John Palameda is a professor, union leader, baseball fan, and member of the American Party of Labor.
Remembering the Italian partisans who ended Mussolini’s violence
By John Palameda, Red Phoenix correspondent, Illinois. On the anniversary of Mussolini’s death, online left spaces are often filled with the pictures of il duce and his closest allies strung up in the Piazza Quindici Martiri in Milan. As an… Read More ›
The Two Academias: A response to the illusion of upward mobility in higher ed.
By John Palameda, Red Phoenix correspondent, Illinois. John Palameda is a member of the American Party of Labor, an adjunct professor of English, and President of his local adjunct faculty union. When I first saw the headline for Amos Dewy’s… Read More ›
This Labor Day, Celebrate the Resurgent Union Movement’s Victories Against Pandemic Capitalism
By: John Palameda, Red Phoenix Correspondent Chicago In the United States, those of us who are leftist workers have a vexed relationship with this labor day, the first Monday in September. The day was a refuge for the American state… Read More ›
The History and Meaning of May Day
By: John Palameda, Red Phoenix correspondent, Illinois. Today is May Day. For the rest of the world, May Day has a rich cultural and political history. Originating in ancient Roman spring festivals, contemporary May Day customs were developed in the… Read More ›
CTU Attacked By Media Because They Have and Use Worker’s Power
By: John Palameda, Red Phoenix Correspondent Illinois The Chicago Teachers Union, for many years one of the strongest and most active remaining unions in the country, is once again in the crosshairs of the corporate media and moderate democrats led… Read More ›
Illinois Hospitals, and Health Care Workers, Strain Under Omicron
By: John Palameda, Red Phoenix Correspondent Illinois With the recent surge of the omicron variant, hospitals in every part of the US are reaching and surpassing capacity levels. Across the country, about 75% of all intensive care unit beds are… Read More ›
Chicago Teachers Fight Back, and Win, Against Reckless Reopening
As school districts and universities across the country are being pressured into opening by Trump, and even liberal ally Anthony Fauci, teachers in Chicago have already begun to fight back, and win, against school administrators and reckless reopening. The Chicago… Read More ›
The Mythology of American Democracy Came Crashing Down Last Night—Fight for a Working Class Alternative!
Last night saw the great mythology of the United States—of free expression, compromise, and democracy—come crashing down in fire, smoke, pepper spray, curfews, and police abuse. It became clear beyond any doubt that the only thing holding the American government… Read More ›
The Murderers of Ahmaud Arbery Have Been Arrested. It Isn’t Enough.
The father-son family of lynchers in Brunswick, Georgia have been arrested and charged with the aggravated assault and murder of Ahmaud Arbery. A national campaign to see the men arrested grew rapidly in the wake of recently release video of… Read More ›
May Day Declaration of the 3rd Annual Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Women
Translated by J. Palameda “WOMEN DEMAND RESPECT FOR LIFE, FOOD SECURITY, UNIVERSAL HEALTH, AND AN END TO VIOLENCE” The Covid-19 pandemic has so far caused the death of more than 200,000 people around the world, and more than 3 million… Read More ›
COVID-19 Has Further Exposed an American Capitalism in Fascist Decay
Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick has sparked controversy with his recent call for people to be put to work to “save the economy,” going so far as to say that grandparents should be willing to risk their lives for… Read More ›
5,600 Americans Were Infected Today—Self-Protecting Capitalists Are Responsible
A report today has confirmed that Richard Burr (R), Dianne Feinstein (D), James Inhofe (R), and Kelly Loeffler (R) all dumped millions of dollars in stock assets, using exclusive information from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the potential of the… Read More ›
Federal Government Spends $1.5 Trillion for 30 Minutes of Stock Gains
In a move aimed at curbing the quickly stumbling stock market, the New York Federal Reserve injected 1.5 trillion dollars into the market today. The Fed released a statement, claiming that “These changes are being made to address highly unusual… Read More ›
Chicago Judge Overrules New Trial for Chicago Police Torture Victim
Gerald Reed’s mother speaks to the press after the verdict Chicago Judge Thomas Hennelly has today overturned a previous ruling by now-retired Judge Gainor to vacate the conviction of Gerald Reed, who has already served 30 years in prison for… Read More ›
Remembering and Unerasing Trans History: Two Medieval Writings on Trans Identity
One of the most prevalent attacks on trans people in the US, from both the left and the right, is that trans identity is a product of modern times and cannot be found in preceding eras. This is a product… Read More ›