By John Burton, 28 June 2016
In a 5-3 decision the Supreme Court invalidated two provisions of a Texas law that deliberately imposed burdensome requirements intended to close medical clinics that provide abortion services.
By Josh Varlin, 28 June 2016
Warren’s “progressivism” and rhetorical denunciations of Wall Street would be leveraged to convince disappointed Sanders supporters to vote for Clinton in November.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 June 2016
Ten people were left injured, at least three critically, after a violent clash between a fascist white nationalist group and counter-demonstrators at the California state capitol.
By Shannon Jones, 28 June 2016
Behind the backs of workers who had voted to reject UAW affiliation, the union tops conspired with management to unilaterally impose the UAW on a recalcitrant workforce.
By Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates District 16, 28 June 2016
Every “natural disaster” contains within it a social disaster. As with Hurricane Katrina, or the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan, the flooding in West Virginia reveals the real class relations of American society.
By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 28 June 2016
After three months without a contract, grocery workers at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons vote to strike.
By Patrick Martin, 27 June 2016
Clinton responded to the British vote to leave the EU by reaffirming her claim to be the most qualified commander-in-chief for American imperialism in a crisis situation.
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2016
The protracted and embittered litigation over affirmative action highlights the policy’s central importance to the political, corporate and military establishment.
By Joe McGee, 27 June 2016
Remote towns in the mountainous coalfield region of the state are assessing the destruction from last week’s historic flooding.
Judge Rhodes, Democrats try to pacify Detroit teachers
By Nancy Hanover, 27 June 2016
Hundreds of teachers and parents turned out for a town hall informational meeting called by local Democrats to explain the legislative deal which will terminate the Detroit Public Schools.
“Public education is not a business, it is a right”
By a WSWS reporting team, 27 June 2016
Teachers and parents spoke to the WSWS at a public town hall meeting held in the wake of the legislative deal to dissolve the 174-year-old Detroit Public Schools.
27 June 2016
Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre.
By Evan Winters, 27 June 2016
The deal paves the way for an accelerated attack on the jobs, wages, health and retiree benefits of workers at the US facilities owned by the world’s largest steelmaking company.
By Eric London, 27 June 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to nurses on the picket line in Los Angeles who were eager to continue the fight against for-profit health care.
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 27 June 2016
As the week-long walkout by Minnesota nurses concludes, nurses have been ordered back to work without the slightest concession from Allina Health executives.
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2016
The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling.
By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2016
The Vermont senator has not officially suspended his campaign, but he has done everything short of formally endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee.
By Tom Hall, 25 June 2016
Congressional Democrats demanded that the House vote on reactionary legislation which would expand the repressive scope of the government's secret “no-fly” list.
By Naomi Spencer, 25 June 2016
Flooding across the state of West Virginia Thursday swept away houses, damaged bridges and roads, and killed at least fifteen people.
By Marc Wells, 25 June 2016
Nurses launched a four-day strike at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, fighting for back pay, better wages, adequate staffing and patients’ safety.
By Shannon Jones, 25 June 2016
With the airline recording massive profits, pilots are seeking to recoup concessions including average pay cuts of over 40 percent.
By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2016
Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, an architect of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, is the highest-profile Republican to announce his support for the Democratic presidential candidate.
By Genevieve Leigh, 24 June 2016
The acquittal of Goodson is the third exoneration of a police officer charged in the killing of the 25-year-old African American man.
By Matt Rigel, 24 June 2016
Los Angeles nurses began a four-day strike Thursday, joining 4,800 striking nurses in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.
By Jerry White—SEP candidate for US president, 24 June 2016
Whether it is Trump or Clinton who is elected in November, the ruling class will escalate the anti-worker agenda of the Obama administration that has created the greatest level of inequality in modern American history.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 June 2016
The government and media have sought to exploit the mass shooting in Orlando as the pretext for escalating war abroad and repressive measures at home.
By Patrick Martin, 23 June 2016
Donald Trump fired his campaign manager amid reports that his campaign is running low on funds, and Republican convention delegates are seeking a free vote on the presidential nomination.
By Nick Beams, 23 June 2016
The IMF’s latest report on the US economy highlights “pernicious” tendencies that will impact heavily on growth and economic well-being.
By Isaac Finn and Fred Mazelis, 23 June 2016
The report from New York University’s Furman Center is at best a pale reflection of the reality of the housing crisis facing the working class.
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 23 June 2016
Nurses discussed the US elections, the impact of Obamacare and the broader issues in their strike during discussions on the picket line in Minneapolis.
By James Brewer, 23 June 2016
Democratic Mayor Karen Weaver announced Tuesday that Flint will not attempt to break the contract with the Karegnondi Water Authority.
By Tom Hall, 22 June 2016
The 5-3 ruling removes penalties for illegal searches, effectively gutting the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, a core element of the Bill of Rights.
“We’re fighting for nurses and other workers everywhere”
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 22 June 2016
Nearly 5,000 nurses are fighting the demands of Allina Health to gut their medical benefits and increase workloads.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 June 2016
Five people have died, thousands are without power and wildfires continue to spread amid record temperatures in the southwestern United States.
Socialist Equality Party election campaign: Naomi Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates, 16th District!
22 June 2016
The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running Spencer for West Virginia House of Delegates to provide workers with a socialist program to oppose the Depression-like conditions in the coal mining state.
By Peter Symonds, 21 June 2016
The show of force is a sign that the US intends to ramp up its confrontation with China following an imminent ruling on the Philippine legal challenge to Beijing’s maritime claims.
By Andre Damon, 21 June 2016
The Obama administration’s $1 trillion nuclear modernization program is clearing the way for nuclear weapons to be used in combat.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 June 2016
According to a local sheriff, FBI agent provocateurs were used in 2013 in an attempt to lure Omar Mateen into planning an attack.
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 21 June 2016
With the strike by 4,800 nurses entering the third day, hospital management is remaining intransigent.
By Adam Mclean, 21 June 2016
The fire, dubbed the Sherpa fire, is particularly concerning because of its potential for growth and its proximity to the city of Santa Barbara.
By Dan Conway, 21 June 2016
The new budget enshrines further austerity, with little money to be spent on needed social programs and windfall profits assured for employers.
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016
As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.
By Patrick Martin, 21 June 2016
A workshop on “democratic socialism” at the People’s Summit turned into a discussion of how far to go in supporting Hillary Clinton.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 June 2016
The closer Sanders comes to a formal endorsement of Clinton, the more he is forced to make clear that his “political revolution” is nothing more than an effort to channel social discontent behind the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2016
The two-day event was part of an effort by union officials and Democratic Party operatives to prepare a smooth transition from the Sanders campaign to support for Hillary Clinton.
By Marcus Day, 20 June 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a number of young people, who were a decided minority at the conference, about the presidential candidates and the threat of war.
By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 20 June 2016
Minnesota nurses are engaged in a week-long strike to oppose attacks on employee health benefits and chronic work overloads.
St. Petersburg, Florida: Wastewater workers under sustained attack by city officials in storm’s wake
By Matthew MacEgan, 20 June 2016
A major tropical storm has again exposed the mismanagement of St. Petersburg city officials, who are threatening the jobs of employees who oppose them.
By George Gallanis, 18 June 2016
The Nestlé Willy Wonka candy manufacturing plant in Itasca, Illinois, was evacuated early Friday morning after a burst pipe leaked out lithium chloride.
By Kate Randall, 18 June 2016
Premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are set to rise in 2017, according to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
By Nancy Hanover, 18 June 2016
The Michigan legislature uses debt crisis as the pretext to dissolve the district and rewrite the rules governing education in the nation’s largest poor city.
By Tom Hall, 18 June 2016
Sanders’ speech exposes the real character of his “political revolution,” which has always been about channeling opposition behind the Democrats and Clinton.
Unite US and Mexican workers!
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016
The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2016
Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments on Wednesday pointed to the emergence of “secular stagnation” in the global economy, a term first developed in the 1930s.
After Orlando massacre
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2016
The plan to use the FBI “watch list” to ban gun purchases is only the initial step towards a more systematic attack on democratic rights.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2016
The decision to require women to register with the Selective Service is being fraudulently hailed as a victory for women’s rights by leading Democrats.
By Evan Blake, 17 June 2016
Self-proclaimed hacker “Guccifer 2.0” released a trove of documents produced by the DNC, indicating that the official narrative blaming Russian intelligence was fabricated.
By Evan Winters, 17 June 2016
The limited information released by the company and the USW makes clear this is a major betrayal that attempts to shift the crisis of the steel industry onto the backs of workers.
The “Peoples’ Summit” in Chicago: Democrats, pseudo-left groups prepare new trap for workers and youth
By Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2016
As Sanders prepares to formally back Clinton, sections of the Democratic Party and its periphery are working to contain the oppositional sentiment that found expression in support for Sanders’ campaign.
By Niles Niemuth—SEP candidate for vice president, 17 June 2016
Clinton has seized on the tragedy in Orlando to distract the population from questions of economic inequality and steamroll opposition to the attack on democratic rights and the expansion of war.
By Tom Hall, 16 June 2016
Sanders’ meeting Tuesday evening with the presumptive Democratic nominee is a further signal that he is preparing to formally endorse her campaign in the general election.
By Gabriel Black, 16 June 2016
Caltrans workers were given ballots Monday to vote on the new contract agreement reached between the state government and the International Union of Operating Engineers.
By our reporters, 16 June 2016
White visited Rockford and Belvidere, Illinois, where he spoke to workers about their conditions and the US elections.
By Sampath Perera, 15 June 2016
Angered by the US’ downgrading of their alliance and boosting of India, Pakistan has issued warnings that the US has overturned South Asia’s balance of power.
“They are not accomplishing anything with these stupid maneuvers.”
By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2016
The walkouts are an evident attempt to allow workers to vent anger and frustration about the refusal of the CWA to call a strike over management’s concession demands.
By John Marion and Mike Ingram, 15 June 2016
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with nurses as more than 2,300 voted in favor of a strike.
By Gary Joad, 15 June 2016
An estimated half dozen prisoners in solitary confinement at Waupun, Wisconsin announced they would begin a hunger strike.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016
The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.
By Patrick Martin, 14 June 2016
The FBI acknowledges having investigated Omar Mateen in 2013, after he claimed a connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, and again in 2014, but claims to have dropped any monitoring of his activities.
By our reporters, 14 June 2016
With voting ending at the end of this week, workers have yet to see the full contract, which includes some $200 million in health care cuts.
By Jason Melanovski, 14 June 2016
Under the proposed budget, all city high schools in the Erie school district would be closed.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2016
Both major parties’ presumptive presidential nominees have rushed to exploit the tragedy in Orlando to promote war and reaction.
Worst-ever US mass shooting
By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2016
The Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential candidates both issued statements making clear that the massacre will be exploited to promote war abroad and intensified state repression at home.
By Patrick Martin, 13 June 2016
There is a concerted effort to shift the political axis of the campaign to issues of race and gender rather than the questions of economic inequality raised by Bernie Sanders.
By Fred Mazelis, 13 June 2016
Norman Seabrook, notorious for defending the brutality of correction officers, is accused of taking a kickback for investing union pension monies into a high-risk hedge fund.
By Steve Light, 13 June 2016
The administration of New York City’s Democratic mayor has submitted papers in a suit supporting the dismissal of a teacher for giving a lesson on the 1989 frame-up of the Central Park Five.
In the shadow of the Republican National Convention
By Leah Jeresova, 13 June 2016
While millions are being spent for the Republican convention in Cleveland, nothing is being done to improve the lives of the devastated working class suburb of East Cleveland.
By Patrick Martin, 11 June 2016
The report in the Wall Street Journal is the first to indicate that, as Secretary of State, Clinton had a direct role in the killing program.
By Shannon Jones, 11 June 2016
The bill safeguards the interests of hedge funds and other large investors at the expense of students and teachers.
By Matthew MacEgan, 11 June 2016
A consulting group hired by the Tampa school district has recommended cutting 1,761 jobs, including more than 1,000 teacher positions.
By Tom Carter, 11 June 2016
The media and political campaign that is unfolding in America around the sentencing of Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner is fundamentally reactionary.
By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016
The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.
By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2016
The Vermont senator met with President Obama and other top party leaders in Washington, making clear he will not challenge the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate.
By Keith Jones, 10 June 2016
The alliance between the Indian bourgeoisie and US imperialism represents a sea change in world geopolitics, with explosive implications for inter-state relations across Asia and the world.
By Sandy English, 10 June 2016
A jury convicted guards at the Rikers Island jail complex this week on several counts in the vicious 2012 attack on inmate Jahmal Lightfoot.
By Daniel de Vries, 10 June 2016
The NYPD's successful denial of an open records request about spying operation sets a potentially far-reaching precedent.
By Tom Hall, 10 June 2016
Prosecutors refused to reopen Davontae Sanford’s case even after the real killer stepped forward only weeks after Sanford’s 2008 conviction.
By James Brewer, 10 June 2016
Figures released Monday by state health authorities show that the lead poisoning in Flint is just the tip of the iceberg.
SEP vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth visits scene of fatal fire in Manchester, New Hampshire
By John Marion, 10 June 2016
Manchester is a former mill town coping with deindustrialization and old housing that is unsafe for workers.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 June 2016
In a year marked by deep and growing social discontent, the American political system has produced a choice between two brands of political reaction in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 June 2016
The demands for an essentially permanent US presence in Afghanistan have become more insistent amidst a growing crisis of the Afghan government.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 June 2016
Modi’s visit to Washington this week marked a major step toward transforming India into a frontline state in the US drive to isolate, encircle and prepare to wage war on China.
By Tom Carter, 9 June 2016
Voter ID laws are already in effect in 33 of 50 states. This year, new restrictions on voting will be operative in 17 states for the first time in a presidential election.
By Nick Barrickman, 9 June 2016
After their first week back on the job, Verizon workers are facing concerted pressure from management and the unions to vote “yes” on the sellout contract proposal.
By Tom Hall, 9 June 2016
Cohen, a leading media advocate of “human rights” imperialism, expresses sympathy for perpetrators of mass murder only when they happen to be Americans.
By Patrick Martin, 8 June 2016
Clinton’s victory speech on Tuesday night centered on the supposedly historic character of her campaign as the first woman to be the nominee of the Democratic or Republican parties.
By our reporters, 8 June 2016
Voters went to polls on Tuesday in the final six primary contests of the 2016 election cycle, with the exception of the District of Columbia, which will vote next week.