By Jerry White, 21 September 2018
As autoworkers in Kokomo, Indiana and elsewhere come into struggle, the biggest obstacle they face is the corporatist and anti-working class United Auto Workers.
Notes on Trump’s war against immigrants
By our reporters, 21 September 2018
In addition to the “lost” children, funds are being diverted from AIDS and cancer research to jail immigrant children and ICE held nearly 1,500 US citizens as “aliens.”
By Ulrich Rippert, 21 September 2018
As thousands protest on the streets against the German government’s right-wing policies, the ruling parties in Berlin have agreed to to expand the influence of the extreme right within the state.
By Marianne Arens, 21 September 2018
In Hambacher Forest near Cologne, which is occupied by protesters seeking to prevent the forest being razed to the ground, a journalist was killed this week.
“I’ve been wanting to speak up for a long time. I have nothing to lose”
By Eric London, 21 September 2018
Tammy Edgar says she became homeless after she fell at work while avoiding a heavy machine, which flew off a table at her.
By Adam Mclean, 21 September 2018
On Thursday morning, a gunman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, killing three people and injuring three more.
By James Brewer, 21 September 2018
Superintendent Vitti’s claim of his “abundance of caution” in shutting the water off at all 106 schools has been belied by new lead and copper test results showing over half with high levels.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 September 2018
This year has witnessed increasing social and economic unrest among all layers of the Iranian working class over high unemployment and soaring inflation.
By Tania Kent, 21 September 2018
The government reaction must be seen as a warning: not only will school cuts continue unabated but that they will move forcefully against any attempts to block their austerity agenda.
By Roger Jordan, 21 September 2018
Wednesday’s ruling was carefully crafted to diffuse the political crisis, underscoring the judiciary’s role as an implacable and highly conscious defender of the capitalist order.
By Mike Head, 21 September 2018
The return of the Australian and US navies to Manus Island would be a significant preparation for a US-led war against China.
By Tom Peters, 21 September 2018
The announcement that troops will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan further demolishes claims that the NZ Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government is a “progressive” alternative.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2018
The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia “hijacked” the 2016 election and carried out a “stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor” to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.
By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2018
Candidates with a military-intelligence background have won the Democratic congressional nomination in 30 districts considered competitive by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
By David Walsh, 21 September 2018
Despite various criticisms of leading Democrats and the American liberal establishment as a whole, Moore urges his viewers to retain—or perhaps regain—confidence in the Democratic Party.
As Trump stages photo-ops in the Carolinas
By Ed Hightower and Barry Grey, 20 September 2018
President Trump staged photo ops and offered empty promises and lies to a region struck twice in two years by deadly storms.
By Andre Damon, 20 September 2018
As the victims of Hurricane Florence were told no government money was available to help them rebuild their homes, the Senate quietly forked over $675 billion to the US military.
By Ulrich Rippert, 20 September 2018
The grand coalition has responded to mass protests against the AfD and its neo-fascist provocations by integrating the hated secret service president and his pro-AfD policy more directly into the government.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2018
The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill “an entire generation of Yemen’s children.”
“It is not a crime for workers to seek their rights”
By Jean Shaoul, 20 September 2018
More than 40 workers face severe charges, while hundreds remain detained after the government crackdown on construction workers protesting deadly conditions at a new airport site.
By Wimal Perera, 20 September 2018
Four million workers in the profitable garment industry have not had a pay rise since 2013.
By Ben McGrath, 20 September 2018
Regardless of the immediate results of the talks in Pyongyang, the deal does not address the underlying regional tensions fueled by the US war drive against China.
By Patrick Martin, 20 September 2018
The effort by the Democrats to block Kavanaugh’s nomination solely through allegations of teenage sexual misconduct seems on the brink of failure.
“Collectively we are powerful beyond measure”
By Jerry White, 20 September 2018
Two months after their unanimous strike vote, workers at FCA’s Indiana transmission plants are opposing the stalling tactics of the UAW.
By Jessica Goldstein, 20 September 2018
The vote to back a walkout by 15,000 ArcelorMittal workers follows a similar unanimous vote by workers at US Steel.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 20 September 2018
The Trump administration has announced that the number of refugees allowed into the US in the coming year will be capped at 30,000—a record low for the 43-year old refugee resettlement program.
By Alejandro López, 20 September 2018
While weakly criticising applause from Podemos of the Salvini government’s policies, the Pabloites are only concerned that it would expose them to criticism from the left.
By Thomas Scripps, 20 September 2018
The new EU law will formalise even closer relationships between state security services and tech companies.
By Kumaran Ira, 20 September 2018
Using serial numbers provided by European investigators, Moscow gave evidence that the missile that shot down MH17 was held not by Russian, but Ukrainian forces.
By Allison Smith and Marc Wells, 20 September 2018
The government and private bridge operator received repeated warnings about the bridge’s structural integrity.
By Nick Beams, 20 September 2018
While China is at present the prime target, the Trump administration sees the US as being involved in an economic war against the rest of the world.
By Josh Varlin, 20 September 2018
In the run-up to her victory in the Democratic Party primaries last week, media reports exposed Salazar’s systematic fabrication and/or misrepresentation of her personal and political history.
By Joe Mount and Julie Hyland, 20 September 2018
There was not a single proposal by the Labour Party leader challenging the corporate oligarchy’s domination of the media.
By Peter Symonds, 19 September 2018
The escalating trade war is heightening economic instability and fueling geo-political tensions, not only between the US and China, but internationally.
By Mike Head, 19 September 2018
The prospect of a financial meltdown is propelling a drive to refashion the political establishment to suppress the anticipated eruption of working-class unrest.
By Richard Phillips, 19 September 2018
The two teenagers were so terrified of being taken into police custody that they tried to escape by swimming across a dangerous river.
By Matthew Taylor, 18 September 2018
Cities cut off from aid, police guarding storefronts against desperate displaced residents, widespread power outages—this scene is now routine during America's Hurricane season.
Typhoon Mangkhut kills dozens in the Philippines, leaves trail of destruction in China and Hong Kong
By Oscar Grenfell, 18 September 2018
As in previous natural disasters, the poor and workers in low-paid precarious industries have been the hardest hit.
By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee will call Kavanaugh and his accuser to testify Monday, delaying a confirmation vote originally set for this Thursday.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2018
Russian sources have reported that they tracked missiles launched by a French frigate at the time their aircraft was attacked.
“We have to join our struggles together”
By George Marlowe and Marcus Day, 18 September 2018
Workers at the Chicago Ford Assembly Plant spoke out in support of striking hotel workers and the common struggles all workers face.
By Laurent Lafrance, 18 September 2018
The CAQ is able to posture as the “party of change” only because the unions have derailed a series of explosive social struggles against big business’ austerity agenda.
By Ben McGrath, 18 September 2018
Whatever the result of this week’s talks, it will do nothing to resolve the dangerous tensions in the Asia-Pacific.
By Gabriel Black, 18 September 2018
While China’s role in Africa has grown significantly in the past two decades, the United States and its allies remain the principal issuers of debt.
By Jerry White, 17 September 2018
Thousands of workers downed their tools Friday after the latest in a series of fatal and near-fatal accidents at a construction site near Istanbul.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2018
Washington supports Israel's aggression in Syria as part of its strategy to drive back Iranian influence in the country and throughout the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 17 September 2018
In return for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to limit the total prison sentence for 69-year-old Manafort to 10 years, for all the charges against him.
“All the hotel workers should go on strike”
By George Marlowe and George Gallanis, 17 September 2018
Hotel workers in Chicago continue to fight for year-round healthcare and higher wages, even as the union keeps them isolated from hotel workers' struggles across the country.
By our reporters, 17 September 2018
Three weeks after a deadly house fire killed 10 children on Chicago’s west side, residents still have no answers as to its causes, or resources to help them recover.
By Shannon Jones, 17 September 2018
Both management and the UAW have maintained complete silence on the serious injury suffered last week by Eric Parsons at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Indiana.
By Tom Peters and Sam Price, 17 September 2018
The Labour government’s proposal does not begin to address stagnant wages and the staffing crisis afflicting schools.
By Todd Denton, 17 September 2018
The state of Texas is in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for its failure to educate disabled children.
By Kayla Costa, 17 September 2018
Far from an unavoidable tragedy, the killing of Jason Washington is a direct consequence of the growing militarized police apparatus in cities and schools across the United States.
By Armando Cruz, 17 September 2018
The pseudo-left has adapted itself to President Vizcarra’s proposals, praising his preparedness to "listen" to the people.
By Barry Mason, 17 September 2018
That the UK now requires such a visit demonstrates the impact of more than £110 billion in austerity cuts and the destruction of one million public sector jobs.
By Liz Smith, 17 September 2018
The situation worsened during the summer school holidays, with an estimated 3 million children nationwide at risk of going hungry.
By Ben McGrath, 17 September 2018
Japan is coming under increased pressure as a result of Washington’s protectionist measures, which are compounding instability throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Australian government calls royal commission into aged care but numerous reports have already exposed major crisis
By Clare Bruderlin, 17 September 2018
Neglect, mistreatment and shocking conditions are an everyday reality for many now living in residential aged care.
By Andre Damon, 17 September 2018
The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association’s annual conference embodies the fusion of America’s technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.
By Alex Lantier, 17 September 2018
Kuzmanovic applauded Aufstehen’s xenophobic line as a strategy for Melenchon's Unsubmissive France (LFI) to win workers’ votes.
By Nick Beams, 17 September 2018
Commentaries on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse voice fears of another meltdown.
By Trévon Austin, 17 September 2018
Monitoring students’ social media accounts is a violation of privacy, revealing the partnership of the US government and tech companies in internet surveillance and censorship.
By Alex Lantier, 15 September 2018
Turkey and the major NATO imperialist powers made clear that they are ready to counterattack against Syrian and Russian forces in Idlib.
By Samuel Davidson, 15 September 2018
Ignoring the demands of their members, the USW leadership reopened talks with the steelmaker this week.
By Roger Jordan, 15 September 2018
While stoking reactionary Canadian nationalism and boasting of their role as official government advisers during the NAFTA talks, leading union bureaucrats are pulling out all the stops to prevent an eruption of class struggle.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2018
A storm surge of as much as 11 feet of water was accompanied by winds approaching 120 miles per hour.
By Hector Cordon, 14 September 2018
Four hundred teachers in the small Washington State town of Tumwater are courageously defying a judge’s strikebreaking order as educators continue walkouts in Tacoma and other cities.
“This should be a mass movement if we want to get what we want”
By our reporting team, 14 September 2018
WSWS reporters visited and spoke to picketing workers at the JW Marriott Chicago hotel and Palmer House hotel in Chicago’s downtown.
By David Rodriguez, 14 September 2018
Detroit Manufacturing Systems, which opened to great fanfare in 2012, is typical of the low wage sweatshops that predominate in the auto parts industry.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2018
Democrat Elissa Slotkin has used her three tours of duty for the CIA in Iraq as her main credential for election to Congress.
By Trévon Austin, 14 September 2018
Facebook labeled a story from the left-wing ThinkProgress web site as “false” based on a “fact check” by the far-right Weekly Standard.
By Daniel de Vries, 14 September 2018
The EPA announced a plan Tuesday to enable oil and gas companies to release more greenhouse gases.
Duisburg, Germany: Social democratic mayor agitates against refugees and migrants from Eastern Europe
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 14 September 2018
Mayor Sören Link was able to broadcast his racist demagogy on one of Germany’s leading TV channels, claiming citizens from other EU countries were flocking to Germany to cash in on social benefits.
By Anthony Torres, 14 September 2018
As they try to integrate neo-fascist politicians into official mainstream politics, the police and the ruling elite are whitewashing the murder of Méric.
By Paul Bond, 14 September 2018
The FBU report proves that every aspect of fire safety had failed at Grenfell Tower, due to decades of deregulation and cuts, long before the fire broke out.
By Kumaran Ira, 14 September 2018
The Dutch government spent nearly 70 million euros to fund jihadist groups as part of the US-NATO led regime change war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
By Joseph Santolan, 14 September 2018
The battlelines between President Duterte and Senator Trillanes express the twin pressures upon the Filipino ruling class of geopolitical tensions and mounting social unrest.
By Mike Head, 14 September 2018
The transformation of the unions into corporate operations cannot be explained by corruption and it is not unique to Australia.
By John Harris, 14 September 2018
The National Tertiary Education Union’s demands centre on maintaining the “consultative” and “committee” structures through which it has helped management impose restructuring and job cuts.
By Eric London, 14 September 2018
While the Trump administration is preparing for a massive expansion of immigrant internment camps, the Democratic Party has abandoned the issue.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2018
The anniversary has coincided with a series of increasingly punishing measures by Washington to back the Netanyahu regime in Israel and starve the Palestinians into submission.
By our reporter, 14 September 2018
Niles spoke with students at Wayne State University about the fight for socialism and the struggle against war and social inequality.
Invergordon whisky distillery in Scotland demands workers accept a £10,000 pay cut or lose their jobs
By Darren Paxton and Sandy Campbell, 14 September 2018
The GMB trade union has been pushing for the modernisation for some time, effectively functioning as a regional investment agency.
By Tom Peters, 13 September 2018
After being denied entry to Australia, Manning spoke to audiences in New Zealand about her decision to leak US military documents, her time in prison and her political activism over the past year.
By Tom Hall, 13 September 2018
Trump’s self-congratulation for his response to last year’s devastation of Puerto Rico, even as Carolina residents brace for one of the worst Atlantic storms in history, sums up the callousness and criminality of the American ruling class.
UN report on food security
By Patrick Martin, 13 September 2018
Wars and civil wars, generally instigated or fueled by the US and other imperialist powers, climate change and poverty are the leading causes of deepening food insecurity.
By Peter Symonds, 13 September 2018
After their meeting, neither Xi nor Putin named Trump but they left no doubt that their closer ties are a reaction to Washington’s punitive measures.
By Ed Hightower, 13 September 2018
A major regional energy firm warned that up to 75 percent of its 4 million customers in North and South Carolina could lose power during the storm.
By our reporters, 13 September 2018
While the workers are fighting for wage increases and better working conditions, the trade unions want to cut a deal with Ryanair as quickly as possible.
By Marianne Arens, 13 September 2018
The subcontracting of research and development operations in Rüsselsheim is another significant step towards the dismantling of Opel.
By Marcus Day, 13 September 2018
The plant where a Fiat Chrysler worker was severely injured last week was cited for several serious safety violations last year by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
By Kate Randall, 13 September 2018
As social inequality continues to widen, millions are dying because adequate resources are not allocated to promote public health.
By our reporter, 13 September 2018
The district’s teachers are being asked to shoulder increased health care costs.
By Warren Duzak and Zackary Thorton, 13 September 2018
A press investigation has exposed what can only be called a social crime against the working class in eastern Tennessee.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2018
Aid groups have warned that the renewed assault on Hodeidah threatens not only to kill tens of thousands of civilians, but to push millions more into starvation.
By Ben McGrath, 13 September 2018
Trump is under pressure to ramp up the offensive against the targets of US imperialism.
By James Cogan, 13 September 2018
Farage was sponsored by corporate interests and welcomed by prominent powerbrokers within the governing Liberal Party.
By our reporters, 13 September 2018
“The government wants to shut all dialogue down and uses the ogre of terrorism as a shield to do that.”
By Fred Mazelis, 13 September 2018
The ousting of Moonves is part of an ongoing struggle for power and wealth within the media and entertainment industries.
By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2018
The sordid episode demonstrates that the pseudo-left organisations have no independence from the trade union bureaucracy.