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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…

The rise of the far right is a global phenomenon

The election of Donald Trump and the siege of the US Capitol on Jan. 6 made clear the rising political power of the right in America, but this is not an isolated phenomenon—right-wing power is surging across the globe. From India, Brazil, and the Philippines, to Hungary and the US, we find right-wing political movements that are challenging the established…

Socialists and the War in Ukraine: A Response to the Party for Socialism and Liberation

The Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine has provoked nationalist drum beats around the world. Socialists face huge pressure to side with the capitalist classes of the nations in which they reside, rather than with the global working class. Elsewhere Socialist Alternative has challenged the pressures for socialists to line up behind the U.S. and…

The report on Ontario’s natural resources the government didn’t want you to read

From warming water to shifting growing seasons, Ontario is already seeing the effects of climate change. But for the most part, Doug Ford and his government say, the province’s natural resources are doing just fine. In a report the government had declined to make public until The Narwhal requested it through freedom of information legislation, the…

What sort of Anti-War Campaign (3) – Not against the war but for victory?

Graphic from The Economist Opposition to the Russian invasion to the exclusion of all other causes of the war rests upon the view that there has been an aggressive invasion of Ukraine and its people have the right to defend themselves. This cardinal fact supersedes consideration of all issues before the invasion occurred. In doing so, while thinking…

JK Rowling and the curse of the zombie author

JK Rowling, the now-infamous author of the Harry Potter series, has been rightfully condemned for her stances on trans people and gender identity. But what are we supposed to do with her still-popular and influential books and the deep attachments we have to them? It would be easy to condemn Harry Potter and all its fans as neoliberal trash, but, as…

Doug Valentine on 70 years of the CIA in Ukraine

Doug Valentine is the author of The CIA As Organised Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World. ***** Amongst the many Nazis recycled by the west in the wake of the second world war was one Reinhard Gehlen, the former Wehrmacht intelligence chief turned CIA asset. His personal spy network – the Gehlen Organisation – infiltrated…

“The war of fakes is being escalated. Regarding the alleged atrocities in Bucha, Kiev region. The…”

"The war of fakes is being escalated. Regarding the alleged atrocities in Bucha, Kiev region. The Russians left Bucha on March 30. On March 31 the Bucha’s mayor reported that the town is free. On April 2 Ukrainian police and nationalist detachments entered Bucha and there were no dead bodies on streets. On April 3 there appear pictures of dead bodies…

Minneapolis Educators Strike: Strategy Matters in the Fight Against Corporate Servants

By Luke Gitar, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Steward & 5th Grade Teacher For three weeks in March, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Professionals Local 59 faced sub-zero temperatures, ice, snow, wind, and rain as they picketed and rallied in a strike against the Minneapolis Public School district administration (MPS). It…

Socialist International condemns war crimes in Ukraine

The Socialist International unreservedly condemns the massacre of civilians by Russian forces in Ukraine, the true scale of which was devastatingly laid bare over the last two days in the commuter town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv. Since the Russian retreat from areas around Kyiv, concrete evidence has emerged of war crimes committed by invading forces…

U.S. prepares new sanctions targeting Ethiopia, Eritrea in latest destabilization push

Photo: Nov. 21 demonstration in Seattle against U.S. intervention against Ethiopia and Eritrea The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved a new measure designed to impose sanctions on Ethiopia. Known as the Ethiopia Peace and Stabilization Act of 2022, the bill authorizes the U.S. government to suspend financial and security…


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