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 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 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 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 Andre Damon, 25 February 2017
The precipitous rise in drug overdoses is among the sharpest expressions of the profound social crisis gripping the United States.
By Bryan Dyne, 24 February 2017
The discovery of the new planetary system was based on collaboration towards a common goal whose driving force was the pursuit of knowledge, not the amassing of personal wealth.
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 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 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 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.
By Andre Damon, 18 February 2017
Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary news conference, the ferocious battle over imperialist policy between contending factions of the ruling class is intensifying.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2017
The press conference was unlike anything seen in modern American history, as the US president traded insults with journalists and engaged in a bitter battle with his nemeses in the media.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 February 2017
Trump’s critics in the media and political establishment are seeking to disorient the opposition of workers and youth to Trump and corral it behind the war plans of the CIA.
By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2017
Congressional Democrats are speaking for a large section of the military-intelligence apparatus that is opposed to any lessening of US pressure on Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 14 February 2017
North Korea’s missile test took place amid mounting tensions between the US and China, North Korea’s ally, over trade, monetary policy, Taiwan and territorial disputes in the South China and East China seas.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2017
The Trump administration has brought a cabal of fascistic aides into leading roles.
Stop the attacks on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders and full rights for all workers!
By Barry Grey, 11 February 2017
The brutalization of immigrants is one of the most damning expressions of the bankruptcy of capitalism and the nation-state system to which it is tied.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 February 2017
All of the tensions, conflicts and contradictions that the Treaty of Rome, laying the foundations of the European Union, was supposed to have overcome 60 years ago are emerging once again.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 February 2017
Events of the past several days have exposed the acute political crisis in the United States and the breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
In speech at Florida Air Force base
By Barry Grey, 8 February 2017
Trump gave a speech denouncing the press and suggesting the formation of a presidential-military alliance against the courts and the Constitution.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2017
Underlying the furor over Trump’s remarks about Putin are fierce conflicts within the ruling establishment over US imperialist strategy.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2017
While millions who have demonstrated against Trump are motivated by opposition to national chauvinism and authoritarianism, the criticism of Trump by the Democrats is centered on their demand for aggression against Russia.
By Mike Head, 4 February 2017
Just two weeks in office, Trump’s aggressive “America First” economic nationalism and militarism are sending political shockwaves around the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2017
It would be a dangerous mistake to believe that the actions of the Trump White House are the result of mere improvisation or impulse. Rather, they are part of a definite plan.
By Alex Lantier, 2 February 2017
In response to Trump’s protectionist threats against Europe and criticisms of the euro, Germany and its closest allies are preparing a major military and police buildup.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 February 2017
While hundreds of thousands have marched in the US and around the world against Trump’s police state ban on Muslims and refugees, the concerns of the Democratic Party are focused on the strategic interests of US imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 31 January 2017
The opposition of sections of the political establishment to Trump’s anti-Muslim ban is motivated not by the defense of democratic rights, but by concerns that the measure will undercut US imperialist interests and operations around the world.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2017
The Trump administration’s order against immigrants makes clear that the new government intends to utilize its control over the state to the maximum to enforce the interests of the financial oligarchy.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 January 2017
When future historians examine this period, they will inevitably direct attention to what preceded it, to the political, social, economic and cultural factors out of which the Trump presidency arose.
By Chris Marsden, 27 January 2017
It is a measure of the deterioration in relations between the US and the rest of the world that May’s visit has prompted bitter recriminations from leading voices representing British imperialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2017
Signing an executive order to build his wall on the Mexican border, Trump signaled that immigration officials and the Border Patrol will be given free rein to violently repress one of the most oppressed layers of the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 25 January 2017
The only means of barring China from access to its islets in the South China Sea is a naval and air blockade, an act of war.
By Jerry White, 24 January 2017
After Trump signed an executive order to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Bernie Sanders praised him and said he would be “delighted” to work with the new president.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 23 January 2017
The only social force that can settle accounts with the capitalist oligarchy is a politically conscious working class, armed with a socialist and internationalist program.
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2017
Trump’s inaugural address combined nationalistic chest-thumping against foreign countries with bullying demands for patriotism and conformity at home.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 20 January 2017
History has caught up with American capitalism. The protracted process of economic and social decay has been covered over for decades with democratic phrases that served to disguise the gap between the official political myths and the underlying reality. But the mask has now come off.
By Chris Marsden, 19 January 2017
Never before has a US president set as his explicit goal the breakup of the European Union.
By Eric London, 18 January 2017
An analysis of statistics on economic stratification in the United States reveals the material basis of identity politics.
Oxfam issues report on eve of Davos conference
By Nick Beams, 17 January 2017
The report, released as the world’s billionaires converge on Davos, Switzerland, reveals that global inequality is even more pronounced than previously recognized.
John Lewis, Donald Trump and the demise of the “civil rights” establishment
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2017
The former civil rights leader and longtime Democratic congressman has now joined the campaign to prepare US public opinion for war with Russia.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 January 2017
Over the past several weeks, top Democratic and Republican officials have denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal,” following a script used before every previous act of military aggression.
By James Cogan, 13 January 2017
President-elect Donald Trump and the cabal of billionaires and ex-generals who will comprise his cabinet have signaled they will substantially intensify the United States’ conflict with China.
By Patrick Martin, 12 January 2017
Trump’s press conference Wednesday morning was an hour-long demonstration of oligarchic arrogance and contempt for democratic principles that has no parallel in modern American history.
By Nick Beams, 11 January 2017
The United States was the guarantor of the post-war economic order based on the lowering of tariffs and trade barriers under the rubric of “free trade,” but Trump’s “America First” agenda signals the collapse of that order.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 January 2017
For Obama and the privileged social layers that surround the Democratic Party, a legacy can be crafted with honeyed phrases and clever marketing. Millions of people, however, will judge the administration by its actions.
By Andre Damon, 9 January 2017
Despite the absence of any factual evidence in the report released last week by US intelligence agencies on alleged Russian hacking, the media campaign for war shows no signs of abating.
By Peter Symonds, 7 January 2017
No longer having the economic muscle to lay down the international trade rules, the US has begun a dramatic military build-up in Asia to assert its dominance, even if that leads to war with China.
By Patrick Martin, 6 January 2017
At Thursday’s congressional hearing, US Senators seemed to be in competition to demonstrate the most abject loyalty to the intelligence agencies.
By Eric London, 5 January 2017
The Mexican government’s decision to cut gas subsidies has provoked widespread demonstrations, road blockades and gas station occupations, sparking fears within the ruling class of a social explosion.
By Jerry White, 4 January 2017
This year promises to be one of increasing class struggle in the United States and around the world.
By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017
A specter is haunting world capitalism: the specter of the Russian Revolution. This year marks the centenary of the world-historical events of 1917, which began with the February Revolution in Russia and culminated in October with the conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party, under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2016
The US media, led by the New York Times, has embraced Obama’s retaliatory measures against alleged Russian hacking despite the fact that the White House has put forward no evidence to substantiate its claims.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2016
John Kerry’s speech defending US abstention on a UN resolution criticising Israel’s expansionist policies was a warning that abandonment of the “two-state solution” could have explosive consequences.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 December 2016
The Democratic president’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act ensures that the infamous prison at Guantanamo will be handed over intact to Donald Trump.
By Eric London, 28 December 2016
There were scenes of panic across the US on Monday as thousands of shoppers, fearing mass shootings, fled shopping malls, revealing an acute level of social tensions as 2016 comes to a close.
By Andre Damon, 24 December 2016
The vast scale of global violence this past year will be eclipsed only by what next year threatens to bring.
By James Cogan, 23 December 2016
Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested the use of nuclear weapons to achieve American imperialist ends and impose Washington’s dictates.
By James Cogan, 22 December 2016
There is no doubt as to the overriding motive behind the 1991 Gulf War, years of sanctions on Iraq, the 2003 US invasion and the blood-letting in Mosul—oil.
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2016
The American corporate elite anticipates that Trump will remove all constraints on its ability to plunder American society for personal gain.
By Andre Damon, 20 December 2016
A new study by economists Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman gives the most complete picture to date of social inequality in America.
By Patrick Martin, 19 December 2016
The campaign by the Democrats against Trump is not over the far-right character of his cabinet, but his insufficiently aggressive attitude toward Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 17 December 2016
In his final press conference, Obama reiterated claims of Russian government hacking against the US election while refusing to provide any evidence.
By Andre Damon, 16 December 2016
The ferocious denunciations of Russia that have dominated the American media are aimed at poisoning public sentiment and paving the way for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2016
The hysterical denunciations by Western governments and media of alleged atrocities in eastern Aleppo are a measure of the debacle for US imperialism in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 14 December 2016
The nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson puts the finishing touches on Trump’s government of billionaires.
By Jerry White, 13 December 2016
More than 120,000 retired coal miners are threatened with the cutoff of health and pension benefits over the next several months as the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Fund runs out of money.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 December 2016
It is the social catastrophe, rooted in the decline of American capitalism, that underlies the political crisis of both big-business parties and will lead to immense social convulsions.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2016
While Obama and the Democrats bow to Trump as he assembles the most right-wing administration in US history, they remain concerned that he is insufficiently bellicose toward Moscow.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 December 2016
The growing number of recently retired generals joining the Trump cabinet is an expression of the ever-growing power of the military over political life.
By Patrick Martin, 8 December 2016
It is impossible to defend the environment or the rights of Native Americans within the straitjacket of the Democratic Party and the capitalist system.
By Kate Randall, 7 December 2016
At the root of the tragedy lies the dysfunctional character of American capitalism, including a housing crisis born of poverty, social inequality and years of neglect by government authorities.
By Peter Symonds, 6 December 2016
Trump’s policy in the Asia-Pacific of “peace through strength” is a strategy not of peace, but of war.
By Patrick Martin, 5 December 2016
The selection of retired General James Mattis has been greeted with approval across the political and national-security establishment and in the major organs of the corporate-controlled media.
By Joint statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), Parti de l'égalité Socialiste (France) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany), 3 December 2016
The referendum would give the prime minister virtually unchecked powers to impose his party's agenda, in a major step towards authoritarian forms of rule.
By James Cogan, 2 December 2016
The attitude of the imperialist powers to war crimes is determined by whether they benefit from them.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2016
Trump’s statement on flag-burning reflects not only the authoritarian disposition of the president-elect, but the far-reaching decay of bourgeois democracy in the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2016
The Times has churned out countless lying editorials and columns justifying the bloodbath instigated by US imperialism in Syria as a “human rights” crusade.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 29 November 2016
Three weeks after the US presidential election, the political crisis triggered by the initiative to recount the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is escalating.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 November 2016
Castro’s legacy cannot be evaluated solely through the prism of Cuba, but must take into account the impact of his politics internationally and, above all, in Latin America.
By Nick Beams, 26 November 2016
The European Central Bank has warned of increased financial turbulence as a result of the rise in interest rates and the trade policies of a Trump administration.
By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2016
Trump has not only sunk the Trans Pacific Partnership but called into question the entire basis of the post-World War II order in the Asia Pacific.
By Andre Damon, 24 November 2016
For millions of American families, the Thanksgiving holiday will only underscore the economic insecurity and social misery they confront.
By Patrick Martin, 23 November 2016
Trump gave the media executives and anchors a tongue-lashing, creating an atmosphere that one cowed participant compared to a “firing squad.”
By Patrick Martin, 22 November 2016
Trump lost the popular vote more decisively than any previous winner of the Electoral College vote.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2016
As the Democratic Party seeks to normalize the transfer of power to Trump, the appointments of the president-elect confirm the historically unprecedented character of the incoming US administration.
By Alex Lantier, 19 November 2016
Well before the content of Trump’s foreign policy has come into focus, it is clear that his election marks a historic shift in world affairs, raising the specter of global conflict.
By Patrick Martin, 18 November 2016
The Democratic Party leadership is moving very rapidly to align itself with Trump, based on a program of economic nationalism and trade war.
By Barry Grey, 17 November 2016
An entire generation of youth is entering into politics and being radicalized by the advent of the most right-wing government in American history.
By The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 16 November 2016
The opposition expressed by students and young people in demonstrations across the US stands in sharp contrast to the abject capitulation of the Democratic Party to Donald Trump.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 November 2016
Trump's rise to power signals a drastic political realignment within the American ruling class.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2016
As Trump assembles his administration, the Democratic Party and the media seek to normalize a government of the extreme right the likes of which has never been seen in American history.
By Eric London, 12 November 2016
The claim that the election of Trump was due to the racism of the “white working class” is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2016
In rushing to support Trump, the Democrats and the media are largely remaining silent about a significant fact of the election: the president-elect lost the popular vote.
By Barry Grey, 10 November 2016
The lack of enthusiasm for Clinton was fundamentally a class response to a crony of Wall Street with a record of militarism and corruption.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 November 2016
Such is the level of political crisis in the United States that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 8 November 2016
The contempt felt toward the two candidates expresses a deeper alienation from the entire structure of official capitalist politics.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2016
The election campaign has plumbed new depths of filth and reaction, sparking concerns in ruling circles that it has done lasting damage to the credibility of the United States, both internationally and at home.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2016
A New York Times/CBS poll found that voters, by a six-to-one margin, were disgusted by the Clinton-Trump contest.
By Jerry White, 4 November 2016
There is growing opposition among American workers to corporate and government demands for endless rollbacks in wages, health care and pension benefits.
By Socialist Equality Party, 3 November 2016
The conference this Saturday in Detroit, Michigan, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” will outline a political strategy for building a socialist movement of the international working class against the danger of a Third World War.