The Left

Revolutionary Leadership, not Apathy

December 29, 2016 admin 0

Many revolutionaries rightly recognize that the labor movement is weak and decimated. Unions are under siege, losing their last strongholds to the forces of capital one by one. This requires us to address difficult questions […]

USA

Black Lives Matter: Organize for Justice!

July 10, 2016 admin 0

The Red Party condemns the killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana, yet more victims of the terror campaign perpetrated by the armed wing of the state. The slogan ‘Black lives […]

USA

Transform Labor, Transform the Left

May 6, 2016 admin 0

The Chicago Teachers Union, which waged a significant episode in recent labor history during the nine day 2012 strike, mounted another strike on April 1st. 27,000 teachers took to the picket lines and the streets, […]

International

Trans-Pacific Partnership and National Illusions

November 7, 2015 admin 0

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a twelve nation transnational treaty – but one encompassing much more than tariffs – is now entering the public dialogue in a substantial way for the first time in the eight years […]

USA

#BlackLivesMatter and the Working Class

August 30, 2015 Editor 0

(The following is the text of a lead-off presentation, edited for clarity, from a Cedar Rapids, Iowa public forum in solidarity with the #BlackOutAmerica National Day of Action.) The movement that began last August in Ferguson […]

USA

Fight for $15: A Troubling Pattern

August 1, 2015 Editor 0

The fight for $15 scored a limited but noteworthy advance last week in New York, where Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Wage Board (an executive commission comprised of representatives from both capitalists and labor unions) coming […]

International

South Africa: Loyalists Ready to Walk

May 29, 2015 Editor 0

(Originally published in the Weekly Worker.) As the Congress of South African Trade Unions edges towards a formal split, one of the central underlying questions that has helped to fuel the Cosatu crisis is currently […]

USA

Labor and the Iowa Caucuses

May 28, 2015 admin 0

The Iowa AFL-CIO News May 2015 reports on a Working Families Summit in Ames on the 16th, sponsored by the trade unions and the liberal organization Progress Iowa. Coincidentally or not, the small city of […]