Six Months Of The Biden Administration

By Patrick Martin, -

Six months ago, Joseph Biden was inaugurated president of the United States, under conditions of unprecedented crisis of US capitalism and the entire social and political order. His [...]

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 [...]

US Takes Advantage Of The Price Cubans Are Paying For The Blockade

By Manolo de los Santos and Vijay Prashad, Peoples Dispatch. -

Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers [...]

Child Care Should Be Universal And Well-Paid

By Michelle Chen, Truthout. -

Queen Freelove of New Haven, Connecticut, remembers when the pandemic transformed the daycare she ran out of her home, abruptly turning the atmosphere from cozy to clinical: “Things got extremely [...]

Advocates Rally Against NYC’s Moving Homeless From Hotels To Shelters

By Dave Carlin, CBS New York. -

New York City — A march and rally against New York City’s decision to move about 8,000 homeless individuals from hotels to shelters was held Saturday. The process has been put on hold, but [...]

Women Everywhere In The World Are Squeezed Into A Tight Corner

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

In 1995, the delegates elected Chen Muhua (1921-2011) as the president of the UN World Conference on Women. In 1938, Chen went to Yan’an to join the communist revolution, studying at Kàngda and [...]

The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

By Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports. -

Ten thousand people. That’s how many Olympic volunteers quit their posts in Tokyo, with the games just 50 days away. That is one of every eight volunteers needed to pull off the 2021 (still [...]

US States Press Reopening Amid Mounting Dangers From COVID Variants

By Patrick Martin, World Socialist Website. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, according to the semi-official tabulation by Johns Hopkins University. But while more people have been killed in [...]

How Workers Are Fighting For Better Amid Reopening

By Ryan Desmond, Tribune Magazine. -

In my twenty-year career in the hospitality sector, I have never experienced such a demanding week as the one that started on 17 May. The re-opening of pubs and restaurants may have been eagerly [...]

World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic

By WHO Watch Team, People's Dispatch. -

One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic [...]

Unemployment Benefits Are Not Creating A Worker Shortage

By Arthur Delaney and Dave Jamieson, Huff Post. -

As the U.S. economy bounces back from the COVID-induced downturn, some employers say they’re having a hard time finding workers. GOP lawmakers like Rep. David Rouzer (N.C.) blame the safety [...]

Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered

By Sarah Anderson, -

During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation’s top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their [...]

Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties

By David Sirota, Walker Bragman and Andrew Perez, Daily Poster. -

Several of President Joe Biden’s most powerful appointees and advisers have had business relationships with pharmaceutical giants lobbying the administration on COVID-19 and intellectual property [...]

US First Quarter GDP: Recovery Or Just Another Rebound?

This past week the US Commerce Department released its early estimates for US GDP for the 1st Quarter 2021, January through March. If we are to believe the numbers, the US economy grew a [...]

Why Delivery Workers Across The Planet Are Rising Up

By Taroa Zuniga Silva, Peoples Dispatch. -

On February 22, 2019, at 6 pm, a car crashed into Servio Hernández’s motorcycle. Hernández, a Venezuelan migrant in Chile, was hit while he was in the middle of making a delivery for PedidosYa, a [...]