By Barry Grey, 25 July 2016
The program of global militarism at the heart of the Clinton campaign is combined with the ferocious promotion of racial and gender politics.
By Tom Hall, 25 July 2016
The selection of a figure with Kaine’s political resume is a clear indication of the right-wing administration that Clinton intends to form if she is elected president.
By Isaac Finn, 25 July 2016
WikiLeaks released thousands of emails that detail the Democratic Party’s dirty dealings and collusion with mainstream media.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2016
The Democratic National Convention opens Monday in Philadelphia, a city where the Democrat's preside over extreme poverty, massive inequality and a dilapidated education system.
By Evan Blake, 25 July 2016
The heat wave crisis stems from global warming, which scientists have repeatedly warned will cause an ever-increasing frequency of extreme weather events.
By Shelley Connor, 25 July 2016
The ruling, which passed 4-3, struck down an executive order that would have reinstated the voting rights of Virginians who had completed sentences for felonies.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2016
Trump’s questioning whether the US should go to war over the Baltic states prompted denunciations from both “liberal” Democrats like Krugman and right-wing Republicans.
By Tom Hall, 23 July 2016
In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump.
By Shannon Jones, 23 July 2016
The auto company confirmed that it is under investigation by both the SEC and the FBI for an alleged scheme to pad its monthly sales totals.
By Carlos Delgado, 23 July 2016
The appointment of BP’s former spokesperson as Michigan’s new environmental director highlights the official cover-up in the Flint water crisis.
By Matt Rigel, 23 July 2016
Negotiators for Allina Health are sticking fast to their demands for the gutting of health care plans for 4,800 nurses in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region.
By Tom Hall, 23 July 2016
The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016
Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.
By Joseph Kishore, 22 July 2016
Donald Trump’s remarks combined empty demagogy with calls for an attack on immigrants, the restoration of “law and order” and the removal of all restraints on the accumulation of wealth.
By Patrick Martin, 21 July 2016
Two Republican convention delegates, both Trump supporters, have called for the execution of his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
By Isaac Finn, 21 July 2016
Caltrans maintenance workers, who have been working without a contract for a year, voted by 67 percent to reject a proposed contract and authorize a strike.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 July 2016
In the long and protracted decay of American democracy and the political culture of the United States, a fundamental boundary is being crossed.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2016
For the first time, one of the two major capitalist parties in America has chosen as its presidential nominee an individual of openly authoritarian and semi-fascist views.
By Gabriel Black, 20 July 2016
The historians see Trump as the product of decades of decay of American society, including academia, the press and the court system.
By Kate Randall, 20 July 2016
The largest US health insurer has indicated it is drastically scaling back its Affordable Health Care public exchange offerings despite a 13 percent rise in second-quarter profits.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016
On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city.
By Peter Schwarz, 19 July 2016
The angry denunciations of the Erdogan government by the United States and Germany make clear that they had hoped for the success of the military coup.
By David Brown, 19 July 2016
The theme of the first day of the RNC was “Make America Safe Again,” with a focus on attacking immigrants, militarism and expanding the powers of the police.
By Gabriel Black, 19 July 2016
Lieutenant Brian Rice joins a long list of police officers involved in murderous attacks who have been exonerated.
By Isaac Finn, 19 July 2016
Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer.
By Patrick Martin, 19 July 2016
A celebrity con man and speculator with racist and authoritarian views, Trump personifies the political decay of the American ruling elite.
19 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2016
The attack, five miles from the store where Alton Sterling was killed by police on July 6, is the second multiple shooting of police in the United States in the past 10 days.
By Gabriel Black, 18 July 2016
The protests and arrests come following the police killings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana by police officers.
By Kristina Betinis, 18 July 2016
Land of Lincoln Health insurance co-op is set to close after posting more than $1 billion in losses over the last year.
By Barry Grey, 18 July 2016
The central issue in the struggle against police violence and all attacks on democratic rights is the unification of the working class in a common struggle against capitalism.
“We are suffering, struggling, and they’re getting richer and richer”
By our reporters, 18 July 2016
Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party campaigned for presidential candidate Jerry White at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, a shopping center and a transit station Saturday.
By Gabriel Black, 16 July 2016
A new report from McKinsey Global Institute finds that for most people in the advanced capitalist countries there has been no recovery from the 2008 Wall Street crash.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 July 2016
The Obama administration has suggested a military cooperation pact with Russia aimed at salvaging the remnants of the Islamist forces it has backed against the Assad regime.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2016
The announcement came on the eve of the Republican National Convention, as the last organized opposition to Trump’s nomination was brushed aside.
By Gary Joad, 16 July 2016
The White House timed the announcement so that it would have minimal impact on petroleum company plans for US Arctic Ocean exploration.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2016
The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war.
By Evan Winters, 16 July 2016
SEP (US) vice presidential candidate spoke with residents of Erie, Pennsylvania about social inequality, the US election and recent threats to end public education beyond eighth grade in the city.
By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2016
Two cops fired two shots into the white youth as he stood a few feet away, then two more, including a shotgun blast, as he lay twitching on the ground.
By Jerry White, 15 July 2016
The Greens hope to become the “big tent” for protest groups in the orbit of the Democrats, which promote identity politics, economic nationalism and “green business” opportunities.
By Peter Symonds, 14 July 2016
The court decision on the South China Sea will heighten tensions and the risk that a minor incident spirals out of control and triggers a conflict between the US and China.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2016
The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources.
By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2016
Sanders is now engaged in the political alchemy of convincing the 13 million people who voted for him and other supporters that the deeply hated Clinton would champion their interests.
By Clement Daly, 14 July 2016
The state government is threatening to take control of the Boone County school district.
By Barry Grey, 14 July 2016
The Times is on guard and ready to denounce anything—a political development, a book, even a movie—that challenges its racialist agenda. This agenda has become more and more central as the class struggle has grown more intense.
By our reporter, 14 July 2016
SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth took his campaign to an area that has been economically devastated over the past three decades by layoffs in the steel industry
By Naomi Spencer, 14 July 2016
Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2016
The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.”
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2016
To deliver an honest speech, Obama would have had to admit that the epidemic of police killings as well as the shootings in Dallas are either the direct product of or blowback from his administration’s policies.
Amid nationwide protests against police violence
By Carlos Delgado, 13 July 2016
Security officials have been expanding police-state measures and deliberately targeting protesters for surveillance and harassment.
By Steve Filips, 13 July 2016
The housing situation for the working class in Syracuse belies the claims of economic recovery by the Obama administration.
“Ordinary people truly imbibed the principles of the American Revolution”
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2016
This is the second part of a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film Free State of Jones, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
By Jerry White, 12 July 2016
The political theatre in Orlando was aimed at convincing Sanders supporters that the Vermont senator’s “political revolution” had shifted the Democrats and Clinton to the left.
By Isaac Finn, 12 July 2016
Police departments have exploited the killing of five police officers to further curb democratic rights and clamp down on anti-police brutality protests across the country.
“A lot of those being laid off won’t come back”
By Shannon Jones, 12 July 2016
The job cuts are the first permanent layoffs at Fiat Chrysler since the company emerged from bankruptcy in 2009.
By John Marion, 12 July 2016
MBTA workers face job losses and cuts to pensions at the hands of an unelected board created after the winter of 2015.
“The records were full of evidence of dissent and insurrections by common people”
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 12 July 2016
We are posting a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film Free State of Jones, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
By Shannon Jones, 11 July 2016
Thousands took to the streets across the United States to voice their outrage over two recent police killings of unarmed black men.
By The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 11 July 2016
The campaign to portray the United States as riven by racial hatred serves definite and reactionary social and political aims.
“I am against something wrong, regardless of what the color of someone’s skin is”
By Nick Barrickman and Matthew Taylor, 11 July 2016
Protesters in Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida, among the thousands who demonstrated against police killings this weekend, spoke with the World Socialist Web Site.
By Sandy English, 11 July 2016
A store surveillance video has surfaced that shows the killing of Delrawn Small by off-duty New York Police Department officer Wayne Isaacs at a traffic altercation.
By John Burton, 11 July 2016
Noble, an unarmed 19-year-old white youth, was killed by two police officers from Fresno, an impoverished city of about one-half million located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.
By Nancy Hanover, 11 July 2016
Government policy—of both Democrats and Republicans—is to jettison the funding of public education while transferring vast sums to militarize the police and build prisons.
By Philip Guelpa, 11 July 2016
The de Blasio administration is moving forward with its NextGen program, which will lease open space within public housing complexes to private developers.
By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2016
The Dallas events take place in the context of an unrelenting campaign to portray the police killing of unarmed men in exclusively racial terms.
By Tom Hall, 9 July 2016
The number of people counted as unemployed actually increased by 347,000, a higher figure than the number of jobs added.
By Jason Melanovski, 9 July 2016
While the budget would keep high schools open for another year, deep cuts to programs and staff will continue.
By Genevieve Leigh, 9 July 2016
The Service Employee International Union ordered thousands of San Joaquin County workers to return to work after a three-day strike over unfair labor practices.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016
Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions.
By Andre Damon, 8 July 2016
Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States.
By Johannes Stern, 8 July 2016
The measures to be decided on by the western military alliance in the Polish capital will further escalate the threat of war in Europe.
By Tom Hall, 8 July 2016
Philando Castile's fiancée livestreamed the aftermath of the grisly shooting, which occurred during a traffic stop Wednesday evening.
By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2016
FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday about his decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
In wake of Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in 2010
By Gary Joad, 8 July 2016
The United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia in daily oil production, primarily due to an increase in fracking.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2016
During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Times provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies.
By Tom Hall, 7 July 2016
The grisly execution-style murder is only the latest in an epidemic of police killings which have become a regular feature of American life.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2016
In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism.
By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2016
While some media reports claimed a suicide attempt was involved, this has not been confirmed by the Army or Manning’s attorneys.
By Gary Joad, 7 July 2016
The prisoners are protesting solitary confinement.
Oversaw 1979 Chrysler concessions
By Shannon Jones, 7 July 2016
The sweeping concessions Stepp and other union officials imposed on Chrysler workers were a milestone in the corporatist degeneration of the UAW and the American labor movement as a whole.
By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2016
The decision clears a last major hurdle to Clinton’s becoming the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
By Tom Hall, 6 July 2016
The speeches by Clinton and the current president continued to press the shopworn portrayal of the Democratic Party as a defender of the “middle class.”
By Kevin Martinez, 6 July 2016
The study, the first of its kind at a public university, estimated that almost 1 in 10 CSU students were homeless while another 1 in 5 were hungry.
By Naomi Spencer, 5 July 2016
Federal and state agencies ignored warnings about inadequate flood protections, home-building standards and the impact of logging and mining.
By George Gallanis, 5 July 2016
Hannah Cohen, who is partially deaf, blind and paralyzed, was arrested while traveling home from cancer treatment and suffered bruising on her face and bloody cuts on her head.
By Genevieve Leigh, 5 July 2016
Nearly 1,000 workers at The Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City continued their walkout, fighting for restored health and pension benefits and a pay increase.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 5 July 2016
Sunday’s baseball game at the Fort Bragg military base was intended to manipulate the celebration of the American Revolution in order to promote militarism and war.
5 July 2016
On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.
5 July 2016
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview.
Notes on police violence in America
By E.P. Bannon, 4 July 2016
Despite the numerous federal probes and empty police reform initiatives, law enforcement continues to assume an increasingly arrogant and thuggish character.
By Tom Carter, 4 July 2016
The unanimous decision is a green light for the ever-more direct domination of corporate and financial interests over the American political system.
By Eric London, 4 July 2016
The architects of war are seeking to blame the working class for a veteran suicide crisis caused by the sadistic character of the wars themselves.
Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims
By our reporter, 4 July 2016
In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid.
Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer
4 July 2016
On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 July 2016
The figures released by the White House on civilian victims of illegal US drone strikes are a fraction of the numbers documented by independent investigations.