By David North, 1 May 2017
This speech was delivered by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to open the 2017 International May Day Online Rally, held on April 30.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By Joseph Kishore, 26 April 2017
This is an edited version of a lecture delivered live on April 22, 2017 by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US). The audio and slides for the lecture are embedded in the text. To register for the lecture series, visit wsws.org/1917.
Series on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
20 April 2017
Joseph Kishore, National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States, will be delivering the lecture on Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Register for the series at wsws.org/1917.
By Marcus Day, 11 April 2017
Smartphone videos showing a man being violently dragged from a flight Sunday quickly went viral and provoked widespread condemnation of the airline and police.
By Nick Beams, 10 April 2017
We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered Saturday, April 8 by Nick Beams, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. This is the third in a series of five international online lectures being presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
By Fred Williams, 7 April 2017
This is an edited version of a lecture delivered live March 25 on the origins and significance of the Russian Revolution of 1905. To register for the lecture series, visit wsws.org/1917.
By Evan Goldstein, 28 March 2017
This photo essay documents the three-hour traffic stop in Geneseo, New York that resulted in the Border Patrol arresting a family of mixed citizenship status.
27 March 2017
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13 March 2017
A large audience from more than 60 countries listened live to the lecture delivered by WSWS chairman David North, the first in a series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
“This is class warfare!”
By Zac Corrigan, Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 8 March 2017
Around 100 people protested at the US Immigration Court in downtown Los Angeles on Monday against the arrest, detention and imminent deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González.
By Genevieve Leigh and Andrea Ramos, 4 March 2017
Rómulo Avelica-González, long-time resident and father of four, was detained by Los Angeles ICE officials on Tuesday morning while dropping his daughters off at school.
More than 75,000 view interview with David North
1 March 2017
The series will begin with a lecture by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” streamed live on YouTube on Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
“This is a big kick for families that are already struggling.”
By Zac Corrigan, 16 February 2017
Thousands of evacuees from beneath the eroded Oroville dam sheltered their families at the fairgrounds in Chico, California.
”We have people in office that support war. We no longer need them”
By Zac Corrigan, 18 November 2016
As youth-led protests sweep the nation, students at Cass Technical High School in downtown Detroit spoke out against the election of Trump and the escalating wars.
By Toby Reese, 15 November 2016
This past Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in California cities and throughout the United States.
By Jerry White, 19 October 2016
Jerry White, the SEP candidate for US president, condemns the escalation of US military violence and calls on workers to attend the November 5 conference “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War.”
By Sandy English, 5 October 2016
A new surveillance video obtained by the New York Daily News shows paramedics covering and then uncovering the corpse of Ramarley Graham, who was killed by police in 2012.
SEP Vice Presidential candidate Niles Niemuth speaks about the presidential debate and the danger of war
By Niles Niemuth, 1 October 2016
The American ruling class is preparing a massive escalation of war to be carried out under either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
The unions “are shameless crooks that live on the backs of our work”
By our reporters, 16 September 2016
The WSWS recently spoke to two janitorial workers, María and Jaime, about their experience with the SEIU union and their working and living conditions.
“I don’t expect the government to do a damn thing”
By Aaron Asa and Tom Hall, 24 August 2016
WSWS reporters traveled to Livingston Parish, Louisiana and spoke to flood victims who are stranded at an emergency shelter after historic floods destroyed more than 40,000 homes.
24 August 2016
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued this statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Welfare Reform," signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
19 August 2016
This statement was given in response to the ongoing assault on Yemen by Saudi Arabia, including the destruction of a Doctors Without Borders Hospital this week.
17 August 2016
SEP US vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth spoke in a live interview with WSWS reporter Andre Damon about the class issues behind police violence.
“We should have socialized medicine in the United States”
By our reporters, 28 July 2016
Workers in the Encanto neighborhood of San Diego expressed frustration and contempt with the two presidential candidates being put forward by the Democrats and Republicans.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 23 July 2016
Workers and young people spoke with Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, Jerry White, about social inequality in the city.
21 July 2016
Niemuth visited Rochester and Syracuse, New York and spoke to residents about the conditions in the region and their thoughts on the 2016 presidential election.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 July 2016
On the second anniversary of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, workers spoke with Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate about the class divide in America’s largest city.
19 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and young people about the defense of public education.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 July 2016
Niemuth spoke to workers and youth in Pittsburgh, a historic center of steel production that has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 9 July 2016
Southern West Virginia, which holds a special place in the history of the class struggle in the US, is today mired in depression-like conditions.
6 July 2016
Residents in Clendenin, West Virginia spoke with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White about last month’s floods, which nearly destroyed the small mountain community of 1,200 people.
5 July 2016
On July 4, SEP US presidential candidate Jerry White and West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Naomi Spencer broadcast a discussion live on Facebook.
Socialist Equality Party candidates talk with West Virginians angered over lack of federal aid for flood victims
By our reporter, 4 July 2016
In the aftermath of the flash floods that killed at least 20 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the Obama administration is providing only a pittance in federal aid.
29 June 2016
Jerry White spoke with SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore in a live Facebook discussion on the current state of the US election campaign and its global context.
James Cogan—SEP candidate for the Senate in NSW, 24 June 2016
James Cogan, SEP national secretary and Senate candidate for New South Wales, condemns the US-led preparations for war against China and Russia.
Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 21 June 2016
As Sanders wraps up his campaign and prepares to endorse Hillary Clinton, the millions of workers and youth who supported him must now draw the necessary political conclusions.
By Jerry White—SEP presidential candidate, 11 June 2016
The American people are presented with a “choice” between two right-wing candidates of war and reaction.
By Alex Lantier and V. Gnana, 6 June 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail workers and students mobilized in solidarity with their strike at railway stations across Paris.
By Jeff Lusanne, 31 May 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to homeless people in Chicago about their living conditions and the budgetary cuts to critical social programs.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 30 May 2016
Over the weekend, WSWS reporters visited the Total refinery in Grandpuits, which is on strike to protest the Socialist Party government’s anti-worker labor law.
By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 27 May 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to workers during Thursday’s demonstrations in Paris against the “El Khomri” labor reforms.
By Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 27 May 2016
The WSWS interviewed attendees at a San Diego rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the political issues in the 2016 election.
“The bottom line is money”
By our reporters, 25 May 2016
The WSWS spoke to some of the 1,700 striking AT&T workers about the political issues involved in their strike and the ongoing strike of 39,000 workers at Verizon.
By our reporters, 25 May 2016
Workers at Honeywell International have been locked out since May 9, after rejecting the company’s demands for slashing health care and other benefits.
By Tim Rivers, 17 May 2016
Keri Webber, whose family still suffers serious health issues as a result of the lead contamination of Flint’s water, says those affected by the disaster have been left to fend for themselves.
By our reporters, 14 May 2016
The Obama administration has deported over two million people, more than any other in US history.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2016
America is the land of social inequality, where a handful of billionaires continue to amass and squander vast wealth even as millions of workers are kept in poverty and denied the basic necessities of life.
By Jerry White, 9 May 2016
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, responds to Obama’s declaration that the poisoning of thousands of children in Flint, Michigan is not a major issue.
By our reporters, 4 May 2016
Detroit public school teachers spoke to the WSWS at a demonstration on Tuesday, the second day of their walkout.
By our reporters, 3 May 2016
Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke to Detroit teachers participating in a rally of Detroit teachers engaged in a sickout on Monday.
“They’re worried we’re going to change the system, and they’re doing everything they can to stop us”
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 28 April 2016
In this video, students at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan discuss the danger of war and social conditions facing youth.
By our reporters, 26 April 2016
Nearly 40,000 workers throughout the United States are on strike against the telecommunications giant to defend their jobs, health care and pension benefits.
By Buster Haycook, 20 April 2016
Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to lead as a result of the city’s 2014 decision to switch its water source to the contaminated Flint River.
By Samuel Davidson and Zac Corrigan, 15 April 2016
On the picket line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striking Verizon workers speak out against intolerable working conditions and cuts to health care and pensions.
By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 9 April 2016
In this video, autoworkers react to the recent layoff of over 1,400 Fiat Chrysler workers in suburban Detroit.
By James Brewer, 18 March 2016
As home water samples were being collected in Flint, city residents told the World Socialist Web Site how the lead poisoning crisis has affected them.
By James Brewer, 17 March 2016
An event was held in Flint last Saturday, billed as an “EPA Open House,” to collect water samples from Flint homes.
By Jill Lux and Toby Reese, 10 March 2016
The camp at Grand-Synthe epitomizes the squalid conditions facing people who have fled their homes amid the greatest refugee crisis since World War II.
By Buster Haycook, 10 March 2016
Despite pledges to act by politicians at the federal, state and local levels, no serious action is being taken to address the poisoning of city residents.
By Buster Haycook and Zac Corrigan, 23 February 2016
The WSWS spoke to residents about the ongoing water crisis which has revealed fundamental problems of American society, including unprecedented levels of social inequality.
By Shannon Jones, 11 February 2016
In this video, retired truck drivers and delivery workers discuss the plans to slash their pensions by as much as 75 percent.
By Jerry White, 5 February 2016
Thousands of teachers marched in downtown Chicago Thursday to oppose threats by school authorities to cut 1,000 jobs and slash $100 million from the school budget.
“We are all in this together. This is class warfare”
By Jerry White and Buster Haycook, 21 January 2016
Hundreds of teachers shut down the school system in a “sick out” protest Wednesday against decaying buildings, overcrowded classrooms and years of pay and benefit cuts.
“We’ve lost our democracy. It’s a revolutionary time.”
By Lawrence Porter and Zac Corrigan, 20 January 2016
The WSWS spoke to demonstrators outside the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan as Governor Rick Snyder spoke on the water crisis in Flint.
By our reporters, 10 December 2015
The WSWS spoke to strikers in Saginaw before the UAW called off the 20-hour strike, ordering them back to work without a chance to vote on a new deal.
By Nick Barrickman and Joseph Kishore, 25 November 2015
The video release comes more than one year after the brutal killing of Laquan McDonald and in the face of a systematic cover-up by the Chicago Police Department and the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Video shows UAW officials grabbing cell phone, forcibly ejecting WSWS reporters from press conference
By Shannon Jones, 19 November 2015
The UAW’s thuggish actions against the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reflect its hostility to the working class and its fear of any exposure of its conspiracy with the auto companies.
18 November 2015
UAW officials from Local 600 in Dearborn, Michigan physically ejected two WSWS Autoworker Newsletter reporters from a press conference and forcibly took a cell phone being used to record the incident.
“You have the support of a lot of other people”
By Zac Corrigan and Eric London, 7 October 2015
The WSWS spoke to residents of Ferguson, Missouri about the struggle of auto workers and life in the city more than one year after the killing of Michael Brown.
By James Brewer and Jerry White, 23 September 2015
Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck workers explained why they rejected the proposed contract that the UAW is seeking to push through.
On eve of Big Three contract expiration
By Zac Corrigan, 12 September 2015
In this video, workers and youth from Louisville, Kentucky send messages of support to autoworkers as they struggle to defend their wages and benefits against the auto giants.
Eighty years after founding of UAW
By Zac Corrigan, 31 August 2015
Chris, a tier-two Fiat Chrysler worker, supports a family and lives in a motel across the street from his factory in Kokomo, Indiana.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 10 August 2015
Auto workers face a gang-up of the bosses, the government and the unions, which are determined to make further cuts in the pursuit of ever higher profits for wealthy shareholders.
By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 4 July 2015
Demonstrators said they were participating in the rally to demand an end to years of austerity.
By Seraphine Collins and Zac Corrigan, 16 May 2015
WSWS reporters spoke to Detroit residents about the drive by the city to shut off water service to as many as 25,000 households.
By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 March 2015
Oil workers who remain on strike at the Tesoro Carson refinery near Los Angeles, California and the BP Husky refinery near Toledo, Ohio spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015
A contractor with extensive experience in oil refineries speaks on the long hours, dangerous conditions and other issues that have led to the largest strike in the oil industry since 1980.
By Lawrence Porter, 13 November 2014
In this video, SEP Assistant National Secretary Lawrence Porter explains the significance of the Detroit bankruptcy ruling and calls on workers to take up the fight in defense of their social rights.
The best of all possible worlds?
By Seraphine Collins and Jeff Lusanne, 7 November 2014
The WSWS asked Michigan college students to respond to President Barack Obama’s claim that this is the best time in human history for young people.
25 September 2014
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival presented a number of films about the foreclosure crisis and homelessness as well as about drone warfare.
By Tim Rivers and Seraphine Collins, 24 September 2014
Residents said the billions of dollars spent on war should be used to rebuild infrastructure and fight poverty.
By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2014
In this video, Detroit residents speak on the resumption of the city’s drive to shut off water service to its most vulnerable people.
27 August 2014
In this on-the-spot report, the WSWS interviews some of those attending Brown’s funeral on Monday.
“Folks just can’t afford water, rent, lights, gas and food”
By Zac Corrigan and Tim Rivers, 26 August 2014
In this video, Detroit residents attending a sham “water affordability fair” denounce the city’s policy of cutting off water to those who are too poor to pay for it.
“We have the right to protest. We have the right to assemble”
By Andre Damon and Eric London, 20 August 2014
As the National Guard expanded its presence in Ferguson, Missouri, residents voiced outrage over another police killing in St. Louis on Wednesday.
“They invaded Ferguson like they invaded Iraq”
By Andre Damon and Eric London, 19 August 2014
As the Missouri governor deployed National Guard forces to Ferguson, residents denounced the military-police crackdown and attacks on their right to assemble peacefully.
By Andre Damon and Zac Corrigan, 18 August 2014
In this video, Ferguson residents speak to the WSWS about the implications of police violence amid the ongoing protests against the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
By our reporters, 11 August 2014
Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality members spoke at campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
By James Brewer, 22 July 2014
In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs.
By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2014
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to Detroit residents as they waited in line at water payment centers, doing their best to get running water turned back on to their homes.
By our reporters, 28 May 2014
In this video, agricultural workers and residents speak about social conditions in Southern California’s Imperial Valley.
By our correspondents, 16 May 2014
The Socialist Equality Party has organized rallies across Berlin under the slogan: “Vote against war—vote PSG!”
9 April 2014
This is the first of several interviews conducted by the World Socialist Web Site with retired Detroit city workers who are facing deep pension and health care cuts.
By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014
A shocking video on YouTube shows the reign of terror fascist thugs are unleashing in the streets of Kiev following last month’s Western-backed putsch.
3 February 2014
Low-income seniors facing eviction from the Griswold Building in downtown Detroit appeal for support.
23 January 2014
In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.
6 December 2013
The answer of the working class to the ruling of the bankruptcy court in Detroit is being prepared by the campaign for the Workers Inquiry into the Attack on the DIA and the Bankruptcy of Detroit.
10 October 2013
Workers and students spoke on their reasons for attending the “Defend the DIA” demonstration on October 4.
By Andre Damon, 7 October 2013
The demonstration, called by the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality, gave expression to popular opposition to the dictates of Detroit’s emergency manager.
5 October 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts to protest plans to sell the artwork by Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. The demonstration was called by the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality.