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Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? The biggest danger today: a vengeful would-be dictator and a cultist Christian nationalist movement that are reaching for absolute power in our country. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2024.

Harry Bridges and the ILWU – Then and Now

Peter Olney Stansbury Forum
Time to follow the containers, march inland and organize! Time to build a multi-union organizing project. Time to strategize and organize!" Read Robert Cherny’s “Harry Bridges Labor Radical, Labor Legend”, University of Illinois Press 2023.

Laney Graduate Students Vote To Unionize

Ilah Ross Emory Wheel
Laney Graduate School students have voted to unionize after years of advocacy, making Emory University the first private university to have a graduate-worker union in Georgia and the second in the South.

#GivingTuesday and the Challenge to the Left in 2024

Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? Here is how we -- the Portside moderators -- see it. And how you can help Portside.

Workers at Tacoma Art Museum Vote Unanimously To Unionize

Lauren Gallup Northwest Public Broadcasting
To unionize, Tacoma Art Museum Workers United [TAMWU] needed the majority of its 26 workers to vote yes. After two days of voting in an election overseen by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission, the unanimous results came in Th

Dockworkers and Labor Activists Can Block the Transport of Arms to Israel

Peter Cole, Rafeef Ziadah, Katy Fox-Hodess Jacobin
Pro-Palestine “Block the Boat” actions, where dockworkers block the transport of arms to Israel, have proliferated in recent years. Recalling actions against apartheid South Africa, they’re an effective way for labor to oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.

This Thanksgiving, Consider the Wellbeing of Family Farmers

Tommy Enright Wisconsin Examiner
Thanksgiving serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of our lives with the land and those who cultivate it. As we express gratitude for the abundance before us, it is incumbent upon us to advocate for policies that sustain our food system.

Labor for Traditional Medicare

Labor for Traditional Medicate Labor For Traditional Medicare
Many trade union leaders and Mayors are trying to force their retirees onto Medicare Advantage Plans. New York City has become the focus of this fight. Labor for Traditional Medicare has collected these 2,688 signatures in opposition.