Workers Of The World Unite!

May 14, 2018

Karl Marx was born 200 years ago on May 5th, and his birthday was celebrated all over the world. Why is he still remembered? Why do politicians and journalists who defend the capitalist system continue to attack him? They are

Teachers on the March – The Strikes Spread

May 8, 2018

The successful West Virginia Teachers Strike in March has inspired walkouts and demonstrations by school teachers and staff in other states, and strikes in Oklahoma and Arizona. Education workers are demanding increased funding for school programs their students need as

France: Railroad Workers Lead the Way

May 8, 2018

Tens of thousands of workers demonstrated across France on May Day protesting the policies of the government and their rightwing president, former investment banker Emanuel Macron. Since Macron’s election a year ago, his government has attacked the rights of workers,

Young People Challenge the Violence of Society

May 8, 2018

Future history books may recall 2018 as the year of the students’ uprising against violence. We have for many years endured mass murders in the U.S. by gunfire especially, but also bombings and vehicles used as weapons. But with the

Colin Kaepernick: His Silence Will not be Bought

May 8, 2018

Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, became a free agent in 2017, he hasn’t been signed by any NFL team. For months Kaepernick and his lawyer, along with many NFL players and sports journalists, have claimed that Kaepernick

Palestine: Gaza in the Crosshairs

May 8, 2018

Since March 30, Palestinians living in the Gaza strip have staged demonstrations against their treatment at the hands of Israel. Gaza is home to nearly two million people, living in a region smaller than Los Angeles. Along with the West

Time To Reclaim Our Day – May Day!

April 30, 2018

May 1st or May Day, is known as International Workers Day throughout the world. Despite the U.S. ruling class’s efforts to hide our history from us, it is our holiday. That is, it’s our day to celebrate our history, our

The Attack on Syria: Total Hypocrisy!

April 16, 2018

On Friday night, the U.S. military, along with the French and British military, launched about 118 missiles into Syria. These strikes, flagrant and completely unnecessary acts of aggression, do nothing to help the people of Syria or end the years

Stop the U.S. War Machine!

April 2, 2018

The U.S. war machine is in constant motion, from troops on the ground in Syria, to aircraft carriers on maneuvers in the South China Sea. The U.S. military maintains nuclear weapons poised and ready to unleash “fire and fury”, as

The Strike in West Virginia – An Example for us All

March 30, 2018

On Thursday, February 22, teachers in two of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties walked out. By Monday, March 1, schools shut down state-wide. Thousands of teachers and staff rallied in Charleston demanding raises and protesting increases in healthcare premiums. Eight days

Trump’s Budget Declares War at Home and Abroad

March 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s budget for 2019 is a declaration of war on poor and working people all over the world and in the U.S. The $4.4 trillion budget proposes a combination of further increases in military spending, more tax cuts

Martin Luther King Jr., April 1968 and Our Struggle Today

March 30, 2018

In early April 1968, fifty years ago this month, Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis to support the sanitation workers’ strike. The workers – almost all of them African American – had been on strike since February 12, demanding

Baltimore Police: The System is Corrupt

March 30, 2018

The Gun Trace Task Force of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) was a special unit organized officially to get guns off the streets and prevent violence. But eight of the nine members of the Task Force were charged with

Film Review: Black Panther

March 30, 2018

Black Panther is a big budget superhero film written and directed by Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan. Black Panther is the story of the superhero king of Wakanda, an isolated but wealthy African nation that hides its existence.

The Future Is In Our Hands!

March 29, 2018

Today millions of people across this country have joined together to say “No more violence in our schools.” and “No more violence in our communities.” We are all here because students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,

A Society Based On Violence!

March 24, 2018

We are right to question the violence of our society, where mass shooting and brutality have become accepted as normal. The system of capitalism values human life and the planet only as resources to be exploited and profited from, creating

There Is Hope When We Stand Up For Ourselves

March 19, 2018

In response to the brutal murders of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the whole community responded in shock and outrage. The students took the lead, saying that they were going to make sure that such a

Parkland Students – We Won’t Go Back to Normal!

March 3, 2018

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida returned to school two weeks after a 19-year old former-student gunned down 17 people there. Most of the students said they were ready to return, but promised they would not

Voting for the Democrats is a Dead End!

February 27, 2018

The first year of the Trump administration was one outrage after another. We’ve seen the deportation of immigrant workers, the assault on a woman’s right to control her body, the repeal of basic environmental protections, a tax cut for billionaires,

Supreme Court: Ready to Undermine Unions

February 27, 2018

On February 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing the case Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers). The case is about whether public sector unions should be able to collect money from all the workers

Baltimore Schools: Unfit for Our Children!

February 27, 2018

Public schools across Baltimore City had to close in early January because their heating systems couldn’t deal with the winter weather. Despite Maryland’s chronic underfunding of Baltimore schools according to the state’s own formula, the governor suddenly found $2.5 million

NY/NJ Transit: A Real Trainwreck!

February 27, 2018

For the past decade, transit riders in the New York-New Jersey area have become increasingly frustrated on their daily rides to and from work. Under severe cuts, transit services have declined while prices have increased across the board. For decades,

Nabi Saleh, Palestine – An Example of Defiance

February 27, 2018

On December 15, a 16 year old girl, Ahed Tamimi, confronted Israeli soldiers who stormed into Nabi Saleh, her village in Palestine. Ahed’s cousin Mohammed had been shot in the head, a nearly fatal wound. Ahed slapped one of the

The State Of Black America – A State Of Emergency

February 19, 2018

Donald Trump has boasted about a December rate of unemployment of 6.8% for Black people which then shot up to 7.7% in January. What do these numbers mean? First, there is unemployment because this society doesn’t provide enough jobs. Secondly,

Super Bowl –Wealth and Hypocrisy on Display

February 5, 2018

This past weekend was Super Bowl Sunday and many of us got together with friends and family to watch the game, if we were fortunate enough to have some time off. This was a great chance to blow off some

Who Will Defend Our Rights? Not Politicians!

January 22, 2018

Trump and the Republicans have shown their contempt for women’s basic rights. They have justified sexual attacks and violence and presided over massive cuts to women’s healthcare funding and protections to access. Last Friday they changed a regulation that allows

When Ordinary People Did Extraordinary Things

January 9, 2018

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s through the 1970s was one of the most significant social movements in U.S. history. It included millions of people in its ranks. It was a grass roots movement often organized locally. It was

Sexual Violence – An Abuse of Power

January 9, 2018

Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood power broker, was recently charged by a number of well-known actresses with rape and sexual assault. The rumors about Weinstein go back to 1984. This violent predator was a Hollywood celebrity and a friend of the

No Cuts To Our Schools! Chop From The Top!

December 4, 2017

The Oakland Unified School Board is threatening to cut $15.1 million from the OUSD (Oakland Unified School District) budget. If approved by the School Board, the cuts would be implemented this month. School administrations are being told that they have

Housing: A Luxury for the Rich?

November 28, 2017

Across the country, landlords and developers are seizing every opportunity to raise rents, kick out workers and the poor, and bring in families able to pay skyrocketing prices for housing. Housing is becoming a luxury that only the rich can

Holidays On Our Terms, Not The Corporations’

November 20, 2017

The holiday season is coming around. For many, it may be a chance to take some time to spend with family and friends. It’s always nice to have time to catch a breath from work. For others that work in

Sexual Violence – An Abuse of Power

November 6, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood power broker, was recently charged by a number of well-known actresses with rape and sexual assault. This violent predator was a Hollywood celebrity and a friend of the Clintons. The rumors about Weinstein go back to

Trump: Making the Rich Richer Again

October 31, 2017

It’s been a year since the election of Trump and it couldn’t be any clearer that this is an administration that only represents the richest of the rich. For those workers who may have thought that he would fight in

Trump’s Tax Plan: Enriching The Already Rich

October 23, 2017

Donald Trump and the GOP got closer to one of their main goals: reforming the tax system. The Senate passed a budget bill for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. Trump says that his proposed tax plan is good for ordinary

Puerto Rico: Profits Over People

October 9, 2017

Conditions in Puerto Rico continue to deteriorate after the island was leveled when Hurricane Maria hit on September 20. The vast majority of its electric and telecommunications infrastructure has been destroyed while half of the island is still without drinking

We Can Learn From the Russian Revolution

October 2, 2017

October 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, when the workers of Russia, fed up with the misery of capitalist rule, overthrew the capitalists and took power into their own hands in the most democratic revolution in world

Disasters Reveal a Bankrupt Society

September 25, 2017

The past few weeks have been overwhelming, with hurricanes ripping up entire cities and islands along with the recent devastating earthquakes in Mexico. Even though these disasters have all been acts of nature, their intensity, frequency, and impact on poor

These Are Not Natural Disasters!

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey was called the most devastating hurricane ever – until Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma is setting records for size and devastation in the Caribbean, destroying 95% of the buildings on some islands. And now Irma has landed in Florida

Labor Day: Not Just Another Holiday

September 1, 2017

When we think of Labor Day we usually think of barbecues, picnics or maybe just the start of football season. Labor Day usually signals the end of summer and a time to be with friends, family and coworkers to enjoy

We Can Defend Ourselves

August 21, 2017

The horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia shocked people across the country when a young neo-nazi drove his car into counter-demonstrators, killing Heather Heyer and seriously injuring 19 others. This was the outcome of the mobilization to “Unite the Right”, a

A World of War = A World for Profits

August 7, 2017

We are living in a world dominated by war. For those in the middle of the wars it is a life of chaos and crisis. In the U.S. and other countries distant from the fighting, the wars have other impacts.

Trump & the Arrogance Of The 1%

July 24, 2017

People are fed up with the politicians who are running this country. Recent polls show that 58% disapprove of Trump and 81% disapprove of Congress. The figures are probably higher since most people are never polled. People are correct to

Politicians Threaten Our Health and Our Lives

July 10, 2017

The headlines have been full of discussion about the Affordable Care act known as “Obamacare”. Will the U.S. Congress led by the Republicans repeal it and replace it with something much worse for ordinary people? Will they do what Trump

The Fourth of July – Whose Revolution?

July 4, 2017

Fourth of July is this week and we are hearing all the calls to be patriotic. But what does it mean to be patriotic when every politician is either attacking us or useless to defend our interests? What does it

TrumpCare: Another Rip-Off for the Rich

May 7, 2017

The Republicans have finally succeeded in their first step to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare). This will mean an attack on millions of people’s access to health care. For all its problems, the ACA did

Democrats and Republicans Both Defend the Rich

April 28, 2017

With the Trump administration in the White House, many are wishing that Clinton had been elected. Now, attempting to rebuild its credibility, the Democratic Party has mobilized its forces through various social justice and environmental organizations and coalitions in order

The Only Ones Who Should Be Deported Are The 1%

April 28, 2017

Trump’s administration has made attacks on immigrants central to his presidency. Whether it is the increase in Homeland Security funding, more ICE raids, detentions and deportations or the threat to build a billion dollar border wall with Mexico or the

Trump’s Policies – Accelerating to Ecological Destruction

April 23, 2017

The world’s environment was in a dangerous state even before the election of Donald Trump. The world’s scientific community repeatedly pointed to the coming ecological catastrophe if carbon emissions were not drastically reduced, slowing the warming of the earth’s atmosphere.

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