Despite Centuries of Oppression, Haitian Workers’ Struggle Continues (10/31/2022) - By J.N.B., M. W. Thurston This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of Socialism Today. We are republishing it in light of the current turmoil and the discussion of possible US intervention. Subscribe here. After 12 days of striking, garment workers in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince won improved pay on February 21stContinue reading "Despite Centuries of Oppression, Haitian Workers’ Struggle Continues"
Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis (9/29/2022) - by Milena Germon and Ben Desjarlais According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has infected over 600 million people worldwide and accounted for over 6 million deaths–although bias and underreporting factors could mean that the data we have is a conservative guess at best. When the pandemic initially took hold, it became clear thatContinue reading "Monkeypox: Next Capitalist Health Crisis"
Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights (9/25/2022) - Defend the right to protest! Release all those arrested during protests! On the 21st July, Ranil Wickremasinghe assumed the Presidency of Sri Lanka after the former President Gotabaya Rajapakse fled his official residence and was chased out of the country by the prolonged mass protest movement, Aragalaya (Struggle). Since coming to power Wickremasinghe has continuouslyContinue reading "Sri Lanka: Stop Repression and Attacks on Democratic Rights"
Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack (7/16/2022) - Wave of Conservative rulings from Supreme Court By Sam Skinner Protests have erupted across the U.S. since the Supreme Court issued a series of rulings attacking the civil rights of working people—most notably the reversal of Roe v. Wade which guaranteed a legal right to abortion nationwide. Many states have spent the last few decadesContinue reading "Abortion, Miranda Rights, and more under attack"
Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit (6/13/2022) - by Ashley Rogers April 6 2022: Ukrainian National Guardsman, taken in 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War. (Wikimedia) It’s been over three months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After a push to capture key Ukrainian cities in the first few weeks of the war, stronger resistance than expected forced Russian military leaders toContinue reading "Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit"
Socialist Refugee from Ukraine Speaks to the Committee for a Workers’ International (5/9/2022) - In mid-April, the Russian military withdrew from northern Ukraine to focus its invasion on occupying the Donbas region in the east, where ethnic Russians and the Ukrainian government have engaged in eight years of civil war. The Russian offensive in Ukraine has been bogged down since the initial invasion in February. The resistance has been much stiffer than the Russian military likely anticipated. The withdrawal from the north is a clear setback for Russian imperialism. The human cost of the invasion becomes increasingly apparent, with the U.N. reporting at least 3,000 confirmed civilian deaths since the invasion.
Imperialist Powers Clash over Ukraine (3/2/2022) - 2018: Members of the US military assigned to the the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, the “name given to the mission of training, equipping, training center development and doctrinal assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces”. (US Army) Photo by DoD by Elisabeth Wichser This article went to print in the March edition of ourContinue reading "Imperialist Powers Clash over Ukraine"