Identifying The Policy Levers Generating Wage Suppression And Inequality

By Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute. -

Inequalities abound in the U.S. economy, and a central driver in recent decades is the widening gap between the hourly compensation of a typical (median) worker and productivity—the income [...]

On Contact: Pandemic Two

By Chris Hedges, On Contact. -

On the show this week, in the second of a two-part interview, Chris Hedges continues his discussion with philosopher Slavoj Zizek about the social, political and psychological consequences of [...]

Report Blasts Broadband Industry For Fueling Digital Divide

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

As federal lawmakers held a hearing Thursday on broadband equity, a new report details how the internet service provider industry, through hiked prices and disappearing lower-priced offerings, is [...]

Women Lead, Resist And Thrive – Even In The Midst Of Crises

By Heather Elaydi and Ayushi Kalyan, Equal Times. -

The past decade, particularly 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, has shone a light on the full extent of existing inequalities in the world. Ahead of this International Women’s Day, [...]

Unprotected African Health Workers Die As Rich Countries Buy Up COVID-19 Vaccines

By Kai Kupferschmidt, Science Magazine. -

On 6 January, gastroenterologist Leolin Katsidzira received a troubling message from his colleague James Gita Hakim, a heart specialist and noted HIV/AIDS researcher. Hakim, chair of the [...]

New Toolkit To Defund The Police

By Andrea J. Ritchie, Truthout. -

Over the past eight months since George Floyd was choked to death by the Minneapolis Police Department, demands to defund the police emanating from Minneapolis spread like wildfire, echoing in [...]

Martin Luther King’s Vision Of An Interconnected World

By Arthur Romano, Waging Nonviolence. -

We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United States and globally, climate change and the continuing scourge of systemic racism [...]

The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That’s because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the [...]

COVID-19 Exposes Need For Radical Policies To Tackle Inequality

By Ben Phillips, AlJazeera. -

In the run-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on January 20, a key debate raging now is about what kind of change they will usher in. Some say it is clear from those two leaders’ [...]

Athletes Get COVID-19 Tests While Nurses Are Refused Testing

By Kent Babb, Seattle Times. -

On her day off not long ago, emergency room nurse Jane Sandoval sat with her husband and watched her favorite NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers. She’s off every other Sunday, and even during the [...]

How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

By Tony Briscoe, Haru Coryne, and Mick Dumke, Pro Publica. -

Growing up in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood in the 1960s, Annette Britton spent a lot of time on Madison Street. She picked up produce for her mother at N&S Certified Food Mart, [...]

Why Black Families Are Choosing To Keep Their Kids Remote

By Bracey Harris, Hechinger Report. -

Mississippi - Yolanda Logan, the parent engagement coordinator for the Oxford School District, spent two weeks in July making home visits — some announced, some cold-calls — to check in on the [...]

How Big Corporations Are Draining The Life Out Of A Sick America

By Paul Buchheit, Commondreams. -

Our richest corporations are much to blame for the free-market "winner take all" philosophy that has caused over half of our nation to try to survive without adequate health care and life [...]

The Day After Election Day

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the ‘process.’ In the throes of electoral [...]

Lenders Deny Mortgages For Black Homeowners At A High Rate

By Diana Olick, CNBC. -

Discrimination in home lending goes back to the beginning of home lending itself. During the last housing boom, when subprime mortgages were all the rage, predatory lending to minority borrowers [...]