By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2018
While Democrats denounced the death, they supported equally repressive policies under Obama.
By Alex Lantier, 15 December 2018
Hensman’s arguments tend inescapably in one direction: that US wars have been the main liberating force during the last quarter century.
By Barry Grey, 14 December 2018
The guilty pleas by Michael Cohen and the admission of campaign finance violations by the National Enquirer publisher appear to place the president in serious legal jeopardy.
By Trévon Austin, 14 December 2018
The fraud is so pervasive that a new election may be required in the Ninth Congressional District.
A significant step forward: Detroit meeting of autoworkers resolves to form rank-and-file committees
By Joseph Kishore, 13 December 2018
In the center of world capitalism, the working class is beginning to establish the necessary organizational and political framework for a counter-offensive.
By Barry Grey, 12 December 2018
Trump’s embrace of murder, his defense of fascists, his racist attacks on immigrants are blowing up an ideological pillar of US imperialist foreign policy—the pretense that the United States is a bulwark of human rights and democracy.
By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2018
Two top members of the House Democratic leadership said that Trump could be impeached or jailed over alleged campaign finance violations.
By Nancy Hanover, 11 December 2018
A section of the Republican Party, speaking for broader Wall Street interests, advocates ending tax-funded public education.
By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2018
The circle of Trump’s top aides is narrowing to include only his immediate family and those closest to them.
By Nick Barrickman, 10 December 2018
21-year-old James Fields, Jnr. faces sentencing on Monday, and a looming federal trial for hate crimes. A guilty verdict will carry the possibility of a death sentence.
By Matthew Taylor, 10 December 2018
The billionaire hedge fund manager avoided human trafficking charges due to his vast wealth and political connections.
By Kayla Costa, 10 December 2018
In an appeal to form an alliance with the “broadest social layers” against fascism, the International Socialist Organization seeks to subordinate the working class to the corporate-controlled two-party system.
By Andre Damon, 8 December 2018
Meng’s arrest and confinement—without bail and on tendentious and opaque charges potentially carrying a sentence of 60 years—amount to little more than a kidnapping.
As Dow drops another 560 points
By Nick Beams, 8 December 2018
The longest bull market in history has rested on the suppression of the class struggle by the trade union bureaucracy, which is breaking apart.
In another shot across the White House’s bow
By Barry Grey, 8 December 2018
The central concern of the Democrats is to force Trump to assume an even more belligerent and aggressive posture toward Moscow.
By Will Morrow, 8 December 2018
An article in Jacobin argues that Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have become damaging to the health of the population, are “destructive for the left,” and should be done away with.
By Patrick Martin, 6 December 2018
The passing of the 41st US president has evoked not the slightest sadness in the American population, despite the massive effort to present George H. W. Bush as a sympathetic and historic figure.
By Barry Grey, 6 December 2018
Repeating several times in the course of the 13-page filing that Flynn had provided “substantial assistance to the government,” Special Counsel Mueller recommended a sentence with no jail time.
By Eric London, 6 December 2018
A service dog in the (unwitting) service of the political establishment.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2018
A closed-door briefing Tuesday by CIA Director Gina Haspel confirmed Mohamed bin Salman’s responsibility for the murder of the Saudi journalist.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2018
We are reposting here a commentary published by the WSWS in June 2003 following then-President George W. Bush’s tour of the gas chambers of Auschwitz.
By Trévon Austin, 3 December 2018
Guyger’s indictment marks the second Texas officer to be charged or found guilty of murder this year.
A “kinder, gentler” imperialist butcher, dead at 94
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2018
Few people in recent American history have participated in the crimes of American imperialism in so many ways.
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2018
Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren are among the leading “progressive” Democrats glorifying the late Bush Sr. as a “patriot” and “humble servant.”
By Barry Grey, 1 December 2018
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2018
The Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives has reelected the same leadership team that collaborated with the Bush administration’s war in Iraq and the Obama administration’s bailout of Wall Street.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2018
The Democratic caucus retained its three top leaders, 78-year-old Nancy Pelosi, 79-year-old Steny Hoyer and 78-year-old James Clyburn.
By Andre Damon, 29 November 2018
The Times and the Washington Post are arguing that by publishing true information about political corruption, the US press committed what amounts to treason.
After Trump fires tear gas at immigrant children
By Barry Grey, 29 November 2018
Asked whether he believed that immigrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America “all have a credible claim for asylum,” the senator declared, “No, I don’t.”
Trump campaigns for Mississippi Senate candidate Hyde-Smith as Democratic challenger shifts to the right
By Patrick Martin, 27 November 2018
At an event at Mississippi State University, Hyde-Smith expressed support for efforts to suppress voter turnout on other campuses—i.e., the historically black universities in the state.
At Chicago Mayoral Forum
By Kristina Betinis, 27 November 2018
The Chicago Teachers Union sponsored the first major event of the city’s mayoral election campaign, hosting five right-wing Democratic Party candidates, one of them an open opponent of public education.
By our reporters, 26 November 2018
Over 200 people attended a rally just hours before the US Customs and Border Protection shut down the crossing and fired tear gas at immigrants seeking to enter the US.
By Eric London, 26 November 2018
With the border under effective martial law, US forces deployed tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades against impoverished Central American workers and their families.
Climate change, capitalism and socialism
By Bryan Dyne, 26 November 2018
The latest report from the US Global Change Research Program confirms the danger posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to address it.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 November 2018
In a call with representatives of the five branches of the US Armed Forces, Trump denounced judges for “telling our incredible military and law enforcement what to do.”
By George Gallanis, 24 November 2018
Chicago’s poor and working class West and South sides are exposed to the greatest levels of toxic air pollution.
By Will Morrow, 23 November 2018
Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal, as with her entire politics, is characterized by a massive political fraud.
By Patrick Martin, 22 November 2018
The public conflict between the president and the chief justice of the Supreme Court has no parallel in American history.
By David Walsh, 22 November 2018
The US on Thanksgiving 2018 presents a picture of a country plagued by malignant social inequality, with tens of millions suffering in poverty. Meanwhile, the very rich are living like never before. Political and social explosions are inevitable.
By David Brown, 21 November 2018
While wildfires, like hurricanes, are rooted in natural causes, the horrific consequences are the product of corporate malfeasance and government neglect.
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2018
The newly elected congresswoman, a member of the DSA, called Pelosi the most progressive candidate to lead Democrats in the House of Representatives.
By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2018
The conflict was provoked by Trump’s rage at being questioned about his demonization of immigrants seeking to claim refugee status at the US-Mexico border.
By a reporter, 20 November 2018
Christopher Precopia faced life in prison on false charges of assault on a former girlfriend.
By David Brown, 19 November 2018
There is growing popular outrage as details emerge pointing to the culpability of the state’s energy giants and government officials in creating the conditions for the deadly inferno.
By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2018
With virtually all results of the November 6 election determined, the Democratic Party has cemented control over the House of Representatives with a gain of nearly 40 seats.
By Nancy Hanover, 19 November 2018
The union-endorsed agreement will open the door to streamlining the ability of the Little Rock School district to fire educators.
By Trévon Austin, 17 November 2018
The Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria wars cost $5.6 trillion alone, not including future interest on money borrowed that will total at least $8 trillion.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2018
The influx of former military commanders, CIA agents and civilian war planners is unprecedented for the Democratic Party.
By Andrea Lobo, 17 November 2018
As the first caravan of mostly Honduran migrants begins to arrive at the US border, local elites met at the Ibero-American Summit, vowing deeper social austerity and militarized repression.
By J. Cooper, 17 November 2018
After sabotaging the teachers’ strike movement last spring, the teachers unions turned all energy toward the ballot box. What happened?
By Nick Beams, 17 November 2018
The central demand of the Trump administration is that Beijing scrap its “Made in China” program and adopt a subservient economic position in relation to the US.
By Will Morrow, 17 November 2018
The Democrats “progressive” caucus, including DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is calling for a more “humane” and “effective” American immigration Gestapo.
By Andre Damon, 16 November 2018
A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress has provided the Democrats’ rubber stamp to the Trump administration’s plans to prepare for war between “great powers.”
By Joe Mount, 16 November 2018
Clegg joins Facebook at a time when it is censoring socialist, left-wing and oppositional web sites, including the closure of hundreds of such sites over the last several weeks.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 November 2018
The “protest” in the offices of Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi was a calculated operation aimed at solidarizing Ocasio-Cortez with the Democratic Party establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 15 November 2018
The president’s demand that his favored candidates in Florida be declared the victors, regardless of the actual vote, is an ominous warning.
By Genevieve Leigh, 15 November 2018
As the Democratic Party continues its shift to the right, the DSA claims that the election of a handful of DSA-endorsed Democratic candidates has significantly altered the trajectory of American politics.
By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2018
One week after the November 6 elections, one Senate contest, two governor’s races and as many as a dozen House seats remain undecided.
As lame duck Congress convenes
By Patrick Martin, 13 November 2018
The likely leader of the new Democratic-controlled House, Nancy Pelosi, has dismissed opposition to Trump’s war on immigrants, saying Democrats should not “take the bait.”
By Fred Mazelis, 10 November 2018
The midterm results demonstrate again that the Democrats, far from offering an alternative to Trump and the Republicans, are part of the big business conspiracy against the working class.
By Tom Eley, 9 November 2018
The Democrats and their “left” allies fear that Sessions’ firing will derail the anti-Russia Mueller investigation.
By Peter Symonds, 9 November 2018
While the US said the meeting was merely postponed, the cancellation is another sign of an impasse in negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program.
By Eric London, 8 November 2018
Trump made clear that his response to the midterm elections would be an even more open embrace of fascistic, anti-immigrant policies.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 8 November 2018
From the standpoint of the interests of working people, the rearrangement of seats in Congress is largely irrelevant. No positive change is possible outside of the independent intervention of the working class.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2018
European ruling circles have concluded that US-European conflicts reflect a deeper crisis than they first believed.
By our reporters, 8 November 2018
Approximately 2,200 workers and young people cast a class-conscious vote for Niles’ campaign and expressed their support for socialism.
By Sandy English, 8 November 2018
The International Socialist Organization withdrew its endorsement of the Green Party candidate on the grounds that his campaign was associated with opposition to the US intervention in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2018
The Republican Party retained control of the US Senate, gaining several seats, while the Democrats swept a series of governorships in the Midwest.
By our reporter, 7 November 2018
The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.
By our reporters, 7 November 2018
After six months of campaigning, the meeting reviewed the experiences of members and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2018
The move to shut down DACA is the latest effort to attack the democratic rights of immigrants.
White House report on socialism
By Barry Grey, 6 November 2018
The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 November 2018
The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.
Vote Niles Niemuth, Socialist Equality Party, for US House of Representatives in Michigan’s 12th district!
6 November 2018
The WSWS urges all its readers who reside in the 12th Congressional District of Michigan to cast a class-conscious vote for the only socialist candidate in the 2018 elections.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2018
While O’Rourke has been hailed as the new “progressive” standard bearer, the support of a notorious war criminal exposes his real politics.
By Alex Lantier, 5 November 2018
Macron is inviting America’s far-right president while hypocritically criticizing European neo-fascism as a danger to the pursuit of European imperialist interests.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 November 2018
Regardless of the outcome, the elections will set the stage for a further shift of US politics to the right.
By our reporter, 5 November 2018
A voter guide delivered to thousands of residents in Dearborn, Downriver and western Wayne County omitted the SEP candidate in Michigan’s 12th district from a sample ballot.
By Alexander Fangmann, 5 November 2018
Two billionaire candidates are saturating the media to distract from their shared post-election plans to accelerate attacks on the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 November 2018
Bolton’s speech on the Trump administration’s policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
By Mike Head, 3 November 2018
The measures Washington outlined yesterday are tantamount to a declaration of war.
By Nick Beams, 3 November 2018
The aim is either to extract major concessions from China or, failing that, create the best conditions for pressing ahead with trade war measures.
By Eric London, 3 November 2018
Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.
Christine Assange, mother of persecuted WikiLeaks publisher, endorses Niles Niemuth, SEP candidate for Congress
By our reporter, 3 November 2018
Christine Assange posted an endorsement of Niles Niemuth on Twitter, calling on her followers to vote for “an anti-corruption/ pro Assange candidate.”
3 November 2018
The WSWS is publishing a selection of the letters which were sent in response to the open letter written by Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District.
By E.P. Milligan, 2 November 2018
Abigail Spanberger is one of the most prominent of the former military and intelligence operatives running as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.
By Eric London, 2 November 2018
The right-wing demagogue described a hellish vision of concentration camps to imprison helpless men, women, and children, and urged the thousands of troops being rushed to America’s southern border to open fire on unarmed crowds.
By Barry Grey, 2 November 2018
As masses of people grow increasingly disillusioned with capitalism and the two-party system, the Times is doing its best to shore up support for the Democratic Party.
Stop the censorship of the Socialist Equality Party campaign!
By Niles Niemuth, 2 November 2018
The following open letter was sent to Kim Voet, the news director of WDIV Local 4 News and ClickonDetroit.com, protesting the exclusion of any information about the SEP election campaign from their coverage.
By our reporters, 1 November 2018
The Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate campaigned Wednesday in the Downriver suburb, a bedroom community for many workers in the area.
By Samuel Davidson, 31 October 2018
The popular rejection of Trump’s far-right policies highlights the cowardice and complicity of the Democratic Party, which offers no principled opposition to Trump’s fascistic attacks on immigrants and democratic rights more broadly.
By Naomi Spencer, 31 October 2018
A former career Army officer, Ojeda has been elevated to national prominence as a fighter for the working class. He is no such thing.
“It is like a pyramid scheme and we’re the worker ants at the bottom”
By our reporters, 31 October 2018
Niles spoke with Amazon workers about working conditions as well as the Trump administration’s deployment of the military against immigrant workers.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2018
The leading US newspaper’s editorial on the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre effectively absolves President Trump and his fascistic politics of any responsibility for the bloodbath.
Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue
By Joseph Kishore, 29 October 2018
To understand the significance of the homicidal violence in Pittsburgh that has left 11 people dead, it is necessary to place the event in its international and historical context.
By Norisa Diaz, 29 October 2018
A violent clash is being prepared on the US-Mexico border as Washington readies emergency powers to close the border.
By Samuel Davidson, 29 October 2018
An overflow crowd packed the hall and hundreds stood outside in the rain to pay respect to those struck down by a fascistic gunman.
By Samuel Davidson, 28 October 2018
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh occurs in the midst of an international escalation of fascist violence.
By Barry Grey, 27 October 2018
The mail bombs are a symptom of a deepening social and political crisis in the United States, the center of world capitalism.
As federal judge orders Georgia to count tossed-out ballots
By Kranti Kumara, 27 October 2018
The issue of deliberate voter suppression has become a highly contentious issue with less than two weeks before Election Day.