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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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!
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.
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.
By Jake Dean, 28 May 2013
Ellie Rubenstein, a teacher from Highland Park, Illinois, submitted her resignation in a speech on YouTube last week.
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.
16 March 2013
Chicago parents and students speak on the need for a struggle to defend public education.
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.
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.
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.
By Jerry White, 8 September 2012
Jerry White reviews his discussions with workers in Kegalle during his recent trip to Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By our reporters, 4 July 2012
Patrick O’Connor outlined the policies required to defend Assange and defeat the broader attacks on democratic rights.
6 June 2012
In this interview with the World Socialist Web Site, Jerry White reviews some of the experiences of his presidential election campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27 October 2011
Chrysler workers voting on the proposed contract Wednesday spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
22 October 2011
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with demonstrators at the Occupy Sydney 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By our reporters, 5 September 2011
Workers in Hastings spoke with World Socialist Web Site reporters about the planned destruction of BlueScope jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 June 2011
Residents assembled at Ten Eyck pool to protest the closure of six community pools in the city of Dearborn.
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.
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.
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.
17 March 2011
Hundreds demonstrated March 11 against the planned shutdown of more than 100 New York City senior centers.
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.
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.
14 March 2011
The WSWS interviewed several of the protesters who converged on the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.