By Barry Grey, 30 March 2019
Behind Trump’s fascistic tirades and his gloating at the expense of the Democrats lie desperation and fear at the growth of social opposition in the working class.
By Kristina Betinis, 29 March 2019
Two Democratic candidates, Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot, are locked in a bitter fight for the mayor’s office.
By Andre Damon, 28 March 2019
The fate of these political prisoners must be a focus of attention of the entire working class and all those who defend democratic rights.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 March 2019
Despite the policy’s co-sponsorship by 100 Democrats, including 11 senators, not a single Democrat backed the Green New Deal in Tuesday’s Senate vote.
By Patrick Martin, 26 March 2019
Congressional Democrats and Trump traded accusations of treason in the wake of the Mueller report, which cleared the US president of collusion with Russia.
By Genevieve Leigh, 23 March 2019
The predictable decision by the DSA, a faction of the Democratic Party, to back Sanders in the 2020 election was made official at Thursday’s meeting of the National Political Committee.
US Supreme Court rules government can indefinitely detain immigrants years after release from criminal custody
By Niles Niemuth, 20 March 2019
The ruling emboldens the Trump administration in its fascistic war on immigrants, giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement a free hand to detain any migrant who has served time for an offense.
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2019
Trump hailed the “shared values” between his government and that of a former military officer, who praises the Brazilian military dictatorship that jailed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of workers and students.
By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2019
The latest assault on the environment took place on the day of worldwide protests over climate change.
By Alan Gilman, 16 March 2019
The 737 condemned inmates in the nation’s largest death row will have their death sentences stayed for the duration of a moratorium issued by Governor Gavin Newsom.
By Barry Grey, 16 March 2019
Trump is seeking to establish an authoritarian regime outside of the normal constitutional and political channels and largely independent of both traditional big-business parties.
The Beto O’Rourke campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination: “Nothing will come of nothing”
By David Walsh, 16 March 2019
On Thursday, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke became the 15th declared candidate for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination. The 15th so far .
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2019
The resolution has no immediate practical effect, because Trump will veto it and there is little prospect of an override by Congress, which requires a two-thirds vote.
By Patrick Martin, 14 March 2019
The top Democrat in the House is wary of the political upheaval that impeachment could spark under conditions of a growing movement of the American working class.
By Trévon Austin, 13 March 2019
The leftward shift among youth is a direct consequence of the failure of the capitalist system, which offers only war, austerity, and social disaster.
By Nick Beams, 12 March 2019
The key US demand is that China must make “structural” changes to its economy, including abandoning state subsidies to major industries.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2019
The Trump administration is seeking a record $750 billion in military spending, more than the next 14 countries combined.
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2019
The courageous whistleblower has already been imprisoned for seven years and subjected to solitary confinement and torture for exposing US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Barry Grey, 8 March 2019
With this vote, the Democratic Party has joined with the Republicans and right-wing forces internationally in prosecuting a witch-hunt against a fabricated growth of “left-wing anti-Semitism.”
By Barry Grey, 6 March 2019
This intimidation and character assassination is part of a drive to criminalize all criticism of the Israeli state's oppression of Palestinians by equating it with anti-Semitism.
By Patrick Martin, 5 March 2019
The House Judiciary Committee sent document demands to 81 organizations and individuals associated with the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign and the White House.
By George Gallanis, 5 March 2019
Sanders’ speech in Chicago used his experiences in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, while a student at the University of Chicago, to make an appeal to identity politics.
By Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey, 5 March 2019
Democratic no less than Republican administrations have imposed austerity policies and prosecuted the decades-long social counterrevolution that continues today.
By Patrick Martin, 4 March 2019
Bernie Sanders’ speech in Brooklyn was an exercise in demagogy, because there exists no relationship between the reforms he envisages and any realistic strategy for their implementation.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 March 2019
The event opened Thursday with a five-and-a-half-minute video collage presenting the Democratic Party as a looming socialist threat from which only Trump and his supporters can save America.
By Matthew Brennan, 2 March 2019
The subpoena provides no information as to what prosecutors intend to ask Manning, but all indications are that it is part of an effort by the US Department of Justice to escalate its pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
By Nick Beams, 2 March 2019
A statement from Meng’s defence lawyers objected to the Canadian decision in the face of what it called “the political nature of the US charges.”
By Alexander Fangmann, 2 March 2019
Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Democratic Party boss Toni Preckwinkle will face each other in the April 2 run-off.
From the horse’s mouth
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 March 2019
Sanders’ aim, utilizing his reputation as an “independent,” is to convince disillusioned workers and young people not to seek an alternative to the right-wing Democratic Party.
By Ed Hightower, 2 March 2019
The two-hour biopic—a tedious cinematic effort—seeks to rally a core constituency of the Democratic Party: upper-middle-class women.
By Patrick Martin, 1 March 2019
The day-long testimony by former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen gave a glimpse of the gangsterism out of which the Trump presidency has emerged.
By Eric London, 28 February 2019
The Trump administration’s assault on immigrants underscores the urgent need to oppose all attacks on democratic rights and due process.
By Andre Damon, 27 February 2019
A growing movement of the working class confronts the entrenched power of a financial oligarchy intent on expanding its wealth and domination over society.
By Barry Grey, 27 February 2019
Neither Pelosi nor any other leading Democrat has suggested that Trump’s subversion of the Constitution and move toward presidential dictatorship constitutes an impeachable offense.
By Genevieve Leigh, 26 February 2019
Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has tweeted his support for the staged “humanitarian aid” provocation in Venezuela.
By Kristina Betinis, 25 February 2019
Fourteen candidates vie for mayor today, while as many as one-third of the city council may be ousted.
After arrest of fascist Coast Guard officer
By Adam Mclean and Patrick Martin, 25 February 2019
The Southern Poverty Law Center asserts that the overlap between the sharp increase in active far-right hate groups and the presidential campaign and tenure of Donald Trump is not an accident.
By Nick Beams, 23 February 2019
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the German government is “leaning towards letting Huawei … participate in building the nation’s high-speech internet infrastructure.”
By Shelley Connor, 23 February 2019
Following a hearing on election fraud by the campaign of Republican candidate Mark Harris, North Carolina’s Board of Elections ruled Thursday that the state’s Ninth Congressional District must conduct a new vote.
23 February 2019
By J. Cooper, 22 February 2019
A recent Congressional hearing exposed the disastrous state of public schools but offers no solutions.
By Eric London, 22 February 2019
Smollett has been arrested for filing a false police report after the Democratic Party adopted his story as proof that identity—not class—defines social relations.
By Eric London, 21 February 2019
As the faction fight in the ruling class intensifies, the legal question the courts will answer is: can the president usurp the powers of the legislature?
By Eric London, 21 February 2019
Court filings read, “The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”
By Nancy Hanover, 21 February 2019
Speaking in El Paso last week, Donald Trump, Jr. launched into a vicious McCarthyite attack on public school teachers, one of a series of anti-socialist diatribes by the administration.
By Tom Eley, 20 February 2019
The unions’ attempts to declare “victory” have so far failed to convince teachers, who remember all too well similar claims after the betrayal of their statewide strike last year.
“They’ll tell you one thing and turn around and do another”
By our reporters, 20 February 2019
Teachers and their allies condemned attacks on public education and expressed enthusiasm for the expansion of strikes.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 February 2019
The senator from Vermont is reprising his role as a lightning rod to contain and defuse social opposition amid an upsurge of the international class struggle and growing interest in socialism.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2019
To the extent that the corporate media reported the speech it was limited to foreign policy and electoral calculations, ignoring the echoes of 1930s fascism in Trump’s remarks.
By Jeff Lusanne, 19 February 2019
The fraudulent concept of Precision Scheduled Railroading, which has the real goal of pumping railroad stock prices, has spread to most major US railroads, bringing layoffs and cuts.
By Mike Head, 18 February 2019
One of Washington’s most vocal war hawks will arrive in the midst of a political crisis and on the eve of the federal election.
By Barry Grey, 16 February 2019
In his “60 Minutes” interview, McCabe confirms the existence of a plot within the FBI and Justice Department to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.
By Nick Beams, 16 February 2019
The next round will be virtually the last chance to reach a formal agreement before March 1, after which the US will increase tariffs—from 10 to 25 percent—on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
By Anthony del Olmo, 16 February 2019
The targeting of humanitarian aid groups is a warning that no one will be spared in the administration’s fascistic attack on immigrants.
Trump’s state of emergency
By Patrick Martin, 16 February 2019
No American president has so flagrantly usurped the constitutional prerogative of Congress to decide how public funds are to be spent.
By Patrick Martin, 14 February 2019
President Trump has not yet guaranteed that he will sign the deal to provide $1.375 billion to fund his planned border wall.
Democratic leaders join attack on Democratic congresswoman
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2019
The Democratic Party backlash only demonstrates the truth of Representative Omar’s comments about the influence of the Israeli lobby on Congress.
By Barry Grey, 11 February 2019
Once again, unsubstantiated and dubious sexual allegations are being used in a #MeToo operation driven by a right-wing political agenda.
Brazil’s Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation
By Miguel Andrade, 9 February 2019
As it feigns opposition to regime change in Venezuela, the PT has sent representatives to meet EU leaders who have been at the forefront of the siege of the country.
By Andre Damon, 9 February 2019
Trump’s denunciation of socialism in his State of the Union speech reflects the ruling class’s fear over the growth of the class struggle within the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2019
The president’s claims of an economic “miracle” were belied by his denunciations of rising public support for socialism within the United States.
By Tom Carter, 5 February 2019
Newly released documents establish that the FBI launched a “full investigation” of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) based on allegations that the group had conspired to violate the rights of neo-Nazis and the KKK.
By Patrick Martin, 5 February 2019
While the Democrats claim to oppose Trump’s wall, they support all the other repressive actions carried out against defenseless immigrants and refugees.
By Patrick Martin, 4 February 2019
The Virginia governor is under mounting pressure to resign after a 35-year-old incident of his wearing blackface was made public.
By Nick Barrickman, 4 February 2019
The plight of contract workers is a further exposure of the right-wing role of the federal employee unions.
As Trump threatens national emergency
By Barry Grey, 2 February 2019
Even as Trump reiterated his threat to assume emergency powers, the Democrats made clear their support for the further militarization of the border.
By Nick Beams, 2 February 2019
A statement issued by the White House at the conclusion of the discussions said Trump had reiterated that the US will increase tariffs unless an outcome is reached.
By Andre Damon, 2 February 2019
The US withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty marks a major escalation of US efforts to prop up its hegemony through military means.
The fraud of "oversight" by Democrats
By Kevin Martinez, 31 January 2019
The new committee, staffed by many former military officials, failed to get any real answers from the Pentagon brass and instead gave them a platform to ask for more funds and troops.
By Genevieve Leigh, 31 January 2019
While attracting support based on her criticisms of social inequality, Ocasio-Cortez serves to provide a left cover for the Democratic Party, the better to block the development of a genuine movement against social inequality and capitalism.
By Leslie Murtagh and Philip Guelpa, 29 January 2019
With eight declared Democratic presidential candidates, and more expected to join, Gillibrand has distinguished herself by her opportunistic shifts in positions.
By Patrick Martin, 28 January 2019
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, a former congressman, said Trump will have his border wall “with or without Congress.”
By Patrick Martin, 26 January 2019
The political confrontation over White House demands for a border wall has only been postponed for three weeks, with Trump reiterating threats to declare a national emergency.
As air traffic controllers call in sick
By Dan de Vries and Sandy English, 26 January 2019
The US Federal Aviation Administration grounded all flights into New York’s LaGuardia Airport for a short time on Friday because some air traffic controllers called in sick.
Trump’s war on immigrants escalates
By Norisa Diaz, 26 January 2019
The Department of Homeland Security will force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their immigration cases are considered in the United States, forcing many to languish on the streets for months or years.
By Patrick Martin, 26 January 2019
Stone has been indicted on charges of lying to Congress about his alleged communication, through intermediaries, with WikiLeaks.
As Senate votes down bills to end government shutdown
By Daniel de Vries, 25 January 2019
The Trump administration has prepared a draft national emergency declaration to bypass Congress and use the military to construct additional sections of the border wall with Mexico.
By Daniel de Vries, 23 January 2019
As another missed payday approaches, the warring factions of the American ruling class are no closer to settling the partial government shutdown.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2019
The anger of US government workers locked out or forced to work without pay is growing, but neither the AFL-CIO nor the government employee unions has called for independent action by workers to fight the shutdown.
By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2019
The conflict in Washington is between different right-wing factions of the ruling class. The only progressive opposition to Trump comes from the working class.
By Fred Mazelis, 22 January 2019
A series of pronouncements only highlight de Blasio’s bankrupt record and his role as the servant of the financial elite.
By David Brown, 22 January 2019
The senator from California carries a legacy as a right-wing prosecutor into her presidential campaign.
By Niles Niemuth, 21 January 2019
There are growing signs of financial distress among the 500,000 federal employees forced to work without pay and the 300,000 that have been furloughed for an entire month.
Head Start, school lunches and social programs targeted for elimination
The Congressional Budget Office points US spending priorities towards “great power” conflicts: Part Two
By Guillaume Garnier and Nancy Hanover, 21 January 2019
A recent CBO report insists that the vast majority of discretionary appropriations be allocated to the US military machine and its ever-expanding wars, while outlining “options” for eviscerating social services and public education.
By Andre Damon, 19 January 2019
Trump’s latest boondoggle for the military and defense contractors is part of the largest and most sustained military buildup since the Cold War.
By Daniel de Vries, 19 January 2019
There are growing fears in the ruling class that the prolonged shutdown could trigger strike action
By Gabriel Black, 19 January 2019
The US regards the “Made in China 2025” initiative as a major threat to its own global economic and strategic domination.
By Philip Guelpa, 18 January 2019
A TSA representative reported Wednesday that increasing numbers are explicitly stating that their refusal to come into work is due to financial hardship.
By Shelley Connor, 18 January 2019
Now in its fourth week, the partial government shutdown has had wide-ranging and devastating effects upon Native Americans.
By Patrick Martin, 18 January 2019
Both feuding factions of the US ruling elite are right-wing, anti-democratic and militaristic.
By Daniel de Vries, 17 January 2019
The court denied immediate relief for government workers forced to work during the shutdown.
By Rebecca Campbell, 15 January 2019
The sickouts are one reflection of growing anger and determination to take action against uncompensated, compulsory labor for 420,000 workers and the lockout of another 380,000.
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2019
The campaign sparked by reports over the weekend by the New York Times and Washington Post harks back to the anti-communist witch-hunt of the 1950s.
By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2019
A New York Times report aimed at reviving the anti-Russia campaign against Trump exposes a conspiracy by the political police of the FBI to negate the results of the 2016 election.
By Rebecca Campbell, 14 January 2019
The longest government shutdown in US history continues to impact on the economy as federal workers and government contractors try to cope with missed paychecks.
Hypocritical outrage from media, politicians after latest racist outburst by Iowa Congressman Steve King
By Trévon Austin, 14 January 2019
The intimate ties between the Republican Party and far-right, segregationist forces have been systematically covered up by the media and the Democrats as well as the Republicans.
Amid threat of national emergency declaration
By Barry Grey, 12 January 2019
The growing opposition of federal workers comes together with the preparations of Los Angeles teachers to strike, the mounting opposition of auto workers to plant closures, and a rising wave of class struggle internationally.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2019
Reflecting US imperialism’s priorities in the region, Pompeo mentioned Iran 25 times in his speech, compared to a mere dozen references to “terrorism.”
By Patrick Martin and Andre Damon, 11 January 2019
A presidential declaration of a “national emergency” to override congressional opposition would mean a permanent and irreversible break with constitutional government in the United States.
“We are being treated like pawns”
By our reporter, 11 January 2019
With hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing destitution due to the budget impasse, unions staged protests aimed at dissipating anger over the impact of the government shutdown.