International Workers’ Day celebrations were held in different countries of West Asia and North Africa on Monday, May 1, with trade unions and left parties organizing mass demonstrations. Marking the day, workers raised slogans of unity and revolution against capitalist exploitation.
After 50 derailed train cars in the U.S. Midwestern state of Ohio caused an explosive fire that led to the release of toxic fumes into the air, workers argue corporate cost-cutting was the culprit. Peoples Dispatch reports.
Many people on the left had followed the actions of the People's Summit for Democracy, the well-publicized counter event to the Summit of the Americas the Biden administration hosted last week. What some may not know is anti-imperialists held two other summits: One coalition of mainly Los Angeles-based organizations hosted actions in the city prior to the start of the People's Summit while another coalition organized the Workers' Summit of the Americas June 10-12 in Tijuana, Mexico, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
In March 2020, India’s health ministry tasked 1 million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) with COVID-19 duty in rural areas. This, in a country where 65 percent of its 1.38 billion people live outside cities. Suddenly, ASHAs’ workload increased exponentially. Yet, they remain underpaid and now suffer stress-related chronic ailments, reports Sanket Jain.
Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred, reports Frances Madeson.