By Patrick Martin, 12 December 2017
The administration aims to help pay for its $1.5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy by slashing spending on food stamps, Medicaid, low-cost housing and veterans’ care.
By Brian Dixon and Dan Conway, 12 December 2017
Though some of the relatively smaller fires are now considered completely or nearly completely contained, larger fires in Ventura, San Diego and Riverside continue to burn.
By Sandy English, 12 December 2017
According to police, the device was hidden on the person of a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant worker, Akayed Ullah, who has lived in Brooklyn for seven years.
By Harvey Simpkins, 12 December 2017
The state of Virginia is introducing High-Occupancy Toll, or “HOT lanes,” for those seeking to commute into the nation’s capital.
By Alan Whyte, 12 December 2017
Three recent reports reveal mounting crisis of the New York metropolitan area’s mass bus, subway and railroad systems.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 12 December 2017
The austerity measures will further undermine education in a school district that has already faced deep cuts.
By Jerry White, 12 December 2017
A 41-year-old electrician at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant is the latest victim of the relentless drive for corporate profit in America.
By David Walsh, 12 December 2017
Given the ongoing frenzy, the magazine’s decision was entirely predictable. Had its editors made any other choice there would have been a media-organized uproar.
By Jerry White, 11 December 2017
The jobs report provides further evidence that the much vaunted economic “recovery” in the US has overwhelmingly benefited Wall Street at the expense of the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2017
Washington and Moscow have traded charges of provocative actions by each other’s warplanes in the skies over the Euphrates River valley.
By Eric London, 11 December 2017
The Democratic Party has avoided attacking Roy Moore’s ultra-right politics, focusing instead on allegations of sexual misconduct.
By Jessica Goldstein, 11 December 2017
Ivan Bridgewater III was killed while working the third shift at the Louisville Kentucky plant and leaves behind a wife and young son.
By Nick Barrickman, 11 December 2017
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic painkiller that has been linked to a substantial number of drug overdoses throughout the US.
By Andre Damon, 11 December 2017
In the 13 days since North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching large portions of North America, the US has further escalated its war threats.
By David North, 9 December 2017
Working people should steer clear of the right-wing “Me Too” campaign.
By Dan Conway, 9 December 2017
As the fires continue, the Trump administration is pushing for cuts in fire prevention and Democratic Governor Brown is imposing pension cuts on firefighters.
By Trévon Austin, 9 December 2017
Anne Marie Buerkle has a long history of voting against penalizing companies that violate safety regulations.
By George Gallanis, 9 December 2017
Body-cam footage of the killing shows Daniel Shaver begging for his life and crawling on his knees before being shot five times by an Arizona police officer.
By Daniel de Vries, 9 December 2017
The jail term is a rare exception to the rule of carte blanche for police violence.
By Patrick Martin, 8 December 2017
The witch-hunt over sexual misconduct has claimed its highest-level victim among elected officials.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 December 2017
Trump’s declaration that he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, an act of political aggression against the Palestinians, is bound up with the drive toward war throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2017
The provocative break with decades of US policy is bound up with both domestic politics and the preparation for wider war in the Middle East.
By Ed Hightower, 7 December 2017
A ruling in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop would mean an open season for segregation and discrimination of all sorts.
By Patrick Martin, 6 December 2017
By one estimate, slashing the deduction for state and local income taxes would threaten between 250,000 and 370,000 jobs in public education.
By a reporter, 6 December 2017
The Detroit Democrat is the most prominent congressional victim of the media campaign over charges of sexual misconduct.
By Trévon Austin, 6 December 2017
The worker’s death highlights deteriorating safety standards in the oil industry, which have only worsened due to the collaboration of the United Steelworkers union.
By Eric London and Norisa Diaz, 5 December 2017
The decision, supported by half the justices nominated by Democrats, will have devastating consequences for those seeking to escape war-torn regions of the Middle East.
By David North and David Walsh, 5 December 2017
The decision by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to suspend James Levine, its longtime musical director (1976-2016), from any further conducting engagements is the latest victory for the New York Times and the champions of the new repression.
Behind the FCC plan to abolish net neutrality
By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2017
The FCC plan to repeal previous net neutrality standards enables the ISP monopolies to further their business interests while enabling censorship at a fundamental level of Internet infrastructure.
“Management tells the UAW what to do and they say, ‘Okay!’”
By Marcus Day, 5 December 2017
Ford Chicago Assembly workers denounced the grueling working conditions of TPTs which had led to the death of 21-year-old Coby Hennings six weeks ago at Woodhaven Stamping near Detroit.
By Mark Ferretti, 4 December 2017
On November 28, defense attorneys at Brooklyn criminal court staged a walkout after ICE arrested an undocumented immigrant worker.
By Trévon Austin, 4 December 2017
The decision prevents the Russian-based television network from accessing members of Congress as news reporters
By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2017
There is an element of desperation in the frenzy in Washington to engineer one more transfusion of financial resources from working people into the sclerotic veins of the Wall Street addicts.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 December 2017
There are powerful sections of the ruling class that want to push Trump out, and with Flynn they appear to have obtained plenty of ammunition.
US federal prosecutors rely on ultra-right propagandist group’s recordings in trial of inauguration day protesters
By Nick Barrickman, 2 December 2017
The federal government’s use of material from Project Veritas in its case against anti-Trump demonstrators further signifies the Trump administration’s reliance on far-right forces.
By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017
Students registered opposition to the suppression of free speech and militarization of police by signing a petition and joining the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.
WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on December 5
2 December 2017
David Walsh, arts editor of the WSWS, will be speaking at a meeting on December 5 to discuss the impact and influence of the Russian Revolution on art and culture, and its meaning today.
By Barry Grey, 1 December 2017
A measure that will further restructure American society to benefit the ruling oligarchy at the expense of the mass of the population is being rushed through Congress without so much as a public hearing.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 December 2017
The United States is in the advanced stage of planning some form of military operation against North Korea, which, if carried out, would imperil millions of lives.
By our reporters, 1 December 2017
Demonstrations took place at more than 40 universities over plans to treat tuition waivers as income and compel students to pay taxes on them.
By Andre Damon, 1 December 2017
Conyers, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, has been targeted in an expanding purge of Congress carried out on the pretext of fighting "sexual misconduct."
By Nick Beams, 1 December 2017
The aggressive content of the last US move is indicated by the fact that it is the first “self-initiated” trade measure by the Commerce Department in more than a quarter of a century.
By Trévon Austin, 1 December 2017
The wage theft and abysmal working conditions facing undocumented relief workers in Houston is part of the criminality and negligence of the American ruling class’s response to natural disasters.
By Josh Varlin, 1 December 2017
The showing of Watched, a film about police infiltration of Muslim student groups, sparked widespread discussion about the presence of the New York police on campus.
Hurricane Harvey three months on: Tens of thousands still homeless from worst natural disaster in US history
By Joseph Kishore, 29 November 2017
The ongoing catastrophe caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria is an indictment of American capitalism and the financial oligarchy that runs the United States.
By Peter Symonds, 29 November 2017
The chief responsibility for the fragile and dangerous situation in North East Asia lies with US imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 29 November 2017
Congress, backed by the Trump White House, is hurtling toward the implementation of the most brazen and far-reaching corporate raid on the federal Treasury in US history.
By Andre Damon, 29 November 2017
The explosive rise in the price of bitcoin, the first “cryptocurrency,” has eclipsed the run-up of any comparable asset in modern history.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2017
A lengthy Times profile published Saturday gave a flattering portrayal of a white racist activist as the “boy next door.”
By Jerry White, 29 November 2017
Ford workers at the Woodhaven Stamping plant spoke on the alleged suicide of the 21-year-old part-time worker at the plant on October 20 that has provoked widespread sympathy among autoworkers.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 November 2017
As the Trump administration strips media regulation and antitrust laws, media conglomerates are planning even further consolidation.
By Patrick Martin, 28 November 2017
The conflict between Trump and the Democrats over control of the Consumer Financial Protection Board is being conducted with utter cynicism on both sides.
By Bryan Dyne, 28 November 2017
Internal documents also reveal that the sugar industry suppressed research linking sucrose and heart disease.
By James Brookfield, 28 November 2017
The council passed a motion to sign a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority for the provision of water services to Flint.
By Warren Duzak, 28 November 2017
Tennessee is the nation’s most aggressive state in penalizing those who default on student loans.
By David Walsh, 28 November 2017
The torrent of allegations and denunciations of sexual misconduct against media figures, Hollywood personalities and politicians continues to flow unabated.
By Patrick Martin, 27 November 2017
A meeting of leading Republicans and Democrats Tuesday begins the last-minute deals to provide $1.5 trillion for the wealthy at the expense of working people.
By Gabriel Black, 27 November 2017
The deal would result in the largest vertically integrated content and distribution company in the world.
By Adam Soroka, 27 November 2017
The construction of the facility on the site of a former Bethlehem Steel mill is indicative of the decline of American capitalism.
By Eric London, 27 November 2017
The wealth of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, together with the trillions of dollars hoarded by his fellow billionaires, could be used to wipe out poverty, disease, and social misery.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2017
The obsequious glorification of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is bound up with US imperialism’s bid to turn the Saudi monarchy into the axis of a regional alliance against Iran.
By Trévon Austin, 25 November 2017
Richard Coley was exonerated of the killing of his ex-girlfriend and her four-year-old son in Simi Valley based on modern DNA testing technology.
By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017
The move by the Trump administration to end net neutrality marks a milestone in the offensive by the US government and major corporations to put an end to the free and open internet.
By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017
The creation of the AWS Secret Cloud places Amazon at the center of the global surveillance operations of American imperialism.
A health statistics system in shambles
By Benjamin Mateus, 24 November 2017
The true scope of maternal mortality rate in the US remains uncertain due to inconsistent and under-reporting on death certificates.
By Kevin Reed, 23 November 2017
The anti-democratic plan to deregulate the US Internet infrastructure will enable privately-owned US broadband providers to control public access to online content.
New York Mayor de Blasio covered up for city’s failure to test for lead contamination in public housing
By Philip Guelpa, 23 November 2017
De Blasio and the New York City public housing authority covered up the city’s failure to conduct mandated lead paint inspections for four years.
By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2017
Remarks by the executive chairman of Google’s parent company about efforts to “de-rank” news sites critical of the US government expose the corporate-government conspiracy to block oppositional voices on the Internet.
By Trévon Austin, 22 November 2017
Under TPS, Haitians who sought refuge after 2010 Haiti’s earthquake in 2010 have been allowed to live and work in the United States. They now have until July 2019 to leave the country.
By Matthew Taylor, 22 November 2017
The administration’s attempt to impose restrictions on federal funding to municipalities that do not cooperate with efforts to round up and deport undocumented immigrants was found to be a violation of the separation of powers clause of the Constitution.
CBS fires Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone accused
By David Walsh, 22 November 2017
In the latest chapter of the ongoing sex scandal, the media reported on Monday that Democratic Congressman John Conyers of Michigan settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee.
By Steve Filips, 22 November 2017
A worker was killed in an explosion at a cosmetics factory 60 miles north of New York City, and two others in the northern part of the state.
By Jerry White, 22 November 2017
While the fire is still under investigation, authorities are looking at a space heater as the cause of the fatal blaze.
By Barry Grey, 21 November 2017
Allegations are followed by immediate dismissal and removal from shows.
By Michael Anders, 21 November 2017
A new report from New America think tank shows the restriction of access to higher education for students from working class families over the past two decades.
By Jessica Goldstein, 21 November 2017
A lawsuit brought by students at the University of Chicago charges US Steel with dumping chromium into Lake Michigan, following a spill which dumped hundreds of pounds of a toxic compound.
By Hector Cordon, 21 November 2017
Three hundred paper mill workers are slated to lose their jobs at Koch Industries-owned Georgia Pacific as hundreds of other job cuts hit Washington state and Oregon.
By Patrick Martin, 20 November 2017
The tax bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday targets college and graduate students for savage economic attack to fund a bonanza for the super-rich.
By E.P. Milligan, 20 November 2017
The character of the J20 trials so far and the severity of the charges make clear that the entire case is a frame-up aimed at intimidating protesters and silencing dissent.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2017
Washington is initiating a series of new policies aimed at building up the Saudi military as it carries out a siege of Yemen that could claim the lives of millions.
By Brad Dixon, 20 November 2017
This brings the total number of cases of the disease in the past month to 15, two of which have been fatal.
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
By Andre Damon, 20 November 2017
Donna Brazile’s new book provides a glimpse of the divisions and factional struggles gripping the Democratic Party.
By Kate Randall, 18 November 2017
A state district judge called the case against Wilbert Jones “weak, at best,” and said authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated him in 1974.
By Andre Damon, 18 November 2017
The tax bill passed by the US House of Representatives Thursday marks a new milestone in the transformation of the United States into an oligarchy.
Amanda Hess and Manohla Dargis on the Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affairs
By David Walsh, 18 November 2017
The newspaper has been at the forefront of the scandal over sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, which has now been extended into the political arena.
By our reporters, 18 November 2017
Around 100 people, including students from several New York-area universities, attended a talk given by David North on the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2017
Charges of sexual misconduct, in some cases dating back decades, are now embroiling the political establishment as well as Hollywood.
By Kate Randall, 17 November 2017
Alva Campbell’s execution-gone-wrong casts a grim light on all that is repugnant about capital punishment and how it is practiced in 21st century America.
By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 17 November 2017
Charter-Spectrum workers in New York City and New Jersey have been on strike for eight months.
By Jerry White, 16 November 2017
Reuters has identified 3,810 neighborhoods nationally where child lead poisoning rates are at least double those found in Flint, Michigan during the height of that city’s water crisis.
By Andre Damon, 16 November 2017
Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the use of nuclear weapons highlighted the acute danger of the eruption of a war that could kill hundreds of millions of people.
By Barry Grey, 16 November 2017
The attack on access to health care for ordinary Americans is an example of the tax scheme’s fleecing of working people to pay for the tax windfall for the rich.
By Jessica Goldstein, 16 November 2017
In spite of boasts by President Trump and former President Obama of job creation, economic growth has been dominated by the continued expansion of low-wage, part-time work.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2017
The BBC report which confirmed earlier charges by Iran, Russia and the Syrian government of Pentagon collusion with ISIS has been largely ignored in the US media.
By K. Ratnayake, 16 November 2017
Washington and New Delhi are sending a message: there will be no room to manoeuvre in the US war drive against China.
By Alan Whyte, 16 November 2017
The union for New York University clerical workers has made an agreement with the school to postpone the contract expiration date until the end of November.
By James Cogan, 14 November 2017
Trump’s continual references to the economic woes of the US speak to the real motivations for an anti-China coalition.
By Harvey Simpkins, 14 November 2017
Senator Warner of Virginia has taken the most aggressive posture in favor of Internet censorship and other attacks on democratic rights.
By Eddie Haywood, 14 November 2017
Since the beginning of 2017, the US has carried out 26 drone missile attacks in the impoverished East African country.
By Kate Randall, 14 November 2017
Alex Azar has a long history of traversing the revolving door between government and big business.