May 13, 2021

What happened to U.S. passenger trains?

People around the world celebrate May Day as the international workers’ holiday. This past May 1st was also the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, the U.S. government’s passenger train system. Until the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak’s 20,000 […]


Unemployed workers demand their rights

May 7 — Baltimore activists held a news conference to announce a campaign to win justice for unemployed workers who have not received their benefits.   Several workers discussed their hardships and interactions with the Maryland […]

In the U.S.

Don’t let them evict us!

Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich threw out the federal ban on evictions May 5. The Trump-appointed judge claims the Centers for Disease Control had no authority to impose the moratorium under the Public Health Service Act […]

Labor and strikes

Los Angeles May Day caravan vs. Kroger

On May 1, Los Angeles community organizations, civil rights and church organizations, and unions mobilized for a third unified demonstration — this time a car caravan. The coalition demanded the end to Kroger’s planned grocery […]



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