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”

The (American) Exception to the Rule? / by Richard Rhames

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair I pruned some tomatoes. I reviewed some stuff from a local planning board meeting last night (where nearly 200 manufactured houses were proposed for planting in farm fields across town). I checked the weather forecast. Then, as I sometimes do, I checked the UK Guardian newspaper on-line. I’ve seldom found big USContinue reading “The (American) Exception to the Rule? / by Richard Rhames”

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”

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”

In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad

Francisca Lita Sáez (Spain), An Unequal Fight, 2020. Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action. Our vast socialContinue reading “In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion / by Vijay Prashad”

Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi

Medical workers from Wuhan, Hubei province, pose for a group photo at the makeshift hospital in the Shanghai New International Expo Center on Wednesday. The medics, mostly young people, were sent to Shanghai to help in the battle against its latest COVID-19 outbreak. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY Cradle of young progressives still serves to inspire today’s generationContinue reading “Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi”

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”

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”

Surviving COVID-19 in Vietnam, the ‘safest place in the world’ – Amiad Horowitz- April 30th, 2020

https://peoplesworld.org/article/surviving-covid-19-in-vietnam-the-safest-place-in-the-world/Hanoi – Helicopters hovering over rice paddies, burning villages, and the sound of gunfire are the images many older Americans conjure when they hear the word Vietnam. Hollywood provides grist for our imagination about this country. For younger people, if they think of Vietnam at all, their images are those of a poor, developing countryContinue reading “Surviving COVID-19 in Vietnam, the ‘safest place in the world’ – Amiad Horowitz- April 30th, 2020”