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”

Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers

by Gray Hauff & Milena Germon With the prices of everyday goods on the rise and wages failing to keep up, working-class people are looking for answers and economic alternatives. Essentials are rising in cost—gas, groceries, and rent, to name a major few—and nobody in power seems to be doing anything to help working people. Continue reading “Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers”

Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price

by Jacob Bilsky Economists and bankers are talking about a possible recession in the United States and the world economy. Falling stock prices are slowing the capitalists’ profits, and they will make the working-class pay the price with layoffs, inflation, and government bailouts for corporations. Working people are already feeling the effects of the growingContinue reading “Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price”

No Pay Cuts During the Pandemic – Reinstate Hazard Pay!

On January 3rd, Portland City Council betrayed the front-line workers of the city who have kept Portland running during the COVID pandemic. City Council voted to repeal the COVID state of emergency, put in place earlier in the pandemic, which allowed for mandatory hazard pay for workers. In the same breath, they voted to reinstateContinue reading “No Pay Cuts During the Pandemic – Reinstate Hazard Pay!”

Capitalism in Crisis: Socialist Solutions Needed

by Elisabeth Wichser 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! The signs of capitalist crisis are everywhere. Year two of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Your landlord wants toContinue reading “Capitalism in Crisis: Socialist Solutions Needed”

Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis?

by T.R. Whitworth 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! The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the contradictions of capitalism. Widespread death (over five million worldwide), unemployment, homelessness, andContinue reading “Who Will Pay for the COVID Crisis?”

Pandora Papers Reveal Ruling-Class Tax Evasion on a Global Scale

by Ashley Rogers The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) announced a bombshell financial leak on October 3rd, revealing a cache of almost 12 million documents – nicknamed the “Pandora Papers” – relating to the offshore finances of the world’s most powerful politicians, businessmen, and heads of state. The depths of these files reveal theContinue reading “Pandora Papers Reveal Ruling-Class Tax Evasion on a Global Scale”

Exposing the Bloodsuckers: The Role of Commodity Traders in ‘Modern’ Capitalism

This article, written by Peter Taaffe, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The World forContinue reading “Exposing the Bloodsuckers: The Role of Commodity Traders in ‘Modern’ Capitalism”

Will China’s Bubble Burst?

This article, written by Hannah Sell, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Unlike many otherContinue reading “Will China’s Bubble Burst?”