Students, workers, and artists denounce censorship
By Gabriel Black, 11 April 2021
The censoring of the IYSSE, at a time of growing interest in a genuine socialist perspective among young people has been met with an outcry and statements of protest.
By Fred Mazelis, 3 December 2020
The DSA’s extraordinary tribute to Dinkins shows exactly why this organization is the bitterest opponent of socialism.
“I just have been in a fog since the incident”
By Linda Rios and Alexa Castro, 3 December 2020
While environmental conditions, such as strong winds and low humidity, factored into the severity of the disaster, the event was largely due to negligence by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the utility company which provides electricity to northern California.
Author of Ten Days That Shook the World
By Sandy English and James Macdonald, 3 December 2020
John Reed’s life became devoted to documenting the struggles of the oppressed. His greatest work was Ten Days That Shook the World, an indelible, eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Illinois nursing home workers strike in second week as pandemic surges: Build rank-and-file-committees to save lives
By Jessica Goldstein and Kristina Betinis, 3 December 2020
The strike of some 700 Chicago-area Infinity Healthcare workers entered its second week as the state records COVID-19 deaths.
By Will McCalliss, 3 December 2020
The impacted services include local and commuter train, bus and ferry transportation, with the planned changes to be implemented in different modes of transportation at varying times in 2021.
Bipartisan $908 billion “emergency relief framework” receives support from Democratic congressional leadership
By Jacob Crosse, 3 December 2020
Limited details reveal a proposal that includes generous handouts and protections to corporations while excluding another round of stimulus checks and reducing unemployment funds for workers as the pandemic enters its deadliest phase.
By Scott Burris, 3 December 2020
Software developed by the security company Fūsus allows police departments to access home security cameras like Amazon Ring and create a real-time cloud network of public and private video streams across entire cities. The implementation of this program is an attack on privacy and other democratic rights.
Facebook speech falsely claims massive vote fraud
By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2020
Trump is deliberately inciting fascist forces through his baseless claims of a “stolen election.”
The New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 3 December 2020
Everything now depends upon the building of rank-and-file safety committees in every school and neighborhood across the city, completely independent of the UFT and the Democrats who are conspiring to reopen schools.
By Chase Lawrence, 3 December 2020
The explosion in deaths is a consequence of the criminal “herd immunity” policy pursued by both Democrats and Republicans which has entailed the reopening of schools and nonessential production in order to maintain profit making and ensure a continued rise in the stock market.
Nurses union in Upstate New York ends strikes as COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass 100,000 for first time
By Jerry White, 3 December 2020
The nurses who went on strike at two New York state hospitals Tuesday gave voice to the anger of millions of health care workers across the US and internationally who are battling the pandemic with inadequate understaffing and protections.
By Zac Thorton, 3 December 2020
Forced to continue working under a contract which expired in July, workers at the parts plant are reaching their breaking point as UAW maintains silence over negotiations.
By Josh Varlin, 2 December 2020
Nurses at both Albany Medical Center and Montefiore New Rochelle walked out Tuesday over staffing, PPE and other pandemic-critical issues.
By Dan Conway, 2 December 2020
Despite claims that they do not intend to fully reopen schools, behind closed doors the school district is in fact planning such moves with the teachers union.
By Fabian Salgado, 2 December 2020
Even though Isai Morocho’s school was not meeting in person, his father, mother and brother all work in-person jobs, allowing for endless possible encounters with the virus.
Amid pandemic surge in school-aged children
By Alexander Fangmann, 2 December 2020
The Chicago Public Schools reopening plan ignores the deadly reality of COVID-19 and will result in the needless deaths of even more Illinois teachers, students and family members.
By Bryan Dyne, 2 December 2020
The dire situation facing frontline health care workers during the pandemic is only getting worse as the number of hospitalizations in the US surpasses 100,000.
By Jerry White, 2 December 2020
The executive from the giant investment firm BlackRock played a leading role in the destruction of autoworkers’ jobs and living standards during the 2009 restructuring of GM and Chrysler.
By Benjamin Mateus, 2 December 2020
The Skagit Valley Chorale rehearsal on March 10 was one of the nation’s first super-spreading events. A University of Colorado study provided a critical recognition that the virus that caused COVID-19 spread predominately in the aerosol form.
By Faurecia Saline Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 2 December 2020
Autoworkers in Saline, like their brothers and sisters at Faurecia Gladstone in Indiana, join a national network of rank-and-file committees that is fighting for a complete shutdown of the auto industry with full compensation for workers.
By Jacob Crosse, 2 December 2020
Following Trump’s lead, an attorney for the president suggested fired DHS Cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be “taken out at dawn and shot.”
By Kevin Reed, 2 December 2020
Democratic Party president-elect Joseph Biden is formulating policies and assembling a team committed to the use of advanced technologies for the purposes of warfare and suppression of free speech.
By Valery Tsekov, 2 December 2020
Fourteen-year-old Honestie Hodges has died from complications of COVID-19 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, two weeks after being hospitalized on her birthday.
By Eric London, 2 December 2020
As the deaths pile up in every country, the ruling class is taking advantage of the pandemic to orchestrate an unprecedented transfer of wealth from the working class to the rich.
By Andre Damon, 1 December 2020
Despite a months-long media campaign claiming it is safe to reopen schools, every reputable scientific study has shown that closing schools is one of the most effective ways to contain the pandemic.
By Patrick Martin, 1 December 2020
Behind a screen of racial and gender diversity, the Biden administration will be a government of, by and for the ruling class.
“Are any of these trucks worth any of our brothers and sisters dying?”
By Shannon Jones, 1 December 2020
Management memos obtained by the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter document 50 cases in the plant between November 6 and November 23. Eleven cases were reported November 20 alone, indicating the rate of infection is increasing.
Young people speak out about the unprecedented collapse in their living conditions since the pandemic began
By Noah Ryan and Nick Barrickman, 1 December 2020
Over half of all people between the ages of 18 and 29 in the United States have been forced to move in with relatives or friends since the pandemic began in March.
By Jessica Goldstein, 1 December 2020
Production for the American steel industry declined across the board in 2019 as a result of retaliatory tariffs, and global production sank even further in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Sandy English, 1 December 2020
Educators throughout New York City have reacted with outrage at the plans of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and the UFT to reopen schools on December 7.
By Jacob Crosse, 1 December 2020
Data compiled by researchers at five major US universities illustrates the deadly consequences of throwing workers and their families out of their homes during the pandemic.
“GM’s one of the biggest liars out there”
By James Tatsch, 1 December 2020
The coronavirus has been surging across Kansas and Missouri, with both states recording their highest totals over the proceeding days with no sign of abating.
Cleveland-Heights University Heights School District threatens to halt health care benefits if teachers strike
By Isaac Finn, 30 November 2020
A school district just outside of Cleveland, Ohio is threatening to cut healthcare payments to 500 teachers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Mike Ingram, 30 November 2020
Microsoft has released new software that turns its Office 365 product into a full-fledged workplace surveillance tool, allowing corporations to spy on their workforce in multiple ways.
30 November 2020
75 years ago: General Douglas MacArthur, the effective leader of US-occupied Japan, ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe and eight of the country’s other civilian and military leaders for war crimes, setting the stage for criminal prosecutions.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 November 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement is a warning to the working class in the United States and internationally that even as numerous coronavirus vaccines are nearing completion, workers and youth will continue to be sent into workplaces and schools to needlessly get sick and die.
“We are not criminals”
By Erik Schreiber, 30 November 2020
Nine immigrants held at Bergen County Jail in Hackensack are demanding release from the rat-infested facility where social distancing is not possible.
By Kayla Costa, 30 November 2020
With opposition by Amazon workers growing against brutal work conditions and the lack of protection from the pandemic, the unions and their pseudo-left supporters are trying to contain resistance within the confines of corporate-controlled political parties and the capitalist system.
By James Brewer, 28 November 2020
The worker who succumbed to the virus had been hired less than three weeks before he became sick and had told his coworkers that he had waited a long time to get the chance for a job at FCA.
Leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center expose worldwide conspiracy to suppress workers’ resistance
By Tom Carter, 28 November 2020
The leaked documents also expose the use of spies from the Pinkerton Detective Agency, which has a long history of surveillance, infiltration and violence against the workers’ movement.
By John Burton, 28 November 2020
The Supreme Court struck down New York’s measures to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting indoor events, including religious services, heralding the power of the new five-justice, ultra-reactionary bloc.
By Jessica Goldstein, 28 November 2020
A new ruling by the Treasury Department will affect millions of small businesses that received a portion of the total $717 billion in relief funds from the US Small Business Administration through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Massive spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky schools and death of 15-year-old girl prompts statewide school closures
By Warren Duzak, 28 November 2020
Almost 10,000 K-12 students and 2,000 faculty members are presently in quaratine or isolation across Kentucky.
By Kevin Reed, 28 November 2020
The exponential surge in coronavirus cases in Michigan during the months of October and November has resulted in an alarming increase in the number of patients entering hospitals across the state with 53 facilities at 75 percent or higher bed occupancy.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 November 2020
Citing COVID-19 state mandated shelter-in-place orders, families and activists with Reclaim and Rebuild our Community attempted to take up residence in vacant publicly owned homes.
By Thomas Scripps, 28 November 2020
WikiLeaks contributed to a growing recognition among workers and young people that state criminality and ruling class conspiracies are not accidents or the work of a few bad individuals, but the product of a whole social system based on the rule of competing oligarchies which must be overthrown.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 28 November 2020
Biden’s pick for DHS secretary was a key figure in the Obama administration’s detention and mass deportation of immigrants.
By Ray Coleman, 27 November 2020
The contract rammed through by the United Food and Commercial Workers would impose lower wages and higher health care costs onto essential workers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Erik Schreiber, 27 November 2020
Faced with increased costs, care facilities are cutting staff, jeopardizing the lives of elderly residents.
Study finds meatpacking plants were responsible for 8 percent of coronavirus cases in opening phase of pandemic in the US
By Cordell Gascoigne, 27 November 2020
The findings of the study are an indictment not only of the major meatpacking companies themselves but the entire political establishment.
By Kevin Reed, 27 November 2020
Data collected by a group of UM researchers has revealed that online interference is growing internationally and that “the world’s freest countries are not safe from internet censorship.”
By Benjamin Mateus, 27 November 2020
The purpose of reducing the isolation period to as little as seven days is to ensure workers will be back on the job faster, even though the CDC admits this will increase the transmission of the virus.
By Matt Taibbi, 26 November 2020
Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm.
By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 26 November 2020
Few, if any, workers will read the trite and clichéd Thanksgiving message from United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, published Wednesday on the UAW's web site. But it is worth mentioning for its sheer hypocrisy.
By Barry Grey and Jacob Crosse, 26 November 2020
The fact that it is absent from the Times’ November 22 editorial makes absolutely clear one basic fact: the entire anti-Russia narrative is a deliberate fabrication.
By Kevin Reed, 26 November 2020
Trump’s action ends the case against the right-wing White House aide who lied to the FBI during the early days of the investigation into claims of “Russian interference” in the 2016 US elections.
By Alex Findijs, 26 November 2020
After the disastrous reopening of campuses this fall led to hundreds of thousands of cases, countless college students are bringing the coronavirus home with them.
By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2020
In a Thanksgiving message and a television interview, the president-elect dismissed the ongoing threat to democratic rights from President Trump.
By Kristina Betinis, 26 November 2020
A petition opposing the appointment of Emanuel to President-elect Biden’s administration simultaneously exposes the right-wing record of the Democratic Party and the utter bankruptcy of its DSA faction.
By Jacob Crosse, 26 November 2020
Amid historic levels of unemployment, disorganized partial lockdowns without stimulus are leaving workers and small businesses without protection from the coronavirus or social support.
By Andre Damon, 26 November 2020
Amid mass unemployment, hunger and death, America’s financial oligarchy is celebrating a bumper year.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 November 2020
The warm welcome for the President-elect is based on the calculation that a Biden administration will be no less committed than Trump’s to expanding the anti-China Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”
By Shelley Connor, 25 November 2020
Over the past two weeks, the rate of COVID-19 infections across Alabama has increased by over 50 percent, with educators representing a significant number of these cases.
By Barry Grey, 25 November 2020
Whether or not Biden’s right-wing administration-in-waiting comes to power, Trump’s election coup is a dire warning to the working class.
By Alberto Escalera, 25 November 2020
Less than a week after New York City’s Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to close schools due to the spreading pandemic, the United Federation of Teachers is calling for them to be reopened.
Jacobin and Democratic Socialists of America promote illusions in a “progressive” Biden administration
By Gabriel Black, 25 November 2020
The central role of Jacobin is to prevent any political break with the Democratic Party as Biden constructs a reactionary administration based on Wall Street and the military.
By Steve Filips, 25 November 2020
Southwest Airlines is demanding a 10 percent pay cut as US air carriers that received a $25 billion bailout cut costs in order to boost profits.
By Patrick Smith, 25 November 2020
Amazon’s entry into the pharmaceutical industry underscores the conglomerate’s accelerating domination over sector after sector of the US and global economy.
By Eric London, 25 November 2020
The nomination of a series of right-wing women and minority representatives of the military-intelligence complex encapsulates and exposes the right-wing essence of identity politics.
By Bryan Dyne, 25 November 2020
The number of active cases in the country has risen to more than five million and is on track to double every six to eight weeks.
As virus surges in North Dakota, Fargo food distribution workers strike over lack of COVID-19 protections
By Shannon Jones, 25 November 2020
Workers at the Cash-Wa food distribution operation in Fargo, North Dakota are on strike over health and safety in an area that is experiencing the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world.
By Aditya Veeraiah, 25 November 2020
With many white-collar workers working from home, tech giants are threatening the jobs of thousands of cafeteria, janitorial, transportation and other service workers.
By Fred Mazelis and Kevin Reed, 24 November 2020
An immensely gifted artist, Jeff Riedel’s photographic work combined exceptional technical skill with social insight.
By Alexander Fangmann, 24 November 2020
Nearly 700 certified nursing assistants and other workers walked out Monday morning for higher pay, more staffing and protections against COVID-19.
Workers have the right to information and free speech!
By The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 24 November 2020
While it is telling workers to shut up and keep working, the UAW has pulled its own stewards from the plant floor, and Solidarity House is still working remotely.
By George Kirby, 24 November 2020
Stevie Brown, a temporary part-time worker at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant, is the latest victim of the murderous policy of keeping the factories open even as they have become a major vector in the spread of the deadly disease.
By John Conrad, 24 November 2020
Zoom’s dramatic escalation of censorship has major implications as schools, academic institutions as well as political organizations have become increasingly dependent on the platform to conduct classes, conferences and meetings.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 November 2020
Even as travel this week is expected to decline from last year, with many citing concerns over COVID-19 as a reason to stay home, the movement of tens of millions across the country threatens to massively accelerate the spread of COVID-19.
By Josh Varlin, 24 November 2020
Hundreds of people, mostly victims of the pandemic, have been stored in freezer trucks in Brooklyn for months as city authorities struggle to identify their next of kin and make funeral arrangements.
By Barry Grey, 24 November 2020
The erosion of support for Trump within the corporate-financial oligarchy is driven in part by a recognition that Biden is assembling a right-wing, militaristic administration that will aggressively defend the interests of big business.
By Alex Johnson, 24 November 2020
The police agency’s strategies for tracking youth shed light on the extraordinary lengths the department has gone to carry out repressive measures against underaged Pasco residents.
By Nick Barrickman, 24 November 2020
Transit systems nationwide have warned that without emergency funding many services will be cut.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 November 2020
Three weeks after police assaulted peaceful marchers on their way to register to vote, the county sheriff’s office announced felony and misdemeanor charges against organizer Reverend Greg Drumwright.
By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2020
The roll-out of Biden’s first cabinet nominees shows the top priority of the incoming Democratic administration: building a US-led imperialist front against China and Russia
By Joanne Laurier, 24 November 2020
Trial 4 is an eight-episode documentary television series, currently streaming on Netflix that examines the case of Sean Ellis, a black teenager wrongly convicted of the 1993 murder of police officer John Mulligan.
By Shelley Connor, 24 November 2020
An educator at one of Alabama’s juvenile detention facilities described the dangerous conditions she and her students are forced to confront daily.
By Katy Kinner, 23 November 2020
Over 800 St. Mary’s nurses in Pennsylvania returned to work on Sunday with no evidence of a contract deal, just one example of various unions strangling strikes as health care workers face death on a massive scale.
As demands for work stoppage grow, UAW officials tell Sterling Heights Assembly workers: “Don’t read the WSWS”
By Shannon Jones, 23 November 2020
In the face of growing demands by Fiat Chrysler workers to halt production at the Sterling Height Assembly Plant to stop the spread of COVID-19, local United Auto Workers officials are lashing out at the World Socialist Web Site and rank-and-file workers who have turned to the WSWS to expose the deadly conditions at the suburban Detroit auto factory.
By Jonathan Burleigh, 23 November 2020
Most Stanford faculty voted to oppose the high-level Trump adviser’s actions that “promote a view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science.”
By Kate Randall, 23 November 2020
As the rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths continues unabated, working-class families across the US are facing hunger and poverty on a scale not seen since the Great Depression.
As court defeats multiply
By Patrick Martin, 23 November 2020
The political conspiracy has suffered a string of legal setbacks in its efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but continues to demand the suppression of millions of votes.
Iowa hospitals overwhelmed, Wisconsin health care system on brink of collapse amid exponential rise in COVID-19 cases
By Jessica Goldstein, 23 November 2020
Nearly every intensive care unit bed and every medical-surgical bed is full in the majority of hospitals throughout the state, and over a third of all hospitals in Wisconsin are operating at peak capacity and are unable to admit new patients.
With COVID-19 spreading through auto plants, workers report death at FCA Warren Truck Assembly Plant
By George Kirby, 23 November 2020
The death, if confirmed, is the outcome of a massive outbreak in the plant, reported by several workers to the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter. According to one worker, eight teams with six to eight workers each have been sent home due to the virus since September 28.
23 November 2020
On November 29, 1945, the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed following the successful repulsion of Nazi Germany’s attempt to subjugate the country, and Germany’s defeat in World War II in May. The establishment of the republic involved the deposing of King Peter II and the end of the Karađorđević dynasty that he headed. It was the outcome of a mass partisan struggle against fascism.
By James McDonald, 23 November 2020
The 1920 novel rewards the contemporary reader with its psychological complexity, with Fitzgerald’s characteristically glittering lyrical sentences and with his equally characteristic trenchant insight into American class society.
By Alberto Escalera, 21 November 2020
The withholding of resources necessary for remote learning is a calculated policy meant to pressure working class parents to acquiesce to the growing calls for a return to in-person classes.
By Tim Rivers, 21 November 2020
A forklift driver injured in the blast was airlifted to a burn unit at a hospital in Indianapolis, 40 miles north.
By Benjamin Mateus, 21 November 2020
To date, there have been 12.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the US and more than 260,000 deaths.
“All workers need to come together”
By Emma Arceneaux, 21 November 2020
One of the worst-hit cities in Alabama, Montgomery has had 11,903 cases and 232 deaths since the pandemic began.