August 4, 2016

After the conventions, Democrats attack Trump from the right

In the aftermath of the Republican and Democratic conventions, the US presidential election campaign has taken an extraordinary turn, bringing into the open a major crisis of the entire political system. The Democratic Party, the Clinton campaign, the Obama White House and much of the media have launched a ferocious attack on the fascistic Republican candidate Donald Trump. The character …

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August 1, 2016

SEP candidate for West Virginia House District 16 files petitions

On July 28, Naomi Spencer, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for West Virginia House District 16, filed petitions with the Secretary of State’s office in Charleston. Spencer submitted more than 600 signatures—well over double the number required to get on the ballot. SEP candidate Naomi Spencer submits signatures to Lisa Blake of the Elections Division, West Virginia Secretary of State’s …

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July 28, 2016

War and the Democratic National Convention

The Democratic Party’s 2016 national convention is unfolding as a carefully scripted and staged infomercial in which this right-wing capitalist party, tied at the hip to Wall Street and the Pentagon, postures as some sort of popular representative of the people.Amidst the humanitarian moralizing and sentimental declarations of universal brotherhood, one thing that is absent is any serious discussion of …

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July 28, 2016

Democratic convention nominates Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention on Tuesday officially nominated Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate in the November election. At the conclusion of the state-by-state voting, Clinton’s former rival Bernie Sanders underscored his embrace of the former secretary of state by calling for the convention to suspend the rules and declare Clinton the nominee by acclamation. The nomination of Clinton …

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July 28, 2016

DNC’s leaked emails expose corrupt funding practices within the Democratic Party

The release of roughly 20,000 internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails by WikiLeaks exposes the methods that the Democratic Party utilizes in order to raise funds, dole out privileges and cover up their dirty dealings. One of the schemes included the creation of the Hillary Victor Fund (HVF), which appealed for hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for …

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July 27, 2016

Democratic convention: Sanders caps off a day of deceit and demagogy

Bernie Sanders concluded his assigned task of seeking to corral mass anger and opposition in the working class behind the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential election with a speech Monday night that capped off a day of political fraud and demagogy. Earlier in the day, Sanders was booed down when he told a meeting of his delegates and supporters …

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July 26, 2016

Protesters at Democratic Convention denounce nomination of Hillary Clinton

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Monday outside the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The majority of them were Sanders supporters opposed to the nomination of Hillary Clinton. Police preparations for the Democratic Convention have been comparable to those for the Republican convention last week. Philadelphia received a federal grant of $43.3 million and a surge of …

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July 25, 2016

Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine: A supporter of war and big business

Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine, the senator and former governor of Virginia, is a clear indication of the right-wing character of Clinton’s strategy in the US elections. Clinton is basing her campaign on an appeal to the military/intelligence apparatus and to disaffected sections of the Republican Party on the grounds that she, in contrast to the “unreliable” and “temperamentally unfit” …

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July 23, 2016

Paul Krugman attacks Trump from the right on Russia

In an op-ed piece published Friday, New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman attacks Donald Trump on the question of Russia, going so far as to suggest that the Republican presidential candidate is a covert agent of Vladimir Putin. Krugman’s column is provocatively titled “The Siberian Candidate,” a takeoff on the Cold War-era political thriller The Manchurian Candidate, which …

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July 21, 2016

Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention

The Republican National Convention staggered through its third day Wednesday in increasing political crisis, as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the runner-up in the primary campaign, was heavily booed during his speech for refusing to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump. Hanging over the convention was the threat of open violence against political opponents, combined with continued homilies to the police and …

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