Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss, By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry every year prepares a report on Cuba’s experience with the U.S. economic blockade of the island, in force since 1962. On October 22 Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presented this year’s report at a press conference in Havana. The Ministry releases the reports ahead of an annual vote in the United Nations GeneralContinue reading “Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss, By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Women in the Pandemic Economy, by Anita Waters

Economic downturns have devastating consequences for workers, but those consequences are not equally felt by everyone. Because paid and unpaid labor is divided by gender, women and men often have very different outcomes during economic hard times. In recessions caused by the cyclical crises that capitalism generates, like the Great Recession of 2008, occupations whereContinue reading “Women in the Pandemic Economy, by Anita Waters”

Israel carries out largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, by Ahmad Al-bazz and Oren Ziv

Israel demolished over 70 structures in the Humsa al-Fuqa community in the occupied West Bank, displacing 11 Palestinian families. Original: https://www.972mag.com/demolition-west-bank-jordan-valley/ In the largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, Israeli military authorities on Tuesday razed around 70 structures in the Jordan Valley’s Humsa al-Fuqa community in the occupied West Bank. Locals reported thatContinue reading “Israel carries out largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, by Ahmad Al-bazz and Oren Ziv”

Votes still being counted as Trump falsely claims victory, by John Wojcik

Original: https://peoplesworld.org/article/votes-still-being-counted-as-trump-falsely-claims-victory/ President Trump is falsely claiming victory in his race for re-election even as Democratic candidate Joe Biden is pulling ahead in several of the key states not yet fully counted. Trump, at a mini-rally at the White House early this morning, with no authority to do so, demanded a halt to the countingContinue reading “Votes still being counted as Trump falsely claims victory, by John Wojcik”

Celebrations in Plaza Dignidad: Thousands celebrate the referendum result in Chile

In a landslide victory, the people of Chile have decided to rewrite the Pinochet-era constitution. From https://progressive.international/wire/2020-10-26-celebrations-in-plaza-dignidad-thousands-celebrate-the-referendum-result-in-chile/en and elciudadano.com There is a joyful atmosphere at the Plaza Dignidad as thousands gather to celebrate the results of the referendum, with the word renace (“reborn”) projected onto the Telefónica Tower. In addition to the fireworks and celebratoryContinue reading “Celebrations in Plaza Dignidad: Thousands celebrate the referendum result in Chile”

Editorial 10/27/2020

Lisa Savage is an Independent Green candidate for U.S. Senate. “In a U.S. Senate campaign with unprecedented spending by millionaire candidates and their wealthy sponsors, health care has been a hot topic. The Oct. 15 debate sponsored by Maine Public featured a lengthy exchange between the two corporate-party candidates criticizing each other for both healthContinue reading “Editorial 10/27/2020”

Labor Voices: Union Members in Berkshires Vow to Strike if Trump Interferes with Election Outcome by Larry Parnass

Women rivet heaters and passers at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, May 29, 1919. Photo: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Museum. From https://portside.org/2020-10-24/union-members-berkshires-vow-strike-if-trump-interferes-election-outcome PITTSFIELD, MA — A labor group with members in Berkshire County is pledging to take nonviolent action to defend the democratic process, “if Donald Trump and his GOP enablers attempt to obstruct, subvert,Continue reading “Labor Voices: Union Members in Berkshires Vow to Strike if Trump Interferes with Election Outcome by Larry Parnass”

Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election, by Mike Elk at Portside

Rochester AFL-CIO President Dan Maloney leading a picket line as president of UAW Local 1097 during the GM strike in September of 2019 (Zach D. Roberts) From: https://portside.org/2020-10-21/rochester-afl-cio-calls-general-strike-if-trump-steals-election This week, the 70,000 member Rochester AFL-CIO Labor Council became the first regional AFL-CIO body in the United States to call for a General Strike if Trump doesContinue reading “Rochester AFL-CIO Calls for General Strike if Trump Steals Election, by Mike Elk at Portside”

Normal is gone—where do we go from here? by Grace from MR Online

From https://mronline.org/2020/10/16/normal-is-gone-where-do-we-go-from-here/ Posted Oct 16, 2020 by Grace It is Sunday, August 30, 2020, 1:57 a.m. I am sitting in my dorm room, knowing I will have to start training myself to wake up for my 8:30 a.m. class on Monday, yet completely restless. I reflect on the state of our country, the state ofContinue reading “Normal is gone—where do we go from here? by Grace from MR Online”