The Crisis of American Democracy
30 October 2020
By Patrick Martin, 29 October 2020
Record numbers of voters have cast early votes or voted by mail, an indication of a growing politicization of the American population.
29 October 2020
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling strips tens of thousands of Wisconsinites of their right to vote and facilitates Trump’s plot to remain in power no matter the popular vote.
By Patrick Martin, 27 October 2020
The installation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, without significant resistance by the Democrats, is a key step in Trump’s plans to hijack the presidential election.
26 October 2020
By Kevin Martinez, 26 October 2020
The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota is suing Atlas Aegis for recruiting former Special Operations personnel to patrol polling places.
26 October 2020
By Eric London, 24 October 2020
Renea Turner is a Trump supporter linked to a group of state legislators who have threatened to impeach DeWine or have him “arrested” for his coronavirus lockdown actions.
By Patrick Martin, 22 October 2020
Biden and the Democrats have significantly outraised Trump and the Republicans, with cash from Wall Street and Silicon Valley accounting for much of the difference.
Fair Wayne Bryant, jailed for life for stealing hedge clippers, granted parole by Louisiana Pardon Board
By Helen Halyard, 21 October 2020
Imprisoned for life at the notorious Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana on one count of attempted simple burglary, he was granted parole by a 3-0 vote of the state Parole Board, after being denied parole on three previous occasions.
21 October 2020
By Barry Grey, 21 October 2020
Fauci has already become a target of far-right Trump supporters. He and his wife have received death threats by email, phone and text message.
By Jacob Crosse, 20 October 2020
Meredith Dowty, 59, was charged with criminal threat after sending text messages to a city official in an attempt to ascertain the mayor’s address to facilitate a kidnapping.
As threat of militia violence looms
By Eric London, 20 October 2020
Police leaders announced Monday they would not enforce a recent order by the elected secretary of state aimed at preventing fascist militias from interfering with the November election.
Support Socialist Equality Party candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on Colorado ballot
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 20 October 2020
Coloradans have the chance to officially vote for the genuine opposition—SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz.
17 October 2020
By Kevin Reed, 17 October 2020
The social media platforms Twitter and Facebook blocked and suppressed the sharing of links to a news article from the New York Post on Wednesday in a blatant act of online censorship.
By Joseph Lorenz, 17 October 2020
The extent of Leaf’s political connections to the fascist groups remain unclear, but his own political history highlights the rise of the far right into the mainstream of US politics and the danger posed by these fascists in the coming period.
By Adria French, 17 October 2020
Thirty protesters were shot with rubber bullets and teargassed during a ceremony Monday held at a border checkpoint on O’odham lands in southern Arizona.
By Barry Grey, 17 October 2020
In the course of the hearings, the Democrats deliberately downplayed the connection between the rush to confirm and install Barrett on the Supreme Court and Trump’s conspiracy to carry out an election coup.
Questions surround role of presidential adviser Stephen Moore
Trump calls Whitmer “dictator” as evidence emerges of involvement of Wisconsin militia in Michigan coup plot
By Eric London, 16 October 2020
A transcript of a preliminary hearing held Tuesday in the federal case against conspirators in the Michigan coup plot makes clear that only a fraction of the details have yet been exposed.
Day two of hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: Democrats maintain silence on White House plot to overturn election
By Barry Grey, 14 October 2020
At Tuesday's hearing, the Democrats adopted a posture of cringing respect for the far-right judge, echoing Biden's remark in last month’s presidential debate that she is “a very fine woman.”
Democrats silent on Trump’s election coup plans as confirmation hearings begin on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
By Barry Grey, 13 October 2020
Besides her potential role in an election coup d’etat, Barrett will shift the Supreme Court further to the right, gutting abortion rights, reversing protections for gays, attacking the separation of church and state, lifting restrictions on guns and blocking federal regulation of business.
Eric Trump planned rally at gun store where conspirator worked
By Eric London, 13 October 2020
Today, Eric Trump was scheduled to speak at Hudson Valley Guns in New Huron, Michigan, where one of the 13 men arrested last Thursday for plotting to kidnap and murder Gretchen Whitmer was employed.
Trump intensifies conflict with big tech over Section 230 protections following censorship moves by Facebook and Twitter
By Kevin Reed, 10 October 2020
After Facebook and Twitter both censored Trump for falsely comparing the coronavirus to the flu, the president called for a repeal of the law protecting social media companies from liability for content posted on their platforms.
Thirteen arrested in far-advanced pro-Trump conspiracy to murder Michigan’s governor and overthrow the state government
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2020
The ultra-right conspiracy in Michigan is part of a national plot inspired by the US president to defy the election results and stay in power.
6 October 2020
A video tweeted by President Trump depicting his return to the White House on October 5, 2020 after being hospitalized with COVID-19 was clearly modeled after Hitler's arrival at the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in the Nazi film Triumph of the Will.
By Nick Barrickman, 5 October 2020
An investigation conducted by the Washington Post details how Trump utilized a legal loophole to deploy National Guard troops from various states on the streets of Washington D.C. to suppress protests on June 1.
By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2020
The Republican Party is emboldened in its attacks on working people by the cowardice of the Democrats and the Biden campaign.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 October 2020
The White House is the center of a fascistic conspiracy to overturn the Constitution and establish a presidential dictatorship.
By Chase Lawrence, 29 September 2020
US Army leaders have suggested that the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has played a part in the sharp rise in suicides this year.
By Genevieve Leigh, 29 September 2020
One could hardly have a more inane analysis of American politics than that offered by Jacobin, which explains the unwillingness of the Democrats to oppose Trump’s coup plotting as the product of “learned helplessness.”
By Andre Damon, 25 September 2020
The Democrats are determined to prevent the intervention of the broad mass of the population in opposition to Trump, which would challenge the interests of the financial oligarchy and the geopolitical interests of American imperialism.
By David North, 25 September 2020
This lecture was given by David North, chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, at a public meeting of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia on December 3, 2000 in Sydney.
By Barry Grey, 22 September 2020
The report documents the role that major banks knowingly play in laundering trillions of dollars in dirty money from terrorist organizations, drug cartels and assorted international financial criminals.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 September 2020
The bolstering of the US force with another 100 troops, armored vehicles, and air power heightens the threat of confrontation between the world’s two biggest nuclear powers.
By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2020
The death of liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a vacancy on the highest US judicial panel that President Trump aims to fill with an ultra-right nominee.
By Tom Carter, 21 September 2020
With around-the-clock tributes, the American media is presenting the late Supreme Court justice as a “progressive icon” and a “trailblazing feminist.”
Corporate publications hostile to revelations that CIA spied on Julian Assange and their own journalists
By Oscar Grenfell, 21 September 2020
Corporate publications rebuffed requests that they publish information on the spying, even when it targeted their own journalists.
By Patrick Martin, 15 September 2020
Bloomberg’s announcement is only the largest pledge of support from the financial oligarchy for the Democratic campaign.
By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 15 September 2020
With polls tightening, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders urged the Biden campaign to do a better job of selling its right-wing program to workers and youth.
By Ray Coleman and Nick Barrickman, 5 September 2020
The office of Washington, DC’s Democratic mayor has been upbraided by the federal prosecutor’s office for trying to “skirt constitutional protections and due process.”
By Patrick Martin, 1 September 2020
While Trump seeks to mobilize fascistic elements, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden condemns “looting and rioting” and directs his main appeal to big business and the military.
By Andre Damon, 29 August 2020
The 2020 election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest social, economic and political crisis in the modern history of the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2020
The convention, dominated by hysterical threats against left-wing political opposition, took place against the backdrop of a shooting of demonstrators by a right-wing vigilante.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 August 2020
The Democrats hope that the endless celebration of the trite, empty symbolism of Harris’ candidacy will serve as a repeat of Barack Obama’s run for president in 2008.
By Patrick Martin, 20 August 2020
Following the example of the 2018 elections, the Democratic Party is putting forward a large new group of military-intelligence candidates for Congress in 2020.
By Kevin Reed, 13 August 2020
In a one paragraph order with no legal explanation provided, the US Supreme Court overturned a decision by a trial judge in Oregon relaxing ballot access requirements in consideration of the restrictions imposed on public interaction during the pandemic.
The politics of oligarchy: Federal appeals court blocks SEP challenge to anti-democratic ballot access laws in California
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 8 August 2020
The response of the ruling class and its state to the SEP's legal challenge has been determined by one political motive: Keep socialists off the ballot!
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2020
The appointment of retired Gen. Anthony Tata was carried out by means of a maneuver designed to bypass opposition from both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate.
By Kevin Reed, 4 August 2020
The brief replied to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s claim that April’s right-wing anti-lockdown protests in Lansing means the SEP candidates should have recognized that it was safe to gather signatures.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 August 2020
The American withdrawal plans serve the ruling class in Europe and Germany as an excuse to accelerate their own rearmament plans.
Department of Homeland Security assembles intelligence reports on US journalists covering Portland protests
By Jacob Crosse, 1 August 2020
Such reports have been traditionally used to share information regarding wanted criminals or terrorists across federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Socialist Equality Party (US) National Congress adopts resolution on the coronavirus pandemic and the fight for socialism
By The Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 August 2020
The Congress resolution provides an unequaled analysis of the crisis triggered by the pandemic, directed toward the development of socialist class consciousness and the independent action of the working class.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 July 2020
The illegal seizure of the protester in broad daylight signaled the readiness of the New York Police Department to use the authoritarian methods made infamous by Trump’s paramilitary forces in Portland.
By Patrick Martin, 30 July 2020
The former Obama national security advisor is identified with illegal wars, drone missile assassinations and an aggressive posture towards both Russia and China.
By Kristina Betinis, 25 July 2020
Illinois Democratic lawmakers have made public statements aimed at assuaging public fears that the federal forces will crack down on anti-police violence protesters in Chicago, just as they have in Portland.
By Nick Beams, 23 July 2020
The main qualification of Judy Shelton in Trump’s eyes is that she has changed her economic views in line with changes in the occupancy of the White House.
By Mike Head, 23 July 2020
The White House, facing a massive domestic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking to divert internal tensions outward.
By Kevin Reed, 21 July 2020
Trump said on Monday that he was extending the use of federal law enforcement officers to New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland to arrest protesters.
By Hector Cordon and Julio Patron, 16 July 2020
Portland is being used by the Trump administration as a test case for the deployment of heavily armed federal agents to suppress popular protests against police brutality.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2020
Air Force helicopter pilot and war veteran Mary Jennings Hegar, a former Republican, will be the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Texas.
By Barry Grey, 11 July 2020
Biden offered no opposition to Trump’s “back-to-work” drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.
By Kevin Reed, 11 July 2020
Whatever the outcome of Maxwell’s arraignment on Tuesday, more revelations about the activities and relationships of Jeffrey Epstein and his confidante should be anticipated.
By Genevieve Leigh, 11 July 2020
The Biden-Sanders collaboration has produced a total repudiation of all of the central pillars of Sanders’ campaign, in the midst of an unprecedented social and political crisis of world capitalism.
SEP presidential candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access restrictions in California
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP Vice Presidential Candidate, 2 July 2020
The Socialist Equality Party’s candidates argued in court filings Tuesday that the state’s requirement that the candidates gather 200,000 voter signatures is impossible to meet during the pandemic and a violation of basic democratic rights.
Workers, young people denounce undemocratic efforts to keep Socialist Equality Party off the ballot in Michigan
By our reporters, 2 July 2020
Workers and youth voiced support for the SEP election campaign in the United States.
By Jessica Goldstein, 2 July 2020
Caterpillar is one of many US-based corporations that have laid off workers and cut jobs and pay since the pandemic took hold in the US, as it continued to pay out dividends to investors.
By Barry Grey, 1 July 2020
Fauci's testimony underscored the grim reality that the pandemic in the US is now far more widespread than it was at its previous height in late March and early April.
1 July 2020
By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2020
Voter turnout swelled despite the coronavirus threat, with many voters choosing to vote early or cast mail-in ballots.
By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020
A three-judge panel ruled by two-to-one on Wednesday that the perjury charges against the former Trump national security advisor—to which he had already pleaded guilty—should be quashed immediately.
By Patrick Martin, 23 June 2020
The former Trump national security advisor has given numerous anti-Trump press interviews to promote his newly launched—and lucrative—White House memoir.
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2020
Fed chairman Jerome Powell said it would take some time before employment and economic activity returned to pre-pandemic levels.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 June 2020
Encouraged by President Trump and working in concert with local police departments, far-right elements have been allowed to attack and intimidate peaceful protesters across the country.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2020
Whatever the friction between the US Attorney’s office and the UAW, both share as their central aim the suppression of the rising tide of opposition among autoworkers.
By Niles Niemuth and Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2020
What is absent from all of the media commentary on police violence, let alone the statements from bourgeois politicians, is any examination of what the police are and their relationship to capitalist society.
17 June 2020
Supporters of the SEP are fighting to gather 5,000 electronic signatures to place Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on the ballot for the general election in November.
National Guard fired the shot that killed David McAtee in Louisville during protest against police violence
By Kevin Reed, 12 June 2020
Laboratory tests have determined that McAtee was shot and killed by a member of the Kentucky National Guard during an assault on protesters last week.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2020
The president is seeking to manufacture a pretext for violent repression and the establishment of an authoritarian regime in America.
12 June 2020
By Niles Niemuth, 10 June 2020
The murder of Floyd, caught on bystander cellphone video in excruciating detail, has served as a catalyst for the largest nationwide and international outpouring of political opposition in decades.
Proponents of racial politics react with hostility to multi-racial protests against police murder of George Floyd
By Nick Barrickman, 10 June 2020
Democratic Party officials and their black nationalist supporters have denounced white “outside agitators.”
By Kevin Reed, 9 June 2020
Protests demanding justice for Floyd and against police violence continued on Monday for the fourteenth day in a row.
By Barry Grey, 9 June 2020
The “Justice in Policing” bill, a collection of minor reforms that has no chance of being passed by the Senate and signed by Trump, is aimed at containing and dissipating mounting social protest.
By Patrick Martin, 9 June 2020
The last straw was the publication of a column by Senator Tom Cotton calling for military intervention to suppress the protests against police violence.
By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2020
The White House’s planned use of anti-terrorism units to apprehend “agitators” is aimed at criminalizing opposition to police violence and the policies of the oligarchy.
By Jacob Crosse, 3 June 2020
Curfews, mass arrests and police terror have not quelled the powerful movement of youth and workers of all races and ethnicities in response to the police murder of George Floyd.
By Andre Damon, 3 June 2020
In contrast to the heroism of the demonstrators, the Democrats have responded to Trump’s dictatorial measures with their typical display of fecklessness, cowardice and complicity.
By Jerry White, 2 June 2020
Claims that David McAtee was killed after police and National Guard troops “returned fire” from protesters fell apart after the Louisville mayor declared there was no body camera footage of the incident.
By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2020
The president and his son-in-law Jared Kushner are laying the basis for declaring an election defeat in November to be illegitimate.
By Jessica Goldstein, 27 May 2020
The full cost of the massive corporate bailout and the collapse in state and local tax revenues will be borne by the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2020
The firing stemmed from a probe into the Trump administration’s declaration of a “state of emergency” to prevent Congress holding up arms sales to the Saudi monarchy.
Senate hearing for Fed’s Powell, Treasury’s Mnuchin shows bipartisan support for bailout, back-to-work drive
By Barry Grey, 20 May 2020
The prize for sheer demagogy and hypocrisy at the hearing went to Sherrod Brown of Ohio, an economic nationalist and close ally of the trade union bureaucracy.
By Kevin Reed, 20 May 2020
Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray outlined plans to force manufacturers to build backdoor access into consumer mobile devices.
By David Walsh, 20 May 2020
Farrow has been the golden boy of the American media since the publication of his supposed exposé of Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker magazine in October 2017.
20 May 2020
US Senator Richard Burr steps down as intelligence chairman amid investigation into pre-pandemic stock dump
By Jacob Crosse, 15 May 2020
As part of an ongoing Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission’s probe into insider trading, FBI agents have seized the North Carolina senator's personal cell phone.
By Thomas Scripps, 15 May 2020
The “Russian connection” was baldly asserted by the Democratic Party, US intelligence officials and the corporate media