Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis (9/29/2022) - 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"
Kansas Abortion Ban Referendum Defeated (9/22/2022) - 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"
Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack (7/16/2022) - 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"
Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract (6/20/2022) - by M. Germon April 27 2022: Union nurses and supporters picket for first contract at Maine Med. (National Nurses United) After eight long months of negotiations, the nurses at Maine Medical Center are turning up the heat. Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity to an informational picket organized by the Maine Med nurses’ unionContinue reading "Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract"
Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers (6/1/2022) - 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"
Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker (4/4/2022) - S is an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Technician from Ohio and a member of the Independent Socialist Group Can you describe what you do and what working conditions were like prior to the pandemic? I work in a large regional hospital with a Level 1 trauma center, so we have always been very busy. We handleContinue reading "Healthcare in Crisis: Interview with a Hospital Worker"
Can’t Rent, Can’t Buy: Nationwide Housing Crisis (1/31/2022) - 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"