World Socialist Web Site

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The World Socialist Web Site is published by the International Committee of the Fourth International, the leadership of the world socialist movement, the Fourth International founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938.

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Started: 22 January 1998
Founder: Mehring Books

Owner: International Committee of the Fourth International
In its own words:
"The WSWS aims to meet the need, felt widely today, for an intelligent appraisal of the problems of contemporary society. It addresses itself to the masses of people who are dissatisfied with the present state of social life, as well as its cynical and reactionary treatment by the establishment media."

The World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) is published by the Trotskyite (Communist) International Committee of the Fourth International. While decidedly having its own angle on things, where the working class as a cliche is always ready to rise up and unite under its leadership, it also covers deep politics[1] and the subversion of "the left" by intelligence agencies and the establishment.

The WSWS became a vocal supporter of supranational deep state policies during Covid deep event, including lockdowns, medical passports and forced vaccinations through economic pressure.


The WSWS has concluded that the #MeToo movement as a McCarthyite witch-hunt with ulterior motives. David Walsh from the WSWS wrote:

The ostensible aim of this ongoing movement is to combat sexual harassment and assault, i.e., to bring about some measure of social progress. However, the repressive, regressive means resorted to—including unsubstantiated and often anonymous denunciations and sustained attacks on the presumption of innocence and [due process]] — give the lie to the campaign’s “progressive” claims. Such methods are the hallmark of an anti-democratic, authoritarian movement, and one, moreover, that deliberately seeks to divert attention from social inequality, attacks on the working class, the threat of war and the other great social and political issues of the day. Instead of bringing about an improvement in conditions, in fact, the #MeToo movement has helped undermine democratic rights, created an atmosphere of intimidation and fear and destroyed the reputations and careers of a significant number of artists and others.[2]

Identity politics

The WSWS also criticizes identity politics:

In reality, politics based on race, gender and sexuality has become a fundamental part of the Democratic Party’s efforts to divide workers and enrich a thin layer of the middle class who falsely present themselves as "representational" of the broad masses. But the truth is that workers, regardless of their gender or background, have no representation whatsoever in any branch of government. As the Democratic Party moves ever more sharply to the right, identity politics is used to give the party a left veneer, however thin it may be.[3]


The idea that all opposition to lockdowns and forced vaccination is far right. "Mandatory vaccinations are not an attack on democratic rights but a necessary tool in a range of scientific measures that must be fought for by the international working class to eliminate COVID-19."[4]


A Document by World Socialist Web Site

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:NATO goes to war against RussiaStatement1 March 2022NATO
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
No-fly zone
Azov Battalion
NATO Response Force
There must be a new mass anti-war movement, based on the international working class. This opposition, however, must be developed as a conscious political movement for socialism. This means the building of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its affiliated Socialist Equality Parties in every country.


Documents sourced from World Socialist Web Site

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:All UK Labour leadership candidates sign up to stepped up pro-Zionist witch-huntblog postBoard of Deputies of British Jews
Labour Against The Witchhunt
Rebecca Long-Bailey
2020 Labour Party leadership contest
15 January 2020Robert StevensA day after posting the 10 points, the BoD tweeted that pro-Corbyn deputy leadership candidates Richard Burgon and Dawn Butler were “absent from the list of those who have signed the #TenPledges to tackle antisemitism in Labour.”
Document:Capitalism normalizes death: From COVID-19 to the threat of nuclear warArticleNuclear war
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Andre DamonThe total devaluation of human life, the indifference to mass death in the pandemic and the recklessness with which American capitalism is rushing into conflict with Russia, reflect the views and social character of the American ruling class. This parasitic oligarchy feasts upon the impoverishment and exploitation of the working population.
Document:Chelsea Manning released, faces new imprisonment for refusing to testify against AssangeArticleWikileaks
Julian Assange
Chelsea Manning
Espionage Act of 1917
10 May 2019Niles Niemuth“The idea I hold the keys to my own cell is an absurd one, as I face the prospect of suffering either way due to this unnecessary and punitive subpoena: I can either go to jail or betray my principles,” Manning explained. “The latter exists as a much worse prison than the government can construct.”
Document:Child Soldier Coerced Into Plea-Bargainarticle"Extraordinary rendition"
Omar Khadr
7 October 2010Keith Jones
Document:Credit Suisse and the power of moneyArticleUBS
Switzerland/National Bank
Credit Suisse
20 March 2023Peter SchwarzThe merger creates a monster bank with a balance sheet total of CHF (Swiss francs) 1.5 trillion ($1.6 trillion), almost twice the gross domestic product of Switzerland, which amounted to CHF 771 billion in 2022. If it enters a tailspin, it will trigger a tsunami that will drag the Swiss state budget and parts of the world economy into the abyss.
Document:Former MI6 chief behind faked “evidence” for Iraq war leading anti-China Wuhan lab conspiracyArticleRichard Dearlove
Joe Biden
Boris Johnson
2003 Iraq War
Ron Unz
Judith Miller
Dominic Cummings
Wuhan Institute of Virology
Michael Gordon
10 June 2021Julie HylandPresident Biden's intelligence service order relating to the Wuhan lab leak theory was issued the same day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, gave evidence before a parliamentary committee in which he confirmed a government policy to allow tens of thousands to die from Covid-19.
Document:Government conspiracy against 1972 UK builders’ strike exposedArticleInformation Research Department
Shrewsbury 24
Ricky Tomlinson
Des Warren
Communist Party of Great Britain
15 December 2015Barry MasonOn 3 February 2021, the surviving Shrewsbury 24 pickets fought to clear their name in a two-day hearing at the Court of Appeal after they were criminalised for going out on strike in 1972.
Document:Inquiry findings continue cover-up of 1999 Rosemary Nelson assassinationarticleRosemary Nelson2 June 2011Steve James
Document:Julian Assange denied access to lawyers, visitors in Britain’s Belmarsh prisonArticleWikileaks
Chelsea Manning
Michael Snow
Belmarsh Prison
Joshua Schulte
Christine Assange
Julian Assange/Imprisonment
24 April 2019Oscar GrenfellChelsea Manning’s punitive detention is a warning of the treatment that will be meted out to Julian Assange if he is extradited to the US
Document:Leaked phone call on Ukraine lays bare Washington’s gangsterismarticleVictoria Nuland
Geoffrey Pyatt
Ukraine Riots 2013-14
10 February 2014Bill Van AukenA short, readable resume of US foreign affairs diplomatic gangsterism, illustrated by the "Ukraine-Gate" intercepted telephone conversation between US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
Document:Libya Imperialism and the prostration of Left Intellectualsarticle2011 Attacks on Libya
1 April 2011David North
Document:Lockerbie bombing: Megrahi's posthumous appeal rejected by Scottish judgesArticlePan Am Flight 103/The Trial
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
Ray Manly
19 January 2021Steve JamesNo explanation or significance has been attached to a break in at Heathrow airport, where security was poor, the night before, adjacent to the luggage loading area for PA103.
Document:Mau Mau Seek Compensation from UKarticleMau Mau Uprising26 May 2009Jean Shaoul
Document:May 8 and the rehabilitation of Nazism in GermanyArticleRussia
Western world
12 May 2023Peter SchwarzOne day after the start of the war in Ukraine, Germany launched the largest rearmament offensive since 1945. Like the US, it is steadily escalating its proxy war against Russia in Ukraine and is not even shying away from nuclear annihilation.
Document:NATO goes to war against RussiaStatementNATO
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
No-fly zone
Azov Battalion
NATO Response Force
1 March 2022World Socialist Web SiteThere must be a new mass anti-war movement, based on the international working class. This opposition, however, must be developed as a conscious political movement for socialism. This means the building of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its affiliated Socialist Equality Parties in every country.
Document:Rebecca Long-Bailey Labour leadership campaign marks end of 'project Corbyn'blog postJeremy Corbyn
Rebecca Long-Bailey
2020 Labour Party leadership contest
20 January 2020Robert StevensNot only does Labour continue to be politically dominated by the Blairites, but should Long-Bailey succeed her mentor then she would do their bidding all down the line. Unity with the Blairite right was the leitmotif of Long-Bailey’s campaign rally.
Document:Trump targets Corbyn in UK election interventionArticleNigel Farage
Boris Johnson
Jeremy Corbyn
Donald Trump
Mike Pompeo
UK/General election/2019
2 November 2019Laura TiernanDonald Trump’s interview shows that Mike Pompeo’s threatened “push back” is far advanced. If Trump is willing to make such anti-democratic public pronouncements against the leader of Her Majesty’s opposition, what are they discussing—and preparing—behind the scenes?
Document:US charged with war crimes in Syria prison siegeArticleThe Pentagon
Saudi Arabia
Islamic State
Syrian Democratic Forces
27 January 2022Bill Van AukenSyria’s state media agency Sana quoted the country’s Foreign Ministry as denouncing the actions of the US and its puppet Kurdish-led militia as tantamount to “war crimes”. It demanded the immediate withdrawal of both US troops from northeastern Syria and the Turkish military from the northwest of the country.
Document:US media, politicians mobilize against Sochi OlympicsarticleCorporate media
2014 Winter Olympics
US/Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945
10 February 2014Andrea PetersA useful analysis of the orchestrated campaign of vilification against Russia and its president coincident with the run-up to the Sochi winter Olympics.
Document:Who is the new UK Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer?ArticleJeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Leader of the Labour Party (UK)
7 April 2020Thomas ScrippsJeremy Corbyn spent the best part of five years straddling a popular movement against austerity and war. The fruit of his labour is the election of a backroom state functionary to the Labour leadership. Sir Keir Starmer will make a fitting figurehead for the party’s final descent into political oblivion.
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