South and Central America http://www.wsws.org/topics/region/americas/ Brazil’s Workers Party faces tightest election in over a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/braz-s18.html Less than three weeks before the first-round vote, a projected runoff between incumbent President Rousseff and challenger Marina Silva is too close to call. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0d99fdf-003c-4bd0-ba11-03fab19c653I/braz-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z What happens to Obama’s deported children and youth? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/immi-s09.html Immigrants deported back to Central America face extreme violence and poverty. These are some of their stories. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/050c09eb-6a6e-42b5-9de1-8eebdc3f129B/immi-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Argentine general strike hits rising prices and job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/arge-a29.html The government, which has adopted a nationalist pose in relation to US hedge funds, denounced the workers for staging a “political” strike. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbaa3b8c-117a-42a8-ae40-9e2669d0f55H/arge-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/wkrs-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffb2515-26c8-4747-a837-3937bfc288fH/wkrs-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/wkrs-a13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e8ea26c-a9a3-4077-af3f-b33c8a05826E/wkrs-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Japanese PM tours Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/abel-a12.html Abe sought to expand Tokyo’s influence in the region, especially in order to counter that of China. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c640c092-53d5-46ce-b46c-a3ef2738a7fP/abel-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wkrs-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76e5039e-68b9-4c7c-81a5-08411979d0aC/wkrs-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/amer-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7af67827-a2a2-4e13-acf2-2c73e9b94ffO/amer-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Child immigrants flee violence and poverty in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/immi--j15.html Devastating social conditions have sparked the influx of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd99cf55-522e-48d6-b766-ff593508712B/immi--j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/616516f7-6cc7-4a9c-9d86-7e1fded254eF/wkrs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e19d0d9-3e46-463e-93c8-5952a9ea76aH/wkrs-j10.html 2014-06-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/wkrs-j03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c890bb6b-32df-4cae-b16b-969fe7cc00bF/wkrs-j03.html 2014-06-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/wkrs-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cac016d-ea90-483b-ba9a-b2f42c8dedeA/wkrs-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/13/wkrs-m13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 13 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d06b7b75-d766-41dc-a2df-851e6bd19f9H/wkrs-m13.html 2014-05-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/06/wkrs-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 06 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2369b6c9-e5c6-4ae2-8262-7ec4b8a49eeL/wkrs-m06.html 2014-05-06T05:00:00Z Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/vene-a17.html The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e840cecf-e86d-4732-8ecb-b035b47a864O/vene-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/chil-a17.html The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b92f02bb-e12e-44bc-9f92-a91763ba471O/chil-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Venezuela’s Maduro charges US with fomenting Ukraine-style coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/vene-a10.html The indictment of Washington’s role in recent upheavals came as the government sought an accommodation with its right-wing opposition. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19aabbae-c46e-4005-9da8-6070e90a37fC/vene-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Artistic resistance to the US-backed juntas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/arte-a10.html The exhibition, presented in Madrid in 2012 and recently in Lima, Peru, is a fascinating compilation of works from the 1980s that voiced opposition to the militarized regimes in Latin America. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5331c54a-fde0-4a11-aa1b-1a1130fe846I/arte-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/wkrs-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9348e124-fb9c-45dd-a83b-5008b98a761D/wkrs-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/wkrs-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5111791e-9c97-4dc2-bf2d-94f7d0ab48cN/wkrs-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/wkrs-m11.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43cf3911-cb4f-498b-8888-1cc2d7110adD/wkrs-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/wkrs-m04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd35898d-5f11-4eb4-b9b3-3a5028f4129P/wkrs-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/wkrs-f25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d006e8e-1493-4e88-80d6-b71b69b2c7fF/wkrs-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z NSA spying poses “direct threat to journalism,” watchdog group warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/surv-f14.html The Committee to Protect Journalists is warning that the spy agency’s dragnet of communications data threatens to make it “next to impossible for journalists to keep sources confidential.” Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d68f32-9200-481c-92f7-ced4685dca8M/surv-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z The Workers Inquiry into the bankruptcy of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/pers-f14.html On Saturday, the Socialist Equality Party in the US is holding an Inquiry to reveal the social and political roots of the Detroit bankruptcy and provide workers with the information they need to fight back. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69ed3c96-2004-4760-97a1-969e7e8da7cN/pers-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Clashes in Venezuela leave three dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/vene-f14.html Clashes between demonstrators and security forces left at least three people dead in Venezuela amid sharpening social and economic tensions. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c5d21b4-4d8c-4731-ab5a-c552b11638dH/vene-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z More than 100,000 gallons released in West Virginia coal slurry spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/spil-f14.html More than 100,000 gallons of coal slurry—a toxic liquid mixture of cleaning chemicals and coal refuse—contaminated about six miles of a stream in Kanawha County. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9f8acb-b81d-4cda-9b4c-da40fb18cf9J/spil-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z California’s homeless: Casualties of class warfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/cali-f14.html WSWS reporters recently visited a Long Beach, California homeless shelter. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfd0c941-7ba4-46da-a993-30d19cad686O/cali-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Obama White House targeting American for drone murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/dron-f11.html The aim of the AP report is to lend a veneer of "transparency" and legality to a conspiratorial and unconstitutional program of state murder. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cccd776-a93e-43b6-8695-4d7206f18adL/dron-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Mass unemployment in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/pers-f11.html Speaking Friday in advance of signing a bill slashing $8.7 billion from the food stamp program, President Obama hailed the dismal jobs report for January. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fb0b30a-dc3c-4d6b-a035-04cbbc96156L/pers-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court justice declares mass internment inevitable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/scal-f11.html Referring to America’s mass internment of people of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War, current Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared, “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00e46c68-d5fa-4a28-8659-791b104070dE/scal-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Two Brooklyn men freed after 21 years in prison for wrongful murder conviction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/exon-f11.html A record 87 exonerations were recorded in the United States in 2013. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a2c5b37-231e-4b66-b52f-1217fd82973H/exon-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/wkrs-f11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68491bf8-d4a0-4dda-909b-f38f50793f3M/wkrs-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Argentina on brink of new financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/peso-j29.html The Argentine government has responded to last week’s run on the peso with new rules allowing dollar purchases to barely 20 percent of the population. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d942035-a7ff-43bd-93a3-9e392872d22F/peso-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z Chilean port workers end month-long strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/chil-j29.html A sell-out agreement between the government and the union bureaucracy sends workers back to work. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/986c1205-36d6-469a-b048-d144778c3acE/chil-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/28/wkrs-j28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ed0aca-cefd-4eab-9ab3-b79bfc7977cD/wkrs-j28.html 2014-01-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/21/wkrs-j21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ab9d150-b8bb-4d1a-b823-d2471bfb153C/wkrs-j21.html 2014-01-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/14/wkrs-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1236292-98c5-4534-a2e7-fdcfaa1a252I/wkrs-j14.html 2014-01-14T05:00:00Z Following social unrest, Argentine government grants police wage hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/31/arge-d31.html Responding to social unrest triggered by provincial police strikes, Argentine authorities granted the police substantial wage increases. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/588a9cf0-bb76-46d6-9190-ea9bee3a177H/arge-d31.html 2013-12-31T06:00:00Z Bachelet wins Chilean election marked by massive abstention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/17/chil-d17.html Michelle Bachelet, candidate of the Socialist Party-led New Democracy coalition, won an overwhelming victory, but with 59 percent of the electorate failing to vote. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0c9eac-1b88-4f29-ba4b-82993429b50M/chil-d17.html 2013-12-17T06:00:00Z Both sides claim victory in Honduran election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/hond-n26.html Four years after a US-backed coup ousted Manuel Zelaya, Honduras is gripped by a new crisis as both sides claim victory in the presidential election. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e206392-46af-48b9-b1bc-412a5431a6dI/hond-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z Chile’s former president set to win second-round election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/26/chil-n26.html With the intensification of the global economic crisis, a second Bachelet administration will not be a replay of the first. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2baeeac2-ec3f-461d-bbeb-af96f8bf686B/chil-n26.html 2013-11-26T06:00:00Z Secret minutes of Argentine military junta found http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/23/arge-n23.html On November 1, Argentina’s defense minister, Agustin Rossi, announced the discovery of 1,500 documents including 280 sets of secret minutes of the brutal military dictatorship that ruled the country for six years. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ec1f67-c3e8-485b-947f-759b27f710cD/arge-n23.html 2013-11-23T05:00:00Z Venezuelan legislature grants president power to rule by decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/vene-n20.html With high inflation and product shortages jeopardizing the ruling party in upcoming elections, the National Assembly has granted Nicolás Maduro exceptional powers for one year. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a28b8c52-36ff-4fae-b33f-375c935daa6C/vene-n20.html 2013-11-20T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles, the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/19/wkrs-n19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39d028a9-4d4a-4c4c-bee5-22d1faef463B/wkrs-n19.html 2013-11-19T05:00:00Z Cholera spreads beyond Haiti as Mexico suffers devastating floods http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/09/mexi-n09.html More than 176 cases have been reported in Mexico, with the cholera strain matched to the one causing Haiti’s epidemic Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efe841f3-f293-48e5-bfca-8d2fe696bd8L/mexi-n09.html 2013-11-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles, the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/wkrs-o22.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/438a639d-63e8-40dd-94a6-22d10bffc58A/wkrs-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z Amid extreme inflation and severe shortages, Venezuela to revamp currency laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/24/vene-s24.html Although the country's severe problems result from global economic pressures along with deteriorating industry and infrastructure, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has claimed they are the result of sabotage. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af50125a-b361-4fd4-b15c-a5ec79acb5eB/vene-s24.html 2013-09-24T05:00:00Z Brutal police attack on Mexican teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/17/mexi-s17.html Protesting public school teachers were savagely expelled from Mexico City’s central square by security forces under orders from the Peña Nieto government. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54884a37-292b-4c90-98f5-9a14534c3dfN/mexi-s17.html 2013-09-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/10/wkrs-s10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/885a78a7-721b-4e74-9f8b-62189a8a4b2M/wkrs-s10.html 2013-09-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/27/wkrs-a27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef690897-6073-444f-a23b-27d79f9b2b7C/wkrs-a27.html 2013-08-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/06/wkrs-a06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72a7b05e-fe0e-49ca-886f-f1511cb6090C/wkrs-a06.html 2013-08-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/540b97f7-a3e9-4e3b-8ebd-9d2d069373bC/wkrs-j30.html 2013-07-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/23/wkrs-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2c4889-7b7d-416c-8b31-5fc814b8a72E/wkrs-j23.html 2013-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e4ee717-8ec0-4fc0-8ca0-fffa68f6151L/wkrs-j16.html 2013-07-16T05:00:00Z NSA casts massive surveillance net over Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/11/lata-j11.html Secret National Security Agency documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden expose a massive spying operation covering all of Latin America. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3005165-3a86-453b-b607-685f5a46eafC/lata-j11.html 2013-07-11T05:00:00Z Latin American governments blast hijacking in Snowden manhunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/06/unas-j06.html Five Latin American heads of state joined with Evo Morales in Cochabamba Thursday to denounce the US-instigated grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/933a9eb7-0339-4358-9cb4-46ec7367b39K/unas-j06.html 2013-07-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/02/wkrs-j02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1abc9c2-25b6-46ac-ab4e-ca509bf0941C/wkrs-j02.html 2013-07-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles, the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/25/wkrs-j25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28cb8918-f52f-4759-97dc-04a5cba941eB/wkrs-j25.html 2013-06-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/18/wkrs-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91f827fb-abda-4362-83a0-90bea03d067F/wkrs-j18.html 2013-06-18T05:00:00Z Snowden defends actions as Obama administration pushes for prosecution of whistleblower http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/snow-j14.html FBI director Robert Mueller pledged to take “all necessary steps” to go after Snowden, as the former intelligence employee said from Hong Kong: “I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.” Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed4a765-2cc9-43d6-9ee2-effe57f98abD/snow-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z FEMA refuses disaster relief to West, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/west-j14.html The federal government has refused to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town of West, where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people in April. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e86ad5e-2711-4ee9-aa1a-63907f2a6fcA/west-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Philadelphia inspector involved in building collapse commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/phil-j14.html On Wednesday night the body of Philadelphia building inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32f1cf35-fa30-4007-805b-36df909eb70I/phil-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Deadly chemical plant explosion in Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/loui-j14.html On Thursday an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, killed at least one person and injured at least 73 others. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9247b505-565a-4671-ad68-967289867b5C/loui-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z Who are Detroit’s creditors? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/14/cred-j14.html As Detroit’s emergency manager prepares to release his plan for reorganizing the poorest large city in America, the media is demanding that the population of Detroit pay. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4edef567-9110-4f93-9030-447a9f78ccfD/cred-j14.html 2013-06-14T05:00:00Z What Edward Snowden has revealed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/pers-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> calls on workers around the world to come to the defense of Edward Snowden, who is the subject of a ferocious assault by the American state. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11ed4371-d714-4a98-b1e1-f4de5f4eadeG/pers-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama administration initiates criminal prosecution of NSA whistleblower http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/snow-j11.html Representatives of the US establishment demanded swift action to punish the man responsible for leaks detailing the government’s massive surveillance program. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62a5c0d5-6d16-4ee1-bf40-c5c551bcc39C/snow-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Media silent on the state killing of Boston bombing witness http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/toda-j11.html The ubiquitous silence from the political establishment and the media amounts to an acknowledgement that Todashev was terminated by the state. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b470591-c148-40e7-b7df-ffbb9dc58c7L/toda-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z SEP mayoral candidate speaks at two Detroit election forums http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/dart-j11.html D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, spoke at candidate forums Friday and Saturday, calling for a mass movement of the working class to oppose the financial manager. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/649e86af-bb3f-4e70-ba7f-a93be654da1J/dart-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Philadelphia schools to lay off nearly 4,000 teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/phil-j11.html The “doomsday” budget passed last month will devastate the Philadelphia public school system. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ade26cba-5abb-43da-b0f7-ecdf5c22787M/phil-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Reject the USW sellout in South Milwaukee! For an independent struggle by the working class! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/cats-j11.html The Socialist Equality Party is distributing the following statement to South Milwaukee Caterpillar workers urging them to reject the sellout deal being pushed by the United Steelworkers. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d37acbb9-5204-4736-8edc-746847d43a6O/cats-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z SEC rules that Harrisburg misled investors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/harr-j11.html The Securities and Exchange Commission has sided with bondholders against the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/722eadc7-f5f9-4317-9a3c-9747ba0e30eA/harr-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z California’s San Onofre nuclear plant to shut down permanently http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/sano-j11.html The plant has been inoperative for more than a year due to radioactive steam leakage. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89600255-a805-41d5-a274-32426ad6325K/sano-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/wkrs-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce53a15f-8f66-47b7-8213-63342b82ebaK/wkrs-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Nashville Symphony threatened by foreclosure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/11/nash-j11.html The Nashville Symphony Orchestra is the latest prominent US musical institution to face the threat of dissolution, as its biggest creditor, the Bank of America, has begun foreclosure proceedings. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fc761f7-3c4a-4815-aa72-285af945fb3F/nash-j11.html 2013-06-11T05:00:00Z Obama reshuffles national security staff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/rice-j06.html Obama announced Wednesday that his national security advisor, Thomas Donilon, will be replaced by the current US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6af5869f-33e2-41d2-85b0-1731257c5eeG/rice-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Bradley Manning’s supervisors testify in third day of court martial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/mann-j06.html The government is determined to connect Manning to Al Qaeda, arguing that because the WikiLeaks web site is publicly available to anyone, Manning must have intended to “aid the enemy.” Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79c3cf86-3018-488e-8f95-9cee7cf6cb0L/mann-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Worker dies from extreme heat at Georgia auto parts plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/sewo-j06.html Teresa Pickard, a 42-year-old Sewon auto parts worker, died May 29 after working on a weld line in the LaGrange plant. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d76bebb-eff7-4b4b-a5fa-d5b13e8e71cJ/sewo-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Wall Street embraces Humala’s “left” government in Peru http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/peru-j06.html Measures carried out by Humala, who won the presidency in 2011 promising to battle “neo-liberalism,” have placed him to the right of his predecessors. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0729c6-7544-4d16-85ca-7bd0952378bB/peru-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Canada: Growing evidence Conservatives illegally suppressed vote in 2011 federal election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/cana-j06.html A Federal Court judge has found that a nationwide voter suppression campaign was initiated from the Conservative Party’s central database during the 2011 federal election. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9223b525-6c5a-4821-bfb1-e855a573952G/cana-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Hamtramck latest Michigan city declared in “financial emergency” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/detr-j06.html Michigan Governor Rick Snyder took the first step in installing an emergency manager for Hamtramck, the small enclave surrounded by Detroit. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe0181e3-6f5a-459b-af57-6b700a8cd30D/detr-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Unemployment, lack of education lead to higher US mortality rate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/mort-j06.html A new report finds that unemployment is one of the leading factors behind the growing gap in mortality rates between educated and non-educated white women in America. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b21ee477-ad81-4a21-a9fe-3acc5086bceF/mort-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z US: Kansas legislature passes budget slashing education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/06/kans-j06.html Among other measures, the budget will gouge the state’s universities, colleges, and community colleges of tens of millions of dollars. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a5b149f-84c0-47a3-84db-44945f26084H/kans-j06.html 2013-06-06T05:00:00Z Bradley Manning’s court martial begins http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/mann-j04.html After 1,100 days in prison, Army private Bradley Manning faced a military court martial Monday. Day one of the trial was characterized by government secrecy, vindictiveness, and lies. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/579d0a4b-8a81-4f73-a377-d766cd40ff5P/mann-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court allows police to take DNA samples of arrestees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/dnas-j04.html The US Supreme Court decision is a major attack on the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef66da81-8d5e-4ced-9b77-9d09017bb8fI/dnas-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z School district of Philadelphia passes “doomsday” austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/doom-j04.html Under a plan approved May 30, Philadelphia schools will be deprived of many needed essentials, including learning programs, supplies and staff. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35266ec5-9591-478e-882a-f7a1ab744a8D/doom-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Connecticut legislature nears passage of austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/conn-j04.html Connecticut’s Democratic governor and state legislature are in the final stages of drafting a state budget that will cut nearly $2 billion in social spending over the next two years. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c09779-4b6f-4d2a-bb0b-b7f5f25dc4fA/conn-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Patriot Coal bankruptcy approved, thousands of retirees to lose health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/patr-j04.html Patriot Coal has been granted permission to tear up its collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers and escape its obligations to provide health care to its retirees. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe9516c8-d0c1-4c92-9ffc-1939046781aN/patr-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Detroit emergency manager threatens sale of all cultural treasures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/detr-j04.html In line with his earlier appraisal of the value of the works at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Kevyn Orr is now determining whether the city should sell off every other public asset. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1682247-ea15-4889-8ed8-f787088732dH/detr-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/wkrs-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/825d86c8-1b37-40b4-8915-7ab933c3675J/wkrs-j04.html 2013-06-04T05:00:00Z US banks post record profits in first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/30/bank-m30.html US banks posted a record $40.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Thu, 30 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23960d1c-71b9-4a2a-9a32-8b1c7d4bc79H/bank-m30.html 2013-05-30T05:00:00Z Guatemalan high court upholds overturning of Rios Montt conviction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/30/rios-m30.html Guatemala’s Constitutional Court Tuesday upheld its decision to throw out the conviction of ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Thu, 30 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a302a41e-2f7a-4f2d-bfe7-15b190d23c2G/rios-m30.html 2013-05-30T05:00:00Z Nine of Louisiana’s ten public hospitals to be privatized http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/30/loui-m30.html In a state with one of the highest poverty rates in the country, the privatizations of public hospitals will have disastrous consequences for the poor and uninsured. Thu, 30 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/026e32a7-295c-4c30-8ea4-f420e359144E/loui-m30.html 2013-05-30T05:00:00Z US officials cover up evidence of radioactive leak in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/30/hanf-m30.html The US Department of Energy and a private contractor managing waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation suppressed evidence of radioactive leakage for a year. Thu, 30 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6eeab0a-3cb4-432d-954c-ae5dcc38bfeI/hanf-m30.html 2013-05-30T05:00:00Z Victimized Illinois teacher denounces attack on education in YouTube video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/teac-m28.html Ellie Rubenstein, a teacher from Highland Park, Illinois, submitted her resignation in a speech on YouTube last week. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc0218e8-c4ad-4cc4-a1c4-f5da5323877N/teac-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z California: Police confiscate cellphones of witnesses after beating man to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/poli-m28.html Nine police officers beat an unarmed man to death in Bakersfield, California, and then demanded that eyewitnesses turn over cellphones they had used to record the beating. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db00a2d1-b862-40b9-9110-5eddf360107K/poli-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z Toronto elite seeking to jettison right-wing populist mayor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/toro-m28.html Toronto’s big business elite has turned on Rob Ford—the city’s right-wing populist mayor and their designated hatchet man in imposing social spending cuts and concessionary contracts on city workers. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a2e743e-52b9-4c3f-b2be-9e98517afc4P/toro-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c8697c-35ca-44b5-afbb-e31cb3e6600D/wkrs-m28.html 2013-05-28T05:00:00Z More revelations of Justice Department crackdown on the press http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/24/leak-m24.html The Obama administration’s investigation into a leak to James Rosen, the chief Washington correspondent of Fox News, extends well beyond what was originally thought. Fri, 24 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb8ec76f-1c4a-4afc-9e35-978460226a6A/leak-m24.html 2013-05-24T05:00:00Z