For the first time in decades, the US rulers have begun to fear the working class. That, above all, is what the 2016 US election revealed.
Why the fear? Because millions of working people are starting to reject being made to bear the brunt of capitalism’s global economic and social crisis and brutal wars.
Hillary Clinton contemptuously called workers who refused to vote for her irredeemable “deplorables.” Winner Donald Trump tries to divide and weaken us— demagogically targeting Mexicans, Muslims, unionists, women, and others—while lining the bosses’ pockets.
The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record documents the profit-driven course over the last quarter century of the party of capital, Democrat and Republican alike. It explains the awakening anger, the expanding and wide-ranging discussion among working people seeking to understand and effectively resist the capitalists’ assaults.
Jack Barnes is National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party.