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Amazon Workers in Staten Island Clinch a Historic Victory

By Luis Feliz Leon April 1, 2022  Labor Notes It’s the magical stuff of Disney movies. But yesterday, the improbable became the most probable when the scrappy band of workers who make up the Amazon Labor Union took the lead in a union election at a warehouse in Staten Island, New York, putting within reach a historic labor win at the corporate…

‘Ballad of an American: The Autobiography of Earl Robinson’ Now Back in Print

By Eric Gordon, C.J. Atkins March 18, 2022  People’s World Ballad of an American: The Autobiography of Earl Robinson, co-written with People’s World staff writer Eric A. Gordon has been out of print for almost twenty years. International Publishers has just reissued it in a new paperback edition now that Gordon, the surviving co-author, has secured…

Divided World: The UN Emergency Resolution is Endorsed by Countries Representing Only 41% of the World’s Population

By Roger Stoll March 24, 2022 On March 2 of this year the UN General Assembly met in an Emergency Session to pass a non-binding resolution condemning Russia’s February 24 intervention in Ukraine.1 141 countries voted for the resolution, 5 voted against, 35 abstained, and 12 did not vote. (Reported: Guardian, Al Jazeera, iNews.) In the absence of any…

Ukraine War Reveals Likely US Preparations for Biological Warfare

By W. T.  Whitney Jr. March 24, 2022 War in Ukraine turns people’s lives and affairs upside down. Dirty laundry, previously hidden, is on display. A Russian communication March 6 mentions “evidence of an emergency clean-up performed by the Kiev regime was found – aimed at eradicating traces of the military-biological program in Ukraine, financed…

Moderna’s Profits Show Why Big Pharma Can’t Meet Our Health Needs

By Nick Dearden March 16, 2022  Orinoco Tribune According to company’s own accounts, Moderna brought in $13bn in pre-tax profits in 2021. Last month, COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna announced its financial results for 2021. They confirmed that Moderna’s vaccine is one of the most lucrative medicines of all time, bringing in nearly $18bn in revenue…

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Signifies the End of an Era of Unipolar American Power

By Daniel Kovalik March 24, 2022  Covert Action Magazine Russia had drawn a line in the sand and, once violated, defied Washington by acting to defend its interests. A lot of countries support Russia, and Washington is powerless to stop it. If you are like me, you have been glued to the news about the Russian military operation in Ukraine and its implications…

Book Review: The Cancer of Colonialism

Reviewed by W. T. Whitney Jr. The Cancer of Colonialism – “W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation, and the Daily Worker 1944-1946“; Edited by and Introduction by Tony Pecinovsky.(International Publishers, New York, 2021. ISBN- 9780717808816, 355 pages, $19.99) Political movements and activists seeking to serve the people move toward unity of purpose…

How Charlotta Bass, a Black Woman and Peace Activist, Anticipated America’s Path to Militarism

By Denise Lynn February 15, 2022  Washington Post’s “Made By History” perspective section A hundred different organized groups have urged the Biden administration to reject war with Russia, despite mounting tensions caused by Russia moving closer to invading Ukraine. Polling shows little public support for a U.S. military response, nor has…

The War in Ukraine is a War over Europe

By Vijay Prashad April 3, 2022  People’s Democracy THE war in Ukraine is not a simple war. This is not a war merely between two neighbours about a border dispute, for instance. It is a complex war, a war not only between Russia and Ukraine but also a war that involves the United States and NATO (the Trojan Horse of the United States). The battlefield…

Medicare for All Is Not Enough

By David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman March 31, 2022  The Nation Communities, not corporations, should own our most vital health care assets. We have long advocated for single-payer national health insurance. By eliminating private insurers and simplifying how providers are paid, single-payer…

“Is Russia an Imperialist Country?” — That’s Not the Right Question to Ask

By Greg Godels March 21, 2022 V. I. Lenin’s pamphlet, Imperialism, remains the leading elaboration of the concept of imperialism for Marxists. It is the starting point for any discussion of the global dynamics of capitalism from the late- nineteenth century until today. While capitalism has taken twists, turns, and even detours since Lenin’s time…

Book Review: Red Roulette

Reviewed by Roger Keeran Red Roulette:  An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption and Vengeance in Today’s China by Desmond Shum.  London and New York et al.:  Simon & Schuster, 2021. $14.99. Pp. 310. Red Roulette recounts the life of Desmond Shum, the story of his birth in Shanghai in 1968, his upbringing in Hong Kong, his education at…

Book Review: ‘Wild Green Oranges’ – The True Adventure of a 19-year-old North American Fighting in the Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro

Reviewed by Roger D. Harris Wild Green Oranges, by Bob Baldock. (Clapton Press, London, 2021, 238 pages) Wild Green Oranges describes how author Bob Baldock dropped out of college and was at loose ends in 1958. Then he became inspired after a chance viewing of a newsreel. It was about a band  of rebels in the remote eastern mountains of Cuba fighting…

War in Ukraine: Will There be a Winner?

By Greg Godels April 3, 2022 While debates rage unproductively over which side to support in the Ukraine war, the larger questions of who will ultimately gain and who will lose are becoming clearer. Making matters most difficult is the fog of tricked-out misinformation flowing from all sides, reminding us of how capitalism has corrupted, vulgarized…

From the Classics: Lenin on Opposing ‘One’s Own’ Imperialism

The Defeat of One’s Own Government in the Imperialist War In July 1915, when this article was written the war on its Western Front had settled into trench warfare that would claim the lives of millions. The Second International had collapsed, as its parties voted to support the war policies of their own capitalist ruling class. -THE EDITORS During…

Cuba Advocates a Solution that Guarantees the Security and Sovereignty of All

The U.S. determination to continue NATO’s progressive expansion toward the Russian Federation’s borders has brought about a scenario with implications of unpredictable scope, which could have been avoided. United States’ and NATO’s military moves toward regions adjacent to the Russian Federation in recent months are well known, and were preceded…

Biden Administration Bent on Privatizing Traditional Medicare

There appears to be little light any more between corporate health care and government health care or even between government health care-speak and corporate health care-speak. In the latest government push to privatize traditional Medicare–“ACO REACH”–insurer and investor middlemen will responsible for assuming risk and paying claims. The Biden…

A Trade Unionist Comments on the Newly Available Phil Foner Volume

By Chris Townsend March 12, 2022 The History of the Labor Movement in the United States, Vol. 11: The Great Depression, 1929-1932, by Phil Foner. (International Publishers, New York, NY, 2022. 265 pages. ISBN: 9780717808670) “Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.” -Mother Jones Among the oft-heard comments in the union halls…

Who Will Stop NATO?

By Kemal Okuyan, TKP (Communist Party of Turkey) General Secretary March 3, 2022  SolidNet.org “NATO is not an organization, a force, or an alliance system that can be defeated militarily.” We have been stating this since the Russian armies entered Ukraine. The world’s plunge into ever increasing darkness and the fact that the international working…

Ukraine Exposes White Supremacist Foreign Policy

White supremacy is at the heart of US war propaganda. The exhortation to “stand with Ukraine” is no exception to this rule. By now everyone knows that Ukraine’s flag is blue and yellow. It is impossible to miss as the Empire State Building in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris have all been bathed in those…

A Labor Movement to Challenge the Billionaires

BY JONATHAN KISSAM, UE News editor February 28, 2022 A Review of Joe Burns’ Class Struggle Unionism by the editor of UE News. Veteran union negotiator and labor lawyer Joe Burns has issued a bracing challenge to the U.S. labor movement in his new book, Class Struggle Unionism, one that should be read by everyone in the labor movement, and everyone…

Notes on the Origin of the Ukraine Crisis

By KARYN POMERANTZ and ELLEN ISAACS March 2, 2022  The Multiracial Unity Blog, editors Working class “cannon fodder” soldiers sacrifice themselves for imperialists on all sides. As this is written, Russia’s rulers are invading Ukraine with increasing brutality and even threatening to use nuclear weapons. Neither workers in Russia, Ukraine, the…

The 23 Cent Soldier, A Poem by Nazim Hikmet

February 18 was the 70th anniversary of Turkey’s entry into the world’s largest terror organization, aka NATO. As a precondition for admittance, Turkey had to send thousands of soldiers to Korea to help fight that criminal imperialist war. When John Foster Dulles, the US secretary of state back then said “The Turkish soldiers are a bargain, they…

Book Review – The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography

Reviewed by Carlos L. Garrido March 7, 2022  Midwestern Marx The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography, by Marcello Musto. (Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2020. 194 pages.) Marcello Musto’s The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography provides an illuminating glance at the work and life of Karl Marx during the…

Stop the Spiral of Death and Destruction

By Greg Godels March 8, 2022 Everything happening today in Ukraine must be weighed on the scales of history, understood in terms of precedents that attach meaning and clarity to today’s events. Over a hundred years ago, elites and their scribes in Europe were feverishly debating the meaning of an event in Sarajevo. As tensions mounted, they were to…


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