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Battling US capitalism and union corruption

29 July 2008
The early decades of the 20th century in the US were dominated by dramatic changes in capitalism – and profound resistance by ordinary people.

Barack Obama is already moving to the right

16 July 2008
US presidential candidate Barack Obama arrives in London to meet Gordon Brown next week. It’s part of his tour of key US allies, including France, Germany, Israel and Jordan.

Can the US empire strike back?

10 June 2008
Imagine, in a galaxy far, far away, an empire in decline. A disastrous military adventure and the rise of new powers have exposed its weakness. To cap it all, the emperor himself is generally despised as a provincial clod.

How shifting further to the right could scupper the Democrats

10 June 2008
Last weekend saw Hillary Clinton finally concede to Barack Obama in the Democratic Party’s contest to choose its presidential candidate.

Barack Obama and class

13 May 2008
Once in a while a mainstream US politician forgets the script and deviates from the self‑imposed censorship of the establishment’s club rules.

Barack Obama carries only the faintest echo of the civil rights movement

01 April 2008
Ken Olende dismisses the claim that Barack Obama is Martin Luther King’s heir

Roosevelt’s double edged New Deal

01 April 2008
Last month saw the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) as US president. His election took place at a critical moment in the country’s history.

Racism, sexism and the US elections

11 March 2008
As president of the US, George Bush has brought us the "war on terror" and all the slaughter, racial profiling and occupation that entails.

US elections: Barack Obama’s vision won’t see a new America

26 February 2008
The remarkable momentum of Barack Obama’s campaign to be the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party is raising the hopes of millions of Americans who have felt marginalised by mainstream politics.

The other America

06 November 2004
Mary Elizabeth Lease Wall Street owns the country

John Brown: he fought for slaves' freedom

06 January 2000
SOME 140 years ago white enemy of slavery John Brown stood in the dock of a Virginia courtroom, knowing that Southern slaveholders were certain to pass the death sentence on him...

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