Author: M.K. Kumar

Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

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.

Texas Bans Abortion

On May 19, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that makes abortion after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state of Texas, making Texas the state with the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation.

Atlanta Killer Cop Gets His Job Back

The Atlanta cop who killed Rayshard Brooks was reinstated to his job because of a legal discrepancy, despite facing murder charges. It’s further proof that the “justice” system prioritizes cops over Black lives.

Biden Continues to Detain Migrant Children in Detention Camps

Biden follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, detaining thousands of migrant children in “temporary detention camps” for extended periods. The Dallas Convention Center in Texas is the latest facility co-opted by the Biden administration to be a holding cell for migrant teenagers.

Sikh protesters in India hold up their fists.

Indian Farmers on Strike. They Should Continue — Indefinitely

Farmers in India led a nationwide strike yesterday, December 8, to mount the pressure on Delhi to repeal the three new agricultural laws passed by the Modi government. To win their demands, they, along with the hundreds of millions of workers in the country’s most strategic sectors, need to continue down the path opened by the strike.

Farmers Unions in India Call for National General Strike Dec. 8

Tomorrow, December 8, farmers unions across India have called for a strike to deepen their ongoing protests against three new laws passed by Modi’s BJP-controlled government that will give corporations immense bargaining power over farmers and effective control of the agricultural sector.

NYC Closes Schools Again. They Should Have Never Reopened in the First Place.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to shut down NYC Public Schools is a necessary measure to stop rising infection rates across the city. But without proper measures to ensure that students are capable of virtual schooling and that parents are guaranteed time off, the city risks sowing even more chaos.

Louisville Police Covers Up Child Sexual Abuse

The Louisville Police Department, made infamous for murdering Breonna Taylor, intentionally deleted 738,000 documents showing the extent of child sexual abuse within its ranks. The police continue to harass and abuse us — they must be abolished.