Migration in the Time of Biden and AMLO: Imperialism and the Border
18,000 migrant children detained in the United States in February. 170,000 Central Americans and Mexicans apprehended by border control in March. Behind these numbers, there are thousands of stories, marked by racism, xenophobia, and the outrage of different governments.
Pablo OprinariMay 8, 2021
Workers Sacrificed to Make PPE: 5,000 Contract COVID at World’s Largest Glove Manufacturer
Top Glove, a company that has made its owner a multi-billionaire, makes one quarter of the world’s latex gloves. It caused a huge coronavirus outbreak among its workers by not enabling social distancing and housing workers in overcrowded barracks.
Daniel WerstDecember 18, 2020
Immigrants Detained in Concentration Camps Go on Hunger Strike
Hunger strikes have become a common form of resistance and struggle in detention centers. Last week, detainees in Bakersfield, California went on a hunger strike to fight unsafe and deplorable conditions.
Elias KhouryJuly 16, 2020
As Fruit Worker Strikes Spread Across Washington State, Threats of Violence Emerge
For two weeks, fruit workers have been on strike for safer working conditions and hazard pay. The strike has gained momentum, with more and more workers joining the picket line. However, threats of violence have emerged as well, targeting this predominantly Latinx workforce.
Kimberly AnnMay 22, 2020
800 Workers at a Pork Plant Get Covid-19: The Company Is Responsible
Workers at the massive Smithfield pork plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are suffering one of the worst outbreaks of Covid-19 in the United States. Dangerous working conditions spread the disease. The company knew this but forced workers to keep producing with no regard for their safety.
Daniel WerstApril 28, 2020
Immigrant Meatpackers Fight Intimidation & Death Traps
As COVID-19 ravages communities across the U.S., many experts agree that meatpacking plants, where employees work shoulder-to-shoulder, are the next ground zero for the spread of COVID-19.
James Dennis HoffApril 25, 2020
Closing NYC Restaurants Will Keep People At Home, But How Will We Pay Rent?
As restaurants and bars close in New York and other states to combat the coronavirus crisis, many workers are left without the means to take care of themselves and those that depend on them. Here is one food industry worker's perspective.
Luigi MorrisMarch 18, 2020
“Mom, I’m too Tired to Walk”: Children of the Migrant Caravan
Over 1,000 children are part of the migrant exodus from Central America. What is their experience on the long and perilous journey?
Left VoiceNovember 16, 2018