Posts in: International

Labor Weather Report Feb 2016 — A glance at how some workers and their unions are faring in the class struggle.

February 2016

November 2015 — Korea attacks unions. On November 21, police raided the offices of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, seizing papers and computers. The government hopes to silence the KCTU as it leads protests to proposed new “labor reforms” that would gut workers’ rights and protections. Ongoing — Strikes soar in China. As the… Read more »

Mexican farmworkers take on growers and a corrupt union

February 2016

Up and down the Pacific Coast, a largely indigenous workforce does the grueling labor to grow and harvest the fruits and vegetables that land on grocery store shelves. Now their relentless struggle against poverty wages and demeaning treatment is picking up speed like a freight train. In March of 2015, tens of thousands of farmworkers… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Russia’s bombs cause misery twice over

February 2016

Certain talking heads say that Russia’s air strikes on Syria will help stop terrorism. Nonsense. Its planes are not targeting ISIS, but revolutionaries and civilians fighting Assad and the jihadists. Most of the casualties are in market places and residential areas. Some Stalinists (meaning supporters of Soviet policy under Stalin who also support Russian policy… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Saudi aggression is US-fueled

February 2016

On Jan. 2, Saudi Arabia — one of the top U.S. allies in the Middle East — executed 47 people. Among those beheaded was famous Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, killed for leading pro-reform demonstrations during the Arab Spring. The monarchy will not abide dissent, nor the most basic demands for human rights. And let’s… Read more »

Visita a prisioneros políticos y sus sequidores en Guerrero, México

abril de 2016

“Es un enorme apoyo tener la solidaridad de otros países”, me comentó Arturo Campos mientras nos encontrábamos dentro de la cárcel donde está detenido ilegalmente en Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, México. El co-prisionero Ángel García añadió: “Enviamos un saludo a nuestros seguidores internacionales.” Campos y García son dirigentes encarcelados de la fuerza de policía… Read more »