Recent perspectives from the World Socialist Web Site

The strike by 48,000 US General Motors is part of an eruption of social struggle throughout the United States and the world.
The entire global financial system has become so dependent upon and addicted to the endless supply of ultracheap money that even the slightest move to reduce it threatens to set off a crisis.
The UAW is attempting to force through concessions that will set a new benchmark for exploitation for generations to come.
The Spanish Supreme Court’s sentencing Monday of a dozen Catalan nationalists to a decade in prison for sedition is a politically illegitimate ruling that will live in infamy.
The Democratic Party’s saber-rattling response to the Syrian fiasco helps Trump fraudulently posture as an opponent of war.
The United Auto Workers’ isolation of the month-long strike by GM workers can be broken if workers take the conduct of the struggle into their own hands, call out Ford and Fiat Chrysler and unify with Mack Truck strikers, copper miners and other workers.
The defeat of Trump’s efforts to create an extreme rightwing authoritarian regime and the defense of democratic rights require the political mobilization of the working class.
While Assange is subjected to what amounts to torture in a British prison, the war criminals he has done so much to expose walk free.
The forced blackouts affecting over two million people and businesses across 34 counties in Northern California serve as a stark example of the irrationality of the capitalist system.
Whatever his immediate intentions, Trump has admitted that successive US governments have engaged in war crimes resulting in mass murder.
The Democrats have chosen quite deliberately to base their opposition to Trump on the most reactionary, anti-democratic grounds possible: support for the intelligence agencies and American imperialism.
The outcome of the strike will determine conditions of life for millions of workers across not just the auto industry, but all workplaces for years to come.