2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun (12/29/2020) - This article was originally published by our co-thinkers in the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI). By Tony Saunois As the year 2020 comes to a close the turmoil and convulsions that have shaken global capitalism continue. The year has been a turning point in history, affecting every aspect of society. Commentators and historians willContinue reading "2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun"
Drop the Charges: An Interview with Worcester Anti-Racist Protester (12/14/2020) - The Independent Socialist Group interviewed one of those arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in June. On the night of June 1st, heavily armed Worcester Police followed and antagonized a group of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in the Main South neighborhood, before indiscriminately attacking and arresting both protesters and bystanders. The Worcester PoliceContinue reading "Drop the Charges: An Interview with Worcester Anti-Racist Protester"
Worcester Community Opposes Proposed Amazon “Last-Mile” Station (12/10/2020) - by Elisabeth Wichser and Claire Bayler On December 9th, the City of Worcester Planning Board held a public “Webinar” meeting to discuss permitting the redevelopment of the defunct Greendale Mall site into a warehouse and distribution center heavily speculated to be intended for Amazon. Over 80 members of the community, including a number of IndependentContinue reading "Worcester Community Opposes Proposed Amazon “Last-Mile” Station"
Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles (12/9/2020) - This article was originally published by the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI) by Jagadesh G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI India) Despite the widespread repression under the blatantly right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-Modi regime, the all-India general strike on 26 November, involving more than 250 million workers (the Joint Committee of Trade Unions- JCTU claimedContinue reading "Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles"
The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It (12/1/2020) - by Beau Monast and Elisabeth Wichser A resurgent coronavirus is raging across the country. For some, it’s a question of when they can return to gathering with friends or finally put an end to monotonous Zoom meetings, but for a startling number of Americans, it’s a constant worry as to whether (and for how long)Continue reading "The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It"
COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma (11/28/2020) - This article was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Jon Dale. News that early results from a Covid-19 vaccine – produced by US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, in conjunction with German company BioNTech – showed 90% effectiveness has been greeted with relief. Another vaccine trial, by US companyContinue reading "COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma"
Some Charges Dismissed – Solidarity Campaign Continues (11/21/2020) - by Samuel Skinner Yesterday, November 20th, court proceedings began for the people arrested back in June in Worcester, MA while participating in the anti-racist movement. On the night of June 1st, heavily armed Worcester Police followed and antagonized a group of peaceful protesters in the Main South neighborhood, before indiscriminately attacking and arresting protesters andContinue reading "Some Charges Dismissed – Solidarity Campaign Continues"