The Trump Presidency
17 October 2018
Amnesty International: Unknown thousands of immigrants separated from family members for alleged “fraud”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 17 October 2018
Amnesty International reveals thousands of children separated from relatives for supposed fraud, defines separation a form of torture under US and international law.
By James Cogan, 10 October 2018
Testifying to the fraught state of relations, China’s foreign minister publicly lambasted the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2018
The thoroughly right-wing campaign waged by the Democratic Party over the Kavanaugh nomination, focused solely on allegations of sexual assault, has set the tone for the US congressional elections.
By Nick Beams, 9 October 2018
A clause in the US trade deal with Canada and Mexico is aimed at nothing less than a “reset” of global trade relationships.
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2018
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh marks a further major step to the right by the highest US court.
By Eric London, 6 October 2018
Friday’s 51–49 cloture vote all but secures the confirmation of the arch-reactionary to what will be the most right-wing court in over a century.
By Matthew Taylor, 6 October 2018
The four countries cited in the lawsuit represent nearly 300,000 of the 437,000 refugees who are currently receiving TPS in the United States.
“Behind every great fortune there is a great crime” – Honoré de Balzac
By Barry Grey, 6 October 2018
The picture of criminality and corruption that emerges from the Times report is one that characterizes not just the Trump clan, but the corporate-financial oligarchy as a whole.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 October 2018
Pence’s speech came amid reports that the Pentagon is preparing massive and provocative military exercises as a show of force against China.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2018
The Democratic Party is focusing solely on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as the Republicans move forward to a vote on the right-wing nominee.
5 October 2018
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2018
Wednesday’s nationwide test of the “Presidential Alert” system raises concerns about the growing threat to democratic rights.
By Norisa Diaz, 4 October 2018
An unexpected visit from DHS inspectors found three quarters of the cells had nooses hanging from overhead pipes at a California immigrant detention center.
The International Socialist Organization mobilizes behind Democrats’ right-wing diversion on Kavanaugh
By Barry Grey, 4 October 2018
The US pseudo-left has seized on allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh to intensify its promotion of #MeToo and the Democratic Party’s campaign in the November elections.
By Eric London, 2 October 2018
Immigration officials are rounding up hundreds of children at night and transporting them to a tent city in Texas.
By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2018
The revised trade pact forges a US-led North American protectionist trade bloc in preparation for economic and military conflict with Washington’s global rivals, above all China.
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2018
The frenzy over Kavanaugh’s alleged actions as a 17-year-old is a diversion from any examination of his 30-year record as a reactionary opponent of democratic rights and the working class.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 September 2018
The Trump administration has announced a new rule requiring immigrants applying for permanent legal status or citizenship to report their credit scores and histories.
By Nick Beams, 29 September 2018
After being used against the European Union, the threat of auto tariffs on “national security” grounds was brought out against Japan and Canada this week.
By Eric London, 29 September 2018
The focus of the proceedings reflects the political priorities of the Democratic Party and the interests of the affluent social layers to which it is appealing.
By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2018
The Democratic Party has decided to wage its opposition to the reactionary Supreme Court nominee on the most degraded and right-wing basis possible.
By Keith Jones, 27 September 2018
In his two days at the UN, Trump threatened much of the world, giving voice to the insatiable aspirations of US imperialism and the dissatisfaction of its ruling elite at the erosion of its economic power.
By David Walsh, 27 September 2018
Following the press and television news in the US might lead one to believe that a kind of madness has seized hold of the American media, along with sections of the affluent petty-bourgeoisie.
By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2018
The $330 million arms sale comes as the Trump administration is intensifying the US confrontation with China on all fronts—diplomatic, economic and military.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 September 2018
Relishing in the chaos and uncertainty it had caused, ICE remained silent over the weekend as armed agents conducted “targeted raids” in over 14 counties.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2018
Repeatedly invoking “sovereignty” and “patriotism,” while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump’s speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.
“Keep out your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
By Eric London, 26 September 2018
The explicit formalization of a class-based immigration system marks a turning point that will substantially alter the state of social relations in favor of the rich.
By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2018
The deputy attorney general, who supervises the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has denied plotting Trump’s removal via the 25th Amendment.
By Eric London, 25 September 2018
The Democrats’ campaign against Kavanaugh aims to bolster their election campaign, silence left-wing criticism of the nominee and eviscerate the presumption of innocence.
By Barry Grey, 24 September 2018
The Democrats will utilise Christine Blasey Ford’s assault allegations to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation and to advance their campaign for the November congressional elections.
By Harvey Simpkins, 24 September 2018
Even current green card holders could be subject to the new rule and lose their status as lawful permanent residents if, in certain circumstances, they leave the country and try to return.
By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018
The moves mark a further escalation of trade and military tensions between the US and China.
By Patrick Martin, 22 September 2018
The article posted on the newspaper’s website Friday afternoon caused shock waves in Washington and immediate denials from the official named, Rod Rosenstein.
By Eric London, 22 September 2018
The Democratic Party’s elevation of Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh is a political operation aimed at driving the entire political establishment further to the right.
By David Walsh, 21 September 2018
Despite various criticisms of leading Democrats and the American liberal establishment as a whole, Moore urges his viewers to retain—or perhaps regain—confidence in the Democratic Party.
By Nick Beams, 20 September 2018
While China is at present the prime target, the Trump administration sees the US as being involved in an economic war against the rest of the world.
By David Walsh, 19 September 2018
The New York Times, Washington Post, leading Democrats and other establishment figures are attempting to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination on the grounds of an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault.
By Peter Symonds, 19 September 2018
The escalating trade war is heightening economic instability and fueling geo-political tensions, not only between the US and China, but internationally.
By Ed Hightower, 19 September 2018
The storm’s devastating impact demonstrates the immense costs of deregulation on the one hand and the need for socialist planning and public ownership of industry on the other.
By Matthew Taylor, 18 September 2018
Cities cut off from aid, police guarding storefronts against desperate displaced residents, widespread power outages—this scene is now routine during America's Hurricane season.
By Nick Beams, 18 September 2018
The world’s two largest economies have entered a rapidly-escalating trade war with vast global consequences.
By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee will call Kavanaugh and his accuser to testify Monday, delaying a confirmation vote originally set for this Thursday.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2018
Russian sources have reported that they tracked missiles launched by a French frigate at the time their aircraft was attacked.
By Patrick Martin, 17 September 2018
In return for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to limit the total prison sentence for 69-year-old Manafort to 10 years, for all the charges against him.
By Matthew Taylor, 15 September 2018
Once again, a natural disaster has exposed the totally inadequate state of public infrastructure in the United States.
By Alex Lantier, 15 September 2018
Turkey and the major NATO imperialist powers made clear that they are ready to counterattack against Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 September 2018
Columnist Bret Stephens, who penned the Times article demanding escalation in Syria, is a longtime Republican neocon who fervently supported the Iraq war.
By Eric London, 14 September 2018
While the Trump administration is preparing for a massive expansion of immigrant internment camps, the Democratic Party has abandoned the issue.
By Ben McGrath, 13 September 2018
Trump is under pressure to ramp up the offensive against the targets of US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2018
National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened jurists and prosecutors of the ICC with financial and legal sanctions, including even arrest and imprisonment, if they sought to bring charges against Americans.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2018
While the US ruling establishment promotes aggression against Russia with claims of election “meddling,” it plots the overthrow of elected governments and military invasions.
By Nick Beams, 10 September 2018
Trump’s threat of further tariffs means that Chinese exports into the US would be subject to increased tariffs if China carries through on its threat of retaliatory measures.
By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2018
There is no progressive or democratic side in the conflict between Trump and his opponents within the military-intelligence apparatus, the corporate media, and the Democratic Party.
By Barry Grey, 8 September 2018
The central focus of Obama’s speech was an appeal to disaffected Republicans and conservatives to vote for the Democratic Party in the fall.
By Keith Jones, 8 September 2018
New Delhi signed onto a “foundational” military cooperation agreement aimed at transforming India into a front-line state in the US offensive against China.
By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2018
The Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court have shed light on the domination not only of the courts, but of every branch of government by the corporate oligarchy.
By Eric London, 6 September 2018
The official wrote that “we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until—one way or another—it’s over.”
As Senate Judiciary Committee hearings begin
By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2018
Tuesday’s hearing is the beginning of an extended political farce, in which Democrats pretend to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh while doing nothing to stop it.
By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2018
Trump’s criticism of China comes amid growing signs that talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear programs, following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, have stalled.
By Harvey Simpkins, 1 September 2018
Trump announced plans to implement a pay freeze on the federal government’s two million employees next year if Congress fail to pass a budget in 2019.
By Andre Damon, 29 August 2018
The internet monopoly, which has worked to bury left-wing political viewpoints in search results for over a year, said, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
By Shannon Jones, 28 August 2018
The unions are continuing their embrace of the reactionary nationalist agenda of the Trump administration even as trade tensions mount and the White House directs fascistic attacks on immigrant workers.
By Ben McGrath, 25 August 2018
The US president has directly linked his pressure on North Korea with the trade war with China, exposing the fraudulent nature of the “peace talks” with Pyongyang.
By Alec Andersen, 25 August 2018
According a report by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the agency’s recent rule change will lead to 1,400 more premature deaths by 2030.
As Trump attacks attorney general, Democrats seek to channel all opposition behind anti-Russia campaign
By Patrick Martin, 24 August 2018
Both Trump and the Democrats want to keep their raging conflict entirely within the boundaries of the official political system.
By Patrick Martin, 23 August 2018
With the conviction of Manafort and the guilty plea by Cohen, the four aides who stood closest to Trump exactly two years ago are all now convicted criminals.
23 August 2018
By Peter Symonds, 21 August 2018
While the report focusses on China’s growing military capabilities and international reach, its build-up is dwarfed by the US military and its world-wide system of alliances and bases.
By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2018
Johnson’s anti-burqa comments and the leadership ambitions that informed them were spurred on by effusive support from Trump and his former adviser, Steve Bannon.
By Andre Damon, 20 August 2018
Ever-increasing social inequality in the United States is incompatible with democratic forms of rule.
By Tom Hall, 20 August 2018
The intervention by Brennan and other ex-intelligence officials on the Sunday talk shows demonstrates the degree to which the spy agencies have become a dominant political force.
By Nick Beams, 20 August 2018
The basic conflict centres on the US demand that China not only lessen the trade deficit but also significantly pull back on its plan to boost its industrial and technological base.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 August 2018
Mattis’ four-nation tour was aimed at countering China’s influence and building up ties between the US and Latin American military commands.
By Joseph Kishore, 18 August 2018
The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: “It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it.”
By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2018
The warfare within the American state pits against each other two deeply reactionary factions of the capitalist ruling elite, personified by Trump and Brennan.
By Nick Beams, 16 August 2018
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, the growing intensity of economic warfare threatens to collapse the financial house of cards created by the multi-trillion-dollar bailout of the global banking system.
By Tom Hall, 15 August 2018
More significant than the content of the tapes recorded by Omarosa Manigault-Newman is the atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue within the White Housethat they reveal.
14 August 2018
By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2018
After a huge media buildup, less than two dozen white supremacists showed up for Sunday’s “rally” outside the White House.
On anniversary of fascist killing in Charlottesville
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2018
Despite a massive media blitz, only a few dozen fascists rallied in front of the White House, dwarfed by thousands of counter-demonstrators.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 August 2018
Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.
By Peter Symonds, 11 August 2018
The US is insisting North Korea hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads, without any significant concessions in return.
By Trévon Austin, 11 August 2018
Vice President Mike Pence announced steps would be taken to create the United States Space Command.
By Eric London, 10 August 2018
The government sought to remove the immigrants from the US while their lawyers were preoccupied arguing the case in court.
By Barry Grey, 10 August 2018
The prosecution of Chris Collins is a political shot by the US intelligence agencies across Trump’s bow.
By Sampath Perera, 10 August 2018
The 12 previous loans Pakistan has obtained from the IMF were all conditional on the imposition of brutal “structural readjustment” measures.
By Nick Beams, 9 August 2018
The US has threatened to impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese products, possibly by the beginning of September following public hearings to be held later this month.
No money for wages, schools, health care, but…
By Barry Grey, 8 August 2018
Trillions are being squandered on inflating stock prices and the fortunes of the CEOs and big investors, while the real wages of US workers continue to decline.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 August 2018
The move is an attack on the working class as a whole and presages intensified efforts to slash funding for social programs upon which millions rely.
By Peter Symonds, 8 August 2018
Under the banner of “peace,” the US is preparing for trade war and war—not only against Iran, but against all potential rivals, including its European and Asian allies.
By E.P. Milligan, 6 August 2018
The chronology suggests that Trump’s revelation of the secret meeting caused concerns and raised questions within the staff and readership of the Times, which the newspaper has sought to contain.
By Eric London, 4 August 2018
Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.
By Nick Beams, 4 August 2018
Coming on top of the tariffs already imposed on $34 billion worth of US goods, the new measures would mean that around 85 percent of US exports to China would be covered.
By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2018
Just months after constitutional changes enabling him to stay in office indefinitely, Xi Jinping is reportedly facing internal criticism from party elders and factional rivals.
4 August 2018
Amid trial of former campaign chairman, Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe “right now”
By Barry Grey, 2 August 2018
The Manafort trial is one of several recent developments pointing to an escalation by Special Counsel Mueller of his campaign against Trump.
By Nick Beams, 2 August 2018
The US is actively considering escalating proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent up from the initial level of 10 percent.
By Kayla Costa, 2 August 2018
Based on the absurd claim that anti-ICE protesters threatened the lives of federal immigration agents, ICE employees sent a cease and desist letter to the mayor.
By Niles Niemuth, 1 August 2018
The Trump administration is preparing to change the calculation of the capital gains tax so as to funnel billions more to the top 10 percent.