By Kevin Martinez and Genevieve Leigh, 9 May 2018
A San Diego immigrant was forcibly detained by armed ICE officials after they broke into his home Tuesday afternoon as his five children looked on.
More than 50,000 UC workers on strike
By David Moore, 9 May 2018
The strike of university workers in California is part of a growing wave of workers’ struggles around education and healthcare.
By Evelyn Rios, 9 May 2018
Nurses and administrative professionals joined service and technical workers on strike across 10 California campuses as students also began to express their support.
By Tom Hall, 9 May 2018
Last week’s firestorm at the Meridian Magnesium plant in Eaton Rapids exposes the dangerous conditions faced by auto parts workers.
By Alan Whyte, 9 May 2018
Striking worker-students set up picket lines Tuesday at three entrances of the New School for Social Research in New York City.
By Roger Jordan, 9 May 2018
The Liberals’ anti-strike bill underscores that in their fight against poverty wages and precarious employment, York contract faculty and graduate assistants face a political struggle.
By Clara Weiss, 9 May 2018
Putin’s fourth term as president will inevitably be characterized by increasing social struggles in Russia.
By Laura Tiernan, 9 May 2018
It is more than two years since a United Nations human rights panel ruled that Assange’s persecution by the Swedish and British governments amounts to “arbitrary detention” and a violation of international law.
By Johannes Stern, 9 May 2018
Since the government’s initial budget was announced last week, there has been an aggressive campaign in politics and the media with the aim of upgrading the German military much faster and more comperehensively.
By Kate Randall, 9 May 2018
The new law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, at about six weeks, when many women are not aware they are pregnant.
By Mike Head, 9 May 2018
The government is preparing to try and scrape back into office before the economic and political situation worsens.
By K. Ratnayake, 9 May 2018
Sirisena’s speech was a response to deep divisions within his unstable government and deepening working class opposition to its social austerity measures.
Form rank-and-file factory committee to enforce worker safety
By Shannon Jones, 8 May 2018
Details are being withheld by management and the UAW over the injury of a production worker early Friday at the plant that sparked a walkout by second-shift workers.
Argentina: Government responds to peso crisis with panic selling of dollar reserves and interest rate increase
By Rafael Azul, 8 May 2018
The Argentinian ruling class, under pressure from Wall Street, is fearful of another situation like the 2001-2002 crisis.
By Jerry White, 8 May 2018
The strikes and protests that have erupted so far this year are initial expressions of a powerful, objective social movement that raises basic political questions for all workers.
By Patrick Martin, 8 May 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative to prosecute everyone detained as an illegal border crosser and to separate children from their parents.
By Alex Lantier, 8 May 2018
Workers defied not only threats from Air France and the government, but also from the union bureaucrats, who demanded that they approve the contract.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 May 2018
With Trump’s allies signaling that he will rip up the agreement, Israel has issued increasingly bellicose threats against Iran.
By Bill Kidd and Will Morrow, 8 May 2018
The teachers unions are isolating the striking teachers not only from their counterparts across the US, but throughout Colorado.
By Genevieve Leigh and Sam Wayne, 8 May 2018
The school administration at Flint Southwestern Academy has hidden from parents and the community for months that dozens of their children’s classes are being held without teachers.
By Philip Guelpa, 8 May 2018
Administrators at the private university in New York City have announced plans to dismiss the entire cafeteria staff and replace them with even lower-paid workers.
By Marianne Arens, 8 May 2018
The second attempt to form a government failed on May 3 when the leadership of the Democratic Party rejected a coalition with the Five Star Movement.
By Oscar Grenfell, 8 May 2018
The inflated housing bubble has created a social disaster, especially for recipients of poverty-level government welfare.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 8 May 2018
The legislation is a further move toward the privatisation of higher education and increased militarisation of the country.
By Nick Beams, 7 May 2018
The list of measures is not intended as the basis for negotiations but to escalate economic conflict and military tensions.
By Mike Head, 7 May 2018
With military, geo-strategic and trade war tensions mounting, there has been a recent elevation of alarming accusations against Beijing.
By Gabriel Lemos, 7 May 2018
The real cause of the spectacular fire and building collapse was the negligence of the state and the huge housing crisis in one of the most unequal cities in the world.
By Don Knowland, 7 May 2018
Heated charges and political maneuvers dominated Mexico’s electoral campaign last week as the “left” bourgeois candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador kept a 20 point lead in the polls.
With complicity of UAW, Honeywell announces plans to eliminate healthcare coverage for 4,700 US retirees
By Jessica Goldstein, 7 May 2018
The announcement comes shortly after Honeywell announced substantial growth of $10.39 billion in revenue for its first quarter of 2018, up from $9.49 billion in the same period in 2017.
By Patrick O’Connor, 7 May 2018
Through the “reforms” of successive Labor and Liberal-National governments, universities have been transformed into privatised and corporatised entities.
“If the workers united we would be a dominating force”
By Will Morrow, 5 May 2018
The unions’ sellout is the latest in a series of betrayals of teacher, including in West Virginia and Oklahoma.
By Bill Kidd, 5 May 2018
As in other states that have been centers of opposition from teachers, the unions have done everything they could to prevent a walkout, and are now working to isolate the struggle.
By Anthony Torres, 5 May 2018
Rail workers and high school teachers on strike Thursday spoke out against the social cuts and military spending proposed by President Emmanuel Macron.
By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 5 May 2018
Since the global capitalist crisis erupted in 2008, the CCOO and UGT have lost around 600,000 members.
Notes on police violence
By Trévon Austin, 5 May 2018
Cellphone videos exposed two particularly cruel instances of police brutality this week in Miami, Florida and outside Akron, Ohio.
By Carl Bronski, 5 May 2018
The rejection of the original sellout that Unifor attempted to foist on Lear Ajax workers is a reflection of a growing movement of auto workers.
By Mike Head, 5 May 2018
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia agreed to a worthless “enforceable undertaking,” which means it can carry on with its rapacious activities.
By Jordan Shilton, 5 May 2018
The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington’s reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.
By our reporters, 5 May 2018
The meetings reviewed the history of the persecution of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, including the calls by US politicians for his assassination.
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”
By our correspondents, 5 May 2018
Participants at the public meetings spoke out against Internet censorship and the persecution of Julian Assange.
Chinese construction workers and crane operators protest on May Day
5 May 2018
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By David Moore, 4 May 2018
The deal orders teachers back to work while meeting none of the five demands for which 60,000 teachers walked out.
The case for expropriation
By Eric London, 4 May 2018
Amazon’s market capitalization is $757.9 billion. Conditions of life for billions of people could be drastically improved by expropriating this wealth.
By Mike Head, 4 May 2018
Macron’s trip to Australia and New Caledonia has taken to a new level moves by France and other European powers to assert their interests in the region.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2018
The recognition of Israel’s security interests has nothing to do with moral considerations arising from the Shoah.
By Paul Bond, 4 May 2018
The pro-austerity premier’s slur demonstrates how baseless charges of anti-Semitism are being used to attack any form of social protest or comment.
By Jim Brewer, 4 May 2018
Comedian Michelle Wolf’s comment on Flint’s water at the White House correspondents dinner elicited an indignant rejoinder from the Michigan governor’s office.
By Alan Gilman, 4 May 2018
The tape recording of a secret NFL meeting of owners and players to discuss Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump was leaked to the New York Times.
By Sam Price, 4 May 2018
The police and judicial system is shielding those responsible for the Canterbury Television crash during the 2011 earthquake.
By John Braddock, 4 May 2018
The country’s impoverished population would have been better off by almost every measure of economic welfare without the LNG project.
“The union and the company are working together”
By Shannon Jones, 3 May 2018
A World Socialist Web Site campaign team received a warm reception from workers at the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex who have been lied to and kept in the dark by the UAW about impending layoffs.
By John Marion, 3 May 2018
The headquarters would be built in East Boston and Revere, forcing out working class residents.
Part of Trump tax bill bonanza for the wealthy
By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2018
The iPhone and laptop maker is monetizing the Trump tax cut as a gigantic windfall for its executives and owners.
In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
By Eric London, 3 May 2018
The decision to block nearly 200 Central American immigrants from applying for asylum marks a turning point in the attack on democratic rights.
By David Moore and Adam McLean, 3 May 2018
The teachers unions decided to call for one more day of walkouts in response to mass teacher opposition to the call to return to work.
On the spot coverage from Tijuana refugee camp
By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 3 May 2018
The 200 refugees have been held up in a makeshift camp in Tijuana on the Mexican side of the US border
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 May 2018
Despite reports of largely peaceful demonstrations, the protesters were attacked by police with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and nightsticks.
By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2018
While there is supposedly no money for social programmes, jobs, pensions and medical care, defence spending next year alone is set to rise by at least three billion euros.
By Steve James, 3 May 2018
The looming mass layoffs expose the bankruptcy of all the mainstream parties and trade unions claiming to speak for the factory workers.
First presidential debate
By Rafael Azul and Don Knowland, 3 May 2018
The debate took place in the wake of the grisly killing of three film students by gang members in Jalisco.
By Leslie Murtagh, 3 May 2018
Two NYU students associated with campus anti-Zionist groups were arrested at an Israeli rave in Washington Square Park.
By Nick Beams, 3 May 2018
The conflict is over more than the trade deficit numbers, with the overriding concern of the US being China’s moves to develop its high-tech capacities.
By Tom Peters, 3 May 2018
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is seeking to reach a sellout deal with the Labour Party government to avoid any campaign for better wages and conditions.
Australia: Unions, state governments, try to rescue standardised testing as student performance declines
By Erika Zimmer, 3 May 2018
A recent comprehensive analysis found that the NAPLAN test results of disadvantaged students had sharply declined.
By our correspondents, 3 May 2018
Workers, youths, professionals and housewives, as well as Tamil-speaking residents from Jaffna and plantation workers from the central hills, attended the meeting.
By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2018
Following the latest attacks against Damascus, the pseudo-left Marx 21 tendency has stepped up its campaign for a more aggressive military intervention in Syria.
By Clara Weiss, 2 May 2018
The main roots of the political crisis lie in the advanced preparations for imperialist war in the region.
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 May 2018
The delay in processing the immigrants is a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions guaranteeing the right to political asylum.
By David Moore, 2 May 2018
The Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United have told teachers to end their strike without obtaining their demands for pay raises and restoration of $1 billion in school funding cuts.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2018
The aggression that is being prepared by the US and Israel threatens to drag all of the major powers into what could prove a catastrophic world war.
By our reporters, 2 May 2018
Mass protests, including marches and strikes, and involving millions of people around the world, took place yesterday on every continent, reflecting a growing radicalization of the working class.
Amid report special counsel threatened to subpoena Trump
By Barry Grey, 2 May 2018
Trump’s lawyers are reportedly urging him not to agree to an interview with Mueller’s team.
By Gabriel Black, 2 May 2018
The companies have presented the merger as a critical geopolitical move in the fight against China’s development of 5G.
By Laurent Lafrance, 2 May 2018
The Trudeau government is fully behind Washington’s efforts to construct an anti-Iranian alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2018
The European Commission said there was no basis for tariffs on “national security” grounds and it would not negotiate under threat.
By Gregor Link, 2 May 2018
The deployment of the Bundeswehr domestically and the networking of civilian agencies with the police and military are part of a comprehensive rearmament offensive.
By Thomas Scripps, 2 May 2018
A former UK ambassador has published evidence suggesting that a “D-notice” has been issued to the press—a request to stop the publication of potentially damaging news stories.
By Saman Gunadasa, 2 May 2018
Despite rising discontent, the IMF has threatened to stop a scheduled loan payment.
By Mike Head, 2 May 2018
The leaks point to the preoccupation of the ruling class with monitoring and suppressing mounting domestic disaffection and unrest.
By Richard Phillips, 2 May 2018
Female veterans, including participants in the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, were given pride of place in this year’s military marches.
Amidst complete silence from Democrats
By Genevieve Leigh, 1 May 2018
In defiance of international law, the Trump administration has turned away hundreds of Central American refugees at the US Mexico border in South San Diego, California.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018
On May Day, the day of international working-class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site extend our greetings to workers engaged in struggles all over the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2018
Netanyahu’s bellicose speech indicting Iran, following on the heels of missile strikes on Syria, underscores the growing threat of a region-wide war.
By Bill Kidd, 1 May 2018
After teachers walked out last week to demand higher wages and school funding, the unions are backing a plan by state Democrats that will do little to address a decade of school cuts
By Evan Blake, 1 May 2018
Speedup and disregard for safety have generated immense profits for the owners and shareholders of both tech giants.
By Paul Bond, 1 May 2018
The former Olympic Stadium, which has already cost taxpayers more than £750 million, represents a legacy of corporate venality, corruption and graft.
By Athiyan Silva, 1 May 2018
The neo-fascist National Front voted for provisions of the bill, marking the first time a French government has passed legislative measures with FN support.
By Sujeewa Amaranath, 1 May 2018
Official statistics contradict World Bank and the Bangladeshi government claims of “remarkable progress in poverty reduction.”
By Margaret Rees, 1 May 2018
Bupa wants to restrict its “gap cover” to customers who undergo medical procedures in facilities under contract to the company.
By Andre Damon, 1 May 2018
The corporate media is outraged by the truth.
US election meddling in the age of the Internet
By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 May 2018
The US military-intelligence apparatus is integrating the largest technology and Internet companies to tighten the US stranglehold over Latin America.
As CEO pay, corporate profits and corporate cash hit new highs
By Kate Randall, 30 April 2018
The Trump administration’s latest proposal would impose even greater suffering on families already beset by hunger, poor housing and lack of medical care.
By James Cogan, 30 April 2018
Any talks could entirely break down over the definition of “denuclearisation” and a “nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.”
By Jerry White, 30 April 2018
The unions are determined above all to block the development of a political movement of the working class in opposition to the capitalist system.
By David Moore and Adam McLean, 30 April 2018
There is widespread support for teachers throughout the state, which must be organized and mobilized to fight to defend public education.
By Will Morrow, 30 April 2018
The censorship is a clear indication that a sellout by the union and AEU is imminent.
By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2018
Democratic House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer defended his efforts in support of Jason Crow, a former Iraq War paratrooper running in a congressional district in suburban Denver.
By John Burton, 30 April 2018
The requirement that individuals produce specific photographic identification to cast ballots, disenfranchises impoverished voters, who tend to vote Democratic.
By Shannon Jones, 30 April 2018
Workers voted down a sellout contract recommended by Unifor, in a rebellion against poverty wages and onerous working conditions.
By Kranti Kumara, 30 April 2018
Dekalb County school bus drivers, who earn as little as $21,000 annually, were provoked into walking out by the callous disrespect shown them by the school superintendent.