A new campaign is targeting fashion brands like Nike that are spending vast sums on stock buybacks instead of compensating workers for lost pandemic wages.
Building a Cross-Border Culture of Solidarity
Workers in Mexico and the United States face some of the same challenges–and some of the same employers.
Iraq Elections: A Step Toward Rebuilding Popular Power
Civic movements and labor are experiencing a rebirth in Iraq.
Zero Growth Can be Dynamic
Zero economic growth is the future: better get used to it.
Poland: Land of Junk Contracts
Temporary work is a problem in Poland as well as the United States.
Trade Unionists in Hungary Seek to Keep Jaws of Austerity From Closing on Them
Workers in Hungary were forced to resort to road closures to bring the government to the negotiating table.
Tunisia’s Labor-Led Siliana Uprising Honors the Memory of Labor Leader Farhat Hached
It was a protest against the government’s fixation with shifting Tunisia in a more religious direction while failing to address its appalling poverty.
Hunger Striking for Labor Rights in Colombia
Minutes before he started to sew his mouth shut, Jorge Alberto Parra Andrade explained his rationale to me: “Essentially GM gave us a choice: to die of hunger or to die waiting for them to solve this problem.” Parra is one of 68 injured workers fired by General Motors Colombia who started a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá one year ago, on August 1st, 2011.
Remembering Alexander Cockburn
It was fitting that writer and critic Alexander Cockburn’s funeral should include a passage from Milton. For more than 50 years, Cockburn combined polished, erudite writing with fierce political insight in the tradition of the great 17th-century English polemicist. Cockburn died July 20th in Germany at age 71, following a two-year struggle with cancer. He was buried July 28th in his beloved Petrolia, California.
Destroying the Commons
Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of the great events in the establishment of civil and human rights, will arrive. Whether it will be celebrated, mourned, or ignored is not at all clear.