In Trump’s USA, socialism is in the air

Mick Armstrong It is very dangerous times in the USA, with Trump and his coterie of alt-right reactionaries, headed by Steve Bannon, ensconced in the White House. But it is not all doom and despair. The US is not simply an appalling sea of reaction. It is an increasingly polarised society in which increa...CONTINUE READING

Socialist leader assassinated in the Philippines

Statement issued by the Bureau of the Fourth International, 7 March 2017 On 4 March 2017, Comrade Ruben was killed by the army in the province of Lanao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. This was clearly an assassination. Ruben was wanted for his involvement in the People’s Revolutionary Ar...CONTINUE READING

Republicans run from town hall protests

Julia Jones Thousands of people in across the US are continuing to participate in the once sleepy affairs of town hall meetings to confront Republican politicians, including in Republican stronghold states. This new phenomenon has opened an avenue for political participation. Meetings have become coll...CONTINUE READING

Capitalism’s climate death drive

James Plested The earth revolves around the sun. That was the simple proposition that resulted in 17th century Italian scientist and astronomer Galileo falling foul of Catholic authorities, who banned his works and placed him under permanent house arrest. The idea espoused by Galileo and other scientist...CONTINUE READING

Trump declares of war on 11 million people

Danny Katch The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released two memos on February 20 laying out measures to implement Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order, issued under the misleading title “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” . In reality, Trump’s order is a clea...CONTINUE READING

We should support the Palestinians, not Israel

Kim Bullimore Arriving in Australia for a four-day diplomatic visit on Wednesday, 21 February, Benjamin Netanyahu is the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit Australia. Netanyahu – who also held Israel’s prime ministership between 1996 and 1999 – is responsible for the ongoing illegal blockade...CONTINUE READING

The urgency of resistance

Corey Oakley There are moments in history where standing on the sidelines of the political struggle is not an option. This is one of them. The Trump presidency is transforming politics in the US and around the world. The first weeks of his rule have made it clear that this will be an administration wit...CONTINUE READING

The US working class vs. Donald Trump

Jerome Small Amid the waves of protest sweeping the United States, we get a glimpse of the incredible power that organised workers can bring to a mass movement. On 20 January, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, unionised dock workers shut down the massive port of Oakland, California, one of the bu...CONTINUE READING

Don’t blame the Russians for US democracy’s failures

Ben Hillier US democracy was undermined from within, not from without, long before Donald Trump’s election victory. But an alleged conspiracy by the Russian government to help him reach the White House continues to motivate hypocritical lamentations for the republic on the part of US media, congressio...CONTINUE READING