By Gabriel Black, 21 October 2017
The resolution helps procedurally prepare for the passage of a dramatic cut in taxes for business and for the financial elite.
By Isaac Finn, 21 October 2017
Pompeo’s statements reflect the sentiments of a large section of the political establishment and intelligence communities.
By Fred Mazelis, 21 October 2017
Richard Spencer shut down his program 30 minutes ahead of schedule after confronting opponents who vastly outnumbered neo-fascists in the audience.
By Nick Beams, 21 October 2017
Mnuchin’s Politico interview is an unwitting admission that the world’s largest economy is dominated by financial parasitism.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 October 2017
The callous and reactionary response of the Trump White House to the anguish of the family of a US soldier killed in Niger is of a piece with the deep-going militarization of the US government.
By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2017
Trump’s comments to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson were not an aberration, but a crude expression of the callousness of the US ruling elite.
By Kate Randall, 19 October 2017
The bulk of the Alexander-Murray bill is aimed at lowering requirements for private insurers and reducing the quality of health care coverage offered.
By Genevieve Leigh, 18 October 2017
Republican Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn his name after a damning report exposed his role in legislation to dismantle regulations on prescription opioid drugs.
By Patrick Martin, 16 October 2017
A joint investigation by “60 Minutes” and the Washington Post found that Republicans and Democrats in Washington did the bidding of giant drug distribution companies responsible for fueling the opioid crisis.
By Keith Jones, 14 October 2017
US President Donald Trump vowed Friday that he will use his presidential powers to blow up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unless it is amended to Washington’s satisfaction.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2017
Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US.
By Rafael Azul, 14 October 2017
So far at least 31 people have died and 600 have been reported missing.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 October 2017
The Democrat has long since discarded most of his “progressive” image, and presides over a city that is more socially unequal than ever before.
A new stage in the bipartisan health care counterrevolution
By Kate Randall, 14 October 2017
Any “compromise” on health care reform is a conspiracy against the working class, premised on the subordination of the need for health care to the profits of the corporations and the capitalist market.
By Nick Barrickman, 14 October 2017
Under the right conditions, the rapper is capable of giving expression to some of the pent-up social angst and oppositional feelings held by wide layers of the population, especially young people.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 October 2017
There is growing speculation of secret discussions among cabinet members and high-level staff about forcing Trump out of office.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2017
Trump’s opponents are openly discussing how to remove him from office, while he suggests that his media critics should be silenced.
By David Walsh, 12 October 2017
The sex scandal is a mechanism through which other issues are resolved, often to the satisfaction of powerful economic interests.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 October 2017
The unsubstantiated charges of Russian interference in the US elections have developed into an increasingly frenzied campaign to ascribe all opposition within the United States to the actions of a “foreign enemy.”
By Tom Hall, 11 October 2017
An article in the New York Times detailing funding by Wall Street groups demonstrates the pro-capitalist, anti-working class character of the nonprofits and “left” organizations around the Democratic Party.
By Sheila Brehm, 9 October 2017
The matter arose during a preliminary hearing concerning the first of 13 officials facing criminal charges over the Flint catastrophe.
By Alexander Fangmann, 9 October 2017
The expulsion of Cuban embassy personnel, supposedly over alleged “sonic attacks,” constitutes an effective end of the rapprochement begun under the Obama administration.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2017
Trump’s reference to the “calm before the storm” must be taken to mean that war is imminent.
By Peter Symonds, 7 October 2017
Trump’s menacing comment—almost certainly directed against North Korea—is another warning that the US is on the brink of launching a catastrophic war.
By Trévon Austin, 7 October 2017
A new mandate revokes the requirement for companies and organizations that claim religious or moral objections to provide birth control.
By Norisa Diaz, 7 October 2017
Democrats downplay tension on immigration as ICE head threatens to split families up and conduct warrantless arrests in California.
A week on America’s death row
By Kate Randall, 7 October 2017
Michael Lambrix was executed Thursday night in Florida, while Jeffrey Borden was issued a last-minute state of execution in Alabama.
By our reporter, 7 October 2017
In pushing for stronger military and economic ties with Thailand, President Trump made no mention of the military regime’s suppression of opposition and dissent.
Inequality and the American oligarchy
By Eric London, 7 October 2017
New data from the Federal Reserve reveal the extraordinary growth of social inequality within minority populations, which forms the basis of the identity politics of the upper-middle class.
Inequality and the American oligarchy
By Eric London, 6 October 2017
New figures on social inequality reveal the material basis for the campaign in ruling circles to block access to the WSWS and other left-wing sites.
By David North, 6 October 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges talks with the WSWS about the anti-Russia campaign, the attack on democratic rights, and the role of the capitalist media.
By Patrick Martin, 6 October 2017
The Senate Intelligence Committee claims of Russian subversion of American democracy are factually absurd and politically sinister.
By Shelley Connor, 2 October 2017
The Trump cabinet’s eye-popping travel expenses have highlighted the gulf between his demagogic campaign promises to “drain the swamp” and end government waste, and the reality of oligarchic rule.
By Philip Guelpa, 30 September 2017
A 2016 Supreme Court ruling overturning the political corruption conviction of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is likely to affect the trial of the New Jersey senator.
By Eric London, 30 September 2017
The Trump administration’s callous and incompetent response to the social disaster in Puerto Rico expresses the worldview of a financial oligarchy that sees the lives of working people as expendable.
By Andre Damon, 29 September 2017
The increasingly hysterical anti-Russia campaign, spearheaded by the Democratic Party, is laying the political and legal basis for the criminalization of dissent in the United States.
By Trévon Austin, 28 September 2017
The proposal includes massive tax cuts for the wealthy which would be a prelude to further austerity for the working class.
By Niles Niemuth, 27 September 2017
While President Trump had campaigned for the losing candidate, former White House strategist Bannon assured a rally Monday that a vote for Moore was a vote for Trump.
By Josh Varlin, 27 September 2017
The Democrats are seeking a bipartisan deal with the Republicans that would retain the basic framework of Obamacare while introducing regressive changes being demanded by the insurance monopolies.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2017
Since Facebook announced it would collaborate in investigating Russian “meddling,” the New York Times and Washington Post have whipped themselves into a McCarthyite frenzy.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2017
Trump’s attacks on NFL players for “disrespecting” the national anthem are a calculated effort to whip up racism and militarism.
By Eric London, 26 September 2017
By backing religious zealot Roy Moore for the US Senate in the September 26 run-off primary, Bannon is revealing a key element of his long-term political strategy.
At site of Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech
By Tom Hall, 26 September 2017
Sanders’ speech, which denounced Russia and promoted the war in Syria, was an affirmation of support for the imperialist and militarist foreign policy of the American ruling class.
By Andre Damon, 25 September 2017
Leading Democrats, working with intelligence agencies and media outlets, are using the campaign against Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election to justify social media censorship.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 September 2017
The violent and provocative actions of the police, including the “kettling” and mass arrest of protesters and the fascistic spectacle of cops chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” reveals the real state of class relations in America
By David Walsh, 23 September 2017
Actor-director Rob Reiner and actor Morgan Freeman have teamed up with a group of extreme right-wingers to push the McCarthyite anti-Russia campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 22 September 2017
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who heads the Justice Department investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US elections, appears to be focusing on possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.
Working men have no country
By Norisa Diaz, 21 September 2017
The WSWS recently spoke to workers who cross the US/Mexico border daily or weekly, which bisects all aspects of their social life.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 September 2017
St. Louis police officers chanted “Whose streets? Our streets!” as they arrested largely peaceful demonstrators protesting police violence.
By Eric London, 20 September 2017
The bill increases the military budget by $80 billion from 2016 and includes major allocations to prepare the US nuclear arsenal for war.
By Kate Randall, 20 September 2017
In addition to phasing out Medicaid expansion, the Cassidy-Graham legislation, beginning in 2027, would slash billions more from Medicaid and end it as a guaranteed program.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 September 2017
Less than a year after leaving office, former President Obama has comfortably entrenched himself within the upper echelons of the top 1 percent.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2017
The American president publicly threatened to unleash a genocidal war, declaring that he was “ready, willing and able” to “totally destroy” North Korea and its 25 million people.
By Andre Damon, 20 September 2017
Hillary Clinton’s memoir, released September 13, represents the Democratic Party’s semi-official narrative of its electoral defeat in 2016.
By James Cogan, 19 September 2017
Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was allegedly wiretapped by investigators both before and after the election.
By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017
The investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign collusion is being used to justify a crackdown on the Internet.
By Evan Blake, 19 September 2017
The protesters issued scathing condemnations of the Democrats’ anti-immigrant record, including their recent efforts to push through bipartisan immigration legislation with Trump.
By David Walsh, 19 September 2017
The media was more or less agreed Monday that the highlight of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was the brief appearance by Trump’s former press secretary.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 September 2017
Riot police in St. Louis, Missouri arrested 13 people in protests that erupted after the acquittal of the police officer, Jason Stockley, who fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith in December 2011.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 September 2017
All the groups present backed Sanders in 2016, helping him to channel social anger among millions of workers and youth behind Hillary Clinton.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 September 2017
The moves by the Democrats to stabilize the Trump administration are aimed at creating better conditions for intensifying the assault on the working class and preparing for a major war.
By Andre Damon, 15 September 2017
Amazon has deleted over a thousand negative reviews of What Happened?, Hillary Clinton’s account of the 2016 presidential election.
By Eric London, 13 September 2017
The corporate media is elevating Bannon, while, at the same time, the Democratic Party’s identity politics aids the growth of the far-right.
By Ed Hightower, 13 September 2017
Conservative Democrat Ralph Northam, who twice voted for George W. Bush, faces a former Bush White House aide and Republican National Committee chairman, Ed Gillespie.
By Fred Mazelis, 13 September 2017
The Times article reveals that masses of Hispanic and African-American youth are unable to afford higher education, but obscures the underlying class reality.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017
Invoking an alleged Russian menace to American democracy, the New York Times is spearheading a campaign for a crackdown on political expression on social media.
By Patrick Martin, 8 September 2017
The agreement amounts to a rescue operation for the Trump administration, which is facing rising popular opposition, and paves the way for a deal on corporate tax cuts.
By Nancy Hanover, 6 September 2017
Public universities and colleges in the US are being starved of funding, while the Trump administration escalates its support to for-profit institutions.
By Eric London, 2 September 2017
With Stephen Bannon and Sebastian Gorka gone from the White House, the fascistic network around \ Breitbart News is developing its strategy of building a far-right nationalist movement.
By Genevieve Leigh, 1 September 2017
The most controversial provision, giving local law enforcement the authority to demand proof of a person's immigration status during routine interactions, was allowed through.
By a reporter, 30 August 2017
The civil suit charged the Democratic National Committee and its then-chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, with rigging the contest for the party’s presidential nomination.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 August 2017
Twelve years after Katrina, nothing has been done to strengthen flood control systems and build up the social infrastructure to limit the impact of major storms.
By Kevin Martinez and Patrick Martin, 28 August 2017
The pardoning of former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of illegally detaining immigrants, is intended to encourage fascistic elements such as those who rioted in Charlottesville.
By Gabriel Black, 28 August 2017
As part of its efforts to disorient popular opposition, the media has promoted the anti-Russia campaign, racialist politics and… anarchists involved in punch-ups with Nazi demonstrators.
By Tom Hall, 26 August 2017
Sanders’ denunciation of Trump’s response to Charlottesville cannot conceal the political responsibility which he bears for enabling Trump’s cultivation of a far-right movement.
By Patrick Martin, 25 August 2017
The attacks on Republican leaders are an integral part of an effort to build a fascistic movement outside the framework of the two-party system.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2017
The ruling elite has used the crisis surrounding the president’s endorsement of the neo-fascist rampage in Charlottesville, Virginia to consolidate the grip of the military over the White House.
One week after Charlottesville
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 21 August 2017
The ruling class is seeking to divert popular opposition to Trump behind a palace coup aimed at consolidating the political domination of the military and the corporate/financial elite.
By Patrick Martin, 18 August 2017
There is a political and social chasm between the popular outrage against Trump and the criticism coming from within the ruling elite.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 August 2017
Covered up in all the media and political commentary that has followed Trump’s press conference is the fact that the central target of his political strategy is the working class, of all races and ethnicities.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 August 2017
Trump disbanded his business advisory councils as CEOs resigned and top Republicans distanced themselves from Trump’s pro-Nazi statements.
By Shannon Jones, 17 August 2017
Trumka left the panel as a face-saving measure, following the departure of several corporate CEOs.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 August 2017
Trump’s remarks on Tuesday defending Nazi and white supremacist violence have exposed the ugly reality of American capitalism.
By Barry Grey, 16 August 2017
Trump’s press conference tirade on Tuesday was part of a calculated attempt to develop a fascistic mass movement in the United States.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 August 2017
The fascist violence in Charlottesville is not an aberration. It is, rather, the manifestation of a profound crisis of American capitalist society.
By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2017
The murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia did not come out of the blue, but followed months of warnings about the likelihood of violence by white supremacist groups.
By our reporters, 15 August 2017
Demonstrations involving thousands of people continued Monday in cities across the US to protest the deadly fascist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia and President Trump’s promotion of far-right forces.
By Daniel de Vries, 15 August 2017
A draft of an authoritative federal study by US scientists was released amid fear of suppression.
By Eric London, 13 August 2017
President Donald Trump waited hours to make a public statement after Saturday’s attack, and then blamed anti-fascist demonstrators for being complicit in the riot.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 August 2017
With the staggeringly reckless statements of Trump and his aides, a fuse has been lit that can lead to the eruption of a nuclear war in Asia with incalculable global consequences.
By Patrick Martin, 10 August 2017
The extraordinary pre-dawn raid is a signal that special counsel Robert Mueller is stepping up his pressure on the Trump administration through the Russia investigation.
By Barry Grey, 10 August 2017
The massive hack of HBO is but the latest case demonstrating the proliferation of hacker groups all over the world that employ advanced technology to successfully attack giant corporations.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2017
While the growing opposition to Trump centers on his attacks on health care, immigrants and democratic rights, the Democratic Party is appealing to the military-intelligence apparatus with its bogus claims of Trump ties to Russia.
By Ben McGrath, 9 August 2017
The Trump administration is using the demand for a new FTA to pressure Seoul to toe Washington’s line on China and North Korea.
By Josh Varlin, 8 August 2017
The supplement to the Democrats’ “Better Deal” program embraces the economic nationalism advanced by President Donald Trump, fascist White House adviser Steve Bannon and the trade unions.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 August 2017
The sanctions against Russia adopted by a large majority in the US Congress are being interpreted in Germany as a trade war measure against Europe.
By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2017
The shift by billionaire coal boss Jim Justice demonstrates how little actually separates the two corporate-controlled parties.
As political warfare in Washington escalates
By Barry Grey, 5 August 2017
Trump’s battle with the press is part of the raging factional warfare within the ruling class and the state centering on differences over imperialist foreign policy.
By Kate Randall, 5 August 2017
The Democratic Party’s response to the debacle for Trump was to offer its services in implementing the demands of the insurance giants for “repairing” Obamacare so as to better ensure reduced costs and fatter profits.
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2017
What has unfolded over the past two weeks is a calculated political strategy aimed at mobilizing an ultra-right movement outside both the Democratic and Republican parties.