BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

Photo: The Popular Revolutionary Student Movement (MEPR) raises a banner reading “Defend Education Tooth and Nail!” in Rio de Janeiro during the National Education Strike By Jakob Stein Starting on October 2, Brazilian students and workers participated in a massive two-day National Education Strike against the reactionary policies of fascist President Jair Bolsonaro, who has set out to privatize public education as well as dismantle … Continue reading BRAZIL: Workers, Students Participate in 48-Hour National Education Strike

COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

Photo: Student protesters in Medellín throw molotov cocktails at riot police armored vehicle By Felipe Vera Last week, a national strike of professional drivers and a series of combative student protests against corruption and police repression shook the streets of Bogotá and Medellín. On September 23, the National Association of Drivers of Colombia and the Drivers Union called for an indefinite national strike of professional transport … Continue reading COLOMBIA: Drivers Strike and Student Protests Shake the Country

DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

Photo: Stills from livestream video showing auto workers confronting police and picketing at the Arlington General Motors Plant. By David Martinez On Tuesday, workers at the General Motors (GM) Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas (part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area), continued the eighth day of a national strike, with an estimated 150 strikers forming picket lines at various entrances to the plant. The … Continue reading DALLAS-FORT WORTH: Striking Workers Push Back Against Scabs, Police

CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

Photo: Strikers at GM Service Parts Operations building last week. By Gabriel Roshan At midnight on September 15, a group of auto workers began a picket outside of the General Motors (GM) Service Parts Operations in Charlotte on Westinghouse Blvd. The day before, the contract expired between GM and United Automobile Workers’ (UAW) after 96% of workers authorized a strike demanding a pay increase among … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

ECUADOR: Workers Prepare for National Strike

Photo: Proletarian march in Imbabura, Ecuador on September 5. By Jakob Stein On September 5, workers in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador took to the streets in defense of workers’ rights against the reactionary labor reform policies of Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno. Led by the revolutionary organization Defense Front for Worker’s Rights-Imbabura (FDDT-I), workers blocked the main access road north to the city of Ibarra. … Continue reading ECUADOR: Workers Prepare for National Strike

KENTUCKY: Miners Enter Sixth Week of Wildcat Strike

Photo: Miners and their families and supporters at protest camp site. By Larisa Shepitko It’s been over a month since the coal miners in Cumberland, Kentucky went on strike on July 29 demanding back pay and an end to abrupt lay-offs. The strike started with just a handful of men blocking the railroad where the coal train runs and has since rallied many more coal … Continue reading KENTUCKY: Miners Enter Sixth Week of Wildcat Strike

BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

Photo: Large banner from demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, reads “Bolsonaro enemy of education” By Jakob Stein On August 13 the people of Brazil took to the streets in 26 states and the federal capital for a National Education Strike. The protests were called in opposition to the anti-people policies of the reactionary Brazilian government, headed by Bolsonaro and the High Command of the Armed … Continue reading BRAZIL: National Education Strike Sweeps 200 Cities

PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Homestead Strike

By Mark Delaney On June 30, 1892, steelworkers in Homestead, Pennsylvania began a massive strike that would culminate with a full-scale battle at the Homestead Steel Works, owned by the Carnegie Steel Company. The workers were organized under the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, a national trade union, although the union’s membership was only for skilled craftsmen. Production at the mill was increasing due … Continue reading PROLETARIAN HISTORY: The Homestead Strike

AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

By Dmitri Sans On Thursday night, Empire Control Room & Garage hosted a benefit show for workers at neighboring venue Beerland in downtown Austin, raising $6,063 for their support fund. Beerland workers went on strike two weeks ago to protest bounced paychecks and the failure of former owner Richard Lynn to stock the venue with necessary supplies. Featured bands included Octopus Project, Broken Gold, USA/Mexico, … Continue reading AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland

By Ed Dalton for Incendiary News Austin’s Beerland is a landmark venue located downtown, its workers have organized themselves and gone on strike to demand back pay from working long and difficult shifts during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Incendiary News Service issues the following open letter of support and solidarity to the striking workers. Dear Striking Beerland workers, and all service industry workers … Continue reading AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland