BREAKING: All Charges Dropped Against Anti-racist Protestors in Worcester, MA! (3/19/2021) - Activists and protesters in Worcester, Massachusetts have cause for celebration! All remaining charges against the protestors and bystanders attacked and arrested during anti-racist protests on June 1st, 2020 have been dropped! The Worcester Police Department’s attacks against the Black Lives Matter movement and our right to protest have been defeated. At the last court hearingContinue reading "BREAKING: All Charges Dropped Against Anti-racist Protestors in Worcester, MA!"
18 March 1871 – “the Paris Commune as government” (3/18/2021) - This article was originally published by socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Today, 18 March, is the anniversary of what is regarded as the start of “the 1871 Paris Commune as government”. An insurrection of workers took place to prevent the French army from seizing the cannons of the city’s NationalContinue reading "18 March 1871 – “the Paris Commune as government”"
Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK (3/17/2021) - Dear MNA, Nottingham Socialist Party has heard about the strike at St Vincent’s through the Independent Socialist Group and have seen the powerful video at End Understaffing at St. Vincent’s Hospital! We want to express our complete solidarity with your struggle. The health, welfare and dignity of patients should be paramount; that requires management to ensureContinue reading "Solidarity with the MNA strike at St Vincent’s – from Nottingham in the UK"
City of Worcester’s Political Attack on Protesters Continues: Build a Campaign to Drop the Charges! (3/12/2021) - by Sam Skinner Since November, the Independent Socialist Group (ISG) has campaigned to drop the charges against the anti-racist protestors who were brutally attacked and arrested on June 1st, 2020 in Worcester, MA. After a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally sponsored by Councilor Krystian King on the afternoon of June 1st, a group of protestorsContinue reading "City of Worcester’s Political Attack on Protesters Continues: Build a Campaign to Drop the Charges!"
Worcester State Faculty Declare Solidarity With Striking St. Vincent’s Nurses (3/9/2021) - On March 4th, the Worcester State University chapter of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA Worcester), unanimously approved a message of solidarity with striking Massachusetts Nurses Association nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. The statement was introduced by an Independent Socialist Group (ISG) member, and has since been adopted by the statewide MSCA union.Continue reading "Worcester State Faculty Declare Solidarity With Striking St. Vincent’s Nurses"
International Women’s Day 2021: Women Facing a Growing Crisis (3/8/2021) - Women cloakmakers’ strike, 1910, USA By Peggy Wang, APA/Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) (personal capacity) In 1909 the Socialist Party of America in New York organized the first National Women’s Day, attracting thousands of people to various rallies and events. One year later, German delegates to the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference suggested that a specialContinue reading "International Women’s Day 2021: Women Facing a Growing Crisis"
Nurse and Patient Well-being Is On the Line – Strike at St. Vincent’s! (3/8/2021) - Updated Solidarity Statement March 8, 10am Worcester Independent Socialist Group (ISG) stands in solidarity with union nurses at St. Vincent hospital who are on strike as of Monday, March 8th. Workers everywhere, including essential nurses, have real power in the workplace, and using that power is the only reliable way to win safe patient limits,Continue reading "Nurse and Patient Well-being Is On the Line – Strike at St. Vincent’s!"