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Featured image caption: Mural by Diego Rivera, titled “Mexico Today and Tomorrow,” displayed at Mexico City’s National Palace. Central figure depicted in painting is socialist leader Karl Marx, holding sign in Spanish, the first sentence of which reads: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.…”

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Voting Over, but Union Fight at Amazon Is Not

By Geoff Mirelowitz April 2, 2021—The vote at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, closed March 29. The fight to establish a union there, however, is far from over. A March 31 article on Slate.com, titled, “Why It’s Taking So Darn Long to Figure Out Who Won Amazon’s Union Vote,” included facts that may not be well known or understood. “[I]t could take days or even weeks until we know the results,” reported Slate’s Aaron Mak. […]

The Fight to Organize Amazon: Workers in Alabama Set Example for All Labor

By Geoff Mirelowitz Mar. 26, 2021— Workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are engaged in one of the most important union-organizing drives in recent years. Their goal is to win representation by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) at the giant Amazon warehouse there. Voting by mail by the 5,805 workers began in February. It closes March 29. The outcome can have far-reaching implications for the working class and the labor movement in the United […]

March 13 Rallies Call for Justice in Breonna Taylor Case

By Argiris Malapanis Hundreds of people marched to a rally at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13 to mark the one-year anniversary since Breonna Taylor’s death. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot and killed in her home by police officers who broke down her door in a midnight raid to serve a no-knock search warrant on the wrong house. Similar protests took place the same day in other cities, including Atlanta, New […]

Protests Call for Conviction in George Floyd Case, Highlight Local Fights Against Cop Brutality; New Actions Called for April, May

By Argiris Malapanis and Geoff Mirelowitz Mar. 23, 2021— Protests took place across the United States, leading up to the March 8 opening of the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd. Demonstrators demanded Chauvin’s conviction and used the attention focused on that case to highlight the many other ongoing fights against police brutality and racism across the country. The George Floyd case drew widespread condemnation and mass […]

Washington State Families Speak Out Against Police Brutality, Demand ‘Justice for All!’

Sequence of family speakers noting time each comment begins on the video: Carey Webster — Suquamish Tribal Elder offers a welcome to the land 0:58 Elaine Simons — Foster mother of Jesse Sarey 17:37 Annaleesa and Fred Thomas — Parents of Leonard Thomas 21:19 Trishandra Pickup — Wife of Stonechild Chiefstick 26:36 Po Lepai — Cousin of Iosia Faletogo 33:07 Castill Hightower — Sister of Herbert Hightower Jr. 38:05 Katrina Johnson — Cousin of Charleena […]

World-Outlook Needs Your Help!

March 5, 2021 Dear Friends, We launched World-Outlook.com in January of this year. We were prompted to take this initiative  by capitalism’s global economic depression and the resulting rising social tensions, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are motivated by the ongoing efforts by working people to defend our welfare and our rights against the assaults by the privileged classes. We have now published seven articles including news analysis on U.S. politics related to the […]

Women’s Strike for Equality: Ruthann Miller’s 1970 Speech

The following are major excerpts from Ruthann Miller’s speech at the Aug. 26, 1970, Women’s Strike for Equality march and rally in New York City. Miller, 22 years old at the time, chaired the rally and was coordinator of the NY Aug. 26 Strike Committee, which organized the demonstration. The 50,000-strong action was the largest of the Women’s Strike for Equality protests that took place across the United States that day. They marked a qualitative […]

How Strike for Equality Propelled Women’s Liberation Struggle in the U.S.

An interview with Ruthann Miller In August 1970, campaigners for women’s liberation mounted an extraordinary demonstration in New York, the largest of similar actions across the United States, which propelled the struggle for women’s equality to a new stage. Ruthann Miller (RM), the protest coordinator in New York, was also a young socialist activist. The interview below, conducted by Nancy Rosenstock (NR), first appeared in the Nov. 1, 2020, issue of Jacobin (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/womens-strike-equality-liberation-betty-friedan). World-Outlook.com is […]

Two Months that Set New ‘Normal’ in U.S. Bourgeois Politics; The Billionaires Who Backed Trump’s Bonapartist Course

By Argiris Malapanis and Geoff Mirelowitz Feb. 3, 2021—In the article titled “Radicalism, Bonapartism, and the Aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Elections,” published Jan. 13 by World-Outlook.com, we described the Jan. 6 rightist mob attack on the U.S. capitol as the culminating step in a series of developments that posed serious dangers to civil liberties and the working class. These events, we said, “indicate that a not insignificant minority of the privileged classes at least […]

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