The Trump Presidency
By Peter Symonds, 25 April 2017
The nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Michigan, is due to arrive in South Korea today where it will be joined by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 April 2017
Mattis arrived in Kabul as his Afghan counterpart and other top military commanders were resigning over a disastrous Taliban attack that killed nearly 200 troops.
By our reporters, 25 April 2017
Dozens of scientists, students, workers and other supporters of science spoke with Socialist Equality Party supporters during marches on April 22.
By Tyler Van Dyke, 25 April 2017
Mario Hernandez-Delacruz was deported earlier this month and faces being barred from visiting his family in the United States for up to 20 years.
By Nick Beams, 24 April 2017
Pledges to “resist protectionism,” long included in statements issued by the world’s major global economic institutions, are now regarded as too controversial.
By Patrick Martin, 24 April 2017
More than 600 marches and protests were held in support of the main demonstration in Washington, DC, which drew about 75,000 people.
By Mike Head, 24 April 2017
Without any public consultation, the US and its allies are placing millions of people at risk of a devastating nuclear war.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2017
As the Trump administration threatens to strike nuclear-armed North Korea, Hawaii is requesting the Pentagon's assistance in updating nuclear fallout shelters and disaster plans.
By Thomas Gaist, 24 April 2017
The American military is “war-gaming procedures to work in a famine-type environment,” according to AFRICOM commander General Thomas Waldhauser.
By Shelley Connor, 22 April 2017
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly defended the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a Mexican native expelled from the US in February despite being actively enrolled in the DACA program.
By Bryan Dyne, 22 April 2017
Scientists, researchers, workers and youth are marching today in at least 130 countries encompassing six continents in the world’s largest pro-science demonstration to date.
By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2017
The media is fueling tensions with speculation that North Korea could conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark its Military Foundation Day next Tuesday.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2017
The charge against Damascus is aimed at providing a pretext for renewed US aggression.
By Roger Jordan, 22 April 2017
Trump’s sharp criticism of Canada over its trading practices in a number of economic sectors prompted a conciliatory response from Ottawa.
By Barry Grey, 22 April 2017
The World Socialist Web Site condemns the reported preparations of the US Justice Department to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage and issue an arrest warrant against him.
By Mike Head, 21 April 2017
The Trump administration’s ultimatums are intensifying the risk that miscalculations could trigger a conflict that would endanger the lives of millions of people.
By Jerry White, 21 April 2017
The anti-working class AFL-CIO is providing the deeply hated president with critical political support as he prepares for war and a massive assault on jobs and social programs.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2017
Secretary of State Tillerson made clear that Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement would do nothing to prevent US military aggression.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 April 2017
The administration indicated it will review all sanctions lifted as part of the agreement, with an eye toward reimposing them on the phony pretext that Tehran is a “state sponsor” of terrorism.
By Barry Grey, 20 April 2017
The response of the Trump administration to the suit filed by Montes is indicative of its contempt for democratic rights and the savage character of its dragnet against immigrants.
By Jerry White, 19 April 2017
Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday restricting visas for skilled immigrant workers and mandating the use of domestic products in federal projects.
By Peter Symonds, 19 April 2017
By keeping the world guessing as to what he will do, Trump has added a great deal of uncertainty into an already precarious situation and heightened the danger of conflict.
By Daniel de Vries, 19 April 2017
Debate is raging within the Trump administration over whether to carry through on the president’s campaign promise to withdraw from the 2015 climate change accord.
By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2017
The swelling total of detained immigrants, many of them with no criminal record, is clogging the courts and detention centers.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 April 2017
Statements from US officials have laid bare the recklessness of the tactics being pursued by Washington, threatening a war on the Korean peninsula involving the use of nuclear weapons and the deaths of millions.
By Nick Beams, 18 April 2017
While forecasting a “cyclical recovery”, IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde has said a “sword of protectionism” hangs over the world economy.
By Nancy Hanover, 18 April 2017
A look at the ideological and political history of Candice Jackson, named by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to head up the education department’s Office of Civil Rights.
By Peter Symonds, 17 April 2017
The Trump administration is continuing to warn that military force could be used in response to any nuclear or missile test by Pyongyang.
By our reporters, 17 April 2017
While several tens of thousands participated across the country, the turnout fell far short of previous anti-Trump protests.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2017
Russia and Iran warned that any US attack in Syria would have “grave consequences” for the region and the world.
By Kate Randall, 15 April 2017
The giant private insurers claim that Americans are “gaming” the ACA by signing up only when they get sick and dropping out after receiving medical treatment.
By Kathleen Martin, 15 April 2017
The move is part of a broader attack on healthcare and the right to abortion services.
By Barry Grey, 15 April 2017
The first-ever use in combat of the most destructive nonnuclear weapon in the US arsenal evoked no significant protest from either the media or the political establishment in the US and Europe.
By Eric London, 14 April 2017
According to a memo made public by the Washington Post, the total number of immigrants detained will rise to a daily average of 70,000.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017
Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.
By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2017
All available evidence suggests that the tragedy in Khan Sheikhoun is a deliberate provocation organized by the American CIA and its clients among the Syrian “rebels.”
By Eric London, 13 April 2017
Jeff Sessions threatened mass deportations and to criminally prosecute immigrants who re-enter the US and those who shield or harbor undocumented immigrants.
By Zaida Green, 13 April 2017
The memo ends the federal hiring freeze and orders agencies to take “immediate actions” to cut jobs to comply with the federal budget for 2018.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 April 2017
On the eve of Secretary of State Tillerson’s meetings in Moscow, Russian President Putin warned of new chemical weapons provocations to justify more US attacks on Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2017
Trump is preparing to attack North Korea if China fails to heed his dictates and Pyongyang conducts another nuclear or missile test.
By Clara Weiss, 12 April 2017
Sean Spicer falsely stated Tuesday that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, triggering widespread popular anger and disgust in the US and internationally.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2017
The threat of renewed US military action against Syria followed a Russian-Iranian warning that such action would cross “red lines,” prompting retaliation in kind.
By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2017
The new justice was confirmed by the Senate on Friday and sworn in on Monday.
By Marcus Day, 11 April 2017
Smartphone videos showing a man being violently dragged from a flight Sunday quickly went viral and provoked widespread condemnation of the airline and police.
By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2017
Following its attacks on Syria, the US, in a “show of force,” dispatched the Carl Vinson strike group to waters near the Korean peninsula.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 April 2017
A relentless logic of military escalation is taking over in Washington, dominated by demands for the overthrow of Assad and a confrontation with Russia.
By Chris Marsden, 10 April 2017
In line with the Trump administration, the Conservative government is demanding regime change in Syria and preparing a military offensive to that end.
By Robert Stevens, 10 April 2017
Corbyn’s statement only served to underscore the domination of the pro-war right within the Labour Party.
By Alejandro López, 10 April 2017
Spanish social democrats and their political and media allies are now lining up behind the Trump administration after it began bombing Syria.
By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2017
Trudeau’s remarks make clear that Canada is preparing to expand its military intervention both in the Middle East and against Russia in Eastern Europe.
By Matthew Taylor, 10 April 2017
First-hand evidence clearly show that the incident on Friday was provoked by the sheriff’s department in concert with a well-known right-wing provocateur.
By Alan Whyte, 10 April 2017
In his proposed 2018 budget, President Donald Trump has included draconian cuts for federal funding for various transit projects, called New Starts grants.
By Peter Symonds, 8 April 2017
The unprovoked act of aggression sent a menacing warning to Chinese President Xi that the US was prepared to use military force without warning to achieve its ends.
By Eddie Haywood, 8 April 2017
The growing number of training exercises and operations coordinated by AFRICOM point to a “pivot to Africa” and make clear Washington’s aim of imperialist domination of the African continent.
By Shannon Jones, 8 April 2017
The worst job numbers since May 2016 underscore the disconnect between surging stock prices and the underlying economy, and the fraud of Trump’s “jobs” agenda.
By Andre Damon, 8 April 2017
The United States’ blatantly illegal attack on Syria has immediately drawn demands for further escalation from leading Democrats and the media.
By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2017
The chemical weapons supposedly used in Idlib were destroyed three years ago under US supervision.
By James Cogan, 7 April 2017
The barrage is the first direct assault by the United States on the Russian- and Iranian-backed government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 April 2017
The vote to confirm Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch will fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of ultra-right justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago.
By Shelley Connor, 7 April 2017
President Trump has signed into law a joint resolution that gives a green light to employers to flout workplace safety standards.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 April 2017
Once again the United States has concocted a pretext to justify the violation of another country’s sovereignty.
By Jerry White, 7 April 2017
The American trade union bureaucracy spent much of this week praising Trump and bolstering the billionaire president’s claim that he is champion of American workers.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2017
The Trump administration is considering requiring visitors to hand over their cellphones and social media passwords when they apply for a visa.
By Andre Damon, 5 April 2017
The threat of a major US escalation in North Korea and Syria represents just two of many global flashpoints threatening to lead the world into a conflict between nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Symonds, 5 April 2017
Unless China forces North Korea to bow to Washington’s demands, the US will use every means, including its huge military forces, to crush the Pyongyang regime.
By Patrick Martin, 5 April 2017
What began on Tuesday morning is an exercise in political posturing that will end Friday in the confirmation of one of the most right-wing Supreme Court justices in US history.
By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2017
White House meetings with el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah revolve around increasing US pressure on these regimes to join the escalating wars in Iraq and Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 4 April 2017
The Trump administration has threatened to launch a war that will not only be catastrophic for the people of the Korean peninsula but could drag in other major powers, including China, Russia and Japan.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 April 2017
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at the center of the US government’s neocolonial agenda for Africa.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2017
Trump’s embrace of General el-Sisi expresses not only Washington’s criminal US policy in the Middle East, but also its deep affinity for the methods he has employed to crush the Egyptian revolution.
By Nick Beams, 1 April 2017
US President Donald Trump signed two protectionist executive orders Friday, signalling a return to the kind of measures that proved so disastrous in the 1930s.
US House votes to repeal internet protections
By Kevin Reed, 1 April 2017
Congress has decided that internet providers own the information that consumers provide when they use the internet to shop, browse or message.
By Nancy Hanover, 1 April 2017
DeVos hailed Trump’s budget proposal to cut $12 billion from the Department of Education.
ICE raids and push to build border wall
By Genevieve Leigh, 30 March 2017
The White House is directing a nationwide crackdown on immigrants that is laying the basis for police-state attacks on all working people.
By Shannon Jones, 30 March 2017
Ford’s warning follows a string of layoffs by GM, belying the claims of the Trump administration of a jobs revival in the auto industry.
By Andre Damon, 29 March 2017
After having killed millions of people in the name of preventing the proliferation of “weapons of mass destruction,” the US and its allies denounced a UN proposal to ban nuclear arms.
By Daniel de Vries, 29 March 2017
The order nullifies several Obama-era climate directives and instructs the EPA to begin the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan.
By Patrick Martin, 28 March 2017
In the wake of Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare, Democratic Party congressional leaders have offered to work with the White House on health care and tax cuts.
By Evan Goldstein, 28 March 2017
This photo essay documents the three-hour traffic stop in Geneseo, New York that resulted in the Border Patrol arresting a family of mixed citizenship status.
By Kate Randall, 28 March 2017
All three Vermont immigrants are active in the Migrant Justice group and their supporters insist they have been targeted for their political views and activities.
By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2017
Over the weekend, leading Democrats reiterated their declaration that Russian interference in the 2016 US election was an “act of war.”
By Bryan Dyne, 27 March 2017
If signed into law, the new legislation would give the American intelligence agencies access to even greater means for spying on the population.
By Adam Mclean, 27 March 2017
Differences over the issue of sanctuary jurisdictions are raising tensions between ICE and local police forces.
By Barry Grey, 25 March 2017
Both Trump and the Democrats signaled their readiness to collaborate in devising new means to slash health care benefits.
By our reporters, 25 March 2017
Over the course of a three-hour traffic stop, some 100 people gathered, despite sub-freezing temperatures, to oppose the anti-democratic proceedings.
By David Walsh, 25 March 2017
Moore months ago enthusiastically adopted the reactionary and diversionary anti-Russian campaign as his own.
By John Burton, 24 March 2017
The Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of hearings on Trump’s right-wing nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, restoring the 5-4 arch-conservative majority.
By Jordan Shilton, 23 March 2017
The Trump administration commitment to establish “interim zones of stability” in Syria will require a substantial increase in the US military presence in the country.
By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2017
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told the press that he had learned of intercepts of communications by US intelligence involving Trump transition team members.
By our reporter, 23 March 2017
Pentagon emails released under the Freedom of Information Act have confirmed earlier reports in the Huffington Post.
By Andre Damon, 23 March 2017
An 'open letter' by Times columnist Thomas Friedman gives voice to tendencies in and around the Democratic Party that are prepared to welcome a palace coup that would impose a military/intelligence/corporate junta on the American people.
By Johannes Stern, 22 March 2017
President Trump’s refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during their photo-op in the Oval Office expressed the deepening tensions between the US and Germany.
By Peter Symonds, 22 March 2017
As the US secretary of state declared last week, all options, including military action against Pyongyang, are under consideration.
By Esther Galen, 22 March 2017
The budget proposed by the White House slashes education funding but adds $1.4 billion to promote private and charter schools and school vouchers.
With over 630 killed in house fires so far this year
By Steve Filips, 22 March 2017
As federal housing aid comes under the axe, poor and working Americans continue to contend with stagnant wages, climbing utility bills and substandard housing.
By Matthew Taylor, 22 March 2017
The cuts are part of a larger $20 million budget cut proposal that would primarily affect programs that fund medical research and give aid to the elderly.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2017
The real target of Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing was Russia, not the Trump administration.
By Esther Galen, 21 March 2017
The budget proposed by the White House slashes public education funding but adds $1.4 billion to promote private and charter schools and school vouchers.
By Warren Duzak, 21 March 2017
Trump’s visit to Nashville attracted long lines of supporters together with some 2,500 demonstrators protesting his attacks on health care, education and immigrants.
Trump turns to American history
By Tom Mackaman, 21 March 2017
The political art of Jackson, which so inspires the Trump administration, consisted of his ability to obscure powerful contradictions behind a veil of nationalism and populist demagogy.