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Australian teachers union strikes sellout deal with Labor government in NSW

The New South Wales Teachers Federation (NSWTF) state council last month accepted a four-year agreement with the state Labor government. The deal is essentially a blank cheque for the government over the next four years, selling out the state’s public school teachers.Teachers themselves have been given…

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson signs $29 million contract with Virginia-based defense firm for migrant camp

Democratic Mayor of Chicago Brandon Johnson’s plan to have private security firm GardaWorld build and operate what he calls “winterized base camps,” rather detention centers, to house thousands of asylum seekers is provoking popular revulsion and anger. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stumps for…

Oppose RMT and ASLEF sell outs: Build rail and Tube workers rank-and-file committees!

Strike action by ASLEF train drivers and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union during the Conservative Party conference in Britain this week has been quickly dismantled, with RMT leader Mick Lynch playing the central role. Rather than the spearhead of the fight demanded by rail workers, both unions…

European Union foreign ministers meet in Ukraine to escalate war with Russia

The foreign ministers of the European Union’s (EU) member countries met yesterday in Kiev for a summit to pledge continuing support to NATO’s war with Russia in Ukraine. Though the summit came after the bloody failure of Ukraine’s counteroffensive and amid mounting divisions in ruling circles over…

Nobel Prize awarded to pioneering mRNA scientists who helped develop COVID vaccines

The awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman is justly deserved. Through a years-long collaboration at the University of Pennsylvania beginning in 1997, Karikó and Weissman conducted pioneering research that made possible the rapid creation of…

Socialist Equality Party meeting discusses its campaign for an active boycott of Australia’s Voice referendum

On Sunday the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) in Australia held a successful public meeting as part of its campaign to educate and mobilise workers and youth on a socialist perspective in opposition to both the Yes and No camps in the October 14 referendum.Titled “For an active boycott of Australian…

California Governor Newsom picks long-time Democratic Party operative Laphonza Butler to replace Senator Feinstein

Vice President Kamala Harris (left) and newly appointed California Senator Laphonza Butler, (left) June 2023. [Photo: Laphonza Butler]On Sunday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he would be appointing Laphonza Butler, 44, to the Senate seat held by the late Dianne Feinstein. Butler, a…

Workers and young people support SEP campaign for active boycott of Australia’s Voice referendum

On Sunday, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held a public meeting advancing its fight for an active boycott of the October 14 referendum on enshrining an indigenous Voice to parliament in the Australian Constitution.SEP National Secretary Cheryl Crisp addressing public meeting in Bankstown, Australia…

“We all should be on strike at the same time”: Ford Chicago workers speak out from the picket lines

Work at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, the Big Three or in the parts plants? We want to hear from you: Fill out the form at the end of the article to tell us about your demands and what you’re fighting for.Over 4,600 workers at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant went on strike and joined the picket lines…

Trump fraud trial opens in Manhattan

On Monday, the first of seven civil and criminal cases against ex-president Donald Trump began in Manhattan, with Trump facing a lawsuit by the New York attorney general Letitia James, seeking $250 million in damages for the Trump Organization systematically overvaluing major real estate properties in…

Labor government starves Aboriginal schools of funds in Australia’s Northern Territory

In the midst of the Australian federal Labor government’s campaign for a yes vote in its Voice referendum, claiming it will improve the lives of indigenous people, data has emerged showing that the Labor administration in the Northern Territory is grossly underfunding schools in Aboriginal communities.Falling…

Leading filmmakers protest German culture minister’s assault on the Berlin Film Festival

Leading international filmmakers and actors have condemned the manner in which Germany’s culture minister, Claudia Roth (Green Party), is undermining and seeking to influence the country’s main film festival, the Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).At the start of July, Roth announced…

Cost-of-living, jobs and social crisis deepening in Australia

Recent economic data point to the intensifying financial pressures being deliberately applied to working-class households by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Albanese Labor government.Unemployed workers registering to receive social welfare outside Centrelink office in Sydney in 2020.Facing…

Release the full UAW-Mack contract! Workers have a right to know what’s in the agreement!

The following statement was released by Will Lehman, a Mack Trucks worker and rank-and-file candidate for UAW president last year, on the eve of the October 1 contract expiration between the UAW and Mack Trucks.Join the next online meeting of the Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee Network to discuss…

Mass demonstration in Warsaw against right-wing Polish government

Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in the Polish capital Warsaw Sunday for the removal of the far-right PiS (Law and Justice Party) government. Under the slogan “Marsz Miliona Serc” (March of Millions of Hearts), opposition leader Donald Tusk of the right-wing Citizens’ Platform (PO) called for…

Surge of saltwater up the Mississippi River threatenes New Orleans water supply

Following several weeks of drought conditions in Southeast Louisiana, the Mississippi River has hit record lows. A surge of saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico now threatens the water supply to New Orleans and has already contaminated the water of towns to the south of the city near the Gulf Coast.In this…

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman calls for overturn of UN refugee convention in fascistic speech

Conservative Home Secretary Suella Braverman stepped up the UK government’s war against refugees and asylum seekers in a fascistic speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) last week.Braverman hailed the AEI as an “organisation that has contributed so much to the intellectual foundations…

UAW announces tentative agreement at Mack Trucks minutes before strike deadline, provoking outcry by workers

Work at Mack-Volvo? We want to hear from you: Fill out the form at the end to tell us what you think of the UAW’s announcement of a tentative agreement, and to discuss joining a rank-and-file committee.Gates to the Mack Trucks plant, Macungie, PennsylvaniaMinutes before a midnight contract expiration…

“We need to all be out now”: Autoworkers demand all-out strike to break resistance of auto companies to their demands

Striking workers at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant Two and a half weeks since the expiration of their labor agreements, rank-and-file workers are increasingly coming to the realization that they must wage an uncompromising battle not just against the corporations but their servants in the United Auto Workers…

British government prepares to send troops into the war against Russia

British soldiers attend a military exercise 'Iron Sword 2014' near Vilnius, Lithuania. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File) On Saturday, British Defense Minister Grant Shapps raised the prospect of deploying UK troops directly into Ukraine, nominally to serve as trainers for Ukrainian forces. “Particularly…

Pro-Zionist film smears Roger Waters as an “antisemite”

A new film by the London-based Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) was released on YouTube last Wednesday slandering the internationally acclaimed rock musician and political activist Roger Waters as an antisemite.The 37-minute film, entitled The Dark Side of Roger Waters—which the CAA is falsely promoting…

Youth speak out against the resumption of student loan payments

After more than a three-year pause due to the pandemic, federal student loan payments resume this month for tens of millions of American borrowers. Despite the desperate financial situation millions of borrowers find themselves in, President Joe Biden signed into law the requirement that all student…

The Voice referendum and the huge “reconciliation” march across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 2000

The following article, written in 2000, outlines the political issues raised by a massive “Walk for Aboriginal Reconciliation” across Sydney’s Harbour Bridge that year attended by more than 250,000 people. Two days earlier, on a “National Sorry Day,” thousands of ordinary people had also marched…

Behind the stop-gap spending bill: Democrats to agree on border crackdown in exchange for Ukraine war funding

Late Saturday night, President Joe Biden signed into law a last-minute bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government for an additional 47 days and avoid an immediate shutdown.Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy proposed the measure following behind-the-scenes talks with the…

Mount Sinai postdoctoral medical researchers speak to the WSWS on their struggle

The United Auto Workers (UAW)-affiliated Sinai Postdoctoral Organizing Committee (SPOC), a union containing over 500 medical researchers at the Icahn Medical Institute in New York City (Formerly Mount Sinai School of Medicine), conducted an “Informational Picket” last Thursday. Amidst the ongoing…


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