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Type of site News and Analysis
Available language Wp→(s) Arabic Chinese Czech English French German Indonesian Italian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbo-Croatian Sinhalese Spanish Tamil Turkish
Owner International Committee of the Fourth International
Created by International Committee of the Fourth International
Alexa Wp→ rank negative increase 35,735 (February 2013)[1]

The World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) is the online news and information center of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). The site publishes articles and analysis covering a wide range of topics and events all around the world. The daily 'Perspective' article presents the position of the WSWS on a wide range of political, theoretical, and historical issues. News articles cover significant political and economic developments. The site also publishes articles and reviews on scientific advancements, films, music and other arts. A major portion of the site has been dedicated to the history of working class movements and the ICFI in particular. The WSWS also reports on workers' struggles around the world, and facilitates readers to submit their feedback to authors. The WSWS supports and helps campaign for the Socialist Equality Parties in elections. The site has no corporate sponsorship and runs no advertisements except for material from Mehring Books, the ICFI's publishing arm. Instead, it sustains itself through the donations of readers and supporters. The content is published in 14 different languages. David North serves as Chairman of the site's editorial board.[2] The site was redesigned and launched on October 22, 2008[3] enhancing the visual and technical aspects of the content and web site. In November 2009, the World Socialist Website launched a new weekly feature entitled "This Week in History" to provide brief synopses of important historical events occurring 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.[4] In January 2010, the site launched a new journal, Perspectives.[5]

The World Socialist Web Site has been widely cited in the United States for its coverage of social inequality and workers' rights,[6][7][8] social struggles,[9][10] international politics and economics,[11][12][13][14][15][16] and American wars and alleged war crimes.[17][18][19] The site has also been noted for its art criticism, led by writers David Walsh and Joanne Laurier.[20][21][22] WSWS articles are often collated by the Asian Tribune and regional news sites, and its articles are regularly cited in newspapers in Africa,[23][24] the Middle East[25][26] and in Asia.[27][28]


  1. Site Info. Alexa Internet. URL accessed on 2013-02-03.
  2. Statement of the World Socialist Web Site: [1].
  3. Welcome the redesigned World Socialist Web Site
  4. New Feature: This Week in History
  5. World Socialist Web Site announces launch of new perspectives journal
  6. Millow, Courtland, "A Charitable Project Worthy of Billions: The Nation's Capital," The Washington Post, July 5, 2006.
  7. Hayden, Bridget (1 January 2010), "The Hand of God: Capitalism, Inequality, and Moral Geographies in Mississippi After Hurricane Katrina", Anthropological Quarterly,, retrieved 18 November 2011 
  8. Malott; Porfilio, Brad (1 January 2011), "Guiding White Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers toward Critical Pedagogy: Utilizing Counter-Cultures in Teacher Education", The Journal of Educational Foundations,, retrieved 18 November 2011 
  9. Morath, Eric (27 October 2007), "Chrysler deal may be sealed today", The Detroit News,, retrieved 18 November 2011 
  10. Morath, Eric "American Axle workers vote on contract," The Detroit News, 23 May 2008.
  11. Sreenivasan, Sreenath, "Taking In the Sites; Internet Can Help Sort Out Economic Turmoil in Asia," The New York Times, January 19, 1998.
  12. Samonte, Sheila, "Indonesia: the road to democracy," Business World, June 7, 1999.
  13. Bonsignore, E. and Kogan, E., "Fatal Attraction: The EU Defence Industry And China." Military Technology, 1 June 2005.
  14. Brenner, Susan W, "At light speed: attribution and response to cybercrime/terrorism/warfare," Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1 January 2007.
  15. Dris-Aït-Hamadouche, Louisa and Zoubir, Yahia, "The US-Saudi relationship and the Iraq War: The dialectics of a dependent alliance," Journal of Third World Studies, 1 April 2007.
  16. Doniger, Wendy, "From Kama to Karma: The Resurgence of Puritanism in Contemporary India," Social Research, 1 April 2011.
  17. Klotzer, Charles, "Freedom under attack in U.S.(THE 10 BEST-CENSORED STORIES)," St. Louis Journalism Review, 1 October 2005.
  18. "WikiLeaks exposes occupiers war crimes in Afghanistan," Mehr News Agency, 28 July 2010.
  19. Whitlock, Craig, "U.S. soldiers accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport," The Washington Post, 20 September 2010.
  20. Merli, Melissa, "Celebration Company season: Mix of offerings," The News Gazette, 19 September 2004.
  21. Grimes, William, "Robin Wood, Film Critic Who Wrote on Hitchcock, Dies at 78," The New York Times, December 2, 2009.
  22. Storm, Jonathan, "24: Its number is up, but is Jack Bauer's, too?" The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2010.
  23. "Lessons for All From the Tunisia Revolution," All Africa, 19 January 2011.
  24. Johnston, D. and Rogers, A., "Economic analysis clarifies how Chad benefits from oil," Oil and Gas Journal, 28 July 2008.
  25. "WikiLeaks exposes occupiers’ war crimes in Afghanistan," The Tehran Times, 28 July 2010.
  26. Ngurare, Elijah, "The Cowboy Justice Suffered By Saddam," All Africa, 12 January 2007.
  27. "Internationalist socialist solution ideal for Lanka," The Daily News, 5 November 2005.
  28. "Sri Lankan government to give evicted land to Chinese," New Indian Express, 29 September 2010.

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