By Kristina Betinis, 28 August 2019
Kirkwood President Sundberg affirmed Jeff Klinzman’s right to free speech while justifying the removal of the professor based on the claim that public safety is at risk due to his views.
Vote No! No cuts or layoffs!
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 28 August 2019
Washington state teachers again face a turning point in the fight to defend public education.
As the new US school year begins
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 28 August 2019
Teachers across the globe are escalating the fight against social inequality, the growing privatization of education and the unrelenting attacks on their standard of living.
By Ed Hightower, 27 August 2019
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit for the Southeastern US intends to send striking AT&T workers back to work tomorrow morning, according to exclusive footage taken today by a WSWS correspondent.
By Kate Randall, 27 August 2019
Five years after Democratic government officials of Flint, Michigan exposed tens of thousands of people to lead in their drinking water, the residents of Newark, New Jersey are also being poisoned.
By Samuel Davidson and Patrick Martin, 27 August 2019
Even though the the 22,000 AT&T workers on strike in nine states throughout the South are determined to fight, the CWA union is doing everything possible to isolate and contain the struggle.
“We need to be paid back”
Autoworkers vote to strike, denounce UAW treachery ahead of contract deadline with GM, Ford and Chrysler
By our reporters, 27 August 2019
Nearly unanimous votes for strike authorization express the determination of autoworkers to reverse decades of concessions.
By Benjamin Mateus, 27 August 2019
While the $572 million judgment fell short of the $17 billion sought by the state, the court’s ruling was an unambiguous finding that the giant corporation deliberately downplayed the dangers of the opioids it manufactured.
By Dan Conway, 27 August 2019
After thousands of teachers flooded a meeting of the Clark County School District demanding their contractually-mandated raises, school board members abruptly ended the meeting before being escorted out by police.
By Jessica Goldstein, 27 August 2019
The announcement of the layoffs in East Chicago follows US Steel’s declaration earlier this month that up to 200 workers will lose their jobs at its Great Lakes Works facility outside Detroit.
“There’s a lot of people who are ready to get rid of them”
By Marcus Day, 26 August 2019
The expansion of the corruption scandal to UAW officials for GM has brought to the surface the simmering anger of workers over decades of union-enforced concessions.
By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2019
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are raking in the bulk of the high-dollar contributions being collected at fundraisers in the Hamptons and Cape Cod this month.
By Andy Thompson, 26 August 2019
Packaged food company Del Monte will lay off over 800 workers and close two plants in small towns in Illinois and Minnesota.
By Leslie Murtagh, 26 August 2019
Two utility workers conducting maintenance on a transmission power line in New York’s Hudson Valley region died this week when they came into contact with a wire that wasn’t supposed to be carrying electricity.
By Eric London, 26 August 2019
The largest strike in the American South in recent history captures a growing mood of militancy among workers worldwide.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2019
Trump’s “order” for American companies to leave China marks a milestone in the global descent into economic nationalism and preparations for military conflict.
By Nick Beams, 24 August 2019
Tweets by Trump in response to tariff measures by Beijing were his most belligerent to date, taking aim not only against China, but US corporations and the Federal Reserve.
By our reporters, 24 August 2019
The balloting is taking place under conditions in which the union has been widely discredited by its role in forcing through decades of sellout contracts and an expanding corruption scandal.
By Kate Randall, 24 August 2019
The US Supreme Court denied Larry Swearingen’s appeal for a stay, clearing the way for his execution.
By Steve Filips, 24 August 2019
More than 200 workers at Special Metals rejected the company’s last contract proposal and have been on strike since last Saturday.
By Samuel Davidson, 24 August 2019
Workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which is being shut down after a major explosion in June, will receive no severance pay and have had their healthcare coverage terminated.
By Mitch Marcus, 24 August 2019
Exposure to or ingestion of raw or partially treated sewage, as the city maintains is the case here, can cause immediate harmful effects.
By Nick Barrickman, 24 August 2019
In the third season of Justin Simien’s series, events culminate in a #MeToo-style attack on a popular professor.
“We are ready to stay out as long as it takes”
By Jerry White, 23 August 2019
In front of the factory gates Thursday, Fiat Chrysler workers explained what the most critical issues they want addressed in new labor agreements.
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2019
After withdrawing from the INF treaty, the US is accelerating its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China or Russia by testing and stockpiling dangerous new weapons in a nuclear arms race.
By Rafael Azul, 23 August 2019
Nearly 10,000 people are forced by high rents and stagnant wages to live in their vehicles on the streets of the second largest city in the United States.
By Patrick Martin, 23 August 2019
Amid reports of “stunning” violations of protocol by prison officials in the death of America’s most famous prisoner, the Times claims that questions regarding the well-connected sex trafficker are “conspiracy theories.”
By Samuel Davidson, 23 August 2019
Miners blocking shipments of coal from a bankrupt mine have the backing of other workers and residents in eastern Kentucky
By Eric London, 22 August 2019
Democrats have largely backed Trump’s attacks on immigrants, with the New York Times describing his concentration camps as “family detention centers.”
“It’s ludicrous the way they treat the temps”
By Debra Watson, 22 August 2019
Workers at the Big Three in the US begin voting today to authorize strike action if no agreement is reached on deal when their contracts expire next month.
By Jessica Goldstein, 22 August 2019
The recent layoffs in suburban Detroit serve to shatter any illusion that workers' jobs and living standards can be protected through trade war measures.
By Zac Corrigan, 22 August 2019
Residents spoke about life in a country where the police kill with impunity to defend a capitalist social order based on historic levels of inequality.
By James Brookfield, 22 August 2019
A Democratic state senator tried to blame the disaster solely on the Republican state government, although the mayor of Flint and other local officials were Democrats.
By Tom Hall, 21 August 2019
The September 14 contract deadline is fast approaching for more than 150,000 hourly workers at Ford, GM and Chrysler operations in the US.
By Jerry White, 21 August 2019
A lifelong UAW functionary on the payroll of the union’s International staff for 28 years, Ashton epitomizes the social layer at the head of the so-called “American labor movement.”
By Jerry White, 20 August 2019
Ashton would be the highest-ranking UAW officer implicated in the corruption scandal that has already led to the conviction of UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell and three other top UAW officials on the 2015 UAW-Chrysler Bargaining Committee.
Detroit to serve as a cheap labor platform
By Kevin Reed, 20 August 2019
The investment of $4.5 billion by FCA in automotive manufacturing in Detroit is part of a global strategy predicated on further dramatic reductions in labor costs.
By Sandy English, 20 August 2019
The NYPD fired officer Daniel Pantaleo over five years after he choked to death Staten Island resident Eric Garner.
By Gary Joad and Kate Randall, 20 August 2019
There were only 22 days in all of 2018 in which someone was not shot dead by police.
By Sheila Brehm, 20 August 2019
The lead-in-water crisis in Newark, New Jersey is evoking angry responses from Flint residents who have gone through similar experiences over the last five years.
By Andre Damon, 19 August 2019
CEOs in the United States make in one day what most workers make in a year, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.
By Patrick Martin, 19 August 2019
Despite many unanswered questions, virtually all reporting on the death of multi-millionaire sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has halted following the verdict of suicide by the medical examiner.
By Kevin Reed, 19 August 2019
The outgoing director of National Intelligence appealed to Congress for the restoration of the surveillance program that was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
“This is corruption, collusion, conspiracy”
By our reporters, 19 August 2019
The city began distributing bottled water last week after it was revealed that faucet filters were failing to screen toxic lead from home drinking water.
By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019
Amid slumps in sales due to escalating trade tensions and low corn and soybean harvests, Deere is intent on cutting production costs.
By Jessica Goldstein, 19 August 2019
Despite the posturing of local politicians, ArcelorMittal will likely receive no more than a slap on the wrist for its reckless polluting of the environment.
By George Gallanis, 19 August 2019
Underneath the banality of Klobuchar’s presidential campaign are pro-war, right-wing politics.
By Barry Grey, 17 August 2019
The events of the past two days have provided a fresh demonstration of the cowardice of the Democratic Party and the absence within it of any principled opposition to Donald Trump’s authoritarian agenda.
By Kayla Costa, 17 August 2019
The officers involved in the murder of De’Von Bailey, the 537th person killed by police in the US this year, have already been returned to active duty.
By Jessica Goldstein, 17 August 2019
The New York Times has seized on the terse statement issued by the New York City medical examiner as supposed proof that any suggestion of possible foul play in Epstein’s death is the result of baseless “conspiracy theories.”
By Shannon Jones, 17 August 2019
Less than one month remains before the expiration of contracts covering 155,000 US auto workers, and there is growing rank-and-file outrage over rampant union corruption.
Blackwater mercenary Nicholas Slatten sentenced to life in prison for initiating 2007 Nisour Square Massacre
By Jacob Crosse, 17 August 2019
Eight months after being found guilty a third time for first-degree murder, Slatten was sentenced Wednesday for his role in the notorious massacre in Baghdad during the height of the US occupation of Iraq.
By James Vega and Phyllis Steele, 17 August 2019
A new study on student hunger and homelessness reveals that among US college students, 33 percent reported eating less than they felt necessary because they did not have enough money for food.
By David Walsh, 17 August 2019
On August 13, the Associated Press posted an article by Jocelyn Gecker alleging that Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo had sexually harassed a number of women over a period of several decades.
By Kevin Reed, 17 August 2019
The Democrats are seeking to channel mass opposition to the wholesale invasion of privacy into a campaign to regulate and “equalize” facial recognition technology.
By Tom Hall, 16 August 2019
Michael Grimes took nearly $2 million in kickbacks for himself and fellow bureaucrats, according to federal investigators.
By Trévon Austin, 16 August 2019
At least one demonstrator was seriously injured in the attack, suffering a broken leg, internal bleeding, and a back injury.
Lead contamination crisis grows
By Shuvu Batta, 16 August 2019
City officials were forced to stop distributions Tuesday in response to concerns over cases of bottled water that were labeled as expired.
By Matthew Taylor, 16 August 2019
The report based on the autopsy explodes the ongoing efforts by the media, led by the New York Times, to dismiss all questions about the death of Epstein as “conspiracy theories.”
By Dan Conway, 16 August 2019
The 98 percent strike vote is a powerful expression of opposition to decades of attacks on workers by the multi-trillion dollar US health care industry.
“It’s not just miners, but all blue-collar workers, like the teachers, who have been mistreated too”
By a WSWS reporting team, 16 August 2019
Two miners who have played a prominent role in the blockade of the coal train in Cumberland, Kentucky, spoke to the WSWS about their struggle to obtain back pay from the bankrupt coal company.
By Nick Beams, 15 August 2019
Amid growing concerns that low interest rates and “quantitative easing” will not be enough to stave off a new global downturn, there is a deep fear in ruling circles of mounting opposition in the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 August 2019
Trump is reportedly pushing for a withdrawal of US troops before the 2020 election, while leading Republicans are pressing for a “residual force” of special forces and CIA.
By a reporter, 15 August 2019
No information has been made public to explain who made the decisions that left the multi-millionaire alleged sex-trafficker alone in his cell the day he died.
By Tom Hall, 15 August 2019
The discussions at the Management Briefing Seminar exposed the financial pressures on the auto industry that are driving demands for ever greater attacks on workers.
By Josh Varlin, 15 August 2019
Despite the rhetoric of Democratic Socialists of America member Tiffany Cabán, the Queens election was a conflict between two factions of the right-wing Democratic Party.
By Kevin Martinez, 15 August 2019
The White House is seeking to reduce environmental regulations aimed at preserving plants and animals from extinction.
One month before the expiration of auto contracts
By Jerry White, 15 August 2019
While the transnational corporations have made record profits since the 2008 financial crash, autoworkers have suffered a decade of falling real wages. They are determined to win substantial gains.
By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2019
There is nothing funny about an American president publicly mulling over the prospects for becoming dictator-for-life.
By Toby Reese, 15 August 2019
School board officials in San Francisco continue their attempt to censor the left-wing murals painted by Victor Arnautoff at George Washington High School despite broad popular opposition.
Comments from August 13 SFUSD school board meeting
By Toby Reese, 15 August 2019
At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD Board of Education), numerous speakers eloquently addressed the issues involved in the censorship of Victor Arnautoff’s “Life of Washington” mural.
By Daniel de Vries, 14 August 2019
After three years of cover-up, city and state officials were forced to begin distributing bottled water to residents on Monday.
By Shannon Jones, 14 August 2019
Workers contrasted the lenient treatment handed out to Norwood Jewell with the brutal conditions they face every day in the factories compounded by the ever-present threat of layoffs.
By Kristina Betinis, 14 August 2019
The Democratic Party “fact-finder” has come down on the side of the district’s demands for a virtual wage freeze and further inroads on teachers’ health care benefits.
By David Walsh, 14 August 2019
After days of breathless coverage, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both removed the Epstein story from the front pages of their print editions on Tuesday.
“Some kids are hiding in their house, Anne Frank-style”
By Norisa Diaz, 13 August 2019
Children are afraid to attend school or leave their parents’ side. Families are hiding in their homes.
By our reporters, 13 August 2019
Rosheda Martin lives in the Hermitage neighborhood, where residents physically prevented ICE from snatching their neighbors.
American horror story
By Eric London, 12 August 2019
Brian Jones left a note Wednesday morning explaining that he could not afford to pay for his wife’s Alzheimer’s treatment.
By Nick Barrickman, 12 August 2019
The tragedy has once again exposed the harsh reality for millions of working people across the US.
By Kevin Reed, 12 August 2019
The FBI is stepping up its campaign for a real-time social media alert tool to allow continuous surveillance of all social media activity across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
By Patrick Martin, 12 August 2019
The circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein’s death fully justify the widespread suspicions that he was murdered.
By Josh Varlin, 12 August 2019
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign, combining feminism and anti-Russia witch-hunting, has yet to mobilize significant support.
Five years after police murder of Michael Brown
By Niles Niemuth, 10 August 2019
Despite popular protests and increased scrutiny in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s killing, US police officers have continued to kill at a rate of more than 1,000 people per year.
“I begged them! I said ‘Please, I’ve never seen this country!’”
By Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2019
Jimmy Aldaoud was born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents and arrived in the US as an infant in 1979. He was deported to Iraq in June and died this week.
By James Cogan, 10 August 2019
Andrew Hastie falsely compared the purported failure of Australia to respond to the threat posed by China with France’s lack of response to the “German advance in 1940.”
By Fred Mazelis, 10 August 2019
The decision is a small but significant blow against the campaign to equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.
By Jessica Goldstein, 10 August 2019
A recent study found a relationship between work-related injuries and the rapid growth of deaths caused by suicide and drug overdose among workers in New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh, 10 August 2019
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, has intervened to attempt to contain growing social unrest and anger.
Book Review: Red State Revolt – Part II
By Nancy Hanover, 10 August 2019
Part II of the review of a new book by Eric Blanc of the DSA. See Part I
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2019
Hundreds of children have been traumatized by having their parents ripped away from them and, in many cases, shipped to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison 150 miles away.
Chelsea Manning faces $441,000 in fines and another year in jail for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks
By Niles Niemuth, 9 August 2019
A federal judge rejected Manning’s motion to reconsider daily fines, which will bankrupt her as she refuses to testify before a grand jury impaneled to bring frame-up charges against WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange.
“You work so hard and you can barely make ends meet”
By Jerry White, 9 August 2019
Fiat Chrysler is expanding operations in Detroit, exploiting the sharp fall in wages and huge tax cuts.
By Isaac Finn, 9 August 2019
On July 24, the transportation authority board approved the “MTA Transformation Plan,” which includes the possible layoff of 2,700 workers and the use of contractors to replace retiring workers.
By Kevin Reed, 9 August 2019
The hack of customer information at Capital One revealed on July 29 has exposed millions to identity theft and added a further pretext for corporate and state attacks on democratic rights under the guise of fighting cyber-crime.
By Matthew Taylor, 9 August 2019
The Jacksonville Electrical Authority board has laid the groundwork for the approval of the sale of the largest public utility in the state through months of crisis mongering.
While Trump cries crocodile tears over massacre victims
By Norisa Diaz and Patrick Martin, 8 August 2019
The Trump administration has given its real response to the fascist massacre in El Paso, Texas by carrying out the largest immigration raid since Trump entered the White House.
By Andrea Lobo, 8 August 2019
Thousands took to the streets around the governor’s mansion to celebrate Pierluisi’s ouster.
By Trévon Austin, 8 August 2019
The recent string of store closures and layoffs is part of a broader trend since the Great Recession.
By Kevin Reed, 8 August 2019
The balloons also have high-resolution cameras capable of recording panoramic images that are then stitched together to provide a wide-area view of entire cities.
By Tim Rivers, 8 August 2019
Michigan road workers have been on strike since July 31 to fight for back pay and job protections.