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Alex N. Press: LA Korean Restaurant Workers Just Won a Pathbreaking Union Contract

After a hard-fought, five-year organizing campaign, the largely immigrant workforce at Genwa, a Korean BBQ chain in Los Angeles, has won a first contrac

Brett Wilkins: Poll Shows Majority of US Voters Opposed to Record-Level Pentagon Budget

“There is absolutely no excuse for writing the Pentagon a blank check it didn’t even ask for”

Thomas Klikauer: How Corporate Propaganda Shapes Public Opinion

The mass manufacturing of news under Churnalism tends to drain the detail out of these stories

Samantha Michaels: The Alternative to Police That Is Proven to Reduce Violence

Why don’t more people trust it?

Andrew Ford: People repel bigots at West Virginia Pride event

Love wins where the people fight back. Love wins where the people win. At Eastern Panhandle Pride, the people fought back and the people won

Lee Fang: The Evolution of Union-Busting

Breaking Unions With the Language of Diversity and Social Justice

Juan Cole: Biden’s Green New Deal

Biggest Energy Program since FDR’s TVA

Peter Crowley: The Solidarity Vacuum for the Non-White Oppressed

It’s as if the Ukraine conflict has been the first war that the West has ever witnessed

Anita Carraher: Cancer Is an Environmental Problem

Why federal funding for cancer research must examine its human-made causes

Mohammad Makram Balawi: Why does the world allow Israel to continue its oppression of Palestinians?

The world who has been giving the occupation a green light for the past 55 years, condemning the Palestinian victims as they try to defend themselves

Kenny Stancil: Mexican President Boycotts Summit

US Excludes Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela

Marjorie Cohn: Landmark California Task Force Calls for “Comprehensive Reparations” for Slavery

Real change requires not just reforms, but also tackling the entire system of white supremacy

Julia Conley: ‘Social Security Not Going Broke’

Sanders Says Program Can and Should Be Expanded

Murtaza Hussain: 9/11 Families Call on Biden to Confront Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations now estimates that roughly half the population of Afghanistan is currently facing acute hunger

Robert Gorwa: How We Can Socialize Big Tech

Review of Platform Socialism: How to Reclaim our Digital Future from Big Tech by James Muldoon

Alexandria Shaner: Participatory Economics Overview: What, Why, How

A worthy vision for life beyond capitalism acknowledges that neither current nor future society is made up of perfect people, ever wise and ever willing to behave altruistically

Willie Randall: Resisting the Curriculum of Racist Violence

After the Buffalo massacre, CRT bans are more destructive and delusional than ever

David Suzuki: Groundbreaking report outlines Canada’s quick path to clean power

Canada could be a clean electricity powerhouse by 2035

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert: The mobilization for Yemen is a powerful model for today’s peace movement

By emphasizing support and solidarity, groups led primarily by Yemeni-American women are building momentum to end the world’s “forgotten war.”

Ashley Pizzuti: If Corinthian Student Debt Can Be Wiped Out—All of It Can

Backed by the Department of Education, it has pushed millions of us into a debt trap while Wall Street profited

Peoples Dispatch: US COVID response: War and profiteering remains the priority

The US, which is the richest country in the world, has the highest official death toll from COVID anywhere globally

Christine Lundgaard: “The Danish government has used fear of Russia’s brutal war to rush through major policy changes”

Interview on Denmark’s position on the war, the push for greater militarisation and the expected consequences

Mike Ludwig: Seattle City Council Passes US’s First Minimum Wage Guarantee for Gig Workers

“There is really strong overall consensus among workers and the public at large that people should be taking home the minimum wage after expenses from their work”

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: Could I Really Vote For That Asshole

This is the last excerpt from a new book Don’t Think Of A Republican – How I Won A Republican Primary As A Lefty Progressive And You Can Too

Guillaume Tremblay-Boily: When a New Left Activist Departed Campus for the Factory Floor

Review of Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War by Jon Melrod

Brett Wilkins: ‘Racing at Top Speed Towards Global Catastrophe

NOAA Says CO2 Levels Highest in Human History

Jesse George: Organizers Are Demanding a Green New Deal for the Gulf South

We have a duty to ensure the economic benefits of the new renewable energy economy … benefit the people who have suffered most severely from the impacts of the extractive economy

Marcelle McManus: The ‘carbon footprint’ was co-opted by fossil fuel companies to shift blame

Here’s how it can serve us again

Richard Healey: DSA Co-Founders: Organizers Need Better Political Education

The task of political education is to provide a grounding and the dynamics and strategy of building a larger front

Chesa Boudin: “We Can’t Jail Our Way Out of Poverty”

The recall campaign is spearheaded by wealthy donors, the real estate industry and Republicans who desire a conservative DA who will not hold police and other powerful actors accountable

Ramzy Baroud: Russia vs NATO

How Mali Became Another Front for the Ukraine War

Thomas Klikauer: Why Labor Won in Australia

The task for the next three years will largely be a repair job restoring the damage done by Scomo’s conservatives.

Niall Hignett: Work harder, not smarter: the struggle of young workers

Young workers are facing the blunt end of the cost of living crisis. They must organize and fight back

Julian-Nicolas Calfuquir: Jean-Luc Mélenchon Has Shown How to Build a Radical, Broad Coalition

With France’s parliamentary elections under two weeks away, Jean-Luc Mélenchon looks in a stronger position than ever

Olivia Katbi: How Unions Are Backing BDS

This divestment resolution lays the groundwork for a new generation of labor rank and file to continue mainstreaming support for Palestine, and to move that support into concrete action

Evan Vorpahl: Right-Wing Dark Money Is Coming for Reproductive Rights in Your State

In a post-Roe nation, state attorneys general would have broad latitude over how state abortion bills are interpreted and whether or not they are enforced

Robert Koehler: Sexual assault and the American way

“When culture is based on a dominator model, not only will it be violent but it will frame all relationships as power struggles.”

Sonali Kolhatkar: Our Country Is Trading Children’s Lives for Guns

Guns have become an intimate part of American culture, one that is fed by gun-makers and the gun lobby, the right-wing media and Hollywood, and of course the Republican Party

Brett Wilkins: Critics Warn GOP Climate Plan ‘Farce’ Is Recipe for Planetary Disaster

One campaigner said the Republican strategy—which calls for increasing fossil fuel extraction and exports—”sounds like it was concocted by a comic book supervillain.”

Kim Scipes: Labor Activists Launch New Organization to Challenge AFL-CIO Foreign Policy

Please Help ZNet             Source: CovertAction Magazine Labor activists from across the country, members of a number of unions, publicly announced the creation of LEPAIO, the Labor Education Project on the AFL-CIO International Operations, over the weekend of April 8-9. They held a press conference outside AFL-CIO headquarters on 16th Read more…

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: Poor People Gonna Rise Up

People who are fed up with a broken system are coming together to share their experiences with one another and build power for collective action

Ann Bowers: I Went on Strike to Cancel My Student Debt and Won

Every Debtor Deserves the Same

Cira Pascual Marquina: A Factory without Bosses: Voices from Indorca (Part I)

Indorca workers are the stuff of legend in Venezuela, but their experience teaches us that democratic self-management is a real possibility

Joseph Bullington: Trailer Park Residents Take on Venture Capitalists—and Win

As gentrification sweeps the West, investors are buying up mobile home parks. Residents of this Colorado park got together and bought it themselves

Kerem Schamberger: Turkey’s War Against the Kurds Exposes NATO’s Aggression

For 70 years, Turkey has been a key NATO member — and NATO’s backing for its aggression shows the alliance is no mere defense pact

Dahlia Scheindlin: The New Battle in the Israeli Right’s Relentless War on Palestinians

The West Bank’s Area C represents every layer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Noam Chomsky: We Must Insist That Nuclear Warfare Is an Unthinkable Policy

Tens of millions of people in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are literally facing starvation as the war proceeds, cutting off desperately needed agricultural supplies from the Black Sea region

Norman Solomon: Mass Shootings at Home, Mass Arms Exports Abroad

A Look at Deadly Role of U.S. Weapons Across Globe

William J. Astore: Destroying the Town Is Not Saving It

Two Unsung Heroes as Role Models for the Air Force

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We reject dystopia till the end

It’s appropriate to feel rage at injustice. But the moment they take that away from you, is the moment they get you to acquiesce

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