Videos

Video: Press conference held for “Defend the DIA” demonstration

By James Brewer, 3 October 2013

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality held a press conference Tuesday to prepare for Friday’s rally to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Video: Detroit creative art students denounce DIA selloff plans

27 September 2013

Students and visitors at the College for Creative Studies, across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, spoke to the WSWS.

Video: The fight to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Andre Damon, 23 September 2013

In this video, members of the SEP speak about the historical significance of the museum, the political implications of the drive to sell its art, and the fight to organize workers in its defense.

Video: Wayne State University students and staff oppose selloff of DIA art

By James Brewer and Lawrence Porter, 20 September 2013

A WSWS team visited Detroit’s Wayne State University campus to campaign against the selloff of art and document the feelings of students and staff.

SEP campaign video: Voices against war with Syria

19 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) produced the following video containing interviews with Berlin residents opposing military aggression against Syria.

Video: “No to war against Syria”—Australian voters speak out

By our reporters, 16 September 2013

Workers at polling booths in Sydney and Melbourne on September 7 voiced their hostility to a US-led military assault on Syria.

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 September 2013

In this video, the WSWS interviews students and workers who attended the demonstration against the threat of a US war in Syria.

SEP in Germany produces TV election spot

10 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) has produced a spot for the September 22 federal election to be shown on a number of leading German television stations throughout the month of September.

Video: Detroit students speak against Syria war

By Andre Damon, 7 September 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality interviewed students at Wayne State University Friday while building for a demonstration next week against the war in Syria.

Video: SEP candidate Patrick O’Connor explains why car workers need a socialist strategy

By our reporter, 28 August 2013

The GM Holden cost-cutting agreement has set a new benchmark in the corporate onslaught on workers’ wages and conditions.

Video: Nick Beams explains SEP election campaign on YouTube

By our reporter, 26 August 2013

The SEP national secretary warns that whichever party forms the government after the September 7 election in Australia will impose far-reaching austerity measures on the working class.

Video: Gettysburg park workers, guests speak on the Civil War and the state of American democracy

By Andre Damon, 6 July 2013

In this video, workers, guests and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park speak about the lasting significance of the Civil War and the ongoing attacks on American democracy.

“The entire future of democracy was hanging in the balance”

Historian Allen Guelzo speaks on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2013

In an interview with the WSWS, Civil War historian Allen Guelzo explains the world historical significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s subsequent Gettysburg Address.

Throw out the emergency manager!

Video: D’Artagnan Collier responds to Kevyn Orr’s plan to slash workers’ retirement benefits

19 June 2013

In this video, D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, replies to the proposal by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to slash the pensions and health care benefits of city workers.

Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

D’Artagnan Collier spoke to workers and youth about threats to sell off the DIA’s art to pay off Detroit’s bondholders.

Victimized Illinois teacher denounces attack on education in YouTube video

By Jake Dean, 28 May 2013

Ellie Rubenstein, a teacher from Highland Park, Illinois, submitted her resignation in a speech on YouTube last week.

Video: Detroit tenants denounce mass evictions

By Jerome White and James Brewer, 11 May 2013

Hundreds of low-income Detroit residents are being forced from their homes as part of a plan by Detroit officials to gentrify the downtown area.

Video: Parents and students speak out against school closures in Chicago

16 March 2013

Chicago parents and students speak on the need for a struggle to defend public education.

Video: Striking New York City bus workers speak on their struggle

6 February 2013

In this video, New York City bus workers speak about their fight against billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg and make an appeal for support from the working class as a whole.

A special message from SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

3 October 2012

In this video, Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party's candidate for president in the 2012 election, reviews the campaign so far and asks for your support.

Video: Chicago teachers speak on their strike and the defense of public education

26 September 2012

On September 10, Chicago teachers struck against changes to public education demanded by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and backed by the Obama administration. In these interview, Chicago teachers discuss their strike and the broader issues at stake.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White reports on visit to Sri Lanka

By Jerry White, 8 September 2012

Jerry White reviews his discussions with workers in Kegalle during his recent trip to Sri Lanka.

Video: An appeal from SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

21 August 2012

In this video, Jerry White, the SEP's candidate for president, appeals for support for the last two and half months of the election campaign.

London Olympics 2012: A city under lockdown

By A photo essay by Paul Stuart, 11 August 2012

This photo essay on the London Olympic Games includes a number of images showing the unprecedented security clampdown in the capital during the Games, their rampant commercialism and the hosting, in London’s financial district, of many super yachts owned by the global elite.

Video: Which way forward for the Quebec student strike?

By Andre Damon, 28 July 2012

Five months after students in Montreal, Quebec launched a strike against tuition increases, the movement stands at a political crossroads.

Video: SEP candidate opposes Ford Australia stand-downs

By our reporters, 10 July 2012

Patrick O’Connor discussed the devastating impact of the current stand-downs with Ford workers and local residents in Broadmeadows.

Pontiac, Michigan: The destruction of an American city

By Andre Damon, 6 July 2012

In this video, residents of Pontiac, Michigan speak about the economic devastation left in the wake of the auto restructuring of 2009.

Video: SEP candidate defends WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange at Melbourne rally

By our reporters, 4 July 2012

Patrick O’Connor outlined the policies required to defend Assange and defeat the broader attacks on democratic rights.

Video: SEP candidate discusses experiences of election campaign

6 June 2012

In this interview with the World Socialist Web Site, Jerry White reviews some of the experiences of his presidential election campaign.

Video: SEP candidate speaks to striking Caterpillar workers in Joliet, Illinois

2 June 2012

On Wednesday, 800 striking machinists in Joliet, Illinois overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer by Caterpillar. Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White traveled to Joliet to speak to workers.

Video: SEP candidate Jerry White speaks at site of Memorial Day massacre

1 June 2012

On May 30, 1937, 10 striking steal workers were gunned down by police in what became know as the Memorial Day massacre.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White demands release of jailed Quebec students

25 May 2012

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White denounces Wednesday's mass arrests of students in Quebec and calls for the building of a socialist movement to defend the social and democratic rights of all working people.

SEP presidential candidate Jerry White speaks on Obama’s attack on auto workers

19 May 2012

In this video, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White visits the site of the General Motors Pontiac East Assembly Plant, which was closed in September 2009.

Assange lawyer delayed while flying to Australia

By Mike Head, 20 April 2012

The incident raises fresh questions about the Australian government’s close involvement in the Obama administration’s global operation to railroad Assange to jail.

Video: Florida workers and students speak on killing of Trayvon Martin

By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 31 March 2012

In this video, the WSWS speaks to workers and young people at the March 26 rally in Sanford, Florida, against the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Parents of Trayvon Martin speak to the WSWS

By Andre Damon and C.W. Rogers, 29 March 2012

In this video, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak about their son's death and legacy.

Video: SEP candidate Jerry White visits Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan

24 February 2012

Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, visited the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant Wednesday, urging workers to support his campaign

Video: ‪Cooper Tire workers speak with SEP candidate‬

17 February 2012

Jerry White spoke with locked-out Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio February 15 about class, internationalism, and the growth of social conflict in the United States.

Video: Jerry White visits Cooper Tire picket line

16 February 2012

Jerry White delivered a statement on February 15 in Findlay, Ohio. More than 1,000 workers at Cooper Tire have been locked out since November for opposing a concessions contract.

On the picket lines at Cooper Tire

By Andre Damon, 20 December 2011

As the lockout of 1,050 workers at Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio ended its third week, the World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers on the picket lines and at a support rally Saturday.

Video: Detroit City workers speak on planned layoffs

By Andre Damon, 12 December 2011

Detroit city officials are proposing to lay off between ten and twenty percent of the city's municipal employees while cutting the remaining workers' pay and benefits.

Video: Michigan residents denounce DTE Energy’s “Customer Assistance Day”

24 November 2011

Residents seeking home heating assistance at the Cobo Hall event in Detroit spoke out on the lack of help available and the event itself.

Video: Warren, Michigan Chrysler workers speak on contract vote

27 October 2011

Chrysler workers voting on the proposed contract Wednesday spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.

Video: Sydney protesters discuss international Occupy movement

22 October 2011

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with demonstrators at the Occupy Sydney protest

Video: Kentucky students join Occupy Wall Street protest

By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 19 October 2011

In this video, students attending the Wall Street protest from Berea College in Kentucky speak about growing up in poverty and the fight for social equality.

Video report: Wall Street protesters express the grievances of American workers

By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 13 October 2011

In this video, participants in the Wall Street occupation speak about why they are demonstrating, and a supporter of the protest explains why she agrees with the demonstration’s aims.

Video Report: Youth speak on the Democratic Party and socialism

By Andre Damon and C. W. Rogers, 11 October 2011

In this video, shot last weekend at the Wall Street Occupation, young people speak about the political issues and tasks confronting the growing social movement against the banks.

Video: US college students speak on unemployment and budget cuts

By Andre Damon, 1 October 2011

In this video, students from Northern Virginia Community College and the University of New Orleans discuss education cuts, life without work and other social problems facing young people.

Video: Australian steel and maritime workers denounce BlueScope job cuts

By our reporters, 10 September 2011

Workers in Port Kembla on the New South Wales south coast spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned BlueScope retrenchments.

Video: Hastings residents condemn Australian steel job cuts

By our reporters, 5 September 2011

Workers in Hastings spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned destruction of BlueScope jobs.

Video: Youth discuss Australian steel job cuts

By our reporters, 1 September 2011

Students and youth in Wollongong spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned destruction of BlueScope jobs.

Video: Australian steel workers face deep job cuts

By our reporters, 26 August 2011

Steel workers and local residents in Wollongong and Port Kembla denounce BlueScope Steel’s decision to axe up to 1,400 workers’ jobs.

Video: On the Verizon picket lines in Pittsburgh

By Andre Damon, 18 August 2011

On August 7, 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike against $1 billion a year in wage and benefit concessions demanded by the company.

Video: Detroit area workers, retired people speak out on social spending cuts

By Andre Damon, 10 August 2011

In this video, workers and retired people respond to the $2.4 trillion in spending cuts passed by Congress and the Obama administration earlier this month, in context of rising social inequality and widespread unemployment.

Young and Jobless in Chicago

Part 3: Budget cuts

By Andre Damon, 6 July 2011

In this video, the third in a series on youth unemployment in Chicago, youth services workers speak about the disastrous effects of budget cuts on summer employment programs and activities.

Young and jobless in Chicago

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2011

In this video, the second in a series on youth unemployment in Chicago, young people in the city speak about the lack of jobs, even for those with college degrees, and the effect of long-term unemployment on their lives.

Video: Canada Post strikers in Windsor speak on their struggle

15 June 2011

After seven months of negotiations ended on June 3rd, Canadian postal workers have been engaging in selected one-day walkouts, as directed by the CUPW leadership. This Monday was Windsor workers turn. WSWS reporters visited picket lines in that city.

Video: No recovery for Toledo workers

By Andre Damon and Jerome White, 11 June 2011

Last week, Barack Obama came to Toledo, Ohio to proclaim the recovery of US auto industry. But more than two years since the wall street crash, living conditions for the working people of this city are getting worse every day.

After brutal police shooting, Miami officers attempted to destroy video evidence

By Michael Stapleton, 11 June 2011

Police in Miami Beach, Florida attempted to cover-up evidence of a fatal police shooting of an apparently unarmed man on May 30. An eyewitness captured the killing on video, then had his cellphone seized and smashed.

Video: Dearborn, Michigan residents protest pool closings

3 June 2011

Residents assembled at Ten Eyck pool to protest the closure of six community pools in the city of Dearborn.

Video: Hundreds of Michigan families seek assistance in Southfield

27 May 2011

DTE Energy held a customer assistance event this week. Thousands of Detroit-area families face utility shutoffs every year after falling behind on bills.

Video: Thousands line up for jobs in Hamtramck, Michigan

By James Brewer, 16 May 2011

After waiting in long lines, the attendees were given information for what would be at most a couple hundred job openings.

Video: Catherine Ferguson Academy students and teachers speak on school closures and social inequality

By Andre Damon and Jerry White, 14 May 2011

In this video, the second part of a series, Detroit students and teachers speak about the attack on public education and the impact of the closure of their school on the community.

Video: Students and staff denounce the threat to close Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy

By Andre Damon and Jerry White, 13 May 2011

Catherine Ferguson Academy, located on the near westside of Detroit, is one of over 50 schools slated to be closed or sold off to charter school operators within the next month by Robert Bobb, the school district’s emergency financial manager.

Video: Protesters denounce Cuomo’s attack on seniors

17 March 2011

Hundreds demonstrated March 11 against the planned shutdown of more than 100 New York City senior centers.

Video: The Committee Against Utility Shutoffs holds demonstration in Detroit

17 March 2011

The CAUS held a demonstration on March 12 to demand an end to utility shutoffs and insist that heat and lights are social rights.

Teachers and students speak on Wisconsin education cuts

By Andre Damon, 15 March 2011

In this video, Wisconsin teachers and students speak on Governor Scott Walker’s cuts to public schools, the effect of social inequality on education, and the role of education in a democracy.

Video: Wisconsin workers speak on the general strike and social inequality

14 March 2011

The WSWS interviewed several of the protesters who converged on the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday.

Video: CAUS holds press conference to announce March 12 demonstration

10 March 2011

On March 4, the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs held a press conference to announce its upcoming demonstration against utility shutoffs in Detroit. The march will be held on Saturday March 12 at 2 PM, assembling at the house where three people were killed in a house fire last year.

Video: Wisconsin demonstrations continue

By Andre Damon, 7 March 2011

Up to 50,000 people participated in a demonstration in Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday, as protests against Governor Scott Walker’s budget cuts entered their third week.

Video: Queensland floods—Goodna residents speak out

By Richard Phillips, 25 February 2011

Residents explain flood damage to their homes on January 13 and their frustrations over the refusal of insurance companies to pay out claims.

Sri Lanka: Alongside the A9 highway to war-torn Jaffna

22 February 2011

This photo essay records the devastation caused by a quarter century of civil war in Sri Lanka and the plight facing hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Video: In fifth day of Wisconsin protests, largest showing yet

By Andre Damon, 21 February 2011

Between 50,000 and 100,000 people packed the capitol square in Madison, Wisconsin on February 19, demonstrating the popular hostility to austerity measures proposed by governor Scott Walker.

Video: Madison, Wisconsin demonstrations gain strength

By Andre Damon, 18 February 2011

Demonstrations continued Thursday in Madison, Wisconsin, as thousands of people packed the state legislature, while tens of thousands protested outside.

Video: Workers, students speak on budget cuts in Madison

By Andre Damon, 17 February 2011

Tens of thousands of workers and students protested on February 17 in Madison, Wisconsin against Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining for state employees.

Video: Queensland floods—“The government is not supporting us”

Part two of an interview with Wendy Smith and Lee Sheppard

By Richard Phillips, 14 February 2011

Wendy Smith and Lee Sheppard explain the bureaucratic indifference of state authorities to the plight of flood survivors.

Victim of DTE utility shutoff

Video: Wanda Scott tells her story

12 February 2011

Last month Michigan authorities broke into Wanda Scott's home and took away her elderly father, claiming she was neglectful because she could not afford to heat her home. In this video, she speaks about life without heat, the experience of losing her father, and why she is a member of the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs.

Video: Queensland floods—“I’ve lost everything”

Part one of an interview with Wendy Smith and Lee Sheppard

By Richard Phillips, 11 February 2011

Grantham agricultural workers Wendy Smith and Lee Sheppard explain how their home and other valuable personal possessions were trashed by the Queensland government’s “flood recovery” operations.

Video: Queensland floods: “They totally destroyed anything I could salvage”

On the spot report from Queensland

By Terry Cook and Oliver Campbell, 8 February 2011

Grantham motor mechanic Ray Van Dijk explains how the “flood recovery” operation destroyed valuable property of several local residents.

Video: Queensland floods: “The government left us for dead”

Part 1 of an interview with Marty Warburton in Grantham

By Richard Phillips, 4 February 2011

Grantham petrol station owner Marty Warburton explains the terrifying flash-flooding that engulfed the small Queensland community in January.

Video on the anniversary of the Dexter Avenue fire

12 January 2011

The WSWS interviews Charlotte Nash, sister of Marvin and Tyrone Allen, who were killed in the horrific fire in their Detroit home on Dexter Avenue one year ago. They had been living without utilities since 2008.

Striking DSO musicians perform for Detroit homeless

24 December 2010

In the eleventh week of their strike against the DSO, symphony musicians visited three homeless shelters in the city of Detroit to perform Christmas music concerts. The WSWS interviewed musicians and residents about the experience.

Detroit residents speak on utility shutoffs

15 December 2010

Thousands of people who either lost their utility service or are in danger of doing so attended a "Customer Assistance Day" sponsored by DTE Energy in downtown Detroit. Several spoke to the WSWS.

Video: SEP candidate speaks with residents in toxic dump area

12 November 2010

This video features Peter Byrne, SEP candidate for Broadmeadows, and interviews with local residents in Melbourne’s northern suburbs affected by the Tullamarine Hazardous Waste Landfill.

Video: DSO musicians speak on strike

5 October 2010

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have gone on strike against demands by management that include a 33 percent cut in base pay. The World Socialist Web Site spoke to several musicians participating in a picket on October 4.

Video: Inferno on Moenart Street in Detroit

21 September 2010

The firestorm captured in this video was like many that swept through Detroit on September 7. It illustrates the disastrous impact of budget cuts, as residents watched in desperation for more than an hour before fire trucks came.

Committee Against Utility Shutoffs and SEP hold press conference on Detroit fires

15 September 2010

On Friday, September 10, the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs and the Socialist Equality Party held a press conference to address a series of fires that ravaged Detroit earlier in the week. Speaking were CAUS and SEP members Lawrence Porter and D'Artagnan Collier, as well as residents of the area.

Video: Detroit fire victims charge DTE Energy with negligence

13 September 2010

The Hargraves, residents of Robinwood Street on Detroit's east side, repeatedly reported electrical arcing and power malfunctioning to DTE days before the eruption of the firestorm that devasted the city.

Video: James Cogan answers community questions on the environment

17 August 2010

James Cogan, the SEP candidate for the inner-western Sydney seat of Grayndler, provided video answers to questions on the environment by a local organisation, Climate Action Newtown.

Video: Nick Beams explains Socialist Equality Party election program

13 August 2010

Nick Beams, SEP national secretary and Senate candidate in NSW, discusses the socialist alternative to war, social inequality and the escalating attack on democratic rights.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

Part 5—Residents respond to the disaster

By C. W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 5 July 2010

This video, the last in a WSWS series, features interviews with residents and visitors of the Gulf of Mexico. Leanne Odonnel of Moorseville, North Carolina, expresses her shock at finding a beach covered in tarballs. Patricia Landry and Pamela Odom, who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina, share their grief at having to relocate if a hurricane brings oil inland.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

Part four—The environment

By C.W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 3 July 2010

This video, the fourth in a series, explores the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Experts say the disaster is likely to wipe out whole species, and may put an end to fishing and shrimping in the gulf for decades.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

Part 3—The social impact

By C. W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 1 July 2010

This video, part three of a series, explores the social consequences of the BP oil spill.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

Part 2—The effect on human health

By C.W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 30 June 2010

This video, the second in a series, explores the health consequences of the BP oil spill. It features interviews with Nathalie Walker, an attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, as well as environmental chemist Wilma Subra.

Video series: The Gulf oil spill

Part 1—The economic impact

By C. W. Rogers and Andre Damon, 29 June 2010

In this video, the first of a series on the Gulf Coast oil spill, the WSWS interviews Dean Blanchard, the owner of a shrimp processing and distribution company located in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Vale Inco strikers and supporters in Sudbury, Ontario speak

26 May 2010

3,300 nickel miners, smelter and mill workers have been on strike in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario for over ten months against the concession demands of Brazilian based transnational mining giant Vale Inco.

Detroit resident speaks on utility shutoff

19 May 2010

Winifred Sylvester is the caregiver for her 77-year-old stepmother and is battling to have the heat turned back on, but will likely face losing electricity as well.

Louisiana residents and fishermen denounce oil spill response

15 May 2010

The WSWS spoke to fishermen in southern Louisiana who will be devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which threatens to shut down fishing, shrimping, and oyster farming for years.

DTE Energy holds another public relations stunt in Taylor, Michigan

By a reporting team, 13 May 2010

Supporters of the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs distributed the “Findings of the Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire: Utility Shutoffs and the Social Crisis in Detroit” to people attending a local community event in hopes of getting help with their DTE utility bills.

Video: Louisiana workers denounce BP’s oil spill response

By Andre Damon and CW Rogers in Louisiana, 10 May 2010

As oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi river, local fishermen and environmental experts spoke out on BP's response to the disaster, which threatens ecological and economic disaster throughout the region.