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Class Struggle

The Shorter Workweek and a Revolutionary Program for Working Hours

Shortening the workweek has become an issue in the French presidential campaign. Workers there won a 35-hour standard in 2000, but the bosses circumvent the law. Many workers are now demanding a 32-hour workweek. While the French system differs that of the United States, the Marxist argument for reducing working time spelled out here — and how to win that demand — applies to workers everywhere.

Camille Münzer

December 6, 2021

Nabisco Workers Face Pay Cuts While the Company Doubles Its Profits

After working mandatory overtime during the pandemic, including 16-hour shifts and seven-day weeks, Nabisco workers in five states are striking in protest of their bosses’ attempts to cut their pay and healthcare, and divide their union.

Rose Lemlich

August 26, 2021

Protests Erupt Across Afghanistan in Defiance of Taliban Rule

For the past three days, Afghans in at least four cities have taken to the streets to resist the return of the Taliban in protests led by women and youth. Though the protests are small, they signal a way out of a crisis created by U.S. imperialism that does not rely on local or foreign foes.

Maryam Alaniz

August 20, 2021

Forced to Work 80 Hours a Week, Frito-Lay Factory Workers Are on Strike for Their Lives

As prices for basic consumer goods rise, corporations like PepsiCo, which owns Frito-Lay, are raking in billions while paying their employees poverty wages and investing almost nothing in additional production.

James Dennis Hoff

July 18, 2021

CUNY Students Turn Out in Support of Palestine

On Friday, May 28, students and allies demonstrated at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in solidarity with Palestine. This is just the latest manifestation of growing support for the Palestinian cause that has seen many rallies in NYC throughout the month.

Olivia Wood

May 30, 2021

Palestine Solidarity and Workplace Retaliation

The international working class solidarity movement with Palestine is facing a predictable backlash from the imperialist-friendly corporate sector. We must organize against this systemic retaliation and fight for a free Palestine.

Adnan Ahmed

May 29, 2021

Palestinian Women on the Front Line against Israel’s Occupation

"If we women don't resist this occupation, who will?" Amidst a pandemic and repression by the State of Israel, Palestinian women are also at the forefront of resisting colonization.

Emilia Louise

May 27, 2021

The Struggle Continues in Colombia

Colombia's wave of protests continues unabated. This is a first hand account from a comrade living in Colombia.

Millions of Palestinians Join General Strike and Mobilizations to Free Palestine

In defiance of Israel’s most recent onslaught on Palestine, workers and activists across Palestine and even in cities in Israel joined in a general strike and day of action to protest Israel’s occupation.

Left Voice

May 18, 2021