Facebook has labeled the WSWS perspective, “Washington Post’s ‘Wuhan Lab’ conspiracy theory stands exposed,” as “misinformation” and blocked users from sharing it.
The purpose of Kristof’s article is to pollute popular consciousness and pressure local Democrats tasked with enforcing the homicidal policy of reopening schools.
Despite opposition from parents and the community, the San Diego Unified School District is planning to reopen schools by April.
None of the health service unions, nor any other trade union, has opposed or condemned the Rajapakse government’s deployment of the military.
Peter Costello, now head of Australia’s $135 billion Future Fund, said that rock-bottom interest rates and bond-buying programs by central banks had left both economies and markets vulnerable to a shock.
At a House subcommittee hearing into the attack on Congress, Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman gave opaque and contradictory testimony.
A continued rejection of the sell-out must be linked to the fight for a broader movement of the working class, outside the straitjacket of the unions.
The excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the ouster of the tyrant Marcos was rapidly disappointed. “People power” was betrayed. The basic problems confronting the Filipino masses remain unresolved and have in fact worsened.
San Francisco school board pauses reactionary school renaming campaign to focus on forcing schools open
Despite widespread transmission of COVID-19 and news of more infectious and deadly variants of the virus within San Francisco, the school district alongside the educator and school worker unions are pushing ahead with reopening plans.
Canada’s indigenous population faces elevated infection rate, lack of health care as COVID-19 runs rampant
The COVID-19 infection rate among First Nations people living on-reserve is 40 percent higher than that of the Canadian population as a whole.
The drive by management and the UAW to impose a 12-hour, seven-day rotation for skilled trades is facing near unanimous opposition.
William J. Burns is a veteran of decades of skullduggery for American imperialism, in the course of a three-decade career at the State Department.
Germany’s Left Party congress will set an even more direct course towards government participation and support for war.
A disproportionate amount of preventable human suffering fell on the oldest, most isolated, and most dependent members of society.
Gorman rose from almost total obscurity to the cover of Time magazine in the space of a single month.
The move comes amidst a deep crisis of the Zelensky government and was fully backed by the Biden administration in Washington.
Amid mass abstention, the far-right Vox party entered the Catalan parliament for the first time, while the social democrats took the most seats.
US universities have cut 650,000 jobs, a 13 percent workforce reduction, since the onset of the pandemic
Thousands of adjunct faculty members have seen their courses canceled and their paychecks eliminated as programs are consolidated and courses move online.
“The pandemic has created a gaping hole between the companies and management on one side and the workers who have lost their lives and wages. This is the same around the world.”
RATP Dev is seeking an end to guaranteed minimum hours per day, in line with London-wide plans for Remote Sign On and shift “flexibility” by all the bus companies.
On Wednesday morning Frankfurt Airport personnel commenced a hunger strike to protest against and reverse their dismissals.
We call on all educators, parents and students who support this initiative to contact us to establish rank-and-file committees for safe education and to expand this struggle, which is vital for public health.
British gas engineers resume strike action after company refuses to budge over “fire and rehire”; UK London bus drivers strike over pay cut; one-day national action in South Africa over unemployment, poverty and inequality
In its article acknowledging the mass anger against the policies of Podemos, which it helped found, Anticapitalistas warns of mounting opposition on its left among workers and youth.
The government, in collaboration with the unions, is desperately attempting to dissipate the rising anger of plantation workers over wages and company productivity demands.
At a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Republicans sought to equate the January 6 coup attempt with protests against police violence.
The catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a tragedy, but a comprehensive political and moral failure of the existing social order.
With the help of the unions, university managements are returning to face-to-face teaching and expanding class sizes amid the continuing global pandemic.
The deal involved an amendment to government legislation, backed by the opposition Labor party, that requires Facebook to pay news outlets for content under a bargaining code
The campaign has had a confected, political character and has involved attacks on the presumption of innocence and due process.
On the third anniversary of the historic 2018 West Virginia teachers’ strike, the state senate passed a punitive bill codifying anti-strike measures into state law.
Despite the dire conditions facing workers, President Joe Biden has already given numerous indications that the meager minimum wage increase proposal will likely be stripped from the bill.
The layoff of 150 workers at Belvidere Assembly is an opening shot in what will inevitably be an attempt by the automaker to increase its profitability through mass job cuts, factory closures and other brutal cost-cutting measures.
President Lenin Moreno blamed the bloodbath, without the slightest evidence, on supporters of his predecessor and former political ally, Rafael Correa.
The December 4, 1969, assassination was one of the most brazen crimes ever carried out by the US ruling class.
We demand that every individual, politician and corporation responsible for the social disaster in Texas be criminally prosecuted and that all workers be made whole.
The turnout at Monday’s protests and strikes throughout Myanmar was the largest since the February 1 coup, despite threats from the military that a general strike would lead to further “loss of life.”
A feature essay in the New York Times Magazine claims that the study of ancient Greece and Rome is the font of “whiteness” in contemporary culture, and that colleges should “get rid of classics.”
The 45-year-old has narrowly escaped with his life, to the relief of his millions of fans.
Now Scotland is an adjunct of the most pro-independence faction of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP).
A new variant of the coronavirus was discovered in California, dubbed CAL.20C. The mutation, L452R, appears to make the virus more contagious.
After one year of suffering and hardship imposed upon Brazilian workers, the pandemic remains totally out of control.
Prude died last March after police handcuffed him, put a hood over his head and pushed him into the cold pavement.
Unless the working class intervenes independently to close factories, offices, schools and day-care centres, hundreds of thousands of deaths loom in Germany alone in an even worse wave of the pandemic.
Facing an impending wave of temporary schools closures due to growing COVID-19 outbreaks, the New York government and the SUNY system have altered university guidelines to keep schools open despite rising case numbers.
The real scandal is not the Cuomo’s alleged “bullying,” but the massive death toll in nursing homes.
The rover also returned the first audio recorded on Mars.
With all lockdown measures set to end by June, those who have been shielded to some extent by furlough scheme and other social support will face the class war agenda pursued by the British ruling class as it seeks to complete the post-Brexit “Thatcher Revolution.”
Conditions for refugees residing in Latin American countries have only deteriorated during the pandemic as millions have been laid off, evicted and made homeless.
Kelly’s move will be used to further foment a far-right movement and push the unstable government to suppress popular opposition to the lifting of pandemic safety restrictions.
The Washington Post’s claims that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab have been totally discredited by the findings of the World Health Organization.
Australian government intent on scrapping JobKeeper and slashing JobSeeker despite mass unemployment
The government insists that both the wage subsidy and the JobSeeker supplement must end next month to stop “adverse incentives.”
Despite the capitalist propaganda, parents have expressed overwhelming support for online learning, which they know prioritizes the health of their families, school workers and educators.
Officials in Los Angeles announced on Monday that some in-person instruction will resume next week, with a full reopening planned for next month. The announcement comes amid reports that a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has become the dominant strain in California.
While local reporters and the Chicago Teachers Union maintain a wall of silence over the dangers facing educators and students, schools have become the number one potential exposure locations in the state, according to contact tracing.
The restored 1951 film version of Wright’s Native Son paints a lacerating picture of social life in America’s second city.
The Department of Health and Human Services is reactivating the Carrizo Springs Child Migration Detention Facility for detaining up to 700 teenagers in the coming days and weeks.
The total value of losses is still being tallied, but the severity and geographic scope of the storm has meant that the total cost could exceed the $19 billion in damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
In the first public congressional hearing on the January 6 coup attempt, police chiefs and politicians sought to blame faulty or undelivered intelligence for the breach of the US Capitol.
Coles is only able to reap massive profits and to proceed with a sweeping restructure, as a result of the perfidy of the United Workers Union.
Philadelphia teachers union endorses bogus claims of school renovations as cover for reopening schools
The PFT, while posing as “concerned” about certain elements of the reopening plans, claims falsely that schools can be made safe through updates to decrepit school buildings, in particular, improved ventilation systems.
The German government is preparing to give 70 million euros a year to a foundation run by the far-right Alternative for Germany.
Michigan teachers, students face double threat from school reopenings: contaminated water and COVID-19
With the Democratic Whitmer administration pushing for a March 1 reopening date for public schools, teachers and students face not only the danger of the coronavirus, but lead and legionella bacteria from unflushed water systems.
Outlining monetary policy—the central concern of Wall Street—the Fed chair emphasised that the present ultra-loose regime would continue even if inflation began to rise and there was a tightening in the labour market.
The deathbed confession of former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood points to an official cover-up.
Vidal’s proposal highlights the dictatorial nature of the projects of the entire political class and the need for a political mobilisation of the working class.
The SGP began its campaign for the 2021 German federal elections with a strong launch meeting that was followed by hundreds of workers and young people online.
Endorsed by an all-party coalition, the provocative motion is part of a propaganda offensive aimed at providing a bogus human rights justification for Canadian imperialism’s ever more prominent role in Washington’s military-strategic offensive against Beijing.
Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, without a contract since November 2019, on February 10 gave their overwhelming approval for strike action for safer working conditions and patient outcomes.
Control over vaccine distribution strengthens the major powers’ political and economic influence—their “soft power”—over allies and enemies alike
Finely attuned to the threat from below, Britain’s ruling elite understands the implications of any public discussion of the issue of social murder as it prepares to end the “last lockdown,” with the virus and its dangerous mutations allowed to rip through the population once again to deadly effect.
Amid second wave of deaths: London bus drivers must form rank-and-file safety committees at all garages!
On average, more than one bus driver has died each week during the pandemic. Our lives count for nothing against revenue targets dictated in company boardrooms by Transport for London, Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Johnson government, enforced by Unite the union.
Julieta de Lima, longtime leader of the CPP, delivered a speech to archbishops and religious leaders celebrating “500 years of Christianity in the Philippines,” and embracing the medieval barbarism of the church.
The Ceylon Workers Congress, Sri Lanka’s main plantation union, is actively supporting company and state attacks on striking Alton tea estate workers.
Half a million dead in the US from coronavirus pandemic: Catastrophe, crime and historical turning point
The catastrophic loss of life in the US is the outcome of deliberate decisions made by the ruling class and its political representatives to prioritize profit over lives.
Montgomery, Alabama schools moves forward with plans to convert public schools into privately-operated charter schools
The Montgomery Public School Board, a focal point of months of protests by teachers over COVID-19 deaths, is turning over three schools to charter operators.
“The creation and distribution of news is controlled by a few corporations, ruthless in promoting their class interests.”
With a 12-hour, seven-day schedule at Sterling Heights Assembly, UAW repudiates long battle for eight-hour day
With the announcement of an April 5 start day for a grueling 12-hour, seven-day schedule at the Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP), the UAW has repudiated rights that workers fought and died for over the course of well over 100 years.
The working class everywhere must come to the defence of the locked-out Smeaton Grange workers and begin preparing concrete actions to strengthen their fight and break the isolation being imposed by the union.
Freezing temperatures and mass power outages resulted in widespread disruption of COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Texas.
The lawsuit accuses the energy companies of gross negligence and placing profits ahead of the welfare of the population by failing to follow long-standing recommendations to winterize the power grid and misleading residents about how long blackouts would last.
The no-confidence vote in parliament was an attempt by the opposition parties to falsely posture as defenders of democratic rights.
Flying in the face of warnings from Canada’s chief medical officer and numerous other experts, Canada’s governments are accelerating the “reopening” of the economy even as more contagious variants of the virus take root.
On its first American album, the band has brightened its sound by incorporating saxophone, organ and other instruments. The weakness lies in the melodies and the perspective.
The potential electoral landslide underscores the fragility of the federal Liberal-National Coalition government as it moves to fully reopen the economy and push jobless workers into lower-paid and insecure employment.
Research by BuzzFeed News and Report Mainz shows that the virus is spreading without hindrance throughout workplaces in Germany.
Workers at Mexican air carrier Interjet voted by an overwhelming 95 percent margin to continue their strike begun in January, while Molson has locked out 300 workers at its Toronto, Canada brewery.
The UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee held a lively online meeting on Saturday, just days before yesterday’s unsafe reopening of schools across Scotland and Wales, and as the Johnson government moves to reopen all school on March 8.
The Socialist Party-Podemos government is making sure Spanish arms manufacturers cash in as the imperialist powers rearm and prepare for new wars.
Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that COVID-19 deaths were “hugely underestimated” in the first wave.
UK Prime Minister Johnson announces end of lockdown that will see “more infections, more hospitalisations… more deaths”
The separation of infection rates and hospital admissions is a de facto declaration that the Tories are pursuing “herd immunity” by letting the virus spread largely unchecked.
The only social force capable of carrying out a consistent struggle for democratic rights is the working class, as part of the broader struggle to refashion society to meet the pressing needs of the majority—that is, along socialist lines.
Over 60 people, including doctors, nurses and other health staff, the participated in the Health Workers’ Action Committee at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital public meeting earlier this month.
The Biden administration, the corporate media and the teachers unions have ganged up against educators who are refusing to risk their lives.
The Texas catastrophe lays bare the real state of class relations in the richest country in the world and makes clear why essential infrastructure can no longer be entrusted to the capitalist oligarchs.
Jacobin has had next to nothing to say about the Democrats’ impeachment debacle and even less to say about the January 6 coup attempt and the ongoing threat of right-wing violence.
No one has been held accountable for the extremely poor construction of the CTV building, which collapsed in seconds in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, killing 115 people.
Assange is still being denied proper access to his lawyers and to crucial legal documents, even after a Magistrates’ Court verdict blocking his extradition to the US last month.
In addition to the social crisis brought on by the storm in the United States, the populations of Mexico and Canada saw the extreme cold and snow knock out power and strain critical infrastructure.
The opponent of the Putin government, who now faces imprisonment in a penal colony for more than two years, is seeking to channel social anger in Russia over inequality in a right-wing direction.
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