Revolt from Below: From Chile to Lebanon

October 28, 2019

Sometimes people take matters into their own hands and make history. When they do, anything is possible. In the last weeks, revolts have erupted across the globe, with some of the biggest protests ongoing in Lebanon and Chile. The divisions

From one revolt to another: time to change the system?

October 28, 2019

With one million demonstrators in the streets of Santiago last Friday, the Chilean mass mobilisation that started on October 18th is getting stronger. The announcement that the metro ticket price would increase provoked people’s anger. High school students were the

The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World

October 21, 2019

As Dr. King said, the US is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world”. Today the US government maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries. If we include troops stationed at embassies and black sites around

Support railway workers against the law of maximum profit

October 21, 2019

On October 16th, a train accident in the Ardennes forest, at the Saint-Pierre-sur-Vence level crossing, demonstrated how the National Railways Company (SNCF) cost cutting strategy endangers lives. A catastrophe was only avoided thanks to the actions of the train driver,

PG&E: Our Lives vs. Their Profits

October 20, 2019

Over two million people in Central and Northern California recently had their power abruptly shut off by the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). Most residents had less than 48 hours notice that their power would be shut off

Stop the Murderous Assault on the Kurdish People!

October 14, 2019

After a phone call with Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Trump ordered U.S. troops stationed in Northern Syria to withdraw. This small detachment of U.S. troops had been collaborating with  and provided some cover for the Syrian Democratic Forces

PG&E: Capitalism’s Revenge on the Customer

October 13, 2019

PG&E itself sure doesn’t trust the infrastructure it’s in charge of maintaining. It’s not surprising that they tell us we can expect more of these massive power outages in the future. This is capitalism’s revenge on the customer: PG&E gets

A Blow to the NCAA Profit Margin

October 12, 2019

The NCAA is an intercollegiate association that regulates and organizes all college sports and enjoys non-profit status by awarding scholarships to student athletes. For as long as it’s existed, the NCAA has prohibited these athletes for being compensated for their

Macron insults the “lower classes”

October 7, 2019

Just as President Macron wished, the debate on immigration opened in the National Assembly on Monday, followed by the Senate on Wednesday. Most of all, what Macron wishes that this debate is talked about everywhere. Despised, Macron has decided to

Impeach The Whole System!

October 6, 2019

The media is full of talk about impeaching President Trump. Why? Trump held up promised military aid to Ukraine. Then, in a recorded phone conversation, he asked the Ukrainian president for a “favor” – to investigate and give him damaging