Workers’ Rights In Globalised Industry

By Ben Chacko, Morning Star Online. -

The Covid-19 crisis and the lockdowns imposed as a result hit the garment industry hard, causing order cancellations and job losses in producer countries. What can trade unions do to press [...]

Make Corporate Landlords Pay The Bills During The Pandemic

By Sofia Lopez and Sara Mycklebust, Inequality.org. -

The Covid-19 crisis has both exposed and exacerbated racial and wealth inequality in the United States. As unemployment skyrockets and tens of millions of Americans struggle with a sudden loss of [...]

UN Assembly Approves Pandemic Resolution; US, Israel Object

By Edith M. Lederer, AP News. -

United Nations - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which [...]

America’s Current Jobs ‘Great Depression’

By Jack Rasmus. -

“Two well-known and highly respected mainstream economists, Carmen Reinhart, a chief economist for the World Bank, and Vincent Reinhart, chief economist for Morgan Stanley bank, have recently [...]

In The Worst Of Times, The Billionaire Elite Plunder The Working Class

By Nick Baker, Counterpunch. -

Since March, more than 58 million people in the U.S. have filed for unemployment. The Internal Revenue Service now predicts that the U.S. economy will have almost 40 million fewer jobs in 2021 [...]

Scheer Intellience: The 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ Was A US Export

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Don’t say we weren’t warned.  As President Trump’s subversion of science wreaks havoc with American society, the reappearance on bestseller lists of John Barry’s 2004 classic work, “The Great [...]

Dorothy Day Found Her Calling Fighting The 1918 Flu Pandemic

By Patrick Henry, Waging Nonviolence. -

In 1917, having dropped out of college and moved to New York with her family, Dorothy Day took her first New York job, with a daily Socialist news paper, The Call, and settled into her own [...]

Tell The People That The Struggle Must Go On

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

Young children marvel at an obvious contradiction in capitalist societies: why do we have shops filled with food, and yet see hungry people on the streets? It is a question of enormous [...]

Analysis: COVID-19 Deaths Likely Undercounted By Over 50,000

By Kate Randall, WSWS. -

More than 165,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The US passed the grim statistic of 5 million cases of COVID-19 earlier this month. As [...]

After 300 Years, It’s Time To End Capitalism, Not Reform It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States is facing multiple crises with no signs of improvement on the horizon - a deep recession, high unemployment, millions of people soon to be displaced from their homes, a failed [...]

Trump’s Order To Bypass Congress On COVID-19 Relief Faces Likely Legal Challenges

By Chris Megerian, Anna M. Phillips and Sarah D. Wire, LA Times. -

Washington, DC - President Trump on Saturday said he was bypassing Congress and taking unilateral action to provide financial relief to Americans struggling during the coronavirus crisis, despite [...]

Coronavirus Is Being Tackled By Nicaragua’s Community-Based Health System

By Kevin Zeese and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is – like every other government – engaged in a struggle to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on its people. But Nicaragua suffers two additional [...]

War And Pandemic Journalism

By Patrick Cockburn, Tom Dispatch. -

The struggle against Covid-19 has often been compared to fighting a war. Much of this rhetoric is bombast, but the similarities between the struggle against the virus and against human enemies [...]

Our Planet Missed The Opportunity To Unite Against The Pandemic

By Andre Vltchek, Popular Resistance. -

It is time to stop irresponsible finger-pointing. All over the world, as this essay is being written, well over 17 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, and 676,000 people died. And [...]

Humanity Protests Against The Crimes Of Death

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

On 23 July, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world now has 15 million people infected by COVID-19. ‘The pandemic has disrupted [...]