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In Mexico, Workers Are Struggling for Independent Unionism

In Mexico, Workers Are Struggling for Independent Unionism

For a century, the official labor movement in Mexico has been a racket of company unions and protection contracts for bosses. Now that there’s a genuine push to grow independent unionism, President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador must get behind it. Union workers take...

The Legacy of Mike Davis’s Late Victorian Holocausts

The Legacy of Mike Davis’s Late Victorian Holocausts

In Late Victorian Holocausts, Mike Davis showed how late 19th-century state violence and neglect created colonial markets and infrastructures, which, combined with shifting weather patterns, led to astonishingly brutal famines across the Global South. Victims of the...

The Qatar World Cup: Money Runs Modern Soccer

The Qatar World Cup: Money Runs Modern Soccer

Qatar’s World Cup is the culmination of decades of football capitalism — a victory for big corporations and repressive governments, and a tragedy for the fans and workers who make the game. A staff member outside the stadium prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Can Salvage Your Holiday Weekend

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Can Salvage Your Holiday Weekend

Written by Weird Al himself and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a biopic parody that mocks the prestige form at every turn. It may very well save you from the worst interludes of family togetherness this weekend. Daniel Radcliffe as "Weird...

Today, We Need to Make Amazon Pay

Today, We Need to Make Amazon Pay

From the United States to Bangladesh, from Germany to South Africa, Amazon will face coordinated strikes and protests today demanding that the company raises wages above inflation for all its workers and stops its union busting. Jeff Bezos speaking at a press...

Part-Time Faculty at New York’s New School Are on Strike

Part-Time Faculty at New York’s New School Are on Strike

Part-time faculty at the New School and Parsons School of Design in New York City went on strike last week. Jacobin spoke with striking workers about their demands for job security and wage increases to keep up with the cost of living. Part-time faculty are on strike...