Organize Mass Protests to Fight the Far Right

By Angus McFarland and T.R. Whitworth This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. Across the United States, and in many parts of the world, the far right is on the attack.  Stirred up during the 2007-08 recession, encouraged and emboldened by the Trump administration, and driven to aContinue reading Organize Mass Protests to Fight the Far Right

ISG Stands with Unionizing Starbucks Workers

by Sam Skinner This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. In mid-July, the Starbucks workers in Biddeford, Maine, joined the ranks of over 200 other recently organized Starbucks locations by winning their union vote, officially joining Starbucks Workers United (SBWU). Workers across the country have said no toContinue reading “ISG Stands with Unionizing Starbucks Workers”

Mass Water Shortages Latest Capitalist Disaster

by Ashley Rogers Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the largest reservoirs in the country, have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1930s. This year’s heat waves intensified the long-term drought in the region and drastically lowered water levels. The Colorado River is the lifeblood of the southwestern United States, providing water to 40 millionContinue reading “Mass Water Shortages Latest Capitalist Disaster”

Union Power for Reproductive Justice: Rank and File Union Members Organize Campaign

by CJ White & Peggy Wang (APA, MTA/NEA – personal capacity) This article was originally published in the September issue of Socialism Today! Subscribe here. Three months ago, thousands of working people took to the streets to express their outrage at the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade. Since then, there has been littleContinue reading “Union Power for Reproductive Justice: Rank and File Union Members Organize Campaign”

Unions Gain Popularity – Corporations Panic

by Claire Bayler and Elisabeth Wichser A Gallup poll in early September recorded a 71% approval rating for unions, the highest since 1965. Large corporations previously untouched by unions are now facing organizing drives. The successful union elections at 245 Starbucks locations nationwide are one highly visible example of union success this year. Workers withContinue reading “Unions Gain Popularity – Corporations Panic”

Midterm Elections Show We Need a Workers Party

by Jeff Booth, Massachusetts, AFSCME Local 3650 (personal capacity) On November 8th there is another, we’re told, “most important election of our lifetime”. The midterm elections take place two years into Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House. The elections in November will include Congressional elections for allContinue reading “Midterm Elections Show We Need a Workers Party”

Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis

by Milena Germon and Ben Desjarlais According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has infected over 600 million people worldwide and accounted for over 6 million deaths–although bias and underreporting factors could mean that the data we have is a conservative guess at best. When the pandemic initially took hold, it became clear thatContinue reading “Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis”

No Future for Youth Under Capitalism

by Ashley Rogers Young people today are feeling increasingly trapped by the capitalist system. The over 3.5 million high school graduates in America this year are in a precarious position. The minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour nationwide—with it, the skyrocketing cost of living. In some areas, jobs are forced to pay $15/hr, butContinue reading “No Future for Youth Under Capitalism”

Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Transit Now!

by Katt McCann In June of this year, gas prices went up to an average of nearly five dollars a gallon for residents of major cities nationwide, causing many workers to abandon their cars and look towards their local public transit. However, the crumbling public transit infrastructure in the United States means there is littleContinue reading “Workers and Youth Need Fare-Free Transit Now!”

Kansas Abortion Ban Referendum Defeated

by Elizabeth Rogers In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v Wade to federally protect abortion rights in the United States. Less than 50 years later, the Supreme Court overturned it in June 2022. This landmark decision means states now have the individual power to determine if abortion is legal. As a result, 136Continue reading “Kansas Abortion Ban Referendum Defeated”