Trans Rights Are Human Rights Are Workers’ Rights – Jessie Nelson’s Victory / by Haseena Manek

Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine on July 20, 2022 In 2019, Jessie Nelson was fired from their job as a server in a restaurant on BC’s sunshine coast. Two years later, in September 2021, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) ordered their employer to pay Nelson $30,000 in damages for injury to dignity.Continue reading “Trans Rights Are Human Rights Are Workers’ Rights – Jessie Nelson’s Victory / by Haseena Manek”

The Plum / by Ilka Oliva Corado

Chronicle of an indigenous undocumented immigrant in the United States. Guillermina leaves the grocery bags on the table and hurriedly takes out a plum, washes it and takes a bite. The juice drips from the corner of her lips. She closes her eyes and savors its sweetness slowly. She is grateful for the hands thatContinue reading “The Plum / by Ilka Oliva Corado”

Don’t Forget Comrade Simón Trinidad / by “Agamemnon” (Nelson Lombana Silva)

Simón Trinidad Originally Published: Nelson Lombana Silva: No olvidar al camarada Simón Trinidad, July 13, 2022 With the brilliant triumph of the Historical Pact, Colombia is seeing promising developments, full of hope and expectation. These should be strengthening our spirit of solidarity towards all those political fighters stuffed into the hellholes of imperialism. They have toContinue reading “Don’t Forget Comrade Simón Trinidad / by “Agamemnon” (Nelson Lombana Silva)”

Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace

Riot police cordon area after people crossed fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco (J Bernardo/AP) Video images captured the horrific actions of Moroccan security forces armed and trained by the United States through the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and working on behalf of the Spanish government, systematically beating and slaughtering African migrantsContinue reading “Massacre of African migrants by U.S.- backed Moroccan armed forces condemned / by Black Alliance for Peace”

Indian boarding schools report details horror of Indigenous dispossession and genocide in U.S. / by Albert Bender

A photograph archived at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque shows a group of Indigenous students forced to attend Ramona Industrial School in Santa Fe in the late 19th century. | Susan Montoya Bryan / AP The recent Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report has garnered mixed responses, ranging from being characterized asContinue reading “Indian boarding schools report details horror of Indigenous dispossession and genocide in U.S. / by Albert Bender”

Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri

A mandi woman in Adivasi day. (Photo: Biplob Rahman / Wikimedia Commons) On May 17, 2021 three unarmed adivasi (aboriginal) protesters were killed by Indian police near the village of Silger, in the central Indian forests in the State of Chhattisgarh. They were protesting the building of a fortified camp by the Central Reserve PoliceContinue reading “Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri”

Abortion in Cuba vs U.S. shows which country is truly democratic / by Calla Walsh

A May Day 2022 rally in La Habana, Cuba When I connected to wifi for the first time in five days, a notification appeared on my phone announcing that the U.S. Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal decision that makes access to abortion a legal right. Like mostContinue reading “Abortion in Cuba vs U.S. shows which country is truly democratic / by Calla Walsh”

Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck

Alison Whitney, 84, of South Paris holds a protest sign while sitting in a lawn chair at Canal Plaza in Portland on Saturday | Ben McCanna/ Staff Photographer, PPH About 200 demonstrate outside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ office downtown, and many want Roe v. Wade to be codified under federal law. A crowd of aboutContinue reading “Maine News: Crowd Rallies in Portland for Abortion Rights, Calls Out Collins / by Bonnie Washuck”

“We are trying to transform society”: a socialist perspective on the abortion rights struggle / by Natalia Marques

Garcia speaking at a demonstration for abortion rights in New York City, shortly after the draft decision was leaked – Photo: PSL On the night of May 3, a US Supreme Court draft decision regarding the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was leaked to the press. As per the draft, penned by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the SupremeContinue reading ““We are trying to transform society”: a socialist perspective on the abortion rights struggle / by Natalia Marques”

Right-wing Supreme Court targets women with Roe v. Wade reversal / John Wojcik

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, early Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. | Alex Brandon / AP The SupremeContinue reading “Right-wing Supreme Court targets women with Roe v. Wade reversal / John Wojcik”