Interviews and On-the-spot reports
On-the-spot coverage from Greece
By our reporters, 26 January 2015
The economic crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Greek workers and young people to leave the country in search of jobs and better prospects.
By a WSWS reporting team, 9 December 2014
Workers in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about police violence and social conditions for the working class.
By WSWS reporting teams, 26 November 2014
At demonstrations around the country, workers and youth spoke out on the police murder in Ferguson, Missouri and the destruction of democratic rights.
By Richard Phillips, 19 September 2014
The corporate media response to last night’s protest was aimed at silencing any criticism or opposition to the police operations or the anti-terror laws.
“I believe they are trying to move toward martial law”
By our reporters, 15 August 2014
On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri.
By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 March 2014
WSWS reporters visited the town of Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to interview the family of 31-year-old worker Rajkumar who was murdered by a paramilitary security guard on Monday, March 17.
By Clement Daly, 3 March 2014
Following the disastrous release of toxic chemicals into the water supply, residents of Charleston, West Virginia spoke to the World Socialist Web Site at one of many water distribution sites that has run out of clean water.
By Jeff Lusanne, 27 February 2014
In this video, workers and youth reflect on the content of the Inquiry, its significance and the way forward in the fight to defend the rights of working people.
By our reporters, 13 February 2014
Workers on the London Underground were angry and concerned upon hearing that Tuesday’s scheduled 48 hour strike was called off by the trade unions.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 February 2014
With less than a week before the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA & Pensions, the World Socialist Web Site spoke with Detroit firefighters about the Inquiry.
By our reporters, 25 January 2014
The WSWS interviewed people in Liverpool’s shopping mall about the increasingly obvious inequality in Sydney.
By our reporting team, 24 January 2014
Over 23,000 retired City of Detroit workers face a devastating cut in pensions and health care benefits under the bankruptcy restructuring plan being prepared by the city’s emergency manager.
“Detroit is being used as a milestone for every city”
By our reporters, 28 September 2013
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to firefighters and retirees about the impact of planned pension cuts announced by Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
By our reporters, 10 September 2013
Voters who spoke to WSWS reporters outside election polling stations last Saturday opposed the impending US-led attack on Syria and Australia’s support for it.
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 September 2013
A WSWS campaign team speaking to auto workers encountered strong opposition to the prospect of US involvement in another war.
By a WSWS reporting team, 26 August 2013
Workers attending the demonstration expressed disgust with the current political establishment.
By Tim Rivers, 26 August 2013
Many people the WSWS spoke to Saturday in downtown Detroit expressed outrage over the threat to sell precious works from one of the world’s great museum collections.
By David Brown, 15 June 2013
Workers in Detroit spoke to the WSWS about Edward Snowden and the leaks that have revealed massive government surveillance.
By a campaign team, 24 May 2013
Supporters of Socialist Equality Party Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier spoke this week to residents facing eviction at the Henry Street apartments.
By Norisa Diaz, 24 May 2013
Workers at UC Medical Centers across California went on a two-day strike this week
By a WSWS reporting team, 14 May 2013
The district has agreed to massive budget cuts as a condition for receiving state aid.
By a reporting team, 14 May 2013
13,000 workers are set to strike against University of California austerity measures.
By our correspondents, 11 May 2013
GM Opel workers are incensed over the betrayal carried out by the IG Metall trade union.
By Shannon Jones, 11 May 2013
The Detroit protests held Friday at locations across the city shut down several fast-food restaurants.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 May 2013
Both the uninsured and underinsured turned out at the event held this week at Cobo Convention Center.
By Jerry White, 2 May 2013
In August 2010, workers at General Motors stamping plant in Indianapolis, Indiana rebelled against the efforts of the United Auto Workers to push through a 50 percent wage cut to entice a new owner to buy the plant, which was being shuttered by GM. With the support of the World Socialist Web Site , workers organized a rank-and-file committee independent of the UAW to oppose the wage cut and threatened factory closure.
By Norisa Diaz, 1 May 2013
Medical workers at a UC Medical Center spoke to the WSWS about the alarming conditions facing both workers and patients.
By Lawrence Porter, 24 April 2013
The campaign to place D’Artagnan Collier, a city worker and member of the Socialist Equality Party, on the ballot for mayor of Detroit has gotten off to a strong start.
Life on the street in “America’s Finest City”
By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 18 April 2013
San Diego, California ranks third in the nation for the number of homeless, with estimates of 10,000.
By Dan Brennan, 11 April 2013
Hundreds of high school students in Newark, New Jersey walked out of class Tuesday to protest millions of dollars in education cuts.
By our reporter, 11 April 2013
A kindergarten teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District in Southern California spoke with the WSWS about the impact of the Common Core curriculum.
By Shannon Jones, 28 March 2013
Skilled trades worker Alex Wassell was fired for opposing the Alternative Work Schedule, recently implemented at the plant.
On eve of emergency manager take-over
By Jerry White and Bryan Dyne, 21 March 2013
The sweeping concessions demanded from teachers and the city’s municipal employees give a picture of the draconian measures planned for the entire working class.
By Steve Light, Alan Whyte and and A. Woodson, 14 March 2013
More New York City school closings and co-locations were approved by the Bloomberg-controlled Panel on Educational Policy, in defiance of the views of the majority of parents and teachers.
“I see this as an attack on public education.”
By Bryan Dyne, 14 February 2013
The strike by 9,000 school bus workers has generated popular support among workers and youth in New York City.
By Jerry White, 7 February 2013
The strike by nearly 9,000 New York City school bus workers entered its fourth week today with the Bloomberg administration preparing to accept bids from private school bus contractors without long-standing job and wage protections.
By a reporting team, 31 January 2013
The union representing school bus drivers and matrons made an offer to end the strike and negotiate concessions, but the Bloomberg administration rejected it out of hand.
By a reporting team, 22 January 2013
Community members expressed outrage at a public forum on the plan of the Philadelphia school board to consolidate schools.
By Philip Guelpa, 18 January 2013
New York City school bus drivers and matrons are fighting against a plan to destroy job protections that were won more than 30 years ago.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 December 2012
Conditions in the Rockaways section of New York in the wake of the storm reveal the underlying social reality that is otherwise ignored.
By Shannon Jones, 30 November 2012
A major credit rating agency further downgraded Detroit’s debt as city officials advance new proposals for cuts.
By Ed Hightower and Nikolai Barrickman, 30 November 2012
Parents, students and teachers have reacted in anger to a plan to close 20 public schools in Washington, D.C.
By our reporters, 13 November 2012
The closure will throw 4,600 workers at the factory and more than 5,000 employees in related industries out of work.
By our reporting team, 6 November 2012
Socialist Equality Party vice-presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke to students at Brooklyn College Monday about the need for socialist policy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
By a WSWS reporting team, 6 November 2012
Workers and young people discuss with the World Socialist Web Site the issues raised by the conference “Socialism and the 2012 Elections” in Detroit.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 November 2012
Residents of Red Hook Brooklyn lined up for food and water Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City neighborhood
By Sandy English, 30 October 2012
SEP supporters campaigned over the weekend in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, the second-largest private housing development in the US.
By our reporters, 24 October 2012
The WSWS spoke to workers and students in Los Angeles about the regional conference of the Socialist Equality Party on October 27.
By our reporters, 23 October 2012
Workers attending the Trades Union Congress demonstration in London spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.
By our reporters, 9 October 2012
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White concluded an East Coast campaign swing with a meeting in New York City on Sunday.
By our reporters, 4 October 2012
September 30 was the final day of Care Harbor’s annual free clinic at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
By Jerry White, 2 October 2012
Workers at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s waste treatment plant are continuing their strike despite a temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge Monday. The walkout, which began on Sunday, involves 950 workers at the facility in the southwest side of Detroit.
By our reporter, 27 September 2012
Jerry White, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, spoke at a public meeting held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on Tuesday. The meeting was well attended by students and members of the community who were enthusiastic about a genuine alternative to the two big business parties.
By our reporters, 18 September 2012
Residents are asking why the apartment block was approved with fire safety flaws.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 September 2012
Socialist Equality presidential candidate Jerry White campaigned among transit workers and firefighters Monday, discussing the significance of the Chicago teachers strike.
By Mark Church, 14 September 2012
Hundreds of residents evacuated after a fatal fire in a Sydney apartment block have been left without homes or government support.
“The conditions for students are horrible”
By an SEP campaign team, 13 September 2012
During her second day of campaigning among striking Chicago teachers, SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer continued discussing the political issues of the strike.
By Kristina Betinis, 11 September 2012
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chicago teachers about the political issues at stake in the strike.
By Iqra Qalam, 11 September 2012
More than three weeks after the Marikana massacre, families are still searching for their missing siblings and husbands in hospitals and jails.
By Mike Ingram, 11 September 2012
SEP supporters campaigned at a festival in honor of the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts
By our reporters, 10 September 2012
Unit owners and tenants expressed shock and anger over the tragedy and the poor fire safety measures in the building.
By Tony Colton and Hector Cordon, 6 September 2012
Beginning September 1, the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet) implemented fare increases and cuts in services in order to overcome a $12 million budget shortfall.
By our reporters, 6 September 2012
US Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke at a well-attended meeting at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester, England Tuesday evening.
By Karl Eisner, 30 August 2012
Socialist Equality Party campaigners spoke to farm workers in East Stockton, California.
By a campaign team, 28 August 2012
SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer and a campaign team spoke to Chicago teachers at an informational picket outside of a middle school.
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 August 2012
Workers at the Chrysler Dundee Engine plant in Michigan spoke to WSWS reporters about the sellout local contract they recently rejected by a decisive margin.
By Daniel O’Flynn and Rick Wilson, 20 August 2012
Two thousand protesters massed outside the Ecuadorean embassy in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
By Samuel Davidson, 18 August 2012
SEP candidate Phyllis Scherrer along with a team of supporters campaigned this week in the former steel town of McKeesport, about 10 miles south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River.
By a reporting team, 18 August 2012
The Con Ed workers’ union reported a wide margin for acceptance of the contract, but a WSWS reporting team found the vote concealed far different views.
By our reporter, 17 August 2012
About 150 supporters of Julian Assange demonstrated outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London yesterday.
By a reporting team, 15 August 2012
While the AFL-CIO organized the rally to promote the Democrats, a number of workers who came voiced opposition to this policy.
By a campaign team, 15 August 2012
SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke to workers and young people about the elimination of the General Assistance Program in Pennsylvania.
By our reporters, 15 August 2012
WSWS reporters spoke to strikers on the picket line in Joliet, Illinois
By a WSWS reporting team, 14 August 2012
The WSWS spoke with students who met last week to decide whether to continue their six-month strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s plans to dramatically raise university tuition fees.
By Dan Conway, 14 August 2012
The city of San Bernardino, California, population 210,000, has recently become the second largest city to file for bankruptcy protection in US history.
By a reporting team, 13 August 2012
As word spread about the dramatic cuts threatened at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, workers reacted angrily, and several spoke to reporters for the World Socialist Web Site.
WSWS speaks to victims of police violence in Anaheim, California
By our reporters, 11 August 2012
WSWS reporters spoke to several audience members at the Anaheim city council meeting August 8, including relatives of those killed by police.
By Niles Williamson and Nicholas Russo, 30 July 2012
In just eight days the Socialist Equality Party’s campaign to gain access to the presidential ballot in Wisconsin has garnered more than 3,000 signatures.
By Nicholas Russo and Niles Williamson, 27 July 2012
Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about record profits for Caterpillar, and in solidarity with workers on strike for three months in Joliet, Illinois.
By Philip Guelpa, 19 July 2012
On Tuesday afternoon, a large rally was held at Union Square in Manhattan in support of 8,500 Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) workers who have been locked out by the company since July 1.
By Dietmar Henning, 3 July 2012
If the management gets its way, the Opel plant in Bochum will close in two rather than four years.
By David Brown, 3 July 2012
SEP vice presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke with workers in Detroit about the heat wave, their utility bills, and the decaying social infrastructure.
By a WSWS reporting team, 3 July 2012
Utility workers at Con Edison are fighting against drastic concession demands, including attacks on pensions and health care benefits.
By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2012
On June 23, the Asian American civil rights group American Citizens for Justice and the Association of Chinese Americans held a commemoration meeting in Madison Heights, Michigan to mark thirty years since the murder of Vincent Chin.
By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2012
James Shimoura, a Michigan attorney who provided legal advice to Lily Chin, the mother of murdered Chinese American draftsman Vincent Chin, spoke to the World Socialist Web Site during the memorial meeting in Madison Heights, Michigan held over the weekend. The meeting marked the 30th anniversary of Chin’s killing.
By a WSWS reporting team, 26 June 2012
Campaigners for the Socialist Equality Party spoke with workers and students in Sacramento, California about the party’s presidential election campaign.
By Robert Stevens, 19 June 2012
The World Socialist Web Site discussed with workers and youth in Athens the result of Sunday’s general election as negotiations continued to form a government following the narrow victory of the conservative New Democracy.
By a WSWS reporting team, 19 June 2012
In both Northern and Southern California, campaigners for the Socialist Equality Party spoke to workers and students about budget cuts in the state and Jerry White’s presidential campaign.
By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2012
A WSWS reporting team spoke to residents in the district of Aigaleo in west Athens about their attitudes to Sunday’s election.
By our correspondents, 14 June 2012
Students at the main campus of the University of Athens spoke with a World Socialist Web Site reporting team.
By our reporters, 12 June 2012
The small industrial city has lost 14,000 good-paying jobs in a decade.
By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2012
The plans by Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manger Roy Roberts to convert 10 high schools into so-called self-governing schools is provoking opposition from parents and students.
By a WSWS reporting team, 5 June 2012
A new form of protest, “casserole” demonstrations, emerged last month in response to the Quebec Liberal government’s draconian Bill 78.
By Isaac Finn, 5 June 2012
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with teachers and students from “failing” schools targeted for closure under the turnaround model.
By our reporters, 5 June 2012
A WSWS reporting team visited Muskegon Heights and talked with workers, students, and retirees about their reaction to the unprecedented attack on public education.
By a WSWS reporting team, 4 June 2012
Campaign teams in Michigan talk to workers and students in Ypsilanti and Detroit.
Quebec student strike:
By Keith Jones, 24 May 2012
Quebec authorities have begun to make use of the sweeping repressive powers contained in Bill 78—the emergency legislation the provincial Liberal government rushed through the National Assembly late last week to suppress the province-wide student strike
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 May 2012
Protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have denounced the police state methods employed to crack down on political dissent.
“The only jobs out there are low wage jobs”
By a reporting team, 15 May 2012
A Socialist Equality Party campaign team spoke to workers and youth in the Parkchester neighborhood in the Bronx, New York, about the economic situation and the party’s election campaign.
By our reporters, 15 May 2012
Students, teachers and parents rallied to defend pubic education last week.