Trump pushes US rulers’ interests vs. rivals at UN General Assembly

Vol. 82/No. 38 - October 15, 2018

President Donald Trump laid out his administration’s plans to defend the interests worldwide of the U.S. ruling families in his Sept. 25 address to the United Nations. He presented Washington’s efforts to push back the Iranian rulers’ political and military…

Decay of US rulers ‘world order’ opens room to fight

Vol. 82/No. 35 - September 24, 2018

The U.S. capitalist rulers’ liberal imperialist world order, imposed following their emergence as the victor from the second imperialist world slaughter, is decaying and coming apart at an accelerated pace today. And some of them recognize this. The Donald Trump…

Veterans fight delays in gov’t disability benefits

Thousands die while appeals drag on and on
Vol. 82/No. 34 - September 17, 2018
Wounded war veterans who get physical therapy wait at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, in 2007. Veterans Administration has denied benefits to half a million veterans.

Hundreds of thousands of veterans filing disability claim appeals wait years, and sometimes a lifetime, for the Department of Veterans Affairs to rule on their cases. One in 14 veterans dies before getting a decision — or any badly needed…

US, Turkish rulers clash over course in Mideast

SWP: 'Stand with working people in Turkey'
Vol. 82/No. 33 - September 3, 2018
Turkish government has let U.S. forces use Incirlik base in Adana, Turkey, above, for decades. But disputes between U.S. and Turkish governments have heated up in wake of Syrian civil war.

Sharpening disputes between the propertied rulers in the U.S. and Turkey over their conflicting economic, political and military interests in Syria and more broadly in the region lie behind the current trade sanctions being imposed back and forth between the…

US, EU rulers clash over trade, spending for NATO

Rancor reflects Washington’s new course as old imperialist ‘world order’ is coming apart
Vol. 82/No. 32 - August 27, 2018
Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talk to press July 25.

President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, met at the White House July 25 and announced they had reached a “truce” in imposing protectionist tariffs between Washington and the Berlin-led EU trading bloc. In these conflicts…

US capitalist rulers face deepening political crisis

Vol. 82/No. 30 - August 13, 2018

As the Democrats and Republicans — the twin parties of capitalist rule — gear up for the 2018 elections, both continue to be wracked by political crises that have accelerated following the election of Donald Trump as president. What lies…

New openings for working class as imperialist ‘world order’ unravels

Vol. 82/No. 29 - August 6, 2018
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and other capitalist rulers stand off during G-7 summit June 9. Tensions are product of crisis of capitalism, which sharpens competition between rivals.

The political, economic and military institutions put together by Washington after the U.S. capitalist rulers emerged victorious in the second imperialist world war — NATO, U.N. and others — were the instruments they used to impose their domination of the…

Washington, Moscow seek new Mideast arrangement

Vol. 82/No. 27 - July 23, 2018

Washington seeks to use the July 16 summit in Helsinki, Finland, between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to open deeper collaboration with Moscow on future alignments in the Middle East. The U.S. rulers’ goal is to get…

US rulers, Tehran fight over sway in Middle East

Vol. 82/No. 20 - May 21, 2018

Determined to protect U.S. imperialist interests in the Middle East, push back Tehran’s growing military interventions and prevent Iran’s capitalist rulers acquiring nuclear arms, President Donald Trump May 8 withdrew the U.S. government from the 2015 nuclear deal signed by…