Indian Farmers’ Rise Against Modi Regime

By Umar Shahid (The article below by Umar Shahid is an update on the historic January 26 mobilizations in India against the neoliberal policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The previous strike/protest of November 26, 2020, the “Bharat Bandh” meaning the 24-hour closure of, included a monumental 250 million participants! See “India Strike Wave is Biggest in World … Continue reading Indian Farmers’ Rise Against Modi Regime

Julian Assange wins first round against U.S. extradition

By Nathan Fuller Almost immediately upon District Judge Vanessa Baraitster’s early January ruling that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange would not be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States on medical grounds, lawyers representing the U.S. announced their intent to appeal that decision. Two days later, Judge Baraitser, whose ruling rejected Assange’s free speech and democratic … Continue reading Julian Assange wins first round against U.S. extradition

As Biden returns “civilization” to Washington…Capitalism Cannot Be Reformed

By Jeff  Mackler Capitalist “civilization” returned to the nation’s capitol on Jan. 20, Joseph Biden’s Inauguration Day. Replete with 25,000 troops forming an iron ring around the few thousand establishment dignitaries gathered to pay homage to the new president, with deep roots in America’s racist, warmongering past and present, the event aimed at reassuring the … Continue reading As Biden returns “civilization” to Washington…Capitalism Cannot Be Reformed

The Truth About Recycling Plastics

By Paul Goettlich We’re told that a world without plastics is impossible to imagine. But 70 years ago, I lived with almost none of it. Modern humans lived without it for almost 200-thousand years. Now it’s plainly an existential threat to all life on Earth. And it’s literally everywhere. It’s impossible to overstate how much … Continue reading The Truth About Recycling Plastics

Climate Carbon Net-Zero: Biden’s Fancy Footwork

By James Fortin Both the Democratic Party and much of the major media have doted on the progressive steps the Biden administration will take regarding the climate crisis. While legislation addressing the climate catastrophe on our doorstep has not yet been forthcoming, Biden’s flurry of executive orders portray him as seriously addressing the issue. Indeed, … Continue reading Climate Carbon Net-Zero: Biden’s Fancy Footwork

Trump’s “free speech” for billionaires

By Jeff Mackler The world noticed when two billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, pushed a button and de-platformed then president Donald Trump from their social media empires. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the content around them,” Twitter wrote, “we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk … Continue reading Trump’s “free speech” for billionaires

Fairbanks, Alaska to open schools in the face of deadly COVID-19 pandemic

By Samela Jones The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District  (FNSBSD) has decided to begin in-person classes beginning on January19, 2021. This decision is opposed by all of the unions representing school teachers, school support workers and principals. The school district claims that the return to school is “optional.” However, peer pressure of students to … Continue reading Fairbanks, Alaska to open schools in the face of deadly COVID-19 pandemic

India Strike Wave is Biggest in World History

By Marty Goodman As many as 250 million in India were on strike Nov. 26 against the right-wing policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu chauvinist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) – the biggest strike in world history! The struggle mobilized millions of farmers - thousands of them on tractors – joined by striking … Continue reading India Strike Wave is Biggest in World History

Trump fanatics invade Capitol as his presidency disintegrates

By Jeff Mackler Chaos and disarray marked an electrified Washington, D.C. political scene in the days immediately following the Wednesday, Jan. 6 President Donald Trump-instigated rampaging mob that stormed the Capitol Building aimed at preventing an in-session joint meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate from certifying Joseph Biden’s Nov. 3 Electoral College … Continue reading Trump fanatics invade Capitol as his presidency disintegrates

You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class

By Glen Ford, Dec. 17, 2020 The Black misleaders have been busy selling out Black people for half a century, but are still only barely tolerated by the rich man’s Democratic Party and its racist figurehead, Joe Biden. “The Black misleaders have no bite and have not even dared to bark in half a century.” The … Continue reading You Can’t Shame the Shameless Black Misleadership Class

Assange wins first round in UK Court… Prosecution of Assange Is an Attack on Our Own Humanity

By Nozomi Hayase [Editors note: The article below was written a few days before a UK court ruled on Jan. 4 against the request of the U.S. government to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S. to face spurious charges under the Espionage Act that could place Assange in prison for over 100 years charges.  While … Continue reading Assange wins first round in UK Court… Prosecution of Assange Is an Attack on Our Own Humanity

Ruling class installs Biden over Trump

January 5, 2021 By Jeff Mackler President de-elect and wannabe but failed soft coup plotter Donald Trump suffered under the delusion that he ran the country, that he could effectively rescue it from the “Washington, D.C. swamp dweller-insiders,” who he repeatedly dubbed the “dark state.” Trump never defined this enterprise but repeatedly argued that it … Continue reading Ruling class installs Biden over Trump

Democrats and Republicans Converge on Trade, War and Israel

By JEFF MACKLER Democrats’ sound and fury in denouncing President Trump’s unilateral imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports has given way to general agreement, if not bi-partisan praise, for Trump’s pending tariff deals with China. The same with Trump’s essential denunciation of the WTO, the hitherto world institution aimed at the increasingly impossible objective of … Continue reading Democrats and Republicans Converge on Trade, War and Israel

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 … Continue reading White supremacist terror

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. … Continue reading Pa. toxic waste plant defeated — for now

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 … Continue reading Stop & Shop workers authorize a strike

Keep the pressure on DA Krasner to free Mumia!

By JOHN LESLIE  On Dec. 28, one day after the decision by Judge Leon Tucker opening the door to further appeals by Mumia Abu-Jamal, employees of the Philadelphia District Attorney's office “found” six boxes in a storage space, while allegedly looking for office furniture. Five of the six boxes are marked with the name McCann, … Continue reading Keep the pressure on DA Krasner to free Mumia!

The yellow vests struggle and the French crisis

This interview with Pierre Rousset, a leading member of the Fourth International and the Nouveau Parti Anti-capitalist in France, is to be published in Chinese on the Borderless website, in Hong Kong. The English-language version was published at http://www.europe-solidaire.org/. Au Loog Yu - The French president Macron’s wanting to raise the gasoline tax is supposed to be … Continue reading The yellow vests struggle and the French crisis

What’s the real cause of California’s wildfire disaster?

By PHIL HEARSE Things are getting serious. At least 31 dead [84 dead on Nov. 24 — eds.] and maybe 200 missing. Thousands of homes and businesses burned down. And three raging fires, one in the north of the state and two in the south, are still not under control [written on Nov. 12]. There … Continue reading What’s the real cause of California’s wildfire disaster?