On Black Friday, workers of the world unite…against Amazon / by Mark Gruenberg

Garment workers in Bangladesh join the ‘Make Amazon Pay’ protests on Black Friday 2020. | @NazmaAkter73 for Sommilito Garment Sramik Federation / via IndustriALL WASHINGTON (PAI)—For at least the third year in a row, workers worldwide will mark “Black Friday,” this year on Nov. 25, with mass protests, this time against one of the mostContinue reading “On Black Friday, workers of the world unite…against Amazon / by Mark Gruenberg”

To defeat imperialism, build a movement for peace / by Joe Sims

The following remarks were presented by Joe Sims at the CPUSA International Conference 2022: Dismantling Imperialism in the 21st Century, Sept. 10, 2022 Good afternoon, comrades, And greetings to all and especially to our fraternal parties and those who have joined us from abroad. We’re glad to have you with us. We hope everyone isContinue reading “To defeat imperialism, build a movement for peace / by Joe Sims”

Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs

Labor organizers address striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, during the 1913–14 Colorado Coalfield War. (Wikimedia Commons) Originally published in Jacobin, https://jacobin.com/ Eugene Debs was famous for excoriating the barbarities of capitalism, including the right-wing notion of the “unworthy poor.” As Debs writes in the following 1915 article, republished here for the first time, everyContinue reading “Poverty Is Capitalism’s Great Crime / by Eugene Debs”

Migration as Sign of Climate-Change Impact in the Global South / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Source: The African Union Mission in Somalia U.S. government programs for migrants who crossed the U.S. southern border are punitive and disjointed. Left-leaning political groupings may criticize, but they too have fallen short in conceptualizing lives of dignity for migrants in the United States. Nor do they adequately take into account adverse circumstances weighing onContinue reading “Migration as Sign of Climate-Change Impact in the Global South / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

“Notes on Exterminism” for the Twenty-First-Century Ecology and Peace Movements / by John Bellamy Foster

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park | photo credit: nippon.com Originally published in Monthly Review In 1980, the great English historian and Marxist theorist E. P. Thompson, author of The Making of the English Working Class and leader of the European Nuclear Disarmament movement, wrote the pathbreaking essay “Notes on Exterminism, the Last Stage of Civilization.”1 Although the world hasContinue reading ““Notes on Exterminism” for the Twenty-First-Century Ecology and Peace Movements / by John Bellamy Foster”