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Tens of thousands of Boeing machinists vote to strike

More than 33,000 machinists working at Boeing’s facilities in Washington and Oregon packed a Major League baseball stadium on Wednesday to vote by 99.9 percent to strike when their contract expires September 12.

Bryan Dyne

Study reaffirms that masks prevent COVID-19 transmission

A new study in The Lancet demonstrates that face coverings dramatically reduce the load of SARS-CoV-2 in exhaled breath from infected persons. The reductions reached as high as 98 percent, with variations according to the type of face covering worn.

Bill Shaw

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

South Korea: Strike at Samsung Electronics enters second week; Indian railway workers demonstrate against new national pension scheme; Australia: Ramsay Health Care nurses in New South Wales protest over workloads and pay

Alabama executes Keith Gavin despite serious constitutional questions in his case

Gavin had argued that his attorneys were ineffective during his trial and that the prosecution lacked forensic or DNA evidence against him. Defense counsel failed to present mitigating evidence that might have led jurors to vote for a life sentence without the possibility of parole instead of a death sentence.

Kate Randall

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

general strike in most cities in West Bank after weekend slaughter of Gazan Palestinians in so-called designated safe area of al-Mawasi and in a refugee camp west of Khan Younis by IDF; aviation workers at South African airports on indefinite strike over pay structure affecting baggage handling and ground services

The normalization of American-style fascism

The corporate media treats the Republican National Convention, an unprecedented display of anti-immigrant bigotry, religious mania, and nationalistic frenzy, as though it were an ordinary political event.

Patrick Martin

“We are in Hell”: Gaza resident speaks to WSWS

Ghassan, who lives in a bomb-damaged house with dozens of people, described the desperate shortage of food, water and healthcare and the constant fear of bombings and drone attacks.

Our correspondent

UK Labour’s King’s Speech promises nothing for workers

There is no reason to believe that even the paltry agenda set out by Starmer’s Labour Party will be met, given the crisis-ridden world situation and the government’s total commitment to British imperialism and its escalating, ever more expensive, wars.

Thomas Scripps

Framed-up Maruti Suzuki India workers demand release of Bogdan Syrotiuk

”Bogdan Syrotiuk did not do or say anything wrong,” declared Amarjeet one of 13 Indian autoworkers sentenced to life in prison on bogus murder charges. “What he did was fight for the sake of the international working class. He fought and is fighting for workers’ power.”

Our reporters

50,000 foreclosures expected to be enforced in Greece this year

The most high-profile eviction case was that of Ioanna Kolovou, a retired journalist. She was evicted from her home along with her 28-year-old disabled son at the end of January this year. According to reports a large crowd gathered outside her home which was attacked with tear gas by the riot police who then arrested Kolovou and her son.

John Vassilopoulos

Rising unemployment and poverty in New Zealand

The National Party-led government is cutting funding for foodbanks as tens of thousands of people lose their jobs and more households struggle to pay for food, electricity and rent.

Tom Peters

This week in history: July 15-21

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

On the attempted assassination of Donald Trump

Whatever the provenance of the attack, one thing is certain: It will produce a further sharp lurch to the right of the entire political establishment. 

WSWS Editorial Board

Israeli airstrikes massacre hundreds across Gaza over the weekend

On Saturday, Israel launched a massive airstrike on a humanitarian zone in the coastal town of al-Mawasi where Palestinians had sought refuge from the relentless bombing of Gaza. The Health Ministry said it was one of the deadliest attacks in the nine-month siege, with 92 killed and 300 wounded.

Kevin Reed
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