“If you don’t like it, they say, 'hit the road'”
By Kayla Costa and Hector Cordon, 8 June 2018
With the contract covering 230,000 United Parcel Service workers is set to expire on July 31. The WSWS spoke with two loaders who work in suburban Portland, Oregon.
By Eric London, 8 June 2018
State repression against immigrant workers is an attack on the democratic rights of the entire working class.
“Julian Assange has done us a very great service”
By our reporters, 8 June 2018
Train operators and bus drivers expressed strong opposition to the persecution of Assange, linking the fight for his freedom to the defense of democratic rights and free speech.
“I saw officers with assault rifles, dogs and helicopters everywhere”
By Eric London and Will Morrow, 7 June 2018
Tuesday’s Gestapo-style raid is a warning to the entire working class.
By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018
At least five candidates with a background in the national-security apparatus won Democratic congressional nominations Tuesday, continuing a year-long trend.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 7 June 2018
David Moore, the SEP candidate for Senate, won 14,465 votes, or 0.4 percent, and Kevin Mitchell, the SEP candidate for House in the 51st district, received 900 votes, or 1.9 percent.
By Patrick Martin, 7 June 2018
There is nothing remotely progressive in the campaign to recall judge Aaron Persky, which was centered on demands for harsher sentencing of those convicted of sexual assault.
Notes on police violence
By Trévon Austin, 7 June 2018
In a video viewed over 7,000,000 times, an officer can be seen punching the woman twice.
“Absolute right to pardon myself”
By Barry Grey, 6 June 2018
Trump’s assertion of supreme power comes in the context of a massive and unprecedented assault on democratic rights by the entire political establishment.
“If they could, they would hire us for $1 an hour”
By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2018
While the vote expresses the determination of workers to fight, the Teamsters will do everything in its power to suppress and betray a genuine struggle against the package delivery giant.
By Matthew Verhoven, 6 June 2018
In a comment given to the Intercept, Manning said of the video, “This is what a police state looks like. Guns drawn during a ‘wellness’ check.”
Trump rescinds Philadelphia Eagles’ White House invitation in latest provocation against NFL players
By Alan Gilman, 6 June 2018
On Monday, the day before the football team was to be honored for their Super Bowl championship at the White House, President Donald Trump disinvited the team.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2018
The events of 1968 marked the effective end of any prospect for liberal reforms under American capitalism.
By Eric London, 5 June 2018
In two separate decisions, the US Supreme Court set back rights for immigrants, the right to abortion, and protections for gay and lesbian couples.
By Andre Damon, 5 June 2018
Facebook’s censorship apparatus is targeting people promoting “radical politics” because they “feel they have been ignored or oppressed,” the Facebook official told a military conference last week.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 5 June 2018
Leaked photograph reveals on-going mass trials of immigrants.
By Zachary Thorton, 5 June 2018
New Vision Academy is under investigation by the city’s school district for financial irregularities and noncompliance with federal law after teachers came forward as whistleblowers to report the activities.
By James Cogan, 4 June 2018
The American state and its allies are seeking to destroy WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in order to intimidate every critical and independent media organisation.
By Patrick Martin, 4 June 2018
The purpose of the January letter was to respond to pressure from the special counsel for Trump to testify under oath about a range of issues.
By our reporter, 4 June 2018
Gregory Hill was only 30 years old, and leaves behind three young children.
By Mike Head, 4 June 2018
Whatever the outcome of a Trump-Kim summit, the US confrontation with China will escalate.
By Marcus Day, 4 June 2018
Facebook’s new restrictions on political ads have begun to affect news and media organizations, including the World Socialist Web Site.
By Adam McLean and Kayla Costa, 4 June 2018
Workers should demand the full contract and sufficient time to study and discuss it before any ratification vote.
By Alec Andersen, 4 June 2018
Claudia Gomez Gonzalez, 19, was summarily executed by a Border Patrol agent in the border town of Rio Bravo near Laredo, Texas, on May 23.
By Shannon Jones, 4 June 2018
One CWA worker in Detroit told WSWS reporters: “People are getting tired and they’re saying we’re not going to wait for the union anymore. We have to do this ourselves.”
By Genevieve Leigh, 4 June 2018
The Harvard study on the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico is a damning exposure of one of the most monstrous cover-ups in US history.
Youth suicide rate up 56 percent from 2007 to 2016
By Kate Randall, 2 June 2018
The new statistics on deaths among US children and teens expose the social crisis confronting America’s youth in the form of gun violence, suicide, the opioid crisis, poverty and war.
By Nick Beams, 2 June 2018
The European Union is pushing ahead with counter-measures against the US. It is expected to announce its final list of products to be targeted later this month.
By Will Morrow, 2 June 2018
The decision is a response to widespread opposition among employees and the public to Google’s role in the illegal US drone murder program.
By a WSWS reporting team in Las Vegas, 2 June 2018
Union leaders have made clear that the tentative contract does not include significant improvements to wages and working conditions.
“We need to unite workers everywhere”
Rank-and-file Lake Orion workers organize opposition to GM-UAW deal to hire low wage subcontract labor
By Shannon Jones, 2 June 2018
Anger is simmering in the plant following the revelation that the UAW signed a secret memorandum, without a vote by workers, to replace veteran workers with low-wage subcontractors.
By David Walsh, 2 June 2018
The attack on Bee comes only days after Roseanne Barr’s television series was cancelled after the actress posted a racist tweet.
By Patrick Martin, 1 June 2018
The move is the latest step in a systematic campaign to lift even the mild restrictions on bank activities imposed after the 2008 Wall Street crash.
By Trévon Austin, 1 June 2018
The spike in child detentions is the result of a new policy announced last month to criminally prosecute all undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border.
By Genevieve Leigh, 1 June 2018
Jose, a 29-year-old resident of the island, spoke to the WSWS about the conditions which led to 5,000 deaths after Hurricane María and about the way forward for the working class
By Matthew Taylor, 1 June 2018
The Baltimore suburb was still recovering from a similar flood two years ago when it was inundated by heavy rains on Sunday.
By Philip Guelpa, 1 June 2018
In the five months from the beginning of the year, five taxi or livery drivers have committed suicide due to dramatic income declines caused by competition from ride-share companies.
By Marcus Day, 1 June 2018
Fueling outrage is the company’s brazen display of corporate greed, showering investors with hundreds of millions of dollars in dividends and stock buybacks.
A social crime and cover-up exposed
By Genevieve Leigh, 31 May 2018
A Harvard study estimating nearly 5,000 deaths of Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane María is a damning exposure of the official cover up of death and devastation on the island.
By Niles Niemuth, 31 May 2018
The attorney’s letter sent Tuesday describes last week’s report as “the product of malicious intent, falsehoods, slight-of-hand , an absence of editorial control, and journalistic malpractice.”
By Nick Beams, 31 May 2018
The White House measures are aimed at China’s efforts to develop high-tech industries.
By Trévon Austin, 31 May 2018
The Culinary Workers Union and the two largest casino operators—MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. are reportedly $110 million apart on wage and benefits.
Notes on Police Violence
By Adam Mclean, 31 May 2018
Not a day goes by without someone in the US being killed by law enforcement or subjected to an egregious beating.
“The government is after him because he’s telling the truth”
By Will Morrow, 31 May 2018
Workers opposed the persecution of Assange and the broader drive to silence political dissent and censor the Internet.
By Andre Damon, 30 May 2018
The demand for the freedom of Julian Assange must be connected to the developing international movement of workers against inequality, oppression and exploitation.
By Will Morrow, 30 May 2018
The technology giant that secures the contract will administer the US military’s global operations.
By James Brewer, 30 May 2018
A resolution reportedly passed by doctors at Flint Hurley Medical Center puts forward the false narrative that no one was lead poisoned in Flint, but lead-exposed.
By Trévon Austin, 30 May 2018
The construction company which subcontracted 52-year-old drill operator Melvin Self had previously been fined for maintaining hazardous working conditions.
By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2018
The extreme economic nationalism promoted by the UAW, the United Steelworkers and other unions dovetails with the fascistic “America First” nationalism of Trump and the far-right.
Canadian rail workers, Las Vegas casino workers set to strike as class conflict widens across North America
By Jerry White, 29 May 2018
Three thousand Canadian Pacific rail workers and 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers are the latest entering battles as strikes and protests spread across North America and the world.
By Tom Hall, 29 May 2018
The Teamsters’ offer to create a new tier of low-paid “hybrid” drivers demonstrates that it is not a workers’ organization, but an agency of management.
Leading Democratic activists accidentally share photos of immigrants detained under Obama administration
By Genevieve Leigh, 29 May 2018
Former Obama administration officials shared 2014 pictures of immigrant children sleeping in cages in immigration prisons in a hypocritical attempt to discredit Trump for his anti-immigrant policies.
By George Gallanis, 29 May 2018
The arrests are part of the Trump administration’s escalating attack on immigrant workers.
By Harvey Simpkins, 29 May 2018
Last month, George Mason University released documents showing how the Charles Koch Foundation and the Federalist Society maintain control over the appointment of professors and the setting of curriculum.
By Will Morrow, 29 May 2018
Freeman released a statement noting that “80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports.”
By Alec Andersen, 28 May 2018
The summary execution of Claudia Gonzalez comes amid a sharp escalation in the Trump administration’s campaign of terror against immigrant communities.
By Kevin Mitchell, 28 May 2018
Officials insisted that they were not “legally responsible” for the missing children.
By Jerry White, 28 May 2018
Another former Fiat Chrysler executive pleads guilty in the corruption scandal engulfing the United Auto Workers union.
By Nick Beams, 28 May 2018
Moves are underway in the US Congress, supported by leading Republicans and Democrats, to extend bans on Chinese telecos regarded as a threat to “national security.”
By Nick Barrickman, 28 May 2018
Civilian employment within the federal workforce has dropped to 2.7 million—less than during the 1960s, due to multiple bipartisan cutbacks since then.
By J. L’Heureau, 28 May 2018
The union is seeking to prevent a walkout and has warned that teachers may “take action sooner than we predict.”
By Trévon Austin, 28 May 2018
In all of the cases, the killer cops used excessive force and failed to make any effort to de-escalate the situation.
As CEO compensation soars to new heights
By Kate Randall, 26 May 2018
Four in 10 US adults are a $400 expense away from financial ruin, and the typical employee would have to work 275 years to earn the average compensation of a top-200 CEO.
By Samuel Davidson, 26 May 2018
Lordstown workers are seething over a deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers to layoff the second shift at the plant while hiring subcontractors at lower pay and benefits.
By Kranti Kumara, 26 May 2018
Workers are continuing their courageous and principled fight in the face of arrogant and provocative statements by the district’s superintendent.
By E.P. Milligan, 26 May 2018
A Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors withheld crucial evidence that would likely have led to the acquittal of six defendants arrested during protests against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
New York Times whips up lynch-mob atmosphere
By David Walsh, 26 May 2018
The surrender to police and charging of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have provided a further opportunity for the American media to exhibit its hypocrisy, deceit and bloodlust.
By James Cogan, 25 May 2018
Even as it threatens nuclear war, the Trump administration has not given up on trying to draw North Korea into a rapprochement.
By Johannes Stern, 25 May 2018
Under the guise of fighting “fake news” and Russian interference in elections, Facebook is carrying out a vast programme of internet censorship
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2018
After initially barring Democrats from the briefing, the White House retreated and agreed to two bipartisan sessions.
By Nick Beams, 25 May 2018
The investigation was directly linked to statements about economic preparations for war.
By Isaac Finn, 25 May 2018
The iconic company announced that profits had experienced a massive 53 percent increase to $142 million in the first three months of this year, with sales exceeding $1 billion.
By Peter Schwarz, 25 May 2018
The German foreign minister, who was in Washington for an inaugural visit on Wednesday, was rebuffed on every controversial issue.
By Alex Johnson, 25 May 2018
The public university in Tampa, Florida is one of the country’s leading schools in military officer training and veteran enrollment.
By Warren Duzak, 25 May 2018
The 42-acre site in Camden, Tennessee has been nicknamed “Black Mountain” by those who live in the area because of toxic sludge leaking out of the 30-foot-high landfill.
By Eric London, 25 May 2018
An ACLU report details widespread rape, beatings and neglect by prison guards in America’s immigration jails.
By David Moore—SEP Candidate for Senate in California, 25 May 2018
The collaboration of tech firms like Google with the US military and intelligence agencies poses a direct threat to democracy around the world.
By Marcus Day and Kristina Betinis, 25 May 2018
The Buffet Institute of Global Studies’ main speaker was Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration, president of the Brookings Institution and architect of US imperialist strategy.
By Patrick Martin, 24 May 2018
The results from voting Tuesday extend the takeover of the Democratic Party by former operatives of the national security apparatus.
By Shelley Connor, 24 May 2018
Casino workers in Las Vegas voted by 99 percent to authorize a strike when their contract expires June 1.
By Benjamin Mateus, 24 May 2018
Sterling Brown was tased and arrested after being confronted by a gang up of police officers over a minor parking infraction.
By Will Morrow, 24 May 2018
The technology allows police to immediately identify and track individuals captured on video in public places.
By Isaac Finn, 24 May 2018
Twenty-seven Puerto Rican students, who are attending NYU through a program to aid survivors of Hurricane Maria, have requested that the NYU administration extend the program.
By Nick Beams, 24 May 2018
The delay in imposing tariffs on China has been condemned by both sides of the US Congress as giving in to Beijing.
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 24 May 2018
The following is an exchange about the May 21 World Socialist Web Site article, “Teachers and public workers protest in South Carolina.”
By Eric London, 23 May 2018
The ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis will result in the transfer of billions of dollars from the working class to the oligarchy that controls the government and the courts.
As US banks report record profits
By Barry Grey, 23 May 2018
As the tenth anniversary of the September 2008 Wall Street crash approaches, the token restrictions on the banks that were passed during the Obama administration are being dismantled.
As unions try to block further walkouts
By Jerry White, 23 May 2018
In remarks before the House Education and Workforce Committee, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos outlined the administration’s plans to accelerate the war against teachers and public education.
By Keisha Gibbs, 23 May 2018
The carmaker is implementing a new manufacturing system to cut costs by an estimated 20 percent, or around $1.22 billion this year.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 May 2018
The White House press release continues the administration’s policy of dehumanizing immigrants.
By John Marion, 23 May 2018
The unelected board that governs the MBTA recently reviewed upgrades that would take 15 or more years to complete while funneling hundreds of millions into the coffers of Wall Street.
By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2018
Trump and congressional Republicans are pressing their claims that the FBI infiltrated the Trump campaign in 2016 at the behest of the Obama administration.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 22 May 2018
More than five weeks after the expiration of their contract, 7,000 AT&T Midwest workers are increasingly colliding with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
By Alec Andersen, 22 May 2018
The incident comes as the Trump administration is actively encouraging right wing and fascistic elements, repeatedly referring to immigrants from Latin America as animals, rapists and smugglers.
By Keisha Gibbs, 22 May 2018
As older, smaller homes are torn down and replaced with homes triple in size and price, current residents of many Nashville neighborhoods are being priced out of the city.
By Shannon Jones, 22 May 2018
Autoworkers deplored lack of safety training and the UAW’s collusion in management’s drive for more profits.
By Tom Hall, 22 May 2018
Sanders, along with his guests, presented a thoroughly conventional, pro-imperialist critique of the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 May 2018
Stefan Halper has been named as the individual sent by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election campaign.
By Kate Randall, 21 May 2018
According to the Galveston County sheriff, it is unclear whether some of the Santa Fe High School victims were in fact shot by police officers responding to the shooting.
By Jessica Goldstein, 21 May 2018
Family, friends and coworkers paid tribute to Steven Wade, a 60-year-old welder who died last week from injuries he suffered at Caterpillar’s South Milwaukee plant on May 10.