By our reporters, 22 October 2020
“Dr. Scalice has thoroughly exposed the politically criminal role played by the Stalinist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in paving the way for the anti-working class dictatorial regimes of Marcos and Duterte.”
Washtenaw County issues stay-at-home order at University of Michigan campus in the wake of campus COVID outbreak
By Jesse Thomas, 21 October 2020
The rise in cases at the University of Michigan follows the shutdown of the graduate student strike last month, which was waged in opposition to the university’s unsafe reopening policy.
By Cole Michaels, 21 October 2020
As in the Midwest more generally, Missouri hit another record level number of COVID-19 infections over the last week, driven by the White House’s “herd immunity” policy.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 October 2020
Jurors have begun to come forward to dispute Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s characterization of the grand jury deliberations.
Statements from China and Sri Lanka in defence of Dr. Scalice against the attacks by the Stalinist CPP
By our reporters, 21 October 2020
“The working class from all over the world must take seriously the threats and slanders unleashed by Sison against Dr. Scalice and come forward to defend him.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 19 October 2020
Socialist Alternative is attempting to chloroform the working class, insisting that the American ruling class would never resort to dictatorial rule.
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation facilitates reckless reopening of schools that puts teachers and students’ lives at risk
By Matthew Richter, 19 October 2020
While the teachers union has connived with the NDP provincial government to reopen schools, popular opposition is mounting. As of tomorrow, more than 800 parents across British Columbia plan to keep their kids at home to protest the unsafe conditions in the classrooms.
By Alex Findijs, 19 October 2020
The New York Watchmen are a newly formed right-wing militia with close ties to Michael Caputo, the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Trump Administration.
By Alex Johnson, 19 October 2020
The tragic October 9 death of 66-year old school bus driver Gail Brusseau in Florida has again exposed the homicidal campaign being waged against the working class.
By Shannon Jones, 19 October 2020
Management advises workers to protect their pets from COVID-19 as it junks safety measures.
By Kevin Reed, 19 October 2020
Eddie Van Halen, the renowned electric guitarist with the popular rock band Van Halen, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 65 on Oct. 6.
By Our reporters, 19 October 2020
Fifty-three-year old Susan Keener, an educational assistant at Walter Hill Elementary School in Rutherford County, Tennessee, died after being placed on a ventilator due to the contraction of COVID-19 in August.
In interview with Radio Free Asia, Sison announces
By John Malvar, 19 October 2020
The leadership of the CPP explained it would be targeting Chinese firms in interviews with Radio Free Asia, an official organ of US government propaganda directed against China.
By Jerry White, 19 October 2020
The brutal murders of six-year-old Tai’raz Moore and two other victims in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan shocked residents throughout the metropolitan area.
By Kate Randall, 19 October 2020
The massive spike in COVID-19 cases is an indication that the US ruling elite’s policy of reopening businesses and schools is already resulting in the surge predicted by public health experts for the fall and winter.
By Will Morrow, 19 October 2020
Less than 48 hours after the murder of a teacher near Paris on Friday, the political establishment launched a campaign for “national unity” behind anti-Muslim laws.
By Mike Head, 19 October 2020
Behind the Berejiklian affair lies a history of “anti-corruption” inquiries, being used to execute political shifts in the state of New South Wales.
19 October 2020
Virginia Commonwealth attorneys charged United States Park Police officers Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya in the fatal shooting.
“The pandemic is not over yet”
By Tomas Castanheira, 19 October 2020
The workers of the Castanhal Regional Hospital carried out a protest last Thursday demanding their jobs back and the payment of overdue salaries.
By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2020
Casualties are rapidly mounting as heavy artillery and precision missile strikes rain down on civilian and military targets in both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
By Daniel Jakob, 19 October 2020
Global warming has already resulted in continual and worldwide loss of glacial ice, and the concurrent melting of the permafrost ground layer is approaching irreversibility.
By Gregor Link, 19 October 2020
More and more workers and young people in Germany and Europe as a whole oppose the policy of herd immunity decreed by ruling circles, a policy that will result in the death of hundreds of thousands of people.
By Tom Peters, 19 October 2020
The Labour Party has gained significant support from businesses and sections of the upper middle class after launching an assault on the living conditions of the working class.
At Muskegon, Michigan rally
By Patrick Martin, 19 October 2020
In the state where his far-right supporters plotted the assassination of the governor, Trump renewed his appeals to violence and denunciations of socialism.
By Patrick Martin, 15 October 2020
Trump raised the killing of Reinoehl as a great achievement during the first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden. The Democratic candidate made no objection.
By Cheryl Crisp, 15 October 2020
While they were imposing poverty-level wages and dire conditions on the workers they falsely claim to represent, several Health Services Union were looting the organisation’s treasury for their own purposes.
By Jacob Crosse, 15 October 2020
The Council for National Policy, a secret society of ultra-wealthy conservative activists, media and business moguls is closely linked to the Republican Party and Donald Trump.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 October 2020
General Mark Milley insisted that any drawdown of US troops would be “condition-based” as major fighting erupted in Helmand province.
By Alex Lantier, 15 October 2020
In a national interview, Macron said non-essential work and in-person schooling would continue and that he is aiming for 90,000-150,000 monthly new COVID-19 cases in France.
By Will Morrow, 15 October 2020
Protests are driven by demands for desperately-needed resources for hospital workers to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
By Marianne Arens, 15 October 2020
Anger is growing among workers at the herd immunity policy being imposed by big business, as the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to deploy the army within Germany.
By Subash Somachandran, 15 October 2020
Social opposition is mounting among workers and the poor across Sri Lanka against the Rajapakse government’s continuous attacks on social and democratic rights.
Sheriff defends Michigan conspirators as details emerge of plot’s scope, links to police and Trump campaign
By Eric London, 15 October 2020
New information about Huron Valley Guns, which employed one plotter, shows that the facility has deep connections to the police, ICE and the Republican Party.
By Shuvu Batta, 15 October 2020
Amazon is expected to rack up record sales on this year’s “Prime Day,” while the explosion of orders is causing many injuries and fueling opposition within the workforce.
By Joanne Laurier, 15 October 2020
Written and directed by Michael Almereyda, Tesla is a drama about the life of Serbian-American engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a remarkable figure. Ethan Hawke plays Tesla.
“If they don’t figure out what’s really going on there, people are going to continue to die”
Whistleblowers: Colorado meatpacking plant used threats and lies to keep potentially infected workers on the job
By Cordell Gascoigne, 14 October 2020
Two former health screeners at the JBS beef processing facility in Greeley, Colorado after a coronavirus outbreak have blown the whistle on flagrant violations of basic safety measures by management.
By Our reporter, 14 October 2020
Emma, a parent of primary school age children, said, “I could not agree more with all of you. How can anybody make schools safe? Even our primary school head said they couldn’t guarantee safety.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2020
The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.
By James Clayton and Keith Jones, 12 October 2020
Anamie Paul, the candidate favoured by the Green Party establishment, narrowly prevailed over the “eco-socialist,” Palestinian-rights activist, and one-time Wall Street lawyer, Dimitri Lascaris.
By Aaron Murch, 12 October 2020
Residents are struggling to recover from yet another powerful storm less than two months after Hurricane Laura devastated the city of Lake Charles and surrounding communities.
By Chase Lawrence, 12 October 2020
Across the US, the location of coronavirus outbreaks in schools are being deliberately hidden from the public, in order to prevent teachers and parents from drawing the conclusion that face-to-face instruction should stop.
By Andy Niklaus and Christoph Vandreier, 12 October 2020
While the trade unions are limiting the public transit strikes to a set of minimum demands, anger amongst the workforce at the miserable level of wages and unsafe working conditions is growing.
As police rampage continues in Oregon and Wisconsin
By Jacob Crosse, 12 October 2020
Despite the fact the shooter was employed by one of the most notorious security agencies in US history, far-right media outlets and personalities tried to paint the killing as the latest example of “BLM/Antifa” violence.
12 October 2020
The conspiracy to target Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for kidnap and assassination unfolded over a six-month period. The numbers in the text refer to the locations highlighted on the map.
By Samuel Tissot, 12 October 2020
Despite a nominal commitment to limited measures to contain the virus, in reality French universities are allowing the virus to rapid spread amongst students, accelerating infections and deaths in the wider population.
By Terry Cook, 12 October 2020
Employment relations expert warns the end of the JobKeeper scheme will leave workers exposed to a “redundancy bloodbath.”
Restore the eight-hour day! Stop the move to twelve-hour shifts for skilled trades workers at Michigan FCA plant!
By The FCA Sterling Heights Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 12 October 2020
The following is a statement by the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Rank-and-File Safety Committee at the Fiat Chrysler plant in suburban Detroit.
By Benjamin Mateus, 12 October 2020
The world is seeing a resurgence of the pandemic as daily cases of COVID-19 reach record highs. Governments internationally are rejecting future lockdowns and instead are continuing the homicidal policy of “herd immunity,” which sacrifices potentially millions of lives to protect the profits and wealth of the ruling elites.
By David Brown and Evan Winters, 12 October 2020
Hospital workers in Oakland spoke on the systemic problems in health care and the impact of the pandemic.
By Renae Cassimeda, 12 October 2020
The mass layoffs come four months after an unprecedented 1.4 million education layoffs as a result of the pandemic, and are the tip of the iceberg with no federal aid on the horizon.
Dr. Joseph Scalice discusses the significance of the fight against Stalinism with the members of Sri Lankan SEP
By Our correspondents, 12 October 2020
Scalice’s guest lecture to members of Sri Lankan SEP is important for their struggle to build the Trotskyist movement in South Asia and fight against Stalinist betrayals.
By Eric London, 12 October 2020
The exposure last weekend of a plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has uncovered the existence of a nationwide underground far-right terror network.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 12 October 2020
Barely a day goes by without a new announcement of cutbacks and job cuts in the German auto industry.
By Kevin Martinez and Marko Leone, 12 October 2020
The loss of revenue from the closure of Indian casinos and other gambling operations has led to loss of jobs and social funding for indigenous communities, while premature reopening are fueling the virus’ spread.
By Mike Head, 12 October 2020
The swift passage of the budget’s key measures demonstrates a close political partnership.
By Thomas Scripps, 9 October 2020
What took place at London’s Old Bailey was a process of vicious retribution against a journalist who exposed the barbarism of the ruling class before the world.
“We need to take away the children”: Top Justice Department officials drove Trump’s anti-immigrant family separation policy
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 8 October 2020
While the specific officials mentioned in the report are no longer leading the department, the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants has continued unabated.
By Tomas Castanheira, 8 October 2020
The efforts of the pseudo left and bourgeois parties like the PT to divide the working class along racial, gender and national lines feed the growth of fascistic forces.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 October 2020
More than 1 million people globally have succumbed to COVID-19. The working class has faced the brunt of this pandemic, with all indications that the worst is still to come.
By Alex Lantier, 8 October 2020
The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens to escalate into a regional war involving Russia, Iran, Turkey and the entire NATO alliance.
By Alex Lantier, 8 October 2020
This bill, which would impose control of Islam by the state and mass surveillance of the population, exposes the fascistic and anti-secular policies of the Macron government.
Quebec educator urges teachers to build rank-and-file safety committees to oppose reckless school reopening
By our reporter, 8 October 2020
There is no longer any doubt that the reopening of schools in Quebec, as across Canada, is fueling the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Alex Findijs, 8 October 2020
With a $62 billion budget gap, some SUNY students have been charged full tuition and are unsure when their scholarship credits will be applied.
By Nick Barrickman, 8 October 2020
Floyd’s killing by Derek Chauvin and three other officers on May 25 set off mass protests around the world against police violence.
“They want the schools to remain open at all costs”
By Our reporters, 8 October 2020
While the state’s governor proclaims schools are safe, the teacher reveals how her school has been unable to contain the spread of the virus and the impact this has had on educators and students alike.
Appalachian State University faculty and students demand action after death of healthy student from COVID-19
By Aaron Murch, 8 October 2020
Following the death of 19-year-old Chad Dorrill, students and professors have spoken out against the poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the university’s administration.
By Shannon Jones, 7 October 2020
The workplace safety agency revised wording on its website to state that employers must only report a hospitalization if it occurs within 24 hours of exposure, a near impossibility that effectively abolishes any requirement that companies notify OSHA of severe cases.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 7 October 2020
Trump’s decision to return to the White House from the Walter Reed Medical Center Monday night was intended to get his plot to overturn the election back on track.
By Barry Grey, 7 October 2020
Trump’s announcement is a savage attack on the working class under conditions of a worsening pandemic, a rising tide of permanent layoffs, soaring hunger and tens of millions of looming evictions and home foreclosures.
By Isaac Finn, 7 October 2020
If the strike vote passes it would be the first strike called by the YSU-OEA in 15 years
By Matthew MacEgan, 7 October 2020
The world’s second-largest movie theater chain announced that it will close over 600 locations this week, resulting in the loss of employment for 45,000 workers.
By David Brown, 7 October 2020
Health care workers in the East Bay confront chronic understaffing, lack of PPE and attacks on wages while serving on the front line against the pandemic.
Service workers at University of Illinois hospital vote on contract after nurses union pushes through sellout
By Jessica Goldstein, 7 October 2020
After a 10-day strike by 4,000 workers last month, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is attempting to force through concessions on the heels of a similar sellout by the Illinois Nurses Association last week.
By Martin Nowak, 7 October 2020
The latest developments in the east German city of Gera underline the sharp turn to the right by the ruling class.
By Jacob Crosse, 7 October 2020
Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl are alleged to have orchestrated a mass robo-call voter suppression campaign that targeted minority voters in Detroit.
Honduran migrant caravan broken up by Guatemalan troops, as devastation grows across Central America
By Andrea Lobo, 7 October 2020
The caravan, disbanded with the assistance of the Mexican government, signals that growing layers of the population in Honduras and the region have reached a new level of social desperation.
“We want the government to stop using us” like “guinea pigs”
By our reporters, 7 October 2020
Dozens of students at LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School protested last Thursday against the provincial CAQ government’s reckless reopening of Quebec’s schools.
By John Braddock, 7 October 2020
With a growing economic crisis and social tensions, the referendum result was deeply divided with just 53 per cent voting against independence.
By Genevieve Leigh, 7 October 2020
Martin Kulldorff, who was interviewed and endorsed by Jacobin to support the reopening of schools, met Monday with top Trump officials to discuss the policy of “herd immunity.”
By Alex Findijs, 7 October 2020
Jonathan Price intervened to prevent a fight inside a convenience store. When police officer Shaun Lucas attempted to detain Price, he stunned him with a Taser and shot him three times.
By Adria French, 7 October 2020
Trump’s border wall is being constructed through culturally important sites, including Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Tohono O’Odham lands in southwestern Arizona.
By Wimal Perera, 6 October 2020
Prime Minister Sheik Hasina has responded to the social crisis exacerbated by COVID-19 by suppressing information on the disease and persecuting journalists.
By Nick Beams, 5 October 2020
More than half of low-income countries and several emerging market economies face the high risk of a crisis amid “alarming” increases in debt levels.
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 5 October 2020
We are reposting today an interview we conducted with Victoria Bynum in July 2016 at the time of the release of Free State of Jones, which is now available again on Netflix.
By Johannes Stern, 5 October 2020
After three decades of US-led wars, the outbreak of a third world war, whichwould be fought with nuclear weapons, is an imminent and concrete danger. Based on a thorough understanding of the wars of the past three decades and the socioeconomic and political processes in which they were rooted, this book develops a socialist perspective for the struggle against war.
By Renae Cassimeda, 5 October 2020
With at least 39,000 COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths of K-12 educators since schools began reopening in the US in late July, the full resumption of in-person learning in large cities across the country will vastly accelerate the spread of the pandemic.
By Mike Head, 5 October 2020
This disaster is a staggering indictment of the NTEU and all those trying to keep university workers tied to the union.
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 October 2020
The revelation demonstrates that the US state has a central hand in the campaign against supposed “foreign interference” in Australia.
As divisions erupt within NATO
By Alex Lantier, 5 October 2020
Both sides launched artillery or missile attacks on each other’s cities this weekend in a major escalation of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
By Joanne Laurier, 5 October 2020
This important film from 2016 is now available again on Netflix. It is a rebuke to the racialist politics of the New York Times and the Democratic Party and to the 1619 Project in particular.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 October 2020
Israeli workers now face measures long associated with the suppression of the Palestinians in the territories illegally occupied by Israel since their seizure in the June 1967 war.
By Harvey Thompson, 5 October 2020
Figures from the latest Public Health England’s COVID-19 epidemiology surveillance summary show that educational settings now account for 45 percent of all positive cases in the UK.
By Jacob Crosse, 5 October 2020
The leaked report follows earlier intelligence assessments that far-right militia violence remains the greatest domestic terrorist threat.
By Our reporters, 5 October 2020
“I want to admonish as many people as I can to believe in Dr. Joseph Scalice. We must not waver in supporting him against the likes of Sison…”
By Roger Jordan, 4 October 2020
The OLRB’s decision not to hear the case is a damning exposure of the trade unions, whose leaders insisted that teachers take no job action and place their faith in this state agency to ensure safe working conditions.
By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 3 October 2020
As German political leaders commemorate the dissolution of East Germany and its incorporation by West Germany 30 years ago, the earlier promises of freedom, democracy, and prosperity are being refuted daily by reality.
By Alexa Castro, 3 October 2020
The raging wildfires in the western part of the United States continue to threaten the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, while setting the stage for an even greater crisis of homelessness.
By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2020
While the short-term political consequences are highly unpredictable, the Trump diagnosis does not alter the fundamental trajectory of the social and political crisis of American capitalism.
By Adria French, 3 October 2020
The ongoing construction increased an already tragic rate of migrant deaths, destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and now threatens the extinction of more than 100 endangered species on the border.
By Karen Maxwell, 3 October 2020
Behind the backs of teachers, the Australian Education Union is working closely with the state Labor Party government to stifle resistance.