Spain: Working Class Fights Back Against Selective Pandemic Lockdown in Madrid

By David Martinez Since late September, working class residents of Madrid have fought back against selective coronavirus restrictions that the government is only implementing in poor neighborhoods while allowing wealthy areas to operate without oversight. Chanting, “It’s not lockdown, it’s segregation!” and holding banners with slogans such as “They don’t confine the rich,” the residents have protested in the streets in massive numbers and at … Continue reading Spain: Working Class Fights Back Against Selective Pandemic Lockdown in Madrid

Brazil: Liga Operaria (Workers League) Issues Solidarity Statement with Austin’s Targeted Three

By Ed Dalton Liga Operaria (LO), in English, Workers’ League, a revolutionary and democratic workers organization in Brazil, has issued solidarity with Austin’s Targeted Three. In their statement they affirm, “The Liga Operária is in solidarity with the three Austin prisoners and we condemn the criminalization of them, who are persecuted for participating in a fair fight in defense of Black people and the poor … Continue reading Brazil: Liga Operaria (Workers League) Issues Solidarity Statement with Austin’s Targeted Three

Texas: Residents Brace for Impact as Tesla Gigafactory Confirmed for Del Valle

By Mike Talavera Electric car manufacturer Tesla announced this week that it would be taking the $60+ million tax break deal from Travis County and the Del Valle School District to build a $1.1 billion “Gigafactory.” The politicians and officials who made the deal, whose careers stand to benefit from securing one of the biggest development projects in Central Texas history, did so over the … Continue reading Texas: Residents Brace for Impact as Tesla Gigafactory Confirmed for Del Valle

Oxnard: Protesters March on Quarantined Farmworker Housing Facility, Issue Demands

By Serran Soledad On Monday, protesters gathered outside Villa Las Brisas housing facility for a march against conditions that led to a major Covid-19 outbreak there in late June. 188 migrant farmworkers tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being housed at Reiter Affiliated Companies’ (RAC) facility during the Spring work season. Organized by Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group, the protest called for RAC to meet … Continue reading Oxnard: Protesters March on Quarantined Farmworker Housing Facility, Issue Demands

Texas: Tesla Demands Millions in Tax Breaks for “Gigafactory” from Poor Community

By Mike Talavera Electric car manufacturer Tesla, run by the high-profile billionaire Elon Musk, is currently in negotiations with Travis County and the Del Valle School District to secure tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks for the “Gigafactory” it wants to build in the neglected eastern part of the county. Residents, the majority of them working class Chicanos and Latino immigrants, have expressed … Continue reading Texas: Tesla Demands Millions in Tax Breaks for “Gigafactory” from Poor Community

40% of COVID-19 Pandemic Deaths in the US Occur In Nursing Homes

By Peter Cherry Based on data gathered by the New York Times, at least 40% of all Coronavirus related deaths in the US have been at nursing homes, targeting the elderly population as well as the low-wage workers who service the facilities. At least 54,000 of the over 125,500 confirmed Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are residents or workers at these facilities that serve seniors, … Continue reading 40% of COVID-19 Pandemic Deaths in the US Occur In Nursing Homes

Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base

By Nélida Tello On Monday, imperialist President Donald Trump announced the suspension of new temporary work visas; H-1B, L-1, and J until January 2021, leaving open the possibility of extending the suspension. The move will impact more than 500,000 nonimmigrant workers and will disproportionately target Indian nonimmigrants on the H-1B visa. The effects of the executive order will be felt in 2021, as the issuance … Continue reading Trump Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa in Appeal to Reactionary Base

Workers League (Brazil): Long Live a Class-Conscious and Combative 1st of May!

This is an unofficial translation of the statement, Viva o 1º de maio classista e combativo! written by the Workers League (Liga Operária) of Brazil. By Liga Operária More than at any time in our recent history, it is time to warmly greet the day of all the workers in the world.  Long live the class-conscious and combative May 1st of 2020! We salute the … Continue reading Workers League (Brazil): Long Live a Class-Conscious and Combative 1st of May!

Austin: Combative May Day March Takes Place Despite Fascist Harassment and State Repression

By the Editorial Board Communists, revolutionaries, and activists took to the streets of downtown Austin this May 1st to carry out the annual combative red International Workers Day march for the 6th consecutive year. This year’s demonstration was of special importance due to the economic crisis and subsequent health crisis that has gripped the world. The militants convened around 5pm at Republic Square Park; the … Continue reading Austin: Combative May Day March Takes Place Despite Fascist Harassment and State Repression

Essential Workers Strike on May Day

By Sandra Harris Workers at a handful of major companies such as Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target, Shipt, and FedEx are calling in sick or walking out today for International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and hazard pay. Workers at Trader Joe’s have also showed support for the strike and announced that they will participate. Many of these workers are in low-wage jobs, … Continue reading Essential Workers Strike on May Day