Revisiting Two Historic Labor Strikes of the Last Century

Lessons from the Great Steel Strike of 1919,  and Remington-Rand Strike, 1937 by Steve Varalyay <srvaralyay@outlook.com> The late Australian author/political scientist Alex Carey once said the 20th Century was marked by three distinct developments: an increase in democracy, an increase in corporate power and an increase in corporations’ use of propaganda to defend their interests against democracy. The only two institutions capable of confronting corporate power, Carey added, were governments and unions. Consequently, governments and unions have been targets of propaganda assaults. Great Steel Strike of 1919 [...]

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Origin of May Day – International Workers Day

Brief Origins of May Day By Eric Chase Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as "American" as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility. In [...]

How to Support the National Prisoner Strike

How to Support the National Prisoner Strike Jared: What are some things people on the outside can do in solidarity with the National Prisoners' Strike scheduled for Aug. 21- Sept. 9? Jailhouse Lawyers Speak Representative: I was talking to some of the JLS comrades, we were talking about what can these groups do. From past strikes, what we’ve learned—for instance when they did a [demonstration] a couple years back, and then they did the Millions For Prisoners [Human Rights March]—what we did learn is that from the [...]

Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation

Occupy ICE Los Angeles Challenges Borders, Deportation, Family Separation [Ed. note: As Change Links went to press, the Trump administration was still failing to comply with a court order to reunite children it had separated from their immigrant and refugee parents.] by Brenden Gallagher [Excerpts from httpss://www.dailydot.com/irl/occupy-ice-los-angeles/] The protesters at L.A.’s ICE offices don’t expect their occupation to be easy, and they don’t expect the encampment to last forever. The core group is largely comprised of veterans of other movements: ICE Out of LA, the California Immigrant [...]

Zapatistas Speak Out on AMLO/MORENA Victory in Mexico

(Spanish follows) Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, said that the projects to plant a thousand hectares of trees, build the Mayan Train, and create the corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, will only destroy indigenous territories. The Zapatista leader assured that of the four presidential candidates, the government chose the one that is more right-wing. He affirmed that the so-called Fourth Transformation promised by Andrés Manuel López Obrador is actually the fourth transformation of the PRI, because governments change, but if the [...]

Maroon Comix

Maroon Comix: Origins and Destinies Conceived, compiled and coordinated by Quincy Saul, illustrated by Songe Riddle, Mac McGill, Seth Tobocman, Hannah Allen, Emmy Kepler and Mikaela Gonzalez, with selections primarily from the writings of Russell Maroon Shoatz. ISBN: 978-1-62963-571-2; $15.95 from PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland CA 94623, www.pmpress.org. www.ecosocialisthorizons.com; prefiguration@gmail.com Reviewed by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/175938515960/maroon-comix-origins-and-destinies This fascinating book, based primarily on the writings of political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats (#AF-3855, SCI Dallas, 1000 Follies Rd. Drawer K, Dallas PA 18612-0286), examines the [...]

Manufacturing Dissent: Reactionary Resistance in Nicaragua

This is a very good assessment of the orchestrated coup in Nicaragua. The author is a Gringa who lives in Managua working at the Ben Linder house who happens to be stuck in Granada because we are under siege by many thugs, armed I am sure with help of the US. We hope that the OAS soon will agree to come to Nicaragua to facilitate a true (non-church) dialogue and peace process. Granada will need some kind of physical intervention to corral the many armed thugs. The [...]

Primero de Mayo – May 1 – International Workers Day

Celebrate International Workers Day                    (note: Spanish translation follows) by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) In 1886, the American Federation of Labor adopted a resolution that a full workday would be no more than 8 hours, in response to agitation by socialists, communists and anarchists. General strikes for this demand sprung up across the country. In Chicago, the center of the 8-hour movement, 400,000 striking workers with banners in many languages brought the city to a standstill [...]