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Biden’s Budget Is a Massive Increase in Military Spending

President Biden has released his federal budget amid mounting political and economic crises. It would massively increase defense and police spending, making life worse for the working class at home and abroad.

Maryam Alaniz

March 29, 2022

Cop Who Killed Movie-Goer for Throwing Popcorn at Him Acquitted

Eight years later, a cop who shot an unarmed person in a movie theater has been given a free pass.

Daniel Werst

March 24, 2022

An Open Letter to Minneapolis Teachers From a Black Educator

A first year NYC educator shares their admiration for the fight put forward by the Minneapolis Public School teachers and their determination to win.

Carmin Maffea

March 24, 2022

The Abortion Restriction Domino Effect: Oklahoma Advances Near-Total Abortion Ban

Following Texas's example, a wave of new copycat bills restricting abortion access is already taking a serious toll on the health and wellbeing of pregnant people across the country.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 23, 2022

Disney Workers Walk Out To Protest Complicity in “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Disney workers are staging walkouts to protest the company’s refusal to condemn Florida’s recently-passed anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Ezra Brain

March 22, 2022

Seize the Assets of Russian Oligarchs — And of U.S. Oligarchs Too

Russian billionaires own big swathes of New York City and London. Politicians are saying these mansions and penthouses should be seized. A great idea — but why only apply it to Russian billionaires?

Nathaniel Flakin

March 21, 2022

No Money for Educators, but Minnesota Funds the Police

On Tuesday, March 8, Minneapolis education workers went on strike for living wages, smaller class sizes, and hiring teachers of color. While they have been told consistently that there isn’t enough money to pay educational support workers higher wages, the police budget continues to balloon.

Daniel Alfonso

March 13, 2022

Rising Gas Prices Slam Workers Across the United States: Is There a Solution?

The working class is bearing the brunt of rising oil prices — and not only at the gas pump. All signs point to gasoline continuing to cost more and more. It’s not just about Russian oil and the invasion of Ukraine. It’s how capitalism works to enrich the few at the expense of the world’s masses.

Scott Cooper

March 12, 2022

Minneapolis Teachers Strike for Smaller Class Sizes, More Counselors and Higher Wages

Minneapolis teachers went out on strike this morning. They are demanding increased wages, smaller class sizes, mental health support for students, and support and retention of BIPOC teachers.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 8, 2022