The war in Ukraine has finally exposed the pro-imperialist character of the Left Party. It fully supports the German government’s war propaganda. Criticism of NATO will no longer be tolerated.
The tax filings detail how the foundation spent much of the $77 million it received in donations in fiscal 2020, including $32 million to gamble on the stock market.
The Socialist Equality Party is standing Senate teams in three states in order to present a genuine socialist alternative to the broadest possible audience, and prepare for the convulsive working-class struggles ahead.
January 6 Select Committee requests to interview Republican lawmaker who provided “tour” of Capitol grounds day before coup
In a letter, the committee wrote that they believed Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk had “information regarding a tour” he led through parts of the Capitol the day before the coup.
The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists in the Australian elections: Parochialism and parliamentary cretinism
The Victorian Socialists’ campaign has nothing to do with a fight against capitalism and its political defenders. Instead, the Victorian Socialists are seeking to consolidate a position on the “left” flank of that very political establishment.
Biden administration pushes for NATO accession of Finland, Sweden, as Senate passes $40 billion aid package for Ukraine
With the push for NATO's accession of Sweden and Finland and the gigantic $40 billion aid package, Washington is signaling unambiguously that the response of US imperialism to the military setback in Mariupol is a further escalation of its proxy war with Russia.
A verbal “slip” by George W. Bush, in a comment about the war in Ukraine, has drawn attention to the far greater crimes of American imperialism in the wars begun by Bush and his father.
At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.
An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to nine countries outside of Africa, with 101 cases reported as of this writing. Confirmed or suspected cases have been identified in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (17), and the United States (2).
Once again the UAW is trying to rush through a vote on a tentative agreement without providing workers with full details or the time necessary to study and discuss.
New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.
Richmond refinery workers are fighting for their safety and the safety of those in their community, but winning this strike requires breaking free of the isolation and duplicity of the USW.
Workers at all the Arconic facilities under the last USW agreement had voted unanimously to strike in the run-up to the contract expiration, expressing an extraordinary determination to win significantly higher pay.
Stellantis workers in suburban Detroit expressed solidarity with Detroit Diesel and CNH workers who have rejected the United Auto Workers' efforts to impose pro-company contracts
The mass infection policies enforced by the federal government have left teachers, staff and students entirely unprotected in schools as cases surge.
The US Senate passed by unanimous consent the Access to Baby Formula Act on Thursday, but it will not end the shortages in stores that are expected to persist for weeks if not months.
The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism’s control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.
In-store video shows DeAnthony VanAtten shopping prior to being shot in the parking lot by East Lansing, Michigan police
East Lansing police belatedly released in-store surveillance video that shows DeAnthony VanAtten buying corn and macaroni and cheese at the checkout of a Meijer grocery store before he was chased, shot at in the parking lot by two officers and struck twice non-fatally by one of them.
The miniseries dramatizes how a young female CEO started and grew a biotech company that delivered on none of its promises, defrauding patients and bilking investors of 100s of millions of dollars.
The New York Times’ op-ed column by Timothy Snyder—“We Should Say It. Russia is Fascist”—is yet another example of the Yale professor’s role as an unscrupulous purveyor of historical falsification aimed at legitimizing the US-NATO war against Russia.
Sri Lankan workers and rural poor must mobilize against the Rajapakse-Wickremesinghe austerity agenda!
Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s newly installed prime minster, delivered an address to the nation Monday that attempted to exploit the country’s dire economic crisis to justify a massive assault on workers and rural toilers.
Ontario construction workers demand unified struggle as trade unions keep strikers divided: “We need everybody to come out to strike”
Anger is mounting among the strikers over the role of the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) and other unions, which are dividing workers by profession and even within the same local, by ordering some to remain on the job while others strike.
Numerous reports attest to acute social distress, including millions of people suffering soaring levels of hunger.
Call centre workers in Spain strike for pay rise as continuing healthcare workers’ stoppages are joined by teachers’ strikes over pay, conditions and funding; South African Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners’ 11-week pay strike continues as tax collectors and bus workers threaten walk out; protests across Iran over cuts to food subsidies joined by teachers’ protests for free education and bus drivers’ strike in Tehran; educators walk out across France and in French schools abroad over pay, conditions and funding
Biden administration says government has no role in producing baby formula amidst nationwide shortage
Seeking to tamp down immense social anger, Biden’s invocation of the Defense Production Act will do little to alleviate the immediate crisis while further exposing the bankruptcy of capitalism.
Australian workers and young people voice their support for the Socialist Equality Party’s election campaign
“I used to vote for major parties, but what you put forward is a good program.”
The Socialist Equality Party is the only party standing in the May 21 federal election which fights in the interests of youth and students, and the working class as a whole.
Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—Part 2: Hitler’s accomplices, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
The political-ideological fount of the fascist forces that are playing such a prominent and reactionary role in contemporary Ukraine, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, supported the Nazis’ war of annihilation against the Soviet Union.
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As US daily COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, White House makes clear that it will take no serious action
The refusal of the American government to do anything to address the latest surge of COVID-19 underscores the basic truth that the fight against the pandemic will only be taken forward by the working class.
Yesterday’s large-scale sell off on Wall Street, in which shares of major retail companies experienced their biggest decline since the October 1987 Black Monday stock market crash, was in response to clear indications the US and global economy are moving rapidly into recession.
The Postal Workers’ Rank-and-File Committee warns that a union-backed Labor government will deepen the assault on the working class, advance the drive to war and continue the homicidal “let it rip” COVID-19 agenda.
Iowa BNSF rail workers speak out on impact of Hi Viz policy: “It’s like your kids don’t know who you are, your dog doesn’t recognize you”
Workers placed no confidence in federal arbitration as a means to resolve Hi Viz and other issues in their favor, despite the efforts of the SMART and BLET unions to promote illusions in it.
The ACTU’s feigned concern over wages is a cynical exercise to drum up support for the election of another pro-market Labor government.
Workers at FireKing, a manufacturer of fireproof cabinets in the Indiana suburbs northwest of Louisville, Kentucky, are facing a strikebreaking operation mounted by management during the second week of their strike.
UAW President Ray Curry sits on board of directors of Mercedes-Benz, parent company of Detroit Diesel
The revelation of Curry’s position on the board underscores the corrupt financial interests behind the UAW’s adamant efforts to block a strike at Detroit Diesel.
Sri Lankan attorney general orders arrest of leaders of mob violence against anti-government protesters
The belated arrests are a bid to deflect the widespread outrage over the violent attack on protesters voicing the sentiments of millions in their call for the president to resign and the deep social crisis to be alleviated.
Democrats and Republicans are citing the drop in student enrollment during the pandemic to justify a new assault on public education.
Both capitalist parties are in deep crisis, with the Republican Party more and more openly fascistic, and Democratic voters dissatisfied with Biden and the congressional leadership.
The nationwide strike points to growing anger in the working class over the Labour Party-led government’s austerity measures, the soaring cost of living, and the worsening death toll from COVID-19.
The Cannes Film Festival is the latest cultural institution or event to disgracefully provide a public stage for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to promote the US-NATO war against Russia.
A leading member of the anti-Putin punk rock group declared that Russia does not have “a right to exist anymore.”
Educators at day care facilities and social workers have been fighting since the beginning of March for improved pay and a reduction in workloads for the 330,000 workers employed in the sectors. But the negotiations conducted by the unions offer no resolution of their problems.
Some 6,000 nurses face a contract expiration July 1, with the Michigan Nurses Association making no preparations for a serious struggle.
World Bank Chief economist Carmen Reinhart commented, “I don’t want to be melodramatic, but it’s not a far stretch that food insecurity and riots were part of the story behind the Arab Spring.”
The consultative ballot is a mechanism for demoralizing workers while buying time to reach an arrangement with management in behind-closed-doors negotiations. If this is ASDA’s final offer, what is there to discuss other than a sellout?
“Labour, Conservative, they’re all friends”: UK workers speak on cost-of-living crisis as inflation surges to over 11 percent
This week a Sky News survey found that 27 percent of Britons aged 16-75 “skipped meals” in April.
The task at hand is not to “defend the protocol”, but to mobilise the working class for a socialist Ireland, a socialist Britain and the United Socialist States of Europe.
Today, on May 18, millions of people are commemorating the bloody massacre of Tamil fighters and civilians at Mullivaikal that ended Sri Lanka’s 26-year communal war.
Around the world, in developing and so-called advanced countries alike, millions are facing food insecurity and hunger amid soaring prices and shortages of food.
The Greens have dispensed with any pretense of opposition to the major parties. In practice, they have abandoned most of their policies on climate change, the party’s stated raison d’etre.
The Apparel Workers’ Action Committee warns that this repressive move could be extended to other centres of the working class in both the private and public sectors.
The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official “let it rip” pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.
The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract
The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding “reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education.”
While the Labor party and Coalition whip up xenophobic sentiment, only the SEP fights in this election to end the persecution of refugees.
Los Angeles County workers are being asked to approve a contract that would further erode their living standards.
These endless delays, which help only management not workers, must be brought to an end. Detroit Diesel workers should demand that UAW Local 163 immediately set a strike deadline for no later than May 24.
In the course of his remarks, Biden managed to omit the words “Trump” and “Republican,” or name a single Republican official, media outlet or commentator who has promoted the racist and anti-Semitic themes of the “Great Replacement.”
Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-File Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.
The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.
The UAW is reportedly floating the possibility of suspending the strike and ordering a return to work without a contract, which would signify an abject surrender to the company’s intransigent demands for concessions.
Washington D.C. transit union calls off 3-day strike, agrees to below-inflation wages for 150 D.C. transit workers
D.C. Circulator drivers will see their wages eaten up by inflation as an even greater crisis in the region’s transit system looms.
What is behind the International Socialist League’s support for the US/NATO war drive against Russia?
For revolutionary internationalists, the determining question is not “who fired the first shot,” but rather what is the general character of a given war and the social forces behind it.
In an article marking the grim milestone, Global News acknowledged that the “true death toll could be thousands higher,” since “two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths may have been missed.” If this is the case, Canada’s real death toll amounts to a staggering 120,000 people.
The actual death toll resulting from the German government’s coronavirus policies is much higher than its official statistics show. This is proven by the latest study by the World Health Organisation on excess mortality in the first two years of the pandemic.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel can make the announcement any time from tomorrow, May 18 until May 31. Assange was put in this perilous situation by a series of rulings delivered by the British judiciary over the last year.
UK: Arriva Yorkshire bus workers ballot for strike action against pay offer less than half the rate of inflation
At Arriva Yorkshire, the starting hourly rate for bus drivers in the first year is £9.79 (just 29 pence more than the minimum wage). Drivers then graduate to £10.91 for two years, before reaching the top rate of £12.15.
“Earlier some of us thought the union was on our side. After the agreement was announced I heard from school staff. Everyone thought the agreement was a joke.”
Wickremesinghe offered no relief for workers or the poor, millions of whom are struggling to put food on the table. Instead, he emphasised the depth of the economic crisis to justify the harsh measures that he intends to take.
Helsinki and Stockholm’s formal applications to join the aggressive Western military alliance were prepared in close consultation with the major imperialist powers.
Even as Washington presses its war drive, divisions exist within the ASEAN member countries over US aggression towards China and Russia.
Amid the US-led war against Russia in Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated his opposition to moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
Professors at the National University of Rosario in Argentina launched a one-day strike on May 13, while the city of Colón, Panama saw a one-day general strike over worsening social conditions.
Michelle Heughins is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the brutal killing of John Neville by prison guards at the Forsyth County Jail, when she was the only one who tried to save his life.
There is a clear overlap between the anti-Semitic manifesto of the Buffalo gunman and the embrace of the “replacement theory” by large sections of the Republican Party and its allied media.
Sunday’s party election campaign events underscored the deepening crisis of the increasingly detested two-party system of rule.
Enthusiastic participants at Sunday’s meeting peppered SEP candidates with a broad range of questions about the party’s anti-war and revolutionary socialist program.
Over 34,000 teachers and support staff in the nation's second largest school district are facing a battle over wages and school conditions.
A wildfire in Orange County gained nationwide coverage last week as dozens of multi-million dollar mansions in the city of Laguna Niguel were burned to the ground by a fast-moving blaze.
A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.
In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous “science experiment” being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials
The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the “return to normal” for their own selfish economic and political reasons.
Lawrence Tabak’s Foxconned: A valuable forensic analysis of a disastrous, politically motivated scam
Tabak crafts a commendable and thorough charting of the reckless Foxconn debacle in Racine, Wisconsin but political conclusions must be drawn.
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have risen to national prominence by promoting themselves as representatives of the “anti-war” and “left-wing” sentiments of masses of people, but their pro-war actions speak louder than words.
The working class stayed at home because workers did not see themselves represented by any of the establishment parties; for their part, the affluent urban middle classes turned to the Greens, the most belligerent of all parties.
The Texas government’s assault on the democratic rights of transgender people follows similar attacks on democratic rights in Texas and throughout the country by the Republicans.
Unlike many other countries, investigations in such cases in Germany are carried out by the police authorities themselves. There is no independent prosecution authority in Germany, despite the fact that the number of police killings is rising steadily.
Striking Ontario construction workers speak out: “What they’re offering is nothing. It’s a slap in the face. Corporate greed”
Asked what an acceptable offer would look like, a striker replied, “It should at least match inflation. If we’re going below that, we’re not making money. We can’t afford anything here. It’s hard. I pay rent. It’s hard for me to do rent and food. Gas is really expensive.”
Thousands turned up to greet her coffin and help carry it through the West Bank cities of Jenin, Nablus and Ramallah, making this the biggest Palestinian funeral in decades, exceeding that of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah in 2004.
A driver told the WSWS that support for a ‘no’ vote inside the garage was high, and that his colleagues “don’t want to accept it, and I won’t accept it.”
As police attempted to arrest a delivery driver for “immigration offences” a group of local people moved in to stop them taking him away.
Thousands of protesters in over 300 cities marched in opposition to the pending overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
It is necessary to state bluntly: The mass shooting on Sunday was a political crime. It was carried out by a racist and anti-Semite on the basis of a definite, fascist political ideology.
The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called “stablecoins” are collapsing.
“The money that the government is giving is not enough… It’s a bit of a kick in the guts when you see on the news that the governments are putting all this money into war, when we have a war zone right here.”
Canadian imperialism’s fascist friends—Part 1: Ottawa’s decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia
The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich’s downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.
Pseudo-left Socialist Alliance seeks to chain workers and youth to Labor and the Greens in Australian elections
The Socialist Alliance campaign has nothing to do with socialism or the interests of the working class. Instead, its purpose is to subordinate workers and young people to Labor and the Greens, as both hurtle ever further to the right.
As Finland and Sweden prepare to join the NATO alliance against Russia, the NATO countries and Japan are planning a vast global intensification of imperialist militarism.
Berlin, which is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO’s proxy war against Russia, is also pushing ahead with German imperialism’s offensive in Africa.
Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.
Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.
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