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What the Fourth of July Means to a (Wage) Slave

Today we aren’t slaves but we still aren’t free. Oppression still remains daily reality.

Left Voice

July 4, 2015

Cuba-US relations: Embassies, Flags and Big Business

Cuba and the US agreed on the formal restoration of full diplomatic relations and also announced the reopening of embassies in both countries at the end of the month.

Celeste Murillo

July 2, 2015

New York Nurses’ Union Settlement Deters Strike

The New York State Nurses’ Association (NYSNA) has shaken hands temporarily with the NYC Hospital Alliance, curtailing a city-wide strike authorized almost a month ago by union members. The Hospital Alliance runs four of New York City’s largest privately-run hospitals, including Montefiore Medical Center, St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai, and New York-Presbyterian, employing upwards of 8,500 nurses.

Tre Kwon

June 30, 2015

Donald Trump: the wall of racial hatred

Like a bad imitation of Pinky and the Brain, who every night says "Let's try to take over the world", Trump announced he is seeking the Republican party's nomination for the upcoming presidential race.

Bárbara Funes

June 25, 2015

The Charleston Massacre and the Uses of White Supremacy

The cold-blooded murder of nine black women and men in a Charleston church by the white supremacist Dylann Roof was one of the most horrific single acts of racist violence carried out in the U.S. in the past century.

Robert Belano

June 25, 2015

Activism in Baltimore in conversation with MadyGraf Workers

The workers of the MadyGraf factory recently gave a live video presentation for the public at Red Emma’s Coffee Shop. During the event, a fruitful exchange took place between the Buenos Aires-based workers and the Baltimore audience.

Juan C

June 23, 2015

The Struggle for Justice in Cleveland Continues

Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Timothy Russell, and Malissa Williams, alongside countless others are the names currently on the minds of activists, students, and community members in Cleveland. Their fight against the abuses by the Cleveland Division of Police places them on one of the key fronts of a nationwide fight for justice.

Patrick Mahoney

June 16, 2015

LA union bureaucracy pushes for a worse deal for its union members

For the past several years, the fast food workers’ fight for a $15 minimum wage has expanded.

Julia Wallace

June 8, 2015

Let’s face it: Sanders is no alternative

Ph: AFGE Many left groups and activists have embraced Bernie Sander’s presidential bid with unmeasured enthusiasm. At the same time, the extensive debate that has emerged among leftists (see here and here falls short of addressing the real point of discussion. There is a need to rethink the use of parliamentarism and electoral politics from […]

Juan C

June 4, 2015