By Dan Conway, 25 April 2020
The cuts announced by the Democratic mayor herald an onslaught of similar measures in other US cities and states.
By Kristina Betinis, 25 April 2020
After a procedural delay, a vote to approve the measure that gives Lightfoot substantial sway over the city budget took place Friday.
By Eric London and David North, 25 April 2020
Ignorance, cronyism and gangsterism at the pinnacle of the American state.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 April 2020
Last week the Nation magazine published an open letter, signed by 60 former leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society, which calls on Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Joe Biden.
By Peter Schwarz, 23 April 2020
A bitter struggle is raging between the EU member states over how the trillions should be distributed and who will pay for it.
Canada: British Columbia’s New Democrat government defends corporate interests as coronavirus runs rampant
By Penny Smith, 17 April 2020
As confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1,500 and the death toll mounts, BC’s NDP government is proving incapable of protecting the population from the devastating medical and economic effects of the pandemic.
By S. Jayanth, 17 April 2020
The Tamil National Alliance is providing political cover for Rajapakse’s rapid moves towards a presidential dictatorship.
By Ben McGrath, 17 April 2020
The supposed success of the government’s response to COVID-19 benefited the Democratic Party, but the attacks on the working class will grow as the economy declines.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 17 April 2020
As in 2016, but now under much more explosive social and political conditions, Sanders is exchanging his “political revolution against the establishment” for the thin gruel of “lesser evil” politics.
By Mike Head, 16 April 2020
In fighting against mass unemployment, financial ruin and the danger to their very health and lives in many workplaces, the chief political obstacle confronting the working class is the Labor and union apparatus.
By Bryan Dyne, 16 April 2020
Public health experts have warned that Trump’s move would leave developing countries in the crosshairs of COVID-19 defenseless.
By Alejandro López, 11 April 2020
Podemos and the Spanish social democrats are needlessly sacrificing thousands of workers’ lives in order to boost corporate profits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Thomas Scripps, 11 April 2020
Even prior to his election, Starmer was at pains to reposition himself to be acceptable to the Zionist and Blairite right.
By K. Ratnayake, 11 April 2020
Hundreds of thousands of workers have no income and poor farmers in the rural areas have no means of selling what they grow.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 11 April 2020
By the US government’s own calculations, a premature return to work could lead to 140,000 additional deaths.
By Eric London, 11 April 2020
The main purpose of a recent forum hosted by Jacobin magazine was to answer the question “Where to go next?” with a definitive: “Nowhere, stay in the Democratic Party.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 11 April 2020
Assange’s arrest was an historic crime, setting a precedent for escalating attacks on press freedom and the democratic rights of the working class.
By Genevieve Leigh, 11 April 2020
The mechanisms established to manage stimulus money primarily exist to bail out the major corporations, further enrich the banks, and to secure Wall Street.
A modest proposal from Thomas Friedman
By Patrick Martin, 10 April 2020
Friedman's proposal for a Biden “national unity cabinet” is only the crudest expression of the right-wing embrace of the Democratic nominee.
By Mike Head, 4 April 2020
ACTU leader Sally McManus is being feted by the corporate media as a “star” of the deepening coronavirus crisis.
By Trévon Austin and Patrick Martin, 2 April 2020
Fourteen states have either delayed presidential primaries or extended deadlines for voting by mail.
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 April 2020
Ocasio-Cortez is increasingly lining up behind the Democratic Party establishment at the very point that the coronavirus catastrophe is demonstrating the failure of the capitalist system and discrediting all of its political parties and representatives.
By Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey, 30 March 2020
As Trump’s top health advisers warn of a rapid escalation of infections and deaths across the country, the White House, visibly in crisis, shifts from one stop-gap policy to another.
House passes Senate “rescue” bill
By Barry Grey, 28 March 2020
The bill amounts to virtually unlimited funding for the corporate and financial aristocracy, with no real strings attached.
By Andre Damon, 28 March 2020
The capitalist system has proven entirely unable to provide the most basic necessities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic—including ventilators and protective equipment—threatening hundreds of thousands of lives.
Democratic Socialists of America, Haymarket Books hold online event to boost Democratic Party amid coronavirus crisis
By Eric London, 28 March 2020
The event was called to paper over the role of the Democratic Party in creating conditions for the coronavirus to wreak havoc on the population of the US.
As US cases of COVID-19 surpass all other countries
By Joseph Kishore, 27 March 2020
Amidst an expanding pandemic, which is still in its early stages, the Trump administration is intensifying its efforts to force a return to work, which would endanger the lives of millions of workers.
As big business parties near deal on $2 trillion corporate bailout
By Barry Grey, 25 March 2020
With the US death toll from COVID-19 nearing 700 and infections surging, President Trump on Tuesday pledged to “open up” the country and force workers back to work by Easter.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 March 2020
The event was an attempt to cover over the conventional Democratic Party politics of Socialist Alternative and the DSA with anti-capitalist rhetoric and empty slogans. This was combined with the foul injection of racial politics, a hallmark of the Democratic Party.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 March 2020
After receiving classified intelligence briefings, at least four US senators sold millions of dollars worth of stock while downplaying the severity of the virus to the public.
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2020
The number of Americans with coronavirus is nearing 15,000, and more than 200 have died.
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 19 March 2020
For the second time in four years, Sanders has diverted popular hostility to the capitalist system back within the framework of the corporate-controlled two-party system.
By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2020
The former vice president extended his lead over Bernie Sanders to more than 300 delegates, while voter turnout plunged.
By Andre Damon, 16 March 2020
US President Trump announced another massive handout to the financial oligarchy Sunday night, even as congressional Democrats made clear they would offer no paid sick leave to workers affected by the pandemic.
By Eric London, 14 March 2020
The purpose of the article, published by the primary purveyors of racial politics, is to advance an anti-Russia foreign policy and deny the existence of real social divisions in America.
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2020
Sanders’ 10-minute speech on Wednesday, after which he took no questions, effectively conceded the Democratic nomination to the former vice president.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 March 2020
The former vice president has a lead of nearly 150 delegates in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“They want to keep the working class divided along racial and ethnic lines to keep all of the money to themselves”
By our reporters, 9 March 2020
At each rally, it was evident that the majority of Sanders’ supporters are far to the left of him politically.
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2020
In its support for this corrupt, senile figurehead, the Democratic Party is demonstrating the political bankruptcy of Sanders’ campaign.
On the eve of Michigan primary
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2020
A New York Times article claims that Soviet officials saw cultivating ties with Sanders in the 1980s as a political “opportunity.”
By Barry Grey, 6 March 2020
Sanders began running a campaign ad Tuesday consisting entirely of former President Barack Obama speaking in glowing terms of the Vermont senator.
By Eric London, 5 March 2020
Biden’s victory shows once again it is impossible to transform the capitalist Democratic Party into a vehicle for socialist politics.
By Patrick Martin, 4 March 2020
The outcome is a rebuff to the claims by Bernie Sanders that the Democratic Party can become the vehicle of a political revolution in America.
By John Burton, 4 March 2020
The DC Circuit ruling, if it stands, is expected to affect a number of other congressional inquiries, including ongoing House efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns.
By James Brewer, 4 March 2020
Mayor Mike Duggan painted a rosy picture of a city which has become a Mecca for cheap labor.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2020
Black Democratic Party officials have been mobilized to use racial politics as a barrier to the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
On eve of South Carolina and “Super Tuesday” primaries
By Patrick Martin, 29 February 2020
There is increasing talk of using the anti-democratic procedures of a “brokered convention” to block the nomination of the Vermont senator.
The Trump administration’s incompetent and criminally negligent response to the coronavirus outbreak
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US President, 29 February 2020
The disastrous state of preparedness for the coronavirus is the product of decades of ruling class policy that has subordinated the most basic social needs to war and the endless accumulation of wealth.
By David North and Andre Damon, 26 February 2020
The illustration, which has multiple characteristics associated with anti-Semitic depictions of Jewish people by the Nazis, strikingly resembles an image published in October 1936 in the Nazi propaganda magazine Der Stürmer.
By Warren Duzak, 26 February 2020
Students, alumni and faculty spoke out against the proposed merger of Watkins College of Art with Belmont University at a pop-up art exhibit on Saturday.
By Eric London, 26 February 2020
Weinstein’s conviction has established the “breakthrough” principle that a criminal conviction can be secured without reliable and verifiable evidence. The working class and poor will suffer the consequences.
By Patrick Martin, 25 February 2020
The Democratic presidential frontrunner said he would go to war in support of NATO and other US military allies, and to defend Taiwan against China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 24 February 2020
Reflecting the importance the US now places on India and the Indian Ocean in its strategy to counter China, the Pentagon recently renamed its Pacific Command the US Indo-Pacific Command.
By Patrick Martin, 24 February 2020
The Democratic establishment and the corporate media are now peddling the lie that Sanders is the beneficiary of Russian intervention in the 2020 elections.
By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2020
Despite the intervention of the intelligence agencies, the corporate media and the Democratic Party establishment, young and working class voters gave overwhelming support to Sanders.
By Barry Grey, 22 February 2020
On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that “US officials” told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.
By Adam McLean, 22 February 2020
The CWU’s attack on Sanders’ proposal for “Medicare for All” is motivated by its financial interests in the health care fund that it operates.
By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2020
All five rivals of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders indicated they would deny him the nomination even if he won the most votes in the primaries.
By Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2020
Those who attended were told to integrate themselves fully into the Democratic primary election campaign of Bernie Sanders. The fundamental aim of the event organizers was to disabuse young people of the notion that socialism entails an independent struggle for political power.
By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2020
The criminal in the White House expunged the lawbreaking records of two billionaires and two political hatchetmen for big business.
By Nick Beams, 20 February 2020
Milken was a pioneer of the financial mechanisms which have led to the greatest accumulation of wealth by the financial oligarchy ever seen, at the expense of the working class.
“For once we actually know where the money is coming from”
By Niles Niemuth, 20 February 2020
Abrams said Bloomberg’s spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the Democratic nomination is like a candidate “using their dog” to get support.
By Barry Grey, 19 February 2020
There are growing concerns within the party apparatus and much of the corporate elite that wins for Sanders in Nevada and South Carolina could make his nomination unstoppable.
By Kristina Betinis, 19 February 2020
The CTU leaders are cultivating ever-closer ties to the Democratic Party political establishment, which is campaigning to defeat a Sanders nomination.
By Eric London and Tom Mackaman, 17 February 2020
Georgetown historian Michael Kazin’s February 13 column falsifies history in an attempt to convince an increasingly radical population that they must not break from the Democratic Party.
Norissa Santa Cruz – Socialist Equality Party candidate for US vice president, 17 February 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of militarized police forces to cities throughout the country is aimed at terrorizing immigrant neighborhoods and is a warning to the entire working class.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2020
The rallying of officeholders and media pundits to the billionaire candidate exposes the real class character of the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2020
The growing support for a self-styled “democratic socialist” has been met by anti-communist diatribes and media smears.
By Andre Damon, 15 February 2020
The new policy was announced as Trump gave a fascistic speech to border patrol agents, pledging to fight the “left.”
Trump administration’s national counterintelligence strategy focuses on “hacktivists, leaktivists and public disclosure organizations”
By Kevin Reed, 15 February 2020
A major assault on First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of the press is being prepared.
By Andre Damon, 14 February 2020
Strengthened by the failure of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, President Trump has accelerated his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency in every sphere.
By Niles Niemuth, 14 February 2020
The immediate response of elected African-American Democrats to the exposure of the billionaire Bloomberg’s racist remarks was to boost him as the only candidate who can defeat President Donald Trump in November.
By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey, 14 February 2020
The answers given by Sanders’ campaign to a foreign policy survey published this month by the Times provide a revealing picture of the attitude of the self-styled “democratic socialist” to American imperialism and war.
By Nick Beams, 13 February 2020
Markets are soaring as the Federal Reserve makes clear it stands ready to inject still more cheap money into the financial system in the event of any significant market downturn.
By Barry Grey, 13 February 2020
Following the Democrats’ failed impeachment drive, President Trump is moving to consolidate his personal control over the government and surround himself with officials directly dependent on his approval.
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2020
The self-styled “democratic socialist” defeated two more right-wing candidates, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar.
By Sam Dalton, 12 February 2020
While the Democrats wasted no time jettisoning their facade of ‘progressive’ politics in the face of resistance from the NYPD and other law-and-order advocates, the Republicans have taken the opportunity to push their fascistic appeals.
By Eric London, 12 February 2020
The announcement begins the staged process in which the Democratic Party feigns indignation over the proposed cuts only to ultimately accede to many of the demands.
By Lily Zhao, 12 February 2020
The work won in the best documentary feature category at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. It was the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.
On eve of New Hampshire primary
By Patrick Martin, 10 February 2020
With polls showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the likely first-place finisher in tomorrow’s Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, Sanders’ opponents have focused their attacks on his public identification as a “democratic socialist.”
By Kevin Reed, 10 February 2020
The Trump administration is scheduled to release a 2021 budget plan on Monday that includes deep reductions in entitlement programs and other mandatory spending while increasing funding for the military and the Department of Homeland Security.
After impeachment debacle and Iowa chaos
By Barry Grey, 8 February 2020
The Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.
By Kevin Reed, 8 February 2020
The assault on end-to-end encryption is part of the ongoing drive by the state to censor and regulate content on the internet.
By Noel Katsuki and George Gallanis, 8 February 2020
House Bill 1057 targets transgender youth by criminalizing the provision of gender transition care to minors by doctors.
By Patrick Martin, 7 February 2020
The effort to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with DNC Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the state.
By Joseph Lorenz, 7 February 2020
The Democratic Party rebuttal included hypocritical invocations of democracy, demagogic appeals to struggling workers and falsification of the party’s reactionary record.
By Andre Damon, 7 February 2020
Writing in the Guardian, Sunkara claims that “we should have confidence” in the “integrity” of the vote in Iowa, arguing that the DNC will not “steal the election from Bernie Sanders.”
By Bryan Dyne, 6 February 2020
The diatribe by Rodney Garcia mirrors the fascistic appeals of President Trump.
Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 6 February 2020
From the beginning of the Trump presidency, the Democrats have worked to channel mass popular opposition to Trump behind their own right-wing, militarist agenda.
By Andre Damon, 5 February 2020
The annual State of the Union address has long been an exercise in delusion and fraud, but Trump’s remarks yesterday raised this ritualistic exercise to new heights.
By Patrick Martin, 5 February 2020
All the filth and corruption of capitalist politics is being poured into the 2020 elections to counter the shift to the left among youth and working people.
As White House asserts unchecked presidential powers
By Barry Grey, 4 February 2020
The Democrats’ final arguments only underscored the reactionary basis of their impeachment drive.
On eve of Iowa caucuses
By Patrick Martin, 3 February 2020
Sanders’ response to the barrage of smears was to reiterate his support for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.
Amy Klobuchar, endorsed by New York Times, denounced for railroading black teenager to prison for life
By David Walsh, 3 February 2020
Like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, Klobuchar personifies the use of gender and racial politics to provide a phony “progressive” veneer to the grasping ambitions of middle class reactionaries of all stripes.
By Andre Damon, 1 February 2020
The Democrats, refusing to oppose Trump on the basis of his real crimes, sought to use impeachment to settle differences over foreign policy.
By Kate Randall, 1 February 2020
The Trump administration’s proposed Medicaid changes could slash benefits for millions of recipients, while opening the door for a broader assault on other entitlement programs.
By Jacob Crosse, 1 February 2020
The campaign from top Democratic Party officials against Sanders and their determination to undermine his candidacy only exposes the bankruptcy of Sanders’ claim that the Democratic Party can be reformed.
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2020
While nominally directed against Russia and right-wing “trolls,” the proposal would open the way to a sweeping attack on the democratic rights of the American people.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2020
While the Democrats embrace the war criminal John Bolton, the Republicans portray the president as essentially above the law, an elected dictator.
By Adam Mclean, 30 January 2020
James Mitchell, an Air Force veteran and psychologist who was a leading architect of torture methods used at US “black sites” testified that he threatened to cut the throat of the son of detainee Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.