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Sou Mi

Sou Mi is an activist based in New York City.

‘The Bed Bugs Were the Last Straw for Us’: Starbucks Workers at the NYC Roastery Strike against Unsafe Work Conditions

Workers at the Starbucks Roastery Reserve in New York City have been striking against unsafe work conditions, including a bed bug infestation in their break rooms and mold in their ice machines.

Sou Mi

October 30, 2022

Crisis in the UK Regime: From a Summer to a Winter of Discontent?

Facing deep political and economic turmoil, Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned after just 45 days in office. This new crisis comes as workers across the UK are preparing for a new wave of strikes against the rising cost of living.

Sou Mi

October 23, 2022

UPS is Firing Union Activists in the Middle of Contract Campaign

On Wednesday, in an act of blatant retaliation, UPS fired Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both UPS drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York.

Sou Mi

August 25, 2022

Geopolitical Tensions Increase amid Growing Economic and Political Crises

The compounding economic crises and trend toward greater political, trade, and military confrontations between world powers expose the imperialist epoch as one of crises, wars, and revolutions.

Sou Mi

August 21, 2022

Sri Lanka: Protesters Storm Presidential Palace, Forcing the President and Prime Minister to Resign

Amid fuel shortages, rising inflation, militarization, and further austerity measures, new protests broke out Saturday in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. The working class should not pay a single cent for the mounting social and economic crises.

Sou Mi

July 9, 2022

March for Abortion Rights: In New York, We Sang Our Rage Together

On May 3 in New York, hundreds of people moved from rage to action and took the streets for abortion rights, marching from Foley Square to Washington Square Park.

Sou Mi

May 5, 2022

Millions in Sri Lanka Hold General Strike amid Historic Economic Crisis

Millions of workers in Sri Lanka held a general strike on Thursday that crippled the island nation. They should extend it indefinitely, ensuring that the working class doesn’t pay a cent for the country’s economic crisis.

Sou Mi

April 29, 2022

New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike

Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Sou Mi

April 15, 2022

Protests Reach Fever Pitch in Sri Lanka Amid Historic Economic Crisis

In Sri Lanka, the government has imposed a state of emergency to control protests and mass anger over a deepening economic crisis that has led to debilitating shortages of food, fuel, and basic goods.

Sou Mi

April 2, 2022

Millions in India Join General Strike against Modi Government

Millions of workers in India have taken to the streets as part of a general strike against the government of Narendra Modi.

Sou Mi

March 28, 2022

Blood on Their Hands: U.S. Regime Responsible for More than 900,000 Covid Deaths and Counting

Over 900,000 people in the U.S. have died of Covid-19. This is a damning indictment of a capitalist system that has put profits over human lives.

Sou Mi

February 7, 2022

Is America Back? Biden and Imperialist Decline

In 2021, President Biden inherited a regime that was deeply unstable, both within and without. Now, a year later, many of those challenges remain a thorn in his side as he attempts to reestablish the United States’ global supremacy.

Sou Mi

January 20, 2022

In Victory for Year-Long Farmers’ Protests, Modi Announces Repeal of Agricultural Laws

In a victory for the protests that have raged for over a year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will repeal the three farm laws. The fight to protect farmers’ and workers’ rights needs to continue, striking at the heart of capitalist production.

Sou Mi

November 19, 2021

Workers Are Striking Against the Two-Tier System

As Striketober continues to grow, unions are taking up the fight against the two-tier wage system. To put an end to the divisions between generations of workers and ensure equal pay for equal work, it is essential that unions continue this fight until they win.

Sou Mi

October 16, 2021

Anti-Imperialism Is Inseparable from Anti-Capitalism: A Socialist Feminist Perspective

With the narrative of justifying imperialist intervention in the name of women’s rights called into question by 20 years of disastrous U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the space is open for rethinking what it means to take up the fight for women’s emancipation with a staunchly anti-imperialist perspective.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

Feminist Struggle Is at the Heart of Class Struggle in Afghanistan

Contrary to the claims of bourgeois historians, demands for social reforms in Afghanistan — particularly in the realm of women’s rights — predate both the U.S. and Soviet occupations.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

Liberal Feminism Is an Imperialist Project

U.S. imperialism is responsible for the conditions facing women in Afghanistan today and others like them all across the world. Liberal feminism, with its reliance on the imperialist capitalist state, will never liberate the working class and poor women.

Sou Mi

September 11, 2021

The Senate, Including Sanders, Votes to Penalize Local Governments That Defund the Police

The Senate voted 99-0 for a resolution that would cut funding to any local administration that takes measures to defund the police.

Sou Mi

August 11, 2021

From Revolution to Capitalist Restoration: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

This July marked the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. A hundred years on, the CCP bureaucracy today is a far cry from the revolutionary workers’ party born out of the aspirations of international socialist revolution.

Sou Mi

August 5, 2021

End the U.S. Embargo of Cuba: Support the Revolution and the Right to Protest

Thousands took to the streets of Cuba to protest against the country’s deepening social and economic crisis, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The conditions in Cuba today are a direct result of imperialist aggression against the country, led by the United States and its 60-plus-year embargo. Meanwhile, the one-party regime represses the protesters who want to defend the revolution.

Sou Mi

July 12, 2021

Israel Bombs Gaza for the Second Time in Three Days

Days after Naftali Bennett succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister, Israel is already breaking the May 26 ceasefire agreement and has bombed Gaza twice in the last three days.

Sou Mi

June 18, 2021

1,100 Mine Workers in Alabama Are Going on Strike

After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal.

Sou Mi

April 1, 2021

The Communist Movement in India

The subcontinent is home to myriad communist parties — most of which practice class collaboration.

Sou Mi

February 7, 2021

Six Lessons From the Hunts Point Strike

Last week, 1,400 workers in one of the world’s largest wholesale markets went on strike. Here are some of our key takeaways.

Sou Mi

January 29, 2021

Patriot Act 2.0: Biden’s Domestic Terrorism Laws Are a Danger to the Working Class

After last week’s violent demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol, Joe Biden has committed to passing new laws targeting domestic terrorism. But let’s be clear --- while he says the laws will help “fight” the Far Right, they will eventually be used to target the working class and the Left.

Sou Mi

January 15, 2021

The Cops Opened the Gates for Trump Supporters at the Capitol

As right-wing mobs stormed the U.S. Capitol this evening, Capitol Hill police stood idly by, moving barricades to let them in and taking selfies with members of the mob.

Sou Mi

January 6, 2021

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.

Sou Mi

December 9, 2020

Over 300,000 Farmers Have Begun an Indefinite Siege on India’s Capital

In a powerful rebuke to Narendra Modi’s three pro-capitalist agricultural laws, hundreds of thousands of farmers have traveled from across India for protests in New Delhi and blockaded its main arteries.

Sou Mi

December 1, 2020

NYPD Continues to Harass Black Lives Matter Activist in Tense Standoff in Midtown

Since early this morning, the NYPD have been surrounding the house of a Black Lives Matter activist, attempting to take him into custody without a warrant. The protester, an organizer with Warriors in the Garden, has been resisting this intimidation and streaming the incident live on social media.

Sou Mi

August 7, 2020

For a United Front Against Racism

The current uprising against police terror is winning important concessions. But to beat racism, the working class will need to come to the fore. Workers need to mobilize around a unified set of demands and coordinate a national struggle with the radical masses, using working class methods.

Sou Mi

June 23, 2020