Votes still being counted as Trump falsely claims victory, by John Wojcik

Original: https://peoplesworld.org/article/votes-still-being-counted-as-trump-falsely-claims-victory/ President Trump is falsely claiming victory in his race for re-election even as Democratic candidate Joe Biden is pulling ahead in several of the key states not yet fully counted. Trump, at a mini-rally at the White House early this morning, with no authority to do so, demanded a halt to the countingContinue reading “Votes still being counted as Trump falsely claims victory, by John Wojcik”

Celebrations in Plaza Dignidad: Thousands celebrate the referendum result in Chile

In a landslide victory, the people of Chile have decided to rewrite the Pinochet-era constitution. From https://progressive.international/wire/2020-10-26-celebrations-in-plaza-dignidad-thousands-celebrate-the-referendum-result-in-chile/en and elciudadano.com There is a joyful atmosphere at the Plaza Dignidad as thousands gather to celebrate the results of the referendum, with the word renace (“reborn”) projected onto the Telefónica Tower. In addition to the fireworks and celebratoryContinue reading “Celebrations in Plaza Dignidad: Thousands celebrate the referendum result in Chile”

Editorial 10/27/2020

Lisa Savage is an Independent Green candidate for U.S. Senate. “In a U.S. Senate campaign with unprecedented spending by millionaire candidates and their wealthy sponsors, health care has been a hot topic. The Oct. 15 debate sponsored by Maine Public featured a lengthy exchange between the two corporate-party candidates criticizing each other for both healthContinue reading “Editorial 10/27/2020”

Labor Voices: Union Members in Berkshires Vow to Strike if Trump Interferes with Election Outcome by Larry Parnass

Women rivet heaters and passers at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, May 29, 1919. Photo: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Museum. From https://portside.org/2020-10-24/union-members-berkshires-vow-strike-if-trump-interferes-election-outcome PITTSFIELD, MA — A labor group with members in Berkshire County is pledging to take nonviolent action to defend the democratic process, “if Donald Trump and his GOP enablers attempt to obstruct, subvert,Continue reading “Labor Voices: Union Members in Berkshires Vow to Strike if Trump Interferes with Election Outcome by Larry Parnass”

Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election, by Mike Elk at Portside

Rochester AFL-CIO President Dan Maloney leading a picket line as president of UAW Local 1097 during the GM strike in September of 2019 (Zach D. Roberts) From: https://portside.org/2020-10-21/rochester-afl-cio-calls-general-strike-if-trump-steals-election This week, the 70,000 member Rochester AFL-CIO Labor Council became the first regional AFL-CIO body in the United States to call for a General Strike if Trump doesContinue reading “Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election, by Mike Elk at Portside”

Normal is gone—where do we go from here? by Grace from MR Online

From https://mronline.org/2020/10/16/normal-is-gone-where-do-we-go-from-here/ Posted Oct 16, 2020 by Grace It is Sunday, August 30, 2020, 1:57 a.m. I am sitting in my dorm room, knowing I will have to start training myself to wake up for my 8:30 a.m. class on Monday, yet completely restless. I reflect on the state of our country, the state ofContinue reading “Normal is gone—where do we go from here? by Grace from MR Online”

Medical Doctors Seek Social and Political Solutions for COVID 19 Crisis, W. T. Whitney Jr.

By W. T. Whitney Jr. It didn’t seem to fit. The website of the Colombian Communist Party on October 5 published an article in which author Félix León Martínez MD recharacterizes a disease. Martínez quotes extensively from an editorial appearing in the famous British medical journal Lancet. There, editor Richard Horton MD claims that COVIDContinue reading “Medical Doctors Seek Social and Political Solutions for COVID 19 Crisis, W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Luis Arce, center, Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, and running mate David Choquehuanca, second right, celebrate during a press conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Early results indicate Bolivian voters massively rejected the right-wing policies of the government that tookContinue reading “Socialists win big in Bolivia; Morales expected to return from exile by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Labor Voices: A VISION OF TRUE DEMOCRACY — ORGANIZING THE VAST MAJORITY TO TAKE COLLECTIVE CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES by E. Martin Schotz, MD

I am writing for anyone who is concerned about the lack of a serious worldwide approach to climate chaos, anyone who is concerned about racism, poverty, patriarchy, violence, poor health of so many, anyone who is concerned about peace — anyone who wants to participate in and see political change on these issues. The greatContinue reading “Labor Voices: A VISION OF TRUE DEMOCRACY — ORGANIZING THE VAST MAJORITY TO TAKE COLLECTIVE CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES by E. Martin Schotz, MD”

Where the Idea of “Race” Came From

By Adolph Reed Jr. The following is an edited version of the author’s talk at a “Labor Solidarity Day” rally in South Paris, Maine, on September 11,1999. The question of how the fight for racial equality can be incorporated into labor’s struggle has long vexed our movement — the labor movement, the left, the socialContinue reading “Where the Idea of “Race” Came From”