September 5, 2016

The most unpopular candidates in American history

The Labor Day weekend marks the semi-official beginning of the final phase of the 2016 presidential election campaign. The next two months will feature four presidential or vice-presidential debates, hundreds of millions of dollars of mind-numbing attack ads, and new depths of political reaction, bombast and lies from both the Democratic and Republican parties. There is mounting evidence that the …

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September 2, 2016

Clinton’s “American exceptionalism” speech: A bipartisan policy of militarism and war

Hillary Clinton’s speech to the American Legion convention Wednesday was a full-throated declaration of the right and responsibility of the United States to control the world by military force. Clinton pledged to keep the US the dominant global military power, to uphold the military alliances through which US imperialism controls Europe and the Far East, and to wage war unilaterally …

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August 29, 2016

Nothing revolutionary about Sanders’ “Our Revolution”

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launched the successor organization to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with the rollout August 24 of “Our Revolution.” Despite the pretentious name and the slick video introduction on the group’s web site, there is nothing revolutionary about Our Revolution. The video invokes “the idealism and the energy and the intelligence of millions of people” …

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August 16, 2016

The social roots of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Once again deeply rooted social anger has boiled over in an American city against police violence. This time protests erupted in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin following the killing of 23-year-old African American Sylville K. Smith by an as yet unidentified African American police officer Saturday afternoon. Approximately 100 people gathered Saturday night to protest near where Smith …

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August 9, 2016

After the Paul O’Neal murder Stop the police killings! Unite workers and youth of every race and nationality!

By SEP candidate for US president Jerry White — The police have murdered yet another unarmed youth in an American city. This time 18-year-old Paul O’Neal, who had recently graduated from a Chicago high school, was hunted down like an animal in a South Shore neighborhood and fatally shot in the back by cops. As the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate …

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August 4, 2016

Stop the war drive in Syria and Libya! Workers of the world unite against war!

Behind the backs of the American people, President Obama has ordered US military jets to bomb Libya even as the White House ratchets up its military intervention in Syria. As the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, I denounce these criminal actions that are causing more death and destruction in countries that have already suffered horribly from years of …

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July 30, 2016

For a socialist alternative to the parties of austerity and war!

With the conclusion this week of the Democratic National Convention, the two major capitalist parties in the United States have formally selected their presidential candidates. In the face of an immense economic, social and political crisis, neither Democrat Hillary Clinton nor Republican Donald Trump has anything to offer but austerity, war and the continued assault on democratic rights. The conclusion …

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July 28, 2016

Sanders heaps praise on the “billionaire class’s” chosen candidate

By SEP (US) candidate for president Jerry White— Bernie Sanders’ ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention Monday night was an exercise in deceit and cynicism aimed at painting the candidate of Wall Street and the Pentagon as a champion of ordinary working people. Listening to his servile remarks, one might be forgiven for asking why Sanders …

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