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Biden picks ‘diverse’ cabinet of warmongers and Wall Street’s friends

Biden picks ‘diverse’ cabinet of warmongers and Wall Street’s friends President-elect Joe Biden’s first slate of cabinet choices this week was heralded as inclusive and diverse in the liberal press. 

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’ Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

Joe Biden’s cabinet will be a boost for the bosses

Joe Biden’s cabinet will be a boost for the bosses The message from the early appointments to Joe Biden’s new cabinet is that it will be a collection of pro-business warmongers.

Letters - Don’t be fooled by the false promise of nuclear jobs

Letters - Don’t be fooled by the false promise of nuclear jobs Socialists and environmental campaigners should have no illusions in nuclear power.

Kamala Harris will prop up the US state

Kamala Harris will prop up the US state What role will vice president-elect Kamala Harris play in the new government?

Voices from the US—‘I’m cheering, but we need to put pressure on’

Voices from the US—‘I’m cheering, but we need to put pressure on’ In the wake of the Joe Biden's election win, activists and trade unionists in the US spoke to Socialist Worker about what the election means - and what the tasks are for activists now.

Joe Biden win has galvanised us... now the key is to build struggle

09 November 2020
A win for Joe Biden has meant that liberals and progressive groups were galvanised.

Why the US doesn’t have a mass workers’ party 

09 November 2020
Sophie Squire examines why there isn’t a party of the working class, and argues that activists should fight for a revolutionary project

Celebrations at Trump’s defeat, but Biden is not the answer

08 November 2020
People in the US and other parts of the world have protested against him from the moment he won four years ago. Now, he is on his way out.

The Alabama miners strike of 1920—striking a blow at racism

07 November 2020
One hundred years ago miners went on strike in Alabama, in the US Deep South. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to historian Brian Kelly about how their action helped to challenge the hold of racial segregation

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system

04 November 2020
The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

Trump’s Republicans at odds with big business

04 November 2020
Amid all the uncertainties of this week’s US presidential election, one thing’s for sure. The Republican Party’s relationship with its social base is cracking apart

Democrats offered no hope to US electorate

04 November 2020
Joe Biden’s failure to ride easily into the White House on the back of a wave of anger against Trump is damning. 

Joe Biden refused to tap into the power that can win change

04 November 2020
Inspiring mass ­movements of struggle and resistance have sprung up repeatedly under Donald Trump’s reign.

Joe Biden’s failures let Trump try to grab victory

04 November 2020
Racist, warmonger Donald Trump declared victory in the US presidential election—while results were still coming in—as Socialist Worker went to press on Wednesday

‘We’re learning that our power is stronger together‘ —Activists in the US speak out

03 November 2020
As millions of people submit their votes in the US presidential election, Socialist Worker spoke to activists about the election and how to win real change

Philadelphia revolts against racism after police killing of black man

29 October 2020
The city of Philadelphia has seen two days of militant mass protests after the police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a 27 year old black man on Monday.

Rosa Parks—A radical civil rights activist who fought tirelessly

27 October 2020
In a testimonial to other activists, Rosa Parks wrote, “freedom fighters never retire”. And for her, this proved to be true.

Joe Biden can’t contain the deep bitterness that exists in the US

26 October 2020
It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.

US election—an American horror story

26 October 2020
As people brace themselves for the latest election night episode of the American horror story, we all hope for Trump’s exorcism from the White House. But, argues Sophie Squire, the real alternative lies with the mass movements, not Joe Biden, the Democrats and the neoliberal centre

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