May Day: Made in the U.S.A. / by Milton Howard

This 1886 engraving was the most widely reproduced image of the Haymarket massacre. It shows Methodist pastor Samuel Fielden speaking, the bomb exploding, and the riot beginning simultaneously; in reality, Fielden had finished speaking before the explosion. | Chicago Historical Society Download and print a PDF of this article for easy distribution at May DayContinue reading “May Day: Made in the U.S.A. / by Milton Howard”

Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller

Posting May Day | MR Online May Day is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day. It is celebrated in over one hundred countries to highlight workers’ struggles and triumphs. Though the movement celebrating May Day originated in the United States, it is not a recognized holiday there. May Day commemorates the mass protestsContinue reading “Posting May Day – The Story of International Workers’ Day Through Trade Union Posters / by Lorna Miller”

Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis

Climate March Vancouver | Photo: greeneconomycoalition.org/Flickr The aspiration to “build a new world within the shell of the old” has a long history. It is typically associated with the traditions of cooperativism and anarchism. But it is also part of the socialist/communist tradition, as articulated by Marx himself. Marx characterized communist society, in Capital, as theContinue reading “Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis”

Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh

AIM Wounded Knee Occupation solidarity poster (Detail), 1973. “The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein for ever.” – Psalms 37:29 The international worker’s day must become a day to protect the earth, its air, and waters. We are co-creators. War is a means of conquering at home, Tom Paine said in Rights of Man.Continue reading “Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh”

The Amazon Labor Union Victory, Lessons for All Workers / By Ed Grystar

Amazon Workers in Staten Island, NY Vote to Unionize in Historic First | Democracy Now! In one of the most remarkable labor organizing victories in decades, the Amazon workers in Staten Island voted to unionize with the independent Amazon Labor Union (ALU). This is the first organizing victory for any union at any of Amazon’sContinue reading “The Amazon Labor Union Victory, Lessons for All Workers / By Ed Grystar”

Opinion: Does the peace movement still need to oppose NATO? / by John Wojcik

Peace activists in the UK demonstrate against expanding NATO. | Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament NATO, the international arm of the Pentagon, is in the news much these days because of its role in the war in Ukraine. For now, millions in the U.S. see it as charting a path that can end that war andContinue reading “Opinion: Does the peace movement still need to oppose NATO? / by John Wojcik”

Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels

If the Pew Research Center polling is to be believed, a remarkable– perhaps unprecedented– change in US attitudes occurred between January and the end of March. In January, forty-nine percent of the US population thought that Russia was a mere competitor to the US. Another seven percent saw Russia as a partner. Today, seventy percent see RussiaContinue reading “Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels”

Maine News: ‘We are unified’: Maine Med nurses, supporters rally for fair union contract / by Evan Popp

Image credit: WMTW Hundreds rallied in solidarity with nurses at Maine Medical Center on Wednesday morning, braving a steady rain to urge management at the state’s largest hospital to agree to adequate staffing levels, competitive benefits and wages, and other policies to improve working conditions and patient safety within nurses’ first union contract, which isContinue reading “Maine News: ‘We are unified’: Maine Med nurses, supporters rally for fair union contract / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: Wabanaki vow to continue larger sovereignty push amid Mills’ opposition to historic bill / Evan Popp

Supporters of tribal sovereignty at the State House last month | Via Wabanaki Alliance  After opposition from Gov. Janet Mills halted progress on a bill that would reinforce Wabanaki sovereignty and reset a relationship with the state that the tribes argue is fraught with paternalism, Wabanaki leaders say they will continue the push to beContinue reading “Maine News: Wabanaki vow to continue larger sovereignty push amid Mills’ opposition to historic bill / Evan Popp”

Civilian Deaths Beyond Bucha / by Nick Turse

Victims of the Narang night raid that killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, including eight schoolchildren. Photo: RAWA–CC BY 3.0 Madogaz Musa Abdullah still remembers the phone call. But what came next was a blur. He drove for hours, deep into the Libyan desert, speeding toward the border with Algeria. His mind buckled, his thoughtsContinue reading “Civilian Deaths Beyond Bucha / by Nick Turse”