By Kayla Costa, 30 December 2019
Representative Matthew Shea mobilized support for armed militia standoffs, and drafted a document of rules for militia-based war during his time in office.
By Patrick Martin, 30 December 2019
A new report documents the gruesome record of the Navy Seal commander Trump has praised and pardoned.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 December 2019
Syrian government troops backed by Russian air power have advanced on the last redoubt of Al Qaeda-linked militias in Idlib province.
By Patrick Martin, 27 December 2019
The two billionaires combined have outspent the rest of the Democrat field three times over.
By Johannes Stern, 23 December 2019
The temporary halt to construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has dramatically intensified tensions between the United States and the European powers.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 December 2019
The record $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act was passed with the overwhelming support of House and Senate Democrats.
By Barry Grey, 21 December 2019
The seven candidates said nothing about the fact that the impeachment of Trump was bracketed by congressional votes in which the Democratic Party endorsed Trump’s key legislative priorities.
By Patrick Martin, 20 December 2019
One day after the US House of Representatives adopted two articles of impeachment against President Trump, the House passed Trump’s top policy priority for 2019, the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, by a massive bipartisan margin.
By Evan Blake, 19 December 2019
The right-wing basis on which the Democrats have impeached Trump is underscored by the bipartisan support for the fascistic president’s political agenda demonstrated in the budget measures approved by Congress.
By Dan Conway, 19 December 2019
Both the presidential candidates and the teachers union officials present at the Pittsburgh forum have a proven track record of opposing and sabotaging teachers struggles.
The impeachment crisis
By Patrick Martin and Andre Damon, 19 December 2019
Despite the ferocity of conflict over impeachment, the Democrats and Republicans represent the twin imperatives of American imperialism: the drive toward war and fascistic authoritarianism.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2019
While Trump is seeking to exploit the impeachment to rally a right-wing movement, the Democratic Party is fearful of and hostile to mobilizing mass popular opposition to Trump.
By Kevin Reed, 18 December 2019
The publication of a glowing portrayal of Nazi war criminal Joachim Peiper by the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp’s Facebook page exposes a constituency within the military for fascism.
By Patrick Martin, 17 December 2019
Ten out of eleven newly elected representatives with military-intelligence backgrounds have publicly backed impeachment.
US military academies investigating use of “white power” hand gesture during annual Army-Navy football game
By Kevin Reed, 17 December 2019
The likely open use of the white power symbol by Army and Navy cadets is an indication of the growth of fascistic elements within the US military.
By Patrick Martin, 16 December 2019
In the midst of the impeachment inquiry, congressional Democrats are collaborating with Trump on trade war, attacks on immigrants, and a massive military build-up.
By Barry Grey, 13 December 2019
The debate has underscored the right-wing basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 December 2019
Less than two months after Trump’s demagogic announcement of a full withdrawal from Syria, the US military has made clear that it has no plans to leave.
By Peter Schwarz, 13 December 2019
The sanctions against the joint Russian-Western Europe energy project underscores just how conflict-riven the relations between the members of the world's largest military alliance are.
By Matthew Taylor, 12 December 2019
New Jersey police believe that two assailants deliberately targeted a Kosher grocery store in an attack on Tuesday.
By Andre Damon, 12 December 2019
Regardless of the its final outcome in the House and Senate, the impeachment proceedings will have reactionary and dangerous repercussions.
By Patrick Martin, 12 December 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act passed by a huge bipartisan majority, with 188 Democrats and 189 Republicans supporting it.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 December 2019
The purpose of the order signed Wednesday is to squelch free speech at publicly funded universities, targeting in particular the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
By Andre Damon, 11 December 2019
The articles of impeachment assert that the president “betrayed the nation” and “compromised the national security of the United States” by temporarily delaying military aid to Ukraine.
By Nick Beams, 11 December 2019
A full accounting would reveal that his policies, imposed on behalf of the American capitalist class, resulted in untold social misery and the premature death of millions of people, not only in the US but around the world.
By Patrick Martin, 9 December 2019
The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote articles of impeachment against Trump this week.
United Teachers Los Angeles and National Nurses Union back Democratic candidate
By Dan Conway and Matt Rigel, 7 December 2019
The United Teachers Los Angeles and the National Nurses Union have both endorsed Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
By Patrick Martin, 6 December 2019
The House Speaker announced Thursday plans to draw up articles of impeachment for President Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 5 December 2019
The opening statement by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler set the tone for a hearing that repeatedly returned to the bogus allegations of massive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2019
Immediately following Pompeo’s provocative speech, the US slapped new sanctions on Venezuela and Cuba, which the secretary of state accused of fomenting violence.
By Evan Blake, 5 December 2019
While attempting to strike a middle ground among the Democratic candidates, Harris never successfully convinced working class voters that she was progressive at all.
By Barry Grey, 4 December 2019
The Democrats’ 300-page report is all about Ukraine and the central role it occupies in the geo-strategic operations of the United States directed against Russia.
By Andre Damon, 4 December 2019
The book makes clear that the “Resistance” to Trump’s policies within the US government, which forms the basis of the Democrats’ impeachment drive, centers on claims that Trump is insufficiently aggressive in defending and expanding America’s imperial interests.
By Alex Lantier, 3 December 2019
NATO heads of state arrived yesterday in London for a two-day summit beginning today, 70 years after NATO’s foundation in the aftermath of World War II in 1949.
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2019
The White House is refusing to participate in the first formal impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, set for Wednesday.
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2019
The Democratic Socialists of America has given its full support to the impeachment campaign, lining up behind John Bolton and the other reactionaries promoted by the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2019
The Democratic Party establishment wants to ensure that issues of social inequality are not a focal point in the elections, even in the toothless form represented by Sanders and Warren.
By Tom Carter, 2 December 2019
Even by the degraded standards of American political discourse at present, Barr’s speech was exceptional for its essentially anti-democratic and fascistic content.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 27 November 2019
Trump’s National Security Adviser demanded Canada massively hike military spending, restrict Huawei, and militarize the Arctic to counter China and Russia.
By Barry Grey, 27 November 2019
Bloomberg is seeking effectively either to buy the presidency, or, at the very least, drive the Democratic campaign to the right.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2019
The unprecedented intervention in defense of Navy Seal Edward Gallagher is aimed not just at facilitating war crimes abroad, but at preparing forces to be used against the working class at home.
1619 Project director speaks at New York University
By Eric London and David North, 26 November 2019
There was not a single statement made by Hannah-Jones at NYU on historical issues that withstands serious examination.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 November 2019
The crimes of Gallagher and the other war criminals pardoned by Trump account for a minuscule portion of the civilians massacred in the illegal wars waged by US imperialism over the past 18 years.
By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2019
The ruling by Judge Kenji Brown Jackson was a sweeping rejection of the Trump administration’s claims that top officials cannot be compelled to testify before Congress.
By Kevin Reed, 26 November 2019
In an interview Friday with the Associated Press, US Attorney General William Barr said the prison death of Jeffrey Epstein was a suicide made possible by “a perfect storm of screwups.”
By Jacob Crosse, 26 November 2019
Governor Tony Evers made Wisconsin the tenth state to enact legislation drafted by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers association placing greater restrictions on anti-pipeline protests.
By Andre Damon, 23 November 2019
The impeachment inquiry has exposed a US conspiracy to spend billions of dollars to overthrow an elected government in Ukraine and foment a civil war that has killed thousands of people.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2019
This was the fourth intervention by the US president in the case of Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL charged with shooting civilians and murdering a prisoner during the 2017 siege of Mosul.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2019
Sanders declared at Wednesday night’s debate that he agreed with Obama that it wasn’t necessary to “tear down the system and remake it.”
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2019
Testimony at the final impeachment hearing confirmed the massive scale of imperialist operations in Ukraine, aimed at undermining and attacking Russia.
By Kevin Reed, 21 November 2019
In an extraordinary and open conflict between the leadership of the US Navy and the White House, Rear Admiral Collin Green pressed forward on Wednesday with plans to remove Edward Gallagher from the SEALs following his exoneration by President Trump.
By Barry Grey, 21 November 2019
Coming in the midst of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, the extension of the Patriot Act underscores the absence of any democratic content in their opposition to Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 21 November 2019
The principal crime revealed in the impeachment hearings is how American imperialism conducts itself towards smaller and less powerful nations such as Ukraine.
By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2019
The driving force of the Democratic Party inquiry is the US effort to use Ukraine as a base of operations and front-line state in the confrontation with Russia.
In the face of attacks by billionaires, Obama
By Kate Randall, 20 November 2019
Less than three weeks after presenting her “Medicare for All” proposal, Warren is backtracking on virtually all of its components.
By Matthew Taylor, 20 November 2019
The pair who were guarding Epstein on the night of his mysterious death have been charged with falsifying records and defrauding the US government.
By Chris Marsden, 20 November 2019
Prince Andrew maintained his relations with Epstein long after the sex offender and trafficker was convicted for his crimes.
As second week of public hearings begins
By Barry Grey, 19 November 2019
Pelosi once again defined as the sole issue in the Democrats’ case for impeachment the charge that Trump endangered US “national security” and strengthened Russia.
Former US Secretary of State Kissinger points to danger of “catastrophic” conflict between US and China
By Nick Beams, 16 November 2019
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned of an inevitable “conflict” between the US and China that “will be worse than the world wars that ruined European civilisation.”
By Evan Blake, 16 November 2019
Trump’s unprecedented pardoning of war criminals highlights the authoritarian character of his administration.
By Kevin Reed, 16 November 2019
The conviction of Roger Stone on all seven federal offenses shows, contrary to the fabrications in the corporate media, that he lied about having a relationship with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
By Patrick Martin, 16 November 2019
The public hearings on impeachment have brought to light bitter recriminations within the US ruling elite sparked by the failure of its anti-Russia efforts in Ukraine.
By Trévon Austin, 15 November 2019
Emails published by the Southern Poverty Law Center show Stephen Miller, White House senior adviser in charge of immigration policy, espousing racist views and promoting white supremacist and neo-Nazi publications.
By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2019
The first day of public, televised hearings demonstrates that in the impeachment conflict two right-wing factions of the ruling class are fighting out differences over foreign policy.
By Barry Grey, 14 November 2019
The American financial oligarchy is indignant over any possibility of having to give up a part of their fortune to pay for things such as health care, education, housing and a livable environment.
By Barry Grey, 13 November 2019
The bitter conflict within the state is between two right-wing factions of the ruling class that have been battling one another over foreign policy questions since Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate for president.
By Nick Beams, 13 November 2019
In a speech to the New York Economic Club, Trump claimed, amid falling GDP numbers, that his administration had “launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before.”
By Kayla Costa and Julio Patron, 12 November 2019
Five of six city council members targeted for supporting higher taxes on Amazon won reelection, including Kshama Sawant, a member of the pseudo-left Socialist Alternative group.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 November 2019
Representative Peter King’s decision not to run for re-election exemplifies the growing crisis of the Republican Party.
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2019
While couched in demagogic language accusing Facebook of “profiting” off of “disinformation,” the Democrats’ campaign for internet censorship is aimed at silencing political opposition and dissent.
By Barry Grey, 9 November 2019
Whether or not he decides to run, Bloomberg’s move is clearly calculated to shift the Democratic campaign further to the right.
Democratic Socialists of America “International Committee” denounces “reckless” withdrawal of US troops from Syria
By Genevieve Leigh, 9 November 2019
The response of the DSA to Trump’s announced troop withdrawals from Syria is indistinguishable from that of the Democratic Party and Trump’s critics within the military and intelligence apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2019
The CIA-instigated impeachment inquiry will begin public hearings next week with a parade of State Department witnesses.
For a kinder, gentler assault on immigrants
By Kevin Martinez, 8 November 2019
The Democratic presidential candidate rhetorically attacks theworst of Trump’s immigration policies but would keep the border regimeintact.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2019
In Tuesday’s state and local elections, Democrats made their biggest gains in upscale suburban areas.
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2019
Two press conferences Wednesday gave sharp expression to the divisions within the US political establishment.
By Eric London, 3 October 2019
According to the New York Times, Trump called for electrifying the border fence and shooting immigrants as they entered the US.
By Barry Grey, 2 October 2019
Many within the ruling class are taking Trump’s talk of civil war as a serious threat.
By Andre Damon, 1 October 2019
President Donald Trump, in an implicit threat of violence against his political opponents, suggested late Sunday that the Democrats’ efforts to remove him from office could precipitate a “civil war.”
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2019
Joe Biden’s son cashed in on his father’s position in the Obama-Biden administration.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 September 2019
Both factions in the political warfare that has erupted in Washington are hostile to the democratic and social rights of the working class.
By Barry Grey, 28 September 2019
This latest move tightens the virtual ban on people fleeing poverty, violence and persecution around the world.
By Kevin Reed, 28 September 2019
A defense and security firm based in Spain that was hired to protect the Ecuadorian embassy in London provided secret audio and video recordings of Julian Assange to US intelligence.
By Andre Damon, 27 September 2019
The complaint by the CIA agent assigned to the White House alleges that US President Trump “is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 US election.”
By Tom Hall, 26 September 2019
Bernie Sanders put in a brief media appearance on the picket line at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant Wednesday morning.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2019
The working class must break free of both reactionary political factions—the Democratic Party, aligned with the military-intelligence apparatus and Wall Street, and the Trump administration.
By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2019
The action is a major escalation in the factional warfare within the US ruling elite, which revolves largely around differences over foreign policy.
By Shannon Jones, 23 September 2019
The UAW is desperately seeking to shut down the strike, which cuts across their corporatist relations with management and threatens to spark a wider movement in the working class.
By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019
Obama’s vice president for two terms, Biden is identified with some of the worst crimes of the American government over the past 50 years, including wars in the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren mixes anti-corruption demagogy with identity politics at New York City rally
By Sandy English, 21 September 2019
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren sought to bolster illusions that the Democratic Party is capable of reining in the domination of the US government by the super-rich.
By Matthew Taylor, 14 September 2019
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2019
The 10 candidates on the stage in Houston avoided any discussion of the deepening social crisis in America and the growing opposition to social inequality.
By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2019
The DSA is a faction of the Democratic Party, which is backing the Sanders campaign as it seeks to divert opposition among workers and youth into safe channels.
By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2019
Disagreement over a proposed deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan was apparently the final straw in the internal White House conflict.
By Andre Damon, 10 September 2019
The Washington Post has published an editorial giving its stamp of approval to a report by the Hoover institution arguing that Chinese nationals and ethnic Chinese Americans potentially pose a national security threat to the United States.
New York court hears argument from “John Doe” that documents related to Jeffrey Epstein should remain sealed
By Kevin Reed, 7 September 2019
In a hearing before a Manhattan judge, arguments were presented on Wednesday for keeping the identity of individuals named in the court record of a defamation lawsuit filed against a confidante of Jeffrey Epstein in 2015 either sealed or redacted.
By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 4 September 2019
The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times, presents racism and racial conflict as the essential feature and driving force of American history.
By Nick Beams, 31 August 2019
An extraordinary intervention by former New York Federal Reserve president Bill Dudley reflects rising political tensions, fuelled by the growing prospect of a US recession.
By Joseph Kishore, 30 August 2019
The main resolutions adopted at the convention centered on the DSA’s political support for the Democratic Party and its dedication to bolstering the anti-working-class trade unions.
By Kevin Reed, 29 August 2019
The broken cameras were within view of the Manhattan cell where the multimillionaire sex trafficker was being held at the time of his death earlier this month.