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Milwaukee Area Labor Council adopts Philippines labor solidarity resolution

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following resolution, adopted by the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO Executive Board on October 2, 2023.Resolution in Solidarity with Organized Labor in the Philippines WHEREAS, legislative and violent attacks on organized labor in the Philippines have…

Family and community demand justice for Jor’Dell Richardson

Aurora, CO – On September 27 community members and activists gathered to support the family of Jor’Dell Richardson, who was murdered by police. The crowd demanded accountability for his killing at a meeting with officials of the city of Aurora and Arapahoe County. As the trial for two of the Aurora…

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…

Indigenous leaders, allies honor Orange Shirt Day

United American Indians of New England (UAINE), the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) and their allies took over the entrance of Boston’s Basilica Church Sept. 30 to commemorate the “National Day For Truth and Reconciliation” in so-called Canada. Participants in Orange Shirt Day…

Orange Shirt Day protests

Mazaska Talks, Indigenous Tribal members and their allies marched from the Seattle federal building on Sept. 30 to observe Orange Shirt Day, an event created to expose, oppose and rectify the damage done by Canadian government-sponsored residential schools, and U.S. government-backed American Indian…

The liberated space of Palestine Writes Festival

By Nicki KattouraPhiladelphia This slightly edited article first appeared in Mondoweiss, Sept. 28. The Palestine Writes Literature Festival, Sept. 22-24, was a liberated space for Palestinians to speak and dream freely. It was an unequivocal display of love for a land and her people, their history and…

A plea from U.S. incarcerees: Stop killing us

Robert Divine, age 52, died Feb. 14, 2023; Steven Smith, age 38, died April 15, 2021; Courtney Salmon, age 31, died May 25, 2021; Quincy Di-Harris, age 25, died Aug. 27, 2021; Kenneth Harris, age 69, died June 7, 2023; Bass Wykeem, age 33, died Aug. 26, 2022 – they are just six of 46 people known to…

The Passing of the Father of India’s Green Revolution

M.S. Swaminathan, widely regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India, recently passed away (28 September) at the age of 98. An agronomist, agricultural scientist and plant geneticist, Swaminathan played a key role in introducing hybrid high yielding varieties of wheat and rice to India and…

“The Great Taking”: How They Can Own It All

“’You’ll own nothing and be happy’? David Webb has gone through the 50-year history of all the legal constructs that have been put in place to technically enable that to happen.” [Oct 2 interview titled “The Great Taking: Who Really Owns Your Assets?”] The derivatives bubble has been estimated…

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…

The right is playing with the fire of fascism

Home secretary Suella Braverman endorses the thinking and policies of the far right Conservative home secretary Suella Braverman flew to Washington DC last week to announce that “uncontrolled and illegal migration is an existential challenge for the political and cultural institutions of the West.” She…

Remembering Allende and his project ‘Cybersyn’

The author of this article, MR author Prabir Purkayastha, was detained for questioning on Tuesday, October 3rd, by Indian police in the raid on the left news website NewsClick, a product of the New York Times article attacking left activists. FIFTY years back, Pinochet’s coup destroyed Allende’s…

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…

Despite electoral setback, Spain’s left might snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Spain’s elections on July 23 yielded a surprise result that’s left the country without a government for more than 10 weeks now. While the conservative Partido Popular (PP) won the most votes, no clear majority was established. The far-right party Vox also made significant gains, and has established…

Calm Can Coexist with Fury

AT SOME POINT in 1999, I interviewed the author and journalist Naomi Klein about No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, her exposé of the extractive and exploitative realities behind the shiny packaging for Nike and Starbucks. That book, and Klein herself, became central to the anti-capitalist movement…

PSL Statement: Modi’s police targets progressive Indian outlet NewsClick with mass raids

Photo: Emergency event held by journalists to protest the raids against NewsClick. Credit — @poornimajoshi72 The Party for Socialism and Liberation is joining with other progressive activists and organizations for a rally outside the New York Times today (Oct. 3) at 6:00 p.m. to hold them accountable…

Haiti as Empire’s laboratory

This story originally appeared in NACLA on Sept. 26, 2023. It is reprinted here with permission. In December 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law H.R.2116, also known as the Global Fragility Act (GFA). Although this act was developed by the conservative United States Institute of Peace, it was…

Black workers’ charter – a programme for fighting racism

Black Lives Matter protesters, Hyde Park, 3.6.20, credit: Socialist Party (uploaded 24/06/2020) Below is the Socialist Party’s Black Workers Charter, a programme for fighting racism, originally produced by the Black and Asian group of the Socialist Party in 2021 and now updated for 2023. Racism exists…

Featured article: Rulers’ fear of revolution won’t stop Iranian masses

By Terry Moon All governments, including the U.S., fear revolution in their own countries and others. What the hardliners in Iran revealed before and after their morality police murdered Jina Mahsa Amini a year ago this September for supposedly wearing hijab “improperly,” is that none fear revolution…

Dystopian Lyrics

Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue…

Nagorno-Karabakh: victim of inter-imperialist rivalry

Nagorno-Karabakh has been wiped off the map as what remained of the breakaway region surrendered to Azerbaijan’s troops on 20 September, after brief fighting that led to at least 200 ethnic Armenians being killed. According to the most recent reports, over 100,000 Armenians – almost the entire population…

Talking shit

The French do it figuratively. During the recent general strikes against President Macron’s pensions policy, towns all over France were plastered with posters proclaiming “Nous Sommes dans la Merde” [We are in the shit]. The English do it literally. Underground stations in London are currently…

Women WorldWide: October 2023

By Artemis On Sept. 6, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled state laws against abortion are unconstitutional and violate women’s rights. This does not automatically make decriminalization the law of the land, and Mexico’s two congressional chambers will need to pass a law eliminating abortion from the…

Communists Are Organizing Across the United States

A specter is haunting the United States of America—the specter of communism! All powers of the Land of the Free have united to exorcize this specter: Biden and Trump, Bezos and Gates, reformist politicians and “freedom caucus” rabble, liberal professors and reactionary pundits. Yet where is the…

File under ‘s’ for solidarity: Union members defend local library

When teens and librarians planned a Drag Make-Up Hour at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, MA (a small town about 25 miles north of Boston) they drew fury from a handful of right-wingers—and heartfelt support from the community, including dozens of union members from the North Shore Labor Council…


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