In the Final Hours of His Term, Trump Pardons Former Aides and Other Capitalist Criminals
Donald Trump issued a list of pardons and commutations in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It’s mostly a rogue’s gallery of right-wing former aides and capitalist financiers and politicians who have enriched themselves through scams, fraud, and assaults on democracy.
Rose LemlichJanuary 20, 2021
Biden’s Inauguration Speech: Empty Platitudes and (Neoliberal) Unity
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. In his speech, he spoke very little about politics, policy, or the actual situation facing millions of people. Instead, he spoke in vague terms about the need for “democracy” and “unity” as he began his attempt to restore faith in America’s institutions.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 20, 2021
Now It’s Time to Fight Biden
Joe Biden will become president today. This is not the time to celebrate or to go back to ignoring politics. It’s time to re-double our efforts, unite our struggles, and refuse to be satisfied with any crumbs tossed our way.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 20, 2021
Biden’s Task: Restore U.S. Institutions and Get Back to the Business of Global Domination
Trump’s presidency has delegitimized certain institutions of the American state, both at home and abroad. Joe Biden has been given the task of restoring that legitimacy. Nothing short of U.S. global hegemony is at stake.
Ezra BrainJanuary 19, 2021
“Fortress D.C.” Has Nothing to Do With Keeping People Safe
The nation’s capital has become a militarized zone in the runup to Inauguration day on January 20. But this is all about protecting the government and nothing to do with protecting the Washington’s working-class residents, who have been living in “Fortress D.C.” since the attacks of 9/11.
B.C. DaurelleJanuary 17, 2021
Trump Adds Cuba to List of Countries “Sponsoring Terrorism”
The Trump administration put Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday. This maneuver to punish Cuba comes amid the Far Right attack on the U.S. Capitol and is an attempt for Trump to score points with the Republicans’ social and electoral base.
Diego DalaiJanuary 14, 2021
Impeachment Is Their Fight, Not Ours
The bipartisan regime is using impeachment to move against Trump in the days after the storming of the Capitol. But that doesn’t mean they are our allies in the fight against the Right. Socialists must prepare ourselves and the entire working class to face the next four years of an administration that has the support of the bipartisan political establishment and capital behind it.
Madeleine FreemanJanuary 14, 2021
A Tech Worker Explains Why the Industry Won’t Save Us, but Workers Can
Several major tech companies moved late last week to remove Donald Trump and some of his followers from their platforms. But we cannot trust capitalists to fight the Right --- only workers can be depended on to protect the interests of the working class.
Rose LemlichJanuary 12, 2021
“It is Only a Matter of Time Before a More Competent Trump Emerges”: An Interview With Warren Montag
Some people argue that the far Right is small. Should we be reassured that “only” 45 percent of Republicans, that is, 30 million people, support the riot at the Capitol? We must reject facile economism to understand the Trump phenomenon. This is more than a simple contradiction between base and superstructure.
Juan Dal MasoJanuary 11, 2021
Neither Big Tech nor the Government Will Stop the Right — the Workers’ Movement Needs to Step Up!
Any measures that the ruling class takes against the Right will inevitably be used with 10 times more force against the Left.
Nathaniel FlakinJanuary 11, 2021