University Of California Workers Start 3-Day Strike Over Pay

By Olga R. Rodriguez, Apnews.com -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of custodians, security guards, gardeners and other service workers at University of California campuses started a three-day strike Monday to address pay [...]

Academic Alienation: Freeing Cognitive Labor From The Grip Of Capitalism

By Maresi Starzmann, Roarmag.org -

Sitting in a coffee shop in a typical American college town, I overhear a conversation between two twenty-somethings. They lament, in educated and self-critical fashion, the failure of the [...]

We Are Living Through A Golden Age Of Protest

By LA Kauffman, Theguardian.com -

We are in an extraordinary era of protest. Over the course of the first 15 months of the 45th presidency, more people have joined demonstrations than at any other time in American history. Take a [...]

8 Lessons For Today’s Youth-Led Movements From A Decade Of Youth Climate Organizing

By Nick Engelfried, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On March 24, I stood in the rain in front of City Hall in Bellingham, Washington with some 3,000 people for the local March for Our Lives demonstration. It was one of 800 similar events happening [...]

Let’s Not Negotiate Against Ourselves: Demand Medicare For All

By Staff, Laborforsinglepayer.org -

Like Medicare and Social Security, the proposals in the House (HR 676) and Senate (S 1804) for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All are social insurance programs. All Americans would receive [...]

A Labor Movement For The New Guilded Age

By John McNamara, Workersparadise.org -

When Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, he not only invoked the rising supremacy of the United States by demanding “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”, he ushered [...]

The Real Driver Of Rising Inequality

By Lance Taylor, Ineteconomics.org -

Income distribution and employment are crucial macroeconomic indicators. Profits are key to distribution. Ther share in the value of output has risen steadily since around 1980. Households near [...]

An Ode To Eugene V. Debs And The End Of Capitalism

By Jordan Riefe, Truthdig.com -

Once upon a time, the word “socialist” wasn’t considered a dirty word. In fact, in 1912, roughly a million people (6 percent of the popular vote), voted for a socialist for president. He is the [...]

For His 200th Birthday, Honoring Marx As An Activist

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. -

In 1848, Marx wrote, “philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” On this 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx we focus on Marx [...]

May 2: Remembering The Odessa Massacre

By Bruce K. Gagnon, Space4peace.blogspot.com -

On May 2, 2014, the people of Odessa, Ukraine, experienced the worst civil atrocity in Europe since World War II. Scores of people [46] died when a fascist-led mob chased a group of progressive [...]

This Is The Wrong Time To Cut Back On Public Housing

By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson, Otherwords.org -

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has answered President Trump’s call to shrink the social safety net. Carson recently offered a proposal that would triple the rent some of [...]

Cutting Capitalism Out Of Our Relationships

By William C. Anderson, Truthout.org -

Capitalism does not just rule over the large-scale functions of the society we live in. It also infiltrates our interpersonal relationships. There are plenty among us who are sick of the [...]

Arizona Strike Enters Second Week As Teacher Union President Opposes Calls For Nationwide Strike

By David Moore, Wsws.org -

On Monday, nearly 50,000 Arizona educators and supporters continued their walkout against underfunded schools and low pay for a third day. Although the teacher unions have done everything to [...]

‘We’ll Shut Down Economy’

By Naziziphiwo Buso, Heraldlive.co.za -

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has threatened to shut down the economy if the proposed national minimum wage is implemented. Vavi was speaking [...]

Workers, Activists Mark May Day with Defiant Rallies

By Staff, Thenationalherald.com -

Thousands of Greeks are marching through central Athens in at least three separate May Day demonstrations. Museums were also shut while ferries remain were tied up in port and public transport [...]