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Emma Lee

New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All

New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.

2022 Must Mark a New Stage for the Climate Movement

After a year packed with climate disasters and blatant disregard by capitalists, the climate movement cannot afford to be apathetic or repeat a failed strategy.

A meeting in the White House in 'Don't Look Up'

‘Don’t Look Up’: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t a Comet, and Why That Matters

'Don’t Look Up' presents an opportunity to reignite the climate movement. That means we have to look beyond its creators’ calls for individual action.

Striking Latina Cake Factory Workers in L.A. Area Reject Latest Contract Proposal

After 46 days on strike, workers at a cake factory in Los Angeles have rejected the latest contract proposal from the bosses. These cake makers are among many striking workers across the United States fighting against hyper-exploitative bosses.

Abortion rights activists wearing green bandana fill the streets.

Ireland and Argentina Won Abortion Rights through Struggle. Protecting Our Rights Here Won’t Be Any Different

Abortion rights are under threat in the United States. As the abortion movements in Ireland and Argentina have shown, the right to free, safe, and legal abortions can only be won through combative action and mass mobilization in the streets.

Education Workers Must Stand in Solidarity with Trans Rights

Today is Trans Day of Remembrance in the midst of a nationwide attack on trans rights in schools. Now more than ever, education workers must stand in solidarity with the rights of trans students.

Native Occupation of Alcatraz Island Began on This Day in 1969

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of what would become a year-and-a-half-long occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay in 1969 by 89 Native Americans and their supporters. It was a remarkable demonstration of Indigenous resistance self-organization and helped launch a broader struggle.

Waste Imperialism and the Trash Crisis in Tunisia

Sfax, Tunisia is drowning in garbage. This is a clear example of the inequities and destructiveness of waste management under capitalism.

Steven Donziger, Lawyer who Defended Indigenous Farmers in Ecuador, Imprisoned

Environmental and human rights lawyer, Steven Donziger won a $9.5 billion settlement for Indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron. Now he has been disbarred and sentenced to six months in jail by judges with close ties to the corporate oil giant.

Union Leadership Accepts Paltry Wage Deal Just as South African Metalworkers’ Strike Begins to Hurt the Capitalists

On Thursday, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) called off a major strike of at least 155,000 workers just as it was starting to gain momentum and was about to strike a major blow against the capitalists’ assault on the workers.

12 people hold signs and hold their fists raised on the Kellogg's picket line.

85-Hour Weeks, 6 Weeks Straight, No Days Off: Kellogg Workers on Strike

Forced overtime, chronic understaffing, and confusion tactics are among the many assaults on Kellogg’s workers in the midst of a devastating pandemic while the company raked in record profits.

Tunisia’s First Female Prime Minister, Najla Bouden, Represents More of the Same

The Tunisian president appointed the country’s first woman prime minister. It’s an obvious distraction from his authoritarian power grab.

Bring Back the Spirit of Occupy

This Friday marked the ten-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. We have even more reason to fight.

Twenty Years Since 9/11: A Legacy of Attacks on Civil Liberties and Human Rights

On the anniversary of 9/11, we look back at how the attacks were a cover for a broad assault on civil liberties and human and political rights in the United States and abroad.

New Orleans Looks Out for Big Business, Not Residents in Ida’s Wake

Another major hurricane has battered the South. But instead of providing the relief residents need, authorities are deploying “anti-looting” police to discipline the region’s poorest — overwhelming Black folks.

No More Imperialist Bombing of Afghanistan!

The United States is preparing for further retaliatory attacks against ISIS-K to “make them pay.” The real people who will pay are the Afghan people.

A Partial Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough. Forgive All Rent Now

A partial eviction moratorium went into effect this week in the United States, but it isn’t enough. We must have a full cancellation of rent and forgiveness of all back rent owed.

An older woman wearing a hat holds a sign that reads "No More Unjust Revictions: I Lost My Home of 36 Years"

Eviction Moratorium Expired, Millions Face Homelessness

After a half-hearted attempt to extend the eviction moratorium failed, the House of Representatives left for summer vacation.

Tunisian President Kais Saied sits at a conference table wearing a suit. The Tunisian flag and a wall of books are in the background.

Coup in Tunisia: Not What the Arab Spring Revolutionaries Had in Mind

In response to widespread protests of economic instability and a poorly handled pandemic response, Tunisian President Kais Saied consolidated power on Sunday by suspending parliament and dismissing the prime minister.

Apologies Are Not Enough: Residential Schools and the Fight for Indigenous Rights

Less than a month after the uncovering of 215 unmarked graves of indigenous children at Kamloops Indian Residential School, another harrowing discovery revealed an additional 751 graves at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

With Fire and Laser Beams, Palestinian Youth Resist New Settlements in the West Bank

Palestinian youth continue their fierce resistance in the wake of the Israeli occupation forces’ recent murders of child protestors. The ongoing demonstrations in the West Bank village of Beita should signal to the world that the youth are not willing to accept the destruction, displacement, and confiscation of their land and lives.

Capitalist Urban Planning Makes the Case for Socialism

Progressive politicians talk about “community control” of housing and transportation. It is never real.

Lessons of the 1934 Textile Strike: Their Relevance for Today

In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of U.S. textile workers took advantage of new legislation and joined unions in an industry that had been facing economic hardship even before the Great Depression. Exploitative working conditions in the South led to one of the largest labor strikes in U.S. history --- one that suffered a bitter defeat. The story and its lessons deserve to be told.