A deal to
raise the debt ceiling has now been reached, after weeks of incredible
fear-mongering on the part of both bosses’ parties and Wall Street, and
will reach the President’s desk by the deadline on August 2nd. The
contents of the final agreement remain rather vague, but the broad
outline is enough to make clear what it means for workers in the U.S.
June 24, 2011, the New York State Senate voted to legalize gay marriage in New
York State in the US. This is a victory for democratic rights! Marxists oppose
all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexuality
and gender. The fact that marriage laws discriminate against same-sex
partners is just the latest in the struggle for equality and democratic
rights for the LGBT community under capitalism.
agency Moody's considers the possibility of cutting the US AAA debt
rating, concerned that the US could default on its debt obligations, we
publish a recent editorial statement of the US Socialist Appeal on the
forthcoming wave of massive cuts in public spending in the United
States. As the article points out, “the capitalists must impose a new
normality on the U.S. working class. The crisis of their system means
that small cuts or adjustments are no longer enough. The hatchet is out
Wisconsin, USA: Weeks after Governor Scott Walker’s
union-busting bill was introduced, mass demonstrations by public and
private sector workers, students, and community supporters continue,
and the spirit of class struggle is spreading across the country.
100,000 demonstrated in Madison on Saturday. The only way to defeat
Walker is to mobilize the full power of the labor movement, starting
with an all-out one day general strike in Wisconsin and to mobilize
labor for mass demonstrations and solidarity actions around the
Does private healthcare work? According to the Tories it does. However, we only have to look at the state of play in the USA to see the grim reality as this article from the US edition of Socialist Appeal shows.