By David Brown, 6 December 2016
With at least 36 confirmed dead, the Ghost Ship fire is the deadliest in over a decade—the product of city negligence and skyrocketing rent prices driving an informal housing market.
By Kevin Martinez, 6 December 2016
The announcement follows the Army Corp of Engineers’ decision to delay construction of the pipeline under Lake Oahe.
By John Burton and , 6 December 2016
The jury in the trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager, who was caught on video firing eight rounds at a fleeing Walter Scott, was discharged Monday after failing to reach a verdict.
By Patrick Martin, 5 December 2016
The selection of retired General James Mattis has been greeted with approval across the political and national-security establishment and in the major organs of the corporate-controlled media.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2016
The legislation, which won overwhelming bipartisan approval, also bars the shutdown of the American prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
By our reporter, 5 December 2016
The announcement that the US Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement for construction essentially puts off a final decision until after Obama leaves office.
By David Brown, 5 December 2016
The currently confirmed death toll makes this the worst building fire in the United States since 2003, when 100 people died in a night club fire in Rhode Island.
By Naomi Spencer, 5 December 2016
A Tennessee woman accused of attempting to terminate her pregnancy with a coat hanger last year was arraigned late last month on three felony charges.
By Joe McGee, 5 December 2016
The state’s most vulnerable residents will be hit with an $11 million cut in public schools and a supposed one-time reduction of $25 million to Medicaid.
By Joseph Kishore, 3 December 2016
Under the watchful eye of the Obama administration, protesters have been subjected to brutal violence from the police and National Guard.
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016
Hedge fund boss Stephen Schwarzman will chair the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which will begin meeting with Trump on economic policy after his inauguration.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 December 2016
Obama, who earned the title “deporter in chief,” is handing over to Trump a massive and brutally repressive immigration enforcement system.
By Shelley Connor, 3 December 2016
The fatalities caused by wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee are expected to rise as search efforts continue.
By Philip Guelpa, 3 December 2016
The spike in the rate of home foreclosures reflects the combination of growing income inequality and rampant real estate speculation.
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016
Lawsuits were filed in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Trump’s margin of victory has shrunk dramatically.
By Eric London, 3 December 2016
The decision by the Student Activities Board to reject the IYSSE’s application for group status sheds light on the ties between NYU, the US military and Wall Street.
By Joseph Kishore and Jerry White, 2 December 2016
While couched in populist rhetoric, Trump’s proposals center on corporate tax cuts and deregulation, combined with expanding the military, widening police powers and curtailing immigration.
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2016
Wisconsin officials began reviewing ballots, while the Trump campaign took legal action to block the recount in Michigan.
By Shelley Connor, 2 December 2016
Tornadoes descended upon the Southeast on Wednesday, killing six people and complicating wildfire rescue efforts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
By Zaida Green, 2 December 2016
Police will continue to use water cannons, concussion grenades, lead-filled beanbags, and chemical agents against protesters.
By Zac Corrigan, 2 December 2016
A family fighting to expose the Flint water crisis say they have been subjected to retaliatory intimidation and abuse by the US Navy.
By Jason Melanovski, 2 December 2016
The massive fire last month exposed firefighters and residents in nearby neighborhoods to smoke and high levels of carcinogens, leaving homes covered in toxic soot.
By Naomi Spencer, 1 December 2016
At least four people have died, nearly four dozen have been injured, and many more remain unaccounted for in the fire surrounding Gatlinburg, a resort town in eastern Tennessee.
By Kevin Martinez, 1 December 2016
The Army Corps of Engineers has set a deadline of December 5 for protesters to leave the encampment or face prosecution for “trespassing.”
By Kevin Reed, 1 December 2016
There is more than a whiff of McCarthyism in the crusade by the corporate-controlled media against “fake news” on social media and the Internet.
A cabinet of billionaires
By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2016
Trump has picked Wall Street banker Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and anti-Medicare zealot Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
By John Burton, 30 November 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet that people who burn the American flag in protest should be stripped of their citizenship is a repudiation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2016
Former military chief Admiral Mike Mullen warned that the Korean peninsula was “more likely than anyplace else in the world to potentially create an explosive outcome.”
By Jerry White, 30 November 2016
Monday’s tragedy sheds light on the realities of the “new economy” and the extreme exploitation facing employees of the online retail giant.
By Zaida Green, 30 November 2016
One of the most devastated communities is the tourist town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where at least three people have been killed and 14,000 forced to flee their homes.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2016
The global mandate of the new formation means US death squads could be sent virtually anywhere, from European cities to South American jungles, including in the United States itself.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 29 November 2016
Three weeks after the US presidential election, the political crisis triggered by the initiative to recount the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania is escalating.
By Evan Blake, 29 November 2016
The alleged attacker had expressed concern about his ability to pray on campus due to the negative image of Muslims presented in the media.
By our reporter, 29 November 2016
Hundreds of hate crimes have been reported since election day.
By Brad Dixon, 29 November 2016
The pharmaceutical industry, which has contributed to the opioid epidemic, is now hiking the price of naloxone, the treatment for opioid overdoses.
An open letter to the New York University Student Activities Board
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 November 2016
Earlier this month, the Student Activities Board of NYU, in an act of political censorship, blocked the IYSSE from establishing a club on campus.
By Eric London, 28 November 2016
President Barack Obama is denouncing an entirely legitimate legal action to verify the outcome of the election in states where the result was exceptionally close.
By Shannon Jones, 28 November 2016
The court ruling upset 70 years of prior precedent that gave the Labor Department the authority to set rules regulating overtime pay.
By Jessica Goldstein, 28 November 2016
The recent shootings take place one year after the release of dashcam footage of the murder of 17-year-old black youth Laquan McDonald by a Chicago cop.
By Jerry White, 26 November 2016
Honeywell workers in the US are waging a courageous struggle against corporate management and the UAW, which is backing the company’s demands for health care concessions.
By Marko Leone, 26 November 2016
Nurses are determined to fight, while the union has called a limited strike to let off steam while it works to impose a contract on management’s terms.
By Shannon Jones, 26 November 2016
Despite the significant rejection vote, the IUE–CWA has not called a strike and is instead seeking further meetings with management.
By Mark Witkowski, 25 November 2016
In the drive to maximize profit for the construction and real estate industries, the safety and well-being of workers is given a back seat to the demands of real estate developers.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 November 2016
Sophia Wilansky, 21, was severely injured by a police concussion grenade, and may require an arm amputation.
“There are a lot of struggling people in the Detroit Metro area”
By Shannon Jones, 25 November 2016
As we enter the holiday season, residents of Detroit and surrounding suburbs face continued high levels of unemployment, food insecurity and homelessness.
By Andre Damon, 24 November 2016
For millions of American families, the Thanksgiving holiday will only underscore the economic insecurity and social misery they confront.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2016
Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is being largely ignored by the American media and the political establishment, including the Democratic Party leadership.
By James Brookfield, 24 November 2016
The newly elected Democratic leader is a defender of Wall Street who backed the war in Iraq.
By Tom Carter, 24 November 2016
The assault on democratic rights under cover of the “war on terror” has provided the incoming Trump administration with a pseudo-legal framework to impose authoritarian methods of rule.
By Nick Beams, 24 November 2016
Trump’s agenda for the US economy bears a striking resemblance to his own business operations: a mixture of tax evasion, swindling and profit-gouging.
By Fred Mazelis, 24 November 2016
Three dozen children from the Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga were headed home when their bus crashed into a tree and was nearly sliced in half.
2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony
By David Walsh, 24 November 2016
Tuesday’s ceremony, during which Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 21 individuals, was a bizarre and unreal event.
By Debra Watson, 23 November 2016
Following the rejection of a lawsuit on a moratorium, thousands of Wayne County, Michigan residents may soon face eviction as officials seize properties for back taxes.
By Steve Filips, 23 November 2016
So far this fall, 25 people have died in home fires in Texas, 25 Georgia and 21 in Pennsylvania.
By Patrick Martin, 23 November 2016
Trump gave the media executives and anchors a tongue-lashing, creating an atmosphere that one cowed participant compared to a “firing squad.”
By Kevin Martinez, 22 November 2016
Violence broke out on Sunday night when protesters tried to remove a blockade but were stopped by police using water cannon, tear gas and concussion grenades.
By Gabriel Black, 22 November 2016
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s annual report points to the growing danger of a general collapse in the US pension system.
By John Marion, 22 November 2016
While raising fares and privatizing jobs since the 2015 snowstorm crisis, the Baker administration has not provided adequate resources to assure basic safety for subway riders.
By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2016
As the Democratic Party seeks to normalize the transfer of power to Trump, the appointments of the president-elect confirm the historically unprecedented character of the incoming US administration.
By Tom Eley, 21 November 2016
The unprecedentedly right-wing cabinet being formed is meeting no opposition from the Democrats.
By Jerry White, 21 November 2016
In an interview with German media outlets, Obama rejected a presidential pardon for NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
By Alan Whyte, 21 November 2016
After shutting down a six-day strike to boost the vote for Hillary Clinton, the Transport Workers Union imposed a concessions deal on Philadelphia transit workers.
By Carlos Delgado, 21 November 2016
The shutoff notices come as the state challenges a federal order to begin door-to-door water delivery.
By Alex Gonzalez, 21 November 2016
Segregation in Virginia public schools has increased by 60 percent since 2003.
A chilling attack on free speech
By David Walsh, 21 November 2016
President-elect Donald Trump responded to concerns about his incoming administration as expressed by the cast of the Broadway show Hamilton with a series of thuggish, threatening Tweets.
By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2016
His appointments are a Southern racist to run the Justice Department, an anti-Muslim bigot for national security adviser, and a congressman tied to the Koch brothers as CIA director.
By our reporter, 19 November 2016
In the wake of a television appearance in which a Trump campaign activist said that a registry of Muslim visitors to the United States could be justified under the “precedent” set by the mass internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, a leader of the Trump transition team has revealed that a formal proposal for such a registry is under discussion.
By Nick Beams, 19 November 2016
The rise in interest rates and US bond yields could have major international implications, particularly for emerging markets.
By Kate Randall, 19 November 2016
One in seven people in the US will become addicted to drugs or alcohol in their lifetimes, but only 10 percent of them will ever receive any treatment.
By Sandy English, 19 November 2016
Part-time and temporary faculty at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York City began voting on a strike authorization this week.
By Patrick Martin, 18 November 2016
The Democratic Party leadership is moving very rapidly to align itself with Trump, based on a program of economic nationalism and trade war.
By Jessica Goldstein, 18 November 2016
The death of a contract truck driver at ArcelorMittal in Burns Harbor, Indiana, highlights the deadly consequences of the corporate cost-cutting drive backed by the unions.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2016
Obama’s promotion of his successor is so obvious that the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung described him as Donald Trump’s “press spokesman.”
By Joseph Kishore, 17 November 2016
The cordial words from leading Democrats come amidst growing protests against Trump’s election, centered among high school students and youth.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2016
The offensive has been accompanied by an increasingly hysterical campaign in the media against any easing of tensions with Moscow under a Trump administration.
By Zaida Green, 17 November 2016
Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm after shooting Castile seven times during a traffic stop in July.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2016
Former New York Mayor Giuliani, named as top choice for secretary of state, condemned the Obama administration for failing to “even threaten to use our military” against Russia.
By our reporters, 16 November 2016
The protests on Tuesday follow the press conference of Obama on Monday, when he urged Americans to “reconcile themselves” with a Trump presidency.
By Samuel Davidson, 16 November 2016
A former police officer was charged in the death of an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.
By Tom Carter, 16 November 2016
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has unleashed a series of tweets calling for a “state of emergency” to be declared and for the ongoing anti-Trump protests to be violently “quelled” by the military.
By David Walsh, 16 November 2016
In two open letters last Friday, the New York Times expressed regret for its coverage of the US election and promised to approach the Donald Trump administration “without bias.”
By Patrick Martin, 15 November 2016
The Democratic president emphasized his desire for a “smooth transition” to a government by an ultra-right Republican opposed by a majority of the American people.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 November 2016
Trump's rise to power signals a drastic political realignment within the American ruling class.
By Tom Eley, 14 November 2016
Trump’s appointment of a fascist as a top advisor and his plans to deport millions of immigrants are the initial moves of what will be the most right-wing government in American history.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2016
As Trump assembles his administration, the Democratic Party and the media seek to normalize a government of the extreme right the likes of which has never been seen in American history.
By Shannon Jones, 14 November 2016
Demonstrations continued coast to coast over the weekend against the election of Donald Trump and his far-right and anti-immigrant politics.
By our reporters, 14 November 2016
For the second time in a week, anti-Trump protesters gathered in downtown Chicago Saturday morning expressing social anger felt throughout the United States in the wake of Trump’s election.
By Gabriel Black, 14 November 2016
Moore has been brought forward to keep the broadly felt popular opposition to president-elect Donald Trump from breaking free of the political semi-corpse of the Democratic Party.
By Nick Beams, 11 November 2016
The sharp rise in stock prices is being driven both by Trump’s pro-corporate policies and the support he has received from the Democratic Party establishment.
By Fred Mazelis, 11 November 2016
The administration of Governor Chris Christie—the head of Donald Trump’s transition team—has given the Local Finance Board the power to fire workers and rip up union contracts.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2016
In rushing to support Trump, the Democrats and the media are largely remaining silent about a significant fact of the election: the president-elect lost the popular vote.
By Joseph Santolan, 10 November 2016
The Berkeley protest was part of a wave of protests in cities across the country expressing shock and outrage at the election of Trump.
By Nick Barrickman, 10 November 2016
The budget proposal would see the layoff of over 1,000 of the D.C. transit system’s 13,000 workers while imposing fare hikes and cuts to services.
By Barry Grey, 10 November 2016
The lack of enthusiasm for Clinton was fundamentally a class response to a crony of Wall Street with a record of militarism and corruption.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 November 2016
Such is the level of political crisis in the United States that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.
By our reporters, 9 November 2016
Jerry White and Niles Niemuth spoke with workers about their thoughts on the candidates and what is to come after the elections.
By Tom Carter, 9 November 2016
The prosecution’s case suffered a major setback when it was revealed that the government had sent as many as nine informants into the extremist camp during the siege.
By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2016
By a more than a 2-to-1 margin, Momentive workers rejected a second contract offer that was even worse than the first.
Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016
The following report was given by IYSSE National Secretary Andre Damon to the “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War” conference held November 5 in Detroit.
By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016
Slavoj Žižek, the darling of the academic pseudo-left, continued his open embrace of right-wing politics by endorsing the fascistic Republican candidate for president.