Topic: U.S. Politics

  • The far right goes on a rampage in Berkeley

    This mobilization shows the physical threat that the racists represent--and the need to organize large numbers to oppose them.

  • Trump takes aim at libraries

    Donald Trump's "America First" budget puts working-class communities last--with drastic cuts to library funding.

  • Neil Gorsuch and the original injustice

    Trump's Supreme Court nominee is loyal to a conservative doctrine called "originalism," but there's a deeper problem with the legal system itself.

  • Trump and the global disorder

    A European socialist considers the implications of Trump's election outside the U.S. in a world of crisis and instability.

  • Trump's attack on schoolkids

    The Trump administration's claims about after-school programs not helping students aren't just cruel, but demonstrably false.

  • An enemy of choice revealed

    Neil Gorsuch was careful about what he said in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but his sympathy with conservatives is clear.

  • Politicking without politics

    The Democrats are trying to damage Trump by pointing out his hypocrisy rather than articulating any ideas of their own.

  • Victory 2.0 against Trump's Muslim ban?

    A revised Muslim travel ban was blocked hours before it was meant to take effect, but we need to remain mobilized to be sure it stays that way.

  • Cultivando resistencia

    La oposición a Trump abre oportunidades cruciales para aumentar la influencia política y el alcance organizacional de la izquierda.

  • Is there a pro-Putin clique in the White House?

    The continuing controversy over the Putin-Trump relationship points towards a deeper debate over the decline of U.S. imperial power.

  • Raising the resistance

    The mass opposition to Trump is opening up crucial opportunities for the left to expand the influence of its politics and the reach of its organizations.

  • Smiling for Congress as he sharpens the knives

    Trump's speech to Congress was successful in distracting the media and Democratic leaders from the unchanged substance of his reactionary agenda.

  • Straight from the donkey's mouth

    Nancy Pelosi spoke the truth when she said the Democrats "are capitalist"--but more and more supporters are starting to wonder if that's a good thing.

  • The Democrats' goals and ours

    Working within the Democratic Party doesn't win reforms--on the contrary, it poses a threat even to the reforms we already won.

  • Trump and the alt-right

    Donald Trump likes to think he not only won an election, but has "built a movement." And he has--just not the way he thinks.

  • What shut down Milo Yiannopoulos?

    Accurately describing protests and the effect of different tactics is needed to formulate a strategy for the new political period.

  • Trump chooses a supreme reactionary

    Neil Gorsuch would continue the awful legacy of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his crackpot doctrine of "originalism."

  • Making sense of what happened at Berkeley

    A participant in the protest against a far-right leader at UC Berkeley comments on some of the debates that have taken place since.

  • El pueblo contra el presidente

    Sabemos que Trump va a ser tan horrible como suponíamos, pero también sabemos que será tan ampliamente resistido como nadie concibió.

  • More voices of the resistance

    SW continues its discussion on building the resistance to Trump into a bigger and better organized force in every corner of society.

  • The torture presidency?

    The news that Trump wants to reinstate CIA black sites begs the question: Why is the administration so keen on restarting torture?

  • Voices of the new resistance

    SocialistWorker.org asked a wide range of authors and activists for their thoughts about the spreading resistance to Trump and its next steps.

  • Thousands confront the right at UC Berkeley

    Far-right agitator Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak at UC Berkeley, but thanks to 2,000 protesters, he didn't get the chance.

  • What does it mean to make "America First"?

    Any labor union or worker who signs up with Trump's "America First" program will find out that--rhetoric aside--Trump will put them last.

  • Keep the Trump out of Milwaukee

    A presidential visit to a Harley Davidson factory was cancelled when the company backed out over fears of large-scale protests.