By Andre Damon, 4 September 2015
Pay for a typical US worker has fallen by 4 percent since 2009, and the incomes of many lower-paid workers have fallen up to twice as fast.
By Evan Blake, 4 September 2015
The steady growth in the practice of solitary confinement, long recognized as a form of torture, has created a social nightmare for tens of thousands imprisoned in the American gulag system.
By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2015
While they obsess over the possible mishandling of classified information, the Republicans and media have been largely indifferent to the content of the emails released so far.
By Ed Hightower, 4 September 2015
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis cited religious objections to gay marriage in refusing, in defiance of a federal court order, to issue marriage licenses.
By Jerry White, 3 September 2015
Amidst rising anger among workers throughout the United States, the unions are working to suppress opposition to the relentless assault on wages and benefits.
By Dorota Niemitz, 2 September 2015
Two violent felonies attributed to undocumented immigrants in California are being used to launch a vicious attack on the entire immigrant community.
By our reporters, 2 September 2015
Thousands of steelworkers rallied ahead of the expiration at midnight yesterday of three-year contracts covering 30,000 workers at US Steel and ArcelorMittal.
By Clara Weiss, 2 September 2015
The US is increasingly vehement in its efforts to secure claims in the Arctic, with Obama becoming the first sitting US president to make an official visit to the region.
Autoworkers speak out
By Jerry White, 2 September 2015
GM workers have overwhelmingly voted for strike action. The WSWS spoke to GM workers at the Arlington, Texas and Lordstown, Ohio plants.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 September 2015
The rhetoric of the Republican presidential candidates is a noxious expression of the reactionary anti-immigrant policies pursued by both parties.
By Isaac Finn, 1 September 2015
A&P is asking the court to disregard provisions related to seniority and cut severance pay, amid threats to slash 22,000 jobs.
By Jake Dean, 1 September 2015
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been silent on the store closures and mass layoffs.
By Eric London, 1 September 2015
Nearly 10,000 autoworkers in Louisville, Kentucky produce trucks and SUVs for Ford Motor Company, which boasted near-record profits in the second quarter of this year.
By Shannon Jones, 1 September 2015
Residents of the Michigan city describe a continuing nightmare caused by astronomical water rates combined with foul smelling, discolored drinking water.
By Andre Damon, 1 September 2015
The Times’ claim that President Obama has spent his administration “working to empower the economically marginal” is a political fabrication of the first order.
By Walter Gilberti and Nancy Hanover, 1 September 2015
The DFT removed Steve Conn, a leader of the pseudo-left By Any Means Necessary group, from the presidency, as Michigan officials move to reorganize the Detroit Public Schools.
By Andre Damon, 31 August 2015
Once again, the world’s central banks and governments have made clear that they will do whatever it takes to preserve the wealth of the financial elite.
By Jerry White, 31 August 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) union has ordered workers at ArcelorMittal and US Steel to stay on the job as the giant corporations prepare an all-out war against workers.
By Evan Winters, 31 August 2015
While it continues to isolate the locked-out workers, the USW organized a publicity stunt involving trade union officials from South Africa, Canada, Sweden and other countries last week.
By Patrick Martin, 31 August 2015
In a speech to the Democratic National Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders portrayed his presidential campaign as the only way to rebuild popular support for the Democratic Party.
Notes on police violence in America
By Evan Blake, 31 August 2015
Jamycheal Mitchell’s family asserts that the youth, who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, died from starvation after police failed to transfer him to a mental health facility.
By John Andrews, 31 August 2015
North Dakota has become the first state to authorize the use of armed drones by local police agencies, part of a growing trend to use unmanned aircraft against the population.
On 10-year anniversary of Katrina
By Tom Hall, 31 August 2015
The Katrina catastrophe has been seized on by the political establishment to carry out a restructuring of class relations intended as a model for other cities.
By Marc Wells, 31 August 2015
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the brainchild of investment billionaire Eli Broad, is known for its involvement in the privatization of public education.
Eighty years after founding of UAW
By Zac Corrigan, 31 August 2015
Chris, a tier-two Fiat Chrysler worker, supports a family and lives in a motel across the street from his factory in Kokomo, Indiana.
By Joseph Kishore, 29 August 2015
Two years after the first leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the American political establishment and media are treating the revelations of illegal and unconstitutional activity as an insignificant issue.
By our reporters, 29 August 2015
Locked out steelworker Jim Dietz was injured and taken to a local hospital after being hit on the picket line by a van carrying strikebreakers driven by ATI security.
By George Gallanis, 29 August 2015
The UAW opened negotiations this week for a new contract covering 11,200 workers at the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery.
By Sandy English, 29 August 2015
Newly released documents show undercover cops took photographs of organizers of protests against police violence last winter and recorded their activities.
By Trent Novak, 29 August 2015
Individuals seeking mental health treatment are twice as likely to have their claims denied by insurers than patients filing claims related to traditional medical procedures.
By Eric London, 29 August 2015
The following is an on-the-spot report on social conditions in working-class areas hit hard by deindustrialization in the US state of Indiana.
By Christine Schofelt, 29 August 2015
Spielman is not given to the current fetish for “Ruins Photography.” There is no romanticism in these pages.
By John Marion, 28 August 2015
Private utilities are profiting from leaks caused by their own malfeasance, putting lives at risk and releasing potent greenhouse gas.
By Joseph Kishore, 27 August 2015
The tragedy that struck the city of New Orleans, along with coastal areas from Florida to Texas, was not simply a natural disaster, but a social and political crime.
By George Gallanis, 26 August 2015
The current student loan debt, which includes government and private loans, is a staggering $1.19 trillion, more than either the auto loan or credit card debt in the US.
By Philip Guelpa, 26 August 2015
The acute shortage of affordable housing in New York City continues to worsen while the prices of luxury residences for the city’s elite rise to unprecedented heights.
By Cesar Uco, 26 August 2015
The bid by the government of President Ollanta Humala and the Peruvian bourgeoisie to market Peru as a haven for foreign capital is rapidly failing under the impact of deepening crisis.
By Eric London, 26 August 2015
Autoworkers are increasingly seeing the bankruptcy of the nationalist orientation of the UAW.
By Samuel Davidson, 25 August 2015
The governor’s proposal would place the highest paid newly hired teachers and state workers into a 401(k)-style pension agreement.
By Evan Blake, 24 August 2015
The growth of extreme poverty is rooted in decades of deindustrialization in America’s former manufacturing hubs.
By Evan Winters, 24 August 2015
The United Steelworkers union is isolating locked-out workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc., which is demanding steep cuts and the conversion of the workforce into low-wage casual labor.
By Matthew MacEgan, 24 August 2015
St. Petersburg has been carelessly pumping raw sewage into local neighborhoods and Tampa Bay in order to cut costs.
By Evan Blake, 22 August 2015
The autopsy results, along with witness testimony, strongly indicate that St. Louis police lied to cover up a brutal murder committed by two of their officers.
New York City lawyers suggest health care provider committed a crime in death of Rikers Island inmate
By Isaac Finn, 22 August 2015
Court documents indicate that New York City will opt out of a contractual obligation to defend the health care provider at Rikers Island.
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2015
The much-publicized encounter sheds light on the essentially right-wing character of both the Democratic frontrunner and the proponents of identity politics.
By Phyllis Scherrer, 21 August 2015
Locked out workers and their supporters in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area spoke to the WSWS about the issues in their struggle.
By Evan Blake, 21 August 2015
As a crowd of roughly 100 people gathered after police murdered Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, authorities responded by sending a SWAT team in an armored vehicle.
By Kristina Betinis, 21 August 2015
Jesse Sharkey, a leading member of the International Socialist Organization and the second in command at the CTU, is advising district officials on how best to enact mass layoffs.
By Kevin Martinez, 21 August 2015
The imprisoned whistleblower was sentenced to 21 days of restrictions but was spared indefinite solitary confinement following public outrage over the trial.
By Naomi Spencer, 21 August 2015
Central Appalachia’s largest city has seen at least 520 drug overdoses since the beginning of the year, and 34 people have died.
By Jerry White, 20 August 2015
Steelworkers are protesting against wage freezes and benefit cuts as autoworkers vote for strike action.
By Gabriel Black, 20 August 2015
Amazon’s white-collar employees are routinely expected to work 80 hour workweeks and are penalized for any lost productivity, including from pregnancy or serious illness.
By Shannon Jones, 20 August 2015
Food banks and food pantries report that millions of families are still making difficult choices between eating and paying for other necessities
By D. Lencho, 19 August 2015
A judge ruled Tuesday in favor of trying two Albuquerque Police Department officers for the shooting death of James Boyd in March 2014.
By Kate Randall, 19 August 2015
Officials in a number of Republican-controlled states are seeking to cut funding to the group that provides reproductive and health services to 5 million women annually.
By Barry Grey, 19 August 2015
Seven years after the Wall Street crash, fears are growing within ruling circles internationally that the world capitalist economy is descending into depression.
By Patrick Martin, 19 August 2015
A New York Times article Monday described the process of aggressive fundraising for a billion-dollar “post-presidency.”
By Eric London, 19 August 2015
By functioning as campaign staffers for Sanders, Sawant and Socialist Alternative are responding to a deepening crisis within the Democratic Party.
By Fred Mazelis, 19 August 2015
The outpouring of official tributes illustrates the political trajectory of the leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
By Andre Damon, 18 August 2015
The media has maintained near-total silence on last week’s revelation that prisoners were tortured in Upstate New York with the apparent involvement of governor Andrew Cuomo.
As contract deadline nears
By Jerry White, 18 August 2015
The job cuts by US Steel and the lock out of Allegheny Technology workers are aimed at blackmailing workers into accepting sweeping concessions.
By Shannon Jones, 18 August 2015
The overwhelming strike votes by Fiat Chrysler workers stand in sharp contrast to the continued stonewalling by UAW leaders on the content of negotiations.
By Niles Williamson, 18 August 2015
The Pentagon plans to increase the number of drone flights around the globe to 90 per day, significantly expanding its aerial killing and surveillance capabilities.
By Evan Blake and Patrick Martin, 18 August 2015
The long-time political prisoner was killed only two weeks after he was released into the general prison population after more than 40 years of solitary confinement.
By Shelley Connor, 18 August 2015
Drastic cuts proposed in the state legislature would put an end to Medicaid in Alabama, as the program depends on matching funds from the federal government.
By Samuel Davidson, 18 August 2015
The state's homeless shelters, food banks, and early childhood programs are starting to run out of money.
By Thomas Gaist, 17 August 2015
Classified NSA documents published this weekend have further exposed the vast scale of collaboration between the NSA and US telecommunications giants.
By Evan Winters, 17 August 2015
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is demanding increased out-of-pocket health care costs, more flexible work rules and the elimination of defined-benefit pensions for new hires.
By Marcus Day, 17 August 2015
Autoworkers told the WSWS that strike authorization votes this week passed by a landslide at Chrysler’s Jefferson North and Belvidere Assembly plants.
By Patrick Martin, 17 August 2015
Billionaire Donald Trump has called for deporting all 11 million undocumented workers, as well as their children born in the United States.
By Eric London, 15 August 2015
The ceremony marked a further step in “normalizing” relations, i.e., opening up Cuba for exploitation by US corporations.
By Kate Randall, 15 August 2015
The state court’s 4-3 ruling declared that in the modern age the death penalty meets the definition of cruel and unusual punishment.
By Patrick Martin, 14 August 2015
The Rowan County clerk has refused to issue any marriage licenses at all since the Supreme Court decision striking down all bans on gay marriage.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 August 2015
The reversal of her previous refusal to hand over the server came amid reports that emails stored on it contained “top secret” information.
By Roger Jordan, 13 August 2015
Canada’s government and business elite are livid over a US-Japanese deal that would undermine its privileged access to the US auto market.
By Patrick Martin, 13 August 2015
An expert analysis of this year’s NATO and Russian military exercises suggests that the two sides are moving closer to outright war.
By Tom Mackaman, 13 August 2015
The move to disassociate the Democratic Party from the two figures it has long claimed as its founders, allegedly because they were slave-owners, marks a new milestone in the party’s embrace of identity politics.
By Shannon Jones, 13 August 2015
With US automakers recording massive profits UAW officials are striving to dampen expectations
By Eric London, 12 August 2015
Prison guards tortured and beat dozens of inmates following the escape of two prisoners in June, hanging one with a plastic bag until he lost consciousness.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 August 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency says that the spill occurred when employees were investigating contamination at the Gold King Mine above Silverton.
By David Brown and Jerry White, 12 August 2015
As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries.
By Evan Blake, 11 August 2015
Police arrested over 100 demonstrators Monday and shot an 18-year-old near protests commemorating the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
By E.P. Bannon, 11 August 2015
Jindal said he would prosecute mayors of so-called “sanctuary cities” as accomplices to any crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 August 2015
The proposal would lead to the reduction or outright elimination of sports programs and activities such as band and drama.
By Ben McGrath, 11 August 2015
A Nagasaki survivor recounted the horrors of the blast and denounced Prime Minister Abe’s moves to amend Japan’s post-World War II constitution.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2015
The 1,165-page document elaborates a legal rationale for mass killings, detention of civilians and persecution of journalists, among other criminal actions.
The covert “selling” of anticommunism
By Nancy Hanover, 11 August 2015
The Mighty Wurlitzer is an examination of the CIA’s 1947-67 campaigns against militant, anti-capitalist and particularly socialist thought.
By Patrick Martin, 10 August 2015
The conflict within the American state presents the spectacle of a large majority in Congress pushing for imminent war against Iran.
By Andre Damon, 10 August 2015
The epidemic of police killings in the US is an expression of a diseased society in which unending violence abroad is combined with vast inequality and financial parasitism at home.
By Tom Carter, 10 August 2015
The American Psychological Association overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Friday banning participation in national security interrogations.
By Tom Hall, 8 August 2015
Friday’s jobs report shows that the American labor market failed to make any meaningful improvements last month as conditions for American workers continue to stagnate or decline.
By Steve Filips, 8 August 2015
Despite a decline in the official unemployment rate, thousands of people living in New York’s fifth largest city continue to struggle to find jobs and earn a decent living.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2015
The US president took the extraordinary step of going public in warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus are determined to go to war against Iran.
By Kate Randall, 7 August 2015
A new poll finds that only 30 percent of people with insurance through the ACA exchanges are satisfied with their plans, mainly due to cost.
By Josh Varlin, 7 August 2015
There were 10 overdoses in a single day last month, including one death, with one woman overdosing twice within three hours.
By Kevin Martinez, 7 August 2015
Over 13,000 people have been ordered to evacuate as about two dozen fires consume more than 142,000 acres.
By Adam Mclean, 7 August 2015
The California Public Utilities Commission has rubber-stamped a regressive measure that will force most Californians to pay higher water bills.
By Barry Grey, 6 August 2015
Obama’s attempt to cast the policy shift toward Iran as a commitment to peaceful diplomacy and adherence to international law is a transparent fraud.
By Peter Symonds, 6 August 2015
Washington’s use of the atomic weapons was aimed at terrorising not just the Japanese regime, but above all the Soviet Union, and ensuring post-war American global dominance.