The miners have been trapped thousands of feet underground since Sunday morning.
In this video interview, UK parent Lisa Diaz speaks with WSWS writer Evan Blake about the upcoming October 1 UK school strike, which she called for via Twitter last Friday.
At a recent online meeting, the University of Newcastle Student Association sought to defend new guidelines prohibiting affiliated clubs from “proselytising,” i.e., fighting for a perspective, on campus.
Inadequate and unsafe school infrastructure in Bangladeshi makes it virtually impossible for students to maintain social distancing and health guidelines, making highly vulnerable to infection.
A report by Oxford University found that life expectancy is falling sharply in both Europe and the United States.
More than 7 percent of all households and 9 percent of households with children reported they sometimes or often did not have enough to eat at the end of August.
Chicago Public Schools has officially recorded 451 cases since the start of the year, and nearly 10,000 students are currently in quarantine despite almost nonexistent testing and contact tracing.
With the Delta strain rampant, global businesses and finance capital are pressuring governments across Southeast Asia to remove COVID constraints, to guarantee resource supplies.
Grenfell said Australia’s new electoral laws imposed by the dominant parliamentary parties were a blatant attempt to bolster the two-party system.
Plots of imperialist violence and assassination, once organised through accomplices, kept closely under wraps and strenuously denied, are now carried out in ever more open fashion.
International Association of Machinists Local 701 has ordered hundreds of Chicago-area mechanics back to work after a contract vote Sunday where the union narrowly pushed through a concession-laden agreement.
The farmers’ protest is an indication of mounting opposition to the Modi government over its assault on working people’s social and democratic rights and its criminal mishandling of the pandemic.
A year dominated by the devastating social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the greatest one-year rise in murders ever recorded by the FBI.
The efforts of rank-and-file workers to wage a real struggle to win their demands is being met with determined efforts by the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Union (NWCU) to shut down the strike and impose another pro-company labor agreement.
The report estimates that more than 40,000 jobs were eliminated in just one year, the highest number in any non-agricultural industry so far.
Eleven thousand daycare workers across the province of Quebec, Canada, began a series of rotating one-day strikes to demand better wages and increased government funding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association reports that for the first week of classes a quarter of all new cases in Missouri were in children ages 0-17.
Join the fight for London bus driver David O’Sullivan’s reinstatement! Defend the rights of key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic!
O’Sullivan’s campaign must spearhead the struggle for a policy of COVID eradication and to push back against the intensified attacks on the conditions, pay and basic rights of the working class all over the world being demanded by the ruling class and pro-company unions.
Parent Lisa Diaz noted in her video posted on Twitter on Saturday that one in 35 secondary school children in Britain are now infected with COVID-19.
Parents and educators in the UK have spoken out in support of British parent Lisa Diaz’s proposal for a school strike in the UK and internationally on October 1.
The WSWS spoke with a leading epidemiologist on the pandemic and its impact on children.
The first three parts of the 10-part series are well done and have considerable impact.
Yesterday’s German federal election result reflects deep popular alienation from all the parliamentary parties, ushering in a period of political instability and sharp class conflict.
The latest report confirms that the attempt to extradite and prosecute Assange is the pseudo-legal cover for an extraordinary rendition plotted by the very criminals exposed in WikiLeaks’ publications.
The notoriously dangerous conditions in Queensland’s coal mining sector have claimed yet another victim.
“Citizens of a democratic nation should have the freedom to choose which political program suits them best.”
The chief concern is what the Evergrande crisis signals for future economic development, because its business model has been characterised as a smaller version of the Chinese economy as a whole.
The call for a UK school strike is part of a growing wave of resistance by the working class, which is entering a new stage of the class struggle. It requires the support of workers in every country and efforts must be made to coordinate similar strikes and workplace actions internationally.
An Amtrak train with 141 passengers and 16 crew members derailed in a remote area of Montana on Saturday, killing three people and sending five others to the hospital.
Former Arkansas county sheriff’s deputy charged with manslaughter in death of Hunter Brittain, released on bond
Michael Davis had been charged with felony manslaughter in the June 23 traffic stop shooting death of the 17 year old.
Dana Fort Wayne workers take unanimous vote demanding strike action at meeting over objections of USW officials
At a union meeting Saturday, workers denounced the delay in contract negotiations and expressed unanimous sentiment in favor of a strike.
Passionate and informed, Help points accusingly at government policy decisions that saw 40 percent of the 48,213 COVID deaths between mid-March and mid-June 2020 being care home residents.
Fire response agencies have issued evacuation orders for the Mt. Shasta-Trinity area, including all roads east of I-5 north of Old Oregon Trail and north to Shasta Lake, and thousands of people have been evacuated from the area.
Just over a month after the humiliating US withdrawal from Afghanistan, France’s eight-year, neo-colonial war in its former West African colony is collapsing.
Susan Bates, who founded the Teachers Advocacy Group on Facebook in 2016, is opposing the Ardern government’s decision to reopen the sector in Auckland, with COVID-19 cases being recorded every day.
Members of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality spoke with participants in last Friday’s climate strike, which attracted over 620,000 in Germany alone.
Keaira Marsenburg was victimized from her job at Dana’s Toledo plant.
Eight counties in the state have “critically high” transmission rates while schools remain open to capacity.
Under a deal worked out by Washington and Beijing at the highest political levels, Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei and the daughter of its founder, returned to China Saturday, after living nearly three years in Vancouver, British Columbia, under house arrest.
This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.
A top government health consultant has called for following “the experience of Great Britain” in dismantling pandemic restrictions.
With blanket immunity granted to all those associated with facilitating the disaster until the entire process finishes, demands are being made for immediate prosecution of those already revealed as culpable.
“It’s important to achieve social equality and give a voice to the working class, because it doesn’t have one in modern society,” Bianca, a new SEP electoral member, said.
The state Labor government is responding to record infection numbers by escalating its drive to lift lockdown measures in the interests of corporate profit.
The international significance of Germany’s federal election and the campaign of the Socialist Equality Party
The contradictions of world capitalism, which the German ruling class tried to resolve in the 20th century by means of war and fascism, are violently reemerging.
Tortilla factory workers at El Milagro in Chicago walked out Thursday to protest speedups, COVID-19 exposure, low wage and other issues.
Select Committee issues first round of subpoenas targeting high-level Trump conspirators in January 6 coup attempt
Subpoenaed individuals include: former White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows; Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Daniel Scavino; Kashyap “Kash” Patel; chief of staff for former Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller; and former White House Special Adviser Stephen Bannon.
The first face-to-face meeting of US, Australian, Indian and Japanese leaders had all the hallmarks of a quadrilateral military alliance in the making directed against China.
More than 8,000 train drivers, guards and other workers are engaged in industrial action against the state-owned rail companies.
The ongoing, US-led human rights posturing against Sri Lanka is aimed forcing Colombo to fully embrace US military-strategic build up in the Indo-Pacific against China.
IATSE called for a strike authorization vote while tens of thousands of entertainment workers operate in increasingly unsafe working conditions.
Bolsonaro praised the recent fascistic demonstrations in Brazil and defended his criminal “herd immunity” policy that has caused nearly 600,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Thousands cleared from Texas border camp as detentions and deportations of Haitian refugees continue
The effort of the Biden White House to deport thousands to a country engulfed in extreme poverty, widespread gang violence and political instability is an immense crime.
The appointment of Dr. Joseph Ladapo as surgeon general provides Governor DeSantis pseudoscientific cover in his efforts to continue to let the virus rip through the state.
The Socialist Equality Party and the World Socialist Web Site call for maximum support by workers for the proposal of British parent Lisa Diaz for a school strike on Friday, October 1.
Carles Puigdemont was released shortly after his arrest, executed by Spanish and Italian police agencies apparently without the knowledge of the Italian government.
“MGM is not just punishing Depp but everyone else, the other actors, the director, the cinematographer, writers, all those involved,” says W. Eugene Smith award winner.
These moves indicate that preparations for war, potentially within years, not decades, are intensifying.
India: Village health nurses protest in Tamil Nadu for shorter hours; Andhra Pradesh contract medical officers demand unpaid salaries; Australian truck drivers strike for better pay
The “critical plant” status being invoked by management was part of the 2019 sellout contract negotiated by the United Auto Workers with Stellantis.
Keaira Marsenburg, an auto parts worker at Toledo Driveline, was fired in a company- and union-backed conspiracy to remove the most class-conscious and militant workers from the shop floor amid ongoing negotiations between the UAW, USW and Dana.
The report documents the enormous toll taken by unhealthy work environments, citing long hours as the leading health risk having caused 750,000 work-related deaths in 2016.
Under Pennsylvania’s three-strikes law, no matter how small the third theft is, the charge is an automatic felony and carries a 3- to 7-year sentence.
Chelsea Manning challenges attempt to permanently bar her from Canada under Ottawa’s state secrecy laws
The Canadian government plans to argue that the persecuted US whistleblower should be permanently barred from entering the country at an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing scheduled for October 7.
These figures totally expose the lying propaganda from the Conservative government, Labour Party opposition, trade unions and the media that they are keeping schools open during the pandemic for the sake of children’s education.
All the official expressions of sympathy and accusations of guilt cannot hide the fact that the responsibility for right-wing terror lies not only with the AfD and other far-right groups, but with the ruling class as a whole.
The report also found that inequality in life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas of England is at its highest level since the organisation began recording the data over 20 years ago.
The real target of the repressive build-up is not the extreme right—many of the fascists enjoy close relations with sections of sympathising police—but the working class.
A petition calling for the final Year 12 high school exams to be cancelled in New South Wales, under conditions of an escalating COVID crisis, has been signed by thousands of students and their supporters.
“I think that it’s important for me to take a stand and joining the SEP, as an electoral member, was one way that I could do that.”
The delay is aimed at holding back the struggle of Dana workers in order to help the corporation push through its model changeover. The reality is the UAW and USW have nothing to “negotiate” with Dana because they already agreed to whatever Dana wanted months ago.
The daily death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 2,000 people dying in the United States every day, is being treated as the “new normal.”
A “study” promoted by President Bolsonaro secretly medicated elderly COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine and erythromycin, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
The US government is violating international law in its forcible deportation of migrants without so much as a hearing.
Mass shooting at Tennessee Kroger grocery store leaves at least 14 injured and two dead, including suspected shooter
Unconfirmed reports indicate that a recently terminated employee returned to his former workplace and shot multiple workers and customers before shooting himself.
A UAW spokesman confirmed that the financial secretary of the amalgamated local has been suspended after an audit found $2 million missing, a huge amount for a small unit with about 2,700 members.
K-12 schools in Michigan have been open for less than a month, and they have quickly become not just the number one source of COVID-19 outbreaks in the state, but the source of the absolute majority of new outbreaks.
The reopening of schools across the US has been a horrifying disaster, with both children and educators dying of COVID-19 at a rate of at least three per day nationwide.
Senator Cory Booker and Representative Karen Bass announced the abandonment of efforts to push through the George Floyd Act, in the face of predictable Republican opposition and White House indifference.
To prevent the subordination of human life and education to corporate profits students must fight to build a movement in the working class to eradicate the virus.
The Australian government was the first in the world to offer unconditional support to the Bush administration’s plans to exploit the 9/11 attack to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the western L’viv region, people were forced to bury COVID-19 victims in makeshift graves outside of their homes due to a lack of cemetery spaces.
9/11 has become the subject for numerous novels, films and television series. A number have effectively described the character of the events and their psychological impact, few have shed much light on their source and larger implications.
The run-up to the election this coming Sunday has been characterised by an unprecedented wave of strikes, protests and demonstrations.
Alberta’s overwhelmed hospitals on verge of leaving patients to die as Canada’s fourth pandemic wave accelerates
There were 1,040 COVID-19 patients in Alberta’s hospitals Wednesday, the highest at any time since the pandemic began.
The climate issue, like all major social issues—social inequality, coronavirus, right-wing extremism, refugee policy and war—is a class issue. It requires an international, social response.
Workers at the escalator production facility have been on strike since Monday, fighting to end a two-tier pay system and to improve retirement benefits.
In the days following Abimael Guzmán’s death, the political life of Peru was dominated by a heated and macabre debate over what was to be done with his corpse.
Whitty estimated that “roughly half” of all schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 have already been infected. He added, “virtually any child unvaccinated is likely to get an infection at some point…”
The first intervention among public transport workers by Sharon Graham as General Secretary of Unite has been to call off a strike on the largest tram network system in the UK.
Danish nurses continue wildcat stoppages in defiance of unions over pay and lack of staff, joined by sympathy strike of Silkeborg social workers; teachers across France walk out for 24 hours to demand more staff, better pay and conditions; Sunday pay strikes at ScotRail continue for over six months, 24-hour safety strikes continue at East Midlands Rail; Nigerian resident doctors on strike for nearly two months over pay arrears, while other health unions prevaricate about calling members out over same issues
Health workers cannot win their demands by pressuring capitalist regimes, which is why they need to take the struggle for their rights into their own hands.
EU officials criticized Washington’s signing of the anti-Chinese AUKUS alliance and the canceling of a Franco-Australian submarine contract.
This month, COVID-19 officially became the deadliest outbreak of infectious disease in American history, eclipsing the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans over two years.
The discovery by an international team of scientists further exposes the lie that the pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
While he indicated the Fed could announce a “tapering” of its asset purchases in November, Fed chair Jerome Powell said the Fed’s monetary policy would remain “accommodative” and any lift in interest rates was “well away.”
The Socialist Equality Party is conducting an intensive campaign against the new anti-democratic electoral laws pushed through the Australian parliament.
The South Australian hospital system is falling apart, due to understaffing and lack of facilities, despite low numbers of COVID-19 infections in the state.
The surge in infections and deaths has been driven by the lifting of all restrictions and the reopening of schools in August, promoted by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf along with local politicians.
That this incident took place at all was made possible by the contract extension brokered by the USW and UAW, in defiance of overwhelming demands by Dana workers for a national strike.
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