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create-iconAlong with direct action and other forms of resistance, a transformational movement must also have a constructive program that builds new institutions based on the values that the movement aspires to achieve. These may eventually replace the old systems. From small, worker-owned cooperatives to national advocacy groups, hundreds of thousands of people around the country are working to create democratic and sustainable systems that meet the basic needs of all people.

Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing COVID-19

By James Ives, News Medical. -

Nancy Perez, a 45-year-old resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, contracted COVID-19 in March. She stayed quarantined in her room for a month to isolate from her two sons and grandson. A few days before she got the [...]

There Can Be No Equality Without Employment Opportunity For All

By William Lazonick, Philip Moss, and Joshua Weitz, Ineteconomics. -

The employment opportunity that privileged the white male was much more than a job. By the 1960s, growing numbers of white men had employment that gave them steadily rising real earnings, often with decades of tenure at one organization. The [...]

For Egalitarians, A Sudden Sense Of Possibility

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org. -

Something seems to be in the air these days — besides coronavirus. A hopefulness. A boldness. A conviction that we now have a real opportunity for blunting the corporate power that’s done so much to make the United States the world’s most [...]

Reclaiming Public Health: The Communalist Healthcare Model

By Justin B. Gifford, ROAR Magazine. -

During the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, Alfred W. Crosby, a Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies wrote that nurses were more important than doctors during this period: “[N]either antibiotics nor medical [...]

On Medicare And Medicaid’s 55th Birthday, Let’s Expand Benefits

By Nancy J. Altman, Economy for All. -

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. This crowning achievement was both the culmination of a decades-long effort to attain guaranteed universal health insurance and the first step in the quest for [...]

Here’s How We Remake The Economy

By Alexander Reed Kelly, Scheerpost. -

To defend the $600 unemployment payments as both morally and economically necessary is not to suggest that the CARES Act is a sufficient solution to our economic problems. Nor, says Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard [...]

Supreme Court Just Made The Case For Medicare For All

By Sophia Paslaski, Otherwords. -

This July, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that President Trump, who does not have a uterus, was quite right to object to Obama-era rules under the Affordable Care Act that allowed Americans who do have uteri access to free birth [...]

What Can Safety Without Police Look Like?

By April M. Short, Local Peace Economy -

This is a moment of contention and restructuring in America. Mass public outcry is exposing the long-buried, problematic foundations of a nation built on human trafficking, commodification and enslavement of people from Africa, and on the [...]

What Programs A 10% Cut In Military Spending Could Buy

By Gabe Murphy, East Bay Times. -

For millions of Californians, times are tough, and the future looks tougher still. So far, California has seen over 325,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 7,000 deaths. In the economic fallout, over 6 million of us have applied for [...]

Single Mothers And Children Take Over Abandoned Public Buildings

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost their jobs and the country is on the brink of [...]

Cuba Defeated The Pandemic, Is Preparing To Face The Economic Crisis

By Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Resumen English. -

Possibly no other country in the world has it worse when it comes to facing what Cuban President Miguel Díaz Canel has defined as the very challenging global economic scenario, after the impact of a pandemic that in the first six months of the [...]

Long Overdue For Latin America: A “Good Neighbor Policy”

By Medea Benjamin and Steve Ellner, CODEPINK. -

U.S. policy towards Venezuela has been a fiasco. Try as it might, the Trump regime-change team has been unable to depose President Maduro and finds itself stuck with a self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaidó, who President Trump was reported to [...]

LA County OKs Coronavirus ‘Health Councils’ To Watch Worker Safety

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 21, approved a proposal to facilitate worker-led “health councils” to monitor business compliance with public health orders. Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas [...]

Solutionary Rail In A Time Of Pandemic

By Bill Moyer, SolutionaryRail.org. -

CoViD-19 is a confluence of crises that further exacerbates inequities and exposes societal and economic vulnerabilities. Our latest RailBite, Solutionary Rail in a Time of Pandemic explores how this moment of crisis is also an opportunity to [...]

Blackfeet Federation Seeks Permanent Protection For Badger Two Medicine

By Clara Caufield, Native Sun News. -

Recently, the Blackfeet Tribal Council, MT announced its goal of securing permanent Federal government for the Badger Two Medicine area, sacred site to them. Specifically, they are seeking a new type of federal legislation that would authorize [...]