Black August And Black Liberation: ‘Study, Fast, Train, Fight.’

By BAP National Coordinating Committee, Black Agenda Report. -

Each August since 1979, the surviving sectors of the Black Liberation Movement, our supporters, and the new entrants into the ranks of resistors to the ongoing oppression against the [...]

Nuclear War Can Be Stopped Before It Begins

By Marina Martinez, Waging Nonviolence. -

Nuclear weapons have been posing a threat to humanity for 75 years — ever since the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. These days, our focus is understandably on the [...]

‘We Are On The Cusp Of Something Great’

Since the nation erupted after the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, Black organizers and community members have been working around the clock to channel mass protests into tangible [...]

Child Care Workers Now Have A Huge New Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

A 17-year organizing campaign in California culminated this week in the successful unionization of 45,000 child care providers—the largest single union election America has seen in years. The [...]

Korean Americans For Black Lives

By Lisa Kwon, LA Taco. -

Liberty Park is one of the very few public green spaces left in Koreatown; the choice for ‘Ktown for Black Lives’ to meet here is intentional.  Organized by the neighborhood’s activists and [...]

It’s Time For A New Labor Movement In The Performing Arts

By Josh Loar, Current Affairs. -

I'll never forget the time I 128 hours—without overtime. There are, of course, only 168 hours in a week, and by the time you have worked your 128th, you no longer have professional standards, [...]

Strikes Are An Option To Force Schools To Reopen Safely

By Madeline Will, Education Week Teacher. -

The executive council of the American Federation of Teachers has voted to pursue various tactics—including strikes—to keep schools from reopening for in-person instruction without proper safety [...]

Poultry And Prisons: Toward A General Strike For Abolition

By Carrie Freshour, Black Agenda Report. -

On April 28, 2020, Donald Trump utilized the Defense Production Act to keep meat-processing plants open. As of this writing, twenty-two plants have closed, if only temporarily, after large [...]

The Fight For Black Power Requires The Immediate Release Of All Political Prisoners!

By the Black Is Back Coalition. -

The month of August is recognized as “Black August” by many militants associated with the prison movement. This is due in part to the impact of George Jackson, imprisoned revolutionary and Field [...]

New Tech Labor Movement Unites Office And Gig Workers

By Tyler Sonnemaker and Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. -

The recent wave of employee activism and organizing efforts represents a widening rift between the industry's rank-and-file employees and its executives. For the first time, developers and [...]

The Post Office Belongs To The Public

By Mark Dimondstein and Richard Koritz, In These Times. -

On June 15, Louis DeJoy of Greensboro, N.C., began his new job as Postmaster General of the United States. We are postal worker union activists who also hail from Greensboro (and are now [...]

Trade Unionists Back Campaign To Free Assange

By Don't Extradite Assange. -

In Birmingham, Plymouth, and Newcastle trades councils have voted to join the campaign to halt the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States where he could face 175 [...]

‘Attempted Murder Of Your Post Office’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Postal workers and their allies in Congress are vowing to fight back after the new head of the U.S. Postal Service—a major donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party—moved this week [...]

Why Workers Need A Voice On The Job Now More Than Ever

By Sharon Block and Benjamin Sachs, On Labor. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred multiple crises in our country including a public health crisis and an economic one.  The need to protect the health of Americans and the need to protect their [...]

Today’s Revolution Includes Kale, Medical Care And Help With Rent

By Rinku Sen, ZocaloPublicSquare.org. -

In recent months, members of progressive direct-action organizations have developed new systems for checking on their neighbors, dropping off food and medicine, providing protective personal [...]