By Shannon Jones, 2 September 2014
The move is part of a deal based on huge concessions imposed on American auto workers
By Alexander Fangmann, 2 September 2014
With the government experiencing a cash crunch, Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez has announced a bid to sell Citgo for $10 billion.
By Gabriel Black, 2 September 2014
While Democratic Party speakers urged faith in Obama, a section of the protest broke away to demonstrate at the local police station.
A call to action
2 September 2014
The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Action Committee are holding a public meeting September 9 to mobilize the working class throughout the Detroit area against water shutoffs.
By Douglas Lyons, 2 September 2014
The homeless rate in Pueblo, Colorado has ballooned by 75 percent since January 2014.
The human toll of slump and part-time employment
By Fred Mazelis, 2 September 2014
Maria Fernandes worked part-time at three separate Dunkin’ Donuts.
By Jake Dean, 2 September 2014
The UFCW is keeping secret all details of the new tentative contract.
By Hiram Lee, 2 September 2014
Country music icon Willie Nelson marks a successful return to songwriting with his latest album.
By Matthew MacEgan, 30 August 2014
The Truthy database has drawn sharp criticism from free speech advocates.
By Gabriel Black, 30 August 2014
The shooting comes amid a wave of police killings throughout the United States.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 August 2014
The development of sophisticated crowd control doctrines by the military is an expression of the far advanced preparations of the US elite for dictatorship.
By Hector Cordon, 30 August 2014
After nearly two years of negotiations, longshoremen will return to work on the basis of a contract nearly identical to the one they rejected in December of 2012.
By Thomas Gaist and Shannon Jones, 28 August 2014
The WSWS spoke to many of the hundreds of workers and retirees who are seeking to keep their water from being cut off.
By Niles Williamson, 28 August 2014
CNN published an audio recording Monday indicating that the officer who killed Michael Brown paused between barrages of gunfire, shooting at least 10 rounds.
By Mike Ingram, 28 August 2014
Recent scenes on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri were reminiscent of the massive mobilization of police and military personnel following the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013.
By Patrick Martin, 28 August 2014
Once reveling in the title “chain-gang Charlie” for his savage law-and-order policies, Crist has been nominated by the Democratic Party for the upcoming gubernatorial election.
By Stuart Winter, 28 August 2014
A recent NASA satellite survey contains “shock” findings on water loss.
By Tom Hall, 28 August 2014
The so-called “Nola Patrol” will cover the French Quarter, paid for by a voluntary assessment on the city's hotels.
By Nancy Hanover, 28 August 2014
For-profit charter school businessmen are spearheading an attempted modification of the Ohio Constitution to eliminate its guarantee of public education.
By Norisa Diaz, 28 August 2014
The response of workers in Bell is a rejection of the right-wing xenophobia earlier on view in the city of Murrieta.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 August 2014
Obama delivered a militarist speech Tuesday to the American Legion convention amid reports that US air strikes could begin in Syria by the end of this week.
By Andre Damon, 27 August 2014
Two weeks after the eruption of protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the police murder of Michael Brown, the Obama administration is hoping to bury popular opposition to its policies together with the young man’s body.
“The cops don’t respect anyone”
By our reporters, 27 August 2014
The WSWS spoke to workers in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri during and following the funeral service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old youth shot by police on August 9.
By Shannon Jones, 27 August 2014
Over the course of the past several days, three more young men have died in the US at the hands of the police.
By Eric London, 27 August 2014
In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state.
By Angelo Bosworth and Hector Cordon, 27 August 2014
A request to provide financial assistance for hundreds of individuals impacted by wild fires was rejected by FEMA.
By Jill Lux, 27 August 2014
After last year’s military campaign in northern Mali, Paris is launching expanded military operations in West Africa.
By Thomas Gaist and D’Artagnan Collier, 25 August 2014
With water shutoffs set to resume Tuesday, some two thousand desperate residents flooded into Cobo Hall in an effort to maintain their service.
“They treat us like savages!”
By WSWS reporters, 25 August 2014
Detroit workers and unemployed residents spoke to the WSWS outside the Cobo Water Fair in downtown Detroit Saturday.
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2014
The Obama administration’s latest settlement with Bank of America imposes a wrist-slap fine and shields bankers from prosecution.
By Matt Rigel, 23 August 2014
Residents of the Twin Cities, Minnesota were startled as low-flying combat helicopters buzzed over working class districts in mock nighttime exercises.
By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2014
The Chinese intercept of a US spy plane took place 200 kilometres from Hainan Island, home to sensitive Chinese air and naval bases.
By Fred Mazelis, 23 August 2014
De Blasio and his advisers have sought to claim the mantle of “progressivism” within the Democratic Party.
By Matthew MacEgan, 23 August 2014
A recent study has shown that rehabilitating homeless people is actually more cost effective than keeping them on the streets and arresting them.
By Andre Damon, 22 August 2014
St. Louis police released a video depicting the shooting Tuesday of 23-year-old Kajieme Powell, just ten days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that led to mass protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Gabriel Black, 22 August 2014
The actual financial hit of BoA is far less than the $16.7 billion price tag touted by the Obama administration.
By Jake Dean, 22 August 2014
New reports continue to expose worsening economic conditions for millions.
By Andre Damon, 21 August 2014
The basic purpose of Holder’s visit was to underline the administration’s support for the police crackdown, while mobilizing so-called “community leaders” allied to the Democratic Party to defuse the protests.
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.