“The reason they’re telling us to live with the virus is because the economy is going downhill, and capitalism has to continue generating profits for companies and businesses. But the consequence is more infections, illness and deaths.”
The awful death appears linked to the general circumstances prevailing in the film industry, the source of widespread and legitimate outrage among film workers.
Historical truth belies education minister Alan Tudge’s claims that Anzac Day is not a “contested idea” and instead “the most sacred of all days.”
The statement reflects widespread opposition to the US attempt to prosecute Assange, which has been exposed as a dirty-tricks operation aimed at silencing him.
Victoria’s much-hyped “Freedom Day” highlights the total subservience of the country’s governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, to the financial elite’s determination to fully “reopen” the economy at breakneck speed so that unrestrained profit-making activities can be resumed.
Underlining its transformation into a fascistic party, all but nine of the Republican lawmakers voted against holding Bannon in contempt for refusing a congressional subpoena.
COVID-19 is still raging, and auto plants are a major source of spread. Here’s what autoworkers need to know to protect themselves and bring the pandemic to an end.
The tens of thousands of health care workers who gave their lives to save others are among the approximately 15 million people worldwide who have died from COVID-19.
The third global school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages was held on Friday, drawing support from thousands of parents and workers worldwide.
The decision establishes a precedent where any professor or lecturer can be blocked from speaking on any subject if they do not accept the dominant narrative, particularly as it relates to racial and gender politics.
“These meetings have given me hope for the future of the entire human race so I’ll being attending the next meeting with the same enthusiasm.”
Our committees fully support the fight for the global elimination of COVID-19 in order to save millions of lives worldwide.
Our committees, comprised of educators in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, call for a mass movement of the working class to fight for the global elimination of COVID-19.
“Brazil is a leader in deaths of young people from the coronavirus. How can I not defend my child from this?”
Biden’s statement is another provocative step that undermines the basis of US-China diplomatic relations and intensifies the already acute tensions between the two countries.
Katie said Long COVID survivors have been “forgotten and let down by the government and the medical establishment. I no longer feel like I am a part of society, I’m just coping with my symptoms every day.”
Workers at farm implement company John Deere are expressing determination to continue their struggle even as the UAW union continues its effort to undermine and sabotage their fight.
A deployment would be a direct state attack on longshoremen, truck drivers and warehouse workers, with soldiers serving essentially as scabs on behalf of the logistics companies and major retailers.
A provision in the Nationality and Borders Bill states that officials would “not be liable to any criminal or civil proceedings for anything done” when they forcibly “push back” dinghies carrying refugees seeking asylum into a busy commercial waterway.
Alabama executes Willie B. Smith III, an intellectually disabled prisoner, after US Supreme Court fails to intervene
Smith died by lethal injection in the execution chamber of the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.
Police departments have faced resistance in their efforts to get officers to comply with vaccine mandates, despite reports indicating that COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death for US police.
Mobilize Dana workers to vote “no” on second sweatshop contract! Build rank-and-file committees to prepare for a strike!
Every Dana worker must vote “no” on the second tentative agreement and campaign actively among our co-workers for the biggest “no” vote possible. We must send a message loud and clear: Dana workers are united and we are ready to strike!
Amazonians deserve real information about COVID-19 and the state of the pandemic, which the company politicians refuse to provide.
Despite the risk to abortion rights nationwide, the Biden administration has done nothing but offer empty words of concern.
The WSWS advises workers to reject the attempt by the United Food and Commercial Workers union to rush through a vote on the tentative agreement. Instead demand at least one week to study the contract.
While Britain and Eastern Europe are particularly hard hit, with hundreds of deaths every day, the number of cases is again growing across the entire continent.
Amanda Perry waited to be vaccinated after the birth of her child, a child she never saw or held.
Maid is a 10-episode drama series created by Molly Smith Metzler. It premiered on Netflix October 1 and has been one of the streaming platform’s top-rated shows for the past several weeks.
Canadian educators and workers explain why they are attending the October 24 webinar on eliminating COVID-19
A school caretaker wrote, “With this knowledge we can mobilize all education workers to immediately close schools until there are zero reported COVID cases.”
Half a million South Korean workers strike over labour laws; India: Punjab public servants walk out for job permanency; Australia: Queensland government building apprentices strike
Today, parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.
“I want to hear from eminent scientists who do not agree with the current UK rhetoric of living with the virus. It’s not acceptable to allow children to get infected.”
UK Health Secretary “wilfully negligent” for ignoring warnings that pandemic is overwhelming National Health Service
The rejection of even the minimal measures contained in its own “Plan B” policy, mandatory face masks, remote working and vaccine passports, confirms the government will not abandon its policy of letting the virus rip, whatever the cost in human life.
The Modi government wants the power to suppress films that have already been approved under India’s pervasive censorship regime.
Braden was the fifth Sterling Stamping worker to have passed away this year. He is at least the second to have died of COVID-19.
The WSWS has received copies of many statements sent to the University of Michigan protesting actions taken against composer Bright Sheng for showing a film version of Shakespeare’s Othello.
SEP Assistant National Secretary Max Boddy warns, “Children, almost all unvaccinated, are being recklessly sent back to school, risking infection, illness and death to force their parents back to work.”
The events were not aimed at mobilising students, but instead at promoting the dead-end perspective that moral appeals to capitalist politicians can halt the climate crisis.
Indian workers and students denounce school reopenings and support World Socialist Web Site’s global webinar
There is a broad opposition among parents to the hasty and unsafe reopening of schools now underway across India.
The Forum is a loose association of far-right figures pledging to “confront the threat posed by the growth of communism on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Wednesday’s walk-out follows a round of action late last month, including a four-hour strike on September 28, the first total stoppage on the state’s rails in decades.
Australian photojournalist David Dare Parker and Thailand-based documentary photographer John Hulme have added their voices to the growing numbers speaking out against MGM’s “burying” of Minamata.
Loughery called on delegates to “protect democracy and freedom” and stand together “in the fight against socialism.”
Following the full reopening of schools across the state, educators in Georgia are currently dying at rate of more than one per day.
While Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has repeatedly bragged that public schools in the state have remained open, enrollment has fallen precipitously due to the pandemic, pushing districts to the point of collapse.
The strike wave in the US, including walkouts by thousands of workers at John Deere, Kellogg’s and hospitals in western New York, California and Massachusetts, is continuing to grow, with new strike votes by Piedmont flight attendants, Philadelphia transit workers and educators in several states.
During a town hall meeting Tuesday, officials from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) faced a torrent of opposition for blocking a strike by 60,000 film and television workers and agreeing to a sellout deal.
Kaiser workers left in dark after overwhelming strike vote at largest US “non-profit” health care provider
Despite a nearly unanimous vote for strike action, the UNAC/UHCP leadership is keeping its members in the dark on when or if a strike will happen at Kaiser Permanente.
The key issue in the Evergrande crisis is whether the government and financial authorities will be able to stave off the effects of the developing slump in real estate and property development on the broader economy.
The brutal murder of Arbery and exposure of the attempted state cover-up provided fuel for the international demonstrations against police killings that erupted following the death of George Floyd.
Amid a cloud of pseudo-revolutionary rhetoric, NUMSA leader Irvin Jim accepted the “final” employer offer the union had rejected only a week ago.
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising as the winter surge begins in France threatening to lead to tens of thousands more deaths.
The CPI report stands as an indictment not just of Brazil’s fascistic president, but of heads of state and ruling classes the world over.
Liane Shekter Smith, the disgraced director of the Michigan Office of Drinking Water, was compensated $199,880 as a result of a grievance filed over wrongful firing.
The sale of Air India is being touted by the far-right BJP government as the opening salvo in an across-the-board push to privatise virtually all state-owned companies.
In an expression of the far-right atmosphere coursing through Texas schools, the director of curriculum in one district indicates that educators must teach “both sides” of the Holocaust or risk their jobs.
As workers in São Caetano were being threatened by GM, the union announced it would do nothing to protect them, and that continuing the strike was a purely individual decision.
Tenet Healthcare seeks to impose sellout contract on Massachusetts nurses after declaring legal impasse to strike
In its latest attempt to break the strike, the Saint Vincent Hospital administration announced it is unilaterally imposing a sellout contract to which the nurses’ union, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), agreed.
New details emerge of Canadian military’s plans to suppress popular opposition amid COVID-19 pandemic
An internal investigation has found that the Canadian Armed Forces took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to launch a propaganda campaign modelled on those it conducted during the Afghan war, but this time targeting the Canadian population.
UK parents trying to protect children face fines, imprisonment and safeguarding referrals as school COVID cases soar
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi announced the government’s maniacal mission to raise school attendance figures, during a life- threatening pandemic that necessitates school closures.
The current coronavirus policy of the Biden administration is nothing more than a slightly refurbished version of Trump’s “herd immunity” policy.
Danish nurses continue one-hour wildcat strikes over pay and understaffing in defiance of unions and fines; French public transport workers’ strikes among bus drivers, coach drivers and rail workers over pay, conditions and privatisation; South African metal workers national pay strike in third week threatened as union moves towards company offer; Sunday stoppages by ScotRail workers, Scotland begun March continue to demand equal overtime rates with drivers
None of the extensive and large-scale planning for a pandemic in Britain was put into operation because the government was intent on imposing its homicidal herd immunity strategy from the outset.
With over 1,000 deaths and 34,000 new cases per day, Russia has now the second highest daily death toll after the US and the third largest number of new cases in the world.
Within one month, a University of Michigan professor has been removed from his course for screening a film version of Shakespeare’s Othello, and the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has decreed that it will remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson.
University of Michigan drops investigation of composer Bright Sheng for screening Laurence Olivier’s Othello
While an investigation by the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX office has been dropped, the university has not apologized to Sheng or repudiated the baseless charges of racism leveled against him.
The Victorian Labor government is ending a lockdown amid more than 2,000 infections a day, while its Queensland counterpart is the first administration in Australia to adopt policies aimed at reintroducing COVID in a jurisdiction where it has been eliminated.
Opposition to USW and UAW tentative agreement at Dana grows as details leak of new alternative work schedule
The details emerging at other plants confirm that, after making workers wait for over a month after they rejected the previous deal by a 9-to-1 margin, the USW and UAW are attempting to force through another sellout contract.
The Greens’ silence on the electoral laws dovetails with their pitch to form another de facto coalition government with the Labor Party, as they did under Julia Gillard from 2010 to 2013.
If the government does not extend the “epidemic situation” up to November 25, it means that no more measures will be taken to protect the population from the coronavirus .
Stephen Miller’s plan to deploy troops with Trump’s support was part of a fascist political strategy that played out over the course of 2020 and 2021 and remains a threat today.
Biden administration sends agriculture secretary to feign support at Deere picket line, while company secures court injunction against strike
The Democrats and the UAW are working to soften workers up and get them to lower their guard while Deere dramatically escalates its strikebreaking efforts.
The unions anti-democratic shutdown of the long-running Sri Lankan teachers’ strike was imposed without any discussion by rank-and-file teachers.
The TWU has brokered deals with numerous trucking companies in recent days, reducing the “national day of strike action” to a single company.
The union is doing nothing to mobilize its 25,000 members in the state of Kentucky, instead resorting to pathetic moral appeals to management which will fall on deaf ears.
Despite the deliberate isolation of the six-month struggle by the United Steelworkers, oil refinery workers in Beaumont, Texas have rejected the contract demanded by ExxonMobil.
COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Britain, fuelled by the reopening of schools in August and September.
Amid a sharp upsurge in the class struggle, 627 subway and tram workers in Izmir are preparing to go on strike on Friday.
Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block a vote on federal voting rights reform on Wednesday. The “Freedom to Vote Act” is the third Democratic Party voting rights bill to fail to pass the Senate this year.
Speaking in Quito as troops patrolled the streets, Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that “extraordinary moments” require “exceptional measures.”
The Biden administration is using the policies and structures put in place by former President Trump to attack the fundamental rights of migrants seeking asylum in the US through the border with Mexico.
Workers at Deere’s largest tractor factory in Germany expressed support for their striking brothers and sisters in the United States, saying they faced the same fight against eroding wages and economic insecurity.
The Labour Party-led government’s push to reopen schools, while the deadly virus spreads, highlights the importance of the SEG’s public meeting on Saturday to oppose the reopening and fight for COVID-19 elimination.
The social welfare legislation touted by Bernie Sanders and his pseudo-left supporters as proof that major reforms could be enacted through the Democratic Party has turned into an object lesson on precisely the opposite.
AFSCME report indicts museums for taking federal money and laying off workers, claims unions offer “protection”
Museums and other institutions in the US have taken millions in federal money during the pandemic and, despite their ability in many cases to withstand the crisis, have proceeded to destroy tens of thousands of jobs.
Mobilize the working class to eliminate COVID-19! Attend the October 24 meeting on “How to end the pandemic!”
The New York City Educators Rank-and-Files Safety Committee is calling on educators, parents and all workers to attend the October 24 webinar “How to end the pandemic,” which is being hosted by the World Socialist Web Site and the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.
Workers in the US, Brazil and around the world must reject the reactionary alliance between pro-capitalist unions determined to suppress their struggles.
The efforts of scientists require mass support, particularly in a period when reactionary forces shamelessly propagate ignorance, confusion and superstition.
An analysis of Forbes billionaire wealth data shows that the richest Americans have increased their personal fortunes by an unprecedented $2.1 trillion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The resolution will now move to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it on Thursday.
The lowered growth rate is attributable to a series of problems including the surge in global inflation, power shortages, clampdowns imposed to eliminate COVID-19 outbreaks and a slowing property market.
“Workers are now being forced to die for the economy”—SEP (Australia) electoral members oppose homicidal reopening agenda
“Health and safety must come first. But this can only come from the workforce, not the corporations”
The loss of intensive care unit capacity since March 2020 is the result of understaffing and ongoing attacks on public healthcare.
Maritime Union of Australia rushes to end industrial action at Qube Ports before government intervention
Federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash threatened to step in to ban industrial action after an appeal from the state Labor government.
The “highlights” present no fundamental change from the previous TA which Fort Wayne Dana Inc. workers rejected by 90 percent a month and a half ago, making clear that the new deal is yet another sellout cooked up by the USW and the United Auto Workers.
The government is rushing ahead with its reopening plan because it is being guided not by public health calculations but by class calculations.
The two Southeast Asian states have officially adopted the homicidal “living with COVID” strategy, even as case numbers continue in their thousands.
The protest followed a fascist riot which targeted the parliament building and stormed the offices of the CGIL trade union federation on October 9.
The PSOE-Podemos government is actively covering for fascist officers within the army even after they launched coup threats against the government.
The protests by students at the historically black university have revealed that Howard is not exempt from the class divide that permeates the rest of society.
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