By Carlos Delgado, 5 September 2020
Far from honoring his memory, the media’s over-the-top eulogizing demeans the actor’s work and serves reactionary political ends.
By Jacob Crosse, 4 September 2020
Millions of families’ daily existence has been reduced to the struggle for bare necessities as hunger continues to grow.
With tens of millions facing eviction in US
By Gabriel Black, 4 September 2020
The emergency order will not reduce rent payments nor prevent the accrual of late fees.
By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2020
The Democratic presidential candidate treated the events in Kenosha as the product of racism, saying nothing about the murders of two white protesters against police violence.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 4 September 2020
With India now recording more than 75,000 new cases on average each day, it will soon overtake Brazil as the country with the world’s second-highest number of COVID-19 infections.
By Stephen Fuller and Helen Halyard, 4 September 2020
The city declared Monday Detroit Memorial Day and transformed the state park into a large-scale memorial for the 1,500 residents who have died from COVID-19 so far this year.
By Benjamin Mateus, 4 September 2020
Rural communities in Midwest states are seeing a surge of new infections that are a byproduct of the murderous back-to-school policy being implemented by every state.
Drive to play college football continues as evidence mounts that games could be “superspreader” events
By Andy Thompson, 4 September 2020
Dozens of schools are still moving forward with plans to play games in front of tens of thousands of fans, and 77 of the 130 major college football programs will play their seasons in some form this fall.
By Oscar Grenfell, 4 September 2020
Abbott, who was never known for his subtlety, merely gave unvarnished expression to the homicidal response to the pandemic by governments internationally.
“We have a right to withdraw our labour, especially when being exposed to disease and death”
By our correspondent, 4 September 2020
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a worker about the situation at the distribution centre of major supermarket chain Morrisons in Bridgwater, Somerset, which had an outbreak of COVID-19 in March.
By Louis Girard, 4 September 2020
Across the province, workers, parents and medical experts have expressed deep concern about the government’s school reopening plans.
By Lisa Lachlan, 4 September 2020
Since June, angry and indignant posts have been mounting on social media accusing the government of ignorance and inaction, disregarding the needs of roughly a million students in need of assistance.
By Justus Leicht, 4 September 2020
The verdict sends the message that anyone who is left-wing and/or opposes a regime allied with Germany can be imprisoned for years.
By Shibu Vavara, 4 September 2020
While heavy rain was blamed for the disaster, government authorities failed to provide the region with the necessary basic public infrastructure.
By Andrea Lobo, 4 September 2020
The danger of a devastating US military intervention has escalated as a result of the domestic political crisis of the Trump administration and growing divisions within the US-backed opposition in Venezuela.
By Robert Campion, 4 September 2020
Some 61 percent of international students and other foreign visa holders were relying on savings which they said would be exhausted in a matter of weeks.
By Evan Blake, 4 September 2020
In a growing number of countries around the world, the drive to reopen schools has become the focal point of the class struggle.
By Peter Symonds, 4 September 2020
By falsely and libellously accusing Scalice of being an informer for Duterte’s death squads, Sison is not only engaged in verbal thuggery, but in threats of physical violence.
By Sheila Brehm, 4 September 2020
Rick Snyder, the former Republican governor of Michigan, notorious for his role in the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, announced his support for the Democratic presidential ticket Thursday.
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 4 September 2020
The assault on immigrants across the United States is a threat to the entire working class.
By the Political Committee of the Parti de l’égalité socialiste (France), 4 September 2020
The Parti de l’égalité socialiste calls on teachers, youth and workers in France and internationally to oppose the reopening of schools.
By Elliott Murtagh, 4 September 2020
Hip-hop stars Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z sing the praises of Black capitalism in their new single “Entrepreneur,” part of TIME magazine’s “New American Revolution” campaign.
“One student or teacher funeral is too many”
By Renae Cassimeda, 3 September 2020
Protests and job actions by educators opposed to the unsafe opening of schools have spread across the country as the drive to reopen public schools and universities has sparked a massive resurgence of COVID-19.
In face of overwhelming popular opposition, Brazilian governments push criminal reopening of schools
By Tomas Castanheira, 3 September 2020
Brazilin states, including those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, have set dates to reopen schools between September and October,
By Barry Grey, 3 September 2020
Biden’s new ad is part of a further shift of his campaign to the right. It is intended to reassure the ruling elite that he can be relied on to suppress growing social opposition.
New York deploys COVID-19 “SWAT Team” to SUNY Oneonta after six percent of students test positive for virus
By Alex Findijs, 3 September 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo dispatched a team of contact tracers to Oneonta after 105 students tested positive just one week into classes. The outbreak is clear indication that the drive to reopen schools across the US will be a deadly disaster.
By Kate Randall, 3 September 2020
The pillar of the Democratic establishment for 40 years, who voted for the Iraq war, postured as a “left” using the support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
By Tim Rivers, 3 September 2020
Ford and other major corporations are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to advance major restructuring measures, shedding jobs and ratcheting up the exploitation of those who remain.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2020
Macron’s aim was to create the conditions for the return to power of a French puppet, billionaire Sa’ad Hariri, and to eliminate the power of Hezbollah.
By Zac Thorton, 3 September 2020
The company, which has remained highly profitable throughout the pandemic, is demanding the elimination of pensions and the maintenance of the two-tier wage system.
By Dan Conway, 3 September 2020
On Monday, deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department stopped Dijon Kizzee over an alleged vehicle code violation while riding a bicycle leading to his murder after a brief foot chase.
By Janet Browning, 3 September 2020
The trade unions are playing a critical role in demobilizing working class opposition to the Kenney government’s drive to reopen the economy.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 3 September 2020
The IG Metall trade union is pushing ahead with the break-up of the company under an agreement reached with Thyssenkrupp AG management at the end of May.
By Ben McGrath, 3 September 2020
The sharp growth in new infections is a result of the government’s indifference and its demand that workers stay on the job.
By Mike Head, 3 September 2020
McCarthyite-style parliamentary hearings will be held into “foreign interference in the university sector.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 3 September 2020
Fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant spent his formative years in Australia and had connections to extreme-right movements that were promoted by its political establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2020
The American intelligence agencies are at it again, instigating anti-Russian propaganda in the US media with reckless and entirely unsubstantiated claims that Moscow is intervening in the 2020 presidential election.
Socialist Equality Group in Turkey condemns attack against TİP deputy after threats from interior minister
By Sosyalist Eşitlik, 3 September 2020
Sosyalist Eşitlik unequivocally condemns the attack on Barış Atay, who was physically assaulted by a mob in İstanbul after Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu threatened him on social media.
By Clara Weiss, 3 September 2020
While the circumstances of Navalny’s illness are still under investigation, his case has become a focal point for the intervention of the imperialist powers in Russian politics.
By Laura Tiernan, 3 September 2020
The National Union of Journalist’s actions are an attack on press freedom and the public’s right to access information independently of the state-controlled and corporate media outlets.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2020
The film documents the part played by MI6 in the 1953 Anglo-American coup that ousted Iran’s nationalist Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and ushered in 26 years of a murderous dictatorship under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Youth and students: Oppose the deadly reopening of schools! Take a stand on the side of the teachers and the working class!
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 3 September 2020
The IYSSE calls on students and young people in middle school, high school and college to organize opposition to the deadly campaign to reopen schools!
As protests against police violence continue across the US
By Barry Grey, 2 September 2020
Trump’s efforts to project an image of authoritarian strength during his visit were belied by the extraordinary security measures taken to wall him off from the population.
By Kevin Martinez, 2 September 2020
By the end of the year more people will die every day from hunger as a result of disruptions to the global food chain brought about by the pandemic, than from the virus itself.
By Alex Lantier, 2 September 2020
Top officials of NATO member states are openly discussing going to war with one another, in conflicts that could set the Mediterranean and the world ablaze.
By Kevin Reed, 2 September 2020
The drive to force the Chinese-owned video sharing app to be sold to a US company was countered by Beijing’s imposition of export restrictions on software components of the platform.
By Jerry White, 2 September 2020
The deal that delays the opening by a week is aimed at countering the growing demands by teachers in the city and around the country for a nationwide work stoppage.
Second call-in meeting of the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee attracts large audience across the US
By Renae Cassimeda, 2 September 2020
Educators and workers from New York, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and many other states, as well as Britain, Germany, and South Korea participated in the meeting.
By Chase Lawrence, 2 September 2020
Despite major outbreaks, many of these schools are still resisting pressure from students, parents, and workers to switch to online learning.
By Rafael Azul, 2 September 2020
Photos circulated on social media this week showing children sitting in a parking lot in order to use their internet to do homework.
By E. Cohen and Andy Thompson, 2 September 2020
The number of new daily cases at the school—home to more than 30,000 students—has remained in triple digits but the university continues to hold 25 percent of classes face to face.
By Carl Bronski, 2 September 2020
Autoworkers are ready to wage a militant struggle in defence of jobs, wages, and working conditions, but they will need to break organizationally and politically from Unifor.
Trump administration considered using “heat ray” microwave weapon on migrants crossing the US-Mexico border
By Carlos Reed, 2 September 2020
What was deemed too inhumane to be deployed in war has been discussed in the highest government circles for use as an anti-immigrant weapon.
By Richard Tyler, 2 September 2020
A study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that 59 million workers in Europe, over a quarter of the entire workforce, are in jobs that are seriously at risk.
New York City transit workers and the COVID-19 pandemic: A timeline of criminal inaction and union betrayal
By Daniel de Vries and Sam Dalton, 2 September 2020
As transit workers face the dual threat of a second wave of coronavirus and budget disaster, the lessons must be drawn from the death of 146 colleagues.
By Robert Stevens and Barry Mason, 2 September 2020
This week, the Ministry of Defence confirmed that an Army Watchkeeper drone—previously used in Afghanistan war zones—is to fly over the English Channel to monitor migrant boats.
By Harm Zonderland and Parwini Zora, 2 September 2020
Rioting started in the Schilderswijk district of The Hague, which is devastated by rising social misery, shunned by the media and subjected to continual police harassment.
By Owen Howell, 2 September 2020
As has been the case internationally, schools and workplaces in the crowded archipelago have emerged as centres of infection.
By Terry Cook, 2 September 2020
The Australian government is bailing out the airline company as it exploits the COVID-19 pandemic to unveil a further restructuring.
By our correspondents, 2 September 2020
The online event was an attempt to divert the growing rank and file disgust over the union’s role in volunteering unprecedented sacrifices of jobs, pay and conditions.
By Nick Beams, 2 September 2020
This August, amid mass death, hunger and poverty, Wall Street recorded its biggest increase for the month since 1986.
By David North, 2 September 2020
An appraisal, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, of the work of the great theoretician and strategist of World Socialist Revolution during the final year of his life.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 September 2020
Responding to the outpouring of public opposition triggered by the WSWS’s exposure of plans for separate housing for black students, the Washington Square News published a defense of the initiative Monday.
By Saman Gunadasa, 2 September 2020
The hartal showed that regardless of the intensity of a mass struggle, it will not succeed without a conscious Marxist leadership
By Benjamin Mateus, 2 September 2020
The ruling elites and their legion of state and local officials are furiously pushing to open schools and universities. However, recent published studies have provided ample evidence that school openings will drive the pandemic toward a second, potentially larger, wave.
By Jerry White, 31 August 2020
Over the last three weeks, there have been at least 12,000 infections at public schools, universities and colleges in the US.
New York City teachers union holds strike authorization vote amidst mass opposition to school reopening
By Tim Avery, 31 August 2020
The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) aims to block rank-and-file educators from taking independent initiative against the policy or reopening schools.
By Patrick Martin, 31 August 2020
The extraordinary statement by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff came in response to a letter from two Democratic congresswomen.
By Nick Beams, 31 August 2020
The key initiative announced at the gathering was the decision by the US Fed’s policy-making body to maintain interest rates at ultra-low levels for an indefinite period.
By Ben McGrath, 31 August 2020
Whoever replaces Abe will pursue the same militarist agenda and build up to war in the Asia-Pacific region.
By John Vassilopoulos, 31 August 2020
The ND government's actions are particularly brutal amid a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of new infections being announced each day.
By Luke Galvin, 31 August 2020
Shorty after the opening of the fall semester CMU has seen 117 new COVID-19 cases as a result of the reckless decision to move ahead with in-person classes.
University of Florida graduate residents expose plans to quarantine COVID-19 victims in family housing
By Charles Sutter and Matthew MacEgan, 31 August 2020
The university management plans to quarantine people in family housing complexes in secret while pursuing a “herd immunity” strategy on campus.
By Peter Ross, 31 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly spread through California, with over 6,000 new infections per day, including 1,500 in Los Angeles County alone.
By Patrick Smith, 31 August 2020
Leslie Nelson reportedly suffered an epileptic seizure as her belongings were thrown into her yard under the close watch of the police.
Amid cross-Canada protests against back-to-school drive, Trudeau announces $2 billion to fund school reopenings
By Roger Jordan, 31 August 2020
The prime minister stressed that reopening schools is “critical to restarting the economy.”
By J. L'Heureau, 31 August 2020
Three days after the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1856, the scale of destruction and accompanying social crisis is coming into sharp relief.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 31 August 2020
More than 400 refugees are waiting in the central Mediterranean Sea off Sicily to be assigned to a safe haven.
By Adam Mclean, 31 August 2020
The Culinary Workers Union is not opposing the layoffs, demanding only that the fired workers be given the right to be re-hired at some point in the future.
By Alan Whyte, 31 August 2020
The MTA is considering reducing New York City bus and subway service by 40 percent as well as cutting commuter railroads service by 50 percent.
GM workers in Silao, Mexico, report eighth death from COVID-19, as corporation fires vulnerable workers
By Andrea Lobo, 31 August 2020
GM and the corporate-controlled Confederation of Mexican Workers have refused to provide workers with any information about COVID-19 cases in the plant.
By Martin Scott, 31 August 2020
Although the true extent of the corporate welfare grab is unknown, listed companies have received at least $625 million in COVID-19 wage subsidies.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 31 August 2020
The murders in Kenosha are the first major attempt to use right-wing vigilante groups to carry out violent attacks on domestic opposition within the United States.
By our correspondents, 31 August 2020
We call on our readers to come to the defence of Scalice by sending statements of support to the WSWS opposing the slanderous attack on him by the Communist Party of the Philippines.
By Henry Hakamaki, 31 August 2020
Several recent studies suggest that survivors of the coronavirus can come down with a second case after recovering from a first infection.
By Erika Zimmer, 31 August 2020
The data exposes the fraud of the Gonski funding model, commissioned by the last federal Labor government, ostensibly to overcome the socioeconomic divide.
By Joanne Laurier, 31 August 2020
Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win it twice. Her life and work are the subject matter of Iranian-born French filmmaker Marjane Satrapi’s feature.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 August 2020
The Democrats and the media are covering up the direct line that can be drawn between the fascistic statements of Trump and the vigilante killings in Kenosha perpetrated by Kyle Rittenhouse.
By Alex Lantier, 29 August 2020
The imposition of sanctions is a clumsy and hypocritical attempt to maximize the EU’s influence in Belarus amid growing working-class anger against the Belarusian ruling elite.
By Renae Cassimeda, 29 August 2020
The past week has seen a deepening of the disastrous crisis surrounding the reopening of schools, with significant outbreaks occurring in schools across the country.
“They should shut everything down again until they get the virus under control”
By Emma Arceneaux, 29 August 2020
Deplorable working conditions and an immediate reduction of hours and pay impelled 45 percent of school bus drivers in Columbus, Mississippi to walk out on Monday.
By Gregor Link, 29 August 2020
As the country’s various state governments rush ahead with the policy of opening schools, growing numbers are expressing their opposition to the move.
By Christoph Vandreier, 29 August 2020
Chancellor Merkel and the German state premiers to continue their dangerous policies, despite increasing COVID-19 infection rates.
Attend the UK online education forum Saturday September 5, 2pm
Form independent rank-and-file safety committees of teachers, educators, parents and students! For a general strike against the reopening of schools!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 29 August 2020
The reopening of schools is based solely on utilising the education system as a childminding service to force parents into unsafe workplaces.
By Robert Stevens, 29 August 2020
The information is not available in the news section of the Food Standards Agency’s website or its social media accounts.
By Paul Mitchell, 29 August 2020
Strikers warn that the pandemic is being used to enforce unprecedented job cuts and further privatise the arts and culture sector.
By Brian Brown, 29 August 2020
Over 600 students tested positive for COVID-19 within the first week of in person classes as cases surge in Iowa.
By Linda Rios, 29 August 2020
Nearly two dozen major fire complexes are still burning, along with hundreds of smaller ones, including a new fire that started in the early hours of Friday.
By Jessica Goldstein, 29 August 2020
Under the pro-death penalty, law and order administration of President Trump, the federal government has executed more inmates this year than in all previous 56 years combined.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 August 2020
O’Toole has pledged to “take back Canada” from the “radical left,” aggressively confront China, and make Canada more investment friendly.