International Women’s Day: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back During COVID

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”

Solidarity with the Clark University Graduate Worker Union Drive!

Clark University Independent Socialist Group (ISG) and Worcester ISG stand in solidarity with ClarkU Graduate Workers United-Teamsters (ClarkU GWU-T) in their push towards union recognition. With working people bearing the brunt of the current health and economic crisis, it is more important than ever to organize against exploitation and for labor rights.  Clark University onlyContinue reading “Solidarity with the Clark University Graduate Worker Union Drive!”

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!”

2022: Bring the Fight Against Oppression Back Into the Streets

by Ashley Rogers 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! In November 2021, a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of murdering two people at a 2020 protest held inContinue reading “2022: Bring the Fight Against Oppression Back Into the Streets”

Biden Fails on COVID & More – No Faith in Democrats, Build a Workers’ Party!

by Jeff Booth (AFSCME Local 3650, personal capacity) 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 two corporate political parties are positioning themselves for the 2022 congressional elections. TheContinue reading “Biden Fails on COVID & More – No Faith in Democrats, Build a Workers’ Party!”

Can’t Rent, Can’t Buy: Nationwide Housing Crisis

by Peggy Wang (APA, MTA/NEA – personal capacity) 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! For years construction of unaffordable luxury units has displaced workers already struggling to getContinue reading “Can’t Rent, Can’t Buy: Nationwide Housing Crisis”

ISG In Action: Solidarity with the Nurses

by Jay Verchin ISG members in Worcester, MA, have supported the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) throughout the 10-month long strike against Tenet Healthcare, the corporation that owns St. Vincent Hospital. It was the longest nurses’ strike in state history. On March 8th, 2021, 800 nurses with the MNA walked out of the hospital. The nursesContinue reading “ISG In Action: Solidarity with the Nurses”

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”

ISG In Action: Shut The Proud Boys Out of Portland, Maine

by Emery Adams (Saco Education Association, personal capacity) and Ruby Nguyen 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! Here in Portland, Maine, members of the Proud Boys—a white supremacistContinue reading “ISG In Action: Shut The Proud Boys Out of Portland, Maine”