Author: K.S. Mehta

Profits Call the Tune

Profit is not a “gift of capital,” and does not rely on investment. Profits can be generated out of the exploitation of labor power without further investment, and indeed, that is what we can see now in the expansion of ‘fictitious capital’ at the expense of productive investment.

3,000 Volvo Workers Are on Strike Again

After rejecting a second contract offer, Volvo workers at the Mack and Volvo Truck of North America manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia are on strike again. They say that this time they are not going back until a new contract is ratified.

Working Class Tunisians Rise Up against Police Violence

Protests began in the working-class districts of Sidi Hassine and Séjoumi in Tunis, Tunisia, after a young man died in police custody and videos of police beating a minor went viral on social media. Police violence is endemic in Tunisia, and the masses suffer unemployment, poverty, and misery a decade after the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime and the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Wildcat Strike at Gorillas, a Grocery Delivery Startup in Berlin

Workers at the on-demand grocery delivery service Gorillas have gone on a wildcat strike. They have been blocking warehouses after one of their colleagues was fired. This is an intense, exemplary struggle that demands international attention.

Over 17 Million Cases: The Coronavirus Crisis Deepens in India

India has had the world’s highest numbers of new daily and currently active Covid-19 cases for several days, bringing the total number of cases to over 17 million and the death toll to over 195,000. Patent abolition, nationalizing health-related industries under worker control, and democratic vaccine distribution would be instrumental in resolving the crisis.

Demonstrators in Paris Lay the Foundation for a Comprehensive Fight Against Layoffs

On Saturday in Paris, several thousand demonstrators answered the call of various political and trade union organizations to demonstrate against layoffs. Grandpuits refinery workers were there, along with workers from the travel giant TUI, industrial machinery maker SKF, the agribusiness giant Cargill, and General Electric. It was the first such coordinated action by different sectors all confronted with layoffs, with more to come.

Black and white photo of people marching with a banner that says "The AIDS Crisis Is Not Over"

Commemorate Those Affected by HIV/AIDS by Fighting for Socialism

This World AIDS Day, we must commemorate the lives of those who have died from AIDS-related complications and fight for those currently living with HIV by nationalizing health care and fighting for socialism to make PrEP, ART, and the resources that facilitate linkage to care available.

To Truly Address Addiction, Legalize Drugs under Worker Control

On Tuesday, Oregon voted to decriminalize small amounts of drugs and legalize psilocybin for supervised use, while four other states voted to legalize marijuana. The benefits of these measures, however, are completely undercut by the profit motive. Drug production and distribution must be under worker control as part of a broad program of nationalizing health, truly ending criminalization, and providing comprehensive addiction services.

Woman casts a vote for the 2020 Elections in a booth.

Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote

It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.