‘Smoking Gun’ Analysis: US Sanctions Produce ‘War Time’ Economy

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines Host Anya Parampil Speaks With Francisco R. Rodríguez, The Executive Of Oil For Venezuela, About A Study He Recently Published Which Analyzed The Impact Of US Sanctions On Venezuela’s [...]

A Program For A Future Society That We Will Build In The Present

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, notably subtitled Unmasking [...]

We Know The Silver Bullet To Ending Poverty And Destitution

By Lee Camp, Scheer Post. -

Here’s how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel — if it works, [...]

Despite Historic Minimum Wage Increases, The South Still Trails Behind

By Rebekah Barber, Facing South. -

2022 marks 10 years since fast food workers in New York first went on strike to demand higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to unionize — sparking the Fight For $15 [...]

Is A Program To Foster Sustainable Farming Leaving Out Small-Scale Growers Of Color?

By Anne Marshall-Chalmers, Inside Climate News. -

Even when there are funds available, the soils program can be difficult for farmers who grow many crops, as well as immigrant farmers who may not speak English fluently, to access or make use of. [...]

Capitalist Bonanza: Share Buybacks Reached Record High In 2021

By Otto Fors, Left Voice. -

The coronavirus pandemic continued to wreak havoc in 2021, with the Omicron and Delta variants, supply chain disruptions, and inflation battering the global working class. In the United States, [...]

The Cruel Failure Of Welfare Reform In The Southwest

By Eli Hager, Propublica. -

ProPublica has taken this moment to examine the present state of cash assistance in the U.S., focusing on the Southwest, where massive population growth and a surging cost of living for [...]

Raises From Coast To Coast In 2022

By Yannet Lathrop, NELP. -

In 2022, a record number of states and localities will increase their minimum wages—10 years after fast-food workers first went on strike to demand $15 and a union. These record increases are the [...]

Retail Workers Are Organizing And Speaking Out

By Sydney Pereira, Prism. -

In a petition Indianapolis Target employee Andrew Stacy drafted, one of the key demands is for a minimum $17 per hour, but when Stacy and their coworker were posting the flyers in the break room [...]

Longshore Workers Get Blamed For Delays, As Contract Fight Looms

By Saurav Sarkar, Labor Notes. -

If you ordered a teddy bear or a designer picture frame as a holiday gift, you know that it likely took a lot longer to get here than in past years. There have been problems getting things [...]

Are Nonbank Mortgage Lenders Good For Minority Borrowers?

By Jessica Goodheart, Capital and Main. -

A loan officer at a mortgage company questions a Black loan applicant about household debts, but subsequently invites a less creditworthy white borrower to fill out an application with “no [...]

What’s Really Causing Inflation And How We Should Deal With It

By Paddy Quick, The Indypendent. -

While times have been getting harder for workers, it is clear that capitalists (or “big business”) have been doing very well. It would seem as though everyone is against inflation. But the real [...]

Why America’s ‘Shipping Crisis’ Will Not End

By Ryan Johnson, Medium. -

I have a simple question for every ‘expert’ who thinks they understand the root causes of the shipping crisis: Why is there only one crane for every 50–100 trucks at every port in [...]

Next Phase In US Economic And Political Crisis Begins

By Jack Rasmus, Counter Punch. -

Months ago this writer predicted that Senator Manchin would never support Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Bill and was simply engaging in ‘bad faith bargaining’ to string the Democrats along. [...]

A Critique Of Obscene Wealth

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch. -

Wherever and whenever obscenely rich people existed, they always protected their wealth and the privileges that come with it from the majority of non-wealthy people working for them and around [...]