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UK’s chief rabbi aids right-wing campaign against Corbyn

The witch hunt against Corbyn and the wider left has been made possible by Corbyn’s refusal to mobilise the hundreds of thousands who joined the Labour Party based on his pledge to oppose austerity and militarism against the Blairite right wing.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times’ 1619 Project

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.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

US media ramps up anti-China campaign over Uyghur “human rights”

Washington has a long record of cynically exploiting “human rights” to justify regime-change operations, military provocations and wars, while ignoring the gross abuses of key allies.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

After union surrenders, Telangana mobilizes police to bar “fired” TSRTC workers’ return

The unions instructed the 48,000 TSRTC workers to end their courageous anti-privatization strike and report for work Tuesday. But the government, intent on purging the workforce, barred their way.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Five dead in Minneapolis, Minnesota high-rise fire

Most of the victims were Somali immigrants in a neighborhood near the city’s downtown area.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

German autoworkers protest as unions sanction wave of jobs cuts

Hardly a day passes without a large or small company announcing redundancies and savings measures in highly industrialize state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Teamsters for a Democratic Union endorses ex-Hoffa lieutenant for union president

TDU’s 180-degree turn behind the thuggish Sean O’Brien exposes the critical role it plays in propping up the authority the Teamsters bureaucracy.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

In defiance of repression, Colombian workers mount second national strike in the past week

In the face of intense police repression that has already killed four protesters, workers and youth took to the streets to voice their hostility to the right-wing Duque administration.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Renewed surge in US mergers

Last Monday alone, takeover deals amounting to more than $70 billion were announced as multinational firms sought to tighten their grip on the markets in which they operate.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

UAW keeps FCA workers in the dark on contract talks, painting corruption exposures as “outside distractions”

In a letter to FCA workers Monday, UAW-FCA Vice President Cindy Estrada attempted to pretend as if the corruption scandal had no bearing on otherwise pristine negotiations.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Australian establishment’s anti-China campaign goes into overdrive

There is little doubt that the anti-China barrage in Australia is the result of consultations with, and substantial pressure from, the US military and intelligence establishment.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Trump threatens to designate Mexican cartels as “terrorists”

The step would set the stage for direct US military interventions in Mexico, while pressuring the Mexican government to escalate militarized repression of social opposition.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Socialist Equality Party campaigns at Chalcot Estate in North London

Most of the Chalcot Estate’s 717 homes, roughly 3,000 people, were evacuated in June 2017 after fire experts told the local council they could not guarantee the tower blocks they lived in were safe. They are still not safe.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Social counterrevolution and the decline in US life expectancy

A study published this week by theJournal of the American Medical Association confirms that the fall in life expectancy in the US is the product of a decades-long assault on the working class.
  • 28 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Trump signs Hong Kong “democracy” bill

Entitled the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act”—and passed by the US Congress with only one dissenting voice, making it veto-proof—the legislation has nothing to do with either.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Calls grow for mass December 5 protest strike against French pension cuts

Amid an international resurgence of class struggle, it is critical for workers to take control of their struggles from the hands of the corrupt union bureaucracies.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

German government plans new military interventions, massive rearmament

The German army is preparing for new military interventions. The plans were announced by the German defence minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, on Monday at a Bundeswehr base in Saarland.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Sri Lankan president appoints minority government and puts security forces on alert

While the new administration will continue draconian “national security” measures, it confronts deep-seated popular opposition to the attacks on social and democratic rights.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

A socialist response to the global jobs massacre in the auto industry

The announcement of 9,500 job cuts by the German automaker Audi is part of a global offensive against the jobs and living standards of autoworkers all over the world.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Podemos party backs Spanish internet censorship law

The about-face of Podemos after the November 10 elections to back censorship is yet another bitter lesson in the treachery of this petty-bourgeois, “left populist” party.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Australian Labor Party shuts down parliamentary discussion on Assange

It is a glaring exposure of the thoroughly rotten character of the Labor Party that, on the issue of Assange, it is well to the right of Joyce, a conservative nationalist and populist.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Over 250 students arrested in Michigan by ICE in fake university scam

After arresting 161 students in January and February earlier this year, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement revealed that they had detained an additional 91 students in an ongoing sting operation conducted by the federal agency.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Thousands of Croatian teachers are continuing strikes over pay while 25,000 health staff in Northern Ireland have taken industrial action and Zimbabwe unions have called a mass demonstration over deteriorating economic conditions.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Brookings Institution study finds a staggering 44 percent of US workers earn low wages

The study’s finding that 44 percent of the US workforce earn low wages paints a devastating picture of the realities of capitalism and working class life in the world’s wealthiest country.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 1

The FBU’s study is all the more important in the context of a concerted smear campaign by the media and the official Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which have set out to cover up the principal causes of the fire and shift the blame towards the London Fire Brigade and firefighters.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Australia: Queensland parliament forum reflects growing support for Assange

While largely focussed on lobbying parliamentarians, the meeting gave expression to the deep-felt concern of working class and professional people over the persecution of the WikiLeaks founder.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Scott Z. Burns’ The Report  exposes CIA torture, then absolves the Democrats

The Report is a film dramatization of the events surrounding the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into and writing of a report on pervasive CIA torture under the Bush administration.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Some production resumes as US copper miners’ strike drags on

The USW, which leads the nine different unions that represent workers in the mines, has downplayed the company’s efforts to break the strike.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Low wage rises in Australia “become the new normal”

A survey conducted by the accounting and financial firm PwC has found that 13 percent of the Australian workforce is being underpaid.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Delay in publication of UK security report used to feed anti-Russian campaign

Allegations of Russian attempts to influence the UK’s 2016 EU referendum and 2017 general election reveal sharp factional disputes within the British bourgeoisie.
  • 29 novembre 2019 à 06:00

After student sets himself on fire, French youth protest: “Precariousness kills”

Anas K.’s desperate action and his scathing denunciation of the Macron government and of capitalism have reverberated powerfully among tens of thousands of students who face the same dire conditions.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Iraqi prime minister offers resignation after army unleashes bloodbath

Adel Abdul Mahdi’s announcement followed the massacre of protesters in two southern Iraqi cities and the capital Baghdad, in which at least 62 were killed.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Explosions at Texas petrochemical plant force over 40,000 to evacuate their homes

The Port Neches plant, owned by the Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has been out of compliance for years and fined multiple times by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Imperialist powers intensify pressure on Iranian regime in wake of protests

US imperialism is chiefly responsible for the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf. But the claims of the Iranian regime that “collective security” can be achieved by establishing a closer military alliance with Beijing and Moscow are reactionary.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Mercedes-Benz to cut more than 10,000 jobs

The announcement is part of a sweeping assault on jobs in the international auto industry.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Berlin Tax Office withdraws charitable status from Nazi victims’ organisation

The decision is tantamount to a ban, depriving the organisation of tax concessions vital to fund its work.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Australian bank chief resigns over money laundering charges

This latest scandal does not directly involve cheating customers, but centres on allegations of evading official transaction-tracking measures.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

John Pilger visits Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison: “Look how you frighten them!”

The following speech was delivered by veteran investigative journalist John Pilger to a public meeting in London on November 28 at St Pancras New Church.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Groundswell of support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange

The surge of support for Assange is a welcome blow to the conspiracy of silence surrounding his persecution, enforced by governments, establishment parties and the corporate media around the world.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost-cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 2

The FBU’s lengthy study is all the more important in the context of a concerted smear campaign by the media, the police investigation and the official Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which have set out to cover up the principal causes of the fire and shift the blame to the London Fire Brigade.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Hillsborough families denied justice for 96 deaths after 30 years, as ex-police chief walks free

David Duckenfield, former match commander of the South Yorkshire Police, was found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal condemns government’s treatment of indigenous children

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Hundreds attend London meeting to demand freedom for Julian Assange

The largest meeting held in London to date reflects growing opposition to plans by the US government to extradite and imprison Assange for exposing war crimes, illegal mass surveillance and state corruption.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

The Triumph of Injustice, by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: How tax cuts for the rich fuel inequality

Saez and Zucman argue that the systematic reduction of taxation of the rich and widespread tax evasion by corporations have been major factors in the growth of social inequality.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

John Deere demands further job cuts through “voluntary separation program”

The “voluntary separation program” was announced just prior to Deere’s posting of lower net income during its fourth quarterly earnings call.
  • 30 novembre 2019 à 06:00

Anger mounts among FCA workers as UAW prepares to ram through sellout deal

The UAW plans to get local officials to rubber stamp the deal on Wednesday and start ratification votes by the end of the week.
  • 2 décembre 2019 à 06:00

SEP meeting in Alice Springs demands freedom for Assange and Manning

“Something inside me told me that I had to do everything to defend Assange… It was going to be one of those life-defining moments for me”—Margaret Richardson
  • 2 décembre 2019 à 06:00

Brazil’s Bolsonaro founds new fascistic party

The party’s founding follows repeated threats to impose police state measures if large-scale demonstrations like those in Chile erupt in Brazil.
  • 2 décembre 2019 à 06:00
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