The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to Jorge O’Leary, a Mexican-born doctor and leader of the 1983–86 Phelps Dodge miners strike in Arizona. O’Leary, who is now 80 years old, spoke about the strike and the leading role played in it by the Socialist Equality Party’s predecessor organization, the Workers League.
The shooter, who had previously been interviewed by the FBI, was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole, a former employee at the plant.
JNAP workers in the trim department staged a protest Friday during the day shift, halting production after a worker was sent home after testing positive for COVID-19.
Residents gathered in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood Friday evening to demand justice and an end to police violence.
South Australia is fast becoming a centre for the militarisation of universities as defence contractors develop R&D partnerships as part of US-led war preparations against China.
After the Labour Party-led government refused to go beyond a roof-fall to more fully examine the causes of the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men, most of the miners’ families are pushing for the investigation to go further.
The lawsuit against historian Fernando Mikelarena for his research into fascist repression during the Spanish Civil War marks a new assault on historical truth.
The hacked contents of the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo’s servers have revealed that police officers and public officials donated money to fascist and right-wing campaigns, such as the fundraiser for the teenage Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
President Volodymyr Zelensky travelled yesterday to meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and discuss the explosive military tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Truckers for Boeing in Washington State vote unanimously to strike, while Boeing executives rake in bonuses
These workers are responsible for transporting dangerous equipment such as aircraft engines, fuselages, other aircraft parts, as well as driving tankers across many miles and fueling and de-fueling aircraft.
As the federal and state governments push for economic reopening, eight Brazilian states have reported an unprecedented population decrease due to COVID-19 deaths.
The rise in the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases in Oregon and Washington is currently outpacing the national average, causing an increase in deaths and hospitalizations in both states.
This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of Three Soldiers, the first celebrated novel by the prolific American novelist John Dos Passos.
In her new book The Self-Righteous Ones, Left Party politician Sahra Wagenknecht explicitly adopts the anti-immigrant and nationalist line of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and emerges as a vociferous proponent of a policy of mass infection.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while widely known to be less than friendly towards Cameron, is desperate to shut the scandal down before he and his close allies are pulled deeper into the mire.
By overturning Berlin’s rent cap, the Supreme Court has given the green light to the unrestrained enrichment of real estate speculators.
Mick Cash’s letter exposes the absurd tributes to the RMT and the laughable claims by RMT leadership contender Steve Hedley that his union is “socialist, anti-capitalist and anti-establishment”.
After pushing members to ratify their deal to resume in-person instruction, union leadership is now trying to restrain teachers’ opposition by declaring an impasse over negotiating schedules.
Coal miner Wayne Sellars’ testimony sheds light on the underlying cause of the May 6, 2020 gas blast at the Grosvenor Mine in which he and four other workers sustained horrific injuries.
Plantation workers and a teacher demand the reinstatement of sacked Alton Estate workers and the withdrawal of all company and police frame-up charges.
China remains one of the most dangerous countries for mining with explosions and gas leaks a regular occurrence. According to official statistics there were 434 mining accidents in 2020 with 573 deaths.
This week’s public launch of Grab Holdings, valued at $40 billion, and that of the cryptocurrency trader Coinbase, valued at around $85 billion, are the latest expressions of the speculative bubble fuelled by cheap money.
President Joe Biden announced the expulsion of ten Russian diplomats and the sanctioning of almost three dozen companies.
Biden’s announcement of the nominal end of the war in Afghanistan provides an occasion for drawing a balance sheet of a savage military operation which has produced incalculable suffering for the people of Afghanistan, squandered vast resources and brutalized American society.
U.S. Capitol Police inspector general testifies police leadership withheld crowd control weapons during January 6 coup
Inspector General Michael Bolton refused to name the person responsible for the order, claiming it was “an assistant deputy chief of police.”
The video shows the boy was shot in the chest with his hands in the air, exposing the lie told by police and prosecutors that he had posed a threat to officers.
Defense rests case in murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as protests continue in Brooklyn Center
Throughout the trial, the defense has argued that George Floyd did not die as a result of Chauvin kneeling on his neck for nine minutes.
While Neil Barofsky made a name for himself as a prominent critic of the bank bailouts in 2009, his enforcement powers as independent monitor will be severely limited.
Following a well-worn script, the USW is threatening workers that unless they sit quietly, allow scabs into the factories, and raise no concrete demands, they will lose unemployment benefits.
The example of MAN-Steyr underlines that workers can only defend themselves if they take the initiative, free themselves from the straitjacket of the unions and organise themselves independently in action committees.
The passage of the bill coincides with the deepening of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a surge taking place in Michigan and a growing number of states, largely driven by school reopenings.
Besides serving as a model, the Brazilian dictatorship alongside US imperialism promoted the coups and dictatorial regimes that unleashed an unprecedented wave of terror across South America.
Hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases as Michigan Governor Whitmer resists calls for statewide restrictions
The state’s political establishment has taken an intransigent stand on any basic public health measures, including the closure of schools and non-essential businesses, which will slow the spread of the deadly virus.
The struggle at Columbia, like all struggles of the working class, poses the question: Who should control the resources of society?
The struggle conducted by the WISAG workers makes clear that the building of an independent action committee for safe jobs is both necessary and possible at the airports.
The accumulation of outrageous wealth at the top of society is particularly evident in Germany. The number of billionaires rose by 29 last year, from 107 to 136, putting Germany in the lead in Europe.
Even as the appalling death toll was announced, the virus continued to surge rapidly across the continent, fueled by the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant.
Worker in Canada’s oil and gas industry speaks out over Alberta work camp and worksite COVID-19 outbreaks
“We’re facing a potential death sentence for the profits of the ruling class, and the Alberta and Texas oil barons,” Greg, an Alberta oil worker, told the WSWS.
UK bus drivers continue strikes in Manchester and London United against fire and rehire, pay and conditions; one-day national stoppage of lorry drivers in Netherlands over pay and increased workload; thousands of doctors strike in Sudan against lack of PPE and unpaid wages
The same oligarchies that ruled Central America through US-backed dictatorships for much of the 20th century are being encouraged to employ military repression.
The Captain Borderline mural is a powerful reminder of the real issues involved in the persecution of Assange, and of the real forces being deployed against him.
Several strikes have erupted or are breaking out, indicating the determination of workers to defend their conditions. These are opposed by the unions, chief among them the University and College Union, which is isolating and shutting down every trace of opposition by staff.
The damning report is the second government document released in the last week to confirm the role of the state in facilitating Trump’s attempted coup.
On Monday, India recorded 168,912 new COVID-19 cases, replacing Brazil as the second-most affected country in the world hit by the highly-infectious virus.
The new law does not mean a departure from the murderous profits-before-lives policy that has already led to almost 80,000 deaths in Germany alone. What is being centralised is not a consistent lockdown policy but allowing the virus to run through the population.
The strike “pause” at Columbia is intended to demobilize workers and prepare a sell-out deal.
The UMWA leadership is scrambling to kill the strike by 1,100 miners who are challenging the union’s decades-long collusion in the destruction of jobs, pensions and working conditions.
According to the police account, Peyton Ham was killed after he took “a shooting stance” with what was determined to be an airsoft pistol capable of shooting only nonlethal plastic pellets.
The leadership of the CTU called for high school teachers to work remotely on Wednesday in order to pressure the school district into finalizing an agreement on a reopening plan.
The disaster still threatens to trigger a wave of dangerous diseases in multiple impoverished communities, including cholera, dysentery, typhoid—and COVID-19.
The National Tertiary Education Union has paved the way for this further offensive by volunteering cuts to pay and leave entitlements.
The CEPU’s Senate inquiry submission reveals months of backroom talks between the union and Australia Post chiefs on how to suppress workers’ opposition to the ADM or a new version of it.
Labor’s motion does not even oppose the US attempt to prosecute Assange under the Espionage Act for exposing American war crimes, human rights violations and diplomatic conspiracies.
Tavernier’s best work is animated by a hostility towards social injustice and the powers-that-be and by genuine warmth towards society’s victims.
“The unions say we need to compromise. No, we don’t!” Nurses support St. Vincent strikers in Worcester, Mass.
Nurses spoke out about the strike of St. Vincent nurses, the issue of staffing ratios, and the need to mobilize support for the strike against the attempts by the Massachusetts Nurses Association to isolate the nurses’ struggle.
After three consecutive nights of protest, police Officer Kim Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in Sunday’s fatal shooting during a traffic stop.
Frontier workers in Tampa, Florida, will vote on whether to authorize a strike this week over cuts to health care and retirement benefits.
Despite making numerous promises to rescind Trump era restrictions on refugees, the Biden administration has retained several restrictions on refugees. At the current rate, the US will only admit 4,510 refugees this fiscal year, a recod low.
The Biden administration is refocusing the foreign policy of American imperialism on its global antagonists, particularly Russia and China.
For the fourth time since Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the new right-wing majority has ruled that local authorities cannot limit indoor religious gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As districts press to fully reopen, American Federation of Teachers endorses three-foot distancing in schools
An article published Monday makes clear that American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten’s feigned opposition to the CDC’s loosening of spacing guidelines in schools was fraudulent and largely meant to try to recover her tarnished image.
This statement is a response to American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten’s surrender to the CDC’s unsafe three-foot distancing guidelines in schools.
With more contagious and deadly variants of COVID-19 becoming prevalent in Ontario, Quebec and the West, the Canadian population is facing a third wave of the pandemic that threatens to be the most lethal yet.
Migrants are protesting appalling living conditions, poor food and the lack of medical treatment amid the escalating global COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a Tale of Two Pandemics, with the lives of the working class disproportionately sacrificed and their communities bearing the brunt of economic and social hardship, while the super-rich have emerged wealthier.
The GMB would rather allow its own members to be fired en masse and have their conditions reduced at a stroke than wage a genuine struggle.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meeting calling for a network of rank-and-file action committees
The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Parties internationally are assisting workers in building committees to provide the new and democratic organisations of class struggle workers need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and fight back against attacks on jobs, pay and conditions
The blast was criminal and reckless. The loss of electrical power for any length of time could have had catastrophic consequences, as the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan demonstrated.
While the strategic importance of Taiwan in any conflict between the US and China is evident, not so obvious is the role that the country plays in the manufacture of semiconductor chips.
During a visit to Berlin, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin promised to increase the number of American troops deployed to Germany by 500 instead of withdrawing them.
New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, lead author of the Times ’s “1619 Project,” was paid $25,000 for an online Zoom lecture given to the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
One week into 12-hour, seven-day schedule at Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly, workers describe manpower shortages, harassment
The new skilled trades work schedule at Sterling Heights Assembly has been in effect over a week with anger simmering over the impossible hours, inadequate changing and management harassment.
US petroleum giant Exxon Mobil earlier this year announced plans to close its oil refinery in Australia, claiming it is no longer “economically viable.” The Exxon Mobil facility in Altona, Melbourne, commenced operations in 1949. Now the jobs of 350 workers—most of them highly skilled specialists in a dangerous industry—are under threat.
Dr. Bar-Yam is an expert in the quantitative analysis of pandemics and was an advisor to policy makers on the West Africa Ebola virus epidemic. In February 2020, he founded EndCoronavirus.org, a global network of thousands of volunteers to guide and provide policy on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts are warning of the dire situation confronting pandemic hotspot Michigan as hospitalizations and daily new infections hit an all-time high.
The actions by the US and NATO, above all the threats of Ukrainian NATO membership, are reckless provocations that directly pose the risk of war between nuclear-armed Russia and NATO.
Police violence is a feature of the capitalist system, a social and economic order that exploits the labor of the working class to the benefit of a small minority at the top of society.
What makes these lives so difficult: A Leave from South Korea and Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché from Britain
A worker’s lengthy protest and the unhappy, restless fate of a punk singer-musician.
The new laws are being advanced in spite of widespread popular opposition.
At inaugural public meeting, Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for working class action to stop the third COVID-19 wave
The meeting featured an international panel of speakers, who explained the committee’s demands for the closure of schools and all nonessential production, and the provision of full wages to all affected workers so they can shelter at home, to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
Tens of thousands of workers from various provincial departments, including schools and hospitals, joined the strike, defying for some two weeks government threats to crush their “illegal” job action.
Global food prices increased for the 10th consecutive month in March, reaching levels not seen since 2014, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assessment released Thursday.
A comparative study of brain impressions from early and later members of the genus Homo demonstrates a correlation between a major reorganization of the brain and the development of Acheulean tool technology.
For all the sudden widespread outrage over lobbying, the type of grubby wheeling and dealing exposed in the Cameron/Greensill affair is the most open secret in bourgeois politics.
The “herd immunity” policy of the Socialist Party-Podemos government fits the British Medical Journal’s characterization of the ruling elites’ pandemic policy as “social murder.”
FDA, CDC recommend “pause” in use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine over rare but unusual blood clots
The two US agencies issued a statement yesterday that they were recommending a pause in the use of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine because of six recently reported cases of “rare and severe” blood clots in people after receiving it.
At its party conference, leading representatives of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) fomented racism and demanded the ending of all protective measures against the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a massive rearmament programme.
The ex-president insisted he did nothing wrong in instigating the fascist mob attack on Congress on January 6.
The lie that American corporations would not be able to reap profits from the National Health Service has been stripped bare.
474 indigenous people have died in custody in the 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Thousands of school students denounced the Labour Party-led government’s continued refusal to address the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Teachers from across the US spoke with the WSWS on the impacts of COVID-19 on children and the lies perpetrated by the ruling elite to in order to reopen schools.
The locked-out Molson-Coors workers and striking Coca-Cola workers were left alone to fight what are respectively the world’s fifth largest beer-maker and second largest soda-pop producer.
A lawsuit against the Washington D.C. jail accuses the city of endangering inmates and the public at large.
The government’s anti-Muslim campaign is emboldening far-right forces like those who carried out the attack on the mosque in Rennes.
President Bolsonaro’s sudden firing of his defense minister and the entire command of the armed forces has unleashed an unprecedented military and political crisis in Brazil.
Health care workers in Mexico City and Guanajuato state are continuing protests to demand access to COVID-19 vaccinations while members of the Utier electrical workers union in Puerto Rico voted unanimously in favor of a strike against the Electrical Energy Authority
US sends two warships into the Black Sea as Russia warns of “full-scale hostilities” with NATO-backed Ukraine
The sending of US warships to the Black Sea is the latest in a series of extraordinarily provocative moves by NATO-backed Ukraine and the US in the crisis.
The demands by management at the facility reflect the trend across industries towards “Amazonization” of labor, or the adoption of the low pay and brutal workplace which typify conditions at the online retail giant.
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