Videos and Multimedia

The rise and fall of Highland Park, Michigan

6 December 2008

The WSWS interviews Kurt Metzger, Director of the Detroit Area Community Indicators System, about the rise and decline of Highland Park, Michigan.

UK photographic exhibition: Images of War

28 November 2008

The WSWS spoke to staff members at the nine galleries and museums presenting the exhibition Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War. The exhibition raised many issues concerning the nature of war and its representation, the decline of photojournalism and the role of the embedded photographer.

UK photographic exhibition: Images of War

28 November 2008

The WSWS spoke to staff members at the nine galleries and museums presenting the exhibition Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War. The exhibition raised many issues concerning the nature of war and its representation, the decline of photojournalism and the role of the embedded photographer.

Highland Park, Michigan

26 November 2008

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Thousands mourn Detroit Firefighter

25 November 2008

Thousands of firefighters from across the United States and Canada joined family members and many concerned residents of Detroit last Friday, November 21, to mourn the death of Walter Harris a much-loved and admired 17-year member of the Detroit Fire Department. The World Socialist Web Site sent reporters to attend the funeral and speak to some of those who were there.

WSWS interviews Wilmington, Ohio residents on DHL job cuts

21 November 2008

WSWS interviews Wilmington, Ohio residents on DHL job cuts

WSWS interviews workers at Detroit “poverty summit”

17 November 2008

On Thursday, November 13, the World Socialist Web Site sent reporters to Cobo Center in downtown Detroit to interview young workers and social workers attending the Detroit Poverty Summit about the dire conditions that are rapidly worsening in that city and across Michigan.

Video: SEP Candidate Jerry White speaks in Chicago

4 November 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White speaks at the University of Illinois-Chicago. White presents a Marxist analysis of the economic crisis and elaborates a political perspective for the working class.

WSWS speaks with family members of Michigan fire victims

By the, 1 November 2008

WSWS reporter D'Artagnan Collier spoke to family members and a teacher of one of the victims of the fire in Highland Park, Michigan which killed four people on Wednesday, October 22.

Detroit residents denounce social decay in fire deaths

30 October 2008

The following video is part of a series by the World Socialist Web Site reporters on the dire social conditions prevailing former auto production centers in Detroit.

Highland Park, Michigan residents speak on deadly fire

24 October 2008

The World Socialist Web Site sent a reporting team to Highland Park, Michigan, where a house fire killed four people in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Residents spoke to the WSWS about the terrible social conditions in the city.

Darwin resident explains impact of Northern Territory intervention

26 June 2008

June Mills, a worker for the Long Grass Association which provides care for homeless indigenous people in Darwin, spoke with the WSWS on the impact of the Northern Territory intervention.

Northern Territory intervention: Life for Aborigines in Tenant Creek

25 June 2008

Rodney Barnes was interviewed by the World Socialist Web Site in the Northern Territory town of Tenant Creek.

Northern Territory intervention: Comments from an Aboriginal town camp

24 June 2008

Kenny Laughton speaks with the World Socialist Web Site on the conditions facing Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Aboriginal people denounce Northern Territory intervention

19 June 2008

Residents of Aboriginal townships speak to the World Socialist Web Site about the impact of the state intervention in the Northern Territory.

Social crisis in Detroit: "A half-million meals a year"

15 June 2008

As part of a series of investigative reports on the social crisis in Detroit, the World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in the city about the worsening conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof.  Brother Jerry Smith, director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about the huge need for food in the city.

Social crisis in Detroit: "I've got to use a bicycle to get around"

15 June 2008

As part of a series of investigative reports on the social crisis in Detroit, the World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in the city about the worsening conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. The WSWS spoke with Lon Rubenstein, who is living on a disability payment of just $600.00 per month. He cannot afford to put gas in his car.

Social crisis in Detroit: "Some weeks we have less meals"

15 June 2008

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in Detroit about the worsening social conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. In this clip, our reporters spoke with Jada Browning a young mother of three who recently lost her job.

Detroit American Axle Workers Speak on UAW Sellout

19 May 2008

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with American Axle strikers in Detroit on May 18 and 19 about the wage-cutting agreement signed by the UAW.

American Axle strikers denounce UAW sellout contract

18 May 2008

American Axle strikers, who have been on strike for nearly three months, denounced the sellout contract handed down by the UAW today at an informational meeting in Detroit.

Tensions mount as American Axle strike enters 10th week

30 April 2008

The American Axle strike enters a tenth week. It will soon exceed the length of the historic strike against GM in 1970. This week workers circulated a petition to the UAW requesting an increase in strike pay from $200 per week to $300. The WSWS spoke to workers on the picket lines in Detroit.

American Axle strikers rally outside shareholders' meeting

24 April 2008

On Thursday, April 24, 2008, auto workers on strike at American Axle rallied in Detroit outside a shareholders meeting of the company where Richard Dauch, CEO, reiterated company demands for pay cuts amounting to more than half the workers wages and benefits. Detroit police were mobilized in force with two dozen squad cars, a bus to transport prisoners, and a special riot control squad armed with firearms and large canisters of mace.

Video: UAW officials try intimidation at American Axle meeting

21 April 2008

Officials of UAW Local 235 at American Axle in Detroit attempt to intimidate workers at a union meeting on Sunday to prevent them from reading a leaflet distributed by supporters of the World Socialist Web Site.

Video: WSWS reporting from American Axle strike in Detroit

18 April 2008

WSWS reporting from American Axle strike in Detroit

Jerry White reports for WSWS from American Axle strike

11 April 2008

Jerry White reports for the WSWS on the American Axle strike in Detroit where workers have taken a stand against the wage cutting pattern imposed by the UAW throughout the auto industry.

Video: WSWS speaks with American Axle strikers in Detroit

7 April 2008

On Saturday, April 5, Workers at American Axle and Manufacturing in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about their history and their current struggle against company demands to slash their pay by two thirds.

Video: WSWS at American Axle in Cheektowaga, New York

5 April 2008

Striking workers at American Axle and Manufacturing in Cheektowaga, New York spoke to the WSWS about their starting contract agreed to by the UAW and AAM—-roughly half the rate of pay of workers at the Tonawanda plant—-and their current struggle against company demands to slash their pay again.

Video: American Axle Strike in Danger

4 April 2008

After five weeks on strike, workers at American Axle and Manufacturing are facing the danger of a sellout organized by the United Auto Workers International Union.

Video: WSWS at American Axle picket line in Detroit 3/31/08

1 April 2008

Jerry White reports for the WSWS from the American Axle picket lines in Detroit as the strike extends into a second month and AAM Chairman Richard Dauch threatens to hire replacement workers. Workers at Chrysler's Jefferson Avenue Assembly plant speak in defense of the strike against wage cutting and concessions.

Video: WSWS reports from American Axle strike in Detroit

28 March 2008

Larry Porter reports for the WSWS from the American Axle picket lines in Detroit as the strike extends into its second month.

Video: The WSWS reports from the American Axle strike in Detroit

26 March 2008

Jerry White reports for the WSWS from the American Axle picket lines in Detroit as the strike extends a full month. For more information visit wsws.org.

Video: American Axle and Chrysler workers in Detroit speak out

22 March 2008

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with striking American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) workers, and Chrysler workers supporting their struggle, as the strike by 3,650 AAM workers at plants in Michigan and western New York enters in fourth week.

Video: American Axle Strikers in Detroit Defy Wage-Cut Demands

17 March 2008

American Axle strikers defy UAW wage cutting pattern as their strike enters its fourth week.

Arrests on American Axle picket line in Detroit

14 March 2008

Several striking auto workers in Detroit were arrested on the picket line at American Axle and Manufacturing on Friday morning, March 14, as the company moved a number of semis through the picket lines. Local police and the local media outlets had been mobilized in force in an obvious, orchestrated effort to provoke a confrontation and force an end to the strike.

Video: WSWS speaks to striking auto workers in Detroit

29 February 2008

Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site visited the picket lines at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) in Detroit February 28 to interview striking auto workers. Workers at five AAM plants in Michigan and New York walked out Tuesday, February 26, after the expiration of their four-year contract in defiance of the company's demands that they accept the reduction of wages from $23 an hour to $14.

Video: WSWS Interviews Striking American Axle Workers

By the, 27 February 2008

The WSWS interviewed workers on the picket line during the first day of their strike against American Axle & Manufacturing

Video: WSWS Speaks to Ford Workers

12 November 2007

The WSWS spoke with Ford workers at UAW Local 600 and the Ford Rouge Center in Dearborn, Michigan regarding the contract vote.

Video: WSWS speaks to Detroit Chrysler workers

23 October 2007

Workers at UAW local 7 spoke to the WSWS at the contract vote on Sunday where they voted by a wide margin to reject the proposed agreement.

Video: Jim Lawrence, GM worker & 2004 SEP candidate, on GM pact

9 October 2007

The WSWS interviewed Jim Lawrence, retired GM auto worker and Socialist Equality Party Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2004 elections on September 29, 2007. This is a video of portions of that interview

Video: UAW Officials in Michigan Threaten Socialist Equality Party

6 October 2007

Union officials, including UAW Local 735 President Chuck Rogers, threatened SEP supporters on October 3 as they distributed leaflets opposing the GM contract to workers at the Willow Run transmission plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Video: General Motors strikers in Michigan speak to WSWS

25 September 2007

The World Socialist Web Site discusses the issues with auto workers from Ypsilanti, Michigan in their strike against General Motors.