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Labor Movement

Towards a General Strike? Massive Brazilian Work Stoppages on March 15

On the afternoon on March 15th, all major Brazilian cities were shaken by major protests against proposed cuts to retirement benefits and a loosening of labor regulations. The day began with workers from various sectors, namely transit workers and teachers, uniting in a massive work stoppage around the country.

Victor Mariutti

March 17, 2017

Argentina: Massive Teacher’s March on Eighth Day of Strike

The teachers' strikes were sparked after unions and local governments failed to reach an agreement on salary negotiations. Each year, teachers’ salaries are renegotiated, allowing their income to match inflation.

Sara Jayne

March 17, 2017

Maquila Workers Against Femicide and Exploitation

The conditions of the Mexican working class are a product of the United States’ imperialist relationship with Mexico which has been perpetuated by both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.

Ximena Goldman

March 7, 2017

Zanon expropriated: An unforgettable day!

Workers’ self-management at Zanon ceramic tile factory is nearing its 15-year milestone of struggle and production.

Titin Moreira

March 3, 2017

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT has seen the union’s right to represent its own members targeted and Swedish labor laws ignored by the company. APMT is now threatening to lay off as many as one hundred dockworkers.

Sean Robertson

February 23, 2017

Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats

The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), or Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet (HAMN) in Swedish, has been shaped by decades of rank and file dockworkers’ rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international solidarity.

Sean Robertson

February 22, 2017

Workers Against Trump

Class struggle is, as it has always been, the main source of conflict in our society. A month into Trump’s presidency, we need to fight from a working-class perspective.

Juan C

February 20, 2017

General Strike: How the Working Class Takes Control

Since the Women’s March brought millions into the streets the Saturday after inauguration, there has been a rising clamor on social media for a ‘general strike’ against the Trump administration.

Jack Rusk

February 9, 2017

Towards a New Socialist Party

Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk argue that steps should be taken towards forming a new socialist party, given the opportunity of the present moment, which will grow out of real struggles of the working class.

Hart Eagleburger

January 25, 2017