How do socialists take on gun fundamentalism?

Danny Katch “Enough is enough.” “The time for change is now.” “Never again.” These are some of the signs that have appeared at the protests that erupted since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Their gut-wrenching urgency shows how deeply this nightmare has affected American politics. But do wh...CONTINUE READING

One year after hell froze over

Danny Katch One year ago on 8 November, Donald Trump was elected the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet, leaving many hundreds of millions of people in the US and around the world in a state of shock. Pretty much every week since has confirmed our worst fears about Trump in the White Hou...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

Now’s the time for socialist organisation

Danny Katch “History seems to be moving backward.” That’s what a teacher in his mid-20s told me at a rally when I asked what had led him to come out to what he said was the first political demonstration of his life. The protest was about the Dakota Access Pipeline, but he was clearly referring to Dona...CONTINUE READING

War hawks and billionaires line up behind Hillary Clinton

Danny Katch Bernie Sanders wrote in an op-ed article in the Los Angeles Times that his “political revolution … continues as Hillary Clinton seeks the White House”. I get the whole loyal opposition thing, but this is just embarrassing. The only revolution Hillary Clinton has ever supported is the plane...CONTINUE READING

The radical message coming out of the US presidential race

Danny Katch, Alan Maass Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may have ended up in a tie in the Iowa caucuses, but the winner of the first primary contest for the Democratic presidential nomination was the socialist from Vermont. Sanders was dismissed as a well-meaning but irrelevant protest candidate for much of la...CONTINUE READING

Whose lives matter in New York City?

Danny Katch Danny Katch writes from New York City on the aftermath of the shooting of two NYPD officers, the pro-police backlash and the impact on the anti-racist struggle. ---------- The backlash following the murder of two New York City police officers by an emotionally troubled gunman has posed a d...CONTINUE READING