By James Brewer, 4 March 2020
Mayor Mike Duggan painted a rosy picture of a city which has become a Mecca for cheap labor.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2020
Black Democratic Party officials have been mobilized to use racial politics as a barrier to the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
On eve of South Carolina and “Super Tuesday” primaries
By Patrick Martin, 29 February 2020
There is increasing talk of using the anti-democratic procedures of a “brokered convention” to block the nomination of the Vermont senator.
The Trump administration’s incompetent and criminally negligent response to the coronavirus outbreak
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 29 February 2020
The disastrous state of preparedness for the coronavirus is the product of decades of ruling class policy that has subordinated the most basic social needs to war and the endless accumulation of wealth.
By David North and Andre Damon, 26 February 2020
The illustration, which has multiple characteristics associated with anti-Semitic depictions of Jewish people by the Nazis, strikingly resembles an image published in October 1936 in the Nazi propaganda magazine Der Stürmer.
By Warren Duzak, 26 February 2020
Students, alumni and faculty spoke out against the proposed merger of Watkins College of Art with Belmont University at a pop-up art exhibit on Saturday.
By Eric London, 26 February 2020
Weinstein’s conviction has established the “breakthrough” principle that a criminal conviction can be secured without reliable and verifiable evidence. The working class and poor will suffer the consequences.
By Patrick Martin, 25 February 2020
The Democratic presidential frontrunner said he would go to war in support of NATO and other US military allies, and to defend Taiwan against China.
David North and Joseph Kishore address international online audience in Socialist Equality Party town hall election meeting
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 25 February 2020
Watch the recording of the successful campaign kick-off town hall meeting streamed to workers and supporters around the world.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 24 February 2020
Reflecting the importance the US now places on India and the Indian Ocean in its strategy to counter China, the Pentagon recently renamed its Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command.
By Patrick Martin, 24 February 2020
The Democratic establishment and the corporate media are now peddling the lie that Sanders is the beneficiary of Russian intervention in the 2020 elections.
By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2020
Despite the intervention of the intelligence agencies, the corporate media and the Democratic Party establishment, young and working class voters gave overwhelming support to Sanders.
By Barry Grey, 22 February 2020
On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that “US officials” told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.
By Adam McLean, 22 February 2020
The CWU’s attack on Sanders’ proposal for “Medicare for All” is motivated by its financial interests in the health care fund that it operates.
By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2020
All five rivals of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders indicated they would deny him the nomination even if he won the most votes in the primaries.
By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020
Those who attended were told to integrate themselves fully into the Democratic primary election campaign of Bernie Sanders. The fundamental aim of the event organizers was to disabuse young people of the notion that socialism entails an independent struggle for political power.
By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2020
The criminal in the White House expunged the lawbreaking records of two billionaires and two political hatchetmen for big business.
By Nick Beams, 20 February 2020
Milken was a pioneer of the financial mechanisms which have led to the greatest accumulation of wealth by the financial oligarchy ever seen, at the expense of the working class.
“For once we actually know where the money is coming from”
By Niles Niemuth, 20 February 2020
Abrams said Bloomberg’s spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the Democratic nomination is like a candidate “using their dog” to get support.
By Barry Grey, 19 February 2020
There are growing concerns within the party apparatus and much of the corporate elite that wins for Sanders in Nevada and South Carolina could make his nomination unstoppable.
By Kristina Betinis, 19 February 2020
The CTU leaders are cultivating ever-closer ties to the Democratic Party political establishment, which is campaigning to defeat a Sanders nomination.
By Eric London and Tom Mackaman, 17 February 2020
Georgetown historian Michael Kazin’s February 13 column falsifies history in an attempt to convince an increasingly radical population that they must not break from the Democratic Party.
Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of militarized police forces to cities throughout the country is aimed at terrorizing immigrant neighborhoods and is a warning to the entire working class.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2020
The rallying of officeholders and media pundits to the billionaire candidate exposes the real class character of the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2020
The growing support for a self-styled “democratic socialist” has been met by anti-communist diatribes and media smears.
By Andre Damon, 15 February 2020
The new policy was announced as Trump gave a fascistic speech to border patrol agents, pledging to fight the “left.”
Trump administration’s national counterintelligence strategy focuses on “hacktivists, leaktivists and public disclosure organizations”
By Kevin Reed, 15 February 2020
A major assault on First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press is being prepared.
By Andre Damon, 14 February 2020
Strengthened by the failure of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, President Trump has accelerated his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency in every sphere.
By Niles Niemuth, 14 February 2020
The immediate response of elected African-American Democrats to the exposure of the billionaire Bloomberg’s racist remarks was to boost him as the only candidate who can defeat President Donald Trump in November.
By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 14 February 2020
The answers given by Sanders’ campaign to a foreign policy survey published this month by the Times provide a revealing picture of the attitude of the self-styled “democratic socialist” to American imperialism and war.
By Nick Beams, 13 February 2020
Markets are soaring as the Federal Reserve makes clear it stands ready to inject still more cheap money into the financial system in the event of any significant market downturn.
By Barry Grey, 13 February 2020
Following the Democrats’ failed impeachment drive, President Trump is moving to consolidate his personal control over the government and surround himself with officials directly dependent on his approval.
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2020
The self-styled “democratic socialist” defeated two more right-wing candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.
By Sam Dalton, 12 February 2020
While the Democrats wasted no time jettisoning their facade of ‘progressive’ politics in the face of resistance from the NYPD and other law-and-order advocates, the Republicans have taken the opportunity to push their fascistic appeals.
By Eric London, 12 February 2020
The announcement begins the staged process in which the Democratic Party feigns indignation over the proposed cuts only to ultimately accede to many of the demands.
By Lily Zhao, 12 February 2020
The work won in the best documentary feature category at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.
On eve of New Hampshire primary
By Patrick Martin, 10 February 2020
With polls showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the likely first-place finisher in tomorrow’s Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, Sanders’ opponents have focused their attacks on his public identification as a “democratic socialist.”
By Kevin Reed, 10 February 2020
The Trump administration is scheduled to release a 2021 budget plan on Monday that includes deep reductions in entitlement programs and other mandatory spending while increasing funding for the military and the Department of Homeland Security.
After impeachment debacle and Iowa chaos
By Barry Grey, 8 February 2020
The Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.
By Kevin Reed, 8 February 2020
The assault on end-to-end encryption is part of the ongoing drive by the state to censor and regulate content on the internet.
By Noel Katsuki and George Gallanis, 8 February 2020
House Bill 1057 targets transgender youth by criminalizing the provision of gender transition care to minors by doctors.
By Patrick Martin, 7 February 2020
The effort to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with DNC Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the state.
By Joseph Lorenz, 7 February 2020
The Democratic Party rebuttal included hypocritical invocations of democracy, demagogic appeals to struggling workers and falsification of the party’s reactionary record.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2020
Writing in the Guardian, Sunkara claims that “we should have confidence” in the “integrity” of the vote in Iowa, arguing that the DNC will not “steal the election from Bernie Sanders.”
By Bryan Dyne, 6 February 2020
The diatribe by Rodney Garcia mirrors the fascistic appeals of President Trump.
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 6 February 2020
From the beginning of the Trump presidency, the Democrats have worked to channel mass popular opposition to Trump behind their own right-wing, militarist agenda.
By Andre Damon, 5 February 2020
The annual State of the Union address has long been an exercise in delusion and fraud, but Trump’s remarks yesterday raised this ritualistic exercise to new heights.
By Patrick Martin, 5 February 2020
All the filth and corruption of capitalist politics is being poured into the 2020 elections to counter the shift to the left among youth and working people.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2020
The action, which was clearly directed from the top, comes amidst an unprecedented intervention from the Democratic Party leadership against the Sanders campaign.
As White House asserts unchecked presidential powers
By Barry Grey, 4 February 2020
The Democrats’ final arguments only underscored the reactionary basis of their impeachment drive.
On eve of Iowa caucuses
By Patrick Martin, 3 February 2020
Sanders’ response to the barrage of smears was to reiterate his support for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.
Amy Klobuchar, endorsed by New York Times, denounced for railroading black teenager to prison for life
By David Walsh, 3 February 2020
Like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, Klobuchar personifies the use of gender and racial politics to provide a phony “progressive” veneer to the grasping ambitions of middle class reactionaries of all stripes.
By Andre Damon, 1 February 2020
The Democrats, refusing to oppose Trump on the basis of his real crimes, sought to use impeachment to settle differences over foreign policy.
By Kate Randall, 1 February 2020
The Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid changes could slash benefits for millions of recipients, while opening the door for a broader assault on other entitlement programs.
By Jacob Crosse, 1 February 2020
The campaign from top Democratic Party officials against Sanders and their determination to undermine his candidacy only exposes the bankruptcy of Sanders’ claim that the Democratic Party can be reformed.
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2020
While nominally directed against Russia and right-wing “trolls,” the proposal would open the way to a sweeping attack on the democratic rights of the American people.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2020
While the Democrats embrace the war criminal John Bolton, the Republicans portray the president as essentially above the law, an elected dictator.
By Adam Mclean, 30 January 2020
James Mitchell, an Air Force veteran and psychologist who was a leading architect of torture methods used at US “black sites” testified that he threatened to cut the throat of the son of detainee Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
By Barry Grey, 29 January 2020
An architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bolton has advocated wars for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen and North Korea.
By Jill Lux and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 January 2020
The highly contested rule, which was announced last August, altered existing immigration law to allow the administration to deny visas to legal immigrants who it claims would rely on the government’s assistance.
By Barry Mason, 29 January 2020
The UK government have gone into full damage-limitation mode over the explosive conflict, but US Secretary of State Pompeo will not be fooled by such theatrics and will dismiss any appeals regarding Sacoolas, knowing they are made purely for the record.
“The time is now to fight for genuine socialism and an end to capitalist exploitation”
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore opens 2020 campaign with address to students and supporters in Michigan
By our reporters, 29 January 2020
There is a clear alternative facing the American and international working class, Kishore said at the meeting, capitalist barbarism or international socialism.
By Patrick Martin, 28 January 2020
The carefully timed leak of Bolton’s White House revelations has overshadowed the defense mounted by Trump’s attorneys in the Senate impeachment trial.
By Nancy Hanover, 28 January 2020
On January 22, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a deeply reactionary case which takes aim at both the democratic principle of separation of church and state and the right to free, universal public education.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 January 2020
The New York congresswoman declared recently that, in any country but the United States, she and former Vice President Joe Biden would be in different political parties.
By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2020
Senate Republicans seem determined to bring the trial to an end by Friday of this week.
Socialist Equality Party to run Joseph Kishore for president, Norissa Santa Cruz for vice president in 2020 US elections
27 January 2020
The alternative confronting the working class is clear: capitalist barbarism or international socialism. The Socialist Equality Party, in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International, will use this campaign to advance the struggle of the working class against capitalism. Sign up today to get involved!
By Genevieve Leigh, 27 January 2020
The New York congresswoman declared recently that, in any country but the United States, she and former Vice President Joe Biden would be in different political parties.
As Democrats promote anti-Russia hysteria
By Barry Grey, 25 January 2020
Trump railed against the “far left” in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.
By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2020
A casual viewer might have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump, was on trial.
By Barry Grey, 22 January 2020
The statements on the Senate floor by both the lawyers for Trump and the House impeachment managers made clear the right-wing, antidemocratic politics of both warring factions.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2020
The public and vicious campaign by Democratic Party leaders against Sanders only underscores the political bankruptcy of his perspective of reforming this organization.
Trump administration ramps up campaign to abolish strong data encryption in aftermath of Pensacola terror shooting
By Kevin Reed, 21 January 2020
The administration, following in the footsteps of the Obama White House, is moving to attack privacy rights protected by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.
By Patrick Martin, 20 January 2020
The president’s tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
By David Walsh, 20 January 2020
This is a political stink bomb, borrowed from the #MeToo playbook, typical of American politics in its putrefaction.
By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2020
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump’s increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
By Barry Grey, 16 January 2020
The onset of the Senate trial takes place in the context of an explosive political and social crisis and internal warfare within the American state without parallel since the Civil War.
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2020
All six candidates—including the nominal “socialist” Bernie Sanders—criticized Trump’s actions from the standpoint of advocating a more carefully considered strategy to advance the interests of American imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 15 January 2020
Following Trump’s order for the murder of Iranian General Suleimani, his denunciations of political opponents for “taking the side of terrorists” can only be interpreted as a threat of violence.
By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2020
The increased support for the Vermont senator is linked to mounting antiwar sentiment in the midst of the Iran crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 13 January 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next step would be taken Tuesday at a meeting of the House Democratic caucus.
After millions march against US imperialism in the Middle East
By Barry Grey, 11 January 2020
Trump’s biggest asset is his nominal political opposition, the Democratic Party.
By Tom Hall, 11 January 2020
Sanders’ stated opposition to Trump’s threatened war in Iran is a political trap being set for workers and youth.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2020
On Thursday, House Democrats backed a “concurrent” resolution that places no meaningful restrictions on Trump’s ability to launch a war against Iran.
By Sam Dalton, 10 January 2020
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, reaps millions through her family’s connections with the super-rich.
By Nick Beams, 9 January 2020
The key message from the annual meeting of the American Economic Association last weekend was that central banks do not have the tools to cope with a world of low inflation and low interest rates.
By Barry Grey, 8 January 2020
It was the decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine, which is fighting a US proxy war against Russian-backed separatists, that triggered a furious conflict within the state and the Trump administration itself.
By Kevin Reed, 7 January 2020
A “60 Minutes” segment reveals new evidence about the death of the multi-millionaire sex offender consistent with suspicions that he was murdered and did not commit suicide.
By Patrick Martin, 6 January 2020
The candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination have sought to disguise their support for American imperialism with insincere appeals to popular antiwar sentiment.
Senator Bernie Sanders leads preliminary Democratic fundraising totals for fourth quarter and all of 2019
By Patrick Martin, 3 January 2020
The support for Sanders shows that American population is moving to the left, even as the Democrats move further to the right.
By Andre Damon, 31 December 2019
The ferocity with which the entire US national security apparatus responded to a temporary delay in sending anti-tank missiles and radar to Ukraine raises the question: Is there a timetable for using these weapons in combat against Russia?
By Kayla Costa, 30 December 2019
Representative Matthew Shea mobilized support for armed militia standoffs, and drafted a document of rules for militia-based war during his time in office.
By Patrick Martin, 30 December 2019
A new report documents the gruesome record of the Navy Seal commander Trump has praised and pardoned.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 December 2019
Syrian government troops backed by Russian air power have advanced on the last redoubt of Al Qaeda-linked militias in Idlib province.
By Patrick Martin, 27 December 2019
The two billionaires combined have outspent the rest of the Democrat field three times over.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2019
The temporary halt to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has dramatically intensified tensions between the United States and the European powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2019
The record $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act was passed with the overwhelming support of House and Senate Democrats.
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2019
The seven candidates said nothing about the fact that the impeachment of Trump was bracketed by congressional votes in which the Democratic Party endorsed Trump’s key legislative priorities.
By Patrick Martin, 20 December 2019
One day after the US House of Representatives adopted two articles of impeachment against President Trump, the House passed Trump’s top policy priority for 2019, the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, by a massive bipartisan margin.
By Evan Blake, 19 December 2019
The right-wing basis on which the Democrats have impeached Trump is underscored by the bipartisan support for the fascistic president’s political agenda demonstrated in the budget measures approved by Congress.