By Philip Guelpa, 10 September 2020
Deforestation and other human incursions into wild areas decrease biodiversity and promote the growth of species that are reservoirs of potential zoonotic diseases.
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.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 September 2020
With 90,802 new infections on Monday, India registered more COVID-19 cases just on one day than China has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.
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 Tony Robson, 9 September 2020
Virtually no part of the UK has been left unscathed, with teachers and pupils testing positive in both primary and secondary schools.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2020
After a closed trial, the Saudi court announced its sentencing of eight unnamed individuals to prison terms, while none of those who ordered the grisly murder were held accountable.
By Margot Miller, 9 September 2020
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, these savage ultimatums have become the new normal in industrial relations.
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 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.
By Sue Phillips, 9 September 2020
The union functions as the willing and active accomplice of the government and the education department.
By John Harris, 9 September 2020
The message from the government and the airlines is clear: If you cannot afford to pay first class, you are on your own.
By 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.
“It’s not safe for my kids but they are forcing me to send them to school”
By our reporter, 9 September 2020
Teachers and parents from Britain and internationally attended the initial meeting of the Educators Rank-and-File Committee.
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 Benjamin Mateus, 8 September 2020
The IHME has provided startling and horrific coronavirus death projections around the globe for the next three to four months.
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.
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 Robert Stevens, 7 September 2020
Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, warned that the virus was starting to infect as many people as in March.
By Gabriel Lemos, 7 September 2020
The state-owned postal service’s criminal negligence amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to thousands of workers contracting the deadly virus and 120 reported deaths.
By Laura Tiernan, 7 September 2020
Neither Metroline nor Unite has issued any statement to alert more than 500 drivers at Cricklewood about the reappearance of COVID-19.
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 Mike Head, 7 September 2020
This reckless agenda is driven solely by the rapacious demands of big business for the lifting of all restrictions on profit-making.
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 Oscar Grenfell, 7 September 2020
The persecution of Assange is an attempt to intimidate mass opposition to imperialist war, social inequality and a turn to authoritarianism, amid a breakdown of global capitalism and an eruption of the class struggle.
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 Alejandro Lopez and Kevin Martinez, 7 September 2020
Timely and moving, the Spanish documentary details the efforts of activists and torture survivors to prosecute Francoite officials for crimes against humanity.
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 Robert Stevens and Paul Bond, 5 September 2020
The response to the pandemic has been driven from day one by a “herd immunity” policy and indifference to the deaths of tens of thousands.
By Marianne Arens, 5 September 2020
The lockdown in the spring saved millions of lives throughout Europe, but now schools and day care centres are being reopened, despite the rising spread of infections.
By Peter Schwarz, 5 September 2020
The same politicians who were gushing in their praise for nurses, teachers, bus drivers and other public service employees who worked through the pandemic are now going to cut their already miserable wages.
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 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 Jacques Valentin, 5 September 2020
Investigations paint a chilling picture of residents in Belgian retirement homes being blatantly denied health treatment.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 September 2020
India’s increasingly aggressive stance against China is being stoked by Washington.
By Miguel Andrade, 5 September 2020
Brazil’s high court has suspended Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel, pending a trial and impeachment on charges of fraud in COVID-19 relief contracts.
By Mike Head, 5 September 2020
The most severe recession since the 1930s Depression has already thrown one million out of work, with much worse to come.
By Martin Scott, 5 September 2020
The deal offers workers no guarantees but promises to further enshrine the unions’ role as enforcers of management dictates.
By Tom Peters, 5 September 2020
The Green co-leader’s decision to approve nearly $12 million in funding for an elite private school is in keeping with the pro-business politics of the party.
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 Wasantha Rupasinghe, 4 September 2020
With India now recording more than 75,000 new cases on average each day, it will soon overtake Brazil as the country with the world’s second-highest number of COVID-19 infections.
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.
4 September 2020
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 Oscar Grenfell, 4 September 2020
Abbott, who was never known for his subtlety, merely gave unvarnished expression to the homicidal response to the pandemic by governments internationally.
“We have a right to withdraw our labour, especially when being exposed to disease and death”
By our correspondent, 4 September 2020
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with a worker about the situation at the distribution centre of major supermarket chain Morrisons in Bridgwater, Somerset, which had an outbreak of COVID-19 in March.
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 Lisa Lachlan, 4 September 2020
Since June, angry and indignant posts have been mounting on social media accusing the government of ignorance and inaction, disregarding the needs of roughly a million students in need of assistance.
By Justus Leicht, 4 September 2020
The verdict sends the message that anyone who is left-wing and/or opposes a regime allied with Germany can be imprisoned for years.
By Shibu Vavara, 4 September 2020
While heavy rain was blamed for the disaster, government authorities failed to provide the region with the necessary basic public infrastructure.
By Andrea Lobo, 4 September 2020
The danger of a devastating US military intervention has escalated as a result of the domestic political crisis of the Trump administration and growing divisions within the US-backed opposition in Venezuela.
By Robert Campion, 4 September 2020
Some 61 percent of international students and other foreign visa holders were relying on savings which they said would be exhausted in a matter of weeks.
By Evan Blake, 4 September 2020
In a growing number of countries around the world, the drive to reopen schools has become the focal point of the class struggle.
By Peter Symonds, 4 September 2020
By falsely and libellously accusing Scalice of being an informer for Duterte’s death squads, Sison is not only engaged in verbal thuggery, but in threats of physical violence.
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.
By the Political Committee of the Parti de l’égalité socialiste (France), 4 September 2020
The Parti de l’égalité socialiste calls on teachers, youth and workers in France and internationally to oppose the reopening of schools.
By Elliott Murtagh, 4 September 2020
Hip-hop stars Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z sing the praises of Black capitalism in their new single “Entrepreneur,” part of TIME magazine’s “New American Revolution” campaign.
“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.
In face of overwhelming popular opposition, Brazilian governments push criminal reopening of schools
By Tomas Castanheira, 3 September 2020
Brazilin states, including those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, have set dates to reopen schools between September and October,
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 Jean Shaoul, 3 September 2020
Macron’s aim was to create the conditions for the return to power of a French puppet, billionaire Sa’ad Hariri, and to eliminate the power of Hezbollah.
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.
By Dan Conway, 3 September 2020
On Monday, deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department stopped Dijon Kizzee over an alleged vehicle code violation while riding a bicycle leading to his murder after a brief foot chase.
By Janet Browning, 3 September 2020
The trade unions are playing a critical role in demobilizing working class opposition to the Kenney government’s drive to reopen the economy.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 3 September 2020
The IG Metall trade union is pushing ahead with the break-up of the company under an agreement reached with Thyssenkrupp AG management at the end of May.
By Ben McGrath, 3 September 2020
The sharp growth in new infections is a result of the government’s indifference and its demand that workers stay on the job.
By Mike Head, 3 September 2020
McCarthyite-style parliamentary hearings will be held into “foreign interference in the university sector.”