Workers in the U.S. may be on the cusp of a big labor upsurge. In 2021, petitions to hold union elections were up more than 50 percent over the previous year during the six months ending in March, on pace to reach its highest point in at least a decade. Successful organizing struggles at Amazon, Starbucks and other locations continue to grow. Angry younger workers in particular are stepping up to play militant leadership roles, many with Black Lives Matter protest experience.
By Jeff Mackler [Editor’s Note: One year ago we published this article on the events and meaning of January 6. In the time since, its
By JEFF MACKLER
At the heart of the Rittenhouse case is the divide between the anti-racist masses and the smaller reactionary racist layers who seek to join in with the ruling class in opposing anti-racist and workers’ struggles.