By Andre Damon, 23 March 2018
The media, working with the intelligence agencies and leading congressional Democrats, is using the scandal as a cover for a crackdown on political opposition on the world’s largest social network.
By Nick Beams, 23 March 2018
The Trump administration has drawn up a list of more than 1,000 products, and proposed investment bans, targeting 10 key Chinese industries.
By Matthew Taylor, 23 March 2018
Clark’s murder exposes the futility of the various reforms promoted by Black Lives Matter and put in place in the aftermath of mass protests against police murders.
Statement by the Socialist Equality Party, 23 March 2018
The agreement between the 12 unions covering workers in the National Health Service was finalised behind the membership’s backs with the Guardian reporting negotiations were carried out “in conditions of strict secrecy.”
By Armando Cruz, 23 March 2018
There was a consensus among the ruling elite that the 79-year-old former Wall Street operator had become a destabilizing factor for capitalism in Peru.
By Margaret Rees, 23 March 2018
High medical payments and reduced income while patients are being treated or recovering from cancer are causing distress and avoidable deaths.
By Andre Damon, 22 March 2018
Google announced its latest censorship initiative as Facebook came under pressure from the media and Congressional Democrats to crack down on political opposition.
By Will Morrow, 22 March 2018
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report claims that demonstrations in Wisconsin in 2016 against a police killing were used by Russian Twitter bots to “stoke flames of racial division.”
By J. Cooper, 22 March 2018
Teachers in Arizona organized sickouts Wednesday and traveled to Phoenix to demand pay raises, while educators in Kentucky rallied in the state capital to oppose attacks on retirement benefits.
By Nick Beams, 22 March 2018
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said action would be taken outside the WTO, because China’s “state-dominated economy” rejects “market principles.”
By Peter Symonds, 22 March 2018
Xi’s consolidation as China’s political strongman takes place amid growing US threats of trade war and war, as well as intense social tensions at home.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2018
The White House gave the Saudi regime unconditional support for its war in Yemen, while cementing the anti-Iranian alliance between Washington and Riyadh.
By Chris Marsden, 22 March 2018
Tuesday was the day the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats and their families, while May chaired a session of the national security council to discuss further actions against Russia.
By Margot Miller, 22 March 2018
Local councils, many Labour-run, have responded to rapacious funding cuts from central government by privatising services, selling off remaining council stock and facilitating highly profitable deals with developers.
By Nick Barrickman, 22 March 2018
The most recent school shooting comes just days before Saturday’s scheduled “March for Our Lives” protests in Washington, DC and across the United States.
By Kristina Betinis, 22 March 2018
Hyatt Hotels billionaire J. B. Pritzker won the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, a former hedge fund boss.
By Alan Whyte, 22 March 2018
St. Clair Richard Stephens, died after falling about 20 feet landing on his head after a wooden safety railing broke.
By Laurent Lafrance, 22 March 2018
Even as ABI amplifies its concession demands, the steelworkers union has agreed to reopen the contract at a second Quebec smelter owned by Rio Tinto-Alcan.
By Richard Phillips and James Cogan, 22 March 2018
A judge ruled that the Murdoch media could not substantiate the allegations of sexual misconduct it made against acclaimed Australian actor Geoffrey Rush.
No to talks with Macron on the privatisation of French railways!
By Alex Lantier, 22 March 2018
Workers taking part in a nationwide strike in France on March 22 are confronted with an international political struggle.
By Carl Bronski, 22 March 2018
The moves to cut labour costs through outsourcing and early retirements at GM’s Ontario engine plant further expose the reactionary nature of the 2016 “framework agreements” rammed through by Unifor.
By Shannon Jones, 21 March 2018
Nancy Johnson, the number two UAW official overseeing the 2015 Fiat Chrysler negotiations, is charged with five felony counts related to receiving illegal payoffs from company officials.
US, Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and Europe
By Jerry White, 21 March 2018
Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, which ushered in a decade of savage budget cutting, teachers around the world are protesting and striking.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2018
Neither the warmongers in Washington and London, nor their media apologists, have been held to account for the greatest crime of the 21st century.
By Paul Sherman, 21 March 2018
Teachers in the South Butler School District, just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went on strike last Thursday to demand pay raises as part of a growing wave of struggles by educators.
By Kevin Reed, 21 March 2018
The revelations of the data harvesting operation has exposed the use of social media information for manipulative aims by political campaign organizations in the United States.
By Chris Marsden, 21 March 2018
Struck against the background of demands for action against Russia, the agreement gave expression to rising antagonisms between the UK and its European rivals.
By Halil Celik, 21 March 2018
While drifting away from its NATO partners, Ankara has forged closer relations, including both trade and military ties, with Russia and Iran, two main targets of US imperialism.
By Miguel Andrade, 21 March 2018
While clearly serving to intimidate political opposition, Franco’s execution is being exploited by the security forces as a justification for even greater repression.
By Roger Jordan, 21 March 2018
Canadian mining companies have more than $1 billion invested in Mali and according to a 2014 estimate, more than $30 billion invested across Africa.
By Saman Gunadasa, 21 March 2018
The demonstration marked one year since Maruti Suzuki workers’ leaders were sentenced to life in prison on politically-motivated charges.
By John Roberts, 21 March 2018
Last November’s agreement between Burma and Bangladesh was a ploy to deflect attention from the Burmese military’s ongoing pogrom against Muslim Rohingya.
By Tom Peters, 21 March 2018
Seven years after the 2011 earthquake, thousands of houses are still damaged and insurance claims unresolved.
By Tom Hall, 21 March 2018
The purpose of the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook, was to offer pretended sympathy for the poor and to promote the Democrats in the 2018 elections.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference and that’s how those in power view many in our society”
By Robert Stevens, 21 March 2018
In this interview, local resident Joe Delaney speaks about his initial involvement in tenants housing issues in North Kensington and the Grenfell Action Group, his thoughts on the Grenfell fire and the official public inquiry.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2018
The imminent fall of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has been accompanied by Turkey’s overrunning of Afrin in the north, signaling a new stage in the seven-year-old Syrian war.
By Niles Niemuth, 20 March 2018
Trump blamed the crisis on America’s supposedly lax drug laws and pointed to countries which have “zero tolerance” policies, including the death penalty for dealers and traffickers.
“It’s all about building the stock market and not about people”
By J. Cooper and Nancy Hanover, 20 March 2018
Kentucky, which borders West Virginia, is the scene of escalating protests by educators, with growing demands for strike action over deep-going threats to their pensions.
By our reporters, 20 March 2018
“There should be money for everybody, for health, for the elderly.”
By Nick Beams, 20 March 2018
Talks in Washington with the Trump administration will determine whether the EU proceeds with threatened measures in retaliation against the US imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium.
By Pradeep Ramanayake, 20 March 2018
The Sri Lankan government is working with the giant social media corporation to establish greater political control of the Internet.
By Philip Guelpa, 20 March 2018
The city’s public housing complexes have suffered decades of underfunding, resulting in severe deterioration of its infrastructure.
By Patrick O’Connor, 20 March 2018
The Greens’ defeat in Batman marks a significant blow to their hopes of enlarging their influence within the parliamentary apparatus.
By our correspondent, 20 March 2018
The secrecy imposed by the NTEU is a warning that Macquarie will be a test case for the union’s capacity to impose intensifying cuts and pro-business measures.
By Michelle Stevens, 20 March 2018
The allegations against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, if proven correct, will reveal a profit-driven disregard for the health and wellbeing of the women.
By Jerry White, 20 March 2018
A recent article by a former top executive at the American Federation of Teachers argues that the unions exist to “maintain labor peace” and “tamp down rank-and-file gripes and discord.”
NYU’s role in “cybersecurity” and mass surveillance
By the IYSSE at NYU, 20 March 2018
The largest private research university in the US is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Jerry White, 19 March 2018
The union rushed to get the agreement as teachers prepared to defy a judge’s back-to-work order, which would trigger a broader confrontation with the state’s Democratic and Republican politicians.
By Alex Lantier, 19 March 2018
NATO authorities issued a barrage of political and military threats at Russia, a nuclear-armed power, without providing any evidence for their allegations.
By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2018
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s cautioning against a “rush to judgement” in the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal has prompted frenzied media denunciations.
By Vladimir Volkov and Clara Weiss, 19 March 2018
The Russian presidential elections took place amid unprecedented geopolitical tensions, and a prolonged decline in popular living standards.
By Alejandro López, 19 March 2018
For more than a year, Amazon has been negotiating with the unions to impose a new agreement that would drastically reduce workers’ rights.
By Steve James, 19 March 2018
Gary Haggarty was working as a British agent when he killed five people on what the government still insists is the “British soil” of Northern Ireland.
By Carlos Delgado, 19 March 2018
The protest against the cuts comes as educators and students across the country have mobilized in defense of public education.
By Alex Lantier, 19 March 2018
Scientists have repeatedly questioned the existence of the ‘novichok’ poison which London is claiming, without providing evidence, that Russia used to poison Skripal.
By James Cogan, 19 March 2018
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull sought to draw more ASEAN members toward the anti-China orientation of the more openly US-aligned states.
By Peter Symonds, 19 March 2018
The legislation upends decades of diplomatic protocol in which the US maintained only low-level contact with Taiwan.
By Kimie Saito, 19 March 2018
The tragic incident further exposes the housing crisis in Orange County, California where police have recently been working to clear out hundreds of people from homeless encampments.
By Benjamin Mateus, 19 March 2018
The Christian Care Nursing Home strike has ended with the SEIU agreeing to a derisory 20-cent per hour wage increase.
By Anthony Bertolt, 19 March 2018
The retail chain is in the process of shutting down its global operations, with the jobs of some 31,000 workers in the US alone set to be eliminated.
By Mike Head, 19 March 2018
The result is part of a wider pattern in recent Australian elections that points to the breakdown of the two-party political set-up, through which the capitalist class has ruled since World War II.
By Terry Cook, 19 March 2018
For decades, the three unions that amalgamated this month have imposed cuts to the jobs, wages and conditions of maritime, mining, textile and construction workers.
By Kayla Costa, 19 March 2018
A critically acclaimed author and youth educator, Alexie now faces serious consequences from the vague and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct.
NYU and the preparations of US imperialism for world war
By the IYSSE at NYU, 19 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By our reporters, 17 March 2018
The Jersey City strike is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition in the US, following the shutdown of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this month.
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Robert Stevens, 17 March 2018
From its formation, the UCU Left pledged to work with the right wing within the UCU leadership, and has served to suppress opposition and bolster the authority of the unions.
By our reporters, 17 March 2018
WSWS reporters spoke to striking lecturers and students on picket lines and at rallies Thursday and Friday in London and Glasgow.
A travesty of justice that must not stand!
By Keith Jones, 17 March 2018
The thirteen’s only “crime” is to have rebelled against the sweatshop conditions that prevail in India’s new, globally connected auto industry.
By Eddie Haywood, 17 March 2018
On December 6 last year, Green Berets coordinating a military operation with Nigerien forces, killed 11 militants near the town of Diffa, close to the Nigerian border.
By Johannes Stern, 17 March 2018
In his inaugural address, the new foreign minister stressed that the third grand coalition under Angela Merkel would accelerate Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.
As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018
The injunction is based on accusations made by hired Pinkerton agents of alleged "abuse" on the part of striking workers toward strikebreakers.
By Matthew Taylor, 17 March 2018
As rescue operations continue, new information has emerged about the companies responsible for the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday
By Alec Andersen, 17 March 2018
Two successive executions by lethal injection Thursday night followed the announcement that death row prisoners in Oklahoma would soon be killed through asphyxiation.
By Will Morrow, 17 March 2018
The bill will enable the prosecution of online platforms based on content posted by individual users.
By Mike Head, 17 March 2018
Submissions to a parliamentary committee provided chilling examples of how the legislation will eviscerate freedom of political expression and organisation.
By John Braddock, 17 March 2018
Tonga’s autocratic political system is under increasing pressure from the regional powers, Australia and New Zealand, over growing Chinese influence.
By the Independent Workers Inquiry Committee, 17 March 2018
The meeting will discuss the political reasons for last April’s tragedy that killed more than 30 residents from Meethotamulla, a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Colombo.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2018
The Times editorial underscore the newspaper’s role as a propaganda organ for leading elements in the US military and intelligence apparatus that are pressing for war.
By Minusha Fernando, 17 March 2018
A Human Rights Watch report reveals that torture and other brutal methods are still in use in Sri Lanka under President Maithripala Sirisena.
By our reporters, 17 March 2018
The SEP has led a fight within the working class against the provocative hysteria against young people of African origin.
Forty thousand Indian railway workers march on parliament
17 March 2018
The workers were protesting against the introduction of a mandatory employee-contribution pension scheme.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2018
The sanctions over alleged Russian cyberattacks and “interference” in US elections came as Washington joined the UK, France and Germany in indicting Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
By Shannon Jones and Todd Thompson, 16 March 2018
The state legislature rejected a proposal for a pay hike that fell far short of teacher demands for a $10,000 raise.
By Matthew Taylor, 16 March 2018
The pedestrian bridge had just been lifted into place over the weekend by cranes in a building method engineers call “accelerated bridge construction.”
By Tom Hall, 16 March 2018
The Democrats' support for the bill demonstrates that they are a party of the American financial aristocracy.
By Roger Jordan, 16 March 2018
Since Ford’s narrow victory, the corporate media has gone out of its way to dismiss claims he is a “Canadian Trump” and to proclaim him a strong candidate for Ontario premier.
The UK lecturers strike and the struggle against marketisation
By Thomas Scripps, 16 March 2018
The collective endeavour of learning is being replaced by a purely financial and adversarial relationship between universities and students and the academic workforce.
By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 16 March 2018
The RMTU, private companies Transdev and Hyundai Rotem, and the Greater Wellington Regional Council want to impose a pro-business deal that freezes wages and paves the way for job cuts.
By Mike Head, 16 March 2018
No commentator has been able to predict the result, because of the ongoing collapse of support for the two major parties—Labor and Liberal.
By Frank Gaglioti and David Cohen, 16 March 2018
The event underscored the fraud of the efforts of Labor and the Greens in the Batman election campaign to present themselves as duelling “progressive” parties.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.
By Chris Marsden, 15 March 2018
May is leading an international offensive to reinforce demands for action against Russia, up to and including a military response, working in close collaboration with the US.
By Alex Lantier, 15 March 2018
As Paris moves to restore the draft, the major NATO powers are creating conditions for major wars in which large draftee armies could be deployed.
By Robert Stevens, 15 March 2018
From the beginning of the dispute, the SEP has insisted that the UCU is not an organisation fighting in the interests of workers. It is a tool of management and, as with all the unions, cannot be reformed through rank and file pressure.
By our reporters, 15 March 2018
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with striking lecturers yesterday in London, Manchester and Sheffield.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 March 2018
After months of protests, Arizona teachers are pressing for statewide strike action on wages and benefits.
By Samuel Davidson, 15 March 2018
Twelve days into the strike by 1,400 telecommunication workers against Frontier, the union is seeking to isolate and wear down strikers.
By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2018
Keith Mickens, an aide to the late UAW Vice President General Holiefield, appears to have been a minor player in the scheme to illegally divert $4.5 million from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center.
By Nick Beams, 15 March 2018
Trump’s intervention demonstrates that “America First” nationalism and “national security” invocations are coming to dominate his administration’s economic decisions.