University of Michigan cafeteria workers oppose reopening of dining halls as coronavirus continues to spread on campus
By Jesse Thomas, 16 October 2020
In the weeks following the sellout of the graduate student strike, multiple COVID-19 clusters have been confirmed on campus, demonstrating the complete inadequacy of the university’s testing regime.
By Melody Isley, 16 October 2020
The delay to school reopenings stems directly from the actions of rank-and-file educators and parents, who have organized car caravan protests and have been increasingly outspoken on social media.
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 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 Tom Mackaman and David North, 15 October 2020
Following the publication of a highly critical essay by a New York Times columnist, the public statements issued by the publisher and leading editors reflect tensions provoked by the exposure of the 1619 Project’s falsification of history.
By Jerry White, 15 October 2020
Whatever the political maneuvering in Congress, the bottom line is both parties are denying relief to tens of millions of people who are confronting the worst economic and social crisis since the Great Depression.
By J. Cooper, 15 October 2020
Auto parts workers at the Flex-N-Gate subsidiary have consistently rejected the concessions made by the UAW Local 1216 leadership since negotiations began in late July.
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 Shannon Jones, 14 October 2020
As long-term unemployment rises, major Wall Street Banks JP Morgan and Citigroup have reported booming third quarter profits.
Benefits for hundreds of thousands of jobless workers in jeopardy
By James Brookfield, 14 October 2020
The rulings coincide with the demands of the ruling elite that workers return to work under dangerous conditions so that profitability can be restored.
“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 Emma Arceneaux, 14 October 2020
At least eight more educators across the US have died from COVID-19 in the past two weeks alone.
14 October 2020
Day two of hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: Democrats maintain silence on White House plot to overturn election
By Barry Grey, 14 October 2020
At Tuesday's hearing, the Democrats adopted a posture of cringing respect for the far-right judge, echoing Biden's remark in last month’s presidential debate that she is “a very fine woman.”
By Alex Johnson, 14 October 2020
Public schools in Florida are experiencing a dangerous growth of COVID-19 infections as the state government aggressively pursues in-class instruction in locations ravaged by the pandemic.
By By Kevin Reed, 14 October 2020
The deal to merge the midwestern hospital chains collapsed as a result of mass opposition among doctors, nurses and health care workers.
14 October 2020
“We write to affirm the intellectual excellence and high character of our former Ph.D. student and Lecturer Joseph Scalice, and to denounce recent baseless accusations against him.”
By Shuvu Batta and Kayla Costa, 14 October 2020
With the far-advanced campaign to privatize the US Postal Service (USPS), unsafe work conditions during the pandemic, and Trump railing against the “fraudulent” mail-in balloting serviced by USPS, postal workers confront a crucial battle defend the basic social and democratic rights of the entire working class.
Democrats silent on Trump’s election coup plans as confirmation hearings begin on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett
By Barry Grey, 13 October 2020
Besides her potential role in an election coup d’etat, Barrett will shift the Supreme Court further to the right, gutting abortion rights, reversing protections for gays, attacking the separation of church and state, lifting restrictions on guns and blocking federal regulation of business.
Restore the Eight Hour day!
The Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 13 October 2020
Autoworkers rank-and-file safety committees are teaming up across the country to restore the eight-hour work day, to oppose forced overtime, and to oppose the unchecked spread of COVID-19.
Outrage builds among autoworkers over 84-hour workweek for skilled trades workers at FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant
By Tom Hall, 13 October 2020
The news that Fiat Chrysler management is implementing 12-hour days and seven-day workweeks for skilled trades workers at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) has touched a nerve among autoworkers across the US and Canada.
By Alex Findijs, 13 October 2020
Harrington embodies the political role of the Democratic Party, which has hidden his history as a corporate lobbyist in the promotion of his campaign.
By Isaac Finn, 13 October 2020
Growing anger among YSU faculty has forced the union to launch a strike, which they aim to end as quickly as possible on the university’s terms.
Eric Trump planned rally at gun store where conspirator worked
By Eric London, 13 October 2020
Today, Eric Trump was scheduled to speak at Hudson Valley Guns in New Huron, Michigan, where one of the 13 men arrested last Thursday for plotting to kidnap and murder Gretchen Whitmer was employed.
By Jerry White, 13 October 2020
Decades of union collaboration in the destruction of jobs and promotion of economic nationalism have created conditions for the extreme right to recruit and find support.
Tennessee Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 13 October 2020
Educators across Tennessee have launched this committee to unite with other sections of the working class against the unsafe reopening of schools and to halt the spread of the pandemic.
By Erik Schreiber, 13 October 2020
The Community Food Bank predicts that the number of food-insecure New Jersey residents will surpass 1.2 million—a staggering 13.5 percent of the state’s population.
By Kevin Reed, 13 October 2020
The Democrats have mounted their antitrust initiative as a means of persuading the tech firms to work more closely with their faction of the political and intelligence establishment.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2020
The 13 men arrested have two things in common: extreme right-wing politics and economic marginalization.
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.
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.
Restore the eight-hour day! Stop the move to twelve-hour shifts for skilled trades workers at Michigan FCA plant!
The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant 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.
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 Josh Varlin, 12 October 2020
Even as the need for mental health services reaches new heights, psychiatric units remain closed and are unlikely to fully reopen.
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.
Wisconsin police conduct mass arrest of protesters, journalists after announcement of no charges against killer cop
By Jacob Crosse, 10 October 2020
Relatively small protests in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, have been met with the deployment of the National Guard and overwhelming unconstitutional police violence.
By Keith Jones, 10 October 2020
The Canadian government, reports Reuters, is in consultations with the principal European imperialist powers about how they will respond to Trump’s coup, which has already been set in motion.
Trump intensifies conflict with big tech over Section 230 protections following censorship moves by Facebook and Twitter
By Kevin Reed, 10 October 2020
After Facebook and Twitter both censored Trump for falsely comparing the coronavirus to the flu, the president called for a repeal of the law protecting social media companies from liability for content posted on their platforms.
By Eric London, 10 October 2020
The silence of the Democratic Party and corporate media is giving Trump an opening to move forward with his plot to use fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election.
Anger as UAW rams through 12-hour, 7-day schedule for FCA Sterling Heights Assembly skilled trades workers
By Shannon Jones, 10 October 2020
Skilled trades workers at the Fiat Chrysler Sterling Heights Assembly Plant are livid over the move by the UAW to force them into an inhuman work schedule without the formality of a vote.
By Gabriel Black, 10 October 2020
Data from the Federal Reserve demonstrates that the pandemic has accelerated trends toward social inequality in the United States.
By Rafael Azul and Peter Ross, 10 October 2020
Even as record-breaking fires rage across the US West Coast, the ruling class has refused neither to address the climate crisis nor protect those in the path of destruction.
Pennsylvania educators, bus drivers and school workers launch rank-and-file safety committee to put an end to in-person instruction
Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 10 October 2020
Educators across Pennsylvania have formed a new rank-and-file safety committee to mobilize the working class against the unsafe reopening of the commonwealth’s schools.
As Midwest states experience record surge in cases
By Anthony Bertolt, 10 October 2020
As President Donald Trump returned from his Walter Reed Army Medical Center suite to tell Americans not to worry about the coronavirus, both North Dakota and South Dakota reported the highest per capita infection rates in the country this week.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2020
The sweeping sanctions announced on Thursday are aimed at denying Iran all access to the financial markets, thus cutting off the country’s access to desperately needed food and medicine.
New York City Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 10 October 2020
The withholding of $900 million in pay owed to NYC teachers from over ten years ago is a brazen act of blackmail and wage theft.
By Alex Findijs, 9 October 2020
After recording 101 positive cases of coronavirus in less than two weeks, SUNY Cortland became the third SUNY school to temporarily switch to online instruction for two weeks.
By Noah Ryan, 9 October 2020
According to a new study, 52 percent of young people ages 18-29 lived with their parents in July this year, nearly six months after the onset of the pandemic in the US.
By Dan Conway, 9 October 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District finished its trial phase of coronavirus testing and will begin implementing larger scale testing in preparation for a return to in-person learning as early as November.
By Eric London, 9 October 2020
Donald Trump is engaged in a plot to deploy fascist militia to overturn the outcome of the election. The working class must demand answers in order to expose and stop the conspiracy.
By Cole Michaels, 9 October 2020
October 10 is the last day residents of the state qualify for extended unemployment benefits.
By Nick Beams, 9 October 2020
The overriding concern of the Fed is that unless more stimulus is provided the measures it has taken to bailout Wall Street, amounting to trillions of dollars, will not be sufficient.
By Shannon Jones, 9 October 2020
Airlines began mass layoffs and furloughs this week as new claims for unemployment remain at historically unprecedented levels amidst ever widening destitution.
By a reporter, 8 October 2020
The coronavirus is cutting a swath through official Washington, hitting dozens of White House aides, the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff and well over a hundred members of Congress and their staff.
“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 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 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 Peter Symonds, 8 October 2020
The US has been pushing for the transformation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue involving Japan, India and Australia into a formal military alliance as part of its escalating war drive against China.
By Jason Melanovski and Clara Weiss, 8 October 2020
The current seizure of power marks the third removal of a sitting president since 1991 in a poverty-stricken country that is dominated by oligarchic politics and geopolitical rivalries.
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.
Thirteen arrested in far-advanced pro-Trump conspiracy to murder Michigan’s governor and overthrow the state government
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2020
The ultra-right conspiracy in Michigan is part of a national plot inspired by the US president to defy the election results and stay in power.
“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 Jacob Crosse, 8 October 2020
The unprecedented surge in wealth takes place amidst a global pandemic that has killed more than one million people worldwide, including more than 215,000 in the United States alone.
At vice presidential debate
By Patrick Martin, 8 October 2020
The Democratic candidate was asked what her party’s response would be to Trump seeking to remain in office in defiance of the voters.
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 Andrew Timon, 7 October 2020
Last Thursday marked the opening of public schools in Boston, Massachusetts, for in-person learning for high need students, despite rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city and state.
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 Emma Arceneaux, 7 October 2020
After receiving widespread complaints from teachers across East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about the conditions in their schools, the teachers union organized a one-day “day of action” sickout strike on Monday in an effort to let off steam among educators.
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 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.
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.
6 October 2020
A video tweeted by President Trump depicting his return to the White House on October 5, 2020 after being hospitalized with COVID-19 was clearly modeled after Hitler's arrival at the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in the Nazi film Triumph of the Will.
By Patrick Martin, 6 October 2020
The departure was staged for political effect and signals the resumption of efforts to carry out an election day coup d’état.
By Matt Rigel, 6 October 2020
One month after voting to authorize a strike over safety conditions, medical and tech workers at Allina healthcare in the Minneapolis area have begun a two-day walkout.
By Andy Thompson, 6 October 2020
Despite COVID-19 outbreaks of two NFL teams, the professional football season continues.
By Benjamin Mateus, 6 October 2020
Health officials reviewing the case reports from across the country are concerned that the trends indicate another wave is on the horizon, bringing with it rising hospitalization rates and an increase in the number of deaths.
By Kevin Reed, 6 October 2020
An article published by Grayzone shows that the website PeaceData—which US intelligence claims was part of a Russian misinformation campaign—was likely a false flag operation aimed at linking left-wing websites with the Moscow government.
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 Shannon Jones, 5 October 2020
The memorandum of understanding signed by the Amalgamated Transit Union does nothing to seriously address the needs of drivers, let alone resolve the deplorable state of public transit in the most impoverished big city in America.
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 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.
By Nick Barrickman, 5 October 2020
An investigation conducted by the Washington Post details how Trump utilized a legal loophole to deploy National Guard troops from various states on the streets of Washington D.C. to suppress protests on June 1.
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 Joseph Kishore and David North, 5 October 2020
The response of the Democratic Party to Trump’s illness is determined, as always, by the class interests that it represents and its fear of working-class opposition from below.
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 Kristina Betinis and Cole Michaels, 3 October 2020
Wisconsin infection rates are rising sharply, placing hospitals at risk of being overwhelmed, while Missouri hit a record rate Friday after schools opened to in-person instruction.
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.