Keep Fascists out of Portland, ME: Build a Mass Movement to Fight the Right (8/27/2021) - The danger of violent far-right hate groups has not disappeared along with Trump. In Portland, Maine, members of the Proud Boys—a white supremacist hate group—have been meeting in Mathew’s Pub for months, as reported by Mainer on July 20th. These meetings are bringing the threat of far-right violence to our city and beyond, and mustContinue reading "Keep Fascists out of Portland, ME: Build a Mass Movement to Fight the Right"
Worcester Recovery Money for Working People, Not Corporations! (8/26/2021) - The first of three Worcester, MA community meetings to decide the allocation of only $10m of $146m in COVID relief funds was held this past Monday, August 23rd. Worcester workers stood up and called for community control over 100% of COVID funds, to near unanimous applause! Ignoring community members, the city railroaded community feedback intoContinue reading "Worcester Recovery Money for Working People, Not Corporations!"
Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium (8/21/2021) - On Thursday, July 11th of 2021, the workers at the EcoTarium museum in Worcester, MA voted to unionize. Worcester Independent Socialist Group sat down with Jake Dziejma, an EcoTarium worker and participant in the campaign to organize the workplace, to ask a few questions about what has happened and what may come next for theseContinue reading "Interview: Fighting for a First Contract at EcoTarium"
SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE! (8/1/2021) - Below is the text of a leaflet that Worcester Independent Socialist group distributed at a July 31st solidarity rally for striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital. The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) continues to support union nurses on strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The nurses on strike are members of the Massachusetts Nurses AssociationContinue reading "SOLIDARITY WITH ST. VINCENT NURSES – SPREAD THE STRIKE!"
Surfside, Fl. Condo Collapse: Socialism Needed for Safe, Quality Housing (7/31/2021) - by Ashley Rogers The sudden collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium tower in Florida at 1:30am on June 24th, 2021 left 98 dead. The month-long search for victims only recently came to a close, with the final victim only identified on the morning of July 26th. While investigations are still underway, evidence points toContinue reading "Surfside, Fl. Condo Collapse: Socialism Needed for Safe, Quality Housing"
EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union! (7/11/2021) - The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) is in solidarity with the workers at Worcester’s EcoTarium, who successfully voted to unionize last Thursday! After dealing with threats to their jobs, budget cuts, and other problems, EcoTarium workers will now have a say in how their workplace is run, including wages, benefits, and working conditions. Organizing and votingContinue reading "EcoTarium Workers in Worcester, Mass. Vote for Union!"
Exposing the Bloodsuckers: The Role of Commodity Traders in ‘Modern’ Capitalism (6/26/2021) - This article, written by Peter Taaffe, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The World forContinue reading "Exposing the Bloodsuckers: The Role of Commodity Traders in ‘Modern’ Capitalism"