US rulers face political crisis as workers seek road forward

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

The U.S. capitalist rulers face a political crisis. Plunging support for President Joseph Biden in the polls; continued anti-Trump hysteria by liberals, the middle-class left and Never-Trump Republicans; as well as deepening divisions tearing at both the Democratic and Republican…

Support Ukraine independence! Get Moscow’s troops out now!

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s key Black Sea port of Odesa July 23 just one day after Moscow signed an agreement brokered by the U.N. and Turkish government to unblock shipments by Kyiv of Ukrainian grain exports stored there. The Ukrainian…

Owner-operator truckers shut down Oakland port

Independent truckers fight state law, threat to livelihoods
Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022
Con apoyo de estibadores, camioneros independientes cierran Puerto de Oakland, 21 de julio.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A protest and strike by owner-operator truckers and their supporters tied up the Port of Oakland for five days July 18-22. Hundreds began picketing the first day, flagging all truckers away from terminal entrances. The next day,…

UK bus drivers strike to protect their wages from inflation

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

MANCHESTER, England — Bus drivers working for Arriva North West in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, and across Lancashire went on strike July 20 to fight to protect their wages from being driven down by double-digit inflation. The strikers are members of…

40,000 UK rail workers strike for better pay, against job cuts

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

LONDON — Forty thousand members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union stopped work and joined picket lines around the country July 27. Workers — cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers, station staff and others — are fighting for an inflation-protected wage…

Myanmar resistance protests execution of political prisoners

Vol. 86/No. 29 - August 8, 2022

Still unable to stamp out resistance to its rule 17 months after they carried out a bloody coup, Myanmar’s military brass is stepping up repression, executing four political opponents July 23, the first use of the death penalty in more…