#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.
Maria AurelioJanuary 5, 2022
As Inflation Rises, Workers Have Options for Struggle
As inflation courses through the U.S. economy, the ruling class is responding with higher interest rates and other steps aimed at keeping wages lower for the workers who bear the brunt of price hikes. What demands should workers raise to fight the latest capitalist attacks on our standard of living?
Scott CooperJanuary 5, 2022
Capitalist Bonanza: Share Buybacks Reached Record High in 2021
Share buybacks hit a record high in 2021, enriching investors and executives at the expense of the working class.
Otto ForsJanuary 4, 2022
“We’re Not All Here”: Why We Must Fight To Free Political Prisoners in 2022
As we enter 2022, many activists from BLM and other movements face years in prison. We must build a movement to demand their freedom, both to protect those specific people and to defend against state attacks on our movements in general.
Ezra BrainJanuary 2, 2022
“The CDC stands for Can’t Disrupt Capitalism” And Other Tweets That Capture the Moment
The internet has quite a lot to say about the new CDC guidelines for isolation. Here are some of our favorite tweets.
Left VoiceDecember 29, 2021
CDC Sides with Bosses Against Workers, Shortens Quarantine Time
CDC recommends shorter isolation times for people with COVID-19 despite increase in cases.
Cal BerryDecember 28, 2021
Ending the Pandemic Is Not an “Individual Responsibility”
The Biden administration’s “individual responsibility” directive to “get vaccinated and boosted” is failing. The focus on vaccination only, rather than systemic solutions, is a ruling-class tactic to deflect blame away from bourgeois politicians and the capitalist system that continually places profit over lives.
Mike PappasDecember 28, 2021
LAPD Murdered a 14-Year-Old Girl in a Dressing Room. Abolish the Police
The LAPD shot into a crowded Burlington Coat Factory in the late morning of December 23. They killed a 14 year old girl trying on dresses for her quinceañera and a man allegedly involved in an assault.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 24, 2021
NYPD Murders Black Man Having Mental Health Crisis
Eudes Pierre, a 26-year-old Black man having a mental health crisis, was murdered by two NYPD officers early Monday morning.
Molly RosenzweigDecember 23, 2021
Build Back Better Is Dead, Like All of Biden’s Promises
Build Back Better is dead at the hands of coal baron Joe Manchin. But this isn't just about Manchin — it's a about a Democratic Party that doesn't fight for working-class and oppressed people, and an undemocratic system that blocks even the smallest reforms.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 22, 2021