US Elections 2016

Donald Trump’s Triumph: The Ugly Face of Imperialism

The Republican Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. Although there was a virtual tie between him and Hillary Clinton among the popular votes, Trump had a clear majority of representatives in the Electoral College. It is still early to take all the conclusions of a political...

Donald Trump And The Poisoned Chalice Of The US Economy

The ironic thing about the (narrow) victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election is that their ‘safe’ candidate has lost it for the Democrats, Wall Street and the strategists of capital.  Now they are lumbered with a loose cannon that they must try to rope in. By Michael...

San Francisco has an independent and socialist candidate for supervisor: Let us support the candidacy of Berta Hernandez!

Interview with Berta Hernandez, a member of the Left Party in the United States, who is a candidate for District 11’s Supervisor in the city of San Francisco. The IWL’s group in the US, La Voz de los Trabajadores / Workers Voice strongly supports Berta’s campaign and the Left...

Is Trump rudeness something exceptional?

We all know the Republican Party has been, and still is, the “conservative” party traditionally more male-chauvinist, racist, homophobic and nationalist of the United States. But the RP as much as the DP so far respected the rules of the “double-face game” of the US politics: to not say...

Symptoms of political crisis

  We have reached the final stretch of the Presidential and Legislative electoral campaign in the US (taking place on November 8th, 2016). Although there are other secondary competitors, only two presidential candidates have real possibilities of winning: Donald Trump by the Republican Party, and Hillary Clinton by the Democratic...

Berned Out? Let’s Build Our Political Alternative!

After the California Democratic Party primary, it is clear now that Clinton has  enough delegates to get the nomination. There is no doubt that the primary elections of the Democratic Party were everything but democratic: the Nevada results had to be reviewed as the vote count was not “accurate”,...

The Truths of the Sanders Campaign: What Are Our Priorities?

Let’s Break With the Democratic Party to Change Our Political Priorities and Develop an Uplifting Working Class Campaign By Florence Oppen   When Sanders began his campaign to win the Democratic Party nomination, he only had 3% support in the polls. Today  he is openly challenging Clinton, who, like Obama was in...

Beyond The Threat of Trump

 Trump and the rise of Racism and Islamophobia in the US Since Trump began his political campaign to reach the White House he has not ceased to fuel hatred on the Muslim community, manipulating the public opinion and fabricating a false logic that equates Muslims and refugees with “extremists” and...

Bernie Sanders: The Independent Candidate for Working People, or a Trap?

With Bernie Sanders (BS) entering the 2016 elections, many honest working class activists and fighters for a better world see his candidacy as a light of hope in the gloomy social, political, and economic situation Americans find themselves in today. Sadly, this glimmer of light is unfortunately just that:...

Elections 2016: The New and the Old

After Wisconsin, Occupy, the Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian revolutions, and in the midst of the “fight for $15” and the “Black Lives Matter” resistance, the U.S. Presidential elections are not quite the same. The current presidential election campaign is not unfolding exactly the same way that it has in...

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