The Trump Presidency
By Nick Beams, 24 February 2018
Two major initiatives by the Trump administration over the past month have ratcheted up global tensions, bringing the threat of retaliatory actions from the European Union and China.
By Eric London, 23 February 2018
Thousands of students have joined demonstrations in the aftermath of the latest eruption of homicidal violence. But to stop the killings, they need to understand the deeper social and political roots of these tragedies.
By Patrick Martin, 22 February 2018
Thousands of students took part in demonstrations and school walkouts from coast to coast, while a delegation of survivors of the Parkland massacre visited the White House.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2018
This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018
As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.
By Patrick Martin, 19 February 2018
Nothing in the indictment comes close to supporting the wild claims from the media being used to justify a campaign for war and domestic repression.
By Nick Beams, 19 February 2018
“If we ever have a conflict, we don’t want to be buying steel [from] a country we are fighting,” Trump declared, referring particularly to China.
By Rafael Azul, 19 February 2018
Oblivious to the humanitarian crisis, participants discussed how to profit from the hurricane destruction and protect their speculative assets from US taxes.
By John Roberts, 19 February 2018
Washington’s attitude to the humanitarian disaster is not determined by concern for the suffering of the Rohingya, but by its efforts to isolate China in the Indo-Pacific region.
By Andre Damon, 17 February 2018
The indictments are primarily aimed at providing US media outlets with fodder for their claim that social opposition within the United States is the work of foreign agitators.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 17 February 2018
According to the medical journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, fear of deportation causes large scale socio-psychological trauma among immigrant children.
By Shelley Connor, 17 February 2018
The proposed cuts would mean starvation for large numbers of poor Americans.
By Tim Avery, 17 February 2018
Federal courts temporarily stayed deportations for ethnic Chinese Christians who face discrimination and persecution in Indonesia.
By Eric London, 16 February 2018
The entire framework of the immigration debate has a right-wing, anti-democratic character.
By Daniel de Vries, 16 February 2018
Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, is one of several prominent activists snatched up by ICE amid an expanding wave of detentions and deportations.
By Andre Damon, 15 February 2018
Tuesday’s hearing was an exercise in right-wing hysteria aimed at promoting the claim that all social opposition in the United States is the product of foreign subversion.
By Eric London, 15 February 2018
The framework of the immigration debate is far to the right of any public discussion on the subject since Congress imposed racial quotas in the 1920s.
By Eric London, 13 February 2018
Immigrants could wish for no worse group of people to determine their fates than a Congress controlled by the corporations and the military-intelligence agencies.
By Will Morrow, 13 February 2018
This Olympics, like those that have preceded it, has been dominated by extreme expressions of nationalism and chauvinism, particularly by the US.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2018
The White House urged congressional Republicans to proceed with the military spending proposed in a bipartisan budget deal last week, but renege on promises to increase spending on domestic social programs.
By James Cogan, 12 February 2018
The United Sates is preparing for “great-power conflict” in the Pacific by massively increasing its military presence in the region.
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2018
The media firestorm over the charges against White House secretary Rob Porter is the latest skirmish in the political warfare in Washington between rival factions of the ruling elite.
By Eric London, 12 February 2018
In recent weeks, immigration agents and police have waged war in working class neighborhoods across America, tearing immigrants from their families and friends.
By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2018
Pence’s aggressive remarks cut across any attempt by the South Korean president to use the Winter Olympics to create an opening for negotiations with North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2018
The US president’s bid to roll tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue is no mere personal whim. It is bound up with deep-going changes in US society and the capitalist state apparatus.
By Eric London, 7 February 2018
The climate in Washington ahead of Thursday’s budget deadline gives a sense of the right-wing framework of whatever immigration agreement the Democrats and Republicans make.
By Peter Symonds, 6 February 2018
US aggression against North Korea would almost certainly trigger retaliation and result in an escalating conflict that would drag in other nuclear-armed powers such as Russia and China.
Before budget deadline Thursday, Senate Democrats and Republicans prepare reactionary “border security” bill
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2018
A new federal shutdown could begin Thursday midnight, with further deadlines looming on the debt ceiling and the expiration of DACA protection for young immigrants.
By Eric London, 5 February 2018
In the factional conflict within the ruling class, the Democrats have emerged as the principal defenders of the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Evan Blake, 5 February 2018
The wide scale of the workplace raids could signal the start of an anticipated crackdown across the entire region, threatening over 1,500 with arrest and deportation.
By Andre Damon, 3 February 2018
In a further intensification of the factional conflict gripping the US ruling elite, the White House published a congressional memo Friday alleging the FBI used false pretenses to spy on the Trump campaign.
By Barry Grey, 3 February 2018
The increasing market volatility takes place amidst signs of mounting working class resistance.
By Peter Symonds, 3 February 2018
Even as tensions appear to have eased on the Korean Peninsula with the Winter Olympics about to begin, the US is continuing its preparations for a military strike.
By Anthony Bertolt, 3 February 2018
Minnesota is seeing the largest military-police operation in the state’s history under the guise of providing security for the NFL’s championship game.
By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2018
The Democratic Party is siding with the intelligence agencies against Trump in a conflict pitting two reactionary and criminal sections of the ruling class against each other.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 2 February 2018
The US Border Patrol emphasized the DACA status of two young men arrested over recent incidents in the San Diego area.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2018
The degeneration of the State of the Union as an institution is connected to the mounting crisis of American capitalism.
By Peter Symonds, 1 February 2018
Pompeo’s warning signals the ramping up of a campaign on alleged Chinese interference in the US as Washington increases its trade war measures and military build-up against Beijing.
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2018
The foul character of the speech, the media coverage, and the ceremony as a whole testifies to the exclusion of any opposition within the political establishment to the agenda of corporate America.
By Eric London, 30 January 2018
The proposal will cut legal immigration by 22 million over several decades while providing the weakest protections for DACA recipients.
By James Cogan, 30 January 2018
The latest issue of the London weekly declares that the past quarter century of bloody conflicts is just the prelude to an even more horrific future.
By Barry Grey, 30 January 2018
Throughout the increasingly bitter Russia investigation, the Democrats have assumed the role of patriotic defenders of the intelligence and police agencies.
By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2018
The statement by Schumer demonstrates the real priorities of the Democratic Party, which is focused on whipping up the anti-Russia campaign, not halting the persecution of immigrants.
By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2018
The front-page story in the New York Times marks a new stage in the ongoing political warfare in Washington.
By Andre Damon, 27 January 2018
The 47th annual World Economic Forum was dominated by apprehension over every aspect of global politics and economics, from the possibility of a 2008-style financial collapse to the threat of a new world war.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2018
The ongoing negotiations in Washington over DACA and TPS prove that the defense of immigrants requires a break with the Democrats and a turn to the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2018
Amid a feverish US military buildup, Washington rolled out a new round of sanctions aimed at strangling North Korea’s economy.
By Barry Grey, 25 January 2018
The Democrats are rushing to defend the FBI against attacks by Republican opponents of Mueller’s investigation and using the Russia probe to escalate the campaign for censorship.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2018
In Syria, the Pentagon’s declared shift from the “war on terror” to great power conflict has already been realized in bloody facts on the ground.
By Will Morrow, 25 January 2018
Ded Rranxburgaj has taken refuge in a Detroit church in a desperate effort to prevent his deportation scheduled for today.
By E.P. Milligan, 24 January 2018
The Trump administration is determined to win some convictions to set a legal precedent for the criminalization of constitutionally protected political speech and protest.
By Eric London, 24 January 2018
The spineless character of the Democrats’ supposed defense of immigrant youth stands in stark contrast to the party’s furious efforts to prosecute the anti-Russia campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2018
Hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients still face possible deportation in six weeks as the supposed “resistance” to Trump by Senate Democrats lasted less than three days.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2018
Through the conflict between two capitalist parties, the whole spectrum of bourgeois politics in America is being shifted further to the right.
By Peter Symonds, 22 January 2018
The latest “freedom of navigation” provocation came on the eve of a meeting of top naval commanders in India where US Admiral Harry Harris condemned China as “a disruptive force.”
By Nick Beams, 22 January 2018
The Trump administration has declared it was a mistake to admit China to the World Trade Organisation in 2001.
By Eric London, 20 January 2018
Whatever the immediate outcome of the ongoing budget negotiations, the result will shift the political landscape even further to the right.
By Ed Hightower, 20 January 2018
A government office devoted to protecting the religious freedom of health care workers is a solution in search of a problem.
By Barry Grey, 20 January 2018
The Democratic Party has spent the past year suppressing and diverting popular resistance to the Trump administration.
By James Cogan, 19 January 2018
The pretext that the motive of the US in Syria was to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been cast aside.
By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2018
The Vermont senator issued an appeal to oppose mounting global inequality that makes no mention of capitalism, socialism, war or the class struggle.
By Will Morrow, 17 January 2018
In a sign that the White House is moving to criminalize encryption, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein argued that “warrant-proof” files are unconstitutional.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2018
The terror unleashed upon the population of Hawaii cannot be understood outside of the myriad exercises being conducted by the Pentagon in preparation for an invasion of North Korea.
By Fred Mazelis, 16 January 2018
The advent of Trump exposes the reality beneath the hypocritical official tributes to the slain civil rights leader.
The missile alert in Hawaii
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2018
A false warning of impending nuclear attack terrorized millions on Saturday.
By Niles Niemuth and Barry Grey, 15 January 2018
Trump has responded to the Democrats’ mixture of servility and phony outrage by doubling down on his demands for curbs on immigration.
By James Cogan, 13 January 2018
Officials of the Trump administration have been left to make desperate attempts to contain the diplomatic fallout.
By Andre Damon, 13 January 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the world’s largest social network will deprioritize news content, part of a coordinated effort to block access to information online.
By Keith Jones, 13 January 2018
Trump insisted he will issue no further waivers of economic sanctions unless the Iran nuclear agreement is rewritten in accordance with his demands.
Trump’s racist diatribe against “shithole countries” exposes bipartisan conspiracy against immigrants
By Barry Grey, 12 January 2018
Trump’s outburst came as an embarrassment to the Democrats, who over the past week have rushed to reach a deal with the White House that would further militarize the border and expand the crackdown on immigrants.
By Eric London, 10 January 2018
A pathetic spectacle unfolded in Washington yesterday as the Democratic Party and President Donald Trump laid the basis for an escalated assault on immigrants in the US.
By Peter Symonds, 10 January 2018
The meeting produced an agreement for North Korea to participate in the Winter Olympics, but did nothing to end the dangerous standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
An interview with Javier Luengo-Garrido, Coordinator at ACLU-Massachusetts’ Immigrant Protection Project
By Julian James, 10 January 2018
Luengo-Garrido is a coordinator at the ACLU’s Immigrant Protection Project in Northampton, Massachusetts. He spoke to the WSWS about the recent announcement by the Trump Administration to deport over 200,00 Salvadorans over the next 18 months.
A crime against humanity
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2018
This barbaric action will split up tens of thousands of families and threaten countless deaths among those forced to return to the killing fields of Central America.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2018
The Democrats, once again, avoid any appeal to popular opposition to the right-wing policies of Trump and the Republicans.
By E.P. Milligan, 8 January 2018
Even as Trump was bloviating about the right to protest in Iran, his Justice Department was carrying out a political trial against peaceful protesters in a brazen attack on the freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed by the US Constitution.
By Jordan Shilton, 6 January 2018
The deepening of US-Pakistan tensions is bound up not just with the Afghan War, but also the growing polarization of the region between the Indo-US and Sino-Pakistani military-strategic alliances.
By Barry Grey, 6 January 2018
The book has received nonstop media coverage and provided new ammunition for those factions within the ruling class that are pushing for Trump’s removal from office.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 January 2018
A cut to the budget of the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees would have a devastating impact, particularly in the city of Gaza.
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2018
A new book based largely on interviews with former Trump counselor Stephen Bannon is being used to reignite the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 January 2018
The Trump administration is repealing restrictions adopted after the 2010 well blowout that polluted much of the Gulf of Mexico.
By Peter Symonds, 4 January 2018
Trump’s “nuclear button” remark is aimed not just at North Korea, but any country that poses a challenge to American global hegemony.
As AT&T announces holiday layoff of hundreds of workers
By Patrick Martin, 23 December 2017
The bonuses announced by a handful of big companies are a cynical attempt to deflect attention from the billions in added profits they will receive.
By Peter Symonds, 23 December 2017
The latest measures, drawn up by Washington, represent a last-ditch attempt to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 December 2017
The decision to allow Kiev to purchase “lethal defensive weapons” portends an escalation in the nearly four-year-old war against pro-Russian separatists entrenched in the country’s eastern provinces.
By Andrea Lobo, 23 December 2017
Washington’s announcement arrived as Honduran military police escalated their bloody repression of the nation-wide protests against the electoral fraud.
By Patrick Martin, 22 December 2017
The verdict is a significant blow to efforts by the Trump Justice Department to criminalize anti-Trump protests.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 December 2017
The 128-9 vote, with 35 abstentions, reflects the extreme isolation of the United States and increases the prospect of a violent clash in the Middle East.
Over token Democratic opposition
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2017
The Democrats support tax cuts for corporations and did nothing to seriously oppose this naked piece of class legislation.
By Peter Symonds, 21 December 2017
Trump’s National Security Adviser McMaster said the president had ordered him to “to continue to refine a military option should we have to use it.”
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2017
The new US National Security Strategy and Trump’s speech Monday constitute a grim warning to humanity that US imperialism is firmly embarked on a road that leads to a nuclear third world war.
By Barry Grey, 20 December 2017
Legislation that will transfer trillions of dollars from the working class to the richest 10 percent of the population will be made the law of the land within less than two months of its initial release and without a single congressional hearing.
By E.B. Cohen, 20 December 2017
The Pentagon is directing its military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to confiscate detainees’ finished art and has threatened to destroy it.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 December 2017
Behind the hackneyed campaign-style speech delivered by Trump Monday, the US military and intelligence apparatus is preparing for world war.
By Patrick Martin, 19 December 2017
Trump’s right-wing media supporters are warning of an FBI-led “coup” while Democrats suggest that Trump is about to fire the special prosecutor and trigger a constitutional crisis.
By E.P. Milligan, 19 December 2017
The first of a round of trials surrounding the defendants involved in the January 20 protests against the inauguration of President Donald Trump came to a close on Friday.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2017
As Congress rushes to pass a tax bill that will transfer trillions of dollars to the financial oligarchy, it is becoming impossible to overlook the all-pervasive scale of social inequality in the United States.
By Barry Grey, 16 December 2017
The $1.5 trillion tax cut will dramatically expand the transfer of wealth and income in America from the bottom to the top.
By Patrick Martin, 14 December 2017
Following the Alabama election and the defeat of Roy Moore, the Democrats are intensifying their campaign against Trump based on allegations of sexual misconduct and anti-Russia hysteria.
By Patrick Martin, 14 December 2017
African-American voters and young people, along with residents in upscale suburban areas, provided the biggest margins against Republican Roy Moore.