Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker

by Sam Skinner Nicholas Wurst is a freight conductor in Massachusetts for CSX and is a member of SMART-TD, one of the rail unions. Previously he worked in an intermodal yard for CSX and was a member of TCU/IAM. He is a  member of the Independent Socialist Group.  The news is full of stories aboutContinue reading “Supply Chain Crisis Deepens – Interview with a Rail Worker”

Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights

Stop the Right-Wing Attack on Civil Rights On June 24th, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade that protectedthe legal right to abortion nationwide. As a result, millions of women in the United States willlose access to abortion as trigger bans kick in. This latest attack follows a host of oppressiveContinue reading “Out in the Streets to Defend Roe V. Wade and Reproductive Rights”

Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections

by Danny Neuman (United Federation of Teachers, personal capacity) On May 19th, the American Arbitration Association finished tallying the results of the 2022 United Federation of Teachers (UFT) leadership election. The election occurred against the backdrop of record high job dissatisfaction among school staff, much of which is due to failures among government and administratorsContinue reading “Reform Coalition Wins High School Division in NYC Teachers Union Elections”

Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract

by M. Germon April 27 2022: Union nurses and supporters picket for first contract at Maine Med. (National Nurses United) After eight long months of negotiations, the nurses at Maine Medical Center are turning up the heat. Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity to an informational picket organized by the Maine Med nurses’ unionContinue reading “Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract”

Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit

by Ashley Rogers April 6 2022: Ukrainian National Guardsman, taken in 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War. (Wikimedia) It’s been over three months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After a push to capture key Ukrainian cities in the first few weeks of the war, stronger resistance than expected forced Russian military leaders toContinue reading “Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit”

Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!

by Elisabeth Wichser Working women in Argentina, Ireland, and Colombia have won access to abortion in the last decade, yet in some countries, like the U.S., the right wing has escalated attacks on abortion rights. In response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft against Roe V. Wade, protests to defend abortion rights—like the thousandsContinue reading “Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!”

Pride is a Protest!

by Emery Addams (Maine Educators Association, personal capacity) Over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the political origins of Pride month, the LGBTQ+ community is under attack. The most recent right-wing offensives are laws targeting trans people, and trans youth in particular. These range from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans any mentionContinue reading “Pride is a Protest!”

Meet A Socialist – May 2022

by Jai Chavis During the 2016 election cycle, I desperately searched for solutions to the problems of police brutality, mass incarceration, and systemic racism in all its forms. It was then that I was introduced to the organization now known as the Independent Socialist Group who hosted a meeting discussing BLM and how to organizeContinue reading “Meet A Socialist – May 2022”