Category: Class

Ramzy Baroud: Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

It is the lack of political prospects, and the smothering of any attempt at freedom and fair economic opportunity, that lead to extremist violence in the first place

Badri Raina: Greatness

Is it so impossible to marry great purpose to a lived ordinariness?

Carl Finamore: San Francisco Too Valuable for Poor People

Landlords behaving badly

Preeti Kaur: Greek Tragedy: Creditors’ “Rights” Trump Human Rights

States consistently fail to subject themselves to binding mechanisms for the enjoyment of human rights, labor protections, and for the protection of the environment

Vijay Prashad: A Greece moment

By tax policy and by cuts in social spending, the Garcia Padilla administration in Puerto Rico continues to press the people to make “sacrifices”

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

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador—the Party of the Working People (PPT)—is a political project of the Puerto Rican left addressed to working people in the context of the island’s deep economic crisis.

Timothy Ginty: The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

Harold Meyerson: How the American South Drives the Low-Wage Economy

Just as in the 1850s (with the Dred Scott decision and the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north

Stephanie Luce: Time Is Political

The fight to control the working day remains one of our most important labor struggles

Michael Albert: Greece and the Masters of Europe

The masters of Europe are defending their agenda of redistributing wealth and power upward

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