The president accuses teachers and principals of taking students hostage, but in reality, the working masses have been made hostages to the IMF with the Wickremesinghe government acting as its policeman.
Worker delegates at the meeting described harrowing conditions at their workplaces, recounted the deadly and ongoing impact of COVID-19, denounced the indifference and complicity of the pro-corporate UAW bureaucracy, and spoke passionately in support of the construction of a worldwide movement of the working class.
The EVG rail workers’ union has called the strike in response to the widespread willingness of workers to fight, who, in view of skyrocketing prices, are not willing to accept further cuts in real wages.
In this interview, Tynisa Williams, former teacher in Montgomery, Alabama, describes the experience of being forced to teach in-person in the fall of 2020 and winter of 2021. She and her coworkers waged a courageous struggle to stop the deadly return to in-person learning that cost the lives of eight educators in the district.
On behalf of the family, Ruth Perry’s sister, Julia Waters, said Ruth’s death was the “direct result” of the “deeply harmful” inspection and was in “a direct result of the pressure put on her by the process and outcome” of the inspection.
If Hersh’s report is true, the German government not only knows that the US carried out the attack, but is also actively participating in its cover-up. And this despite the fact that the destruction of the pipelines was in fact an act of terrorism against German-European infrastructure.
Voters in the working-class southwest Sydney electorate of Bankstown told Socialist Equality Party campaigners the state election would do nothing to resolve the escalating social crisis or stop the threat of war.
Brandon Johnson’s campaign for mayor has almost exclusively employed the language of identity politics, while he and others, including Jeannette Taylor, an alderman who is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have expressed xenophobic attitudes towards immigrants.
The Republican front-runner began the rally playing a fascist anthem featuring himself and the “January 6 choir,” comprised of Trump acolytes currently incarcerated for their role in the former president’s failed coup.
Workers need “social disobedience on a massive scale, like a general strike,” one Michigan teacher said. “The important thing is unifying all the different groups of working people and not isolating them like the union bureaucrats tend to do.”
Biden and Trudeau sought to cover over the imperialist interests that were the focus of their deliberations with platitudes about a “partnership” founded on “common values” like “democracy” and “freedom.”
By supporting the geopolitical aims of Biden’s administration and its proxy imperialist war against Russia, Sinn Féin is offering itself as a safe pair of hands in both parts of Ireland against the working class.
On Thursday, the US House Energy and Commerce Committee put on a five-hour spectacle of xenophobia, anticommunism and anti-Chinese invective, focussed on demands to ban TikTok, the sixth most popular social network in the world.
Both Democratic and Republican senators on the Commerce Committee made clear in Wednesday’s hearing that they had no intentions of developing meaningful safety regulations if they cut across the industry’s profit margins.
The University of Waterloo has backed off from its threat to arbitrarily cancel an International Youth and Students for Social Equality anti-war meeting to be held next Tuesday, March 28, at its campus in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
The pseudo-left’s hostility to public health and support for imperialism found its sharpest expression in their demand—echoing that of the Western corporate media and political establishment—that China abandon its Zero-COVID strategy.
The World Socialist Web Site is publishing further correspondence from postal workers exposing the brutal exploitative regime being imposed by Royal Mail. The latest comes from London, Cheshunt, Luton, Chatham, Houghton Regis, Stalham and Blackburn.
The SEP held an important online meeting Thursday night, ahead of Saturday’s New South Wales state election. SEP candidates Oscar Grenfell, Max Boddy and Mike Head addressed the meeting, which was chaired by National Secretary Cheryl Crisp.
The World Socialist Web Site has received numerous statements from educators involved in independent rank-and-file committees across the world supporting the three-day strike by Los Angeles school workers this week.
Hundreds of thousands of workers in Germany are participating in strikes across the country this week. At the same time, anger is growing at the role being played by service sector union Verdi, which refuses to call for joint action.
Hungarian teachers begin indefinite strike over pay in year-long dispute; strike across West Bank in response to killings by Israeli military as teachers’ stoppage continues; Nigerian public sector workers to begin general strike over cost of living
The pseudo-left’s hostility to public health and support for imperialism found sharp expression in their universal demand—echoing that of the Western corporate media and political establishment—that China abandon its Zero-COVID strategy.
The World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) is publishing correspondence from postal workers exposing the systemic run down of the service by Royal Mail and the unbearable workloads imposed based on an agreement between Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU).
China and Russia have been driven together, despite longstanding disputes and disagreements, by necessity out of weakness, not great strength, to push back against escalating US aggression and provocations.
“Truth Not War” organisers express the sentiments of that wing of Australia’s ruling elite that has tactical differences with AUKUS and its submarine program and want a more effective and “independent” Australian imperialism.
Unable to continue slaving away for poverty wages in one of the most expensive cities in the world, thousands of education workers, including janitors, cafeteria workers, maintenance staff and teachers continued to publicly demonstrate on Wednesday.
In his opening remarks a press conference following the meeting, Fed chair Jerome Powell said the events of the past two weeks had demonstrated, as history had shown, that “isolated banking problems if left unaddressed, can undermine confidence in healthy banks” and threaten the entire system.
The struggles in France, Britain, Greece and here in Germany must be linked to the fight against war and its cause, capitalism. No social problem can be solved without breaking the power of the financial oligarchy.
The three-day strike by 65,000 public school workers and teachers in Los Angeles, the largest strike in the US since 2019, is the latest manifestation of the growing wave of international working class struggles.
Biden and Trudeau will discuss a host of geostrategic issues, including: the NATO-instigated war with Russia over Ukraine; confronting China from the Indo-Pacific to the Arctic; NORAD modernization; and war-related economic measures.
The issue is not whether the serial liar Johnson misled the house, inadvertently or otherwise. Johnson, the entire government and the main opposition parties lied to the British working class as they took decisions that resulted in the deaths of more than 208,000 people from COVID.