Dec. 6, 2021, protest in Houston by ExxonMobil workers. Bosses locked them out May 1, pushed move to decertify union when workers refused to accept dangerous cutbacks.

Texas refinery workers fight ExxonMobil union busting

Locked-out oil workers fight to defend safety, their union

FORT WORTH, Texas — For nine months now 650 members of United Steelworkers Local 13-243 have fought oil giant ExxonMobil bosses’ attempts to break their union. The company marched the workers out of the giant refinery and oil blending facility…

After 10-day strike, Colorado grocery workers make gains

UFCW members strike King Soopers, Federal Heights, Colorado, Jan. 17. Workers won pay raise, better conditions.

DENVER — After a solid and lively 10-day strike against King Soopers grocery-store bosses by 8,400 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 members from Boulder to Parker, Colorado,  and the greater metro area here, a majority voted in big…

US, Russian rulers step up confrontation over Ukraine

Talks between the U.S. and Russian governments over Moscow’s continuing troop buildup near its border with Ukraine ended without agreement Jan. 21. Washington opposes Moscow’s threats to Ukraine, claiming to stand against an assault on Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, the…

Attack on Texas synagogue shows danger posed by Jew-hatred today

In a highly publicized antisemitic attack, Malik Faisal Akram took four hostages at gunpoint during a livestream service at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Jan. 15. He held the hostages, including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, for 11 hours,…


Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.