Category: Class

Bill Fletcher: Puerto Rico’s crisis stays off of the USA media’s radar

Despite a desperate economic crisis, comparable to Greece’s, we only get an episodic look at what is crushing the nation of Puerto Rico

Patrick Bond: Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?

Entering South Africa this week, stage left, is the celebrated economist Thomas Piketty, whose ideas are already much used and abused

Henry A. Giroux: Murder, USA: Why Politicians Have Blood on Their Hands

Ten people were killed and seven wounded recently in a mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Such shootings are more than another tragic expression of unchecked violence in the United States, they are symptomatic of a society engulfed in fear, militarism, a survival-of-the-fittest ethos, and a growing disdain for human life. Sadly, Read more…

Mark Bergfeld: Continuity over Change: Portugal Ahead of the Elections

Portugal’s economy is on the road to recovery but the human cost has been high: Poverty, wage cuts and emigration plague the country

Carl Finamore: Coming to San Francisco? Cra$h at My Pad

Housing activists have grown tired of the city’s failure to enforce existing laws while Airbnb’s impact has worsened the city’s housing crisis

Michael Billeaux: Resisting the Corporate University

Few forces are better positioned to fight the corporate university than graduate student workers

Rafael Bernabe: Puerto Rico’s New Party of the Working People Fights Austerity

The struggles for radical reversal of the dominant economic and social policies and structures in Puerto Rico and in the United States must advance together

Whitney Benns: American Slavery, Reinvented

The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”

Deirdre Fulton: Confidential Charter School Memo Blasted as ‘Outline for a Hostile Takeover’

Critic says billionaire’s plan to “charterize” Los Angeles public schools is “a ham-handed effort to circumvent democracy in a major American city”

Medea Benjamin: Is the Pope a Man of the Left?

Interview on how the Pope is a powerful voice of the South

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