By Samuel Davidson, 26 April 2017
Many retired miners threatened with the loss of health insurance have debilitating diseases such as black lung and emphysema but are too young to qualify for Medicare.
“People were being arrested for nothing”
By our reporters, 26 April 2017
Six Flint residents were arrested for exercising their freedom of speech at last week’s public “Town Hall” meeting.
“What they did to this city is criminal”
By Larry Porter, 26 April 2017
Hundreds of Flint residents marched to City Hall Tuesday to protest the failure of federal, state and local officials to address the disaster they all had a hand in creating.
Behind funding deadline theatrics, Democrats back Trump’s war on immigrants, increased military spending
By Barry Grey, 26 April 2017
Charles Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, attacked the plan for a border wall while declaring that a combination of border policing and new technology, including drones, would be “a much more effective way to secure the border.”
By Niles Niemuth, 26 April 2017
Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald will reportedly pay the former president $400,000 to speak at a health care conference in September.
By Marc Wells, 26 April 2017
An overwhelming 96.3 percent of the 6,310 members of the WGA who cast ballots voted to authorize a strike against film and TV producers.
By our reporters, 26 April 2017
Dozens of scientists, students, workers and other supporters of science spoke with Socialist Equality Party supporters during marches on April 22.
By Kathleen Martin, 26 April 2017
A recent study shows the growing gap between life expectancies for the rich and poor is 12.7 years difference on average.
By Andre Damon, 26 April 2017
The entire US Senate will go to the White House today to be briefed by military officials on preparations for a possible military strike against North Korea.
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.
By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2017
Since Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election, Sanders has become one of the most prominent national spokesmen for the Democratic Party.
After vacation with billionaires
By Kristina Betinis, 25 April 2017
The former president attended two small events focused on youth in politics, and exposed the unbridgeable divide between the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the population.
By our reporters, 25 April 2017
Dozens of scientists, students, workers and other supporters of science spoke with Socialist Equality Party supporters during marches on April 22.
By Tyler Van Dyke, 25 April 2017
Mario Hernandez-Delacruz was deported earlier this month and faces being barred from visiting his family in the United States for up to 20 years.
By Kate Randall, 25 April 2017
The world looked on in horror last night as two death row inmates were put to death in the first double-execution since 2000.
By Patrick Martin, 24 April 2017
More than 600 marches and protests were held in support of the main demonstration in Washington, DC, which drew about 75,000 people.
By Kate Randall, 24 April 2017
Arkansas authorities have vowed to carry out the remaining three executions on their “assembly line” schedule
By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2017
As the Trump administration threatens to strike nuclear-armed North Korea, Hawaii is requesting the Pentagon's assistance in updating nuclear fallout shelters and disaster plans.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 April 2017
The penetration of the Afghan army’s largest base in the north shows that the control of the US puppet regime in Kabul, over wide swathes of the country, is nonexistent.
By Thomas Gaist, 24 April 2017
The American military is “war-gaming procedures to work in a famine-type environment,” according to AFRICOM commander General Thomas Waldhauser.
By John Marion, 24 April 2017
Governor Paul LePage expects to receive federal approval for an attack on Medicaid.
US Supreme Court clears way after 5-4 ruling on lethal injection drug
By Kate Randall, 22 April 2017
Ledell Lee saw some four-and-a-half torturous hours pass between his originally scheduled 7 p.m. execution and the time he was marched into the execution chamber.
By Shelley Connor, 22 April 2017
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly defended the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a Mexican native expelled from the US in February despite being actively enrolled in the DACA program.
By Bryan Dyne, 22 April 2017
Scientists, researchers, workers and youth are marching today in at least 130 countries encompassing six continents in the world’s largest pro-science demonstration to date.
“To the staff of the WSWS and its readers”
22 April 2017
The defense of science cannot take place on the basis of either skepticism about wide layers of the population or American nationalism.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2017
The charge against Damascus is aimed at providing a pretext for renewed US aggression.
By Roger Jordan, 22 April 2017
Trump’s sharp criticism of Canada over its trading practices in a number of economic sectors prompted a conciliatory response from Ottawa.
By James Brewer, 22 April 2017
The meeting, called as a follow-up to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s announcement on the future of the city’s water system, was held at a church with heavy police presence.
By Kathleen Martin, 22 April 2017
Research released by the Psychiatric Services journal indicates disturbing growth of psychological distress in the United States, correlating directly to the continuing economic crisis.
By Gary Joad, 22 April 2017
The number of homeless persons 55- to 80-years-old in the state increased by 45 percent between 2012 and 2015.
By Barry Grey, 22 April 2017
The World Socialist Web Site condemns the reported preparations of the US Justice Department to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage and issue an arrest warrant against him.
By Shannon Jones, 21 April 2017
This month marks the beginning of an annual spring offensive by utilities across the US targeting the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the population for service disconnection.
By Alan Gilman, 21 April 2017
On the day that his former teammates were being honored at the White House, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell.
By Barry Grey, 20 April 2017
The response of the Trump administration to the suit filed by Montes is indicative of its contempt for democratic rights and the savage character of its dragnet against immigrants.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 April 2017
Democrat Jon Ossoff led in the primary election Tuesday, but failed to reach the 50 percent mark required to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
By Debra Watson, 20 April 2017
Some 40 percent of Michigan households do not have incomes that cover basic necessities, according to a recent report.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 April 2017
Bernie Sanders is offering the new Democratic National Committee chairman, Tom Perez, a “left” cover in a cross-country tour aimed at containing growing opposition to the Trump administration.
By Christopher Davion, 19 April 2017
President Trump chose Kenosha for the location for his “Buy American, Hire American” executive order
After last-minute reprieve for one prisoner
By Kate Randall, 19 April 2017
Despite a series of setbacks to their assembly-line state killing schedule, Arkansas officials are pressing forward with the planned lethal injections.
By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2017
The swelling total of detained immigrants, many of them with no criminal record, is clogging the courts and detention centers.
By Matthew Taylor, 18 April 2017
The natural gas and crude oil spill highlights the recent history of BP and other oil companies’ record of safety and environmental violations.
By Peter Symonds, 17 April 2017
The Trump administration is continuing to warn that military force could be used in response to any nuclear or missile test by Pyongyang.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 April 2017
The general indifference shown to the victims of this brutal massacre exposes once again the hypocrisy of the crusaders for “human rights” in the US and Europe.
By our reporters, 17 April 2017
While several tens of thousands participated across the country, the turnout fell far short of previous anti-Trump protests.
By Brad Dixon, 17 April 2017
A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to block the planned execution of six inmates over 11 days in the state of Arkansas.
By Evan Blake, 17 April 2017
Workers at Amazon distribution centers describe a stifling atmosphere of intimidation by company management, while denouncing the Trump administration and the drive to war.
By Gabriel Black, 17 April 2017
Unbridled speculation and a shift towards high-tech products, like automated cars, explains the electric car manufacturer’s seemingly absurd valuation.
“The only ones who gain from war are those in power, the upper one percent”
By Marcus Day and George Gallanis, 17 April 2017
Autoworkers at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant (CAP) and at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren Truck plant in suburban Detroit denounced the threat of nuclear war and signed a petition to demand the freedom of the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India.
By James Cogan, 15 April 2017
Amid media claims that North Korea is on the verge of another weapons test, the US military is continuing its provocative operations in North East Asia.
By Eric London, 15 April 2017
Pompeo’s speech lays out the new standard: the First Amendment only applies to speech that the CIA deems tolerable.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2017
Russia and Iran warned that any US attack in Syria would have “grave consequences” for the region and the world.
By Kate Randall, 15 April 2017
The giant private insurers claim that Americans are “gaming” the ACA by signing up only when they get sick and dropping out after receiving medical treatment.
By Kathleen Martin, 15 April 2017
The move is part of a broader attack on healthcare and the right to abortion services.
By Barry Grey, 15 April 2017
The first-ever use in combat of the most destructive nonnuclear weapon in the US arsenal evoked no significant protest from either the media or the political establishment in the US and Europe.
“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 Bill Van Auken and David North, 14 April 2017
Even as the US government and media churned out war propaganda over the fabricated “chemical weapons” attack in Syria, Washington was preparing to drop its largest non-nuclear weapon.
By Eric London, 14 April 2017
According to a memo made public by the Washington Post, the total number of immigrants detained will rise to a daily average of 70,000.
By a reporter, 14 April 2017
Immigrants at the for-profit detention center are denied adequate food, clothing and healthcare and are paid just $1 per day for prison labor.
By Kate Randall, 14 April 2017
Lawyers argued in federal court that the state’s accelerated execution schedule will subject the condemned inmates to cruel and unusual punishment.
By Shannon Jones, 14 April 2017
An analysis of its 2016 US Labor Department filing makes clear the UAW is not a workers’ organization but a business largely funded by the auto bosses.
By Marcus Day, 14 April 2017
The 69-year-old doctor violently dragged off a United Airlines flight last Sunday sustained serious injuries, including a broken nose and the loss of several teeth.
By Benjamin Mateus, 14 April 2017
The leakage of wastewater containing the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium led to beach closures and the shutdown of a drinking water intake.
Notes on police violence
By Kevin Martinez, 14 April 2017
An as yet unidentified officer violently assaulted Nandi Cain Jr., grabbing him by the neck, then throwing him to the pavement and punching him in the face repeatedly.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017
Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.
By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2017
The Trudeau government is providing strong backing to the Trump administration’s moves to escalate military conflict in the Middle East and pursue confrontation with Russia.
By Eric London, 13 April 2017
Jeff Sessions threatened mass deportations and to criminally prosecute immigrants who re-enter the US and those who shield or harbor undocumented immigrants.
By Zaida Green, 13 April 2017
The memo ends the federal hiring freeze and orders agencies to take “immediate actions” to cut jobs to comply with the federal budget for 2018.
By Shelley Connor, 13 April 2017
Ron Estes won the vacant Republican-held seat for the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas by a mere eight percentage points.
By Naomi Spencer, 13 April 2017
Two accidents in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky coal mines bring to five the total number of US coal miners killed this year.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 12 April 2017
Notwithstanding their vocal support for last week’s US missile strike on Syria, the European powers are increasingly coming into conflict with the US over trade and foreign policy.
By Eric London, 12 April 2017
The beating of the 69-year-old doctor is a brutal outcome of decades of deregulation, monopolization and financialization in the airline industry.
By Nick Beams, 11 April 2017
Trump officials struck a conciliatory tone following discussions on trade with Chinese president Xi Jinping, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he expected “tangible results.”
By Ben McGrath, 11 April 2017
The poverty and declining social conditions found in cities like San Bernardino are major contributing factors in now routine outbursts of mass violence.
By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2017
The new justice was confirmed by the Senate on Friday and sworn in on Monday.
By Kate Randall, 11 April 2017
Income-based disparities in US life expectancy are worsened by the for-profit US health care system.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 April 2017
Just hours before a scheduled vote on a one-day walkout union head Karen Lewis announced, “No, we’re not striking.”
By J. Cooper, 11 April 2017
Wall Street is concerned at the surge in auto loan defaults, a further indication that the sales boom of recent years is winding down.
By Chris Marsden, 10 April 2017
In line with the Trump administration, the Conservative government is demanding regime change in Syria and preparing a military offensive to that end.
By Robert Stevens, 10 April 2017
Corbyn’s statement only served to underscore the domination of the pro-war right within the Labour Party.
By Alejandro López, 10 April 2017
Spanish social democrats and their political and media allies are now lining up behind the Trump administration after it began bombing Syria.
By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2017
Trudeau’s remarks make clear that Canada is preparing to expand its military intervention both in the Middle East and against Russia in Eastern Europe.
By Matthew Taylor, 10 April 2017
First-hand evidence clearly show that the incident on Friday was provoked by the sheriff’s department in concert with a well-known right-wing provocateur.
By Jessica Goldstein and Benjamin Mateus, 10 April 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency determined that the relocation of West Calumet residents was unnecessary.
By Philip Andrea and Genevieve Leigh, 10 April 2017
A new analysis by the Consumer Federation of America shows that the total amount of student debt owed has tripled in the last decade to a staggering $1.3 trillion.
By Alan Whyte, 10 April 2017
In his proposed 2018 budget, President Donald Trump has included draconian cuts for federal funding for various transit projects, called New Starts grants.
By Peter Symonds, 8 April 2017
The unprovoked act of aggression sent a menacing warning to Chinese President Xi that the US was prepared to use military force without warning to achieve its ends.
By Eddie Haywood, 8 April 2017
The growing number of training exercises and operations coordinated by AFRICOM point to a “pivot to Africa” and make clear Washington’s aim of imperialist domination of the African continent.
By Shannon Jones, 8 April 2017
The worst job numbers since May 2016 underscore the disconnect between surging stock prices and the underlying economy, and the fraud of Trump’s “jobs” agenda.
By Kathleen Martin, 8 April 2017
Tuition hikes and funding cutbacks have effectively educationally crippled millions of working class students and youth.
By Tyler Van Dyke, 8 April 2017
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his administration continue to pursue vindictive punishment in cases involving graffiti.
By Evan Winters, 8 April 2017
The final dozen or so residents of the Penn Plaza complex have been forced out and demolition work has begun, underscoring the lack of affordable housing throughout the city.
By Andre Damon, 8 April 2017
The United States’ blatantly illegal attack on Syria has immediately drawn demands for further escalation from leading Democrats and the media.
By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2017
The chemical weapons supposedly used in Idlib were destroyed three years ago under US supervision.
By James Brewer, 7 April 2017
In its category covering drinking water, the American Society of Civil Engineers US infrastructure report card fails to mention the urgent need to replace all lead pipes.
By Shelley Connor, 7 April 2017
President Trump has signed into law a joint resolution that gives a green light to employers to flout workplace safety standards.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2017
The Trump administration is considering requiring visitors to hand over their cellphones and social media passwords when they apply for a visa.
By Niles Niemuth, 5 April 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed a memo Friday ordering an evaluation of the DOJ’s activities concerning the practices of local police forces including compliance reviews and consent decrees.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 April 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the US a D- in its latest report card on the state of the nation’s schools, bridges, roads, water systems and other critical infrastructure.
By George Marlowe, 4 April 2017
Among those killed in the explosion were two newly hired workers filling out paperwork a block away at Faultless Healthcare Linens.
By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover, 4 April 2017
The class character of Black Lives Matter has become exceedingly clear as it openly embraces “Backing Black Business,” a new “black debit card” and other opportunities under the Trump administration.