[Labor Voices] Loosening the Chains through Unity, by Brendan T. Burke

December 2, 2020 “Workers of the world, Unite!” That message of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels appearing in the Communist Manifesto in 1848 could not be more relevant at the present time to workers in Maine and the nation. Workers are re-discovering that by joining a union and uniting on the basis of working-class struggle,Continue reading “[Labor Voices] Loosening the Chains through Unity, by Brendan T. Burke”

Make Amazon Pay: Common Demands

Amazon is one of the most powerful corporations on the planet, headed by the world’s richest person, CEO Jeff Bezos. From makeamazonpay.com During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar corporation, with Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth. Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives asContinue reading “Make Amazon Pay: Common Demands”

Chart of The Day – Covid Unemployment – David Ruccio

By David Ruccio, Aug 11, 2020  Source : https://mronline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/chart-of-the-day-87.jpg To read the mainstream press, you’d think that the U.S. economy—especially the economy from the standpoint of workers—is on the mend. The New York Times is a good example: The American economy gained 1.8 million jobs last month, even as the coronavirus surged in many parts of the country and newly reintroducedContinue reading “Chart of The Day – Covid Unemployment – David Ruccio”

Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger

Originally By John Pilger, Aug 07, 2020  Source : https://mronline.org/2020/08/07/another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/ In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons–from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next. John Pilger, renownedContinue reading “Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger”

US Government Must Let Cubans Eat – W.T. Whitney Jr.

Food availability was the top concern of 21 percent of Cubans responding to a recent opinion survey. The U.S. economic blockade has promoted food shortages. In 1960 the idea of a blockade was appealing to the U.S. State Department because it would cause deprivation and suffering.  Those intentions resurfaced in 1992 with the so-called CubanContinue reading “US Government Must Let Cubans Eat – W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Fridamania – Valency Hastings

Originally posted on People’s World, July 27, 2007 Across the globe, celebrations and exhibitions are marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954). In recent years, her popularity has soared to that of cult-like status, in part due to the 2002 Hollywood movie about her life, starring Salma Hayek. InContinue reading “Fridamania – Valency Hastings”

Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg

Originally posted on People’s World on June 29, 2020 10:52 AM by Mark Gruenberg BATH, Maine—Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a parade of other prominent politicians are supporting the 4,300 Machinists Local S6 workers forced to strike by their bosses at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. “A job is about a lotContinue reading “Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg”

Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again – Joe Sims

Originally posted on People’s World June 9, 2020 10:58 AM CDT  BY Joe Sims With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump’s use of military force in D.C.’s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis. The pandemic,Continue reading “Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again – Joe Sims”

What about Unemployment Councils? – Proposal from Rosanna Cambron and Joe Sims, Co Chairpersons of CPUSA

May 13, 2010 We’re reaching out to comrades and friends all over the country to join in building a united campaign against unemployment. Until it’s safe to work we need income and when it’s safe we demand sustainable jobs with a Green New Deal! The time has come to organize unemployment councils that would bringContinue reading “What about Unemployment Councils? – Proposal from Rosanna Cambron and Joe Sims, Co Chairpersons of CPUSA”