President Biden published a statement Monday night calling on Congress to intervene to block a national rail strike and impose a contract which tens of thousands of railroad workers voted down. A few hours later, outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House of Representatives would take up such a bill this week and send it to the Senate with the “hope that this necessary, strike-averting legislation will earn a strongly bipartisan vote…”Biden calls on Congress to impose rail contract in a major assault on workers’ democratic rights
Nov 22, 2022 – As the US proxy war against Russia in Ukraine destroys a nation and destabilizes a region, similar meddling that preceded the 2014 coup in Kiev is unfolding across Southeast Asia and in particular, in Thailand.
Who is the “Zelensky” of Thailand? Documented evidence exposes the Thai opposition as a product of years of US interference all in a bid to pivot Thailand aways from its largest economic and trade partner – China – and transform it into a belligerent proxy against Beijing on Washington’s behalf.
References:Anti-China Protests in Thailand: Who is Behind them & Why? Searching for Asia’s “Zelensky” (Odysee) via The New Atlas
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
British communists stand in solidarity with our Yugoslav comrades under attack from EU-backed fascist thugs.
We reproduce below a letter received from comrades in the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia and the response sent to the NKPJ and to the Serbian government by our party.Neo-nazis smash up Yugoslav communist party headquarters
Rishi Sunak’s policy history and cabinet appointments have raised fears of even more benefits cuts and a drastic curtailing of basic rights, says Tanupriya Singh.Britons Face More Austerity, Weaker Rights Under Sunak
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday morning that just 263,000 jobs were added in the month of September, down from 315,000 in August. The total of new jobs matched the previous low, in April of 2021, for monthly job creation over the past 20 months.Weak US jobs report not weak enough: Financial markets plunge
In the U.S., we proudly point to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights that was adopted in 1791.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”Peace Train: Silencing contrarian voices
More Ukrainian Soldiers Continue to Defect as Eastern Ukrainians See Better Future with Russian FederationMedia Darling Volodymyr Zelensky Kidnaps Student Dissidents, Bans Opposition Parties, Shuts Down Independent Media, Commits Egregious War Crimes and Imposes Regressive Labor Laws
Jianlong Steel Holding Company official Chen Guojun, who earned over 3 million yuan the previous year, planned to take over the majority state-owned Tonghua Iron and Steel Group. He announced plans to cut the number of workers from 30,000 down to around 5,000, with those made redundant receiving around 200 yuan in compensation. The firm was still profitable, but the planned restructuring was aimed at increasing profits further amidst a global economic downturn.
Outraged, the workers shut down production and rioted, beating Chen, blocking roads and smashing police cars to prevent police and ambulances from reaching him.
The sale was subsequently scrapped.On this day, 24 July 2009, 3,000 steel workers in Tonghua, China rioted and beat an executive to death when threatened with privatisation and job losses.
WASHINGTON—Progressive plans to cut the Pentagon’s annual spending spree crashed and burned in Congress last week. Pro-labor proposals won, however by a party-line vote.Progressive push to curb war armaments crashes; pro-labor proposals win