[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney

The recent election campaign pitted one capitalist-oriented political party against another. But class conflict continued throughout, and working people did not fare well. The election period was show-time for U.S. racial antagonisms. The candidates of each party showed various reactions to racism.  Working-class voters filling the ranks of each one showed that they too wereContinue reading “[Editorial] The Elections Have Passed, and the US Working Class Lost Ground, by Tom Whitney”

[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”

US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney

December 1, 2020 For 50 years Colombian governments and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought a civil war; 200,000 lives were lost. After four years of negotiations, the two sides signed a peace agreement that took effect in November 2016.   Now the agreement is in trouble, mainly at the hands of rightwingContinue reading “US Plot Relying on Extradition Targets Peace in Colombia, by Tom Whitney”

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra

From gizmodo, 9/18/2020 Tom Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was watching his homeContinue reading “CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show, by Yessenia Funes and Drhuv Mehrotra”

The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India, by Maria Aurelio

From Left Voice On Thursday, some 200 million workers held a one day general strike in India. This massive day of action was called by 10 trade unions and over 250 farmers organizations and was accompanied by massive protests and a near total shutdown of some Indian states. According to the call put out byContinue reading “The Biggest General Strike in the World: Over 200 Million Workers and Farmers Paralyze India, by Maria Aurelio”

Destabilized by US Imperialism, Central America Now Faces Climate Catastrophes, by Giovanni Bats

From The Red Nation At the moment, Central America is suffering from the acceleration of climate change fueled natural disasters. On the heels of the recent Hurricane Eta and a raging pandemic, Hurricane Iota has hit the region, predominantly impacting Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and black communities. The situation has been made worse by violent and corruptContinue reading “Destabilized by US Imperialism, Central America Now Faces Climate Catastrophes, by Giovanni Bats”

Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups, by Lauren Kaori Gurley

From motherboard tech by vice Dozens of leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center reveal the company’s reliance on Pinkerton operatives to spy on warehouse workers and the extensive monitoring of labor unions, environmental activists, and other social movements. A trove of more than two dozen internal Amazon reports reveal in stark detail theContinue reading “Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups, by Lauren Kaori Gurley”

Amazon is Spying on You

From the Progressive International, 11.24.2020 Yesterday, shocking leaks revealed that Amazon has been spying on warehouse workers, environmental activists, social movements around the world. Why? Because CEO Jeff Bezos is scared of us — scared that we will come to collect on the debts that Amazon owes to its workers, to our societies, and the planet. Two weeks ago,Continue reading “Amazon is Spying on You”

The Farmers of Punjab vs. Modi’s Farm Bills [In Photos], by Rohit Lohia

Progressive International, 24.11.2020 Narendra Modi’s BJP is trying to neoliberalize India’s farming sector — the farmers of Punjab are fighting back. Farmers have launched sit-ins across the state, blocking railroads, toll plazas, and gas stations and shopping malls owned by billionaire businessmen Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, who, with their hands in big agribusiness, areContinue reading “The Farmers of Punjab vs. Modi’s Farm Bills [In Photos], by Rohit Lohia”

The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA, by Liz Theoharis

In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate. Still, truth be told, though the divisive tone of this moment may only be sharpening, division in the United States of America isContinue reading “The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA, by Liz Theoharis”