The Trump Presidency
By Peter Symonds, 18 October 2017
The comment from Admiral Harry Harris, who is centrally responsible for preparing US forces for conflict with North Korea, is the latest threat against Pyongyang.
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Republican Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn his name after a damning report exposed his role in legislation to dismantle regulations on prescription opioid drugs.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 Matthew Taylor, 18 October 2017
The Sheriff's department has stated that more than 500 police officers will be on hand for the speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017
US intelligence agencies, media outlets and Democratic Party operatives are turning the witch-hunt against Russia into the justification for a far-reaching attack on free speech.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 October 2017
While the US military and corporate media sought to downplay the scale of the clashes Monday, the Iraqi army’s advance will have explosive consequences for the entire region.
By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2017
The heart of Trump’s speech was to boast that his administration was turning back the clock on social progress made since the 1950s.
By Niles Niemuth, 17 October 2017
Bergdahl pleaded guilty out of concern that he would not receive a fair trial after President Donald Trump declared him a traitor and called for his execution multiple times.
By Gabriel Black and Joseph Santolan, 17 October 2017
The new policy requiring clubs to submit their plans to the police and to pay for police presence at their meetings is an attack on free speech on campus.
By David Walsh, 17 October 2017
The present world situation and the situation in the US in particular were clearly on the minds of the director and the student-actors.
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, 16 October 2017
Trump’s new “Iran strategy” has been denounced by European leaders, who accuse Washington of acting as a law unto itself, inciting a global nuclear arms race and heightening the danger of war in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula.
By Jordan Shilton, 16 October 2017
Transatlantic relations have deteriorated throughout 2017 as Trump has resorted to “America first” nationalism and the major European powers, above all Germany, have advanced their own imperialist ambitions.
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 Peter Symonds, 12 October 2017
As Trump faces a mounting political crisis at home, the US president may see a war with North Korea as a means of shoring up his administration and crushing domestic political opposition.
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 Peter Symonds, 11 October 2017
The US is planning an illegal war of aggression against North Korea on a scale that would dwarf its military interventions into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.
By Jordan Shilton, 11 October 2017
In addition to certifying Iran as non-compliant with the 2015 nuclear deal, Trump is said to be preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist organization.”
By Kate Randall, 11 October 2017
Small businesses would be able to establish association health plans free from Obamacare requirements to cover essential medical services.
By Daniel de Vries, 11 October 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to revoke the Clean Power Plan is part of a broader drive to gut environmental regulations.
By Peter Symonds, 10 October 2017
President Trump has repeatedly dismissed efforts to start talks with North Korea and to end the dangerous confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Halil Celik, 10 October 2017
The move comes amid deterioration in ties between the two NATO allies and the Trump administration’s war threats against North Korea and Iran.
By Alan Gilman, 10 October 2017
Pence and his wife left the Indianapolis stadium after about 20 members of the San Francisco 49ers “took a knee” during the national anthem.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2017
The Trump immigration document exposes the role of the Democratic Party in providing political cover for the White House.
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 Rafael Azul, 7 October 2017
The current hurricane season in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is proving to be one of the most destructive on record.
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.
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, 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 Rafael Azul, 5 October 2017
Budget Director Mulvaney: “Puerto Rico’s going to have to figure out how to fix the errors that it has made for the last generation on its own finances.”
By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2017
Notwithstanding concerted efforts to downplay any breach, Tillerson has been publicly at odds with Trump—most sharply over the US confrontation with North Korea.
By Rafael Azul, 4 October 2017
Trump, who is proposing the largest tax cut for corporations and the rich in history, complained that the recovery effort was costing too much.
By Kate Randall, 3 October 2017
The failure to reauthorize CHIP threatens health insurance coverage for about 9 million lower-income children across the US.
By Peter Symonds, 2 October 2017
Trump’s crude tweet branded Tillerson’s efforts as “a waste of time” while also targeting Chinese leaders, with whom the US secretary of state had just held talks.
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 Nick Beams, 2 October 2017
Ending the “too big to fail” designation for the giant insurance group has been described as the most significant step in the Trump administration’s push for financial deregulation.
By Eric London, 2 October 2017
While the ruling class makes trillions available for war, bank bailouts, quantitative easing and tax cuts for the rich, it ignores basic social needs with criminal indifference.
By Trévon Austin, 30 September 2017
Private account information on thousands of Facebook users could be handed over to the government as a result of the warrants.
By Evan Blake, 30 September 2017
The crackdown is intended to cultivate authoritarian sentiments within Trump’s far-right base, as well as embolden fascistic elements within ICE itself.
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 Jake Dean, 29 September 2017
The DHS’s invasive surveillance and data gathering operation will cover all immigrants, including green card holders and naturalized citizens.
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 Fred Mazelis, 29 September 2017
The proposed elimination of the estate tax is an assertion of aristocratic privilege.
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 Alan Gilman, 28 September 2017
Donald Trump has continued his campaign of threats against protesting professional football players and other athletes.
By Barry Grey, 28 September 2017
Far from an exception, the electoral triumph of the neo-fascist party in Germany is part of a pattern repeated throughout Europe and internationally.
By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2017
By declaring that military action is not only an option but could be imminent, Trump is relentlessly pushing the world toward the precipice of a calamitous war.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 September 2017
The brutal and ignorant tweet from the US president expresses the real attitude of America’s ruling oligarchy toward a population of 3.5 million confronting a humanitarian catastrophe.
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 Peter Symonds, 26 September 2017
Washington’s constant drumbeat of threats and military provocations is aimed at forcing Pyongyang to unconditionally capitulate or goad it into action that can be seized on as the casus belli for a war of annihilation.
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 Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017
The implementation of new travel restrictions can only be understood as a prelude to a further escalation of US imperialist operations.
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.
“Dad, mom, the police are here”
By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017
The WSWS spoke to immigrants and witnesses of an ICE raid at a migrant labor camp in Western Michigan.
By Peter Symonds, 25 September 2017
An opinion poll revealed the majority of Americans oppose a US attack on North Korea, fear it will lead to a wider war and do not trust Trump as commander-in-chief.
By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2017
In a campaign speech in Alabama and multiple Twitter messages, the US president demanded total conformity from athletes with his policies of police repression and militarism.
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 Mike Head, 22 September 2017
Trump’s executive order is clearly aimed primarily at China, but can also threaten other countries.
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.
By Eddie Haywood, 22 September 2017
Trump addressed the assembled African leaders on behalf of the American financial oligarchy to which he belongs.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 September 2017
The absence of any serious evaluation of the implications of war reflects the aggressive militarism and recklessness that prevails within the political establishment.
By Alex Lantier, 21 September 2017
The ruling elite internationally is in a state of perplexity, terror and denial in the face of the danger that Washington will launch nuclear war.
By Keith Jones, 21 September 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined Washington’s demands for the “renegotiation” of the Iran nuclear accord at a meeting yesterday of its signatories.
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 Nick Beams, 21 September 2017
As stock prices continue to soar, voices within the US financial elite are warning of the dangers of another financial meltdown.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2017
The US media response to a speech that could have been delivered by Hitler largely fails to rise above quibbling over tactics and style.
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 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 Trévon Austin and Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown St. Louis Monday night in a show of support for those who remained jailed after police arrested 123 people on Sunday night.
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 Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2017
On the eve of the opening session of the UN General Assembly, top US officials have reiterated threats of a “military option” on the Korean peninsula that could lead to nuclear war.
By Andre Damon, 19 September 2017
New statistics expose the growing impact of Google’s attack on free speech.
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 Peter Symonds, 16 September 2017
Senior Trump officials insisted that the US had a “military option” and warned that time was running out for any diplomatic solution to the Korean crisis.
By Eric London, 16 September 2017
After a quarter century of war, there is hardly a decision made in any of the official institutions of bourgeois power where the military and intelligence agencies do not have the final say.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 September 2017
Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, indicated that Trump will refuse to certify Teheran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
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 Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2017
In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling upholding Trump’s anti-Muslim “travel ban,” his administration is considering plans to drastically slash refugee admissions to the US.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 September 2017
Even as the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is still being tallied, the US political establishment is moving rapidly to push through a massive handout for the corporate and financial elite.
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 Peter Symonds, 12 September 2017
Far from easing tensions in North East Asia, the UN resolution sets the stage for further US provocations and heightens the danger of military conflict.
By Peter Symonds, 11 September 2017
The danger of catastrophic war in Asia is provoking deep fears in Europe and exacerbating divisions with Washington.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 September 2017
As Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc on Florida, the failure to adequately prepare for the storm and protect those in its path has exposed the irrationality of American capitalism.
By Patrick Martin, 9 September 2017
In its response to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters, American capitalism has demonstrated its bankruptcy as a social system.
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 Bill Van Auken, 8 September 2017
The comparison of the reckless ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula to the events that sparked the First World War has gone virtually unreported in the US media.
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 7 September 2017
The decision of the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program marks a new stage in the attack on immigrant workers in the United States and internationally.
By James Cogan, 7 September 2017
Sharp divisions exist between the US, China and Russia over Washington’s demands that the UN impose a total trade embargo on North Korea.
By our reporters, 7 September 2017
Protesters and DACA enrollees spoke to the WSWS about their reaction to Trump’s announcement.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 September 2017
The Trump administration is phasing out a government program that gave immigrants brought to the US as children limited protection from deportation.
The logic of imperialist aggression:
By Bill Van Auken, 6 September 2017
With each ratcheting up of threats to unleash a nuclear conflagration on North Korea, the question is posed with increasing force: Will Washington go to war to make good on its war rhetoric?
By Alex Lantier, 6 September 2017
By threatening North Korea, Washington is launching a military standoff with Russia and China, which could engulf Europe in nuclear war.
By Keisha Gibbs, 6 September 2017
The Trump administration has ordered an abrupt halt to a study into potential public health hazards in areas near surface coal mining operations in Central Appalachia.