Recent perspectives from the World Socialist Web Site

After 18 years of war, the killing of nearly 2,400 troops and the squandering of roughly $1 trillion, Washington is negotiating a deal it could have had with the Taliban without a shot being fired.
A right-wing extremist terrorist shot and killed nine people in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening.
The fight for Assange’s freedom requires the mobilisation of the working class, not moral appeals to capitalist politicians.
The impoverishment of the working class is not an accidental outcome of the accumulation of wealth by a rapacious financial oligarchy—the two are directly linked.
This weekend’s Munich Security Conference was dominated by a breakdown of the NATO alliance amid the resurgence of preparations for “great power conflict.”
The rallying of officeholders and media pundits to the billionaire candidate exposes the real class character of the Democratic Party.
Allied with the reactionary Macron government, #MeToo demands the censorship of Polanski’s brilliant account of the anti-Semitic frame-up of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, which was a seminal event in modern French history.
Last week’s decision by the Christian Democratic Union in the federal state of Thuringia to elect a state premier together with the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany exposes the filthy state of German politics.
The expansion of the class struggle is the essential factor underlying the shift to the left among workers and the growing interest in socialism.
The announcement begins the staged process in which the Democratic Party feigns indignation over the proposed cuts only to ultimately accede to many of the demands.
The coronavirus contagion has become a disaster and a tragedy for the tens of thousands infected and the tens of millions who remain under quarantine.
The massive breach of the right to privacy, first justified by President Bush in the guise of the “war on terror,” then expanded under President Obama, is now being utilized in Trump’s fascistic war on immigrants.