Recent perspectives from the World Socialist Web Site

The UK-based charity Oxfam International has reported that the wealth of the world’s billionaires grew by $900 billion last year, a rise of 12 percent, while 3.8 billion people—half the world’s population—saw their wealth decline by 11 percent.
The corporate media are blacking out coverage of the largest strike in North America in the last two decades.
A series of major scientific breakthroughs demonstrate the potential for the progressive development of humanity, even as capitalism drags mankind into war and barbarism.
Both feuding factions of the US ruling elite are right-wing, anti-democratic and militaristic.
At the US-Mexico border, the two chief social classes under capitalism—the capitalist class and the working class—are demonstrating the two alternatives for the future of mankind.
The year 2019 is beginning with a wave of strikes, demonstrations and other manifestations of class struggle around the world.
The ruling class had to kill Luxemburg and Liebknecht to prevent the revolution, which spread like wildfire throughout Germany during November 1918, from overthrowing capitalism as it had done in Russia.
A New York Times report aimed at reviving the anti-Russia campaign against Trump exposes a conspiracy by the political police of the FBI to negate the results of the 2016 election.
This week’s general strike in India, one of the largest strikes in history, is part of a growing upsurge of the world working class.
A presidential declaration of a “national emergency” to override congressional opposition would mean a permanent and irreversible break with constitutional government in the United States.
Congressional Democrats and the corporate media are deliberately downplaying the danger to democratic rights and constitutional norms embodied in Trump’s threats.
Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district are engaged in a critical battle to defend the right to public education.