Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable

By W. T. Whitney Jr. It’s true. Too often, in too many circumstances, for too long, the lives of Black people in the United States don’t matter. Black people fill prisons; their children fill terrible schools; too many are poverty-stricken. But at issue here are the killings and the people left to die. Post-Civil WarContinue reading “Under Capitalism Black Lives Are Adrift and Vulnerable”

Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women

By W. T. Whitney Jr.  Source: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/remembering-claudia-jones-communist-leader-who-spoke-for-black-women/ December 24 marks the death in 1964 of Claudia Jones. A member of the U.S. Communist Party’s National Committee and executive secretary for its Women’s Commission, Jones died in England, nine years after her deportation there. We recall her life and contributions. Her analysis of black women’s oppressionContinue reading “Remembering Claudia Jones, Communist leader who spoke for black women”

Chart of The Day – Covid Unemployment – David Ruccio

By David Ruccio, Aug 11, 2020  Source : https://mronline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/chart-of-the-day-87.jpg To read the mainstream press, you’d think that the U.S. economy—especially the economy from the standpoint of workers—is on the mend. The New York Times is a good example: The American economy gained 1.8 million jobs last month, even as the coronavirus surged in many parts of the country and newly reintroducedContinue reading “Chart of The Day – Covid Unemployment – David Ruccio”

Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger

Originally By John Pilger, Aug 07, 2020  Source : https://mronline.org/2020/08/07/another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/ In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons–from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada to Polynesia and Australia. He warns that unless we take action now, China is next. John Pilger, renownedContinue reading “Another Hiroshima is coming…. Unless we stop it now – John Pilger”

Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg

Originally posted on People’s World on June 29, 2020 10:52 AM by Mark Gruenberg BATH, Maine—Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and a parade of other prominent politicians are supporting the 4,300 Machinists Local S6 workers forced to strike by their bosses at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. “A job is about a lotContinue reading “Biden backs strikers at Bath Iron Works-Mark Gruenberg”

Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – W.T. Whitney Jr.

By W. T. Whitney Jr. – June 10, 2020 Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers  were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year wasContinue reading “Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again – Joe Sims

Originally posted on People’s World June 9, 2020 10:58 AM CDT  BY Joe Sims With a nationwide uprising over the public execution of George Floyd, and Trump’s use of military force in D.C.’s Lafayette Square, the country has entered an extremely dangerous period. Institutionalized racist police violence, always present, is now front and center in the COVID-sparked economic crisis. The pandemic,Continue reading “Keep marching: From streets to voting booth and back again – Joe Sims”

What about Unemployment Councils? – Proposal from Rosanna Cambron and Joe Sims, Co Chairpersons of CPUSA

May 13, 2010 We’re reaching out to comrades and friends all over the country to join in building a united campaign against unemployment. Until it’s safe to work we need income and when it’s safe we demand sustainable jobs with a Green New Deal! The time has come to organize unemployment councils that would bringContinue reading “What about Unemployment Councils? – Proposal from Rosanna Cambron and Joe Sims, Co Chairpersons of CPUSA”

For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020

The U. S. President and his Secretary of State frequently expound about the supposed failings of enemies abroad. Recently they’ve blasted China’s response to the pandemic, Venezuela’s dictatorship, Cuba’s “slave doctors” overseas, and even Iranian border guards beating up on Afghan migrants. But they’ve been mostly silent about two recent disruptions of the imperialist statusContinue reading “For Cuba and Venezuela, US Silence May Not Be Golden – W.T. Whitney – May 16th, 2020”