White supremacist terror

By BARRY SHEPPARD Three mass shootings in a little over a week have changed the political discussion in the U.S., bringing to the fore white supremacy and the terrorist mass murder it has produced. Many in the media and Democratic presidential candidates have cited Trump’s racist themes and actions as furthering white supremacy and white…

Pa. toxic waste plant defeated — for now

By JOHN LESLIE On the evening of April 30, a contentious meeting of the Falls Township Board of Supervisors denied the site plan application for the Israeli-based Elcon Recycling to build a 32-acre toxic waste “treatment” plant in lower Bucks County, Pa. Hundreds of area residents turned out to oppose construction of the toxic facility.…

Stop & Shop workers authorize a strike

BULLETIN — APRIL 11  — At 1 p.m. this afternoon, Stop and Shop workers in three New England states walked away from their cash registers, shopping aisles, and stockrooms in a coordinated strike action affecting thousands of workers. Picket lines immediately went up outside the stores. The strike includes workers at about 163 stores in…

Quebecois go to the polls

By ROBBIE MAHOOD  Oct. 1 is election day in Quebec, the first under a new law that requires a new mandate every FOUR years. As the population wearies of cutbacks in health care, education, and social services, the Liberal Party government of Philippe Couillard is facing defeat. But this will not be at the hands of…

Duluth workers win safe and sick time ordinance

By ADAM RITSCHER — DULUTH, Minn. — On May 29, by a vote of 7 to 1, the Duluth City Council passed an “Earned Safe and Sick Time” ordinance. The new law mandates that all business owners in the city give their workers time off when they are sick and need time off for other…

Connecticut activists assemble at Climate Justice Teach-in

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—On Feb. 24, around 170 crowded into the Elmwood Community Center here to hear, as the promotional material described the event, “Experts and activists exploring some of the toughest questions facing the climate movement.” Jacqui Patterson, the director of the national NAACP’s Environmental and Justice Program, told the stories of individual people of…

Stop Gaël Quirante’s firing! Unite against repression at La Poste!

Sign the Petition! https://www.change.org/p/non-au-licenciement-de-ga%C3%ABl-regroupons-nous-contre-lanrepressiona-la-poste-et-ailleurs Once again, Gaël Quirante, departmental secretary of SUD Activités Postales 92 (a Post Office trade union) and a militant of the Social Front, is undergoing disciplinary abuse: 10 tries to fire him in 14 years, and almost a year of cumulated disciplinary suspensions. La Poste (the French postal company) tried to fire him…

Palestine leadership suspends recognition of Israel

By WAYNE DELUCA The Palestine Liberation Organization’s central council voted on Jan. 15 to “suspend recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders and revokes the decision to annex East Jerusalem and expand and build settlements.” This is an important move that would also reverse the Palestinian leadership’s adherence…

The Lenin of libertarianism

By CLIFF CONNER  Nancy MacLean, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.” Viking, 2017. Who is James McGill Buchanan? He was a Nobel laureate in “economic sciences,” but if his name is unfamiliar to you, you are not alone. He was not a publicity hound. He didn’t broadcast…

Labor Briefing

By BILL ONASCH • “Without Their Brain and Muscle Not a Single Wheel Can Turn”—For six days, beginning on Nov. 1, over 4700 Philadelphia transit workers, members of Transport Workers Union Local 234, shut down bus, trolley, and subway lines normally carrying more than 900,000 passengers daily. While more than a dozen items remained unresolved…

RESISTANCE: weekly press round up

–Anti-Trump Protests Held Across the U.S.   –Southern California SEIU Caucuses Call On AFL-CIO to Kick Out Police Union   –Condemn the mass killing of Maoists in India   –How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Fail to Help Struggling Farmers   –NFL players plan further activism on police   –Think Democrats Take Labor’s Money and Loyalty…

Corbyn set to beat Labour right wing, again

  By BARRY WEISLEDER British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn is on track to retain his job and defeat the right-wing challenge to his leadership. The 67-year-old, self-described Marxist campaigns for re-nationalization of public utilities and railways, and for unilateral disarmament of nuclear weapons. Corbyn beat out three other MPs to become Leader in October…