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I Got Fired for Unionizing at Starbucks. And I’d Do It Again.

Emma Chambers tried to unionize her Los Angeles Starbucks store. As a result, she was fired and lost stable housing and health care. But she says that if she knew all that going in, she’d still have stood up for herself, her coworkers, and the working class. Emma Chambers and her coworkers were fired after organizing for a union at...

France’s Revived Left Can Stop Emmanuel Macron in His Tracks

Neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron has lost his majority in the French parliament. The mass of newly elected left-wing MPs can disrupt his attacks on France’s welfare model — but it also needs to help rebuild resistance in wider society. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the French left-wing NUPES coalition, leaves the National Assembly...

Corporations Are Exploiting Inflation to Increase Profits

Prices are rising — but a large portion of those markups is pure profit for corporations. One thing the Biden administration could do is investigate whether corporations are using inflation as a cover to illegally drive up prices. After Russia invaded Ukraine, Delta announced that ticket prices would be going up by about 10 percent...

Facebook’s Antiabortion Censorship Is a Reminder of the Perils of “Content Moderation”

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, Facebook has started censoring posts about mailing abortion pills. It’s a reminder that even if you support the idea of tech censorship now, sooner or later your views will be targeted. Facebook has been removing posts from users if they mention the fact that abortion...

San Antonio’s Mass Migrant Deaths Are a Logical Outcome of Joe Biden’s Anti-Immigrant Policies

The news of at least 53 deaths of migrants in San Antonio is heartbreaking — particularly because it is the inevitable result of the monstrous immigration policies that Joe Biden has done little to change. Flowers and candles are placed in the area where an abandoned truck was found with fifty-three dead migrants in San Antonio, Texas,...

New York DSA Stood Strong Against an Establishment Counterattack on Tuesday

The Democratic Party establishment, backed by the rich, hit back hard against democratic socialists in New York on Tuesday. But the Democratic Socialists of America beat back the attacks on incumbents and successfully expanded its bench in Albany. Democratic socialist candidates like Marcela Mitaynes won by large margins in New York's...

Baz Luhrmann Is Giving Us a Good, Clean Elvis for the 21st Century

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis tries to sell audiences on a sanitized version of the King, missing the much weirder, wilder, and messier truth of his life and career. Still of Austin Butler in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. (Warner Bros.) Baz Luhrmann’s new film, Elvis, is a lurid, nutty, hysterically melodramatic film extravaganza,...

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Shambles Is Accelerating the Crisis of Northern Irish Unionism

The Democratic Unionist Party lost its status as Northern Ireland’s largest party last month. Now its leaders are supporting another reckless Brexit-related scheme of Boris Johnson’s that will merely worsen the factors underlying the party’s decline. True to form, Boris Johnson’s Tory administration has recently thrown two hand grenades...

Turkey’s Authoritarian President Is Using the War in Ukraine to Tighten His Control

For years, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pursued a harsh crackdown against Kurds and dissidents in the name of anti-terrorism. Now he’s using his role in NATO to launder his image and entrench his rule at home. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a meeting on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, 2022....

Democratic Socialists Gave a Solid Performance in Yesterday’s Elections

The Democratic Socialists of America ran more than a dozen candidates across three states in electoral primaries yesterday. Ten have proceeded to the general — a strong showing for an electoral project that many fear has been placed on the defensive. New York's DSA for the Many slate saw its incumbents continue on, while insurgents...

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