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.
Part 2: Unions work to diffuse swelling working-class opposition
By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 8 October 2018
By organizing a series of regional “days of action” in smaller cities, the union bureaucracy sought to allow workers to let off steam, while pledging to uphold Harris’ “constitutional mandate” to govern.
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 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.
By Don Knowland, 6 October 2018
For five decades the Mexican state has engaged in violence in order to crush political and social opposition, regardless of the political party in power.
“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.
Part 1: The significance of Harris’ “Common Sense Revolution”
By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 6 October 2018
Workers entering struggle against Doug Ford’s class-war assault must draw a political balance sheet of the last mass movement against an Ontario Conservative government and its strangling by the unions.
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 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 Patrick O’Connor, 3 October 2018
Any misstep or accident in East Asia’s sea and airspace now threatens to trigger a full-scale war between the rival nuclear-armed powers.
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 Keith Jones, 3 October 2018
Media claims of a swing right on the part of working people are belied by the major social struggles that have roiled Quebec since 2012.
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 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.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Part 2
Capernaum, Screwdriver, Rosie, The Public and Black 47: Socially critical films from the Middle East, Ireland and the US
By Joanne Laurier, 1 October 2018
Film writers and directors live in this world too. There must be those who reject upper-middle class triviality and self-involvement.
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 our reporters, 29 September 2018
The rise in support for the pseudo-left, pro-independence Québec Solidaire is a distorted expression of the growth of anti-austerity and anti-capitalist sentiment, especially among youth.
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.
By Mark Witkowski, 28 September 2018
The latest triannual US Census report on New York City housing reveals worsening conditions for the poorest New Yorkers.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018: Part 1
By David Walsh, 28 September 2018
The recent Toronto International Film Festival screened some 340 films (including 255 features) from 74 countries.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2018
Repeatedly invoking “sovereignty” and “patriotism,” while threatening military aggression and trade war, Trump’s speech left a distinct whiff of fascism at the UN General Assembly.
As new flooding forces evacuations in South Carolina
By Ed Hightower, 26 September 2018
The areas around Conway and Georgetown in coastal South Carolina continue to see massive flooding as rivers surge from last week’s record rains.
By Shannon Jones, 26 September 2018
The Snyder administration and road construction contractors are preparing to hire strikebreakers to replace some 2,000 locked out heavy equipment operators.
“Keep out your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
By Eric London, 26 September 2018
The explicit formalization of a class-based immigration system marks a turning point that will substantially alter the state of social relations in favor of the rich.
By Barry Grey, 24 September 2018
The Democrats will utilise Christine Blasey Ford’s assault allegations to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation and to advance their campaign for the November congressional elections.
By Isaac Finn, 24 September 2018
When asked whether she would support CIA Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez avoided a direct answer, saying that she would have to look at their “life experience.”
By Jacob Crosse, 24 September 2018
The families of the workers seized by federal agents have been given little information as to why they were detained or where they are being held.
By Harvey Simpkins, 24 September 2018
Even current green card holders could be subject to the new rule and lose their status as lawful permanent residents if, in certain circumstances, they leave the country and try to return.
By Tim Rivers, 24 September 2018
While preparing to deploy troops, Snyder brought in union leaders, who agreed to a "cooling-off" period after meeting with administration officials.
By Patrick Martin, 24 September 2018
While working people are looking for an alternative to the reactionary policies of the Trump administration, they will not find it in the Democratic Party.
By Nick Beams, 22 September 2018
The moves mark a further escalation of trade and military tensions between the US and China.
By Clara Weiss, 22 September 2018
The Clinton Foundation has released hundreds of pages of documents about conversations between US president Bill Clinton and Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
By Marcus Day, 22 September 2018
UNITE HERE Local 1 abruptly announced Thursday afternoon that a contract had been ratified at seven hotels in Chicago, while workers at 19 other hotels remain on strike.
“The economy did not recover for me under Obama”
By George Marlowe and Marcus Day, 22 September 2018
Chicago hotel workers spoke with the WSWS about the significance of their struggle prior to the announcement by the UNITE HERE union that it was shutting down the strike at many of the targeted hotels.
One week since gas explosions in Merrimack Valley
By John Marion, 22 September 2018
Governor Baker and Columbia Gas announced Friday that the restoration process may not be complete until November 19, leaving thousands of households and small businesses without gas for heat, hot water and cooking.
By Patrick Martin, 22 September 2018
The article posted on the newspaper’s website Friday afternoon caused shock waves in Washington and immediate denials from the official named, Rod Rosenstein.
By Eric London, 22 September 2018
The Democratic Party’s elevation of Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh is a political operation aimed at driving the entire political establishment further to the right.
By David Walsh, 22 September 2018
In an extraordinary act of political censorship, Buruma was forced out this week after he published an article by Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian radio broadcaster accused of sexual misconduct in 2014.
Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate Niles Niemuth speaks to students and youth at Wayne State University
By Tom Hall, 22 September 2018
The broad range of youth who attended the meeting heard an explanation of the principles of socialism and provide an overview of the crisis of the capitalist system.
By Jerry White, 21 September 2018
As autoworkers in Kokomo, Indiana and elsewhere come into struggle, the biggest obstacle they face is the corporatist and anti-working class United Auto Workers.
Notes on Trump’s war against immigrants
By our reporters, 21 September 2018
In addition to the “lost” children, funds are being diverted from AIDS and cancer research to jail immigrant children and ICE held nearly 1,500 US citizens as “aliens.”
“I’ve been wanting to speak up for a long time. I have nothing to lose”
By Eric London, 21 September 2018
Tammy Edgar says she became homeless after she fell at work while avoiding a heavy machine, which flew off a table at her.
By Adam Mclean, 21 September 2018
On Thursday morning, a gunman opened fire at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, killing three people and injuring three more.
By James Brewer, 21 September 2018
Superintendent Vitti’s claim of his “abundance of caution” in shutting the water off at all 106 schools has been belied by new lead and copper test results showing over half with high levels.
By Roger Jordan, 21 September 2018
Wednesday’s ruling was carefully crafted to diffuse the political crisis, underscoring the judiciary’s role as an implacable and highly conscious defender of the capitalist order.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2018
The Times regurgitates unsubstantiated claims that Russia “hijacked” the 2016 election and carried out a “stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor” to further an agenda of criminalizing domestic dissent and censoring the internet.
By Patrick Martin, 21 September 2018
Candidates with a military-intelligence background have won the Democratic congressional nomination in 30 districts considered competitive by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
By David Walsh, 21 September 2018
Despite various criticisms of leading Democrats and the American liberal establishment as a whole, Moore urges his viewers to retain—or perhaps regain—confidence in the Democratic Party.
By Patrick Martin, 17 September 2018
In return for his guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to limit the total prison sentence for 69-year-old Manafort to 10 years, for all the charges against him.
“All the hotel workers should go on strike”
By George Marlowe and George Gallanis, 17 September 2018
Hotel workers in Chicago continue to fight for year-round healthcare and higher wages, even as the union keeps them isolated from hotel workers' struggles across the country.
By our reporters, 17 September 2018
Three weeks after a deadly house fire killed 10 children on Chicago’s west side, residents still have no answers as to its causes, or resources to help them recover.
By Shannon Jones, 17 September 2018
Both management and the UAW have maintained complete silence on the serious injury suffered last week by Eric Parsons at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Indiana.
By Todd Denton, 17 September 2018
The state of Texas is in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for its failure to educate disabled children.
By Kayla Costa, 17 September 2018
Far from an unavoidable tragedy, the killing of Jason Washington is a direct consequence of the growing militarized police apparatus in cities and schools across the United States.
By Andre Damon, 17 September 2018
The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association’s annual conference embodies the fusion of America’s technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.
By Nick Beams, 17 September 2018
Commentaries on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse voice fears of another meltdown.
By Trévon Austin, 17 September 2018
Monitoring students’ social media accounts is a violation of privacy, revealing the partnership of the US government and tech companies in internet surveillance and censorship.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2018
A storm surge of as much as 11 feet of water was accompanied by winds approaching 120 miles per hour.
By Hector Cordon, 14 September 2018
Four hundred teachers in the small Washington State town of Tumwater are courageously defying a judge’s strikebreaking order as educators continue walkouts in Tacoma and other cities.
“This should be a mass movement if we want to get what we want”
By our reporting team, 14 September 2018
WSWS reporters visited and spoke to picketing workers at the JW Marriott Chicago hotel and Palmer House hotel in Chicago’s downtown.
By David Rodriguez, 14 September 2018
Detroit Manufacturing Systems, which opened to great fanfare in 2012, is typical of the low wage sweatshops that predominate in the auto parts industry.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2018
Democrat Elissa Slotkin has used her three tours of duty for the CIA in Iraq as her main credential for election to Congress.
By Trévon Austin, 14 September 2018
Facebook labeled a story from the left-wing ThinkProgress web site as “false” based on a “fact check” by the far-right Weekly Standard.
By Daniel de Vries, 14 September 2018
The EPA announced a plan Tuesday to enable oil and gas companies to release more greenhouse gases.
By Eric London, 14 September 2018
While the Trump administration is preparing for a massive expansion of immigrant internment camps, the Democratic Party has abandoned the issue.