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#LoriLockout: Chicago Teachers Locked Out of Virtual Classrooms

In Chicago, public school teachers overwhelmingly voted in favor of remote instruction until adequate safety measures were in place for in-person instruction. In response, Mayor Lightfoot locked teachers out of their virtual classrooms and has threatened to withhold pay if teachers don’t report to work by Wednesday.

Despite “Ceasefire,” Israel is Dropping More Bombs on Gaza

On Zionist Flag March Day, marchers chant "Death to Arabs" and Israel drops more bombs on Gaza.

Colombia Is Murdering Protesters, But They Are Still Taking the Streets

Protesters in Colombia continue to take the streets against the Duque government despite brutal repression. Wednesday will be a national day of mobilizations.

“It Felt Like War”: Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets, and 100 Arrests in Brooklyn Center Protest

The police and National Guard used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters demanding justice for Daunte Wright. Over 100 people were arrested.

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 […]

Atlanta Police Officer Who Claimed Shooter Had a “Bad Day” Made Anti-Asian Posts on Social Media

“Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did," said Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

International Women’s Day is About Class Struggle. Down with Liberal Feminism

Kyrsten Sinema's recent actions highlight why liberal feminism belongs in the dustbin of history. This International Women's Day, fight for a feminist movement that is working class, socialist and internatinalist.

Biden is Forcing Schools to Administer Standardized Tests During a Pandemic

The Biden administration is forcing schools to administer standardized tests in the midst of the global pandemic. Last year, Donald Trump waived these tests due to the coronavirus.

Five Queer Lady Films to Watch Instead of “Happiest Season”

Here we present quality queer films to watch over the winter holidays.

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 […]

Families Evicted from Reclaimed Housing on Thanksgiving

California highway patrol forcibly evicted families from over two dozen empty, state-owned homes in Los Angeles. Between Wednesday and Thursday 62 people were arrested.

The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India

On Thursday over 200 million workers held a one day general strike in India. They were joined by farmers in mass actions across the country against the right-wing government of Narendra Modi.

Armed Right-Wing Protesters Shut Down Polling Center in Arizona

About a hundred Trump supporters gathered with assault rifles and handguns outside a polling station in Maricopa County, Arizona Wednesday night to demand that staff continue processing ballots. The disruption forced the polling center to shut down.

Man voting at a booth for the 2020 Elections

Robocalls Spread Voting Misinformation in Flint, Michigan

Voters in Flint, Michigan, received robocalls today telling them they could vote on Wednesday “due to long lines” at polling stations. These measures are aimed at spreading misinformation and keeping them from the polls. 

Superspreader Trump Puts Working-Class White House Staff at Risk

Trump left Walter Reed hospital on Monday, and minimized the danger of COVID-19. Meanwhile, he is putting the working-class White House staff and their families’ health at risk.

The “Quiet Revolt” of USPS Workers

USPS workers are finding everyday ways to get the mail delivered in a timely way, despite attacks and austerity.

1,300 BLM Protesters in NYC Face Jail Time and Fines

Protesters accused of nothing more than being outside after 8 pm are facing jail time and/or hundreds of dollars in fines. Others are facing steeper charges. Part of the moment must be to drop all charges now.

Protesters Block 14 Lane Highway, Set Wendy’s on Fire Demanding Justice for Rayshard Brooks

The murder of Rayshard Brooks by the cops has re-kindled protests in Atlanta, GA.

Justice for Rayshard Brooks, Another Black Man Murdered by the Police

In the midst of the massive Black Lives Matter protests, the cops have killed another Black man in Atlanta. His name was Rayshard Brooks.

The NYPD is Stealing Bikes, Leaving Protesters Stranded

The cops are stealing bikes from protesters and beating them as they attempt to get home during the curfew.

Thousands of Protesters Are Trapped by Cops on the Manhattan Bridge

Developing story: Thousands of protesters are currently stuck on the Manhattan bridge. The police have blocked both sides of the bridge.

Killer Cop Derek Chauvin’s Home is Being Guarded by Dozens of Armed Riot Police

Protesters in Minneapolis are criminalized and attacked with tear gas and rubber bullets. Meanwhile, murderous cop, Derek Chauvin, is safely at home with dozens of riot police protecting him. Six protesters were arrested and taken to jail for standing around in front of his house.

Fruit Workers Strike for PPE and Hazard Pay

Workers in three fruit warehouses in Washington state are on strike for hazard pay, PPE and other protections.

Meatpackers’ Walkout Defies Trump’s Executive Order

Following Trump's invocation of the Defense Production Act to re-open the meatpacking industry, more than 50 workers at a Smithfield plant walked out in defiance of their company's decision to remain open despite having announced a day prior they would close.

Portrait of a Political Monster

How can we understand Donald Trump and what can we expect from his re-election run?

Trump’s Far Right State of the Union: Red Baiting, Xenophobia and Imperialism

The State of the Union speech was a right-wing circus, often applauded by the Democrats. Here are just a few of the worst ideas put forward.

Chile: Justice for Daniela Carrasco and All Victims of State Violence

Daniela Carrasco, a 36 year old Chilean mime was found hanging in a park only a few hours after the police detained her. Now the Chilean protests are demanding an investigation of her death. The State is responsible! Trigger warning.

Showdown in Portland: The Cops Side With the Fascists (As Usual)

Over the weekend, neo-fascist groups marched in Portland under police protection. Meanwhile, Trump tweeted against Anti-fa. This kind of support from the police is no anomaly.

Massive March Against Misogynist Pro-Dictatorship Candidate

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the street to demand women's rights and protest right-wing Presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.