U.S. Corporations Profit from War in Europe

by Jacob Bilsky As Russia continues its brutal invasion of Ukraine and workers across Europe face both cost of living and energy crises, U.S. weapons and oil corporations rake in massive profits. Reports in early 2022 indicated rebounding profits for U.S. weapons manufacturers, despite losses caused by supply chain disruptions and the U.S. withdrawal fromContinue reading “U.S. Corporations Profit from War in Europe”

CLUB Q SHOOTING: Workers’ movement must fight against far-right hate!

by CJ White and Elisabeth Wichser Each year, the week of November 13 is celebrated as Transgender Awareness Week: a time for events, education, and advocacy for the transgender community. This week is followed by the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a day to remember and memorialize people taken from us by acts of hateContinue reading “CLUB Q SHOOTING: Workers’ movement must fight against far-right hate!”

January 6th and the Future of Trumpism

by the Executive Committee of the Independent Socialist Group “The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.” Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party January 6, 2023 marked two years since the right-wing political riot at the Capitol. The riot shocked the politicalContinue reading “January 6th and the Future of Trumpism”

Despite Centuries of Oppression, Haitian Workers’ Struggle Continues

By J.N.B., M. W. Thurston This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of Socialism Today. We are republishing it in light of the current turmoil and the discussion of possible US intervention. Subscribe here. After 12 days of striking, garment workers in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince won improved pay on February 21stContinue reading “Despite Centuries of Oppression, Haitian Workers’ Struggle Continues”

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”

Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights

Defend the right to protest! Release all those arrested during protests! On the 21st July, Ranil Wickremasinghe assumed the Presidency of Sri Lanka after the former President Gotabaya Rajapakse fled his official residence and was chased out of the country by the prolonged mass protest movement, Aragalaya (Struggle). Since coming to power Wickremasinghe has continuouslyContinue reading “Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights”

Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack

Wave of Conservative rulings from Supreme Court By Sam Skinner Protests have erupted across the U.S. since the Supreme Court issued a series of rulings attacking the civil rights of working people—most notably the reversal of Roe v. Wade which guaranteed a legal right to abortion nationwide. Many states have spent the last few decadesContinue reading “Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack”

Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit

by Ashley Rogers April 6 2022: Ukrainian National Guardsman, taken in 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War. (Wikimedia) It’s been over three months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After a push to capture key Ukrainian cities in the first few weeks of the war, stronger resistance than expected forced Russian military leaders toContinue reading “Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit”

Socialist Refugee from Ukraine Speaks to the Committee for a Workers’ International

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. 

Imperialist Powers Clash over Ukraine

2018: Members of the US military assigned to the the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, the “name given to the mission of training, equipping, training center development and doctrinal assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces”. (US Army) Photo by DoD by Elisabeth Wichser This article went to print in the March edition of ourContinue reading “Imperialist Powers Clash over Ukraine”