By Alex Lantier, 29 January 2013
Britain has pledged to deploy troops to Mali and the US is planning a base for drones as the imperialist intervention in the Sahara escalates.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2013
A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced an “enforcement first” plan for dealing with what they termed a “broken” US immigration system.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 January 2013
Last week’s elections in Jordan resulted in a large majority for tribal leaders, pro-monarchy loyalists and businessmen.
By Paul Bond, 29 January 2013
As the social catastrophe deepens, all parties in Italy’s general election have agreed to impose further austerity measures.
By Antoine Lerougetel and Pierre Mabut, 29 January 2013
Striking workers from the PSA car factory in Aulnay near Paris—which have been occupying the plant slated to be shut in 2014—joined workers at the Renault plant in Flins that is also threatened with closure
By Trent Novak, 29 January 2013
Strikers are demanding PTC management establish a health and welfare fund for each employee.
By Walter Gilberti, 29 January 2013
Detroit has been ravaged by a decades-long campaign of school closings, job destruction, and the unfettered spread of charter schools.
By our correspondent, 29 January 2013
Around 25,000 people marched through the South East London borough of Lewisham on Saturday to protest the threat to close the hospital’s Accident & Emergency unit and to downgrade its maternity ward.
By the Socialist Equality Party, 29 January 2013
The Socialist Equality Party calls on all workers, teachers, students, youth and residents of Philadelphia to form action committees to organize the defense of public education.
By Jerry White and Barry Grey, 29 January 2013
The passage of right-to-work legislation in Michigan was a debacle not just for the unions, but also for the host of liberal and pseudo-left organizations that promote these corporatist organizations.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 January 2013
A nationwide public sector strike largely paralyzed Slovenia on Wednesday last week.
By Robert Stevens, 24 January 2013
The strike by Athens subway workers continued into its seventh day yesterday in defiance of a court ruling declaring the work action illegal.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 January 2013
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing electoral alliance, Likud-Beiteinu, and his religious coalition partners won a much-reduced majority in Tuesday’s elections, resulting in a hung parliament.
By Ernst Wolff, 24 January 2013
Thirteen days after starting a war in Mali, France is boosting its military presence amid reports of civilian and ethnic-based killings by French and allied forces.
By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 24 January 2013
The Five-Star Movement led by comedian Beppe Grillo is regarded as the protest organisation with the best chance of success in the Italian elections.
By Niles Williamson, 24 January 2013
A US appeals court upheld the unpopular 2011 Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill (also known as Act 10) that sparked mass protests in the spring of 2011.
By Allison Smith, 24 January 2013
One aim of the police build-up in the schools is to accustom children from a very early age to the constant presence of police and an atmosphere of fear.
By Simon Whelan, 24 January 2013
All the major universities now have extensive ties with business and not a few with the arms industry and security services.
By Ernst Wolff, 22 January 2013
Amid the French offensive in Mali, the imperialist powers are laying out plans for a lasting neo-colonial intervention in all of Western Africa.
By Andre Damon, 22 January 2013
The artist’s decision to perform the song echoes the sentiments of millions of people in their opposition to the policies of the Obama administration.
By Lena Sokoll and Ulrich Rippert, 22 January 2013
In the state election in Lower Saxony on Sunday, the Left Party lost more than half its vote.
By a reporting team, 22 January 2013
Community members expressed outrage at a public forum on the plan of the Philadelphia school board to consolidate schools.
By Harvey Thompson, 22 January 2013
All eight deaths among British soldiers on the current tour have been the result of attacks by uniformed Afghan security forces.
By Julie Hyland, 22 January 2013
Three major UK retailers collapsed in the space of just one week, wiping out 10,000 jobs and up to 1,000 stores.
By Clare Hurley, 22 January 2013
A memorial service for Aaron Swartz in New York City Saturday heard denunciations of the government for hounding the open-access Internet activist to his death.
By Kumaran Ira, 22 January 2013
France’s Left Front is supporting President François Hollande’s decision to launch a war in Mali, while issuing tactical criticisms of his policies.
By Shane Feratu and Alexander Fangmann, 22 January 2013
Over 506 people were killed in Chicago in 2012, three in four of them youth.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 January 2013
France has increased its troop deployment in Mali to 1,400, amid a hostage crisis after Islamist militants seized an Algerian natural gas complex to protest the war.
By Kate Randall, 18 January 2013
More than 47 million people in the US live in families where their jobs do not pay enough to lift them out of poverty.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2013
The CEOs of major companies in the US are demanding that the retirement age and Medicare eligibility should be raised to 70.
By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2013
Only days before the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, protesters denounce Islamist President Mursi after a series of deadly accidents.
By Jake Dean, Richard Vargas and Toby Reese, 18 January 2013
WSWS reporters interviewed San Diego residents about poverty and hunger in the neighborhood of City Heights
By Jo March, 18 January 2013
The appointment of venture capitalist John Nash as British education minister hammers another nail in the coffin of public education.
By Clara Weiss, 18 January 2013
Against a background of growing social tensions, the Russian government is stepping up its anti-immigrant measures in close collaboration with fascist groups.
By Jerry White, 18 January 2013
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has put a spotlight on who has benefited—and who has not—from the supposed recovery of the auto industry.
By Dietmar Henning, 18 January 2013
Leading figures in the IG Metall trade union enjoyed luxury perks and travel at company expense.
By Joseph Kishore, 15 January 2013
Behind a heavy dose of demagogy, Obama made clear his determination to slash health care and retirement programs by hundreds of billions of dollars.
Family charges US with role in Aaron Swartz suicide
By Kevin Reed, 15 January 2013
Aaron Swartz, the Internet pioneer, open access crusader and social justice activist, was found dead on Friday, January 11, in Brooklyn, New York from an apparent suicide.
By Christoph Dreier, 15 January 2013
On Monday, Alexis Tsipras met with the German finance minister to discuss the credit agreements between the European Union and Greece.
By Justus Leicht, 15 January 2013
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has branded German publicist Jakob Augstein an “anti-Semite” for criticizing the Netanyahu government in Israel.
By Nick Barrickman, 15 January 2013
The elimination of cash aid will result in a spiral of misery for many working class families in the district.
By John Marion, 15 January 2013
Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people continue to suffer from its effects.
By Aidan Claire and Joe Mount, 15 January 2013
The Independent reports on the existence of a web site offering students up to £15,000 a year to have sex with its clients.
By Carl Bronski, 15 January 2013
Idle No More, the grassroots native Indian movement, is continuing its campaign of protests against Canada’s Conservative government.
By Kate Randall, 11 January 2013
Unaffordable health care, high levels of poverty and income inequality, as well as the prevalence of gun violence, are major contributing factors to the poor life expectancy rate in the US.
By Andre Damon, 11 January 2013
Obama’s nomination of current White House chief of staff Jacob Lew as treasury secretary underscores the administration’s commitment to slashing entitlements.
By Kumaran Ira, 11 January 2013
Three Kurdish nationalist activists were found early Thursday morning, shot execution-style in the Kurdistan Information Centre in Paris.
By Fred Mazelis, 11 January 2013
Stop-and-frisk has become notorious for making large numbers of New York City residents virtual prisoners in their own homes.
By Sybille Fuchs, 11 January 2013
Although the budget enacted by the Danish centre-left government pursues the same austerity policies as its conservative predecessor, the pseudo-left Red-Green Alliance has voted for it.
By Eric London, 11 January 2013
Eighteen veterans kill themselves each day, and the three branches of government have each answered with callous indifference.
By Joshua Lumet, 11 January 2013
Confrontations between striking farm workers and South African police and private security guards have left several people wounded and some 50 arrested.
By Paul Stuart, 11 January 2013
South London hospitals are facing devastating budget cuts, ward and service closures.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2013
The postponement of the inauguration of cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez for a fourth presidential term has ratcheted up political tensions.
By Naomi Spencer, 10 January 2013
Manning was granted only a 112-day reduction in sentencing on a life term in hearings this week.
By Bryan Dyne, 10 January 2013
The average temperature for the past year was 1 degree Fahrenheit above the previous recorded warmest year.
By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), 10 January 2013
Last month, the German upper house of parliament agreed to take a case to the Supreme Court aiming to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).
By Shannon Jones, 10 January 2013
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and the city council are discussing a new round of drastic cuts, including layoffs and pay reductions.
Finucane review shows links between British intelligence and loyalist death squads in Northern Ireland
By Steve James, 10 January 2013
Finucane was killed less than a month after a Home Office minister declared, “There are in Northern Ireland a number of solicitors who are unduly sympathetic to the cause of the IRA.”
By Barry Grey, 8 January 2013
In choosing John Brennan to lead the spy agency, Obama gave a clear signal that he intends to expand the illegal program of drone assassinations.
By Christoph Dreier, 8 January 2013
The alliance calling for a protest demonstration on January 19 against the Chrysi Avgi has no intention of conducting a serious struggle against the fascists.
By Robert Stevens, 8 January 2013
The leaders of three Labour Party-controlled city councils have warned that savage cuts will lead to a societal breakdown.
By Eric London, 8 January 2013
Major business interests, including Microsoft, AT&T and American Airlines, are bankrolling the events surrounding President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
By Karl Eisner, 8 January 2013
The most populous state in the US, with the largest number of billionaires, is plagued by joblessness and poverty.
By Sandy English, 8 January 2013
School bus drivers in New York City, facing a threat to their jobs and pay, may walk off the job this week.
By Bryan Dyne, 8 January 2013
Transocean is being required to pay a modest fine, over the course of five years, for its part in the 2010 explosion.
By Markus Salzmann, 8 January 2013
Following a wave of protests that began at the end of November, the Slovenian trade unions are openly moving to support the right-wing program of the Janez Janša coalition government.
By Tom Carter, 7 January 2013
At the request of the Obama administration, a federal judge denied requests for government records related to targeted killings, including of US citizens.
By Pierre Mabut, 7 January 2013
Auto job cuts in 2013 threaten the 10 percent of France’s workforce employed, directly or indirectly, in the industry.
By Kumaran Ira, 7 January 2013
At least 64 people were killed and over 200 injured in a stampede in the early morning of New Year’s Day in Abidjanl.
By Nick Barrickman, 7 January 2013
Last month’s firings have driven the number of workers employed by local government to their lowest levels since 2005.
By Julie Hyland, 7 January 2013
The Socialist Equality Party (UK) held its First National Congress in Manchester, on November 17-19, 2012.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 January 2013
The military funding bill allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charges, while barring the shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
By Barry Grey, 5 January 2013
Fewer than one in five unemployed workers found a job last month, and the total number of jobs remained 4 million below the peak at the start of 2008.
US bipartisan fiscal deal
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2013
The New Year’s agreement between Obama and congressional Republicans comes at the expense of the working class.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 5 January 2013
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has condemned the Republic of Macedonia for its role in the CIA rendition of Khaled El-Masri.
By Margot Miller, 5 January 2013
UK teachers face the imposition of performance-based pay.
By Fred Mazelis, 5 January 2013
A new recovery package to meet needs after Hurricane Sandy barely scratches the surface in dealing with the devastation.
By Trent Novak and Nick Barrickman, 5 January 2013
The Philadelphia School District announced plans to shutter 37 public schools by the end of June.
By Bryan Dyne, 4 January 2013
One of Shell Oil’s two Arctic drilling rigs—carrying approximately 140,000 gallons of diesel and 12,000 gallons of lubrication oil and hydraulic fluid—beached Monday night.
By Patrick O’Connor, 4 January 2013
The latest attacks demonstrate that the drawdown of US-led occupying forces in Afghanistan will be accompanied by an expansion of illegal drone operations across the Middle East.
By Eric London, 4 January 2013
The administration maintains that it has the right to block individuals from flying on commercial flights or entering the country without presenting any evidence either to the targeted people or a court of law.
By Dietmar Henning, 4 January 2013
The Left Party has offered its services to assist in stifling any opposition by workers to the closure of the Opel plant in Bochum.
By Tony Robson, 4 January 2013
The downsizing of local hospitals is in line with plans to dismantle much of the NHS.
By Dennis Moore, 4 January 2013
Across the UK, significant numbers of local authorities saw rough sleeping increase by 100 percent.
By Eric Marquis, 4 January 2013
Quebec’s trade unions and student associations are lending their support to the Parti Québécois government’s phoney “national summit” on higher education.
By John Roberts, 4 January 2013
The military has recently begun using airstrikes, along with heavy weapons, in fighting against separatist Kachin Independence Army.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 January 2013
A ruling last month rejected CalPERS' efforts to force San Bernardino to continue its payments to the pension fund.
By Nick Beams, 3 January 2013
Almost six years after the first signs of financial crisis and more that four years after the crash of 2008, “recovery” in the global economy is more remote than ever.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 January 2013
The ruling exploited the fact that the PS’s tax increase was itself a political fraud.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 January 2013
The leading candidate of the German SPD, Peer Steinbrück, has complained that political leaders, in particular the German chancellor, are not paid enough.
By Zac Reed, 3 January 2013
New cuts expose the claim of the trade unions that installing Labour in May’s council elections was the answer to austerity.
By Kate Randall, 3 January 2013
A state judge ruled that Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, forcing thousands of poor women to seek alternative state-approved doctors for annual exams, cancer screenings and contraceptives.
By Charles Bogle, 3 January 2013
Higher education scholarships based on need are being replaced by merit-based scholarships at a time when working class and poor students are finding college education increasingly beyond their reach.
By Dietmar Henning, 3 January 2013
While the government is following its agenda of social counterrevolution and creating Greek conditions in Germany, the country’s trade unions respond with impotent threats and reformist proposals.
By Alex Lantier, 31 December 2012
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced plans to lead an electoral coalition based on a pro-austerity “Agenda Monti for Italy.”
By Robert Stevens, 31 December 2012
The High Court in London has rejected a request for a judicial inquiry into the alleged role of the UK’s GCHQ spying operation in aiding drone strikes by the US in Pakistan.
By Markus Salzmann, 31 December 2012
The latest anti-Semitic outburst by the deputy chair of the far-right Jobbik party marks a further rightward turn in Hungarian politics.
By Carl Bronski, 31 December 2012
A groundswell of protests has emerged against poverty and government measures aimed at opening up native people’s lands to capitalist resource-extraction.
By Shannon Jones, 31 December 2012
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless on a given night.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 December 2012
In the areas surrounding Washington DC, students qualifying for free or subsidized meals face a difficult period ahead.