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Canadian Land Defenders Continue Struggle Against Illegal Developments

The long struggle of land defenders from Six Nations has entered a critical phase in the legal battle with a real estate development company building illegally on their land. The history of this recent struggle contains many important lessons for socialists and labor activists across the continent, especially working class solidarity with such movements.

Matthew Walters

September 30, 2022

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.

Shain Slepian

September 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 Leigh

September 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 Roberts

September 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 penguin

September 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.

Bella

August 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 Werst

August 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 Doreste

July 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 Kain

July 23, 2022