Poor People’s Campaign petitions demand Build Back Better’s passage / by Mark Gruenberg

Poor People’s Campaign: Rev. Angela Martin of the Maryland_PPC challenges Sen JoeManchin directly with the central theme of our campaign: “Which side are you on?” ‘ | Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter WASHINGTON—Bearing petitions with more than 100,000 names, low-wage and poor women from the Poor People’s Campaign, along with co-chairs Revs. William Barber II and LizContinue reading “Poor People’s Campaign petitions demand Build Back Better’s passage / by Mark Gruenberg”

The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History / by Joshua D. Rothman

A trade card with printed black type for the domestic slave traders Hill, Ware and Chrisp, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Mountains of material expose the depravity of the men who ran the largest domestic slave trading operation in American history and reveal the fortitude of the enslavedContinue reading “The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History / by Joshua D. Rothman”

Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain

Photograph Source: Jeanne Menjoulet – CC BY 2.0 In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? ~ Martin Luther King Where Do We Go fromContinue reading “Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People’s Campaign  / by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain”

Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board

The hostage-takers: Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. | J. Scott Applewhite / AP In the name of protecting corporations and billionaires from fair taxes, two corporate Democrats are holding the fate of America’s families—from seniors to children—in their hands. The budget reconciliation bill now being held hostage by Senators Joe Manchin andContinue reading “Save Build Back Better Act from corporate Democrats holding it hostage / by People’s World Editorial Board”

Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., smiles and waves as she departs the Capitol in Washington. Back in her home state of Arizona, her efforts to sabotage the Build Back Better Act aren’t eliciting many smiles. | Jose Luis Magana / AP WASHINGTON—With Democratic President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better progressive agenda hanging in the balance inContinue reading “Sinema’s sabotage of Build Back Better agenda blasted in Arizona / by Mark Gruenberg”

Rev. William J. Barber II: America is now at the “most critical time, between life and death”/ by Chauncey Devega

Rev. Dr. William Barber: Founder of Poor People’s Movement says focusing so much on Trump and racism was a mistake — but “the fight is on” / (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) CHARLESTON, W. VA.—The Poor People’s Campaign and his own West Virginia constituents are turning up the pressure on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, the self-styled “moderate”Continue reading “Rev. William J. Barber II: America is now at the “most critical time, between life and death”/ by Chauncey Devega”

So-called Dem ‘moderates’ sabotage Medicare power to bargain drug prices / by Mark Gruenberg

Sen. Sanders said that the GOP Is owned outright by big pharma but that there is “no excuse for Democrats” to vote with the drug companies. Darron Cummings | AP WASHINGTON—Three so-called House Democratic moderates, two of whom have received thousands of dollars in campaign cash from Big Pharma, voted this week to sabotage Medicare’sContinue reading “So-called Dem ‘moderates’ sabotage Medicare power to bargain drug prices / by Mark Gruenberg”

A question for so-called Democratic ‘moderates’: Have you no shame? / by John Wojcik

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, left, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, right, are the lead figures of a group of right-wing Democrats in Congress who threaten the reconciliation bill. | AP photos Speaker Nancy Pelosi has only a three-vote Democratic margin in the House, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has no margin in theContinue reading “A question for so-called Democratic ‘moderates’: Have you no shame? / by John Wojcik”

AFL-CIO lawyer warns of incoming fire from High Court majority / by Mark Gruenberg

Workers must expect that the Supreme Court will continue to be no friend of theirs when it comes to labor rights, says Craig Becker, the AFL-CIO’s general counsel. Photo courtesy of AFL-CIO WASHINGTON—In the top U.S. Supreme Court case in the tribunal’s 2020-21 term directly affecting workers, they dodged a right-wing bullet. But a veteranContinue reading “AFL-CIO lawyer warns of incoming fire from High Court majority / by Mark Gruenberg”

60 million rural Americans: Brothers and sisters in the struggle / by Tim Wheeler

Image: Painting of Wheeler farm by Tim Wheeler (TW) A popular bumper sticker reads: “No Farms, No Food.” A similar notion was expressed by Lem Harris in his weekly column in the Daily Worker, now the People’s World, titled, “If You Eat, You’re Involved in Agriculture.” As a folk song puts it, “farmers live on credit tillContinue reading “60 million rural Americans: Brothers and sisters in the struggle / by Tim Wheeler”