The Frontline Socialist Party has abandoned its previous phrase-mongering, now insisting that socialism is a task for the distant future, and offering the false hope of solutions within capitalism by ending corruption and making token reforms.
The union is working to limit the latest rebellion by healthcare workers against intolerable conditions that jeopardize patient care.
The new right-wing administration intends to exploit the economic crisis to deepen the attacks on workers and remove restrictions on the ability of big business to maximize profits.
The sell-out is a sharp expression of the role being played by all the unions in enforcing government and business demands that workers pay for the deepening global crisis of capitalism.
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) union said 99 percent of ballots cast supported the authorization of a strike.
Chuck Browning, the UAW’s lead negotiator with CNH, is part of a tight inner circle steeped in corruption at the top of the union hierarchy.
Trump seized on the horrific massacre to portray the Democrats’ feckless calls for mild gun control measures as a “war on the police,” part of a socialist-communist conspiracy against “law-abiding American patriots.”
In the wealthiest country in the world, store shelves are empty and millions of families are now facing a desperate struggle to find essential nutrition products for their babies and toddlers.
The meeting will outline the socialist and internationalist perspective the working class requires as it enters into struggle against the new Labor government's program of war and austerity.
Labor claims to have suddenly discovered that the budget situation is “dire” so “significant savings” must be found and “productivity” driven up with the help of the trade unions.
Russia is the home of vast stores of critical minerals, the development of which is seen as critical for the imperial strivings of the American ruling class at this stage of capitalist development.
For the third time in as many days, Texas police officials offered a contradictory timeline concerning Tuesday’s mass killing.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the SEIU reached a temporary three-year contract agreement, thus postponing a nurses strike that had been set for June 1.
Mack Trucks workers vote out UAW leadership at local in Pennsylvania, one year after union betrayal of Volvo Trucks strike
The removal of the two leaders of United Auto Workers Local 677 demonstrates that Mack Trucks workers are looking ahead to their own contract battle in a year and a half with the intent to avoid a repeat of what happened at Volvo Trucks last year.
The measure effectively bans abortions at all stages of pregnancy.
A 57-year-old man was killed Thursday near Edgeley, Saskatchewan, when the maintenance vehicle he was driving collided with a Canadian National Rail train, causing a derailment.
Hell of a Book is Jason Mott’s fourth novel. His others are The Wonder of All Things (2014), The Crossing (2018) and The Returned (2013), which was made into a television drama on ABC with the title Resurrection.
India: Andhra Pradesh farm labourers demand outstanding wages; Sri Lankan hospital workers protest over worsening health care; Australia: 17,000 Catholic school educators strike in New South Wales; New Zealand care workers protest low pay.
Those who had breakthrough infections had an increased risk of symptoms associated with Long COVID, at rates 50 percent higher than their uninfected counterparts.
The awarding of the Wild and Stormy National Security Agency cloud contract demonstrates the central role played by Amazon for the US security and state apparatus.
Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—Part 5: Mobilize the working class against the US-NATO war with Russia and fascist reaction!
Exposing the decades-long alliance between the Canadian state and the Ukrainian far-right shock troops Ottawa and Washington have used to prepare, instigate and now wage war with Russia—Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—is essential to laying bare the true imperialist character of the present conflict and mobilizing the international working class to put a stop to it.
Vote NO on Chevron/USW sellout tentative agreement! Rally the tens of thousands of oil workers to join Richmond, California refinery strikers!
This TA is a slap in the face to oil workers. It is a testament to the duplicitous role the USW has played in isolating the struggle of oil workers.
Handed an emphatic mandate by drivers, the first response of the Unite union was to scramble to try and avert strike action.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £15 billion Cost of Living package will make barely a dent in the crisis engulfing tens of millions of people.
Labor, before it has even secured a majority government, is on a foreign policy blitz aimed at shoring-up US and Australian hegemony over the Pacific.
A striking CNH worker in Racine, Wisconsin, recently spoke at length with the WSWS about dangerous and degrading working conditions and the need for a strategy to expand the strike.
In a reckless and belligerent speech, Blinken threatened that the US “will defend our interests against any threat.”
US students walk out to protest gun violence, as police story of response to Uvalde massacre falls apart
As police attempted to cover up their complicity in the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, thousands of students protested unending gun violence in mass walkouts.
Amazon’s former CEO Jeff Bezos clashes with Biden on social media, denounces taxes on the wealthy and stimulus payments
The Amazon founder and former CEO’s feud with the Biden White House is completely self-serving and is meant to hide the shared class outlook of both the corporation and the Democratic Party.
“The lives of working class Americans are expendable to the ruling class”—US workers speak on Texas school massacre
Manufacturing, health care, public education and other workers spoke against the conditions in the US that give rise to these eruptions of homicidal violence.
"Exorbitant inflation rates are not to be compensated for through collective bargaining," said Roman Zitzelsberger, the IG Metall's negotiator for pilot agreements.
For the past decade—in line with the political imperatives of the US-orchestrated 2014 Maidan coup that overthrew the elected pro-Russian government—Snyder has sought to manufacture a rosy narrative of Ukrainian nationalism as a heroic struggle for democracy.
Beyond the official clichés: The Texas school shooting reveals the advanced sickness of American society
The American ruling elite, its politicians and its media outlets, have nothing insightful or useful to say about this most recent calamity.
The firing of Princeton University classics professor Joshua Katz is an anti-democratic action and an attack on academic freedom and free speech.
“This is a film about where capitalism fails addicts,” comments the film's writer-director.
Construction workers seeking a way to fight back must take up a political struggle by establishing rank-and-file committees to unify their strikes with other sections of the working class who are also eager to fight back against decades of capitalist austerity.
FDA Commissioner says unsanitary conditions at Abbott Labs Michigan baby formula factory were “shocking”
In testimony before a House subcommittee on Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said that the unsanitary conditions at the Sturgis, Michigan baby formula manufacturing plant of Abbott Labs were “shocking,” and that the agency had “no confidence in the quality program at the facility.”
The main concern of the ruling class is that the class struggle is threatening to break through the shackles imposed on it for years by the corporatist trade unions.
General strike in Italy to protest government spending on war; Strikes continue across French transport network including bus, tram and rail workers over pay and conditions.
There is a growing body of scientific research linking Long COVID to a plethora of life-changing and deadly chronic diseases.
The outcome reflects, in distorted electoral terms, a political radicalisation of workers and young people that is already finding expression in a development of working class struggles.
The ruling class is voicing its concerns that the IMF-dictated austerity measures will lead to an intensification of the class struggle.
Minneapolis mental health workers speak out during one-day strike: “Staffing issues have become worse”
The Minneapolis health care workers are fighting against problems which are endemic throughout the for-profit US health care system.
Saturday’s election of a pro-business Labor government will do nothing to avert the deepening health crisis, as vaccine protection wanes for many, and with a horror flu season approaching.
Having provoked the Ukraine war to weaken and destabilise Russia, the US is using the same criminal modus operandi to set and bait a similar trap for China and its military in Taiwan.
“It’s not good enough to vote for the lesser evil, that’s just stupid. Labor’s not even lesser evil anymore. Both parties are exactly the same” – Max, at Inala polling booth.
The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and other NATO members are preparing to use their warships to break the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports, creating the conditions for a direct shooting war between NATO and Russian naval forces.
The unprecedented conviction of a Russian prisoner in a civilian court is part of the US and NATO’s preparations for direct war with Russia.
Biden marks two year anniversary of police murder of George Floyd by signing pro-cop executive order
The executive order, endorsed by the largest police organizationsin the country, will do nothing to stop unending police killings, but does expand “resources” to cops.
The film’s most remarkable, and moving, aspect is that its dialogue is carried forward almost entirely by former rank-and-file members of the IWW.
Cora Baughman was shot multiple times in the chest and killed by a Portage County deputy sheriff on the morning of May 14 in the rural community of Wyndham Township, Ohio.
The CAQ’s Bill 96 has multiple objectives, but is above all aimed at dividing the working class within Quebec along ethno-linguistic lines and Québécois workers from their class brothers and sisters in the rest of Canada and internationally.
“The American elite don’t care about the children”: US teachers and students respond to Texas school shooting
Teachers and students expressed their anger and sorrow over the deaths of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
Ford Europe is preparing new job cuts in Spain and Germany, irrespective of which Ford plant “wins” the bidding contest in Europe based on cuts to wages and conditions.
The outbreak of monkeypox infections continues to climb rapidly as health authorities attempt to determine its epidemiologic links to recent festivals. Given the limited nature of the disease and spread the WHO has attempted to downplay the threat it poses.
The two right-wing Republicans Trump had targeted for defeat because they certified Biden’s victory in Georgia in 2020 won renomination by wide margins.
Whatever the individual psychological issues which afflicted and possibly motivated Salvador Ramos to kill, they do not explain the routine outbursts of mass violence which plague American society.
The continuing uncontrolled pandemic is having a devastating impact on the mental health of teachers and is driving many out of the profession.
Hostile to any mobilising of the working class that would bring Johnson and his entire government to account for the crime of overseeing almost 200,000 deaths from COVID, Starmer insisted for months that Johnson’s removal be organised by “decent, honourable” Tory MPs in a palace coup.
Despite an unambiguous strike vote by rail workers—the biggest since the railways were privatised in 1994—the RMT union has once again handed the political initiative to the government, appealing for negotiations.
Sarah is charged with “failure to ensure regular school attendance” of her son, Stanley. This carries a fine of up to £2,500 and a possible three-month prison sentence.
Wildcat action across 16 platforms in the North Sea last week developed entirely outside of the trade unions, Unite, the GMB and the RMT.
Aluminum workers continue to denounce the USW's proposed contract, which would result in a huge loss in real wages over four years.
The turn of substantial sections of the ruling elites internationally to fascism was expressed in the appearance of fascistic politicians and media figures from around the world.
The policy of letting the virus spread through the region’s most populous countries threatens a new devastating wave of deaths in Latin America.
US Supreme Court denies federal appeal of Arizona death penalty cases on grounds of ineffective counsel
Overturning lower court rulings, the Supreme Court severely restricted the ability of felons convicted in state court to appeal to the federal courts on the grounds of ineffective counsel and present exculpatory evidence.
As NATO escalates its war on Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denounced the increasingly close ties between Athens and Washington.
The shooting in Uvalde, Texas was the 30th shooting at a K-12 school so far this year in the US and the deadliest since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
On every front, the government heads from the US, Japan, India and Australia endorsed aggressive measures to encircle, isolate and provoke Beijing.
Striking Wisconsin CNH workers speak from the picket line: “What I make is not a livable wage in this day and age”
While workers continue to voice their determinations for a $10 raise, COLA, pensions and more, the UAW is working to keep the strike isolated and is starving workers on just $275 a week.
SEP congress was held under extraordinary political conditions in Sri Lanka, amid an immense global crisis of capitalism, intensified by the pandemic, the US-NATO proxy war against Russia and the international upsurge of the class struggle.
“The unity of the working class is a must. There’s power in numbers and it’s better to be backed up by different people and groups that all want the same thing. That’s where we get our real power” – Jorella, a Sydney railway worker.
Since last year, the Biden White House has been working behind-the-scenes with the ILWU union and the ports to ensure the ports remain open and dockworkers are on the job, with or without a contract.
While many workers recognized that the agreement negotiated by the UAW was merely a repackaged version of the contract they previously rejected, workers had no confidence that the union could be pressured to fight for them.
The strong ruble, which is now worth more than it has been in the last four years, is threatening the country’s exports and increasing the size of the federal budget deficit.
These revelations expose the criminal character of the US-NATO war on Russia and the establishment parties' pro-war propaganda.
The feigned concern of the capitalist class over mass starvation is criminal hypocrisy in the first degree. The reality is that the architects of the US-NATO proxy war against Russia are prepared to sacrifice the lives of billions of working people—both through hunger and nuclear catastrophe.
The OFL’s support for the pro-austerity, pro-war NDP is the political expression of its systematic suppression of the class struggle, imposition of concession-filled contracts and policing of the ruling class’ profits-before-lives pandemic policy.
Robinson Lalin’s death is one of a series of accidents on the MBTA in the recent period exposing the unsafe and potentially deadly conditions riders confront on the transit system, which includes rapid transit, buses, commuter rail and ferry service.
The agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. It can only be described as a sellout of the struggle that thousands have been waging since the beginning of March for improvements in the working conditions in the social work and education professions.
The various festival organizers, no doubt under pressure from governments at different levels and Ukrainian nationalist forces, are allowing themselves to become instruments for the whipping up of anti-Russian chauvinism and hatred.
“I believe she is being sacrificed”: Growing outrage over charges against nurse Michelle Heughins in the tragic death of John Neville
On the heels of the RaDonda Vaught conviction, nurses are speaking out in opposition to the scapegoating of another nurse, Michelle Heughins, who has been unjustly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of John Neville.
The nomination of Borne as prime minister is a sign that Macron will lead a broad attack against the working class during his second term.
Germany’s coalition government is systematically working to increase the country’s economic, political, and military weight in Africa.
Protests took place on Monday in Louisville, Kentucky to demand justice for the family of Omari Cryer, a 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed on Friday by a US Marshal during the serving of an arrest warrant.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis explained that participating countries “could provide ships or planes that would be stationed in the Black Sea and provide maritime passage for the grain ships to leave Odesa’s port and reach the Bosphorus in Turkey”.
Tory government threatens to defund UK National Union of Students citing bogus anti-Semitism allegations
As with the media witch-hunt against former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism, the trumped-up allegations are an attempt to drive official politics further to the right and silence opposition to imperialism, particularly political opposition to the policies of the Israeli government.
The United Nations has warned that the war risks tipping 1.7 billion people, one-fifth of the world’s population, into poverty, destitution and hunger—a horrifying scenario the imperialist powers are utilising to step up their warmongering in the Black Sea.
Labor’s interim ministry is moving with extraordinary haste to implement the anti-working-class agenda demanded of it by Washington and the corporate elite.
The Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman has written a column that is an unintentional—and, therefore, all the more devastating—exposure of the intellectual and moral putrefaction of bourgeois journalism and the political and social system it defends.
New York City K-12 schools have seen a near-twofold increase in infections recently, with more than 10,000 cases last week.
The UAW has again ignored workers’ 98 percent strike mandate and repackaged the contract that workers voted down May 10, forcing another vote.
The election in the Pacific’s largest and most populous country is taking place amid widespread popular disaffection, an escalating social crisis and sharpening geo-strategic tensions.
Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—Part 4: How Ottawa provided the Ukrainian fascists refuge and incubated and promoted far-right Ukrainian nationalism
The Canadian ruling class provided safe-haven to the Nazis’ Ukrainian accomplices, helped them whitewash their crimes, and incubated and promoted a far-right Ukrainian nationalism that has served as the political-ideological spearhead of the drive to transform “independent” Ukraine into an instrument of the NATO powers.
This is the fourth article in a multipart series. Click here for the first part.
The United States is recklessly intensifying its war with Russia in Ukraine, which has already killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.
Billionaires in the food and agribusiness sector have seen their collective wealth increase by $382 billion or 45 percent over the past two years.
A one-day strike expresses the anger of healthcare staff at MHealth Fairview, however the issues they face cannot be solved alone and require a united struggle with healthcare workers across the state and the US.
Keith, a manufacturing worker who voted for the SEP, said: “Everything is now skewed towards the rich in this country. Things are getting too hard for the average worker to make ends meet.”
Martha Raddatz on the USS Maine: ABC News glorifies submarine capable of annihilating hundreds of millions
The missiles on board the nuclear-armed submarine have a collective payload that could be as high as 6,000 times the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Significantly, not a single trade union has publicly opposed the planned IMF austerity program and its far reaching attacks on the living conditions of workers and the poor.
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