International Trans Day of Visibility, 2022 / by Stonewall

Trans Day of Visibility takes place every 31 March. It’s a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the community worldwide. It also provides an opportunity for trans and non-binary people to feel seen through positive and realistic representation – and for allies to learn moreContinue reading “International Trans Day of Visibility, 2022 / by Stonewall”

Alexandra Kollontai at 150: International Communist leader and fighter for women’s liberation / by Jenny Farrell

Alexandra Kollontai. | Public Domain Born 150 years ago, Alexandra Kollontai was an outstanding figure in the Russian communist movement. As People’s Commissar for Social Affairs in Soviet Russia, Kollontai was the first woman in history to serve in a government cabinet. Alexandra Kollontai, born 150 years ago on March 31, 1872, was an outstandingContinue reading “Alexandra Kollontai at 150: International Communist leader and fighter for women’s liberation / by Jenny Farrell”

‘Their Inflation Strategy Is Working’: Corporate Profits Soared to Record High in 2021 / by Jake Johnson

Outgoing Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was pictured at an annual shareholder meeting in Seattle on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) Federal data released Wednesday shows that U.S. corporate profits jumped 25% to record highs in 2021 even as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the nation’s economy, disrupting supply chains, hammering low-wage workers, andContinue reading “‘Their Inflation Strategy Is Working’: Corporate Profits Soared to Record High in 2021 / by Jake Johnson”

Coups, Insurgency, and Imperialism in Africa / by Amy Niang

Across the Sahel, young people are restless. So are soldiers. The region is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of coups d’état that have followed each other within a short period of time: within a year or so, five coups d’état have successively rocked Mali, Chad, Guinea, and Burkina Faso in widespread unrest thatContinue reading “Coups, Insurgency, and Imperialism in Africa / by Amy Niang”

Biden budget: Hike the military, defuse protests by taxing the rich / by Mark Gruenberg

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, center, along with other lawmakers, talks with reporters. Jayapal is joined by from left, Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-New York. Susan Walsh | AP WASHINGTON—Tax the rich toContinue reading “Biden budget: Hike the military, defuse protests by taxing the rich / by Mark Gruenberg”

WFP warns of unprecedented levels of hunger and food insecurity in Haiti / by People’s Dispatch

The World Food Programme (WFP) warns that nearly half of Haiti’s population is at the risk of hunger and needs immediate food assistance. Photo: Georges Harry Rouzier/UNICEF According to the latest Integrated Food Phase Classification (IPC) report, between March and June 2022, 4.5 million Haitians will be facing severe hunger. In a country with oneContinue reading “WFP warns of unprecedented levels of hunger and food insecurity in Haiti / by People’s Dispatch”

Divided World: The UN Condemnation of Russia is endorsed by Countries run by the richest, oldest, Whitest people on Earth but only 41% of the World’s population / by Roger Stoll

Featured image: United Nations General Assembly voting board for the March 2 resolution against Russia. Photo: United Nations On March 2 of this year the UN General Assembly met in an Emergency Session to pass a non-binding resolution condemning Russia’s February 24 intervention in Ukraine.1 141 countries voted for the resolution, 5 voted against, 35 abstained,Continue reading “Divided World: The UN Condemnation of Russia is endorsed by Countries run by the richest, oldest, Whitest people on Earth but only 41% of the World’s population / by Roger Stoll”

Ukraine and the Global economic war: barbarism or civilisation? / by Prabir Purkayastha

Russian War on Ukraine: Two Local Perspectives (Photo: Wcuquad.com) Does the Ukraine war and the action of the U.S., EU, and the UK spell the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Even if the peace talks between Russia and Ukraine reach a 15-point peace plan, as Financial Times has reported, the fallout for theContinue reading “Ukraine and the Global economic war: barbarism or civilisation? / by Prabir Purkayastha”

Progressive Coalition Campaigning in Colombia Promises Real Change / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Historic Pact confirms Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez presidential ticket in Colombia | Peoples Dispatch In Colombia Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez on March 24 registered as presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively, for elections taking place on May 29. On behalf of the Historic Pact coalition, Petro stated that, “today is the first day ofContinue reading “Progressive Coalition Campaigning in Colombia Promises Real Change / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”