What You Didn’t Know About West Virginia Strike + FBI Geeks & Methane Leaks

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

This week on Act Out! Fracking, fires and methane leaks oh my. The geeks are watching you and here's a solution to student debt. Finally, the strike in West Virginia may be over but the fight [...]

As Class Divides Expand, More Calls For Internet Censorship

By Jerry White, Wsws.org -

The growing wave of working-class unrest in the United States and internationally is exposing and clarifying basic political questions. Among them is the central purpose of the campaign by the [...]

The West Virginia Option

The ongoing teachers’ strike in West Virginia is remarkable in many ways. Thousands of public workers are engaged in a grassroots rebellion, defying restrictions on their right to strike. They’ve [...]

People Are Showing They’ve Had Enough

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The growing wealth divide is generating a backlash, which will likely grow. As David F. Ruccio points out in the chart below, since the 1980s, the wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom [...]

Anatomy of a Worker’s Victory

By Cathy Kunkel, Jacobin -

The strike of West Virginia teachers and school service personnel ended Tuesday after the state senate finally agreed to a 5 percent pay raise. Although the pay raise had been announced a week [...]

From #MeToo To #WeStrike

By Liz Mason-Deese, Lithub.com -

A year before #MeToo erupted in the United States, women in Argentina were fighting against an epidemic of violence against women in which, on average, one woman is killed every 30 hours. The [...]

More Than 5 Million Join Spain’s ‘Feminist Strike’

By Sam Jones, Theguardian.com -

More than 5 million workers have taken part in Spain’s first nationwide “feminist strike”, according to trade unions. The action, held to mark International Women’s Day, is intended to highlight [...]

YMCA Childcare Workers Just Went On Strike. Here’s Why.

By Rebecca Burns, Inthesetimes.com -

When Vivian Clark got a job with a Chicago-area Head Start program 15 years ago, it seemed like the “stepping stone” her family had been waiting for. Her son, then aged 9, had already gone [...]

U Of I Graduate Employee Strike Enters Second Week

By Bryan Moline, Peoriapublicradio.org -

The graduate workers’ strike on the University of Illinois Urbana campus enters its second week today, after talks with a federal mediator Sunday yielded no progress toward an agreement. Both the [...]

What The Teachers Won

By Emily Comer and Jay O'Neal, Jacobinmag.com -

West Virginia shows that we can fight back and win. We talk to two teachers to assess the tentative settlement and what comes next. On Tuesday afternoon, a deal to give all public employees in [...]

“It Was About The Insurance Fix”

By Meagan Day, Jacobinmag.com -

On Friday, hundreds of striking teachers flooded the foyer of the West Virginia capitol building in Charleston. Holding signs that read “Whose side are you on?” they voted to occupy the building [...]

Oklahoma Teachers Planning A Statewide Strike

By Burt Mummolo, Ktul.com -

MOORE, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma teachers are fed up with state lawmakers. A public school teacher in Stillwater created the Facebook group "Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time is Now!" two days [...]

The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Takes Aim At Coal And Gas

By Sarah Jones, Newrepublic.com -

Earlier in the week, Republican Governor Jim Justice and the unions’ state leads had come up with a compromise bill, HB 4145, that raised teacher pay by 5 percent. But it did not create a [...]

On March 8th, Women Across The World Are Going On Strike

By Staff, Redpepper.org.uk -

It’s been a turbulent year for women everywhere. Whilst a self-confessed perpetrator of sexual assault sits in the White House, feminist grassroots organisations are gaining in strength and [...]