Chris Hedges: The United State’s Death March

By Chris Hedges, SheerPost.com. -

The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call [...]

The Neoliberal Virus

By Ben Debney, Counterpunch. -

Neoliberalism can be characterized, amongst other things, by a doctrinaire preoccupation with market deregulation and accompanying mythology, with all the supporting evidence of children’s fairy [...]

Trump’s Order To Bypass Congress On COVID-19 Relief Faces Likely Legal Challenges

By Chris Megerian, Anna M. Phillips and Sarah D. Wire, LA Times. -

Washington, DC - President Trump on Saturday said he was bypassing Congress and taking unilateral action to provide financial relief to Americans struggling during the coronavirus crisis, despite [...]

Study: Return To Work Not Affected By $600 Unemployment Boost

By James Myall, Maine Center for Economic Policy. -

There’s no relationship between expanded Unemployment Compensation payments and individuals’ likelihood of returning to work, according to two recent studies. One, by researchers at Yale [...]

COVID19 Lockdown Has Little Impact On Climate, Green Recovery Needed

By Piers Forster, The Conversation. -

Here in the UK, with traffic noise back to drowning out birdsong, and foreign holidays back on the cards, it is easy to forget the weeks of cleaner air. If we do not seize the opportunity to [...]

Coronavirus Is Being Tackled By Nicaragua’s Community-Based Health System

By Kevin Zeese and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is – like every other government – engaged in a struggle to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on its people. But Nicaragua suffers two additional [...]

General Strike: The Eviction Crisis Escalates

With an estimated 17 to 40 million people at risk of losing their homes by the end of September, and with the failure of the federal government to pass an eviction moratorium or an unemployment [...]

Grad Students And Faculty ‘Die In’ To Protest Reopening

By Kaelan Deese, MSN. -

Nearly 50 demonstrators lay scattered 6 feet apart wearing face coverings on the lawn outside the school administration's building, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Some protesters [...]

Trump Scuttles Economic Stimulus Negotiations

By Jack Rasmus, Popular Resistance. -

In recent days, the Democrats’ leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer, reportedly reduced the cost of their original ‘Heroes Act’ proposals by $1 trillion. Instead of the original cost of $3T in [...]

Empower Home-Based Workers By Investing In Co-operatives

By David Browne, Equal Times. -

South Asia is home to over 50 million home-based workers, most of whom are women. From agarbhatti incense stick rollers in India to piecework garment workers in Sri Lanka, they contribute [...]

War And Pandemic Journalism

By Patrick Cockburn, Tom Dispatch. -

The struggle against Covid-19 has often been compared to fighting a war. Much of this rhetoric is bombast, but the similarities between the struggle against the virus and against human enemies [...]

“A Lot Of People Really Don’t Think We Should Be Working Right Now”

By James Tatsch, WSWS. -

Last week saw the highest number of new recorded cases for the Kansas City metro area since the start of the pandemic. The ever-increasing level of confirmed cases takes place as infection levels [...]

Consequences Of Inadequate Action By Congress

By Kirstyn Flood, Economic Policy Institue. -

Without federal aid to state and local governments, millions of jobs in the public sector will be lost by the end of 2021, severely impacting Black workers, women, and veterans, who are [...]

While Bolivia’s Coup Regime Let’s People Die, Cuba Has Nearly Defeated COVID-19

By Ollie Vargas, The Grayzone. -

Cochabamba, Bolivia – As Latin America becomes the new focal point for the devastating spread of Covid-19, Cuba stands virtually alone in having saved its population from the dramatic health and [...]

Our Planet Missed The Opportunity To Unite Against The Pandemic

By Andre Vltchek, Popular Resistance. -

It is time to stop irresponsible finger-pointing. All over the world, as this essay is being written, well over 17 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, and 676,000 people died. And [...]