Justice for Tyre Nichols (3/15/2023) - Rebuild a Mass Anti-Racist Movement! by Ashley RogersWorcester, MA Police have killed over three thousand people in the U.S. since May 25th, 2020 when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. Floyd’s death sparked one of the largest protest movements in U.S. history with over fifteen million people taking to the streets. Yet almostContinue reading "Justice for Tyre Nichols"
The Forever Crisis of Capitalism (3/14/2023) - by B.W. SculosEdinburg, TXRio Grande Valley United Faculty, TFA, NEA member (personal capacity) Higher credit card and mortgage interest rates, rising cost of food and many other necessities at grocery stores, soaring energy prices, shortages of life-sustaining medications. These are the daily economic experiences of people across the United States and around the world. HoweverContinue reading "The Forever Crisis of Capitalism"
Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract! (3/11/2023) - by Evren Pallares Ó’Laoghaire & Nicholas WurstWorcester, MATeamsters Local 170 (personal capacity) / SMART-TD Local 1473 (personal capacity) The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the 350,000 workers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in the opening stages of a contract battle with United Parcel Services (UPS). UPS is one of theContinue reading "Solidarity with UPS Workers: Prepare to Strike for a Strong Contract!"
Unite Educator Strikes To Win Better Contracts (3/8/2023) - by Miranda Alpert & Peggy WangISG members in theMassachusetts Teachers Association / National Education Association Educators are at a breaking point. Stagnant pay, increased workloads, and decreased teacher autonomy are forcing many education workers – both new and veteran – out of the field. A 2022 National Education Association survey reported 55% of educators wantContinue reading "Unite Educator Strikes To Win Better Contracts"
U.S. Chambers of Commerce Supports Capitalists in Elections (3/7/2023) - Working Class Fight Back Needed by Angus McFarlandMaine In November of 2020, with the Omicron variant in full swing, 62% of Portland, Maine residents voted yes on a ballot question to increase the minimum wage in Portland from $13 to $15 by 2024, with a stipulation that during a state of emergency, there would beContinue reading "U.S. Chambers of Commerce Supports Capitalists in Elections"
International Women’s Day 2023: Post-Roe Struggles Deepen (3/6/2023) - Working class women need abortion rights, paid family leave, & child care by Claire BaylerWorcester, MA March 8th, 2023 marks the first International Women’s Day (IWD) since the overturn of Roe vs. Wade. Capitalism is on the offensive against working women, denying us the right to choose if, when, and how to have families andContinue reading "International Women’s Day 2023: Post-Roe Struggles Deepen"
Public Ownership Needed to Stop Capitalist Energy Crisis (2/17/2023) - by Ben Desjarlais This winter, working-class families across the world are acutely aware of the falling temperatures and rising costs of heating and other utilities. Households in the Northeastern U.S. are rationing high-cost heating oil to try to ensure they have enough for the winter. In the South, many fear the return of last winter’sContinue reading "Public Ownership Needed to Stop Capitalist Energy Crisis"