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The Ruling Class Takes Aim: Labor Must Unite and Fight!

By giving tiny crumbs to a few and scapegoating others, Trump hopes to distract us from the real source of the problems faced by all workers: capitalism.

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Trump’s Inauguration: A Vulgar Display of Capitalist Decay and Desperation

And so begins the Trump era: with worldwide protests, pessimism, and polarization

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U.S. Election 2016: The Farce of American Democracy

Electoral results provide an important, albeit imperfect snapshot of the mood in society at any given time. Processes that have been quietly evolving over years and decades suddenly surface and take form.

Election 2016: America’s Most Unwanted

Come November, Americans will get to “choose” which unpopular crook and liar will get to rule them on behalf of Wall Street for the next four years.

Police Brutality, Racism, and the Politics of Polarization

The grisly images on television and social media are unrelenting: car bombings, nightclub massacres, killer cops, and cop killers. It is what Lenin called capitalist “horror without end”—without end.

The Whole System is Rigged! Build a Mass Socialist Party!

That “the system is rigged” is the sentiment of millions of Americans as we head into the final stretch of the candidate selection process.

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USA: Revolution on the Horizon

The US political pendulum, which had swung so far to the right, is beginning to swing dramatically in the opposite direction. Years of crisis and instability have inexorably had an effect on consciousness. Sanders’ insurgent […]

Reformism, Revolution, and the Crisis of US Capitalism

Editorial for Socialist Appeal 92 – These days, it would seem that nearly everyone is a socialist of some sort or another. That was certainly not the case back when Socialist Appeal was founded fifteen […]

The Crisis and the Minimum Wage

The “Great Recession” may have technically ended in June 2009, but what really matters are full employment and a steadily increasing quality of life—which capitalism is unable to provide.

American Politics Gets Interesting

Editorial from Socialist Appeal No. 90 After years of monotonous two-party ping-pong, American politics has started to get interesting. Without a mass political party of our own, US workers are forced to abstain, cast a […]

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Power Concedes Nothing Without a Struggle

In this epoch of capitalist crisis, it is only a short step from an amorphous striving for basic rights and modest reforms to drawing fully revolutionary conclusions.

Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party candidate for president of the United States, has attracted huge crowds and generated enormous enthusiasm at campaign stops around the country. He calls himself a socialist and urges a “political […]

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