Some Charges Dismissed – Solidarity Campaign Continues

by Samuel Skinner Yesterday, November 20th, court proceedings began for the people arrested back in June in Worcester, MA while participating in the anti-racist movement. On the night of June 1st, heavily armed Worcester Police followed and antagonized a group of peaceful protesters in the Main South neighborhood, before indiscriminately attacking and arresting protesters andContinue reading “Some Charges Dismissed – Solidarity Campaign Continues”

Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections

by Jeff Booth COVID-19 infections are exploding. People in the U.S. suffer from the most deaths due to Coronavirus of any country. The recession that is now gripping the U.S. was in process before the pandemic hit. The pandemic accelerated the economic downturn and as the recession deepens, tens of millions face increasing job, housing,Continue reading “Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections”

SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN: Drop The Charges — Defend the Anti-Racist Movement

On June 1st, Worcester police and tactical units instigated an attack on anti-racist protesters in yet another example of rampant police brutality. Following a protest at City Hall against the racist murder of George Floyd, police cornered a small march and filled the streets with enough pepper balls and smoke grenades to make it throughContinue reading “SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN: Drop The Charges — Defend the Anti-Racist Movement”

Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling

By Christine Thomas The following is a statement was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, on October 14, 2020 Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Poland in an uprising against living in a “female hell”. The Constitutional Court has effectively banned abortion, by rulingContinue reading “Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling”

2020 Elections: Build a Working-Class Fightback!

Join our public meeting! Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/91829255210?pwd=MjdBQkFsMzRKUDRveG9UWWNHeFk0dz09) The four years of Donald Trump’s presidency have been a total disaster for working people. The racism, sexism, and bigotry that was on display throughout the 2016 elections characterized his entire term, with massive expansions ofContinue reading “2020 Elections: Build a Working-Class Fightback!”

Independent Socialist Group Statement on 2020 U.S. Election Results

by Jeff Booth The day after the national elections, November 4th, vote counts are too close to call for the Presidential election. Anti-Trump protests began in some cities overnight including in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Oregon, and Seattle. The recent Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police brutality is energizing protests around the unfoldingContinue reading “Independent Socialist Group Statement on 2020 U.S. Election Results”

Report from a Front-line Nurse

UMass Memorial Nurse (Massachusetts Nurses Association, personal capacity) The initial shortages of the pandemic are no longer being discussed. Are they over? Do you feel safe in the workplace? Do you and your co-workers have access to proper supplies?  Is there adequate testing? Coronavirus cases are rising in Massachusetts once again. More of our patientsContinue reading “Report from a Front-line Nurse”

Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action

by Jacob Aguillard and J. N. B. For millions of Americans, 2020 has felt like a series of unrelenting disasters as life has been changed, disrupted, and destroyed since the early spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, destructive wildfires in the western U.S., and potential for a harsh winter this year are all symptoms of the comingContinue reading “Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action”

The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises

by Elisabeth Wichser With the 2020 Presidential Election cycle coming to an end, the nationwide COVID crisis has begun to surge again. On October 23rd, 85,000 new cases were reported, smashing the previous record set in mid-July. The continuing mass fear around COVID-19, particularly fears of losing jobs, of being evicted, and of not beingContinue reading “The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises”

Build a Movement to Fight the Far-Right

by Claire Bayler and Jai Chavis If you’ve been to a protest in the last four years, you’ve probably seen at least one sign saying “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA.” Amidst increasing right-wing violence, like the 2017 battle in Charlottesville, the right-wing militia shootings in Kenosha, WI, and the recent plot to kidnapContinue reading “Build a Movement to Fight the Far-Right”