Readers weigh in on: campus strikes in the U.K., and not voting in the U.S.
The longest strike since 1968 is over, but the struggle to keep hard-won benefits is not.
It wasn’t really about the “death of communism.” It was about the failure of Stalinism, to which capitalism has hardly been an answer to celebrate.
Port worker unions in France and Italy recently protested and struck, keeping Saudi ships from being loaded with weapons bound for attacks on Yemen.
In a thumping for the far right and an upset for the government, Austria’s vice chancellor was compelled to resign over corruption that surfaced in mid-May.
Despite a well-orchestrated attempt, the ultra-nationalistic, anti-immigrant Identity and Democracy coalition failed to win control of the EU Parliament in May’s elections.
Renewed attacks on LGBTQ community in Chechnya; Gay MP confronts the Polish right.
May 2017 — Autoworkers fight for contract. Seventy percent of Volkswagen-Chattanooga workers in Tennessee voted to join United Auto Workers over a year ago. Yet the automaker still defies U.S. government orders to negotiate a contract. Unionists from seven other countries visited to show support for Local 42’s anger at unsafe working conditions, constant shift… Read more »
Spain’s right-wing government is using every weapon to stifle the independence movement and imprison or otherwise sideline its leaders.
More cut-backs, more belt-tightening, more desperation.