“It’s like organized crime”
By Nick Rodriguez, 17 November 2017
The profits of auto parts makers are based on the super-exploitation of a layer of low-wage workers, many of whom pay dues to the United Auto Workers.
“The sad thing is that there are so many people like me in that system”
By Nick Barrickman, 4 November 2017
Watson has been denied the right to sue for damages incurred while he was illegally imprisoned by ICE for over three years.
By Michelle Stevens, 26 October 2017
”People are often embarrassed that they need help.”
By David Walsh, 23 October 2017
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, has had many bitter experiences with the Democratic Party.
By Joanne Laurier, 19 October 2017
Natalie Gregorarz, a 27 year-old artist from the Detroit area, was one of the artists involved in the making of Loving Vincent.
By David North, 6 October 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges talks with the WSWS about the anti-Russia campaign, the attack on democratic rights, and the role of the capitalist media.
By our reporters, 3 October 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to those attending Saturday’s anti-austerity protest in Manchester.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 October 2017
Working people at a South Bronx event to collect aid for people in the US territory spoke to the WSWS about their anger over the Trump administration’s lack of response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly two weeks ago.
“We need help and the politicians are ignoring us”
By Jerry White, 2 October 2017
Residents of Arroyo on the southeastern shore of the island described the lack of water, electricity and other basic necessities.
“The contract should be null and void”
By Shannon Jones, 29 September 2017
Workers at Fiat Chrysler in Detroit reacted angrily to revelations that top UAW officials received illegal payouts from management to keep them “fat, dumb and happy.”
By Norisa Diaz, 28 September 2017
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers at the US/Mexico border during the closure last weekend of the busiest border crossing in the world.
By our correspondents, 27 September 2017
The speeches to the Berlin meeting by leading members of the Fourth International from Germany, Britain, France and the US were closely followed by the audience and found a very positive response.
“Dad, mom, the police are here”
By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017
The WSWS spoke to immigrants and witnesses of an ICE raid at a migrant labor camp in Western Michigan.
Interview with attorney for family of Anthony Lamar Smith:
By Ed Hightower, 25 September 2017
“The whole package of justice in this case, not just the criminal case but in the civil remedies… was compromised.”
By our reporter, 18 September 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of the hundreds of people in Britain on why they have signed the petition to Google demanding that the corporation stop its censorship of the Internet and end their blacklist of the WSWS.
By Matthew Taylor, 15 September 2017
The storm knocked out power for 60 percent of the city, some 288,000 homes, according to the Jacksonville Electrical Authority, the utility company that provides power for the region.
By Tom Hall reporting from Houston, 14 September 2017
Houston’s business community is eager to move evacuees out of the city’s convention centers as quickly as possible in order to resume their lucrative tourist operations.
By our reporters, 11 September 2017
The Department of Homeland Security will not accept any more applications for deportation protection, while those already enrolled will begin losing coverage in six months.
Miles of devastation along Braes Bayou in Houston
By Charles Abelard, 7 September 2017
A reader who has lived in Houston for four decades surveys some of the damage left behind by unprecedented flood waters along the Braes Bayou.
By our reporters, 6 September 2017
Demonstrators marched throughout the US Tuesday to protest the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and defend an estimated 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants.
By our reporters, 6 September 2017
“As long as the rich people, special interests and the establishment are ruling, then there will always be a cover-up.”
“I grew to call the oil industry the rape, pillage and plunder industry”
Former Shell Oil civil engineer and Berkeley Professor Emeritus Robert Bea speaks on Hurricane Harvey
By Barry Grey, 1 September 2017
Robert Bea, a retired civil engineer, has had a long career in the fields of flood control and risk assessment and management.
By our reporters, 25 August 2017
A number of survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire attended and spoke at the August 19 public meeting of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) in London.
Worker at SEP public meeting on the Grenfell Tower fire: “We are working class and we always suffer. A few people who are rich, they call the shots.”
By our reporters, 24 August 2017
Delroy, from Wembley in northwest London, spoke to the WSWS following the August 19 public meeting on Grenfell Tower.
Grenfell Tower fire: “I believe that it is social cleansing, and we are now seeing the result of it”
By our reporters, 18 August 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to residents of Ladbroke Grove about the Grenfell Tower fire and the SEP’s public meeting to be held Saturday.
By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2017
The WSWS spoke to protesters outside a campaign-style rally addressed by President Donald Trump last week.
By our reporters, 4 August 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to former Grenfell Tower residents about Kensington and Chelsea’s rehousing offer.
“You have to be rich to have a voice”
By our reporters, 1 August 2017
Workers and young people spoke out about the parallels between the fire in London and unsafe building practices in Australia.
“This is a crime of capitalism against the working class”
By our reporters, 19 July 2017
People attending the local fundraising event in West London for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire spoke with the World Socialist Web Site.
AmazonFresh worker reveals: Amazon illegally keeps workers in a freezer for over two hours at a time
By Alex González, 18 July 2017
A worker reported that Amazon’s food delivery service forces many of its employees to work in sub-freezing temperatures for longer than legally allowed.
By our reporters, 17 July 2017
Coolaroo and Dallas residents in Melbourne’s northern suburbs spoke to World Socialist Web Site reporters, denouncing government and environmental protection authorities over their response to the SKM Recycling plant fire last Thursday.
By our reporters, 12 July 2017
“Fire safety is more important than the façade of a building,” building inspector says.
By our reporters, 12 July 2017
The WSWS spoke to train commuters in New York City about the dangers and frustrating conditions that have overwhelmed the mass transit system in recent months.
Camden residents: “You cannot trust them now because of Grenfell. It’s never going to be the same again”
By Robert Stevens, 10 July 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to tenants in the Blashford tower block about the Grenfell fire and the situation they face.
“It is so difficult to bear the uncertainty of the future”
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2017
WSWS reporters speak with a recently deported Mexican immigrant about his experiences in detention facilities and life after deportation.
By our reporters, 6 July 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to London residents on Bramley Road, near Grenfell Tower.
By our reporters, 5 July 2017
Residents at Lancaster West spoke about the tragedy, their disbelief in the official death toll, and the conditions workers throughout the area have faced since the deadly inferno.
“There are people who died in there—and they’re not telling us who they are.”
By our reporters, 4 July 2017
Residents of the Lancaster West housing estate near Grenfell Tower talked to the World Socialist Web Site about the June 14 fire in London.
“People died because they used cheap cladding. It’s like war between rich and poor”
By our reporters, 3 July 2017
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed some of those participating in Saturday’s anti-austerity demonstration. Dominating the thoughts of those who attended was the Grenfell Tower inferno and its implications.
By our reporters, 3 July 2017
Those who spoke to the WSWS drew parallels between the London fire and the undermining of building regulations in Australia.
By our reporters, 3 July 2017
Subway workers and passengers spoke about the dangers due to decay of the transit system.
"The rich want families with low income out”
By our reporters, 28 June 2017
Residents near the burnt-out Grenfell Tower spoke about the gaping social divide in London and the responsibility of the Tories and Labourites for this horrific loss of life.
By Sheila Brehm and Phyllis Steele, 28 June 2017
Residents in Flint, Michigan, said the Grenfell Tower fire, like the lead poisoning of their city, was the result of politicians subordinating the needs of the population to private profit.
Lawyer for framed up Maruti Suzuki workers: The court “committed violence” to the “principles” of law
By our correspondents, 27 June 2017
Rebecca John, who represented the Maruti Suzuki workers in the final stages of their four-and-a-half-year-long court case, spoke with the WSWS last month as she completed work on an appeal.
By Marcus Day and George Marlowe, 20 June 2017
Reporters for the WSWS spoke to young people and other attendees at the People’s Summit.
By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 10 June 2017
Spectrum workers in the third month of a strike in New York and New Jersey are being isolated by the unions, whose strategy is based on useless appeals to the Democratic Party.
By our reporters, 10 June 2017
A former “picker” was given little training and did not meet Amazon’s required time targets, so he was fired.
By Clare Hurley, 25 May 2017
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer is one of the 63 artists included in the Whitney Biennial 2017. She recently gave an interview to the WSWS.
By our reporters, 20 May 2017
“I feel as though we’re teaching to a test, and not spending enough time on building our relationship with our students, and building on their strengths.”
By our reporters, 18 May 2017
Teachers who attended recent delegates meetings on the new enterprise agreement voiced support for a “No” vote.
“There is an air of worker rebellion in India and China”
By Jerry White, 4 May 2017
Brooklyn College Professor Immanuel Ness, who has written extensively on the class struggle in India, was part of a team that investigated the persecution of the Maruti Suzuki workers.
“The politicians in Flint, Lansing and Washington—they’re all for capitalism”
By Lawrence Porter, 27 April 2017
A retired autoworker reflects on three years of the Flint water crisis.
People get “melted into burning pools of fat”
By Bryan Dyne, 27 April 2017
Michael Mills has spent nearly a decade modeling the climatic effects of what the US military would consider a “limited nuclear war.”
“In a nuclear war between the US and Russia, everybody in the world would die”
By Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey, 15 April 2017
The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with Steven Starr and Greg Mello, both experts on the consequences of nuclear war.
By our correspondents, 11 April 2017
Workers in Chennai spoke out in defence of the jailed auto workers.
By our reporters, 24 March 2017
Brazil’s unions and pseudo-left are attempting to channel growing social discontent with the Temer government’s anti-working class measures towards the 2018 elections.
By Warren Duzak, 21 March 2017
Trump’s visit to Nashville attracted long lines of supporters together with some 2,500 demonstrators protesting his attacks on health care, education and immigrants.
By Dietmar Henning and Daniel Woreck, 14 March 2017
A WSWS reporting team visited the Dutch town of Venlo in the run-up to Wednesday’s national election.
By Phyllis Steele, 13 March 2017
Public school teachers are being scapegoated for the school problems produced by poverty and decades of educational cutbacks.
By our reporters, 6 March 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to a number of those attending Saturday’s protest in defence of the National Health Service.
By our reporters, 28 February 2017
Workers and young people who attended the meetings spoke about the dangers of a nuclear conflict, the developing political radicalization in the US and internationally, and the need for a socialist movement of the working class.
By Zac Corrigan and Kevin Martinez, 13 February 2017
An undergraduate student at San Diego State University tells of the effect on her family of President Trump’s executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries.
By our reporters, 6 February 2017
Protesters were animated by opposition to the persecution of refugees, the eruption of militarism and war and the growth of far-right movements around the world.
By our reporters, 1 February 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to anti-Donald Trump protesters at Monday evening’s demonstrations across Britain.
An interview with scientist and anti-nuclear activist Steven Starr
By Bryan Dyne, 19 January 2017
The World Socialist Web Site recently interviewed Steven Starr, an expert on the dangers of nuclear war.
By our reporting team, 18 January 2017
Transit workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site after the Transport Workers Union announced a deal for a new four-year agreement covering 38,000 bus and subway workers employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).
By our reporters, 16 January 2017
The latest measures are part of a decades-long assault on energy workers in the Latrobe Valley and nationally with the collaboration of the unions.
“The union is not for us”
By Shannon Jones, 14 January 2017
With layoffs scheduled for March 5, workers are facing temporary plant closures that play havoc with their lives and finances.
By our reporters, 19 December 2016
The Socialist Equality Party spoke to some of those attending the lecture by WSWS Chairman David North on “The causes and consequences of Trump’s election: Where is America going?”
By our reporters, 13 December 2016
Those attending the SEP meetings voiced their concerns about Trump’s extreme-right political agenda and the social and political issues confronting workers in the US and internationally.
New study of American novelist
By David Walsh, 1 December 2016
Tony J. Williams has written a new study of the American novelist, James Jones (1921–77), best known for From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, The Thin Red Line and the posthumously published Whistle.
By our reporters, 15 November 2016
Many noted that Trump’s victory was a product of the deepening social crisis and a breakdown of American democracy.
By Zac Hambides, 10 November 2016
Protest organisers made futile appeals to the Turnbull government and Labor, the very agencies responsible for the escalating persecution of the asylum seekers.
By our reporters, 7 November 2016
Many spoke out against Trump and Clinton, who they correctly see as representatives of the banks and big business.
By Evan Winters, 3 November 2016
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians spoke to the World Socialist Web Site on the importance public access to arts, especially in schools, after a Halloween-themed concert to support striking orchestra musicians. Over sixty musicians played to an enthusiastic audience of 350.
By Phyllis Steele, 18 October 2016
Teachers rejected a contract backed by the unions and the entire political establishment that would accelerate the attack on public education.
By our reporters, 3 October 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to teachers during a September 22 rally called by the APEOESP (Sao Paulo’s State School Teachers Union) and the CUT (the Confederation of Workers).
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 September 2016
Faculty and students spoke with the WSWS about LIU’s lockout of 400 faculty members at the beginning of the fall semester.
By Ron Jorgenson, 6 September 2016
Nurses in Minneapolis are fighting against management demands that would cut their own health benefits and make it more difficult for them to provide quality health services.
By Eric London, 1 September 2016
Novelist Roy Scranton spoke with the WSWS about his debut novel, War Porn, and the role of art in opposing war.
By Max Newman, 29 August 2016
More than 100 ex-staff members have risked lengthy jail sentences to protest against the treatment of asylum seekers incarcerated on remote Pacific islands.
By our reporters, 22 August 2016
The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> interviewed several of those participating in a Sheffield rally called in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By Eric London, 16 August 2016
The World Socialist Web Site recently interviewed Professor David Williams of Valdosta State University about class conflict during the American Civil War and its relationship to social and political developments after the war.
By our reporters, 28 July 2016
Workers and young people expressed disgust at Clinton’s nomination, and illusions in Sanders’ intentions.
By our reporters, 26 July 2016
Sanders supporters expressed a range of reactions to his endorsement of Clinton, from hope that it was just a ploy to a feeling of betrayal.
By our reporters, 26 July 2016
Attendees speak about their concerns over US plans for war against China and the government’s austerity agenda.
By our reporters, 13 July 2016
Workers and youth from El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico expressed opposition to state violence, poverty and social inequality.
“Ordinary people truly imbibed the principles of the American Revolution”
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 13 July 2016
This is the second part of a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film Free State of Jones, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
“The records were full of evidence of dissent and insurrections by common people”
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 12 July 2016
We are posting a conversation with Victoria Bynum, whose research helped inspire the film Free State of Jones, about an insurrection by Southern Unionists against the Confederacy during the Civil War.
“I am against something wrong, regardless of what the color of someone’s skin is”
By Nick Barrickman and Matthew Taylor, 11 July 2016
Protesters in Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida, among the thousands who demonstrated against police killings this weekend, spoke with the World Socialist Web Site.
By our reporters, 7 July 2016
The remarks of workers and young people underscored the widespread hostility towards the political establishment.
By our reporters, 6 July 2016
Many of those who spoke to the WSWS expressed anger over the gutting of essential services, widespread unemployment and the growth of social inequality.
By our reporters, 5 July 2016
Despite the official conspiracy of silence over the US plans for war against China, workers and youth expressed concern about the growth of militarism.
Live Facebook discussion with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer
4 July 2016
On July 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, White and Spencer will talk about the elections in West Virginia and the political situation in the United States.
“Public education is not a business, it is a right”
By a WSWS reporting team, 27 June 2016
Teachers and parents spoke to the WSWS at a public town hall meeting held in the wake of the legislative deal to dissolve the 174-year-old Detroit Public Schools.
27 June 2016
Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre.
By George Marlowe, 6 June 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Anohni about her new album.
By our correspondents, 25 May 2016
Thousands of working class and poor families are currently living in makeshift accommodation and other shelters on higher ground.
By Tim Rivers, 17 May 2016
Keri Webber, whose family still suffers serious health issues as a result of the lead contamination of Flint’s water, says those affected by the disaster have been left to fend for themselves.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 May 2016
The incident has exposed the strikebreaking operation being coordinated by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.