We’ve all seen those “heartwarming” stories about kids with cancer selling lemonade to pay for their chemo, or janitors being gifted a car because they’ve walked ten miles to work every day for twenty years, or all the other sugar-coated dystopian failures of our capitalist system. In this episode, we’re going to talk about that.Continue reading “How Feel Good Stories Let A Broken System Off The Hook – Second Thought”
“At a time of massive income and wealth inequality working people, with great courage, are standing together against corporate greed,” said Sanders. “Their struggle is our collective struggle.” Just one day after calling on progressives to “stand up and fight back” in 2022, Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to participate in a Wednesday night town hall discussionContinue reading “Bernie Sanders to Hold Coast-to-Coast Town Hall With Nation’s Striking Workers”
The U.S. said it was “outraged” by reports that soldiers had burned villagers alive, calling for the junta to end the use of violence against opponents. Protesters in Myanmar closed businesses and stayed off the streets on Friday in a “silent strike” against rule by the military and its ousting of the Southeast Asian country’s democratically electedContinue reading “Myanmar streets are emptied by ‘silent strike’ against military rule”
France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.
68% approve of labor unions, highest since 1965 90% of Democrats, 47% of Republicans approve of unions Labor union membership remains steady at 9% of U.S. adults Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year’s 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.Continue reading “Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965”
“Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among the labor advocates in Congress on Tuesday who condemned reports that farm equipment manufacturer John Deere plans to force 10,000 striking workers and their families off their health insurance plans next week—a punitive measure toContinue reading “Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’”
With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week, the per capita death rate in Myanmar surpassed those of Indonesia and Malaysia to become the worstContinue reading “Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon”
“Everything has gone up,” one employee stated. “But our wages have stayed the same.” Imagine a world without Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos, and Tostitos. A world without Lay’s potato chips, Sun Chips, and more. Frito-Lay products are ubiquitous across the country — and workers at one of the brand’s largest manufacturing facilities are hoping that halting production on these snacks willContinue reading “Frito-Lay Workers Go on Strike with Some Claiming They Face 84-Hour Work Weeks”