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Columbus Starbucks files to unionize, aiming to become 4th unionized in the city

The 1085 West 5th Avenue Starbucks location has become the 4th store in Columbus to file for unionization in the nationwide Starbucks Workers United organizing campaign. Citing unfair working conditions, being overworked and understaffed, unfair scheduling, and the removal of their pride flag, workers say they are organizing for a seat at the bargaining…

Tyre Nichols protests renew focus on multiple Memphis cop crimes

Photo: Protest against police brutality in Memphis, Jan. 27 Hundreds marched in Memphis on Friday and Saturday demanding justice for 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, beaten so brutally by Memphis police on January 7 that he died three days later. Several people victimized by the police came out to march as well. They or a loved one suffered a similar fate…

Mass protests for Israeli ‘democratic rights’ silent on Palestinian oppression

Opposition demonstrations of more than 100,000 people have taken place in Israeli cities since the new extreme right-wing government, including undisguised fascist ministers, took office on Dec. 30. The protests, in the name of democracy, have been organized by multiple organizations and politicians focusing particularly on the new government’s attempt…

PSL Editorial – Blinken: Don’t normalize Israel’s blood-soaked government

Secretary of State Antony Blinkin’s trip to Israel today confers legitimacy and a sense of normality to what is a profoundly dangerous regime bent on dramatically stepping up the murder of Palestinians. “America’s commitment to [Israel’s] security remains ironclad,” Blinken pledged at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

反对开发商在Philadelphia唐⼈街新建蓝球体育馆

Translation by Weber Lin 2022 年 7 ⽉,Philadelphia 76ers⼈队透露,计划在该市历史悠久的唐⼈街附近建造⼀个耗资 13 亿美元的新篮球场——所谓的 76 ⼴场。 76 ⼈队与亿万富翁David Adelman成⽴了 76 DevCorp,这是 ⼀家为监督球馆项⽬⽽创建的开发公司。 Adelman还是 Campus Apartments 的⾸席执⾏官,这是…

PSL statement: Justice for Tyre Nichols – Take to the streets!

Photo: Tyre Nichols Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was mercilessly beaten to death earlier this month during a traffic stop by five Memphis Police Department officers. In a few hours, the video of his murder will be released to the public. Righteous outrage is already boiling across the country, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation will…

Find a protest near you: Justice for Tyre Nichols!

Take to the streets to protest the horrific police killing of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis Police Department officers! Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was mercilessly beaten to death earlier this month during a traffic stop. Now, the video of his murder is set to be released to the public. Party for Socialism and Liberation branches across the…

Carta: ¡Alto a la violencia contra el pueblo peruano!

Desde el golpe parlamentario del 7 de diciembre contra el presidente legítimamente elegido de Perú, Pedro Castillo, un inmenso número de personas han salido a las calles para resistir al nuevo régimen. La represión es brutal y ha dejado más de 40 muertos. Un grupo de periodistas y medios de comunicación progresistas de todo el mundo, entre ellos…

What is Memphis Police Department’s SCORPION Unit?

The five police officers who killed Tyre Nichols were members of a specialized and highly violent group within the Memphis Police Department called the “SCORPION Unit.” Authorities “permanently deactivated” the unit amid nationwide outrage at the murder – a key demand raised by Nichols’ family and protesters in the streets. But its existence…

Victory, certified: NLRB rules in favor of Amazon Labor Union

On January 11, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against Amazon’s attempt to overturn the historic union victory of the Amazon Labor Union at JFK8 in Staten Island in New York City. The NLRB’s ruling certified the union, which won its election in April of 2022. This victory guarantees union workers rights like having a witness at meetings…

Tribunal in Washington Calls on President Biden to End Prosecution of Julian Assange and to Defend Rights of Journalists and Whistleblowers

Reposted from Covert Action Magazine Nearly 13 years after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released the video Collateral Murder exposing the brutal and intentional killing of Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists, over 150 people packed the same room in the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the Belmarsh Tribunal. January 20th’s sitting…

Administrative detention as a tool of oppression and domination

This article is reposted from ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association For decades, the Israeli occupation authorities have systematically utilized administrative detention to indefinitely hold Palestinians without charge or fair trial based on “secret information.” Reappropriating a colonial practice established during the British…

Latin America and Caribbean summit seeks to deepen unity and independence

Photo: Opening of the CELAC summit in Argentina, January 24, 2023. Credit — @PPT_CELAC The 7th Summit of CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, is taking place today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An exciting highlight of this year’s summit is Brazil’s reintegration. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reversed Jairo Bolsonaro’s…

Corporate developers target Philly’s Chinatown for destruction with new arena

In July of 2022, it was revealed by Philadelphia 76ers that a new $1.3 billion basketball arena — so-called 76 Place — was planned to be constructed adjacent to the historic Chinatown neighborhood of the city. The 76ers formed 76 DevCorp with billionaire David Adelman, a development company created for overseeing the arena project. Adelman is also…

Equity firm will loot Albertsons grocery chain in merger with Kroger despite impact on workers & communities

The Washington State Supreme Court declined Jan. 17 to hear a case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson intended to block a $4 billion “special dividend” payment to grocery chain Albertsons shareholders. The payment, coming ahead of a $25 billion merger between Albertsons and grocery chain Kroger, “will weaken Albertsons’ ability to continue…

‘Rest in peace queen’: One week into 2023, Black trans woman killed in Washington, D.C.

Just a week into 2023, a Black transgender woman has already been killed: Jasmine “Star” Mack, 36, was stabbed to death in Northeast Washington, D.C., on January 7. Several days later, the city’s trans community rallied to condemn her murder and hold a candlelight vigil in her memory. “Walking the streets should not mean risking your life. Going…

NYC nurses strike ends in victory for patients and workers

Photo: Nurses picketing outside Montefiore in the Bronx. Credit: NYSNA New York City nurses, who spent months at the negotiating table fighting for better conditions for their patients and colleagues, finally reached tentative agreements earlier this month. After their contract expired, over 7,000 nurses at Mount Sinai and Montefiore in the Bronx went…

Albuquerque ‘Parental Rights’ proposal part of the national attack on LGBTQ rights

In July 2022 Albuquerque Public Schools board member Courtney Jackson proposed a new school policy — KB1, or “Parent Rights and Responsibilities.” Jackson’s original version of KB1 would have given parental access to all confidential records like counseling notes and Gender Support Plans.  On November 17, a community of educators, students…

PSL Editorial – Tanks for Ukraine would be another step towards disaster

Photo: Anti-war protest in New York City, January 14, 2023 A major summit of the U.S.-led “Ukraine Defense Contact Group” in Germany today was dominated by debate over whether or not to recklessly escalate the situation by providing tanks to the Ukrainian military for the first time. The Contact Group is made up of 50 nations including every member…

NYC retirees fighting mayor & Wall St., score key victory to keep their healthcare

New York City retirees just dealt a major blow to the Mayor Eric Adam’s plan to downgrade their Medicare.  On Jan. 18, due to their struggle, the City Council decided not to vote on a bill that would allow the mayor to privatize senior healthcare, as there were not have enough votes to pass it.  The intensity of this two-year struggle to protect…

PSL Editorial – From George Santos to George Bush, U.S. government runs on lies

Photo: Representative George Santos. Public domain. The seemingly endless string of lies told by Representative George Santos has been capturing headlines for weeks, and it’s easy to see why. Each fabrication seems bolder and more absurd than the next, and yet he refuses to give up the congressional seat he won through fraud. And now, he is actually…

Coalition demands justice for dozens dying in Houston-area jail

The Harris County Jail, the main jail complex for the city of Houston, has reported the second death of a person in custody in the first two weeks of the year. This is the latest in a series of suspicious deaths reported by the jail in the past year. With 29 people officially dead in a year’s time, countless more being released from the jail just…

Anti-war marchers honor MLK, say NO to NATO proxy war in Ukraine

On Jan. 14, a large crowd gathered in Times Square in New York City to honor the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and demand an end to the brutal U.S.-NATO proxy war being waged in Ukraine. Throughout the rally, speakers emphasized how King organized against what he described as the “three evils” of society: militarism, racism, and poverty…

The world is warming and big oil predicted it 

The years 2014 through 2022 were officially the hottest eight years ever recorded, according to studies by NASA, the European Copernicus Climate Change Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2022 was either the fifth or 6th hottest year ever, depending on the study, with heat waves across Europe and Asia and record-breaking…

Open letter: Stop the violence against the Peruvian people!

Photo: Solidarity protest outside the Peruvian Consulate in Los Angeles, Jan. 4 Since the Dec. 7 parliamentary coup against democratically-elected Peruvian president Pedro Castillo, huge numbers of people have been taking to the streets to resist the new regime. They have been met with brutal repression that has left over 40 protesters dead. A wide…


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