U.S. Sanctions Exacerbate the Coronavirus Crisis in Iran

March 22, 2020

Someone dies of coronavirus every ten minutes in Iran, according to the country’s health ministry. In addition, 50 new people become infected every hour. Iran has the third highest level of deaths from the coronavirus, behind Italy and China. Physicians

No Bank Left Behind

March 22, 2020

We are often told that we don’t have the money in this country for what we need, whether for healthcare, education, housing or anything else. This is a lie! When the banks are in trouble, it’s called “a crisis” and

Who Will Foot the Bill?

March 21, 2020

This post is translated from French from: https://www.convergencesrevolutionnaires.org/ Everybody trusts virologists, emergency doctors and biologists to tell us what to do more than politicians who don’t know anything about the virus. The peak has not been reached, but hospitals are

Go on Strike for Your Health and Safety

March 18, 2020

Now isn’t the time to blindly follow orders from bosses. To make sure our response to coronavirus is safe and just, workers need to take on-the-job action like sick-outs and strikes — as New York City educators have over the past week.

Climate Refugees: Made in the U.S.A.

March 16, 2020

Rain in the 2019-2020 season has been well below average in California, and the outlook for the rest of 2020 is for it to be drier than average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. This would suggest that we’re

Newark: Poisoned Water and Poisoned Politics

March 16, 2020

For many years, Newark NJ has had a big problem with lead in its drinking water. Lead is hazardous and most dangerous to children. It can cause brain damage and many other serious problems. Two years ago, when Newark was

International Women’s Day and the Harvey Weinstein Conviction

March 16, 2020

International Women’s Day, March 8th, was created over a 100 years ago through the demonstrations for women’s equality, particularly by the organized struggle of working women against their exploitation and oppression. Women have fought and won many battles since. But

The Battle Against Pension Reform in France

March 16, 2020

On February 29, the French government used an executive order to pass a widely-hated reform of the pension system, which is their equivalent of social security. The government of President Macron had attempted to sell this reform as one leading

Bezos on Climate Change – Covering Up the Truth

March 16, 2020

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and richest person on the planet, recently announced in an Instagram post that he is planning on donating $10 billion to combat climate change. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. I want

A Viral Threat Turned into a Global Disaster

March 16, 2020

Two months ago, on January 15th, the second death from a virus was reported in Wuhan, China. Since then Wuhan and the coronavirus (Covid-19) have become household terms. More than 156,000 cases of infection have been identified and 5,819 deaths

March 2020 (Monthly)

March 10, 2020

Download entire issue as PDF (11×17) Bezos on Climate Change – Covering Up the Truth Climate Refugees: Made in the U.S.A. The Battle Against Pension Reform in France Celebrate the Baltimore Uprising of 2015! Keep fighting racism! International Women’s Day

The Coronavirus Exposes a Sick System

March 9, 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to over one hundred countries, infecting more than 110,000 people and killing 3,825 people so far. There have been 554 confirmed cases and 22 deaths in the U.S. Scientists from around the world are warning

Trump and Modi – Two Rotten Peas in a Pod

March 7, 2020

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a visit from Trump on February 24 while violent anti-Muslim riots raged in Delhi. Trump congratulated Modi on what a good job he was doing in India, almost as good as Trump thinks he

Victory In Richmond Against Coal

March 1, 2020

Since 2013, the Levin Shipyard in Richmond, CA has been shipping coal, mined in Utah, as well as petroleum coke, primarily from Phillips 66 in Rodeo, to Japan and other Asian countries. Every week, roughly 200 uncovered freight trains have

Disney – When You Wish Upon a Lawsuit

March 1, 2020

Recently the Walt Disney Company went after a Berkeley elementary school for showing The Lion King at a PTA fundraising event, fining them $250 for copyright violation – more than a third of the money they had raised. This situation

Bloodshed in Gaza – No to Israeli Violence and Occupation!

March 1, 2020

A little more than a month after the Trump administration unveiled a so-called peace plan for Palestine/Israel, the Israeli army has launched attacks against the Palestinians in Gaza. Once again Israeli rockets and missiles rain down on the captive population

Elections 2020: Who Will Decide Our Future?

February 23, 2020

Many people are looking at the primary election on March 3, Super Tuesday, as a way to change the situation in this country. They want to get rid of Trump – given who he is, what he has done, and

Canadians Show us our Collective Power!

February 19, 2020

Massive protests by indigenous Canadians and their allies have shut down many of the main railway lines across Canada – in solidarity with the resistance of the Wet’suwet’en Nation to an oil pipeline being built on their traditional land. The

The Latest in the Harvey Weinstein Case

February 19, 2020

Jury negotiations began for Harvey Weinstein’s multiple allegations of rape on Tuesday, February 18th. Though more than ninety women have come forward claiming they were sexually harassed or assaulted by the movie mogul, only two cases have been brought before

Housing is a Human Right!

February 9, 2020

Five Oakland women took over a vacant house in November so they and their children could sleep with a roof over their heads. The owner of the house, a southern Californian company named Wedgewood, invests in housing in 18 states.

New NAFTA is a Climate Disaster: Why does Warren Vote Yes?

February 6, 2020

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign messaging proclaims that she will take climate change seriously. Her campaign website decries, “… right now, Washington refuses to lift a finger without permission from the fossil fuel industry. That’s dangerous and it’s wrong. We need a

Super Bowl: Bringing People Together

February 3, 2020

A feeling of excitement was in the air for some of us in the Bay Area as the 49ers tried to win their sixth Super Bowl titles against the Chiefs, and their first since 1995. While the 49ers played well for

Australia in Flames

January 26, 2020

The fires raging in Australia since December are the most recent face of the climate crisis. Still burning today, at least 30 people have been killed, thousands have fled their homes, and the air has filled with dark, choking smoke.

MLK Day: The Struggle Continues

January 20, 2020

On January 20 working people around the country will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The holiday remains a symbol for one of the most profound struggles in the history of the U.S. – the struggle of the Black

No to US War on Iran!

January 11, 2020

The U.S. drone strike on January 3 that assassinated Iran’s top military general, Qassim Suleimani, along with five other commanders of the Iran-backed militias in Iraq, has led us to the brink of war. Iran launched a careful response –

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