By Thomas Gaist, 30 April 2016
American support for the ceasefire was a tactical maneuver, aimed at buying time for US forces to prepare a renewed push.
By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2016
Sanders’ entire campaign has been dedicated to preventing the rising tide of popular opposition in the United States from breaking out of the straitjacket of the Democratic Party.
By Barry Grey, 30 April 2016
The billionaire candidate is working to stoke up xenophobic sentiments in order to direct social opposition into extreme nationalist and militarist channels.
By Naomi Spencer and Clement Daly, 30 April 2016
WSWS reporters spoke with workers and youth at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Huntington, West Virginia.
By Esther Galen, 30 April 2016
The purpose of Sanders’ proposal is not to transform the US health care system, but to promote illusions that such a transformation can be achieved through the Democratic Party under capitalism.
By Peter Symonds, 30 April 2016
The Pentagon’s contrived account of human errors and equipment failure is intended to avoid the more obvious conclusion that the US military deliberately targeted the hospital.
By Christoph Vandreier, 30 April 2016
NATO’s aggressive plans sharpen the confrontation with Russia and bring the world closer to a third world war.
“This is the turning point for all of us”
By our reporters, 30 April 2016
Verizon workers are determined to continue their fight for jobs, wages and working conditions, while the unions are isolating the strike and seeking a way to impose management demands.
By George Gallanis, 30 April 2016
On Wednesday, Dedric Colvin was shot twice when Baltimore police mistook his BB gun for a pistol.
By Alex Lantier, 30 April 2016
European and US authorities are again threatening to force Greece to default on its debts if it does not impose new social cuts.
The reality of poverty in America: SEP candidate replies to Obama’s “frustration” over social discontent
By Niles Niemuth, 30 April 2016
The policies of the Obama administration have produced the predictable and desired outcome of soaring wealth for a small minority and poverty, unemployment and low-wage jobs for the vast majority.
“Everyone feels very betrayed by the union right now”
By Walter Gilberti, 29 April 2016
The Detroit Federation of Teachers’ mobilization to support new Detroit Schools legislation fizzled as teachers largely boycotted the demonstration at the state capitol in Lansing.
By John Marion, 28 April 2016
The IBEW entered contract negotiations during the longest strike of 2014 with the expectation of giving up at least $200 million in concessions.
“They’re worried we’re going to change the system, and they’re doing everything they can to stop us”
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 28 April 2016
In this video, students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan discuss the danger of war and social conditions facing youth.
By Barry Grey, 28 April 2016
Apple exemplifies the unprecedented and unsustainable inflation of stock prices since the Wall Street crash of September 2008.
By our reporters, 28 April 2016
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White received a warm reception from Boston Verizon workers who are entering their third week on strike and will soon face the loss of health benefits.
By James Brewer, 28 April 2016
A British newspaper report uncovered a 2008 email from a state Department of Environmental Quality official asking a technician to conceal lead levels in water.
By Patrick Martin, 28 April 2016
The leading contenders in both parties, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, are committed to a vast military escalation following the November election.
By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2016
The two most widely despised political figures in America are the frontrunners for the two corporate-controlled parties.
By a reporter, 27 April 2016
Sanders’ statements underscore the unity among all the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in favor of war and drone assassinations.
By Samuel Davidson and E. P. Bannon, 27 April 2016
In the former Rust Belt city, jobs that replaced steel and manufacturing are mainly in service, education and health care, which pay only a fraction of the wages and benefits.
By Barry Grey, 27 April 2016
Monday’s ruling is part of an escalating attack on the right to vote and democratic rights more broadly.
By Steve Filips, 27 April 2016
The unions are working to isolate different sections of telecommunications workers and prevent a unified struggle with the 39,000 striking Verizon workers in the US Northeast.
”I’m tired of being peaceful. I’m tired of being nice”
By Sheila Brehm and Lawrence Porter, 27 April 2016
Flint residents are increasingly frustrated and angry over the indifference, disdain and absence of assistance from all levels of government, even as the lead crisis in Flint continues.
By Peter Symonds, 27 April 2016
The use of American ground attack aircraft and special forces helicopters near a Chinese-claimed islet was designed to send a menacing message to Beijing.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.
By Kate Randall, 26 April 2016
Citing big losses, many insurers will ask state insurance commissioners to approve double-digit hikes in premiums under the Affordable Care Act.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Workers told the WSWS that they are increasingly frustrated and angry over the lack of information from the unions and the absence of any strategy to win the strike.
By Carlos Delgado, 26 April 2016
Residents from the Arbor Village Mobile Home Community described deplorable conditions and expressed frustration at officials’ lack of concern.
By Clement Daly, 26 April 2016
Amidst the deepening global economic crisis, the world’s largest coal company declared bankruptcy, threatening the living standards and working conditions of its 7,100 global workforce.
By Barry Grey, 26 April 2016
Kristof employs sophistry and lies to defend a former president and first lady who have shamelessly cashed in on their stint in the White House to make themselves rich.
By Tom Eley, 25 April 2016
Under pressure from party leaders, the campaign of Bernie Sanders has indicated it will mute attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corrupt relations with the banks.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 April 2016
In visits to picket lines in Manhattan and Queens, Jerry White discussed the political issues in the battle with the telecom giant.
By Samuel Davidson, 25 April 2016
Verizon is sticking to its demands for concessions, particularly cuts to healthcare and pensions, along with contract changes that would lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.
By Tom Carter, 25 April 2016
The case represents the first time a lawsuit in US courts based on the CIA torture program was allowed to proceed past the initial stages.
By Alexander Fangmann, 25 April 2016
With no end in sight on the ongoing budget impasse, the agreement between state Democrats and Republicans may be the only money institutions receive for the year.
By Catherine Long, 25 April 2016
Pollution from large-scale farms and deregulation of groundwater systems have created unsafe drinking water for thousands in the state.
A crime of capitalism
By Shannon Jones, 25 April 2016
April 25 marks the second anniversary of the criminal decision to shift the city of Flint’s water supply to the polluted Flint River, setting in motion a social catastrophe.
By Tom Hall, 23 April 2016
The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union sought to compel the CIA to release information on its secret drone warfare program.
By Andrea Lobo, 23 April 2016
The purge in the National Police is in line with increased militarization and more repressive measures in Honduras.
“The company makes a billion dollars every quarter and is trying to take away everything”
By Jerry White, 22 April 2016
As the strike by 39,000 Verizon workers entered its second week, the giant telecom ramped up its provocations by charging strikers with “sabotage.”
By David Brown, 22 April 2016
The Zika epidemic threatens to expand its geographic reach, while scientists describe more severe neurological effects of infection.
Support White and Niemuth in 2016!
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2016
SEP candidates Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president will advance a socialist program that addresses the needs of millions of workers and youth in the United States and around the world.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 April 2016
The loosening of the Pentagon’s rules of engagement coincides with an escalation by the US and its Gulf allies in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2016
After close encounters between US and Russian forces in the Baltic Sea, there are mounting fears of an accidental clash escalating into full-blown war between nuclear powers.
“It’s reached a point where we had to stand up to them, and we are”
By our reporters, 21 April 2016
Hundreds of Verizon workers on Wednesday picketed a Verizon facility in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is being used to coordinate the company’s strikebreaking operations.
By Shannon Jones, 21 April 2016
Two low-level state officials and a city of Flint employee face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in relation to the lead poisoning of city residents.
By Philip Guelpa, 21 April 2016
The police officer who shot and killed a young African-American man in a New York public housing complex has been sentenced to probation and community service.
By Evan Blake, 21 April 2016
The revelation underscores the reactionary character of the campus administration.
By Patrick Martin, 21 April 2016
New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control on declining life expectancy reflect the profound social crisis that is fueling the political convulsions in the US elections.
By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2016
The Democratic and Republican presidential frontrunners each won by double-digit margins and increased their lead in convention delegates pledged to their nomination.
By Nancy Hanover, 19 April 2016
One third of DPS schools are reporting lead or copper contamination of drinking water, with one sample at 100 times the EPA toxic level.
By Sandy English and Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016
Clinton’s once double-digit lead in the state has been cut to as little as six percentage points.
By Jerry White, 19 April 2016
While workers have displayed determination and tenacity, every action by the CWA and IBEW has only encouraged the intransigence of the telecom giant.
By Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate and the Catholic pope are engaged in similar missions: both seek to put a “left” face on deeply reactionary institutions.
By Norisa Diaz, 19 April 2016
The agreement by the California Faculty Association is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that abandons educators’ demands to recoup previous wage and benefit concessions accepted by the CFA.
By Jerry White, 18 April 2016
As 39,000 workers fight the telecom giant, the trade unions are doing everything they can to isolate workers and force them into submission.
By Sandy English, 18 April 2016
Sawant’s remarks on Saturday underscored the integration of Socialist Alternative into the Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party.
By our reporters, 18 April 2016
The WSWS Verizon Strike Newsletter spoke to workers on the picket lines in Northern Virginia and New York City.
By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2016
In Thursday’s debate in Brooklyn, as throughout his campaign, Sanders offered nothing more than minor reforms of the capitalist system.
By James Cogan, 16 April 2016
Turnbull carefully avoided any contentious public remarks on the US-China confrontation in the South China Sea.
By Gabriel Black, 16 April 2016
Not a single bank executive or government official referred by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to the Obama Justice Department for criminal investigation has been prosecuted.
“Not just for us, but for other workers too”
By our reporters, 15 April 2016
On picket lines in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania reporters from the WSWS talked to strikers about the significance of the walkout by 39,000 Verizon workers.
By Samuel Davidson and Zac Corrigan, 15 April 2016
On the picket line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striking Verizon workers speak out against intolerable working conditions and cuts to health care and pensions.
By a WSWS reporting team, 15 April 2016
There is an enormous chasm between the aspirations of workers and youth attending Sanders rallies in large numbers and the proposals advanced by the Vermont senator.
By George Gallanis, 15 April 2016
Pierre Loury was shot in the chest while climbing a fence in the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.
By Shannon Jones, 15 April 2016
Investment banker and New York Times columnist Rattner, former head of Obama’s Auto Task force, cynically portrays Obama as a tireless advocate of the working man.
By our reporters, 14 April 2016
The walkout is an expression of the pent up anger of workers all across the US after years of declining or stagnating wages and record corporate profits.
By K. Ratnayake, 14 April 2016
India has “agreed in principle” to allowing the US military to make routine use of its bases and ports—a major step in making it a “frontline state” in Washington’s preparations for war with China.
By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2016
Billionaire Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the presidential nomination, has denounced the Republican National Committee and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
Anger mounts over hidden contract terms
By Tim Rivers, 14 April 2016
The UAW agreed to a “competitive wage structure” that will reduce wages to as low as $9 an hour at the Woodhaven Hot Metal Forming plant, just south of Detroit.
By Carlos Delgado, 14 April 2016
While water quality has improved since switching from the Flint River to Detroit, for some households lead levels have actually increased significantly since 2015.
By Nancy Hanover, 14 April 2016
Amid a continuing drive to dismantle Detroit Public Schools, a lawsuit charges that state officials have deprived students of a “minimally adequate” education.
By Jessica Goldstein, 14 April 2016
The Illinois state budget impasse and rising housing costs are contributing to a mounting homelessness crisis.
By Brad Dixon, 14 April 2016
The activities of Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals are merely the most extreme examples of what is a common practice in the pharmaceutical industry.
By Barry Grey, 14 April 2016
The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers against the corporate behemoth is an expression of the growing class consciousness and militancy that underlies the deepening political turmoil in the United States.
By Steve Filips, 13 April 2016
In upstate New York, relatively good-paying jobs have been replaced by low-wage employment.
By George Marlowe, 13 April 2016
Internal Chicago police documents reveal violent abuse of detainees at the secret interrogation center in Homan Square.
By Jerry White, 12 April 2016
The social crisis reflected in this and other reports is the source of the immense anger and hatred for the political establishment revealed in the 2016 election campaign.
By Maria Kovalenko, 12 April 2016
If the walkout takes place it would involve some 40,000 communication workers on the East Coast of the US, from Massachusetts to Virginia.
By Evan Winters, 12 April 2016
The contract approved March 1 after a seven-month lockout, essentially reduces workers to the status of casual laborers, completely at the mercy of the company.
By Clement Daly, 12 April 2016
Alpha’s petition to get rid of its union contracts threatens the living standards of 610 coal miners and 4,800 retirees and dependents.
By Barry Grey, 12 April 2016
Sanders’ advocacy of “breaking up the big banks” while retaining the framework of private ownership of the financial system and upholding the profit system reflects the position of a definite faction within the ruling elite itself.
Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers
By Eric London, 12 April 2016
The union founded by Chavez has become nothing more than a business operated by family members
By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2016
The movement of heavy bombers to the Persian Gulf is a major escalation in the US war, carried out with virtually no public discussion.
By Shannon Jones, 11 April 2016
Three months after the United Auto Workers rammed through a sellout deal, workers are being victimized and are discovering contract concessions not previously disclosed by the UAW.
By Evan Blake, 11 April 2016
Springsteen has been joined by dozens of corporations who do not share his regard for democratic rights.
By Tom Carter, 11 April 2016
The cases are based on a tendentious conception of “religious liberty,” as well as the pseudo-legal doctrine of supposed constitutional “rights” for corporations.
By our reporters, 11 April 2016
Caltrans workers held three rallies across California last week to demand higher pay and benefits, improved safety and a draw-down in the hiring of contract workers.
By Carlos Delgado and Janel Flechsig, 11 April 2016
Despite intimidation from the community’s management, residents spoke with WSWS reporters at length about the brutal conditions of life inside the community.
Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers
By Eric London, 11 April 2016
The union founded by Chavez has become nothing more than a business operated by family members.
By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2016
The Washington think tank’s proposed “federated defence” is nothing but a system of military alliances to prepare for war with China—akin to the alliances that preceded the previous two world wars.
By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2016
After declaring that Clinton was “not qualified” to be president because of her ties to Wall Street and support for the Iraq War, Sanders reversed himself.
By Marianne Arens, 9 April 2016
Italy, the EU and the US are preparing their next military intervention in Libya.
By James Brewer, 9 April 2016
State and local officials are accused of conceiving and enacting a “wrongful scheme” to sell Flint residents “poisoned drinking water from a new, free water source.”
By Shelley Connor, 9 April 2016
Pablo Lucio Vasquez was the 11th person executed in the US since the beginning of the year.
By Clement Daly, 9 April 2016
Faced with a $120 million budget shortfall, the West Virginia Public Employee Insurance Agency has approved draconian cuts to the healthcare of some 230,000 state workers and retirees.