By Rohantha De Silva, 29 October 2018
The pro-US shift in Maldives will only intensify geopolitical tensions, particularly between Washington and Beijing.
By Kranti Kumar, 29 October 2018
The Hindu-extremist BJP government in the northern Indian state of Haryana has arrested union leaders after 200,000 workers took action in solidarity with striking public transport workers.
“This union is taking food out of my kid’s mouth”
By Marcus Day, 29 October 2018
Workers at Lear have described a regime of harassment and intimidation carried out jointly by management and the UAW.
By Shannon Jones, 29 October 2018
The 1,885-square-foot residence features granite countertops, cherry cabinets with a “chocolate glaze finish,” three and one half baths and a patio overlooking Black Lake.
By Robert Stevens, 29 October 2018
The demonstration was far larger than the EIS anticipated and shows the desire of teachers to fight back against pay cuts.
By Roger Jordan, 29 October 2018
Ottawa’s muted response to Khashoggi’s murder has been aimed not just at upholding the arms deal, but also strengthening Canada’s predatory partnership with Washington.
By Mike Head, 29 October 2018
The heads of the “security” apparatus spoke on behalf of the US-led “Five Eyes” intelligence network, which conducts mass monitoring of the world’s population.
By Samuel Davidson, 28 October 2018
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh occurs in the midst of an international escalation of fascist violence.
By K. Ratnayake, 28 October 2018
The coup is an expression of the huge political crisis confronting the Sri Lankan ruling class amid a profound economic crisis, rising geo-political tensions and a resurgence of the class struggle.
By Barry Grey, 27 October 2018
The mail bombs are a symptom of a deepening social and political crisis in the United States, the center of world capitalism.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 October 2018
Two children among the dead as the US-backed coalition prepares offensive
By Will Morrow, 27 October 2018
Andy, 43, leaves behind a loving family, including his wife of 21 years, Sarah Dixon Schanding, a son Elliot and daughter Emilee.
By our correspondents, 27 October 2018
The protest in Colombo was the first time that Sri Lankan workers have conducted such a campaign via social media.
AFSCME officials attempt to suppress WSWS reporting team
By Evelyn Rios, 27 October 2018
AFSCME has kept its 25,000 members on the job without a contract for over a year. Their current contract expired June 30, 2017.
By Lawrence Porter, 27 October 2018
With an average cost for a funeral with cremation at $6,800 and burial at $10,000, the phenomenon of unclaimed bodies and burial crises is nationwide.
As federal judge orders Georgia to count tossed-out ballots
By Kranti Kumara, 27 October 2018
The issue of deliberate voter suppression has become a highly contentious issue with less than two weeks before Election Day.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 27 October 2018
Over the past nearly 50 years, Rush has won numerous awards, including the “Triple Crown;” helped establish the Australian Academy of Cinema, Theatre and Acting Arts; and in 2014 received an Order of Australia for Service to the Arts.
By Rafael Azul, 27 October 2018
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires to repudiate the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the Argentine government.
By Simon Whelan, 27 October 2018
Authorities sought to deport Sangarapillai Balachandran, who had been headhunted by a British company due to a severe shortage of civil engineers with his specific skills.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 October 2018
American workers must come to the defense of immigrants and refugees as the Trump administration threatens to close the border and turn armed troops against working class men, women and children.
By Pradeep Ramayake, 27 October 2018
Amid a worsening balance-of-payments crisis, Pakistan desperately needs an estimated $12 billion, but is under pressure from the US to distance itself from China.
By Andrea Lobo, 26 October 2018
The domestic deployment of the military against immigrants is a warning to the entire working class.
By Nick Beams, 26 October 2018
In remarks unprecedented for a former central banker, Janet Yellen told the Financial Times that the lessons of the financial crash of 2008 were being forgotten.
“We should all be fighting together”
By George Marlowe, 26 October 2018
After defying the UPS workers’ “no” vote, the Teamsters is isolating thousands of Chicago-area workers.
The UAW is “letting the company get away with anything”
By our reporter, 26 October 2018
An interview posted by the WSWS with a veteran worker at Ford Woodhaven Stamping where a young autoworker died last year has gained wide readership.
By Dan Conway and Nancy Hanover, 26 October 2018
Despite more than 18 months of negotiations and three mediation sessions that have gone nowhere, the union continues to block strike action by teachers.
By our reporters, 26 October 2018
The CUPW leadership is holding workers on a tight leash, with the aim of preventing a clash with the big business Liberal government.
By Oscar Grenfell, 26 October 2018
The stoppage reflected a growing militancy among workers, but the unions are desperately seeking to channel anger behind the Labor Party.
By Johannes Stern, 26 October 2018
The EU summit threatened with sanctions and penalties any party that diverges from the prescribed political line in the 2019 European election campaign.
By Alexander Fangmann, 26 October 2018
The death adds to the growing toll exacted by dangerous working conditions related to the drive by Ford, abetted by the UAW, to increase production and profits.
By Robert Stevens, 26 October 2018
That May, who supported Remain in the 2016 referendum, was able to seize the day reflects a pronounced shift in ruling circles, who cannot countenance a hard Brexit.
By Tom Peters, 26 October 2018
Allegations that the National Party failed to disclose a donation from a Chinese businessman have sparked calls for a crackdown on “Chinese influence” from supporters of closer alignment with US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2018
The American media has dropped virtually all other topics to focus its attention on the mail bombs sent to eight leading Democrats or public critics of Trump.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 October 2018
Obama is visiting Cass Tech High School in Detroit in an effort to convince workers once again that the Democratic Party, a right-wing, pro-capitalist and pro-war party, represents their interests.
Interview with photographer Tom Kiefer: “This work is part of the historical documentation of our country’s response to migration”
El Sueño Americano: Exhibition of migrants’ items seized and discarded by US border patrol
By Norisa Diaz, 26 October 2018
Kiefer worked as a part-time janitor at a US Customs and Border Patrol facility in Arizona for 12 years, collecting items thrown out by officials.
Growing strikes in South Africa; more UK rail strikes
26 October 2018
Workers in South Africa’s plastics industry are continuing their strike after an attempt by employers to ban the walkout was temporarily defeated.
By Will Morrow, 25 October 2018
The continuous growth in profits is facilitated by the Teamsters union, which functions as an instrument of UPS management and cheap labor contractor.
By Patrick Martin, 25 October 2018
None of the devices exploded and no one was injured, even though two of the bombs reached the offices of CNN and a Florida congresswoman.
By Arun Kumar, 25 October 2018
Stalinist union leaders have sought to isolate the strikers, fearing that their struggle could become the focal point for a broader movement of the working class.
By Nick Beams, 25 October 2018
The tech-heavy NASDAQ index has dropped by its biggest amount in seven years, having fallen by 12 percent since its peak in August.
By Philipp Frisch, 25 October 2018
The month-long manoeuvres in Norway heighten the danger of war between NATO and Russia.
By Olivier Laurent, 25 October 2018
Fourteen people were killed and 75 injured in floods that ravaged the Aude region of southern France last week.
“The council seem to think they can do what they want and get away with it”
By our reporters, 25 October 2018
Workers maintained picket lines at many of the city’s schools, museums, cleansing depots and libraries.
By Clara Weiss, 25 October 2018
The election results in Poland point to growing disillusionment with the right-wing PiS party and hostility toward the main parties of the pro-EU opposition.
By Alan Whyte, 25 October 2018
The statistics highlight a fiscal and infrastructure disaster in the making.
By Mike Head, 25 October 2018
The parliamentary set-up in Australia, as in other countries, is being torn asunder by economic, geo-strategic and class tensions.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 October 2018
The Ecuadorian government’s public renunciation of any responsibility to defend Assange is an ominous warning that it is preparing to turn him over to British authorities.
Build rank and file strike committees
By Kevin Martinez, 25 October 2018
More than 8,000 hotel workers are currently on strike in nine cities, but the UNITE HERE union is isolating the struggle and preparing its defeat.
$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
By Kayla Costa, 25 October 2018
The top 24 lottery jackpots in United States history have all occurred since the 2008–09 financial crash.
By our reporters, 24 October 2018
“I know Fair Work laws were brought in by Labor. We elected them and then they kicked us in the teeth.”
By David Cohen, 24 October 2018
The state Labor government has cut corporate tax rates, slashed social spending and presided over a major build-up of the police force.
By Dan Conway, 23 October 2018
The Los Angeles Times recently published a report documenting the role of eight wealthy San Francisco families in bankrolling the political career of Democrat Gavin Newsom.
By Keith Jones, 23 October 2018
There is incontrovertible evidence the Maruti Suzuki workers have been jailed for life as the result of a crude frame-up, but the judge callously refused to hear any of it.
By Peter Symonds, 23 October 2018
The naval operation follows an inflammatory speech by US Vice-president Mike Pence earlier this month criticising China on all fronts.
By Robert Campion, 23 October 2018
The fall reflects the impact of a slowing Chinese economy, the impact of the US trade war measures and sharp falls in China’s share markets this year.
By Tom Peters, 23 October 2018
A recent article by journalist Nicky Hager revealed that an elite medic in the SAS combat unit was given a medal after killing two Afghan boys in a firefight.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2018
Under conditions of mounting social opposition and escalating plans for military conflict, the US political establishment is moving to ever more brazenly implement internet censorship.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 October 2018
The caravan is becoming a symbol of working class internationalism and is being denounced by every government in North and Central America.
By Lawrence Porter, 22 October 2018
Police raids following an anonymous tip and a lawsuit have uncovered dozens of fetuses, several children’s bodies and hundreds of containers of human remains.
By James Cogan, 22 October 2018
WikiLeaks lawyers will challenge Ecuador’s threat to evict Assange from its London embassy if he does not accept anti-democratic conditions for continuing asylum.
By Robert Stevens, 22 October 2018
The campaign in support of a second referendum on British membership of the EU is a cross-party initiative with significant support and funding from the political and corporate elite.
By Nick Beams, 22 October 2018
While the trade war launched by the US has yet to make a significant impact on growth, the official Chinese statement referred to what is called the “severe international situation.”
By Clara Weiss, 22 October 2018
The event at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute was a stark testimony to the advanced preparations for a US-backed color revolution in Russia.
By Matthew Brennan, 22 October 2018
The candidate brought his “revolution” to Ann Arbor Michigan to drum up support for establishment and right-wing political candidates.
By Tom Carter, 22 October 2018
This event exposes the close ties between a faction of the Republican Party and the political gutter of open racists, bigots and the “alt-right.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 October 2018
The swing against the Liberal candidate was the largest ever against a government candidate in a federal by-election.
Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America hold election rally for Democrats in Chicago
By Kristina Betinis, 22 October 2018
The pseudo-lefts are collaborating to refurbish the image of the increasingly right-wing Democratic Party, which is running an unprecedented number of CIA agents in the midterms.
By the WSWS Steelworker Newsletter, 22 October 2018
Form rank-and-file committees to mobilize all steelworkers in a common fight!
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 22 October 2018
The very “Fair Work Australia” industrial legislation the unions claim to be fighting to change were imposed with their support.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 October 2018
An array of pseudo-left groups, many of which were involved in founding the PT, are advancing a vote for this right-wing capitalist party against Bolsonaro.
By James Cogan, 20 October 2018
The Saudi version of events, a crude cover-up attempt, is a compilation of improbable lies.
By Eric London, 20 October 2018
Hundreds of women and children were injured in the crackdown on a narrow bridge over the river separating Mexico and Guatemala.
By Gabriel Black, 20 October 2018
In 2017, the top one percent of US wage earners received their highest paychecks ever, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
By Matthew Taylor, 20 October 2018
Thousands are homeless one week after the category four storm made landfall.
By Shelley Connor, 20 October 2018
In a move to counter the growing federal deficit, Trump has called upon each Cabinet secretary to cut spending.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 October 2018
Historian Adam Raz believes what has long been rumoured—that behind the horrific massacre in which 51 people were killed was a secret plan developed at the highest level of the Israeli state to transfer Israel’s Palestinians to Jordan.
By Marianne Arens, 20 October 2018
In the conflict over the Italian budget, the EU Commission takes the side of the banks, stock exchanges and credit agencies, while the government pursues a course of militarism and attacks on immigrants and workers.
By Evelyn Rios, 20 October 2018
AFSCME and other unions at UC are working overtime to prevent any significant struggle by workers, and sabotage it if it erupts anyway.
As Trump administration prepares to withdraw from nuclear missile treaty
By Will Morrow, 20 October 2018
The charges have been released without the slightest evidence, but have immediately been accepted as gospel and amplified by the American media.
By Alice Summers and Robert Stevens, 20 October 2018
Behind talk of a coordinated struggle, the demand of service workers for better pay and conditions is being misled by the trade unions.
By Kranti Kumara, 20 October 2018
Financial observers have said the collapse of IL&FS could have been India’s “Lehman Brothers moment”—a reference to the September 2008 bankruptcy that triggered the global financial meltdown.
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.
By Rohantha De Silva, 20 October 2018
The harsh sentences dovetail with a broader crackdown on political opposition by the Awami League-led government.
By Tom Peters, 20 October 2018
Allegations that the National Party leader failed to disclose a donation have been seized on by the media and NZ First Party to ramp up the nationalist anti-China campaign.
By Oscar Grenfell, 20 October 2018
International rights organisations and thousands of doctors have condemned the persecution of refugees.
By K. Ratnayake, 20 October 2018
Allegations that President Maithripala Sirisena told a cabinet meeting that “Indian intelligence” was planning to assassinate him, have brought deep rifts within the government to the surface.
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.
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
20 October 2018
Police opened fire on garment workers demanding unpaid wages in Bangladesh, while Indian authorities attacked protesting health workers.
By Eric London, 19 October 2018
Trump, with the complicity of the Democrats, has invoked the phony “threat” of the immigrant caravan to whip up xenophobia before the midterm elections.
By Barry Grey, 19 October 2018
Pompeo’s meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed were aimed at signaling continued US support while making a pretense of seeking a full accounting of Khashoggi’s disappearance.
By Nick Beams, 19 October 2018
Market instability is being fuelled by the worsening global economic outlook and escalating trade tensions between the US, China and other countries.
By Ed Hightower, 19 October 2018
Affirmative action policies seek to conceal the class division in society while permitting the political right to pose as defenders of equal protection.
By Isaac Finn, 19 October 2018
Protesters gathered outside of NYU’s business school to oppose the appearance of the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger.
By Guillaume Garnier and Steve Light, 19 October 2018
The United Federation of Teachers is trying to sell its membership a contract that cuts health care, reduces real wages and maintains poor conditions for students.
By Shannon Jones, 19 October 2018
Temporary layoffs affecting more than 3,000 employees have hit Fiat Chrysler workers at two Kokomo, Indiana transmission plants.
By Robert Stevens, 19 October 2018
The failure to reach any agreement over Brexit is the product of escalating national antagonisms within Europe and internationally.
By Marianne Arens, 19 October 2018
The right-wing coalition government has ordered the removal of all migrants from the “village of hospitality” in southern Calabria.
By Mike Head, 19 October 2018
The government’s embrace of the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi groups, has a far-reaching significance.
By our reporter, 19 October 2018
Wellington rail workers employed by Transdev and Hyundai Rotem held stopwork meetings called by the Rail and Maritime Transport Union to ratify yet another pro-company agreement.
By David Walsh, 19 October 2018
The ostensible aim of this movement is to combat sexual harassment, i.e., to bring about social progress. However, the repressive means resorted to give the lie to the campaign’s “progressive” claims.