By Patrick Martin, 24 January 2015
The new Republican chairman of the committee has demanded the Obama administration return all copies of the report on CIA torture.
Notes on police violence in America
By Tom Hall, 23 January 2015
Officers shot Jerame Reid nine times as he got out of a car with his hands raised.
By E.P. Bannon, 23 January 2015
Roughly 8.5 percent of all deaths across the country for the week ending on January 10 resulted from influenza or pneumonia.
By Jason Melanovski, 23 January 2015
Cuomo said building casinos was "safe, clean economic development."
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 22 January 2015
The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is perhaps matched only by its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 22 January 2015
The Obama administration’s decision not to pursue civil rights charges against Darren Wilson is only the final act in the drive to shield Darren Wilson from prosecution.
By Evan Blake, 22 January 2015
Experts said cost-cutting by a construction company may have led to the collapse.
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2015
The State of the Union speech delivered by President Obama Tuesday night painted a picture of America and the world that is the diametric opposite of the real conditions of social crisis, economic breakdown and imperialist war.
By Isaac Finn, 21 January 2015
The cop who killed Gurley last November was conducting a “vertical patrol,” a regular NYPD tactic, with his gun drawn.
By Tom Hall, 21 January 2015
Landrieu’s claim, part of a nationwide initiative by Michelle Obama, comes as the city government criminalizes the city’s homeless population.
Reports on deadly Metro accident show poor maintenance and negligence in Washington, DC transit system
By Joe Williams, 21 January 2015
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is facing a growing backlash as details emerge of its inept response to the terrifying accident.
By Jerry White, 19 January 2015
Several leading newspapers and think tanks have pointed to the long-term stagnation of wages as the catalyst for a potentially explosive movement over wages by the working class.
By our reporters, 19 January 2015
Some 2,600 mental health care workers in California are in the second week of a strike against Kaiser Permanente.
By Thomas Gaist and Patrick Martin, 17 January 2015
CIA Director John Brennan discussed plans to investigate the Senate Intelligence Committee staff with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 January 2015
Wednesday saw the public release of a report produced by the CIA “accountability board” appointed by CIA Director John Brennan to review the agency’s spying on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) as it prepared its report on the CIA torture program.
By Sandy English, 17 January 2015
De Blasio’s statement followed the publication of a report showing that officers that used chokeholds on residents received little or no punishment.
By E.P. Bannon, 17 January 2015
Campaign spending by outside groups like super PACs has doubled since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.
By Tom Hall, 17 January 2015
BP’s maximum fine for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be $13.7 billion, far lower than the $18 billion fine called for by prosecutors.
By Jeff Lusanne, 17 January 2015
Extreme cold in the Chicago region has amplified the precarious situation of the homeless and impoverished population in the region.
Notes on police violence in America
By Tom Hall, 16 January 2015
The police chief of Grosse Pointe Park declared that the beating was justified after a seven-minute recording surfaced on Facebook.
By Ed Hightower, 15 January 2015
The intelligence sharing legislation would give legal immunity to corporations that grant the US government direct access to their data.
By D. Lencho, 15 January 2015
The latest incident brings the number of officer-involved shootings since 2010 to 42, with 29 of them fatal.
By Gabriel Black, 15 January 2015
The collapse of oil prices is reverberating throughout the US economy, with the number of operating oil rigs reduced, job cuts mounting and several states seeing a huge loss of revenue.
By Evan Blake, 15 January 2015
Obama made clear that his proposal aims to provide American corporations with skilled, low-cost labor.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 January 2015
Beginning in 2008, the FBI received daily emailed reports listing new targets being added to the NSA’s spying programs.
By Gabriel Black, 14 January 2015
An electrical malfunction left passengers trapped in a train filled with heavy smoke.
By D. Lencho, 14 January 2015
Albuquerque Police Department officers have never before faced criminal charges for a shooting.
By Douglas Lyons, 14 January 2015
Governor-elect Tom Wolf is preparing reductions in spending on public education and other social programs along with deep cuts to the pensions and health benefits.
By Clement Daly, 13 January 2015
The wave of mine closures and layoffs in the US coal industry continued throughout the second half of 2014.
By Maria Kovalenko, 13 January 2015
The labor agreement covering 40,000 Verizon workers in the eastern United States expires in August.
By Tom Hall, 13 January 2015
Warren’s speech Wednesday at the National Summit to Raise Wages was aimed at bolstering the Democrats’ flagging electoral support in the face of its right-wing record.
By Kate Randall, 13 January 2015
Emanuel’s advice that people stop having annual exams illustrates the agenda behind Obamacare—the rationing of health care for the vast majority of ordinary Americans.
By James Brewer, 12 January 2015
Only months after severing its contract with the Detroit water system, the city of Flint faces a crisis.
By Tom Carter, 10 January 2015
Efforts are underway within the US government to exploit hacking allegations against North Korea in order to ram through legislation that will further expand domestic surveillance.
By Nick Barrickman, 10 January 2015
Police tackled and handcuffed the boy’s 14-year-old sister as she attempted to run to her brother’s side.
By Sandy English, 9 January 2015
New York police arrested protesters in Grand Central Station as the NYPD continued its slowdown in summonses for minor crimes.
By Samuel Davidson, 9 January 2015
Tanisha Anderson died after a police officer slammed her head on to the pavement with his knee on her back.
By Tom Hall, 9 January 2015
The attack came on the same day that Steve Scalise was reelected as House Majority Whip, despite his ties to white supremacist organizations.
By Muhammad Khan, 9 January 2015
Cold weather across the United States this week has revealed the dire social conditions facing millions of Americans.
By Andre Damon, 8 January 2015
The 114th US Congress completed its first two days by preparing the passage of regressive, anti-social policies.
By Tom Hall, 8 January 2015
Far from being a return to “local control,” the schools’ decision means the further consolidation of the charter school system over New Orleans education.
By Kevin Martinez, 7 January 2015
The giant steelmaker, which produces pipes for oil drilling at its Cleveland area mill, blamed falling oil prices for the downsizing.
By Andre Damon, 7 January 2015
The appointment of Steve Scalse is a clear statement that a past relationship with a white supremacist organization does not disqualify someone from holding a top post in Congress.
By Gabriel Black, 7 January 2015
The grand juror claims that prosecutor Robert McCulloch twisted evidence in favor of Darren Wilson, deliberately muddled the law and misrepresented jurors’ views.
By Zac Corrigan, 7 January 2015
More than 60,000 Detroit homes have been served foreclosure notices as part of a plan to squeeze more from the city’s low-income residents to pay off wealthy bondholders.
By Jonas Boquist, 7 January 2015
In a further drive to punish and criminalize dissent, a Minnesota city attorney is seeking to prosecute protesters and compel organizers to pay the costs for the police mobilization.
By Andre Damon, 6 January 2015
One would never know from reading the American press, watching the evening news, or listening to the statements of politicians that hunger, poverty and long-term joblessness remain at their highest levels in decades.
By Gabriel Black, 6 January 2015
Police killed a 32-year-old man in San Francisco Sunday who was allegedly brandishing an airsoft gun.
By Zac Corrigan, 6 January 2015
Wealthy investors are making a fortune by kicking low-income residents out of their homes and jacking up rents in downtown Detroit.
By Shannon Jones, 6 January 2015
The auto company began 2015 by recalling another 92,000 vehicles that could be prone to unexpected engine stalls.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 January 2015
The Times’ “investigation” is dedicated to portraying the events of last February as merely a “meltdown” of the Ukrainian government, rather than a Western-orchestrated coup.
As 114th Congress convenes
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2015
The Obama administration and the new Republican majority in Congress have begun discussions on an agenda of militarism abroad and further attacks on working people at home.
By Tom Hall and Hector Cordon, 5 January 2015
The closures, scheduled to begin January 10, will impact 15,000 employees and eliminate overnight delivery for a large share of first class mail.
By Bryan Dyne, 5 January 2015
The Pentagon’s new intelligent and “autonomous” mini-drones will be capable of navigating difficult urban settings at speeds of 70 kilometers per hour.
Figure hits $4.1 trillion
By Andre Damon, 3 January 2015
The wealth of the global financial elite soared last year amid surging stock markets fueled by cash infusions from central banks.
By Peter Symonds, 3 January 2015
The entire Sony hacking affair has the character of a US concoction deliberately designed to heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula.
By Thomas Gaist, 3 January 2015
New FBI internal regulations effectively authorize the bureau to conduct mass spying and data mining operations against cellphones in the United States.
By Juan Rodriguez and Matthew Taylor, 3 January 2015
Florida’s minimum wage is increasing from $7.93 per hour to $8.05 per hour, a difference of merely 1.5 percent.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 December 2014
The shabby little ceremony Sunday in which a US commander hauled down one battle flag and ran up another only confirmed that the US war in Afghanistan continues.
By K. Ratnayake, 30 December 2014
The newspaper highlights the “unexpectedly well-organised opposition campaign” that has emerged in the presidential election—with Washington’s support.
By Dan Conway, 30 December 2014
The placing of the LAPD on "high alert" coincided with the release of an autopsy report on the police killing of an unarmed man in August.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 December 2014
The expiration of temporary federal support for state-based Medicaid programs will reduce health care availability for the low-income families by as much as 40 percent.
By our reporters, 30 December 2014
Unity Disposal Management has sought to drag out contract negotiations, demanding that trash haulers take a pay cut while drivers receive a minor wage increase.
By Peter Symonds, 29 December 2014
Sections of the American ruling elite are pressing for an aggressive strategy of regime-change in Pyongyang—a policy that threatens to trigger world war.
By Patrick Martin, 29 December 2014
The funeral Saturday for a policeman shot to death in New York City was used to intimidate widespread popular opposition to police brutality and violence.
By Matt Rigel, 29 December 2014
Horrifying police violence against civilians has become a central feature of American society.
By Samuel Davidson, 29 December 2014
Increasing numbers of working class families are forced to use unsafe electric or kerosene space heaters in an effort to save money.
By Evan Blake, 29 December 2014
The new college ratings system represents the extension of Obama’s Race to the Top into the sphere of higher education.
By Nick Beams, 27 December 2014
The ever-widening gap between financial markets and the real economy is creating the conditions for economic turmoil and the eruption of social and political struggles.
By Thomas Gaist, 27 December 2014
Documents released by the NSA itself show that agents regularly violate legal restrictions on surveillance of US citizens.
By Nick Barrickman, 27 December 2014
After the killing of Martin, protests broke out at the scene near Ferguson, with police arresting several demonstrators.
By Matthew MacEgan, 27 December 2014
Several people have been arrested for allegedly making “threatening” statements, either verbally or on social media, in many states, including New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Vermont.
By Tom Hall, 27 December 2014
The AP report, which covers a six-year period, states that the government does a “terrible job” of accounting for child deaths.
By Patrick Martin and David North, 23 December 2014
An editorial published Monday reveals a deep-going political crisis within the American ruling elite.
By Philip Guelpa, 23 December 2014
Governor Cuomo’s decision has more to do with political calculations than any principled considerations.
By Clement Daly, 23 December 2014
Federal prosecutors have charged Freedom Industries and six owners, executives and employees in connection with the January 9 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents.
By Sandy English, 22 December 2014
The killing of two police officers in New York City this weekend has been followed by a near-mutinous response from the city’s police department, with demands for a crackdown on protests against police violence.
By Andre Damon, 22 December 2014
The revelation underscores the fact that the grand jury proceeding that failed to indict Darren Wilson was a legal fraud.
By Kristina Betinis, 22 December 2014
The activation of the National Guard is in anticipation of protests over a decision on whether or not to indict a Milwaukee police officer who killed unarmed Dontre Hamilton.
By Eric London, 22 December 2014
This is the third of three articles summarizing the contents of the unclassified executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA torture program.
By Nick Beams, 22 December 2014
The gyrations on Wall Street last week underscore how dependent financial markets are on the supply of ultra-cheap money from the US Federal Reserve.
By Jerry White, 22 December 2014
The plant closing, which comes after the UAW accepted a 40 percent wage cut, is the latest in the area, long-known as a major automotive and manufacturing center.
By Evan Blake, 20 December 2014
All five casualties of the incident were employees of drilling contractor Dan D. Drilling, which promotes itself as a “cost conscious” service provider.
By Tom Mackaman, 20 December 2014
George Stinney, Jr., who was African American, was arrested, tried, convicted, and electrocuted for the murder of two white girls in the small mill town of Alcolu, South Carolina.
By Matthew MacEgan, 19 December 2014
A report from Physicians for Human Rights states that health professionals working under the direction of the White House committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 December 2014
A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that the median net worth for low-income US families has fallen by nearly 50 percent since 2007.
By Sandy English, 19 December 2014
The DOJ in New York has filed a motion in federal court to join a suit against New York City over brutality and civil rights violations against youth in the Rikers Island prison complex.
By Clement Daly, 19 December 2014
Kentucky coal miner Eli Eldridge, who was killed at Patriot’s Highland No. 9 mine, is the 15th coal miner fatally injured this year.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 December 2014
The simultaneous speeches by the US and Cuban presidents mark a turning point in the protracted search for rapprochement between the Castro regime and US imperialism.
By Andre Damon, 18 December 2014
The US Federal Reserve pledged Wednesday it would be “patient” in raising the benchmark interest rate, sparking a sharp run-up in stock prices.
Confronting anger over two-tier wages and low pay
By Shannon Jones, 18 December 2014
UAW President Doug Williams’ remarks reflect the union's awareness of wide hostility among auto workers to the two-tier wage system
By Nick Barrickman, 18 December 2014
The recent ruling in Heien v. North Carolina is yet another blow to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
By Jerry White, 17 December 2014
Coming on the heels of the Detroit bankruptcy, the pension “reform” passed as part of last week’s bipartisan budget resolution will open the floodgates to the gutting of retirement benefits for millions of workers.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 December 2014
Scalia’s remarks were made the day after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on CIA interrogations.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 December 2014
In a speech larded with “support our troops” rhetoric, Obama hailed the end of the US war in Afghanistan, even as the Pentagon was increasing the size of its planned deployment.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2014
Protest organizers, including Al Sharpton, sought to channel popular anger over police violence behind the Democratic Party and the Obama administration.
By Patrick Martin, 15 December 2014
The former vice president defended CIA torture and boasted that both he and President George W. Bush approved the methods used against prisoners.
By a WSWS reporting team, 15 December 2014
More than 10,000 protesters from many different states attended the demonstration against police killing in Washington, DC on Saturday.
By a WSWS reporting team, 15 December 2014
Outraged workers and youth denounced systemic police violence at a mass demonstration in New York City.