By Alejandro López, 16 October 2017
The secessionists led by Catalonia’s regional premier Carles Puigdemont have spent the past week seeking to strike a deal with Madrid, but no deal is on offer.
By Benjamin Mateus, 16 October 2017
There is a scarcity of clean water in rural communities, whose residents are resorting to washing and bathing in local rivers and springs.
By Peter Symonds, 16 October 2017
Far from offering any reassurance of a peaceful solution, Tillerson’s remarks underscore the advanced state of US preparations for a war with North Korea.
By Mike Head, 16 October 2017
President Xi’s five-year reign, due to be extended next week, has accelerated a vast accumulation of corporate wealth.
By Alex Lantier, 12 October 2017
As the Spanish army prepared to deploy armored units to Catalonia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to suspend the Catalan regional government.
By Peter Symonds, 12 October 2017
As Trump faces a mounting political crisis at home, the US president may see a war with North Korea as a means of shoring up his administration and crushing domestic political opposition.
By Paul Mitchell, 12 October 2017
With calls for ‘patriotism’ and national unity, the pseudo-left Podemos is seeking recognition as a potential saviour of Spanish capitalism at a time of acute crisis.
By Trévon Austin, 12 October 2017
NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell and a number of team owners are taking measures to punish football players who kneel during the anthem.
By Shelley Connor, 12 October 2017
A magistrate issued an arrest warrant on Monday charging DeAndre Harris with unlawfully wounding one of his attackers during the “Unite the Right” rally in August.
By Nick Beams, 12 October 2017
International Monetary Fund chief economist Maurice Obstfeld welcomed the uptick in global growth but said the “recovery” was “cyclical” and “incomplete.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 October 2017
Nick Xenophon is seeking to exploit mass hostility to the South Australian Labor government, which has overseen the dismantling of manufacturing in the state.
By John Roberts, 12 October 2017
The real aim of the military, with the full collaboration of Aung San Suu Kyi and her government, is to drive the Rohingya out of Burma.
By Alex Lantier, 11 October 2017
Regional premier Carles Puigdemont delivered his speech amid an unfolding Spanish military and police intervention into Catalonia and the looming threat of a bloody crackdown.
By James Cogan, 11 October 2017
A flotilla of six Australian warships is making its way toward the Korean Peninsula and an Australian attack submarine is already in the area exercising with US and Japanese subs.
By Jordan Shilton, 11 October 2017
In addition to certifying Iran as non-compliant with the 2015 nuclear deal, Trump is said to be preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist organization.”
By Rafael Azul, 11 October 2017
Flames from the wind-fueled fires obliterated housing developments and burned businesses to the ground in the city of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.
By Kate Randall, 11 October 2017
Small businesses would be able to establish association health plans free from Obamacare requirements to cover essential medical services.
By Peter Schwarz, 11 October 2017
The Christian Democratic Union and its partner, the Christian Social Union, have agreed on a common line of approach for a future government coalition to include the Free Democratic Party and the Greens.
By Kranti Kumara, 11 October 2017
The Indian economy, touted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a high-growth haven, is increasingly mired in crisis.
By Yuvan Darwin and Arun Kumar, 11 October 2017
The suicide of a Tamil Nadu student over the NEET entrance test has triggered demonstrations throughout the southern Indian state.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 October 2017
The unsubstantiated charges of Russian interference in the US elections have developed into an increasingly frenzied campaign to ascribe all opposition within the United States to the actions of a “foreign enemy.”
By Peter Symonds, 10 October 2017
President Trump has repeatedly dismissed efforts to start talks with North Korea and to end the dangerous confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Robert Stevens, 10 October 2017
At the Conservative Party’s annual conference, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said his government was prepared to use nuclear weapons against North Korea or another adversary.
By Alejandro López, 10 October 2017
Popular Party leaders warned Monday that national police and civil guards are ready to halt any unilateral declaration in the Catalan parliament.
By Halil Celik, 10 October 2017
The move comes amid deterioration in ties between the two NATO allies and the Trump administration’s war threats against North Korea and Iran.
By Trévon Austin, 10 October 2017
Officials have described the rapidly developing situation as one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history.
By Rafael Azul, 10 October 2017
Three weeks since the devastating storm hit, there is a concerted campaign by the Trump administration and local government authorities to conceal the full scope of the disaster.
Notes on police violence
By Josh Varlin, 10 October 2017
No charges have been brought against the officers who killed Patrick Harmon despite contradictions between the police version of events and bodycam footage.
By Alan Gilman, 10 October 2017
Pence and his wife left the Indianapolis stadium after about 20 members of the San Francisco 49ers “took a knee” during the national anthem.
By Nick Beams, 10 October 2017
Schäuble said he had “no idea when the next crisis will happen” but economists all over the world were concerned about the rise of liquidity and debt.
By Laurent Lafrance, 10 October 2017
Ottawa’s 70 percent military spending hike includes funds to intensify collaboration between the armed forces and universities.
By Patrick Martin, 10 October 2017
The Trump immigration document exposes the role of the Democratic Party in providing political cover for the White House.
By Alex Lantier, 10 October 2017
Rather than advance a principled policy to unite the Spanish and Catalan working class against Spanish state repression, the Pabloite New Anti-capitalist Party is lining up behind the Catalan bourgeoisie.
By Jerry White, 9 October 2017
The physical attack is aimed not only at silencing the WSWS but at gagging and intimidating rank-and-file workers.
By Harvey Simpkins, 9 October 2017
The plight of Carlton O. Harris is yet another example of the class-based US legal system and the erosion of fundamental democratic rights.
By Ben McGrath, 9 October 2017
The new party backs remilitarization along with constitutional changes to remove any restraints on military action in order to advance the interests of Japanese imperialism.
By Alex Lantier, 6 October 2017
The European Union is supporting Madrid's plans for a bloody military-police intervention in Catalonia and to impose a state of emergency across Spain.
By Alejandro López, 6 October 2017
Voices in the Spanish press are calling for imposing various states of emergency that would suspend basic democratic rights and hand power to the army.
By Zaida Green, 6 October 2017
In many counties, women must travel dozens or hundreds of miles to reach an abortion facility and are often forced to travel to another state.
By John Roberts, 6 October 2017
Malaysia publicly dissociated itself from an ASEAN statement on the situation in Rakhine state that failed to mention the violence against Rohingya.
By Ben McGrath, 6 October 2017
The CDP is a regrouping of many of the same Democrats who imposed austerity measures and aligned with the US war drive against China while in office from 2009 to 2012.
By Mike Head, 6 October 2017
The latest measures clearly extend far beyond combatting purported terrorist threats, and severely erode the civil liberties of the entire population.
By Gustav Kemper, 6 October 2017
The merger of the two companies, with 62,000 employees and an annual turnover of around 15 billion euros, creates the world’s second-largest railway technology company.
By Dennis Moore, 6 October 2017
Many of the firefighters who tackled the Grenfell fire suffered mental health problems following that terrible event.
By Paul Mitchell, 5 October 2017
The Ministry of Defense has dispatched army units to support the Civil Guard and national police in a possible further crackdown on the Catalonian population.
By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2017
Notwithstanding concerted efforts to downplay any breach, Tillerson has been publicly at odds with Trump—most sharply over the US confrontation with North Korea.
After Madrid’s violent crackdown:
By Keith Jones, 5 October 2017
A struggle to rally workers and youth to an internationalist orientation can only be waged in uncompromising opposition to the violence unleashed by the Madrid government.
By Robert Stevens, 5 October 2017
Despite the “socialist” rhetoric they may spout, the pseudo-left and Stalinist groups are all in fundamental agreement with McDonnell—the job at hand is to defend capitalism.
By Chris Marsden, 4 October 2017
The United States and the EU leapt to the defence of the Spanish government as it sent police to savagely beat and arrest anyone who dared to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
By Alex Lantier, 4 October 2017
An open intervention by the Spanish king into public affairs is without precedent since the 1981 coup attempt in Spain.
By Alejandro López, 4 October 2017
Demonstrations took place in cities across Catalonia amid a “national work stoppage” backed by Catalan business groups, separatist parties, and trade unions.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey flooding
By Gary Joad, 4 October 2017
Houston area residents are being tested for petrochemical and Superfund toxic poisoning in the wake of recent severe Hurricane Harvey flooding.
By Benjamin Mateus, 4 October 2017
The three scientists explored the molecular processes through which the body adapts physiologically to the Earth’s rotation, including the sleep-wake cycle and much more.
By Khara Sikhan, 4 October 2017
Decades of defunding public education, standardized testing and the demonization of teachers has resulted in a national crisis in education in the United States.
By Johannes Stern, 4 October 2017
The Left Party is using the AfD’s electoral success to justify adopting its xenophobic programme.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 October 2017
A Green Party conference agreed to start negotiations on a coalition government with the Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union and the Free Democratic Party.
Director of British rights group Cage convicted for refusing to reveal mobile phone and laptop pass codes
By Steve James, 4 October 2017
The conviction of Muhammed Rabbani underscores the significance of recent investigations into massive mobile phone surveillance in Britain by local police forces.
By Oscar Grenfell, 4 October 2017
Rajeev Rajendran is the sixth refugee who has died on Manus Island, and the second in just two months.
By Alex Lantier and Alejandro López, 3 October 2017
After the mass repression in Catalonia Sunday, the European Commission issued a statement formally endorsing Madrid's handling of the Catalan independence crisis.
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2017
The worst mass shooting in American history has left 59 people dead and at least 527 wounded.
By Rafael Azul, 3 October 2017
In contrast to the indifference of the Trump administration, people across the United States are volunteering to help residents of the hurricane-ravaged island.
By Halil Celik, 3 October 2017
Washington has long promoted the KRG, but views its current independence bid as an obstacle to US plans to escalate military-strategic confrontation with Iran.
By Steve James, 3 October 2017
Monarch is the third major European airline to go under this year.
By Robert Stevens, 3 October 2017
The pseudo-left groups are desperate to conceal the fact that the many local Labour authorities have imposed austerity on behalf of the government for years.
By our correspondents, 3 October 2017
“Blocking information is a dictatorial measure; governments and big companies are trying to prevent us from finding critical information,” said one worker.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 2 October 2017
The Popular Party government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sent some 16,000 police to Catalonia to shut down polling stations, seize ballot boxes and attack voters.
By Andrea Lobo, 2 October 2017
Almost two weeks after Hurricane Maria laid waste to much of Puerto Rico, many towns are still cut off from all relief efforts.
By Peter Symonds, 2 October 2017
Trump’s crude tweet branded Tillerson’s efforts as “a waste of time” while also targeting Chinese leaders, with whom the US secretary of state had just held talks.
By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2017
The revelation that the alleged assailant was on a terrorism watch-list raises questions, including why authorities said there was no threat to public safety, shortly before initiating a high-speed chase through downtown Edmonton.
By Shelley Connor, 2 October 2017
The Trump cabinet’s eye-popping travel expenses have highlighted the gulf between his demagogic campaign promises to “drain the swamp” and end government waste, and the reality of oligarchic rule.
By Matthew Taylor, 2 October 2017
The rise in easily preventable and treatable diseases, including syphilis, has coincided with the slashing of funding for public health programs and clinics, which provide accessible testing and treatments.
By Nick Beams, 2 October 2017
Ending the “too big to fail” designation for the giant insurance group has been described as the most significant step in the Trump administration’s push for financial deregulation.
By Terry Cook, 2 October 2017
High levels of unemployment, under-employment and casualisation are putting downward pressure on wages.
By Eddie Haywood, 30 September 2017
The inclusion of Chad represents an escalation of Washington’s imperialist offensive in the Sahel region and across the African continent.
By Philip Guelpa, 30 September 2017
A 2016 Supreme Court ruling overturning the political corruption conviction of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is likely to affect the trial of the New Jersey senator.
By Trévon Austin, 30 September 2017
Private account information on thousands of Facebook users could be handed over to the government as a result of the warrants.
By Evan Blake, 30 September 2017
The crackdown is intended to cultivate authoritarian sentiments within Trump’s far-right base, as well as embolden fascistic elements within ICE itself.
By Tino Jacobson, 30 September 2017
The latest acquisitions are part of a comprehensive armaments program over coming years whose dimensions recall the massive rearming of the Wehrmacht in the 1930s.
By K. Ratnayake, 30 September 2017
Modi’s backing for the Burmese repression of the Rohingya is driven by anti-Muslim communalism and his strategic aim of undermining China throughout the region.
By Ben McGrath, 30 September 2017
The dissolution of the Democratic Party is the end product of the party's continuous shift to the right over two decades.
By Eric London, 30 September 2017
The Trump administration’s callous and incompetent response to the social disaster in Puerto Rico expresses the worldview of a financial oligarchy that sees the lives of working people as expendable.
For working class unity! No to separatism in Spain!
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 30 September 2017
On the eve of the October 1 independence referendum in Catalonia, Spain is in the throes of its deepest political crisis since the fall of the fascist Franco regime.
By Johannes Stern, 29 September 2017
The ruling class has responded to the right-wing extremist AfD’s electoral success with intensified calls for a military build-up and the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus.
By Sven Heymanns, 29 September 2017
The entry of the Alternative for Germany into Germany's parliament last Sunday was cause for great concern, fear and anger for many, both in Germany and beyond.
By Keisha Gibbs, 29 September 2017
Workers involved in cleaning up the massive coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee, are suing after at least 17 have died and dozens more have been diagnosed with cancer.
By Paul Mitchell, 29 September 2017
The American ruling elite, like its European counterparts, are concerned the tensions between Madrid and Barcelona are provoking an explosive situation.
By Alejandro López, 29 September 2017
Podemos is presenting itself as the only alternative able to resolve the Catalan secessionist crisis without sparking social opposition.
By Max Newman, 29 September 2017
About 50 heavily-vetted detainees out of more than 2,000 are being transferred to unknown US locations.
By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 29 September 2017
Butson, national secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), responded angrily to a WSWS article exposing the union’s complicity in attacks on workers.
By Saman Gunadasa, 29 September 2017
Behind hypocritical statements on democracy, reconciliation and poverty-alleviation, Sirisena’s government is preparing a dictatorial regime.
By Armando Cruz, 29 September 2017
The decision to remove and replace some ministries came in the aftermath of a powerful 71-day teachers’ strike.
By Andre Damon, 29 September 2017
The increasingly hysterical anti-Russia campaign, spearheaded by the Democratic Party, is laying the political and legal basis for the criminalization of dissent in the United States.
By Rafael Azul, 28 September 2017
Puerto Rico is already under a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. Increasingly, the question raised is whether the island will be placed under martial law.
By Mike Head, 28 September 2017
Labor leader Shorten in effect gave a pledge that a Labor government would continue Australia’s unconditional support for Washington in any war with North Korea.
By W.A Sunil, 28 September 2017
The JTUA leadership surrendered to the government’s threats, pledging not to take future industrial action over outstanding demands.
By Richard Phillips, 28 September 2017
The report obscures the fact that responsibility for compromising building safety rests with governments, Labor and Coalition, which have undermined the regulatory system over the past 20 years.
By Daniel de Vries, 26 September 2017
The 1,800 telecom workers are at a crossroads as the unions continue to maintain the isolation of their struggle.
By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2017
Washington’s constant drumbeat of threats and military provocations is aimed at forcing Pyongyang to unconditionally capitulate or goad it into action that can be seized on as the casus belli for a war of annihilation.
By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2017
Trump’s attacks on NFL players for “disrespecting” the national anthem are a calculated effort to whip up racism and militarism.
By Ben McGrath, 26 September 2017
The Moon Jae-in administration in Seoul is deepening its military cooperation with the US while continuing to posture as an advocate of peace on the Korean Peninsula.