Since Bernie Sanders’s defeat in 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US left has been largely disorganized. The time is ripe for Bernie and the Squad to create a new mass organization to confront today’s crises.
The media isn’t conveying how serious the Taiwan situation is. China is willing to fight for the island — possibly with tactical nuclear weapons — and if war comes to the Taiwan Strait, the US has a high chance of losing.
A year ago, nobody would have expected that thousands of US Starbucks workers would unionize. But they have. The pace of Starbucks workers' victories slowed slightly last month, but the union is still rolling on.
Workers at the Chicago nonprofit LGBTQ health provider Howard Brown say management has not prioritized what’s best for either patients or workers — and that they’re organizing a union to change that.
They’re grotesque symbols of plutocratic wealth and massive drivers of the climate crisis. We should ban private jets.
The public history of Manhattan’s Chinatown often exoticizes the neighborhood and its residents. But in its streets and its sweatshops, Chinatown has long been the site of mass struggles by Chinese immigrants.
Ilhan Omar, one of the most left-wing members of Congress, faces a primary challenger, Don Samuels, backed by an unsavory circle of right-wing billionaires and cops. Despite being an enemy of public schools, he’s calling himself a progressive.
UPS drivers are facing dangerously hot working conditions this summer. But instead of installing AC, or making changes that would reduce exposure to extreme heat, the company is installing cameras to surveil workers on the job. Now drivers are fighting back.
Eugene Debs supported the struggles of workers everywhere for power on the job. That included Chicago teachers — who he praised in this 1915 article, never before reprinted, for doggedly fighting a local ban on their union.
Most of us don’t want self-driving cars, yet governments are kowtowing to firms like Tesla rather than planning for sustainable means of transport. It’s just one example of how Silicon Valley has hijacked public infrastructure to sell us stuff we don’t need.
US labor law is designed to prevent railroad strikes like the kind that shook America in the past. But the constant cuts to staffing levels and erosion of conditions for rail workers could produce a national rail walkoff by September.
South Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arabian Peninsula, gave birth to its most radical government in the 1960s and ’70s. The achievements and failings of Yemeni socialism are a vital case study as Yemen seeks to recover from a catastrophic war.