By Shelley Connor, 9 December 2016
Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is a long-time opponent of minimum wage increases and mandatory overtime for salaried employees.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 December 2016
The growing number of recently retired generals joining the Trump cabinet is an expression of the ever-growing power of the military over political life.
By Eric London, 8 December 2016
The unprecedented prominence of the military in the incoming cabinet is a dangerous sign that the American ruling class is preparing for war abroad and repression at home.
By Patrick Martin, 7 December 2016
In a speech to a military audience in Florida, the US president twice cited the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal as a warning to the incoming administration of Donald Trump.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 December 2016
Former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is a vitriolic opponent of social programs to benefit the working class.
By Jerry White, 7 December 2016
The United Steelworkers union praised Trump’s protectionist and chauvinist policies along with his deal with Carrier, which will wipe out 1,300 of the firm’s 2,100 production jobs in Indiana.
By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2016
The People’s Daily condemned the phone call as “despicable” and accused Trump of violating the One China policy—the foundation of US-China relations.
By Patrick Martin, 5 December 2016
The selection of retired General James Mattis has been greeted with approval across the political and national-security establishment and in the major organs of the corporate-controlled media.
By Naomi Spencer, 5 December 2016
A Tennessee woman accused of attempting to terminate her pregnancy with a coat hanger last year was arraigned late last month on three felony charges.
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016
Hedge fund boss Stephen Schwarzman will chair the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which will begin meeting with Trump on economic policy after his inauguration.
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016
Lawsuits were filed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Trump’s margin of victory has shrunk dramatically.
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2016
Wisconsin officials began reviewing ballots, while the Trump campaign took legal action to block the recount in Michigan.
By Jerry White, 1 December 2016
Trump reportedly told the CEO of Carrier’s parent company that federal and state tax cuts and the lifting of corporate regulations could save more money than moving to Mexico.
By Nick Barrickman, 1 December 2016
The naming of Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services signals the intention of the incoming Trump administration to begin the dismantling of Medicare.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2016
Trump’s statement on flag-burning reflects not only the authoritarian disposition of the president-elect, but the far-reaching decay of bourgeois democracy in the United States.
A cabinet of billionaires
By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2016
Trump has picked Wall Street banker Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and anti-Medicare zealot Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
By John Burton, 30 November 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet that people who burn the American flag in protest should be stripped of their citizenship is a repudiation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
By E.P. Milligan, 30 November 2016
Trump has business interests in real estate, management and branding in no less than 18 foreign countries, spanning virtually the entire globe.
By Alexander Fangmann, 30 November 2016
Low-wage workers are being used by the Service Employees International Union and its supporters as a bargaining chip.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2016
The global mandate of the new formation means US death squads could be sent virtually anywhere, from European cities to South American jungles, including in the United States itself.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 29 November 2016
Three weeks after the US presidential election, the political crisis triggered by the initiative to recount the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is escalating.
By Evan Winters, 29 November 2016
Ross made billions destroying the pensions, jobs and living standards of steel, coal, auto and textile workers.
By Eric London, 28 November 2016
President Barack Obama is denouncing an entirely legitimate legal action to verify the outcome of the election in states where the result was exceptionally close.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2016
Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is being largely ignored by the American media and the political establishment, including the Democratic Party leadership.
By James Brookfield, 24 November 2016
The newly elected Democratic leader is a defender of Wall Street who backed the war in Iraq.
By Tom Carter, 24 November 2016
The assault on democratic rights under cover of the “war on terror” has provided the incoming Trump administration with a pseudo-legal framework to impose authoritarian methods of rule.
By Nick Beams, 24 November 2016
Trump’s agenda for the US economy bears a striking resemblance to his own business operations: a mixture of tax evasion, swindling and profit-gouging.
2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony
By David Walsh, 24 November 2016
Tuesday’s ceremony, during which Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 21 individuals, was a bizarre and unreal event.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2016
As the Democratic Party seeks to normalize the transfer of power to Trump, the appointments of the president-elect confirm the historically unprecedented character of the incoming US administration.
By Tom Eley, 21 November 2016
The unprecedentedly right-wing cabinet being formed is meeting no opposition from the Democrats.
A chilling attack on free speech
By David Walsh, 21 November 2016
President-elect Donald Trump responded to concerns about his incoming administration as expressed by the cast of the Broadway show Hamilton with a series of thuggish, threatening Tweets.
By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2016
His appointments are a Southern racist to run the Justice Department, an anti-Muslim bigot for national security adviser, and a congressman tied to the Koch brothers as CIA director.
By our reporter, 19 November 2016
In the wake of a television appearance in which a Trump campaign activist said that a registry of Muslim visitors to the United States could be justified under the “precedent” set by the mass internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, a leader of the Trump transition team has revealed that a formal proposal for such a registry is under discussion.
By Patrick Martin, 18 November 2016
The Democratic Party leadership is moving very rapidly to align itself with Trump, based on a program of economic nationalism and trade war.
By Nick Beams, 18 November 2016
There is a sense in Japanese ruling circles that the election of Donald Trump as US president is a political earthquake that has shattered the foundations of the post-war order.
By Nick Barrickman, 18 November 2016
Trade union officials celebrated the nationalist agenda that Trump has pledged to carry out, while seeking to promote the idea that the Democratic Party can be pushed to the left.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2016
Obama’s promotion of his successor is so obvious that the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung described him as Donald Trump’s “press spokesman.”
By Joseph Kishore, 17 November 2016
The cordial words from leading Democrats come amidst growing protests against Trump’s election, centered among high school students and youth.
By Chris Marsden, 17 November 2016
The European Union has plunged millions of Greek workers into an ever-deeper social nightmare based on an austerity programme that Obama endorses.
By Ulrich Rippert, 17 November 2016
Notwithstanding Obama's claims, Trump’s election will be characterised by sharp tensions and shocks in Transatlantic relations.
By The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 16 November 2016
The opposition expressed by students and young people in demonstrations across the US stands in sharp contrast to the abject capitulation of the Democratic Party to Donald Trump.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2016
Former New York Mayor Giuliani, named as top choice for secretary of state, condemned the Obama administration for failing to “even threaten to use our military” against Russia.
By our reporters, 16 November 2016
The protests on Tuesday follow the press conference of Obama on Monday, when he urged Americans to “reconcile themselves” with a Trump presidency.
By Tom Carter, 16 November 2016
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has unleashed a series of tweets calling for a “state of emergency” to be declared and for the ongoing anti-Trump protests to be violently “quelled” by the military.
By Alex Lantier, 16 November 2016
Obama aimed to reassure the European ruling classes that Donald Trump's election would not undermine their relations with the United States.
By David Walsh, 16 November 2016
In two open letters last Friday, the New York Times expressed regret for its coverage of the US election and promised to approach the Donald Trump administration “without bias.”
By Patrick Martin, 15 November 2016
The Democratic president emphasized his desire for a “smooth transition” to a government by an ultra-right Republican opposed by a majority of the American people.
By Tom Eley, 14 November 2016
Trump’s appointment of a fascist as a top advisor and his plans to deport millions of immigrants are the initial moves of what will be the most right-wing government in American history.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2016
As Trump assembles his administration, the Democratic Party and the media seek to normalize a government of the extreme right the likes of which has never been seen in American history.
By Shannon Jones, 14 November 2016
Demonstrations continued coast to coast over the weekend against the election of Donald Trump and his far-right and anti-immigrant politics.
By our reporters, 14 November 2016
For the second time in a week, anti-Trump protesters gathered in downtown Chicago Saturday morning expressing social anger felt throughout the United States in the wake of Trump’s election.
By our reporters, 14 November 2016
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the Los Angeles area over the weekend to protest the election of Donald Trump.
By Gabriel Black, 14 November 2016
Moore has been brought forward to keep the broadly felt popular opposition to president-elect Donald Trump from breaking free of the political semi-corpse of the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2016
In rushing to support Trump, the Democrats and the media are largely remaining silent about a significant fact of the election: the president-elect lost the popular vote.
By Eric London, 11 November 2016
Eighteen months after Sanders announced his candidacy, his statement on Trump punctuates a critical experience for the working class.
By Barry Grey, 10 November 2016
The lack of enthusiasm for Clinton was fundamentally a class response to a crony of Wall Street with a record of militarism and corruption.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 November 2016
Such is the level of political crisis in the United States that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2016
The ending of the investigation was made public only nine days after the shock announcement that the probe had been resumed, which dealt a blow to the Clinton presidential campaign.
By Fred Mazelis, 8 November 2016
Only two months after her nomination to head the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, Reno presided over the horrific attack that killed more than 80 people, including 21 children.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2016
The election campaign has plumbed new depths of filth and reaction, sparking concerns in ruling circles that it has done lasting damage to the credibility of the United States, both internationally and at home.
By Peter Symonds, 7 November 2016
Not only the “pivot to Asia,” but the whole framework of post-war alliances in Asia is being called into question.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2016
The presidential election campaign is being conducted in a way designed to avoid any serious examination of the critical issues of war, economic inequality and attacks on democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 3 November 2016
In response to an improper intervention by the FBI into the presidential campaign, the Democrats are intensifying their efforts to woo the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Socialist Equality Party, 3 November 2016
The conference this Saturday in Detroit, Michigan, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” will outline a political strategy for building a socialist movement of the international working class against the danger of a Third World War.
By Adam Mclean, 3 November 2016
From a class standpoint, it is impossible to support an anti-death penalty proposition that expands life imprisonment without parole and other forms of punishment of prisoners.
By Barry Grey, 1 November 2016
The bitter conflict within the political establishment following FBI Director James Comey’s intervention in the election has exposed the deep crisis of bourgeois rule in the US.
By Patrick Martin, 1 November 2016
Democrats have focused much of their attack on Comey’s intervention on demands that he release information supposedly connecting Trump to Russian President Putin.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 31 October 2016
The FBI's announcement of new “investigative steps” against Hillary Clinton has brought to the surface a raging conflict within the American state and ruling elite.
By Patrick Martin, 29 October 2016
The FBI’s announcement of new “investigative steps” related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, made only 11 days before the election, is both extraordinary and unprecedented.
By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2016
Memos released this week by WikiLeaks document how Bill and Hillary Clinton milked their corporate paymasters to accumulate a fortune of $150 million.
By a reporter, 28 October 2016
Speaking in Florida, Clinton saluted her capitalist overlords.
By Fred Mazelis, 27 October 2016
With his latest effort, Moore emerges as a chief promoter of the favored candidate of Wall Street and the Pentagon.
By Patrick Martin, 24 October 2016
Republican Donald Trump is a billionaire demagogue seeking to lay the basis for a fascistic movement; Hillary Clinton is the representative of Wall Street and the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Barry Grey, 22 October 2016
The once-every-four-years pre-election affair has long been an occasion for the richest of the rich and their political and media spokesmen to trade jokes and revel in their wealth and power.
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.