The Knoxville facility is one of 29 across the country consolidating its processing operations into mega regional centers as part of the misnamed “Delivering for America” program.
Contrary to the general claims of politicians and the media, the coronavirus pandemic is neither over, nor has the coronavirus become harmless. Germany is currently in the midst of another wave of infection as is shown by all available figures.
Real estate speculator René Benko is the product and embodiment of a sick society in which profit and wealth count for everything, while the fate and even the lives of ordinary people count for nothing.
The anti-Trotskyist Workers’ Cause Party’s defense of the capitalist state finds its most reactionary expression in its embrace of Erdoğan and Putin as its rejects the program of world socialist revolution.
Workers and young people protesting Israeli assault on Gaza speak from demonstrations across Britain
Reporting teams from the World Socialist Web Site spoke with people protesting Israel’s war on Gaza at demonstrations this weekend in Leeds, Bristol and London.
Israeli officials, knowing full well how and where Hamas would strike, made a deliberate decision to stand down in order to facilitate the attack.
A previously scheduled rally and sit-in at the administrative offices of Wayne State University by Students for Justice in Palestine was blocked by campus police, who stopped students from entering the building and denied their basic right to peaceful protest.
The 14.4 percent pay increase of the three-year agreement does not come close to restoring real wages after the 19 percent inflation over the past three years, much less provide for rising prices over the next three.
Governors Newsom and DeSantis affirm Israel’s “right” to genocide against Palestinians in right-wing Fox News debate
Newsom, a proxy for the Biden-Harris campaign and future presidential candidate, attacked DeSantis from the right on COVID-19, the war on immigrants and the genocide in Gaza.
CDC’s provisional US life expectancy and suicide rates for 2022: An indictment of the capitalist system
Provisional data from the CDC indicate a rise in life expectancy of 1.1 years due to a decline in COVID deaths for 2022. However, this does not make up for the 2.4 years lost during the first two years of the pandemic.
Several hundred University of Michigan students marched and rallied in the rain on Friday to denounce the U-M administration’s arbitrary cancellation on Thursday of a student referendum vote on a resolution urging the university to acknowledge the genocidal character of Israel’s war in Gaza and divest from companies profiting from the slaughter.
Only a month ago, UAW President Shawn Fain shared a platform with Biden opposite thousands of antiwar demonstrators.
Jacobin's positions on the pandemic are fundamentally indistinguishable from the talking points of right-wing COVID fanatics who have gushed over Sweden’s response.
As the US has stepped up its military build-up against China, Tokyo has engaged in its own remilitarisation and joined Washington’s diplomatic efforts to consolidate an anti-China bloc throughout the region.
Backing the Israeli regime to the hilt, Trotter and others like him are placing themselves at the service of US imperialism to provide justifications for a wider regional war.
Sydney Theatre Company management has refused to challenge these anti-democratic attacks but bent over backwards to pacify the Zionists and the corporate media.
This death points to the repressive conditions in the war-ravaged north and east of Sri Lanka, which has been under military occupation for decades.
Republican George Santos, chronic fabulist and accused conman, expelled from US House of Representatives
The House of Representatives voted by more than two-thirds to expel Santos after he served less than one year in office.
CFPE meeting called on educators to discuss the war at their workplaces, and organise resolutions, and other solidarity actions through the formation of independent rank-and-file committees.
Over 1,300 British actors, artists sign letter protesting censorship of pro-Palestine views by art institutions
British actors, artists, writers and critics have issued an open letter demanding that arts institutions cease their censorship of pro-Palestinian views.
Exploring every aspect of Bernstein’s life, including his marriage, is certainly legitimate, but what Maestro has done is unacceptably one-sided—and therefore misleading.
As US imperialism is seen as a pariah across the globe due to its support for the Israeli genocide in Gaza, pseudo-leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has invited US Special Forces to train their Mexican counterparts.
OSBCU president Laura Walton elevated to head Ontario Federation of Labour after sabotaging 2022 education workers’ strike
Walton has been rewarded with her new six-figure position in the union bureaucracy after proving her anti-worker bonafides by selling out a strike by 55,000 education workers and scuttling a general strike movement which threatened to bring down the hated Ford government.
The raid sets a dangerous precedent for the establishment of a police state in Chile.
Sri Lankan public sector workers demand higher living allowances; India: Maharashtra contract health workers’ strike enters sixth week; Australia: Queensland water utility workers strike for higher wage; New Zealand nurses begin new campaign for better pay and conditions.
The destruction wrought in the north of the Gaza strip is now planned for the south, focussing on the city of Khan Yunis, where Israel claims Hamas is headquartered.
The RMT’s Memorandum of Understanding with the train operating companies is a major sellout of the 18-month-long rail dispute.
Political and media establishment slander New York City high school students protesting Gaza genocide
In an effort to defame young people who want to stop Israel’s genocide in Gaza, New York’s political establishment, including Mayor Eric Adams, Senator Chuck Schumer and the corporate media have roundly condemned a student protest that took place last week at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens as an outburst of violent antisemitism.
The election victory of the right-wing extremist Geert Wilders in the Dutch parliamentary elections is the product of the complete bankruptcy of the former left-wing forces and at the same time expresses the shift to the right of the entire political establishment.
“I strongly denounce state-sponsored witch-hunt and prosecution against artists and activists who have come forward against Israel’s genocide.”
Holding parliament in session until it rubberstamps such a repressive law is a lurch toward authoritarianism.
Amid the ongoing gutting and long-term running down of public education, the new right-wing coalition government is to re-establish previously discredited Charter schools as a step towards widespread privatization.
The attack on 76-year-old Professor Peter Slezak underscores the fraud of the entire official campaign over antisemitism, which is being used to delegitimise opposition to Israeli war crimes and to embolden far-right Zionist forces.
Comrade Helen played a central role in the Trotskyist movement, both in the United States and internationally, for more than half a century.
India’s US-aligned, Hindu-supremacist government has forbidden all expressions of support for the besieged and bombarded Palestinians of Gaza in Indian-occupied Kashmir, where half-a-million Indian security forces continue a decades-long campaign of brutal repression.
The former secretary of state is identified with an endless list of atrocities perpetrated by American imperialism.
GM CEO Mary Barra and Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson delivered the remarks nine days after the UAW bureaucracy pushed through a company-friendly contract, which was opposed by 47 percent of GM’s production workers.
Toronto police pursue criminal charges of “hate-motivated” mischief against 11 anti-genocide, pro-Palestinian protesters
The 11 were arrested in relation to a protest against Indigo Books and Music founder Heather Reisman over her financial support for the Israel Defense Forces amid its genocide in Gaza.
One-day general strike in Czech Republic in opposition to austerity across public and private sectors including teachers, doctors and car workers; walkout at Iranian University as students without hijab targeted amid further strikes and protests over pay and social conditions; maritime workers in Nigeria ready to walkout in solidarity with truckers at the ports suffering harassment and extortion
Almost every Palestinian family in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has had a relative imprisoned by Israel. Their only crime was resisting an illegal occupation maintained through savage repression.
An organiser of the protest explained that “A lot of the students who are affected by this are international students and we’ve heard of instances where international students, especially from the Arab world who are involved in these types of events, are threatened with their visas being taken away.”
Instagram shut the account without explanation. Quds is one of the most popular Palestinian networks and has featured on-the-spot exposures of the war crimes in Gaza.
Climate change, a direct result of the capitalist mode of production, threatens the continued existence of human civilization.
French unions and pseudo-left parties march alongside Zionist group in government-sponsored feminist march
The Zionist group’s use of #MeToo style accusations to intimidate political opponents of the genocide in Gaza exposed the reactionary nature of the anti-democratic feminist politics supported by all sections of the French pseudo-left and the French trade union bureaucracies.
The continuation of daily raids on the West Bank during the six-day truce in the bombardment of Gaza underscores the commitment of the Israeli regime to a policy of genocide against the Palestinian people, for which it enjoys the support of the imperialist powers in North America and Europe.
Democratic Majority Leader Schumer libels anti-genocide student protesters as “aiders and abettors” of antisemitism
Schumer’s speech, which was warmly received by Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the mainstream press, is an incitement to more intense repression of pro-Palestinian student groups and anti-genocide protesters.
The wrist-slap punishment for the death of Caes Gruesbeck shows the government is an enabler for the trillion-dollar company, which views workers as replaceable machines.
The UAW and Blue Cross Blue Shield announced a "verbal agreement" to end the 11-week strike without meeting workers' demands
The pseudo-left is seeking to bolster illusions in Labor and the union bureaucracy, the very forces in Australia that are supporting and facilitating Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians.
Actor Robert De Niro censored in a revealing episode: US ruling elite “fears superstitiously” every critical word
De Niro denounced Apple and the organizers of the Gotham Film and Media Institute for removing criticism of former president Donald Trump and the film industry.
The one-day national strike by Telecom workers powerfully demonstrated their determination to fight the Wickremesinghe government’s austerity measures.
With the death toll in Gaza exceeding 15,000 and the horror of Israel’s war of annihilation made even more clear by on-the-spot reports during the bombing lull, and worldwide protests against the genocide continuing unabated, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking to present himself as an evenhanded advocate for both the Israeli state and the Palestinians.
Tens of thousands of highly exploited Thai agricultural workers remain in Israel as the Netanyahu government has intensified its genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza.
A new documentary draws a detailed portrait of the founder of the Rolling Stones without offering much insight into his life and times.
Contrasting inter-group behavior of our two closest evolutionary relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, provides possible insights to human evolution
Chimpanzees are aggressive toward chimps of other groups; bonobos of different groups engage in friendly and cooperative behavior toward each other.
In foreign policy, Germany’s Greens have long positioned themselves as the most aggressive imperialist party. The former pacifists now play the same reactionary role in domestic politics.
BMA proposes sell-out deal with UK government in consultants’ dispute: Reject the deal, form rank-and-file committees!
Within minutes of the deal being announced, BMA members on social media expressed their anger and feelings of betrayal.
Streeting became a poster boy for the Telegraph, which ran an article on him in March under the headline, “Wes Streeting: I don’t support the junior doctors’ strike”.
The unexpected and sudden death of Helen Halyard at the age of 73 deprives the working class in the United States and throughout the world of a courageous and selfless fighter for socialism.
Israel and its imperialist backers have used the destruction of hospitals, starvation and dehydration as weapons for the mass murder of the population of Gaza.
Allison Transmission workers erupt in anger over details of UAW sellout contract: “The whole thing is loophole after loophole”
The contract brought back by the UAW bureaucracy is a brazen attack on workers’ living standards, with sub-inflation raises which will leave workers poorer by the end of the four-year agreement.
Undoutbedly, concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater will surge even more in the weeks ahead, as the impacts of record holiday travel on viral transmission are fully logged.
Graduate student union announces sellout deal before strike deadline at University of Southern California
The TA is a sellout that would increase pay from only $35,700 a year to $40,000 a year, still below a living wage in the city of Los Angeles.
A class confrontation is rapidly coming to a head in Canada’s second-most-populous province, with major implications for workers across North America and around the globe.
Prior to the reading of Awartani’s statement at his vigil, Brown University President Christina Paxson was booed off the podium by students for refusing to endorse a ceasefire in Palestine and the divestment of Brown from war profiteers.
Workers at the highly profitable Detroit casino earn as low as $11-$12 an hour and are still laboring under terms of a contract negotiated in 2015.
For the second time in a week, workers demonstrated at Westmead Hospital in opposition to the assault on Palestine and Israel’s targeting of health workers.
Next year’s election has taken on global significance as the Biden administration, following on from Trump, has deliberately transformed Taiwan into a dangerous flashpoint for war with China.
“Society has plenty of resources, but the question is where are they going?"—Quebec teachers speak out as they launch indefinite strike
The strike by 66,500 teachers has shut down approximately 40 percent of Quebec’s public schools and set a militant example for the more than a half-million other provincial public sector workers across the province without contracts since March.
Yoon’s trip points to the integration of European imperialist powers into the web of military alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific to prepare for conflict with Beijing.
After the outbreak of the new Israeli war against Palestinians a number of critics discovered antisemitism in the book and denounced Shibli as a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activist.
Opposition continues to mount among rank and file actors and entertainment workers after details of the tentative agreement between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) were released last Friday.
Rising rents across the country mean the number of homeless people in Germany is also increasing dramatically.
London’s “National March Against Antisemitism” aimed at legitimising Israel’s genocide of the Palestinians
The march was held in support of the grotesque political lie that opposition to Israel’s genocide in Gaza is equivalent to anti-Jewish hatred.
Royal Mail workers denounce stitch up of reps and members by the Communication Workers Union in Falconer Review
It is an obscenity that the livelihoods of fighters for the working class are threatened. Those who should face the axe are the pro-company bureaucracy responsible for the betrayal of those they were meant to represent.
“I’ve lost nearly 45 members of my family there. Most of their houses are destroyed, and whoever is left are homeless. So it’s very close to my heart.”
Suspected shooter arrested on attempted murder charges in shooting of three Palestinian college students in Vermont
The Burlington Police Department announced that Jason J. Eaton, 48, was arrested Sunday afternoon near the scene of the shooting.
In Sydney, Australia’s most populous city, households need to earn a staggering $261,733 annually for a mortgage on an average-priced home.
The mass arrests in Newcastle, presided over by the state Labor government, were part of a broader assault on protests, including actions opposing the Israeli genocide in Gaza.
US involvement in the project is in line with its geo-strategic moves to undermine Beijing’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean region and its preparations for war against China.
San Diego Sweetwater educators begin contract vote, as union bureaucrats use scare tactics against opposition
Educators must not be intimidated by this threat. If they organize a real struggle, unencumbered by the treacherous union bureaucracy, they can win their demands.
UN warns “humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza is getting worse” as Israel plans to resume onslaught after “pause”
Israel is using a four-day “pause” in its onslaught—which will reportedly be extended for another two days—to make preparations for an even more ruthless onslaught on southern Gaza.
The focus on the supply chain as a national security issue is an ominous warning that, on top of the proxy war against Russia in Ukraine and the Israeli genocide in Gaza, Washington is moving rapidly towards opening a third front, this time against China.
The GDL rail union is looking for a deal it can sell as a success and that does not jeopardise the “profitability of the railways.”
Teachers in Uruguay conducted a 24-hour protest strike against cuts while 1,000 Winnipeg, Manitoba transit workers again voted down a sellout deal pushed by their union.
The protest was a repudiation of the political and media establishment’s campaign to smear, intimidate and witch-hunt those opposing the genocide in Gaza.
After the censorship campaign against Roger Waters in the US and Europe, the acclaimed singer has been targeted on the Latin American leg of his “This is Not a Drill” tour amid Israel’s genocide in Gaza.
The Ashtar theater in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank has called for performances around the world on November 29 of The Gaza Monologues.
Cases of influenza-like illnesses have seen thousands of children hospitalized recently. China’s health authorities have told the World Health Organization that these illnesses are being caused by the continuing rise in mycoplasma pneumonias combined with other known seasonal viral pathogens.
Berlin: Humboldt University Student Parliament rejects pro-Israel motion proposed by Social Democrats
Last week, the Student Parliament (StuPa) of Humboldt University (HU) rejected by a large majority a motion aimed at defending Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip and suppressing criticism of it.
1,000 workers walked out according to the GMB union. Approximately 800 workers were on picket lines or took part in protests outside Amazon’s warehouse.
The UK government has launched a systematic assault on democratic rights, banning demonstrations, making major inroads on the freedom of speech, and flagrantly disregarding human rights laws.
One week after he was fired, Altman was restored as CEO of the leading artificial intelligence technology company as a result of a staff revolt, combined with the intervention of Microsoft Corporation and other powerful sections of the ruling class.
Anees, whose family is Palestinian, said, “There’s a saying—the United States has no feelings, it has interests. I think the Palestinian is just an inconvenience for the broader policy in the Middle East.”
What has been established in place of a coordinated public health response is a policy of mass infection and death, as the continued circulation of a deadly virus is treated as a non-event.
Three days into the first letup in Israel’s two-month-long bombardment of Gaza, film crews have begun to document the evidence left behind by the deliberate mass murder of Gaza’s civilian population in what is the world’s largest crime scene.
The journalists condemned the phony “both-sidesism” of official coverage, insisted on centering the historical oppression of the Palestinians and demanded their right to report on war crimes and genocide.
UAW announces tentative agreement with Allison Transmission, running roughshod over mass sentiment for strike
The UAW has delayed announcing details of the agreement with management, further enraging workers.
A confrontation at sea with Chinese vessels is imminently plausible and could easily escalate into conflict and launch the rapid spiral of events to war.
A major driver in the rise of poverty is the end of pandemic emergency benefits, including expanded child tax credits and food stamps, as well as free school meals.
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