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Rebirth of the U.S. Labor Movement?

Organized labor has been on the move. Will it be able to change class relations?

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Cracking Cancer in East Texas

For residents of the communities within the emissions zone of petrochemical plants and many observers of the booming Texas’ petrochemical industry, the racial and economic impacts of this activity are impossible to ignore.

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Tesla’s Power Games: Unionizing and (Just) Transition in the Automotive Industry in Germany and the US

Introducing a publication written by Dr. Johannes Schulten and Jörn Boewe, supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s Geneva Office, which asserts the global transformation of the automotive industry. The English translation of the publication will be released soon. The automotive industry plays a pivotal role in the intersection of climate change, industrial policy and labor […]

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Sending Arms or Twisting Arms: The U.S. Role in the Ukraine War

U.S. policy on Ukraine is not without divisions—within the administration, in Congress, and in the population at large. So far, however, these differences of opinion have had no major impact on administration policy. If the war continues into the 2024 election season, however, the Biden administration will face increasing calls from Republicans and a Republican voter base to reduce support for Kyiv.

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Transatlantic Left Voices Union members look on during a rally for the midterm elections. They are holding signs that say "USA" and "Union strong."

Will the US Left Unite Against Reaction?

The US midterm elections, held between presidential elections, determine the party that will dominate the legislative houses of Congress for the next two years. “Dominate” is more appropriate than “control”, because the rules requiring a 60-percent majority in some votes make it nearly impossible to break deadlocks when the division of Congressional seats is practically […]

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Transatlantic Left Voices Two women are in front of the Alabama State House, one seating on the stairs and holding a rainbow umbrella, the other standing holding a sign that says "We love our youth trans"

“Don’t Say Gay:” Anti-Woke Laws and the Fight Over US Society

For some socialists, the debate over anti-woke laws might seem like a distraction, an aspect of the culture wars pitting the neoliberal establishment against the Christian nationalist right, but these laws have real material consequences for the overwhelming majority of the working class who are women, people of color, or queer.

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Global Solidarity

After Roe: How We Got Here and What Comes Next

The United States is in the midst of an orchestrated crisis and crumbling democracy, with white Christian nationalists using the overturning of the right to an abortion as tool. Following an unprecedented leak of a draft decision, for the first time in history, the nation’s Supreme Court justices have ruled to rescind a right deeply […]

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Global Solidarity

Some NYC Homeless Practice Social Distancing in Hotels, with Help from Donors

The city Department of Homeless Services is in the process of making as many as 2,500 hotel rooms available as isolation spaces for sick or elderly residents of the city homeless shelters. Yet most of the shelter system’s 17,000 single adults, and all of 3,500 known residents of the city’s streets and subways have no space to isolate themselves.

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Corona Letters from New York

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the contradictions laid bare underneath the glitz and glamour of New York. New York, a global hub, center to finance, arts, and culture, is at the same time a city facing an inequality crisis bringing along poverty, homelessness, and displacement.

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