USA

Thousands ride free in San Francisco transport fight

Despite heavy police presence at major bus transfer points, at least a couple thousand passengers rode the buses for free in San Francisco on Thursday, September 1st — the opening day of a fare strike in North America’s most bus-intensive city.

Notes on another defeat for workers in the US: The Los Angeles supermarket strike of 2003-2004

Demonstration outside Castra Safeway, San Francisco.

The story of a defeated supermarket strike in LA, 2003-4.

Black People Have a Right to Rebel

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin's analysis of the place of the 2001 Cincinnati riots within the history of US urban riots and the struggle against racism.

Reflection On Doctor King

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin's analysis of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Working for Wages

The workers have to deal with their own reality and that transforms them

Based on his experience in auto factories, Glaberman discusses the contradictions of the union's role.

Walter Reuther, "social unionist" - Martin Glaberman

Martin Glaberman's review of 'The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit: Walter Reuther and the Fate of American Labor'.

Interview with Martin Glaberman

Marty Glaberman discusses his many years of political experience as a factory worker, comrade of CLR James and, in later years, an academic.

Black cats, white cats, wildcats: Auto workers in Detroit, 1969

Introductory article and account of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and its activity in Detroit in the 1960s and 70s by Martin Glaberman.

Progress & Nuclear Power - Fredy Perlman

The Following text first appeared in a special anti-nuclear issue of Fifth Estate magazine on April 8, 1979. It was written earlier in that year just after an accident at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in eastern Pennsylavania. As news of the accident spread, official messages insisted, "There is no need to overreact, the situation is stable, the leaders have everything under control," but eventually people living near the plant had to be evacuated. Here Fredy reminds us how the original inhabitants of this region were duped and destroyed by the platitudes, promises and police that always accompany Capital.