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.
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.”
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 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 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.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2016
In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism.
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 Patrick Martin, 4 July 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate was accompanied by five lawyers for her three-hour interview.
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 Patrick Martin, 1 July 2016
The contact between the head of the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton’s husband was highly unusual.
By Rafael Azul, 1 July 2016
The US Senate approved on June 29 a debt measure for Puerto Rico, less than 48 hours before the island was to default on a $2.1 billion debt.
By Barry Grey, 30 June 2016
The sorry and reactionary outcome of Sanders’ “political revolution” is not only his own total integration into the Democratic Party, but his emergence as spokesman for its most nationalist wing.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 30 June 2016
Obama took a direct swipe at China, warning that if the three North American countries did not act together, other countries in Asia would write the rules of global trade.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 June 2016
The partisan Republican probe produced no new evidence indicting its principal target, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
By Josh Varlin, 28 June 2016
Warren’s “progressivism” and rhetorical denunciations of Wall Street would be leveraged to convince disappointed Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton in November.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 June 2016
Ten people were left injured, at least three critically, after a violent clash between a fascist white nationalist group and counter-demonstrators at the California state capitol.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2016
Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2016
The protracted and embittered litigation over affirmative action highlights the policy’s central importance to the political, corporate and military establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2016
The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee.
By Tom Hall, 25 June 2016
Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016
Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history.
By Patrick Martin, 23 June 2016
Donald Trump fired his campaign manager amid reports that his campaign is running low on funds, and Republican convention delegates are seeking a free vote on the presidential nomination.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 June 2016
The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2016
The two-day event was part of an effort by union officials and Democratic Party operatives to prepare a smooth transition from the Sanders campaign to support for Hillary Clinton.
By Marcus Day, 20 June 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a number of young people, who were a decided minority at the conference, about the presidential candidates and the threat of war.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2016
Sanders’ speech exposes the real character of his “political revolution,” which has always been about channeling opposition behind the Democrats and Clinton.
After Orlando massacre
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2016
The plan to use the FBI “watch list” to ban gun purchases is only the initial step towards a more systematic attack on democratic rights.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2016
The decision to require women to register with the Selective Service is being fraudulently hailed as a victory for women’s rights by leading Democrats.
By Evan Blake, 17 June 2016
Self-proclaimed hacker “Guccifer 2.0” released a trove of documents produced by the DNC, indicating that the official narrative blaming Russian intelligence was fabricated.
The “Peoples’ Summit” in Chicago: Democrats, pseudo-left groups prepare new trap for workers and youth
By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2016
As Sanders prepares to formally back Clinton, sections of the Democratic Party and its periphery are working to contain the oppositional sentiment that found expression in support for Sanders’ campaign.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016
Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war.
By Tom Hall, 16 June 2016
Sanders’ meeting Tuesday evening with the presumptive Democratic nominee is a further signal that he is preparing to formally endorse her campaign in the general election.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2016
The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder?
By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2016
The FBI acknowledges having investigated Omar Mateen in 2013, after he claimed a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, and again in 2014, but claims to have dropped any monitoring of his activities.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016
Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.
By Rafael Azul, 13 June 2016
The US ruling elite intends to use the crisis as an opportunity to drastically reduce working conditions and living standards in Puerto Rico.
By Fred Mazelis, 13 June 2016
Norman Seabrook, notorious for defending the brutality of correction officers, is accused of taking a kickback for investing union pension monies into a high-risk hedge fund.
By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016
The report in the Wall Street Journal is the first to indicate that, as Secretary of State, Clinton had a direct role in the killing program.
By Tom Carter, 11 June 2016
The media and political campaign that is unfolding in America around the sentencing of Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner is fundamentally reactionary.
By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2016
The Vermont senator met with President Obama and other top party leaders in Washington, making clear he will not challenge the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate.
By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016
The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 June 2016
In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
By Tom Hall, 9 June 2016
Cohen, a leading media advocate of “human rights” imperialism, expresses sympathy for perpetrators of mass murder only when they happen to be Americans.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
Clinton’s victory speech on Tuesday night centered on the supposedly historic character of her campaign as the first woman to be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican parties.
By our reporters, 8 June 2016
Voters went to polls on Tuesday in the final six primary contests of the 2016 election cycle, with the exception of the District of Columbia, which will vote next week.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee.
By David Walsh, 6 June 2016
The former heavyweight boxing champion, who died June 3, made his chief mark on history and popular consciousness by his courageous opposition to the Vietnam War.
By E.P. Bannon and Eric London, 4 June 2016
On the eve of the California primaries, Hillary Clinton made the case to the military-intelligence apparatus that she is best-suited to defend the interests of the ruling class abroad.
By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2016
The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections.
By Patrick Martin, 2 June 2016
There are mounting signs frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose the crucial primary in the most populous US state, putting her nomination in jeopardy.
By Daniel de Vries and Joseph Kishore, 1 June 2016
The ISO’s Socialist Worker, along with Jacobin magazine, are stepping up efforts to provide a left cover for the shut-down of the Verizon strike by the CWA and the IBEW.
By Patrick Martin, 1 June 2016
Seeking to counter a deepening crisis for Clinton, Brown has joined California’s two senators, along with media hacks like Paul Krugman, to call on Sanders to wrap up his campaign.
By our reporters, 1 June 2016
WSWS reporters spoke with Sanders supporters outside rallies in Santa Barbara and Oakland.
By David Brown, 31 May 2016
Leading Democrats in California are nervous that Sanders cannot control the social unrest that he is trying to channel into the Democratic Party.
By Eric London, 30 May 2016
Socialist Alternative is calling for Sanders to run a “safe state” campaign to help Hillary Clinton win the election, while the International Socialist Organization is backing the Green Party.
By Patrick Martin, 28 May 2016
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination is staggering toward the finish line of the primary contest.
By Jerry White, 27 May 2016
The UAW’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton underscores the immense chasm between the corporatist organization and the workers it claims to represent.
By Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 27 May 2016
The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election.
By a WSWS reporter, 26 May 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest.
By Barry Grey, 25 May 2016
The Clinton campaign is angered that Sanders' continued presence is hindering it from executing the turn to the right planned for the general election.
By Tom Carter, 23 May 2016
The Zubik case highlights the unprincipled prostration of the entire political establishment before the protracted assault on the separation of church and state.
By Patrick Martin, 21 May 2016
The Democratic frontrunner is appealing to Republican warhawks and neo-conservatives to support her against her likely Republican opponent.
By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2016
The bogus claims of violence and harassment have now reached the front page of the New York Times and the editorial page of the Washington Post.
By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2016
The political and media uproar over the Nevada state Democratic Party convention is an entirely manufactured provocation.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2016
After winning in Oregon and virtually tying Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Bernie Sanders said he would continue his campaign through the last primary and into the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2016
While a majority of the political and media establishment is concerned by the rise of Trump, a significant section believes his presidency offers benefits for Canada.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 17 May 2016
While media attention has focused on Obama’s swipes at Donald Trump, more significant was his chastisement of young people for supporting the campaign of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2016
The meeting erupted in fistfights and catcalls after dozens of Sanders delegates were disqualified by the party leadership.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2016
The Democratic Party establishment is promoting a false racial narrative to obscure the real reasons for Sanders’ landslide victory in West Virginia.
By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2016
Trump is advocating a race to the bottom, in which governors and legislatures would offer minimum wage reductions and exemptions to entice companies to locate in their state.
By Naomi Spencer, 11 May 2016
Sanders’ victory points to the deep social tensions in the state and the continued hostility to Clinton, despite the fact that she is being presented as the inevitable Democratic Party nominee.
By Barry Grey, 10 May 2016
Clinton is tacking to run in the general election as the trusted and experienced candidate of the corporate and political establishment, the Pentagon and the CIA.
By Shannon Jones, 10 May 2016
The attack on pensions is the result of the collaboration of the unions, the Obama administration and the Democratic Party, which conspired to enact pension “reform” legislation in 2014.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 7 May 2016
Trump is able to win support among sections of workers because of the treachery of the unions and their subordination of the working class to the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 7 May 2016
Steven Mnuchin was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 17 years before setting up his own hedge fund, heavily involved in real estate and movie financing.
By Andre Damon, 6 May 2016
President Obama’s callous declaration that poisoned children in Flint, Michigan “will be fine” expresses the contempt felt by America’s financial oligarchy for the great mass of society.
By Shannon Jones, 5 May 2016
Obama perpetuated the cover-up of the criminal responsibility of government officials at all levels for the disaster, while downplaying the health consequences of lead poisoning.
By Patrick Martin, 5 May 2016
The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2016
Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee.
By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016
For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2016
The political, media and entertainment elite stage this annual celebration of wealth and influence.
The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent
By Niles Niemuth, 30 April 2016
The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority.
By Patrick Martin, 28 April 2016
The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016
The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties.