BLM Protesters Dropped the Mic, Now Let’s Drop the Illusions
Black Lives Matter has carried out several disruptions. The BLM’s dialogue with candidates of the Democratic Party raises the question of what kind of movement we need.
Julia WallaceAugust 29, 2015
Rhetoric vs Reality in Obama’s Prison Reform
Since July, Obama has made a series of declarations about the need to reform the U.S. prison system. But given his record on incarceration over the past six-and-a-half years, what change can we expect the president to offer now to the 2.2 million people locked up across the country?
Robert BelanoAugust 25, 2015
“Labor Needs to Get its Own House in Order Around Race”
In this interview, economist and labor educator Michael Yates* talks about the crisis of the labor movement, its relationship with the anti-racist movement, FightFor15 and much more.
Michael D YatesAugust 12, 2015
The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialogue?
The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left groups are part of the debate.
Celeste MurilloAugust 11, 2015
Cleveland Debate Kicks Off Republican Primaries
Photo: cleveland.com Candidates for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination faced off at the first debate of the primary season this Thursday evening at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The top ten highest polling candidates from a pool of seventeen debated various subjects, including women’s rights, immigration, foreign policy, government surveillance, and the future […]
Ivan MatewanAugust 7, 2015
No Place for Cops in Our Unions
Last week, Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations. This call offers a way in which workers can take up the fight against police brutality at their jobs, and put pressure on their unions to sign on to this demand.
Julia WallaceAugust 7, 2015
Obama’s Clean Power Plan Leaves Main Polluters Off the Hook
Amidst cheers for Obama's supposedly bold climate protection plan, critiques from some environmentalist groups arise. The new show of commitment to reduce green house emissions covers up the ongoing permissive policies toward fracking and the oil industry.
Juan CAugust 5, 2015
Statistically, there’s a mass shooting every day in the US
According to the Washington Post, there have been 204 mass shootings since the year began. Statistically, that’s one for each day of the year so far.
Óscar FernándezAugust 4, 2015
Keys of the nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran
The re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran, interrupted since the 1979 revolution, is making the geopolitical structure that dominated the Middle East for almost four decades, creak.
Claudia CinattiJuly 31, 2015