The Trump Presidency
By Barry Grey, 25 March 2017
Both Trump and the Democrats signaled their readiness to collaborate in devising new means to slash health care benefits.
By our reporters, 25 March 2017
Over the course of a three-hour traffic stop, some 100 people gathered, despite sub-freezing temperatures, to oppose the anti-democratic proceedings.
By David Walsh, 25 March 2017
Moore months ago enthusiastically adopted the reactionary and diversionary anti-Russian campaign as his own.
By John Burton, 24 March 2017
The Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of hearings on Trump’s right-wing nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, restoring the 5-4 arch-conservative majority.
By Jordan Shilton, 23 March 2017
The Trump administration commitment to establish “interim zones of stability” in Syria will require a substantial increase in the US military presence in the country.
By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2017
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told the press that he had learned of intercepts of communications by US intelligence involving Trump transition team members.
By our reporter, 23 March 2017
Pentagon emails released under the Freedom of Information Act have confirmed earlier reports in the Huffington Post.
By Andre Damon, 23 March 2017
An 'open letter' by Times columnist Thomas Friedman gives voice to tendencies in and around the Democratic Party that are prepared to welcome a palace coup that would impose a military/intelligence/corporate junta on the American people.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
President Trump’s refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during their photo-op in the Oval Office expressed the deepening tensions between the US and Germany.
By Peter Symonds, 22 March 2017
As the US secretary of state declared last week, all options, including military action against Pyongyang, are under consideration.
By Esther Galen, 22 March 2017
The budget proposed by the White House slashes education funding but adds $1.4 billion to promote private and charter schools and school vouchers.
With over 630 killed in house fires so far this year
By Steve Filips, 22 March 2017
As federal housing aid comes under the axe, poor and working Americans continue to contend with stagnant wages, climbing utility bills and substandard housing.
By Matthew Taylor, 22 March 2017
The cuts are part of a larger $20 million budget cut proposal that would primarily affect programs that fund medical research and give aid to the elderly.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2017
The real target of Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing was Russia, not the Trump administration.
By Esther Galen, 21 March 2017
The budget proposed by the White House slashes public education funding but adds $1.4 billion to promote private and charter schools and school vouchers.
By Warren Duzak, 21 March 2017
Trump’s visit to Nashville attracted long lines of supporters together with some 2,500 demonstrators protesting his attacks on health care, education and immigrants.
Trump turns to American history
By Tom Mackaman, 21 March 2017
The political art of Jackson, which so inspires the Trump administration, consisted of his ability to obscure powerful contradictions behind a veil of nationalism and populist demagogy.
By Peter Symonds, 20 March 2017
Despite his muted public remarks in Beijing, the US secretary of state had already made clear that “all options,” including military ones, were on the table to deal with Pyongyang.
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2017
James Comey will appear before the House Intelligence Committee, speaking publicly on both issues for the first time.
By Eric London, 20 March 2017
A CNN poll shows that 90 percent of Americans, including 84 percent of Trump supporters, believe the government should help immigrants living in the US acquire citizenship.
By our reporters, 20 March 2017
Freedom House, a facility in Detroit that has helped asylum seekers for decades, may be forced to close due to the cutoff of federal funding.
By Kate Randall, 20 March 2017
Under a block grant, states would receive a fixed annual amount of federal funding, forcing them to either cut benefits or remove people from the program altogether
By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2017
Tensions between Germany and the US have risen to their highest point since the end of the Second World War.
By Andre Damon, 18 March 2017
As the Trump administration charts a course toward war in the Asia-Pacific, there is no discussion within the American media or political establishment of the catastrophic consequences.
By Shannon Jones, 18 March 2017
Some Canadian nurses employed in the US have been blocked from entering the country by a more restrictive interpretation of US immigration policy.
International Socialist Organization, Socialist Alternative promote Democrats and courts as defenders of immigrants
By Eric London, 18 March 2017
The pseudo-left’s attempts to block an independent movement of the working class against capitalism facilitate Trump’s plans to deport millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US.
By Patrick Martin, 17 March 2017
The budget proposes to increase spending on the military and homeland security by nearly $60 billion, while slashing spending on the environment and social programs.
By Niles Niemuth, 17 March 2017
UAW President Dennis Williams’ appearance Wednesday with President Donald Trump and the Big Three auto bosses to promote “American First” nationalism is further confirmation of the anti-working class character of the unions.
By Patrick Martin, 16 March 2017
The ruling cites numerous statements by candidate Donald Trump declaring his intention to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
By Niles Niemuth, 16 March 2017
While signaling his readiness to boost company profits by weakening fuel economy standards, Trump called for the unity of employers and workers on the basis of economic nationalism.
By Jerry White, 16 March 2017
The current debate obscures the basic motivation guiding both big business parties: to restrict access to affordable health care and sharply reduce the lifespan of American workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 March 2017
The unannounced change in policy casts aside cosmetic restrictions imposed under Obama, allowing the CIA to freely function as Washington’s “Murder Inc.”
By Brad Dixon, 15 March 2017
Scott Gottlieb has close ties to the drug industry and, if confirmed, will work to roll back regulations at the FDA.
By Patrick Martin, 14 March 2017
With only token opposition from the Democrats, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are eviscerating what remains of the gains of the working class dating from the last period of social reform.
By Kate Randall, 14 March 2017
This massive surge in the uninsured would come largely on the backs of the poor through draconian cuts to Medicaid, effectively ending it as an entitlement program.
By Jerry White, 14 March 2017
Mass deportations are being used to terrorize immigrant workers and give employers a free hand to undermine the wages and conditions of all workers.
By our reporters, 14 March 2017
Coyote Pérez was detained by ICE on February 24 and had spoken at a protest in Rochester on February 3—only three weeks before his detention.
By Max Newman, 13 March 2017
The “Australian model” combines cruelty toward refugees, with a “points-based” program that discriminates in favour of employers and the wealthy.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 March 2017
Sessions call for sending new “enemy combatants” to the prison camp in Cuba is a measure of both the lawlessness of the new administration and its preparation of new wars of aggression.
By Barry Grey, 11 March 2017
Among the CIA officials the government is seeking to shield is Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel, who ran a secret torture site in Thailand in 2002.
By Laurent Lafrance, 11 March 2017
The Liberal government has responded to a spike in asylum seekers by increasing border surveillance and deepening its collaboration with Washington.
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2017
In case after case, officials of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are targeting longstanding US residents to spread fear and panic through immigrant communities.
“We’re bigger than ICE, all of us together!”
By Zac Corrigan, Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 8 March 2017
A rally to oppose the detention and imminent deportation of the father of four, abducted while driving his daughter to school, was attended by about 100 people.
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2017
The heated allegations from both sides, Trump and his media and Democratic Party critics, arise from a bitter conflict within the US ruling elite over foreign policy.
By Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2017
Both Women’s March and International Women’s Strike USA comprise organizations aligned with the Democratic Party, seeking to channel opposition to Trump behind the political establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2017
The language of the new executive order bristles with Trump’s hatred for the judicial review and his contempt for democratic rights and constitutional norms.
By Eric London, 7 March 2017
The world is pulsing with billions of people burdened by economic exploitation and war and yet restricted from moving freely across the planet.
By Nick Beams, 7 March 2017
The Trump administration has issued a document making clear that it is taking aim at the World Trade Organisation and agreements that have governed international trade in the post-World War II period.
By Andre Damon, 6 March 2017
US politics was dominated over the weekend by mutual reproaches between the White House and intelligence agencies in a conflict that is centered on issues of foreign policy and war.
By Patrick Martin, 6 March 2017
As stories proliferate of brutal arrests and deportations, the Trump administration is planning the deliberate separation of mothers and their children as a “deterrent” to immigrants.
By Genevieve Leigh and Andrea Ramos, 4 March 2017
Rómulo Avelica-González, long-time resident and father of four, was detained by Los Angeles ICE officials on Tuesday morning while dropping his daughters off at school.
By Peter Symonds, 4 March 2017
The leaked White House strategic review details are another indication that Trump is making action against North Korea a top priority.
By James Cogan, 4 March 2017
The Trump administration’s “America First” agenda has produced consternation within the political and strategic establishment.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigation as media, Democrats revive anti-Russian campaign
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2017
Democrats’ fulminations against Sessions have nothing to do with his reactionary and deeply antidemocratic actions in the three weeks since he became attorney general.
By Nick Beams, 3 March 2017
The massive rise in Snap Inc. stock took place amidst a surge in US markets, which has seen $3 trillion added to share values since the election of Trump.
By Nancy Hanover, 3 March 2017
Young people across the US, opposing the Trump administration’s raids, roundups and arrests, have become outspoken in their defense of the democratic rights of all ethnicities and nationalities.
“They are just here trying to make a living for themselves and their families”
By a WSWS reporting team, 3 March 2017
While the unions are aligning with Trump and his “America First” nationalism, workers are reacting against attempts of the administration to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2017
Wall Street soared to record highs as media commentators praised Trump’s speech, which promised tax cuts for businesses, the slashing of workplace and anti-pollution regulations, and a massive military build-up.
By Zaida Green, 2 March 2017
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, encouraged by the Trump administration, are sweeping up growing numbers of undocumented workers in “collateral” arrests.
By Shelley Connor, 2 March 2017
The policies of the Trump administration benefit the private prison industry at the expense of inmates and their health.
By Jerry White, 2 March 2017
Sanders’ calculated applause for Trump’s economic nationalist policies during the speech on Tuesday night says much about Sanders’ politics and the role assigned to him.
By Patrick Martin, 1 March 2017
The coming to power of the Trump administration has encouraged the most reactionary, racist and backward forces in American society.
By Andre Damon, 1 March 2017
In addressing Congress, Trump reaffirmed his core goals: economic nationalism, the scapegoating of immigrants, the expansion of the military and the elimination of restraints on corporations.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 1 March 2017
Working people in India and America are drawing the connection between last week’s killing of an Indian immigrant and the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant witch hunt.
By Lawrence Porter, 1 March 2017
Several hundred people gathered outside the federal building in Detroit on Tuesday to protest as Yousef Ajin faced his deportation hearing.
By Jordan Shilton, 1 March 2017
The brutal offensive on Iraq’s second-largest city has already displaced upwards of 200,000 civilians, including 8,000 over the past week.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 February 2017
It is impossible to separate the fight against the Trump administration from the fight against the social and economic order that has produced it: capitalism.
By Patrick Martin, 28 February 2017
A budget outline presented by the White House Monday calls for a $54 billion increase in military and police spending, offset by an equal cut in domestic social spending.
By Nick Beams, 28 February 2017
The objective logic of Trump’s agenda of economic war, based on “America First” leads inexorably to military conflict.
By Eric London, 28 February 2017
The WSWS recently interviewed an immigrant mother who escaped from El Salvador in February and was captured by the Border Patrol last week.
By Patrick Martin, 27 February 2017
There is mounting pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 February 2017
Boasting of having “taken the shackles off” of ICE and Border Patrol agents for a crackdown against immigrants, the Trump administration is preparing police state measures against the working class as a whole.
By Joseph Kishore, 25 February 2017
Trump’s remarks before the ultra-right gathering of Republican Party activists reprised many of the “America First” themes in his inaugural address delivered one month ago.
By Shelley Connor, 25 February 2017
On Wednesday night, 51-year-old Adam Purinton shot two Indian immigrants in an Olathe, Kansas bar after harassing them with racial slurs and shouting at them, “Get out of my country!”
By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2017
The president’s provocative statement came as his secretaries of State and Homeland Security were in Mexico attempting to secure the collaboration of the Peña Nieto government.
By Toby Reese, 24 February 2017
Guadalupe Olivas Valencia was deported for a third time after attempting to cross back into the US, where he had previously worked.
By Roger Jordan, 24 February 2017
The Canadian government’s response to the spike in asylum-seekers has been a combination of callous indifference and outright hostility.
By Zaida Green, 23 February 2017
The eviction orders from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota governor come as developers rush to complete the pipeline.
By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2017
The extravagant praise for Trump’s choice as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, exposes the complete abandonment of such basic democratic principles as civilian control of the military.
By Barry Grey, 23 February 2017
The slaying of Sergio Hernandez was part of a pervasive pattern of wanton violence carried out on the Mexican border by US border police.
By Shelley Connor, 23 February 2017
Guidelines for public schools that allowed transgender students to choose bathrooms matching their gender identity were rescinded on Wednesday.
“If you don’t have an education, you don’t have a life”
By Nancy Hanover, 23 February 2017
Teachers spoke to the WSWS on the Trump administration and the attack on public education.
By Jerry White, 23 February 2017
It was the socialists who opposed nativism and racism and waged a struggle to unify all workers, black and white, native-born and immigrant, against the divide-and-conquer strategy of the employers.
By Eric London, 22 February 2017
Press Secretary Sean Spicer made clear that immigrants with criminal histories are only the first targets of Trump’s anti-immigrant plan.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 February 2017
The appointment of McMaster exposes the utterly reactionary and undemocratic character of the official debate surrounding the Trump administration.
By Robert Stevens, 22 February 2017
Numbers at the London protest were around a tenth of the size of that which converged on Downing Street on January 30, after Trump’s anti-Muslim ban was ordered.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 February 2017
Since January, there have been 68 bomb threats at 53 community centers in 26 states and one in Canada, and some 200 headstones toppled at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2017
Secretary of Defense James Mattis will soon recommend an escalation of US military involvement in both Iraq and Syria.
By David Walsh, 22 February 2017
In an extraordinarily foul outburst February 17, HBO’s Maher referred approvingly to Egypt and Turkey as countries where intelligence agencies had intervened against a “crazy” dictator.
By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2017
The selection of McMaster is seen as a concession to the anti-Russian campaign waged by the intelligence agencies, the Democratic Party and sections of the Republican Party.
By Eric London, 21 February 2017
The Trump administration plans on finalizing and adopting the leaked Department of Homeland Security memos detailing sweeping deportation plans.
By our reporters, 21 February 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to protesters in New York and Chicago who joined thousands of others to voice their opposition to the policies of the Trump administration.
By Nick Barrickman, 21 February 2017
More than 100 workers across the US faced retaliation from their employers for participating in last Thursday’s “A Day without Immigrants” protests.
By Julie Hyland, 21 February 2017
Some 1.85 million people signed a petition urging the government not to make the visit by US President Donald Trump an official state affair.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2017
Amidst the non-stop anti-Russian hysteria from the media and the Democratic Party, no one is posing the question: What will be the consequences of a war with Russia?
By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2017
Seven congressional committees are now engaged in investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, including contacts with the Trump campaign.
By our reporters, 20 February 2017
Demonstrators turned out in the thousands for the fourth weekend in a row to express their hostility to the reactionary policies being implemented by the Trump administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2017
Speeches in Munich swearing US fealty to NATO and taking a hard line on Russia failed to quell fears that Trump’s “America First” policy will be pursued at Europe’s expense.
By Robert Stevens, 20 February 2017
Trump’s proposed state visit to the UK at the invitation of the May government has become a battleground for rival factions within ruling circles.
By Eric London, 20 February 2017
The attack on immigrants has been prepared by both the Democratic and Republican parties, which have jointly cultivated a climate of anti-immigrant xenophobia to advance their policies of war and social counterrevolution.