By Evan Blake, 14 October 2019
In total, Pacific Gas and Electric cut power to over 700,000 homes or businesses in two phases last Wednesday and Thursday, likely equivalent to over two million people.
By Aaron Murch, 14 October 2019
The area remains under evacuation, with at least 100 people being forced from their nearby homes due to the danger of further collapses.
By Owen Mullan and Sandy English, 14 October 2019
The tragic incident, involving six of the poorest people in the United States, is a product of the city’s social decay, the most unequal large American city.
By Roger Jordan, 14 October 2019
Canada’s social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government’s plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 October 2019
While Assange is subjected to what amounts to torture in a British prison, the war criminals he has done so much to expose walk free.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2019
The escalation of the US troop deployment in the region followed on the heels of a missile attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea.
By Tom Hall, 12 October 2019
Having isolated the strikers for four weeks, the UAW is moving to end the walkout on GM’s terms.
By Dan Conway, 12 October 2019
Fires burned throughout the Southern California region on Thursday and Friday, leading to deliberate power outages with dozens of homes and buildings destroyed.
By Nick Beams, 12 October 2019
The markets responded enthusiastically with the Dow finishing up by more than 300 points, but for all the celebrations, the agreement is very limited.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 October 2019
The Trump administration has ordered 16,000 migrants under the age of 18 to await their US immigration court hearings in Mexico, including nearly 500 infants.
By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2019
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s push for a de facto coalition with Trudeau’s Liberals is in keeping with the NDP’s traditions as a nationalist, pro-capitalist party allied with the union bureaucracy.
By Julio Patron, 12 October 2019
As the working class moves to the left, Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative are even more fully integrating themselves into the Democratic Party.
By Eric London, 9 October 2019
The UAW is keeping workers in the dark as the strike has forced furloughs or layoffs of at least 150,000 workers across the auto industry.
By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2019
The CIA official who filed a formal whistleblower complaint against Trump is being defended by those who spent eight years under the Obama administration persecuting whistleblowers.
By Kayla Costa, 9 October 2019
The development is a result of a recent group formed by workers at a delivery center in Sacramento, California, who submitted a petition of 78 signatures demanding the rehiring, full back pay, and paid time off for all part-time workers.
By Jessica Goldstein, 9 October 2019
The CDC investigation highlights the international character of the risk of silicosis, a deadly and incurable occupational lung disease, among stone fabrication workers.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2019
The Democrats have chosen quite deliberately to base their opposition to Trump on the most reactionary, anti-democratic grounds possible: support for the intelligence agencies and American imperialism.
By Barry Grey, 5 October 2019
On Friday, President Donald Trump stepped up his defiance of the impeachment inquiry launched by the Democrats with the support of the intelligence agencies.
By Tom Hall, 5 October 2019
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors are making “good progress” towards an agreement, UAW Vice President for GM Terry Dittes said in a letter published Friday evening.
By Marianne Arens, 5 October 2019
The company’s executive announced what is alleged to be its biggest ever reorganisation—a frontal attack on workers.
By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 5 October 2019
The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the teachers unions are terrified that a strike will result in a head-on clash with the hated Ford government and trigger a broader working-class challenge to the capitalist elite’s austerity agenda.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 October 2019
A list of potential targets found on Paul Hasson’s computer included the Democratic Party politicians and media figures routinely attacked by President Donald Trump and his supporters.
By Jacob Crosse, 5 October 2019
Police and government officials are investigating the death Adrian Gomez, 26, husband and father of two, who was killed when he became trapped in machinery.
By Philip Guelpa, 5 October 2019
Dangerous, antiquated conditions at the East New York bus depot are only one symptom of the severely deteriorated condition of the city’s transit system.
By Joseph Kishore, 28 September 2019
Both factions in the political warfare that has erupted in Washington are hostile to the democratic and social rights of the working class.
By Barry Grey, 28 September 2019
This latest move tightens the virtual ban on people fleeing poverty, violence and persecution around the world.
By Tom Hall, 28 September 2019
More than 200 autoworkers and other sections of the working class discussed an international perspective to win the General Motors strike in a call-in meeting Thursday hosted by the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter.
Sacramento, California killer cops return to work 18 months after murdering 22-year-old Stephon Clark
By Dan Conway, 28 September 2019
The two Sacramento, California, police officers who fatally shot unarmed Clark 20 times last year returned to work Thursday after no federal civil rights charges were brought against them.
By Kristina Betinis, 28 September 2019
The 94 percent authorization vote is a powerful expression of opposition to the conditions imposed by decades of Democratic mayoral administrations.
By Benjamin Mateus, 28 September 2019
The nurses returned to work on Wednesday without any resolution of their grievances.
By Naomi Spencer, 28 September 2019
A new report finds 36 of West Virginia’s 55 counties rank among the worst in the country for drinking water violations.
By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2019
The US president admitted Sunday that he had discussed with the Ukrainian president a possible investigation into Democrat Joe Biden and his son.
By Kevin Reed, 23 September 2019
The 26-page lawsuit is aimed at intimidating other whistleblowers and publishers who might be thinking about telling the truth and exposing the crimes of the US government.
By Bryan Dyne and Will Morrow, 21 September 2019
“Any talk about climate change must include socialism and the economic system.”
Climate strike protesters speak out: “There’s willful blindness on this issue, because fixing it conflicts with capitalism”
By our reporters, 21 September 2019
WSWS reporters spoke with climate strike protesters in cities around the globe.
By Tom Hall, 21 September 2019
Statements from credit agencies and the financial press demonstrate that striking GM workers are not simply confronting GM CEO Mary Barra and other executives, but the entire capitalist class.
“We will not submit, and we will not bow out.”
By Marcus Day and Evan Blake, 21 September 2019
Over 300 workers from the US, Mexico, Canada and other countries participated in the second WSWS Autoworker Newsletter online forum, with many expressing their desire to expand the GM strike.
“Go on strike ‘til you get it right!”
By Kathleen Martin, 21 September 2019
The former autoworker spoke to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter about life in the auto plants and why he supports the striking workers.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 September 2019
At least 30 Afghan farmers and day laborers were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday night in a US drone attack, despite previous notification given to local officials of farming activity in the area.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2019
The announcement followed a White House meeting between US President Donald Trump and his National Security Council to discuss proposals for military action against Iran.
By Benjamin Mateus, 21 September 2019
More than 2,200 nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center who conducted a one-day strike face a five-day lockout as temporary nurses were hired to fill in.
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren mixes anti-corruption demagogy with identity politics at New York City rally
By Sandy English, 21 September 2019
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren sought to bolster illusions that the Democratic Party is capable of reining in the domination of the US government by the super-rich.
By Tom Hall, 17 September 2019
Autoworkers must be warned: the intervention by the Trump administration is not in their interests. All of their demands will be swept aside on the basis of lying promises about “saving American jobs."
By Tom Hall, 17 September 2019
Autoworkers at the Wentzville, Missouri and Arlington, Texas assembly plants confirmed that GM is hiring strikebreakers to operate the plant during the strike.
“All the union officials should be put back on the line and work ten years as TPTs”
By Jerry White, 17 September 2019
On their first day on the picket lines, General Motors workers are expressing their determination to fight the auto giant. Workers are winning broad popular support for their stand in defense of health care and an end to the abuse of younger second-tier and temporary part-time (TPT) workers.
By Patrick Martin, 17 September 2019
Thousands of children have been subjected to intense trauma in the detention facilities of the Trump administration.
By Dmitri Church and Harvey Simpkins, 17 September 2019
The overwhelming votes changed the BSO musicians’ struggle from a summer lockout into a full-scale strike.
By our reporters, 16 September 2019
GM workers from the Flint Assembly and Romulus Engine plant spoke to the World Socialist Web Site on the issues behind the walkout of 46,000 GM workers.
By Naomi Spencer, 16 September 2019
The termination of critical healthcare services will have a deeply damaging impact on the communities, and potentially deadly consequences for individuals who rely on them.
By Gary Joad, 16 September 2019
During a nine-month period, 52 people were hospitalized and 16 individuals placed in intensive care units. Eighty percent of those contracting measles were children.
By Jacob Crosse, 16 September 2019
With the aid of state and local government officials, the Foxconn swindle rolls on even as job expectations fell short for the second year in a row.
UAW President Jones, former President Williams identified as co-conspirators in corruption scandal one day before contracts expire
By Tom Hall, 14 September 2019
With only hours to go before the expiration of the auto contract, the current and former presidents of the UAW have been exposed as gangsters and the “union” as a criminal syndicate.
By Shannon Jones, 14 September 2019
As the contract deadline for 158,000 autoworkers nears its expiration this weekend, workers at the Detroit automakers say they are ready to walk out to win back decades of concessions.
By Matthew Taylor, 14 September 2019
Both incidents reflect the growing threat of political violence from the far-right.
By Casey Gold, 14 September 2019
The jury’s verdict comes as a rejection of barbaric laws and the common practice of prosecutors excessively charging individuals for what amounts to non-criminal behavior.
By Kevin Martinez, 14 September 2019
The recent Supreme Court ruling effectively eliminating the right to asylum is but the latest and sharpest expression of the attack on the rights of immigrants.
By Kathleen Martin, 14 September 2019
The fire department immediately shut down the Stone Warehouse shop after the accident for multiple safety violations.
By Andrew Timon, 14 September 2019
After five train derailments so far this year—and an astounding 43 from 2014 to 2018—along with mass delays and commuter outrage over fare hikes, the MBTA is in crisis mode.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2019
The 10 candidates on the stage in Houston avoided any discussion of the deepening social crisis in America and the growing opposition to social inequality.
By Félix Gauthier and Richard Dufour, 14 September 2019
Fightback’s miserable apologetics for the union bureaucracy goes hand in hand with its promotion of Quebec nationalism.
BREAKING: UAW President Gary Jones, former President Williams are unnamed co-conspirators in latest corruption charges, Detroit News reports
By Tom Hall, 13 September 2019
The Detroit News reported Friday that Jones and Williams are “UAW Official A” and “UAW Official B” in Thursday’s criminal complaint against UAW Region 5 Director Vance Pearson.
By Tom Hall, 12 September 2019
The arrest, the 10th so far in the FBI corruption probe, greatly increases the possibility of criminal indictments against UAW President Gary Jones.
By Andre Damon, 10 September 2019
The Washington Post has published an editorial giving its stamp of approval to a report by the Hoover institution arguing that Chinese nationals and ethnic Chinese Americans potentially pose a national security threat to the United States.
By Kevin Reed, 10 September 2019
A ruling on September 4 in the US Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said that the Terrorist Screening Database violates the due process and equal protection rights of US citizens.
By Andrea Lobo, 10 September 2019
GM is trying to switch production to Silao to continue its massive extraction of profits in the event of a strike in the US, but Mexican autoworkers are expressing strong opposition to being further super-exploited, and much less being used as scab labor.
By Benjamin Mateus, 9 September 2019
The FDA has issued a public warning of a rapidly developing epidemic of severe lung illnesses associated with “vaping,” with 450 cases confirmed spanning 33 states.
“It’s our time”: US autoworkers denounce UAW corruption, vow to fight as contract deadline approaches
By our reporter, 3 September 2019
The exposure of widespread corruption in the United Auto Workers leadership has only hardened the resolve of US autoworkers to make gains in the upcoming contract fight.
By Norisa Diaz, 3 September 2019
Given the high likelihood that the remaining passengers will not be found alive, the fire on the Conception will rank among the deadliest maritime tragedies in California and US history.
By Adam McLean, 3 September 2019
Force-feeding typically can causes excruciating pain, is dangerous when performed on unwilling participants, and is recognized by international doctors’ associations as a form of torture.
By Owen Mullan, 3 September 2019
There is no doubt that the agency was tipped off on Xue Hui Zhang’s whereabouts in order to make his suit for repayment more difficult.
By Niles Niemuth, Tom Mackaman and David North, 3 September 2019
Roger Waters holds concert on Monday
By Joseph Kishore, 2 September 2019
Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are the victims of a monstrous criminal conspiracy, involving the most powerful governments in the world, the intelligence agencies and the corporate media.
Autoworkers conclude near-unanimous strike votes as corruption scandal targets charity run by UAW president
By Joseph Kishore, 31 August 2019
Strike votes over the past week have registered autoworkers’ determination to fight, with near unanimous votes in Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky, from 94 to 99 percent to authorize a strike.
By Nick Beams, 31 August 2019
An extraordinary intervention by former New York Federal Reserve president Bill Dudley reflects rising political tensions, fuelled by the growing prospect of a US recession.
By Michael Walters, 31 August 2019
After years of pay freezes, hundreds of College of DuPage teachers are determined to restore their wages and prevent further attacks on working conditions.
Home video security systems increasingly linked to US police departments in violation of democratic rights
By Kevin Reed, 31 August 2019
More than 400 police department partnerships have been established by Amazon’s Ring home security system across the US over the past year.
By Erik Schreiber, 31 August 2019
In violation of Fourth Amendment protection, the policy has targeted individuals who have not been accused of any crime.
By Roger Jordan, 31 August 2019
The October 21 federal election campaign will not seriously address any of the pressing issues confronting the working class, as all of Canada's establishment parties lurch to the right.
Only one-third of Americans believe Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide—so why does the New York Times?
By David Walsh, 31 August 2019
Three weeks of media propaganda to the effect that anyone who doubts the official story are under the influence of “conspiracy theories” has only had a limited effect. A stubborn percentage of the population continues to be skeptical.
By Kate Randall, 27 August 2019
Five years after Democratic government officials of Flint, Michigan exposed tens of thousands of people to lead in their drinking water, the residents of Newark, New Jersey are also being poisoned.
By Samuel Davidson and Patrick Martin, 27 August 2019
Even though the the 22,000 AT&T workers on strike in nine states throughout the South are determined to fight, the CWA union is doing everything possible to isolate and contain the struggle.
“We need to be paid back”
Autoworkers vote to strike, denounce UAW treachery ahead of contract deadline with GM, Ford and Chrysler
By our reporters, 27 August 2019
Nearly unanimous votes for strike authorization express the determination of autoworkers to reverse decades of concessions.
By Benjamin Mateus, 27 August 2019
While the $572 million judgment fell short of the $17 billion sought by the state, the court’s ruling was an unambiguous finding that the giant corporation deliberately downplayed the dangers of the opioids it manufactured.
By Dan Conway, 27 August 2019
After thousands of teachers flooded a meeting of the Clark County School District demanding their contractually-mandated raises, school board members abruptly ended the meeting before being escorted out by police.
By Jessica Goldstein, 27 August 2019
The announcement of the layoffs in East Chicago follows US Steel’s declaration earlier this month that up to 200 workers will lose their jobs at its Great Lakes Works facility outside Detroit.
“There’s a lot of people who are ready to get rid of them”
By Marcus Day, 26 August 2019
The expansion of the corruption scandal to UAW officials for GM has brought to the surface the simmering anger of workers over decades of union-enforced concessions.
By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2019
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are raking in the bulk of the high-dollar contributions being collected at fundraisers in the Hamptons and Cape Cod this month.
“This is a prison city”
By Alex González, 26 August 2019
Two hundred protesters staged sit-ins and blocked vans with migrants bound for deportation.
By Andy Thompson, 26 August 2019
Packaged food company Del Monte will lay off over 800 workers and close two plants in small towns in Illinois and Minnesota.
By Leslie Murtagh, 26 August 2019
Two utility workers conducting maintenance on a transmission power line in New York’s Hudson Valley region died this week when they came into contact with a wire that wasn’t supposed to be carrying electricity.
By Eric London, 26 August 2019
The largest strike in the American South in recent history captures a growing mood of militancy among workers worldwide.
By Andre Damon, 24 August 2019
Trump’s “order” for American companies to leave China marks a milestone in the global descent into economic nationalism and preparations for military conflict.
By Nick Beams, 24 August 2019
Tweets by Trump in response to tariff measures by Beijing were his most belligerent to date, taking aim not only against China, but US corporations and the Federal Reserve.
By our reporters, 24 August 2019
The balloting is taking place under conditions in which the union has been widely discredited by its role in forcing through decades of sellout contracts and an expanding corruption scandal.
By Kate Randall, 24 August 2019
The US Supreme Court denied Larry Swearingen’s appeal for a stay, clearing the way for his execution.
By Steve Filips, 24 August 2019
More than 200 workers at Special Metals rejected the company’s last contract proposal and have been on strike since last Saturday.
By Samuel Davidson, 24 August 2019
Workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, which is being shut down after a major explosion in June, will receive no severance pay and have had their healthcare coverage terminated.
By Mitch Marcus, 24 August 2019
Exposure to or ingestion of raw or partially treated sewage, as the city maintains is the case here, can cause immediate harmful effects.
By Nick Barrickman, 24 August 2019
In the third season of Justin Simien’s series, events culminate in a #MeToo-style attack on a popular professor.
By Jerry White, 20 August 2019
Ashton would be the highest-ranking UAW officer implicated in the corruption scandal that has already led to the conviction of UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell and three other top UAW officials on the 2015 UAW-Chrysler Bargaining Committee.