By Peter Symonds, 24 February 2018
Trump warned that if sanctions on North Korea did not work he would move to “phase two,” which could be “a very rough thing.”
By Shannon Jones, 24 February 2018
The unions announced the extension of the two-day strike on Friday evening, fearful that the anger of teachers could erupt outside of their control.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 February 2018
The president has argued that allowing teachers and school staff, particularly military veterans, to carry concealed weapons would deter potential school shooters and protect students.
By Will Morrow, 24 February 2018
Beginning on April 23, multibillion-dollar corporations such as Comcast and AT&T will be able to restrict access to or completely censor web sites.
By Kate Randall, 24 February 2018
Despite briefs filed by a group of former judges, Florida Supreme Court justices and other professionals, the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution.
Notes from Puerto Rico
By Antonio Castro, 24 February 2018
This is the third in a series of on-the-ground updates from a Puerto Rican worker on the unfolding crisis on the island in the wake of Hurricane María.
By John Marion, 24 February 2018
The record snowfall of February 2015 shut down the entire Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system multiple times.
By Joseph Kishore, 24 February 2018
The two-day strike by teachers in West Virginia is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition throughout the US and internationally.
By our reporters, 24 February 2018
Student who spoke with the IYSSE talked about the power of the Internet to organize opposition and disseminate information outside the control of the corporate and state media.
“We are tired of waiting”
By our reporters, 23 February 2018
The WSWS spoke to many of those participating in a rally of thousands of teachers and their supporters in Charleston, West Virginia on Thursday
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 February 2018
The US Border Patrol has been given full authority to push the margins of the Fourth Amendment, carrying out warrantless searches and seizures far beyond the borders.
By Adam Mclean, 23 February 2018
Homelessness in LA is growing at a much higher rate than was previously thought, outstripping the already limited funding allocated to programs aimed at aiding the homeless.
By Eric London, 23 February 2018
Thousands of students have joined demonstrations in the aftermath of the latest eruption of homicidal violence. But to stop the killings, they need to understand the deeper social and political roots of these tragedies.
By our reporter, 23 February 2018
The meeting provided a forum for workers and youth to discuss the root causes of the mounting water crisis in the US and internationally and a socialist perspective to fight back.
Students and workers call for the unity of the working class following meeting on Flint water crisis
By our reporters, 23 February 2018
Students and workers who attended the meeting spoke to the WSWS and expressed their support for the struggle of workers in Puerto Rico, Kentucky and Flint.
By Patrick Martin, 22 February 2018
Thousands of students took part in demonstrations and school walkouts from coast to coast, while a delegation of survivors of the Parkland massacre visited the White House.
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2018
This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.
By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2018
On the eve of a scheduled statewide walkout by West Virginia teachers, the state legislature issued a take-it-or-leave-it deal backed by legal threats.
By Todd Thompson, 22 February 2018
Teachers are calling for a statewide “sickout,” while students at two schools have staged recent walkouts.
By Samuel Davidson, 22 February 2018
The closure of the 4 West Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania will be another blow to workers in the area, which already suffers from high unemployment and poverty.
Four months since the death of a young Ford worker
By Jerry White, 22 February 2018
The lead police detective has claimed that the “union dispute” prior to Jacoby’s death had no bearing on the investigation concluding that he had committed suicide.
By Will Morrow, 22 February 2018
The hiring and firing of the little-known blogger reveals certain realities about the Times editorial page.
By Kate Randall, 21 February 2018
Protesting students have aimed their fire at local politicians, the US Congress and President Trump over their failure to do anything to stop school shootings.
“This struggle should be spread nationally”
By Nancy Hanover, 21 February 2018
As teachers gear up for a two-day walkout, the unions are doubling down on legislative horse-trading focused on keeping opposition confined to the Democratic Party.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 21 February 2018
The systematic separating of children of undocumented immigrants from their parents is part of a conscious policy to “discourage border crossings.”
By Fred Mazelis, 21 February 2018
Blow brands the decision not to choose between two candidates of the ruling class as an illegitimate display of “apathy.”
By Shelley Connor, 20 February 2018
Two poverty advocacy groups have filed a suit against 49 county sheriffs for failing to comply with a public records request concerning their usage of jailhouse food funds.
By Joseph Holden and Marcus Day, 20 February 2018
For the second year in a row, Iowa’s legislature is preparing to enact budget cuts slashing funding for public education and social services.
By Shannon Jones, 20 February 2018
Breaking their silence on the United Auto Workers corruption scandal, the pseudo-left organizations have chosen a prominent supporter of the Labor Notes publication to defend the UAW.
By Patrick Martin, 19 February 2018
Nothing in the indictment comes close to supporting the wild claims from the media being used to justify a campaign for war and domestic repression.
By Niles Niemuth, 19 February 2018
This weekend’s protest is the latest expression of working-class anger over social inequality throughout the US and internationally.
“It’s time for a general strike or protest, nationwide”
By a WSWS reporting team, 19 February 2018
Teachers and other workers described the impact of decades of attacks on wages and conditions and the need for a broad fight by the entire working class.
By Nick Beams, 19 February 2018
“If we ever have a conflict, we don’t want to be buying steel [from] a country we are fighting,” Trump declared, referring particularly to China.
By Trévon Austin, 19 February 2018
Cruz’s counselor told the Florida Department of Children and Families that he was reported to have “an emotional behavioral disability” and was diagnosed with autism.
By Evan Blake, 19 February 2018
The raids across seven counties are meant to instill fear within immigrant communities and stifle opposition to the fascistic policies of the Trump administration.
The coal slurry disaster of 2000
By Carlos Delgado, 19 February 2018
The water crisis in eastern Kentucky can be traced back to the bursting of a coal slurry dam owned by Massey Energy in 2000.
By Rafael Azul, 19 February 2018
Oblivious to the humanitarian crisis, participants discussed how to profit from the hurricane destruction and protect their speculative assets from US taxes.
By Andre Damon, 17 February 2018
The indictments are primarily aimed at providing US media outlets with fodder for their claim that social opposition within the United States is the work of foreign agitators.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2018
The FBI admitted that it had received two separate warnings about the Nikolas Cruz, the second, only six weeks ago, suggesting he was likely to target a school.
By Nancy Hanover, 17 February 2018
Teachers confront not just the intransigence of the Republican governor and lawmakers, but also the determination of the unions to channel anger behind the Democratic Party.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 17 February 2018
According to the medical journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, fear of deportation causes large scale socio-psychological trauma among immigrant children.
By Shelley Connor, 17 February 2018
The proposed cuts would mean starvation for large numbers of poor Americans.
By Katy Kinner and Mark Ferretti, 17 February 2018
The acquittal of a NYPD sergeant of the killing is the latest state sanctioning of police murder in the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough.
By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 17 February 2018
The US and Indian ambassadors met the president and prime minister to reverse a publicly-announced termination of the coalition agreement that underpins the Unity government.
By Benjamin Mateus, 17 February 2018
A team of researchers successfully used an inhibitor called HET0016 to block a chemical known as 20-HETE, which can promote the growth of breast cancer cells.
By Patrick Martin, 16 February 2018
The horrifying frequency of mass killings in the United States testifies to the advanced state of societal breakdown.
By Eric London, 16 February 2018
The entire framework of the immigration debate has a right-wing, anti-democratic character.
By Daniel de Vries, 16 February 2018
Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, is one of several prominent activists snatched up by ICE amid an expanding wave of detentions and deportations.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 February 2018
Cabinet discussions centre on the Sovereignty Bill, proposed by Likud and Jewish Home, calling for annexing settlements.
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 16 February 2018
Thousands of West Virginia teachers, school employees, state workers and supporters are protesting today to demand the right to a decent standard of living and high-quality public education.
As AFSCME drags out contract negotiations
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Evelyn Rios, 16 February 2018
AFSCME has portrayed the attack on 51-year-old housing and dining services employee David Cole during a campus protest over stalled contract talks in exclusively racial terms.
By Barry Grey, 15 February 2018
The mass shooting in Parkland is the latest in an endless series of violent incidents at schools in America.
By Andre Damon, 15 February 2018
Tuesday’s hearing was an exercise in right-wing hysteria aimed at promoting the claim that all social opposition in the United States is the product of foreign subversion.
By Eric London, 15 February 2018
The framework of the immigration debate is far to the right of any public discussion on the subject since Congress imposed racial quotas in the 1920s.
By Jessica Goldstein and Tim Rivers, 15 February 2018
In spite of revolutionary advances in the technology for tracking and preventing accidents on job sites, deaths and disabling injuries among construction workers are on the rise.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2018
The deaths of Russian military contractors under the rain of bombs and missiles unleashed by the Pentagon has sharply escalated war tensions.
By James Cogan, 14 February 2018
The nomination of Admiral Harry Harris, head of Pacific Command, is a gauge of how vital the US views its alliance with Australia at this historical juncture.
By Paul Mitchell, 14 February 2018
Lawyers for Assange argued the warrant should be revoked because Sweden dropped its extradition warrant last year and that arresting him was no longer “proportionate” or “in the public interest.”
By Will Morrow, 14 February 2018
The Unilever statement marks an escalation in the campaign by the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, in alliance with corporate interests, to censor the Internet.
By Guillaume Garnier and David Brown, 14 February 2018
A fire that burned down the tents of roughly 20 people in a semi-official encampment was followed by a blaze in a separate camp that killed one man.
By Sandy English, 14 February 2018
The Duluth school board has decided to stop teaching two literary classics, To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn, because of their frequent use of racial slurs.
“We want to be able to afford to live”
By Nancy Hanover, 14 February 2018
Rank-and-file teachers are increasingly clashing with union executives who are seeking a rotten compromise with the state government.
By Eric London, 13 February 2018
Immigrants could wish for no worse group of people to determine their fates than a Congress controlled by the corporations and the military-intelligence agencies.
By our reporter, 13 February 2018
The unprecedented arrest of Omer Abdelmaed, who escaped torture in Sudan, is a dangerous sign that immigration police are operating as an extra-legal force.
By Kate Randall, 13 February 2018
Heather Holland’s death casts a grim light on the deplorable state of the US health care system and the government’s lack of preparedness and funding in the face of this season’s deadly flu epidemic.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2018
The White House urged congressional Republicans to proceed with the military spending proposed in a bipartisan budget deal last week, but renege on promises to increase spending on domestic social programs.
By Warren Duzak, 13 February 2018
After losing service due to collapsing infrastructure, Martin County residents now face shutoffs and a 50 percent rate hike for contaminated water.
By Matthew Taylor, 13 February 2018
An explosion ripped through the Monacillo power plant outside of San Juan Sunday night, leaving 175,000 residents without power for several hours.
By Christopher Davion, 13 February 2018
The announcement of the plan to close two plants in northeastern Wisconsin is part of an international restructuring which involves laying off as many as 5,500.
By Patrick Martin, 12 February 2018
The media firestorm over the charges against White House secretary Rob Porter is the latest skirmish in the political warfare in Washington between rival factions of the ruling elite.
By Shelley Connor, 12 February 2018
While the Trump administration heralds Medicaid work requirements as a path towards better health and prosperity for America’s poor, recent studies reveal the opposite.
By Eric London, 12 February 2018
In recent weeks, immigration agents and police have waged war in working class neighborhoods across America, tearing immigrants from their families and friends.
By James Brewer, 12 February 2018
Pretrial hearings last week shed further light on the criminally negligent character of the water scheme imposed on the people of Flint, Michigan.
By Nancy Hanover, 12 February 2018
Teachers throughout the state voted overwhelmingly to authorize strike action to raise wages and stop plans to increase public employees’ health care costs
By Naomi Spencer, 12 February 2018
Beyond the derisory 1 percent wage increase, untenable social conditions and health care costs are motivating teachers to take up picket signs for the first time in three decades in West Virginia.
By Matt Rigel, 12 February 2018
While the school district has cried broke, federal, state and city officials have showered billions of dollars in tax cuts on the state’s Fortune 500 corporations.
By Kristina Betinis, 12 February 2018
The merger between the two AFT locals was rejected by nearly one-third of those who voted, based on the Chicago Teachers Union’s complicity with Mayor Emanuel’s school privatization efforts.
The unquiet death of a young Ford worker
By Jerry White, 12 February 2018
Nearly four months later, the circumstances surrounding the violent death of the 21-year-old temporary part-time worker remain unexplained.
By Andre Damon, 12 February 2018
The Times has made little effort to hide the fact that its record-breaking profits have been driven in large measure by state censorship and media scandalmongering.
By Will Morrow, 12 February 2018
The intervention of Kristof, who has devoted his career to promoting illegal US wars in the name of “human rights,” helps expose the right-wing character of #MeToo.
By Genevieve Leigh, 10 February 2018
Governor Rosselló announced his intention to privatize the public school system a week and a half after announcing the sell-off of the electricity grid.
By Tom Hall, 10 February 2018
The move by the credit ratings agency reflects fears that Ford’s “Fitness Redesign” initiative could meet with uncontrollable opposition from autoworkers.
By Alan Whyte, 10 February 2018
In both accidents, the train engineers accelerated instead of stopping their trains, which resulted in a collision with “bumping blocks” at the end of the tracks.
By Mark Ferretti, 10 February 2018
A clear class division separates those who can buy healthy food easily from those who cannot.
By Kate Randall, 9 February 2018
The US is wracked by record social inequality, a catastrophic health crisis, and a government health policy aimed at deliberately lowering life expectancy while catering to corporate profit.
By Will Morrow, 9 February 2018
Police were stationed at entrances to the meeting as residents were informed they would have no opportunity to speak or ask any questions.
By Anthony del Olmo, 9 February 2018
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality has held meetings on the defense of immigrants at several US universities.
By Dan Conway, 9 February 2018
A lawsuit is being brought against a Tennessee sheriff after footage revealed him encouraging other officers involved in a car chase to kill the man they were pursuing.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2018
The US president’s bid to roll tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue is no mere personal whim. It is bound up with deep-going changes in US society and the capitalist state apparatus.
By Sandy English, 8 February 2018
Schifter’s suicide note blamed corporations and Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and former Mayor Bloomberg for destroying his livelihood.
By Shannon Jones, 8 February 2018
The workers say revelations of management payoffs to UAW officials require the courts to reexamine their lawsuit.
Notes from Puerto Rico
By Antonio Castro, 8 February 2018
This is the second in a series of updates from a local Puerto Rican worker on the unfolding crisis on the island in the wake of Hurricane María.
By Eric London, 7 February 2018
The climate in Washington ahead of Thursday’s budget deadline gives a sense of the right-wing framework of whatever immigration agreement the Democrats and Republicans make.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 February 2018
The scope of the administration’s brutal immigration policies continues to widen as stay orders become increasingly out of reach for blue and white collar workers.
By Adam Mclean, 7 February 2018
The harassment of the homeless is connected to efforts to gentrify downtown Los Angeles, which is near Skid Row, the largest concentration of homeless people in California.
By Matthew Taylor, 7 February 2018
CNN’s decision to withhold their report until after the Super Bowl illustrates the media’s role as collaborators with, and mouthpieces of, the military intelligence apparatus.
Before budget deadline Thursday, Senate Democrats and Republicans prepare reactionary “border security” bill
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2018
A new federal shutdown could begin Thursday midnight, with further deadlines looming on the debt ceiling and the expiration of DACA protection for young immigrants.
By Kate Randall, 6 February 2018
As the flu outbreak shows no signs of waning, the CDC has been hit by a scandal forcing its head to resign and the Trump administration is proposing drastic cutbacks to the programs that fight such epidemics.
“They chew you up and spit you out”
By our reporters, 6 February 2018
Workers at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant reacted to the continuing revelations in the UAW corruption scandal and denounced abuses by the union and management.
By Harvey Simpkins, 6 February 2018
The criminal activity of the Gun Trace Task Force exposes in microcosm the contempt that the police have for the constitutional rights of the working class throughout the United States.