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General strike in India

On March 30, India saw yet another earth shattering general strike. The strike was called against the anti-people, anti-worker and the destructive policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government. The strike was organized by some of the largest communist and socialist-led mass organizations and trade unions, such as Centre of Indian Trade…

Minnesota: Labor union fights mass termination of unvaccinated workers

Minneapolis, MN - On April 8, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough plans to fire or put on track to terminate over 150 workers for not being vaccinated. While union representatives of AFSCME 2822 are awaiting demographic data, past disciplines suggest the firings will hit workers of color and low wage workers the hardest. The mass firings come…

Red theory: Dialectics or metaphysics, two methods of analysis

Karl Marx In our last article we saw that Marxism-Leninism bases itself on a materialist worldview. But we saw, at the same time, that materialism as it came to be understood with the rise of bourgeois society was still metaphysical in its method of analysis. At this point, let’s look at the difference between the metaphysical and dialectical method…

Tallahassee: International Women’s Day panel

Regina Joseph, Noella Williams, and Cas Casanova at the International Women’s Day Panel (Photo by Dawn Freo) Tallahassee, FL – Freedom Road Socialist Organization - Tallahassee hosted a panel for International Women’s Day at The Bark, a local vegan restaurant in the All Saints community, on Saturday, March 12. The panel was co-sponsored by FAMU…

Sol Marquez of FRSO speaks out on International Women’s Day

Sol Marquez (Fight Back! News/staff) Fight Back News is circulating the text of a speech given by Sol Marquez at a celebration of International Women’s Day in Los Angeles. Buenas tardes, hermanas, friends, comrades y Happy 114th IWD 2022! My name is Sol Marquez, and I am speaking on behalf of the Marxist-Leninist Freedom Road Socialist Organization…

Minneapolis teachers and education support professionals ratify contract after 20-day strike

Minneapolis educators ratify new contract. (Brad Sigal) Minneapolis, MN - On Sunday evening, March 27, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) Presidents Greta Callahan and Sean Laden announced that both teachers and education support professionals (ESPs) had ratified their new contracts. Laden is the president of the education support professionals’…

Texas rally against Gov. Abbot’s transphobic attacks

Arlington students rally for trans rights. (Fight Back! News/Staff) Arlington, TX - On March 23, Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington held a protest condemning the transphobic attacks that Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick have imposed on Texan families. Both men attempted to direct the state Department…

In New Orleans hundreds unite to march against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Youth lead 250-person march under banner that says “Hear us! See us! Trans Rights Now!” (Aiden Craver) New Orleans, LA - Around 250 community members gathered at New Orleans City Hall, March 25, to forcefully voice their opposition to a string of legislation introduced by Louisiana Republicans in recent weeks. This includes bills that would restrict…

Florida State University’s Graduate Assistants United demands change policies around COVID-19

Tallahassee, FL- On March 22, Florida State University’s Graduate Assistants United (GAU) marched to Wescott and demanded FSU change their policies around COVID-19. “Florida State University wants GAs basically to come to work, be overworked, underpaid and just die on their own dime and do nothing about it. There are a lot of things on this campus…

Idealism or materialism: Two approaches to the world

Engels and Marx. When we talk about the philosophy that forms the basis of Marxism-Leninism, we say that that philosophy is dialectical materialism. At this point in our series on the theoretical concepts of Marxism-Leninism, we are going to focus on the materialism of dialectical materialism and try to come to a clear understanding of what that means…

Protest against torture in Illinois prisons

Chicago protest against torture in Illinois prisions. (Joe Iosbaker) Chicago, IL - Almost two years after the rebellion that swept the country after the murder of George Floyd, people continue to come forward demanding an end to racist policing and mass incarceration. Despite the law-and-order backlash occurring in Illinois, a group of families from…

Minneapolis teachers and support professionals reach tentative agreements on 18th day of strike

Striking Minneapolis educators (Photo by Brad Sigal) Minneapolis, MN - Early on Friday, March 25, the striking Minneapolis teachers and education support professionals reached tentative agreements that will be voted on by union members. They have been on strike since Tuesday, March 8. Over the almost three-week strike, the educators made major progress…

U of MN students speak out for striking educators

U of MN students stand with striking educators. (Brad Sigal) Minneapolis, MN - Around 40 people gathered in Dinkytown, off the intersection of 15th Avenue and 4th Street to hold a speak-out in support of striking Minneapolis educators on Saturday, March 19. The action kicked off with a round of chants, as onlookers passed by, some even joining the protest…

Minneapolis rallies on the anniversary of the Iraq invasion to say no to U.S. wars

Minneapolis protest against U.S. wars. (Brad Sigal) On March 19, more than 80 demonstrators gathered outside Walker Library in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood to protest ongoing U.S. military interventions abroad, from U.S. troops deployed in Syria to the continued funding and arming of troops in Ukraine. The protest was organized by the Minnesota…

Letter to the editor: Black liberation, anti-imperialism, and Ukraine

Commentary by Frank Chapman | March 22, 2022 What we are experiencing in this moment of history is not only the potential of World War III, but the unconcealed struggle of U.S. monopoly capitalism to establish its dictatorship internationally. While accusing Russia of threatening the world with nuclear war, it is U.S. imperialism which continues to…

Steelworkers Local 5 votes down Chevron’s ‘last, best and final’ offer, prepares for unfair labor practice strike

San Francisco, CA - Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5 voted down Chevron’s most recent proposal on a contract covering more than 500 workers at its Richmond, California, oil refinery. The USW encouraged Chevron to return to the bargaining table, but it refused, forcing workers to give notice of their intent to begin an unfair labor practice…

Minnesota unions rally for striking Minneapolis teachers and education support professionals

Minnesota Workers United solidarity action with striking educators. (Brad Sigal) Minneapolis, MN - At least 14 unions from Minnesota held a rally in support of the striking Minneapolis educators, March 20. The rally was organized by the Minnesota Workers United (MWU) Strike Support Committee, which is the sanctioned labor and community strike support…

Starbucks workers in Colorado Springs file for unionization

Colorado Springs, CO - On March 14, Starbucks employees at the Flintridge & Academy Starbucks store in Colorado Springs held a rally to mark their filing for unionization. The workers were joined by community members, local politicians and baristas from other locations. The unionization effort comes on a wave of such filings across the country. To date…

New Orleans trans and workers organizations demonstrate for International Women’s Day

Passing drivers honked in support as demonstrators proudly waved signs and banners. (Fight Back! News) New Orleans, LA - Community members gathered in New Orleans on the weekend after International Women’s Day to mark the holiday in the context of critical struggles unfolding across the country. They gathered on Claiborne Avenue at the sight of the…

Minnesota: Public defense lawyers and support staff resist intimidation, ready to strike

Minneapolis, MN - Just one day before public defense lawyers and support staff in Minnesota enter what could be a final mediation session before striking, their employer, the state of Minnesota, has begun a campaign to bust the union and weaken the resolve of the workers. Last week Minnesota public defense lawyers and support staff voted overwhelmingly…

New York community group blasts NYPD’s treatment of women

Jessica Schwartz speaking at NYCAP event. (Fight Back! News/staff) New York, NY - Members of New York Community Action Project (NYCAP) gathered on the cold and windy Sunday, March 13, after International Women’s Day, to speak out and protest the New York Police Department’s treatment of women in New York. Jessica Schwartz told the crowd, “On a…

Minneapolis teachers and support professionals strike enters week two

Support is growing for Minneapolis educators strike. (Photo by Brad Sigal) Minneapolis MN - Teachers and education support professionals at Minneapolis Public Schools began a strike on March 8, shutting down the Minneapolis school system. Today, March 14, the strike continues as the schools remain closed for a second week. Over the weekend a series…

Vigil in Elk River, MN demands “ICE out of Sherburne County”

Elk River action demands “ICE Out of Sherburne County.” (Fight Back! News/staff) Elk River, MN - On the morning of March 8, around 50 people gathered at the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office to demand that the county cut ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The rally was organized by Sanctuary and Resistance to Injustice (SARI)…

Community car caravan supports Minneapolis educators’ strike

March 12 car caravan supports Minneapolis educators’ strike. (Photo by Brad Sigal) Minneapolis, MN - On March 12 a car caravan brought honks of solidarity to Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) negotiating committee members while they were in talks with the school district administration at the Davis Center after a week of being on strike. Organized…

Eyewitness report day 3 of the PSUV 5th Congress

PSUV Congress (Fight Back! News/staff) Caracas, Venezuela - Day three of the PSUV 5th Congress began on March 8, with thousands filling the large auditorium again as Afro-Venezuelan dancers took to the stage and Caribbean coast music filled the air. The Chavista delegates smiled and swayed to the steady rhythm of folkloric songs about the Bolivarian…


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