By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2017
Seven congressional committees are now engaged in investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, including contacts with the Trump campaign.
By Mike Ingram, 20 February 2017
The rally coincided with the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS) at the nearby Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston.
By Tom Hall, 20 February 2017
Total US household debt is expected to surpass levels reached just prior to the subprime mortgage crisis that triggered the 2008 Recession.
“If you attack one school, you attack them all”
By Shannon Jones, 20 February 2017
As opposition mounts to the threat by state officials to close dozens of schools in Detroit and other cities, the unions and Democrats are stepping in to smother it.
By Ron Barzel and Brad Dixon, 20 February 2017
The current deficit amounts to 10 percent of the entire budget for the Baltimore City school system, which has an enrollment of around 82,000 students.
By Jessica Goldstein, 20 February 2017
Although lead contamination in the area has been known of for decades, no substantial efforts were made to address the toxin until recently.
By Brad Dixon, 20 February 2017
Unable to procure the drugs needed for lethal injections, the Arizona department of corrections is inviting lawyers for death row inmates to provide the drugs to be used to kill their clients.
By George Marlowe, 20 February 2017
Republican Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa signed a bill that would entail mid-year budget cuts of over $118 million, the bulk of which hit public schools and higher education.
By Eric London, 20 February 2017
The attack on immigrants has been prepared by both the Democratic and Republican parties, which have jointly cultivated a climate of anti-immigrant xenophobia to advance their policies of war and social counterrevolution.
By Alan Whyte, 20 February 2017
Less than one-third of those eligible to vote actually ratified the 28-month-long contract, which does nothing to improve wages, health and pension benefits and work conditions.
By Daniel de Vries, 18 February 2017
Former Oklahoma attorney general and anti-regulation zealot Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday.
By Andre Damon, 18 February 2017
Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary news conference, the ferocious battle over imperialist policy between contending factions of the ruling class is intensifying.
By Eric London, 18 February 2017
The proposals outlined in a memo obtained by the AP would require the imposition of de facto martial law across broad swaths of the United States.
As Trump promotes America First nationalism at South Carolina Boeing plant
By Shannon Jones, 18 February 2017
The UAW is ramping up its promotion of economic nationalism in line with the reactionary America First demagogy of the Trump administration.
By Kate Randall, 18 February 2017
The proposals would roll back Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and convert the program to either a per capita cap or a block grant to the states.
By Marcus Day, 18 February 2017
Iowa’s Republican-controlled state government enacted legislation Friday gutting collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public workers.
By David Walsh, 18 February 2017
Predictably, America’s late-night comics and television talk show hosts have joined the right-wing campaign to depict Trump as an ally or even pawn of Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2017
The press conference was unlike anything seen in modern American history, as the US president traded insults with journalists and engaged in a bitter battle with his nemeses in the media.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 February 2017
The protests including work stoppages, marches and student sick-outs, and were directed against the Trump administration’s actions against immigrants and refugees.
By Jerry White, 17 February 2017
The IAM’s record of collaboration with Boeing’s attack on jobs and living standards did far more to repel workers than the campaign against the union by the aerospace giant.
By James Brewer, 17 February 2017
An improvement in water lead levels is the pretext for cutting off water bill subsidies to Flint residents and resuming water shutoffs.
By Warren Duzak, 17 February 2017
Police claims that Jocques Scott Clemmons had assaulted the officer who eventually killed him as he left his car during a traffic stop have been shown to be demonstrably false.
By Nick Rodriguez, 17 February 2017
The disturbing incident, which took place last year but was only recently made public, sheds a stark light on the harsh realities of life confronting the working class.
On eve of GM Detroit layoffs
By Shannon Jones, 17 February 2017
The UAW is collaborating with GM to lay off some 1,300 workers at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant while trying to divert anger with a reactionary “Buy American” campaign.
By Naomi Spencer, 17 February 2017
Last week, Louisville reported 151 overdoses over four days, 52 of them within a 32-hour period.
By Tom Eley, 16 February 2017
The warfare within the ruling class is being waged along a front that extends from the intelligence agencies through the Republican Party and into the Trump White House itself.
By Joseph Kishore, 16 February 2017
Trump’s critics in the media and political establishment are seeking to disorient the opposition of workers and youth to Trump and corral it behind the war plans of the CIA.
By a reporter, 16 February 2017
Puzder faced opposition from both the right wing of the Republican Party and all Senate Democrats.
By Zaida Green, 16 February 2017
Among those being threatened with deportation is 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina, who was granted deferred leave and a work permit under the Obama administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2017
Both the US president and the Israeli prime minister referred to a “regional” approach based on securing the support of Arab Sunni despots for an escalation of militarism against Iran.
“This is a big kick for families that are already struggling.”
By Zac Corrigan, 16 February 2017
Thousands of evacuees from beneath the eroded Oroville dam sheltered their families at the fairgrounds in Chico, California.
By Ben McGrath, 16 February 2017
Billions of dollars in dam repairs needed around the United States are not being made, putting countless lives at risk.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2017
Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, proposed defending the “Western order of values” by means of a massive increase in military spending.
By Peter Symonds, 16 February 2017
The UN warned of “further significant steps” if Pyongyang did not halt its testing and called on UN members “to redouble their efforts” to implement existing sanctions.
By Shelley Connor, 16 February 2017
On February 15 protests took place throughout the US as part of a “Day of Action” against the pipeline.
By Keith Jones, 16 February 2017
Under a deal announced earlier this week, India will become a major service and repair hub for the US Seventh Fleet—the armada that is central to US war preparations against China.
Columnist Myles E. Johnson on Beyoncé at the Grammys
By David Walsh, 16 February 2017
The February 14 op-ed piece in the Times by Myles E. Johnson (“What Beyoncé Won Was Bigger Than a Grammy”) is an especially repugnant example of racialism.
By Patrick Martin, 15 February 2017
Congressional Democrats are speaking for a large section of the military-intelligence apparatus that is opposed to any lessening of US pressure on Russia.
By Zac Corrigan and Ben McGrath, 15 February 2017
Several days of rain are forecast to begin this evening, meaning residents must be prepared to evacuate again at a moment’s notice.
By Barry Grey, 15 February 2017
While Yellen defended the Dodd-Frank banking law, she repeatedly stated her support for “mitigating” the regulatory “burden” on financial firms.
By Evan Blake, 15 February 2017
Over 600 pages of redacted reports by local police officers, firefighters and building inspectors detail dozens of visits to the Ghost Ship warehouse in recent years.
By Shannon Jones, 15 February 2017
Behind the official paeans to the late billionaire Mike Ilitch lies the reality of a city devastated by the ruthless workings of capitalist “free enterprise.”
By Jerry White, 15 February 2017
The 44-day battle by autoworkers lasted from December 29, 1936 to February 11, 1937. It forced General Motors, then the largest industrial enterprise on the planet, to recognize the recently founded United Auto Workers.
Momentive strikers forced to take pay and health cuts as US owner throws a multi-million-dollar party
By Jerry White, 15 February 2017
As the unions told workers to accept a concession-laden contract, the billionaire who owns a substantial share of Momentive was enjoying a birthday party complete with camels, acrobats and fireworks.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 February 2017
Numerous Grammy Award-winning music artists took to the stage on Sunday’s awards ceremony to criticize the new US administration.
By Ben McGrath, 14 February 2017
The state government ignored clear warnings of an impending disaster at the Oroville dam and gave residents just one hour to evacuate when the emergency spillway began to fail.
By Matthew Brennan, 14 February 2017
The dismissals come as a US congressional committee shuts down the official investigation and reports of more potentially lead-connected deaths emerge.
By J. L’Heureau, 14 February 2017
Lax safety regulations coupled with deteriorating equipment continue to jeopardize the lives of workers in Louisiana.
By Patrick Martin, 13 February 2017
The Trump administration has brought a cabal of fascistic aides into leading roles.
“We urge students and young people to turn to the working class”
By our reporters, 13 February 2017
Last Thursday members of the IYSSE at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor attended and addressed a rally entitled “No to Visa and Immigration Ban.”
By Philip Guelpa, 13 February 2017
Following the intervention of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the union has proposed a contract that addresses none of the demands of the 700 chemical workers.
SEP/IYSSE public meetings
By , 12 February 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.
Stop the attacks on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders and full rights for all workers!
By Barry Grey, 11 February 2017
The brutalization of immigrants is one of the most damning expressions of the bankruptcy of capitalism and the nation-state system to which it is tied.
By Kate Randall, 11 February 2017
Tom Price once wrote, “Nothing has had a greater negative effect on the delivery of health care than the federal government’s intrusion into medicine through Medicare.”
By E.P. Milligan, 11 February 2017
Trump’s executive orders may result in the mass internment of millions of undocumented immigrants and the imposition of effective martial law in major US cities.
By Shelley Connor, 11 February 2017
The number of children living in families with incomes below twice the federal poverty level has increased one percentage point since 2009, the official start of the “economic recovery.”
Budapest Festival Orchestra in New York
By Fred Mazelis, 11 February 2017
Symphony orchestras in major US cities (and many smaller cities as well) have large and growing numbers of immigrants in their ranks, and the music they perform is international in scope and history.
“It’s like we’re working for a temporary agency”
By Shannon Jones, 10 February 2017
With only weeks to go before 1,300 layoffs, opposition is mounting to the job cuts.
By , 10 February 2017
The SEP and the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter have called this meeting to organize and mobilize opposition to the layoffs throughout the region.
By Peter Symonds, 9 February 2017
Trump’s top adviser Steve Bannon declared last March there was “no doubt” that the US would go to war with China over the South China Sea in “five to ten years.”
By Joseph Kishore, 9 February 2017
Events of the past several days have exposed the acute political crisis in the United States and the breakdown of democratic forms of rule.
By Steve Light, 9 February 2017
Though the marches were called against Trump’s anti-immigrant measures, they were also spurred by the Senate’s confirmation of billionaire Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.
By Roger Jordan, 9 February 2017
Trudeau’s Liberal government is moving to expand Canada’s already extensive role in Washington’s wars.
By Marcus Day, 9 February 2017
Workers at the heavy-equipment giant voted by 93 percent to authorize a strike last Thursday.
By Isaac Finn, 9 February 2017
The court’s ruling reverses a recent legal precedent that allows corporations to withhold data related to criminal investigations as long as it is stored abroad.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 February 2017
In its campaign to demonize Russia, the Times editorial board manages to whitewash all of the crimes of US imperialism that the newspaper itself once reported.
By Debra Watson, 8 February 2017
A US District Court judge has agreed to an out of court settlement in the Michigan “robo-fraud” scandal that lets state officials off the hook and leaves thousands of claimants out in the cold.
By Patrick Martin, 8 February 2017
At a hearing Tuesday, three appeals court judges appeared skeptical of the claims by the Trump administration that the travel ban was needed to prevent terrorist attacks on the US.
Confirmation vote as farce: Senate approves billionaire enemy of public schools as secretary of education
By Niles Niemuth, 8 February 2017
Betsy DeVos, who “earned” the position through her family’s donation of $200 million to support Republican candidates, is a supporter of charter schools and privatization.
By Shelley Connor, 8 February 2017
The Army Corps of Engineers has given Energy Transfer Partners the final go-ahead needed to tunnel under Lake Oahe and complete the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
By Nick Barrickman, 8 February 2017
Republican state legislators are attacking the constitutional right of free speech and ability to peacefully assemble.
By Ed Hightower, 8 February 2017
Eliminating the Johnson amendment would allow tax-subsidized political donations funneled through religious institutions.
By Jerry White, 8 February 2017
GM is doling out $14 billion in stock buybacks even as it lays off 3,300 workers in Michigan and Ohio.
By our reporters, 8 February 2017
The strong support provides a powerful rebuttal to NYU’s anti-democratic decision denying the group club status last semester.
By Eric London, 8 February 2017
The former State Department official’s book calling for preemptive nuclear war was warmly received by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
DeVos plans to “rewrite the education playbook for America”
By Nancy Hanover, 7 February 2017
As DeVos’s nomination for US education secretary comes up to a vote, her policies for the destruction of public education are being tested in the State of Michigan.
By Tom Carter, 6 February 2017
Trump took to Twitter to denounce the “so-called judge” who struck down the ban, while Trump’s lawyers argued that the president has “unreviewable authority” over immigration and foreign policy.
By Fred Mazelis, 6 February 2017
Gina Haspel ran the black site prison in Thailand where waterboarding and other gruesome practices were carried out.
By Samuel Davidson, 6 February 2017
More than 100,000 Pittsburgh residents were advised to boil their water before drinking or using it for other needs.
By Gary Joad, 6 February 2017
Walker wants to impose draconian work requirements, drug testing and other punitive measures on food stamp recipients.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2017
While millions who have demonstrated against Trump are motivated by opposition to national chauvinism and authoritarianism, the criticism of Trump by the Democrats is centered on their demand for aggression against Russia.
By Barry Grey, 4 February 2017
Nothing could more clearly expose the farce of Trump's pretensions to be a champion of the American worker than his drive to lift all restraints on the financial oligarchy.
By Zaida Green, 4 February 2017
More than 1,000 pages of FBI guidelines obtained by The Intercept detail the expansion of the agency’s spy powers under the Obama administration, now inherited by Trump.
By Evan Winters, 4 February 2017
Food banks have proliferated across college and university campuses, with cuts to food assistance in 22 states in 2016 exacerbating the problem, particularly for part-time students.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2017
The Times’ attempt to build up the anarchist groups, which draw together demoralized petty-bourgeois elements and police undercover agents, smacks of a political provocation.
By Shelley Connor, 3 February 2017
With the aid of the National Guard, local law enforcement raided the Last Child Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Wednesday evening, using armored vehicles as well as water and sound cannons.
By George Gallanis, 3 February 2017
Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, has threatened to carry out a Reagan-style strikebreaking operation if 30,000 state workers walk out to oppose his demands for concessions.
By Peter Symonds, 2 February 2017
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” over its ballistic missile test, accusing it of “destabilising behaviour.”
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2017
The renewed fighting in Donetsk has all the earmarks of a Ukrainian provocation aimed at assuring the continuation of US sanctions against Moscow.
By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2017
Despite its political theatrics in the Senate, the Democratic Party is putting up very little real opposition to the policies or personnel of the Trump administration.
By Eric London, 2 February 2017
The proposed orders would target immigrants who rely on social programs.
By Tom Carter, 2 February 2017
When Gorscuh praises the “towering figure” of Antonin Scalia, he is signaling to the ruling class his alignment with a far-right agenda.
By Tom Eley, 2 February 2017
The demonstrations have in recent days become increasingly focused on the new Republican administration’s far-reaching attacks on democratic rights.
By David Walsh, 2 February 2017
Many prominent performers, artists and athletes have spoken out since Trump’s executive order was announced on Friday.
By Barry Grey, 2 February 2017
The central bank's deliberations were dominated by uncertainty over the course of both the US and world economy as a result of Trump's "America First" trade and monetary policies.
By Aaron Asa, 2 February 2017
Signed last year by Democratic Party Governor John Bel Edwards, the reactionary law is already being used to provide cover for police and impose harsher penalties on the accused.
Raid kills 30 civilians in Yemen, including eight-year-old daughter of US citizen assassinated by Obama
By Shelley Connor, 2 February 2017
Among the citizens killed was an eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was assassinated in a drone missile strike in 2011.
By Patrick Martin, 1 February 2017
Neil Gorsuch, a circuit court judge and right-wing Republican, is a fervent admirer of the late Antonin Scalia, leader of the court’s reactionary bloc.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 February 2017
While hundreds of thousands have marched in the US and around the world against Trump’s police state ban on Muslims and refugees, the concerns of the Democratic Party are focused on the strategic interests of US imperialism.
By Niles Niemuth, 1 February 2017
While Senate Democrats maneuvered to delay Senate committee votes on some of Trump’s nominees, they are rapidly moving forward most of his extreme right-wing cabinet picks.