In mid-April, the Russian military withdrew from northern Ukraine to focus its invasion on occupying the Donbas region in the east, where ethnic Russians and the Ukrainian government have engaged in eight years of civil war. The Russian offensive in Ukraine has been bogged down since the initial invasion in February. The resistance has been much stiffer than the Russian military likely anticipated. The withdrawal from the north is a clear setback for Russian imperialism. The human cost of the invasion becomes increasingly apparent, with the U.N. reporting at least 3,000 confirmed civilian deaths since the invasion.
On May 2nd, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson was leaked to the public, suggesting that the ruling in this case will overturn the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will result in millions of women in the United States losing access toContinue reading “Workers Won’t Go Back: Build a Movement to Defend and Expand Abortion Rights!”
By Nicholas Wurst (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local 1473) and Evren Pallares Ó Laoghaire (Teamsters Local 170) A version of this article was originally published in the May issue of Socialism Today, available now! Subscribe here. This year, there is something more to celebrate on International Workers Day, May 1st. A seriesContinue reading “International Workers Day 2022: Momentum at Amazon & Starbucks”
Emery A., a union paraeducator in Saco, ME recently spoke with B, a union public school IT worker in Worcester, MA about the current work conditions in public education. Both are members of ISG. E: Many educators across the country have spoken out about severe staffing and resource shortages which have been worsened by theContinue reading “Education in Crisis: A Conversation Between Educators”
by Jacob Bilsky and Sam Skinner As the United States approaches one million deaths due to COVID-19, economic conditions are worsening for working people. The cost of living is skyrocketing, with inflation increasing prices for basics like food, rent, transportation, and healthcare. Climate change is more obvious and dangerous. Inequality is deepening. Polls show supportContinue reading “What is Socialism?”
S is an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Technician from Ohio and a member of the Independent Socialist Group Can you describe what you do and what working conditions were like prior to the pandemic? I work in a large regional hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, so we have always been very busy. We handleContinue reading “Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker”
The longest strike in the U.S. in 2021 and the longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history ended in January 2022 when union nurses voted to ratify a new contract. 700 members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) were on strike for 10 months against Tenet Corporation, owners of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. The courage and tenacity of the nurses in this strike needs to be publicly acknowledged and remembered. It’s crucial for working people to discuss the strike for future struggles around better healthcare and a stronger labor movement.
This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! by Ashley Rogers, Campaign Organizer As millions of protestors took to the streets around the country during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, localContinue reading “One Year Ago: Victory Against Racist Police Repression in Worcester”
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced his resignation from the Court, but no matter who replaces him, it won’t change the anti-working-class character of the Supreme Court.
by Claire Bayler This article was originally published in Socialism Today, the paper of the Independent Socialist Group. Subscribe to the paper to receive each issue in print and read the articles before they’re published online! This International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022 – Trump is out, Biden is in, but conditions for women have plummetedContinue reading “International Women’s Day: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back During COVID”