By Alex González, 8 February 2018
More than 4,000 autoworkers are fighting for a better salary and working conditions.
By Christoph Vandreier, 7 February 2018
The suppression of the strike paves the way for the formation of a grand coalition government that will slash workers’ wages and benefits to pay for military rearmament.
By Eric London, 7 February 2018
The climate in Washington ahead of Thursday’s budget deadline gives a sense of the right-wing framework of whatever immigration agreement the Democrats and Republicans make.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 February 2018
The scope of the administration’s brutal immigration policies continues to widen as stay orders become increasingly out of reach for blue and white collar workers.
By Mike Head, 7 February 2018
Even if the judge withdraws the warrant next week, Assange still faces extradition to the US to be tried on trumped-up charges of espionage and treason.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2018
Washington’s threat to retaliate over alleged use of chemical weapons comes amid a steady widening of the multi-sided war in Syria.
By Rohantha De Silva, 7 February 2018
After the Maldives president imposed a state of emergency, the opposition leader called for an Indian intervention into the small Indian Ocean state.
By Clara Weiss, 7 February 2018
The action will have a “chilling effect” on all forms of political speech and scientific research opposed by the ultra-right Polish authorities.
By Jerry White, 7 February 2018
The corruption revealed in the unfolding scandal is not an aberration, but expresses the very essence of the UAW.
By Oscar Grenfell, 7 February 2018
Having used the ruling of the Fair Work Commission to suppress a strike, for which rail workers voted, the Rail, Tram and Bus Union is trying to silence them and censor any expressions of opposition.
By Nick Beams, 6 February 2018
One of the most significant features of yesterday’s decline was its speed with the Dow plunging 900 points in just 11 minutes in an avalanche of selling.
By Peter Symonds, 6 February 2018
US aggression against North Korea would almost certainly trigger retaliation and result in an escalating conflict that would drag in other nuclear-armed powers such as Russia and China.
Before budget deadline Thursday, Senate Democrats and Republicans prepare reactionary “border security” bill
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2018
A new federal shutdown could begin Thursday midnight, with further deadlines looming on the debt ceiling and the expiration of DACA protection for young immigrants.
By Johannes Stern, 6 February 2018
In the final stretch of coalition negotiations, SPD leader Martin Schulz announced an agreement between his party and the conservative CDU/CSU on European policy.
By Marianne Arens, 6 February 2018
The extension of the operation is part of the plans of the grand coalition between the SPD and Christian Democrats to further strengthen police powers and coordinate security policy on a European basis.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 February 2018
The US tied May’s hands, leading to her refusal to sign a memorandum of understanding officially endorsing China's Belt and Road Initiative.
By Trevor Johnson, 6 February 2018
Even on essential safety issues like fire prevention, the Hackitt report considers it too great an imposition on landlords to demand, in law, that they carry out basic improvements such as fitting sprinkler systems in tower blocks.
By Miguel Andrade, 6 February 2018
The unexpected unanimous decision by the appeals court on both the conviction of Lula and the lengthening of his jail sentence unleashed a frenzied run-up on the Sao Paulo stock exchange.
By Thomas Gaist and Eddie Haywood, 6 February 2018
The year-old civil war in central Congo’s Kasai provinces is now producing more refugees than the wars in Iraq and Syria.
Families’ spokesman on New Zealand earthquake building collapse: “Are there people who are above the law?”
By Sam Price, 6 February 2018
Maan Alkaisi, whose wife died when the CTV building crumbled during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, condemned the police decision not to prosecute anyone over the disaster.
By Terry Cook, 6 February 2018
Without any mass meetings, the trade unions called off industrial action by thousands of Ausgrid workers.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 February 2018
Like so many others before her, Manning is engaged in a misguided and futile effort to seek reforms through the US capitalist two-party system.
By Will Morrow, 6 February 2018
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new measure would help “turn down the temperature” on “divisive national issues.”
By Nick Beams, 5 February 2018
Friday’s fall on world stock markets, in response to an uptick in US wages, demonstrates the significance of Marx's labor theory of value, which explains the inner workings of the capitalist economy.
By Eric London, 5 February 2018
In the factional conflict within the ruling class, the Democrats have emerged as the principal defenders of the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Jerry White, 5 February 2018
Fiat Chrysler threw a lavish party for Jewell, two months after the top administrative body of the UAW tagged him to lead negotiations with the automaker.
By Johannes Stern, 5 February 2018
While the media reported “breakthroughs” in health and housing policies, initial reports on the coalition paper show what the talks are really about.
By Francis Dubois, 5 February 2018
The Macron government is seeking to scrap the rights of public sector workers amid rising strikes and social protests across Europe.
By Jeff Lusanne, 5 February 2018
An Amtrak train operating on a CSX railroad was mistakenly sent into the path of a freight train on Sunday, killing the crew and injuring over 100 passengers.
By Evan Blake, 5 February 2018
The wide scale of the workplace raids could signal the start of an anticipated crackdown across the entire region, threatening over 1,500 with arrest and deportation.
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 February 2018
The January 29 strike was banned by the Fair Work Commission, the pro-business industrial tribunal created by Labor, with the support of the unions.
By Patrick O’Connor, 5 February 2018
David Feeney’s case underscores the reactionary character of the ongoing witch hunt.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 February 2018
Modi’s manoeuvres with ASEAN are part of India’s transformation into a frontline state in Washington’s strategic offensive against China.
By Andre Damon, 3 February 2018
In a further intensification of the factional conflict gripping the US ruling elite, the White House published a congressional memo Friday alleging the FBI used false pretenses to spy on the Trump campaign.
By Barry Grey, 3 February 2018
The increasing market volatility takes place amidst signs of mounting working class resistance.
By Peter Symonds, 3 February 2018
Even as tensions appear to have eased on the Korean Peninsula with the Winter Olympics about to begin, the US is continuing its preparations for a military strike.
By our reporters, 3 February 2018
On Friday, the all-day warning strikes in the metal and electrical industries culminated with hundreds of thousands of workers on strike.
By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 3 February 2018
“If we support their struggle today, they will support our struggle tomorrow,” said a day laborer working multiple jobs in Paris.
By Nancy Hanover, 3 February 2018
West Virginia teachers have not had a raise since 2014, and are presently ranked 48th in the nation in average salary.
Another $6 billion for Bezos overnight
By Will Morrow, 3 February 2018
Amazon’s profits are the outcome of the brutal exploitation of the company’s global workforce of over 550,000 people.
By Anthony Bertolt, 3 February 2018
Minnesota is seeing the largest military-police operation in the state’s history under the guise of providing security for the NFL’s championship game.
By Leslie Murtagh and Philip Guelpa, 3 February 2018
The planned closure of Rikers Island will do nothing to stem police brutality and abuse of prisoners in New York City.
By Todd Thompson, 3 February 2018
Texas deliberately set about to deny access to special education services, in knowing contravention of federal rules.
By Robert Stevens, 3 February 2018
Several members of the audience demanded that those responsible for “social murder” be arrested and sent to jail.
By Mike Head, 3 February 2018
The attorney-general suggested that the critics are playing into the hands of enemies seeking to damage Australia’s “national interests.”
By Terry Cook, 3 February 2018
The six-month lockout of coal miners is the longest in Australian history.
Seventy years after Sri Lankan independence: The record of capitalist decay and the necessity for socialism
By Vijith Samarasinghe and K. Ratnayake, 3 February 2018
Throughout the Indian subcontinent, there is no real independence from imperialism and the ruling classes have failed utterly to provide democratic rights and decent living standards for all.
By NHS FightBack, 3 February 2018
The following statement by NHS FightBack is being distributed today at marches and rallies in defence of the National Health Service in London and other towns and cities.
By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2018
The Democratic Party is siding with the intelligence agencies against Trump in a conflict pitting two reactionary and criminal sections of the ruling class against each other.
By our reporters, 2 February 2018
Workers in the automotive and electrical industries are striking for a third consecutive day for higher wages and the voluntary reduction of the workweek.
By our reporters, 2 February 2018
Autoworkers discussed the significance of the scandal and the Autoworker Newsletter’s call for the formation of rank-and-file committees, independent of the United Auto Workers union.
By Daniel de Vries, 2 February 2018
Even as a humanitarian crisis continues to ravage the United States’ largest territory, officials are plotting the privatization of the public electric utility.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 2 February 2018
The US Border Patrol emphasized the DACA status of two young men arrested over recent incidents in the San Diego area.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 February 2018
Acting Czech President Milos Zeman narrowly won the second round of the presidential election last Friday and Saturday.
By Julie Hyland, 2 February 2018
Haringey’s Labour-run council is mounting one of the largest privatisation and social cleansing operations in London
By Mike Head, 2 February 2018
The ABC’s supposedly “alarming” discovery of the documents is being exploited to support sweeping new “foreign interference” bills.
Part 3: Far-reaching measures against political dissent
By Mike Head, 2 February 2018
Old “treasonous” offences are being “modernised” for a new period of war and political convulsions.
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 February 2018
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union said it will enforce a court ban on any industrial action, while seeking a sell-out deal with the state government.
By Hector Cordon, 2 February 2018
After a one-day strike in November failed to yield an improved contract offer, schoolbus drivers walked off the job Thursday in what is being billed as an indefinite strike.
“Our job is like working in a slaughterhouse”
By Anthony Torres, 2 February 2018
In an unprecedented event on Tuesday, workers at retirement homes (Ehpad) across France overwhelmingly followed calls for strike action.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2018
The degeneration of the State of the Union as an institution is connected to the mounting crisis of American capitalism.
By our reporters, 1 February 2018
Up to 500,000 workers are participating in one-day strikes in Germany’s automotive and electrical industries, the largest strikes in the sector for 15 years.
Workers demand nullification of contracts
By Shannon Jones, 1 February 2018
Former Fiat Chrysler chief negotiator Iacobelli named Jewell’s charity as the recipient of “prohibited payments” siphoned through the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center.
One hundred years since the 1918 flu pandemic
By Kate Randall and Tom Hall, 1 February 2018
The deadliest flu season in years has demonstrated the complete inability of American capitalism to deal with a public health crisis on the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu.
By Trévon Austin, 1 February 2018
The rig explosion was the deadliest in the oil and gas industry since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
By Carl Bronski, 1 February 2018
None of the rival rightwing factions involved in the current inter-union squabble over union dues represents the interests of the working class.
By Peter Symonds, 1 February 2018
Pompeo’s warning signals the ramping up of a campaign on alleged Chinese interference in the US as Washington increases its trade war measures and military build-up against Beijing.
Part 2: Criminalising overseas links and donations
By Mike Head, 1 February 2018
These measures have serious implications for freedom of political expression and organisation.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 February 2018
Israel has a less than one percent success rate for asylum seekers, far below that of European Union countries.
By John Newham and Robert Stevens, 1 February 2018
The moves to challenge the Parole Board’s January 4 decision have implications for legal norms and due process.
By Mike Head, 1 February 2018
Shorten told the National Press Club that the first “mission” of the political elite was “restoring faith in parliament.”
By Tomas Rodriguez, 1 February 2018
The stunning rise in profits generated by the financial sector under the Morales government stands in stark contrast to the conditions confronting the masses of Bolivians.
By Ed Hightower and Tom Carter, 1 February 2018
As a sitting Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg's comments granted a quasi-official sanction to the lynch mob atmosphere surrounding the campaign.
By Clara Weiss, 1 February 2018
Though tens of thousands protested last year against social inequality and corruption, Navalny has been unable to tap into the massive social discontent, largely due to his fascistic politics.
Marshall and #MeToo: A 77-year-old civil rights fight exposes the reactionary character of the sexual misconduct witch-hunt
By Fred Mazelis, 1 February 2018
The 1941 case, in which a black man was acquitted of rape charges, poses awkward questions for those who dismiss due process in their campaign against sexual harassment, both real and alleged.
By Patrick Martin, 31 January 2018
The foul character of the speech, the media coverage, and the ceremony as a whole testifies to the exclusion of any opposition within the political establishment to the agenda of corporate America.
By Clara Weiss, 31 January 2018
Within one week, three schools witnessed outbreaks of violence, and one school a stabbing. Dozens of children and several teachers were wounded.
Part 1: Preparing for war against China
By Mike Head, 31 January 2018
The legislation, targeting alleged “improper influence” by China and other “foreign states,” will have far-reaching consequences for free speech and political dissent.
By John Braddock, 31 January 2018
The high death toll and unseaworthiness of the ferry are prompting growing anger in the small, impoverished Pacific nation.
By Barry Grey, 30 January 2018
Throughout the increasingly bitter Russia investigation, the Democrats have assumed the role of patriotic defenders of the intelligence and police agencies.
By David Rodriguez, 30 January 2018
56-year-old Scott Teusink died last month after he was hit by a massive steel coil at Challenge Manufacturing in the city of Holland, Michigan.
By Clara Weiss, 30 January 2018
The far-reaching assault on free speech is part of the systematic effort of the right-wing PiS government to strengthen fascist forces and, along with that, falsify the history of Poland.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 30 January 2018
Mayor Kevin Faulconer combined praise of the city’s meager response to the recent hepatitis A outbreak with a thinly veiled threat that homelessness would no longer be tolerated.
By Peter Symonds, 30 January 2018
The active discussion is another sign of sharpening geo-political tensions and the accelerating arms race by major powers around the world.
By John Harris, 30 January 2018
The 40 percent increase over the past five years points to the escalating impact of “law and order” campaigns, anti-democratic bail laws and punitive sentencing requirements.
By Niles Niemuth, 29 January 2018
In the years since the murder of Michael Brown in August 2014, popular anger against police violence has been channeled behind the Democratic Party by groups such as Black Lives Matter.
By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2018
The statement by Schumer demonstrates the real priorities of the Democratic Party, which is focused on whipping up the anti-Russia campaign, not halting the persecution of immigrants.
By Genevieve Leigh, 29 January 2018
Local government in Cape Town, South Africa continues to implement drastic water saving measures in a last-ditch attempt to stave off a complete water shutoff.
By Kayla Costa, 29 January 2018
Between 2010 and 2016 alone, there were nearly 6,000 accusations of child sexual abuse reported by American military personnel, with no actions taken in response.
By Chris Marsden, 29 January 2018
The policy of the Labour right wing is to extract maximum concessions from Corbyn—especially regarding Labour’s stance on Brexit.
By Mike Head, 29 January 2018
Of the 19 new billionaires created in Australia over the past 10 years, eight were added in the past year alone.
By Eric Ludlow, 29 January 2018
The Automatic Train Protection system would have reduced the seriousness of last week’s crash of a suburban train in Sydney, says expert.
By a WSWS reporting team, 29 January 2018
Autoworkers reacted angrily to the admission by former Fiat Chrysler negotiator Alphons Iacobelli that he paid $1.5 million to UAW officials to influence contract negotiations.
By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2018
The front-page story in the New York Times marks a new stage in the ongoing political warfare in Washington.
By Andre Damon, 27 January 2018
The 47th annual World Economic Forum was dominated by apprehension over every aspect of global politics and economics, from the possibility of a 2008-style financial collapse to the threat of a new world war.
UK Defence Secretary accuses Russia of planning to kill “thousands and thousands and thousands” of Britons
By Robert Stevens, 27 January 2018
Williamson’s comments come just days after the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces declared that Britain must actively prepare for war with Russia.
By Margot Miller, 27 January 2018
The clinicians, with a combined four decades of experience, said Assange's "continued confinement" is "a clear infringement of his human right to healthcare.”
By Nancy Hanover, 27 January 2018
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an Ohio online-only school, abruptly shut down last week, amid multiple scandals over millions of dollars of state aid.
By Warren Duzak, 27 January 2018
Mayor Barry has proposed turning the hospital into an outpatient clinic, leaving the poor and working class families without an inpatient facility, hospital beds, major surgical facilities.
Notes on police violence
By Harvey Simpkins, 27 January 2018
While Bijan Ghaisar was gunned downed by police on November 17 of last year, police dashcam video of the incident was only released on Wednesday.