Protests Continue In France Against Pension Reform

By Staff, -

Representatives of the unions of teachers, doctors, lawyers and railway workers marched again Thursday in the streets of Paris, capital of  France, against the social policies and economic [...]

The 2020s Has To Be The Decade We Stop Climate Change—Not Start Another War

By Sarah Lazare, -

The harms perpetrated by U.S. militarism must be measured not only by its direct violence, but by its foreclosure on other possible futures. This is the decade we have to stop climate change. But [...]

What Medicare For All Really Looks Like

By Caitlin Kelly, -

He spends long days navigating Toronto’s miserable traffic, finding whatever’s needed for his work as a freelance production designer for film and commercials. It’s demanding physical labor, with [...]

Two-Thirds Of People In The US Want To Tax The Rich

By Howard Schneider and Chris Kahn, -

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump [...]

Why I Am Optimistic Going Into 2020

By Ronnie Cummins, -

“They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn.” – Bob Dylan, “Blood on the Tracks,” 1975. Beyond the media smog, the 24/7 fixation on the Trump cesspool and the endless distractions of the [...]

Eight Days Of Protest Force Reversal Of Cyanide Law In Argentina

By Mercedes Araujo, Translated by Liz Mason-Deese.  -

For over a week, residents of the Argentine province of Mendoza mobilized, in marches, candlelight vigils, and enormous protests against the provincial government’s decision to overturn Law 7722, [...]

Michiganians Demand Earned Credits For Prisoners At Criminal Justice Reform Town Hall

By Amani Sawari, -

Like many states across the country, Michigan has reached a critical point in the status of its Corrections Department and citizens are fed up. The Department’s failures expand across the [...]

The Climate Decade: A Global Crisis Unveiled, A Global Movement Unleashed

By Erika Spanger-Siegfried, -

Some decades, like the 1860s for the Civil War and the 1960s for the Civil Rights Movement, are seismic and stand out in history for generations. The 2010s weren’t like that (though politically [...]

The Collapse Of Civilization May Have Already Begun

By Nafeez Ahmed, -

These are not the words of a tinfoil hat-donning survivalist. This is from a paper delivered by a senior sustainability academic at a leading business school to the European Commission in [...]

Postcard From Paris

By James Graham, -

“For over two years we’ve been hearing about this pension reform! Two years of ‘consultations,’ which, cross our hearts, were to be full to the brim with transparency, intelligibility and [...]

Pass The Protecting The Right To Organize Act

By Martin Halpern, -

Discontent with Donald Trump in 2018 led voters to give Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. Although media attention has focused on the impeachment [...]

Supreme Court Confirms There Is No Fifth Vote To Protect Abortion Rights

By Jessica Mason Pieklo, -

It only takes four votes for the U.S. Supreme Court to agree to take a case. That’s it. Not even a majority of the justices have to sign on for the Court to hear a case. Just four. That threshold [...]

Rising Health Care Costs In California: A Worker Issue

By Staff, -

The Labor Center is publishing a series of blog posts detailing current problems and concerns of Californians with job-based coverage, including the inequities faced by low-income workers, [...]

Industry Seeks To Flatline Universal Health Care

By Mark Kreidler, -

When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out details of her Medicare for All plan at the beginning of November, she didn’t merely answer her fellow Democratic presidential contenders, who were [...]

Donald Trump’s Latest Attack On Social Security Puts Lives At Risk

By Staff, -

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip many people with disabilities of [...]