By Niles Niemuth, 29 January 2020
The Trump administration has ramped up the air war in Afghanistan as it seeks to pressure the Taliban into a settlement, killing hundreds of civilians in the process.
By Barry Grey, 29 January 2020
An architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bolton has advocated wars for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen and North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2020
Timed to meet the immediate needs of both Trump and Netanyahu, the plan sanctions all of the policies of the Israeli right and is guaranteed to be rejected by the Palestinians.
By Jill Lux and Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 January 2020
The highly contested rule, which was announced last August, altered existing immigration law to allow the administration to deny visas to legal immigrants who it claims would rely on the government’s assistance.
By Benjamin Mateus, 29 January 2020
The Wuhan coronavirus epidemic is accelerating while Chinese officials attempt to mitigate the rising social tensions.
By Nick Beams, 29 January 2020
With China contributing about one third of total growth, the world economy as a whole will feel the effects.
By Peter Schwarz, 29 January 2020
While the candidate of the extreme right-wing Lega was clearly defeated in the Emilia-Romagna elections by the candidate of the Democrats, the rise of the right-wing extremists has by no means been stopped.
By Thomas Scripps, 29 January 2020
The fudge decision is a desperate attempt to placate the Trump administration and avoid a collision over basic issues of economy and security.
By Barry Mason, 29 January 2020
The UK government have gone into full damage-limitation mode over the explosive conflict, but US Secretary of State Pompeo will not be fooled by such theatrics and will dismiss any appeals regarding Sacoolas, knowing they are made purely for the record.
By Andrea Lobo and Jerry White, 29 January 2020
The Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM) is holding a vote next month to seek legal recognition under the Obrador government’s new labor reform laws, which promote so-called “independent” unions.
By Alan Gilman, 29 January 2020
The retired basketball star and his teenage daughter were among nine victims of a helicopter crash near Los Angeles.
Residents, families of dead workers left to fend for themselves after chemical explosion at Houston, Texas manufacturing facility
By Jessica Goldstein, 29 January 2020
Those who had their lives torn apart by the devastating chemical explosion at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing last week have been left without any idea of how they will pick up the pieces.
By Terry Cook, 29 January 2020
If the miners’ death is confirmed, it will be the fifth mining fatality in western Tasmania in just six years.
By S. Jayanth, 29 January 2020
As the former defense secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapakse presided over the military and was responsible for the death squads that abducted and killed Tamil youth, journalists and critics during the war.
By Alex Lantier, 29 January 2020
Opposing union sabotage of strikes against Macron requires building committees of action, independent of the unions, and a revolutionary leadership in the working class.
“The time is now to fight for genuine socialism and an end to capitalist exploitation”
SEP presidential candidate Joseph Kishore opens 2020 campaign with address to students and supporters in Michigan
By our reporters, 29 January 2020
There is a clear alternative facing the American and international working class, Kishore said at the meeting, capitalist barbarism or international socialism.
By Matthew Brennan, 29 January 2020
The event, hosted by the Recording Academy, is the most prominent such ceremony in the music business in the US. Grammys are handed out to musicians, singers, producers, engineers and songwriters.
By Patrick Martin, 28 January 2020
The carefully timed leak of Bolton’s White House revelations has overshadowed the defense mounted by Trump’s attorneys in the Senate impeachment trial.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 January 2020
Protests were sparked by unemployment, particularly among young people, the lack of electricity and water, poor services and rampant corruption.
Auschwitz liberation commemorated in Poland amid state-led campaign for historical revisionism and war
By Clara Weiss, 28 January 2020
Duda’s and Steinmeier’s condemnations of fascism and anti-Semitism stands in stark contrast to the political record of their own governments.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 January 2020
While declaring internet access “constitutionally protected,” India’s highest court did not order the Modi government to end its nearly six-month long suspension of internet service in Kashmir.
By Andrea Lobo, 28 January 2020
While claiming to “protect” migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2020
It was above all the fact that the close links between the militant neo-Nazi scene, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) and the secret service could not be so easily covered up after the murder of leading Christian Democrat Walter Lübcke that persuaded Seehofer to take action.
By Andrea Peters, 28 January 2020
The turnover in the Russian government was concentrated in ministries responsible for domestic affairs
By Robert Stevens, 28 January 2020
For all the talk about the response of an “astute” Queen, what is taking place is a desperate rescue operation that is doomed to failure.
By Nancy Hanover, 28 January 2020
On January 22, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a deeply reactionary case which takes aim at both the democratic principle of separation of church and state and the right to free, universal public education.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 January 2020
The decision to idle the plant for the third time in six months raises questions about the future of the facility, including the possibility of its closure
By Daniel de Vries, 28 January 2020
The move will exempt more than half of the nation's wetlands from federal regulations.
By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 28 January 2020
The decision means Alberta public school teachers will have been subject to wage freezes for seven of the last eight years.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2020
Among the hundreds of thousands who filled the streets of Baghdad were workers and youth whose entire lives have been shaped by the crimes of US imperialism.
“We hope this protest will inspire others”
By Alex Lantier, 25 January 2020
The protests point to the deeply-rooted opposition among workers internationally to US and European governments’ relentless campaign to destroy Assange.
By Alex Lantier, 25 January 2020
A poll this week found 61 percent opposition to the cuts, and that 82 percent of Frenchmen believe they are worse off since Macron took office in 2017.
As Democrats promote anti-Russia hysteria
By Barry Grey, 25 January 2020
Trump railed against the “far left” in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.
By Benjamin Mateus, 25 January 2020
Since the virus was first identified, more than 1,000 people have now been infected worldwide, and in the latest report the death toll has climbed to 41, all having died in mainland China.
“People are going to die because of this”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 25 January 2020
The Trump administration has launched yet another salvo in its ongoing war against immigrants.
By Julian James, 25 January 2020
At the time of his deportation, Abadi held a valid F1 student visa recently issued by the United States Customs and Immigration Services to continue pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston.
By Shannon Jones, 25 January 2020
The highest unionization rate is in “protective services” (33.8 percent), including police, prison guards and border patrol agents, whose function is to suppress the working class.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 25 January 2020
2020 began with a fiery speech by the CEO of the world’s largest auto company, Volkswagen, in which he announced a “radical restructuring of the group” and the “slaughter of sacred cows.”
By Marc Wells, 25 January 2020
In less than two months, the Sardines movement, a social media initiative, has mobilized thousands of protesters against the right-wing former deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini.
By our correspondents, 25 January 2020
This week’s walkout is the first workers’ strike this year against the new Rajapakse government.
Two and a half years after Grenfell fire:
By Charles Hixson, 25 January 2020
Next to nothing has been done by the Conservative government to remove dangerous cladding from hundreds of mainly residential buildings that are enveloped in deadly flammable material.
By Tom Peters, 25 January 2020
The soldier was a leading member of the Dominion Movement, which espoused the same fascist ideology as the Christchurch terrorist who killed 51 people in March 2019.
By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 25 January 2020
A recent opinion poll has underscored that most Ontarians support teachers in striking against the Ford government’s class-size increases and gutting of education support services.
By Isaac Finn, 25 January 2020
The agreement was reached two days after the SEIU issued a 10-day strike notice announcing that they planned a walkout at noon on February 4.
While workers confront police violence and pro-company court injunctions,
By Carl Bronski, 25 January 2020
Using a phony, largely scripted “blockade” of the Co-op Refinery Complex as a diversionary backdrop, Unifor has moved to end the bitter, seven-week-long lockout of 750 oil refinery workers by ceding to management’s concession demands.
By Patrick O’Connor, 25 January 2020
While the opposition has closed ranks behind the government over the nation-wide bushfire crisis, on this issue of “national security” the Labor Party is keen to burnish its militarist credentials.
By Martin Scott, 25 January 2020
As bushfires continue to burn, Australian communities have been ravaged by other extreme climatic events.
Indian midday-meal workers strike for higher wages; Australian rail workers strike again
25 January 2020
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By Andre Damon, 24 January 2020
Amid a global nuclear arms race, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned that human civilization is closer to destruction than at any other period in history.
By Patrick Martin, 23 January 2020
A casual viewer might have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump, was on trial.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2020
Washington is occupying Syrian oil fields to deny resources to Damascus and continue its drive for regime change.
By Nick Beams, 23 January 2020
The stepped-up offensive was foreshadowed in Trump’s keynote address to the Davos annual meeting in which he said the US had pioneered “a new model for trade in the 21st century.”
Canadian judge begins hearing Washington’s geopolitically explosive demand for extradition of top Huawei executive
By Roger Jordan, 23 January 2020
Canadian authorities seized Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the behest of Washington, which is seeking her extradition on the basis of bogus fraud charges.
By Robert Stevens, 23 January 2020
Corbyn’s final outreach to Watson is a fitting end to his fraudulent claim to represent an alternative to the Blairites.
By Bryan Dyne, 23 January 2020
A pittance has been provided to the 346 families who lost loved ones in the two Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes, even as major financial institutions are moving to provide billions of dollars to prop up the aerospace giant.
By Marcus Day, 23 January 2020
The layoffs further discredit the UAW’s hollow promises of a “pathway” to full-time employment for temporary workers.
By Rohantha De Silva, 23 January 2020
More than 610,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded, prison-like camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences on Cox’s Bazar.
By Tom Peters, 23 January 2020
The Green Party, part of the Labour-led government, is backing $20 billion in military upgrades and increased army recruitment, purportedly because it will help address the impact of climate change.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 January 2020
The trumped-up charges against Greenwald by Bolsonaro’s fascistic government are of a piece with the global assault on free speech and democratic rights and the jailing of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
By Mike Head, 22 January 2020
This evidence alone requires the US extradition case to be thrown out of court on the grounds of illegality.
By Nick Beams, 22 January 2020
As the global oligarchy assembles at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there are mounting warning signs that global debt, fueled by cheap money from central banks, is a ticking time bomb.
By Barry Grey, 22 January 2020
The statements on the Senate floor by both the lawyers for Trump and the House impeachment managers made clear the right-wing, antidemocratic politics of both warring factions.
By Kevin Reed, 22 January 2020
The facial recognition technology company claims that its app can identify anyone within seconds by submitting a photo of them into their database of 3 billion facial photos.
By Tomas Castanheira, 22 January 2020
Alvim delivered his speech flanked by a Brazilian flag and a cross and with a Wagner opera that was reportedly Hitler’s favorite playing in the background.
By Anthony Torres, 22 January 2020
A French aircraft carrier and European naval flotillas will patrol strategic Middle East waters that are critical to the global oil trade.
By Marianne Arens, 22 January 2020
On the morning of January 15, five bullet holes were discovered in the window of Social Democratic Party (SPD) member of parliament Karamba Diaby’s constituency office in Halle.
By Mike Head, 22 January 2020
Under successive governments, both Liberal and Labor, the island state has become a microcosm of the financial and social devastation being inflicted on millions of people throughout the country.
By our reporters, 22 January 2020
The organisers of the Melbourne demonstration provided no way forward beyond the confines of the capitalist system that has led to environmental destruction.
By Douglas Lyons, 22 January 2020
The miners had not been paid since December 27 and were owed between $2,000 and $3,000 each.
By Kevin Reed, 22 January 2020
A public information briefing by state regulators has been scheduled to contain growing public anger over the industrial chemical contamination of the ground and surface water in the Detroit suburb.
By Chris Marsden and Steve James, 22 January 2020
The invocations of democracy by both sides seek to conceal a row between rival bourgeois factions whose interests, aims and nationalist agendas are hostile to the working class on both sides of the border.
By Thomas Scripps, 22 January 2020
Patel’s announcement comes after it was revealed that dozens of left-wing and environmental protest groups are included in a counter-terrorism “guidance document.”
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2020
The public and vicious campaign by Democratic Party leaders against Sanders only underscores the political bankruptcy of his perspective of reforming this organization.
By David Walsh, 22 January 2020
The trial of film producer Harvey Weinstein, on five charges of sexual assault involving two women, is currently underway in New York City.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 22 January 2020
The Socialist Equality Party (Canada) is holding a public meeting in Montreal on Sunday, February 2 to fight for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, oppose war, and defend democratic rights.
By Stefan Steinberg, 22 January 2020
The film is an adaptation of the book by Judith Kerr, the German-born British writer, published in 1971 and the first part of her Out of the Hitler Time trilogy.
By Patrick Martin, 20 January 2020
The president’s tweet is a declaration of solidarity with ultra-right forces on the eve of his impeachment trial.
By Alex Lantier, 20 January 2020
President Emmanuel Macron has been able to rely on his close collaboration with the trade unions, which helped him formulate and negotiate his pension cuts.
By Alex Lantier, 20 January 2020
Macron’s ignominious flight from the Bouffes du nord theater underscores that he cannot show his face in public anywhere without provoking serious protests.
By Nick Beams, 20 January 2020
The picture presented by the WEF’s own analysis is of a socio-economic system heading for catastrophe on every front, for which the ruling elites have no answer.
By Frank Gaglioti, 20 January 2020
“If nothing is done to address climate change this wildfire season will be a preview into our future.”
By Clara Weiss, 20 January 2020
Putin and sections of the Russian oligarchy regard Mishustin as better equipped than former Prime Minister Medvedev to carry out major attacks on the working class and to facilitate a closing of ranks in the ruling class.
By Robert Stevens, 20 January 2020
Unity with the Blairite right was the leitmotif of Long-Bailey’s campaign rally.
By Roger Jordan, 20 January 2020
While the unions are confining teachers to ineffectual one-day regional strikes, Ford and his ministers are plotting to ram through class-size increases and other cuts by outlawing all job action.
By Jessica Goldstein, 20 January 2020
The serious allegations of safety problems with Tesla’s vehicles and the suffering of the workers who build them are bound up with the subordination of the means of production to the capitalist system.
“What the automakers looked for was flexibility, and they maintained a lot of flexibility”
By Marcus Day, 20 January 2020
The presentations made clear that the United Auto Workers’ betrayal of the 40-day national strike by General Motors workers paved the way for massive concessions.
By Kylie Rose and Andy Thompson, 20 January 2020
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says it will use the Chicago Police Department to enforce federal immigration laws.
By Steve Filips, 20 January 2020
Ninety-five teachers have been laid off and 150 displaced in the Rochester City School District, due to massive over-spending, provoking immense anger among students, parents and staff.
By K. Ratnayake, 20 January 2020
Sri Lanka is a key focus of intensifying rivalry between US and India, on one hand, and China and Russia, on the other.
By David Walsh, 20 January 2020
This is a political stink bomb, borrowed from the #MeToo playbook, typical of American politics in its putrefaction.
Amid poverty wages and tax cuts for the rich
By Gabriel Black, 18 January 2020
The profit bonanza on Wall Street is the outcome of a bipartisan drive to enrich the financial elite at the expense of the working class.
By Kate Randall, 18 January 2020
Wealthy men and women generally have eight to nine more years of “disability free” life after age 50 than the poorest American and English adults.
By Oscar Grenfell, 18 January 2020
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has largely refrained from criticising the inadequate government response on the grounds of ensuring “national unity.”
By John Mackay, 18 January 2020
The fine particulates in smoke from fires has been known to contain a toxic mix of chemicals that are a concern to public health.
By Robert Stevens, 18 January 2020
The rollout of 5G broadband wireless networks globally is becoming an arena for the eruption of geopolitical tensions.
By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2020
All of the parliamentary parties agree with the government’s policy of escalating Germany military intervention in the region.
By Dan Conway, 18 January 2020
Gerry Thomas, exonerated after spending close to three decades in prison, is one of thousands who have and are currently spending time in US prisons for crimes they did not commit.
By Shannon Jones, 18 January 2020
The appointment of UAW Region 1D director Gerald Kariem to head the union’s Ford department elevates another long-time bureaucrat into the top leadership.
By Anthony Bertolt, 18 January 2020
The county government’s proposal would slash sick leave by nearly half for new hires and create a two-tiered benefit system dividing young and old workers.
By Carl Bronski, 18 January 2020
With the explicit support of the right-wing Saskatchewan Party government, the courts and the police, CRC is mounting a massive scabbing operation.