From the frontlines of struggle: The PSL in action this week

Every day, PSL members across the country are fighting for the working class in our neighborhoods, at our jobs and anywhere people are facing injustice. Whether it’s the movement against racist police brutality, environmental destruction, imperialist war or any of the other crimes of capitalism, we are constantly putting our politics into practice. Find out more about how to join the struggle here!

Week of Jan. 16, 2023

Texas statewide day of protest for abortion rights

Texas—On the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights demonstrations took place across the state of Texas, home of many of the country’s most restrictive anti-abortion laws. Coordinated actions were organized in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Houston and Dallas demanding legalization of abortion once-and-for-all!

Fight racism, poverty, and war!

Atlanta, GA—PSL Atlanta joined the annual Atlanta MLK March to honor Dr. King’s legacy of opposing racism, poverty and war—what he described as the three evil of society.

Let’s continue to honor Dr. King’s legacy by fighting every day for a socialist system that will defeat racist oppression!

Justice For Herman Whitfield III!

Indianapolis, IN—Indianapolis stood with the Whitfield family on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to demand Justice For Herman Whitfield III!

The federal judge ordered Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to turn over the unedited body camera footage, which showed officers electrocuting and suffocating Whitfield in front of his parents.

Fire and indict Steven Sanchez, Matthew Virt, Nicholas Mathew, Jordan Bull, Dominique Clark and Adam Ahmad NOW!

Socialist Reconstruction outreach

Los Angeles, CA—PSL organizers did outreach in South LA for its community discussion on the chapter “Police Prisons and Poverty: What is to be Done?” from the book Socialist Reconstruction. 

The community discussion sought to answer: How can we end the terrors of police violence, white supremacist violence, and domestic violence? Can oppressed people work together to replace violent organizations like LAPD and LASD with community institutions that truly “protect and serve”?

Black students matter!

Columbia, SC—PSL organizers joined University of South Carolina students as they raised their voices demanding an end to racist attacks against Black and Brown students on campus.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Columbus, OH—PSL members organized a celebration of Lunar New Year at the Northside Branch Library. Attendees painted lanterns, played Peoples’ Jeopardy, and did a group reading on the Vietnamese liberation struggle.

Week of Jan. 9, 2023

NO to NATO, YES to peace in Ukraine! 

New York City, NY—PSL joined protesters from across the region in Times Square to honor the true anti-war legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and demand an end to NATO escalation in Ukraine! The rally turned into a march through Midtown Manhattan and ended at The People’s Forum, where organizers hosted a teach-in. Related anti-war protests took place in cities in other parts of the country as well.

To truly honor Martin Luther King, we must oppose all imperialist wars and the Pentagon war machine!

Justice for Faisal!

Boston, MA—PSL and other members of the community rallied outside Cambridge City Hall at a demonstration called by the Bangladesh Association of New England to demand justice for Arif Faisal Sayed, who was murdered by Cambridge police.

Speakers who knew Faisal described him as caring, thoughtful, and a hardworking student.

We will stay in the streets and continue demanding justice for Faisal and his family!

Nurses’ strike ends in major victory

New York City, NY—Over 7,000 nurses went on strike in New York City last week, demanding proper staffing, safe conditions, and better pay and benefits. PSL organizers joined them on the picket line Monday as they rallied in front of Montefiore Moses Hospital in the Bronx.

The strike ended after three days in a historic victory for the nurses, who won concrete gains toward their demands.

Workers at Potbelly Sandwich Shop launch unionization push

Portland, OR—The PSL joined Restaurant Workers of Portland 503 as they rallied to announce their new union campaign at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop across from Pioneer Courthouse Square.

We stand with the RWP503 and all workers in their efforts to unionize, and we look forward to supporting future efforts!

Repeal Georgia’s abortion ban!

Atlanta, GA—PSL members protested outside the first full day of the 2023 legislative session, demanding that the Georgia General Assembly immediately repeal the 6-week abortion ban.

Protestors also called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to enshrine the right to abortion in Georgia’s constitution, which would end the ping-pong battle in Georgia courts over lifting the ban.

Organizers study Socialist Reconstruction 

Atlanta, GA—Last weekend PSL members held a study group for the book Socialist Reconstruction: A Better Future for the United States.

The study session discussed topics such as the resurgence of the movement for socialism in the United States, how people could build a government with truly democratic structures, and realistic solutions to stopping climate catastrophe.

Week of Jan. 2, 2023

Save Richard Moore!

Columbia, SC—The PSL joined community organizers in front of the South Carolina Supreme Court for a press conference speaking out against the execution of death row inmate Richard Moore. On Jan. 5, the Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of Moore’s execution by firing squad.

If the Court rules against Moore, he will be the first person executed by the state since 2011.

Justice for Sinzae Reed

Columbus, OH—PSL organizers joined the family of Sinzae Reed and the Columbus community at the Statehouse to demand justice for the Black 13-year-old, who was shot and killed by 36-year-old white man Krieg Butler.

The community demands included the arrest of Butler, the removal and resignation of prosecutors Gary Tyack and Martha Farbacher, a city apology to Sinzae’s family, and a DOJ investigation into this hate crime, and the police and judiciary of Columbus.

Atlanta community honors Kendrick Johnson

Atlanta, GA—PSL Atlanta was honored to attend the march commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Kendrick Johnson’s murder.

A horrific case of injustice still haunts South Georgia, but the community continues to speak out and fight for justice. In 2013 Kendrick Johnson, just 17 years old, was found dead by students at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia where he was a student. His body was discovered inside a tightly rolled-up gym mat secured by a strap.

Justice for Eric Holmes

Atlanta, GA—The PSL joined the family of Eric Holmes at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to demand the immediate release of police bodycam footage of the murder of Eric Holmes. It is clear that the GBI is likely withholding the footage because it incriminates the officer and the department.

Holmes was a 19-year-old Black man and father of a three-year-old son who was shot in the back outside his workplace by Officer Justin Stephens, now fired by Clayton County Police Department.

Trader Joe’s workers strike over unfair labor practices

Minneapolis, MN—PSL organizers joined the Minneapolis Trader Joe’s workers on the picket line, where they were striking against the company’s unfair labor practices. Many of the workers complained of barely scraping by after the store cut their hours and hired 20 new, non-union employees. Trader Joe’s has yet to negotiate a contract with the unionized workers.

NYC defends Drag Story Hour

New York City, NY—On Dec. 29, right wing forces came to a drag children’s book reading to disrupt the event from the outside, but the PSL joined dozens of counter protesters to defend the event and help it go on safely. This disruption is just the latest in the string of similar events taking place across the country in an environment of escalating anti-LGBTQ right-wing fear campaigns.

Week of Dec. 19, 2022

Santa has landed!

Washington, DC—The PSL organized a Santa meet and greet for children at the Ivy City Clubhouse! Kids were able to get a free digital photo with Santa, and parents received information on the party’s community safety and cleanup efforts. Baked goods and treats were also provided by community members.

NYC commemorates one-month anniversary of Club Q tragedy

New York City, NY—On the one-month anniversary of the Club Q tragedy, the PSL hosted an altar-making event to honor the lives lost in Colorado Springs.

The altar will be displayed as an interactive installation at The Peoples Forum through the beginning of the new year. 

Brooklyn tenants fight for safe living conditions!

New York City, NY—PSL organizers have been consistently organizing at 1834 Caton Ave, a building in Brooklyn for the past year. Finally, the landlord agreed to meet with tenants in the lobby to discuss demands for repairs. At the last second, they chickened out, and didn’t show up!

Tenants had no problem quickly pivoting to a rally in the lobby, where they spoke about the hazardous conditions they’ve been living with for decades. 

Atlanta demands activists be freed from police custody

Atlanta, GA—PSL Atlanta joined other organizers and community members to demand that Stop Cop City activists and Weelaunee Forest tree defenders be freed from police custody.

The community is militantly committed to blocking the construction of a massive police training facility in Southeast Atlanta.

Fighting injustice is not terrorism! Free the activists! Drop the charges!

Justice for Eric Holmes!

Atlanta, GA—PSL organizers joined the family of Eric Holmes to demand accountability for his murder at the hands of Clayton County police.

Holmes was only 19 years old when he was killed at his workplace just over a month ago. He was shot in the back, with his death ruled as a homicide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Yet, two officers involved have quickly entered retirement, and the CCPD is refusing to release the bodycam footage.

PSL stands with the people’s movement in Peru

Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA—PSL members rallied outside the General Consulate of Peru in LA and Boston to denounce the recent overthrow of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, and the U.S. government’s recognition of the right-wing coup government.

We stand against the Peruvian oligarchy and their allies in Washington! Solidarity with the people’s struggle for democracy in Peru!

Week of Dec. 12, 2022

Protestors defend drag show from fascists

San Antonio, TX—The PSL joined over 300 pro-LGBTQ protestors to defend a holiday drag show that a fascist rightwing militia attempted to protest. The show went on! The pro-LGBTQ action defeated and dwarfed the fascist side 4 to 1, demonstrating once again that anti-LGBTQ bigotry and hatred is rejected by the majority of people in Texas!

Philly hosts forum on Bolivia

Philadelphia, PA—The PSL hosted a forum and discussion with two leaders from Bolivia about the ongoing people’s struggle for democracy in the country, and against US intervention. Community members, organizers, and volunteers highlighted lessons to be learned from the people of Bolivia, and the need for international solidarity with workers’ and indigenous movements.

Organizers collect donations for local houseless population

Shepherdstown, WV—PSL comrades hit the streets Saturday and Sunday to collect donations for their necessity handout program, where they provide direct assistance to the local houseless population with food, warm clothing, and more.

Community rallies against energy rate increase

Milwaukee, WI—PSL members joined the DSA and North Side Rising for a rally in front of We Energies headquarters against the company’s 10.9% rate increase. Energy is a necessity and we will not stand for capitalists putting peoples lives at risk so they can rake in millions!

New Yorkers support workers, not bosses!

New York City, NY—PSL organizers joined striking HarperCollins workers at a picket outside the company’s Manhattan office as they approach the end of their first month on strike. Everybody from elected officials, to other UAW units, to bestselling authors published by HarperCollins came out to show their support to the striking workers and to let HarperCollins know that New Yorkers support workers, not bosses!

Solidarity to the workers at HarperCollins!

Community rejects mega cement warehouse

San Diego, CA—PSL organizers joined other community activists and Barrio Logan and National City residents for a rally urging the Port of San Diego to reject Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s proposed mega cement warehouse.

This proposal would bring up to 10,500 diesel-polluting truck trips in Barrio Logan and National City, two cities already disproportionately impacted by environmental racism.

Week of Dec. 5, 2022

Supreme Court declares war on democratic rights

Washington, DC—PSL organizers rallied outside of the Supreme Court as it heard arguments in the Moore v. Harper case, which is a direct attack on basic democratic rights and “one person, one vote.”

Fight back against the assault on democratic rights! Only an organized grassroots movement can defend and expand our rights!

NYC stands in solidarity with rail workers

New York City, NY—PSL members stood with railroad workers, unions, and other labor organizations across the city to call for an immediate reversal of Congress’s unjust, anti-worker decision to force an agreement between unions and the railroad corporations that denies workers paid sick leave.

We demand that Congress grant these workers the ability to fight for a just contract!

Community members reject new public library CEO

Indianapolis, IN—Community members attended the Indianapolis Public Library board meeting to protest the appointment of Gabriel Morley as the new CEO, over the people’s choice, Nichelle Hayes.

Immediately afterwards, Board members rushed out and the people took their seats to hold their own vote. Unsurprisingly, the vote for Hayes was unanimous and the vote for Morley only received boos!

Starbucks workers celebrate one-year anniversary of first unionized store

San Antonio, TX—PSL members joined Starbucks workers and union organizers at the San Antonio Liberation Center for a work session for the Starbucks march and rally on Dec. 9.

The rally celebrated the one-year anniversary of the first-ever unionized corporate Starbucks store located in Buffalo, New York. Rallies were held in 10 different cities across the U.S.

PSL tables on Ohio State University campus

Columbus, OH—PSL organizers brought cocoa to the Ohio State University campus, and talked with students about revolutionary organizing while playing the People’s Jeopardy! They also promoted their upcoming class on prison abolition and building a better world without the prison industrial complex.

‘PNC: Stop banking the bomb!’

Pittsburgh, PA—The PSL joined the Pittsburgh Anti-War Committee and the Stop Banking the Bomb campaign outside of PNC Bank for a picket protesting the bank’s illegal investment in nuclear weapons production. This investment has amounted to $1.6 billion total.

No to nukes! No to U.S.-backed wars!

Week of Nov. 28, 2022

Rallies support rail workers

Washington, DC—PSL organizers came together for an emergency rally Tuesday night after Biden took the side of billionaire railway bosses and called for Congress to force workers to accept the tentative agreement without sick leave.

Biden stands with the bosses! We stand with the rail workers!

ALU demands recognition of its union

New York City, NY—PSL joined the Amazon Labor Union at a protest in front the DealBook Summit, where people paid $2,499 to attend a speaking engagement with members of the ruling class, including Amazon CEO Andy Jassy.

We stand with the ALU in its struggle for union recognition and against corporate greed!

“United we bargain, divided we beg!”

Pittsburgh, PA—Community members rallied in support of baristas at La Prima Espresso Co. holding their election to join UFCW 1776. Workers at La Prima cited many reasons for wanting to unionize, such as equitable pay across the four coffee shops, healthcare benefits, PTO, sick pay, job security, non-discrimination policies, and to democratize their work environment.

Activists hold forum on socialist healthcare

Seattle, WA—PSL organizers held a Liberation Forum on Socialist Healthcare, in which participants joined in a discussion on what healthcare under a socialist model would look like. They also talked about the failures of our current healthcare system, shared their experiences navigating it, and demanded one that is run for and by the people!

Austin says NO to unfair energy rate hikes!

Austin, TX—The PSL joined Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club, TX Climate Jobs, and other community groups for a protest in front of city hall, as Austin City Council prepared to vote on a predatory proposal put forth by Austin Energy—one that would drastically increase energy rates for working class people while decreasing rates for big businesses. At the hearing, over 25 community members came and rejected the proposal during the public comment period. The council delayed voting on the proposal to the upcoming week.

St. Petersburg stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ communithy

Saint Petersburg, FL—PSL members in Tampa Bay organized a vigil at North Straub Park to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community after the cold-blooded massacre in Colorado Springs last month.

Only by standing together, organizing, and creating a mass multi-national movement of working class people can we uproot this system and achieve true liberation once and for all!

Week of Nov. 21, 2022

The Strike Continues!

CALIFORNIA—Last week, striking University of California academic workers won several concessions from the university administration, including workers compensation, just-cause job protection and mandatory union training. This is the power of organized labor!

The strike is still going strong!

Organizers stand in solidarity with LGBTQ community

New York City, NY—PSL held a vigil in solidarity with the LGBTQ community after the attack in Colorado Springs.

Organizers condemned the rising tide of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric advanced by the right wing, which creates a climate of violent hostility in the country leading to such attacks.

Activists hold vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Springfield, MO—On Nov. 20, PSL members organized a vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance. The vigil honored the memory of all the transgender people whose lives were lost due to hate and intolerance, and was followed by a candlelight procession to Park Central Square.

Community organizes Thanksgiving food drive

Boston, MA—PSL organizers joined Oji Collective and other community members to put together Thanksgiving meals for 20 families in need. There were also games, face-painting, and a beat-making station for the kids! This is the third Thanksgiving food drive organized by Oji Collective.

Philly says, ‘Hands off Chinatown!’

Philadelphia, PA—PSL organizers rallied and marched to save Chinatown from the proposed new Philadelphia 76ers arena.

This arena is just the latest attempt by billionaires and developers to gentrify the city, while pushing out its multinational working-class communities.

Community members petition for clean streets

Martinsburg, WV—The West Virginia PSL continues to speak with our neighbors and collect signatures for their petition demanding permanent, public trash cans and pet waste receptacles within the district.

Fund Clean Streets!

Week of Nov. 14, 2022

Anti-war leaders speak on The Real Path to Peace in Ukraine

New York City, NY—On Nov. 19, a full house gathered at The People’s Forum to hear anti-war leaders speak on the panel, “The Real Path to Peace in Ukraine.” Speakers denounced the US war machine’s policy of escalation against Russia that is pushing the globe to the brink of catastrophe. This marked the beginning of a new phase in the anti-war movement—on Jan. 14, we will march at noon on Times Square to continue building this struggle! More details soon!

UC academic workers on strike

CALIFORNIA—PSL organizers are standing with the tens of thousands of University of California academic workers that are on strike across all ten UC campuses. Workers are demanding fair contracts, higher pay, and better conditions. This is the largest university strike in US history.

The fight will continue until demands are met! For more ways to support, go to fairucnow.org/support.

Hundreds march to free Leonard Peltier

Washington, DC—On Nov. 13, PSL members marched along with several hundred others on the National Mall to demand that Joe Biden grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.

After nearly 50 years, Peltier is one of the world’s longest incarcerated political prisoners. Free Leonard Peltier!

Starbucks workers launch strike

NATIONWIDE—On Nov. 17, PSL organizers stood in solidarity with the Starbucks workers on their picket lines across the country on Red Cup Day—the coffee chain’s big holiday promotion day. This nationwide strike was launched by the Starbucks workers to protest against the coffee giant’s union-busting tactics and refusal to bargain with its employees.

Veterans and anti-war activists protest against US imperialism

San Diego, CA—On Veterans Day, anti-war veterans and organizations, including PSL, protested outside one of the largest military bases in San Diego. At the action, organizers demanded an end to US aggression and imperialism around the world, as well as for better treatment of veterans and active duty service members.

200 gather outside of church for LGBTQ-inclusive vigil

Westmoreland, NH—On Nov. 15, PSL joined nearly 200 others for a candlelight vigil outside of the Westmoreland United Church. WUC and Keene Pride organized the vigil after the church’s LGBTQ-inclusive sign was vandalized with Confederate and Nazi imagery twice in the prior week. All across the country, the working class are rejecting the program of the far-right!

Week of Nov. 7, 2022

Activists gather for Women’s Socialism Conference

Atlanta, GA—On Nov. 12, The PSL convened the Women’s Socialism Conference, where leading organizers from the movement spoke about the right wing attack and the need to build an independent, socialist movement to defend women’s rights.

Tenants’ union holds Know Your Rights event

Washington, DC—On Nov. 5, PSL organizers joined the Woodner Tenants’ Union for a Know Your Rights event. In addition to learning about their rights as tenants and their landlord’s housing violations, attendees learned how their union could fight back.

Community members canvass against proposed energy rate hikes

Austin, TX—PSL members teamed up with other local activists last weekend to let their neighbors know about Austin Energy’s unfair rate hikes. The proposal, to be voted on by city council on Dec. 1, unfairly targets Austin’s working class—the lowest energy users would see the most dramatic rate hikes, while commercial users who waste the most energy would see a 25% reduction in their bill.

Community speaks out against attacks on LGBTQ rights

Milford, NH—On Nov. 8, PSL members attended a school board meeting at Milford High School in which students and community members spoke out against the far-right attack on LGBTQ rights and book bans. From 7:00 p.m. until late in the evening, well over 100 people showed up to support LGBTQ students at the high school, with the students themselves being the most articulate defenders of their own rights.

Boston calls on city council to say NO to intervention in Haiti

Boston, MA—PSL members have been out in the streets talking to their neighbors about why they are calling on Boston City Council to pass their draft resolution that stands with the masses of Haitian people in saying NO to colonial-style interventions, occupations and sanctions.

Socialists organize banner drop for Proposition 1

Santa Clara County, CA—PSL organizers joined the Peace and Freedom Party for a banner drop to let others know to vote YES on Proposition 1 on Nov. 8. Those in California ended up voting overwhelmingly in favor of this measure, which will enshrine the right to abortion and contraception in the state constitution.

Week of Oct. 31, 2022

Thousands march to end blockade of Cuba

Nationwide—On Nov. 2 and 3, the United Nations General Assembly debated for the 30th time a resolution condemning the US blockade of Cuba. In advance of this vote, PSL organizers joined thousands of people across the country in solidarity demonstrations demanding an end to this indefensible policy.

Community demands end to fake clinics

Albany, NY—PSL organizers joined a statewide day of action to defend abortion rights and to call for the closing of the fake abortion clinics called crisis pregnancy centers. At the rally Barbara Smith, who co-founded the Combahee River Collective in 1974, spoke of the work that socialist feminists were doing in the 1970s.

Haitian community says no to UN invasion

Columbus, OH—On Oct. 30, PSL, along with members of the Haitian diaspora gathered downtown to stand in solidarity with Haitians in their struggle to defend their sovereignty and in opposition to a military intervention by the US and United Nations.

Community honors lives lost in ICE custody

San Diego, CA—On Dia de los Muertos, PSL organizers joined the Free Them All Coalition to hold a vigil at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. The vigil remembered and honored the individuals who have lost their lives while in ICE and jail custody.

Neighbors plan to vote NO on Amendment 2

Louisville, KY—In October, PSL members spoke with neighbors in the Germantown neighborhood of Louisville about voting no to Amendment 2, which would allow for a total ban on abortion, even in the cases of rape or incest.

Organizers encourage others to Swipe It Forward

New York City, NY—On Nov. 4, PSL organizers spoke with community members in East Harlem about the Swipe It Forward campaign, in which commuters are encouraged to swipe in individuals into the subway who may lack fare.

Week of Oct. 24, 2022

DENVER, CO—PSL organizers rallied with community members against the development of luxury homes that would cause property prices to skyrocket. Community members marched to the development site to let developers and city officials know that they will not be forced out of their homes and will continue to organize against displacement and gentrification!

MIAMI VALLEY, OH—PSL partnered with Sister Baby Community Solutions, I Love West Dayton, and the Dayton Black Panther Party to organize a Community Cleanup in the Westwood neighborhood of Dayton. Together they picked up litter, cleared larger dump sites, and helped maintain the local environment. Strong communities for a strong working class!

SACRAMENTO, CA—PSL organizers joined Voices of Strength to commemorate National Day Against Police Terror. Impacted families spoke outside of the California State Capitol, demanding justice for the countless lives stolen as a direct consequence of unaccountable law enforcement officers.

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Philadelphia Liberation Center celebrated the grand opening of its new, larger location in Kensington! PSL organizers had a busy day filled with love and solidarity from their community. The Liberation Center is a community hub for socialist education, struggle, and solidarity.

ALBANY, NY—On Oct. 25, community members and activists from the Hatuey Project gathered to discuss the effects the US blockade has had on the Cuban people and what we can do to help. The activists talked about the project’s inaugural trip to the island and how that experience opened their eyes to the gains of the socialist revolution and the struggles the country continues to face under the unilateral economic strangulation imposed by the US.

NEW YORK CITY, NY—On Oct. 28, PSL organizers joined Starbucks Workers United on the picket line at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chelsea. Workers are striking over unsafe, unsanitary work conditions ranging from mold in the ice machines to bedbugs in the break room. The roastery, which unionized in April, was the first Starbucks location in the city to organize, and ninth nationwide. Solidarity with all Starbucks workers nationwide!

Week of Oct. 17, 2022

CHICAGO, IL—Socialist Ana Santoyo has announced her run for city council in Chicago’s 45th Ward! Santoyo is a union worker, a mother, a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and a daughter of working-class immigrants. Read our full article on her campaign here!

SPARTANBURG, SC—On Oct. 12, PSL organizers joined the family members of Lavell Lane for a protest outside Spartanburg Detention Center demanding answers in his wrongful death. Lane was arrested for a traffic violation late on Oct. 2. Only five hours later, Lane was dead in police custody.

NEW YORK CITY, NY—What would a socialist U.S. look like? Claudia de la Cruz, Jodi Dean, Eugene Puryear and Brian Becker held a special book talk Oct. 14 at the People’s Forum on the PSL’s latest publication. Socialist Reconstruction provides a roadmap for all working class people in this country to envision a better future for us and for all of humanity. Get your book now at liberationstore.org!

NEW YORK CITY, NY—On Oct. 19, PSL organizers joined the Astoria is Not for Sale coalition to testify at City Hall against the Innovation Queens plan. The $2 billion plan proposes multiple new high towers in Queens, constructing unaffordable luxury apartments where the going rate is set at $4000 for a one-bedroom, and the developers are not committing to anything beyond 25% affordable units. Our neighborhoods are not for sale!

PITTSBURGH, PA—PSL organizers joined union workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on their picket line last week as they led a strike to reinstate a fair contract for higher wages, better health care, and jurisdictional benefits.

BOSTON, MA—On Oct. 17, PSL organizers rallied with community members against a potential U.S.-U.N. military occupation in Haiti. From Boston to Port-au-Prince, no U.S. Intervention in Haiti! Sign the petition here!

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