Recent perspectives from the World Socialist Web Site
The silencing of the guns 100 years ago was not the end of the bloodshed and carnage but was simply the conclusion of the first phase of what was to become a thirty-year international war between the major capitalist powers.
Macron’s attempt to rehabilitate Pétain is an unabashed appeal to the far right, which he is cultivating as a base of support amid rising opposition among workers.
On November 9, 1918, the revolutionary uprising of the German working class against war and monarchy reached its peak and shook the capitalist system to its foundations.
From the standpoint of the interests of working people, the rearrangement of seats in Congress is largely irrelevant; No positive change is possible outside of the independent intervention of the working class.
Washington’s supposed demand for a ceasefire has only produced a sharp escalation in the world’s most murderous war.
The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.
Regardless of the outcome, the elections will set the stage for a further shift of US politics to the right.
Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.
A new report documents the colossal role of inherited wealth in perpetuating social inequality in America.
All factions of the ruling class view basic democratic rights as obstacles in their drive for wealth and world domination.
The election of the fascistic former captain as president signals a sharp shift to the right by the Brazilian ruling establishment.
The White House, deploying thousands of troops to the border, is seeking to to whip up a climate of right-wing chauvinist hysteria on the eve of the November 6 midterm elections.