After one year of suffering and hardship imposed upon Brazilian workers, the pandemic remains totally out of control.
Prude died last March after police handcuffed him, put a hood over his head and pushed him into the cold pavement.
Unless the working class intervenes independently to close factories, offices, schools and day-care centres, hundreds of thousands of deaths loom in Germany alone in an even worse wave of the pandemic.
Facing an impending wave of temporary schools closures due to growing COVID-19 outbreaks, the New York government and the SUNY system have altered university guidelines to keep schools open despite rising case numbers.
The real scandal is not the Cuomo’s alleged “bullying,” but the massive death toll in nursing homes.
The rover also returned the first audio recorded on Mars.
With all lockdown measures set to end by June, those who have been shielded to some extent by furlough scheme and other social support will face the class war agenda pursued by the British ruling class as it seeks to complete the post-Brexit “Thatcher Revolution.”
Conditions for refugees residing in Latin American countries have only deteriorated during the pandemic as millions have been laid off, evicted and made homeless.
Kelly’s move will be used to further foment a far-right movement and push the unstable government to suppress popular opposition to the lifting of pandemic safety restrictions.
The Washington Post’s claims that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab have been totally discredited by the findings of the World Health Organization.
Australian government intent on scrapping JobKeeper and slashing JobSeeker despite mass unemployment
The government insists that both the wage subsidy and the JobSeeker supplement must end next month to stop “adverse incentives.”
Despite the capitalist propaganda, parents have expressed overwhelming support for online learning, which they know prioritizes the health of their families, school workers and educators.
Officials in Los Angeles announced on Monday that some in-person instruction will resume next week, with a full reopening planned for next month. The announcement comes amid reports that a more contagious variant of COVID-19 has become the dominant strain in California.
While local reporters and the Chicago Teachers Union maintain a wall of silence over the dangers facing educators and students, schools have become the number one potential exposure locations in the state, according to contact tracing.
The restored 1951 film version of Wright’s Native Son paints a lacerating picture of social life in America’s second city.
The Department of Health and Human Services is reactivating the Carrizo Springs Child Migration Detention Facility for detaining up to 700 teenagers in the coming days and weeks.
The total value of losses is still being tallied, but the severity and geographic scope of the storm has meant that the total cost could exceed the $19 billion in damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
In the first public congressional hearing on the January 6 coup attempt, police chiefs and politicians sought to blame faulty or undelivered intelligence for the breach of the US Capitol.
Coles is only able to reap massive profits and to proceed with a sweeping restructure, as a result of the perfidy of the United Workers Union.
Philadelphia teachers union endorses bogus claims of school renovations as cover for reopening schools
The PFT, while posing as “concerned” about certain elements of the reopening plans, claims falsely that schools can be made safe through updates to decrepit school buildings, in particular, improved ventilation systems.
The German government is preparing to give 70 million euros a year to a foundation run by the far-right Alternative for Germany.
Michigan teachers, students face double threat from school reopenings: contaminated water and COVID-19
With the Democratic Whitmer administration pushing for a March 1 reopening date for public schools, teachers and students face not only the danger of the coronavirus, but lead and legionella bacteria from unflushed water systems.
Outlining monetary policy—the central concern of Wall Street—the Fed chair emphasised that the present ultra-loose regime would continue even if inflation began to rise and there was a tightening in the labour market.
The deathbed confession of former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood points to an official cover-up.
Vidal’s proposal highlights the dictatorial nature of the projects of the entire political class and the need for a political mobilisation of the working class.
The SGP began its campaign for the 2021 German federal elections with a strong launch meeting that was followed by hundreds of workers and young people online.
Endorsed by an all-party coalition, the provocative motion is part of a propaganda offensive aimed at providing a bogus human rights justification for Canadian imperialism’s ever more prominent role in Washington’s military-strategic offensive against Beijing.
Nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, without a contract since November 2019, on February 10 gave their overwhelming approval for strike action for safer working conditions and patient outcomes.
Control over vaccine distribution strengthens the major powers’ political and economic influence—their “soft power”—over allies and enemies alike
Finely attuned to the threat from below, Britain’s ruling elite understands the implications of any public discussion of the issue of social murder as it prepares to end the “last lockdown,” with the virus and its dangerous mutations allowed to rip through the population once again to deadly effect.
Amid second wave of deaths: London bus drivers must form rank-and-file safety committees at all garages!
On average, more than one bus driver has died each week during the pandemic. Our lives count for nothing against revenue targets dictated in company boardrooms by Transport for London, Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Johnson government, enforced by Unite the union.
Julieta de Lima, longtime leader of the CPP, delivered a speech to archbishops and religious leaders celebrating “500 years of Christianity in the Philippines,” and embracing the medieval barbarism of the church.
The Ceylon Workers Congress, Sri Lanka’s main plantation union, is actively supporting company and state attacks on striking Alton tea estate workers.
Half a million dead in the US from coronavirus pandemic: Catastrophe, crime and historical turning point
The catastrophic loss of life in the US is the outcome of deliberate decisions made by the ruling class and its political representatives to prioritize profit over lives.
Montgomery, Alabama schools moves forward with plans to convert public schools into privately-operated charter schools
The Montgomery Public School Board, a focal point of months of protests by teachers over COVID-19 deaths, is turning over three schools to charter operators.
“The creation and distribution of news is controlled by a few corporations, ruthless in promoting their class interests.”
With a 12-hour, seven-day schedule at Sterling Heights Assembly, UAW repudiates long battle for eight-hour day
With the announcement of an April 5 start day for a grueling 12-hour, seven-day schedule at the Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP), the UAW has repudiated rights that workers fought and died for over the course of well over 100 years.
The working class everywhere must come to the defence of the locked-out Smeaton Grange workers and begin preparing concrete actions to strengthen their fight and break the isolation being imposed by the union.
Freezing temperatures and mass power outages resulted in widespread disruption of COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Texas.
The lawsuit accuses the energy companies of gross negligence and placing profits ahead of the welfare of the population by failing to follow long-standing recommendations to winterize the power grid and misleading residents about how long blackouts would last.
The no-confidence vote in parliament was an attempt by the opposition parties to falsely posture as defenders of democratic rights.
Flying in the face of warnings from Canada’s chief medical officer and numerous other experts, Canada’s governments are accelerating the “reopening” of the economy even as more contagious variants of the virus take root.
On its first American album, the band has brightened its sound by incorporating saxophone, organ and other instruments. The weakness lies in the melodies and the perspective.
The potential electoral landslide underscores the fragility of the federal Liberal-National Coalition government as it moves to fully reopen the economy and push jobless workers into lower-paid and insecure employment.
Research by BuzzFeed News and Report Mainz shows that the virus is spreading without hindrance throughout workplaces in Germany.
Workers at Mexican air carrier Interjet voted by an overwhelming 95 percent margin to continue their strike begun in January, while Molson has locked out 300 workers at its Toronto, Canada brewery.
The UK Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee held a lively online meeting on Saturday, just days before yesterday’s unsafe reopening of schools across Scotland and Wales, and as the Johnson government moves to reopen all school on March 8.
The Socialist Party-Podemos government is making sure Spanish arms manufacturers cash in as the imperialist powers rearm and prepare for new wars.
Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that COVID-19 deaths were “hugely underestimated” in the first wave.
UK Prime Minister Johnson announces end of lockdown that will see “more infections, more hospitalisations… more deaths”
The separation of infection rates and hospital admissions is a de facto declaration that the Tories are pursuing “herd immunity” by letting the virus spread largely unchecked.
The only social force capable of carrying out a consistent struggle for democratic rights is the working class, as part of the broader struggle to refashion society to meet the pressing needs of the majority—that is, along socialist lines.
Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Justice Department is investigating “Stop the Steal” organizers and promoters, including Alex Jones, Roger Stone and Ali Alexander.
Over 60 people, including doctors, nurses and other health staff, the participated in the Health Workers’ Action Committee at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital public meeting earlier this month.
Apart from revealing some aspects of the role of Robinhood in the GameStop bubble, a US congressional hearing on Thursday exposed some details about its modus operandi, which is assuming greater significance in the market as a whole.
How the Revolutionary Internationalist Organisation (RIO) is sabotaging the fight against the pandemic in Germany
The German pseudo-left group seeks to subordinate workers to the deadly policies of the trade unions and the bourgeois parties.
The bloody crackdown in Mandalay is part of intensifying repression as the protest movement against the February 1 coup shows no sign of abating.
The city’s mayor reported late last week that there is no definite timetable for whenwater service will return for thousands of city residents, who must now rely on bottled water.
The Biden administration, the corporate media and the teachers unions have ganged up against educators who are refusing to risk their lives.
The Texas catastrophe lays bare the real state of class relations in the richest country in the world and makes clear why essential infrastructure can no longer be entrusted to the capitalist oligarchs.
Jacobin has had next to nothing to say about the Democrats’ impeachment debacle and even less to say about the January 6 coup attempt and the ongoing threat of right-wing violence.
This article presents 10 key moments from the World Socialist Web Site’s live discussion with David North and Eric London, co-moderated by Joseph Kishore and Tom Mackaman, on the latest series in the International Committee of the Fourth International’s Security and the Fourth International investigation.
Following a similar series of events in California cities, Kroger has announced the closure of two QFC grocery stores in Seattle, Washington in retaliation against the City Council imposing a $4 hourly wage increase for the remainder of the pandemic.
No one has been held accountable for the extremely poor construction of the CTV building, which collapsed in seconds in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, killing 115 people.
Assange is still being denied proper access to his lawyers and to crucial legal documents, even after a Magistrates’ Court verdict blocking his extradition to the US last month.
On Friday, Facebook removed without explanation a group with 90,000 members who work in the international cruise ship industry.
Opposition to relocation of toxic metal recycling plant to Chicago’s working-class South Side raises political questions
While there is widespread opposition to the relocation of the General Iron plant to Chicago’s working-class South Side, the politics of the opposition must be scrutinized.
It has been one year since the first death from COVID-19 in the US. The scale of death in that one year is unprecedented in US history.
The third season of the Charité television series features a gripping story line portrayed by a largely compelling array of actors. It leaves, however, the historical background of the building of the Berlin Wall in the dark.
Michigan Democrats, backed by the corporate media, are ramping up pressure to reopen schools by March 1.
25 years ago: Anti-Castro group aircraft shot down over CubaOn February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two planes flown by the Miami-based anti-Castro exile group Brothers to the Rescue. It was the end result of a provocation calculated to induce US economic, political and military retaliation against Cuba.
Bus drivers to strike at RATP Dev London and Go North West: Break Unite’s stranglehold and launch a unified offensive
The transport companies are seizing on the pandemic to impose restructuring at the expense of drivers’ livelihoods, even as corporate disregard for safety has claimed the lives of more than 88 bus and coach drivers nationally.
The 73-year-old former head of the European Central Bank formed a government last week including all major national parties, apart from the fascist Fratelli d’Italia, from the far-right Lega to the social democratic Democrats (PD).
In addition to the social crisis brought on by the storm in the United States, the populations of Mexico and Canada saw the extreme cold and snow knock out power and strain critical infrastructure.
California Republicans claim 1.7 million signatures on petition to recall Democratic Governor Newsom
The right-wing petition drive against California Governor Gavin Newsom, organized by the state Republican Party, is on track to reach the 1.5 million signature threshold required to force a recall election later this year.
Disabled people have suffered a brutal disregard for life, left with woefully inadequate support throughout the pandemic by a ruling class which considers them a drain on profits.
One year after the Hanau murders, when right-wing extremist Tobias Rathjen killed nine strangers—eight men and one woman aged between 20 and 37—the background to this crime has still not been clarified.
The October 2020 report to the House and Senate Armed Service Committees provides details of the extent of far-right forces within the US military.
The effort to reopen schools in Chicago was aimed at setting a precedent for reopening districts everywhere and shifting the relationship of class forces in the US as a whole.
If the prime minister is found to have lied to parliament, he could be forced to resign.
The union insists that workers have no choice but to accept the sell-out, while Coles signals it will end the protracted lockout only if there is complete capitulation to its demands.
If society operated on the principle of rationality and human need, not the insatiable greed of the rich, the scientific advancements that made possible the Mars rover would be used to end the many ills that plague humanity.
Burmese police attack striking railway workers; West Bengal contract teachers demand equal pay; Australia: NSW ambulance paramedics to protest casualisation
Texas residents on variable rate electricity plans have been hit with electricity bills for tens of thousands of dollars after the market price of electricity soared this week amid a collapse of the power system.
The phrase “too little, too late” does not even begin to scratch the surface of the essentially non-existent and frankly ridiculous response of the Biden administration to a still unfolding catastrophe which has killed dozens of people.
Biden’s attempt to assert US leadership under the false banner of “democracy” received a chilly reception from Washington’s NATO allies.
An odious presence on American radio for more than three decades, Limbaugh specialized in bullying women, gays, blacks and other minorities, while glorifying American imperialism.
Press reports on those charged in the January 6 attack on Congress reveal that a substantial number are current or former police and active or former members of the military, many of whom are linked to far-right militias.
The sudden discovery of a large number of cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant in the Michigan prison system is a warning that the pandemic is moving into a new, more infectious and lethal stage.
The growing opposition among teachers must find independent political expression in a struggle to shut down all in-class learning until the pandemic is brought under control.
Our committee unequivocally demands a stop to the drive to reopen the Philadelphia public school system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The British medical journal describes how frontline workers have had to face higher than average rates of burnout, anxiety, depression and isolation during the global pandemic.
Frances McDormand plays Fern, a 60-year-old woman at economic and personal loose ends. She lived for decades in Empire, Nevada, a company town owned lock, stock and barrel by the United States Gypsum Corporation.
Knowing that they will soon be laid off, the workers are to return to the factories to meet the company’s demand for spare parts.
Depression-like cuts are devastating the largest urban university system in the US.
The Lleida High Court has provocatively upheld another conviction, adding an additional two-and-a-half years to Hasél’s nine-month prison sentence.
Economic crises are notoriously fertile grounds for militaries to recruit applicants who would otherwise study or work.
Office staff at UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency ballot for strike after 535 COVID-19 infections and death of worker
The exposure of DVLA workers to a deadly disease is just one example of the thousands of employers who have put pressure on millions of employees to go into workplaces unnecessarily.
1,200 jobs at the MV shipyards on the Baltic Sea are to be cut, according to the owners’ plans.
The “investigations” are politically-motivated propaganda aimed at justifying economic and military aggression against what they regard as a strategic competitor.
The opponent of the Putin government, who now faces imprisonment in a penal colony for more than two years, is seeking to channel social anger in Russia over inequality in a right-wing direction.
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