The film, now available for streaming, is a fictionalized account of the exploits in Washington D.C. of one Albrecht Gero Muth, who murdered his wife, Viola Herms Drath, some 44 years his senior, in August 2011.
As COVID-19 variant continues to spread, World Health Organization warns “we expect things to only get worse”
Surges of the Delta variant in countries around the word, including in Asia, Africa and Europe, have in some cases more than doubled the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases.
UAW and Volvo Trucks announce negotiations to resume June 23, as UAW works to isolate strike in Dublin, Virginia
Both Volvo and the UAW are terrified of the growth of opposition among Volvo workers at the New River Valley plant, which has been organized by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee.
The agreement will do virtually nothing to address the crisis facing frontline health workers during the pandemic, instead serving to suppress their recent wave of strikes and protests.
Democrats, media suppress new revelations of military and police complicity in January 6 coup attempt
More than five months after the January 6 siege of the US Capitol aimed at overturning the election of Biden and maintaining Trump in power as president-dictator, the cover-up of Trump’s accomplices at the highest levels of the state continues.
The statistics in the NTEU’s budget submission point to the pro-business restructuring engineered by the last Greens-backed Labor government’s “Demand Driven System.”
Amid record daily infections, former military coup leader and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is resisting calls for a 28-day lockdown, saying it would “destroy” the economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has enormously increased social inequality throughout the world. This development finds extraordinary expression also in the rise of the superrich in Germany.
Deniz Poyraz was killed by fascist assailant Onur Gencer in an armed attack on the Izmir regional offices of the Kurdish nationalist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
COVID-19 cases surge in Britain as government considers ending restrictions weeks earlier than announced
Based on official government figures, the UK’s 34 percent increase in cases is second only to Russia (40 percent) in Europe
Haiti has seen an alarming acceleration of infections and deaths, with its dilapidated medical infrastructure completely unequipped to handle a significant outbreak.
Hospital administration is attempting to cut pay as well as health and leave benefits at the two Providence Medical Center facilities.
Roughly 70 workers at the hydraulic cylinder manufacturer walked off the job last Sunday, joining a wave of strikes across the United States.
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Testifying before the House Administration Committee, Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton revealed that Northern Red, a private military contractor used for years by multiple government agencies, features neo-Nazi iconography on its website, uniforms and social media accounts.
A leading official at the Solidarity Center, the government-financed arm of the AFL-CIO, intervened against a WSWS appeal for Mexican workers to support striking workers in the US.
“They are using David as a scapegoat to prevent bus drivers from speaking out for themselves to demand a safe workplace,” wrote Terry, a Toronto school caretaker. “Workers must continue to fight for their own interests.”
“We’ve already been affected by the high price of goods and so the fuel price increase will make life intolerable.”
The union has ended the strike, even though nothing has been done to address the gruelling workloads of delivery staff, who labour for up to 14 hours per day.
Sally McManus, head of Australia’s union apparatus, is incapable of speaking directly to even a few dozen workers because she represents a bureaucracy that has nothing to offer but sell-outs and defeats.
Behind the travesty of the closed-door proceedings, the fight against the junta raises major political issues for workers and youth.
While planning to starve striking workers on the picket line with just $275 a week, the UAW continues to spend millions on its staff at its national headquarters.
Michigan is only the latest Democratic-run state to announce the scrapping of all public health measures even though more than half the population is unvaccinated.
The World Socialist Web Site calls on Volvo workers and all autoworkers to come to the support of the nearly 3,000 striking Volvo Trucks workers at the New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia.
The court has delayed two upcoming executions so the inmates can “choose” between the electric chair or a firing squad.
A letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education on the World Socialist Web Site, Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project
This letter from WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North was sent to the Chronicle of Higher Education in response to its article, “‘What the Hell Happened?’ Inside the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure case.”
The tragic loss of life and terrible injuries are a direct result of the callous indifference of management and the state authorities towards mandatory occupational safety measures and workers’ health and lives.
Canadian capitalism’s reopening drive: Inadequate vaccination rates, fast-spreading variants and the dangers of a fourth wave
The federal Liberal government and corporatist trade unions stand full-square behind the aggressive back-to-work/back-to-school drive now being implemented by provincial governments of all political stripes across Canada.
Turkish workers and youth support striking Volvo workers: “The case of Volvo workers is now the spearhead of workers’ struggle internationally”
Workers and youth in Turkey declared their solidarity with the striking Volvo workers in Virginia.
Right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori has falsely claimed fraud in a bid to overturn the election or provoke a coup, while the winner, Pedro Castillo, has reassured big business that he is no threat.
Not one of the Democrats addressed the right-wing record of the de Blasio administration, nor were they asked.
Both the NTEU and the students’ association are working to stifle opposition and assist management to achieve its cost-cutting demands.
On June 9, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival commenced as an open-air event for the public. The festival began with a remarkable prelude.
Up to the start of half-term, the proportion of pupils in England absent from school because of Covid nearly doubled from 1 to 1.8 percent, amounting to more than 140,000 pupils.
Workers in two main unions strike together in Greece over anti-labour laws; CaixaBank workers in Spain strike against job losses while unions negotiate jobs away; General strike in Lebanon as economy in free fall destroys living standards; Lesotho garment workers’ pay strike continues into week four.
The Labour Party government aims to prevent the thorough examination of underground evidence that could be used to prosecute corporate criminals responsible for the deaths of 29 men in the 2010 Pike River disaster.
The flood of ultra-cheap money into the global financial system has promoted a wave of speculation ranging from commodities to housing, shares and cryptocurrencies.
Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of "The Daily Show" became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.
Tony Burke and Ed Husic are trusted representatives of big business who have presided over numerous attacks against the working class.
Workers at the Stellantis Warren Truck Assembly Plant voiced their support for striking workers during a shift change at the Detroit area plant
To repay these workers who were hailed as heroes at every turn by the company and in the media, Smithfield, with the support of the UFCW, is offering a pittance to workers.
The airstrikes come just four weeks after a fragile ceasefire ended Israel’s criminal 11-day assault on the besieged enclave that killed more than 250 Palestinians.
Against the backdrop of the intensifying US-led war drive against China, Washington appears to be trying to ease tensions with the Kremlin in an effort to isolate Beijing.
By the end of this week, about 417,000 workers in eight states will lose access to the federal $300 weekly supplement to their state unemployment benefits.
One of the poorest countries in Asia, Nepal is now being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and politically roiled by the explosive geopolitical rivalry between the US and India, on the one hand, and China, on the other.
The wildfire season has arrived in the Western United States, with experts predicting that drought conditions, temperatures and blazes this year will likely surpass all-time records set last year.
Detroit City Council approves ordinance that authorizes high tech surveillance of the public, including facial recognition
The council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that empowers any city department to buy and use advanced surveillance tools on the public while fraudulently claiming there would be “community input” on any future purchases.
California lifts all coronavirus restrictions amid warnings of a surge in infections among the unvaccinated
The state, the first in the US to impose a lockdown last year, ended allrestrictions on Tuesday.
Japan, in line with Washington, is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to challenge the “One China” policy and pressure Beijing.
The Greens are aware that their decision paves the way for regular use of this murderous means of warfare by the German military.
Amazon, Microsoft and other companies promise to “diversify corporate boards” and embrace black capitalism
The American ruling class is pushing for a “diversification” of corporate boards, while conditions get worse for the bottom of American society across races.
Striking miners and their supporters condemn insulting contract offer from Vale at its Sudbury, Ontario operations
Vale workers, now in their third week of strike action, massively rejected the transnational mining giant’s latest concessions-filled offer.
Press reports indicate that GM has been unable to recruit a sufficient number of temps to staff truck plants in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana due to the low pay and brutal conditions enforced by the UAW.
The threat of bankruptcy is being used to force through privatisation and social vandalism against transport workers and passengers.
According to police, Andreas Horton opened fire on co-workers at the Mueller Company factory in Albertville, Alabama early Tuesday morning, killing two and wounding two others before turning the gun on himself.
That Johnson can tweet supposedly in defence of abused journalist Nicholas Watt while perpetrating the criminalisation of Assange speaks to the atrophying of any constituency for democratic rights within the bourgeoisie.
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held its second hearing on Trump’s attempted coup. The hearing highlighted actions by the FBI and the military that undermined the defense of the US Capitol.
Delta variant spreads to 74 countries as data suggests it will become dominant coronavirus mutation worldwide
The World Health Organization is warning of a massive global resurgence of the pandemic.
Talks were set to resume Tuesday but were reportedly canceled under conditions where Volvo management is relying on the UAW to isolate the strike and impose its dictates.
The decision to keep the family detained in Perth, under continued threat of deportation, poses critical political issues.
Workers entering into struggle in India, the United States, and internationally must be made aware of the brutal legal vendetta pursued against the Maruti Suzuki workers and redouble their efforts to secure the freedom of the 11 who remain behind bars.
The Communications Electrical Plumbers Union has made clear that a “future delivery model” will be a central component of the next enterprise agreement.
The United Workers Union has called on the assistance of the so-called May 1 Movement, to help sell out the determined strike at General Mills in Sydney.
Our committee, comprised of educators from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland, offers our fullest solidarity with the striking Volvo workers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.
Beaumont, Texas transit workers reject contract and vote to authorize strike as refinery lockout continues through second month
Union officials said the vote does not mean it will call a strike.
Stellantis Belvidere Assembly workers face extended downtime while UAW signs off on second shift layoff
Workers at Belvidere have faced a series of job cuts in recent years which place a question mark over the plant’s future.
After being asked to wear a mask, a grocery store shopper left without buying anything and then returned with a handgun and walked up to the cashier and shot her.
While hundreds of people in the US and 10,000 globally continue to die each day, American media outlets lose no opportunity to assure their viewers and readers that the pandemic is “over.”
The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government’s lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The plans for a new “super school” in the regional town take a broader amalgamation drive to a new level, by merging both primary and secondary schools onto a single campus.
The asylum seekers’ lawyers denounced the convictions as a “parody of justice” and a “decision of the state.”
Campaign for reinstatement of victimised London bus driver David O’Sullivan gathers momentum in UK and internationally
Following a campaign on June 5 at Cricklewood garage in north-west London—where O’Sullivan was dismissed from—many of his colleagues who pledged support followed through with financial contributions and messages of support on the crowd fund page.
Four years after Grenfell, millions live and work in unsafe buildings as the criminals remain at large
To this day, not a single person or organisation responsible in political and corporate circles has been brought to account for this terrible crime.
After briefly emptying the barracks in early April, the Home Office has begun to fill Napier again, with the site housing up to 265 migrants, with around 12 in each block.
The meeting between the Turkish president and his US counterpart in a closed-door meeting left serious diplomatic conflicts unresolved.
The Queensland Labor government gave Anglo American the go ahead to recommence production before even releasing the final report into the gas blast that left five workers seriously injured.
The American ruling class “experiments” with eliminating unemployment benefits for millions of workers
The cutoff of unemployment benefits is aimed at lowering wages in the face of rising inflation and blackmailing the jobless into accepting dangerous work as the pandemic continues to claim hundreds of lives daily.
University workers, themselves facing unprecedented attacks on jobs and conditions, facilitated by the trade union covering them, welcome the stand taken by the Volvo workers in Virginia.
Despite warnings from virologists of a looming increase in COVID-19 infections, governments at the federal and state levels in Germany are largely dismantling all public health restrictions.
Alabama AFL-CIO leader opposes Warrior Met miners’ demands for higher strike pay, calls workers “clueless”
North Alabama AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer wrote: “Imagine thinking that it’d be wise for an organization representing tens of thousands of workers to liquidate all of its assets for a single strike. Clueless.”
Anyone who gets the impression that the pandemic is over needs to know: This impression is expressly what the establishment parties want.
Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit r/coronavirus and r/politics forums?
We are calling on Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links from the World Socialist Web Site .
NATO concluded its summit Monday with a communique targeting China as a “systemic challenge” to the military alliance.
New revelations of abusive conditions confronting immigrant workers in Australian meatworks industry
One labour hire operator wrote: “Women need to see themselves like men, men need to see themselves like beasts, beasts need to see themselves as robots.”
Maruti Suzuki worker jailed for life on frame-up charges dies due to authorities’ negligence—a victim of ruling class justice
Indian authorities are directly responsible for the death of the worker-militant Jiyalal at just 35 years of age, having callously refused to provide him with proper medical care even after his cancer diagnosis.
The April 3 shooting by Douglas County Deputy Christopher Lippolis was declared justified in a finding released by the district attorney’s office earlier this month.
The driver, 35-year-old Nicholas David Kraus from neighboring St. Paul, was arrested and is being held without bail on a charge of vehicular manslaughter.
The Chemtool production facilities, owned by Lubrizol, are reported to contain some of the largest grease reactors in the world and the plant in Rockton is one of its largest sites.
Accidents like the one in Gwangju are rife throughout the country, as companies regularly cut costs by ignoring safety.
Sacked WISAG workers declared their support for the striking Volvo workers in the US, who have rejected a sell-out contract recommended twice by the UAW, and have resumed their strike.
La Izquierda Diario has provided a left cover for a US imperialist operation aimed at subjecting Mexican workers to Washington’s hegemonic interests.
About 12,000 nurses in the Canadian province of Manitoba have voted in favor of strike action while a protest in Buenos Aires by social groups demanding jobs, decent wages and vaccinations was met by tear gas.
Striking Olymel workers visited the Exceldor workers’ picket line earlier this month in an act of class solidarity that the unions have belittled.
This is part of an international shift to the far right of the ruling class as it confronts growing resistance to its murderous herd immunity policy, wars and social inequality.
WSWS reporters spoke to workers in Britain who sent their support and solidarity to Volvo workers.
That a Conservative government so determined to end the “last lockdown” on “Freedom Day” in a week’s time has been forced to make even such a limited gesture points to the serious dangers posed to the working class by the resurgent pandemic.
Despite his failure to secure a one-on-one meeting with Biden, Morrison declared the G7 meeting a victory for the US and Australia against Beijing.
Lapid was tasked with forming a government after Netanyahu, who despite heading the largest party—Likud—in the March 23 elections, the fourth in two years, failed to do so.
The film’s three interconnected segments deal with the drug business, legal and illegal. One of the narrative strands is particularly hard-hitting and compelling, pointing to the profiteering and homicidal operations of the giant pharmaceutical companies.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants who arrived illegally have no right to a green card or protection from deportation.
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