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Antifascists Shut Down Neo-Nazis & Proud Boys in Sacramento
Sacramento, California – Clashes broke out inside the Sacramento City Council chambers on May 23rd, as angry community members chanted, held banners, and shut down a small group of neo-Nazis who threw up Hitler salutes and attempted to address the council.

New Report: $1.1 Trillion was Spent on Militarism & War Last Year
That equals 62% of the federal discretionary budget. “When we invest so heavily in militarism at home and abroad, we deprive our own communities and people of solutions to problems that pose immediate security threats.”

Resident Physicians At Elmhurst Hospital Begin Five-Day Strike
Resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital are on the picket line starting Monday for better pay, benefits. Queens, NY – Following several days of public actions, including a march on the boss on Thursday May 18, and close to a year of bargaining, resident physicians at represented by CIRSEIU will hold a final event on Sunday, May 21 calling on Mount Sinai, their employer, to bargain fairly and avoid the unfair labor practice strike set to begin on Monday May 22 at 7AM at Elmhurst Hospital.

US Labor Agency Rejects Starbucks’ Effort to Obtain Records of Worker Communications with Media
A judge for the National Labor Relations Board determined it was unlawful for Starbucks to request records of communications between unionized workers and news media organizations. The decision reversed a prior ruling from a United States court, which upheld subpoenas issued to 21 workers that were sought by Starbucks to help the corporation defend against allegations that they engaged in unfair labor practices against Starbucks Workers United.

US Empire Of Debt Headed For Collapse
Prof. Michael Hudson’s new book, The Collapse of Antiquity: Greece and Rome as Civilization’s Oligarchic Turning Point” is a seminal event in this Year of Living Dangerously when, to paraphrase Gramsci, the old geopolitical and geoeconomic order is dying and the new one is being born at breakneck speed.

Georgia State Students Demand The University Denounce Cop City
The university heavily invests in policing, surveillance, and other forms of state violence that disproportionately impact racially-oppressed students, both historically and in our contemporary time, who comprise most of the school’s population. Further, while the institution increases funding for GSU Police Department, which enacts racialized violence against its students, departments face budget cuts that reduce the educational capacity of the university.

Union Win At Bus Factory Electrifies Georgia
After a bruising three-year fight, workers at school bus manufacturer Blue Bird in Fort Valley, Georgia, voted May 12 to join United Steelworkers (USW) Local 697.

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