Popular Power

Colombia: All Out for the National Social Strike on November 21

Social movements in Colombia are filling the streets today, November 21, for a ‘paro nacional’ in protest of neoliberal attacks on education and pensions. Political tension has increased with calls for the resignation of right-wing president Iván Duque, while the State has enacted new repressive measures and former president Álvaro Uribe is implicating provocateurs and […]

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Statement: Puerto Rican Feminists Demand Governor’s Resignation Due to Remarks

Introduction by Aurora Santiago-Ortiz La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción, referred to as “La Cole,” began in 2013 when feminist activists from the Puerto Rican student movement and other radical activist spaces decided to create an intentional space to address multiple and simultaneous oppressions affecting womxn and femmes. La Cole is an intersectional political organization, with […]

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Green Power: Strong Movements to Face the Climate Crisis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Speaking on climate crisis and social movements is Seattle, WA based Black Rose/Rosa Negra member Arthur Pye. Providing a survey of the depth of the crisis and various responses, above all Pye stresses that ultimately building popular power outside of the constrains of institutional forces is what will push the dramatic […]

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L.A.’s Class Struggle Looks Like This: The Tenants Movement

We reprint this piece from our comrades at Salvo Newspaper highlighting the powerful fights against displacement that tenants are waging in Los Angeles, fighting for their homes and building popular power. It’s well know that L.A.’s housing market is one of the most absurdly expensive in the country — rivaled only by the S.F. Bay […]

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On Strike at Stop & Shop: Interview from the Picket Line

Starting Thursday, April 11th, 31,000 Stop & Shop grocery store workers at over 240 stores throughout New England went on strike to fight for a fair contract— what will be the largest strike in the U.S. since a 2016 walkout by Verizon workers. Stop & Shop workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers […]

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Update: West Virginia Walkouts Beats Back Neoliberal Education Bill

A #55Strong Update on the Omnibus Bill Walkouts From a West Virginia Teacher By Michael Mochaidean On Monday, February 17th, Presidents of the three major education unions in West Virginia announced a statewide walkout by union members in opposition to the Senate’s Omnibus Education bill – SB451. As mentioned previously, SB451’s key sponsor, Patricia Rucker, […]

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New Strike Launched as West Virginia Teachers Continue Struggle

Editorial note: This article was written by a rank-and file West Virginia teacher the week prior to teachers striking on February 19, 2019. The headline has been adjusted to reflect the current strike. By Michael Mochaidean One year ago, teachers and school service personnel in West Virginia rocked the nation with their historic nine-day statewide […]

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Picket Line Lessons: The UTLA Teacher Strike

Members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles who were involved in community mobilization in support of the strike and as members of UTLA provide their summary and analysis. The article highlights the community-worker nature of the strikes demands, the conditions of the settlement, the pitfalls of union leadership and labor law, as well as […]

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The State of Social Movements in Latin America: An Interview with Raúl Zibechi

Raúl Zibechi is a Uruguayan journalist and one of Latin America’s leading political theorists. He is an international analyst for Brecha newspaper in Uruguay and a professor at Multiversidad Franciscana de América Latina. Zibechi has written numerous books on social movements and politics across the Americas, including Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American […]

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Striking For The Future of Education: Interview with a Los Angeles Teacher

Image: Hundereds of teachers gather for the chapter chair meeting of UTLA (United Teachers of Los Angeles). Source: BRRN-LA. More than 30,000 educators in the country’s second-biggest school district of Los Angeles are poised to strike Thursday, January 10 UPDATE: Monday, January 12 for the first time since 1989. In the aftermath of the inspiring wave of […]

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