By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2020
Thousands marched to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office Sunday demanding justice for slain 18-year-old Andres Guardado
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 June 2020
The measures to remove police from schools are intended to deflect the anger of students and youth, and will in no way reduce the repressive presence of the state in schools.
By Philip Guelpa, 22 June 2020
Governor Cuomo is implementing a reopening scheme that will reverse dramatic declines in COVID-19 infection and death rates effected by lockdown measures.
Further evidence of the criminality of the New York Democratic administration response to the COVID-19 pandemic
By Clara Weiss, 22 June 2020
A Wall Street Journal analysis of the response by New York state to the COVID-19 pandemic paints a horrifying picture of preventable mass death in New York City hospitals.
By Ben Oliver, 22 June 2020
Trinity Health plans to close the three inpatient units of Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, eliminating 202 jobs, 74 beds and the region’s only pediatric unit.
By Andy Thompson, 22 June 2020
This case is only the latest in a series of bitter experiences grad students all across the country have had with AFT and other trade unions.
By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020
The justifiable demand for the removal of monuments to defenders of slavery and inequality has been unfairly accompanied by attacks against memorials to the men who led the American Revolution and the Civil War.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020
The “60 Minutes” program was the first substantive examination of Assange’s plight by the Australian media since the coronavirus pandemic began.
By Shannon Jones, 20 June 2020
All the major carmakers have expressed their determination to continue production without interruption even as COVID-19 cases surge in many areas of the US.
By Keith Jones, 20 June 2020
Senior US official David Stilwell provocatively told a press briefing that the Chinese army had “invaded” the “contested area” between India and China.
By Barry Grey, 20 June 2020
In the run-up to his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday evening, President Donald Trump is focusing his energies on issuing threats against counter-protesters and incitements to fascistic elements and police officers.
“How can dissent be illegal when that is how the country was started?”
By Phyllis Steele, 20 June 2020
Educators in Oklahoma, who waged a wildcat strike in 2018, are still ranked near the bottom in the US in pay and per pupil funding.
By Kevin Reed, 20 June 2020
Ongoing demonstrations against police violence merged with celebrations of Juneteenth across the country on Friday as the Democratic Party attempts to adapt itself to the movement and inject racial identity politics.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 June 2020
Neither Klobuchar nor the “women of color” being considered for vice president have anything to do with progressive politics.
By Ray Coleman, 20 June 2020
Top-level changes at US police departments are bound to continue as public opinion increasingly turns against repressive state measures against peaceful demonstrators.
By Steve Filips, 20 June 2020
Airlines are slashing jobs, pay, and hours of workers in a desperate attempt to bolster profits at worker expense during the pandemic.
By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020
The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.
By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2020
Mass joblessness in the US is unlike anything seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020
Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.
By Jacob Crosse, 19 June 2020
Friends, family and supporters turned out Thursday night in front of the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office in rural Sedalia, Missouri, demanding justice for 25-year-old Hannah Fizer.
By Patrick Martin, 19 June 2020
Press reviews indicate that Bolton’s book attacks Trump entirely from the right, expressing particular bitterness that the administration did not go to war against Iran.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 19 June 2020
A 5-4 majority cited the administration’s failure to provide a “reasoned explanation” as the basis for Trump’s decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.
By Nick Beams, 19 June 2020
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has delivered a broadside against the World Trade Organisation and indicated that trade negotiations with the European Union were going nowhere.
By Julian James, 19 June 2020
The high-profile mass fatality events at nursing homes in Massachusetts have shown the state government’s unpreparedness to face the coronavirus pandemic.
By Sam Dalton, 19 June 2020
With coronavirus cases doubling in one month, US prisoners are at growing risk of infection and death.
By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020
Portions of an internal CIA report on the 2017 exposure have been released by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
By Mark Witkowski, 19 June 2020
A U.S bankruptcy judge in late May approved $37.7 million in bonuses for executives at Frontier Communications corporation as the telecommunications firm navigates its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
By Jerry White, 19 June 2020
US meatpacking plants, auto factories and other large workplaces have been a major vector for the spread of the deadly disease.
SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 June 2020
Michigan’s ballot access requirements for independent candidates for president and vice-president force the SEP to collect tens of thousands of physical signatures, which is impossible during the global coronavirus pandemic.
By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 June 2020
If the UAW has suddenly "discovered" its opposition to discrimination, it is only in order to use race in order to divert workers' anger along harmless, officially sanctioned forms of protests.
By Julio Patron and Kayla Costa, 19 June 2020
Insisting that the police can be drastically reformed within the framework of capitalism, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant conceals the fundamental character of the police as an arm of the capitalist state.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 June 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has doubled since the federal “slow the spread” guidelines were allowed to expire.
By Matthew MacEgan, 18 June 2020
The charge is one of eleven made against Officer Garrett Rolfe and may be the first time in more than a century that a police officer in the US has been threatened with the death penalty for an active duty killing.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 June 2020
Contrary to the claims of the Trump administration, far-right groups and state agents, not “far-left terrorists,” have been the source of homicidal violence throughout the anti-police brutality protests.
By Fred Mazelis, 18 June 2020
The NYPD abruptly announced the withdrawal this week of police officers who had been assigned to the offices of the district attorneys in four New York boroughs.
By Alex Johnson, 18 June 2020
The announcement endangers the safety of an already vulnerable demographic.
By Anthony del Olmo, 18 June 2020
Outdated power lines operated by the Pacific Gas & Electric company sparked dozens of deadly and destructive fires in California over the past decade.
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2020
Fed chairman Jerome Powell said it would take some time before employment and economic activity returned to pre-pandemic levels.
By Benjamin Mateus, 17 June 2020
A report published Tuesday says that there were 51,000 COVID-19 deaths among residents of US nursing homes and extended care facilities.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 June 2020
Encouraged by President Trump and working in concert with local police departments, far-right elements have been allowed to attack and intimidate peaceful protesters across the country.
By Will McCalliss and Evan Blake, 17 June 2020
On Monday, educators from across Massachusetts held a rally to protest the devastating budget cuts and job losses, which are hitting over 50 school districts across the state.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2020
Whatever the friction between the US Attorney’s office and the UAW, both share as their central aim the suppression of the rising tide of opposition among autoworkers.
By Niles Niemuth and Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2020
What is absent from all of the media commentary on police violence, let alone the statements from bourgeois politicians, is any examination of what the police are and their relationship to capitalist society.
17 June 2020
Supporters of the SEP are fighting to gather 5,000 electronic signatures to place Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on the ballot for the general election in November.
By Kate Randall, 17 June 2020
The WSWS spoke to Dr. Mona Masood about her experience setting up a support line of psychiatrists serving the mental health needs of physicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 June 2020
ESPN journalist and University of Maryland Professor Kevin Blackistone has called for the removal of videos of police killings on the grounds that they “dehumanize” black men.
By Matthew MacEgan, 16 June 2020
Brooks’ killing has fueled the mass protests against police violence and racism that have taken place in all 50 states and dozens of cities internationally.
By Benjamin Mateus, 16 June 2020
The antibody response to the coronavirus is not very robust, undermining claims that if enough people are infected, the pandemic will burn itself out.
Supreme Court rules that employers cannot fire workers because of sexual orientation or self-identity
Denies review on cases regarding qualified immunity for police
By John Burton, 16 June 2020
A 6–3 majority ruled that the federal civil rights in employment statute prohibits employers from terminating workers because of sexual orientation or gender self-identification.
By Christopher Davion, 16 June 2020
With meatpacking plants the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus, workers are opposing the return to work ordered by the Trump administration through protests and absenteeism.
By Jacob Crosse, 16 June 2020
Hannah Fizer was shot to death by a Pettis County deputy during a traffic stop Saturday night in Sedalia, Missouri.
By Isaac Finn, 16 June 2020
State authorities demanded that thousands of workers give back “overpaid benefits” they have received since the start of the economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Renae Cassimeda, 16 June 2020
Amid massive cuts to public education looming in the coming months, many of California’s K-12 public school districts facing prior budget shortfalls have already laid off educators for the coming school year.
By Dominic Gustavo, 16 June 2020
The state authorities in Virginia and Maryland are proceeding with the reopening of the economy with complete indifference to the lives and health of working people in the Washington DC area and across the entire region.
By Andre Damon, 16 June 2020
The Trump administration’s plan to cut unemployment assistance in July is a naked ploy to force workers back into factories that are hotbeds of COVID-19.
By Kevin Reed, 16 June 2020
The Netflix series paints a picture of the life and times of the late billionaire hedge fund manager and convicted sex offender in the style of a true-crime documentary.
By Matthew MacEgan, 15 June 2020
The Atlanta police chief resigned after officers killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant Friday night.
By Rafael Azul, 15 June 2020
Protesters rallied in Palmdale, California on Saturday demanding answers in the death of Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old black worker found hanging from a tree outside City Hall.
By Kathleen Martin, 15 June 2020
Priscilla Slater was found unresponsive in a holding cell in Harper Woods on the east side of Detroit this week amid international protests against police brutality.
By Dmitri Church and Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s co-option of the slogan as protests surge throughout the US and internationally is an attempt to cover up the record of the Democratic Party.
By Gary Joad, 15 June 2020
The largest health care corporations and hospital chains have collected billions in federal grants and laid off tens of thousands of health care workers, while compensating top executives hundreds of millions.
15 June 2020
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign produced an ad last week in which she brandished an assault rifle and warned “antifa” demonstrators to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia.”
By Evan Blake, 15 June 2020
The massive education-related job losses will in many cases be permanent, with devastating repercussions for both educators and an entire generation of students.
By Mitch Marcus and Phyllis Steele, 15 June 2020
The Detroit Public Schools Community District called a march and rally for “Equality and Justice for All” on June 11 that attracted 2,000 teachers, parents and students.
By J. Cooper, 15 June 2020
The US Sixth District Court of Appeals allowed the settlement of the “right to read” case in Detroit to stand while vacating the legal precedent.
15 June 2020
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 15 June 2020
The fight against police violence must be connected to the struggles of the working class, in the United States and internationally, against inequality, war and the capitalist system.
By Peter Symonds, 13 June 2020
The deployments underscore the strategic shift by the Pentagon from the so-called “war on terror” to great power competition that heightens the danger of conflict between nuclear-armed powers.
As nationwide protests continue
By Jacob Crosse, 13 June 2020
In a Fox News interview Thursday night, Trump labeled Seattle protesters “terrorists” and threatened to call out the military.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 June 2020
Sanitation workers and educators took to the streets this week to demonstrate against Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney’s austerity measures and increased funding for the police.
By Tim Avery, 13 June 2020
A video interview of Brigette Brantley at a demonstration against police violence recently went viral on social media, accumulating over seven million views on Twitter.
By Kevin Reed, 13 June 2020
Verizon and AT&T are funding a group dedicated to militarizing local police and working with the security state to expand secret warrantless surveillance of the public.
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2020
Washington's announcement that 9,500 US soldiers stationed in Germany might be withdrawn has been met with defiant criticism and calls for a more independent German-European military policy.
By Kate Randall and Andre Damon, 13 June 2020
It is now indisputable that the Trump administration’s campaign to prematurely reopen businesses has led to a surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the United States.
In response to protests over police violence
By Genevieve Leigh, 13 June 2020
Sanders’ position boils down to an absolute defense of the police, which are an instrument of class rule.
By Jacob Crosse, 12 June 2020
Twelve US states—Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Delaware and Hawaii—have all seen a 25 percent or more spike in average cases within the last week.
“They treat us like we are slaves”
By J. Cooper, 12 June 2020
Workers are facing intolerable conditions after the reopening of the auto parts plants.
By Nick Beams, 12 June 2020
The S&P 500 dropped by 5.9 percent after it had risen by 45 percent and returned to previous highs as a result of the boom in stocks following the injection of trillions of dollars into financial markets by the Fed.
“Make no mistake, the union supports ramping up production”
By Marcus Day and Jessica Goldstein, 12 June 2020
The UAW’s threats came the same day that Ford’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim Farley, announced that the company expects production to return to pre-pandemic levels by July 6.
Questions persist over official jobless tally
By Shannon Jones, 12 June 2020
The continuing historically high weekly numbers of new filings for jobless benefits show that the economy is hemorrhaging jobs, even as workers are being recalled from temporary layoff as states reopen.
National Guard fired the shot that killed David McAtee in Louisville during protest against police violence
By Kevin Reed, 12 June 2020
Laboratory tests have determined that McAtee was shot and killed by a member of the Kentucky National Guard during an assault on protesters last week.
By Patrick Martin, 12 June 2020
The president is seeking to manufacture a pretext for violent repression and the establishment of an authoritarian regime in America.
By David Walsh, 12 June 2020
The second season of Homecoming, the web television series about US corporate-military criminality, premiered on Amazon Prime Video on May 22.
By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 11 June 2020
As plants and factories have become major centers of COVID-19 transmission, meat processing workers in Utah and sanitation workers in Philadelphia have protested to demand safe working conditions.
As company becomes world’s most valuable automaker
By Jonathan Burleigh, 11 June 2020
Less than a month after Tesla strongarmed local government into allowing a premature restart of production, six factory workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.
By Benjamin Mateus, 11 June 2020
The pandemic in the United States sees surges in southern and western states as stay-at-home orders have been rescinded and back-to-work campaigns pushed through.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 11 June 2020
In recent days, Albuquerque police shot and critically injured a man in his mid-20s, New Jersey authorities released video of the fatal shooting last month of Maurice Gordon and Austin police released video of the 2019 murder of Javier Ambler.
By Nick Beams, 11 June 2020
The Fed forecast the US economy would contract by 6.5 percent this year and unemployment would be 9.3 percent with the decline in second quarter GDP “likely to be the most severe on record.”
By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2020
Voters described waits as long as four hours, a lack of machines and precincts running out of ballots.
By Nancy Hanover, 11 June 2020
A high school teacher in a nearby Massachusetts school district reached out to the World Socialist Web Site to voice his support for the struggle in defense of public education in Randolph and Brookline.
By Sam Dalton, 11 June 2020
A peaceful protester arrested in New York City tells the WSWS about her experience
By Daniel de Vries, 11 June 2020
An executive order Thursday directs agencies to ignore environmental requirements to expedite infrastructure projects.
By Niles Niemuth, 10 June 2020
The murder of Floyd, caught on bystander cellphone video in excruciating detail, has served as a catalyst for the largest nationwide and international outpouring of political opposition in decades.
By Shannon Jones, 10 June 2020
As all levels of government abandon any attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, workplaces are increasingly becoming vectors of transmission.
By Jacob Crosse, 10 June 2020
Working with United Steelworkers Local 1301, Bridgestone has continued production despite rising infections among workers and the surrounding community.
By Jessica Goldstein, 10 June 2020
Three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed among workers at General Motors’ assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri, in recent days.
By Adam Mclean, 10 June 2020
The driver, Timothy Moore, was defended by police and subsequently released without charge after he rammed Robert Forbes.
Proponents of racial politics react with hostility to multi-racial protests against police murder of George Floyd
By Nick Barrickman, 10 June 2020
Democratic Party officials and their black nationalist supporters have denounced white “outside agitators.”
By Sam Dalton, 10 June 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic deepens the crisis of American society, US colleges and international students face a precarious future.