May Day Is For Salvation

By Joseph M. Cachia, www.PopularResistance.org -

Many of us never learned in school that May Day, the most widely celebrated holiday in the world, was born in the USA. On May 1, 1886, Americans across the land left their jobs to go on strike [...]

Hundreds Of Bus Drivers Stage Massive Sick-Out

By Casey Williams, In These Times. -

Georgia - Robbie Brown loved her students. For 18 years, she drove them in her yellow bus to and from schools in DeKalb County, Georgia. And then, last Friday, two police officers showed up at [...]

US Trade Deficits, Trump Trade Policies, And Capitalist Globalization

By Marty Hart-Landsberg, Economic Front. -

Understandably concerned about the consequences of the large and sustained US trade deficit, many workers have grown tired of waiting for so-called market forces to produce balance.  Thus, they [...]

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 [...]

Univ. Of Illinois Graduate Student Workers Strike, Occupy President’s Office

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune. -

In a sign of escalating tensions surrounding the strike at the University of Illinois, members of the graduate student workers union in Urbana-Champaign have camped outside the university [...]

Public Unions Under Attack Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

The Supreme Court has entered the final phase in its deliberation of Janus vs AFSCME and is expected to announce its decision this June. If the decision is made against public sector unions, as [...]

Super Bowl Protests For Economic, Racial and Immigrant Justice

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

With the attention of the country focused on Minneapolis, MN people seeking economic and racial justice used the opportunity to get their message out through protest and resistance actions. Rebel [...]

Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

By Kiera Feldman, MLK50.com -

In New York City overall, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in 2017. By contrast, city municipal sanitation trucks haven’t caused a fatality since 2014. Pedestrians aren’t the only [...]

Amazon Makes List Of Large Companies With Workers On Food Stamps

By Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch -

In short order, Amazon has become one of Ohio’s largest employers, after receiving tens of millions of dollars of state tax incentives for building warehouses, data centers and other projects [...]

Boycott Driscoll’s This Week In Support Of Workers

By the Boycott Driscolls Campaign, www.popularresistance.org -

From the Boycott Driscolls Campaign. The 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin, Baja California (Mexico), who are fighting for a collective-bargaining agreement with BerryMex, the Mexican subsidiary [...]

Sears Crash Shows Capitalism Is Morally Bankrupt

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com -

By Matt Stannard for Occupy.com. One of my closest friends in town recently lost his job managing a Sears automobile department, when the store was closed for financial reasons. My friend was [...]

Newsletter – Greater Austerity Coming Unless We Act

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. As one of the world's richest nations, the US stands out for having the greatest wealth divide and high levels of poverty. Over the past 40 years, wages have [...]

Canceling NAFTA Could Be The Best Way Forward

By Lois Ross, www.rabble.ca -

By Lois Ross for Rabble. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to [...]

Newsletter – No #NAFTA2, Yes To Trade For People & Planet

By Daniel Cooper Bermudez. The Trump administration is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico in secret, just as President Obama did with the TPP. [...]

States Blocking Cities From Raising Standards For Workers

By Marni von Wilpert, www.epi.org -

By Marni von Wilpert for Economic Policy Institute. On August 28, 2017, low-wage workers in St. Louis, Missouri, became the latest victims of state preemption laws. “Preemption” in this context [...]