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.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Both the Democrat and the Republican had a military-intelligence background: one as a Marine Corps prosecutor, the other as an Air Force intelligence officer.
“Everybody’s skeptical of the task force”
By Zac Corrigan, 15 March 2018
A nine-day teachers strike was ended by the unions with the creation of a health care task force, consisting of openly hostile state legislators, health insurance CEOs, and the very union bureaucrats who sold out the strike.
By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 15 March 2018
While the strikers have shown their determination to expand their industrial action, the University Trade Unions Joint Committee is limiting the strike.
By Oscar Grenfell, 15 March 2018
The rail unions have done everything they can to suppress any industrial and political struggle by workers.
By Max Newman, 15 March 2018
People in a Queensland rural town are outraged at the pre-dawn Australian Border Force raid to seize and imprison a local family.
By Bryan Dyne, 15 March 2018
Hawking, who lived much of his life debilitated by Lou Gehrig’s disease, was one of the world’s most significant cosmologists and a renowned popularizer of physics.
By Johannes Stern, 15 March 2018
With the re-election of Angela Merkel, the most right-wing German government has taken office since the fall of the Third Reich.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 15 March 2018
The latest opportunist manoeuvre by the pseudo-left is a calculated response to immense disaffection within the working class towards the Labor Party.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Tillerson’s replacement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is bound up with a turn toward upending the nuclear agreement with Iran and a more aggressive militarist policy.
By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2018
As London and NATO concoct a case for war against Russia based on allegations that Moscow poisoned Sergei Skripal, certain elementary questions must be asked.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Touted as the first woman to head the US spy agency, the nomination of Gina Haspel marks a further rehabilitation of the methods of torture and forced disappearances.
By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2018
Thousands protested nationally and hundreds of lecturers lobbied outside the union’s headquarters in London Tuesday to demand rejection of a deal reached the previous evening.
“I’m delighted with the voices of solidarity from West Virginia”
By our reporters, 14 March 2018
Members of the IYSSE spoke to students and striking lecturers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland about the issues in the lecturers’ struggle.
By Jessica Goldstein, 14 March 2018
Having demobilized students and pushed through a sellout deal, the Graduate Employees Organization is promoting impotent appeals to university officials.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 March 2018
Trump’s first visit to California as president sparked protests and came in the context of an intensification of the anti-immigrant policies of the administration.
By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2018
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is engaged in a high-stakes effort to turn the tide internationally towards stepped-up conflict with Russia, up to and including a military confrontation.
By Halil Celik and James Cogan, 14 March 2018
Russia’s top military commander has vowed to retaliate against any attack on its forces in Syria, while Turkey is intensifying its offensive against US-backed rebels.
By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2018
The constitutional change removing the term limits on China’s president establishes a Bonapartist leader presiding over a regime confronting crises at home and abroad.
Great power politics, militarism, increased deportations: The right-wing programme of Germany’s grand coalition
By Peter Schwarz, 14 March 2018
The ruling class of Germany is reacting to the crisis of the European Union by returning to the criminal methods it used in the past.
“It’s certainly not going to shut me up”
By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2018
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to north Kensington resident Joe Delaney about the recent attack on him by the Sunday Times.
By Roger Jordan, 14 March 2018
Trudeau and his ministers are boasting that Canadian steel and aluminum exports are crucial to the US war machine.
By Mike Head, 14 March 2018
Instead of “jobs and growth,” the statistics point to increasing casualisation, real wage cuts and deepening social inequality.
By Armando Cruz and Cesar Uco, 14 March 2018
The revelations have led many to question the political future of all the figures involved, the most visible faces of the Peruvian political class for over a generation.
By Eric London, 14 March 2018
The Yale Daily News does not understand that “Not guilty” most certainly does mean “innocent.”
By David Walsh, 14 March 2018
The New York Times Sunday Review prominently featured an article by Susan Chira, a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, headlined, “Money Is Power. And Women Need More of Both.”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 14 March 2018
The framework of the official debate over the horrific regularity of mass shootings like that in Parkland, Florida obscures the underlying causes: social inequality and war.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018
The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
By Laura Tiernan, 13 March 2018
May’s speech follows a wave of anti-Russia hysteria unleashed by the media, political and military establishment, including the mobilisation of 180 military personnel in the cathedral city of Salisbury.
By Dennis Moore, 13 March 2018
In 2015, the UK government withheld £132 million from claimants in the form of sanctions.
By Eric London, 13 March 2018
Without publishing details, the Met concluded an investigation and found “credible evidence” that Levine “engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
By Matthew Brennan, 13 March 2018
At a recent pretrial hearing, a former water plant operator detailed how city and state officials ignored his warnings that the city’s long moth-balled treatment plant could not handle a switch to the polluted Flint River.
By Don Knowland, 13 March 2018
Supposedly left populist candidate López Obrador assured bankers he will not undermine their interests if elected.
By Zac Hambides, 13 March 2018
The real purpose of the rallies was to urge the US and other Western imperialist powers to directly militarily intervene into Syria.
By Mike Head, 13 March 2018
There were concerns in both Canberra and Washington that Australia’s refusal to abide by international law was opening the door for China to acquire greater influence.
After nine-day West Virginia strike
By Nancy Hanover, 12 March 2018
Educators in Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona are organizing protests and strikes on social media to oppose years of concessions and budget cuts.
By Jerry White, 12 March 2018
The widespread use of social media by the West Virginia teachers and the growth of the class struggle internationally make clear why the US government and Silicon Valley tech giants want to censor the Internet.
By Brian Dixon, 12 March 2018
The not-for-profit organization gained net income of $3.6 billion in 2017, but uses none of these fund to address the issues driving nurses to authorise a strike.
By Francis Dubois, 12 March 2018
The weekend congress of the National Front set out to deepen the neo-fascist party’s integration into official politics in France and internationally.
By Nick Beams, 12 March 2018
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer could give his EU and Japanese counterparts no indication of the criteria for gaining an exemption.
By Shelley Connor, 12 March 2018
Arkansas’ new eligibility requirements, scheduled to begin on June 1, are some of the strictest since CMS began granting waivers this year.
By Benjamin Mateus, 12 March 2018
While health advocates have called the outbreak an epidemic requiring immediate attention, city officials have been slow to respond to the situation.
By Eddie Haywood, 12 March 2018
At the heart of the walkout are lecturers’ low salaries and overall deteriorating conditions of the Kenyan public university system.
By Tom Peters, 12 March 2018
Prime Minister Ardern’s government has outlined a strategy to reassert neo-colonial hegemony over the South Pacific and push back Chinese influence.
By John Roberts, 12 March 2018
The humanitarian crisis resulting from the earthquake exposes the inadequate response of the PNG and Australian governments.
An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung
12 March 2018
The following letter was sent by the IYSSE to the editors of the German daily Tageszeitung, after it published a defence of right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski and defamed his critics.