Pledge Of Resistance: Stop Austerity This Fall

By People's Strike. -

We are living in tumultuous times. The core capitalist countries are rapidly abandoning any pretense of democracy and advancing toward war. We, the oppressed peoples and working class people of [...]

Racialized Austerity: The Case Of CUNY

By Michael Fabricant and Steve Brier, Gotham Gazette. -

In the aftermath of the covid outbreak and in a moment of Black Lives Matter national organizing in response to police brutality the issue of racial justice has lit up cities and towns across the [...]

Without Federal Aid To State And Local Governments, Millions Will Lose Their Jobs

By Josh Bivens and David Cooper, Economic Policy Institute. -

Because a weakening economy undercuts state and local tax revenues, and because states operate under balanced budget constraints, the coming months will see intense downward pressure on state and [...]

Police Budgets Are Ballooning As Social Programs Crumble

By Indigo Olivier, In These Times. -

Faced with mass teacher layoffs, deep cuts to education and social services, and a looming eviction crisis, police budgets across the nation remain absurdly high and have been largely insulated [...]

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 [...]

COVID19 Brings American Decline Out In The Open

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg. -

The U.S.’s decline started with little things that people got used to. Americans drove past empty construction sites and didn’t even think about why the workers weren’t working, then wondered why [...]

Protest At Rutgers Against Austerity Response To Pandemic

By Sarah Jaffe, Dissent Magazine. -

Two months into the pandemic-induced crisis at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the unions representing 20,000 of the university’s workers came together and held a car caravan to the university [...]

Neoliberalism Is In Critical Condition

By Riccardo Mastini, The Ecologist. -

Now is the moment to transition away from an economic system that thrives on exploitation. The Covid-19 pandemic is tearing the neoliberal playbook apart as politicians and citizens realise [...]

Schools Are Feeding Millions Of Children

By Chuck Abbott, The Fern. -

Public schools served tens of millions of emergency meals in April to low-income children after coronavirus closures ended cafeteria service, said a survey released on Monday. But with roughly [...]

Ecuador Persecutes Opponents As COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Neoliberal War On Public Sector

By Denis Rogatyuk, The Grayzone. -

Up to the end of April, the number of infected and deceased caused by the COVID19 pandemic had spiraled out of control, nearly collapsing the country’s public healthcare sector, already [...]

Diseased System In Shut-Lockdown

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

If growing misery among the masses is what made revolutions, the Lords of Capital would have been deposed from their ruling perches long ago. But human beings do not spend their lives tallying [...]

Starving Cities And States

By Eve Ottenberg, Counterpunch. -

Disaster capitalism is in high gear. The stock market plunged, so Trump, hysterical, whipped out the federal checkbook. The result? Unlimited bailouts of shoddily-run corporations, criminally [...]

Bodies In The Streets: IMF Imposed Measures Have Left Ecuador Unable To Cope With Coronavirus

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

If you are using one of the many coronavirus incidence trackers, the Pacific country of Ecuador does not seem to be particularly badly affected by COVID-19. Officially, the country has less than [...]

Colombians Reject Government Acting Like A Doormat For The United States

By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC, Pressenza. -

Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque. In particular, the people called on [...]

Wayne State Teachers Protest Mass Firings

By Jamie McQuaid, Workers World. -

On Feb. 26, nearly 100 lecturers, graduate instructors, students and allied workers marched through Wayne State University’s main campus in Detroit to protest the mass firing of lecturers, who [...]