“We need a union,” speakers said at Feb. 1 rally of Uber and Lyft drivers and food delivery workers in New York. They are fighting for higher wages, job protection and better conditions.

Drivers, delivery workers rally for union, higher pay

NY workers form alliance to advance fight

NEW YORK — More than 100 Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride and food-delivery workers and their supporters from New York City and Long Island rallied here Feb. 1 demanding higher pay, better working conditions, an end to arbitrary employer…


Moscow pushes rulers in Berlin to advance its aims in Europe

Over 5,000 protesters carry Ukrainian national colors in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Feb. 5. Behind a banner saying, “Kharkiv is Ukraine,” they demanded an end to Russian threat of aggression only 25 miles from border where tens of thousands of Russian troops with tanks are deployed.

Moscow is using the German capitalist rulers’ deepening dependence on Russian natural gas to squeeze them to stand aside as Moscow advances its interests in Europe and against Ukraine. The Russian rulers’ military encirclement of Ukraine threatens Ukrainian independence and…


Truckers in Ontario show road to fight boss attacks

MONTREAL — Long-haul truckers in Canada — both owner-operators and company drivers — face a series of attacks today from shippers, truck bosses, federal and provincial government agencies and from skyrocketing fuel costs.  They’ve filed more than 4,800 complaints with…




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Bloody Sunday anniversary marks fight for Irish freedom

LONDON — In a bloody assault against the struggle for civil rights and Irish independence, the British Army’s paratroop regiment on Jan. 30, 1972, gunned down protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. Fourteen were killed and many more injured. Fifty years…






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.