The Trump Presidency
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2017
The corporate media is saying nothing about the government officials, business interests and politicians who bear the overriding responsibility for these deaths.
By Norisa Diaz, 25 July 2017
As a result of the brutal raids, thousands of youth will be deported to the most violent countries in the world in what will amount to a death sentence for many.
By Patrick Martin, 25 July 2017
The White House has dropped its opposition in the face of overwhelming support for the bill from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats.
By Josh Varlin, 25 July 2017
The Democrats hope to revive their electoral fortunes by engaging in empty sloganeering and threadbare rhetorical populism.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2017
Donald Trump’s plans to vastly expand military spending will do nothing to offset the persistent decline of American capitalism, of which his administration is itself a malignant manifestation.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2017
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper attacked Trump at a forum of the national security establishment in Aspen, Colorado.
By Eric London, 24 July 2017
The 30 survivors of the horrific tragedy will likely be thrown into detention centers and promptly deported without the right to appear before a judge.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 July 2017
Trump’s bellicose remarks came just days after he reluctantly agreed to certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord.
By Ben McGrath, 24 July 2017
Seoul has reassured Washington that its proposal is not meant to undermine the larger demand for the complete denuclearization of North Korea.
Press secretary, legal spokesman resign
By Barry Grey, 22 July 2017
The US is passing through a crisis of capitalist rule without historical precedent, fueled by economic stagnation, growing social anger and intensifying geopolitical conflicts.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 July 2017
Sessions’s directive boosts a policy which has been responsible for the seizure of over $5 billion in cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, since the program was born in 1984.
By Patrick Martin, 21 July 2017
Trump denounced nearly every top official involved in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
By Jake Dean, 20 July 2017
Workers under the H-2 program are subjected to starvation wages and harsh working conditions.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 July 2017
The development of a genuine movement against the Trump administration requires that workers and youth draw the necessary political conclusions from the experiences of the past six months.
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have demanded that Jared Kushner’s security clearance—required in his role as a top White House adviser—be revoked.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2017
Any immigrant, picked up anywhere in the country, who is unable to prove residence in the US for the past 90 days, could be summarily deported.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2017
New studies show a link between severe health problems among immigrants, and anxieties caused by the US anti-immigrant policies under the Bush, Obama and now Trump administrations.
By Patrick Martin, 14 July 2017
The main obstacles to a rational climate policy are capitalist private ownership of the means of production and the division of the world into rival nation-states.
By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2017
The French president sent a clear message to Berlin that Paris could align itself with Washington in a more openly anti-German policy.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 July 2017
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 has acquired explosive significance in the context of the ferocious political battle being waged in Washington.
Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2017
Behind the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a furious struggle between the White House and the national security establishment over foreign policy.
By Evan Blake, 12 July 2017
The commission, whose efforts to collect vast swaths of personal data violated multiple laws and regulations, has been set up to justify the disqualification of voters.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2017
The crimes carried out against the people of Mosul are on a Hitlerian scale, with tens of thousands killed or wounded and close to one million people driven from their homes.
Eighty arrested on Capitol Hill protesting legislation
By Kate Randall, 11 July 2017
A new poll shows that only 17 percent of US adults approve of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republicans’ heath care bill, while 55 percent disapprove.
By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2017
The military exercise involving US B1-B bombers just before the G20 summit, was aimed at pressuring all countries, especially China, to take tough action against North Korea.
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2017
The New York Times led the way with successive front-page reports on a year-old meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney and lobbyist.
Nine rural hospitals in the state have shut down since 2010
By Warren Duzak, 10 July 2017
Tennessee is the “canary in the coal mine” for rural hospitals across the country.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 July 2017
The decision is a minor setback for an administration charging ahead with environmental deregulation
By Barry Grey, 8 July 2017
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called the meeting “disgraceful” and denounced Trump for undermining “our Intelligence Community.”
By Eric London, 8 July 2017
Communities that shifted to Trump “became more likely to vote against politicians perceived as orchestrating conflicts in which their friends and neighbors died.”
By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2017
The US president associated himself fully with the ultra-right policies pursued by the nationalistic PiS government in Warsaw.
Ahead of G20 summit
By James Cogan, 6 July 2017
The Trump administration is returning to the bellicose anti-China stance that characterised his campaign in the presidential election.
By Peter Symonds, 5 July 2017
Washington, not Pyongyang, is primarily responsible for creating the explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Peter Symonds, 4 July 2017
Trump is adopting a more confrontational stance toward China in an effort to pressure Beijing to force North Korea to bow to US demands.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 4 July 2017
A recognition of the deeply reactionary content of Trump’s polemics does not require that one be sentimental about his immediate targets.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 July 2017
The same corporate media that praised the US missile strike against Syria has blacked out Hersh’s exposure that its pretext, an alleged chemical weapons attack, is a lie.
By Evan Blake, 3 July 2017
The aim of the commission is to promote the myth of widespread vote fraud in order to justify anti-democratic measures to restrict the right to vote.
By Tom Carter, 1 July 2017
The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, which permits Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim ban to go into effect, is one of the most significant cases in the history of the institution.
By Eric London, 30 June 2017
The new ban is a death sentence for many refugees seeking to escape the wars launched or fueled by US imperialism that are ravaging the region.
By Joseph Kishore, 29 June 2017
The Democrats and Republicans are continuing their stage-managed debate over measures that will have devastating consequences for millions of Americans.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2017
India is increasingly serving as a frontline state in US imperialism’s strategic confrontation with China.
By Barry Grey and Kate Randall, 24 June 2017
The most significant feature of both the Senate and House plans is their effective dismantlement of Medicaid as a guaranteed benefit—a milestone in the ruling class drive to destroy what remains of the social reforms of the 20th century.
By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017
Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017
While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017
An editorial in Sunday’s Times on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is an exercise in disinformation aimed at whipping up support for war with Russia.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 June 2017
US imperialism’s most rapacious layers are convinced that, without Venezuelan support, the Cuban economy will collapse, allowing American corporations to reassert their dominance over the island.
By Gabriel Black, 19 June 2017
Stripping away parts of Dodd-Frank will remove its minimal restrictions on Wall Street’s speculative activities.
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2017
Trump’s latest tweets increased the pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia.
By Josh Varlin, 17 June 2017
The never-implemented DAPA program would have granted work permits and reprieves from deportation to some four million adults.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2017
The 66-year-old man, identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was reportedly opposed to President Trump and the Trump administration.
By John Burton, 15 June 2017
The panel ruled that Trump violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by not making the findings required under the INA and by using nationality as a criterion.
By Peter Symonds, 15 June 2017
Given the accelerating US confrontation with North Korea, the chances that Rodman’s visit can open meaningful talks between the two countries appear remote.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2017
UN war crimes investigators found that the US military has inflicted a “staggering loss of civilian life” with its relentless airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Raqqa.
The Sessions hearing: Another anti-Russian diversion while the social counterrevolution in America deepens
By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2017
Not one Democratic senator sought to question Sessions about the actual policies of the Trump administration toward immigrants or victims of police violence.
By our reporter, 14 June 2017
The new provisions against Russia are being added to a sanctions bill directed against Iran that was introduced with widespread bipartisan support and scheduled for final Senate passage today.
By Gabriel Black, 14 June 2017
Trump’s still inchoate plan will incentivize local governments to sell off infrastructure to private companies, imposing new road tolls and transportation fees on the public.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2017
Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless claims of Russian interference in the election, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional or even global conflagration.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 June 2017
Allusions to Donald Trump in the current production of Shakespeare’s play have been followed by a right-wing campaign of intimidation.
By E.P. Milligan, 13 June 2017
The decision will serve to further empower the major corporations while reducing their accountability and restricting the rights of workers.
Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class
By Joseph Kishore and David North on behalf of the Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 13 June 2017
The working class cannot remain a bystander in the fight between Trump and the Democrats. Rather, it must develop its struggle against Trump under its own banner and with its own program.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2017
Thursday’s appearance by fired FBI Director James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee has raised the anti-Russian hysteria in the US media to a new level.
Political warfare in Washington intensifies
By Barry Grey, 10 June 2017
Comey speaks for factions within the state seeking to reassert the Obama administration policy of escalating economic, diplomatic and military confrontation with Moscow.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 June 2017
As the US escalated the war in Syria, divisions between Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson broke out Friday over Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2017
The New York Times has erupted with rhapsodic praise for a man whom, less than a year before, its editorial writers had called a careerist and coward responsible for helping to rig the 2016 election.
“Watergate pales compared to what we’re confronting now”
By James Cogan, 9 June 2017
No journalist asked James Clapper the obvious question: why should any credibility be given to any claim he makes?
By Tom Peters, 9 June 2017
New Zealand’s government has aligned itself more closely with the US military encirclement of China and threats of war against North Korea.
By Eric London, 9 June 2017
There is nothing progressive in the Democratic Party’s campaign to bring down Trump on the basis of anti-Russian propaganda.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2017
The fired FBI director describes extensive efforts by the US president to block the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections.
By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2017
The circumstances of the leaked document to the Intercept and the leaker being arrested on the day of publication are extremely murky, even suspicious.
By Nancy Hanover, 7 June 2017
The New York Times comes to the defense of Trump’s school privatizer.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2017
The plan combines elements proposed by Republican and Democratic administrations over three decades, going back to the attack on the air traffic controllers union in 1981.
By Jerry White, 6 June 2017
Stripped of the demagogy and lies, the line of the Trump administration amounts to the proposition that miners must place their full trust and confidence in the benevolence of the coal bosses.
After Trump’s withdrawal from Paris accord
By Barry Grey, 5 June 2017
Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord has intensified the foreign policy conflict at the heart of the political warfare over alleged White House “softness” toward Russia.
By Evan Blake, 5 June 2017
Both right-wing and anti-Trump protests were held in Portland on Sunday, in the wake of the May 26 stabbing death of two individuals in Portland by Jeremy Joseph Christian.
By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2017
A serious response to the dangers posed by climate change is not possible within the framework of the capitalism and the nation-state system.
By Eric London, 3 June 2017
The percentage of registered voters who said they abstained because they disliked “candidates or campaign issues” doubled from 2012.
By Daniel de Vries, 2 June 2017
The move, which repudiates even the most modest targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, takes place amidst growing conflicts between the major powers and a raging political crisis within the US.
By Josh Varlin, 2 June 2017
Comey’s testimony and new allegations of private meetings between Trump aides and Russian officials occur in the context of a vicious fight in the American ruling class.
By Philip Guelpa, 2 June 2017
Cuts to social programs will severely affect the living conditions of workers who already suffer from poverty and a lack of affordable housing.
By Alex Lantier, 2 June 2017
The rapid shifts in international politics since President Trump’s visit to Europe point to the disintegration of institutions that have shaped global politics for decades.
By Andre Damon and David North, 1 June 2017
Speaking in Australia before high-ranking state and military officials, Senator John McCain delivered a damming indictment of Donald Trump and called upon the Australian government to defy his administration.
By Barry Grey, 31 May 2017
The Democratic Party has completely aligned itself with the most rabidly anti-Russian factions of the state and made this question of imperialist policy the basis of its opposition to Trump.
By James Cogan, 31 May 2017
McCain issued appeals and warnings to the Australian ruling class not to deviate from its strategic alignment with the US.
By Peter Symonds, 31 May 2017
The successful interception of a dummy ICBM demonstrates to North Korea and also China that the US can launch a nuclear attack and counter any attempt to retaliate.
As US-German rift widens
By Johannes Stern, 31 May 2017
Leading Left Party representatives have praised the speech given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Bavaria Sunday, which called Germany’s alliance with the US into question.
By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2017
The political and media establishment in Germany is exploiting outrage at US President Trump’s arrogant behaviour to mobilise support behind an independent great power policy.
By Barry Grey, 29 May 2017
The hue and cry over Kushner’s alleged proposal for a secret line of communication with Russia is a red herring.
By Evan Blake, 29 May 2017
The Trump-DeVos federal education budget seeks to cut $9.2 billion in spending through the elimination of 22 major programs and significant reductions in many others.
By John Marion, 29 May 2017
While the Trump administration threatens to deport almost 60,000 Haitian immigrants next summer, workers’ struggles in Haiti are growing.
By Peter Schwarz, 27 May 2017
Nearly a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the conflicting interests among the imperialist powers have reached a point at which they can no longer be reconciled through talks and diplomacy.
By Keith Jones, 27 May 2017
South Asia is becoming more and more geo-politically polarized between an India allied with US imperialism and a Pakistan backed by Beijing.
By Barry Grey, 27 May 2017
The political warfare in Washington has intensified with media reports that Kushner is among those being investigated by the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller.
By Kate Randall, 26 May 2017
The AHCA would leave 23 million fewer insured by 2026, slashing $824 billion from Medicaid and driving up premiums for older Americans and those with preexisting conditions.
By Nick Barrickman, 26 May 2017
The cuts would be phased in over a period of 10 years and are of a piece with the broader budget, which would inflict an unprecedented $3.6 trillion in austerity.
By Tom Hall, 26 May 2017
The Fourth Circuit’s ruling declared that Trump’s executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”
By Johannes Stern, 26 May 2017
The first trip by US President Donald Trump to Europe has exposed the deep rift in the transatlantic alliance.
$1.4 trillion in cuts to health program for the poor
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2017
The measures proposed by the White House would cut off tens of millions of people from access to health care, dramatically increasing disease, suffering and death.
By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2017
Thursday’s summit takes place in the context of a deep crisis to which the ruling classes on both sides of the Atlantic are responding with a sharp shift to the right.
By Kate Randall, 24 May 2017
Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” is a 52-page declaration of war against the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2017
John Brennan testified Tuesday before an open session of the House Intelligence Committee and later behind closed doors.