By Bill Van Auken, 2 July 2019
Israel carried out one of its most intense raids in Syria Monday amid speculation that Tel Aviv is preparing to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
By Kevin Reed, 2 July 2019
Behind the recent report on the creation of an Oversight Board to oversee “content decisions” at Facebook is a plan for social media censorship in defense of the global capitalist system.
By Kristina Betinis, 2 July 2019
Last month, contracts for teachers also expired in Baltimore, Maryland; Newark, New Jersey and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Democrats promote right-wing, racialist politics
By Joseph Lorenz, 2 July 2019
The new offer ties the fate of the high school and possibly the district to test score performance benchmarks as well as financial obligations.
By Eric London, 2 July 2019
The planned display of military force in the strip of land separating Congress from the White House is a deliberate political provocation long planned by Trump and his fascistic advisors.
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 July 2019
At the G20 summit Morrison fawned over Trump, who is seeking to imprison the WikiLeaks founder for life, or execute him.
Marching Song, play co-written by Orson Welles about abolitionist John Brown, to be published after 85 years
By David Walsh, 2 July 2019
Todd Tarbox has edited the play and Rowman & Littlefield will publish it in August. This is a significant cultural event. Marching Song is an important historical drama.
By David Walsh, 2 July 2019
David Walsh spoke recently with Todd Tarbox, who has edited and overseen the publication of Marching Song, a play co-written by Orson Welles in 1932 about the abolitionist John Brown.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2019
Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the largest US military budget ever in a bill that gives Trump a green light for war with Iran and backs his “state of emergency” on the border.
By James Brewer, 1 July 2019
What was billed as a “community conversation” was an exercise in evasion and lies, with scores of police deployed to intimidate angry Flint workers.
By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2019
The stage-managed spectacle marked the formal beginning of an electoral process dominated by big money and thoroughly manipulated by the corporate-controlled media.
By Alex Lantier, 29 June 2019
The Iranian government reportedly objected to the European powers’ refusal to defy crippling US sanctions on Iran’s oil exports.
Video of Obama-appointed lawyer defending the denial of child detainees soap, toothpaste sparks outrage
By Joe Williams, 29 June 2019
Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian argued that it is legal to deny immigrant children in detention soap, toothpaste, blankets, and a place to sleep for days or weeks on end.
By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2019
Cabán had the backing of Representative Ocasio-Cortez, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and the New York Times, voice of the Democratic Party establishment.
Social media investigations unearth hundreds of police officers in the US involved in fascist or racist groups
By Jacob Crosse, 29 June 2019
Investigations conducted by Reveal and the Plain View Project confirm the presence of openly far-right officers in police departments.
By Dan Conway, 29 June 2019
Following a regionwide supermarket strike in New England, grocery workers at three supermarket chains in Southern California voted overwhelmingly last week to strike.
By Nancy Hanover, 29 June 2019
Defying the overwhelming sentiments of teachers, students and workers, Governor Jim Justice signed a bill legalizing the state’s first-ever charter schools.
By Andre Damon, 29 June 2019
World leaders gathered in Osaka, Japan for the G20 summit amid the relentless promotion of trade war, protectionism and militarism.
By Shannon Jones, 28 June 2019
While UAW officials claim the agreement passed by a wide margin, many workers told the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter they had deep reservations about the deal, which failed to address critical issues related to wages and working conditions.
Ocasio-Cortez plays critical role in ensuring passage
By Eric London, 28 June 2019
House Democrats voted for a Senate bill that exposes the critical role of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other “progressive” Democrats in facilitating Trump’s crackdown on immigrants.
By Keith Jones, 28 June 2019
India’s ruling elite is determined to double-down on its reckless gamble that it can realize its great-power ambitions by serving as US imperialism’s junior partner.
By Fred Mazelis, 28 June 2019
The delay may only be temporary, as the high court remanded the issue to a lower court, giving the administration a further opportunity to revive its effort to lower the official count of immigrants residing in the United States.
No more lies!
By the WSWS editorial board, 28 June 2019
The following statement is being distributed to a community meeting in Flint Friday night.
As Democrats give Trump billions more for border war
By Barry Grey, 27 June 2019
The Democratic Party has voted overwhelmingly to grant another $4.5 billion dollars for Trump’s Gestapo-like anti-immigrant agencies.
By Kate Randall, 27 June 2019
Employees learned last week that a $200,000 order of bedroom furniture from Wayfair was placed by a private contractor for a detention facility.
“This contract is crap!”
By Tim Rivers, 27 June 2019
Auto parts workers are livid over the way the UAW has rushed through a contract vote without giving workers time to study and discuss the four-year agreement.
By Kevin Reed, 27 June 2019
The banning of facial recognition software by major California cities has exposed the advanced use of biometrics and artificial intelligence by the domestic surveillance state and the Pentagon war machine.
By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2019
Having isolated the ABI workers and promoted the lie that Quebec’s right-wing premier would come to their aid, the union is now turning to Québec Solidaire to give it a “left” cover.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2019
All of the Democratic candidates, like President Trump, defend the profit system and the worldwide interests of American imperialism.
US House votes down amendment to block NSA collection of the personal communications of American citizens
By Kevin Reed, 26 June 2019
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to reject a bipartisan proposal to halt warrantless collection of the personal communications of citizens under provisions of Section 702 of the FISA Act.
By Norisa Diaz, 26 June 2019
The Trump administration is pursuing a change in the way the federal government calculates inflation to cut hundreds of thousands of people from basic social services.
“This is a class question… All students should have equal access to education”
By Phyllis Steele, 26 June 2019
The small turnout at the protest, organized by the unions to back the budget proposal of the state’s new Democratic governor, was only a pale reflection of the deep discontent over decades of school funding cuts.
By Eric London, 26 June 2019
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are sickened by Trump’s sadistic crimes against immigrants, which have exposed the rot at the core of American capitalism.
Countdown to contract fight
By Jerry White, 26 June 2019
GM wants to "hire more temporary workers who are paid less and aren’t on the same health care plan," reports Automotive News.
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, by Brenda Wineapple
By Eric London, 26 June 2019
Brenda Wineapple’s The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation is a factual and easy-to-read account of one of the most overlooked and poorly understood turning points in American history.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 June 2019
The latest sanctions, largely symbolic, do little except escalate tensions as the threat of armed conflict remains on a hair trigger.
By Jessica Goldstein, 25 June 2019
Working class residents of South Bend, Indiana, heckled Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the city’s mayor, as he stammered through empty promises to address police brutality.
By Eric London, 25 June 2019
Over the weekend, two young parents and four young children died crossing the desert in separate instances while Mexican police shot a young migrant in the head.
By Kayla Costa, 25 June 2019
The Oregon State Capitol building in Salem was shut down after right-wing militias made violent threats in defense of 11 Republican senators who fled the state to prevent a vote on a carbon-emissions bill.
By Samuel Davidson, 25 June 2019
The massive explosion and fire at a Philadelphia oil refinery are the direct result of the criminal drive for profits at the expense of the safety of the workers and the collaboration of the USW with the company.
By Doug Martin, 25 June 2019
Millions of young people across the US are facing intrusive surveillance of their social media use, emails and online searches from their schools, increasingly trampling upon their civil liberties, freedom of speech and rights to privacy.
Artists, writers, film scholars protest Bowling Green State University decision to remove Lillian Gish’s name
By David Walsh, 25 June 2019
More than 50 filmmakers, actors, writers, academics and film scholars have signed a petition urging Bowling Green State University in Ohio to restore the names of famed actresses Lillian and Dorothy Gish to its film theater.
Vote “No” on UAW sellout agreement!
By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 25 June 2019
The following statement is being distributed to auto parts workers in Saline, Michigan who will be voting Thursday on a contract that maintains poverty wages and sweatshop conditions.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2019
The postponement of mass raids set for Sunday morning sets the stage for the passage of bipartisan legislation to provide billions more to arrest and imprison immigrants.
By Andre Damon, 24 June 2019
On Thursday, the United States came within minutes of launching a war, without any serious examination of its military consequences.
By a WSWS reporting team, 24 June 2019
The UAW shut down the strike at the critical auto parts supplier only nine hours after it began.
By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2019
The union’s claim that a return to the bargaining table would lead to an improved deal, was nothing but a cynical ploy.
By Kevin Reed, 24 June 2019
The lawsuit filed by New Sanctuary Coalition and other groups, says that ICE specifically targeted individuals for deportation, to suppress their political speech.
By David Walsh, 24 June 2019
The demise of the ISO has permitted leading figures and the membership generally to integrate themselves more firmly and decisively into the bourgeois political set-up.
24 June 2019
The San Francisco Board of Education is considering either destroying or covering over a series of 13 frescoes on the life of George Washington at a local high school. The WSWS spoke to professor emeritus of history Robert Cherny about the issue.
By Eric London, 22 June 2019
The raids are a sign that Trump is propping up his crisis-ridden administration with police terror and appeals to his fascist base.
By Fred Mazelis, 22 June 2019
A team of lawyers interviewed 60 young detainees being held outside El Paso, Texas, who reported neglect as well as the provision of inadequate food, water and sanitation.
‘Severe form of human trafficking’: Five charged in federal indictment over scheme that spread from Georgia to Wisconsin
By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2019
The charges stem from a multi-year investigation between various federal agencies and the Racine Police Department located in southeastern Wisconsin.
By Shannon Jones, 22 June 2019
The walkout had the potential to quickly shut down auto assembly operations nationwide at Detroit automakers and at Tesla.
By Roger Jordan, 22 June 2019
Trudeau’s White House comments explicitly declare that when US imperialism decides to launch a military onslaught on Iran, Canadian imperialism will support its “closest ally.”
By Harvey Simpkins, 22 June 2019
If the lockout continues until September and the summer session is not reinstated, the musicians will lose more than $2.5 million in wages and benefits.
By Jessica Goldstein, 22 June 2019
Because of the furnace shutdowns, hundreds or even thousands of workers could eventually lose their jobs worldwide.
As contract talks set to begin
By Jerry White, 21 June 2019
The industry publication Automotive News says the automaker will demand the hiring of more low paid temps and cuts to existing health care benefits.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2019
The New York Times reported that the American president authorized military strikes against Iran on Thursday before unexpectedly cancelling them.
Less than three months to Big Three auto contract expiration
By Marcus Day and Tim Rivers, 21 June 2019
The United Auto Workers shut down a powerful strike by auto parts workers in Saline, Michigan just hours after it began Friday morning claiming it had a contract settlement, but revealing no details.
By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2019
The controversy has put the spotlight on the role of Southern Democrats in defending racial discrimination well into the 1970s.
By Bryan Dyne, 21 June 2019
The airline captain’s statement to Congress exposed the negligence of Boeing and questioned the relationship between the company and regulatory agencies.
By John Ashbrook, 21 June 2019
Millions of people are potentially exposed to toxic coal ash, which can cause bone cancers, leukemia and nervous system and brain damage.
By Niles Niemuth, 21 June 2019
At a time when social inequality is motivating a growing movement of workers and youth, race is being brought forward to divert opposition to capitalism and attempt to block growing interest in socialism.
While Biden pledges to protect billionaires
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2019
Trump has one political advantage: that his nominal opposition is the Democratic Party, just as committed to the defense of big business as the Republicans.
By Trévon Austin, 20 June 2019
The former president’s post-White House career as a friend of the corporate elite epitomizes the revolving door relationship between the US government and the private sector.
By Nick Beams, 20 June 2019
Fed chairman Jerome Powell gave a clear indication that rate cuts were on the table, pointing to “significant changes” in the statement of its policy-making body.
By Muhammad Khan, 20 June 2019
The fascistic attackers openly carried firearms, which is legal under Michigan’s open carry laws, and threatened festival-goers and pedestrians with violence while police looked on.
As Washington threatens to punish Ankara over Russian S-400 missile purchase
By Ulas Atesci, 20 June 2019
Ankara’s S-400 purchase is a flashpoint for more significant and intractable geopolitical differences with Washington, including over the US war drive against Iran.
By Niles Niemuth, 19 June 2019
The arrest of millions would require effective martial law in every major city, in a military-style mobilization without precedent in American history.
By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2019
In a sharp rebuke to the UAW, nurses at Mercy Health St Vincent Medical Center rejected a deal the union tried to impose after it shut down their strike.
By Jessica Goldstein, 19 June 2019
Each incident exposes the systematic brutality that workers in all areas of the US suffer at the hands of police on a daily basis.
By Lawrence Porter and Jesse Thomas, 19 June 2019
Teachers across Michigan rallied at the state capitol Tuesday voicing their outrage over a generation of budget cuts.
By Philip Guelpa, 19 June 2019
Predatory lenders lured taxi drivers into unsustainable debt that drove many into bankruptcy when medallion prices collapsed.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 June 2019
Behind the backs of the American working class, Washington is preparing a war with catastrophic consequences for the people of Iran, the US and the world.
By Patrick Martin, 18 June 2019
The activities described are incredibly reckless, threatening to escalate into open warfare with a nuclear-armed power.
By Ron Barzel and E.P. Milligan, 18 June 2019
Neither one of the factions fighting for control of the Baltimore Teachers Union offers educators any way forward to fight the bipartisan attack on public education.
Mobilize the working class to fight the bipartisan attack on public education!
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 18 June 2019
The following statement is being distributed to teachers and their supporters who are attending the “Red for Ed” rally in Lansing, Michigan today.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2019
Sanders’ speech last week at George Washington University exposed his effort to combine populist and “socialist” rhetoric with a defense of American capitalism and the Democratic Party.
By Jerry White, 17 June 2019
Workers in Chattanooga were correct to reject, for the second time, “representation” by the United Auto Workers, a corrupt agent of corporate management.
As UAW stonewalls about contract talks
By George Kirby and Tim Rivers, 17 June 2019
Faurecia workers face near-poverty level wages that force many workers to work two full-time jobs, for a total of at least 80 hours a week, just to make ends meet.
Minnesota Nurses Association announces sellout tentative deal at Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis-St. Paul
By Jonas Boquist, 17 June 2019
It has been many decades since the unions have launched a nationwide strike in any industry. In its place they have adopted the program of union-management collaboration."
By Alex Johnson, 17 June 2019
Doctors are often hesitant to seek treatment, due to the stigma associated with mental health problems.
By Kevin Reed, 17 June 2019
The recent exposure of Universal Music Group's concealment of the loss of a huge trove of postwar popular music reveals the corruption of the corporate elite, as well as the compliance of news media.
By Barry Grey, 15 June 2019
The conditions in Memphis exemplify the economic and social conditions behind the reign of police violence in working class communities.
By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2019
The union has been further discredited by revelations that top negotiators took huge payoffs from Fiat Chrysler to obtain favorable contract terms.
By Fred Mazelis, 15 June 2019
The reaction of the Democrats to Trump’s latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 June 2019
Thousands of students and residents of Benton Harbor have rallied to the defense of the city’s only high school, opposing the diktat of Michigan’s Democratic governor.
By Sandy English, 15 June 2019
Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD’s trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.
By Will Morrow, 15 June 2019
Both companies have stated that the deal was blocked at the final hour by the French government of President Emmanuel Macron.
By Mike Head, 14 June 2019
The move, coming just one day before Assange’s first extradition hearing, makes clear the British government’s intent to hand the journalist over to his persecutors in Washington.
By Warren Duzak and Patrick Smith, 14 June 2019
The killing prompted about 100 protesters to take to the streets Wednesday night to vent their anger and demand justice.
By Sheila Brehm, 14 June 2019
While the Democrats claim they will restart the investigation, Flint residents are deeply skeptical—and with reason.
The Commonwealth Fund’s 2019 Scorecard
By Kate Randall, 14 June 2019
A new study shows that one of the major underlying causes of “deaths of despair” is social inequality, in particular lack of access to health care and the associated financial struggles.
By Clara Weiss, 14 June 2019
The meeting of the two presidents marked a significant escalation of the US- and NATO-led military-build up against Russia.
By Trévon Austin, 14 June 2019
The court’s refusal to hear the case of a man who has been imprisoned and tortured for nearly two decades without ever being convicted of a crime corresponds to the inexorable lurch by the entire political establishment towards dictatorship and barbarism.
Creating the framework for government-directed online censorship
By Kevin Reed, 14 June 2019
A House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday began a major bipartisan drive for government-directed censorship of website and social media content.
“UAW doesn’t care about us!”
By Jerry White, 14 June 2019
After nurses struck for six weeks, the United Auto Workers union unilaterally ordered them back to work, demanding that they vote on a deal without time to study or discuss it.
By Jonas Boquist, 14 June 2019
Nursing home workers struck the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River last week to fight for improved wages and safe staffing levels.
By Eric London, 13 June 2019
The government is reviving the worst crimes in US history as official state policy.