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Mussolini’s heirs return to power in Italy

The election of a far-right government is the product of the disenfranchisement of the working class by reactionary parties that the ruling elite falsely markets as the “left.”

Alex Lantier

Diary of a socialist Amazon worker: Bezos, the royalist

Wading into the debate that followed the death of Queen Elizabeth was none other than the founder of the company where I work, mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who rushed to the queen’s defense.

Austin Bailey

Workers Struggles: The Americas

After an explosion and fire left three dead at Plaza Huincul oil refinery in Neuquén province, Argentina's largest oil union called a strike over safety. Meanwhile, 1,000 restaurant workers at San Francisco International Airport have gone on strike over contract issues.

South Korean bus drivers overwhelmingly vote to strike

The broad support for a strike among Gyeonggi Province bus drivers is a further indication that South Korean workers are looking for a way to fight back against the attacks on their working and living conditions.

Ben McGrath

The UAW presidential debate: A rank-and-file socialist confronts the apparatus

The debate revealed two irreconcilable positions. Lehman advanced a program of abolishing the UAW apparatus, which he called “a subdivision of the companies,” and transferring power to the workers on the shop floor. All the other candidates who spoke represented and defended this apparatus.

Joseph Kishore

How the rail unions plan to ram through their sellout contracts

The unions would have no hope of passing the deal in a free, democratically-run vote. This is why they have no intention of conducting one. This underscores the need for the rank-and-file to organize themselves to take control over the entire process.

Tom Hall, Erik Schreiber, Jacob Crosse

US troops kill 15-year-old girl in Iraq

The senseless killing, nearly two decades into the US occupation of Iraq, exposes the criminality and hypocrisy of US imperialism.

Dominic Gustavo

Ongoing support for zero-COVID advocate Dr David Berger

“In a world of rampant misinformation, unclear public advice, and government inaction, any attempt to silence one of the few voices contributing positively to informing the public is unacceptable and must be opposed.” – Antoinette, University of Melbourne student

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Washington’s nuclear brinkmanship threatens catastrophe

The declaration by politicians, generals and the media that the US must not be “deterred’ by the threat of nuclear annihilation is an assertion that the American ruling class will accept the deaths of millions in pursuit of its aims.

Andre Damon, Joseph Kishore

Opel destroys another 1,000 jobs in Germany

The latest job cuts simply continue the policy of slash and burn, which Stellantis has long ago agreed with IG Metall and the Opel works council representatives.

Ludwig Weller

Berlin transport workers support struggle of US rail workers

This letter was sent by the Berlin Transport Workers Action Committee to the Railroad Workers Rank-and-File Committee in the United States which is organising workers in opposition to the White House-brokered sellout contract announced last week to block a national strike.

Berlin Transport Workers Action Committee

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand

India: Gujarat tuberculous health workers strike; Tamil Nadu railway workers oppose mass sackings; Australia: Pacific National train drivers in Queensland hold more strikes; South32 miners’ strike enters sixth week New Zealand aircraft engineers in ninth week of industrial action[

Scottish school teacher suspended for encouraging discussion on the monarchy

A North Lanarkshire school teacher has been suspended for encouraging his class to take a critical approach to media coverage surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The teacher asked his class of 14-year-olds to consider “is this maybe a time to think about moving away from a royal family?”

Steve James

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Teachers’ strikes continue across Europe over pay and conditions; national strike by UK criminal barristers over legal aid and pay; strikes and protests across Iran after death of young woman arrested for not wearing hijab; Nigerian university lecturers’ stoppage continues in face of government attacks and union sabotage; strikes across Sudan by doctors and civil servants continue over lack of pay

New Zealand ruling elite glorifies British monarchy

The endless tributes to the Queen are being used to divert attention from worsening social inequality, the policy of mass COVID infection and New Zealand’s integration into imperialist wars.

Tom Peters

Fed makes clear recession and job losses are its goal

In his opening remarks to a press conference at the conclusion of a meeting of the Fed’s policy-making body, chair Jerome Powell said the central bank would “likely require maintaining a restrictive policy stance for some time” and “the historical record cautions strongly against prematurely loosening policy.”

Nick Beams

Lessons of the 2022 Seattle teachers strike

While the tentative agreementhas been ratified, the fight by Seattle teachers is far from over. The full consequences of the deal that was forced on them by their union have yet to be felt, and educators will respond.

Bryan Dyne
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