By Jessica Goldstein, 23 January 2020
Norwood Jewell will spend 15 months in a cottage in a minimum security prison nicknamed “the University.”
By Trévon Austin, 17 January 2020
“We know who war benefits. It benefits the rich, and it’s always the poor and the working class who suffer the consequences. My father fought in World War II and the Korean War and it totally destroyed him.”
By our reporters, 17 January 2020
“Governments are definitely not looking after us—there’s too many hidden agendas—and things are not being done to make sure we’ve got adequate power or water.”
By our reporters, 16 January 2020
“Volunteers are dwindling in numbers and the average age is increasing. You can’t go flogging these people for 11 weeks of fire fighting.”
“Why should we follow these politicians who want us to kill each other for corporate profits?”
By our reporters, 15 January 2020
Three decades of disastrous wars have produced popular skepticism to the official propaganda machine and opposition to the launching of new wars.
”We don’t trust any government institution”
By Kayla Costa, 15 January 2020
Workers and youth spoke to the WSWS about the relation of government negligence to widespread corruption, the similar response after Hurricane Maria, and the defense of profit interests before human need.
By our correspondents, 14 January 2020
Striking workers discussed with the WSWS the central political issues in the struggle against the Modi government and its program of austerity and communal reaction.
Australia: Kinglake residents speak on government inaction 11 years after Black Saturday blaze killed 173
By our reporters, 14 January 2020
One resident stated: “I don’t care which party they are from—Labor, Liberal, whatever—these politicians only look after their pockets.”
“Everyone is saying this government has to go”
By Margaret Rees, 10 January 2020
“The amount of money they spend on submarines and fighter planes. It should be spent on internal water bombers and resources.”
By our reporters, 9 January 2020
One resident of Balmoral, a village in NSW, stated: “We’ve been through tough times before but nothing like this. The size of fires is unprecedented. All the resources are stretched to breaking point.”
By a WSWS reporting team, 28 December 2019
Thousands of Tamil Nadu residents demonstrate across the south Indian state in defiance of government and police repression.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 28 December 2019
Workers, students, teachers and “yellow vest” protesters came to support the strike, which has lasted since December 5 and shut down rail transport across France.
“Reinventing the past to suit the purposes of the present”
By Tom Mackaman, 20 December 2019
The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with Professor Reed at his University of Pennsylvania office.
20 December 2019
“The Socialist Equality Party has one goal and that’s what I feel most inclined toward, the class struggle”
By our reporters, 11 December 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s general election rally in London on Sunday.
By Oscar Grenfell, 10 December 2019
Dr Chesterfield-Evans said that prior to the Assange case, he had “never seen governments completely wipe their hands of an individual, lock people up and refuse to give them medical treatment.”
By Johannes Stern, 9 December 2019
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed Nils Melzer, who denounced the role of governments and the mainstream media in the persecution of Julian Assange and warned of the dangerous consequences of the erosion of democratic rights.
By Mike Head, 5 December 2019
“The only way to help Assange is a mass of people having his back and supporting him so that they have to release him because the people are against it.”
WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson: “If Julian is taken to that Devil’s Island across the Atlantic, his life is lost”
By Oscar Grenfell and Richard Phillips, 3 December 2019
In an interview with the WSWS, Hrafnsson stated: “The case of Julian Assange is, in all senses, the turning point. It is the biggest and the most serious attack on journalism and the free press in decades, if not 100 years.”
“When the Declaration says that all men are created equal, that is no myth”
By Tom Mackaman, 28 November 2019
Gordon Wood is professor emeritus at Brown University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Radicalism of the American Revolution, as well as Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815.
”Whether you’re in Hong Kong, Bolivia, Chile or Lebanon, in Britain or in Italy, it’s the same fight…against social inequality and social injustice”
By our reporters, 26 November 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to university workers and lecturers on the first day of the strike at 60 higher education institutions in the UK.
By our reporters, 26 November 2019
“What’s happening to Julian Assange affects us all. He has told the truth and he has exposed the war criminals and that’s why the US wants him.”
Clinical Psychologist Lissa Johnson on Julian Assange: “A maximum security prison is no place to treat a torture victim”
By Laura Tiernan, 25 November 2019
Australian clinical psychologist Lissa Johnson is a lead signatory to the open letter by medical doctors in defence of Julian Assange.
By our reporters, 18 November 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of the protesters who attended Saturday’s demonstration to demand the freedom of the WikiLeaks founder.
By Tom Mackaman, 18 November 2019
The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke to James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, on the New York Times’ 1619 Project.
“Vietnam was the first and last war with no censorship”
By Richard Phillips, 14 November 2019
The “21” exhibition is just a small sample of the diverse and humane character of Page’s work.
Ford Kentucky Truck workers speak out against contract: “The people on the floor don’t trust the UAW”
By Marcus Day and Tim Rivers, 12 November 2019
The UAW has scheduled the contract vote at the biggest Ford local at the very end, fearful that a large “no” vote would catalyze opposition.
“Air pollution is arguably the greatest environmental catastrophe in the world today”
By David Levine, 4 November 2019
The WSWS recently spoke with Dr. Richard A. Muller, a University of California professor who has published research on issues of air pollution, as well as Jameson Karns, a UC researcher in the field of fire management.
By our reporters, 31 October 2019
“The real root ideas of socialism were not implemented in China from the bottom-up. I learnt that Trotskyism is internationalism, but Mao did not agree with that perspective.”
By Jessica Goldstein, 23 October 2019
Roy A. McCombs was crossing the road to the picket on the bridge that leads from Highway 31 to the plant’s south entrance when he was struck by a car.
By a WSWS reporting team, 23 October 2019
Keyatta, a teacher’s assistant at Laura Ward Elementary said, “We need more support! Smaller class sizes, more nurses, more support staff, so no one person is trying to teach 35 kids, all at different learning levels."
By our reporters, 22 October 2019
The WSWS discussed issues of war, healthcare and the role of the Democratic Party in capturing and destroying social movements against capitalism.
By Johannes Stern, 5 October 2019
On Thursday the WSWS met John Shipton, Julian Assange’s father, in Berlin to discuss the condition of his son’s jailing in London’s Belmarsh Prison.
“The CEOs and Wall Street are trying to take your wages and benefits… Don’t Give in. Stand your ground!”
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 October 2019
Students at Detroit’s Wayne State University discussed the fight of General Motors workers and the strategy needed for them to win their historic strike.
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
An interview with Ladj Ly, director of Les Misérables: “Victor Hugo described the social misery perfectly”
By David Walsh, 2 October 2019
The WSWS spoke to French-Malian film director Ladj Ly in Toronto during the film festival.
“The UAW is allowing GM to take us back to before the sit-down strikes”
By our reporters, 30 September 2019
GM workers discussed their fight to overturn decades of UAW-backed concessions, end the exploitation of temporary workers, and support the victimized Mexican GM workers.
By Evan Blake, 30 September 2019
The rise of Tesla is part of a global restructuring of the auto industry to prepare for the production of electronic vehicles, using fewer and more poorly paid workers.
“I think the implications can grow into a stamping out of independent journalism”
By our reporters, 30 September 2019
Protesters outside Belmarsh Prison in London on Saturday spoke in support of jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
“We all face the same thing:” GM strikers in Flint defend Mexican workers fired for making international appeal
By Sheila Brehm and George Kirby, 24 September 2019
The decline of Flint is the product of the policies pursued jointly by the UAW and General Motors.
By our reporters, 23 September 2019
“The governments are too scared to do anything because they want to make profits, rather than save the planet.”
By Jerry White and Tom Hall, 19 September 2019
Autoworkers are fighting not only General Motors executives, but also Wall Street and powerful global investors who demand further attacks on the working class to fuel the endless rise on the stock markets.
“The union is a company now”
Striking GM autoworkers call for expansion of strike to Ford and Fiat Chrysler, denounce UAW sabotage
By Tom Hall, 19 September 2019
Workers are determined to fight the auto companies but have no confidence in the United Auto Workers to carry out a struggle.
By our reporters, 19 September 2019
“I think there’s a common stream connecting workers all over the world. This is something we are all fighting for.”
By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 18 September 2019
GM workers in Flint, the site of the 1936–37 sit-down strike, describe the significance of their battle against the giant corporation and decades of concessions accepted by the UAW.
“Now it’s time to give us back what we deserve”
By Marcus Day, 17 September 2019
Campaign teams for the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter spoke with workers on the pickets Monday about the issues motivating their struggle.
“They’re stealing from us, who have nothing!”
By our reporters, 14 September 2019
The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter encountered widespread opposition among workers to the UAW-company conspiracy in the course of campaigns at auto plants on Saturday.
An interview with Hind Meddeb, director of Paris Stalingrad: “It’s not a film about refugees, it’s a film about human beings”
By David Walsh, 11 September 2019
The documentary focuses on the plight of asylum seekers on the streets of the French capital
“It’s our time”: US autoworkers denounce UAW corruption, vow to fight as contract deadline approaches
By our reporter, 3 September 2019
The exposure of widespread corruption in the United Auto Workers leadership has only hardened the resolve of US autoworkers to make gains in the upcoming contract fight.
UK: Protesters condemn Johnson’s proroguing of parliament “We’ll wake up one day and all our rights will be gone if we don’t stand up and fight.”
By our reporters, 2 September 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to those in attendance at anti-Johnson protests in London, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Bristol.
“The stress in healthcare is at a tipping point”
By Alex Johnson, 2 September 2019
Judy Davidson was part of the psychiatric research team that recently uncovered the high incidence of suicide in the nursing industry.
“We need to be paid back”
Autoworkers vote to strike, denounce UAW treachery ahead of contract deadline with GM, Ford and Chrysler
By our reporters, 27 August 2019
Nearly unanimous votes for strike authorization express the determination of autoworkers to reverse decades of concessions.
By Samuel Davidson, 23 August 2019
Miners blocking shipments of coal from a bankrupt mine have the backing of other workers and residents in eastern Kentucky
By Zac Corrigan, 22 August 2019
Residents spoke about life in a country where the police kill with impunity to defend a capitalist social order based on historic levels of inequality.
Socialist Equality Party wins support for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning at Manchester Peterloo Massacre commemoration
By our reporters, 22 August 2019
SEP campaigners distributed WSWS’s call for a worldwide campaign to defend Assange and Manning.
Comments from August 13 SFUSD school board meeting
By Toby Reese, 15 August 2019
At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD Board of Education), numerous speakers eloquently addressed the issues involved in the censorship of Victor Arnautoff’s “Life of Washington” mural.
An interview with historian Brenda Wineapple, author of books on Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson
“Writing is a solitary and private act … I’m going to say what I think is true”
By David Walsh, 13 August 2019
Brenda Wineapple has written a number of intriguing books, including White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Hawthorne: A Life; and The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.
By our reporters, 9 August 2019
“It speaks volumes about Australia’s position in the world that it’s not willing to take a stand against the United States and protect an Australian citizen.”
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 August 2019
John Shipton condemned the Australian government’s refusal to raise the issue of Assange with the US, or to take any action in his defence, declaring: “Silence is complicity.”
“The DWP, Amber Rudd and the officers that trawled through the information regarding Stephen have got blood on their hands”
By our reporter, 26 June 2019
Craven represented Stephen Smith during his struggle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
By a WSWS Reporting Team, 25 June 2019
WSWS reporters spoke with workers and other impoverished residents of Chennai about the severe water crisis afflicting India’s fourth largest metropolitan area.
By Will Morrow, 19 June 2019
For the last two weeks, the Parti de l’égalité socialiste has campaigned in Paris for this Sunday’s public meeting in defense of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
By our reporters, 5 June 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those who attended Tuesday’s protests in London against US President Donald Trump.
“I felt that sitting behind my laptop just wasn’t enough and so I decided to try and organise something myself”
By Steve James, 3 June 2019
Flex organised a protest in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning outside the US Consulate last Saturday.
John Pilger speaks out:
By our reporters, 31 May 2019
Investigative journalist, broadcaster and film maker John Pilger spoke to the media outside the Westminster Magistrates Court about Assange’s case.
By our reporter, 31 May 2019
The WSWS spoke to Joseph A. Farrell, a WikiLeaks ambassador and a Centre for Investigative Journalism board member.
“We are told that we live in a democratic society, but this proves it’s not the case”
By our reporters, 31 May 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those protesting outside Westminster Magistrates Court against efforts to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.
“They spit on our solidarity”
By Kayla Costa, 24 May 2019
Since rideshare drivers participated in a global one-day strike on May 8 to oppose the billion-dollar market frenzy for Uber’s IPO, Lyft drivers have reported compensation cuts of up to 27 percent.
By our reporter, 21 May 2019
The WSWS spoke to Fidel Narváez, former consul at the Ecuadorian embassy, who was among protesters opposing plans for the police to search and confiscate the possessions of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
London meeting to free Assange and Manning
By our reporters, 18 May 2019
Audience members at livestream viewings in Scotland of the SEP’s May 12 London meeting in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning spoke to the WSWS.
“He’s not just a journalist, he’s one of the most significant journalists of all time”
By our reporters, 15 May 2019
Audience members at last Sunday’s meeting in London in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning spoke to reporters from the World Socialist Web Site .
“This administration clearly wants to go after journalists”
Chelsea Manning restates her refusal to testify against Julian Assange as new grand jury subpoena looms
By Niles Niemuth, 13 May 2019
Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program just three days after being released from federal detention, Manning made clear that she will resist the new grand jury subpoena, even at the cost of being sent back to prison.
“He should never have been found fit to work in a million years!”
By Margot Miller, 1 May 2019
Smith, from Liverpool, died emaciated on April 15 aged 64, after suffering years of chronic ill health, yet still had been declared fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions.
“Capitalism is a terrible scheme that robs people of their labor”
By Michael Walters and George Marlowe, 20 April 2019
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra management reiterated its demand that musicians give up their traditional pensions and also canceled concerts through the end of April.
By Oscar Grenfell, 16 April 2019
“The powers that be want to use the persecution of a successful and effective publisher as a warning to us all not to challenge their power and their crimes.”
By our reporters, 16 April 2019
WSWS reporters spoke about the arrest and imprisoning of Julian Assange with young people who attended last Friday’s rally against climate change in Leeds, England.
“It seems to be class warfare”
By George Marlowe, 15 April 2019
Clarinetist and striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musician John Bruce Yeh spoke on the major issues of the strike as well as broader questions of social inequality and authoritarianism.
By our reporters, 15 April 2019
Tom Peters from the Socialist Equality Group (NZ) told the rally that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s life will be in danger if he is extradited from Britain to the US.
By our reporters, 15 April 2019
“What they are doing though won’t stop us. We will find a way to free Julian and any other journalists who come under attack.”
Youth and students speak in support of upcoming meetings series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality - US, 5 April 2019
This speaking tour is a major political event and is taking place against the backdrop of a global promotion of extreme right politics by bourgeois parties around the world.
An interview with Mike Leigh, director of Peterloo: “You don’t run out of steam if what you do…is to literally hold the mirror up to nature”
By David Walsh, 5 April 2019
The WSWS spoke to British filmmaker Mike Leigh during the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018.
Swindon Honda workers speak out
By our reporters, 1 April 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those attending last Saturday’s demonstration in Swindon, England, against the threatened closure of Honda’s car plant.
An interview with Australian author Gabbie Stroud
By Sue Phillips, 27 March 2019
“It’s almost as if our system doesn’t need a reformation, it needs a re-creation. It’s like we need to dismantle it and start again from the ground up.”
By our reporters, 26 March 2019
David North and Christoph Vandreier addressed a Saturday public meeting on “The lessons of the 1930s and the struggle against the far right today,” organised by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair.
By our reporters, 25 March 2019
Reporters for the World Socialist Web Site spoke to demonstrators at Saturday’s anti-Brexit protest in London.
By our reporters, 20 March 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to attendees at the launch of the English-language edition of Why Are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany at London’s Foyles bookshop.
“Think of how many lives and families were ruined”
By Marcus Day, 19 March 2019
The announcement of charges against former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell has provoked widespread disgust and anger among workers.
By our reporters, 19 March 2019
At protests coinciding with the end of Macron’s fraudulent “grand debate,” “yellow vests” supported the developing struggle by Algerian workers and youth.
Victimized Indian autoworker and leader of fight to free framed-up workers speaks to WSWS:
Jailing the Maruti Suzuki workers for life “is meant to encourage the capitalists to further enslave the working class”
By our reporters, 18 March 2019
Jitender Dhankhar—a victimized Maruti Suzuki worker and leader of the fight to free the 13 of his former co-workers at the Manesar car assembly plant who have been jailed for life on frame-up charges—has provided the following interview to the World Socialist Web Site.
Voices at the London Solidarity Vigil in defence of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
By our reporters, 13 March 2019
WSWS reporters spoke to some of those attending Saturday’s Solidarity Vigil outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand freedom for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
By V. Gnana and Alex Lantier, 12 March 2019
On Sunday, Algerians organised protests again in Paris and Marseille, a week after a protest of 1,000 Algerians took place in Montreal, Canada.
By our reporters, 12 March 2019
“If Julian doesn’t receive freedom, if Chelsea Manning is not released, then we are going down a slippery slope.”
By our reporters, 6 March 2019
“We need to demand of the government, ‘what are you going to do to assist Julian now?’ We should not be beating around the bush because his life is in danger.”
By our reporters, 5 March 2019
“People want to bring him home so he can continue his work of bringing these corporate and government criminals to justice.”
“We always have money for wars but not for public education”
By our reporters, 28 February 2019
Teachers, students and other workers expressed their determination to fight on the fifth day of the strike by 3,000 educators in Oakland, California.
By our reporters, 28 February 2019
“I’m going on March 3 and I think everyone should come because we need to take action to free Assange and end war.”
“My story belongs to every single human being who has sacrificed and risked their life in search of a better life”
By Angel Andres and Anthony del Olmo, 20 February 2019
The threats posed by an unforgiving terrain and climate are only a portion of the dangerous landscape that is filled with the Mexican police, cartel thugs and the US border patrol.
By our reporters, 20 February 2019
“I’m going to come to the rally to defend freedom of speech and freedom of the press”—Adam, University of NSW.
By Rebecca Decario, 13 February 2019
On the second day of their strike, teachers picketing at East High School described the inherent inequalities of merit pay.
“We have to stand up and learn how to be strong on our own”
By our reporters, 12 February 2019
Autoworkers explained why they attended the demonstration and the strategic demands raised by the march, including the fight for rank-and-file committees and the unity of US, Canadian and Mexican workers.
By our reporters, 5 February 2019
“I support the rally to free Assange. It is important for us to hold this protest to show that we will not tolerate any further attack on our democratic rights.”