US, Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and Europe
By Jerry White, 21 March 2018
Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, which ushered in a decade of savage budget cutting, teachers around the world are protesting and striking.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2018
Neither the warmongers in Washington and London, nor their media apologists, have been held to account for the greatest crime of the 21st century.
By Paul Sherman, 21 March 2018
Teachers in the South Butler School District, just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went on strike last Thursday to demand pay raises as part of a growing wave of struggles by educators.
By Kevin Reed, 21 March 2018
The revelations of the data harvesting operation has exposed the use of social media information for manipulative aims by political campaign organizations in the United States.
By Tom Hall, 21 March 2018
The purpose of the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook, was to offer pretended sympathy for the poor and to promote the Democrats in the 2018 elections.
Part 3: NYU and the efforts to censor the Internet
By the IYSSE at NYU, 21 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, in heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the Internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Chris Marsden, 20 March 2018
The Skripal affair has been used by the UK and powerful voices within the US political and military establishment to push the two major European states away from Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2018
The action is only the latest betrayal of immigrants by the capitalist politicians who pretend to sympathize with them.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 March 2018
Trump blamed the crisis on America’s supposedly lax drug laws and pointed to countries which have “zero tolerance” policies, including the death penalty for dealers and traffickers.
“It’s all about building the stock market and not about people”
By J. Cooper and Nancy Hanover, 20 March 2018
Kentucky, which borders West Virginia, is the scene of escalating protests by educators, with growing demands for strike action over deep-going threats to their pensions.
By Trévon Austin, 20 March 2018
After the latest explosion, police believe a serial bomber is behind the incidents.
By Philip Guelpa, 20 March 2018
The city’s public housing complexes have suffered decades of underfunding, resulting in severe deterioration of its infrastructure.
By Jerry White, 20 March 2018
A recent article by a former top executive at the American Federation of Teachers argues that the unions exist to “maintain labor peace” and “tamp down rank-and-file gripes and discord.”
NYU’s role in “cybersecurity” and mass surveillance
By the IYSSE at NYU, 20 March 2018
The largest private research university in the US is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2018
Former CIA Director John Brennan replied to the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe by telling Trump: “You will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”
By Jerry White, 19 March 2018
The union rushed to get the agreement as teachers prepared to defy a judge’s back-to-work order, which would trigger a broader confrontation with the state’s Democratic and Republican politicians.
By Carlos Delgado, 19 March 2018
The protest against the cuts comes as educators and students across the country have mobilized in defense of public education.
By Peter Symonds, 19 March 2018
The legislation upends decades of diplomatic protocol in which the US maintained only low-level contact with Taiwan.
By Kimie Saito, 19 March 2018
The tragic incident further exposes the housing crisis in Orange County, California where police have recently been working to clear out hundreds of people from homeless encampments.
By Benjamin Mateus, 19 March 2018
The Christian Care Nursing Home strike has ended with the SEIU agreeing to a derisory 20-cent per hour wage increase.
By Anthony Bertolt, 19 March 2018
The retail chain is in the process of shutting down its global operations, with the jobs of some 31,000 workers in the US alone set to be eliminated.
By Kayla Costa, 19 March 2018
A critically acclaimed author and youth educator, Alexie now faces serious consequences from the vague and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct.
NYU and the preparations of US imperialism for world war
By the IYSSE at NYU, 19 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By our reporters, 17 March 2018
The Jersey City strike is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition in the US, following the shutdown of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this month.
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Eddie Haywood, 17 March 2018
On December 6 last year, Green Berets coordinating a military operation with Nigerien forces, killed 11 militants near the town of Diffa, close to the Nigerian border.
As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018
The injunction is based on accusations made by hired Pinkerton agents of alleged "abuse" on the part of striking workers toward strikebreakers.
By Matthew Taylor, 17 March 2018
As rescue operations continue, new information has emerged about the companies responsible for the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday
By Alec Andersen, 17 March 2018
Two successive executions by lethal injection Thursday night followed the announcement that death row prisoners in Oklahoma would soon be killed through asphyxiation.
By Will Morrow, 17 March 2018
The bill will enable the prosecution of online platforms based on content posted by individual users.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2018
The Times editorial underscore the newspaper’s role as a propaganda organ for leading elements in the US military and intelligence apparatus that are pressing for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2018
The sanctions over alleged Russian cyberattacks and “interference” in US elections came as Washington joined the UK, France and Germany in indicting Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
By Eric London, 16 March 2018
Donald Trump’s presidency resembles less and less a presidential administration and more a personalist clique of appointees who serve their leader.
By Shannon Jones and Todd Thompson, 16 March 2018
The state legislature rejected a proposal for a pay hike that fell far short of teacher demands for a $10,000 raise.
By Matthew Taylor, 16 March 2018
The pedestrian bridge had just been lifted into place over the weekend by cranes in a building method engineers call “accelerated bridge construction.”
By Tom Hall, 16 March 2018
The Democrats' support for the bill demonstrates that they are a party of the American financial aristocracy.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 16 March 2018
The tragic deaths of Santo Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto are the outcome of the Trump administration’s immigration policy in action.
By Trévon Austin, 16 March 2018
While the Austin police agree that the bombings over the last two weeks are related, they have yet to suggest a motive or a suspected perpetrator.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018
While Democrats and the media have sought to restrict the protests to calls for gun control, there are much broader issues behind the politicization of young people in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa, 15 March 2018
Students participated in thousands of demonstrations in the United States and around the world to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 March 2018
After months of protests, Arizona teachers are pressing for statewide strike action on wages and benefits.
By Samuel Davidson, 15 March 2018
Twelve days into the strike by 1,400 telecommunication workers against Frontier, the union is seeking to isolate and wear down strikers.
By Nick Beams, 15 March 2018
Trump’s intervention demonstrates that “America First” nationalism and “national security” invocations are coming to dominate his administration’s economic decisions.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Both the Democrat and the Republican had a military-intelligence background: one as a Marine Corps prosecutor, the other as an Air Force intelligence officer.
“Everybody’s skeptical of the task force”
By Zac Corrigan, 15 March 2018
A nine-day teachers strike was ended by the unions with the creation of a health care task force, consisting of openly hostile state legislators, health insurance CEOs, and the very union bureaucrats who sold out the strike.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Tillerson’s replacement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is bound up with a turn toward upending the nuclear agreement with Iran and a more aggressive militarist policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Touted as the first woman to head the US spy agency, the nomination of Gina Haspel marks a further rehabilitation of the methods of torture and forced disappearances.
By Jessica Goldstein, 14 March 2018
Having demobilized students and pushed through a sellout deal, the Graduate Employees Organization is promoting impotent appeals to university officials.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 March 2018
Trump’s first visit to California as president sparked protests and came in the context of an intensification of the anti-immigrant policies of the administration.
By our reporters, 14 March 2018
Thousands of students are walking out at high schools throughout the US today, in opposition to school shootings.
By Eric London, 14 March 2018
The Yale Daily News does not understand that “Not guilty” most certainly does mean “innocent.”
By David Walsh, 14 March 2018
The New York Times Sunday Review prominently featured an article by Susan Chira, a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, headlined, “Money Is Power. And Women Need More of Both.”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 14 March 2018
The framework of the official debate over the horrific regularity of mass shootings like that in Parkland, Florida obscures the underlying causes: social inequality and war.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018
The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
As Trump’s education secretary threatens deep education cuts
By E.P. Milligan, 13 March 2018
After the nine-day strike in West Virginia, educators in other states are coming into conflict with the unions, which are trying to block a unified struggle for increased wages and funding for public education.
By Eric London, 13 March 2018
Without publishing details, the Met concluded an investigation and found “credible evidence” that Levine “engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
By Trévon Austin, 13 March 2018
The barbaric use of “stun belts” during trials began in the 1990s, justified as a way of delivering a shock in the event a defendant becomes violent or attempts to escape.
By Alec Andersen, 13 March 2018
Albert Cheung Wong, a 36-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, has been identified as the man who allegedly killed three hostages at the veterans care facility Friday.
By Matthew Brennan, 13 March 2018
At a recent pretrial hearing, a former water plant operator detailed how city and state officials ignored his warnings that the city’s long moth-balled treatment plant could not handle a switch to the polluted Flint River.
By Brian Dixon, 12 March 2018
The not-for-profit organization gained net income of $3.6 billion in 2017, but uses none of these fund to address the issues driving nurses to authorise a strike.
By Nick Barrickman, 12 March 2018
Despite recommendations from a bipartisan commission established last March, the Trump administration has failed to address the social devastation responsible for the crisis.
By Eric London, 12 March 2018
Twenty-five-year-old Saifullah Khan’s attorney said the defense team used the case to challenge “the outer limits of the #MeToo movement,” which is “a form of mass hysteria.”
By Nick Beams, 12 March 2018
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer could give his EU and Japanese counterparts no indication of the criteria for gaining an exemption.
By Shelley Connor, 12 March 2018
Arkansas’ new eligibility requirements, scheduled to begin on June 1, are some of the strictest since CMS began granting waivers this year.
By Benjamin Mateus, 12 March 2018
While health advocates have called the outbreak an epidemic requiring immediate attention, city officials have been slow to respond to the situation.
Movement for teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Jersey and Arizona
By Will Morrow, 10 March 2018
The ruling class and the trade unions are desperately seeking to control social opposition and prevent demands for walkouts from developing in the direction of a general strike.
By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2018
Even if the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un proceeds, it could rapidly break down, creating an even more explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Fiat-Chrysler minivan plant impacted
By Carl Bronski and Shannon Jones, 10 March 2018
Workers at ZF-TRW are taking a stand against decades of concessions imposed with the support of the unions that have eroded living standards and working conditions.
By Alec Andersen, 10 March 2018
The hostages were employees of the nonprofit organization Pathway House, which provides services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“On top of taking my family, they are branded as criminals”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Clodomiro Puentes, 10 March 2018
Perla Morales Luna had stepped out with her three daughters to pay their rent last weekend when she was suddenly grabbed and dragged away by federal agents.
By Nick Beams, 9 March 2018
Trump’s tariff announcement expresses the turn by the United States to the types of protectionist measures that characterised the 1930s Great Depression.
By Jerry White, 9 March 2018
In the aftermath of the nine-day strike by West Virginia teachers, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said that the unions are necessary to contain opposition.
By Mark Ferretti, 9 March 2018
The rising cost of health benefits is making life in Jersey City less affordable for teachers, who are closer to a strike than they have been in 20 years.
Reject the sellout on tuition waivers—for free higher education for all
By Andy Thompson and Jessica Goldstein, 9 March 2018
The Graduate Employees Organization is desperately trying to shut-down the strike of 2,700 graduate student workers at the University of Illinois.
By James Cogan, 9 March 2018
The Pyongyang regime’s decades-long perspective has been to reach an accommodation with US imperialism and the South Korean ruling class.
By Alec Andersen, 9 March 2018
Although the beating of Johnnie Rush occurred in August, the public was not informed until police body camera footage was leaked to a local newspaper this week.
By Ali Abu Elhassan, 9 March 2018
Suicides have increased by 30 percent on the island of Puerto Rico since Hurricane María made landfall almost six months ago.
From the State Department to Capitol Hill
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018
The Democratic Party is seeking to be not only the party for the Pentagon and CIA, but the party of the Pentagon and CIA.
By Eric London, 9 March 2018
Jacobin and the ISO’s role in the West Virginia teachers strike is an instructive example of how the pseudo-left stifles working-class opposition and directs it behind the trade unions and Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018
The company’s involvement in the “targeted killing” program shows its pivotal role in US government attacks on democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Sacramento to deliver a vitriolic attack on immigrants.
As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
By our reporters, 8 March 2018
Thursday marks the fifth day of a strike by over 1,400 Frontier telecommunication workers in Virginia and West Virginia.
US emergency departments report significant increase in opioid overdoses among all age groups, including infants
By Shelley Connor, 8 March 2018
Recent studies demonstrate that emergency department visits for opioid overdose increased by 30 percent across the United States in 2017.
By Jerry White and Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2018
The suppression of the strike is the result of the deliberate effort of the trade unions to prevent the struggle of teachers from developing into a movement of the entire working class against the capitalist system.
Agents and war commanders
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
Dozens of former CIA and military operatives are running as Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018.
By Will Morrow, 7 March 2018
The deal does not address the central demand of teachers—an end to soaring health care costs—while it pays for inadequate wage increases through cuts to Medicaid and other social programs.
By Niles Niemuth, 7 March 2018
Among those reportedly opposed to Trump’s trade war policy are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and retired Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense.
“West Virginia teachers have shown us team effort and organization”
By Nancy Hanover, 7 March 2018
Oklahoma teachers are demanding statewide strike action to reverse years of declining living standards, increasing class sizes and budget cuts to K-12 education.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 March 2018
The Department of Homeland Security is using a legal pretext to separate children from their parents so the parents can be jailed.
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018
This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 March 2018
Every major social conflict reveals in the movement of masses of people essential political relations, testing out and evaluating the validity of political conceptions.
By Jerry White, 6 March 2018
Teachers, school bus drivers, and custodians from across the state converged on Charleston as the walkout of 33,000 school employees continued.
Reject the sellout deal that robs Medicaid from school children
By Jerry White, 6 March 2018
On Tuesday morning, the West Virginia governor and the unions announced that a deal had been made to shut down the teachers’ strike.
“If you have one bad illness and go to the hospital, that wipes your income out”
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 March 2018
The teachers’ union has sought to bury the issue of insurance funding as part of its attempt to sell out the strike.
“I think they should keep striking”
By George Marlowe and Andy Thompson, 6 March 2018
Chicago autoworkers expressed their support for the West Virginia teachers on strike and denounced the conditions they face.
By Gabriel Black, 6 March 2018
Catalyst Capital predicts that 2018 will be the biggest stock buyback year on record, with corporations spending $1.2 trillion to push up their share values.
By Jerry White, 5 March 2018
The strike by more than 33,000 teachers and support staff has entered its eighth day and a new and decisive stage.
By our reporters, 5 March 2018
The 1,400 telecom workers began their walkout as more than 33,000 teachers and public employees continued their strike across all 55 counties in the state.
Form rank-and-file committees to expand the strike!
By the Socialist Equality Party, 5 March 2018
The SEP urges striking teachers and school employees to go from impromptu meetings and rallies to the election of rank-and-file strike committees to mobilize the entire working class.