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Amazonians United: A new trap for workers

Given the RWDSU’s unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies.

Marcus Day, George Gallanis, Jerry White

Cliff Slaughter: 1928–2021

Cliff Slaughter, who between 1957 and 1985 played a leading role in the International Committee of the Fourth International and its British section, died Monday at the age of 92.

David North

Union sends Oregon Tech faculty back to work with sellout agreement

Oregon Tech American Association of University Professors (OT-AAUP) is celebrating the agreement as a “historic first contract,” but in reality, it is a sellout contract that will be used to enforce job insecurity, inadequate pay and unsafe work conditions over its five-year period.

Kayla Costa, David Fitzgerald

Biden steers toward confrontation with North Korea

The Biden administration’s policy is a repackaging of the thuggish “carrot and stick” strategy of his four predecessors—as time has gone on, the sticks have become larger and the carrots far smaller.

Peter Symonds

Global consumer price surge hits workers

Over the last week leading businesses, banks and financial analysts have released estimates predicting that global consumer prices, whether toilet paper, electronics or food, have and will continue to rise substantially in 2021.

Gabriel Black

How Wall Street feeds on death

The speculative binge on Wall Street is an expression of what Trotsky so rightly characterised as the death agony of the capitalist system—a coterie of oligarchs rakes in billions of dollars as millions die.

Nick Beams

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Major worker strikes and protests are taking place in Latin America including general strikes in Colombia and Chile and continued opposition by Buenos Aires teachers to a return to in-person classroom instruction.

This week in history: May 3-9

25 years ago: Bosnian war crimes trials open in The Hague On May 7, 1996, the first in a series of war crimes trials stemming from the war in Bosnia opened in the international court at The Hague, Netherlands. Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, stood accused of carrying out atrocities against Bosnian civilians, including murder, rape and torture.

German airline Lufthansa announces a further 10,000 job cuts

The initial announcement of 30,000 redundancies was already increased to 50,000 last year. With the job cuts now unveiled, this figure will rise to 60,000, or more than 43 percent of the 138,000 employees at the airline in 2019.

Dietmar Gaisenkersting

Dozens killed in crush at Israeli religious festival

Despite warnings from Israeli health officials that the mass celebrations could become a super spreader event, the authorities allowed the event to go ahead. It was the largest gathering since the start of the pandemic.

Jean Shaoul
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