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This pamphlet contains the resolutions from the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress held July 8-12, 2012 in Detroit. Learn More
This work is a print edition of the World Socialist Web Site
15 Year Anniversary essays. It is meant as a companion to the online project celebrating 15 years of continuous publication of the World Socialist Web Site.
The essays contained in this new book are an indispensable introduction to those new to the World Socialist Web Site
, providing an Marxist assessment of the unfolding events of the tumultuous last years of the 20th century and the first 12 years of the 21st. For those who have followed the site over the course of the past 15 years you will want the print edition as a reference for the first 15 years of the WSWS
or as a way to introduce new readers to the web site.
This volume of lectures is remarkably prescient and historically relevant in light of the recent revelations of NSA spying, drone assassinations and the suppression of Constitutionally protected rights by the Democratic administration of Barack Obama. David North establishes in a detailed analysis of the 2000 and 2004 US presidential elections that behind the breakdown of democracy in the United States lies the deterioration of its global economic position and the unprecedented growth of social inequality—already apparent at that time. North analyzes the extreme social and class tensions within American society underlying the bi-partisan “war on terror” initiated under George W. Bush, which ushered in a period of aggressive militarism abroad and the threat of police state rule in the US that has deepened under the Obama administration. Learn More
This pamphlet contains articles and statements from the World Socialist Web Site
on the Australian government's military intervention into Aboriginal communities which was based on the pretext of stopping child sexual abuse. Learn More
The February Perspectives features analyses of the Obama administration’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan and the growing demands by international finance capital for the introduction of savage austerity measures, including the important statement “Socialism and the Greek debt Crisis.” Learn More
The Socialist Equality Party was incomparable in its ability to predict and assess the global financial collapse of September 2008. In the three years following the collapse of the housing bubble, the SEP laid out its perspectives for the resurgence of working class struggle. The three reports in this pamphlet track the development of the most profound economic crisis since the Great Depression, and outline the urgent tasks facing the international working class—more relevant today than ever. Learn More
A monthly journal containing the "Perspectives" articles published on the World Socialist Web Site.
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The March Perspectives features commentary on the growing threat of war, as economic tensions between the United States and China, as well as America’s rivals in Europe, increase. The looming possibility of an attack on Iran and its broader implications are also analyzed. Learn More
The June 2010 issue of the WSWS Perspectives
contains extensive analysis of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which has demonstrated the complete subservience of the Obama administration to the corporate and financial elite and exposed its inability to mount any serious response to a social and environmental disaster of unprecedented magnitude. Learn More
On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated the American city of New Orleans and other cities and towns along the Gulf of Mexico. Far from being an “act of God,” the destruction wrought by the storm had its origins in the disregard for human life by the capitalist system, which condemned thousands to death, disease and years of homelessness. The articles gathered in this pamphlet examine the sociological roots of this disaster. Learn More