The heat is on – global warming is a reality

Dramatic climate change in recent years has led scientists to the conclusion that global warming is the cause. This is bad news for the private owners of the $2trn dollar oil, gas and natural gas […]

Sweeney Speaks Up About the Elections

No matter how many promises the current labor leadership makes, they are not interested in doing the only thing that can really improve the lives of working people – break with the two parties of […]

The New Orleans Disaster: the Real Face of “Capitalism of the 21st Century”

As disaster hits Texas, we republish our article on Katrina, which struck exactly 12 years ago.

Global Warming: The Arctic is Melting

The debate over global warming and the consequences it may or may not have for planet Earth and humanity has been raging for several decades now. Global warming is an endless source of controversy, but […]

After the Split – Which Direction for Labor?

As the dust settles after the split of the Teamsters, SEIU, UFCW, and UNITE HERE from the AFL-CIO federation at their annual convention in Chicago, the crisis facing the Labor Movement in the U.S. has […]

War, Occupation, Torture, Apologies

On June 21, 2005, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin made a public apology for comments he had made earlier that month over the treatment of prisoners captured in the endless “war on terror” being carried out […]

Editorial from Socialist Appeal 19

The recent terrorist attacks in London only confirm the volatile position the world finds itself in at the beginning of the 21st century. Bush and Blair’s war on terror and the invasions of Iraq and […]

The Fight for a Living Wage: For a Class-Independent Mass Party of Labor

In May of 2005, the common council of Syracuse, N.Y. passed a living wage ordinance, forcing companies doing business with the city to pay their workers at least $10.08 an hour, or $11.91 an hour […]

Introduction to U.S. Perspectives 2005

The Workers International League recently held its national congress, discussing and approving its annual U.S. Perspectives document. We reproduce a few highlights from this document in this issue of Socialist Appeal. The full text will […]

From Socialist Appeal issue 18: The International Situation

The world situation can only be characterized as highly volatile and unstable. The profound economic, political, social, and military instability, outlined in previous issues of Socialist Appeal, has intensified over the past year. 

Socialism: the Only Solution for Iraq and the USA

The war in Iraq drags on and on, and the situation for working people here in the US continues to worsen, or at best stagnate. Working people and the youth are beginning to see through […]

A First Look at U.S. Election 2004: “Democracy” Rears Its Ugly Head

The U.S. Presidential Election of 2004 marks yet another turning point in the rapidly changing consciousness of the American working class.