Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling (11/9/2020) - By Christine Thomas The following is a statement was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, on October 14, 2020 Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Poland in an uprising against living in a “female hell”. The Constitutional Court has effectively banned abortion, by rulingContinue reading "Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling"
2020 Elections: Build a Working-Class Fightback! (11/6/2020) - Join our public meeting! Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/91829255210?pwd=MjdBQkFsMzRKUDRveG9UWWNHeFk0dz09) The four years of Donald Trump’s presidency have been a total disaster for working people. The racism, sexism, and bigotry that was on display throughout the 2016 elections characterized his entire term, with massive expansions ofContinue reading "2020 Elections: Build a Working-Class Fightback!"
Independent Socialist Group Statement on 2020 U.S. Election Results (11/4/2020) - by Jeff Booth The day after the national elections, November 4th, vote counts are too close to call for the Presidential election. Anti-Trump protests began in some cities overnight including in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Oregon, and Seattle. The recent Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police brutality is energizing protests around the unfoldingContinue reading "Independent Socialist Group Statement on 2020 U.S. Election Results"
Report from a Front-line Nurse (11/3/2020) - UMass Memorial Nurse (Massachusetts Nurses Association, personal capacity) The initial shortages of the pandemic are no longer being discussed. Are they over? Do you feel safe in the workplace? Do you and your co-workers have access to proper supplies? Is there adequate testing? Coronavirus cases are rising in Massachusetts once again. More of our patientsContinue reading "Report from a Front-line Nurse"
Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action (11/2/2020) - by Jacob Aguillard and J. N. B. For millions of Americans, 2020 has felt like a series of unrelenting disasters as life has been changed, disrupted, and destroyed since the early spring. The COVID-19 pandemic, destructive wildfires in the western U.S., and potential for a harsh winter this year are all symptoms of the comingContinue reading "Hurricane Laura’s Aftermath: Disaster Capitalism in Action"
The 2020 Presidential Election Offers No Solution to Current Crises (10/28/2020) - by Elisabeth Wichser With the 2020 Presidential Election cycle coming to an end, the nationwide COVID crisis has begun to surge again. On October 23rd, 85,000 new cases were reported, smashing the previous record set in mid-July. The continuing mass fear around COVID-19, particularly fears of losing jobs, of being evicted, and of not beingContinue reading "The 2020 Presidential Election Offers No Solution to Current Crises"
Build a Movement to Fight the Far-Right (10/24/2020) - by Claire Bayler and Jai Chavis If you’ve been to a protest in the last four years, you’ve probably seen at least one sign saying “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA.” Amidst increasing right-wing violence, like the 2017 battle in Charlottesville, the right-wing militia shootings in Kenosha, WI, and the recent plot to kidnapContinue reading "Build a Movement to Fight the Far-Right"