By Lawrence Porter, 27 October 2018
With an average cost for a funeral with cremation at $6,800 and burial at $10,000, the phenomenon of unclaimed bodies and burial crises is nationwide.
As federal judge orders Georgia to count tossed-out ballots
By Kranti Kumara, 27 October 2018
The issue of deliberate voter suppression has become a highly contentious issue with less than two weeks before Election Day.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 October 2018
American workers must come to the defense of immigrants and refugees as the Trump administration threatens to close the border and turn armed troops against working class men, women and children.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 October 2018
CIA Director Gina Haspel, dispatched to Turkey to investigate the murder of the Saudi journalist, has intimate familiarity with acts of torture and tapes recording them.
“We should all be fighting together”
By George Marlowe, 26 October 2018
After defying the UPS workers’ “no” vote, the Teamsters is isolating thousands of Chicago-area workers.
The UAW is “letting the company get away with anything”
By our reporter, 26 October 2018
An interview posted by the WSWS with a veteran worker at Ford Woodhaven Stamping where a young autoworker died last year has gained wide readership.
By Dan Conway and Nancy Hanover, 26 October 2018
Despite more than 18 months of negotiations and three mediation sessions that have gone nowhere, the union continues to block strike action by teachers.
By Alexander Fangmann, 26 October 2018
The death adds to the growing toll exacted by dangerous working conditions related to the drive by Ford, abetted by the UAW, to increase production and profits.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2018
The American media has dropped virtually all other topics to focus its attention on the mail bombs sent to eight leading Democrats or public critics of Trump.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 October 2018
Obama is visiting Cass Tech High School in Detroit in an effort to convince workers once again that the Democratic Party, a right-wing, pro-capitalist and pro-war party, represents their interests.
By Will Morrow, 25 October 2018
The continuous growth in profits is facilitated by the Teamsters union, which functions as an instrument of UPS management and cheap labor contractor.
By Patrick Martin, 25 October 2018
None of the devices exploded and no one was injured, even though two of the bombs reached the offices of CNN and a Florida congresswoman.
By Nick Beams, 25 October 2018
The tech-heavy NASDAQ index has dropped by its biggest amount in seven years, having fallen by 12 percent since its peak in August.
By Alan Whyte, 25 October 2018
The statistics highlight a fiscal and infrastructure disaster in the making.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 October 2018
Workers in the US must unite with workers in Mexico and Central America to ensure the safe passage into the country of the several thousand workers making their way towards the US-Mexico border.
By David Walsh, 25 October 2018
The article inadvertently points toward an important truth: the #MeToo campaign is fundamentally an effort by a layer of upper-middle class women to advance their economic interests at the expense of their male rivals.
Build rank and file strike committees
By Kevin Martinez, 25 October 2018
More than 8,000 hotel workers are currently on strike in nine cities, but the UNITE HERE union is isolating the struggle and preparing its defeat.
$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
By Kayla Costa, 25 October 2018
The top 24 lottery jackpots in United States history have all occurred since the 2008–09 financial crash.
By Barry Grey, 24 October 2018
In speeches in the run-up to the November 6 mid-term elections, Trump has seized on the Central American caravan to step up his appeal to fascistic elements in the Republican base.
As refugee caravan heads north
By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2018
Amid Trump’s demagogy about deploying the army to the border and cutting all aid to Central America, US immigration officials are preparing new repressive measures against refugees.
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings
“Temporary part-timers are treated like slaves”
By Jerry White, 24 October 2018
A veteran worker describes the oppressive conditions at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping plant, which contributed to the tragic death of young autoworker Jacoby Hennings.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2018
Two weeks before the US congressional elections, the outlines of a reactionary deal between the Trump administration and the Democratic Party are coming into view.
By Dan Conway, 23 October 2018
The Los Angeles Times recently published a report documenting the role of eight wealthy San Francisco families in bankrolling the political career of Democrat Gavin Newsom.
By Marcus Day, 23 October 2018
Details continue to emerge of the sellout deal the UAW attempted to push through at an October 14 ratification vote.
By Brian Brown and Jeff Lusanne, 23 October 2018
Chicago’s Lyric Opera attempted to make drastic cuts to its orchestra, and managed to push through several of its demands despite a five-day strike by orchestra musicians.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2018
Under conditions of mounting social opposition and escalating plans for military conflict, the US political establishment is moving to ever more brazenly implement internet censorship.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 October 2018
The caravan is becoming a symbol of working class internationalism and is being denounced by every government in North and Central America.
By Lawrence Porter, 22 October 2018
Police raids following an anonymous tip and a lawsuit have uncovered dozens of fetuses, several children’s bodies and hundreds of containers of human remains.
By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2018
As it targets Russia, China and other major powers, Washington is scrapping the entire framework of nuclear arms control that emerged from the Cold War.
By Clara Weiss, 22 October 2018
The event at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute was a stark testimony to the advanced preparations for a US-backed color revolution in Russia.
By Matthew Brennan, 22 October 2018
The candidate brought his “revolution” to Ann Arbor Michigan to drum up support for establishment and right-wing political candidates.
“The union rammed all these things down our throats”
By Will Morrow, 22 October 2018
Workers have reported that management has already begun to implement the terms of the illegitimate contract.
By Tom Carter, 22 October 2018
This event exposes the close ties between a faction of the Republican Party and the political gutter of open racists, bigots and the “alt-right.”
Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America hold election rally for Democrats in Chicago
By Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2018
The pseudo-lefts are collaborating to refurbish the image of the increasingly right-wing Democratic Party, which is running an unprecedented number of CIA agents in the midterms.
By the WSWS Steelworker Newsletter, 22 October 2018
Form rank-and-file committees to mobilize all steelworkers in a common fight!
By Eric London, 20 October 2018
Hundreds of women and children were injured in the crackdown on a narrow bridge over the river separating Mexico and Guatemala.
By Gabriel Black, 20 October 2018
In 2017, the top one percent of US wage earners received their highest paychecks ever, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
By Matthew Taylor, 20 October 2018
Thousands are homeless one week after the category four storm made landfall.
By Shelley Connor, 20 October 2018
In a move to counter the growing federal deficit, Trump has called upon each Cabinet secretary to cut spending.
By Evelyn Rios, 20 October 2018
AFSCME and other unions at UC are working overtime to prevent any significant struggle by workers, and sabotage it if it erupts anyway.
As Trump administration prepares to withdraw from nuclear missile treaty
By Will Morrow, 20 October 2018
The charges have been released without the slightest evidence, but have immediately been accepted as gospel and amplified by the American media.
Still no investigation into death of young autoworker
By Jerry White, 20 October 2018
A year after the tragic loss of this young Ford worker, family, friends and co-workers continue to demand the truth about his sudden and untimely death.
By Eric London, 19 October 2018
Trump, with the complicity of the Democrats, has invoked the phony “threat” of the immigrant caravan to whip up xenophobia before the midterm elections.
By Ed Hightower, 19 October 2018
Affirmative action policies seek to conceal the class division in society while permitting the political right to pose as defenders of equal protection.
By Isaac Finn, 19 October 2018
Protesters gathered outside of NYU’s business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.
By Shannon Jones, 19 October 2018
Temporary layoffs affecting more than 3,000 employees have hit Fiat Chrysler workers at two Kokomo, Indiana transmission plants.
By Niles Niemuth, 19 October 2018
Amid growing opposition to capitalism and interest in socialism, Sanders plays a critical role in directing oppositional sentiments back behind the Democratic Party.
By Daniel de Vries, 18 October 2018
A debate Tuesday evening in Staten Island demonstrated the right-wing character of the Democratic Party’s opposition to Trump.
By Patrick Martin, 18 October 2018
The sheer scale of the fundraising and spending demonstrates the profoundly anti-democratic character of the American political system.
By Matthew MacEgan and Jean Bellevie, 18 October 2018
Democrat Andrew Gillum is being falsely portrayed as a progressive, left-wing candidate by both his supporters and his Republican opponent.
By Andrea Lobo, 18 October 2018
Thousands of refugees are fleeing rampant violence and poverty imposed by the economic plundering and political meddling of US imperialism.
By Marcus Day, 18 October 2018
Following the overwhelming “no” vote Sunday, UAW officials have sought to placate workers’ anger and denounced the WSWS’s widely-shared article as “lies.”
By Will Morrow, 18 October 2018
If the Teamsters leadership has so far been able to suppress opposition to its defiance of workers’ “no” vote, it is thanks only to its loyal opposition in the TDU.
By Leslie Murtagh and Daniel de Vries, 18 October 2018
The suicide shines a spotlight on the dire conditions facing drivers of the approximately 80,000 cars in New York City affiliated with ride-sharing app companies.
By Eric London, 18 October 2018
The WSWS spoke to one of the authors of a recent study exposing the charlatanry that dominates postmodern-obsessed academic circles.
By Barry Grey, 18 October 2018
Friedman poses the problem of how to respond to the murder of Khashoggi from the “practical” standpoint of imperialist Realpolitik.
Socialist Equality Party Congressional candidate Niles Niemuth visits Detroit hotel workers’ picket line
By our reporter, 18 October 2018
Workers on strike at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit spoke with the SEP’s candidate for Michigan’s 12th congressional district Wednesday about their struggle and the broader issues facing working people.
By Anthony del Olmo with the IYSSE at SDSU, 18 October 2018
Over the past several decades, universities in San Diego have developed into key assets for US militarism by becoming regional hubs for military training programs.
55 Strong, Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike
By Nancy Hanover, 18 October 2018
A new book promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is centered on the lie that the West Virginia teachers’ strike, which set off the series of strikes nationally last spring, was a “victory” in which the unions played a heroic role.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 17 October 2018
Amnesty International reveals thousands of children have been separated from relatives for supposed fraud and defines separation as a form of torture under US and international law.
By our reporters, 17 October 2018
“Nobody can afford rising health costs and still make ends meet on our pay.”
By Patrick Martin, 16 October 2018
President Trump’s visit to the devastated area Monday was a cynical and empty display, under conditions where there will be little federal aid to rebuild the region.
Striking hotel workers starved on meager or no strike pay
By Jerry White, 16 October 2018
Hotel workers currently on strike in the US are getting meager or no strike pay, meted out by “unions” that are in fact businesses—cheap labor contractors run by well-paid corporate managers.
By Tom Carter, 16 October 2018
Amazon workers have reported to the International Amazon Workers Voice that the pay changes have been accompanied by a general “tightening up” of the tyrannical internal regime in the warehouses.
By Kate Randall, 16 October 2018
The ruling invalidating the state’s 37-year-old death penalty law makes Washington the latest in a string of states in recent years to abandon capital punishment.
“We voted to go on strike, then they presented us with a BS contract”
By Marcus Day, 16 October 2018
The vote is a further demonstration of workers’ determination to fight back against decades of declining wages, benefits, and working conditions.
By Jessica Goldstein, 16 October 2018
Rank-and-file steelworkers must begin to mobilize now to demand time to study and discuss the full contract before any vote on this latest sellout deal.
By Trévon Austin, 16 October 2018
Tens of thousands of workers at Sears are the latest victims of the ongoing “retail apocalypse” in the United States.
By Nick Barrickman, 16 October 2018
Bush is guilty of war crimes of the highest order, but they are crimes that the entire political establishment supports and is pledged to continue.
By Andre Damon, 15 October 2018
The social media monopoly’s removal of left-wing news pages with millions of followers is the latest step in a conspiracy by the state and the technology giants to censor the internet.
By James Cogan, 15 October 2018
Ecuador’s decision does not end the danger Assange faces or his effective imprisonment inside the small embassy building in London.
By Alex Lantier, 15 October 2018
Evidence that America’s closest Arab Middle East ally murdered a well known journalist exposes the criminality of the entire global financial aristocracy.
By our reporters, 15 October 2018
A worker from southern California reported that during balloting on the contract, UPS management asked workers how they voted and whether they wanted to change their vote.
By Matthew Taylor, 15 October 2018
Hurricane Michael is now considered to be the third most powerful storm to impact the US.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 15 October 2018
The proposal to force parents to choose between separation and deportation to war-torn Central America is a form of emotional torture.
By David Walsh, 15 October 2018
Judge James Burke took the action after it came to light that a New York City police detective had failed to report an interview with a friend of one of the complainants, Lucia Evans, which casts doubt on her version of events.
By Benjamin Mateus, 15 October 2018
The decision means that Brandon Ternand will not face any discipline for the murder and will be reinstated to active duty with back pay.
By John Marion, 15 October 2018
Another incident by a gas utility has been linked to overpressurization of gas lines.
SEP holds campaign rally at FCA Warren Stamping plant
By Tim Rivers, 15 October 2018
Autoworkers gave SEP congressional candidate Niles Niemuth a warm welcome at a plant gate rally Saturday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan.
By Andre Damon, 13 October 2018
PropOrNot, an organization that published a blacklist of oppositional media organizations in 2016, hailed Facebook’s actions as the precursor to shutting down the targeted organizations' web sites.
By our reporters, 13 October 2018
The workers are rebelling against poverty level wages and inadequate benefits that have left many struggling to keep their heads above water.
By Kate Randall, 13 October 2018
Mexico Beach, Florida, known for its pristine beaches, fishing and boating, now resembles a war zone, with 95 percent of its structures uninhabitable.
By Clara Weiss, 13 October 2018
Underlying the push toward improving ties with imperialism are the growing class tensions in Russia itself.
By Eric London, 13 October 2018
Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian have struck a well-timed blow against postmodernism, a reactionary obstacle to the development of scientific socialist consciousness.
By Kevin Martinez, 13 October 2018
The famous whistleblower of the “Pentagon Papers” provides a disturbing and timely memoir of his days preparing nuclear war policies for the Pentagon.
By Andre Damon, 12 October 2018
In a sweeping assault on democratic rights, Facebook has carried out a purge of oppositional media pages with millions of followers.
By Mike Head, 12 October 2018
The timing of the unprecedented extradition points to a new stage in the US drive to prevent China from becoming an economic or military threat to US global hegemony.
By Daniel de Vries, 12 October 2018
The death toll, which currently stands at six, will almost certainly rise as emergency personnel gain access to more communities laid to waste by the storm.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2018
The billionaire’s political career demonstrates the fundamental identity of the two corporate-controlled parties that comprise the US two-party system.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2018
Lara Alqasem, 22, was targeted because she is president of the University of Florida’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, which supports the BDS campaign against Israel.
As union ignores strike authorization votes
By Shelley Connor, 12 October 2018
The United Steelworkers continues to force US Steel and ArcelorMittal workers to stay on the job, despite unanimous strike votes.
As APWU keeps workers on the job
By George Marlowe, 12 October 2018
Postal workers in more than 140 cities protested Trump’s privatization proposals while unions keep 200,000 workers on the job weeks after their contract expired on September 20.
By Lawrence Porter, 12 October 2018
A new report on lead and copper in Detroit schools reveals the acute health dangers facing working class families due to the massive deterioration in education funding.
By Guillaume Garnier, 12 October 2018
The neglect of infrastructure maintenance for decades has allowed the conditions of the subway and interstate rail systems to physically collapse.
By Tom Peters, 12 October 2018
Scott Brown, the ambassador appointed by Trump, is escalating the anti-Chinese campaign in New Zealand to align the country more closely with US war preparations.
By Genevieve Leigh, 12 October 2018
Grenell’s piece is an extreme example of the obsession with gender and race that has infected the upper middle class and the pages of the New York Times in particular.
By Eric London, 11 October 2018
In one case, AP reports, “It took 28 minutes for a judge in a rural courthouse” to transfer guardianship of a toddler, without even notifying her mother.
By Matthew Taylor, 11 October 2018
The storm is one of the most powerful on record to impact the US
By our reporters, 11 October 2018
In order to push through the contract, Teamsters officials have dredged up a never-used obscure clause in the union constitution, stuck in 30 years ago.
By our reporters, 11 October 2018
Musicians at Chicago’s Lyric Opera have gone on strike as funding to the arts is drastically cut in the United States.