• Tribune des Travailleurs, the weekly newspaper of the Democratic Independent Workers Party of France (POID), Interviews The Organizer Editorial Board Member Alan Benjamin (reprinted from the September 2019 issue of The Organizer newspaper) Question: There has been considerable talk in recent months about a resurgence of the labor movement in the United States. Could you tell us about this? Alan Benjamin [1] : No doubt about it: Labor is rising. In February 2018, a teachers’ strike wave [...]
  • By Alan Benjamin Forgive me if I am a bit cynical when it comes to the Democratic Party and the issue of “free trade” agreements signed by the United States, Mexico and Canada. There’s a good reason for this. In 1993, the proposed NAFTA agreement faced stiff opposition in the U.S. Congress. The AFL-CIO was urging members of Congress to vote “No” on the grounds that NAFTA would off-shore millions of union-scale jobs to Mexico. Then, at the 11th hour, a labor [...]
  • By Anisio Garcez Homem On Monday, August 19, at around three in the afternoon, more than 12 million people in São Paulo and its suburbs were suddenly plunged into darkness. The mainstream press and some members of the Bolsonaro government invoked a “cold front” in the south of the country! This “explanation” did not last long. Everyone quickly realized that these were clouds of smoke from the huge fires in the Amazon forest. Who are the arsonists? From the time Jair [...]