By Laurent Lafrance, 20 October 2018
Confident that the Steelworkers union will continue to leave the ABI workers to fight alone, the aluminum bosses have repeatedly upped their concession demands.
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 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 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 Laurent Lafrance, 15 October 2018
After decades of suppressing working class opposition to Liberal and PQ-led austerity governments, the unions are now offering their services to François Legault and his right-wing populist CAQ government.
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 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.
Part 4: The SEP, the unions and the pseudo-left
By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 12 October 2018
To defeat the social counter-revolution spearheaded by Ford, workers need to build new organizations of struggle in political and organizational opposition to the pro-capitalist unions and NDP.
PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR
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 Nick Beams, 9 October 2018
A clause in the US trade deal with Canada and Mexico is aimed at nothing less than a “reset” of global trade relationships.
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.
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.