By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2016
The 2016 election offers the American people the “choice” between the two most reactionary candidates in modern US history.
By Barry Grey, 20 October 2016
As Sanders continues to hustle votes for Clinton, while saying nothing about her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial malefactors, there is about him a palpable odor of dishonesty and cynicism.
By Barry Grey, 18 October 2016
The reactionary character of Trump’s claims that the US election is “rigged” does not lend any credibility to the self-righteous and hypocritical response of the Democratic Party.
By Genevieve Leigh, 18 October 2016
A prominent spokesman for Black Lives Matters addressed a political forum sponsored by the online newspaper Voice of San Diego.
By Tom Carter, 17 October 2016
Hillary Clinton’s lavishly paid speeches to gatherings of Wall Street multi-millionaires reveal why she is the favored candidate of the corporate and financial elite.
By Eric London, 17 October 2016
The ISO last week published an interview on its Socialist Worker web site with a journalist linked to the New America think tank who advocates an escalation of the US military intervention in Syria.
By Tom Eley, 15 October 2016
The email listing Citigroup’s personnel choices for cabinet posts came three days after the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was signed into law.
By Patrick Martin, 14 October 2016
The speech delivered by the Republican presidential nominee Thursday in Florida was the manifesto for a fascist movement to emerge from his campaign.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 October 2016
Nearly seven years after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010, Hurricane Matthew has again exposed the historic oppression of the Haitian masses.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2016
The email exchange between Clinton and her campaign manager lays bare the criminality and hypocrisy of the US war for regime change.
By Marcus Day and George Gallanis, 12 October 2016
Noam Chomsky falsely suggested in a recent lecture that the global drive to war could be combated by supporting the “lesser of two evils” in the upcoming US elections.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2016
The generally degraded state of American politics entered a new low this weekend following the release of video showing Republican candidate Donald Trump boasting of his ability to use his position of wealth and celebrity to assault women.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2016
Most of the 90-minute vice presidential debate consisted of unintelligible squabbling, but the Democratic and Republican candidates agreed on the overriding issue of war.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 October 2016
Sanders’ bid to drum up support for Clinton in a series of campaign appearances this week is based on sophistries and lies.
By Patrick Martin, 4 October 2016
The tax dodges that Trump employed provide a glimpse of the real nature of the “free market” system, in which working people are systematically exploited to boost the wealth of the super-rich.
By Tom Carter, 30 September 2016
The White House is openly protecting the Saudi monarchy against charges that it supported the Al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four airplanes on September 11, 2001.
By Barry Grey, 29 September 2016
Sanders evidently believes the American people are infinitely gullible and cannot see through a “political revolution” that consists of supporting the favored candidate of the financial aristocracy and the CIA.
By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2016
Clinton used the debate to continue the war-mongering diatribes against Russia that have dominated her campaign, along with her attacks on Trump as a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Patrick Martin, 27 September 2016
The 90-minute exercise in reaction and backwardness was an indictment not only of the candidates, but also of the political system that produced them.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 September 2016
Charges in a wide-ranging investigation into bribery and extortion by New York Democrats came amid sensational testimony in the trial of close aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2016
The first debate of the presidential election campaign takes place under conditions of growing crisis, both at home and abroad.
By Alex Lantier and David North, 21 September 2016
The close links between CIA war propaganda and the ISO’s writings supporting war in Syria are virtually self-evident.
By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2016
Neither Clinton nor Trump is discussing the increasing likelihood of a US war with Russia or China, although the Pentagon is making active preparations.
“The US has one of the most undemocratic electoral systems in the world”
By Jerry White, 19 September 2016
The US Commission on Presidential Debates is excluding the Libertarian and Green Party presidential candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, from the first presidential debate.
By Naomi Spencer – SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 19 September 2016
Naomi Spencer, the SEP’s candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates, issued this statement after being informed that her name is being removed from the ballot.
By Patrick Martin, 16 September 2016
Clinton holds only a narrowing lead over Trump because the Democratic Party is incapable of making a genuine appeal to working people and youth facing unemployment, poverty and low wages.
By Anthony Bertolt, 16 September 2016
The letter by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders does nothing to strengthen the fight against Allina Health and its corporate and political backers.
The SEP and IYSSE schedule November 5 antiwar conference in Detroit
By The Socialist Equality Party, 15 September 2016
The purpose of the conference in Detroit is to politically mobilize workers and young people against the war policies of US and world imperialism, which threaten to escalate into a nuclear Third World War.
By our reporting team, 12 September 2016
Allina Health nurses on strike for two weeks discussed the political issues in their struggle with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White Sunday.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 September 2016
Whether it is Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump who occupies the White House, the next administration will be one of war, austerity, repression and violence.
By Patrick Martin, 8 September 2016
The unstated premise of Wednesday night’s forum before a veteran’s group in New York City was that the military should have veto power in the selection of the next US “commander-in-chief.”
By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2016
The contest between the militaristic Clinton and the fascistic Trump has alienated tens of millions from the corporate-controlled two-party system.
By Jerry White, 5 September 2016
In a visit to Detroit, Jill Stein criticized Clinton’s policy towards Russia only to say that war could be stopped by appealing to sections of the foreign policy establishment.
By Janel Flechsig, 5 September 2016
Hundreds of members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have been peacefully protesting the construction of an oil pipeline that traverses burial grounds they regard as sacred.
By David Walsh, 30 August 2016
A sharp polarization has emerged among African Americans over the past four decades. The privileged layer that has been produced forms an important basis for racialist politics.
By Patrick Martin, 29 August 2016
The rollout of the new organization founded by Sanders and his campaign makes crystal clear that its purpose is to direct young people and workers into the blind alley of the Democratic Party.
Ruling to impact independent candidates statewide
By Naomi Spencer - SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16, 27 August 2016
The case is a microcosm of the undemocratic maneuvering that goes on in American politics, largely out of sight of the public.
By Patrick Martin, 25 August 2016
The allegations of a “pay to play” relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department largely obscure the essential basis of the corruption of the Clintons.
By David Brown, 24 August 2016
In perfunctory remarks in Louisiana, Obama told victims to look to private charities and volunteers.
Socialist Equality Party (US) 2016 Congress Resolutions
24 August 2016
The Socialist Equality Party in the US held its Fourth National Congress from July 31 to August 5 in Detroit, Michigan.
By Patrick Martin, 23 August 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate has only two public events for the rest of August—and 54 fundraising events with the wealthy backers who are her real base of support.
By Evan Blake, 23 August 2016
What the ISO describes as an “anti-capitalist” amendment to the Greens' platform is in fact a tactical maneuver and a declaration of hostility to socialism.
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2016
Last week’s reshuffle has put the Trump campaign under the leadership of an ultra-right publisher linked to “white nationalist” and other fascistic tendencies.
By Patrick Martin, 20 August 2016
Paul Manafort has been displaced by Stephen Bannon, chairman of the ultra-right Breitbart News, giving the Trump campaign its third chief in three months.
By Evan Blake, 19 August 2016
At the town hall meeting, Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka presented a liberal reformist program, combined with demagogic criticisms of war and the promotion of identity politics.
By Patrick Martin, 16 August 2016
The Republican presidential candidate called for a war of extermination against ISIS, while Democrats responded that Vladimir Putin’s Russia was an equally significant enemy.
By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2016
Regardless of who wins in November, the ruling class is preparing a vast expansion of militarist violence and an intensification of the assault on the social and political rights of the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2016
Only 30,000 US families had incomes as high as the $10.6 million raked in by Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2015—and even that was a significant drop from the previous year.
By Brad Dixon, 12 August 2016
The price of the EpiPen, relied on by millions to treat severe allergic reactions, has increased by 450 percent in the United States since 2004.
After the Sanders debacle
By Gabriel Black and David Brown, 12 August 2016
The conference, which ran concurrently with the Democratic National Convention, promoted the Green Party presidential campaign of Jill Stein as the continuation of Bernie Sanders’ so-called “political revolution.”
By Barry Grey, 11 August 2016
The Democratic presidential campaign has evolved into an effort to forge a bipartisan consensus on the basis of right-wing militaristic policies.
By our reporter, 11 August 2016
Among other things, Hayden’s column in the Times demonstrates that Obama and Biden knew about the CIA program of abductions and torture from day one and kept their mouths shut.
By Evan Blake, 11 August 2016
A set of emails released Tuesday highlights the influence of the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2016
A letter against Trump from 50 former top military-intelligence officials of Republican administrations is an unprecedented intervention into a presidential campaign.
By Evan Blake, 9 August 2016
In the aftermath of Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton, the Greens are posturing as a party opposed to austerity and war in order to keep workers and youth within the framework of bourgeois politics.
White House releases “guidance” for targeted killings
By Patrick Martin, 8 August 2016
The document provides essentially unlimited authority to the CIA and Pentagon to conduct assassinations with drone-fired missiles, subject to review only by the White House.
By Isaac Finn, 8 August 2016
Following the Democratic National Convention, Sanders has remained silent about leaked DNC emails as he seeks to bolster Hillary Clinton as a progressive candidate.
By Marcus Day, 6 August 2016
The ISO, while formally endorsing the Green Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Jill Stein, criticized her for an insufficiently aggressive foreign policy towards Russia and Syria.
By Tom Eley and Patrick Martin, 5 August 2016
The Democratic presidential campaign is using appeals to patriotism and militarism to woo Republican officials and the super-rich.
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2016
Discussions within the Republican Party establishment over the fate of the Trump candidacy coincide with criticisms of Trump by the Democrats from the right.
By Jerry White, 4 August 2016
Behind the backs of the American people, President Obama has ordered US military jets to bomb Libya even as the White House ratchets up its military intervention in Syria.
By Tom Hall, 4 August 2016
The Greens are being falsely presented as a “left” alternative in order to prevent workers and youth from drawing the necessary political lessons from the debacle of the Sanders campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2016
The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party are seeking to use their Republican opponent Donald Trump as a foil for legitimizing their deeply unpopular program of militarism and war.
By Ed Hightower, 3 August 2016
Recent court rulings concerning attacks on the right to vote in several states underscore the deeply anti-democratic character of “Voter ID” laws
By Tom Eley, 2 August 2016
The Democrats and the Clinton campaign are using Trump’s anti-Muslim comments to whip up patriotism and militarism and pressure right-wing figures to support Hillary Clinton.
By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate gave her first post-convention interview to Fox News in a bid for support from right-wing elements disaffected with Donald Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 30 July 2016
Leading columnists for the New York Times and Washington Post have hailed Hillary Clinton as a more consistent and ruthless advocate of US foreign policy interests.
By Tom Hall, 30 July 2016
Socialist Alternative's role in helping to organize a walkout of a section of Sanders delegates at the Democratic convention was aimed at promoting Green Party candidate Jill Stein, the next political trap being laid for the working class.
The New York Times, the state and the making of an amalgam
By Tom Hall, 29 July 2016
Bennet's family exemplifies the politically incestuous relationship between the media and the political establishment and state apparatus.
By Barry Grey, 28 July 2016
Showing his contempt for the intelligence of the American people, the president concluded by repeating the slogans of his 2008 election campaign, as though America in 2016 was the realization of the empty promises he made back then.
By Tom Hall, 28 July 2016
The full support of Bernie Sanders for the nomination of Hillary Clinton confirms the analysis made by the World Socialist Web Site from the inception of his campaign.
By our reporters, 28 July 2016
Workers and young people expressed disgust at Clinton’s nomination, and illusions in Sanders’ intentions.
By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2016
The Times is spearheading the Clinton campaign’s effort to pin the leaking of incriminating DNC emails on a supposed plot by Russia to tilt the US election in favor of Trump.
By David Walsh, 28 July 2016
The tired, cynical, internally illogical piece emerges almost inevitably from the left-liberal milieu to which Moore has belonged since the mid-1970s.
“We should have socialized medicine in the United States”
By our reporters, 28 July 2016
Workers in the Encanto neighborhood of San Diego expressed frustration and contempt with the two presidential candidates being put forward by the Democrats and Republicans.
By Barry Grey, 26 July 2016
Bernie Sanders sought to turn reality on its head by presenting Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as fighters for the interests of the common people.
By our reporters, 26 July 2016
Sanders supporters expressed a range of reactions to his endorsement of Clinton, from hope that it was just a ploy to a feeling of betrayal.
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 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 Tom Hall, 23 July 2016
The Green Party is a bourgeois party, representing the interests of privileged strata of the upper-middle class.
By Tom Peters, 22 July 2016
The American visit, the first in more than 30 years, represents a significant further step in New Zealand’s integration into US war preparations against China.
By Mike Head, 20 July 2016
Biden’s trip to Australia came in the immediate aftermath of the arbitration court decision in The Hague declaring illegal Chinese land reclamation activities in the South China Sea.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.