“Workers must stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough’”
Toledo Jeep Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for emergency measures as COVID-19 surges in the plant
By Shannon Jones, 31 July 2020
As reports of COVID-19 cases at the Toledo Assembly Complex escalate, workers are demanding the closure of the facility for deep cleaning and disinfection.
Brook Park, Ohio autoworker describes conditions leading to rising COVID-19 infections at Ford Engine plant
By Katy Kinner, 31 July 2020
While Ford has told employees that they are following cleaning and safety protocols, rank-and-file workers have exposed the real dangers.
By Ben McGrath, 31 July 2020
The US and Japan bear primary responsibility for upending the status quo in the East China Sea and fueling the dangerous stand-off over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
By Sam Dalton, 31 July 2020
Now exceeding April and May peaks, increases in prison deaths and infections are most acute in states that pursued reckless reopenings.
In latest attack on immigrants
By Sam Dalton, 31 July 2020
A recent Supreme Court ruling has allowed the White House to make a new attack on the program.
By Aaron Murch, 31 July 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic worsens millions workers are faced with an impossible situation, go to work and possibly die on the job, or stay home and face eviction.
By Samuel Davidson, 31 July 2020
A wave of layoffs swept the industry even before the pandemic, but the economic collapse over the last several months has spurred mining companies to accelerate their attacks on jobs.
By Jerry White, 31 July 2020
Even as the US economy suffers its sharpest contraction in history and the death toll from the pandemic surpasses 155,000, the private fortunes of America’s billionaires continue to rise.
31 July 2020
This letter from David North was written in response to Pichai’s testimony on Wednesday before the House Committee on the Judiciary, in which he acknowledged complaints from the WSWS of censorship by Google.
By Oscar Grenfell, 31 July 2020
The documents provided the world’s population with an unprecedented insight into the first war crimes of the 21st century.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 July 2020
The illegal seizure of the protester in broad daylight signaled the readiness of the New York Police Department to use the authoritarian methods made infamous by Trump’s paramilitary forces in Portland.
By David Brown, 30 July 2020
The American Federation of Teachers resolved to limit safety strikes to locals “on a case-by-case basis as a last resort.”
By Tim Rivers, 30 July 2020
Management at the Saline, Michigan plant has not released the cause of death, but coronavirus is widely suspected.
By Patrick Martin, 30 July 2020
The former Obama national security advisor is identified with illegal wars, drone missile assassinations and an aggressive posture towards both Russia and China.
By Nick Beams, 30 July 2020
The massive intervention by the Fed and other central banks into financial markets beginning last March has raised fears, reflected in the soaring price for gold, that currencies are being debased.
As other mid-Michigan corporations carry out layoffs
By Luke Galvin, 30 July 2020
The latest round of layoffs at Dow further exposes the long-going exploitative and controlling nature of the company’s relationship with the Midland, Michigan region.
By Mike Head, 30 July 2020
The joint AUSMIN statement by top Australian and US officials broadcast all the Trump administration’s incendiary and unproven allegations against China.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 July 2020
Moderna’s exorbitant price point for its taxpayer subsidized vaccine exemplifies the corporate-financial elite’s exploitation of the coronavirus catastrophe for its selfish private gain.
In congressional testimony
By Barry Grey, 29 July 2020
The White House remains the cockpit of a conspiracy to destroy democratic rights and establish authoritarian rule in the United States.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 July 2020
Monahan denied that police used “excessive” force to clear out protesters from Lafayette Square despite testimony, video evidence and eyewitness accounts.
By Kevin Reed, 29 July 2020
The expiration of the enhanced federal unemployment benefit this week will drive millions of working class people across the US into desperate financial circumstances.
By Kate Randall, 29 July 2020
The US president continues to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 based on disproven scientific claims.
By Alan Gilman, 29 July 2020
Seventeen members of the Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19 since the weekend, exposing a complete disregard for basic safety precautions.
By Kristina Betinis, 29 July 2020
Driven by investor demands, GM is bringing in laid-off and temporary workers to keep production moving while refusing to disclose the number of sick workers in the plant.
By George Kirby, 29 July 2020
The medical center owned by the University of Michigan is cutting the jobs of hundreds of nurses, emergency technicians and other hospital workers.
By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2020
By declaring the defeat of Chinese “tyranny” the aim of American foreign policy, the Trump administration has greatly intensified confrontation with China, with an all-but explicit call for regime-change.
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 29 July 2020
In a tweet Monday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided his summary of Marx’s great work on capitalist political economy: “Das Kapital in a nutshell,” Musk wrote, is “Gib me dat for free.”
By Patrick Martin, 28 July 2020
The savage class war proposal is the start of “negotiations” with the Democrats in which the outcome is already assured: a severe reduction in working class living standards in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 July 2020
One hundred US Marshals and 50 Customs and Border Patrol agents specializing in “riot control” are en route or have already arrived as protests continue.
By Bryan Dyne, 28 July 2020
If a similar revision were made to the fatality rate across the US, more than 18,000 new deaths would have to be added to the national toll.
By Shannon Jones, 28 July 2020
The strike by 4,300 shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works in Maine has been isolated by the International Association of Machinists in the face of management strikebreaking.
By Brent Dylan, 28 July 2020
After an initial report on an outbreak, workers describe the unsafe conditions and corporate double speak.
By Kevin Reed, 28 July 2020
Lawyers for the former girlfriend and event organizer for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein filed a motion on Monday to keep “highly confidential” documents from the earlier case from being made public.
By Evan Blake, 28 July 2020
After waging years of strikes and protests against cuts to school funding and wages, educators in the US now face a direct confrontation with the Trump administration over its drive to reopen schools.
By Patrick Martin, 27 July 2020
The Trump administration and Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress are condemning millions of workers to destitution, hunger and homelessness.
By Evan Blake, 27 July 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic raging out of control, the Trump administration is escalating its homicidal campaign to reopen schools across the US.
By Zac Thorton, 27 July 2020
As the state’s schools move toward reopening, new data has provided a glimpse of the spread of COVID-19 among the state’s school-age children.
By Peter Symonds, 27 July 2020
Pompeo condemned those that “simply don’t have the ability, the courage to stand with us.”
As demonstrations erupt against Trump’s use of federal paramilitary police in Portland
By Jacob Crosse, 27 July 2020
Nationwide protests against police violence, which had receded in recent days, reignited in dozens of US cities over the weekend.
By Trévon Austin, 27 July 2020
In conjunction with a natural disaster, the coronavirus outbreak in the cross-border region threatens to spiral out of control.
By Isaac Finn, 27 July 2020
The FBI arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder for alleged corrupt connections involving the electric company FirstEnergy Corporation.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 27 July 2020
The Trump administration’s deployment of paramilitary forces throughout the United States is a major escalation of the attempt to organize a coup d’état in advance of the November presidential elections.
By Genevieve Leigh, 27 July 2020
The special paramilitary arm of Customs and Border Protection has been deployed to intimidate and terrorize young people and workers amid the greatest health, economic and political crisis in modern American history.
By David Walsh, 27 July 2020
Controversies have emerged at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the remarkable art museum, whose director has been accused of a conflict of interest and “a certain deafness on race.”
By Shannon Jones, 27 July 2020
As auto plants face staffing crises over COVID-19, the UAW chief tells workers considering early retirement, “Don’t do it.”
By Peter Symonds, 25 July 2020
By ruling out a return to the policy of “containment,” Pompeo’s speech marks a strategy aimed at regime change in Beijing.
By Kristina Betinis, 25 July 2020
Illinois Democratic lawmakers have made public statements aimed at assuaging public fears that the federal forces will crack down on anti-police violence protesters in Chicago, just as they have in Portland.
As the spread of COVID accelerates, Ford workers in Michigan and Kentucky denounce flouting of safety measures
By Tim Rivers, 25 July 2020
Ford workers in Michigan and Louisville, Kentucky describe the disregard of basic COVID-19 safety protections by management while the UAW works to suppress any opposition.
By Daniel de Vries, 25 July 2020
Faced with a financial crisis that threatens its survival, the MTA is planning devastating cuts to jobs and service.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 25 July 2020
The Iowa Department of Health cover-up occurred at the height of the “back to work campaign” and ongoing meat industry production.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 25 July 2020
The order would affect the distribution of federal funding as well as the apportionment of congressional seats.
By Jacob Crosse, 25 July 2020
In a slap at President Trump and Attorney General Barr, Federal District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein has ordered the release of former Trump confidant and disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen.
“People will not know what they lost until it is gone”
By Kayla Costa and Shuvu Batta, 25 July 2020
Postal workers have responded with outrage to leaked memos from USPS management which reveal plans for the accelerated privatization of the Postal Service.
By George Gallanis, 25 July 2020
The layoffs and dangers posed by the raging coronavirus pandemic require workers to form rank-and-file committees to fight for their lives and safety.
By Chase Lawrence, 25 July 2020
James Garcia, 28, was sitting alone in his car and under no suspicion of any crime when he was killed by police.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2020
The resurgence of COVID-19 is a result of the campaign by the Trump administration—with the assistance of the Democrats and the media—to force workers back on the job as the pandemic continues to rage.
By Kevin Reed, 25 July 2020
The Socialist Equality Party candidates Joseph Kishore for US President and Norissa Santa Cruz for US Vice President have appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for review of the July 8 ruling of Judge Sean Cox rejecting their lawsuit against Michigan ballot access requirements during the pandemic.
By Bryan Dyne, 24 July 2020
The spike in hospitalizations is the result of infections surging nationally, including more than 69,000 new cases today, along with 1,150 deaths, bringing the total known case count and death toll to 4.17 million and 147,000, respectively.
As paramilitary police tear gas Portland mayor and protesters
By Barry Grey, 24 July 2020
The Trump administration is stepping up its unconstitutional moves toward dictatorial rule, tear gassing the mayor of Portland, Oregon and announcing the deployment of federal police to additional cities.
By Nancy Hanover, 24 July 2020
Trump’s apparent climbdown from his insistence that schools must “fully” open “ASAP” indicates the deep crisis of the administration and growing fears of the political mobilization of educators, parents and students.
By Alice Summers, 24 July 2020
The hacking occurred under the premiership of Pedro Sánchez of the Spanish Socialist Party, which is now backed by the pseudo-left Podemos party.
By Jessica Goldstein, 24 July 2020
ArcelorMittal is seeking to offset financial setbacks from the pandemic by increasing the exploitation of its global workforce.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2020
The Democrats and Republicans are allowing the $600-a-week federal unemployment compensation supplement to expire, cutting off a lifeline for millions of jobless workers.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 July 2020
US billionaires continue to profit fabulously off the pandemic while millions face hunger, eviction, and joblessness.
By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2020
The White House is escalating the drive toward an authoritarian regime in America.
By Shannon Jones, 23 July 2020
Reports continue of spreading COVID-19 infections at US auto plants as Detroit automakers are making clear that they will not permit even temporary shutdowns for cleaning and quarantining.
By Bryan Dyne, 23 July 2020
Multiple countries yesterday set new records in their daily death tolls, case counts or both.
By Brian Dixon, 23 July 2020
Workers are protesting understaffing at the hospital, inadequate access to personal protective equipment, and management’s proposal to slash their benefits.
By Alex Johnson, 23 July 2020
The Illinois Nurses Association isolated the courageous two-week strike and then pushed through a deal that does nothing to address dangerously high patient-to-nurse ratios.
“They have put the needs of the 1 percent over the importance of human life”
By Linda Rios, 23 July 2020
Concerns about the lack of safety measures at the shipyard began to surface in late March, when a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
By Nick Beams, 23 July 2020
The main qualification of Judy Shelton in Trump’s eyes is that she has changed her economic views in line with changes in the occupancy of the White House.
Bodies of two workers still entombed at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans nearly one year later
By Aaron Murch, 23 July 2020
Ten months after the partial collapse of the Hard Rock hotel construction site collapse recovery, efforts are finally under way to retrieve the bodies of two workers still buried beneath the rubble.
By Mike Head, 23 July 2020
The White House, facing a massive domestic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking to divert internal tensions outward.
By Benjamin Mateus, 22 July 2020
The United States is in the unique position of being the only developed nation to face such a disastrous and expanding outbreak.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 July 2020
Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi are accused by the US government of hacking private computer networks with assistance from the Chinese government in order to steal intellectual property, including COVID-19 research.
By Joe Williams, 22 July 2020
The response of university administrators over the poor state of health care on college campuses is to seek immunity from any legal accountability.
By Sam Dalton, 22 July 2020
Amid an intensifying anti-immigrant and anti-China campaign, Trump’s tactical retreat from the July 6 ruling putting international students at risk of deportation is not any cause for celebration.
By Shuvu Batta, 22 July 2020
USPS outlined steps toward privatization in a memo announcing that mail deliveries would be delayed, and another directive prohibiting overtime and promising “more to come.”
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2020
The Trump administration’s plans to deploy federal paramilitary forces in major American cities is a sharp escalation of the assault on democratic rights and the establishment of police state forms of rule.
California judge rules that SEP candidates must collect physical signatures during pandemic or be excluded from ballot
By Kevin Reed, 22 July 2020
Federal District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee handed down a ruling on Tuesday against the lawsuit filed by the SEP, which argues that California’s ballot access laws are “effectively impossible” to satisfy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Tom Hall, 22 July 2020
The “strike” was a union-organized stunt endorsed by business, the corporate media and the Democratic Party to divert anger over police violence and unsafe working conditions along racial lines.
As opposition mounts to reopening of the schools
By Evan Blake, 21 July 2020
The campaign to reopen schools across the US, spearheaded by the Trump administration and supported by the entire political establishment, is provoking widespread opposition among educators.
By Kevin Reed, 21 July 2020
Trump said on Monday that he was extending the use of federal law enforcement officers to New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore and Oakland to arrest protesters.
By Trévon Austin, 21 July 2020
Fourteen large companies issued bonuses to executives within a month of filing for bankruptcy this year.
By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2020
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are preparing to slash or eliminate the $600 weekly unemployment supplement that has been a lifeline for millions of workers laid off during the pandemic.
By Jacob Crosse, 20 July 2020
The extended weekly payment has been the target of venomous attacks by big business as a “disincentive” to work and is unlikely to be reinstated by Congress in its current form.
By Bryan Dyne, 20 July 2020
There are 14.6 million confirmed cases and 608,000 deaths worldwide, including just under 3.9 million cases and more than 143,000 deaths in the United States alone.
By Chase Lawrence, 20 July 2020
Nueces County, Texas saw the number of new COVID-19 cases skyrocket in July, infecting dozens of babies, and killing a baby less than six months old.
By Jessica Goldstein, 20 July 2020
Toledo Jeep workers report that there are more than 60 cases at the assembly complex, but FCA and the UAW refuse to halt production
By Isaac Finn, 20 July 2020
Last week, the University of Akron’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of eliminating positions from the university.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 20 July 2020
ICE reported the deaths of two men in custody over the last week, at least one of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 in early July.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 20 July 2020
At poultry giant Tyson, whose headquarters are located in Springdale, Arkansas, 13 percent of the workforce has contracted the virus.
By Luke Galvin, 20 July 2020
The workers were housed in cramped hotel rooms, with upwards of five workers per room.
From Selma to the CIA
20 July 2020
The outpouring of tributes from reactionaries and war criminals demonstrates the class role that Lewis came to play, despite his youthful part in asserting the democratic rights of African Americans.
By Benjamin Mateus, 18 July 2020
The number of daily new cases in the United States has tripled from a month ago amid a massive resurgence of the pandemic.
By Kate Randall, 18 July 2020
Dustin Lee Honken was the third prisoner executed in five days after a 17-year de facto moratorium on the gruesome practice at the federal level.
By Will McCalliss and Nancy Hanover, 18 July 2020
Amid the chaotic transition to online learning during the pandemic, a teenage girl has been taken into criminal custody for “failure to submit any schoolwork.”
By Steve Filips, 18 July 2020
The unions have not taken any action to fight for safety or defend jobs. Their only response has been to plead for another government bailout for the airlines.
By Barry Grey, 18 July 2020
The United States is most nakedly pursuing a nationalistic course, aimed at enriching American oligarchs and deploying the vaccine not as a means to save lives, but as a weapon against countries in the crosshairs of US imperialism.
As COVID-19 spreads at Toledo Jeep and other plants
By the FCA Jefferson North, Sterling Heights and Toledo Jeep Rank-and-File Safety Committees, 18 July 2020
The number of COVID-19 infections is rising all across the US, and emergency action has to be taken.