Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan
By our reporter, 19 July 2018
Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, formally filed for ballot access Wednesday, submitting nearly 6,000 signatures from residents of Michigan's 12th district.
In South Africa speech deploring “exploding inequality”
By Barry Grey, 19 July 2018
Obama may be surprised at his recent entry into the American financial oligarchy, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part to “join the club.”
By Dan Conway, 18 July 2018
The California Democratic Party leadership endorsed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s opponent, State Senator Kevin de Leon, although Feinstein is still heavily favored in the November election.
By Isaac Finn, 16 July 2018
The Democrats never had any intention of abolishing ICE, even though their so-called “abolition” would amount to little more than rebranding the agency.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
Friday’s protests by hundreds of thousands of people in London made clear that masses of workers throughout the world despise Trump and everything he stands for.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 July 2018
The announcement of the criminal charges against the 12 Russians provoked a wave of hysteria from the US television news networks and Democratic Party officials.
By Alec Andersen, 14 July 2018
The pardons are part of the administration’s appeal to reactionary social layers as it prepares for war and further attacks on the working class.
By Niles Niemuth, 14 July 2018
Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, issued a statement condemning the June 29 court ruling in Detroit that there is “no right to literacy.”
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2018
While Republicans sought to cross-examine former FBI official Peter Strzok about text messages expressing hostility to Trump, Democrats denounced the hearing as a “favor to Putin.”
By Ed Hightower, 13 July 2018
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee boasts a record of reaction both as an attorney and as a judge
By James Cogan, 11 July 2018
The legislation is particularly admired by America’s far right, the Trump administration and the US military-intelligence establishment.
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.
Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 11 July 2018
The SEP’s congressional candidate has spoken to immigrant families on the issue of war and the impact of US imperialism on their lives.
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 Kimie Saito, 10 July 2018
The rapid removal of Ayala from his position at the University of California has provoked opposition from academics in the US and Europe.
“I demand a full and open investigation”
By our reporters, 10 July 2018
Niles and supporters attended a memorial picnic Sunday for the young autoworker who died at the Ford Woodhaven Stamping plant on October 20, 2017.
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 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 Alexander Fangmann, 5 July 2018
The International Socialist Organization’s (ISO) annual Socialism conference this weekend features several speakers who support the US-led regime-change war in Syria.
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 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 our reporters, 4 July 2018
The Socialist Equality Party candidate spoke with workers and young people in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and was interviewed on public radio Tuesday.
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 Barry Grey, 2 July 2018
After winning a Democratic congressional nomination in New York City, DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has moved sharply to the right.
By Ed Hightower, 30 June 2018
Trump’s possible nominees span the ideological spectrum, from the far right to the arch-reactionary.
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.
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 Ed Hightower and Eric London, 28 June 2018
The retirement of the “swing vote” justice gives Trump the opportunity to shift the court to the far-right.
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 our reporter, 28 June 2018
Students and workers who signed to put Niles on the ballot spoke out against the attacks on immigrants and imperialist war.
By Will Morrow, 27 June 2018
The Washington Post described the meeting as a “new overture by the technology industry to develop closer ties to law enforcement.”
By Isaac Finn, 27 June 2018
In a major political upset, Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic Party primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District against incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2018
Yesterday’s decision is yet another victory for Christian fundamentalists and the campaign to use “freedom of religion” to undermine the separation of church and state, legalize discrimination and obstruct access to health care.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 June 2018
In response to the developing trade war between the US and Europe, motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said it is shifting some production to international facilities.
By Eric London, 27 June 2018
By upholding Trump’s power to seal the country’s borders, the court has granted the president limitless authority to enact his fascistic policies against immigrants and political opponents.
Socialist Equality Party, 27 June 2018
In the November 6 midterm elections, Niles will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in Michigan and around the world.
By David Walsh, 27 June 2018
The New York Times discovers nuance in sexual behavior when it involves a reporter and a valuable source.
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 Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 26 June 2018
In the aftermath of the union betrayal of their strikes and protests, teachers are running for seats in their state legislatures in unprecedented numbers, posing fundamental political issues for the working class.
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.”
By Samuel Davidson, 25 June 2018
Hundreds of people continue to hold daily demonstrations to express their outrage over the murder of unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. last week.
By Dan Conway, 25 June 2018
The Farm Bill’s main aim is to slash food assistance to the more than 42 million people currently receiving aid.
By Isaac Finn, 23 June 2018
The DSA congressional candidate in a New York City district is sowing illusions that the Democratic Party establishment can be pushed to the left.
By Matthew Taylor, 22 June 2018
The proposed reorganization of federal agencies and cabinet departments includes the merger of the labor and education departments.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 June 2018
The decision came after the head of the council condemned both Washington’s policy of separating children from their families at the border and the US-backed war in Yemen.
By Sandy English, 20 June 2018
The orientation to the Wall Street and CIA Democrats was very clear at this year’s gathering in New York City of assorted opponents of revolutionary socialism.
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 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.
The Democratic National Committee lawsuit against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: A major attack on press freedom
By Ed Hightower, 15 June 2018
Should the Democratic Party prevail, journalists could face criminal prosecution and civil damages any time they reported on unlawful government or corporate activity.
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 Patrick Martin, 14 June 2018
Abigail Spanberger is one of three candidates from the national security apparatus who won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, bringing the total to 27.
By Roger Jordan, 13 June 2018
The collapse of last weekend’s G7 summit into acrimony and recrimination has thrown the Canada-US alliance into unprecedented crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2018
The meeting between Trump and Kim heralds not a new era of peace in Northeast Asia, but rather the continuing shakeup of the global geopolitical order that is paving the way to war.
By Ben McGrath, 11 June 2018
No matter the results of the meeting, it will only exacerbate the underlying US conflict with China.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 June 2018
The threat is emerging that Somalia will become the arena for the same kind of US-backed bloodbath that is being carried out, on the opposite side of the Gulf of Aden, in Yemen.
By Alex Lantier, 11 June 2018
The acrimonious breakdown of the G7 summit gave jarring expression to the tensions ripping apart the crisis-ridden world geopolitical order.
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 Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018
At least five candidates with a background in the national-security apparatus won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, continuing a year-long trend.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018
David Moore, the SEP candidate for Senate, won 14,465 votes, or 0.4 percent, and Kevin Mitchell, the SEP candidate for House in the 51st district, received 900 votes, or 1.9 percent.
“Absolute right to pardon myself”
By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018
Trump’s assertion of supreme power comes in the context of a massive and unprecedented assault on democratic rights by the entire political establishment.
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 Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018
The events of 1968 marked the effective end of any prospect for liberal reforms under American capitalism.
By Eric London, 5 June 2018
In two separate decisions, the US Supreme Court set back rights for immigrants, the right to abortion, and protections for gay and lesbian couples.
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 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 Andre Damon, 1 June 2018
The response to the staged murder of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko stands as an exposure of the US media.
By Patrick Martin, 1 June 2018
The move is the latest step in a systematic campaign to lift even the mild restrictions on bank activities imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash.
Leading Democratic activists accidentally share photos of immigrants detained under Obama administration
By Genevieve Leigh, 29 May 2018
Former Obama administration officials shared 2014 pictures of immigrant children sleeping in cages in immigration prisons in a hypocritical attempt to discredit Trump for his anti-immigrant policies.
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 Johannes Stern, 25 May 2018
Under the guise of fighting “fake news” and Russian interference in elections, Facebook is carrying out a vast programme of internet censorship
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2018
After initially barring Democrats from the briefing, the White House retreated and agreed to two bipartisan sessions.
By Marcus Day and Kristina Betinis, 25 May 2018
The Buffet Institute of Global Studies’ main speaker was Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, president of the Brookings Institution and architect of US imperialist strategy.
By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2018
The results from voting Tuesday extend the takeover of the Democratic Party by former operatives of the national security apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2018
Trump and congressional Republicans are pressing their claims that the FBI infiltrated the Trump campaign in 2016 at the behest of the Obama administration.
By Tom Hall, 22 May 2018
Sanders, along with his guests, presented a thoroughly conventional, pro-imperialist critique of the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 May 2018
Stefan Halper has been named as the individual sent by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election campaign.
By Nancy Hanover, 21 May 2018
Betsy DeVos visits New York yeshivas to promote public financing of religious and private schools.
By Barry Grey, 19 May 2018
The Democratic response has been to rush to the defense of the FBI and declare unqualified support for its operations, as well as those of the Central Intelligence Agency.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2018
A 4,000-word front-page report in the New York Times paints a picture of an American political system in which the FBI and CIA play a critical and at times decisive role.
By Barry Grey, 17 May 2018
Behind the threadbare trappings of parliamentary procedures, American “democracy” has been reduced to a dictatorship run by a military/intelligence/industrial apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 17 May 2018
While working people are moving to the left, the Democratic Party is promoting as its main candidates for federal offices individuals drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 15 May 2018
Joe Donnelly of Indiana joined Joe Manchin of West Virginia to give the former torture supervisor a seemingly unassailable margin in the Senate.
By Nick Beams, 15 May 2018
One has the sense from both articles of the growing fears in ruling circles of the consequences of the US economic and foreign policy agenda for the stability of the world capitalist system.
By James Cogan, 14 May 2018
Secretary of State Pompeo indicated that the US objective is to bring the North Korean regime within its sphere of influence.
By Mike Head, 14 May 2018
Clinton’s whipping up of anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia and New Zealand was accompanied by her appeals to affluent feminist layers.
By Patrick Martin, 10 May 2018
Democratic and Republican nominees were chosen Tuesday for three governorships, three Senate seats, and 41 congressional districts.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2018
Gina Haspel, nominated by Trump to head the CIA, defended her intimate role in the torture of detainees as “lawful” at her Senate confirmation hearing.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 May 2018
With a public Senate hearing set for Wednesday, supporters of Gina Haspel for the post of CIA director argue that her role in the agency’s torture program is outweighed by her anti-Russia record.
By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018
The Democratic politician who claims to represent the people of California's 51st congressional district is really a loyal servant of Wall Street and the Pentagon.
Washington’s political wars escalate
By Barry Grey, 4 May 2018
The fact that the federal government’s chief police agency is monitoring telephone communications between the president and his lawyer points to the explosive level of conflict within the American ruling class.
Part of Trump tax bill bonanza for the wealthy
By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2018
The iPhone and laptop maker is monetizing the Trump tax cut as a gigantic windfall for its executives and owners.
In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
By Eric London, 3 May 2018
The decision to block nearly 200 Central American immigrants from applying for asylum marks a turning point in the attack on democratic rights.
On the spot coverage from Tijuana refugee camp
By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 3 May 2018
The 200 refugees have been held up in a makeshift camp in Tijuana on the Mexican side of the US border