By Patrick Martin, 20 December 2014
An FBI declaration and a White House press conference ratcheted up the pressure on the isolated Stalinist dictatorship, which now faces unspecified US retaliation for an alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2014
The new sanctions shed considerable light on the real nature of Washington’s move to “normalize” ties with Cuba.
By Andre Damon, 20 December 2014
Far from preventing police murders and holding the culprits accountable, Obama’s panel will seek to acclimate the population to an increasingly violent and militarized police force.
By Bill Van Auken and David North, 19 December 2014
Hailed by governments and corporations as a historic turning point, the move to “normalize” US-Cuban ties raises profound historical questions for the working class and the socialist movement.
By Jerry White, 17 December 2014
Coming on the heels of the Detroit bankruptcy, the pension “reform” passed as part of last week’s bipartisan budget resolution will open the floodgates to the gutting of retirement benefits for millions of workers.
By Niles Williamson and Joseph Kishore, 12 December 2014
CIA Director John Brennan gave an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters on Thursday, outlining the Obama administration’s response to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture.
By Patrick Martin, 12 December 2014
The White House said Obama would sign the bill funding the federal government, despite a provision that removes even the most limited restraints on Wall Street speculation.
By Patrick Martin, 9 December 2014
The CIA is backing a media campaign against the Senate report, warning that even a limited exposure of its crimes at secret prisons will produce a worldwide backlash against the US government.
By Ed Hightower, 6 December 2014
In oral arguments on a case involving Facebook “threats,” the Roberts Court indicated it is seriously considering a major attack on freedom of speech and expression.
By Fred Mazelis, 29 November 2014
Barry typified the layer that came to prominence in the ebb and decline of the mass civil rights movement.
By David Walsh, 26 November 2014
The president bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on 18 politicians, artists, scientists and others in a ceremony Monday afternoon.
By Niles Williamson, 24 November 2014
Biden traveled to Ukraine to shore up the right-wing regime in Kiev and threaten further economic sanctions against Russia.
By Barry Grey, 24 November 2014
The two hearings were exercises in political theater, with politicians posturing as critics of Wall Street and bank executives and Fed officials making little effort to conceal their contempt.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2014
A new US Senate report documents yet another aspect of the criminality that pervades the American and global financial system.
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
By Eric London, 19 November 2014
James Risen’s latest book details crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations under the auspices of the “war on terror” and the profits made by corporate interests.
By Nick Beams, 14 November 2014
US trade policy is based on a drive to secure domination of the world economy, using both military and economic means.
By Patrick Kelly, 13 November 2014
New military “confidence-building mechanisms” resolve none of the issues underlying Washington’s confrontation of China.
By Joseph Santolan, 13 November 2014
The summit’s first day was marked by an avoidance of the question of the South China Sea.
By John Andrews, 11 November 2014
In a reactionary ruling, a federal court of appeals has struck down lower court decisions upholding same-sex marriages, setting the stage for a US Supreme Court ruling.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 November 2014
The election reflected workers’ growing disgust with the Democrats, as well as the increasingly depraved character of big business politics.
By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2014
The measures being discussed in Washington will fuel corporate profits and the wealth of the billionaires at the expense of working people.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 November 2014
The 2014 US midterm election results are a reflection of widespread disaffection and hostility toward the Obama administration and the entire political system.
By our reporter, 6 November 2014
The votes counter the claim that the defeat of the Democrats is the product of a swing to the right in the American population.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2014
The result is a debacle for the Democratic Party and the Obama administration and presages a further shift to the right in official Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2014
The firing of two commanders and the administrative punishment of a third follow a long string of crises and scandals in a command whose job is nuclear annihilation.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2014
By agreement between the Democrats and Republicans, there has been no discussion in the election campaign of the stepped-up program of war, austerity and attacks on democratic rights that will unfold after November 4.
By Andre Damon, 3 November 2014
The empty and cynical character of the election was epitomized by President Barack Obama’s campaign appearance Saturday in Detroit.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 November 2014
The report to the UN Committee Against Torture calls for criminal prosecutions of all top US military and civilian officials implicated in the post-9/11 torture regime.
By Patrick Martin, 1 November 2014
Only one thing about the election is certain: whatever the division of power in the US Senate, House of Representatives, state governorships and state legislatures, the official two-party system will continue its inexorable shift to the right.
By our reporter, 1 November 2014
An investigative report by Al Jazeera America reveals that 27 state governments, most of them Republican-led, have joined in an effort to disqualify seven million registered voters.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2014
The media event at the White House, five days before the congressional election, was aimed at giving US imperialism a “humanitarian” face.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 October 2014
US imperialism recruited thousands of Nazis after World War II, as detailed in a new book by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau.
By Andre Damon, 28 October 2014
The US government is not only controlled by, but increasingly composed of, the extremely rich.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 27 October 2014
Popular alienation from the political system coincides with the ever more naked domination of both parties and manipulation of elections by a handful of multi-millionaires and billionaires.
By Thomas Gaist, 23 October 2014
The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 October 2014
The US midterm elections are taking place six years after the election of Obama, hailed as a “transformative” candidate who would alter the course of American politics.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2014
The intelligence agency concluded on the basis of decades of experience that its arming of US-backed insurgents seldom proved successful.
By Jerry White, 16 October 2014
With the mid-term elections approaching, the meeting was designed to counter the public perception that the administration is indifferent to the plight of the long-term unemployed.
By Kristina Betinis, 13 October 2014
The unions are backing Democratic Governor Quinn, who has attacked pensions and teachers.
By Patrick Martin, 11 October 2014
The judicial actions block laws that would have prevented as many as 1.1 million people from voting on November 4.
By John Andrews, 11 October 2014
The Court declined to hear cases overturning bans on same-sex marriage, then held arguments on police stops and withholding pay for time spent clearing security.
By Marcus Day and Jerry White, 11 October 2014
Jorge Mújica, a longtime Democratic Party activist, is running as an “independent socialist” candidate in next February’s election for Chicago City Council.
By David Walsh, 9 October 2014
The argument that erupted on the October 3 edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was revealing.
By Patrick Martin, 6 October 2014
Responding to a question at a Harvard forum, the US vice president said Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates supplied arms to the Islamic fundamentalist group the US is now bombing.
By Frank Gaglioti, 4 October 2014
The major powers are seeking to forge stronger ties with Fiji as a means of undercutting China’s influence in the South Pacific.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 3 October 2014
During his summit meeting with Obama, Prime Minister Modi signaled his readiness to align India still more closely with the US’s predatory global agenda.
By D. Lencho, 1 October 2014
Teachers outside Denver, Colorado called in sick September 29, closing two high schools amidst continuing protests against the school board’s drive to rewrite the US history curriculum.
By Gabriel Black, 1 October 2014
The tapes were made public by a former Federal Reserve regulator who said she was fired because she would not “falsify” her findings.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2014
Obama’s claim that “this is the best time in human history to be born,” is a self-deluded absurdity.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2014
In a series of statements contradicting the president’s vow of no new “ground war” in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top brass has come close to insubordination.
By Nick Barrickman, 20 September 2014
The deal would allow for the cutting of over $500 million in the next two years.
By Niles Williamson, 19 September 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered an address to a joint session of Congress in which he called for increased economic and military assistance to aid in a “war for the Free World.”
By David Walsh, 19 September 2014
In response to recent incidents involving US professional football players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, a number of large corporations have expressed “concern” or even withdrawn sponsorships.
By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2014
The bipartisan vote, with majorities of both Republicans and Democrats supporting the White House, is a major step towards a wider war in the Middle East.
By Barry Grey, 18 September 2014
The raft of laws in Wisconsin and other states imposing photo ID requirements and other restrictions on access to the ballot represents an attack on the fundamental democratic right to vote.
By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2014
The House will act on Monday, followed shortly by the Senate, with both parties expected to provide top-heavy majorities for stepped-up US intervention in the Syrian civil war.
By John Marion, 15 September 2014
State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, a former hedge fund manger with ties to the ultra-right Manhattan Institute, has made a national reputation as an enemy of public employees.
By Tom Hall and E. P. Bannon, 12 September 2014
Tuesday’s hearing was aimed at reinforcing and intensifying the federal government’s arming of police forces under the guise of a “review.”
By Jerry White, 12 September 2014
The Detroit bankruptcy and moves toward the privatization of the water department are fully backed by the Obama administration, which has encouraged cities to enter “public-private partnerships” to fill the gap from reduced federal and state funding.
By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2014
There is growing popular disillusionment with both the Democrats and the Republicans and the political institutions they control.
By Patrick Martin, 28 August 2014
Once reveling in the title “chain-gang Charlie” for his savage law-and-order policies, Crist has been nominated by the Democratic Party for the upcoming gubernatorial election.
By Andre Damon, 25 August 2014
The White House’s “review” of its programs to arm local law enforcement will serve to intensify, regularize and professionalize the militarization of domestic police.
By John Roberts, 25 August 2014
Ending or easing the US ban on arms sales would be a significant further step in closer US ties with the Vietnamese regime—directed against China.
By Tom Carter, 21 August 2014
Standing still for as little as five seconds is sufficient to be taken to the ground and handcuffed by a swarm of police.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 August 2014
The NSA is empowered by executive decrees to conduct limitless surveillance of overseas servers, even though they process large quantities of US data
By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 August 2014
US Defense Secretary Hagel claimed that Washington is offering India military co-development and co-production deals unlike those the US has “with any other country.”
By Tom Eley, 6 August 2014
A newly leaked document reveals that over 40 percent of those named on a US terror watch list—some 280,000 people—do not even have an alleged connection to terrorism.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 6 August 2014
Despite disagreements on economic issues, US and Indian leaders consolidated their strategic and military partnership directed against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 August 2014
The summit, convened amid the crises in Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq, is part of a bid to compete with China in the scramble for African markets and resources.
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2014
Behind the façade of bitter partisan divisions, the two big business parties are united in attacking the social conditions and democratic rights of the working class.
By Eric London, 2 August 2014
An internal State Department memo accidentally emailed to a journalist exposes the Obama administration’s continued efforts to cover up CIA torture programs.
By John Marion, 1 August 2014
Republican Governor Paul LePage held a series of meetings with members of a neo-fascist group that had called for executing prominent state Democrats.
By Jerry White, 1 August 2014
In a reactionary ruling with far-ranging implications for democratic rights, the state supreme court upheld Republican Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 anti-worker law.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 July 2014
A Department of Justice inquiry has found hundreds of instances in which FBI forensic units provided false information.
By Ed Hightower, 31 July 2014
The fact that prosecutors systematically read emails between inmates and their attorneys reveals a corroded legal system.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 31 July 2014
The Secretary of State and Defense Secretary are visiting India to strengthen the partnership between the two countries as Washington intensifies its war preparations against China and Russia.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 July 2014
The bill seeks to institutionalize the bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA.
By Kate Randall, 30 July 2014
The scandal at Veterans Affairs has been seized on as a pretext for opening up veterans’ health care to privatization.
By Patrick Martin, 29 July 2014
Popular participation in Democratic midterm primaries has fallen by 70 percent over the past 44 years.
By Nick Barrickman, 26 July 2014
US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring.
By Kate Randall, 23 July 2014
Striking down subsidies on the federal health care exchange would do away with one of the few remaining supposedly progressive features of Obamacare.
By Nick Barrickman, 23 July 2014
The trial of Tazhayakov was the first of a number of trials of acquaintances of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
By Jerry White, 23 July 2014
More than half of the city workers and retirees eligible to take part in the bankruptcy court’s ballot on the plan of adjustment refused to vote.
By Patrick Martin, 19 July 2014
Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats made speeches that completely ignored the social catastrophe unfolding in Detroit.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2014
The four-day conference is an attempt to revive illusions in the Democratic Party and the Obama administration.
By Jake Dean, 17 July 2014
A profile of the corporate executives who sit on the seven-member Board of Water Commissioners in Detroit.
By David Brown, 16 July 2014
Legislators in the US are proposing a variety of measures to remove the right of child migrants to an immigration hearing before being deported.
By Barry Grey, 16 July 2014
Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her determination to keep interest rates at historic lows for the indefinite future.
By Kate Randall, 16 July 2014
New revelations of manipulation of disability data point to systemic corruption at the VA that extends beyond the scandal over the agency’s medical treatment of veterans.
By Patrick Martin, 12 July 2014
The Justice Department has announced that it will not investigate the CIA spying on the legislative branch, even though CIA Director John Brennan admitted that it had taken place.
By Gabriel Black, 12 July 2014
Citigroup, the third-largest US bank, is set to reach a $7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over charges that it sold fraudulent mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 crash.
By Peter Schwarz, 12 July 2014
The expulsion of the CIA station chief is directly linked to the revival of German imperialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2014
Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 July 2014
Azamat Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy and could face up to 25 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines if found guilty.
By Andre Damon, 9 July 2014
The funds will go toward building detention facilities, stepping up border checkpoints, and expanding the domestic use of military surveillance drones.
By Matthew MacEgan, 8 July 2014
At a press conference on Monday, the family of the 15-year-old US citizen denounced the Israeli police beating and the American government’s failure to secure Khdeir’s return home.
By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2014
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that whistleblower Edward Snowden should return to the United States and stand trial for of his actions in leaking top-secret documents that exposed illegal and unconstitutional spying by the National Security Agency.