By Andre Damon, 4 July 2015
The vast sums of money pocketed by bank executives are bound up with activities that range from borderline legal to flagrantly illegal.
Obamacare fuels wave of takeovers
By Barry Grey, 4 July 2015
The deal is the biggest to date in a flurry of mergers and acquisitions spurred on by the Obama administration’s health care overhaul.
Notes on police violence
By Gabriel Black and Jason Melanovski, 4 July 2015
The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February is just one example of the lethal response of police to the decay of social conditions in the United States.
By Steve Filips, 4 July 2015
The average person in Syracuse has to wait over three years to be placed in low-income public housing, with more than 3,000 people on waiting lists.
By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2015
The growth of support for Sanders is a reflection of widespread opposition to social inequality, which the senator is seeking to channel back into the framework of the Democratic Party.
By Kevin Martinez, 3 July 2015
The report concludes that inappropriate military and police tactics alienated and incited crowds peacefully protesting the killing of Michael Brown into violent confrontation.
By Adam Mclean, 3 July 2015
The Lake Fire, one of several fires in the US southwest fueled by high temperatures and drought, now covers 30,000 acres.
By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2015
The 2015 National Military Strategy made public Wednesday outlines a shift in US planning from targeting terrorist groups to waging war against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.
By Christopher Davion, 2 July 2015
After working since April 1 without a contract, Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics began a 72-hour strike early Wednesday.
By Alexander Fangmann, 2 July 2015
Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders are crafting a deal that will implement a bevy of anti-worker provisions as part of a bipartisan deal to raise taxes and cut state services.
By David Walsh, 2 July 2015
Raoul Walsh’s High Sierra came to mind in the wake of the sad, predictable end to the three-week manhunt for escaped convicts Matt and Sweat.
By Andre Damon, 1 July 2015
Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers.
By Tom Hall, 1 July 2015
The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class.
By David Brown, 29 June 2015
While the average worker made the same in 2014 as they did in 2009, CEO compensation at top companies rose by 54.3 percent.
By Isaac Finn, 29 June 2015
Officers waited 20 minutes to report the shooting of an unarmed man in one of New York City’s public housing facilities and failed to give medical assistance as he lay dying.
By Kathleen Martin and Khara Sikhan, 29 June 2015
The law is one of a raft of vindictive measures throughout the country, which blames the poor for social ills caused by poverty in order to strip them of government assistance.
By Philip Guelpa, 29 June 2015
Democrats and Republicans agreed to a deal which leaves essentially unchanged existing rent regulations and tax breaks that favor landlords and developers.
By Andre Damon, 29 June 2015
President Obama’s eulogy for the victims of this month’s shooting in Charleston was remarkable for its religious obscurantism and inability to seriously address any of the issues that led to the horrendous mass murder.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2015
The Supreme Court decision invalidates laws in a minority of US states that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriage and arbitrarily discriminate against homosexuals.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2015
Dr. Jill Stein declared her political solidarity with Bernie Sanders and similar “left” Democratic Party presidential hopefuls like Jesse Jackson, Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton.
By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015
The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China.
By Zac Corrigan, 27 June 2015
Detroit authorities denounced residents for not providing information about “urban terrorists.”
By Andre Damon, 27 June 2015
Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act by declaring the health care overhaul a “policy triumph.”
By Dan Conway, 26 June 2015
The city of San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy in July 2012, is seeking to privatize its firefighting and garbage collection services.
The “American Dream” denied
By Andre Damon, 25 June 2015
Amid falling wages, rising housing costs and tight-fisted lending by banks, the “American dream” of homeownership has moved out of reach for most young households.
By Tom Hall and Jerry White, 25 June 2015
After nearly five months, the United Steelworkers wore down oil refinery workers in Galveston, Texas, completing the union’s betrayal and defeat of the 2015 strike.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2015
The vote to revive the “fast-track” bill, only a week after its defeat in the House, demonstrates the decisive power of big business and the military-intelligence establishment.
By Niles Williamson, 24 June 2015
The announcement by the US that it will deploy heavy military equipment and soldiers to Eastern Europe is a further step on the road to a US-NATO war against Russia.
By Tom Carter, 24 June 2015
The Supreme Court decided it was “harmless” for Hector Ayala’s attorney to be excluded from hearings that eliminated all of the black and Hispanic jurors from the jury pool.
By D. Lencho, 24 June 2015
The reduced charge of second degree murder gives the judge discretion to suspend the sentence if a conviction is reached.
By Evan Winters and Phyllis Scherrer, 24 June 2015
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is seeking to eliminate thousands of higher paid caregivers.
Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers’ Strike of 1934, by Bryan Palmer
By Tom Mackaman and Jerry White, 24 June 2015
A recent book by historian Bryan Palmer chronicles the role of American Trotskyists in leading one of the most important strikes in US history.
By Niles Williamson and Barry Grey, 24 June 2015
The revelation that the head of a local NAACP chapter, since forced to resign, is a white woman has driven the purveyors of identity politics into a furor.
By Andre Damon, 23 June 2015
The political establishment has seized upon the tragedy in Charleston to promote the conception that race is the fundamental category in American society.
By David Brown, 23 June 2015
Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people last week in Charleston, South Carolina, cited the writings of the Council of Conservative Citizens in his online manifesto.
By Mike Ingram, 22 June 2015
Santos Laboy’s sister condemned the killing: “They knew he was suicidal. They didn’t have to shoot him like the way they killed him, like a dog.”
With appointment of Kenneth Feinberg to oversee cuts
By Andre Damon, 20 June 2015
The White House said Wednesday that it will grant long-time Washington fixer Kenneth Feinberg the power to unilaterally slash the benefits of retirees in multiemployer pension funds.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2015
The wave of mass shootings in the United States can be understood only in the context of the unending violence perpetrated by the US government around the world.
By James Cogan, 20 June 2015
Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation.
By Gabriel Black, 20 June 2015
US layoffs were up 13 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to the prior year.
By Kate Randall, 19 June 2015
Gregory Russeau was the ninth Texas inmate to be sent to death, making the state the most active executioner in the US so far this year.
By Khara Sikhan, 19 June 2015
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has asked Michigan officials to declare a financial state of emergency to escalate attacks on public workers and services.
By David Walsh, 18 June 2015
The horrific mass killing took place Wednesday evening. A young white man allegedly opened fire during a prayer meeting, killing six women and three men.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2015
Even legal immigrants spend months or years in prison without bail awaiting deportation for minor drug offenses, according to a report issued this week by Human Rights Watch.
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2015
The campaign of the White House and congressional Republicans in support of the TPP shatters the conventional picture of official Washington, supposedly divided into intransigent partisan camps.
By David Brown, 17 June 2015
Several observers have pointed to signs of dry rot in the wooden support beams exposed by the collapse, possibly due to inadequate waterproofing.
By Jerry White, 17 June 2015
The cover story of Sunday’s New York Times Magazine promotes the myth that the unions waged a determined struggle against Wisconsin Governor, and likely Republican presidential candidate, Scott Walker.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2015
Speaking before an audience of Democratic Party hacks and union officials, Clinton combined empty demagogy with contempt for the intelligence of the population.
By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2015
Sections of both the Democratic and Republican parties combined to block passage of a Trade Promotion Authority bill.
By Dan Conway and John Andrews, 13 June 2015
The commission found that one of the officers involved in the shooting used inappropriate tactics in approaching Ford, but otherwise whitewashed the police killing.
“School is like a second home”
By Zac Corrigan, 13 June 2015
The impoverished Detroit enclave’s emergency manager declared that keeping the school was no longer “financially feasible.”
By Tom Hall and Andre Damon, 12 June 2015
American cops have killed more than three people a day over the past six months.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2015
The young man’s imprisonment and torture stand as an indictment of America’s criminal “justice” system.
By Tom Hall, 10 June 2015
Officer Eric Casebolt was caught on bystander video attacking a group of high school students at a pool party near Dallas.
By Barry Grey, 10 June 2015
The fact that billionaire bankers and hedge fund operators bankroll universities is not a small factor in the stultifying conformism and cowardice that dominate academia.
“It’s monstrous! We’ve got to organize!”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 June 2015
Socialist Equality Party campaign teams building for a June 9 meeting against water shutoffs received an enthusiastic response to their call for free access to water.
By Jerry White, 9 June 2015
UAW local officials have told auto workers to save money from their meager earnings and be prepared to rely on charity in the event of a strike this summer.
By Andre Damon, 8 June 2015
Despite polls showing overwhelming popular opposition to social inequality, these sentiments find no genuine expression in official US politics.
By Thomas Gaist, 6 June 2015
Unsubstantiated accusations that Beijing stole personal data on millions of federal government employees are being trumpeted to boost the US war agenda.
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2015
Along with the war of words over Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, military preparations are being made.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2015
The Saudi-led air strikes have devastated Yemeni cities, and the blockade of Yemen’s ports has prevented the arrival of emergency relief supplies and basic goods.
By Kevin Martinez, 6 June 2015
Lester Bower, 67, who maintained his innocence throughout the trial and appeals process, was the oldest prisoner executed since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2015
The public face of Iraq for decades, Aziz faced deteriorating health during his dozen years of imprisonment, much of which was spent in solitary confinement.
By K. Rowe and Toby Reese, 6 June 2015
Working EMTs and paramedics have been picketing at San Diego City Hall since last Thursday in protest over the extension that maintains appallingly low wages.
By K. Rowe and Toby Reese, 6 June 2015
The Democratic-controlled city council voted unanimously for an agreement that maintains a starting wage of only $10 an hour for new EMTs.
By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2015
No aspect of life is exempt from the impact of mounting economic, political and military antagonisms—and there is no limit to what the US is prepared to do to impose its will.
By Andre Damon, 6 June 2015
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden declared in a New York Times op-ed Thursday that the passage of the USA Freedom Act was a “historic victory for the rights of every citizen.”
By Tom Hall, 6 June 2015
The various groups that comprise the American pseudo-left are engaged in a debate over the best tactical approach to Sanders' Democratic Party presidential campaign.
By Patrick Martin, 5 June 2015
Pentagon officials told a press conference Wednesday that the scale of the distribution of deadly toxins might be far greater than previously suggested.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 June 2015
Between 1962 and 2015, more than 130 former Nazis received at least $20 million worth of Social Security retirement benefits.
By Matthew Taylor, 4 June 2015
Bills have recently been introduced in the US Senate that would expand oil drilling off the coast of Florida and Alabama.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2015
The press coverage has falsely portrayed the USA Freedom Act as a major effort to curb police-state surveillance methods in the United States.
By Nick Barrickman and Trent Novak, 4 June 2015
The desperate conditions in Baltimore are the product of decades of pro-business policies pursued by the Democrats at every level of government.
By Thomas Gaist, 2 June 2015
The USA Freedom Act “surveillance reform” legislation reauthorizes components of the Patriot Act that have served as the pseudo-legal basis for warrantless mass surveillance.
By Peter Symonds, 2 June 2015
Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 June 2015
The move to co-produce weapons in Vietnam is aimed at curtailing Russian influence and fully enmeshing Hanoi in Washington’s imperial orbit.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 June 2015
According to one estimate, the Islamist militia now controls territory across Iraq and Syria roughly equivalent to the size of Italy.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 June 2015
In acquitting Michael Brelo, who fired 15 shots at an unarmed couple from point blank range, the judge demanded an almost impossible burden of proof from the prosecution.
By George Gallanis and Alexander Fangmann, 2 June 2015
The American farming sector is facing declining revenue and land value, creating a cascading effect on farm equipment, fertilizer, and other agriculture-related companies.
By Patrick Martin, 1 June 2015
A Washington Post analysis found that at least 385 people were shot and killed by police in the United States during the first five months of the year, an average of 2.6 people each day.
By Marc Wells, 1 June 2015
The “Fight for $15” campaign has been used to entice employers to bring in unions, which will in turn enforce sub-minimum wages.
By George Marlowe, 1 June 2015
The dilapidated Cook County Jail on Chicago’s highly impoverished west side houses more mentally ill people than any hospital in the US.
By Tom Hall, 1 June 2015
Portions of the $14.5 billion levee system installed after Hurricane Katrina will sink below federal certification levels before 2025.
By Andre Damon, 30 May 2015
The ongoing slump in the US economy comes amid a roaring stock market, combined with record share buybacks, mergers and acquisitions, and surging CEO pay.
By a reporter, 30 May 2015
Dennis Hastert was charged with illegally concealing cash payments made to cover up “past misconduct” and with lying to federal investigators.
By Tom Hall, 30 May 2015
The companies argue that hikes submitted to state regulators, which are larger than in the past, are necessary due to Obamacare signees being older and sicker than expected.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 May 2015
The Obama administration appears to have already accepted that its proposal for a slowdown in deportations will be shelved until at least 2016.
By Patrick Martin, 29 May 2015
The report that a US military lab sent live samples of anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, to facilities in nine US states and to a US military base in South Korea, raises many questions.
By Alex Lantier, 28 May 2015
The holding of military exercises preparing for large-scale conflict demonstrates that the imperialist powers, led by the US, are gearing up for a Third World War.
By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2015
Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea.
By James Cogan, 28 May 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims.
By Shelley Connor, 28 May 2015
Alabama sentences more people to death and executes more people per capita than any other state in the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 May 2015
The US defense secretary’s charge that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight” has evoked counter-charges that Washington has no real desire to crush ISIS.
By Andre Damon, 27 May 2015
The Obama administration’s toothless settlement with the Cleveland police is an expression of ruling-class support for the right of police to kill with impunity.
By Robert Fowler, 27 May 2015
New York City’s three public library systems will see a continuation of budget cuts and the denial of necessary capital spending under Democratic Party mayor Bill de Blasio.