education

Picket Line Lessons: The UTLA Teacher Strike

Assembly of teachers, parents, and students at UCLA Community School in Koreatow

Members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles who were involved in community mobilization in support of the strike and as members of UTLA provide their summary and analysis. The article highlights the community-worker nature of the strikes demands, the conditions of the settlement, the pitfalls of union leadership and labor law, as well as outlining next steps in the struggle.

LA Teachers Strike Over the Emptying Out of the City's Classroom

Following the six-day teachers' strike in Los Angeles, January 14-22, 2019, a look at union demands, contract results, and a union with a history of following the commands of the capitalist Democratic Party.

"The writing is on the walls": Interview with a striking LA teacher

At the time of this writing, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) have been on strike for a total of six school days. The school district for which these teachers work, Los Angeles Unified, is the second largest in the United States. Salvo, a working-class paper for the greater LA area, spoke with Claire, a member of UTLA, about why teachers are striking over much more than a simple pay raise

Striking For The Future of Education: Interview with a Los Angeles Teacher

More than 30,000 educators in the country’s second-biggest school district of Los Angeles are poised to strike Monday, January 12 for the first time since 1989. In the aftermath of the inspiring wave of teacher strikes and actions in 2018, LA teachers are preparing to fight not just for their own jobs, but to defend a vision of democratic and equitable public education against the attack from neoliberal corporate privatizers.

Workers solidarity network launches site in Brazil

This was produced by ordinary workers who believe in the importance of organizing in way of autonomous, solidary and day-to-day action. We are small workers of public and private companies. We have a facebook page, printed bulletins and now a site to publicize our problems and strengthen our struggles.

Citizens for better science

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The left should advocate for free access to not only scientific literature and data but also the means of production of science.

Unrest in Panama

Born into a rich family in Panama, Juan Carlos Varela is an entrepreneur who is fiercely in favour of the free market. He led his conservative Panamenista Party into the elections in 2009, but was then bought off by his rival Ricardo Martinelli, who offered him the vice-presidency if he stopped running against him. In 2014 he won the presidential election, coming in on promises to develop the economic infrastructure of Panama and to proceed with urban renovation in the free trade zone city of Colon.

Paths Written in Concrete: The Chilean student movement of 2011

Thousands of Chilean students marching through the street with banners and flags

This piece hopes to offer a brief and concise background of the Chilean student movement and an analysis of the strategies that pushed it along. Afterwards we provide an interview with Felipe Ramírez, member of the FeL (Federation of Libertarian Students) and 2012 secretary to the FECh (Federation of University of Chile Students).

1968-1969: Pakistani students, workers, and peasants bring down a dictator

An account of the waves of strikes and protests against the inequality, brutality and corruption of Pakistans military dictatorship.

La grève des écoliers de Stepney

Un compte rendu court à propos de la grève par 800 élèves à Stepney, dans l’est de Londres le 27 mai 1971, qui a réussi à obtenir le retour d’un professeur qui avait été licencié pour avoir publié un livre de poésies écrites par les enfants.