Notes from the campaign trail
By Niles Niemuth, 4 August 2018
The campaign of Niles Niemuth for Congress established its first election committee in Ann Arbor this week and announced its first round of public meetings across the district.
By Patrick Martin, 3 August 2018
The 87-10 vote, with 41 Democrats joining 46 Republicans in support, represents final congressional approval for the record-breaking war spending.
By Gabriel Black, 3 August 2018
A report by Reuters shows that nearly half of the US population does not earn enough money to cover expenses and is increasingly dependent on unsustainable levels of debt to survive.
Following IAWV exposure at Texas warehouse
By Evan Cohen, 3 August 2018
Amazon warehouse workers face staggering rates of injuries, routine harassment, high turnover and authoritarian surveillance.
“The union is essentially a puppet for the company”
By Will Morrow, 3 August 2018
The WSWS spoke with Sean, a 32-year-old part-time UPS warehouse worker, who described the conditions for UPS workers, the abuse of workers by management, and the complicity of the Teamsters.
By Francis Dubois, 3 August 2018
Former Foreign Secretary Laurent Fabius claimed to know nothing about it, but ties between terrorist groups and the former Socialist Party government are rapidly coming to light.
By Josh Varlin, 3 August 2018
The derailment affected thousands of commuters well into the evening rush hour.
3 August 2018
The Socialist Equality Party in the United States held its Fifth National Congress July 22-27 in Southeast Michigan.
By our reporter, 3 August 2018
The Michigan Board of Elections will not formally decide whether to certify Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth until September 7, but the deadline has passed for any outside group, such as the Democratic Party, to file a challenge.
Amid trial of former campaign chairman, Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe “right now”
By Barry Grey, 2 August 2018
The Manafort trial is one of several recent developments pointing to an escalation by Special Counsel Mueller of his campaign against Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 2 August 2018
Behind the incessant claims of no money for urgent social needs is the drive by the top 0.1 percent to monopolize all the wealth created by the working class.
By Andre Damon, 2 August 2018
The campaign to censor the internet, initially presented as a response to alleged Russian “meddling,” is increasingly targeting left-wing political viewpoints.
By Will Morrow, 2 August 2018
The union is aware that there is widespread opposition to the deal and is seeking to buy time to wear down the workers and impose a contract demanded by the company.
By Nick Beams, 2 August 2018
The US is actively considering escalating proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent up from the initial level of 10 percent.
By Joseph Lorenz, 2 August 2018
In a tightly controlled meeting, local and state officials sought to dispel the anger of residents who learned last week that their water has dangerous levels of PFAS chemicals.
By Kayla Costa, 2 August 2018
Based on the absurd claim that anti-ICE protesters threatened the lives of federal immigration agents, ICE employees sent a cease and desist letter to the mayor.
By Nick Barrickman, 2 August 2018
After an overwhelming vote by its members to strike in July, ATU Local 689, with a membership of over 8,000 public transit workers, has sought to drag out discussions between it and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
By Jessica Goldstein, 2 August 2018
The World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter spoke with autoworkers in Chicago and Kokomo, Indiana about the corruption scandal which has wracked the United Auto Workers.
Resolution of the SEP (US) Fifth National Congress
2 August 2018
This resolution was unanimously adopted by the Socialist Equality Party Congress, held July 22–27.
By Hiram Lee, 2 August 2018
Fifty years after the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on US public television, a new documentary explores its history and influence.
By Niles Niemuth, 1 August 2018
The Trump administration is preparing to change the calculation of the capital gains tax so as to funnel billions more to the top 10 percent.
By David Brown, 1 August 2018
For the second year in a row, the US state of California is the scene of death and destruction, as wildfires surge throughout the state and drive thousands from their homes.
By Robert Stevens, 1 August 2018
The report calls for a crack down on individuals and political organisations, social media and alternative media sources that expose the plans of the imperialist powers.
By Kevin Martinez, 1 August 2018
The program allows federal air marshals to follow and report on American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation, and not on any terrorist watch list.
By Matthew MacEgan, 1 August 2018
Two weeks ago, a white man shot an unarmed black man over a parking spot at a convenience store but was not arrested.
By David Walsh, 1 August 2018
The New Yorker magazine has posted Farrow’s new article, detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Leslie Moonves, the chairman, president and CEO of CBS Corporation.
By Nancy Hanover, 31 July 2018
The unions double-crossed the West Virginia teachers, ending their struggle without securing funding for the PEIA, which underwrites their health insurance.
By Toby Reese, 31 July 2018
The company continues to show a net loss despite massive outside investments as it attempts to work out assembly line problems amid reports of serious workplace safety violations.
By Andre Damon, 31 July 2018
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is a cynical effort to put a “left-wing,” “progressive,” youth-oriented, and multicultural gloss on the right-wing, pro-war Democratic Party.
As UPS, steel and telecom companies demand wage freezes
By Jerry White, 30 July 2018
Employers are not only refusing to relent on wages, they are doubling down and demanding new givebacks on healthcare, pensions and work rules.
By Joseph Lorenz, 30 July 2018
This tragedy underscores the desperate and dangerous living conditions confronting millions of low-income and unemployed workers across the US.
By Patrick Martin, 30 July 2018
Both parties are so out of touch with the realities of life for most Americans as to give their campaigns a delusional character.
By Brian Dixon, 30 July 2018
Based on recent data, a USA Today article last Thursday concluded that the United States was the most dangerous country in the developed world for women to give birth.
By Alec Andersen, 30 July 2018
Some 38,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate the area, many of whom have been forced to proceed to hastily-constructed relief centers run by charities.
By Nick Barrickman, 30 July 2018
The decision to deny charges comes nearly a year after Ismael Lopez’ death sparked protests and opposition within Southaven, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.
By Will Morrow, 30 July 2018
The union’s campaign recalls the United Auto Workers’ denunciations of exposures of its 2015 sellout contract as “fake news.”
Mobilize the working class behind Indiana autoworkers
By the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter, 30 July 2018
If autoworkers are to prevent another sellout by the UAW, they must take control of the struggle into their own hands by electing rank-and-file strike committee.
By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2018
The Trump White House hailed House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the resources for US military aggression around the world.
By Kate Randall, 28 July 2018
The Trump administration and pharmaceuticals’ opposition to the 340B program is based on boosting the profits of the drug companies and clawing back any government regulations on them.
By Carlos Delgado, 28 July 2018
City officials announced to residents of Parchment, Michigan Thursday that their water contained dangerously high levels of PFAS chemicals.
By Niles Niemuth, 28 July 2018
Supporters of Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for the US Congress from Michigan’s 12th District, are distributing this statement at appearances by DSA member and Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
By Shannon Jones, 27 July 2018
The revelation that the just-retired UAW president authorized the illegal use of money from company-funded joint training centers demonstrates that the organization is engaged in a criminal conspiracy against auto workers.
By Patrick Martin, 27 July 2018
The forcible separation of parents and children by the Trump administration is an act of mass kidnapping and a crime against humanity.
By Alec Andersen, 27 July 2018
The subpoena comes in the wake of an abortive effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by Republican members of the House Freedom Caucus.
By Nick Beams, 27 July 2018
The collapse of the takeover has far-reaching implications for other high-tech companies that had been waiting for the outcome of the Qualcomm-NXP deal before proceeding with their own plans.
By Sheila Brehm, 27 July 2018
During a press conference in Flint, Michigan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose to attack Trump not for gutting the EPA or aid to hungry families but for “Russian meddling”
By Nick Beams, 26 July 2018
The threat by Washington to impose a 25 percent tariff on auto imports has not been removed, but only suspended while negotiations go ahead on broader trade relations.
Seven months after Trump’s tax cut
By Gabriel Black, 26 July 2018
The trillions in deficits created by the tax cuts for the rich will be used to justify further slashes to critical social programs that millions of Americans rely on.
By Mike Head, 26 July 2018
The joint AUSMIN statement reaffirmed a “steadfast and enduring” alliance dating back to World War I.
By John Burton, 26 July 2018
Melyda Corado was killed Saturday afternoon by a police officer shooting at a suspect fleeing into the store.
By Eric London, 26 July 2018
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced plans Tuesday for mass workplace raids and the surveillance of tens of thousands of workplaces.
By Barry Grey, 25 July 2018
Despite the hysteria whipped up inside the Beltway and among affluent sections of the upper-middle class, the Democrats’ anti-Russia campaign is finding no significant response among the broad mass of the American people.
By Tom Hall, 25 July 2018
The admission by government lawyers raises the prospect that hundreds of parents separated under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy might never see their children again.
By Shannon Jones, 25 July 2018
Nancy Johnson pleaded guilty to charges related to the illegal payout of more than $1.5 million by Fiat Chrysler aimed at securing favorable contract terms from the United Auto Workers.
By our reporter, 25 July 2018
In an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2016 strike, the Communications Workers of America has agreed to a deal that will impose further healthcare givebacks.
By John Marion, 25 July 2018
Workers called the strike after rejecting a new contract by vote last week.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2018
Hunger strikes and lawsuits have exposed the barbaric treatment of refugees and immigrants at detention facilities in the US.
24 July 2018
By Marcus Day, 24 July 2018
Autoworkers are increasingly seeking to fight back against the deterioration of working conditions, in particular the atrocious treatment of temporary part-time (TPT) workers.
By Daniel de Vries, 24 July 2018
Daniel Pantaleo has remained on the job pending an internal investigation into the 2014 strangling death of Garner.
After overwhelming vote for strike action
By Nick Barrickman, 24 July 2018
Metro workers have been without a contract since 2016, when negotiations broke down over questions of pay cuts, job security and privatization of services.
By Fred Mazelis, 24 July 2018
Nixon’s campaign is part of the effort, following the victory of Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to give the Democratic Party a “left” facelift.
By Tom Hall, 23 July 2018
Decades after the deadly disease was nearly eradicated, more than one in five veteran coal miners now suffer from black lung disease.
By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2018
There is no contradiction between the influx of military-intelligence candidates into the Democratic Party and the Democrats’ making use of the services of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez to give the party a “left” cover.
By Will Morrow, 23 July 2018
Teamsters Local 647 president Brian Hammond sent a letter to UPS workers that wage increases will be diverted to their pensions if they fail to ratify the contract.
By Sandy English, 23 July 2018
The accident is the latest in a series that points to the decay of the physical infrastructure in New York.
By Eric London, 21 July 2018
A July 17 report revealed 1,310 reports by immigrants of rape and sexual assault at detention centers from 2013 to 2017.
By Andre Damon, 21 July 2018
“With a supine Congress unwilling to play the role it is assigned by the Constitution, the deep state stands between us and the abyss,” declares Post columnist Eugene Robinson.
By Kayla Costa, 21 July 2018
The Butch-Lewis Act of 2017, backed by the Democrats and unions, only serves as a new way to cut pensions down to poverty levels.
By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2018
Workers have expressed a determination to fight deteriorating working conditions, including management’s attempt to force temporary part-time workers to perform overtime.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 July 2018
Multiple safety warnings were ignored for the sake of ticket sales.
Washington D.C. transit union calls for “cooling off period” after Metro workers overwhelmingly vote to strike
By Nick Barrickman, 21 July 2018
The struggle for decent pay, job protections and high quality benefits be removed from the hands of the ATU bureaucrats immediately.
By Patrick Martin, 21 July 2018
DSA candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are seeking to disguise the drastic shift of the Democratic Party to the right on domestic, and especially, foreign policy.
By Isaac Finn, 20 July 2018
The increase is one part of a rising number of “deaths of despair” caused by suicide and drug and alcohol abuse, which have contributed to declining life expectancy in the US.
By Kate Randall, 20 July 2018
Both condemned inmates suffered traumatic childhoods, committed heinous murders, expressed remorse for their crimes, and were executed by the state.
By Mark Witkowski, 20 July 2018
The death of Angel Espinosa is the latest in a growing number of workplace fatalities in the state with fatalities steadily increasing over the last two decades.
By Eric London, 20 July 2018
At the heart of the Democratic Party-led anti-Russia hysteria is the claim that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, threaten “our democracy.”
By Andy Thompson, 20 July 2018
The Republican resolution in support of Immigration and Customs Enforcement passed with only 38 Democrats opposing.
By Joanne Laurier, 20 July 2018
The Yellow Birds is based on the 2012 novel of the same title by Kevin Powers. The story revolves around three American soldiers and the devastating impact of the Iraq War on their lives and psyches.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 July 2018
The Democrats have adopted a well-worn narrative from the history of the US right, merely changing the word “communism” to “Russia.”
By Shelley Connor, 19 July 2018
The White House report doubles down on the one consistent theme of the Trump administration: that the poor are imagining their poverty, and that all they lack is self-sufficiency and the impetus to work.
“We should be governing ourselves in this fight”
By Will Morrow, 19 July 2018
The proposed deal maintains poverty level wages for part-time workers, introduces a new lower-paid “hybrid” worker, and does nothing to address unsafe working conditions.
By Nancy Hanover, 19 July 2018
In the aftermath of the biggest teachers’ strike wave in 40 years, the American Federation of Teachers bureaucracy is seeking to head off a militant movement and defend its interests by promoting the Democrats in the mid-term elections.
Amid silence from Democrats on attacks on immigrants
By Alec Andersen, 19 July 2018
While the Democrats and the media are obsessing over Trump’s supposed pro-Russian “treason,” the administration is escalating its assault on the right to asylum.
Socialist candidate for Congress Niles Niemuth submits thousands of signatures for ballot access in Michigan
By our reporter, 19 July 2018
Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for US congress, formally filed for ballot access Wednesday, submitting nearly 6,000 signatures from residents of Michigan's 12th district.
In South Africa speech deploring “exploding inequality”
By Barry Grey, 19 July 2018
Obama may be surprised at his recent entry into the American financial oligarchy, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part to “join the club.”
By Andre Damon, 18 July 2018
This entire sordid episode demonstrates the degree to which the intelligence apparatus, with its single-minded pursuit of military conflict with Russia, holds sway over the American state, media and political establishment.
By Dan Conway, 18 July 2018
The California Democratic Party leadership endorsed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s opponent, State Senator Kevin de Leon, although Feinstein is still heavily favored in the November election.
“Profit over people? The people make those profits possible”
By Kayla Costa, 18 July 2018
A driver with 12 years told the WSWS the union was “making deals with the company to suit them, not the members.”
By Ali Elhassan, 18 July 2018
The three-year deal, covering 100,000 workers, contains a paltry raise that will be paid for by increased out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Notes from the campaign trail
By our reporters, 18 July 2018
Supporters and members of the Socialist Equality Party share their stories from campaigning to put Niles Niemuth on the ballot in November for Michigan’s 12th congressional district.
By David Walsh, 18 July 2018
There is nothing positive or progressive about Johansson’s announcement that she is withdrawing from Rub & Tug, a film project about a transgender massage parlor owner with underworld connections.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2018
Trump’s appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki unleashed a wave of denunciations from Democrats and the media, with former top intelligence officials calling for his ouster.
By our reporters, 17 July 2018
The footage was released very quickly, against official protocol, as the city attempts to defuse popular anger over the shooting and police aggression towards protesters.
By Kayla Costa, 17 July 2018
UPS workers are in a direct fight with the Teamsters union, which is seeking to impose management’s dictates and defend the financial interests of the union executives.
By Mike Ingram, 17 July 2018
Nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center held a 48-hour strike last week after months of stalled negotiations for a new contract.
By Shelley Connor, 17 July 2018
A Senate report found that three pharmaceutical companies shipped a total of 1.6 billion doses of opioids into Missouri between 2012 and 2017.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 July 2018
The investigation into last week's explosion in Sun Prairie that killed one firefighter is still “ongoing,” with little information being released to the public.
Notes from the campaign trail
By our reporters, 17 July 2018
Supporters and members of the SEP share their stories from campaigning to put Niles Niemuth on the November ballot for Michigan’s 12th congressional district.
By Andre Damon, 16 July 2018
Prior to Trump’s upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.