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“Yellow Vests” (“Gilets Jaune” named after roadside-safety vests) are a mass popular movement against the current establishment. It is a revolt that has been simmering in France for years. A revolt by ordinary people against...

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Fifteen charter schools in Chicago are making history with the first major charter school strike in the U.S. Coming after the massive #RedforEd strike movement that swept the country from West Virginia to Arizona earlier...

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Speech given by Seattle City Councilmember and member of Socialist Alternative Kshama Sawant on November 13th, 2018 just before the Council voted 8-1 to approve the Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract I will be voting...

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Transcript of speech given by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant on November 13 just before the Council voted 8-1 to approve the new Seattle Police Officers Guild Contract I will be voting ‘NO’ today on...

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Since the 1980s unions have been almost constantly on the defensive, facing a relentless neoliberal offensive by the bosses. Despite some spectacular rearguard struggles, the trend has been toward defeated strikes and a retreat by...

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On September 18, 2018, McDonald’s workers, who have also been fighting for $15 an hour, went on strike against sexual harassment in 10 cities across the U.S. including Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., and New Orleans....

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Interview with Ahmed Ali Al-Qidani, on behalf of the Total Gas Labour Union of Yemen The interview below describes the conditions surrounding the recent decision, by over a hundred workers in Yemen, to set up...

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One hundred years after the Russian Revolution and 50 years after the revolutionary general strike in France in 1968, many on the left question whether the working class has a central role in changing society....

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Hunger strike by young detainees • Solidarity protests needed chinaworker.info reporters In the final week of August the CCP (‘Communist’ Party) dictatorship launched a nationally coordinated crackdown against left youth activists and workers fighting for...

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Police repression against workers at Shenzhen factory who are campaigning to set up a democratic trade union chinaworker.info reporters On 11 August, Shen Mengyu, well-known as a Maoist and worker activist, was seized while eating dinner with...

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