This speech was made by Max Shachtman soon after the famous March on Washington for civil rights of 28 August 1963, and appeared in New America, the paper of the Socialist Party (USA), on 24 September
Content note/ trigger warning for transphobia and sexual violence
US workers employed by fast food chains including McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Wendy's will launch a national strike on 29 August as part of their ongoing fight to win a $15/hour minimum wage.
Joe Hill was a Swedish-American labour activist and songwriter, a member and troubadour of the Industrial Workers of the World.
13 August 2013: A hunger strike in prisons across California has entered its second month, and the remaining participants are mourning the first casualty of this action.
Update - 21 August 2013
Dedicate May Day 1945 to - a new world of socialism!
MANIFESTO OF THE WORKERS PARTY
Working Men and Working Women: This May Day, 1945, arrives at a time when civilization stands on the edge of disaster. The war, rapidly approaching conclusion in Europe and with a swifter than anticipated defeat of Japan in the offing, has shown the dual tendencies in capitalism: its tremendous capacity to create the means of abundance; its equally tremendous capabilities of destruction.
Shock, horror and then rage. These were the feelings experienced by tens of thousands of people across the country as they struggled to comprehend the meaning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal.
Older people in the USA prefer "capitalism" to "socialism" by a huge margin. But among under-29s it's different.
Here are the figures:
and this is the source: click here.
Anyone who doubts whether international labor solidarity makes a difference should speak to Hassan Juma'a Awad, President of the Iraq Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU).