ChatGPT, released as a free prototype by the research laboratory OpenAI last November, is a powerful artificial intelligence technology with socially transformative potential that is being used under capitalism to eliminate jobs, increase exploitation and automate warfare.
German public sector workers are indignant over the employers' demands for cuts in real wages, but the services union Verdi has accepted arbitration in an attempt to wear down the workers' militancy and prevent a strike.
India: Uttar Pradesh government sector workers protest sackings; Tamil Nadu government farm workers strike for permanency; Australia: Melton City Council nurses demand higher wages; Offshore shipping workers strike in Western Australia.
UAW presidential candidate Will Lehman’s complaint to the Department of Labor, filed March 29, reviews the UAW monitor’s conflict of interest, which Lehman said is a ground to re-run the election in its own right.
More than 1,000 Sysco workers have gone on strike in California, Indiana and Kentucky as the Teamsters union seeks to contain and betray the struggle of truck drivers and warehouse workers against the $40 billion food distribution monopoly.
That major financial players ignored the flashing warning lights and continued to invest with Madoff points to the social psychology of a ruling class so manic in its pursuit of ever-greater personal wealth that it has become blinded by its own greed. More, however, is involved in this sociopathic outlook than subjective personality traits.
Ward and Furey have lost the confidence of postal workers, having conspired with management behind their backs and agreed further attacks, while undemocratically overruling the vote to renew strike action.
Earlier this week, the first German battle tanks arrived in Ukraine. This has far-reaching historical and political implications. 82 years after Hitler's war of annihilation against the Soviet Union, German tanks are again rolling against Russia.
The IYSSE meeting—part of a series being organized around the world to develop a global working class-led movement against war—went ahead despite the University of Waterloo’s attempt to censor it and Ukrainian-Canadian nationalists’ attempt to disrupt it.
Sri Lanka has about 35,000 hectares of cinnamon, which is mainly grown in Galle and Matara districts, with about 60,000 farmers and 300,000 workers earning a living from the labour intensive low-paid industry.
On Monday, the CDC stated that only one bivalent COVID booster was sufficient to protect individuals despite data that indicates rapidly waning immunity and proven benefits from boosters against severe disease, especially for elderly and immune-compromised people.
Particularly impressive were a number of contributions from France that sought to portray the current attitudes of a young generation in a refreshingly open and honest manner, occasionally using surprisingly experimental means.
Equally committed to the Zionist project, Jewish supremacy and the suppression of the Palestinians within a system of apartheid rule, along with the enrichment of Israel’s corporate elite, the protest leaders fear Netanyahu’s measures will destroy Israel’s democratic fig leaf.
Higher education workers entered into this fight determined to defend their living standards and defeat a concerted offensive by the employers and government. To prevent another UCU sellout, they must take leadership of the dispute out of the hands of the union bureaucracy.
Teachers in Portugal resume strikes over pay and career progression in the face of government minimum service requirements; Lebanese telecom workers on indefinite walkout over pay as currency plummets and inflation hits 124 percent; South African workers at Makro stores begin 10-day strike over pay and sackings in year-long dispute
“We often say, if it doesn’t suit big business then it won’t happen. They hold the purse strings, and they hold the power. Governments make the announcements but they’re only puppets for big business.”
Gandhi’s expulsion was the culmination of a weeks-long campaign by the governing far-right BJP to denigrate and silence him after he raised pointed questions about Modi’s connections to the billionaire Adani and his troubled corporate empire.
The SGP calls on civil servants to form rank-and-file committees, independent of the trade unions, to take the strike into their own hands and to network with workers from other companies throughout Europe and internationally.
Authorities in the state of Georgia are escalating their repressive actions to suppress widespread opposition towards their plans to build the largest militarized police training center in the country.
Speaking at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Tuesday, the US Navy’s operations chief said the United States Navy is currently building 56 new warships and has contracted the building of 76 more, as part of a massive military buildup targeting China.
Students and young people need to take a hard look at the society in which we live. The orientation must not be to the Democratic Party or any faction of the ruling class but to the international working class.
•International Youth and Students for Social Equality at U-M
Fed vice chair Michael Barr told a Senate committee hearing the extent of the SVB bank run was significantly larger than previously reported and that after $42 billion was withdrawn on March 9 $100 billion was lined up to leave the next day.
The speakers’ central criticism of the AUKUS military pact was that it undermines Australia’s “national interests”—that is, economic and strategic interests of Australian imperialism, including in the South Pacific and other parts of the region.
A former teacher gave powerful remarks at last weekend’s meeting of the West Coast Educators Rank-and-File Committee, held to discuss the way forward after the three-day strike by LA public school teachers.
The Cook County commissioner, Brandon Johnson, is seeking to use his affiliation with the Chicago Teachers Union to suggest that he will defend the working class. Actually, his role as a CTU official means the direct opposite.
The Young Guard of the Bolshevik-Leninists in the former Soviet Union sent the following message to the meeting held by the Socialist Equality Group (Brazil) at the University of Sao Paulo on March 20.
Netanyahu announced that the legislation would be “paused” to prevent “civil war”. But only after negotiations with the far-right parties in his government, granting them a National Guard led by Jewish supremacistItamar Ben-Gvir.
The president accuses teachers and principals of taking students hostage, but in reality, the working masses have been made hostages to the IMF with the Wickremesinghe government acting as its policeman.
Worker delegates at the meeting described harrowing conditions at their workplaces, recounted the deadly and ongoing impact of COVID-19, denounced the indifference and complicity of the pro-corporate UAW bureaucracy, and spoke passionately in support of the construction of a worldwide movement of the working class.
The EVG rail workers’ union has called the strike in response to the widespread willingness of workers to fight, who, in view of skyrocketing prices, are not willing to accept further cuts in real wages.
In this interview, Tynisa Williams, former teacher in Montgomery, Alabama, describes the experience of being forced to teach in-person in the fall of 2020 and winter of 2021. She and her coworkers waged a courageous struggle to stop the deadly return to in-person learning that cost the lives of eight educators in the district.