By Alex Johnson, 17 July 2020
The pandemic has left approximately 5.4 million American workers uninsured between February and May, according to an analysis by the Families USA consumer advocacy group.
By Benjamin Mateus, 17 July 2020
Florida, Texas, Arizona and California are the worst hit, as well as other states in the deep South like Alabama.
By Benjamin Mateus and Jerry White, 17 July 2020
The nurses have taken a defiant stand not just for themselves but for all health care workers, but the unions are isolating their strike.
By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2020
Fiat Chrysler, with the aid of the United Auto Workers and the corporate media, continues to downplay the uncontrolled spread of the virus at the Toledo North Assembly Complex.
By Evan Blake, 17 July 2020
The principles of public health and science, which are in alignment with the social interests of the working class, stand diametrically opposed to the insatiable drive for profit.
By Jessica Goldstein, 17 July 2020
The number of new official jobless claims demonstrate a state of deep economic crisis for US capitalism.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2020
Preliminary data shows that nearly 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, a staggering increase of 5 percent from 2018, and that the toll will be even higher this year.
By Kevin Reed, 17 July 2020
The social media site was the target of a coordinated cyberattack on Wednesday in which the accounts of well-known individuals were taken over as part of a scheme to dupe the public out of their Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
By Kate Randall, 17 July 2020
For the second time in as many days, the highest US court vacated a lower court’s order, allowing a federal execution to proceed.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2020
Brad Parscale seems to have paid the price for the debacle of Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month.
By Kevin Martinez, 17 July 2020
New videos showing Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis police were unsealed by a judge on Wednesday, but were only viewable in the courthouse and could not be published by news organizations.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 July 2020
Jared Lakey died last year less than 48 hours after suffering a heart attack after being electrocuted and choked by police officers in Wilson, Oklahoma.
By Trévon Austin, 17 July 2020
As many as 25,000 stores and half of the malls in the US face closure.
By Peter Symonds, 17 July 2020
Confronted with an economic and social crisis at home and his own worsening election prospects, Trump is aggressively confronting China across a whole range of potentially explosive issues.
SEP candidates Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz respond to California state officials in ballot access lawsuit
By Alan Gilman, 17 July 2020
In a set of court filings Wednesday, the SEP candidates refuted point by point the arguments made by California state officials in an effort to keep them off the November ballot.
Rank-and-file safety committee demands immediate shut down
By Jerry White, 16 July 2020
With at least 40 confirmed cases in the plant, rank-and-file workers are demanding an immediate halt to production and universal testing.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2020
The one-day total of infections has set a new record of 71,670 and deaths are once again climbing.
By Hector Cordon and Julio Patron, 16 July 2020
Portland is being used by the Trump administration as a test case for the deployment of heavily armed federal agents to suppress popular protests against police brutality.
By Nick Beams, 16 July 2020
Major US banks are raking in billions of dollars through speculative operations financed by the massive intervention of the Fed into all corners of the financial markets.
By Mitch Marcus, 16 July 2020
PPP has been a boondoggle of monumental proportions, funneling essentially free cash to major corporations.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2020
Air Force helicopter pilot and war veteran Mary Jennings Hegar, a former Republican, will be the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Texas.
By Sam Dalton, 16 July 2020
As the virus’s spread in prisons continues unabated, a new study shows the COVID-19 death rate for US inmates is triple the population at large.
By Jessica Goldstein, 16 July 2020
Harley-Davidson’s restructuring plan will lead to a further casualization of its global workforce and the lowering of their wages.
By Kevin Reed, 16 July 2020
The bipartisan vote passed to the floor of the Senate a redraft of the bill which exploits online child sexual abuse as a cover to attack free speech and encrypted electronic communications.
By Ray Coleman, 16 July 2020
The latest amendments to the lawsuit filed by the ACLU implicate the Democratic administration of DC Mayor Bowser in the June 1 assault ordered by President Trump.
By Andre Damon, 16 July 2020
The massive run-up in stock prices has only one explanation: The capitalist state has put at the disposal of its masters in the financial oligarchy unlimited amounts of money.
By Benjamin Mateus, 15 July 2020
Hospitalizations are up 43 percent in California. Texas and Arizona are readying refrigerated trucks to store the overflow of bodies from inundated morgues.
By Kate Randall, 15 July 2020
In the modern history of the death penalty in the US, Daniel Lewis Lee’s execution stands out as a particularly egregious affront to due process and basic human rights.
By Peter Symonds, 15 July 2020
The Trump administration formally adopts the 2016 Hague ruling against Chinese claims in the sensitive, strategic waters, as it ramps up US naval provocations there.
By Renae Cassimeda, 15 July 2020
The reckless move to rapidly reopen schools coincides with the homicidal drive by the ruling class to force workers back on the job amid the deepening COVID-19 pandemic.
By Phyllis Steele, 15 July 2020
Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd, 61, died on June 26 after contracting COVID-19 as she and other teachers taught students remotely from a shared classroom.
By Kevin Reed, 15 July 2020
Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges that she participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring in the 1990s and was denied bail.
By Brent Dylan and Joseph Lorenz, 15 July 2020
One worker has died and 13 have been infected by COVID-19 at the DENSO thermal manufacturing plant in Battle Creek, Michigan that supplies parts for Toyota.
By Alex Findijs, 15 July 2020
The USDA promised to deliver $1.2 billion in food to families in need, but has delivered less than two-thirds of this amount so far.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 15 July 2020
The Southeastern states have seen sharp spikes in the rates of infection, hospitalization and death due to the coronavirus.
By Chase Lawrence, 14 July 2020
The rescinding of payments by the Arizona Department of Economic Security has affected workers who live out of state but had been employed in Arizona.
“We’re not going to compromise because this is our safety”
By Jessica Goldstein and Jerry White, 14 July 2020
Meatpacking workers in Greeley, Colorado walked out Friday and autoworkers are setting up rank-and-file safety committees to protect themselves from the deadly virus.
By Patrick Martin, 14 July 2020
At an appearance Monday, Trump continued to deny that the coronavirus is actually spreading in the United States, claiming the skyrocketing number of cases is due entirely to more testing.
By David Brown, 14 July 2020
As COVID-19 cases soar across the country, the AFT and NEA are striving to channel teachers’ anger over the forced reopening behind the right-wing presidential campaign of Democrat Joseph Biden.
By Sandy English and Steve Light, 14 July 2020
The announcement last week by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio that public schools would reopen on an alternating-day schedule has provoked concern and opposition among parents and educators.
By Chase Lawrence, 14 July 2020
Coronavirus skyrockets in Texas’ largest city as reopening continues.
By Marc Wells, 14 July 2020
The Los Angeles Apparel factory was shut down after months of reports and formal complaints filed by garment workers and advocacy groups.
By Kevin Reed, 14 July 2020
Government prosecutors have filed a motion in the case of Ghislaine Maxwell urging the court to deny her request for $5 million bail while she awaits trial on charges of assisting Jeffrey Epstein in sexually abusing underage girls in the 1990s.
Seventeen states and tens of universities file lawsuits against ICE attack on international students
By Sam Dalton, 14 July 2020
Even if the current set of lawsuits are successful, the immigration and educational rights of international students remain under threat.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 July 2020
The US is exerting maximum pressure on Iran, to cripple its economy and intimidate and starve its people, in the hope of effecting regime change.
Coronavirus infections skyrocket in the US
By Andre Damon, 14 July 2020
The uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in the United States is a social crime. Definite individuals, acting on behalf of the financial oligarchy, are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
Democratic California Governor Newsom argues that allowing SEP candidates on the ballot would cause “frustration of the democratic process”
By Isaac Finn, 14 July 2020
Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz are suing California for enforcing a 200,000-signature requirement. Yesterday, the candidates appealed a Michigan judge’s ruling against them to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
By Benjamin Mateus, 13 July 2020
The world has passed 13 million new cases of COVID-19, taking less than five days for an additional million cases.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2020
Stone’s convictions on perjury and other federal charges stemmed from the bogus anti-Russia campaign launched by the Democratic Party and sections of the military-intelligence establishment.
“I hate going into that hell hole”
Ford workers in Louisville denounce unsafe conditions as opposition grows to COVID-19 spread in auto plants
By Tim Rivers, 13 July 2020
Ford Louisville Assembly workers denounced the blatant disregard of health and safety by both management and the United Auto Workers.
By Kranti Kumara, 13 July 2020
The university reopening plans in Georgia come in the context of the Trump administration’s reactionary push for the reopening of industries and businesses
By Julio Patron, 13 July 2020
A lack of consistent running water will make it more difficult for frequent handwashing to limit the spread of the coronavirus which has already infected thousands on the island.
As new report indicates larger floods loom nationally
By Luke Galvin, 13 July 2020
Thus far the cost of the damages dealt to homes, businesses and buildings is an estimated $190 million in Midland County, with an additional $55 million for infrastructure damage.
By Evan Blake, 13 July 2020
The escalating campaign to reopen US schools in the fall, under conditions of an explosive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a key element of a conscious, bipartisan policy that will lead to countless preventable deaths.
By David Walsh, 13 July 2020
This lull demonstrates the extraordinary level of media manipulation and control involved in the launching and circulation of such campaigns.
By Renae Cassimeda and Norissa Santa Cruz, 13 July 2020
As workers in every industry unite across racial lines to fight against the Trump administration’s back-to-work campaign, Haymarket is promoting racial divisions and blaming teachers’ supposed “white privilege” for the crisis facing public education.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 13 July 2020
There is nothing democratic or progressive about the mandating of quotas of different races at schools or workplaces.
By Benjamin Mateus, 12 July 2020
The nurses voted 393 to 154 to defeat the contract proposed by the Illinois Nurses Association, which did nothing to reduce the dangerously high patient-to-nurse ratios.
By Shannon Jones, 11 July 2020
Fiat Chrysler Toledo Assembly workers in Ohio have decided to launch a rank-and-file safety committee, after similar committees were set up last month at two FCA plants in the Detroit area.
Toledo Fiat Chrysler workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to save lives amid COVID-19 rampage
By the Toledo Assembly Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 11 July 2020
After the outbreak of at least 31 COVID-19 cases at the plant, workers at FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex have formed a rank-and-file safety committee.
By Kate Randall, 11 July 2020
The United States is leading the global toll of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, with nearly 3.2 million cases and 134,092 deaths as of Friday evening, about a quarter of the global total.
By Barry Grey, 11 July 2020
Biden offered no opposition to Trump’s “back-to-work” drive, mass job destruction during the pandemic or the looming unemployment benefit cutoff.
By Benjamin Mateus, 11 July 2020
AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center nurses in Joliet should reject the Illinois Nurses Association's deal, which does nothing to address chronic understaffing.
“The decision to reopen schools shouldn’t be political. It should be made by medical experts.”
By Mitch Marcus and Kimie Saito, 11 July 2020
The WSWS spoke with two teachers about the dangerous push by the Trump administration to reopen schools in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic spirals out of control.
By Alan Gilman, 11 July 2020
Professional baseball, basketball, football and soccer are all attempting to resume play without live audiences, but dozens of athletes have fallen victim to coronavirus.
By Kevin Reed, 11 July 2020
Whatever the outcome of Maxwell’s arraignment on Tuesday, more revelations about the activities and relationships of Jeffrey Epstein and his confidante should be anticipated.
By Stephen Fuller, 11 July 2020
Tensions are high in the city after weeks of protests against police brutality in which hundreds have been arrested and police have rammed into protesters with their vehicles.
By Peter Symonds, 11 July 2020
Washington’s increasingly shrill campaign is part of a US confrontation across the full range of issues—diplomatic, economic and military—that are leading to war.
By Genevieve Leigh, 11 July 2020
The Biden-Sanders collaboration has produced a total repudiation of all of the central pillars of Sanders’ campaign, in the midst of an unprecedented social and political crisis of world capitalism.
By Clara Weiss, 11 July 2020
Netflix is currently streaming the mini-series documentary Lenox Hill, which focuses on four doctors at the hospital of the same name in New York’s Manhattan.
By Bryan Dyne, 10 July 2020
Another 1.3 million people filed for unemployment for the first time last week as 18.1 million placed continuing claims.
“This is going to kill us—not coronavirus, but how broken the health care system is”
By Jessica Goldstein, 10 July 2020
The nurse spoke to the WSWS after being furloughed for speaking out against a hospital’s corporate policies that discriminated against low-income patients during the pandemic.
By Shannon Jones, 10 July 2020
Management has put out a call for hundreds of additional scab replacements as the walkout by 4,300 shipbuilders is into its third week.
By John Burton, 10 July 2020
While Trump failed in his effort to assert absolute presidential immunity, the court rulings will push back any release of his financial documents until after the election.
Arrested Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell being monitored by federal officials over suicide concerns
By Kevin Reed, 10 July 2020
Anonymous federal officials say they fear Maxwell will take her own life while being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on charges of aiding Jeffrey Epstein in his sex ring and abuse of teenage girls in the 1990s.
“A large-scale struggle and strong opposition is needed”
By Elliott Murtagh, 10 July 2020
The WSWS spoke to students and faculty at the City University of New York about recent austerity measures.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 10 July 2020
The district court’s decision is not a serious legal ruling grounded in jurisprudence or reasoned analysis. It is a political decision aimed at barring socialists from the ballot.
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2020
Less than two weeks after it kicked off a media frenzy, the Times published an editorial effectively conceding that there was no factual basis for its reporting that Russian military intelligence had paid bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American soldiers.
An interview with Ed Achorn, author of Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
By Shannon Jones, 10 July 2020
In a recent conversation with the WSWS, Achorn discussed his book on Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address and weighed in on efforts to slander the president who won the Civil War and destroyed slavery in the United States.
By David Walsh, 10 July 2020
Dickens was one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century and a world-historical literary and cultural figure. In the English language, he is perhaps second only to William Shakespeare in enduring significance and popularity.
Mr. López Obrador goes to Washington
By Eric London, 9 July 2020
Obrador’s appearance with Trump yesterday will rank in history as among the most demeaning and sycophantic Washington visits by any Latin American head of state.
By Steve Filips, 9 July 2020
The threat by United to lay off 45 percent of its workforce is part of a widespread restructuring of the US and international airline industry.
By Ed Hightower, 9 July 2020
The court’s assault on workers takes the form of an assault on secularism.
“A rank-and-file safety committee is exactly what we need”
By Jerry White, 9 July 2020
Anger is reaching a breaking point at Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex after reports that supervisors, union officials and workers have contracted the disease.
By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2020
The presumptive Democratic nominee has outraised President Trump for two months in a row, thanks in part to a flood of corporate and billionaire money.
By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2020
With the airlines increasing flights and slashing jobs, Delta flight crew members spoke to the WSWS about working conditions during the pandemic
By our reporters, 9 July 2020
The Trump administration’s effort to use international students as a bargaining chip to force the reopening of colleges is part of a push to get the economy back open while also scapegoating immigrants for the pandemic.
Rutgers University announces hundreds of layoffs, intends to charge students full tuition in the fall
By Shuvu Batta, 9 July 2020
The layoffs and furloughs must be fought, and students must reject the enormous tuition and student loan debt that they are being compelled to pay for virtual courses.
By Chase Lawrence, 9 July 2020
James Garcia died Saturday after being shot multiple times as he was parked in the driveway of a friend’s house.
By Evan Blake, 9 July 2020
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump demanded that US schools reopen in the fall amid a raging pandemic, threatening the lives of thousands of teachers.
Federal judge backs Democrats, rules against SEP challenge to Michigan ballot access requirements during pandemic
By Kevin Reed, 9 July 2020
A Republican-appointed federal judge sided with Michigan Democrats on Wednesday and ruled against the Socialist Equality Party in its lawsuit to block the state’s unconstitutional rules for ballot access in the 2020 presidential elections.
As Trump demands full reopening of schools
By Bryan Dyne, 8 July 2020
Cities across the United States are being forced to ration coronavirus testing and are in danger of being compelled to ration treatment.
By David Brown, 8 July 2020
The Florida Department of Education is ordering schools to physically open in August, threatening the lives of teachers and students.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 July 2020
Striking nurses spoke to WSWS reporters about their demands for adequate staffing and safe working conditions.
By Kevin Reed, 8 July 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell is to appear in court on July 14 on charges of enticing minors to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.
By Ali Elhassan, 8 July 2020
The warnings by mental health experts about the traumatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health care workers are now being tragically borne out.
By Jacob Crosse, 8 July 2020
Information released Monday by the US Treasury and Small Business Administration reveals how the well-connected and rich helped themselves to billions of taxpayer dollars.
By Warren Duzak, 8 July 2020
Miguel Ordoñez died last month after being told by doctors at the Erlanger Medical Center to go home with nothing else but a prescription for Tylenol.
By Kristina Betinis, 8 July 2020
The spurt in violent crime, coinciding with the ongoing protests against police violence, is being used to justify a heightening of police repression.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 July 2020
Federal law enforcement agencies under the direction of the Trump administration are currently working with the Portland Police Bureau to suppress peaceful protests.