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The 2012 US Elections

Michigan voters reject union-backed constitutional amendment

By Lawrence Porter, November 19, 2012

On Election Day, Michigan voted overwhelmingly to reject Proposal 2, a union-backed constitutional initiative promoted as a measure to defend collective bargaining rights.

The SEP vote in the 2012 elections

By our reporter, November 16, 2012

The workers and youth who voted for the SEP made a class-conscious decision to support a socialist alternative to the two big business parties.

Additional education cuts on horizon after passage of California tax proposition

By Dan Conway, November 15, 2012

Even the most optimistic analysts admit that the proposition’s passage will not in any meaningful way increase public education funding.

Union leaders meet with Obama, back austerity drive against workers

By Barry Grey, November 14, 2012

The hour-long meeting at the White House was the first act in a carefully orchestrated campaign to convince the public that unprecedented social cuts are the only alternative to economic disaster in the form of the “fiscal cliff.”

Obama’s post-election pivot to austerity and war

By Joseph Kishore, November 12, 2012

With the US elections out of the way, the American ruling class is moving with remarkable speed to implement a deeply unpopular agenda.

US elections leave House and Senate balance nearly unchanged

By Patrick Martin, November 10, 2012

The results demonstrate political crisis and dwindling popular support for both parties.

Obama spells out austerity agenda for second term

By Andre Damon, November 10, 2012

In his first public statement since election night, Barack Obama said Friday that his main priority in the coming months will be to slash the federal budget deficit.

Obama champions “grand bargain” to slash entitlement programs

By Jerry White, November 9, 2012

With the US elections out of the way, business leaders are declaring their support for Obama in the campaign to lower corporate taxes and slash federally guaranteed health care and retiree benefits.

The Nation magazine and Obama’s reelection

By Barry Grey, November 9, 2012

The full depth of reaction emerges when the Nation turns its fixation on race and gender to the subject of white people.

The disillusioned and dissatisfied electorate

By Joseph Kishore, November 8, 2012

While the complete details of Tuesday’s vote have yet to be tallied, an initial analysis reveals an electorate that is increasingly alienated from the entire two-party political system.

SEP campaigns on US Election Day

By our reporting team, November 7, 2012

The Socialist Equality Party campaigned during Election Day, speaking to workers across the country about the need for an independent political party of the working class.

Obama wins reelection

By Patrick Martin, November 7, 2012

Obama will repay those who voted for him by carrying out measures that will devastate their jobs, living standards and social conditions.