Defeating Trump's "Deportation Force"

deportees busIn his first weeks in office, Trump has put 11 million undocumented workers in the crosshairs. Forced to live on the margins of a society which would not function without their labor, Trump’s provocations have merely brought the excruciating nightmare of a huge layer of the US working class into broad daylight.

The Ruling Class Takes Aim: Labor Must Unite and Fight!

trump trumkaIn classic "divide and rule" fashion, Donald Trump seeks to drive a wedge into the working class. By giving tiny crumbs to a few and scapegoating others, he hopes to distract us from the real source of the problems faced by all workers: capitalism. Organized labor must set a date and build for a day with no workers whatsoever—an all-out general strike to prove in practice that an injury to one is an injury to all. 

Women and Workers Under Attack in Ohio

Recent moves by Ohio State Republicans provide two unseemly examples. In December, state legislators launched the Heartbeat Bill initiative. The proposal sought to ban abortion services at the six-week mark of pregnancy, a time when most women have only just become aware that they are pregnant.

The Oroville Dam Crisis and the Decaying Infrastructure of the US

 On February 12,  the potential imminent failure of the emergency spillway at the tallest dam in the United States was announced. An immediate evacuation order was issued for nearly 200,000 residents in ten cities in Northern California. This once again highlights the life-threatening decay of public infrastructure in the world’s richest country.

 

Brazil: In Defense of Democratic and Trade Union Freedoms and Workers' Rights

 The Union of Municipal Workers of Florianópolis (Sintrasem) is being attacked by the city and the judiciary. International solidarity needed! We ask all to sign this motion and send it to the authorities and to those responsible for union defence campaign. We will not leave them alone. Our class is our strength. Our organization is our weapon. We shall overcome!