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.
By Patrick Martin, 11 October 2018
The leading Democratic Party-aligned newspaper joined the Republican president in gushing over the US Ambassador to the United Nations.
The case of Sydney Schanberg
By Barry Grey, 11 October 2018
The Times got rid of Schanberg because he was writing column after column exposing the Westway project—a $4 billion highway-luxury apartment development that was being avidly promoted by Trump and his fellow real estate speculators.
By the IYSSE at UIC, 11 October 2018
Among the many students who oppose the school’s partnership with the CIA is a medical student who told the IYSSE, “The CIA is the greatest terrorist organization in the world, and now it wants its tentacles on our campus.”
By Leslie Murtagh, 11 October 2018
New York University’s DC campus, heavily funded by the Department of Defense and military-affiliated philanthropists, operates as a conference hall and recruitment center for the intelligence agencies and armed forces.
By Kevin Martinez and Kathleen Martin, 10 October 2018
The determination of workers contrasted sharply with the efforts of UNITE HERE to promote local Democratic Party politicians.
“It proves they aren’t fighting for us but against us”
By Will Morrow, 10 October 2018
Yesterday we spoke with Irene, an ex-homeless UPS worker who has been at UPS for 10 years.
By Joseph Lorenz, 10 October 2018
John Rubadeau, who has more than three decades at the university, was fired by the English Department on the basis of unspecified allegations.
Deadliest US transportation incident since 2009
By Josh Varlin, 10 October 2018
The limo company, owned by a valued FBI agent provocateur, had failed 80 percent of inspections over the last two years, yet remained in business.
By Jerry White, 10 October 2018
The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) and Teamsters United (TU) oppose preparations for a national strike, which would bring workers into direct conflict with the entire Teamsters apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2018
The thoroughly right-wing campaign waged by the Democratic Party over the Kavanaugh nomination, focused solely on allegations of sexual assault, has set the tone for the US congressional elections.
By our reporters, 9 October 2018
There is widespread and growing distrust and skepticism among workers about the officially reported figures for both the vote and the turnout.
By Kevin Martinez, 9 October 2018
Nationwide, 7,700 workers from 23 hotels are now on strike in eight cities, demanding better pay and safer working conditions.
By Marcus Day, 9 October 2018
Under increasing pressure from Wall Street, Ford announced further restructuring efforts last week, including the planned elimination of thousands of salaried positions.
By Joseph Lorenz, 9 October 2018
In a statement announcing his resignation from the medical staff, Dr. Ted Schreiber said, “Unfortunately, the current focus of some in health care is on profits and stock holder value.”
By Tom Hall, 9 October 2018
Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell is both an auto heiress and the latest iteration of a political dynasty that has dominated the Detroit Downriver area for 85 years.
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2018
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh marks a further major step to the right by the highest US court.
By a WSWS reporting team, 8 October 2018
The 160 strikers in Detroit include housekeepers, cashiers, servers, barmen and desk personnel, who have had no substantial pay rise since 2008.
By Nick Barrickman, 8 October 2018
The DSA is an instrument for boosting the right-wing, militarist Democratic Party by providing it with a “left” cover.
Deadliest US transportation incident since 2009
By Josh Varlin, 8 October 2018
The tragedy underscores the dangerous state of roads in the US.
The fifth death in two years
By Jacob Crosse, 8 October 2018
The tragic and preventable deaths in Wisconsin Rapids reflect an upward trend in suicides throughout the United States’ overcrowded, backlogged and brutal jail and prison system.
By Jerry White, 8 October 2018
The naked fact is that the rank and file voted down the contract and the Teamsters union is despotically ignoring their vote and imposing it anyway.
By Josh Varlin, 8 October 2018
Socialist Alternative’s political activity consists for the most part in promoting the Democratic Socialists of America and supposedly “progressive” Democrats.
By Will Morrow, 6 October 2018
Workers voted by 54.7 percent to reject the sellout contract backed by UPS management and the Teamsters union, as other UPS workers also rejected sellout contracts.
By Eric London, 6 October 2018
Friday’s 51–49 cloture vote all but secures the confirmation of the arch-reactionary to what will be the most right-wing court in over a century.
By Tom Hall, 6 October 2018
Sanders immediately abandoned his criticism of Jeff Bezos after the company’s cynical publicity stunt, and embraced him as a great reformer.
By Jessica Goldstein, 6 October 2018
The trial and guilty verdict followed an attempted cover-up of the murder by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department.
By Dan Conway, 6 October 2018
The union for Los Angeles teachers is fighting to block strike action, despite teachers working without a contract and authorizing a strike.
By Matthew Taylor, 6 October 2018
The four countries cited in the lawsuit represent nearly 300,000 of the 437,000 refugees who are currently receiving TPS in the United States.
“Behind every great fortune there is a great crime” – Honoré de Balzac
By Barry Grey, 6 October 2018
The picture of criminality and corruption that emerges from the Times report is one that characterizes not just the Trump clan, but the corporate-financial oligarchy as a whole.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 October 2018
Pence’s speech came amid reports that the Pentagon is preparing massive and provocative military exercises as a show of force against China.
By Robert Stevens, 5 October 2018
To frame the demand for the seven arrests, the US utilised all the material gathered by its NATO allies against Russia over the Skripal/novichok affair.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2018
The Democratic Party is focusing solely on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as the Republicans move forward to a vote on the right-wing nominee.
By Will Morrow, 5 October 2018
As far as the union is concerned, workers have the right to vote, as long as they vote the right way.
By Kevin Reed, 5 October 2018
Hackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s “View As” feature to gain access to user account details.
By John Marion, 5 October 2018
The picket is part of the walkout by 1,500 workers against the Marriott International hotel chain in Boston.
By Shannon Jones, 5 October 2018
Workers at FCA’s transmission operations tell of mood of anger and frustration over the refusal of the UAW to provide any information, let alone lead a fight, over unresolved health and safety issues.
By Andre Damon, 5 October 2018
The Atlantic Council, a key partner in social media companies’ drive to censor the internet, has published a summary of a US special forces conference outlining a plan for systematically gutting the freedom of expression.
By Eric London, 5 October 2018
The historical development of the presumption of innocence is a centuries-long battle for due process and enlightenment against irrationalism, lynch mob justice and arbitrary state repression.
By Patrick Martin, 5 October 2018
Wednesday’s nationwide test of the “Presidential Alert” system raises concerns about the growing threat to democratic rights.
Socialist Equality Party candidate Niles Niemuth speaks in Ann Arbor on the right to universal health care
By our reporter, 5 October 2018
Niles explained how the fight for universal health care is bound up with the fight against all other attacks on the working class and above all, with the fight for socialism.
By Eric London, 4 October 2018
The “raise” announced by Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is a publicity stunt aimed above all at preventing an explosion of the class struggle.
By Norisa Diaz, 4 October 2018
An unexpected visit from DHS inspectors found three quarters of the cells had nooses hanging from overhead pipes at a California immigrant detention center.
Forbes 400 List
By Alec Andersen, 4 October 2018
The net worth of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest individual, grew by $78.5 billion over the past year.
“We are just new slaves”
By George Marlowe, 4 October 2018
From the start of the strike in Chicago, the UNITE HERE union has sought to isolate workers by signing piecemeal deals with one hotel chain after another.
The International Socialist Organization mobilizes behind Democrats’ right-wing diversion on Kavanaugh
By Barry Grey, 4 October 2018
The US pseudo-left has seized on allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh to intensify its promotion of #MeToo and the Democratic Party’s campaign in the November elections.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 October 2018
The threat by the US envoy Kay Bailey Hutchison to “take out” Russian missiles raises the specter of a nuclear Third World War.
By Nick Beams, 3 October 2018
In a manner recalling a Mafia don, Trump made clear that the threat of auto tariffs was central in securing the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2018
Democratic challengers seeking Republican congressional seats, particularly those with a military-intelligence background, are pushing for ever greater military spending.
By Jerry White, 3 October 2018
With anger growing over poverty level wages and sweatshop conditions at Amazon, the retail giant and logistics company will implement a small pay increase on November 1.
By our reporters, 3 October 2018
The Teamsters’ strategy of lies has been developed in collaboration with BerlinRosen, the Democratic Party-aligned public relations firm.
By Samuel Davidson, 3 October 2018
The United Steelworkers is seeking to push through a concessions contract with Cleveland-Cliffs that will set a precedent for cutting healthcare and keeping wages stagnant.
By Philip Guelpa, 3 October 2018
Nearly half a million affordable housing units were lost over the last dozen years, while there was a fourfold increase in high-end units during the same period.
By Andre Damon, 3 October 2018
The creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program on October 3, 2008, was the initial step in a massive redistribution of wealth and restructuring of class relations in the United States and internationally.
By David Walsh, 3 October 2018
The New York Times published an opinion piece by journalist Rebecca Traister headlined “Fury Is a Political Weapon. And Women Need to Wield It.” The piece is one of a number along the same lines that have appeared in recent weeks and months.
By Eric London, 2 October 2018
Immigration officials are rounding up hundreds of children at night and transporting them to a tent city in Texas.
By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2018
The revised trade pact forges a US-led North American protectionist trade bloc in preparation for economic and military conflict with Washington’s global rivals, above all China.
By Will Morrow and Zac Corrigan, 2 October 2018
Neighbors said the house was officially vacant but had been occupied by a homeless man for over two years.
By Adam Mclean, 2 October 2018
Truck drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California began a three-day strike Monday over their misclassification as “independent contractors.”
By Zac Thorton and Warren Duzak, 2 October 2018
Tennessee has a long history of deadly police violence against fleeing suspects.
Niles Niemuth brings Socialist Equality Party congressional campaign to US Steel workers in suburban Detroit
By our reporter, 2 October 2018
Niles addressed the issues confronting steelworkers, who have not had pay raises in years and face constant speedup and dangerous work conditions.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 October 2018
The interests of nurses cannot be separated from the fight to ensure the social right to health care through the abolition of the for-profit health care system.
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2018
The frenzy over Kavanaugh’s alleged actions as a 17-year-old is a diversion from any examination of his 30-year record as a reactionary opponent of democratic rights and the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 October 2018
The barren tent camp in the desert on the Mexican border is built to house up to 3,800 children.
By Jerry White, 1 October 2018
With social anger at plunging living standards boiling over, the unions are desperately seeking to divert opposition behind the election of Democratic Party candidates in November.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 September 2018
The Trump administration has announced a new rule requiring immigrants applying for permanent legal status or citizenship to report their credit scores and histories.
By Matthew Taylor, 29 September 2018
Two weeks after Hurricane Florence made landfall, residents throughout the Carolinas continue to suffer from its effects.
“The union is not for all of us”
By George Kirby and Shannon Jones, 29 September 2018
Workers at the global transmission company report that the UAW is withholding information regarding their contract.
By Eric London, 29 September 2018
The focus of the proceedings reflects the political priorities of the Democratic Party and the interests of the affluent social layers to which it is appealing.
By Alex Johnson, 29 September 2018
The following article is part of a series of articles dedicated to exposing the militarization of schools and universities.
By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2018
The Democratic Party has decided to wage its opposition to the reactionary Supreme Court nominee on the most degraded and right-wing basis possible.
By Jerry White, 28 September 2018
The central bank executives understand that investors tend to make far more money when the sword of mass unemployment hangs over workers’ heads.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 September 2018
The US media has all but ignored the escalating slaughter in the two countries as well as the clear evidence of Washington’s war crimes.
By Tom Eley, 28 September 2018
The bill will do little to slow the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and death.
By Matthew Brennan, 28 September 2018
The foundation of Victors Care is that it grants easier and faster access to physicians, as well as comprehensive preventive care, for those who can afford to pay an additional $3,600 per year out of pocket.
By Tim Rivers, 28 September 2018
Less than 24 hours before a Michigan contractors’ association was set to begin hiring scab replacements for 2,000 roadway construction workers it had locked out, Operating Engineers Local 324 ordered its members to return to work without a contract or any resolution to the dispute that has closed 164 road building projects for more than three weeks.
By Jessica Goldstein, 28 September 2018
After a unanimous vote to authorize a walkout, pressure is growing from rank-and-file workers to launch the first national strike since 1986.
By Guillaume Garnier, 28 September 2018
Seven NYPD officers were arrested this month for their involvement in the administration of prostitution rings and illegal gambling.