NATO summit reflects crisis of imperialist world ‘order’

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Despite German rulers having largest economy in Europe, not one of their six submarines was operational in 2018. Less than half their tanks, helicopters, fighter jets are usable. Mismatch between economic and military power will not survive deeper inter-imperialist conflicts.

As they press every opening to take down Donald Trump before the 2020 elections, Democrats and the liberal press leapt on tapes of French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other government leaders making fun of the…


US gov’t weighs sending more troops into its Mideast wars

Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019

The administration of President Donald Trump is weighing a new deployment of thousands of troops and additional weaponry to the Middle East as it continues to battle for influence against the capitalist regime in Tehran. The Iranian rulers have taken…


US-Chinese rulers’ rivalry grows despite new trade deal

Vol. 83/No. 42 - November 18, 2019

As the governments of China and the U.S. prepare to sign “phase-one” of an agreement over their trade conflicts, rivalry between Washington, the world’s dominant imperialist power, and the rising power of Beijing continues to harden. The planned deal between…


US rulers step up sanctions, tell Tehran to pull back in Mideast

Vol. 83/No. 36 - October 7, 2019

After threatening military action against Iran, President Donald Trump announced Sept. 20 that the U.S. government was sending hundreds more troops to Saudi Arabia and tightening its sanctions on Tehran. It is increasing pressure on the Iranian rulers to enter…


US hands off Iran! End all Washington’s sanctions now!

Vol. 83/No. 35 - September 30, 2019

A series of drone and missile attacks, claimed by Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, severely damaged Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil site Sept. 14, cutting world oil supplies and escalating prices. President Donald Trump threatened the U.S. military was “locked and…


Moonwalk 50 years on – what it shows about life on earth

Vol. 83/ No. 28 - August 5, 2019
“Why can’t similar organization and scientific knowledge be applied to make our everyday lives more secure and livable?” Socialist Workers Party leader Joe Hansen asked after 1969 moon landing. Historic scientific advance “should greatly increase sentiment for socialism.”

All the daily big-business press — and discussions by workers in bodegas, ball games and barbecues — this week have touched on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. 1969 moon launch and Buzz Aldrin’s and Neil Armstrong’s walks there. Of…


US capitalist rulers ban Huawei in trade squeeze on Beijing

Vol. 83/No. 23 - June 10, 2019
Container ship loaded with goods from China berths at Port of Los Angeles in 2011. U.S. rulers are using Huawei ban and tariffs on greater volume of imports from China as leverage against Beijing in trade talks. Competing rulers seek deal that best defends their capitalist interests.

On May 15 Washington escalated its attack on Chinese telecom giant Huawei, taking steps to cut the company off from suppliers and ban it from doing business in the U.S.  President Donald Trump that day signed an executive order enabling…


US-China rulers’ trade dispute part of broader rivalry in Pacific

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019

President Donald Trump levied steeper tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and took steps to impose taxes on nearly all Chinese imports, as five months of trade talks between Washington and Beijing are nearing an end. Three days later…


Washington, Beijing rulers vie over trade, telecommunications markets

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Negotiations in Washington between senior officials of the U.S. and Chinese governments over the tariff duel between the two ruling classes ended inconclusively Jan. 31. Two days before the talks U.S. authorities indicted Chinese tech giant Huawei over corporate espionage…


Davos Forum marks political crises afflicting capitalist rulers

Vol. 83/No. 6 - February 11, 2019
Yellow vest protest in Paris Jan. 26, one of many actions across France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. Bosses at forum in Davos expressed fears that such actions by working people against the impact of the crisis of capitalism foretell “unrest to come.”

The annual gathering of some 3,000 bosses, bankers and speculators, heads of state and meritocratic hangers-on at the World Economic Forum took place in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 22-25. The event was marked by the sharpening political crisis confronting the various…