By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2018
Hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients still face possible deportation in six weeks as the supposed “resistance” to Trump by Senate Democrats lasted less than three days.
By Kevin Martinez, 23 January 2018
The estimated 1,000 people living in tents along the Santa Ana riverbed will be cleared out by Orange County sheriffs. The vast majority have no place to go and authorities have no plans to house them.
By Matthew Taylor, 23 January 2018
The explosion occurs only weeks after the Trump administration moved to roll back regulations on off-shore oil drilling implemented in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that killed eleven workers.
By Will Morrow, 23 January 2018
The attacks are part of a broader escalation of Trump’s anti-immigrant crackdown on immigrants and undocumented workers across the country.
By Jean LaChance and Hector Cordon, 23 January 2018
Drivers voted by 85 percent to reject a concessions deal brought back by the Teamsters union
By Mark Ferretti, 23 January 2018
Twenty cities and regions are entering a second round of jockeying, flattery and bribery to woo the mammoth retailer.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2018
Through the conflict between two capitalist parties, the whole spectrum of bourgeois politics in America is being shifted further to the right.
By Josh Varlin, 22 January 2018
While last year's marches to a degree reflected opposition to Trump's agenda of war and xenophobia, this year’s were focused almost exclusively on electoral politics and the #MeToo campaign.
“The water is milky white and smells like bleach”
By Jerry White, 22 January 2018
Working class residents of the former coal mining area have had no water or only intermittent service for weeks.
By Trévon Austin, 22 January 2018
There has been no indication that charges will be brought against the deputy.
By Tim Rivers, 22 January 2018
United Auto Workers Local 12 called the demonstration to vent worker anger over the termination of 88 union truck drivers from the Fiat Chrysler Toledo Truck Terminal.
By E.P. Milligan, 22 January 2018
The latest bill represents yet another brazen attempt to cut regulations set in place in the wake of the now decade-old financial meltdown.
By Nick Beams, 22 January 2018
The Trump administration has declared it was a mistake to admit China to the World Trade Organisation in 2001.
By Eric London, 20 January 2018
Whatever the immediate outcome of the ongoing budget negotiations, the result will shift the political landscape even further to the right.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2018
The document presented by Defense Secretary James Mattis confirms an open shift by US imperialism toward preparations for a third world war.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 January 2018
Lopsided votes in both the US Senate and House reflect the role of Democrats as a party of American imperialism.
By Will Morrow, 20 January 2018
The actions of border agents are the logical outcome of the bipartisan policy to deter immigrants from reaching the United States.
By Ed Hightower, 20 January 2018
A government office devoted to protecting the religious freedom of health care workers is a solution in search of a problem.
By Steve Filips and Matthew Richter, 20 January 2018
The total of fire deaths in the US due to intense winter weather has increased dramatically since Christmas.
By Harvey Simpkins, 20 January 2018
In yet another mishap on Washington D.C.’s chronically underfunded public transportation system, a Metro train derailed on Monday, causing three of the eight cars to go off track.
By Barry Grey, 20 January 2018
The Democratic Party has spent the past year suppressing and diverting popular resistance to the Trump administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 January 2018
Plans have been revealed to pour immigration agents from all over the country into Northern California cities to round up at least 1,500 undocumented immigrants.
By James Cogan, 19 January 2018
The pretext that the motive of the US in Syria was to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been cast aside.
By Patrick Martin, 19 January 2018
There appears to be little prospect of the Senate approving the House bill, which has no provisions dealing with the fate of young immigrants who are losing protection from deportation.
“It’s all about putting money over our lives”
By Sheila Brehm, 19 January 2018
Flint workers discuss eastern Kentucky, where many families still lack water.
By Kate Randall, 19 January 2018
Anthony Allen Shore, 55, was killed by a lethal injection of one dose of pentobarbital, a short-acting barbiturate.
By Shelley Connor, 19 January 2018
On the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu pandemic, a particularly deadly flu season is peaking.
By Andre Damon, 18 January 2018
Facebook is planning to double its army of censors to nearly 20,000 people by the end of this year, a company official told lawmakers Thursday.
By Barry Grey, 18 January 2018
The latest version of the bipartisan plan proposes even more billions to militarize the US-Mexico border, including funds earmarked for Trump’s border wall with Mexico.
By Shannon Jones, 18 January 2018
The wife of a deceased UAW official and a Fiat Chrysler executive are expected to plead guilty to charges they took part in a scheme to siphon off millions from the UAW-Chrysler Joint Training Center.
By Shelley Connor, 18 January 2018
Within five years, state officials estimate, the new initiative will result in 100,000 fewer Medicaid enrollments in Kentucky, saving the state $2.4 billion.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 18 January 2018
On January 14, 12 members of the activist group “Break the Ban” were arrested in the city of El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, California, for providing food to a homeless community.
By Julian James, 18 January 2018
Last year the school eliminated special classes for students with major behavioral and learning challenges.
By John Marion, 18 January 2018
Three years after a series of snow storms shut down Boston’s public transportation system, no real improvements to the decrepit infrastructure have been made.
“If we can’t support patients coming in emergency rooms…more people are going to die”
By Kate Randall, 17 January 2018
The intensity of the outbreak has strained hospitals and outpatient facilities, which are struggling with shortages of medical supplies amid an influx of sick patients.
“The state trooper choked me because I was telling the truth”
By Sheila Brehm, 17 January 2018
Gary Michael Hunt, a former coal miner who was assaulted by a state trooper for criticizing local authorities about the lack of safe water for area residents, spoke with the WSWS.
By Kathleen Martin, 17 January 2018
Jorge Garcia, a resident of metro Detroit for three decades, was deported to Mexico by ICE agents on Martin Luther King Day on the orders of federal immigration officials.
By Warren Duzak, 17 January 2018
Working class and poor residents in the southern US state face an outbreak of the hookworm parasite due to unsanitary conditions.
By Will Morrow, 17 January 2018
In a sign that the White House is moving to criminalize encryption, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein argued that “warrant-proof” files are unconstitutional.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2018
The terror unleashed upon the population of Hawaii cannot be understood outside of the myriad exercises being conducted by the Pentagon in preparation for an invasion of North Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2018
Having proclaimed the defeat of ISIS, Washington is determined to prosecute its goal of ousting the Iranian- and Russian-backed Syrian regime.
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2018
Only four days remain before congressional authorization to fund the government expires, threatening a partial shutdown of government agencies and a halt to federal paychecks.
By Dan Conway, 16 January 2018
Rescuers have all but given up hope of finding anyone else alive in the coastal community of Montecito, transitioning from a “search and rescue phase” to a “search and recovery phase.”
By Nick Beams, 16 January 2018
A series of “anti-dumping” measures initiated by the United States could set in motion retaliatory action and lead to widening trade conflicts.
By Fred Mazelis, 16 January 2018
The advent of Trump exposes the reality beneath the hypocritical official tributes to the slain civil rights leader.
By Laura Tiernan, 16 January 2018
Allegations of sexual harassment against the creator of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four have met with widespread public derision.
The missile alert in Hawaii
By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2018
A false warning of impending nuclear attack terrorized millions on Saturday.
By Niles Niemuth and Barry Grey, 15 January 2018
Trump has responded to the Democrats’ mixture of servility and phony outrage by doubling down on his demands for curbs on immigration.
By Sheila Brehm, 15 January 2018
A former coal miner was stopped from complaining about the persistent shutoff of drinking water to families in Martin County.
“Keep fighting, we have to come together”
By Nancy Hanover, 15 January 2018
WSWS Teacher Newsletter readers explain their support for the Louisiana teacher who was arrested for speaking out at a school board meeting last week.
By Christopher Davion and Matthew Verhoven, 15 January 2018
Nine people died in Wisconsin due to exposure to freezing temperatures that began in the final week of 2017.
By Eddie Haywood, 15 January 2018
The move is of a piece with the global effort to censor oppositional and alternative viewpoints on the Internet.
By James Cogan, 13 January 2018
Officials of the Trump administration have been left to make desperate attempts to contain the diplomatic fallout.
Power outages set off IV bag shortages
By Genevieve Leigh, 13 January 2018
Ongoing power outages in Puerto Rico have set off a severe crisis of IV bag shortages on the US mainland, exacerbated by a sharp increase in flu cases nationwide.
By Niles Niemuth, 13 January 2018
The Democratic Party’s support ensures the illegal surveillance program that began under George W. Bush and was expanded by Obama will pass unscathed into the hands of Donald Trump.
By Trévon Austin, 13 January 2018
The closures and mass layoffs expose the media hype surrounding Walmart’s announced raising of wages.
By Dan Conway, 13 January 2018
Four days after 3-foot-high mudslides raged through the California coastal community of Montecito, rescuers continue to search for survivors.
By David Walsh, 13 January 2018
In peculiarly American fashion, layers of the well-heeled middle class have suddenly discovered piety and morality, at least in public. An absurd and repulsive prudishness has overtaken the media and official circles.
Trump’s racist diatribe against “shithole countries” exposes bipartisan conspiracy against immigrants
By Barry Grey, 12 January 2018
Trump’s outburst came as an embarrassment to the Democrats, who over the past week have rushed to reach a deal with the White House that would further militarize the border and expand the crackdown on immigrants.
By Jerry White, 12 January 2018
There is something “American” about the treatment of Deyshia Hargrave, who had the temerity to protest pay raises for school officials while teachers and students are starved of resources.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2018
A policy review to be released later this month calls for the development of new low-yield nuclear weapons for use against Russia.
By Isaac Finn, 12 January 2018
Prominent immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir was taken into custody on Thursday morning during a regularly scheduled appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“This is an outrage! The marshal should be arrested for assault”
By Nancy Hanover, 12 January 2018
The arrest and jailing of Louisiana teacher Deyshia Hargrave has prompted outrage throughout the US and internationally.
By Kate Randall, 12 January 2018
The administration’s aim in imposing work requirements is to gut the health care program for the poor, which currently covers about 74 million people.
By Clement Daly, 12 January 2018
The surge in mining deaths reflects the deterioration of working conditions in the US coal industry.
Huntsville, Alabama Toyota-Mazda plant announcement highlights shift in auto production to southeastern US
By Ed Hightower, 12 January 2018
The planned facility is the latest expansion of “transplants” in the US South and will employ some 4,000 workers.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 January 2018
The first year of the Trump administration starkly illustrates the fact that neither the courts nor the Democratic Party can be trusted to protect immigrants.
By Andrea Lobo, 11 January 2018
In response to the threat of mass deportations, the Salvadoran FMLN government has sought to curry favor with the Trump administration.
By Dan Conway, 11 January 2018
Rescuers continued to search for survivors in the upscale community of Montecito, California Wednesday after rivers of mud and debris had raged through the area a day earlier.
By Matthew Taylor and Ed Hightower, 11 January 2018
The effect of the Supreme Court’s inaction is to encourage blatant discrimination against LGBT persons and all except Biblical literalists.
By Warren Duzak, 11 January 2018
Hedge funds and other big investors are transforming private homes into rental properties, driving housing costs beyond the reach of working class and lower-middle class families.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2018
The “untenable” conditions under which the WikiLeaks founder remains confined are the product of an unrelenting drive by the US and British governments to punish him for exposing the crimes of imperialism.
“Sexual misconduct” witch-hunt targets conductor Charles Dutoit, director Max Stafford-Clarke and actor Ed Westwick
By Paul Bond, 11 January 2018
Just before Christmas, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it had cancelled appearances by its artistic director, 81-year-old conductor Charles Dutoit.
By Nancy Hanover, 10 January 2018
Deyshia Hargrave was removed from a meeting, handcuffed and taken to jail for opposing a large pay hike for the school superintendent while employees have had no raise in a decade.
An interview with Javier Luengo-Garrido, Coordinator at ACLU-Massachusetts’ Immigrant Protection Project
By Julian James, 10 January 2018
Luengo-Garrido is a coordinator at the ACLU’s Immigrant Protection Project in Northampton, Massachusetts. He spoke to the WSWS about the recent announcement by the Trump Administration to deport over 200,00 Salvadorans over the next 18 months.
By Dan Conway, 10 January 2018
The deaths were primarily due to mudslides triggered by heavy rains in areas largely denuded by massive wildfires only a few weeks before.
As workers seek higher wages
By Jerry White, 9 January 2018
After decades of declining real wages, hundreds of thousands of workers face contract struggles this year in the trucking, warehouse, health care, telecom and entertainment industries.
A crime against humanity
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2018
This barbaric action will split up tens of thousands of families and threaten countless deaths among those forced to return to the killing fields of Central America.
By Dan Conway, 9 January 2018
Over the past few weeks, cases of influenza and influenza-related illnesses have skyrocketed, reaching near epidemic level proportions.
By Emanuele Saccarelli, 9 January 2018
Official reports indicate that more than 9,000 homeless people live on the streets of San Diego, with over a thousand of them being concentrated in the downtown area.
Ten-year-old child among the victims
By Harvey Simpkins and Nick Barrickman, 9 January 2018
A civil lawsuit filed by the ACLU alleges protesters were assaulted and deprived of their constitutional rights.
Notes on police violence
By George Gallanis, 9 January 2018
Almost all of the killings follow a general logic: police kill anyone they suspect to be a threat, regardless of how severe or even real the threat.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2018
The chaos produced by a one-day snow storm has laid bare the disastrous state of social infrastructure in the capital of America’s financial oligarchy.
By Patrick Martin, 8 January 2018
The Democrats, once again, avoid any appeal to popular opposition to the right-wing policies of Trump and the Republicans.
By Genevieve Leigh, 8 January 2018
The absence of planning for the hurricane and the lack of any significant response to the devastation by the local and federal governments has had deadly consequences.
By Norisa Diaz, 8 January 2018
The lawsuit addresses widespread practices at numerous locations where Motel 6 handed over the names, birthdates, driver's license numbers, license-plate numbers and room numbers of at least 9,000 guests to immigration officials without warrants.
By Debra Watson, 8 January 2018
Rent burdens have increased in the US over the past 15 years, putting workers at the lower end of the pay scale in severe housing jeopardy.
By E.P. Milligan, 8 January 2018
Even as Trump was bloviating about the right to protest in Iran, his Justice Department was carrying out a political trial against peaceful protesters in a brazen attack on the freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed by the US Constitution.
By Barry Grey, 6 January 2018
The book has received nonstop media coverage and provided new ammunition for those factions within the ruling class that are pushing for Trump’s removal from office.
By Steve Light, 6 January 2018
The rise in eviction cases demonstrates the increasing unaffordability of housing in working class neighborhoods in New York City.
By Kathleen Martin, 6 January 2018
While media reports are conflicting, the winter storm emerging from the ‘bomb cyclone’ on the eastern coast of the US has directly claimed at least 22 lives, with the number expected to rise over the weekend.
By Trévon Austin, 6 January 2018
The modest improvement in the unemployment rate and number of jobs added over the last year are not reflective of the real situation confronting millions of workers.
By George Gallanis, 6 January 2018
Decades of deindustrialization have created unprecedented levels of social inequality, poverty and unemployment, which corporations like Foxconn can exploit.
Daphne Merkin’s “Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We Have Misgivings”
By David Walsh, 6 January 2018
In a column Friday, critic and novelist Daphne Merkin acknowledges there is considerable hostility to the current sexual misconduct witch-hunt even within its target demographic.
As teachers face new battles against Trump
By Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 6 January 2018
Taken together, the seminal struggles of teachers and other public sector workers in Wisconsin (2011), Chicago (2012) and Detroit (2015-16) contain powerful political lessons for the defense of education and workers’ rights.
By Kate Randall, 5 January 2018
As in all weather-related disasters, society’s most vulnerable are the worst affected, with the poor and homeless bearing the brunt.
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2018
A new book based largely on interviews with former Trump counselor Stephen Bannon is being used to reignite the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
By David Brown, 5 January 2018
Luis Mora, a junior transfer to the UC, was arrested Saturday night at an internal checkpoint for overstaying his visa.
“The government got to do whatever it wanted to do”
An interview with Mark Flessner, attorney for Davino Watson, US citizen illegally imprisoned by ICE for more than three years
By Nick Barrickman, 5 January 2018
Watson was denied damages from the US government on the grounds that a two-year statute of limitation for suing the government had elapsed while he had been detained.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 January 2018
The Trump administration is repealing restrictions adopted after the 2010 well blowout that polluted much of the Gulf of Mexico.