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Michigan COVID-19 hospitalizations pushing medical facilities to occupancy limits

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The exponential surge in coronavirus cases in Michigan during the months of October and November has resulted in an alarming increase in the number of patients entering hospitals across the state with 53 facilities at 75 percent or higher bed occupancy.
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Company Town: a damning look at the role of Unifor in the GM Oshawa plant closure

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The film follows events from the time of the closure announcement in November, 2018 until the final day of production a year later.
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Israel’s siege means death for Gaza’s COVID-19 patients

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The Hamas government has said the Gaza Strip “lacks oxygen-generating machines, ventilators, protective gear, and hygiene materials. Thirty-two percent of basic drugs and 62 percent of drugs and materials for medical laboratories are not available.”
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Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Ten years since WikiLeaks published the US diplomatic cables

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
WikiLeaks contributed to a growing recognition among workers and young people that state criminality and ruling class conspiracies are not accidents or the work of a few bad individuals, but the product of a whole social system based on the rule of competing oligarchies which must be overthrown.
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Brazilian government intensifies herd immunity campaign amid new COVID-19 surge

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
With the beginning of the second wave, Bolsonaro is carrying out an anti-vaccine campaign, while state governments align their policies to a de facto herd immunity policy.
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Greek general strike against attacks on right to demonstrate and devastating coronavirus policy

28 novembre 2020 à 06:00
As the total number of infections in Greece exceeded the 100,000 mark and the death toll rose to over 2,000, doctors, nurses and public employees, transport workers, dockworkers, journalists, teachers and cultural workers took part in the strike.
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British government’s pandemic response threatens art and culture

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The initial wage furlough scheme made no provision for self-employed and freelance workers, who make up the bulk of arts workers. When the government did eventually introduce its Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, many artists did not benefit.
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Layoffs leave New York City-area nursing homes unprepared as the pandemic intensifies

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Faced with increased costs, care facilities are cutting staff, jeopardizing the lives of elderly residents.
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Youth and workers shut state-run phosphate plant in Tunisia demanding jobs; four-hour national public sector strike in Italy in protest at pandemic social and health catastrophe; months-long strike of nurses in Zimbabwe sold out by unions; community health workers continue stoppages and protests for pay rise and improved conditions
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Union official denounces WSWS, seeks to intimidate workers at Australia Post meeting

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
At a meeting last week, a CEPU official responded to a workers’ call for collective action with a hysterical outburst against the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party.
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Labour-run Croydon council declares bankruptcy due to rampant property speculation

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The council has outlined spending cuts demanding hundreds of job losses and will “stop delivering some services that we know our communities find valuable.”
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COVID-19 death of Ontario youth worker—a tragic outcome of the ruling elite’s criminal school reopening policy

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Ingrid Salt was employed as a child and youth worker at a school in a low-income north-west Toronto neighbourhood.
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Censored Planet: University of Michigan research finds worldwide increase in internet censorship

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Data collected by a group of UM researchers has revealed that online interference is growing internationally and that “the world’s freest countries are not safe from internet censorship.”
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French National Assembly adopts “global security” ban on filming of police

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The “global security” law threatens fundamental, constitutionally-protected rights and establishes the effective framework of a permanent, fascistic police state.
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Amid COVID-19 disaster on university campuses, students must build campus safety committees!

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Students are being treated as little more than cash cows for a marketised higher education system and scapegoats for a programme of “herd immunity”.
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The anti-refugee police riot in Paris: A warning to the working class

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
An irrepressible conflict is emerging between the working class and the financial aristocracy, powerful sections of which support building a fascist police state
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Australian PM seeks to protect revenue from China while reasserting US alliance

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Morrison pleaded that Australia should not have to choose between its “enduring alliance” with the US and a “beneficial relationship” with China.
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Millions of Indian workers join national general strike against Modi government’s social attacks

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Yesterday’s strike was a powerful blow against the Modi government’s relentless barrage of Hindu chauvinism targeting Muslims and religious minorities, and other ruling elite attempts to promote caste and communal divisions.
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‘Popoy’ Lagman: A Stalinist rival of the Communist Party of the Philippines

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
While he rejected the armed struggle in the countryside, Lagman, like Sison, sought to subordinate Filipino workers to their class enemies, the bourgeoisie, in the name of national democracy.
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US CDC plans to reduce quarantine time after potential COVID-19 exposure

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The purpose of reducing the isolation period to as little as seven days is to ensure workers will be back on the job faster, even though the CDC admits this will increase the transmission of the virus.
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“Any return to ‘normality’ is a long way off”: Musicians and technicians speak to the WSWS

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Several British artists and performance technicians spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about the impact of the pandemic on them and their work.
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UFCW ignores strike vote by West Virginia Kroger workers, pushes through sellout agreement

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The contract rammed through by the United Food and Commercial Workers would impose lower wages and higher health care costs onto essential workers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Study finds meatpacking plants were responsible for 8 percent of coronavirus cases in opening phase of pandemic in the US

27 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The findings of the study are an indictment not only of the major meatpacking companies themselves but the entire political establishment.
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Tens of millions of workers to join all-India general strike

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
As a direct consequence of the reaction of ruling elites to the pandemic, focused on profits and share prices, social opposition in the working class is erupting.
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What the rich are thankful for

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Amid mass unemployment, hunger and death, America’s financial oligarchy is celebrating a bumper year.
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Australian war crimes report points to history of military atrocities and coverups

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
For all the mythology of heroic and honourable armed forces, the report outlines more than a century of illegal killings, massacres and other abuses.
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Australia: Residents speak out against northern NSW school closures

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
“For families like mine, this is a real panic situation! I’m in social housing and very grateful to have a roof over our heads, but if I can’t give my son a quality education in the area, then I am going to have to move.”
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Greece’s hospitals face collapse in the second coronavirus wave

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
With death and infection figures skyrocketing, doctors and nurses are sounding the alarm over the crisis in Greece’s health care system.
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Thai protesters defy threat of draconian lèse-majesté law

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Some 15,000 demonstrators joined the protest which was directed against the monarchy and the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn in particular, who has transferred crown assets worth an estimated $40 billion into his own hands.
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Famed Turkish pianist, composer Timur Selçuk dies at 74

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Selçuk was a prominent example of the layer of Turkish intellectuals who turned to the working class amid the political radicalization and social struggles of the 1970s.
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India’s ruling elite welcomes Biden-Harris victory in US presidential election

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The warm welcome for the President-elect is based on the calculation that a Biden administration will be no less committed than Trump’s to expanding the anti-China Indo-US “global strategic partnership.”
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UK student nurse and her daughter speak out on impact of pandemic

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with Elizabeth, a student nurse in her final year in Manchester, and her daughter Claire, aged 15, about their experiences during the pandemic.
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What UAW President Rory Gamble is really thankful for this Thanksgiving

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Few, if any, workers will read the trite and clichéd Thanksgiving message from United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, published Wednesday on the UAW's web site. But it is worth mentioning for its sheer hypocrisy.
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Thousands of US college students return home for Thanksgiving amid surging pandemic

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
After the disastrous reopening of campuses this fall led to hundreds of thousands of cases, countless college students are bringing the coronavirus home with them.
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US jobless claims and hunger spike as Congress goes on vacation

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Amid historic levels of unemployment, disorganized partial lockdowns without stimulus are leaving workers and small businesses without protection from the coronavirus or social support.
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The Democratic Socialists of America pleads with Biden not to appoint Rahm Emanuel

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
A petition opposing the appointment of Emanuel to President-elect Biden’s administration simultaneously exposes the right-wing record of the Democratic Party and the utter bankruptcy of its DSA faction.
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Hailing election security, New York Times drops its “Russian meddling” narrative

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The fact that it is absent from the Times’ November 22 editorial makes absolutely clear one basic fact: the entire anti-Russia narrative is a deliberate fabrication.
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Biden delivers pablum and pretense as he consolidates a right-wing administration

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
In a Thanksgiving message and a television interview, the president-elect dismissed the ongoing threat to democratic rights from President Trump.
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Meet the Censored: Andre Damon

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Increased content moderation has been sold as a tool to control the far right, but the World Socialist Web Site was among the first to sound the alarm.
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Iraq’s economic and political crisis threatens to ignite new upheavals

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Iraq has become a key political battleground in US imperialism’s militaristic confrontation with Iran, further exacerbating its crisis.
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UK Chancellor launches austerity offensive: “Our economic emergency has only just begun.”

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The cost of this unprecedented economic collapse will be paid in its entirety by the working class.
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Pseudo-left Fourth International Bureau announces suspension of NSSP

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
For three decades, the Pabloites have sanctioned every opportunist twist and turn of its Sri Lankan affiliate as it has sought to subordinate the working class to one or other section of the ruling class and its two major parties.
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President Trump issues full pardon of former national security advisor Michael Flynn

26 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Trump’s action ends the case against the right-wing White House aide who lied to the FBI during the early days of the investigation into claims of “Russian interference” in the 2016 US elections.
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Mass layoffs loom for Silicon Valley service workers

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
With many white-collar workers working from home, tech giants are threatening the jobs of thousands of cafeteria, janitorial, transportation and other service workers.
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Further statements from Australia in defence of Dr. Scalice against the slanders of the CPP

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
“Presenting the truth, especially in history, is a dangerous activity because it exposes class interests, interests which the ruling class, and its supporters, will defend with all measures.”
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Jacobin and Democratic Socialists of America promote illusions in a “progressive” Biden administration

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The central role of Jacobin is to prevent any political break with the Democratic Party as Biden constructs a reactionary administration based on Wall Street and the military.
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Greek government bans protests, imposes authoritarian measures utilising pretext of pandemic

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
The escalation of state repression in Greece must be seen in the context of increased militancy in the working class and among youth over the authorties’ criminal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Southwest Airlines gives ultimatum to workers: wage cuts or furloughs in 2021

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Southwest Airlines is demanding a 10 percent pay cut as US air carriers that received a $25 billion bailout cut costs in order to boost profits.
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New York City teachers union pushes for fast return to in-person classes

25 novembre 2020 à 06:00
Less than a week after New York City’s Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to close schools due to the spreading pandemic, the United Federation of Teachers is calling for them to be reopened.
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