The struggle against war
By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2016
Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2016
Washington is warning that if it is unable to achieve regime change through UN-brokered talks, it will drastically escalate the Syrian bloodbath.
Behind the designation of Russia and China as “imperialist”: A case study in theoretical charlatanry
By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2016
The politically reactionary implications of the definition of Russia and China as imperialist powers are exposed by the positions of the German-based Revolutionary Communist International Tendency.
By Andre Damon, 12 April 2016
Amid well-advanced preparations for a “Second Pacific War,” US Secretary of State John Kerry refused to apologize for America’s use of nuclear weapons in the Second World War during a visit to the city of Hiroshima.
By Nick Beams, 9 April 2016
The International Monetary Fund has called for enhanced global cooperation, but every tendency is heading in the opposite direction, with economic nationalism and militarism on the rise.
By Andre Damon, 8 April 2016
The United States has sharply escalated its standoff with China, leading the New York Times to conclude that a “confrontation seems increasingly likely.”
By Thomas Gaist, 6 April 2016
Governments worldwide spent $1.7 trillion on military costs in 2015, spurred on by deepening geopolitical strife in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
By Kumaran Ira, 4 April 2016
The conflict threatens to escalate into a broader war between Russia, Armenia’s main backer, and Azerbaijan’s ally, Turkey, and behind Turkey, the entire NATO alliance.
By Peter Symonds, 2 April 2016
The aim of US “non-proliferation” policy is not to rid the world of nuclear bombs but to ensure the US retains its nuclear dominance over any potential rival.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 April 2016
The US military is preparing to deploy some military equipment and thousands of troops directly on the Russian border as part of a “permanent footprint.”
By Joseph Kishore, 31 March 2016
While it is not a topic of significant debate among the various candidates contending for the presidential nomination, the growing international war drive, spearheaded by the United States, looms over the election campaign.
By Andre Damon, 30 March 2016
As world leaders gather for this week’s nuclear summit in Washington, leading think tanks are warning of a “new arms race” and the need to plan for “Armageddon.”
By Thomas Gaist, 29 March 2016
More than four years after the official end of the US occupation of Iraq, and with a current presence of some 5,000 troops, military leaders are calling for additional military assets.
By Peter Symonds, 29 March 2016
The implementation of the military legislation is a major step in the revival of Japanese militarism, encouraged by Washington as part of its war preparations against China.
By Oscar Grenfell, 29 March 2016
The declaration that Turkey’s flagrant act of war was “a small victory for humanity” underscores the pseudo-lefts’ support for imperialist provocations, including those that threaten to trigger world war.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 March 2016
Two weeks after secretly deploying to northern Iraq, US Marines are pounding Iraqi villages in support of an Iraqi government offensive overseen by US advisors.
Socialism and the Fight Against War
IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand—Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!
24 March 2016
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is holding meetings in Australia and New Zealand to alert students, youth and workers to the threat of a Third World War.
9 March 2016
Mehring Books has just published in pamphlet format the statement calling for the building of a new anti-war movement based on the perspective of international socialism.
By Dante Pastrana, 8 March 2016
While Philippine officials invoked the latest UN sanctions, the government undoubtedly acted with the approval, if not on the direct orders, of Washington.
By Keith Jones, 8 March 2016
Washington is determined to make India a “frontline state” in its drive to strategically isolate, encircle and potentially wage war against China.
By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2016
The fighter jets that the Liberals withdrew from the Mideast war are to be used to bolster NATO’s campaign of bullying and aggression against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2016
Leading strategists of US imperialism increasingly see the fomenting of national secessionist movements as a means to destabilize and subjugate the Eurasian land mass.
By James Cogan, 1 March 2016
The militarist agenda spelled out in the White Paper is incompatible with the democratic and social rights of the working class.
By Barry Grey, 20 February 2016
Outside of a mass struggle that directly challenges the bases of capitalist rule—private ownership of the corporations and banks and the system of wage slavery—no genuinely progressive changes can be achieved.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2016
The intensifying clashes on the Syrian-Turkish border have placed the five-year-old conflict in Syria on a hair trigger for provoking a global confrontation.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 February 2016
Responsibility for the social catastrophe in Afghanistan lies with American imperialism, which has fomented and waged a series of wars against the Afghan people.
By Alex Lantier, 15 February 2016
The NATO powers are supporting plans for a Turkish and Saudi invasion of Syria that could engulf the entire Middle East in war and trigger a global conflict.
By Roger Jordan, 10 February 2016
Washington was quick to praise the Trudeau government’s plans to expand Canada’s role in the Mideast war.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 February 2016
Statements from the commander in Afghanistan are the latest in a series of acknowledgements by US officials that the American military is planning a permanent occupation of the country.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2016
The thrust of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s speech before the Economic Club on Tuesday was that US imperialism is preparing for a new world war.
By Josh Varlin, 2 February 2016
Prime Minister Rutte’s announcement of the decision to begin bombing ISIS in Syria marks a dramatic escalation of the Netherlands’ involvement in the US-led campaign.
By Peter Symonds, 1 February 2016
Washington’s actions are deliberately confrontational and reckless, raising the danger of a military clash with China.
By David Levine, 1 February 2016
A proposed ban on US funding of Ukrainian neo-Nazis that had attracted substantial media attention last June when it was introduced never actually became law.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 29 January 2016
Sweden’s announcement came the same day as Human Rights Watch published a scathing indictment of the curtailment of democratic rights in Europe in response to the refugee crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2016
Having first devastated Libya in the name of “human rights,” Washington is now about to attack it again on the pretext of fighting terrorism.
By Joanne Laurier, 29 January 2016
The documentary brings together opponents of the CIA drone program and includes interviews with two former US Air Force drone pilots.
By Thomas Gaist, 27 January 2016
The US military is planning on using Afghanistan as a launching pad for military operations throughout South and Central Asia, senior US military officials told the Washington Post.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 January 2016
The shift to the right by the European elites is rooted in explosive social, economic and political contradictions that have been building up since the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.
Obama’s place in history: Permanent war and the breakdown of American democracy
By Eric London, 14 January 2016
A significant 769-page book from New York Times reporter Charlie Savage provides a chilling, detailed insider view of the Obama administration’s pseudo-legal justifications for war and authoritarianism.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 January 2016
The calls from within the military envision a struggle with China over domination of the hemisphere.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 January 2016
The barbaric killing spree carried out by the royal parasites in Riyadh was a calculated political act driven by both domestic and international objectives.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 December 2015
US imperialism is expanding its global Special Forces network, preparing new deployments of combat forces to confront Russia and China, and flooding every region of the world with advanced weaponry.
By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2015
The US ruling elite is whipping up an atmosphere of panic after the killings in San Bernardino, laying the ground for a further military escalation in the Middle East and North Africa.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2015
A collection of pseudo-left groups that have promoted the CIA-orchestrated proxy war in Syria as a “revolution” are now agitating for a major escalation.
By Robert Stevens, 14 December 2015
The main aim of the Stop the War Coalition is to channel widespread anti-war sentiment behind Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
By our reporters, 14 December 2015
A number of those attending the demonstration against the British bombing of Syria spoke to the WSWS.
By Alex Lantier and Barry Grey, 16 November 2015
The criminal assault on innocent civilians in Paris is the predictable outcome of US and European imperialism’s relentless escalation of military operations in the Middle East.
By Kumaran Ira, 16 November 2015
The Socialist Party government plans to extend the current state of emergency for three months or possibly indefinitely.
US-backed Saudi war coalition shows “complete disregard” for civilian lives, MSF says
By Thomas Gaist, 29 October 2015
The US-backed Saudi war coalition has laid waste to civilian infrastructure across Yemen since launching “Operation Decisive Storm” in March
By Johannes Stern, 29 October 2015
Recent weeks have seen an intensified effort to use the refugee crisis to build up and legitimize extreme right-wing forces in Germany.
By Peter Symonds, 28 October 2015
The entry of the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen into Chinese-claimed waters raises the danger of a military confrontation between two nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 October 2015
With the influx of refugees seeking to escape the living hell created by imperialism in the Middle East, the reality of war has arrived in the centre of Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2015
The lack of any organized expression of the overwhelming popular opposition to war is bound up with the right-wing evolution of the socio-political layer that makes up the pseudo-left.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 14 October 2015
Professor Jörg Baberowski at Berlin’s Humboldt University no longer limits his right-wing propaganda to his own academic area; he is using his position to build a far-right movement.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2015
As the world enters the final months of 2015, it can be said that not only the frequency, but also the intensity of crises is reaching a new inflection point.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2015
With its intervention in Syria, Russia has cut across US plans which date back decades to effect regime-change in Syria and redraw the map of the Middle East.
By Nick Beams, 28 September 2015
The mounting geo-political tensions that dominate the United Nations assembly are fuelled by the economic breakdown of world capitalism.
By a WSWS reporting team, 17 September 2015
While opposition to the bills and war is widespread, there is no genuine anti-war alternative among the protest organisations.
By our reporters, 17 September 2015
A WSWS reporting team conducted discussions and interviews with participants in last weekend’s protests against the Abe government’s military legislation.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2015
The 1,165-page document elaborates a legal rationale for mass killings, detention of civilians and persecution of journalists, among other criminal actions.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 August 2015
The events that led to the dismissal of the German Attorney General Harald Range show the true extent of the preparations to erect an authoritarian state.
By Niles Williamson, 1 August 2015
So far in 2015, NATO fighters have been scrambled more than 250 times to intercept Russian aircraft over Europe.
By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015
Socialist Alternative continues its public support for the US-led regime-change operation against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
By Thomas Gaist, 26 June 2015
NATO officials revealed plans for a more aggressive nuclear strategy to counter “Russian aggression,” just days after US war planners called for a new generation of nuclear weapons.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By Evan Blake, 23 June 2015
Over 13 percent of the world's annual economic output is squandered on military spending and the destruction wrought by war and conflict.
By Ben McGrath, 20 June 2015
Thousands gathered over the weekend to oppose bills to expand the role of the armed forces and its capacity to wage war.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2015
The pre-positioning of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored howitzers and other instruments of violence will bring the region to the brink of war.
By our correspondents, 13 June 2015
The conflict over freedom of expression at Humboldt University in Berlin is being followed with great interest at other universities.
By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2015
The US and NATO are pressing a confrontation with Russia that threatens to provoke a war in the face of broad opposition within the European population.
11 June 2015
On Monday, the WSWS exposed the allegations of Louis Proyect that a WSWS article included false information aimed at exaggerating the Obama administration’s escalation of military threats against Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2015
Government heads issued new threats against Russia a day after British officials announced that US nuclear weapons may once again be stationed on British soil.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2015
In the lead-up to the meeting in Bavaria, US officials called for extended economic sanctions and stepped-up military pressure against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
By Jeff Lusanne, 8 May 2015
The US federal government’s expenditures on roads, bridges, and education research is a mere fraction of what it spends maintaining the world’s deadliest military.
By Nick Beams, 29 April 2015
China was not directly mentioned by name following the signing of a new military agreement between the US and Japan, but there is no doubt it is the target.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2015
From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war for regime change in Syria and the fascist-led coup in Ukraine, the New York Times has served as a propaganda arm for Washington.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 April 2015
The incident comes against the backdrop of a redoubling of the US-backed aerial bombardment of Iranian-allied militias in Yemen.
By Mike Head, 29 April 2015
Any criticism of the Australian ruling elite’s involvement in imperialist wars, past or present, cannot be tolerated.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 April 2015
Humboldt University is attempting to intimidate, suppress and criminalize criticism of the controversial political views publicly advanced by Jörg Baberowski, chair of the university’s Department of Eastern European History.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2015
President Obama’s admission that CIA drone missiles killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda has evoked no significant questioning of the program of targeted killings.
By Peter Symonds, 25 April 2015
The Anzac Day juggernaut is a deliberate attempt to inculcate patriotism and overwhelm anti-war sentiment in preparation for new and more terrible wars.
By our reporter, 25 April 2015
By our correspondents, 24 April 2015
University students and workers in Colombo are signing up for the May 3 global online rally.
By our reporter, 20 April 2015
Workers, students, academics, and young people from across Australia and internationally have sent letters of protest to Sydney University and Burwood Council, opposing the attempts by both institutions to block an anti-war meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP).
For an international campaign to defend the democratic rights of the Socialist Equality Party
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 18 April 2015
The university’s decision is an attack on the democratic rights not only of the SEP but of the working class in Australia and around the world.
By Richard Phillips, 18 April 2015
One of the central lies promoted by the saturation media campaign extolling WWI is that Australia was unified in backing the imperialist war.
By Mike Head, 17 April 2015
The outcry over Woolworths’ advertising campaign offers a revealing insight into the real character of the official four-year “celebration” of World War I.
By our reporting team, 17 April 2015
Supporters of the SEP and the IYSSE campaigned at the Fiat-Chrysler Warren Truck plant outside Detroit, urging workers to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally.
“Act of political censorship is a damning indictment of Labor”
By our reporter, 17 April 2015
Burwood City Council is refusing to provide any political explanation for its actions.
By Katie Rhodes, 17 April 2015
The Socialist Equality Party is the only political party putting forward a genuine, socialist, opposition to war in the UK elections.
By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2015
This week’s sentencing of four Blackwater mercenaries for the murder of 17 Iraqis only begs the question: Why have no top US officials been held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands?
By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 13 April 2015
Not since 1939, on the eve of World War II, has the danger of world war been so immediate, nor a mass movement of the working class against imperialism so necessary.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2015
Amnesty International is investigating reports of widespread human rights violations by Shiite militiamen after the recapture of Tikrit from ISIS.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 April 2015
The aim is to create a militia capable of installing a regime in Syria that will carry out the dictates of the imperialist powers.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 April 2015
With increasing brazenness, the United States functions as the spearhead of militarism and reaction all over the world.
By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2015
The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 March 2015
The Republican senator’s proposal for ringing the Capitol with soldiers to force through a Pentagon budget says a great deal about the US political setup.
Kerry, Carter, Dempsey testify at Senate hearing
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2015
Top national security officials urged a Senate committee to approve a broadly worded Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Marianne Arens, 3 March 2015
The threat of military intervention in Libya is driven by Italian oil and business interests and the need to divert attention from growing domestic tensions.