US History http://www.wsws.org/topics/historySubCategory/h-uslab/ The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/vinc-j19.html Who shot down the Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine? Anyone who thinks that the US government is incapable of carrying out or sanctioning such a horrendous action against innocent civilians should consider the infamous case of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7099b896-2406-4dc2-b21c-2542b640ef0D/vinc-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/civi-j02.html The Civil Rights Act came in response to the mass protests known as the Civil Rights movement that swept the American South beginning in the 1950s. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb9ee90d-d066-4fbe-aa4b-2f0d6acc8efE/civi-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the murder of the Mississippi civil rights workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/miss-j23.html James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner sacrificed their lives in the struggle for democratic rights and social equality. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/072d4439-e8a2-423e-833c-e648abf2f7aP/miss-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z The Civil War in 1864 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/civi-m23.html The American Civil War entered its decisive phase 150 years ago, in the summer and fall of 1864. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bcef5ea-a7b2-4b58-8fe4-09d40076037L/civi-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z 100 years since Ford’s five dollar day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/ford-m05.html Ford’s profit-sharing scheme was billed as the key to social harmony. Yet socialism and the Russian Revolution, coming just four years later, breathed a new spirit into the American class struggle. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62aed93d-fb03-4258-bc1d-59fbacc28f1F/ford-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z 100 years since founding of the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/pubd-f20.html In 2014, the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office marks a century since its founding, amid unprecedented attacks on the right to counsel. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/789239eb-8a28-4ea5-890a-89cb603fec1O/pubd-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z PBS’s <em>Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913</em> commemorates Michigan’s bitter labor past http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/08/mich-j08.html A new PBS documentary looks at a miners’ strike a century ago in northern Michigan in which 73 workers and their children were victims of a company provocation. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b159377-1199-4a47-9d99-b44c7d51c03J/mich-j08.html 2014-01-08T06:00:00Z Fifty years since Johnson’s declaration of the “War on Poverty” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/08/pers-j08.html President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” declared 50 years ago Wednesday, proved to be liberal reformism's last gasp. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/071160d7-a5c3-4018-93b7-0b0f51824d8D/pers-j08.html 2014-01-08T05:00:00Z A half-century since the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/pers-n22.html It may be the case that the American people will never know who killed Kennedy. But the deeper causes of his death can be explained. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/add68369-5f4b-4058-bee4-93d81602657E/pers-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z 150 years since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/19/pers-n19.html President Obama has spurned invitations to the gathering commemorating America’s most famous political speech. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e39234f-9853-44c4-9c76-abd6b304254H/pers-n19.html 2013-11-19T05:00:00Z Diego Rivera’s “Battle of Detroit” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/03/indu-o03.html The production of Rivera’s murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, begun just months after the massacre of protesting workers near Ford’s River Rouge industrial complex, was a major political event. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf70d73-d2f4-4c8c-b01a-9f403645fc9L/indu-o03.html 2013-10-03T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the March on Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/24/king-a24.html The 50-year commemoration of the March on Washington is a mockery of the struggles and sacrifices embodied in the mass civil rights movement. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04382ed4-9e2d-4be6-94d4-7b5749ae283K/king-a24.html 2013-08-24T05:00:00Z Falsifying the American Civil War: Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/08/good-j08.html Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin attempted to strip the American Civil War of its revolutionary significance in her keynote speech at celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f0052cd-c1e6-41db-95a3-ac5f6bfe2c6P/good-j08.html 2013-07-08T05:00:00Z Obama glorifies militarism on the Fourth of July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/06/pers-j06.html Obama gave his brief address in the midst of a campaign of persecution against a genuine defender of freedom and democracy, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4651feea-4760-4253-9e4f-5c85046c5d8C/pers-j06.html 2013-07-06T05:00:00Z Video: Gettysburg park workers, guests speak on the Civil War and the state of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/06/vide-j06.html In this video, workers, guests and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park speak about the lasting significance of the Civil War and the ongoing attacks on American democracy. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bee4ebf-199d-49b3-a53e-ca306b65eebH/vide-j06.html 2013-07-06T05:00:00Z Historian Allen Guelzo speaks on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/04/vide-j04.html In an interview with the WSWS, Civil War historian Allen Guelzo explains the world historical significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s subsequent Gettysburg Address. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c00f7d-9004-452c-981a-cbb43e0dad2K/vide-j04.html 2013-07-04T05:00:00Z Third day of Gettysburg anniversary: Discussions on Snowden and the decay of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/04/gett-j04.html Workers and young people visiting the Gettysburg battlefields contrasted the powerful democratic ideals of Lincoln and the Union forces with government spying, war and inequality in contemporary America. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ce2b2c-a149-4027-b1ad-d50d2e91b30G/gett-j04.html 2013-07-04T05:00:00Z Day two of the Gettysburg Anniversary: Visitors speak on the Civil War and contemporary matters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/03/gett-j03.html Conversations about the historical significance of the war and of the Battle of Gettysburg abound, and discussions quickly turn to broader topics. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/123ee13a-a2b7-4631-a923-b43b266651cB/gett-j03.html 2013-07-03T05:00:00Z Workers, young people discuss the enduring relevance of the Battle of Gettysburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/02/gett-j02.html In conversations about the Civil War, several people who spoke to the WSWS contrasted the ideals fought for by Lincoln with the inequality and destruction of democratic rights in contemporary America. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8549843-103f-4414-8728-5c445132674D/gett-j02.html 2013-07-02T05:00:00Z The contemporary significance of the Declaration of Independence and the Battle of Gettysburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/01/pers-j01.html The American Revolution and the Civil War were two of the great events in world history, advancing democratic principles that are everywhere under assault today. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81df8b5c-ed1e-457e-b2a0-b44c2bed74eM/pers-j01.html 2013-07-01T05:00:00Z 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/01/gett-j01.html On July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, the bloodiest battle in the history of North America took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the midst of the Civil War. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1756aac7-3524-4154-a713-8ae40525113I/gett-j01.html 2013-07-01T05:00:00Z One hundred fifty years since West Virginia statehood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/19/wvag-j19.html West Virginia gained statehood 150 years ago in the revolutionary struggle to eradicate slavery in the United States during the Civil War. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f3ace14-a8ae-43ce-8785-6538ed78921F/wvag-j19.html 2013-06-19T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the execution of the Rosenbergs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/15/rose-j15.html The WSWS is reposting today an article from June 2003 on the half-century anniversary of the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on espionage charges, carried out at the height of the anticommunist witch-hunt in the US. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf93bd68-9301-4a98-9f1b-f2ad5b69e01K/rose-j15.html 2013-06-15T05:00:00Z The WSWS speaks to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s son http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/15/meer-j15.html Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple executed by the US government in June 1953 on trumped-up charges of atomic espionage. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b616704f-88c0-45de-87e3-045107a949bN/meer-j15.html 2013-06-15T05:00:00Z America’s revolutionary founding document http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/04/decl-m04.html A book that seriously considers the impact the Declaration of Independence is most welcome reading in 2013, a year which has seen an intensifying assault on the most basic principles of America’s founding document. Sat, 04 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71ba6efb-48de-408d-bf57-9d01cdee0f7D/decl-m04.html 2013-05-04T05:00:00Z Understanding Lincoln: An interview with historian Allen Guelzo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/03/guel-a03.html Leading Abraham Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo recently spoke with Tom Mackaman of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81bcc886-178e-4c34-bef8-d79434028afB/guel-a03.html 2013-04-03T05:00:00Z The British working class and the American Civil War: 150 years since London’s St. James’ Hall meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/26/jame-m26.html March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the “monster” antislavery, pro-Union meeting of British workers at St. James’ Hall in London. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a30ea44-0237-40e5-ac7e-62d461a09adO/jame-m26.html 2013-03-26T05:00:00Z American Federation of Teachers’ journal slanders historian Howard Zinn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/18/aftz-f18.html A review article on <em>A People’s History of the US</em> in the current issue of <em>American Educator</em> lays bare the union leadership’s slavish support for American capitalism. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d5906f4-80a3-4e6f-84b8-3e539cd63e7P/aftz-f18.html 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z PBS’s <em>The Abolitionists</em>: Remembering the political struggle against slavery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/31/abol-j31.html The Public Broadcasting System’s <em>The Abolitionists</em> is a reminder that the fight against slavery in the US was a hard-fought political struggle. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e355df5-5f96-4f41-9811-5708207fc67B/abol-j31.html 2013-01-31T05:00:00Z Forty years after Roe v. Wade: Abortion rights under sustained attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/28/abor-j28.html Four decades later, women’s reproductive rights are under severe attack, particularly regarding the affordability and accessibility of services for working class women. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/208469d5-14b1-4b74-9913-ba59a51b2ddE/abor-j28.html 2013-01-28T05:00:00Z 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/03/proc-j03.html We repost here a perspective initially posted on September 22 celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s order that legally freed 4 million slaves and altered the course of the American Civil War. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cece536-76a6-4038-a2fd-1cd98faacabN/proc-j03.html 2013-01-03T05:00:00Z Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the historical drama of the Civil War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/11/linc-n12.html Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is a powerful cinematic treatment of the Lincoln administration’s struggle to pass a Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in 1865, the final year of the American Civil War. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b74b618f-4330-4664-9021-6abf8a5f9ffA/linc-n12.html 2012-11-12T05:00:00Z An exchange of letters on the Emancipation Proclamation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/eman-s29.html The WSWS posts a letter from a reader on “150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation” and a reply by the author, Tom Mackaman. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c450818-0f6a-41d7-b394-7aa1e026c3aM/eman-s29.html 2012-09-29T05:00:00Z 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/pers-s22.html On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln made public the Emancipation Proclamation, which transformed the Civil War into a social revolution. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/891f787b-f2c5-4b8e-9730-d7157b914e6H/pers-s22.html 2012-09-22T05:00:00Z 150 years since the Battle of Antietam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/anti-s17.html The Battle of Antietam, fought 150 years ago in the second year of the American Civil War, set the stage for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd148762-3a15-43e2-a0c1-879b77b1197C/anti-s17.html 2012-09-17T05:00:00Z Thirty years since the murder of Vincent Chin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/chin-j23.html Thirty years ago this week, on June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin, an Asian-American draftsman, was beaten to death by a Chrysler foreman and his son in a racially motivated killing. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fbdc9c3-d348-471f-804a-20462b28a88H/chin-j23.html 2012-06-23T05:00:00Z Remembering the Ludlow Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/ludl-j01.html The World Socialist Web Site publishes the concluding installment in a series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37b4fadb-039b-4a83-9042-4fa580689ffP/ludl-j01.html 2012-06-01T05:00:00Z Remembering the Ludlow Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/ludl-m31.html The World Socialist Web Site publishes the third installment in a four-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914. Thu, 31 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/264a9f4b-5803-41c4-93a1-a27bd12d2bfN/ludl-m31.html 2012-05-31T05:00:00Z Remembering the Ludlow Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/ludl-m30.html The World Socialist Web Site publishes the second installment in a four-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914. Wed, 30 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bee8b3da-c55a-4eef-86ab-a3be1109b7aM/ludl-m30.html 2012-05-30T05:00:00Z Seventy-five years since the Memorial Day Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/pers-m29.html Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Memorial Day Massacre, when Chicago police opened fire on unarmed striking steelworkers, killing 10 and wounding 30. Tue, 29 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab1d5a0f-04ea-4276-b414-4e7ffe85a4bG/pers-m29.html 2012-05-29T05:00:00Z Remembering the Ludlow Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/ludl-m29.html The World Socialist Web Site publishes the first installment in a five-part series on the Colorado miners’ strike of 1913-1914, which culminated in the Ludlow Massacre and the Ten Days war. Tue, 29 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/254763c9-8644-4d3c-ab0d-d4da9ed607fM/ludl-m29.html 2012-05-29T05:00:00Z Chicago’s Hull House closes after 120 years of service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/02/hull-f08.html The Jane Addams Hull House Association, one of the largest non-profit social service organizations in Chicago, abruptly shut down on Friday, January 27, after 120 years. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c6b8e19-65b9-4e5d-b281-707a92d3050N/hull-f08.html 2012-02-08T05:00:00Z Forty years since the Attica uprising http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/09/atti-s26.html This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1971 uprising by prisoners at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York and its bloody suppression by state police called in by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5435a861-2712-4ffb-8507-21e97457783K/atti-s26.html 2011-09-26T05:00:00Z Thirty years since the PATCO strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/08/pat1-a03.html This is the first installment of a series of articles marking the 30th anniversary of the PATCO air traffic controllers’ strike in the US. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/469a86f3-0a7a-47d2-adf5-d8750a26b0aD/pat1-a03.html 2011-08-03T05:00:00Z The Conspirator: Film on Lincoln assassination trial misses the mark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/cons-m02.html The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford, examines the trial by military commission of Mary Surratt. Mon, 02 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6e8ace-574e-43c0-9062-e6eabd1682aD/cons-m02.html 2011-05-02T05:00:00Z One hundred and fifty years since the US Civil War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/04/pers-a13.html This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederate attack on federal soldiers at Fort Sumter, in South Carolina, which began the Civil War between the Union and the Confederacy—an epochal event in American and world history. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/708c8109-5dc2-4d0d-9f75-13154b98647B/pers-a13.html 2011-04-13T05:00:00Z HBO’s Triangle: Remember the Fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/03/tria-m25.html The excellent production values of Triangle: Remember the Fire leave an indelible visual memory of one of the greatest tragedies in American workplace. Sadly, the documentary’s limited perspective dishonors the legacy of the tragedy. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1df121f5-c011-4fbb-be0d-cf8ba2164c3P/tria-m25.html 2011-03-25T05:00:00Z 150 years ago: The election of Abraham Lincoln touches off secession crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/1860-d24.html On December 20, 1860, six weeks after voters of the United States elected Abraham Lincoln as the 16th president, South Carolina seceded from the union. Other Southern states soon followed, leading within little over five months to the outbreak of the American Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in US history, and ultimately to the freeing of 4 million slaves. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1580f23-3465-4376-89bf-2cdab976578D/1860-d24.html 2010-12-24T05:00:00Z Leon Trotsky’s Analysis of the Emerging Global Role of US Capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/11/nble-n24.html The WSWS organized a panel on “The Cultural, Economic and Geo-strategic Thought of Leon Trotsky: A Retrospective Analysis 70 years after His Assassination,” at the 42nd annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (formerly the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies), held November 18-21 in Los Angeles. About 1,400 historians, political scientists, economists, and literary scholars presented papers on a wide array of topics. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90738428-f2aa-43ca-a032-78e173244d1L/nble-n24.html 2010-11-24T05:00:00Z The Story of Us on History channel—an attempt to revive the myths of American capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/06/hist-j28.html History (the cable television channel) recently presented a 12-hour series entitled “America: The Story of Us.” The ambitious project spanned the history of the United States from the first European settlements of North America until the present day. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8adefc3b-0232-4378-be72-fc9cc2abb8eP/hist-j28.html 2010-06-28T05:00:00Z US: Forty years since the national postal strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/04/post-a24.html Forty years ago postal workers defied their unions, anti-strike laws, and the Nixon administration’s deployment of the military in New York City to carry out the first national strike against the US government in history. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f053553-2767-4b65-8dca-4b53ed13882N/post-a24.html 2010-04-24T05:00:00Z Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/02/zinn-f15.html Howard Zinn died on January 28 at the age of 87. Any serious evaluation of Zinn requires consideration be given his book, A People’s History of the United States. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dafc6dec-6d0a-4f8a-86c9-63c51e1faabA/zinn-f15.html 2010-02-15T05:00:00Z 150 years since the execution of John Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/12/brow-d04.html One hundred and fifty years after his execution for the failed raid he led on the Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, the legacy of John Brown continues to generate controversy and disquiet. Fri, 04 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d325b80d-5559-422d-b4e5-f61c429f7d9I/brow-d04.html 2009-12-04T05:00:00Z 75 years since the San Francisco general strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/09/sf34-s18.html This year marks the 75th anniversary of the San Francisco general strike, which began as a strike of longshoremen.
 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5335c7b-d2bb-4a30-b485-fef1656cd1fE/sf34-s18.html 2009-09-18T05:00:00Z 75th anniversary of the Minneapolis truck drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/08/mpls-a31.html We are posting here an article on the 1934 Minneapolis general truck drivers’ strike, originally published in four parts. It is also available in PDF. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce47de04-ef37-4a3c-9ae6-5bc80921dd1F/mpls-a31.html 2009-08-31T05:00:00Z 75th anniversary of the Minneapolis truck drivers’ strike—Part four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/08/mpls-a29.html The final part of a four-part series on the 1934 Minneapolis general truck drivers’ strike. Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78fa8033-52e9-433e-8bf2-8f7ab1a9f80K/mpls-a29.html 2009-08-29T05:00:00Z 75th anniversary of the Minneapolis truck drivers’ strike—Part three http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/08/mpls-a28.html The third part of a four-part series on the 1934 Minneapolis general truck drivers’ strike. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7672fe1-c688-466c-9623-01d083d28daI/mpls-a28.html 2009-08-28T05:00:00Z 75th anniversary of the Minneapolis truck drivers’ strike–Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/08/mpls-a26.html The first part of a four-part series on the 1934 Minneapolis general truck drivers’ strike. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad721942-3e21-4cd4-b889-056e786eb84D/mpls-a26.html 2009-08-26T05:00:00Z Writer Budd Schulberg, unrepentant informer, dead at 95 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/08/schu-a07.html Schulberg was a member of the Communist Party in the late 1930s and subsequently “named names” before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in May 1951. To the end of his life he defended his informing, and that experience largely defines his legacy. Fri, 07 Aug 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c94c72a-9899-46f4-9ae0-4f6425b30ceD/schu-a07.html 2009-08-07T05:00:00Z Citizen of the world: a brief survey of the life and times of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/06/pain-j08.html June 8 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of 18th century revolutionary Thomas Paine. Mon, 08 Jun 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fd05a68-1f92-4c7d-9c22-dcd1d510550N/pain-j08.html 2009-06-08T05:00:00Z 75th anniversary of the Toledo Auto-Lite strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/tole-m27.html In 1934 workers in Toledo, Ohio, carried to victory one of the most important strikes in US history. Led by socialists, the Auto-Lite strike won broad support from the unemployed. Wed, 27 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beecbbb5-503b-4287-b62f-5312f0cef18E/tole-m27.html 2009-05-27T05:00:00Z The eight-hour-day movement and the birth of American labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/haym-m19.html Death in the Haymarket by James Green is an important contribution to the early history of the American labor movement. Tue, 19 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6f0e724-5c79-4560-af29-a61f7d242a6G/haym-m19.html 2009-05-19T05:00:00Z The Haymarket frame-up and the origins of May Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/hay3-m13.html We are republishing a series of articles that originally appeared in April 1986 under the title “One hundred years since the Haymarket frame-up.” The articles were published in the Bulletin, the newspaper of the Workers League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. Wed, 13 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bae667ce-5c60-47d9-85be-de4c51d1019P/hay3-m13.html 2009-05-13T05:00:00Z The Haymarket frame-up and the origins of May Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/hay2-m12.html We are republishing a series of articles that originally appeared in April 1986 under the title “One hundred years since the Haymarket frame-up.” The articles were published in the Bulletin, the newspaper of the Workers League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. Tue, 12 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94581904-68aa-412e-b477-423a6e4c8e5N/hay2-m12.html 2009-05-12T05:00:00Z The Haymarket frame-up and the origins of May Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/hay1-m11.html We are republishing here a series of articles that originally appeared in April 1986 under the title “One hundred years since the Haymarket frameup.” The articles were published in the Bulletin, the newspaper of the Workers League, forerunner of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. Mon, 11 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b6b0201-c806-45d7-9fa1-d6d454c4d8eP/hay1-m11.html 2009-05-11T05:00:00Z In honor of the bicentenary of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/02/pers-f12.html It is among the most remarkable coincidences of history that Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the same date, February 12, 1809. Lincoln, as the 16th president of the United States, made an immense contribution to the political liberation of mankind. Darwin, in the sphere of science, contributed mightily to its intellectual liberation. Today the World Socialist Web Site pays tribute to the memory of these two very great men. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03703384-b5c2-4ecc-ade0-91f79fa4622N/pers-f12.html 2009-02-12T05:00:00Z John Adams: A serious rendering of the American Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/01/adam-j08.html John Adams, first aired on HBO in early 2008 and now released on DVD, is the latest and in some ways most satisfying rendering of the American Revolution on film. The television series covers the last 56 years of Adams’ 90-year life. Thu, 08 Jan 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c6e2ea4-e9cc-43af-a06b-e35e4c0c368J/adam-j08.html 2009-01-08T05:00:00Z Chrysler 1979: Lessons from an early corporate “bailout” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/09/chry-s26.html In 1979, Chrysler Corporation, the third largest US automaker, hovered on the verge of collapse, a victim of sharply declining revenue and cash-on-hand that had reached the level of threatening daily operations. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc12b8cb-2655-44e6-9fe4-3398a5acf12B/chry-s26.html 2008-09-26T05:00:00Z Declassified grand jury transcripts confirm frame-up of Ethel Rosenberg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/09/rose-s13.html The recent release of previously secret grand jury transcripts has revealed that crucial testimony was perjured in the conviction and 1953 execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union. Sat, 13 Sep 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7012cf7c-ebc7-40b8-852b-3e769e42d99I/rose-s13.html 2008-09-13T05:00:00Z Citizen of the world: a brief survey of the life and times of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/09/pain-s30.html The lecture below by World Socialist Web Site correspondent Ann Talbot was presented on September 24 to a meeting in Britain organised by the Rotherham Metropolitan District Local History Council, as part of the Rotherham Arts Festival. Thu, 30 Sep 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a2c597a-1d10-4a19-930d-b4ec1534caeI/pain-s30.html 2004-09-30T05:00:00Z US Justice Department opens investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/06/till-j11.html The federal Justice Department announced last month that it would reopen its long-suppressed investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was the victim of a brutal racist murder while visiting family in Money, Mississippi. Fri, 11 Jun 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa0d2d2f-1bf2-4777-97a1-580c1edad3cK/till-j11.html 2004-06-11T05:00:00Z On the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2003/12/jfkc-d12.html Dear Messrs. North and Vann: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d166f8d6-0b10-4a32-b27c-f24c44414a0L/jfkc-d12.html 2003-12-12T05:00:00Z The California recall in historical perspective: Lessons of Upton Sinclair’s 1934 campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2003/12/sinc-d03.html The recall of California Democratic Governor Gray Davis and the installation of film celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger was a significant event in the political life of the United States. In particular, the California election exposed the impotence of the Democratic Party, which once again, as in the Clinton impeachment and the stolen presidential election of 2000, proved incapable of mounting a serious struggle against the extreme right. Wed, 03 Dec 2003 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b707709-bd7f-4511-924a-38c16022168K/sinc-d03.html 2003-12-03T05:00:00Z Reflections on the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2003/11/jfk-n22.html In November 1963, 37 years before George W. Bush was installed as president by means of a political conspiracy, the assassination of John F. Kennedy demonstrated how a man could be removed from the presidency by conspiratorial means. Sat, 22 Nov 2003 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c67c2509-c817-4fcd-8b71-3d9da250337H/jfk-n22.html 2003-11-22T05:00:00Z Lessons of the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/09/loeb-s08.html The United States remains one of the few advanced industrialized countries in the world that still practices capital punishment. Since the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, 731 individuals have been executed. These condemned inmates have included women, the mentally ill, foreign nationals and those sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were juveniles. Sat, 08 Sep 2001 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bf9af55-3908-4733-9551-4d11748eedfM/loeb-s08.html 2001-09-08T05:00:00Z Documentary on Scottsboro case distorts 1930s struggle against racism in US South http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/04/scot-a23.html On March 25, 1931, nine black youth, ranging in age from 13 to 21, were arrested in Alabama on charges of raping two young white women. Thus began the notorious Scottsboro case, a racist frame-up that led to years of trials and legal appeals, along with mass protests in the US and around the world. Mon, 23 Apr 2001 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3982a368-b829-4df6-8240-3eada8a3169J/scot-a23.html 2001-04-23T05:00:00Z A presidential family in time of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/03/linc-m07.html Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, Produced and directed by David Grubin, a presentation of the Public Broadcasting System series The American Experience Wed, 07 Mar 2001 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d70b862-c9a0-4c39-9ebb-4a010505304L/linc-m07.html 2001-03-07T05:00:00Z The Jefferson-Hemings controversy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1998/12/jeff-d31.html Substantial debate and controversy have accompanied the science journal Nature's release of genetic test results supporting the claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. Thu, 31 Dec 1998 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4a7a59-eb84-4ac3-ae6c-56287a162cfE/jeff-d31.html 1998-12-31T05:00:00Z Equality, the Rights of Man and the Birth of Socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1996/10/lect-o24.html The following is a lecture given by David North, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on 24 October 1996. Thu, 24 Oct 1996 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8486c78-8b2f-45c7-aa4d-05a171a5837B/lect-o24.html 1996-10-24T05:00:00Z