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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

Why the right want to control women’s bodies

18 October 2020
After the appointment of anti-choice judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Sarah Bates looks at why opposing abortion is a defining issue for the right

The sickness coming from the White House

12 October 2020
There are three things to understand about Donald Trump at present. The first is that he may be incoherent and self-obsessed, but he’s not a fool.

Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name 

09 October 2020
The star-studded drama can’t quite decide what kind of film it wants to be. But Simon Basketter says it’s enjoyable watching it try to work it out 

‘It’s like they don’t think we are human’ – US farm workers’ fury over attacks

09 October 2020
The US government is helping farm bosses to cut their workers’ wages in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Donald Trump’s four years of horror

05 October 2020
Isabel Ringrose looks at Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, and examines the way in which his every move has been met with a fight from below

Anger in the streets as killer cops in US let off

29 September 2020
US Black Lives Matter ­protesters continue to take to the streets over the decision not to charge the cops with the murder of Breonna Taylor. 

How Trump and privatised health care left US exposed

27 September 2020
The US is the richest country in the world, but has one of the worst responses to coronavirus. Sarah Bates looks at how a a broken system killed over 200,000

Anger on the streets after killers of Breonna Taylor not charged for her death

24 September 2020
Protests have erupted across the US after the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor in March were not charged for her death.

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