Nearly one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States–and 6.93 million dead globally—according to a new study by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
There is nervousness throughout the union hierarchies that their role in policing unprecedented job and pay cuts has produced such unrest that they will no longer be able to suppress it.
Trump was suspended from Facebook and Twitter in the midst of an effort to overthrow a presidential election and install himself as dictator.
The emergence and rapid spread of the Indian COVID-19 variant in the southwest Pacific further demonstrates how vulnerable the world remains to the pandemic.
Australian Education Union’s anti-democratic “town hall” meeting underscores danger of new sell-out industrial agreement
Both the form and content of the event pointed to the AEU’s collaboration with the Victorian state Labor government against teachers.
Fed governor Lael Brainard said the collapse of the Archegos hedge fund had demonstrated the potential for nonbank financial institutions to generate risk for the entire financial system.
Whilst the mass of the population is condemned to want, hunger and death, a tiny minority gorge on wealth that would put the Mughals or even the more rapacious British colonial East India Company to shame.
With a little over a week remaining until voting begins on May 16 on the UAW’s sellout agreement for workers at Volvo’s New River Valley manufacturing facility, opposition among workers remains high, with many indicating that they plan to vote “no” on the deal.
NYU graduate student strike set to enter its third week as union seeks to officially end strike at Columbia
Late Thursday night, NYU raised its offered increase of hourly wages from $21.50 to $25, beginning September 2020, with a following yearly raise of 2.5 percent, which is the equivalent of the projected inflation rate.
Sri Lanka: Stop the criminal mishandling of the pandemic! Lockdown the country with full compensation to those affected!
The Rajapakse government’s criminal policies have led to a new deadly surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following Trump’s attempted coup, Republican-led states are enacting anti-democratic measures meant to restrict voting access across the country.
Alex Horell lost his eye last May during a protest against police brutality in Pittsburgh. Horell was then charged with rioting by the police and harassed at his hearing in April.
Blinken conspicuously failed to publicly condemn a far-right march that had taken place just before his visit in Kiev.
No effort is being made by Unite to join the fight of workers in Banbury with the 19,000 employed by the company in Europe and internationally.
Federal grand jury brings indictments against former Minneapolis police officers who murdered George Floyd
Two new indictments were brought by a federal grand jury against the four former Minneapolis cops who murdered George Floyd last year, the second of which involves a brutal assault by Derrick Chauvin on a teenager in 2017.
The SEP leads the fight against company, police and union witch-hunt of Sri Lankan plantation workers
The ruling classes in South Asia, like their counterparts worldwide, have resorted to whipping up communalism to divide and weaken the working class.
Korea: Renault Samsung autoworkers locked out; Bangladeshi transport workers demand food assistance; Australian broadband network technicians walk off.
There is little distinguishing the Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from their Republican counterparts like Florida’s Ron DeSantis.
The Labor Department reported just 266,000 new jobs in April, far below predictions of 1 million or more, evoking loud calls from Republicans for an end to pandemic relief measures.
As the Bedaş workers’ militant struggle threatens to inspire other sections of the working class, capitalist politicians of all political colors have been mobilized to drive workers into the dead end of trade unionism.
LAUSD educators face not only unsafe conditions, but longer hours, increased workloads, requirements to get COVID-19 tests on their own time and added duties that they did not previously have to perform.
Colombia’s ruling class, backed by imperialism, is determined to force the working class to bear the entire cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The case has been filed in the context of the ongoing savage repression against popular upheavals in Colombia by the far-right government of President Iván Duque.
Eighty-five years since a fascist coup began the Spanish Civil War in 1936, defenders of that coup are now taking office in the Madrid regional government.
In its title and subject matter, the movie pays deliberate and admiring tribute to the 1948 Italian neorealist film, Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette—US title, The Bicycle Thief ).
“A death due to oxygen shortages is not a coronavirus death but criminal social murder by the Modi government,” an Indian doctor told the WSWS.
The Toronto Star has run a series of sensationalist articles amplifying claims from “equity seeking” supporters of the Greens’ new federal leader that she faces determined opposition from the party’s “primarily white” old guard.
For months, the establishment parties have refused to adjust the electoral registration requirements of new parties to the pandemic situation. This is particularly aimed at the candidates of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP), which opposes their right-wing policies.
There is an attempt to desensitize the population to mass death, which is presented as inevitable, and not the result of well-defined policies that can be opposed and rejected.
The results confirm the Socialist Equality Party’s analysis of the protracted death of the Labour Party, of Brexit, and the significance of the collapse of Corbynism.
Miller’s important research made him the target of a rotten smear campaign by the Labour Party, falsely alleging anti-Semitism, and earned him the enmity of the pro-Israel lobby and parliamentary war hawks of both parties, as well as the Israeli government.
A study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation estimates that more than 905,000 people have died in the United States, 58 percent more than official records indicate.
Seth Andrew, a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama in the Office of Education Technology, was arrested last Tuesday on charges he stole more than $200,000 from Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of charter schools he founded in 2005.
Rather than address the quarantine shambles, the government is gambling with the lives of some 9,000 citizens in India, at least 650 of whom are deemed to be at a high-risk of succumbing to COVID-19.
The five-week strike by 1,100 miners is at a turning point, as both the coal company and the United Mine Workers seek to wear down miners and break their resistance.
The WSWS spoke to several Indian students and workers in Australia on the government’s ban.
Beijing regards Sri Lanka as vital to its efforts to retain a foothold in the Indian Ocean, secure its crucial energy supplies and counteract aggressive US military preparations.
The phenomenal rise of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which has risen 11,000 percent since the start of the year, is the expression of a seemingly new principle in the world of speculation—the more intrinsically worthless a so-called “asset” the faster its rise.
Dr. Farmer and her team led a watershed study, which showed that, despite being installed in tens of thousands of classrooms, ionizers have a negligible effect on removing the airborne coronavirus in schools.
Even before the current total ban on returning from India, Australians have been marooned throughout the pandemic in many parts of the world.
The removal of Cheney, daughter of the former vice president and an arch-reactionary and warmonger, is a significant step in the transformation of the Republican Party into the fascistic instrument of Donald Trump.
Just in the last week, two elderly women were stabbed while waiting at a bus stop, and a father was brutally assaulted while walking his one-year-old child.
As pandemic continues and nearly 500,000 file for unemployment, US states seek to blackmail workers back on the job
Unemployment payments, as opposed to dangerous, low-paid and degrading work are being blamed for difficulties reopening restaurants and other businesses even as the pandemic continues, with the US approaching 600,000 official COVID-19 deaths.
Tenet Healthcare refuses to shift on staffing ratios at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts
The nurses of St. Vincent remain in a powerful position, but their strength is being stymied because the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) continues to isolate their struggle even though there are currently several other MNA bargaining units that are working with expired contracts.
Epidemiologists predict a rise in tuberculosis (TB) due to treatment disruptions related to COVID pandemic. Treatment lapses leading to an increase of drug-resistant tuberculosis remains a concern reversing the progress made in TB progress worldwide.
German government playing with fire by lifting restrictions and extending special rights to vaccinated citizens
An incessant debate about special rights for those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine or recovered from an infection is being conducted in the German media.
Over 50 people died and hundreds more were injured on both sides of the disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the resource-rich Fergana Valley.
India continues to face a devastating crisis in which the daily number of new cases and deaths continues to climb in the midst of a vaccine shortage.
The Brazilian ruling class is unwilling and incapable of mounting any struggle against the deadly pandemic
The fascistic president Bolsanaro is the most radical advocate of the policy of social murder, but the Workers Party (PT) of Lula carries out similar policies in the states where it is in power.
India has become the epicenter of the global pandemic, reporting the highest number of daily new cases anywhere in the world.
The Board of Governors and chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is moving forward with a restructuring plan that will merge six universities into two, slashing thousands of jobs and eroding the quality of education, even as tuition continues to rise.
Executives at Canada’s Loblaws food retail giant gorge on bonuses, while condemning grocery workers to poverty wages
The grocery store chain is making money hand over fist, yet is stridently refusing to offer any pay increases to its low-paid, largely precariously employed workforce.
As the pandemic demonstrates the inability of capitalism to meet the most basic needs of the working masses, the Salvadoran ruling elite is moving headlong toward dictatorship.
Greek workers in one-day general strike against law curbing right to strike; midwives walk out and protest across France against lack of COVID safety; Vehicle and driver registration staff at UK headquarters Swansea begin further strikes over lack of COVID safety, demand remote working
The immediate turn to threats, denunciations and the deployment of the military in a minor dispute over fishing is a product of the imperialist powers’ ever-deeper descent into nationalist reaction.
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia and the interests of competing imperialist powers have transformed the Black Sea region into a powder keg that could ignite a worldwide conflagration.
Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to meet with the Covid-19 Bereaved Families campaign.
President Rajapakse’s moves to further undermine the constitution are another step towards autocratic rule, in the face of the country’s deep social and political crisis.
The US Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued fines of the highest amounts to construction companies and contractors for the first quarter of 2021, including for violations that resulted in three fatal injuries involving aerial lifts.
In response to the Bailey–Roth controversy: New York Times columnist condemns biography’s “Man Problem”
The article was provoked by the recent controversy surrounding the decision by publisher W.W. Norton, in response to unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct, to remove Blake Bailey’s biography of novelist Philip Roth from print, essentially to “pulp” the book.
Indian government grants more powers to the military as popular anger over COVID-19 catastrophe mounts
India set a new one-day record for fatalities yesterday, 3,780. But numerous studies suggest the number of Indians dying from COVID-19 is far higher than what is officially reported.
The rise and fall of the former United Auto Workers president makes it clear the problem is not a few “bad apples,” but the entire organization.
Dutton’s remarks betray concerns in ruling circles about the widespread anti-war sentiment in Australia, which was intensified by the 2003 Iraq invasion.
Workers at Volvo NRV should begin organizing immediately, expanding the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee and campaigning across shifts and tiers to build momentum for an overwhelming “no” vote.
Workers were escorted off their jobs after the USW union agreed to an “orderly transfer” with management.
Given the RWDSU’s unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies.
The vote is not an endorsement of the line of the far right, but a devastating exposure of the political implications of Podemos’s “herd immunity” policy.
Evidence from the scene of the 1993 murder of Debra Reese—that was never tested with modern technology—has exonerated Lee, who was wrongfully executed by lethal injection for the crime in 2017.
As the pandemic intensifies the contradictions of global capitalism, we greet May Day 2021 amid growing geopolitical tensions and war dangers in the region surrounding Turkey.
A CUPUW “summit” attempted to create a rift between casual and permanent university workers, and seek posts within the National Tertiary Education Union.
Cliff Slaughter, who between 1957 and 1985 played a leading role in the International Committee of the Fourth International and its British section, died Monday at the age of 92.
Arrest of Wisconsin National Guardsmen marks fourth currently enlisted soldier charged in January 6 attack on Capitol
The outsized role of current and former police and military members in the attempted fascist coup points to the crucial role of the state in facilitating the siege of Congress
Daniela Cavallo follows in the footsteps of her predecessor Bernd Osterloh and, like him, will faithfully defend the interests of the company and its shareholders.
Events since our last May Day rally have starkly shown that the task of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic requires coordinated international action by the working class.
The year 2020 continued the general decline seen since the 2008 financial crash, while the COVID-19 pandemic drove the birth rate down drastically starting in December.
While working people have confronted widespread impoverishment, illness and death, Canada’s capitalist elite has seen its wealth soar during the pandemic.
Britain is using its position as host this year to confirm its wholehearted commitment to President Biden’s aggressive foreign policy and push other nations, especially the European powers, to do the same.
The attack on classical studies is part of a broader assault on the humanities, art and culture in American society.
The action called by the Public and Commercial Services union is the only strike officially sanctioned by any trade union over Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The reckless indifference shown by DeSantis to the lives and health of millions throughout the pandemic is intimately connected to the ruling class’s “herd immunity” policy and the repudiation of scientifically guided health measures.
The selection of the former head of the secret service as a candidate shows the extent to which the ruling class in Germany is once again relying on fascist forces 75 years after the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.
The founder of WikiLeaks has been jailed for more than two years in a British maximum security prison, after seven years of effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Global spice merchant McCormick and Co. has saved more than $1 billion through 15 years of cost-cutting.
There is a degree of nervousness in financial markets that if inflation begins to rise, the Fed may be forced to increase rates which would have an adverse impact on Wall Street where speculation is rampant.
Images in the media reveal the degree of desperation for basic resources in the population. Crowds of hundreds line the pavement to try to get a few free vegetables and a canned good or two.
Oregon Tech American Association of University Professors (OT-AAUP) is celebrating the agreement as a “historic first contract,” but in reality, it is a sellout contract that will be used to enforce job insecurity, inadequate pay and unsafe work conditions over its five-year period.
Prime Minister Marape is cynically using the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, which is devastating the population, to block his own removal from office before the 2022 election.
Federal prosecutors recommend two-year sentence for former UAW President Dennis Williams for fraud and corruption
The facts laid out in the sentencing memorandum underscore the need for workers to break with this rotten criminal organization and build new organizations of struggle.
American carnage: Fired Wisconsin casino restaurant manager kills two co-workers, injures another before being killed by police
The shooter, 62-year-old Bruce Pofahl, was targeting a female manager who had a restraining order granted against him less than two months ago.
For workplaces in particular, there are almost no protective measures and the few that exist are never reviewed and enforced. The number of workplace safety inspections declined during the first year of the pandemic by 15 percent.
The disaster has fueled growing popular anger over criminal government negligence and corruption that has also led to hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in Mexico.
The Trades Union Congress and its affiliated unions represent a vast apparatus dedicated to suppressing the class struggle, staffed by a privileged caste that has presided over close to four decades of virtually uninterrupted betrayals and defeats.
Young people opposed to the ruling class’ criminal mishandling of the pandemic must fight for the independent political mobilization of the working class to close all schools and nonessential businesses so as to halt the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating third wave.
Colombia’s police and military have turned in a systematic and coordinated fashion to the use of live ammunition against demonstrators, killing at least 27 of them.
Vaibhavi spoke to the WSWS about the current conditions in Delhi and across India amid a mounting surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Airport services provider WISAG has sacked 260 ground staff at Frankfurt Airport. On the fringes of the official union May Day rally, one of the workers spoke about their struggle.
With cancer sufferers and patients with other critical ailments languishing in queues running up to months and years, suffering and death, especially among the working class and the poor, will swell the already shocking tally of the pandemic.
This is an unprecedented, dictatorial intervention by central government into an elected council.
Revelations that Amazon will track which muscle groups are used by workers on any given day is only the latest in a series of invasions of workers’ privacy by the global technology and logistics conglomerate.
Florida Governor DeSantis signs reactionary bill criminalizing demonstrations against police violence
The draconian legislation is the latest in a series of measures Republican state legislators nationwide have taken to repress social opposition and attack democratic rights.
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