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Detroit-Hamtramck autoworkers want to fight against plant closures
By our reporters, 28 November 2018
Workers expressed their contempt for the UAW, which did not even bother to turn up at the plant for the first shift since the announcement.
“You can't depend on our government anymore to help”
By Tom Hall and Charles Abelard reporting from Houston, 18 September 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to people leaving a FEMA assistance center in Houston, where the government is making local residents shoulder the costs of the recovery.
By Evan Goldstein, 28 March 2017
This photo essay documents the three-hour traffic stop in Geneseo, New York that resulted in the Border Patrol arresting a family of mixed citizenship status.
”We have people in office that support war. We no longer need them”
By Zac Corrigan, 18 November 2016
As youth-led protests sweep the nation, students at Cass Technical High School in downtown Detroit spoke out against the election of Trump and the escalating wars.
By Toby Reese, 15 November 2016
This past Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in California cities and throughout the United States.
“I don’t expect the government to do a damn thing”
By Aaron Asa and Tom Hall, 24 August 2016
WSWS reporters traveled to Livingston Parish, Louisiana and spoke to flood victims who are stranded at an emergency shelter after historic floods destroyed more than 40,000 homes.
24 August 2016
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued this statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Welfare Reform," signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
17 August 2016
SEP US vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth spoke in a live interview with WSWS reporter Andre Damon about the class issues behind police violence.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.
5 July 2016
On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.
By James Cogan—SEP candidate for the Senate in NSW, 24 June 2016
James Cogan, SEP national secretary and Senate candidate for New South Wales, condemns the US-led preparations for war against China and Russia.
By Tim Rivers, 17 May 2016
Keri Webber, whose family still suffers serious health issues as a result of the lead contamination of Flint’s water, says those affected by the disaster have been left to fend for themselves.
By our reporters, 14 May 2016
The Obama administration has deported over two million people, more than any other in US history.
By our reporters, 4 May 2016
Detroit public school teachers spoke to the WSWS at a demonstration on Tuesday, the second day of their walkout.
By our reporters, 3 May 2016
Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.
By Buster Haycook, 20 April 2016
Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to lead as a result of the city’s 2014 decision to switch its water source to the contaminated Flint River.
By Samuel Davidson and Zac Corrigan, 15 April 2016
On the picket line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striking Verizon workers speak out against intolerable working conditions and cuts to health care and pensions.
By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 9 April 2016
In this video, autoworkers react to the recent layoff of over 1,400 Fiat Chrysler workers in suburban Detroit.
By James Brewer, 18 March 2016
As home water samples were being collected in Flint, city residents told the World Socialist Web Site how the lead poisoning crisis has affected them.
By James Brewer, 17 March 2016
An event was held in Flint last Saturday, billed as an “EPA Open House,” to collect water samples from Flint homes.
By Jill Lux and Toby Reese, 10 March 2016
The camp at Grand-Synthe epitomizes the squalid conditions facing people who have fled their homes amid the greatest refugee crisis since World War II.
By Buster Haycook, 10 March 2016
Despite pledges to act by politicians at the federal, state and local levels, no serious action is being taken to address the poisoning of city residents.
By Buster Haycook and Zac Corrigan, 23 February 2016
The WSWS spoke to residents about the ongoing water crisis which has revealed fundamental problems of American society, including unprecedented levels of social inequality.
By Jerry White, 5 February 2016
Thousands of teachers marched in downtown Chicago Thursday to oppose threats by school authorities to cut 1,000 jobs and slash $100 million from the school budget.
“We are all in this together. This is class warfare”
By Jerry White and Buster Haycook, 21 January 2016
Hundreds of teachers shut down the school system in a “sick out” protest Wednesday against decaying buildings, overcrowded classrooms and years of pay and benefit cuts.
By our reporters, 10 December 2015
The WSWS spoke to strikers in Saginaw before the UAW called off the 20-hour strike, ordering them back to work without a chance to vote on a new deal.
“You have the support of a lot of other people”
By Zac Corrigan and Eric London, 7 October 2015
The WSWS spoke to residents of Ferguson, Missouri about the struggle of auto workers and life in the city more than one year after the killing of Michael Brown.
By James Brewer and Jerry White, 23 September 2015
Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck workers explained why they rejected the proposed contract that the UAW is seeking to push through.
On eve of Big Three contract expiration
By Zac Corrigan, 12 September 2015
In this video, workers and youth from Louisville, Kentucky send messages of support to autoworkers as they struggle to defend their wages and benefits against the auto giants.
Eighty years after founding of UAW
By Zac Corrigan, 31 August 2015
Chris, a tier-two Fiat Chrysler worker, supports a family and lives in a motel across the street from his factory in Kokomo, Indiana.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2015
Auto workers face a gang-up of the bosses, the government and the unions, which are determined to make further cuts in the pursuit of ever higher profits for wealthy shareholders.
By Seraphine Collins and Zac Corrigan, 16 May 2015
WSWS reporters spoke to Detroit residents about the drive by the city to shut off water service to as many as 25,000 households.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 March 2015
Oil workers who remain on strike at the Tesoro Carson refinery near Los Angeles, California and the BP Husky refinery near Toledo, Ohio spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015
A contractor with extensive experience in oil refineries speaks on the long hours, dangerous conditions and other issues that have led to the largest strike in the oil industry since 1980.
By Lawrence Porter, 13 November 2014
In this video, SEP Assistant National Secretary Lawrence Porter explains the significance of the Detroit bankruptcy ruling and calls on workers to take up the fight in defense of their social rights.
The best of all possible worlds?
By Seraphine Collins and Jeff Lusanne, 7 November 2014
The WSWS asked Michigan college students to respond to President Barack Obama’s claim that this is the best time in human history for young people.
By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2014
In this video, Detroit residents speak on the resumption of the city’s drive to shut off water service to its most vulnerable people.
27 August 2014
In this on-the-spot report, the WSWS interviews some of those attending Brown’s funeral on Monday.
“Folks just can’t afford water, rent, lights, gas and food”
By Zac Corrigan and Tim Rivers, 26 August 2014
In this video, Detroit residents attending a sham “water affordability fair” denounce the city’s policy of cutting off water to those who are too poor to pay for it.
“We have the right to protest. We have the right to assemble”
By Andre Damon and Eric London, 20 August 2014
As the National Guard expanded its presence in Ferguson, Missouri, residents voiced outrage over another police killing in St. Louis on Wednesday.
“They invaded Ferguson like they invaded Iraq”
By Andre Damon and Eric London, 19 August 2014
As the Missouri governor deployed National Guard forces to Ferguson, residents denounced the military-police crackdown and attacks on their right to assemble peacefully.
By Andre Damon and Zac Corrigan, 18 August 2014
In this video, Ferguson residents speak to the WSWS about the implications of police violence amid the ongoing protests against the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
By our reporters, 11 August 2014
Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality members spoke at campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
By our correspondents, 16 May 2014
The Socialist Equality Party has organized rallies across Berlin under the slogan: “Vote against war—vote PSG!”
3 February 2014
Low-income seniors facing eviction from the Griswold Building in downtown Detroit appeal for support.
23 January 2014
In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.
10 October 2013
Workers and students spoke on their reasons for attending the “Defend the DIA” demonstration on October 4.
By Andre Damon, 7 October 2013
The demonstration, called by the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, gave expression to popular opposition to the dictates of Detroit’s emergency manager.
By James Brewer, 3 October 2013
The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality held a press conference Tuesday to prepare for Friday’s rally to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts.
27 September 2013
Students and visitors at the College for Creative Studies, across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, spoke to the WSWS.
By Andre Damon, 23 September 2013
In this video, members of the SEP speak about the historical significance of the museum, the political implications of the drive to sell its art, and the fight to organize workers in its defense.
By James Brewer and Lawrence Porter, 20 September 2013
A WSWS team visited Detroit’s Wayne State University campus to campaign against the selloff of art and document the feelings of students and staff.
19 September 2013
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) produced the following video containing interviews with Berlin residents opposing military aggression against Syria.
10 September 2013
The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) has produced a spot for the September 22 federal election to be shown on a number of leading German television stations throughout the month of September.
By Andre Damon, 7 September 2013
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality interviewed students at Wayne State University Friday while building for a demonstration next week against the war in Syria.
By Andre Damon, 6 July 2013
In this video, workers, guests and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park speak about the lasting significance of the Civil War and the ongoing attacks on American democracy.
“The entire future of democracy was hanging in the balance”
By Andre Damon, 4 July 2013
In an interview with the WSWS, Civil War historian Allen Guelzo explains the world historical significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s subsequent Gettysburg Address.
Throw out the emergency manager!
19 June 2013
In this video, D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, replies to the proposal by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to slash the pensions and health care benefits of city workers.
By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013
D’Artagnan Collier spoke to workers and youth about threats to sell off the DIA’s art to pay off Detroit’s bondholders.
By Jerome White and James Brewer, 11 May 2013
Hundreds of low-income Detroit residents are being forced from their homes as part of a plan by Detroit officials to gentrify the downtown area.
16 March 2013
Chicago parents and students speak on the need for a struggle to defend public education.
6 February 2013
In this video, New York City bus workers speak about their fight against billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg and make an appeal for support from the working class as a whole.
3 October 2012
In this video, Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for president in the 2012 election, reviews the campaign so far and asks for your support.
26 September 2012
On September 10, Chicago teachers struck against changes to public education demanded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and backed by the Obama administration. In these interview, Chicago teachers discuss their strike and the broader issues at stake.
By Jerry White, 8 September 2012
Jerry White reviews his discussions with workers in Kegalle during his recent trip to Sri Lanka.
21 August 2012
In this video, Jerry White, the SEP's candidate for president, appeals for support for the last two and half months of the election campaign.
By A photo essay by Paul Stuart, 11 August 2012
This photo essay on the London Olympic Games includes a number of images showing the unprecedented security clampdown in the capital during the Games, their rampant commercialism and the hosting, in London’s financial district, of many super yachts owned by the global elite.
By Andre Damon, 28 July 2012
Five months after students in Montreal, Quebec launched a strike against tuition increases, the movement stands at a political crossroads.
By our reporters, 10 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor discussed the devastating impact of the current stand-downs with Ford workers and local residents in Broadmeadows.
By Andre Damon, 6 July 2012
In this video, residents of Pontiac, Michigan speak about the economic devastation left in the wake of the auto restructuring of 2009.
By our reporters, 4 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor outlined the policies required to defend Assange and defeat the broader attacks on democratic rights.
6 June 2012
In this interview with the World Socialist Web Site, Jerry White reviews some of the experiences of his presidential election campaign.
2 June 2012
On Wednesday, 800 striking machinists in Joliet, Illinois overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer by Caterpillar. Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White traveled to Joliet to speak to workers.
1 June 2012
On May 30, 1937, 10 striking steal workers were gunned down by police in what became know as the Memorial Day massacre.
25 May 2012
Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White denounces Wednesday's mass arrests of students in Quebec and calls for the building of a socialist movement to defend the social and democratic rights of all working people.
19 May 2012
In this video, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White visits the site of the General Motors Pontiac East Assembly Plant, which was closed in September 2009.
By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 31 March 2012
In this video, the WSWS speaks to workers and young people at the March 26 rally in Sanford, Florida, against the killing of Trayvon Martin.
By Andre Damon and C.W. Rogers, 29 March 2012
In this video, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak about their son's death and legacy.
24 February 2012
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, visited the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant Wednesday, urging workers to support his campaign
17 February 2012
Jerry White spoke with locked-out Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio February 15 about class, internationalism, and the growth of social conflict in the United States.
16 February 2012
Jerry White delivered a statement on February 15 in Findlay, Ohio. More than 1,000 workers at Cooper Tire have been locked out since November for opposing a concessions contract.
By Andre Damon, 20 December 2011
As the lockout of 1,050 workers at Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio ended its third week, the World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers on the picket lines and at a support rally Saturday.
By Andre Damon, 12 December 2011
Detroit city officials are proposing to lay off between ten and twenty percent of the city's municipal employees while cutting the remaining workers' pay and benefits.
24 November 2011
Residents seeking home heating assistance at the Cobo Hall event in Detroit spoke out on the lack of help available and the event itself.
27 October 2011
Chrysler workers voting on the proposed contract Wednesday spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 19 October 2011
In this video, students attending the Wall Street protest from Berea College in Kentucky speak about growing up in poverty and the fight for social equality.
By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 13 October 2011
In this video, participants in the Wall Street occupation speak about why they are demonstrating, and a supporter of the protest explains why she agrees with the demonstration’s aims.
By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 11 October 2011
In this video, shot last weekend at the Wall Street Occupation, young people speak about the political issues and tasks confronting the growing social movement against the banks.
By Andre Damon, 1 October 2011
In this video, students from Northern Virginia Community College and the University of New Orleans discuss education cuts, life without work and other social problems facing young people.
By Andre Damon, 23 September 2011
The Chattanooga Volkswagen assembly plant employees almost 3,000 production workers and contractors, whose pay is among the lowest for auto workers in the US.
By our reporters, 10 September 2011
Workers in Port Kembla on the New South Wales south coast spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned BlueScope retrenchments.
By our reporters, 5 September 2011
Workers in Hastings spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned destruction of BlueScope jobs.
By our reporters, 1 September 2011
Students and youth in Wollongong spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned destruction of BlueScope jobs.
By our reporters, 26 August 2011
Steel workers and local residents in Wollongong and Port Kembla denounce BlueScope Steel’s decision to axe up to 1,400 workers’ jobs.
By Andre Damon, 18 August 2011
On August 7, 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike against $1 billion a year in wage and benefit concessions demanded by the company.
By Andre Damon, 10 August 2011
In this video, workers and retired people respond to the $2.4 trillion in spending cuts passed by Congress and the Obama administration earlier this month, in context of rising social inequality and widespread unemployment.
Part 3: Budget cuts
By Andre Damon, 6 July 2011
In this video, the third in a series on youth unemployment in Chicago, youth services workers speak about the disastrous effects of budget cuts on summer employment programs and activities.
By Andre Damon, 4 July 2011
In this video, the second in a series on youth unemployment in Chicago, young people in the city speak about the lack of jobs, even for those with college degrees, and the effect of long-term unemployment on their lives.
15 June 2011
After seven months of negotiations ended on June 3rd, Canadian postal workers have been engaging in selected one-day walkouts, as directed by the CUPW leadership. This Monday was Windsor workers turn. WSWS reporters visited picket lines in that city.