3 November 2020
999 Breonna Taylor's family demands independent investigation after exposure of grand jury whitewash
3 November 2020
Brookline, Massachusetts educators begin sickout strike as state officials push to keep schools open
By Andrew Timon and Kate Randall, 3 November 2020
The governor and Massachusetts school officials have placed a premium on opening schools despite the dangerous spike in coronavirus infections.
The breakdown of democracy and the fight for socialism in the United States
2 November 2020
This was the final election meeting organised by the Socialist Equality Party as part of its campaign in the 2020 US elections.
By By Kevin Reed, 2 November 2020
The 17-year-old vigilante was being held in an Illinois juvenile detention facility on charges of gunning down two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, and wounding a third.
By Gabriel Lemos, 2 November 2020
Bolsonaro’s Foreign Ministry last Friday classified as “secret” cables about Pompeo’s trip to Brazil, which took place during war games in Brazil and Colombia.
2 November 2020
By James Martin, 2 November 2020
School custodian Greg Petersen became ill as schools reopen and teacher opposition grows to the spread of the deadly virus.
By David North, 2 November 2020
In his speech opening Sunday’s final public meeting of the 2020 election, Socialist Equality Party Chairman David North stated, “A great historical crisis—and the pandemic is of that magnitude—reveals and puts to the test the perspectives and programs of all parties.” The course of events has vindicated the perspective and program of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Cole Michaels, 2 November 2020
Hospital administrators across the state are raising the alarm, demanding the governor take action to limit the spread, including mandating masks, even as plans remain to reopen schools.
Amid explosive rise in new COVID-19 cases
By Benjamin Mateus, 2 November 2020
The White House denounced Dr. Anthony Fauci for “playing politics” after the top infectious disease expert warned that Trump’s policies were leading the US into “a whole lot of hurt.”
On the eve of the US election
By Patrick Martin, 2 November 2020
The president voiced his approval of an attack by a caravan of his supporters on a Biden-Harris campaign bus in Texas.
By Jacob Crosse, 2 November 2020
Exposed last week by a high school student newspaper, the slideshow reveals the mentality and training undergirding police departments across the US and internationally.
By Erik Schreiber, 2 November 2020
For two years, the New York State Nurses Association has allowed its members to work without a contract while opposing a genuine fight for the minimum safety measures needed to protect nurses against infection.
By Saman Gunadasa, 31 October 2020
The US has been hostile to China’s influence in strategically important Sri Lanka, as preparations for a US-instigated war against China are escalated.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 31 October 2020
In the final days of the election, the Democratic Party and its affiliates are going all out to insist that workers and youth opposed to Trump must subordinate their struggles to electing Biden.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 October 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has announced plans to keep the National Guard in the city until after Election Day.
By Bryan Dyne, 31 October 2020
There were more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States over the past seven days, measured both by the daily new case counts and the seven-day running average.
Hurricane Zeta leaves 2.6 million without power, kills six as record breaking US storm season continues
By Alex Findijs, 31 October 2020
Zeta is the twenty-seventh named tropical storm this year, tying the record for most in a single year. It is a stark warning of the damage that can be expected if nothing is done to combat climate change.
By Mark Witkowski, 31 October 2020
The telecom giant slashed 3,500 jobs in the Midwest alone in spite of strong demand for broadband internet access due to large numbers of people working from home.
By Shannon Jones, 31 October 2020
Walt Disney, Raytheon and Boeing were among the major corporations announcing huge job cuts this week as the total projected budget shortfall facing state governments has reached $434 billion.
By Eric London, 30 October 2020
The FBI conducted further raids in Michigan Thursday as more details emerge of a national conspiracy involving fascists and police in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Texas and Minnesota.
By Kevin Reed, 30 October 2020
The Senate Commerce Committee held a four-hour hearing on Wednesday to discuss the relevance of legal protections for online services that included testimony from three big tech CEOs.
“You are going to have students, employees and the community getting sick and possibly dying.”
By Samuel Davidson, 30 October 2020
Educators in the Philadelphia region are speaking out against plans to resume in-person teaching early next month.
“What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Elections?”
30 October 2020
North and Reed discussed and debated their views on the unfolding political crisis in the United States and the way forward for the working class, and responded to audience questions at the forum hosted by the San Diego State University.
By Shannon Jones, 30 October 2020
North American automakers built 4.1 million vehicles in the third quarter, the same number as last year.
By Chase Lawrence, 30 October 2020
The threat to kill the mayor of a major American city comes amid the exposure of plotting by fascist militia groups in the lead-up to the election to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and others.
By Jacob Crosse, 30 October 2020
Several governors have already called up National Guard troops, while Homeland Security agents are being deployed to Washington DC.
By San Diego Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 30 October 2020
The public must be granted access to proper data and information so that individuals can make informed decisions on their health, and to ensure the proper protection of themselves and their families.
Demonstrations against police violence continue in Washington D.C., federal agents target Philadelphia teacher for protesting
By Jacob Crosse, 30 October 2020
Protesters in D.C. were doused with pepper spray and fired upon with “less-lethal” ammunition, while a Philadelphia social studies teacher was arrested by federal agents for his alleged role in George Floyd protests over the summer.
By Benjamin Mateus, 30 October 2020
There were more than 500,000 cases of COVID-19 reported globally, with the number of deaths keeping apace.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2020
Few details were revealed about the meeting, which took place only five days before an election whose results the president has repeatedly threatened to ignore.
By David North, 30 October 2020
These remarks were delivered October 28 to an online forum sponsored by the San Diego State University Department of Political Science.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2020
The WSWS represents something completely new. It is the voice of the international working class, conscious of itself and its historical mission.
“Our University is being run like a business”
By Jesse Thomas, 29 October 2020
University of Michigan Students speak out against deadly reopening policies.
By Aaron Murch, 29 October 2020
According to a recent clarification issued by the CDC, landlords can proceed with the legal procedures required for an eviction as long as tenants are not forced out before the end of the year.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 October 2020
Washington has indicated it is prepared to use armed force to prevent Iran from selling weapons to Venezuela, potentially attacking both countries.
By Benjamin Mateus, 29 October 2020
The number of US COVID-19 cases surpassed nine million yesterday, with 500,000 of these cases added to the ledger just in the last week.
By Patrick Martin, 29 October 2020
Record numbers of voters have cast early votes or voted by mail, an indication of a growing politicization of the American population.
By Our reporters, 29 October 2020
While COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Tennessee, educators are left with little resources and a deliberate lack of information about outbreaks at their schools.
By Nick Beams, 29 October 2020
The market sell-off has not been confined to Wall Street as Europe’s Stoxx 600 index closed down 3 percent, losing 6 per cent since the end of last week, and now at its lowest level since May.
29 October 2020
“People bring items with them to scan in the bathroom so they can make rate”
By Jonathan Burleigh, 29 October 2020
The grocery delivery arm of the online retailer is taking full advantage of high unemployment and lax safety regulation to further exploit its workforce.
29 October 2020
By Kevin Reed, 29 October 2020
Documents show that Google has been secretly working with the Trump administration on the development of a high-tech surveillance wall at the US-Mexico border.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 October 2020
Trump is using protests against the police murder of Walter Wallace, Jr. in Philadelphia to justify repression by federal, state and local forces against the eruption of mass opposition to his planned election coup.
By Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 28 October 2020
As Trump conspires to remain in power and overturn the results of an electoral defeat, the Democrats are doing everything they can to disarm and block popular opposition in the working class.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 October 2020
The horrific shooting of 27-year-old William Wallace Jr. in front of his mother and brother ignited protests in his West Philadelphia neighborhood.
By Kevin Reed, 28 October 2020
An essay published in the October 18 edition of the New York Times Magazine argues that online “disinformation” has rendered First Amendment rights to free speech “inadequate,” requiring government and social media censorship of “unfettered speech.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 28 October 2020
The remarks below were given by Oscar Grenfell, a member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national committee.
Online forum with David North and Professor Adolph Reed
28 October 2020
The event, hosted by San Diego State University’s Department of Political Science, is taking place Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm Eastern, 4:00 pm Pacific.
By Zac Thorton, 28 October 2020
Workers at the landmark office building, who have been confronted with the inhuman choice between their lives and their livelihoods, speak out following the death of another coworker.
By Alberto Escalera, 28 October 2020
This week, the New York City Department of Education announced that only 26 percent of its 1.1 million students are attending classes in school buildings, underscoring the massive opposition of parents and students to Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school reopening plan.
By David Walsh, 28 October 2020
The remarks below were given by David Walsh, arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site.
By Nick Barrickman and Dominic Gustavo, 28 October 2020
Local charities reported a nearly 300 percent increase in demand in the months following the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Rafael Azul, 28 October 2020
Southern California Edison announced Tuesday that its equipment may have sparked the wildfire that now threatens thousands in Orange County.
By Mike Ingram, 28 October 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, Facebook and its contractors are forcing content moderators to return to offices and risk their lives.
By Dominic Gustavo, 28 October 2020
A new startup is recruiting temporary “gig” workers to evict people from their homes during the most severe housing crisis since the Great Depression.
28 October 2020
By Chase Lawrence, 28 October 2020
Border militias in the Southwest have trained thousands of vigilantes with the same fundamental outlook as the men who plotted to kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. These groups have connections to individuals like Joe Arpaio, who is close to the Trump campaign.
By Genevieve Leigh, 28 October 2020
Lang, a healthy first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences at the university in western Ohio, died Thursday after weeks of battling the virus.
By Kevin Reed, 27 October 2020
Citing concerns over election-related “chaos” and “violence,” Facebook is preparing—in collaboration with the US intelligence state—advanced software tools for implementing a censorship regime during November 3 and its aftermath.
27 October 2020
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Additional details are emerging of right-wing plans for election day violence as police prepare to repress election night demonstrations.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 27 October 2020
The drive for automation no doubt has the potential to free workers from laborious and life-threatening tasks, particularly during a pandemic, but the result of automation under capitalism is to increase the exploitation of workers through layoffs, speedup and wage cuts.
27 October 2020
By Zac Corrigan, 27 October 2020
Altogether, there are now 99 total ongoing outbreaks that have led to 482 reported cases of COVID-19 among students, teachers and staff throughout Michigan.
A week before the US Presidential election, USPS management pushes forward unprecedented attacks on mail-in balloting
By Shuvu Batta, 27 October 2020
With the US Presidential election one week away, the United States Postal Service, led by GOP mega-donor Louis DeJoy, has ramped up the drive to privatization and to place a cloud over mail-in balloting.
By Eric London, 27 October 2020
Monday’s Supreme Court ruling strips tens of thousands of Wisconsinites of their right to vote and facilitates Trump’s plot to remain in power no matter the popular vote.
Right-wing recall campaign seeks to remove Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant from Seattle City Council
By Kayla Costa, 27 October 2020
The campaign to recall Kshama Sawant is led by the Democratic Party with the active support of Republican and far-right elements.
By Patrick Martin, 27 October 2020
The installation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, without significant resistance by the Democrats, is a key step in Trump’s plans to hijack the presidential election.
27 October 2020
By Fred Mazelis, 26 October 2020
Like all basic democratic rights, the right to vote can only be defended through the independent political struggle of the working class.
By Daniel de Vries, 26 October 2020
The findings were dismissed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in an effort cover up the risk of a full-scale reopening of the city.
By Benjamin Mateus, 26 October 2020
In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made clear that the Trump administration has abandoned any effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I would love to see a national strike.”
By Chase Lawrence, 26 October 2020
In interviews with the WSWS, teachers denounced the return to in-person instruction and spoke in favor of building independent rank-and-file safety committees to halt in-person instruction.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 26 October 2020
In a blatant violation of international law and the US constitution, ICE officials in the privately run detention center in Mississippi have been forcing asylum seekers from Cameroon to sign their own deportation forms and quickly shipping them back on secret flights.
26 October 2020
By Kevin Martinez, 26 October 2020
The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota is suing Atlas Aegis for recruiting former Special Operations personnel to patrol polling places.
26 October 2020
By Eric London, 24 October 2020
Renea Turner is a Trump supporter linked to a group of state legislators who have threatened to impeach DeWine or have him “arrested” for his coronavirus lockdown actions.
By Benjamin Mateus, 24 October 2020
With daily COVID-19 cases reaching nearly one-half million, the WHO warns if measures are not immediately taken to stem the exponential growth of the pandemic the health crisis will become catastrophic.
By Steve Filips, 24 October 2020
Tens of thousands of airline workers remain furloughed as relief remains stalled in by US Congress.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 24 October 2020
The propaganda campaign by the Times and US intelligence agencies is aimed at fighting out conflicts within the ruling class over foreign policy while distracting attention from Trump’s ongoing conspiracies.
Detroit City government insists demolitions go forward, ignoring health dangers and unmet housing needs
By James Brookfield and Debra Watson, 24 October 2020
The City of Detroit is pushing ahead with its home demolition program despite a critical shortage of affordable housing.
As COVID-19 hospitalizations spike by over 80 percent statewide
“Entire healthcare system at risk of another capacity crisis,” warn leading Michigan doctors in open letter
By Zac Corrigan, 24 October 2020
The letter was signed by 28 Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers across Michigan, representing 110 of the state’s 137 hospitals.
By Brian Green, 24 October 2020
Protesters in the city north of Chicago are calling for justice and answers after police killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinette and wounded his girlfriend Tafarra Williams.
Boogaloo adherent charged by FBI with shooting Minneapolis police precinct during George Floyd protests
By Jacob Crosse, 24 October 2020
Ivan Hunter, 26, is charged with inciting a riot; the affidavit also alleges Hunter communicated with several other boogaloo boys currently facing federal prosecution.
By Michael Walters, 24 October 2020
The plan to shift from online learning to a daily in-person schedule was announced as Illinois’ seven-day average COVID-19 testing positivity rate surpassed five percent for the first time since early June.
By Jacob Crosse, 23 October 2020
Over 65 million claims have been filed since mid-March as state and federal assistance expires for millions.
By David Fitzgerald and Gabriel Black, 23 October 2020
These statistics quantitatively express a significant shift in political mood and perspective that has occurred over just the last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the US and the world.
By Oscar Grenfell, 23 October 2020
The publication was an imperishable contribution to the fight against imperialist militarism, for which the war criminals and their political representatives have never forgiven Assange.
“The plant is a powder keg”
By Shannon Jones, 23 October 2020
According to a leaked report, there have been about 60 COVID infections at the FCA Jefferson North plant and at least two workers have died since May.
By Jessica Goldstein, 23 October 2020
General Motors announced a major $2 billion investment plan to build electric vehicles at six US plants last week, stating that the investment will not include new jobs.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2020
The candidates made no reference to the plot to assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or the growing threat of fascist violence encouraged by the White House.
It is all just a metaphor: The New York Times attempts yet another desperate defense of its discredited 1619 Project
By Tom Mackaman and David North, 23 October 2020
In spite of Times editor Jake Silverstein’s deletion of the “true founding” claim and his other word changes, the Times’ essential position remains the same: The American Revolution was a retrograde event in which the defense of slavery was the primary motivation.
By Nick Beams, 23 October 2020
The case involved the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the 1MDB fund, including by two Goldman bankers.
By Chase Lawrence and Evan Blake, 23 October 2020
The drive by Texas Democrats to reopen Houston schools coincides with the platform of the Biden-Harris campaign, which fraudulently claim that this can be done “safely” while the pandemic spirals out of control.
By Eric London, 23 October 2020
By walking out of the interview with 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl, Trump revealed that he views the fascist plot as a massive political liability while a new report confirms the threat of fascist election violence.
By Anthony del Olmo, 23 October 2020
Colorado erupted this week as the main hotspot for wildfires in the western United States. Firefighting resources are being stretched thin as fires continue to break out late in the season.