The 2016 US Elections
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2016
The announcement came on the eve of the Republican National Convention, as the last organized opposition to Trump’s nomination was brushed aside.
By Jerry White, 15 July 2016
The Greens hope to become the “big tent” for protest groups in the orbit of the Democrats, which promote identity politics, economic nationalism and “green business” opportunities.
By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2016
Sanders is now engaged in the political alchemy of convincing the 13 million people who voted for him and other supporters that the deeply hated Clinton would champion their interests.
By Naomi Spencer, 14 July 2016
Voters in the state of Kentucky who write in Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White on their ballots November 8 will have their votes legally recognized.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2016
The Sanders campaign has provided a major political lesson to millions of young people and workers attracted to his call for a “political revolution” against the “billionaire class.”
Amid nationwide protests against police violence
By Carlos Delgado, 13 July 2016
Security officials have been expanding police-state measures and deliberately targeting protesters for surveillance and harassment.
By Jerry White, 12 July 2016
The political theatre in Orlando was aimed at convincing Sanders supporters that the Vermont senator’s “political revolution” had shifted the Democrats and Clinton to the left.
By Andre Damon, 8 July 2016
Millions of people around the world have reacted with shock, outrage and revulsion at the latest videos and images of police murder in the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2016
FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday about his decision not to bring criminal charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2016
In a gesture to the unions, Clinton used her speech to promote economic nationalism.
By Tom Hall, 2 July 2016
Friday’s announcement by Loretta Lynch was precipitated by allegations of impropriety after the revelation of her clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport.
By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2016
The contact between the head of the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton’s husband was highly unusual.
By Barry Grey, 30 June 2016
The sorry and reactionary outcome of Sanders’ “political revolution” is not only his own total integration into the Democratic Party, but his emergence as spokesman for its most nationalist wing.
By Josh Varlin, 28 June 2016
Warren’s “progressivism” and rhetorical denunciations of Wall Street would be leveraged to convince disappointed Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton in November.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2016
Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation.
By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2016
The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee.
By Tom Hall, 25 June 2016
Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2016
Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, an architect of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, is the highest-profile Republican to announce his support for the Democratic presidential candidate.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016
Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history.
By Patrick Martin, 23 June 2016
Donald Trump fired his campaign manager amid reports that his campaign is running low on funds, and Republican convention delegates are seeking a free vote on the presidential nomination.
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016
As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.
By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2016
A workshop on “democratic socialism” at the People’s Summit turned into a discussion of how far to go in supporting Hillary Clinton.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 June 2016
The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2016
The two-day event was part of an effort by union officials and Democratic Party operatives to prepare a smooth transition from the Sanders campaign to support for Hillary Clinton.
By Marcus Day, 20 June 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a number of young people, who were a decided minority at the conference, about the presidential candidates and the threat of war.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2016
Sanders’ speech exposes the real character of his “political revolution,” which has always been about channeling opposition behind the Democrats and Clinton.
Unite US and Mexican workers!
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016
The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system
By Evan Blake, 17 June 2016
Self-proclaimed hacker “Guccifer 2.0” released a trove of documents produced by the DNC, indicating that the official narrative blaming Russian intelligence was fabricated.
The “Peoples’ Summit” in Chicago: Democrats, pseudo-left groups prepare new trap for workers and youth
By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2016
As Sanders prepares to formally back Clinton, sections of the Democratic Party and its periphery are working to contain the oppositional sentiment that found expression in support for Sanders’ campaign.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016
Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war.
By Tom Hall, 16 June 2016
Sanders’ meeting Tuesday evening with the presumptive Democratic nominee is a further signal that he is preparing to formally endorse her campaign in the general election.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2016
The question that is imperiously raised by events such as the Orlando massacre is: What is it about American society that so frequently leads mentally unstable individuals to resort to mass murder?
By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016
There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.
By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016
The report in the Wall Street Journal is the first to indicate that, as Secretary of State, Clinton had a direct role in the killing program.
By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016
The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.
By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2016
The Vermont senator met with President Obama and other top party leaders in Washington, making clear he will not challenge the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate.
SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire
By John Marion, 10 June 2016
Manchester is a former mill town coping with deindustrialization and old housing that is unsafe for workers.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 June 2016
In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
By Tom Carter, 9 June 2016
Voter ID laws are already in effect in 33 of 50 states. This year, new restrictions on voting will be operative in 17 states for the first time in a presidential election.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
Clinton’s victory speech on Tuesday night centered on the supposedly historic character of her campaign as the first woman to be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican parties.
By our reporters, 8 June 2016
Voters went to polls on Tuesday in the final six primary contests of the 2016 election cycle, with the exception of the District of Columbia, which will vote next week.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
The media and the Democratic Party establishment are acting preemptively to crown Hillary Clinton as the presumptive presidential nominee.
With frontrunner’s poll numbers falling in California
By Barry Grey, 7 June 2016
The rush to declare Clinton the presumptive nominee is a measure not of political strength on the part of the Clinton campaign, but rather immense weakness and crisis.
By Evan Blake, 4 June 2016
The US economy added only 38,000 jobs in May, the fewest since 2010, in another indication of the persistent slump gripping the US economy.
By E.P. Bannon and Eric London, 4 June 2016
On the eve of the California primaries, Hillary Clinton made the case to the military-intelligence apparatus that she is best-suited to defend the interests of the ruling class abroad.
By Patrick Martin, 3 June 2016
The leading contenders for the Republican and Democratic Parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, may both face criminal indictments before the elections.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 June 2016
The mortality rate in the United States increased across the board last year, reflecting the impact of mass unemployment, austerity, stagnating wages and benefit cuts.
By Patrick Martin, 2 June 2016
There are mounting signs frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose the crucial primary in the most populous US state, putting her nomination in jeopardy.
By Patrick Martin, 1 June 2016
Seeking to counter a deepening crisis for Clinton, Brown has joined California’s two senators, along with media hacks like Paul Krugman, to call on Sanders to wrap up his campaign.
By our reporters, 1 June 2016
WSWS reporters spoke with Sanders supporters outside rallies in Santa Barbara and Oakland.
By David Brown, 31 May 2016
Leading Democrats in California are nervous that Sanders cannot control the social unrest that he is trying to channel into the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2016
With eight days to go before the final round of presidential primaries, Sanders reiterated his pledge to support Clinton if she prevails in the campaign for the Democratic nomination.
By Eric London, 30 May 2016
Socialist Alternative is calling for Sanders to run a “safe state” campaign to help Hillary Clinton win the election, while the International Socialist Organization is backing the Green Party.
30 May 2016
Science fiction and fantasy author Steven Brust wrote the following letter in reply to a petition being circulated among writers opposed to Trump’s candidacy for US president.
30 May 2016
Workers and young people all over the world will be able to watch the meeting, which will be addressed by SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth.
By Patrick Martin, 28 May 2016
The frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination is staggering toward the finish line of the primary contest.
By Jerry White, 27 May 2016
The UAW’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton underscores the immense chasm between the corporatist organization and the workers it claims to represent.
By Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 27 May 2016
The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 26 May 2016
There’s a war going on in America, and it’s a class war. Detroit is a central battleground. Unite all workers in a fight back!
By a WSWS reporter, 26 May 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants in the Albuquerque protest.
26 May 2016
At this meeting on May 31, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White and vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth will speak about the critical issues facing workers and youth.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 26 May 2016
A Pew report released on the share of young people living with their parents sheds new light on the difficulties facing millions who are barely scraping by.
By Barry Grey, 25 May 2016
The Clinton campaign is angered that Sanders' continued presence is hindering it from executing the turn to the right planned for the general election.
Telecom, airlines, retail, manufacturing workers entering battles
By Jerry White, 24 May 2016
The growth of the class struggle in the US poses the need for a unified fight by the working class against the capitalist system and the two big business parties that defend it.
By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2016
The conflict within the Democratic Party is intensifying even as Sanders signals his intention to endorse Hillary Clinton after the final primary contests.
By our reporters, 23 May 2016
Sanders stopped in San Diego, California, for a two-day campaign swing, including a rally Saturday night in National City, near the US-Mexico border, where he addressed a crowd of some 10,000.
By Patrick Martin, 21 May 2016
The Democratic frontrunner is appealing to Republican warhawks and neo-conservatives to support her against her likely Republican opponent.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 21 May 2016
An op-ed published this week in the New York Times provides an opportunity to consider the history of class struggle in America and the role of identity politics in dividing the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2016
The bogus claims of violence and harassment have now reached the front page of the New York Times and the editorial page of the Washington Post.
By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2016
The political and media uproar over the Nevada state Democratic Party convention is an entirely manufactured provocation.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2016
After winning in Oregon and virtually tying Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Bernie Sanders said he would continue his campaign through the last primary and into the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2016
While a majority of the political and media establishment is concerned by the rise of Trump, a significant section believes his presidency offers benefits for Canada.
By Patrick Martin, 16 May 2016
The meeting erupted in fistfights and catcalls after dozens of Sanders delegates were disqualified by the party leadership.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for US vice president, 14 May 2016
The Socialist Equality Party defends the democratic right of immigrants and refugees to live and work wherever they please without fear of detention or deportation.
By Patrick Martin, 13 May 2016
The Republican presidential nominee ensured a love-fest in his meeting with congressional Republican leaders after dropping his professed opposition to cuts in Social Security and Medicare.
By Joseph Kishore, 12 May 2016
The Democratic Party establishment is promoting a false racial narrative to obscure the real reasons for Sanders’ landslide victory in West Virginia.
By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2016
Trump is advocating a race to the bottom, in which governors and legislatures would offer minimum wage reductions and exemptions to entice companies to locate in their state.
By Naomi Spencer, 11 May 2016
Sanders’ victory points to the deep social tensions in the state and the continued hostility to Clinton, despite the fact that she is being presented as the inevitable Democratic Party nominee.
By Barry Grey, 10 May 2016
Clinton is tacking to run in the general election as the trusted and experienced candidate of the corporate and political establishment, the Pentagon and the CIA.
By Patrick Martin, 9 May 2016
Those refusing to support the presumptive Republican nominee include both former presidents Bush, the 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and various congressmen, senators and governors.
By Leah Jeresova, 9 May 2016
A massive police buildup is underway in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention to be held July 18-21.
By Jerry White, 9 May 2016
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 7 May 2016
Trump is able to win support among sections of workers because of the treachery of the unions and their subordination of the working class to the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 7 May 2016
Steven Mnuchin was a partner at Goldman Sachs for 17 years before setting up his own hedge fund, heavily involved in real estate and movie financing.
By Ulrich Rippert, 7 May 2016
While the dominant reaction has been concern over the consequences of right-wing nationalism, some voices are being raised in support of a Trump victory.
By Alexander Fangmann, 7 May 2016
A recent piece in the New York Times by Gary Gutting, a Notre Dame philosophy professor, indicates the readiness of a layer of intellectuals to support the imposition of dictatorial methods of rule.
By Tom Hall, 6 May 2016
The Democratic front runner is hailing opposition to Trump from leading Republicans, including some who will support her as a more reliable foreign policy hawk.
By Patrick Martin, 5 May 2016
The selection of a fascistic demagogue as the candidate of one of the two major capitalist parties is indisputable proof of the advanced stage of the putrefaction of American democracy.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2016
Trump’s victory marked the effective end of the campaign for the Republican nomination, with the Republican Party chairman declaring the billionaire to be the presumptive nominee.
By Barry Grey, 3 May 2016
For all its criticism of Clinton, Socialist Alternative is already lined up behind the “anyone but Trump” mantra that will be a major aspect of her right-wing campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2016
Sanders’ entire campaign has been dedicated to preventing the rising tide of popular opposition in the United States from breaking out of the straitjacket of the Democratic Party.
By Barry Grey, 30 April 2016
The billionaire candidate is working to stoke up xenophobic sentiments in order to direct social opposition into extreme nationalist and militarist channels.
By Naomi Spencer and Clement Daly, 30 April 2016
WSWS reporters spoke with workers and youth at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Huntington, West Virginia.
By Esther Galen, 30 April 2016
The purpose of Sanders’ proposal is not to transform the US health care system, but to promote illusions that such a transformation can be achieved through the Democratic Party under capitalism.
The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent
By Niles Niemuth, 30 April 2016
The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority.
By our reporters, 28 April 2016
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White received a warm reception from Boston Verizon workers who are entering their third week on strike and will soon face the loss of health benefits.
By Patrick Martin, 28 April 2016
The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016
The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties.
By a reporter, 27 April 2016
Sanders’ statements underscore the unity among all the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in favor of war and drone assassinations.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.