09 September 2008
Imagine that a government summons the heads of two of the biggest corporations to its treasury headquarters in order to deliver an ultimatum – either they agree to a state takeover or have one forced upon them.
02 September 2008
After a week dominated by Barack Obama’s consecration at the Democratic convention in Denver, his Republican rival has succeeded brilliantly in upstaging him.
26 August 2008
The Democratic Party National Convention (DNC), which took place this week in Denver, Colorado, will have been watched by millions. It will have confirmed Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate.
12 August 2008
The Great Depression of the 1930s dealt an incredible blow to US capitalism. Industrial production fell dramatically. By 1932, one quarter of the US workforce was unemployed.
05 August 2008
Last week we saw how protests, strikes and socialist organisation spread across the US working class during the early years of the 20th century.
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.
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.
10 June 2008
Last weekend saw Hillary Clinton finally concede to Barack Obama in the Democratic Party’s contest to choose its presidential candidate.
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.
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.
01 April 2008
Ken Olende dismisses the claim that Barack Obama is Martin Luther King’s heir
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.
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.
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.
06 November 2004
Mary Elizabeth Lease
Wall Street owns the country
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...