By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2019
Immigrant detainees are deliberately being subjected to conditions that spread disease in detention centers along the southern border.
By Jordan Shilton, 20 July 2019
Chief responsibility for the growing war danger in the Persian Gulf rests squarely with US imperialism, which has relentlessly escalated its provocations against Iran.
By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2019
Trudeau’s theatrics notwithstanding, his government is an enthusiastic accomplice of Trump in implementing some of his administration’s most reactionary and belligerent policies.
US investigators identify 70 current and former immigration agents in far-right, racist Facebook groups
By Kevin Martinez, 19 July 2019
The announcement came after several Facebook groups connected to Customs and Border Protection agents were discovered to contain vulgar and sexually explicit posts.
By Eric London, 19 July 2019
Trump’s praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Dan Conway, 19 July 2019
At heart, Harris is a ruthless servant of US imperialism who seeks to conceal her right-wing politics with hollow social demagogy and references to her gender and racial identity.
A blow to the #MeToo sexual witch-hunt: The ignominious collapse of the case against actor Kevin Spacey
By David Walsh, 19 July 2019
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe in Massachusetts announced Wednesday that his office was dropping its sexual assault case against Spacey.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 July 2019
Amid Trump’s threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.
Campaign rally in North Carolina
Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, “Send her back!”
By Eric London, 18 July 2019
Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced “left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for.”
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2019
Kellyanne Conway’s outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump’s inner circle.
By Eric London, 17 July 2019
Trump is proceeding according to a deliberate political strategy worked out with the White House’s fascist brain trust.
By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2019
The bill was passed with more than a dozen amendments, all of which will eventually be removed, to ensure the support of Democratic “progressives.”
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Tom Hall, 15 July 2019
The sudden elevation of Buttigieg is an effort to shift the Democratic presidential campaign to the right, particularly on issues related to national security.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2019
General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019
The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the “lefts,” but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019
Despite her public image as a representative of the “left” wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.
By Chris Marsden, 10 July 2019
Trump’s attack on May over Brexit is the latest broadside supportive of her likely successor Boris Johnson and of the breakup of the European Union.
By Fred Mazelis, 10 July 2019
The Texas tycoon won the biggest support for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.
Second quarter fundraising
By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2019
The stage is being set for the most expensive campaign in US—and world—history, with estimates that ad spending could top $10 billion for the 2020 elections.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 July 2019
Intended as a demonstration of the eternal power and greatness of American capitalism, what was instead exposed in the grotesque spectacle is a beleaguered and isolated ruling class.
By Jacob Crosse, 6 July 2019
In the months leading up to Edward Gallagher’s acquittal, several members of his defense team were revealed to have close ties to the White House.
By Tom Hall, 5 July 2019
Trump’s hour-long paean to the military was designed to further elevate the military as the supreme arbiter of American politics and buttress of his own personalist rule.
By Patrick Martin, 4 July 2019
The official celebration of the Fourth of July holiday in Washington today will be marked by an unprecedented presence of the military.
By Alexander Fangmann, 4 July 2019
The featured speakers and panels at the Socialism Conference reveal an event devoted to channeling the leftward movement of workers and youth back into the confines of the Democratic Party.
Amid revelations of fascist network at Customs and Border Protection
By Barry Grey, 3 July 2019
The promotion of fascist elements in the immigration agencies is being directed from the White House.
By Sheila Brehm, 3 July 2019
The former Michigan governor, who presided over the lead poisoning of Flint’s water supply, has been awarded a prestigious senior research fellowship at Harvard University.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2019
Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the largest US military budget ever in a bill that gives Trump a green light for war with Iran and backs his “state of emergency” on the border.
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2019
The stage-managed spectacle marked the formal beginning of an electoral process dominated by big money and thoroughly manipulated by the corporate-controlled media.
By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2019
Cabán had the backing of Representative Ocasio-Cortez, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the New York Times, voice of the Democratic Party establishment.
As Democrats give Trump billions more for border war
By Barry Grey, 27 June 2019
The Democratic Party has voted overwhelmingly to grant another $4.5 billion dollars for Trump’s Gestapo-like anti-immigrant agencies.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2019
All of the Democratic candidates, like President Trump, defend the profit system and the worldwide interests of American imperialism.
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
By Eric London, 26 June 2019
Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is a factual and easy-to-read account of one of the most overlooked and poorly understood turning points in American history.
By Jessica Goldstein, 25 June 2019
Working class residents of South Bend, Indiana, heckled Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the city’s mayor, as he stammered through empty promises to address police brutality.
By Kayla Costa, 25 June 2019
The Oregon State Capitol building in Salem was shut down after right-wing militias made violent threats in defense of 11 Republican senators who fled the state to prevent a vote on a carbon-emissions bill.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2019
The postponement of mass raids set for Sunday morning sets the stage for the passage of bipartisan legislation to provide billions more to arrest and imprison immigrants.
While Biden pledges to protect billionaires
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2019
Trump has one political advantage: that his nominal opposition is the Democratic Party, just as committed to the defense of big business as the Republicans.
By Trévon Austin, 20 June 2019
The former president’s post-White House career as a friend of the corporate elite epitomizes the revolving door relationship between the US government and the private sector.
By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2019
The activities described are incredibly reckless, threatening to escalate into open warfare with a nuclear-armed power.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2019
Sanders’ speech last week at George Washington University exposed his effort to combine populist and “socialist” rhetoric with a defense of American capitalism and the Democratic Party.
By Fred Mazelis, 15 June 2019
The reaction of the Democrats to Trump’s latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.
By Andre Damon, 12 June 2019
As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a “united front” against the “threat” of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that “our military capabilities exist for a reason… we stand ready to use force.”
By Barry Grey, 11 June 2019
Rather than seriously challenging Trump’s authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.
By Eric London, 10 June 2019
The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.
By Alex González, 8 June 2019
No faction of the American or Mexican ruling class offers any genuine opposition to the assault on immigrants and democratic rights.
By Matthew Taylor, 8 June 2019
The ban is the Trump administration’s latest attack on science and reproductive rights.
Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers
By Shelley Connor, 7 June 2019
The Office of Refugee Settlement has halted the flow of funding for any activities they consider “not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety,” including legal aid and recreation.
By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2019
The leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination had sought to stake out a right-wing position on access to abortion.
By Nick Beams, 7 June 2019
Trump’s threat to use tariffs against Mexico over immigration has sent a shock wave through the international trading system because it makes clear the US is prepared to use economic and trade warfare measures to pursue all of its policy objectives.
By Joseph Lorenz and JT Asher, 7 June 2019
Students, parents and community members denounced Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s unilateral decision to close Benton Harbor High School at a school board meeting this week.
Responding to attacks on socialism
By Tom Hall, 7 June 2019
In response to attacks on socialism from within the Democratic Party as well as by Trump and the Republicans, Sanders has made clear he has no intention of challenging the profit system or the property of the ruling class.
By Robert Stevens, 6 June 2019
Nothing could obscure the fact that the commemoration was held against the backdrop of a historic breakdown in relations between the major powers.
By Tom Hall, 6 June 2019
In response to attacks on socialism from within the Democratic Party as well as by Trump and the Republicans, Bernie Sanders has published a cowardly op-ed piece in the New York Times that omits the “S” word and makes clear he was no intention of challenging the profit system or the property of the ruling class.
By Robert Stevens, 5 June 2019
Trump envisions any trade deal with the UK as one entirely to the advantage of the US corporations, as he steps up trade war measures against America’s competitors everywhere.
Mass protests as Trump visits the UK
By Chris Marsden, 4 June 2019
Workers and young people wanting to fight against the growing danger of war and dictatorship, spearheaded by Trump’s threats against China and Russia, must reject all calls for an alliance with rival capitalist powers and parties.
By Dan Conway, 3 June 2019
The presidential candidates who spoke at the convention offered various types of vague reformist pabulum that will be rapidly abandoned once the party’s nominee is chosen.
By Nick Beams, 1 June 2019
In pursuit of his political agenda, Trump has made clear he is prepared to resort to the unprecedented use of economic measures, with far-reaching international ramifications.
By Joseph Kishore, 31 May 2019
Anyone under the impression that Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin or the Democratic Socialists of America have anything to do with socialism should listen to an interview with Sunkara published by the New York Times on Thursday.
After the Mueller statement
By Eric London, 31 May 2019
The working class has no ally in the faction fight between reactionary partisans of US imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 30 May 2019
In a surprise statement Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller provided ammunition to the sections of the American ruling class that have concluded it is necessary to remove Trump from office prior to the 2020 elections.
By Joseph Kishore, 25 May 2019
Assange is the victim of one of the most massive political frame-ups in modern history, which has received the active support of the entire political establishment and the media.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 May 2019
Knock Down the House reviews the election campaigns of several Democratic Party primary candidates in the 2018 congressional elections, focused on Ocasio-Cortez in New York City.
By Patrick Martin, 23 May 2019
Trump has issued an unprecedented ultimatum: Halt investigations or no political business will be done in Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2019
With the Trump administration threatening a new attack on Syria on the pretext of chemical weapons, Democrats signed a letter urging an even more aggressive policy.
As more Democrats call for impeachment inquiry
By Barry Grey, 22 May 2019
The Democrats are warning about a “constitutional crisis” and the threat of dictatorship, but their own fecklessness is bound up with the reactionary basis of their opposition to Trump.
Kicking off his presidential campaign
By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2019
At the kickoff rally for his campaign, the Democratic frontrunner avoided any mention of the growth of social inequality or the domination of a financial aristocracy over America.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2019
The main criticism of Trump’s trade policy by congressional Democrats and most presidential candidates is that the president should focus exclusively on China and enlist Canada, Mexico and the European Union in an anti-China coalition.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2019
The purpose of the law is to give the new right-wing majority on the US Supreme Court the opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade.
By E.P. Milligan, 14 May 2019
Trump’s statement that he claimed losses in order to evade taxes is tantamount to an admission of tax fraud.
By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats admit that there is a “constitutional crisis” but refuse to conduct a serious struggle against Trump’s authoritarian actions.
By Eric London, 10 May 2019
When an audience member at a Trump rally Wednesday yelled that the US should “shoot” immigrants, Trump laughed. Meanwhile, the government is arresting record numbers of families at the border.
By Nick Beams, 10 May 2019
Trump said talks with Chinese representatives would proceed, but “I have no idea what’s going to happen.”
By Alex González, 10 May 2019
The “chained CPI” plan is based on a previous attack on the poor and elderly proposed by the Obama administration.
By Niles Niemuth, 10 May 2019
Even before she was released on Thursday, Manning was served with a new subpoena to demand testimony before a different grand jury. She could be returned to jail as early as next week.
By Patrick Martin, 9 May 2019
The conflict between Congress and the White House represents the breakdown of the institutional framework through which American capitalist politics has operated for more than two centuries.
By Eric London, 8 May 2019
Bourgeois politics has degenerated to such a degree that political and legal norms considered fundamental since the American Revolution are now challenged by presidential tweet.
By Genevieve Leigh, 8 May 2019
The retired general and anti-immigrant demagogue is profiting from the draconian policies he helped implement while working in the Trump administration.
By Kate Randall, 8 May 2019
The “Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act” marks a new stage in an orchestrated campaign to outlaw abortion.
By Patrick Martin, 7 May 2019
On a range of issues, the Trump administration is refusing to provide documents and witnesses subpoenaed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
By Patrick Martin, 6 May 2019
Sanders presents Chinese workers, the largest single contingent of the international working class, as the enemy of American workers.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2019
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which would handle impeachment proceedings, warned that “the system of not having a president as a dictator is very much at stake.”
By Ben McGrath, 4 May 2019
In criticizing the former vice president, Sanders echoed Trump's anti-China demagogy and economic nationalism.
By Nick Beams, 4 May 2019
One of the main sticking points is agreement on the procedure by which US tariffs imposed on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods would be lifted if a trade agreement is reached.
The imperialist “lie in the soul”
By David Walsh, 4 May 2019
No one associated with UNESCO or World Press Freedom Day made mention of the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during this week’s events.
By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2019
Barr’s decision came after a contentious day-long hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee where he took questions on his handling of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2019
The former vice president appealed for support from working-class voters while embracing the organizations that have betrayed them.
By Tom Mackaman, 30 April 2019
Isserman portrays the early American socialist as a moralistic reformer.
By Eric London, 29 April 2019
The Democrats have responded by threatening to withhold funds from noncomplying agencies and to jail administration officials who are in contempt of Congress.
By Patrick Martin, 29 April 2019
President Trump is the moral author of this latest expression of fascistic violence in America and internationally.
By Tom Hall, 26 April 2019
Biden’s announcement video focuses on the danger of Trump while concealing the role of the Obama-Biden administration in paving the way for Trump’s authoritarian politics.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 April 2019
In a column published Wednesday in the Washington Post, the former Democratic Party presidential candidate resurrects the conspiracy theories that were the staple of Cold War anticommunism.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2019
President Trump has ordered lower-ranking officials to refuse to testify or supply documents to any investigation by the House of Representatives into his business and political activities.
By Tom Eley, 24 April 2019
The congressman is virtually unknown to voters, but he is a leading figure among the CIA Democrats.
What the Supreme Court is repudiating
By Ed Hightower, 24 April 2019
Recent US Supreme Court rulings in death penalty cases represent a vast, anti-democratic cultural, legal and political retrogression.
By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2019
In the wake of the release of the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Democratic Party and the bulk of the corporate media have decided to intensify their campaign of anti-Russian slander and provocation.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 April 2019
An editorial in the New York Times makes clear that the central purpose of the Democrats’ campaign against Trump has been to demand more aggressive action against Russia.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles Niemuth, 20 April 2019
An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.
By Trévon Austin, 20 April 2019
US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was delivering a recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University on Thursday where she was called out by an audience member for her participation in torture and other crimes.
By Nancy Hanover, 20 April 2019
A crude assault on educational standards, which hardens the class divide in educational access and spurs the plundering of the “education market,” is being enacted under the cover of “rule-making” by the US Department of Education.
By Alexander Fangmann, 20 April 2019
The Trump administration is imposing unilateral sanctions aimed at punishing foreign corporations, particularly European and Canadian, with investments in Cuba.
By Patrick Martin, 19 April 2019
Congressional Democrats and their media backers are seeking to use the findings of the investigation to boost their right-wing anti-Russia campaign.