By Thomas Gaist, 20 August 2014
The new DPS budget proposes to eliminate more than 1,300 jobs and close 24 more of the city's public schools
By Eric London and Patrick Martin, 19 August 2014
The arrival of a contingent of the Missouri National Guard has heightened the police-state atmosphere in this suburb of St. Louis.
By Joseph Kishore, 19 August 2014
No struggle against inequality and the police state apparatus in America can be successful unless it is based on the understanding that what is involved is a struggle against capitalism.
“They invaded Ferguson like they invaded Iraq”
By Andre Damon and Eric London, 19 August 2014
As the Missouri governor deployed National Guard forces to Ferguson, residents denounced the military-police crackdown and attacks on their right to assemble peacefully.
By a reporting team, 19 August 2014
A Ferguson cop fired at least six bullets into the victim, including two to his head.
By our reporters, 19 August 2014
Workers and young people throughout the United States expressed their outrage at the police killing of the unarmed 18-year old and the militarized response of police to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Journalist James Risen denounces President Obama as the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation”
By Nick Barrickman, 19 August 2014
Facing a possible prison sentence for refusing to identify a confidential source, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen denounced the Obama administration’s campaign against whistleblowers and journalists.
By Shannon Jones, 19 August 2014
Fourteen percent of Americans rely on food pantries to feed themselves and their families.
By E.P. Bannon, 19 August 2014
The spill is the third this year along the Gulf Coast.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 August 2014
Following a night of police provocations and attacks on peaceful demonstrators demanding justice in the police murder of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, announced that he was calling in the National Guard to occupy the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
By Barry Grey, 18 August 2014
The events in Ferguson are a concentrated expression of the real state of social and political relations in America.
By Andre Damon and Zac Corrigan, 18 August 2014
In this video, Ferguson residents speak to the WSWS about the implications of police violence amid the ongoing protests against the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Democratic Party operatives seek to stifle opposition, facilitate police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri
By Eric London, 18 August 2014
Al Sharpton, the police, and a coterie of Democratic politicians delivered a “unity” message aimed at suppressing popular outrage over the killing of Michael Brown.
By Samuel Davidson, 18 August 2014
Nearly two weeks after the police shot and killed a 22-year-old man in a suburban Dayton Walmart store, government and store officials are still refusing to release surveillance tapes and other evidence related to the murder.
By Naomi Spencer, 18 August 2014
Hundreds of agricultural workers, including many child laborers, die in farming accidents across the US each year, making it the most dangerous occupation in America.
“I believe they are trying to move toward martial law”
By our reporters, 15 August 2014
On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Mike Ingram, 15 August 2014
Two hundred workers at the New England grocery chain have been notified that they will be considered to have abandoned their posts if they do not return to work by August 15.
By Jerry White, 14 August 2014
While the media has sought to brand protesters as violent “looters,” the eruption of popular outrage after the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep social roots.
By John Andrews, 14 August 2014
Ezell Ford, a 24-year-old mentally challenged man, was gunned down near his home in south-central Los Angeles.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 August 2014
Twelve educators are on trial, accused of falsely inflating test scores to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
By Marko Leone and Clodomiro Puentes, 14 August 2014
The contract for 6,500 workers at 95 franchises expired June 8.
By Muhammad Khan, 14 August 2014
Record rainfall in southeast Michigan overwhelmed the area’s aging infrastructure, flooding freeways, roads and thousands of homes.
By Jerry White, 13 August 2014
Yet another family and community in the United States have been traumatized by the death of an innocent young man at the hands of the police.
By Shannon Jones, 13 August 2014
A pregnant woman said she was thrown on the ground, maced and held at gunpoint by police Sunday night.
By Gabriel Black, 13 August 2014
The outcome of the 2008 crash and the government’s response has been a further concentration of economic power in the hands of the biggest banks.
By Trent Novak, 13 August 2014
Roughly one in every four adult Americans experiences a mental illness in any given year.
By Tom Hall, 13 August 2014
State prison officials told a hospital that hydromorphone was to treat a “medical patient,” not to execute a prisoner.
By Josh Varlin, 13 August 2014
The rapid growth of economic inequality since the 2008 financial crisis is underscored by the growth in sales of multi-million-dollar yachts, luxury cars and other baubles for the super-rich.
By Thomas Gaist, 13 August 2014
Mayor Mike Duggan's “10-point plan” is part of political maneuvers being orchestrated by Detroit’s political establishment to dampen popular outrage over mass water shutoffs
By Andre Damon, 12 August 2014
While Obama and the political establishment proclaim economic “recovery,” new reports show that the majority of US households are worse off now than they were five years ago.
By Kristina Betinis, 12 August 2014
Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer Saturday afternoon in what eyewitnesses describe as a wanton and unprovoked homicide.
By Adam Soroka, 12 August 2014
Fewer than 6,000 jobs, the majority of which are low-paying, have been created in the DC area this year.
By Dan Conway and Jerry White, 12 August 2014
Like its predecessors, the new leadership of the United Teachers of Los Angeles is aligned with the Democratic Party, which is leading the assault against public education.
By Zac Corrigan, 12 August 2014
A massive water main break took days to locate, resulting in a ban on water use for “purposes other than the maintenance of public health and safety.”
By Thomas Gaist, 12 August 2014
Surveying the handiwork of the banks and corporations that have devastated Detroit, the bankruptcy judge took a tour of the Motor City last week.
By Eric London, 11 August 2014
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, shot Michael Brown in the head and chest on Saturday, the latest in a spate of police killings.
As political crisis erupts over police killing
By Sandy English, 11 August 2014
The police chokehold killing of Eric Garner last month has sparked widespread anger, while Mayor de Blasio attempts to prevent a social eruption.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 August 2014
Parents whose children violate curfew could be fined as much as $500 with the enactment of the strictest curfew law in the US.
By Andre Damon, 9 August 2014
More than two-thirds of Americans are no better off now than they were in the worst part of the 2008 downturn, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Friday.
By Gabriel Black, 9 August 2014
Bank of America’s deal with the Obama administration is designed to ensure that no banker will be prosecuted for the bank’s role in the criminal practices that crashed the world economy.
By our correspondents, 8 August 2014
SEP/IYSSE demonstrators received a warm response from Colombo workers, students and youth.
By Kristina Betinis, 8 August 2014
AAUP union leader Cary Nelson has defended the university administration’s action.
By Matthew MacEgan, 8 August 2014
Florida immigration courts are seeking to establish special “dockets” to speed up the process of hearing the cases of thousands of immigrant children who have recently arrived in the state.
By Theo Mclean, 8 August 2014
Teachers and students are among those targeted to pay for the economic crisis.
By Ed Hightower, 7 August 2014
The governing board of the University of Texas unanimously selected Admiral William H. McRaven as the new chancellor.
By Tom Eley, 6 August 2014
A newly leaked document reveals that over 40 percent of those named on a US terror watch list—some 280,000 people—do not even have an alleged connection to terrorism.
By Eric London, 6 August 2014
Obama has fronted for the CIA and tacitly supported its months-long efforts to undermine the Senate probe and delay the release of the Intelligence Committee’s findings.
By Sandy English, 6 August 2014
Teenaged prisoners are at special risk of sadistic and brutal treatment at the hands of corrections officers.
By Jerry White, 6 August 2014
Workers at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department who voted down the city’s contract demands last week spoke on the cutoff of water service to tens of thousands of households.
By Tom Hall, 5 August 2014
The Los Alamos National Laboratory fired respected security expert James Doyle after retroactively declaring his scholarly article classified.
By Gabriel Black, 4 August 2014
An algae bloom caused by fertilizer run-off has poisoned Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, cutting 400,000 off from tap water.
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2014
Behind the façade of bitter partisan divisions, the two big business parties are united in attacking the social conditions and democratic rights of the working class.
US immigration attorney: “I deal with great numbers of children and young adults fleeing violence and poverty”
By Kevin Mitchell, Alan Gilman and Marc Wells, 4 August 2014
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a prominent attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in immigration cases.
By Nick Beams, 4 August 2014
US markets fell this week on fear that the Fed may tighten interest rates sooner than expected and a report showing a rise in labour costs.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 August 2014
A New York judge ruled that the US government has jurisdiction over all data stored overseas by US companies.
By Sandy English, 4 August 2014
The authorities admit that the death of the Staten Island man was caused by a police chokehold.
By our reporters, 4 August 2014
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department held a public relations event on the city’s impoverished east side as it prepares to resume mass water shutoffs.
By Patrick Martin, 2 August 2014
The president declared his “full confidence” in CIA Director John Brennan one day after the agency admitted it had engaged in illegal spying on a Senate committee investigating its Bush-era torture program.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 August 2014
The worsening tensions in the South China Sea have been fueled at every turn by Washington, with the CSIS think tank playing a leading role.
By Eric London, 2 August 2014
An internal State Department memo accidentally emailed to a journalist exposes the Obama administration’s continued efforts to cover up CIA torture programs.
By Gabriel Black, 2 August 2014
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, below analysts’ predictions and less than the amount of jobs needed to keep up with population growth.
By Jake Dean, 2 August 2014
Chauvinism whipped up by the political establishment has found expression in vigilante groups along the Texas border.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 2 August 2014
The expansion of Medicaid in California under Obama’s Affordable Care Act has been falsely promoted as a huge success.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2014
The increasing number of traffic accidents and fatalities takes place under conditions where Detroit’s public lighting system is collapsing.
By Peter Symonds, 1 August 2014
The deal is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to shore up the Baghdad regime and US interests in the region.
By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 31 July 2014
The campaign mounted by the People’s Water Board against water shutoffs is aimed at channeling popular opposition behind the Democratic Party and trade union bureaucracy.
By Jerry White, 31 July 2014
As the city shuts off service to tens of thousands of residents, Detroit water workers rejected a contract offer that opens the way for the privatization of the water system.
“We’ve got to bail out the fat cats so they can remain fat cats”
By Kevin Martinez, 30 July 2014
Members of the Socialist Equality Party spoke to workers as they voted on a new contract that would strip them of basic job protections and pave the way for the privatization of the water system.
By Patrick Martin, 29 July 2014
Popular participation in Democratic midterm primaries has fallen by 70 percent over the past 44 years.
By Tom Hall, 29 July 2014
Judges in Alabama have overridden jury sentences in capital cases in order to impose the death penalty 101 times since the 1980s.
By Gabriel Black, 29 July 2014
In the wake of a massive budget cut in 2013, an investigation probing the anthrax scare at several CDC labs found a culture of “insufficient” safety.
No to privatization, job cuts and concessions!
By Jerry White, 29 July 2014
The following statement is being distributed to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers who are voting on the city’s contract proposal today.
By Andre Damon, 28 July 2014
The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy.
By our reporters, 28 July 2014
Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe.
By Kevin Martinez, 28 July 2014
Large crowds of workers and youth demonstrated against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza outside the Dearborn City Hall on Saturday.
By Hector Cordon, 28 July 2014
In a discussion with Wall Street analysts on Boeing’s second quarter showing, CEO McNerney bragged that “employees will still be cowering” if he stays on a few more years as chief executive.
By Dan Brennan, 28 July 2014
The enormous and growing social inequality that is the defining feature of American capitalism inevitably requires police repression.
By Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2014
The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.”
By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 28 July 2014
Like the emergency manager, the unelected Plan Monitor will be solely accountable to powerful financial interests.
By Kate Randall, 26 July 2014
The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.
By Patrick Martin, 26 July 2014
Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants.
By Ed Hightower, 25 July 2014
An editorial by the former official in the Washington Post underscores both the immense scope of illegal spying and the sham character of official “reform.”
By Todd Mason, 25 July 2014
A new report documents the steep rise in social inequality that has developed in Washington, DC since the economic crisis of 2008
By David Brown, 25 July 2014
The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Committee held a rally at the water department’s central facility even as city officials continued shutoffs despite the so-called 15-day “pause.”
By Gabriel Black, 24 July 2014
Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday in a botched process that took nearly two hours during which Wood was constantly gasping.
By Fred Mazelis, 23 July 2014
Human Rights Watch found evidence of unlawful entrapment and many other violations of basic democratic rights.
By Isaac Finn, 23 July 2014
New York City will pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit against Rikers Island Correctional Facility for beating an inmate who suffered kidney disease to death in 2012.
By Jake Dean, 22 July 2014
The military moves take place as thousands of young people flee violence and poverty in Central America.
By David Brown, 22 July 2014
The announcement comes only days after Microsoft announced plans to lay off 18,000 workers.
By Gabriel Black, 22 July 2014
By denying victims and their families access to the courts, the company stands to avoid billions of dollars in damages.
By Jerry White, 22 July 2014
The temporary suspension of shutoffs is a public relations move as the city prepares to escalate a brutal policy that has left thousands without water.
By James Brewer, 22 July 2014
In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs.
“The NYPD is a gang”
By a reporting team, 21 July 2014
The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board reported more than 1,000 complaints about chokeholds in the past five years.
By Niles Williamson, 21 July 2014
The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list.
By Jeff Lusanne, 21 July 2014
The United Transportation Union has agreed to “transformative” changes that would allow one-man operation of many trains, threatening both workers’ jobs and public safety.
By Tom Hall, 21 July 2014
Years of corruption within the pension board and underfunding by the city government have led to a catastrophe for the city’s firefighters.
“We are not living in a democratic society”
By our reporters, 21 July 2014
The shut off of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents has provoked widespread anger and opposition throughout the city and beyond.
By Khara Sikhan, 19 July 2014
Student debt settlement companies used fraudulent means to convince young people to pay them large fees to obtain fictitious debt relief, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
By Alan Gilman, 18 July 2014
The judge found that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.