Democratic Rights in the US
By Kate Randall, 16 October 2018
The ruling invalidating the state’s 37-year-old death penalty law makes Washington the latest in a string of states in recent years to abandon capital punishment.
By Andre Damon, 15 October 2018
The social media monopoly’s removal of left-wing news pages with millions of followers is the latest step in a conspiracy by the state and the technology giants to censor the internet.
By James Cogan, 15 October 2018
Ecuador’s decision does not end the danger Assange faces or his effective imprisonment inside the small embassy building in London.
By Andre Damon, 13 October 2018
PropOrNot, an organization that published a blacklist of oppositional media organizations in 2016, hailed Facebook’s actions as the precursor to shutting down the targeted organizations' web sites.
By Mike Head, 12 October 2018
The timing of the unprecedented extradition points to a new stage in the US drive to prevent China from becoming an economic or military threat to US global hegemony.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2018
Lara Alqasem, 22, was targeted because she is president of the University of Florida’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, which supports the BDS campaign against Israel.
By Andre Damon, 11 October 2018
Amid an intensification of military tensions with Russia and China, the Pentagon has produced a document proposing to “retool” US society for “great power conflict.”
By Kevin Reed, 11 October 2018
On Tuesday, the far-right news outlet Breitbart News published a leaked internal document by technology giant Google that openly discusses political censorship.
By Leslie Murtagh, 11 October 2018
New York University’s DC campus, heavily funded by the Department of Defense and military-affiliated philanthropists, operates as a conference hall and recruitment center for the intelligence agencies and armed forces.
By Joseph Lorenz, 10 October 2018
John Rubadeau, who has more than three decades at the university, was fired by the English Department on the basis of unspecified allegations.
By Patrick Martin, 9 October 2018
The thoroughly right-wing campaign waged by the Democratic Party over the Kavanaugh nomination, focused solely on allegations of sexual assault, has set the tone for the US congressional elections.
By Eric London, 5 October 2018
The historical development of the presumption of innocence is a centuries-long battle for due process and enlightenment against irrationalism, lynch mob justice and arbitrary state repression.
By Eric London, 2 October 2018
Immigration officials are rounding up hundreds of children at night and transporting them to a tent city in Texas.
By Zac Thorton and Warren Duzak, 2 October 2018
Tennessee has a long history of deadly police violence against fleeing suspects.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 October 2018
The barren tent camp in the desert on the Mexican border is built to house up to 3,800 children.
By Patrick Martin, 28 September 2018
The Democratic Party has decided to wage its opposition to the reactionary Supreme Court nominee on the most degraded and right-wing basis possible.
By David Walsh, 27 September 2018
Following the press and television news in the US might lead one to believe that a kind of madness has seized hold of the American media, along with sections of the affluent petty-bourgeoisie.
By Kristina Betinis and George Gallanis, 27 September 2018
The defense team is relying on allegations that McDonald was a “combative” person to convince the jury he posed a threat and deserved to be killed.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 September 2018
Relishing in the chaos and uncertainty it had caused, ICE remained silent over the weekend as armed agents conducted “targeted raids” in over 14 counties.
By James Cogan, 25 September 2018
Former British whistleblower Craig Murray linked the newspaper’s allegations directly to the Mueller investigation in the United States.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 September 2018
The administration of Governor Snyder is preparing to deploy National Guard troops in a strikebreaking operation against thousands of locked out roadway construction workers.
By David Walsh, 19 September 2018
The New York Times, Washington Post, leading Democrats and other establishment figures are attempting to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination on the grounds of an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault.
By Mike Ingram, 19 September 2018
Facebook’s “fact-checkers” will now censor not just web articles, but image macros and political videos.
By Erik Schreiber, 19 September 2018
The results of the study directly contradict the assertions of law enforcement officials across the country.
By Patrick Martin, 18 September 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee will call Kavanaugh and his accuser to testify Monday, delaying a confirmation vote originally set for this Thursday.
By Andre Damon, 17 September 2018
The appearance of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Air Force Association’s annual conference embodies the fusion of America’s technology monopolies with the apparatus of state repression.
Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter 72 hours after shooting neighbor in his own apartment
By Harvey Simpkins, 11 September 2018
Texas Rangers interviewed officer Amber Guyger and told the police department to “hold off” on arresting her supposedly to investigate the matter further.
By Andre Damon in Washington, 6 September 2018
Wednesday’s hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee made one thing clear: there is not an inch of daylight between Facebook and the spy agencies in the drive to censor the internet.
By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2018
The Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court have shed light on the domination not only of the courts, but of every branch of government by the corporate oligarchy.
By David Moore, 6 September 2018
The court’s removal of the school funding initiative from the November ballot underscores the fact that America’s billionaires and millionaires will not tolerate the slightest encroachment on their personal fortunes.
By Linda Tenenbaum, 5 September 2018
“Once you’re immersed in a war zone, you realise that it isn’t statistics anymore. These were human lives and flaws and all of the vulnerabilities that people have.”
By Mike Head, 5 September 2018
Ministers from the US-led global surveillance network revealed stepped-up measures against Chinese and Russian “foreign interference” and greater control over social media.
By Leslie Murtagh, 5 September 2018
The union for New York City police sergeants has offered a $500 reward to anyone who assists a cop in making an arrest.
By Andre Damon, 5 September 2018
As executives from Facebook and Twitter prepare to testify on Capitol Hill, the social media monopolies are scrambling to demonstrate how far they have gone to implement censorship.
By Gabriel Black, 4 September 2018
The report contains justifications for mass spying on Chinese nationals and warns against cultural exchange programs that leave Americans with positive views of China
By Warren Duzak and Keisha Gibbs, 3 September 2018
Despite the billions invested in healthcare, and dozens of Nashville area hospitals, poor and working class women are limited to one small clinic for elective abortions.
By James Cogan, 1 September 2018
The claim that Assange was part of a conspiracy to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election is based on amalgams, distortions and outright lies.
By Andre Damon, 29 August 2018
The internet monopoly, which has worked to bury left-wing political viewpoints in search results for over a year, said, “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”
Behind the coordinated social media censorship by Facebook, Twitter and Google
By Kevin Reed, 29 August 2018
The cyber-security firm FireEye has high-level connections with military intelligence and Wall Street and is working with social media companies to promote censorship.
By Kevin Martinez, 27 August 2018
Winner is the first person to be tried by the Trump Administration under the Espionage Act, receiving the longest ever sentence for revealing classified documents.
By Kevin Reed, 25 August 2018
Google announced on Thursday that it had shut down 58 social media accounts that the company claimed were part of an Iranian government-sponsored “influence campaign.”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 24 August 2018
The killing of a young Iowa woman has become a pretext for the Trump administration and its supporters to intensify attacks on immigrants.
One year after WSWS open letter to Google
By Andre Damon, 23 August 2018
On Tuesday, Facebook announced the removal of hundreds of user accounts and pages, many of them opposing the crimes of the American, Saudi and Israeli governments in the Middle East.
By Matthew Verhoven, 22 August 2018
More than 120 people marched to Mount Sinai Hospital, and to the Chicago Police Department 10th District, to demand the release of the boy’s body and footage of the events.
By Keisha Gibbs, 17 August 2018
Nashville-based private prison company CoreCivic continues to reap profits despite numerous lawsuits.
By E.P. Milligan, 15 August 2018
The 16 cables from Haspel published by the National Security Archive document scenes fit for a medieval dungeon.
By Jill Lux, 13 August 2018
Every legal immigrant using a social program is in danger of being labeled a “public charge,” and therefore ineligible for citizenship.
By Alan Gilman, 13 August 2018
Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 August 2018
Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.
Inmate “gulped for an extended period of time” and was “choking,” “gasping”
By Kate Randall, 11 August 2018
Irick’s attorneys had argued that their client suffered from severe mental illness and that one of the drugs to be used in his lethal injection could cause severe pain.
By Jacob Crosse, 11 August 2018
Eleven year old Donesha Gowdy was suspected of “petty shoplifting”.
By Eric London, 10 August 2018
The government sought to remove the immigrants from the US while their lawyers were preoccupied arguing the case in court.
By Barry Grey, 10 August 2018
The prosecution of Chris Collins is a political shot by the US intelligence agencies across Trump’s bow.
Teamsters for a Democratic Union-linked Facebook page censors Amazon worker’s video calling for a united struggle with UPS workers
By Will Morrow, 10 August 2018
The Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a dissident faction of the union apparatus, is terrified of Amazon and UPS workers linking up in a common struggle.
By Jimmy Smith and Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2018
The purpose of extensive surveillance is to monitor, chill, and ultimately crack down on opposition in the working class to the actions of the government and the police.
By Matthew Taylor, 6 August 2018
The ruling invalidates recent attempts to suppress the student vote in Florida.
By Eric London, 4 August 2018
Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.
By Kevin Martinez, 1 August 2018
The program allows federal air marshals to follow and report on American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation, and not on any terrorist watch list.
By Matthew MacEgan, 1 August 2018
Two weeks ago, a white man shot an unarmed black man over a parking spot at a convenience store but was not arrested.
By David Walsh, 1 August 2018
The New Yorker magazine has posted Farrow’s new article, detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Leslie Moonves, the chairman, president and CEO of CBS Corporation.
By Tom Hall, 25 July 2018
The admission by government lawyers raises the prospect that hundreds of parents separated under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy might never see their children again.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2018
Hunger strikes and lawsuits have exposed the barbaric treatment of refugees and immigrants at detention facilities in the US.
By Daniel de Vries, 24 July 2018
Daniel Pantaleo has remained on the job pending an internal investigation into the 2014 strangling death of Garner.
Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”
By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018
“I say defend Julian, not just because I’m his mother, but as a citizen and someone who believes in democracy and freedom.”
By Mike Head, 23 July 2018
Plans are afoot to subject the WikiLeaks editor to lengthy imprisonment by the British authorities, pending extradition to the US.
By Trévon Austin, 14 July 2018
Children and parents were scattered nationwide including Maryland, Texas, New York, Georgia, Louisiana, Arizona and Illinois.
By John Burton, 14 July 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a long record expanding US war powers during his 12 years as a DC Circuit judge.
By Patrick Martin, 13 July 2018
While Republicans sought to cross-examine former FBI official Peter Strzok about text messages expressing hostility to Trump, Democrats denounced the hearing as a “favor to Putin.”
By Ed Hightower, 13 July 2018
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee boasts a record of reaction both as an attorney and as a judge
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a reactionary in the mold of Trump’s first high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 9 July 2018
The corporate media has effectively dropped coverage of the 3,000 children languishing in immigration detention facilities across the country.
By E.P. Milligan, 9 July 2018
The decision to drop charges against those arrested for opposing Trump's inauguration, exposes the fraud of the trials themselves.
By Eric London, 3 July 2018
The announcement by the Democrats that they will not seek to block Trump’s Supreme Court appointee reveals certain truths about the two-party system.
By Kayla Costa, 3 July 2018
The tragic murder of Jason Washington is a direct result of the militarization of campuses across the country.
By Patrick Martin, 2 July 2018
There were protests in more than 700 locations, with the largest in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and New York City.
“This is like the 1930s. We have to come together and oppose it”
By our reporters, 2 July 2018
Demonstrators in many cities gave their views to the World Socialist Web Site. Below we publish interviews from Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York City.
“I want a political organization that acknowledges that capitalism is not working”
SEP, IYSSE campaign for congressional candidate Niles Niemuth at pro-immigrant protest in Ann Arbor, Michigan
By our reporters, 2 July 2018
A team of SEP and IYSSE members intervened in Saturday’s “Families Belong Together” rally, collecting over 500 signatures to put Niles on the ballot in November.
By Ed Hightower, 30 June 2018
Trump’s possible nominees span the ideological spectrum, from the far right to the arch-reactionary.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party
29 June 2018
Growing opposition to the attack on immigrants and democratic rights requires a clear political focus and policy.
By Jerry White, 28 June 2018
Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case is a defeat for the union bureaucracy, not the workers.
By Ed Hightower and Eric London, 28 June 2018
The retirement of the “swing vote” justice gives Trump the opportunity to shift the court to the far-right.
By Alec Andersen, 28 June 2018
While Trump is escalating his fascistic attacks on immigrants, the Democrats are seeking to contain public opposition to his immigration policies.
By Samuel Davidson, 28 June 2018
Michael Rosfeld shot and killed a 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. last week as he ran from a car after it was pulled over by police.
By James Cogan, 28 June 2018
Leading Democratic senators, including Diane Feinstein and Mark Warner, have declared they are “extremely concerned about Ecuador providing asylum for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.”
By Will Morrow, 27 June 2018
The Washington Post described the meeting as a “new overture by the technology industry to develop closer ties to law enforcement.”
By Tom Carter, 27 June 2018
Yesterday’s decision is yet another victory for Christian fundamentalists and the campaign to use “freedom of religion” to undermine the separation of church and state, legalize discrimination and obstruct access to health care.
By Eric London, 27 June 2018
By upholding Trump’s power to seal the country’s borders, the court has granted the president limitless authority to enact his fascistic policies against immigrants and political opponents.
By Andre Damon, 26 June 2018
The Washington Post and leading Democrats have lined up with Donald Trump in condemning protests against Trump administration officials over human rights violations on the Mexican border.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 26 June 2018
A newly leaked ICE handbook reveals the organization’s policies for illegal undercover operations against immigrants.
By Anthony Bertolt, 26 June 2018
Thurman Blevins Jr. was shot down by police in an alleyway in a hail of bullets Saturday evening, sparking almost immediate protests from neighborhood residents.
By Ed Hightower, 26 June 2018
The high court came within a single vote of authorizing virtually unlimited police utilization of cellphone location data.
By Debra Watson and Ed Bergonzi, 26 June 2018
Teachers are opposing proposed changes to the state’s social studies curriculum that would block students from learning about struggles for democratic and civil rights.
By Sandy English, 26 June 2018
Following a controversy that erupted in May, MIT recently completed an investigation into the conduct of Díaz, who teaches at the university, and cleared him of any sexual misconduct.
By Eric London, 25 June 2018
The social force that can and must halt the drive toward dictatorship is the working class, the central target of the assault on democratic rights.
“Nobody knows what is going to happen next”
By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 25 June 2018
The raid last week by federal agents has traumatized the immigrant community, ripping families apart and making others afraid to leave their homes.
As public anger grows over childhood detention centers
By Meenakshi Jagadeesen, 25 June 2018
The protest was led by groups with ties to the Democratic Party, which has facilitated and prepared the way for Trump’s fascistic attack on immigrants.
By Kayla Costa, 25 June 2018
The Amazon workers wrote that they were “deeply concerned” that the company was implicated in Trump’s immoral immigration policy and was “providing infrastructure and services that enable ICE and DHS.”
By Samuel Davidson, 25 June 2018
Hundreds of people continue to hold daily demonstrations to express their outrage over the murder of unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. last week.
The American gulag
By Alec Andersen, 23 June 2018
The government is preparing massive military detention camps where immigrants—and ultimately opponents of the government—will be kept in “austere” conditions.
By Jerry White, 21 June 2018
The storming of the Fresh Mark plants, the second major Ohio workplace raid this month, is aimed at instilling fear so that employers can exploit both immigrant and native-born workers with impunity.