A previously scheduled rally and sit-in at the administrative offices of Wayne State University by Students for Justice in Palestine was blocked by campus police, who stopped students from entering the building and denied their basic right to peaceful protest.
The 14.4 percent pay increase of the three-year agreement does not come close to restoring real wages after the 19 percent inflation over the past three years, much less provide for rising prices over the next three.
Provisional data from the CDC indicate a rise in life expectancy of 1.1 years due to a decline in COVID deaths for 2022. However, this does not make up for the 2.4 years lost during the first two years of the pandemic.
Several hundred University of Michigan students marched and rallied in the rain on Friday to denounce the U-M administration’s arbitrary cancellation on Thursday of a student referendum vote on a resolution urging the university to acknowledge the genocidal character of Israel’s war in Gaza and divest from companies profiting from the slaughter.
As the US has stepped up its military build-up against China, Tokyo has engaged in its own remilitarisation and joined Washington’s diplomatic efforts to consolidate an anti-China bloc throughout the region.
As US imperialism is seen as a pariah across the globe due to its support for the Israeli genocide in Gaza, pseudo-leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has invited US Special Forces to train their Mexican counterparts.
Walton has been rewarded with her new six-figure position in the union bureaucracy after proving her anti-worker bonafides by selling out a strike by 55,000 education workers and scuttling a general strike movement which threatened to bring down the hated Ford government.
Sri Lankan public sector workers demand higher living allowances; India: Maharashtra contract health workers’ strike enters sixth week; Australia: Queensland water utility workers strike for higher wage; New Zealand nurses begin new campaign for better pay and conditions.
In an effort to defame young people who want to stop Israel’s genocide in Gaza, New York’s political establishment, including Mayor Eric Adams, Senator Chuck Schumer and the corporate media have roundly condemned a student protest that took place last week at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens as an outburst of violent antisemitism.
The election victory of the right-wing extremist Geert Wilders in the Dutch parliamentary elections is the product of the complete bankruptcy of the former left-wing forces and at the same time expresses the shift to the right of the entire political establishment.
Amid the ongoing gutting and long-term running down of public education, the new right-wing coalition government is to re-establish previously discredited Charter schools as a step towards widespread privatization.
The attack on 76-year-old Professor Peter Slezak underscores the fraud of the entire official campaign over antisemitism, which is being used to delegitimise opposition to Israeli war crimes and to embolden far-right Zionist forces.
India’s US-aligned, Hindu-supremacist government has forbidden all expressions of support for the besieged and bombarded Palestinians of Gaza in Indian-occupied Kashmir, where half-a-million Indian security forces continue a decades-long campaign of brutal repression.
GM CEO Mary Barra and Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson delivered the remarks nine days after the UAW bureaucracy pushed through a company-friendly contract, which was opposed by 47 percent of GM’s production workers.
One-day general strike in Czech Republic in opposition to austerity across public and private sectors including teachers, doctors and car workers; walkout at Iranian University as students without hijab targeted amid further strikes and protests over pay and social conditions; maritime workers in Nigeria ready to walkout in solidarity with truckers at the ports suffering harassment and extortion
An organiser of the protest explained that “A lot of the students who are affected by this are international students and we’ve heard of instances where international students, especially from the Arab world who are involved in these types of events, are threatened with their visas being taken away.”
The Zionist group’s use of #MeToo style accusations to intimidate political opponents of the genocide in Gaza exposed the reactionary nature of the anti-democratic feminist politics supported by all sections of the French pseudo-left and the French trade union bureaucracies.
The continuation of daily raids on the West Bank during the six-day truce in the bombardment of Gaza underscores the commitment of the Israeli regime to a policy of genocide against the Palestinian people, for which it enjoys the support of the imperialist powers in North America and Europe.
Schumer’s speech, which was warmly received by Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the mainstream press, is an incitement to more intense repression of pro-Palestinian student groups and anti-genocide protesters.
With the death toll in Gaza exceeding 15,000 and the horror of Israel’s war of annihilation made even more clear by on-the-spot reports during the bombing lull, and worldwide protests against the genocide continuing unabated, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking to present himself as an evenhanded advocate for both the Israeli state and the Palestinians.
Prior to the reading of Awartani’s statement at his vigil, Brown University President Christina Paxson was booed off the podium by students for refusing to endorse a ceasefire in Palestine and the divestment of Brown from war profiteers.
The strike by 66,500 teachers has shut down approximately 40 percent of Quebec’s public schools and set a militant example for the more than a half-million other provincial public sector workers across the province without contracts since March.
Opposition continues to mount among rank and file actors and entertainment workers after details of the tentative agreement between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) were released last Friday.
It is an obscenity that the livelihoods of fighters for the working class are threatened. Those who should face the axe are the pro-company bureaucracy responsible for the betrayal of those they were meant to represent.
The focus on the supply chain as a national security issue is an ominous warning that, on top of the proxy war against Russia in Ukraine and the Israeli genocide in Gaza, Washington is moving rapidly towards opening a third front, this time against China.
After the censorship campaign against Roger Waters in the US and Europe, the acclaimed singer has been targeted on the Latin American leg of his “This is Not a Drill” tour amid Israel’s genocide in Gaza.
Cases of influenza-like illnesses have seen thousands of children hospitalized recently. China’s health authorities have told the World Health Organization that these illnesses are being caused by the continuing rise in mycoplasma pneumonias combined with other known seasonal viral pathogens.
One week after he was fired, Altman was restored as CEO of the leading artificial intelligence technology company as a result of a staff revolt, combined with the intervention of Microsoft Corporation and other powerful sections of the ruling class.
Anees, whose family is Palestinian, said, “There’s a saying—the United States has no feelings, it has interests. I think the Palestinian is just an inconvenience for the broader policy in the Middle East.”
Three days into the first letup in Israel’s two-month-long bombardment of Gaza, film crews have begun to document the evidence left behind by the deliberate mass murder of Gaza’s civilian population in what is the world’s largest crime scene.
The journalists condemned the phony “both-sidesism” of official coverage, insisted on centering the historical oppression of the Palestinians and demanded their right to report on war crimes and genocide.