By Evelyn Rios, 19 January 2021
The struggle of Hawaii nurses has reached a critical juncture. They should reject the attempts to sabotage their actions and begin organizing independently of the trade unions.
Morgues overflow, air quality restrictions on crematoriums suspended as Los Angeles County surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases
By Angelo Perera, 19 January 2021
Some hospitals report operating at over 300 percent capacity as southern California counties procure dozens of refrigerator trucks to hold the dead.
By Fred Mazelis, 19 January 2021
The statement by the famed leader of the Chicago Symphony came in response to a call from the musicians, who have been without pay since last spring.
As COVID cover-up continues
By Stephen Fuller, 19 January 2021
After receiving millions of dollars in incentives to construct a new plant in Detroit, management attempted to short pay workers on negotiated wage increases, while covering up the spread of COVID-19.
By Erik Schreiber, 19 January 2021
Drivers and warehouse workers at Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, the largest produce market in the world, are striking against inadequate protections during the pandemic and management’s refusal to raise their hourly wage by one dollar.
By Jacob Crosse, 19 January 2021
An analysis by the Associated Press reveals direct material connections between the White House and the fascist coup attempt.
By Matthew MacEgan, 19 January 2021
Jones, who faces persecution in response to her efforts to expose the spread of the pandemic in Florida and in K-12 schools across the US, was released on bond Monday morning after turning herself in to Florida police Sunday night.
By Benjamin Mateus, 19 January 2021
The global vaccination distribution has been characterized as a “catastrophic moral failure” by the WHO’s director-general. Despite the US predominance in access to these life-saving vaccines, its national vaccine initiative has been a dismal disaster.
By Jack Temple, 18 January 2021
The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.
By Jacob Crosse, 18 January 2021
The Democrats’ calls for “unity” come as more revelations confirm the high-level coordination between Capitol Police, the FBI, and the military in facilitating the storming of the Capitol on January 6.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2021
Jones is being prosecuted by the state of Florida for exposing its effort to cover up cases of COVID-19 and opposing the state’s policy of prematurely reopening schools.
By Tadakatsu Čapek, 18 January 2021
Two years after betraying the strike by 33,000 teachers, the United Teachers Los Angeles is collaborating with state and local Democrats to reopen schools in the epicenter of the world pandemic.
By Kevin Reed and Brady Leonard, 18 January 2021
The city has filed a counter lawsuit against a group of protesters who successfully argued in their own case that police officers used excessive force to crack down on demonstrations last year against police brutality.
By Benjamin Mateus, 18 January 2021
Life expectancy in the US has declined dramatically, by more than one year, due to deaths associated with COVID-19 infections. Adding to the catastrophe of the pandemic, a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected across more than 12 states, threatening to further exacerbate the crisis.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18 January 2021
The German employment agency published the official unemployment figures for December 2020, reporting an increase to 2.7 million unemployed, 480,000 more than in the same month last year.
By Omar Ali, 18 January 2021
Whatever the specific timetables of the various provincial governments, they are all determined to force educators, students, and support staff back into unsafe school buildings as the COVID-19 pandemic surges.
Ontario teacher denounces unions’ “feckless response” to government’s ruinous handling of the pandemic
By A letter from an Ontario teacher, 18 January 2021
“What is emerging among educators not just in Ontario or Canada, but throughout the world is the realization that educators must rely on our biggest asset and resource—that is ourselves!”
Three million in Los Angeles County have been infected with COVID-19 as workplace outbreaks reach all-time high
By Kevin Martinez, 16 January 2021
The virus is so widespread, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the infection rate has likely been slowed down by the large numbers of people who have already contracted it and developed a temporary immunity.
As proof of high-level conspiracy mounts
Justice Department proposes internal investigation to cover up state involvement in January 6 coup attempt
By Eric London, 16 January 2021
Although the January 6 attempt failed at seizing power, the entire political establishment is now lurching further to the right.
By Zac Corrigan, 16 January 2021
At least three Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can’t contain.
By Jacob Crosse, 16 January 2021
The package, which falls woefully short in meeting the current crisis for millions of workers and their families, will be further watered down as the Democrats seek “bipartisan” support from Republicans.
By Carl Bronski, 16 January 2021
Unifor may try as early as this Sunday to force through a new contract, replacing that scheduled to expire this fall.
By Kate Randall, 16 January 2021
The US government executed two prisoners Thursday night and early Saturday as the Trump administration continued its killing spree in advance of the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on January 20. The US Supreme Court allowed both executions to proceed.
By Chase Lawrence, 16 January 2021
Patrick Warren, Sr. was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home as his family watched in horror.
By Nick Beams, 16 January 2021
In an interview on Thursday, Powell said there was “real sensitivity” among investors about asset purchases and the Fed did not talk about an “exit” because “markets are listening.”
Lightfoot administration blocked release of video showing Chicago police crushing woman’s leg with SUV
By George Gallanis, 16 January 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her Democratic administration, aware of the growing social tensions in Chicago’s working class, are concerned that the quick release of incriminating police violence videos can lead to massive social upheavals.
Vote “No” to the UFCW-backed union at Alabama Amazon facility! Build rank-and-file committees to defend worker rights
By International Amazon Workers Voice, 16 January 2021
Workers need organization and a leadership to fight, but bitter experience has shown that the unions do not represent workers.
By James Langley, 16 January 2021
The indifference of UFCW Local 431 to the plight of workers in the plant is so unconcealed that it was even acknowledged by the local press.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 16 January 2021
The attempts by various left journalists to deny that the events of January 6 were an attempted coup undermines resistance to the danger of fascism.
By Cordell Gascoigne and Jessica Goldstein, 16 January 2021
Following the sellout of the strike by 400 aluminum workers in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the United Steelworkers continues to hide details of the contract.
By Alexander Fangmann, 16 January 2021
The announcement is a continuation of the rollback of Obama’s normalization of relations as the island has been hit hard by COVID-19 and a deepening economic crisis.
By James Brewer, 15 January 2021
Snyder and eight others were indicted Thursday on charges relating to the criminal poisoning of the city’s water supply that began almost seven years ago.
By Our reporters, 15 January 2021
There is growing opposition throughout Chicago to the city’s Democratic leaders aggressive push to reopen schools, bars and restaurants as COVID-19 infections are ripping through schools and other workplaces.
By Chase Lawrence, 15 January 2021
The US Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, despite clear evidence of her mental incompetency.
By Shannon Jones, 15 January 2021
The adjusted number of new jobless claims rose to 965,000 for the week ending January 9 as the US Federal Reserve reports 20 percent of low-income workers are unemployed.
By Kevin Reed, 15 January 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse, the right-wing vigilante who shot three anti-police violence protesters in Kenosha on August 25—two of them to death—was photographed celebrating at a bar with members of the fascist Proud Boys shortly after his January 5 arraignment and not guilty plea.
By Andre Damon, 15 January 2021
To implement its homicidal policy of herd immunity, the ruling class is resorting to ever more violent and dictatorial forms of rule.
By Alexander Fangmann, 15 January 2021
A potential cluster of infections has emerged at McCutcheon Elementary on the city’s North Side, leaving just one educator in the building, while the CTU works to isolate teachers and prevent them from taking any independent initiative.
By Bryan Dyne, 15 January 2021
Such efforts will only spur the pandemic to ever greater heights of death in a country where there are already more than 3,400 newly reported deaths each day.
FBI reveals “dozens” of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup
By Jacob Crosse, 15 January 2021
In addition to active Republican politicians and off-duty military and police, many militiamen and fascists claiming membership in the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters marched on the Capitol
By James Vega, Debra Watson and Eboni Davis, 14 January 2021
Since mid-October more than 13,500 people in the U.P. contracted the virus, a three-fold increase since the pandemic began in March.
California health care worker explains how COVID-19 catastrophe has been fueled by the drive for profit
14 January 2021
The WSWS encourages health care workers to speak out on the disastrous conditions which are now overwhelming hospitals due the reopening and “herd immunity” policies pursued by the ruling class in countries around the world.
By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2021
All the talk of “unity” and “bipartisanship,” the Democrats’ eternal mantra, means in reality that there will be no settling of accounts with those who incited the January 6 insurrection.
Details emerge exposing high-level coordination between fascists, police and Republican politicians in lead-up January 6 coup attempt
By Jacob Crosse, 14 January 2021
New revelations confirm several Republican congressman conspired with fascistic elements in carrying out the attempted coup.
By Laurent Lafrance and Roger Jordan, 14 January 2021
Tensions between Canada and China are growing sharper as Ottawa swings ever more openly behind US imperialism’s aggressive diplomatic, economic and military-strategic offensive against Beijing.
By Nick Beams, 14 January 2021
Concerns are starting to be voiced that the orgy of speculation, literally feeding off the death and destruction of the pandemic because of the actions of the Fed, could end in a major crash.
By Evan Blake, 14 January 2021
Tuesday’s event, organized by an umbrella group of teacher unions led by pseudo-left officials, was a political stunt aimed at channeling opposition to in-person instruction behind dead-end appeals to the Democratic Party.
By Eric London, 13 January 2021
The Democratic Party’s appeals for compromise with Republican conspirators amid the ongoing coup threat makes clear the need for an independent working class intervention to stop the growth of fascism in America.
By Alexander Fangmann, 13 January 2021
As district officials continue to peddle lies about the safety of reopening schools, CTU is negotiating over a reopening plan that would split the working class and undermine the struggle to close non-essential workplaces until mass vaccination is carried out.
By Peter Ross, 13 January 2021
More than one in ten of the total number of COVID-19 deaths in California since the beginning of the pandemic took place in just the last week, at a rate of almost 500 per day.
Release all internal investigations into last July’s Rideau Hall attack!
By Roger Jordan, 13 January 2021
Full disclosure of everything known about the army reservist Hurren’s attack and the activities of the far-right groups with which he was associated is necessary to alert and mobilize the working class against the mounting threat to its democratic rights.
By Shawn Velia and John Andrews, 13 January 2021
A body camera recording released by the Modesto Police Department in California shows an unarmed man gunned down, and then shot a second time while trying to surrender with his hands raised.
By Benjamin Mateus, 13 January 2021
It has been one year since the first person died from complications caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.
By Joanne Laurier, 13 January 2021
The Midnight Sky, a post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by George Clooney, is done with some care and sensitivity, but ends up primarily as an exercise in resignation.
Mexican Interjet workers begin strike; St Vincent Hospital workers launch protests in Boston
12 January 2021
Some 5,000 workers at Interjet airlines struck airports in four cities to demand back wages while hospital nurses in Boston are staging pickets to demand safe staff to patient ratios
Ford “Finish Strong” ad campaign invokes nationalist mythology as cover for company’s “herd immunity” policies
By Tim Rivers and Tom Hall, 12 January 2021
Ford’s advertising blitz is aimed at covering up its own crimes, and those of the capitalist ruling class as a whole, with patriotic, militaristic bluster, portraying the virus as a common external enemy for the country to unite against.
By Jacob Crosse, 12 January 2021
With four decades as a diplomatic point man for US imperialism, Burns has been pivotal in regime-change operations and the consolidation of pro-US dictatorships.
Matthew MacEgan, 11 January 2021
The first ERFSC meeting of 2021 was attended by over 150 educators and other workers from across the US and around the globe.
By Kayla Costa, 11 January 2021
In California, there are 511 active workplace outbreaks connected to the infections of 10,000 employees in service, logistics, food processing and other industries.
By Naomi Spencer, 11 January 2021
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has ordered elementary and middle schools to reopen for daily in-person instruction beginning January 19, even as infections and deaths surge.
By Eric London, 11 January 2021
Trump’s January 6 fascistic insurrection had high level support from within the Republican Party and critical sections of the police and military-intelligence apparatus.
By Jessica Goldstein and Tom Hall, 11 January 2021
Perhaps more than anyone else, Musk personifies the parasitic character of the corporate-financial oligarchy which dominates society.
By Bryan Dyne, 11 January 2021
At the current rate, more than a quarter million people will die across the globe before the end of January, including more than 60,000 in the US alone.
By Alexander Fangmann, 11 January 2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and school officials continue to press bringing children back into classrooms on Monday in the face of widespread opposition among parents, teachers and other educators.
By Frédéric Charlebois, 11 January 2021
“We’ve lost control of the epidemic,” exclaimed Dr. Antoine Delage, a pulmonologist at a hospital south of Montreal.
By Kevin Reed, 11 January 2021
A group of 200 employees have formed a union called the Alphabet Workers Union that is open to all employees and contractors at the parent company of the tech giant Google and is affiliated with the Communications Workers of America of the AFL-CIO.
11 January 2021
25 years ago: Hashimoto replaces Murayama as Japan’s prime ministerOn January 11, 1996, Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), became prime minister of Japan. He succeeded Tomiichi Murayama after the latter’s sudden resignation on January 5 opened a new stage in the breakup of the postwar political system in Japan.
Texas Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 9 January 2021
We are fighting to unify the working class across Texas and throughout the region to close all schools and nonessential businesses and oppose the fascistic conspiracies of Trump.
By Harvey Simpkins, 9 January 2021
In response to a recent survey conducted by the Tennessee Educators Association over 84 percent of educators reported a negative “emotional impact” from working in public education during the pandemic.
By Eric London, 9 January 2021
New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.
“They just see us as numbers.”
By Isaac Finn, 9 January 2021
An Amazon worker in Ohio describes the bureaucratic nightmare of returning to work in the midst of a deadly pandemic following a planned leave of absence.
By George Gallanis, 9 January 2021
The footage of Martina Standley’s terrifying ordeal exposes yet another drop in the bucket of the bloody record of the Chicago Police Department, overseen by the Democratic Party for nearly a hundred years.
By Benjamin Mateus, 9 January 2021
The United States saw more than 4,000 deaths yesterday from COVID-19 infections. The vaccine rollout continues to be a fiasco, while new coronavirus variants are demonstrating more aggressive behaviors.
By Debra Watson, 9 January 2021
Nearly 20,000 active and retired carpenters and millwrights in the Detroit metropolitan area are facing deep cuts in their pensions in July 2021.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 9 January 2021
Canada’s political leaders all blurred over the most salient fact: that the coup attempt was organized by Trump with the complicity of the Republican Party leadership and sections of the security apparatus.
By Tom Hall, 9 January 2021
The disastrous Labor Department report did not halt the speculative orgy on Wall Street, where the run-up in share values is driven by an endless flow of free money from the Federal Reserve.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 January 2021
Less than 48 hours after hundreds of people, incited by President Trump and backed by top officials in the Republican Party, stormed the US Capitol, Biden called for “unity” with his “Republican colleagues.”
By Jacob Crosse, 9 January 2021
Freezing out Bernie Sanders and Sanders’ fellow “progressives,” President-elect Joe Biden rounded out his right-wing cabinet by selecting Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary.
By Emma Arceneaux, 8 January 2021
With the surge of infections overwhelming health systems across the country, state and local governments led by both Democrats and Republicans continue to restart in-person schooling.
By William Quartermaine, 8 January 2021
Arnold Herrera had just recently been certified as a brakes and electrics specialist before succumbing suddenly to the coronavirus last weekend.
By Kevin Martinez, 8 January 2021
The situation in southern California remains especially dire, with Los Angeles County emerging as a global epicenter of the virus.
By Jacob Crosse, 8 January 2021
Despite weeks of advance notice that thousands of people would be descending on DC and Congress on the orders of Trump, Capitol police made little effort to prevent their entry.
By Kevin Reed, 8 January 2021
The Trump administration’s Cyber Unified Coordinating Group (UCG) published a press release on Tuesday stating that the Russian government was responsible for the hacking of the SolarWinds Orion platform.
8 January 2021
Five workers at Canada’s long-term–care facilities have died from COVID-19 within little more than a week.
By Andrew Timon, 8 January 2021
These cuts are just the first expression of what is to come if there is no organized opposition in defense of education and particularly the arts and humanities.
Shippensburg faculty member demands action to save jobs and university education for working-class students
By Douglas Lyons, 8 January 2021
Layoffs, the closing of schools, and academic cuts are being pushed by the new chancellor at Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
“It’s going to take the working class to stop them”
By our reporters, 8 January 2021
Autoworkers, teachers, retirees and other sections of the working class reacted with outrage as fascist supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol Wednesday afternoon, forcibly disrupting the certification of Biden’s presidential victory.
By Shannon Jones, 8 January 2021
Weekly unemployment claims remained steady at just under 790,000 for the week ending January 2, as economic data pointed to a net loss of jobs in December after months of gains.
By Nick Beams, 8 January 2021
The main source was in speaking fees, particularly from Wall Street banks, including $992,000 which Yellen received from the Citi investment bank for nine appearances.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 January 2021
The Democratic Party is joining with the Republicans and the Trump administration to cover up for those politically responsible for fascist violence at the US Capitol.
By Genevieve Leigh, 8 January 2021
In response to the unprecedented events in the nation's capital, leading members of Jacobin magazine responded by downplaying the seriousness of the attack and opposing those calling it a “coup.”
By Our reporter, 7 January 2021
Democratic state senators, after scattered protests, allowed the anti-democratic farce to proceed.
By Alex Findijs, 7 January 2021
Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.
By Erik Schreiber, 7 January 2021
The results of Democratic Governor Phil Murphy’s refusal to enact necessary restrictions are high numbers of new coronavirus cases, outbreaks in schools and a tripling of coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes in December.
By Carl Bronski, 7 January 2021
Canada’s health and senior’s care systems are buckling under a second wave of the pandemic for which the entire political establishment is responsible.
By Benjamin Mateus, 7 January 2021
With the death toll from COVID-19 projected to accelerate over the next several weeks, some governments are attempting to compensate for problems in the production and distribution of vaccines by delaying the second dose, despite a lack of data proving the efficacy of a prolonged dose regimen.
By David North, 7 January 2021
The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.
By Dan Conway, 7 January 2021
As COVID-19 cases and deaths break records, California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will provide cash-strapped districts with extra funding if they resume unsafe in-person learning.
“You tell someone you have COVID, you are in trouble”
By Shannon Jones, 6 January 2021
Production at the Jeep complex went forward full throttle over the holidays while the cover-up of COVID-19 cases and intimidation of workers at the plant continued.
By Diana Green and Evan Winters, 6 January 2021
Gebbers Farms persistently and openly violated basic COVID-19 safety precautions even after regular government inspections and three worker deaths in July.