North America

WGA members

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) secured a tentative agreement with the major Hollywood studios and streaming companies on September 24, ending its nearly five-month-long strike, reports Malik Miah.

UAW strikers

While the United Auto Workers (UAW) "Stand Up Strike" in the US has received global attention, in Canada, unionists ratified a three-year deal with Ford on September 24 — the first target in their pattern bargaining with the Big Three, reports Jeff Shantz.

US flag, gun

Opposition to a 30-day ban on the carrying of firearms in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, drew opposition from gun owners and the far right, including threats against the state governor, her family and staff, reports Bill Nevins.

factory workers

US-based Hong Kong socialist activist and scholar Promise Li discusses how economic interdependence across rivaling geopolitical blocs shapes inter-imperialist tensions today, with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes.

Members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) are striking against major US-owned car manufacturers, as they negotiate for lost wages and conditions and job security in a radically changing industry, reports Malik Miah.

War on Ukraine Cuba

The Cuban government has denounced the participation of its citizens in Russia’s war on Ukraine, as it revealed the discovery of a human trafficking ring seeking to entice or trick Cubans into joining the war effort, reports Federico Fuentes.

soldiers factory

In the first part of our interview, Austrian Marxist Michael Pröbsting, author of The Great Robbery of the South and Anti-Imperialism in the Age of Great Power Rivalry, discusses his views on imperialism in the 21st century with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes.

atomic bomb

The new blockbuster film Oppenheimer has raised complex questions on the nature of the society that permitted such bombs to be developed and used and the stockpiling of nuclear arsenals that can destroy the world many times over, writes Prabir Purkayastha.

ILWU

Canadian dockworkers in British Columbia voted on August 3‒4 to accept a new tentative agreement with employers, reports Jeff Shantz.

ILWU

Rank-and-file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) in British Columbia have voted down an employment agreement foisted on them by a government mediator, reports Jeff Shantz.

Child labour in US

A 16-year-old boy died in a Wisconsin sawmill while states loosen 80-year-old child labour laws, aiming to bring in super exploitable child labour, especially in non-unionised industries, reports Malik Miah.

BC dockworkers strike

Dockworkers ended their strike in British Columbia, following a controversial ruling by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to declare their strike illegal, reports Jeff Shantz.