By our reporters, 17 March 2018
The Jersey City strike is part of a growing wave of working-class opposition in the US, following the shutdown of the West Virginia teachers strike earlier this month.
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Eddie Haywood, 17 March 2018
On December 6 last year, Green Berets coordinating a military operation with Nigerien forces, killed 11 militants near the town of Diffa, close to the Nigerian border.
As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018
The injunction is based on accusations made by hired Pinkerton agents of alleged "abuse" on the part of striking workers toward strikebreakers.
By Matthew Taylor, 17 March 2018
As rescue operations continue, new information has emerged about the companies responsible for the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday
By Alec Andersen, 17 March 2018
Two successive executions by lethal injection Thursday night followed the announcement that death row prisoners in Oklahoma would soon be killed through asphyxiation.
By Will Morrow, 17 March 2018
The bill will enable the prosecution of online platforms based on content posted by individual users.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2018
The Times editorial underscore the newspaper’s role as a propaganda organ for leading elements in the US military and intelligence apparatus that are pressing for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2018
The sanctions over alleged Russian cyberattacks and “interference” in US elections came as Washington joined the UK, France and Germany in indicting Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
By Eric London, 16 March 2018
Donald Trump’s presidency resembles less and less a presidential administration and more a personalist clique of appointees who serve their leader.
By Shannon Jones and Todd Thompson, 16 March 2018
The state legislature rejected a proposal for a pay hike that fell far short of teacher demands for a $10,000 raise.
By Matthew Taylor, 16 March 2018
The pedestrian bridge had just been lifted into place over the weekend by cranes in a building method engineers call “accelerated bridge construction.”
By Tom Hall, 16 March 2018
The Democrats' support for the bill demonstrates that they are a party of the American financial aristocracy.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 16 March 2018
The tragic deaths of Santo Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto are the outcome of the Trump administration’s immigration policy in action.
By Trévon Austin, 16 March 2018
While the Austin police agree that the bombings over the last two weeks are related, they have yet to suggest a motive or a suspected perpetrator.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018
While Democrats and the media have sought to restrict the protests to calls for gun control, there are much broader issues behind the politicization of young people in the US.
By Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa, 15 March 2018
Students participated in thousands of demonstrations in the United States and around the world to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 March 2018
After months of protests, Arizona teachers are pressing for statewide strike action on wages and benefits.
By Samuel Davidson, 15 March 2018
Twelve days into the strike by 1,400 telecommunication workers against Frontier, the union is seeking to isolate and wear down strikers.
By Nick Beams, 15 March 2018
Trump’s intervention demonstrates that “America First” nationalism and “national security” invocations are coming to dominate his administration’s economic decisions.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Both the Democrat and the Republican had a military-intelligence background: one as a Marine Corps prosecutor, the other as an Air Force intelligence officer.
“Everybody’s skeptical of the task force”
By Zac Corrigan, 15 March 2018
A nine-day teachers strike was ended by the unions with the creation of a health care task force, consisting of openly hostile state legislators, health insurance CEOs, and the very union bureaucrats who sold out the strike.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Tillerson’s replacement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is bound up with a turn toward upending the nuclear agreement with Iran and a more aggressive militarist policy.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Touted as the first woman to head the US spy agency, the nomination of Gina Haspel marks a further rehabilitation of the methods of torture and forced disappearances.
By Jessica Goldstein, 14 March 2018
Having demobilized students and pushed through a sellout deal, the Graduate Employees Organization is promoting impotent appeals to university officials.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 March 2018
Trump’s first visit to California as president sparked protests and came in the context of an intensification of the anti-immigrant policies of the administration.
By our reporters, 14 March 2018
Thousands of students are walking out at high schools throughout the US today, in opposition to school shootings.
By Eric London, 14 March 2018
The Yale Daily News does not understand that “Not guilty” most certainly does mean “innocent.”
By David Walsh, 14 March 2018
The New York Times Sunday Review prominently featured an article by Susan Chira, a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues, headlined, “Money Is Power. And Women Need More of Both.”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 14 March 2018
The framework of the official debate over the horrific regularity of mass shootings like that in Parkland, Florida obscures the underlying causes: social inequality and war.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018
The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
As Trump’s education secretary threatens deep education cuts
By E.P. Milligan, 13 March 2018
After the nine-day strike in West Virginia, educators in other states are coming into conflict with the unions, which are trying to block a unified struggle for increased wages and funding for public education.
By Eric London, 13 March 2018
Without publishing details, the Met concluded an investigation and found “credible evidence” that Levine “engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
By Trévon Austin, 13 March 2018
The barbaric use of “stun belts” during trials began in the 1990s, justified as a way of delivering a shock in the event a defendant becomes violent or attempts to escape.
By Alec Andersen, 13 March 2018
Albert Cheung Wong, a 36-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan, has been identified as the man who allegedly killed three hostages at the veterans care facility Friday.
By Matthew Brennan, 13 March 2018
At a recent pretrial hearing, a former water plant operator detailed how city and state officials ignored his warnings that the city’s long moth-balled treatment plant could not handle a switch to the polluted Flint River.
By Brian Dixon, 12 March 2018
The not-for-profit organization gained net income of $3.6 billion in 2017, but uses none of these fund to address the issues driving nurses to authorise a strike.
By Nick Barrickman, 12 March 2018
Despite recommendations from a bipartisan commission established last March, the Trump administration has failed to address the social devastation responsible for the crisis.
By Eric London, 12 March 2018
Twenty-five-year-old Saifullah Khan’s attorney said the defense team used the case to challenge “the outer limits of the #MeToo movement,” which is “a form of mass hysteria.”
By Nick Beams, 12 March 2018
US trade representative Robert Lighthizer could give his EU and Japanese counterparts no indication of the criteria for gaining an exemption.
By Shelley Connor, 12 March 2018
Arkansas’ new eligibility requirements, scheduled to begin on June 1, are some of the strictest since CMS began granting waivers this year.
By Benjamin Mateus, 12 March 2018
While health advocates have called the outbreak an epidemic requiring immediate attention, city officials have been slow to respond to the situation.
Movement for teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Jersey and Arizona
By Will Morrow, 10 March 2018
The ruling class and the trade unions are desperately seeking to control social opposition and prevent demands for walkouts from developing in the direction of a general strike.
By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2018
Even if the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un proceeds, it could rapidly break down, creating an even more explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Fiat-Chrysler minivan plant impacted
By Carl Bronski and Shannon Jones, 10 March 2018
Workers at ZF-TRW are taking a stand against decades of concessions imposed with the support of the unions that have eroded living standards and working conditions.
By Alec Andersen, 10 March 2018
The hostages were employees of the nonprofit organization Pathway House, which provides services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“On top of taking my family, they are branded as criminals”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Clodomiro Puentes, 10 March 2018
Perla Morales Luna had stepped out with her three daughters to pay their rent last weekend when she was suddenly grabbed and dragged away by federal agents.
By Nick Beams, 9 March 2018
Trump’s tariff announcement expresses the turn by the United States to the types of protectionist measures that characterised the 1930s Great Depression.
By Jerry White, 9 March 2018
In the aftermath of the nine-day strike by West Virginia teachers, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said that the unions are necessary to contain opposition.
By Mark Ferretti, 9 March 2018
The rising cost of health benefits is making life in Jersey City less affordable for teachers, who are closer to a strike than they have been in 20 years.
Reject the sellout on tuition waivers—for free higher education for all
By Andy Thompson and Jessica Goldstein, 9 March 2018
The Graduate Employees Organization is desperately trying to shut-down the strike of 2,700 graduate student workers at the University of Illinois.
By James Cogan, 9 March 2018
The Pyongyang regime’s decades-long perspective has been to reach an accommodation with US imperialism and the South Korean ruling class.
By Alec Andersen, 9 March 2018
Although the beating of Johnnie Rush occurred in August, the public was not informed until police body camera footage was leaked to a local newspaper this week.
By Ali Abu Elhassan, 9 March 2018
Suicides have increased by 30 percent on the island of Puerto Rico since Hurricane María made landfall almost six months ago.
From the State Department to Capitol Hill
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018
The Democratic Party is seeking to be not only the party for the Pentagon and CIA, but the party of the Pentagon and CIA.
By Eric London, 9 March 2018
Jacobin and the ISO’s role in the West Virginia teachers strike is an instructive example of how the pseudo-left stifles working-class opposition and directs it behind the trade unions and Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018
The company’s involvement in the “targeted killing” program shows its pivotal role in US government attacks on democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Sacramento to deliver a vitriolic attack on immigrants.
As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
By our reporters, 8 March 2018
Thursday marks the fifth day of a strike by over 1,400 Frontier telecommunication workers in Virginia and West Virginia.
US emergency departments report significant increase in opioid overdoses among all age groups, including infants
By Shelley Connor, 8 March 2018
Recent studies demonstrate that emergency department visits for opioid overdose increased by 30 percent across the United States in 2017.
By Jerry White and Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2018
The suppression of the strike is the result of the deliberate effort of the trade unions to prevent the struggle of teachers from developing into a movement of the entire working class against the capitalist system.
Agents and war commanders
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
Dozens of former CIA and military operatives are running as Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018.
By Will Morrow, 7 March 2018
The deal does not address the central demand of teachers—an end to soaring health care costs—while it pays for inadequate wage increases through cuts to Medicaid and other social programs.
By Niles Niemuth, 7 March 2018
Among those reportedly opposed to Trump’s trade war policy are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and retired Gen. James Mattis, the secretary of defense.
“West Virginia teachers have shown us team effort and organization”
By Nancy Hanover, 7 March 2018
Oklahoma teachers are demanding statewide strike action to reverse years of declining living standards, increasing class sizes and budget cuts to K-12 education.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 March 2018
The Department of Homeland Security is using a legal pretext to separate children from their parents so the parents can be jailed.
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018
This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 March 2018
Every major social conflict reveals in the movement of masses of people essential political relations, testing out and evaluating the validity of political conceptions.
By Jerry White, 6 March 2018
Teachers, school bus drivers, and custodians from across the state converged on Charleston as the walkout of 33,000 school employees continued.
Reject the sellout deal that robs Medicaid from school children
By Jerry White, 6 March 2018
On Tuesday morning, the West Virginia governor and the unions announced that a deal had been made to shut down the teachers’ strike.
“If you have one bad illness and go to the hospital, that wipes your income out”
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 March 2018
The teachers’ union has sought to bury the issue of insurance funding as part of its attempt to sell out the strike.
“I think they should keep striking”
By George Marlowe and Andy Thompson, 6 March 2018
Chicago autoworkers expressed their support for the West Virginia teachers on strike and denounced the conditions they face.
By Gabriel Black, 6 March 2018
Catalyst Capital predicts that 2018 will be the biggest stock buyback year on record, with corporations spending $1.2 trillion to push up their share values.
By Jerry White, 5 March 2018
The strike by more than 33,000 teachers and support staff has entered its eighth day and a new and decisive stage.
By our reporters, 5 March 2018
The 1,400 telecom workers began their walkout as more than 33,000 teachers and public employees continued their strike across all 55 counties in the state.
Form rank-and-file committees to expand the strike!
By the Socialist Equality Party, 5 March 2018
The SEP urges striking teachers and school employees to go from impromptu meetings and rallies to the election of rank-and-file strike committees to mobilize the entire working class.
By Eric London, 5 March 2018
The Democratic West Virginia state senator is being presented by the corporate media as a tough-talking friend of the working class. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“Teachers from Oklahoma stand with West Virginia”
By Todd Thompson, 5 March 2018
The Oklahoma Education Association has acquiesced to years of budget cuts, and educators are now organizing independently through social media to demand action.
By Margot Miller, 5 March 2018
The offensive against Oxfam is bound up with the shift by the ruling elite to militarism and war, and away from “soft power”—including the use of charities—to push its geopolitical interests.
Davino Watson, US citizen wrongfully detained by ICE, calls for the defense of immigrants facing deportation
By Nick Barrickman, 5 March 2018
Watson, a naturalized US citizen, was detained by ICE agents in 2008 after having been arrested for a minor offense.
The urban riots of the 1960s and the remaking of American racial ideology
By Tom Mackaman, 5 March 2018
While documenting devastating conditions in America’s cities, the report drew the false conclusion that race, not class, is the basic division in American society.
Form rank-and-file committees to expand the struggle
By Jerry White, 4 March 2018
The beginning of the Frontier Communications strike follows a calculated provocation by the state Senate, which voted Saturday night to reduce the pay offer to teachers and school employees from 5 percent to 4 percent.
By Jerry White, 3 March 2018
As the powerful strike of 30,000 West Virginia teachers and other school employees extends into the weekend, the unions and state Democrats hope to push through an agreement already rejected by rank-and-file educators.
By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2018
The corporate media and the intelligence services are spearheading an attack that has crippled the White House and seems aimed at forcing Trump out.
“I think the working class should be in control”
By our reporters, 3 March 2018
More than 1,500 students and teachers attended a demonstration and march outside the state capitol building organized by high school students.
“A lot of people are calling for all the workers to go out on strike”
By our reporters, 3 March 2018
There is growing international support for the courageous stand taken by teachers in West Virginia.
By Benjamin Mateus, 3 March 2018
The 90 full and part time workers have been replaced by strikebreakers while the SEIU pursues an impotent appeal to the National Labor Relations Board.
By Antonio Castro, 3 March 2018
Amidst a mounting mental health crisis and constant power outages, the US government announced a drastic cut in aid to the island still reeling from hurricane damage.
By Jason Melanovski, 3 March 2018
Several dozen students across the US have been swept up in a hysterical law and order crackdown since the Parkland school shooting.
By Tyler Van Dyke, 3 March 2018
The indictments follow a year that witnessed mounting public outrage in the wake of a series of incidents involving police violence against unarmed and unresisting citizens.
By E.P. Milligan, 3 March 2018
The annual conference was aimed primarily at turning young people interested in socialism into foot-soldiers for the Democrats organizers for the anti-working class trade unions.
By Nick Beams, 2 March 2018
In imposing a global tariff hike, rather than selective measures, Trump took the toughest option presented to him by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
By Jerry White, 2 March 2018
Teachers and school employees have courageously defied the efforts by the unions, Democrats and Republicans to end their strike.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 March 2018
The upper-middle class organizations jumped at the opportunity to promote the unions’ efforts to end the struggle.
By Alexander Fangmann, 2 March 2018
As the strike of UIUC graduate student workers enters a fifth day, the walkout brings to the fore many of the problems facing universities, colleges and their students.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2018
In a belligerently nationalistic speech Thursday, Putin boasted about advances in Russia’s nuclear arsenal and played a video depicting a nuclear strike on the United States.
By Carlos Delgado, 2 March 2018
The levels of toxic PFOA and PFOS chemicals found in drinking water near the dump site are among the highest ever recorded in the United States.
By Joseph Kishore, 2 March 2018
The rejection by West Virginia teachers of the unions’ efforts to shut down their struggle is one among many signs of growing working-class militancy in the United States.
By Joseph Kishore, 1 March 2018
The continuation of the strike requires the formation of independent rank-and-file committees and an urgent appeal to the entire working class to support the West Virginia teachers.