Aftershock: How a Racist System Turns Childbirth into a Death Sentence
Aftershock exposes the disastrous effects of the for-profit medical industry on Black pregnant people and a capitalist system that puts profit before human lives — whether they desire to become parents or not.
Shane SlepianSeptember 16, 2022
Starbucks Workers: Invest in Solidarity, Not Profits!
At the heart of the Starbucks corporation in Seattle, workers for the company protested work conditions and the retaliation which has become standard practice at stores with union campaigns.
Steve LeighSeptember 14, 2022
Life Expectancy and Human Development in the 21st Century
If we accept that life expectancy is a good measure of human development, the latest data are revealing about capitalist societies in the 21st century. Life expectancy fell in the US in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat, mainly due to COVID-19 deaths.
Michael RobertsSeptember 13, 2022
Workers Speak Out as UPS Continues Retaliation against Union Activists
Around 100 UPS Teamsters, activists from other unions, and community supporters rallied Thursday morning outside UPS’s Metro Queens facility to demand the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York State.
bit penguinSeptember 5, 2022
Technology and the State in a Post-Roe America
Since the fall of Roe v. Wade in late June of this year, fears have begun to spread about what a post-Roe world will look like for people who can get pregnant in the United States. The trial of a mother and her 17-year old daughter based on Facebook messages discussing the daughter's abortion shows that some of these fears are starting to be realized.
BellaAugust 29, 2022
Biden’s NLRB Forces Alabama Coal Miners to Pay $13 Million in Damages for Strike
The NLRB is imposing a $13 million fine on the UMWA coal miners’ union over a protracted strike in central Alabama. Not just a fine, in fact, but monetary restitution to the company that the strikers are fighting. What explains this profoundly anti-labor decision?
Daniel WerstAugust 18, 2022
“LUMA Out!”: Puerto Ricans Demand the Cancellation of Private Energy Company Contract
Protesters in Puerto Rico are demanding the cancellation of the contract with LUMA Energy amid seven consecutive electricity price rises and increasing blackouts.
Raura DoresteJuly 27, 2022
As Europe Burns, Biden Puts Profits over the Climate
As the global working class combats the deadly climate crisis, Biden and Democrats offer little except loyalty to capital and the U.S. war machine.
David KainJuly 23, 2022
International Students in Ontario Are Fighting Wage Theft — and Winning
In Brampton, Ontario, a small team of young organizers has begun taking on the businesses that exploit them, one case at a time.
Caitlyn ClarkJuly 22, 2022
HarperCollins Workers Go On Strike Because “Passion Doesn’t Pay the Rent”
Yesterday, workers at the “Big Four” publisher HarperCollins went on a one-day strike, protesting the company’s refusal to agree to a fair contract.
Emily JanakiramJuly 21, 2022