By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2016
The 2016 election offers the American people the “choice” between the two most reactionary candidates in modern US history.
By Samuel Davidson and Douglas Lyons, 20 October 2016
The strike by Pennsylvania faculty is an expression of growing social opposition among different sections of workers in the run-up to the US election.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 October 2016
A 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment in monthly checks will be completely eaten up by increased Medicare premiums.
By Shelley Connor, 20 October 2016
A recent report by Georgetown Law Center reveals that half of American adults are in photo recognition databases maintained by law enforcement agencies.
By our reporter, 20 October 2016
Both district officials and union leaders are hailing as a success a contract that will escalate the attack on teachers, while paving the way for the closure of more public schools.
By Jeff Lusanne, 20 October 2016
The American Federation of Teachers has helped craft a new contract for charter school teachers in Chicago that mirrors a concessions contract accepted for public school teachers.
By Barry Grey, 20 October 2016
As Sanders continues to hustle votes for Clinton, while saying nothing about her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial malefactors, there is about him a palpable odor of dishonesty and cynicism.
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 October 2016
Workers in the second week of their strike against the multinational glass maker are determined to resist further attacks on working conditions, health insurance and pay.
20 October 2016
In the two weeks before the US elections, Jerry White will be giving meetings in Canada and the US West Coast, and Niles Niemuth will be traveling throughout the Midwest.
By Jordan Shilton, 19 October 2016
The offensive on Mosul not only threatens the city’s more than 1 million residents, but is intensifying the ethnic and regional conflicts in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2016
Indiana state police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project and confiscated equipment and filled-out voter applications.
By Zaida Green, 19 October 2016
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, now 45, has never been charged with a crime.
By Alan Whyte, 19 October 2016
Nearly 6,000 bus, subway and trolley operators, cashiers and mechanics have voted to stop work if a new labor agreement is not reached by October 31.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 October 2016
The US political establishment is prepared to use whatever measures are required to prevent a further exposure of the real social and political interests underlying the grotesque 2016 presidential contest.
By Jerry White, 19 October 2016
Jerry White, the SEP candidate for US president, condemns the escalation of US military violence and calls on workers to attend the November 5 conference “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War.”
By our reporters, 19 October 2016
Huntington residents spoke with SEP candidate Naomi Spencer about the US elections, poor social conditions, and the need for an independent political movement of the working class.
By Eric London, 19 October 2016
A tentative agreement announced by the Chicago Teachers Union, and praised by the ISO, would mark a new stage in the attack on teachers and on public education.
By Shannon Jones, 18 October 2016
Workers at the Libbey Glass plant in Toledo are continuing a strike that began October 12 after they rejected an inadequate wage offer and work rule concessions.
By Phyllis Steele, 18 October 2016
Teachers rejected a contract backed by the unions and the entire political establishment that would accelerate the attack on public education.
By Barry Grey, 18 October 2016
The reactionary character of Trump’s claims that the US election is “rigged” does not lend any credibility to the self-righteous and hypocritical response of the Democratic Party.
By Tom Carter, 17 October 2016
Hillary Clinton’s lavishly paid speeches to gatherings of Wall Street multi-millionaires reveal why she is the favored candidate of the corporate and financial elite.
By Nick Beams, 17 October 2016
A conference convened by the Boston Federal Reserve revealed that neither the Fed nor bourgeois economics in general has an answer to the stagnation of the US and global economy.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 October 2016
A recent study conducted by the Black Youth Project at University of Chicago reveals the precarious financial situation for the layer of the population 18 to 30 years old.
By Philip Guelpa, 17 October 2016
Chronically poor maintenance by the private landlord, facilitated by the city, creates dangerous and deadly conditions for working class tenants.
By Shelley Connor, 15 October 2016
A slowly unwinding catastrophe is ravaging the US state of North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, killing at least 24 people and leaving thousands homeless.
By Tom Eley, 15 October 2016
The email listing Citigroup’s personnel choices for cabinet posts came three days after the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was signed into law.
By Patrick Martin, 14 October 2016
The speech delivered by the Republican presidential nominee Thursday in Florida was the manifesto for a fascist movement to emerge from his campaign.
By Matt Rigel and Anthony Bertolt, 14 October 2016
The contract presented and supported by the MNA is nearly identical to proposals previously rejected four times by nurses, who had been on strike for six weeks.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 October 2016
As many as 38 people have died in the US and tens of thousands continue to be impacted in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which came ashore late last week.
By Gary Joad, 13 October 2016
The investigation of prison conditions in Alabama coincides with the largest prison strike in US history, a protest action that is being virtually blacked out by the corporate media.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2016
The Republican presidential candidate is shifting his focus toward building an extra-parliamentary fascistic movement for the period that follows the November 8 election.
The November 5 conference, “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War,” and the building of a new movement against imperialist war
By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 12 October 2016
Despite the extreme dangers facing the population of the entire world, outside of the International Committee of the Fourth International, there is no organized movement against imperialist war.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2016
The email exchange between Clinton and her campaign manager lays bare the criminality and hypocrisy of the US war for regime change.
By Peter Symonds, 12 October 2016
In advance of Duterte’s trip next week to China, his defence secretary announced a suspension of joint exercises with the US in the South China Sea.
By Kristina Betinis, 12 October 2016
As teachers angrily denounce concessions in the CTU’s tentative agreement, the International Socialist Organization is painting the settlement as a victory against Rahm Emanuel.
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 12 October 2016
The WSWS calls on nurses to reject the sellout contract and combine this rejection with a political mobilization of the working class in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and beyond.
Notes on police violence
By Zaida Green, 12 October 2016
Two-thirds of those identified so far were white, underscoring the fact that police violence in America is fundamentally a class question, affecting poor and working class people of all races.
By Alex Lantier, 12 October 2016
The New Anticapitalist Party’s agitation for a direct Western intervention in Syria is indistinguishable from the propaganda of the CIA and the French media.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 October 2016
The agreement was announced before midnight in order to prevent a strike and risk a rebellion by teachers against the Democratic Party ahead of the presidential elections.
By Evan Winters, 11 October 2016
On strike for over a week, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians and staff are fighting to preserve a world-class arts institution.
By Hector Cordon, 11 October 2016
Democratic and Republican state politicians, along with the media, have launched yet another campaign in their efforts to destroy public employees’ pensions.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2016
The generally degraded state of American politics entered a new low this weekend following the release of video showing Republican candidate Donald Trump boasting of his ability to use his position of wealth and celebrity to assault women.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2016
The airstrike on a funeral hall in the capital of Sanaa is the worst in a long series of war crimes carried out with the backing of Washington.
By Alex Lantier, 10 October 2016
A US attack on Syrian government targets, which is being actively discussed by the White House, could trigger war between the world’s main nuclear-armed powers.
By Kumaran Ira, 10 October 2016
French imperialism is laying out an aggressive military strategy in the Asia-Pacific as Washington intensifies its war drive against China.
By Tom Carter, 10 October 2016
In private speeches to financial tycoons, Hillary Clinton bragged that she did all she could to make sure Wall Street continued to prosper.
By Shelley Connor, 10 October 2016
Hurricane Matthew wrought significant damage in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday.
By Philip Guelpa, 10 October 2016
A collision between a commuter train and a work train on Long Island is only the latest in a series of rail accidents in the New York metropolitan area.
By Mike Ingram, 10 October 2016
Harvard University Dining Services workers are continuing their strike over health care and wages, the first since 1983.
“This is everyone’s fight”
By Anthony Bertolt, 7 October 2016
The Allina nurses, who have been on strike for over a month at five hospitals, voted down a contract that would exchange their health care for more expensive plans.
By Brad Dixon, 7 October 2016
As with all natural disasters in the United States, Hurricane Matthew will reveal the stark social inequalities that characterize all facets of American life.
By Jerry White, 6 October 2016
Strikes by nurses, orchestra musicians other sections of public and private sector workers reveals the broad scope of social opposition in the United States.
By Kate Randall, 6 October 2016
The strike by Harvard University Dining Services workers is the first since 1983, and the first ever during the academic year.
By Samuel Davidson, 6 October 2016
Professors and faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike against cuts to health benefits and the expanded use of adjunct professors.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 October 2016
The revelation further reveals the near-seamless collusion of the major internet and telecommunications firms with the US intelligence apparatus.
By Carlos Delgado and James Brewer, 6 October 2016
October 1 marked the anniversary of the first acknowledgement by the governor of Michigan of the Flint water crisis, which poisoned an entire city.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2016
Most of the 90-minute vice presidential debate consisted of unintelligible squabbling, but the Democratic and Republican candidates agreed on the overriding issue of war.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 October 2016
Sanders’ bid to drum up support for Clinton in a series of campaign appearances this week is based on sophistries and lies.
By Zaida Green, 5 October 2016
The unidentified young man was shot to death just a day after the fatal shooting of another youth, 18-year-old Carnell Snell, Jr.
By Sandy English, 5 October 2016
A new surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News shows paramedics covering and then uncovering the corpse of Ramarley Graham, who was killed by police in 2012.
Live online forum with SEP presidential candidates
5 October 2016
On October 7, at 7:00 Eastern Time, SEP candidates Jerry White and Niles Niemuth will join SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore to discuss the state of US politics one month before the election.
One year since the official acknowledgment of the Flint water crisis
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 5 October 2016
The Socialist Equality Party fights for the only viable program to address the disaster inflicted on the residents of Flint, Michigan.
By Patrick Martin, 4 October 2016
The tax dodges that Trump employed provide a glimpse of the real nature of the “free market” system, in which working people are systematically exploited to boost the wealth of the super-rich.
By Shannon Jones, 4 October 2016
The nationalist ravings of Trump dovetail with the UAW’s corporatist program based on the subordination of the working class to the interests of the American auto companies.
By Alex Gonzalez and Nick Barrickman, 4 October 2016
White spoke before an audience of students, workers and members of the community at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale about the dangers of war.
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2016
US police killed at least 19 men last week. Ranging in ages from 18 to 53, the victims were shot, tased or, in one case, beaten and asphyxiated.
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 October 2016
Recently-released video shows an officer firing deadly shots at unarmed Olango less than two minutes after arriving on the scene.
By Dan Conway and John Andrews, 3 October 2016
Pasadena police officers dispatched to assist with a disturbed man, tased, beat and ultimately asphyxiated Reginald Thomas, Jr., a father of eight, in front of his family.
By Fred Mazelis, 3 October 2016
The musicians in both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony face demands for concessions from wealthy patrons and management.
By Alan Whyte, 3 October 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration began an audit of the New Jersey Transit rail system in June, fining it nearly $335,000 for 33 federal regulation safety violations in 2013-2015.
By Jessica Goldstein, 3 October 2016
The death of Jonathan Arrizola comes amid a wave of layoffs at the US Steel mill in Gary, Indiana and rising complaints over unsafe conditions.
Defeat MNA sellout!
By Ron Jorgenson, 3 October 2016
The fact that the unions could bring such a sellout agreement to a vote only underscores the need for nurses to take the conduct of the strike into their own hands.
By Gary Joad, 1 October 2016
The first-ever national strike by federal and state prisoners began September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, to protest against zero or low wages for prison labor.
By Kevin Martinez, 1 October 2016
The videos have been released in an effort to quell dissent, after the San Diego suburb saw three nights of protests and the deployment of riot police.
By Alex Lantier, 30 September 2016
The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine set off a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as US officials charged that Moscow had shot down the jetliner.
By Alan Whyte, 30 September 2016
The tragedy is yet another expression of the disastrous state of US infrastructure, which has suffered decades of cuts.
As union heads scramble to settle
By Kristina Betinis, 30 September 2016
After nearly a year and a half without a contract, the teachers union has set a walkout date for October 11.
Notes on police violence
By George Gallanis, 30 September 2016
Mardis was shot as he sat in his father’s car when police emptied 18 rounds into the vehicle, severely injuring the unarmed man and killing the boy instantly.
By Barry Grey, 29 September 2016
Sanders evidently believes the American people are infinitely gullible and cannot see through a “political revolution” that consists of supporting the favored candidate of the financial aristocracy and the CIA.
By Norisa Diaz, 29 September 2016
The killing of Alfred Olango one week after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott has sparked demonstrations in the impoverished San Diego suburb.
By Samuel Davidson and James Brewer, 29 September 2016
Belated lead-in-water testing by Pittsburgh authorities showed dangerously high levels of lead in 43 percent of homes.
By Jessica Goldstein, 29 September 2016
The announcement of mass layoffs at the largest employer in the US comes amid a wave of cuts in the retail industry.
By Charles Abelard, 28 September 2016
Police shot and killed Nathan DeSai after he opened fire on passersby near his home early Monday morning, wounding nine.
By Zaida Green, 28 September 2016
Congress has until Friday at midnight to pass funding legislation for the new fiscal year and prevent a shutdown of the federal government.
By Alan Gilman, 28 September 2016
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem before NFL games, in protest of racial injustice and police brutality, has continued to gain support.
By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2016
Clinton used the debate to continue the war-mongering diatribes against Russia that have dominated her campaign, along with her attacks on Trump as a stooge of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Patrick Martin, 27 September 2016
The 90-minute exercise in reaction and backwardness was an indictment not only of the candidates, but also of the political system that produced them.
By Ron Jorgenson, 27 September 2016
The federal mediator's recall of both sides indicates that the company, union and Democratic Party are preparing to force through a sellout contract against the resistance of striking nurses.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2016
The first debate of the presidential election campaign takes place under conditions of growing crisis, both at home and abroad.
By Tom Carter, 26 September 2016
In an effort to quell ongoing unrest, officials in Charlotte, North Carolina released videos Saturday that show portions of Keith Scott’s fatal encounter with police officers on September 20.
By Nick Barrickman, 26 September 2016
Authorities have refused to release information on whether Austin M. Baier had been armed or whether he had in any way threatened deputy Tyler Reiff.
By Evan Blake, 26 September 2016
With his veto, Obama is seeking to maintain ties with the monarchy in Saudi Arabia by stifling any inquiries into its role in the 9/11 attacks.
By Douglas Lyons, 26 September 2016
A recent report underscores the economic decline workers have experienced over the past half century while the super-rich carried out a “radical redistribution” of wealth.
“I’d say it’s the worst election ever”
By Eric London and Thomas Gaist, 26 September 2016
In working class cities, suburbs and rural towns across the United States, the hatred for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is palpable.
By our reporter, 26 September 2016
The accomplishment followed efforts of SEP members in Louisiana, who traveled throughout the state’s six congressional districts to get the required electors.
“Democracy doesn’t exist in the United States”
By the IYSSE, 26 September 2016
The IYSSE interviewed students and youth across the country at student welcome week events at the beginning of the school year.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2016
As with virtually every other terrorist act on American soil since 9/11, the latest bombings were carried out by someone known to US intelligence agencies.
Live online discussion with WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh
23 September 2016
Today, September 23, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the WSWS is hosting an online discussion with David Walsh that will be broadcast live on the WSWS Facebook page, fb.com/wsws.org.