Anti-racism, Police, US Politics

We said defund, disarm, abolish. They murdered Tyre Nichols anyway

On January 7, police pulled over 29-year-old father, photographer, and FedEx worker Tyre Nichols at a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee. Police say Nichols was stopped for reckless driving, but they have not been able to produce any evidence to substantiate the claim. After three days in critical condition, Nichols died in hospital as a result of severe internal bleeding. Body cam footage released last week shows what everyone feared and suspected: the police brutally beat Nichols to death. He was less than 100 yards from his mother’s home at the time of his murder.

Labor

Senate Votes to Break Strike before it Begins

ON DECEMBER 1st, the U.S. Senate passed a union-busting resolution which used the power of the state under the Railroad Labor Act to outlaw a potential powerful nationwide strike of railroad workers scheduled for December 9th. The bill forcing them back to work under a hated contract with continuing draconian scheduling and without a single… Continue reading Senate Votes to Break Strike before it Begins

Labor

Starbucks Solidarity this Labor Day

Join Starbucks Workers United and supporters this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the over 200 organizing victories and demand that Starbucks end their union-busting campaign.  Workers in SWU have called for “sip-in” demonstrations this weekend (bring a cash tip). These small actions can be used for building solidarity in the community with continued organizing and… Continue reading Starbucks Solidarity this Labor Day

Eastern Europe, Imperialism

No war on Ukraine: Ukrainians must decide their fate

Clare Lemlich summarizes Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and what is at stake in this conflict, arguing the socialist position that neither Russia nor the US-EU imperial sphere can be trusted to protect ordinary Ukrainian people. Rather, there must be an end to all military aggression in and around Ukraine, and its people must decide their own fate — free from the cynical interests of all imperial warmongers.

Environment, Public Meetings

The “Green New Deal,” COP26 & the Fight to Stop Climate Catastrophe, Sunday, Jan. 30th 

We Need Climate Justice! Our rulers refuse to act on the rapidly unfolding climate catastrophe. How can we break from the priorities of capitalism and build a sustainable world? Join the discussion with Howie Hawkins, Michelle Robidoux, and Amy Leather on Facebook or Zoom, Sunday, January 30th. Watch on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/500611154704160 or Join on… Continue reading The “Green New Deal,” COP26 & the Fight to Stop Climate Catastrophe, Sunday, Jan. 30th 

Eastern Europe, International, Statements

Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Below we re-print a translated statement from the Socialist Tendency (Социалистическая тенденция / Sotsialisticheskaya tendentsiya) group in Russia on the current revolt in Kazakhstan UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN In early January, mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan. Initially, the protests were the workers' reaction to more than doubling of car gas price from 50 tenge per liter… Continue reading Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Eastern Europe, Immigration, International

Refugee crisis on the Belarusian border: Let them cross, let them stay

There is an enormous humanitarian crisis brewing on the border between Belarus, and European Union member states Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Belarus’s authoritarian and quarter-century-long regime led by Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a slew of international sanctions following his sham elections in 2020. Over the summer, Lukashenka responded by vowing to no longer facilitate border control on behalf of Europe.