Why The US Still Suffers From COVID

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

Donald Trump was the convenient scapegoat for the first year of the Covid-19 crisis. Austerity, low wage work, housing insecurity, and the profit driven health care system were problematic issues [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Democrats Did To Welfare Haunts Them

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

A recent piece in the Washington Post titled “Welfare rolls decline during the pandemic despite economic upheaval” delves into one of the biggest domestic policy failures of Bill Clinton’s [...]

Increasing Desperation As The US Capitalist System Declines

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch. -

Like all previous economic systems in recorded history, capitalism is on track to repeat the same three-step trip: birth, evolution, and death. The timing and other specifics of each system’s [...]

Massive Protests In Beirut Over Rapidly Declining Living Conditions

By People's Dispatch. -

Scores of ordinary Lebanese citizens participated in a massive protest demonstration in the Lebanese capital, Beirut on Sunday, March 28, 2021 to express their disapproval and anger over the [...]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston [...]

‘Disintegration’ Of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based [...]

We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes

By Anoa Changa, Scalawag Magazine. -

As winter storms rocked Texas and others across the South last week, Southern organizers waited for no one to do what they do best: stepping up to make it happen. Volunteers signed up to [...]

If It Were A Narco Lab, It Would Be Working

By John Perry, London Review of Books. -

On the day he was inaugurated, Joe Biden halted the construction of Trump’s Mexican border wall. A few days earlier, 1500 miles to the south, a new ‘caravan’ of at least eight thousand Honduran [...]

What Ever Happened To Class Struggle?

By Bruce Gagnon, Space for Peace. -

As the fight amongst the oligarchs heats up over Trump's 2nd impeachment, one must wonder what ever happened to the days when the poor and the working class were clear-eyed enough to see their [...]

The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

In 2004, journalist Ron Susskind quoted a Bush White House advisor, reportedly Karl Rove, as boasting, “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.” He dismissed Susskind’s [...]

While America Was Sleeping

By Alfred McCoy, Tom Dispatch. -

After four years of Donald Trump’s fitful tenure, America is awakening from a long, troubled sleep to discover, like the fictional character Rip Van Winkle, that the world it once knew has [...]

What Happens January 6th, 20th And After?

By Jack Rasmus, Z Net. -

This past week’s events are a harbinger of worse to come on January 6th and 20th. Contrary to Democrat Party leaders, the political crisis will not end on January 6, 2021 when Congress confirms [...]

The DC Political Monopoly Just Doesn’t Get It

By Richard D. Wolff, Counterpunch. -

The spectacle of political “leaders” disconnected from basic social realities survived Trump’s defeat. He and his GOP had shown little grasp of the two great crises of 2020: the crash of [...]

2020 Exposed The Myth Of American “Security”

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

If there’s one cen­tral les­son to take from 2020, it’s that the coun­try with the most well-fund­ed ​“secu­ri­ty state” in the world is also one of the least secure places on Earth. Fac­ing [...]

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Negotiate

By Richard Moser, Counterpunch. -

The first and worst failure to do a damn thing for the working class was the multi-trillion-dollar corporate bailout of the CARES Act. If you walk into the first bargaining session with the [...]

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