Democratic Rights in the US
By Mark Witkowski, 25 September 2017
The blatantly anti-democratic act of arresting immigrants who are attending court hearings for minor violations acts as a mechanism for justifying the crackdown on immigrants.
By Matthew Taylor, 22 September 2017
Neighbors who witnessed the killing warned the two cops confronting Magdiel Sanchez that he was deaf and could not understand their orders just before they opened fire.
Obama adviser Samantha Power calls for crackdown on social media
By Andre Damon, 21 September 2017
Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama, has penned a column in the New York Times advocating the use of “professional gatekeepers” to police public discourse on the Internet.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 September 2017
St. Louis police officers chanted “Whose streets? Our streets!” as they arrested largely peaceful demonstrators protesting police violence.
By Trévon Austin and Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown St. Louis Monday night in a show of support for those who remained jailed after police arrested 123 people on Sunday night.
By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017
The investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign collusion is being used to justify a crackdown on the Internet.
By Andre Damon, 19 September 2017
New statistics expose the growing impact of Google’s attack on free speech.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 September 2017
Riot police in St. Louis, Missouri arrested 13 people in protests that erupted after the acquittal of the police officer, Jason Stockley, who fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith in December 2011.
By Eric London, 16 September 2017
After a quarter century of war, there is hardly a decision made in any of the official institutions of bourgeois power where the military and intelligence agencies do not have the final say.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2017
In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling upholding Trump’s anti-Muslim “travel ban,” his administration is considering plans to drastically slash refugee admissions to the US.
Notes on Police Violence
By Trévon Austin, 14 September 2017
The six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray will not face federal civil rights prosecution, the DOJ announced on Tuesday.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017
Invoking an alleged Russian menace to American democracy, the New York Times is spearheading a campaign for a crackdown on political expression on social media.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017
The media has largely blacked out new revelations of the direct role of Saudi Arabia, one of Washington’s closest Mideast allies, in preparing the attacks.
By Marcus Day, 9 September 2017
The US Department of Transportation declined to sanction United Airlines for having Dr. David Dao violently dragged from a flight in April.
By Robert Verdine, 9 September 2017
The death of 15-year-old Damon Grimes, shot by a police Taser while riding his ATV, has sparked anger in Detroit.
“If the Internet shuts down, we wouldn’t know anything. The union isn’t going to tell us”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 September 2017
SEP campaign teams in the Detroit area collected scores of signatures last weekend for the petition opposing Google’s Internet censorship.
By Andre Damon, 8 September 2017
Journalist Kashmir Hill faced a backlash from the tech giant after she reported that Google threatened to demote search results for sites that did not link to its ill-fated social media network.
By our reporters, 7 September 2017
Protesters and DACA enrollees spoke to the WSWS about their reaction to Trump’s announcement.
By Alan Gilman, 7 September 2017
Last season, while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in protest against police killings of African Americans in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 September 2017
The Trump administration is phasing out a government program that gave immigrants brought to the US as children limited protection from deportation.
By Genevieve Leigh, 5 September 2017
Trump is expected to announce the end of the federal program that offers limited citizenship rights to immigrants brought to the US as children, putting 800,000 youth at risk of deportation.
By Patrick Martin, 29 August 2017
The program to supply military gear to local police allows the Pentagon to transfer equipment ranging from body armor to tanks, at no cost to the local or state government.
By Gabriel Black, 28 August 2017
As part of its efforts to disorient popular opposition, the media has promoted the anti-Russia campaign, racialist politics and… anarchists involved in punch-ups with Nazi demonstrators.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 August 2017
The court decision that DreamHost must turn over information on the individuals associated with disruptj20.org is a chilling assault on free speech.
By Zac Corrigan, 22 August 2017
The number of signatures jumped over the weekend, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a link to the WSWS’s exposure of Google’s actions.
By Barry Grey, 19 August 2017
While Democratic politicians hailed the removal of Bannon, his departure in no way signifies a shift away from the Trump administration’s program of war, social reaction and political repression.
By Don Barrett and Niles Niemuth, 17 August 2017
The Justice Department has filed a warrant demanding emails, visitor logs, contact information and photographs relating to the website that coordinated protests at the January 20 presidential inauguration.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 August 2017
Trump’s remarks on Tuesday defending Nazi and white supremacist violence have exposed the ugly reality of American capitalism.
By Barry Grey, 16 August 2017
Trump’s press conference tirade on Tuesday was part of a calculated attempt to develop a fascistic mass movement in the United States.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 August 2017
The fascist violence in Charlottesville is not an aberration. It is, rather, the manifestation of a profound crisis of American capitalist society.
By our reporters, 15 August 2017
Demonstrations involving thousands of people continued Monday in cities across the US to protest the deadly fascist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia and President Trump’s promotion of far-right forces.
By David Walsh, 10 August 2017
Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black youth murdered in Mississippi in 1955, came under attack in March when it was shown as part of the Whitney Museum’s Biennial in New York City.
By Andre Damon, 8 August 2017
Leading left-wing news outlets confirmed that their traffic plunged after Google announced measures to allow human evaluators to censor political websites.
By our reporter, 3 August 2017
Defending the move at a press conference, Trump’s fascistic aide Stephen Miller denounced CNN for having a “cosmopolitan bias” in a thinly-veiled anti-Semitic attack.
By Keisha Gibbs, 3 August 2017
Released in late July, surveillance video shows 18-year-old Jordan Norris being restrained and repeatedly tased while in a Cheatham County, Tennessee jail.
By Jill Lux, 3 August 2017
Threats have been made against Professor Jonathan Graubart, who denounced the effusions of sympathy for the the long-time war-monger who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2017
The Democrats’ adaptation to the Republican right and anti-abortion sentiment comes amid factional infighting after Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election.
Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
By Andre Damon and David North, 2 August 2017
The World Socialist Web Site and other widely-followed left-wing internet publications have experienced a massive drop in Google search traffic.
By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2017
The retired Marine general’s first action as White House chief of staff was to fire Anthony Scaramucci, hired by Trump less than two weeks ago as communications director.
By Patrick Martin, 31 July 2017
The installation of retired Marine General John Kelly as White House chief of staff is part of a broader turn by President Trump to the military and police apparatus.
By Matthew MacEgan, 31 July 2017
On Friday, an attorney representing the family of Ismael Lopez contacted the Justice Department to demand an investigation, arguing that the man’s death was an execution and that the officers involved should face criminal charges.
By Andre Damon, 31 July 2017
Using the fraudulent pretext of blocking access to “fake news,” Google has implemented a vastly expanded program of Internet censorship.
By Kate Randall, 29 July 2017
The US Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal on TaiChin Preyor’s behalf, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.
By Eric London, 29 July 2017
Trump and Bannon are seeking to whip up homophobic hysteria, uniting religious bigotry with police worship and American nationalism to encourage the growth of a fascistic movement.
By Eric London, 28 July 2017
The Trump administration has launched a renewed offensive against the rights of LGBT people, and sections of the Democratic Party are adapting to the reactionary maneuvers.
By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 28 July 2017
American capitalism has come full-circle: the government is stealing land from the descendents of slaves and giving it to one of the world’s most powerful corporations.
By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2017
On July 8, the FBI arrested Sergeant First Class Ikaika Erik Kang in a sting operation involving agents posing as ISIS recruiters.
By the WSWS Editorial Board, 28 July 2017
Statistical analysis proves that Google is excluding WSWS content from search requests.
By Andre Damon and Niles Niemuth, 27 July 2017
In the three months since Internet monopoly Google announced plans to keep users from accessing “fake news,” the traffic rankings of a broad range of left-wing, progressive, anti-war and democratic rights organizations have fallen significantly.
By Josh Varlin, 27 July 2017
President Donald Trump announced the discriminatory and anti-democratic policy via Twitter Wednesday morning.
US Supreme Court clears way for lethal injection
By Kate Randall, 27 July 2017
There are three more death row prisoners set to die this year in Ohio and an additional 23 executions scheduled from 2018 through 2019.
By Genevieve Leigh, 26 July 2017
Details continue to emerge on the personal stories of the migrants stuck in the back of a hot tractor trailer in San Antonio, which resulted in 10 deaths.
By Kevin Martinez, 26 July 2017
Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas was ordered to leave the US this month but has alleged the CPD falsely listed him in a gang database, costing him the chance at staying.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2017
The corporate media is saying nothing about the government officials, business interests and politicians who bear the overriding responsibility for these deaths.
Notes on police violence
By Anthony Bertolt, 24 July 2017
Janeé Harteau, the first female, openly gay, Native American police chief in Minneapolis, had overseen the implementation of a number of reforms that it was claimed would moderate police violence in the city.
By Isaac Finn, 22 July 2017
The order is a return to the ultra-reactionary eugenics policies of an earlier era, as a supposed solution to the immense poverty and ongoing opioid crisis in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 July 2017
Sessions’s directive boosts a policy which has been responsible for the seizure of over $5 billion in cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, since the program was born in 1984.
Notes on police violence
By Matthew MacEgan, 21 July 2017
The release of body-cam footage of police planting drugs prompted the release of a man who has been held in jail since January.
Notes on police violence
By Matthew MacEgan and Niles Niemuth, 20 July 2017
Minneapolis police officers claim they thought they were being “ambushed” when they shot the 40-year-old yoga teacher through the door of their cruiser Saturday night.
Notes on police violence
By Aaron Murch and Tom Hall, 19 July 2017
In yet another egregious display of police violence in the US, a sheriff’s deputy in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana shot and killed 27-year-old father of three DeJuan Guillory earlier this month.
By Anthony Bertolt, 18 July 2017
Justine Damond was gunned down by police officer Mohamed Noor in an alleyway after calling 911 to report a suspected assault.
By Eric London, 10 July 2017
The murder of Easley exposes the establishment’s ritual worship of veterans as nothing more than propaganda, aimed at building support for wars fought by the poor to enrich the wealthy.
Virginia Democratic governor defies international protests to oversee execution of mentally ill prisoner
By Kate Randall, 8 July 2017
Governor McAuliffe’s overseeing of the execution of a highly delusional prisoner highlights in grim fashion the Democratic Party’s support for the barbaric practice of capital punishment.
By Kevin Martinez, 8 July 2017
More than 30 inmates awaiting deportation have gone on hunger strike protesting poor medical care and indefinite detention.
By Kristina Betinis, 3 July 2017
The greater integration of city and federal policing agencies will do nothing to address the conditions that produce gun violence, rooted in social inequality and mass poverty.
By Eric London, 1 July 2017
The two bills slash federal funding for sanctuary cities and drastically expand sentences for immigrants with criminal records who are deported and attempt to reenter the US.
An assault on free speech
By Josh Varlin, 1 July 2017
Professor Johnny Eric Williams’ suspension after a right-wing media campaign is a grave attack on academic freedom and democratic rights.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 June 2017
The right-wing campaign spearheaded by Stanford law Professor Michele Dauber to recall Aaron Persky is aimed at pressuring judges to hand down harsher sentences.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2017
Donald Trump’s presidential decree attacking Muslims, which was drafted by his fascistic advisers Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, will be allowed to go into effect.
Notes on police violence
By Josh Varlin, 22 June 2017
Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville Smith as he was running away, the fatal shot coming when Smith was on the ground and unarmed.
By Alan Gilman, 22 June 2017
The protracted legal proceeding concerned mass illegal detentions of immigrants in the New York City area, mainly Muslims, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
By Anthony Bertolt, 17 June 2017
Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile last July even though he posed no threat, in a horrific incident captured on video and broadcast live by Castile’s girlfriend.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 June 2017
Allusions to Donald Trump in the current production of Shakespeare’s play have been followed by a right-wing campaign of intimidation.
By Evan Blake, 5 June 2017
Both right-wing and anti-Trump protests were held in Portland on Sunday, in the wake of the May 26 stabbing death of two individuals in Portland by Jeremy Joseph Christian.
Statement of Mitch Abrams, International Youth and Students for Social Equality representative on the EMU student government
5 June 2017
The IYSSE calls on students to fight to mobilize the working class to defend part-time lecturers and the social right to high-quality public education.
Amid protests against right-wing figures on US campuses
By Nick Barrickman, 3 June 2017
The bill is a draconian response by public officials to a series of recent incidents in which students have booed, protested or shouted down right-wing speakers.
By Shelley Connor, 2 June 2017
The court sided with police in a case of illegal search and entry that resulted in Angel Mendez and his pregnant wife being shot 15 times by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies.
By Genevieve Leigh, 30 May 2017
The portrayal of the ongoing crackdown on immigrants as a “public safety” operation is a campaign of fear-mongering that lacks any factual basis.
By Genevieve Leigh, 30 May 2017
The Texas Representative called officers on protesters who had gathered to oppose the Senate Bill 4, which was signed into law this month by Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
By Toby Reese, 29 May 2017
Two men in Portland, Oregon were killed by Jeremy Joseph Christian as they attempted to stop him from yelling ethnic, racial, and religious-based obscenities at passengers on a commuter train.
After 34 years on death row, eight execution warrants
By Kate Randall, 27 May 2017
Thomas Arthur, 74, had spent 34 years on death row and had seven previous death warrants served against him. The US Supreme Court denied his petition for a stay of execution.
By Tom Hall, 26 May 2017
The Fourth Circuit’s ruling declared that Trump’s executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”
By Shannon Jones, 26 May 2017
All those arrested had legal, permanent resident status, but were nonetheless detained.
By Nick Rodriguez, 26 May 2017
Over 20 immigrant workers have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board against their former employer, EZ Industrial Solutions, after being fired for participating in the protest on February 16.
By George Marlowe, 24 May 2017
Far exceeding previous claims, the Chicago police secretly maintain a vast surveillance net covering nearly 15 percent of the city’s population.
What accounts for the success of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack on Britain’s National Health Service?
By Steve James, 23 May 2017
For nearly two decades, IT services within the NHS have become the target of private firms seeking to turn public health into a source of stable revenue streams for their shareholders.
By David Walsh, 20 May 2017
The entire affair was aimed at discrediting and paralyzing WikiLeaks and creating conditions under which Assange could be extradited or abducted to the US, to be executed or condemned to a lifetime in prison.
By Andre Damon, 19 May 2017
Amid the deepening factional struggle gripping Washington, sections of the political establishment are calling for the military to step in.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2017
Manning’s seven-year imprisonment at the hands of the US military was the most draconian sentence ever served for leaking classified documents.
By Tom Hall, 16 May 2017
Among the crowd Saturday was neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, the self-proclaimed “founder” of the alt-right movement, which has close ties to the Trump administration.
By Matthew MacEgan, 16 May 2017
Trump signed an executive order May 11 to create the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a bipartisan commission to investigate alleged voter fraud.
NYU involved in Department of Defense supercomputer project
By Isaac Oseas—IYSSE candidate for NYU GSAS Student Senator, 16 May 2017
New York University accidentally exposed their involvement in a project to develop a code-breaking computer for the Department of Defense.
By Daniel de Vries, 11 May 2017
A principal and two teachers are under investigation for alleged “communist activity.”
By Warren Duzak, 11 May 2017
Veteran West Virginia journalist Dan Heyman was arrested, handcuffed and hustled off by police after asking Tom Price about the Trump administration’s proposed health care bill.
By David Walsh, 8 May 2017
Colbert’s monologue on May 1 was bankrupt and did not offer a trace of insight, comic or otherwise, into the predicament the American population faces under a Trump administration.
By Marcus Day, 5 May 2017
In an effort by the Trump administration to further criminalize and intimidate political opposition, a woman and two men each face up to a year in jail and $2,000 in fines for their protest.
By Patrick Martin, 4 May 2017
James Comey complained that WikiLeaks, unlike the American media, does not work with the US intelligence community to protect its secrets.
By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2017
Federal prosecutors announced there was “insufficient evidence” to bring civil rights charges against the officers who shot and killed Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
US bombings in Syria and Afghanistan
By Mike Head, 29 April 2017
The ever-greater assertion of US militarism has brought humanity to the point where the rules of war are being nakedly flouted.
By Lawrence Porter, 25 April 2017
A rally was held Monday in support of Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo, an undocumented Mexican immigrant with two American children who has lived in Michigan for nearly 20 years.