Around the world, in developing and so-called advanced countries alike, millions are facing food insecurity and hunger amid soaring prices and shortages of food.
The Greens have dispensed with any pretense of opposition to the major parties. In practice, they have abandoned most of their policies on climate change, the party’s stated raison d’etre.
The Apparel Workers’ Action Committee warns that this repressive move could be extended to other centres of the working class in both the private and public sectors.
The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official “let it rip” pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.
The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract
The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding “reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education.”
While the Labor party and Coalition whip up xenophobic sentiment, only the SEP fights in this election to end the persecution of refugees.
Los Angeles County workers are being asked to approve a contract that would further erode their living standards.
These endless delays, which help only management not workers, must be brought to an end. Detroit Diesel workers should demand that UAW Local 163 immediately set a strike deadline for no later than May 24.
In the course of his remarks, Biden managed to omit the words “Trump” and “Republican,” or name a single Republican official, media outlet or commentator who has promoted the racist and anti-Semitic themes of the “Great Replacement.”
Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-File Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.
The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.
The UAW is reportedly floating the possibility of suspending the strike and ordering a return to work without a contract, which would signify an abject surrender to the company’s intransigent demands for concessions.
Washington D.C. transit union calls off 3-day strike, agrees to below-inflation wages for 150 D.C. transit workers
D.C. Circulator drivers will see their wages eaten up by inflation as an even greater crisis in the region’s transit system looms.
For revolutionary internationalists, the determining question is not “who fired the first shot,” but rather what is the general character of a given war and the social forces behind it.
In an article marking the grim milestone, Global News acknowledged that the “true death toll could be thousands higher,” since “two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths may have been missed.” If this is the case, Canada’s real death toll amounts to a staggering 120,000 people.
The actual death toll resulting from the German government’s coronavirus policies is much higher than its official statistics show. This is proven by the latest study by the World Health Organisation on excess mortality in the first two years of the pandemic.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel can make the announcement any time from tomorrow, May 18 until May 31. Assange was put in this perilous situation by a series of rulings delivered by the British judiciary over the last year.
UK: Arriva Yorkshire bus workers ballot for strike action against pay offer less than half the rate of inflation
At Arriva Yorkshire, the starting hourly rate for bus drivers in the first year is £9.79 (just 29 pence more than the minimum wage). Drivers then graduate to £10.91 for two years, before reaching the top rate of £12.15.
“Earlier some of us thought the union was on our side. After the agreement was announced I heard from school staff. Everyone thought the agreement was a joke.”
Wickremesinghe offered no relief for workers or the poor, millions of whom are struggling to put food on the table. Instead, he emphasised the depth of the economic crisis to justify the harsh measures that he intends to take.
Helsinki and Stockholm’s formal applications to join the aggressive Western military alliance were prepared in close consultation with the major imperialist powers.
Even as Washington presses its war drive, divisions exist within the ASEAN member countries over US aggression towards China and Russia.
Amid the US-led war against Russia in Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated his opposition to moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
Professors at the National University of Rosario in Argentina launched a one-day strike on May 13, while the city of Colón, Panama saw a one-day general strike over worsening social conditions.
Michelle Heughins is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the brutal killing of John Neville by prison guards at the Forsyth County Jail, when she was the only one who tried to save his life.
There is a clear overlap between the anti-Semitic manifesto of the Buffalo gunman and the embrace of the “replacement theory” by large sections of the Republican Party and its allied media.
Sunday’s party election campaign events underscored the deepening crisis of the increasingly detested two-party system of rule.
Enthusiastic participants at Sunday’s meeting peppered SEP candidates with a broad range of questions about the party’s anti-war and revolutionary socialist program.
Over 34,000 teachers and support staff in the nation's second largest school district are facing a battle over wages and school conditions.
A wildfire in Orange County gained nationwide coverage last week as dozens of multi-million dollar mansions in the city of Laguna Niguel were burned to the ground by a fast-moving blaze.
A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.
In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous “science experiment” being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials
The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the “return to normal” for their own selfish economic and political reasons.
Lawrence Tabak’s Foxconned: A valuable forensic analysis of a disastrous, politically motivated scam
Tabak crafts a commendable and thorough charting of the reckless Foxconn debacle in Racine, Wisconsin but political conclusions must be drawn.
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have risen to national prominence by promoting themselves as representatives of the “anti-war” and “left-wing” sentiments of masses of people, but their pro-war actions speak louder than words.
The working class stayed at home because workers did not see themselves represented by any of the establishment parties; for their part, the affluent urban middle classes turned to the Greens, the most belligerent of all parties.
The Texas government’s assault on the democratic rights of transgender people follows similar attacks on democratic rights in Texas and throughout the country by the Republicans.
Unlike many other countries, investigations in such cases in Germany are carried out by the police authorities themselves. There is no independent prosecution authority in Germany, despite the fact that the number of police killings is rising steadily.
Striking Ontario construction workers speak out: “What they’re offering is nothing. It’s a slap in the face. Corporate greed”
Asked what an acceptable offer would look like, a striker replied, “It should at least match inflation. If we’re going below that, we’re not making money. We can’t afford anything here. It’s hard. I pay rent. It’s hard for me to do rent and food. Gas is really expensive.”
Thousands turned up to greet her coffin and help carry it through the West Bank cities of Jenin, Nablus and Ramallah, making this the biggest Palestinian funeral in decades, exceeding that of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah in 2004.
A driver told the WSWS that support for a ‘no’ vote inside the garage was high, and that his colleagues “don’t want to accept it, and I won’t accept it.”
As police attempted to arrest a delivery driver for “immigration offences” a group of local people moved in to stop them taking him away.
Thousands of protesters in over 300 cities marched in opposition to the pending overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
It is necessary to state bluntly: The mass shooting on Sunday was a political crime. It was carried out by a racist and anti-Semite on the basis of a definite, fascist political ideology.
The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called “stablecoins” are collapsing.
“The money that the government is giving is not enough… It’s a bit of a kick in the guts when you see on the news that the governments are putting all this money into war, when we have a war zone right here.”
Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends: Ottawa’s decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia: Part 1
The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich’s downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.
Pseudo-left Socialist Alliance seeks to chain workers and youth to Labor and the Greens in Australian elections
The Socialist Alliance campaign has nothing to do with socialism or the interests of the working class. Instead, its purpose is to subordinate workers and young people to Labor and the Greens, as both hurtle ever further to the right.
As Finland and Sweden prepare to join the NATO alliance against Russia, the NATO countries and Japan are planning a vast global intensification of imperialist militarism.
Berlin, which is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO’s proxy war against Russia, is also pushing ahead with German imperialism’s offensive in Africa.
Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.
Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.
The United Steelworkers union is trying to ram through another sellout contract covering 3,400 aluminum workers.
Cedars-Sinai hospital workers in Los Angeles struck to win improved staffing and wages but their struggle was shut down by the SEIU-UHW.
The New York Times’ assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.
Texas travel nurse on the health care crisis: “The profits are going to the CEOs instead of trying to keep nurses and support staff”
The nurse is part of a growing movement of health care workers across the US fighting for better working conditions, pay and benefits, staffing, and resources.
The exorbitant price for a trivial, empty work underscores the domination of the art world by a financial aristocracy that brushes aesthetic questions aside.
This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago
In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.
A driver from Norwood told WSWS, “It’s a really difficult time. Mortgages are going up and we have to work overtime to make ends meet. Without overtime you can’t survive.”
Organize a fight against one-man crews and Hi Viz! Build rank-and-file committees at all Class I railroads!
Railroaders should establish a network of rank-and-file committees, building upon the establishment earlier this year of committees at BNSF and Canadian Pacific, to unite workers at all seven Class I railroads in the US, Canada and Mexico.
NATO is moving to turn Scandinavia and the entire Baltic Sea into a second front in the war on Russia it has waged since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
Indiana University Bloomington grad student workers vote to suspend their strike until the fall semester
Graduate students at IUB have voted to suspend their one-month strike and announced plans to resume the fight when classes resume on campus in September.
While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe’s governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.
The imagery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a brilliant demonstration of the possibilities engendered by human labor coordinated on an international and scientific basis.
As CNH strike concludes second week, workers voice growing frustration over UAW information blackout
The information blackout is being carried out in de facto coordination with the company and the national media, which has remained entirely silent on one of the largest strikes of industrial workers currently taking place in the US.
All five Republicans targeted by the Select Committee were intimately involved in Trump’s coup plot. Yet none of them, like Trump himself, has been charged more than 16 months after the failed attack.
The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers’ and school workers’ living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.
The number of rare but serious acute liver failure among children is rising globally, and so far 12 children have died during the ongoing outbreak.
The draft decision would not only abolish the federal constitutional right to abortion, but would serve as a starting gun for a race to dismantle the entire edifice of democratic legal reforms in the US.
Nurses throughout the country should be proud of their display of solidarity behind RaDonda Vaught. Thanks to their intervention, Vaught is not behind bars. However, this is only the beginning.
The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.
Public healthcare workers are due to strike for 24 hours on Monday, over low wages and understaffing, after a previous strike scheduled for March was banned by the Employment Court.
Bankrolled by various “green” corporate interests, the candidates are seeking to promote the illusion that the necessary action on greenhouse gas emissions can be secured within the capitalist system by pressuring the major parties.
A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection said 36 of those rescued are Haitian nationals, while the remaining two were from the Dominican Republic.
Congressional report confirms meat processors made baseless claims of impending food shortage to keep plants open as pandemic spread
While COVID-19 ripped through processing plants and communities, food executives stoked phony claims of a food shortage to justify keeping plants operating at full production.
India: Gujarat state government workers demand previous pension scheme; Ford auto workers in Tamil Nadu fight for job security; AMPOL oil refinery workers strike in Queensland.
A painter from the working class, a First Nations victim in Canada, a family struggling with opioids, the ruling elite prepares for upheaval.
“We’re all in this together in the working class. The choice is between barbarism and socialism. And I think that choice is really a no brainer.”
On the anniversary of Germany's liberation from National Socialism (Nazism), the taz has published an article by Russian author Julia Latynina, which acquits Hitler of any responsibility for the Second World War.
Texas governor announces intent to bar undocumented immigrant children from attending public schools
The governor’s remarks are another example of the far right’s campaign to scapegoat and oppress immigrants and divide the working class.
Chile’s president, ex-student radical Gabriel Boric, ordered Carabineros Special Forces to break up the picket line at a major oil refinery.
Reject Unite’s latest sell-out pay deal at Arriva London South bus company! Form rank-and-file strike committees!
Less than 24 hours after Wednesday’s one-day strike brought services at Arriva South to a near standstill, Unite scurried into talks with company executives. The deal they cobbled together is an insult.
There is no solution to the problems facing the working class that does not challenge the capitalist profit system and the division of the world into hostile nation states
Let them bake cake: UK Conservative MP blames foodbank use on workers’ lack of budgeting and catering skills
The fact that the Johnson government feels no compulsion to make any concessions to alleviate the growth of inequality and absolute poverty—even from the standpoint of self-preservation—is the greatest indictment of the Labour Party and the trade unions.
Sarah refused to send her 8-year-old son, Stanley, into school while no mitigations against COVID-19 are in place. She has defiantly pled not guilty, after being charged, despite the threat of a £2,500 fine and a possible jail sentence.
Sri Lankan President Rajapakse installs Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister to enforce austerity dictates of the US and IMF
The president and his new government must go! The way forward for the working class is through building action committees, mobilising its industrial and political strength, and fighting for socialist policies.
The decision, which brings to an end more than seven decades of formal Finnish neutrality, marks a massive escalation in the drive by American and European imperialism towards all-out war with Russia.
“I support what the SEP says. Workers need to organise to fight for what we need, and to unite internationally.” - Elizabeth, NSW Central Coast
School Strike 4 Climate organisers turn Australian youth climate rallies into campaign for Labor-Greens
The transformation of the SS4C movement into an election campaign for parties responsible for the climate crisis is the culmination of years of attempts by the organisers to divert the masses of young people behind the political establishment.
Amelia Baca was shot point-blank in the doorway of her Las Cruces home while suffering a mental health crisis.
The latest black hole image from the Event Horizon Telescope is further evidence that globally organized observational astronomy involving vast quantities of data and their coordination is becoming increasingly routine.
US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.
The workers’ struggle coincides with walkouts by other sections of workers across North America to demand wage increases that keep pace with inflation, including agricultural equipment workers in Iowa and Wisconsin, nurses in California, and grocery warehouse workers in Ontario.
Macron, like his counterparts in other European countries, has decided to allow an avoidable disease to become a constant feature of daily life.
Trump-backed Alex Mooney unseated the establishment candidate in West Virginia’s Second Congressional District primary, while the Trump-favored Charles Herbster failed to secure the nomination for the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska.
The eruption of the wages issue in the Australian election campaign is part of an international process as central banks, the representatives of finance capital, demand that wage increases be forcibly suppressed through the lifting of interest rates, inducing a recession if that proves necessary.
While the focus has been on North Korea, Seoul is preparing for US-led wars with Russia and China.
Bowing to the poisonous campaign against everyone and everything Russian, the 2022 Dutch Harp Festival “postponed” the appearance of virtuoso harpist Alexander Boldachev.
Hundreds of nurses travelled to Nashville, Tennessee for the sentencing hearing of RaDonda Vaught.
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