Today, Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are launching a six-hour strike on Prime Day, the company’s biggest shopping event of the year. If successful, they could ignite similar actions across the country — and make Jeff Bezos really start to worry about worker power.
The US victory in the Women’s World Cup highlighted pay discrimination against women in sports. But the problem persists throughout the economy — especially in jobs without unions.
Bernie Sanders’s record on abortion rights is far better than his detractors give him credit for. A Sanders presidency plus a mass movement for reproductive rights would be a powerful combination.
We shouldn’t relinquish science to those who would depoliticize it or use it to prop up the ruling class. We should harness it for emancipatory, transformative ends.
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The evidence is now overwhelming — Lula was the victim of a politically motivated campaign to keep him from returning to power. He must be freed.
On Bastille Day 1889, militants from around the world met in Paris to declare an international union of socialist parties. The Second International promised to spread the spirit of the revolution across borders, only itself to fall victim to nationalist passions.
Rashida Tlaib talks to Jacobin about her family’s struggles, fighting giveaways to Detroit’s mega-rich developers, trespassing (allegedly) to stop environmental racism on the waterfront, ending poverty, justice for Palestine, and why Congress should impeach Trump.
San Francisco’s school board is destroying an important antiracist mural created by a communist in the 1930s. And progressives at places like the Nation magazine are applauding for some reason.
Shaun Scott is a DSA member running for Seattle City Council. We talked to him about his bold platform: building public housing, taxing the rich, and pushing for a municipal Green New Deal.
Sara Nelson in her own words on building a fighting labor movement, the proud history of democratic socialism in America, how workers ended the shutdown, and how they’ll stop Trump, too.
In the recent Democratic debate, Julián Castro raised the idea of ending the criminalization of crossing the border. It’s a good idea: prosecuting border crossings is stupid, cruel, and has a sordid, racist history. Let’s do it — then go much further.
Hector Figueroa, the president of SEIU 32BJ, which represents some 175,000 union members primarily in the building services, passed away on July 11, at just 57. His death is a tragic loss not just to his family and friends but to the Left and to the labor movement.
Thirty years ago this summer, 60,000 telephone workers walked off the job in New York and New England — and stayed out for seventeen weeks. Their struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became one of labor’s few big strike victories, during a decade that began with the disastrous defeat of PATCO, the national air traffic controllers union.
Now in his 90th year, Noam Chomsky is still blessing us with his insights. Here he is on climate change, US empire, antisemitism, Venezuela, and much more.