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US corporate profits hit new record

US corporations are enjoying the largest profit margins since 1950 as the Biden administration pledges to oppose any public health measures in response to the pandemic that might impinge on profits.

Shannon Jones

Rise in cornonavirus outbreaks in German workplaces

Alongside the health authorities and company managements, the trade unions and their affiliated works councils ensure that infection rates are concealed and business operations continue as workers fall ill.

Dietmar Gaisenkersting

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Farmworkers in Sonora state rebelled against terrible working conditions and seized control of a migrant camp. Transit workers in Buenos Aires staged a wildcat strike demanding a wage increase and year-end bonuses.

Biden administration to America: Prepare to die from COVID-19

Amid the deepening surge of the Delta variant in the US and the growing spread of the Omicron variant globally, White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci explicitly opposed a strategy aimed at eliminating and eradicating COVID-19.

Evan Blake

Detroit schools reopen Monday as COVID-19 sweeps Michigan

The state government headed by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has abandoned any effort to fight the right-wing campaign against mask mandates and other executive orders which she issued in the course of 2020.

Our reporters

COVID-19 must be eradicated to stop dangerous new variants

The emergence of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is a devastating exposure of the herd immunity policy implemented by capitalist governments, which oppose lockdowns and other critical public health measures necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

WSWS Editorial Board

UK midwives hold vigils protesting acute staff shortages

Midwives along with students of midwifery and support staff up and down the country held protest vigils on November 21, drawing attention to the dire conditions and staff shortages affecting maternity services across the UK.

Sascha Woodson

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

India: West Bengal hospital nurses demand wage rise; Cambodian workers blockade garment factory over victimisation; New South Wales and Queensland bus drivers’ strike; Auckland supermarket distribution workers walk out over pay

Stagecoach Yorkshire UK bus drivers launch a week of strike action

Unite is already undermining a joint struggle by deciding on separate action. Bus drivers at the garages in Barnsley and Rotherham will strike from November 27 until December 3, while action in Sheffield will run from November 28 to December 4.

Tony Robson

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Warning strikes continue in German public sector pay dispute in hospitals, day-care centres, schools and other public services; protests across England and Wales by midwives and student midwives organised independently of unions on social media highlight staff shortages; protests across Tunisia over axing of job creation measures; thousands of dairy industry workers across South Africa start indefinite strike over pay and jobs

Ambulances called nearly 1,000 times to Amazon’s UK warehouses

Amazon’s Black Friday profits will not be jeopardised by the #MakeAmazonPay coalition, whose top-down protests are aimed at suppressing a worldwide rebellion by workers against social inequality and capitalist exploitation.

Laura Tiernan
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