Today, Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are launching a six-hour strike on Prime Day, the company’s biggest shopping event of the year. If successful, they could ignite similar actions across the country — and make Jeff Bezos really start to worry about worker power.


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  • Issue No. 33 out now!
  • Spring 2019

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In this issue

The Zone Defense

What we need isn’t exclusionary zoning, inclusionary zoning, upzoning, downzoning, a zoning freeze, or no zoning at all. We need an anticapitalist planning movement.

Storming the World’s Bastilles

On Bastille Day 1889, militants from around the world met in Paris to declare an international union of socialist parties. The Second International promised to spread the spirit of the revolution across borders, only itself to fall victim to nationalist passions.

Rest in Power, Hector Figueroa

Hector Figueroa, the president of SEIU 32BJ, which represents some 175,000 union members primarily in the building services, passed away on July 11, at just 57. His death is a tragic loss not just to his family and friends but to the Left and to the labor movement.