Black and white youth rise up against racism—US protester speaks with UK Socialist Party organizers (6/12/2020) - Black Lives Matter protest in Minnesota following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr // CC BY 2.0). Emery Addams from the Independent Socialist Group spoke to the Socialist Party in England and Wales—co-thinkers of the Independent Socialist Group—about the significance of the mass anti-racist protests shaking the US, outliningContinue reading "Black and white youth rise up against racism—US protester speaks with UK Socialist Party organizers"
CWI: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it “fanned the flames of revolt” (6/11/2020) - Emergency hospital during influenza epidemic, Camp Funston, Kansas, 1918 (Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine // Public domain). By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) general secretary This article was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International on May 18, 2020. Laura Spinney’s book,Continue reading "CWI: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it “fanned the flames of revolt”"
COVID-19 podría ser una sentencia de muerte para miles de prisioneros (6/9/2020) - For the millions of people incarcerated by the United States, social distancing is not an option. COVID-19 will kill untold numbers of inmates in prisons and ICE detention facilities unless we act now! A movement of the working class is essential to dismantling the Prison-Industrial complex, and building a socialist world.
Somali Public Trade Union: Statement of Solidarity (6/6/2020) - Solidarity with the Struggle of the Workers and People of USA Against Barbarism SPTU,Is an Independent trade union Based in Somalia an affiliated of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the workers and the people of the United States who are on the streets of rage against barbarism and misery. The assassination of George FloydContinue reading "Somali Public Trade Union: Statement of Solidarity"
What’s Next for the Anti-Racist Movement? (6/5/2020) - The protests against racism and police violence that have exploded across the country are an expression of deep anger at an unjust system. What happens next will determine whether the protests lead to lasting change. We need to build a truly mass movement to unite workers of all races in the struggle against capitalism and the racist inequality and violence that the system was founded upon. Only a multi-racial working-class movement has the power to win demands like demilitarizing the police, convicting killer cops, ending the war on drugs, and community control of the police.
UMass Amherst: Graduate Student Workers Deserve Dignity (6/2/2020) - Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UMass Amherst withholds vacation payouts, leaves precarious workers without summer pay, evicts workers and their families from university housing, and threatens job cuts. ISG interviews a member of the graduate student union, who says: “A living wage, access to safe and affordable housing, decent healthcare and paid-time off, represent not excesses, but a right to dignity.”
Capitalism’s Response to COVID Infects Higher Ed: Graduate Student Workers Fight Back! (6/2/2020) - Universities around the country are using the pandemic to justify further cuts and austerity for already low-paid graduate student and adjunct instructors. But higher ed workers, especially unionized graduate students, are fighting back!