Opinion: 140 Million Poor People Are Not A Disease. They Are The Result Of Policy Murder / by Bishop William J. Barber II

Man sleeps on Third Street sidewalk in downtown L.A., 9/19/ 06 | Illus: HuffPost; photo: Brian Vanderburg, L.A. Times via Getty Originally published in the Huffington Post, June 27, 2022, https://www.huffpost.com/ The American Rescue Plan lifted 4 million children out of poverty. This legislation didn’t simply make life a little easier for some Americans. ItContinue reading “Opinion: 140 Million Poor People Are Not A Disease. They Are The Result Of Policy Murder / by Bishop William J. Barber II”

‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud

Photograph Source: Cityswift – CC BY 2.0 One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might beContinue reading “‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War / by Ramzy Baroud”

A New Bill Would Redirect $100 Billion from the Military Budget to Pro-Worker Programs / by Stephen Semler

US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol on December 8, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images) Every year the US military budget grows ever larger, sucking up resources that we could use to improve the lives of workers. A new bill seeks to do justContinue reading “A New Bill Would Redirect $100 Billion from the Military Budget to Pro-Worker Programs / by Stephen Semler”

Inflation, wages, and profits / by David Ruccio

CEOs Get Huge Raises While Workers Suffer (Photo: Jobsanger) On one side of the debate are mainstream economists and lobbyists for big business, the people Lydia DePillis refers to as having a simple mantra: “Supply and demand, Economics 101.” In their view, inflation is caused by supply and demand in the labor market, which is allowing workers’Continue reading “Inflation, wages, and profits / by David Ruccio”

Commentary: “We are not done”: Policy, protections, and the people’s struggle for Pride / by Aimee Rickman

The rainbow flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District | Photo: Benson Kua, Wikimedia Commons June is Pride Month. It is a time to celebrate. It’s also a time to remember the struggle for equal rights, a history we are continually encouraged to forsake, fragment, and forget. Far-reaching state laws criminalize teachersContinue reading “Commentary: “We are not done”: Policy, protections, and the people’s struggle for Pride / by Aimee Rickman”

American weapons will ensure more deaths in Ukraine, but won’t change the conflict’s eventual outcome / by Scott Ritter

FILE PHOTO. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). © Tony Overman/The Olympian via AP The US is willing to sacrifice countless lives to weaken Russia The US is doing everything possible to extend the suffering of the Ukrainian people by creating conditions that appear to mandate an expansion of Russia’s military effort, and the subsequentContinue reading “American weapons will ensure more deaths in Ukraine, but won’t change the conflict’s eventual outcome / by Scott Ritter”

Mapping U.S. Imperialism / by The Mapping Project

The greatest threat looming over our planet, the hegemonistic pretentions of the American Empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species. We continue to warn you about this danger, and we appeal to the people of the United States and the world to halt this threat, which is like a swordContinue reading “Mapping U.S. Imperialism / by The Mapping Project”

Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri

A mandi woman in Adivasi day. (Photo: Biplob Rahman / Wikimedia Commons) On May 17, 2021 three unarmed adivasi (aboriginal) protesters were killed by Indian police near the village of Silger, in the central Indian forests in the State of Chhattisgarh. They were protesting the building of a fortified camp by the Central Reserve PoliceContinue reading “Commentary – Culture and existence: the message from Silger / by Saroj Giri”

Report card on a failing economic system / by Greg Godels

On Friday, May 6, the Federal Reserve released data showing that consumer credit (debt) has been accelerating since the fourth quarter of last year, with revolving credit (largely credit card debt) speeding up at an even greater pace since the third quarter of 2021. Total consumer credit grew by an annualized rate of 7% inContinue reading “Report card on a failing economic system / by Greg Godels”

The Summit of the Americas Is an Instrument of US Hegemony in Latin America / by Kurt Hackbarth

US president Joe Biden delivers the commencement address during the graduation and commissioning ceremony at the US Naval Academy Memorial Stadium on May 27, 2022, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) The US has attempted to exclude several countries from next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. The move has onlyContinue reading “The Summit of the Americas Is an Instrument of US Hegemony in Latin America / by Kurt Hackbarth”