Chile’s Version of Donald Trump Pulls Ahead in the Polls

José Antonio Kast is taking a page from the Republican playbook, with rants against “illegal immigrants” and appeals to “traditional values.” The far-right politician is approaching the head of the pack in Chile’s elections next month.

UNITED STATES

Worker in a yellow vest walks through a corridor with a bus on either side.

Philly Transport Workers Prepare to Strike. So Should Every Philly Union.

During the pandemic, while bus drivers and train and trolley operators were getting sick and dying, they were called heroes. Now, the bosses are demanding major concessions from transport workers in Philly. In response, their union voted unanimously to strike. It will take more to build real worker power in the city.

INTERNATIONAL

IATSE

IATSE Worker: “Halyna Hutchins would be alive if we had gone on strike”

Left Voice is highlighting the voices of rank-and-file IATSE members on the working conditions in the entertainment industry and why they think the tentative agreement being put forward by the union leadership is inadequate. Here we share an email we received from a member of local 706.

BLACK STRUGGLE

Detroit Activists Smash Former Police Chief’s Press Conference

Detroit activists shut down the former police chief’s press conference. James Craig was slated to launch his campaign for governor, but instead activists spoke out against police violence and for Black lives while Craig was forced to leave.

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IATSE Worker: “Halyna Hutchins would be alive if we had gone on strike”

Left Voice is highlighting the voices of rank-and-file IATSE members on the working conditions in the entertainment industry and why they think the tentative agreement being put forward by the union leadership is inadequate. Here we share an email we received from a member of local 706.

The Fall of Lehman Brothers and the Rise of Class Struggle

Thirteen years after the fall of Lehman Brothers, one of the most important lessons for the working class and oppressed peoples everywhere is the need to build revolutionary parties as part of the struggle for an international for socialist revolution.

The Police, Not Trans People, Make Women Unsafe

Wayne Couzens, a London police officer, kidnapped and murdered a woman. But, rather than focusing on systemic police violence toward women, the Guardian chose to publish an op-ed blaming trans people for making women unsafe.

ECONOMY

A screen displays a statement by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, U.S., September 22, 2021.

The Fed, Interest Rates, and Stagflation

Accelerating inflation may be an issue right now in the US and other recovering capitalist economies, but for capitalism, profitability is the real benchmark, and that can be hit by wage rises on the one hand and interest rises on the other.

ENVIRONMENT

Protester wearin a mask in front of two signs.

Protests Erupt in Puerto Rico to Fight a Worsening Energy Crisis

San Juan residents are taking to the streets in response to massive power shortages exacerbated by a private electrical company, U.S. colonial policies, and a worsening climate crisis. Workers and environmental activists in the United States should show solidarity.

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