The Legacy of Richard Trumka (1949-2021): Two Critical Contributions to the Discussion

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka passed away from a heart attack on August 5 at the age of 72. Before taking the helm of the AFL-CIO, Trumka was president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). He rose to prominence in the labor movement after he led a victorious and militant nine-month Pittston Coal strike during the Reagan era. During

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Labor and antiwar activists speak out on the war in Afghanistan

PRESENTATION In October 2001, in the name of the so-called “war on terror,” the United States and an international coalition bombed Afghanistan, drove out the Taliban, and installed a puppet regime that survived only thanks to U.S./NATO occupation troops. At the height of the war, 120,000 U.S. troops were deployed in Afghanistan, with heavy reliance on mercenaries from Blackwater and other

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LCIP’s Supported issues

Introduction LCIP’s main objective is to advance the effort to build a mass working-class party rooted in unions, youth, and communities of the oppressed. With this objective, we will build support and principled unity with liberation movements of Black people and other oppressed nationalities within U.S. borders in their community and electoral campaigns. The platforms of these independent candidates need

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Three Campaigns that Point the Way Forward in the Fight for Independent Working-Class Political Action: Maryland, California and South Carolina

[Note: The interviews – conducted by Alan Benjamin, member of the Continuations Committee of Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) – were conducted in early May 2021.] Interview with NNAMDI LUMUMBA, Co-Convener of the Ujima Peoples Progress Party (UPP) Question: We would like you to address three questions: (1) your assessment of Biden’s first 100 days in office,

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