Category: WORLD DESK

Trump calls for $1.7 trillion in social cuts

The unveiling of the budget underscores the reactionary character of the Democrats’ response to a gangster government headed by a fascistic-minded billionaire and composed of Wall Street bankers, far-right ideologues and generals. The Democratic Party has chosen to base its opposition to Trump not on his assault on working and poor people, his attacks on democratic rights, or his recklessContinue reading

US and Turkey: The Balkanization of the Middle East

  For the past 20 years Washington has aggressively pursued the age-old imperial strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ throughout the Middle East, Southwest Asia and East Africa. Frustrated at its inability to control national policy of various independent nation- states, Washington used direct and indirect military force to destroy the central governments in the targeted nations and create patchworks ofContinue reading

Saudi America

s a European commentator noted recently, it is symbolic that the president of the most advanced democracy in the world makes his first foreign trip to the most feudal among Arab monarchies. On the other hand, US citizens at large see happening what they vaguely expected, and probably wanted when they voted for Trump. Namely, that the curtain of elitistContinue reading

The political and social roots of the Democratic Party’s anti-Russia hysteria

By Andre Damon, Senior Political Analyst, wsws.org Appendix Thus the campaign against Russia expresses the most essential characteristics of the Democratic Party: the marriage of Wall Street, the military/intelligence apparatus and the affluent upper-middle class, mobilized around identity politics. The Democratic Party cannot conduct a fight against Trump on any sort of progressive basis. It is terrified of a mass movementContinue reading