Author: Maria Aurelio

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Considering his calls for support from big business and his promises to respect the validity of the 1993 constitution, private property, and thus the prevailing economic order, it cannot be ruled out that Castillo will seek a government of national unity with the bourgeoisie.

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.

Undocumented Workers Are on Hunger Strike in New York City

Dozens of undocumented immigrants are on hunger strike in New York City — many of them essential workers who worked all through the pandemic. Part of the “Fast for the Forgotten” which began on March 16, the hunger strikers  are primarily vendors, restaurant workers and delivery service workers. They are demanding that the upcoming state budget include a $3.5 billion fund for undocumented workers, who are ineligible for government financial assistance.  As one hunger striker told Left Voice, “ I want them to listen to us and help us. It’s just because we don’t have papers. We are also valuable.

New Haven Bus Drivers Stage Sickout to Demand Vaccines

Despite interacting with hundreds of people each day, New Haven bus drivers have not been prioritized to get vaccinated. This week, workers organized a wildcat sickout to protest vaccine distribution.

5 Tweets that Show What a Joke This Stimulus Is

The stimulus bill passed by Congress is terrible, and people know it. Yesterday #LetThemEatCake was trending, as well as several hashtags like #600IsNotEnough. We’ve written here about all of the ways this stimulus package is insulting and insufficient: While the working class will receive these insufficient payments, the bill predictably includes billions for corporations and even includes a deduction for “three-martini lunches”: a tax break for corporate meal expenses. Congress also just approved the Pentagon budget — a whopping $740 billion, giving the military more than what they requested in some areas. Congress also approved a new border wall bill,