By Steve James, 28 August 2020
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s government has overseen a murderous COVID-19 policy, particularly against elderly care home residents.
UK government planning troops on the streets for combined pandemic “second wave” and hard Brexit crisis
By Richard Tyler, 28 August 2020
The Cabinet study follows on from previous government plans for the possible imposition of martial law in the context of the deepening crisis over Britain’s exiting the European Union.
By Philipp Frisch, 28 August 2020
Students at a vocational school center in Dortmund have formed an action committee to oppose the reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic, the dangerous results of which they confront every day.
By Tom Peters, 28 August 2020
There are many unanswered questions about how fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant was able to carry out his attack without being stopped by the police or intelligence agencies.
By Matthew Richter, 28 August 2020
Teachers, students, and their families are being forced to risk their lives in unsafe and under-resourced school buildings amid a raging pandemic.
By a correspondent, 28 August 2020
Many local governments implemented “demolition first, then resettlement” policies, causing villagers to lose their homes.
By Marcus Day, 28 August 2020
The change in CDC testing guidelines pushed through by the White House will fuel the further spread of the pandemic throughout workplaces, homes and communities, killing untold numbers.
By Oscar Grenfell, 28 August 2020
The visit has underscored the brutal conditions in which Assange is imprisoned and has sparked renewed fears that his health is continuing to deteriorate.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 28 August 2020
The SEP’s National Congress resolved to build the IYSSE among working-class youth, as well as university and high school students, on the basis of the revolutionary traditions of Trotskyism.
By Duval County Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 28 August 2020
The Florida Department of Health issued a mandate Tuesday censoring COVID-19 data within Duval public schools while state officials threatened the jobs of educators who oppose the deadly school openings.
By Anthony del Olmo, 27 August 2020
Northern California residents have suffered more than a week of wildfires caused by lightning strikes and a historic heat wave in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jason Melanovski, 26 August 2020
As a result of the growing working class protests within Belarus and Lukashenko’s turn to the Kremlin, the government in Kiev has turned against its former ally.
By Barry Grey, 26 August 2020
The event marks the evolution of one of the two major parties of American capitalism into an instrument for the development of a personalist and authoritarian movement with increasingly fascistic characteristics.
After receiving $5.8 billion through the CARES Act
By Jacob Crosse, 26 August 2020
As temporary layoffs become permanent, airline executives and their stockholders, with the invaluable assistance of the trade unions, are consigning thousands to destitution.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 26 August 2020
India is the third country to surpass 3 million registered coronavirus cases, and its official death toll, widely considered to be an underestimation, is approaching 60,000.
By Clare Bruderlin, 26 August 2020
The tragic fatalities are the outcome of the corporatisation of the sector by successive Labor and Liberal-National federal governments.
Fraudulent Associated Press “fact-check” targets WSWS article on student housing segregation project at NYU
By the WSWS Editorial Board, 26 August 2020
The AP’s “fact-check” of the WSWS is a dishonest piece of hack journalism aimed at discrediting an accurate account of New York University’s plans to accept segregated student housing.
By Matthew MacEgan, 26 August 2020
Since reopening in-person instruction, the University of Alabama has reported 566 new cases of COVID-19 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 646 new cases.
By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 26 August 2020
Doctors at Berlin’s Charité hospital claimed Monday they had found indications that Alexei Navalny, the head of Russia’s pro-NATO liberal opposition, was poisoned.
By Mike Head, 26 August 2020
The government’s latest measures were again drafted in closed-door talks with the ACTU and then signed off by the Labor Party.
By Renae Cassimeda, 26 August 2020
A teacher from Fort Collins was recently fired for raising safety concerns as school openings in Colorado unfold in dangerous and piecemeal fashion, while the state now has 55,700 COVID-19 cases and 1,926 deaths.
By Ali Elhassan, 26 August 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, is preparing to place the burden of the pandemic-triggered budgetary crisis on workers, including frontline health care workers.
By Marianne Arens and Gregor Link, 26 August 2020
The federal and state governments in Germany are setting the stage for a further explosion in the number of cases by reopening schools.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2020
Pompeo made it very clear who was the master in this relationship and that China’s increasing trade and investment ties with Israel were unacceptable.
By Ben McGrath, 26 August 2020
The Abe government is continuing its push to rearm by obtaining offensive weaponry, regardless of whether or not it violates the constitution.
By Peter Ross, 26 August 2020
As of Tuesday morning, 937 structures have been destroyed and 251 damaged, and the fires continue to threaten some 30,500 additional structures.
By Eboni Davis and Kathleen Martin, 26 August 2020
On Saturday night, the Detroit Police Department went on a rampage against peaceful protesters, arresting 44 after tear-gassing and beating people in the streets for unlawful assembly.
“These same conditions exist all over the world”
Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee defends immigrant workers at Indiana parts plant, opposes back-to-school drive
By Tim Rivers, 26 August 2020
Workers at the plant are refusing leadership positions on the shop floor and others are leaving the factory in response to forced overtime and the disregard of medical work restrictions.
By Thomas Scripps, 26 August 2020
In Britain, this campaign relies wholly on posing as an opposition to the pseudo-left purveyors of identity politics on campus.
Canadian autoworkers demand Unifor release tentative contracts with Detroit Three in full prior to ratification votes
By Carl Bronski, 26 August 2020
The petition, already signed by around 1,300 autoworkers, is a sign of mounting worker opposition to Unifor but its initiators promote the dangerous illusion that the union can be reformed.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 August 2020
The latest incident to produce an eruption of angry protests is the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American father of six, shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
By our correspondent, 26 August 2020
Delegates discussed and unanimously adopted a major resolution outlining the deepening crisis of Australian and world capitalism and the tasks of the party over the next two years, and elected a new national leadership.
By Isaac Finn, 26 August 2020
Republican former security officials, virtually all of whom were involved in war crimes and domestic spying, have announced that they will be voting for the Democratic presidential nominee.
By Patrick Martin, 24 August 2020
The House of Representatives convened for a Saturday session to vote on funding the Postal Service, but Democratic leaders declined to take any action on federal supplemental unemployment benefits, which expired July 31.
By Evan Blake, 24 August 2020
The policy of concealing cases has become the modus operandi across industries and serves as a mechanism for implementing the homicidal return-to-work campaign of the ruling class.
By Alex Johnson and Matthew MacEgan, 24 August 2020
The court is set to decide on a challenge by the Florida Education Association to Governor Ron DeSantis’s edict for face-to-face instruction.
By Will McCalliss, 24 August 2020
The project is being initiated by the Broad Institute in Cambridge, which is associated with the Broad Foundation, best known for its school privatization efforts around the country.
“I have nothing but a bunch of ashes”
By Norissa Santa Cruz, 24 August 2020
The two largest fires, now the second and third largest in the state’s history, are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from deadly situation to another.
By Shuvu Batta, 24 August 2020
Louis DeJoy spoke before a Senate Committee on the bipartisan manufactured crisis of the United States Postal Service and possible election fraud.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 August 2020
State election boards and judges have issued last minute rulings blocking third party candidates from appearing on the ballot
By Josh Varlin, 24 August 2020
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and his predecessor James O’Neill, along with other top NYPD officials and 11 percent of active cops, have substantiated abuse complaints against them.
By Karsten Schneider, 24 August 2020
Calls for race-based student housing stem not from a desire to improve the lives of all students and youth, but to advance the interests of a small layer of the population.
By Chase Lawrence, 24 August 2020
A collision between a dredging vessel and a pipeline caused an explosion and fire, injuring six crewmen and leaving two dead and two still missing.
By Roger Jordan, 24 August 2020
By reducing by 20 percent the aid given to workers rendered jobless by the pandemic, the Liberal government is trying to goad them into returning to work under unsafe conditions.
By Cesar Uco and Bill Van Auken, 24 August 2020
The tragedy is the direct outcome of the government’s police-state enforcement of coronavirus restrictions, even as it grants a free rein to mining and other business interests.
By Thomas Scripps, 24 August 2020
Policy Exchange argues for a combined intervention into both academia and student politics on campus to suppress left-wing protest and give free rein to far-right ideologues.
By Chris Marsden, 24 August 2020
Corbyn was involved in talks with the Tories who told him explicitly that theirs was a murderous policy of allowing the coronavirus to develop unchecked.
By Gustav Kemper and Peter Schwarz, 24 August 2020
The tax authorities, government and judiciary closed their eyes as banks and shareholders helped themselves to €31.8 billion in public funds between 2001 and 2016.
By Terry Cook, 24 August 2020
Qantas and Virgin, like their global rivals, are using COVID-19 to slash costs by eliminating thousands of jobs.
By Mike Head, 24 August 2020
There was outrage at the University of Sydney last week after all departments were asked to plan scenarios to cut thousands of full-time jobs.
By Peter Symonds, 24 August 2020
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Sison launched a menacing attack on Scalice, a respected authority on the history of the Philippine left, after the announcement of his lecture that will focus on the CPP’s record of betrayal.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP Presidential Candidate, 24 August 2020
Only through the development of the class struggle can the working class make right the years of bipartisan social crimes against the working class of Flint, Michigan.
By Oscar Grenfell, 24 August 2020
The response underscores the international support for Assange among workers and young people which finds no expression in the official political parties or the corporate press.
By Kevin Reed, 24 August 2020
The expert panelists made clear that Assange would be held in the most draconian conditions, treated as a terrorist and denied due process.
By Frank Gaglioti, 24 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a century event, a trigger event, that has exposed the deep contradictions and terminal decay in the capitalist organization of world resources.
By Clara Weiss, 22 August 2020
Whatever the tactical differences between the opposition and the government, they share a common goal: ending the strike movement as quickly as possible.
“They are killing people to save money”
By Shannon Jones, 22 August 2020
In order to cut costs and boost profits, management and the UAW are seeking to eliminate the limited and inadequate safety protocols put in place in May.
By Bryan Dyne, 22 August 2020
To fully map spread of the pandemic, and contain the disease, the US should be doing 6–10 million tests per day. It currently does about 700,000.
By Alejandro López, 22 August 2020
The drive to reopen schools after the summer break continues unabated throughout Europe as the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across the continent.
Facebook censors anti-fascist and anarchist groups, falsely linking them with extreme-right violence
By Kevin Reed, 22 August 2020
Facebook has adopted positions put forward by the Trump administration and US Justice Department targeting left-wing opposition in the latest expansion of its political censorship regime.
By Owen Howell, 22 August 2020
This week’s state crackdown on the student leadership of mass protests that have swept across the country reveals the Thai ruling elite’s fear of a broader movement.
By Laura Tiernan, 22 August 2020
The delay follows an outpouring of public opposition to eviction proceedings due to begin Monday, with 290,000 renters at immediate risk of homelessness.
By Paul Bond, 22 August 2020
Northampton, already on a coronavirus watchlist, has the highest rate of new cases in England and could be subjected to a local lockdown.
By Alice Summers, 22 August 2020
The deal adds a further year to the ticking time-bomb of mass firings, postponing the approximately 25,000 job losses from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021.
By James Mullan, 22 August 2020
The strike action was spontaneously organized in response to the university’s reckless reopening plans that left RAs with larger workloads than in pre-pandemic semesters.
By Valery Tsekov, 22 August 2020
The Wayne State University administration is using the crisis to push through long sought after “cost-cutting” attacks on workers and students.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 August 2020
Fizer’s family has been stonewalled at every turn by investigators and police for more than two months.
By Mike Head, 22 August 2020
Despite paying lip service to the aged care catastrophe, the federal, state and territory government leaders adopted “economic recovery” as their top priority.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 August 2020
The calling off of the stoppage is in line with the role played by the unions throughout the pandemic, in seeking to suppress all working-class opposition.
By Andre Damon, 22 August 2020
The factions of the state backing the Biden campaign have set out to “reclaim America’s place in the world” by “getting tough” with Russia and China.
By our reporters, 22 August 2020
The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei’s call to build action committees to prepare a general strike in Germany against the reopening of schools has been shared hundreds of times on social media and found thousands of readers.
By David Walsh, 22 August 2020
A French actress in her 70s, Fabienne Dangeville, receives a visit at her elegant Paris home from her daughter Lumir, son-in-law Hank and grand-daughter Charlotte, who live in New York.
By Laurent Lafrance, 22 August 2020
Yesterday’s truce agreement marks the final stage in the union’s efforts to end the strike as quickly as possible and betray the legitimate demands of the rank and file.
Pakistani university workers oppose job cuts; Offshore gas platform workers strike in Western Australia; New Zealand health workers protest
22 August 2020
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By Evan Blake, 21 August 2020
The move comes in response to the growing opposition of educators, parents and students to the catastrophic reopening of schools, which has already infected over 2,500 students and staff across the country.
By Shannon Jones, 21 August 2020
The number of new unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week as workers facing mounting economic pressures due to the ending of federal supplemental jobless benefits and the end of eviction bans.
By Sheila Brehm, 21 August 2020
The ruling class is eager to finally put the Flint water poisoning behind them and hope the multi-million-dollar payout will appease workers, at least temporarily.
By Kevin Reed, 21 August 2020
The former top adviser to President Trump was arrested on Thursday along with three others on fraud charges in connection with a scheme to defraud donors who gave money to a right-wing “We Build the Wall” fundraising campaign.
Architect of Sweden’s coronavirus policy advocated keeping schools open to reach “herd immunity” more quickly
By Jordan Shilton, 21 August 2020
Chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell’s callous disregard for human life is not an individual phenomenon, rather his chilling email correspondence reflects the thinking of the ruling elites in every country.
By Clara Weiss, 21 August 2020
Navalny’s hospitalization comes amid an escalating crisis around the protests and mass strikes in Belarus which have heightened tensions in Europe and Russia.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 August 2020
Israel is preparing for war on the besieged Palestinian enclave, even as it ups the ante against Hezbollah in Lebanon and its primary target, Iran.
By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2020
Family members say the victim had his claim for asylum in France refused, and risked the dangerous sea crossing seeking a better life.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 August 2020
The operation has been used as a screen to further integrate local police departments with federal agencies, while funneling millions of dollars and deploying over 1,000 federal agents into US cities.
Federal judge orders second investigation into Virginia immigrant detention center hit by mass outbreak of COVID-19
By Joe Williams, 21 August 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found prison staff were refusing to use safety equipment or provide inmates with protection from COVID-19.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 21 August 2020
Millions of workers have joined strikes and protests opposing the government’s attacks on their wages and working conditions.
Thirty years since the capitalist reunification of Germany
By Wolfgang Weber, 21 August 2020
Berlin is being hit with full force by the economic and social consequences of the Corona policy of the city’s government, a coalition of the SPD, Left Party and Greens.
By Johannes Stern, 21 August 2020
The Left Party embraces Olaf Scholz not despite, but rather because of his reactionary policies.
By Gregor Link, 21 August 2020
Events in Hamburg show how recklessly the ruling class is putting the lives of teachers, pupils and parents at risk and covering up the true extent of the pandemic.
By Margaret Rees, 21 August 2020
The Victorian Labor government is attempting to downplay the growing number of infected healthcare workers in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.
By Martin Scott, 21 August 2020
Thousands of possibly coronavirus-infected passengers were allowed to leave the cruise ship without being tested, leading to the spread of the virus and fatalities across the country.
By Mike Head, 21 August 2020
The political establishment is exploiting the COVID-19 catastrophe—for which its own policies are directly responsible—to introduce police-state powers.
By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2020
The sheer contempt for the intelligence of the population and the viewing audience was summed up in Biden’s acceptance speech, which sought to cram every possible trite phrase into a single 20-minute address.
By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2020
Following the example of the 2018 elections, the Democratic Party is putting forward a large new group of military-intelligence candidates for Congress in 2020.
August 26 online lecture: “First as tragedy, second as farce: Marcos, Duterte, and the Communist Parties of the Philippines.”
21 August 2020
Scalice, a postdoctoral researcher at Nanyang Technological University, will deliver his online lecture at 3 p.m. Singapore time (same time in Philippines, 3 a.m. New York, 9 a.m. Berlin, 12:30 p.m. Colombo, 5 p.m. Sydney)
By David Walsh, 21 August 2020
Released in theaters or available to stream today, Desert One is a documentary film about the US military’s effort in April 1980 to free American embassy staff captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution.
By Bryan Dyne, 20 August 2020
As of mid-July, there were 178,500 excess deaths in just fifteen urban areas internationally, including New York City, Mexico City, Lima, Jakarta, Istanbul and Madrid.
By Evan Blake, 19 August 2020
Barring the independent mobilization of educators, parents and the broader working class to halt the reopening of schools, the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate.
COVID-19 overtakes accidents as third leading cause of death in the US as testing continues to decline
By Benjamin Mateus, 19 August 2020
Despite the deadly nature of the virus, which has already killed more than 175,000 in the US, testing capacity is declining as states move to resume in-school learning.
By John Vassilopoulos, 19 August 2020
The government’s response has been a series of token measures targeting areas with a high number of cases, including Attica and Thessaloniki. Set to run until August 24, the measures subordinate public health to commercial interests.
By Kevin Reed, 19 August 2020
Democrats and Republicans with close ties to the intelligence agencies have launched a campaign of opposition after the president said he would look into the case of the former NSA contractor who exposed illegal mass surveillance.