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United States

Photos of the real faces of America

16 September 2008

US nationalises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as panic grows over crisis

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.

John McCain and Barack Obama are both caught up in the system’s game

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.

Barack Obama's campaign moves further to the right

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.

The 1930s revival of US working class struggle

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.

The 1920s were a decade of defeat for working people

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The 1989 US invasion of Panama—George Bush Sr was a killer too

15 December 2001
Residents woke just after midnight to the dull sound of the Apache helicopter gunships swooping low across the city. Without warning bombs suddenly began ripping into buildings, factories, offices and residential districts.

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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