Manifesto: Draft Proposal For The Founding Of The International Working Peoples Association, 1979

By Editors, Black Agenda Report. -

Lorenzo Kom’boa  Ervin is probably best known for Anarchism and the Black Revolution, a fifty-six page manifesto that was arguably the first work to systematically apply the principles and [...]

Lee Camp: It’s Time For Major Wealth Redistribution

By Lee Camp, ScheerPost.com. -

It’s time for wealth redistribution. There, I said it.  I know it’s the third rail of politics, but I’m not running for a damn thing, which makes me free to speak the truth. (Well, I am [...]

How To Keep On Keeping On

By Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. -

Even asking the questions is exhausting. Who’s making the Covid decisions, and why do they change every day? How has the workload doubled? What about the new extremes of micro-management? [...]

A Critique Of The Rank-And-File Strategy

By Jason Koslowski, Left Voice. -

Kim Moody first gave a systematic statement of the “rank-file strategy” in a working paper for the socialist organization Solidarity in 2000. Since then he has kept on refining it, such as in [...]

The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Broad­ly speak­ing, there have been two very large labor sto­ries this year. The first is, ​“I have been forced into unem­ploy­ment due to the pan­dem­ic, and I am scared.” And the sec­ond [...]

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

By Erin Dirnbach, Waging Nonviolence. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and lockdowns started in March, a new class of “essential workers” continued to go to work across the United States under new dangerous conditions. As stories came [...]

1,158 Strikes Since March First

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

Back in 2019, Payday was one of the few national outlets in the country to cover the first-ever statewide teachers strike in South Carolina. Now, teachers in school districts throughout South [...]

Workers Suffer As US Pandemic Relief Bill Goes Nowhere In Congress

By Walter Smolarek, Peoples Dispatch. -

Not only has the coronavirus pandemic taken a staggering toll in terms of loss of life in the United States but has also caused social and economic dislocation for the working class on a massive [...]

Workers Should Run The World

By Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times. -

We chat with Erek Slater, a bus oper­a­tor for the Chica­go Tran­sit Author­i­ty, where he’s been work­ing for the past 15 years. Erek is a fam­i­ly man, a father, and a three-term elect­ed shop [...]

Austerity Is Still A Political Choice

By Grace Blakely, Tribune Magazine. -

When Rishi Sunak delivered the spending review earlier this week, the coverage focused predictably on levels of government borrowing. With GDP set to contract by more than 11% in 2020 – the [...]

COVID-19 Economy: A Deliberate Disaster

By Bruce Lesnick, Counterpunch. -

With nearly 12 million cases and a quarter million deaths in the US so far (over 55 million cases and 1.3 million deaths world-wide), the COVID 19 pandemic is ravaging civilization. The disease [...]

Left-Democrats Abandon Struggle For The Working Class To The Right

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. -

All indications are that Joe Biden is heading for a landslide win. Losers will be Trump and those Republicans who have not already defected to the Democrat’s big tent. Collateral damage, however, [...]

The Nightmare Facing The Poor And Working Class

By Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times. -

As mil­lions of U.S. work­ers face unem­ploy­ment, food inse­cu­ri­ty and evic­tion amid the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, the lim­it­ed aid pro­vid­ed by the fed­er­al government’s flawed CARES Act [...]

The Way Forward For NYU Graduate Students

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality at New York University, WSWS.org. -

Since July, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC), which is affiliated with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and has over 2,000 graduate workers as members at New York University, [...]

The Left And The Election Crisis

By Larry Holmes, Workers World. -

The political crisis in the ruling class that is playing itself out in the presidential election is not really about Trump, any more than it’s about saving democracy, decency and all the other [...]