Author: Rebecca Margolies

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.

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.

Lessons from John Brown

After experiencing one of the largest uprisings in recent US history, and as we continue the battle for abolition, fight for the release of new political prisoners and all those kidnapped by the state, and mourn those who have been killed, what lessons can John Brown’s life, philosophy, and strategy have for us?

Trump Supporters Terrorize Opponents in Richmond and Across the US

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election, after a summer of anti-racist protest and brutal state response and under a president who has not committed to a peaceful transfer of power, there is an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. Trump supporters have ramped up efforts to terrorize the opposition, shouting at voters, preventing rallies, and shooting into a crowd in Virginia.

NYC’s Medusa Statue and the Failure of “Carceral Feminism”

Luciano Garbati’s recently unveiled Medusa With the Head of Perseus is supposed to be an homage to the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse. However, by every measure this statue misses the mark and shows a complete lack of understanding of the causes of and solutions to sexual violence.

RBG Is No Hero

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is seen by many as a blow to progressive politics. But that doesn’t mean her record on the Supreme Court is unequivocally praiseworthy. From racial justice to native sovereignty to prisoners’ rights, RBG’s rulings show a deep lack of care for the exploited and oppressed. Moreover, she was a member of an institution that has always been used as a tool against working class people.

Cuomo Would Rather Squeeze the Working Class Than Tax the Rich

Seven months into a global pandemic, in a state with the highest concentration of billionaires in the world, over a third of New Yorkers are struggling to pay rent. Rather than spread the wealth and ensure all New Yorkers have what they need, Governor Cuomo is working to ensure New York’s ultra rich don’t feel any effects from the pandemic and associated economic downturn.

President Gas: Trump Rolls Back Rules on Methane Use

Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is using pandemic-related public safety concerns as a smokescreen to roll back environmental protections, including Obama-era regulations on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. 

22 Protesters in Portland Are Facing Federal Charges

Between July 23 and July 27, at least 22 protesters from Portland have been added to the growing list of those facing federal charges for alleged crimes during the recent Black Lives Matters protests. All political prisoners should be freed immediately!

Trump Demands Life in Prison for Three Black Lives Matter Protesters

Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman, and Samantha Shader are political prisoners. In late May, the three activists were arrested for alleged property destruction during the protests that broke out across the country. All three are still being held in jail without bail and are facing life in prison on federal charges.

Joe Biden is a Racist Who Loves Police Brutality

While liberals want us to believe that voting for Joe Biden is the solution to all the ills of the racist capitalist system, the fact remains that Biden is a dedicated, lifelong racist. He won’t save any of us, least of all the victims of police brutality. 

U.S. Racist Immigration Policy Is Spreading the Virus, Not Containing It

Building on the existing horrors of the U.S. border, the Trump administration has used the pandemic as an opportunity to continue to enact racist and nationalist immigration policies, to the point of threatening to deport people even after they have tested positive for COVID-19.