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The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going

This story originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine on Nov. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission. A strike involving 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs,…

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10 years later, the Fight for $15 and a Union continues

On Nov. 29, 2012, over 100 fast food workers in New York City walked off the job to demand that their wages be increased to…

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Could We See a Rail Strike?

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Nov. 24, 2022. It is shared here with permission. Despite fanfare from the White House and Secretary…

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Twitter may be in violation of German labor law

Twitter has been conducting massive layoffs across its global workforce in the weeks since the company was officially acquired by Elon Musk, but Musk’s slash-and-burn…

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Amid devastating floods, Pakistan and China partner to build climate resilience

As part of an ambitious initiative to build climate resilience in the aftermath of disastrous floods, Pakistan has, with Chinese assistance, put up a high-tech…

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Why hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers in the Midwest unionized

This story originally appeared in Workday Magazine on Nov. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The Supreme Court may have struck down Roe…

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LGBTQ+ Nightclub shooting in Colorado Springs probed as possible hate crime

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 20, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. A mass…

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New York Times draws sweeping conclusions when reform district attorneys lose, ignores them entirely when they win

When San Francisco voters recalled their reform prosecutor Chesa Boudin in June of this year, The (non-San Francisco-based) New York Times ran several articles about…

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What the hell is going on with the British Conservative Party?

For anyone seeing the international news about the UK’s currently-ruling Conservative Party, it can be difficult to follow just what the hell is going on….

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Alabama’s striking coal miners are upping the ante

Hundreds of coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been out on strike since April 1, 2020—and, as the strike nears its…

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Biden needs to accept that the US can’t intimidate North Korea

An increasingly tense standoff has been simmering on the Korean Peninsula for months, and is now escalating to a potentially “uncontrollable phase,” North Korean officials…

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Indigenous resistance and the roots of Ecuador’s National Strike

“He was my uncle. They killed him during the strike in the center of Puyo, here in Ecuador. He was my uncle, he was Oldemar…

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New School staff strike shows the institution is not so progressive when it comes to faculty pay

The union representing part-time faculty at The New School, a prestigious private university in New York, has been telling its members “You are The New…

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Alabama prison strikers’ demands push for decarceration

This story originally appeared in Prism on Nov. 11, 2022. Hours before dawn on Sept. 26, the incarcerated workers who run the prison kitchens across…

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Making the painful history of Maryland lynchings more visible

No matter how gigantic or modest, memorials and monuments retain a certain power that we can feel when we encounter them. There are remnants of…

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The SEIU’s own staff are on strike in one of the largest union staff strikes in US history

Vehicles plowing through picket lines is nothing new for the labor movement, but usually the aggressors are replacement workers (“scabs”) or corporate managers. Rarely is…

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Israel has lost Thomas Friedman, the NYTimes columnist who protected its image for four decades

This story originally appeared in Mondoweiss on Nov. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission. This site has been second to none in our…

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At COP27, damages to Global South nations from climate change finally on the agenda

This article originally appeared in Peoples Dispatch on Nov. 7, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons 4.0 (CC BY-SA) license. Over 45,000…

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‘They’re Looking for Every Advantage’: GOP Sues to Block Thousands of Ballots in Key States

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 7, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. National and…

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Chris Hedges: The politicians who destroyed our democracy want us to vote for them to save it

This story originally appeared in Scheerpost on Nov. 6, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The bipartisan project of dismantling our democracy, which took…

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Fleeing Kherson: A family’s story of separation by the Russo-Ukrainian War

In early February, Alexander was working as a seaman docked in China. He had been away from Ukraine, his home country, for two and a…

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US pressuring new left-wing Honduras government over privatized cities

This story was originally jointly published by Workday Magazine and The American Prospect on Oct. 28, 2022. © The American Prospect, Inc., Prospect.org, 2022. All…

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