“Stop Earning This Huge Profit on Blood”: An Interview with Anu Muhammad about the Tazreen Fashions Factory Fire in Bangladesh

Conducted by Stephanie McMillan Anu Muhammad, an anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist activist and Professor of Economics at Jahangirnagar University (Dhaka, Bangladesh), is the author of more than 20 books. He is the editor of the website Meghbarta.info. The fire occurred on November 24, 2012 in Savar, Bangladesh, killing more than a hundred workers. The factory produced clothing for [...]

Overcoming Sectarianism in the Construction of a Combative Mass Movement

By Jan Makandal The Crisis of Capitalism: A Particular Conjuncture Capitalism is going through a period of deep crisis in the reproduction of capital. Two types of contradictions are actually affecting capital, compelling it to desperately seek a remedy for this crisis, which is a result of how capital is currently producing surplus value, and [...]

An Interview with an Organizer for Batay Ouvriye (Workers Struggle)

By One Struggle One Struggle: Can you give me a brief description of what Batay Ouvriye* is and a little bit of the history of it? Batay Ouvriye: Batay Ouvriye is part of a whole current that had roots in Europe and the United States where many of the resistance, many of the leftist people, [...]

The 99%: Who are we really?

Capitalism is going through one of its worst crises ever. This is neither a cyclical crisis nor a temporary contraction; it is a deeply rooted crisis based on the voracity of capital and the capitalist class that manages and controls capital. So far, most of the solutions offered have been short lived and it seems [...]

Statement of Solidarity with SOTA

Beginning in mid September, a nascent Haitian garment workers’ union decided that in their continued efforts to defend and demand that their factories respect their basic democratic rights – they would go public. Within 2 weeks, spokespeople for Sendika Ouvriye Takstil ak Abiman (SOTA) were out of work. In some workplaces, organizers were specifically told [...]