President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch

Lula at a campaign event Thousands took to the streets to celebrate as Lula, the candidate of the Workers’ Party of Brazil, defeated Jair Bolsonaro in one the most crucial elections in the country’s history Thousands took to the streets of Brazil to celebrate as Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT)Continue reading “President Lula! / by People’s Dispatch”

In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins

Supporters of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wave flags during a campaign rally in a street in Brasília, on October 29, 2022. (Evaristo Sa / AFP via Getty Images) Originally published in Jacobin, on October 30, 2022 Today, Brazilian voters are not just choosing between Bolsonaro and Lula — the far right and the LeftContinue reading “In Today’s Election, the Survival of Brazil’s Democracy Is at Stake / An Interview With Vincent Bevins”

The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt

Pohnpei International Airport. (Photo: Mike LaMonaca/Flickr) Originally published in Antiwar.com on October 24, 2022 U.S. officials are working to integrate the compact states more closely into the American empire in the Pacific Ocean. For the past year, U.S. diplomats and military leaders have been advising the leaders of Palau and the Federated States of MicronesiaContinue reading “The American Empire Runs Through the Compact States / by Edward Hunt”

Republicans Will Never Stop Trying to Destroy Social Security / by Ben Beckett

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference with House Republicans outside the US Capitol on March 11, 2021. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images) GOP leaders are threatening to cut Social Security and Medicare if they take back the House this fall. Elected Democrats won’t have the will or power to stopContinue reading “Republicans Will Never Stop Trying to Destroy Social Security / by Ben Beckett”

Media narratives shield landlords from a crisis of their own making / by FAIR

The New York Times (9/27/22) asks readers to feel sorry for this man who owns 11 apartments. Originally Published in Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) on October 21, 2022 As landlords continue their relentless pursuit of profits, and politicians allow pandemic-era eviction moratoriums to expire, the human toll of a fundamentally brutal housing systemContinue reading “Media narratives shield landlords from a crisis of their own making / by FAIR”

The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake

Originally published on the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), on October 27, 2022 Over the past month, children’s hospitals across the United States have entered an unprecedented crisis. They are being inundated with a wave of infants and toddlers hospitalized with a range of respiratory illnesses, well before the normal peak in December. The mostContinue reading “The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake”

Maine Communist Party Is Planning Ahead / by Benjamin Ostergaard, Communist Party of Maine

Image: WH, CPM “So what does a communist party actually do? You may have read much about Marxism and the political positions of the Communist Party USA, but you’re probably wondering, how do we move from a small political party to a sizable one that advances the development of socialism like the Communist Parties inContinue reading “Maine Communist Party Is Planning Ahead / by Benjamin Ostergaard, Communist Party of Maine”

How Do Communists Govern in the Indian State of Kerala? / by Eduardo García Granado

Sources: The Jump [Photo by Ranjit Bhaskar Al Jazeera] Kerala is an Indian state referred to by citizens of that country as a place of inherent natural beauty. Some 35 million people live in this territory in the south of the subcontinent. To get an idea, one only has to realize that more people liveContinue reading “How Do Communists Govern in the Indian State of Kerala? / by Eduardo García Granado”

To protect fragile economy, report argues Maine must do more for workers / by Evan Popp

A recent report found that although Maine bounced back quickly from the pandemic-induced downturn, that recovery has masked “continued underlying weaknesses in the economy.”  Challenges identified in the Maine Center for Economic Policy’s annual “State of Working Maine” report include that many jobs continue to lack basic labor protections — even as workers increasingly assert their powerContinue reading “To protect fragile economy, report argues Maine must do more for workers / by Evan Popp”

Maine’s Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1 / Public News Service

Family doctor examining throat of a small black boy while visiting him at home during coronavirus pandemic. Originally published on October 21, 2022 in Beacon: A Project of the Maine People’s Alliance Maine continues to see the largest decreases in the number of people who are uninsured in recent years, and the trend is expected to continueContinue reading “Maine’s Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1 / Public News Service”