By Kevin Reed, 6 July 2020
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia declared that “Our workplaces can be very safe places to be,” even as hospitalizations broke records in states across the country.
As COVID-19 pandemic explodes out of control
By Barry Grey, 4 July 2020
Trump sought to use recent attacks on monuments to leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War to brand protesters against police killings as "far-left fascists," while hailing the police and right-wing militia groups and pledging to crack down on opponents of his authoritarian and pro-corporate policies.
Millions in the US face catastrophe as federal unemployment relief set to expire amid surging pandemic
By Kevin Reed, 4 July 2020
The combined economic impact of the raging pandemic and the imminent cutoff of $600 weekly federal assistance is leading to a social catastrophe for millions across the US.
By Gabriel Black, 4 July 2020
The $7.9 trillion in 401(k) retirement funds will be used to buttress private equity markets and further enrich the financial oligarchy.
An assault on separation of church and state as well as public education
By John Burton and Ed Hightower, 3 July 2020
Undermining the wall between church and state, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot deny funding to religious schools, sweeping aside dozens of state constitutional provisions enacted to protect public education.
By Kevin Reed, 3 July 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on Thursday and charged by a federal court in Manhattan with six counts related to her alleged collaboration with Jeffrey Epstein in a sex ring that involved girls as young as 14 years old.
By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2020
While both the corporate-controlled parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are moving to the right, the bulk of the population is moving to the left.
By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2020
The Washington frenzy against Russia has been triggered by a lying propaganda campaign initiated by the New York Times.
By Kate Randall, 27 June 2020
An overturn of the Affordable Care Act would wipe out health care coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.
By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2020
The CIA has released a TV commercial portraying the agency as a diverse workplace and appeals to young people to become US spies.
By Benjamin Mateus, 27 June 2020
As the globe rapidly approaches ten million cases of COVID-19, the United States continues to ignore any public health measures to contain the pandemic.
By Sam Wayne, 27 June 2020
Members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America have published a joint statement with the youth section of SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left.”
By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2020
The BOK Arena was less than half-filled, according to official estimates, a signal of the deepening crisis of the Trump administration and his reelection campaign.
By Keith Jones, 20 June 2020
Senior US official David Stilwell provocatively told a press briefing that the Chinese army had “invaded” the “contested area” between India and China.
By Barry Grey, 20 June 2020
In the run-up to his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday evening, President Donald Trump is focusing his energies on issuing threats against counter-protesters and incitements to fascistic elements and police officers.
“How can dissent be illegal when that is how the country was started?”
By Phyllis Steele, 20 June 2020
Educators in Oklahoma, who waged a wildcat strike in 2018, are still ranked near the bottom in the US in pay and per pupil funding.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 June 2020
Neither Klobuchar nor the “women of color” being considered for vice president have anything to do with progressive politics.
By Ray Coleman, 20 June 2020
Top-level changes at US police departments are bound to continue as public opinion increasingly turns against repressive state measures against peaceful demonstrators.
By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020
The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.
By Patrick Martin, 19 June 2020
Press reviews indicate that Bolton’s book attacks Trump entirely from the right, expressing particular bitterness that the administration did not go to war against Iran.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 19 June 2020
A 5-4 majority cited the administration’s failure to provide a “reasoned explanation” as the basis for Trump’s decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.
By Matthew MacEgan, 15 June 2020
The Atlanta police chief resigned after officers killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant Friday night.
By Dmitri Church and Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s co-option of the slogan as protests surge throughout the US and internationally is an attempt to cover up the record of the Democratic Party.
15 June 2020
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign produced an ad last week in which she brandished an assault rifle and warned “antifa” demonstrators to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia.”
In response to protests over police violence
By Genevieve Leigh, 13 June 2020
Sanders’ position boils down to an absolute defense of the police, which are an instrument of class rule.
By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2020
Voters described waits as long as four hours, a lack of machines and precincts running out of ballots.
By Barry Grey, 8 June 2020
The political situation in the US remains on a knife edge as Trump’s fascistic cabal continues to plot against the Constitution.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2020
In publishing a fascistic diatribe by Senator Tom Cotton, headlined, “Send in the troops,” the Times editorial page tacitly sided with a military takeover of the United States.
1 June 2020
Throughout the country, police attacked nonviolent protestors and journalists with batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and even vehicles.
Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 June 2020
Trump’s calls for police violence and repression have been a common theme throughout his administration. Trump views the police as a potential power base for a dictatorial and fascistic regime.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2020
US President Trump dramatically escalated his reckless anti-China campaign yesterday, making clear that a dangerous confrontation between the two countries is all but inevitable.
By Jacob Crosse, 30 May 2020
The three senators, along with a fourth who remains under investigation, dumped large stock holdings based on classified briefings in January about the impending coronavirus disaster.
Memorial Day in America: 100,000 COVID-19 deaths surpass combined US combat fatalities in Korea and Vietnam
By Barry Grey, 25 May 2020
A false narrative dominates the entire coverage of the expanding pandemic—that human life must be balanced against the “economy,” by which is meant the economy of the rich.
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2020
The verbal outburst against host Charlamagne Tha God gave a glimpse of the cynical calculations that underlie the Democratic presidential campaign.
Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the US South
By Bryan Dyne, 23 May 2020
The spike in cases in such divergent areas of the country is another indication that, contrary to official policy, the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is not slowing but increasing.
By Benjamin Mateus, 23 May 2020
President Trump claimed this week he had been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure. His statements demonstrate both ignorance and hostility to science.
By Alex Findijs, 23 May 2020
The design of the program will inevitably lead to a disproportionate share of funding flowing to large firms.
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020
International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.
By Genevieve Leigh, 23 May 2020
Since ending his second bid for the presidency, Sanders has worked to browbeat his supporters into backing Joe Biden.
Trump official blames high US coronavirus death toll on the diversity that “unfortunately” exists in the population
By Jacob Crosse, 19 May 2020
The fascistic comment is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to find an excuse for its catastrophic performance in the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2020
Blaming China not only deflects attention from the Trump administration’s responsibility for the horrific US death toll, but feeds into its anti-China trade war measures.
Purge of government watchdogs escalates drive for authoritarian rule
By Barry Grey, 18 May 2020
Over the past six weeks, Trump also has removed the inspectors general of the Intelligence Community, Defense and Health and Human Services.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 May 2020
Sanders used the national platform afforded him to once again urge his supporters to vote for the right-wing Democratic candidate.
By Peter Symonds, 16 May 2020
The US president’s phony allegations—that China failed to prevent COVID-19 becoming a global pandemic—have been integrated into Washington’s trade war measures.
By Jacob Crosse, 16 May 2020
In a near party-line vote, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed a fourth stimulus bill that has no chance of being approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.
By Kevin Reed, 16 May 2020
The Senate voted 80 to 16 to reauthorize the domestic surveillance provisions of the USA Freedom Act, including rejection of an amendment that would have barred law enforcement from accessing the internet browsing and search histories of citizens.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2020
After fostering an abortive mercenary invasion aimed at overthrowing Venezuela’s government and murdering its president, the US placed Caracas on a list of governments deemed uncooperative in the “war on terrorism.”
By Alexander Fangmann, 16 May 2020
Colleges and universities across the US are announcing layoffs and eliminating programs in response to declines in state revenue and financial pressures from dormitory refunds and other costs incurred as they moved classes online.
By Andre Damon, 16 May 2020
Proponents of “herd immunity” argue that measures to contain COVID-19 should be abandoned, allowing the disease to infect billions of people and kill countless millions.
By Barry Grey, 14 May 2020
The political charade and partisan grandstanding now under way serve to mask the bipartisan unity when it comes to protecting the basic class interests of the ruling elite.
By our reporter, 14 May 2020
The results were a blow to the Democrats, who lost a seat in California they had first captured in 2018.
By Andre Damon, 14 May 2020
The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has produced a TV ad echoing the Trump administration’s false claims that China misled the world about COVID-19.
By Genevieve Leigh, 14 May 2020
The announcement of the membership of the task forces is an effort on the part of Sanders to provide the right-wing Biden campaign with a “progressive” gloss amidst growing social unrest.
By Barry Grey, 12 May 2020
In a Washington Post column Joe Biden criticizes Trump’s handling of the pandemic from the standpoint of disaffected sections of business.
By Genevieve Leigh, 12 May 2020
Sanders glossed over the reality of the health and economic catastrophe facing millions of workers and made no mention of the corporate bailouts for which he has voted in the Senate.
By Patrick Martin, 9 May 2020
The dropping of perjury charges against retired General Flynn—to which he had already pled guilty—is a further step toward the consolidation of an authoritarian regime in Washington.
By Jacob Crosse, 7 May 2020
Bush’s call for national unity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic received a hostile reaction from thousands of social media users.
By Peter Symonds, 2 May 2020
US President Trump has stepped up his propaganda war and threats against China, blaming it for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has cost the lives of more than 230,000 people internationally.
By Kevin Reed, 2 May 2020
The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
By Jacob Crosse, 2 May 2020
While $45 billion has been allocated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the CARES Act, a memo from Trump bans the agency giving burial funds to thousands of victims.
By David Walsh, 2 May 2020
The deaths of 65,000 people and the collapse of jobs and incomes have not shaken the Democrats, who are as callous as Donald Trump, but a sex scandal is another matter.
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 May 2020
Despite his long record of opposition to super PACs, Sanders has remained silent on the creation of the “Future to Believe In” political action committee.
By Barry Grey, 30 April 2020
Coming one day after the endorsement of Biden by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the event signaled the alignment of all factions of the Democratic Party behind the most right-wing of the major contestants in this year's Democratic primaries.
By Shuvu Batta, 30 April 2020
The action is an effort to block the election of a sizeable delegation pledged to Bernie Sanders.
Amid simmering crisis over sexual assault charges
By Barry Grey, 28 April 2020
The unity at the top has not resolved the Democratic Party’s deep crisis.
By Nick Beams, 27 April 2020
Summers has a long history of supporting all the measures leading to the financialization of the American economy and the siphoning off of wealth and income to its upper layers.
By Barry Grey, 25 April 2020
Declaring bankruptcy would allow state governments to override laws and state constitutional provisions that guarantee the pension benefits of retired public workers.
By Dan Conway, 25 April 2020
The cuts announced by the Democratic mayor herald an onslaught of similar measures in other US cities and states.
By Kristina Betinis, 25 April 2020
After a procedural delay, a vote to approve the measure that gives Lightfoot substantial sway over the city budget took place Friday.
By Eric London and David North, 25 April 2020
Ignorance, cronyism and gangsterism at the pinnacle of the American state.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 April 2020
Last week the Nation magazine published an open letter, signed by 60 former leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society, which calls on Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Joe Biden.
By Tom Carter, 21 April 2020
As strikes and walkouts break out with increasing frequency, the political establishments around the world stumble further and further to the right.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 April 2020
The inadequate response of the Obama-Biden administration to previous viral outbreaks demonstrates the responsibility of both big-business parties for the horrific toll being wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
As states plan unprecedented budget cuts
By Phyllis Steele and Evan Blake, 21 April 2020
Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are utilizing the crisis to push through their right-wing agenda of block grants, defunding public education and promoting charter, religious and private schools.
By Barry Grey, 20 April 2020
With his new ads, Biden lines up behind Trump's anti-China witch hunt, seeking merely to turn the chauvinist and war-mongering agitation against Trump himself.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 April 2020
As in 2016, but now under much more explosive social and political conditions, Sanders is exchanging his “political revolution against the establishment” for the thin gruel of “lesser evil” politics.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 April 2020
In an interview with the New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez did not articulate a single demand as a condition for her support for the Biden campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2020
Appointed incumbent Daniel Kelly lost to Democrat Jill Karofsky despite Republican Party efforts to rig the voting in last week’s election, whose results were released April 13.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 14 April 2020
Sanders’ endorsement of Biden is the shabby outcome of his campaign, the entire purpose of which was to prevent social and political opposition from breaking free of the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2020
Biden's main concern is “how we get our economy back on track,” in other words, how the American capitalist class can resume the process of extracting profit from the labor of workers.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 11 April 2020
By the US government’s own calculations, a premature return to work could lead to 140,000 additional deaths.
By Eric London, 11 April 2020
The main purpose of a recent forum hosted by Jacobin magazine was to answer the question “Where to go next?” with a definitive: “Nowhere, stay in the Democratic Party.”
By Genevieve Leigh, 11 April 2020
The mechanisms established to manage stimulus money primarily exist to bail out the major corporations, further enrich the banks, and to secure Wall Street.
A modest proposal from Thomas Friedman
By Patrick Martin, 10 April 2020
Friedman's proposal for a Biden “national unity cabinet” is only the crudest expression of the right-wing embrace of the Democratic nominee.
As social struggles mount over coronavirus pandemic
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 9 April 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally ended his campaign for president on Wednesday and called on his supporters to back former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Vote and Die”
By Niles Niemuth, 9 April 2020
The decision to hold an election in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak which has already killed tens of thousands of people is a criminal act by both parties which will guarantee more infections and deaths in the US.
By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2020
While the US government expedites the flood of cash to the wealthy and slow-walks any assistance to workers and sections of the lower-middle class, the economic collapse is accelerating.
By Jacob Crosse and Patrick Martin, 7 April 2020
The court has sided with the Republican-controlled state legislature against the Democratic governor, in an action that threatens the lives of thousands of Wisconsin voters, told to risk COVID-19 infection by going to the polls.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 April 2020
Sanders presented his proposal for a new bill in Congress to address the coronavirus pandemic this past Saturday.
By Fred Mazelis, 7 April 2020
The right-wing politician has enforced brutal austerity throughout his decade in office.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2020
The diagnosis underscores the real dangers facing the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and all military personnel, to which Trump is entirely indifferent.
By Kranti Kumara, 4 April 2020
Governor Brian Kemp claimed that “he did not know until the last 24 hours” that persons infected with the coronavirus but showing no symptoms could infect others.
By Trévon Austin and Patrick Martin, 2 April 2020
Fourteen states have either delayed presidential primaries or extended deadlines for voting by mail.
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 April 2020
Ocasio-Cortez is increasingly lining up behind the Democratic Party establishment at the very point that the coronavirus catastrophe is demonstrating the failure of the capitalist system and discrediting all of its political parties and representatives.
By Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey, 30 March 2020
As Trump’s top health advisers warn of a rapid escalation of infections and deaths across the country, the White House, visibly in crisis, shifts from one stop-gap policy to another.
House passes Senate “rescue” bill
By Barry Grey, 28 March 2020
The bill amounts to virtually unlimited funding for the corporate and financial aristocracy, with no real strings attached.
By Andre Damon, 28 March 2020
The capitalist system has proven entirely unable to provide the most basic necessities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic—including ventilators and protective equipment—threatening hundreds of thousands of lives.
Democratic Socialists of America, Haymarket Books hold online event to boost Democratic Party amid coronavirus crisis
By Eric London, 28 March 2020
The event was called to paper over the role of the Democratic Party in creating conditions for the coronavirus to wreak havoc on the population of the US.
As US cases of COVID-19 surpass all other countries
By Joseph Kishore, 27 March 2020
Amidst an expanding pandemic, which is still in its early stages, the Trump administration is intensifying its efforts to force a return to work, which would endanger the lives of millions of workers.