By Socialist Equality Party, 23 January 2017
The only social force that can settle accounts with the capitalist oligarchy is a politically conscious working class, armed with a socialist and internationalist program.
By Barry Grey, 23 January 2017
The new administration is seeking to intimidate and virtually criminalize all criticism or any reporting that diverges from its official line.
WSWS continuing coverage
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 January 2017
The WSWS continues its coverage of Saturday’s anti-Trump protests, in which millions of people participated in over 600 demonstrations around the world.
By Jerry White, 23 January 2017
There has been no explanation as to why, in an unprecedented fashion, ten military officers stood prominently behind Trump during his inaugural address before promptly dispersing.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2017
The former Democratic presidential candidate Sanders also voted to confirm General John Kelly as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
By Shelley Connor, 23 January 2017
A system of storms that developed on the Gulf Coast on Saturday has claimed 18 lives, and continued to threaten through Monday morning.
SEP/IYSSE public meetings
By , 23 January 2017
At these meetings, representatives of the SEP and IYSSE will speak on the significance of Trump’s election and the political perspective that must guide opposition to war, inequality and dictatorship.
The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America, by Ahmed White
By Tom Mackaman, 23 January 2017
If the Little Steel Strike has been ignored by historians, it is perhaps because it does not fit the standard narrative of American labor history.
By a WSWS reporting team, 22 January 2017
Millions of people participated in over 600 demonstrations around the world, spanning every continent, in the largest global protests since the run-up to the Iraq war.
Democrats overwhelmingly back nominees
By Barry Grey, 21 January 2017
The lopsided support of the Democrats for Trump's military nominees highlights the basic agreement of both big business parties on a policy of expanded militarism and war abroad and increased repression at home.
By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2017
Trump’s inaugural address combined nationalistic chest-thumping against foreign countries with bullying demands for patriotism and conformity at home.
More than 200 arrested in Washington DC
By our reporters, 21 January 2017
Police arrested 217 protestors at anti-Trump demonstrations in Washington, D.C. on Friday, as thousands rallied across the country against Trump’s inauguration.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 21 January 2017
The Trudeau Liberal government intends to deepen Canada’s military-strategic cooperation with Washington so as to ensure privileged market access for Canada in a Trump-led America.
By Shelley Connor, 21 January 2017
Newly declassified reports reveal evidence of the CIA’s torture techniques at black sites throughout the world excluded from the official Senate Torture Report released in 2014.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2017
The renewal of the US air war in Libya came amid signs that Russia is exercising increasing influence in the country.
By Don Knowland, 21 January 2017
The recent unrest in Mexico and a nosedive in its president’s approval rating have led to a deepening governmental crisis.
By Marcus Day, 21 January 2017
Lowell Houser, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday for fatally shooting and killing an unarmed man earlier this month.
By Steve Filips, 21 January 2017
The terrible increase in the number of house fire deaths indicates the poor housing conditions faced by the working class.
By George Gallanis, 21 January 2017
If a strike is called, the AFSCME leadership will do everything in its power to quickly end it.
By David Walsh, 21 January 2017
In its coverage of the Donald Trump inauguration and surrounding events, the American media performed as expected: horribly.
By Socialist Equality Party, 20 January 2017
History has caught up with American capitalism. The protracted process of economic and social decay has been covered over for decades with democratic phrases that served to disguise the gap between the official political myths and the underlying reality. But the mask has now come off.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 January 2017
The Trump transition team is developing a federal budget proposal containing historic cuts, based on a blueprint drawn up by the right-wing Heritage Foundation.
By Jerry White, 20 January 2017
Over the past weeks major US- and foreign-based automakers have announced they will maintain or expand production in the US and, in some cases, trim back operations in Mexico.
By our reporter, 20 January 2017
The flood of cash from the wealthy and big business is a down payment for tax cuts for the rich that will be worth billions.
By Shelley Connor, 20 January 2017
Although the Department of Homeland Security cannot identify a “specific, credible threat” to the transfer of power on January 20, security for the inauguration will be particularly stringent.
By Christopher Tiberio, 20 January 2017
With an explosion of the city’s homeless population, the NYPD has taken control of security in the shelters as a way to monitor and terrorize their temporary residents.
“We should take a stand and reject this contract”
By a WSWS reporting team, 20 January 2017
New York transit workers will be voting on a tentative agreement that will continue the erosion of their living standards and working conditions.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 January 2017
The trajectory of Innis provided a stark exposure of the reactionary politics of black nationalism.
By Patrick Martin, 19 January 2017
All but one Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to approve Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense.
By Zaida Green, 19 January 2017
Representative Tom Price, named to head the Department of Health and Human Services, testified before a Senate committee.
By Barry Grey, 19 January 2017
Obama portrayed the new government of billionaires, ex-generals and ultra-right ideologues as part of the normal “ebb-and-flow” of politics.
By Nick Beams, 19 January 2017
Trump’s remarks to the Wall Street Journal were in line with the anti-China rhetoric that marked his election campaign.
By Shelley Connor, 19 January 2017
The flood of cash from the wealthy and big business is a down payment for tax cuts for the rich that will be worth billions.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 19 January 2017
Amidst a broader wave of anti-Trump protests leading up to the inauguration on Friday, demonstrations targeting the incoming administration’s immigration policies were held last weekend.
By Roger Jordan, 19 January 2017
Freeland’s appointment exemplifies the Canadian elite’s support for intensifying Washington’s reckless military-strategic offensive against nuclear-armed Russia.
By Matthew Taylor, 19 January 2017
The three employees of a private utilities contractor were killed when they were exposed to a poisonous mixture of hydrogen sulfide and methane gas in an underground drainage ditch.
By Patrick Martin, 18 January 2017
Manning’s trial and imprisonment for leaking evidence of war crimes was itself a crime, for which the US military and Obama administration are responsible.
By Tom Carter, 18 January 2017
The eight justices on the US Supreme Court complained that lower federal courts are not granting immunity to police officers often enough.
By Alan Whyte, 18 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 announced an agreement Monday that will do nothing to stop the erosion of living standards for 38,000 bus and subway workers in New York.
By our reporting team, 18 January 2017
Transit workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site after the Transport Workers Union announced a deal for a new four-year agreement covering 38,000 bus and subway workers employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).
By Alexander Fangmann, 18 January 2017
The immediate end of preferential immigration policies for Cubans is entirely in line with Obama’s role as deporter-in-chief and Trump’s anti-immigrant stance.
By Kate Randall, 17 January 2017
The president-elect gave no specifics on how he will achieve “much lower deductibles,” and a less expensive system in which all Americans are “beautifully covered.”
By Marcus Day, 17 January 2017
The IRS is planning to delay processing billions of dollars in tax refunds to low-income recipients under the pretext of combating tax fraud and identity theft.
By Hector Cordon, 17 January 2017
Record cold and snowfall are leading to perilous conditions for the city’s growing homeless population.
By Evan Blake, 17 January 2017
The hosting of far-right Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, and the event's cancellation due to protests, mark the politically charged atmosphere leading up to Trump's inauguration.
By Shannon Jones, 17 January 2017
Published details of the agreement include a major attack on health care benefits and a derisory pay increase.
John Lewis, Donald Trump and the demise of the “civil rights” establishment
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2017
The former civil rights leader and longtime Democratic congressman has now joined the campaign to prepare US public opinion for war with Russia.
By Shannon Jones, 16 January 2017
The rally, addressed by former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, was part of a series throughout the country, with Democrats posturing as opponents of Republican plans to attack health care.
By Shelley Connor, 16 January 2017
While the media glowingly reviews Obama’s legacy over the last eight years, sobering reports point to significant declines in living standards among young people.
In wake of Trump election victory
By Gabriel Black, 16 January 2017
Bank share prices and profits have surged in anticipation of the installation of Trump, who has packed his cabinet with Wall Street insiders and pledged to remove regulations.
By Philip Guelpa, 16 January 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs New York City’s buses and subways, is tens of billions of dollars in debt.
By Kate Randall, 14 January 2017
Trump and the Republicans are opposing Obamacare, itself a pro-corporate attack on health care for working people, from the right, moving to dismantle Medicaid and strip more people of health coverage.
Only days before Trump’s inauguration
By George Gallanis, 14 January 2017
Under new rules imposed by the Obama administration, the NSA can share the personal communications data of millions of people with 16 other US intelligence agencies.
By Zaida Green, 14 January 2017
Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” central repair team had at least one supervisor that was an active FBI informant who was paid $500 and subsequently discovered allegedly incriminating evidence.
By Tim Rivers, 14 January 2017
A contract worker, Ricky Mcintosh, died Wednesday morning after a fall from an overhead crane.
“The union is not for us”
By Shannon Jones, 14 January 2017
With layoffs scheduled for March 5, workers are facing temporary plant closures that play havoc with their lives and finances.
By Tom Eley, 13 January 2017
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 24-3 to waive the legal restriction preventing the approval of a secretary of defense who has not been out of the military for at least seven years.
By Brad Dixon, 13 January 2017
Robert F. Kennedy has for the past decade promoted the debunked claim that vaccinations are linked to autism, which was also supported by Trump during his campaign.
By a reporter, 13 January 2017
The wide-ranging investigation will include FBI Director Comey’s letter to Congress on October 28, which Democrats claim tipped a closely fought election to Trump.
By Shelley Connor, 13 January 2017
Firefighters arrived at the scene quickly, but the three-storey, 107-year-old home was already completely engulfed in flames.
By James Brewer, 13 January 2017
An overflow crowd of anxious and angry residents wasn’t buying the rosy scenario presented by officials on the Flint water crisis.
By Debra Watson and Zac Corrigan, 13 January 2017
State officials used aggressive collection measures to force tens of thousands of unemployed workers to pay back benefits based on false accusations of fraud.
By Andre Damon, 12 January 2017
Senators from both parties took turns denouncing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, autocrat and murderer.
By Vernon Stevens, 12 January 2017
Transit workers, who have not had a raise since 2014, will be voting on the agreement, which undoubtedly contains major concession on pay and out-of-pocket health expenses.
By George Marlowe, 12 January 2017
Jamal Parks died from a gunshot wound to the head in Deerfield, Illinois, in the midst of a dangerous police shootout aboard a passenger-filled train.
By Esther Galen, 12 January 2017
A recent survey of adults in 11 advanced countries placed the United States dead last in access to medical care and affordability.
By Patrick Martin, 12 January 2017
Trump’s press conference Wednesday morning was an hour-long demonstration of oligarchic arrogance and contempt for democratic principles that has no parallel in modern American history.
By George Gallanis, 12 January 2017
The issues raised by this violent and cruel incident can be properly understood only by placing it within its socio-economic and political context.
By Patrick Martin, 11 January 2017
The confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions made clear that the Trump administration will be the most right-wing in American history, and Democrats will do nothing to oppose it.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 January 2017
The release of the documents appears to be a last-ditch effort by sections of the intelligence apparatus to prevent the inauguration of Trump, which is only 10 days away.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 January 2017
In a speech as banal as dishonest, Obama boasted of the supposed progress achieved during his eight years as president while warning that the social inequality he has helped foster poses a threat to democracy.
By our reporters, 11 January 2017
Teamsters Local 2010, which represents over 12,000 UC administrative, support and clerical staff, staged a limited one-day strike Tuesday.
An attempt to appease anger over student loan debt
By Josh Varlin, 11 January 2017
Whether or not Cuomo’s proposal is enacted this year, it is clearly aimed at appeasing the anger among workers and young people at growing inequality and attacks on living standards.
By Evan Winters, 11 January 2017
Members of Cleveland Iron Workers Local 17 are being forced by their union to vote on whether to cut current pensions in half, or lose everything within ten years.
By Tom Hall and Barry Grey, 11 January 2017
The main thrust of Sanders’ remarks was to assure the incoming administration that he and his Democratic Party allies will do nothing to seriously challenge Trump’s right-wing policies.
As Senate confirmation hearings begin
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2017
Jared Kushner will be the seventh billionaire to take a top position in the Trump administration.
By Shannon Jones, 10 January 2017
The walkout by 463 drivers and mechanics is the first by transit workers in Dayton in nearly 60 years.
By Genevieve Leigh, 10 January 2017
Reports from friends and family continue to emerge regarding the toll that Esteban Santiago’s time in Iraq took on his mental state.
By John Marion, 10 January 2017
According to official statistics, the Massachusetts economy is booming, but Republican Charlie Baker will not consider corporate tax increases to pay for lifesaving social programs.
By Joseph Kishore, 10 January 2017
For Obama and the privileged social layers that surround the Democratic Party, a legacy can be crafted with honeyed phrases and clever marketing. Millions of people, however, will judge the administration by its actions.
Racial politics in the service of the CIA
By Tom Hall, 10 January 2017
Blow’s column is a demonstration of the pro-imperialist, right-wing orientation of the liberal, upper-middle class Democratic Party layers that are obsessively focused on racial and identity politics.
By Hiram Lee, 10 January 2017
The Obama administration hosted an all-star farewell party at the White House this weekend, and celebrities from throughout the film and music industries came to pay their respects.
By Jerry White, 9 January 2017
The Ohio-based retailer The Limited’s decision to close 250 stores and eliminate 4,000 jobs follows store-closing announcements by Macy’s and Sears.
By Alan Whyte, 9 January 2017
Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials have praised state Democrats who have overseen the attack on workers’ wages and pensions.
“The working class needs better health care, wages, and retirement.”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 January 2017
Transit workers who came to the mass membership meeting spoke to the WSWS about their most pressing concerns.
By E.P. Milligan, 9 January 2017
While it is clear that the use of lethal force by the officer who shot Daniel Ficker was excessive and illegitimate, criminal charges were quickly ruled out.
By Shelley Connor, 9 January 2017
For years, the Pentagon has maintained that child abuse is less common and less severe in military homes than it is among the civilian population.
By Andre Damon, 9 January 2017
Despite the absence of any factual evidence in the report released last week by US intelligence agencies on alleged Russian hacking, the media campaign for war shows no signs of abating.
By Patrick Martin, 7 January 2017
The declassified version of the report that was delivered to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump consists of unsupported assertions by the CIA, FBI and NSA.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 January 2017
Five people were killed after a 26-year-old former army soldier, a veteran of the Iraq war, opened fire in the baggage claim area of the airport.
By Shannon Jones, 7 January 2017
In a confrontation recorded on video, plant management called police on protesting workers after robbing them of promised severance pay.
By Kate Randall, 7 January 2017
Obamacare has set the stage for an intensified assault on Medicare, the government insurance program for seniors and the disabled, and Medicaid, the insurance program for the poor.
By Tom Hall, 7 January 2017
The December jobs report for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that the American economy added 156,000 jobs last month, less than the 175,000 expected by economists.
By Tom Carter, 7 January 2017
Virtually no one has been allowed to read the 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture, and a concerted effort is underway to make sure that nobody is able to read it in the future.
By Nancy Hanover, 7 January 2017
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor, a new book by sociologist Alexes Harris, shows how legal financial obligations (LFOs) penalize the poorest among us.
By Tom Hall, 6 January 2017
Yesterday’s hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee provided an opportunity for senators to kowtow before the US intelligence agencies and bray for war against Russia.
By Nick Beams, 6 January 2017
The Federal Reserve open market committee forecast a gradual rise in interest rates, and made clear it would take action to prevent wages from rising substantially.
By Zaida Green, 6 January 2017
The pharmaceutical companies, operating like hedge funds, cornered the markets on drugs for rare and life-threatening conditions to maximize profits.
By Jessica Goldstein, 6 January 2017
With a stop-gap budget having expired on December 31, higher education and social services throughout the state have been left without funding.
By Patrick Martin, 6 January 2017
At Thursday’s congressional hearing, US Senators seemed to be in competition to demonstrate the most abject loyalty to the intelligence agencies.