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Between Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating the Oakland Teachers’ Strike

For eleven days in March, Oakland teachers walked off the job in a strike that galvanized not just the city but many neighboring schools as well. In the end, while teachers won a small...

Abolishing ICE, By Funding It?

In spite of promises to "Abolish ICE," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others voted to fund it on their very first day in office. by Scott JayAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez made quite a stir in her surprise victory in...

Rent Strike at Portland’s Holgate Manor: Month Three

Management has been relatively quiet about the strike, while their lawyers engaged in protracted negotiations with Legal Aid Services of Oregon over numerous maintenance issues that Princeton has largely left unaddressed. But recently, they’ve...

Mega-DNC Funder Goes to War With Wobbly Canvassers

Overview of recent organizing efforts by Wobbly canvassers, and the uphill battle they have faced from their employer, a "progressive" Canvassing corporation that raises money for the DNC, ACLU, SPLC and a variety of...

#MarchForOurLives: From Liberal Discourse to Class Analysis

How can a class perspective help shed light on the ongoing debate over gun control? A columnist at LibCom.org explores this question. To listen to a It's Going Down podcast discussion on March For...

Mass Wildcat Strike Launched by Kentucky Teachers

Teachers in Kentucky went out on wildcat strike on March 30th with at least eight school districts are closed due to lack of teaching staff. The legislature passed the bill yesterday evening based on a...

Austin, TX: School Students Walk Out Over Teacher Racism

The walkout took place at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas, after students felt no action was being taken by school authorities to reprimand a teacher who told a Spanish-speaking student to "go back...

Do Solidarity Unions Need to ‘Go Public’?

In an election-driven, workplace-organizing campaign, going public is a key step. The workers or union try to organize under the boss’s radar for as long as possible, so that they can avoid retaliation and...

Hurricane Harvey: 5 Reasons Looting is Essential for Survival

Looting is a rational response to disaster situations and price gouging. Liberals would prefer people to dehydrate, starve, or drown, while food rots underwater.1. Price gouging and hoarding by capitalists goes unpunished.As Hurricane Harvey...

Christiansburg, VA: Target Workers on Wildcat Strike for Sexual Harassment & Discrimination

Workers at a Target store Christiansburg, VA are striking to demand the firing of General Manager Daniel Butler after multiple testimonies alleging abuse including sexual harassment and racial discrimination. There was also a picket...