Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow

To this system, it doesn’t matter whether a person lives or dies as long as it gets paid. That’s why our healthcare costs are so high, even though our life expectancy is so low. When I was growing up in the Rust Belt, there was a phrase people would use to describe an unusually vicious orContinue reading “Opinion: This American For-Profit Healthcare System Would Just as Soon Kill You as Look at You / by Richard Eskow”

What Will It Take to End Violence Against Native Women? / by Mary Kathryn Nagle, Emma Lower

Native women wear red at the National Congress of American Indians 76th annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 22, 2019, to call attention to the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act. Image: Kevin Abourezk/Indianz.Com The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is an important step, but activist Mary Kathryn NagleContinue reading “What Will It Take to End Violence Against Native Women? / by Mary Kathryn Nagle, Emma Lower”

Maine News: Advocates rally for tribal sovereignty as Mills signals opposition to long-sought reform / by Evan Popp

Around 100 people rallied in front of the State House on Wednesday to celebrate the progress that has been made this legislative session on recognizing the inherent sovereignty of the Wabanaki and to call on Gov. Janet Mills to sign multiple bills that would ensure the tribes are treated like other Indigenous nations around theContinue reading “Maine News: Advocates rally for tribal sovereignty as Mills signals opposition to long-sought reform / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp

The Maine Legislature voted on a number of important issues this week, ranging from high-profile tribal sovereignty measures to bills related to economic justice, health care, housing and the environment. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent decisions made in Augusta.  Tribal sovereignty The legislature this week took up multiple measures designed to reinforceContinue reading “Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp”

Revisiting Marx on Race, Capitalism, and Revolution / by Kevin B. Anderson

Did Karl Marx have a theory of race and capitalism? Not exactly, but he theorized on these issues over four decades and much of what he wrote still speaks to us today. At a time of global and U.S. struggles for liberation in the face of a deeply racialized fascist threat, these writings are worthContinue reading “Revisiting Marx on Race, Capitalism, and Revolution / by Kevin B. Anderson”

A Poor People’s Pandemic Report links poverty, race, coronavirus deaths / by Mark Gruenberg

Rev. Dr. William Barber III talks poverty and the coronavirus. WASHINGTON—Poverty is inextricably linked with the almost one million U.S. deaths, so far, from the coronavirus pandemic, a new and detailed report says. And the county-by-county statistics also reveal a disproportionate impact on people of color, it adds. A Poor People’s Pandemic Report: Mapping TheContinue reading “A Poor People’s Pandemic Report links poverty, race, coronavirus deaths / by Mark Gruenberg”