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Video: Lawyer for family of worker killed in blast says BP guilty of negligence

5 May 2010

On Tuesday, May 3, the World Socialist Web Site interviewed Jeff Seely, a maritime injury lawyer with Gordon, Ellias, and Seely. This firm represents the family of Karl Kleppinger, one of the 11 workers killed in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Video: 20,000 march for immigrant rights in Chicago

5 May 2010

More than 20,000 people demonstrated in defense of immigrant workers in Chicago, as part of a series of marches held across the US on May Day. A WSWS reporting team spoke with demonstrators at the event.

Video: SEP candidate addresses Oxford Union

28 April 2010

On April 20, David O’Sullivan, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Oxford East, spoke at an election hustings organised by the Stop the War Coalition.

Video: Mother of young children killed in Detroit house fire speaks

21 April 2010

Sylvia Young speaks to the report-back meeting of the Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue fire on April 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The fire occurred on March 2, just hours after her gas and electricity were cut off by local utility monopoly, DTE Energy.

Video: SEP participates in Oxford East hustings on electoral reform

19 April 2010

The Socialist Equality Party of Britain is standing David O’Sullivan in the Oxford East constituency for the May 6 general election.

Video: Head of legal services nonprofit speaks before Dexter Avenue Inquiry

5 April 2010

Marilyn Mullane, Executive Director of Michigan Legal Services, spoke about the lack of help available for Detroit families who fall behind on their utility bills. Her testimony was part of the Dexter Avenue Fire inquiry, which brought together workers, investigators, and experts in an investigation into the causes of two deadly house fires in Detroit.

Hearing of the Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire

25 March 2010

The Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire: Utility Shutoffs and the Social Crisis in Detroit held a hearing at Wayne State University on March 20.

Video: Director of Detroit free medical clinic denounces utility shutoffs

23 March 2010

Sister Mary Ellen Howard is the Executive Director of Detroit’s Cabrini Clinic, the oldest free medical facility in the US. She discusses the impact of utility shutoffs on patients at the clinic.

Video: Dexter Avenue area residents express anger over utility shutoffs

By a reporting team, 18 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed several residents of the Detroit neighborhood.

Detroit firefighters discuss impact of utility shut-offs and budget cuts

By Jerry White, 17 March 2010

At a dinner for Sylvia Young—who lost three children in a March 2 house fire hours after DTE cut power and gas to her Detroit home—firefighters spoke with the WSWS about the deadly consequences of utility shut-offs.

Neighbor discusses Dexter Ave. fire, utility shutoffs

13 March 2010

Lawrence Porter talks with Christine Silvertooth, who resides in the neighborhood where the January 5 fatal fire occurred, about her utility bills and shutoffs.

Citizens’ Inquiry chairman and family member speak at press conference

12 March 2010

Lawrence Porter, chairman of the Citizens' Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire, and Charlotte Nash, sister of two of the fire victims, spoke at the press conference on Thursday.

ISSE members speak at San Diego rallies

6 March 2010

Members of the International Students for Social Equality spoke March 4 at rallies in San Diego, which drew thousands of people to protest cuts to public education. The demonstrations were part of events throughout the state and country to oppose school closures, tuition increases, and teacher layoffs.

Video: Neighbors of Detroit fire victims oppose utility shutoffs

6 March 2010

WSWS reporters interviewed neighbors of the victims of the fire on March 2, two days after the tragedy.

Interviews with neighbors of fire victims

4 March 2010

On the evening of March 2, a fire raged through a West side Detroit home, killing three of the seven children living there. DTE had shut off the gas and electricity only hours earlier.

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Dexter Avenue Fire Inquiry: Sister of victims speaks on utility shutoffs

2 March 2010

The Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue fire of January 5 has begun interviews with relatives, neighbors and Detroit residents. We begin with an interview with Charlotte Nash, the sister of two of the victims.

NUMMI auto workers denounce UAW intimidation

2 March 2010

The WSWS attended a United Auto Workers union meeting in Fremont, California, on February 28. Workers opposed the closure of the NUMMI auto plant and denounced the role of the UAW in working with the company and seeking to intimidate workers.

Boron, California mine workers denounce company lock-out

20 February 2010

The WSWS spoke to some of the 570 Rio Tinto Borax workers in Boron, California who have been locked out by the company since January 31.

Family members denounce deaths in Detroit fire

7 January 2010

Following a week of bitter cold weather, three people living in a home without gas or electrical service died in a tragic house fire in Detroit early Tuesday morning. Relatives of the victims spoke to the WSWS.

Video: Detroit teachers speak out against DFT Contract

8 December 2009

Detroit teachers voiced their overwhelming opposition to the contract demanded by the Detroit Federation of Teachers leadership on Sunday.

Demonstration against closure of Abbeydale Grange School

24 November 2009

Up to 150 parents, pupils and staff marched through the city and demonstrated on November 21 outside the Town Hall in Sheffield, England to oppose the proposed closure of Abbeydale Grange School.

Attendees complain of lack of real jobs at fair

14 November 2009

Detroit area job seekers attending a jobs fair at downtown Cobo Hall spoke to World Socialist Web Site reporters about the lack of real positions offered by employers at the event.

Video: Thousands line up for Swine Flu vaccine in Michigan

9 November 2009

The WSWS interviewed residents lining up to get a Swine Flu vaccine in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Video: Ford workers speak on contract rejection

4 November 2009

The WSWS spoke to workers at the Ford Dearborn Truck plant in Michigan on the rejection of contract revisions backed by the company and the UAW.

Video: Ford workers speak out against concessions contract

31 October 2009

The WSWS spoke to Ford workers in Michigan as they prepared to vote on contract revisions agreed by the company and the United Auto Workers.

Video: Tens of thousands line up for housing assistance in Detroit

8 October 2009

Tens of thousands of Detroit residents lined up at the city's Cobo complex for a chance to get financial assistance against evictions and utility shutoffs.

Video: German SEP candidate calls for defence of jobs at Opel

26 September 2009

Dietmar Gaisenkersting, a candidate of the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) in the current German federal election, addresses the situation at GM-Opel.

ISSE members speak on education cuts at rally

26 September 2009

Members of the International Students for Social Equality denounced cuts to public education at a rally on Thursday.

Detroit residents speak on utility bills, social crisis

25 September 2009

Several thousand Detroit residents attended an event hosted by DTE Energy to provide assistance to customers with difficulties paying their utility bills.

German SEP statement opposing an SPD-Left Party government

11 September 2009

This video opposing an SPD-Left Party government was posted by the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG)

Michigan’s Oakland University faculty strike in seventh day

10 September 2009

WSWS reporters conducted video interviews with students and striking faculty members at Oakland University, in suburban Detroit.

German Socialist Equality Party election video

2 September 2009

This video spot has been produced by the German Socialist Equality Party (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) as part of its campaign for the German federal election which takes place on September 27.

Detroit teachers denounce pay cuts

27 August 2009

WSWS Reporter Jerry White Spoke to teachers at a rally in Detroit against wage and benefit cuts. The teachers denounced concessions demanded by the school system's financial czar Robert Bobb.

Interviews at Los Angeles health care clinic

18 August 2009

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers seeking free health care at a clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Vote for D’Artagnan Collier, SEP Candidate for Detroit Mayor

1 August 2009

SEP Detroit Mayoral Candidate D’Artagnan Collier explains why he is asking city residents to vote for him, and workers around the world to support the Socialist Equality Party.

Workers continue Vestas occupation on Isle of Wight

27 July 2009

Workers are continuing their occupation of the Vestas Blades wind turbine factory in Newport on the Isle of Wight, England. Some 25 workers began the sit-in on July 20 to oppose the closure of the plant, which is scheduled for July 31 with the loss of over 500 jobs.supplies and force them out.

Rally of Detroit City workers against concessions contract

24 July 2009

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier addresses Detroit City workers’ rally.

Protesters opposing closure of Sheffield’s Abbeydale Grange School speak to WSWS

22 July 2009

On July 17, parents, pupils and staff protested outside the Town Hall in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, to oppose the closure of Abbeydale Grange School.

Video: D’Artagnan Collier speaks on Detroit mayoral campaign

8 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, discusses the economic crisis and the political issues facing workers in Detroit.

A conversation with Windsor municipal workers

26 June 2009

As they enter their 11th week on strike, two strikers talk to Jerry White of the World Socialist Web Site.

New York City workers speak against cuts in healthcare and social services

22 June 2009

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers in New York City on drastic cuts in health care and social services.

Striking city workers hold rally in Windsor, Ontario

By Joe Kishore, 15 June 2009

Striking city workers in Windsor, Ontario held a rally last week. D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor in nearby Detroit, Michigan, visited the strikers, calling for the unity of the Canadian and American working class.

Flint, Michigan and the bankruptcy of General Motors

By Jerry White, 13 June 2009

Jerry White reports for the World Socialist Web Site from Flint, Michigan. He speaks to workers and youth about the conditions in the once-thriving auto city.

Detroit Public Schools financial manager dismisses pleas at public meeting

By our reporters, 6 June 2009

Students, parents and community members urged Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager of the Detroit Public Schools, to reverse the decision to remove the principal at Western International High School in southwest Detroit.

Video: Michigan GM workers speak on bankruptcy and plant closings

5 June 2009

Workers from Oakland County, Michigan, just north of Detroit, spoke to reporters from the WSWS about the implications of the bankruptcy of General Motors and the announced closure of their plants in Lake Orion and Pontiac.

Michigan auto workers and families speak on plant closures

4 June 2009

General Motors workers from Pontiac and Lake Orion, Michigan, two northern suburbs of Detroit, spoke to reporters from the World Socialist Web Site about the impact on their families and communities of the bankruptcy of General Motors and the decades of decline in the auto industry.

GM workers speak out on concessions contract

28 May 2009

The WSWS interviewed GM workers at the Michigan Poletown plant on a new concessions contract agreed by the UAW and GM, with the backing of the Obama administration.

Video: Protesting students and parents speak to the WSWS

21 May 2009

Both Kettering High School students and parents were eager to speak to WSWS cameras in defense of their principal and their school.

Slide show: SEP mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier campaigns in Detroit

By Andre Damon, 19 May 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit Mayor, campaigned among American Axle workers, residents of a Northwest Detroit neighborhood, and uninsured workers at a free dental clinic last week.

Video: Chrysler workers speak on concessions vote

1 May 2009

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers in Warren and Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, as they went to vote on contract revisions. The revisions, pushed by Chrysler and the United Auto Workers, include massive concessions across the board. Workers were given a day to review the revisions before the vote was scheduled.

UK Visteon workers speak on occupation

18 April 2009

WSWS reporters spoke to laid off workers who have occupied a parts factory in the UK that supplies Ford Motor Company.

GM and Chrysler workers oppose more concessions

17 April 2009

The WSWS interviewed auto workers in Detroit, Michigan, who spoke out again wage cuts and the threat of bankuptcy.

Video: Chrysler workers oppose Obama auto plan

3 April 2009

Workers at the Dodge Assembly plant in Warren, Michigan, denounced President Obama's demands for more concessions and job cuts in exchange for loans to the auto industry.

Video: WSWS interviews G-20 protesters in London

30 March 2009

Protesters ahead of the G-20 summit speak on the financial crisis, increasing militarism and climate change.

Video: Pontiac residents speak on schools crisis

20 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to residents in Pontiac, Michigan, who spoke out against teacher layoffs and conditions of poverty and decay in the city.

Video: Workers interviewed at Detroit jobs fair

14 March 2009

The WSWS spoke to workers lining up at a jobs fair in Detroit, Michigan.

Video: GM workers denounce concession demands

21 February 2009

Workers at the General Motors Truck and Bus plant in Pontiac, Michigan, denounced the pay cuts and concessions which are being demanded by the Obama administration as the condition for government loans to the auto corporations.

Video: Chrysler workers oppose pay cuts, concession demands

19 February 2009

Speaking to the WSWS, Chrysler workers at the Dodge Truck complex in Warren, Michigan opposed concessions demanded by the Obama administration and Wall Street.

Video: Over 100,000 demonstrate in London against Sri Lankan war

2 February 2009

Over 100,000 people, mostly Tamils, came from across the UK to march in central London on Saturday demanding an end to the war in Sri Lanka and the atrocities carried out by the military. The WSWS interviewed participants on the protest.

Funeral for Michigan man frozen following utility shut-off

29 January 2009

On Wednesday, January 28, a funeral was held for Marvin Schur, the 93-year-old man who froze to death in his home in Bay City Michigan, after the municipal power company cut off electricity without telling him.

Video: Bay City, Mich.: “Shutting somebody's electricity off in the dead of winter is criminal”

28 January 2009

Marvin E. Schur. 93, froze to death in his Bay City, Michigan home several days after the municipal power company had restricted his access to electricity due to outstanding bills. Local residents have reacted with anger to his death.

Video: “So many thousands of unknown nameless people”—Franco's mass graves

28 January 2009

Vicky Short of the World Socialist Web Site interviewed Montserrat Martinez about her campaign to discover the truth about the mass graves that contain the remains of Republicans and leftists killed by Franco's forces during the Spanish Civil War and his regime that followed. She spoke to the WSWS about the exhumation of the grave containing the remains of her grandfather.

Video: WSWS interviews London protesters

19 January 2009

About 5,000 took part in a protest Saturday in Central London against the Israeli assault on Gaza. Protests took place across Britain, including in Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. The WSWS interviewed participants on the London demonstration.

Video: London demonstrators protest Israeli assault on Gaza

5 January 2009

Tens of thousands protested in London on Saturday against the Israeli attack on Gaza which has claimed the lives of hundreds, including many children. The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants on the demonstration.

Video: Michigan Chrysler workers denounce pay cuts

18 December 2008

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers at a Chrysler assembly plant about the pay cuts and plant closings that are being discussed in Washington and by the Big Three auto companies.

Video: “The Writer and Revolution” Part 2

12 December 2008

We are posting excerpts from the November 12 discussion on the subject of “The Writer and Revolution” in two parts. We posted the first clips yesterday.

Video: “The Writer and Revolution” Part 1

11 December 2008

On November 12, at the University of Manchester, WSWS arts editor David Walsh and screenwriter-playwright Trevor Griffiths held a discussion on the subject of “The Writer and Revolution.” We are posting excerpts in two parts. Part one is comprised of 4 clips.

Video: WSWS report on Chicago factory occupation

10 December 2008

Workers and some of their supporters at the occupied Republic Windows and Door factory on Chicago's near north side spoke with a team of reporters from the World Socialist Web Site on Tuesday afternoon, December 9, as their struggle approached the end to its fifth day. Company management had fired the entire workforce the previous Friday, claiming that because the Bank of America had refused to extend credit. the company was compelled to shut its doors in bankruptcy.

The rise and fall of Highland Park, Michigan

6 December 2008

The WSWS interviews Kurt Metzger, Director of the Detroit Area Community Indicators System, about the rise and decline of Highland Park, Michigan.

UK photographic exhibition: Images of War

28 November 2008

The WSWS spoke to staff members at the nine galleries and museums presenting the exhibition Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War. The exhibition raised many issues concerning the nature of war and its representation, the decline of photojournalism and the role of the embedded photographer.

UK photographic exhibition: Images of War

28 November 2008

The WSWS spoke to staff members at the nine galleries and museums presenting the exhibition Memory of Fire: the War of Images and Images of War. The exhibition raised many issues concerning the nature of war and its representation, the decline of photojournalism and the role of the embedded photographer.

Video: Kandy O'Neill speaks to the WSWS

27 November 2008

Video: Kandy O'Neill speaks to the WSWS

Highland Park, Michigan

26 November 2008

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Thousands mourn Detroit Firefighter

25 November 2008

Thousands of firefighters from across the United States and Canada joined family members and many concerned residents of Detroit last Friday, November 21, to mourn the death of Walter Harris a much-loved and admired 17-year member of the Detroit Fire Department. The World Socialist Web Site sent reporters to attend the funeral and speak to some of those who were there.

WSWS interviews Wilmington, Ohio residents on DHL job cuts

21 November 2008

WSWS interviews Wilmington, Ohio residents on DHL job cuts

WSWS interviews workers at Detroit “poverty summit”

17 November 2008

On Thursday, November 13, the World Socialist Web Site sent reporters to Cobo Center in downtown Detroit to interview young workers and social workers attending the Detroit Poverty Summit about the dire conditions that are rapidly worsening in that city and across Michigan.

Video: SEP Candidate Jerry White speaks in Chicago

4 November 2008

Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White speaks at the University of Illinois-Chicago. White presents a Marxist analysis of the economic crisis and elaborates a political perspective for the working class.

WSWS speaks with family members of Michigan fire victims

By the, 1 November 2008

WSWS reporter D'Artagnan Collier spoke to family members and a teacher of one of the victims of the fire in Highland Park, Michigan which killed four people on Wednesday, October 22.

Detroit residents denounce social decay in fire deaths

30 October 2008

The following video is part of a series by the World Socialist Web Site reporters on the dire social conditions prevailing former auto production centers in Detroit.

Highland Park, Michigan residents speak on deadly fire

24 October 2008

The World Socialist Web Site sent a reporting team to Highland Park, Michigan, where a house fire killed four people in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Residents spoke to the WSWS about the terrible social conditions in the city.

Darwin resident explains impact of Northern Territory intervention

26 June 2008

June Mills, a worker for the Long Grass Association which provides care for homeless indigenous people in Darwin, spoke with the WSWS on the impact of the Northern Territory intervention.

Northern Territory intervention: Life for Aborigines in Tenant Creek

25 June 2008

Rodney Barnes was interviewed by the World Socialist Web Site in the Northern Territory town of Tenant Creek.

Northern Territory intervention: Comments from an Aboriginal town camp

24 June 2008

Kenny Laughton speaks with the World Socialist Web Site on the conditions facing Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Aboriginal people denounce Northern Territory intervention

19 June 2008

Residents of Aboriginal townships speak to the World Socialist Web Site about the impact of the state intervention in the Northern Territory.

Social crisis in Detroit: "A half-million meals a year"

15 June 2008

As part of a series of investigative reports on the social crisis in Detroit, the World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in the city about the worsening conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof.  Brother Jerry Smith, director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about the huge need for food in the city.

Social crisis in Detroit: "I've got to use a bicycle to get around"

15 June 2008

As part of a series of investigative reports on the social crisis in Detroit, the World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in the city about the worsening conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. The WSWS spoke with Lon Rubenstein, who is living on a disability payment of just $600.00 per month. He cannot afford to put gas in his car.

Social crisis in Detroit: "Some weeks we have less meals"

15 June 2008

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in Detroit about the worsening social conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. In this clip, our reporters spoke with Jada Browning a young mother of three who recently lost her job.

Detroit American Axle Workers Speak on UAW Sellout

19 May 2008

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with American Axle strikers in Detroit on May 18 and 19 about the wage-cutting agreement signed by the UAW.

American Axle strikers denounce UAW sellout contract

18 May 2008

American Axle strikers, who have been on strike for nearly three months, denounced the sellout contract handed down by the UAW today at an informational meeting in Detroit.

Tensions mount as American Axle strike enters 10th week

30 April 2008

The American Axle strike enters a tenth week. It will soon exceed the length of the historic strike against GM in 1970. This week workers circulated a petition to the UAW requesting an increase in strike pay from $200 per week to $300. The WSWS spoke to workers on the picket lines in Detroit.

American Axle strikers rally outside shareholders' meeting

24 April 2008

On Thursday, April 24, 2008, auto workers on strike at American Axle rallied in Detroit outside a shareholders meeting of the company.

Video: UAW officials try intimidation at American Axle meeting

21 April 2008

Officials of UAW Local 235 at American Axle in Detroit attempt to intimidate workers at a union meeting on Sunday to prevent them from reading a leaflet distributed by supporters of the World Socialist Web Site.

Video: WSWS reporting from American Axle strike in Detroit

18 April 2008

WSWS reporting from American Axle strike in Detroit

Jerry White reports for WSWS from American Axle strike

11 April 2008

Jerry White reports for the WSWS on the American Axle strike in Detroit where workers have taken a stand against the wage cutting pattern imposed by the UAW throughout the auto industry.

Video: WSWS speaks with American Axle strikers in Detroit

7 April 2008

On Saturday, April 5, Workers at American Axle and Manufacturing in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about their history and their current struggle against company demands to slash their pay by two thirds.

Video: WSWS at American Axle in Cheektowaga, New York

5 April 2008

Striking workers at American Axle and Manufacturing in Cheektowaga, New York spoke to the WSWS about their starting contract agreed to by the UAW and AAM—-roughly half the rate of pay of workers at the Tonawanda plant—-and their current struggle against company demands to slash their pay again.

Video: American Axle Strike in Danger

4 April 2008

After five weeks on strike, workers at American Axle and Manufacturing are facing the danger of a sellout organized by the United Auto Workers International Union.

Video: WSWS at American Axle picket line in Detroit 3/31/08

1 April 2008

Jerry White reports for the WSWS from the American Axle picket lines in Detroit as the strike extends into a second month and AAM Chairman Richard Dauch threatens to hire replacement workers. Workers at Chrysler's Jefferson Avenue Assembly plant speak in defense of the strike against wage cutting and concessions.

Video: WSWS reports from American Axle strike in Detroit

28 March 2008

Larry Porter reports for the WSWS from the American Axle picket lines in Detroit as the strike extends into its second month.

Video: The WSWS reports from the American Axle strike in Detroit

26 March 2008

Jerry White reports for the as the strike extends a full month. For more information visit wsws.org.