By Emma Arceneaux, 27 June 2020
The state's Democratic governor says restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping malls, gyms and many other businesses can operate at 50 percent occupancy.
Dole Foods in Ohio hit by 230 COVID-19 cases as food processing plants globally are ravaged by infections
By Alex Findijs, 27 June 2020
Food processing plants around the world continue to be hit by mass infections, even in countries that had largely stopped the spread of the disease.
By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2020
From the start, the military’s more than 20,000-strong COVID-19 deployment has been focused on protecting the interests of Canadian imperialism, at home and abroad.
By Mitch Marcus, 27 June 2020
Both Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-controlled legislature have fully committed to the reopening of in-person schooling, in line with the demands of automakers and other big businesses.
By Alan Gilman, 27 June 2020
Major League Baseball plans to begin play during the pandemic, but as with the other professional sports, and college football, the hope of resuming in the midst of the pandemic seems delusional.
By Benjamin Mateus, 27 June 2020
As the globe rapidly approaches ten million cases of COVID-19, the United States continues to ignore any public health measures to contain the pandemic.
By Sam Wayne, 27 June 2020
Members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America have published a joint statement with the youth section of SYRIZA, the “Coalition of the Radical Left.”
By Niles Niemuth and David North, 25 June 2020
In the one month since the killing of George Floyd, the mass, multi-racial and international demonstrations against police violence are in danger of being hijacked by a faction of the ruling class that is aggressively promoting a brand of racial-communal politics.
By Benjamin Mateus, 25 June 2020
The United States neared a new one-day high in new cases of COVID-19, with 38,386 new infections, only a few hundred below the high set back on April 24 with 39,072 cases.
By Trévon Austin, 25 June 2020
Texas confirmed over 5,000 cases for the first time on Tuesday.
By Nick Beams, 25 June 2020
The global economy is predicted to take a $12 trillion hit over 2020 and 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic having a “catastrophic” effect on the world labour market.
As COVID-19 spreads in Minnesota, Wisconsin warehouses
By Nick Barrickman, 25 June 2020
Seeking to take time off after breaking his wrist in a fall, the worker was denied access to his jobsite and had his identification card deactivated.
Detroit nurses’ lawsuit exposes horrific conditions at Sinai-Grace Hospital as COVID-19 deaths spiked
By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020
Four nurses who worked at Sinai-Grace Hospital have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Tenet corporation that operates the facility where dozens of people died from COVID-19 due to management’s cost-cutting.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb throughout US
Hundreds of thousands of Illinois workers forced to risk health for profits under “Phase 4” of economic reopening
By Jessica Goldstein, 25 June 2020
A real answer to mass unemployment does not require putting hundreds of thousands of more workers’ lives at risk.
By Patrick Martin, 25 June 2020
Voter turnout swelled despite the coronavirus threat, with many voters choosing to vote early or cast mail-in ballots.
By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2020
A three-judge panel ruled by two-to-one on Wednesday that the perjury charges against the former Trump national security advisor—to which he had already pleaded guilty—should be quashed immediately.
By Alan Gilman, 25 June 2020
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 agreed to a two-year wage cut of over 11 percent for 96,000 custodians, administrators and nurses employed by the state government.
By Carl Bronski, 25 June 2020
Just weeks before contract negotiations are set to begin for almost 20,000 Canadian Detroit Three autoworkers, the media is reporting that Ford may phase out production at its Oakville assembly plant in coming years.
By Kate Randall, 25 June 2020
Dr. Sandeep Jauhar makes the remarkable argument that patients who have stopped going to the doctor during the COVID-19 outbreak “seem to have done OK,” and concludes that Americans have too much access to health care.
By Barry Grey, 24 June 2020
The deadly back-to-work drive is bipartisan, with Democratic governors and mayors taking the lead in reopening businesses and forcing workers back on the job without any real protection.
By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2020
Some 4,300 workers walked out Monday at the Bath Iron Works in Maine, which builds destroyers for the US Navy.
By Trévon Austin, 24 June 2020
In the last three decades, over $5 billion worth of military equipment has been doled out to police departments across the country by the Department of Defense.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 June 2020
Ethan Melzer, 22, is facing life in prison for passing on information regarding the deployment of his unit to an occult neo-Nazi organization, Order of the Nine Angels.
By Kevin Reed, 24 June 2020
The order extends and expands anti-immigrant restrictions on workers coming to the US for jobs in multiple industries.
By Warren Duzak, 24 June 2020
The Republican-backed bill would require doctors to refuse to provide abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
By Roger Jordan, 24 June 2020
Underscoring its support for the government’s $650 billion corporate bailout, the NDP again voted to keep the Liberals in office.
By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2020
The BOK Arena was less than half-filled, according to official estimates, a signal of the deepening crisis of the Trump administration and his reelection campaign.
By Bryan Dyne, 22 June 2020
Public health expert warns that infections will not come in waves, but as “one very, very difficult forest fire of cases.”
By Emma Arceneaux, 22 June 2020
While immigrant farm workers are considered essential by the federal government, there have been no nationwide mandates placed on the agriculture industry to protect them from COVID-19.
Former Amazon worker Jana Jumpp says the nearly 1,600 COVID-19 cases she has counted in warehouses are “just the tip of the iceberg”
By Tom Carter, 22 June 2020
Jana Jumpp has tracked cases across 244 locations worldwide, including 236 in the US, and she has counted at least nine Amazon worker deaths.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 June 2020
Thousands marched to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office Sunday demanding justice for slain 18-year-old Andres Guardado
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 June 2020
The measures to remove police from schools are intended to deflect the anger of students and youth, and will in no way reduce the repressive presence of the state in schools.
By Philip Guelpa, 22 June 2020
Governor Cuomo is implementing a reopening scheme that will reverse dramatic declines in COVID-19 infection and death rates effected by lockdown measures.
Further evidence of the criminality of the New York Democratic administration response to the COVID-19 pandemic
By Clara Weiss, 22 June 2020
A Wall Street Journal analysis of the response by New York state to the COVID-19 pandemic paints a horrifying picture of preventable mass death in New York City hospitals.
By Ben Oliver, 22 June 2020
Trinity Health plans to close the three inpatient units of Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, eliminating 202 jobs, 74 beds and the region’s only pediatric unit.
By Andy Thompson, 22 June 2020
This case is only the latest in a series of bitter experiences grad students all across the country have had with AFT and other trade unions.
By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 22 June 2020
The pseudo-left Quebec Solidaire has endorsed the reckless, premature back-to-work drive which puts profits before human lives.
By Tom Mackaman and Niles Niemuth, 22 June 2020
The justifiable demand for the removal of monuments to defenders of slavery and inequality has been unfairly accompanied by attacks against memorials to the men who led the American Revolution and the Civil War.
By Oscar Grenfell, 22 June 2020
The “60 Minutes” program was the first substantive examination of Assange’s plight by the Australian media since the coronavirus pandemic began.
By Shannon Jones, 20 June 2020
All the major carmakers have expressed their determination to continue production without interruption even as COVID-19 cases surge in many areas of the US.
Death of two workers sparks wildcat strike by 3,200 workers at auto parts plant in Matamoros, Mexico
By Andrea Lobo, 20 June 2020
When news broke that Luciano Romero Contreras, a 48-year-old janitor at Plant 52, had died the previous day, workers downed tools and began discussions at the facility and on social media.
By Keith Jones, 20 June 2020
Senior US official David Stilwell provocatively told a press briefing that the Chinese army had “invaded” the “contested area” between India and China.
By Barry Grey, 20 June 2020
In the run-up to his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday evening, President Donald Trump is focusing his energies on issuing threats against counter-protesters and incitements to fascistic elements and police officers.
“How can dissent be illegal when that is how the country was started?”
By Phyllis Steele, 20 June 2020
Educators in Oklahoma, who waged a wildcat strike in 2018, are still ranked near the bottom in the US in pay and per pupil funding.
By Kevin Reed, 20 June 2020
Ongoing demonstrations against police violence merged with celebrations of Juneteenth across the country on Friday as the Democratic Party attempts to adapt itself to the movement and inject racial identity politics.
By Genevieve Leigh, 20 June 2020
Neither Klobuchar nor the “women of color” being considered for vice president have anything to do with progressive politics.
By Ray Coleman, 20 June 2020
Top-level changes at US police departments are bound to continue as public opinion increasingly turns against repressive state measures against peaceful demonstrators.
By Steve Filips, 20 June 2020
Airlines are slashing jobs, pay, and hours of workers in a desperate attempt to bolster profits at worker expense during the pandemic.
By Roger Jordan, 20 June 2020
Prime Minister Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh are working to divert the mass anger over police brutality and racism along reactionary racialist lines.
By Carl Bronski, 20 June 2020
While the locked out workers have fought valiantly against an employer-government-police assault, the union has systematically isolated their struggle.
By Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidates for president and vice president, 20 June 2020
The lawsuit is part of the SEP’s fight against an undemocratic electoral system that is designed to prevent any opposition to the two parties of the ruling class, the Democrats and Republicans.
By Louis Girard, 20 June 2020
Yielding to the anti-democratic #MeToo campaign, distributors in Quebec refused to buy the rights to Polanski’s remarkable film about the Dreyfus Affair.
By Shannon Jones, 19 June 2020
Mass joblessness in the US is unlike anything seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020
Demonstrations have taken place in 1,670 US towns and cities in response to the killing of George Floyd, other murderous acts of violence by police and the repression of protesters.
By Jacob Crosse, 19 June 2020
Friends, family and supporters turned out Thursday night in front of the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office in rural Sedalia, Missouri, demanding justice for 25-year-old Hannah Fizer.
By Patrick Martin, 19 June 2020
Press reviews indicate that Bolton’s book attacks Trump entirely from the right, expressing particular bitterness that the administration did not go to war against Iran.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 19 June 2020
A 5-4 majority cited the administration’s failure to provide a “reasoned explanation” as the basis for Trump’s decision to rescind an executive order issued by Obama in 2012.
By Nick Beams, 19 June 2020
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has delivered a broadside against the World Trade Organisation and indicated that trade negotiations with the European Union were going nowhere.
By Julian James, 19 June 2020
The high-profile mass fatality events at nursing homes in Massachusetts have shown the state government’s unpreparedness to face the coronavirus pandemic.
By Sam Dalton, 19 June 2020
With coronavirus cases doubling in one month, US prisoners are at growing risk of infection and death.
By Kevin Reed, 19 June 2020
Portions of an internal CIA report on the 2017 exposure have been released by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
By Mark Witkowski, 19 June 2020
A U.S bankruptcy judge in late May approved $37.7 million in bonuses for executives at Frontier Communications corporation as the telecommunications firm navigates its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
By Jerry White, 19 June 2020
US meatpacking plants, auto factories and other large workplaces have been a major vector for the spread of the deadly disease.
SEP candidates Kishore and Santa Cruz file federal lawsuit challenging ballot access laws in Michigan
By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 June 2020
Michigan’s ballot access requirements for independent candidates for president and vice-president force the SEP to collect tens of thousands of physical signatures, which is impossible during the global coronavirus pandemic.
By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 June 2020
If the UAW has suddenly "discovered" its opposition to discrimination, it is only in order to use race in order to divert workers' anger along harmless, officially sanctioned forms of protests.
By Julio Patron and Kayla Costa, 19 June 2020
Insisting that the police can be drastically reformed within the framework of capitalism, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant conceals the fundamental character of the police as an arm of the capitalist state.
By Nick Beams, 17 June 2020
Fed chairman Jerome Powell said it would take some time before employment and economic activity returned to pre-pandemic levels.
By Benjamin Mateus, 17 June 2020
A report published Tuesday says that there were 51,000 COVID-19 deaths among residents of US nursing homes and extended care facilities.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 June 2020
Encouraged by President Trump and working in concert with local police departments, far-right elements have been allowed to attack and intimidate peaceful protesters across the country.
By Will McCalliss and Evan Blake, 17 June 2020
On Monday, educators from across Massachusetts held a rally to protest the devastating budget cuts and job losses, which are hitting over 50 school districts across the state.
By Tom Hall, 17 June 2020
Whatever the friction between the US Attorney’s office and the UAW, both share as their central aim the suppression of the rising tide of opposition among autoworkers.
By Niles Niemuth and Joseph Kishore, 17 June 2020
What is absent from all of the media commentary on police violence, let alone the statements from bourgeois politicians, is any examination of what the police are and their relationship to capitalist society.
17 June 2020
Supporters of the SEP are fighting to gather 5,000 electronic signatures to place Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz on the ballot for the general election in November.
By Kate Randall, 17 June 2020
The WSWS spoke to Dr. Mona Masood about her experience setting up a support line of psychiatrists serving the mental health needs of physicians during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Nick Barrickman, 17 June 2020
ESPN journalist and University of Maryland Professor Kevin Blackistone has called for the removal of videos of police killings on the grounds that they “dehumanize” black men.
By Matthew MacEgan, 15 June 2020
The Atlanta police chief resigned after officers killed Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant Friday night.
By Rafael Azul, 15 June 2020
Protesters rallied in Palmdale, California on Saturday demanding answers in the death of Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old black worker found hanging from a tree outside City Hall.
By Kathleen Martin, 15 June 2020
Priscilla Slater was found unresponsive in a holding cell in Harper Woods on the east side of Detroit this week amid international protests against police brutality.
By Dmitri Church and Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2020
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s co-option of the slogan as protests surge throughout the US and internationally is an attempt to cover up the record of the Democratic Party.
By Andrea Lobo, 15 June 2020
Despite our sharp political differences with Susan Prieto, the World Socialist Web Site unequivocally opposes the arrest of the labor lawyer and demands her immediate release.
15 June 2020
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign produced an ad last week in which she brandished an assault rifle and warned “antifa” demonstrators to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia.”
By Evan Blake, 15 June 2020
The massive education-related job losses will in many cases be permanent, with devastating repercussions for both educators and an entire generation of students.
By Mitch Marcus and Phyllis Steele, 15 June 2020
The Detroit Public Schools Community District called a march and rally for “Equality and Justice for All” on June 11 that attracted 2,000 teachers, parents and students.
By J. Cooper, 15 June 2020
The US Sixth District Court of Appeals allowed the settlement of the “right to read” case in Detroit to stand while vacating the legal precedent.
15 June 2020
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 15 June 2020
The fight against police violence must be connected to the struggles of the working class, in the United States and internationally, against inequality, war and the capitalist system.
By Peter Symonds, 13 June 2020
The deployments underscore the strategic shift by the Pentagon from the so-called “war on terror” to great power competition that heightens the danger of conflict between nuclear-armed powers.
As nationwide protests continue
By Jacob Crosse, 13 June 2020
In a Fox News interview Thursday night, Trump labeled Seattle protesters “terrorists” and threatened to call out the military.
By Nick Barrickman, 13 June 2020
Sanitation workers and educators took to the streets this week to demonstrate against Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney’s austerity measures and increased funding for the police.
By Tim Avery, 13 June 2020
A video interview of Brigette Brantley at a demonstration against police violence recently went viral on social media, accumulating over seven million views on Twitter.
By Kevin Reed, 13 June 2020
Verizon and AT&T are funding a group dedicated to militarizing local police and working with the security state to expand secret warrantless surveillance of the public.
By Matthew Richter, 13 June 2020
The vast majority of the care home deaths have been at for-profit facilities, where wages, staff levels and working conditions are generally even lower.
By Johannes Stern, 13 June 2020
Washington's announcement that 9,500 US soldiers stationed in Germany might be withdrawn has been met with defiant criticism and calls for a more independent German-European military policy.
By Kate Randall and Andre Damon, 13 June 2020
It is now indisputable that the Trump administration’s campaign to prematurely reopen businesses has led to a surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the United States.
In response to protests over police violence
By Genevieve Leigh, 13 June 2020
Sanders’ position boils down to an absolute defense of the police, which are an instrument of class rule.
By Jacob Crosse, 12 June 2020
Twelve US states—Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Delaware and Hawaii—have all seen a 25 percent or more spike in average cases within the last week.
“They treat us like we are slaves”
By J. Cooper, 12 June 2020
Workers are facing intolerable conditions after the reopening of the auto parts plants.
By Nick Beams, 12 June 2020
The S&P 500 dropped by 5.9 percent after it had risen by 45 percent and returned to previous highs as a result of the boom in stocks following the injection of trillions of dollars into financial markets by the Fed.
“Make no mistake, the union supports ramping up production”
By Marcus Day and Jessica Goldstein, 12 June 2020
The UAW’s threats came the same day that Ford’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim Farley, announced that the company expects production to return to pre-pandemic levels by July 6.