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January 2022

The Most Important Climate Book Ever Written

It was sort of like New Year’s Eve, except it was agreed it should be a simultaneous moment all over the Earth. Having it be the same very moment for all seemed right, it was important to feel the connection with everyone and everything. So the time came and we listened to the voices on our phones. We are the children of the planet, we are going to…

Free Leonard Peltier! COVID-19 inside prison

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic currently raging through the jail, prison and detention centers of this country, Leonard Peltier (Turtle Mountain Band, Chippewa Nation), an Indigenous leader and political prisoner, has issued a cry for help. Leonard Peltier Peltier, 77 years old, who has been imprisoned for 45 years, was reported as having tested…

Mumia Abu-Jamal: ‘A new Freedom Now Movement’

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commentaries are recorded by prisonradio.org/. The great Caribbean revolutionary Franz Fanon wrote in his now-classic work, “The Wretched of the Earth,” the following call to action: “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity. That mission is now before…

Cement workers strike transnational corporations

SeattleA major strike by concrete mixer drivers and cement plant workers against cement company bosses has shut down much of Seattle’s $23 billion construction industry. The workers are members of Teamsters Local 174.  Concrete mixer drivers, dump truck drivers and cement plant workers walk off the job in Seattle after bosses “fail to bargain in…

La próxima no será colonizada

Por Pedro Jorge Velázquez. Resumen Latinoamericano, 18 de enero Hay fracasos a los que se le coge el gusto, digo yo; ¿o cómo puede ser posible que los derrotados se regeneren en formas nuevas de fracaso? ¿Será como esa sensación de que algún día resultará, después de tanto intentarlo? Santiago de Cuba. Credit: (Tomado de Granma)/Foto: Archivo/Cubadebate…

America Is Reaping What It Sowed in Ukraine

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies / January 31st, 2022 U.S. allies in Ukraine, with NATO, Azov Battalion and neo-Nazi flags. Photo by russia-insider.com So what are Americans to believe about the rising tensions over Ukraine? The United States and Russia both claim their escalations are defensive, responding to threats and escalations by the…

Naxalite Killed During Encounter With Security Forces In Sukma District

Sukma District, January 31, 2022: A Naxalite was killed during an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Sunday morning, an official said. The gun battle took place in a forest near Thimmapuram village when a joint team of different security forces was on patrol, Sukma Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma said. Personnel…

Sue Gray report: Johnson’s told too many lies to redact

Despite being heavily redacted thanks to the Met Police's intervention, Sue Gray's report is still damning of Johnson and his government, writes Terina Hine The long-awaited Gray report was published today. Although not the report - the full un-redacted version is under lock and key in Gray's safe - we were instead given a 12-page “update”. And…

PFLP Will Boycott Meetings Of The Palestinian National Council

Palestine, January 31, 2022: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) reaffirmed on Sunday that it is boycotting meetings of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) linked to the PLO. According to a statement from the PFLP, the reason for the boycott is “the lack of national agreement.” The PFLP is the second largest of the factions…

Minneapolis: NO War with Russia! Fund human needs, not another war!Saturday, February 5 – 11:00…

Saturday, February 5 - 11:00 a.m.Mayday Plaza, 301 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN Join a visible anti-war presence to say NO to another war.Neighborhood march will include a stop at the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.Over the past two decades, the U.S. wars have devastated Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria. Now the war-makers are threatening…

$37,909 For Hand Surgery

I was quite anxious to start with. I was about to go through a major hand surgery. Three to four hours under general anesthesia. Admissions called my name and asked me directly how I’m gonna pay. Wait, you told me to just bring my photo ID. “Well, sir, is this your billing address?”  Five hours later I come out of the fog on a hospital bed, and…

Call the White House (202-456-1111). Say you support COVID release and the commutation of Leonard…

Call the White House (202-456-1111). Say you support COVID release and the commutation of Leonard Peltier’s sentence. He is currently in FCI Coleman in Florida.Sign the online petition: [] also email/call elected officials from your home district to let them know you care about #LeonardPeltier and support commutation & COVID release for him. If you…

Mexican autoworkers are on the verge of a historic union vote

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Jan. 28, 2022. It is shared here with permission. Workers at a massive General Motors plant in central Mexico will vote in a landmark election next week to decide which union will represent the plant’s 6,500 workers. A victory by the independent union there would be a big step toward breaking the stranglehold…

NYC Food Delivery Bill: A Win for Delivery Workers?

The New York City Council’s recent legislation promises “protections” for some of the city’s most vulnerable workers—the 80,000 food delivery drivers that can be spotted on nearly every city street. However, a closer look at the law raises the question: how can we really guarantee a decent living for delivery workers?Delivery workers under…

Action Alert: Stop the War with Russia over Ukraine!

We must act now to stop the war with Russia over Ukraine, a war that would risk becoming a dangerous conflict between nuclear states. As people residing in the United States, we have a special responsibility to call upon the U.S. government to: — Stop the war with Russia — Stop the NATO expansion — Stop sending weapons to Ukraine and the European…

Sense and Nonsense about Ukraine

By Stephen Gowans January 21, 2022 Joe Biden thinks, or at least says he thinks, that a Russian invasion of Ukraine would “be the most consequential thing that’s happened in the world in terms of war and peace since World War II.” Biden is either delusional, or supremely confident in the power of US propaganda to turn black to white, otherwise…

Open Letter of the Hungarian Workers’ Party

Thoughts before the meeting of communist parties in Lisbon January, 2022 The meeting of the Working Group which prepares the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) is going to be held in Lisbon on March 5, following the initiative of the Portuguese Communist Party. The importance of this meeting is highlighted that by the…

Is Lockheed Martin Dictating Politico’s War Propaganda Articles in Secret?

By Jeremy Kuzmarov  Hell, no. They’re Doing it right out in the open. Check out Politico’s latest “independent” news story designed to scare the bejeezus out of its readers and justify the cry for more and bigger military hardware contracts to fatten the coffers of our leading weapons makers. Notice anything new? This pro-war propaganda piece…

Ukraine and U.S. War Propaganda

By Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist Jan 26, 2022   Black Agenda Report The 2014 U.S. sponsored coup against the elected government of Ukraine must be the starting point for any discussion of the current crisis. That crisis has been manufactured by Joe Biden, who was the Obama administration point person in using Ukraine…

On the Great Strikes and Demonstrations of the Working Class and the People of Kazakhstan

Joint Statement of Communist and Workers’ Parties January 18, 2021 At the beginning of 2022, Kazakhstan, the former Soviet Republic of Central Asia, has been shaken by mass workers’ and people’s mobilizations, whose cause lies in the sharpened economic, social, and political problems faced by workers due to the restoration of capitalism in the…

Cuba: Internationalism of Vaccines

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera January 26, 2022 Cuba, in spite of the suffocating US blockade, is ready to send, at solidarity prices, tens of millions of doses of its vaccines against covid-19 to low-income countries. This was announced on January 25 by senior executives of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and the biotechnology industry at an international…

We can’t abandon our children to a world without a future

“On December 31, 2020, Tommy Raskin, the only son of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, tragically took his own life after a long struggle with depression. Seven days later on January 6, Congressman Raskin returned to Congress to help certify the 2020 Presidential election results, when violent insurrectionists led by right wing extremist groups stormed…

Union Membership Resumes Its Fall

By Doug Henwood January 30, 2022 Union membership fell by almost 2 percent in 2021 as employment rose by over 3 percent. That took union density — the share of the workforce belonging to unions — down from 10.8 percent in 2020 to 10.3 percent last year, where it was in 2019. Density rose in 2020 because more nonunion workers lost their jobs in the…

Bloody Sunday, 1972: Imperialism’s Response to Peaceful Demands for Democratic Reforms

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland 29 January 2022 Anniversaries are an opportunity to dwell upon and learn from past events and struggles, to identify past successes and failures. Fifty years ago the British state carried out an organised and sanctioned attack on the anti-internment civil rights march in Derry organised by the Northern Ireland…

In Search of the Marxist Novel

JENNY FARRELL looks for political clues in the novels of Sally Rooney Recently, 30-year-old Irish author Sally Rooney was in the headlines following her refusal to grant the translation rights of her new novel Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021) to the Israeli Modan publishing house. Since then 70 prominent authors backed her decision in a joint statement…


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