By Peter Symonds, 9 November 2018
While the US said the meeting was merely postponed, the cancellation is another sign of an impasse in negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear program.
By John Marion, 9 November 2018
As Columbia Gas cuts corners in the restoration of service to Merrimack Valley communities, more than 1,200 skilled gas workers are still locked out by National Grid.
By Eric London, 8 November 2018
Trump made clear that his response to the midterm elections would be an even more open embrace of fascistic, anti-immigrant policies.
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 8 November 2018
From the standpoint of the interests of working people, the rearrangement of seats in Congress is largely irrelevant. No positive change is possible outside of the independent intervention of the working class.
By Kevin Reed, 8 November 2018
Facebook shut down 115 accounts and Twitter deleted 10,000 accounts on the eve of the 2018 elections, engaging in blatant censorship.
By our reporters, 8 November 2018
Approximately 2,200 workers and young people cast a class-conscious vote for Niles’ campaign and expressed their support for socialism.
By Sandy English, 8 November 2018
The International Socialist Organization withdrew its endorsement of the Green Party candidate on the grounds that his campaign was associated with opposition to the US intervention in Syria.
By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2018
The Republican Party retained control of the US Senate, gaining several seats, while the Democrats swept a series of governorships in the Midwest.
By our reporter, 7 November 2018
The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.
By Will Morrow, 7 November 2018
The Teamsters union has already declared it will refuse to call out UPS small package workers in the event of a strike or lockout in the freight division.
By Shannon Jones, 7 November 2018
Federal prosecutors are pointing to the systematic and pervasive character of the corruption revealed in the bribery scandal that has rocked the UAW leadership.
By Jessica Goldstein, 7 November 2018
The United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal have remained silent on the injury of a worker at the largest steel mill in North America.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2018
Washington’s supposed demand for a ceasefire has only produced a sharp escalation in the world’s most murderous war.
By our reporters, 7 November 2018
After six months of campaigning, the meeting reviewed the experiences of members and supporters of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2018
The move to shut down DACA is the latest effort to attack the democratic rights of immigrants.
White House report on socialism
By Barry Grey, 6 November 2018
The very fact that the US government acknowledges a growth of support for socialism testifies to vast changes in the political consciousness of the working class and the terror this strikes within the ruling elite.
By Tom Hall, 6 November 2018
The latest round of slanders is aimed at preparing public opinion for an eventual indictment of the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges.
By Hector Cordon, 6 November 2018
This action comes roughly two months after a wave of walkouts and strike votes in the state were isolated and defeated by the unions.
By Genevieve Leigh, 6 November 2018
The fear mongering tactics of the Democratic Party and its allies are combined with a complete absence of any discussion of the actual conditions and concerns of the vast majority of young people.
By Keith Jones, 5 November 2018
Washington’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating regime change—is roiling world geopolitics.
By Eric London, 5 November 2018
The Democrats are either silent or supportive of police state measures that are putting the lives of immigrants in imminent danger and preparing the way for violent attacks on all workers.
By E.P. Milligan, 5 November 2018
Basic safety precautions are routinely ignored at Amazon facilities throughout the world.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2018
While O’Rourke has been hailed as the new “progressive” standard bearer, the support of a notorious war criminal exposes his real politics.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 November 2018
The spontaneous outpourings of solidarity across Jewish and Muslim communities for the victims of the Pittsburgh atrocity are anathema to the Netanyahu government.
By Nancy Hanover, 5 November 2018
The deliberate isolation of struggles by teacher unions is taking a stark form in Little Rock, Arkansas, the site of a major battle for desegregation of public education 61 years ago.
By Kristina Betinis, 5 November 2018
Charter school teachers are determined to improve pay and classroom conditions, but they cannot advance their fight through the Chicago Teachers Union.
By Alex Lantier, 5 November 2018
Macron is inviting America’s far-right president while hypocritically criticizing European neo-fascism as a danger to the pursuit of European imperialist interests.
By Joseph Kishore, 5 November 2018
Regardless of the outcome, the elections will set the stage for a further shift of US politics to the right.
By our reporter, 5 November 2018
A voter guide delivered to thousands of residents in Dearborn, Downriver and western Wayne County omitted the SEP candidate in Michigan’s 12th district from a sample ballot.
By Alexander Fangmann, 5 November 2018
Two billionaire candidates are saturating the media to distract from their shared post-election plans to accelerate attacks on the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 November 2018
Bolton’s speech on the Trump administration’s policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
By Mike Head, 3 November 2018
The measures Washington outlined yesterday are tantamount to a declaration of war.
By Will Morrow, 3 November 2018
Workers voted by more than 62 percent to reject the UPS Freight contract on October 5.
128 years after the first US electrocution
By Kate Randall, 3 November 2018
The US Supreme Court has never ruled execution by electric chair or lethal injection unconstitutional and has consistently upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty itself.
“They are trying to outsource to cut costs and pit us against each other”
By George Kirby and Shannon Jones, 3 November 2018
Allison Transmission workers in Indianapolis, Indiana are complaining about the outsourcing of jobs, speed-up and lack of representation by the United Auto Workers.
As US Steel and ArcelorMittal announce booming profits, the United Steelworkers pushes sellout deals
By our reporters, 3 November 2018
In the midst of a huge profit bonanza, unions like the USW, working on behalf of corporate management, are shamelessly telling workers it is they who must give back.
By Nick Beams, 3 November 2018
The aim is either to extract major concessions from China or, failing that, create the best conditions for pressing ahead with trade war measures.
By Eric London, 3 November 2018
Halting the growth of political violence and the moves toward dictatorship requires a break with the Democratic Party and the mobilization of the immense power of the American and international working class.
Christine Assange, mother of persecuted WikiLeaks publisher, endorses Niles Niemuth, SEP candidate for Congress
By our reporter, 3 November 2018
Christine Assange posted an endorsement of Niles Niemuth on Twitter, calling on her followers to vote for “an anti-corruption/ pro Assange candidate.”
3 November 2018
The WSWS is publishing a selection of the letters which were sent in response to the open letter written by Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 12th District.
By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2018
A new report documents the colossal role of inherited wealth in perpetuating social inequality in America.
By Samuel Davidson, 2 November 2018
Pittsburgh residents who spoke to the World Socialist Web Site denounced the president’s anti-immigrant tirades, which created the climate for the deadliest act of anti-Semitic violence in US history.
By George Marlowe, 2 November 2018
The union is seeking to reach a concessions contract with management while preventing a rebellion among rank-and-file workers.
By E.P. Milligan, 2 November 2018
Abigail Spanberger is one of the most prominent of the former military and intelligence operatives running as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.
By Eric London, 2 November 2018
The right-wing demagogue described a hellish vision of concentration camps to imprison helpless men, women, and children, and urged the thousands of troops being rushed to America’s southern border to open fire on unarmed crowds.
By Barry Grey, 2 November 2018
As masses of people grow increasingly disillusioned with capitalism and the two-party system, the Times is doing its best to shore up support for the Democratic Party.
Stop the censorship of the Socialist Equality Party campaign!
By Niles Niemuth, 2 November 2018
The following open letter was sent to Kim Voet, the news director of WDIV Local 4 News and ClickonDetroit.com, protesting the exclusion of any information about the SEP election campaign from their coverage.
By Tom Hall and Tim Rivers, 2 November 2018
The Working Class Party, which is running United Auto Workers committeeman Gary Walkowicz for Congress, is an electoral front created by the pseudo-left Spark group.
By Jerry White, 1 November 2018
The United Auto Workers union has played a critical role in suppressing workers’ wages and intensifying their exploitation in the factories.
By Jacob Crosse, 1 November 2018
FCA workers in Windsor, Canada, and factories in Illinois and Indiana are on temporary layoff due to falling sales.
Child detainees speak out: “I just wanted a hug from someone”
By our reporters, 1 November 2018
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with several immigrant children recently released from child detention shelters about conditions in the facilities.
By our reporters, 1 November 2018
The Socialist Equality Party congressional candidate campaigned Wednesday in the Downriver suburb, a bedroom community for many workers in the area.
By Patrick Martin, 31 October 2018
The proposal to revise the US Constitution by means of an executive order is flagrantly unconstitutional and anti-democratic.
By Samuel Davidson, 31 October 2018
The popular rejection of Trump’s far-right policies highlights the cowardice and complicity of the Democratic Party, which offers no principled opposition to Trump’s fascistic attacks on immigrants and democratic rights more broadly.
By Evan Cohen, 31 October 2018
The death of the 42-year-old miner was one of several fatalities in October in metal and non-metal mines across the US.
By Naomi Spencer, 31 October 2018
A former career Army officer, Ojeda has been elevated to national prominence as a fighter for the working class. He is no such thing.
By Erik Schreiber, 31 October 2018
A United Way report documenting the rising number of working poor in New Jersey provides concrete evidence of the intensified assault on workers' living standards.
“It is like a pyramid scheme and we’re the worker ants at the bottom”
By our reporters, 31 October 2018
Niles spoke with Amazon workers about working conditions as well as the Trump administration’s deployment of the military against immigrant workers.
By Eric London, 30 October 2018
The White House, deploying thousands of troops to the border, is seeking to to whip up a climate of right-wing chauvinist hysteria on the eve of the November 6 midterm elections.
By Samuel Davidson and Kate Randall, 30 October 2018
Vigils held across the country have charged Trump with using hate speech to incite violent attacks over the past week.
By our reporter, 30 October 2018
The gunman, 51-year-old Gregory Bush, had a history of mental illness and racist abuse.
By Will Morrow, 30 October 2018
The union is threatening workers if they vote “no” again it will isolate them and refuse to conduct any struggle for a better contract.
“Conditions are worse today than they were 40 years ago”
By a WSWS reporting team, 30 October 2018
The WSWS Steelworker Newsletter spoke to workers at a shift change at the US Steel Edgar Thompson plant in Braddock, Pennsylvania.
“I don’t think the Democrats are doing anything to oppose Trump’s message”
By our reporters, 30 October 2018
WSWS reporters spoke to people at vigils in Pittsburgh, New York and Detroit.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2018
The leading US newspaper’s editorial on the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre effectively absolves President Trump and his fascistic politics of any responsibility for the bloodbath.
Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue
By Joseph Kishore, 29 October 2018
To understand the significance of the homicidal violence in Pittsburgh that has left 11 people dead, it is necessary to place the event in its international and historical context.
By Norisa Diaz, 29 October 2018
A violent clash is being prepared on the US-Mexico border as Washington readies emergency powers to close the border.
By Samuel Davidson, 29 October 2018
An overflow crowd packed the hall and hundreds stood outside in the rain to pay respect to those struck down by a fascistic gunman.
“This union is taking food out of my kid’s mouth”
By Marcus Day, 29 October 2018
Workers at Lear have described a regime of harassment and intimidation carried out jointly by management and the UAW.
By Shannon Jones, 29 October 2018
The 1,885-square-foot residence features granite countertops, cherry cabinets with a “chocolate glaze finish,” three and one half baths and a patio overlooking Black Lake.
By Samuel Davidson, 28 October 2018
The attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh occurs in the midst of an international escalation of fascist violence.
By Barry Grey, 27 October 2018
The mail bombs are a symptom of a deepening social and political crisis in the United States, the center of world capitalism.
By Will Morrow, 27 October 2018
Andy, 43, leaves behind a loving family, including his wife of 21 years, Sarah Dixon Schanding, a son Elliot and daughter Emilee.
AFSCME officials attempt to suppress WSWS reporting team
By Evelyn Rios, 27 October 2018
AFSCME has kept its 25,000 members on the job without a contract for over a year. Their current contract expired June 30, 2017.
By Lawrence Porter, 27 October 2018
With an average cost for a funeral with cremation at $6,800 and burial at $10,000, the phenomenon of unclaimed bodies and burial crises is nationwide.
As federal judge orders Georgia to count tossed-out ballots
By Kranti Kumara, 27 October 2018
The issue of deliberate voter suppression has become a highly contentious issue with less than two weeks before Election Day.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 October 2018
American workers must come to the defense of immigrants and refugees as the Trump administration threatens to close the border and turn armed troops against working class men, women and children.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 October 2018
CIA Director Gina Haspel, dispatched to Turkey to investigate the murder of the Saudi journalist, has intimate familiarity with acts of torture and tapes recording them.
“We should all be fighting together”
By George Marlowe, 26 October 2018
After defying the UPS workers’ “no” vote, the Teamsters is isolating thousands of Chicago-area workers.
The UAW is “letting the company get away with anything”
By our reporter, 26 October 2018
An interview posted by the WSWS with a veteran worker at Ford Woodhaven Stamping where a young autoworker died last year has gained wide readership.
By Dan Conway and Nancy Hanover, 26 October 2018
Despite more than 18 months of negotiations and three mediation sessions that have gone nowhere, the union continues to block strike action by teachers.
By Alexander Fangmann, 26 October 2018
The death adds to the growing toll exacted by dangerous working conditions related to the drive by Ford, abetted by the UAW, to increase production and profits.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2018
The American media has dropped virtually all other topics to focus its attention on the mail bombs sent to eight leading Democrats or public critics of Trump.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 October 2018
Obama is visiting Cass Tech High School in Detroit in an effort to convince workers once again that the Democratic Party, a right-wing, pro-capitalist and pro-war party, represents their interests.
By Will Morrow, 25 October 2018
The continuous growth in profits is facilitated by the Teamsters union, which functions as an instrument of UPS management and cheap labor contractor.
By Patrick Martin, 25 October 2018
None of the devices exploded and no one was injured, even though two of the bombs reached the offices of CNN and a Florida congresswoman.
By Nick Beams, 25 October 2018
The tech-heavy NASDAQ index has dropped by its biggest amount in seven years, having fallen by 12 percent since its peak in August.
By Alan Whyte, 25 October 2018
The statistics highlight a fiscal and infrastructure disaster in the making.
By Niles Niemuth, 25 October 2018
Workers in the US must unite with workers in Mexico and Central America to ensure the safe passage into the country of the several thousand workers making their way towards the US-Mexico border.
By David Walsh, 25 October 2018
The article inadvertently points toward an important truth: the #MeToo campaign is fundamentally an effort by a layer of upper-middle class women to advance their economic interests at the expense of their male rivals.
Build rank and file strike committees
By Kevin Martinez, 25 October 2018
More than 8,000 hotel workers are currently on strike in nine cities, but the UNITE HERE union is isolating the struggle and preparing its defeat.
$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot
By Kayla Costa, 25 October 2018
The top 24 lottery jackpots in United States history have all occurred since the 2008–09 financial crash.
By Barry Grey, 24 October 2018
In speeches in the run-up to the November 6 mid-term elections, Trump has seized on the Central American caravan to step up his appeal to fascistic elements in the Republican base.
As refugee caravan heads north
By Bill Van Auken, 24 October 2018
Amid Trump’s demagogy about deploying the army to the border and cutting all aid to Central America, US immigration officials are preparing new repressive measures against refugees.
One year since the death of Jacoby Hennings
“Temporary part-timers are treated like slaves”
By Jerry White, 24 October 2018
A veteran worker describes the oppressive conditions at Ford’s Woodhaven Stamping plant, which contributed to the tragic death of young autoworker Jacoby Hennings.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2018
Two weeks before the US congressional elections, the outlines of a reactionary deal between the Trump administration and the Democratic Party are coming into view.
By Dan Conway, 23 October 2018
The Los Angeles Times recently published a report documenting the role of eight wealthy San Francisco families in bankrolling the political career of Democrat Gavin Newsom.
By Marcus Day, 23 October 2018
Details continue to emerge of the sellout deal the UAW attempted to push through at an October 14 ratification vote.
By Brian Brown and Jeff Lusanne, 23 October 2018
Chicago’s Lyric Opera attempted to make drastic cuts to its orchestra, and managed to push through several of its demands despite a five-day strike by orchestra musicians.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2018
Under conditions of mounting social opposition and escalating plans for military conflict, the US political establishment is moving to ever more brazenly implement internet censorship.