By Jean Shaoul, 18 December 2021
B’Tselem's statement that Israel is an apartheid regime confirms not only what critics of Israel’s brutal suppression of the Palestinians have long been saying, but also the historic bankruptcy and reactionary culmination of the Zionist project and all such nationalist programs.
By Andre Damon, 23 January 2021
On Friday, Facebook carried out a purge of left-wing, antiwar and progressive Facebook pages and accounts, including members of the Socialist Equality Party.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 January 2021
Among those supporting Bakri are British film directors Ken Loach and Asif Kapadia, Finnish screenwriter and director Aki Kaurismaki, Palestinian filmmakers Michel Khleifi and Annemarie Jacir and Israeli director Eyal Sivan.
By Patrick Martin, 22 January 2021
Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn took part in the meeting where Army leaders initially refused requests to send the National Guard to the US Capitol.
By Justus Leicht, 22 January 2021
The German public television network ARD began the new year with a controversial programme examining the value of police using torture to compel suspects to confess.
By Daniel de Vries, 21 January 2021
Teachers, transit and other workers in New York City denounced Tuesday’s police attack on striking warehouse workers and are calling for unified action to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty wages.
By John Malvar, 21 January 2021
The return of the Philippine military to the University of the Philippines campuses is both a salvo in the ongoing struggle between rival factions of the elite and another step towards authoritarian rule.
By Alex Findijs, 20 January 2021
FBI charging documents against leading members of the Oath Keepers paramilitary group include text messages and other communications showing a high level of coordination and the intention to kidnap and kill elected officials.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 20 January 2021
The Biden administration is taking office in the midst of an existential crisis of the entire American political, social and economic system.
By Daniel de Vries, 20 January 2021
The NYPD arrested five workers as the warehouse workers' strike extended to day 3.
By Steve James, 20 January 2021
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi is the only person to be convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people
By Thomas Scripps, 20 January 2021
The sum total of Corbyn’s position—of the man built up by the pseudo-left for years as a socialist messiah—is “Please Sir Keir! Throw me a bone!”
By Jean Shaoul, 20 January 2021
Museveni’s regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.
By Alex Johnson, 20 January 2021
Two public school workers from Florida died earlier this month after contracting COVID-19 under conditions of an unmitigated spread of the virus in school districts statewide.
By Kevin Reed, 20 January 2021
The right-wing politics of the incoming Biden administration were revealed at the congressional hearing for Homeland Security secretary nominee Alejandro Mayorkas and in an announcement that immigration legislation would be moved on the first day of the new administration.
By Alex Lantier, 19 January 2021
Ten years after revolutionary uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, explosive anger is building in working-class districts across North Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
19 January 2021
Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper interviewed WSWS reporter Andre Damon on the most recent episode of Rolling Stone’s Useful Idiots podcast.
By Matthew MacEgan, 19 January 2021
Jones, who faces persecution in response to her efforts to expose the spread of the pandemic in Florida and in K-12 schools across the US, was released on bond after turning herself in to Florida police.
By Peter Symonds, 18 January 2021
While the spread of COVID-19 was the stated reason, the anti-democratic powers invoked are above all directed against the working class.
By Jack Temple, 18 January 2021
The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2021
Jones is being prosecuted by the state of Florida for exposing its effort to cover up cases of COVID-19 and opposing the state’s policy of prematurely reopening schools.
As proof of high-level conspiracy mounts
Justice Department proposes internal investigation to cover up state involvement in January 6 coup attempt
By Eric London, 16 January 2021
Although the January 6 attempt failed at seizing power, the entire political establishment is now lurching further to the right.
By Kate Randall, 16 January 2021
The US government executed two prisoners Thursday night and early Saturday as the Trump administration continued its killing spree in advance of the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on January 20. The US Supreme Court allowed both executions to proceed.
By Chase Lawrence, 16 January 2021
Patrick Warren, Sr. was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home as his family watched in horror.
Lightfoot administration blocked release of video showing Chicago police crushing woman’s leg with SUV
By George Gallanis, 16 January 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her Democratic administration, aware of the growing social tensions in Chicago’s working class, are concerned that the quick release of incriminating police violence videos can lead to massive social upheavals.
By Chase Lawrence, 15 January 2021
The US Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, despite clear evidence of her mental incompetency.
By Alejandro López, 15 January 2021
Spain’s conservative Popular Party, the main parliamentary opposition to the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, is debating whether to endorse the campaign waged by army officers and the fascist Vox party for a coup d’état.
By Max Boddy, 15 January 2021
The Australian Border Force has responded to the protests with violence and punitive segregation measures.
FBI reveals “dozens” of neo-Nazis and white supremacists on Terror Watch List traveled to D.C. for January 6 coup
By Jacob Crosse, 15 January 2021
In addition to active Republican politicians and off-duty military and police, many militiamen and fascists claiming membership in the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and III Percenters marched on the Capitol
By Eric London, 13 January 2021
The Democratic Party’s appeals for compromise with Republican conspirators amid the ongoing coup threat makes clear the need for an independent working class intervention to stop the growth of fascism in America.
By Shawn Velia and John Andrews, 13 January 2021
A body camera recording released by the Modesto Police Department in California shows an unarmed man gunned down, and then shot a second time while trying to surrender with his hands raised.
By Max Boddy, 9 January 2021
After being denied the right to peacefully demonstrate, detainees set fire to mattresses and buildings in the immigration prison.
By Alejandro López, 9 January 2021
As Trump attempted a coup in Washington, Spanish officers wrote to Defence Minister Margarita Robles, demanding she “change the course” of the elected government.
By Eric London, 9 January 2021
New revelations show the fascist putsch was prepared with the involvement of sections of the military, police and Republican Party and that the danger has not passed.
By George Gallanis, 9 January 2021
The footage of Martina Standley’s terrifying ordeal exposes yet another drop in the bucket of the bloody record of the Chicago Police Department, overseen by the Democratic Party for nearly a hundred years.
By Jacob Crosse, 8 January 2021
Despite weeks of advance notice that thousands of people would be descending on DC and Congress on the orders of Trump, Capitol police made little effort to prevent their entry.
By Ben McGrath, 8 January 2021
Beijing’s primary fear is that the working class will start to fight for its own class interests in Hong Kong and opposition will spread throughout the rest of China.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 8 January 2021
The Democratic Party is joining with the Republicans and the Trump administration to cover up for those politically responsible for fascist violence at the US Capitol.
By Our reporter, 7 January 2021
Democratic state senators, after scattered protests, allowed the anti-democratic farce to proceed.
By Thomas Scripps, 7 January 2021
Judge Baraitser said in her decision Wednesday, “As far as Mr Assange is concerned, this case has not yet been won.”
By Alex Findijs, 7 January 2021
Governor Ricketts said during a press conference that undocumented immigrants in the meat processing industry will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine and his spokesman said its distribution will be prioritized by citizenship status.
By David North, 7 January 2021
The fascist insurrection in Washington DC is a turning point in the political history of the United States.
By Oscar Grenfell, 6 January 2021
In line with his government’s support for US-led wars and the accompanying assault on democratic rights, Prime Minister Scott Morrison immediately ruled out any attempt to secure Assange’s freedom.
By Jacques Valentin, 6 January 2021
The French daily Le Monde revealed that Bruno Roger-Petit, an advisor to President Emmanuel Macron, met for lunch with Marion Maréchal on October 14.
By Chase Lawrence, 6 January 2021
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, announced Monday the mobilization of 500 National Guard soldiers ahead of the decision to aid the police in the suppression of expected protests.
By Jacob Crosse, 6 January 2021
In two razor-thin races in the state of Georgia, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
By Andre Damon, 6 January 2021
The events of this week have made clear that US President Donald Trump is actively engaged in a conspiracy to reject the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, overthrow the Constitution, and establish a dictatorship in the United States.
By our reporters, 6 January 2021
“We demand that all legal proceedings be dropped and that he be released from prison, and only then will his psychological torture finally end.”
By Patrick Martin, 5 January 2021
US President Donald Trump doubled down on his efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in a speech in Georgia Tuesday, pledging, “They are not taking this White House, we are going to fight like hell.”
By Thomas Scripps, 4 January 2021
A political decision has been reached that upholds the threat to democratic rights represented by the prosecution’s case, leaves Assange in danger of continued persecution, and demands the intensification of the campaign to secure his freedom.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 31 December 2020
The “left populist” Podemos party and its ruling social-democratic allies are hushing up active plotting for a coup that has taken place throughout virtually the entire year.
By Thomas Scripps, 31 December 2020
Building the necessary campaign in the working class requires a political reckoning with the forces that have worked to isolate Assange—the media and civil rights organisations of the petty-bourgeois “liberal” fraternity, the pseudo-left and the trade union and Labour bureaucracy.
By Health Workers Action Committee of Sri Lanka, 30 December 2020
Sri Lankan health workers denounce the persecution of data scientist Rebekah Jones and hail her determination to protect lives by exposing the real extent of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
By Alex Findijs, 24 December 2020
Andre Hill was reportedly visiting a friend to deliver money for Christmas presents when the police arrived in response to a reported disturbance. Hill had barely stepped out of the garage when he was shot multiple times by an officer.
By Sue Phillips, 23 December 2020
Teachers and support staff at Footscray High in Melbourne met in the final days of the school year to show their support for Jones.
Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 22 December 2020
Indian workers must intervene as an independent political force in the crisis precipitated by the farmers’ agitation and rally the rural masses under their leadership to fight the Modi government and bourgeois rule.
Crisis mounts in Chicago as Lightfoot admits lying and an official resigns following brutal police raid
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 December 2020
The resignation of Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner is part of a campaign to deflect attention away from the deeply entrenched lawlessness and violence that has been cultivated in the police through nearly a century of Democratic Party rule.
By Patrick Martin, 21 December 2020
The president and his aides discussed the possibility of declaring martial law and rerunning the presidential election in key states during a meeting Friday in the Oval Office.
By S. Jayanth, 21 December 2020
Ahnaf Jazeem is the latest victim of the Rajapakse government’s anti-Muslim witch hunt and its escalating attacks on the democratic rights of writers, artists and intellectuals.
By Tom Carter, 19 December 2020
In the midst of the holiday season, traditionally the busiest of the year, USPS workers are exhausted, thousands are sick or in quarantine, and packages are piling up.
Room 2806: The Accusation—Digging up the discredited sexual assault case against French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn
By Joanne Laurier, 19 December 2020
The case fell apart in August 2011 after prosecutors found, in their own words, that the alleged victim had been “persistently, and at times inexplicably, untruthful in describing matters of both great and small significance.”
As ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn urges military intervention
By Kevin Reed, 19 December 2020
The acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, cancelled meetings with the Biden transition team late Thursday as President Trump and his fascistic supporters continued their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
By Kevin Reed, 17 December 2020
An extensive report from Upturn, a nonprofit civil rights organization, shows that law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels are each day routinely extracting smartphone data in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures.
By Jacob Crosse, 17 December 2020
Despite Monday’s electoral college certification of Joe Biden’s victory, Trump continues to push forward with his efforts to subvert the election results, claiming his loss was fraudulent and inciting his supporters against those who claim otherwise.
By Mike Head, 16 December 2020
Buried away in the mammoth report, and barely mentioned in the corporate media, is an array of further anti-democratic powers.
By Alex Findijs, 16 December 2020
The mass multiracial anti-police violence protests that erupted over the summer were met by brutal repression, with police forces across the country taking particular aim at intimidating and silencing journalists.
“I stand with Ms. Jones, and I call on others to stand in solidarity with Ms. Jones.”
By Chase Lawrence, 15 December 2020
In response to this clear assault on democratic rights, there has been an outpouring of support by educators, scientists, and other workers in defense of Jones and the rights of whistleblowers.
By Oscar Grenfell, 14 December 2020
Melzer’s statement was issued amid a major coronavirus outbreak in Belmarsh Prison, that threatens the WikiLeaks publisher’s life, and in the lead-up to a ruling on his extradition to the United States.
By Kevin Reed, 14 December 2020
A complaint filed by the San Francisco office of the NLRB has charged Google with violating the National Labor Relations Act by interfering with, disciplining and firing employees who were engaged in legally protected organizing activities.
By Will Morrow, 14 December 2020
At the beginning of the month, the Macron government quietly released far-reaching changes to its police intelligence guidelines.
By Genevieve Leigh, 14 December 2020
The Times is attempting to dig up completely irrelevant episodes from Jones’ past in order to discredit her work in exposing the state cover-up of COVID-19 cases.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 December 2020
Security forces fired on demonstrators protesting over unpaid wages, killing eight people and injuring 65 more.
By Jacob Crosse, 12 December 2020
The court ruled that Texas had no standing to object to the election procedures in another state.
By Erik Schreiber, 12 December 2020
New services from AWS allow companies to add specially trained computer vision technology to existing camera systems to spot “unusual” activity.
“We need more people in society to stand against these ‘leaders’ and speak the truth.”
By Renae Cassimeda, 12 December 2020
The WSWS received widespread support for Rebekah Jones from educators and other workers in Florida, California, Texas, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Hawaii.
By Kate Randall, 12 December 2020
Trump’s Justice Department is proceeding with a blood-thirsty disregard for life that is in keeping with the administration’s homicidal “herd immunity” policy, which is taking the lives of thousands of people a day as millions are forced into COVID-ridden workplaces and dangerously unsafe schools.
By Patrick Martin, 11 December 2020
While Texas and 17 other states are challenging the results of the election, four battleground states and 20 others are defending the legitimacy of the vote won by Democrat Joe Biden.
By Alice Summers, 11 December 2020
The ELISA tool aims to detect “disinformation seeking to generate polarisation” amid mounting social anger at austerity and official handling of the pandemic.
By Chase Lawrence, 11 December 2020
The disciplinary actions were one of the single largest taken by the Army in history, indicating that the Pentagon is well aware of deep disillusionment and anger within the ranks.
By Samuel Tissot, 11 December 2020
The school’s closure is only the latest provocation in a series of attacks launched by the Macron government against institutions that serve France’s six million Muslims.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2020
The SEP condemns the fascistic police raid on Jones’ home, meant to suppress her work exposing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida and in schools across the US.
By Katy Kinner, 9 December 2020
Casey Goodson, Jr. was killed by a sheriff’s deputy as he was returning home from a dentist appointment. His grandmother and two young children were standing near the door and witnessed the killing.
By Jacob Crosse, 9 December 2020
Trump continues to refuse to concede even as his increasingly unhinged lawsuits seeking to nullify the elections fail in the courts.
By Mike Head, 8 December 2020
Benbrika has become a test case for police-state powers that can be invoked more broadly, including against anti-war and other political activists.
By Paul Mitchell, 8 December 2020
Undercover officers were told to undermine the campaign for “a better investigation” into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by digging up “dirt” and “disinformation”.
By Will Morrow, 8 December 2020
Macron’s declaration of support for the butcher of Cairo is a warning to the working class of the advanced preparations for military-police dictatorships across Europe.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 December 2020
Rebekah Jones’ home was stormed Monday by police who terrorized her and her family and confiscated her phone, computers and other equipment.
By Alex Lantier, 7 December 2020
Sisi is coming to give Macron a tutorial on how to run a fascistic authoritarian regime, amid mounting social anger at the French president’s police state agenda.
By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2020
As debate resumes in Washington, D.C. over renewal of special provisions of the PATRIOT Act, a series of letters released by the New York Times shows that US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are continuing to carry out electronic surveillance of the public.
Trump administration plans five federal executions before January 20, authorizes use of firing squads, electric chair and asphyxiation
By Kate Randall, 5 December 2020
The rush to carry out these executions in the weeks leading up to inauguration, and the regulation permitting various barbaric forms of putting prisoners to death, are in line with the violence being promoted by fascistic forces in and around President Trump following his electoral defeat.
By Peter Symonds, 5 December 2020
Three opposition activists in Hong Kong were sentenced to jail terms this week on trumped-up charges for their part in a so-called unauthorised assembly during large-scale protests in support of democratic rights last year.
By Samuel Tissot, 5 December 2020
Just one week before Macron’s draft “anti-separatism law” is submitted to the convention, the interior ministry launches a new attack on mosques.
By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 5 December 2020
This is a politically criminal attempt to lull workers and youth to sleep as anger mounts at officers’ calls to support fascism and murder of millions of left-wing voters in Spain.
By Alejandro López, 4 December 2020
Dozens of high-ranking retired officers participated in a WhatsApp chat in which they proclaimed their loyalty to fascism and called to murder tens of millions of people.
Leipzig University resorts to authoritarian methods to push through meeting with far-right Professor Jörg Baberowski
By Christoph Vandreier, 4 December 2020
The meeting was aimed at bolstering the standing of a professor whose playing down of Nazi crimes and xenophobic incitement against foreigners at universities has provoked huge protests throughout Germany.
Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, 3 December 2020
Workers and parents must have the right to decide which political programme and perspective they wish to adopt or discuss and debate. Blocking access to this through censorship is a reactionary tool to silence opposition.
By Scott Burris, 3 December 2020
Software developed by the security company Fūsus allows police departments to access home security cameras like Amazon Ring and create a real-time cloud network of public and private video streams across entire cities. The implementation of this program is an attack on privacy and other democratic rights.
By Thomas Scripps and Chris Marsden, 3 December 2020
As the leadership prepares mass expulsions, in the face of these outrages, Corbyn is again refusing to fight and allowing those who try to do so on his behalf to be persecuted.
By Mike Head, 3 December 2020
The court’s anti-democratic ruling further shreds academic freedom, as well as trade union claims to have protected it via enterprise bargaining agreements.
By Alejandro López, 2 December 2020
Podemos is far more afraid of explosive opposition on their left, among workers and youth, than it is about far-right coup plots against its own coalition government with the PSOE.