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August 2021

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BBC praises a grand rewilding to hide how capitalism sparked environmental degradation in Kazakhstan

The BBC’s science and technology journalist, Chris Baraniuk, wrote back in January a distinctly ecohippie article celebrating the decline of human presence in the Eurasian steppes of Kazakhstan. With the title “How the Soviet Union’s end sparked a grand rewilding”, the author appears to echo…

Afghanistan Collapse reveals Beltway Media’s Loyalty to Permanent War State

Biden’s popular and long overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan triggered a big media meltdown that exposed its de facto merger with the military. In the wake of a remarkably successful Taliban offensive capped by the takeover of Kabul, the responses of corporate media provided what may have been the…

Rallies demand University of California respect new union of 17,000 student researchers

Photo credit: Student Researchers United On August 25, over 1,000 student researchers at the University of California rallied and marched in support of their unionization campaign. Their union, Student Researchers United/UAW, represents all 17,000 student researchers across the 10-campus UC system a…

Why am I delivering boutique lamps and high-end furniture in Sydney’s lockdown?

Some warehouse work must go on during even the strictest lockdown. It is essential that food, toilet paper and toothpaste, and other essential items continue to be shipped, stocked, consigned and delivered by logistics workers. But many warehouses distribute things we can live without, at least for…

Twin City window cleaning workers hold successful strike

Photo credit — SEIU Local 26 Minneapolis-St. Paul window cleaners, members of Service Employees International Union Local 26, won a major victory after an intense fight for better work conditions and pay. On August 16, the day after their contract had expired with Columbia Building Services and Fi…

Check out the new issue of Struggle – La Lucha:U.S….

U.S. imperialism out of Afghanistan; LAPD explosion; Unemployed Workers Union struggle; Supreme Court vs. tenants; reparations for Haiti; Justice for Janitors fights for contract; and more!Download PDF at [] Struggle La Lucha Afghanistan LAPD unemployment eviction ban Supreme Court UWU Haiti reparat…

Little Deaths . . . Finding Solace Inside One’s Heart

The consensus is in — no choice, no life, no job, no nothing, without a passport. That medical, DNA scan, the retina scan, all biological systems covered, that all-encompassing passport that lists every move, every moment, every job, every purchase, every fine, penalty, tax, rental, home, signific…

Back to the future: revolutionary art on the Mersey

A new installation on the Mersey is a homage to a militant history and radical art, writes Chris Nineham Liverpool’s waterfront has a brand new monument that speaks to a hidden past and to the future. For a few weeks the Museum of Liverpool and the early twentieth century landmarks to internationa…

Schools Reopen Across the Country—Workers’ Control Needed!

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is running rampant across the country. It is now the dominant form of the virus in the US and appears to be significantly more contagious than the original strain and previous variants. Though the majority of new cases involve unvaccinated individuals, breakthrough infe…

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2021-2022: Part II. Climate disaster now

From the September-October 2021 issue of News & Letters Part 1: This year’s pandemic II. Climate disaster now The heat wave that struck western Canada, Washington and Oregon in June shocked even the climatologists. Longer and hotter heat waves and broken records were expected, but climate models d…

Ho Chi Minh’s motorcade greeted by thousands in Sofia,…

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The life and times of a ‘revolutionary hillbilly’

Hy Thurman is one of the founding members of the Young Patriots, a radical group of mostly white working-class Appalachians who, together with the Black Panthers and the Young Lords, formed the first Rainbow Coalition in Chicago. Fifty years later, and 100 years after the Battle of Blair Mountain, h…

CPP Condemns Recent US Drone Strikes In Afghanistan

Marco Valbuena | Chief Information Officer | Communist Party Of The Philippines August 31, 2021 We join the Afghan people and international community in denouncing two successive attacks carried out by US military drones which killed several civilians, including women and children, and which outrigh…

Invest in public transit

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on public transit systems that rely heavily on the fare box for their funding. With collective fare box losses as high as $400 million per month, transit agencies across Canada have been forced to eliminate service routes and jobs during the pande…

Donetsk has map of mass graves left after Ukrainian aggression

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Donetsk has map of mass graves left after Ukrainian aggression: The Donetsk People’s Republic has developed a map of the gravesites where the victims of Ukrainian aggression are buried, both in the Republic and Kiev-controlled territories, the DPR Ombudswoman…

U.S. Massacres Entire Civilian Family in Drone Strike as it Exits Afghanistan

This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On today’s “In the News” roundtable, Brian Becker, Nicole Roussell and Walter…

Saigon all over again: US pull-out from Afghanistan turns into a rout

The summary departure of US troops from Afghanistan and collapse of the mercenary Afghan army further seriously weakens US dominance in central Asia and the middle east, widens cracks in the warmongering imperialist coalition, and usefully undermines the prestige of capitalist class rule over the ho…

Chilean workers are not disposable, no support for Norwegian imperialism!

The Norwegian state energy company, Statkraft, has attempted to impose an extremely exploitative contract on construction workers involved in the ‘Los Lagos’ hydroelectric project in Chile. The workers of SINACIN union are fighting back. Meanwhile, comrades from the IMT have led efforts to build…

Hurricane Ida hits 16 years post- Katrina; same neglect in gov’t preparation & response

On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Louisiana Gulf Coast as a strong category 4 hurricane—exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. The scale of destruction that Ida has wrought upon cities like New Orleans, Laplane and Houma has not yet been fully assessed, but…

Assata Shakur: The making of a revolutionary woman

In commemorating Black August, we commemorate the struggle of those who have fought before us and faced violent repercussions from the state. We uplift the revolutionary history of the Black working class and its fundamental position in forging and leading the struggle for liberation for all. And we…

Chicago march of reactionaries and fascists marks ‘renewed independence’ of Ukraine

Commentary by Eric Struch | August 31, 2021 Chicago, IL - On Sunday, August 29, there was a parade commemorating the 30th anniversary of the "renewed independence" of Ukraine. While this may at first glance seem to be no threat to labor, progressives and anti-racists, the true character of the event…

China announces massive greening plan to achieve carbon goals

China plans to plant 500 million mu (about 33.33 million hectares) of forests and grasslands in the next five years — 100 million mu per year–to help achieve its carbon emission reduction goals, according to the country’s forestry authorities. The task includes planting 54 million mu of trees…

Biology as Ideology at 30

This first U.S. edition of Biology as Ideology by Richard Lewontin is a reprint of the 1990 Massey Lectures, which were broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Company, and an essay titled The Dream of the Human Genome written for The New York Review of Books (May 28, 1992). The lectures and essay we…

Union busting and automation: The logistics giant behind the scenes of America’s most popular retailers

One of the largest transportation and logistics corporations in the world, XPO Logistics, recently created a spinoff company that will focus on warehouses and supply chains, while XPO Logistics will continue to focus more on transportation operations. Workers and unions argue that, despite the new n…


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