Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp

Photo: A day of action organized by the Maine Poor People’s Campaign in Bangor in 2021 | Photo courtesy of Maine Poor People’s Campaign via Facebook  Mainers from across the state will travel to Washington, D.C., next month as part of a march to demand that those in power stop ignoring the 140 million poor andContinue reading “Maine Poor People’s Campaign mobilizes for national ‘Moral March on Washington’ in June / by Evan Popp”

Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Analyst Taryn Fivek, in her recent article on the CPUSA website, offers explanations for women’s frequent reluctance to take part in progressive politics. She calls for more involvement of women in the struggle for socialism. Here we review some of her conclusions and argue that women’s role in struggle must be large, one reason reasonContinue reading “Building the Communist Movement is Women’s Work (and Men’s Too) / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

For African and Colonized Peoples, to understand Ukraine: De-center Europe and focus on imperialism / by Black Alliance for Peace

African students trying to get out of Ukraine have faced racism at the border. They’ve been prevented from getting on buses being told that Ukrainians come first. (Photo: BAP/WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/GETTY) Black Alliance for Peace Statement on the Situation in the Ukraine The Black Alliance for Peace emphatically declares that the conflict in the Ukraine emergesContinue reading “For African and Colonized Peoples, to understand Ukraine: De-center Europe and focus on imperialism / by Black Alliance for Peace”

Puerto Rican union workers strike against austerity, point to U.S. responsibility / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Public employees march to demand better salaries, adequate pensions, and better employment conditions, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 18, 2022. | Carlos Giusti – AP In Puerto Rico on Feb. 18, thousands of publicly-employed union workers, retired workers, and university students took part in a national strike and march that spread throughout the island.Continue reading “Puerto Rican union workers strike against austerity, point to U.S. responsibility / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century / by Michael Hudson

Photograph Source: Travis Wise – CC BY 2.0 How the MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquered NATO My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his teachersContinue reading “America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century / by Michael Hudson”

Poor People’s Campaign leader, Rev. Barber, boosts unions in Buffalo talk / by Mark Gruenberg

Photo: The Buffalo baristas Rev. Barber is backing have touched off a Starbucks organizing drive across the country. Here, Starbucks workers in Superior, Colorado filed cards to join Workers United on December 30. As of mid February over 100 locations in 26 states have filed to unionize, with new petitions being announced almost daily. |Continue reading “Poor People’s Campaign leader, Rev. Barber, boosts unions in Buffalo talk / by Mark Gruenberg”

Lawmakers urged to clear waitlists, fund behavioral services and immigrant health / by Dan Neumann

In a public hearing that will help shape state spending on issues of health care, Mainers from an array of backgrounds urged legislators on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee Monday to use the unprecedented surplus to meet many outstanding needs. Among those needs, Mainers told the AFA committee as well as members ofContinue reading “Lawmakers urged to clear waitlists, fund behavioral services and immigrant health / by Dan Neumann”

AFL-CIO, union leaders, call for fast confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS / by Special to the People’s World

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a U.S. Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in her office at the court in Washington on Feb., 18, 2022. Jacquelyn Martin | AP The following statement issued by the AFL-CIO was prepared by Liz Shuler, the president of the federation: “We applaud theContinue reading “AFL-CIO, union leaders, call for fast confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS / by Special to the People’s World”

The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time / by Deborah Veneziale

This was originally written for a Chinese audience and adapted and published in Guancha. —Eds. ussian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on 21 February means that tensions in Eastern Ukraine are likely to continue to rise, which is exactly what U.S. foreign policy wants to promote. Three days ago, Foreign Policy publishedContinue reading “The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time / by Deborah Veneziale”

Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng

President notes huge strides, says Party has safeguarded social equity, justice Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has emphasized unswerving adherence to China’s path of human rights development, saying that whether human rights are upheld in a country cannot be judged by the criteria of others. While presiding overContinue reading “Xi: Pursuit of human rights remains priority / by Cao Desheng”