ISG Statement on Biden’s Inauguration (1/22/2021) - January 20th, 2021 marked the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. After the past four years of vicious attacks on organized labor, immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and women, and 10 months of unending capitalist crisis in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people will breathe a sigh of relief at Donald TrumpContinue reading "ISG Statement on Biden’s Inauguration"
Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections (11/16/2020) - 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"
The 2020 Presidential Election Offers No Solution to Current Crises (10/28/2020) - 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"
The Supreme Court and U.S. “Democracy”: Workers Must Fight Attacks on Democratic Rights (10/3/2020) - Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
Democratic, Republican, and Peoples’ Conventions: What Way Forward for Workers? (9/22/2020) - by Nicholas Wurst, TCU/IAM Local 1089 (personal capacity) The 2020 presidential election is taking place in the midst of a deep crisis of US capitalism and its political system. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer the US, with a death toll over 180,000—more Americans killed than in WW1. The attacks carried out by the TrumpContinue reading "Democratic, Republican, and Peoples’ Conventions: What Way Forward for Workers?"
Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People (9/17/2020) - by Jacob Bilsky Since the appointment of the Trump donor and multi-millionaire capitalist Louis DeJoy to Postmaster General in May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has become a battleground for the democratic rights and quality of life of working people. Corporate media has tried to spin the role of the Democratic Party as supposedlyContinue reading "Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People"