May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs, by Tom Whitney

(Source: Labor Standard, Vol1, No3, 1999) (Image Credit: Stock Montage/Getty Images) Jose Marti, author of “A Terrible Drama”, which is cited in the present article, lived in exile in the United States for 15 years until 1895. Having organized Cuban rebel forces fighting in Cuba’s Second War for Independence, Marti died in battle early inContinue reading “May Day and the Haymarket Martyrs, by Tom Whitney”

‘Lighting a fuse’: Amazon vote could spark more union pushes by Joseph Pisani and Bill Barrow from ‘People’s World’

What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, could have major implications not just for the country’s second-largest employer but the labor movement at large. Organizers are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers there to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on the promise it will lead to better working conditions, better pay,Continue reading “‘Lighting a fuse’: Amazon vote could spark more union pushes by Joseph Pisani and Bill Barrow from ‘People’s World’”

American fascism is a deadly threat – it must be confronted now, by Paul Mason

The US could yet fall apart under the strain of its structural racism and the dysfunctionality of its capitalism. NewStatesman, 13 January 2021 Like grease from an old stove, the Nazis of the US are suddenly getting scoured off social media. Donald Trump’s Twitter account is gone. Parler has been scrubbed from the Amazon servers.  We can beContinue reading “American fascism is a deadly threat – it must be confronted now, by Paul Mason”

Shortage of Black Physicians Is Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination, by Tom Whitney

1108 words “Nobody wants to be an emergency at Harlem Hospital but if the Negro surgeon is visiting, pride cuts down the pain.”  Author Toni Morrison was alluding to the scarcity of Black physicians in 1926 (Jazz, 1992). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took similar note almost 100 years later. The basketball legend pointed out that, “Black babiesContinue reading “Shortage of Black Physicians Is Legacy of Racism and Class-Based Discrimination, by Tom Whitney”

Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable

By W. T. Whitney Jr. It’s true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don’t matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; too many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and the people left to die. Post-Civil WarContinue reading “Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable”

Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women

By W. T. Whitney Jr.  Source: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/remembering-claudia-jones-communist-leader-who-spoke-for-black-women/ December 24 marks the death in 1964 of Claudia Jones. A member of the U.S. Communist Party’s National Committee and executive secretary for its Women’s Commission, Jones died in England, nine years after her deportation there. We recall her life and contributions. Her analysis of black women’s oppressionContinue reading “Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women”

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”

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”