By Nancy Hanover, 28 January 2020
On January 22, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a deeply reactionary case which takes aim at both the democratic principle of separation of church and state and the right to free, universal public education.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 January 2020
The decision to idle the plant for the third time in six months raises questions about the future of the facility, including the possibility of its closure
By Bill Van Auken, 27 January 2020
The downplaying of the injuries has laid bare the president’s contempt for US military personnel, with whose lives he gambled by ordering the Suleimani assassination.
By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2020
Senate Republicans seem determined to bring the trial to an end by Friday of this week.
By Aaron Murch, 27 January 2020
The majority of deaths have come at the notorious Mississippi State Penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm.
By Jessica Goldstein, 27 January 2020
The deal with the Michigan Strategic Fund board includes a modest reduction in the tax credit in exchange for the “flexibility” to cut more jobs.
By Tim Rivers, 27 January 2020
The move comes after lying assurances from union officials that the program, established in the new union contract, would not be implemented at the plant.
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By Genevieve Leigh, 27 January 2020
The New York congresswoman declared recently that, in any country but the United States, she and former Vice President Joe Biden would be in different political parties.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2020
Among the hundreds of thousands who filled the streets of Baghdad were workers and youth whose entire lives have been shaped by the crimes of US imperialism.
As Democrats promote anti-Russia hysteria
By Barry Grey, 25 January 2020
Trump railed against the “far left” in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.
By Benjamin Mateus, 25 January 2020
Since the virus was first identified, more than 1,000 people have now been infected worldwide, and in the latest report the death toll has climbed to 41, all having died in mainland China.
“People are going to die because of this”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 25 January 2020
The Trump administration has launched yet another salvo in its ongoing war against immigrants.
By Julian James, 25 January 2020
At the time of his deportation, Abadi held a valid F1 student visa recently issued by the United States Customs and Immigration Services to continue pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston.
By Shannon Jones, 25 January 2020
The highest unionization rate is in “protective services” (33.8 percent), including police, prison guards and border patrol agents, whose function is to suppress the working class.
By Isaac Finn, 25 January 2020
The agreement was reached two days after the SEIU issued a 10-day strike notice announcing that they planned a walkout at noon on February 4.
By Trévon Austin, 24 January 2020
In an interview at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Trump said social programs would be targeted to reduce the federal deficit.
By Sam Dalton, 24 January 2020
A new report reveals a rapid rise in the number of homeless deaths in the largest and wealthiest city in America.
By Joanne Laurier, 24 January 2020
The Politician centers on the Machiavellian operations of an ambitious California high school senior, determined to win the election for student body president as a stepping-stone, ultimately, to the White House.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2020
Washington is occupying Syrian oil fields to deny resources to Damascus and continue its drive for regime change.
By Bryan Dyne, 23 January 2020
A pittance has been provided to the 346 families who lost loved ones in the two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes, even as major financial institutions are moving to provide billions of dollars to prop up the aerospace giant.
By Jessica Goldstein, 23 January 2020
Norwood Jewell will spend 15 months in a cottage in a minimum security prison nicknamed “the University.”
By Marcus Day, 23 January 2020
The layoffs further discredit the UAW’s hollow promises of a “pathway” to full-time employment for temporary workers.
By Barry Grey, 22 January 2020
The statements on the Senate floor by both the lawyers for Trump and the House impeachment managers made clear the right-wing, antidemocratic politics of both warring factions.
By Kevin Reed, 22 January 2020
The facial recognition technology company claims that its app can identify anyone within seconds by submitting a photo of them into their database of 3 billion facial photos.
By Douglas Lyons, 22 January 2020
The miners had not been paid since December 27 and were owed between $2,000 and $3,000 each.
By Kevin Reed, 22 January 2020
A public information briefing by state regulators has been scheduled to contain growing public anger over the industrial chemical contamination of the ground and surface water in the Detroit suburb.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2020
The public and vicious campaign by Democratic Party leaders against Sanders only underscores the political bankruptcy of his perspective of reforming this organization.
By David Walsh, 22 January 2020
The trial of film producer Harvey Weinstein, on five charges of sexual assault involving two women, is currently underway in New York City.
By Barry Grey, 21 January 2020
For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump tweeted support as thousands of gun-rights activists, many of them carrying semi-automatic weapons, descended on Virginia’s capital, Richmond.
By Genevieve Leigh, 21 January 2020
On Saturday, in Ponce, Puerto Rico residents discovered a warehouse piled high with desperately needed unused emergency supplies
Trump administration ramps up campaign to abolish strong data encryption in aftermath of Pensacola terror shooting
By Kevin Reed, 21 January 2020
The administration, following in the footsteps of the Obama White House, is moving to attack privacy rights protected by the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.
By Nick Barrickman and Elias Mahonen, 21 January 2020
The budget would give paltry increases in healthcare subsidies and teacher wages while doing nothing to undercut the state government’s support for big business.
By Patrick Martin, 20 January 2020
The president’s tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
By Jessica Goldstein, 20 January 2020
The serious allegations of safety problems with Tesla’s vehicles and the suffering of the workers who build them are bound up with the subordination of the means of production to the capitalist system.
By David Walsh, 20 January 2020
This is a political stink bomb, borrowed from the #MeToo playbook, typical of American politics in its putrefaction.
Amid poverty wages and tax cuts for the rich
By Gabriel Black, 18 January 2020
The profit bonanza on Wall Street is the outcome of a bipartisan drive to enrich the financial elite at the expense of the working class.
By Kate Randall, 18 January 2020
Wealthy men and women generally have eight to nine more years of “disability free” life after age 50 than the poorest American and English adults.
By Dan Conway, 18 January 2020
Gerry Thomas, exonerated after spending close to three decades in prison, is one of thousands who have and are currently spending time in US prisons for crimes they did not commit.
By Shannon Jones, 18 January 2020
The appointment of UAW Region 1D director Gerald Kariem to head the union’s Ford department elevates another long-time bureaucrat into the top leadership.
By Anthony Bertolt, 18 January 2020
The county government’s proposal would slash sick leave by nearly half for new hires and create a two-tiered benefit system dividing young and old workers.
By James McDonald, 18 January 2020
A novel about a middle-aged writing instructor whose recently deceased friend and mentor has bequeathed her his enormous Great Dane.
By Patrick Martin, 17 January 2020
The Democratic impeachment process will not stop Trump’s increasingly blatant assault on the constitutional foundations of basic democratic rights.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 January 2020
For the second year in a row, the Trump administration is diverting congressional appropriated funds in violation of the Constitution.
By Daniel de Vries, 17 January 2020
The administration announced a proposal to upend longstanding environmental law requiring the government to document environmental impacts.
By Barry Grey, 16 January 2020
The onset of the Senate trial takes place in the context of an explosive political and social crisis and internal warfare within the American state without parallel since the Civil War.
By Patrick Martin, 16 January 2020
All six candidates—including the nominal “socialist” Bernie Sanders—criticized Trump’s actions from the standpoint of advocating a more carefully considered strategy to advance the interests of American imperialism.
By Mike Head, 16 January 2020
The “phase one” pact does not address the core demands issued by Washington for the wholesale restructuring of the Chinese economy.
By Alan Whyte, 16 January 2020
The vast majority of New York City transit workers boycotted a vote on a concessions contact backed by the Transport Workers Union.
Northern Virginia transit union officials announce tentative deal with private bus contractor to end bus drivers’ strike
By Nick Barrickman, 16 January 2020
The Amalgamated Transit Union's information blackout and its rush to force a vote are clear indications that the agreed-upon deal is a sellout.
“Why should we follow these politicians who want us to kill each other for corporate profits?”
By our reporters, 15 January 2020
Three decades of disastrous wars have produced popular skepticism to the official propaganda machine and opposition to the launching of new wars.
By Andrea Lobo, 15 January 2020
With thousands losing or fleeing their homes, afraid that they will collapse, the response by local authorities and US government has been marked by callous austerity and fears of social unrest.
”We don’t trust any government institution”
By Kayla Costa, 15 January 2020
Workers and youth spoke to the WSWS about the relation of government negligence to widespread corruption, the similar response after Hurricane Maria, and the defense of profit interests before human need.
By Isaac Finn, 15 January 2020
The vote took place only a few days after the previous three-year contract negotiated between the SEIU and CPL administration expired on December 31.
By Barry Grey, 15 January 2020
Following Trump’s order for the murder of Iranian General Suleimani, his denunciations of political opponents for “taking the side of terrorists” can only be interpreted as a threat of violence.
“The saddest part of this is that the response of the Times is simply to defend their project”
By Tom Mackaman, 15 January 2020
Professor Carson is professor of history at Stanford University and director of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. He is the author and editor of numerous books on King and the civil rights movement.
By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2020
The increased support for the Vermont senator is linked to mounting antiwar sentiment in the midst of the Iran crisis.
After two crashes that killed 346 people
By Bryan Dyne, 13 January 2020
The aerospace giant allocated only $50 million to compensate the 346 families who lost loved ones in the two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes, $144,500 for each life lost.
By Patrick Martin, 13 January 2020
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the next step would be taken Tuesday at a meeting of the House Democratic caucus.
By Zac Corrigan, 13 January 2020
The earthquakes have compounded the social and economic crisis, with many residents still suffering from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and the criminal government indifference that followed.
Working through injuries, bomb threats and tornadoes: Amazon workers describe conditions at Spartanburg, South Carolina warehouse
By Tom Carter, 13 January 2020
According to OSHA, there were 57 injuries last year at the GSP1 facility—but Amazon workers suspect the real number is higher.
By Samual Davidson, 13 January 2020
Management at a metal fabricating plant near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have begun hiring scabs to replace 90 members of the United Auto Workers, on strike since September.
By Tom Hall, 13 January 2020
This move reveals the pattern for the future: a small trickle of temps hired in, with the rest strung out on a nearly unattainable “pathway” before being disposed of.
By Evelyn Rios, 13 January 2020
After union-sanctioned mass layoffs, San Diego area teachers call for rank-and-file committees in every school to mobilize students, parents and workers to defend hundreds of educators' jobs.
By Douglas Lyons and Nick Barrickman, 13 January 2020
Analysis of the past two District election cycles found that restaurant industry lobbyists contributed more than $236,000 in total to the campaigns of the Democratic mayor as well as multiple city council members.
By Andre Damon, 13 January 2020
The normalization of extrajudicial killing is the outcome of the “war on terror” and decades of continuous war.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2020
A report that Washington attempted to assassinate a second Iranian official in Yemen has given the lie to the claim that Suleimani was killed to prevent an “imminent” attack.
After millions march against US imperialism in the Middle East
By Barry Grey, 11 January 2020
Trump’s biggest asset is his nominal political opposition, the Democratic Party.
By Dan Conway, 11 January 2020
Asheen Phansey lost his career over statements made in jest, while Trump and his enablers in the Democratic Party make real threats against Iran without any consequences.
By Norisa Diaz, 11 January 2020
The suicide of Jesús García Serna casts light on the dire conditions facing the migrants being turned away from the US southern border.
By Kevin Reed, 11 January 2020
The loss of the video from July 23 lends further credence to the explanation that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered rather than killed himself.
By Steve Filips, 11 January 2020
The announcement comes only months after the UAW’s betrayal of the Mack Truck strike last year.
By Patrick O’Connor, 11 January 2020
American and Australian officials had exerted considerable efforts to dissuade Sogavare from aligning with China, and reacted with fury to his diplomatic switch away from Taiwan.
By Tom Hall, 11 January 2020
Sanders’ stated opposition to Trump’s threatened war in Iran is a political trap being set for workers and youth.
By Erik Schreiber, 11 January 2020
To present former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly as a truth-teller and role model, Bombshell minimizes Kelly’s right-wing views and largely ignores her employer’s role in promoting them.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2020
On Thursday, House Democrats backed a “concurrent” resolution that places no meaningful restrictions on Trump’s ability to launch a war against Iran.
By Shannon Jones, 10 January 2020
According to press reports Gamble and Settles may be linked to bribes paid by businessman Jason Gordon in exchange for the award of contracts for merchandise.
By Kate Randall, 10 January 2020
The increase in alcohol deaths—along with other “deaths of despair,” including those from opioids and suicides—has contributed to a decrease in life expectancy in the US, which fell each year from 2015 to 2017.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 10 January 2020
The deportations were already under way when the story broke Monday; however, the Trump administration has since paused the program, in part due to the strong criticism from immigration advocates as well as within federal agencies.
By Sam Dalton, 10 January 2020
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, reaps millions through her family’s connections with the super-rich.
By Matthew MacEgan and Nancy Hanover, 10 January 2020
Next Monday, thousands of angry educators will descend upon Florida’s state capitol, Tallahassee, to protest the conditions of the state’s public education system.
By Nick Beams, 9 January 2020
The key message from the annual meeting of the American Economic Association last weekend was that central banks do not have the tools to cope with a world of low inflation and low interest rates.
By Oscar Grenfell, 9 January 2020
In a statement responding to Melzer’s finding, the courageous whistleblower declared: “Even knowing I am very likely to stay in jail for an even longer time, I’m never backing down.”
By Kevin Reed, 9 January 2020
The new policy violates Fourth Amendment rights and is the first step in the establishment of a law enforcement biometric database for the entire population.
By Samuel Davidson, 9 January 2020
Following the pattern of Blackjewel, Perry County Coal Company has refused to give miners their final paycheck and money for unused vacation days.
By Bill Van Auken and David North, 9 January 2020
The media falsely claims that Trump’s failure to order immediate strikes against Iran signals an opening for peace.
By Eric London, 9 January 2020
At stake in Weinstein’s prosecution is the fundamental due process right to the presumption of innocence and a fair trial by an untainted jury.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 January 2020
In evident preparation for full-scale war, the Pentagon has dispatched a bomber strike force consisting of six B-52 heavy bombers to the US military base on the island of Diego Garcia.
By Rafael Azul, 8 January 2020
Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude quake was the most severe among numerous seismic events along an underwater fault line in recent days, marking the most damaging wave of tremors in more than a century.
By Barry Grey, 8 January 2020
It was the decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine, which is fighting a US proxy war against Russian-backed separatists, that triggered a furious conflict within the state and the Trump administration itself.
By Bryan Dyne, 8 January 2020
The airplane manufacturer’s reversal highlights its culpability in previously opposing simulator training, even after two deadly crashes of 737 Max commercial jets that took a combined total of 346 lives.
By Tom Hall, 8 January 2020
The sellout contracts imposed by the United Auto Workers on GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler workers has set the stage for new and more explosive struggles.
By Benjamin Mateus, 7 January 2020
More than 60 US citizens were held at a border crossing in Washington state Saturday, subject to illegal detention and interrogation before being allowed to return to their own country.
By Kevin Reed, 7 January 2020
A “60 Minutes” segment reveals new evidence about the death of the multi-millionaire sex offender consistent with suspicions that he was murdered and did not commit suicide.
By Tyler van Dyke and Tom Hall, 7 January 2020
The family of Damon Grimes, a Detroit teen who died in an ATV crash after police tasered him from a moving vehicle, received a $12 million settlement.
By Dan Conway, 6 January 2020
Shawn Jarmail Brown and Sidarieub Lozano died after becoming overwhelmed by fumes as they cleaned out a truck-mounted chemical tank at a facility near Houston, Texas, on December 28.
By The International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 January 2020
Trump’s provocation of a war with Iran is an attempt to find a way out of the increasingly desperate crisis of American capitalism—international and domestic—through spectacular acts of violence.
By Adam Mclean, 4 January 2020
Immigrants seeking asylum at the border city of Nogales, Arizona, will be turned back and left to fend for themselves on the southern side of the border.
By Kate Randall, 4 January 2020
The shutdown of the strike is a complete capitulation by the UAW, which exploited the genuine anger of graduate student workers over their exploitation by Harvard in a nearly month-long stunt that achieved virtually nothing.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 January 2020
In a reckless and criminal act, the Trump administration has effectively declared war on Iran, threatening to drag the whole world into a catastrophic conflict.