By George Gallanis, 25 July 2019
The day after international protests against Amazon during Prime Day, Chicago Amazon workers staged a “walk-in” to demand increased pay, health insurance and air conditioning in their facility.
More layoffs threatened for January
By Carl Bronski, 25 July 2019
Unifor has rushed to defend Ford’s layoffs as a “business decision.”
By Patrick Martin, 25 July 2019
On Monday, working class residents of Nashville, white and black, mobilized to defend a Hispanic immigrant family from ICE agents.
With Pakistan’s prime minister at his side,
By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 24 July 2019
US President Trump threatened Monday to “kill 10 million” Afghans in “a week” so as to win a quick victory in America’s longest war.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2019
The plan will boost military spending to record levels and reassure Wall Street.
By Nick Beams, 24 July 2019
The bogus character of the agenda advanced by Warren, who has described herself as “capitalist to the bone,” is underscored by the measures she advances to meet the signs of a deepening crisis.
By Matthew Taylor, 24 July 2019
While ICE was blocked by the brave actions of the man’s neighbors, a Texas born US citizen is being released from custody after having been illegally detained by immigration officials for the last month.
By our reporter, 24 July 2019
Some of the threatened families owe the district as little as $10.
By Shannon Jones, 24 July 2019
For years Ford covered up a transmission defect in its Fiesta and Focus models that can cause sudden acceleration or stalling.
By Eric London, 24 July 2019
Over one-sixth of the total population of the island protested Monday.
By Jerry White, 23 July 2019
In what has been described as the largest demonstration in Puerto Rican history, an estimated half a million people marched Monday to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló.
Merchants of death
How the pharmaceutical companies, Congress and the DEA made the opioid epidemic a billion-dollar industry
By Genevieve Leigh, 23 July 2019
Previously undisclosed government information shows how drug manufacturers and distributors responded to the emerging opioid epidemic by pumping more pills into the hardest-hit regions.
By Jessica Goldstein, 23 July 2019
US autoworkers are furious over the refusal of the UAW to carry out any fight against oppressive conditions in the factories during the July heat wave.
By Bryan Dyne, 23 July 2019
The blackouts induced by summer storms and the ongoing heatwave expose the fragility of infrastructure in the United States.
By Matthew Taylor, 23 July 2019
Eight Floridians serving prison sentences have been released and had their cases dismissed due to the charges against a Jackson County, Florida sheriff’s deputy.
By Zachary Thorton, 23 July 2019
Another coal giant has declared bankruptcy, leaving devastation in its wake as hundreds of workers are out of work and owed thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.
By Frank Gaglioti, 23 July 2019
Michael Ogalirolo claims his potentially lethal cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is due to 18 years of exposure to glyphosate, the active component of the herbicide Roundup.
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2019
Immigrant detainees are deliberately being subjected to conditions that spread disease in detention centers along the southern border.
By Robert Stevens, 22 July 2019
As Britain moves closer to war, the Iran crisis is being seized on by those advocating a drastic increase in the UK’s military budget.
“I want to strike and send a message to the city”
By Kristina Betinis, 22 July 2019
Teachers who have suffered through years of falling real income, deteriorating classroom conditions and mass layoffs are determined to fight, but they face a brick wall of opposition from the CTU.
By Nick Beams, 22 July 2019
The participants at the conference were acutely conscious of the fact that what was at stake in their deliberations to establish a new world economic order was nothing less than the survival of their rule.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2019
The first Moon landing remains an epoch-making scientific, technical and organizational achievement.
By Jordan Shilton, 20 July 2019
Chief responsibility for the growing war danger in the Persian Gulf rests squarely with US imperialism, which has relentlessly escalated its provocations against Iran.
By Rafael Azul, 20 July 2019
Friday marked the seventh consecutive day of protests in Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Roselló.
Consortium News website taken down by a malware attack after streaming program defending Julian Assange
By Kevin Reed, 20 July 2019
The independent investigative journalism website Consortium News was brought down on Monday by a malware attack following the inaugural episode of CN Live!
By Joe Williams, 20 July 2019
Three recent incidents highlight the depravity of the US government’s bipartisan war on immigrants, spearheaded by the Trump administration.
By Nick Beams, 20 July 2019
Trump is demanding that the Fed drop all pretence of “independence” and openly serve as an instrument of Washington’s economic war against its global competitors.
Explosion at electrical substation in Madison, Wisconsin, leaves thousands without power on hottest day of the year
By Jacob Crosse, 20 July 2019
No official explanation has been given as to the cause of the explosion that left, by some estimates, over 13,000 people without power throughout the day Friday.
By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2019
Trudeau’s theatrics notwithstanding, his government is an enthusiastic accomplice of Trump in implementing some of his administration’s most reactionary and belligerent policies.
“The university and its teachers have a responsibility toward history”
An interview with veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier about actress Lillian Gish and director D. W. Griffith
Bowling Green State University recently removed the famed actress’s name from its film theater
By David Walsh, 20 July 2019
French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight, Coup de Torchon, Life and Nothing But, It All Starts Today, In the Electric Mist) is one of the most admirable figures in cinema over the past 45 years.
By Julio Patron, 19 July 2019
The protests demanding the ouster of the Governor of Puerto Rico are the culmination of years of austerity measures enacted by the Obama administration and enforced by the Puerto Rican government.
By Genevieve Leigh, 19 July 2019
Newly released data shows that between 2006 and 2012, as the drug epidemic spiraled out of control, drug companies flooded the country with oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills.
By Jordan Shilton, 19 July 2019
The regularity of incidents between the US and Iran underscores how great is the danger of a military conflagration in the region, which would quickly draw in the major powers and endanger the entire planet.
US investigators identify 70 current and former immigration agents in far-right, racist Facebook groups
By Kevin Martinez, 19 July 2019
The announcement came after several Facebook groups connected to Customs and Border Protection agents were discovered to contain vulgar and sexually explicit posts.
“International solidarity would give so much power back to the working class”
By Jessica Goldstein, 19 July 2019
An autoworker at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant raises demands and supports the Autoworker Newsletter’s call for an international strategy to fight the global attack on autoworkers.
By Eric London, 19 July 2019
Trump’s praise for Democrats voting against impeachment was not mere bluster; he is operating according to a deliberate political strategy.
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Dan Conway, 19 July 2019
At heart, Harris is a ruthless servant of US imperialism who seeks to conceal her right-wing politics with hollow social demagogy and references to her gender and racial identity.
A blow to the #MeToo sexual witch-hunt: The ignominious collapse of the case against actor Kevin Spacey
By David Walsh, 19 July 2019
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe in Massachusetts announced Wednesday that his office was dropping its sexual assault case against Spacey.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 July 2019
Amid Trump’s threats of war, unprecedented assaults on immigrants and attacks on democratic rights, Jacobin and the ex-leaders of the ISO hosted an event promoting the Democratic Party and American imperialism.
Campaign rally in North Carolina
Trump praises Democratic Party on impeachment, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, “Send her back!”
By Eric London, 18 July 2019
Continuing his fascistic campaign against socialism, Trump denounced “left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for.”
By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2019
Daily fines placed on Manning for refusing to testify against Julian Assange doubled on Tuesday, threatening the courageous whistleblower with personal bankruptcy. She has been jailed for more than four months.
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2019
Kellyanne Conway’s outburst, which has been hailed by neo-Nazi groups, gives a glimpse of the fascistic climate within Trump’s inner circle.
By Erik Schreiber and Fred Mazelis, 18 July 2019
The failure to charge Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death is an endorsement of lethal police violence against the working class, under conditions of growing social unrest.
By Julio Patron, 18 July 2019
The texts range from the childish and profane to gangster-like jokes about the death toll from Hurricane Maria like, “don't we have some cadavers to feed our crows?"
By Adam Mclean, 18 July 2019
The 41 percent reduction in the state budget for the University of Alaska will result in the elimination of dozens of degree programs and jeopardize climate research.
As US senators deepen attack on Huawei
By Nick Beams, 18 July 2019
Because it functions as a transhipment hub for final destinations in the rest of Asia, a sharp decline in exports from Singapore last month points to an economic slowdown across the region.
By Oscar Grenfell, 17 July 2019
A recent CNN broadcast recycles the discredited claim that WikiLeaks was involved in a Russian conspiracy to deprive Hillary Clinton of the US presidency.
By Kevin Reed, 17 July 2019
Large digital face and “selfie” photo databases have been used by state agencies, software engineers and researchers involved in perfecting AI algorithms and image pattern analyses.
By Walter Gilberti, 17 July 2019
The closure of Marygrove College, which offers advanced teacher training, comes as university education departments in Michigan and across the country are shrinking.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2019
The White House order condemns many thousands of Central American men, women and children to be summarily returned to conditions of murderous violence.
By Patrick Martin, 16 July 2019
Trump speaks openly as a fascist, demonizing people of different races and national origins, vilifying socialism, and declaring that those who oppose his administration’s policies are disloyal to the country and should leave it.
By Jerry White, 16 July 2019
The conflict is not between the auto companies and their servants in the UAW, but between rank-and-file workers, on the one side, and the corporate-UAW alliance, on the other.
By Clare Hurley, 16 July 2019
Bezos’ $137 billion combined wealth could pay the annual median rent for all 250,000 Amazon workers in the US for 100 years.
By Jacob Crosse and Marcus Day, 16 July 2019
Laid-off workers have reported that they were given as little as two weeks to decide on transfers hundreds of miles away.
By Steve Filips, 16 July 2019
In another signal of growing working-class militancy, GE workers opposed rising medical expenses, cuts to their retirement pensions, and changes to workplace rules.
By Dan Conway and Kimie Saito, 16 July 2019
Talks between the United Food & Commercial Workers and Southern California supermarket chains resumed last week after workers overwhelmingly voted in favor of strike.
As Trump launches immigration raids
By Eric London, 15 July 2019
Regardless of immigration status, all workers must understand that they are the ultimate target of the anti-democratic methods used against immigrants.
By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2019
The bill was passed with more than a dozen amendments, all of which will eventually be removed, to ensure the support of Democratic “progressives.”
By Kristina Betinis, 15 July 2019
The event was aimed at containing the enormous social opposition to the extreme-right policies of the Trump administration and the Republicans, within the confines of the Democratic Party,
By our reporters, 15 July 2019
The WSWS spoke with hundreds across the country, including Kare, a paralegal in New York City, who said, “Change certainly won’t be coming from the top. This has been going on too long, and now that people are aware of it, we have to stand up.”
“We want to get back everything we gave up”
By Jerry White, 15 July 2019
With the formal negotiations starting today autoworkers want to recoup years of UAW-backed wage and benefit concessions and substantially improve their wages and working conditions.
By Josh Varlin, 15 July 2019
While its public infrastructure decays, New York City is home to the largest number of billionaires and millionaires in the world.
By Tom Hall, 15 July 2019
The storm demonstrated the grossly inadequate level of disaster preparedness and infrastructure in what is supposedly the richest country on earth.
By Nancy Hanover, 15 July 2019
The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, met to promote the Democrats in 2020.
By Nick Beams, 15 July 2019
While Beijing continues to maintain that it is open to discussions, the evidence indicates it has all but given up on any prospect of reaching an agreement.
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Tom Hall, 15 July 2019
The sudden elevation of Buttigieg is an effort to shift the Democratic presidential campaign to the right, particularly on issues related to national security.
By our reporters, 13 July 2019
The vigils were an international event, with at least one event taking place in every US state and across five continents, expressing the broad popular opposition to the persecution of immigrants.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2019
General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.
By Alan Gilman, 13 July 2019
Hannah Williams was shot and killed after being involved in a minor traffic accident with a police vehicle in Fullerton, California.
By Bryan Dyne, 13 July 2019
A leaked document from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency lists five different reasons to keep the 737 Max 8 aircraft grounded.
By Jessica Goldstein, 13 July 2019
With a possible strike date of August 1, the United Steel Workers and management are maneuvering to impose a new round of concessions on workers.
By David Walsh, 13 July 2019
The resignation of Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump’s secretary of labor, is the latest development in the widening scandal surrounding American financier and “money manager for the super-rich” Jeffrey Epstein.
By Eric London, 12 July 2019
Beginning Sunday, the Trump administration plans to launch the largest immigration raids in US history, targeting 2,000 families for arrest and deportation.
By Marcus Day, 12 July 2019
Hot, humid weather blanketed much of the central United States on Wednesday, creating miserable and often dangerous work for tens of thousands of workers at auto factories and other plants.
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019
The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the “lefts,” but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.
By Jerry White, 11 July 2019
The UAW is terrified of the growing anger and opposition of autoworkers, who have a voice in the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter.
The Democratic presidential candidates: A socialist appraisal
By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2019
Despite her public image as a representative of the “left” wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.
A mounting attack on democratic rights
By Kevin Reed, 10 July 2019
Behind the backs of the public, integrated networks, databases and artificial intelligence technologies are being used to build up information in the form of digital profiles on every citizen.
By Josh Varlin, 10 July 2019
Indicating that the US government has no intention of heeding Bachelet’s statement, DHS has requested another 1,000 National Guard troops on the border between Texas and Mexico.
By Ben McGrath, 10 July 2019
The deal with Taiwan is part of a stepped-up campaign by Washington to arm allies in the region as part of its preparation for war against China.
By Chris Marsden, 10 July 2019
Trump’s attack on May over Brexit is the latest broadside supportive of her likely successor Boris Johnson and of the breakup of the European Union.
By Norisa Diaz, 10 July 2019
The strike vote comes less than two weeks after 46,000 workers at three of the largest supermarket chains in Southern California also authorized a walkout.
By Jonas Boquist, 10 July 2019
The piecemeal ratifications carried out by the MNA diluted the strength of all 13,000 nurses and facilitated the implementation of contracts acceptable to hospital management.
By Benjamin Mateus, 10 July 2019
Officials have known for many years that the city has a serious issue related to lead in its drinking water.
By Eric London, 10 July 2019
Trump’s greatest asset is the fecklessness of the Democratic Party, whose record is one of complete acquiescence to Trump’s escalating attack on basic democratic principles.
By Fred Mazelis, 10 July 2019
The Texas tycoon won the biggest support for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.
As industry analyst calls UAW-automaker negotiations “Kabuki theatre”
By Jerry White, 9 July 2019
With negotiations set to begin on July 15, workers are determined to overturn decades of givebacks accepted by the United Auto Workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2019
Iran’s government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.
Second quarter fundraising
By Patrick Martin, 9 July 2019
The stage is being set for the most expensive campaign in US—and world—history, with estimates that ad spending could top $10 billion for the 2020 elections.
Building the infrastructure of a police state
By Kevin Reed, 9 July 2019
The poorest large city in the US is being used as a testing ground for invasive surveillance technologies in preparation for coming eruptions in the class struggle.
By Patrick Martin, 8 July 2019
While the White House escalates its attacks on immigrants, congressional Democrats are deepening their collaboration with Trump.
Hack of Department of Homeland Security contractor exposes government surveillance of drivers on US roads and border crossings
By Kevin Reed, 8 July 2019
A group of transparency advocates hacked and published the extensive infrastructure of government surveillance of drivers on roadways and at border crossings.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 July 2019
While the US population has expanded by 75 percent since 1960, to approximately 325 million people, healthcare expenditure, in constant dollars, has risen approximately 2000 percent.
By Joseph Kishore, 6 July 2019
Intended as a demonstration of the eternal power and greatness of American capitalism, what was instead exposed in the grotesque spectacle is a beleaguered and isolated ruling class.
By Chris Marsden, 6 July 2019
Britain’s seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control.
By Jacob Crosse, 6 July 2019
In the months leading up to Edward Gallagher’s acquittal, several members of his defense team were revealed to have close ties to the White House.
By Elliott Vernon, 6 July 2019
Bus drivers are seeking wage increases consistent with the cost of living in Martha’s Vineyard as well as improvements in safety, disciplinary procedures and healthcare.
A conversation with Mike Kaplan, the producer of The Whales of August (1987), Lillian Gish’s final film
The famed actress “was filled with curiosity, creativity and imagination”
By David Walsh, 6 July 2019
Kaplan helped organize the petition urging Bowling Green State University to restore the names of famed actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish to its film theater.
By Tom Hall, 5 July 2019
Trump’s hour-long paean to the military was designed to further elevate the military as the supreme arbiter of American politics and buttress of his own personalist rule.
“We can definitely unite with Central American workers!”
By Zac Corrigan, 5 July 2019
Over 150 people gathered in front of the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office in downtown Detroit Thursday to register their opposition to the most recent wave of horrific attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration.