By Andre Damon, 9 February 2016
Retired truck drivers and delivery workers said in a hearing in Detroit Monday that they had been notified their pension benefits would be reduced by between 50 and 70 percent.
“This is a dog and pony show”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 February 2016
Retirees denounced both political parties along with the Teamsters union for the devastating pension cuts being demanded by the Central States Pension Fund.
“If the company gets away with this, they will do it with other workers”
By Evan Winters, 9 February 2016
The more than 2,000 steelworkers at ATI who have been locked out for nearly six months, isolated by the union, have already lost health care benefits.
By D. Lencho, 9 February 2016
Last September, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies fired over 50 rounds of pepper balls at 88-year-old great-grandfather Fidencio Duran.
By Tom Hall and Barry Grey, 9 February 2016
A hallmark of the ISO, as with all the other organizations that comprise the anti-Marxist pseudo-left, is a rejection of any class analysis of political developments.
By Thomas Gaist, 8 February 2016
Statements from the commander in Afghanistan are the latest in a series of acknowledgements by US officials that the American military is planning a permanent occupation of the country.
By Jerry White, 8 February 2016
The struggle to defend the right to education poses political questions that are critical for the entire working class.
By Patrick Martin, 8 February 2016
“I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” billionaire Donald Trump declared, evoking applause from the Republican audience.
By Brad Dixon, 8 February 2016
While there was plenty of political grandstanding by legislators, the primary concern was to protect the profits of the pharmaceutical industry by reining in the most egregious offenders.
Arcelormittal announces $8 billion loss
By Samuel Davidson, 8 February 2016
Manufacturers have posted record losses amid a massive fall in prices and continuing slump in domestic and world demand.
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2016
Sanders is not the representative of a working class movement. He is rather the temporary beneficiary of a rising tide of popular opposition that is passing through only its initial stages of social and class differentiation.
By Nick Beams, 6 February 2016
Falling yields in US and global bond markets point to a rising risk of recession as the IMF warns that commodity-exporting countries are coming under “severe stress.”
Emails reveal Michigan governor’s staffer knew about Flint Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in March 2015
By James Brewer, 6 February 2016
A March 13 email to a staffer for Governor Snyder related that county health officials suspected that the “uptick” in Legionnaires’ disease was due to the switch to the Flint River.
By Nancy Hanover, 6 February 2016
As Emergency Manager Darnell Earley resigns, union officials and Michigan politicians are working overtime to try to derail the struggle of Detroit teachers.
By Barry Grey, 6 February 2016
The Des Moines Register published an editorial headlined “Something smells in the Democratic Party,” denouncing state party officials for refusing to agree to an audit or release details of the voting.
By Alan Whyte, 6 February 2016
One person was killed and three others hurt when a 565-foot crane collapsed in lower Manhattan Friday morning.
By Brad Dixon, 6 February 2016
The increased funding for social programs benefiting low or moderate income households in the 2016 budget is substantially smaller than other areas of non-defense spending.
By Carlos Delgado, 6 February 2016
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha spoke about her work and the devastating impact of lead poisoning on Flint residents.
By George Marlowe, 5 February 2016
Both Democrats and Republicans have starved colleges and universities of state funding in order to effect permanent reductions in the number of students attending institutions of higher education.
By Lawrence Porter, 5 February 2016
The fire broke out early Wednesday morning at a warehouse in Highland Park, a city surrounded by Detroit.
By D. Lencho, 5 February 2016
It has been nearly two years since the March 16, 2014 fatal shooting of homeless camper James Boyd by Albuquerque police officers.
By Brad Dixon, 5 February 2016
The practice of hiking prices to enrich shareholders and then obfuscating the issue through PR is endemic to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole.
By Jerry White, 5 February 2016
Thousands of teachers marched in downtown Chicago Thursday to oppose threats by school authorities to cut 1,000 jobs and slash $100 million from the school budget.
By our reporter, 5 February 2016
The WSWS interviewed some of those who attended this week's Congressional hearing on the Flint water poisoning crisis.
By Jerry White, 4 February 2016
General Motors announced that it made $11 billion in pre-tax profits last year as residents in Flint continue to suffer from the water, which was chiefly poisoned by the giant automaker.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 February 2016
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s preview of the Pentagon budget spelled out Washington’s advanced preparations for war against both Russia and China.
By Shannon Jones, 4 February 2016
50-year-old Terry Bodenbender, father of two, was working on an overhead crane when he plunged to his death Tuesday afternoon.
By Nick Barrickman, 4 February 2016
Scientists and residents of Flint, Michigan who testified in Washington described a systematic cover-up of lead poisoning at the local, state and federal level.
By Kate Randall, 4 February 2016
The Supreme Court denied a last-minute request for a stay, clearing the way for Brandon Astor Jones’ lethal injection early Wednesday morning.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2016
The thrust of US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s speech before the Economic Club on Tuesday was that US imperialism is preparing for a new world war.
US Environmental Protection Agency administrator appears in Flint, Michigan to “rebuild trust” over water crisis
By James Brewer, 3 February 2016
The one-day visit was a politically orchestrated effort at damage control engineered from the highest levels of government.
By Jerry White, 3 February 2016
The removal of Darnell Earley paves the way for a bipartisan deal in the state legislature to restructure the schools and divert even more resources to private education companies.
By Phyllis Steele, 3 February 2016
Union officials claim the lawsuit and appeals to Democratic politicians will address teachers’ concerns and render unnecessary any further independent action.
By Kristina Betinis, 3 February 2016
The Chicago Public Schools announced $100 million in budget cuts just one day after the rejection of an agreement backed by the teachers’ union.
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 February 2016
Seattle is the latest city to file a lawsuit against multinational corporation Monsanto for marketing PCBs that it knew would poison the environment.
By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 3 February 2016
While General Secretary Trong may be more cautious than his rival about embracing US imperialism, Vietnam’s leadership will continue the tilt to Washington.
By Patrick Martin, 3 February 2016
The mass support for Sanders explodes the myth, peddled endlessly by the American media, that the American people are unalterably wedded to capitalism.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 3 February 2016
Washington’s entire anti-China strategy has received the unconditional backing of successive governments in Canberra.
By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2016
Clinton’s margin over Bernie Sanders was razor-thin, while Cruz held a significant lead over Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 February 2016
The five immigrants, at least three teenagers, were living in the basement of a house owned by the boss of the restaurant where they worked.
By Steve Light and Isaac Finn, 2 February 2016
With support from taxi drivers, Uber drivers in New York City protested rate cuts by the international company, which will reduce already meager incomes even further.
By George Gallanis, 1 February 2016
In the past decade, Chicago’s youth and young adults have seen a steady increase in unemployment, and with it social misery.
By Andre Damon, 30 January 2016
The financial markets responded to a series of reports pointing to a sharp economic downturn in the US by staging a euphoric rally.
By E.P. Bannon, 30 January 2016
An internal email shows that the administration of Michigan Governor Snyder was providing state workers in Flint with bottled water long before any government official publicly acknowledged a health hazard existed.
By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2016
The seven candidates plumbed the depths of fear-mongering and racism even without billionaire demagogue Donald Trump.
By Evan Winters, 30 January 2016
The contract being rammed through with no discussion by the USW reportedly includes a three-year wage freeze, no signing bonus and the elimination of retiree health care for new-hires.
By Kevin Martinez, 30 January 2016
A state labor board ruled against cutbacks to pensions last December, prompting the City Council to vote unanimously for an appeal.
By David Walsh, 30 January 2016
It is no exaggeration to point out that, in ideological terms, Cara Buckley in the New York Times and others, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
By Daniel de Vries, 30 January 2016
Hours after the job action began, the International Longshoremen’s Association moved to shut down the strike, telling workers on Friday evening to return to work.
By James Brewer and Jerry White, 29 January 2016
The official narrative, that Flint officials disconnected the city from the relationship from the Detroit water system simply to save money, has been undermined by recent revelations.
By Tom Hall, 29 January 2016
The fatalities continue to mount as local officials in Washington, DC struggle to bring the city’s decaying infrastructure back on line.
By Brad Dixon, 29 January 2016
Expedited approvals reduce the time needed to test a drug’s safety and efficacy by allowing drug sponsors to conduct shorter and smaller clinical trials.
By E.P. Bannon, 29 January 2016
The meeting, which was attended by teachers, city workers, autoworkers, students and other sections of the working class, discussed a political strategy for the entire working class.
By Andre Damon, 28 January 2016
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights the slashing of funds for public infrastructure to pay for war and the enrichment of the financial elite.
By Peter Symonds, 28 January 2016
Kerry threatened to expand the US military presence in Asia unless Beijing took tough measures in response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.
By Nick Beams, 28 January 2016
A downturn in the share prices of two major companies, Apple and Boeing, was responsible for more than half of yesterday’s fall in the Dow.
By Joseph Santolan, 28 January 2016
During the arrests, officers repeatedly shot Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, killing him and wounding another.
By E.P. Bannon, 27 January 2016
As teachers were forced to appear in court, high school students staged walkouts in protest of repression against teachers and the deplorable conditions in city schools.
By Kate Randall, 27 January 2016
The pair from the Center for Medical Progress were indicted on felony charges, while Planned Parenthood was cleared of any wrongdoing.
By Nick Barrickman, 27 January 2016
In an effort to broaden his appeal, Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has shifted gears in recent weeks and begun making appeals to African American voters.
On eve of presidential primaries
By Tom Eley, 26 January 2016
The growth of working class opposition that underlies the support for Sanders is the main factor in the crisis that has emerged, in different forms, in both parties of big business in the current election campaign.
By David Brown, 26 January 2016
The continuing leak of natural gas in Southern California highlights corporate negligence and decaying infrastructure.
By Naomi Spencer, 26 January 2016
Four young people, the youngest just 11 years old, have killed themselves in the small town of Anadarko in the past few weeks.
”Democracy is being taken away in Michigan”
By Nancy Hanover, 25 January 2016
Teachers face a hearing Monday as the Detroit Public Schools seeks an injunction against sickouts and legislators ramp up efforts to ban opposition to the destruction of public education.
By John Braddock, 25 January 2016
The US withdrawal from the 27-year-old Tuna Treaty threatens to devastate the economies of many small island states.
By Andre Damon, 23 January 2016
At least 10 people have died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which has been linked to the poisoning of Flint residents covered up for more than a year by the government.
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 January 2016
Workers and students from Flint, Detroit, Lansing and other cities in Southeastern Michigan demonstrated their anger at the poisoning of Flint’s water supply at the state Capitol building in Lansing on Tuesday evening.
By Eric London, 23 January 2016
DPS is threatening to fire all protesting teachers, encouraging teachers to snoop on each other and employing reactionary legal arguments to attack public education.
By Naomi Spencer, 23 January 2016
Each week brings announcements of hundreds of layoffs in coal, rail or other industries across the state.
By Philip Guelpa, 23 January 2016
Failure to renew the 421-a tax break for developers will have a negligible effect on the critical lack of affordable housing in New York City.
By Mike Head, 23 January 2016
Over the past year, the admiral has played a vocal role in inflaming tensions with China, particularly over its territorial claims in the South China Sea.
By Eric London, 22 January 2016
The catastrophe in Michigan, including the lead poisoning of thousands of residents in Flint, has provoked outrage across the country.
By Gabriel Black, 22 January 2016
The cascade of job cuts comes as prominent figures attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland predict a grim future for the world economy.
By Jerry White, 22 January 2016
While a judge denied an initial request for a temporary injunction, 23 teachers have been ordered to appear on Monday morning to answer accusations that they organized “illegal strikes.”
By Shannon Jones, 22 January 2016
Workers expressed their solidarity with the people of Flint who are suffering from lead poisoning due to the criminal actions of state, local and federal authorities.
By Naomi Spencer, 22 January 2016
Three coal miners have died in separate accidents 19 days into the new year, the highest number to occur in such a period since 2006.
By John Marion, 22 January 2016
Incentives offered to GE include tax breaks, public property for a new building, a private airplane hangar and two ferry boats.
By Evan Blake, 22 January 2016
One of the largest methane gas leaks in US history, the product of corporate greed, could grow substantially worse in the event of a well head blowout.
By Andre Damon, 21 January 2016
Amid growing evidence of the Michigan government’s complicity in poisoning thousands of children in Flint, Obama boasted that “all kinds of good things are happening.”
By Jerry White, 21 January 2016
Twenty-eight defendants are named in a legal action, which could result in large fines if teachers continue “sick out” protests.
“We are all in this together. This is class warfare”
By Jerry White and Buster Haycook, 21 January 2016
Hundreds of teachers shut down the school system in a “sick out” protest Wednesday against decaying buildings, overcrowded classrooms and years of pay and benefit cuts.
By Jerry White, 20 January 2016
In a State of the State address, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sought to cover up and evade responsibility for the poisoning of an American city.
By Kate Randall, 19 January 2016
Rising mortality rates among young white adults, ages 25-34, have risen to levels not seen since the end of the AIDS epidemic more than two decades ago.
By Jerry White, 19 January 2016
The Detroit Federation of Teachers sent out a letter to educators urging them to stop their protests and place their faith in city officials and President Obama.
By Naomi Spencer, 19 January 2016
An attorney representing 1,500 disability recipients warns that “the suicide chatter is way up” as the state threatens additional budget cuts.
By John Marion, 19 January 2016
Proposed fare increases, to be effective July 1, are part of a growing attack on the basic social right to safe and affordable public transportation.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 January 2016
The attitude taken by the candidates toward the questions of war and US imperialism’s role in the world is the touchstone for understanding the real character of their politics.
By Andre Damon, 18 January 2016
The three Democratic presidential candidates scrambled to out-do one another in populist denunciations of Wall Street in an effort to keep popular opposition bottled up within the Democratic Party.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 January 2016
In the face of an immense public health catastrophe, the American federal government has mustered the meager sum of some five million in federal funds.
By James Brewer, 18 January 2016
Workers in Flint and surrounding areas are incensed at the continued crisis around the poisoning of Flint’s water.
By Joe Williams, 18 January 2016
Wheaton College has begun termination proceedings against Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured professor who wore a hijab during the Christian Advent period to protest anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Brad Dixon, 18 January 2016
Drug makers kicked off the New Year with a new round of drug price hikes despite growing public anger and political backlash.
By Nick Barrickman, 16 January 2016
The big box retailer cited as causes for the closures competition with online retailers and the impact of marginal employee wage increases.
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2016
The seven candidates sought to whip up fears over terrorism to justify policies of militarism abroad and attacks on democratic rights at home.