Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg

Trump’s new Medicaid rule prohibits automatic payment of union dues. (Photo: Peoples Dispatch) If you follow the news it must seem like joining a union is a step outside the norms of U.S. law. Afterall, the media is full of stories about how big companies like Starbucks and Amazon threaten their pro-union workers with dismissal, spy onContinue reading “Labor law failings, workplace organizing challenges, and possibilities for union renewal / by Martin Hart-Landsberg”

In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad

Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020. Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast socialContinue reading “In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad”

Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau

Economic conditions had first transformed the mass of the people of the country into workers. The combination of capital has created for this mass a common situation, common interests. This mass is thus already a class as against capital, but not yet for itself. In the struggle… this mass becomes united, and constitutes itself asContinue reading “Amazon Labor Union and the awakening of the American working class / by Julien Arseneau”

Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis

Climate March Vancouver | Photo: greeneconomycoalition.org/Flickr The aspiration to “build a new world within the shell of the old” has a long history. It is typically associated with the traditions of cooperativism and anarchism. But it is also part of the socialist/communist tradition, as articulated by Marx himself. Marx characterized communist society, in Capital, as theContinue reading “Commentary: Toward building a “New World” / by Victor Wallis”

Opinion: Restoring fairness for the Wabanaki requires Congressional action, too / by Garrett Martin

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe, Penobscot Nation, and Mi’kmaq Nation are recognized under federal law. But unlike the 570 other federally recognized tribes, these four tribes in Maine – collectively known as the Wabanaki nations – are unfairly excluded from the very laws and programs Congress creates to benefit Indigenous peoples. ContraryContinue reading “Opinion: Restoring fairness for the Wabanaki requires Congressional action, too / by Garrett Martin”

“One less traitor”: Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition / by Max Blumenthal

Above: The torture of left-wing activist Alexander Matjuschenko on March 3 in Dnipro, recorded by Azov members. Below: President Volodymyr Zelensky poses during a media engagement. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has framed his country’s war against Russia as a battle for democracy itself. In a carefully choreographed address to U.S. Congress on March 16, Zelensky stated,Continue reading ““One less traitor”: Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition / by Max Blumenthal”

The United States is Exceptional, Just Not in the Ways Any of Us Should Want / by Aviva Chomsky

Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism | Credit: TRANSCEND Media Service Three years after the end of World War II, diplomat George Kennan outlined the challenges the country faced this way: We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envyContinue reading “The United States is Exceptional, Just Not in the Ways Any of Us Should Want / by Aviva Chomsky”

Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar

NewsClick (@newsclickin) | Twitter Earth’s ice caps are simmering in a bad spell of heat, with temperatures reaching unprecedented extremes in both the poles. Currently, some parts of Antarctica have been reported to witness swelling in temperature that is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than the usual average. Similarly, in the north, areas ofContinue reading “Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar”