Outlook of an Italian Communist: Why a ‘Second Cold War’ Scenario Projects a False Framework

by Alessio Arena, published on Workers World, May 27, 2022 Translation: John Catalinotto Fronte Popolare, Italy That the Cold War has historically been a Western invention is well-known. One remembers less about the Soviet attempts [post World War II] to escape the logic of the blocs, culminating in the incredible application of the USSR to join NATO, expressed for the[…]

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May Day: Worker’s Struggle Celebration is Well-Deserved After a Momentous Year

by People’s Dispatch, April 30, 2022 May 1 is Global Labor Day.  Only in the US was this important celebration of workers moved to a different day. Working people across the globe are gearing up celebrate International Worker’s Day this May 1. Workers have been participating in monumental struggles since the previous year’s May Day, making this year’s celebration well-deserved.[…]

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Workers and Community Power Shuts Down Oakland

by Judy Greenspan, published on Workers World, May 3, 2022 Oakland, California Despite threats of retaliation from officials in the Oakland Unified School District and the Port of Oakland, teachers and longshore workers went out on strike on April 29. They shut down public schools and the port for the entire day to protest school closures and the pending sale[…]

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Amazon Union Victory Part of Growing Workers’ Solidarity Movement

by Tony Murphy, published on Workers World, April 5, 2022 The growing movement for union rights received a shot in the arm with the inspiring winning election of the Staten Island, New York, Amazon warehouse workers, in a decisive victory against the vehemently anti-union Amazon April 1. The significance of this victory, in which solidarity from socialists played a big[…]

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The Realities of Temp Work

by Eugene Puryear, published on Black Agenda Report, February 16, 2022 Poverty, wage theft, injuries, and even death are features of the temporary employment system. Black workers are over represented in temp work and are more likely to experience these abuses. There are 13 to 16 million temporary workers who find their jobs through staffing agencies. It’s a fairly major[…]

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Starbucks Fires Entire Organizing Committee in Memphis, Union Spreads to NYC

by Arjae Red, published on Workers World, February 11, 2022 Seven Starbucks workers at the Poplar and Highland Starbucks in Memphis, Tennessee, were fired Feb. 8 in the most vicious and blatant act of union busting by the company so far. These firings accounted for approximately 35% of the total workforce in the store, according to the press statement released[…]

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New trend/ U.S. workers strike and organize at a new pace

by Martha Grevatt, published on Workers World, February 5, 2022 This lightly edited article, based on an interview with Workers World Managing Editor Martha Grevatt, was published Feb. 2 in the Danish Communist Party’s newspaper, “Worker.” With renewed determination, workers in the U.S. are staging strikes, forming unions or quitting their jobs in protest of underpayment and poor working conditions[…]

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Farm Laws Repeal: A Historic Day For India

by Bharat Dogra, published on Countercurrents, November 19, 2021 This is a huge victory for the farmers of India.   It shows the power of mass protest and relentless resistance, even against the most vicious racist neoliberal government and should be celebrated by activists around the globe.   [jb] On November 19 the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the[…]

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A Union Worker’s Perspective From Puerto Rico

by Walberto Rolón, published on Workers World, November 12, 2021 I began lineman training in 1989 – a chance that for many of Puerto Rico’s youth is nigh impossible unless you are favored by some political faction. [Puerto Rico’s main union for electrical workers is UTIER, the Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (Electrical Industry and Irrigation[…]

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Workers Rise Up in Strike Wave

by Malik Miah, published on Socialist Action, November 3, 2021 Thousands of workers are on strike right now in the United States, in what is being dubbed “Striketober”. In some cases, bosses are using “replacements” (scabs) to cross picket lines and keep the profits flowing. Strikers are fed up with poor working conditions, forced overtime, 16-hour shifts, low wages, and[…]

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