The Crisis of American Democracy
By Barry Grey, 10 December 2014
The obvious questions that arise from the Senate report on CIA torture are not even being discussed by the politicians or the media: Who will be held accountable? Who will be indicted? Who will be prosecuted?
By Thomas Gaist, 31 October 2014
The distinction between government surveillance agencies and “private sector” technology corporations increasingly exists in name only.
The police-military crackdown in Ferguson, the assault on democratic rights, and the record of the World Socialist Web Site
By Tom Carter, 6 September 2014
The World Socialist Web Site, employing the method of Marxist analysis, has traced the various stages of the assault on democratic rights and sought to explain its relationship to fundamental historical and social processes related to the deepening crisis of American and world capitalism.
By Andre Damon, 22 August 2014
St. Louis police released a video depicting the shooting Tuesday of 23-year-old Kajieme Powell, just ten days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that led to mass protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Patrick Martin, 16 August 2014
The release of photographs and eyewitness statements is an attempt to justify the execution-style killing of Michael Brown.
By Zac Corrigan, 16 August 2014
Over a period of decades, federal government programs have been implemented which equip local police forces with military gear and incentivize its use.
“I believe they are trying to move toward martial law”
By our reporters, 15 August 2014
On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Jerry White, 13 May 2014
The Michigan legislature is debating a series of bills to impose a permanent financial authority on Detroit that would remain in place long after the city emerges from bankruptcy.
By Ed Hightower, 10 April 2014
Nineteen states have either enacted or taken steps towards measures limiting the right to vote.
By Alan Gilman, 4 April 2014
The suspensions mean that the Democrats lost the two-thirds majority in the upper house that gave them full control of the California state government.
By Eric London, 4 March 2014
New protocols published by the Obama administration standardize widespread First Amendment violations.
Obama’s war on journalism continues
By Ed Hightower, 11 February 2014
Stephen Jin-Woo Kim is one of nine US citizens to be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act by the Obama administration as part of the latter’s war on journalism.
By Kate Randall, 11 February 2014
A record 87 exonerations were recorded in the United States in 2013.
By Tom Carter and Joseph Kishore, 13 August 2013
The arguments advanced by the white paper are in conflict not only with the letter of the Constitution, but its entire spirit.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 August 2013
Whatever the actions and motives of Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov, a far bigger question pertaining to “obstruction” has to do with the actions of the US government itself.
By Thomas Gaist, 5 August 2013
The FBI has been building teams of hackers and arming them with cyber-weapons.
By Fred Mazelis, 3 August 2013
A New York family got a first-hand look at the preparations for a police state in the era of pervasive government spying.
By Tom Carter, 25 April 2013
A simple comparison of the words of the Bill of Rights with the recent events in Boston underscores the advanced stage of the historical process that is shattering centuries-old democratic forms of rule.