May Day 2022: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

On the occasion of the International Workers’ Day 2022, the Secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) points out: “Long live the 18th World Trade Union Congress! The World Trade Union Federation, on the occasion of May Day 2022, salutes workers on all continents – all those whose work continues to drive theContinue reading “May Day 2022: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)”

Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh

AIM Wounded Knee Occupation solidarity poster (Detail), 1973. “The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell therein for ever.” – Psalms 37:29 The international worker’s day must become a day to protect the earth, its air, and waters. We are co-creators. War is a means of conquering at home, Tom Paine said in Rights of Man.Continue reading “Manoomin May Day / by Peter Linebaugh”

Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels

If the Pew Research Center polling is to be believed, a remarkable– perhaps unprecedented– change in US attitudes occurred between January and the end of March. In January, forty-nine percent of the US population thought that Russia was a mere competitor to the US. Another seven percent saw Russia as a partner. Today, seventy percent see RussiaContinue reading “Commentary: Truth Lost in the Muck / by Greg Godels”

Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims

Russia Beyond/Getty Images Lenin walks around the world. . .The sun sets like a scar,Between the darkness and the dawn,There rises a red star. —Langston Hughes The world is a better place because of V. I. Lenin. An outstanding 20th-century working-class leader and revolutionary, he helped change history. The revolution in St. Petersburg, which LeninContinue reading “Lenin’s legacy: Working class leadership in the fight for democracy / by Joe Sims”

Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel

The urgency of organizing against nuclear weaponry, much of it produced at the Livermore Labs in California, was one of the demands for peace at the annual Good Friday event, a virtual one this year. Above, Nagasaki, Japan, the last city to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. The bomb was dropped by the U.S.,Continue reading “Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel”

Who Is Working-Class, and Why It Matters / by Van Gosse

Featured image: Some occupational categories are defined largely by gender. Pictured here, nursing home workers on strike, 2012. , Photo from Dannell Malloy archive, CC BY 2.0 Throughout U.S. history, class has been bound up with other forms of oppression—so the disenfranchisement of Black men after Reconstruction decisively shifted class relations. any political analysts, includingContinue reading “Who Is Working-Class, and Why It Matters / by Van Gosse”

What we were unable to shout out to the world / A talk by David Rosenberg

Suppression of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Captured Jews escorted by the Waffen SS, 1943 HOLOCAUST memorial events enable us to acknowledge and remember who and what was lost to the world, and learn from individuals’ personal experience. The Nazis’ final solution attempted not only to wipe out a people, but erase a culture and civilisation —Continue reading “What we were unable to shout out to the world / A talk by David Rosenberg”

Global Food Giants Make a Killing As Ukraine War Fuels Shortage / NewsClick Report

Image Courtesy: NDTV Three more members of the super-rich Cargill family in the USA have joined the richest 500 people alive due to the rising food prices. James Cargill, Austen Cargill and Marianne Liebmann of the super-rich Cargill family in the United States (US) have joined the Bloomberg Billionaires list of the richest 500 people alive dueContinue reading “Global Food Giants Make a Killing As Ukraine War Fuels Shortage / NewsClick Report”

Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts

“Climate Change” by Riccardo Maria Mantero is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. As the ugly war in Ukraine drags on, with more lives lost and atrocities (apparently) committed, energy and food prices hit yet more highs. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN publishes a monthly global price index. The FAO Food PriceContinue reading “Climate change and wars / by Michael Roberts”

Maine News: Mana Abdi of Lewiston seeks Maine House seat / by Stephanie Harp

“I firmly believe that we all have the right to have a sense of belonging.”— Mana Abdi Mana Abdi can name three things that Lewiston needs – better housing, more education funding, and stronger pathways to economic mobility – and she’s running for the Maine House District 95 seat to pursue those goals.  Abdi wasContinue reading “Maine News: Mana Abdi of Lewiston seeks Maine House seat / by Stephanie Harp”