Interviews and On-the-spot reports
By our reporters, 13 January 2018
World Socialist Web Site reporters conducted interviews about the xenophobic “anti-gang” campaign being fuelled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his government, in tandem with the Murdoch media.
By our reporters, 30 December 2017
Amid reports of deaths at Amazon and UPS, workers at Amazon, UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service, and other logistics and delivery companies have been under immense pressure to meet increased demand during the Christmas holiday.
“The government has done nothing”
By Genevieve Leigh and Zac Corrigan, 28 December 2017
The economic devastation of Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria continues to escalate three months after the storm made landfall in late September.
“The rich people are not going to do anything for us”
University of Puerto Rico students speak on inequality and the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria
By Genevieve Leigh and Zac Corrigan, 16 December 2017
Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a WSWS reporting team spoke to students at the island’s only public university about the ongoing crisis and the way forward for workers and youth.
“The island has been turned upside down since the storm”
By Genevieve Leigh and Zac Corrigan, 14 December 2017
Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria made landfall a WSWS reporting team spoke to residents in San Sebastian, Puerto about the discrepancy between official news reports of the island’s recovery and the actual conditions they face.
By our correspondents, 27 November 2017
At voting stations in working class Inala, people spoke about the conditions they face and their distrust in the political system.
By our correspondents, 4 October 2017
The Queensland Labor government and the trade union are enforcing the closures, insisting that workers can find jobs elsewhere, despite the city’s high jobless rate.
“Dad, mom, the police are here”
By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017
The WSWS spoke to immigrants and witnesses of an ICE raid at a migrant labor camp in Western Michigan.
By our reporter, 18 September 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of the hundreds of people in Britain on why they have signed the petition to Google demanding that the corporation stop its censorship of the Internet and end their blacklist of the WSWS.
“It’s like we are going back to the early 1900s before workers had any rights”
By Isaac Finn, 4 August 2017
Workers at Amazon’s job fair described living and working conditions in Ohio and Massachusetts to the World Socialist Web Site and International Amazon Workers Voice.
By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2017
The Kensington and Chelsea councillors are entirely insulated from the social catastrophe that they inflicted on the working class population they want to drive out of the borough.
By our reporters, 27 July 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to Johnny Regasa, who lost a friend, Hashim Kedir, in the Grenfell Tower fire and assisted several survivors.
Protesters at Kensington and Chelsea council meeting: “This has been a massive crime and they all seem to be getting away with it”
By our reporters, 21 July 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to a number of those protesting outside the meeting.
By our reporters, 17 July 2017
Coolaroo and Dallas residents in Melbourne’s northern suburbs spoke to World Socialist Web Site reporters, denouncing government and environmental protection authorities over their response to the SKM Recycling plant fire last Thursday.
By our reporters, 8 July 2017
Three housing associations, Salix, City West Housing Trust and Pendlebury, together run the 29 tower blocks whose cladding failed fire safety tests.
By our reporters, 7 July 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to people outside the Westway Sports Centre in North Kensington, which is being used as an “Assistance Centre” for residents affected by the Grenfell fire.
On-the-spot report from London:
By our reporters, 27 June 2017
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to residents evacuated from tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in London by Labour Party-run Camden council over the weekend.
By our reporters, 6 February 2017
Protesters were animated by opposition to the persecution of refugees, the eruption of militarism and war and the growth of far-right movements around the world.
By our reporters, 16 January 2017
The latest measures are part of a decades-long assault on energy workers in the Latrobe Valley and nationally with the collaboration of the unions.
By our reporters, 15 November 2016
Many noted that Trump’s victory was a product of the deepening social crisis and a breakdown of American democracy.
By Zac Hambides, 10 November 2016
Protest organisers made futile appeals to the Turnbull government and Labor, the very agencies responsible for the escalating persecution of the asylum seekers.
By our reporters, 7 November 2016
Many spoke out against Trump and Clinton, who they correctly see as representatives of the banks and big business.
By our reporters, 3 October 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to teachers during a September 22 rally called by the APEOESP (Sao Paulo’s State School Teachers Union) and the CUT (the Confederation of Workers).
By our reporters, 5 July 2016
Despite the official conspiracy of silence over the US plans for war against China, workers and youth expressed concern about the growth of militarism.
By our reporters, 1 July 2016
Many of those interviewed expressed opposition to the whipping up of nationalism and xenophobia.
“This is a dog and pony show”
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 February 2016
Retirees denounced both political parties along with the Teamsters union for the devastating pension cuts being demanded by the Central States Pension Fund.
By our reporters, 12 October 2015
Young people in Sydney’s western suburbs denounced the claims that the recent shooting at New South Wales police headquarters in Parramatta was an act of “Islamic terrorism.”
By Ute Reissner and Benjamin Hader, 9 October 2015
Around 800 refugees have been living in a tent city since July in an outlying Hamburg suburb of Jenfeld, which is affected by poverty.
By Shannon Jones, 22 August 2015
Workers at US Steel and ArcelorMittal demonstrated across the US this week in opposition to concession demands.
By our reporters, 8 August 2015
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with wharfies and waterfront maintenance workers at a protest outside Hutchison’s Port Botany container terminal in Sydney yesterday. It followed the late-night sacking almost 100 HPH employees nationally.
By our reporters, 28 July 2015
Workers, students and youth attending SEP meetings in Melbourne and Sydney on Sunday spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about developments in Greece, the role of Syriza and other issues.
By our reporters, 7 July 2015
By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 6 July 2015
Thousands gathered on Athens’ Syntagma Square Sunday evening after the emphatic rejection of austerity proposals of the European Union and the IMF.
By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 6 July 2015
On the spot report from Athens
By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 4 July 2015
Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration Friday evening in Athens in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
By Subash Somachandran and M. Kalaimaaran, 24 June 2015
Unbearable social conditions and de facto military rule continue after nearly three decades of war in Sri Lanka’s north.
By Jason Melanovski, 22 June 2015
The WSWS recently spoke with Ukrainian workers and students on the current state of social and economic conditions under the right-wing regime of Petro Poroshenko.
A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia’s Mount Druitt
By our reporters, 5 June 2015
The WSWS spoke with residents about the decades of job cuts and the dismantling of essential social services.
A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia's Mount Druitt
By our correspondents, 4 June 2015
In Mount Druitt, Aboriginal people, one of the most oppressed layers of the working class, confront many health and social problems.
A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia’s Mount Druitt
By our correspondents, 2 June 2015
Organisations providing essential services for residents are being forced to shut their doors.
A WSWS investigation into the social crisis in Australia’s Mount Druitt
By our correspondents, 1 June 2015
The WSWS interviewed a young homeless woman about her plight and the worsening social inequality.
By a WSWS reporting team, 30 May 2015
Over the past two weeks, a WSWS reporting team has spoken to community organisations, workers and youth about the worsening social conditions in western Sydney and the damaging impact of the recent federal budget.
By Patrick Martin, 17 April 2015
The demonstrations, organized mainly by the unions, were aimed at boosting Democratic Party politicians at the city, state and national levels.
By our reporting team, 17 April 2015
Supporters of the SEP and the IYSSE campaigned at the Fiat-Chrysler Warren Truck plant outside Detroit, urging workers to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally.
By our reporters, 14 March 2015
Picketing by oil workers will continue until agreements are passed at each separate refinery, with workers who do not accept the terms left completely isolated.
On-the-spot coverage from Greece
By our reporters, 26 January 2015
The economic crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Greek workers and young people to leave the country in search of jobs and better prospects.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 December 2014
Workers in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about police violence and social conditions for the working class.
By WSWS reporting teams, 26 November 2014
At demonstrations around the country, workers and youth spoke out on the police murder in Ferguson, Missouri and the destruction of democratic rights.
By Richard Phillips, 19 September 2014
The corporate media response to last night’s protest was aimed at silencing any criticism or opposition to the police operations or the anti-terror laws.
“I believe they are trying to move toward martial law”
By our reporters, 15 August 2014
On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 March 2014
WSWS reporters visited the town of Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to interview the family of 31-year-old worker Rajkumar who was murdered by a paramilitary security guard on Monday, March 17.
By Clement Daly, 3 March 2014
Following the disastrous release of toxic chemicals into the water supply, residents of Charleston, West Virginia spoke to the World Socialist Web Site at one of many water distribution sites that has run out of clean water.
By Jeff Lusanne, 27 February 2014
In this video, workers and youth reflect on the content of the Inquiry, its significance and the way forward in the fight to defend the rights of working people.
By our reporters, 13 February 2014
Workers on the London Underground were angry and concerned upon hearing that Tuesday’s scheduled 48 hour strike was called off by the trade unions.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 February 2014
With less than a week before the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA & Pensions, the World Socialist Web Site spoke with Detroit firefighters about the Inquiry.
By our reporters, 25 January 2014
The WSWS interviewed people in Liverpool’s shopping mall about the increasingly obvious inequality in Sydney.
By our reporting team, 24 January 2014
Over 23,000 retired City of Detroit workers face a devastating cut in pensions and health care benefits under the bankruptcy restructuring plan being prepared by the city’s emergency manager.
“Detroit is being used as a milestone for every city”
By our reporters, 28 September 2013
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to firefighters and retirees about the impact of planned pension cuts announced by Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
By our reporters, 10 September 2013
Voters who spoke to WSWS reporters outside election polling stations last Saturday opposed the impending US-led attack on Syria and Australia’s support for it.
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 September 2013
A WSWS campaign team speaking to auto workers encountered strong opposition to the prospect of US involvement in another war.
By a WSWS reporting team, 26 August 2013
Workers attending the demonstration expressed disgust with the current political establishment.
By Tim Rivers, 26 August 2013
Many people the WSWS spoke to Saturday in downtown Detroit expressed outrage over the threat to sell precious works from one of the world’s great museum collections.
By David Brown, 15 June 2013
Workers in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about Edward Snowden and the leaks that have revealed massive government surveillance.
By a campaign team, 24 May 2013
Supporters of Socialist Equality Party Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier spoke this week to residents facing eviction at the Henry Street apartments.
By Norisa Diaz, 24 May 2013
Workers at UC Medical Centers across California went on a two-day strike this week
By a WSWS reporting team, 14 May 2013
The district has agreed to massive budget cuts as a condition for receiving state aid.
By a reporting team, 14 May 2013
13,000 workers are set to strike against University of California austerity measures.
By our correspondents, 11 May 2013
GM Opel workers are incensed over the betrayal carried out by the IG Metall trade union.
By Shannon Jones, 11 May 2013
The Detroit protests held Friday at locations across the city shut down several fast-food restaurants.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 May 2013
Both the uninsured and underinsured turned out at the event held this week at Cobo Convention Center.
By Jerry White, 2 May 2013
In August 2010, workers at General Motors stamping plant in Indianapolis, Indiana rebelled against the efforts of the United Auto Workers to push through a 50 percent wage cut to entice a new owner to buy the plant, which was being shuttered by GM. With the support of the World Socialist Web Site , workers organized a rank-and-file committee independent of the UAW to oppose the wage cut and threatened factory closure.
By Norisa Diaz, 1 May 2013
Medical workers at a UC Medical Center spoke to the WSWS about the alarming conditions facing both workers and patients.
By Lawrence Porter, 24 April 2013
The campaign to place D’Artagnan Collier, a city worker and member of the Socialist Equality Party, on the ballot for mayor of Detroit has gotten off to a strong start.
Life on the street in “America’s Finest City”
By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 18 April 2013
San Diego, California ranks third in the nation for the number of homeless, with estimates of 10,000.
By Dan Brennan, 11 April 2013
Hundreds of high school students in Newark, New Jersey walked out of class Tuesday to protest millions of dollars in education cuts.
By our reporter, 11 April 2013
A kindergarten teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District in Southern California spoke with the WSWS about the impact of the Common Core curriculum.
By Shannon Jones, 28 March 2013
Skilled trades worker Alex Wassell was fired for opposing the Alternative Work Schedule, recently implemented at the plant.
On eve of emergency manager take-over
By Jerry White and Bryan Dyne, 21 March 2013
The sweeping concessions demanded from teachers and the city’s municipal employees give a picture of the draconian measures planned for the entire working class.
By Steve Light, Alan Whyte and and A. Woodson, 14 March 2013
More New York City school closings and co-locations were approved by the Bloomberg-controlled Panel on Educational Policy, in defiance of the views of the majority of parents and teachers.
“I see this as an attack on public education.”
By Bryan Dyne, 14 February 2013
The strike by 9,000 school bus workers has generated popular support among workers and youth in New York City.
By Jerry White, 7 February 2013
The strike by nearly 9,000 New York City school bus workers entered its fourth week today with the Bloomberg administration preparing to accept bids from private school bus contractors without long-standing job and wage protections.
By a reporting team, 31 January 2013
The union representing school bus drivers and matrons made an offer to end the strike and negotiate concessions, but the Bloomberg administration rejected it out of hand.
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 Philip Guelpa, 18 January 2013
New York City school bus drivers and matrons are fighting against a plan to destroy job protections that were won more than 30 years ago.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 December 2012
Conditions in the Rockaways section of New York in the wake of the storm reveal the underlying social reality that is otherwise ignored.
By Shannon Jones, 30 November 2012
A major credit rating agency further downgraded Detroit’s debt as city officials advance new proposals for cuts.
By Ed Hightower and Nikolai Barrickman, 30 November 2012
Parents, students and teachers have reacted in anger to a plan to close 20 public schools in Washington, D.C.
By our reporters, 13 November 2012
The closure will throw 4,600 workers at the factory and more than 5,000 employees in related industries out of work.
By our reporting team, 6 November 2012
Socialist Equality Party vice-presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke to students at Brooklyn College Monday about the need for socialist policy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 November 2012
Workers and young people discuss with the World Socialist Web Site the issues raised by the conference “Socialism and the 2012 Elections” in Detroit.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 November 2012
Residents of Red Hook Brooklyn lined up for food and water Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City neighborhood
By Sandy English, 30 October 2012
SEP supporters campaigned over the weekend in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, the second-largest private housing development in the US.
By our reporters, 24 October 2012
The WSWS spoke to workers and students in Los Angeles about the regional conference of the Socialist Equality Party on October 27.
By our reporters, 23 October 2012
Workers attending the Trades Union Congress demonstration in London spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
By our reporters, 9 October 2012
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White concluded an East Coast campaign swing with a meeting in New York City on Sunday.
By our reporters, 4 October 2012
September 30 was the final day of Care Harbor’s annual free clinic at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
By Jerry White, 2 October 2012
Workers at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s waste treatment plant are continuing their strike despite a temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge Monday. The walkout, which began on Sunday, involves 950 workers at the facility in the southwest side of Detroit.
By our reporter, 27 September 2012
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, spoke at a public meeting held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on Tuesday. The meeting was well attended by students and members of the community who were enthusiastic about a genuine alternative to the two big business parties.
By our reporters, 18 September 2012
Residents are asking why the apartment block was approved with fire safety flaws.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 September 2012
Socialist Equality presidential candidate Jerry White campaigned among transit workers and firefighters Monday, discussing the significance of the Chicago teachers strike.