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Obama's re-election: hopes of the poor and profits of the rich

13 November 2012
Barack Obama’s re-election is undoubtedly the best outcome for American capitalism.

Obama's re-election: myths and reality

08 November 2012
"We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people," said Barack Obama in his victory speech after winning his second term as US president.

Obama delivered nothing, and now he promises nothing

07 November 2012
Romney lost. Good. I’m relieved. I’m American, and I could have voted for Obama. I didn't. But I’m still relieved.

Americans deserve better than either Obama or Romney

16 October 2012
As the US presidential election approaches, both camps are drafting in volunteers to phone people and persuade them to vote on 6 November.

Chicago teachers walk out to stop mayor's union-busting

11 September 2012
Around 26,000 teachers and support workers in Chicago, US, walked out this Monday for the first time in 25 years.

US presidential election campaign narrows the public debate

11 September 2012
Barack Obama told the Democratic Party’s national convention that in the coming election, voters "face the clearest choice of any time in a generation."

Once upon a time in America

24 July 2012
In March 1928, Richard Mellon told a congressional committee in Washington DC that you could not mine coal without machine guns.

US healthcare reform is an important step forward

03 July 2012
The US Supreme Court ruled last week that the healthcare reform passed two years ago—the Affordable Care Act—is constitutional.

Know your enemy: Mitt Romney

15 May 2012
Mitt RomneyUS Republican presidential candidate

Divided States of America

08 May 2012
There was a moment, shortly after the primaries in South Carolina and just before Florida, when the Republicans hit the crest of absurdity.

Hoodies rally in New York after death of black teen Trayvon Martin

27 March 2012
Thousands of black and white protesters took to the streets of New York on Wednesday of last week. They wore hooded tops and chanted "We are all Trayvon Martin" in protest at the slaying of a black teenager in Florida last month.

Republic Windows workers occupy again—and win again

28 February 2012
Workers at a Chicago factory staged a 12-hour occupation on Thursday of last week—and won an agreement that will save their jobs for at least 90 days.

US elections: Republicans send in the clowns

10 January 2012
The Republican primaries in the US—the long process that decides who the party’s presidential candidate will be—started in the Midwestern state of Iowa last week. The contest moved on to New Hampshire this Tuesday.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence dropped

13 December 2011
Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal no longer faces the death penalty after 30 years on death row.

Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha!

06 December 2011
For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle.

Protests show a shift in US class consciousness

18 October 2011
Some 400 people marched with Occupy New Orleans last Saturday. Mostly young, about 50 of them were African-American.

Activists arrested as they expose bank’s role in crisis

18 October 2011
Some 23 activists were arrested at a protest at Citibank on Saturday afternoon. I was reporting on the demonstrations and was held with them.

Teamsters go global against Sotheby’s lockout

18 October 2011
Art handlers from Sotheby’s auction house in New York protested outside the company’s London premises on Thursday of last week.

Unions defend the movement

18 October 2011
The occupiers have made vibrant links with the trade union movement in the US. Groups of workers in union T-shirts are a common site at the occupation.

Sleepover in Seattle

18 October 2011
A long day of protest Seattle culminated in several thousand people marching to sit down outside the street in front of a local Chase Bank.

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