By Thomas Scripps, 6 June 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people have joined demonstrations in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
By Patrick Martin, 6 June 2020
In publishing a fascistic diatribe by Senator Tom Cotton, headlined, “Send in the troops,” the Times editorial page tacitly sided with a military takeover of the United States.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 June 2020
College student Justin Howell was hospitalized on Sunday with a fractured skull and brain damage after being shot in the head while participating in a demonstration against police violence.
By Jacob Crosse, 3 June 2020
Curfews, mass arrests and police terror have not quelled the powerful movement of youth and workers of all races and ethnicities in response to the police murder of George Floyd.
By Kevin Reed, 3 June 2020
The announcement rescinds the stay-at-home order, along with a series of other restrictions even though most of the state remains in the “flattening” phase of the pandemic.
By Carl Bronski, 3 June 2020
The reckless back-to-work drive across Canada is already producing new outbreaks of the potentially deadly coronavirus.
By Dylan Lubao, 3 June 2020
The 550-page “Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector” is further proof that the COVID-19 pandemic was both foreseeable and foreseen.
By Mike Ingram, 3 June 2020
Dozens of workers will be replaced with artificial intelligence software that will automatically select content and manage news production.
By Andre Damon, 3 June 2020
In contrast to the heroism of the demonstrators, the Democrats have responded to Trump’s dictatorial measures with their typical display of fecklessness, cowardice and complicity.
By Kevin Reed, 2 June 2020
The merger of the wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile has already resulted in the loss of 6,000 retail jobs as the combined firm is moving aggressively to close down as many as 2,000 Metro prepaid phone stores across the country.
By Jerry White, 2 June 2020
Claims that David McAtee was killed after police and National Guard troops “returned fire” from protesters fell apart after the Louisville mayor declared there was no body camera footage of the incident.
By Jacob Crosse, 1 June 2020
In scenes repeated across the country, youth and workers were clubbed, gassed and attacked with rubber bullets by police.
“They are willing to trade lives for auto parts”
By Shannon Jones, 1 June 2020
Full production resumed Monday at many auto plants even as major companies seek to suppress information on the spread of COVID-19 in the plants.
“The system is suffocating the life out of the working class”
By our reporters, 1 June 2020
Autoworkers rejected efforts to brand the protesters as “violent” and said the real violence was being perpetrated by police and National Guard troops.
US universities and colleges appeal for legal immunity from coronavirus lawsuits as campuses plan to reopen in fall
By Anthony del Olmo, 1 June 2020
The American Council on Education appealed to Congress to grant colleges and universities immunity from lawsuits from students and faculty that may contract COVID-19.
By Samuel Davidson, 1 June 2020
At least three Amazon workers in Ohio fell sick after management sprayed industrial strength chemicals while workers were still inside.
By Mark Witkowski, 1 June 2020
Telecoms are directing employees to work from home during the pandemic as they seek ways to impose job cuts and cost savings.
By Alan Gilman, 1 June 2020
As baseball finalizes its reopening plan, the monetary interests of the owners continue to supersede the health and welfare of the players, their families and their communities.
Statement of the Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 1 June 2020
Trump’s calls for police violence and repression have been a common theme throughout his administration. Trump views the police as a potential power base for a dictatorial and fascistic regime.
By Tom Mackaman, 1 June 2020
Grant was motivated, in the Civil War and the period of Reconstruction that followed, by his belief in the democratic ideal of human equality proclaimed by the American Revolution.
By Omar Ali, 1 June 2020
More than 2,000 nurses in British Columbia have filed complaints about the lack of personal protective equipment.
By Andrea Lobo, 1 June 2020
The American union bureaucracy and its partners in Mexico are scrambling to prevent the growing rebellion by workers from breaking free from the AMLO government, the trade unions and their nationalist program.
By Patrick Martin, 30 May 2020
Thousands defied a curfew in the Twin Cities while large protests took place in New York City, Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and dozens of other US cities.
By Dominic Gustavo, 30 May 2020
Hundreds protested in Louisville on Thursday demanding the arrest and prosecution of police who killed Breonna Taylor during a “no knock” raid on her residence in March.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2020
US President Trump dramatically escalated his reckless anti-China campaign yesterday, making clear that a dangerous confrontation between the two countries is all but inevitable.
By Bryan Dyne, 30 May 2020
New epicenters in Eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent are rapidly causing massive public health crises.
By Shannon Jones, 30 May 2020
Several B Crew workers at Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit fell ill from unknown causes during work on Thursday.
By Jacob Crosse, 30 May 2020
The three senators, along with a fourth who remains under investigation, dumped large stock holdings based on classified briefings in January about the impending coronavirus disaster.
“When push comes to shove to make cuts, education is on the cut list.”
By Will McCalliss, 30 May 2020
The drastic cuts at Randolph and Brookline schools are a foretaste of what will befall many districts, teachers and students across the US.
By Ben Oliver, 30 May 2020
If approved by the state, the closure will eliminate 74 beds for adults, the elderly, and children, along with 202 jobs.
Hundreds of thousands stage multiracial demonstrations against police violence in a powerful show of working-class unity
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 30 May 2020
Mass demonstrations of workers and youth of all races, triggered by the brutal murder of George Floyd, are an expression of tremendous social solidarity. It is not a question of black against white, but the working class against the rich.
By David North, 27 May 2020
The Wall Street surge anticipates the shutdown of all restraints on corporate operations and capitalist profiteerring.
By Kevin Reed, 27 May 2020
Video shared on social media shows that George Floyd was killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck while he was subdued on the ground.
By Matthew MacEgan, 27 May 2020
Federal investigators are reportedly looking into potential criminal and civil violations on the part of the district attorneys who initially handled the Arbery case.
By Bryan Dyne, 27 May 2020
There is increasing evidence that the actual fatalities caused by the pandemic are up to three times the numbers officially reported.
By Jerry White, 27 May 2020
Recent reports on the meatpacking, logistics and other industries document a systematic effort to conceal the number of COVID-19 cases in workplaces.
By Andrea Lobo, 27 May 2020
The protests are part of an international wave of unrest among medical workers demanding personal protective equipment, medicines, respirators, testing and staffing.
By Richard Dufour, 27 May 2020
Acknowledging that it is “taking a gamble” with workers’ lives, the Quebec government is intensifying its drive to “reopen” the economy.
By Patrick Martin, 27 May 2020
The president and his son-in-law Jared Kushner are laying the basis for declaring an election defeat in November to be illegitimate.
By Shannon Jones, 27 May 2020
A token grievance by a low-level UAW official at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant is being heavily played up by the media.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 27 May 2020
The parent company of the Reuters news agency has been aiding Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the targeting of immigrants for arrest, detention and deportation.
By Jessica Goldstein, 27 May 2020
The full cost of the massive corporate bailout and the collapse in state and local tax revenues will be borne by the working class.
By Genevieve Leigh, 27 May 2020
A large body of research shows that young people, especially those without a college degree, are particularly vulnerable during economic downturns.
By Ben Collyer, 27 May 2020
Figures released this week paint a horrific picture of the suffering and despair caused by the pandemic among the elderly and infirm.
By Mike Ingram, 27 May 2020
Close to 60,000 workers at more than 450 startups worldwide have been laid off since March 11.
By Clare Hurley, 27 May 2020
Some 95 percent of the world’s museums are currently closed, and more than 11,000 institutions may remain closed after the pandemic recedes.
By Marcus Day, 25 May 2020
Tens of thousands of workers have been infected with the coronavirus at grocery stores, meatpacking plants, Amazon warehouses, and in other industries.
“The company is covering up the situation to keep the plant from closing, while they are killing us”
By Andrea Lobo, 25 May 2020
A worker from a US-owned battery charger factory told the WSWS that management is forcing them to work despite a contagion outbreak at the facility.
White House coronavirus task force labels Washington, D.C. area a hot spot as region begins reopening
By Nick Barrickman, 25 May 2020
On Friday, Dr. Deborah Birx noted the “ongoing cases” throughout the region even as state and local officials have begun reopening their economies.
By Gary Joad, 25 May 2020
The 75,000-square foot refrigerated produce warehouse has the capacity to store 5,100 bodies of persons expected to succumb to the COVID-19 surge in the coming weeks.
By Lily Zhao, 25 May 2020
While the Democratic and Republican parties and the media point to Boyce Hydro's long history of safety violations, why was nothing done to stop the dam’s decay?
Global rental car giant Hertz added to growing list of US corporations filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
By Jessica Goldstein, 25 May 2020
The restructuring has already begun with Hertz laying off or furloughing about one fourth of its workforce, or 16,000 workers, since March.
By Steve Filips, 25 May 2020
Airline workers face likely mass job cuts after September when the federal ban on layoffs tied to bailout money expires.
By Anthony Bertolt, 25 May 2020
The determined demands by nurses and health care workers for the necessary protections, equipment and staffing levels has thrust them into a political struggle.
By Sam Dalton, 25 May 2020
As more information about COVID-19’s effects on minors emerges, the virus’s unchecked spread in the juvenile prison population is leading to deadly consequences.
By Bill Frost, 25 May 2020
An employee of Kings Soopers in Denver, Colorado, one of hundreds of supermarket workers who have been infected across the country, died last week.
By Warren Duzak, 25 May 2020
Last week it was confirmed that 74 construction workers at an exclusive Tennessee prep school building site had tested positive for coronavirus.
Democratic governor extends Michigan stay-at-home order to June 12 while relaxing social distancing restrictions
By Stephen Fuller, 25 May 2020
With COVID-19 still spreading throughout the state, Governor Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order even as automotive production ramps up and businesses are allowed to reopen.
By Dominic Gustavo, 25 May 2020
Witnesses said 29-year-old Robert Johnson, Jr. had exited his vehicle with his hands over his head when police began to open fire, killing him and injuring a bystander inside a nearby home.
By Roger Jordan, 25 May 2020
All Canada’s provinces—including those where widespread community transmission of COVID-19 continues—are now lifting lockdown measures that slowed the pandemic’s spread.
Memorial Day in America: 100,000 COVID-19 deaths surpass combined US combat fatalities in Korea and Vietnam
By Barry Grey, 25 May 2020
A false narrative dominates the entire coverage of the expanding pandemic—that human life must be balanced against the “economy,” by which is meant the economy of the rich.
By Patrick Martin, 25 May 2020
The verbal outburst against host Charlamagne Tha God gave a glimpse of the cynical calculations that underlie the Democratic presidential campaign.
Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the US South
By Bryan Dyne, 23 May 2020
The spike in cases in such divergent areas of the country is another indication that, contrary to official policy, the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is not slowing but increasing.
By Shannon Jones, 23 May 2020
As more confirmed cases of COVID-19 are discovered at auto plants, the drive to restart production is being exposed as a reckless course of action that will inevitably lead to the needless deaths of workers.
By Benjamin Mateus, 23 May 2020
President Trump claimed this week he had been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure. His statements demonstrate both ignorance and hostility to science.
By Luke Galvin, 23 May 2020
The flooding has displaced over 10,000 residents and washed out multiple bridges and roads, forcing many to gather at emergency shelters.
By Shuvu Batta, 23 May 2020
Uber has slashed jobs for its white-collar workers while it restructures its business in response to its fall in share values and drop in ride requests.
By J. Cooper, 23 May 2020
In a highly unusual and partisan move, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has decided to rehear the case that has been settled between the plaintiffs and the state of Michigan.
“The US is prioritizing money above human life”
By Nancy Hanover, 23 May 2020
Michigan is threatening mass layoffs of teachers and existential cuts to public schools while planning to reopen schools in the fall despite lack of COVID-19 safety measures.
By Katy Kinner, 23 May 2020
According to a report from the American Medical Association, over 20 states have reported an increase in opioid-related mortality since the official declaration of the pandemic.
By Alex Findijs, 23 May 2020
The design of the program will inevitably lead to a disproportionate share of funding flowing to large firms.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 May 2020
The class logic at play in the homicidal push to reopen the US economy before the spread of the coronavirus has been controlled is becoming increasingly clear.
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 23 May 2020
International laws and statutes that once offered special protections for immigrant youth seeking asylum have been made a dead letter by the Trump administration.
By Genevieve Leigh, 23 May 2020
Since ending his second bid for the presidency, Sanders has worked to browbeat his supporters into backing Joe Biden.
By Elliott Murtagh and J. L’Heureau, 23 May 2020
The 18-year-old pop star’s debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was the most popular album on the planet in 2019.
By Shannon Jones, 20 May 2020
The Trump administration is spearheading a campaign to force a return to work, eliminating all pretense of combatting the spread of the coronavirus.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2020
The firing stemmed from a probe into the Trump administration’s declaration of a “state of emergency” to prevent Congress holding up arms sales to the Saudi monarchy.
Senate hearing for Fed’s Powell, Treasury’s Mnuchin shows bipartisan support for bailout, back-to-work drive
By Barry Grey, 20 May 2020
The prize for sheer demagogy and hypocrisy at the hearing went to Sherrod Brown of Ohio, an economic nationalist and close ally of the trade union bureaucracy.
By Kevin Reed, 20 May 2020
Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray outlined plans to force manufacturers to build backdoor access into consumer mobile devices.
By Matthew MacEgan, 20 May 2020
Recently released surveillance video shows that Travis McMichael had an encounter with Arbery two weeks prior to fatally shooting him on February 23.
By Kristina Betinis and Fabian Salgado, 20 May 2020
As deficits mount, the task force appointments place the right-wing, pro-business character of “diversity” and “equity” appointments on full display.
Canadian authorities failed to notify locked-out Regina oil refinery workers of threatened bomb attack
By Carl Bronski, 20 May 2020
While accusing locked-out FCL workers of “terrorism” for resisting sweeping concession demands, Regina’s police failed to warn them of a threatened bomb attack on their picket line.
By Benjamin Mateus, 20 May 2020
It took just 36 hours for the media’s frenzied promotion of a “breakthrough” treatment for the coronavirus to collapse under its own weight.
By David Walsh, 20 May 2020
Farrow has been the golden boy of the American media since the publication of his supposed exposé of Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker magazine in October 2017.
By Marcus Day, 18 May 2020
Roughly 133,000 workers are expected to return to automotive assembly plants this week.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2020
Blaming China not only deflects attention from the Trump administration’s responsibility for the horrific US death toll, but feeds into its anti-China trade war measures.
Purge of government watchdogs escalates drive for authoritarian rule
By Barry Grey, 18 May 2020
Over the past six weeks, Trump also has removed the inspectors general of the Intelligence Community, Defense and Health and Human Services.
By Douglas Lyons, 18 May 2020
As the number of infections and deaths continues to rise at Amazon, the world’s richest man joins Trump’s murderous campaign to “reopen” the economy.
By Nick Barrickman, 18 May 2020
The two jurisdictions began reopening their economies amid a consistent uptick in the amount of infections produced by the coronavirus.
By Sandy English, 18 May 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced “Reimagine Education,” a partnership with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Google’s Eric Schmidt.
By Phyllis Steele, 18 May 2020
The growing budgetary crisis in every state poses an existential threat to public education, with untold consequences for an entire generation of working class youth.
By Jessica Goldstein, 18 May 2020
The Service Employees International Union pushed through a deal with poverty wages and no guarantee of health and safety measures as the deadly coronavirus continues its rampage.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 18 May 2020
Due to heavy absenteeism over concerns of coronavirus infection, Rock Region Metro has announced service cuts and the layoff of 23 drivers.
Canada: Ontario government ignored workers’ complaints at poultry plant hit by fatal COVID-19 outbreak
By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2020
Maple Lodge Farms workers complained about unsafe conditions two weeks before a COVID-19 outbreak that killed one worker and sickened more than 25 others.
By Patrick Martin, 18 May 2020
Major American factories are reopening today, each one the potential center for a major new outbreak of the coronavirus.
By Nick Beams, 18 May 2020
A Foreign Policy article noted that with its asset holdings predicted to reach $9 trillion by the year's end, the Fed is pumping money into the financial system at the rate of $1 million every second.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 May 2020
Sanders used the national platform afforded him to once again urge his supporters to vote for the right-wing Democratic candidate.
“They don’t care about the safety of the workers”
By our reporters, 18 May 2020
As workers returned to auto assembly plants across North America workers are speaking out against the premature return to work in the midst of the COVI-19 pandemic and the totally inadequate safety measures in place.
“There will be a human cost from this. Everyone knows that.”
By Shannon Jones, 16 May 2020
As the Detroit-based auto companies prepare to restart their North American factories, opposition is growing among workers to a deadly return to work.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 16 May 2020
The walkouts at the Mississippi pillow factory are part of a wave of wildcat strikes and other job actions across the United States and internationally by workers demanding protection from COVID-19.