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Historic victory for U.S. Amazon workers

Amazon Labor Union scored an historic victory April 1, becoming the first union at an Amazon facility in the U.S. From March 25 to March 30, all nonmanagement workers at the Staten Island, New York, Amazon warehouse, known as JFK8, had the opportunity to vote on whether to be represented by the ALU. The final totals, certified by the National Labor…

Western imperialism faces its weaknesses

By Manuel Raposo March 28The author is editor of the Portuguese web magazine, jornalmudardevida.net. Translation: John Catalinotto. The G7 is united. The rest of the world is trying to avoid being towed behind them. A key element of the West’s propaganda war against Russia is the argument that what is at stake is a confrontation between Democracy…

La guerra en Ucrania y sus efectos en América Latina y el Caribe

Por Carlos Mauricio Ferolla y Marcelo Depieri (OBSAL – Observatorio de Coyuntura de América Latina y el Caribe del Instituto Tricontinental) Resumen Latinoamericano el 23 de marzo, 2022 La pandemia y la guerra tendrán un efecto negativo para las economías de los países más desiguales El 24 de febrero inició la guerra en Ucrania tras la invasión…

Sanctions on Russia boomerang – Biden promises food shortages

March 27“Food shortages — it’s going to be real,” President Joe Biden said in Brussels March 25. “The price of the sanctions is not just imposed upon Russia. It’s imposed upon an awful lot of countries as well, including European countries and our country as well.” This  ominous warning, reported around the world, was delivered at a NATO…

Portland Starbucks: unionizing on the rise

Portland, Oregon A rowdy crowd rallied March 26 outside a Starbucks store in Portland, Oregon, where workers are trying to unionize. Workers from a number of other unions spoke in support of the Starbucks workers; they included representatives of Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and mechanics at Jim Fisher Volvo, who are working toward an…

The war in Ukraine and its effects on Latin America and the Caribbean 

By Carlos Mauricio Ferolla and Marcelo Depieri March 23, 2022. On Feb. 24, war broke out in Ukraine after the invasion of the Russian army. The war has a global impact on a multipolar international system, hyperconnected and in a critical state, undergoing a process of hegemonic transition from the West to the East. The military conflict adopts new…

Assata Shakur is a modern-day Harriet Tubman

I had the distinct honor of meeting Assata Shakur in person at the 1997 World Youth Festival in Havana, Cuba. I was all the more surprised when she recognized me as the 1996 presidential candidate for Workers World Party. A year later, in 1998, during a New York City memorial for Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy, Assata sent a moving message…

PDF of March 31 issue

PDF of March 31 issue – Workers World Home » U.S. and Canada » PDF of March 31 issue Download the PDF. World wants peace, Biden threatens war War in Ukraine: South Bronx protest; Migration double standard; Biden’s sanctions boomerang; Why sanctions mean war; Impact on Latin America; Gasoline on the fire? Tear Down the Walls: Assata Shakur and…

Historic vote: Victory to the Amazon Labor Union!

Amazon Labor Union rally outside JFK8 warehouse, Staten Island, New York, March 20.Workers at Amazon’s JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island, New York, are voting March 25-30 in a historic union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. If the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) wins the vote, it will be either the first or second…

Latest U.S. ‘war for oil’ fuels global warming

‘Bomb train’ transporting liquified natural gas rolls through Hudson Valley, New York, community as school bus passes nearby.Is the U.S./NATO-instigated war with Russia, taking place on the battlefield of Ukraine, yet another “war for oil” — or a war over control of global sales of natural gas? At an emergency NATO summit in Brussels March…

The racist double standard on immigration

Haitians protest mass deportations, Miami, Sept. 22, 2021.President Joe Biden’s March 25 announcement made in Brussels, Belgium, where he was attending a NATO meeting — that the U.S. would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees — is all over the news. His welcome exposes again the racist hypocrisy of Washington’s immigration practices.  The…

Heat waves melt ice at both poles of Earth

Inuit celebration July 4, 2016, in Utqiaġvik, the northernmost community in Alaska, before the ice had broken up.The climate crisis is real. Millions of people throughout the world are suffering and dying from floods and rising sea levels, droughts, stronger hurricanes and more intense tornadoes — several out of their normal season. Wind and ice…

World wants peace, Biden threatens war

March 29 — Recent polls show that a majority of people in the U.S. fear that the current crisis might escalate to a war with Russia, a war they want no part of. (cbs42.com, March 28)Despite avalanche of anti-Russia propaganda, revulsion for wider war exists among workers in the U.S. Here, protest in South Bronx, New York, March 26. President Joe Biden’s…

South Bronx coalition holds first antiwar action

Bronx, New York, March 26Nieves Ayress Moreno from La Peña del Bronx speaking at inaugural Bronx Anti-War Coalition rally, South Bronx, New York, March 26. Today Bronx residents rallied in the Mott Haven/Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx. Their goal was reviving the movement to shut down police and military recruiters in poor and working-class…

Say NO to abortion bans! Reproductive justice now!

Hundreds of people demonstrated at the Idaho State Capitol against anti-abortion Senate Bill 1309 on March 19 in Boise. Freeing Idaho, a community-based reproductive rights coalition, organized the action and is determined to continue to fight this attack.Boise, Idaho, March 19. Both houses of the state legislature have passed the legislation. Although…

Groups back progressive law for Rikers Island prisoners

When an incarcerated worker is doing time in a prison and finally makes parole, it is usually a cause for celebration. But being on parole puts a person under restrictions that can send them back to prison in a heartbeat. And if that parolee is in New York City, they go to Rikers Island Jail.New York City protest targets Rikers Island jail. Rikers Island…

Sin sanciones, sin armas nucleares, sin guerra

Un cambio sísmico está enviando ondas de choque a través de la economía global. Naval Air Station Sigonella en la isola de Sicilia, 20 de marzo. ‘No pagamos por las guerras de los ricos. Bases de la OTAN, EE. UU. fuera de nuestra tierra.’ El bien establecido desorden capitalista, dominado por el imperialismo estadounidense y vigente desde la…

Oakland, California, march to stop school closures reaches thousands

Oakland, California, March 26Students from three Oakland area schools, scheduled to be closed at the end of this school year, led a spirited march and rally today. Young people from Parker Elementary, La Escuelita Middle School and Community Day School chanted from the sound truck, carried signs and banners and spoke about how teachers in their neighborhood…

Organizing drive at Amazon in Alabama has ‘more momentum’

Suggested tags: unions, Amazon, Alabama, RWDSUCentreville, Alabama Workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, cast final votes March 25 in a second historic attempt to win representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The workforce at the facility is majority Black and more than half female. Amazon workers in…

Madeleine Albright, war criminal

The main job of an imperialist diplomat is to lie. And to lie with conviction. If lucky, they don’t get caught in a flagrant lie.Syracuse, New York, 2016.  WW Photo: Minnie Bruce Pratt Strangely enough, career diplomat Madeleine Albright, who died March 23, is most infamous for her one slip up when, caught off guard, she told the truth. And she exposed…

Ketanji Brown Jackson & the U.S. Supreme Court – a WW commentary

Jackson will be the third Black person and the sixth woman to hold this office. Her confirmation would be almost equivalent to Barack Obama’s election as the first Black person to become U.S. president — but on a judicial level.Ketanji Brown Jackson Why did Joe Biden pick Ms. Jackson as his nominee? She has been a federal judge for almost 10 years…

Los trabajadores del aeropuerto italiano se niegan a cargar armas para Ucrania : Trabajadores se niegan a cargar armas 12

Fronte Popolare, Italia Los trabajadores del aeropuerto Galileo Galilei de Pisa -un aeropuerto civil- denunciaron el 12 de marzo que habían participado en la carga de un avión de carga con lo que supuestamente era ayuda humanitaria destinada a Ucrania. La ayuda resultó ser armas y municiones destinadas a las tropas del régimen de Zelensky.  Personas…

With nearly 1 million deaths, U.S. disparages China’s COVID-19 policy 

Look at the March 20 figures from Worldometer for the United States and China, including Hong Kong.The U.S. has officially recorded 997,845 deaths. (The real figure is certainly higher since deaths due to COVID-19 are often unreported.) Since the official death rate in the U.S. currently is around 1,200 a day, the official total for the U.S. will be…

In South Korea, the right wing roosts and rallies − a WW commentary

​As the United States military apparatus once again flexes its muscles and bares its teeth to the world, we see in its wake an international mobilization of imperialism and a hopping onto the bandwagon of warmongering. On March 9, right-wing candidate and former prosecutor Yoon Suk-yeol of the People’s Power Party won the presidency of the Republic…

Sanctions Kill Campaign:  End the Ukraine war

This March 17 statement issued by the Sanctions Kill Campaign links to a petition: solidaritycenter.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=28&reset=1The Sanctions Kill Campaign is a broad coalition of social justice, solidarity and peace forces, focused on exposing the devastating impact of U.S. sanctions on civilian populations globally.  Sanctions…


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