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…


As Beijing and Washington talk trade deal, rivalry deepens

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019

For over a year, punishing tariffs by Washington, and Beijing’s tit-for-tat levies on U.S. products have roiled world trade. Now talks between the two governments point to a possible accommodation reflecting the relationship of forces between the two powers, at…


Kurdistan union leader: Workers faced years of tyranny, war

Vol. 83/No. 19 - May 13, 2019
Participants in April 4 meeting in Erbil of Kurdistan United Workers’ Union and leaders of Socialist Workers Party of U.S. and Communist Leagues of U.K. and Canada. Standing from left: Hangaw Abdullah Khan, KUWU president; Steve Clark, SWP; Steve Penner, CL, Canada; Maghdeed Ahmed, Erbil branch, KUWU; Osborne Hart, Alyson Kennedy, SWP 2016 candidates for vice president and president; Nazem Qoda, Iraqi Communist Party; Saber Othman, KUWU executive board; Ögmundur Jónsson, CL, U.K.; Omar Ismaail, Erbil branch, KUWU. Front row from left: Houree Toufeq and Abed Al Qader Ahmed, KUWU executive board.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, Iraq — “Workers here have faced decades of tyranny, war and terrorism,” Hangaw Abdullah Khan, president of the Kurdistan United Workers’ Union (KUWU), said at an April 4 meeting with a delegation of leaders of the Socialist…