How Teacher Strikes Are Changing

By Madeline Will, -

When West Virginia teachers walked out of their classrooms last month and swarmed the state Capitol in protest, it almost felt like déjà vu. The two-day statewide strike was nearly a year to the [...]

Denver Teachers’ Strike Was A Rejection Of Education ‘Reform’

By Jeff Bryant, -

Former superintendent of Denver Public Schools Michael Bennet pushed privatization measures as well as changes to the ProComp teacher pay program. “I definitely drank the education reform [...]

Teachers Are ‘Ready To Fight,’ Says New Tennessee Coalition Inspired By Strikes In Other States

By Marta W. Aldrich and Laura Faith Kebede, -

Weary of standardized testing and underfunded schools, and alarmed by the prospect of education vouchers and charter expansion in Tennessee, a group of teacher leaders have organized a new [...]

A Year After The March, Gaza Organizer Explains Why The Protests Continue

By Chiara Cruciati, -

Salah Abdel Ati lived through the First Intifada as a young student and a leader of the student movement in Gaza. Now, in very different circumstances, he is one of the organizers of the protests [...]

‘Winds Of Change Are Blowing:’ 8,500 Walmart Employees Threaten To Strike

By Staff, -

More than 8,500 Walmart employees will strike in 10 states on March 20 if the company doesn’t meet their demands for a 20% pay increase as well as other benefits and better conditions. The mainly [...]

French Police To Join Yellow Vests After Realizing Government Is Extorting Them Too

By Matt Agorist, -

Police in France are being ripped off by their government who is refusing to pay them for policing the protests—now they are threatening to join the yellow vests. France — As the “gilets jaunes” [...]

Iran: Class Struggle And Neo-Liberal Capital Accumulation

By Minna Langeberg, -

February 25, 2019 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — Recent months have seen protests throughout Iran, by teachers, nurses, labourers, retirees, oil industry workers, bazaar [...]

Algeria: What’s Fuelling The Country’s Mass Protest Movement?

By Brahim Oumansour, -

President Bouteflika's decision to run for fifth term is only one cause of widespread public anger. Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth presidential term - despite his poor health [...]

Why Has Haiti Risen Up Once Again?

By Ashley Smith, -

The Haitian masses have mobilized a new wave of protest against the corrupt government of President Jovenel Moïse. It began with demonstrations last summer in July and August, re-emerged in [...]

Tosepan: Resistance And Renewal In Mexico

By Alex Jensen, -

Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country [...]

Why Workers At The Biggest Grocery Chain In New England Just Authorized A Strike

By Michael Arria, -

On February 24, a union representing more than 8,000 Massachusetts workers at the supermarket chain Stop & Shop overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. The vote came just one day after the [...]

Teachers Asked To Swallow Concessions To Get Pay Hikes

By Daarel Burnette II, -

Fiscally conservative politicians in states such as South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia this year are telling teachers that in order to get the pay raises they've been clamoring for, they'll [...]

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers?

By Jonathan Burleigh, -

The teachers on strike in Oakland, California, are fighting for increased funding to public education, to secure a living wage, and to put an end to the privatization of schools. The Oakland [...]

Amnesty International’s Biased And Inaccurate Reporting On Nicaragua Refuted

By Staff, -

In 2018 Amnesty International produced two reports on Nicaragua, accusing the Nicaraguan government of ‘a strategy of indiscriminate repression’. The context was violent protests which broke out [...]

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike

By Jospeh Stantolan, -

The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the [...]