Workers Are Being Crushed By Unemployment Benefit Shutoffs

By Julia Rock and Andrew Perez, Jacobin. -

The war on jobless aid began on May 4, when Montana governor Greg Gianforte (R) announced that the state would cut off federal unemployment benefits at the end of June. “Montana is open for [...]

Democrats And Banks Won’t Steal Juneteenth Or Pride

By Carmin Maffea, Left Voice. -

Every year, Pride Month ushers in the summer. For some, this is a celebration of the Stonewall uprising. For corporations and the Democratic Party, it’s a time to co-opt what was once a radical [...]

Community Control Of Public Safety: A Transitional Program For Power

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

That Community Control Over Police campaigns (CCOP) are essentially neocolonialism is a rather wild claim that avowed abolitionist activists, like Dubian Ade applies to the articulation of CCOP [...]

Democrats Give ‘A’ Grade To Joe Biden’s Brand Of Corporate Rule

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

Democrats have treated the Biden presidency’s first 100 days as the calm after the Trumpian storm. Yet the real storm of U.S. corporate rule continues, this time without the partisan opposition [...]

The Russian Bounty Story Is A Deadly Example Of Fake News

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many [...]

On Contact: How Joe Biden Is Not FDR

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to history professor and author Paul Street about the Biden administration and its continuity with the Democratic and Republic administrations’ policies [...]

Progressives Capitulate To Biden

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

No one is holding Joe Biden’s “feet to the fire” or pushing him left or taking any of the other make believe actions which were meant to silence the Democratic Party’s left wing. There is no [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Is It About The Democrats’ Love Of War?

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Nearly two full decades into the Afghanistan War, with just a month left before the United States under President Trump had agreed to withdraw its remaining troops from Afghanistan at long last, [...]

46 Million People In The US Are Not Able To Afford Needed Health Care

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further [...]

Workers Insist The $15 Minimum Wage Fight Isn’t Over

By Joe Maniscalco, DC Report. -

Women comprise the overwhelming majority of frontline workers who risk their lives and the lives of their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But the Democrats who they helped retake [...]

Antitrust Is Back In The United States

By Eric Posner, Public Syndicate. -

Chicago – President Joe Biden is signaling that his administration will get tough on monopoly. With the appointments of Columbia University law professors Timothy Wu to the White House National [...]

We Should Be Taxing The Rich, Not The Unemployed

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

With tax season well underway, many Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and found some relief in supercharged unemployment benefits last year are discovering that they [...]

How The Third Way Turned Its Back On Democracy

By Stephanie Mudge, Tribune Magazine. -

The problem of democratic representation has always turned on the question of the ‘have-nots’ — that is, not only those without wealth and property, but also those marginalised on the basis of [...]

Democrats Torpedo $15 Minimum Wage Hike

By Marcus Day, WSWS. -

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party effectively ended efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package making its way [...]

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration’s proposal to deploy a “smart” wall on the southern border. In a statement released Thursday, [...]