls on working people and youth to support our candidate Peter Byrne in the Victorian state by-election being held in Broadmeadows on February 19.
By Patrick Martin, 28 January 2011
Thirty miles from downtown Washington DC, the US military is engaged in the torture of Army Private Bradley Manning, jailed on suspicion of leaking classified documents to the whistleblower web site WikiLeaks.
By Tom Eley, 28 January 2011
One of the more striking omissions from the president’s speech was any reference, even in a tangential way, to the desperate conditions facing the majority of the nation’s 37 million African-Americans, or the closely related social crisis overtaking the cities.
22 January 2011
تعتبر الأحداث الأخيرة في تونس علامة مميزة على ظهور نقطة تحول عملية التطور العالمي، فبعد أن كانت ردود الأفعال الباطشة تنجح دائمًا وكان الصراع الطبقي مكبوحاً لعشرات السنين، جاءت المظاهرات الحاشدة وانتهاء فترة القمع التي دامت 23 عاماً على يد زين العابدين بن علي منذرة بانطلاق عصر جديد سمته الحركات الثورية.
By our reporter, 19 January 2011
On January 13, the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs (CAUS) voted to hold a demonstration against the shutoff policies of the local utility conglomerate DTE Energy.
By Peter Schwarz, 17 January 2011
The report of the Independent Commission on the Role of the Foreign Ministry in the Third Reich has triggered strong opposition.
By Susan Allan, 14 January 2011
Slater’s comments are aimed, above all, at sending a message that the new flood task force is already preparing to defend government authorities and stifle any oppositional movement.
Hands off Rosa Luxemburg!
By Lucas Adler, 14 January 2011
In a vulgar attempt to distort Rosa Luxemburg’s writings, the German Left Party resorts to interpreting passages out of context in order to justify their own opportunism.
Arm Pakistani workers with a revolutionary socialist program
By Marxist Voice, 5 January 2011
The WSWS is publishing here the third and concluding part of a statement by Marxist Voice, a Pakistani group that has expressed political agreement with the perspectives of the International Committee of the Fourth International.
Arm Pakistani workers with a revolutionary socialist program
By Marxist Voice, 3 January 2011
The WSWS is publishing here the first part of a statement by Marxist Voice, a Pakistani group that has expressed political agreement with the perspectives of the International Committee of the Fourth International.
By Robert Stevens, 22 December 2010
In its coverage of the December 9 student protest in London, the World Socialist Web Site drew attention the brutal treatment meted out by riot police to Jody McIntyre, a 20-year old freelance journalist.
By K. Ratnayake, 21 December 2010
The killing of four textile workers is the sharpest expression of a global turn by employers and government to state violence amid the deepening international economic crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 20 December 2010
The tributes to Richard Holbrooke, who died December 13, whitewash the role of the United States in the Yugoslav civil war.
By Patrick Martin, 13 December 2010
Sunday marks ten years since the Supreme Court decision that halted vote counting in Florida and installed George W. Bush in the White House.
By Committee Against Utility Shutoffs, 13 December 2010
Today’s “Energy Customer Assistance Day” has nothing to do with guaranteeing the basic right of all residents to gas and electricity. It is a public relations stunt by DTE and the city government.
By Barry Grey, 11 December 2010
President Barack Obama’s groveling before the Republicans and his lurch to the right have evoked a new outpouring of hand-wringing commentary by his supporters on the liberal left.
By Barry Grey, 6 December 2010
I urge all readers of the World Socialist Web Site to donate as generously as possible to support the work of the WSWS. Your help is vital in enabling us to deepen the fight to bring a socialist analysis, perspective and program to the broadest possible international audience.
23 November 2010
The national secretary of the SEP (Canada), Keith Jones, will speak in Vancouver, Saturday, December 4 on “The breakdown of world capitalism—a socialist perspective for the working class.”
By David Walsh, 17 November 2010
The latest Democratic surrender to the Republican right has provoked a new round of handwringing from members of the official liberal meda.
Socialist Equality Party public meetings in Britain
15 November 2010
The Socialist Equality Party is convening a series of public meetings as the basis for instigating a politically independent mass social movement against austerity.
A government of, by, and for the rich
By Tom Eley, 13 November 2010
The move by the Obama White House in the wake of the midterm election toward extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich demonstrates the stranglehold of the financial aristocracy over government and both big business parties.
By Chris Marsden, 13 November 2010
On July 1, 2008, the WSWS drew attention to the broader significance of the support extended by prominent writers for the Guardian and Observer to Conservative MP David Davis.
By Andre Damon, 13 November 2010
Only days after the a Los Angeles television station reported an unexplained missile launch off of the coast of California, the American media has completely dropped coverage of the event.
By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality (Britain), 13 November 2010
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality call on working people and students to oppose the vicious witch-hunt of those involved in the anti-education cuts protest at Conservative Party HQ.
By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2010
The former president defended every crime committed by his administration, from the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the use of torture, to the abandonment of New Orleans and the Gulf coast during Hurricane Katrina.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2010
In his memoir to be released next week, former US President George W. Bush boasts of having personally given the order to the CIA to employ the torture method of waterboarding.
D’Artagnan Collier and SEP candidate for Michigan Legislature, 6 November 2010
The results of the 2010 elections, in Detroit and Michigan, and indeed in every state and city across the country, express the complete political disenfranchisement of the population.
SEP public meeting
4 November 2010
Musicians in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are striking against attempts by DSO management to force through a 33 percent cut in base pay and reduction in the pay for new-hires of 42 percent, along with sharply reduced health coverage and a freeze in pensions. The musicians have insisted that at stake are not only their own living conditions, but the future of the orchestra itself.
4 November 2010
The Socialist Equality Party will be holding a meeting in Montreal on Wednesday, November 10 to mark 70 years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky by a Stalinist assailant.
By Nancy Hanover, 4 November 2010
The second of a two-part series on the history and predatory policies of the student loan industry.
By Statement International Students for Social Equality, 2 November 2010
The ISSE calls on students to oppose the Sri Lankan government’s new higher education act, which will pave the way for private universities.
By Barry Grey, 1 November 2010
In what has become a regular feature of American public life—especially on the eve of major elections—the airwaves were taken over Friday by breathless reports of a new terror threat.
SEP candidate for Michigan legislature
By Shannon Jones, 1 November 2010
Socialist Equality Party candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives D’Artagnan Collier explained the socialist response to the crisis in Detroit at an October 28 election meeting.
Break with Obama and the Democrats
By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 30 October 2010
The following leaflet will be distributed to participants at the October 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington DC called by comedian Jon Stewart.
By Cesar Uco and Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2010
The editorial pages of two of the most prominent newspapers of the US ruling establishment rushed to claim the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile as a triumph for free-market capitalism.
By Shannon Jones, 22 October 2010
SEP candidate for the Michigan state legislature D’Artagnan Collier received an attentive response speaking before a class of history students at Wayne State University in Detroit on October 20.
By Alex Lantier, 18 October 2010
The mass strikes mounted in the last week by workers in France against the pension cuts of President Nicolas Sarkozy have attracted the ire of Roger Cohen, the New York Times’ chief foreign affairs editor.
Mehring Books featured titles
14 October 2010
Whither France by Leon Trotsky and French Workers in Revolt by David Walsh are two titles that give readers important insights into the political questions raised by the mass strikes now taking place in France.
By Lawrence Porter, 13 October 2010
D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for the Michigan state legislature, spoke to Detroit Symphony Orchestra strikers and supporters at an October 10 concert.
11 October 2010
We are publishing in serialised form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the final part.
8 October 2010
We are publishing in serialized form the document adopted by the Founding Congress of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) on May 23, 2010. Today we post the ninth part.
By Lawrence Porter, 6 October 2010
D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for the 9th District in Michigan, campaigned this weekend among workers and students at a food charity and at a local community college.