U.S. | The betrayal of Reconstruction

This year, Juneteenth (June 19), marks the 157th anniversary of the final action for the emancipation of enslaved people, when U.S. troops arrived in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth is now a national holiday, a gain that was won from the George Floyd upsurge, but a holiday is not enough. Much...

U.S. | What’s the story behind inflation?

By Ua Khan The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the rate of inflation rose to 8.6% in May, the latest high in a period of rapid growth in prices following the COVID-19 recession in March 2020. Indeed, inflation is now higher than it has been in the past 40...

U.S. | AFL-CIO convention talks about ‘change’ — but how much change?

By John Leslie Originally posted on Workers' Voice The recent AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia elected President Liz Shuler, who had taken the helm of the labor federation after the sudden death of former President Richard Trumka, to a full term as president of the largest labor federation in the United States....

U.S. | Buffalo, NY shooting tied to racist ‘great replacement’ theory

By John Leslie Originally published on Workers' Voice On Saturday, May 14, a white supremacist gunman, Payton Gendron, 18, entered a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., and slaughtered 10 people, while wounding three more. Eleven of the 13 victims shot during the incident are Black. The shooter live-streamed video of his...

U.S. | Mobilize in the streets to defeat the attacks on abortion rights!

According to a leaked initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court is poised to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which guarantees the right to an abortion. The ruling would likely ban or further limit abortion in 28 states, meaning that more...

Statement on the Fusion of Socialist Resurgence and Workers’ Voice

We live in a period characterized by escalating capitalist crises, imperialist conflict and war (i.e., the invasion of Ukraine), and catastrophic environmental destruction. At the same time, there has been an increase in struggle by workers and the oppressed across the world. This includes the mass upsurges in many...

Biden’s Imperialist “Aid” to Ukraine and the Tasks of Socialists in the U.S.

As we begin the fifth week of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is increasing its military “aid” to Ukraine and the economic warfare against Russia, doing everything to create an imperialist bloc against Russia short of direct military intervention. By Florence Oppen In his speech on the “State of...

Stalinism and Pan-Africanism – Part III

In previous articles, we have shown that after Stalin and Dimitrov took over the leadership of the III International, the orientation given to the communist parties was to implement the policy that would most benefit the USSR's ruling bureaucracy. By Américo Gomes and Jasão Rodrigues This policy, which resulted in...

Biden Keeps US$7 Billion Away from Starving Afghan people

On February 11, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order allocating $3.5 billion of frozen Afghan reserves in U.S. banks to the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks.   By Fabio Bosco   The remaining US$3.5 billion will be allocated to humanitarian aid via the U.N. This money will only...

U.S. | Oakland Public School Community Fights Back Against School Closures

The resistance of Oakland teachers and public school community members forced the school board to keep open 7 schools that were slated for closure, but the Oakland School Board is still set to close 11 schools by the next school year in a bid to privatize the Oakland school...

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