The Trump Presidency
By Andre Damon, 12 July 2018
All members of NATO reaffirmed their commitment to massive military rearmament, to be paid for with sweeping cuts to public infrastructure and attacks on the social position of the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2018
A month after the G7 summit in Quebec broke down over Washington’s trade war measures, Trump and EU officials exchanged threats before today’s summit.
Latest volley aimed at gutting health care for workers
By Kate Randall, 11 July 2018
Over the last year, the White House has issued executive orders and undertaken administrative actions to undercut the program popularly known as Obamacare.
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2018
Despite public posturing, Senate Democrats have no intention of conducting any serious struggle against the confirmation of reactionary federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a reactionary in the mold of Trump’s first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
By Alec Andersen, 10 July 2018
The administration failed to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunite all undocumented immigrant children under the age of five with their parents, with more than half remaining in detention Tuesday.
By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2018
The naval transit coincided with the escalating trade war between the US and China, marked by the implementation of the Trump administration’s 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports.
By Andre Damon, 10 July 2018
This week’s NATO summit, planned as a showcase of European rearmament, has been overshadowed by increasingly unbridgeable divisions between the US and Europe.
By Peter Symonds, 9 July 2018
The lack of progress towards any agreement between Washington and Pyongyang threatens a rapid slide back towards confrontation and war.
By E.P. Milligan, 9 July 2018
The decision to drop charges against those arrested for opposing Trump's inauguration, exposes the fraud of the trials themselves.
By Nick Beams, 7 July 2018
On the eve of World War II, Leon Trotsky wrote that that the bourgeoisie “toboggans with closed eyes towards an economic and military catastrophe.” Eighty years on, his words have a profound resonance.
By Trévon Austin, 6 July 2018
Scott Pruitt, the target of as many as 13 federal investigations, personified the corrupt and reactionary character of the Trump administration.
By Barry Grey, 5 July 2018
There is nothing progressive or democratic about the policy of racial preferences, which has been used to cultivate privileged elites within minority populations.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2018
The most fundamental right asserted by the Declaration of Independence is the right of the people to revolt against tyranny and despotism, a right that this generation will be called on to exercise.
By Shelley Connor, 4 July 2018
The Trump administration’s detention of hundreds of thousands of migrants has been a windfall for private prison companies.
By Nancy Hanover, 4 July 2018
Trump and Education Secretary DeVos are calling for the merger of the Departments of Education and Labor in the name of “shrinking government” and “workforce development.”
By Eric London, 3 July 2018
The announcement by the Democrats that they will not seek to block Trump’s Supreme Court appointee reveals certain truths about the two-party system.
By a reporting team, 3 July 2018
Hundreds of thousands turned out Saturday in demonstrations across the United States to defend the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers. Below we publish interviews with protesters from Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and other cities.
By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2018
There were protests in more than 700 locations, with the largest in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and New York City.
“This is like the 1930s. We have to come together and oppose it”
By our reporters, 2 July 2018
Demonstrators in many cities gave their views to the World Socialist Web Site. Below we publish interviews from Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York City.
By Nick Beams, 2 July 2018
An EU submission to the US Commerce Department warns of major reprisals if the Trump administration goes ahead with auto tariffs.
By Andrea Lobo, 2 July 2018
Facing a popular outcry against inhumane treatment of immigrants, Pence pressed for policies that will only exacerbate the desperate conditions pushing thousands to flee north.
By Peter Symonds, 2 July 2018
The Washington Post, citing unnamed US intelligence officials and undisclosed “evidence,” claimed that North Korea was planning to deceive the US over its pledge to denuclearise.
“I want a political organization that acknowledges that capitalism is not working”
SEP, IYSSE campaign for congressional candidate Niles Niemuth at pro-immigrant protest in Ann Arbor, Michigan
By our reporters, 2 July 2018
A team of SEP and IYSSE members intervened in Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” rally, collecting over 500 signatures to put Niles on the ballot in November.
By E.P. Milligan and Patrick Martin, 30 June 2018
The Trump “solution” to the cruelty of family separation is the provocation of family imprisonment, jailing teenagers, younger children, even babies along with their parents.
By Ed Hightower, 30 June 2018
Trump’s possible nominees span the ideological spectrum, from the far right to the arch-reactionary.
By Peter Symonds, 30 June 2018
Companies that fail to stop buying Iranian oil by November 4 face being excluded from the US financial system.
By Joseph Kishore, 29 June 2018
Trump’s shaping of the Supreme Court following the resignation of Anthony Kennedy will mark another stage in the consolidation of power by far-right, fascistic forces over the institutions of the American state.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party
29 June 2018
Growing opposition to the attack on immigrants and democratic rights requires a clear political focus and policy.
By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2018
A member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez offered not a hint of genuine socialism in her campaign.
By Peter Symonds, 28 June 2018
While both sides sought to put a positive spin on the trip, relations have deteriorated as a result of Washington’s confrontational stance toward Beijing.
By Nick Beams, 28 June 2018
The move appears to have been motivated to a considerable extent by Wall Street’s reaction to a more hardline proposal that prompted the Dow to fall at one point by 500 points on Monday.
By Alec Andersen, 28 June 2018
While Trump is escalating his fascistic attacks on immigrants, the Democrats are seeking to contain public opposition to his immigration policies.
By Patrick Martin, 28 June 2018
Four more candidates with backgrounds in the military-intelligence apparatus won Democratic nominations Tuesday in competitive congressional seats.
By Andre Damon, 26 June 2018
The Washington Post and leading Democrats have lined up with Donald Trump in condemning protests against Trump administration officials over human rights violations on the Mexican border.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 26 June 2018
A newly leaked ICE handbook reveals the organization’s policies for illegal undercover operations against immigrants.
By Nick Beams, 26 June 2018
The Trump administration reportedly plans to invoke powers allowing the president to impose sanctions on the grounds of a “national emergency.”
By Eric London, 25 June 2018
The social force that can and must halt the drive toward dictatorship is the working class, the central target of the assault on democratic rights.
“Nobody knows what is going to happen next”
By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 25 June 2018
The raid last week by federal agents has traumatized the immigrant community, ripping families apart and making others afraid to leave their homes.
As public anger grows over childhood detention centers
By Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 25 June 2018
The protest was led by groups with ties to the Democratic Party, which has facilitated and prepared the way for Trump’s fascistic attack on immigrants.
By Kayla Costa, 25 June 2018
The Amazon workers wrote that they were “deeply concerned” that the company was implicated in Trump’s immoral immigration policy and was “providing infrastructure and services that enable ICE and DHS.”
After tariff measures against China
By Nick Beams, 23 June 2018
Central bankers at a meeting in Sintra, Portugal, voiced their concerns about the developing global trade war.
The American gulag
By Alec Andersen, 23 June 2018
The government is preparing massive military detention camps where immigrants—and ultimately opponents of the government—will be kept in “austere” conditions.
By Nick Beams, 22 June 2018
As in the 1930s, the re-emergence of trade war and protectionism are accompanied by the most grotesque forms of right-wing xenophobia and authoritarianism.
By Jerry White, 21 June 2018
The storming of the Fresh Mark plants, the second major Ohio workplace raid this month, is aimed at instilling fear so that employers can exploit both immigrant and native-born workers with impunity.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2018
The brutality and lawlessness of the Trump administration in ripping children from their parents at the US border is part of a global war by capitalist governments against refugees.
Trump executive order: Indefinite detention of immigrant families, 2,300 children to remain separated from parents
By Kayla Costa, 21 June 2018
Wednesday’s order does not revoke the “zero tolerance” policy, does not apply to children already separated from family and will drastically expand the number of people detained in immigration internment camps.
By Will Morrow, 21 June 2018
The workers’ letter to Microsoft’s CEO states, “As the people who build the technologies that Microsoft profits from, we refuse to be complicit.”
By Nick Beams, 21 June 2018
China’s “economic aggression” is denounced as threatening the US and the global economy.
By Peter Symonds, 21 June 2018
The tentative moves toward ending the confrontation on the Korean Peninsula could rapidly fall apart if North Korea fails to meet all the US demands.
By Nick Beams, 20 June 2018
The latest moves by the US administration brought a fall in stock markets amid growing concerns that trade war will have a significant impact on investment and global supply chains.
By Will Morrow, 20 June 2018
Statements by intelligence officials and the media have argued that over 2 million Chinese nationals residing in the US are a potential fifth column.
By Eric London, 19 June 2018
The administration is building new facilities to house tens of thousands of immigrant children while refusing to process asylum applicants at the US-Mexico border.
“Something must be done quickly”
By Eric London, 19 June 2018
Fulbright Scholar Chris Fradkin told the WSWS: “These children, if they are not reunited with their parents in the next week, will suffer because of this for the rest of their lives.”
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2018
With 8 million already on the brink of famine and 22 million dependent upon food aid, the paralysis of Hodeidah threatens to claim millions of lives.
By Tom Hall, 19 June 2018
Trump’s announcement comes out of preparations for war with Russia and China, amid concerns that the United States’ military supremacy in space is eroding.
By Eric London, 18 June 2018
The five immigrants died in a car crash in south Texas, while seven others were wounded in what police called “good police work.”
By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2018
While the lead investigator in the Clinton and Trump-Russia probes was anti-Trump, pro-Trump FBI agents were in secret communication with congressional Republicans.
By Barry Grey, 16 June 2018
The jailing of Manafort expresses the ferocious character of the struggle that is raging between rival factions in the US capitalist class and its state apparatus.
By Eric London, 16 June 2018
The abolition of the agencies responsible for mass deportations, workplace raids and the separation of families is a life or death question for the working class.
By Ben McGrath, 16 June 2018
The decision by the Trump Administration to initiate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies will contribute to the already growing tensions and danger of military conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.
By Dan Conway, 16 June 2018
Rallies took place across the country on Thursday and Friday as reports spread of the breakup of immigrant families and imprisonment of children.
By Kayla Costa, 16 June 2018
After rejecting nineteen of his cartoons since March, the newspaper’s editors fired Rob Rogers for not complying with their efforts to shift content to the right.
Administration preparing to hold immigrants in tent camps
By Norisa Diaz and Patrick Martin, 15 June 2018
A report by McClatchy News this week revealed the administration plans to deal with the overflow by warehousing children in tent camps on military bases.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2018
The report found that FBI Director James Comey violated Justice Department guidelines in his public statements during the 2016 election campaign about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
By E.P. Milligan, 15 June 2018
The motion to dismiss charges, far from signifying a change of heart, is a temporary strategic retreat by the prosecution.
By Ben McGrath, 14 June 2018
The disagreements in Washington are over how best to proceed with planning for war against China and Russia.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 June 2018
The goal of the new office is to remove the citizenship rights of naturalized immigrants who “cheated” on their applications in civil court proceedings, while also prosecuting them on the charge of criminal fraud.
By Barry Grey, 12 June 2018
The level of acrimony and division following the unprecedented failure of the latest in a long line of summits points to a fundamental and irreparable breakdown of the post-World War II economic order.
By Eric London, 12 June 2018
The decision is a legal travesty and will result in the rejection of thousands of asylum applications.
By Alec Andersen, 12 June 2018
The DOJ seized telephone and electronic communications records belonging to journalist Ali Watkins during an investigation into suspected leaks of classified information emanating from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2018
The series depicts the swamp of financial speculation, capitalist politics and degraded culture out of which Trump emerged to claim the presidency.
By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2018
The chemical industry is writing the rules that will regulate its discharge of toxins.
By Andre Damon, 9 June 2018
The bitter denunciations of America’s trade war measures by its closest allies are just one manifestation of the divisions ripping apart the world geopolitical order.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 9 June 2018
The government is carrying out the first large scale transfer of immigrants to federal detention facilities under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2018
Retaliating against US steel and aluminum import tariffs, the government of Mexico imposed tariffs on 71 products exported by the United States.
Julian Assange named as threat
By Mike Head, 9 June 2018
Andrew Hastie’s comments underscore the intense pressure being applied to the Turnbull government by the US military-intelligence establishment.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 June 2018
Trump’s revised Mexico City Policy, known by its critics as the global gag rule, essentially blocks US federal funding for international organizations that provide counseling, referrals or services for abortion in low-income nations.
By Eric London, 8 June 2018
State repression against immigrant workers is an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
By Nick Beams, 7 June 2018
The G7 has been called the G6 plus one, as Canada, the EU and Japan seek to coordinate their response to US tariffs.
Trump rescinds Philadelphia Eagles’ White House invitation in latest provocation against NFL players
By Alan Gilman, 6 June 2018
On Monday, the day before the football team was to be honored for their Super Bowl championship at the White House, President Donald Trump disinvited the team.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2018
The Saudi-led and US-backed assault on the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to plunge millions more into famine.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 June 2018
Leaked photograph reveals on-going mass trials of immigrants.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2018
The purpose of the January letter was to respond to pressure from the special counsel for Trump to testify under oath about a range of issues.
By Mike Head, 4 June 2018
Whatever the outcome of a Trump-Kim summit, the US confrontation with China will escalate.
By Genevieve Leigh, 4 June 2018
The Harvard study on the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico is a damning exposure of one of the most monstrous cover-ups in US history.
By Nick Beams, 2 June 2018
The European Union is pushing ahead with counter-measures against the US. It is expected to announce its final list of products to be targeted later this month.
By David Walsh, 2 June 2018
The attack on Bee comes only days after Roseanne Barr’s television series was cancelled after the actress posted a racist tweet.
US imposes steel and aluminium tariffs
By Nick Beams, 1 June 2018
The European Union said it would take immediate steps to retaliate, warning of a 1930s-style depression.
By Trévon Austin, 1 June 2018
The spike in child detentions is the result of a new policy announced last month to criminally prosecute all undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border.
By Genevieve Leigh, 1 June 2018
Jose, a 29-year-old resident of the island, spoke to the WSWS about the conditions which led to 5,000 deaths after Hurricane María and about the way forward for the working class
A social crime and cover-up exposed
By Genevieve Leigh, 31 May 2018
A Harvard study estimating nearly 5,000 deaths of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane María is a damning exposure of the official cover up of death and devastation on the island.
By Nick Beams, 31 May 2018
The White House measures are aimed at China’s efforts to develop high-tech industries.
By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2018
The extreme economic nationalism promoted by the UAW, the United Steelworkers and other unions dovetails with the fascistic “America First” nationalism of Trump and the far-right.
By George Gallanis, 29 May 2018
The arrests are part of the Trump administration’s escalating attack on immigrant workers.
By Ben McGrath, 28 May 2018
Trump’s cancellation of his summit with Kim was designed to wring further concessions from Pyongyang, while sending a warning to China.
By Nick Beams, 28 May 2018
Moves are underway in the US Congress, supported by leading Republicans and Democrats, to extend bans on Chinese telecos regarded as a threat to “national security.”
By E.P. Milligan, 26 May 2018
A Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors withheld crucial evidence that would likely have led to the acquittal of six defendants arrested during protests against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
By James Cogan, 25 May 2018
Even as it threatens nuclear war, the Trump administration has not given up on trying to draw North Korea into a rapprochement.
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2018
After initially barring Democrats from the briefing, the White House retreated and agreed to two bipartisan sessions.