Trump’s war on immigrants
By Niles Niemuth, 14 December 2018
The growth of the child detainee population and the Trump administration’s escalation of workplace raids represent an attack on the entire working class.
By Barry Grey, 14 December 2018
The guilty pleas by Michael Cohen and the admission of campaign finance violations by the National Enquirer publisher appear to place the president in serious legal jeopardy.
By Nick Beams, 14 December 2018
An Australian Financial Review report details an “unprecedented campaign” by the members of the network to prevent Huawei supplying equipment for their next-generation wireless networks.
Nightmare odyssey of an American autoworker
By Shannon Jones, 14 December 2018
After speaking out against sexual harassment on the job, Cordella Minney faced retaliation from management and the United Auto Workers union for a period spanning more than a decade.
By Trévon Austin, 14 December 2018
The fraud is so pervasive that a new election may be required in the Ninth Congressional District.
By Oscar Grenfell, 14 December 2018
The WikiLeaks publisher, whose health appears to be deteriorating, made the comments at a hearing against the Ecuadorian government’s “Special Protocol,” aimed at forcing him into British and US custody.
By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 14 December 2018
This statement will be distributed at a mass demonstration of teachers and their supporters in Los Angeles, California on Saturday.
By Nick Beams, 13 December 2018
Trump’s first major public comment on the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has blown apart the pretence it had nothing to do with the US trade war against China.
A significant step forward: Detroit meeting of autoworkers resolves to form rank-and-file committees
By Joseph Kishore, 13 December 2018
In the center of world capitalism, the working class is beginning to establish the necessary organizational and political framework for a counter-offensive.
“This meeting is a powerful expression of the growing opposition of the working class”
By Jerry White, 13 December 2018
Jerry White, labor editor of the WSWS, introduced the resolution to the December 9 meeting, outlining the strategy to unify workers in the US and internationally against the attacks on workers’ jobs and conditions.
By Jerry White, 12 December 2018
According to a Detroit Free Press article, four assembly plants in Michigan, Kentucky and Kansas, currently employing 6,238 hourly workers, could be targeted for closure.
By Barry Grey, 12 December 2018
Trump’s embrace of murder, his defense of fascists, his racist attacks on immigrants are blowing up an ideological pillar of US imperialist foreign policy—the pretense that the United States is a bulwark of human rights and democracy.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 December 2018
The president’s threat was followed by a tense meeting in the Oval Office with Democratic leaders where he threatened a government shutdown over funding for the wall.
By Leslie Murtagh, 12 December 2018
The New York City officer who choked Garner to death in 2014, Daniel Pantaleo, has avoided any criminal charges.
By Kevin Martinez and Kim Saito, 12 December 2018
The National Union of Healthcare Workers is ending the five-day strike tomorrow without resolving workers’ demands for higher wages, more staffing and the restoration of pensions for new-hires.
Resolution to the Detroit meeting against GM plant closures
12 December 2018
This resolution was unanimously adopted by delegates to the December 9 meeting in Detroit to oppose GM plant closings and layoffs.
By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2018
Two top members of the House Democratic leadership said that Trump could be impeached or jailed over alleged campaign finance violations.
By Niles Niemuth, 11 December 2018
While the immediate cause of the fire remains under investigation, the tragedy which struck Sunday night is not an isolated event but the outcome of a failed social and economic system.
Outrage spreads over video showing police ripping child from mother’s arms at Brooklyn food stamp office
By Fred Mazelis, 11 December 2018
The young mother, after being mistreated and brutalized, is being held without bail and facing four separate charges, including resisting arrest.
By Kristina Betinis and Alexander Fangmann, 11 December 2018
Union officials showered Democrats with praise while offering no concrete details of the agreement to charter school teachers or when they could vote on the deal.
“Our action is part of a broader fight for education”
By Kayla Costa, 11 December 2018
Teachers in Oakland, California participated in wildcat “sickouts” and demonstrations on Monday to demand pay raises, smaller class sizes, and better school conditions.
Autoworkers at Detroit public meeting: “Rank-and-file committees of the working class are the answer”
By our reporters, 11 December 2018
Workers expressed their support for a campaign to build new organizations of struggle, independent of the United Auto Workers, to lead a fight against all plant closures.
By Nancy Hanover, 11 December 2018
A section of the Republican Party, speaking for broader Wall Street interests, advocates ending tax-funded public education.
By Peter Symonds, 10 December 2018
The highly provocative actions of the US are part of the Trump administration’s wider campaign to prevent Chinese corporate giants from challenging American technological supremacy.
By Roger Jordan, 10 December 2018
At the express instructions of the federal Attorney-General, the Crown is arguing Meng Wanzhuo must remain in captivity pending the adjudication of her extradition to the US.
By Benjamin Mateus and Jessica Goldstein, 10 December 2018
The fire, which displaced several families, came less than four months after a house fire in the same area claimed the lives of ten children.
By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2018
The circle of Trump’s top aides is narrowing to include only his immediate family and those closest to them.
By Nick Barrickman, 10 December 2018
21-year-old James Fields, Jnr. faces sentencing on Monday, and a looming federal trial for hate crimes. A guilty verdict will carry the possibility of a death sentence.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 10 December 2018
Teachers from over five schools carried out a coordinated “sick out” on Monday to protest low wages and millions of dollars in planned cuts to the district.
By Matthew Taylor, 10 December 2018
The billionaire hedge fund manager avoided human trafficking charges due to his vast wealth and political connections.
By Will Morrow, 10 December 2018
The attendees voted unanimously to adopt a resolution calling for the formation of rank-and-file workplace and neighborhood committees to organize a struggle against plant closures.
By Kayla Costa, 10 December 2018
In an appeal to form an alliance with the “broadest social layers” against fascism, the International Socialist Organization seeks to subordinate the working class to the corporate-controlled two-party system.
By Andre Damon, 8 December 2018
Meng’s arrest and confinement—without bail and on tendentious and opaque charges potentially carrying a sentence of 60 years—amount to little more than a kidnapping.
As Dow drops another 560 points
By Nick Beams, 8 December 2018
The longest bull market in history has rested on the suppression of the class struggle by the trade union bureaucracy, which is breaking apart.
“The fight against plant closures should be seen as a fight of all workers”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 8 December 2018
IYSSE members spoke with students around the United States about the struggle of autoworkers against the corporations and trade unions.
In another shot across the White House’s bow
By Barry Grey, 8 December 2018
The central concern of the Democrats is to force Trump to assume an even more belligerent and aggressive posture toward Moscow.
Sudden closure of for-profit Education Corporation of America leaves 20,000 students without an education
By Adam Mclean, 8 December 2018
One of the largest for-profit colleges in the United States, ECA abruptly announced this week that they would shut down operations at almost all locations, following their disaccreditation on Tuesday.
By Josh Varlin, 8 December 2018
NYU faculty closed a December 3 meeting by overwhelmingly supporting a resolution supporting the creation of an independent faculty committee to defend academic freedom.
By Will Morrow, 8 December 2018
An article in Jacobin argues that Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms have become damaging to the health of the population, are “destructive for the left,” and should be done away with.
January 18, 1952–December 1, 2018
By Helen Halyard, 8 December 2018
It is with great sadness that the World Socialist Web Site reports the recent death of Debra Ann Washington Miller, an active supporter of the Socialist Equality Party in Detroit who played a significant role in mobilizing workers against evictions in the downtown area.
At Washington’s behest
By Keith Jones and Roger Jordan, 7 December 2018
The arrest and impending extradition to the US of Meng Wanzhou is a diplomatic and geopolitical provocation that has effectively blown up the US-China trade-war “truce” after less than a week.
By Nick Beams, 7 December 2018
The market turbulence on Wall Street saw the Dow off by 784 points in late morning trade which meant that the market had experienced a 1,500-point slide in a day and a half.
By our reporters, 7 December 2018
Workers report that the closure of the Lordstown assembly plant will have a devastating impact on an area that has already been hit hard by decades of deindustrialization.
By J. L'Heureau, 7 December 2018
The Council on Foreign Relations’ forum on “Do Nuclear Weapons Matter” was held against the backdrop of rising global military tensions.
By James Cogan, 7 December 2018
The fight for the freedom of Assange is a matter of fundamental political principle.
Chicago charter teacher strike continues, as unions announce backing for Democratic machine politician
By Kristina Betinis, 7 December 2018
Acero teachers determined to improve conditions are being isolated from other schools even as the unions use their strike as the backdrop for their political maneuvers.
“Multiple families have been displaced and the city and government, no one has done a damn thing for them”
By George Gallanis and Benjamin Mateus, 7 December 2018
The cause of the fire in the working class Little Village neighborhood remains unknown as victims of the fire struggle to move on.
By Philip Guelpa, 7 December 2018
The plans of both Mayor Bill de Blasio and the comptroller leave the critical shortage of affordable housing in the hands of private developers.
By Patrick Martin, 6 December 2018
The passing of the 41st US president has evoked not the slightest sadness in the American population, despite the massive effort to present George H. W. Bush as a sympathetic and historic figure.
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 December 2018
Autoworkers throughout Ohio responded enthusiastically to the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter’s call for a united fight by US, Canadian and international autoworkers to stop GM’s planned closure of five plants.
“We stand with you because all of us are in the same fight”
By Jerry White, 6 December 2018
The determination of the “yellow vest” protesters in the face of state repression by the French government has inspired workers in the United States and around the world.
By Barry Grey, 6 December 2018
Repeating several times in the course of the 13-page filing that Flynn had provided “substantial assistance to the government,” Special Counsel Mueller recommended a sentence with no jail time.
By Nick Beams, 5 December 2018
US share markets plunged yesterday amid fears of an escalating trade war with China as well as growing signs that the US economy is entering a recession.
Five years since Detroit bankruptcy
By Debra Watson, 5 December 2018
Moody’s Investors Service has issued major warnings about the ability to meet bond payments and financial shortfalls in the city’s public schools.
By Alex Johnson, 5 December 2018
Grossly inadequate funding for mental health means that patients swing from poorly-equipped group home facilities to emergency rooms—and, ultimately, jails and prisons.
As industry analysts point to 25,000 Ford job cuts
By Jerry White, 4 December 2018
Ford workers expressed support for joint action with GM to fight plant closings and layoffs, and said they planned to attend this Sunday’s meeting in Detroit to organize a fight back.
By Kristina Betinis and Alexander Fangmann, 4 December 2018
Teachers at Acero schools and suburban Geneva District 304 walked out Tuesday morning as teachers in other districts prepare to fight for improved wages and conditions.
By Shannon Jones, 4 December 2018
The spreading of nationalist poison by the unions is aimed at sabotaging and diverting a united fight by workers against the threat of plant closings.
By our reporters, 4 December 2018
American and Mexican citizens alike defended the migrant caravan and condemned the tear gas fired by the Border Patrol.
By Nick Beams, 4 December 2018
The most important difference centres on the key demand of Washington that China make far-reaching “structural” changes to its economy in the area of high-tech development.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 4 December 2018
The Oakland Unified School District is proposing $60 million in cuts over two years and potentially closing a third of the district’s schools.
By Leslie Murtagh, 4 December 2018
An 84 percent drop in medallion worth in only four years is a main factor contributing to the tragic string of taxi driver suicides.
By Nick Beams, 3 December 2018
It is a measure of the state of relations between the world’s major economic powers that the summit was labelled a limited success because it avoided open conflict.
By Jessica Goldstein, 3 December 2018
Two weeks after pushing through the same concessions contract at US Steel, the United Steelworkers forced through a sellout deal on steelworkers at ArcelorMittal USA.
Public health expert speaks on the crisis of American healthcare
By Nancy Hanover, 3 December 2018
Workers and young people nationwide decried Martin's callous treatment, donating generously out of their own pockets, after Spectrum Health's Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic told her to make “a fundraising effort of $10,000.”
By Trévon Austin, 3 December 2018
Guyger’s indictment marks the second Texas officer to be charged or found guilty of murder this year.
By Jessica Goldstein, 3 December 2018
It was reported that there were no fire hydrants in the area of the fire—pointing to the lack of funding for fire prevention and safety measures in rural areas.
A “kinder, gentler” imperialist butcher, dead at 94
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2018
Few people in recent American history have participated in the crimes of American imperialism in so many ways.
By Genevieve Leigh, 3 December 2018
Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren are among the leading “progressive” Democrats glorifying the late Bush Sr. as a “patriot” and “humble servant.”
“The union and Lear must think we are stupid”
By Marcus Day, 2 December 2018
The vote is a courageous act of defiance against the union’s attempts to ram through a pro-company deal and is an indication of the growing determination to fight in the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 December 2018
The deliberate confinement of thousands of refugees—men, women and children—under desperate conditions is a crime against humanity.
By Barry Grey, 1 December 2018
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 1 December 2018
This latest tragedy must be viewed in the context of the Trump administration’s fascistic attack on immigrants.
1 December 2018
GM’s planned closure of five plants in the US and Canada would be a death sentence for Detroit, Youngstown, and Oshawa, Ontario. But workers are organizing a fight back.
By Kayla Costa, 1 December 2018
While CNN has not provided a full explanation, the firing of Marc Lamont Hill came one day after he made public statements critical of Israeli policy against Palestinians.
One million dead from suicide, drug overdoses since 2007
By Eric London, 1 December 2018
The “mortality crisis” is the product of policies of social counterrevolution carried out by both the Democrats and Republicans in collaboration with the trade unions.
By Will Morrow, 1 December 2018
The broad support for a united struggle by workers contrasts with the efforts by the UAW and Unifor to fan the flames of nationalism.
By Trévon Austin, 30 November 2018
Not since the combined impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu in 1918 has the country experienced such a prolonged period of decline in life expectancy.
By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2018
The Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives has reelected the same leadership team that collaborated with the Bush administration’s war in Iraq and the Obama administration’s bailout of Wall Street.
By Jerry White, 30 November 2018
In an article posted on the Automotive News web site Thursday, reporter Michael Wayland acknowledges GM is using plant closures to demand “untraditional employment practices” from workers, including more temporary and contracted labor.
By Josh Varlin, 30 November 2018
Nellie McCool spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about a raid earlier this month by Kansas City, Missouri, police and health officials on a picnic put on by her group Free Hot Soup.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2018
The Trump administration sees in the semi-fascist ex-army captain a potential strategic ally in reasserting US imperialist hegemony and countering China’s influence in Latin America.
By Josh Varlin, 30 November 2018
Faculty and PhD students at New York University have demanded that NYU President Andrew Hamilton condemn the imprisonment of UK academic Matthew Hedges by the United Arab Emirates.
“Everybody—Ford, Chrysler, GM—needs to strike right now”
By Jerry White, 29 November 2018
GM workers at the threatened Lordstown, Ohio and Detroit-Hamtramck plants and other autoworkers spoke out against the shutdown of five plants in the US and Canada.
By Oscar Grenfell, 29 November 2018
The strikes were part of a surge in US bombings aimed at terrorising the population.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 November 2018
After testimony from the secretaries of state and defense, the Senate voted to advance a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2018
The Democratic caucus retained its three top leaders, 78-year-old Nancy Pelosi, 79-year-old Steny Hoyer and 78-year-old James Clyburn.
By Matthew Taylor, 29 November 2018
The final Senate election to be decided in 2018 leaves the Republican party with a 53-47 majority.
By Kevin Martinez, 29 November 2018
Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez died weeks after turning herself in at the San Ysidro port of entry in California seeking asylum from the discrimination and abuse she faced in Honduras.
By Nick Beams, 29 November 2018
Powell indicated that the Federal Reserve is not committed to further interest rate rises next year and is very attuned to the financial markets’ demands.
By Andre Damon, 29 November 2018
The Times and the Washington Post are arguing that by publishing true information about political corruption, the US press committed what amounts to treason.
After Trump fires tear gas at immigrant children
By Barry Grey, 29 November 2018
Asked whether he believed that immigrants fleeing poverty and violence in Central America “all have a credible claim for asylum,” the senator declared, “No, I don’t.”
Detroit-Hamtramck autoworkers want to fight against plant closures
By our reporters, 28 November 2018
Workers expressed their contempt for the UAW, which did not even bother to turn up at the plant for the first shift since the announcement.
By James Cogan, 28 November 2018
The newspaper has the nerve to declare that it serves to “give a voice to those less heard, challenge the powerful, and hold them to account.”
By Bill Van Auken, 28 November 2018
The attack, which also wounded four Americans, came amid a worsening deterioration of the US position after 17 years of war.
By Nancy Hanover, 28 November 2018
One of the ugly secrets of US medical care—the rationing of life-saving procedures based on ability to pay—was exposed by the recent experiences of a Michigan woman seeking a heart transplant.
By John Marion, 28 November 2018
More than 5,000 people are still unable to return to their homes after a series of explosions ripped through the Merrimack Valley in September.
By Jerry White, 28 November 2018
Autoworkers and the working class as a whole cannot accept the “right” of the corporate and financial elite to shut these plants down.
Form rank-and-file committees
By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 28 November 2018
The UAW, defying the will of its membership, is forcing a vote on virtually the same rotten deal Lear workers overwhelmingly rejected in October.
For an industrial counteroffensive against job cuts!
By Jerry White, 27 November 2018
The plant closings have been facilitated by the unions and pose the need for autoworkers in the US and Canada to form independent organizations to prepare coordinated strike action.