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Brazil: Mobilize The Working Class Against Coup Attempt

The serious events of yesterday, January 8, confirm once again that the fight against the poisonous Bolsonarist snake, and the struggle against the far right in general, continues to be a central task of the workers’ movement, the Brazilian people, and the left. This confrontation must be made in the streets, through the mass mobilization of the working…

KKE: The storming of Brazil’s Congress by far-right groups shows the deep decay of capitalist societies

“The methodical invasion of government buildings by far-right supporters of former Brazilian President Bolsonaro and their calls for a coup are directed against the interests of the Brazilian people who are solely responsible for determining the social and political developments in their country.The repetition of the events that took place in the…

A History of Dissent

Above Photo: Thomas Paine by Gutzon Borglum, parc Montsouris, Paris. (couscouschocolat from Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France / Wikimedia Commons) The Western establishment doesn’t appear to understand how Western journalists could exercise their own agency and judgment to critique U.S. foreign policy without them being agents of a foreign power. The United…

Healthcare without the Health or Care

By Mickey Z. / January 24th, 2023 “It makes me sick that they were heralded as ‘heroes’ while they allowed people to suffer and die alone.” (I didn’t realize it was “part 1” but I posted this last week. It’s short so please give it a look before continuing.) Part 2 was inspired by comments that appeared after the first post. A nurse…

No More Partisan Stunts: We Need A Real Struggle For Immigrants’ Rights

The Biden Administration has spent the past twenty two months painting itself as the stable, humane alternative to the chaos of the Trump years. All of its campaign promises were made to this effect; one such promise was that a Biden White House would respect, and protect, the rights of immigrants, and ease the burden of the state on their lives.But…

Heard Of “Net-Zero Oil” Or “Carbon Negative” Bioenergy? In 2023 You Will

Above Photo: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site Biomass Cogeneration Facility. (Savannah River Site) DeSmog editors and contributors preview some of the climate stories they’ll be following this year. Last year, we chased ambitious stories all along the climate spectrum. We investigated allegations of workers exposed to radioactive…

The Winter Coup Season In Latin America

Coverage by the Democratic Party-aligned Liberal US Press. Coup attempts have gone viral this winter season in Latin America. The contagion spread first to Argentina, then Peru, and finally Brazil on January 8. In addition, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua continue to suffer from long-term US regime-change efforts. Coverage of this political pandemic…

Lenin’s Struggle Against Bureaucracy

Today, 4 January 2023, marks the centenary of Lenin’s dictation of his postscript to his ‘Letter to the Congress’, also known as his ‘Testament’. In it, Lenin took up the struggle against the bureaucratisation of the Soviet state, which was threatening to derail all the gains of the revolution. Lenin’s Testament, in conjunction with his…

Struggle for liberation of Western Sahara intensifies

Above Photo: (Saharawi Voice) Fighting between the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army and Moroccan occupying forces has intensified in recent days. Morocco, Western Sahara – Moroccan forces illegally occupying the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) have come under repeated bombardment by the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Moroccan…

KKE: Message to the Communist Party of Cuba on the 64th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

"Dear comrades,On the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution, on 1 January 1959, the KKE extends a warm comradely greeting to the Communist Party and the people of Cuba.The Cuban Revolution has been a timeless source of inspiration for the struggle of the oppressed and exploited throughout the world, and has shown that…

Brazil: ‘Bolsonaristas’ storm Congress – For mass counter mobilisations and build a socialist alternative!

(BrasĂ­lia - DF, 24/04/2019) Pronunciamento do Presidente da RepĂșblica, Jair Bolsonaro..Foto: Isac NĂłbrega/PR Just a few days after Luiz InĂĄcio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Brazil’s new president, following his narrow victory over the far-right incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has been plunged into a continued political and social crisis. Thousands…

US court orders cruise lines to pay over $400 million for sailing to Cuba

On Friday 30 December, the South Florida U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, ordered four Florida-based cruise companies (Carnival, MSC SA, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian) to pay more than US$100 million each in ‘damages’ to Havana Docks. The latter, a US company, had owned a 1934 concession to several piers in Havana harbour, which was expropriated…

Latin America and the Caribbean: Year 2022 in Review

[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Roger D. Harris December 29, 2022     2023 marks the 200th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine. This imperial fiat arrogates to the US the unilateral authority to intervene in the affairs of sovereign states in the Western Hemisphere and to exclude any other power from meddling in what is viewed as Washington’s…

Information Warfare 101, or “My evening with a Ukrainian propaganda/agitation unit”

Above Photo: Dan Kovalik (left) and the author at the Bethlehem Library, January 6, 2023. On the night of January 6, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine organized by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace (BN4P), a local antiwar group I’ve had connections with since the leadup to the 2003 US-led invasion…

Raids on KCTU, Neoliberal Crisis and Popular Authoritarianism in South Korea

Editor’s Note: On 18 January, the National Intelligence Service and police raided the headquarters of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), invoking the rarely used National Security Act. Within 48 hours, a number of other union offices were raided, and union officers arrested. What happened? And, why did the government raid and attack…

UCU dispute: Escalate university strikes to win

The UCU General Secretary has taken on her own members to argue for ten days of staggered action rather than an indefinite strike. rs21 members in UCU say that will get nowhere, and put the case for an indefinite strike as the most effective way to take on the employers. Photo: Steve Eason In October, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) announced…

The Invisible Global Heat Danger Zone

Canada, Nunavut Territory, Repulse Bay, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) stands on melting sea ice at sunset near Harbour IslandsNASA claims that 2022 was one of the hottest years ever recorded with record-breaking heat waves around the world, as major commercial waterways, like the Danube, Po, Rhine, Yangtze, and Mississippi rivers temporarily dried up…

Ukraine’s Parliament pays tribute to Nazi collaborator and terrorist Stepan Bandera

On Sunday 1 January, the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) published on Twitter a photo of the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, General Valeriy Zaluzhny smiling next to a portrait of arch-criminal and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera. Celebrating the 114th birth anniversary of Bandera, the post was accompanied by quotes attributed to the…

The Shutdown of Luxury Emissions Should Be at the Center of Climate Revolt

Members of Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, and other organizations sit in front of an aircraft at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Nov. 5, 2022. Photo: Remko de Waal/AFP via Getty ImagesSeven hundred self-described “climate rebels” breached the chain-link fence surrounding Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the world’s third-busiest hub for international…

Management Rights: A Pitfall When Negotiating Your First Contract

Above Photo: Among the biggest pitfalls in first-contract negotiations are employer demands for language covering management rights. (Nick Thorkelson). Over the past year, impressive numbers of workers, especially in the retail and service sectors, have begun the process of organizing a union. Workers at Starbucks, Chipotle, Trader Joe’s, Amazon…

Sci-fi Plot

Or is it reality? by Allen Forrest / January 4th, 2023 Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the…

British-run spy tech powers Ukraine proxy war, putting civilians at risk

Leaked Files Reveal The Anomaly 6 Spy Firm Is Providing Intelligence To The British Military Through A Cut-Out Involved In The Kerch Bridge Bombing And Other Acts Of Dangerous Sabotage In The Ukraine Conflict. On December 6th, The Grayzone revealed how British military and intelligence agencies were deploying technology created by shadowy private…

Netanyahu Ushers in the Most Anti-Palestinian Government in Israel’s History

Above Photo: Former and designated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Israeli parliament during a new government swearing in discussion on December 29, 2022, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Amir Levy / Getty Images) The new government will annex the West Bank, expand illegal Jewish settlements and discriminate against LGBTQ people. Benjamin…

From the Classics: Marx and Engels on the Class Struggle

From The Communist Manifesto (1848): The history of all hitherto existing society(2) is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master(3) and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight…

Brazil: A Victory in a Tragedy Underway

Lula’s victory raises many hopes, despite the alliances made too early with a motley array of forces, including those who helped to topple Dilma Roussef in 2016, and those who welcomed Lula’s April 2018 jail sentence. In the final moments, Lula and his team finally came out of their offices and engaged in a popular campaign. This changed the atmosphere…

Brazil protests

Brazil protests: Lula vows to punish ‘neo-fascists’ after Bolsonaro supporters storm congressPresident tours scene of riot and orders federal government to take control of policing in capital BrasĂ­lia as extremists refuse to accept his presidency01:29Brazilian president Luiz InĂĄcio Lula da Silva has toured the wreckage of his presidential palace…

Title From leftism to modernism: the misadventures of the ‘BĂ©rard tendency’

The previous article in this series introduced the ‘communisers’ and drew out their relationship with the current emerging at the end of the 1960s which the ICC calls modernism. The article showed the bourgeois origin of the modernist ideology by looking at the beginnings and the development of this current. This second part will focus on one of…

Venezuela’s Seed Law should be a global model

Seeds are an often-overlooked political battleground in industrialized countries like those of North America and Europe, but for peasant farmers in the Global South, the battle over seed rights is critical to their livelihoods. Locally shared seeds are crucial for many rural communities—“genetic keys to biodiversity and climate change resilience,”…

After the deluge

Credit: Rahmat Ali Thirty-three million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan. The disaster has left more than 1,700 dead, displaced millions and put one-third of the country under water. As we go to press, the water has still not receded in many areas. Here Sanaa Alimia speaks to three activists from left-wing parties, representing women…

LPSSE launch: Capitalism, Colonialism, Canada /w Bryan Palmer

In these uncertain and dangerous times, The Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education (LPSSE) is a space to listen, discuss and challenge the contemporary relevance of socialism. The inaugural presentation is by Bryan D. Palmer, Professor Emeritus at Trent University. Introduction by Sam Gindin. 13:00 1500 to 1790: Capital Cravings and the Coming of…

The international importance of the strike wave in Britain

The strikes that started in Britain last year have continued through into 2023 and show every sign of continuing. Strikes on the railways, with postal workers, in the civil service, nurses and ambulance workers in the NHS, teachers, bus drivers, they have all been part of the movement.  An estimated million working days were lost to strike action in…

How We Began To Bring The Mail Back

Above Photo: A letter carrier delivered mail in Detroit this winter. In Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, carriers are refusing to work after 12 hours a day or 60 hours a week. (Jim West). Across the country and here in Portland, Oregon, carriers are working 12-, 14-, and 16-hour days, into the dark as late as 9 p.m., 10 p.m., even midnight…

Statement on the Killing of Tortuguita by Atlanta Police

On January 18th, Tortuguita, a brave and beloved Weelaunee Forest Defender, was killed by Atlanta Police. As people of conscience, as breathers of air, as anti-imperialists, as feminists, pacifists, activists – we condemn this state-sanctioned murder. Manuel Esteban Paez TerĂĄn, AKA Tortuguita, is the victim of an expanding and increasingly militarized…

Daily LIFT #871

The great Spanish Communist leader Dolores Ibarruri and the monument-ensemble sculptor, laureate of the Lenin Prize E. V. Vuchetich on Mamayev Kurgan -- Daily LIFT #871Mamayev Kurgan was finally recaptured by the Red Army January 26 1943. This critical height, a strategic point over the whole city, had been the scene of staggeringly brutal combat over…

Capitalism and Community: The Tragedy of Atomism

Given that the immanent drive and constant tendency of capital is to atomize the working class, what are the effects of this tendency? For the atomized worker, all other workers are competitors; all other workers are enemies in so far as they are competing for the same jobs. All other workers potentially stand between them and the satisfaction of their…

Value, price, and inflation: Immediate and structural causes

Introduction Every working person is keenly aware that prices are up. Nasty surprises and disbelief keep turning up at the register. People are being forced to forgo even the most minor and seemingly harmless comfort purchases, adding to the accumulation of the indignities necessary for survival under capitalism. Even worse, the alleged culprits can…

Workers at Howard Brown Health Unionized. Now They’re on Strike to Protest Layoffs.

Above Photo: Workers hold picket signs outside Howard Brown Health in Chicago on Jan. 3, 2023. (Facebook / Nick Ward For 48th Ward) Union Members At The LGBTQ-Focused Health Provider Say Management Is Planning To Lay Off 60 Workers, So They’ve Walked Off The Job. Chicago, Illinois – Recently unionized employees at Howard Brown Health, a nonprofit…

Having the System(s) All Locked Up — Monopolies!

Delusional thinking. Trapped inside a world of knee jerking. Multi-Generational Trauma on steroids. Fear thy self and thy enemy, so self-loathing in a bipolar self-aggrandizing flipping. Yo-yo thinking. If you attempt to get a bead on the “situation,” you know, THE Situation, it is almost impossible to be and to live and to survive in this society…

One “of the brightest pages of the history of humanity”: Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution!

Solidarity statements for the 64th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution from the Communist parties of Ireland, Greece, Turkey and the Netherlands. January 1 was the 64th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Cuba remains a beacon of hope for a different future despite the relentless attacks on the Cuban people by the US government and its…

Israel Was Never a Democracy: So why is the West Lamenting End of “Liberal” Israel?

Even before the new Israeli government was officially sworn in on December 29, angry reactions began emerging, not only among Palestinians and other Middle Eastern governments, but also among Israel’s historic allies in the West. As early as November 2, top US officials conveyed to Axios that the Joe Biden Administration is “unlikely to engage with…

Socialism Is Not a Utopian Ideal, but an Achievable Necessity

Philip Guston (Canada), Gladiators, 1940.In May 2021, the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the UN high representative for disarmament affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, wrote an article urging governments to cut excessive military spending in favour of increasing spending on social and economic development. Their wise words were not…

Communists issue new year call for solidarity and resistance

‘The Communist Party of Britain sends New Year greetings to workers and peoples across the world who are fighting exploitation and oppression’, CP general secretary Robert Griffiths declared on Wednesday evening (January 4).   Addressing the party’s political committee, he expressed solidarity with ‘nurses from Britain to New York, people resisting…

Inclusive children’s programming ‘Drag Story Hour’ defended from attack

Drag Story Hour, a long-standing and popular public program where performers in drag read aloud children’s stories, has recently faced numerous attacks, including two recent hateful protests here in New York City. On Dec. 29, at an event hosted by a library in Queens, the anti-drag protestors were far outnumbered by a high-energy and multiracial group…

British nurses are struggling to save NHS from privatization

ï»ż Anthony Johnson of Nurses United UK explains the reasons for the historic strike by nurses in December. He notes that the strike is not just about the cost of living crisis and pay hikes but also about saving the NHS from privatization. He explains how over the decades, successive governments have shrunk the health service, leading to poor working…

Peruvian security forces massacre 17 protesters in Juliaca, Puno

This story originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on January 10, 2023. It is shared here with permission. On Monday, January 9, Peruvian security forces brutally repressed an anti-government protest in Juliaca, a city in southern Peru’s Puno region, killing at least 17 protesters and leaving at least 68 others severely injured. The dead included…

100 years after the foundation of the Communist International: What lessons can we draw for future combats? (Part V)

As we explained in the preceding articles in this series, the degeneration of the Communist International didn’t develop without provoking a response. In the face of this degeneration, left communist fractions stood up and energetically defended the principles being abandoned by the CI and, at the same time, tried to respond to the new questions posed…

Dutch communists: “The Netherlands should not be a transit port for the US military”

The New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) and the Communist Youth Movement (CJB) condemn the dangerous decisions of the Dutch government to make the port of Vlissingen and Dutch territory available as a transit port for a huge transport of heavy military equipment of the US army.At Vlissingen port, 1,275 US tanks, armoured vehicles and other…

More Cops? Not What Our Communities Need

Listening to Chief Myron Demkiw’s pitch for the 2023 budget request to the Toronto Police Services Board (TPS), it sounded like the rationale for the budgets put together by school boards: the increased needs of population served, declining portion of the overall budget, inflation, plans to do more and so on. Except that school boards have been consistently…

Killer cop found guilty of negligence: Justice for Cesar Rodriguez

Rodriguez’s mother Rosa Moreno during an event demanding justice for George Floyd. (Fight Back! News/Luis Sifuentes) Los Angeles, CA - After one day of deliberations, on January 18, Long Beach killer cop Martin Ron was unanimously found guilty of negligence for the murder of Cesar Rodriguez. On August 29, 2017, Ron and another Long Beach police officer…

Reminder: Conscious, Pervasive Manipulation and “Fake News” is NOT New

By Mickey Z. / January 13th, 2023 The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded…

France: Two million demonstrate against Macron’s pension ‘reform’

Striking demonstrators, Nancy, France Thursday was been a huge day of mobilization in France. Close to two million people demonstrated across the whole country. In Paris, several metro lines were “striked shut”, and the unions had organized dozens and dozens of coaches to carry striking workers to the, at least, 300,000-strong demo. The streets…

Climate protest: London stands with LĂŒtzerath

A German-based multinational is bulldozing a village to expand a lignite coal mine. Lignite generates much more CO2 than gas, as well as a cocktail of pollutants. rs21 members report from a protest outside RWE’s London office. Photo: Steve Eason On the evening of 19 January, shouts of ‘LĂŒtzi lives’ echoed around corporate offices near the Bank…

China’s white paper revolution scares Xi Jinping

From the January-February 2023 issue of News & Letters by Bob McGuire In October Xi Jinping flaunted his intention to rule for life by clearing the inner circle of the ruling Communist Party of all but lackeys. In November his lifetime rule became much more precarious as a fire took the lives of dozens of residents of an apartment building sealed off…

Honor MLK − Abolish the death penalty

Death row families are activists for their loved ones. Vicky Reyes; Yancy Balderas, mother and spouse of prisoner Juan Balderas; and Vickie Curry, spouse of George Curry. WW PHOTO: Gloria RubacHouston Activists with the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan. 16, announcing to thousands lining downtown…

2022 Recap: Communists on the Campus!

The compounding crises of capitalism weigh particularly heavily on the youngest generations, who must contend with falling living standards, the existential threat of climate change, a mental health crisis, student debt crisis, and myriad other disasters and catastrophes. No wonder millions of young people in the US are beginning to draw revolutionary…

“Chinese aggression” sure looks an awful lot like U.S. aggression

Punchbowl News reports that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is planning a trip to Taiwan, which will be yet another incendiary provocation against Beijing if it occurs. The previous House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, sparked a significant escalation in hostilities with her visit last year, the consequences of which are still reverberating today. Antiwar’s…

A cop watcher attended the trial of a corrupt officer, the judge made him pay for it

The trial of Ft. Worth police officer Aaron Dean for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson ended in a conviction for manslaughter and 12-year sentence. But in this episode, PAR investigates how the judge retaliated against supporters of Jefferson’s family who attended the trial, throwing one cop watcher in jail for refusing to be sworn in as a witness…

The ongoing battle for French pensions

A protestor marches with a sign that reads ‘sacrifice our old age, increase their wealth. Photo credit: Phototheque Rouge, Martin Noda, Hans Lucas. On Thursday 19 January, millions of workers marched against French president Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms. The action, essentially a one-day general strike, was organised by the trade unions…

Google Hides the Main Reason for America’s Arming of Ukraine

On Wednesday, January 25th, at 5:52 UTC, Reuters headlined “U.S. arms exports up 49% in fiscal 2022.” After more than 24 hours, at 22:00 UTC on the 26th, a Google search for that Reuters headline produced “Your search – “U.S. arms exports up 49% in fiscal 2022” – did not match any documents.” Five hours later, at  2:37 UTC on the 27th…

How should revolutionaries orient their interventions?

We publish below an extract from a letter sent by one of our readers, Robert, after an online meeting he attended, followed by our reply.
 Concerning the struggles of proletarians: should revolutionaries denounce the struggles of proletarians who make mistakes, use methods that are not their own, or just criticise them? Because in my opinion, there…

The C-17A has been cleared to transport B61-12 nuclear bomb to Europe

In November 2022, the Air Force updated its safety rules for airlift of nuclear weapons to allow the C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to transport the new B61-12 nuclear bomb. The update, accompanied by training and certification of the aircraft and crews, cleared the C-17A to transport the newest U.S. nuclear weapon to bases in the United States and…

Mass Protests By Climate Activists Follow Eviction Of Occupied German Village

LĂŒtzerath, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – Thousands protested the planned expansion of an immense open-pit coal mine, one of the largest in Europe. The forceful eviction of climate activists who were occupying LĂŒtzerath for more than two years and the demolition of the village itself became a call to action, sparking the largest protest yet…

Case strikers defended their union, pushed back some of bosses’ attacks

After more than eight months on strike, United Auto Workers members voted to approve a four-year contract with Case New Holland. They pulled down picket lines at plants in Iowa and Wisconsin and returned to work Jan. 30. Corey Gray, a member of United Auto Workers Local 180 in Wisconsin, told the Militant by phone, “We are happy the strike is over,”…

Greece: Protest against the presence of USS George W. Bush in Piraeus

Thousands of protesters attended a militant rally organized by the local organization of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Saturday in Piraeus, sending a resounding message against the presence of USS “George W. Bush” aircraft carrier in the country's largest port. With slogans like “neither land nor water to the murderers of the people”…

The Tory Anti-Strike Laws Are About Disciplining the Working Class

Anti-strike legislation in the UK is part of a wider shift towards a strategy of class discipline that imposes measures which make it harder for workers to collectively negotiate the terms of their employment, and easier for employers to impose these terms unilaterally on them.The UK government’s new wave of legislation is ostensibly a response to…

The Cuban Revolution: a historic milestone of heroism and hope for revolutionaries around the world

A solidarity message from the Communist Party of Chile.Cubans rally in defense of the revolution, July 17, 2021January 1 marked the 64th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution. The Communist Party of Chile -- which recently released a remarkable statement in honour of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the USSR -- has released another…

On the influence of neo-Nazism in Ukraine

The U.S. relationship with Ukrainian fascists began after the Second World War. During the war, units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) took part in the Holocaust, killing at least 100,000 Jews and Poles. Mykola Lebed, a top aide to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the fascist OUN-B, was recruited by the C.I.A. after the war, according…

10 Costliest Climate Disasters of 2022

Above Photo: An aerial view of damaged property in Fort Myers Beach, Florida after Hurricane Ian, the costliest extreme weather event of 2022. (Jeffrey Greenberg / Universal Images Group via Getty Images). In 2022, there were 10 climate-fueled extreme weather events that caused more than $3 billion worth of damage each. That’s the disturbing conclusion…

John Thackara on Designing for Life

Above Photo: John Thackara. John Thackara is one of the brilliant irregulars exploring how humankind can make the transition to a climate-friendly, relocalized, post-capitalist world. You can’t pigeonhole him in any occupational category or disciplinary tradition because he is so effortlessly transversal. He blends his broadly international and nonsectarian…

Wadiya Jamal, my beloved

The following message from Mumia first aired on Prison Radio Dec. 30, 2022.Wadiya Jamal and Mumia Abu-Jamal She was a spring baby, born in the first week of April 1953 — a West Philly girl, whose beauty made her shine in a crowd. She loved fiercely like a lion. This love blessed the lives of five beautiful children, and it blessed me. As mother and…

Toronto, Ontario

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Whatever the score, owner greed beats player safety in football

Tua Tagovailoa (left) and Damar Hamlin. Liberation News collage. Fans and football players alike were horrified on Jan. 2 when Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old safety for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after making a routine tackle in a nationally televised game against the Cincinnati  Bengals. Live TV showing Hamlin in need of resuscitation…

What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same

By John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead / January 5th, 2023 For those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we’re going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government’s brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality. Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for…

A History Of The First Revolution In The Americas

ï»ż 219 Years of Haitian Independence. Celebrating 31 years of solidarity with the anti-colonial grassroots struggle for dignity, democracy and self-determination of the Haitian people! On January 1, 1804, Haiti became an independent republic, following the revolution which had begun 13 years earlier as a rebellion of enslaved people against slavery…

Generation prep and the rise of the private bunker industry

Bunker B 207 at the X-Point bunker complex in South Dakota is one of 575 bunkers that once protected bombs they now shelter dozens of families bracing for future turmoil (Credit: Bradley Garrett) In February 2009, Australia experienced one of its worst environmental disasters: ‘Black Saturday’. After an extended heat wave and a long, hot summer…

The Trillion Dollar Silencer

The Military’s Deep Penetration Into All Aspects Of American Life Has Hampered The Development Of A Strong Anti-War Movement—At A Time When It Is Desperately Needed. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the U.S. in the last few years to decry police brutality, to oppose the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict abortion…

Seeking Relief from Oppression, Peruvians Resists Castillo Removal
and Wait

By W. T. Whitney Jr. December 23, 2022  Counterpunch “Pedro Castillo emerged from that deep, excluded, and marginalized Peru that has been the primordial object of nefarious consequences of treason by the elites,” according to an observer. Castillo was the first progressive candidate ever to win a presidential election in Peru. After harassing…

Lula Vows to Punish Perpetrators of Brasilia Attacks

President Lula has decreed federal intervention in the Federal District until January 31. The president, who was sworn in just one week ago, is in Araraquara, SĂŁo Paulo and will now return to the capital to assess the situation and warns that those responsible for invading government buildings will be located and punished as well as those who financed…

Thousands in Israel March Against Fascism and Apartheid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes an impassioned address to the Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel on June 13, 2021.,(Photo: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Carrying signs reading, "Together against fascism and apartheid" and "Democracy in danger," thousands of Israelis on Saturday marched in protest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right…

Revolutionary unionism and the Industrial Workers of the World

IWW banner at Protest against the Sensenbrenner Bill in Portland, Oregon in 2006. (CC BY 2.0, source) Founded in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, Or ‘Wobblies’) was once considered the protagonist of the American class struggle. The union emerged out of a conflict with one of the largest worker’s institutions at the time, the American…

London:Free all Ukrainian Political Prisoners!Saturday,…

Saturday, January 28 - 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Opposite 10 Downing Street, LondonHosted by London Communists Free all Ukrainian Political Prisoners! Restore full political and media freedoms! Journalists, bloggers, politicians, elected representatives, activists, priests, sportspeople, even Ukrainian negotiators and military officers
 Arrested, beaten…

NYC remembers Dr. King’s Legacy

Michela Martinazzi, of the International League of Peoples Struggle. (Fight Back! News/staff) New York, NY – Around 60 people gathered in the historic Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem to honor the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his birthday weekend. Organized by Struggle-La Lucha, a panel of 11 speakers took…

Climate activists vow to continue anti-coal mine protests in Germany

German climate activists vowed to continue anti-coal mine protests in the western village of Lutzerath after dozens of protesters were injured in a heavy-handed police crackdown on Saturday.“We’ll continue our resistance in the coming days,” Mara Sauer, a spokesperson of the activists, told Anadolu on Sunday, adding that coalmine expansion plans…

Week of antiwar protests launched MLK Day weekend

Jan. 16, 2023 — The antiwar actions scheduled Jan. 13-23, in at least 50 U.S. cities, come as another escalation is threatened in the U.S.-NATO proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. Seventh Avenue, New York City, Jan. 14, 2023. (John Catalanotto) Reflecting NATO’s escalation, the Danish newspaper, The Worker, reported last week that the U.S. was…

Allegations of Genocide Return to Peru

By J.B. Gerald / January 18th, 2023 The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office has placed she who claims the country’s presidency, Dina Bolurate under investigation for crimes including genocide, resulting from her government’s treatment of protesters who prefer the elected President Pedro Castillo. Now much of her government is under investigation for…

Will The Weather Eventually Provoke Radical Action On Climate?

Above photo: The December 2022 North American winter storm (Winter Storm Elliott) intensifying over Canada on December 23, 2022. By NOAA's GOES 16 Satellite – AWS S3 Explorer, Public Domain, []. With two world summits on the global environment at the end of last year – COP27 and COP15 – there should have been the prospect of an immediate…

South Korea’s Yoon launches vicious attack on unions, peace groups

This story originally appeared on The Shorrock Files on Jan. 18, 2023. It is shared here with permission. You can support Tim Shorrock’s independent journalism by subscribing to his Patreon. In scenes reminiscent of South Korea’s authoritarian past, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service – the successor to the once-dreaded KCIA – raided…

Cuba’s new Family Code, a law of love

Members of the 51st Venceremos Brigade were invited to an open-air meeting to learn about the passage of Cuba’s new Family Code — the most inclusive, progressive and revolutionary law in Latin America and, indeed, the world, because of who it protects.Speakers from Cuba’s trans community and CENESEX addressing the 51st Venceremos Brigade on Cuba’s…

Second-Wave Feminists Join Call for

Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Wake of New/Hidden Evidence! We, Second-Wave Feminists Still in the Fight, demand that Mumia Abu-Jamal be freed! Mumia is a Black journalist and political activist who was framed up in 1982 for the murder of a police officer, Daniel Faulkner, in Philadelphia. Some of us (Second-Wave Feminists) are older than Mumia…

Activists Demand Independent Investigation After Cops Kill Protester in Atlanta

Above Photo: A candlelight vigil is held for the fallen forest defender in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mosaic Atlanta / Twitter) The protester was shot and killed on Wednesday during a chaotic raid of the “Stop Cop City” forest defense camp. Atlanta, Georgia – An activist was shot and killed by police on Wednesday during a violent raid of the protest camp…

NATO Creating Plans For Mass Mind Control

ï»ż NATO has begun plans to make the “human mind” their new “domain of war.” And yes, that’s as horrifying as it sounds. No mainstream media outlet has covered NATO’s new “domain of war” declaration, leading press freedom group Project Censored to include it in its 25 most-censored stories of the year. As Project Censored wrote…

Food bank crisis in Europe

To anyone who has been following the conflict in Ukraine from the 2014 coup through to the callous and wanton butchery of Donbass citizens of all ages, to Russia’s special military operation aimed at saving the remaining lives of the Donbass peoples, it has been clear that every move of Volodymyr Zelensky and the other fascist leaders that preceded…

Atlanta demonstrates to honor Manny Paez, demand Cop City be stopped

Atlanta protest against police killing of Manny Paez. (Fight Back! News/staff) Atlanta, GA - Over 300 people gathered January 21 at Underground Atlanta shopping center to honor the life of Manuel "Manny" "Tortuguita" "Teran" Paez, demand an end to the building of Cop City and to defend an Atlanta forest. The Atlanta Police Department is seeking to build…

Red Review #82 — International Left and Labour News

With news from France, Peru, Swaziland, Vietnam, the USA, Greece, Italy, Spain, Canada and elswhere.Image from the General Strike in France, January 19January 14:Antiwar marchers honor MLK, say ‘NO’ to NATO proxy war in UkraineOn Jan. 14, a large crowd gathered in Times Square in New York City to honor the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King…

Stepping out of the pandemic, Chinese style

On January 6, 2023, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) and National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine issued China’s 10th edition of its diagnosis and treatment protocol for novel coronavirus infection. This is the NHC’s first national guiding protocol after China announced to downgrade management of COVID from Class A to Class…

National Guard Seeks To Double Size Of Its Largest Training Site

Above Photo: (dvidshub.net) The National Guard is proposing to more than double its Camp Grayling training site in Michigan. The super polluter seeks to deepen its ties with private contractors and develop tools of surveillance and punishment. Michigan – Nestled near the headwaters of the Au Sable River in Northern Lower Michigan, in lands forcibly…

What Science?

By Allen Forrest / January 24th, 2023 Allen Forrest is a writer, painter, graphic artist and activist. He has created covers and illustrations for literary publications and books, is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University's Reed Magazine for 2015, and his Bel Red landscape paintings are part of the Bellevue College…

Who will speak up for my child, the drag queen?

What makes a good society? Is it a guaranteed right to pursue happiness, as our Declaration of Independence proclaimed? Perhaps, as Gandhi said, it’s providing the poorest and most vulnerable among us with the means to control their own lives. But what happens when it’s the pursuit of happiness that makes someone most vulnerable? Let me introduce…

It Was the Workers Who Brought Us Democracy, and It Will Be the Workers Who Establish a Deeper Democracy Yet

Striking Frame Group workers meet for a report back on negotiations with management in Bolton Hall in 1973. Credit: David Hemson Collection, University of Cape Town LibrariesDemocracy has a dream-like character. It sweeps into the world, carried forward by an immense desire by humans to overcome the barriers of indignity and social suffering. When confronted…

2022 was hottest year ever

Photo: Lima Andruska/CC 2022 was officially the UK’s hottest year on record. The Met Office has confirmed that climate change has driven the UK into its first year with an average temperature above 10°C. There’s no sign of this letting up as we enter 2023, with a January heatwave that’s affected 15 European countries. 1 January 2023 was the hottest…

The Chinese bourgeoisie in turmoil

While many observers claimed two years ago that China was the big winner in the Covid crisis, recent events underline that it is instead confronted with the persistence of the pandemic, a significant slowdown in economic growth, the property bubble, major obstacles to the development of the "New Silk Road", strong imperialist pressure from the US: in…

Citizens’ mobilisations for “democracy” are a deadly trap for the working class

Blank sheets of paper symbolise the demand for "free speech" and other democratic illusionsThe deteriorating health crisis and the sharp economic downturn in China have led to an explosion of popular discontent, but also to the emergence of major working class movements. After the protests of thousands of buyers duped by the bursting of the property…

The War Profiteers Overseeing US Pentagon Spending

Earlier this month, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees named eight commissioners who will review President Joe Biden’s National Defense Strategy and provide recommendations for its implementation.But the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, which is tasked with “examin[ing] the assumptions, objectives, defense investments, force…

Imperialist Democracy: Apical Nazism

News of January 26, 2023, from InfoDefenseEspañol channel: Bundestag deputy Petr Bistron to Olaf Scholz about the transfer of tanks to Ukraine: You have just said goodbye to the fundamental provisions of Germany’s post-war foreign policy, Germany’s special responsibility towards the world. The slogan ‘Never again’ meant the refusal to supply…

Capitalism and the Climate Collapse! Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet!

In this episode of his “Thinking Out Loud” series, Double D analyzes an interview with John Bellamy Foster, where he discusses his new book, ‘Capitalism in the Anthropocene‘, and his arguments for how capitalism is the driving force behind climate change. Double D analyzes some of the contradictions of capitalism, and how those contradictions…

“New Sheriff in Town”: Israel’s Dangerous Challenge to Al-Aqsa Custodianship Threatens World Peace

Above Photo: A view of Al-Aqsa Mosque – The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Occupied Palestine on December 29, 2022. Beata Zawrzel. (NurPhoto via AP). The Jordanian Ambassador to the State of Israel was recently denied entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem – the third-holiest site in Islam. This is an incident that is so severe and so dangerous…

Atlanta cop attack, antifa riot leads to ‘terrorism’ charges – The Militant

Paul Ehrlich is still peddling ‘population bomb’ hysteria – The Militant

[....] If you tuned into “60 Minutes” on Jan. 1 you heard Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist, tell the audience, “I and the vast majority of my colleagues think we’ve had it; that the next few decades will be the end of the kind of civilization we’re used to.”It’s the same prediction Ehrlich made in his 1968 bestseller The…

To be feminist is to be anti-war

Yanar Mohammed at the UN headquarters in New York in 2015. She criticizes the lack of efforts to enforce women’s rights. Photo: imago/Xinhua By: Isabelle B, Red Phoenix correspondent, Oregon. The following is a speech written and presented by Isabelle B., Women’s Commissioner of the American Party of Labor, at an anti-war demonstration held in Portland…

School staff: how we organised to win our dispute

With the NEU about to embark on the largest round of school strikes in recent history, rs21 member George Emerson explains how his school won an important victory against restructuring, and draws out some of the lessons for workplace organising. In March 2022, the outer London school where I work proposed a restructure of administrative and site staff…

How to resist the attacks and develop the fight?

"Enough is enough" was the cry heard during the first day of mobilisation on 19 January against the pension "reform". This "enough is enough" can only echo the "Enough is enough" that has been spreading since June in Britain, strike after strike.For several months now, inflation has been reaching levels not seen in decades around the world. Everywhere…

These Tenants Fought Boston University For Ownership Of Their Homes, And Won

Above Photo: A tenant holds a sign reading “Save Our Hood,” at a community rally in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood urging Boston University officials not to sell their buildings to investors in Los Angeles, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (Photo by Damian Dovarganes / AP Photo) A Wealthy Philanthropist Donated Four Apartment Buildings In L.A.’S Baldwin…

An Objective Look at U.S. Foreign Policy

William J. Astore Interview by John Rachel / January 29th, 2023 Events continue to unfold at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we asked Lt. Col. William Astore for his current thoughts. We focus on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time, specifically addressing the role of…

Right & Left to join in D.C. protest: “Not one more penny for war in Ukraine”

On February 19, Washington, DC, will witness a protest against the war in Ukraine that marks a sharp departure from past demonstrations. The lead demand is simple and direct, “Not One More Penny for war in Ukraine.” It is a demand that emphasizes what we in the U.S. can do to end the war, not what others can do. After all, the only government we…

People Want Publicly Run Healthcare

Here’s one of many indicators about how broken the United States healthcare system is: Guns seem to be easier and cheaper to access than treatment for the wounds they cause. A survivor of the recent mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, California, reportedly said to Gov. Gavin Newsom that he needed to keep his hospital stay as short as possible in order…

The New Irrationalism

More than a century after the commencement of the Great Crisis of 1914–1945, represented by the First World War, the Great Depression, and Second World War, we are seeing a sudden resurgence of war and fascism across the globe. The capitalist world economy as a whole is now characterized by deepening stagnation, financialization, and soaring inequality…

Solidarity with the Peruvian people

Protests in Lima, Peru, December 2002 (Photo: MayimbĂș) Against the murderous government of Dina Boluarte! New immediate elections and National Constituent Assembly! In mid-December, large and combative mobilizations took to the streets and squares of the main cities of Peru, in an uprising motivated by the coup perpetrated on 7 December by the right-wing…

1st February – Half a million on strike in Britain

Strikers' rally in Cardiff, Wales on 1 February. (Photo from Ross Saunders) Wednesday 1st February has been the biggest day of action yet in the growing strike wave over pay, terms, and conditions in Britain, with five unions taking national action: Education unions NEU and UCU, rail unions Aslef and RMT, and civil servants’ union PCS. This demonstration…

Nostalgia For The Cuban Missile Crisis

Above photo: President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev head to their first meeting on June 3, 1961, at the start of the East-West talks in Vienna, the year before the Cuban missile crisis. Interfoto/AFP via Getty Images. Nuclear War Is No Exit for the Ukraine Crisis. Sixty years ago, a crowd of us young people anxiously massed around…

Federal appeals court rejects oil and gas drilling and fracking in northwest New Mexico’ Greater Chaco region

Court Win Overturns Biden Administration, Halts New Drilling, Gives New Hope For Protection For Navajo Communities, Culturally Significant Landscape. A federal appeals court yesterday rejected the Biden administration’s defense of unchecked oil and gas fracking in the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico, ruling the U.S. Interior Department…

Shattering the myth of Rosa Parks reveals the civil rights movement’s true history

Sanitized histories of the Civil Rights Movement have erased the long history of activism and struggle that defined the life of Rosa Parks long before she defied Jim Crow codes on a Montgomery bus. Yet Rosa Parks’s dedication to the Black freedom struggle preceded the Montgomery Bus Boycott by decades. She joined the campaign to free the Scottsboro…

Palestine is my cause: Arabs reaffirm support for Palestinians, rejection of the occupation

The latest  Arab Opinion Index 2022 is yet more proof that Arab societies are diverse in every possible way, from their assessment of their economic situation and living conditions to their take on immigration, state institutions and democracy. With one single exception: Palestine. 76 percent of all respondents to the poll, which is carried out annually…

Minnesotans brave snowstorm to demand ‘Drivers license for all’ on day one of legislative session

Opening day protest at Minnesota legislature demands drivers licences for all. (Fight Back! News/Kim DeFranco) Saint Paul, MN - On Tuesday January 3, more than 50 immigrant rights activists and supporters braved a snowstorm to gather on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol demanding “Drivers license for all.” The rally was called by the Minnesota…

Peruvian trade union leader speaks about resistance to overthrow of President Castillo

Cristiano Mayta. Fight Back! interviewed Cristiano Mayta, a trade unionist in Peru on January 3 to learn more about the situation in PerĂș after the overthrow of democratically-elected President Pedro Castillo by an oligarchy-dominated Congress. There is a national strike called for January 4 amid violent repression. Fight Back!: What is your organization…

The Collapse of Xi Jinping’s Zero COVID Policy

In response to a wave of anti-government protests in late November, the Chinese dictatorship (CCP) has pivoted abruptly from its deeply unpopular Zero COVID regime. But for the Chinese masses, this is a case of out of the frying pan, into the fire. With no reliable data available and signs of deliberate underreporting of deaths, it seems major cities…

Family, friends pay respects to Wadiya Jamal

Wadiya Jamal has spent most of her adult life fighting for her husband’s release. The beloved wife of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal died unexpectedly from a heart attack Dec. 27, 11 days after a historic decision by a Philadelphia judge in his case.Family and friends attended services for her Dec. 30 in Philadelphia. Wadiya Jamal during visit…

Corporations Want to Exploit Your Children

When children realize how big businesses are controlling their childhood, their rebellious sense of being exploited connects with their instinct for safety and self-respect. The commercial pressures descending on our children through relentless direct marketing, radically bypassing parental authority, are at a fever pitch. It will take more than studies…

France: the battle over pensions – time to get rid of Macron!

On 10 January, the French government will reveal the details of its draft law on pensions. We already know the main measure that has been proposed: the postponement of the retirement age by four months, each year, to reach 64 or 65 years of age (against the retirement age of 62 today) in 2027 or 2031. In addition, the increase in the length of contributions…

Brazil: PSOL leadership paves the way for joining Lula-Alckmin government

At a meeting of the National Board of PSOL (‘Party of Socialism and Liberty’), on Saturday 17 December, resolutions were discussed and passed drawing a balance sheet of the party’s 2022 election campaign, and on the relationship between the party and its parliamentary faction with the new Lula government.Read original in Portuguese |On 22 November, Esquerda…

Ranked Choice Voting Won Big in the 2022 Mid-Terms

Howie Hawkins, right, on tour in Maine in support of Lisa Savage, independent U.S. Senate candidate from Maine in 2020. Original here. Ranked Choice Voting won 8 out of 10 ballot measures on November 8. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is an alternative to the plurality winner voting system prevalent in the United States. It provides more representative outcomes…

‘Public Trust’—A Key Legal Tool to Preserve Our Natural Resources

Above Photo: Drainage basin from Deception and Lake Peaks to Nambe Lake. (Matthew.kowal). With the reality of climate change becoming more apparent in the form of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, and floods, it is clear that the future of all life on the planet is in peril. To stress the immediacy and seriousness of human-caused…

Incarcerated lives endangered in freezing conditions

In analyzing the heroic 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, Sam Marcy, the late chairperson of Workers World Party, wrote in the pamphlet: “A Marxist Defense of the L.A. Rebellion” that “Marxism differs from all forms of bourgeois sociology in this most fundamental way: All bourgeois social sciences are directed at covering up and concealing — sometimes…

2022: Year of the working class in the USA

This article was published Jan. 1, 2023, on the sites of La Pluma and Tlaxcala.The working class in the United States burst into action in 2022. Warehouse workers at Amazon, baristas at Starbucks, prisoners, coal miners, nurses, teachers, graduate students and more organized and resisted capital. Many went on strike. Will we in 2023 see ever sharper…

White Lives Matter more in Ukraine

The accuracy of this commentary’s title is borne out by statements made and actions taken by the Ukrainians themselves. In 2020 millions of people around the world protested against racism in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd. Ukrainians made it clear that they were not to be included amongst that mass of humanity and in fact expressed…

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine

This lecture by Dr. Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies in the History Department at Columbia University, was presented on October 13, 2022, as part of an initiative to develop Palestinian studies at the University of Waterloo. Based on his 2020 book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism…

Is a Happy New Year Possible?

Albert Camus and Edward Curtin, Sr. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.  One must imagine Sisyphus happy. – Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus Really? Or was he joking? Whenever January rolls around and a new year begins with its implied ending, I think of my father and Albert Camus, both born in 1913. Camus…

Brazilian Communist Party: Mass struggle against coup d’Ă©tat! Fascists will not pass!

On the afternoon of that Sunday, January 8, supporters of Jair Bolsonaro invaded the National Congress and tried to occupy buildings of other public bodies, with the intention of promoting disturbances and giving rise to a coup d'Ă©tat.This movement has been articulated for months by sectors of the Brazilian ultra-right, which has strong financial support…

“The walls are the publishers of the poor”

A visit to the Welling Court Mural Project by Mickey Z. / January 9th, 2023 all we are saying
 Today, I took a photo walk around the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens, NYC. “Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colors and little…

News whiteout of Pennsylvania prison strike

PhiladelphiaIncarcerated workers held captive in Pennsylvania prisons called a labor strike in the name of Subaltern Peoples Abolitionist Revolutionary Collective (SPARC). The demonstration “to protest against the State’s oppressive policies” was called last year and set to begin this Jan. 6. (tinyurl.com/52m3n4t5) As of this writing, the outcome…

Climate change, capitalism threaten food security for millions in Texas

A recent report released by the Texas Department of Agriculture has linked climate change to growing food insecurity in Texas. Record droughts and record flooding are taking a toll on the state’s ability to grow food. Food deserts where no fresh produce is available are growing in rural areas. Low wages mean that even where food is available, working…

Bangladeshi community in Cambridge demands “justice for Arif Sayed Faisal!”

Cambridge, MassachusettsOn a sunny afternoon of Jan. 4, a Cambridge cop, accompanied by others also armed with lethal and nonlethal weapons, gunned down and killed 20-year-old Arif Sayed Faisal. By all accounts, after receiving a 911 call about a person in distress and hurting themself, police followed and directly observed Faisal for 15 minutes or…

Drivers license for all bill passes first Minnesota House committee

House Bill co-authors Maria Isa and Aisha Gomez (Photo by Brad Sigal) Saint Paul, MN - More than 100 people supporting the “drivers license for all” bill, House File 4, packed the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee’s morning and evening hearings at the Minnesota State Capitol on January 10.  Just a week after the start of the legislative…

Head of Ontario species at risk agency resigns

The head of an Ontario government agency aimed at protecting species at risk has resigned in protest of the province’s dismantling of environmental protections to get “More Homes Built Faster.” The resignation comes less than a year after Premier Doug Ford’s government appointed Doug Varty to chair Ontario’s Species Conservation Action Agency…

‘Striking Does Work’: Fort Worth Journalists Win Only Newspaper Union Contract In Texas

Above Photo: (Fort Worth Newsguild) On The Heels Of An Unprecedented 24-Day Labor Strike Late Last Year, Around 20 Journalists At The 117-Year-Old Fort Worth Star-Telegram Have Ratified The Only Union Contract At A Texas Newspaper. On the heels of an unprecedented 24-day labor strike late last year, around 20 journalists at the 117-year-old Fort Worth…

University of California grad student strike ends 

After nearly six weeks on the picket line, 48,000 graduate students at the University of California voted to accept a new contract. This ended the largest academic strike in U.S. labor history.Picket line, University of California Berkeley, Nov. 20, 2022. WW Photo: Judy Greenspan Solidarity was strong throughout the strike, with student workers risking…

FRSO: We demand the immediate release of PFLP leader Ahmad Sa’adat

Statement by Freedom Road Socialist Organization | January 12, 2023 For nearly 20 years, the steadfast fighter for Palestinian liberation and general secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa’adat, has endured imprisonment. Freedom Road Socialist Organization is proud to add its voice to the worldwide movement demanding…

Requiem for a dream: 100 years after the founding of the USSR

I belong to a privileged generation. I was born in the late 1960s in Kiev, the capital of a Soviet and socialist Ukraine, and I had the good fortune to spend my childhood, adolescence and even my youth in a country demonised like no other in the history of mankind: the USSR. A huge memory, which we will have to rescue from oblivion. Not for museums…

Kenyan Communist Party member murdered by police

More specifically, a statement issued by the CPK stresses out: On January 11, 2023, at about 5 am, three uniformed police officers stormed the home of Felix's parents in Mumbuni, Kitui and took Felix's life with several gunshots. Felix was shot right in front of his parents and siblings. His murder was carried out only a few days after President Ruto…

“The Lesson Here Is That the System Is Cruel”: Keri Blakinger on Prison Journalism

Above Photo: In 2015, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her entourage toured DC Central Jail after announcing policy changes. (J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post Via Getty Images). From 2010 to 2012, Keri Blakinger was incarcerated in state and county correctional facilities for possessing a “tupperware of heroin.” Since then…

CPP Statement Opposing US Plan To Use Philippines In War Strategy Against China

Marco Valbuena | Chief Information Officer | Communist Party Of The Philippines January 14, 2023 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns the imperialist US for war-mongering and heightening war-preparations against China and for using the Philippines and other countries as launching pad for its planned military attacks against its rival…


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