The Rajapakse government’s moves to criminalise “fake news” are a response to rising social opposition to wage and job cuts and Colombo’s criminal mishandling of the worsening pandemic.
Survivors, many of them injured, were left dangling from their balconies to be plucked to safety by the dozens of rescue teams who rushed vehicles and heavy equipment to the Champlain Towers South, just north of Miami Beach.
The union’s misnamed “day of action” was aimed at convincing the striking workers that there is no prospect of broadening their strike against the multi-billion dollar transnational corporation.
Support builds among workers across the US for call to establish solidarity committees to aid Volvo Trucks strike
Due the information blackout on the strike by the UAW and the media, many workers had previously not been aware of it, but they quickly expressed their support for a unified struggle upon learning about the issues involved.
The firing of warning shots Wednesday by Russian vessels against a British warship points to the the immense geopolitical tensions building up around the world.
The ruling likely means workers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere will not receive the $900 a week that the United Steelworkers all but promised at the beginning of the strike.
According to an article in the New York Times public records and newly-obtained emails show “how intertwined Blackrock has become with the federal government.”
Far from Australia being an exception, the corporate elite is exploiting the pandemic to push workers into lower-paid and insecure employment.
Top officials of the US Federal Reserve, starting with chairman Jerome Powell, have pulled out all stops to reassure financial markets there will be no immediate tightening of monetary policy, and the flow of money that has sent Wall Street to record highs will continue.
The increasing spread of the virus is a product of the more contagious Delta variant and official neglect of the health system.
Advocacy group sues Smithfield Foods, claiming it stoked fears of meat shortages and sacrificed worker safety
Smithfield was offering workers in some plants, including Sioux Falls, a $500 “responsibility bonus” for not missing a day of work in April 2020, at the height of deadly virus spread in the plant.
A recent brain imaging study conducted by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London concluded that individuals with COVID-19 infection sustain a loss of brain grey matter compared to those not infected, which may increase the risk for future neurological diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The student parliament (StuPa) at Berlin’s Humboldt University has issued a statement to commemorate the German invasion of the Soviet Union 80 years ago and the fight against militarism and fascism.
The Globe cited the case of Montreal-based transport company TFI International, which received $75 million in wage subsidies while cutting jobs, increasing dividends, and moving to acquire other companies.
The Biden administration has kept in place punishing sanctions that are starving Venezuelans and denying them access to COVID-19 vaccines.
While the corporate media hailed the inadequate $579 billion plan as a “major breakthrough,” the reality is that a commitment by the US government to any infrastructure spending plan is still far from a certainty.
Redbridge Council, which Labour holds with an 81 percent majority, has sided openly with the Johnson government’s Department for Education, endorsing teacher victimisations and sackings during the pandemic.
The Catalan nationalists were imprisoned based on a show trial, but their pardon is also a cynical manoeuvre dictated by the need to shower the banks with billions in EU funds.
The movie concerns a young black fisherman from Louisiana, Gary Duncan, falsely charged with assault, whose case went to the US Supreme Court. He was defended by Richard Sobol, a white civil rights attorney from New York.
Immigrants who went on hunger strikes to protest against the poor conditions in various detention centers were subjected to involuntary and invasive medical procedures including forced feeding and hydration.
Like O’Sullivan, teachers at the school have been sacked for defending their legal right to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.
Train drivers and crews, who worked continuously during the coronavirus pandemic at great risk to their health and lives, now want to prevent paying for the company’s losses, as demanded by management.
The fact that USDAW is maintaining silence and delaying a strike ballot while Unite vetoes strike action by its membership confirms that the trade unions are demobilising opposition and adopting a divide and rule strategy.
The marine mucilage, or sea snot, in the Sea of Marmara has continued to spread over the past months, exacerbating pollution and threatening sea creatures.
Strikes in France against power company EDF over privatisation, by interns at hospitals against long working hours and at national rail company over pay and conditions; strike continues at Fiat Plastic in Serbia against pay cuts after workers form own union; German bus drivers in Rhineland-Palatinate on indefinite pay strike; further UK stoppages at Jacobs Douwe Egberts against “fire and Rehire” and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency over COVID safety
UK: Police officer guilty of manslaughter after the brutal killing of ex-professional footballer Dalian Atkinson
The details of the ferocity and violence that Monk used against Atkinson were not made public until the trial, nearly five years after Atkinson was killed.
The NSW Liberal government is essentially declaring that it will do nothing to stem a rapidly-growing outbreak of one of the most infectious variants of COVID, in the country’s largest city.
Currently Australia has distributed a total of 5.52 million doses, reaching around 20 percent of the population, with only 3 percent fully vaccinated.
On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he will allow states and localities to divert the $350 billion earmarked for pandemic relief in his American Rescue Plan to hire more police and purchase new equipment for their police departments.
Epidemiologists and public health experts are ringing the alarm about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, and at least partially resistant to some vaccines.
NZ Bus drivers voted down an offer that would have slashed their overtime and weekend rates, after a heated meeting in which drivers expressed their disgust with the Tramways Union for backing the deal.
The effort is characterized by the predictable shortsightedness, pragmatism and greed with which one normally associates the movie business.
Who is Ray Curry?: A profile of the UAW secretary-treasurer and chief conspirator against the Volvo Trucks strikers
From the victimization of the Freightliner Five workers, to the sellout of strikes by Mack-Volvo workers in 2019 and Volvo Trucks workers in 2021, Curry has spent his entire career trying to crush the resistance of workers to corporate management.
The United Auto Workers and Volvo Trucks executives resumed negotiations in Charlotte, North Carolina Wednesday as the strike by nearly 3,000 workers continued at the global truck manufacturer’s largest plant.
In a provocative act of censorship and imperialist gangsterism, the Biden administration took control of three dozen internet domains and shut down websites affiliated with Iran-based media organizations on unsubstantiated grounds of “disinformation campaigns and malign influence operations.”
The final result of the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City will not be known until July, but the former police captain and Brooklyn borough president holds a sizeable lead.
In addition to the big business-driven chaos of the government’s response to the pandemic, the island’s vaccine supply has been subordinated to the Biden administration’s drive to use Taiwan as a tool to confront Beijing.
Migrant children speak of horrifying conditions in detention centers set up by the Biden administration
Children detained in federal custody face horrifying conditions including being deprived of edible food, clean drinking water, access to health care, education and legal support.
Instead of Verdi’s fruitless strike calls, workers at Amazon in Germany need independent action committees!
Verdi wants to be recognised by the company because the union officials are afraid that otherwise, resistance against the brutal methods of exploitation could develop spontaneously, uncontrolled, and explosively.
Russian forces fire warning shots at UK destroyer HMS Defender over territorial encroachment in Black Sea
The incident began with a major military and political provocation by the UK.
Fitch’s glowing description of Volvo’s financial position contradicts the claims of the company and the UAW that there is not enough money to meet workers’ demands.
Autoworkers: Form rank-and-file solidarity committees to break the isolation of the strike at Volvo Trucks!
The Volvo workers have taken a heroic stand, but they cannot be left to fight alone against a powerful multinational corporate giant.
In the run-up to the vote, Biden and the Democratic leadership shamelessly courted West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who put forward a “compromise” proposal incorporating voter suppression measures supported by the Republicans.
The twelfth annual wealth report issued by the global financial services company Credit Suisse shows that trillions of dollars were transferred into the pockets of the rich during the coronavirus pandemic.
With support of Biden, federal court backs Trump’s police-state assault on peaceful protests in Lafayette Square
On Monday, a federal judge dismissed lawsuits alleging former president Donald Trump directed police to violate the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters who were violently attacked in Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020.
Nurses picketed outside Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul June 8 to raise the alarm about insufficient staffing as the health care company redesigns its two campuses, and as elective surgeries increase workloads.
Many parts of the Southwest have seen temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the last week.
The plans to set up a police post at Alton Estate are an attempt to intimidate plantation workers who are coming into struggle against increased workloads and wage cuts.
The bill is part of a provocative bipartisan effort in Washington to elevate Taiwan’s status in order to undermine Beijing.
The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.
There has been a 125 percent increase in oil workers’ deaths over the last two months, from 20 deaths as of April 5 to 45 deaths by June 15.
Mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened fears within the Brazilian ruling class of an eruption of class struggle.
As educators from Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania, we condemn the death of the Indian Maruti Suzuki worker Jiyalal and pledge our support to the struggle to free the 11 remaining framed-up workers.
Our committees stand in solidarity with the striking Volvo truck workers and will fight to raise awareness of this powerful struggle among workers throughout the West Coast.
The film follows a sister and brother living in deindustrialized Jackson, Ohio, as they struggle to scrape together enough money for the younger sibling to attend school.
The vote was marked by a historic abstention rate, while the far-right National Rally of Marine Le Pen secured the most votes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
Quebec establishment demands end to strike by food processing workers, invoking plight of chickens-for-slaughter
The same politicians who are now whipping up a furor over the “euthanizing” of chickens have prioritized big-business profit over human life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vindictive punishment underscores the reality that behind the cloak of “national security” stands the plundering interests of Australian imperialism throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
The Queensland Board of Inquiry condemned the company’s actions but played down the culpability of the state Labor government’s safety inspectorate.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Republican-controlled state legislature have enacted a series of reactionary laws attacking immigrants and robbing residents of their democratic rights.
The CGT is suppressing opposition to the betrayal of the struggle against the closure of the Puerto Real plant by the larger trade union federations CCOO and UGT. It is receiving the full support of the Workers’ Revolutionary Current.
The economic crisis has been intensified by the pandemic, the default last year on Lebanon’s sovereign debt to international lenders and the Beirut port blast last August that killed 211 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed much of the northern part of the city.
Within weeks of being detected, the main Delta strain became dominant in the UK. According to latest figures it is responsible for at least 98 percent of new cases.
Driving the Coalition infighting are deep conflicts, bound up with growing popular political disaffection, soaring social inequality and the escalating US offensive against China.
Volvo Group representatives have been forced to publicly admit that the strike at the New River Valley facility has created significant shortages in its other operations.
The outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant occurs after most restrictions have been lifted and amid the ongoing shambles of Australia’s quarantine and vaccination programs.
Portland, Oregon, cops resign from rapid response squad after fellow officer charged with assaulting journalist
Last week, all 50 members of the “Rapid Response Team” of the Portland Police Bureau resigned in protest after a grand jury charged a team member for assault during the mass protests against police brutality last year.
Eighty years ago, on June 22, 1941, the German military invaded the Soviet Union. They combined the barbarism of the Middle Ages with the most modern technology of the 20th century.
The number of steelworkers in the US has fallen by 65 percent since 1979 yet the assets of the United Steelworkers have simultaneously soared, having risen six-fold since 2000 to surpass $1.5 billion.
Poole’s conviction was vacated after years of work by the WMU-Cooley Innocence Project to throw out unscientific “bite mark analysis” and to bring to light DNA evidence proving he did not kill Robert Mejia in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1988.
Educators in California, Oregon and Washington stand with victimized London bus driver David O’Sullivan
Our committees call for the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O’Sullivan and are particularly sensitive to his plight as school bus drivers throughout the US and globally have lost their lives to COVID-19 at an alarming rate.
When the DSA claims that “democratic unions get the goods,” what it really means is that the unions get the goods for the trade union officialdom, which includes high-ranking members of the DSA itself.
The strike of the Volvo Trucks workers in Virginia is winning increasing international support.
The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.
The warning applies particularly to the poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are virtually without vaccines, but also to the unvaccinated in the richer countries.
The band name is taken from John Okada’s 1957 novel No-No Boy, set during and after the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
The overall sentiment in the market, as is the case in all speculative bubbles until they burst, is that the “good times” will persist, as the Fed continues to pump out more money, enabling the continuation of the historically unprecedented enrichment of the financial oligarchy.
One Volvo worker in Brisbane said: “Definitely, we have to support them. What’s happening there is going to affect us, sooner or later. If it comes to it, we should have action by all the Volvo workers worldwide.”
Staff at the National Education Association are decrying strikebreaking by the largest US teachers union while workers in Uruguay staged a protest against the right-wing government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Heavy rains from the storm triggered a multi-vehicle wreck in Butler County, Alabama which killed nine children and one adult.
On 9 June, about a hundred workers employed by the Berlin food delivery service known as Gorillas took spontaneous strike action to defend a fellow worker who had been summarily sacked.
One teacher said of the National Education Union that she felt, “Disgusted and let down. They rolled over, played along with the government and took our fees anyway.”
Canada joined with its G7 allies at their annual summit, held earlier this month in the UK, in “comparing notes” on the discredited lab leak theory, which got its start from far-right circles around the fascist ideologue Steve Bannon and former US President Donald Trump.
As an independent contractor, Bob Baenziger Jr. was not subject to OSHA inspection regulations, nor was the farm where he had been working subject to OSHA regulations at the time of his death.
While large sections of the media have falsely presented these bills as centered solely on the banning of critical race theory, they, in fact, represent a sweeping attack on democratic rights, historical truth and public education.
The determined strike action by Volvo truck workers is a powerful initiative, and one that is inspiring workers in Sri Lanka and internationally.
The dropping of the case is further confirmation that the “Russian meddling” investigation was a fraud from the beginning, initiated with definite political objectives.
Nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo Trucks New River Valley plant are continuing the strike in the face of joint efforts by the Swedish multinational and the United Auto Workers union to crush their rebellion.
Protestors spoke to WSWS reporters voicing their anger over the bipartisan border protection regime.
The apology for past crimes is being used as a cover for those being carried out in the present, with Labour seeking to divert growing opposition to its attacks on migrants and other sections of the working class.
The United Workers Union has claimed police-like powers to ban anyone who disagrees with its right-wing leadership from the public street where the General Mills factory is located.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets against the homicidal policies pursued by the Bolsonaro government in the face of the pandemic.
The highly technical character of the decision should not obscure the fact that there is powerful support in corporate America for the Affordable Care Act, which has provided a windfall for the for-profit health care industry.
Even as the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, automaker Stellantis says it is ending temperature screening and some safety protocols Monday.
As unemployment claims surge and mass evictions loom, Louisiana becomes first Democratic-run state to impose early end to federal jobless aid
Jon Bel Edwards became the first Democratic governor to sign legislation ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, even as a new report from Harvard estimated that 2.3 million homeowners across the US are at risk of eviction.
The NLRB is requiring that the unionization effort be subject to a plant-wide vote, rather than exclusively among tool and die maintenance workers as the International Association of Machinists had originally intended.
Friday’s elections put the hardline “principalist” faction in control of all branches of the state apparatus, reflecting the bourgeois clerical regime’s ever-increasing reliance on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps to suppress the Iranian working class
Sporting and social events are going ahead with virtually no restrictions, to give the impression that the pandemic is over, when danger remains acute.
Despite his failure to secure a one-on-one meeting with Biden, Morrison declared the G7 meeting a victory for the US and Australia against Beijing.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants who arrived illegally have no right to a green card or protection from deportation.
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