By Frank Gaglioti, 15 September 2020
An examination of the historical record demonstrates that infectious diseases like COVID-19 can be eliminated.
Albany, New York nurses set to strike; walkout continues at Cerrejón mining complex in Colombia
15 September 2020
Some 2,500 nurses at Albany Med are set to strike over contract issues while workers at Colombia’s Cerrejón mining complex in the La Guajira department are in the third week of a strike against threatened layoffs.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2020
The US president and his oldest political crony called for a police-military crackdown to back his continued rule.
University of Michigan graduate students vote to extend strike as opposition erupts at campuses throughout the US
By Genevieve Leigh, 14 September 2020
The reopening of campuses is driving an expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, with 19 of the 25 largest outbreaks in communities with colleges that have started in-person learning.
“A general strike is a must to stop this back-to-work and back-to-school madness”
By our reporters, 14 September 2020
Like the herding of workers into the auto factories, the drive to reopen schools and colleges even as the pandemic continues to rage is entirely driven by profit interests.
“In the end, it is all about profit"
By Benjamin Mateus and George Gallanis, 14 September 2020
UIH nurses in Chicago walked out Saturday to demand patient limits and safe work environments.
By Kylie Rose and Andy Thompson, 14 September 2020
Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have gone on strike against low wages and unsafe conditions as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly through college campuses.
By Chase Lawrence, 14 September 2020
A UT Austin spokesperson confirmed that only 1,198 attendees were tested before the game. Out of these, 95 tested positive, or nearly 8 percent.
By Kayla Costa, 14 September 2020
With 33 dead and over 4.6 million acres burned, the unprecedented fires in California, Oregon and Washington have quickly spiraled into a catastrophe affecting the lives of millions.
By Marcus Day, 14 September 2020
Lear workers refused to work for several hours Friday night after learning of potential COVID-19 cases in the facility, halting production also at the nearby Ford Chicago Assembly Plant.
Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks mailing out of absentee ballots pending ruling on Green Party ballot access
By Jacob Crosse, 14 September 2020
The Democratic party has led the charge in purging third-party candidates, including the Greens, from the November ballot.
COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters
By Joe Williams, 14 September 2020
The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class’s disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.
By J. L’Heureau, 14 September 2020
With Tropical Storm Sally on track to hit Louisiana early this week the social and ecological crisis wrought in the wake of the last major storm is still coming into focus.
By Chase Lawrence, 14 September 2020
The military newspaper Stars and Stripes has dubbed the base the US Army’s “most crime ridden post.”
By Bryan Dyne, 14 September 2020
The wildfires ripping through California and Oregon have exposed yet again the dangers posed by climate change and the inability of capitalist governments to deal with it.
By Linda Rios, 12 September 2020
As with the criminal mishandling of COVID-19, the mass devastation wrought by the wildfires exposes the complete inability of capitalism to address any social problem.
University of Michigan grad students set to extend strike as opposition grows to the US back-to-school drive
By Genevieve Leigh, 12 September 2020
Nineteen of the 25 hottest outbreaks in the US are in communities with colleges that have reopened for in-person learning, sparking growing anger over the homicidal back-to-school campaign.
University of Michigan strikers speak out: “We need to resist going back to normal. Normal no longer exists”
By our reporters, 12 September 2020
The strike is quickly turning into a focal point of a much broader opposition to the reckless reopening of both K-12 schools and college campuses everywhere.
As Congress rejects renewal of unemployment benefits
By Jacob Crosse, 12 September 2020
With no congressional relief in sight, millions of workers are seeing meager unemployment benefits expire while layoffs continue to mount.
As Trump incites police, fascist attacks on social protests
By Barry Grey, 12 September 2020
Since Labor Day, Biden has focused on appeals for support from the military and national security establishment, along with economic nationalist demagogy and pledges to prosecute “violent” left-wing protesters.
“I don’t want to be a typhoid Mary!”
By Nancy Hanover and Matthew MacEgan, 12 September 2020
A teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, reached out to the WSWS to speak about the spread of the coronavirus across the state just two weeks into the new school year.
By Josh Varlin, 12 September 2020
Inequality, including in-hospital care, determined whether thousands of people in New York City would die of COVID-19.
By Norissa Santa Cruz and Carlos Reed, 12 September 2020
The Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has done nothing to prevent the virus from claiming the lives of tens of thousands, most of them poor workers.
Infected students denounce administration guidelines, amidst rising COVID-19 cases at Southern California universities
By Melody Isley and Emiri Ochiai, 12 September 2020
Infected students report callous treatment from school administration, being thrown into isolation rooms without bed sheets, food or sanitizing equipment.
By Alex Findijs, 12 September 2020
Refusing to take any responsibility for this catastrophe, the SUNY system is punishing groups of students for gathering and laying the ground for further police repression on campuses.
By Roger Jordan, 12 September 2020
The government’s real agenda is for a rapid return to work, higher corporate profitability and “competitiveness,” and to advance Canadian imperialism’s predatory interests internationally.
By Shuvu Batta, 12 September 2020
A number of recent exposures confirm that Amazon has established its own secret internal intelligence agency to spy on its workforce.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 September 2020
According to Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, the super-rich now possess $3.2 trillion, enough to pay for an entire year of public education, health care, nutrition and disaster relief for millions of people.
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 September 2020
The US authorities are seeking to prevent judicial confirmation that their pursuit of Assange has included illegal spying, and gross violations of attorney-client privilege.
By Elliott Murtagh, 12 September 2020
The establishment of the center at NYU, a university with close ties to the state, reflects the ruling class’s increasing concerns over the political effects of social media.
By Alex Findijs, 11 September 2020
Refusing to take any responsibility for this catastrophe, the SUNY system is on a crusade to punish groups of students for gathering and lay the ground for further police repression on campuses.
By Joseph Kishore - Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, 11 September 2020
Opposition to the resumption of classes at the University of Michigan is part of a broader struggle of workers against the homicidal policy of the ruling class related to the pandemic.
By Patrick Martin, 10 September 2020
The Democratic nominee sought to maintain one of the most pernicious fictions of capitalist politics—that the union executives represent the working class, rather than serving as a corporate police force.
By Kevin Reed, 10 September 2020
New details on the September 3 killing of Michael Reinoehl by a task force led by federal Marshals confirm that the Portland protester was executed in a hail of police bullets.
“We have lit a match that could unite a global wave”
University of Michigan grad students reject administration offer, continue strike against unsafe conditions
By Jerry White, 10 September 2020
Striking graduate student instructors voted by more than 700 to 400 to reject the blackmail proposal from the administration and continue their strike to demand the shutdown of in-person learning amidst the pandemic.
By the New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 10 September 2020
In launching this committee, we stand wholly independent of both the Democrats and Republicans, as well as the United Federation of Teachers and its backers, all of whom have conspired to enforce the reopening of schools.
By Jacob Crosse, 10 September 2020
Linden Cameron was shot by a Salt Lake City, Utah police officer after his mother called emergency services to report that her son was experiencing a mental health crisis and needed help.
By Kevin Martinez, 10 September 2020
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a wildfire emergency after two towns burnt to the ground and thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate.
By Carl Bronski, 10 September 2020
While autoworkers are pressing for a fight against job cuts, speed-up, declining real wages and discriminatory two-tier wages, Unifor is maneuvering to impose further concessions.
The plot against America and the world: How the US government and the media suppressed the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic
By Bryan Dyne and Andre Damon, 10 September 2020
Newly released recorded conversations between Donald Trump and reporter Bob Woodward make clear that the White House, abetted by the media, made a calculated decision to suppress information about the pandemic that has cost nearly 200,000 lives.
Assange targeted for political views in “terrifying threat to First Amendment,” expert witnesses tell hearing
By Laura Tiernan and Thomas Scripps, 10 September 2020
WikiLeaks’ exposure of civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan had played “possibly the most important role” in catalysing public opposition to both wars.
The University of Michigan graduate student strike: A significant step forward for workers and students
By Matthew Brennan and Luke Galvin, 9 September 2020
On Tuesday morning, approximately 1,000 graduate student workers went on strike in opposition to the dangerous health and working conditions they face in the pandemic.
By Valery Tsekov, 9 September 2020
Ignoring the advice of Michigan’s chief medical executive, the Democratic governor suspended her executive order banning high school contact sports.
As US Senate returns from summer recess
By Barry Grey, 9 September 2020
Both parties have a common interest in using the threat of destitution and homelessness to pressure workers into returning to COVID-19-infected factories and unsafe schools.
By Jason Melanovski, 9 September 2020
Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary refused to accept any responsibility for the killing of Prude, instead criticizing protesters for demeaning his character.
By Rafael Azul, 9 September 2020
The record fires and deadly temperatures are an indictment of the failure of capitalism to resolve the ever-deepening environmental crisis caused by global warming.
Two decades of US “war on terror” responsible for displacing at least 37 million people and killing up to 12 million
By Jacob Crosse, 9 September 2020
A new report from Brown University estimates the number of people who have fled from US military operations since September 2001 to be as high as 59 million.
By Kevin Reed, 9 September 2020
The annual list of the richest people in the US shows the enormous fortunes made during the pandemic while tens of millions have lost their jobs.
By Ben McGrath, 9 September 2020
Washington’s policy changes are designed to give the appearance of adhering to the “One China” policy while actually moving to upend the status quo.
By Benjamin Mateus, 9 September 2020
UIH nurses in Chicago are set to begin a week-long strike over unsafe staffing ratios, which have provoked several stoppages by nurses across the country during the pandemic.
By Tom Carter, 9 September 2020
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the world’s 500 richest people have accumulated an additional $809 billion so far this year, increasing their total wealth by around 14 percent.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US) Political Committee, 9 September 2020
The US election, now less than two months away, is entering its final stages under conditions of unprecedented social, economic and political crisis.
By Kevin Reed, 9 September 2020
The SEP’s three-month legal campaign for ballot access in Michigan came to an end on Friday with the state proceeding to the production of the ballots with the names of Joseph Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz excluded.
By our reporters, 8 September 2020
The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) reported overwhelming support for the strike from its members with 80% voting in support of the strike action.
In the face of increasing government, fascist attacks
By Jacob Crosse, 7 September 2020
Despite daily assaults by police, federal agents and right-wing vigilantes, protests against police murder have continued across the US, in some cities topping 100 days.
By Kayla Costa, 7 September 2020
Jeremy Logan was snatched by five plainclothes police officers, and held in jail for over a day, where federal agents attempted to interrogate him, before being released.
By Nick Beams, 7 September 2020
The extent of the escalation is indicated by Apple, which last month saw its market capitalisation hit more than $2 trillion, having gained $1 trillion in just 21 weeks.
By Patrick Martin, 7 September 2020
The US president only states in a particularly crude and vulgar fashion what the capitalist class as a whole thinks about those it treats as cannon fodder.
By the Detroit Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 7 September 2020
The World Socialist Web Site has received an announcement of the formation of the Detroit Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee.
By Renae Cassimeda and Jake Dean, 7 September 2020
The move to reopen schools will place thousands of students, educators and their families at risk of infection, and exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 throughout the region.
By Kevin Reed, 7 September 2020
The new measures are aimed at protecting the capitalist two-party system and labeling left-wing political ideas as the work of “Russian interference.”
“Schools should not be opened if it puts people at risk”
By our correspondents, 7 September 2020
Australian school teachers denounce re-opening of American schools and support the formation of rank-and-file safety committees.
By Isaac Finn, 7 September 2020
The rapid spread of the virus in this case points to the danger of school reopenings for teachers, students and communities throughout the US.
By Alex Findijs, 7 September 2020
Millions of dollars that could be utilized to feed struggling workers have been wasted all while millions of American families go hungry and millions of pounds of food have gone to waste in the fields.
Virginia’s Democratic governor calls for drastic budget cuts amid growing social crisis caused by COVID-19
By Dominic Gustavo and Nick Barrickman, 7 September 2020
The cuts would effectively gut the few gains that were given to workers in the previously planned budget.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 7 September 2020
Macdonald was a ruthless representative of Canadian capitalism, but the racialist political perspective advanced by those who tore down his statue is deeply retrograde.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 7 September 2020
The policy that has been adopted by the Trump administration and the ruling class is “herd immunity”—that is, the abandonment of any organized measures aimed at safeguarding public health.
By Andre Damon, 7 September 2020
The US media's claims of a nefarious campaign by Russia to "sow divisions" during in the 2016 election have been discredited. But the New York Times is “at it again.”
By Niles Niemuth, 7 September 2020
Reinoehl’s death was a state-sanctioned killing, carried out with the support of the Justice Department and the White House.
By Jacob Crosse and Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2020
The eclectic combination of individuals brought together to form a new “People’s Party” lacked a common conception, outside of a general orientation to the Democratic Party and bourgeois politics.
By Niles Niemuth, 5 September 2020
Michael Forest Reinoehl, gunned down by a fugitive task force in Washington State on Thursday, had said he was being “hunted” by far-right groups coordinating with the police.
“You’re trying to kill me”
By Samuel Davidson, 5 September 2020
Footage from body-cameras shows police tormenting Daniel Prude for several minutes while he lay naked, handcuffed and hooded on a freezing street.
By Barry Grey, 5 September 2020
The Trump campaign hopes to mobilize among its “poll watchers” the militia and vigilante types who have been attacking those protesting police violence and racism.
By Ray Coleman and Nick Barrickman, 5 September 2020
The office of Washington, DC’s Democratic mayor has been upbraided by the federal prosecutor’s office for trying to “skirt constitutional protections and due process.”
By Benjamin Mateus, 5 September 2020
The IHME prediction would see COVID-19 deaths comparable to the 1918 influenza pandemic, which took 675,000 lives in the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2020
The sanctions, normally reserved for alleged terrorists or drug traffickers, are aimed at intimidating the ICC over its investigation of US war crimes.
By Kevin Reed, 5 September 2020
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the bulk phone record collection program of the NSA—exposed by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in 2013—violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
“Workers must refuse to be sacrificed in the name of profits at the hands of the ruling class”
By the World Socialist Web Site Educators Newsletter, 5 September 2020
This letter was sent to the WSWS Educators Newsletter to expose the atrocious conditions facing educators, students and parents in Ocseola County, which stands adjacent to Disney World but has the worst-funded education system in Florida.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 September 2020
The forced reopening of schools across Florida is producing a catastrophe, with already over 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at dozens of schools.
SUNY Oneonta orders thousands of students to return home after more than 500 test positive for COVID-19
By Alex Findijs, 5 September 2020
As of Thursday night, a staggering 507 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on the campus, nearly 17 percent of the on-campus student body.
By Isaac Finn, 5 September 2020
The latest revelation by health officials comes as schools in the county, prepare to open for in-person learning on September 9th.
By Shuvu Batta, 5 September 2020
A leaked memo reveals new guidelines imposed by US Postal Service management to suppress information about internal conditions at post offices.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 September 2020
Politicians and media outlets in Western countries, and above all in Germany, have declared that Moscow is responsible for Navalny’s poisoning, and have escalated their calls for a confrontation with Russia.
By Kevin Reed, 5 September 2020
The blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site on r/politics is a politically-motivated and unjustified attack on the rights of Reddit users to speak freely and read whatever they want on the link-sharing platform.
By Carlos Delgado, 5 September 2020
Far from honoring his memory, the media’s over-the-top eulogizing demeans the actor’s work and serves reactionary political ends.
By Jacob Crosse, 4 September 2020
Millions of families’ daily existence has been reduced to the struggle for bare necessities as hunger continues to grow.
With tens of millions facing eviction in US
By Gabriel Black, 4 September 2020
The emergency order will not reduce rent payments nor prevent the accrual of late fees.
By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2020
The Democratic presidential candidate treated the events in Kenosha as the product of racism, saying nothing about the murders of two white protesters against police violence.
By Stephen Fuller and Helen Halyard, 4 September 2020
The city declared Monday Detroit Memorial Day and transformed the state park into a large-scale memorial for the 1,500 residents who have died from COVID-19 so far this year.
By Benjamin Mateus, 4 September 2020
Rural communities in Midwest states are seeing a surge of new infections that are a byproduct of the murderous back-to-school policy being implemented by every state.
Drive to play college football continues as evidence mounts that games could be “superspreader” events
By Andy Thompson, 4 September 2020
Dozens of schools are still moving forward with plans to play games in front of tens of thousands of fans, and 77 of the 130 major college football programs will play their seasons in some form this fall.
By Louis Girard, 4 September 2020
Across the province, workers, parents and medical experts have expressed deep concern about the government’s school reopening plans.
By Sheila Brehm, 4 September 2020
Rick Snyder, the former Republican governor of Michigan, notorious for his role in the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, announced his support for the Democratic presidential ticket Thursday.
By Norissa Santa Cruz—SEP candidate for US vice president, 4 September 2020
The assault on immigrants across the United States is a threat to the entire working class.
“One student or teacher funeral is too many”
By Renae Cassimeda, 3 September 2020
Protests and job actions by educators opposed to the unsafe opening of schools have spread across the country as the drive to reopen public schools and universities has sparked a massive resurgence of COVID-19.
By Barry Grey, 3 September 2020
Biden’s new ad is part of a further shift of his campaign to the right. It is intended to reassure the ruling elite that he can be relied on to suppress growing social opposition.
New York deploys COVID-19 “SWAT Team” to SUNY Oneonta after six percent of students test positive for virus
By Alex Findijs, 3 September 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo dispatched a team of contact tracers to Oneonta after 105 students tested positive just one week into classes. The outbreak is clear indication that the drive to reopen schools across the US will be a deadly disaster.
By Kate Randall, 3 September 2020
The pillar of the Democratic establishment for 40 years, who voted for the Iraq war, postured as a “left” using the support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
By Tim Rivers, 3 September 2020
Ford and other major corporations are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to advance major restructuring measures, shedding jobs and ratcheting up the exploitation of those who remain.
By Zac Thorton, 3 September 2020
The company, which has remained highly profitable throughout the pandemic, is demanding the elimination of pensions and the maintenance of the two-tier wage system.