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May 1: Glints at Bangladesh labor’s struggle | Farooque Chowdhury

May 1: Glints at Bangladesh labor’s struggle | Farooque Chowdhury

Today is May Day – a day for the labor to celebrate, a day to vow for carrying forward its political struggle for emancipation of humanity, a day to reiterate its position on the questions of capital and capital’s political power; and a day to learn from the working people’s history of struggles. This land – Bangladesh – is rich[Read More…]

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Unless unions educate workers politically, labor will find itself more powerless than ever before: Timir Basu focuses on labor in India

Unless unions educate workers politically, labor will find itself more powerless than ever before: Timir Basu focuses on labor in India

Labor around the world is facing a hostile situation to the extent and intensity unprecedented in labor’s history. At the same time, labor in the Global South and Global North is theoretically, organizationally and politically unarmed. In this perspective, Timir Basu, a revolutionary once organizing the poor peasantry, and after passing hard time behind bar, organizing the labor, and delivering[Read More…]

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A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview taken in April 2019 by Farooque Chowdhury. Professor Michael Yates, whose academic fields are labor economics and the relationship between[Read More…]

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Samman and the International Workers Day | Jayashubha

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Samman and the International Workers Day | Jayashubha

Lal Bahadur Shastri had given the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ (Hail the Soldier, Hail the Farmer). This was in recognition of their contribution for national security and food security in the country. The point that was however missed out was the issue of ‘Jai Samman’. Being a part of the working class working towards protecting national territory or providing[Read More…]

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An American Babushka in Moscow: May Day in the Former Soviet Union

An American Babushka in Moscow: May Day in the Former Soviet Union

When I first came to Russia I was thrilled by any artifact of the Soviet Union, by every Red Star I saw atop a building, by every hammer and sickle bas relief.  The statues of Marx across from the Bolshoi, of Engles standing tall in the small park across from Kropotkinskaya Metro sent shivers up my spine.  But I will[Read More…]

Commemorating the First Martyrs of labour history of the world: Kashmir weavers’ agitation of 1865

Commemorating the First Martyrs of labour history of the world: Kashmir weavers’ agitation of 1865

Every year, the world commemorates the victims of Haymarket affair that took place on Tuesday, May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago, by observing May 1st as International Workers’ Day in their memory; albeit in Canada & US, 1st September is chosen as Workers’ Day. On that fateful day, the workers had gathered peacefully to demonstrate & advocate for better[Read More…]

May Day 2018: Exploitation, NO! Expropriation, NO! Unite for Justice!

May Day 2018: Exploitation, NO! Expropriation, NO! Unite for Justice!

Interview of Monthly Review analysts In view of the historic May Day, May 1st, analysts from Monthly Review, the famous independent socialist magazine, identify tasks the working classes should press with. In the following interviews, conducted in early-April, John Bellamy Foster, Professor and Editor of Monthly Review; Fred Magdoff, Professor Emeritus, and one of Monthly Review’s closest associates; and Michael[Read More…]

‘May Day’: Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

‘May Day’: Militancy Needed To Create The Economy We Need

Co-authored by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor class has concentrated its power and uses its power in an abusive way, not only against unions but also to create economic insecurity for workers. At the same time, workers, both[Read More…]

 May Day in a Neoliberal Society

 May Day in a Neoliberal Society

A Forbes article entitled, “On May Day, Communism Is A Much-Closeted Joke” proclaimed the triumph of neoliberalism and the end of celebrating workers as follows: “Once its biggest self-celebration, May Day now signals Mayday for global communism. Just a half century ago, it seemed irrepressible, now communism is just reprehensible, with the relevance of a renaissance festival. Ironically, it is[Read More…]

The Future Works ….

The Future Works ….

  Yes! There are atrocities Rapes Murders Lynchings ….. But Also there are protests Agitations Strikes Struggles …. Egging on the masses For future peaceful lives Though the ‘ opium’ of religion Is engulfing the world over People are coming out of intoxication To challenge the fanatic power The legacy of Marx Unites the workers To observe May day With[Read More…]