By Bill Van Auken, 28 September 2020
With the US presidential election barely five weeks away, Washington is stoking conflicts across the globe, first and foremost with China.
After the exoneration of Breonna Taylor’s killers: The way forward in the fight against police violence
By Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2020
The ubiquity of police violence in the US, with approximately 1,000 people killed every year, is bound up with the extreme growth of social inequality and class tensions.
By Andre Damon, 25 September 2020
The Democrats are determined to prevent the intervention of the broad mass of the population in opposition to Trump, which would challenge the interests of the financial oligarchy and the geopolitical interests of American imperialism.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 24 September 2020
Trump has publicly declared that he will not transfer power peacefully if he loses the November 3 election.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 23 September 2020
The indifference expressed by Trump to death on a mass scale expresses not only his personal outlook but the social policy of the ruling class.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 September 2020
Underlying the reckless drive to reopen schools is a broader policy of “herd immunity” adopted by every major capitalist country around the world.
As COVID-19 deaths approach one million
By Bryan Dyne, 21 September 2020
The pandemic has exposed the contradiction between the highly integrated nature of modern society and the outmoded and irrational nation-state system of capitalism.
By Kevin Reed, 19 September 2020
The move is an assault on freedom of expression and an effort to consolidate control of the internet by a handful of massive corporations working in partnership with the American government.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2020
The so-called “peace” agreements between Israel and two Arab monarchies signed on the White House lawn Tuesday are only the latest in the long record of betrayals of the Palestinian people.
By Andre Damon, 17 September 2020
“Herd immunity” has been the guiding principle of Trump’s response to the pandemic, underlying his efforts to downplay the virus, handicap testing and get workers back on the job as quickly as possible.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 16 September 2020
The great issues confronting workers in this election cannot be resolved on the basis of an electoral strategy. They can be resolved only through the revolutionary movement of the working class and the conquest of state power.
By Jerry White, 15 September 2020
On Monday, nearly 4,000 service workers at the University of Illinois walked out, joining strikes by 800 nurses at a UI hospital in Chicago and nearly 2,000 grad student instructors at the University of Michigan.
By Bryan Dyne, 14 September 2020
The wildfires ripping through California and Oregon have exposed yet again the dangers posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to deal with it.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 September 2020
According to Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, the super-rich now possess $3.2 trillion, enough to pay for an entire year of public education, health care, nutrition and disaster relief for millions of people.
By Andre Damon, 11 September 2020
While Trump is the first US official to admit to having deliberately lied to the American population about the dangers posed by the pandemic, he did not act alone.
The plot against America and the world: How the US government and the media suppressed the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic
By Bryan Dyne and Andre Damon, 10 September 2020
Newly released recorded conversations between Donald Trump and reporter Bob Woodward make clear that the White House, abetted by the media, made a calculated decision to suppress information about the pandemic that has cost nearly 200,000 lives.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Political Committee, 9 September 2020
The US election, now less than two months away, is entering its final stages under conditions of unprecedented social, economic and political crisis.
By Thomas Scripps, 8 September 2020
Assange’s kangaroo court extradition hearing has seen the UK, which boasts of being one of the world’s oldest democracies, sink to the level of a tinpot dictatorship.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 7 September 2020
The policy that has been adopted by the Trump administration and the ruling class is “herd immunity”—that is, the abandonment of any organized measures aimed at safeguarding public health.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 September 2020
Politicians and media outlets in Western countries, and above all in Germany, have declared that Moscow is responsible for Navalny’s poisoning, and have escalated their calls for a confrontation with Russia.
By Evan Blake, 4 September 2020
In a growing number of countries around the world, the drive to reopen schools has become the focal point of the class struggle.
By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2020
The American intelligence agencies are at it again, instigating anti-Russian propaganda in the US media with reckless and entirely unsubstantiated claims that Moscow is intervening in the 2020 presidential election.
By Nick Beams, 2 September 2020
This August, amid mass death, hunger and poverty, Wall Street recorded its biggest increase for the month since 1986.
By Andre Damon, 1 September 2020
In a dizzying array of threats and open clashes, Washington has inflamed, on an almost daily basis, conflicts that could rapidly spiral out of control.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 31 August 2020
The murders in Kenosha are the first major attempt to use right-wing vigilante groups to carry out violent attacks on domestic opposition within the United States.
By Andre Damon, 29 August 2020
The 2020 election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest social, economic and political crisis in the modern history of the United States.
By Marcus Day, 28 August 2020
The change in CDC testing guidelines pushed through by the White House will fuel the further spread of the pandemic throughout workplaces, homes and communities, killing untold numbers.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2020
The convention, dominated by hysterical threats against left-wing political opposition, took place against the backdrop of a shooting of demonstrators by a right-wing vigilante.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 August 2020
The latest incident to produce an eruption of angry protests is the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American father of six, shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
By Patrick Martin, 25 August 2020
The convention opened Monday with the renomination of President Trump and a series of diatribes against socialism.
By Peter Symonds, 24 August 2020
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP’s record of betrayal.
By Andre Damon, 22 August 2020
The factions of the state backing the Biden campaign have set out to “reclaim America’s place in the world” by “getting tough” with Russia and China.
By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2020
The sheer contempt for the intelligence of the population and the viewing audience was summed up in Biden’s acceptance speech, which sought to cram every possible trite phrase into a single 20-minute address.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 August 2020
The Democrats hope that the endless celebration of the trite, empty symbolism of Harris’ candidacy will serve as a repeat of Barack Obama’s run for president in 2008.
Colin Powell at the Democratic National Convention: Democrats prepare administration of militarism and war
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 19 August 2020
The second day of the convention featured remarks by Powell, a leading architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a video highlighting Biden’s “unlikely friendship” with arch warmonger John McCain.
By Andre Damon, 18 August 2020
America’s extreme social inequality underpins all aspects of the US government’s response to the pandemic, which has been characterized by total disregard for the health, safety and well-being of the vast majority of the population.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 August 2020
As the US election enters its final stage, enormous pressure is being brought to bear to convince workers and youth that the only way to oppose Trump is to support Biden and Harris.
By Thomas Scripps and Kevin Reed, 15 August 2020
Yesterday’s hearing in London made clear, if any further proof was needed, that the prosecution of Assange is a shameful and degrading show trial, intended to railroad an innocent man to prison or death.
By Andre Damon, 14 August 2020
The United States set two milestones on Wednesday: 1,503 people died from COVID-19 and the S&P 500 stock index reached a new high.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 13 August 2020
There is something incredibly degrading and shameful about the whole process, testifying to the intellectual and cultural collapse of American politics.
By Genevieve Leigh, 12 August 2020
The science is clear: the reopening of schools under the current conditions will lead to countless deaths among students, parents, teachers, and more broadly in the working class.
By Bryan Dyne, 11 August 2020
Without any serious explanation by the government, the number of tests being done every day in the United States has dropped significantly over the past two weeks.
By Andre Damon, 10 August 2020
Trump’s usurpation of the congressional prerogative to tax and spend is the latest act in his years-long effort to destroy all Constitutional guardrails on the power of the presidency.
The politics of oligarchy: Federal appeals court blocks SEP challenge to anti-democratic ballot access laws in California
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 8 August 2020
The response of the ruling class and its state to the SEP's legal challenge has been determined by one political motive: Keep socialists off the ballot!
By Shannon Jones, 7 August 2020
From top executives to low-level functionaries, the entire UAW stands exposed as a criminal conspiracy directed against autoworkers.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 August 2020
The anniversary’s significance has never been greater. Behind the backs of the people of the United States and the world, US imperialism is steadily building up a massive nuclear arsenal and pursuing a doctrine of aggressive nuclear war.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 5 August 2020
Mass opposition by teachers to the criminal policies of the ruling class will galvanize support among all workers in the United States and throughout the world.
By Bryan Dyne, 4 August 2020
July was the worst month yet in terms of new cases of COVID-19, as the pandemic continued to tear through the global population.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2020
Allowing federal supplemental benefits to expire for 30 million jobless workers shows the class character of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Socialist Equality Party (US) National Congress adopts resolution on the coronavirus pandemic and the fight for socialism
The Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 August 2020
The Congress resolution provides an unequaled analysis of the crisis triggered by the pandemic, directed toward the development of socialist class consciousness and the independent action of the working class.
By Jerry White, 31 July 2020
Even as the US economy suffers its sharpest contraction in history and the death toll from the pandemic surpasses 155,000, the private fortunes of America’s billionaires continue to rise.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 July 2020
Moderna’s exorbitant price point for its taxpayer subsidized vaccine exemplifies the corporate-financial elite’s exploitation of the coronavirus catastrophe for its selfish private gain.
By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2020
By declaring the defeat of Chinese “tyranny” the aim of American foreign policy, the Trump administration has greatly intensified confrontation with China, with an all-but explicit call for regime-change.
By Evan Blake, 28 July 2020
After waging years of strikes and protests against cuts to school funding and wages, educators in the US now face a direct confrontation with the Trump administration over its drive to reopen schools.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of paramilitary forces throughout the United States is a major escalation of the attempt to organize a coup d’état in advance of the November presidential elections.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2020
The resurgence of COVID-19 is a result of the campaign by the Trump administration—with the assistance of the Democrats and the media—to force workers back on the job as the pandemic continues to rage.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2020
The Democrats and Republicans are allowing the $600-a-week federal unemployment compensation supplement to expire, cutting off a lifeline for millions of jobless workers.
By Mike Head, 23 July 2020
The White House, facing a massive domestic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking to divert internal tensions outward.
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2020
The Trump administration’s plans to deploy federal paramilitary forces in major American cities is a sharp escalation of the assault on democratic rights and the establishment of police state forms of rule.
By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2020
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are preparing to slash or eliminate the $600 weekly unemployment supplement that has been a lifeline for millions of workers laid off during the pandemic.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2020
The crackdown on demonstrators by Trump’s fascistic border agents is the latest move in his administration’s years-long assault on democratic rights in the United States.
By Barry Grey, 18 July 2020
The United States is most nakedly pursuing a nationalistic course, aimed at enriching American oligarchs and deploying the vaccine not as a means to save lives, but as a weapon against countries in the crosshairs of US imperialism.
By Peter Symonds, 17 July 2020
Confronted with an economic and social crisis at home and his own worsening election prospects, Trump is aggressively confronting China across a whole range of potentially explosive issues.
By Andre Damon, 16 July 2020
The massive run-up in stock prices has only one explanation: The capitalist state has put at the disposal of its masters in the financial oligarchy unlimited amounts of money.
By Eric London, 15 July 2020
Though mass poverty and inequality made the region vulnerable to the coronavirus, the rising Latin American death toll is also the product of Wall Street’s hemispheric back to work policy.
Coronavirus infections skyrocket in the US
By Andre Damon, 14 July 2020
The uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in the United States is a social crime. Definite individuals, acting on behalf of the financial oligarchy, are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
By Evan Blake, 13 July 2020
The escalating campaign to reopen US schools in the fall, under conditions of an explosive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a key element of a conscious, bipartisan policy that will lead to countless preventable deaths.
By Genevieve Leigh, 11 July 2020
The Biden-Sanders collaboration has produced a total repudiation of all of the central pillars of Sanders’ campaign, in the midst of an unprecedented social and political crisis of world capitalism.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 10 July 2020
The district court’s decision is not a serious legal ruling grounded in jurisprudence or reasoned analysis. It is a political decision aimed at barring socialists from the ballot.
By Evan Blake, 9 July 2020
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump demanded that US schools reopen in the fall amid a raging pandemic, threatening the lives of thousands of teachers.
By Peter Symonds, 8 July 2020
Confronting crisis at home, with growing opposition among workers to the reckless back-to-work drive, Trump is seeking to divert these immense social tensions outward at an external enemy.
By Niles Niemuth, 7 July 2020
The campaign waged by the Democratic Party to discredit Jefferson, Lincoln and other leaders of America’s two revolutions allows Trump to package his extreme right-wing policies as a defense of democratic traditions.
The significance of the July 4 online discussion, “The Place of the Two American Revolutions: Past, Present and Future”
By David Walsh, 6 July 2020
The World Socialist Web Site marked the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a discussion with five significant historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood.
By David North, 4 July 2020
Today marks the 244th anniversary of the public proclamation of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776, which established the United States of America. It is not only the direct political impact of the document, but, rather, the principles it proclaimed that determined its world historical stature.
By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2020
The Washington frenzy against Russia has been triggered by a lying propaganda campaign initiated by the New York Times.
By Andre Damon, 2 July 2020
The resurgence of COVID-19 is the outcome of a policy, led by the Trump administration but supported by the entire political and media establishment, of subordinating society’s needs to the interests of the financial oligarchy.
By Bryan Dyne, 1 July 2020
Gilead’s declaration that it will charge over $3,000 per patient for the drug remdesivir sends a clear message that pharmaceutical companies plan to use the COVID-19 crisis to make billions of dollars.
By Andre Damon, 30 June 2020
Six months after the world first learned of COVID-19, workers across the globe are going on strike to demand measures to stop the rampant spread of the disease.
By Marcus Day, 29 June 2020
Workers are forming new democratic organizations in order to protect their lives.
By Andre Damon, 27 June 2020
The resurgence of the pandemic was the entirely foreseeable outcome of the homicidal campaign by the Trump administration, with the support of the Democrats and the media, to force workers back into factories and workplaces.
By Andrea Lobo, 26 June 2020
The ruling classes in the most unequal region of the world have based their response to the pandemic and the economic crisis it spurred on protecting their wealth and privileges at all costs.
By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020
In the one month since the killing of George Floyd, the mass, multi-racial and international demonstrations against police violence are in danger of being hijacked by a faction of the ruling class that is aggressively promoting a brand of racial-communal politics.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 June 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tear through the global population, the disease is having an especially devastating impact on the tens of millions of displaced people throughout the world.
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 June 2020
Only an independent political intervention by the international working class against the capitalist system can put an end to the mass deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020
The justifiable demand for the removal of monuments to defenders of slavery and inequality has been unfairly accompanied by attacks against memorials to the men who led the American Revolution and the Civil War.
By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020
The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.
By Jerry White, 19 June 2020
US meatpacking plants, auto factories and other large workplaces have been a major vector for the spread of the deadly disease.
By Keith Jones, 18 June 2020
The Indo-China border dispute is only one of numerous global flashpoints where US aggression has incited or aggravated inter-state conflicts and transformed them into potential catalysts of a global conflagration.
By Niles Niemuth and Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2020
What is absent from all of the media commentary on police violence, let alone the statements from bourgeois politicians, is any examination of what the police are and their relationship to capitalist society.
By Andre Damon, 16 June 2020
The Trump administration’s plan to cut unemployment assistance in July is a naked ploy to force workers back into factories that are hotbeds of COVID-19.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 15 June 2020
The fight against police violence must be connected to the struggles of the working class, in the United States and internationally, against inequality, war and the capitalist system.
By Kate Randall and Andre Damon, 13 June 2020
It is now indisputable that the Trump administration’s campaign to prematurely reopen businesses has led to a surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2020
The president is seeking to manufacture a pretext for violent repression and the establishment of an authoritarian regime in America.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 June 2020
As has happened so often in the past, the political establishment and media are promoting a racial narrative to conceal the social and economic basis of police brutality and deflect popular anger away from the capitalist system.
By Nick Beams, 10 June 2020
The rise of the market, taking place in the midst of the greatest health crisis in a century, stands in stark contrast to the underlying real economy.
By Bryan Dyne, 9 June 2020
More than 400,000 men, women and children have lost their lives from COVID-19 and the lives of countless millions more remain in danger as the number of cases continues to grow.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 June 2020
The global wave of demonstrations against police violence is the response to decades of unending war, the destruction of basic democratic rights, and a massive concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny ruling elite.
By Thomas Scripps, 6 June 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people have joined demonstrations in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2020
The White House’s planned use of anti-terrorism units to apprehend “agitators” is aimed at criminalizing opposition to police violence and the policies of the oligarchy.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 4 June 2020
The Trump administration is attempting to carry out a coup against the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship based on the military and the police.