by Jorge Martin
The Venezuelan opposition, backed by Washington and Madrid, has launched an all out offensive to prevent Sunday’s Constituent Assembly elections form going ahead. We stand firmly against this reactionary attempt which can only be defeated by revolutionary means.Read More »
Venezuela, it seems, is a riddle to the audience of the mainstream media. Yet the riddle conceals a fact. A conflict between opposing interests is roaring in Venezuela, and attempts to stoke that conflict are being intensified by the imperialist-interventionist quarter as the day for a vote on the proposed Constituent Assembly—July 30—is nearing.
Every day the mainstream media showers its viewers with news reports that are partial and biased. Here are some examples of from the past several weeks:Read More »
An anti-government protester holds a fire bomb during clashes with security forces in Caracas, July 10. Opposition supporters have now called for a lockout to block President Maduro’s planned constituent assembly. | Ariana Cubillos / AP
Venezuela’s opposition launched a bosses’ lockout yesterday – a day after declaring a rival government to President Nicolás Maduro’s.
The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition called the “general strike” on Monday as part of its “zero-hour” plan for regime change before the July 30 elections over the new constitutional reform assembly it opposes.
It follows three months of street violence that has left more than 90 dead.Read More »
by Alexandra Kollontai
The women who took part in the Great October Revolution – who were they? Isolated individuals? No, there were hosts of them; tens, hundreds of thousands of nameless heroines who, marching side by side with the workers and peasants behind the Red Flag and the slogan of the Soviets, passed over the ruins of tsarist theocracy into a new future…Read More »
About 300 protesters gathered at Coffman Memorial Union on November 29, 2016, calling on the Minneapolis City Council and the University of Minnesota to pass a $15/hour minimum wage for all Minneapolis workers / Fibonacci Blue, via Wikimedia (CC)
On July 24, 2009, the federal U.S. minimum wage rose to $7.25 per hour, up from $6.55.
In the 2010 midterm elections, many voters typically stayed home, and Republicans took control of the House of Representatives. There has not been a wage increase in eight years.
In real terms, that is, in purchasing power, the federal minimum wage peaked near $10.00 per hour in 1968, using 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars. In other words, the American working class has been in a steady economic decline for the last almost 50 years, despite a near doubling of productivity.Read More »