Corporate greed and capitalist irresponsibility led to a fiery, jackknifed derailment of a Norfolk Southern Railway train in East Palestine, Ohio, on the evening of Feb. 3. East Palestine sits on the borders of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River. Railroad Workers United (RWU), a rank-and-file caucus made up of militant railroad union members, issued a statement Feb. 7 stating that the derailed train was known as the Norfolk Southern train NS 32N. On Feb. 5, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered residents of East Palestine to evacuate immediately: “You need to leave; you just need to leave. Their press release, mentioned earlier, entitled, “Fiery Ohio Train Wreck the Result of PSR,” argues that the disaster could have been prevented, calling the derailment a “19th century-style mechanical failure” of an axle.
If they do get across the border, migrants can be jailed on criminal trespassing charges under Texas’ inhumane laws. In March 2020, the Trump administration invoked this statute relative to the spread of COVID-19, using it as a reason to allow authorities to deny entry to migrants at the Southern border. Many migrants have been waiting in Mexico since then for the statute to expire, so they would be allowed entry. Groups of migrants came into El Paso across the border highway and through sewage/water tunnels and over fences. Brandishing rifles, they have been abusively preventing people from entering the U.S.‘Remain in Mexico’ policy remainsThe Trump administration implemented the Migrant Protection Protocols or Remain in Mexico policy (RMX) in January 2019.2 months ago Workers World
While many European countries have had strikes and protests, France is where hundreds of thousands of workers have taken to the streets. Workers at the largest nuclear power plant in France have reduced their output by a third in solidarity with the refinery workers. In the General Confederation of Workers (CGT), whose chemical industry section called the strike, along with Force Ouvrière, Solidaires and some student and youth unions have called for a general strike Oct. 18 to defend French workers’ constitutional right to strike and to demand wages be indexed to inflation. The success of the FI rally indicates that the one-day general strike scheduled for Oct. 18 will be successful. What the rally and the general strike have ignored is the overall context of the struggles against U.S. sanctions and the worldwide inflation those are creating.5 months ago Workers World
By Fadi Kassem, Georges Gastaud and Aymeric MonvilleThis statement, by three leaders in the PRCF (Pole for Communist Renaissance, France), was published Oct. 9. Translation: Workers WorldWhatever its modus operandi, the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge is a major provocation against Russia. The latter option is no less dangerous for world peace. There is a strong, even a vital connection of the defense of world peace, France’s return to an independent foreign and military policy, the defense of wages, of workers’ living conditions and social gains — in particular, guaranteed stable pensions. Stop the EU-NATO dictates that are leading France, Europe and the world towards chaos and a pan-European conflagration that could become global!5 months ago Workers World
The current conflict between the U.S. and Russia, brought on by U.S./NATO use of the war in Ukraine to promote a broader war against Russia, contains many similarities. U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 bombers now flying to Europe from U.S. bases are practicing dropping nuclear weapons on Russian targets. Other planes from European air bases are practicing deploying NATO nuclear weapons against Russia. Russia, on the other hand, is not carrying out nuclear war games against the U.S. or any other NATO country. Nuclear weapons: ‘just another military tool’Russia published a doctrine that spells out the “exceptional circumstances” under which they can use nuclear weapons.4 months ago Workers World
Rail workers have led the charge, encouraging workers in a range of occupations to follow suit. Over 40,000 rail workers are set to go on strike again Dec. 13-14, Dec. 16-17, Jan. 3-4 and Jan. 6-7. RMT leaders claim recent talks with rail bosses and Network Rail ended without resolution. Thousands of postal workers, university lecturers and teachers went on strike Nov. 24, setting up picket lines at post offices, universities and schools throughout the country. Much like their fellow nurses in the U.S., nurses in Britain blame low pay for unsafe staff shortages and low retention rates.3 months ago Workers World
Boris Johnson has enough support to enter the race and become Britain’s next prime minister, his ally and Conservative lawmaker James Duddridge said on Saturday, reporting that the former leader had reached the 100 endorsement threshold, however, a Reuters tally put him at approximately 40 endorsements. Potential candidates to replace Prime Minister Liz Truss, who quit on Thursday after six weeks in office, were embarking on a frantic weekend of lobbying to secure enough nominations to enter the leadership contest before Monday's deadline. While former Defence Minister Penny Mordaunt was the only politician to formally declared to run, despite having just 22 nominations. The pride and shame of the Conservative PartyThe boss is back. The man who broke the Brexit deadlock, delivered the first Covid vaccine, supported Ukraine when no one else would.5 months ago TVP World
In the second round, Rosa secured an early takedown after only about 15 seconds from the start. Landberg defended well Rosa's attempts to move into mount, while Rosa tried to isolate Lansberg's right hand. Gordon took Mokaev's back at the end of the round and locked in the RNC, but the bell saved Mokaev! Gordon gave Mokaev top position and then threw Mokaev on his head with a suplex. In the third round, Omargadzhiev looked very tired and slow, but the shots from both of them looked very bad.5 months ago Financial World